For pet owners: Have you ever had a pet get visibly hurt or angry with you?

  • Christmas shipping schedule

For pet owners: Have you ever had a pet get visibly hurt or angry with you?

ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Okay, so this sounds kind of random, but I was just thinking about my cat. His name's Tidus (after the main character of Final Fantasy X). I got him last December, but he's been living with my mom since March. He's normally all over me whenever I visit but lately he's been, I think, really freaking angry at me. He won't look at me and actually ducks if I try to pet him. I know pets will bite, claw, hiss, whatever when they are ANGRY angry, but I've never seen anything like this.

So, my question is, have you ever had a pet get visibly hurt or angry with you? Feel free to elaborate in the comments.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, I have had a pet seem upset with me.
Emma (Girl With Fire) , Emily! , Midway through , the bedroom blogger , PassionQT , Airen Wolf , Bunnycups , Jobthingy , El-Jaro , Coralbell , Kindred , ZenaidaMacroura , 00 , Kinkyquing , Shellz31 , Jessica Elizabeth , Envy , Sammi , Selective Sensualist , Naughty Student , DeliciousSurprise , Kimbertrees , Darkestraven , Shumway , darthkitt3n , usmcwife99 , Annemarie , Lady Venus , Victoria , Pleasure Piratess , KnK , Beaners , RubenesqueAna , lamira , Kim! , Intertwining , BadassFatass , JEM , Andromeda , BluePixi , *HisMrs* , Darling Jen , Raggedy Andie , Miss Cinnamon , Angel deSanguine , Xavier7 , SomewhatSomewhere , Persephone's Addiction , NawlinsDawlin , pinkcupcakes , looksy lou , That Guy , Vaccinium , Morganna , thatonegirl , Kitty8908 , dv8 , sexyintexas , wetone123 , lezergirl , SiNn , Eden C. , Eucaly , Maeby , Rossie , B8trDude , Ms. Spice , married with children , Ashley:) , v23 , LostBoy988 , Ghost , indiglo , Rin (aka Nire) , ss143 , Valentinka
76
No, I have never had a pet seem upset with me.
pollux , CheerfulLoner , leatherlover , Tart , C4ss
5
I have never owned a pet.
What? You know you sound like a crazy cat lady, right?
DeliciousSurprise
1
I'm pretty sure you ARE a crazy cat lady.
The necessary "other" option.
Sir , Sbear89 , Tori Rebel
3
Total votes: 85 (84 voters)
Poll is closed
11/24/2010
  • Save 50% on Gift Set For Couples!
  • Save 50% on Gift Set For Her!
  • Save 50% on Gift Set For Him!
  • Save 25% on LELO and PicoBong
  • Holiday Clearance – Save 80%
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
Sir Sir
My only pets are humans. So yes, I have had a pet get visibly angry with me. HAHAH!!!
11/24/2010
Sbear89 Sbear89
We got a new Lab named Jack not long ago. He is about 10 months old so he's still a puppy. And I have noticed that he chews way too much and when I get mad at him he gives me these cute puppy eyes. And I feel so bad, and now when we leave him loose at night he sleeps outside my sliding glass door.

