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    I nominate this for Non-HR Thread of the Year...

    The cat couldn't care less when we go canoeing, but our dear 9-year old dog, the first time she realized there was such a thing as canoeing many years ago, ran around the entire house in sheer horror the whole time, doing the "stranger-danger" nonstop barking that happens whenever someone comes to the door (no pun there!)... Now she only does it if we hit a particularly rough set of rapids.
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    Our current cat has to be removed from the room and the door shut. Previous attempts to just remove from the bed have ended badly... Our first cat however would sigh, slide off the bed and exit the room at the first hint of impending canoeing. Our dog - well he has his bed next to ours and he turns the other way
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    Umm no – all pets get quickly banished. They know when they are not wanted around, and if they do not scurry away on their own, a "git!" does it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by cnvh View Post
    our dear 9-year old dog, the first time she realized there was such a thing as canoeing many years ago, ran around the entire house in sheer horror the whole time, doing the "stranger-danger" nonstop barking that happens whenever someone comes to the door (no pun there!)... Now she only does it if we hit a particularly rough set of rapids.
    My worst nightmare. Y'all should canoe as much as is humanly possible in the name of desensitizing your dog. God, I'd be in a hurry to finish that bit of dog training.
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    The cat thinks the bed is his and will vocally let me know that he is not happy being de-throned. When it comes to canoeing, he gets pushed off, and will jump back on, pushed off and will jump back on...most of the time he just enjoys the ride at the foot of the bed. I don't know what kind of cat owner that makes me.
    Last edited by MunchingonHay; Mar. 7, 2013 at 11:31 PM.


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    I just KNEW I'd be dying of laughter by clicking on this thread just by reading the title. The dangers of a playful kitty boggle the mind. ... Our cat is therefore kept in the barn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MunchingonHay View Post
    The cat thinks the bed is his and will vocally let me know that he is not happy being de-throned. When it comes to canoeing, he gets pushed off, and will jump back on, pushed off and will jump back on...most of the time he just enjoys the ride at the foot of the bed. I don't know what kind of cat owner that makes me.
    Note from your cat: Meh, it's not even about you.

    Just because God makes waves in our ocean and you are the creator of waves in his bed/ocean, that doesn't mean you should take your "ownership" of the cat too seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    I just KNEW I'd be dying of laughter by clicking on this thread just by reading the title. The dangers of a playful kitty boggle the mind. ... Our cat is therefore kept in the barn.
    Does this mean there are no canoe trips to the hayloft?
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    not much gets me to laugh out loud but you did !! You are right, it is All. About. The. Cat.


    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    Note from your cat: Meh, it's not even about you.

    Just because God makes waves in our ocean and you are the creator of waves in his bed/ocean, that doesn't mean you should take your "ownership" of the cat too seriously.



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    When I was a kid we lived on a small canal. Across the way was still woods and fields. The cat would wander down to the end at night sometimes and cross there but at dawn she'd be across from the house howling to be "rescued" because 4 house lots was WAY too far to go back and around! I'd get in the jon boat, row across, she'd jump in, I'd row back and she'd jump out and run to the door (while I was tying up the boat!). She was the only one who did that and did NOT care to go for rides down the pond. She did a couple of times I sort of remember and that was enough for her! After the area grew up and she got killed by a car none of the others were ever allowed out.

    As for bedtime it is more like being shot from a cannon ball than canoeing.
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    Everybody knows you cannot canoe in a hayloft - silly
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    Quote Originally Posted by summerhorse View Post
    When I was a kid we lived on a small canal. Across the way was still woods and fields. The cat would wander down to the end at night sometimes and cross there but at dawn she'd be across from the house howling to be "rescued" because 4 house lots was WAY too far to go back and around! I'd get in the jon boat, row across, she'd jump in, I'd row back and she'd jump out and run to the door (while I was tying up the boat!). She was the only one who did that and did NOT care to go for rides down the pond. She did a couple of times I sort of remember and that was enough for her! After the area grew up and she got killed by a car none of the others were ever allowed out.
    That is one smart cat, had you trained to limo her back across!

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    As for bedtime it is more like being shot from a cannon ball than canoeing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    Everybody knows you cannot canoe in a hayloft - silly
    Says who?! My canoe floats very well in a hayloft.



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    I. Can't. Breathe. I'm laughing too hard!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ET's Home View Post
    That is one smart cat, had you trained to limo her back across!



    I am in awe if this is what it is like for you....

    LOL I only wish! More like for the cat, GET OFF THE DAMN BED! Covers up and WOOSH, flying kitty! Or puppy! They learn pretty fast though.
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    I had no idea this was not about rowing down a quiet river with your kitty until I read a few responses. I was thinking about how much cats hate water.

    As far as....well, the actual topic at hand....we feed our cats first. The dogs just groan and go back to sleep.



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    Not a cat, but my JRT sees canoeing as some sort of competition it seems. See, he has this stuffed goat toy that is as big as he is...
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