A Public Service to Dogs

When you’re a dog, and the cat takes your bed, do you just laugh it off or take action instead?

As a public service to exasperated dogs, I offer the following solution. Just find a cardboard box and drag it into plain sight. Sooner or later the cat will just have to get up and get into the box. The dog can have the dog bed back and everyone’ll be happy.

Nudes Battle for Berth on Bed!

There is no cause for alarm. I am merely trying to amass clicks. Once I’ve mastered the art, I’ll apply for a job with the Sacramento Bee, where the more clicks you get, the higher your pay. Please note that I haven’t actually told a lie: both the cat and the dog are in the nude. And they’re quarreling over a spot on a bed.

I probably should have taken care to falsify something, as I re-learn how to be a journalist.

Pit Bull Dotes on Kitten

I don’t want to hear that stuff about big bad savage pit bulls. Look at this great big dog playing so gently with the little tiny kitten. In fact, we’ve had this very thing in our own family: Georgia’s pit bull stepping up as a mommy to their rescue kitten.

If only we could learn to be good as easily as dogs and cats learn to be good…

Wakey-Wakey!

If my wife woke me in the morning by biting me, I’d consider that rather rude. But cats and dogs are bound by no such conventions. Neither are parakeets, for that matter. Hey, when your cat or your dog or your parakeet wants to wake somebody, they’ll do whatever it takes.

A Kitten’s Tale of a Tail

If courage and determination count for anything, this kitten’s going to go places. Like, to the vet’s.

Here’s a question for you. Do dogs wag their tails on purpose, or is it something that they just can’t help doing when they’re happy?

Maybe that’s what the kitten’s trying to find out.

Cats & Dogs… with Turtles

My box turtles used to annoy out family dog, Rags, by helping themselves to his dog food. What could he do? They completely ignored his most strenuous objections. In truth, there’s very little that a dog or a cat can do to a box turtle. The turtle holds all the cards.

Going by my experience with turtles, in most of these videos, the turtles have unfriendly intentions and the cats and dogs know it. But there is one apparent meeting of the minds that might have blossomed into friendship…

Will This Cat Run Out of Milk?

It’s not unknown for a mother cat to adopt and raise puppies–but at the same time as her full litter of kittens? Isn’t that asking rather a lot?

It reminds me of a mouse I had, named Sleepy, who had an enormous litter of babies who simply refused to be weaned. They’d mob her and wind up carrying her around as they nursed her. She soon realized that the only thing she could do was jump on top of the water bottle, out of their reach, and chatter at them angrily.

This cat needs to do that, too.

There Are Old Cats, and Bold Cats…

My brother had a German shepherd that had jaws like an alligator’s–two bites and the cat is gone–but also a benign, laid-back personality. But how does the cat know that the German shepherd in this video won’t eat him? “I think I’ll jump on his face while he’s trying to relax. That’ll be fun!” Where do cats get these notions–and why do they always turn out to be right?

Then again, we don’t get to see the cats who were wrong.

 

Cats and Dogzzzzz…..

I’m tuckered out, and this video just about finished the job. Y’know, I can’t get my two cats to sleep together–and they were womb-mates. I don’t understand them. My lizards used to sleep together; why not the cats? Are they waiting for me to get a dog?

But some cozy cats and dogs are here in the video. Maybe they’re just actors.

Cats & Dogs & Whose Bed Is It, Anyway?

I think it’s so funny when a cat steals a dog’s bed and then completely ignores the dog’s best efforts to get it back. I’m sure they do that just to drive the poor dogs crazy.

But there are still a few dogs smart enough to figure out that if they sit on the cat, the cat’ll go away.