Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tabby Tattletale Tuesday

You won't believe what's been happening around here.

Late last week, after Jonesie posted her garden post..something terrible happened.  Now...I don't want to alarm or cause too much drama...I would never do that.   I want to start out by saying that Jonesie is fine.

It was a normal late afternoon.   Jonesie and I were in the garden...well..ok, I wasn't in the garden.  I was on the deck on my bench.

I saw an introoder.  Grete was in the house, and she saw it too and started barking her head off!  This alerted mom who was doing laundry.  Mom came up to see what Grete was barking at and she saw...well, WE saw a little Jack Russell Terror Terrier woofie in our backyard.

In OUR fenced yard! 

Mom left Grete in the house and came to see what the woofie wanted.

Mom tried to get the woofie to come to her, but the woofie wouldn't listen.  Then...the unthinkable happened.  Jonesie was walking through the garden and the little woofie saw her.  Before mom could catch the little beast, the woofie went after Jonesie.  It was horrifying...Jonesie was attacked in her very own garden.  Society of Feline Gardeners Headquarters was rudely disrespected!

Mom was screaming and trying to protect our Jonesie.  The little woofie went for Jonesie's neck and tore off her collar.  Jonesie, being a smart cookie went up the nearest tree.   This gave mom time to position herself under the tree to catch Jonesie when Jonesie couldn't hang on any longer.

Jonesie fell into the safety of mom's arms.

The cowardly woofie disappeared.

I was lucky the little crazed woofie never saw me.   I made myself REALLY small on my bench.

Jonesie has refused to step a paw outside of the house since this happened, which breaks my furry little heart since the garden has always been Jonesie's sanctuary.

She will gather up her courage to meow about what happened on her next garden post...but it won't be easy.

Dad went door to door and found where the offending woofie lives and he talked to the humans.  Mom has also filed a report with Animal Control.   Our hero dad is also fixing places where little woofies can get under the fence and into OUR garden.

The woofie WILL NOT get away with it.

All I can say is that the real hero in this whole thing is our Grete! If she had not barked to alert mom ::shudder:: I don't want to think about what would have happened.

Pee ess...Jonesie could use your purrs.  She is still very emotionally traumatized by what happened so could use your support.  Once the garden is secured, we are not sure she will feel safe going outside.


The Florida Furkids said...

Oh no that's awful! We're sending some prayers to Jonesie. We hope she is feeling better and back in her garden soon.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Raymond and Busby said...

We think it's the humans who this woofie lives with who should be in trouble. The silly woofie was just doing what comes naturally. We're SO glad Grete sounded the alarm. xoxo

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

That is awful! Poor Jonesie - I am glad she was not injured. But yeah, those humans who own that dog should be in lots of trouble! I will purr lots for Jonesie to recover from her trauma. She should not fear going somewhere she loves so much.

Forty Paws said...

Oh no! That is awful! A Terror in your backyard trying to eat Jonesie! We don't know if we would want to go back outside either if we had to put up with that Terror! Good heavens to Betsy! We are sending healing thoughts and positive vibes to Jonesie!

Luf and purrs, Us

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Oh, poor Jonesie, attacked in her own garden! That's just not right. The humans who own the woofie should be more careful about letting him roam the neighbourhood.

Purrs to Jonesie to recover from her traumtic experience soonest.

Angel Simba said...

How very upsetting on so many levels. I hope those people will be very vigilent and not let the woofie out on his own. Poor Jonesie: and hooray for heroine Grete. And Mom saved the whole situation.

Many many purrs.

Ellen Whyte said...

Poor Jonesie! We're purring you feel better soon.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

What a terrible, terrible thing to have happened to sweet Jonesie. We think a huge fine should be slapped on the owner of the terrier. Unfortunately, terriers, especially JRTs, are known to chase cats on pure instinct, and it is up to their owners to make sure they do not endanger anyone else.

We are sending huge purrs and crossing all our paws that Jonesie will once again feel safe in her beloved garden. And huge kudos to brave Grete!

The Chans

Princess Jasmine said...

Oh no poor Jonesie. We are sending lots of comforting purrs to help her over her traumatic experience. We hope she can overcome this and get back out in the garden to enjoy it. I'm sure she will feel much safer now she knows the little gaps are filled in :)xxxxx

Vanillabeanseed said...

Thats terrible! We are sending lots of purrs Jonesies way! Keep strong!

Mr Puddy said...

That's woofie was unbelievable ! Come to your yard and attacked Jonesie, Bad ! Bad ! Woofie !!!
Poor Jonesie, You must be So scared and frightened !!!
I send lots of purrs for you.

The Whiskeratti said...

That is truly terrible. JTs are insane creatures, they really are. Poor Jonesie. We hope that time helps her to forget and heal.

The Island Cats said...

Oh no! That musta been so scarey for Jonesie!! We hope that evil Jack Russell Terror stays out of your yard!!

The Monkeys said...

Poor Jonesie! We are also sad that she is nervous about going into the garden, but we understand why! Big purrs for her!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh. My. Cod. That's awful, we are SO sorry Jonesie was attacked -- and in her garden. We ARE thankful she wasn't physically injured. We don't know if the woofie's humans were negligent or if the dog got out by accident, but we hope your garden truly is secure now and that the woofie's beans will be more attentive.

