So far, ever since I moved to Blogspot, my blog has been dedicated to my cats. I want to dedicate this post to Winter, my loyal friend and protector.
Winter is a gem. She is a 5 years old mixed breed. Maybe even a Dalmatian mixed breed, from the look of her coat. A friend picked her up from the streets and gave it to me when she was just about 2-3 months old.
For those of you who had read my previous post, knows that she does not tolerate intruders well. She has killed a total of 4 civet cats (musang) and 5 rats so far. How she managed to capture the civet cats and rats are beyond me. From the bodies we found, there were no traces of blood, so we suspect she killed her victims with one fatal bite on the neck.
Though she is a brutal killer, she is amazingly gentle with my cats. Well, gentle in a way. She is still a too rough for my cats liking when she is trying to get them to play with her. On Merdeka day, Pepper showed some curiosity towards Winter when I opened the back glass door to hang my clothes. I stood there and observed them. Pepper went close to Winter, trying to smell Winter. Winter, as usual, was wagging her tail when she saw Pepper moving close. Then out of the blue, Pepper turned aggressive, hissed and clawed then moved away.
I did not notice anything at first. Pepper ran back to Sesame, and Winter just sat there, crying. I patted her head and she was still crying. So I bent down in front of Winter, asking her what is wrong. As I looked closely, I noticed that there is a small drop of blood forming at her nose, barely noticeable. Pepper managed to claw Winter’s nose! And Winter did not turned aggressive nor retaliate. She just sat there and cried to let me know she has been hurt. It was a very small scratch. When I rubbed her nose, she went back to wagging her tail and trying to lick my face. I examined her nose and face to make sure there are no hidden scratches. Both Pepper and Winter are vaccinated so I am not too worried. After I patted Winter, she was back to her normal self, running about when I went out to hang the clothes.
Winter is a very smart dog. She knows the difference between the cats, my pets, our family, and the intruders. You protect your family from intruders. And when a family member hurts you, you do not hold it against them, you do not seek for revenge, and you still love them all the same.