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Title: We love our pets!
Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 22 Nov 2010, 15:14
And everyone loves bunnies.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/got_mules/73474_445523760804_525270804_5377147_353285_n.jpg)

Thumbalina the French Angora that is way bigger then most cats.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/got_mules/IMG_1466.jpg)

Spunge and Brillo. Mini Rex cross and Netherland Dwarf cross.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/got_mules/40057_417522185804_525270804_4770044_5882234_n.jpg)

Spunge, Brillo, and Handsoap, the bunny I lost in our custody battle over the rabbits.

I'm pretty sure my pets are the most badass. But I'll take challengers.

Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: tommydski on 22 Nov 2010, 15:17
Welcome back, Hartley.

Betty is still alive, she is now 15 years old. She is the best cat ever -

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs048.snc1/4439_188709605047_532260047_6927051_1037899_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs092.snc4/35941_10150219437400048_532260047_13591537_2269507_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs490.snc3/26803_10150140208395048_532260047_11362050_6315924_n.jpg)
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Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Nov 2010, 15:17
I still have this old thing.


(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1031/5183649875_eee297b80d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slackadaisy/5183649875/)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: tommydski on 22 Nov 2010, 15:18
Tiger is looking up at Betty.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 22 Nov 2010, 15:19
"hoozat?!"
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Nov 2010, 15:20
Tiger is jealous of Betty's credenza/radiator/thing. There are no good cat perches in this house. She just sits on the top of the stair rail instead and then I get worried and take her down.

(Also Tiger and Betty are old friends from webcam times a few years ago when Tommy and I would make them wave to each other.)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: tommydski on 22 Nov 2010, 15:21
Betty has fifteen beds in my house. I am serious, I have counted.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: squawk on 22 Nov 2010, 15:22
BEFORE THIS BECOMES THE CAT THREAD,

new bird takeshi! my sister got him in july.

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n217/rageaholicdove/taco1.jpg)

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n217/rageaholicdove/taco2.jpg)

He just runs everywhere instead of flying.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Eris on 22 Nov 2010, 15:23
I don't have any pets these days. Unless Speckle Face the pigeon counts (he doesn't, really).


Now I am sad and want a kitty.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Nov 2010, 15:25
Aw thanks Anna, the bird is already in a dish and everything! I am sure Tiger will appreciate it. ;)
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Post by: tommydski on 22 Nov 2010, 15:28
That birdie is smiling!
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Post by: valley_parade on 22 Nov 2010, 15:30
Tommy, are those hairy cows still in your yard?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: David_Dovey on 22 Nov 2010, 15:34
I don't have any pets either :( Except for all the dogs we have adopted when we have stayed at people's house. My favourite dog is probably still Huda's Jack Russel, Dodger (that I do not have any photos of unfortunately).

There was also Tonya

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs648.snc4/60882_452982457528_741252528_5450364_5904798_n.jpg)

and Remi

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs648.snc4/60882_452982427528_741252528_5450358_6949611_n.jpg)

and Kelso

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs668.snc4/60882_452982437528_741252528_5450360_4038504_n.jpg)

and Milo the extremely overweight cat

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs704.snc4/62475_452982242528_741252528_5450344_1603776_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: squawk on 22 Nov 2010, 15:40
ALLY HE IS TAKING A BATH
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Post by: michaelicious on 22 Nov 2010, 15:41
All I have is a crappy picture from my sister's friend's cell phone, because apparently Dogbook doesn't exist anymore. Anyway, this elder statesman is my dog friend, Bailey. I call him Bonnie 'Prince' Bailey, or sometimes Baile Funk, because I think Bailey is an unfortunately plain name for a dog.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v129/jesusvsthepolice/bailey-2.jpg)

He is the handsomest little guy.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: StaedlerMars on 22 Nov 2010, 15:55
I misread this thread title and felt instantly sad.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Nov 2010, 15:59
because I think Bailey is an unfortunately plain name for a dog.

My friend has a puppy named Bailey. His parents wouldn't let him name it after Frank Lampard, so he went with a tribute to Gareth Bale instead.

Personally, I don't know why he didn't just name it Gareth, if that's what he was going for.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: David_Dovey on 22 Nov 2010, 16:03
Probably because Gareth is an even sadder name for a dog than Bailey?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: valley_parade on 22 Nov 2010, 16:06
It is kind of a odd name. It's like there should be more at the end, or someone couldn't say Garth correctly.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Aurjay on 22 Nov 2010, 16:12
kind of an old picture but this my 1 true love. Her name is Sassy and she is about 10 now. I don't have any newer pics here with me but this is the one i keep in my wallet in lieu of any actual real kids. 
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/5200057698_e04a7dd27d.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 22 Nov 2010, 16:15
australian shepherd brigade!

Copper (big) and Ruby (little)
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/doggies.jpg)


RIP Wildcard, cut down before the prime of his life by a ruthless predatory bird most likely  :cry:
(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/kitty.jpg)


I miss my pets
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Ozymandias on 22 Nov 2010, 16:16
Holy shit, Hi Hartley.

(http://www.pretentiousgamer.com/etc/akirajerk.jpg)


THIS IS MY CAT

He is being an asshole in this picture because I was working on that laptop and turned away for like 2 minutes.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: David_Dovey on 22 Nov 2010, 16:17
Aurjay that pic reminds me of this pic

(http://tinyurl.com/birthdaydog)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: KharBevNor on 22 Nov 2010, 16:28
DER DEUTSCHEN KATZEN IST DIE UBERKATZEN

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/KharBevNor/DSC_0179.jpg)

KATZENLAND MUSST ERWACHEN!

(my cat looks a bit like Hitler)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Aurjay on 22 Nov 2010, 17:14
Aurjay that pic reminds me of this pic
i dont think that dog could be any happier.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: David_Dovey on 22 Nov 2010, 17:18
I would describe that look as... mellow, personally.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 22 Nov 2010, 17:58
If I could only get the Bluetooth on my computer working I'd cute-bomb the hell out of this thread. It's probably for your own good that I can't.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 22 Nov 2010, 18:04
Sadly my mom got rid of our dog, but we still have our cat.  Then again I'm bombarded by cute cats almost daily through my work.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 22 Nov 2010, 18:13
This is my kitty, Parker. He currently lives with my mum. I miss him so, but he can be all mine over Thanksgiving break!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v3790/7/2/21400308/n21400308_37349927_4249373.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs378.snc4/46134_765177321565_21400308_41599304_1677985_n.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/0906-1.jpg)

RIP Waffles, who died back in April. I miss my fat-tastic kitty. :c

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/0052.jpg)

He was so fat...

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/0057.jpg)

And this is Rosie. She will be my "pet" for part of December as I housesit for my cousin. She's a pretty rad dog.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs477.ash1/26141_1373684735009_1018500516_1035280_574555_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Cernunnos on 22 Nov 2010, 18:16
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs152.snc1/5656_524402875937_66602927_31203696_6228505_n.jpg)

Ladies and gentlemen, i give you Hobbes. He is the chillest cat.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 22 Nov 2010, 18:17
He looks so pissed.
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Post by: SWOON! at My Gravitas on 22 Nov 2010, 18:17
This thread makes me miss having cats
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Post by: schimmy on 22 Nov 2010, 18:21
Cernunnos, does your cat often make base arguments upon axioms that basic anthropology and common sense prove to be untrue?

What I am trying to say is, what's with the name?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 22 Nov 2010, 18:24
Calvin and Hobbes!!! CALVIN AND HOBBES!!!

(http://www.emergentjourney.com/images/books/calvin.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: schimmy on 22 Nov 2010, 18:37
I wonder what it says about me that that never even occured to me? These guys...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/John_Calvin_2.jpg) and (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d8/Thomas_Hobbes_%28portrait%29.jpg/569px-Thomas_Hobbes_%28portrait%29.jpg)

...are the only Calvin and Hobbes I know anything about at all.
To keep it on topic, I think they'd make awful pets.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 22 Nov 2010, 18:39
Are you kidding, I bet John Calvin's beard would be an amazing thing to pet!

Also

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v62/165/57/1337370343/n1337370343_30025009_4850.jpg)
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Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Nov 2010, 18:49
These were our old ferrets Sam and Simon!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/Ferrets2.jpg)

They died. :( But we have Emmit now!

*Emmit is getting his own post, check below*

This is my cat Sam. He is an awesome emotionally damaged cat with abandonment issues and has asthma. He also is an emotional eater.

(http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/4964/sta72429.jpg)

He likes to steal the couch for it's warms and the entertainment.

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6963/img1044m.jpg)

He also likes boxes, cause what sane cat doesn't like a box.

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1253/sta72166.jpg)

How can you not think this is adorable!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/ImInUrBedStealinUrWarmz.jpg)

AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/ackblom12/DeathKitty.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Jace on 22 Nov 2010, 18:51
Calvin and Hobbes!!! CALVIN AND HOBBES!!!



So we're pretty much just turning everything into a Calvin+Hobbes mashup now huh
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Post by: Lines on 22 Nov 2010, 18:52
Steve, does your cat kill people with lasers that shoot out of his eyes? He should.
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Post by: JD on 22 Nov 2010, 18:53
I have a black lab and a black cat who are so dark they absorb all light. This makes it impossible to take any pictures of them, sorry.
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Post by: Wasteroo on 22 Nov 2010, 18:56
I don't have any pets anymore but I keep reading "old Pets" and "died" together and it's making me sad
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Post by: Cernunnos on 22 Nov 2010, 19:12
...are the only Calvin and Hobbes I know anything about at all.

there is a void in your life
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Post by: ackblom12 on 22 Nov 2010, 19:19
This is the dread beast Emmit

(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/3075/img1055n.jpg)

He is the terror of the carpeted seas!

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/9688/img1045c.jpg)

Luckily, we were able to capture him with only an acceptable number of casualties.

(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/1186/img1043zw.jpg)

His capture, unfortunately, set off a bout of depression which resulted in many a sad sight like the one below.

(http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2752/img1063zj.jpg)
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Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Nov 2010, 20:02
Also I get to borrow this cat. He adopted my boyfriend.

First he was like this
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3461/4571112470_bb39f4ccc3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slackadaisy/4571112470/)

Then he was like this

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/4915900234_2ddb69447a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slackadaisy/4915900234/)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: SirJuggles on 22 Nov 2010, 21:09
Animals! How I love them!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs272.snc1/9916_1151443021560_1092163818_30374930_1901433_n.jpg)

This is my old Australian sheppard Amber. And my little sister (I had to steal the picture off her facebook since I don't have any). She made it almost 15 years, which is pretty good for a dog I guess? I miss her now =(

(http://i650.photobucket.com/albums/uu230/SirJuggles/3c548ac9.jpg)

This is my girlfriend's cat Cleo. She prefers food to people, and thus is tremendously fat.
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Post by: Buttfranklin on 22 Nov 2010, 21:35
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/Xegar/IMG_0081.jpg)

His name is Sparky.

He's kind of a dick, and has an eating disorder that's apparently a common problem with his breed.
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Post by: SirJuggles on 22 Nov 2010, 21:38
People keep saying their pets have eating disorders, and I'm just picturing all these dogs and cats sticking their paws down their throats in the bathroom  :-(
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Post by: Inlander on 22 Nov 2010, 21:42
Gotta be honest, I saw the emoticon coming out of the corner of my eye as I was reading the sentence and I was kinda disappointed when it turned out that it wasn't some special bulimia emoticon.
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Post by: Buttfranklin on 22 Nov 2010, 21:43
I've seen this dog try to eat CDs.

Only things he doesn't seem to want to eat is 1.  Jello (he just puts it in his mouth, tries to chew it, gets weirded out, sets it down, licks it, then leaves it alone), and 2. broccoli (he makes a pile of it hidden in a corner.  He doesn't eat it.)

I love him to death, though, but he keeps trying to eat my wallet and the money in it.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nockiemommy on 22 Nov 2010, 21:52
I am only mildly distraught by my lack of pets, though my mother does own a neurotic cat-from-Hell named Tip, a replacement for my sister's cat Slippers, who died a year ago today from a heart attack at nearly 15 years old.

I had to get rid of my pit bull puppy Chance and my Shih tzu Xenia a few months ago when I moved in with my parents and gave birth to my daughter. Hey! Does a newborn count as a pet? If so, here she is. She's 18 days old in the picture, but will be 3 months old next week.

(http://i482.photobucket.com/albums/rr185/Nockie_aka_Velma/Abarie%20Anne/DSCF0213.jpg)
She even tells me when she has to poop. The peeing, not so much. LOL
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Buttfranklin on 22 Nov 2010, 21:53
If you pet it, it's a pet.

Congratulations!
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Post by: nockiemommy on 22 Nov 2010, 21:59
She is petted quite often - In fact, I saw a little onesie/dress I need to get her saying "I'm not spoiled, I'm just ... really well taken care of" ... Though I might not ... The aforementioned neurotic kitty from Hell is a hateful, jealous tuxedoed asshole who tries to steal her carseat and her little bouncie-seat by sleeping in them and covering them with cat hairs, he also tries to EAT her CLOTHES.

He's such a bastard. But he's a fatso, too. He was the spoiled baby of the house before Abarie came along.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: JD on 22 Nov 2010, 22:11
Mutts are the best dogs. They're so low maintenance.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Elizzybeth on 22 Nov 2010, 22:22
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v321/NvrTooMuchPython/IMG_0008-2.jpg)
Hi, Tammy!  You're a tortoise!

In this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMIdM6d6VdQ), Tammy eats a salad.  In this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsTVG1cEgYQ), Tammy takes a walk.

I bought Tammy when I was 9 years old!  Tammy will outlive me!
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Post by: Eris on 22 Nov 2010, 22:24
speaking of lasercat:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/animals/eevil.jpg)

I miss my kitty. She is living with my mum and all spoilt and fat. I liked her better when she had to try and get her own food.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/Lapuz/animals/doot.jpg)
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Post by: Runs_With_Scissors on 22 Nov 2010, 22:46

[Picture of baby]


Do you have to pay a pet deposit for one of those?

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/got_mules/44757_422888995804_525270804_4909376_4100061_n.jpg)

Also, this is Mo. And I'm sorry I titled this thread badly and made people sad.
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Post by: nockiemommy on 22 Nov 2010, 22:50
Quote from: Runs_With_Scissors
[Picture of baby]
Do you have to pay a pet deposit for one of those?

... Boy, did I ever .... Crib, carseat, playpen ... Unlike the days of yore, dropping baby into a dresser drawer is NOT a good idea, even though it makes for a cute picture!

LOL
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Post by: Allybee on 22 Nov 2010, 23:49
Are you kidding, I bet John Calvin's beard would be an amazing thing to pet!

Also

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v62/165/57/1337370343/n1337370343_30025009_4850.jpg)

this is hot.

going home tomorrow, will take dog pix obviously
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Post by: valley_parade on 23 Nov 2010, 10:07
Calvin and Hobbes!!! CALVIN AND HOBBES!!!


Yep. I used to have a cat named Hobbes, too.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: rae on 23 Nov 2010, 10:45
Gizmo

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1165/5106543587_cb3e0b6bb4.jpg)

Xenu and Arnold

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4124/4990572386_53b1130c14.jpg)

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Post by: tommydski on 23 Nov 2010, 12:13
SirJuggles, I am very sorry about your dog but I think it will help us all to move through the grieving process that much easier if you'd post some more pictures of your sister.

Thanks in advance.
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Post by: pwhodges on 23 Nov 2010, 12:24
A friend's Welsh Terrier puppy has been bringing our dog Polly out of her mourning for Lucy:

(http://cassland.org/images/PollyBessie1.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/PollyBessie2.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/PollyBessie3.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 23 Nov 2010, 14:33
In this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsTVG1cEgYQ), Tammy takes a walk.

This is the dialog that went through my head when I watched this:

"Hey Tammy, whatcha doin'?"
"Walkin."
"Mind if I join?"
"Ok su...OH SHIT WHAT IS THAT?!"
"It's just my camera. Can I tape our walk?"
"No."
"Please?"
"...No."
"Oh do come out."
"I...I don't like this."
"Please?"
"Oh...ok. But I still don't like this. Um. I'm going this way. You...you go the other way, ok?"
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Post by: tommydski on 23 Nov 2010, 14:52
Tommy, are those hairy cows still in your yard?

