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Skky
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   Posted 11/9/2005 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
      I lost my 15 yr. old cat to breast cancer during my tx. in July. I really missed her, and swore I would never get another. I lied! My hubby got me one last week from the humane society. He's been into everything -I swore he was going back(he chewed my computer cords). Anyway, he really is a booger but has turned out to be great therapy . I have been a little down but he forces me out of bed for breakfast every morning. Here he sits on my computer desk chasing the cursor, which makes it very hard to type.
     He needs a name today. I chose diablo, but did not know that means devil in spanish. Anyone have any good names? This is the first time I can not come up with a name for a pet. Hope everyone is doing well.
Michelle             
"There are two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."     -Albert Einstein


chantry31
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   Posted 11/9/2005 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Michelle - I'm so glad you got another cat. My cat, Pooch, has been such great therapy. Pooch followed me around my apartment, drank from the toilet, and growled at strangers. So it was either Dawg or Pooch - and Pooch seems to be more of a female name. She's been around for 11 years now, gone through many different boyfriends, two jobs, 6 moves, and one baby. As for names, Booger, Mayhem, Chaos,or Alarm???
Enjoy!!
chantry
There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay


barkyboys
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   Posted 11/9/2005 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds to me like you have found the purrfect name for your feline friend already! Sounds like a little devil to me! And yes...pets are great therapy. When I lost my beloved cocker spaniel (who saw me through my cancer), I didn't think I could ever love another dog... now we have THREE of them, and they just light up my days. Alex will always hold a special place in my heart, but Hershey, Powder, and Pudge have filled the hole her passing left.

Enjoy your new baby.

Love and hugs...
BEV

Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/10/2005 9:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Michelle

I know how you feel about your pet I have a 13 year old cat and 2 miniature schnauzers that are really the best therepy I could ask for. When I was so sick and had to stay home all the time they were always there to keep me company and to give me love. I like the name Diablo, I wish I would have thought of that for my youngest schnauzer he is quite the devil. He just turned 8 months old and is always into something you can just see it in his eyes he scans the house for something to tear up.

Have fun with the new kitten.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


Skky
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   Posted 11/11/2005 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay, I was feeling kind of mean calling him Diablo(aka devil) , but he really is one. I loved the name Chaos(now why didn't I think of that?). In the end we'll just keep his name . My two yr. old says it so cute-blah blos. I really did forget what it meant to have a kitten. I was expecting full grown cat behavior. I have a parrot and last night he climbed into the pan beneath Pickles cage and was reaching through. He's jumped from the second floor, got on the kitchen counters, tables, etc. He also, takes clothes, and toys and drags them off. I think someone put a firecracker in his butt and lit it up. He's non-stop action, but hes so funny.
Michelle
"There are two ways to live your life. One is though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."     -Albert Einstein


Luci
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   Posted 11/11/2005 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Pets, especially cats are a joy. Being owned by a pet is very special. Diablo is a perfect name; in fact I like it better than Chaos. That one's way too close to state of our world politically.

I always say my cat is the only one of my children who loves me unconditionally. You just enjoy that kitty, he/she(?) will calm down in a bit. In the meantime you'll be distracted from your own problems and be able to laugh when Diablo's antics are so silly.

Now, I need to go find my Lara and hug her. All this cat talk makes me want to squeeze her. Hugs from here, Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus


gma
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   Posted 11/12/2005 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I love it when we have a thread about animals, especially fur children. I have two schnauzers, too. DH calls them my bookends, because wherever I am there they are sitting and waiting, outside the bathroom door, next to the garage door the entire time I am away, in the kitchen when I am there, and always on my lap in the chair and next to me when I sleep. Reading all your posts helps me realize I am not the nutcase I think some people think I am. LOL. Hugs MK

PS I like Diablo for a name, too. A neigbor had a mini whippet and called him Joker, I thought that was such a good name for the shape of that dog.


