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Smart Pets & Stupid People

If you’re blessed, your dog or cat will protect your baby. This is not to be taken lightly. In this video you’ll see some dunderheads provoking their pets just to get a laugh on Youtube. It’d serve these jidrools right if they got bitten. But you’ll also see a heroic cat chasing a dog away from a toddler.

Anyway, this is a gift–and if you’ve got it, don’t waste it. And be thankful for it! Babies need protection.


Follow the Bouncing Goat

All of a sudden I’m feeling quite tired. Well, you should’ve seen me whip up that opening scene of my new book. Who knew I could write so fast?

I’m also feeling a little bit whimsical–and what better way to satisfy that than by watching some goats on trampolines? We know baby goats love to play, but some of these are full-grown and they’re still diggin’ it. I wish I could be out there with them. I mean, how hard can it be, to bounce around on a trampoline?


Cats & Dogs & Babies

I saw a sign in my doctor’s office that said that babies who interact with dogs and cats develop stronger immune systems than babies who don’t. So the cat licking the baby’s face, or the dog sniffing the baby’s ear–those are not bad things.

When I was still only three years old or so, I tried to change my baby brother’s diaper. I’d seen my mother do it; how hard could it be? All you’ve got to do is dump half a bottle of baby oil on him and then liberally coat him with baby powder. That’s when my mother came in and put a stop to it.

No cat or dog would ever do that to a human baby.


Cats Who Make the Best of Things

Cats are very smart–smart enough so that they try to understand things like printers, washing machines, and metronomes that can’t possibly have any relevance to them. In this they resemble human beings.

That’s why, when you watch a cat trying to figure something out, you can almost hear the wheels turning in his head.


A Passel of Possums

I had a baby possum once. I found him tooling around at the edge of the woods, he didn’t seem afraid of me, and so I brought him home and kept him in my room until my mother saw him and started screaming. Mothers don’t understand some things.

My wife had a possum in her house, too, before we met. Her possum had babies. Right there in the house. She didn’t throw them out!

I really don’t know what was wrong with my mother that day. Must’ve been something she ate.


Joie de Vivre, Baby Goat-Style

Baby goats never just walk anywhere, do they? Always running, jumping, and cavorting. I have always wanted to cavort, but never learned how.

As for the goat with the backyard trampoline–well, that’s a natural.


Cats Love Laundry Machines

I heard there was a cat aboard a submarine who learned how to fire the torpedoes–most embarrassing for the Navy.

Washers and dryers aren’t as good as a submarine, but cats do enjoy them. If only they’d actually do our laundry for us… I guess you haven’t lived until you’ve curled up on top of a washing machine going full-tilt.


Dogs & Bunnies: The Obstreporation

Betcha never thought you were ever gonna see that word in a headline, eh? But obstreporation is sort of what these dogs and bunnies do, once they get going.

Wait a minute. Dogs chase rabbits so they can eat them. Rabbits run away from dogs because they’re terrified of being eaten. But that’s not what’s going on here, is it?

Another glimpse into the Peaceable Kingdom, when it’s ready for us…


Cat Shows Baby Who’s Boss

There are a lot of videos of cats head-butting people, but this is the only one in which the cat is bigger than the human. It looks like he’s trying to convey some important lesson to the baby. Please note the baby doesn’t cry: the cat isn’t hurting him.

It only hurts when they butt your hand while you’re trying to do a crossword puzzle.


Cats Grapple with the Humans’ World

Some of these clips have appeared in other compilations, but they’re still funny. Especially the two cats trying to teach the treadmill who’s boss: the confounded thing just won’t learn its lesson.

A few of these cats tolerate being mildly and harmlessly teased by their humans: sometimes a cat will humor you. But don’t try any of those little tricks on your pet monitor lizard.


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