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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 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.

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???


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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   Posted 2/12/2010 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Ooooh pets! LOL Growing up I had 10 cats, 4 calicos, 1 siamese, 1 russian blue, 2 tabbies, 1 tortise shell, and 1 solid black. I also had 4 dogs, 2 lab-chow mixes, 1 cocker spaniel, and 1 pure mutt. I can even remember their names, Smokey, Whiskers, Tiny, Tiger, Onyx, TC, Lily, Ivy, Stormy and Jasper were the cats, all but Jasper, Ivy and Lily have gone on to heaven, those three live with my grandparents. Then the dogs were Pixie, Dixie, Gilbert and Casey. They too have passed.
Right now I have a 7 y/o tabby persian bobcat mix, Princess JetJet (it's really her house, she just lets us live here), a 18moz-2 y/o Norwegian Elkhound and Alaskan Malamute that's 130lbs and thinks he's a lapdog baby, then Typhon, a tabby mix, coffee and cream colored tabby that's a hermaphrodite, which I had heard 99.99999% are sterile, not Typhon, he's in heat, externally male, internally female, poor cat's in misery but no one can do a thing for him. To get him fixed I'd have to pay to neuter both genders, and that's just not in the budget till my disability comes through.
Oh, and we had a California king snake for about a year, her name was Oreo and very timid gentle snake.... but hey you know what... it was a SNAKE IN MY HOUSE?! And I think the only good snake is one that's a purse or belt. Oreo now resides in our local zoo, when my husband went into the wheelchair he was unable to care for her and I got nauseous looking at her. (she was longer than I am tall) But the good thing is we can go see her any day of the week, she's used as a teaching snake, taken around to schools for her temperament and hubby gets to play with her when we go.

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   Posted 2/12/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Chutz,

I am so happy that you got a puppy. I lost my german shepherd Dharma in November and am getting a new pup in March, if all works out okay. I am so excited, only one month to go.

I have had many dogs in my life, often four at a time. I loved them all. Mostly german shepherds, but a mutt here and there. They were all special to me.

I think I am going to get a crate for the little girl that I am getting and put her in it at night. Does anybody know what kind to get, I have never crate trained before. But I understand that it becomes a safe haven for them. So I don't feel so bad about doing it now.

I am going to name my new puppy Jasmine. My husband thinks it is a sissy name, but I like it. It is my favorite flower, other than gardenia, and that sounds stupid to me for a name, though I could call her garden for short. lol...

I hope that you all have a good day.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 2/12/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Right now I have two cats. I have an adult calico named Sassy, and then I have a kitten named Fiesty. She is kind of a gray tiger cat with white on her belly and on at least one of her paws. She really is a beautiful cat. They both are. Sassy reminds me of this other calico cat I had named Gwenhyvhar. (Gwen for short.) She was such a wonderful cat and I miss her all the time. When I got pregnant, I had to get rid of her because the apartment complex we were moving into did not allow pets. Believe me, I was so heartbroken. That cat and I had been through a lot together, and she always made me smile. She had all these funny behaviors. She always knew my moods. She knew when to be playful and when to lie down and just let me pet her. Gwen was such a wonderful cat, and every day I hope she found a good home with a nice older lady. But, anyways. I love my cats. Sometimes I wish I could have a golden retriever. But, right now, all I can have is cats, and I love mine.
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   Posted 2/12/2010 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
:) First I will say that pet conversation can swing right back to the topic because pets help to destress.  I myself have had several cats including ones that were actually wild but they hung around our house and ate our cats' food and they would let us pet them.  My first cat was named fluffy.  after I went to college and came home we discovered that i was actually allergic to the cats because everytime I came home I got so sick.  After i graduated from college I got a dog it was an australian dingo but for grooming purposes it was a lab(they wouldn't touch a Dingo).  I currently have two birds one I bought about 2 and 1/2 years ago and the other I acquired from a church friend about three months ago.  Right now the biggest source of laughter I have is those darn birds :).... My mother has taught the cockatiel(moon), the newer bird to say shut up well now that this bird says it the parakeet(Skie) echoes it back.  so in the morning that is what I wake up to.  It is the funniest thing.  I had a different parakeet when I had my dog but I thing the parakeet(babie) died from depression after we lost my dog.  that one had learned "shut up you are making to much noise"... One day we had some guys moving in a new couch that we had bought and the bird screamed that and the guys looked at me like I said.  I told them don't look at me look at her she taught it to say that... :)

