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10 Strange Pet Secrets Your Pets Will Never Tell You...

Pets need their social status.

The First Secret is: That your pet needs to maintain it's role in the social structure of it's community. Like people; pets take their relationship standings very seriously.

The First Secret is: That your pet needs to maintain it's role in the social structure of it's community. Like people; pets take their relationship standings very seriously.

Do you really know your pet?

Strange Pet Secrets: Here are 10 Secrets that our pets will never tell or admit to us. Find out what they are and what to do about them. It's amazing how little is known about the secrets Pets have With People and People With Pets: Those very special relationships that supposedly contain their share of behavioral problems; often overlooked, often unseen by pet owners. This article is about people learning the subtleties of pet philosophy, by understanding their pet’s quirkiness and finding out what to do about their personal secrets, before seemingly common behavior problems become established.

From a pet’s perspective; it is often considered that many of the human quirks that we take for granted; actually allow the pets to label us as mental people. Pets tend to base that opinion on the fact that most humans don’t actually see or understand many of the basic things, that to an animal; are important to their social status and their ability to maintain their respective roles within that structure. There are10 personal secrets your pet will never tell you about; when you know them, you will wonder why you had never seen them before.

Throughout the world, animals which you feel serve your needs well, have secretly adapted to all kinds of human situations; in clever ways that are actually designed to help them have you unwittingly, serve their needs. Social status is important to most living things and for pets; this status having descended from past days in the wild, is no less important today. To fully understand your pet’s perspective on this issue; ask yourself how you would deal with living in the animal’s world; while trying to maintain your own social status and habits.

Let’s have a look at the things that you probably don’t know about your pet, its hidden social life and some important animal facts; that may be considered as potential behavior problems; but in reality are merely an invitation for people to learn a little about pet philosophy.

*~ Pearldiver ~

They want to be themselves.

The Second Secret is: That pets just want to be themselves, rather than what we make them. However, if they get the chance, they will use whatever we own, to help them achieve their personal objectives; including your hair dryer, if they have a date

The Second Secret is: That pets just want to be themselves, rather than what we make them. However, if they get the chance, they will use whatever we own, to help them achieve their personal objectives; including your hair dryer, if they have a date

Our roaming reporter: Tom the Cat, has done it again. He has spoken with all the pets here and given us an insight into the 10 personal secrets that your pet will never tell you. Thanks Tom! You aren't having us on are you?

Our roaming reporter: Tom the Cat, has done it again. He has spoken with all the pets here and given us an insight into the 10 personal secrets that your pet will never tell you. Thanks Tom! You aren't having us on are you?

Seemingly unrelated evidence.

For all you know about your pet, you may find that your knowledge is quite limited after understanding some of your pet’s personal secrets; those things that have such an important bearing on what it is to be; socially accepted in the animal kingdom. Our roaming reporter, Tom the Cat, has once again interviewed a selection of pets who have ‘spoken’ freely to him; about their secrets and some of the ways they have adjusted to enable them to maintain their power over people and get what they want.

Ultimately, like the majority of people, pets just want to be themselves and be free to enjoy the freedom that that provides them. There is an instinctive urge to demonstrate who they are to their peers and in that respect, they will often mask the preparation process involved. Consider also that pets are very resourceful when it comes to ensuring that no mere human is going to stand in the way of a special social gathering in which they are expected to perform to the best of their ability socially. 90% of the time, you won’t know unless you understand some of the tricks that get played by your pet.

You will notice subtle changes occurring up to a week before one of those ‘unknown’ events take place. Perhaps it may just be an increase in your power account as a result of secret blow wave sessions, while you are absent. You will notice your pet preening themselves more than normal, or with some dogs, they will ensure that they smell differently; often ‘rolling’ in a different flavor this week. These are sure signs something is in the wind. Maybe in some cases, especially with 'dirty' dog behavior, it’s a good idea to always stand upwind as you deviously observe your pet going through the motion, so to speak.

Nothing but bars will stop them.

