I won’t say I’ve ever caught Robbie or Peep lighting up one of my cigars–mostly because they don’t have opposable thumbs. But I will say you can’t really understand cats or dogs until you realize that these are not toys but actual personalities–persons, if you will–that are apart from yours; that a cat or dog has his own agenda which is not necessarily or even likely yours; and that if they love you, they’re sincere.
But they can also use hammocks or tuck themselves into bed.
Imagine you’re a little white puppy confronted by a fierce, untamed carrot. Would you be up to the challenge? Would you be able to show that carrot who’s boss? As humans, we can always threaten the carrot with boiling or shredding; but a puppy doesn’t have those options. All he can do is–well, you’ll see.
Let’s see, kittens and puppies who are just so sleepy, they can’t help toppling over… Gee, I wonder what would happen if you were real, real tired when you played this video, getting kind of groggy, and you sat there and watched these babiesssss……zzzzzzzzz
I know a few dogs who really like those little wading pools, especially on a really hot day. Gus the bulldog likes his wading pool so much, he wants to set it up indoors. No, he doesn’t need any human help for this. Probably it’s the humans who wind up needing help.
Do you like watching dogs and cats dream? Funny, isn’t it? I guess their dreams are very real to them, if they try to act them out while sleeping.
Anyhoo, the dog and cat are sound asleep on the sofa… and then the dog has a dream… and see what happens.
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.
Can’t a body get any sleep around here? If it isn’t some cat jumping on your head, it’s a cuss’t parakeet sticking his beak in your mouth. Or some crazy dog running all over the bed. The only thing missing is some loud-mouth salesman asking for Carl LaFong.