Wordless Wednesday – Watch Cat

Magellan - The Watch Cat

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Photos Of The Week – Magellan – Watch Cat

Quote Of The Week
Prowling his quiet backyard or asleep by the fire,
He is still only a whisker away from the wilds.

Jean Burden

The Watch Cat

In most cultures, when it comes to animals who guard our homes,
Our first thoughts drift to the mighty guard dog.

But – as Tara the Cat so majestically proved with her brave feat –
Cats make magnificent watch animals too!

I have lived with Maine Coons my entire adult life and have been
Amazed by their natural tendencies to guard and protect the ones they love!

I have watched Tsunami and Legend sit side by side,
Facing opposite directions, like sentries, guarding our entryways.

I have watched multiple Maines guard their humans while they sleep –
Watch over them when they are sick – and stand watch by doors and windows
When people stayed out later than normal,
Not settling down until all humans were safely home and accounted for!

I’ve been alerted to the presence of people and events
Simply by watching their body language.

How many of you rely on your pets to help keep you safe and aware?
Share your stories in the comments!

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Wordless Wednesday – Week of June 3, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

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62 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Watch Cat”

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  1. Heather McD
    Twitter: heathermcdougle

    I love that video, especially the little kitten with the big dog. I love cats!

  2. Teresa Kindred
    Twitter: thenanahood

    Thanks for ALL your blog hops! I always have a good time. Hope you will come visit me!

    Teresa from NanaHood

  3. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    We got our dog, Benny, soon after a break-in at the last home we lived in. Even though he’s a gentle dog, he has done his job keeping people from wandering onto our property. Thanks for sharing and always hosting a great hop! Your cats sound lovely!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I’m so glad to hear that you have a “Gentle Ben” to watch over you!
      Break-ins are such a scary thing!
      Have a wonderful week Christina – ttys!

  4. Kris @ Beyond the Whiskers
    Twitter: beyondwhiskers

    Ah, I fear my girls are a bit chicken. Even when it comes to bugs, for the most part they’ll find you and walk you to the bug. The rest is up to you.

  5. stevebethere
    Twitter: bethere2day

    Magellan is really growing quickly, that vid proves cats are indeed brave braver than me for a start LOL .

    Have a pussytastic week 😉

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I was thinking that same thing – I don’t see myself crocodile wrestling or tarantula boxing anytime soon (I hope!)
      Have a fabulous week, dear friend!

  6. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Magellan is such a regal watch cat, he is just wonderful!!!
    Thanks for hosting, have a great week

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Isn’t that an amazing picture? I did a whole photo shoot – he is all happy and relaxed one moment, then something catches his attention and boom!
      He is on full alert!

      • Karren Haller
        Twitter: Myllls

        haha….. Well he is very purty cat friend, give his ears a rub for me!! I love my kitties they give me so much love and contentment.

  7. YAM says:

    Hari OM
    Magellan is magnificent! King of his domain. YAM xx

  8. Karren Haller
    Twitter: Myllls

    Oh and by the way, the video is both cute and scary at the same time, the cutest was the little black kitten holding his own with the big dog, lol

  9. Alissa Apel
    Twitter: AlissaApel

    Cats are excellent observers.

  10. paula schuck says:

    Everyone should have a watch cat!!

  11. Joyce
    Twitter: Joyce_Lansky

    Thanks for opening my mind. I never thought of cats that way.


  12. Ai Sakura
    Twitter: Aisakuraharuka

    that’s a very lovely photo of Magellan! Very regal indeed!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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  13. I hope everyone is having a terrific week – just a reminder that it is Pet Appreciation Week! How do you show your pets you appreciate them?

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Well, pretty much everything we do in our house revolves around our cats and they know it – so every day in our household is Pet Appreciation week!

  14. ruchira says:

    Thanks for the blog hop 🙂
    Always my pleasure to be a part of it!

  15. Thanks for your great blog hops, I’m going to enjoy looking through them! That kitty cat is very cute!

  16. FABBY says:

    Magellan is such a handsome cat! Thank you so much for hosting. Have a great week.


  17. Mary Denman says:

    We have three cats and our alpha female is definitely a watch cat! She will go to the door when she hears the raccoons at night and even will defend our front yard from neighborhood dogs! She has finally allowed one neighbor’s dog to come crawling submissively NEAR her, but not right up TO her. He’s always leashed with his owner in tow.

