A Dozen Pet Stories That Will Make Your Day

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A Dozen Pet Stories That Will Make Your Day

By the members of SparkPeople

Here are a few sweet and funny pet stories from our Community to make you laugh or lift your spirits. Sometimes, when life gets stressful or difficult, all you need is a good chuckle or a heart-warming story about a furry baby to turn your day around.

Two Naughty Ferrets

"When I was growing up we had two ferrets. Those things were so energetic, wily and precocious. One of my favorite things about them (among many of their hilarious antics) was that they would steal just about anything they could get their mouths on and drag away. They had a little hiding place behind a bookshelf in the corner. We decided to clean out their nest one day and were rolling with laughter at what we found: an entire box worth of tissues, an ear of corn, a taquito, various pieces of paper, a feminine hygiene item or two and a photograph of my brother. Silly little critters!" --NWHURLEYGIRL

Well-Dressed Doxies

"I got up one Saturday morning all groggy, and two of my doxies ran past me wearing something on their heads, so I followed them to take a closer look. Lo and behold they had chewed one of my bras in half, and each was wearing one half with the strap right under their little heads. True story. Got to love those little doxies!" --DOXIELADY52

Pitching Pooch

"My dog throws things at me when I'm apparently being boring or when he wants to go for a drive or walk. Usually, it's my shoes or a drooled-on toy, or occasionally even my purse. [It's like he's saying] 'We're gonna need this' It's impossible to stay depressed or preoccupied with other problems with footwear or soggy toys in your lap."

Escape Artist

"I take my labs out without a leash as they usually obey since they are 11. One night, in the dark, the usually gentle obedient dog took off on me! So there I was chasing her in my pink robe and slippers. It was too dark so I came back and put clothes on and walked and walked looking for her only to give up and come home and find her standing in the yard looking at me. That is not a fun way to get one's exercise for the day!" --CAPTAINMORGAN2

One Clean Cat

"One evening I was filling the dishwasher, turning my back now and again to gather dishes. Evidently I missed the part when my cat Elton decided to explore the dishwasher more closely and I shut the dishwasher door. As I was wiping off the counters I heard a muffled meow. I looked around and listened again. It was coming from the dishwasher! I opened the door and out marched Elton. It was a good thing that I wasn’t planning on running the dishwasher AND that I stayed in the kitchen long enough to hear his plea! I laughed all the way to the telephone to share a laugh with my daughter. I am learning that Elton is bound to make me laugh on a regular basis. This is a good thing for me! I could use some more laughter in my life, but then who couldn't?" --JANHIM

Doggy Dinner

"Every time I sit down to eat, my dog thinks she needs whatever I'm having. Yesterday I was in a hurry so I told her she had to eat dog food and I had my lunch. I had set my plate on the arm of the couch when I was finished. When I came home I found she had piled the plate full of dog food. I think she was saying, 'Have you tried this stuff?'"

Surprise Kitty

"When my first cat Tabitha was a kitten, she used to wait outside the bedroom door in the mornings when I first got up and would run ahead of me into the bathroom and jump on the toilet seat. Well, one night my husband forgot to put the seat down and the next morning, Tabitha ran ahead of me as usual, jumped for the toilet and landed inside! It was so funny as I watched her sitting there in the toilet bowl in cold water, eyes wide and shocked and wondering what the heck had happened!" --JAYJAY44

Playful Pal

"We call Jade the 'squirrely' cat because she is crazy! She will play with anything that remotely moves. Jade tries to climb up the window blinds, plays with our feet at the end of the bed, and even tries to climb up the door frame sometimes. You can always tell when she's ready to pounce because she gets low and wiggles her butt. She can also jump super high! Pets are so fun--they help keep you sane!" --JRSIMPSON485

Fraidy Cat

"I had a cat who was obsessed with--but deathly afraid of--pumpkins. October was a horrible month for him. If we brought a pumpkin home, he would just stare at it. If he turned around too fast, he would see it and jump straight up into the air in fright. We could never figure out what it was about pumpkins." --POKIEFUZZBUCKET

Camping Canine

"When my son was little, we would go camping for our vacations. One time we were at a mountain lake and the temperatures were pretty cold at night. I woke up in the middle of the night and saw my son on the tent floor in a semi-fetal position shivering. I wondered why he was outside his sleeping bag and looked around to find our dog had pushed him out and was sleeping very comfortably inside my son's sleeping bag!"

