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Today’s chortle

A very dear and long-time friend of mine, Lynn Francis, sent this to me recently. I hope you get as much pleasure out of it as I did.
To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door – snout height.

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.
• Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate of 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. Beating 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. 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 the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
• For the last time, there is not a 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 and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years –canine or feline attendance is not mandatory.
• The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat’s butt. I cannot stress this enough!

To pacify you, my dear pets, I have posted the following message on our front door:

To All Non-Pet Owners Who Visit & Like to Complain About Our Pets
• They live here. You don’t.
• If you don’t want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. (That’s why they call it “fur”niture.)
• I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
• To you, it’s an animal. To me, he/she is an adopted son/daughter who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn’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. Usually come when called
5. Never drive your car
6. Don’t hang out with drug-using friends
7. Don’t smoke or drink
8. Don’t worry about having to buy the latest fashions
9. Don’t wear your clothes
10. Don’t need a gazillion dollars for college, and
11. If they get pregnant, you can sell their children.

On this day..

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2 comments to Today’s chortle

  • Too cute! I’ve done the same thing at my house- love the rules!
    Nice blog, I’d be happy to exchange links with you- my dogs have had a blog here in Michigan for a couple of years now, with a link to Michigan Sheltie Rescue, check it out, and let me know if you are interested. They have readers all over the country and I am a member of several Sheltie forums, so I’d be happy to help spread the word.

  • Ellen, thanks for the comment, and the compliment! I’d love to exchange a link with you and your dogs’ blog. We dog-bloggers gotta stick together, right? I took a quick look at the Bea & Byrdie blog site and found it just adorable! Lemme know how you want to do this, OK?

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