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PETS - gotta love them! Share funny, loving stories about pets and animals.

Ggrand
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Hello,

I thought I would start this thread, about our pets.

I have read in the forums a lot of us has a pet or pets of some kind.

Be it a dog, cat, bird, rabbit, guinie pig, tortoise, snake, lizard etc: they bring joy to our lives, they are there for us giving us unconditional love.

I thought a it would be nice if we could share our pets antics, or if you've seen other animals, doing things that have made you laugh.

They can be funny, loving, outrageous, anything that your pet does or does not do that puts a smile on your face and might put a smile on someone's face that is struggling.

Please keep the stories light hearted and happy,

We all love our pets, let's let others enjoy them as well..

I will go first to get it up and running.

I have two little dogs, Maltese x Yorkshire x Aussie Terriers, I have Mum (4 years old) and Daughter (2years old).

My dogs have the run of the house, my back screen door after many attempts and lots of failures I put a doggie dog into it. I love theses two they are my fur family.

My story is about another dog I had many years ago, I called him boof he was a Belgium Shepard, I was sitting at my kitchen table one day just looking out my back door (creedance). Boof was just relaxing in the shade with my young son. It was a hot day and I thought I might take my young son into the pool. I was about to go outside when all of a sudden a cat ran across our yard, well Boof just took off after the cat yep my young son took off after Boof, then Boof it looked like his brakes stopped working, he was chasing the cat then I saw him slide (son still chasing him). he couldnt stop, he slid into the swimming pool with such force he bent the tin frame nearly flat to the inside of the pool, well a waterfall began, Boof was on the other side of the pool he crashed straight through it, my son ended up slipping on the water skidded to the other end of the pool, crashing and landing on Boofy scream of laughter was coming from my son, absolutely soaked to the skin covered in mud, Boof was trying to get up, slipping all over the place from the mud as well I think he was seeing stars from his hard hit, he couldn't get up. I couldn't stop laughing at the pair of them. They looked so funny covered in mud, the pool was later repaired. Son and dog was hosed off so it all ended well

Do you have a pet story to tell?

Kind thoughts

Grandy.

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PamelaR
Blue Voices Member
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Hello Karen

Such a lovely story about your Minister's dog. LOL. How funny can our pets be. I'm pleased to hear our stories help lift you - that is wonderful.

My cats - 2 indoor desexed girls that go on supervised walkies outside (we have high fence). When they have the energy they climb it and galavant around the neighbourhood for 1/2 hr but usually come home to the rattle of the biscuit barrel. We have resorted to putting collars on them when they go outside because they can do a lot of damage in that 1/2 hr. Unfortunately it doesn't help skinks and lizards, but will make the little wrens (plus all the other beauties we get) alert.

Anyway these cats - one has a fetish for anything crunchy. Doesn't matter what it is. As soon as she hears you in the rice cake packet, there she is hounding you. Tries to jump up and take it out of your hand with her paw. Of course this is not very good behaviour, however, we laugh and we laugh. And of course, this only encourages her all the more. She absolutely adores potato crisps and there's no way you can eat them in peace.

Ggrand
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hello everyone,

The cat that has a crunch fetish, my Ebony is the same, her favourite is cheesy corn chips, I buy them for her, as I'm not a great fan to them, that way I can have some crisps, in peace. Oh but Ebony and Kya still has to have a bit of what I'm eating as well.

Karen

Hey everyone, I'm really enjoying todays stories:) Thank you so much!

I love the naughty things animals do too, and some of the ways they try to get away with it. Pam, I like that you have that great balance of loving cats and giving them a good life, whilst also being mindful of wildlife. Its not always easy.

I was trying to think up some more stories too.Today I was thinking about living with tree frogs, how much they made me smile during the years I had them.

During the 2011 floods, we rescued a colony of `Dainty tree frog' tadpoles from some almost dried up puddles. Some were flapping in mud, and I couldn't leave them there. So I raised them in filtered fish tank, and when they became frogs my partner and I released hundreds of them.

Some of them developed a beautiful colour mutation- bright yellow with lovely red eyes. I wasn't sure how they would go in the wild, being so bright, so I made a lovely planted terratium for them.

We called them `the weeees' because of the beautiful chorus of sound they make together when they hear running water.

What made me laugh a lot, was they'd make the `weee' chorus sound whenever anyone flushed the toilet. Its was like having a standing ovation just for peeing. Everyone laughed when it happened to them:)

They were very pretty when they `sang' too. Their little pouch under their neck would inflate like a balloon.

Those were good years:)

Ggrand
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hello Everyone, I have a 7 hour power outage today, so I thought I would tell you a beautiful warm story about a rescue dog we bought over 30 years ago, He was a gorgeous long haired German Shepard, who had an unfortunate accident and lost half of his tail, we called him well my kids called him buster.

Buster was fairly old when we found him at the rescue centre, I fell in love with his sad eyes, While we were bonding at the centre, he was accepting of hubby and my 2 sons, his little tail wagging, heaps of kisses, but with me hey shied away, wouldn't have anything to do with me, he was scared. We were told the previous owner a woman treated him cruelly, Buster was scared of women.

We ended up rescuing him as he only had 1 day left. We got Buster home, he refused to enter our home, he wanted to stay outside, the kids showed him so much love, well my eldest son did, my youngest boy was only 6 months old but still loved to cuddle up with him. My son would be playing with buster outside but as soon as I walked out back, Buster would make a bee line to under the house and stay there until I went inside, this hurt me because I had a lot of love for him, that he didn't want off me. If I had clothes on the line, Buster would pull my clothes (only mine) off the line and destroy them, which upset me, not angry, but sad.

