Reminds me of the Best in Show couple after they get a new dog who watches them, and he's humping away at the therapist's leg.
I think it's more awkward for the people than the pets. Imo, too awkward! Lol!
MrB's attempt at talking like a horse person, "We'll be entering in the amateur hunter-gatherer division...."
Pretty unimpressed with the whole canoeing thing, given that it does not seem to involve food or attention. One does bite, however, and attack, mostly playfully but sometimes with some irritation, particularly moving things that annoy him, so that adds the element of...DANGER!!!! And it can really stir up storms when he does grab on!! My old kitty was absolutely impervious to any kind of storms, canoeing related or otherwise, and he'd ride them out in HIS SPOT regardless of any turbulence.
A few years ago we had a little canoeing related incident involving...erm, a couple of DH's integral tackle bits and a kitten's claws. So, since then, DH has been pretty emphatic about a no kitties on the bed while canoeing policy.
For the most part they don't seem too interested. Although Sadie, my girl kitty, does not like to be separated from her kitty bed in the winter. It stays at the end of our bed, except for canoeing times, when it gets placed on the floor. Otherwise...the rowing pattern gets interrupted a bit too often for enjoyment.
O.M.G. MVP, this tops ALL of your other topics!!!! I think I would really, really like to be your friend IRL. Our kittehs desert the room PRONTO if there are any signs of impending canoeing. Don't know what that says about us! But my dear darling husband has been known to go sleep in the guestroom if he comes up to bed and I am asleep - with Bubba in his customary "DH isn't here" place on DH's pillow. What a doll (DH, that is.) I have tried and tried to tell him to just move the GD cat, already!
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We had a kitty incident a long time ago that involved kitties favorite toy stuffed animal named "Brother Bear". Let's just say that Brother Bear ended up somewhere he shouldn't have while we were canoeing This kitty now just sleeps quietly at the end of the bed
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Ricky, who is the more conservative of the two, stays in the living room if there is canoeing going on. Bobby, who is far more gregarious and also feels that the bed is HIS bed that he shares with me and the dog (I live alone, so a second human in the bed is an anomaly to the critters' lives) , doesn't see why he can't go to bed while canoeing is in progress. I prefer that he didn't.
The dog thinks some great game is going on and usually brings a toy in....there are some canoe trips where I am like "Eff it!!!" and lock them all out. They can come in later.
We've only had our kitty for a few months now and I have't actually noticed where he is when we go canoeing. He must not be around but I have warned BF to keep an eye out because Mr. Kitty likes to attack dangly things
The dog knows that when we're packing to go canoeing, it's time for her to leave the room. She's smart and respectful lol
My kitty will occasionally try to interupt us while we are packing for our canoe trip, but once we are ready to go he jumps off the bed. Post canoeing he jumps back on the bed and looks at us in that annoyed at your presense way that cats can do.
Great topic lol
My dog is adopted from the pound. He seems trained to exit when the canoe is brought out. This is not surprising since he is a sophisticated gentleman who is reported to have an educated British Oxford accent.
I don't mind dogs on the floor if they just sleep. Kicking an oblivious dog off the bed or worse yet a pup thinking canoeing looks like a great wrestling game to join, delays the trip. Life with pets!
And I can't believe I just wrote this. COTH is an addiction.
I know it's early yet, but I would like to formally nominate this thread for "Most alarming title of 2013".
The two nice girl cats politely vacate the area at signs of forthcoming canoeing. They have delicates sensibilities, appropriate for young lady cats.
Bacon, who is a big nosy brute, feels the need to stick around and offer pointers and pointy bits. He is forever banned from canoeing zones.
I must apologize for any bad real life experiences that come of this thread.
But! The creep factor lies in the reality, not in the telling of it on an anonymous bulletin board. We can collectively pretend that we don't keep cats and canoes in the same house, but stuff does happen.
I bar all pets from the area before canoeing commences. I don't need my cats judging my rowing technique. On the rare occasion of a stow away, the canoe will usually tip over. Like rats on a sinking ship, they always seem to run for higher ground.