Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Rain first, then cats and dogs



The cat now visits and comes inside whenever an alien substance falls from the sky. (In California, we've taken to calling fog, drizzle; drizzle, rain; and rain a flood.)

So who do you think is winning the battle of wits in this household? (Hint: It's not me.)











And it's not him, either.

31 comments:

  1. I had to laugh out loud when I got to picture 4. Brilliant!

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  2. We're pretty fascinated by this little guy.

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  3. I see Cat smiling. Sly little devil.

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  4. Friends with reservations. The eyes, ears, and body language say it all, which can be hard to capture with a camera. Great pics!

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  5. I love the look of the 'friend'.. he knows exactly what he is doing... and Albert knows it too... I had the exact opposite happen.. a friend brought her Mastiff into the backyard and my cat did a first by not running and they had a a stare down... she relinquished to him!.. he btw is a sweetie..

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    1. I had a mastiff who loved cats and kittens. All 3 of our mastiffs would have let a cat rule them, and happily shared everything, including food.

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    2. More amazing still, you had a mastiff who loved guinea pigs.

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  6. This makes me laugh. Poor Albert.

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  7. Yes, "Grinning like a Cheshire cat," springs to mind.

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  8. Albert has learned the true natural order of cats and dogs...

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  9. Cats always seem to rule the kingdom!

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  10. Dogs are loyal.

    Cats are smug.

    Really, really smug.

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  11. In the second to last, your cat looks like Batman's Joker.

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  12. At our place, CATS rule! This link is pretty cool.
    https://www.thedodo.com/cats-recreate-photo-kittenhood-1009118646.html

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  13. They're pretty darned haughty for an animal less than a foot tall.

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  14. I cannot stop giggling over the last two photos...it says it all.

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  15. These are so funny! Albert looks bewildered.

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  16. Albert knows how to eat, drink, guard the house, potty outside, sit, heel, and shed. The rest of life he finds a mystery; he greets every morning with a sense of baffled wonderment.

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  18. Cats always win, I think! Your post made me think of T.S. Eliot's poem The Ad-dressing of Cats.

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  19. Love the expression of Albert looking at the smile of the cat! I was willing to kiss him!

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  20. You and Albert have a cat! Congratulations!

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  21. Looks pretty much like a natural state of order to me, KB. {Albert is such a sweetheart.}

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  22. So here's how it all played out: Long before they were visible, The Cats scoped out the place. Big Dog, goofy but amiable, big-hearted. Definitely do-able. Resident Human likes animals and if she puts up with That One, she will never be able to resist such elegant, lithe, furry, clever creatures as we are. So in they came, and Bro remains.

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  23. I think this post has been infiltrated by cat-lovers.

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  24. such expresive expressions....says it all!!

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  25. So nice to read a good book on a lazy Sunday afternoon, propped up on pillows, the cat by your side.

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  26. It doesn't take most cats very long to train their households. I love dogs and I love cats, but they are worlds apart, when it comes to what is going on in their heads.

    I think cats have some sort of a thought process, but if they had the ability to talk to us, they probably wouldn't.

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  27. I can't write much of a response because I've got an overfed tabby pacing in front of the monitor. She's looking for something round - pens, pencils, chapstick tchotskes - that she can roll off the edge of the desk to push into the middle of the floor. Ideally, from her point of view, this will be repeated after midnight so that tomorrow morning the living floor will look the Three Stooges had a slumber party.

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  28. Cat walks into a bar and sits on a stool.
    Bartender asks, "What'll you have?"
    "Whiskey," says the cat.
    Bartender pours the whiskey and sets it in front of the cat.
    Cat swats whiskey off the bar.
    "Another," says the cat.

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