Speaking of Mingo, he desperately wants to be friends with the cats (Mel and Mitty). And sometimes they let him. If Mingo stays very still, Mitty will actually rub up against him and curl around his legs. But Mingo just can’t stay still. He just so bad wants to play with them — to chase and romp! Hisssssss! I got mad at Mingo for chasing the cats the other day and told him so, and now he’s very obedient. He knows exactly what I’m doing when I call for the kitties, and he will lay down and wait about 20 yards from the schoolhouse (where they like to hide) while I pet them. He’s a good dog.