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Topic: PETS - gotta love them! Share funny, loving stories about pets and animals.

  1. Guest_672
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    7 April 2019 in reply to Jojo100

    Thats so cool you have frogs. I have only ever found a baby one once in my garden. I have a problem with jesse and blue tounges, i get alot going along my back fence behind bush rocks i have along there. I rescue them and put them out front when i can but unfortunately there have been a small few fatalities when i haven't got there quick enough😯 My cat brings little skinks inside. I am so glad we dont have skunks here as know full well my dog would get sprayed regularly! I'll never get over the cat in the park it was just so surreal😅 Jesse is a big scavenger and if something is there he will find it but sometimes he does get his wires crossed. On a few occasions hes pulled me to get to what heres thought has been a piece of bread roll which hes picked up and has turned out to be a rock which he quickly puts down. The look on his face is priceless after. He looks at me and very clearly says 'shut up' as im smirking😄

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  2. Jojo100
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    7 April 2019 in reply to Guest_672
    Yes Poppy chases blue tongue lizards too. She thinks they are a toy for her to play with! I also spend a lot of time rescuing them. I think they live under my house as they keep coming back. When I had a cat she used to bring in skinks too and one time I even found one in my bed! I thought they were really cute and rescued as many as I could. Yes am glad we don’t have skunks as there would be lots of very smelly pets around! I worry that Poppy might find a snake and start playing with it. Has Jesse ever found a snake?
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  3. Guest_672
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    7 April 2019 in reply to Jojo100
    I think he saw a snake once on a bush walk along time ago. We were walking along a track and all of a sudden he stopped and started warning barking at me for about 10 seconds and wouldn't let me move. I had no idea at the time what he was on about but awhile later i thought maybe i was about 2 step on a snake. I could be wrong but it sounds plausible. The only other time he warning barked at me was not long after we moved to where i am and we were in a park and he was off lead and the circus came and pulled up 2 vans behind us, all of a sudden jesse ran a distance and started his barking, he has a distinct he means it warn bark to his other barks. He was making a scene and people thought he was being aggressive to me. It took me a few minutes to turn round and realise i was standing in front of a van with lions!!!!!!!!!
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  4. Jojo100
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    7 April 2019 in reply to Guest_672
    I would like to think Poppy Angel would bark to warn me of a snake, but she is so playful I fear she would just want to shake it and paw at it. I guess I need to be careful where I take her. It’s no wonder Jesse was barking at a van full of lions! and great Jesse is so protective of you.
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  5. Ggrand
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    24 May 2019 in reply to Jojo100

    Hello everyone....

    As often as I can I like to sit on my front veranda and just sit and watch the antics of the birds 🦅 and cows 🐄 across from me.....Yesterday I was feeling really not in a good headspace and decided that I could do with some grounding so I sat outside on my veranda...Yesterday the cows 🐄 were in the paddock across from me..I sat watching them grazing on the Once green grass, which has turned brown because of the drought in the central West of NSW.

    While I was watching the cows 🐄 grazing on the grass, two of them moooed and continued to do so while they were having a battle with their horns..I could hear the horns as they made contact with each other’s....At first I thought they were fighting, until a much bigger bull mooed really loudly, then I realised they were young and just playing around like most children do....After the moo they all followed him to the other side of the property.....then the two younger bulls stopped locking horns and followed the bigger bull as well...

    My mind and thoughts as I watched the little fight was only on those two....as the cows moved along..they followed like train carriages in a single line...haha follow the leader...

    There is this tree branch that fell a few days ago with heavy wind...One cow reached the tree branch and stopped following the others...along with a few other cows.....They started eating the grass around the area of the fallen tree branch....one cow was wiggling itself in funny ways with the branch..I couldn’t stop watching this cow as it wriggled around the branch...then I seen the cow put it’s head under the lighter part of tree branch and lifted it up a little to be on its side and back...it was now scratching itself with the tree branch....the cow even turned around and scratched the other side and it’s back..then it’s ear and head even got a scratch...it was fascinating to watch...I took a little video of this....This continued for around 5 minutes, the other cows were a fair way away by now...I heard a moo in the distant and the scratchy cow and the other few started to move in the direction of the other cows very slowly....munching on the grass as they were walking..

