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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted March 28, 2004 13:10      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
* play the radio while cooking dinner or doing dishes out in the kitchen

* talk to someone else in the other room

* eat an apple right in front of the pig

* run out of spinach

* clip its nails

* leave the room

* work late/go away for the weekend

* put it back in its cage

* give it a bath

For something that doesn't even weigh two pounds Talkeetna's a demanding little thing...and she's got the lung power to prove it. :/

What ticks off your pets?

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Things that upset me about my cat:
  • Afraid of everything (vacuums, dogs, insects, vhs tapes, plastic bags, voices, etc)
  • Constantly tries and sometimes succeeds in drinking my milk!
  • Knocks away/Hides my pens when I'm working on some homework.
  • Attacks me in the middle of night for no reason, yet runs off if I try to play with him.
  • How he is unable to make an actual meow (it's more like moow or just a stutter m-e-eh)

None of things really upset me though, and although he has his problems he still does some things correct. Such as not eating on my bed, not clawing any of my furniture (unfortunately I don't count as furniture [ohwell] ), and staying out of my chair.

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Icon 1 posted March 28, 2004 14:37      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My Border Collie/labrador cross has a thing about the front door.

Opening the front door is the most exciting thing in the world and he goes absolutely crazy every time.
He'll then run outside and woof loudly at the world, and he has a woof that sounds like it comes from a dog twice his size.

Ok, now leave the front door open for a couple of hours, he's able to wander in and out at will, being outside gets boring, so he comes in and lies down on his bed. Close the door for 10 seconds, then open it, it's the most exciting thing in the world and he jumps about and barks like a crazy thing, then runs outside and woofs at the world.

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Icon 4 posted March 28, 2004 15:04      Profile for eDJ     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My fifth grade teacher used to say that if you held one by its tail...its eyeballs would fall
out.

I guess after it found its eyeballs and put them back in...and got over the shock of the whole ordeal..it might just be pisssedoff pig.

eDJ

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In my experience, grabbing anything/anyone's tail will result in some sort of violence... although, I have had a FEW occasions where I didn't get slapped across the hall...

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted March 28, 2004 18:46      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by eDJ:
My fifth grade teacher used to say that if you held one by its tail...its eyeballs would fall
out.

The problem with this is guinea pigs don't have tails...

Here I am, in the lab around dinner time. I'm gonna have one pissed off pig on my hands when I get home... :/

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Have you considered therepy for your guinea pig's seperation anxiety? [ohwell]
Cootie's pet peeves:
*Moving him out of his favorite chair, even though it's the chair you use to go on the computer.
*Grabbing him away from the window sill.
*Poking his grotesquely large testicals.
*Using him as a substitue accordian.
*Even thinking about going near his tail.
Stitches pet peeves:
*Everything, she's prego!
*Usually, holding her like a baby unless approached by her first
*Not letting her in the house on her terms, and you can hear this tiny cat from two rooms away screeching!!!
*Baby talk
Fluffy's pet peeves:
*Taking a bath. (And I have the scars to prove it)
The dogs have "personality" too, but only my psycho dog, Oreo. If she's next to the cats, she's whine and wiggle her tail so hard, it looks more like a heliocopter going around her butt! And if you call her, she does the same thing but she backs away at the same time. And forget trying to hold her! She'll wrap around your arm like a vine!!!
Come to think of it, I've had a lot of mentally messed up animals. My dad built my hamsters a double decker cage and they used to go on the top of it and jump off. (A cry for help, maybe?)

--Probably, C.P.

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Icon 1 posted March 29, 2004 10:40      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Our cats don't have pet peved they have rules for us....

Tinks laws:
- Thou shalt feed me, now! And Now! and Now! Give me more! (even if the dish is still full)
- Thou shalt be tounge bathed daily... even if you just took a shower... even if you don't want my hair on your clothes... even if you yell at me...
- Thou shalt try and play with me, if I bring you the string and meow at you till you pay attention, even if I run away when you pick up the string


Shared laws:
- Thou shalt not go to the basement without cat escort.
- Thou shalt not be a small child... children are evil scary things.
- Thou shalt not be a vacume cleaner... vacumes are evil and scary things
- Thou shalt not be a broom in motion, or you will pounced on.