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   Posted 2/12/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutzie, your little fur baby Cedar is precious.
I have two cats, Charlie and Frankie who will turn 2 in April. They are brothers,
Domestic Short Hair and Siamese mix. Charlie is a brown tabby and Frankie ia a lynx
point. Both boys are smart, naughty and very lovable. I have mentioned before how
these boys can open doors, jump up, hit the lever handle and they're in or out. They
are indoor cats, so I always need to lock doors. I grew up with cats and I plan to
always have one. I love them!
Hugs, Robin

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   Posted 2/12/2010 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Ahhhh, a subject near and dear to my heart. tongue I was raised on a farm and we always had cats and dogs. My dad loved dogs and loved to train cattle dogs and raised border collies til his health got too bad, not from age but cancer. They are the smartest dogs.
I got the love for dogs gene. We had a german shepherd at one time when we lived in the country that I loved but when we decided to move into town it wasn't fair to him since he had been raised on a farm so we made the hard decision to give him to a farmer so he could remain running and having a good time in the country.
A few years later we got Brandy our first bichon. I could sit here all day writing Brandy stories. She was so human-like it almost seemed unnatural sometimes. She seemed to know how she was suppose to behave no matter where we took her and she went all over this country with us. At family reunions she would go from person to person and get on their lap (okay she had one minor flaw, she thought the world revolved around her and everyone loved her and would be happy if she graced them with her attention). We never put Brandy on a leash no matter where we went cause she knew her boundaries, don't know how but she did. In motels she would never make a peep no matter what kind of noises she heard but at home she would warn us if she heard a noise.
Brandy loved to play ball, for hours and hours. She could catch and throw. She about drove the three older grandchildren crazy when they were at our house cause they couldn't sit and watch TV without throwing the ball for Brandy. She welcomed each and everyone of the younger grandchildren into this world the first time she seen them and was not happy unless they were put on the floor for her to sniff and kiss and then she was fine. She started throwing the ball at them as soon as they got old enough to move around.
about a year and a half ago she had like a seizure one afternoon and thank God my youngest son was here when it happened cause I went crazy. We rushed her to the vet and they started doing test but everything was coming back normal. Within a few days the seizure like episodes happened more and more and she got to where she couldn't even standup and lost control of her bladder. The vet said she had to have had a fast growing tumor in the brain but there wasn't time to take her anywhere for any kind of test. We had her put to sleep the morning of July 7th in her daddy's arms.
Now we have Krissy our second bichon that is quite the handful, if I only had her energy all would be well, and Tique our little shih tzu that is a little angel. Krissy is so smart and we are trying to direct that to good and not evil and Tique is so laid back and quite the baby. If I lay down on the couch I have my four legged heating pads on me or beside me. They are our four legged children and spoiled rotten. They bring life to our house and give so much love I can't imagine life without either of them. They are still puppies and puppies are like babies and have to be taught but we are getting there.
Okay this could become a book if I don't stop here.
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   Posted 2/12/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
We have a Golden Retriever named Sam, he is 16 months old.  He is so gorgeous and smart.  We also have a Basset Hound named Libby, she is 18 months old and cute as a button and thinks she runs the house hold. And then there is Gretel, our cat who lives outside. We had an English Bulldog named Hyde that died Sept. 2008.  We're still not over him.  He lived to be 4.  I think pets do wonders for health.  Gotta love em.

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   Posted 2/12/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
For four years we have been keeping my niece's yellow tabby while she was in college. She'll be taking him back this spring when she moves into a place that allows cats. I also have a 1-year-old kitty, Jamaica. Karen, my husband hates that name and calls her Jammy. She's a white, black and caramel calico who's very funny and active and really annoys the big cat.
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