My Pet Peeves

Pets ~ cats, dogs ~ are wonderful! They offer unconditional love, exuberant warmth and joyful companionship. Keeping a pet can be expensive; feeding, grooming, medical care. And there are negatives ~ dog or cat hair all over the house, messes to clean up, the responsibilities of care; like walking the dog, or finding someone to cat-sit when you’re away.

I love dogs, but I am a cat person. My beloved BJ Hunnicat was 17 when he died, and my allergies have prevented me getting another kitty cat. I used to enjoy cat-sitting for friends, but I recently discovered that I can’t even cat-sit anymore! I had my brother’s kitty, Coco, while his condo was being painted, and she aggravated my allergies to the point of causing respiratory problems. So now, the only kinds of pets I can enjoy is the act of indulging (and sharing) my pet peeves.

A ‘pet peeve’ is something that may annoy others but is particularly annoying to you. How many times have you heaved a long loud sigh, or uttered an expletive, when _____________________. Fill in the blank with whatever most deeply and consistently annoys you.

Pet Peeves Clock

I have share a dozen of mine here, in no particular order, since the degree of peevishness varies with my mood, the weather, the time of day – you get the drift.

What are YOUR pet peeves?


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Progress not perfection - that's my goal. Live and learn - that's my motto. I like to share bits of wisdom and glimmers of insight gleaned on my life journey of 50+ years. My hope is to encourage, perhaps inspire, fellow journeyers. Each of us has something to share. Let's be generous, gracious and compassionate with one another. I am blessed to be a blessing... so are you!
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4 Responses to My Pet Peeves

  1. bethbyrnes says:

    Well, Vera, LOL, I agree with almost all of those – they irk me too. Glad to know they are rather universal, especially the lid on the toilet seat. My other one is the practice of saying “No problem” or “Sure” when you say Thank you to someone now. What do they mean by “no problem”? It is so rude. By the way, small Poodles are anti-allergenic. 🙂


    • verawrites says:

      I agree with you about the responses, Beth. Another that annoys me (so far heard only in the US not in Canada), instead of saying ‘you’re welcome’ they would say ‘uh haah’ – in a pleasant friendly way you could not fault, but which I found odd, the first few times. Re the poodles, I would have a hard time keeping a small dog due to my long hours (commute, work) and their tiny bladders. My friend has a poodle so I know what it’s like. Thanks for the suggestion, tho 🙂


      • bethbyrnes says:

        Yes, exactly. ‘Uh-huh’ is even ruder than ‘no problem’ and ‘sure’. What is wrong with these people? I didn’t know that about poodles. Glad you told me. We have a Labrador and were thinking of a poodle next. Something to consider! 🙂


      • verawrites says:

        One reason I prefer cats; they go by themselves in the litter box. My sister has a Labradoodle but she’s a fanatical workoutaholic, so 2 two-hour walks are the norm and Rocky gets exercise and a chance to “go”. Maybe you can split the difference and get a Cocker Spaniel or Toy Collie 🙂


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