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Who Needs a Guard-dog!

By Ade_Osman    
Being as it's silly Sunday and I've recently started going soft in the head by uploading images of flowers and such like I thought I'd go really daft and soppy and post a picture of our handsome boy Simba, aka Killer, You Little Sod, I'm gonna turn you into a carpet slipper and Suzie's Baby!

This is the one that likes to chase the our visiting Fox out the garden, he doesn't bother with small things such as birds, no Simba much prefers to kill rats & rabbits, both of which the 'Little Sod' has brought home in the past.....He can currently be seen if your lucky going toe to toe with the fox on the webcams late at night.......No points for guessing who loses that battle!

Yes he only has one eye, that's where he lost a fight with a car when he was 3 years old, ever since then though he's been a little like his owner......A complete nutter! But we love him and he's as soft as they come especially if there's a nice spare warm lap going begging Grin

Regards to all on this wet Sunday AdeSad

Hedgehog Update
Loads of action last night and Mr Fox made a very wary visit at 00:30 and then stayed around for half a hour or so......Until the cats decided enough was enough. Tongue They leave the hedgehogs well alone, a lesson leant the hard way I think Wink We've two in the boxes today too, so if you want a peek, here's the links:

Ade's Hedgehog Garden Cam

Sue'n'Ade's Wildlife Photography

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23 Sep 2012 12:28PM
Nice shot, and your write up reminded me of Greebo, one of Terry Pratchetts creations. as next

Greebo is Nanny Ogg's tomcat, he is feared in the forests of Lancre by all animals, and he is the father of most of the cat population in the area.

Flea bitten, with scars all over his face and his partially present ears he is a huge swaggering bully of a cat - renowned for once chasing a bear up a tree. He has one green eye and one which is milky white, he is intelligent for a cat but uses three categories to define the things he sees as "rape, fight or eat." This is the cat that Nanny Ogg refers to as "Mr. Puss-puss," and sees, in her head, as a cute little bundle of fluff - yet everyone else calls "gerroffyerbugger!!!"



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Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
23 Sep 2012 12:30PM
Sound just like our Simba......He's a chunky little devil too, everyone comments on his size when they first see him!........He's adorable really!Wink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 12:34PM
I almost forgot what I came here for as I have been into the webcamWink so interesting wish I had been able to set something up myself when I had a hedgie visit (several in fact) I used to sit in the window watching they always came out around 8pm

love the pussy shot he certainly looks as if he can look after himself and your new found inhabitants
23 Sep 2012 12:35PM
G'day Ade Wink
Great intro mate, just had a peruse of the website and what a great job !! Some superb work on there and well worth the viewing.
All the best.....Dean
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 12:46PM
He's a big bruiser just like your good self Ade, but with a heart of gold too no doubt. He definitely takes after you mate, just look at that world weary, cheesed off expression on his face! I've seen that look a fair few times, especially when twitchers have started to annoy you in the hides at Slimbridge with their incessant chit chat and small talk!WinkGrin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
23 Sep 2012 12:48PM
A bruiser Ade with battle scars, the Hedgehogs are fast asleep.


johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 12:52PM
A great character of a cat Ade ( he did not lick that up off the floor), wonderful write up and photo
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
23 Sep 2012 12:59PM
Conversely we had a pet rabbit, quite small and with a disproportionate 'atitude'. He would see off any cats that ventured into our garden.
Like your write up again, Ade GrinGrin

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 1:08PM
Nick's cat used to go on the railway line to catch rats and had a face off with three foxes, this was watched by a neighbour, never under-estimate a cat! Love the website Ade and the hedgies!
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
23 Sep 2012 1:56PM
Nice story board up top about kitty although that's not a term that seems to sit well with his character, Ade.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
23 Sep 2012 2:06PM
He does look like he has had his share of tough fights in his life. Great shot of him resting between battles....Sandy
9 10 10 England
23 Sep 2012 2:32PM
Could have been my late cat's brother - she had one eye (argument with a car) and her fur was longer but she would bring all kinds of things home - dropped a live frog in her dish one day which I didnt appreciate!! So I like your kitty quite a lot Ade.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 2:37PM
There's a cat where I live who has three legs (lost one in a trap), one eye and two teeth. She is boss cat around here and sees off all the other cats in the area but is as soft as anything with people. Don't you luv 'em?! PS - Simba looks adorable!
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
23 Sep 2012 2:52PM
Great shot of Simba Ade, shame about losing the eye so young, must visit the webcam tonight and catch up,
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 3:18PM
A great 'Resaders Digest' sort of story. supported by an image which would look great as part of the Cat Protection campaign SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Regards Nathan
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
23 Sep 2012 3:19PM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 3:32PM
Great shot Ade, he does look like a real bruiser
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 3:50PM
Great narrative and shot of the One Eyed Killer. Grin

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
23 Sep 2012 3:51PM
Interesting names for him

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
23 Sep 2012 3:54PM
my cat tiger lost an eye in a fight with another cat, it was around the time the rocky films were out and my cat was always called "eye of the tiger" after that, from the films song.
nice write up and a lovely capture of your cat.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 4:02PM
Seems a few of us have one eyed moggies...mines Burmese and called Cassie
but adorable most of the time, and mad as a 16year old 'hatter' lives indoors
love image of Simba, beautifully captured, and loving the web cam
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
23 Sep 2012 4:04PM
What a lovely big fluffy boy. Give him a big kiss and cuddle from me. Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 4:28PM
A nice shot of Simba, Ade. I've seen him on the webcam, and watched when he encountered the fox a few nights ago.
What a star!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
23 Sep 2012 5:08PM
Aptly named Ade.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 6:27PM
Definitely not a cat to mess with if you ask me Wink
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Sep 2012 6:28PM

Quote:Definitely not a cat to mess with if you ask me Wink

Just like its owner!Grin
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 8:24PM
He's a real beauty Ade, and he looks such a character.

PS: looks a bit wet in your garden tonight!!!!
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
23 Sep 2012 8:25PM
I've got a cat repelling machine in my garden - got fed up with them bringing young birds from nests and leaving them on my patio.Sad

Had a look at the website Ade - looking good mate - you should both be well pleased.Smile
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
23 Sep 2012 8:32PM

Quote:Had a look at the website Ade - looking good mate - you should both be well pleased.

Cheers Bri, I still got one or two issue I want to iron out, but it's coming along nicely I think....

Quote:looks a bit wet in your garden tonight!!!!

It's lashing it down, don't know if we'll see anything much tonight, if they've any sense they'll stay in the warm nest boxes.....

Metro6R4 7 3 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 9:26PM
wow I bet he is the Top Cat..........
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
23 Sep 2012 10:16PM
He has used up a few of his nine me thinks!
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Sep 2012 12:04AM
He looks a right bruiser. The way you took him he does look the one and only bosscat.
Youre right, guard cats are very efficient, my Fafnir has an impressive growl on him!
24 Sep 2012 10:42AM
What a cute fella
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2012 10:47AM
Great narrative as ever Ade. SmileSmile

Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2012 11:16AM
Looks like a "bad boy"... Like the title as well. IB

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