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We were told he is a pit bull, but we think he is really Doris Day

We were told he is a pit bull, but we think he is really Doris Day

Jack the brindle pit bull impostor wages a daily war with Bart the cat. Every morning, while I am fumbling around the kitchen making coffee, Bart enters stage left (near the refrigerator) and waits for me to be done with all that nonsense. If Bart even looks at the bowl of water under the dough table (it appears the bowl of water belongs to Jack now), Jack erupts from his bed, barks, and growls to Bart that he better stay the #*%$ away from that water.

This morning, the drama played itself out in full rehearsal, except that this time Jack pushed past Bart and into the hallway. Bart settled himself in the hall doorway and glared balefully at Jack. A dilemma faced Jack. He was cornered. How to get past “the sharp thing” and return to his bed after asserting his authority? He wagged, swallowed, licked his lips and sought an answer in my face, which was offering no solution except derision.

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Eventually, he sucked up pit bull courage from somewhere and made an escape to the safety of his pillow. Bart, as usual, considered the entire episode as pointless and in no way affecting his day.

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