Some early readers may remember Abbey. All of my pets have been special in one way or another and I would hate to pick favorites but Abbey was pretty close to the top. She suffered liver failure shortly after I started this blog and slowly lost weight. At first the reduced weight actully made her more active. I was concerned that she had gone from fat to normal but she was eating and jumping on things that she stopped jumping on when she got heavy.
I should have been more concered but I’m not sure if it would have mattered. When we finally got the diagnosis she still seemed healthy. I did not want to take away any part of her life until it was clear that she was actually suffering. That happened in October of that year, 2012.
But this post is not about the sad times, I want to talk about one of the funnier episodes involving Abbey.
One day my wife and I were sitting on the sofa wile Abbey lied on my lap, which she did quite often. We were talking about something, which I don’t remember, but it must have been a hot topic because Rose had raised he voice almost to a yell. We were not arguing but it must have sounded that way to Abbey because she got off my lap and bit Rose in the arm. She didn’t bite her hard. It was more of a warning bite.
We quickly surmised that Abbey did not want Rose to yell at me. She was acting as my protector. As an experiment, Rose started yelling at me while wagging her finger. Abbey quickly got up and bit her again.
I must admit, it feels good to have someone looking out for me. It takes me back to my youth and my dog, Tascha. I remember my dad’s friend, Jack, was teasing Tascha by pretending to want to grab my arm. He would move his hand closer to me and Tascha would growl. He would back off and then do it again. By about the fourth time Tascha just bit him. Served him right for teasing a Doberman.
Now that’s what I call a loyal friend! She sounds like a special kitty for sure.
She sure was.
wow that is amazing… a guarding cat …
Ever heard of Tasha, the hero cat? She made world wide news ba protecting a toddler from neighbour’s dog.
I remember seeing that video. I did not know her name was Tascha.
Sorry, that’s her undercover name. 😉 She is commonly known as Tara 🤭😆
The incident was in 2014.
Don’t you wish you had one. 🙂
She loved her daddy…she was a sweet girl.
She sure was.
Definitely never tease a doberman… OR A KITTY!
Love and licks,
Such a sweet Abbey to protect you from the evils of shouting!
I wish she was still here protecting me.
abbey; ewe waz one gorgeouz gal…..feerce two !!!! nice oh ewe ta watch out for dad 😉 ♥♥
She was special.
That is a funny story. I have not heard of a cat doing that. abbey clearly loved you.
I think she did.
Clearly Abbey valued peace in the home, and was willing to make it happen. My guess is Rose needs to be on her toes! Did Abbey ever protect Rose when you were the one raising your voice?
I typically don’t raise my voice but the few times I did I never was scolded by Abbey. I think she was protecting me.
What a wonderful ally!
She sure was
Aww, how nice that Abbey was your protector. I take a different tactic. One time my human and her ex-boyfriend were arguing about something (nothing really serious, but they were sorta mad at the time). They were standing in the bedroom and I was on the bed, so I started rolling around and acting cute and funny to distract them. Which it did!
What a sweet kitty!
She was very sweet.