We Call It Puppy Love

C’mon, you’ve gotta love puppies! (Even mud puppies? Well, all right…)

Watch the puppy who has a whole roomful of toys strewn all over the floor–but only wants the one he can’t reach. We know some people like that, don’t we?

Last Man Standing… Is the Dog

Cats are famous for getting underfoot and tripping people; but as you’ll see from this video, dogs, too, possess that gift. (I keep wanting to liken this to certain judo techniques, but I don’t know if anybody here goes in for that.)

Dog Marooned on Bed

The human’s bedroom is such a shambles that the dog can’t summon up the courage to get down from the bed. I mean, all this woman didn’t do was tear up a bunch of toilet paper and rip open the pillows. Such an example to set for her dog!

Dogs Get Confused

I love dogs. They’ve got to make the best of a world designed by and for humans, and it gets confusing! Stuffed animals–what the hell, you mean they aren’t real? Plus there’s a pineapple lurking over yonder… you’ll see what I mean.

Scaredy-Cats

Cats get spooked by the darnedest things. Banana peels, a bunny, stuffed toys, toasters–our Robbie is (I blush to say it) afraid of shoelaces… and my writer’s chair.

We laugh at their reactions; but out there in Natureland, those backward leaps might save a cat’s life. After all, they’ve only got nine of them.

Chicken-Hearted Dogs

The dogs in this video are terrified… of cats! Fie and for shame. Come to think of it, a chicken would probably have more gumption than most of these dogs.

But cats do seem to know which dogs they can pick on and which dogs’ll give them what-for if they try.

Naughty Cats

My, there are a lot of naughty cats out there! A long with a lot of silly humans who are really just asking for it.

Robbie wouldn’t let me make the bed today; but at least she doesn’t knock things off shelves just to see them fall.

Byron’s TV Listings, Sept. 24

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Yo-ho-ho, Byron the Quokka here with a weekend of spectacular TV! Here’s a little sample of what we’ve got lined up for you.

6:15 P.M.  Ch. 55  NIGHTLY GNUS–(Don’t ask)

Everything you want to know about wildebeests! Anchored by Jimmy Fraud–the absolute low point in his career. You don’t know what torment is until you’ve seen a journalist try to interview a gnu!

6:30 P.M.  Ch. 08  ALL ALONE AT THE MOVIES–Movie reviews

How about those movies that no one gets to see before they’re pulled out of circulation? Movies like Buccaneers vs. Sea Monkeys. Or The June Taylor Dancers Visit the Tomb of Svashnach the Terrible. Your hosts, Joe Collidge and Greta Thunberg, have seen ’em all!

Ch. 21  THE TWADDLERS–Sitcom with metaphysical overtones

Suddenly the Twaddlers have an extra grandpa (Felipe Alou) hiding in the closet! While Spurius (Gabby Hayes) frantically checks the family tree, Flotsam (Heather Locklear) tries to make borscht for the third grandpa before he carries out his threat to speak The Deplorable Word. King Edward III: Art Carney. The Other King Edward: Warren Oates.

7 P.M.  Ch. 16  MOVIE–Really stupid ‘Moby Dick’ wannabe

“Gimme That There Harpoon, Matey!” (Greek, 1951) was the movie that made star Otto Fungus’ career… as a bricklayer. Shot his acting career right down at once. Fungus plays Captain Jehoahaz, the fanatic who pursues a small dogfish called Roscoe but can’t catch him because, well, all dogfish tend to look like. A one-armed man (Barry Manilow) obsessively pursues Cap. Jehoahaz. Song: “Don’t Step on My Coccyx.”

Ch. 35  YOU BET YOUR LASSO!–Western drama/Game show

Before there was any technology to support such a venture, Popstone Studios introduced this “interactive Western.” Audience members were challenged to write letters to the producers suggesting where the plot should go next, and any viewer whose suggestion was used got to guest-star in that episode–usually as Marshall Pete Bazooka’s easily dispensable deputy. He also got some luggage, and a special lunch box with a secret compartment.

Well! I’ll be flabbergasted if these shows don’t give you a whole new perspective on something or other. Make sure you have plenty of nice leaves to munch!

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(Fig leaves are good for something besides you-know-what!)

Cats Helps Make the Bed

Our little Robbie must be feeling better, because lately she’s decided to get involved when I make the bed. She jumps onto the bed and hunkers down on whatever major wrinkles I’m trying to straighten out. She doesn’t go all combative, like this cat does; but boy! is she stubborn.

The Squirrel Wants to Play

If you watch squirrels in your yard, you know how playful they are. A broken twig will serve as a toy, if there’s no other squirrel to play with.

Here’s a pet squirrel pulling out all the stops to get the family cat to play tag with him. I don’t think the cat is up to it.