Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Difference Between Cats and Dogs

I own them both—so I’ve thought about this.

Dogs want to please you and cats don’t give a damn—everyone knows this.

But, I think it goes further than this. When a dog misbehaves, and you say, “Bad dog.” The dog hangs his/her head, and seems appropriately chastised. Mind you, this will not keep them from doing it again, but at least they’ll feel guilty about it.

When you say, “Bad kitty,” the cat thinks, “Good, I like the way that sounds, I’m a baaad kitty.” Then of course, the cat will often perform the offending act again, RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, knowing full well that you disapprove.

There’s no regret, no guilt, only that smug “What?” look.

Baaad kitty.


Kazuki said...

If this is a reference to the movie then I applaud.
I love that movie.
And I agree whole heartedly on the matter.
However I must add that when it comes to birds, I've noticed, that all they want is food. That and other birds to share/fight over it with. At least that's what mine do.
P.S. This is Aaron by the way and you should feel proud or sad, I'm not sure which, that you inspired me to start one of these. ;D

gossamer said...

One of these--a blog? Okay, 'fess up, what's the URL?

I'm sorry to admit this, but I don't know what movie. Am I out of the loop or what?

Kazuki said...

The movie is The Truth About Cats and Dogs.
That's actually the title.
It has Uma Thurman, Janeane Garofalo, and Ben Chaplin.
It's a really funny movie. Comedy of errors and situational comedy too.

gossamer said...

Oh, I've seen that movie. Duh.