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Friday Cat & Dog Blogging

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Friday Cat Blogging

I got your back, Todd.

[Editor: As Todd gets ready to take on a truly obnoxious squirrel, Moses covers for any threat from the rear. Moses is a St Bernard, but his long fluffy coat was removed to help him deal with the local heat. Moses rarely barks, but you know it when he does.]

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13 comments

1 jamsodonnell { 12.14.12 at 7:28 am }

Now that’s a good sidekick that Todd has. I hope we see lots of Todd over the years

2 Bryan { 12.14.12 at 11:30 am }

Todd needs some more experience so he isn’t so easily pulled in by the squirrels who can roam the entire block without touching the ground because of all of the trees. Most of the trees are live oaks, so they are easy for cats to climb up. The trick is learning how to get down. :)

3 Steve Bates { 12.15.12 at 9:14 am }

It is good when someone’s got your back.

4 hipparchia { 12.15.12 at 9:26 am }

The trick is learning how to get down.

if you sit in the tree and meow loudly and plaintively for two days and nights, nonstop, your humans will go out and rent a mongo extension ladder and climb up and rescue you.

5 hipparchia { 12.15.12 at 9:41 am }

what a great duo! love this shot. and moses is a real cutie pie.

Moses rarely barks, but you know it when he does.

the fluffy black dog never barked for anybody except the pizza delivery person. which was ok, because the neighbor had one of those over-size german shepherds who, like moses, almost never barked, but it only took one woof to send every bad guy within a half-block radius running in the opposite direction.

6 JuanitaM { 12.15.12 at 6:37 pm }

This picture is priceless. What a great expression on the St. Bernard’s face – alert and confident. He BELIEVES he’s going to get that squirrel.

How much do you think he weighs? I’m partial to large dogs myself as I have one that’s 80 lbs, but it looks as if Todd has him beat by a wide margin.

7 Bryan { 12.15.12 at 8:37 pm }

That’s what friends are for, Steve.

I’ve done that, Hipparchia, and it didn’t make me happy when the clown found his own path down when he saw me climbing up to get him. Actually, just before I took the shot Todd was atop Moses and jumped down when the squirrel started shaking his tail and chittering.

All I can say for sure, Juanita, is that the neighbor uses the biggest Frontline that they make, but I would guess over 100 pounds, even without his full coat.

8 Moi;) { 12.17.12 at 10:19 pm }

He is so cute! Are/were you dogsitting?

9 Bryan { 12.17.12 at 11:07 pm }

I’m rehabbing a place and he belongs to the person moving in. You have to watch him carefully or he’ll drown you in ‘kisses’. The only time he gets upset is when the dog nest door barks at a cat.

10 Kryten42 { 12.21.12 at 12:20 am }

Hmmm! I’ve seen a St. Bernard in the Alps, and with their full cote look a LOT bigger! Never seen one shewn, he looks more like a Border Collie. :D

Border Collie

(Different face color, but…) ;)

Here is the Border Collie standard color’s when purebred (just ’cause they is soooo cuuute!) ;) :D

Border Collie Colors

And this one… Just ’cause I felt like it!! :P :lol:

Border Collie Pup with Dutch Rabbit

Drat! I can only post 3 links… Was gonna include a Calico cat (to stay somewhat on topic) that looks kinda like your St. Bernard! :lol: (I like Calico’s… Smartest cat that ever owned me I’m proud to say!) :D

Oh well… next time! ;)

Enjoy! :D

11 Kryten42 { 12.21.12 at 12:21 am }

Ahem. *sigh*

“cote” –> coat”

of course. Just shoot me.

12 Bryan { 12.21.12 at 12:42 am }

If Moses wasn’t laying down, there would be no doubt that he was a St Bernard. He’s built like a lorry with a barrel body on short, sturdy legs.

Calicos can also be weird, like CC who takes showers with you if you don’t exclude her from the bathroom.

13 hipparchia { 12.21.12 at 7:54 pm }

the bunny and the puppy wearing matching outfits, that’s just too cute for words!