Some people might think dogs and cats don’t get along. But, I don’t find that to be true in all cases. My Welsh Corgi and my former cat, Tosca, got along just great.
When I brought Dakota home when he was just a pup of 11 weeks old, my cat Tosca loved it. It was something she could play with, help Dakota get into mischief, and tease him. None of these things did Dakota mind at all.
In the beginning we all know dogs love to chew. Shoes were Dakota’s favorite thing to chew on. So, (and I know this sounds terrible) but I would put my shoes up on the kitchen table so Dakota could not get to them. One night things were too quiet as both Dakota and Tosca performed this little pact that while they did mischievous things, there was no sound from either of them.
While I was on my computer, one night things were too quiet. I got up to look around to see what the two of them were up to. Tosca was on top of the kitchen table shoving one of my shoes off of it where Dakota stood underneath waiting for that shoe to fall so he could chew on it. I could not believe my eyes as Tosca seemed to know he wanted a shoe and she was going to make sure he got a pair of my good work shoes.
Another night, while all was quiet on the front, I found both playing in the toilet. Tosca was on the toilet seat dipping her paws in the water and tossing it on Dakota. I watched since neither one of them saw me. Soon, Dakota was up on the toilet seat dipping his paws into the toilet and splashing toilet water on Tosca. Oh, what fun those two were having.
I used to think of them as Garfield and Odie because Tosca was always trying to get Dakota in trouble. Once I found them doing their funny deeds Tosca would run off and hide. As if I didn’t know what she was up to with Dakota.
They defended their territory behind my condo too. If another animal tried to come into the area behind my condo, the two of them joined forces to run off the stray dog or cat. Now that was a funny sight to watch also.
There is nothing like having pets around to keep you entertained and on the alert constantly especially when they are puppies or kittens. When they grow older, if you treat them well, their loyalty to you never fades. More persons should be like dogs and cats. We would get along better for it.
If you have a good dog or cat story to tell, now it’s your turn to tell us.