Kitten Love

"My two cats were feral kittens when I trapped them to adopt them. The male was particularly traumatized. I kept him in a large kennel for the first week to slowly introduce him to his new digs. About every hour, I'd spend about 15 minutes with him, reaching inside the kennel to pet him. He would press himself into the far corner, as far away from me as he could get. Eventually, he calmed down enough to join his sister to explore the house, but he always kept his distance from me. Then one evening about a month or so later, while I was sitting on the couch watching TV, I felt a tap on my leg. I looked down and saw the little guy sitting at my feet. I slowly reached down to give him a pet, and he balanced up on his hind legs to bump his head against my hand. This is a ritual we've had ever since, and it always reminds me of how great it felt to finally win his trust." --EABL81

Fitness Buddy

"My cat is 11 months old now and is my little buddy since it's just the two of us in my apartment. He tries to play and get my attention when I am exercising. Just today, he sat directly under my face when I was doing kettlebell pushups with rows so I smashed my face into his belly when I did the push up!" --MANDRAWR

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5/7/2016 12:43:45 PM

HEALTH4LIFE2012's SparkPage
When I first got my dog Lily, my dad and I took a hike in the woods near by. We were walking up a hill on a narrow path and Lily frozen in her tracks and refused to move forward or back. My dad caught up with us and asked if we had seen something. I told him "no" Lily refused to go forward. Once we relalized there were not wild animals I started gently touching the nature things growing on the sides of the path and letting Lily smell my fingers. When I touched the fallen tree with the round part facing the path she freaked out again. Then I did that a couple more times and she was willing to walk past it very fast rate. She has now gotten over that fear and seems to like adventures with new smells. It was just funny that I had to teach my dog not to be scared of a tree.


5/7/2016 12:36:46 PM

HEALTH4LIFE2012's SparkPage
Growing up I also have ferrets, 5 to be exact. They would hide all kinds of things like keys, papers, and a stuffed carrot from a Easter bunny toy I had. They always made me laugh and forget my worries and problems.


3/31/2016 10:53:58 AM

Loved the feral kitten adoption story and the hard work to gain the trust. I feed 4 ferals (Mama made 5 but she left as soon as she realized I was feeding the babies well.) It's been a year of patience and stability and out of the 4, only one has ever let me pet him. A second one has come up and licked my hand while I was putting out treats. I spend time with them eveyday I can, but I still can't touch 3 of them. I won't give up. All 4 of them will coming running when I whistle to let them know it's chow time.


1/8/2016 12:51:43 PM

TRCOBB's SparkPage
So cute!


1/8/2016 12:51:43 PM

TRCOBB's SparkPage
So cute!


10/12/2015 11:57:07 PM

GRAMMAP1's SparkPage
These are such cute stories. When we lived with our four Boys in Central African republic, We just had screens and shutters; no glass. In chilly rainy season it could get pretty cool in the evening. So the mission builder usually put a wood burning fire place to warm us.

I am told cats do not see color and we had a sweet, wild Siamese. One evening I had gotten ready for bed and had fushia slipper socks on. As she passed me I moved my feet (not deliberately, and she ran up the fire place chimney out of site. No other colored socks affected her, but when I wore the bright pinks; she would run up the chimney out of sight!


7/14/2015 11:04:14 AM

I have to say.... The story of Well-Dressed Doxies was my favorite! Also enjoyed the Camping Canine!


7/14/2015 10:53:11 AM

Sassy, my 2 year old, 39 pound mutt is my exercise buddy and my massage therapist. When I am doing planks and/or pushups she gets under my chin to "help" me! When I do child's pose she does a wonderful downward dog and has to kiss. Any kind of floor fitness is rewarded with tons of kisses and an extra 5 minutes of playing! At night when my muscles may be sore I get what i call a puppy massage.... She takes those tiny front teeth and nibbles up my spine, or on my knee, or along my thigh. She seems to be tuned into whatever is hurting that night. If nothing is hurting I just get a knee and shin massage! I love it!!!


7/13/2015 6:18:41 PM

Good stories! I can't imagine life without Corgis in it...


7/9/2015 8:20:40 AM

LAURANCE's SparkPage
I'm having a hard time laughing about the story of the cat in the dishwasher. Too close to a painful disaster. Not funny or cute. We must always be mindful when using dishwashers or clothes dryers or such things.


6/27/2015 1:42:18 PM

DRADISCH's SparkPage
So Great thank you


11/12/2014 1:24:06 AM

KMFITZ721's SparkPage
I understand the cat exercise buddy. My 75 lbs. lab is my exercise buddy. His help includes Zumba obstacle course (decides to sleep and right in front of the TV and I must avoid him while exercising) and his version of strengthening exercises. He will grab a hold of one of my arms or try to grab my pony tail while I'm doing crunches on my exercise ball. No, I don't claim it as part of my weight training.


8/14/2014 8:33:28 PM

Mollie and Joey our beagles decided to run from our house to the local cemetery 2 blocks away. Chasing dogs through a cemetery isn't fun.



8/14/2014 8:29:58 PM

LOL. They look sweet. My doxie likes socks.



6/30/2014 12:46:41 AM

NANCY19662's SparkPage
Absolutely loved the stories.

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