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Staycation story

November 20th 2011 2:58 pm
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Oh boy, kitties! Have I got a story for you! No, no, I didn't pull mom's TV down again. :) But as a side note, I have tried to do that again, but now it's attached to the wall, so I haven't been successful. Plus mom freaks out whenever I get close to the TV now.

But I digress.

So you know how my mom's sitting on dogs this week? Well, she must not have been doing her job very well. She's watching two dogs, and today she tried to take them for a walk.

Well, one dog didn't have a collar so she went to Walmart and bought a cheap one. As she tried to take the two dogs outside, the one with a new collar (a blue heeler mix) slipped out of the collar. Luckily that dog is pretty good at staying in the front yard. But mom still had to chase her for a long time before she was able to grab her and take her inside. Because my mom doesn't learn, this happened twice. (She says she thought she had gotten the collar tight enough.) So then, she takes the leash and fashions a loop out of it so they can still go on a walk. Well, that appears to be going fine until the other dog (a little pit bull-terrier mix) slipped out of her collar!!

Now the thing about this dog is she doesn't pay any attention to treats, and she just RUNS. She's really, really fast. One time she got out of the yard and took off. She was found almost two miles away.

So the dog TAKES OFF. Mom starts running, pulling the poor blue heeler along. Well mom was wearing flip-flops, despite NUMEROUS accidents and bad things happening when she tries to walk dogs in them. What can I say, she doesn't learn. One flip-flop fell off, and then mom kicked the other one off and was running up and down the street IN HER BARE feet for about six blocks. The dog would taunt her as she would get closer, standing and waiting till she was a few feet away and then taking off. Mom was FREAKING out because it's a fairly busy road, and the dog was almost to another very, very busy road.

Finally, another guy and mom tricked the dog into thinking she was going to go for a ride a truck, and mom was able to get the collar back on her. OH, she was SOOOO mad. But SO relieved everyone is OK. Except for her feet. Those hurt pretty bad.

So now the dogs are on house arrest, and there will be no more walks for the rest of the week.

HAHAHA! That's what she gets for abandoning me for dogs!

Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 3:21 pm

Reason #2,598 why Cats are Better than Dogs......
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 3:23 pm

That is EXACTLY what mom was thinking during the whole ordeal. I am MUCH easier to take care of!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 3:24 pm

Sore feet is definitely justice for leaving my girl at home alone! It's a funny story, make sure you laugh at your Mom some but be easy with it. Remind her that dogs are stupid and she's better off with you. I bet she would agree.

Diamond is notorious for slipping out of a collar that's why she doesn't leave the house with her harness on, even if it's just a short trip to the mail box. Mom says if you leave her unattended for a period of time like 20 min. and Diamond knows how to get out of her harness too. You can always get Diamond back with a ball, she can never refuse a chance to play!
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 3:32 pm

That's definitely what these dogs need! A harness! I can't believe Diamond can get out of her harness!! Those dogs!
Purred by: Lisa P

November 20th 2011 at 3:37 pm

Nida we have such a funny picture in our heads of your mommy flailing all over the place with one flip flop, running after the dog! MOL! Like a comic strip.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 3:43 pm

Last Diamond slipped out of her harness was when they were camping out at the lake. Tux and her both were on their leads tied to trees when all the humans went into the camper to check the burgers and get the condiments ready when they heard a whimper at the door. It was Diamond buck naked. She said "no no your not taking the good food in without me." Mom said she could have chased ducks, could have picked a fight with another dog, could have ran miles but no she just wanted to be with the food.
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 3:45 pm

Oh Finney - that's exactly how it looked! Add in alternating screams at the dog and baby talk to the dog. The neighbors probably think she's absolutely insane. She's glad she doesn't live anywhere near that neighborhood. Everyone kept asking her where her shoes were. Did I mention that it's about 20 degrees out?
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 3:46 pm

Zach - that's so funny! She wanted a tasty treat! We animals are so much smarter than our people!
Purred by: Lisa P

November 20th 2011 at 4:00 pm

Why was she in flip flops in 20 degree weather? At least here it was 63 today! Your mommy is funny Nida. MOL
Purred by: Eva V

November 20th 2011 at 4:01 pm

Monida, 20 degrees and your mom running barefoot? All of a sudden it's not such a funny story! Your poor mom.
All our mom's should be grateful they have us instead of dogs.
Except Zach's mom. MOL
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 4:18 pm

Oh mom always wears flip-flops when she's doing anything. She's too lazy for real shoes. At least the cold numbed the pain.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 4:26 pm

Mo, be nice about your Mom! She's not lazy she's a creature that likes comfort. I bet you her feet really are hurting then. Heck you might as well taken a barefoot run in the snow.

Finn, we had to turn the AC on today it was so warm.
Purred by: Lisa P

November 20th 2011 at 4:40 pm

Normally I'd be jealous but today was gorgeous! Hey! Both me and Lacey wrote diaries last night and hardly anyone is reading them!!!
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 4:51 pm

I read them! But I didn't have a chance to reply. I really liked the one about Linus! It's been really quiet lately.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 5:16 pm

Thanks fort reminding me Finn, I'll read your if you'll read mine. I'm in the same boat I've had like three replies and that's it. Sad thing is it's my Thank You dairy for my gotcha gifts.
Purred by: Pipo (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 6:00 pm

OMC! Meowmy knows exactly how your mom feels...she has had to chase our dog-guy a lot before we had the fence put in...once she tripped over an old section of barbed then she needed to go to the ER for a tetanus shot...and once she had to chase him through a big berry thicket...and boy did she get scratched up! UGH!

