We all love and, well, hate the way our pets behave. Either way, we tolerate it. (Usually.)
But this little video by Fat Awesome helps to put things in perspective.
Would we be as willing to put up with such behaviour if our friends did the same things?
(A warning to cat lovers: cats don't come off looking very good in this video. And to cat haters: not all cats behave like this. My cat behaved more like a dog; the key is giving them lots of attention.)
Cat or dog owners, can you relate?
(Apologies to people who actually do have friends who behave like this. Personally, I'm still waiting for the guinea pig-friend video.)
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