FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE PETS, THIS IS A TRUE STORY. FOR THOSE THAT DON'T, IT’S ALSO A TRUE STORY:
The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.
Dear Dogs and Cats:
The dishes on the floor with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate does not mean that is suddenly your food, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the top of the stairs is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It Is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space that you are taking up, is nothing but sarcasm.
For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.
The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.
Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:
TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS:
(1) They live here....you don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.That's why they call it “fur”-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.
Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
(1) eat less,
(2) don't ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;
(7) don't smoke or drink, or do drugs
(8) don't want to wear your clothes,
(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,
(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and
(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children <~~~
"(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people."
reminds me of that quote:
"The more I know about people, the better I like my dog."
- Mark Twain
I had a cat that would go the the middle of the bed and then stretch out lengthwise acoross the bed. YIKES.
Rebecca, when I got to this part: "I like my pets a lot better than...." I thought it was going to say "...more than I like you."
Nancy, our Tuxedo cat, Arthur, who is a very big boy, likes to sleep like that too - and he WILL NOT move! We have to 'pick him up' to move him! When he's in the way of my feet I can nudge and push at him with all my might and the only movement is caused by my efforts - which are for naught. I'm not even sure he wakes up! LOL
"stretched out to the fullest extent possible."
That's my big boy Hank, all 90 lbs of him
They are all the same! LOL My Jack Russell, Wynn, is only about 13 lbs but she manages to push my off the edge of the bed. She can't get close enough!! And I am awake half the night trying to not disturb her...what the heck is wrong with that picture! She doesn't share well at all!!