Another 10 Strange Pet Secrets Your Pets Don't Want You To Know...

They do believe in Soul Mates.

Secret #11 is: That all pets and animals believe in Soul Mates. Often they look for their owners to fill that role. Others share incredible relationships with other species; making subtle lifestyle changes to enjoy all the mutual benefits.
Secret #11 is: That all pets and animals believe in Soul Mates. Often they look for their owners to fill that role. Others share incredible relationships with other species; making subtle lifestyle changes to enjoy all the mutual benefits.

Our Roaming Reporter: Tom.

He's Done it Again and he's even got rid of his fear of water; for the sake of bringing the news to you.
He's Done it Again and he's even got rid of his fear of water; for the sake of bringing the news to you.

Knowing will help you both.

Strange Pet Secrets: Here are another 10 secrets that your pets don't want you know and will never admit to. As a pet lover you really should get to know the real secrets that exist between your pets and other Pets. So many of us want to know our pet's secrets, but most pets will never tell you about them, let alone admit they exist. It's all about people learning pet philosophy. To help you gain or improve your understanding of pet philosophy, our roaming reporter; Tom the Cat, has completed yet another assignment of interviewing a cross section of animals that think and behave the same as your pets.

As a pet owner, we believe that you have an obligation to understand your pet to the best of your ability and thus ensure that the special relationship that you share with your pets is mutually enjoyable.

Tom the Cat, in my view may well have lived 12 of his 9 lives, as he seems to have the knack of getting his interviewee's points across, often too well. I can't help thinking when I debrief him that last snippet of information that he gave me in his previous assignment; that animals had unanimously voted to create a 'human remote control' with which people would be technically obliged to act within preset channels and volumes. "Was he really serious?" I ask myself, as the thought of me having to do what I'm told has been distasteful for the bulk of my life. I remember the effect of being slapped by a fish so many years ago; though I don't remember the reason why my mother did that, to a 3 year old who talked so much!

Perhaps many people are dwarfed by the intelligence of animals and as such, shrink at the thought that it may well be that intelligence wise, there is valid reason for the human denial? This, at last, leads me to the Eleventh Secret about animals: They Believe! Yes they actually have that ability and I was surprised to find out that when it comes to friendship, love and companionship: you know those 'warm fuzzy things;' they believe that they have Soul Mates.

According to Tom, this fact of animals having soul mates, is far more prevalent than perhaps we are willing to accept. He provided a great deal of evidence to support the secret and explained the difficulties he experienced at securing an interview with the very 'unusual' pair of Mack the Dolphin and Moovit the Cow. How brave of you Tom, getting over your fear of water in the line of duty. However, due to the confidentiality agreement that he was asked to quickly sign by Moovit, he wasn't prepared to divulge much. Apparently, Moovit did not wish a previous partner to know her whereabouts. Even though she had made what she described as 'subtle' changes in her life with Mack, she felt vulnerable.

So, there you go: Animals do believe in soul mates and often consider kind and caring 'owners' to be exactly that. Why they look to people first for such a bonding title, may well be that some have actually forged such successful relationships, based on the willingness of the parties to make subtle lifestyle changes for the sake of each other.

*Pearldiver*

The inside goss on rodents.

Secret #12 is: That some rodents are so intelligent that they have ensured that their future survival is assured by social initiatives like the formation of the Rodent Family Medical Society. It seems that we can learn something from this when it com
Secret #12 is: That some rodents are so intelligent that they have ensured that their future survival is assured by social initiatives like the formation of the Rodent Family Medical Society. It seems that we can learn something from this when it com

Harry Rat: The Union Delegate.

Rats have successfully 'turned' an ever increasing amount of people in their understanding of rat philosophy and values. One of the best known advocates of rat rights, is Harry, who also has the dual role of Union Delegate for the strongest union of
Rats have successfully 'turned' an ever increasing amount of people in their understanding of rat philosophy and values. One of the best known advocates of rat rights, is Harry, who also has the dual role of Union Delegate for the strongest union of

Rodent Family Medical Society.

