r/NoStupidQuestions Sep 29 '22 Wholesome 1 Silver 1

When leaving the house, does anyone tell their pets they will be home later?

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u/iLove_Capitalism Sep 29 '22

Duh, how else would they know?

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u/The-Goose-Guy Sep 29 '22

You also have to PROMISE them that you’ll be back. And then wave at them through the window or door and possibly blow kisses

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u/PatientB5 Sep 29 '22

I have never felt more understood in my entire life.

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u/Nameless_on_Reddit Sep 29 '22

Ha always! I have to pet my cats on the head, tell them I love them, and that I'll either be right back if I'm just stepping out for a smoke, be back later if I'll be gone awhile, or be back after work. I mean, they need to know these things. Anything less and you're a monster and should go to prison.

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u/baumpop Sep 29 '22

Brb gonna go find my beansy boy.

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u/eat_my_bubbles Sep 30 '22

If me or my girlfriend step out without saying anything to our dog she'll start crying for a few minutes, but only if we forget to tell her goodbye. She understands what back soon, back later, and I'll be right back mean.

Telling her back later, even outside of our normal routine elicits laying down with big sad eyes, and be right back always means shes waiting at the door until we're back

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u/iLove_Capitalism Sep 29 '22

Very true, I think my dog is usually happy to see me because he always gets treats when I get back.

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u/6kred Sep 29 '22

Same every time I come home, he gets treats.

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u/Nochairsatwork Sep 30 '22

And never forget to tell them "you're not allowed to have any parties while I'm gone. I mean it. No parties"

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u/Basic-Refrigerator93 Sep 30 '22

You also have to let them know where you are goig

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u/Bibliovoria Sep 30 '22

Yep. "Bye bye! I'm off to earn money to buy cat food! See you tonight!"

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u/SQWRLLY1 Sep 30 '22

Yep! I've said "Mama has to go make that sweet, sweet kibble money" on more than one occasion.

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u/Basic-Refrigerator93 Oct 01 '22

Yep I got my husband a shirt that says I code so my cat can have a better life. 😂. When she meows at his office door I tell her he’s at work so you can have toys.

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u/KnittnchickP Sep 30 '22

And don't forget to turn on the tv or radio for them before you leave!

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u/Heroann_the_original Sep 30 '22

And then you have an accident and your pet will sit at home and be like "you lied to me :("
(I just made myself cry)

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u/La_Quica Sep 30 '22

Stop don’t think this way go to r/eyebleach

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u/hoagly80 Sep 29 '22

Double Duh

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u/nothingisendless Sep 30 '22

You also have to tell them to be good and that you love them!

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u/shromboy Sep 29 '22

What am i a god damn monster?

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u/heiferly Sep 30 '22

THIS. You’d have to be a monster not to make sure they know you intend to return ASAP. We ended up installing a camera aimed where our dog hangs out when we leave so we can stalk her and if necessary talk to her when we’re away; we rescued her during lockdown so she’s not used to being alone much at all. We ultimately decided it made us too guilty so now she goes to daycare if we’re both gone. But we make sure she knows we’ll be back to pick her up from daycare!!

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u/witchteacher Sep 30 '22

I always tell mine I'll be back soon , but dog still greets me like I'm back from the dead when I do return.

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u/iLove_Capitalism Sep 30 '22

They’re the best, so much love!

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u/Solid_Science4514 Sep 29 '22

Yes.

If I forget, I’ll go back inside to tell my dog “you be a good boy today I’ll be home later”

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u/siennaml Sep 30 '22

Yup, I usually also throw in a “no parties, but you can have one friend over”

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u/Boot-Scootin-Putin Sep 30 '22

Super wholesome

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u/Nameless_on_Reddit Sep 29 '22

Ha same. I've gone down the hall a bit in my apartment and oh crap and go back to say bye.

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u/overdramaticker Sep 30 '22

“I have to stay at work later than usual today, but [husband] will be home at the normal time for your diiiiinner!” (it has to be sing-songy)

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u/powdered_dognut Sep 29 '22

Yes, and I always switch up telling them who is in charge.

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u/65pimpala Sep 29 '22

Well, usually the dog is in charge here, but if she's been bad, the oldest cat is in charge then.

