The universe must have shifted on its axis because I saw a cat in the dog park. My first thought was this was the end of times because why would a cat be in a Dog Park? I celebrate diversity like the next dog but come on? We got to live with these animals that their soul purpose in life is to torment us.
They sit on the fence flipping their tail while looking us dead in the eyes from on top of the fence. Standing just a few feet out of reach meowing while we are teathered by a leash. Cats walk along the fence at dog park just to tease use because they know we can’t jump the fence to get them without suffering the wrath of our parents. Worst yet we don’t get to go the park because the cats tease us. How fair is that?
Now there is a cat in the dog park? Where does it say “cat park or dog and cat park?” It doesn’t! Okay, I really don’t know what the sign says but the sign has been read to me and I’m pretty sure they said dog park.
I’m all for any animal to run around the rest of the park, but the dog park? Really people. I’ve seen pigs on the outside of the dog park just strolling down the path. Was I upset about that? No, the pig has every right to be in the park. Was I upset with the deer or bunny rabbits? No, because the park is for everyone.
The dog park on the other hand is a completely different issue. Us dogs have very few areas were we can run and play in public places. Most of the time we have to be on a leash for our own protection. In a dog park, it’s our retreat from the rest of the world. This is were we can be ourselves.
We can be dogs! Hence the sign that says “Dog Park”! I don’t have to defend why it is called a dog park because it is a dog park. Who in the right mind brings a cat to a dog park? I couldn’t believe my eyes that a person actually brought a cat, all swaddled up in a blanket. Who does that? Maybe the cat was actually in a straight jacket because it was crazy. Maybe, maybe the cat was so crazy that it actually thought it was a dog.
I could totally understand why a cat would want to be a dog. Just look at our disposition. Dogs are basically happy. Hell you don’t have to ask a dog twice if they want to go for a car ride or walk. When is the last time you saw a cat willing go for a walk on a leash or a car ride?
I saw a guy trying to walk a cat down the side walk once. Every pole the cat walked by it wrapped the leash around it. When the guy went to untangle the leash the cat clawed at him. What a mean cat, when I get twisted up around a pole I’m more than happy for the help. The cat on the other hand only wanted to attach the guy helping them.
Now I’m staring at a swaddled cat in the dog park. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Other dogs were also amazed. They would look in disbelief. We all looked then took a second look but couldn’t believe our eyes so we would simply go back to playing.
My mom couldn’t believe her eyes either. She walked up to the person with the swaddled cat in their arms and said “you’re brave” then walked away.
Brave? Brave! Bravery has nothing to do with it. The person and/or the cat have to be crazy. Who brings a cat to a dog park?! The last I know is that nothing happened to the cat or the person who brought it.
I’ve seen a lot of things in my life, but a cat in a dog park has to top the list. It ranks up there with the salmon swimming up stream and the cow running down the road. The world is a strange place and gets strange the longer I’m in it.