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/15/2005 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
MK

I did not know that you had schnauzers too I dont know what I would do without my babies! They are such a joy and give lots of unconditional love. My two sound like yours everywhere I go in the house they follow me. They sleep in the bed with us one sleeps between us and the other next to me. I have never been a dog fan until I got them. I have 2 males Bailey and Baxter, Bailey is all black and Baxter is black and silver very cute. Baxter is just 8 months old and constantly getting into something or chewing up things he is not supposed to. I just bought a new rug for the entry way and he chewed off the corner of it, I could have strangled him. He chewed up a bunch of CD's and then threw them up all over, I dont know how he did it without getting cut!! Anyway enough about my (kids).
Hugs:)
Bernadette


gma
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   Posted 11/18/2005 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
My schnauzers are older and are our second set. I had a salt and pepper pair originally. We had puppies and something went terribly wrong, we lost four of the five. The pair only lived to age seven, one definitely had cancer, the other we were not sure because it was internal but suspected cancer. Then we got a couple of black females and bred one of them. One puppy always squealed and ran when people came to see them, so we ended up keeping her saying she was smart enough to make sure no one wanted her. So we were up to three. I lost the oldest one to congestive heart failure last spring at age 12. So I have the mama and young 'un both black, ages 12 and almost 9. Missy and Pity Pat. They mostly sleep and keep me company now. LOL. They are very smart dogs. Mine "sing" beautifully. The three of them were really something to hear, with only two it is not quite so musical. I love dogs of any kind, but schnauzers are really special. Hugs MK


Brnadebt
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   Posted 11/18/2005 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Mk

My oldest Bailey is a pure black and is such a beautiful dog his fur is very shiny. Our vet and groomers just love him, he has a great personality and is very lovable. Now Baxter is a totally different animal he is a black and silver in color but his personality is another issue. He is always into something constantly looking for something to tear up. When we first got him I was not sure if he would ever be friendly he did not like to be picked up much or held. He still growls when you pick him up for some reason but will let you hold him for hours after that. He has gotten more lovable he will come up to me and put his nose on mine and wait till I scratch his ears. They are the love of our lives and I cant imagine not having them now. I hope mine live to be as old as yours are I have heard they can live to 16. How did you get them to sing? I can get them to talk but not sing. Give your babies a love for me.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


gma
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   Posted 11/19/2005 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I didn't get them to sing, they just do it naturally. When they see a neighbor in their driveway or someone walking down the road, they sing. If someone spends the night, as they come downstairs in the morning, they sing. When I had the three it was really quite musical and funny. The duet is not quite so musical. Heidi must have had the in between voice....... She has been gone since March and I still miss her even with two more. Hugs MK


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   Posted 11/20/2005 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
MK

My 2 will make a howling sound when an ambulance goes by it is so funny to listen to because one has a high howl and one has a lower howl and they harmonize. I have to tell you what happened today I was leaving to pick up my step daughter and had the dogs with me when a bull dog attacked Baxter I was down in the gravel and dirt trying to get him off of Baxter. I had to put a choke hold on him to finally get him off. I skinned my knees and got dirt all over me but Baxter came out with just one little bite. I was so mad at that dog. We live in a condo and we have had problems with him before, I was just waiting for him to bite me so that I would have an excuse to smack him. The people that own him are in their 80's and cant handle him I wish they would get rid of him he is a menace. Sorry to go on and on but it scared me to death.

I would love to hear your dogs sing it sounds cute.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


gma
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   Posted 11/20/2005 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
What you are calling Howling is probably the same as I call singing. It is funny sounding. I would die if a dog came at my dogs. Thank goodness you didn't get hurt. I got bitten by the dog next door about a month ago. I was talking to the neighbors at their fence and let my fingers hang and the Jack Russell Terrier jumped up to grab them. He was not mean and growling, he just wanted to taste them I guess. Anyhow, it took over two weeks to get my finger healed, I had to go to dr and get antibiotics. All is well now. Hugs MK

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