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  1. #1
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    Default best Pet competition

    Osbourne lets me sleep in as much as 45 minutes before he absolutely must be fed. Great cat.



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    No way to compete with a great cat.

    I expect the rest are just trying for second place.

    I won't enter my dog, because she is a BEST PET just for being herself, not any salient qualities, but she is tops with me anyway.



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    My dog (the laziest Great Dane alive) is a huge believer in sleeping in on weekends. As in, we get up by 6 during the week, but she would really prefer to sleep until 11 or 12 on weekends.


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    My late Hope was the best dang pet goat ever.

    She was super friendly and always ready to give us a kiss. She knew her name well and came when called. She would come into the house if we left the door open to say hello. She'd rub her nose on you to ask for scratches.

    She'd gladly share whatever snack you have and drink Dr Pepper from the can. She'd follow along on a trail ride and help clear the path of overgrown brush. She would tolerate the house dogs but not hesitate to tup a strange dog with her formidable horns.

    She was an excellent mother and shared her milk with us willingly. She was a great herd queen and protected her herd with motherly passion.

    And she ignited a passion in me that will stick around forever.

    Her great grandkids were born a week ago and I sure do miss her!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookah View Post
    My dog (the laziest Great Dane alive) is a huge believer in sleeping in on weekends. As in, we get up by 6 during the week, but she would really prefer to sleep until 11 or 12 on weekends.
    Now that's my kind of dog!


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    I was jogging with my dog one early morning think like 6am in the city and someone grabbed me by the hair while my dog was peeing in a bush. He hadnt noticed the dog. My dog turned around and knocked the guy on his back. He never bit the guy but by golly my 75lb dog had his teeth visible, growling like a maniac. He had the guy too afraid to move. A passerby stopped and called the cops. I picked up the leash and the guy took off.

    My dog has also been the person of the week two times in the local newspaper. So not only is he the best pet but he apparently beats out human counterparts.

    His only vice is laying between myself and whoever else is in the bed. My dad on the otherhand would still qualify that as a talent even with a steady boyfriend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Show boots View Post
    I was jogging with my dog one early morning think like 6am in the city and someone grabbed me by the hair while my dog was peeing in a bush. He hadnt noticed the dog. My dog turned around and knocked the guy on his back. He never bit the guy but by golly my 75lb dog had his teeth visible, growling like a maniac. He had the guy too afraid to move. A passerby stopped and called the cops. I picked up the leash and the guy took off.

    My dog has also been the person of the week two times in the local newspaper. So not only is he the best pet but he apparently beats out human counterparts.

    His only vice is laying between myself and whoever else is in the bed. My dad on the otherhand would still qualify that as a talent even with a steady boyfriend.
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    My cat is playing fetch with me while I read COTH? He brings the mouse up onto the sofa for easy throwing . . .

    Not sure he'd win perfect pet as it gets pretty gobber-y, but it's pretty cute.


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    My Dane that we put to sleep earlier this year was very protective of me. My boyfriend was pretending to hurt me and just play fighting with me. Well Kona thought he was serious and jumped up from where he was and tried to bite him and get him away from me. Kona loved him too, but he loved me the most and would have protected me from anything.

    Currently the only thing I can say about Zuri is that she let me sleep in to about 7:35 this morning. Usually I am up by 7:30 with her.
    And Greyson, my kitty, was so cute this morning. I went to the bathroom and when I walked out he was sitting on a couch. I walked by him and he sat on his hind legs and used his front legs to pull my hand towards him. He's so sweet. If it was up to me my pets would win the best pet competition every day.
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    My little shelter dog not only can 'hold it' forever but when back inside, just curls up and sleeps like a cat. Once you say 'Let's go for a walk' (unless it's cold out), she's up and tearing down the stairs to go out.

    She knows to ignore the horses and gives them a wide berth if she happens to be in the barn aisle when I have the horses on X-ties or leading to the indoor. But if they are in their stalls with their heads hanging out, she'll come over and sniff and let them sniff.

