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Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:29 PM

Shadow chasing KC

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:31 PM

1. Shadow! Stop that!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:00 PM

3. It appears that is precisely what he is trying to do.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:02 PM

4. Let me rephrase that....

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:06 PM

8. How so?

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:29 PM

11. A previous comment said Shadow is trying to stop... the cat from getting away! So, I should've

Told Shadow to stop CHASING the cat. Shadow's obviously high IQ demands we be specific! But, all this just reminded me of another dog-cat episode. We used two borrowed Anatolians to guard sheep and goats... we let the flocks' owner use our land. Well! The female kept leaving her job and property, putting her in danger of being shot by other property owners. So, we kept her in the barnyard, but I'd walk her on a leash, accompanied by her boyfriend. One day, we were having a beautiful, calm walk, communing with lovely nature, when their attention focused on some distant sight. Then they took off. Leash gone. Dogs like rockets... a cat about half a mile away. I start chasing the dogs, screaming at the cat to run, RUN, RUN. I was delighted, and about to die from oxygen deprivation, when I saw the cat shinny up a tree. The dogs immediately lost interest and we all panted our way home.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:58 PM

12. WHAT A STORY! Your writing draws me in. Almost panting myself! Happy for the cat. Thank You!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #12)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 09:32 AM

13. The only startling thing about that event was the picture we presented as the three separate groups

Tore across the acres. My poor husband, on another occasion, might have gotten himself hurt, but didn't. He also decided to walk the Anatolian and, after they escaped me, must've decided to make sure no leash was going to slip out of his hands, as happened to his incompetent wife. All went swimmingly until that one moment when time and space bend... we've all been there. You fall and suddenly you see nothing except the floor and your body in slow motion. All he remembers is the Great White lunging forward, causing him to stumble. But he didn't fall. As the Anatolian charged ahead, her momentum lifted him up. He literally became a 180 lb. kite. He thinks he flew for about 20 feet before crashing down. That would be the last time he walked the Anatolian! You know, they're usually such slow, lumbering critters that one wonders how they could work up the energy to actually do something above and beyond barking an invader away. But one day I was watching them loose in the field. Suddenly, as one, these slow white mountains look off at top speed. I distinctly remember being mesmerized and the thought stayed in my head, they look like trains! Their speed and power I'd never seen before and my only reaction was that I was watching trains! And that's what turned my husband into a kite. You know what, if anyone ever asks you to babysit their Anatolian, by all means, do. They're sweet and great company. Maybe want to think twice about taking one for a walk, though!

Gotta go! Deerie's pecking on the door for his bottle!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 11:25 AM

14. WowHolyCow!!

OKAY - with an Anatolian, dogsitting is good, dog WALKING maybe NOT!

P.S. Glad your husband's okay.

PP.SS. Who's Deerie?

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #14)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 02:13 PM

15. About Deerie...I don't want any lectures on how I'm going against nature...I know it and I don't

Care! About 3 years ago, my husband came home with a fawn in his arms. He'd almost run over it. The baby was lying on our ranch road on a decline, so he was hidden until it might be too late. Luckily, my husband doesn't speed. We always have milk powder and bottles around, so I started feeding him right away. Since I had to retire from cat rescue, the thing I miss more than anything is bottle feeding. It's such fun to see their excitement when they see a bottle. They'll fight each other to stay on the bottle. They stretch out both arms into the air in bottle ecstasy. They try to put the whole nipple and bottle into their mouths. Growling, slapping siblings away...bottle time is a hoot for everyone!!!

I'm pretty sure I never intended to wean Deerie off the bottle... Who would be that stupid, given how much pleasure it gives all concerned?
We put him out to graze at the appropriate time, but we still had our breakfast bottle and night cap. So, he's weaned... and not!

In our years together, he's run off twice... but shown up the next morning to come home. I found a vet who would neuter him...we have laws to insure that nothing interferes with the deer population's ability to go forth and multiply to keep hunters happy and sell hunting licenses. I don't care! Our previous game wardens have learned to turn a blind eye to what goes on at our place... easier on everyone!

So that's Deerie!!! My 80 lb. baby, cause that's the way.. uh huh, uh huh.. we like it!!!!! So does a registrar at our hospital in another town. She keeps a folder in her office of Deerie photos so she can periodically brighten her day!!!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 03:50 PM

16. What you are, and have been, doing is wonderful Karadeniz!

I'd say it's more like you're assisting nature. You have the neatest stories! I imagine you weren't too surprised at all when your husband came home with Deerie in his arms. So glad you reached an understanding with game wardens

You want maybe to post a picture of Deerie?

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #16)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 04:38 PM

17. I'll ask my husband if he can somehow get the photos onto DU. I once tried to write a post, it didn'

Work, so I didn't waste any more of my time and sanity fighting that battle. Every once in a while my husband brings up WiFi or Blue Tooth and then he remembers who he's talking to. The other day I told him in a panic to look at the washing machine. I'd tried and failed several times to start it. I do a phenomenal amount of laundry with all the cats. This was disaster time. Apparently, one dial was one degree out of its comfort zone.

I like "assisting nature" and that will become my explanation from now on.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 4, 2021, 04:48 PM

18. I'm glad you like the explanation. Glad you got the washer "fixed."

If your husband might have any questions about posting photos just let me know in a DU mail message.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:12 PM

9. Ha!

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Response to alfredo (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:04 PM

6. You got it alfredo! Thanks!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:13 PM

10. And the antibiotics don't seem to be working

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:02 PM

5. Ha Ha! Thanks Karadeniz! Maybe she would listen to YOU!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 10:35 PM

2. I think KC's going to win!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 2, 2021, 11:05 PM

7. Hope so Peggy! I knew I should've kept shooting!

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