If Athena and Tucker were on Facebook, their relationship status would probably be listed as “It’s Complicated.”
When Athena gets the Kitty Crazies, Tucker tries to play with her, thinking she’s asking for a game of Chase. The nongame usually ends with a hiss and a swat. Athena ambushes Tucker when he’s playing Inside Ball, positioning herself between the dog and his designated thrower. She even held held his ball for ransom once. True story.
Yet there are times when the two of them speak the same language.
In the three photos below my dog and my cat are saying so much — and it’s sweet, endearing, and very special.
As a student of dog and cat behavior — and language — I can understand most of what is going on. I’ll provide translations below each photo.
When animals talk, so much is spoken — without words.
If a cat and a dog can learn each other’s languages — and learn to read ours as well — we can learn too.
As for Tucker and Athena, just like humans, sometimes they rub each other the wrong way and sometimes they rub each other the right way.
How do your pets communicate with you — and with other members of your family?
You may also like:
- You Never Know About Cats
- Oh Brother! A Story of Love Between a Dog and a Cat
- Text from Cat: Having a ball
- Text from Cat: Touching
- Text from Dog: She wants it
- Text from Dog: Playing games
- Photo: Love with find a way
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