Do you have a demanding pet at home?

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  1. Quadman2

    Quadman2 Super Member

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    Man!:rolleyes:

    Here I was, bitchin' cause this toddler, a Sheltie, Ian by name has been ruling the roost for the past two. But after going through the prev posts, I sure feel a lot better about my predicament...not that I'm not complaining....yet! Give me time, eh?

    Trouble with this mutt, a pedigree really...papers to prove this. I don't even have these! Is, he is too damned smart! I complained about him in another thread, and it's gotten worse, with the wifey not helping with this issue either. She always takes his side. Guess he's better looking?

    He has his toast in the morning, but looks at you until I trim the crusts off. Pampered, nah! Just...privilidged. Hell, I'm lucky to get an egg boiled!

    From day one, he's had us figured out. Knows our weak spots. The look he gives? Doesn't whine, but can talk, least HE thinks he can. But he DOES get his point across, with a better "batting average" better than mine with the wifey! :)

    Bottom line...nice to know that others are in like situations with their pets...misery loves company!

    Bring it on! More posts please. It helps!

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  2. Quadman2

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    Darn!

    Guess I'm the only person on site who has a pet who brings BOTH joy and consternation in one's life, eh?o_O

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  3. 1970's Fan

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    You must really love him. He's a beautiful bird.

    Great photo, her paws look huge!
     
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  4. Darksyde

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    My dog, Bear ( 12 lb Yorkie /Maltese) will slam his plate on the floor when he's hungry . He jumps on the sofa and demands a back rub . If I ignore him , he will steal my sneakers and go behind the sofa and lay his head on them . When I walk him , he stops at the corner of the block and waits for me to carry him the rest of the way home . When he's upset at my wife he will always take one of her shoes and hide it . If I don't share what I'm eating with him , he visibly gets upset and goes into his man cave to sulk . Hes an awesome dog though , very affectionate especially when he comes out of his man cave and jumps on the sofa just to lick my face .
     
  5. Shominy

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    One dog with more phobias and odd behaviors than could be solved by Austria's finest psychiatrists.
    One "me, me, me!" cat
    Three cats total- there is stating to be a cat urine in the carpet somewhere problem.
     
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    I thought that my cat's, Elmer, habit of crossing was a one of a kind of thing. I see here that I was wrong.
     

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  7. Dave_1962

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    Are you referring to Fraidycat?__:D
     
  8. Quadman2

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    I feel better already, Dark! Good thing we ain't neighbours and the two mutts would have time to compare notes, eh? And I hear ya. There's more I'd do for this guy than I would with a lot of my relatives...most of them the wife's of course!

    All that is done prior to that "lick"...brings about a mountain of forgiving.

    Q

    PS You ARE well trained by the way as am I!:biggrin:
     
  9. onwardjames

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    15 year old poodle/shi tzu that began as the wife's, now is mine. Follows me to every room in the house, every time I get up. Annoying, but I try to be patient.

    10 year old female pit bull outside the house with anxiety disorders.

    Entire town I live in has very bad feral cat problem that the city won't address. Hearing their mating shrieks at 3 a.m. is getting old.
     
  10. Quadman2

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    Indeed...YOU ARE WRONG!:)

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  11. Quadman2

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    At fifeteen the old guy, knows only love and needs the support that he knows you will give him. In human years, he's getting on. Wonder who you'll be looking for support at that age, in human years? :)

    As for the pit? Never knew one to have that POV. Usually, THEY are the ones who tend to create anxiety. Outlawed in our part of the globe.
    not the dogs' fault.

    And in our region, they estimate maybe 25k of the feral feline critters. in this case, blame the previous owners.


    Take care, OJ.


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  12. Alobar

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    Demanding is a word I would use to describe my Australian Sheppard rescue.. He came to us at 1.5 years old being used to being in charge and things being a certain way from his previous owners and it has been a challenge at times getting him to let go the reigns so to speak.. He really just need his ass ran off every day is all (which isn't all that easy for a couple in their 60's). That and he has an internal clock where he knows when certain times of the day are. Time for breakfast, dinner, and his bed time cookie! He watches constantly for patterns to develop (if it happened twice it is a pattern, 3 times and precedence has been set!).

    He has more toys than any kid I know, and he constantly finds new ones on the beach, in a ditch etc and those are always his favorites.

    When we are going for a walk, it is like we are on a cattle drive (with us being the cattle), with him paralleling us and if we come across a dog he goes into some sort of wolf mode where he crouches down low like he is stalking caribou or something. He is fine with another dog so long as they don't get too near, else he will attack them (not a good dog to take to a dog park I suspect.

    He controls everything that comes near our house or on our 3 acres. That includes birds soaring hundreds of feet up, he is watching always. Pretty entertaining dog for all his demanding ways and strong work ethic. Love him like a kid! :hug:
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  13. onwardjames

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    Thanks, quad!

    Ozzy is a sweet creature, he's just old, blind, deaf and scared. He gets all kinds of loving every day.

    As for outlawing a breed, I cannot understand that. It isn't as if "pit bull" is a specific set of qualities - rather a general catch all. I'll stay off my pulpit this morning, just wanted to explain that Mabel my female pit is simply needy in the emotional dept. Whines, cries, etc. She's a fantastic, obedient and very intelligent dog. Wish we could keep her indoors, but she's still hyper at 10.

    As for feral cats, it is estimated that they do more ecological damage than any other creature. They kill for sport, and can kill a huge variety of things.

    Here's a pic of Ozzy back when he still had both eyes (lost one about a year ago, we don't know from what. Came in with it popped out, had to sew it shut) WP_000174.jpg

    another of Mabel. She's a mess. Here she decided to hop in the wife's Fit for an impromptu ride-along.

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  14. markdi

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    I need a pet

    dog maybe
     
  15. Quadman2

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    Thanks for the shares, OJ!

    Cute old bugger. Hope I look as good in the same human years when I reach that age. My ill spent youth won't help either.

    As per your Pit, I agree, but there are so many breeders/owners who have NOT done their work/care in the bringing up of this breed. Guess it's the potential to create damage that is the issue and with my previous comment on lack of training...most have an inward fear of this particular dog, and lablel them all as dangerous. So, to error on the safe side, an emotional decision is made, being on the safe side.

    And as you pointed out, I can see the anxiety in her eyes, eh? A difficult trait to irradicate. My sheltie has great fear of any fire/fireplace since the ONE time he touched his nose to the glass of the electric fireplace. By the same token, I have great respect for steel objects in cold weather as my tongue taught me this many years ago. I STILL watch the "Christmas Story" and cringe at that one part in it!:biggrin:

    And in your comment on the "destruction of wildlife"...the neighbour was half bragging bout one of his cats catching and eating a rabbit in his garage the other day. I held back what was in my mind.

    Take care and have great listening.

    Q
     
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