Harry the Rat believes that some people know a good thing when they see it and as a result; have even developed a website to provide rodent owners with better understanding.
Harry the Rat believes that some people know a good thing when they see it and as a result; have even developed a website to provide rodent owners with better understanding.

Who are you calling a Rat?

Did you know that there are over 1500 different species in the Rodent family? Can you imagine how great rodent family reunion gatherings are? In our ignorance, sadly we refer to these common rodent affairs as 'Infestation!' From the rodents' perspective; we have much to learn as rodents have got the measure of people completely, as a result of having a highly organised and evolved social structure.

Many rodents, including rats and mice are so intelligent that they have ensured their future survival is assured; by social initiatives like the formation of the Rodent Family Medical Society. It seems that we can learn something from this when it comes to implementing human health and welfare programs. Our reporter Tom, was told that the success of the rodent health-care plan was based on the fact that rodents took the factors of cost, management and social standing; out of the equation completely. In this way, the rodents were able to gain huge benefits for their population.

Other than the natural attractiveness of rats, they have over time, successfully 'turned' an ever increasing amount of people in their understanding of rat philosophy and values. One of the best known advocates of rat rights, is Harry the Rat, who also has the dual role of Union Delegate for the strongest union of rodents on the planet. Harry spoke with pride as he and Tom shared lunch from the contents of a dumpster that Harry's family had gathered for the occasion. He explained that the problem people had in regards to health and welfare issues was very easily overcome, if the politicians were removed from the equation.

Between bites of a double m leftover; he summed it up this way: "It's not about money! It's about caring and it's about loving oneself enough to love and help the needy in the same respect as one would want for oneself, if the tables were turned! Rats and Money do not mix in the broader picture. With people and health-care; if they were smart, they would simply get rid of the money issue and also eject the Rats that for so long have forgotten the simple pleasures of those real 'free lunches' that one can gain in a dumpster! Mice and Rats are allergic to politicians, for that very reason."

So, think twice next time you get your mouse trap out; you may well find that you come off second best, for having targeted the wrong species!

Camels humping: Facts to know.

Secret #13 is: That Camels know more about humps and humping than most people you will meet.   Asshock the Camel is pictured here ready to change the way 'sick' owners assume it is alright to abuse animals.
Secret #13 is: That Camels know more about humps and humping than most people you will meet. Asshock the Camel is pictured here ready to change the way 'sick' owners assume it is alright to abuse animals.

Owner says: "Oh my, Asshock!"

Mistress Suzi thinks that camels are naturals when it comes to disciplining abusive owners.
Mistress Suzi thinks that camels are naturals when it comes to disciplining abusive owners.

Is your Camel really kinky?

One of the least understood animals in the world are Camels. Tomcat suggests that the reason for this is that we often don't see them in our cities; even though they tend to slip in and out more often than most know. Oh sure, check wikipedia and it will tell you that camels are the ones with humps and that they are said to be 'the ships of the desert.' But if you are fortunate enough to ask a camel directly; you will come away with a far different understanding.

In certain parts of the world, people measure wealth based on the number of camels that they own. That's not so strange if you consider others measure their wealth by the number of pigs, or goats, or even wives that they own. We wanted to know what the animals thought about that style of tradition and whether or not it was one of mutual consent. What we found out, horrified us and in fact, I have made the decision not to publish that information in this report. However, we can advise you that the majority of camels are less kinky than their owners and it appears that the reason camels frequent underground Bondage and Discipline parlours; is not entirely their fault!

Factually Camels have been trained to be a beast of burden and in that respect have been 'trained' to put up with 'their lot' in a docile and conforming manner. As a result, many camels are deprived of their right to just be them self along with their urge to partake in their natural social relationships; which camels refer to as Humping. As a result, some have been driven to escape the 'clutches' of their owners and freely get together in B and D parlours throughout the world. Tom reports that the pay is good and that they make perfect hosts or hostesses in such establishments.

