One of the late night TV talk shows features Stupid Dog Tricks.
Theyre kind of an Everyman or Everydog feature showing the dumb things
that animals can do that bring a smile to your face.
But have you ever thought that we animals might have a similar program when we
We call it Stupid Human Tricks!
And I (humble barn cat though I am - although Ive never seen a cat that thought
themselves humble) have one that would make it!
You see, I have a routine when I see its dinner time.
Heres how it goes: I sleep in the hay mow in the barn. (Yes I have a heated pad
but I can nestle better in the hay.)
From there I watch from my perch as the horses get fed. And when thats finished
I know my owner is heading back to the house where my food is kept under the deck.
And I am off and running.
My route goes from the barn, across the yard, behind the bushes, leaping onto the
steps, then under the windows, jump to the top of the dog house, and then fly to the picnic
table stored under the deck and hop over to the wood pile where my dish is kept.
No trick here yet.
The clue is that the feed bin is between the dog house and the picnic table.
The trick is that the I am usually in hiding. And my owner has no idea when I will
pounce! And she, poor dear, does not know if I will miss her in my flying leap or
WHAP! shes been hit by a flying fur ball!
But if you look quick youll see me sitting calmly by my dish waiting for this
stupid human trick to get over and I can eat!