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#RSPCAPetPeeves – my story

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You may have read Pluto’s sorry tale of woe, and Jamer’s week in the life of a cat. So when the RSPCA got in touch and asked if we’d like to take part in their #RSPCAPetPeeves campaign, there was only one candidate for the role. Bubbles popped over last week to tell you all about her beauty regime, and now she’s back with a few more words of wisdom.

#RSPCAPetPeeves - Bubbles' story for the RSPCA campaign

#RSPCAPetPeeves by Bubbles

Well I’ve been sent over to tell you all about my annoying habits. But of course, I don’t have any. So, I thought I’d tell you about my humans’ annoying habits instead. So here are my top five #RSPCAPetPeeves.

1. Walking

I know, I’m a dog. I should love going for a walk, but PERLEEEASE! I am a fine specimen of health and fitness who needs to RUN, RUN, RUN!!! So, my human takes me running most days. We get up early in the morning, I hear her watch alarm vibrating at around 6am and I knock on the bedroom door repeatedly until she gets up and takes me running.

#RSPCAPetPeeves - Bubbles' story for the RSPCA campaign

Occasionally we have a friend come over so I have to wait until the evening for a run. But there are also those days when she gets up LATE!!! And takes me for a WALK!!!! Un.Be.Leev.A.Bull. If anyone has any tips on how to get your human to run instead of this walking nonsense then please let me know, I need help! 

2. Swimming pools

I live with a family of keen swimmers. This is excellent news when we’re on holiday, because we all go in the water together. I’m happy to swim in the sea, in a lake or just in a pond. It’s lovely to swim with my humans, because if I need a rest, I just climb on their backs. If only they didn’t sink it would be perfect. But that’s not the problem. The problem is swimming pools.

A few times a week – yes, THAT often – one of them goes swimming without me. To an INDOOR swimming pool that doesn’t allow dogs. Now, I’m all in favour of open water swimming, but this indoor swimming is antisocial, and quite frankly unacceptable.

#RSPCAPetPeeves - Bubbles' story for the RSPCA campaign

3. Cleaning up

Now, I’m not talking about cleaning up in general here – whilst I’m not a fan of that, it doesn’t really matter to me. I’m talking poo. Now, the fact that they insist on cleaning this up every time really does bother me. How is a girl supposed to get a snack around here if they clean it up straight after I’ve done it every single time?

4.  Photographs

I do know that I’m beautiful. And I understand why people want to take photos. But it’s just too much. When I’m trying to run, look at the view, check for other dogs, look out for cats – you get the message. The constant photographs are too much and I think it’s unreasonable.

#RSPCAPetPeeves - Bubbles' story for the RSPCA campaign

5. The cone of shame

So, here’s the thing. Apparently when humans get ill, there’s something called the NHS that makes sure they can see the vet. But apparently for us pets, it’s really, really expensive. So, it’s important for the humans to get pet insurance to make sure that if we are ill, the vet can make us better. And I get that, I really do. In fact humans, I appreciate it, thank you. BUT sometimes, you can go too far. You not only put the cone of shame on me to stop me hurting myself after my little operation, you then went as far as to laugh at my expense while I was wearing it. And here’s the proof.

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  1. July 29, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Hi Natalie, that is the funniest thing ever! I must admit that I nearly wet myself laughing. You delivered well. Poor old Bubbles, the sad thing is she knew she was going to end up a laughing stock, but still she couldn’t help herself!

    My dogs would say I take far too many photos too, especially of the puppy as she is quite easy to photograph (the others are not so easy). We don’t walk the dogs this time of year (think yourself lucky Bubbles!) as it’s just too hot for them and they lie down and refuse to move, even in the evening. Luckily we have plenty of garden for them to run around in if they feel like a having moment. Saying that though I’m going to ask the vet if it will be okay to take Zola up the hills after her next injections, next week, as she is one crazy puppy and has energy to burn and the heat doesn’t seem to bother her.


  2. July 29, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    I love that video. It has cheered me up every time I’ve watched it since you first published it x

  3. July 30, 2016 / 6:26 am

    What a cruel human you are! Even though I knew it was going to be Bubbles, it still made me laugh when she came along, poor thing! Thank goodness you at least take her running most of the time!

  4. August 12, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Bubbles, thank you for taking the time to write this. I’m outraged for you! Clearly you live a life of mockery and shame and for a beautiful dog that is uncalled for! I, as a human, can kind of understand the run/walk dilemma as we are rather busy and lazy creatures but to then tease you with these so called “public” swimming pools is out of order. Clearly not as pulis as you would think. Secondly, the mockery of you being a hoover is out of order….Personally I see this as bullying and you shouldn’t stand for it. I think the only way to make your point is knock on their door earlier than 6 and make sure they lose sleep! Hopefully this will resolve it….if not, I advise you seek legal support!

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