The Third Secret is: "Don't fence me in; I'll go when I need to, no matter what!" Often we unwittingly trap our pets into situations that restrict their ability to do the real things that they need to do. We wrongly just assume that we know what thei

The Third Secret is: "Don't fence me in; I'll go when I need to, no matter what!" Often we unwittingly trap our pets into situations that restrict their ability to do the real things that they need to do. We wrongly just assume that we know what thei

What? Even my toothbrush?

Other things that lead up to a secret event are not so subtle. In fact, some things are almost certainly deliberate hints of the confidence that your pet has in its ability to mislead you into thinking that your pet is special. Have you found toothpaste splattered throughout the bathroom? Perhaps, your toothbrush tastes a little different than usual, or you find strands of fur entangled in the bristles. Cat behavior dictates that everything gets 'marked' so don't think for a minute that your toothbrush is going to escape; no matter how high your holder is; cats love high places. Think for a minute; where on a cat are the scent glands!

If your cat thinks you are cool; it will mark you, merely by brushing up against you. If your cat thinks that in some way you are restricting it in it's ability to perform it's social duties; then you will get the message alright; everywhere that you consider sacred. Never believe that you can hold your pet back from what it wants to do 24/7; you have to sleep sometimes! Perhaps you have noticed how often your cat naps during the day; that is because they are highly sociable animals that get up to all sorts of lunar antics, while you think you pet is snuggled up on your bed. Cats are the second best planners; behind Tortoises and are the fifth most devious pets of all; behind Frogs, Guppies, Magpies and Weasils. If you think you've solved a behavior problem; yes there will be some form of 'payback.'

Some pets just need to be seen.

The Forth Secret is: That some animals will do anything to be seen. Many animals wear bright colors to warn potential predictors that they are dangerous if attacked; sometimes they are only bluffing. Others just wish to be seen for different reasons.

The Forth Secret is: That some animals will do anything to be seen. Many animals wear bright colors to warn potential predictors that they are dangerous if attacked; sometimes they are only bluffing. Others just wish to be seen for different reasons.

These dogs are really Hot!

Dogs on the other hand, are pretty cruisy right? Well they certainly are when it comes to dressing up; the more outrageous the better.  Today with dogs it is socially acceptable to wear anything from hats, coats, shoes and well; even accessories that make them look hot.  And why not; people do exactly the same don't they?

Most animals will do anything to be seen. What they wear, their colour, the sounds they make, the way they move and their body language; all point towards where they are, or consider that they stand among their peers. Many animals wear bright colors to warn potential predictors that they are dangerous if attacked; sometimes they are only bluffing.  Color is one thing that people find attractive about animals; though many don't understand the real significance of this important form of identification and communication.

We have much to learn about all the other creatures on this earth; life is not all about us. It only takes a little caring and respect, to ensure that we read the needs of all living creatures; not just those we are lucky enough to call our pets.

Pets really are party animals.

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The Fifth Secret is: That animals really do love to party hard! But no matter what, the most observed rule within the pet's rule book; is that no pet ever drives home drunk!

The Fifth Secret is: That animals really do love to party hard! But no matter what, the most observed rule within the pet's rule book; is that no pet ever drives home drunk!

We're having a party! Where?

One of the most surprising of secrets that were uncovered was that all animals love to party! How have they managed to keep this a secret for so long? Amazing! I have to admit that my first thoughts were based on complete disbelief.

Attending social parties for birthdays is generally regarded as the most important within the pet's social calender. Parties are not restricted solely to set species though; when the need to hunt is taken away; they tend to mix well together. Birthday parties are often predictable as certain breeds or species celebrate a collective set date for their birthdays. August 1st. is a very special date that is shared by many animals; including Horses, Parrots, Dogs, Cats and Chickens. Tom the Cat explained that the reason for having that date, is that it was the birth date of the king. I'm sure he meant the king of the jungle; the Lion.

