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Old 11-21-2008, 10:41 PM   #1
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Stupid pet stories

Our sweet little Chihuahua LuPe has always been a quiet girl. When she was a puppy she never scratched things, or chewed things, or even barked. She still rarely barks.
Seems to have been born with so much 'knowledge'
She will lay on the floor on her blanket with 'eyes following'
I remember when we were housebreaking her we made her spend the night in the service porch. One night I got up at 3:00am to check on her, I opened the door, and these gorgeous eyes were looking right at me, like she wasn't even sleeping, just laying there waiting for me quietly all night long.
One day around 5:00pm (near dark) we accidentally left the gate open in the driveway. We coudln't find LuPe. We looked and looked, drove around looking, came home, looked and called, shook car keys, played the electric can opener.....
nothing......
We were in tears thinking she would be torn apart by a coyote or get hit by a car.
Although I had lost my appetite, around 10:00pm we deciced we had to eat something.
I opened the cupboard beneath the stove to get a pot and who do you think was sitting there... just looking up at me with her gorgeous eyes?
LuPe.
Yipppeeee! We got LuPe!!!

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Old 11-21-2008, 10:47 PM   #2
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I love the pic of your little LuPe!! Touching story too... I just live the way dogs look at us... like there is nothing better in their lives than having us humans!!! The love of a dog is priceless!
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:03 PM   #3
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My first companion Buster, who also was a Chihuahua, loved to cuddle and hide in things. Hide in clothes, blankets, towels, what ever was available to him. So with that I have two stories:

Back in the day when I use to 'dress up' for work, I would go through my share of pantyhose. At the end of the week I would hand wash them all for the next week. I piled them all up on the bed and forgot about them. Then I could hear Buster whimpering. I could not figure it out, but his cries lead me to the bedroom. And on the bed was Buster, in the middle of my pantyhose pile. Poor guy managed to get himself tangled up in the hose and could not figure out how to get out. Should have taken a pic!!!

The other story is about Buster as well. Back in the day again, I use to collect these silly stuffed animals called Puffkins or something like that. I had quite a few of them and had them all sitting on a hope chest in 3 rows. I could not find Buster one day and as I was looking for him, I saw his head poked in the middle of the row with all the other little Puffkins. It was a classic 'Where's Waldo' moment!!!! Or if you remember the part in the movie ET, where ET is blending in with all the other stuffed animals??? You just had to be there!
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:51 PM   #4
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Awwww what cute stories!


Ok I have one...actually two, its a cat story.
When I was about 5-6 yrs old we got a kitten and my dad being....well my dad had a test to determine if the cat/cats could stay with us by picking them up by the tail and swinging them around...if they didn't freak out then they got to stay. Well this one cat continued to PURR throughout the entire "test" so my father named him "Timex"....takes a lickin and keeps on tickin :)

The second story is also about Timex.....growing up the cat had a very low tollerence for being pet too much or picked up (with 3 of us kids I can't say I blamed him) so to let you know you have either crossed a line or over stayed your welcome he would bite your hand. I of course always knew this since we had had him for about 6 yrs by this time but when I was about 11 yrs old I was petting him in my room ( a common hangout place for him) and he decided he had had enough so he bit me on the hand....well I had enough of his "catitude" because I leaned over and bit him right back on the ear...bit him hard! He immediately started licking me on the hand that he had bitten!!
I kid you not, since that day he NEVER bit me again and not only that but I was the only one he allowed to hold for long periods of time! And even more...he started waiting for me on the corner of our block for me to walk home from school everyday and would "race" me home! By race I mean I would run, HE would run, I would suddenly stop....HE would suddenly stop! We did this all the way home every day! And if I went to my girlfriends house he would wait for me on her door step....we are talking for hours at a time! It amazed me the change in him...just because I bit him!! LOL
He got hit by a car when I was 23 yrs old.....that was one old cat!
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:21 AM   #5
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I have so many as I have had so many pets over the years, but I think this one stands out the best.

I had a wonderful cocker spaniel named Brewster. He was the smartest, friendliest, loyalest companion you could ever want. We rarely had to put him on a leash, so when we were moving we didn't bother to lock him up. He just kept wandering in and out with each load as he pleased - sort of like the foreman, making sure it was all okay. I gave him a treat for being so good, and he ran outside rather than gobbling it like normal. I just thought he was missing a trip with someone! Well several people remarked that they had given him treats and then as we were leaving I noticed that the garden across the path was a little messy and I realized.....he had buried all his bones there.

Well, we moved to another apartment for a couple of years and would walk him in the baseball park half a block away. We then moved into a house and one day I was having a picnic lunch with a friend at that old baseball park and of course had my constant companion with me. He seemed happy to be in his old stomping grounds. I gave him a treat and he stopped for a moment, ran to one of the diamonds and buried in in the sand. I was amazed, because he had not buried treats since that first move. So I gave him another and sure enough, he buried it too. My friend and I were roaring with laughter.

