Dog Actually More of A Cat Person
SEATTLE, W.A. - Darby, a laid back golden retriever/boxer mix, caused a bit of controversy in choosing to spend time with the mellow cats in the house rather than his bros at the dog park, sources allege.
“I dig the vibes cats gives off way more,” explains Darby from the medium sized dog bed on which he spends most of his time. “I can talk with them about real things, like philosophy, politics, and the best nap spots.”
Darby was raised the only dog in a home of three cats. He considers Rosie, Pasta, and Big Hank, to be more like family than his own kind.
“The cats pretty much boss him around,” says Darby’s owner, Elizabeth. “They quickly showed him who’s boss and he picked it up pretty fast. Now they’re inseparable and cuddle together all the time.”
In the past, Darby has tried to fit in with his own dog kind, but was quickly turned off by their aggressive barks, intense energies, and preferences for the rear regions. Living with cats, he claims, has been better for his stress levels, and his fur is the cleanest it’s ever been.
“Dogs just want to chew up everything while cats just want to sleep on everything,” says Darby. “That’s a way better life view to live by, I think. Oh, except when they scratch up everything, but mostly a better lifestyle; mostly.”
And the cats are grateful for him, too. Eldest feline Big Hank had been emotionally scarred by dogs in the past, but is hopeful that a progressive dog like Darby means a promising future.
“In my dream world, there are only cats,” says Big Hank. “As it should be.”
Article by Courtney Paige Barnett - @OpenBarnett