With birthday parties, nothing is spared for party goers; but pets however, have a commonsense approach to them; unlike many people. There is never a shortage of anything; fun, food, drink and music wise; but no pets ever drive home drunk. It is a time to dress up in outfits that they have chosen, rather than those they are expected to wear as a result of an owner's misguided whim. All parties occur at times and at venues, that we mere humans would never normally suspect; when it's party time, you will probably not even notice you pet is awol and if you do; you won't know why! Consider how often you have feed your pet in the mornings and it seems to be 'off it's food.' Maybe your pet has got a hangover? It won't tell you.

A great party has dancing.

The Sixth Secret is: That no party is a party, unless the music is loud and the pets can dance.

The Sixth Secret is: That no party is a party, unless the music is loud and the pets can dance.

Gotta be music and dancing.

The Sixth Secret also relates to the traditional party atmosphere. Music is always played loud, but it may not be the sort of music that people identify with. Dancing to the sounds is more important than what is being played, as dancing forms a major part of the courtship ritual that applies to the majority of living creatures. As Tom asked; "Isn't that dancing thing, the very reason owners exist?"

So for pets, dancing to the latest 'music' involves also improving their social networking skills, as new things are discussed and shared between the different species; each of which bring their own musical styles to the parties. Maybe then we can learn from our pets; that the sounds of wailing tomcats or the bird songs of a morning thrush; are the sounds of living and when heard without any negative human interference; are able to be understood enough to share and to dance to! Ask yourself; "Is that why animals hearing is so acute?" It is all about communication; the given sense that we people; often drown with our talking, throughout those times when we should just listen; to the world around us. So we can see ourselves the way animals see us?

Pets find their owners funny.

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The Seventh Secret is: That whenever there are two or more pets in one place; they play a charade game called 'Guess My Owner!'

The Seventh Secret is: That whenever there are two or more pets in one place; they play a charade game called 'Guess My Owner!'

They often make fun of us.

One of the main events at any party is the charade game called, ‘Guess My Owner.’ We were not able to find out why this was so popular, other than being told that it is always the funniest part of the social gathering.

What we do know however is, that every party goer in attendance must silently move throughout the crowd with props that they feel best resembles their owners. As each pet moves around the other guests, the pet must mimic the traits of the owner who belongs to that pet. Howling laughter is not allowed until the owner is identified and acknowledged; then it just erupts, often lasting for hours.

Clearly, pets have social gatherings that have striking similarities to those of people. How many times have you been somewhere in a group, perhaps at a party; when someone starts a conversation about their pet and walks you through their pet's habits? Or maybe a pet show where they line all the pets up in front of others and then mimic their pets. The caged pets on show, in banks of metal jails, their owners poking their faces and fingers into the bars, while making sounds that they consider to be the language of their respective pets.

And on show; the clapping popularity of swirling 'partnerships' between the owners and their charges, as they trot around the 'show' ring; in a carefully choreographed stride and matching colours? Is this attention seeking behavior, or merely a mutual game that both the owner and the pet use to demonstrate the similarities between them? Horse owners do this as well. Why aren't such game relationships made available for Angelfish or pet frogs and their owners? So if it is attention seeking behavior; what is the real purpose behind such behavior? Maybe it's a Secret.

Animals have a sense of humor.

The Eigth Secret is: That all pets are born with a sense of humor, but ultimately having a safe and peaceful life that allows them to enjoy their humor is far more important.

The Eigth Secret is: That all pets are born with a sense of humor, but ultimately having a safe and peaceful life that allows them to enjoy their humor is far more important.

Having a safe, peaceful life.

I no longer have any doubt that pets have a sense of humor after debriefing Tom after his recent groundbreaking work. Clearly, George Orwell and the hands on practitioner Dr. Doolittle, were also completely enlightened in regard to the enigmas of pet philosophy.

Tom smirkingly advised me that it had long been the ambition of most pets to establish owner shows. But they all struggled with the logistics of finding suitable venues, best types of cages and the types of owners that would best suit being caged for the shows. What a thought; just imagine how those people would feel being judged by a panel of their pet superiors!

