Moggie pwns bulldog

This video is dedicated to Paula Kirby, atheist and ailurophobe:

57 Comments

  1. Griff
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    That Bulldog is a pussy.

    • Peter Beattie
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink

      Oh, you misogynist, you… πŸ˜‰

  2. Another Matt
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Poor puppy! Ours only barks like that at 2 things – the landlord and the landlord’s son.

    • Diane G.
      Posted March 2, 2012 at 2:38 am | Permalink

      Oh, always good to ingratiate yourself with your landlord…

  3. Paula Kirby
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Nothing irrational about having a fear of THAT thing – it’s seriously SCAAAAARY!

    • Tezcatlipoca
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

      Does Poppy know about this?

      • Paula Kirby
        Posted March 2, 2012 at 5:46 am | Permalink

        Certainly not, Tez. She’s too young to watch snuff movies.

    • piero
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

      Paula, you’ve just forfeited 100+ points on my awesomeness scale. Jerry is about to overtake you.

      Cats are NICE. Capisci? Dogs are nice too, but cats are NICE. And they don’t eat their own shit, like my labrador used to do. A nice disgusting dog, that was.

      • Paula Kirby
        Posted March 2, 2012 at 5:55 am | Permalink

        To be fair, I’d like to suggest that Jerry might have slightly overstated the case for the prosecution here. As it happens, I’m not only not cat-phobic, I actively like the critters and used to have two of my own, both very doted-on (except when they killed birds).

        It’s just that I like dogs even more.

        So may I have some of my points back please? It’s just too humiliating to be overtaken in the awesomeness stakes by a fundamentalist cynophobe.

        • piero
          Posted March 3, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

          All right, all right. I’m such a softie…
          I’ll give you back 80 points, enough to get you back on top. But only if you marry me. And we WILL live in a cottage in the Lake District. And we WILL have cats AND dogs.

  4. Posted March 1, 2012 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Now, if that had been a British Bulldog……

    • lamacher
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 8:18 am | Permalink

      Yeah – a Winston instead of a Francois.

    • Dominic
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 8:42 am | Permalink

      1, 2, 3…

  5. Heber
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    The other dog is like,”what do I do: help the cat out or the pussy”? Lol

    -some youtube user.

  6. Posted March 1, 2012 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Well, that got Baihu’s attention.

    And, curiously enough, right up until the point where the cat got vocal (at which point he started looking for the intruder), his reaction almost perfectly paralleled that of the cat in the video.

    The dog was asking for it, and he’s lucky the cat showed such restraint. Maybe he’ll learn his lesson…maybe….

    b&

    • DocAtheist
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 9:30 am | Permalink

      What a manipulative dog! Just like a young child setting up an older sibling to be caught and punished for starting something, when really, they were only finally responding to extreme annoyance and even then, holding back. Yep. the dog is a manipulative wuss.

  7. Dominic
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    I hate seeing a docked tail.

    • Philip
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 9:17 am | Permalink

      I don’t think frenchie’s tails are docked, I know English bulldogs aren’t, they are just naturally short.

    • Diane G.
      Posted March 2, 2012 at 2:42 am | Permalink

      That was precisely my reaction!!

      If they’re not docked, then they were bred to be ridiculously malformed, which is even worse. Bulldogs approach the epitome of nefarious breeding. More’s the pity, they seem to have a rep for great “personalities.”

      How can we live with ourselves?

  8. Achrachno
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    Couldn’t you find a cat vs. Chihuahua video?

    That “bulldog” is some sort of miniature and is hardly bigger than the cat.

    Notice also that its tail/stub is “wagging” as he approaches the cat. The dog seems excited, nervous, curious, but not particularly aggressive. He wants to make friends with a slightly scary stranger, who turns out to be hostile. The dig is obviously a sweety.

    Cat-wins-against-dog videos are a bit like man-bites-dog stories. Unusual. Keep your cats away from strange dogs, especially medium to large dogs. Any aggressive interaction is likely to be very bad for the cat.