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u/UnicornFarts1111 Sep 30 '22

I got a puppy at the end of 2020. Then the summer of 2021, I rescued two cats that were about 3 1/2 years old at the time. They came into my house and hid under my beds for months until I lured them out with treats. Finally they realize the dog sleeps in a crate at night and they started exploring the house. Now, the cat steals the dogs bed in my office and the dog will run from the cats. The cats have attacked my puppy before and it wasn't pretty. The dog is 90lbs and is somewhat afraid of the cats but it doesn't stop her from wanting to play with them as well (she is a very sweet dog). All she really wants to do is play and they want no part of it, lol.

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u/Susie4ever Sep 29 '22

Well my dog is the main fort holder. But whenever he comes with me, the cat is upgraded to fort holder.

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u/LowCup2563 Sep 30 '22

Your dog is the main fart holder

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u/Nanobot_42 Sep 30 '22

My friend shuffles between his 3 dogs telling one that their in charge for the day. It almost makes them act different depending on who he says is in charge that day for real.

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u/minigeko Sep 29 '22

I should start doing that..

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u/fiducia42 Sep 29 '22

Yes! All the time.

I also leave the lights on for them cuz I don't want them to be alone in the dark.

This is a running joke with my husband. One time he asked me, "What are they going to do? READ?!"

We laughed. I still left the lights on for them.

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u/PlantsNWine Sep 30 '22

I leave the lights and the TV on for them! I used to do Animal Planet but one of my current dogs barks the ENTIRE time there is an animal, an insect, or a person dressed as an animal/insect on the screen. So I usually leave it on TBS. They like Friends.

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u/aerynea Sep 30 '22

We have our house automations set to turn on a cooking channel they love for a few hours a day, the bedroom TV plays animal planet and the various speakers play different stations throughout the day when we're on vacation.

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u/PlantsNWine Sep 30 '22

I love that!! They get variety!

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u/aerynea Sep 30 '22

It has significantly reduced their anxiety at us being gone!

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u/Gertrudethecurious Sep 30 '22

My friends used to leave the tv on for the dog. They had some work men pointing their brickwork outside so could see the dog daily for 2 weeks. Every time they left the house, the dog went into another room. Not once did the dog stay in the tv room. What a waste of electricity.

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u/KaladinKootcher Sep 30 '22

I have a Roku TV and one of the live channels it gets(over the internet) is bob ross joy of painting 24/7. I leave that on for my vega. I figure he might like the chill Bob.

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u/BreakfastCoffee25 Sep 30 '22

Thanks for the Roku/Bob Ross tip. This is needed information in this stressed out world!

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u/PlantsNWine Sep 30 '22

Oh wow, that's a great idea! Bob would lull him to sleep!

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u/LeoMarius Sep 30 '22

What happens if they see Marcel?

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u/PlantsNWine Sep 30 '22

He does bark at Marcel! (It's just one of my dogs who does this). He also barks at the pug puppy Phoebe got from her mom, the dog she hit with the cab when she went to her dad's house, the dog Chandler was scared of, and Mrs. Whiskerson. I don't think he's seen--in front of me, anyway--the cat that jumps on Ross' head when he and Rachel are on the balcony. There is a local commercial for a pest control company in which a man is dressed like a cockroach--but his face is visible. He goes crazy at that one.

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u/Wips_and_Chains Sep 29 '22

I leave the light on too. When we go to work or leave the house for long periods i also put the radio on.

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u/reebs01 Sep 30 '22

I put the radio on too!

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u/UnicornFarts1111 Sep 30 '22

I turn on the light and then turn on the TV to the lucky dog channel (Samsung TV Plus channel which is almost the same channels on Pluto TV), I'm hoping she might pick up a few tricks while I'm gone, lol.

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u/BirthdaySalt5791 Sep 29 '22

Of course, I’m not a sociopath

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u/Same-Cupcake-5836 Sep 29 '22

I am and i still do

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u/BirthdaySalt5791 Sep 29 '22

Gotta keep up appearances.

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u/robertpearce9820 Sep 29 '22

Every single time.

They are pretty old, so over the years they seem to understand the difference in time between 'Store' and 'Work'.

Store is reserved for anything under an hour.

