I am sick and working from home today. (I may or may not have HGTV on in the background; I’m not telling.) As I sit in bed typing on my laptop and try really hard to focus on this conference call, I have discovered that my cat and dog are engaged in an epic battle of wills.
I legitimately feel terrible but this is too good not to share.
10:20 am: I am joined in bed by the cat. Love the cat.
10:37: The dog jumps up onto the bed. Cat hates the dog, hisses. Dog (pretty but not very smart) wags tail, turns in circle repeatedly, lies down. Dog is staying reasonably far away from cat, so cat decides to ignore him and goes back to sleep.
10:51: Neighbor cat approaches window. Jealous. Totally wants in on this stay-in-bed action. (Please ignore terribly messy bedroom and unused, dust-covered stair-stepping exercise machine.) Dog and cat ignore the interloper. All is calm.
10:51: DOG IS ENCROACHING. (Also being gross, licking self.) Cat is ALARMED. Dirty looks are dispensed.
11:00: Dog wags tail hopefully. Cat hisses, vacates bed, removes self to large white chair. Dog stretches out, starts to snore.
12:11 pm: Other cat jumps onto bed and scares away dog. Lays down strategically to prevent me from typing. BELATED CAT VICTORY.