posted on May, 19 2008 @ 11:16 AM
Ahem... Pet lover's house is a bit strange too. (my house)
4 dogs: All 4 have been weird. (er than usual)
Dog 1: HATES to be held, given attention, or socialize BEYOND throwing the ball.... just recently (before) the quake, he began wanting to be held.
Acting strange and opposite to his usual self.
Dog 2: Dislikes the other dogs to a degree but not greatly... but recently has been very very angst-ie towards everyone, even I. Usually he will want
to sit near me or protect me, but he doesn't since the past little while. He has picked up the strange habit of under the bed hiding.
Dog 3: A cuddle-bug. Always wants to be held, the spoiled little brat of the pack... he just does not want to be held much anymore. Usually he goes
limp and enjoys his position... but lately he is tense, worried, and constantly jumping away to go bark or hide (unusual for him). He also has picked
up the habit of hiding under the bed.
Dog 4: A licker + Barker... recently has taken on dog 3's want to be held attitude rather than run around wild and barking... he too has taken on the
Bird 1 & 2: Usually talking all the time, making noise, etc. Now they have gone silent and just pace their cages. One has begun trying to pick his
feathers...even though all his needs ,companionship, and even bill of health are ok. (Vet doesn't see why he is either...)
Bird 3: Also usually making noise, but this PARAKEET has begun dumping all her food and water dishes on a hourly basis. Running around like a lunatic
in the hours of the night (broke it's wing doing so a month ago, when it began. She lived with care)... and hiding in the bottom corner of the cage
in the day.
Fish tank 1 & 2: Fish have been going nuts. Their usual activity has changed the time of day it occurs, as well as how they swim and their
'territories' that they kept have 'gone'. They are all acting lost... this is a 75 gallon tank with packs of big fish mind you. They don't just
all at once quit protecting their favorite things in the tank.
Gerbil: Acting strange, no where near as active as she used to be. She is now in hiding and only comes out for food. (Though I do have some logical
explanations. 7 months ago her sister from birth died of age... and she too is old... but her actions arrived around the time all my pets began acting
Local pets: Snakes, why did it have to be snakes? They have shown up and I have never seen snakes here for years.... rabbits too.
The weirdest of all?
Suicidal Squirrels (the title sounds funny, the act is not)
Yes, Suicidal. They began their rampage of jumping out of trees and into the roads a week ago. City wide. Where a road isn't available, heights will
do. I watched out my window into my neighbor's yard, as two squirrels sat there on a tree branch. One jumped off the tree, with nothing to grab or
aim at, and thumped into the ground audibly. The other followed. The two lived and went back up the tree again, and tried again... eventually they
scampered off to find a higher tree... in which one did not make it due to the neighbors dog... the other fled. Apparently death by devour-ment is not
on their list?
I think the most disturbing instance of a suicide was one of the little guys jumping off a tree into the road, in front of a semi. I saw him jump and
go down, next I see a mist of blood and a body flying over the back of the (trailer-less) semi upper-'hood' thing. I hit the body with my car, I
couldn't avoid it...
So... will it disturb anyone if I said, IM IN FLORIDA. Not the west coast? (P.S. We do get Earth Quakes here, but our ancient fault lines are barely
active... last one I can remember was a 3.5 in the area... most are smaller... its the same fault that runs under NYC and down through the mountains
EDIT: That bald eagle taking on a swan, is a WOW image. I have never seen one go for such a large prey... I'm not getting political but it somewhat
reminds me of America's actions today... (stay on topic...)
[edit on 19-5-2008 by Foxe]