I'm mad as h3ll!!

My darlings, Pickles and Banjo. - Is that a cheeky grin on Pickles or a sinister smile?
@MsTickle (24991)
Australia
October 19, 2007 4:59am CST
I ley Pickles my goat off his lead to play. He puts himself to bed at sundown and I thought he was safe in the back yard. When I left him he was grazing happily. It's so dry he seems to be constantly hungry even though I give him cotton seed and other grains as a supplement. he also gets a bowl of carrot, apple, celery and dried banana before bed. I was sitting in the lounge room answering alerts when I heard a crunching sound. He was on the front verandah eating my precious plants that I tend lovingly by hand with rainwater. He had already eaten all the new ornamental plant at the side of the house....the side gate had been left open...when I looked it appeared to be shut. Grr. I hope he has a belly ache. My own fault I know, it's me I'm cranky with. Do your animals sometimes drive you cranky? What are some episodes you can think of to share with us here.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
19 Oct 07
Oh no lol that is terrible I know I should not laugh as it would upset me to lol Yes as you know Gissi can drive me mad to At the Moment he is barking every few Minutes for attention and believe me he gets lots of it lol as soon as I go back on here he sits there and just gives the Woof and looks at me lol
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Oh MsTickle, the things we do for our pets and only get slapped in the face for doing it. GRRRRR! We have two german shepherd pups that just turned a year old a few days ago and they're so aggravating!! We've given them so many toys to play with or tear up whatever they want to do and chew sticks, milk bones, treats and of course their dog food. I like to put my clothes on the clothes line to dry when the day is nice. However, I better not go anywhere because if I do, I'll come home to a few pieces of clothing on the ground all torn up. Now if I stay home, they'll leave them alone. As soon as they see me leave in my car, they head for the clothes line. GRRRRRR!! I'm going to have to tie them up for now on when I leave and have clothes on the line.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
It's a stage they go through which is really aggravating to us. Thy want you to play with them. Or at least to say g'day every now and then. Perhaps for now, to save your stuff it would be best to tie them up. I hate doing it but sometimes we need to for their own safety. Best to get them used to it early.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
20 Oct 07
We do play with them but they still take my clothes off the line. They don't do it when one of us is home but only when both of us are gone. We've got a really nice size fenced in yard and we're going to have to block off the clothes line area or chain them up before we leave. They're so sweet and very timid gals, been like that since we got them, just wish they'd behave themselves when we're gone. LOL
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
19 Oct 07
OH my I know its not funny but goats realy eat anything dont they. You will just have to be more carefull! Close all Gates! I get upset with dogs that brk for no reason and then dont bark when they are surpose too.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
Oh yes....that is annoying. Barking for no reasons really pulls my chain...or should I say...get's my goat??? LOL.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
20 Oct 07
lolololol yup gets your goat!
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
11 Nov 07
How aggravating! But I got a chuckle out of that one! I'm sure he just thought you gave him a new salad just for him! Why couldn't he just eat it happily! LOL
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
13 Nov 07
Funny you should post this ..I accquired/rescued/stole another goat on Saturday and have named her Tulip. Yesterday, she escaped (I left a gate open) and 'pruned' all my spring seedlings and ate 3 reviving since I've been here. Fingers crossed they grow back. I'm pretty upset but the thing is, I love this little girl already so can forgive her.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
20 Oct 07
I saw the picture of Pickles there..yes he does seem to have a wicked grin on his face..did you tkae the picture after his nasty deed?? My two darlings for the most part are good guys..BUT every now and then, my one kitty, Kissy, likes to be a brat..both cats know that the top of the hutch of my computer desk is OFF LIMITS--I have a lot of nice figurines and what not on it...and every once in awhile Kissy suddenly decides she wants to jump up there....grrrr...My Pyewacket did manage to jump up too one time and he did knock one of the figurines down and smashed into pieces...So of course I yelled at him and he just gave me a "look"--
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
23 Oct 07
I have a cabinet in the kitchen that has all my crockery and glass in it...packed in. There are glass doors on the dining room side but it's open on the kitchen side...I've caught Banjo up there, threading his way through everything and he hasn't broken anything. While I was in Brisbane there was a similar caninet but a floor standing one with sliding glass doors where I kept all my glasses...the top was a bar. If My ex forgot to close the doors it was not unusual for my beautiful Persion to get in there. I would hold my breath and wait for her to get out because to go and get her out would have been CATastrophic. Again, nothing was broken. As for Pickles wicked grin....he wears it all the time. I can't help but smile back at him.
@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
19 Oct 07
Hi MsTickle, I am sorry to hear about the mishaps with your plants. It must have given you a surprise and made you upset. I never had a goat but when I had a house I used to plant a little vegetable garden each year. Well, in the winter a wild Jackrabbit would be looking for food and became quite tame and came to the patio door almost every day. I fed him through the winter with all kinds of rabbit goodies. In the spring when my little vegetable patch was really taking off he came by and ate everything. Well I was not pleased.
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
Now you know how I felt....but these responses have me chuckling...it could have been much worse. He got into my plants on the verandah again just now and I was shouting and calling and he knew he was out of line.
