Not-so-Peaceful Coexistence

Those howling huskies give me a whole new appreciation of lizards and turtles as pets.

Anyway, it’s nice when all your pets get along, but it’s not something you can count on all the time. Our two cats would cheerfully murder each other, although they will close ranks if a moth or spider threatens them. They may believe they’re protecting us.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

8 responses to “Not-so-Peaceful Coexistence

  • Unknowable

    “Our two cats would cheerfully murder each other, although they will close ranks if a moth or spider threatens them.”

    I thin most of that is just for bluff, For the last few days, I’ve been spending a lot of time with a certain Siamese and she has made some pretty scary moves, but when she actually captures my hand, she just licks it. All sizzle, no steak. 🙂


  • Erlene Talbott

    The pets in the video were acting like spoiled brats. I have had animals like that. The two Siamese we once had fought over the favorite spot on our bed, over who was going to get the most chow, who could join me in the bath tub, etc. Only when confronted by the neighbor’s dog did they
    team up together, and they were a formidable team in that situation.


  • Erlene Talbott

    They did from time to time. They were so jealous of one another that if one was standing on the side of the tub, the other one would harass him until one or the other would fall in. Once in the tub, they seemed to like it
    fine. Strange, I know, but that was what they did.


    • Unknowable

      Cats have a strange relationship with water and I think that Siamese are even more fascinated by water than most cats. My little Siamese loves to drink from faucets, despite having a 24x7x365 fountain with charcoal filtered running water. (No, I’m not kidding. I wish I were, but I’m not.) 🙂 When I first got her, she would venture into the shower, but beat a hasty retreat as soon as a few drops of water saturated her dignity. I’m not much of a bath guy, these days, having a very uncomfortable bathtub, but I should try a bath, sometime, and see how she reacts.


  • thewhiterabbit2016

    As I pulled into the Walmart parking lot recently with my wife riding shotgun, and I saw a home-made sign that said “Husky for sale.” I immediately distracted my wife to look the other way because I know she would say she wanted one (and it wasn’t Christmas Day yet).


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