Long ago in a URL far away, I belonged to a community of pet lovers. A friend in the community wrote that about her dog’s affinity to being so much like a cat, she calls him a Dat. Based on her information, which I do not even remember, I wrote back that I had a cat who could be a Cog.
I do remember thinking about my cats, and who among them would qualify as a Cog. Instead of trying to conjure up old memories and very bad photos, I decided to analyze my cats in residence today.
First we have Scooter, the Diva. She is a cat and that’s that. None of her behavior reflects Cog-like tendencies. Her talents include opera singing and caring for her little no-neck mouse toy.
She actually ends her in-tune performances with the refrain “meow, meow, meow, mewo-meow”. I am not kidding when I tell you she enunciates beautifully! Unfortunately, she is a master at knowing when I am trying to make a recording of her arias from another room. End of aria, no refrain. Definitely a Cat.
Little Alice from the Palace does not display any tendencies of Royal blood. She is, however, the most wonderful court jester. She is often seen staring at nothing, with intensity. Her little head bobbles a lot, and I am convinced it is a sign of “thinking things through”. Alice is a Dat in training and I will tell you why: Along came Rustle!
A friend of mine rescued a big orange cat, and due to pending circumstances, she had to find him a home ASAP. I offered to help and said he could stay with us until I found him a home. She sent a picture and it was love at first sight – for me!
Russell is definitely a Dat. He loves to play fetch and can make a two yard jump to get the prize. He is a master sniffer. He sniffs everything! That seems very dog like to me. I first thought he could be our Security Officer, but really, we don’t need one. He is extremely polite and will carry on a conversation, pausing to let us add our thoughts, and then responding. Chairman of the Board fits him well. He has all of our best interests in mind.
Alice and Russell bonded almost immediately. She is now sniffing like nobody’s business, and does her best to play fetch, but still has her kitten-in-awe of everything personality. For now, that is…. Oh, and by the way, she wants to know what you think of her new shirt.
People who have pets of any kind are likely to be overall animal lovers. It would be fun to know if you have a Dat or a Cog in your furkid family. Maybe you have a Cabbit or a Dabbit? Seriously, inquiring minds would love to know!