    Have a great day tomorrow!

  18. meowmeowmans says:

    Looking good, Magellan! And that video was amazing. Watch Cat, INdeed! 🙂

    Thank you for hosting!

  19. XmasDolly
    Twitter: Xmasdolly

    Magellan looks like a Tiger the way he’s sitting. Your video left me on the edge of my seat through the whole thing. Wow!

  20. Kitties Blue says:

    Those were some amazingly brave kitties, and maybe a little crazy as well. We sure hope none of them were hurt. Thanks for sharing the video. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  21. SlimKitty says:

    Wow…brave or a little nuts…I sure wouldn’t go up against some of those animals. Loved the video, thanks for sharing.

  22. YOur cat is always majestic and I know they are really brave =) #WW

  23. Isabel says:

    Cats are one of my favorite pets, love your pics!

  24. Thanks for hosting! I think I might need a cat-we found a snake out back early last month!

  25. Your cats are so adorable and as for that video clip wow, very brave cat.

    Just popping over from Claire Justines blog hop.

    Take a look at my summer blog swop if you get chance

    X x

  26. Nan G says:

    Ahhh Magellan is quite the handsome fella. Yes, cats make good guard pets. My girls are afraid of strangers so when they run for the safety of their room I know someone is about the house that shouldn’t be. Great video, btw. Hugs Nan and the Girls

  27. Gattina says:

    I have 4 watch cats and feel protected, lol !

  28. Sparkle
    Twitter: sparklecat

    Um, yeah, I hate to say it, but none of us here will ever be known for our heroics!

  29. Bailey says:

    While she grew up with dogs my sister has grown to love Maine Coons. She talks about them like you have written here.

  30. Star Traci
    Twitter: TracisStar

    I have certainly had cats that were way fiercer than my dog. Haha!

  31. Jay @craftyspices
    Twitter: CraftySpices

    Hope it’s not to late to say HI….
    What a video you have here, LOL…
    Have a super great rest of the week.!!

  32. Great post and have a very happy WW!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  33. Emilie says:

    Maine Coons are such pretty cats. We used to have a neighbor whose Maine Coon would come over to nap on my hubby when it needed a break from the chaos of a five year old.

    Beautiful kitty.

  34. Sounds like a great watch cat! Thanks for hosting & God bless!

  35. A Quiet Corner
    Twitter: IamjpJP

    Now there’s a gallant one for you!…:)JP

  36. sassmuffins
    Twitter: sassmuffins

    So very regal.

    I once had a Siamese cat names Baby that placed herself in harm’s way between my 5 year old daughter and a great dane mix dog! She ran down the driveway and onto the sidewalk when she saw the big dog coming towards our house. Then she hissed and did the “halloween” kitty stance. The dog decided he didn’t want any part of that and turned and went the other way. It does happen. I’ve seen it, although if I had not I would never have believed it. I had that cat for 18 wonderful years – she was truly amazing.

  37. Magellan you are magnificient and the perfect ‘watch cat’! Happy WW.

  38. Magellan seems like a great watch cat 🙂 I agree that kitties can do a good job of keeping us safe too.

  39. Bea says:

    My current cat is a canary cat; he warns me when I’m getting sick. Before the symptoms even start, he starts hanging out with me, staying close to me, and sticks to me until I start getting better. I know I’m getting better when he starts moving away and spending less time with me.

  40. Diana @ Toronto Teacher Mom
    Twitter: teac

    Oh, Magellan! Such poise!

  41. Sherry says:

    Oh what a pretty cat. I enjoyed visiting. I came from Sharefest. I’ll try to link to you on Wednesday. Thanks for joining the linky. I am glad to find you. I am following you now.
    Have a great weekend,

  42. Michelle Miller
    Twitter: truebookaddict

    I have had my share of cats who acted guard like, mostly growling when someone came to the door. haha!

    That video! I am terrified of snakes. The one with the cobra. Yikes!

  43. Natasha in Oz
    Twitter: natashainoz

    G’day lovely lady! I’ve just pinned your posts and they will also appear on my Pinterest Page on Facebook.

    Thanks for sharing at the Say G’day Saturday Linky Party!

    Best wishes for a fabulous week,
    Natasha in Oz

  44. Pat Hatt says:

    Can always tell with mine as they will growl or their eyes will bulge out when someone is near.


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