Cats and Little Dogs
here’s a riddle. I’ve just finished eating lunch
and behind me is Terry, my aide. All of a sudden I hear
a loud scuffle, and the next thing I know, Terry is flat
on her back on the floor, and Moxie, our Dalmatian, is obviously
upset about something. She is also behind me.
I turned around and asked Terry what on earth happened,
(after I stopped laughing) she tells me that Moxie tripped
her. All I know is that Terry was laying flat on her back
and I was hysterically laughing.
same time, Moxie was trying to help Terry up. It definitely
had a circus-like atmosphere. Now, before you think I am
crude and heartless, you should know I checked to see that
Terry wasn’t hurt before I started laughing. And add
to the comic aspect the fact that Moxie is only 48 pounds.
therapist at the Well’s House (Robin) has a cat that
weighs almost that much. That’s a big cat! When she
told me how much the cat weighed, I shook my head in disbelief.
I thought my cat Sam, who weighs in at 15 pounds, was a
moose. But he’s a lightweight compared to Robin’s
cat. Now there’s a cat that could trip somebody up.
tells me that around Christmas time her cat sleeps in the
Christmas tree every night that it’s up. She’s
actually knocked the tree over with her weight. She tells
me they have to specially stabilize the tree with a concoction
of ropes to keep it from falling over. She also says that
the cat is not fat. It’s just a very big cat.
my aide Terry has a tiny dog named Pepper who weighs in
at 6 pounds. Pepper is turning 16 this coming January. She’s
a Pomeranian. And she looks like she’s all fur. There’s
really nothing to her. But she’s absolutely so sweet.
Each day when Terry comes to work here, she drops Pepper
off at "Doggy Day Care." Basically, her dad, who
lives in Caroga Lake, watches Pepper all day. He has a dog
of his own, and I guess Pepper and his dog get along famously.
take 8 of Pepper to weigh as much as 1 of Robin’s
cat. And of Moxie, of course. Terry tells me Pepper doesn’t
know how small she is. She’s fearless and takes on
all comers. I guess size doesn’t always matter.