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April 3, 2013

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How Does Your Pet Fool You?

By Natalie Lester, PetSafe Brand Communications Specialist

april fools with pets Pets' personalities are what make them so special and an integral part of our families. But, they always find ways to get what they want - don't they? Has your pet ever played a trick on you?

Monday was one of the most fun days of the year – April Fools! I am not a big prankster, but I’ve always been an easy target for those looking for prank victims. For example, a few months ago, our sweet packaging engineer put one of our Elite Remote Spray Trainers under my desk and had the transmitter at his. Each day I would feel a little burst of spray but could never figure out where it was coming from. I convinced myself it was in my head since I couldn’t see the collar. This went on for a week before he couldn’t hold his laughter back anymore and confessed. I’m still trying to come up with a way to revenge his joke (suggestions accepted in the comment section!).

On Monday, we asked on our Facebook page what kind of joke our fans' pets would play on them if they had the chance. We loved reading the comments to the creative answers pet parents came up with.

Tammy said her Jack Russell would say, “No, I don’t want to go for a walk.” Can you imagine a terrier that wasn’t itching to get outside and run?

Deb shared that her Beagle, Maddie, was a true prankster every day. “If she wants me to play with her and I don’t pay her any attention, she will go to the door like she needs to go out and as soon as I get up to let her out she runs and gets a toy to bring to me.” Oh, Maddie!! That is a classic trick to get what you want. High paw for you.

Cats are certainly pranksters too. Lezlie and Evelyn both shared their cats' jokes on them. “I think the cat would regurgitate a half-eaten mouse and leave it on the floor,” Evelyn said. “Hold on! That wasn’t a joke. Our cat did leave a half-eaten mouse on our floor.” Lezlie’s cat had a similar story. “One of my cats already played a trick on me,” she said. “He brought me something to play with that he found in the yard… and it was alive! A squealing vole that he promptly dropped in the middle of the room so I could witness him playing with it. He wasn’t very happy when I caught it in a mason jar and took it back out.”

Sometimes I swear Emma has more personality than I do, and she definitely has some tricks up her collar. Our Facebook fans shared some great stories with us, but we want to hear yours too!

Have your pets every played a prank on you? What would they do if given the chance?

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