We hope your mom's feet are going to be able to carry her through the next few days...and leave your flipflops at home...MOL!
Purred by: Snow the Kitten - DIT#30 (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 6:11 pm

OMC, doggies sound like they must be giant pains in the backside!! Even more than me, The White Tornado! Don't know why anybuddy would want one. Luv, Snow
Purred by: Stacy T

November 20th 2011 at 6:45 pm

See that? I knew that this "sitting on dogs" is bad stuff. Did your Mom come home, kind of cross-eyed, headachey and just collapse? That's what happens here after a day of 'sitting on dogs' ~ Yeah and then guess who gets ignored? We cats...
Your Mom's poor feet... I can't imagine how chewed up they are from the street. Maybe if you lick them you can help nurse your Mom back to healed (MoL !!!)
Purred by: Stacy T

November 20th 2011 at 6:46 pm

Oh yeah... and my Angel won't walk those doggies she sits on without a harness, because we've had to play the "un-collaring, chase and fetch me" game too
Purred by: Nonny - DG # 10 (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 7:15 pm

I with Tigger...cats rule..dogs drool..
Purred by: Novi--DIT #49 (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 7:50 pm

HEY, I gotsa doggy an I LIKE him. Takin care of doggies is harder than us kitties, but lil Bear is my furriend. He play wif me lotsa times an he listen to mama when she call him.

Of course kitties is better, but not all doggies is bad.
Purred by: Kerstin K

November 20th 2011 at 9:33 pm

only inferior creatures don't use boxes and need walks...

what else will it need for your mommy to LEARN, monida? can't she be happy cuddling with you and wait that those barking, stinking, silly things learn to use boxes and play with toys like any cat can...? cats rule - and don't drool ;)
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 9:36 pm

Hope your momma's feet feel better!! Although, maybe it is fair since she abandoned you...
Purred by: Toffy (Catster Member)

November 20th 2011 at 9:51 pm

Ha ha!! What a great story! Your mom sure got a nice workout, didn't she? I'm glad everyone's okay.
Purred by: Toki (Catster Member)

November 21st 2011 at 12:29 am

Oh man, sorry about your mom's feet. My mom says having your feet hurt can ruin a perfectly good day. It sure can be hard to walk dogs when you are not used to it. My mom was once visiting her friend in the mountains and had to watch her friend's dogs while her friend was at work. One was a Siberian Husky and the other a white German Shepard, and since they were both big dogs, she took them out one at a time to walk. One day it snowed hard for the first time that season, and when she took the Husky out, (after the other dog) she (the Husky) refused to go back inside because she loved the snow. The Husky just sat down happily in the snow and wouldn't budge. so mom had to stay out in the snow freezing for over an hour. She said that Husky was really strong and there was no way my mom could pull her. Also, Mom wasn't used to ordering dogs around, so the Husky had no respect for my mom's silly begging.
Purred by: Pepper (Catster Member)

November 21st 2011 at 4:53 am

MOL! Hope your Mommy's feeties are ok! MOL!
Purred by: Rex (Catster Member)

November 21st 2011 at 7:23 am

Your poor momcat's feet. I hope they feel better soon. Cats are so much smarter than those doggies.
Purred by: Laura W

November 21st 2011 at 9:26 am

monida...talkz bout day jah view.....

R mom be at her gram paw N gram maws like all de time, but bak in de day when her was WAY younger; her was asked to walk their dawggie ....a rottweiler

De G/G lived on de out skurts oh town but they hada highway like at de end oh their road

one day, mom be out walkin de dog N him spied a squirrel....

da dawg took off, coz mom be a weenie N couldna stop him from runnin after de squirrel, N by de grace oh St francis de dawg ran towards home N knot de highway

mom haza soooper big mouth N started yellin for help N her gram paw seed ono be he gave chase...

mom N her gram paw chased that dawg for a good ten minits...ono wood wait til they getted rite up close N reddy ta nab de collar ore lead N off he'd run again...

then gram MAW comes outta de houz N yells...ono.....get yur butt over heer....

that made mom N her gram paw like laff...

yea..... thatz gonna werk ...KNOT...

N her gram maw just keeps walkin towards ono N callin hiz name N holdin out her hand

de squirrel crazed dawg iz now pretty pooped, pantin N all, N is standin in de nay bors yard just watchin de gram maw....

gram maw gets close to him N he looks like he's reddy ta run N her shouts ono...come heer N holds out her hand...

jumpin beanz ona tight rope if de next thing mom N her gram paw noes iz, ono walks up to gram maw, N her grabs iz lead N collar N takes him bak home

kneadless ta say mom N gram paw iz they run up to ono N gram maw onlee ta see her bee feedin de silly dawg a raw hot dawg.....what her had been holdin in her hand frum de get go....

kneadless ta say mom N gram paw feeled pretty foolish, mom was knot allowed ta walk de dawg by herself for sum time N if it wooda been uz, we wooda just runned up de tree after de squirrel in de furst place....

chase solved !!
Purred by: Toby (Catster Member)

November 21st 2011 at 10:08 am

Glad that the story has a happy ending, we got quite scared in the middle with the dog near the busy road. We hope that your mum's feet get better soon and she appreciates cats all the more!! Purrs Toby




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