Sunday, August 25, 2013

#BarkWorld Day 3: Flat Katie & Waffles' Narrow Escape From Giant Attack Dog

Atlanta, Georgia
Associated Cat Press

An unidentified giant dog is reportedly behind a near fatal attack on two flat cats at the BarkWorld Social Media & Blogger Conference in Atlanta, GA.  The unprovoked attack took place mid-afternoon, Saturday, while bloggers were enjoying peach cobbler snacks. It is not known whether the crazed dog had gotten into the sticky dessert or if it played a role in vicious confrontation.

The victims are identified as Flat Katie & Waffles from the GLOGIRLY cat blog in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to onlookers, the flat cats were minding their own business during a snack break when the large dog unexpectedly stormed the cats.

Eyewitness to the attack
Eyewitness describes scene as terrifying.

"The dog was gigantic. He was going after the orange one...the orange Flat Cat.  The orange flat cat was helpless. He couldn't fight back, he couldn't even meow for help. And the black and white flat cat just sat there frozen, eyes wide open. It was terrifying."





WARNING: The following image is graphic and not suitable for kittens.
It is believed the giant monster dog grabbed Flat Waffles and threw him to the floor. The attack continued as the dog sniffed and pawed at the victim. Numerous eyewitnesses have reported horrifying growling noises believed to be those of the perpetrator.

Shortly thereafter, the still unidentified dog turned his attention to the other flat cat. As the altercation escalated, a good samaritan sprung into action, rescuing the flat cats before any permanent injuries could be inflicted. Reports indicate that the dog fled before the authorities could contain the scene. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information as to the identity or whereabouts of the giant attack dog should leave a comment below.

Flat Katie & Waffles are scheduled to return to Minneapolis today, Sunday, and have been cleared by their flat doctor to fly. They could not be reached comment.





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Check back...we'll be sharing more exciting news and recaps from the conference.



32 comments:

Victoria Henderson said...

OH THE CATMANITY!!
~Vicat

Patty Woodland said...

Oh noes! Waffles is a Pizzelle!

edie said...

I'm glad no one was hurt. Does the flat doctor charge a flat rate? ;)

Ann Staub said...

MOL glad they can return home in one piece.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human lost track of the story after the words "peach cobbler" - apparently she missed that!

The Kitties of Purring Pines said...

OMC!!! We're glad no one was injured & all can return home! Was that a flat v-e-t?!? Sounds scary! Have a safe trip.

speedyrabbit said...

oh no you poor things,come home safe,xx Speedy

Simba said...

Will long term flat therapy be needed?

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

I think the dog just wanted to be blog friends with u and was trying to be friends and sniff butts with the Flats, apparantly he couldn't find the Flats butts.

Sushi said...

good thing there was a witness. poor flat waffles and flat katie.

Nicola Carpenter said...

Goodness, what a harrowing experience. We were traumatised just reading about it.

The Paw Relations

Christina McNeair said...

Poor flat waffles and flat Katie. I would have jumped to the rescue if I had seen it.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're relieved to hear that the flat doctor cleared them to fly home. Actually, we're relieved to hear that there are flat doctors. Do flat doctors use cellophane tape instead of stitches?

The Island Cats said...

OMC! There may not have been any physical damage, but Flat Katie and Flat Waffles will definitely need some counseling after that!

The Florida Furkids said...

Yikes.....that had to be very scary!! We're glad the Flat Vet cleared them for flying so they could go home. We agree with the others, Flat Therapy might be needed.

The Florida Furkids

Kitties Blue said...

We are wondering if Flat Waffles might have been the instigator in this brouhaha. He can be a bit of a pest as wel all know. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty may, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Cherry City Kitties said...

Do we think this vicious savage may have mistaken flat Waffles for REAL waffles? Was he wearing his Maple for Mancats Cologne?

Alice Marie said...

Did someone say peach cobbler??

Katnip Lounge said...

It's a well known fact that Woofzillas are enraged by the scent of stone fruits.

Amelia Hughes said...

LOL! And I think Katie should start calling Waffles "peach cobbler"...

Eileen said...

OMC we is so happy to know the flat Waffle and Katie survived the attack! That must have been furry scary.

Safe travels home.

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Nerissa said...

OH MY MOUSES!

Katie... Waffles... you okay?

What a thing to happen. You need help? You need me to come rescue your flat counterparts?

Peepers! Prepare the teleportation device!

Just say yes and I'll be right over.

Purrs,
Nissy

Terri said...

We think the doggy just wanted to play with the sticks ;)

Nature by Dawn said...

LOL! So the flat cats survived the fatal attack, huh? Media sensation at its best. Since the culprit got away, I hope everyone is being extra wary and is wearing protection (boots to prevent the ankles). :D

Austin Towers said...

The Daily Catnip will pay large kibbles for that story!!

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Goodness,
incredibly scarifying!

Brian said...

I just knew Flat me should have kept a closer paw on Waffles!

Cathy Keisha said...

This is funny. Laugh out loud funny. I could have written this if Plush Me wasn't sitting at home on the bed out of harm's way. I hope you're going to see Flat Doctor in MN when you get back.

Derby, Ducky said...

Some woofies just can't control themselves. Unacceptable.

Oui Oui said...

We are just thankful the monster dog didn't raise his leg! What a puddle that would have been!

onespoiledcat said...

You just plain can't trust those barky things. Never!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy

Kjelle Bus said...

OMC !
But I´m glad that the woofie monster didn´t pee on you :)