Saturday, March 6, 2010

She's ALIVE!

Did I mention we thought Diesel killed the cat about a month ago?

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Yep, the husband called me at work one morning and said he gotta ahold of Miss Kitty.  Didn't look good.  She might be dead when I got home.  That's always something to look forward to.  I got home that night, no Miss Kitty.  Next day, no Miss Kitty.  Two weeks, no Miss Kitty.  We figured she had went off to die.

Miss Kitty came with the place.  The day we moved in, she came out of the barn to greet us.  Tough cat that put up with all the dogs.  But always managed to stay one step ahead.

Then, two weeks ago Saturday, Miss Kitty appeared in the barn.  We were so happy to see she was alive and well.  Don't know where she'd been.  And after Saturday, she disappeared again.  Guess she figured our barn wasn't the safest place around anymore.

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Then, out of nowhere, she showed up again yesterday evening.  Ready to be fed and pet.  The husband had let the dogs out and walked out to the barn.  Noticed Miss Kitty and managed to wrangle the dogs back in the yard.  She seemed happy, rubbing against my legs and purrin'.  She went out in the pasture with us as we messed with the heifers and babies.  (She's our cowcat.  Really, she goes out with us when we work the cattle near the barn.  Never seen anything like it.)

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Don't know if she'll be out there today.  Once Diesel saw her yesterday, he started jumping and whinin', wantin' out of the yard.  He always runs straight to the barn lookin' for her.  He doesn't realize that his rough mastiff puppy play is a little too much for a kitty.

24 comments:

Goodwife said...

Miss Kitty is a purty kitty! Glad she survived Spring Slam 2010.......

threecollie said...

Glad she came back. She matches our Elvis cat right down to the chin patch in the exact same place!

Linda said...

Nine lives are a good thing. Hopefully she can land a couple good swats on the end of Diesels nose and show him who was there first!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Aren't cats an interesting species.... they get mad leave fend for themselve and then return for some lovin'.. In this case some big dog lovin'

Pony Girl said...

Glad to hear she's okay! Maybe you can find her a new home or ranch with no dogs? A ranch w/no dogs? Probably not possible, LOL! Or maybe she's shacking up at another place now and just stopping to visit you guys now and then? ;)

fernvalley01 said...

Glad she is OK, My old Rowdy cat would have been a good plamate for Deisel, he was a tough bugger (beat up the neighbors Sharpei!) He loved his dogs here though)

Dee said...

Yay! I always hated when a cat went missing. Usually it was due to a dog or coyotes

lisa said...

My kinda cat, cowcat!

fernvalley01 said...

Cowcat! My dad talks about a little calico barn cat from years ago , that turned the whole dairy herd aroundf in the door of the barn because she had her kittens out for a walk and didn't let the cows pass! 5lb cat versus 50 holstiens!

Paige said...

Cats are so strange. I cannot keep track of them either-but oddly, my dogs are leaving Charlie alone. I have no cats at the farm right now and need to reload--usually coyotes get them. Or foxes. Very sad

Reddirt Woman said...

Yea for Miss Kitty! A cowcat has extra lives, I think. She's a pretty girl, too.

Cowgirl Goods said...

She is beautiful! She needs to scratch Diesels nose to tell him whose boss girl around there!

prairierunner said...

Glad she's back safe and sound. Notshy mauls Marmaduke and he leaves the doorstep every once in a while so she misses him but comes back just to get mauled again.

singedwingangel said...

Hmm what are the odds Miss Kitty has a secret fur family at another location. She may have kittens somewhere, but I can bet not too far but well hidden from the puppy lovin's...

Shirley said...

A little Kitty style tune up might help Deisel get some respect, there's not many dogs who won't back down to a furious cat. But she looks pretty mellow to me!

Snappy Di said...

I don't think I could ever own a cat. They wander too much and would worry me to death. Well, plus they make me sneeze, so it's just not a good fit. My dogs don't like them either. Glad yours is okay though.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Dusty Devoe said...

She sure is a pretty kitty! Glad she's okay.

LadyFi said...

Now that is one tough cookie. Love the way Diesel is 'kissing' her in that first photo!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I'm going to do a "awwww poor baby", since I am such a cat lover. Can't help it, did he really maul her? Poor little thing, maybe next time she can run faster.

Jen

Tina said...

The idependent streak of a cat never ceases to amaze me!
She went off to get healed and now she's back.
TrapperDude use to have a cat named 'Dufus' who would go quail hunting with him. He would stay with Trapper and darn near get 'on point' with the bird and when Trapper shot the quail, he would run over there and get it...then run off and eat it!
One day he got into Trapper's truck and got into a bag of deer streaks he had forgotten to bring in.
Shoot, Dufus didn't need them cut up and on a plate!
Surprisingly, the cat did live to see another day and when his time had come, he simply went out and died in the field of alfalfa.
And was found later that year inside a flake of hay.
Cats always have the last word.
Always.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

WHOA!!! Lucky for her!! We have some of that "cat playing" going on at our place... I'm gonna hide in the barn with a paint ball gun and paint me some dogs!

Merri said...

when I was little, I had a cat named "Kitty" for a long time. (original name!) when he got older, he'd go away for a few days, come back, go away, come back. one day he never came back. I got another cat. named "Kitty". (ok I was not a very imaginative child.) Then one morning, I swear it was about 6 months later, the first Kitty was back, sitting by the door meowing for his food as usual. He stayed for a while then was gone again, never to return. When I move on to my next life, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT CAT!!!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

CTG Ponies said...

So glad Miss Kitty is ok. I love the first pic. It looks like Diesel is just checking to see if she'd taste good enough for a meal.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

Ok, this cat is beautiful. And i am going to need to be updated, frequently, about her. We have a cat at my mom and dad's that is the foreman/supervisor of the place. She'll follow you through the house when you first get there, stands on the washer and dryer to see out to the barn when you go feed, and is generally always up in your business.

And we have a cat at the ranch that likes to help me catch horses. Orange-y is a crazy cat!