Two Scary Things #Caturday

Hi, there! I’m Tipper Allen, and guess what?

The scariest thing happened the other night! Momma and Poppa were sitting around watching the talky box, when this horrible sound came from outside, like a ROAR! It didn’t sound like anything any of us had ever heard before. Dogs were barking like crazy, too.

Momma opened the back door and listened, and said, “That sounds like a bear!” Poppa said, “What is that?” And Momma said, “It’s a bear!

I ran down into the basement and hid.

Momma said, “There’s a light in the front yard. I think it’s a car.”

She ran to let the person in, so they wouldn’t get eaten by the bear. I was right under where the porch is, so I could hear it was a man.

He said, “We were coon hunting and our dogs got away from us and came on your land. We’re just rounding them up. Is that okay?”

Momma and Poppa said that it was fine. That sound came again. Poppa said, “What’s that?” The man said, “That’s one of the dogs. He’s a little hoarse.”

Momma said, “I thought it was a bear,” and the men had a chuckle. That made me kind of mad, ’cause it did sound like a bear!

I didn’t come back upstairs for about three hours, in case the bear dog came back!

And now something even scarier: Momma’s gone! Poppa said she went to a thing called an Authors Fair. I hope she comes back! What if she decides to run away and be an author? Then what would I do?

Poppa doesn’t seem to be worried, so I guess I should relax. Here’s a picture of me, trying to relax.

I’m not doing a very good job, I don’t think.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: What does your hooman do that scares you?



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One thought on “Two Scary Things #Caturday

  1. Dan Antion

    April 29, 2017 at 9:56am

    No, Tipper, you have to close those eyes to relax. Let’s hope the bear dog doesn’t come back. Good plan to hide in the basement.

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    • Marian Allen

      April 30, 2017 at 8:11am

      It was a pretty horrifying sound. I still don’t think a mere dog could make a noise like that!

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  2. Mary J Giese

    April 29, 2017 at 11:49am

    Tipper, you look more relaxed on a bad day than I do on a good day. Keep trying, sweetie, sleep and relaxation are just around the corner for you.

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    • Marian Allen

      April 30, 2017 at 8:13am

      He’s fine, now that I’m back. 🙂 A couple of minutes ago, he was so relaxed that he would have fallen off the couch, if I hadn’t caught him! lol

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  3. Joey

    April 29, 2017 at 3:01pm

    My cats would tell you that the sound of opening trash bags is akin to bear barks 😉
    Have you seen the video where the guy in the cat mask approaches his cats? HAHAHA!
    Ever since I read about that bear in southern Indiana, what was that, two summers ago? I am freaked out. I know, I live in the city… Seriously, will the bears cross 465? Am I even safe?!?

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    • Marian Allen

      April 30, 2017 at 8:16am

      I have NOT seen the guy in the cat mask! I’ll have to look for that! Yeah, that bear in southern Indiana came right through Corydon. We were all tracking it online, like, “He’s right behind the Cinema! OMG, he’s in Pauline’s back yard!” an’ stuff. Just don’t feed ’em or mess with ’em, and you’re safe. Just let them pass on through.

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      • Joey

        April 30, 2017 at 1:46pm

        I bring it to you 🙂


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        • Marian Allen

          April 30, 2017 at 2:12pm

          OMG–POOR KITTIES! How weird, that they were scared of a big cat! Seems like it would remind them of being kittens. !!!

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  4. Deborah

    April 29, 2017 at 8:47pm

    LOL! That’s a funny story. That coon huntin dog must have really been hoarse. I’m glad it wasn’t a bear. I’ve seen a few from a distance and that’s just the way I like it! 🙂

    We are far from bears where I live, but we do get an occasional mountain lion down here. I worry a bit about them when hiking, but so far have only seen a bobcat and coyotes. That works!

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    • Marian Allen

      April 30, 2017 at 8:18am

      Deborah, you make my blood run cold! Mountain lions, bobcats, and coyotes, oh, my! I’d hire an armed escort to get from the house to the car — which would be a Sherman tank! lol

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  5. A.C.Flory

    April 29, 2017 at 10:25pm

    We don’t get big, roaring type beasts down here, just the smaller, sneakier kind – like snakes and spiders and crocodiles. To be honest, this far south, we don’t get the crocs. or the worst of the poisonous snakes and spiders either…for which I am truly thankful. If we had bears, I’d be down there in the basement too, Tipper. 🙂

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    • Marian Allen

      April 30, 2017 at 9:19am

      Man, you guys are making my hair stand on end! I’d rather come face to face with a gang of bears wearing black leather jackets and sporting switchblades than snakes, spiders, and crocodiles!!!

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  6. Damyanti

    April 30, 2017 at 12:40am

    Relaxing is an art, and you seem to be much better than me, Tipper!

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    • Marian Allen

      April 30, 2017 at 9:20am

      He plays hard and he relaxes hard, Damy. I just had to catch him to keep him from rolling off the couch. lol

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  7. Kevin Foresman

    June 9, 2017 at 9:35pm

    That is hilarious… my feline friend Lilac loved the story too… I read it out loud. I think you have two new fans… meow!

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