Animal mishaps!

Merry - posted on 09/13/2011 ( 29 moms have responded )

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So meggy's story about her daughter putting the cat in the toilet and someone else's kid pitting the frog in the toilet got me thinking,
What mishaps have your animals gone through with your kids?
My little brother tried to wash his fishes bowl when he was about two, he squished hand soap in and swished it around with his toothbrush!

Poor fish was a goner.

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This isn't a mishap but its a wonderful story about my dog. I figured you might want to hear it.

Marvin My dog. Golden retriever born sept 5th 1995 died June 26th 2010

I watched him come into this world, he was born in my basement(mom bred dogs) . He was a wonderful family member.

One day, when he was on the leash for misbehaving, we went to get him because time out was over, and his collar and leash were both left on the barn. He was gone. I was heartbroken. Our family pet that we had for 9 years vanished. I knew something was fishy about it. His collar was un-clipped, not broke. We put out ads, flyers, the whole ordeal. No marvin. We kept it up for over a year, But he was gone. Mom told me to face it, we would probably never see him again. I didn't give up hope, i knew he would come back. He was so smart and he cared about us a great deal. He was like my brother. If he was still alive, he would come back.

February 2, 2007, 3:30AM 3 years later. I was sleeping and my sister barged into my room screaming "marvin...hes home!!" I woke up and told her to frig off because that was mean to lie about that. She continued to flip out shouting he was home. I got out of bed and ran upstairs and standing in the kitchen..was Marvin! He was literally crying because he was home.He missed us just as much as we missed him.

His fur was whitened from being a leash dog, he was matted and had what we thought were cataracts,turns out his eyes were partially froze. He walked like he was riddled with arthritis, plus he was now severely overweight. It was such a huge change , you could tell he was being neglected. So we groomed him, put him on a diet, and after he lost the weight. He started walking better. He actually looked like a pup again.

Shortly after he came home, "jennifer" put out an add about her poor rusty golden retriever who was missing. She was so heartbroken and wanted him home so bad she even offered a reward. Mom called her and told her that he was ours, always was, he was registered in our name and we could prove it because we had his papers. She began her sob story that her father gave her the dog for protection because she divorced her husband had 5 kids who loved him (if they loved him he wouldn't have come home in that shape) and was moving to Halifax. So her father stole our dog right off the leash. He admitted it too. Turns out, she only stayed in Halifax for the 3 years he was missing. She moved home only 4 blocks away and first chance Marv got, he broke free and came home :P

Firebird - posted on 09/15/2011

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Yea, that didn't work for me lol I even tried bribing her with treats!

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2011

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I like how during the whole process of wrapping the cat he keeps stopping to pat the kitty. ;)

Firebird - posted on 09/14/2011

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I tried to do this to my cat last christmas. She wasn't having any part of it. lol

Kerri - posted on 09/14/2011

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When my daughter was about 2, she decided our black lab mix needed to be blonde like her, so she dumped a bucket of latex paint on both of them

Elfrieda - posted on 09/14/2011

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Wow, your poor animals! :)
My 21 month old son thinks the cat is a pillow. Every time he sees her lying on the ground, his thumb goes in his mouth and he tries to lie down on top of her. (He's 30 lbs! That's one flat cat... she either just lies there going, "Mrrrrrrrrr" in a complaining way, or she runs away in a huff.)

He also eats her food. We have taken down the baby gate for the stairs, but we still have to keep it up for the room where the litter box and cat food is. Every time I catch him in there, I drag him out as he's crunching on a mouthful of dry cat food... ew.

He also thinks that a good way to approach the cat is to run at her as fast as he can, screaming "MEOW!"

Minnie - posted on 09/14/2011

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Hahah I've seen cats do that. It's like their whole equilibrium gets messed up.

Merry - posted on 09/14/2011

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Lisa I made a little coat for the cat out of spare fabric and when we put it on him he gets so weird! He walks only against walls or edgesmp the couch and he flops on his side a ton and when he walks it's always on an angle! It was hilarious! Michael just flipped out and ran away and bit at the coat but sweet Gabey just spazed out :)

Mary - posted on 09/14/2011

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Those of you who know me already know that if there is indeed a heaven, my dogs have more than earned their place there.

There are just too many "events" to recount here. THey have been dressed up in a variety of outfits (I swear, my pit practically cringes if he sees the Nemo costume come out). The other dog gives the bathroom that contains the potty chair a wide berth. When she was first potty-training, there was a night when she was refusing to sit on the pot prior to getting into the tub. I got the bright idea to have my 80lb ridgeback mix sit on it. Molly thought this was hysterically funny (and, it worked - she started yelling "My turn now, Charlie!"). Unfortunately for the dog, she wanted to do this every night for a while. After about 3 weeks of this, he started to hide in the basement whenever he heard me tell her it was bath time.

