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Chutz
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   Posted 2/12/2010 12:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a request to post about out pets today. I think it's a wonderful topic especially since we got a new puppy 3 weeks ago. Our old Golden Retriever passed on last Sept and it's taken a while to locate the right puppy to replace her. This little girl is a pistol!!! But she's doing very well with training so far and she starts puppy school on the 20th. Our plans for this little one is to show her in conformation. Her body is gorgeous for her age and she sure does have spunk...lol Also if she continues to grow into that gorgeous I hope to breed her some time after she turns 2 or 3 years old. We'll see. One fun puppy day and a time.

If anyone wants to see pictures you can go to this link. Hubby hasn't gotten titles on the pictures and there aren't too many yet but at least you can see our Cedar.

www.braidic.com/puppies/cedar/puppy.htm

At the top left corner of the page, if you click the 'back' button you can also find a link to pictures of Chutney. She was our wonderful girl for over 12 years.

So, what kind of pets do you have? Or if not now did you have when you were growing up? Would you like to have a pet? What kind? How many???

Chutz

ps...I'll be gone for the next few days but will be back on Tuesday. If anyone would like to post a Koffee Klatch feel free! It's first come first serve unless someone claims a certain day. Just post if you want to do one so others know. Thanks!

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Jim1969
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   Posted 2/12/2010 1:48 AM (GMT -7)   
We have a mixed breed dog...mixed with what we don't know that is around 11 years old that we rescued from the pound when she was about 9 months old. We also have an orange tiger striped cat that is coming up on a year old that was also a pound rescue that was only 10 weeks old when he picked us out.

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   Posted 2/12/2010 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
We have a big old cat, 13yrs old, 16# named Russell.  He's a siamese tabby mix and just fills our days with laughter.  He is quite talkative and very playful for his age.  Of course he does spend a good portion of his day lying on our bed especially if the sun is shining in the window.

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Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 2/12/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutz, that may very well be the cutest puppy I've ever seen! You can tell she's smart as a whip! We have 2 dogs and a very funny story about how we ended up with two. We got our Schipperke, Driver Tee (my husband is an avid golfer) 5 years ago and come to find out, he came from a puppy mill and was nuts!! Scared of everything and he even bit someone! I'd always had Boston Terriers and my husband just thought they were so ugly he didn't want one. Well, I was so upset, I got the Boston. I named her Mulligan! (If you don't know golf, that means a do-over!) In the end, when my colon ruptured and I was so ill on top of the syrinx and other things, Driver Tee came to my bed, put his head on my hand and that was it. He looked at me and I looked at him and boom! He would not let anyone walk towards me. He only left his post to eat and go outside! I love him so. Now, Catz4 means my name it Cat and I have 4 of them! One of our adult daughter left Lizzy, a tabby at our house. Our youngest adult son was deployed and asked us to keep his big, one eyed cat, Brando for them. He will never get my bed buddy back! And then we have a calico, Chloe, who is 7 years old and a gorgeous, air-head part snowshoe Esabelle, who loves only!!! my husband!! She could care less about our 11 and 12 year old girls or about me! I love them all so much and though I never meant to have this many animals, I couldn't give even one of them up! Thanks for letting me share my 6 little friends with you!! Ha! I have 6 kids too!!! This really made me feel better! Wow...
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edt
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   Posted 2/12/2010 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Chutz,

Animals, what a topic.....on January 2 my black lab rotty Cinder Ella died in her sleep, she was my forever dog.  She was 14, I am so grateful to have had her for that long but I'm so selfish in wishing she were still here. I knew I would grieve but never imagined it would be this hard.

We inherited my mother in laws Miniature Daschund 2 yrs ago, he is a character, I have always liked bigger dogs but this little guy does some crazy things...the sad thing is since Cinder passed he is not as playful and over the last week has developed spinal issues.  I am taking him for treatments and praying he gets better.

Sorry to be a downer but I know every animal lover on HW understands my pain!!

Your puppy is soooo cute!

XXOO
Patti


snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 2/12/2010 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
We have a beautiful 1year old female Rottweiler named Annie Oakley. We got her from a lady one year and one day to the passing of our other Rottie who was 13.
Annie was already 6months old when we got her, she had been taken by another family then returned because of her size. The family we got her from didnt think anyone would want a 6month old dog, but we sure did...She is such a character. She has to be inn your lap at all times! Ya, thats 95 pounds in your lap 24/7!