Those camels interviewed all stated that they felt vindicated in their ability to whip those who often turned up in the belief that humping should be an event mutually acceptable to the camel and the 'client.' Asshock the Camel summed up the situation to Tom by stating that in his view; people should never assume they will always have the power to abuse animals irrespective of 'training' them to accept abuse. His parting comment as he prepared to meet his next 'client' was: "In my own way; by giving them a good old rodgering; I get to change the way they walk the walk completely, especially enjoyable I might add, given that they pay for the lesson!"

So, yep in their own way animals are fighting back and it would appear; in the most unusual ways. For all the Camels in the world, Asshock is righting the wrongs in the camel kingdom and re-establishing a balance by attacking the mounting issues of humping and abusive camel owners.

Life: Is a balancing act for pets.

Secret #14 is: That life for busy pets is often a balancing act. Though it might really be that animals have human remote controls.
Secret #14 is: That life for busy pets is often a balancing act. Though it might really be that animals have human remote controls.

Some pets get busy too.

And on the subject of balance; closer to home Tom had stopped by to have a coffee with a very talented dog called Dudley, who had heard about Tom's interviewing exploits. Dudley was described by Tom as being a bit of a showoff, completely changing the dynamics of what should have been an easy interview and coffee! I think Dudley was actually just looking for the publicity; boasting that he had full occupancy of the house, while his owners lived out the back in the kennel house.  Talented indeed, I wondered how the owners had consented to such an unusual living arrangement. Tom told me that Dudley really didn't tell him much about secrets at all; but mentioned that throughout the interview, Dudley played with a little black box with buttons on it.  No, surely not.

No, let's run with Dudley's stated secret however, we will list his secret contribution here between the Camels and where the Wild Things are.  Dudley has pointed out that people don't understand that busy pets often struggle to gain a balance in their busy life. Thank you Dudley (yawn). Of course, this is a very significant point that Dudley is making and I'm sure; if you have a busy pet that calls the shots in your life; you must take this great advice on board. Please excuse me at the moment; if you feel that I seem to have lost the plot; but I'm still getting over the B and D Camels!  A little black box?  No, surely not.

What really is bad behavior?

Secret #15 is: That many things we consider as bad behavior; are actually considered good behavior in the wild.
Secret #15 is: That many things we consider as bad behavior; are actually considered good behavior in the wild.

Zebra-backing: Can cats do it?

As I have previously mentioned, most of your pets still retain the traits of the wild; those times prior to the influence of people. Much of your pet's behaviour stems from it's genetic survival skills; which should help you to understand your pet, if you take the time to study the natural wild environment and inter-actions of your pets predecessors. By doing this, you will begin to see how your pet's social structures have been developed and are relevant to the relationship that you both share.

So take a visual trip to where the wild things are and note the similarities from that perspective, if you are serious about knowing your pet. Many of the things that you consider bad behavior are actually forged in the wild as good behavior. Remember, when this was developed there was no influence from pet owners; in short, don't try to be the expert in something you really don't know anything about; let the animals teach you in this.

The best example of good social behavior in the wild that people would consider bad or distasteful behavior, is that natural bonding game played by the vast majority of wild things, called, Zebra-backing. Have you ever considered where the human game piggy-backing came from? Ah good, now you are starting to see things in the right perspective. It is important that you understand that zebra-backing is not a mating ritual; merely a platonic friendship game.

So, the next time you feel like throwing a bucket of water over the Double Decker dogs on your front lawn; stop, think and learn! Of course if you are wrong and they are......... use the hose!

Suffering from Budgie Breath?

Secret #16 is: That the avian population are driven by a need to know if human tonsils are really just worms in hidng. Birds also think people don't take oral hygene and bathing as seriously as they should.
Secret #16 is: That the avian population are driven by a need to know if human tonsils are really just worms in hidng. Birds also think people don't take oral hygene and bathing as seriously as they should.

The Kakawader Bird is Honored.

The practical joker in the bird kingdom was the Kakawader; which is regarded by birds throughout the world as being the greatest discoverer in history.  Until today; the joke has never been revealed.
The practical joker in the bird kingdom was the Kakawader; which is regarded by birds throughout the world as being the greatest discoverer in history. Until today; the joke has never been revealed.

