If you know anything about Corgis, you will know that they are herding animals attracted to movement and curious about everything. They are also very smart.
We have now had our Corgi Shuggie for almost 5 months and our cat continues to despise him and the rest of the family which brought this annoyance to her. You really can't blame her as she can't walk through the room without having this dog, all ears and sloppy tongue, chasing her and trying to bend her to his will. And - he - never - switches - off.
If it moves, he is compelled to act.
Since our cat is declawed, the only thing she can do is rear back on her hind legs and slap him repeatedly across the snout with her soft, fluffy paws. He seems to love this and keeps coming back for more. He'll let her smack him and just look at her like "I LOVE THIS GAME!!!! GIMME MORE GIMME MORE GIMME MORE!!!!!" He is the ultimate masochist.
So, the other day when my husband took him on a walk down the street, he got to meet the neighbors cat Snookers. Snookers is an outdoor cat. Snookers lives on a busy street and has been around the block and back. Snookers knows how to take care of herself and takes no crap.
Snookers has claws.
Yeah, Shuggie ran up to her straining at his leash because "OH MY GOD I HAVE ONE OF THESE AT HOME AND THEY ARE SO FUN!!!! THEY LIKE TO HISS AND PLAY THE 'CUFF THE CORGI GAME!!! I AM SOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!
We've been trying to teach the dog to leave the cat alone. We've tried all of Ceaser Milan's tricks. We've made the thttttttsss! noise and touched him on the back of his neck. We've physically stopped him and laid him on his back. We've failed in every attempt.
But Snookers, God bless her. She played the slap the Corgi game and apparantly knows how to make it hurt. No blood was drawn but the cat's owners had to physically remove her from the Corgi ass kicking incident. They apologized profusely as my husband laughed. I don't think they understood why my husband thanked them for letting their cat beat up our dog.
And now? Shuggie continues to stare at our cat but it is with a totally different look in his eye. There is no more "GOTTA PLAY GOTTA PLAY GOTTA PLAY RIGHT NOW!!!" (To be sung to the Lone Ranger Theme).
It is more of an understated look. A subdued look. A look that says "Damn Woman! You and your kind can be daaaaaaaannnnngerous!"