Sunday, January 23, 2011

You Watch My Back, I'll Watch Yours

"Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow! Meow!"

I set the remote aside and hop up from the couch; Lady wants to come in. In yesterday's post, I commented that Lady's caretaking behaviors toward her canine brother Lucky are never reciprocated. However, that's not the case with the cat. When Lady goes outside to "take care of business," Lucy keeps watch and lets everyone know when she's ready to come back in. And it's not just random meowing. there's a specific pitch, tone and urgency of meows reserved only for this occasion.

And if you're busy, and don't come right away... well, it's sort of like trying to ignore your alarm clock. The "Lady wants to come in" alert gets louder and more insistent. I imagine it translates into something like this:

"HELLO!! Are you going to leave the poor dog out there all day??! 
It's cold!! Come open the door! No, not in a minute! Now!" 

"It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it."


  1. That's so cute. I love watching the relationships between dogs and cats, especially when there's a sort of friendship developing.

  2. Cutie---pie
    Benny & Lily
    Pee. S. yep we are cute puppies. Our ears are usually bigger than our head, BOL

  3. Cats are always on the wrong side of the door.

  4. Heather - Lucy is fond of both dogs, and Lady returns the attention. Lucky lives in his own little world so he rarely interacts with her. It is fun to watch the interaction, my last shepherd Jess wouldn't have anything to do with the cats.
    And Vicki - isn't that the truth?? That could be the topic for a whole other post!