The inside goss on: Birds.

Secret #16 relates to the avian population. The bird's perspective is, that people are worth avoiding at all cost; unless they are prepared to allow the bird to check out whether the appendages within the human throat are worms or tonsils. Many years ago the birds of the world were told by the green kakawader, a threatened species for very obvious reasons; that the tastiest morsel that a bird could ever enjoy, lived in the throats of people.

Tom explained that this practical joke that the kakawader played on his avian peers, was universally accepted as truth by them. As a result, birds of all sorts have a secret desire to befriend people for the express purpose of savouring this elusive delicacy. Budgies are by far the bravest and most obsessive in regards to this and have even been known to take on the role of dental surgeons or hygienists, to secure the worm.

Budgies, Owls and Tucans tend to be the most gullible birds in regards to this much supported fallacy; however Tucans struggle because of the size of their beaks, to see their quarry and have been known to choke any person unfortunate enough to allow an oral inspection.  Have you ever noticed the birdlike appearance of your dentist? Have you ever woken up to find that your throat is sore or inflamed? Have you ever found feathers or bird droppings on your pillow?  Chances are the Green Kakawader is responsible.

Why Chickens Enjoy Hot Tubs.

Secret #17 is: That the Original Bathing Techniques for Chickens, involves the very private use of Hot Tubs. For the purpose of this article and of course anonymity of the nude bathers; all heads and face profiles have been removed from the picture.
Secret #17 is: That the Original Bathing Techniques for Chickens, involves the very private use of Hot Tubs. For the purpose of this article and of course anonymity of the nude bathers; all heads and face profiles have been removed from the picture.

There is so much more yet.

Secret #17 is: That after a busy day of scratching, clucking and egg laying, there is nothing Chickens enjoy more than the very social and secretive art of gossiping naked with their mates. It is a time when all the pressures of the day just melt away, Tom was told to his horror. It's fair to say that I think the water thing still concerns Tom; I'm sure he struggles to understand why on earth some animals speak so highly about the benefits of soaking in it. It seems that most birds enjoy water; probably because having a bath or shower, helps birds to get rid of parasitic mites that live in their feathers.

What I found out about chickens though, seems to undermine that information; as chickens clearly prefer to undress before they jump into the tub. So, the Original Bathing Techniques for Chickens; involves the very private use of Hot Tubs. It is, as they say, a social time and as such, very important things are discussed. As far as owners are concerned, chickens don't care for them much at all. The chickens here openly talked about their cousins who lived further down the road in a battery chicken farm. These guys never saw the outside world and in essence were there living four to the cage, solely for the purpose of laying eggs.

Apparently, once they were found to be unable to lay the required number of eggs each week, they were taken away and executed. "That's not a life!" said Tom during debriefing; he was clearly disturbed by what the free range group in the hot tub had told him. "Well then what we are doing is a really good thing then isn't it?" he added, "If people knew that; then maybe they wouldn't buy eggs from those sort of chicken farms!" Yes Tom, it is important to help people understand how pets and animals feel. "What do you want for tea Tom?" I asked. "Chicken!" replied the scruffy Tom Cat.

Disclaimer: For the purpose of this article and of course anonymity of the nude bathers; all heads and face profiles have been removed from the picture.

Now "Get back to work Tom!"

Get back to work Tom!
Get back to work Tom!

Well.... What can I say?

I know Tom's heart is in the right place and I know that he has found a purpose in his life, by reporting the feelings of animals: But I really wonder; Is he playing both sides here? I think more investigations are required.
I know Tom's heart is in the right place and I know that he has found a purpose in his life, by reporting the feelings of animals: But I really wonder; Is he playing both sides here? I think more investigations are required.

Thank you for this Tom Cat.

Well I don't know about you, but I think Tom the Cat has done Stirling service in pursuit of knowledge and insight of the animal world. What does impress me is that he has suppressed the urge to eat some of his subjects. He is fast gaining a reputation from other animals as a good bloke for the accuracy of his secret reporting and it seems he has a full book of appointments with so many more animals prepared to help educate people.

