Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Stay Out of My Water Dish!

Bathsheba accused me of sleeping on the job, of not being tough enough to defend my deck. Well, after seeing those raccoons making a horrible mess of my water dish once again,

I decided that I would have to stop sleeping in the house and conduct a stake-out. I was out all night last night and you can see here that my water dish is just the way it's supposed to be, clean and not pulled far away from my food mat.

See, Bathsheba, I AM tough. Those coons don't want to mess with me!


Update: Some of you asked about the dirty water dish. It's not quite as disgusting as you might think. It's just dirt and mud. The coons must have very dirty hands and they like to wash them in MY dish.


At Saturday, September 23, 2006 5:29:00 PM, Blogger Rosie & Cheeto said...

Gud fur yoo, Jake! No one bettur mess with yer dish. Watur is vary vary importunt. Yoo shuld get an outside jacussi so yoo have an nevurending watur supplie. Owr lady leaves a little bit of watur in the "tub" but it's not at all like an outside jacussi.

At Saturday, September 23, 2006 7:23:00 PM, Anonymous Luxor said...

You were very brave, Jake, to guard your water that way! The only thing I have to guard our water against is Mom dropping ice cubes in it! But now that the weather's getting cooler, that shouldn't happen anymore.

At Saturday, September 23, 2006 8:25:00 PM, Blogger Derby said...

Those naughty raccoons. They should learn to not to mess with other guys stuff. Jake, keep up the good work.

At Saturday, September 23, 2006 9:14:00 PM, Blogger Zeus said...

Do I even want to know what the raccoons did to your water to make it look like that? I'm guessing that I probably do not!

Good for you, Jake! There's nothing wrong with defending one's territory. In fact, I would have thought less of you had you not. I hope you were able to show those raccoons your whisker humps and a quick slash of your claw!

At Sunday, September 24, 2006 12:24:00 AM, Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

go Jake! yoo da MAN!

At Monday, September 25, 2006 7:36:00 AM, Blogger Kismet said...

That water dish looks disgusting! Are they peeing in it??

You are totally tough, Jake. You would have loved my gang of chiwahwahs.

At Monday, September 25, 2006 10:08:00 AM, Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

Gud on yer Jake. Yoo let those raccoons know who's the boss

At Tuesday, September 26, 2006 10:16:00 PM, Blogger nels, ed, nitro, and/or xing said...

be careful, dear jake--some of those raccoons are berserk (well, of course, in the sense that they don't wear shirts, but also in the sense that they are terrible opponents in a fight. you are furry brave, but the outside kitties in our neighborhood don't mix it up furry often with the racketycoons!


At Tuesday, September 26, 2006 10:34:00 PM, Blogger Jake and Bathsheba said...

Pierce kitties - I don't think that I have to fight those coons. Just my presence on the deck should be enough to keep them at bay. ~ Jake

Jake is such a braggart! We all know that he would hightail it out of there or cry for Mom and Dad if he had a real confrontation with the coons. ~Bathsheba

At Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7:09:00 PM, Blogger Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

We have lots of coons and sumtimes they do that to Rocky's water dish if the Food Lady duzn't bring it in soon enuf at nite. I heer the coons at nite wile they are ingayjed in battle with the vishus deer in the forest behind our howse. They make terrible fierce lowd noises -- sqweeling and growling and skreeming --- win the vishus deer stab them with thare horns and start to eet them. I can only imajin that the coons become good fiters by practising aginst the vishus deer, so yoo shood be very very careful and not go neer them.

Or, maybe yer peeple cood git yoo a gang of chiwahwahs.

At Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7:09:00 PM, Blogger Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

I fergot to menshun that's a very nice water dish, Jake!


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