What do you love about your pets?

Last Update: July 31, 2018

Have you ever woken up in the very early hours of the morning, with a few thoughts bouncing through your mind. Thoughts that don’t let you fall asleep again. Thoughts that you run through your mind, wording and re-wording for a blog post or even a website post.


This morning I had this moment and the bed was just much too comfortable and warm to get up to set up the laptop and get stuck in.

So my thought this morning was that I have a website for Just Pets Accessories and I have a huge passion for all things pet. From caring for them to what is best for them and for all the accessories one can get for our pets. Now when I think of how my children and I see animals and how my partner see animals are very different point of views. Maybe it has a lot to do with him growing up as a child on a farm with many animals to feed and clean up after.

This is what got me thinking about the other people around the world and the next four questions came to mind:

How many people out there in the world have a passion for their animals that treat them like a child of their own?

How many just accept the animals that are part of their lives as they have no other choice and simply don’t love them as deeply.

How many pets are treated better than children do?

How many out there don’t want anything to do with owning any animals that even birds chirping early in the morning gets them in a bad mood?

I have so many stories I could tell you about the funny and strange things my animals do or used to do. One that comes to mind that used to entertain many visitors was my dog Bobby. He had the strangest ways of doing things. He was a miniature Doberman. When we got him, I was a young teenager. He started out being my dog, but animals have a will of their own and he chose my mother as his person.

That being said, I love any animal even if it isn't mine. I used to train all the animals after school just for fun. They were my friends and I trusted them more than most people. Bobby was tiny when we got him, he used to curl up in my hands. He used to have the annoying habit of stealing coffee out of your mug when you were not looking. No matter what we tried to stop him getting coffee in, we failed.

As he got older he grew very close to my mother, and used to be very protective over her, no one dared touching her when he was around, not even me. He was a very smart dog. My mother used to get a mug of coffee put next to her bed every morning. Bobby would simply crawl out from under the covers, climb onto the bed side cupboard and drink her coffee. The only thing we could do was to make a mini flask of coffee and place it next to the bed. His reaction that morning was priceless.

The funny thing was he loved his coffee so much you could move the mug slowly around on the floor while he was drinking and he would follow the mug with his entire head stuck inside the mug. The other thing I trained him to do was to sit up right on his hind legs and give his paw before getting his treat, so every time we were in the kitchen cooking he would sit on his hind legs as if he was a soldier. With a bark now and then as if to say " hey, I am still here, I also want some!". He was such a delight to have in my life. I could go on and on and talk about all my pets, even the animals I rescued.

I would love it if you can share your views on the topic and if you have any strange, funny and weird things your pets may get up to feel free to share that to. I have always loved watching videos of all the funny things animals do. My children and I love watching funny animal videos together. It makes us laugh. So if it does that for me it may make other people laugh to. This could be a great way to cheer up someone’s day.

All the best,

Cathryn

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BrendaW1 Premium
LOVE LOVE LOVE all my fur babies (and I have lots) !
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CNGoodwin Premium
What pets do you have and how many is lots? :)
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BrendaW1 Premium
I have 4 indoor cats and a little dog. Outside I have adopted a feral cat with her two kittens! They now live in the garage. I imagine they will bring in more before winter. I'm happy to provide a warm place for them, so that's okay. My little Lola dog is a little intimidated by all the cats!
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CNGoodwin Premium
So you have 5 indoor pets and 3 ferals. You are right, the ferals will become more. Shame, your poor little dog, I remember when i brought my miniature doberman home for the first time. The cats were not impressed with him at all. They settled once he started fighting back. I use to have to have water in a spray bottle in every room so the cats knew not to bully him. Needless to say, they got the point very fast. Leave the rat/dog alone till mom has left the house.

