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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 10/11/2010 1:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Monday Koffee Klatch
     If you are new to this forum family then you may be wondering what kind of goofy question is that on a health care forum. idea   We all suffer with medical conditions and with most of us there is pain involved...sometimes a lot of pain. Or maybe you are the loved one of one of these persons. This forum is all about how we help and support each other, how we gain back more quality to our lives, and how we can learn and share what we gain along the way and hopefully make not only our lives better but the lives of others who come to join us.

      But we need to also remember that there is the other side of life...the side that isn't concentrated on illness and pain. That's why we started the daily Koffee Klatch. This is a time to laugh, reminisce, chit-chat about the silly things in our lives...all fun things and no pain. In fact the 'P' word is not allowed...  turn    So each day we share our thoughts or experiences on a different topic. Often it includes food, sometimes we talk about our past, and other times we just get goofy! Laughter is our goal. So, please join us whether this is your very first day on Healing Well or you're a seasoned veteran.
Daily Question:
Do you have any pets?

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood

Chronic Pain Moderator

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   Posted 10/11/2010 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I have 3 Kitty Kats, sometimes they are just wonderful and sometimes they drive me nuts...
One is a Black kitty (Chancellor or Chance) that was given to me by a friend, one is a Snowshoe (Remington)
we adopted from shelter and one is a Chartreux (Dimitri) we adopted from HOPE...
They are all Male kitties and they like to have there teeth brushed, I started this routine early and it helps that the
pet toothpaste is chicken flavored...I can't have Dogs as I'm highly allergic to them...
Never had a pet as I was growing up, my mom wouldn't allow them, yet they have a cat now...
Thanks Dani, love this topic...

Post Edited (Chartreux) : 10/11/2010 12:10:17 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/11/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I have three kittys, too. Techancially two are my niece's, but I feed them and care for them.
Mine is a multi colored long haired calico. She's beautiful and very aloof at times. She loves packaged ham, cheese, and cream cheese.
The brothers, my niece's, are complete opposites. One is a short haired black and white and very naughty. The other is a long haired dark gray and white and is a big lovable teddy bear.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 10/11/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   


   Yepper!....A Ragdoll breed Cat. Simpley an amazing animal!

   Often nicknamed the "Dog Cat, because they, in ways, act like a dog at times.

This is a rather large breed of cat and can get upwards of 20 to 25lbs. My wife and I have never had a cat act like this, and is not normal to most breeds of cats. His name is "Mieko! We would definitely buy one again if we needed to.

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   Posted 10/11/2010 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a 4 yr old Brit. Spaniel named Britt and a 3 yr old Golden Retriever named Jazz. They are a lot of company to me but they are also a lot work. Both shed and I have to run the sweeper at least once a day in the rooms they are allowed in. Thank goodness I do not have carpet in those rooms. I have wood floors in the living room and hallway and their nails have really scratched my floor. This was something I did not think about. I was too worried about my husband tracking in metal from the garage when he out there building stuff, lol. These two can be very entertaining and they each have their personalities going on. Britt is a thief, he steals hubby's remote to the tv every time he gets up from his chair and leaves the room, it has become a game. He steals anything he can get in his mouth. Both have large kennels that they can go into to nap or get away from each other. If something is missing we check Britt's kennel and usually you find it there. This morning he ate the left over tortillas from tacos last night. So husband did not have breakfast tacos after all, lol. Jazz is a big ole luv bug, she tops out at about 130, she is a marmaduke . She has no clue as to how big she is and I have to watch her because she has knocked me down before. She can send the Britt flying, he weighs 50 pounds. being so much smaller he is able to get in small places away from her when she is chasing him. She has made him yelp more than once too. Jazz is the first female dog I have ever owned and she really gets that Alpha dog personality doing on with Britt. They look like Mutt & Jeff together with her being so big and him small. They keep things alive around here most of the time.
Moderator Chronic Pain Forum

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   Posted 10/11/2010 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
We have 3 golden retrievers: 2 females (half-sisters), ages 6 & 7 yrs, and one male, who will turn 2 at the end of the month. The male dog is mine, whereas the other two are family dogs. We never planned on getting a third dog. It just sort-of happened, but it has been one of the best things that has happened to me, as he and I are very very closely bonded to each other & he has helped me get through some very rough times.

We also have 2 cats. They are both 12 yrs old. The female is a grey/calico domestic shorthair. She rules the roost. All the dogs are terrified of her, especially poor Piper. It's kind of funny to see a 75 dog so scared of a 10 lb cat, but the cat really does torture the dogs. The other cat, a male black & white domestic longhair, is just the sweetest cat ever. We rescued him as a kitten & couldn't have asked for a better cat. He is gorgeous & his purr is so loud and makes you feel so loved.

I also have a 4 yr old corn snake that I adopted from a research lab that I used to work in. Everyone loves him. He is still rather small (for a corn snake) and is just the friendliest little thing. He has changed so many people's opinions about snakes. Just like any other animal, snakes are individuals & have different personalities, but this guy is just the best. If you can believe that a snake is "sweet," this one certainly is.


Monty's Mom
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   Posted 10/12/2010 5:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Ahh, pets. We have a golden retriever named Achilles who is 4 years old and a Boston terrier Pug mix puppy who is 6 months. They are a riot together. We though for quite some time about getting a puppy since the level of work involved is so high, but things have worked out nicely. He has completed our family in a way we never had before, and has been the easiest dog I have ever trained or had as a puppy. My golden is showing signs of arthritis, so I believe we may become pain buddies and care for each other.
Cats, well, we have 5 right now. They are 13, 2 who are 10 years old, and 2 who are 5 years old. Only the 13 year old cat is one I brought into my home. The others were strays my ex-husband picked up and left behind when things didnt work out. When he took his 4, they all came back in carriers on my porch weeks later. At that point, I began a search for homes that never bore fruit. No one in our area responded, and my fiance loves  them. So they stay. I love them each as well, but it is a struggle at times for our family to keep up with 6 litter boxes!
Each of our pets has its own quirks and loving personality, and keep me busy for hours with their play and requests for petting. There are many days that they are my only companions and I can't imagine CP without them.
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