There's an old saying about how this is a "dog eat dog" world. Well, perhaps if dogs had something better on the menu, it wouldn't need to be that way. With that in mind, I present the photo to the left (aka, "evidence to the superior intellect of dogs").
That is our cat. In case the picture isn't particularly clear, that is also our dog's food dish. We did not put her in there as a photo op!
I'm still trying to figure out how, exactly, I became a cat guy. Once upon a time, I was super manly. It was me and my dog. We watched a lot of sports, drank a lot of beer (more me than the dog), licked ourselves in unimaginable places (more the dog than me), and did cool guy stuff (even though my dog is a girl dog).
Okay, fine, I've never been "super manly." Yes, I like sports and drink beer sometimes, but I don't hunt or build things or watch Dancing with the Stars. You know, cool guy stuff. Instead, I enjoy writing and intellectual pursuits and playing soccer. Heck, the fact that I blog probably says something. I mean, it seems like 90% (and that's probably low...) of my fellow bloggers are not men.
This isn't to say that I'm effeminate, though. My wife says that I'm a good mix. I'm not super obnoxious, but not over-the-top with my feelings. Sure, I weep profusely when I watch The Notebook, but what straight guy doesn't? [silence, interrupted only by the sound of crickets chirping]
Anyhow, I've always been a "dog guy," but then a couple years back my wife came home from picking up her son from his friend's house. When she came through the door, I was greeted with "Don't get mad at me," as an aside, I rarely get mad at anything except stupid drivers and establishments like large corporations or the gov't, "but we now have a cat."
I think I scratched my head and said "Huh."
Somewhere along the line, the cat thought the dog's food dish was as safe a place to park her furry little behind as any other. I guess she proved herself right, since she's still around.
Eh, the odds are pretty good the cat will come back up at some point or another, so consider this her introduction...