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post #1 of 25 Old 05-14-2019, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Funny things your pet does?

Hey y'all Just out of curiosity, what's the weirdest, most amusing , strangest thing you've seen you horse or other pet do?

For me, I'd say when my dog barreled into my ankles, groaned and sprawled on her back on top of my feet, her tail wagging the whole time. Or when my shetland started spontaneously performing one of our trick routines without me being in sight.

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post #2 of 25 Old 05-14-2019, 07:54 PM
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When my cat wants attention he will lay on his back with his front paws tucked up all cute. He knows I can't resist giving him belly rubs. And, no, its not a trap.
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post #3 of 25 Old 05-14-2019, 08:10 PM
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One of my dogs plays with her food. She'll pick pieces out of the bowl then basically play fetch with herself, batting it around like a cat. She'll do it with toys too, specifically a tennis ball.
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post #4 of 25 Old 05-14-2019, 08:51 PM
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One of my dogs will shoot off at a full run, up and down the hall, snarling and barking and skidding across the floor until she loses steam and flops to the ground.

One of the lesson horses at my barn was being used for a demonstration on grooming, and he took a halter off a rack, shook it all around, and then hung it on the same hook when he got bored with it. I was amazed!
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post #5 of 25 Old 05-14-2019, 09:13 PM
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my horse likes to take an ice cube in her mouth, open her mouth to have it fall out, and then grab another and repeat the process. She also enjoys using my head as a headrest, trying to take people's coffee, licking things, and eating people's hair. She's an interesting one! Oh! and one of my German Shepards jumped out the window of our moving car... we were going slow as we were pulling out of the barn driveway, but she just leapt out without any warning and landed on her back on the gravel, only to roll over immediately and show me some puppy eyes that made me feel guilty!
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post #6 of 25 Old 05-14-2019, 11:25 PM
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We have three cats at my family's house. When fall started transitioning into winter, we took out the screen door in front of the glass door, and also cleaned up the whole house in general (including cleaning the glass door). Well, I guess we cleaned too well and the missing screen door didn't help because our fattest cat Cassie (she's been on a strict diet but it's not helping) came barreling around the corner, saw the "open" door, and ran face-first into it as fast as her little fat legs could carry her! I swear her body squished like a pancake like in a cartoon. That was funny enough for me, but then our second cat Sherman came barreling around the corner too, and while Cassie was sitting there completely dazed, Sherman did the same thing! At that point I was laughing so hard I was crying. Then our third cat Wildflower comes barreling around the corner, and while both of them are sitting on opposite sides of the doors dazed, she flies right into the door just like the others. At that point I was literally rolling on the floor, crying, and clutching my sides from laughing so hard! For the record, all three were completely fine and walked away - admittedly defeated - after a few minutes.
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post #7 of 25 Old 05-15-2019, 03:59 PM
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One of my dogs is OBSESSED with digging. We have a pile of dirt and a pile of crushed limestone. We let him dig there to his heart's content. I can leave him there and come back 3 hours later, and sure enough, he's still there. He will even bite huge chunks out of it. Yuck! The plus side is he's amused, keeps in good shape, and I never have to trim his nails.

When we bought one of our horses from out of state and got him home, I immediately hauled him to the vet. I swear he acted like something was stuck in the roof of his mouth. A dental exam with sedation revealed absolutely nothing. I *think* I have a tongue sucker. Never seen it before, and I still don't know if this is what he is doing. He tilts his head sideways, opens his mouth and moves his jaw off to one side, and his tongue is moving around or hanging completely out the side. I need to get a pic to see if somebody can figure out what he is doing. He only does it when stressed or it's dinnertime and he's waiting for his food. It drives me insane! Maybe a stall vice since he was a racehorse, or effects of having his tongue tied?
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post #8 of 25 Old 05-15-2019, 04:52 PM
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Two things Brooke (Morgan mare) did last week. One, I accidentally left the old steak knife I use to open bales of shavings on the ledge inside her stall, and when I turned around she had the handle in her mouth and was waving it around. Clearly, visions of being a street fighter running through her head.

Two, I let her loose in the barn aisle when I was cleaning and she fiddled with the stall fan chain, yanked it, turned the fan on, and startled herself so much she galloped back into her stall. Then she wanted to do it again but I unplugged it.

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post #9 of 25 Old 05-15-2019, 10:03 PM
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My daughter's Border Collie, Tasha, will not drink out of some bowls. We often wash the food and water bowls in the dishwasher and I tell my daughter to put down a "Tasha approved" water bowl. One time my daughter put down a small glass mixing bowl and Tasha just growled and barked at it until I removed it. She also doesn't like metal bowls. My other dogs bowls are metal and occasionally one piece of dog food will get left in the bowl. Tasha will bark at it until I dump the kibble onto the floor so she can eat it.
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post #10 of 25 Old 05-15-2019, 10:05 PM
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My dog sleeps with his legs straight in the air 😂
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