Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dog Lover vs. Cat Lover



I grew up with cats and Mr. Tennis grew up with dogs. It's as simple as that.  When we met in college it was one area where we didn't see eye to eye. Our first dog, Ziggy, the German Shepherd taught me all about the canine ways and I found out how wonderful that species can be.  We have had a succession of dogs every since throughout our almost 30 year marriage.



Our first cat (as a couple) was Cheetah, a beautiful calico.  I like to think Mr. Tennis came to enjoy the feline ways and appreciate their unique differences to dogs.  He cried right along beside me when we had to have Cheetah put to sleep, just as he did with Ziggy and numerous other felines and canines along the way.


Shopping a few months ago I came across a couple of cute signs and I knew I had finally found what I wanted to hang in my interior window "shutters" that I put up several months ago in our bedroom.







They go just perfectly because even though "his" sign hangs on his side of the bed,



















 and "my" sign hangs on my side, I think they represent that two people can appreciate and learn to love one another's pet preferences.

















 And indeed we did! Four dogs, 5 cats and two people who learned along the way that each species has something to love and enjoy.  And as the sign says, they've made us laugh a lot too!  (Not to mention numerous hamsters, birds, reptiles and fish).

Now, if we could just get our bed back from the miscreants who have brazenly taken it over...


Linking to Angela's Tuesday Show and Tail!  Take a look.                                                                                                            



11 comments:

Mr. Connor said...

Cats /dogs ~ aren't they great. You ALWAYS have someone to talk to and THEY always have the right answer. Great company ~ most of the time !

Erika and Blair,xoxo said...

Ahahaha who is the most wonderful kitty caught bathing on your bed?? Mommy and the roommates taught that it is not allowed to bathe or play on the bed. It is for sleeping only or homework or dvds. But I do love your kitty sign on your bed I think it would be lovely to play with whoops I meant sleep with. Mom says she loves the signs and would have to hang both on her side since she can't decide whether she is a cat or dog lover, she loves us all.

Angela said...

Your bed? I think NOT! lol It appears to me that THEY let YOU sleep in THEIR bed! hehehe

Did they all get in there at the same time? I mean do you look around and think where are they all at and then go looking for them to find them in THEIR bed? lol

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela

Olive Cooper said...

Ha! I am the cat one but Joe appreciates Clovis more and more. I love those signs. It is great you have so many pets to love. I have trouble getting my one to the vet on time. ♥o

Claudia said...

I am a dog lover. Don had cats and still would like one, but I'm allergic. He loves dogs, too.

xo
Claudia

Cooper and Lola said...

I haven't had a cat around since I was a kid, but we love our pups

Chatty Crone said...

There is no way you will ever be lonely or bored. sandie

Sammy said...

hahaha those are amazing! i literally got teary-eyed when i imagined mr. tennis crying over the passing of some of your pets :[...LOVE the picture of the creatures taking over your bed haha!!

Nanniepannie said...

I like you, always considered myself a cat person, that to say befor I lived with a dog. What a delight. So loving and eager to please. I linked with Angela late Tuesday, come by and visit.

Linda said...

Such a great post...I love all your miscreants... The laugh sign is wonderful!

Simply Debbie said...

I found you through a comment you left on Chatty Crone's blog.
Your design cat lover...dog lover IS THE SWEETEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN AND I HAVE THOSE SHEETS....I AM THE CAT LOVER...MY HUSBAND USE TO HATE CATS BUT WE HAVE 2 DOGS AND 3 CATS AND THEY ALL GET ALONG...IT WOULD BE SO VERY SAD WITHOUT THEM SINCE WE ARE EMPTY NESTERS.
I LIKE WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY ABOUT FRIENDSHIP AND IT ALSO IS THE SAME FOR SOME FAMILY MEMBERS.
YOU SOUND LIKE A FRIEND I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE.
YOUR BEDROOM SHOULD BE IN A MAGAZINE...I JUST LOVE IT.
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
Simply Debbie
P.S. I LOVE THE ANGEL IN YOUR NEWEST POST...I HAVE ANGELS SETTING EVERYWHERE AND SHE IS UNUSUAL AND WHAT A BLESSING SHE COST. ANGELS TO ME ARE FOR YEAR ROUND AND CHRISTMAS TIME IS A GOOD TIME TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.