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Annoying Behaviors

Okay, those of you who have dogs (or any companion animals) are there behaviors they exhibit that just annoy the crap out of you?

I feel bad for saying this, but Celeste's panting really bugs the shit out of me. She has a longer snout and thus her pants are short and really intense. She likes to sit by me and just pant on me, it's just, err stop, please. And when we're driving, she has to be tied up in the back b/c otherwise she'll just literally anxiety pant into my ear and drool on me. I cannot stand this kind of panting. Mina's head makes it easier for her to pant deeply. Thanks, Mina's head.

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wirenth
Sep. 15th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
steve will lose his ball behind the furniture and then scratch with his foot on the floor near where the ball is. it makes me nuts. or the ball will be sitting there and he wants me to throw it, so he'll scratch with his foot. i don't know why it gets on my nerves so badly but oh i want to drop kick him.
polyphonicvegan
Sep. 15th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
I am a horrible person for saying this but Ernie's waterfall of happy drool as well as the tooth sharpening on my skin irks me! Hermione is also a terrible cat to have as an office mate because she pushes me out of my chair* and bites my hand when I try to use the mouse instead of scratching her neck.

*Yeah, that monster gave me back problems in grad school. I eventually figured out the reason my back was killing me was not because my Incredibly Comfy Chair was no longer Incredibly Comfy but because an Evil Calico was forcing me to sit on the edge of my chair.

Disclaimer: When Hermione wants to snuggle in my office, I am able to forget the pain and suffering she has caused me. :D
snowy_row
Sep. 15th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
My eldest cat, Karmina, yanks fur out in chunks while grooming herself. No problems with her from what the vet can tell. It's just habitual. So I get to gather chunks of cat fur lying around the house on an almost daily basis. (This drives my husband up the wall because he's a clean freak).

My youngest cat randomly paws walls, boxes, curtains, beds, anything really as if she's covering her poo with litter. This particular behavior drives me nuts at night when I'm trying to sleep and her incessant pawing won't stop. I've kicked her out of the room at nights because of this (I already don't get enough sleep with a four-month-old in the house), but occasionally she likes to do this to the bedroom door. ~.~

Despite these things, I still love my kitties very much. (And I wish I had enough room on our property to be able to have a dog to complain about...) :)
rhinecat
Sep. 15th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Scott has a whine that just makes me wish I could shut him in a soundproof box. And worse, he can do it literally for 15 minutes or more without stopping once.

EV is a champion panter, like Celeste, and she likes to sit on the back of the couch and do it right on the back of your neck.

Adam never does anything wrong, ever.
dragondream
Sep. 15th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
Valkyrie is like a little kid that has to ask you a question as soon as you start talking on the phone. She barks and whines for attention as soon as I am paying attention to someone else. She could be sleeping in another room and she will come running as soon as I call someone and start talking.
The other thing she does that drives me nuts is beg. From everyone. It is slightly embarrassing to have everyone think that I never ever feed my dog. But the most annoying part about the begging is the people that think it is cute and feed her.
dragonvyxn
Sep. 15th, 2009 05:37 am (UTC)
i can't sleep with my dog share in the room because the panting makes me want to breathe like them and it makes me anxious. the cats purr too loud and baya and little man snore...lila is the only dog that i can have in my room. othr than that, they don't bug me...
_unsure
Sep. 15th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
Matilda running under my feet! She's a 7-lb dog and is constantly scaring the shit out of me by suddenly dancing in/around my feet when I start to turn.

On occasion the awkward lunges out of the way are insufficient and I step lightly on one of her paws, which makes her let out this horrible ear-piercing shriek like she's being murdered. This, of course, makes me feel completely rotten. (I haven't seriously injured her yet that I know - no limping, no reaction when touching her paws, etc.)

I didn't have this problem with Coriander! She was a little dog too, and while she liked to GRAB my ankles from behind with her paws, I didn't have a problem with her being UNDER my feet.

Also: when I was in elementary school and my parents first brought our dog Zack home (a burly lab), he was immensely overweight and his pants sounded like A FREIGHT TRAIN. I was excited to have a dog, but even as a kid I was like... that panting is.. really annoying. Luckily this went away when he lost some weight.

Different species, but - mice? I've adopted unwanted female mice for a while now and was happy to have them live with me. A year ago I ended up with a bunch of boy mice, and they smell worse than any animal I've ever known.
yesididit
Sep. 15th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
puppys whine when he loses his ball under the desk drives me crazy. i get so angry because he deliberately lays down with his balls RIGHT next to the desk. the desk is solid wood and has decorative cut outs for its legs with just the right height for tennis balls. he used to do this with my old couch, but now i have a futon.

puppy also pants hard enough to shake the damn bed.

molly, she just has the 'elbow flipping nudges of doom' to steal the phrase from slavetothetink.
dopejess
Sep. 15th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
Big likes to eat cat poop. it's more gross than annoying, though.
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