Reasons Why Your Pet Hates You

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Your Pet Can't Talk, But I Can...

This might be difficult for you to hear, but your pet may hate you. I know! That is just such a terrible thing to say. What kind of person asserts such a thing? Sometimes I am forced to just simply be blunt. I keep it real. Yes, your pet might find you terribly annoying.

- Does Kitty run away from you when you try to cuddle?

- Does Fido get excited when the neighbors get home, but totally ignores you?

- Does Tweety quit chirping as soon as you enter the room?

- Has Toddlers the Turtle been learning to run so he can get away from you faster?

I hate to break this to you, but your pet seems to hold some sort of resentment towards you.

Don't worry! I am here to help you out. I would not just let you get bummed out about your pet hating you and then just let you suffer. Let me give you some examples of where you may be going wrong. If you do any of these things, you might want to rethink your behavior. If you change your habits, your pet will love you again!

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Your Pets May Hate You Because:

-You insist on dressing up your pet even though he hates it. Can't you see he is suffering? No, Buffy does not want to dress like a cheerleader! Butch does not want to wear a football jersey; this is especially the case if you are not sure what team your dog likes. Stop trying to force him to wear that Dallas Cowboys jersey when clearly he is a Washington Redskins fan.

-You forgot to feed your goldfish three times last week. When they attempted to bite your finger, that was a hint!

-The stench from the hamster cage is so bad, the neighbors are complaining. Even worse, they live a block away from you. Clean that cage!

-When you call for your pet to come to you, you always forget her name. Her name is not Furry Animal in the Corner. Her name is also not "Hey you" or "Did you do this?" Her name is Fifi. Learn it.

-Much like a pouty teenager, your pet believes you just don't understand her. She really needs treats at least once an hour. You need to cuddle her all the time. Give her the constant attention she so desperately needs!

-Forcing your pets to pose for major holidays is probably OK. As a matter of fact, some pets prefer to be considered a member of the family. They want to pose in front of the Christmas tree. However, your pet does not need to celebrate every holiday. Your dog did not even realize there was an outfit for Grandparents Day, nor did he realize a photo shoot would be necessary.

-Mittens the Kitten is not a dog. Stop trying to get her to play fetch.

-You forgot your cockatiel's birthday again this year. Seriously, you've owned that bird for 10 years now. Remember her birthday and give her a new swing or something.

-Your rodents are nocturnal. They are like little vampires and attempting to make them sleep at night to keep the same schedule as you is just not fair. Allow them some time on the wheel, even if it squeaks.

-When you installed the new doggie door, you did not take into consideration the size of your dog. No, a Saint Bernard can not squeeze out of a doggie door meant for a toy poodle.

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Your Pets Want to Love You

Much like a person that falls in love with a kidnapper, your pets want to love you. They are stuck with you all the time, so why don't you guys just try to get along? Your pet is there for you and will tolerate you when no human will. When you are on good terms with your pet, your little furry (or feathery) friend will think your jokes are funny when no one else does. Your pet will also not mind when your house is a little dirty or you decide to hang out in your pajamas all day.

It is not so difficult to win your pet over. You just need to take a few moments and think, "Is this annoying my pet and is it necessary?" If it is necessary, then you must do it. If it is not necessary, then why annoy your pet? Anything you are doing for your pet's own good is always a wonderful idea. Some day your pet might even understand that (although not likely). If all else fails, bribing your little buddy with a treat or toy might help. Just relax and have fun with little Fluffy, Buffy, and Puffy.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

You know it's going to be a funny article when you are laughing out loud at the title...seriously! LOL So very funny and yes, I admit it, I have done a couple of these things. Hey, we have three dogs, one cat and six chickens....how am I supposed to keep them all happy???? That's right, it's impossible. :) Great job Jeannie!


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

You have 6 chickens! I am so jealous. I live in an apartment, so no chickens for me. ;-) Thanks so much... this week I have been focusing on wacky titles.


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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Yes, I laughed out loud too. I didn't know pets have favorite athletic teams. My dog hates me when I try to put her in the car. She doesn't remember that a car ride usually means a walk a the park.

Great fun hub.


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Jeannie, this is cute. My cats and I get along great. That is, until I pull out the carrier. My boy kitty loves it - he thinks it's his personal fort. But my girls know it means a trip to the vet. That's about the only time they ever get annoyed with me.


