No one can avoid all conflicts with family members, including pets. “What are some of the little dramas you have with your pets?” asks one user on a popular online pet forum. Animal lovers replied with hilarious squabbles they have with their pets.
The Dreaded Doorbell
I’m not a fan of loud, unexpected noises, nor is this dog. One commenter says they constantly try to “convince the dog that the doorbell ringing isn’t a terrible threat to our safety.” But I get it. I don’t want random people popping by to visit me, either.
The Rustle of Plastic
Like Pavlov’s dogs and bell ringing, guinea pigs learn that the sound of a crinkling bag means it’s time to eat. But the thing is, sometimes guinea pig owners need to open a ziplock bag of batteries or rustle a plastic bag for another reason than to give the piggies dinner. “I cannot rustle a plastic bag, open the fridge or chop anything without the sound of five tiny tyrants (or guinea pigs as some people like to call them) yelling at me for food,” writes one respondent.
Sneaky Bedtime Routine
My dog sleeps in my bed. I lost that battle with him years ago. Some dog owners still attempt to keep their dogs out of their beds, but it can be challenging. “My dog can open doors, and every night, she waits for me to fall asleep and then creeps upstairs and gets into my bed,” comments one forum member. “I often don’t notice until the morning despite the fact she weighs more than me and takes up half the bed.”
The Litter Box
While cat owners need to clean their cat’s litter boxes frequently, some cat owners with disgusting dogs must do so immediately after the cat uses it. Why? Because the dog will run over to the box and eat the cat droppings. “It’s the cat’s litter tray, not an all-you-can-eat buffet,” scoffs one tired pet owner.
Sometimes our pets believe we’re more powerful than we truly are. “I constantly have arguments with one of our cats because I ‘refuse’ to stop the rain when she wants to go outside,” says one commenter. “Apparently, this is within my abilities, and I show the highest disregard for her feelings when I won’t do it. We will have a full-blown argument in meows, and then she lays on the sofa in a huff until I ‘rectify’ the situation when the rain stops.”
Cats are clever, manipulative little devils. One respondent shares that his cat attempts to trick him and his wife into feeding it twice. When he or his wife returns home from work, the cat meows for food. But when the first person goes upstairs and the second returns home shortly thereafter, the cat will make a fuss again as if she wasn’t fed five minutes ago. “It’s quite clever,” he muses.
While most of us know that seagulls have no shame in stealing food, I had no idea that the same can be said about chickens. “They are mean, food-stealing machines,” writes one chicken parent. “I thought, ‘It’s my fault for sitting on the doorstep with breakfast. I’ll stand and eat my toast.’ They’ll just jump and snatch instead.”
Sometimes, cats behave in ways their owners simply cannot comprehend. “I have a pair of thick grey socks that my cat lunges and claws at whenever I’m wearing them,” one commenter says. But the weirdest part is that his cat only ever attacks his feet when he wears this specific pair of socks.
The Friendliest Pup
Some dogs are sweet, sociable creatures that want to sniff the hindquarters of every dog they meet, but others are the opposite. One respondent’s dog “thinks every other dog is a potential playmate, even if they’re foaming at the mouth and trying to bite his throat.” I can imagine that behavior is difficult to manage on walks in the park.
If you thought your big dog sneaking into your lap was tough, imagine what it would be like if he were a goat. One user shares that she has a hand-reared goat who “thinks he is still small enough to sit on my lap, except he’s about 200 pounds now.” Yikes! “I try very hard to tell him he can’t sit there, but he does it anyway,” she adds.
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