Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dear Dogs and Cats

I got this from my friend Liz who is a caving expert and it made me laugh so much I just had to post it!

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door:

Dear Dogs and Cats:

The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than
you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:


(1) They live here. You don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people. To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they
(1) eat less,
(2) don't ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;
(7) don't smoke or drink,
(8) don't want to wear your clothes,
(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,
(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and
(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children …

Also, Au and Target are now certified International Bloggers. They received an award from Standtall last week on 16th June 2009 and are now totally puffed up with conceit and self-consequence.

I'd like to pass it on to the following people:

Dora whose It Meows make me laugh,
Ailurophile whose cat news from around the world is a true service - and work of art!
Zoolatry whose Friday, June 19, 2009 INTERNATIONAL BOX DAY was such fun,
The fluffies because their mum is so incredibly responsible about neutering,
Great Minds Think Alike because Minty and Honeybun are so cute.
This, That and the Other Thing because Kosmo is as "prosperous" as Au!
And finally Fun In The Sun because I can't imagine what it would be like to homeschool with such enthusiasm...

And here are the rules:

Link to the person who passed you this prize.
Display the badge, the rules and the questionnaire in all or one of your blogs
Publish the date when the award had passed to you.
Answer four questions following this :
1. The person who tagged you:
2. His/her site's title and url:
3. Date when you were tagged:
4. Persons you tagged:

List at least seven (7) friends in its list of blogs.
Come back to BLoGGiSTa iNFo CoRNeR and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List.

Happy Cats On Tuesday! As always, check the blog roll on the left for more, or visit Gattina.


Cliff and Olivia said...

Hahaha. That was truly funny.

Ydiana said...

Lol...she must've be a bit stressed-out when writing the note! But you can never missed the love she has for these paw printers.

Great story on Molly and Conan. Hope they get adopted soon. And Minty and Honeybun said Thank You for the award! :)

Dora said...

Thanks katztales. :D

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Congratulations on your award! The note on the fridge door was really funny but the cute pics of Au and Target are even funnier!

So they work together to mark the cans? Clever boys! Mine just wait for Chloe to do it cos she's the 'handiest', if you know what I mean. She's the only one who can open drawers and Tupperwares.

Love to Au and Target!

Anya said...

Wat een goeie post vandaag ^__^
Het is ook nog allemaal waar haha..
Heeeeeeeeeeeeel leuk :)
( Kareltje had zich net ook verstopt in een keukenkastje..)

Gefeliciteerd met je award :)

Luna ( from Brazil ) said...

Funny story! I think she was stressed about but the real thing is our beloved pets bring us so much friendship and love!
Fabulous post and I've enjoyed a lot reading your answers!
Congratulations for the award!
Have a great week!
purrs and love

Pam said...

That was the funniest story. I loved the why pets are better than kids part.
Plus, the pictures add to the fun!
Congrats on your award.

Unknown said...

That is so funny! In my house the bed and bathroom parts are true. :) Thanks for the award and your kind words. Happy COT!

Gattina said...

I read that already it's real cute ! sending purrs from Italy. Today I have time to blog it's raining !

Ebie said...

Funny! And congratulations to your award!

Ellen Whyte said...

I'll check on Molly and Conan next week but I'm not sure if they can find someone to adopt them. However, maybe someone will help out with the operation...?

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We especially like those 10 reasons why cats and dogs are better than kids. Very funny!

Ailurophile said...

Ha Ha. I love that post Ellen. Thanks for sharing it. And also for giving me the wonderful award. You are very kind. Thanks also for your kind words about my brother's health. Take care and have a great week :)

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww, new award! Thanx!!!! XD

hassan said...

so funny hahaha