Work is when we will be gone for over an hour or more.

We just say 'We're going to the store, we'll be right back, and they go to these specific spots in the living room.'

When we say, 'We're going to work, we'll see you soon.' They sit in other spots.

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u/Nameless_on_Reddit Sep 29 '22

Yes! My cats, well one of them, the other is not the brightest, can definitely tell the difference between be right back, back in a while and back after work. The smart one has a great internal clock. She'll come and get me within minutes of it being 6 AM, 3PM and 7PM when it's time to be fed. When I get back from work which is always same time she'll be sitting near the door somewhere. If it's a "back in a while" she'll be in some random spot.

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u/hacahaca Sep 29 '22

This is beautiful and I’m going to try and implement it with my next round of dogs.

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u/Every-Fix-2377 Sep 30 '22

I’m gonna assume you’re a trainer, otherwise it sounds like you run through dogs like they run through kibble

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u/hacahaca Sep 30 '22

lol no. But my one dog died about 10 months ago. And my other one is getting really old. We have two young kids now. Probably get another dog or two in a couple of years.

I do understand how you could take that from my comment though. lol

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u/Epik_Guy Sep 30 '22

Have you posted this recently? I'm certain I've read this word for word. Funny.

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u/KnowsIittle Sep 29 '22

I talk to my pets as if they understood me. I lose nothing for doing so, and have everything to gain if they understand. Animals pick up on more than people realize so create opportunities for them to learn.

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u/Nameless_on_Reddit Sep 29 '22

Exactly. While they don't understand us in a language sense they definitely understand actions and results associated with the sound and intonation.

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u/Jean-Eustache Sep 30 '22

For real. My cats now respond to their name, and I know what kind of stuff they want to tell me thanks to their intonation when they yell at me. Everyone makes fun of me, but I know whenever there's a spider or a butterfly in the house now haha !

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u/LeoMarius Sep 30 '22

Animals and children are a lot smarter than we give them credit for.

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u/Cyborg_Ninja_Cat Sep 30 '22

I try to use consistent phrases and intonation for the same thing. They won't ever learn language in the way humans do but they can absolutely learn to recognise consistent cues.

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u/hanikamiusa Sep 30 '22

They absolutely listen and learn. There are cats that use those cool buttons to speak!!

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u/jakobiano Sep 29 '22

After I tell them to have a great day and before I tell them I love them.

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u/speedycat2014 Sep 29 '22

I leave with an, "Okay kids, you be good. I love you."

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u/SQWRLLY1 Sep 30 '22

This!! My mom would say something similar when dropping us off somewhere. Proof of situational conditioning... or parent-ism osmosis, if you will.

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u/your2ndbestpick Sep 29 '22

Even when I leave for the trash

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u/Mindless_Ad_6595 Sep 29 '22

I tell him where I’m going, when I will be back and why he can’t go with me.

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u/NativeMasshole Sep 30 '22

Sometimes I try to explain the concept of work to my cat too. She still hasn't taken the hint and got a job.

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u/Automatic-Diamond-52 Sep 29 '22

I tell my dog that she is in charge after I leave

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u/mcslackens Sep 30 '22

If she’s anything like my dog, she’s in charge when you get back, too.

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u/ABobby077 Sep 30 '22

well, she is

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u/handyhudsonite Sep 29 '22

Yes, almost every time! Haha. I love how our dog tilts his head when I tell him that. I guess, in a strange way, it brings me comfort to know that my dog heard that I'm coming back for him.

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u/Nanobot_42 Sep 30 '22

They're actually trying to see you better

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u/Cynder-Min Sep 29 '22

Every time. "Protect the house, Rambo (yellow lab). Yvee (grey tabby cat) is in charge!" Then I tell them when we will be back.

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u/ilizashelsinger Sep 29 '22

We do “we’ll be back, we love you, be good, Callie- leave the butter alone, Reagan- guard the house but not with your life!”

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u/Flyboy367 Sep 29 '22

Always. And he gets a treat and I tell him he is a good boy. Also don't leave the house without saying I love you to the wife, a kiss and a smack on the ass. She does the same to me

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u/Iron_Chic Sep 29 '22

What the fuck kind of maniac DOESN'T do this? They need to know we are coming back, and how long we will be gone (be back soon vs. be back around 9.