I have to ask myself though whether he is having me on with some of his subjects. I am concerned that animals may well have developed a human remote control; if so, then we must all consider how we have treated our pets thus far. Perhaps if we continue to learn more about our animal friends; we can avoid having our own lives permanently programmed to be stuck on the same channel as those green kakawader birds. What do you think?


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

What a hoot, Pearldiver! Tell Tom his is investigative reporting at the very best! I haven't enjoyed a hub more in a long time - maybe because I have this sneaky suspicion that I'm being remote-controlled by my our two pampered dogs?

Double and triple thumbs up - thanks for a super hub!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

Bizarre, strange, wacky, scary, disturbing... I am so jealous!

Check out my treatise: "Should your cat go to the Chiropractor?" http://hubpages.com/animals/Should-Your-Cat-Go-To-...


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Shalini, thanks for reading about what has been going on right under your nose! Glad you enjoyed this; it was really hard to keep a straight face while that scruffy reporter was relaying his adventures. Take care with the remote.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Nicomp, thanks for reading this work. As you can see there is much we have to learn from animals. Pleased you enjoyed ths hub. Thanks for the cheeky link.. I left you one too. Take Care.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

BTW: your Photoshopping is nonpareil.

PS> I googled "Kakawader" and got nuthin'


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello again nicomp,

Thanks!

Thanks for checking Kakawader - Wow No Mention huh? I need to ask my reporter where he met the Kakawader in the pic.

I did say that they were a 'threated species' I guess they must have become extinct since I published this!! Wow.. Imagine the value of my subject if even google don't know about them! hahaha Thanks for the tip!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

I just tried google again and got 5 hits. Only 5. They all seemed to be related to fishing waders, I think.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Nicomp have you checked to see if both your legs are the same length and found one longer than the other? I know exactly what a kakawader is and now that you've told the world what it means to google..... (shhh!) Did you notice that I write about fishing as well?


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

My legs are quite consistent and shapely, I'll have you know. ;)


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Great hub. Really enjoyed it. Thanks.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi nicomp, thanks for letting me know that the leg pulling didn't work, although I suspect that all four of them were equally attended to. Take care.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi alekhouse, Thanks for reading this and taking the time to leave a comment. Glad you enjoyed this hub. Take care.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

I still love your photoshopping. Do you use Actual Photoshop or some other program? Edge detection eludes me.


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earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Loved it! I already knew my life was being run by animals!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Earnest, Thanks for reading this and enjoying. I think you've probably got a year's grace with the remote; so make the most of the control and influence that your animals currently have over you mate. Actually, it will be the unions that will get ya! Hahaha Take Care.


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sunforged 6 years ago from Sunforged.com

The flying cow alone deserved a tweet, a truly entertaining read!


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Info Help 6 years ago from Chicago

Hi Pearldiver!

Awesome Hub, loved the photo of the cow next to the dolphin. I have 2 cats at home and I can relate to this as I know they run my life. If the cats arent happy, the whole house knows about it LOL :)


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Mr Sunforged, Thanks for reading and enjoying this work. Don't forget that Moovit is trying to avoid a previous partner, if you are tweeting her; though I don't think they are on the net: Something about dolphins and nets! Take Care mate. Have a great Xmas.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Cherie, Thanks for reading this work. I hope it has given you the opportunity to understand what you need to do before the introduction of the human remote to the general population of pets. Glad you enjoyed. Take Care.