Oh man, I have something even better. You're going to have to be patient, I don't have a day off work any time soon.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 23 Nov 2010, 14:55
In this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsTVG1cEgYQ), Tammy takes a walk.

This is the dialog that went through my head when I watched this:

"Hey Tammy, whatcha doin'?"
"Walkin."
"Mind if I join?"
"Ok su...OH SHIT WHAT IS THAT?!"
"It's just my camera. Can I tape our walk?"
"No."
"Please?"
"...No."
"Oh do come out."
"I...I don't like this."
"Please?"
"Oh...ok. But I still don't like this. Um. I'm going this way. You...you go the other way, ok?"

That is pretty close to the dialogue I imagine, too!   o/
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Post by: SirJuggles on 23 Nov 2010, 15:05
sister

14 years old.

Though to be honest I expect nothing less from you.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 23 Nov 2010, 15:05
\o
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Post by: valley_parade on 23 Nov 2010, 15:06
Tommy, are those hairy cows still in your yard?

Oh man, I have something even better. You're going to have to be patient, I don't have a day off work any time soon.

ACTUAL YAKS?

Or did Yakubu move in next door?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 23 Nov 2010, 15:41
I found the disc with my computer's Bluetooth driver on it! So now I can transfer photos from my phone to my 'puter.

Good thing I had Hedda to help me, she's so much better with computers than me (she's younger, you see):

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/HDS_Overflow/Image081.jpg)
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 23 Nov 2010, 15:45
The tilt of her head, the paw... totally heart-melting.
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Post by: Inlander on 23 Nov 2010, 15:51
You just make yourself comfortable, Hedda. I was kind of sick of working on this manuscript, anyway.

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/HDS_Overflow/Image041-1.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 23 Nov 2010, 16:08
Be alert, not alarmed!

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/HDS_Overflow/Image008.jpg)
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Post by: Metope on 23 Nov 2010, 16:09
Oh man, your cat is the cutest!

I had a bunny, but she died. I got a cat, but he disappeared. I got another cat, but I moved countries and now he's living with my family back in Norway, and this thread is making me miss him terribly. Sad!
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Post by: JD on 23 Nov 2010, 16:20
sister

14 years old.

Though to be honest I expect nothing less from you.
To be fair all we can see is her head
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 23 Nov 2010, 16:28
Sometimes I just don't understand how cats' spines work.

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/HDS_Overflow/Image043.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Jace on 23 Nov 2010, 20:22
Oh man, I have something even better. You're going to have to be patient, I don't have a day off work any time soon.

Are there... otters?
Capybaras
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Nov 2010, 20:43
Little-known fact: Capybaras fly north for the winter
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 23 Nov 2010, 21:44
Sometimes I just don't understand how cats' spines work.

Whoa. Apparently they are made of rubber and jello.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Tom on 24 Nov 2010, 01:39
Felidae have an extra thoracic and 2 extra lumbar vertebrae than us hominidae. Proportionally, they have longer spines.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: KharBevNor on 24 Nov 2010, 01:47
To be fair all we can see is her head

Not an adequate legal defence.

For any crime, now I think about it.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: scarred on 24 Nov 2010, 02:02
so much adorable going on in this thread

hope i don't ruin it

here's my half german-shepherd half chocolate lab Mia

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v168/131/58/1586130718/n1586130718_30331489_8616.jpg)

she chills with the cat sometimes

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs606.snc4/58644_468952346612_664321612_6675051_2185297_n.jpg)

sometimes we go to the beach!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs202.snc3/20959_1353544247312_1492598178_1793369_930630_n.jpg)


she is almost 12 and starting to show it. her hips are pretty bad and if she's been sleeping it sometimes takes a few minutes for her to be able to get up. but she is still the prettiest!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: SirJuggles on 24 Nov 2010, 02:41
Those 3 images show an amazing range of emotion in that dog. She should do modeling.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: tommydski on 24 Nov 2010, 05:37
Remind me to ask you again in a couple of years.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Thomas Edison on 24 Nov 2010, 07:15
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs148.snc3/17541_1313415442054_1430712860_30892195_5561146_n.jpg)

My mum pretty much treats Akaya as her own child since I left for uni. She is an extremely dopey dog.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs248.ash1/17541_1308476358580_1430712860_30879134_3324292_n.jpg)

Here she is with my second nephew when she was a pup.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs103.snc1/4566_87404452484_603077484_1841152_644080_n.jpg)

And here she is with the same nephew a little while on.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs103.snc1/4566_87404482484_603077484_1841158_6301984_n.jpg)

Her only bad habit is going after birds. Her current kill count is three pigeons and a pheasant.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs261.snc1/8833_1147346646772_1320726093_30410909_5704577_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: StMonkey on 24 Nov 2010, 08:29
Mark is a betta fish
(http://i51.tinypic.com/6za8uf.jpg)

He was also all drugged up, I got him from the biology department at my school after they experimented with anti-depressants on fish.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Barmymoo on 24 Nov 2010, 11:23
I have pets!

(http://adlibgapyear.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/kittens.jpg)
Kittens!

(http://adlibgapyear.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/midge.jpg)
Dog!

(http://adlibgapyear.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/morritz.jpg)
Ninja cat!

(http://adlibgapyear.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/stilton.jpg)
Absent mouse! (Due to superfluity of felines - don't worry, she isn't dead, just living with my dad who has...)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v614/barmymoo/tunny_three.jpg)
This guy!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: scarred on 24 Nov 2010, 13:30
Remind me to ask you again in a couple of years.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v172/131/58/1586130718/n1586130718_30328437_2876.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: kittymao on 24 Nov 2010, 16:23
(http://file.walagata.com/w/kittymao/wuzat.jpg)

Cash (named after Johnny Cash) he's 4 and a maniac.

(http://file.walagata.com/w/kittymao/handsomeracecar.jpg)

Racecar ( boyfriend named him) - the Coolest Cat in the Whole World ( the boyfriend says that).

(http://file.walagata.com/w/kittymao/DSCF1580.JPG)

Dahlia (named after Black Dahlia Murder) - total diva bitch.

(http://file.walagata.com/w/kittymao/cootienotamused.jpg)

Cootie- rescued cat with mental issues. Lived with me for two years, Now lives with my parents as an only cat and is 100% happier.

Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: michaelicious on 24 Nov 2010, 19:35
Thread needs more cockatiel:

(http://dbworld.s3.amazonaws.com/7927403_600.jpg)

This is Moe, who likes to have his head scratched. I dunno what's happening with his tail feathers in this one.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 24 Nov 2010, 19:50
I have a hamster named Red. He gets excited when you walk into the room.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1207.snc4/155956_10100112320685298_5700964_53050611_836513_n.jpg)

He is also the fattest hamster. He likes to use his wheel as a seat instead of a wheel.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs992.snc4/76496_10100112320740188_5700964_53050613_820972_n.jpg)

He used to have a brother named Blue, too. But it turns out that adult hamsters fight, even if they're from the same litter.  :-(
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs155.snc1/5776_776868008178_5700964_44723298_716137_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: sassycasserole on 25 Nov 2010, 17:02
My really bad kitten.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/lamelamelame_/Pictures%20of%20Boycat%20and%20various%20other%20kittens/kitten-1.png)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/lamelamelame_/Pictures%20of%20Boycat%20and%20various%20other%20kittens/HPIM0347.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/lamelamelame_/Pictures%20of%20Boycat%20and%20various%20other%20kittens/kittenontable2.png)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/lamelamelame_/Pictures%20of%20Boycat%20and%20various%20other%20kittens/niglet.png)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/lamelamelame_/Pictures%20of%20Boycat%20and%20various%20other%20kittens/HPIM0049.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/lamelamelame_/Pictures%20of%20Boycat%20and%20various%20other%20kittens/tlbandkitten.png)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: JD on 25 Nov 2010, 17:03
Alright here's the black cat, Elphaba(or Elphie for short)
(http://cubeupload.com/files/a58e0apicture1.jpg)

I kinda curled her up in a ball for this picture but she's actually a real runt.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: JD on 25 Nov 2010, 17:09
I have the best black cat because she is actually named after a witch.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: sassycasserole on 25 Nov 2010, 17:10
I never named my kitten.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Caleb on 25 Nov 2010, 18:24
There are some really awesome evil looking cats in this thread.

I approve.  I wish I had a huge black cat.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 28 Nov 2010, 14:01
Harry I keep getting confused when you post pictures of Hedda because I am pretty sure her and Wembley are the same cat.

I will post pictures of Wembleybutt in a bit! I even had him in a turtleneck sweater with hearts recently.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 28 Nov 2010, 14:30
Actually I'm pretty sure all grey and white cats look basically the same. The key to identification lies in tiny details - in Hedda's case, her white upper lip and her ENORMOUS eyes. On the street where I used to live there was a cat which was almost identical to Hedda, and Hedda used to pick fights with it all the time and that was really confusing. I dubbed it Doppelcat.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: calenlass on 28 Nov 2010, 15:37
All orange tabbies look the same too, but mine is still the best!

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/Cats/2007_0627_094511AA-1.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/Cats/DSCF0002-3-1.jpg)

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/Cats/DSCF0005-5-1.jpg)

His name is Oscar. He is only a little bit fat, actually, just huge (9 kg).
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 28 Nov 2010, 18:19
This is Wembley! He is named after this little fella (http://www.mrorrsclassroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Wembley-fraggle.jpg).

this is the first picture i ever took of him. we're coming home from the house of the people who found him; he was in the pound in the meantime
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/wembles.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/wembleysweater.jpg)
i think he looks like Bagheera from the Jungle Book here:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/wembley037.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/HalloweenWeekend004.jpg)
he was just a widdle bb kitten and they were going to put him to sleep!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/wembley057.jpg)
now we love each other and he sleeps on/near me every night i sleep at home. he is good at spooning.

when i stay at my boyfriend's, i see two kitties!
Clover, who is diabetic
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/clover.jpg)
and Ashley, who was also a found kitten.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/cloversfriendashley.jpg)
(plus bonus boyfriend)

when i go home to my mom's, i hang with Jack
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/jack1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/jack2.jpg)
he's a farm dog! he helps with chores and the kitties all love him. speaking of...
this one is my favorite barn kitty:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/cloverredkittymooos.jpg)
with bonus moos. only a few of the cows could be considered pets... the calves, yearlings, and number 16 are all really sweet and like being petted. they have horses too but i don't have any good pictures of them (they are all big and strong and really nice looking though)
and scooby, the crabby 14 year old maltese. imagine the oldest man you know, all wrinkly and full of age spots, make him all "get off my lawn" and that is the person version of Scooby. He just kinda lies around.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/scooby.jpg)

my dad has a clumber spaniel (which is the most accurately named type of dog ever) named Thunder
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/BrittanyMarie/thunderdog.jpg)
he doesn't like me though.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Nov 2010, 18:32
Brittany + kitty = cutest pic so far
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: smack that isaiah on 29 Nov 2010, 09:02
doggy
That is a beautiful dog.
And there are so many cute cats in this thread already!

I just got back from thanksgiving break and I tried to get some pics of my cat, Max, but he's mostly become accustomed to cameras, so they no longer interest him and he runs away.
So, some older (cameraphone) pics:
(http://imgur.com/RS185.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/zQRjq.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/l5gUy.jpg)
(http://imgur.com/Mqz0M.jpg)
this one's my cell phone background
(http://imgur.com/ruuNX.jpg)
He's got some kidney disease right now, but he's been on medicine for about a year and he's getting better.  I love him very much, and my mom says whenever I go away for college he stays in my room and meows incessantly for a week
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: LeeC on 29 Nov 2010, 09:47
Me and my girlfriend basically live together and I take care of the pets too.

here is her tropical fish tank
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs483.snc3/26449_1268423388982_1181730106_30670236_3790882_n.jpg)

her guppy tank
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs503.snc3/26449_1268423348981_1181730106_30670235_8441_n.jpg)

The big cat named kitty
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs483.ash1/26449_1268423308980_1181730106_30670234_8317541_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs245.ash1/17237_1246875410296_1181730106_30629333_3998818_n.jpg)

The little white kitten Apollo (who has one green eye and one blue and is deaf) He sticks to me like glue
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs083.ash2/37497_1397291250598_1181730106_30951111_1462340_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs163.snc4/37497_1397290970591_1181730106_30951104_6553307_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs178.snc4/38245_1397291010592_1181730106_30951105_6566954_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: JD on 29 Nov 2010, 11:52
Whoa that's a unusual kitten right there
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Nov 2010, 15:06
my roomates and I just tried to adopt an adorable little kitty with two different-colored eyes but they denied us because the "humane" society is just a front for cat-eating aliens: they pretend to want to give them to people but then they make you fill out a ridiculous application and pay money only so they can ultimately deny your request and enjoy all the delicious kittens for themselves.

fucking assholes, you're just going to kill it anyway! Give it me so I can feed it and love it and it won't die immediately!

MOTHERFUCKERS
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Jace on 29 Nov 2010, 15:59
That is one of the things I really hate about some shelters. I don't want to pay like $250 to get a dog, I already have to pay money to buy stuff so that my house can accomodate the dog, don't make me also pay you money for me to keep this dog from dying.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 29 Nov 2010, 16:14
I think most shelters probably charge more for kittens and puppies than they do for older dogs, just to try to encourage people to adopt an older animal which isn't as cute and as immediately appealing as a kitten or a puppy. When I adopted Hedda she was about 8 months old, which is still very young but no longer a kitten. When I arrived at the shelter on the day I got her there was a queue of cars full of people waiting for them to open up, and literally everybody - including me - rushed straight to the kitten room. I didn't see any kittens I particularly liked so I took a punt on the older cats and found Hedda pretty much instantly. Adoption prices at the shelter I got her from are A$80 for a kitten but only A$65 for an older cat, and that includes desexing, microchipping, worming, defleaing and vaccinations.

Plus, do you guys have any idea how many animals animal shelters have to deal with, especially in a city? The shelter I got Hedda from deals with around 16,000 cats a year. 16,000 a year. Just think about that. You can't deal with that many animals on love and kindness alone, it costs money.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: pwhodges on 29 Nov 2010, 16:17
The argument is (in the UK, at any rate) that payment demonstrates your commitment, and so gives them more confidence in the welfare of the dog in your hands; when we got Polly six years ago, it was £100.  In the UK, the Dog's Trust will then pick up the cost of spaying (or do it for you free) if you take a puppy that is too young to have been done at that time.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: LeeC on 29 Nov 2010, 16:17
yeah we lucked out on Apollo, my former house mates found him at their house and put his Pic up on facebook so me and my girlfriend got him free of charge.  apparently there was 4 of them but the other 3 got away and no one claimed him
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Katherine on 29 Nov 2010, 17:07
(http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd368/Katherinewho/nick.jpg)
My one cat is very good at helping me study.

(http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd368/Katherinewho/rick.jpg)
My other cat, not so much.

(http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd368/Katherinewho/puddles.jpg)
They are both good at lazing about like kitty puddles, however.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: LeeC on 29 Nov 2010, 17:32
Whoa that's a unusual kitten right there
I forgot to mention, he also has a belly button that we need to get removed when we get him snipped.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Papersatan on 29 Nov 2010, 19:29
Steve already posted our animals, but here are some of Sam showing his 3 moods. 
1. Sleeping
(http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/7807/sleepingl.jpg)

2. Eating.  In this case licking grease off my finger
(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/3816/licking.jpg)

3. Attack!!
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/6302/yawning.jpg)

(he is actually yawning in that last picture, but he does attack a lot)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 29 Nov 2010, 20:11
I visited my mom for Thanksgiving and Parker was so stoked when he realized I was actually spending the night. I miss my kitty and his sleepy snuggles. :c I kind of want to adopt a kitten from one of my friends, but I kind of just want my cat...
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: JD on 30 Nov 2010, 21:47
Here's a classmate's dog

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs949.snc4/74200_10150091177913054_589778053_7134557_4840672_n.jpg)

He's probably doubled in size by now.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Buttfranklin on 30 Nov 2010, 22:17
Not me in the pic!  Neither am I the little kid.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v114/Xegar/sparkyhart.jpg)

This is 8 years ago.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Elizzybeth on 30 Nov 2010, 23:06
Totally reminiscent of the Coppertone girl (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppertone_girl).  Cute.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: calenlass on 01 Dec 2010, 12:01
The argument is (in the UK, at any rate) that payment demonstrates your commitment, and so gives them more confidence in the welfare of the dog in your hands; when we got Polly six years ago, it was £100.  In the UK, the Dog's Trust will then pick up the cost of spaying (or do it for you free) if you take a puppy that is too young to have been done at that time.

