March 16, 2016 by The Dog Rules
They’re everywhere. They come in all sizes, shapes and forms. Silently observing your every move, they follow your movements with covert laser-beam eyes and perky radar ears. If you should happen to look their way they are instantly occupied with some (other) minutia. Some rarely, if ever, break their cover.
They delicately inveigle their way into our lives. They cunningly wrap our hearts in their paws. We never notice that we’ve been taken-in until we are irrevocably captured and under their enchantment and then it is too late.
There are times when it is possible for us to see through the enchantment. In that most holy of places for the ‘Lert, “The Temple That Is The Kitchen” they sometimes forget themselves and show their true colors. With feigned disinterest they casually make their rounds to inspect the Kitchen Floor, looking for a potential offering. Some of the smaller variety also patrol the Counters when we are not looking. If, by some odd chance, we notice them they instantly look away to disarm us with the “I wasn’t doin’ nuffin'” look. The smaller one sits and polishes his face and fore-paws. The larger simply departs like he was merely looking for something he misplaced. It is the big sigh that gives him away.
So look at your dog… your cat… Are they secretly a ‘Lert?