Stray tabby dangerously wanders into a dog pen

by Ken
(Vadnais Heights, MN)

Cookie from Minnesota

Cookie from Minnesota

This stray tabby was barely four months old when she somehow wandered in my parent's fenced-in backyard where three large dogs lived.

My Dad was first alerted by some barking and growling. When he went out to see what the commotion was he found a little cat motionless and lying under one of his hounds. To his relief he saw that the poor cat was alive and amazingly unharmed. She apparently had been very still and was making crying noises during the attack. I wonder if this saved her life?

The next day or so, my girlfriend and I adopted the tabby and named her, Cookie. She had been with us for eight years now.

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Oct 14, 2011
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sweet cookie.
by: Anonymous

What a beautiful looking Cookie a real picture. I'm so glad that she was not hurt at all but I'm not sure that dogs always do harm cats. They love to bark and chase them but I don't think that it is usually any thing other than chasing sometimes. Best to keep your cat safe though.

Nov 29, 2009
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Sensational Cookie.
by: Jobaputra

Sensational is the word I am thing about your cat. Her fur looking like velvet.

Nov 17, 2009
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Gorgeous
by: Lesley

That is one gorgeous kitty.

What a beautiful colour she is, smokey grey and fabulous eyes.

Thank you for sharing.

Lesley

Nov 17, 2009
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Thank goodness that Cookie was unhurt.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Ken,

Cookie is simply beautiful!

Did Cookie save herself by being still? Well, I don't know too much about dog behavior, but I have known dogs to back off when a cat has stood his or her ground.

But thank goodness that she was unhurt, and you and your girlfriend have got yourselves and splendid cat.

Thank you very much for sharing your story, and Cookie's photo, with us.

Larry (Editor)

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My Best Friend: Berlioz.

by Brigit
(Canada)

Berlioz.

Berlioz.

I was walking by a pet store one day and decided to go and have a look inside (with no intentions of getting a cat). When I looked down into a cage containing 3 kittens, the small gray one caught my eye.

He reminded me so much of Berlioz from the Disney cartoon "The Aristocats"(one of my favorite movies), that I HAD to bring him home! :)

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Mar 17, 2012
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Berlioz.
by: Shaz

We have a cat called Berlioz, who looks nothing at all like the cat in the Disney movie, or like your lovely cat.

So why the name? The kids insisted on calling her that, they hadn't seen the movie but had friends with a cat called Berlioz, so that's what it had to be.

I don't know why it is that gray is such a pretty color on cats, gray is just gray on anything else but on cats it looks so good.

Jul 21, 2010
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GREAT CHOICE
by: ERICA

YOU HAVE A VERY BEAUTIFUL CAT. WHEN I LOOK AT BERLIOZ I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LAUGH AND TO SAY HE DOES LOOK LIKE AN ARISTOCRAT.

Mar 31, 2010
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Lovely
by: Anonymous

I can see why you chose him, that kitten would charm anyone. Very lovely.

Dec 12, 2009
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Berlioz
by: Jobaputra

Your cat is lovely. I can see why you name Berlioz, I too love that movie as I am just big kid.

He is a fine cat.

Dec 08, 2009
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A charmer.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Brigit,

I think that anyone can see why you had to bring Berlioz home, he is a charmer. He has a great smile too!

What is it with cats and sinks? Some cats do love them don't they, better not turn on the faucet though :0)

You had no intentions of getting a cat and yet you walked out of the pet store with Berlioz, who chose who?

Lovely cat and great photographs, thank you very much for sharing with us.

Larry (Editor)

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Dina


(British Columbia, Canada)

Well last June my moms cat had kittens and I came home after a trip that same day of the birth.

Looking down at the five of them a frisky black one just wouldn't stop kicking and pushing the other ones. After picking up all of them when it came to her she was silent and didn't meow at all.

Weeks went by and her stripes appeared and remained the most relaxed of all falling asleep on me. I had to not become attached so i stopped visiting her so often. Also, I never liked tabbies very much convinced they were just common and didn't have the personality I wanted. I was wrong. Dina(named after the kitten in Alice in Wonderland) was just what I needed.

I took her in she is so sweet and beautiful. I believe that cats come to you when you need them. They find you and you can't just pick a random one, it will stand out.

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Apr 24, 2012
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The most spunky kitten.
by: J.J.


That's what I did, I chose the most spunky one of the litter too. They was only a week or so when we saw them and I had to wait and wait. When we went back to pick him up he was just sitting very quietly in the corner, I thought oh no hes changed but as soon as I went to touch him he started to jump and dance. We got home and he was the most lively thing running everywhere. Cornwall is a cat now and just as spunky, but he does love to stretch out on me and nuzzle my chin, he is the top cat and I love him.

Mar 22, 2012
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They are the best.
by: Anonymous

Oh sure tabby cats have a personality why shouldn't they. They are cats the same as. I think that tabby cats and other common cats have more character and are more interesting than pure breed cats that can be dull. At least you can play with a tabby.

Nov 02, 2009
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Dina sounds like a sweetheart.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi,

"I believe that cats come to you when you need them."

You know, I think that you could have something there. :0)

Dina sounds like a sweetheart. Glad that you have discovered that tabbies do have personalities. My last cat was a tabby and he had personality aplenty.

Thank you very much for sharing your story about Dina with us.

Larry (Editor)

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The right cat

by EmmaMae
(USA)

I got my fantastic feline from the Dakin Animal Shelter in Leverett, Massachusetts. As soon as I walked in the door, I was enchanted.

I immediately picked up a ginger and white tom named Buttons. He was cute, but not quite right. I went next to a Korat type she-cat named Old Blue. Again, not quite right. Next, a British Shorthair tom named Joe-Joe. Uh uh.

Finally, my mom called me over to one of the other cages. There, clinging to the wire mesh of the front of the cage, was a little black kitten, whose ears were bigger then her head. Her name was Maya. I ended up getting her, and we renamed her Jet Rosette in honor of her fur and her speed.

We've had her for about two and a half years, and we hope to have many happy more.

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Nov 26, 2009
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Fabulous name.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi EmmaMae,

Thank you very much for telling us about how you chose Jet Rosette, that's a fabulous name.

I like your expression "ears were bigger then her head," I can just picture her as a kitten. :0)

Do you have a photo of Jet Rosette to share with us?

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