Yeah? Well I can do better than that!
Jessie, adorable dog, friend to many, advisor to all, warden over Bo, that cat that lives in the house: Did you know that about one million dogs have actually been named as primary beneficiaries in their owners’ wills? Wonder what I am getting? Did you also know that about 33% of those who own dogs will admit that they actually talk to their dogs on the phone or leave them a message on voicemail! (Okay, that is kind of weird. Usually my agent fields those types of calls!)
Bo: Well, I can one-up you there, buddy! Cats, not dogs, are the most common pets in America. It is our 66 million to your 58 million. You are way out-numbered!
Jessie: So? Dogs have such large pupils and a wide field of vision that we are really good at following moving targets, er, objects!
Bo: This is music to my ears: Cats have more than 100 vocal sounds. You poor dogs only have ten.
Jessie: I only need one to tell you where to put it! Moving on, it has been noted that those who own pets live longer, exprerience less stress, and have fewer heart attacks….unless, of course, they live with the likes of Bo.
Bo: Did you know that the prairie dog is not actually a dog at all? It is a RODENT! A distant relative, perhaps, Jessie?
Jessie: I have to go. I hear they may be making a monument in my honor somewhere, and I want to be on hand for the unveiling. There are more monuments in the world made after dogs than cats anyway.
Bo: Yes…and many dogs have “pee’d” on them?
(If Bo and Jessie have not put more Joy of Living into your day, then contact the pet sitting experts at Joy of Living in Kansas City so that your pets can be happy, safe, and loved whenever you have to go out of town.)