Apparently, the humor fades when the subjects of safety, peaceful living conditions and suitable healthcare enter into the equation. Striking similarities between people and pets begin to surface. In reality, the concerns should not have surprised me as much as it did because pets too, have basic needs; just like those people who tend to so often not care to take the time to consider seeing or acting on those needs. In summing this up, Tom went on to say that he doubted people could survive; if the roles were reversed and people had to live with the pain of ill treatment and neglect; that erodes every pet's dream of having a safe and peaceful home.

Pets often beg you to join them.

The Ninth Secret is: That pets try to accept people as part of their social structure. As a result; they allow us to act in that role and share with them; through training, fun games from which the bonds can be developed together.

The Ninth Secret is: That pets try to accept people as part of their social structure. As a result; they allow us to act in that role and share with them; through training, fun games from which the bonds can be developed together.

Do you read body language?

Do you read and understand the body language that your pet is constantly communicating to you? Sure, perhaps you know a few words, but do you read the whole sentence? Pets don't think so and whether you think so or not, they should know!

Tom stated that most pets really only make fun of their 'owners' because, they feel that their 'owners' are making fun of them; by ignoring the bulk of the conversations. He said; "Animals know what their 'owners' are saying, so why do most 'owners' never listen?" Wow, Good question!

Often your pets enjoy your company so much; they want you to join them in everything that they do (except parties!). The reason for this is that they accept you as being a key member of their social structure and just as they are driven by natural obligations to that structure; they expect you to as well. This is after all part of their bonding process. A good example of this would be how dogs feel about regular walks with their owners; if the owner instigates the practice (hopefully every day!), then the dog finds it natural to let the owner always be in charge, unless it's a boring walk! To avoid potential behavior problems; never be too lazy to keep up the daily routine; or you will lose your pet's respect and your Alpha ascendancy. Has your dog ever come to remind you that it is walk time, with a leash in it's mouth and a paw wrapped around your legs? Do yourself and the relationship a real favor; read the body language!

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Pets like to be in full control.

The Tenth Secret is: That pets are collectively developing a human remote control; which they can point at people and have them do things at the touch of a button.

The Tenth Secret is: That pets are collectively developing a human remote control; which they can point at people and have them do things at the touch of a button.

So, who is really in control?

Earlier, it was mentioned that pets are determined to train us to serve them! Pets are extremely successful at such manipulation; so much so, that owners are often in denial that a mere animal had been smart enough to control them! Yep, those in denial have definitely lost their Alpha dominance and are hoping that you, or the pet won't see that they have. Yep, I also bet that your own pets always let you know in some way; when it's time for you to feed them!

Perhaps this is yet another reason owners never get party invitations? I would go so far as to bet that is the case after I noticed a strange winking in Tom's right eye; as he talked about parties and lengths that pets will go to, in not missing the events. Knowing a wee bit about Tom; I think it may be more of what he didn't say, over what he did! I'm sure that pets use the parties as an opportunity to learn the subtle art of manipulation. That would fit with their 'Guess my Owner' game.

So that would also explain how my pet frog got my puppy to pee on my laptop, the day after I had forgotten to take them both for a walk! No; more like a walk for the pup, while the frog rode on his head; he was training both of us! And apparently, pets are pretty savvy tech-wise too; as that scruffy tomcat told me that pets are collectively developing a human remote control; which they can just point at people and have them do everything at the touch of a button! Where's that cat?

There are more than 10 secrets.

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A BONUS SECRET: That Pets have far more secrets than the what we have looked at today.

A BONUS SECRET: That Pets have far more secrets than the what we have looked at today.

Thanks for Listening. Hope you enjoyed learning about how the pets feel. But ask yourself this: Can you really trust a scruffy TomCat?   * Take Care * Pearldiver *

Thanks for Listening. Hope you enjoyed learning about how the pets feel. But ask yourself this: Can you really trust a scruffy TomCat? * Take Care * Pearldiver *

But Wait! That's not all.........

As a special once only offer to those who have taken the time to read this work: We'll give you absolutely free; this Bonus Secret.

