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Do you have or ever had a pet that does something unusual? Manfred has an interesting thing that he does and there is some mystery about it. If I go into the bathroom (door closed or not) to shower or pee he will sit or lay outside of the bathroom in my bedroom. However, if I am there to poop he insists on coming in every time. If the bathroom door is closed, he whimpers and/scratches on on the door. Once I am seated, he will sit down in front of me. Once the job is done, he looks into toilet and seemingly nods his approval. How he knows my intentions in the bathroom before I take any action is a mystery to me.

When he was an adolescent, he often went into the bathroom to pee just like daddy does. Unfortunately, very little of it went into the pot and he didn't lift the lid. That could be a disappointing awakening if I didn't look before I sat down. We broke him of that habit.

He also enjoys watching cartoons and basketball.

Anybody else have any pets with quirky tendencies?

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ksk72

Jan 25 @ 1:46PM  
Parker my old whippet seems to think I need protection when taking a shower. He will lay on the bath mat right in front of the shower and wait. If I take to long in his mind I will see a head looking around the curtain once in awhile as if he is making sure I am ok. As soon as the water is turned off he gets up and moves so I can step out. Gotta say he makes a good bath mat warmer
Wordsofwit

Jan 25 @ 2:02PM  
Parker my old whippet seems to think I need protection when taking a shower.

That is cool, just the kind of comment I was looking for If I am asleep in bed at night, Manfred will join me in bed and not let anybody come into the room while I am asleep including my daughter and roommates. One step into the room and he is up growling. He doesn't do this if i take a nap in the daytime or crash out on the couch (watching the TV until it watches me).
lunanegra

Jan 25 @ 2:54PM  
However, if I am there to poop he insists on coming in every time. If the bathroom door is closed, he whimpers and/scratches on on the door. Once I am seated, he will sit down in front of me. Once the job is done, he looks into toilet and seemingly nods his approval.

My question is....does he mind the smell?
theSkwirl

Jan 25 @ 3:17PM  
Shoot, my entire doggy entourage escorts me to and from the bathroom. I've not taken a bath or a leak without onlookers in so long I'd probably feel deserted without em. Also one of my cats insists on being between the liner and the shower curtain to make sure I wash all my bits.. I guess.
PeachyKeen

Jan 25 @ 4:09PM  
I had two female dogs, sisters, that followed me around like a gravy train. Louise always laid outside the bathroom door when I showered. I had to keep the door shut because if it was open she jumped in the shower with me. Her sister could have cared less.

She also learned how to turn on the water faucet outside to play in the water and how to open doors. Ended up having to remove the twister-handle on the faucet and put a lock on the kitchen door to prevent them from escaping to the other part of the house during the day while I was at work.

Both of them learned how to open lower kitchen cabinet doors. It they were bored they would open them and look inside, but they never bothered anything in there.

In cold weather they wanted to be tucked in their beds at night. If I didn't tuck them in they would get up and circle the bed until I did it. They also liked to watch cartoons and National Geographic programming... go figure. I miss my girls!
sugarnspice005

Jan 25 @ 4:21PM  
My 5 follow me to the bathroom too. But, they are not allowed in. I gotta have some sort of privacy from them!

My house is set up that it's a very open floor plan...kitchen, dining room and living room open. My computer desk is in the dining room area, with the living room area "right next door" basically and there is one of the old love seats I keep around for the dogs to lay on. Yeah, I know, they're spoiled rotten..what can I say? And whenever I'm on the computer, eventually I see out of the corner of my eye Tazz jump on the love seat, and she will hold out her paw for me to shake it. If I don't right away, she will do a little bark to let me know she was holding her paw out.

Sasha, when she wants to go outside, will come up and rest her chin on my leg and stare at me until I acknowledge her. If I ignore her long enough, she will whine.

Buddy, chews his nails. He's got the best trimmed nails in the house. I don't know why he does it, he just does it.

Princess, when one of the cats use the litter box, and they shit, she will growl at the other dogs to stay away from it.

Deifenbacher, always has to lay on the floor by me wherever I am sitting. He has never jumped on furniture. And not because I trained him that way, because I didn't. He just has no desire to get on furniture.

My older cat, Apache, just HAS to sleep wherever I want to sit..it's like he's psychic or something.

The younger cat, Little One, she likes to try sleeping on the little tv, and is always falling off it. She falls, shakes it off, and gets back up there. When I go to bed at night, she snuggles up with me on the bed.
sugarnspice005

Jan 25 @ 4:41PM  
Most pets have their quirks. My sister's dog, is a spoiled rotten brat. Cute dog, but spoiled rotten. Here is a list of his "tantrums":

My sister stays on campus while in college because with gas prices, it's cheaper that way. So, when she leaves, her dog knows she's leaving for a few days, and if she doesn't shut her bedroom door before she leaves, her dog will go upstairs, get on her bed, and pee on the blanket.

Now, mind you, my sister still lives at home at my parents house. One time when my Dad put her dog out on the chain, he didn't let the dog in right away, and this dog tore off some of the siding on the house. Dad was NOT happy.