    Grandy...🐄🐄🐄🦅🦅🐄.

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  6. Guest5643
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    21 June 2019
    My dog jesse the same dog as in guest672 is so food obsessed he regularly sees a small bread🍞 piece shaped rock ect and goes to pick it up and then turns and looks at me and says shut up as i giggle.
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  7. randomx
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    21 June 2019 in reply to Guest5643

    l was sitting on the porch the other day and this black bird landed on the power line. He had a big feather in his beak for a nest, proud as punch, you could just tell. Birds are that bloody funny, literally little people with feathers. He's sitting on the wire look at me look at me and other birds were taking swipes at him trying to pinch his feather but nope, he's not goin anywhere. He's jumping around and holding that feather up and when no one was trying to steel it he'd jump up and swoop past the other birds and back again, just to remind them of how good he was.

    lt went on for 10 minutes and until everyone was just bored and over his feather then he finally flew into the roof where he's nest would be. Talk about a song and dance, cheeky little fella.

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  8. Guest5643
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    21 June 2019 in reply to randomx
    Hi randomx i find it funny watching corellas and cockatoos
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  9. randomx
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    23 June 2019 in reply to Guest5643
    Hiya helium. yeah they're some of my fav' birds , such characters aren't they.
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  10. Steve W
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    23 June 2019 in reply to Ggrand
    I used to own two chickens when I was a kid living at our house in the country.

    The best thing I've ever seen is a chicken's first encounter with snow. In the morning we'd let them out of the chicken house made out of a converted brick shed. When we opened the door the chickens that we called Lemon and Sponge would bolt out the door past us and run up to our porch to the grain sack for their breakfast.

    One winter an inch or two of snow had settled on the ground. Lemon being the bigger hungrier and faster of the two flew out the door first as per usual but having never seen snow before did a surprised double take mid-flight, totally forgot about her landing, and plunged into the snow and proceeded to barrel roll 3 times uncontrollably before crashing into the wooden fence sending a fountain up into the air. Completely baffled and covered in it Lemon look about and bck at Sponge who looked on confused from the edge of the house.

    Took a full 5 mins for both of them to realise the world hadn't ended. Took me much longer to stop laughing.
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  11. Ggrand
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    24 June 2019 in reply to Steve W

    Hello everyone...

    Im definitely a bird lover...I have a group of sparrows that hang out mostly in a wattle tree through the day...and I can sit for a long time just watching their funny antics and listening to them...

    Steve your story about your chickens lemon and sponge gave me a really good laugh when I mentally pictured lemon doing tumbles on the snow...Thank you for sharing..you put a happy moment in my life today and probably many more who read this thread....

    Grandy...

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  12. randomx
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    25 June 2019 in reply to Ggrand

    My daughter and l had a funny one yesterday. We went for a 10k walk round this big lake lotta reeds and stuff , and green patches around the land either side of the track.

    And a group of kangaroos came hopping along the track saw us and ducked into the reeds. Then one came along on his own saw us about 6mtrs along we all stopped, he looked at us we looked at him, and funny but my daughter and me both said and pointed at the exact same time ahh, they went thata way, just messin round. low and behold it was like he understood, he looked at us, then he looked to the side where we pointed and then he just casually hopped in through there and there were his mates.

    We started walking again chuckling got to the spot and there they all we in there munching away and all was well with the world.

    ps , classic steve , never would've pictured a chicken in snow

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  13. Guest5643
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    28 June 2019
    Just reading Fred4761s post bout his cat it reminded me bout my dog jesse and his cat attacks. Once taking a casual stroll a massive and i mean massive ginger cat jumped out of a hedge onto jesses back and jesse let out the most loudest yelp. Another time while again taking a casual stroll 2 tabby cats ran out a yard and chased him up a street while he was yelping all the way. Another time a cat pounced out a bush while we walked past and scratched his nose and made it bleed. His last cat attack while walking was a different ginger cat which launched out a bush and attacked him which caused him to move awkwardly backwards and he ruptured his knee ligament. My family dog sara was so scared of cats when we saw one on a walk we had to cross the rd.
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  14. Jojo100
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    28 June 2019 in reply to Guest5643
    Welcome back Helium. I know who you are now with your dog Jesse. I remember your hilarious story about Jesse and the cat in the pram. I won’t say your previous name as you might want to keep that to yourself. Good to hear from you again.
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  15. Guest5643
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    29 June 2019 in reply to Jojo100
    Hey jojo and poppy. I freaked out a bit and got paranoid that people might know who i am which is why i left. But eventually got comfortable with being on public forum and comfortably accepting so what if people know who i am. I was gonna come back as white wolf warrior but felt a fresh accepting change was good. I am changing my pic when i could be bothered. I bet everyones rugged up nice and warm inside while i am outside because there is a possum going back and forth along the yard making its freaky territory calls and jesse is wide awake watching it but he wants me to sit and watch him watch the possum. My cat is inside toasty warm
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  16. Jojo100
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    29 June 2019 in reply to Guest5643

