A Cat, a Dog, and Tuna

The cat is sound asleep upstairs, in the bedroom, so it shouldn’t be a problem for you to go downstairs to the kitchen and make yourself some lunch–a procedure which involves opening a can of tuna. The dog watches intently, but doesn’t rat you out.

“Click” goes the can opener–and “thump” goes the cat as she jumps down to the floor.

For animals that do such a convincing impression of deafness, cats have remarkably sharp hearing!

Does Your Pet Roomba?

One of the dogs in this video has a very peculiar reaction to the roomba. I wonder where he learned it.

Anyhow, this video proves that animals are individuals, just like us, and each has his own way of dealing with the roomba.

Dogs and Cats Meet Dragons

Lizards aren’t mammals. Dogs and cats are. They’re very different sorts of animals, and their interactions together can be tricky. My iguana, for one, had a cat and a dog for friends: all three used to cuddle up together. I’m guessing that was kind of unusual.

All the lizards in this video are bearded dragons. When they puff out the “beard” under their jaws, or bob their heads up and down, they’re annoyed and those are signals–which the cats and dogs ignore. They’re lucky they didn’t get bitten–although the lizards probably know that once they bite the other animal, the die is cast. So they exercise an admirable restraint.

P.S.–The squirrel would’ve gotten it but good, had the window been open.

Cat Bugs Husky

Wow, look at that. I’ve just expressed a complete thought simply by listing three different animals. Is there no limit to what I can accomplish as a writer?

Cats usually behave like this because they want something. It this case, we don’t know what the cat wants. I suspect the dog does, but has no intention of granting the cat’s wishes.

The secret lives of our pets: we’ll never know what’s going on in there.

Dog Busts Thieving Cat

It’s not nice to eat your housemate’s dog food. Especially if your housemate is a dog. But that’s just what this cat sets out to do–and the dog isn’t going to allow it. I didn’t anticipate his solution to the problem.

Amazing false fact: Ancient Egyptians were still living in Texas as late as 1940.

Puppies, Kittens, and Pure Crazy

It never fails to make me smile, seeing a kitten run sideways with his tail all puffed up. My cats have outgrown that, more’s the pity.

You can’t stay mad or sad while watching puppies and kittens try to deal with mirrors. I do hope they quickly learn not to run full-tilt directly into the mirror. I’m glad the music drowns out that little “clunk!” sound.

Little Dog, Little Cat, Big Chuckle

The little white dog wants to play. Apparently the cat does not. How do you get the cat cranked up to play. (Hint: You don’t. Cats don’t do what they don’t want to do.)

No silly animals were hurt in the making of this video. (The cat was afraid of looking silly, but the dog simply didn’t care.)

Sanity Break: One Hyper Dog

This is one of my all-time favorite videos, and I kind of need it now: the nooze is getting to me.

Watch the cat tap the dog, and then watch the dog go positively hyper. The cat doesn’t know what to make of it. Who says a dog can’t confuse a cat?

Kittens & Puppies: The Saga Continues!

Okay, there is no Icelandic saga dealing with kittens and puppies. But if there were, it’d look exactly like this video. Trust me, I’m an expert.

Fascinating False Fact: Genghis Khan was once chased up a tree by a kitten.

The World’s Most Ambitious Dog (Among Others)

You’ve got to hand it to anyone who thinks he can run up an iced sliding board! I’d like to see any of you try. And no, having four legs instead of two doesn’t make any difference.

Here are lots of dogs and cats slipping and sliding on the ice. If I had some around here, I’d be doing it, too.