If you were fortunate enough to get the now-sadly discontinued Far Side cartoons in your local newspaper, you may remember these as two of the best:
While the plain truth of these two cannot be denied, most dog owners, and cat owners…oh, sorry, make that cat staffers…like me, have learned (by necessity) to read pet body language, intuit behavior, listen deeply to every utterance, to decipher what is really being communicated. With patience, dedication and imagination, it can be done. Here’s a typical series of exchanges from around here, translated. Starting with Sweeney—Miss Congeniality—she never has a bad word to say about anybody, and Flash, the tenderhearted, mystical one; Pearl, the alpha diva, and Elliott, our resident Gilligan.
Me: Hey Sween, whatcha lookin' at?
Sweeney: A bird! Right there in the bushes!
Flash: (under her breath) Om mani beh meh hung
Pearl: (directed at Flash) In ancient Egypt, WE were the ones who were worshipped, fool.
Me: Oh Pearl, can’t we all just get along!
Me: Elliott, come on little buddy, let’s go…
Elliott: Wait, wait! Something visited this one when it was outside last week! I’ve got to know more…!
Me: *loud sigh* Well, sniff faster; it’s too hot out here on the porch!
To find out what’s new with other pets of the world, visit Bozo and Magiceye at home in Mumbai HERE.
2 days ago