Cats vs. Dogs: Boredom

Ignore your dog for too long and this happens:  “Hey. I’m kind of bored. Could we do something? See, I brought you a toy. It’s my favorite toy. I’d like to play with this toy. Very much. I mean, you can see that right? No? Well, not right now, I guess. I’ll just lie here at your feet and when you are done typing or whatever it is that you are doing, and then maybe we can play. You know, it’s okay. I actually like lying beside you at any time.”

Ignore your cat for too long and this happens:  “HEY! You paying attention? I want to play. I want to play right now. You need to go fetch one of my toys so we can play. Or at least pay some attention to me. You know, the absent-minded pat on the head really doesn’t do it for me. Are you hearing me? No? So, look at this, I’m going to sit on your keyboard until you do what I want. Oh really, I see, you can type with the keyboard tray slid under the top of your desk. Well, look at this then. I’m going to sit right in front of your monitor. What do you think of that? See, I knew you’d come around eventually.”

Published by Dianne Lehmann

I'm a writer. But I'm also a wife and a mom to a couple of fur babies. You could call me a cook (but never a chef, I'm not that good) and provisioner as well. Laundress? Yeah. Probably. I design jewelry and I crochet. But mostly I love to write. I love words and how they sound. I love their meanings and origins. I love stringing them together. And of course, I love to read. Thinking about it just now, I realize that what I love most is life and the people around me with a special place set aside for my wonderful husband, our adorable dog and our inscrutable cat. It's the world and the people in it that fuels my writing. So thanks to you all for being the amazing beings that you are.

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