I guess he just wanted to leave his mark on his territories! He sure left a mark on my heart. I lost him about a year later to bone cancer. I love my current dogs, but Brewster was something very special.
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:39 AM   #6
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O.k. I'll join in, but I don't think any of these are stupid pet stories as chefmaloney titled this thread, it should be amazing pet stories.
Anyway the first one that comes to mind is about our very first horses we bought when we moved to FL. My Dad was so excited to get his two teenage daughters their own horses that he made sure we had the property and barn built before we even had a house to live in. He knew how horse crazy we were. He built a two stall w/ feed room shed row barn and a moderate sized corral for the two grade (mutt) geldings he bought for us. The day was all planned out. The man that sold him the horses lived about 5 miles away, and since we didn't have a horse trailer we had to ride them to their new home. No problem for a 13 yr old and a 15 yr old. All went well, mom and dad were waiting at the end of the drive-way for us as we came riding up the rode. We hosed them off, cooled them down and turned them loose in the corral for them to settle in to their new digs. Dad said we have to go get feed cans, scoops, feed, hay, etc... So let them relax and when we get back you girls can fuss over them some more. Off we went.
Well when we returned, as we made our way up the drive-way my sister and I just started crying. They were both gone. At first we thought someone stole them, but after further investigating we saw the break in the fence. Apparently my horse, who was the smaller of the two cornered my sisters horse and started kicking the you know what out of him and his only way to go was through the fence. No he wasn't hurt! But they paid very good attention during their ride to their new home because as we started following their hoof prints we ended up walking the almost 5 miles right back to where we got them from. They back tracked almost hoof print to hoof print. We ended up riding them back the following weekend and learned that they had to be turned out in separate corral until our pasture was finished. That old mixed breed of a horse was a part of my life for 26 years.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:09 AM   #7
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My favorite is that I used to keep my cat's litter box in the laundry room. In that particular home, you went through the kitchen to the laundry room, and through that room to the downstairs bath. Each had a closing door. One time we left all the doors closed, but didn't think too much about it, probably just didn't want the heat of the dryer in the kitchen. Off to work, not realizing we'd trapped our kitty in the bathroom. Still didn't think about it until I looked at hubby and said, "the cat pooped somewhere around here." We looked and looked and looked some more, and she'd done nothing outside of her litter box, which I'd dumped, bleached the box, re-lined, and filled clean. Still could smell it.

Then, a day or so later, I looked in a little waste basket next to the toilet in the downstairs powder room and voila! Kitty had gotten "locked in" the the bathroom. She'd unrolled some toilet paper, pooped in it, and unrolled more to cover it. She was VERY sanitary, so much so that we never saw that she'd made a mess.
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:18 AM   #8
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My favorite is that I used to keep my cat's litter box in the laundry room. In that particular home, you went through the kitchen to the laundry room, and through that room to the downstairs bath. Each had a closing door. One time we left all the doors closed, but didn't think too much about it, probably just didn't want the heat of the dryer in the kitchen. Off to work, not realizing we'd trapped our kitty in the bathroom. Still didn't think about it until I looked at hubby and said, "the cat pooped somewhere around here." We looked and looked and looked some more, and she'd done nothing outside of her litter box, which I'd dumped, bleached the box, re-lined, and filled clean. Still could smell it.

Then, a day or so later, I looked in a little waste basket next to the toilet in the downstairs powder room and voila! Kitty had gotten "locked in" the the bathroom. She'd unrolled some toilet paper, pooped in it, and unrolled more to cover it. She was VERY sanitary, so much so that we never saw that she'd made a mess.
Aw! That's so smart of her. Thank you for sharing.
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Your're right getoutamykitchen I should have titled this thread Amazing Pet Stories.
These stories are all fantastic and some very touching. Amazing how much a big part of our lives our pets become. I have a hard time sleeping without mine near me
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I have another one. One day while driving to work the freeway traffic stopped. As I inched up the freeway I noticed a dog pacing back and forth on the freeway, very disoriented. A couple of people were trying to catch him but couldn't. As I got nearer he hopped in the back of my pickup truck. He had road tar all over him and ticks.
I called a friend who lives nearby, she has an animal sanctuary and is licensed to release animals back into the wild. She said to me: "The nicest thing you could do is clean him up and try to find the owner" so.... on my way to work (I'm running late already) I dropped him off at a pet supply & groomer. When I got off work I picked up the dog and WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DOG he was. $70.00 later.
After placing ads in the paper, posting at the local market, and 2-3 weeks later I supposed the dog had found a new home with me.
He loved people and kids.
I took him to the vet, got him all the required shots. The vet said that from the looks of his teeth he was about 5 years old, and possibly a chow & husky cross.
We named him LUCKY.
Shortly after the grooming we went camping near a lake, opened the truck door and Lucky shot out, disappeared. We looked and called. Finally found him down at the lake sitting in the water, licking the water. sheeeesh. He was muddy so we bathed him ourselves before we left for home.
Occasionally a semi truck passes by on the road in front of my house and Lucky would chase them all the way down the fence line, barking all the way, snapping at the fence as he ran.
From this, I decided he was either lost or abandoned by a trucker where he may have spent much of his time in the truck cab (I'm guessing).
Lucky was a runner. He would dig out under the fence occasionally and disappear.
He would NOT be tied up. Went nuts and nearly hurt himself once.
I know I got at least 5-6 phone calls at all hours over the years we had him, such as: 10:00pm..........phone rings.........."Hello? We have your dog?....... Lucky?......."
(we had a tag on the collar with name & phone #) so off I would go to fetch him.
Once I got a call from 25 miles away: "Your dog, Lucky...hopped in back of my truck so I brought him home with me" shheeesh....
Another time: "Hello? your dog Lucky likes lasagna" shheeesh....
We used to have chikens, Rhode Island Reds (great eggs) and a couple of them disappeared. A few months later I looked outside and saw Lucky swinging one around, playing with it, feathers flying. He must have buried it out back and decided he needed something to play with.
Another time: We went to the beach in Malibu. Opened the door and Lucky FLEW out of the truck, ran to the beach, into the water, and swam out THROUGH THE BREAKERS to a surfer. The surfer brought him in on his board saying: "Your dog was tired and going down"
Finally, one day after about 5 years Lucky disappeared. We couldn't find him and have never seen him since.
I like to think he has a great home on a lake somewhere, lots of kids to play with, and no fences.
We think about him a lot.
He was truly a free spirit.
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