Friday, July 10, 2015

Where's Louie?

It is true, I forgot one animal in the manager that I am watching while other members of my family enjoy a much needed sojourn to the beach.
Louis with Florence and Arthur behind

Louis--the white Ragdoll cat. 

He is here doing his usual thing--tying not to be seen, but when he is visible he is generally unperturbed by the activity.

Louis takes full advantage of the sanctuary areas we afford the cats--areas of the house that are off limits to canines who desire to eat cat foot or roll in the cat boxes. Truly, dogs have some disgusting habits that need to be monitored and controlled. 

Louis always seems to have things under control. For instance, this morning I heard Arthur, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, barking incessantly. At 5 AM that can be especially annoying. Louis was on the table looking down at the dog who dearly wanted to play with the cat. I think Arthur thought Louis was a stuffed animal. Louis was unperturbed and looked at me with his big blue eyes as if to say, "when are they leaving so that I can have the house back?"

That is the essence of Louis. He is around only when he wants to be around, but when he is around--it better be just him.

Pets, especially dogs and cats, living together, can be a lot of fun! I wonder how much fun a bird would add to the mix?

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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