Also, we coach soccer and one of our girls was moving to the Phillipeans, she had a cat and lookedat my hubby with her big brown eyes and said:
"Coach, I am only worried about what to do with my kitty"
Well, that did him in and we adopted her cat.
We changed her name to:
Spazzy McPooper Pants
HAHA, funny I know!
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/12/2010 7:21 AM (GMT -7)   

   edit, so sorry to hear of your loss. Pets can be just like children to their owners.

 

 We have several cats around the house, and most all of them are outside cats. We did just get a new one for inside a few weeks ago, and he is a Ragdoll breed. I just love this cat, and so does my wife. He follows us everywhere we go, and sleeps with as well. We never thought a cat woulf play fetch with us!

 

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Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 2/12/2010 7:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh and for all of us who have lost our loved ones, you probably know this poem, but if you don't please google "The Rainbow Bridge". It was so comforting to me when I lost my cat, Jackson.
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MsBunky
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   Posted 2/12/2010 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Morning everyone!

My husband and I have one cat named Dorie. She's a grey/black tabby and will be 1 year old this April. We got her at a pet store in town that also has rescued animals...the mom and one kitten had already gone to a new home so it was Dorie and her two brothers left. She was 7 weeks old when we brought her home and she's a real joy.

She follows Ray around like a puppy and every day, when he comes home from work, she runs to the door to meet him. He takes off his jacket and shoes, picks her up and then we all have a family hug together.

Hope everyone has a great weekend, with no pain. I'm off to the spa today with a girlfriend for a 90 minute massage and I can not WAIT!!

hugs,
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skeye
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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Great topic Chutzie (and Char who requested it)! I have 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 snake. My dogs are all golden retrievers. The two girls, Cricket & Piper, are just about 7 & 6 yrs. The boy, Rory, (my baby) is 15 mo. We weren't planning on getting another dog, but he just kind of fell into our arms (long story). He is actually my dog & like Chutzie's puppy, he's a real pistil too -- too bad we don't live close enough to get together for a play date. I'm really close to all my animals, but my relationship with him is different. It's hard to describe. It's like he is my soul mate.

My two cats, Chloe, a grey tabby/calico domestic short-hair, and Sammy, a gorgeous black & white domestic long hair, are coming up on 12 yrs old. We rescued Sammy as a kitten & he is the sweetest most beautiful cat, although he's a little uncoordinated (it took him months to learn how to retract his claws - he used to get stuck on things all the time & we have to come rescue him). I think he is part Persian. He is just striking! Chloe is fat & is often very mean & nasty. She rules the roost -- she takes pleasure out of torturing the dogs. They are all scared of her!! I think that she is jealous because she wants to be a dog.

My snake, Elvis, is a 3 yr old corn snake. At school I work in a lab that breeds snakes & so he (and another snake that I used to have) came from our breeding colony. He is just the best. Many people come to me never having held a snake before, or not liking snakes. Well, after they meet Elvis, they usually change their mind about snakes! He is the gentlest creature. Everyone loves him. My mom has actually become quite attached to him!

I could talk for hours & hours about my animals, but I've got to head off to class!

Skeye

Post Edited (skeye) : 2/12/2010 9:58:25 AM (GMT-7)


privey
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   Posted 2/12/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
We are cat people at our house. The two joys we have inside are Tomi and Grayson. Tomi is the oldest and the biggest probably 7-8 years old and weighs in around 18lbs. He is laid back and you can even vaccum him when you are clean the furniture cause he doesnt want to move. Grayson's personality is skiddish compared to Tom, he hides when we have company and isn't nearly as social. However, Grayson talks to us all the time and when it is just us he is very social. We also have 6 ferrel cats outside that have taken up residence in our storage shed which hubby cut a mouse size hole in to so they can get out of the weather. Momma cat is not much older than a year and she had 5 babies this past spring. She is really a good little momma and her babies are as big if not bigger than her. Over the years Ken has had deer meat that was frozen that never was eaten and many other things that need to be used. We put all that stuff in a pressure cooker and cook it outside on the burner beside the grill because sometimes it doesn't smell too well, then Ken mixes it with dry food and whiska's so we feed them everyday. They have become accustomed to our feeding them and raise cain starting from 3:30 until they are fed. They are all soo cute. Out of the six Kenny said he can pick up and pet all but one. The one that is skiddish is the runt. I don't know how long they'll hang out but I do believe if they left Kenny would really miss them

Also, Michael has the coolest cat in Kansas. He is beautiful and has a huge personality. If anything happens to our inside boys I'm sure we will be looking for a new Ragdoll so we can keep up with the Wichita folks. hehe...Their cat is just awesome....