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

I had to read this hub after having previously read the first of this series...One has to ask, will there be more? I enjoyed this thoroughly! Thanks.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Dohn, Thanks for making a good choice in reading this. Will there be more? Well that will depend on my scruffy reporter Tom. But he's gone back to work after complaining that his food wasn't as good as the meal he had with the rats; so I'm sure there are still a few pages left to do. Glad you enjoyed this. Take care.


lyricsingray 6 years ago

PD you always write materials that I learn from, laugh with, and usually agree with. Thank you I did enjoy this and we do need to look at how we treat our animals. Your a gem mate xo Cheers, Kimberly


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Kimberly, Thank you. I must be a wise man lol. Time I took some credit from the cat! As far as being a gem is concerned; Well... aren't we all, when cut and polished by those who saw value in the rough form. Take care.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi Mr Rob, Tom is a nice cat but then he is also carnivore, and as for the chicken well blame KFC and for the camels and humps, hahaha....

nice kakawader, hmmm, what a nice to make me smile today, SUNDAY,

thanks and have a good day, Maita


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Maita, Thanks for reading this. Tom really isn't a 'nice' cat.. He is a scruffy old TomCat, that speaks with a lisp! Kakawaders are very common in NZ and have a wicked sense of humour. Another bird like them re Keas which are known to steal everything. Glad you enjoyed the interviews. Take Care.


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xunlei 6 years ago

it is great ,

I like,

I will keep your post!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

This is a hilarious article. I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Quite witty thee.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello xunlei, thanks for reading and enjoying this work.

Cheers for your comment. Take Care.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi James, Thanks for reading this hub. Glad you enjoyed Tom's stories. Take care.


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

Woot! Thumbs up and a hugz to that cute puppy that used to be in your avatar (missed that puppy, I always want to pinch the cheeks and bounce him around LOL)! :) I enjoyed the hub PD but I enjoyed the pics more. Who knew that dressed chickens enjoy a nice dip in a hot tub? I'm off to read the first hub :). Thanks for the good laugh!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Em, Thanks for reading this work. You leave my pup where he is, as he's on a break until 98 comes up. You've read these back the front, but I'm pleased you enjoyed them. Take care.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

very funny post. I enjoyed it.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi carolina muscle, thanks for reading this work. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Cheers for calling by. Take Care.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

This is fantastic! I'm laughing and my eyes are tearing! Now, I will be looking at my dog in a whole different light (I wonder if he knows Tom....) X-D


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Beth, glad you enjoyed this work. As this suggests, owners really do need to look at their pets differently. When you do.. you will be able to identify the Tom in your pet's social structure. Thanks for reading, Take Care.


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salt 6 years ago from australia

Im not sure if I really like this hub or not. I love dolphins and do believe that animals can communicate etc... and natural remedies work as well on animals as they do humans or with dogs anyway.

Dolphins from what I have been learning are far more intelligent than humans and give us a great deal of calm, love and spiritual joy.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Salt, thanks for reading this work. Sorry it was not up to your expectations, but then it is clearly not solely about dolphins. The dolphin featured here is certainly not the average dolphin, as his partner indicates. Perhaps if you had read this as the second of two parts; you would have appreciated the context. Cheers for your remarks anyway. Take Care.


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Dale Mazurek 6 years ago from Canada

There are so many great writers here but you , I have to say are one of the elite.

Your writing style is so funny but yet so true.

I love animals and always will but yes I often wonder who is running the show.

Once again this hub has mace it on to my blog and I am very proud to have such a talent gracing the pages of the blog.

Cheers

Dale


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Dale, Thank you so much for your compliment and for taking the time to read my works. I can't take all the credit though; I have a roaming Tom Cat who has done all the interviewing. Take Care.


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bonny2010 6 years ago from outback queensland

Good hub really enjoyed it -got a laugh out of the pictures too - thank you


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Bonny, thanks for reading this... I hope you read the first 10 secrets first.. as this work flows from the other. Glad you enjoyed this. Take Care.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

You're a funny pearl diver Pearldiver!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Micky Dee... thank you for that.. but I can take no credit away from my roaming reporter Tom the Cat. Take care.


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raisingme 6 years ago from Fraser Valley, British Columbia

That was a fun read! Thank You!


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Juliette Morgan 6 years ago

So so funny - great hub and love your sense of humour. Dog lover, Juliette. Rated up!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi raisingme, thanks for reading this work. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Take care.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Juliette, thanks for reading this and your kind comments. Don't think that you are ok just because you have a dog.... they tend to be more controlling than cats. Take care.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

This is hilarious! Some truth in it, too - especially the part about soul mates.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Holle, thanks for reading this work by the scruffy tomcat who was also the one who interviewed the soulmates. I'm still not sure that I believe him, though I guess I should, if everyone else does.... ummmm. Take care.


