Dogs crave our approval, and it’s obvious they understand when they’re being rebuked, however mildly. Yes, they’re smart: you’d almost swear they speak English. So then why aren’t they smart enough not to make a shambles of your living room? That’s one for the Durants. Meanwhile, you never have this problem with a pet turtle.
Please excuse the headline. I was only trying to make it punchier.
In certain bait shops they’ll sell you a little brown paper bag full of live fiddler crabs. What they don’t sell you is instructions on how to handle them. The crabs are in constant motion (who can blame them?), trying to escape. Somehow the kittens in this video reminded me of those crabs. Only fuzzier.
Cat vs. mailman–they’re evenly matched. Both are determined to have their way with the mail. Neither will give up. The only thing certain is that the intended recipient of the mail will have to stand in line: the cat gets the mail before you do.
I had a couple hours’ worth of errands to do today, I am so far behind in my work, I’m fed up with the nooze–
But I couldn’t take a break without sharing this vital information with you all.
I’ve tried this with a lot of different kinds of lizards, and it always works: if you want the lizard to go to sleep, rub its belly. I’m told it works on alligators, too, but can’t vouch for it.
Does anybody know if it works on celebrities?
It didn’t take cats long to figure out what those roomba things are for, did it? Vacuum, schmacuum–obviously they’re for cats to ride. Now I wonder whether I’ve spelled “schmacuum” right. Let me check with my cats.
Cats don’t take guff from humans, never mind stuffed animals. We had a stuffed Bill Clinton for our cat Henry, but he soon lost interest in it. Robbie goes after stuffed bunnies, and our painted turtle went into his courtship ritual for a toy turtle–we didn’t mean for that to happen. Anyhow, here are some cats who react bravely when confronted with the unknown. An inspiration to us all.
On a par with Godzilla vs. Megalon! See it now! Gasp in awe as ferocious predators crawl up the legs of someone’s pants! Good thing no one was wearing them at the time. See them pit tooth and claw against somebody’s belt! Thrill and shiver at the sight of a pocket brought to hideous life by the insertion of a kitty’s head! And then try to go to sleep at night…!
When the drones and robots do try to take over, our first line of defense will be our cats and dogs, plus the odd bird or two. Our pets will not stand idly by while the human race is supplanted by machines. They’ve got a good gig going and they don’t want to lose it.
I hope you’re not getting fed up with videos of dogs and cats playing with human babies. I suspect it gives Gov. Northam fits. And when I see the dog happily and thoroughly licking the baby’s face, with the baby sometimes licking back, I can almost hear the various kinds of noises my mother would make if she could see that. But I understand dogs and cats are great for strengthening a baby’s immune system.
You can’t do much better than a pet who can play games with you and talk. All right, it’s only peek-a-boo–but how badly would you want a cockatiel who could beat you at chess?
Thanks to Patty’s friend Carol for this sweet video.