Tuesday, November 19, 2013

November 19. Day 323. Cat fight

If you've ever read Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy (and there really is no excuse for not having read this classic kids' tale) you will be familiar with Scarface Claw, the toughest Tom in town.
You will also know how Scarface Claw scared off all the dogs by hissing "EEEEEOWWWFFTZ!"
The scene is described as follows:
Off with a yowl,
a wail and a howl,
a scatter of paws
and a clatter of claws....straight back home to bed.

This scene was pretty much reenacted in our back garden today. The cat from next door decided that a chair by the pool - Rumple's chair - might be a nice place to spend the morning. Rumple rather begged to differ. The cat hissed and held its ground. He may have been in the right but like the dogs in the book, Rumple is not stupid. He barked a bit but retreated. Then when it seemed there was nothing to lose, the cat simply got up and walked off. It's no wonder I'm a dog person.

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