Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday 11/3/09 - "DOG, CAT, AND ME MAKE THREE"


Though we have not had dog Lucky and cat Bert anywhere near water and this is not a picture of our beloved pets, this picture does depict the scene in our house much of the time.

This picture captures the reverse of what normally happens. Kitty seems to be rubbing up against doggy's head. What really goes on is dog is pushing his head into kitty at every possible moment.

This is the goal. Will it ever happen? Time will tell.

Daughter will be leaving tomorrow morning for 28 days and the love, care, and training of "the animals" will be in the hands of hubby and me. Both animals display a certain obsession for each other. Doggy wants to play and be great friends with kitty. Kitty, on the other hand, wants to hiss, spit, swipe out with his paws and generally try to put dog in his place. At the same time, Kitty will "egg on" the dog and almost lures him to harass him.

The players in this drama are ill-matched. Bert is about 14 years old and weighs 12 pounds. Lucky is 2 years old and weighs 85 pounds. Bert is old and set in his ways. Lucky is a youngster full of playful puppiness. Of the two, I think the one who is more likely to be open to "training" and change is Mr. Dog.

I will be using every tool I have learned in my years of sobriety. The twelfth step directs me to practice these Alcoholics Anonymous principles in ALL MY AFFAIRS. Doing my part to foster reduction or the taming down of the skirmishes between Lucky and Bert fall into this category. I need to practice, practice, practice patience, persistence, and being kind in my treatment and guidance of both animals.

I will keep my blogging friends updated on any and all progress.

Prayer Girl


Steve E. said...

Actually, I feel quite a part of all the animal activity in our house--because I live here also.

But I'll leave the 'fun', the blog
part of it to PG.

PEACE, Lucky!
PEACE, Bert!

(I always thought Bert should be spelled BURT--because Burt is certainly not a "Bertha" --grin!) By whatever name we call him...he is still "my little kitty cat".

Mike Golch said...

great phoyos the the cat adnd dog.I had a germanshepard mix and a munchkin cat that were friends like that.the dog thought that the cat was her baby.

diane d said...

Oh how fun! Good luck!!

wolfie185 said...

I hope they learn to get along, I have had a cat and dog in the same house before and after a time they at least start to tolerate each other and sometimes even get along. I hope the doggy isn't tearing things up too much chasing the kitty around, I love dogs but their playfulness can be destructive.

I wish your daughter all the best!!! She has a great support system in place with your hubby and you. You are all in my prayers.

Peace and Love

Just Be Real said...

So you two will be pet sitting. Awwww, you will even grow closer to love these little critters. Photos are adorable. Blessings dear one and thank you for sharing these precious moments!

Gabriella Moonlight said...

First you're both saints for taking in the doggie and sharing your space with the dog and the cat...since we all know they rule LOL!

In time they will find their own groove, everytime we've introduced a new "baby" to the family they find their way with the others and thank goodness for time and the ability somewhere for our furry friends to realize that the new friend isn't leaving :-)

Love to you!

Shadow said...

this will be a fun 28 days for the two. but i think they'll be friends at the end of it. and they generally don't even need to talk to sort themselves out. sometimes i wish humans were like that, hee heee heeeee

Anonymous said...

what nice photos and a greta post. I wish the best to your daughter. She is blessed to have you and steve behind her full of support and understanding. good luck with with the pets. I am sure you will do GREAT.. SMILES

Syd said...

The animals make me smile. I'm glad to have them in my life.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

It's hard to wrangle animals especially when human emotions are in the mix. I give human emotions to my dogs all the time, my husband does too, definitely not the same emotions ;oP

Luckily the program and God can be counted on to restore order as well as provide Grace.

Chris/Michelle said...

It sounds like you are having fun--do you have room for one more? Madison would love to come and join the festivities!