Interview with the cats

While staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, I decided to return to my journalistic roots and do some old-fashioned interviews to get to the heart of what is happening in the world.

I got out my trusty, dusty and somewhat crusty notebook, found a few subjects to interview and then asked the tough questions.

“How does all of this make you feel?” I asked my cat Glen. She and our other cat, Bubbles, were the only subjects I could get close enough to who would agree to be interviewed. Continue reading “Interview with the cats”

An anonymous op-ed from the resistance inside of Nick’s House

As a low-level official in Nick’s House, I have decided to come forward to let you know that there is an active resistance going on behind the scenes.

We too have been disturbed by the hair-raising tails of Nick’s activities and we are working diligently to paws his actions in order to keep the house purring along smoothly.

For example, if Nick leaves papers on a table and I am worried that those documents may pose a threat, I will knock them to the floor. I have also been known to spill drinks on papers in times of emergency, and have even knocked plants on them if the situation warranted it. Continue reading “An anonymous op-ed from the resistance inside of Nick’s House”

Pets provide me with unconditional love! (Except when they are annoyed with me)

The pets at my house are often annoyed with me.

We have a small dog and a small cat in our family, and they bring us incredible amounts of joy and hair.

And while I know they love us and appreciate how we feed them, house them and assist them in different ways, I often notice how I seem to be annoying them. Here are a few examples: Continue reading “Pets provide me with unconditional love! (Except when they are annoyed with me)”

Top 5 Ways The Pets Help With Cleaning The House

While cleaning the house today, we received quite a bit of assistance from the dog and cat.

Whether they were confused about why we were home during the day or they were concerned that the cleaning was not up to their high standards, they were an ever-present presence presiding over the work.

This pet pestering got me thinking about how often they are involved with cleaning, and now our judges have put together the Top 5 Ways The Pets Help With Cleaning The House. Continue reading “Top 5 Ways The Pets Help With Cleaning The House”

Top Five Things My Dog and Cat Think While Staring at Me

My dog Scooter and cat Glenn always seem to be watching me. I can’t fault them for thinking that I am fascinating, but I have often wondered what they were thinking.

Today, though, through innovative technology that gives us the ability to make things up, I have compiled the Top Five Things That My Dog and Cat Think While Staring at Me. Continue reading “Top Five Things My Dog and Cat Think While Staring at Me”

Pets can teach us a great deal, but they also make too much poop

As a guy in his mid-40s (I know, I know, I look like I am in my 20s…) I often think that I am a strong, competent adult who is in control of his life.

And then I come home and clean up dog poop, scoop up cat litter, constantly open and close doors for pets and clean bird poop off of the television.

Sigh.

I love our family pets dearly, (on most days) and I get more out of the relationship than I put in, but they can be taxing. Speaking of getting out more than I put in for them, how do they make so much poop and how do the cats fill the litter boxes so full? I don’t think I feed them that much. Continue reading “Pets can teach us a great deal, but they also make too much poop”