Topic: attention pet lovers
Member # 36869
| Posted: 8:16 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
I am "owned" by 5 cats, 2 of whom will undoubtedly go over the Rainbow Bridge this year (one is 17 and I had to put her sister down last month; the other is 16.5 yrs. and has hyperthyroid). However, I am a total animal person. Formerly had 3 dogs, and am considering getting one again when the 2 fragile cats are gone. Used to own 2 goats, Wilbur and Stella. I have 11 bird feeders in the fenced portion of the backyard, and a small waterfall and pond for them to drink and play/bathe in. Feed the German shepherd-sized old groundhog under my large shed carrots and grapes. Feed the ratsnake under the mulberry tree dead voles when the cats get them. Basically, if a critter is in my yard, it gets fed!
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Posts: 332 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: VA
Member # 1558
| Posted: 8:20 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
Woundedwidow, you sound like my kind of person. I like outdoor feeders and when I lived around a lot of wildlife, it wasn't uncommon for me to put things out for foxes, etc. I love nothing more than to sit and wait for things to sneak out for the food I left.
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Posts: 14039 | Registered: Jun 2003 | From: Middle-of-Diddly, TX
Member # 21101
| Posted: 8:27 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
Thren - About the cat's and the pig - Well lets just say my old cat had no interest in doing anything to the pig. When we got our Minnie last fall didn't even cross our minds.....Until one day I looked at his cage and she was sitting in it, like she belonged there too. Now we keep a lid on his cage, lol. She still likes to stalk him, and will paw at him when he is eating. I have NO doubt she would do what comes naturally to him if given the opportunity.
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Posts: 6605 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
Member # 1214
| Posted: 9:27 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
Jazzy J the Black Lab
Brystal the Westie
Funny Bunny AKA Mamma June the Rabbit
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Posts: 6479 | Registered: Mar 2003 | From: Wisconsin
Member # 15300
| Posted: 10:12 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
Since my dear Arnold (female dog) and Smokey (male kitteh) passed on, I have no pets. My daughter has two Bengal tabbies, Mungo Jerry and Rumpleteaser, called Jerry and Teasy.
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Posts: 6932 | Registered: Jul 2007 | From: Toronto, Canada
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Member # 24239
| Posted: 10:19 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
A word of caution about dogs and guinea pigs too. I had the horrifying experience of coming home at lunchtime to a scene of carnage--one or both of my dogs (a mastiff and a Belgian sheepdog) knocked over the cage and ravaged the poor piggie All I found was a pelt.
Neither of these two had ever attached ANYTHING prior and to this day I don't know who was the culprit, if it was indeed only one of them.
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Posts: 19176 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
Member # 16590
| Posted: 10:45 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
I am mostly a dog person, but I also have a turtle (Bucko) and two aquariums: one is a salt water reef with fish and corals and the other is an anemone tank with clownfish.
I have Cairn Terriers:
Dolly (age 15)
Mandy (10 mos)
Duke (10 mos - just went to a new home
Me: BW - I'm much too young to feel this damn old
Him: FWH - Midlife crisis with a pathetic porn wannabe
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Posts: 3177 | Registered: Oct 2007 | From: So Calif
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Member # 39993
| Posted: 10:54 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
I have 5 dogs. 3 mini-wieners, a rescue Chihuahua, and my main man, Gunner, a German Shorthaired Pointer. LOVE them. The best therapy ever!!!!!!
Posts: 9 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: Texas
Member # 34262
| Posted: 12:07 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
Connor eight year old male Sheltie (king of the house... He preens and puffs out his rough)
Katie four year old black lab: a little on the doggie autistic side and huge: 95lbs
Duncan: small Merle Sheltie: turns one on Monday; his nickname is Dino cause he barks ALL the time; reformed poo eater
MacLeod (Mac for short) five month old black lab puppy and my baby; he's curled up in the crook of my arm now; don't know what I'll do when he hits 60-70 lbs!?!
Me: BS 44
Her: fWS 47 (same sex partner)
Together: 17 now (both MDs)
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Posts: 1860 | Registered: Dec 2011 | From: Great Southwest
Member # 25238
| Posted: 12:13 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
We both grew up with dogs, but we are cat lovers. I also had guinea pigs (my girls!).
We currently have 3 cats:
Max, Moses & Smudge.
Six of my eight girls several years ago: (I love guinea pigs and I missing having them - that's a hint to H )
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Posts: 2801 | Registered: Aug 2009 | From: Where a river runs through it
Member # 6449
| Posted: 12:59 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
Animal lover here! But dogs are my fave. We've currently got two Chihuahua's, Coco and Kloi, and an adopted dachshund, Charlie. We lost our dear cats Kona and Flower last year and hoping to get a new kitten soon.
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Posts: 9614 | Registered: Feb 2005 | From: Texas
Member # 30989
| Posted: 1:04 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
I'm a dog- and cat-lover. My shepherd-Lab mix is Truman. He's also my personal trainer. My gray tabby is Phineas, and my calico is Chloe. I like each of them far more than I like most humans.
