Monday, March 29, 2010

Tenacious

                                                                   
TENACIOUS.

The dictionary says 'in brief' it means; HOLDING FAST, STUBBORN. A few adj. are BULL HEADED, HARD HEADED, WILLFUL, HEADSTRONG and the best PIG HEADED.
These are words that describe to a 'T' our
Little Lizzy.



She and her brother Olly were living in a home where the lady had too many cats and so had to make the decision to give some of them up. A friend of ours who is a another animal lover told us about the young cats because we were looking for a 'barn cat'. We agreed to take the brother and sister. We were told that these cats had never been outside....never stepped on grass...and here they were going to be living in a barn and have access to the great outdoors for the first time in their lives!

Olly is the shy one...well not really shy but usually the more cautious of the two. I think he'd rather be a house cat and be in where it's nice and warm laying on a nice warm quilt on the bed. Now Lizzy...she took to living in the country like a duck to water!



For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while...you know about our two little cat chasing Shih Tzu's and our HUGE Akbash fun loving pup. Just the sight of Shep the Akbash should be enough to keep any cat inside the fence where it's safe...you'd think.







Not Little Lizzy.
Nope.
She struts right out there into the middle of the pack of dogs and follows me where ever I go. The dogs have learned that you don't 'get in her face'. She'll stare them down and walk towards them...back arched walking sideways with that bristle-brush tail of hers.
Nope
No dog is going to get in HER way.






Notice the dogs nose? She doesn't have her claws out.







Yep...that's our Little Lizzy.

Tenacious with a capital 'T'

13 comments:

Catherine said...

My cat is the contrary! he is afraid of anything.i had rather have a cat like yours!the other cats i had before were like Lizzy.Perhaps it's because he is white? have a nice week.
Hugs Catherine

Beatnheart said...

I'M CRYING RIGHT NOW! Firstly, to see that button, wow..and then your beautiful story and your farm and that song playing and those happy animals..loved the pic of your dog in full gallop!! Keep it up Maura..you are hitting your stride..Thanks for these last couple of days..and what about the "crash of the blogs" yikes!! luv ya kid..talk soon c

Melissa said...

My kind of girl! Lizzy is just beautiful. We're thinking about getting a cat, too. I hesitate because we're 'dog people' and haven't had one before. We'll see... I've never been afraid of change. : ) Melissa

Millie said...

What a go-getter! Sounds like, Magic, my squirrel hunter. I was afraid he was going to go up the tree after the raccoon the dog had treed! Warn the dogs, Lizzy is coming!

maura said...

Hello Catherine! Isn't that funny how your one cat was like Lizzy and the other one is the total opposite and it's a male too! They sure have their own personalities don't they. I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Take care. MauraXX

maura said...

Awww Cynthia...don't cry!!! I just wish we could have gotten the button to work on your Blog...that was the whole idea but I thought I'd try mine first to see if it worked. We'll figure it out yet...I'm still wracking my brains trying to figure it out. Glad you liked the post..it was fun doing this one. Thank heavens our blogs started working again...I was really getting worried! You're welcome my friend. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorow...take care my friend. MauraXX

maura said...

Geez Millie...your Magic sounds like our Lizzy for sure. Imagine a cat going after a raccoon...I sure hope Lizzy doesn't do that. LOL yes warn the dogs! You have a great day too...eat lots of grass!!! Take care

MauraXX

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love reading about your animals. Lizzie sounds like quite a kitty! Have a great week! Twyla

Laura..DancesWithTeddyBears said...

I love your Little Lizzy, Maura!
Our kitty Rainbow was quite the lovable terror. I miss her, even after so many years..
Happy Easter!
Hugs,
Laura

Beatnheart said...
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Janean said...

fearless and brave! sure-footed. i liker her...and uh-hem, respect her! *wink*

have a wonderful day. enjoyed the story!!!!

Shirley said...

Lizzie reminds me a great deal of our cat Jack at work. We got him as a kitten to keep the mice down. He tolerates dogs, but he does let them know that it is his domain. I will never forget when we had a break-in at work and Jack had the police dog cornered. He wouldn't let him do his job until they shut him in one of the offices. We had cats here at home and when we lost our last one, I told the kids no more because my husband was so sick and I didn't have time for both. Your Lizzie is quite a little girl. Enjoy your evening.

from my front porch... said...

Oh, so very sweet she is! I adore cats! I have too many, but...I just cannot help myself!
Our cats and dogs get along just fine. They love each other, play together, and even have their spats. The cats usually win :)

Wonderful day to you! xo, misha

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