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Re: How cheeky is your pet?

My dog loves fresh tap water. When she was really small she was fascinated with running water. She would follow me to the bathroom and bark and jump on the bathtub until I put her inside. With running water of course.

Imagine how my showers looked like .

Thankfully she does it only from time to time now but I don't know what is wrong with water in the bowl .
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Re: How cheeky is your pet?

I don't know about "cheeky", but my dogs Schotty and Lucy have such different styles of begging.....

Schotty's approach is to look sad, half-starved and desperate as if he would be saying "please, please, please, feed me. I am an unloved, misused, half-starved doggie..."

Whereas Lucy's approach is to lie in the down position, head up and regally erect, paws crossed in front of her, looking at me with a firm, aristocratic and penetrating gaze as if to say "that is MY sandwich you are eating, you may give me MY sandwich... now!"

Unfortunately, both approaches work on me

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My dog loves fresh tap water. When she was really small she was fascinated with running water. She would follow me to the bathroom and bark and jump on the bathtub until I put her inside. With running water of course.

Imagine how my showers looked like .

Thankfully she does it only from time to time now but I don't know what is wrong with water in the bowl .
It could be worse. Lucy has decided that her bowl of fresh water (replenished as needed and at least twice a day) is boring and bland, preferring the rather more subtle and diverse flavours of the toilet bowl. She's pretty smart, but thankfully has yet to figure out how to lift a toilet seat!
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Re: How cheeky is your pet?

I've had numerous cats who would sit in the bath for hours on end watching the tap drip. I would even make it trickle a little bit, not too much. We don't want to get completely wet, do we. And look like a drowned rat. That might ruin our street cred.

Where's the cat? Have you checked the bath? Oh, yes there she is!!
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Rusty pushes people with his paw if they aren't giving him enough attention; if you're petting him then stop, he'll put his paw on your leg or such to instruct you to keep going.

All well and good - but he's learned to do it whenever he wants attention. For example, after a year and a half we finally let him sleep on the bed with us, but he won't do it without permission. So if he wakes up at 3am and decides he wants to get up with us, he'll literally punch the side of the bed until we wake up and tell him to come up!

And then there's his instinct for certain kinds of food. Since we treated him as a young pup with banana and peanut butter, he knows those words better than his own name, and of course he knows the smell... but amazingly, he even knows the sounds of those foods. If you twist open a peanut butter jar and he's in another room, he'll start moving the with the first rub of plastic on plastic. If you peel a banana, he hears it instantly and is next to you before the peel is halfway down, even from 20m away without line of sight.

And of course, he knows full well that it's his right to share, and is incredibly affronted if you don't!
if we decide to have a lie in on the weekend our dog gets his squeaky toys and starts whacking them til we wake, ideally bringing them ( yes we get a concert!)... in the bedroom and squeaks until we get up to walk him ..very clever boy !
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I don't know about "cheeky", but my dogs Schotty and Lucy have such different styles of begging.....

Schotty's approach is to look sad, half-starved and desperate as if he would be saying "please, please, please, feed me. I am an unloved, misused, half-starved doggie..."

Whereas Lucy's approach is to lie in the down position, head up and regally erect, paws crossed in front of her, looking at me with a firm, aristocratic and penetrating gaze as if to say "that is MY sandwich you are eating, you may give me MY sandwich... now!"

Unfortunately, both approaches work on me
Traindoctor you made me laugh out loud. They would work on me too.
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It could be worse. Lucy has decided that her bowl of fresh water (replenished as needed and at least twice a day) is boring and bland, preferring the rather more subtle and diverse flavours of the toilet bowl. She's pretty smart, but thankfully has yet to figure out how to lift a toilet seat!
Haha, there must be something about water there. My cat before she reached her teenage years liked to drink out of the toilet bowl whenever we didn't close the cover. When she decided the water was not quite alright, she would disapprovingly scratch the toilet seat. Well, until she fell in, of course, so then she started to drink from the kitchen sink, instead. First time i saw her, she had dish soap all around her face, little muppet.. Very useful to keep the sink clean if you have to worry what your pets could drink from there .
Recently we had a 7mo kitten to look after temporarily and within a few days he was caught exploring the inside of the toilet bowl, as well. His face moist, needless to say.
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Re: How cheeky is your pet?

Well.. when I hear about cats that are good in waking up the owners in the morning (which should be all of them), I always think "what's wrong with my Romi?!" (my Romi is a my cat btw xD)
He never wakes me up!! I mean NEVER!! I sleep a lot and yet he sleeps a lot more than me x)
Even if he's hungry, he only asks for food if I'm in the kitchen around my food and his... but if he sees that I'm sleeping or busy with something or even if I'm just watching TV, he never asks for food like he doesn't want to bother me x)
He's so respectful my baby.. I have no idea why. In fact it would be good to have him wake me up in the morning sometimes
As for cheeky, well... he's more the lazy type. He's really agile though xD
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Re: How cheeky is your pet?

I don't know what is wrong with my dog then...

She quite often fails in being a dog.

Pretty much lots of things on this video already happened with my dog:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMhw5MFYU0s
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I don't know what is wrong with my dog then...

She quite often fails in being a dog.

Pretty much lots of things on this video already happened with my dog:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMhw5MFYU0s
I laughed so hard with that video!!!
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I laughed so hard with that video!!!
I was thinking there's no other animal wishing so, so much to please and play along...it was funny and touching the same time. They're wonderful creatures.
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I was thinking there's no other animal wishing so, so much to please and play along...it was funny and touching the same time. They're wonderful creatures.
Of course they are! Each in their own way
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