Fatherhood isn’t really much of a big thing with dogs. But when they live with humans, and beget puppies in the humans’ house, male dogs get kind of roped into fatherhood–even with kittens, if no puppies are currently available. They seem to enjoy it, except for the part about a mob of puppies wanting to suckle whichever adult dog is on the scene. It’s not their cup of tea.
No one does joie de vivre better than a dog. Well, maybe a hamster on a really fast wheel… No, really, check these out. You can get pumped up just watching them. If it weren’t raining, I’d go out and chase a ball around the yard right now.
Cats and dogs are mammals. They’re smart. It won’t take them long to figure out what a baby is, if they’ve never met one before. That’s when the cuddling starts. The baby will figure it out pretty quickly, too. But that very first time–well, it’s natural to be a little skittish. Or just a bit excited.
Everybody knows cats love cardboard boxes. They also love to fight over them. But did you know dogs, bunnies, and goats love cardboard boxes, too? Especially when they’re full of shipping peanuts! (Not something I would ever allow!) Who needs expensive pet toys? Just put an empty box on the floor and watch the fun.
“There’s something you don’t see every day, Chauncey.”
“What’s that, Edgar?”
“Rabbit chasing a dog.”
And my question is, what does he do with it if he catches it?
P.S.–Can anyone remember what cartoon occasionally featured the above-cited Chauncey and Edgar? I could look it up, but first I want to sift my memory.
I’m impressed by the way these animals figure out how to use all these different dispensers designed for humans. They do everything but open the bottles.
And then there’s the parrot with his special water dance…
This little corgi truly, passionately wants the chicken to play with him. I’m sure I couldn’t resist it, but the chicken can. In fact, she’s downright irritated. I couldn’t get any sound with this video, but whatever noise they were making moves a duck to get in on the act. All they need now is Freddy the Pig.
This is sanity medicine, folks–just groove on the animals. All right, so somebody out there has a couple of giraffes as pets. And some large, aggressive mantises. But most of us make do with cats and dogs: it isn’t like they ever run out of tricks.
Try to figure out dogs. The dog does something wrong, he knows it’s wrong, he hides or whines, slinks, skulks, or practically shrivels up with shame when confronted–so why did he do it in the first place? Why bring a dead rat into the house? Why chew up Mommy’s shoe?
Cats really don’t much care what you think of them unrolling the toilet paper.
I was wondering why nobody viewed my cat video tonight. Then I realized I hadn’t posted it. Chalk it up to stress and really lousy weather.
Anyway, here you go, cats and dogs together. If you can’t cuddle, play!