Mr. goose is no longer with us. His number came up Saturday morning. He was attacked by a bobcat. I was not feeling super well. I think I am trying to come down with a bug. So, I slept late, and the cat got poor Mr. Goose. It is a sad Awwwww....today. But, he was getting old and mean. He squawked non-stop. I knew eventually he would draw unwanted attention and he did.
I'm grateful Mollipop and me are okay. Every single time I would let her outside Friday night she ran to the back and barked her head off. I would have to go back there and literally pick her up to bring her in the house. She did exactly the same thing Saturday morning. However, this time as I approached, I heard this low guttural growling, and then I saw him. Naturally, I grabbed Molli, and ran as fast as possible, into the house to grab my camera. Well, I had to try to get a photo before he jumped the low place in the fence, and attacked me. He definitely was not going anywhere because Mr. Goose was right there, and the cat was protecting his kill.
Bobcats have become a very big problem in our area. I would estimate this cat weighed somewhere between twenty five and thirty pounds. The combination of their size, and lack of fear of humans, has become a serious problem. We all have concerns, in this area, for small children, ourselves, our pets, and, our fowl. I won't go deeper into the details. But, no one needs to worry about that cat any longer.
I will post the two photos at the end of the week for my Feline Friday contribution. Hey it's not everyday a city girl gets photos of a bobcat in it's natural habitat. The adrenaline rush during the entire episode was incredible. Oh my, just think, that cat had been back there the night before. A big, hungry, and, agitated cat. I am so grateful he didn't attack Molli or me. That's why we all own shotguns or rifles. I was nuts for being out there the night before without my gun. I know better! I always take my shotgun out with me. I won't forget to take it ever again!!
Blog Of The Week is La Tejana authored by Shelly.
Shelly is an incredible writer. She's a teacher that also lives and works on a ranch that has been in her family for several generations. I am not a big reader. I usually like to hit and run. But Shelly grabbed my attention from the very first sentence I read she had written. Last week, she wrote a simple piece about doing dishes that made dish washing sound like one of the most romantic and fascinating things a person can do. I'm telling you this is a wonderful blog filled with incredible true life stories. Don't just hit and run. Look through her archives. She's one heck of a story teller! I hope you go visit and have a look around. I know I am glad I found La Tejana!
Okay did ya'll get all of that? I hope so. I am not the writer. That's why I take pictures!
I will need my new strength this morning when I visit the dentist! I am back and will get caught up with everyone as fast as I can!
~Happy week everyone!~