Does your dog (or other pet ) do …odd….things ?

posted 2 months ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Helper bee

When my dog was little he was skiddish so I’d pet him lots while running loud things such as the blender or hair dryer. Now when I get out of the shower and dry my hair he comes running and wants to be pet and won’t leave until I run the hair dryer over him too a few times 😂

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My pup definitely prefers hard cold surfaces too. She “makes laps” though with her sleeping spots, on the floor by the door, on the floor in front of the TV, one end of the couch, other ened of couch, back to the door and then gets repeated. It takes about 90 minutes to complete the cycle. She also brings all her toys onto our bed when shes ready to go to bed. She also loves leaves, she plays with them, doesn’t eat them, she pounces on them like prey. Last, she loves queer eye on netflix! Every time the music plays, she stops and watches the intro. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@coffeeandpolish:  My dog does this too! For the same reason!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

My cat prefers hard surfaces too. She has lots of comfy cat beds, and access to all our furniture, but she sleeps on top of a plastic box…

She also attacks the tv when there are animals on the screen – birds, insects, and particularly hyenas for some reason

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

My snake likes to sleep with his back end elevated and wrapped around his branch and his front end flat on his sunning rock. It definitely doesn’t look comfortable, but I’m not a snake so what do I know?

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

We rescued my dog when he was 2.  Every Christmas we buy 4-5 small toys and wrap them and put them under the tree about a week before Christmas.  He will carefully unwrap all of his toys before Christmas Eve (usually while hiding under the tree).  They aren’t food (so no major smell), and he doesn’t touch anyone else’s gifts!  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

My golden retriever likes to get up on tables.

I was having a WebEx meeting standing up in the kitchen a few weeks ago, and the person I was talking to was like “uhhhh there’s a dog on the table behind you” and I shit you not there the fucker was, standing on the dining room table like king dick. The above photo was taken at 4am before the gym, he went outside for this reason, apparently. 

He has ZERO control over his massive floppy tongue

Weirdly enough, he likes to stretch with half his body on the couch

And ever since we got our kitten 6 months ago, he’s spending a lot of the time perching on top of the couch like his brother does. Even though he’s WAY TOO BIG WTF. IT’S STARTING TO SAG

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Our house has two rooms divided by a set of glass-paned doors. Our cat has a habit of slipping unnoticed into the outer room and then pawing at the door or meowing when she gets shut out there by accident. However, once you open the door for her, she won’t come through it unless you walk away from the door. 

Same set of doors – if they are even barely cracked, she knows how to slip her paw in and pull them open enough to go into the outer room… but she can’t figure out how to push a slightly open door from the other side to get out.

Post # 10
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Newbee

I created an account, as I’m a huge lurker, just so I could comment on this thread! I have a 12 year old Havanese and he definitely has his quirks. He loves cold hard surfaces (including laying down in the shower) instead of dog beds. He actually has never preferred dog beds, but every once in awhile he will lay in one. 

 

He also loves to rub his face on any surface he lays on – bed, floor, couch, etc. This is his routine. He’s also a Velcro dog, and goes anywhere I go. He panics when he cannot see me, and has to be in area of the house as me. Much like your dog, he never wants to sit next to me at home (unless there’s fireworks!) but if we go out to public, then he has to be in my lap. 

 

The other main quirk is he has to push his food around with his nose repeatedly when it’s time to eat, and eats one kibble at a time. We’ve done numerous things to make sure it wasn’t the food causing an odor he didn’t like, switched his bowls, washed his bowl daily, etc. He will still push his food around for several minutes before sitting down to eat!

I will say, I believe some of his quirks relate to his upbringing. For the first three years, he was a stud dog and lived on a farm. He was not house trained, and knew no “tricks” and didn’t really respond to his name. He also didn’t know how to use stairs, and they just let the dogs in a concrete room in a house to use the bathroom. I resuced him when he was three, and he’s come a long way!

 

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

My sister has a pair of poop emoji slippers that got….sexually assaulted?…by our pet rabbit. By the time we noticed what was happening, the deed was done. It was…horrifying. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

Our dog screams when we leave the house. Or if we’re in the car and we have to stop at a light or something. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Ours somehow knows who her toys have come from. So when we FaceTime our parents, she won’t ‘talk’ to them over video (sit next to us and just look at the iPad). She will either go get on her bed and ignore everyone or she’ll play. If she plays, she’ll pick a toy from whoever we’re talking to. Both my mum and Mother-In-Law buy her toys every Christmas, so she has a few to choose from. The weird thing is the Mother-In-Law is in another country and all presents come via amazon so have never been near Mother-In-Law and therefore don’t smell of her. They get opened on Christmas morning with presents from us and my mum, yet she’ll still can grab a bear from Mother-In-Law when we’re talking to her. She also does it if we’re on the phone to DH’s grandma, whoever she’s never met so doesn’t know what she smells like. She will still still hunt for the one toy DH’s grandma sent her.

Here she is on her first outing to a cafe as restrictions eased slightly here:

Post # 15
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Helper bee

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@sbl99:  ‘King dick’ is hilarious and your dog is the happiest derp omg!! 

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