Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday encore ~ It must be the smell

This post is from Jan. 14, 2016. 

When something is amiss outside, day or night, 
no matter where she is or what she's doing, Smooch is instantly aware.
I'm not sure how she does it, but I'm guessing her nose knows.

She can go from the sleep of the dead to the nearest window 
in a split second, alerting me with her five-alarm bark of danger
to grab the camera and follow her. And she never lies.

Yesterday she let me know a bobcat was in the driveway.

It may be the same one who visited in November
I've studied the pictures side by side and the markings seem the same,
but what do I know from bobcats?

I do know that everybody around here heeds Smooch's danger warnings,
and we all stay safe because of her.


  1. good girl smooch... beautiful bob cat

  2. Smooch is a good one, she hears creatures in the middle of the nite. I remember that one
    bobcat when I was there. They are very pretty to look at but for the chickens sake, glad you don't see them that often!

  3. Beautiful "kitty" but not one you want for a neighbor. Good girl, Smooch.

  4. I love Smooch so much!!!!

  5. Always on the job. Good girl, Smooch!

  6. puppy dogs are the best! the bobcat is gorgeous...good photo! I know you don't email, me lol, but I'm wondering what will the bobcat do? I'm guessing it's looking for food. we had a fox in our backyard and we live in the city. when I saw it I let it continue eating before I let our pups out. I figured it must be really hungry since it was still out in the morning. if you get a chance check out my post. :)
    happy Saturday! high paw to Smooch!

  7. Nice encore - had forgotten that you have bobcats out there. Thank God for Smoochie girl.

  8. Your smooch is a treasure, I wonder what the Bobcat is after at your place? Be safe!

  9. An American in Tokyo1/17/17, 5:30 PM

    Smoochie-poo!! The top in ranch security!! =D