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Lunchtime Poll: Pets Are Weird

Recently on our 5 a.m. walk, Daisy saw a new object of terror.

When I realized that she was focused on this thing we had just walked past that had never been on our route before, I walked her back to it and let her check it out. She wove up to it, sniffing all the while, ready for it to jump out at her. When she finally touched it, body taut, and it ROLLED, she jumped back three feet in surprise.

Beach balls are scary, guys.

Because I love silly animal stories, what do your pets do that makes you go, “Really?”

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Amandamarieg is a lawyer who does not work as a lawyer. She once wrote up a plan to take over the world and turned it in as a paper for a college course. She only received an A-, because she forgot that she would need tech geeks to pull off her scheme.

6 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Pets Are Weird”

I love my dog. I really do, but my 90lb dog is scared to death of ridiculous things- my 20lb niece who won’t come within 3ft of him for instance, my umbrella. But he’s not afraid of typical things like the vacuum cleaner like the other two. He’s nutty and adorable.

When Husband prepares lettuce for a salad, Schubert will sit behind him and wait for his share. If Husband isn’t moving fast enough, or doesn’t share enough, Schubert will start sassing him. Gershwin also insists on getting his share, but doesn’t like lettuce, so he’ll chew it enough to make it unappetizing, then leave it on the floor.

“That was not tasty. I did not like it. Give me another one. No, that one’s no good either. ‘Nother one, please”

(Gershwin is a very polite dog) (He also claims that he would throw away the pieces he doesn’t want, but he can’t since he’s not allowed in the trash…I am skeptical)

Ha! Oh Daisy, you’re so silly.

On a similar note, Odie is afraid of balloons. He’ll walk a wide circle around them and if they’re on the ceiling, he either refuses to walk under them or he’ll bolt as fast as possible until he knows he’s safely out from underneath it. He also does the same with the ceiling fans at my in-laws house. It’s so weird.

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