Cats as Furniture

There is a body of thought among dogs that cats make nice furniture to sit on. It has not won much favor among cats. If you have both, you’ve probably seen this behavior. If you have a hedgehog instead of a cat, you probably won’t see your dog sit on it.

Why do dogs do this? Aristotle, when asked that very same question once, made a very unconvincing answer. No other philosopher has even tried.

9 comments on “Cats as Furniture

    1. Oh, I agree. I’m certain that a dog whose backside was treated to the ministrations of some razor sharp claws would think twice before sitting on another cat. 🙂

  1. My dogs will sit on the kids like that if they’re on the floor, but the cats would never tolerate it! My almost 19 yr old cat will walk across the dogs like they’re stepping stones, and they take it. Old and frail as she is getting, they are still terrified of her. She’s the Queen 🙂

    1. I do try, but I doubt I can take credit. She must have really good genes. 🙂 Sadly, we just lost one of our cats a few weeks ago to liver and kidney failure, and she was only 12.

  2. Wow, that is old for cats. I have a friend who has a 20 year old cat. That cat has been pampered all of her life, never had kittens, just been queen of the house all that time.

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