A Black Cat called Panther

Last Update: February 28, 2021

Hello everyone, my name is Panther, and my owner is Yvonne. She is a member of Wealthy Affiliate.

I am resting at the moment from helping out researching and typing Yvonne's next Blog. She talks to me a lot about it; thank goodness it's nearly finished. Then we can all go back to watching a movie in bed on her iPhone.

I like cuddling up to Yvonne; she is warm and not afraid of my black look. When she took the photo of me, I was trying to get some sleep. So I did a big Meow for the camera. I'm saying, Hello.

When we are not busy with work and Wealthy Affiliate I will catch a rabbit or a rat. I don't eat them I bring them home for the dogs to eat. They don't bring anything home for dinner.

One day I caught a big rat and carried it home, and I dropped it in front of the dogs; they looked at it, looked at me. I don't think they liked getting a rat for dinner; I know Yvonne didn't, but instead of getting a scolding, she said, good boy Panther, job well done, here have some cat biscuits.

I'll tell you a little story about me. I was born in Alice Springs, during the big mouse plague between South Australia and the Northern Territory. My mum taught my sister and me how to kill mice in a caravan repair shop. They also used to sell food, packet chips, sweets, rice, and lots more lovely human food.

Before we were old enough, mum did all the catching of mice. The mice one day ate through a whole stand full of Smith Chips. Mum could not keep up with the task independently, so she started training us as soon as we were old enough. We finally got all of them, or they moved on.

I have a sister called Lily, and we together travelled from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek; we lived in Tennant for two years. Then we crossed the Queensland border to Rockhampton. We were there for twelve months. Then we travelled down the east coast to Newcastle and stayed with Stuart's mum. She was very ill. Us animals lived downstairs under the house. Lily and I were kept busy eradicating mice and rats around the area.

After 12 months in Newcastle, we travelled to South Australia. We have been here for five years. Everyone here has cats. They help keep the mice away from the grain. Most of them live in sheds where the bales are stored for the sheep and cattle.

That's the story of me. I wish you all success at Wealthy Affiliate.

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Jesusfan Premium
Yvonne, I love this story of Panther! What a very interesting life he has lived. Our first cat, Alfie, looked just like Panther, but Alfie lived a very boring life. He didn't catch a single mouse that I know of and only lived in two places, 20 miles apart.

Thanks for bringing a smile to my face today!
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YvonneBray Premium
Thank you for responding to the Plog about Panther. He is loving hearing all the comments. He is a big WA Fan, when he is not sleeping,
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CarolMeador Premium
Hello, Panther. HDHPrincess Leia Lab here, but you can call me Leia. I used to have a cat named George, but he couldn't move with us when Mom sold the house and moved to an apartment. Now he lives on top of a mountain with 5 dogs. He's an only child cat now. The lady who adopted him from Mom takes him for rides in the car with the 5 dogs. They all ride in crates to be safe in the car, and George just loves it. He thinks he's another one of the dogs. Even follows the nice lady when she takes his doggy siblings on walks. See you around, Panther!
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YvonneBray Premium
That is so sweet, and it's amazing how many of you have cats or had one at one time or another. Cats and dogs can get along really well. When I go for walks, Lily and Panther do follow when the mood takes them. Thanks for stopping by and for such a lovely story.
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CarolMeador Premium
You're welcome, Yvonne.
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Christorv Premium Plus
That reminded me immediately of the black panther- I dont mind him showing up any time in my sphere 😊

So I know of wing man chance, Tig Tig, etc- now we have Panther the black cat- what a smile and a good tale, tell us more 🤣
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YvonneBray Premium
Panther just arrived home and is sitting in his box watching me type. It's amazing the attention to detail he has watched my fingers click the keys.
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FKelso Premium
You have a good story, Black Cat called Panther. I am happy for you that you and your human get on so well.

In Kodiak, I had two black cats and a large dog. One day one of the cats caught a rat and brought it to the yard. The dog had a friend visiting, and my cat gave them the rat. He was not at all interested in eating it.

The two dogs played with it for a while, tossing it around, but the rat got away. Never fear! Black cat is still here! He ran after the rat, caught it again, and gave it back to the dogs.

This time they killed it. Good cat! Good to be so patient with those galumphing dogs. Sweet of him to catch it a second time.
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YvonneBray Premium
Thank you Fran for a lovely story. Panther is asleep still. I will relate your story to him, he’ll love it.
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jimcaldy Premium
We were getting bags of grain out of the so-called mouse-proofed barn. Old Ginger our battle-scarred tomcat was helping us. He was so quick catching and eating the mice. I counted as we worked, he had eaten thirteen mice. he had one in his mouth and one in each hand holding them down. He carefully jumped down from the shed we were loading the truck from with seed grain to sow. He walked slowly to the house with his tummy dragging on the ground with one mouse held by his teeth..
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YvonneBray Premium
Wow. Well done Tomcat! Cats are fast. Mine like to play with them before killing them. If the cats don’t kill em the snakes will. Thanks for sharing your story. Much appreciated.
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