D is for Dogs – #AtoZChallenge

If you are reading this, you may know quite a fair bit about your cats. Please enjoy this selection from A Brief History of Space Cats, and the Care and Feeding Thereof by Sarah Ever.  Written by the main character from Space Cats from Space, these entries form a resource for feline companions to help them ease the transition from cat “owner” to their true role as caretaker and, possibly, human slave. Please enjoy!

If you are an animal lover, you may already know that cats and dogs frequently share households. In fact, you probably don’t even need to be an animal lover to know that. It’s a thing; it happens, it’s quite well known.

Felines and dogs can also communicate in a similar way to that of cats and nanite-infected humans. It is simply there, they can understand each other, and they communicate quite freely together.

It was not known, however, that a human could be made to hear canine speech. I had the particular pleasure of being the first in recorded feline history to converse with a canine. And Doug Line was the second, benefitting from the nanites I inadvertently shared with him during a close encounter. The effects for him weren’t dulled by Pinky’s attempt at murder, fortunately.

Canines, from what we can tell, are not nearly as well organized as cats. Cats work with military precision in crews, performing missions, and traveling in ships (eventually, supposedly). They maintain strict regimens and detailed recordkeeping. Their haughty demeanor can, in many cases, challenge the most aristocratic of humans.

Dogs, on the other hand, enjoy a laissez-faire attitude about nearly everything, with certain exceptions. So we haven’t yet established whether canines are Earthlings or Otherworldly. Payback, Doug Line’s female canine companion, hasn’t shared any information either way and tends to avoid the subject while hiding behind Clyde.

Inter-species romantic relationships, for what it’s worth, also occur. Are occurring. It’s very strange, and we aren’t sure whether Clyde is also acting to irritate Inky, his former commanding officer, and eldest brother, but the attraction is real.

You can feel it anytime you walk into the room when they’ve been alone. It’s rather stifling. I imagine walking in on Doug and I may feel the same way to my feline brothers.