Where is my cat?

June 8, 2005 @ 09:06 am ๐Ÿ”— Post Link

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Iโ€™m a cat lover trying to love dogs. Well, one dog anyway. I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll ever feel the same about both animals. Puppies are a lot of work. They donโ€™t know anything. And it seems anything they are taught they forget. Iโ€™m sure anyone who has taken part in caring for a puppy knows it is not glamorous. I find it frustrating and exhausting. Kittens by comparison are a breeze. Puppies require constant supervision. Everything (and I do mean everything) go into their mouths. Over and over and over again. I can rationalize their behaviour until Iโ€™m blue in the face (oh, it is a puppy, that is how they are, they will learn in timeโ€ฆ blah, blah, blah) but I still feel a ting of frustration after the 4th time Iโ€™ve told the puppy OFF! the plants in 10 minutes.

Now Iโ€™m sure my ignorance in how to properly control and command the puppy has a lot to do with it. I donโ€™t know dogs very well. I donโ€™t know their behaviour is telling me to let the dog out I need to go. Dog behaviour is much more complicated to me. Cats are simple, show them the litter box, feed them, love them, done. Maybe this is an unfair comparison. Cats and dogs are so very different. But Iโ€™ve always lived around a cat. My exposure to dogs has been very limited until the past 2 years.

I marvel at my gfโ€™s ability and understanding on what to do. There should be planning involved to raise the puppy. I mean if you want to puppy to learn you need to know how to teach. As puppies go, Iโ€™m sure Tanga is actually quite average in behaviour. Puppies need to explore, experience, discover and understand. I wish I had more energy and aptitude for this process. Iโ€™m beginning to think I donโ€™t.