I’m Thinking Out Loud about dogs and cats. Of course. I think I have a problem. Maybe I should search out some dog and cat linkups? Are there such things? Maybe I need to create one. What can I say — I don’t call them furkids for nothing. Never fear; there are a few random thoughts that have nothing to do with animals, too.
Why can’t a dog be more like a cat?
I wish dogs purred like cats.
Seriously, it would definitely help us clueless dog owners know whether or not they’re happy. People say cats are aloof (I disagree), but dogs can definitely be a little hard to read sometimes.
More purring, less barking.
How to drive away your dental hygenist
I don’t know what I was thinking. Clearly, I wasn’t, because I had some raw onions on Tuesday — right before my dentist appointment. I mean really — who does that?
I actually don’t even eat raw onions that often, but I was totally out of lettuce and needed some more veggies with my lunch. I felt bad for her; I really did. Maybe this should have been a runfession? Except it has nothing to do with running, of course.
I was so impressed when I saw Katie Couric doing a headstand on the Today Show this week. Just nonchalantly, like anyone can do it. On live tv!
I can’t do it. I can only do it when I kick up against a wall — and that’s progress for me!
Treasure those moments
Gizmo spends most of the winter mornings snoozing away in a bed. Then around 11, he comes out — he wants treats. But he’s also looking for a little lap time.
I actually didn’t want to lay down for him yesterday. I had things to do, tasks to check off my to-do list.
And then I thought: while I hope I have a lot more time with him, he’s getting really near to 16. And I know someday I will miss having him on my lap. So I took some time to lay down so he could curl up on me.
Moments with our loved ones can be so fleeting, and the only thing we want when they’re gone is to hold them again. It’s important to take the time for our loved ones now. While they’re here.
Cue the song “Cat’s in the Cradle” (if you know it — you young’uns probably don’t.
Bandit impressed the vet
I’ve taken him to the practice where he bit the vet several times. Just a meet & greet, so he can be comfortable there. He had not seen the vet again . . . until yesterday. She was really impressed & wanted to know if it was the same dog that had taken a chunk out of her!
No growling at all; she fed him a few treats; and of course we did not try to muzzle him. He has not seen a vet basically since we got him (not since he bit her). I still worry how he’ll do with an actual exam — which is why I bring him in just to get him comfortable with going there.
Not much else to report this week.
Talk to me. Tell me in the comments:
Don’t you wish your dog could purr?
Do you find it hard to make the time for all your loved ones?
What person that is older than you inspires you?
I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her: