By Julia Williams
The advent of the internet has given dogs and cats a voice like never before. True, talking animals have been around for a very long time in literature. However, it was oft said that no good writer would ever stoop to such low levels.
Nowadays, you can’t be an animal lover and spend time on Facebook without seeing dozens of witty quips every day, made by the animals themselves of course. The lack of opposable thumbs for typing appears not to be a hindrance for these clever pets who are always coming up with funny quotes to amuse their fans.
I must confess that when I read their humorous status updates, I never think “Haha, Fluffy’s owner is so hilarious.” No, in fact I don’t think about the human at the keyboard at all. Ever! And gauging by the thousands of fans I see interacting with animals on Facebook every day, I am not alone.
Vive la animals! Here are some of the things they’ve said lately that made me laugh:
“Every morning my human shaves off all of his face fur. He’s funny like that.” ~ Tuck the Cat, Shelter Pet Project ad
“Every snack you make, every meal you bake, every bite you take. I’ll be watching you.” ~ anonymous dog
“Sometimes it’s better not to ask why the cats do the things they do.” ~ Phaedra and Phriends
“Did anyone ever stop to consider that maybe it’s boxes that like cats?” ~ Henri, le Chat Noir
“Day 2 of my diet and I’m doing some wishful shrinking. The trouble is, I can resist everything except temptation!” ~ Uggie the Artist