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#1 drom

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

As the topic states.... what sort of things do you do with your animals? Do you interact much with them, play with them, ride them (like Penny P Star) and other fun stuff?

Hubby and I interact and play with our cat Moni (Moo) as much as possible and love doing it. It's not unusual to see us running around the house like lunatics with Moo running after us playing touch chasey. Or us down on our knees flicking rolled up pieces of paper or silver foil so Moo can chase them. Or snuggling up on the couch at night watching a movie with Moo (my all time favourite thing with her).

So what about you? Tell us about your fur babies and the sort of things you do with them. smile.gif

#2 Sariele

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

It's funny, I spent my entire life pining for a cat, and now that I have two of them I don't spend a great deal of time on them, lol.

I do talk to them (even if a lot of the time it's just to make fun of them... they don't know! wink.gif ), I tell them I love them every night when I close them in the laundry (they're indoor cats, and if we let them roam the apartment all night they wake us up by banging on the bedroom door), and if they are acting clingy I will give them pats of course. I also take photos of them when they are in funny positions or whatever, and I love watching them tear around the house chasing and play-fighting. But because they sort of keep each other company, I don't really feel the need to play with them or anything. Sometimes I feel like I'm neglecting them, but really, cats are so independent that I'm sure they don't give a damn what I do, so long as I keep topping up their food and water and changing their litter, lol.

I do love my babies though. wub.gif As a housewife who has no friends or social outlet, they are good company and stop me feeling lonely when DH is at work all day.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

We play foil balls with our puss cat too smile.gif

We have pet chickens and ducks and the kids like to handfeed them and collect eggs etc (I get the more fun jobs of cleaning out their sheds and replenishing their bedding etc)

And as you mentioned drom smile.gif I do have competition horses - so I rug and feed twice daily, exercise three or so times a week, wash and groom, take them to specialist appointments (dentist, farrier, chiro etc) and compete at riding club events on the weekends..

Animals are a big part of our life and I love it that way smile.gif

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

We play with them with their toys - throw their stuffed animals for games of "fetch" which they both love. They also have a few wand dangly toys that we wave around for them to play with. They both love a game DH plays with them where he runs and hides around the corner and they chase him laugh.gif

They are indoor cats but they have an enclosure that they play in when the weather is nice, before we had that we used to take them out in the yard for walks on their leads.

My favourite thing to do with them is curl up on the couch or in bed with them, they give the best cuddles wub.gif

Our little girl is a bit of a shadow and takes turns following DH and I around the house trying to get cuddles (which she always gets because she's hard to resist tongue.gif)

We always give them a kiss and tell them we love them when we are heading out the door blush.gif

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

QUOTE(BlueBug @ Jan 20 2013, 03:13 PM) View Post

We always give them a kiss and tell them we love them when we are heading out the door blush.gif

If I'm going out and leaving them home alone, I tell them to be good, lol. Like me saying that is going to make any difference. rolleyes.gif
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

My pets are outside, so I don't interact with my animals as much as I should. I give the buns a pat and talk to them when I let them out in the morning (they have a yard about as big as my bedroom, but they get locked up overnight) I toss them treats, and talk to them if I'm outside.
The chooks and ducks I let out of their house in the morning (like the buns, they have a yard but get locked up overnight. We have a fox/dog problem) and if I'm home in the afternoon, I'll let them out into the backyard and sit and watch them for an hour (well, watch for predators/scare them off by talking!) Sometimes I check the eggs, sometimes I leave it for Andrew to do.
I'd like to have the buns inside, at least sometimes, but it's not an option while we're living here.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE(Sariele @ Jan 20 2013, 05:38 PM) View Post

If I'm going out and leaving them home alone, I tell them to be good, lol. Like me saying that is going to make any difference. rolleyes.gif



Haha! I do this too! "I'll be back soon, be a good boy/girl. I love you" tongue.gif

