Every pet owner knows that each individual pet has a unique personality. On a popular online pet forum, one user asked other pet owners to share their pets’ biggest quirks. Animal lovers replied with their hilarious and adorable answers in the comments.
Precise Internal Clock
Some pets understand the concept of time better than I ever could, like one user’s cat. “He gets me up at the same time every day, without fail. He also tries to herd me into bed at the same time every night. You could tell time by my cat,” they write.
Many pets have strange habits, but some can be a little destructive. “My lab mix likes to launch herself out of her crate, springboard off the wall, and down the stairs when she’s hungry,” says one dog lover. “It’s starting to damage the wall,” they add.
No Touching! With Your Hands, That Is
Cats can be finicky about who touches them and how. One commenter’s sister has a picky cat that won’t let her pet it. But when she tried nuzzling the cat with her feet one day, the feline was happy to accept the affection.
I grew up with a plump orange cat with many quirks, but the strangest thing he did was lick my legs with his sandpaper tongue. He did it more when he was hungry or wanted attention, so much so that I often wore pants indoors during the summer. The licking was cute for a couple of seconds, but the wet spit, coupled with the rough cat tongue, was a sensory nightmare.
Sleeping With the Tongue Out
Pet owners often watch their fur babies sleep because they look so cute and peaceful. One lucky dog owner says that their dog sleeps with his tongue sticking out 99% of the time and think, “It’s the cutest thing in the whole world.”
Another pet with an adorable bedtime habit is this respondent’s dog. “Every night when it’s time for bed, he will grab his stuffed toy and bring it to sleep with him,” they state. What an adorable little creature!
While some dogs never seem to stop barking, others have to rehearse before they let out a woof. “My dog has to warm up his barker,” explains one forum member. “He does two to three silent barks before he makes a noise. He does it every single time. It’s hilarious,” they add.
A Stinky Gift
Dogs are stinky creatures that roll in the mud, burp, and eat gross things off the ground that I’d never touch with a ten-foot pole. “One of the dogs has the silent but deadly gas,” claims one dog owner. “He’ll walk into a room, stare at you briefly, and leave. You’ll have just enough time to wonder what’s happening before the smell hits you.”
If you’ve never lived with cats, you probably don’t know that these fuzzy little creatures will eat the strangest, inedible things like ribbons and tinsel if you aren’t careful. But one commenter’s cat takes it a step further. “My cat loves chewing on plastic. Anything plastic. Plastic covers, wrappings, you name it,” they assert.
Playing Dead for Bugs
While reptiles aren’t typically applauded for their intelligence, this story about one contributor’s bearded dragon shows they’re smarter than we usually think. “I have a bearded dragon that will pretend to have died if I don’t feed him crickets more than three times a week,” they say, explaining that as bearded dragons age, they should be fed fewer crickets and more vegetables. But her bearded dragon wasn’t happy about the diet change and learned that if he faked dead, his owner would be concerned and bring him to the vet, where he would feast on delicious bug treats. What an intelligent lizard!
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