August 22nd 2008 5:49 pm
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My meowmy calls me a very responsible cat. I suppose that I am. I selected this home after deciding I needed a new place to live. I liked the hillside out back, the creek, and best of all, the humans here seemed good. So I moved in. Meowmy and Daddy think they found me in the woods in the back yard, but they don't know the truth. I found them!
Ever since that day, I've been the protector of this place. It's a very responsible position, especially for a cat.
Every day when Meowmy lets me back outside after a safe, secure sleep indoors, I patrol the perimeter. You never know who might have crossed our territory during the night. I've sniffed out other cats, dogs, and far more exotic creatures - deer, possums, raccoons, and even the dreaded coyotes. (I hate coyotes!)
By morning, though, the intruders are usually gone. Good thing, too, 'cause I never back down from a fight.
If I do find an intruder brave enough to remain in our yard after daybreak, I run them off. I have lots and lots of fur, and when it all stands on end, I look much larger than I actually am. If they don't run, I'm ready to rumble. Meowmy's had to take me to the vet's office many, many times to treat my injuries. But I'm still here, and those pesky intruders are gone!
We have that dog. Holly, I think her name is. I usually choose to ignore her. After all, she's just a dog. I've heard that dogs are supposed to be 'watchdogs' or 'guard dogs'. I can't imagine Holly guarding anything! She trusts everybody and wags that little stump of a tail at whomever happens by.
I'm not so trusting, believe me! Somebody has to watch out for this place. After all, there are the house cats to consider.
That would be Bo, Seven, Shamrock, and Sheba. They are not allowed outside. They like to play with little furry fake mousies and chase bell-balls around. They have a screen porch where they can watch the outdoors, but they can't actually join me out there. Sweet kitties, but not much use in guarding our home.
So it all falls to me to keep our little kingdom safe and sound.
I'm Catfish the Protector, Keeper of the Kingdom.
Time for my rounds!
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