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  • Weird things our pets love...

    Or perhaps the title should read my dog is weird he loves...

    In my case my BCx love those JG Wentworth comercials. He can be napping and one comes on and he perks right up sits in front of the tv and 'listens' to the music. I though that maybe it was just the comercials and not opera(sp) in general.. Nope found some on you tube and he perked right up with Barber of Seville and others I found( though not a fan of Phantom). So he loves that type of music. We dont have any of it in the house only what comes on with the comercials. I guess Im going to have to buy some and play it for him one day when we are not watching tv..
    So weird he is.. love him but really opera(sp)...?
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    Originally posted by bumknees View Post
    Or perhaps the title should read my dog is weird he loves...

    In my case my BCx love those JG Wentworth comercials. He can be napping and one comes on and he perks right up sits in front of the tv and 'listens' to the music. I though that maybe it was just the comercials and not opera(sp) in general.. Nope found some on you tube and he perked right up with Barber of Seville and others I found( though not a fan of Phantom). So he loves that type of music. We dont have any of it in the house only what comes on with the comercials. I guess Im going to have to buy some and play it for him one day when we are not watching tv..
    So weird he is.. love him but really opera(sp)...?
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    • #3
      That's hilarious!

      My female cat, Isolde, has no brains--she is a fluffy calico sawdust doll. However, one day she was strolling past the TV as I was watching the BBC "Pride and Prejudice," the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle one. As Colin Firth appeared onscreen, she stopped dead, sat down in front of the TV, and watched the entire scene, eyes and head tracking his every movement, occasionally mewing softly, until he left... at which point she wandered off. Proof that no female can resist Mr. Darcy.
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      • #4
        Love this thread.

        One of my cats is in love w/ my printer/scanner/fax machine. When I turn it on, and it whirs and makes printer noises, she comes running over to watch it, from wherever she is in the house. In cold weather, she sits on it, for warmth. When paper is coming out the printer, she sits in front of it staring... sticking her paw into the paper exit tray.... The other night we were using the scanner, and she was on Red Alert! When we were done, and she was certain we weren't going to break her friend, she settled back down for a nap on top of it.
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        • #5
          My cat loves sitting under my son's high chair and waiting for any morsels he drops. She eats anything -- peas, pears, lettuce. She stalks him in the morning waiting for him to set down his granola bar so she can swoop in and steal it.

          Yes, she is fat. There is not much I can do about it, babies drop food and she will eat it, regardless of what it is.

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          • #6
            Olives

            My cat is obsessed with olives. Black or green, it doesn't matter. If I drop one on the floor, she'll roll on it, rub her face in it....you'd think it was catnip!

            She's even eaten them on occasion, but mostly the obsession is with rubbing on them.
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            • #7
              Mom's Westie loves the ads for Allied Bank - the one with the "I love my bank!" Dalmatian.

              However, he has a specific hatred for applause on Dancing With The Stars. On any other show, applause does not bother Fergus, and he's fine with the rest of DWTS. But as soon as a dance is over, Mom has to whisk him outside before the applause starts. It's REALLY weird.

              Mine are crazy for tomatoes. This started with me offering them the topmost slice of a tomato, the one with the stem. Now they hover around me, drooling like mad, whenever I get tomatoes out to slice. I do frequently feed them grape tomatoes (cut in two to avoid a choking risk).

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              • #8
                Tomato plants are poisonous to dogs (and humans), so I would not feed the stem to a dog. There is debate on the fruit itself...

                Mine is crazy for broccoli stems. Who knew dogs liked broccoli?
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                • #9
                  My pyr mix is in love with those microfiber chenille rugs like this: My mom has one in her bathroom, and we've found him countless times shut in the bathroom asleep on the rug.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kinsella View Post
                    Tomato plants are poisonous to dogs (and humans), so I would not feed the stem to a dog. There is debate on the fruit itself...

                    Mine is crazy for broccoli stems. Who knew dogs liked broccoli?
                    Oh, they don't get the actual stem - that gets cored out and tossed. Never had heard about the debate on the fruit; guess I'll monitor tomato intake a bit more closely.

                    One dog is just crazy for cantaloupe - the other could not care less. He'll smell the cantaloupe IN the grocery bag when I return from shopping and start to whine! (I hate the stuff, so yes, I am buying it specifically for the dog!)

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                    • #11
                      I have two cats who LOVE pipe cleaners We wad them up into little balls and they will bring them to us to throw so they can fetch them........of course they are orangies I buy two big packages of them every Christmas from Michaels and that usually lasts all year.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fordtraktor View Post
                        My cat loves sitting under my son's high chair and waiting for any morsels he drops. She eats anything -- peas, pears, lettuce. She stalks him in the morning waiting for him to set down his granola bar so she can swoop in and steal it.

