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Old 11-16-2007, 03:47 PM   #21
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my old dog, scooter, used to lick the blazing hot shelf of the oven after my mom would take a roast out.
as she was bringing the roast to the table, you'd hear "tsss tsss tsss tsss".
i guess she liked the taste of her own tongue, just slightly seared.

my maine coon has "relations" with mine and my wife's sweaty clothes. he drags them out of the hamper and makes some really weird growls as he mashes them with his front paws, getting busy with the other end. it's really gross.

the other cats fight over who gets to sleep in my jeans while they're still warm after i've taken them off and tossed them on the bed. they love it when i make the seat of the pants into a bed.
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Old 11-16-2007, 03:57 PM   #22
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Our dog Pippen can't stand balloons. I don't know what it is about them, but she'll bark loudly and uncontrollably at them until we take them somewhere else.

Our cat Elwing doesn't like to go through the pet door to the sunroom where the litter box and food bowl are (I think she's too chubby), so she'll sit near the door and "talk" to us till someone opens the door for her.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:10 PM   #23
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My dog barks all the time. He was never like that until all of my neighbors got dogs.
The only thing is when Rocky barks he won't friggin stop !!!!!!
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:18 PM   #24
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My dog barks all the time. He was never like that until all of my neighbors got dogs.
The only thing is when Rocky barks he won't friggin stop !!!!!!
Is he a hound? There are a bunch of hounds around us and when they hear a siren, they all answer it, but our black Lab pays no attention.

All right, who else thinks their animals are psychic? As a general rule, I don't believe in that stuff, but I swear, when DH is about 30 seconds from home, Pippen will jump off the couch, or up from the floor, and run to the front window, prop herself on the radiator, and wait for him. Sure enough, he pulls up in front of the house soon after. She couldn't have heard his SUV from that far away, could she? With the windows closed? Crazy dog
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:33 PM   #25
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No Gg Rocky is a yellow lab. Like I stated before he never used to do it until all of my neighbors decided that they were going to get dogs too.
Oh and Rocky knows when I'm on my way home too. He'll hear my car when I'm down the street and run to the door barking and whining until I walk in.
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:56 PM   #26
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i could tell stories about my african grey all day.

you should never allow a young guy in his early twenties to have such a pet.

he swears like a sailor, as my friends used to think it was funny to teach him. now, so many years later, i have to worry about what he's teaching my son.

he loves to imitate voices, as well as sounds.
whenever someone gets a new car alarm or there's construction vehicles backing up, you're sure to hear it repeated for months afterwards.

when an old buddy - a heavy smoker - used to visit, my grey would start this little smoker's cough, then laugh out loud in this great belly laugh, imitating both my buddy's habit, and his response to the imitation.
the imitation of the gurgle of, umm, a water pipe followed by coughs was also pretty funny.

when i used to go out with my friends to a bar, he seemed to know when we indulged too much. as soon as the sun broke over the horizon, he begin imitating the sound of a person vomiting, then the toilet flushing.

years ago, i dated 2 girls at the same time for about a period of 2 years. when one would come over, he'd purposely imitate the other one's voice, and well, moans. and with the other, vise versa. i truely think he was just screwing with me.

he can imitate the sound of the phone ringing so perfectly that i'll run in from the garden, only to hear him stop and chuckle. i now listen to the periodicity of the ring to tell if it's him or not. little bastid.

he still imitates my now deceased mil, perfectly, so it's really creepy and worse, it makes me very sad to hear her voice in the house again.

his latest work is to imitate my son. i'm kind of happy about that. i'll always be able to hear my son's voice at this age, calling "daaaady".
and he still imitates my mom when offered a peanut, simply saying "hello'. but it's her voice, exactly.
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:42 AM   #27
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Sounds like he could be your karmic payback BT!!!LOL
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:20 AM   #28
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BT, I love your Grey!!! :-) I really do!!!! Please tell more stories!!!

My cousin has a few birds, his Greys aren't quite as 'lively' as yours is. :-)
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:02 AM   #29
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Funny bird and funny stories, BT---you really should videotape him!

Another cat story:
Our 14lb. cat, Liono, knew that the quickest way to be let inside was to jump and hang onto the window screens. Nothing deterred him---not even a super-duper loaded watergun. A few years later we moved to another home 3 states away that had its screens stored in the attic. I was in the midst of hanging them when the brain cells finally kicked in and I realized what a stupid thing I was doing. So I put them away and finished getting the house ready for the final move-in the next day. Next day: I'm in the kitchen.......Liono is outside. Liono wants inside. Liono does what Liono does best. Liono hits the screen running. Or at least what he thinks is the screen. Liono slowly slides right off the window. Liono looks perplexed-----hmmm what happened? Maybe it's the paws...no problem a quick wash with the tongue will do the job. Liono then hits the window again and down slowly he goes. Hmmm what happened. Oh, I know--wrong window--let's try the one above the sink. So up he goes and down he goes only this time he grabs the runner that the window is set in and all that can be seen are his claws holding on for dear life and his totally stunned face staring at me. Look on Liono's face? Priceless. Did he stop? Yes....eventually (remember this is Liono) Did owner laugh? OMG yeah!!
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Poor Liono - but it is a funny tale!!
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