I thought that my lovable, cuddly living teddy bears Sasha and Pooh (pictured below) would just chase the cat away, as they've done before!
I was awakened at 4:30 this morning by my two very loud dogs barking. When I looked out the bedroom window, I saw the black cat lying lazily at the side of the pool. Realizing the dogs wouldn't shut up until the cat departed the premises, I figured I could just let them out and they'd chase him/her away.
But this must have been one very slow cat. I knew it was a bad plan when I heard the cat howl louder than the dogs barked.
By the time I threw on some clothes and found a flashlight, the cat was silent, and the dogs were standing guard over their prey. I pried them away and back into the house, and laid awake for the rest of the night/morning, realizing that I was responsible for the death of the cat.
Now I have a dead cat in the backyard, and two dogs who want to get out there. And I'm on the air in one hour on Air America.
Not my best day!
However, if you get a chance to pick up the Miami Herald today, you'll see a lovely piece about me, the loss of WINZ, the Radioornot.com podcast, and my work on Air America. Happily, there's nothing in it about the dead cat.