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Pet Secrets: Be Kind to Your Pet: No Matter What

Updated on March 11, 2013

Pet Secrets:Be Kind to Your Pet: No Matter What, is an insight into the mind of a jealous pet; a condition and problem that many of us never see let alone sort out with our pets. Humans have always felt a need to share their lives with animals. That relationship was generally one that had been more beneficial to the human. Over time; the trust that was offered by the animals, allowed people to farm or make pets of them. If you have had the opportunity to understand and get to know another living thing that you may call a pet or a friend; then make the commitment to always be kind to your pet: No Matter What. In that way your pet won't feel the need to keep secrets from you.

Most animals have highly developed senses, which were necessary to survive and thrive in the wild. Evolution has given animals the ability to naturally adapt; as opposed to humans who also have adapted; but more in a controlled manner. We have not developed the ability to sense the same way as our pets. Intuitively animals know whether or not we are kind and able to fulfill their basic needs; just as they are able to sense fear. We often don't choose our pets; rather it is our pets that choose us. From experience; beware not to spoil an intelligent frog. Learn the Pet Secrets that you didn't even know existed... Good Luck.

*Pearldiver*

© Copyright 2009 - 2013 Pearldiver - Art of the Diver with all rights reserved.

Some home truths!

Why do we share our worlds with these things called pets?

And change our lives to make sure they have a home

Then get worried and search for them, every time they roam

And if they come home with a scratch or not looking too well

We humiliate them with a thermometer at the vets.

When I was young; I had so many pets to call my own

There were fish and bugs, birds, roos and sheep, cats and a dog

All gone now; up until last week I had just a cat and a frog

Partial to a midnight snack always was this green eyed cat

And the frog; like many a teenager; always on the phone.


The cat hunts the frog and the frog baits the cat

They’d play hide and seek all through the day

I’m sure that in the real world they wouldn’t act that way

But I don’t really mind and I shouldn’t complain

I suppose it could be far worse; if one was a rat.

 

It was the green eyed cat that actually adopted me

I’m told all cats have six senses or maybe more

And I think the frog is pretty smart from what I saw

Living in a scallop shell pool and a house of rocks

He tricks the cat with morsels and a promise of maybe.

 

Many wild things adjust so that they fit in with us

To an environment that is ours and not theirs

Animals always sense those of us who care

There are so many owners who mimic their pets

You’ll never see a small owner of a hippopotamus.

 

On Monday I found frog angry; so why was he like that?

Hopping mad he left; giving me a two fingered salute

Coming from a frog, such sentiment is not so moot

But when I went into the kitchen, I felt sad and horrified

As there attached to the fridge; was a green eyed cat.

 

On Tuesday the frog came home; a new puppy in tow

“I always wanted a dog, not a cat!” said my green friend

For such a nice tadpole; now he drives me round he bend

It’s amazing how different animals can live in harmony

They don’t need us to enjoy their lives; we are there for show.

As people we don’t always return what we gain from our pets

Selflessly giving love and joy; each in their own special way

Our pets accept us for who we are, on every single day

That is far more than we get from other people that we meet

So, be kind to the pets you have or meet; as a pet never forgets!


Thanks for reading Pet Secrets: Be Kind to Your Pet: No Matter What!

*Pearldiver*

© Copyright 2009 - 2013 Pearldiver - Art of the Diver with all rights reserved.

I hope that you enjoyed this.

Frog on a wall - Thanks for reading about me.  I'm standing in for Pearldiver. He's been driving me up the wall since I shut the cat in the fridge. Frogs Rule.
Frog on a wall - Thanks for reading about me. I'm standing in for Pearldiver. He's been driving me up the wall since I shut the cat in the fridge. Frogs Rule. | Source

There is a poetic balance.

Animals never fail to deliver on funny experiences. In that way, they make our lives a little more enjoyable.... I hope we manage to do the same for them. One thing that I do know is: That if you show kindness and respect to the animals you share your world with, you may just be lucky enough to have that respect returned threefold.

Interestingly, treating all living things, including people, with a similar respect and genuine understanding, generally returns a similar result also. Be kind to your pet, no matter what and you will know how special you are thought of, by others... and hey... there is nothing wrong with being liked by a pet frog!

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      Rob Welsh 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Maria, thanks so much for your kind words. I originally wrote this as a fun way to get a message across to kids, as many don't always consider that the pet is far more than a toy. Yes we really are lucky that they are prepared to share their lives with people and do so unconditionally.

      I have had Spaniels also in the past and they really have good personalities when they have the ability to visit open spaces regularly, no matter how grubby they love to get! Thanks for reading this tongue-in-cheek poem and your positive input.. glad you liked this work.. take care

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      Maria D'Alessandro 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      What a lovely tribute to our beloved pets. I have a 14 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and she is the one joy in my life that never wanes. Pets are the great givers in life and we as humans have failed to match this level of selflessness and generosity. Thankfully, they are prepared to keep teaching us.

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      Rob Welsh 6 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi jandee, thanks for taking the time to read and comment on this lighthearted, yet serious approach to pet care. I am glad that you enjoyed it.

