This photo best sums up a cat’s attitude to life. They simply get joy from stealing the joy of others. The kitty in the photo clearly doesn’t want to sleep, but he’ll make sure the tired dog doesn’t sleep a wink. Ironically, the expression ‘dog in the manger’ best sums this situation up. We should appeal to the officials of the English language to change the expression to ‘cat in the manger’.
This photo is proof that it is felines – and not canines – who’ll do anything to get something that another person or animal wants even if they don’t have a strong desire for it in the first place. At least, the pooch in the picture will do all he can to make the best of a bad situation.
Cat Comes Out on Top
It took one storm for these pet owners to learn one important rule – the cat rules the roost. This petite pussycat may share its home with regal huskies, but it is the huskies who’re relegated to sleeping on the floor. That’s just one of the unforeseen consequences of having a cat. Even the Egyptians knew better than to try to make a cat subservient.
In fact, cats may have been treated as feline gods back in ancient Egypt. While we’re not sure about this, this cat seems to think so. This feline might even believe that the huskies are his servants – there to be at his beck and meow. From the feline’s posture, he certainly thinks he is the bee’s knees. Scratch that (excuse the pun) - the cat’s knees.
One of the most underappreciated qualities of cats is that they are master negotiators. No matter the circumstances or deal, cats will always bring about a win. Just ask this pooch here. In this photo, these furry creatures have reached a compromise. While it is definitely not favorable to the dog, the cat is happy as a clam. He won himself the bigger bed despite being a fraction of his rival’s size.
Cats do and get whatever they want. And though the dog is in quite a tight spot, literally, the cat could care less. Kitty is sleeping easily while the pooch is trying to work out how Kitty could have usurped him from his throne. We’re not surprised – cats are tough negotiators.
Clearly, this cat is having the time of his life. For us cat lovers, we know a cat is in their element when they lie on their backs. The belly is a cat’s most vulnerable point so if a cat shows its belly, it means they have nothing to fear. Even if the cat is asleep in the bed of a pooch, who is more than double its size, Kitty has nothing to fear.
This smug pussycat clearly is bragging to the hound about being in the lap of luxury, at his doggy companion’s expense. Cats simply show no remorse. From the despairing look on the hound’s face, he is pleading with his owners to intervene. Cat owners know it is useless to intervene – cats simply have no remorse.
It is not only the Boston Terrier who has lost out but the whole family. This cat definitely made itself comfy right in the doorway so that anyone on their way to the bathroom will have to step over the cat. Cat owners know full well that cats find unusual places comfortable. They will sleep in bathroom basins, kitchen sinks, and on laptop keyboards.
But this kitty has found the place where it is sure to be stood on, to be the ideal sleeping spot. Of course, the Boston Terrier could not be unhappier as the cruel cat has made sure to his bed in the process. That’s just the nature of cats. As cruel as it is, they do what they want, and others just have to adapt.