A Hiss Before Dying (Mrs. Murphy #26) by Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown are back chasing mystery with their unique circle of Southern sleuths. And though the changing colors of fall are a beauty to behold, this year the scattered leaves hide a grim surprise.
Autumn is in the air in the Blue Ridge Mountain community of Crozet, Virginia--and all the traditions of the changing seasons are under way. Mary Minor Harry Haristeen cleans her cupboards, her husband, Fair, prepares the horses for the shorter days ahead, and the clamorous barking of beagles signals the annual rabbit chase through the central Virginia hills. But the last thing the local beaglers and their hounds expect to flush out is a dead body.
Disturbingly, its the second corpse to turn up, after that of a missing truck driver too disfigured to identify. The deaths seem unrelated--until Harry picks up a trail of clues dating back to the states post-Revolutionary past.
The echoes of the Shot Heard Round the World pale in comparison to the dangerous shootout Harry narrowly escapes unscathed. Next time, it may be the killer who gets lucky. But not if Harrys furry friends Mrs. Murphy, Pewter, and Tucker can help it. Lending their sharp-nosed talents to the hunt, theyll help their mistress keep more lives from being lost--and right an injustice buried since the early days of Americas independence.
As feline collaborators go, you couldnt ask for better than Sneaky Pie Brown.--The New York Times Book Review
My cat meeting a new kitten.. She hisses and growls
Why Does My Cat... Hiss?
Discussion in ' Cat Behavior ' started by kristy , May 31, May 31, 1. I don't really believe in ghosts but have noticed my cats often stare at nothing. They look very frightened and freeze whilst staring into thin air. Its not day dreaming as they sometimes follow this invisible 'thing' around the room.
Adrienne is a certified dog trainer, former veterinary assistant, and the author of "Brain Training for Dogs. The most obvious physical causes of aggression in cats is pain. Having worked at an animal hospital, I have seen my fair share of aggressive cats. In many cases, the cats proved to be far more aggressive and damaging than dogs. As a veterinary assistant, you surely do not want to deal with a very angry cat. Fortunately, special restraint techniques make treatment possible, sometimes requiring the help of others.
I wish I could talk to animals because this is weird. Except our houseland is haunted lol. Insane barking and jumping back and forth at the door , hair on end. Checked inside and outside….. Yep, haunted. It was crazy.
What May Be Causing The Hissing
Picture a foreboding, hissing snake rising before you. In fact, it's believed that feline hissing is a form of protective mimicry — an animal mimics a more dangerous creature to protect itself if it feels threatened. When a cat channels his inner snake, he flattens his ears so that his head resembles the narrow head of a snake. At the same time, he exposes his fanglike teeth — adding some spit for good measure — while swishing his tail in a serpentine manner. Although this is normal and happens occasionally in all felines, a hissing cat should not be taken lightly. If your cat hisses a lot, especially when he's handled, it may indicate that he's in pain. So have your vet examine your kitty to rule out any underlying medical causes, such as arthritis or dental disease.