DoberDiva Turned Dragon Slayer

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So we're sitting on the sofa watching Rookie Blues waiting for dad to come home. Sofia has her head on my lap hoping the cheese and crackers I'm eating just might fall into her mouth...

a cat had the audacity to meander into our yard..

In a BLINK.. I'm talking nano-second... my sedate mellow momma flew off the sofa, busted through the screen door scooted her 79 pound body under the fence like a boot camp Marine and took off to parts unknown.  

"YYYYEEEEOOOWWWW" said the cat

"RRRRRWWWWFFFF" said Sofia

"SHHHHH" said the neighbors.

She took her own sweet time coming back... prancing and dancing and spitting cat hair out of her mouth..

Mike gets home about 10 minutes later.

" So how are my lovely ladies tonight?"

" Fine.. how was YOUR day?"

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lol, way to keep a secret!!

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Yeah.. well.. sometimes "Wait til your dad gets home" just doesn't work with Sofia.. She LIVES for that.

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Lady Kate, hee, hee!!!  What a great visual!  Nothing like a good chase!

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LOL poor kitty...guess Sofia showed him!

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You know.. I think it was a battle over that teaspoon size mouse I wrote about a month or so ago.. I betcha the cat wanted him..However  any and everything in this yard belongs to the Diva...

Found the mouse a bit shredded this morning.. Lady Sofia  picked it up and carried it over to us in hopes of a nice memorial.. ( or at least a sautee) R.I.P. little guy.. You were a good mouse.

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Man does that girl have keen senses or what?!  Don't ever feel afraid in her presence she'll catch any burglar in a matter of seconds!

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Honestly, I was a little taken aback at how fast she moved.. She was a blurr!! And her roar shook the walls.. She's a little miffed at me now as I've been in and out all day.. haven't spent as much time with her as usual and she's giving me the stink eye..  ( better than the dobertooth the cat felt!!)

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I really laughed at the visual of this large DoberDiva busting through the screen door and scrambling under the fence. Yes, they truly can move suddenly when on alert.

Reminds me of a dog I had back in the '70's, a Labrador/GSD mix. Mamma was a large black GSD and Rambo was a very large dog and moved fast. He had short nails and was very quiet, and rarely barked. I was visiting my parents with Rambo along and opened the back door in the garage to let him out. A neighborhood cat was in the middle of the yard facing away from us. Rambo took off after him and when he was about 10' from the cat, the cat sensed danger, turned his head, jumped up in the air and took off. You know the cartoons where the cat starts running while still in the air? Well they really do it.

Rambo was gaining on the cat when the cat go close to the fence, and jumped up on the old dog house that was about 6' tall at the peak and a little over 4' tall at the eaves and now used to store the lawnmower (large doghouse) and when the cat jumped up on the roof, and ran over the ridge to jump over the 6' chainlink fence into the yard next door.

Rambo followed the cat up onto the top of the doghouse, but the lack of claws came into play and he slid backward off the top of the doghouse and the cat escaped with 8 of his lives. BTW - that cat never ever came back.

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Rambo!! Aptly named..

Thank you so much for your humor, your stories and your appreciation for our four legged friends..

You are indeed a wordsmith and a good friend.

Smooches to the Pooches

KT&S

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rgreen4, great story!  We have a cat, somewhat by default, but I am really not a "cat" person. He is a housecat and doesn't go outside. These kind of stories are so funny!  I wouldn't want to see a cat maimed or anything, but as long as everything is fine in the end, it's pretty funny!

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This reminds me of my first Dobe girl, Shadowe.I let her outside one night in my dark fenced in yard and left her to do her business.I opened the slider about ten minutes later to find her playing with something in the yard.Thinking it must be a small dog that may have found a way under the fence,I got a flashlight to find her playing with a skunk.There was no barking,no growling, and no strange angry sounds coming from this skunk.Instead they were just taking turns chasing each other much the same way my dogs play together.Of course, thinking this wild animal could have a disease,I immediately callled for her to come.Once she left it and came back in the house I realized she and the skunk didn't start out as friends, because the odor that followed her back in the house was very hard to mistake.   

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Amazing that she still played after being sprayed... Usually the sting is so annoying and the smell so horrific, dogs just want to roll it off... Must have missed her eyes. How did eliminate the Au du Pew ??

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We're finally getting our cats (3 of them, 1, 2, and 3 years old) to tolerate dakota...  We don't let Dakota upstairs in our bedrooms or office so the cats have their own place to kick back and relax without a pouncing puppy that just wants to play.  Luckily, with Dakota when she runs after the cats, she will stop as soon as we tell her to leave it.  They will now tolerate each other in the same room, and have sniffed each other a few times without anything crazy.  Dakota is not nasty with them, she clearly just wants to play, but the cats say wtf is this big thing chasing us for lol.  I'm with Gingersmommy, I was never a cat person, I was totally against the idea.  We didn't have the room for a dog, and i didn't want 1 cat, let alone 3, but now that we have them I love them and wouldn't want to be without them.  It's a slow process, but has been getting better.

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I honestly don't remember how I got rid of the smell,this was about 15 years ago.Lots of baths and scrubbing.I think I may have tried tomato juice, but it took at least 7-10 days to completely disappear.She had no reaction whatsoever to being sprayed.Even when she came in and I reacted to the smell,she had that confused-what did I do wrong?- kind of look on her face.