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Mary Merriment 6 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

Great article. Very educational and creative at the same time. I enjoyed reading it!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Mary, thank you for reading this work. I'm glad you enjoyed it and found some benefit in it, I appreciate your comment. Take care.


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brethodge 6 years ago from USA

Awesome hub! Kept me laughing. I always knew one day the animals would take over the world!!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Bret, thanks for reading this warning to mankind. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Yep we tend to overlook most of the clues that our pets give us, don't we? Take care.


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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

Enjoyed the immensely, Pearldiver. I'll be linking it on Twitter this week. Great work!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hello Christoph, Thanks for reading Tom's work; I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope that you also read the original 10 secrets... that led up to this work. Nice to see you familiarising yourself with kiwi humor Christoph.. appreciate your comments... Cheers, take care.


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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

I did read it and I'm tweeting that too. In fact, I'm looking for articles on pets, funny, inspiring, cute, pics, whatever, for a job I have for a pet food company. Got any more you can point me to?

Gosh, I thought you wrote it. Guess I missed that part. Damn, I've known you forever and just looked and saw I wasn't a fan yet (yep, that's what we called it in the olden days. Ha!) I've remedied that gross oversight now!


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Christoph, sorry, my roaming reporter Tom the Cat is responsible for this assignment... Yes I wrote it; he was required to satisfy the obvious need to translate the huge assortment of grunts, meows and various snorts that he had collected in his interviews.

This is the third of three works; the first being "Original Bathing Techniques: A Cat's Tale." The link is above. Thanks for joining that band of people following a lost kiwi soul.... lol. Bon Chance and take care


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Christoph Reilly 6 years ago from St. Louis

Ahhhhhh..."I see," said the blind man. Thanks!


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mythbuster 6 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

lol @ the inside goss on Birds! That was my fave part of the hub. Great stuff, really creative, PearlDiver. Thanks for sharing. Oops, and don't forget to thank Tom for all his hard work.


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Pearldiver 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi mythbuster, thank you for reading this mate. Hope all is well with you and I know I'm long overdue reading your work... so I will very soon. I noticed that you have a really excellent range of hubs. Yeah well... Birds, I also noticed that the chickens didn't have a lot to say when Tom interviewed them! Take Care up there MB.


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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Question, why aren't the chickens running around like their heads are cut off? Maybe they're too busy stewing in their own juices. Anyhow - this was just too funny. I'd be interested to know how you taught the dog the balancing act. Could be quite handy.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Peg, thanks for reading this serious article on pet secrets. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Chickens as I'm sure you know are highly sociable with their peers! Chickens have always enjoyed hot tubs as a rule. They can be found relaxing in natural hot springs anywhere in NZ. To stop chickens from running around after you have cut off their heads.. you must first show them that it is your intent to let them soak with their friends in a hot tub.. in that way.. they don't panic at the sudden loss of focus.

Teaching dogs how to juggle or balance cups is quite easy also and far less messy as it does not involve cutting off their heads! Initially it is best to use tape and strap the cup to the dog's paw. It is quite surprising how much they actually enjoy learning, if you treat it like a game and make training a daily habit (with rewards). I'm not so sure you can say this would be handy, as dogs only have paws! Cheers Take care thanks for taking the time.


Wooded 5 years ago

It was very kind of you to protect the nude bathers! I am so happy to have found this 2nd installment. Thanks for the fun!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Wooded,thanks for taking the time to read and enjoy this light hearted article. Believe me it was not my plan to 'protect' those nudies! The cat thought better though. Glad you enjoyed this work. You take care.


Harun 20 months ago

my cat goes around with a toy mewing sadly and then when I Cole to her she starts mewing softly and rub her self on it and then on me and wanting me pet her for hours while we stare at her toy .. Lol please help what is happanenig with my cat ?

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