My pets sometimes lie around in the strangest of positions. We've all seen the dogs that lay "froggie style." I think that's so cute. Zoe often lunges this way, but Scooter and Peanut never do.
Then there is Tarzan. He will often sit with his his back right leg bent BACKWARD so it looks like he is pooping a foot! No lie! I will have to try to capture this on film to post. It looks horrible and deformed, his paw poking out if his "butt." When I took him to the vet for the first time, I thought he'd tell me that Tarzan had an old injury or something else wrong, but they manipulated the leg every which way and no reaction. We never took x-rays, because it doesn't hurt him, even when doc was twisting it left and right. Sometimes, though, he has a funny walk--sort of like John Wayne, so he must have had some type of injury at one time. I joke with The Boss that Tarzan is truly his son, because The Boss (and his sister and son) stand in an equally deformed way when at the sink brushing their teeth. They'll stand pigeon toed to the extreme, but with one foot directly in front of the other. It's so weird!
Then of course, you have the dogs -- and sometimes cats -- who lay on their back, body twisted, legs up in the air. Always something to amuse us, right? Do your pets have any strange positions they fall into?
Our cats today: On the right is Stacy's Ranger. She says, "Sandy, give your kids a break. Let Dragon Boy make fun of my Ranger. Sweetie says "he's so fat he has no back feet". This is my mama's boy. He is transfixed in this picture by Sweetie, who is eating chicken wings. Ranger loves chicken. As you can see, he hasn't really met anything that he won't eat. Just over his head, you can see the end of the couch that has been given the Cat Makeover. They do lovely work, don't they??"
Yes, I guess Ranger is a bit pudgy. Too many chicken wings? Maybe he's just big-boned like Tarzan. :)
Cat on the left is Adrienne's Jazzy, who she says is "tripping on his kitty pot (cat nip)," Is that what catnip is? LSD for kitties? He does look a bit under the influence!
posted by Sandy at 3/27/2007 07:49:00 AM