Tell me about your pet(s)

Last Update: January 25, 2018

I wanted to try to start blogging on here, so I chose this topic to search for some information from my friends on WA! Please write a little about your pet or pets, and tell me something that really frustrates you about something your pet does. It can be anything, like chewing, digging, jumping on people, barking at mosquitoes......let me know. Let's just say it's "research." Hope to hear from as many of you as possible!

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Loes Premium
I have the easiest pets ever! 2 pigeons, 1 robin, 4 great tits, 2 blackbirds and about 50 sparrows.
I feed them daily, the whole years through.
I don't have to walk them.
When I go away for a couple of days, they are very capable to look after themselves.
They do not piss at the home.
They demand very little attention.
I do not have to train them.
And they are all very charming to observe.
I enjoy them so much every day.

We have chicken wire on our fences, to keep the cats out off our garden, to create a safe place for our pets.
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Eddiebear522 Premium
When I was in N.C., I had the same! I had tit mouses, Hummingbirds, Robins, Mourning Doves, I counted 37 varieties of birds! I also had chipmunks, raccoons, a bear, deer, rabbits, wild turkeys.......I had an outdoor zoo! And I also fed them whatever they needed to eat! Got real expensive!c
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Loes Premium
Yes, they can eat a lot:))
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MarkBa Premium
'barking at mosquitoes...." now that made me laugh Eddie!

I am 'pet-less' at the moment but my last dog, a wonderful
Cocker Spaniel, a rescue dog used to drive me mad when it came to his food.

He was the most gentle, loving pet until you gave him any food, at which point he would turn into the a ferocious guard dog.

There was always intense gnashing of teeth and threats of all kinds of attack should anybody come even remotely close to the food he had been given.

He would guard the food for hours before eating it, every time.

I guess he must have experienced some kind of trauma around food being taken away from him when he was younger.

I had him for 14 years and no matter what I tried I was never able to change him.

~Mark
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Eddiebear522 Premium
He might have had to fight for his food as a puppy???...I had a few of them over the years. Food aggression is something that takes some time to break. Thanks for the info, Mark!
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Tirolith Premium
We use to breed and show Basset hounds. All dogs are easy to train but their new owners are hard to train.
Dogs can understand us. but we cannot understand them. A friend of ours she gave her dog a bone. It went outside and was back in a few minutes.
She looked at the dog and said did you bury it. The dog knew it was in trouble. She said show me where it is. The dog turned and walked out then looked back to see if she was coming.
She went out and it kept looking back to see if she was following. The dog then showed where it had buried it.

Tom.
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Eddiebear522 Premium
I love Bassetts! I used to watch Columbo years ago just to see his Bassett Hound on there!
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
I have no pets right now. I used to foster animals plus we had an old dog, puppy, and 2 stray dogs. Never cats for more than a few days.
Potty training the puppy was fun.
I get irritated with people who live in an apartment and have a big dog. I just don't think big dogs should be in apartments. They need room to run around and they can't do that in small apartments.
I fostered a chi-wa-wa. Those are yappy dogs.
One time when I was walking him on his leash another dog ran from across the street and charged for us. The owner of the dog came running after her dog and yelled at me. As if I did anything. Her dog was bigger than me and Charlie.

Tried and true

Elaine
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Eddiebear522 Premium
Figures, she ran at you and yelled! They can't understand why you let them have their dog off leash!
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Tirolith Premium
People only think of what they want and have no thought for the pet's needs. selfish.

Tom.
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Melissa901 Premium
I gotcha lol. I have 2 daughters and one of them has 2 cats the other has 1 dog and let me tell you its fun. The cats well they are completely obsessed with water. Yes water lol. Not like getting baths but anytime you turn on any faucet in the house they will come bolting out of nowhere and take over the faucet. Let me tell you my favorite is when I am trying to brush my teeth and they are both sitting in the sink. 1 of them will drink the water coming out the other one will smell the water then put her paws one at a time under there then lick the water off. Now mind you they always have fresh clean water in their bowls but this is their preferred method. And it doesn't matter if it the kitchen sink bathroom sink or even the bathtub. They will also watch the water flush down the toilet. They are a handful needless to say.
Now our dog on the other she is spoiled rotten to shes not as bad though her biggest issue is jumping on people rather irritating. Another bad habit she has is licking. Drives me nuts. And last but not least by any means we have a lead we put her out on when are not home and I have no idea how but somehow she can unhook the chain from the lead and get loose.
Well those are my stories.
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Eddiebear522 Premium
Sounds like an atypical animal house, Lucky! I had a cat I got used to bathing at a young age. I trained her to come, sit, speak, heel, and turn off light switches! She was a service cat! I would say "bath?" and she ran and jumped into the sink!
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Melissa901 Premium
That is funny. Yeah the don't mind a bath too bad. I know my daughter didn't train them but one of them knows how to rollover and the other one will play fetch with her fuzzy balls. Animals are too funny.
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Eddiebear522 Premium
They make our lives complete!
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Melissa901 Premium
I completely agree wouldn't know what to do with out them.
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