Sunday, 1 June 2014

Share It Sunday, Life With Dogs And Cats!

Nominated by last week's guest blogger Mygbgvlife! 


Story: You never know about cats.


If I had to describe the essence of Tucker the terrier, I would probably say it all comes down to the Ball.  Tucker lives to play Ball. He could play Ball 24/7. Once the magic word leaves the lips of an unwary human, it lodges firmly in the brain of that obsessed dog like a burr in a collie’s coat. In the winter, Tucker plows through the snow, chasing those uncanny creatures, Snow Balls. In the summer, with his tongue hanging down to his knees, he’ll bring the Ball to anyone with thumbs. “Just one more,” his eyes plead. “I can stop any time. Just. One. More.”

When it’s too wet or snowy or dark–or we just happen to be inside–Tucker has a few official Inside Balls that he’s allowed to play with indoors. Usually when we sit down to watch the most recent episode of Downton Abbey or Justified (and yes both the husband and I watch both) Tucker will dig the Ball out from beneath a pile of stuffies (where we hid it after the last game) and toss it gleefully on the couch at the nearest sucker human.

Athena–who doesn’t understand why dogs exist in the first place and frankly isn’t even sure the other cats have a place in the world–knows this one thing about Tucker. When Tucker starts playing Ball, the cat will  strategically position herself on the coffee table so that Tucker has to walk by her to deliver his beloved to the designated thrower–and then she’ll swat the dog when he gets within reach.

Tucker has learned to be cautious around Athena. When she’s in position, he’ll sit on the other side of the coffee table with the saddest puppy dog face ever. He’ll sigh. Whine softly. Eventually, Athena will be satisfied with the level of torture–or bored with the game–and will sashay off to plot another fun moment.

Then there’s the time she held Tucker’s Ball for ransom.

Athena the cat hold's the dog's ball for ransom.

That was a terrible, horrible moment for the dog. We won’t go there. I think Tucker almost imploded that day.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone, then, that Tucker is a little suspicious of cats in general. So, even though Tucker and Calvin have hobbies in common: chasing things, watching birds and squirrels…

Calvin and Tucker looking out the window.

…you never know about cats. They might not be trustworthy

Tucker is a little suspicious of the cat

Without provocation, they could turn on you and…

Calvin loves Tucker

…rub your face.

Calvin loves everyone in the house–human or dog–even if the dog doesn’t know what to do with it


Life With Dogs And Cats!



Continuing to give something back on my 'Share It Sunday'. We all share and we grow together. Pop over and say hello and make a new friend.

From the author Molly The Wally.

33 comments:

  1. Lovely post. Beautifully written. Great to meet you Calvin and Tucker.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  2. love love love this story... the word Ball is a no no even in conversations, like saying oh wow, i had a ball... on no.. Jake loves to play ball just like Tucker.. but we have no cat to stop him...when it rains, i play kick the tennis ball to make it roll in the living room, he is not happy unless he has at least 5 ball games a day with his humans

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  3. Oh, now isn't this the cutest thing ever...TUCKER! YOU ARE SO CUTE! Look at that face, that LOOK! And in the end, the cat wins your heart. Precious as can be. I am having fun on this stormy Sunday, reading dog blogs....I am laughing so hard! I just saw a funny Youtube of a bulldog on a trampoline. OMD, was that hilarious. You guys, y'all just wanna have fun! XOXOX

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  4. Excellent post. Used to be, when I let the dogs out, the cats would scatter, but now they just lay there.

    Love it that the cat stole the dogs ball and decided to torture him a little! Poor dawgie!

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  5. Awww such a sweet story,xx Speedy

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  6. Yes, my cat would definitely do this! Thanks for the fun story. Have a great Sunday!

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  7. Ooohhh we love to chase the cats. I have tought Vaks what to do so he chases the cats too LOL. Sniff from Laika and Vaks.

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  8. Hmm Yes you never know about cats ~ Spotty Dotty the feline resident keeps sneaking in on my cushy blankets with my puppies ~ Grrr
    Happy Day Molly,
    Cricket momma boxer at Whimsy Willows Farm :)

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  9. That was such a cute post!!!

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  10. Never trust a cat BOL. Have a super Sunday Molly and Mom xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  11. Agreed. Cats are--no doubt--untrustworthy.

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  12. They are always good for a surprise, think that makes cats so special :o) The last picture is beautiful. Have a super sunday and many thanks for sharing this super cute friends!

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  13. We don't have kitties, but we do follow that blog, so we get the great stories.

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  14. oh, this was SO sweet! loved it!

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  15. I really love the eyes Tucker makes in these pictures. It's as if he's saying, "Dont. Trust. This. Cat."

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  16. That is cute...but I'm not sure cats can be trusted. I'd keep one eye open, just sayin'

    Wyatt

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  17. Ahhhh what a cute story of a beautifully blended family
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  18. I sooooo understand this ball thing. Nice to meet another ball fanatic!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  19. Always nice to see our friend's over at Molly's! Hope you had a great week Molly and a relaxing Sunday!

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  20. Tucker's face looks so much like my GBGV's! Cute post and I love cat/dog posts.

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  21. From Pocket: I think if a cat took my dog and held it for ransom my head would explode

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  22. AWWWWWWWWWWWWwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Molly... that Last picture is just.. Sweeter than Maple Syrup.

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  23. We knew Tucker when he was called something else MOL Great post on share it Sunday, Molly xox

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  24. Oh boy, I wouldn't trust no kitty kat
    Lily & Edward

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  25. Mollie, thanks for featuring this fun blog today, which we do follow. The post was so cute and amusing. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  26. Hi Calvin and Tucker! If only Beamer had that kind of relationship with my kitty. Never in a million years...

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  27. We love Life with Dogs n Cats. Beautiful CUTE story. Golden Woofs

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  28. Love this blog! Thanks for sharing!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  29. That's awesome! Thanks for sharing Molly!!

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  30. We had Maddie cat come live with us for a while. She was a good cat, but she didn't like us much and would hiss at us. She did help catch any flies or mosquitoes that got in the house.

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  31. Sweet story. Hope the ball got sprung eventually.

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