Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ask The Petjubilee Pets: Cat Chasing?

Warning: The advice and comments in the Ask The Petsjubilee Pets posts are for fun only and not meant in any way to represent real advice. Since the pets are the ones responding to the questions, the humans shall and forever remain blameless for whatever the animals post.

As promised from last week, we are answering this letter:

dear sasha, why won't my mommy and daddy let me chase the cats? i thought they got them for me to play with. They really look like fun the way they all play together, but mom says I play too rough. What does that word mean? bitey in bethlehem

Dear bitey in bethlehem,
Sasha here. Rough, to the humans means using your teeth. Trust me on this one. Every time I play bite as a pup, my mommy would say too rough be nice. Humans, never let us use our teeth for anything but eating.

I posed this problem to my fellow creatures on the petsjubilee team. Which of course, created a huge debate among the cats and dogs. We had to even call in the "piggies" to help out with a little peace talk negotiations.
The peeps were all about telling you to try and get along with the cats. A typical response from the furless ones cause we all know how well they get along with people they don't like. (barking under my breath) Shall we remind them of the female dog word used so often now. Not like us girl dogs want that kind of rep to begin with. But anyways, back to the problem at paw.
So with the "piggies" help, we came up with a middle ground. So basically, the cats are firm on the idea "Cats are not chew toys!" We dogs think the fat kitties out there need a little exercise. What better way to get their chubby buns a work out than a little dogercizing chase game. Right? So chase the cats, but no bitey. For the humans out there, it is kind of like "I smoked it, but I didn't inhale." Not quite sure what that means, but the "piggies" told me to explain it that way so the humans would understand.
Hope this helps.

Your Friend In Fur,

Next Sunday we will be answering this letter and hopefully a few more (hint hint):

Dear Sasha,

I am a dachshund mix hound dog. I was rescued and have been living with my new family since I was a pup, about 7 years. My problem started about 6 months ago when my family took in another puppy, a Yorkie named, we’ll call him John. He isn’t nice to me at all. I’ve got tons of seniority (and weight) on him, but he acts like he’s the boss. He won’t let me sleep on the bed with my mom where I have always slept, so now I am on the floor with the big dog. Grrrr… I am last in line for treats, behind the big dog and my used-to-be best friend, we’ll call him Mo, and this new ’boss’. He and ’Mo’ are best friends now and seem to leave me out of the fun. Now I have to admit, I’m not the life of the party -- sometimes I can even be a little neurotic, but this disrespect seems to be growing. What can I do?

The Disgusted Dachshund

Please, e-mail your questions for Ask The Petsjubilee Pets to Also, please put APP in the subject of the letter. Click on the picture below to get to a special treasury featuring kitty related items On ETSY.


HappyDapperDogs said...

Boudreaux here, i say, "Let the chasing, i mean exercise, begin! kitty, kitty...

makingstuffwithlove said...

Very good advice, Sasha! We do frown on using your teeth for anything but eating. How clever to call the chase 'exercise' lol Glad you are able to call in all your buddies to help with what to do -- even the piggies :) Great treasury, too! We talk on dogs so often, the cats needed a nod :)

Three Wishes Collective said...

great answer, Sasha! It would be great if we could all learn this little lesson, (especially the furless ones): "chase, no bite".

Giupetto and Gianna Tails said...

Great answer and explanation in human terms. LOL
"No bitey" has become an oftem used phrase now to both Gianna the dog and DaVinci, the bird.

AngelPups said...

Thank goodness our Mom thinks kitty exercise is a good thing!! Like we wrote on our blog the other day, we get to chase pretty much anything that comes into our yard...and if kitties want to "play" they can come on over....but Mom only lets us catch the "fake ones"...!

And thank you so much for putting our "Crazy Cat" slate in your treasury!! We are just now seeing it! That's just what the kitties look like while we chase them around the yard, but once they make it out of the fence they act real cool again....Ha!