That Secret is: That Pets have far more secrets than those what we have looked at today. This Rabbit has just told us that there are still at least another 10 personal secrets that your pet will never tell you. Our roaming reporter ,Tom the Cat is back on the job again; interviewing yet another group of pets, including the bloke in the cage here, who said he would enjoy some company; even if is just a (Sshh) scruffy Tomcat! But Tom's next assignment is gong to be a lot harder for him; as he must get over his fear of birds, water and tropical fish.

Take Care of your pets these holidays. Hope you enjoyed the messages from the pets that took part in our article. See you soon with our next lessons in pet philosophy. In the meantime, I would like to add that the only mental people that I've met pet-wise; are those who find pleasure in neglecting or abusing their pets. Especially when each of them had an opportunity to find pleasure in getting to know and understand their pets. Sadly though, such behavior problems are often overlooked and often unseen. Maybe the pets got it right; show cages are a good idea after-all. Thank you for caring.

*Pearldiver*

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Comments

GalaxyRat on April 16, 2017:

These were so cute. ;)

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on April 03, 2011:

Hi Linda, thanks for reading this and your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the real life exploits of those critters that we consider to be 'pets!' It is surprising how many people still believe that they are 'in charge' even after reading this... these pet remotes will change that for quite a few of them.. have a good day and take care. Watch your pet... read the signs.. while you can lol.

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on April 01, 2011:

What a blast of a hub and your creativity and imagination is amazing to me. I was laughing at your great pictures, especially tomcat sitting on the recliner with chips, pop and the remote. You have a great sense of humor and just started my weekend off with a bang. I can't wait to read more of these from you.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on March 14, 2011:

Hi Wooded, thanks for taking the time to read this work. I hope you get a chance to read the second part of Tom's pet secrets. Glad you enjoyed it.. cheers take care.

Wooded on March 13, 2011:

I really loved this. Thanks!

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on June 13, 2010:

Hi MS, thanks for taking the time to read this work. I'm glad that you enjoyed it and found the little pockets of truth hiding behind what the cats had to say. Be sure to read the second part of this tell-tail story. Take care.

M Selvey, MSc from United Kingdom on June 13, 2010:

Pearldiver,

LOVE IT!!! So funny! I love the party where animals play "guess the human!" As an owner of 3 cats and a dog, this just sent my imagination running wild. I have not laughed so hard in a while! Thank you for such a really fun and entertaining hub! Great photos too!

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on June 07, 2010:

Hi MPG Narratives, thanks for reading this work, I'm pleased that you enjoyed it. But I can not take credit for knowing pets.... just one only: Tom the Cat is my roaming reporter and he is the one who deserves the compliment.... But I'll keep it in his absence and thank you for that. You take care keep an eye out for that remote that is being released soon.

Maria Giunta from Sydney, Australia on June 07, 2010:

I've seen this before but this time had to comment, so funny and cute. Thanks Pearldiver, you truly know your pets.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on April 22, 2010:

Hi again Micky Dee.... thank you. If I can have writers of your caliber visit my works for a good laugh... then I've made it. Hahaha... Now for New York... Glad you enjoyed this.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on April 22, 2010:

HI mythbuster, thanks for taking the time to read this hub. I'm pleased that you enjoyed this instructional manual for cat owners. Yep mind control does play its part all right. Take care and be well.... but most of all.. don't be a cat victim okay!!

Micky Dee on April 22, 2010:

I had to view this again. It's too funny. Thanks again!

mythbuster from Utopia, Oz, You Decide on April 08, 2010:

Awesome hub, Pearldiver. I laughed all the way through, but occassionally thought, "Wait, my cat does that." I'm probably a goner now, but... maybe one of the additional secrets is a mind-control thing whoops here comes my cat now, gotta go...

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on March 16, 2010:

Hi samboiam.. (Great name btw).. Thank you for reading this slant on life from those creatures that also have the power of reasoning and enjoy great parties. I'm glad you enjoyed this work as much as I enjoyed writing it. Take Care.. but be aware that pets are pretty smart individuals.

samboiam from Texas on March 16, 2010:

Pearldiver, that was absolutely fantastic.

