I like the space under the table. It’s where I do some of my best thinking. And dreaming. Sometimes, however, my fat sister interrupts me. Sigh.
Today was Santa Day, and I don’t really know what that means, but I got all dressed up in a very pretty red outfit and was taken outside and got lots and lots and lots of attention! I also ran into another doggie, and the doggie was very strange and attacked me and stuff, but it was all good fun, even though I wasn’t really all that sure what was going on. I had lots of fun and I want it to be Santa Day every day!
So, it was that time of the year again.. my stupid sister had her birthday, and the humans thought it was a good idea to celebrate (as if something as insignificant as that is worth celebrating!) by throwing a party and inviting a bunch of other humans. Seems like only last month when she had her first birthday, and I was forced to wear a stupid blue hat all night long.. very demeaning.
At least things couldn’t get worse this year round, right?
They thought it was funny for me to wear not one, but two stupid little hats. I mean, do they even understand how uncomfortable those elastic straps are for my sensitive physique?
I also had to wear some kind of ugly yellow napkin with stupid drawings of cupcakes on it. Very classy. Very stylish.
Anyway, as much as I hated the whole experience, I guess it won’t kill me to lower myself to her level one day a year, and wish my silly fat sister a very happy birthday. Yay! (Ahem..)
I’m a girl. I have ribbons in my hair. Or maybe they’re my ears. I’m not sure. Yay!
Here are some post-bathing pics of a slightly wet dog and a very wet cat.
I was a smelly dog! Yay! And today was bath time! Yay! I love bath time! I love my bone, and treats, and walkies! I went walkies today! And I had a bath! Yay! I am no longer a smelly dog! I love bath time! Yay! Can I have a treat, hmm?
Apparently, cats have an easy life.. Have a look at the pictures below, showing some highlights from an average day in my life, and judge for yourself..
The humans went somewhere, I dunno where, and when they came back, they had a new head-thing for me! Yay! I like wearing things on my head! Yay! I’m so pretty! Yay!
Gila got a toy. I think he’s jealous. Yeah. Yay!
|Domestic Cat||Domestic Dog|
|Species name||Felis catus||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Classification||Order Carnivoria,Suborder Feliformia, Family Felidae||Order Carnivoria,Suborder Caniformia, Family Canidae|
|Closely related species||Wildcat, Jungle cat, Sand cat,Black-footed cat, Chinese Mountain cat||Grey wolf, Red wolf, Side-striped jackal,Golden jackal, Coyote, Black-backed jackal, Ethiopian wolf
Gemuk: domestic pig, pot-bellied pig
|Genome||38 chromosomes,2.8-3.4 billion base pairs (1), ~20,000 genes||78 chromosomes,2.7-3.4 billion base pairs(1), ~25,000-35,000 genes|
|Number of individuals||~220 million globally (2),64.1 million in US (3), 60 million in Europe (4)||~223 million globally (2),63.8 million in US (3), 56 million in Europe (4)|
|Number of breeds||73 IPCBA-recognised, 55 TICA-recognised||161 AKC-recognised, 300-3,000 total|
|Time of domestication||9,500 – 3,600 years ago (5)
Gila: domestication? Yeah, right.
|100,000 – 10,000 years ago (6)
Gemuk: not yet fully domesticated
|Weight||Record: 21kg (7)
|Record: 156kg (8)
Gemuk: 6.1kg (despite her name, that’s towards the lower end of the range for pug bitches)
Gila: faster than Gemuk, when he wants to
Gemuk: slower than Gila, but runs far more often
|Heart rate||120-140bpm||60-100bpm (large breeds), 100-140bpm (small breeds)|
(5) National Geographic News. National Geographic Society. 8 April 2004
(6) Vila et al., 1997
My favourite, favourite, favourite thing to do in the whole world is to go walkies! Jalan-jalan! That means walkies! I’m Gemuk! That means fat! I love jalan-jalan! I love it more than anything else, except maybe food, Gila, the humans, sleeping, my toys, treats and.. I love treats! I love them almost as much as jalan-jalan! Walkies! I love jalan-jalan! Today, I went jalan-jalan! That means walkies! I went jalan-jalan to the pet shop, to buy treats! I love treats! And we bought a toy for Gila! I love Gila! I love toys! And we walked back from the pet shop! Walkies! Lots of people said I’m cute! Lots of people always want to hug me when I go walkies! Jalan-jalan! Sometimes, I meet other dogs who are walking. Sometimes, I sniff their butt. Sometimes, they sniff my butt. The other dogs all walk more slowly than me. I like running. I love running! Jalan-jalan! I love treats!