All right, how do they do it? Cats and dogs–they’re wizards at the old shell game. If they were ever allowed to play it for money, you could take your pet to New York and make a fortune–until somebody came along and made you disappear.
But really–are our pets that much cleverer than us?
P.S.–We are having an inexplicable plague of flies this evening. And the cats just sit there and watch. This will definitely be considered the next time they ask for a raise.
This husky, blamelessly trying to enjoy a nap on the couch, deserves applause for being sort of a poster-dog for I Corinthians 13. If love is truly longsuffering, then this is love. And the cat using the dog for a cushion looks startlingly like one of my cats.
There was a husky named Buttons in my neighborhood, back in the Bronze Age, who frequently slipped his chain and ran around biting people. The cat who tried to cozy up to Buttons would not be long for this world.
We’re used to cats and dogs boldly hunting insects. Our cat Buster used to gobble up these huge nursery web spiders that wandered in from outside: most sickening sight.
But the dogs and cats in this video are made of softer stuff. Then again, really big bugs are kind of scary, aren’t they?
You’ve got these two different species living in a home designed for and owned by yet a third species, and somehow it all works out. Well, more or less works out. This video captures some of the not-so-smooth moments. When everybody’s awake.
Here are some cats and dogs–and a couple of very naughty birds, too–who definitely got up on the wrong side of the bed. And to think that my iguana in 17 years was never crabby! But oh, those cranky cats, dour dogs, and boisterous birds! When our cat Robbie is feeling cranky, she hits us. We’ve both had words with her about it, but that seems to do no good.
So you’re the only cat in a roomful of dogs–sound familiar?–and this corgi just keeps giving you the business. What to do? You try to be a nice guy about it, and where does that get you? You try to ignore him, but he’s too stupid to realize you’re ignoring him. Only one thing left to do…
Cats and dogs can’t play bugles, but they don’t lack for ingenuity when they want to wake you up. Parakeets get in on the act, too.
One thing your pet turtle never bothers to do is to try to wake you up. Our cat Buster used to sit on the pillow by your head and bat the shade–bat-bat-bat– either until you were ready to scream, or, on rare occasions, the shade flew all the way up with a rattle and a bang.
Yeah, that’ll get you up.
One thing you can’t get your pet lizard or turtle to do is to make funny faces. For that you need a cat or a dog. Hey, we’ll throw in a bunny and a goat, too. But if your pets played poker, your lizard would have a big edge over your dog. Dogs just can’t play cards at all.
Okay–who’s having the most fun in this video? I think it’s the hamsters. They’re certainly burning the most calories. This from a man who just had White Castles for supper. Anyway, we humans can have fun watching our pets have fun.
Okay, I think I’ve got it figured out. Cats will attempt to do the improbable, and sometimes succeed. Dogs will attempt to do the impossible, and seem not to care whether they succeed or not. And birds like to show off.
You’ve gotta love the God who created thee. (Gee, I meant to write “these,” but somehow it comes out better as “thee.”)