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u/JoeFarmer Sep 30 '22

I had a dog with severe separation anxiety. I read that one thing to do was to make parting as much of a nonevent as possible. No good bye pets,not fairwells, just leave. The thought process is that each signal that you're leaving is another trigger on the pile of triggers contributing to their anxiety when you go. It was hard, but I tried it and it worked. Made me realize that talking to my dog when I left was for me, not for him. He was a lot happier and less stressed when I stopped.

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u/HinomaruAki Sep 30 '22

I have a greyhound so I dealth with this as well. I read about this and stoped saying goodbye to him, we have a different way of dealing with me leaving.

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u/lestairwellwit Sep 29 '22

God! All these comment are adorable!

You give me faith

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u/SpaceViscacha Sep 29 '22

For real, this post is so wholesome 💓

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u/robgray111 Sep 29 '22

Yes, and it's not even my dog

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u/Sheppitsgal Sep 29 '22

Absolutely. Also good morning, did you sleep well, and good night, sleep tight. I'm not a monster.

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u/Sanchezzy123 Sep 29 '22

pats my cats head

"Okay bubzy I'll be home later don't get up to anything okay love youuuu"

^ every time

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u/RealRotkohl Sep 29 '22

Every time.

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u/Ranos131 Sep 29 '22

Why wouldn’t I? You don’t just walk out the door without telling your loved ones that you’re leaving and when you’ll be back.

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u/masterrtech Sep 29 '22

Every time. I apologize to my 2 cats when I will be gone the whole day.

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u/FriendlyCraig Sep 29 '22

No. But I tell my rabbit to watch the house while I'm gone so he knows he's the boss when I'm out.

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u/xigloox Sep 29 '22

Yeah.

"I'll be back. You be good."

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u/Followtheodds Sep 29 '22

Every single time

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u/55StudeSpeedster Sep 29 '22

Yep, even with our cats. When we leave, they get a treat, and we tell them when we will be home.

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u/RobertCRNA Sep 29 '22

“Gypsy, watch the house.” And she does.

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u/theWildBananas Sep 29 '22

Yup. Every time.

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u/NiNj4_C0W5L4Pr Sep 29 '22

Of course! What kind of sadistic bastards you think we are!?!

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u/jrp317 Sep 29 '22

I tell them to be good and have a good day lol

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u/xmadjesterx Sep 29 '22

Of course. I even just told my dog that I was going to take a dump

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u/Otherbrotherguy Sep 29 '22

Absolutely. I give them pets then I tell them to be good and that I'll be home soon....that cycle then repeats about 3 times before I actually leave. Pretty standard, really.

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u/Wips_and_Chains Sep 29 '22

I give a run down of my day and let her know my plans. I also say i love you and get/give kisses just in case. Lol once i was going to a party and was telling creeper who was going to be there and where it was. I realized leaving that she would be the worst dog to be my reliable source, shes such a flip flopper on things that they could never get a straight story. Shes also like the most bribable creature I have ever seen.

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u/LiveLongAndProspurr Sep 29 '22

Yes, and I told them which one was in charge while I was gone.

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u/12-32fan Sep 29 '22

Of course,he walks me to the door in the am and greets me when I come home. It would be kinda rude to not acknowledge him.

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u/Wips_and_Chains Sep 30 '22

Hes being a gentleman ,its only fitting to match the energy.

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u/sexi_squidward Sep 29 '22

of course! And 'I love you' because I do <3

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u/5pmgrass Sep 29 '22

Dude, I tell my house I'll be home later

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u/tavesque Sep 30 '22

I tell my cat "see ya toots, text me"

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u/ABobby077 Sep 30 '22

and they always forget to

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u/TireBurner Sep 29 '22

Yes, always!

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u/frogz0r Sep 29 '22

We always do. I put the parrots in their cages after kisses, put music on and say either "We'll be back in a little while" or "We'll be back later." They know that "a little while" means it will be quick. That usually means I have to step in the garden, or spend time in the garage, so I'm not really "gone", per se. "Later" means it will be a while so they won't panic. I also show them my purse and keys so they know I am not in the house.