    Hello Helium

    I see Jesse has you well trained lol! Hope the possum doesn’t keep you awake at night. Poppy still chases frogs and I do my best to rescue them.

    I am glad you now feel comfortable being on the forums as people are very accepting and non judgmental. Take care & happy possum hunting!

    Jojo

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  17. Guest5643
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    30 June 2019 in reply to Jojo100

    🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸

    Lynne

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  18. Jojo100
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    30 June 2019 in reply to Guest5643

    Hi Lynne

    Love the new picture. I think that suits you much better 🐾🐾

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  19. Guest5643
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    30 June 2019 in reply to Jojo100
    Thankyou that is aleu my male arctic wolf. He is a very special soul
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  20. Ggrand
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    30 June 2019 in reply to Guest5643

    Hello Helium...

    I just had to call in to say that your Avator is so beautiful....Wolves are very special and beautiful animals...

    aleu seems to have such a gentle side ..he has such innocent eyes and loving the butterfly on his nose..

    Grandy...

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  21. Guest5643
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    30 June 2019 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi grandy.

    Thankyou. Aleu came from a small inuit tribe in nunavut canada where mainly caribou but wolves and polarbears also are unfortunately there way of living. He is treated with utmost respect.

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  22. Jojo100
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    30 June 2019 in reply to Guest5643

    Hi Lynne

    Thank you for sharing about Aleu. You certainly know a lot about animals and Canada. Do you read a lot? I note from another post this is your spirit animal which is really cool.

    Jo 😊

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  23. Guest5643
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    4 July 2019
    Not a funny story just cute. Yesterday while walking jesse we walked past a parked car with an older looking kitten in a harness sitting on owners lap looking out the window. It was very happy confident and chilled. I tried to walk my rabbit once on a harness to local shop, lets just say that did not go as planned.
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  24. Forward only
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    5 July 2019 in reply to Guest5643

    Cracking up laughing here...can just imagine that look ! When my dog asks for a treat with twinkle in his eyes and I say no have the bikkies, the twinkle disappears into a "please tell me you are not serious mummy ?"

    Lol

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  25. Ggrand
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    13 March 2020 in reply to Forward only

    Hello Everyone....

    My two dogs are my shadows..no matter were I go they follow me..but the other day was incredible they just wouldn’t leave me alone...

    After my morning coffee I sat on the lounge and my two fur babies kept annoying me by wanting to sit on my lap and give me kisses continuously..I obliged them petting them..but it wasn’t enough for them...

    I was hanging out the clothes with one dog on each of my legs jumping up and scratching me a little..I was saying to leave me alone..it was like talking to a couple of brick walls...😂

    After the washing I decided to pull out a few bindies..I sit on a milk crate to do that...yes the dogs kept jumping into my lap...I had to contend with pesky flies around my face, legs and arms ..as well as my two furs wanting to jump all over me..

    I was beginning to get annoyed with them and told them to sit and stay.which they know how to...They did for a few seconds and again started smothering me with kisses...What is going on with them today....

    This kept up the entire day...not leaving me alone..I was tired and went to lay down, they were jumping all over over me..squashing my stomach, my neck and even standing on my hair...ouchy....I love my furs so much but needed time to sleep...

    I turned on my side and my furs were whinging and trying to move the sheet off me....I took hold of both one in each arm to pat them..They kept escaping my hold and kept whinging and trying to get under the sheet..

    I decided that sleeping won’t work today..I got up and was straightening out my clothes when I felt something in my pocket...

