Lentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3107 times:
Anything, our family's cat freaks out at the slightest sound, sudden movement, and will growl at anyone not myself, my mom or my step-dad. The worst is clanging dishes or a hair-dryer. Not water, though, she'll jump in a bath/shower whilst someone's inside.
Bushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3101 times:
For my dog its gunshots and the coffee table. The gunshots are fairly obvious, but not desirable for a bird-dog. But the coffee table is quite funny. She will be laying next to it, and Ill move the table slightly. She thinks its coming after her, will bark at it etc. Then Ill move it away from her and she tries to attack it. Its really something to see. I should video it sometime and share.
Bobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3101 times:
My cats were afraid of the sponge mop. Absolutely terrified. They were fearless with almost everthing else. I could run the roaring vacuum cleaner into them and they totally ignored it. But the sponge on the mop made them crazy, they hissed and slapped it with their paws, but only when the mop was moving. They never figured out that it was me who made the mop move, they thought it was moving by itself.
I'm afraid of the toaster! No joke. My stupid toaster makes a sound like a gunshot when it lifts the toast up. It always makes me jump. I usually go into the bedroom and close the door to muffle the sound so I don't jump.
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3070 times:
Our Golden Retriever, Lily is not afraid of anything so far. In fact she enjoys being vacuumed! Yes I know almost every other dog I have ever had runs from the vacuum, Lily will both follow you as you vacuum she will also sit and expect you to vacuum her all over with the attachments.
Boeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1844 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3043 times:
My Cat is afraid of:
Anything that stares at her.
Things that move quickly.
Wind (or things that blow).
Christmas trees and ornaments.
Strange though, that she is not afraid when our car comes roaring up the driveway. She just sit there, and watches us, then when we stop, she starts to roll around. She is also not afraid of people at all. Nor is she afraid of the kitchen stove, learned the hard way with that one...
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3031 times:
My dogs are afraid of fireworks. On the 4th of July (you Brits call it Thanksgiving) we were setting some fireworks off in the street. When we went back inside we couldn't find the dogs anywhere. We searched and searched and after about 30 minutes found them huddle under my BBQ smoker rig on the back deck that we had walked by a couple of times.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
GulfStreamGirl From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3012 times:
My dog Billy (half rotti half black lab) is afraid of......
2.Fat people ..i don't mean any disrespect, billy just doesn't like over weight people...who knows why
3.Mirrors..he goes nuts if he looks in a mirror
4.Thunder and lightning
5.Al Green songs, yes, as weird as it sounds, he will start howling if he hears certain Al Green songs
6.Shop Vac, sometimes ill stick it to him, he goes mental,pretty funny though
7.Gas stations, maybe the smell, but when someone is pumping the gas (alot of full serve in Vancouver) he literally wants to kill them
8.Moi when I'm mad at him
If it wasn't for women ...there would be no such thing as Man :o)
Euclid From South Africa, joined Apr 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3004 times:
Most of my cats are afraid of the vacuum cleaner and thunder, but what scares them out of their wits is bloody fireworks. I HATE fireworks.
One notable exception on the vacuum cleaner is my black cat, I have on occasion sucked his tail into the pipe, because he will not give up his spot for the advancing vacuum cleaner. Fortunately it is only a hose with no moving parts. Strange thing is, he is probably the most afraid of thunder and fireworks of all my cats.
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6054 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
The two youngest of my mom's dachshunds (she has 3) has some pretty funky fear. One is afraid of snow - if there's snow on the ground when they're let out in the morning, you can count on her to make a 180 degree turn the moment one paw touches the snow. And the other one refuses to go for a walk without the oldest dog (his mother) - and that's despite he's the largest one of them all, by far
Malb777 From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2981 times:
My dog hates going in the car , he will always try and get out the window if i open it.
He also dislikes a bath but loves a garden hose.
And having his paws touched , i do that when he pisses me off i dont see him for hours.
thank god i was not born a bird. this type of flying is much better