Anyway, this light time I was going out, raining or not raining. I’m glad I did.
I had left the house through the bedroom clearway and was sitting on the outer wall when I saw Ginger sheltering under the trees at the edge of the wood. I was just about to shout hello to him when I saw a flash of colour, and there was Ginger in the mouth of a fox. It had grabbed him behind the neck and he couldn't turn round to fight. I was off the wall like a shot. The fox saw me coming and bolted but of course he was neither as quick nor as agile as me....partly due maybe to the weight of poor Ginger, anyway it didn't take long to catch up to him.
I grabbed at his leg with my claws only to find it had no effect because my claws were of course currently decorating the carpet at home where they'd been cut.
With a magnificent leap, superb even for us Superiors, I jumped again and locked my teeth about the fox’s back leg. He howled and as he did so dropped Ginger who bolted. My teeth currently round the fox's back leg I couldn't shout to Ginger to support me and the fox was shaking me from side to side to dislodge me. I thought if he did so I might end up in Ginger's last known position. But, as luck would have it with a final shake I fell free of the leg and the fox decided not to stop for lunch and shot off....no doubt to tell his wife of the ferocious animal who'd taken their dinner away.
I walked back to my wall and yes, I allowed myself a bit of a swagger. I know that's something hard to believe, a Superior swaggering, but I'm afraid I did. At the wall, there was Ginger with Gizmo and Smokie and with his back to me I could hear him telling them how he'd fought off a dog fox single handedly and how he was sorry but they probably wouldn't see me again as the fox had taken me as his consolation prize......I coughed.
Ginger knew the sound and stopping mid-sentence turned towards me. “Oscar” he cried, “ so glad to see you safe. I would have helped you but you were out of sight so quickly I couldn't find you.”
“Yes” I responded, “ I suppose the gap between us did open up pretty quickly didn't it?” He at least held his head low at that remark. I turned to Gizmo and Smokie and said “ Doesn't look as though Mr. Fox gets any dinner today then!” They laughed but we all knew we'd have to deal with the fox before long to stop him taking any Superiors and inviting them to dinner...as the main course...again. A few bites and scratches ( yes, not by me until the claws grow again) from us should make him look for a different prey in future.
Red flash in the grass
the fox is strong and cunning
but I shall prevail
Now that's one fine, brave kitty! :)
I love these cat stories. You should publish as a book for children. Get someone to draw the pictures! But if Oscar became a huge star, his head would grow even bigger!
(Niamh, If he became a bigger star I'd have to become a bigger servant. We've already had the doorways widened once for him. xx)
Funny! I have a cat who rules us all, including the dog. LOL! Please write these stories down for children!
Cat's seem to be very good at this. I'm not sure I could do a book like that for children and I could no longer draw for something like that).
Niamh is absolutely right. A book is needed. I would say not just for children, though...
( Oh ganging up now are we? SEE PREVIOUS ANSWER.)
Hahahahaha! I'm still laughing. I can relate to your story since I have a cat myself. Well, I can relate to everything except for the fox & all the excitement! My cat is an indoor cat but she let's me share this apartment even though I pay the bills.
I have to agree with everyone else that commented here. You should turn these stories into a children's book. It has all the makings of one!
(Your cat is obviously as kind as Oscar Deb. He often lets me sit in one of his chairs or occupy his bed at night, though obviosly he decides when I've been there long enough and wakes me. I suppose as he appears so often in my books there wouldn't be a need to give him one of his own).