Thursday, May 5, 2011

Guard Dog Duty

We recently discovered there's some trouble brewing in our neighborhood. The trash man said he thought he saw a cougar in our cul-de-sac! Soon after Mommy and Daddy found this out, I heard this conversation:

Mommy: You're going to have to go out with Sadie in case there's a cougar around.
Daddy: And what am I supposed to do if there's one out there?
Mommy: Keep it away from Sadie of course!

I'm glad Mommy has the right priorites but if there's a cougar around, I need to be on full alert...
I take my Guard Dog duties very seriously and have figured out how to multi-task by looking out straight ahead while sniffing to the right...
Hey, I think my superb Guard Dog skills found something suspicious lurking in our backyard...
Well, it's not a cougar but it's an introoder nonetheless...
We're going to stay on high cougar alert until we know for sure if one's around. Daddy will be brave and go out with me at night and I'll try not to test him by making him take me out at 2am!

Hope you have a Happy (and safe) Cinco de Mayo!
Sadie

33 comments:

Kjelle Bus said...

Oh wow ! Do you have Cougars around where you live ??!!

Sparkle said...

Oh no! Now I'm worried about the neighbor kitty, hanging around outside unsupervised with cougars about! Sadie, you need to tell that kitty to go back inside and stay there!

Whisppy said...

Oh dear! That's so scary. At least your Daddy has you to protect him. I hope the kitty you saw outside has a home and will STAY indoors! The poor little strays. Keep safe, everyone!

Anny said...

cougars? scary..

i like your mommy's reply... to your daddy's qn.. *LOL*

do becareful there Sadie. A cougar coming so close to human homes is probably hurt and hungry.

Catherine said...

Mom and dad must feel so much better knowing you are on guard Sadie girl! Safety first ~ that's what I always say!! :)

xo Catherine

Abby said...

Hope that cougar doesn't come by your house. I think if it does, your dad should bring you back in quick. Wouldn't want it hurting your dad either! The critter I have to watch out for is skunks on my early morning walks.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek! Make sure all the kits are safe, and yoo, and yoor beans. And the introoder kits. In fact just STAY SAFE, all of yoo!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Oh... be very careful. Technically, cougars are kitties, but they don't act like us. Be safe.

pawhugs, Max

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khan I khome play with your new BIG khytty pal?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Hi Sadie - doesn't that khougar know they belong in Washington State ;-)

Russ said...

Now isn't that something Sadie. More work for you. Now it is Cougar alert. There had better be a lot of treats coming your way.

Erika said...

How scary! Be on high alert and hopefully your Daddy won't have to go acting like a superhero.

Lin said...

EEEK! And I thought the raccoons were scary!!

I would make sure you make a LOT Of noise before you go outside and try not to go out in the middle of the night. I don't think those cougars are easily scared off.

Stay safe! I'm just really glad the kitties don't go outside. I hope your introoder stays safe too.

Hot Rocks said...

We have cougars around our neck of the woods as well. Not good for outdoor kitties and puppies! That is one reason why my cat is an indoor cat...we don't want him to be somebodys lunch!

Pricilla said...

It was a cougar that ate Farm Cat Fred so please be careful

Ginger Jasper said...

You are very brave sadie and doing a good job of guarding the house. I think that kitty saw you watching too.. Hugs GJ xx

Marg said...

Oh gosh, please be careful. My next door neighbors dog who is a dachshund was attacked by cuyote and is all right but her throat was cut pretty bad. Sadie, you might have to wait for daylight and not go out in the dark for a while. Stay safe.

Grace said...

Oh my gosh that is sooo scary - best to stay close to home. And someone please tell the humans of the intruder kitty to keep that kitty inside! Dang, what's wrong with people?

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are sure you are a very brave guard dog, Sadie, but listen to Mom. Be careful out there. Cougars are a lot bigger than that intruderz111

Happy Cinco de Mayo to all.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mr Puddy said...

Let's me help you Sadie.
I'm an expert : )
xoxo

Ann said...

I hope you and your daddy don't run into any cougars on your walks. Good eye on spotting that intruder. It may not be a cougar but at least you know you have a good eye

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Love the side sniff!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

They are so lucky to have such a brave watch dog.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Now Sadie, you and your dad and mom are going to have to be careful. I guess the cougar has intruded because his habitat is so invaded it's hard to find food. But I don't want you or your sisfurs to be dinner..and I don't want anything to happen to the cougar. Tell you what. All of you come here. No cougars but we do have black bears, BUT you can see and hear them coming. :-)

pee ess: Mommy loves your furrowed brow,

The Island Cats said...

Wow! We have coyotes where we live but no cougars!! We hope you all stay safe...'specially you, Sadie!

Jean said...

That's scary. Yeah, make sure Sadie is kept safe.

myminimocs said...

another FUN-tastic pictorial Sharla!!! :)

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You ladies stay inside where it's safe!! I'll come over and stay inside with you. And cuddle. And nom your noms.

tahtimbo said...

Several years ago at our old house, we had a cougar wandering around. It came down the alley by our house (caught this while watching the news. I thought that fence looked familiar). Very scary.
Please, be careful!

Natalie said...

Eek, scary! I am sure your daddy will keep you safe, though.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Ahh, Sadie -- you are so brave!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Yikes! Glad your Mommy and Daddy are keeping you safe! And you're such a good guard dog :)

We have mountain lion sightings once in a while...Harley and I don't go out after dark!!!

Reeni said...

I think your Mom is right! Someone needs to be sure you're safe Sadie! Who better than your strong Dad? Love, Moon

The Army of Four said...

WOWZERS! Well, it wasn't a cougar THIS time ... but you're right to be on high alert!
Stay safe, Sadie!
Play bows,
Zim