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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:55 PM
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Inquiring minds wants to know: What's the stupidest thing that your pets..
has done?

I don't have any pets, except I had Teddy a while ago, but gave him away to another friend of mine because my wife couldn't handle him.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:56 PM
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1. Chew stuff up that they are not supposed to. Only
the pup does that, the other dogs are well behaved. He ate my gardenia bush. He pulled it from its roots out of the ground and ate most all of it.
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ihaveaquestion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:59 PM
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2. Jump in the bath with me.
They all do it at least once - cats, birds and puppies! Then they scramble out in a panic soaking wet and shaking water everywhere!

What is it they don't understand about a big tub of water until they jump into it?
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:06 PM
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5. My dogs used to bathe with me and they loved it
Dixie preferred baths. With bubbles. After her bath, she'd flop on my lap, extend her paws and demand that I polish her toenails. Bright red. She was a very feminine dog (and I don't use nail polish. I bought it solely for her).

This is Dixie -



Jake preferred showers. He loved to stand in the shower and I'd scrub him - he especially liked it when I scrubbed the base of his tail - made him wiggle.

This is Jake -



I miss them both so much. :cry:
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:38 PM
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21. I had a cat that would sit on my shoulder in the shower... n/t
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:04 PM
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3. My dog cracked open a mecury thermometer
That's just one of the dozens of odd things she's eaten or attempted to eat. Second place is the time she shredded an aluminum can into tiny, sharp pieces. I don't think she ingested any, thank gawd.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:05 PM
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4. Dogs must like cans. I have had a few dogs
that have chewed on those.
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:06 PM
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6. You should not be applying human standards of intelligence

to perfectly normal, if counterproductive, pet behavior.

They probably think your habits are pretty wierd.


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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:11 PM
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10. *blank stare*
*blink*
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:07 PM
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7. Sometimes when my puppy is fetching toys,
she will bring the toy to my man's foot instead of his hand. We are usually sitting on our bed, which is a mattress on the floor. It's always funny. The man says "Peanut, I can't throw with my foot." So, she picks it back up and brings it to his hand.

:)
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:07 PM
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8. My boy once
ate a habanero and two Thai bird pepper plants. Didn't faze him a bit.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:09 PM
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9. Where would you like me to begin, HawkeyeX?
:rofl:

Not really. I can just name two.

Toby eats plastic. The vet says it's because plastic tastes sweet. I say it's because Toby will eat anything that doesn't eat him first.

All of our cats have a tendency to bolt at the slightest unexpected noise or movement. The most severe of these episodes we call "cat bombs." They usually happen when the pizza man knocks.

One day -- I don't know what set it off -- but a cat bomb went off and Daddy, who was on the kitchen counter at the time (tsk) went flying. Somehow he managed to knock a glass off the counter AND to land on broken shards of the glass, cutting a back foot.

:eyes:
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:14 PM
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11. I have 2 cats, sisters
(I guess it's really not stupid it's smart) But one cat can open and shut drawers if the rollers glide easily. (she does cabinet doors too)

On two separate occasions I have come home from work unable to find one cat. Evidently the smart cat opens the drawers and doors and the other goes in to investigate and the smart one shuts her in.

We have wittnessed her tricks on several occasions since this and have had to put child proof locky things on the drawers and cabinets. :bounce:
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:18 PM
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12. I have a cat named Oops
He was named Oops because when he was a kitten, he fell off the railing of our (rather high) deck. Twice. Oops.

My dog Dixie once bit through the cord of a vacuum cleaner while I was using it. It went from its usual lour roar to a sort of slow decline then stopped completely. And there stood Dix with a big smile on her face and the cord in her mouth. How she did it without being electrocuted, I'll never know.

Dix loved cords as a pup, though. She once ate through ALL my stereo component cords when I was out (excellent argument for crate training).
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:20 PM
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13. We had just moved into a new apartment, and my cat didn't like it
So he ran in the bathroom and jumped on the toilet seat. Which was up. He wouldn't come out of hiding for three days after that, not even so I could dry him off.

After that I've always closed the lids on tiolets. I actually get in fights with my wife and daughters about them leaving the toilet lid up...

Weird thing. THis cat hated every move except the last one. He would always hide out and take a while to get adjusted. He hated cars, too. But the last time we moved, it was to a different town, and about halfway there, he came out from under the car seat, sniffed the air, and stood up in the window the rest of the drive. We put him in the new house, and he never had a moment of anxiety. He strutted around and sniffed the house over. Don't know what made the difference. We wondered if maybe he was born in that region or something.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:52 PM
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25. Cats are pretty smart.
He probably figured out what a move was and was just enjoying the ride.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:33 PM
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48. Yeah, could have been it.
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:21 PM
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14. My dog cornered a raccoon
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 04:22 PM by gwbsamoron
and got all bloodied up. It wasn't as bad as it looked - just some scratches on his nose. He also got sprayed by a skunk once.

