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Why I sleep with dogs: Paul the Cat’s side of the story

November 19, 2010

Richter the Cat reported yesterday that Paul the Cat was found in bed canoodling with a dog. Paul couldn’t be reached for comment at the time, but today he shares his side of the story.

It’s not what it looks like. I swear — it really isn’t.

OK, well, I guess technically speaking it is exactly what it looks — I am laying head-to-head — in bed — with a dog. But the idea that I’m enjoying it is absolutely, positively, 100 percent …

Paul the Cat

You're judging ME? Well, I'm judging YOU.

OK, well I guess that’s true too. But I can explain.

Picture this: It’s the middle of the day. You’re deep in sleep on the large comfortable bed that the humans hog during your nightly prowl.  It’s soft and cozy, and the sun is shining on you, warming you to the core. You feel happy, relaxed, and content. You’re alone. You’re in cat heaven.

And then all of a sudden — out of no where — a 35-pound canine  leaps up on to the bed and tries to steal your sweet spot. What do you do? Do you (A) give into the fleabag and take cover under some piece of furniture or (B) refuse to budge an inch and hold onto what is rightfully yours with all your cat might. I choose the latter because I’m Paul the Cat, and I’m not afraid of dogs.

Did I enjoy this? Yes. I did. Richter was right — I am grinning in those pictures. However, that’s because I know that I’m doing a huge favor for felines by not surrendering my rightful sleeping spot. This isn’t just a win for me; it’s a win for cats everywhere.

Judge me if you will. But I did something that most of you cats would be too afraid of. Peggy Sue the Dog wanted me off that bed — she wanted my glorious part of the blanket. But I’m stubborn and tough and badass and refused to give into the pooch.  Hey, that’s just the kind of guy I am.

So, Richter, while you’re sleeping soundly in your non-canine home — I’m out in the REAL world, battling for the freedom of all cats.

Yeah. You’re welcome.

– Paul the Black Cat


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