Actually, what I mean here is pets that peeve us and each other. Puppies, cats, and birds can get up to some pretty creative mischief. I couldn’t call my editor the other day because some of her cats unplugged her phone. But that’s nothing, compared to what puppies can do to a phone.
Oh, well–it’s foolish, but it’s fun.
Okay, the raccoon in this video isn’t a pet; but he is having fun. Then there are the things that cats and dogs do that wouldn’t make any sense at all unless they had fun doing them. It argues for a high order of intelligence that is mostly inscrutable to humans.
Maybe they’re smarter than we are.
In their defense, the cats and dogs in this video have been tempted to be naughty, by humans who ought to know better.
My friend Jimmy had a large and poorly socialized iguana (not calm and friendly like my iguana). One day, showing off, he said, “Watch this!” He lifted the already kind of irritable big lizard up close to his face, stuck out his tongue, and blew a raspberry. Chomp. EEEYOW-WOW-WOW!!! I confess I found it quite amusing; but we were only twelve years old.
Fun for dogs and cats, that is. Not fun for you. You’ll have to clean it up.
These lamentable scenes cry out for some genius to invent a sure-fire way to protect our toilet paper. It would also be instructive to interview those persons who just stand around filming the activity instead of stopping it.
The little red dog and the empty roll, though–priceless.
Enough with the news, already! Let’s have something sane.
This cat and dog have a regular game going, and if I were their size, I’d want to join in.
I wonder if I could get them to play chess.
Here are dogs, a few goats, a mule, a monkey, and a cat all making strange noises. I would rather my pet didn’t sound like the climax of an Edgar Allan Poe story, but to each his own.
Clearly none of these cats has ever heard, “Let sleeping dogs lie.”
Isn’t it amazing, what dogs will put up with?
All right, enough of this heavy stuff. If I write one more word about you-know-who today, my brain will wither.
So… Music hath charms, eh? Let’s see if it charms these dogs and cats. All I know is, when I play my harmonica, my cats run away. It’s rather deflating, if the truth be known.
There’s something about a pug dog trying to act ferocious that just cries out not to be taken seriously.
But when cats are mad at each other, they make some sounds that it’s hard not to take seriously.