He knows if I'm not having a good day and also when he's done something wrong. You can tell by the way he just lays down as I approach him. Eventhough he is a handful I love him dearly. So yea I can tell when an animal is mad or hurt at/by me.
11/24/2010
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
I have definitely experienced this with my cat. Shes a bitch though.
11/24/2010
Emily! Emily!
I find cats to be very emotional. If my cat is mad at me or upset, he'll let me know. If I do something to upset him like smack him in the bad when he does something bad, he'll go on my dresser and knock stuff down. He's knocked over my alarm clock, candles, books.. anything lol. His name is Rocky and he has the biggest little cat personality ever! I love him though. Just try being really affectionate with him to show your cat that you still care about him and you love him.
11/24/2010
Emma (Girl With Fire) Emma (Girl With Fire)
Quote:
Originally posted by Emily!
I find cats to be very emotional. If my cat is mad at me or upset, he'll let me know. If I do something to upset him like smack him in the bad when he does something bad, he'll go on my dresser and knock stuff down. He's knocked over my ...
Maybe bribe it with cat treats!
11/24/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I have fancy rats - they definitely show it if I haven't spent enough time handling them or if I accidentally spook them but they're insanely easy to win back over with a yogurt drop.
11/24/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
If one of us farts, we'll say "P-U!" and the dog acts like she did it and gets this sorry look on her face and takes off. It's pretty funny!
11/24/2010
the bedroom blogger the bedroom blogger
One of my pups usually worships the ground that I walk on. However, a couple weeks ago I had to go out of state for work for a week. I left the dogs at my mom's house and when I got back, my darling doggy, who is normally so happy to see me...wouldn't look at me. I called him, and he turned his head the opposite direction. I called him more, and me went to sit right next to my mom. He was definitely letting me know that he did not appreciate being left with his grandma for a whole week. He eventually got over his hurt feelings and came and sat on top of me for about a half an hour.
11/24/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
In the summer I left for a week to visit family leaving the cat home with someone checking in on her for food every day. She was PISSED when I got home and let me have it for a good 45 mins straight of screeching. Once she had her say, she loved me again.
11/24/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
If I go away on a vacation my cat ignores me when I return home because she's mad that I left her. Your kitty will forgive you and come around. Tidus just misses you and wants you to know he doesn't appreciate living without you!
11/24/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by ZenaidaMacroura
Okay, so this sounds kind of random, but I was just thinking about my cat. His name's Tidus (after the main character of Final Fantasy X). I got him last December, but he's been living with my mom since March. He's normally all over me ...
Oh ya cats especially will give you the most damningly accusing looks when they feel wronged. They are especially easily hurt and expect YOU to know why! Still they are just as easily bribed with some nummies or some catnip.

Oddly enough horses are also easily hurt and act almost human in their pain. They will ignore you, test your patience, limp around, refuse to listen and force you to play with them before they will forgive! I once missed a visit to my Misty and she wouldn't come in from the back field, and tossed her head at me then deliberately turned her back on me and walked away. Then I said the magic words..."Pears" She LOVES fresh sun ripe pears and all was forgiven.

My dogs have never shown me that they were hurt but they do act completely embarrassed if they do something naughty.
11/24/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'm Chief of Staff for my cat...YES
11/24/2010
pollux pollux
My dog is loyal and has never tried to hurt me. Even when I clean his ears or trim his nails - which he absolutely hates (HATES!) - I can get away with it. Of course, he's treated very well otherwise. When I scold him for some behavior that was unacceptable his ears will go back, but usually he perks up after having a few minutes to get over it.

. . . I think, though, that dogs are definitely different from cats in some ways. My cat growing up would scratch, claw, and bit . . . not to mention take a dump on the kitchen floor . . . when she didn't get her way.
11/24/2010
Coralbell Coralbell
If I go away for a few days my cat gives me the cold shoulder when I get home.
11/24/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Quote:
Originally posted by the bedroom blogger
One of my pups usually worships the ground that I walk on. However, a couple weeks ago I had to go out of state for work for a week. I left the dogs at my mom's house and when I got back, my darling doggy, who is normally so happy to see ...
That's exactly what Tidus did. He would turn his head if I tried to look at him. I picked him up and put my face right in his, and he still turned his head and wouldn't look at me. By the third day there, he started loving on me, but by then I had to leave again.
11/24/2010
Kinkyquing Kinkyquing
Yup. When I've been away on trips, I've come home and my cat will very obviously snub me (turning to other family members for attention when she'd normally ignore them in favor of me, etc)
11/24/2010
Jessica Elizabeth Jessica Elizabeth
Quote:
Originally posted by ZenaidaMacroura
Okay, so this sounds kind of random, but I was just thinking about my cat. His name's Tidus (after the main character of Final Fantasy X). I got him last December, but he's been living with my mom since March. He's normally all over me ...
Yep, I've had pets get angry and/or upset with me. However, they also forgive
11/24/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
My cat sometimes is in a bad mood and she will complain at me if I want her off my lap. It's as though she is back-chatting at me. Kinda cute.
11/24/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
Oh, yes! In January 2007, my husband were gone about nine days -- much, much longer than we had ever before been gone. I had a friend stop by daily to make sure our kitty was fed, as well as to talk to her and keep her company for a brief period each day.