Both of our cats have, on separate occasions, gotten themselves trapped in the fireplace behind the screen.
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Rainbowreflect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:22 PM
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15. My Golden ate a piece of rope one time.
I had to go with him when he pooped for a few days & remove the strings, so to speak.
It's funny now, but a real pain at the time.
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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:10 PM
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44. My doberman ate a towel...
I had to help deliver a few days later.
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youspeakmylanguage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:23 PM
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16. My dog enjoys eating paint chips...
...but he only seems to like the paint on our fireplace, which he peels off with his teeth. When he starts doing that, I know it's time to buy more toys and rawhides.
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greekspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:24 PM
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17. The cat likes to attack the front door
I still have not figured out what is out in the breezeway. I never see any animals. He also likes to try to catch insects through glass. Over and Over. That is pretty stupid.
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:29 PM
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18. My dog keeps getting tricked into the bathroom by the cats
and gets locked in...he chases them into the bathroom, they jump around him and run out of the bathroom, he (big dog about 120 pounds)tries to turn around to chase them and everytime closes the door on himself while turning, which pretty much locks him in - since he can't turn the knob....I watched the cats do this to him several times....
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:30 PM
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19. Minou will see me reversing my car in the driveway, run out
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 04:30 PM by DS1
and start a long stretch, it's purely a power thing. Little fucker.
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Ruffhowse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:37 PM
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20. Totally destroyed the TV remote by chewing it up.
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Modem Butterfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:39 PM
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22. My Shar-pei farts audibly
When he does this, he turns around, confused at where the sound came from. Sometimes he growls and barks a little. He's just like a little human being, trying to pretend the fart wasn't his.

:rofl:
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:46 PM
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46. I had a dog that did this, he also
got scared and hid under the bed the first time he had dirrehea...What a mess..
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:42 PM
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23. Take your pic: Ant poison, dumbell, wall tapestry, ping pong net,
pool cues and so on. But that was my yellow lab (may he rest in peace).

Just last night, this little guy ate the little antenna off my cell phone.

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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:03 PM
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28. He looks exactly my late great Boxer
named Sullivan.
Sullivan had that little white spot above his nose, and then a complete black mask.
Does your little fellow have four white paws? Mine did.
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Scout1071 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:05 PM
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29. I don't believe he has white paws.
I adopted him after my lab passed in January.

Other than his temper tantrum chewing, he is a great dog.

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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:15 PM
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33. I'm sure he's a great dog
Thanks for posting the second photo. Your boy looks stockier than my late Sullivan.

Let me tell you a funny story.
I was walking Sullivan in the park once and passed a father with a young son, about three. The boy pointed at Sullivan and said, "Dad, look!! There's a devil dog."
The father and I just smiled.



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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:51 PM
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24. We were up north by a frozen river.
One of our dogs fell through the ice. My husband and son got our boat and pushed it across the ice to where she was. My son got in the front end of the boat, reached over the side, and grabbed her. Poor little thing was terrified. She never went out on the ice again.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:53 PM
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26. MY boston... get's a good
running start in the yard...chases after the squirrel only to boink his head on the privacy fence.... every time..... *shakes head*


Here's a pic of the lil' shit!


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A HERETIC I AM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:20 PM
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36. BOSTON TERRIER!! BOSTON TERRIER!!!!!!!
Awww....he's a cutie!!!


Here's my late pal, i call this shot "The Elegant Tourist"



He rarely did stupid things, but plenty of funny things like bury a bone in the corner and cover it with imaginary dirt. He would carefully place it and push a pile of dirt with his nose to cover it. Of course, it was imaginary dirt but he would walk away as if satisfied that no one would be able to find the item he just left against the wall on the carpet!
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:49 PM
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45. Awwwwww....
Did you say your late?

I am so sorry....what a beautiful baby.....
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:03 PM
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27. My hedgehogs
I usually board them at the vets. They give me a small animal discount plus they only charge for one if they are in the same cage. Last time they were placed in a high traffic area. Being nocturnal this really pissed them off. They were flinging their poo out of the cage and tearing things up so much that they had to clean them twice a day. They did it for a week at home too.
Hope they like the new pet sitting they are going to tomorrow.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:10 PM
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30. My (stupid) cat thinks he's lost whenever he realizes he's alone in a room
And, oh, the heartbroken yowling that doth commence. I mean really, really heartbroken yowls. We've taken to calling him "the Omega kitty," in reference to the Heston film The Omega Man.

He's a big, (extremely) lovable lug, but he's dumber than a box of hammers. First truly stupid cat I've ever known; our other cat actually gives him dirty looks when he's in Stupid Mode.
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:11 PM
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31. Opened the garbage can, stuck her head in, and ate some chicken...
bones.

