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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

a terrier saves a nice cat for later, 1850's

A neighbour of mine has a terrier which has shown many odd peculiarities in his habits. He has contracted a great friendship for a white cat, and evinced his affection for it the other day in a curious manner. The dog was observed to scratch a large deep hole in the garden. When he had finished it he sought out the cat, dragged her by the neck to the hole, endeavoured to place her in it, and to cover her with the soil. The cat, not liking this proceeding, at last made her escape.
-- from Anecdotes of Dogs, Edward Jesse (London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, 1858), p. 83

5 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Perhaps he was trying out a recipie for kit kat kim chee!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Ahh, puppy love! Hopefully his human didn't get the same treatment!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I'm speechless...which for me is basically unheard of lol

euthymic said...

Feisty cat:)

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Everycat said...

What a remarkably tolerant cat! We can't imagine a terrier escaping with its face if they tried that with us, even if he was a friend!

Gerry & Oliver