It might have something to do with the fact that I grew up in the ghetto, but none of the shelters I have ever seen will let you take an animal out the door without getting it fixed. My sister adopted a kitten (5 years ago now) when it was 10 weeks old. They refused to hold him until he was old enough, even though my parents offered to pay them for kennel service, and they refused to let us take him home without getting him fixed. 5 years later and he is about 2/3 his proper size, his head is small and triangly, he has abandonment issues, he sucks on sweaters and things, drools when he sleeps, and is afraid of absolutely everything.

I do think it is bollocks, but at the same time I know quite a lot of people in my neighborhood who wouldn't ever go back to get their pet fixed if the shelter just let them walk out the door with it. I suppose there is not much else they can do, really.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: LeeC on 01 Dec 2010, 12:57
me and my moms papillions, Cricket and Pee wee
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1220.snc4/155281_174009932617631_100000258756142_503399_5546499_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 01 Dec 2010, 14:16
Yay fuzzy things! I have so many for your enjoyment.

This is my kitten Eddie. He is all grown up and has a new home now - one of our cats wasn't fixed and then it had babies (no shit man.. my mother apparently thought this couldn't happen) and then they grew up and went to other homes a year or so ago. He had that disorder that made him walk like he was drunk. Sweetest little guy ever.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/meeee/01-13-08_0011.jpg)

This is Yuki. My boyfriend and I just adopted him a couple months ago, after moving into our own place. He's a fatty fat fat. I am not a small girl and he takes up my entire lap, whether or not I want him to.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/yukilap.jpg)

The next pics are kinda big, so clicky the thumbnail for the full size.

This is Bella. Cutest little butt in town. Being eaten by a shark.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/th_100_2363.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/100_2363.jpg)

This is Elvis. He was recently put to sleep because of complications of a surgery that should never have happened :( He was my fat little fuzzy man.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/th_100_2665.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/100_2665.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/th_100_2527.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/100_2527.jpg)

This is Waffle. Being eaten by an alligator!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/th_100_2262.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/100_2262.jpg)

Inky. She's a jerk!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/th_100_2325.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/100_2325.jpg)

Pedro. Absolute sweetheart.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/th_100_1905.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/100_1905.jpg)

And a gratuitous shot of a pile of ferrets.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/th_100_0248.jpg) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/Waffle/100_0248.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: pwhodges on 01 Dec 2010, 14:50
They refused to hold him until he was old enough, even though my parents offered to pay them for kennel service, and they refused to let us take him home without getting him fixed.

The Dog's Trust (a national UK charity) let us take the puppy, but insisted it must spayed within six months.  When we told them that our vet refuses to spay until after the first season, they got quite aggressive in chasing us up to get it done - but we stood our ground.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: redglasscurls on 02 Dec 2010, 12:40
Ohhh kittythread.

Here is fatty Mamacat! She's super pregnant here, but has gotten just as fat after having her kittens because she eats anything vaguely resembling food.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs439.snc3/25231_887474806268_5739266_48941234_6715676_n.jpg)

Her babies are Rorschach (stripey one) and Panda (b&w)- they are a bit less than a year old now and less cute I assume, but they are at their new homes now and this is how I remember them:)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs410.snc3/24771_895875421368_5739266_49241973_2908585_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs410.snc3/24771_895875416378_5739266_49241972_3160063_n.jpg)

And finally, my favorite of them all, Coronita. She is LOUD and loving and insane.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs199.snc3/20647_846638093368_5739266_47539017_1183699_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Dec 2010, 17:30
I met a cat with a goatee today.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 02 Dec 2010, 17:54
Crazy, daddy-o.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 06 Dec 2010, 06:20
We officially have a kitten! One of my roommates, Justin, was over at a friend's for his weekly D&D game and said friend had found a tiny kitten outside of his house. There was no sign of a mom anywhere, so he tried to take it to a shelter, but none of them are taking in kittens right now. (Read: It would be put down if he left it at a shelter.) So he took it back home, Justin saw it at the game and was all d'aww over it and sent his gf, my other roommate Chelsey, a text with a picture asking if we wanted to take it in. We were equally d'aww, so we said yes. So now we have a kitten that's about 6 weeks old who is super adorable and rolly polly who is now named Rorschach, or Rory for short. (We don't know what sex it is, but it's black and white and we wanted a comic book name.) Or as I like to call him Rorschach (Rory) Rolly Polly Chubsy Malone.

Here's Rory:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/2010-12-05201659.jpg)

Here's Chelsey holding him (shortly after this he passed out in that exact position):

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/2010-12-05210825.jpg)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Dec 2010, 06:56
D'awww
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Post by: Cernunnos on 06 Dec 2010, 07:06
KITTENS

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


cuuute
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Post by: KickThatBathProf on 06 Dec 2010, 08:20
This is my cat Leo and shoe boxes are his favorite thing

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs464.ash2/73697_130728290314895_100001331748919_153138_5408007_n.jpg)
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Post by: Liz on 06 Dec 2010, 08:22
I want a kittyyyyyyyyyyyyy mommy can I have one for Christmas pleeeeeeeeease?

:(
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Post by: pwhodges on 06 Dec 2010, 08:58
Good Dog Nigel

Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight
Our little hairy friend
Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright
Arfing round the bend.
Nice dog! Goo' boy,
Waggie tail and beg,
Clever Nigel, jump for joy
Because we are putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel.

(John Lennon)
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Post by: Drill King on 06 Dec 2010, 10:29
TWO CATS NAMED "Rorschach"


THUNDERDOME
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Post by: whom on 06 Dec 2010, 11:15
These are actually my sister's cats, not mine, but they're too cute not to share.
(http://imgur.com/EovMS.jpg)
The white one is Toast and the black one is Dog.  Unfortunately Toast died about a year ago :cry: so my sister got Panda to keep Dog company.

(http://imgur.com/buC8y.jpg)
Panda and Dog

(http://imgur.com/339xs.jpg)
Panda yawns with her eyes open so it looks like she's screaming.  It's pretty hilarious.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Dec 2010, 11:59
TWO CATS NAMED "Rorschach"


THUNDERDOME

Oh crap, I didn't even notice! It's only Thunderdome/Highlander if the other Rorschach is also called Rory. We'll probably mostly call it Rory, especially if it ends up being a girl.
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Post by: Papersatan on 06 Dec 2010, 14:16
Jens, Paul, I see your sad pet words and I raise you the saddest pet video. 

You've been warned. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGQVX8iGbgk)

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Post by: Metope on 06 Dec 2010, 14:18
Kat, don't! Why would you remind me of that :(
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Post by: pwhodges on 06 Dec 2010, 15:21
Wow.
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Post by: Slick on 06 Dec 2010, 17:26
I am so afraid to watch this video right now.
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Post by: tania on 06 Dec 2010, 17:31
oh wow okay do NOT watch that video in a public place
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Post by: tania on 06 Dec 2010, 17:33
i mean not because it's unsafe or anything, just because i'm assuming most people get really freaked out when a stranger at their computer suddenly starts weeping and bawling for apparently no reason
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 06 Dec 2010, 19:00
Yeah, I was like, "Whatever, I can deal with a sad pet video.  HEART OF STEEL!"

Then it started, and I was like, "This is super mawkish.  And it's ten minutes long... no way am I sitting through this whole thing."

Then two minutes later I was crying.  And of course I sat through the whole thing.
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Post by: LeeC on 06 Dec 2010, 19:08
i mean not because it's unsafe or anything, just because i'm assuming most people get really freaked out when a stranger at their computer suddenly starts weeping and bawling for apparently no reason
That video honestly didnt make me emotional...probably because I muted it after reading it was soo sad.  But one of the "related videos" was this one and i teared up a bit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysKAVyXi0J4&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysKAVyXi0J4&feature=related)
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Post by: Drill King on 06 Dec 2010, 19:17
why would you mute it, music is one of the number one things for emotions in videos.
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Post by: Lines on 07 Dec 2010, 18:46
My roommates renamed the cat Harley Quinn because today we found out that the kitten is a girl and Rorschach is "too manly", even though we decided we'd call it Rory if it were a girl. I am disappoint. Oh wells. Probably still call it Rory. It's not my cat, so I'll confuse it if I like!
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Post by: Inlander on 07 Dec 2010, 19:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Je1CEPkUM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2Je1CEPkUM)
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Post by: pwhodges on 07 Dec 2010, 23:05
The Naming Of Cats by T. S. Eliot

The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover--
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
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Post by: Tom on 07 Dec 2010, 23:42
Every cat I've ever known has been named only to simply be called "the cat" instead.
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Post by: Elizzybeth on 07 Dec 2010, 23:51
Every cat I've ever known has been named only to simply be called "the cat" instead.

My mom signs gifts for me with her cat's name ("Spook") rather than "Mom."

I think she thinks it's cute?

(But it actually just kind of makes her look a little nuts.)

(Emails like this don't help, either: "All Utopian Goals and Dreams will elude humankind until a Massive Collective Alteration in State of Consciousness occurs.  Mass Enlightenment will allow Earthly Paradise to Manifest!  ie The solution is Spiritual!"  Oh, Mom.)
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 07 Dec 2010, 23:56
My mum sends me stuff about how awesome Christianity is. Also feng shui. Oh well.
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Post by: Inlander on 08 Dec 2010, 02:16
The Naming Of Cats by T. S. Eliot

The Death of a Cat, by Louis MacNeice

I

Since then, those months ago, these rooms miss something,
A link, a spark, and the street down there reproves
My negligence, particularly the gap
For the new block which, though the pile of timber
Is cleared on which he was laid to die, remains
A gap, a catch in the throat, a missing number.

You were away when I lost him, he had been absent
Six nights, two dead, which I had not learnt until
You returned and asked and found how he had come back
To a closed door having scoured the void of Athens
For who knows what and at length, more than unwell
Came back and less than himself, his life in tatters.

Since when I dislike that gap in the street and that obdurate
Dumb door of iron and glass and I resent
This bland blank room like a doctor's consulting room
With its too many exits, all of glass and frosted,
Through which he lurked and fizzed, a warm retort,
Found room for his bag of capers, his bubbling flasket.

For he was our puck, our miniature lar, he fluttered
Our dovecot of visiting cards, he flicked them askew,
The joker among them who made a full house. As you said,
He was a fine cat. Though how strange to have, as you said later,
Such a personal sense of loss. And looking aside
You said, but unconvincingly: What does it matter?

II

To begin with he was a beautiful object:
Blue crisp fur with a white collar,
Paws of white velvet, springs of steel,
A Pharaoh's profile, a Krishna's grace,
Tail like a questionmark at a masthead
And eyes dug out of a mine, not the dark
Clouded tarns of a dog's, but cat's eyes -
Light in a rock crystal, light distilled
Before his time and ours, before cats were tame.

To continue, he was alive and young,
A dancer, incurably male, a clown,
With his gags, his mudras, his entrechats,
His triple bends and his double takes,
Firm as a Rameses in African wonderstone,
Fluid as Krishna chasing the milkmaids,
Who hid under carpets and nibbled at olives,
Attacker of ankles, nonesuch of nonsense,
Indolent, impudent, cat catalytic.

To continue further: if not a person
More than a cipher, if not affectionate
More than indifferent, if not volitive
More than automaton, if not self-conscious
More than mere conscious, if not useful
More than a parasite, if allegorical
More than heraldic, if man-conditioned
More than a gadget, if perhaps a symbol
More than a symbol, if somewhat a proxy
More than a stand-in - was what he was!
A self-contained life, was what he must be
And is not now: more than an object.

And is not now. Spreadeagled on coverlets -
Those are the coverlets, bouncing on chairbacks -
These are the chairs, pirouetting and sidestepping,
Feinting and jabbing, breaking a picture frame -
Here is the picture, tartar and sybarite,
One minute quicksilver, next minute butterballs,
Precise as a fencer, lax as an odalisque,
And in his eyes the light from the mines
One minute flickering, steady the next,
Lulled to a glow or blown to a blaze,
But always the light that was locked in the stone
Before his time and ours: at best semi-precious
All stones of that kind yet, if not precious,
Are more than stones, beautiful objects
But more than objects. While there is light in them.

III

Canyons of angry sound, catastrophe, cataclysm,
Smells and sounds in cataracts, cat-Athens,
Not, not the Athens we know, each whisker buzzing
Like a whole Radar station, typhoons of grapeshot,
Crossfire from every roof of ultra-violet arrows
And in every gutter landmines, infra-red,
A massed barrage of too many things unknown
On too many too quick senses (cossetted senses
Of one as spoilt as Pangur Ban, Old Foss
Or My Cat Jeoffrey), all the drab and daily
Things to him deadly, all the blunt things sharp,
Whose street cries consecrate their loaves and fishes
And huge black chessmen carved out of old priests
And steatopygous boys, they all were Gogs and Magogs
With seven-league battering boots and hair-on-ending voices
Through which he had to dodge. And all the wheels
Of all the jeeps, trucks, trams, motor-bicycles, buses, sports cars,
Caught in his brain and ravelled out his being
To one high horrible twang of breaking catgut,
A swastika of lightning. Such was Athens
To this one indoors cat, searching for what
He could not grasp through what he could not bear,
Dragged to and fro by unseen breakers, broken
At last by something sudden; then dragged back
By his own obstinate instinct, a long dark thread
Like Ariadne's ball of wool in the labyrinth
Not now what he had played with as a kitten
But spun from his own catsoul, which he followed
Now that the minotaur of machines and men
Had gored him, followed it slowly, slowly, until
It snapped a few yards short of a closed door,
Of home, and he lay on his side like a fish on the pavement
While the ball of wool rolled back down the hill,
His purpose gone, only his pain remaining
Which, even if purpose is too human a word,
Was not too human a pain for a dying cat.

IV

Out of proportion? Why, almost certainly.
You and I, darling, knew no better
Than to feel worse for it. As one feels worse
When a tree is cut down, an ear-ring lost,
A week-end ended, a child at nurse
Weaned. Which are also out of proportion.

Sentimentality? Yes, it is possible:
You and I, darling, are not above knowing
The tears of the semi-, less precious things,
A pathetic fallacy perhaps, as the man
Who gave his marble victory wings
Was the dupe - who knows - of sentimentality.

Not really classic. The Greek Anthology
Laments its pets (like you and me, darling),
Even its grasshoppers; dead dogs bark
On the roads of Hades where poets hung
Their tiny lanterns to ease the dark.
Those poets were late though. Not really classical.

Yet more than an object? Why, most certainly.
You and I, darling, know that sonatas
Are more than sound and that green grass
Is more than grass or green, which is why
Each of our moments as they pass
Is of some moment; more than an object.

