Ethan: How are you feeling today boys? You want to do stuff today or just be lazy? Francis: I’m feeling kind of snackish…maybe the porch. Ethan: The other day I asked you and you didn’t want to do ANYTHING. Francis: Well you always want to go cave diving or bike jumping or book stores! Climb mountainy mountains! Ethan: I asked if you wanted to go to the park… Francis: Oh…wheely? Wows…I don’t ‘member that…
Ethan: uhm,so Francis, I’m sorry I forgot your birthday. I thought you was mad because I adopted another cat…
Simon: It was pretty great when Atticus pooped down your back.
Ethan: Shhh we don’t talk about that…
Francis: Today’s my birthday? Ethan: Yeah man, we’ve been through a lot together…you want some fish sticks? Maybe some catnip and a ball? Francis: Im gonna fluff you up! You can’t forget about my birthday! What if I just forgot to wake you up to go to work! Ethan: I actually have an alarm and an inner alarm… Francis: This is an outrage! A conspiracy! Sorcery! Ethan: Do you know,what all of those words mean? Francis: Plagiarism! I Demand justice! Ethan: … Simon: …. Atticus: … Ethan: yeah he’s just throwing words around…
Happy Birthday France, thanks for being my friend. I love you buddy.
Francis: I know this, I have got to start going to bed earlierz. This staying up till 11pm is not working out so well. I look at the clock and hair balls, it’s 354ams !
I haven’t dried my collar, who’s fault is that!
I’m going to be late to start my olympics!
Ethan: is this the part where you, jump from every corner of the bed….flash from every room….back flip from the window seal? And then sit on my phone so I can’t hear my alarm go off, and cover my nose with your paws so I can’t breathe and wake up?
Francis: well, I mean, if you want to get down to the play by play.
Wait,that’s not the right beginning…at least this time,anyway.
We adopted a dog. A canine. A ferocious beast.
A beagle mix. Simon.
I was nervous but only in the beginning. Now it’s day three or five and I am good.
But it’s because I’ve always been a cat person. And cats are different than dogs. Mostly,because if you have a dog. You are a “dog owner.” If you have a cat…somewhere out in the animal kingdom…your cat is saying; “Well,I just got a person.It took me a few months…but I decided to commit.”
You don’t own a cat… The cat does whatever it wants. You get affection and attention on its terms. Not yours. You don’t train a cat. The cat trains you. You put food out-maybe it eats it.It depends on what mood it’s in.
But a dog.
A dog is completely different. A dog is like a child. You have to take it out. You have to train it. You have to be consistent. A dog is like family.You have a foster family,you have to be approved. You have to spay and neuter.
Seriously. I never realized how many animals go into these shelters. It’s ridiculous. Some have almost a thousand a month. Spay and neuter your pets.And if you don’t have a pet but want one? adopt.
Simon is great. He takes his baths.Then digs up cat poop,takes some more baths.Runs himself to death. Sleeps on the sofa and in the bed. I tried to be more firm on the bed thing. But ….
He doesn’t beg for anything. and he’s so smart. I couldn’t say no.
So yeah. We have a dog. Simon.
He sits. He understands “No” well,almost. He is just really fond of L’s scrunchies and shoes….