The Sixth Secret is: That no party is a party, unless the music is loud and the pets can dance.

That one is my favorite. The picture was too funny.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on March 12, 2010:

Hi nicomp... If you haven't done that in the past then you are probably too late to stop your toothbrush from being 'shared.' Of course it's not just their teeth that they clean with their owner's toothbrushes. Take care.

nicomp really from Ohio, USA on March 12, 2010:

After seeing the toothbrush abuse, I'm on my way to lock the bathroom door. ;)

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on February 24, 2010:

Wow.. what a 'mouthful' your pen name is sexeducationnow. Thanks for reading this work. It does have the ability to make you smile.... I'm glad you enjoyed it. Take Care.

sexeducationnow on February 23, 2010:

howwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww cutteeeeeeeee !!!! :D:D loved it !!

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on January 07, 2010:

Hi Dale, Thanks for reading this work and for your kind comments. I hope this report has helped you determine exactly what degree of control your pets have over you. Thanks for linking this to your blog; I hope it gains as much noteriety as it does here. Good luck with your endeavors and I hope this year brings you success. Take Care.

Dale Mazurek from Canada on January 05, 2010:

First off you are a great writer, secondly you think of the greatest topics.

I know I have often asked my wife who really is the boss in our house. Is it the pets or us because sometimes its really hard to distinguish.

I did laugh my butt off while reading this hub.

Yes its a bit long but I couldn't stop reading so thats a good thing.

Just to let you know your hub now has a place on my blog and I hope eventually once the blog becomes more popular I can help with you getting a ton of readers.

Cheers

Dale

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on January 01, 2010:

Hi Micky Dee, thanks for reading this work. Hope your new year went off well. Glad you enjoyed the first set of pet secrets. Take Care.

Micky Dee on December 30, 2009:

Very nice. You certainly have a way...

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 14, 2009:

Hi Ken, Thanks for reading and enjoying this secretive work. It seems that people are realising exactly how much they have been programmed by their pets. With a bit of luck they'll eventually make tea for us! Take Care.

Ken R. Abell from ON THE ROAD on December 14, 2009:

Very informative & funny. Made me look at my Sheltie & have a little heart to heart conversation with her.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 14, 2009:

Hi Em, Cheers for reading this and your comments. Yep the TomCat did well with his choice of subjects. Leave my pup alone! He is the only one that can keep the cat in his place. Glad you enjoyed Em, Take Care and have a great Xmas.

emievil from Philippines on December 14, 2009:

Wow! Great hub and very cool pics! I love the 'hot dog' pic and the cat brushing its teeth! But I'm still in love with your puppy LOL. Better hide him from me or I'm going to steal him away from you! LOL

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 12, 2009:

Hi Habee, thanks for reading this. Yep, I'm sre you did... But it is all about what you don't see, rather than what you do. As far as paying a scruffy Tomcat goes... Umm I would expect a minimum of 5 articles before I'd let him in the house! Judging by his next set of secret clients; he'll come back with feathers or the black plague. Take care... I have to!!

Holle Abee from Georgia on December 12, 2009:

Awesome hub! I recognized my dogs' behaviors and antics in several of your examples.

Pay Tom!

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 10, 2009:

Hi Shalini, Yep they carry on from the last, with each secret numbered in order of reporting. Don't compliment my reporter too much; he'll start expecting wages lol. Thanks for reading and enjoying this work. Take Care.

Shalini Kagal from India on December 10, 2009:

I read this the wrong way round - came here from the link on your latest hub. I'm laughing so much, I'm crying - who'd have thunk that's what they were up to at night? Can't get over the 'guess my owner' charade - hilarious! Hat's off to Tom, your roaming reporter - here's hoping he keeps us hugely entertained for years to come!

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 09, 2009:

Hi Patricia and Patricia, thanks for reading this. Glad you both enjoyed it and believe me this is tame compared to Tom's next reporting assignment. I've taken his training wheels off and is doing well. Thanks for calling.. Take care.

2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on December 09, 2009:

Thanks for this amazing hub! Even though both of us have been pandering to the needs of assorted cats for several decades your investigative reporter has dug up secrets we never knew.