      Frogs are great advocates for the collective belief that life should be heard but not seen! Hahaha.. you really are lucky that they enjoy living close to you and are happy to serenade that to the world! However, if they are Toads... then they are more likely to be swearing at everyone in the close proximity. Cheers, I appreciate your kind comments.. Take care.... Riveett.

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      jandee 6 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

      So Lovely and refreshing,as somebody else said.

      The pond close-by is home to hundreds of frogs and those frogs just won't allow anyone to sleep,

      enjoyed so thanks,

      jandee

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      Rob Welsh 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Kim, thanks for reading this pet article and for your comment. Animals let us into their world of course, not the other way around. So we are very lucky really, that they find us trustworthy enough to be there. Pets are always able to win our hearts... but I don't think that we really want it any other way. You enjoy that trust that you get from your fiend.. take care and cheers.

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      kimbrewaa 7 years ago

      Really good one! I love animals and I wouldn't dream of mistreating them. My dog is so loyal, he's the best!

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      Rob Welsh 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hello Peter, cheers for taking the time to read this word on pets. Regrettably, there is a very high percentage of people in this world who are cruel to pets and animals in general... and sadly no law to allow similar treatment to themselves, like putting them in a sack and dropping THEM off a bridge! I'm glad you picked up on the message in this poem. Take care.

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      Peter Owen 7 years ago from West Hempstead, NY

      I can't imagine anything other than being kind to a pet. The Pet becomes our best friend, and loves us uncontionally. How can we throw that away.

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      Rob Welsh 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi erthfrend, thanks for reading this work and I'm pleased that you enjoyed it. It was a sad ending for the cat.. though it showed that the seals (on the fridge) worked. Be well and Take Care.

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      erthfrend 7 years ago from Florida

      REALLY love this article! We share the same feelings and views about pets so I so much enjoyed reading this! Thank you for sharing!

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      Rob Welsh 7 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi epigramman, thank you for reading my works and your great comment. Yes dreaming of the impossible does always tend to bring it into a tangible perspective doesn't it? If only people did accept us as we are each day; as do our pets. Take Care.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      Be kind to your fellow human no matter what - now there's food for thought!

      ..but yes of course I love Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel with all of my heart - they are my two best friends and I live for my cats - I tell them that I love them - each day - and for that matter I love your hubs too - you give dignity and respect and honor to the potential of human kindness .....

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi there Saddlerider, cheers for reading this work and your comment. Glad you enjoyed this. Having a frog as a pet isn't so hard, though I haven't allowed him to become cat food yet; even with the cat's persistant games. Hopefully, his natural instincts have developed and he isn't as a easy a target as he was as a tadpole!

      Take care.

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      saddlerider1 8 years ago

      A very Pet friendly hub, bravo well done my hub friend. I have two felines one with green eyes as well, your right about a six sense, cats choose their owners. One of my two cats is very close to me and she will fight off the other feline from coming to close to me. She starves for affection and dominates over the other. It's like she is saying to the other cat, stay away he's mine..loll I have never had a frog for a pet, that would be an interesting combination a Frog and Cat, hmm I rate this UP..cheers

    • Pearldiver profile image
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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi oliversmum, thanks for reading this work. I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed writing this true story. Take care and be well.

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      oliversmum 8 years ago from australia

      Pearldiver. Hi. What a beautiful story. Oh so enjoyable to read.

      Where on earth would we be without pets in our lives, I can't imagine.

      The photo's are adorable,they did put a big smile on my face.

      Thank you for sharing this hub. :) :)

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Now Josh..... You're worrying me abit here lol. 'The best of moods' huh? I am flattered, thank you.. But you know Tom, my pet reporter has told me what that expression means to both Cats and Rabbits! Take care, 2010 is set to be a very good year... enjoy your white xmas... it's summer here; yeehaa.

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      sunforged 8 years ago from Sunforged.com

      ..I stand corrected, lol, your articles (and comments) leave me in the best of moods

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Josh, Thanks for reading my works. Having a Hippo really would not suit you mate. The required dental plan alone would be enough to make you give it away. Best you stick to pizzas and fast foods if you desire fat boy status; but give it some thought first; you don't often see a pretty woman with a beached whale lol. Be yourself my friend; you're becoming a legend. You have an excellent xmas and take care and hey: thanks for improving he mood of my articles.

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      sunforged 8 years ago from Sunforged.com

      I always leave your articles in the best of moods, maybe if I purchase a hippopotamus, I may grow a bit?

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Kirsten, Yep he had a pretty controlling personality. Was a cool pet, but he hopped off to hybernate. Thanks for your comments. Take care and have a great Xmas.

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      kirstenblog 8 years ago from London UK

      Sounds like a pretty cool frog! I love when our 'pets' get one over on us, they really do enrich our lives and can be the best family too.

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Kirsten, Thanks for reading this, I enjoyed writing it. This frog really was a smart alek and outsmarted all of us. Glad you enjoyed it. Take Care,

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      kirstenblog 8 years ago from London UK

      I loved reading this, it got me grinning ear to ear :D

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi benzino, thanks for reading and your comment. I honestly don't know what type of poem this is!! Probably a kiwi memorial to the cat. Take care.