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MJennifer 3 years ago from Arizona

Jeannie, I always love your hubs. I'm afraid our pets love us TOO much. At any given moment there are three dogs and two cats in the same room with me ... and when my husband walks through the house, he leads a procession of five animals (no kidding!) Heaven forbid he should realize he forgot something and have to turn around in the hallway -- the sudden chain-reaction of rear-end furry collisions is priceless. And the horses? One got loose recently and made his way to the bedroom window (quite a ways from the barn), where he hung out until we got up at five a.m. and returned him to his living quarters. Perhaps I need to invest in some canine, feline, and equine holiday apparel so I can have some breathing room now and then! Thank you for the tips (although they'll be used in ways contrary to their intent).

Best -- MJ


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

My cat peed on my daughter's flip flops yesterday out of utter jealousy. I know my pets love me best, as MY shoes were unsullied. It was evidently a strategic "hit and run" plot. Funny hub.


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DeborahNeyens 3 years ago from Iowa

One of my cats pees on the carpet every time we go away for a few days. I I don't even try to dress him up for the holidays!


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

lambservant - My boyfriend's dog is the exact opposite with the car. He loves it each time he gets in, apparently forgetting that he usually gets carsick after a few minutes. Silly pets!

bravewarrior - The cats know they are going to the bad place again. Except for the boy cat... males never seem to remember anything. Hehe.

MJennifer - I would love to see this pet parade at your house. You should find some excuse to make a video of this so you can post it on HubPages. Surely there must be some type of hub that would require a pet parade video. ;-)

FlourishAnyway - Oh yes, the infamous tinkle hit and run. I should have mentioned that as a bad sign. Your daughter certainly did something to get on the cat's bad side yesterday.

DeborahNeyens - Ah-ha... another tinkle hit and run victim! I think that is the only way a pet can let us know sometimes that we've annoyed them. Apparently your cat wants to go on vacation with you!

Thanks everyone for the comments!


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

You are one of the funniest girls on HubPages! I can always count on your for a laugh.... or several minutes of laughs. If my neighbors are home, they're probably really wondering about me...

Voted up, sharing here on HubPages and on Facebook!

Have a great weekend.

~ Kathryn


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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

This is hilarious and I totally know what you mean. My little niece loves her dog so much but she hugs him and squeezes him so much that he runs from her, poor thing. Great article! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose


sheilamyers 3 years ago

Thanks for the laugh! I know there are some serious points you were making, but you did it in a fun and interesting way. I live with a cat so I seem to get on his bad side more often than most dog owners seem to do. But the way it is with cats is that think they're in charge and will let you know that. However, mine won't stay mad at me long.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Kathryn, thank you so much! It really makes my day to find out other people enjoy my hubs so much.

Rose, I suppose she accidentally makes the dog annoyed. I guess you can love a pet too much! Thanks for the vote up!

Sheila, it is good your cats do not stay mad at you long. They do seem to be a bit moodier than dogs, but I appreciate how independent cats can be. Thanks for your comment.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

I loved the wacky title, Jeannie, and the rest of your funny hub did not disappoint. Thanks for the laughs and the valuable instructions.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much. I am just trying to help all the little adorable animals of the world. Hehe.


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Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

Great and fun to read hub! And quite useful I should add! You do help not only our little friends but also some of the less experienced owners to understand their pet's behavior. Many thanks, Jeannie!


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thanks so much! I am happy you enjoyed my hub. :-)


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Now that I have read this,I'll have to think why my Tibetan Apso bit me.

PS: I loved your avatar.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Hahaha... I am just here to help, Vinaya. And thanks!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Funny. We just rescued a little Chihuahua. He came from California and we live in WI. It is cold here a few weeks ago it was -20 we had to put a jacket on him or he would have froze his little tush. I can tell he hates it when I put clothes on him.

I just think of all those poor Hollywood little dogs carried around in handbags with clothes on, they must really hate their owners.

I have to admit our little dog does have a Packer jersey. He has to put up with us or live on the streets of California.

Enjoyed your hub voted up.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I am willing to bet your dog will like putting on the jacket once he figures out it keeps him warm. My boyfriend's dog was really confused about his sweater for a while, but now he realizes it keeps him warm. Not only does he put it on willingly now, he actually runs to put his head in the sweater when he sees it. I am starting to get concerned he might try wearing one of my sweaters soon!

Thanks for sharing your story and thanks for the vote up!

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