It costs about $1,500.00 in vet bills, but money's nothing when it comes to your best friend.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:14 PM
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32. Destroyed my vacuum cleaner.
Yeah, I'm sure I shouldn't have left the vacuum on the enclosed back porch (accessible with a doggie door). I'm also sure that my kitty was just bringing me what he considered to be a prize.

But damn. When a mouse crawls up inside of a vacuum cleaner and dies, whew.

This is the same kitty that gets stuck on the roof at least twice a week. He also tends to climb big trees and not come down. :eyes:

And no, Matcom, he doesn't have a bell.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:19 PM
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34. One of my birds
was on the floor and decided to grab the rope (that opened the curtains, it fell to the floor)in her beak and run very quickly the other way. Of course it only went so far, and the silly bird ended up doing a somersault in mid air. That was the last time she ever went near it.

The other one (they are both deceased now) used to attack the vacuum cleaner...must have thought some big monster was after me. He was, of course, about 1/20th the size, but as we already know, size doesn't matter. :D
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:20 PM
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35. I'm more impressed when my pets show me how smart they are.
My cat Sebastian has been sick. I finally brought him to the vet who prescribed meds. The cat seems to understand that the meds are to make him better. He's been very cooperative and loving toward me, even though I'm sure he hates me squirting stuff in his mouth and dropping a pill down his throat.
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:09 PM
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37. Buddy peed upwind into a box fan.
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 06:33 PM by Wcross


After Angel had her two pups, I thought it might be nice to let Buddy in to see his two new sons. I had just adopted the dogs two weeks before and Buddy had never been inside a house before. Being the dog he is, he went over and sniffed the pups. He started wagging his tail and then went to the box fan I had set up. He lifted his leg and "marked the territory"- Yes, he peed all over himself.



This is my smart boy, Buddy.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:04 PM
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42. BWAhahahaha!
Now THAT'S funny!
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 06:41 PM
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38. A former dog (as in long gone)
learned how to open the refrigerator. He'd pull on the handle and the cats would break the seal from on top. They'd share whatever they could find. (We ended up having to put a lock on the fridge)

This was the same dog we found walking around the house with the christmas tree in his mouth...6 foot tree, decorated.

Then there's Dot, a present member of the family that we found up on top of the refrigerator. She weighed almost 80 pounds at the time. (Had to get to where the cookies were kept)

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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:17 PM
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39. Ate hubby's leather gloves
When we moved here from Florida I went out and got some winter stuff - knit gloves and scarf and some boots for me, splurged on $80 pair of gloves for Mr. 'pede. Hubby wore the gloves once, left them on the DR table from where the doggy snatched them. Didn't even notice they were gone until he threw up this black "goo." None the worse for it (the dog, that is). Today he was left home alone all day. Hubby is still in the hospital and I had a craving for Mexican food, so went to a joint downtown on my lunch break instead of going home. Doggy got into the shredder trash in the office. Ba-a-a-d doggy.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 07:20 PM
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40. Eat each other.
Pisses me off. I've had two vacations this summer, and each time I came back to missing pets, and I know that the others ate them. Fuckers. One of 'em cost me $7 fuckin' bucks, too.
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:00 PM
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41. WOW!! What a novel idea....
Keep the spouse and dispense with the pet.

That never would have occurred to me - it also probably explains why I'm not married.

Dumb acts of pets:

Diablo got bored and decided to chew on the car. Dented the wheelwell, but not his teeth.

Chandler hated skunks. He HAD to kill them. Every couple of months I had a house dog getting sprayed by a skunk. (Think he'd have learned....Noooooo).

Brownie hated bees, so he'd kill them. Got stung in his mouth continuously. (He didn't seem to be able to catch on either.)

Then, for hours of entertainment, there was Freddie. He would go out in the pond and try to catch ducks. He never caught one. He'd lunge at the duck and the next thing he knew, the duck would be behind him 'quacking'. Those ducks had more fun at his expense....
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 08:07 PM
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43. My dog tried to walk through the front door when he was a pup.
We've got multiple small panes of glass ala french doors. He tried to run outside without waiting for one of us to open the door. He ended up with a bunch of stitches and a couple of permanently bald spots on his legs.

Needless to say, we replaced the glass panels in the lower part of the door with plexiglass...
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ladeuxiemevoiture Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:52 PM
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47. My two cats were actually quite smart.
It's not as though I could talk with them, but I knew what they were thinking and they knew what I was thinking at just about any given time. They never really did anything "stupid" in the sense of eating plastic or ripping up upholstery. I guess the dumbest thing was the male cat was much fussier than the female. Would run and hide underneath the stove whenever company came to visit. Would stretch every toe, claw and hair on his body in order NOT to be of a form easily put in any kind of box or cage.
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