Pup Has to Live and Learn

Remember the first time this happened to you? There you are with a nice sand castle, or a nice big hole in the sand, and along comes the ocean and ruins it.

Mr. Puppy discovers that he, like King Canute, can’t command the tide not to come in. All he can do is complain to his human.

Will This Cat Run Out of Milk?

It’s not unknown for a mother cat to adopt and raise puppies–but at the same time as her full litter of kittens? Isn’t that asking rather a lot?

It reminds me of a mouse I had, named Sleepy, who had an enormous litter of babies who simply refused to be weaned. They’d mob her and wind up carrying her around as they nursed her. She soon realized that the only thing she could do was jump on top of the water bottle, out of their reach, and chatter at them angrily.

This cat needs to do that, too.

Pups Who Guard the Baby

All right, let’s see if this post gets censored–just babies and puppies! What could be more harmless?

Puppies & Ice Cubes

Forget the expensive puppy toys. Nothing can entertain them better than an ice cube. It’s like giving a cat a paper bag.

It’s so hot today! Maybe that’s why I keep thinking about ice. If wonder if my cats would like an ice cube.

Puppies & Doorstops

I don’t know how well these spring-powered doorstops work at stopping doors, but they’re great for driving puppies wild. If I had puppies, I’d have a a couple of these. Who needs hi-tech dog toys?

I suspect cats like these, too, only there are no cats in this video.

Cats & Puppies

Even cats like puppies. Well, some cats, at least. Here we see a cat who doesn’t seem to mind a puppy giving him a wet willie. I have never met a human being who wished to receive a wet willie. Probably not a good idea to offer one.

Playful Puppies

Yeah, I know, it’s a long video, almost 15 minutes. But the puppies are irresistibly cute, and nobody says you have to watch the whole thing.

Interesting historical fact (not false fact): Henry II, King of England, when he thought he was getting fed up with the royal family and the court, used to go out to the stables and sleep in the straw with his dogs.

Snow Puppies

May or not May, we had snow in our weather forecast for this weekend. Of course, it never materialized: that was just to panic people. But it is awfully cold.

Anyhow, here are some puppies enjoying the snow that would’ve fallen here if the weather service knew what they were talking about.

Puppy and Chicks

If this little puppy had read his Konrad Lorenz, he would have known that his being so chummy with those baby chicks would attach them to him for life. He’d be a grown-up dog and they’d be grown-up chickens, and they would still be following him around.

But we can all think of worse things than that, can’t we?

A Puppy for the Ages

Fine-sounding headline! I wonder what it means.

This looks just like one of the happy puppies I use to get around a certain outfit’s robot censor. Puppies are good at getting around people. Getting around parrots, not so much.