Saturday, March 21, 2009

The big bad ravens vs. the brave black panther

It was early Saturday morning. I was at the computer, drinking coffee and reading the news. Edgar and Virginia were making an obnoxious racket outside my window, and I was trying to ignore them. The noise got so bad, I finally looked out the window.

Apparently, Edgar and Virginia wanted to swoop down for some water and Deets decided to defend his territory. Should I run outside and chase them off? Should I watch events unfold and let nature take its course? Should I grab my camera just in case this might make for a good blog story? Need you ask? (But I was prepared to start banging on the window like a banshee if this started to go bad.)

Deets, it's two against one here, and they're as big as you are...are you sure you're up to this?

Hell yeah. I ain't afraid of no stinkin' ravens.

Sure enough, that brave little panther stared them down and won.

Edgar waddled off in defeat, Lyle and Hank resumed their breakfast, and I stood there shaking my head in disbelief.

So the medal for extreme bravery and meritorious service in defense of the 7MSN water supply is hereby given to Deets.


  1. Yay, Deets!

    There should be a union for barn cats. :)

  2. That is absolutely amazing ... hurray for Deets!!!

  3. He's one tough cookie! ;)

  4. Deets
    You have more cojones than me. I will honor you with the raisin award (since mine are gone).


  5. He's got what it takes. It's all in the attitude and that boy has got more than his share.

  6. My two are only that brave when they are sitting on the sill, safe inside. But they sure will give those birds a good talkin' to.

  7. that's just too funny, your cat is one tough hombre...

  8. Go Deets!
    Don't mess with the cat :)

  9. LOL!!! Animals...who'd have 'em?!??!

  10. I never doubted Deets for a minute. What a cool cat. Have I said that before...? ;o)