I have my two cats, their 4 kittens(which I was lucky to find good homes for), a hedgehog, one small miniature doberman pincher dog, one short legged sharpei dog. I'm busy saving and preparing for new sugar gliders and I'm almost sure my children are going to soon ask to get their Guinea pigs that they been planning for some time now. My partner says if I keep adopting animals at this rate very soon I might end up having a miniature touch farm at the back of my property. I love the idea of having animals as i was restricted as a child so I am taking full advantage lol.

Thanks for sharing :)
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BrendaW1 Premium
Sounds to me like you were meant to take care of these darling animals! One can never get too much unconditional love!
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marycmiller Premium
My husband and I are empty nests, so you can imagine how spoiled our baby is. Duck is a 2 year old golden retriever, we adopted him shortly before we built our photography studio. I do believe he thinks it is his domain. Anytime we are setting up for a shoot, as soon as the backdrop is set, Duck goes and poses for the camera, hence my profile pic, he was posing so I sat down beside him. Funny thing is we rent the studio to other photographers and when Duck knows somebody is in the studio and hasn't invited him, he broods around the whole time. He is amazing, he knows when you are not feeling 100%, he never leaves you side, he is such a comfort. But also shares in all the great moments, he truly is a member of our family.
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CNGoodwin Premium
I can only imagine his excitement when he is allowed to pose for photos, its not easy to get animals to pose for a camera. One has to just try capture them as best you can. My partner and I are photographers too so I must say I would be thrilled if my dogs could lay still long enough to pose for a studio shoot.

I must say it is a stunning picture. He looks like such a happy dog. Do you only have Duck? reason I'm asking is that golden retrievers are excellent dogs to have, he would have such a ball if he has a friend to play with.

Thanks for sharing.

All the best,
Cathryn
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marycmiller Premium
Yes we have always had 2 dogs but decide we would only have one this time around. He could have all of our attention. Duck is really good with other dogs, when my son comes home for a visit he brings his great dane Polly. Both dogs have a blast together.
Mary
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CNGoodwin Premium
Wow, that is great that they can play so well together and not live together. Must be very entertaining to watch them play. My children think a great dane is a pony. I wish you many years filled with joy and love with Duck .Oh and many more years of laughter. Enjoy him. I wish all people out there could care for animals as they deserve to be treated. Thanks sharing your story :)
Cathryn
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GlenPalo Premium
I guess this makes a great excuse to show off our new rescue dog! Meet Coco, a 7-year old mixed breed.
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CNGoodwin Premium
Coco is a beautiful dog. Great to know another rescue animal has been homed.

All the best.
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GlenPalo Premium
Thanks, Cathryn! :)
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McWord Premium
To be honest, I'm a dog person sans dog. We have a cat and she's part of the family. She's having some health issues right now (if you're interested, see my series of posts about Bonnie) and she's seeing the vet quite often, but that's no different than if it were one of our children. She is.

Thanks for your post and good luck with your web site, Cathryn!!

All the best,

mitch
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CNGoodwin Premium
Many people I come across in life are mainly dogs and cats people. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Me on the other hand I love many and can't shake the feeling that I am meant to help and save animals. If I could I would start a touch farm, but one that educates people and their children on how to best care for each type of pet. I will definitely go check out your posts on Bonnie. My heart aches when i hear animals are sick of hurt, Good luck.

All the best,
Cathryn
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McWord Premium
Thank you for your kind words, Cathryn. It's been quite a process with Bonnie. I'll be posting an update tomorrow and the conclusion next week.

Take care,

mitch
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Dhind1 Premium
Pretty much everything.

No judgemental, always there, loving, they know when you are down and when you are up. Pets are great. I would not live without them.
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CNGoodwin Premium
That's why I love animals so much, they never hate and they are filled with love. I don't know what I would do if I was told I was not allowed to have my animals.
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Dhind1 Premium
Yes, me too. I would find a way to include them in my life.
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MKearns Premium
Fur babies are important to all of us!
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CNGoodwin Premium
I agree with you on that 100%. What pets do you have?
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MKearns Premium
2 dogs, 1 cat!
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