Don’t let this face fool you.
This cat is an asshole. She derives some sort of feline pleasure from occasionally tormenting our dog Petra … she will threaten her by not allowing her to pass by or walk through a door or she will latch on to the back of Petra’s neck or nip her ears. It’s not something I condone or allow, but I don’t always catch it before it happens. When it does happen … everyone, but everyone, knows. Because Petra screams at the top of her little Chihuahua lungs just as if someone were trying to murder her. Now you might say, of course she does! I would too! But the thing is, Shaylee doesn’t always actually make contact, and when she does, it’s not as horrific as it sounds. Shaylee’s intent is not to hurt so much as to amuse herself. Remember, I did say she was an asshole.
The key thing here to keep in mind is, Shaylee doesn’t always make contact. Sometimes she just gives Petra the ol’ cat stink-eye. However, if she’s stalking Petra and Petra knows it, Petra will scream, figuring the best offense is a good defense, I guess. Scare ‘em off with crazy.
This sibling intimidation hasn’t happened in a while and I can only assume that rather than the fulfillment of my hope for a peaceful, harmonious familial unit, it was instead simply because Shaylee was a little rattled after the move to the condo we now call home. (I will digress here a moment just to mention that unlike the noise dampening construction you might expect in privately owned condos, ours is more like your standard apartment building … we’re all well aware of what everyone else in the building is doing at any point in time.)
At any rate, round about midnight last night, I’m pretty sure the neighbors think I killed my dog.
Welcome to the neighborhood.
One of the many reasons I will do whatever it takes to avoid living in close earshot of neighbors.
It’s definitely not my first choice and fortunately, only temporary.
Glad to know it is a temp move. Sad for you having to cope with a cat having to make 2 adjustments
Move to the west, MD, and be closer to me and Sonja. 😀
My next move will be across country. 😀
Animals can make the worst sounds! If there is a strange cat on my porch my kitty will do this bloodcurdling screech. Its awful! Good luck with not freaking out your neighbors! haha it is kind of a funny story though 🙂
Oh wow! I bet that screech sure can scare you when you’re not expecting it!
OMG…I know it’s not really funny, but it is really funny.
It was indeed funny after I realized the police weren’t in fact going to show up at my door thinking something awful had happened … 😀
“This cat is an asshole.”
“This ocean is wet.”
It is what it is, Wendy. Your turn to listen in equal parts horror and fascination will come, I’m sure.
I like that cat. 😍