• United States
19 Oct 07
hello ms tickle good morning to you. i have 2 blue healers the oldest name is Max he is the father of our baby his name is Ozzy. every time i go to teach Ozzy tricks max continuously barks. it makes me mad as h3ll too. Max is 15 now and we believe that if it wasn't for Ozzy max would have already past. even though his barking drives me crazy i believe it keeps him young.i have been teaching Ozzy to say i love u,and that makes max very excited. and the dog singing begins. LOL
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
That's a lovely story about Max seemingly getting a new lease on life due to the young pup. Thanks for sharing sinnfull. I know Max hasn't much time left but it's certain his time will be profitably spent training the young one.
19 Oct 07
LOL sorry but I had to laugh, Pickles certainly deserves to feel bad after all that. Moomin is far too clever, we had to move the fridge on top of the freezer to stop him opening the door and helping himself to the food inside.
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
I'm laughing too now even tho the morning showed up the extent of his rampage. The responses here have me giggling and chuckling...I needed that. :)
@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Oh NO! I would be mad too. My cats sometimes drive me crazy too. I let them outside during the day time they stay right around the house. So I dont get them in before dark I wind up chasing them all the yard.LOL
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
I guess they at least keep you fit....lol.
@uath13 (8207)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Well, I spent about an hour last night chasing my hounds. Voden comes when called usually & stays out of trouble so we'd let him out. My wife went into the house without paying attention & Macha slipped by her. Once Macha ( the troublemaker ) was loose they were off. Voden would come back & check in with us every once in a while then rejoin Macha. We're afraid their going to panic one of the neighbors horses again. Most of the area horses actually play with the dogs but this ones scared of them. We tracked them for a while ( not good for my knee after the recent surgery )when we lost them. My wife decided to take the truck down the road to look. No sooner than she backed down the driveway they shot back & into the house.
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@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
20 Oct 07
My friend has a rascal terrier who dashes off whenever she gets the chance. My friend used to chase her all over the neighbourhood but now he just starts his car and she comes flying home...lol.
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
21 Oct 07
So sorry to hear about your plants. Naughty Pickles. We have a 7 month old pup, and he is driving me crazy. If there is anything left around, he gets it and chews it. But sometimes its funny, like a couple of weeks ago he got hold of a bra of my daughter's and was having a great time with it, tore it in two and who knows what happened to the straps. That was funny. Best wishes to you and take care
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• United States
20 Oct 07
Oh yes they can really upset ya my 3 oldest cat have to stay outsie at night now cause they tore up the mini blind that i have on the office window and they would jump up on my dest and my papaers would be all over the office
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
20 Oct 07
I hate it when I do something like that. It makes me feel defeated. My pets just are cats, and they want to be in my lap, only when it is the most inconvenient for me. They claw and paw and try to sit on the keyboard, too.
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I have no pets right now but I grew up with many. We had a pet sheep who thought she was a dog. We also had a pet goat. His name was Dumbo because he had huge ears. I remember leaning down to pick weeds and grasses to feed him and he would try and eat my hair! It hurt so bad, but I was a child so I did it over and over again. He once at all the bark from our pear trees.
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@breepeace (3027)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Oh my God. My dog drives me batty more often than she makes me happy as of late. A few weeks ago, I was getting ready to go out and do my grocery shopping. I knew the bus came in less than 5 minutes so I was hurrying out the door, and I told my dog her usual command ("Sit, Stay, Wait"), wasn't paying enough attention while I checked my purse for my phone and as I opened the door, saw a flash of grey and white fur go charging down the front walk. I went out and called for her, but she's a menace when she gets off leash and out of the yard, so she happily zoomed down the street. She's a Siberian Husky so she's incredibly fast, and since calling her name never yields a result unless she really WANTS to come home, most of the time I just give up and wait for her to come scratch at the door in 20 to 30 minutes. She's street smart and all she does is run down the sidewalks and in and out of yard, she's not a garbage hound or a cat chaser, so I never worry about her being out there, and this day was nothing different. So I said 'to hell with it', went over and caught my bus, just in time. I get back less than an hour later, and she's sitting by the front door, obviously not impressed with being kept waiting, so I let her in, and start putting groceries away. 5 minutes later she's at the back door wanting back outside. So I open the door to let her go play and do her business, while I finish putting my groceries away, but before I even get back into the kitchen, she wants back inside. I'm already not impressed with her, so I leave her outside, ignoring the sound of her pawing at the door, and mercifully, it stops about 5 minutes later. Then my phone rings. It's my landlord next door telling me Summer is in his front yard, and wondering if I knew she'd been out all afternoon. I figure he has to be mistaken. He's probably just figuring Summer WAS outside in his yard and may still be. After all, I had just let her outside into my fully (6ft) fenced backyard less than 10 minutes prior. So I peek out my living room windows and sure enough my dog is snuffling along in my front yard checking for squirrels. I open my front door and she wags her tail, walks up the steps and comes inside with a grin. It was almost like she was saying, "You didn't come when I called and I figured the back door was broken, so I came to the front for you." Silly bag.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
20 Oct 07
LOL that goat really knows how to tickle you mstickle. ^__^ maybe he was really really! hungry. and a goat cant really tell an ornamental plant to a weed. ^__^;; but im sure i'll be mad as h3ll too when that happened to me. i just encountered animal annoyance too last night. i was trying to sleep when i suddenly heard cats meowing so loudly! they were the neighbor's cats and they were in heat and they were calling their mates! if i were just not in bed i could have given them the cold water but i was soo sleepy and i just let it go. ^__^ at times though they really can drive me crazy and i wouldnt go to sleep until they stop their ritual or whatever it is.