I was walking dogs the other day and heard a "mew, mew!"
After looking around for a while I finally saw this...We have a big turnover in barn cats every year. The adults move on but not before leaving us with a batch of babies to take their place. Because we were gone most of the summer, the most recent batch of kittens didn't realize they shared this farm with humans and dogs.
This one apparently thought the front yard was a green light for kittens and was surprised when the dogs came out.Since none of her elders were coming to her rescue, I bent the branch down enough for her to escape.
She took a short breather in the grass,and then thought it would be safe to hide in the chicken house.
A proverbial "out of the frying pan and into the fire" is that choice.
Unless our chickens are sleeping, they beat the tar out of any cat in their coop.
After a short thrashing she managed to escape with her life.
THIS was not a good day.