I'll post pics when I'm on the right computer.
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Posts: 7967 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: midwest
Member # 30817
| Posted: 1:15 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
2 dogs, 2 cats. I could have many more of each, but only if I could live where the cats could be outdoor cats because I am no fan of the litter box.
And I want some chickens. And I'd really like a goat. I love goats. And maybe a cow. My dad had a pet cow growing up, so maybe I could have a cow, too.
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Posts: 5861 | Registered: Jan 2011
Member # 2027
| Posted: 2:54 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
Animal lover here too I hope I'm not hogging the thread by adding some pics.
Stella my 11 year old female English Mastiff, who is still going strong.
I adopted two Enlish Mastiff puppies from the humane society last year. They are a year old now.
Max a GIGANTIC male who is as sweet as can be. Here with his littermate sister at a playdate.
Maggie who is just naughty enough to be cute as a bug. Here with the same sister at our "playdate". Maggie is in the background.
I also raise horses. These are their "barn" names. They also have fancy paper names.
Jammer, my retired American Saddlebred chestnut broodmare age 25. Mommy to three fabulous babies. Here she is with BabyJam as a baby.
Tess my 9 yo Black National Show Horse (1/2 Saddlebred & 1/2 Arabian) Broodmare. Here she is with Lucky, flashing by! lol!!
Summer my 6 yo Chestnut American Saddlebred broodmare & 1/2 sister to Jammer.
Charlie my 6yo Palomino 1/2 Arabian 1/2 QH Multiple National & Reserve Champion cutting horse. Charlie is a girl. Here she is at last years National championship. No, that's not me.
BabyJam is one of Jammer's baby's. She is a 5yo Bay National Show Horse 1/2 Arab English Pleasure Horse. Here she is all grown up. Nope, still not me.
SugarJam is a 4yo Black Bay National Show Horse 1/2 Arabian English Pleasure Horse and full sister to BabyJam.
AJ is a 3 yo dark bay National Show Horse Gelding. He is still in the pasture. He's going to training this fall. But he looks like he will also be an English Pleasure Horse.
Lucky is a 2 yo Black National Show Horse gelding who is a Western Pleasure Prospect. He is also still in the pasture. Still a baby. Both AJ & Lucky in the pasture. AJ on the right and Lucky on the left. This was taken yesterday.
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Posts: 7926 | Registered: Aug 2003 | From: Iowa
Member # 7767
| Posted: 4:37 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
I always had dogs until right before the A/D, when I got a cat from the HS. He has been my boon companion. He is very affectionate.
I still love dogs, but they take more care than I'm willing to give these days. My kitty has an automatic litter box and feeder - I don't have to rush home to let him out. I can leave him home alone some on the weekends and he is fine.
When I vacation, I have someone come to the house once a day to check on him and give him love. That would not be possible with a dog.
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Posts: 7557 | Registered: Aug 2005
Member # 21886
| Posted: 4:51 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
I'm more a cat person but I love dogs too. H is most definitely a dog person. Currently we have one of each.
Fuzzybutt (Fuzz for short) is my 10 year old grey cat. Grumpy ole bastard with everyone but me.
Roxy is our rescue. She's part shepard, part beagle and part who knows what else. She's a mutt. Since we got her she's done a complete turn-around from how she was at the shelter. From being very wary, not looking at anyone and tail between the legs to a full on attention whore.
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Posts: 5832 | Registered: Dec 2008 | From: A better place
Member # 33226
| Posted: 5:05 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
I love dogs in theory and cats in practice.
ETA: darn phone! Currently limited by lease to just one cat - Peekaboo Titanic. DD named her. Just sayin'.
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Posts: 22660 | Registered: Aug 2011
Member # 29071
| Posted: 5:28 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
Currently at my lowest point in pets. Only have one cat now
Her name is Pain In My Ass (PIMA) and I love her to death.
I rescued her and she rescued me during the infidelity shit storm.
never ever getting back together
Posts: 167 | Registered: Jul 2010 | From: North Carolina
Member # 32122
| Posted: 5:39 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
I am so jealous!!! I would love a horse. Used to to ride years ago. Miss it so much!!!
Ok so I have to ask...am I the only exotics lover here? By exotics I mean snakes, lizards, salamanders, frogs, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, various turtles and tortises, fish (ie lung fish), tarantulas, parrots, ducks, turkeys (yes at one point we had a pet turkey ) etc???
Edited to add: had pot bellied pigs and goats too...
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Posts: 2760 | Registered: May 2011 | From: Canada
Member # 29959
| Posted: 6:06 PM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013|
we've had a couple ferrets over the years.
The only difference between a butt kisser and a brown noser is depth perception.
I'm sure WAL would agree.
Posts: 2385 | Registered: Oct 2010 | From: still BFE, but now BFE, CA
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