We had a pretty taxing morning here at “Casa De Dakota” .
It started at about 4:45 am when my brother Cody, aka ”The Henchman” (as Dad so aptly calls him), proceeded to strut through our condo like Paul Revere…shouting with all of his might “Feed Me NOW, Feed Me NOW!!” (you cat lovers out there think kitties are saying “meow” they are really saying “Feed Me NOW!“
That was all well and good for a while.
About an hour later he was discovered in our pet food closet (thankfully Mom didn’t see this or she would have lost her mind). I went into full -Sheltie throttle mode. Let the herding begin!!
I barked and circled and shrieked until Dad came and discovered Cody who he said was just “sitting there looking at him.” (He tries to look innocent but I can see right through that facade!)
Dad closed the closet door….
He did it AGAIN!!
This time he was in MUCHO trouble! MOM saw him! She discovered that he was trying to scratch through a bag of cat food that Mom was saving to give to a rescue. Thankfully he didn’t puncture the bag with his can-opener-like claws and sword-like teeth.
Everything was fine til a few hours later. Mom was getting ready to run errands and was giving me my
pacifier Kong ball. She called Cody too for his food and he didn’t come. Mom didn’t think much of it and left.
When she returned she noticed Cody’s food was untouched. (She had never seen that in the four years he has lived with us). Mom went into major panic mode.
I watched as she ran and opened closets, the bathroom, she looked in every one of Cody’s hiding spots and couldn’t find him anywhere. Then, she starts yelling at ME saying “Where’s your brother!? Where’s your brother!!?? It’s not funny Dakota, where’s your brother!!??” (I was thinking, “dogs laugh? That’s a new one on me!”)
“If I knew THAT crazy cat woman I would tell you so I wouldn’t have to listen to your ranting and raving!”
Then I heard Mom crying…I felt really bad. She was saying “I lost my cat! I lost my cat!!”
She went back to the bedroom closet and opened the door for the FOURTH TIME…out popped….CODY!! Mom was mad cause he just strolled by with his tail in the air all happy and proud and went straight to his food bowl.
Cats….I’ll tell ya, what a pain! Cody caused more than his share of trouble today and I was the one who got blamed!!!