Purrs and universal Light to Jonesie, we do hope that in time she'll recover and feel safe outside again.

Hugs and kitty kisses.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

What a horrible thing to happen!! Poor sweet Jonesie, just walking around her safe space. What a horrid little pooch! It is a good thing Jonesie still had her claws and that there was a sizeable tree around. We will be purring for her.

Good Dog, Grete!!!!

Mariodacat said...

Gasp - dat's horrible. We're so happy Jonesie is okay. We had a tiny doxie in our yard the other day too. M tried to get him to see his tag, but he wouldn't have naything to do with M. At least I wasn't outside - just watching in the window.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Poor Jonesie to be attacked in her own garden. We are sending her purrs to get over her terrible fright.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

We think that is awful and are glad Jonsie is safe from that nasty wolfie! I hope that that dog does not get outside ever again.

Anonymous said...

Jack Russels is little escape artists! Me is purraying that Jonsie gets over the trauma soon. ]Kisses

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I am so upset that this coulda happened to my best pal Jonesie. Please give her my purrs and support. That terror ...erm .. terrier ... is NORTY! Fact!

Love Alfie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Brian's Home Blog said...

Oh how horrible, but Dad will fix it Jonesie and once all calms down I'm sure you will be back to gardening!

Katnip Lounge said...

Holy carp! We are so upset about this...we can't even think about it. Purrs and purrs to Jonsie, and HUGE hugs to Heroine Grete for barking!
Our Friend R has a JRT, and he is always firmly on a leash. And thankfully your Mom wasn't bitten, either.

Cat said...

Oh my gosh this is awful!!! Poor Jonesie, we are so relieved that she was not hurt but very sad that this happened to her especially in her own territory :-( Grete is a hero indeed! We're glad your dad found the place where the woofie got in and is fixing it. Please give Jonesie some snuggles and kisses from all of us.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We are sending our best purrs for Jonesie!

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

OH NO!! Datz AWFUL!! We sending Purrz & Purayerz real quick^..,^ we hopez Jonesie feelz better and iz owt in her garden real soon. Datz jus Horrible, Bad Woofie ^..^
Purrz & Kisses ~

Motor Home Cats said...

Oh No, tell Jonesie we are purring for her. Little woofies in your yard can be scary, scary. We are so glad that Grete warned your mommy to go help Jonesie.

Cody and Gracie

KnottedFingers said...

OMC!!! I'm so so sorry that happened to you guys!! And you must have been so scared too and poor Jonesie!!!! :( :(

meowmeowmans said...

That's horrible! Poor Jonesie!!!

The owners of that woofie should get in big trouble for this. We will purr and pray for our pal Jonesie, that she will recover from the horror of this incident. Thank COD for Grete!

CCL Wendy said...

O noes! Poor Jonesie! Yes, how traumatic.

I was wondering how the woofie got in. I hope Dad's fixes will prevent this from happening again.

However, the owner should not let his dog roam free.

The same thing happened to Dante a few years ago. I keep him on a leash in the front yard, and a woofie from a few doors down was loose and ran after him. How ironic, eh?

Dante was right next to a tree, so he did like Jonesie and made it up there in no time flat.

It's the fault of irresponsible pet owners. I had a talk with our neighbours, too.

We're purring for Jonesie to feel safe and secure again soon. It's not the kind of thing you expect in your own back yard.

Quill and Greyson said...

Oh Jonesie!!You must have been so scared! I shall purr to make you feel safe and secure again!

Unknown said...

Poor Jonesie - sending purrs. It could have been worse - hope it doedsn't happen again

Cat said...

Jonesie, it's me...Ellwood....considering that what happened to you happened because of one of my 'kind' was involved, I want to step up to the plate and make a comment: from the bottom of my PARSON Russell Terror/Terrier heart, I want to apologise for what that horrible, horrible little doggie did to you. I just want you to know that I would never do that. I do have to be honest and say that I am not above chasing a cat, but I would never hurt one. Do know that I am not a Jack Russell, but a Parson Russell...we are ABOVE those Jacks (because we have longer legs) but sadly we do share the same instincts. My Mom is always telling me to leave kitties (cats) alone if I see one when we are walking...but I just can't resist the urge to chase them, honestly though, I don't think I would do anything if I caught up to one. Afterall, you know I live with Lolo and Tiny and those two have never hurt me, but they do keep me in my place with various odd airy noises that they can so amazingly produce...they also have this deep kind of roar that they talk to me with and though I can't really figure out WHAT they are saying, I have come to the conclusion that it has something to do with me leaving them alone. I'm glad you have Grete and if I were you Mom, I would send Grete after that little ratty Terror next time...I bet it would be gone in a flash if it saw Grete!! I think I would be!! Jonesie, from all of us...me, Lautrec and Tiny...we send you lots of love, licks and purrs. Don't let that dang dawg ruin your love of the garden...IT IS YOUR GARDEN, NOT HIS...GO OUT THERE AND SHOW THE WORLD WHO IS BOSS!!!

Team Tabby said...

That was a close call!! Thank goodness Grete was there and raised the alarm.

We are sending mega purrs to Jonesie!!!