Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cats vs Dogs



Change

Cats hate change. For example, you bring cat A to the vet and when you get home cat B suddenly hates cat A. This is because 1: you took cat A away and while you were gone cat B looked everywhere for cat A to no avail. The thing is, cat B knows every single place cat A hides. Every single one. And if B can’t find A then A has disappeared and that it not normal and cat B does not like not normal at all. He’s a cat. Not a human. Oh, and nevermind the fact that B saw A in the awful cat carrier. B might remember what happens when you get in the cat carrier, or, he might not. But it probably won’t occur to him to make the connection because again, he’s a cat, not a human. And then there’s problem #2: you bring cat A home and he does NOT smell like cat A. He smells like cats B has never met and that is NOT good. By this point cat B is highly suspicious of what’s going on. Sure, it looks like cat A but it doesn’t smell like cat A, plus cat A was gone and who is to say this is the same cat A? It could easily be a replica. All of which results in cat B deciding to hate cat A who is not cat A as far as B is concerned.



Now, if you have dogs, dog B will exuberantly greet dog A like its been gone forever, and the two will resume their normal relationship as soon as the excitement wears off.

In other news...20 days til spring :)


31 comments:

  1. That's how it happens. Cats really hate change. And the smell of the vet's office.
    We'll be in the eighties the next couple days. I think we're going straight to winter.

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    1. I'd like to see 80s *sigh* tho it is supposed to be close to 50 tomorrow which I can't complain about.

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  2. I prefer dogs, cats are weird!

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    1. I love both :) but yes, cats are weird. Not all (my sister has the most laid back cat ever), tho admittedly my two are pretty sketchy.

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  3. Bad reaction after taking a cat to the vet?

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    1. not me, my son. One cat went to vet and when he came back the other two didn't like him anymore. I'm sure it will wear off once he smells right again, lol.

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  4. Which is why cats are so much more entertaining. My cats hiss at my jacket if it comes inside smelling like Eleven, and will be suspicious of the jacket for days.

    Getting good pictures of artwork is a looooooong process of trial and error. For every good photo, there are probably 50 bad ones, and countless hours spent moving the art from one location to another until I find a spot with the perfect lighting...

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    1. cats are totally entertaining. I used to work at a vet so my animals got used to me smelling like other other animals. Not that my cats aren't total freaks about everything else. God forbid a stranger comes in the house cuz they might be wanting cat for lunch, right? Cuz that always happens.

      I am going to have to practice taking pics of my art. And get the right light...thanks.

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  5. That's a good assessment of cats. Some call it survival skills. In Kipling's stories of how the animals were domesticated, the cat remained aloof. Cats are selective and dogs aren't. Dogs have always wanted to be man's BF, but cats - nah, they 'allow' their owners to become their friend but only if they follow the rules, that's feline rules.

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    1. I have heard that dogs have masters and cats have slaves...

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  6. Oh cats remember the cat cage. And the trauma. If we are taking ours to the vet and know it we have to get the cage out a day or so before because as soon as they see it they rush under the bed and velcro themselves to the carpet.
    And I love the suspicious beasts anyway.

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    1. I couldn't imagine being without a cat or two, and a dog! But just one. Many cats do remember the cat carrier, but I wonder if they remember the details or just that it was BAD. You know?

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  7. I'm laughing to hard to comment :)

    So get it with the cats though.

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    1. Yep, cats are pretty silly.

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  8. LOL. Hey, it's been spring/borderline summer here for two months. =)

    The difference between cats and dogs always cracks me up.

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    1. It's springy here today. I hope it lasts!

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  9. This could be why I don't have cats. I'd spend the whole day trying to convince cat B that this really is his old buddy cat A.

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    1. Cats are weird for sure but dogs are too in their way...at least mine is!!!

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  10. Oh,you have me laughing here!

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  11. It's been so long since I have lived with a dog. I have grown accustomed to the cat's line of thinking. An indoor cat, especially, lives in such a limited world. But it's comfortable.

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    1. I always lived with cats until I was older (my parents were strictly cat people) but then I got a dog and liked it. Now I find both highly amusing.

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    2. I grew up as a devoted dog person but my wife converted me.

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  12. I love that dogs are just always happy to see the people or animals they are attached to. I like cats although I am allergic and don't have one, but coming home to my pup makes me feel loved and wanted.
    (well that sounds pathetic- lol)

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    1. My dog is always thrilled to see me. My cats, on the other hand, are like, where's supper?

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  13. So true. I'm blessed to appreciate all creatures (except centipedes! I actually blogged about that). Best wishes.

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    1. I truly appreciate the difference in them, which is why I have both. Not sure if I 'appreciate' centipedes, lol, but as long as they stay outside they're ok in my book!

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  14. I have a cat and a dog. So I found this post fascinating.

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  15. LOL the cat picture made me think of my first two cats. They were litter mates so had literally been together their entire lives. Yet each time one went to the vet without the other a war ensued when we got home. I love cats to pieces but they are strange little folks!

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