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Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

Old 09-10-13, 04:48 PM
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Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

I'm not a dog owner but saw something that showed what (to me) was amazing powers of higher reasoning from an animal.

I had a fried who spoiled her dogs, COOKED for them every day. Rice, fish, chicken, steak. Absolutely crazy how good those bitches ate. Anyway, this one time I took my friend out to dinner and she didn't have time to cook for her dogs so she gave them a can of something with some rice, and we went out.

Several hours later we get home and find that one of the dogs took the time to go into the trash can, not toss the trash or disturb it, but pick out the ONE can of dog food and then place it neatly on the pillow of her bed!

It was like a mafia message, It had freakin panache! It said don't give us this crap again with such personality.

Anyway I'd never seen something like this before from a dumb animal--something it wasnt trained to do.

Is this weird or normal for dog owners?
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Old 09-10-13, 04:59 PM
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

I'm assuming by this that the canned food was left uneaten. I've heard of cats (fucking cats) shitting on their owner's pillow for whatever reason (cats need a reason?) (fucking cats), but this does seem to be a bit beyond the standard logic of a dog. Is there a chance that a friend played a trick on her?
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

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Is this weird or normal for dog owners?
Weird for the dog owner. Normal for the dog.
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Old 09-10-13, 05:06 PM
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

/r/thathappened

Can confirm, am pillow.
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

lol nobody else lived there. My friend was not impressed.

Yeah I've heard cats will piss in your shoes because they don't like you. That seems pretty normal.
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

Animals do this kind of stuff. I ran out of cat food for my cat but remembered I had a "free sample" pouch that I'd been given a few weeks before. So I gave my cat that. She smelled it and then looked at me like "no way!". I ignored her and went on my merry. However, a few minutes later, she jumped on my desk and came right up to me and spit the food out onto my lap and gave me the grumpiest face she could.

Message received. I ran right out and bought her normal cat food.
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

My dogs bring me their food bowl sometimes when it's empty. Sounds similar.
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

Or the dog could have been telling her "Your cooking tastes like crap. Give us more of this stuff."
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

Why did she have a can of dog food in her trash?
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

You sure it was one of the dogs?

Maybe the can was just feeling a little tired.
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Need p7cs to he sure.
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I'm assuming by this that the canned food was left uneaten. I've heard of cats (fucking cats) shitting on their owner's pillow for whatever reason (cats need a reason?) (fucking cats), but this does seem to be a bit beyond the standard logic of a dog. Is there a chance that a friend played a trick on her?
We had an older cat some time ago who was VERY fussy about her litter. They would run out of the brand she liked and we'd have to try other brands. Each time we bought a new variety she would hold the litter in her clenched paws and then jump onto our bed and release the litter from her grasp. Cats are dicks and I'll never own another as long as I live.
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Cats are worse than Hitler. Hitler had rational purpose, at the cost of others. Cats are intentionally pure evil.
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Old 09-11-13, 01:02 AM
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

If I give my cat a can of food she doesn't care for, she will smell it, turn around and go through the motions of burying it with imaginary cat litter. I know exactly what she is implying!
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

1) Did the dog do something?
2) Did the action suck?
3) It was normal dog behavior.
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

This is pure otter gold. OP asks about dog behavior and the posts are all about cats. Awesome!!

To OP's question, I don't think it's that exceptional. I think the dog smelled the can, took it out to her bed to lick it clean. The dog must be sleeping on her bed when she's not home. So the dog is just really bring home the bacon and licking it clean.
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

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Or the dog could have been telling her "Your cooking tastes like crap. Give us more of this stuff."
Bingo.
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

Your "fried"'s dog is not exceptional. It's just another dumb mutt.
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Or the dog could have been telling her "Your cooking tastes like crap. Give us more of this stuff."
That's what I was thinking...
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Re: Dog owners--Is this exceptional behavior?

"Exceptional behavior" would have been the dog cooking his own dinner on the stove/cooktop ... while wearing an apron.
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