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      benzino84 8 years ago from Saint Joseph, Missouri

      Holydiver-

      I dig the poetry in your blog-good hub.

      What type of poems are those anyway?

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Eileen, I am honoured that you enjoyed this work. Thanks for calling, your comment and fanning of me. You have a great portfolio of works. Take care.

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      Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Pearldiver, great hub, great ending. I love my dog, and all my birds. families without pet aren't really livin.

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Gin, Thanks for all the support you have given me as my first fan. Glad you liked this work. Like you; I also remember all the pets I've had since childhood; but I have to say that I don't remember all of my childhood lol. Yep.. footprints.. I do remember getting clipped over the ears for leaving muddy ones all over my parent's bed; but the dog got away scott free, from our springboard diving session!!

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      Dame Scribe 8 years ago from Canada

      I can remember all my pets right from childhood :) they do leave a footprint. Great Hub!

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi RHW, Thank you for the comment. I appreciate your compliment and am glad that my works stack up. I was probably being sarcastic in the forum lol, there are one or two that don't have much between their ears. Thanks for reading, you take care aware.

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      aware 8 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

      You wield words very well.I hit your hubs after reading an answer you had posted to a topic in forum . It was a witty short answer in poetic form . Those are my favorite kind of answers. So i read a couple of your hubs and intend to read many more . Number one reason why? There really good.

      Sincerely

      R.H.W

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi habee, thanks for reading this and your comment. Have you managed to train flounder yet? I believe you have a lot of them and cat-fish near you? Take care.

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      Holle Abee 8 years ago from Georgia

      Great hub, Pearl! I loves me some "aminals."

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi GoldiString, hahaha that's a smart parrot & your brother can go along way having started learning the language! One of my favourite pieces of fun art is a frog being swallowed by a crane. Out of the corner of the crane's beak; a little green arm is stretched out so the frog can hold the crane around the neck! The heading: "No matter what.. Never Give Up!" Thanks for reading this and for making me laugh. You take care.

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      GoldiString 8 years ago

      My brother has a parrot for a pet. For days he taught the parrot to say "thief! thief!" but with no luck. One day, we heard the parrot squeak "eek! eek!". We thought the parrot was learning the word thief. Alas,we found out the parrot was yelping eek while his toddler was grabbing the parrot by the neck. Thank you for your hub. I will send this article to my nephew.

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Laura, I'm not sure that the Springboks rule... but it was a good bet that they would win the series. Thanks for reading my works and your comments. Glad you enjoyed this. Take care.. especially with frogs!

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      Laura du Toit 8 years ago from South Africa

      A refreshingly different hub and a great way to put your point across. But I must admit the Springboks do rule!

      Keep up the great hubs. They are both entertaining and educating. I'm a pet lover myself so I can relate to your tales (tails?)

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi RedSonja, I'm pleased you enjoyed my lighthearted commentary on pet quirks. Thank you for reading this work and for your kind comment; I'm just enjoying myself writing instead of procrastinating about thinking about it. Take care.

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      RedSonja94 8 years ago from Michigan

      You are amazing. That was really sweet.

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Ladybird, Thanks for reading this and your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed this work. Take care.

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Pearldiver, loved this article, loved the ending! You have a gift!

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Frogyfish, Like people all animals and Frogs have their own personality. My pet frog is quite a hard case and didn't put up with a cat trying to always catch him. I think it was a case of opening the door and letting the cat's curiousity do the rest. Thanks for calling in and reading this.

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      frogyfish 8 years ago from Central United States of America

      Neat poetry and pic. Except I am angry at the frog about the cat/fridge. You need to fix that for me please!

      Enjoyed!

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Bingskee, Thanks for reading my work and your comments. I wasn't too sure about that pic until I realised that it does illustrate that when some animals don't feel threatened by people; they are happy to show us that they are able to reach out to humans; and just how skillful they are at multi-tasking. Take care

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      bingskee 8 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      my daughter will love this ha ha i love that pic with the kangaroo ha ha

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Thank you Alekhouse, I appreciate your comments and i'm pleased you liked the power play. Take care.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Being a pet lover, I really enjoyed this. Thanks

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Shibashake... Yep even a frog can surprise you! This guy is a bit pushy though. I guess that comes from confidence and the confidence came from explaining to him (as a tadpole) that his achievements; would only be limited by his efforts! Thanks for calling, glad you enjoyed this work.

      (of course, he might have realised that the Pearldiver is completely mad lol.).

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      shibashake 8 years ago

      lol - that is some frog.

      Really love the ending. Very true and very well said.

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      Rob Welsh 8 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

      Hi Cindy... Thanks for reading this... Are you sure you just didn't want to rub the Springboks in? You would be preaching to the converted... The coach has taught them how to play League.. Xlnt result. (bugger! lol)

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      lol good one Pearly Boy! Did you enjoy the rugby yesterday? Springboks rule, eh?

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