                        Yes, she is fat. There is not much I can do about it, babies drop food and she will eat it, regardless of what it is.
                        Isn't that why people with toddlers should have house pets? To clean up after the kids? When my nephew was a toddler, he was told he couldn't get down from his chair until he finished his veggies. We found him raking them off to the dogs and telling them "Good doggie" when they ate them.

                        One of my cats is fascinated with the washing machine. If I lift the lid on the machine while it is agitating, she is right there looking down into the machine. Several times I've been afraid she's going to fall in.
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                        • #13
                          My JRT will eat ANY fruit or veg under the sun! The more bitter the better.

                          He is obsessed with the Kong squeaky tennis balls, if I bring them home in the TSC bag, he knows what's coming. If I bring them home in my purse it takes him a bit longer, but eventually the enticing aroma gets to him and he will do ANYTHING to try to get to them!

                          He also loves The Santa Claus 2, not 1, not 3, only two. He'll lie on the sofa and watch, enraptured, ppreferably with a chewy! I think Tim Allen is pretty hot, but the dog takes it to a whole new level

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                          • #14
                            Catnip- my JRT is just as obsessed as the cats. He'll fight over a catnip toy, or steal iit when the cats aren't looking. If for some reason he doesn't want to eat, sprinkling the food with catnip is my first trick!!

                            LBR
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                            • #15
                              The weirdest obsession here is Jack who would sell his feline soul for a car, truck, or tractor ride; I haven't seen anything like it - he responds to truck ride, hurry up and get in. I don't have a cat with food obsessions but some with strong dislikes: Da Magpie won't eat liver while Louie loves it; Louie won't eat dark meat from poultry while the rest prefer the dark meat; barn cats get raw chicken innards as a treat, and Tippy hates gizzards and he is the only one that really likes fish. Not a single cat here responds to catnip; they walk up, sniff and walk away.
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                              • #16
                                Oh, don't even get me started. Of course we have more then our fair share of cats (we have 2 1/8 dogs too, the 1/8 of a dog is my daughter's Yorkie).

                                Anyway, our cat Bob, he's originally from the streets of Baltimore, MD, well he'll eat anything and will hound you for certain things-like potato chips, doritos and the like. If he hears you opening a bag he comes running. Even our dogs are afraid of Bob. I think a few of the horses are too!

                                Another cat of ours is obcessed with water. He will nearly knock you down trying to beat you to the bathroom so you will turn on the faucet for him. If you don't he'll cry and bat at you, yes while you are on the john, until you do.

                                Then there's Leo. He's the barn cat who thinks he's a dog. He eats the dog's food, does not phase him a bit. He also goes gaga for bean burrittos from taco bell.

                                Our now deceased dog Barney would go crazy over one of those lazer pointers. He was a Great Dane mix and you could practically spin him in circles or make him climb a wall if he was following that pointer. If you went to put it away in the drawer he'd whine and lay down next to it for some time afterwards. All he needed to do is hear the chain jingle and he'd come running. Go figure.

                                Lastly there is Boo-boo who too loves the printer/fax/copier/scanner. So much so the lardo butt BROKE it by laying on the paper feeder. Mr. CSH was not happy. Boo-boo cat weigh oh maybe 20 pounds. He still comes running to see what is printing.

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                                • #17
                                  CSH- Ginger, my Boxer, was the same as your Barney! She LOVED to chase light, I used a flashlight, I was afraid she would look right at the laser. It was the ONLY game she knew, didn't know what toys were either.

                                  LBR
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                                  • #18
                                    my cat will steal all the cheesy poofs off your plate and beg for more. And he loves to chew on wads of paper. If he hears you ball up a piece of paper, he comes a runnin'.
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by ladybugred View Post
                                      Catnip- my JRT is just as obsessed as the cats. He'll fight over a catnip toy, or steal iit when the cats aren't looking. If for some reason he doesn't want to eat, sprinkling the food with catnip is my first trick!!

                                      LBR
                                      My dachshund is like that! She has no interest in dog toys, but she'll steal the cats' catnip toys and chew on them for hours. We use a catnip spray to spray her toys!
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                                      • #20
                                        My cat Mukluk insists on having ice cubes in her water. She gets all excited when she hears the ice cube bag rustle. She is a CRF kitty who is on the down slope and I don't think she will be around much longer. I hope there are a lot of ice cubes for her in the after life.

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