Persistent Puppy

My family had a border collie pup. My iguana tried to make friends with her, but she kept running under the couch. (He’d always had such good luck with dogs…)

This border collie, though, is determined to play with the cat whether the cat wants to or not. Hat tip to the cat for not losing her temper.

Today’s Critter Video

(How’s that for an unimaginative headline? But I’m very tired just now. Too much rain today.)

In addition to providing love and companionship, our dogs and cats amuse us. They have reasons for the things they do, but those are closely guarded secrets.

Is It Love? (Cats & Dogs)

Enough thunder and lightning for one day! Here’s my critter video, a few hours early–couldn’t resist it.

Watch what the kitten has to do to get together with his friend, a puppy. And we have cats doing favor for dogs that maybe they shouldn’t do…

Coping with Machines (Cats & Dogs)

Living with humans means living with their freakin’ machines. Far be it from me to sneer at cats and dogs for not understanding electronic gizmos. I don’t, either. I remember the little toy tank I bought for Peep and Robbie… No, they didn’t like it!

 

Cats & Kittens Bugging Dogs

I guess a grown-up cat can take care of himself, but what about the tiny kittens in this video, launching attacks on dogs many times their size? Are these kamikaze kittens? Or do they just know the family dog won’t hurt them? (Never did get much play out of my turtles: they’re all business.)

Little Kitten, Big Dog

Look at the nice things domestication does with animals. Cozy-time with dog and kitten: nobody gets eaten, even though the kitten sticks his face right into the dog’s ear.

I wonder if you can domesticate humans.

Why Do They Chase Their Tails?

You didn’t think I was going to answer that, did you? It’s such a mystery! I mean, the pug who chases his tail in this video hasn’t got a prayer of catching it, does he? No more than a rabbit or a guinea pig.

Mice wash their tails, but never have to chase them.

Pets vs. Doodads

What are cats, dogs, or birds supposed to make of plastic things that act like they might be alive, but aren’t? How do you explain to a cockatoo that it’s only a battery-powered plastic bird?

I bought my cats a little toy tank to play with, and all it did was make them run away and hide.

‘Telephone Call for Mr. Cat…’

Can you believe it? They’ve got a cat here who answers the phone… although he can’t take a message.

Our cat Henry, if you were… shall we say “indisposed”?…when the phone rang, and you couldn’t answer it, would get very upset if you didn’t. And he’d let you know it, too.

Chicken-Hearted Dogs

The dogs in this video are terrified… of cats! Fie and for shame. Come to think of it, a chicken would probably have more gumption than most of these dogs.

But cats do seem to know which dogs they can pick on and which dogs’ll give them what-for if they try.