Keep it up - we are looking forward to secrets from cows, horses, guinea pigs, parakeets and many more...

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 09, 2009:

Hi Justine, thanks for reading this work. I'm pleased that you enjoyed it and appreciate your comments. I take no responsibility for lost keys, slippers or toothbrushes as a result of pet owners sharing the advice with their pets. If you ever find your car missing, then you'll probably also find your dog awol as well, if he moves your keys. Take Care.

Justine76 on December 09, 2009:

My dog hides the car keys whenever he doesn't want me to go out. I do love how you make very valid points about how we should be treating animals(and each other really)..all in a humourus way. Nicely done!!

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 07, 2009:

Janetta, as much as this is a tongue in cheek article; it contains some very real information about the pets. Don't forget my roaming reporter is himself; a Cat, albeit a scruffy old Tom lol. It was amazing how many 'parties' were found, simply by following the sound of tin cans bouncing on the road, as tails wagged on the way to them! He's a pretty smart Cat and had taped cans to dog's tails with Duc Tape. Don't be too sure that you know; your dog won't ruin a good thing by telling you. Hahaha good luck! Take Care.

Janetta on December 07, 2009:

My dog always has that guilty look about her LOL, I just haven't figured out what she's been up to--I guess now I know!! :D

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 07, 2009:

Hi Janetta, Thanks for reading this work and enjoying it. Yep In Winter they have completely different buns, specially made for chilli dogs! Surely you've seen a party or two Janetta? If You look closely; your pets might be partying more than you think. Hamsters are great dancers mate! Take Care.

Janetta on December 07, 2009:

HAHA the hot dogs and the dancing hamsters cracked me up! Too cute :)

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hello rebekahELLE, just remember next year what you are saying today, in regard to the cellphone. Heaven forbid, you might find has been swallowed; though I suspect your pup may well be stashing it in anticipation of his texted invitation from the senior master of ceremonies, to come and undertake his initiation ritual. Good Luck.. the fun begins lol. Thanks for reading this and your (as always) positive comments. Waste of time saying Take Care... as it will be absolutely impossible for the next few months... So Watch where you walk might be more appropriate.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hi TE... Soooo You came back and marked me down for the smart remake I made before huh? You are joking...No Gingernuts? It's just not the same! hahaha. I will post some to you for Christmas, along with Marmite and Mollenberg, if you like lol. Have a good day kiwi.

rebekahELLE from Tampa Bay on December 03, 2009:

you have such a lively, intelligent wit, I love it. having just acquired a new pet (see how you're making me write!), I am again being reacquainted with the social behaviors of a young dog. he takes his rawhide bones and buries them under the leaves. my sons's cell phone has mysteriously disappeared.

It still rings, but alas, the ringer is turned off. we're wondering if it's somewhere buried in the back yard... and yes, he does like to party and play. well done PD. :))

travelespresso from Somewhere in this exciting world. on December 03, 2009:

Dunking bikkies - no - you can't get gingernuts here! LOL.

I am just about to go and grab a coffee - it HAS to be enjoyed out and I've been a little busy with my hubmob effort this morning.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hi TE, Thanks for dropping by Kiwi. Glad you enjoyed this work. It takes alot of reading, but then I timed it to coincide with the length of time it takes to drink a good coffee; provided you don't dunk your bickies! Take Care.

travelespresso from Somewhere in this exciting world. on December 03, 2009:

Great and humorous hub. Love your photos!!

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hi KP, thanks for reading and for enjoying this work. Yep, we have much to learn about animals and hopefully manage that before we loose more species. Take Care.