When we arrived back home, we looked up the stairs to see her furry little face peering anxiously down at us. When she saw it was us, and while my husband was looking up at her and calling to her, her expression suddenly changed to a look of extreme displeasure -- fury even -- and she actually hissed at him. And she NEVER hisses at us. She is a total lap baby -- a "Barnacle Cat" who is often plastered to one of us. She even sleeps cuddled up in bed with us. The look that she gave us was as if to say, "I've been soooo worried about you! I have waited and waited, yet you didn't come home and I thought you were dead! And now, come to find out, you had actually just abandoned me! How could you?"

After hissing at him, she turned her back on us and stalked angrily away and into another room to ignore us. Normally when we come home, she greets us at the top of the landing by wallowing around on the floor on her back, stretching and happily "talking" to us while she rolls from one side to the other.

We were in trouble for a while before she became our "Barnacle Kitty" again. It just took a little cajoling and wooing. She was playing hard to get, but we won her over in no time. She did seem overly-concerned each time we would come home after that, like she had been worried and was extremely relieved to see us. But she eventually came to relax again.
11/25/2010
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I have a rabbit and rabbits communicate in their own language. They use their easrs a lot. Different ear positions represent different states of emotions. When I haven't been very attentive bcs of school/life/ etc, she gets really sad and sort of turns her back to me.
11/25/2010
CheerfulLoner CheerfulLoner
I own snakes.

Their standard thought processes can be best described as 'dial tone'; it's hard for them to get upset or angry. Generally everything is sorted out between 'Edible', 'Not Edible' and 'Predator'. So long as I set myself firmly into the middle category, I don't get bit.

Everything else is sorted into 'climbable'.
11/25/2010
Kimbertrees Kimbertrees
My old cat Spastic held a grudge against me for over two years when I got my Rottweiler puppy. The funny thing being that that was the only dog that even liked that cat (she would chase her just so that she could cuddle with her and lick her. lol). Spastic refused to forgive me to her dying die. She would randomly pounce straight for my throat whenever she could. Cats are evil when they're mad.

And...

My old dog Blue, she was a blue tick hound, whenever she would get mad at you she would go to your bed and pee on it. She always made sure to pee on the side you were sleeping on too, just in case you shared a bed. She'd normally ignore you for a day or two before deciding to forgive you.
11/25/2010
Shumway Shumway
Sometimes we just can't seem to live up to our cat's high expectations Our one cat is such a suck, he always has to have us around.. so much so that he acts really pissed off for a week if we have to go out of town for a few days.
11/25/2010
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
My cat gets upset and pouty if I do not share bacon with him when I make it. He gives me this look like he is a starving child and I am killing him by not giving him the bacon.
11/25/2010
usmcwife99 usmcwife99
Yep, many times.

Worst was I come back from a deployment oversees with the military and my horse wouldnt take her faviorte treat. I go to pet him, she keeps backing up. LOL, I figured he would forget about me or somthing after 11 monthes. LOL
11/29/2010
Victoria Victoria
Yes. Our cats yell and meow, they scratch at our bedroom door, they tap us with their paw. It is so cute when they're mad or want more attention.
11/29/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
I own two dogs (well, my household has two dogs, and I'm the owner of one of them, but I take care of both of them) and they do get grumpy at me and my roommate sometimes.
11/29/2010
KnK KnK
Rodents. My sister has a guinea pig named Phineas (before the show Phineas and Ferb), and we were cool for a long time until the little fucker bit me last year. I'm pretty sure it's because I had just eaten, and guinea pigs are cute, but fat little bastards that always want something to chomp on. In this case it was my fingers.
12/04/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Quote:
Originally posted by KnK
Rodents. My sister has a guinea pig named Phineas (before the show Phineas and Ferb), and we were cool for a long time until the little fucker bit me last year. I'm pretty sure it's because I had just eaten, and guinea pigs are cute, but fat ...
Aww. I had a hamster for about a year. He was really nice until he developed a tumor almost as big as him. Then he got bitey. And then he died. Wow, how depressing. Haha.
12/04/2010
  • 1
  • 2
Total posts: 54
Unique posters: 50