Uh oh…this does not sound good AT ALL, my friends…
Because there is some major drama going on between pets in these households!
Are you ready for some good stories?
“The cat desperately wants to play with the dog.
The dog, who played with our last cat like best friends, absolutely refuses to have anything to do with her.
It makes me sad, I feel bad for both of them.”
2. Hiding out.
“i have a cat and chickens.
One of my chickens chased my cat yesterday and now she’s hiding in my room.”
3. Drama queens.
“My ducks are so dramatic about sharing their pools. I have three ducks and two pools, one green, one pink.
All three have decided the pink pool is their favorite and fight over who gets to be in it. They all three can fit comfortably in one pool, but they chase each other out and “fight” about who gets to be the only one in there. It’s hilarious to watch. This spring, I’m buying new pools. Three all pink ones lol.
They also bully the wild birds and squirrels. And when they hear the neighborhood dogs start barking, they run to the back fence and start quacking really loud.”
4. The new dog.
“We have a new foster dog who is terrified of the world and everything in it.
She’s been cowering in the corner of the kitchen for days, but she’s just now getting brave enough to start coming out to solicit attention. Our resident dog is jealous so she keeps coming over to try to steal the attention. The foster dog loves the resident dog, and seems to get braver when she’s around, so that makes her more willing to come out.
So resident dog’s jealous is accidentally feeding the bravery and socialization of the foster. (She doesn’t realize it, but that’s exactly what we were hoping would happen.)”
5. What’s going on here?
“Two cats and a hedgehog.
The cats are in disbelief that the hedgehog not only eats dry cat food as her diet (the audacity!) but also that she gets a heat lamp and they don’t.
They are likely plotting a revolt.”
6. Donkey problems.
“We have two donkeys, Geriatric donkey and Chonky donkey.
Chonky has separation anxiety and freaks if she can’t see Geriatric donkey. Geriatric donkey is too skinny and on a special high-protein diet. Chonky donkey is, well, chonky, and is on a diet, which she hates (but is looking much better).
To keep Chonky donkey out of Geriatric donkeys food, I have to separate them. Now Chonky donkey is upset to be separated from Geriatric AND upset she can’t steal Geriatric’s much yummier food.
Upset donkeys are LOUD.”
“My horses who are BFFs got a new buddy.
Buddy likes both horses. Horse 1 likes buddy, horse 2 does not, so now original two horses are in a rough patch in their friendship.
Feels like a cliche issue between high school girls.”
“My cat was near a vent and meowed when I picked her up.
Now the neighbors dog is going nuts and they scream at each other through it.”
9. This is wild.
“We have a Pigeon thats half blind and can’t fly that started using our tortoise’s terrarium as its house in winter.
Problems began when we started letting our tortoises outside in summer since they would randomly meet inside of it and the pigeon would panic.
Now he has learned that the tortoises are harmless so now they just chill.”
“My one cat knows how to open the pantry while the other cat waits behind to get the goods.”
“My blue heeler’s scared of my cat. My cat chills with the jack russell but hates the blue heeler.
The blue heeler doesnt like to be away from the jack russell. Cue a terrified dog staring into the room just to be hissed at.”
“I have a girl cat that doesn’t get along with her two younger brothers (who are peas in a pod). They chase her and she runs and hisses, absolutely terrified.. We were at our wits end because they aren’t violent kitties except to her.
Then we started watching her behavior more closely and noticed how she would play with them when she didn’t think we were watching. Sit by them, show her belly, even groom them.
As soon as she noticed we were in the room she’d act like they attacked her, even if they hadn’t done anything. Eye opening for sure.”
13. Oh, boy…
“Our small herd of 8 has to be separated into 3 (or 4) separate groups. Like, 8 horses should be able to be in a single herd, right? Nope!
My mare is boss in her field. Her bf is super insecure (I think it’s because he’s half her size, but I’m not sure), and he’ll kick at any other boy who comes near her. He has 2 badly injured legs already, and if he were to land something, he might injure himself beyond repair.
He’s already a pasture puff, so we’re talking life ending injury for him. And obviously the risk to the horse he would be kicking. Not worth it, so those two lovebirds have their own paddock.
The next group is the rest of the mares. 3 of them. One of whom is a real militant man hater. If the geldings get too close to her, she tries to attack. One of her paddock mates is a stately, dignified older lady who would be really stressed by the upheaval the drama queen would kick up if she were forced to spend time with icky boys. As a result, those 3 mares have their own paddock.
That leaves two geldings and a gelding pony. We call the two geldings cell mates because while they tolerate each other, there’s not a lot of love there, lol. In the winter, the pony goes out with them. In the summer, the pony has to be on his own in a dry lot.
Don’t worry, he has horsey friends right beside him, but his history of founder makes it so he can’t have a lot of grass.”
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