    • Posted March 1, 2012 at 10:50 am | Permalink

      I think that dog is actually a puppy, playing and getting scared, poor little thing. :-)))

      • S A GOULD
        Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am | Permalink

        But also learning. Cats like to make boundaries very clear from the beginning. They’ll probably be best buds, later.

    • Doug
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

      We own huskies and I can tell you that a wagging tale does not necessarily translate to ‘Let’s play’. If they get a mouse or other small mammal cornered, it’s a huge wag-fest but they fully intend to eat whatever they have in their sights.

  9. RFW
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    The slow-mo version soundtrack sounded like dinosaurs in combat.

    • DocAtheist
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 9:32 am | Permalink

      LOL! I can see it, now: Kentucky creationist amusement park claims not only were humans present when dinosaurs roamed the earth, but that we tape recorded them! πŸ™‚

    • Matthew Cobb
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 10:40 am | Permalink

      RFW: How do you know?

      • RFW
        Posted March 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

        A friend who faithfully reads this blog drew your query to my attention, whereupon we discussed possible comebacks. He suggested I exploit my academic credentials, but I rejected that proposal as unbecoming and snobbish. As well as irrelevant. And my dear departed mother would not have approved anyway.

        Let’s put it this way: If my claim that those slowed down yelps of canine fear gave rise to the mental image of large dinosaurs fighting amounts to an admission that I possess a malfunctioning psycho-acoustical cerebral module, so be it.

        If this answer fails to satisfy, let’s try:

        “I put on my tin foil hat and aimed it at the star Achernar, that’s how. That’s the method I always use for these things.” #thisisnotintendedasafactualstatement

        Happy now?

        PS: Does anyone have a recording of Komodo dragons squabbling over a gravid female?

        Further PS: Not owning a tin foil hat, can anyone suggest a place to buy a good one?

  10. Maria
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    I am with Paula πŸ™‚

    • piero
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

      Traitor!

    • Paula Kirby
      Posted March 2, 2012 at 5:56 am | Permalink

      Good call, Maria! πŸ˜‰

  11. Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Typical Islamist, that cat. Tch!

  12. starskeptic
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Nice anti-French sentiments in the YouTube comments…

  13. George
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Cool animal story from Jerry’s home town.
    Snowy Owl Holds Its Own In Duel With Peregrine Falcon On Chicago’s Lakefront
    http://chicagoist.com/2012/03/01/the_snowy_owl_is_a_badass_against_a.php#photo-1

    This battle took place on the north side – about 14 miles from Jerry.

    • Diane G.
      Posted March 2, 2012 at 2:50 am | Permalink

      Very interesting!

      Unfortunately, the owls involved in an irruption such as this year’s are already very stressed, and the threats they encounter while trying to move into territories already occupied by other diurnal raptors are often the coup de grace.

      While an incredible treat for birders all over, it represents a perilous ordeal for the owls. We had one show up at the Kalamazoo airport this winter. (Apparently, airports remind snowies of tundra.) Several weeks later it was found dead, apparently of starvation.

  14. MadScientist
    Posted March 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    How can Paula be atheist if she dredz teh Ceiling Cat?

    • piero
      Posted March 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

      Paula is an atheist and an acatist. However, her position is rendered incoherent by her doggism. She strongly believes in Dog, but so far has been unable to provide any evidence whatsoever, except some vague Plantinga-like pseudo-arguments.

      • whyevolutionistrue
        Posted March 1, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

        I think piero wins the thread.

        • Paula Kirby
          Posted March 2, 2012 at 5:57 am | Permalink

          Nonsense. He’s just being catty.

          • piero
            Posted March 3, 2012 at 11:57 am | Permalink

            OK, you asked for it. Now Jerry is 100 points above you in the awesomeness scale.

            Your next post in the Washington Post had beter be awesomeley awesome.

            • Paula Kirby
              Posted March 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

              I always knew cat-lovers had lousy taste.

              • piero
                Posted March 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

                Lousy taste? But I love you! If you only were an ailurophiliac, I’d ask you to marry me!

                We could live in a nice cottage in the Lake District, and have 15 cats roaming about. Is that a dream life or what?

