Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cold war

We really had hoped that the dogs and the cats could reach some sort of detente. So many people told us, "Oh, they'll work things out!" But at least one friend reassured us from bitter (and deadly) experience that they don't always.

So here's how the animals spend much of the day. The dogs watch cat TV and the cats watch dog TV.
I'm now talking to woodworkers to get a permanent, attractive gate built at the bottom of the stairs so we don't have to step over something every frigging time we go up or down.

On the bright side, it confines the cat hair to the upstairs, so people with allergies can still come visit.


  1. Ah well, think of all the upper thigh toning you get stepping over the gate!

    Wouldn't it be great to know what they are thinking??

  2. Well as I told you we have never had a problem mixing dogs and cats having said that when we had our little terrier she was fine when we were there but we made sure to lock her away from the cats when we weren't. At the end of the day it isn't worth the risk

  3. Our cats get along fine with dogs but two of the cats fight each other so badly that we but a screen door in the middle of the upstairs hall so that we can separate the two of them. What a pain! I tried interfering in one of their fights and ended up in the emergency room from a deep cat scratch on my thumb from one cat and on my leg from the other.