This may not be a very pawlitically correct post, especially since the blogworld celebrated international NOMS Day earlier this week. And everyone is watching the international Olympic Games -- those in China and the Paw Limpics right here on the DWB.
Nevertheless, since it's really really hard for a dog to tell anything but the truth, we have a serious problem with shhh cats.
First, of late, Dogdad has been finding cat poop on our front driveway and on our back patio. Our whole development has lots of bins for the disposal of whatever our dog populaion produces on their walks. But apparently, these particular NOMS are free to leave their stuff whereever they please.
Second, while we are committed to barking as loudly and as continuously as possible to help Jackson before, during, and after his surgery, the frequent presence of an uninvited neighborhood cat on our patio has caused us to bark frenetically and non-stop right in Mom's ear as her computer is next to the patio door. Despite her desire to have us continue barking for Jackson, she has threatened to sell us to the first bidder if we don't take our barking elsewhere in the house. But all of our genetic material has conditioned us to bark at these particular intruders and we can't seem to help ourselves. She's even resorted to drawing the blinds so we can't see out -- but then, neither can she. And we can still smell the cat.
And third, this morning as JH was peering through a hedge on his walk, as he always does, suddenly he backed away, startled by something. What? A very hostile grey cat who had hissed at him and was looking quite angry that he had the nerve to poke his nose under the hedge. What chutzpah!!
So, we're willing to do our part -- and as you all know -- we have seven NOMS cousins living elsewhere in Florida. But how do we communicate the message to these neighborhood NOMS that they need to do their part too? We don't think they blog. We don't think they speak dog. And they don't seem inclined to read our declaration of inter-species peace and harmony.