K Partin from Garden City, Michigan on December 03, 2009:

Hey great hub, really enjoyed it. Love my animals! Thanks. K.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hi Maita, wow what can I say? I really tried to be serious in this hub; but it appears it's an impossible ask. Thanks for reading this and comments PDH. Glad you enjoyed it and yes; frogs are pretty smart in the ways that they mask their deviousness. You have a good day and take care.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hi alexandriaruthk, thanks for reading this hub. I'm pleased you enjoyed it; though it does concern me that you found it entertaining. It covers some serious issues that concern pets too. Cheers for taking the time to get to know how some of the pets feel. You Take Care.

prettydarkhorse from US on December 03, 2009:

wonderful and nice hub, you made me smile again Mr Rob, I dindt know cats are the number five most devious ones, aside from frog. And pets can be humorous too. Thanks for making my day always, Maita.

alexandriaruthk from US on December 03, 2009:

nice hub and entertaining too

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hello Sarra, Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on ths hub. Yep, having the experience of finding that out firsthand; it's a smart idea to accept the fact that maybe we aren't as smart as we think we are! I'm pleased you enjoyed this work. You Take Care.

Sarra Garrett on December 03, 2009:

Oh how true! I have 2 dogs and 4 cats and believe me, I'm their pet. They have trained me very well. Speaking about pet parties, mine will decided (once a day at different times) to chase each other throughout the house. This will go on for about 1/2 hour. It's absolutely hilarious and the leader always changes. You hit it on the nose when we think our pets are cuddling with us in bed. Oh no, they are planning their next 'sneek attack'. Thank you for such a great hub.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hi Aleksander, Thank you so much for your much respected support. I'm pleased you enjoyed this work; cheers for taking the time to read it. Unfortunately, being themselves sometimes (like people) is endorsed by how well they wear their natural tendendancies along with chosen accessories.

I don't neccessariy disagee with what you have said in any respect; but Tom the Cat has lead me to look at their happiness more laterally lol. Take care; you are one of my favo(u)rite writers.

Nancy Hinchliff from Essex Junction, Vermont on December 03, 2009:

What a neat hub! I loved it. I'm big on letting pets be themselves and, for me, that means no dressing them up with people clothing and silly hats and sun glasses. That really turns me off.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hahaha Absolutely Nicomp; That's exactly what we're being told. Thanks for reading and your secret. Take Care.

nicomp really from Ohio, USA on December 03, 2009:

Secret 11: we are the pets and our animals own us. :)

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hi Laura, Thank you. Glad you waded through the length of it and enjoyed it. Cheers for reading this work and your kind comments. Take Care.

Laura du Toit from South Africa on December 03, 2009:

Great Hub - Excellent photos and brilliantly creative!

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hi Kimberly, Thanks for reading and I'm sorry that you felt the urge to spit at my featured friends here! But hey; my pup peed on my laptop and killed it lol. Glad you enjoyed this hub and if I got a smile from it; then it was worth writing. Take Care.

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hi Susan, thank you for reading my work and your kind comments. Nurse your dream to become a published photographer; often the best pics are staged as out of left field, which ultimately relates to creativity. Take Care.

lyricsingray on December 03, 2009:

Ok Pearl, first this was not only adorable but brilliant and my favorite is the hot dogs, I spit my cola on my computer screen (thanks a lot) I love your Hubs, thanks for making my day with this one, cheers kimberly xo

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 03, 2009:

Hi Dohn, You're right.. Tom needs to interview Cows as well; hahaha that'll be interesting! Thanks for reading and appreciating this work, along with your positive comments. You Take Care Dohn.

Susan Sisk from Georgia, USA on December 02, 2009:

Very interesting. The pictures were amazing.

dohn121 from Hudson Valley, New York on December 02, 2009:

Holy Cow! You did an outstanding job on this, Pearldiver. Your humor, creativity, imagination, and love for animals shined here! Thanks for an incredibly entertaining hub!

Rob Welsh (author) from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. on December 02, 2009:

Hi Tantrum, thanks for being first to read this.. it was only just published. OMG Huge! A 3300 word read.. Could have split it into 4 if I wanted to increase my numbers I suppose.. but cheers for your comments, glad you enjoyed mate. Take Care.

tantrum from Tropic of Capricorn on December 02, 2009:

LOL!!Great hub ! I love animals, and understand them so well !

It's incredible how they get away with their whims ans little nasty things they do to us ! lol!!

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