The concept of “gentle parenting” has been making the rounds on social media, although the idea isn’t brand new. Little did we know that the benefits go beyond helping children. This sign outside Eau Gallie Veterinary Hospital deploys the same concept, but parents are at the receiving end instead.
The hilarious sign gently schools parents who leave their kids unattended at the vet, which can obviously be dangerous for everyone involved. It is both cheeky and effective, both humorous and mildly threatening. And as anyone who has kids knows, mildly threatening is the sweet spot you’re looking to hit.
At Your Service
There’s no denying we live in a cat’s world. Since ancient times, people have worshipped and doted on cats. Who can blame us? They're so furry and cute, and if you can get a cat to like you, it feels like winning the lottery. Cats are a global obsession, earning much more online than the average human by doing nothing. Most domesticated cats have free reign over the house.
Good luck coaxing cats into doing anything they dislike. Unlike dogs, which humans originally domesticated for their hunting, shepherding, and guarding talents, cats never served a utilitarian purpose (aside from hunting mice). Several theories contend that cats taught us to love and cater to their every whim.
Do We Really Want to Know?
Were we prepared for this truth bomb? Nope. Scientists in Japan have even conducted studies to answer the million-dollar question: Is your cat ignoring you? The results suggest what we’ve known all along — they most definitely do. Now, did we need scientific proof to confirm our suspicions? Probably not, but it does end the conversation quicker with those who are trying to defend the kitties.
Cats hear us and can also hear their name being called. They just prefer going about their business instead. We all know they can be jerks, but who among us would not die for their cats?
The Appeal of Big Mutts
We love big mutts, alright. They make our hearts and insides melt. There's something about gorgeous big dogs. They have resting bark faces on the outside and behave like giant cuddle monsters on the inside.
But we have a problem. We love small, skinny, and round mutts just as much. It’s impossible to pit dogs against each other. Every dog is the best dog in the world, and all you other brothers can’t deny. You know, we haven't heard much from Sir Mix-a-Lot since, well, 1992, so it's not impossible that he had a career shift and became a vet in Florida. It would explain a lot...
Who Are These People?
Nobody ever said that! This cat pun is adorable — so unbearably adorable that it makes our hearts ache. Seriously, this cat pun makes us want to drive down to a shelter, stat! Let’s bring home a cat or three. We’re not kitten. Also, of all the cat-based puns (and, trust us, there are a lot) "freak meowt" is novel and genius. We can't believe it's not more popular.
Let’s adopt all the kittens in the world. It's safe to say the hospital has made everyone a cat lover with their clever choice of words. Well played, Highland Road Animal Hospital, well played.