Herding Cats

I vacillate between being a dog person and a cat person. Our dog is the best one we've ever had. She's great. As our kids affectionately describe her, "Senny is a great dog. She smells like garbage and she licks a lot. But she can't help it." There are downsides even for the best of dogs. Our cat is also one of our best ever. But truth be told, he gets in demon moods and knocks fragile things off shelves just for spite. There is something about having pets that points to parenthood. No matter how much we love them, there are bad days full of things we can't control -- more so with cats than dogs. And it makes me think, some days are "dog days" for parenting. Dog days are days when our kids are just fun to be around. They make great companions, and they happily do what they are told. But there are also cat days. Those are the days when you feel more like a slave than a master. When it's a bad parenting day, and it's just plain hard work to get anything to go in the right direction ... that's a cat-herding day.

This Superbowl commercial captures the true essence of it all. Take a look ...


1 comments:

Laura said...

my goodness, i feel like one of those cowboys, like, every time we try to get ready to leave the house!