Two contingencies quickly squared off; the crony-capitalism canines and the conservative cats. The attitude of the establishment canines was that they owned the process and ran the pack, they staked their territory and barked and snapped at challengers. These dogs ran in the same pack for years, and as far as they were concerned, it was a dog’s world and they were the top dogs. When they sniffed out all the conservative kitties there, they barked, jumped and tried to run the frisky felines off.
I observed bully bulldogs, running back and forth, snapping at the heels of the conservative kitties and looking to corral any errant dogs back into the pack. Jack Russell Terrorists attempted to chew up minutes and agendas and pouty Pointers tried to confuse, misdirect and waste time.
The cacophony of howling rule breakers was an attempt to drown out the feline contingency but the felines stood their ground. Now, in the interest of fairness and full disclosure, I must state that there was a Labrador working very hard to bring the canines and felines together. Not all dogs are bad, folks, only the dogs that run in the same packs for years, serving their own interests and refusing to allow anyone else in their territory.
The entrenched and arrogant crony canines underestimated the felines. These cats were cool. Truthful Tabbies, alert Abyssinians, Savvy Siamese and prudent Persians stood up for right and called wrong doers to task, meowing over the barking of the crony canines.
The pack mentality of the crony canines did waste enough time to send everyone home without accomplishing the work they had come to do. However, there were great things that happened. The crony canines in my state, and I hope in the nation, came face to face with determined conservative kitties who refused to be rounded up and dismissed. They met felines with minds of their own who refused to bow to anyone’s pack mentality.
The moral of this story my friends, is that if you want to run with the big dogs, well, you don’t even have to be a dog. I think Mark Twain said it best, “Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.” Take note humans
Fight on little kitties!
P.S. There were other animals in attendance last weekend; I spied a few old goats, some donkeys and some very unusual beasts with a single horn coming out of their heads.