Quote of the Day – Cats and Dogs

“I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves.” -August Strindberg

Not only do I enjoy August Strindberg’s works, I LOVE this quote. Because dogs intimidate the CRAP out of me. They are so LOUD. And NEEDY. And they DROOL.

I have spent the last ten years trying to get over my fear and loathing of dogs because some of my favorite people own them.

And to make the matter worse, my son CLEARLY deserves a dog. He tries with our three cats. He chases them here and there, and for a minute, they chase back. Then POOF! They’re gone. And my son is alone, asking: Where’s Juno? Where’s Loki? Where’s Calliope?

So my ten-year-old cats may be in for a surprise in the next few years.

But don’t worry my furry babies, I’ll be cowering in the corner along with you.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

12 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – Cats and Dogs

  1. Oh dear! I had no idea! Sampson is super quite. Not a barker in general. He is needy though and is quite slobbery after a drink of water. However, he will happily cuddle and sit in your lap. All he really wants in life is to be loved on. He'd much rather sit and eat cake with you rather than chase a ball. We have a lot in common.

  2. Haha Juno looks like a butter ball! And you totally need to get a dog! Please refer to S's facebook page where he has a pic of E playing fetch with himself haha!

  3. Love it! Love the pic. My cats are quite similar. We do have a dog, and yet my daughter loves them all equally, or seems to! 🙂 Stopping by from TMN!

  4. Yay! I'm so glad that you came to visit!
    My big question is: do your cats and dogs love your daughter equally? 😉 Because my cats don't seem to know what to do with my energetic preschooler!

  5. Don't worry, I felt the EXACT same way about dogs my whole life… until we got Jasmine as a puppy. I always said “I'll never not own a cat”, now I say “I'll always have atleast one dog”. I love my kitties but dogs really do have so much personality and just want to please you. I never thought I'd own, much less love a dog, but anything is possible 🙂

  6. That's so funny. I am open-minded. Although E said today: “I don't like dogs. I like CATS.” So maybe I'll get away without 'em? 😛

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