So this is an epitaph, not for calamitous
Loss but for loss; this was a person
In a small way who had touched our lives
With a whisk of delight, like a snatch of a tune
From which one whole day's mood derives.
For you and me, darling, this is an epitaph.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 08 Dec 2010, 04:17
Excerpt from Jubilate Agno, by Christopher Smart

For I will consider my cat Jeoffrey.
For he is the servant of the Living God, duly and daily serving him.
For at the First glance of the glory of God in the East he worships in his way.
For is this done by wreathing his body seven times round with elegant quickness.
For then he leaps up to catch the musk, which is the blessing of God upon his prayer.
For he rolls upon prank to work it in.
For having done duty and received blessing he begins to consider himself.
For this he performs in ten degrees.
For first he looks upon his fore-paws to see if they are clean.
For secondly he kicks up behind to clear away there.
For thirdly he works it upon stretch with the fore-paws extended.
For fourthly he sharpens his paws by wood.
For fifthly he washes himself.
For sixthly he rolls upon wash.
For seventhly he fleas himself, that he may not be interrupted upon the beat.
For eighthly he rubs himself against a post.
For ninthly he looks up for his instructions.
For tenthly he goes in quest of food.
For having consider’d God and himself he will consider his neighbor.
For if he meets another cat he will kiss her in kindness.
For when he takes his prey he plays with it to give it a chance.
For one mouse in seven escapes by his dallying.
For when his day’s work is done his business more properly begins.
For he keeps the Lord’s watch in the night against the adversary.
For he counteracts the powers of darkness by his electrical skin & glaring eyes.
For he counteracts the Devil, who is death, by brisking about the life.
For in his morning orisons he loves the sun and the sun loves him.
For he is of the tribe of Tiger.
For the Cherub Cat is a term of the Angel Tiger.
For he has the subtlety and hissing of a serpent, which in goodness he suppresses.
For he will not do destruction, is he is well fed, neither will he spit without provocation.
For he purrs in thankfulness, when God tells him he’s a good cat.
For he is an instrument for the children to learn benevolence upon.
For every house is incomplete without him and a blessing is lacking in the spirit.
For the Lord commanded Moses concerning the cats at the departure of the Children of Israel from Egypt.
For every family had one cat at least in the bag.
For the English cats are the best in Europe.
For he is the cleanest in the use of his fore-paws of any quadrupede.
For the dexterity of his defence is an instance of the love of God to him exceedingly.
For he is the quickest to his mark of any creature.
For he is tenacious of his point.
For he is a mixture of gravity and waggery.
For he knows that God is his Saviour.
For there is nothing sweeter than his peace when at rest.
For there is nothing brisker than his life when in motion.
For he is of the Lord’s poor and so indeed is he called by benevolence perpetually — Poor Jeoffrey! poor Jeoffrey! the rat has bit thy throat.
For I bless the name of the Lord Jesus that Jeoffrey is better.
For the divine spirit comes about his body to sustain it in complete cat.
For his tongue is exceedingly pure so that it has in purity what it wants in music.
For he is docile and can learn certain things.
For he can set up with gravity which is patience upon approbation.
For he can fetch and carry, which is patience in employment.
For he can jump over a stick which is patience upon proof positive.
For he can spraggle upon waggle at the word of command.
For he can jump from an eminence into his master’s bosom.
For he can catch the cork and toss it again.
For he is hated by the hypocrite and miser.
For the former is afraid of detection.
For the latter refuses the charge.
For he camels his back to bear the first notion of business.
For he is good to think on, if a man would express himself neatly.
For he made a great figure in Egypt for his signal services.
For he killed the Ichneumon-rat very pernicious by land.
For his ears are so acute that they sting again.
For from this proceeds the passing quickness of his attention.
For by stroking of him I have found out electricity.
For I perceived God’s light about him both wax and fire.
For the electrical fire is the spiritual substance, which God sends from heaven to sustain the bodies both of man and beast.
For God has blessed him in the variety of his movements.
For, though he cannot fly, he is an excellent clamberer.
For his motions upon the face of the earth are more than any other quadrupede.
For he can tread to all the measures upon the music.
For he can swim for life.
For he can creep.
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Post by: Jace on 08 Dec 2010, 05:15
I don't think naming a cat matters because they don't really ever respond to being called anyways.
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Post by: pwhodges on 08 Dec 2010, 05:18
Same with dogs.  My father-in-law took his dog on to Hampstead Heath one day, and to prove a point, when he wanted it to come back he shouted "Income Tax"; the dog came.
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Post by: Lines on 08 Dec 2010, 05:20
Yes they do... Or maybe my cats have all been like super smart or something. (One maybe, the other doubtful.) But both recognize their names and know what "no" means. Also Parker knows to stop biting me if I say "ow" and looks at me with a sad face. (Waffles didn't care if you were in pain, because he wanted to rip off your face whether you liked it or not.)
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Post by: nekowafer on 08 Dec 2010, 06:05
Whats with all these words, people? Where is my daily fix of adorable?

Also, my cats always end up with like 50 names. There's the name they were given when we got the cat (if everyone agrees - if not, everyone seems to choose their own name for it), then there's the usual nickname, then there's a bunch of variants on the name and the nickname. Same goes for our ferrets. Most nicknames have the words butt, stinky, or pants involved.

Except Yuki, who we've been calling cat-man-doo lately.
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Post by: calenlass on 08 Dec 2010, 10:08
I don't think naming a cat matters because they don't really ever respond to being called anyways.

Dude, my cat totally comes to me when I call him, or if I am already nearby he will at least look over and make eye contact with me. Also, there are two other cats at my parents' house, and if I ask him a few times where Nabisco or Spike is and start looking for them, he will totally go searching for them himself and then, when he finds them, he will come back with them.

My cat is pretty awesome.
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Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 08 Dec 2010, 10:21
Cat! who hast pass'd thy grand climacteric,
How many mice and rats hast in thy days
Destroy'd? -- How many tidbits stolen? Gaze
With those bright languid segments green, and prick
Those velvet ears -- but pr'ythee do not stick
Thy latent talons in me -- and upraise
Thy gentle mew -- and tell me all thy frays
Of fish and mice, and rats and tender chick.
Nay, look not down, nor lick thy dainty wrists --
For all the wheezy asthma, -- and for all
Thy tail's tip is nick'd off -- and though the fists
Of many a maid have given thee many a maul,
Still is that fur as soft as when the lists
In youth thou enter'dst on glass-bottled wall
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Post by: Lines on 08 Dec 2010, 11:09
I call our kitten Poopy Paws more than anything else. And Smelly Butt. She's a cute little fluff ball, but she needs to learn how to move around in her litterbox because i'm pretty sure she's tired of wet wipes cleaning off her paws and butt a few times a day.
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Post by: Tom on 08 Dec 2010, 11:48
When you tell a cat "No", what they understand are the tone used and the body language. Pretty straight up for mammals.
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Post by: calenlass on 08 Dec 2010, 15:43
Hahaha my sister's cat Nabisco is terrified of everything. Even if we are yelling "no" at the new kitten for being retarded again, Nabisco will run and hide for hours. Strangely, if we use the other cat's name, he will not run away. I always thought that cats and dogs mostly recognised their names as being synonymous with "come", and you shouldn't use your dog's name when you are mad at him because it will mess up his association with his name and confuse him, but in this case maybe it is something else?
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Post by: Damnable Fiend on 15 Dec 2010, 10:33
here's a picture of my family's cat, Junie (named by my sister after the titular character of the Junie B Jones children's books)

(http://th02.deviantart.net/fs10/PRE/i/2006/160/a/7/my_cat_by_asphyxiation101.jpg)
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Post by: neomang5 on 20 Dec 2010, 20:18
I have the dumbest kitty ever. Seriously. I love her to death, but she is straight idiotic sometimes.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/33awetd.jpg)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/11i0rx5.jpg)

I'm actually disappointed I don't have picture or video of her running, she has this sack of skin that just hangs down between her back legs and flops around when she runs.
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Post by: whom on 20 Dec 2010, 20:22
The flap of skin is typical of an Egyptian Mau (I think that's the name?).  I think it helps them jump or run fast, or something like that.
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Post by: neomang5 on 20 Dec 2010, 20:25
No, It's actually a hindrance to her running a little. The vet said it's normal for it to happen after spaying but hers might be worse because she also had hernia surgery at the same time. It is basically a cute little jiggly belly that she has. I'll grab a photo when I can so you can see.

Also, She is a Russian Blue mix, I highly recommend them as loving kitty companions.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 22 Dec 2010, 02:38
Are they hypo-allergenic?
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Post by: Lines on 22 Dec 2010, 06:40
Russian blues are supposed to be good cats to have if you have allergies. There's a few other breeds out there, too. I don't think there's a hypoallergenic cat though...
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Post by: nekowafer on 22 Dec 2010, 06:42
Yeah, hypo-allergenic is not something that exists in pets with hair, even if that hair is short. There are less-allergenic cats, but that's the best you're going to get.
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Post by: SonofZ3 on 22 Dec 2010, 20:07
My cat is nice and fat, and is colored like a holstein cow. She gets half and half every morning, but isn't allowed outside because of traffic.

My fiance's parents have a miniature schnauser that tries to bite me fairly often, and since their house is close to ours it barks at me all the fucking time. It has a doggy door so nothing stops it from following me around and yipping with this ear splitting intensity. I have never hated anything more than I hate that dog.
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 22 Dec 2010, 22:26
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/DSCI0114-1.jpg)

This is my kitten Apollo, little ginger terror of the high seas. He is the loudest cat I've ever had, and he doesn't actually meow that much. He freaks out about nearly everything, attacks our older cat Morgan, who is an 14 pound grey tabby with white belly and paws, constantly, ambushing her around corners and chasing her around the house. I've finally got him to leave my rats alone, mainly because he's tired of getting bitten on the nose, though my oldest rat Altair will sometimes come down to the bottom of the cage and hang out with him, and they'll like, fall asleep watching each other.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/DSCI0169.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/DSCI0171.jpg)
He, like all kittens of proper behavior, enjoys getting in plastic bags.
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Post by: LeeC on 22 Dec 2010, 22:28
wow, Boro, thats a cute kitten
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 22 Dec 2010, 23:02
Dammit he is the most charismatic little fucker ever, he purrs loudly about everything, loves to be petted and in general I just cannot stay angry at him for more than 30 seconds or so.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 23 Dec 2010, 22:34
Yeah, hypo-allergenic is not something that exists in pets with hair, even if that hair is short. There are less-allergenic cats, but that's the best you're going to get.

Well, there are, (http://www.allerca.com/html/pricingreserve.html) but they are several thousand dollars apiece.

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Post by: JD on 23 Dec 2010, 22:36
Russian blues are supposed to be good cats to have if you have allergies. There's a few other breeds out there, too. I don't think there's a hypoallergenic cat though...
What if you get a bald cat?
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Post by: calenlass on 23 Dec 2010, 23:02
You would still be allergic to it, since it is their spit that you react to and not their hair.
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Post by: JD on 23 Dec 2010, 23:05
Well dang
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Post by: Edith on 29 Dec 2010, 13:04
I've got bigtime allergies, but I've been getting shots for them for a few years now and they're much better than they used to be.

I think the time has come for me to get a dog.

Look at this sweet face: (http://www.basenjirescue.org/DOGS/IN/IN-Bailey3.jpg)

I'm planning/hoping to adopt her from a rescue organization - the home visit lady will come by in the next week or so and then the rest is pretty much done!

E.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Dec 2010, 13:12
Basenji!!! yessss

I am so looking forward to if you actually get her, I love them to bits. They YODEL. And have no smell. And those wrinkly worried foreheads....
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 29 Dec 2010, 13:24
Yeah, hypo-allergenic is not something that exists in pets with hair, even if that hair is short. There are less-allergenic cats, but that's the best you're going to get.

Well, there are, (http://www.allerca.com/html/pricingreserve.html) but they are several thousand dollars apiece.



I thought those were fake... Either way, it's kind of weird.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 29 Dec 2010, 13:56
Yay doggie! That's awesome, Edith :D
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 05 Jan 2011, 04:45
I think one of my rats is dying. He has a brain tumor and his balance and head tilt has been getting progressively worse. To the point where the other day he fell off the top level of his cage and slammed into the ground and didn't move for a while. I thought he'd died then but when I poked him he got up and nibbled my finger. His brother is going to be so lonely!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 05 Jan 2011, 05:21
That's awful, I'm sorry. It's so sad that we get so attached, to the small pets especially, and they're just not able to be around for long.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Edith on 06 Jan 2011, 13:55
Jimmy, that sucks. I'm sorry.

I'm getting Bailey on the 16th!!!

Eeeeeee!

Also, Katie, I don't react to saliva as strongly as I do to dander, which is why a hairless-or-less-hairy pet is a better choice for me. I can wash her off with a cloth every day to keep down the dander on HER, and then vacuum a lot to keep down the dander in the HOUSE and we should be golden!

Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Jan 2011, 14:07
Dear Edith,

http://www.furminator.com/

Do it for the good of your sinuses, your couch, and your vacuum cleaner.
I got on for my cat for Christmas and it is the most amazing thing. She doesn't leave fur anywhere at all now.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Jan 2011, 14:18
Oh fuck yes that thing is the best brush. We get several cats worth of hair off of Sam when we use it and it helps a ton.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ummmkay on 06 Jan 2011, 14:34
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/7365/photo5jpg134716568.jpg)

?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Jan 2011, 16:30
See, he gets unruly if you don't brush him regularly.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: tania on 06 Jan 2011, 16:36
unruly

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs067.snc3/13452_406678182901_514022901_4235345_3665396_n.jpg)

?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ackblom12 on 06 Jan 2011, 16:57
Goddamnit he's making his Alpha challenge gotta get the tranquilizers.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 06 Jan 2011, 17:17
Squirt bottles work well, too. Spritz him the face and show him who's boss!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 08 Jan 2011, 06:09
(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e263/blooper663/DSC_0013.jpg?t=1294495696)

Cuddling my kitty on the floor!

I miss my kitty.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Jan 2011, 13:51
I miss him too! All those hours we spent together, me with scissors cutting off his fur, him with claws scraping off my skin...
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 10 Jan 2011, 15:22
I ended up taking a nap today with our resident kitten and she fell asleep curled around my neck. I like it when they're small and can do that and not choke you!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 10 Jan 2011, 16:19
Yeah my cat could kill you by sitting in your lap. He's a fatty. He likes to sit on my chest and crush the air out of me. Or knead on me and smoosh all of my organs into oblivion. Lucky for him, he's adorable.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: pwhodges on 10 Jan 2011, 17:06
Cold dog was cold:

(http://cassland.org/images/ColdPolly.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Jan 2011, 23:01
Sounds like cold dog needs some doggie snow boots (http://www.ruffwear.com/Barkn-Boots-Polar-Trex?sc=2&category=8525)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 11 Jan 2011, 06:45
makes me think:
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_D_Z-D2tzi14/TNjRs9hmICI/AAAAAAAAED4/idDM3g3KEF0/s400/dogs18.png)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Edith on 12 Jan 2011, 13:17
I definitely am getting my doggie! I will pick her up on Sunday afternoon!

Basenji!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 12 Jan 2011, 13:39
Yeah my cat could kill you by sitting in your lap. He's a fatty. He likes to sit on my chest and crush the air out of me. Or knead on me and smoosh all of my organs into oblivion. Lucky for him, he's adorable.

My old cat liked to do this to wake me up. He'd lie on my upper back if I was on my stomach or on my chest if I was on my back and poke me in the face until I got up. Which I did because I couldn't bloody breathe with a 20+lb cat crushing my lungs. At least he never laid down on my face, I would have died.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 12 Jan 2011, 14:09
I definitely am getting my doggie! I will pick her up on Sunday afternoon!

Basenji!

Yaaaaaay doggie!

Thankfully my cat doesn't torture me in my sleep like that. He just does everything he can to keep me from going to bed, by doing those things, and also by chasing my toes and my blankets and my hands. Apparently I am no fun when I am asleep.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 12 Jan 2011, 14:30
My ornery old man cat loved sleeping (because he was an ornery old man cat), but he loved food more. Hence the poking me in the face. After he ate, he went back to sleep. Best foot warmer ever. I miss my fat ornery old man cat. :c
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: SirJuggles on 12 Jan 2011, 17:36
Are there any recorded cases of death by fatcat?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: whom on 13 Jan 2011, 14:13
My sister's cat having fun in a laundry basket. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nS9akrJk4Q)

With epic music.  Naturally.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 14 Jan 2011, 17:11
Speaking of, what is that music doggo?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Spluff on 14 Jan 2011, 17:15
http://www.last.fm/music/Diablo+Swing+Orchestra/_/Heroines
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 16 Jan 2011, 19:03
My little Bella (ferret) is really sick and this might be our last night with her :( We lost Elvis in October, Inky and Waffle the last week of December, and now we're losing Bella. I don't know what Pedro is going to do.. they've been together at least 4 years and are best buddies. It's so strange going from 5 ferrets to this.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 16 Jan 2011, 19:24
I have to take Jekyll the Rat to the vet on Wednesday. He can't climb, his breathing is really laboured and obviously uncomfortable and he barely eats or even cleans himself anymore. He's been getting steadily worse for a while but I can't really avoid this any longer. It would be cruel. Hyde is going to be so lonely now though. Sad.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 16 Jan 2011, 19:58
Nevermind. Fuck.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 16 Jan 2011, 20:01
:(
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 17 Jan 2011, 05:22
I'm sorry :( He knows he is loved, and he had a good life with you.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Edith on 17 Jan 2011, 08:06
I definitely am getting my doggie! I will pick her up on Sunday afternoon!

Basenji!

Yaaaaaay doggie!


Okay, so "definitely" was incorrect.