Anyway 1 night my youngest had tonsillitis and a high temperature that I needed to bring down, The night early morning was humid so wiping him over with a damp cloth only made things worse.

I decided to take him out back and cool him off that way, I was sitting there son in my arms for around 15 minutes, Then Buster decided to come up to me, Buster came smelled my son looked at me then sat there with me for a while before he put his paw on my leg whimpering every so often and giving my son kisses then he kissed me on the arms, he stay with me the entire night.

What I can figure out is, Buster could see that my son was sick and I was caring for him, Buster understood what was happening, from that night onwards Buster never hid when I came outside, he would come up to me and gently kiss my fingers and stay with me until I went back inside, This time he wasn't to scared to come inside, when I sat down Buster was always next to me he never left my side again. Buster was one very special fur buddy to us. especially me.

Dogs, animals do have feelings and thoughts.

Karen.

Hello posters and readers. I have a story about my dogs, very short.

Onedog was a stray we took in. Never found who owned him. He was quite nervous at first, a bit like like your dog Karen. He was a terrier X and reasonably small. We called him Whiskey because he was black and white. Yes I know, pathetic.

He appointed himself guardian of my little ones. It took a while to realize he escorted them to school every morning and hung around until they came home. The teachers were not impressed and discovered who he belonged to. When I was at the school I was asked to keep the dog at home because the other children were afraid of him. He was never threatening at home but maybe he took his task seriously and warned off the other children.

We also had a boxer X who I named Montmorency. Of course he was never called that, it was always Monty. If new people came to the house the dogs would set them up for a fright. We lived on five acres so it was not a matter of getting out of the car and knocking on the door. There was a path to negotiate. Whiskey would jump around in front of them and bark. No attack or anything of that nature, just barking and backing up the path. Once the visitor's attention was focused on Whiskey, Monty would silently walk up behind them and give a single deep wuff. The person would jump and turn round to be confronted by this very large dog whose aim in life was to lick people to death. He could stand on his hind legs and put his front paws on the adult's shoulders. We thought it amusing.

Mary

bindi-QLD
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Dear Karen,

I was very touched by your story about Buster. Its was extremely kind of of you to give him the home he desperately needed, even when you felt that he rejected you at first. A lot of people would not have much tolerance for that behavior, but I loved that you were so patient and kind to him. He was so smart figuring out that he could trust you, by your behavior towards you sick son.

Thank you for giving him a good life, and I am happy that your love was rewarded in the end. Beautiful story, thank you for sharing it:)

That was a beautiful and funny story too Mary, I love how your two dogs tag-teamed when investigating your guests. They were so smart:)

Your post made me think of all the embarrassing names I've given animals the years 🙂 Sometimes I wonder if they have equally embarrassing names for us in their heads? Like `woof-woof' lol. Dogs would be smart enough to call us by a name.

Some of my embarrassing names include: `The weees' (for my frogs), `Good girls' for calling in my homing pigeons (including the males), `Mrs and Mr woo' for a particular pair of vocal pigeons who say `woo' whenever I am in their sight . Or maybe `woo' is my name?

I had a kitten called `Cujo' (from the stephen king book/ movie about a crazy dog), and a wallaby called `wobbley'.

How about you guys, have got some funny names too?

Ggrand
Community Champion
Community Champion

Hello Bindi,

Lol, love the names, especially Cudo I remember the film Cudo, was a really big hit, when it first came out.

Some of my animals had weird and wonderful names,

I had a dog we called Mooshka, he was a German x ,malamute, Boofy was actually a short version of his full name Boofychook,

Im going a little of topic atm, Out where I live, we are all encouraged by Parks n Wildlife to have fresh drinking water out for the birds, as it's so hot and a lot of birds are dying from heat and thirst.

I have 3 bird baths out front as well as 2 feeding trays, I get so much pleasure arching the little sparrows who nest in the tree next door, come down one at a time to eat then drink then play in the bird bath, I've even seen the sparrows having a dirt bath in my front yard, I never seen this before until last year.

I also have a few big containers of water in my front and back yard, The other night my dogs where barking but just a soft woof every few seconds, I heard a noise and looked outside the front door, I had a fox drinking from the water bowl.

I think it a simple thing we can do to help our beautiful wildlife, to keep them safe in the heat.

Kind thought,

Karen🦉🦅🐝🐺🐰🐶🦊

Ggrand
Community Champion
Community Champion
Silly auto correct..Cujo.

Hello Everyone

Using Bindi's experience of naming pets I thought I would pass on a couple of classics. My sister had a kitten she named after her boyfriend, James, boyfriend's middle name. Never sure how much he appreciated that but they got married so he probably was not too upset.

My sister also named a cat Pico Della Me Lan Dola. No idea if I have spelt this correctly and ever less idea what it meant. The first dog I remember was Jack, a common name then. He was my grandparents dog who was adopted by us when my grandparents died, six weeks apart.

We had a couple of house cows and I learned to milk them. My mom named them, quite accidentally as she referred to one as Lady Jane, a name she used indiscriminately. Bathsheba was another of her offering. Their offspring were named Steak or Silverside or other cuts of meat. They were destined for the table.

With Fluffy we also had Tiger, the shyest and most scared cat I have ever seen, also a stray. Her name came from her having stripes, well sort of.

Anyone with other unusual or bizarre names?

Mary