Is The Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? Are you a cat or dog?

Is the glass half empty or half full is a common expression, used rhetorically to indicate that a particular situation could be a cause for optimism (half full) or pessimism (half empty); or as a general litmus test to simply determine if an individual is an optimist or a pessimist. The purpose of the question is to demonstrate that the situation may be seen in different ways depending on one’s point of view and that there may be opportunity in the situation as well as trouble.

Hey Passengers, let’s look at the life of a cat and dog to see how one cat’s captivity is another Dog’s good time!

Dogs and Cats


8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!

9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!

9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!

10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!

12:00 pm – Lunch! My favorite thing!

1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!

3:00 pm – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!

5:00 pm – Milk bones! My favorite thing!

7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!

8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with my people! My favorite thing!

11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing!


Day 983 of my captivity.

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.

They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed
hash or some sort of dry nuggets. Although I make my contempt for the
rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to
keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape.

In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet.
I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly
demonstrates what I am capable of. However, they merely made
condescending comments about what a “good little hunter” I am.


There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight. I was
placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event.

However, I could hear the noises and smell the food. I overheard that my
confinement was due to the power of “allergies.” I must learn what this
means, and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my
tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking. I must try this
again tomorrow — but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.

The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released – and
seems to be more than willing to return. He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant. I observe him communicate with the
guards regularly. I am certain that he reports my every move. My captors
have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is

For now…

6 comments on “Is The Glass Half Empty Or Half Full? Are you a cat or dog?
  1. Sharon says:

    OMG…that was hilarious!!! Thank you for making my day!!

  2. Gerri says:

    That dog scared the daylights out of me. He’s too big.

  3. Tammy says:

    Don’t ya just love cats! Too funny!


  4. Liz says:

    The glass IS half full and this just confirms why I love my dog, Boo, so much. He is ALWAYS happy to see me!!!!

  5. LOL – As we have both – we have seen this post before….and Jim uses it to explain why a dog is better to have than a cat….of course, the two cats have him wrapped around their paws!

  6. Carmen says:

    The dog is the optimist. They always show unconditional love. Cats are too picky and tempermental… Being picky, that’s one that is hard to deal with in people and exceptionally hard to deal with in animals reason being they have to depend on someone else to take care of them, if they are house pets.