Thursday, October 2, 2008

CATS & DOGS

Hey Y'all. All 11 of us Bumpasses, or is that Bumpi, were reading our buddy Mogley's blog the other day. Mogley is into Golden Retriever rescue like us so he ranks high on our blog buddies list. Anyway, Mogley was going on a bit about , well, the "bad" aspects of cats in regard to their relationship to dogs. You can check out Mogley's opinion for yourselves at: http://mogley-adogslife.blogspot.com/2008/09/cat-tail-tales.html
Coincidentally, that same day we were reading our Washington State buddies blog, Washington Woos - Steve, Kat and Wilbur. Well Wilbur, a cat, was promulgating pretty much an opposite opinion based on his relationship with Steve and Kat, Siberian Huskies. Anyway, Wilbur's slant on the dog-cat thing is about 180 degrees from Mogley's view of the situation. You can check out Wilbur's writeup at: http://stevekatwilbur.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-didnt-do-it.html
Well, we have eight dogs and three cats. Guess what? We see a little bit like both Mogley and Wilbur. Personalities and circumstances play a big role in our relationships around here. If Mom or Dad are around our relationship is probably a little different than when we're alone, dogs and cats, in the house together; depends on the circumstances. Now all of the retriever type, Homer J., Jubal, J.E.B., Shelby Belle, Jack, and Abby get along pretty good with the cats and live in peaceful coexistence. The Newfoundlands, Max and Shiloh, don't adhere to the same manifest destiny. Max in inquisitive about the cats and Shiloh pretty much chases after them. problem here is that Max and Shiloh each push the 150 lb realm so having Shiloh chase one of the cats around the house can be a disaster. Shiloh weighs close to 160 lbs and jenny weighs about 15 lbs. Alex, the silver Maine Coon Cat, and Jenny, the longhair tortie, pretty much let sleeping dogs lie; the tend to ignore them most of the time. Boru, on the other hand, thinks that he's Not a big cat but rather a little dog. He is always cuddling up next to us and rolling around being cute with us, etc. etc. He isn't nasty or anything but he can sure be a nuisance and is often very annoying. Poor Homer J. is always turning away from Boru or getting up from his resting spot and moving cuz Boru has decided to nuzzle on him. But the cats don't seem to try to cause us any intentional ill will. Occasionally one of us will get whacked by Alex or Boru if we stray within range of a front paw when they're lounging in the cat trees or laying on the counters or table. Alex got his claws caught in Gordon's coat once and poor Gordon didn't know it and he must've dragged Alex 10 feet across the kitchen. So, we're proof that MOST cats and dogs can get along just fine, BUT some cats and some dogs can't get along. Then we've had situations where some cats can't get along with other cats and situations where some dogs can't get along with other dogs. It kinda reminds us of the way people act. That's probably where the expression "they get along like cats and dogs" comes from; we just don't know if that means they aren't getting along or they are getting along.
-TBH

Hey y'all. Here some really strange CATS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NiBNlljtLA

<--- BORU & CHANCE ----------BORU & ALEX --->








<--- BORU & JUBAL ------- ALEX, JENNY & BORU --->









<--- PACKS OF DOGS --->








1 comment:

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

All I can say is...

Cats rule and dogs drool!!

Meow,
Wilbur

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