The dog was advertised as crate-trained. I need a crate-trained dog because I can't sleep in the bed with a dog; my allergies are too severe for that. Also, my landlady has the house for sale, and if the dog isn't crate-trained, then I can't shut her away on days that a realtor will come show the place.

Saturday morning I got an SMS from the dog's current foster home: "We have a crate for her but she hated it so we never used it." Well, okay, I thought...they have 3 other dogs, and no dog wants to be confined while the other three are free to roam. So I contacted the adoption agency, who contacted the previous foster home, who confirmed that she hates her crate and will try to break out of it within 4-5 hours.

Long story short, I'm totally committed to getting a dog, but it looks like it won't be this dog. Although I met her yesterday and she is amazing - sweet and beautiful and confident. She's slimmed down since the photos I'd seen before, so she looks more like the breed-standard should, with the wrinkly face and all. If anybody wants to adopt her, let me know and I'll put you in touch with the agency; she's a really cool dog.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Barmymoo on 17 Jan 2011, 12:17
That is such a shame :( Is there any way she could be retrained? Or perhaps a different type of crate would work? None of my dogs sleep in crates, but they do all voluntarily sleep in their own little beds.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: JD on 17 Jan 2011, 18:53
Since I'm too lazy to take a new picture, here's an old one
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs025.snc6/165553_1668828085495_1381110832_32040612_701992_n.jpg)

On the right is Layla, our dog, and looks basically the same here as she does now. On the left is Elvis our sometimes dog who came over on weekends and stuff. Our neighbor lent him to us partially because he tended to be away alot, mostly because my brother loved him to death.

Sorry to hear about your dog troubles Edith! Allergies are such a pain.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Edith on 18 Jan 2011, 13:31
Layla's beautiful. Lookit that face! Elvis looks a lot like my friend's dog Oliver.

May, it seems like she's just not a good fit for where I live right now. Someone will adopt her, she's a sweetie...just not me.  :-(
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 24 Jan 2011, 07:10
Bella had to be put to sleep this weekend. She was in too much pain for us to make her keep going.

I am now down to one ferret, Pedro. Thankfully he is a happy-go-lucky little butthead who seems perfectly capable of being alone for now. I am worried that he'll soon realize that his Bella isn't coming home and stop eating. He's certainly enjoying having his gigantic cage to himself for the moment.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Ikrik on 02 Feb 2011, 20:04
necro-ing for my hamster Crunch. 


(http://i.imgur.com/6M4SG.jpg)

Insanely cute, no?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Blue Kitty on 05 Feb 2011, 19:38
Here's some pictures with my cat Kitty (my sister named her) and my niece. The car hates her, as she should.

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/6503/005xa.jpg)
(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/7870/004oli.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ibrahimdelil on 24 Feb 2011, 15:42
my friends got me a baby budgie,

(http://i53.tinypic.com/qpms0k.jpg)

loves to chirp and sing for hours. also loves to groom my beard. :lol:
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Feb 2011, 15:46
Try and teach him to talk as soon as you can! Talking budgies are the best. We had budgies my entire childhood but we only ever managed to make one talk because it takes lots of time and effort.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ibrahimdelil on 24 Feb 2011, 15:50
ah i'd love that but i highly doubt it's a male, and iirc it's almost impossible to teach talking to females.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Feb 2011, 15:59
Ah. Since it's a baby it's hard to tell but its cere (nostril area) does look pretty pink, meaning you're right and it is probably a girl. It is still possible to teach girl budgies to talk though!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ibrahimdelil on 24 Feb 2011, 16:14
yea i'm always calling it with the same 2-3 words when we're playing, i hope it learns at least one. i wouldn't mind if it doesn't though, it's a very social and loving bird, and never bites, which is nice enough. oh, also has good taste in music too, only sings along to mogwai and earth :lol:
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 14 Mar 2011, 06:03
I adopted two ferrets yesterday :D

They are roly-poly little boys and they're super sweet. I'll show off pictures soon!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Mar 2011, 15:38
CAT


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5518790495_3421e980bb_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slackadaisy/5518790495/)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 14 Mar 2011, 15:54
Okay so I guess she is pretty cute. Look at her little ear tufts!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 14 Mar 2011, 16:02
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/DSCN7496.jpg)

Cat?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Mar 2011, 16:07
CAT
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Mar 2011, 16:19
not gonna lie, i see this thread going good places if people just keep posting the word "CAT" w/ varying punctuation and pictures.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 14 Mar 2011, 16:27
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/189264_10150109642772717_520887716_6450720_87305_n.jpg)
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/196084_10150109642192717_520887716_6450703_1359046_n.jpg)
ferrrrrrrets

also
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/67477_447930267716_520887716_5423413_7342062_n.jpg)
caaaaat
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 14 Mar 2011, 16:31
sssshhh, sleeping cat

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/HDS_Overflow/HeddaCurl.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 14 Mar 2011, 16:37
I miss my cat, but I get to see him in a week! Yay!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: valley_parade on 14 Mar 2011, 16:42
Bawwwwww kitty. At work today we were talking about Red Dwarf, and I mentioned that I wanted Cat, but one of my coworkers thought I meant a cat.

I do miss having a cat.

Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 14 Mar 2011, 17:16
CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/DSCN7503.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/DSCN7505.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/DSCN7509.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/DSCN7497.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/DSCN7499.jpg)

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/Wildkyn/DSCN7502.jpg)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAT.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Mar 2011, 17:40
Cat cat cat cat cat cat caaaaaaaaat (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz0xL2ba1YM)

Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Mar 2011, 17:42
As much as I love David McGahan's World, that is not your cat Dovey and as such is against the spirit of the thread.

MORE CATS THAT BELONG TO FORUMITES
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 14 Mar 2011, 17:52
CAT BALL

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/DSCN4287.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: SirJuggles on 14 Mar 2011, 17:56
Not my cat, but my girlfriend's cat, so I believe it can be considered my cat-in-law:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/30180_1471550270190_1276622493_1313822_7551097_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 14 Mar 2011, 18:00
CAT BALL

CAT . . . I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/HDS_Overflow/HeddaSprawl.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Mar 2011, 18:07
This is my cat-in-law.

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/9893/charlieflat.jpg) (http://img23.imageshack.us/i/charlieflat.jpg/)

Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: tania on 14 Mar 2011, 18:31
(http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/126/rolosleeping.jpg)

my parents put him to sleep this year :(
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: smack that isaiah on 14 Mar 2011, 18:47
That's so sad :(

but...

CAT!  I'll see him again in 2 weeks.  I'll be so happy then.
(http://i.imgur.com/HV405.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 14 Mar 2011, 21:54
CAT BALL

CAT . . . I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT

CAT.....SPRAWL!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 15 Mar 2011, 11:53
KITTY CAT

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/DSCN4305.jpg)

She's still itty bitty, but she'll be a pretty lady. Hopefully less evil, but that's what my roommates get for naming her after a villain.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Zingoleb on 15 Mar 2011, 12:05
Guys, I want you to meet my old puppy, Buster.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/MeetBuster.jpg)

Buster is king of all the land!

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/HailtotheKing.jpg)

...even if he gets a big head about it sometimes.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/BigHead.jpg)

Sometimes he goes fishing!

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/FishyBustah.jpg)

But that doesn't mean he won't try exotic foods.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/BlanketMmm.jpg)

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/BlanketBlech.jpg)

      blech
      /
   :mrgreen:

But no worries! Under the tutelage of Alfred Hitchcock Dog...

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/AlfredHitchcock.jpg)

...our Buster will grow into a man* in no time!

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/GetitOn.jpg)

Okay! Good night everybody!

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/Sleepyface.jpg)



*for broad definition of man
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: SirJuggles on 15 Mar 2011, 12:39
A+ boarding, Would Pet.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Mar 2011, 15:36
(http://adlibgapyear.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/jenscat.jpg?w=500)

Norskat.


(The internet-nosy amongst you could use that image to find my blog, where I had forgotten this picture was lurking. It is not my cat, but it does fit the theme!)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 15 Mar 2011, 17:09
Oh man I did not expect to open this thread and see MY OWN KITTY EEE! I miss him, even though his eyes look sort of demonic in this pic. I'm only a week away from kitty cuddles now, can't wait!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Dliessmgg on 23 Mar 2011, 02:50
I present you: the majestic treecat.

(http://img806.imageshack.us/img806/5241/dscn0960y.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 23 Mar 2011, 05:12
Hey, so, question: does anybody else's cat like licking plastic bags? Any kind of plastic bag, doesn't matter what's been in it, Hedda's just lick-lick-lick.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: smack that isaiah on 23 Mar 2011, 05:33
Yeah, my cat likes licking and chewing on plastic bags.  We try to discourage it cause we fear he may accidentally tear some of it and choke on it.  He still does it, but he knows he's not supposed to.  If he's caught licking a plastic bag he generally runs and hides under a table or couch or something for a little while.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 23 Mar 2011, 05:39
Well fortunately Hedda doesn't chew on them so I don't have any fear of her choking, but I would definitely characterise her licking of plastic bags as "obsessive".
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Papersatan on 23 Mar 2011, 09:01
Our cat just sits on them. 
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ackblom12 on 23 Mar 2011, 09:08
He is definitely a hardcore bag sitter.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 23 Mar 2011, 10:56
I've never seen any cat I've owned licking bags, but right now our older cat likes to push her face into things like blankets and pillows and couches and boxes and stuff, and she drools all over them while flexing her front claws and purrs, and Apollo just likes to get inside every bag he sees.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 23 Mar 2011, 15:08
Tiger doesn't do anything weird. She doesn't even like the catnip and real fur toys I just got her. :(
I would say her only odd trait is that she sits on black things. If there is a black thing in the room (jacket, backpack, plastic bag, whatever) she will sit on it.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 23 Mar 2011, 15:33
My cat is actually kind of terrified of plastic bags for some reason. He is a total weirdo, though. He likes to lick catnip (no biting, no eating, just licking), sleep under the blankets on my bed, and sit on any clothing I will be wearing that day.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 25 Mar 2011, 18:51
Kitteh!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/2275071d.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/540ad90a.jpg)

My cat is adorable. I love when he hangs his paws over the side of whatever he is sitting on. He was sitting here, watching this butthead dance about.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/b2676e1b.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: JD on 27 Mar 2011, 22:22
My cat had a run in with one of our neighbors cats and now she has a ton of cuts all over and a limp.  :-(
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 28 Mar 2011, 14:14
Was she manhandled?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 28 Mar 2011, 23:43
this is the best cat.
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y67/Skibas_clavicle/3-26-20054-03-28PM.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Mar 2011, 23:48
No, this is.


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5052/5567779606_a99243477a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slackadaisy/5567779606/)

(Although that one is pretty awesome looking.)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Gemmwah on 28 Mar 2011, 23:54
Kittiesssssss
(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk92/_beatingheartsbaby/S1051009.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: JD on 29 Mar 2011, 10:36
Was she manhandled?
more like cathandled
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 29 Mar 2011, 12:27
Adorable kitty

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5229/5571480985_a8468f19b8_z.jpg)

Scary kitty

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5175/5572073826_bf19a5fdf0_z.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 29 Mar 2011, 14:11
Kitten before growth spurt, in a mostly harmless state:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/154894_807481887875_21412104_42583540_2749612_n.jpg)

Kitten after growth spurt, plotting how to murder us all:

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197918_855397349905_21412104_43410441_4774571_n.jpg)


Don't be fooled by the cuteness, she's out to get us all.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: KaosPilot on 29 Mar 2011, 17:41
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lhv2sq4kYl1qzm62xo1_500.jpg)

This is my dog, Atticus. My dad named him. He's a great dog, really friendly and hardly barks at all. He can be a bit of a jerk sometimes. If I'm sitting reading and not paying enough attention to him he'll do things like sit next to me on the couch, fart and then get up and walk off. Mostly though he's content to lie on the sofa and get his belly scratched.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: calenlass on 31 Mar 2011, 03:45
this is the best cat.
[pic]sleeping cat[/pic]

No, this is.

[pic]sleeping Tiger[/pic]

(Although that one is pretty awesome looking.)

psh

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/calenlass/Cats/DSCF0005-5.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: The extra letter on 05 Apr 2011, 02:40
Psst... Nekowafer, in that last pic your cat looks a bit under the weather...


As for the plastic bag thing, both my cats love ripping the ever loving shit out of plastic bags, then sleeping on them.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Edith on 05 Apr 2011, 08:56
I got my wee dog with the worried face and the curly tail!

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkgrrlygeek/5592042919/)

Unfortunately, she is camera-shy. Apparently hating the flash is a common trait for basenjis, and she knows exactly what I'm doing when I pull out the camera.

Also, I'm apparently incapable of adding a photo, so here's the link. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkgrrlygeek/5592042919/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkgrrlygeek/5592042919/)
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Post by: Barmymoo on 05 Apr 2011, 12:17
DOG
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 06 Apr 2011, 17:57
This is my hamster, Red. He is a sunflower-seed-eating MACHINE.
(http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b291/bainidhedub/red.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Apr 2011, 18:22
I wish we had hamsters in Australia.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 06 Apr 2011, 18:34
You have rats, get a rat. Jimmy has rats. Given the opportunity they will also be sunflower eating machines, I think its a rodent thing.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Apr 2011, 18:38
Nah, I have a cat, it's bad enough trying to keep one pet in Sydney. Hamsters would just mean I spend longer in pet shops cooing over the rodents.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 06 Apr 2011, 19:23
Fair point.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: JD on 06 Apr 2011, 20:49
My cat has recovered admirably but now she spends all her time lying on my bed. Lazy girl.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ibrahimdelil on 09 Apr 2011, 13:20
my budgie always sings quietly in her sleep

(http://i53.tinypic.com/f0oq4l.jpg)

it makes my heart melt
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 09 Apr 2011, 15:12
It makes me want a parakeet, which is bad, because I have like, 30 goddamn pets.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 09 Apr 2011, 15:40
Psst... Nekowafer, in that last pic your cat looks a bit under the weather...

Is it ferret-itis?

Stig, one of the new ferrets, has been attacking the cat and it's pretty hilarious. He just jumped on Yuki's back and bit his ear. Yuki escaped pretty easily and neither was hurt. I just love how high this little guy can hop!

I used to have budgies, I love those little guys!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Papersatan on 09 Apr 2011, 19:17
We can't take the ferret with us when we move :( I am quite sad.  We are giving him to my father though.  My father loves ferrets; he is who first suggested them to me as a pet when I was young.  My mother hates them, but has agreed to let him stay with them anyways.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Apr 2011, 21:35
Why can't you take your ferrets with you? Is it because your new landlord is all "no pets allowed"?

We're not allowed to have pets, in fact I'm pretty sure most rental properties in Sydney at least don't allow pets. We have them anyway because fuck the law tenancy agreement.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Apr 2011, 22:14
I have had a secret cat for nearly 5 years. It is not hard to keep secret pets. I guess it would be harder if you didn't have anyone who will babysit when inspection time comes though.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 10 Apr 2011, 06:34
It's not so easy to have secret ferrets. At least for me, it's nearly impossible - mine dig at the carpet and poop everywhere. I have to steam clean the carpets every couple months. And then the cage I have is over 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide, and their toys are strewn all over the place.

Not everyone has those specific issues, but there's still hiding the cage and toys - it's not as easy as with a cat, where you have one small carrier and one litter box, and lots of small catnip and chase toys that can be put in a drawer somewhere.

I am curious though, is that why? I'm glad he gets to go with your dad :)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 10 Apr 2011, 07:01
It's easier with cats that don't chew on things. My roommates' cat (the black and white one I've posted pics of) likes to chew on our blinds, so there's little bite marks on all the ones she can reach. But we're allowed to have pets and with all the crap that goes on in our building, I bet bite marks on old blinds that should really be replaced are not on their list of things to worry about.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: FIXDIX on 10 Apr 2011, 14:21
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/72422_10150307434250328_892025327_15502431_694755_n.jpg)

My girlfriend and our Basenji puppy Ponyo. This was taken when he was around 3-4 months, he's 8 months now but I don't have any really good pics of him right now. He's generally a rad little dog as long as he's kept entertained and not chewing on shiz he shouldn't be.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Papersatan on 10 Apr 2011, 17:31
We are allowed one cat, that is all.  It would be hard to have a secret ferret for us, particularly since we won't know anyone in the area so there would be nowhere to hide him during maintenance or whatever. 
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: redglasscurls on 11 Apr 2011, 12:04
Basenjis rival corgis for pure embodiments of adorable
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Apr 2011, 18:22
My poor little Pedro after a surgery to remove two tumors; one from his hip, and one from his toe. He is adorably pathetic walking in this thing.
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208289_10150147382217717_520887716_6633060_7148259_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 14 Apr 2011, 09:26
Whilst preparing nettles for cooking, my cat rightfully decided that I am a buffoon.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5068/5619026801_f40c4ed244.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Papersatan on 14 Apr 2011, 12:23
Looking through my pictures I found these two I took of Steve's mom's cat.  I think her name is Collie. 