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

Our dog used to be a complete lap dog, and slept on our bed until we had H. She now sleeps outside, but she comes in every evening and has lots of pats and snuggles. We play with her each day - H loves to play fetch with her. She comes in to play with the kids some afternoons as well, but I can't have her inside when there is food around as she's part Beagle and just way too naughty with food. Once C is walking we'll be able to spend a lot more time in the back yard and she'll get a lot more attention.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

Cosmo pre dates DH and the kids so he's the (little) man of the house! At 14, he is definitely the boss and gets cuddled, snuggled and treats when he demands them. Once the kids are in bed for the night, it's all about him. Rough play with DH and evening kisses and snuggles with me. He loves his armpits and belly being rubbed... bit odd for a cat!!

Now we have chooks too, with the intent of them being egg producers (still waiting!) as well as being pets. We talk to them and hand feed them. One escaped this morning and managed to walk up to the house (100m), up the back stairs (x14) and onto the back deck, to give us a hurry along! Definitely thinks she's part of the family!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

Isis is an indoor cat who is pretty bossy and demands attentions so we have no choice but to interact with her biggrin.gif

If Hattie is up, Isis is a Daddy's girl and climbs all over him. Once she goes to bed it's my time to be cat smothered. She's a chatty cat so we have converstations and I swear she tells me off at times. She and Hattie don't really play with each other but occasionally the cat will let Hattie pat her.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

Koda has become an inside dog since we moved to Seattle because unfortunately all the places we've lived in are apartments. We play little games inside like fetching his ducky toy and he knows how to play hide and seek. A few times a week I will sit down on the floor with him and just give him a nice long pat and brush his coat. Daniel likes to work on tricks with him a few times a week as well. We talk to him and we're all pretty silly together. We also take him out a few times a week for a long walk. I love my Koda bear, he is a part of my family and is treated that way.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

QUOTE(Sariele @ Jan 20 2013, 02:38 PM) View Post

If I'm going out and leaving them home alone, I tell them to be good, lol. Like me saying that is going to make any difference. rolleyes.gif

I do this too! laugh.gif

We have 2 indoor cats and we probably don't play with them as much as we should. They get lots of cuddles, once a week they get a thorough brushing which they love, and we take them out in the yard for some outdoor time a couple of times a week but we have to sit out there with them so it usually only an hour at the absolute max. We don't play with them that often though, I think this is in part because they do play together a lot chasing each other round the house etc but they enjoy chasing ribbons and the such like so it would probably be good for them to have a bit more stimulation like that from us sometimes. They are our babies though and in the winter especially they will both be snuggled on the couch with us in the evenings and then follow us to bed and sleep there with us most of the night wub.gif
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:22 PM

We have two indoor cats and we interact with them all the time. We talk to them. We play with them. They sit on or laps. They jump up on us. H, our big brown Burmese boy even asks for us. When he is in the other room from us he lets out a big meow which sounds just like,"Where?". Oh, and having our mobiles handy means that they are photographed all the time! wub.gif fur babies
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 01:47 AM

QUOTE(drom @ Jan 19 2013, 10:45 PM) View Post

As the topic states.... what sort of things do you do with your animals? Do you interact much with them, play with them, ride them (like Penny P Star) and other fun stuff?

Hubby and I interact and play with our cat Moni (Moo) as much as possible and love doing it. It's not unusual to see us running around the house like lunatics with Moo running after us playing touch chasey. Or us down on our knees flicking rolled up pieces of paper or silver foil so Moo can chase them. Or snuggling up on the couch at night watching a movie with Moo (my all time favourite thing with her).

So what about you? Tell us about your fur babies and the sort of things you do with them. smile.gif


We do the same things with our kitten smile.gif and I take my dog running as much as possible!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 09:53 PM

We give Whoopie as much attention as she wants (and probably even more unwanted, lol).
She is very much a member of our family and is our baby. When I leave for work in the morning I tell her 'I have to go to work to make a dollar for a puss'.
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