Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Phantom Menace

On our morning walk the other day, Pappy was sniffing and grazing around a tree in front of a neighbor's house. As he rounded the tree, he suddenly lurched, woofed, and a cat tore off through the ivy. He was so excited that he was hauling on his leash for the next five minutes as we went on our way.

A couple of days later we were on a walk and he casually sauntered up to the tree again to check out any new smells. When we were close enough, he pounced to the far side of the tree. No cat.

4 comments:

Charlie said...

Intermittent reinforcement is the most difficult to extinguish! At least that's what my mom says!
- Chuck

Oscar Airedale said...

Yeah, cats are sneaky like that.

Licks
Oscar x

Cairo The Boxer said...

I don't mind the cats but they sure do run the other way when they see me!

Pappy's Fella said...

Charlie,
Well, the reinforcement I'd like to extinguish is Pappy skulking along peering under cars... until he finds a cat and desockets my arm.

Oscar,
Devils, they are.

Cairo,
Pappy is cuckoo for cats... not sure what he'd do, but he sure is excited.