Charlie and Smudge Are Friends, 11/11/21
Posted on November 11, 2021 Posted by John Scalzi 16 Comments
Honestly I should probably just write a series of beloved children’s picture books about these two.
Also Charlie isn’t supposed to be up on the ottoman like this, but of course the Rule of Pet Photography (“If it’s cute, it’s allowed, until the picture is taken”) applies here.
Also hopefully until just this second you didn’t notice I hastily Photoshopped my leg out of the photo there on the far right. And if you indeed did not notice until just this second, it proves my pets are attention-grabbers.
Our pictures of #SamSam (cat) & Daisy (dog) together Daisy looks like she is mortified at being so close to that …. cat. Heavens!
We know that the Scamperbeasts have both accepted Charlie. Good to know that Smudge has come around. How is Zeus feeling about her?
Zeus likes her sometimes, is cranky at others. But then Zeus is cranky as it is.
Yes, you should definitely write those books about Charlie and Smudge…or maybe it’s Smudge and Charlie. Absolutely.
So… um.. speaking of Charlie photography… which was it, ball or stick?
What is Smudge’s opinion of the great ball or stick debate?
4 cats in 1 house? How many cats are you allowed to have before an “intervention” is staged?
The usual rule is “more than three and you’re a crazy cat lady”. Not sure how it applies to non-ladies.
Happy pets, happy life. Something like that anyhow.
I did notice an unexplained wrinkle over there.
I’d buy those books for the small people in my life… and probably myself as well if I’m being completely honest.
I feel compelled to point out the inequity of Smudge having ottoman residence rights whilst poor Charlie is doomed to post photo-opportunity eviction. Charlie is much too good natured to begrudge this, should she in fact ever notice…
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Wonderful! Our dog put up with several kitties when I was a kid!
Border Collies are allegedly the most intelligent breed of dogs. Yet in the 12 years she was with us, Lily never figured out that cats (in general) and Siamese ones (in particular) are not herd animals. A constant challenge for her, an unending source of semi-indulgent “dog…you really need to get a life…” for them.