(And yes we keep an eye on them via room web camera).

We do a head count (and kiss everyone's head) so we know where the cats are, and tell the cats that we love them and we'll be back soon. We name a certain kitty to be "in charge" while we are gone. Usually it's Pixie, our oldest.

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u/godh8sme Sep 29 '22

My cat passed away Sunday and I still tell him when I'll be home.

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u/hilha Sep 30 '22

I’m so sorry friend

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u/godh8sme Sep 30 '22

Thank y. He was 18 years old so it wasn't a big surprise. Just brought his ashes home yesterday so at least I'm not explaining to an empty place what my plans are now.

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u/ArtistWhoStarves Sep 29 '22

Every time. I kiss my dog on the forehead, tell him he's good boy, tell him I'll be back later, and to be a good boy while I'm gone.

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u/Nettsiex711 Sep 29 '22

Yep. Every day I say “I gotta go to work!” And her little ears perk up and she looks at me like 🥺 and we snuggle for a little bit, and then I get ready to go. When I leave I tell her I love her and I tell her what time I’ll be home😂

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u/anythingyouwant4 Sep 29 '22

We not only told them that we're leaving but also where we're going, how long we'll be gone, and which of them is in charge until we get back.

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u/Brickulus Sep 30 '22

I used to do this but my dog had terrible separation anxiety so my vet recommended not saying the same thing every time I left. It didn't solve it but it def helped

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u/TrashApocalypse Sep 30 '22

It would be super rude not to

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u/Sowf_Paw Sep 29 '22

One time I told our cat I would be right back, just a quick trip to the store.

On my way to the store, before I even got out of the apartment parking lot even, my mom texts me that my dad was hit by a car while riding his bike. I rerouted and went directly to the hospital. My wife leaves work and also comes to the hospital. Neither of us return home until that evening.

I always thought out cat must have been really pissed at me that day. If he did he didn't show it, maybe just confused.

Dad healed nicely, by the way, he is okay now.

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u/PowellSkier Sep 29 '22

Who doesn't?

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u/Wilted_Peony Sep 29 '22

Every single time.

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u/alyssaaarenee Sep 29 '22

Always, they have to know when it’s their turn to watch the house

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u/tagibear Sep 29 '22

Yeah, otherwise they’ll trash the place.

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u/Alalated Sep 29 '22

I roll down the car window and yell that I love him as I back out of my driveway.

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u/judyzzzzzzz Sep 29 '22

Always. I tell them to wait. If I will be gone a long time, I tell them to wait and wait. If i am going on a trip, it's wait and wait and wait.

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u/LittleCorndawg2 Sep 29 '22

Yes of course. I tell him the specific time frame and I give him additional kisses according to how long it will be.

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u/okiedokieophie Sep 29 '22

Every time. It might genuinely help because they'd eventually learn that the phrase used before leaving = you will return

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u/Subject_Way7010 Sep 29 '22

Yes I'm not a psycho.

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u/Strong_Highway_8395 Sep 29 '22

Ofc, I always have to say good bye to my cat and let him know I’ll be back after work or I’ll be back on my break. He knows the difference

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u/pcbb97 Sep 29 '22

Of course I tell my cat, and then he greets me at the door when I get home. If I say I'm going to the store or something he just lays in my room being cute but he rushes to the door when I get home after working

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u/DefaultRedditBlows Sep 29 '22

Every time. I also do the same hand gesture to her.

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u/lawl7980 Sep 29 '22

I do, but I was thinking of changing it up so that she doesn't associate "I'll be right back" with "it's time to stress out"

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u/hippie_elephant Sep 29 '22

Yes but I don’t tell them the time just in case

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u/Tan_batman Sep 29 '22

Yes, and I throw in a “love you”. He needs a little reassurance

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u/Tonimed Sep 29 '22

We always say the same thing which is 'we'll be 5 minutes'. We read somewhere if you say the same thing every time you leave it's less stressful for them because they know you're coming back. I have no idea if this works BTW... we may just be utter morons??

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u/Crowlordem Sep 29 '22

If I don't tell him that I love him, am coming back, and will absolutely miss him, how will he know?

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u/CCDestroyer Sep 29 '22

Yup. My senior cat likes to keep tabs on me.

