WATCH: 8 pissed off pets exact revenge on the kids who replaced them 7 years ago

WATCH: 8 pissed off pets exact revenge on the kids who replaced them

Occasionally couples toy with the notion of getting a pet before having a child as a sort of a dry run. A way of testing out how a baby might fit into their lives.

Personally I think this is a bad road to go down if you are not a bona fide animal lover in the first place. The plan is inherently flawed for two reasons. One: Having a pet is not really proportionate to having a baby. Either you get a low maintenance pet like a goldfish or a cat which is obviously no preparation at all for a baby human. OR you get a dog which to my mind is WAAAYYY too much responsibility, (and I have a baby human).

The second reason even more pertinent: What happens to the pet once the baby human arrives? All my friends who'd gone the tester-pet route maintained that the pet would be a huge part of the forthcoming baby's life. Listening to them it kind of sounded like the pet would in some way be contributing to the raising of the baby.

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Research would be cited on how pets aid the development of empathy in growing human babies and such the like.

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Then invariably – GROSS GENERALISATION ALERT – the new baby arrives with the attendant chaos and the dog/cat/goldfish becomes at best a slight inconvenience or at worst a virtual pariah, a second class citizen in their formerly loving home.

The disgruntled pet may appear to retreat and defer to the noisy, demanding new arrival but all the while they are thinking:

"Wait, just you wait. Sooner or later they'll realise that I'm cuter than you, quieter than you and I'm house-trained."

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Another few weeks pass and the household equilibrium (in the dog's eyes at least) has NOT been restored. The scene is set for a Tarantino-style vendetta...

8 ousted pets exact revenge on the kids who replaced them

1. The power struggle...

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2. Who wore it better? Cat just effortlessly out-cuted baby.

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3. This monkey lured his nemesis into a false sense of security by pretending to drop a package before pushing him over. Crafty.

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4. In case anyone was considering a camel as the test-pet...

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5. Kid vs. kid goat? The goat plays dirty. Kid seems to take it well.

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6. The dark lord rises... and falls spectacularly.

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7. The snack snatch. Baby 0, Rabbit 183

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8. It's a CAT-astrophe...

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But in fairness sometimes the retaliation is well-deserved...

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And they're aways gonna be friends in the end...

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AAaaawwwwww...

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