Dogs & Mice Form Alliance; Should Cats Be Worried?

This just in from the Petagon (I love that animals call it that!): Dogs and Mice have signed a Peace Treaty, while also forming a powerful alliance.  While the war between dogs and mice was never very intense, this armistice is considered to be a major step in creating a universal peace between all creatures.

Dog House Spokesdog Fido told this Modern Philosopher: “We are proud to announce this agreement with our tiny rodent friends.  While they might not always be welcomed in the homes of our owners, we are now happy to share a domicile with our beady eyed, cheese loving friends.  Let there be peace.”

Mickey (no, not THAT Mickey) the Mouse House Spokesrodent added: “Our days of fearing our canine compatriots has finally come to an end.  We look forward to years of peace and fun with our drooling, tail chasing amigos.”

While the mood of the day was all cheese cubes and milk bones, not everyone believes this is a paw in the direction of peace.  Conspiracy theorists lit up the Interpet and Tweety with comments about how this is simply a misdirection, and that a Pet War is more imminent than ever.

Tweetied 9Lives4Eva: “Am I the only one who sees the truth?  Our two fiercest enemies joining forces?  I’d stake one of my lives on the fact that we’re in trouble!”

Posted SunLovinNapper on the Cat House Blog: “Holy Hairball!  I know we always land on our feet, but where can we fall safely now with dogs and mice waiting to pounce???”

I turned to my personal expert on Feline Philosophy for his views on this debate.  Does Banky, my little black cat, think this Alliance is good news or a move of aggression against cats?  When I posed the question, Banky was curled up in the sunny spot at the end of the love seat.  He promised to ponder on it and get back to me after his nap.

It’s been five hours since he started that nap, so I’m just going to have to put him down as a “No Comment”.  However, me thinks that he can’t be too worried if he’s been able to nap for that long.  Then again, cats are pretty mellow creatures…

What do you think, Modern Philosophers?  Are you upbeat about this news from the Pet World, or are you cynical about the true reason for the alliance?  Ask your pets and get back to me.  If any of them are willing to go on the record, I’d love to interview them for this blog.

Let’s hope this truly is good news.  Can’t we all just pass the catnip pipe and get along?


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28 Responses to Dogs & Mice Form Alliance; Should Cats Be Worried?

  1. yourothermotherhere says:

    There’s always hope.

  2. I think the cats are in trouble & the mice just gained a very powerful ally against them… Cat pounces a mouse & dog will pounce cat.

  3. Austin says:

    Reblogged this on The Return of the Modern Philosopher and commented:

    Here’s one from the early days of the blog. Any thoughts on how the alliance is working out, 8 months later?

  4. LOL No idea, but my parrot seems to think it’s phantastically phunny!

  5. Hey – I can’t even get my 2 cats to get along. So a no comment from me.

  6. navery101 says:

    I relayed the situation to my cat, Pebbles…and she too opted to “sleep on it”…alas…typical non committal response we are used to today!

  7. Drops of Ink says:

    Cats rule.. dogs drool? 😀

  8. ideflex says:

    I like how the savvy Mouse House PR department is using a not-so-bright hamster as a front man! One good toss of the head and that puppy has lunch included in his photo shoot….

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