Raccoony's reconnaissance patrol
||Raccoony had enough of being scared
"What was this dog thing?" she wondered.
heart led young Bobcat on the patrol. He
followed her to check out the dog's food and water.
"Well!" said Raccoony. "Whatever this thing is it eats and
drinks. It has dry food that smells funny. I wouldn't eat that."
she remarked Bobcat.
||Their old cat door had been replaced
with a huge dog door. Raccoony checked it out to see if they could
use it as an escape route should the big beast dog Tyler come after them.
||Bobcat heard Tyler!
"Uh, oh!" he thought to his cat self. "The dog! Time to split"
Bobcat knew that discretion was the better part of valor as Rusty
often reminded him.
Meanwhile, at puppy class
||Tyler's last puppy school class
Summer was over, and so was Tyler's puppy class.
Puppy class was a bit chaotic. Many people brought dogs with
whom they had no control.
One woman screamed her dog's name over and over again as it strained
on the leash trying to get at another dog. "Ginger! Sit! Sit!
Ginger Ginger GINGER! GinnnnGER! Sit!" It was pretty dumb.
People with the least control over their dog seemed to not listen to
the instructor. Tyler said to Rusty "They didn't watch The Dog
Whisperer Cesar Millan, did they?" Rusty nodded.
One dog in particular was not neutered and behaved aggressively
towards Tyler. The owner was a clueless jerk, his snarling boxer on
a flimsy retractable leash. When his dog attacked Tyler he had no
Rusty pulled Tyler back to safety. He looked at Rusty and said
"That dog is a jerk, isn't he?" Rusty nodded.
||Some dogs wore the
bandages of cosmetic surgery because the owners focused on how a
dog looked. Tyler saw a Doberman who had a special antennae
surgically implanted in it's head to get digital TV signals.
Tyler looked at Rusty "Are you going to do surgery on my ears?"
Rusty shook his head. "You have beautiful ears
Tyler. You are a beautiful dog. I love you just the way the Angels
Tyler was glad.
Puppy class was useful mostly in that it let Tyler meet a lot of
stupid dogs with clueless owners. The people seemed to think of the
dog as a toy, a pet, a possession, but not as a sentient being.
Rusty & Tyler learned from puppy class that they had a special
destiny together, something big to do. It was about love, joy, and
being a light in the world. One that would illuminate the truth that
all of nature is sentient. That we live as part of a vast
interconnected system of life.