              • piero
                Posted March 4, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

                I realize you’ve lighty thrown aside my proposal. Oh well, just one more rejection to add to my curriculum. Besides, why would I want to share my life with an ailurophobe? Only because she’s beautiful? Only because she’s smart? Only because she’s courageous? Naaah.

      • sasqwatch
        Posted March 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

        Clearly deluded by her dogma.

        • Paula Kirby
          Posted March 2, 2012 at 5:58 am | Permalink

          Maybe. But not cat-astrophically.

  15. Nom de Plume
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    I enjoyed the video, and even shared it, but I can’t help but note that if the roles in it were reversed, you’d be crying more than that bulldog.

  16. Diane G.
    Posted March 2, 2012 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    I’m a both person. (Both dog & cat.)

    I hope that doesn’t make me an accommodationist.

    • Paula Kirby
      Posted March 2, 2012 at 6:47 am | Permalink

      Like this, you mean?

      • Diane G.
        Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:39 am | Permalink

        Ha Ha Ha!

        And, awwwwwwwwwwww…!

    • piero
      Posted March 3, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

      I too would be a both person, if dogs stopped eating their shit. Admittedly, cat’s piss stinks like nothing else on Earth, but at least they don’t drink it!

      Seriously, though, I love any animal which can display emotions: most mammals, of course (except platypuses, horses, cows, kangaroos, rhinos, hippos and stupid mammals in general), but certainly no fish, birds, spiders, snakes or psychopaths.

      • Diane G.
        Posted March 4, 2012 at 1:48 am | Permalink

        You speciesist, you!!

        Srsly, you’re missing out on some wonderful emotions from birds. The others (minus the psychopaths) have ways of eliciting your admiration despite (or perhaps, because of) seeming so alien (speaking of your fish, spiders, & snakes).

        I know–no sense of humor here!! I’m just one of those weirdos who finds nearly any life form more interesting than most humans…

        • DocAtheist
          Posted March 4, 2012 at 10:48 am | Permalink

          Diane, you’re starting to hurt my lizard’s feelings, now! Granted, he’s nearly 3′ long, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have feelings, for goodness sakes! I’ve seen him finish running around to exercise on the floor, only to tuck his head underneath my floor-napping, large Maine coon kitten’s head, where the two napped together for an hour! He comes to rest his head on my bare foot, when I’m seated and working on the computer. He’s a good egg! So, please, don’t hurt his feelings just because you’re a speciesist who prefers birds! πŸ˜€

          • Diane G.
            Posted March 6, 2012 at 12:58 am | Permalink

            Aww, that’s cute. πŸ™‚

            Not gonna spoil the mood by saying anything about ectotherms & heat-seeking…

            (And before you object, let me tell you how winsome my tortoises are…)

            • DocAtheist
              Posted March 6, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink

              My best friend had a water turtle for over 30 years. He wasn’t cuddly, though. Two nights ago, I got to show a couple boys how cuddly Izzy is. B/W Argentinian tegus actually bond with their humans like parrots do, and they live some 18 years, like most cats.

              • Diane G.
                Posted March 7, 2012 at 2:40 am | Permalink

                That’s wonderful! If I weren’t too aware of just how over-extended I already am, animal-wise, I’d gladly look into tegus.

                30 years is indeed a long time to co-exist with an animal. Kudos to your friend! While many spp have the potential for very long lives (parrots & chelonians in particular), it takes excellent husbandry for them to realize such in captivity.

        • piero
          Posted March 4, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

          And proud of it!
          Birds have corny beaks, so they cannot smile. Admittedly the dancing cuckatoo was endearing, but I’d like to see some expression on their permanently fixed gaze.

          Humans are fucking interesting! I hate most of them, but you can’t deny they are interesting. Just as much as the AIDS virus.

          • Diane G.
            Posted March 6, 2012 at 1:03 am | Permalink

            A few humans are interesting…I suppose…

            πŸ˜€

            Many parrots “smile.” Nearly all are capable of showing quite a bit of emotion via posture, eye dilation, erectile crests, etc; i.e., body language. As social animals they’re quite attuned to not only other parrots but other spp as well.

            Plus they’re living dinosaurs! What more could you want?!


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