Oh, homeworks? Can I help?
(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/3336/sta71771.jpg)

Homework is hard... so tired. 
(http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/2312/sta71747.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: JimmyJazz on 14 Apr 2011, 13:51
This thread is adorable overload; is there any room for more cute fluffy things? Me thinks so:

(http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab325/desolationrow10/mittens.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 26 May 2011, 05:55
Friends! I bring urgent news of great cuteness!

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/HDS_Overflow/Headda.jpg)

(http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq71/HDS_Overflow/HeddaLick.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 26 May 2011, 06:15
D'aww! It's like she tries to lick off her milkstache and just can't.

Harley just does not understand Bob Ross:

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225514_946939882935_21412104_43782544_2611340_n.jpg)

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225357_946939663375_21412104_43782537_465394_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 26 May 2011, 18:11
Double post, but we gave the kitten a mustache. She is now extra dapper.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251619_955828016045_21412104_43872096_4846054_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Zingoleb on 27 May 2011, 08:31
This is my old cat:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/BooLee.jpg)

he is dead now, and that is a sad. His full name was Huggly Wuggly Lubby Wubby Cutey Putey Kitteny Pitteny Poo Awwdabooboo Crysanthemum Barnes the Cute the Second, but we just called him Boo.

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u146/Zingoleb/MontecoreonthePorch.jpg)

This is my current cat. My father kept him.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Elysiana on 27 May 2011, 18:28
Billions and billions of photos! I don't have any of these pets anymore as I couldn't bring them to the place we're staying now. I miss them!

First, my kitty Fiver who liked sleeping and did it pretty much anywhere he could fit:
(http://i.imgur.com/74Y7K.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/xsQs8.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1cJRu.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/u7shD.jpg)

Then my kitty Hazel who had gorgeous markings:
(http://i.imgur.com/IcNDS.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/9oUTy.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/uNSu2.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/QjlI3.jpg)

And finally my guinea pigs Poppy (black face), Penny (copper colored), and Swee'Pea (mop). The first two are Swee'Pea as a baby and then Swee'Pea as an adult:
(http://i.imgur.com/1lnVY.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/KbtMs.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Sfi83.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/e5oaO.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Avec on 06 Jun 2011, 07:25
(http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff218/Anttom123/Eco.jpg)
This is my one year old kitten Eco.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Tom on 12 Jun 2011, 16:37
This is my sister's cat Zac, he's almost 2 and I'm stuck with him until Grace isn't in the navy/Sydney.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/300qvqb.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: IDMG on 16 Jun 2011, 21:57
My cat interrupting my brother's homework:
(http://i53.tinypic.com/v6u43n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Inlander on 16 Jun 2011, 22:47
I think you'll find that your brother's homework was interrupting the cat's leisure time.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: IDMG on 16 Jun 2011, 23:50
Our very existence is doing that, as a matter of fact.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Tom on 09 Jul 2011, 18:55
There's a heater under my desk keeping the room warm and the desk warmer. The cat's in a deep sleep on the desk just above the heater, dreaming. I can't help but find the regular tail and facial twitches cute. Randomly he'll cover his face with a paw and let out a soft mew. He's three years old now and hasn't changed since we first brought him home.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Jul 2011, 14:09
Last night there was an awful noise in the porch, like an orchestra of cats being massacared, but when I went out there were just two of our cats, Morag and Moritz, looking absolutely terrified. Morag has very long fur and her hackles were so far up that she looked like she'd been electrocuted, and Moritz ran inside, padded all over the tables and then jumped on top of a very high cupboard.

Then we noticed that the tables were covered in blood. Not just a little bit but lots of pools of blood. It wasn't Morag's blood, she was just terrified but not bleeding, so we figured it was Moritz but he wouldn't come down for hours. Turns out his back paws were both bleeding and his tail is also stiff with dried blood tonight.

Some time next week when my stepdad comes back from his holiday, he is going to talk to the woman who owns the tomcat who keeps beating up Moritz, because if she doesn't get him castrated by a vet I'll do it myself with a bucket and carving knife.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Tom on 10 Jul 2011, 16:46
We have a stray cat that just can't seem to catch, he left a horrid wound on the cat's head.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Thomas Edison on 11 Jul 2011, 02:29
So my mother found our dog a boyfriend...

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/225669_1964763271399_1012406965_2300394_7108915_n.jpg)


And lo and behold a few months later, this happened:

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/267836_1894058474101_1320726093_31668720_7081932_n.jpg)

We've got ourselves 3 girls and 2 boys and they are adorable.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Jul 2011, 04:11
PICTURES NOT LOADING
I AM GOING TO DIE IF I DO NOT SEE PUPPIES
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Jul 2011, 04:19
(Fixed the links to show puppies!)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Jul 2011, 04:41
PUPPIESPUPPIESPUPPIESPUPPIEISPEPPIPESPIE :psyduck:
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 11 Jul 2011, 05:20
We applied to adopt a puppy! 9 month old german shepherd named Lucy:
(http://shepherdrescue.net/images/store/lucy.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 11 Jul 2011, 06:09
AWWWWWW I WANT A PUPPY OH MAN YOU GUYS
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: pwhodges on 11 Jul 2011, 06:24
(http://cassland.org/images/Penny1.jpg)  (http://cassland.org/images/Penny2.jpg)  (http://cassland.org/images/Penny3.jpg)  (http://cassland.org/images/Penny4.jpg)

Bonus video! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmGlHtgAGJI)  The first time Polly (the older dog) unthawed and started to play with Penny (the new pup):
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 11 Jul 2011, 11:06
warning: adorable photo dump incoming!
i found some photos of my parents' new dog Ruby from last summer (i think) when she was still a super tiny puppy! aawwwww

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/image009.png)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/image005.png)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/image006.png)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/image001.png)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/image008.png)

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e243/hile-gunslinger/IMGP0536.jpg)

she's much bigger now, and not nearly as cute
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Tom on 25 Jul 2011, 04:54
The cat's been in the construction site next door, there's cement all throug his fur.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 25 Jul 2011, 07:11
Lucy has been adopted by someone else. :( On the bright side, we passed the home interview and are approved adopters for future dogs who come available. Also, my house is really clean now.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Elizzybeth on 25 Jul 2011, 10:06
my kitty Fiver ... my kitty Hazel

I hadn't caught up on this thread in a while (don't know why; this is by far the cutest thread on the forums; also OMG PUPPIES), and just saw this post on the last page.  Hooray for Watership Down names!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Dollface on 27 Jul 2011, 19:29
(http://pics.kuvaton.com/kuvei/tired_dog.gif)

this made me think about Paul.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: pwhodges on 24 Aug 2011, 15:28
Penny out and about:

(http://cassland.org/images/Penny-Tongue-w.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/Penny-splash-w.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/Penny-bottle-w.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 27 Sep 2011, 17:16
Guess who I am picking up tomorrow after work? The answer is:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/314375_733577677473_18207254_37560434_1968609068_n.jpg)
 :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Thomas Edison on 09 Oct 2011, 09:03
(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9500/30526420798197980181320.jpg)

Three of the five are off to their new homes today (although one of the homes is our next door neighbour).
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: SonofMog on 18 Oct 2011, 22:35
Do fish count as pets?

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn167/Sofa_king_cold/BabyJacks.jpg)
My female jack dempsey cichlid watching over her latest spawn, was quite happy when I saw them.
I know, I have to clean my aquarium.

Or if you like birds, this here is Boscoe:
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn167/Sofa_king_cold/Boscoe.jpg)

Picked her up as a chick.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Penheart on 03 Nov 2011, 09:02
We look like a big black mass ^_^ I'm thinking of getting a black teacup pig to complete the trifecta.
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/383274_2160686542113_1395037004_31864426_1707628920_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lummer on 11 Nov 2011, 01:37
Oh, I totally forgot to post this! My girlfriend and I got a cat a few weeks ago!

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/312691_10150328281193559_586053558_7915757_1852745135_n.jpg)

We adopted her from a shelter and named her Trillian. Someone had apparently left her (and 4 ittybitty kittens! :( ) in a forest where she was picked up and taken to the shelter. Now she lives with us!

And she's utterly psychotic, but I guess all cats are.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Carl-E on 19 Nov 2011, 19:51
Suddenly, the title is appropriate.

I'd like to introduce you to Max and Minnie, my dogs.  Max just turned 12, and we're not sure how old Minnie is, we found her running wild about three years ago.  According to the vet, she was probably about a year old, which would make her about 4 now.

In happier times, two summers ago;

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6104/6366768443_141025e453.jpg)
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6035/6366782493_0cfe778c8e.jpg)

Max is huge for a golden retriever, in his prime he was about 110 pounds, not an ounce of fat.  Nearly as tall as a great Dane, and barrel chested like a Rottweiler.  Minnie is actually fairly large for Pomeranian, about 11 pounds.

About two weeks ago, Max started showing signs of what we thought was just old age.  He was breathing a little heavier than usual, and really didn't want to go on walks anymore, just hang out in the yard.  He'd walk around kind of aimlessly in the house, staring at things.  At one point, when I was trying to talk him into going for a walk, he had what appeared to be a stroke; he fell over on his side, his front legs went stiff, his rear legs were kicking, and his eyes were rolling about.  He peed himself all over the sidewalk.  After that, he just got up and stood around staring for a while.  Then he seemed to be back to his old self...

Around the same time, he stopped eating his kibble.  He'd still eat anything we gave him, including dog biscuits, dinner scraps and his favorite, pizza crusts.  Two days ago, when I let him outside, he wouldn't go down the stairs and out into the yard.  His front legs were looking swollen, and his rear legs were looking very skinny and weak.  I picked him up and carried him down, and noticed that he'd lost a lot of weight -- I'd guess he was down to maybe 70 or 80 pounds. I also had to carry him back up the stairs, into the house.  And he didn't take the biscuit.  Yesterday, he lay down and wouldn't (or couldn't) get up.

I called the vet, and we have an appointment for Monday afternoon.  In the meantime, we cooked him some soft food (hamburger and rice), which he's been eating (thank goodness).  I was finally able to get him picked up and out into the yard this evening, and he was able to stand and pee, but he couldn't really walk around.  I carried him back in, and had to help him lie down.  He's so bony, he's been starving himself. 

God, I don't want him to die.  He's my first dog.  My family had dogs when I was growing up, but they were really my father's dogs.  Max was a 7 pound ball of fluff when we got him from the pound, he grew up with my kids, I've walked him two or three times a day every day for the last 12 years, and until he slowed down so much this fall, we played incessantly.  Sticks, balls, anything I could throw, we even had a version of tag.  He and Minnie would play "Fox and hound", she would be the Fox, jumping up in his face until he chased her around.  When he would catch her, he'd just pin her down with his paw for few minutes.  Then he let her up, and she'd jump on his head, and the game would start again.

I just hope it's something that can be treated, and that we'll have at least another couple of years.  But I can't stand to see him like this. 

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6098/6366925149_4a0904017d.jpg)

Sorry, this probably should go in the blog thread. 
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Nov 2011, 04:04
Poor baby. I really hope he gets better. Give him lots of extra love, hand feedings, and soft food.. baby or canned food will help him gain back the lost weight. It's what I do for my ferrets, though in much smaller quantities!

What you're describing could be something to do with his blood sugar. If it's especially high or low it can cause seizures. Definitely get a full blood panel at the vet. I don't know if dogs can get insulinoma, but it's relatively easy to treat, and with prednisone, pets can live a full life for a good while after diagnosis.

Good luck with him. He knows how much you love him.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Carl-E on 21 Nov 2011, 15:42
Vat's today.  Two x-rays, chest and abdomen. 


God, this is so hard. 


His liver's riddled with tumors, and is over twice normal size.  It's pressing against his lungs and diaphragm, hence the constant panting.  pressing against his stomach and intestines, hence the lack of appetite.  It's also causing the fluid buildup - it's not doing its job well enough anymore.  The fluid's so bad we couldn't even see his heart in the x-ray. 

Today's my wife's birthday, I couldn't have him put down today.  I took him home so everyone else could also say goodbye.  I'll be checking around tomorrow to see about arrangements. 



As soon as I stop weeping. 
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: pwhodges on 21 Nov 2011, 16:02
Losing a dog is hard.  You have another, which helps, but you won't forget the old one. 

I've lost five dogs in their time (and some cats); I currently have two dogs of different ages, but still think of the others (mainly of one and sometimes another, I will admit).  Five of these are celebrated in my avatar selection:

Gilda (RIP):
(http://cassland.org/images/avatars/GILDA.jpg)  (http://cassland.org/images/avatars/GildaCatflap.jpg)

Jenny (RIP):
(http://cassland.org/images/avatars/jdog.jpg)

Lucy (RIP):
(http://cassland.org/images/avatars/Lucy1.jpg)  (http://cassland.org/images/avatars/Lucy2.jpg)

Polly:
(http://cassland.org/images/avatars/Polly.jpg)

Penny:
(http://cassland.org/images/avatars/Penny.jpg)

Lucy died at about the same age as yours is - here is my last picture of her, under my desk:
(http://cassland.org/images/LucyLast.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: doombilly on 21 Nov 2011, 16:19
Maria and Goldie
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UvSatmM6qAk/Tr_I8GGfCqI/AAAAAAAAWsc/xnFahNcpTCI/s288/IMG01872-20111107-1717.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Zingoleb on 21 Nov 2011, 16:29
I was hit really hard at the fact that I don't have my pets anymore. Before they were only a couple days away if I really needed to see them, and now they're thousands of miles away, and I know my beautiful dalmatian will probably be gone before I see him again. I miss them like crazy.


I want to say 'my condolences' Carl, but that feels too impersonal. I'm so sorry.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Carl-E on 21 Nov 2011, 21:27
Thanks, Zingo, and everyone else.  I just carried him outside to pee again - he still weighs about 95 lbs, and after carrying him around the vet (car to the exam room, exam room to x-ray, back to the exam room, back out to the car, into the house again) I'm bushed.  And sore.  He stands for a few when I set him on his feet, and takes a few staggering steps, sniffing the cold air.  He's always been a cold weather dog, happiest whenever it was snowing.  When I bring him in, he collapses. 

My wife's birthday dinner became a de facto wake.  Most of our good friends came by to spend a little time with him, petting and talking with him (OK, at him.  But he's always been very expressive). 

I plan on getting plastered after he's gone.  The owner, employees and regulars at the bar across the street all know him, he's barked at them all in his high tenor voice, and several of them would come over to pet him regularly.  They'll understand.  Even our postman got to know him (they're a wary breed, those postmen). 

He's a real neighborhood dog. 
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: doombilly on 22 Nov 2011, 08:40
Losing a dog is hard.  You have another, which helps, but you won't forget the old one. 

Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Carl-E on 22 Nov 2011, 12:45
Second trip to the vet's today.  Said goodbye. 

 :cry:


Crazy expensive.  Want to go drink, but have grading to finish that won't wait, because it's late for an online class, and I'm nearly a week behind.  See you all another day. 
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: doombilly on 23 Nov 2011, 10:38
Hang in their Carl. That sucks. But you know that. We lost our little Lando this time last year. Maria still mourns and Thanksgiving will always be a little dimmer.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Elysiana on 23 Nov 2011, 10:38
I'm so sorry. I know all too well how hard it is to lose a pet friend that way.
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Post by: Akima on 23 Nov 2011, 16:34
Second trip to the vet's today.  Said goodbye.
My sympathies. Losing loved ones is very hard.
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Post by: doombilly on 24 Nov 2011, 07:47
reading this with a little white chihuahua glued to my hip.
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Post by: questionablecontentfan on 26 Nov 2011, 23:11
My irresponsible sister has left her three cats with me and my mom. It's been kind of nuts having them here, but they make me feel better after a crappy day at work. They're very sweet cats, but they have their weird habits.

