Mouse: “Chaplin, why did you trap the Bean up on the fireplace?”
Chaplin: “I was hoping to get a break from him trying to play with me.”
Java Bean: “I think maybe I’ll just jump …”
Lulu: “Don’t jump! You’re not a cat!”
Mouse: “Have you tried just asking him to back off?”
Chaplin: “Well I’ve whapped him with my paws several times, but he just thinks it’s fun.”
Charlee: “My approach is to run away. He thinks that’s fun too.”
Java Bean: “I could be a cat.”
Lulu: “You’re definitely not a cat.”
Mouse: “What do your Mama and Dada do when this happens?”
Chaplin: “Usually something Mama calls ‘redirecting’, to get him interested in something else.”
Charlee: “Yeah, like sometimes she scatters treats on the floor for him to find.”
Java Bean: “I’m a mixed breed, so …”
Lulu: “You’re not THAT much of a mixed breed!”
Mouse: “Hmm, has it occurred to you that you could also find and eat these treats?”
Chaplin: “But then Bean would try to play with us again.”
Mouse: “I’m sure you could come to some sort of treat-sharing arrangement. Lulu has been teaching him about capitalism, after all.”
Charlee: “Treat-sharing arrangement, you say … ?”
Java Bean: (grunting)
Lulu: “Why are you grunting?”
Java Bean: “I’m trying to to see if I can retract my claws.”
12 thoughts on “(Don’t) Jump”
Deer Java Bean you are NOT a Kitty Cat…yore clawss do not reetract!! You are THE kewlest Poochie Doggie an Lulu iss yore Speeceess. You have to leern from Lulu. Shee ISS yore Sistur of THE Fur!!
Charlee an Chaplin are yore frendss as iss wee Mousie…..
OKay now you got that strait pleese **bark** fore Dada to come help you down??
***purrss*** BellaDharma an **giggellss** BellaSita Mum
Pee S: Mistur James aka Dada maybee sum Poochie reetrainin iss inn order for Woffie Beanss there???
We wouldn’t want you to hurt yourself by jumping all the way down, Bean. Maybe if you bark loudly your momma and dada will come rescue you.
I agree with the don’t jump thing!
Being a cat is not as easy as it sounds….
Love and licks,
Omg! Java Bean, I think you need a relaxing with a coffee. Take care my sweet dog!
Oh boy…this coiuld go so many ways we just are sure what kind of feeling we have about this BOL!
Keep trying to retract those claws Bean!
Rosy, Jakey & Sunny
You are going to need to knock some pillows down for a soft landing.
May we suggest that you stick to coffee, little guy?
Tama and Benny (actual cats…)
JB, its time to yowl and howl for help!! At least we would be doing that!
Where there’s a will there’s a way – they say! But, don’t jump! Wait for the cavalry to come help.
Is there a cavalry in this household? Hmmmmm….
A dog from the streets leads complication life in the comfort of a loving home. Keep trying, Bean…you’ll figure it out. But before then, please don’t jump.
So no one called the fire department? Hey, retracting our claws would come in very useful for nail cutting time! XOX Xena, Lucy and Chia
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