    Even if the farrier is here, she understands when I say 'no' and doesn't try to get the hoof trimmings.
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    Ummm, the younger cat makes sure I get to build and rebuild a puzzle numerous times by deconstructing it if I leave the room?
    You jump in the saddle,
    Hold onto the bridle!
    Jump in the line!
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    Yea, well, what about my cat Baxter who lets me clip his claws with no fuss!! Oh, and I can also give him a pill with no fuss!!
    "Life is too short to be a slave to the whims of others." -- RugBug, COTH



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    I call my cat Paws a CatDog. He comes when you call him, wags his tail when he's happy, stands on his hind legs and puts his front paws on your knee when you come home, plays fetch better than most dogs, lies there and purrs while I clip his claws, swallows pills on command, and sits on my lap to have his teeth brushed. Oh, and he knows to only sit on the couch on top of his special blanket so the couch isn't covered with cat hair
    RIP Victor... I'll miss you, you big galumph.


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    BigHorseLittleHorse - I think your cat may win the Best Cat category. Though he may be confused about his species


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    My cat and I are currently starting clicker training for a reality tv cat agility competition we are going to be taking part in; after only two sessions he will successfully follow a target all around my house and onto different obstacles .

    He also travels well in the car, goes everywhere while wearing his harness, loves meeting new people, gets along with the horses and dogs, and loves snuggles at any time. Yesterday when I took him into my local shelter (where I volunteer weekly) for Santa pics the staff had written my appt. in as "madelaine99 & the best cat in the world" without my knowledge as everyone who meets him thinks so too.

    I'm madelaine99 and I'm a crazy cat lady.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Feliz View Post
    BigHorseLittleHorse - I think your cat may win the Best Cat category. Though he may be confused about his species
    I don't know, sounds like madelaine's cat might give him some competition! Paws just thinks he's a dog His latest trick is stealing things off the kitchen counter. Not by jumping up there, because he knows he's not allowed to do that, but by standing on his hind legs and swiping them off with his front paws. Like a dog. Did I mention how tall he is? 15 pounds and SKINNY, so imagine that size of cat. Yep, he can reach the kitchen counter while standing on his hind legs.
    RIP Victor... I'll miss you, you big galumph.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BigHorseLittleHorse View Post
    Did I mention how tall he is? 15 pounds and SKINNY, so imagine that size of cat. Yep, he can reach the kitchen counter while standing on his hind legs.
    I feel you here; I was told by my vet to get Spyder's weight up when he hit 16.4 lbs... his ideal weight is between 17-18 lbs. He also stands on his hind legs to reach up to the counter in the kitchen... not to pull things off the counter though, but to grab my hand if I'm doing something and pull it towards him to remind me that petting him is more important than preparing my meal.

    Also, www.battlecats.ca is the name of the competition we're going to be in, and it is going to be fun. (Or rather, "fun").



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    Quote Originally Posted by madelaine99 View Post
    I feel you here; I was told by my vet to get Spyder's weight up when he hit 16.4 lbs... his ideal weight is between 17-18 lbs. He also stands on his hind legs to reach up to the counter in the kitchen... not to pull things off the counter though, but to grab my hand if I'm doing something and pull it towards him to remind me that petting him is more important than preparing my meal.

    Also, www.battlecats.ca is the name of the competition we're going to be in, and it is going to be fun. (Or rather, "fun").
    Paws does that too! It's how he got his name. Maybe it's something about the big cats, having dog-like personalities
    RIP Victor... I'll miss you, you big galumph.



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    Ummm I'll play too. My dog Charlie is the "pack leader". He tells everyone when it is time to go out to go potty and when it is time to come in. He will "take" any reluctant members out by escorting them with his mouth over their neck and walking them to the door. Will also bring the cat in by telling him to "get Chaplin in". MY daughters Champ is the peacemaker, if Charlie disciplines anyone, Champ will go and stand by Charlie with his paws on his back to say "its ok dad, he got the message". Watson is the little imp who will look like a puppy still when he is very old. He loves to lay on the sofa over your shoulder waiting for dinner scraps to be handed to him. Also, once he is asleep., he is OUT. nothing will rouse him. My son't dog thinks she is human and tries to talk to us. Unfortunately we aren't always good at figuring out what she is trying to say which is very frustrating for her. She is clearly holding a conversation, its hilarious.



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    Oooh, it's going to be hard to pick top cat! Mac is out of the running after last night - he was playing Rummage-y Paws on the bed while DH was reading - then he bit DH's leg so hard through the blanket that it left a mark! It wasn't malicious, just playful, and we both laughed and laughed about it.

    Madeline - I've been thinking about clicker training Mac, where did you get started?



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