July 26, 2008

If Cats and Dogs Can Get Along, Can't We?

My friend Natasha sent me this photo of her newly acquired cat and dog sleeping next to each other on her sofa.

This photo gives me some hope for humanity. Aren't cats and dogs supposed to fight like, well, cats and dogs? Not these two. Perhaps it's because they were both rescued from a shelter, and, compared to what their life was like before, they have it pretty good now, lounging on their white leather Barcelona.

Of course, notice how it's the cat who is being more selfish, using the dog for a pillow rather than the other way around. Isn't that typical for a cat? What was it that George Orwell wrote? "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

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At 3:40 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

My Jake barks at cats out of fear. He's always feared what he doesn't understand.

Isn't that true of humanity as well? You wouldn't believe some of the things I heard about black people when I was growing up in the Florida panhandle. Most of us hadn't had much opportunity to have black friends since the schools were still segregated and we lived in different parts of town.

Ignorance is our worst enemy. Looks like these two are pretty smart cookies!

P.S. You need a pet of your own. Just saying...

At 3:45 AM, Blogger anOCgirl said...

as the owner of two cats that i love to death, yes, they are very selfish at times. my cats have used me as a pillow despite my level of discomfort so many times that i've lost count.

i was at an adoption event yesterday and most of the rescue cats and dogs seemed to get along just fine. maybe it is a rescue thing.

At 9:54 AM, Blogger lacochran's evil twin said...

The cat's the affectionate one. The dog's being aloof.

At 1:18 PM, Blogger media concepts said...

lacochran, that's good thinking outside the box. Natasha says her cat thinks it's a dog, which may explain why it's affectionate under your theory.


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