    Oh no..I had 2 schmakos in their...😂I had put them in my pocket earlier that morning to give them when I had my morning tea....as I usually do....I totally forgot about giving it to them...Poor fur buddies really had to work hard for their little treat...after they ate their treat..and me giving them heaps of I’m sorry pats, they curled up into their beds and fell asleep...I slowly tippy toed outside for a quiet cuppa tea..and some me time..

    Grandy......

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  26. Khajiit
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    I have a story about a cat. He laid on my front doormat. He twisted and turned, all in concern, he heard my footsteps and out freight, his ears peaked at my sight! He leaned up towards the sky and shined the green in his eye.

    In his stance, he danced and danced and like the menace he is, he pooped. He took a long dump because I scared him. The worst part is that it was- you know what, we won't go there. The point is...

    Don't sneak up on cats!

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  27. Ggrand
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    18 March 2020 in reply to Khajiit

    Hello Everyone...🤗.

    I thought I would give my two fur babies a shave..I have never shaved them before, the amount of hair loss over my home meant I needed to do it...

    I done Kya..(the mum) first on Monday..She took it well..and had a lovely play after...Today I done Ebony..(daughter)..Oh my..After she was finished, she went ballistic, running around, jumping all over the lounges, on the top then onto the rug in my lounge room, rubbing her nose all over the place, turning upside and rubbing her back on the carpet..up again and all over my lounges again...Unbelievable lightening fast..😂😂..

    After she settled down, I decided to finish off the job and give them both a bubble bath, They love eating the bubbles and shaking themselves..I think I got more wetter then they did...All washed and towel dried, they both started running and jumping onto everything, then one of them grabbed a toy and I had little elephants chasing each other in every room, Ebony toy in her mouth went flying under the dining room table, and out the other end..while Kya not long behind her went slipping and sliding like ice skating on her feet and somehow ended up sliding along the floor on her back...Ebony didn’t care..she looked at Kya, gave a little playful growl...and took off into the lounge room again, into her bed, then Kya’s bed...and onto the lounge..puffing and panting...They managed to turn my house upside down in a matter of minutes.😂..

    I think they like there new fur style..😂😂..I must admit..it really got me laughing...

    My beautiful fur family are now both asleep, curled up in their fluffy beds..looking so cute and innocent...Love them both so much....

    Feel free to share your pet stories..your story may give someone reading here a little light to help them through their day/night..

    Caring thoughts, with my love and hugs..🤗💜..

    Kya and Ebony gives everyone some doggie kisses..

    Grandy..

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  28. Jojo100
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    5 April 2020 in reply to Ggrand
    Recently my little chihuahua has started squeezing onto my pillow at night so that I have to almost wear her like a hat! Just as well she’s not a Great Dane lol
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  29. Nico B
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    Whenever my girlfriend and I hug and spin around in a circle, her family's shar pei dog spins around in circles and then jumps up and tries to nibble on my leg and "play". Always have to give her long cuddles afterwards. Super cute.

    Nico

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  30. Ggrand
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    3 September 2020 in reply to Nico B

    Hello everyone...

    I was sitting on my veranda a few days ago watching the cows grazing very mindfully across the road from mine...They were in a group/herd some sitting, some munching on the grass, some were just staring at me..

    Then their was these other two running up towards the herd that was all settled down and eating, laying peacefully..Well didn’t the herd scatter fast..they all went in different directions...Such a huge animal yet they can move so quickly..,

    Anyhow..the 2 that came running along were touching heads together..then one of them was scrapping his foot on the ground making a lot of dust..then they were having a duel...They just were touching their heads together, scrapping their hooves along the ground again,,making unwanted dust..and pushing each other..then seperate only to do the same pushing each other...this went on for around 10 minutes or so...Bull fight?..

    The other cows that scattered were now eating, some was watching the fight..some were laying down again...they didn’t really take any notice...Then I heard a loud MOOO...MOOOO. then slowly most of the cows got up and started to go to the MOOOing cow..eventually they all started walking towards ther MOOO in a single line..strange how they do that..The fighting 2 were the last to leave...but they also just followed the rest of the cows....

    We would love it if you shared your pet or animal stories here...Your story could make someone smile...and help their day a little bit more to be a little happier..

    Grandy..

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