Monday, May 23, 2011

The Animal Whisperer

I walked up the street, Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" playing in my iPod, when who trots in my direction but a tabby resembling Puss in Boots from Shrek 2. Shocked that a cat took interest in me, I stopped and kneeled down, put my hand out. The cat moved faster, sniffed me, then walked to the left of me.

Which of these do you think explains the cat's sudden loss of interest in me?:

a) I smelled evil or just... bad.

3) The cat really was Puss and Boots and thought I was Shrek at first.

c) The cat was just trying to trick me into thinking it liked me, but really was thinking "Sucka!" as it walked away.

In other animal news, my poor dog is hiding out beside the bathtub, scared of the Victoria Day fireworks. At least he wanted to be with me. But then he decided the bathtub is more comforting.

I don't know what the behaviour of these animals says about me.


  1. When you get cats figured out, call me. Mine like to confuse me. It's like their hobby or something.

  2. I think maybe the cat smelled your dog!

  3. Cats are fickle. I once tried to pet a stray cat that had come into my friend's yard and it scratched me!

  4. I love all cats, with the exception of one cat. That cat, is the feral cat that broke into my backyard coop yesterday and killed my two youngest hens, Lolly and Gumdrop. How heartless!!

  5. It was totally "C". Sucka!!!

  6. Cats are permanent bitches, but we love them anyway. We have to, they've got us wrapped around their little paws.

    And Adele is simply a goddess.

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Cats are weird, you can't read too much into the way they act. They are seriously one of the most baffling creatures on the planet in my opinion (I mean that in a loving way). Your dog sounds like a sweetheart though! Poor little frightened guy. :-(

  8. As a dog person, who is slightly afraid of cats, I think cats are just like that. Poor doggy!

  9. Bossy - Ha ha, when I get cats figured out, I'll write a book and you can read it.

    Jack - Wow. I totally didn't even think of that! Brilliant.

    theTsaritsa - Doesn't surprise me. Cat's are pretty unpredictable/randomly violent.

    Mythopolis - Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. I'd hate the cat too.

  10. Linda P - That's what I'm thinking too!

    Just me - Ha ha "permanent"? I like to think we can change them or they can learn the error of their ways. I really like some Adele.

    Holly - You're welcome! I don't understand cats myself and yeah, I don't think it's worth trying.

    Jules - Yes, I think it's just the way cats are.

  11. Funny animal tales! I never quite know what any of it means, but like to put my own, human interpretation on it!

  12. Sarah - It's most fun when you add a human twist!