Monday, November 26, 2012

The One That Got Away

Last weekend, we also played on our friends' 60 acre horse farm that we visit several times a year.  It is such a good place to just let the dogs be dogs and to practice recalls off leash without having to worry about all the things you can encounter in a public place.

However, during one of our walks Seven almost caught herself a cat.  The catch-me-if-you-can colored cat (white) thought it would be a good idea to move from the pasture on the left to the pasture on the right while in plain view.  We were about 100 feet away.  Seven took off after it and was right on it in a split second.  I thought for sure it was a goner.
They quickly went around the corner and out of sight.  I pieced together a few moments later that the cat turned into the pasture straight in front of us and was able to interrupt Seven's pace by passing through the post and board fencing.
This gave the cat enough time to climb a tree.... a very tall tree.
And the cat was way up there.  I was afraid that the cat might not come back down, but the next morning he or she was gone.
Seven's only injury was a scrape and a bruise on her knee.
I am glad Seven had a little fun, but very glad the cat got away.

8 comments:

What Remains Now said...

I think you said it perfectly...glad Seven got to be a greyhound and the cat got to be a cat and no one got hurt.

Charlene and Storm said...

glad you had fun Seven! silly cats why do they always run at the most stupid of moments! like when im driving by in my car??? do they have a death wish. ive not squished one yet tho :)

Charlene and Stormy
xxx

jcp said...

Glad Seven only got a scrape out of the exchange. Running in the open field is such a blast for the dogs. :)

John said...

Wow, what generous friends you must have to let you play on their farm. :)
Sorry we couldn't produce a deer that day for Seven to chase -- the runs are much longer and more thrilling. And they can't climb a tree. Ask Peanut.

Greyhounds Aren't Grey said...

Yikes! We had an experience like this when Girly Girl found an unfortunate cat in Grammy's fenced in back yard. I only had time to stand there in horror as Girly Girl was closing her teeth on the back end of the cat. At the last moment, it squeaked through a tiny space. Leaving behind a little fur on the fence and with Girly Girl. It is an amazing sight to watch a hound do what it was born to do. But I am SO glad I didn't have to see the whole show...

houndstooth said...

I'm with you! I always enjoy seeing ours chase squirrels at the dog park, but only because the squirrels get away in the end. They aren't too bright, but watching the dogs instincts take them across the ground is beautiful to watch! They just move differently.

Gloria Sanders said...

Glad the cat is safe - but I know how wonderful it is to see the canine athlete in action too.

gyeong said...

The cat lived and Seven got to have her fun. Win-win.