Chartreux
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   Posted 2/12/2010 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Chutz, Thanks..
Edt so very sorry on the loss of your beloved pet!
As a kid my mom would never let us own a pet, she'd always say she was allergic to dogs, so after I got married, on our 2nd Christmas we decided to buy a dog Keeshound (sp?) (It's smaller than a chow and has a mixed coat of brown and black) we got him 8 days before Christmas that year his name was Malachi, (he came from a puppy mill type store, which we didn't know at the time was a puppy mill) and he died on Christmas Eve from Parvo, it was a bad Christmas.
So then a year before my daughter Jasmine was born, we found Maximillion, the cutest lil black kitty and a year after Jasmine, we got Thresea siamese mixed kitty, Max and Theresa both died in 2008 (they we're old), along with a Russian blue we had adopted (accident). But then we got Lucky and a friend came over with a cute black kitty they had found and Chancellor (Chance) has now been with us 2 years, we also adopted a Siamese mixed (Snowshoe breed) Remington (remmy) and he will be 2 this year too. We tried to adopted a Russian Blue again near Christmas of 2008 but he tested positive for feline luekemia and we had to give him back. so in August 2009 another Russian Blue came up for adoption and we named him Dimitri, well he's not a Russian Blue but a Chartreux..anyways I have 3 very cute lil boy kitties and they still follow me around the house, except that Chance usually gets my lap for his nap times...
Yes it's sad and hard when a pet friend dies, but we are the priliged (sp?) ones for being able to have them in our lives to make our time here a little more pleasant and the love they give is healing to our inner selves..I know they brighten my day...
Hugz to all
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/12/2010 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe....
All the "oldies" in the forum know my history with hoping to adopt a cat from a shelter, but in the meantime visiting shelters to give treats (but being asked NOT to do that anymore by the Humane Society so I now go to a different shelter when I have a chance). I will get one once I know some things in my life are more secure. It would be crushing to me to have to give one up in a few months due to any number of circumstances, so for now....still visiting.

I had dogs growing up and through most of my adult life, but back 1985 a neighbor was taking care of a Mother orange tiger cat with her kittens and I ended up taking one. His name was Moocher and he did earn his name! LOL I had him until 2005, and this is the longest time in my life without a pet. But the new shelter I go to keeps their cats in "rooms" (really large floor to ceiling pens) where there are a few cats sharing each room and I can walk into the room and have them right there. Now THAT's fun! I'll be cuddling with one cat, and another will jump on my shoulder out of nowhere. I'm always smiling when I leave there! Trouble is they have very limited hours, as they're only staffed by volunteers. Once winter is over, I'll try to go more often as it's about half hour away.

Edt - yes, you're right, we do understand. ((((((((((((Edt))))))))))))

Hugs to you, Edt.

And thanks to everyone else for the pet stories! I love reading all the names!!

PaLady

edt
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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   
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White Beard
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   Posted 2/13/2010 12:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I am hoping to get a dog again, once I get everything settled, I had a dog named Moggie for many many many years I had to have him put down about 2 years ago I guess he was 19 years old. That was hard to do, I held him as the vet gave him the injection. I had never done that before and I don't don't know if I could ever do it again! But I just did not want him to be alone when the Vet gave him the injection. Pets really do become a part of your family and can be your very best friend. Skeye has recommended a type of dog, that I really do think I would like to have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel I have been thinking about getting one even before I sell the house. It would be nice to have a companion!

White Beard

flower123
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   Posted 2/13/2010 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was little, I had fish, lizards, turtles, and snakes!

Chartreux
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   Posted 2/14/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
PALady I sure hope you can get a little kitty soon and when you do maybe I could help you and send you some kitten food or toys, okay. Sure wish I lived near you or you near me so I could help you with the liter box as well, keep us posted on this.
I'll try to be there for ya...
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and I'll keep positive on this for you, it'll happen....
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/14/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe, Chart, that's so sweet! Believe me the forum will know when I have a feline roaming the house!

The other day I could have sworn I heard a cat crying outside. Of course I looked around and couldn't find one anywhere, but I ran to the dollar store to buy a few cans a food just in case one shows up at my door! I mean, then I'd have to take it in!!! LOL

PaLady

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 2/14/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
PaLady, my offer still stands to help with the kitty when you decide the right time to get one as well. It sounds like Chartreux will do the same too. Lets hope that time will come soon for you. Let us know if one show up at the door to feed!

Michael

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skeye
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   Posted 2/15/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I think we'd all chip in! smilewinkgrin

Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 2/15/2010 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe, that's really touching! Brings a tear to my eye! cry

But in the meantime, if any of you are ever around any of your local shelters, you can bring in a bag of cat food or something to them! You don't have to wait for me to get one! :-)

Thanks again for all your kind offers!

PaLady
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