Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The attack of the tiger!

Arthur, Arthur.. you're a piece of work you know. We adopted you when friends of ours moved to a different place and they couldn't bring you. Ever since, we have taken care of you and we got used to your own little habits. Drinking from the tap in the tub, is your specialty but also necessary to make sure you don't get bladder infections. There's also the fish bowl to drink out of, but you still prefer the tap in the bathroom.

All of a sudden, you had to share the household attention with a whippet. You had no idea what to think of her, but you had no reason to dislike her either. Well, at least, that's how we see it. Only 6 months later, a second whippet came to live with us and you stuck to your opinion: they weren't welcome.. They don't bother you, but you love to tease them. Waiting around the hedge in the backyard, ready to attack them when they come outside to play. Your nails are sharp as razor blades and whippet skin is so thin it's like the skin of a baby mouse. I can see the grin on your face when you catch them by surprise. You are so proud of yourself and you sit up straight to make yourself taller. That's when you lick your fur and indulge yourself in victory.. You're very lucky these whippets hold no grudge against you! They have not made one single attempt to get back at you, on the contrary. Inthe is the first one in line to make sure we let you in the house, whenever you're sitting on the window sill. Too bad you can't see that.. Both whippets are so patient with you and they really care for you. Don't you remember, when you weren't feeling so well, they came to visit you with every sneeze they heard? Just try to love them back, Arthur, they mean no harm.

2 comments:

Stijn said...

is Arthur echt zo nen sloeber...
Hebben de hondjes nog niet teveel schrammen in hun vel?

Bittersweet said...

't is een specialleke...
Ze hebben al regelmatig een serieuze kras gekregen.