Now, with my parents having 2 dogs of their own, plus my sister's dog, Dad decided to put fencing up around the backyard so that it would be easier to just let them all out at once. Again, he lets my sister's dog out with the others, ignores him barking to come in, and this dog, I kid you not, chewed a hole through the fence, and was pounding on the front door. Again...Dad was furious.

And, last but not least, this happened a couple of years ago. My sister and I went out to eat with our parents. She locked her dog up in her room upstairs because at that time, her dog and Dad's dog would fight. Both males, not fixed. We get back, her dog is running around downstairs. Why? Because the monster chewed his way through the door!!!

All I've got to say is she is very lucky Dad loves dogs also because I don't think that dog would still be around if he didn't.
Wordsofwit

Jan 25 @ 4:54PM  
I have holes in the walls from mine and had others chew through doors if they got trapped in a room (after destroying everything in the room).

this dog tore off some of the siding on the house.

What kind of dog is this?

I have had problems with mine over the years chewing through the fence to get to the dog(s) next door resulting in some nasty and deadly dog fights. My late greyhound killed the neighbors pit bull. Consequently I have two fences. The inner fence is chain link that they can't chew through it and the outter fence is wood so they can't see out to bark at anything and everything.

KitKat25

Jan 25 @ 11:07PM  
My Brittany Spaniel (Bandit) would have to have her squeaky toy whenever she laid down for a nap. It was like her security blanket. She would drive me bonkers and get so distressed when she couldn't find it. I started referring to it as her baby.
1bunny629

Jan 25 @ 11:33PM  
Oh Lord...where to begin????
Fiona loved the vacuum cleaner. It was the first addition to the family after she moved in. She would throw her ball at it when I vacuumed and hump it when it was at rest and sleep with it sometimes even if it was in the closet. When we went to my Mom's she did the same to her vacuum cleaner.
She also slept under the tub when i was in the shower. That was her nappy nap time. I have an old fashioned tub with claw feet...that's how that works.
She loved her Pidge pidge. That was her sister and they played and licked each others ears out. Clean as a whistle.
Mr. Beau Diddley came along and licked his ears cleaned out too. What a sight at the end of the bed every night. Now if Fiona tried to lick Pidge's to fast it tickled and Pidge would bop her on the head with her paw.
Pidge loved to chase and bark at the rack. She loved to gulp water like a whale at the river and pull Fiona's tail, pulling her in so she wouldn't go out to far. My Pidge...I loved her so.
Now Talulah...HA! LOL!...she is psycho ball girl. She loves to chase the blue racquetballs and bring them back to me, ever so gently placing them in my hand. She knows when I go potty that she has my full attention and gets really adamant about the so called PSYCHO BALL GAME!...over and over and over and over...she also puts the ball in my shoes while I am in the shower and throws them down the stairs trying to get them out....and she throws the ball off the bed at night trying to tell me she is ready to play.....
Hugs and snuggles and cute puppy dog tails! I love them all and blah dippity blah blah blah.....
1bunny629

Jan 25 @ 11:43PM  
...oh yeah....even though Pidge loved the river, when it rained and it was time to tee tee outside...she would tippy toe threw the grass and barely squat lifting a dainty leg as if the grass would somehow tickle her noonie...I had to take her out with an umbrella for faster results.... ...I miss my Pidge pidge.....oh shit...I just remembered something repulsive...HA! OMG!...Beaubie...short for Mr. beay Diddley...well, he would watch Pidge (the massive, yet feminine rott) take her doodie and then as soon as she was complete he would eat it! ...oh well...he didn't get kisses till I brushed his teeth.... ...aww...my shit eatin pup pup...ya had to love him....well ya did!
flavorbuster

Jan 26 @ 8:17AM  
Before the roll top garage doors came about I had a German Shepherd instinctively knowing I wanted in the front yard would push the old garage door open with his head & let it rest on his back until I was out. It took my ma a while to figure out how I had managed to get out of the garage until she saw the escape artist in action.
I had a wiener dog that would get just as excited as someone winning the lottery about fireworks. I could lay an unopened pack of bottle rockets or fire crackers on the floor & she would set next to them wagging her tail & as soon as you picked them up she would run to the front door & throw a fit thinking you are about to go outside & set them off. I guess I had a patriotic pooch. Besides my wire haired terrier that liked to jump in your arms while standing up being held like a baby & growl at everyone that got close & a beer drinking labrador that's about it. Oh I do have a parakeet that gets relaxed on his perch while sleeping & fall to the bottom of the cage. As soon as you see him hit he flies back up to the perch just a bitching.
Wordsofwit

Jan 26 @ 8:25AM  
Oh I do have a parakeet that gets relaxed on his perch while sleeping & fall to the bottom of the cage. As soon as you see him hit he flies back up to the perch just a bitching.
Maybe you should stop putting vodka in his water bowl.
flavorbuster

Jan 26 @ 8:34AM  
Maybe you should stop putting vodka in his water bowl.
That deserves a five

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