Mark’s parents are coming home which has me all kinds of elated. And tired. Mark has been cleaning so hard that I worked up a sweat. Let’s just say that it was intense around here this weekend.
Not only are Mark’s parents going to be here, but they’re bringing they’re little dog, too. I’m loving this because I love all animals, and can’t wait to hug on Mac the Chihuahua. Mark, however, has some reservations…
Marie: Hey, Nala, I bet you can’t wait until your new friend Mac the Chihuahua gets here!
Mark: They aren’t going to be friends.
Marie: Why wouldn’t they be friends? Nala is friends with everyone. Friendliest darn cat I’ve ever met.
Mark: No. Cats and dogs are natural enemies.
Marie: You do know cartoons aren’t real, don’t you?
Nala: Meow, meow, meow (fyi, that was cat laughter).
Mark: Think about it, have you ever seen cats stick around when a dog barks? They aren’t meant to co-exist.
Marie: Our cats hide when the doorbell rings. It’s called being a scaredy CAT for a reason.
This exact conversation has happened approximately 3 times this weekend. It’s driving me batty. I’m starting to believe Mark and I’m having nightmares of a Jets vs Sharks like showdown happening between Nala & Mac. Not cool.
So I need to know some things:
How do you get cats and dogs to co-exist?
Where did the cats and dogs hate each other MYTH come from?
Do you think a cat could take a chihuahua, ya know, if it came to it?
What cartoon truth do you wish really was real?