Monday, May 25, 2009

Cat Fight Brewing..Literally

About three months ago, I got new neighbors - and thank god for that. The house on the one side of me is a rental, and was an eyesore. My new neighbors are Laura, Alicia, their daughter Jamison and their animals (2 cats and sweetheart of a pit bull named Jake) - and they have cleaned that mess up. I cannot tell you how much better it looks.

They have a small gray cat...can't for the life of me think of its name right now. I think they leave him out most of the time - and this is the time of the year I let Scoobi Doo out also. Well, tonight, as we were walking up the driveway, I see Scoobi on the side yard, in a "creep" mode. I wander over, and she is creeping at that cat, who is sitting on my landscape brick. I watch for a minute, Scoobi lays down, and is making some sort of primal noise. Given this cat has claws and mine does not, I quickly assess this is going nowhere good, fast. I still have Chelsie on her leash so she doesn't get in there to mix things up and walk to Scoobi to see if she will let me pick her up. Thankfully, she did and I brought her in.

Going to have to watch this - the last thing I want is to try and find 2 fighting cats, esp when mine will no doubt be on the losing end of things. However, Scoobi really likes being outside, so until we have some kind of run in, I will continue to let her play outside....

4 comments:

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

Good neighbors are too easily taken for granted--but bad neighbors can make life miserable. Glad that you like your new neighbors. Since they seem nice, maybe you can have some sort of rotation/schedule for letting out the cats? Our cat Angie has fought every cat in the neighborhood--but she's feisty and has claws. After living in this house 6 years, the other cats know to stay out of our yard--but not without a few battle wounds along the way. Scoobi may not fare as well without her weapons to protect her....

OSU 98 said...

I am very concerned about this - usually, she stays in the backyard, but more and more, she has been wandering out front. A few weeks ago, she was not her normal self - that warranted her an up close and personal look over to make sure she had no wounds I could not see below her fur....

Becky said...

Oh hope you can find a good solution to this one -- I didn't realize you had Scoobi. I had a cat growing up.

The Monroes said...

I am glad that you have neighbors that take care of their yard, I know that drove you crazy! I hope Scoobi realizes that she is a little defenseless, sometimes it takes a little run in and she will learn. See what type of parent I am?