Scaredy Cats--and Dogs
People have frights, fears and phobias, and so do their pets. What are your pets scared of?
Peanut is simply timid by nature. Always the follower, never the leader, my Little Man Wussy Man. I guess I would say the thing he hates most is having to go out in the rain. He simply won't go if he hears a hard rain. I'm lucky, though, in that none of my dogs are fearful of thunderstorms. Some dogs are really traumatized by storms. Thankfully, there are meds for such madness!
Scooter, the bossy bully, is afraid of human nail clippers! Not the clippers themselves, but the sound! If he hears them, he jumps up and goes to the door! It's similar to another sound he hates: the air purifier. When it's time to clean the filter, it sometimes makes a snapping noise. That sends him to the door too!Like many bully boys, there is often underlying fear of something! And if I have the throw rugs up off the floor, he won't jump up on the bed--I guess he is afraid of the slippery wood floor and not enough traction.
Catfish, pictured above, was rescued by Cats Are Us from the river area, where he was living in a drain pipe. People reported seeing him, because he had a fishook stuck in his mouth. He had to be trapped. When I first brought him home, he hid for three weeks! Every little sound sent him diving into hiding. Now he's okay, but he is the most vigilant listener ever! He'd make a great sentry!
Tarazn used to be afraid of the TV as I said yesterday, but he's an easy-going boy that is well-adjusted. He's just afraid of his food bowl being empty.
And what are YOU afraid of? A lot of you mentioned snakes. They don't bother me as much as the bother The Boss. I hate big spiders MUCH more. Remember the Brady Bunch episode (if you are old enough for that to have been one of your shows as a kid) when a big tarantula crawled up on Peter's chest? That would send me through the ceiling in about half a second! I'm not a screamer type woman who shrieks at mice and such, but a hairy huge spider would get me wailing like a banshee!
Hope to catch up on your other posts this weekend! I've been sneaking reads when I have time, but haven't had the time to comment much!
posted by Sandy at 2/16/2007 07:21:00 AM