Her latest favorite pastime is "painting" the dogs. We do a lot of messy, outdoor "creating", and one of our favorites is making a foam paint out of microwaved ivory soap, food coloring and water. My poor dogs get covered by her in this foam on an almost weekly basis. Those big-hearted fools just sit there and let her do it. They don't mind the "painting" part of it, but they really hate the necessary hose-down that follows. However, they do smell damned good the rest of the day =)

Minnie - posted on 09/13/2011

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Hehe or put balls of masking tape on the inside of their thighs.



One time my husband made a little anntenna with a flag out of pipe cleaners and connected it around Zander's middle. He was soooo put out.

Jennifer - posted on 09/13/2011

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My daughter was 4 when she informed me that our beloved cat "Morgan" did not like to have his teeth brushed, but she would keep trying. I asked how long she had been trying. She said a week. So I asked who's tooth brush she used, luckily, it was daddy's, not mine!

Kate CP - posted on 09/13/2011

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Oh, funnest thing to do with a cat: put scotch tape on the bottom of their paws. It's really funny. Then they wise up and pull it off and give you the kitteh finger. :P

Kate CP - posted on 09/13/2011

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Worst thing my daughter did was dress up the dog.

In MY bra.

You ever try to get husky fur out of you bra? No? It ain't easy. :P

Nikki - posted on 09/13/2011

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We have two toddlers and two pit bulls. the kids are learning to brush their own teeth. I brush the dogs teeth about every other day. my two year old decided that she wanted to brush the dogs teeth and she did: WITH HEMORRHOID CREAM!!!!!!!

Poor dog. It took 45 minutes of brushing and rinsing and him whining to get him back to comfortable.

Really bad Monday.

Minnie - posted on 09/13/2011

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Who here has put a hamster on a frisbie and spun it? And then put the hamster on the floor to wander in circles?

*crickets chirping*

Minnie - posted on 09/13/2011

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It's like they sprout two extra sets of legs when they get dumped in water. Just a wheel of claws and fur spinning furiously.

Merry - posted on 09/13/2011

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Haha I'm always tempted to toss the cats in the bath! They're so funny when they get thrown in! But I never doit if a kid is in the bath, that could get bloody :(

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The worse thing any of my girls have done is carry the cat around upside down. Our cat was very patient and loving to all of the girls always. As they got older our cat would reprimand them a little by slapping a paw in their hand or head. Not to hurt but to grab their attention. We have had both a cat and a dog. My girls have always taken wonderful care of their pets and learned all they could to give them the best care as they are "family". I am very proud of my girls.

Minnie - posted on 09/13/2011

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Oh that happened here, too. Except the person throwing the cat was my husband. I think he needs to find new entertainment.

Sherri - posted on 09/13/2011

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My son was 2 at the time and always thought it was fun to throw my 11yr old cat (who was a kitten then) in the tub everytime his brother was taking a bath. There was lots of blood curtling screaming and a wet cat and scratched 3yr old.

Firebird - posted on 09/13/2011

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When I first brought my dog home (small breed) about 1.5 years ago, my daughter used to walk around with him on her head, wearing him like a hat. He was a tiny puppy, not much bigger than my hand. Around the same time, after a bath she also tried to put him in the clothes drier.

Minnie - posted on 09/13/2011

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His gentleness has always been his downfall. But recently he's become a bit of a snot, waiting at the bottom of the stairs to claw my feet.



So he's gentle with the girls, but me, he believes he's allowed to scale my back like a tree.

Merry - posted on 09/13/2011

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Oh no! Poor cat! Lol but he must be quite the good cat to tolerate that treatment! Michael I think would bite before Eric did that, but Gabey, he'd take it like a pro :)

Minnie - posted on 09/13/2011

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Evelyn squashed Zander head-first into a model farm animal bucket up to his hocks and there was a rim behind him. Poor thing, it took me five minutes of contortion and spatial orientation to get him out of there.

Merry - posted on 09/13/2011

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Haha yes I believe that was they ith rushes last day on the job :) i don't remember whose toothbrush it was but it wasn't my brothers cuz I remember it was adult sized.....too funny!

Caitlin - posted on 09/13/2011

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Lol.. I have no real amusing stories to add, my kids are still a bit too young, but my first thought was that i hope that toothbrush was a goner too!



Oh, my fathers cat has to deal with competition at the food dish when we bring the girls over, because for some reason my 18 month old still LOVES eating the cat food (maybe it's the crunch she likes?) Prolly doesn't count, but ti's funny anyways (and gross).

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