Q: Do you ever get mad at your pets?

May 5, 2009 | By Anonymous | 32 answers | Expired: 2456 days ago


A friend and I were talking the other day and we discussed this very topic and she promised she would reply and since I've been away I'm posting it now.

There are times when I get so doggone mad at the boys when they 'escape' out of the front door and I'm in a hurry or already running late. When I was in the cast Rustin made it a habit to hang out at the front door as soon as he heard the crutches and he got out on more than one occaision. I fussed at him and threatened to whip him but he knows his mommy would never hurt him. My furry ones are so spoiled that's it just a crying shame!

So, do you ever get mad at your pets and how do you correct them?

Let me clarify this here....I DO NOT WHIP MY CATS! Just wanted to make that clear! I will correct them verbally or give em a squirt now and then but no whippings in this house!

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May 06, 2009

I used to get upset with Kittles....I would say it was probably 4-5 years ago.

I was out on the deck cleaning windows and had already started bringing Kittles out there with me. Well, down the stairs he went onto the ground. I yelled, "Kittles Blackheart Smith, you get up here right now! You're grounded!" He ran up the deck steps and right into the house. That happened only one more time.

The funny thing was that both times, my next door neighbor was out in her yard gardening and she cracked up laughing.

It is still a standing joke between she and I about how Kittles would get grounded. My grounding consisted of him not coming out on the deck with me for the rest of the day. Needless to say, he doesn't even entertain the thought of leaving the deck any longer.

Other than those two instances, I have never been upset with my Kittles. He is quite the perfect pet! Steve and I truly got lucky with him!

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May 05, 2009

I've never gotten mad at my dog? Dogs don't do things to be bad - they just do things that feel good - so if I am in a rush to get out of the house - I would put him on a long line to go outside and poop - if I forgot - and he didn't want to come in - well - that has never happened? if it did - I would reach in my pocket - he knows the treats are in there and he would come running? His Recall is getting really good now. Be interesting to see what others have to say. Good Night Tina!

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