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Cats make good guard cats

A cat makes a good guard cat

Dogs can be scary. I realize that. And often people buy dogs to scare away bad guys. Dogs are loud and have big teeth. But. Dogs are not the only animal that can scare away burglars.

Cats have big teeth as well. And cats have sharp claws. Cats make good guard cats.

In this photograph I am sitting in the shade in the front of my house. A quiet cat, hardly noticable. But when the bad guy gets closer, he will notice the one bent ear, and he will hesitate.

As he hesitates, I will pounce. I will pounce like I do on a mouse. The bad guy will try to pull me off of his back, but I will scratch him until he runs away. Then I will jump off and call the police.

I may not have thumbs but I have claws. And. I know how to call 911.


Here I am about to pounce. Are you scared?


Of course I would never scratch you. You are my friend. Please click here if you would like to comment.

All my best,
love Pooh



About Pooh Hodges

I have had a hard life. Born to a single mother in a back alley in Wisconsin. I never knew my father. My sister died young. I am writing my story. Look for it.

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  • La McCoy

    Oh Pooh you are such an inspiration for me.
    Bad guys get the full Edelweiss Monty when they come here.
    Come to think of it the good guys get the same greeting.
    Just not as mean.
    Love you

    • Hello Edelweiss,
      Perhaps your mother would be so kind as to share a video of you giving someone the full Edelweiss Monty. Perhaps you could give me some pointers on how to make my voice sound deeper when I snarl and meow.
      All my best,
      Love Pooh
      p.s. I usually just purr for friends

      • La McCoy

        Dear Pooh,
        When i do the full Monty Mom is usually yelling at full voice. Down Edel. Stop Edel. And trying to grab me. Dad is trying to grab me and yelling, Dad is not a nice yeller.
        Anyone else is running for cover.
        Ill suggest the video camera.
        Deeper voice? I asked Mom. She said to gargle.
        Love Edelweiss

  • I believe it. I’m sure you’ve seen the video of the cat who saved the boys life after being attacked by a vicious dog. I don’t tread lightly around guard cats.

    • My dearest Shelley,
      Thank you so much for sharing this video. It is evidence that cats make good guard animals.
      And I would gladly bare my teeth to protect you dear friend.
      All my best,
      Love Pooh

  • Berdeane Bodley

    That snap of you guarding the Hodges family makes my life so much easier here, being so far away, worrying about my family there, just knowing you are there protecting the Hodges is a real blessing for me…….thank you Pooh……love, Nana

    • Hello Nana,
      Of course I will keep the Hodges and your daughter safe. After all I have claws, and I am not afraid to use them.
      I would protect you too Nana, if I was allowed to stay with you of course. Perhaps I could wear a disguise and the Condo police wouldn’t notice I was a cat.
      All my best,
      Love your grandson, Pooh