Cat and Dog Fight over A/C Vent

Cats and dogs are considered natural enemies, but I have often had both dogs and cats at the same time with no troubles. I no longer have a cat; I do have a dog I rescued last year, and I will admit that this dog, Frannie, does not like cats at all. I am sure she would just as soon kill a cat as look at it. The vet calls it “prey drive.” Anyway, in the past, that was not the case. The dog and cat I had before were pretty good friends, I thought. The only time I ever saw them do anything even slightly mean to each other was during the heat waves of summer or the bitter cold of the coldest days of winter. You may have guessed it; they used to get into scraps over the heating and cooling! It was so funny to watch sometimes. The dog would rush in from outside, where the thermostat was reading 95 degrees, and plop down right on top of the a/c air vent. Yep, the dog was an a/c hog! Anyway, the cat would come in, see the dog was enjoying the air conditioning, and want it for herself. Mind yo9u, there are a/c vents in every room, but she wanted the one the dog had, of course. She would set about to trick the dog by going over to the food bowls. She would make the eating noises she usually made when she got fed, and of course, the dog would run over to get fed, too. The cat would zip over and take control of the a/c vent for herself! The cat had street smarts as well as a/c smarts.

 

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