More conversations with animals.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Ironwolf, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Last night and tonight I have started cleaning some guitars.

    Last night I cleaned up and tuned my Casino. After playing through a couple of songs to check it out, General Eisenhower, my giant cat, told me in a most vociferous manner that it sounded good but was a bit too loud for his taste. After a short argument he stomped out of the room in disgust.

    Tonight I've been cleaning and tuning my blue Strat. Field Marshall Montgomery, my oldest cat and chief of the clowder, has been lying on the bed next to me and paying close attention. He just informed me that he thinks it sounds really nice, especially with a little gain and flanger. He is of course correct. He has excellent taste. Occasionally, General Lee, my little ginger, tries to interject an opinion, but Monty shuts him down with a dirty look.
     
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    This morning, I played a demo for my dog Chance.

    Me: Well, how does it sound?

    Chance: ruff.
     
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    You do know, being cats, you are merely a slave to their whims.
     
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    Perhaps, but their whims are benign and they keep my lap warm in the winter.
     
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    We only have one pet now, a chinchilla named Frogger that lives in her own room because she requires temp around 60.
    I used to keep a 12 string in there and when I played it she would get excited, hop on my shoulder, sometimes even get on the neck and pluck at the strings.
    If my wife is in with Frogger and i start playing electric, the chin stops running around to listen to the guitar.
    I guess she likes it?
     
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    No, in "cat think" the only reason you have a lap is to keep them warm in winter.
     
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    A mutually beneficial exchange then.
     
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    I used to talk to my dog ( he was a twin of Toto) and I never had an argument with him.
     
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    Judging by their rank, you are obviously very low on the chain of command.
     
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    The look.... :cool:

    20 yrs ago I had three kittens to watch growing up and interacting... there was so much "eye language" going on they all understood...as the pecking order got sorted...

    there was a greeting thing they did where they'd do a slow double blink and drop their heads a bit...

    The first time I used it in a similar way to greet them with the double blink thing there was a quick glance of surprise before responding in kind...a quick single double eye blink or a single wink at eachother meant something else...

    what the!.. the human has been spying on us...o_O:lol:
     
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    Thumper the Useless Terrier isn’t communicating as much as he used to...arthritic, 3/4 blind, 7/8 deaf...but when he wants my attention, he always gets it somehow.

    He’s powerful that way.
     
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    Just looked it up. "Clowder," for group of cats, comes from "clot" or "clutter."

    So, there's that.

    And also this:
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    Then again, my toughest-ever dog--part pit bull, part blue tick heeler--dropped his macho and wagged his tail when a freak tripping on 'shrooms invaded my house a few years back and cornered my youngest daughter in the kitchen.

    When cats are cats, you need dogs to step up. So when dogs fail you, the universe really goes splat.

    Get a mongoose named Patton, Ironwolf, and watch him teach 'em all how to get to Bastogne.
     
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    FD665999-37FC-4E01-AD3E-7F7418C8EDC1.jpeg 47EB6EFD-AD46-4451-932F-F60B3818441F.jpeg I just tried reasoning with Frogger but she was pretty adamant about her opinion.
     
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    I only made it to Major in the reserves.
     
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    The slow blink is a real thing and I always respond in kind just to let them know we’re cool...:D
     
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    My cats are my biggest fans.
    They have all my album!
     
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    I like Ike.
     
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    and your pet sheep said ... not too baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad
     
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    As I left the house this morning, Eisenhower and MacArthur waked to the door with me and said "Be careful out there.". They care.
     
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    I hope you told MacArthur that you would return.
     
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