There was a surprise visitor to the apartment this week, someone who had never been here before. His name is Raf and he is a dog. His guardian brought him when she came to pick up some rescue-group paperwork. He was kept on a leash but even so, the reactions of the cats were interesting.
I can’t recall if any of the beasts had seen a dog before, except for Cammie, who had lived with a canine roommate. The princess stayed in the bedroom the whole time and, though she saw Raf, she didn’t evince much of a reaction. I don’t imagine she would have behaved much different toward him as she does toward her feline siblings.
The others were wary, to say the least. Tucker and Josie retreated to the heights of cat-trees. Renn skulked behind an armchair at first, but then, the brave boy, sneaked out to take a closer look. The atmosphere seemed more one of astonishment and surprise than of fear; amazement at this strange creature who had been allowed into their home.
And the object of these sudden emotions?
Terrifying, isn’t he? Actually, Raf is a friendly little fellow, very nervous and jittery, but willing to make friends with whomever doesn’t startle him too much. I can’t imagine the scene had dog and cats come within sniffing range.
Thank you, Raf, for enlivening the cats’ afternoon.
Very cute dog, he looks sweet.ReplyDelete
The Monster! Oh he is so sweet. It is fun to have a new ingredient in the recipe and see what happens. a couple of years ago I found a lost dog and brought him while I developed my plan to find his owner. Jessica ignored the dog! And went about her dinner routines as if the intruder never existed.ReplyDelete
Raf is adorable. I can't imagine anyone, even the cats, being frightened of him.ReplyDelete
What a cutie Raf is! I'm impressed that all your cats were okay, kept their distance but didn't freak or become aggressive. I'm sure Derry would be UTB and Nicki--well, Nicki hasn't had good experiences with neighbour dogs on the other side of the fence, I think he'd be aggressive, in self-defense mode.ReplyDelete
Maybe Raf will come back for another visit sometime! :-)
He is cute! Sometimes one of the girls who keeps her horse with us brings her dog. It is always on a lead or in the stable, but if Flynn sees it outside he will slink closer on his belly and growl at it.ReplyDelete
it always cracks mom up when those big cats see a little dog and freak out :)ReplyDelete
~~~~~~~~ waves two ewe raf.....yur prette awesum act shoo a lee....fora dawg !!! bet ewe waz wunderin bout all de catz two huh ☺☺☺ hope everee one fryday izza grate one N heerz two a lake whitefish kinda week oh end ~~~~ see ya twoozday ~~~~~~♥♥♥♥ReplyDelete
Raf is a cutie! My brother brought his dog Musqua, a black German Shepherd into my house once...the cats scattered and we didn't see any of them until the dog had been out of the house for some time. This was pre-Saku and I have to wonder how he would react. I suspect not very happily.ReplyDelete
Have a good long weekend!
Hahaha so scary. I love a scruffy little dog.ReplyDelete
Ref looks like a nice little woofie. We are giving you the Thankful tag on Wed. Hope you stop by to look at what makes us thankful and maybe you will post your feelings too. If not cool as it is a bit of workReplyDelete
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Thank you for your kind words about G.T.'s crossing over. He is truly missed here at Forty Paws.ReplyDelete