This was the weekend of the “Artisans Tour” in our area. My wife and her friend drove around to various locations to see the crafts and products of many talented artisans.
While there was much to rave about, my wife mentioned one place in particular where she met a cat who thought he was a chicken. It was a blacksmith shop in the back of a nice little farmhouse located amidst some fabulous scenery in the Blue Ridge foothills. She thought it might make an interesting blog topic so we went back today with the camera.
This is one cool cat. Though we’re told he would rather get right into the hen-house to play with the chickens, he is usually relegated to outside the pen. Not to worry, some of the chickens come out to him. Below are some photos of this unusual encounter.
I couldn’t get too close because, while the cat easily befriends the chickens, he’s not at all fond of humans. But I think you’ll get the gist.
And you thought cats were ferocious predators.
Yeah, sure, he “befriends” the chickens. That is one patient cat… 😉
I am truly shocked at all of my blogging friends for thinking this sweet cat has ulterior motives. I sentence you all to attend a viewing of “Born Free” until this unfounded skepticism is purged from your psyche!
P.S. In case I am wrong, all of you are invited to a chicken dinner at my place.
It’s a real case of ‘the cat among the chickens’
It nice to see him looking so at home and the chickens being so tolerant of their eccentric interloper
The owner said there didn’t used to be a pen so the cat had free run with all the chickens. Maybe that’s why he is so natural with them.
If he’s supposed to be the guard cat, he’s doing a lousy job. He only looked rather nonchalantly at that black hen making a break for it outside the pen.
It’s OK. I think that’s the chicken that crosses the road but doesn’t know why.
Al, you really, REALLY need to figure out a way to install a button on your blog that you can push to get a rim-shot.
I will speak to WordPress about that forthwith!
The fox was unavailable for guard duty so the cat stepped in.
I think you have it, Bernice. The lazy cat is there to keep the fox away.
Yea! I think Winsomebella is right..she is building up their confidence ..making them believe that she is harmless ..the one day….
chicken feathered dinner! Great pictures though Al
Well, he is outweighed and outnumbered….but….
Amazing! And the lion will lie down with the hen 🙂
Before the rooster crows a second time………. (I love bible verse contests)
..there will be weeping and wailing. I didn’t know you like Bible contests, Big Al!
I thought it was the lion and the lamb. When Peter and I got married we made peace on earth for 1000 years (he’s a Leo & I’m an Aries)
Perhaps you two would consider running for office over here. None of us seem to know how to get along.
Lol, I don’t think so. We are far too hippy to make good politicians
Maybe she is playing chicken just long enough to make the pounce. Great pictures!
Oh ye of little faith! (But you could be right)