Exploring the world. Depleting overwhelming energy levels. Testing their owner's boundaries. There are many reasons why pets misbehave. Bottom line is, if you're caring for an animal, at some point they will push your belongings or nerves (or both) to their breaking point. For your pet's and your own sake, however, it's important to keep cool during these times. Accept these challenges as opportunities for growth. But if you really think your companion needs to be punished, you can always shame them online.
There's a Facebook group called Pet Shaming (surprise, surprise), and it's the place people turn to showcase just how naughty their animals can be. From dogs eating money to cats bringing home their dates, here are some of the most popular posts on the group!
Geneve Clelland, the person who runs the group, describes it as a place that shows off and shames pets for all the silly, stupid, and unbelievable things they do. "We do not do cute pics and stories but we still love [our pets]," she told Bored Panda.
As of this article, over 100,000 people belong to the group. "Membership has expanded dramatically over the last few months since I took over," Geneve said. "I don't think there's a country which isn't represented in the group!" She thinks what unites all the members has to be the fact that everyone's pets are doing unbelievable things, just in their own ways. And a sense of humor.
"We also have a large number of pet owners who have rescues which also bonds them together. It makes them laugh, cheers them up, and takes away from the rest of the crap going on in the world. It's a safe group, we have a zero-tolerance policy and very strict group rules. We only want to see pet shaming in all its hilarious glory!"
According to Geneve, the most popular ways pets misbehave are closely tied with their bodily functions: rolling in poo and eating it, farting. Destroying clothes, walls, furniture, even entire rooms, are also on the list, as well as embarrassing themselves and their owners. "The exotic animals have some very strange habits. For example, we have hermit crabs, cockroaches, lizards, snakes, spiders, birds, horses, ferrets, raccoons, and scorpions which give us many hours of hilarity. The group is mainly dogs and cats though."
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Whether or not a post goes viral depends on a lot of things, like the way they're written and how guilty or proud the pet itself looks in the picture. While some things are optional, the visuals are a must. "Owners have to add a picture of their pet or we don't approve the post. We really like to see evidence of the crime committed if at all possible!"
The members are also the ones that make the group as cool as it is; they're very protective of the group and its rules. "They are quick to report and to clamp down on members not abiding by them which makes it a better fun group for everyone," Geneve explained. "It certainly brightens the admins' days and the messages and compliments we all get are quite humbling. It’s helped a lot of people with their mental health, cope with Covid, and life in general."
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