There’s something in here for everybody! My favorite is the sheep trying to herd the dogs. We’ve also got cats and dogs, birds and hamsters, a goat, and a tortoise who has, well, designs… on a flip-flop.
BTW, if you listen carefully, you will hear the turtle vocalizing. They said it couldn’t be done, but they were wrong.
Kids and pets have this on common: they’re both subject to the irrational whims of adults.
Marshall the bulldog hates his sweater. I know just how he feels. When I was 12 years old or so, my parents bought me this goofy fedora hat to wear to church. Boy, did I feel like a schmo! Every Sunday, I did my level best to lose the hat somewhere in church. My father kept finding it. This went on for months and months until I finally lost it somewhere he never thought to look. Happily, they did not replace it. I think they finally decided it just wasn’t worth the trouble.
Watch these people bedevil their cats and dogs with fancy, expensive, electronic and radio-controlled toys–and then try to tell yourself you don’t experience a thrill of deep satisfaction when the cat slams the noisy little helicopter to the floor with one sweep of his paw.
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.
Do babies learn from dogs, or dogs from babies? Here we see dogs imitating babies, and babies imitating dogs. Well, dogs are way better role models than some of the ones we pick up later in life: maybe babies are born with good sense. It would be so cool if they could talk to us! So many things I’d love to ask a baby… or a dog.
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.”)
Look how good and how careful these dogs are with these babies. Kind of makes you think maybe Romulus and Remus really could’ve been adopted by a mother wolf. Only nobody had video cameras in those days, so who can tell?
That’s what it says on Shakespeare’s tombstone; but he forgot that dogs can’t read.
Here are some dogs very busy moving bones to safe places, to be enjoyed later. All these places are indoors, which makes digging holes a problem. Watch how the dogs attempt to solve it.
Ever wonder what dogs or cats might do, if only they had hands? Maybe we’re better off not knowing.