Close Encounters of the Feline Kind

Frankie has been going on many walks since I have been out of work. Yesterday morning he took me to the street behind our house. There, about five or six houses up the street, Frankie found one yard that had a lot of captivating smells. I’m sure the smells had something to do with the gray and white cat that was lying in the grass and casually watching us. The cat had a collar and was probably wondering what we were doing in his or her yard.

Frankie was far too busy smelling to pay attention to his eyes. After some time, the cat decided to be friendly and started walking toward us. I thought it would be a good idea to pick up Frankie and move him out of sight before he noticed the cat.

He was upset that I took him away from all those smells but he soon found other interests. Eventually, we worked our way back to our street. This time Frankie noticed another cat.

This one didn’t have a collar and I believe it was the same one Frankie encountered before.

I do not know if these encounters with cats would end up friendly or not so friendly, but I prefer not to find out. I turned off the camera and took Frankie away from this cat too. I set him down out of sight of the cat and Frankie just sat there for a long time, perhaps waiting for the cat to come into view. After a while, I picked him up and carried him home.

On a separate note, I want to share a funny story about Frankie. About a week ago, Frankie was sitting on the cabinet that we have in front of the dining room window. I was in the kitchen and watched Frankie jump from the cabinet to the dining room table. It was a simple jump, perhaps two feet, but he missed. His front paw missed the table and he landed on his head and did a summersault and popped back up on his feet on the table like he was performing a comedy act in a circus. I wished I had it on film because it surely would have gone viral.


20 thoughts on “Close Encounters of the Feline Kind

  1. onespoiledcat

    Love Frankie’s “fluffed up” tail when he sees the cat…..I think Frankie should forget the acrobatic tricks on the jumps around the furniture though!!

    Hugs, Pam

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      We have a lot of outside cats here, even though it is against the rules. Some belong to people and others are strays that some people feed. As long as someone is taking care of the cat, I prefer to leave him or her alone.

  2. oliviasmith66

    It’s always interesting to see how our pets react to other animals. Frankie seems like a curious dog who loves exploring new smells. Thank you for sharing this story with us!

  3. sophiabrown99

    It’s always entertaining to read about Frankie’s adventures and his encounters with other animals. It seems like he’s a curious and friendly pup. Hopefully, his encounters with cats will continue to be harmless and amicable. Thank you for sharing your lovely story!

  4. catreign

    I enjoyed reading about Frankie’s adventures during your walks! It’s fascinating how animals can be so captivated by different scents and encounters. I hope the interactions with the cats turn out to be friendly in the future. Thank you for sharing this delightful story!


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