Hi there Kitties and Pups!
Everyone getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday? We send our best wishes and hope you have a lovely time.
Last week everyone seemed more interested in the Fat Squirrels than anything we had to say, but cest la vie!
We have just a few questions today so lets get on with them. The OP Pack wonders what have those squirrels been eating to get so fat? I think its sunflower seeds myself. We had a dog that liked to eat the remainders under the bird feeder and she got so fat she could barely walk before we figured out what it was. Leave it to a dog, though, right?
The Thundering Herd said those are serious squirrels . . .have they been lifting weights? No just porking up on anything they can find to eat, nuts, or other fatty stuff that will get them through the winter. Maybe they do lift little weights in their dens, have a regular workout thing going on. Maybe there is a squirrel Jack LaLanne who gives them lessons. Who knows? Check out the pic below, he may be the trainer.
Army of Four in the person of Sgt. Zim said we don't have squirrels, doesn't that seem terribly unfair? I got news for you Zim, there are millions of huge squirrels in your area and a military action taking place to get rid of them. I am so surprised you don't know this. Take a look at this picture:
They say they don't get much bigger than this one, which everyone in KS ought to be grateful for. You guys should check in at your home base, you are needed!
KB asks How do you teach a Wild Lab Puppy to be nice to Cats? Oh My, what a question to ask a Cat.
I would guess maybe sedating the dog for a couple of years might help. Send the dog to charm school or what might be obedience school with a major in Appropriate Cat Behavior. Otherwise it requires real vigilance on the part of the dog owner/cat owner to see that the dog isn't hurting the cat. I mean once when our Mom wasn't looking Stella put her whole mouth over my head. Talk about repulsive! However, I am a declawed cat so I have always been at a disadvantage with dogs. If the cats have claws and are quick they can inflict some pain on the dog which sometimes helps in Doggy Nice Lessons. If anyone else has any suggestions, let us know, please.
Dennis the Vizsla asks Why is Trouble (his Kitty) such a Prima Donna?. Oh, could it be anything to do with you, your goofy brother Tucker the Vizsla, the beautiful Trixie Big Dog stomping around in her territory, trying to talk her into doing things she doesn't want to do? Yes, I think that could be part of it. The other part of it is that she is just being a cat, she has little or no interest in anything you dogs do as long as you leave her alone, her food and water dish alone, her bed and her condo alone. Her. Alone.
Thats it for this week, please send me some non-squirrel questions to answer and I will do my best. Keep those cards and letters coming!
Happy Turkey Day,