As we have described before, we live in a rural area, but one that is also a vacation area.  Most of the homes that are near us are vacation homes, so we have much of the year to ourselves.  Last year, however, the man who built our house built his own house and moved his family in.  They are great neighbors (he sees that our road is plowed after every snow – that alone is a great neighbor) and their dogs are great.  However, we have also recently discovered that he has a new resident.  A resident who is becoming increasingly brave.

We should be clear.  We live in the land of coyotes. Black bears. Bobcats. Nothing scares us.  Except for this beast.  It is so strong. So powerful. So awe inspiring.  And, frankly, as strange as it may sound to the rest of you, we have never actually been able to see one of these creatures in real life.  Until now.

Intimidating, isn't it?


  1. Bobo and Meja on June 5, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Yikes! What the heck IS that???

    Bobo and Meja

  2. Huffle Mawson on June 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    It would only be scarier if she was all black!

  3. Dennis the Vizsla on June 3, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Just wait until she starts driving around in a motorized cat cup …

  4. JackDaddy on June 2, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I think I’ve seen one of those before. I thought they were extinct 🙂

  5. Steve and Kat on June 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Beware! We live with one of those creatures and they are dangerous!


  6. Lorenza on June 2, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Looks like he is not afraid of you!
    Be careful!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. Scout and Freyja on June 2, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    We live with FOUR of those – piece of cake☺

  8. BloggingDante on June 2, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    We have 6 of them here. You’d be surprised how “intimidating” they can be when they want to. Heaven save us all the day they figure out the advantages of forming an alliance with each other! lol

  9. Kari on June 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    what a scary new neighbor…hee hee

  10. Sagira on June 2, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Wow…I live with 4 of those beasts! 🙂

  11. tula on June 2, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    the chupacabra of WV!!bet its eyes glow too!!


  12. Paco,Milo & Maya on June 2, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Hey Herd…you must be very very very careful…..those creature seems soooooooooooooooo frightening!!!!
    We have one of those bad critters in our neighborhoods….and we hate them… please herd…pay attention!!!!!!!!

    And…pleaseeeeeeeee……forgive us for our absence….we hope to be back….so we could visit you often again!!!!!

    Be carefull!!!!
    Sweet kisses and licks to all of your pack!!!!

  13. The OP Pack on June 2, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Hmmmm, wonder how long that snow plowing will still be an amenity for the TH:) We have one of those silly critters on our street – he even walks behind his Dad when he is out walking the two pugs. He is one very brave (or stupid) cat because he walks right up to us until the Momster screams at the owner to get him back. He needs to be on a leash too.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  14. Mochi on June 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    What a brave kitty! There’s a kitty that likes to use my aunty’s garden as a litterbox! He hasn’t been brave enough to come into my yard yet!


  15. Martha and Bailey on June 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    You better believe it guys. We had one of those in our house before us!
    In 22 years she licked every dog into shape!
    Be careful……….

  16. Holly & Khady on June 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I think we should start taking bets as to how long it is around if left to wonder outside!


  17. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on June 2, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Don’t worry. Some of them are deeemessticated!! We have 8 living is our house. We are not sure about the wild ones, though.

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  18. Mack and Mia on June 2, 2010 at 11:00 am


    We have two of those rascals in our houses and they bop you on the head when woo aren’t looking!

    Wags and woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  19. Stella on June 2, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Intimidating? To Six Strong Siberians? Ummmm, I don’t think so! All they have to remember is she is smarter and faster than they are. And they will be fine.


  20. KB on June 2, 2010 at 10:20 am

    You better watch out – those felines can be predatory and aggressive 🙂

    I can’t believe that the kitty is becoming brave about visiting SO many Sibes! Maybe she’s a little daft?

  21. jack & moo on June 2, 2010 at 10:14 am

    …. and does its human owner understand Siberian “prey drive?” Perhaps it should be constrained to keep its distance…. I’m just sayin’.

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  22. Deborah on June 2, 2010 at 9:33 am

    That is so funny, I don’t think I would let my kitty out of the house with all the other creatures around!
    Have fun!

  23. Priscilla on June 2, 2010 at 9:16 am

    We’ve so many here as our neighbours are big supporters of them, sigh!!!

  24. Khyra & Khousin Merdie on June 2, 2010 at 9:11 am

    There SO goes the neighbourhood!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  25. Shawnee on June 2, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Be skeered, be very skeered. I has the utmost respekt for the kitteh kreatures. They has these daggers wot can rip your nose new nostrils. Iz very owie.

  26. Houndstooth on June 2, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Oh, we had one of those beasties here once upon a time! Poor Hawk lived in total terror of it. In his defense, the cat attacked him over everything that happened in our house. Keep your distance Herd! They can be unpredictable!

  27. Beckett on June 2, 2010 at 8:11 am


    One of those invaded my house and now I have to share the big bed with it. TREAD CAREFULLY!

  28. Priscilla on June 2, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Wow. Scary!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. Life With Dogs on June 2, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Sounds to me like you’ve been living a pretty good life! 🙂

  30. Wild Dingo on June 2, 2010 at 6:08 am

    One of the handful of times that I actually ever heard Juno bark was at a cage full of those baby beasts at the vets office. Nearly knocked me off my feat with that unsuspecting yelp!

  31. Mr Koda MD on June 2, 2010 at 5:43 am


    Watch those swipes, they are lethal…

  32. Khumbu on June 2, 2010 at 4:41 am

    You Herd be careful of these things, they get you into a lot of trouble!

  33. Teddy Bear on June 2, 2010 at 3:41 am

    Oh those cats! I hope you all get to meet him soon.

    Teddy Bear

  34. Teddy Bear on June 2, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Oh those cats! They are cute but it’s not fair that they have the freedom to roam around.

    Teddy Bear

  35. siku marie on June 2, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Khyra and I would be happy to give you an education about these creatures!

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