All this talk of hierarchies had a point, maybe obsession. Right now, in my tired delirium, I've locked Boise on the balcony where his cat tower and litter box and food and water are, and I am not going to give in because I know he will only eat the dogs' food.
I am going to change these hierarchies in my last few weeks in Korea. I am going to shake things up. But first I am going to sleep.
I've been thinking when the babies come over, how they sometimes fight each other for attention, that is what the world is like. And too much or too little attention will ruin them. Too much or too little control will ruin anyone. Not knowing where you stand is a dogs' life. The dogs' life.
Everyone is at war with his greedy little self. Today was a good day and I want more. We'll fight for what we want. The dogs and babies and the cat will fight for what they want.
I think the animals think the babies are pets and are jealous that they get to sit at the table and always be held and played with. Or maybe I'm projecting. I don't think so, but you never know.
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- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#12)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (#13)
- Two In-Laws, a Baby, Three Dogs, and a Cat (Last)
- Hierarchies Part 1
- Hierarchies Part 2
- Hierarchies Part 3
- Hierarchies Part 4
- Hierarchies Last Part
- Getting Old Quickly
- Getting Old Quickly 0.01
- Getting Old Quickly 0.02
- Getting Old Quickly 0.03
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