Thursday, November 09, 2006

Cats are such odd creatures, especially when compared to us dogs. I've been told that shelties exhibit some cat-like behaviors and I am shocked by that statement! Me, Stormy, exhibiting CAT-like behaviors?! I think not! How dare anyone compare me to a cat cat cat and say I imitate their behaviors! So what if I swat at toys when I jump at them and sleep on the sofa in the sunshine, those are dog behaviors and obviously the cats are trying to emulate us dogs!

My sister is a cat cat cat and she's alright I guess... for a cat that is. I mean she is cool cause we have wrestling matches every night when Mommy gets home and thats great fun. And she also can get up on the countertops and shove neat things off for me to pick through to see if anything is "fetch worthy." Most of the time she plays with twist ties and I find those things useless. I mean whats the point? They don't squeak like some of my stuffies and you definitely can't play tug with them. And yet, as proof of her oddness, she will play with those things for hours... why? I don't know but a sheltie like me would NEVER do that cause twist ties are borrrrring!!!!!

Another thing that makes cats odd is their obessesion with staring out windows. Maddie will lay on her perch and just stare out the window, all the while wasting prime wrestling time! Alright, so maybe I am napping during that time but we still could be playing if she would just stop! I mean I'll jump up on my lookout spot to check to see if our really cool neighbor Ashley is coming home or to scan the parking lot for the sneaky stray cat cat cats that try to invade my territory but I just dont see what she sees in doing it for hours. Guess thats cause I'm, thankfully, not a cat but an adorable sheltie dog! I wouldn't be me if I was a cat cat cat!

And sometimes after one of her staring bouts she'll turn around and her eyes will be all wide and her tail will be wagging (Mommy says its lashing, I say its wagging) and she'll stare the walls. There's nothing there but she'll creep across the room and try to get up as high as possible to find whatever it is... wierdo. And she likes boxes, just like Daddy, though Daddy stores stuff in boxes and Maddie stores herself...for me a box is too much like a crate. I have no interest in boxes unless they contain cool things to sniff. And besides if she likes hiding in boxes and sometimes the paper shredder, why does she make such horrible noises when she has to ride in her crate? I mean its the same concept- an enclosed, sometimes dark space! See... she's ODD!

Maddie is a cat. Maddie is odd. Therefore, due to the transitive property, cats are odd!

My point has been proven so I will go back to playing chase and being the lovable, irresistable fluff of a pup that Mommy says I am. Have a great day!

1 comment:

gorillaboy said...

Behavior is odd at times for any animal - including humans. We have a question for you. Why do you chase your tail? However, it's not just you - Maddie does it as well. We won't go into our daddy - he's full of odd behaviors. "Fine!"

Romey, & the rest of the Hearthstone Primates