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Bossy Dogs

Hi as you are probably aware I look after 2 Bedlington Terriers

ever since they were pups they have alway had a scrambled egg supper

They did not have any eggs yesterday

They have just nagged me into making their supper (2 mins in microwave ) and just wolfed it down when it was cool enough

Has any one else got a pet that nags their carer into getting what they want

Love them really

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My cat (Curfew) nags me, headbutts me and yowls at me to give her some of her cat treats, I swear to God they must put some sort of highly addictive drug in them, she has to have them.

She'll be out shoplifting later

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my two don't need to shoplift

took them up to Saltburn (Chippy is on Beach (near enough ) bought myself fish and chips

The owner sent them a sausage gratis

I wish I could work it like they do

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LOVELY NAME. I GUESS SHE'S CALLED CURFEW BECAUSE SHE WON'T COME IN AT BEDTIME???!

DREAMIES ARE AS ADDICTIVEA S CATNIP.MY OLD BIY USED TO LOVE THEM.

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She's called Curfew as I used to get kids playing outside the house I lived in when I got her. So, I got a kitten, called her 'Curfew' and when I called her in at night, kids vanished.

Job done :)

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HO HO! FELINES ARE VERY USEFUL TOOLS1

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I have two miniature dachshunds, and they are my special little girls. They could beg me for anything! I can't give them tit bits as they have to lose weight anyway, but I give them all I can in the way of love. One of them slipped a disc on Monday, and has just had an operation, and in am praying she will walk again! I really didn't need this stress now in my condition, but these things are sent to try us aren't they?

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i hope everything goes well

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Sending love and healing vibes to your girl for a smooth operation and recovery - definitely stress you don't need. Take care and keep us posted on her progress (and yours of course!). ;)

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Thanks so much xx

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I REALLY HOPE SHE'S OK

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Thanks so much

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Blimey Nutkin how does a dachshund slip a disc. When that happened to me it was caused by lifting a heavy weight ..................surely not ?

Such a worrying time for you but I really hope your little 'girl' makes a complete recovery. xx

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My beautiful cat (Speedy) used to tap me repeatedly on the eyelids when I tried to have a lie in and it was past his breakfast time. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was heartbroken when he died a couple of years ago aged 20, having been my faithful companion................and so handsome. He used to walk with me to the shops & was so happy when I reappeared that he would 'talk' to me all the way home..................got some amused looks from passers by !

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Daschunds are prone to back trouble as they have such a long back, ans short legs. Thanks for you well wishes x

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Oh I see. It does make sense considering the length of their spines. Pity someone hasn't designed a support garment to reduce the strain...........or maybe they have ?

Fingers crossed for your doggy's full recovery. xx

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I have s wonderful border collie called Molly, sadly she is not very fit anymore, she is blind and diabetic and on a restricted diet. She gave up begging for treats and pretty much sleeps all the time now the poor old soul. I doubt I will have another dog, it's too depressing watching her diminish by the day :'(

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Aw poor Molly and poor you it is hard to see people or animals you love deteriorate and lose their zest for life and abilities.

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Most of the time she is fine, in fact today she is quite chirpy and she still enjoys life :)

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Bless her

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Great thread - my current cat is equally addicted to cat treats Baron - yes, definitely feline heroine in them - Poppet is totally hooked - when I stored them in a low cupboard and she got inwhile I was out she ripped open the pack and overdosed on them. Now they are up high but the nagging continues. And the soulful eyes perpetually reproach me for not supplying her favourite food from a packet (mostly she had dried food). She gets very very affectionate snuggling up and sitting on me and sometimes I mistake it for love - instead it's empty bowl syndrome! I did have one cat who used to come out to meet me from work and walk in with me - her affection was the real thing as she only had dried food on tap so no ulterior motive - unusual in a cat - but then I think she had part dog given her devotion to me and not food.

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Two house rabbits, they need a constant supply of fresh hay to aid digestion and wear their teeth down. Fail to keep their hay rack supplied and they are quite happy to chew on furniture or strip wallpaper (woodchip is a favourite) as a substitute. All mains and telephone wires are in flexible plastic pipe and RCD circuit breakers abound.

Anything at floor level is considered fair game, guests are warned about handbags, shoes and shoe laces/straps. Lost count of the number of earphones with sliced leads...

The male rabbit likes silicone rubber, buttons neatly sliced off a few remote controls...

Love them to bits though!

Dev

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Went to Sheffield Wednesday's Community Fun Day today and related to this thread it was amazing how many dogs were there

I was happy to support the Support Dogs Charity who were there - they were amazing characters who support their human companions and allow them to have a full lifestyle and yet all they wanted to do was play on their special day at the fun day

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I DO MISS MY BOY SO MUCH. IT'S BEEN ABOUT 6 WEEKS SINCE I HAD TO HAVE HIM PUT TO SLEEP. I LOVE ALL THEIR FUNNY LITTLE HABITS.

, I'M STARTING TO FORGET WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO HAVE A PET BUT THERE'S NO WAY I CAN PUT MYSELF THROUGH THAT AGAIN.

I LOVE HEARING ALL YOUR STORIES.

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I have a daft springer spaniel, she is wonderful.

She had to have her knee reconstructed before Christmas and is still on a lighter diet to try and limit the stress on her joints in the back legs.

£3000 plus to get it fixed so glad we had insurance!

My mum has a tortoise shell cat that adopted her after her dog died. He is called scruffy and is quite elderly. Struts his stuff and made himself quite at home. Every time they took him home to another farm on the estate he came back so they just left him there!

I love havin pets, although not all o ours are cute and cuddly.

We also have Thelma an Louise our ferrets and holly Harry Eric an victor our hawks and falcons.

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Glad we have insurance for the dogs too

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I was very surprised to see a ferret on a lead in London - only ever heard about them on The Archers! Had a nice chat with his human and was introduced to Joe the Ferret.

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Hi

There are terrier and ferret shows all around the country

I have been to one or two just watch yourself ferrets can give a nasty bite

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Yes I was very wary indeed as I am not a fan of those sort of creatures but the owner explained he had trained his ferret using hummus so the ferret learned to lick his hand rather than bite it. But I kept my hands to myself - I wasn't risking it!

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