I have not written in a while as I was busy protecting my humans from UPS and Fed-Ex drivers, marauding kitties, and eating too much of their own food (I like my humans nice and trim so I constantly offer to help remove food from their plates). Also I have encouraged my humans to give me plenty of good tummy rubs, and here I am immensely enjoying tummy-rub perfection:
Finally I am nearly 14 years old and I am not up to writing as much as I used to be. Still there is no reason not to celebrate MY blog anniversary!
Schnauzer Snips: Musings from a Highly Opinionated Miniature Schnauzer began 4 years ago in October 2013 and started as a page on my female humans tierneycreates blog, as she was too lazy to make me my own blog. A couple years later she finally made me my own blog and moved all the content.
I think she just had my blog attached to hers so she would get more readers. Sad, huh?
Well in celebration of MY Blog Anniversary, here is a reposting of my very first Schnauzer Snips post on October 28, 2013.
Life with my Arch-Nemesis: Black Kitty (October 2013)
I want to talk about my arch-nemesis, the very bane of my existence: Black Kitty.
Black Kitty is an apparently feral cat that roams my front yard from dawn till dusk. My human family has set up the “Natural Selection Convention” in our front yard: we have numerous bird feeders luring innocent birds for a snack; and numerous neighborhood cats who come to “visit” with the birds while they attempt to eat. Black Kitty, who thinks he is very stealth, hides under the foliage in the front yard waiting for an unsuspecting bird to peck by. I have found feathers in our yard from his clueless victims. Even worse than the “Natural Selection Convention” is the “Bird Head Injury Window”. Our front window has wooden blinds and to me (who likes to poke the individual slats out of place) it seems very clear that the window is a stopping point for anyone going forward. Alas, many birds appear to not realize you cannot keep flying through a window, and they hit it at full speed – POW – they drop to the porch, dazed. Black Kitty keeps an eye on the porch all day watching for birdie head injury victims, which he runs over and scoops up.
I watch Black Kitty and his shenanigans all day long out the front window, it is my primary job in my family (though my humans get annoyed when they have to continually clear my paw prints off the window). All day long he stares at me and mocks me whenever he gets the chance.
This week, Black Kitty made a bold move. Usually when my human takes my brother and me for a walk, Black Kitty relocates away from our front porch area to a safer location (could it be my vicious growling that makes him move??!?!?) Black Kitty however did not move when I went to walk by this week – he boldly stood there, daring me to bite off his nose as I came within inches of his hideous face. I decided not to maul him since my human was with me and I suspected his claws are sharper than mine. Now I must struggle with the terrible realization that I have failed to strike fear and sheer terror into the heart of Black Kitty. He may no longer take seriously my continual body slamming against the window when he nears, oh no!
Here is a photo of me waiting for my human to take me on a walk, as I watch Black Kitty carefully from the screen door.