nancy in AZ Posted August 8, 2007 Report Share Posted August 8, 2007 This evening I took Boo for a walk in my neighborhood and as we were passing one of the houses up the street from me I noticed a couple of older kittens playing in the culvert under a driveway. There was also an adult cat nearby that I recognized as the one belonging to the people who live across the street from where we walking. When we approached from about 10 feet away I asked Boo to sit in a heel position and give me his attention (he was on a leash). As I did, the adult cat casually walked across the street to the front yard of the home where it lives, while Boo stayed put. Then we continued to walk down the street. When we had gotten about 50 feet past where the kittens were playing, suddenly the adult cat came tearing across the street yowling, and leaped onto Boo. Boo yelped, taken completely by surprise. He started to whirl around just as I reflexively kicked the cat, who had been hanging onto him with his claws while biting him. It flew about four feet and when it landed it started heading back to its own front yard. Then it spun around and started to charge again. This time, I ran toward it yelling, with poor confused Boo in tow until it backed off long enough for us to get the hell out of Dodge. So I'm still pretty freaked out. And I can just imagine what a mess it would have been if I had had Kit along. At the very least, I'd probably be nursing skid marks on my knees and hands. This cat lives right up the street from me. I've passed that house nearly every day all summer. Do I go up to the house and tell the owners (who I don't know) that their cat attacked my dog? It just sounds so ... incredible. Besides, I seriously doubt they would actually do anything about it, like confine it indoors. Do carry a spray bottle on my walks? I wouldn't want to deliberately hurt someone's pet, but my automatic reaction is going to be to do whatever it takes to protect my dog. I've checked Boo over carefully, but I can't find any flesh wounds, and he hasn't been licking anywhere. I'm still concerned that if he did sustain any and I can't find them they'll fester and cause an infection. Geez-- This is so very disturbing! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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