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Three months to train a puppy, three minutes to train a kitten.

No train, no pain

Thank goodness Denali figured out where to go to the bathroom.

Denali is the canine friend of fellow “Tall Tails” blogger Kimberly Dupps Truesdell. In her blog entry “Oh poop,” Truesdell recounted the joy of having her dog go to the bathroom in the yard without requiring a long walk. It took Denali three months to get this right. Truesdell even mentioned giving treats to her dog as a reward for this great accomplishment.


I won’t say dogs are stupid … but you get a kitten, show it a litter box, and bam. The cat is trained.

As the essayist Joseph Epstein observed, “A cat is the only domestic animal I know who toilet trains itself and does a damned impressive job of it.”

Note to self: Resist urge to get a puppy.