Many things terrify our household pets. The things that scare our pets most are always the silly and illogical ones. Here are ten ridiculous things that scare the cats and dogs in our lives.
1. Garbage Bags
“A garbage bag on the side of the road. I had to ‘pet' the bag so we could walk past it to go home.”
“For years, mine was afraid of when you fluff a plastic bag to put out in your garbage can. So, I would pick up a bag, and we would ‘fast walk' away … [to avoid it].”
According to most veterinarians, it is the noise that triggers our animals.
2. Bodily Functions
“My sister's dog was afraid of farts – even [its] own. Was hilarious!”
To be clear, it is natural.
3. Ceiling Fans
“My dog is terrified of ceiling fans. On or off, it doesn't matter. But, if she notices one, she has to check every few minutes to see if it's still there and scares herself all over again.”
“Same, but with my cat.”
“My cat used to be afraid of its own shadow,” said one Redditor.
Show of hands: has anyone been spooked by their own shadow before?
“My dog is scared of brooms. I know she was never abused. We got her as a tiny puppy. My dad's birds also hate brooms, though. It's [very] strange.”
Our hypothesis is that small animals are afraid of things sixteen times their size.
6. Christmas Decorations
“Inflatable reindeer Christmas decorations.”
But again—who wouldn't be spooked by a giant about ten times your own height, that's moving?
Things that float are a significant source of stress for our pets.
“My birds are afraid of balloons, especially when the balloons fly. One is afraid of vacuums and brooms.”
“A suitcase my neighbor [set] at the end of their driveway.”
The belief of abandonment is apparent.
9. Wet Grass
“Wet grass. He won't step on it even if his life depends on it.”
Without shoes, I wouldn't step on the wet ground either.
10. Paper Bags
“My dog is scared of paper bags. He is 110 pounds and shouldn't be afraid of a bag.”
10 Crazy Good Movies Where Women Are the Bad Guys
Are you looking for a movie night with a twist? Look no further than these Reddit-voted top ten films where women take on the destructive bad guy role.
These 7 Celebrities are Genuinely Good People
We've all heard the famous adage that “no publicity is bad publicity,” and while it tends to be accurate, there are certainly exceptions. But what about those few stars who stay out of the limelight and get along without a hint of trouble?
These 10 Activities Are an Immediate Red Flag
Have you ever known someone and thought you liked them—until you learned about their hobbies? Then you get to know them and then you’re like, “Wow, red flag.” Well, you’re not alone.
Some celebrities definitely seem to enjoy the limelight and keep working to stay in the public eye. While others quickly move out of the spotlight. Many of these actors and actresses stepped out of the spotlight to live a more private life without constant media pressures.
We've all been there – sitting through a movie that we can't help but cringe at, but somehow it still manages to hold a special place in our hearts.