Doggie Resolutions and things to Remember

  • I will not play tug-of-war with Dad’s underwear when he’s on the toilet.
  • The garbage collector is NOT stealing our stuff.
  • I do not need to suddenly stand straight up when I’m lying under the coffee table.
  • I will not roll my toys behind the fridge.
  • I must shake the rainwater out of my fur BEFORE entering the house.
  • I will not eat the cats’ food, before or after they eat it.
  • I will stop trying to find the few remaining pieces of clean carpet in the house when I am about to throw up.
  • I will not throw up in the car.
  • I will not roll on dead seagulls, fish, crabs, etc.
  • “Kitty Box Crunchies” are not food.
  • I will not eat any more socks and then redeposit them in the backyard after processing.
  • The diaper pail is not a cookie jar.
  • I will not wake Mommy up by sticking my cold wet nose up her bottom end.
  • I will not chew my human’s toothbrush and not tell them.
  • I will not chew crayons or pens, especially not the red ones, or my people will think I am hemorrhaging.
  • I will not dig up the perennial beds.
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7 Comments on “Doggie Resolutions and things to Remember

  1. Lucky has a few resolutions, none of which she will stick to!!

    I do not need to pull like an idiot on the leash, nor play tug with it.

    The FedEx man will not hurt me, or my humans; sometimes he delivers yummy treats, or agility equipment.

    I will not freak out when a stranger tries to pet me, even if he has a beard.

    I will tolerate the veterinarian.

    I will not throw up in the car.

  2. >> Carolyn,
    For the indoor litter box, I use a Storage tote (20/30gal) w/ a lid- Cut a hole in the lid just big enough for the cats to get in. The dogs can’t climb up and get a cookie w/out falling in & any larger dogs can’t get their heads down into the mess. Works great in my house of 5 dogs 🙂

    For the outside snacking- I believe you can add something to the cat’s food (a couple of drops) and once it is processed it has an unpleasant flavor. Here is what I found:

    •Purchase a chemical solution you can feed your cat to discourage coprophagia. The main ingredient is glutamic acid, which causes the poop to become bitter to taste.

    Visit your vet for a prescription for glutamic acid or other medications that have been clinically proven to do the trick.

  3. William’s resolution: I will not herd my dad around the house at night when he comes home.
    I will not bark at all the customers who come into Mom’s store.
    I will not go nuts when the garbage truck goes by.

    Well, none of those are likely to stick so…I promise to sleep on the bed more often and will be sure to do even more voluntary tricks so that I can get more treats!

  4. Love the pet resolutions, especially the ones about the cat cookies from both ends. I am a new cat owner because of a little ferrel male kitten that meowed his way into my heart and home. I have never liked cats and he wormed his way in lock, stock and barrel. Both my shelties think cat food is wonderful stuff and even better after it’s been “processed.” The cats, yes there’s two of them because he brought his sister, are outside/inside cats so keeping the girls away from the cookies is impossible because they find them outside. Any ideas on preventing this would be greatly appreciated.

    • Oh DEAR! Well, for indoors I would suggest a covered litter pan(s) that are kept where the dogs don’t go but the cats can access. My dogs aren’t allowed anywhere near the potty areas inside.

      Outside, woo boy, that is a challenge. The only idea I can come up with is working with the dogs to not touch the cat cookies and reward them for leaving them…

  5. Love the pet resolutions, especially the ones about the cat cookies from both ends. I am a new cat owner because of a little ferrel male kitten that meowed his way into my heart and home. I have never liked cats and he wormed his way in lock, stock and barrel. Both my shelties think cat food is wonderful stuff and even better after it’s been “processed.” The cats, yes there’s two of them because he brought his sister, are outside/inside cats so keeping the girls away from the cookies is impossible because they find them outside. Any ideas on preventing this would be greatly appreciated.