Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Dogs and Cats

Women and cats do as they please, and men and dogs had best learn to live with it. - unknown

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The relationship between my cat (Breeann) and my dog (Dakota) is both laugh-out-loud funny and a little sad.

Dakota just wants to be friends and she tries SO hard to prove to the cat that she's a great critter to hang out with. Last night (and I wish I'd had my camera next to me) the cat was lying on the rug by the wood stove (pretty much where she spends all day, every day in the winter) and Dakota came slithering over. She laid as flat as she could on her belly and extended her nose until it just barely touched part of Breeann. And then she stopped moving, except for her tail, which wagged and wagged and wagged.

The cat wanted nothing of it. She gave Dakota the most disdainful look, and when the look didn't warn the dog off, she gave a good swat to Dakota's nose. Dakota didn't even flinch. She rolled onto her side, pushed her nose closer and wagged some more.

The cat finally gave up and stalked away, tail in the air. And now, in retrospect, I wonder if being friends was what Dakota really wanted, because as soon as the cat moved, the dog curled up on the rug in front of the wood stove!

She may be smarter than we give her credit for. It was a bloodless coup.


You Are Falling

Sometimes things in your life feel completely out of control. You get overwhelmed.

Like everyone else you have a fear of failure... just like falling in a nightmare.

You may need more balance in your life. Take time to take care of yourself.

And learn to go with the flow a little bit more. Falling can feel exciting if you let it!

Actually, most of my bad dreams involve being chased by something scary. I wonder what that means?



Dru said...

I bet if Dakota wasn't around, Breeann would miss her. Too funny that Dakota got the coveted spot.

re quiz: I got the same thing.

Have a good Wednesday.

Maria Zannini said...

LOL! Dakota is definitely the smarter species here.

There is something to be said for being a nuisance. :o)

MomJane said...

Loved the picture. Poor Dakota. Buddy is the same with Bonny, but unless she is in a VERY good mood,
Buddy gets snarled at.

Sarita Leone said...

LOL! Too funny, the way animals communicate. Right to the point, though!

Hope you have a great day.

Tori Lennox said...

Pets are so funny!

Diane Craver said...

That's so cute about Dakota getting the stove spot!

Have a great weekend!