Cats and Dogs

Woke up this morning to the sound of rain. And it wasn’t your usual soft drizzle or smattering of rain from a passing cloud, either. This was quite a deluge. I had the curtains drawn, but I didn’t have to look out to know that the clothes on the washing line were sodden, and that there would be puddles on the ground.

It was, as the old saying goes, “Raining Cats And Dogs”.

Which is the inspiration for today’s post. Cats and dogs, which of old were believed to be mortal enemies, are actually quite capable of living together in harmony. Animals constantly amaze us humans with their capacity for inter-species friendships and love. Meanwhile, humans, who belong to the same species, can’t even get along and resort to killing each other…shame on us! There’s so much we could learn from animals, if we only allowed ourselves to.

At home, my 2 dogs, Scruffy and Shelagh, get on very well with the cat, Boo. Boo lets them groom him, and sometimes even gets up onto the chaise when one of the dogs is sleeping there. Both dogs have a healthy respect for Boo, and if he’s already claimed the chaise before they arrive, they will contend themselves by lying on the floor, instead of trying to oust Boo. They never rush for Boo’s food bowl when he’s having his breakfast or dinner, but will sit patiently watching him until he’s done and has moved away from the bowl. Such respect!

I found these sweet images on Pinterest. Thought you might enjoy them.

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