The Take Over

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For awhile we had these visitors one stayed at our place more than at home. The other one was only here occasionally.

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This one would sit beneath the Bridal Wreath and just observe all that was going on in the yard.

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But this one was a different story. He claimed our yard as his own. He would chase Chancy around and give him a “smacky paw” if he was close enough to him.

One day Chancy barked for me to let him in but he would not come in when I opened the door. He was standing on the sidewalk looking at me as if to say…I need help. I told him to come on if he wanted in and he just kept looking at me with sad eyes. I told him again to come on that it was okay but he would not come in.

I was about to close the door and wait awhile before seeing again if Chancy would come in when out of the corner of my eye I saw something streak by me. I looked down and there was the cat. I scooped him up quickly, opened the door, held him up high and told Chancy to come on in…he was still standing on the sidewalk. He came in while I was holding the cat. I had no idea the cat was there, he was hidden beside the steps. After that day Chancy would not go out in the yard unless I went with him.

The cat also sat on our porch a lot, chased the squirrels and climbed the bird feeder pole in our yard. I use baffles so he could not get to the birds as they were eating but he sure tried a lot.  They have now moved and I am pretty sure Chancy is very happy about that.