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If You Ignore Her, Will She Go Away?

Posted on Jan 15, 2016 by Lisa Ricard Claro   10 Comments | Posted in Observations From the Tub

Welcome to Observations from the Tub, a regular Friday feature here at Writing in the Buff. This week I want to share a series of pics I took of our dog, Rigby, and cat, Tabby, who prove once again that cats rule and dogs…are tolerant of their megalomaniacal ways.


Rigby Tabby 1st pic series 4
Rigby Tabby 2nd pic series 1


Rigby Tabby 3rd pic series 2

Rigby Tabby Final pic series 3


What does your dog do to prove—or disprove—his/her tolerance? If you have both a dog and a cat, are they pals? Or do they simply coexist?

Have a great weekend. See you Monday for Pawsitive Pondering!

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10 Responses to "If You Ignore Her, Will She Go Away?"

  1. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    January 15, 2016 at 7:13 am  

    Our cat rules the household. No dog for him to terrorize or run from. Have a great weekend.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 18, 2016 at 7:37 am  

      He may rule the roost, but I’m sure he’s a benevolent dictator. 🙂

  2. Comment by Claudia
    January 15, 2016 at 10:39 am  

    Ha, our dog is tolerant of nothing but her own opinions!!! Likes all things when and how she wants and then she is a sweetie…but woe to those who disagree!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 18, 2016 at 7:37 am  

      Sounds like she’s figured out her humans and knows how to get what she wants. lol

  3. Comment by Pat
    January 15, 2016 at 5:41 pm  

    The interaction between new puppy Winston, and old codger cat Bogey, has been interesting. Bogey seems both fascinated and repelled. Winston is far too much into “bitey-everything” he can grab to make other four-footers love him.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 18, 2016 at 7:38 am  

      My daughter’s puppy, Ruby, is the same way. When they visit, all the other animals vamoose. lol

  4. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    January 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm  

    Buttons used to love to play with other dogs. We’ve found that he now doesn’t have much tolerance. He will sometimes appear that he wants to play and then, without warning, snap at the very dog he had been playing with. I’m thinking it might be old age as he’s somewhere around 13.

    Have a good weekend!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 18, 2016 at 7:39 am  

      Haha…Buttons is like me. It’s the gray hair. Brings out an attitude! lol

  5. Comment by Sioux
    January 15, 2016 at 7:56 pm  

    We used to have dogs and cats, and they lived together quite peacefully. Cats–even seniors without claws–have a way of letting all the other four-leggers know that THEY are at the top of the pecking order. Often, the cats would cuddle with the dogs, or would come up and rub up against them.

    A picture of Rigby is what I would see in the dictionary if I looked up the word “patience” or “tolerance” or “sweet-natured.” What a pair they are!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      January 18, 2016 at 7:41 am  

      Exactly, Sioux. Tabby is a clawless senior, but she’s in charge of everything. The only time Rigby warns her off is when she gets too aggressive with her ear nuzzling. lol

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