Sunday, February 11, 2007

Mighty Meezer Monday!

I think all of us kitties have been educated on the dangers of vishus deer, thanks to Rocky, Mao and Skeezix. But I'm here to warn all kitties about an equal danger lurking in the great outside, CECs!!! (Cat-Eating Coyotes!) Mom tells me that although there are vishus deer near our mountain house, they tend to keep their distance (probably cause they know I'm protecting the house). It is true, vishus deer actually kill or harm more beans than CECs. But CECs are a real hazard to us kitties, especially if we go outside alone. The last time I was up at our mountain house, I actually HEARD the kitty-blood curdling scream of a CEC in the open space right behind our house! I hid under the bed. But now that I've gotten older and tougher (hunting spiders and bees and all), I think I could protect our mountain house from CECs. So I've been practicing. This is a stuffed CEC (Mom says its not full size), but I can really take it on. If you biggify the picture, you can see my teeth!

I've really been practicing, cause we are going to our mountain house this coming weekend! Mom says the Monday is Presidents day (is there a Kitties day?), and her and Dad are taking Friday off. I'm so excited! I love our mountain house, and Mom says if the weather is nice, she will take me out in my harness! Then I can really take on the CECs! So, I'm working on getting in shape. Mom put together this little video of me working on my CEC-attack technique. Its not the best quality, because its a lot of little 20 second videos taken from her flashy box that she then stuck together. But it does show me attacking! Note the technique, you really gotta get 'um right at the jugular, and good rabbit kicking is essential.

However, Mom says live CECs are much bigger, and could swallow me in a single gulp! So I need to at least work on ways to protect myself. All kitties, beware! Mom says the best protection is to AVOID CECs at all cost. This is probably good advice, but I want to be doubly prepared.


Kimo and Sabi said...

Grrrr, Tara, grrrr! That's my gurl!
Yer Valentine,

P.S. - Um...please be careful at the mountain house - maybe yer daddy should be wif you if you go outside :)

KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

Wow, Tara, you are quite the hunter. A natural born hunter, but aren't all cats.

Yes, be very careful about the coyotes. Those are very common around our house because we live on the edge of the city. They frequently attack kitties.

But I love your fighting technique, simple fascinating.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Oh my, those CECs sound scary! I'm glad you are only allowed out on your harness.

Great job fighting that stuffed coyote! I really enjoyed the video. :) You have great hunting technique. My mom says you are an adorable Meezer, almost as cute as me!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Oh, dats furry good form yoo haf. I 'speshully liked ware yoo pretend yoo don't see it and start bathing and then-wham, attak da kyootee. Furry good move. Mom wunders why kyootees don't just eet vishus deer. She sez dat wood solve bof problems.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

We live in the mountains, and we have the bad CEC around a lot. We hear them howling at night and see them, skinny and scary walking along the shore of the pond. Momma says they are worse than vishus deer. Be careful if you go outside. Momma won't let us outside, except for Mistrie and she is, what Momma calls, Coyote Wise.


sammawow said...

You look very tough fighting in your video - but be very careful when you are outside!

China Cat & Willow

Gemini said...

Tara, you look furry vishus! You be careful to not be outside around those coyotes.


wow Tara

Yu are takin care of buziness wif da cec!! Be furry careful when yu go up to yur udder house.


Daisy said...

Tara, I am very impressed with your CEC fighting skills. I took many notes, in case I ever see a CEC. I like how you got him by the THROAT! And I saw yer TEETH! It was amazing.

Forty Paws said...

Wonderfully educational video Tara. We have learned so much. You really put the bitey on the jugular. That's the killing bite. What a hunter!!!

BTW, we used your linkee from yesterday to go to that SA river and ordered our book too.

Luf, Us

Anonymous said...

whoa - I'm impressed! those are some great killer tecniques you've got there.

Piggy and Grover said...

Yes, please be very careful. We lost a friend to a wily coyote a few months ago. Very sad. Sniff. You sure look like you could kick their butts (great moves!), but please be careful anyway! XO

Karen Jo said...

You have really good technique in attacking that stuffed coyote. Be very careful of the real ones, though. They really do eat kitties. We have them around here and they come right into town, looking for a meal.

LZ said...

Hi Tara! I missed you soo much while I was away from the computer. You are very good at being attackative on the small CEC, you're a great house hunter!


Leona said...

Stopping in to say Meow! Wow coyotes sound really scary! It is a good thing you are in training. The only thing Im training for is a good nap.

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Tara, come to our blog! You've won our 100th post contest!

Tara, while your fighting skills look topnotch, we hope you don't go prowling around alone at your mountain house because we've heard that those CECs are for real. Be very careful.


Unknown said...

The winner is....Miss Princess Lara!!
Good Girl!!