Originally Posted by robocop10mm
People who "hate" cats confuse me. Cats are cool. Too cool for some folks to understand sometimes. I had a cat as a kid that would terrorize the neighborhood dogs. We got a call one day asking us to come get the cat. He had the neighbor's German Shepherd cornered.
I have to admit, I am a Kliban fan. Never liked typical house cats, they are way too catty! Barn cats are cool, hard workers, never give you crap and they are always on duty. They have a tough life, lots of dangers when it comes to being small in a barn full of big animals that totaled dont have one brain the size of a single cat.
We had one at a farm I worked at called Spot, lost her 2 back legs in a cow stomp on Christmas eve. Most of the time, it would have been put away but because of the day, they took it to the vet and had them amputate the legs. Spot was one of the best mousers ever, could still walk the vacuum lines above the cows somehow, perfectly balanced, was amazing to watch.
The cat in this story is a cat of another kind, seems much more useful than the parents. I guess it learned some coping skills when it realized its owners were not so smart. Kid gets bit, mom runs away leaving the kid, WTF was she thinking???
Nother thing, Sad that the little ankle biter will be put to sleep, maybe the owners need to be retrained before they are allowed to have another dog....