“With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.”
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Yappy little bastard
It takes nerve to chase a neighbor's terrified cat up a tree, watch him retrieve it at great personal risk and then lunge for it after he brings it down the ladder.
But that's Rocky.
Rocky is our neighbor's Jack Russell Terrier. As dogs go, he's cute, but if I could get him alone I'd shake him until his doggie brains rattle. He is so annoying. Usually he annoys me by standing at my back gate and barking his high-pitched little Jack Russell bark and then skulking away when I find the perfect thing to throw at him.
Today he annoyed our neighbors by chasing their cat, Ellie Mae, up a tree. It at least made for some good photos. I recommend enlarging the second one. The cat looks kind of funny being hauled off the branch.
I don't know why my next door neighbors even let Rocky hang out at their place. He belongs to the guy next door, and has already eaten several of their cats. They just keep replacing them with bigger cats. I guess Rocky will learn when they bring home a mountain lion.
Of course, that's if the coyotes don't get him first. They've been moving into the area pretty steadily and two nights ago three of them drug a deer carcass into our other neighbor's yard and got into a horrific fight over it.
Now there's buzz about forming a Coyote Hunting Party, given the imminent threat the wild canines represent to smaller animals, such as their cats and Rocky.
Personally, I think the hunting party should use Rocky as bait, but they probably won't go for it. Even if they did, he'd probably survive. Little, annoying dogs are remarkably resilient, especially shifty-eyed cat-killing little bastards like Rocky.