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Post by: Barmymoo on 27 Nov 2011, 03:49
I love how cats all have little quirks - my favourite of my three cats (I know I shouldn't have a favourite but she's only the favourite by a tiny margin) sometimes is washing herself and if she is startled by a sudden noise, her little pink tongue stays sticking out while she looks round for danger. SO CUTE.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 27 Nov 2011, 06:17
I had a kitty who would climb onto my desk and stare at me, and I would always turn it into a staring contest (and I would always lose).

Miss my Boo.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 27 Nov 2011, 06:28
Apparently my dog has doggy allergies, and the people before us never bothered to find out what to, so now we get to do it. He's been scratching his ears and cut his head, so the vet had to shave the area around the scabs. *snerk*
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/381579_10100629874468368_5700964_58174858_1339761765_n.jpg)
Unfortunately they also trimmed his nails and left the roughest sharpest most busted up nails you can imagine, so last night he ripped himself up again. *le sigh* Has anyone ever done the whole doggy dermatologist or allergy blood test thing?
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Post by: Carl-E on 27 Nov 2011, 12:08
We never did, we were able to find Max's allergy by trial and error - it was food dye.  Kibbles and bits left him scratching for two weeks!  It was pretty consistent, and he never had problems when we eliminated artificial coloring from his diet.  Apparantly it's a pretty common allergy in several breeds.  We had to buy dye-free benadryl for him! 

Oh, one other thing that happened a few years ago, Max seemed  to be having an allergic reaction, and it turned out that a nearby lawn he loved to roll on during walks was being treated with herbicides.  Keeping him off that grass cleared his condition almost imediately. 

Good luck.  A dog's exposure to allergens is pretty limited, they lead a fairly simple life.  You may be able to figure it out on your own.  In the meantime, file his nails! 
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Post by: Lines on 27 Nov 2011, 12:25
I don't think I've posted any photos of our newest cat, Hermione, so here she is with Laser Eyes (Parker) in the background:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/DSC_0001.jpg)

She doesn't look it in this photo, but she's about half the size of Parker. She's a very nice, dainty, talkative lady. Also she is very obsessed with ponytail holders and straws.

(The rug is crooked because Parker likes to play with it and tries to crawl under it.)
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Post by: Welu on 28 Nov 2011, 04:13
I logged into my old Photobucket account and found a few photos of Patches, my first doggy. We kind of inherited her from my grandparents when she was ten.

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/LynnieTHM/Other/WadrBed.jpg)

She was a pure bred Jack Russel (as far as we know) and I'm guessing this was a few months after we got her since she's much looking healthier and bulkier than when we first took her in. Grandad put bluntly was a drunk so he would disappear for days and my Mammy (his daughter) thinks even if he was home, he'd forget to feed her a lot of the time. Between her age and how thin and sickly she looked, we honestly didn't think she'd last very long when we got her.

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/LynnieTHM/Other/102_0364-1.jpg) (http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/LynnieTHM/Other/102_0369-1-1.jpg)

She loved her blanket. I think everyone in my house fell asleep under it a few times with her.

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j271/LynnieTHM/Other/Dog1.jpg)

You can't really tell in this photo but she was very bloated in this. She had fluid draining into the cavity around her lungs her last year and she had a hear murmur. She was getting a lot of pills at this point which helped her a lot but she passed away peacefully at home at the ripe old age of sixteen in 2008.

January coming we'll have our second doggy, Socks, who's a lab/terrier, for a year. She was seven weeks when we got her. I've no photos of her on this computer but I'll be getting some.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 06 Dec 2011, 11:18
Dogs are our moral superiors (http://www.nbc-2.com/story/16198791/2011/12/06/dog-rescues-bag-of-kittens).
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Post by: Welu on 06 Dec 2011, 16:09
That's a beautiful story.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 30 Apr 2012, 22:54
Here's another like it. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/30/seeing-eye-dog-blind-dog-tanner-blair_n_1465162.html?ref=good-news)
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Post by: Nikolai on 03 Jun 2012, 08:14
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/200660_10150424662725514_839795513_17894443_175719_n.jpg)

My wife's dog, Mishka. She's terrified of men at first, so we suspect she was abused by a previous owner. If she were human, she'd be the butt of a blonde joke; Gorgeous, and a little bit airheaded. We've had her for just over a year now, and it's been all fun and games (for her, at least). We'll be getting a German Shepherd pup for "my dog" once I get back from this deployment.

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/252096_10150748628800514_839795513_20397869_1036303_n.jpg)

This is Sasha. She was an impulse adoption, as I'm not a big cat person. My buddy was helping me change a tire on my bike when our neighbour walked past and asked if I wanted a kitten, as he had four to give away. I was in an unusually pleasant mood (largely due to getting my bike fixed) and can't for the life of me figure out why I said yes. Looking back on it now, I did it for the photo ops. Sasha's the brat of the house, picking fights with Mishka that often result in getting skulldragged...literally.

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/388097_563974804819_1306443422_n.jpg)

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/300537_555523196909_200802469_31397030_515362_n.jpg)
This is pretty much par for the course with those two. I can't wait to see how the dynamics might change by adding another dog.

I'll stop spamming pictures now.
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Post by: Carl-E on 03 Jun 2012, 10:15
Oh, man - that's what this thread is for!  Beautiful animals.  We have an all black cat as well, nearly 16 years old now, starting to go blind.  Regal as all hell. 

Oh, and Mishka's man thing?  Our golden retriever Max had the same issues.  Thing is, we had him from the age of 6 weeks, he was never abused by anyone, but I was the only man he wasn't scared of.  He was OK with boys up to about pre-teen, but once they were teenagers, he was wary, and men were a real point of fear (along with thunder and gunshots).  I personally think he could smell the testosterone... or something. 

I still miss him.  I finally brough the box with his ashes in from the car yesterday, he'd been riding under the seat all winter.  We'll probably scatter them at the lake when we introduce Lillie to the glories of swimming this summer. 
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Post by: Nikolai on 03 Jun 2012, 11:16
Yeah. Anytime I go to the field for a week there's always a couple-hour re-acclimatization period with Mishka, even when I bribe her with treats. I'm interested to see how she'll react/if she'll remember me when I get back.

My wife has a thing for fostering kittens, which is actually perfect for me. I love kittens, but hate (for the most part) cats. I call it "renting kittens". The first time we fostered with Mishka, we were definitely wary as to how she'd react, but it turns out that she's a natural-born momma for all species. She groomed and pooped Sasha, and would pick her up and carry her around the house. I'm fairly certain that Sasha thinks she's a dog; even when we leave the cat food where only she can reach it, she prefers Iams.

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/400433_577105690419_200802469_31513288_576678325_n.jpg)
When they're not fighting like cats and dogs, Sasha spends most of her time like this.
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Post by: doombilly on 03 Jun 2012, 13:35
Misha looks somewhat like an Akita we had growing up. Somewhere my mom has pics of her playing with some pug puppies. Darling.
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Post by: Nikolai on 03 Jun 2012, 13:41
We're not entirely sure what breeds she is. There's obviously husky in her, but the rest is as mysterious as why she prefers to pee on the carpet five minutes after she's back inside.
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Post by: Lines on 03 Jun 2012, 14:11
Those two are so cute together!
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Post by: Carl-E on 03 Jun 2012, 15:11
...why she prefers to pee on the carpet five minutes after she's back inside.

Marking her home territory, to warn other dogs away. 



Basically, she's protecting you. 

Should be interesting when you get the other dog.  Make sure it's a puppy she can raise right, so she'll accept it. 
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Post by: Nikolai on 03 Jun 2012, 15:17
But it's MY territory...

As far as I can recall, we haven't ever had another dog in the house with her. She's extremely submissive on other dogs' turf, and I've only heard her growl at people on the porch once or twice.

What do you mean by "a puppy she can raise right"? Unlike my wife, who was raised with animals, I was lucky to have a goldfish for a year when I was young. I'm rather new at this "fur family" business.
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Post by: Carl-E on 03 Jun 2012, 15:23
But it's MY territory...

She's extremely submissive on other dogs' turf

Exactly.  The pee mark makes your home her turf to other dogs. 

Quote
What do you mean by "a puppy she can raise right"? Unlike my wife, who was raised with animals, I was lucky to have a goldfish for a year when I was young. I'm rather new at this "fur family" business.

Puppies are automatically submissive to be acceptable to any other dog.  If the dog you get is mature, there may be a dominance competition between it ans Mishka.  There may not, but it's hard to know beforehand.  Also, if a mature and more dominint dog takes over her turf, she may start acting out from the frustration and loss of dominance - chewing on things, and other destructive behaviour. 


Besides, puppies = cute!!  You don't want to miss out on that. 
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Post by: pwhodges on 04 Jun 2012, 00:13
My puppy, Penny (now 1 year old) was pretty much dominant over the older dog, Polly, from the start.  Polly did teach her to play and fight, as the older dog will normally do, and has found a way of living contentedly with the puppy as well; but there's no question that in the end she will always back down.
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Post by: Carl-E on 04 Jun 2012, 01:33
Interesting!  I've only ever seen puppies be submissive around older dogs, until they're a couple of months old.  Takes all kinds! 
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Post by: Zingoleb on 01 Jul 2012, 07:44
My wife's dog, Mishka.

story times: I say "Meeeshka, I laaaahv you!" at least once a week.
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Post by: pwhodges on 01 Jul 2012, 09:47
Penny had what she thought was a particularly pleasant walk on Friday.  She brought home a memento:

(http://cassland.org/images/Penny-shit1.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/Penny-shit2.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/Penny-shit3.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/Penny-shit4.jpg)

Then she had the garden hose turned on her for a while.  And a deodorising shampoo.
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Post by: ZJGent on 04 Oct 2012, 10:04
I didn't really think I was the sort of person who shows off pictures of their pets as though they were personality-laced child-substitutes. Until recently. And for good reason!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/zeejay_djinn/kitty/DSC_0171_zpsd1ae7a91.jpg)

The reason is: "d'awww"
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Post by: Zingoleb on 04 Oct 2012, 14:00
the reason is is that a fucking bengal
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Post by: Lines on 04 Oct 2012, 19:12
BENGAL KITTY! I has one too!

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/581329_10100586123765285_702016500_n.jpg)

Also in a Gym bag:

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/260577_10100692469652275_1567299719_n.jpg)
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Post by: Omega Entity on 04 Oct 2012, 20:15
My geriatric kitty, Nina:
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee282/omega_entity/Image02252011165100.jpg)

Bert, the 2-and-a-half-year-old Manx:
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee282/omega_entity/IMG_20120506_155532.jpg)
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee282/omega_entity/IMG_20120506_155733.jpg)

And Devon, the 2-year-old black kitty, along with Bert in is favorite pose:
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee282/omega_entity/IMG_20120709_123535.jpg)

I swear, trying to photograph black cats is a bit like trying to take a picture of a vampire - they just don't turn out.

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Post by: lepetitfromage on 05 Oct 2012, 08:02
Yeahhhh, it's really hard to get good ones. I have a few that I've taken of Fuzz that were successful, but I spent a good half hour taking shot after shot and came out with maybe 2 or 3. I'll post them soon, they're all on a different computer.

Very cute kitties :-)
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Post by: Carl-E on 05 Oct 2012, 12:54
Majic, my sixteen year old black cat who's lost a lot of teeth and some jaw in the last couple of months, stopped eating about a week ago, and stopped even trying to drink a couple of days ago.  Lifting her, it seems she got down to 3 - 4 lbs (she used to be pushing 20). 

Day before yesterday she stopped walking around, and just lay near the back door.  We got a cushion under her, and pet her whenever we went by.  Just waiting. 

She disappeared this afternoon.  No one saw her get up and go anywhere (the dog did, but she's not talking).  We can't find her. 


I've quit looking.  She wanted some peace, I guess.  She'll turn up soon. 

Rest in peace, love. 
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Post by: Redball on 05 Oct 2012, 14:59
Reminds me of Cocoa, our Tonkinese, a Burmese-Siamese cross. She had two litters in her first 2-3 years and remained about 7-8 pounds. Our vet got her through a kidney failure when she was 13-14, and a couple of years later, she was unable to drink. I saw her outside, wanting to lap at water standing on pavers near our pool, but unable to. It was clear she didn't have very long. I called over to her, telling her it was OK to go, and that we'd meet again someday and talk over old times. Never saw her again, not even her carcass. But the part of me that hopes for an afterlife hopes for that meeting.
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Post by: Carl-E on 05 Oct 2012, 15:23
Crap.  Now I have this going through my head. 

We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know
We'll meet again
Some sunny day (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6cMQ6kBm0k)

 :cry:
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Post by: Redball on 05 Oct 2012, 15:28
Crap indeed! I get a little wet-eyed whenever I think of that moment with Cocoa, or write about it. Clara and I bought Cocoa within a few hours after Clara's first cat, Sinner, died. Cocoa's death brought us down to one cat, a little tuxedo we named Eina. And when Eina disappeared in the woods after 5 years, probably attacked by wild dogs, we replaced her within a few days, when we were satisfied she was dead. Unless a family's downsizing its pet population by attrition, I recommend quick replacement. It's good for the soul(s).
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Post by: Omega Entity on 05 Oct 2012, 18:55
Condolences, Carl. Cats are funny like that; it's not uncommon for them to wander off to be alone in a quiet place to pass on. Nina is 14 years old this year, and though she's had some rough spots (namely, a long-term bladder infection and pancreatits, both conditions that we have since gotten under control), I can't keep the thought from my mind that any day could be her last. She actually has a heart murmur that was diagnosed when she was a few years old, and by all rights, she could have been gone years ago - the life expectancy for kitties with murmurs is usually less than 6 years. And with having to have her brother put down last October - god, has it already been almost a year? It still feels so recent - it's a very depressing though that she her time may be limited.

But, when she goes, we have two wonderful young kitties that will help soften the blow, though it's still going to hurt like hell. She's been around for literally half of my life, and she and her brother were born on the same day that my father died; it's an odd feeling, and I'm not entirely sure why.
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Post by: Carl-E on 05 Oct 2012, 23:10
She crawled out from wherever she was hiding when we settled in the living room this evening.  She's been on a cushion in my lap, and when I'm up I set her back on the chair (it's her favorite). 

She's still purring, quietly. 
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Post by: Carl-E on 06 Oct 2012, 08:32
Passed at 5:20 this morning.  My daughter, who sleeps downstairs, heard a noise and a thud.  Her legs had stiffened in death, pushing her off the chair. 

Burial will be this afternoon.  One day short of the blessing of the animals for St. Francis' day. 
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Post by: Redball on 06 Oct 2012, 09:12
Bless her memory, my friend. She certainly blessed you.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Oct 2012, 11:34
I'm glad she came back so you could spend just a little more time with her. I hope your family can heal over time.
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Post by: Carl-E on 06 Oct 2012, 13:24
I'm just hoping no one brings home another f*cking kitten for a while. 

We have two other cats, still, and two dogs.  That's really enough...
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Post by: valley_parade on 29 Dec 2012, 18:56
LIFE TO PET THREAD.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/45063_10152367333275313_2135853749_n.jpg)
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Post by: Zingoleb on 29 Dec 2012, 19:04
I shall join in this resurrection with a picture of my puppy!

(http://i.imgur.com/EQx0s.jpg)
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 30 Dec 2012, 01:12
That might be the definition of a cute puppy.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 30 Dec 2012, 09:25
....I have nine cats, and two dogs.

Not including the tenth cat, who is temporarily boarding with us because his owner is a dipshit who never should have had him in the first place and DCF is on her ass because she sucks as a parent
</rant>
And the eleventh cat, who belongs to my father-in-law, who owns the house. He stays in his room (both the father-in-law, and his cat)
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Post by: Lines on 17 Jan 2013, 15:25
Because I don't want this thread to die (again), here's pictures of my newer kitty, Kisa-chan!