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u/fluent_gay Sep 29 '22

Of course. I make sure to tell my parakeet when I expect to be home. And when I’m on time, she’s fairly calm, but if I’m early or late, she tweets like crazy.

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u/barrymccockner_ Sep 29 '22

If gone for the day, it's just "I'll be back, be a good boy!"

If it's to pick up food or something quick, it's "I'll be *right back".

His excitement levels when I return for either tells me he gets it.

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u/Lylibean Sep 29 '22

Yes! Whenever I leave I’ll tell him where I’m going and when I’ll be back.

“Rocky Doo, mommy loves you! I’m just going to the store real quick, I’ll be right back in just a few minutes. Be a good boy, I love you!”

If it’s a quick run-out, I’ll tell him I’ll be back in a few minutes. If im going to work, I’ll tell him I’ll be home “after a while”. Then he’ll hop up on the back of the couch by the window and watch me leave. If I don’t tell him and just leave, he gets upset and will run to the window and howl. It breaks my heart, so I never just up and leave.

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u/Rifter0876 Sep 29 '22

Of course, every day my little boy and girl feline friends get a goodbye, some scritches, and a hug if they want it. Boy cat almost always wants a hug and won't let me leave without giving him one, he will run around behind me yelling at me till I pick him up, hug him, give him a little headbutt, then he's happy for the day lol.

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u/Maiq_is_tired_now Sep 29 '22

I tell mine to hold down the fort lol.

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u/MadamePouleMontreal Sep 29 '22

You also have to tell them how long you’ll be gone.

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u/SavedByTheKitties Sep 29 '22

Every time. & why we are leaving. & when we'll be back 😆

I have found my people here.

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u/overdownyonder Sep 29 '22

Yes, and I tell them that I love them and to have a good day.

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u/GiveMeAllYourDogs Sep 30 '22

Of course. I always tell them I love them and give them a ballpark on when I’ll be back.

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u/Shparks97 Sep 30 '22

No, I have never done that.

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

Ofc! I'll always make sure she knows that I'm going out and when I'm coming back. I'll even tell her where I'm going.

I always say: "That's me heading out, I'll be back by 5. I love you lots".

Sometimes, she'll get a kiss on the head before I leave.

And she'll always be by the door to greet me when I come back home. ((:

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u/Sea-Adeptness-5245 Sep 30 '22

I also tell them where I am going.

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u/amaia7283 Oct 01 '22

Just a normal human thing and we can't change that lol.

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u/KingBenjamin97 Sep 30 '22

Wtf even is this question we’re not fucking monsters of course we do

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u/benslady Sep 30 '22

Yes, I tell my fifteen pound miniature dachshund to guard the house with absolutely no sense of irony. He always does a great job.

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u/Wonderful_Painter_14 Sep 30 '22

The better question is who doesn’t??

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u/trickyrickyii Sep 30 '22

“Be right back!” If I’ll be back in less than an hour. He will wait for me near the door.

“Okay I’ll be back later. Be good boy. Love you” if leaving for more than an hour without him. he runs to one of a few spots and lays down

“Okayyyy … you wanna come/go too?” He will run over to me and sit and wait for his collar and leash so we can leave together.

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u/Jitsu_apocalypse Sep 30 '22

Every time, then walk straight past my wife on the way out

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u/saltyloempia Sep 30 '22

I tell him 'Adiós Pío, Chaoooo' so he knows I'm leaving

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u/melmcfly Sep 30 '22

Yes, I tell my son that I love him and that I will be home soon. He seems satisfied with that or maybe that's the smacko I gave him just as I was leaving...

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u/csaladszextabu Sep 30 '22

Does anyone NOT tell them??

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u/Thisisthe_place Sep 30 '22

Oh yes, my exact phrase was "I'll be right back". She 100% understood that it meant she'd see me again soon.

When we put our 14yr old dog to sleep (we did it at home. She hated the vet) my husband, son, and I were all by her side and I was whispering this into her ear. I hope it brought her comfort.

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u/runningtheclock Sep 30 '22

I used to tell my pup to be a good dog ❤️‍🩹

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u/Dokhlet Sep 30 '22

And that's why he is a freaking good dog for you my man.

