|"What's an 'unhealthy obsession'?"|
- Mr Woof, Doggsbody
Bumps is having a Caturday sleep in, so I'm doing the cat-it-orial. That's good, because I've got a question to ask you.
Does anyone know what an "unhealthy obsession" is? Mum says I have one, and she won't take me out at night because of it.
It's almost summer, and in the hot weather here in Brisbane, cane toads come out at night. If you don't have cane toads where you are, they're kind of like frogs, but bigger, wider, but flatter and really, really, ugly. They kill native animals. Oh, did I mention they're very poisonous?
I caught a cane toad once, when I was a much younger dog. That was the first time I ever visited the emergency after-hours V-E-T. I had to stay at the V-E-T overnight, and I was a very sick dog for a couple of days, but I survived and I was fine a week later.
Ever since then I've been very interested in cane toads. If I hear the kind of shuffling or rustling in the plants that says a cane toad might be there, I want to go for a closer look, a very close look. I try to catch them. I want to explain to them how mean it is that they poison animals.
But Mum won't let me near them. She picks me up and takes me away from them. And once the weather gets warm enough for them to be out of a night time, I'm not out of a night time.
It doesn't matter how much I need to go out. Mum won't let me. She says I have to hold on until morning or use the wee mats (those are for training puppies, not for respectable old dogs like me) she leaves in the laundry.
She says I have an "unhealthy obsession" with cane toads and she's keeping me in for my own good. I hate to say this about one of my humans, but I think she just doesn't want me to have any fun.
Anyway, I hope you're enjoying your Caturday, and getting lots of treats and tummy rubs.
Licks and tail wags,