Tizzy laws:
- Thou shalt come to me to pet me.
- Thou shalt never pick me up... or my back claws will be your rath.
- Thou shalt not sit in my chair.
- Thou shalt open all closets on a periodic basis, just so I can sneak in unnoticed, get locked inside... I shall then play for a little while, and then begin to cry cuz my people aren't here.
- Food tastes better when you pet me.
- Pet me... I am cute... Pet me.... Scractch behind my ear.... over.... oh, thats the spot.... hey that tickles! ...heres my belly... hey, don't touch the belly!!! ...Here, scratch my head... Hey, where are going... I'm not done! Hey! Hey!...

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My cat Max is so laid back...he generally doesn't get pissed off by much. Only two things get to him:

-Not being let outside the second he first demands it. If I don't do as he asks, he will assume I just didn't hear him and meow louder and closer until he is literally meowing in my ear... this wouldn't be so bad except he has decided that 5 AM is the perfect time to go outside.

-Being on the wrong side of the glass door when birds are visible. This will cause him to sit by the door or window and make weird little "demon cat" noises until the birds go away.

Max is the only cat I've ever met that gets cabin fever: if he's indoors for too long, he will turn into the feline equivilent of a Super Ball and ricochet around the apartment at high speed until he wears himself out. Very funny to watch, but probably not really good for him...

--Flash, wondering if they make kitty Valium

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Icon 1 posted March 29, 2004 14:43      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Lumina Manson:
Have you considered therepy for your guinea pig's seperation anxiety? [ohwell]

Oh believe me she's much better now than she was when I first got her. She used to jump off of high objects at the slightest provocation...seriously, opening the fridge to get her some spinach made her damn near suicidal. My roomie at the time first suggested I return her for a more stable version, but since the store had a no-return policy (as if I would!!) we then started wondering if they made Prozac or Xanax formulated for guinea pigs. Fortunately, the pig just grew up a bit and now she either screams or dives for cover...kinda like me. :/
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The U.S. Mail and UPS (these two make a lot of people mad)

Squirrels and rabbits that will not stay still long enough for her to catch them and throw them around.

Getting her teeth brushed.

Getting a bath.

Getting brushed.

Thunderstorms.

The stupid mangy brown dog that lives across the street (I could go on and on about this rotten little mutt, but I'll spare you).

The bell on Wheel of Fortune that signals the end of the game. (She really, really hates this).

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My friend had a dog with separation anxiety. He would lick the sliding glass door until it was all foamy and slobery. [Embarrassed] They make Prozac for dogs, I don't know about guinea pigs, though. [Big Grin]
There was also a therapy dog named Buddy who took anti-depressants. [Big Grin] I miss that dog.

--Cool, C.P.

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quote:
Originally posted by Xanthine:
Oh believe me she's much better now than she was when I first got her. She used to jump off of high objects at the slightest provocation...seriously, opening the fridge to get her some spinach made her damn near suicidal. My roomie at the time first suggested I return her for a more stable version, but since the store had a no-return policy (as if I would!!) we then started wondering if they made Prozac or Xanax formulated for guinea pigs. Fortunately, the pig just grew up a bit and now she either screams or dives for cover...kinda like me. :/

I used to have a guinea pig that somehow connected "opening of the refrigerator door" with "feed me" in his tiny little brain -- if he heard the door, or saw the light, you'd think it was the end of the Guinea Pig World. Man, he was loud.

But he did make a good midnight snack alarm system.

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* Move to peru. [evil]
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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
* Move to peru. [evil]

Ach, you'll be telling me that Canadians eat Beaver next.
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quote:
Originally posted by Allan:
quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
* Move to peru. [evil]

Ach, you'll be telling me that Canadians eat Beaver next.
No, we eat beaver tails!

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