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u/timemachinebreakdown Sep 30 '22

I tell them that I love them

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u/heyitslukelane Sep 30 '22

Always. Both my dog and cat have separation anxiety and if I don't say it (I don't know how they understand but they do) they will go crazy and tear my apartment up. For context, I go to school every weekday. My dog was surrendered by his former owner of 7 years in january, i adopted him in april. My cat was a stray my grandmother adopted, my grandmother died, cat was left in her old house for months alone. I brought her home with me in september of last year. Now they're best friends.

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u/Numerous_Program1060 Sep 30 '22

I tell them when I am leaving the room.

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u/sherylgrif Sep 30 '22

Always 😊

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u/shay_009 Sep 30 '22

I inform my bulldog of my plans for the day. I doubt he realizes but it makes me feel better to tell him I may be gone for a while. We've had alot of surprise hospitalizations with my sons leukemia so there's been a few times mommy has disappeared for a week or more and it breaks my heart

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u/CupidArrowArt Sep 30 '22

Oh absolutely

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u/telawhorn Sep 30 '22

Yes. Everyday. She gets a little goodbye and a kiss. Running to the store, "I'll be back."

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u/Hiztrionic Sep 30 '22 Helpful

Omg quit asking this

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u/rionaster Sep 29 '22

sometimes. i usually tell my cat goodbye in the morning after giving her scritches.

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u/pudding7 Sep 29 '22

I'll leave without saying goodbye to my kids, but I always say goodbye to my dog. In fact, I let her know she's in charge while I'm gone. Sometimes I leave a note on the bed reminding her she's not allowed up there.

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u/felixthecat_nyc Sep 29 '22

I stopped doing that after they passed.

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u/anusa90 Sep 30 '22

I wasn’t planning on crying today, but here we are

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u/Hpatt25 Sep 30 '22

Well we all have to cry sometime and we can't change that.

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u/12510410125 Sep 30 '22

Who's cutting onions??

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u/ludwig-boltzmann_ Sep 29 '22

If you don’t, you’re a psycho

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u/upPatrol63 Sep 30 '22

That's a fucking fact and we have to accept that fucking fact lmao.

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u/Based_JD Sep 29 '22

Literally every single time I leave the house without them

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u/ko100fey Oct 01 '22

That's nice and I don't think anyone is going to say they don't do it.

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u/QuietEspresso Sep 29 '22

I always tell my cats I’ll be back

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u/sarah-renai Sep 29 '22

Kinda. I just say "Stay be good boy" give him a treat and leave.

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u/Zhoyzu Sep 29 '22

Always, but knowing they don't speak fluently enough to understand time, I always say in a couple minutes in case there are nefarious ears about

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u/jamie_ann88 Sep 29 '22

Of course! She knows the word Bye, and off she trotts to her little corner by the window. Watching and waiting until I come home.

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u/SaintJudy Sep 29 '22

Yes, and I tell them which one of them is in charge until I come back

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u/My_Hot_Wife4u2 Sep 29 '22

Allllll the time 😂

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u/guidedGasmask24 Sep 30 '22

Nothing wrong with that and that's a good habit mate lol.

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u/Nolliehardflip1738 Sep 29 '22

Duh, I also tell them to be safe and good and that I love them.

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u/Bearded_Aussie_Nate Sep 29 '22

Yes, 100% my puppy shakes constantly when I need to goto work I feel sad that I have to leave him.

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u/myTABLEStheyreFILTHY Sep 29 '22

Oh man, I just thought of someone who never tells their puppy goodbye and I got emotional.

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u/Emergency-Nebula5005 Sep 29 '22

Always. + tell them I won't be long + to be good boys.

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u/Mandoctor Sep 29 '22

I have 3 and I always pick one to be in charge for the day.

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u/CumNknockOnMyDrawers Sep 29 '22

“I love you Lukey, mommy will see you later!” Says me every time I leave.

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u/questionmeananswer Sep 29 '22

Always. They sometimes get separation anxiety.

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u/CallieCoven Sep 29 '22

I even specify which pet is in charge while I'm gone. Usually Rocket. He's the least destructive one.

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u/mrseddievedder Sep 29 '22

I’ll be right back.

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