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Things your pet has done that amazed you?

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Post by UlteriorModem » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:28 pm

My Cat "Flounder" amazes me at times. He can be so smart in some ways and not so sharp in others.

But the other day I saw something that really took me aback. It's not really a big deal but I found it interesting.

I came walking up to the deck, there was a small plane puttering by overhead, and Flounder was sitting there staring up at it watching it go by!!! Not the first time I have witnessed him watching a plane or helicopter fly over. Never seen any animal do this!

The other evening I gave Flounder a little dry food after his "Dinner". He likes his dessert :D Anyhow his "Dinner" was some canned food on a paper plate which he had finished. The empty paper plate was sort of in front of the bowl with the dry food in it. Flounder reached out with a paw and flicked the plate out of the way like "Get this out of my way!"

There are tons of other anecdotes but for now these two stand out.
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Post by helicon » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:09 pm

That's funny. Unfortunately my cat has gone missing as of about 6 months ago. I had spent a lot of money on vets and the veterinary hospital for his breathing problem, which was corrected and he became healthy again. However, one early morning he failed to come in. Usually he went outside at 4am and came in around 6, jumping through my open window and onto my bed. I posted flyers all around the neighborhood - got a few phone calls from people walking their dogs who claimed to have seen a cat that looked like him but none of them panned out. Either he ran away or more likely one of the wild critters around here got him. I'm looking for a replacement kitty now. He did a lot of funny things in the time I had him, so I know what you mean.
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Post by Ylem » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:19 pm

My great dane would count her morning biscuits!
I always gave her 5, one morning she just sat there and looked at me. There was only four there! So I gave her another, low and behold she started eating.
So at times I would just give her 4 to see if this behaviour continued. Yep, she would not eat until there was 5 in front of her!
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Post by frazier » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:12 pm

So many things over the years...

The one that comes to mind right now: at one point in our history we had several cats, and a dog (Guinness). For the most part the dog regarded the cats as non-entities, which suited the cats just fine. But two of the cats had a habit, a few times a week, of getting into knock-down drag-out fights, full of snarling, yowling, screaming, and full-force quantum entanglement. Whenever Guinness heard this, he would come running, lower his head, and barrel into the cats, sending them flying. Before long, the cats had learned to conduct their hostilities in complete silence, which was the funniest thing to observe.

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Post by Shabadoo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:57 pm

When she's not sleeping she has a job. Specialized training.
A couple nights ago I left her in the house while I took the rolling trash cans down our ski slope of a driveway. I slipped and fell on the ice, flat on my back. I was stunned, I couldn't get up. I moved and was sliding, I'd go to stand and my feet would slip on that ice again. (could have been like an old comedy sketch).
The dog was in the window flipping out, barking like mad and looking like she's about to go right through the tall windows. She couldn't come to my aid. She knocked my 9 yr old over in the hallway, and jumped in my wife's lap (a Lab) on the couch and was barking loud as could be and ran back to that window and wouldn't stop.
Afterwords, the dog and I had to have a private talk. "I should have took you with me. Don't be so viscious. I love you too. Here's belly rubs and biscuits."
"good dog"

After thought, barking and getting attention, that's one of the trained jobs.
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Post by bladekeeper » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:21 am

We do not have door knobs on our internal doors. We have handles. Same function, just a different style. Anyway, my cat Vincent is always up for a quiet nap. Whenever he gets the notion, he'll wander into the master bath, jump up and pull down the door handle on my wife's closet door and crawl to the back in a dark corner for his napping. He doesn't do this in my closet, only my wife's. :lol:
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I had him, so I know what you mean.
Dang, sorry to hear this Michael. I was just wondering about your cat a couple of days ago as you haven't mention him in a while. :(
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Post by Lady Fraktor » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:44 am

I do not know if I would consider Mars amazing ;)
A bit of a practical joker like me, the best one was a nice warm summer day with half a dozen women sitting around talking and drinking wine
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Mars brought a live squirrel inside and dropped it in the middle of the room. About 2 hours of chaos resulted, he just sat on his perch and watched...
Right now he is curled up on my lap having me feed him breakfast by hand. :)
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Post by bladekeeper » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:52 am

Lady Fraktor wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:44 am
I do not know if I would consider Mars amazing ;)
A bit of a practical joker like me, the best one was a nice warm summer day with half a dozen women sitting around talking and drinking wine
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Mars brought a live squirrel inside and dropped it in the middle of the room. About 2 hours of chaos resulted, he just sat on his perch and watched...
Right now he is curled up on my lap having me feed him breakfast by hand. :)
Holy cow. That's what you call a Mississippi Squirrel Revival. :lol:
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Post by frazier » Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:03 pm

Lady Fraktor wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:44 am
Mars brought a live squirrel inside and dropped it in the middle of the room. About 2 hours of chaos resulted, he just sat on his perch and watched...
We have a similar story. We once adopted two kittens which were a rescue from a nearby farm. One night we awakened to a commotion coming from the bathroom. Apparently our large tom ("Baby") had gone into the basement and brought up a live mouse. He had released the mouse in the bathtub; then he lounged on the edge of the tub like a Roman emperor and watched while the kittens tried to catch it. We called him "Uncle Baby" after that.

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