I wouldn’t want to be the bobcat.

Man’s best friend – and ours – the fabled Karma, was minding his own sweet, dear, noble, elderly business one afternoon when the attack took place. A bobcat emerged from the creek bed behind Katherine and Dan’s home and mistook Karma for a late lunch. Luckily, even though he was injured and developed an abscess, brave Karma is doing well, other than possibly taking offense at his owners’ new nickname for him – they’ve been calling him “Frankendoggie” as a result of his post-attack appearance.

A baby picture of Karma that Katherine sent me

A baby picture of Karma that Katherine sent me

Apparently, bobcats are more rule than exception in semi-rural southern CA. We just received a newsletter from our homeowners’ association with a warning to take measures to protect against bobcats and coyotes. I’ve never seen one in our part of town, but they are brazenly present in Katherine and Dan’s neighborhood:

That, folks, is a bobcat in the driveway!

That, folks, is a bobcat in Karma's driveway!

The bobcat may have had his say that afternoon, but in the long run, I think he chose the wrong prey. After all, the whole idea of Karma is that what goes around comes around, right?

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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2 Responses to I wouldn’t want to be the bobcat.

  1. Katherine Gunther says:

    Baby Karma made the chicken blog! This brings all sorts of new excitement to our lives.

    Just hope no Ridgebacks are reading the blog. Karma is all sorts of embarrassed b/c Ridgebacks are supposed to be lion hunters and he was on the losing end of a medium-sized bobcat’s wrath.

    But the scars make him LOOK tough.

    And yes, the bobcat apparently failed to understand the dogma of Karma.

  2. pollo amiga says:

    Scary! I wish Karma a rapid recovery.

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