Haiku by Dog: Cool

Haiku by Dog: cats are cool once you / get to know them, as long as / they don't eat your food

Today’s haiku is by Lilah.

While my cats and dogs don’t always spend time together, they do share space. Sometimes happily, sometimes grudgingly.

Part of the challenge is they don’t speak the same language. For example, when a dog wags her tail, it means she’s happy. When a cat wags her tail, it means she’s irritated. They can’t read each other, and don’t understand each other. But they respect each other.

So despite the differences in language, background, size and worldview, the animals in my house get along. They agree to disagree. And they share couches, laps and people.

As for me —the human in the bunch — I just love being able to watch them all interact. Life with dogs and cats is never dull, and usually full of warmth and love.

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10 Comments on "Haiku by Dog: Cool"

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  1. meowmeowmans says:

    Love this! Your line about the tail language of cats and dogs made me smile. One of the dog walkers at PAWS once told us that one of the cats liked her, because he always wagged his tail when he saw her. We had to break the news to her gently… 🙂

  2. easy rider says:

    there is a lot of canine wisdom in your haiku… it’s super cool :o)

  3. Kitties Blue says:

    This is such a sweet post, and it warms our hearts that even if they are not best of friends, you don’t have constant inter-species squabbles. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  4. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    catz R all wayz cool
    even if they eat yur food
    coz it iz a loud

  5. Ann Staub says:

    Mine seem to get along grudgingly a lot lol. I am quite pleased that Shiner and Roadside do very well together at least.

  6. No offense, but we’re kinda glad that we don’t have to share our space with a dog. 😉

  7. Huh. I never thought about the different body language between dogs and cats (like the “wagging” tail). Great poem, Lilah!

  8. Emma says:

    We dogs and cats get along for the most part here at my house too, but cats tend to steal food and beds from us dogs all the time.

  9. We love you haiku, and we love that your animals get along despite misunderstanding possibilities because of their tails ! Purrs

  10. Jen says:

    Well said!! I totally agree with you. I have two dogs and two cats. (And two horses but they are of course in the stables.) And you are so right! Never dull always something going on…with love

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