Cats and dogs are mammals. They’re smart. It won’t take them long to figure out what a baby is, if they’ve never met one before. That’s when the cuddling starts. The baby will figure it out pretty quickly, too. But that very first time–well, it’s natural to be a little skittish. Or just a bit excited.
As I run back and forth between computers to try to get this simple job done, of posting a video, because first there are problems on this machine, and then on that one, I can’t help wishing I could just take a nap instead. Problems caused by updates. Huzzah.
Anyway, here are some cats, some of them going out of their way to pick on dogs, but all of them with one thing in common: you can practically see the wheels turning, inside their heads. And yet you never know what a cat is going to do. This we humans have in common with dogs.
This is sanity medicine, folks–just groove on the animals. All right, so somebody out there has a couple of giraffes as pets. And some large, aggressive mantises. But most of us make do with cats and dogs: it isn’t like they ever run out of tricks.
I was wondering why nobody viewed my cat video tonight. Then I realized I hadn’t posted it. Chalk it up to stress and really lousy weather.
Anyway, here you go, cats and dogs together. If you can’t cuddle, play!
I wish I could roll around on the floor with some puppies and kittens. They know how to have fun! They also remind us that God has a lot better stuff reserved for us than the worldly muck that we come up with. In fact, they show us that even this fallen world has more to offer than a lot of the business we’ve got our noses pressed into.
WARNING: You’re gonna fall in love.
How can you tell they’re not hurting each other, when they do this stuff? Hint: the puppy yawns as the kitten chews his leg; the kitten almost falls asleep as the puppy gnaws his ear.
“I will not have this water bottle up here, no matter how many times you put it back.”
“I will knock you over and run on your face.”
“Stop reading that stupid book and pet me!”
All of the cats and dogs and goats (plus one raccoon!) in this video have their own ideas of what they and their humans ought to be doing: some good ideas, and some not so good.
Playing with the kittens, playing with the adult cats, helping the mommy cat care for her newborns–does this German shepherd know she’s not a cat, but a dog? (Please ignore the cameo appearance by the raccoon. I think Violet Crepuscular wrote him in.) That such a big dog can be so gentle…
As a boy I was scared of German shepherds. My Uncle Ferdie had one, and I was convinced the dog wanted to eat me. Uncle Ferdie also had a houseful of little girls, none of whom got eaten. Eventually I learned the dog was excited because company came, and just wanted to play. So we made friends.
Enough Sturm und Drang already! Here are some dogs and cats with their heads on straight–also, I strongly suspect, a tiny peek into what God intends for us, once He restores and regenerates His creation.
Excuse me, I want to go grab me a cat…
P.S.–Videos of animals sleeping strongly resemble still photos of animals sleeping.
And here I am, remembering to post the video after I select it and load it. But I’d best not brag, just in case I suddenly discover I’ve forgotten something else.
Isn’t it amazing, how gentle most of these dogs are with cats who are just a fraction of their size? You will not I said “most,” not “all.” There really are moments in these relationships when the cat has a duty to assert his dominance.