Friday, July 24, 2009

Cats are weird

Recently, when we were at the vet, I made friends with one of the kittens in the display case they have there.

My human said we looked really cute - I had my nose to the glass, and was wagging my tail, and the kitten was rubbing up and down against the glass where I was standing. My human and I considered bringing the kitten home to live with us, but in the end we decided we aren't really set up for a kitten just now.

Tonight when we went for our walk we came across a cat who didn't run away from me. They usually run away from me, when I just want to play with them, and then I get all agitated because I want to catch up with them and my stoopid human won't let me.

But this cat didn't run away from me, it came up and sniffed me, and I sniffed it back. And I wagged my tail, and it kept turning around and brushing its tail across my nose, and we were becoming very good friends.

So I went into my "play with me" crouch, and bounced around a few times in a very inviting manner, and then... the cat hissed and tried to claw me! I couldn't believe it!

Of course, we vacated the vicinity immediately, but I kept on looking back at the cat, I couldn't quite believe what had happened - I'm such a gregarious little puppy, and all I wanted to do was make friends.

We passed the cat on our way back. It kept trying to lure me closer to it, but I wasn't going to be fooled as easily this time. My human patted it, and it didn't try to claw her - but I still didn't want to go near it. When we walked past I stayed as far away from it as my leash would let me.

I'm a little bit glad we're not really set up for a kitten right now.


The Schnauzer Brothers said...

Oh Sasha, that cat obviously can not have been of such high breeding as yourself, so she let herself down a bit on on social etiquette. We could not imagine a creature alive who wouldn't want to play with such an adorable and coquettish puppy as yourself! If we had been there we would have had a stern bark or two with her about it! Why, just the thought of romping with you sends us all aquiver and we're thousands of miles away....sigh! Our guess is that the cat was obviously threatened by your beauty and charm - it's the only possible explanation! Tail wags - your ardent admirers, JD and Max.

Nellie, Yuchie, Calvert and Bailey said...

We have tons of cats in our neighborhood... our mommy pulls us away immediately. I don’t know why, all I want to do is play with them and Nellie; well she says oooh yummy cats! So I guess that means she likes them too...

Ziggy Stardust said...

I am afraid of cats. There I said it. Its true, when I see one outside I run the other way. I think they are sneaky. Take care, I don't think they get how to play.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Captain Nemo said...

Never trust a cat Sasha - they'll draw you in only to break your heart! BFN - Nemo.

JD and Max said...

Hi Sasha - we blogged about the Scarlet Puppynickel over the weekend. We hope you don't fall for his roughish charms! Tail wags - JD and Max.