Meet Eva!

(hat tip – Eileen P)

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/21/1100442691/eva-the-hero-dog-beats-back-a-mountain-lion-that-attacked-her-owner-on-a-hike?utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR1yp0UKaXjw9PWviEZeawuobD3Qtv81GEPUv3hos-H5t7PSmI6u5XbQFqY

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9 Responses to “Meet Eva!”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:59 am on May 23rd, 2022

    Good day to all!
    Really glad that both parties involved survived, we mean human and canine.
    I think one thing a lot of people forget is that when we are in the wild we are in creatures habitats. We live in a suburb of Chattanooga Tennessee and we see turkeys,Golden Eagles, deer and coyotes all the time. We have even had black bear in our neighborhood.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:43 am on May 23rd, 2022

    Greetings!

    Eva you are amazing! So glad to hear that you and your human are both safe.

    Good Monday to all!

  3. B. Stover
    10:24 am on May 23rd, 2022

    Glad they are okay.

    Good day to all.

  4. Hobbit
    12:53 pm on May 23rd, 2022

    Hat tip to a Plunderer–our own Eileen. Good day all. I have been busy, busy, busy. Mr. Big is suffering through a young male foster kitty who wants to do zoomies in the house and who tries to play with Mr. Big. He doesn’t seem to care that Mr. Big is the alpha of the household. Kitty has even been known to butt in on Mr. Big’s eating. There have been no fights and the growling and hissing seems to have stopped. Maybe Mr. Big is ok with having a friend???

  5. Herd of Hounds
    3:10 pm on May 23rd, 2022

    Either that or he is mellowing with age!

  6. mlaiuppa
    4:33 pm on May 23rd, 2022

    Well, it’s a good thing Mr. Big seems to be teaching the kitten some manners. After all, that’s what fostering is for.

    I’ve been watching a loose clouder on my front porch security cam for a few weeks. It started with an orange tabby or ginger, usually in the evenings when the resolution is low. I did spot him one or twice in the day fleetingly so know the color. Not emaciated (none of them are) but not sure if they are roaming or feral. Next I spotted a black one that seems to be pretty regular. Not sure if he lives next door or close by or what. Also a fairly healthy weight. Slim not thin. He actually came by while I was sitting on the porch reading mail, stopped and looked at me over his shoulder (green eyes) and then went out the front gate. Then today I spot a new one, gray this time with possible stripes. This bold fellow looks right at the camera, although he is likely judging the distance to the top of the parcel box. That seems to be his preference. Up there and then standing on my porch railing which is rather wide as it is a wall rather than a rail. That makes three. I have no idea why my front yard is suddenly a cat magnet. There is nothing there for them and I’m sure they can both smell the dogs and hear Diana barking.

    I followed the story or brave Eva. Even found the video of her going home. She is such a lucky girl her injuries weren’t severe enough to be life threatening or have lasting impact. A punctured sinus is no joke and the cat could have easily hit her jugular.

    I live quite central in San Diego but we have open space throughout the city. We had a white deer in Mission Valley in the 60s. I won’t go into that tragic story. My parents on on a canyon and regularly get opossums, rabbits, gophers, snakes including rattle, squirrels, foxes, red tailed hawks and other birds and there is a pack of coyotes that lives in that area. We actually saw one at dusk on one of the walks with the dogs (when Ramses was still alive.)

    There have been a few mountain lion attacks in the area. One a hiker on Cowles Mountain, which is a pretty popular hike and another of some on a bicycle on another trail. I know they roam the open spaces and canyons in Los Angeles pretty regularly. There are some animals that shun humans and leave pretty quickly. The Horned Lizards and California Quail that lived at our house when my parents first bought it in 1960 left within a few years, but everything else has stayed. In fact, the coyotes moved IN to that area. Some animals are opportunistic. Some have a territory and do not do well being relocated (like bears) and some seem to thrive with humans, coyotes, skunks, squirrels, raccoons, opossums.

    Eva was both a brave girl and a lucky girl. And I have no doubt that should the situation present itself again, she wouldn’t hesitate to do the exact same thing.

    I just love dogs.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    5:12 pm on May 23rd, 2022

    Mlaiuppa, we didn’t mention the fox that comes to the back door. The raccoons, the possums, grey squirrels, ground squirrels and turtles. We have even had a grey wolf caught on camera. One day a woodchuck (or groundhog) visited the plants by the road.
    In Calif. coyotes were frequent visitors. This was in both Vista, CA and in Temecula, CA.
    Our critters have run of the fenced acre during daylight hours but after 11:00, they know they are in the house.

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on May 23rd, 2022

    Rabbits!…Me and my friend saw a rabbit out there eating the corn the birds dropped from the feeders…yeeep!…She says she has covered her seedlings in the front barrels with screens from the old windows that were replaced just recently…wheeze!…I hope this keeps mamma rabbits out!out!out!….sneeze!

  9. BooBear’s Mom
    11:15 pm on May 24th, 2022

    That was a brave dog and a brave owner. Both going above and beyond to protect the other.

    When I lived before moving here, I had all kinds of critters that I saw on my property. I always loved seeing them. Fed the deer corn, the raccoons and possums would eat any food the outside cats didn’t finish, along with a gray fox one time.

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