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 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.