Benny’s only 8 months old, but weighs 30 pounds. After wrestling Benny on his lap, Santa believes Benny’s really a bobcat. I think Santa’s on to something.
Anyway, some dogs spooked Benny and he turned on Santa as soon as their photo was snapped. Santa sustained 6 puncture wounds to his left hand and wrist, and was lucky to escape shredding.
Benny’s owner grabbed this photo, mumbled something about Benny’s shots, and left without telling anyone her name. It was only after Santa started talking to the media that she came forward to spare him a series of rabies innoculations.
Benny’s vaccination paperwork apparently checked out, but he’s now under house arrest for 2 weeks, being observed. That’s actually an improvement for him because he’s said to be kept tethered in the backyard.
Somebody needs to look into that.
Santa doesn’t blame Benny and hopes no harm comes to the big cat on his account.
I don’t condone cat-on-Santa violence, but I know all cats have the potential for it. This weekend, I’ll to be the first at Cats Working to meet Santa, wearing a new red harness and leash I absolutely loathe and refuse to walk on. But Karen knows I can turn into 20 lbs. of feline fury if any dog messes with me and she’s not taking any chances.
Wish us luck…