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like cats and dogs

Sitting as close to Husband as is possible, Mr.Dog is paying attention to the weather. As he’s aged, the thunder bothers him less. He doesn’t much like the patter of raindrops, retreating to a room with out a sky light when they get too loud. Mr. Dog’s world is getting smaller, as I’ve written before, he is getting old. I say he’s one hundred and five in dog years,fifteen in human years,I calculated his age using a complicated system based on folklore and wag . You can’t beat WAG when telling a tale about dogs. He’s happy and looks good, and still chasing cats.

We have a new cat. I started calling him, Captain Midnight, when he got into the trash, he acquired the additional name of  the Prince of Darkness. He’s not really our cat, but he seems to live here now. I don’t even know if he is really a he. He’s sleek and black and a fierce hunter. All the things I look for in a cat. We have been putting out some food for him, but have to wait until Mr. Dog is asleep.

Mr. Dog makes up in sneakiness what he lacks in visual acuity. Some how he figured out that we were doing something interesting outside. Once he’s gone to bed for the night, he rarely gets up again. The other night, he waited until he had seen Husband return from going outside. We realized what he had been doing when he trotted back into the bedroom, sat down and belched with a big doggy grin on his face. Now, we close the back door before putting out the cat food.

The captain is getting used to us and hangs around more and more. I think we have a cat, or maybe the cat has us?

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Seattle Sue, sorry it took me so long to answer this comment. I have been a slug. As long as no one puts out snail bait, I am fine.


  2. Hi Theresa;

    I really enjoy your blog. Hope you are ok?! You haven’t posted since june 12. Sue from Seattle.

  3. Dogs have owners
    Cats have staff

  4. Debi, Sugar only stayed in the spare room for a little while. She ran away after the pool was finished.Even though she lived with us for three years, she was super shy and only really liked Mr Dog. I thought that she might run off when we started doing the pool but she stuck around while the work was being done. When the pool was finished she got miffed because all her favorite places got filled with water.

    Ron y Kathy, The heat will be good for them if they make it, might add a few more years to their lives. However, cats are very conservative and hate change.


  5. Our cats are old men.

    They may or may not make it to Merida

  6. what happen to the other little cat that lived in the spare room?

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