HUMOR ALERT ::: Dear Four-Legged Kids ...

Real Estate Agent with Casmi Photography

I received this in my email today and ... I have to admit ... it certainly applies to our house! :))


The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It Is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you th ere and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years - canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:

(1) They live here. You don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they:
(1) eat less,
(2) don't ask for money all the time,
(3) are easier to train,
(4) normally come when called,
(5) never ask to drive the car,
(6) don't hang out with drug-using people;
(7) don't smoke or drink,

(8) don't want to wear your clothes,
(9) don't have to buy the latest fashions,
(10) don't need a gazillion dollars for college and
(11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children.






Posted by


Carol Smith

Casmi Photography

Mebane, NC 27302




Comments (13)

Ellie Shorb
Compass Real Estate - Chevy Chase, MD
Realtor DC, MD & VA Luxury Home Expert

So funny! Thanks for the laugh... I am still at the office at 8:30pm waiting for the contract to arrive from an overseas buyer (having trouble with his fax...) I may be here a while longer and I am trying to read everything I can find that is funny!

Jan 26, 2010 11:33 AM
Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary
LemonTree Realty - Orlando, FL
First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes

Haha too cute I really had to laugh at the last one. IT's so true those I love animals more then people most times. Thanks for the blog and the cute laugh.

Jan 26, 2010 11:37 AM
Sara Woolford & Steve Golson, ALHS
iTexas Realty Co. - San Antonio, TX

Thanks for the chuckle!  So true.... (but we love our kids too).  -Steve

Jan 26, 2010 11:39 AM
Mandy Buchholz
Benchmark Realty, LLC - Murfreesboro, TN

Carol I am an animal loving person too. I agree with your post.

Jan 26, 2010 11:59 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Carol, Oh, please let me copy this and send it around!  I can think of more then a few animal lover friends who would love this as much as I did!  It's so funny because it's SO true :)

Jan 26, 2010 01:33 PM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Glad you all had a laugh and a smile!  Around this house it's much more true than some people are comfortable with!  But we are true animal lovers, so ...

And yes Carole - feel free to copy it and send it to anyone you want to!

Jan 26, 2010 02:00 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am glad people enjoy their pets.  I have never been one that cared to have them in the house.   Cute story

Jan 26, 2010 02:36 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy there Carol

This sure was a hoot of a blog post to read. Our little ole kitty cat is very good, she only uses here own food dishe.

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Jan 26, 2010 03:30 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Carol,  Thanks for the laughs.   The dogs rule in my house!  Okay by me!

Jan 26, 2010 11:49 PM
Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells

Hi Carol,

This is not only funny but it's oh so true.

Jan 28, 2010 05:51 PM
Monica Murphy
Preferred Staging, LLC - Potomac Falls, VA

The NASCAR, bed, bathroom visits and kisses all describe my dog perfectly!  What a riot!  Laughed out loud!  I'd love to post this on my fridge, but with that list at the end, my kids may think I like the dog better than them.  Of course I could just delete that part...  Thanks for the smile!

Jan 29, 2010 09:03 AM
Christine Hooks
Pino Agency - Pennsville, NJ
Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!

oh Carol......

Too Funny!!!!!

Thanks for the smile tonight!  :D

Feb 01, 2010 03:44 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I now understand the full meaning of furniture...especially after keeping my daughter's cat.

Feb 24, 2010 02:28 PM