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/487065_10100828189718175_422756181_n.jpg)

And Kisa lying on top of Hobbes:

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/248529_10100865535796335_1606039226_n.jpg)
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Post by: Bluesummers on 17 Jan 2013, 15:37
Hobbes looks like a cool dude...he doesn't give a crap, and that's about it.
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Post by: Lines on 17 Jan 2013, 15:58
Hobbes is the definition of a cat who doesn't give a crap. Seriously, he is the most laid back cat I've ever met. He's also the cuddliest.
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Post by: Redball on 17 Jan 2013, 16:22
Sorry about that. Photos didn't show up, so I quoted them to look at them in another tab. Must have posted by mistake.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 17 Jan 2013, 17:03
You don't say?
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Post by: Bluesummers on 17 Jan 2013, 17:53
I have graphed (to the best of my MS-Painting ability) my family dynamics (http://s13.postimage.org/tx3wnuxdj/family_matters.png)...enjoy the confusion.
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Post by: Carl-E on 17 Jan 2013, 21:30
I think you have an addiction, my friend. 
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Post by: Spriteling on 18 Jan 2013, 03:56
I have graphed (to the best of my MS-Painting ability) my family dynamics (http://s13.postimage.org/tx3wnuxdj/family_matters.png)...enjoy the confusion.
That is a lot of cats. I approve. :D

My mother has six cats.  The dynamics there are.....similarly interesting.
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Post by: LeeC on 18 Jan 2013, 09:16
I really want a dog

dogs like socks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swmuqGWgZCc)
used to do this with my parents dogs when I got home from school.
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Post by: Welu on 18 Jan 2013, 10:22
I'm doubly amused by that as my doggy's name is Socks.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Feb 2013, 08:01
(http://i.imgur.com/2yf2dEm.jpg)

I think my cat is part Snorlax.
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Post by: nekowafer on 11 Feb 2013, 08:15
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee cat ball
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Post by: LeeC on 11 Feb 2013, 08:16


I think my cat is part Snorlax.
get the poke-flute!
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Post by: Zingoleb on 11 Feb 2013, 08:18
I whistled at him. An ear moved. I whistled again. The other ear moved.

I think we might need to approach this differently, Jim.
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Post by: pwhodges on 14 Feb 2013, 08:40
Not a pet, but a working dog, working:

(http://i.imgur.com/XOmwXSZ.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/MwhzYPz.jpg)
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Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Feb 2013, 08:46
That is the best thing
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Post by: nekowafer on 14 Feb 2013, 08:55
D'AWWWWWWWWWWW!!

So damn cute
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Post by: Carl-E on 14 Feb 2013, 17:47
GAAAAA the way the dog rolls it's eyes in the animated one AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Zingoleb on 14 Feb 2013, 20:04
I can't find it, but there's a gif of that with the lamb wagging its tail and it's more or less the most perfect thing ever
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Post by: K1dmor on 14 Feb 2013, 20:24
 You mean this one?  :-) :
 (http://i.imgur.com/YkemOy4.gif)

 And....The full video!

 
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Post by: nekowafer on 22 Feb 2013, 08:33
Finally finished the ferret corner!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/nekowaffer/CameraZOOM-20130222111916857_zpsd0943fb4.jpg)

Not the best pic, but it's always tough to take a picture of that collage. It has pictures of all the ferrets I've lost, plus the ex's dog Lacey, and some of my current kitty, Yuki. On the left are all the little urns of lost ferrets/kitties, and on the right are all my weasel-like plushes, and one orange kitty.

Hanging on the wall to the left is a wood burning of my first ferret Waffle. And in the cabinets below, almost all my ferret supplies.
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Post by: catflea on 22 Feb 2013, 08:45
My photobucket is being rubbish.  damn.

I post pics of my little ones later...
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 22 Feb 2013, 09:33
I still think that this thread should be titled: Because the old pet's thread went away to live on a farm and be very happy frollicking in the meadows with the other threads apparently.

Love the Ferret shrine.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 22 Feb 2013, 14:29
I thought it was just coincidence, but it's happened too many times for that. Both my cats will go to bed when I tell them to. Seriously, all I have to do is say "bedtime" and they'll walk (well, in the case of the somewhat portly male one it's more of a waddle) over to their beds and get in. If the door is shut, they'll stand by it and wait for it to be opened.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 22 Feb 2013, 22:05
One of my cats used to meow us goodnight before climbing up into her perch. Now she just walks on top of us and kneads our legs until she gets tired of it, then falls asleep on one of us.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 23 Feb 2013, 01:10
Our cats don't know the word bedtime, but they recognise the movements that suggest someone is going to bed, and they respond accordingly by heading to the kitchen for their last-thing-at-night biscuits (I'm not sure how this habit emerged, I think it's to encourage them to stay inside instead of going to find birds and mice to dismember on the kitchen carpet).
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Post by: celticgeek on 23 Feb 2013, 07:03
We used to have a cat that "counted" us.  She would walk over us after we had gone to bed.  The "counting" came to light one night when I was on a business trip, and she walked over my wife several times, instead of her usual once.  This happened the whole time I was gone (three days).  We checked with our children, and they confirmed that she walked over them after they had gone to bed, and that she had walked over them several times while I was gone. 
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Post by: Barmymoo on 23 Feb 2013, 07:14
For a moment I thought you meant that the cat just counted someone else to make up for the missing person - but you mean that she was checking she hadn't made a mistake, right? That's pretty cool!
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Post by: celticgeek on 23 Feb 2013, 07:27
Yes, she was counting everybody, every night.  But when I was gone, she had to keep checking to see if she had made a mistake. 
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Post by: Redball on 23 Feb 2013, 15:36
An acquaintance, an excellent soprano, told us on FB her 20-year-old cat died in the last day or so, with the phrase "For I will consider my cat, Rebel." In the post, she told us that in a concert in Rhode Island last night, she sang from the Benjamin Britten "Rejoice in the Lamb." The words are those of a "lunatic", and in the beginning a little strange. But they come together in a ringing declaration of Christian faith.  They include these lyrics about a cat:

For I will consider my cat Jeoffry.
For he is the servant of the living God.
Duly and daily serving him.

For at the first glance
Of the glory of God in the East
He worships in his way.
For this is done by wreathing his body
Seven times round with elegant quickness.
For he knows that God is his saviour.
For God has bless'd him
In the variety of his movements.
For there is nothing sweeter
Than his peace when at rest.

For I am possessed of a cat,
Surpassing in beauty,
From whom I take occasion
To bless Almighty God.

Not that I'm much of a Christian, but I've sung "Rejoice" and adore the work and the words.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 23 Feb 2013, 15:44
I have read a wonderful, affectionate parody of those lyrics but never the original. Thank you!
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Post by: Redball on 23 Feb 2013, 15:50
Have you ever heard it?
The complete lyrics are here (http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~tan/Britten/lambtext.html). Paul has recorded the work, I believe in surround sound. I've been assembling a sound system, with most of the hardware given to me by a friend here, in part so I can hear it as recorded.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 25 Feb 2013, 04:51
Pointless dog story: My dog is allergic to something this time of year so we give him 8 Benadryl with each meal (he's a big dog), but we ran out and only had 2 to give him with dinner on Saturday. I went to the store yesterday and got a bunch more, and gave him some right away because he was all itchy pawing at his nose and rubbing his face on the arm of the couch. He managed to drop about half of it on the floor but it's a start, and he got more with dinner. Apparently it was enough because by about 8pm he was turned into a big puddle of fuzz sprawled across the hallway. He rolled over for a belly rub and kept drifting off but then would start looking around like "I'm awake!!" It all wore off overnight though because by 4am he was back to barking at God fucking knows what outside.
(http://distilleryimage7.s3.amazonaws.com/99825c40762e11e290d522000a1fb852_7.jpg)
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Post by: catflea on 27 Feb 2013, 05:43
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/catflea/20121226_143410_5.jpg)

Meet Dave.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 27 Feb 2013, 05:58
Dave is playing ... mousetrap?
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Post by: Aethien on 27 Feb 2013, 06:14
(http://i.imgur.com/ehoL9.jpg)

Meet Ahmu. Preferably on your knees and worshiping his excellency, or more likely get a peek of his nose while he hides somewhere checking you out before he dares to prance around again.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 27 Feb 2013, 06:51
Eeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Black cats!!  :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Meet Fuzz  :-)


In the window:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8252/8513362334_93f8aff671.jpg)


Mommy is making a Little Fuzz to put on the wedding cake. Big Fuzz is not amused.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8086/8513384164_4fa9c013eb.jpg)


In the newspaper bin.  :psyduck:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8026/7707278878_e59127a597.jpg)
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Post by: Zingoleb on 27 Feb 2013, 20:16
This was one of my black cats, Jack:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/739781_399304463489674_1591142066_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/735674_399304473489673_2131193911_o.jpg)
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Post by: catflea on 28 Feb 2013, 13:58
Dave is playing ... mousetrap?

Screwball Scramble....

Dave, throwing a punch at his former friend Suzy...  (4 years or so ago...  Scary...)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/catflea/Dave/kapow.jpg)

And this is Sammy Dawg
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/catflea/20130120_132254.jpg)


Hanky
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/catflea/IMAG0478.jpg)

Pippin  (who is a baby)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/catflea/IMAG0458.jpg)
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Post by: ankhtahr on 28 Feb 2013, 14:01
Squeeee!

Crested Geckos!

I love Crested Geckos!

We have several crested geckos, as well as some leopard geckos. They're so cute!
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Post by: catflea on 28 Feb 2013, 14:30
I'm keeping my gecko love under control at the moment with those two.... Along with the Ex I used to have a breeding colony of Leopard Gex,  Various other Cresties, a Blue Tounge Skink, Stenos, AFTs and and a Tokay.... alongside Snakes (not my thing),turtles, Fish, Birds, Dogs, Cats and Rabbits...   It was a bit mad...
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Post by: ankhtahr on 28 Feb 2013, 14:33
I feel you. We don't have any space left, otherwise we would probably have some Phelsuma as well. And some small snakes. And maybe some more geckos from the Rhacodactylus family. And other reptiles… well, you know…

But anyway, I really love the Geckos we have.
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Post by: Aethien on 28 Feb 2013, 15:43
I'm keeping my gecko love under control at the moment with those two.... Along with the Ex I used to have a breeding colony of Leopard Gex,  Various other Cresties, a Blue Tounge Skink, Stenos, AFTs and and a Tokay.... alongside Snakes (not my thing),turtles, Fish, Birds, Dogs, Cats and Rabbits...   It was a bit mad...
And I thought just taking care of my one cat was a lot of work... :-P
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Post by: Carl-E on 28 Feb 2013, 21:21
Only one cat? 


Have you met BlueSummers yet?   :-D :roll: :-P
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Post by: Bluesummers on 01 Mar 2013, 03:41
I would post something in response, but there's a cat tail over half of the keyboard and it keeps whacking my hands. The cat it's attached to is giving me "the look".
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 06 Mar 2013, 22:40
So, my bunny, Polonius, had to go to the vet yesterday. Inflammation. At 13, I fully expected him to not come out alive because, you know, quality of life yada yada yada ...

Turns out, the old fucker is still ticking over wonderfully! Yay!
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Post by: Aethien on 07 Mar 2013, 02:17
13, that's impressive.

I know my little sister's rabbits never lasted more than 3 years or so.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 07 Mar 2013, 02:37
It's pretty astonishing, really. We got him from a shelter when he was 8. We figured we could give him a happy old age. As it turns out, the old age is so happy that he never ever wants to give up.
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Post by: jwhouk on 07 Mar 2013, 07:00
Having a 17-year-old cat can be incredibly satisfying and incredibly frustrating all at once.

Is there a test somewhere as to how you can tell if your cat is getting forgetful?
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Post by: Redball on 07 Mar 2013, 07:38

I know my little sister's rabbits never lasted more than 3 years or so.
Having trouble with my eyes lately. Read "tasted" for "lasted." Sorry.
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Post by: Valdís on 12 Mar 2013, 18:26
Taking care of this lil' fella for a bit while his owner is away.

He's kinda messy, but OMIGOSH SO CUUUUUTE!

(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Mar 2013, 18:28
I remember you! You've already played with my chinchillas today! Get away from me, you pervy chinchilla fancier!
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Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Mar 2013, 18:30
I expect exactly zero people to get that reference.
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Post by: Valdís on 12 Mar 2013, 18:35
I expect exactly zero people to get that reference.

Yeah, I'm coming up dry on that one, Unicorn.  :psyduck:
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Post by: K1dmor on 12 Mar 2013, 18:46
I remember you! You've already played with my chinchillas today! Get away from me, you pervy chinchilla fancier!

 Crazy Audrey? o.o
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Post by: Valdís on 12 Mar 2013, 18:49
Crazy Audrey? o.o

Oh, it's an Improbable Island thing? Haven't been on my gal in ages. Neat.

Isn't that cats though? Just plugging in another animal there or is she.. expanding her franchise, as it were?
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Post by: Zingoleb on 12 Mar 2013, 19:00
Legend of the Green Dragon, yeah.

Kidmor! What server did you play?
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Mar 2013, 14:28
I have toon on there somewhere. At least, I did have; they might have wiped it since I last played.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 13 Mar 2013, 14:41
They tend to do that. They'll give you a character that doesn't expire if you don't log in if you ask, but they refuse to do it for me because a few of the mods don't like me. They can restore your character, though.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Mar 2013, 15:10
I'd only got to about level 3, so it probably just got discounted as someone who started playing and then got bored.
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Post by: nekowafer on 15 Mar 2013, 17:06
I'm going to post the same thing here as I posted on Facebook and Tumblr. If it bothers anyone, please let me know.

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/537541_10151360020467717_378954955_n.jpg)

My cat Percy has a broken arm and broken ribs. We think this happened while at the vet, but they take no responsibility for it and refuse to help us at all. We gave them $1100 for the privilege. Now Percy needs surgery to set his broken arm. That's going to be around $2400, initially. A large portion of this will have to go on credit cards - we just don't have the money to pay for it. I would appreciate ANY help that anyone is willing to give. My paypal is [email protected] Good thoughts and prayers are certainly welcome as well.
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Post by: catflea on 16 Mar 2013, 04:21
Neko,  I can't help financially as I am really only just scraping by myself, as much as I would love to.    I am sending love and positive vibes though
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Post by: nekowafer on 16 Mar 2013, 06:33
Thank you &lt;3
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Post by: catflea on 18 Mar 2013, 12:24
Imma gonna bump this, for the benefit of Neko's Kitty
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Post by: nekowafer on 18 Mar 2013, 12:44
<3

Internet headbutts would be welcome as well because Percy loves headbutts more than anything. Oh and hugs. He's a hugger.
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Post by: catflea on 18 Mar 2013, 14:07
My avatar is Percy too - perhaps they should headbutt each other?
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Post by: nekowafer on 18 Mar 2013, 15:36
That would be adorable!
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Post by: mtmerrick on 19 Mar 2013, 01:27
As far as pets go all i have is a small (1.5 Gallon Hex) aquarium, home to a Red Male Crowntail Betta and a Bristlenose Plecostomus.

My family also has a 6-YO Puggle named Daisy >ImageLink (http://www.majhost.com/gallery/mtmerrick/misc/daisy.jpg)< and a 20 Gallon fishtank home to various Tetras, 3 small Bala Sharks, and a few others.
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Post by: nekowafer on 23 Mar 2013, 15:47
My kitty is home <3

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/531693_10151373189987717_781784129_n.jpg)
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Post by: celticgeek on 23 Mar 2013, 15:49
Yay!  And good health to your cat!
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Post by: Bluesummers on 23 Mar 2013, 16:23
^.^ I'm glad to hear Percy is doing better.
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Post by: jwhouk on 23 Mar 2013, 16:39
My little kitten turned 17 today. Obviously she's not a little kitten anymore, but she's still spry enough to run around.
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Post by: Loki on 23 Mar 2013, 16:41
Your cat's birthday is the same as that of Carl-E!
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Post by: Carl-E on 23 Mar 2013, 17:01
And she's exactly 1/3 my age! 

Neko, I am reminded of a lolcat with the collar...

"Wen u said lisabefan collar, I was expectin fancy dress"
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Post by: nekowafer on 23 Mar 2013, 17:16
Aw I just imagined Percy in a dress...
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Post by: Redball on 23 Mar 2013, 19:17
Aw?

Naw, I can imagine Percy's train of thought being put in a dress and being shown off in it.

And what's the schedule for the cast?

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Post by: nekowafer on 23 Mar 2013, 19:24
In about a month, we go back to get the screw taken out of his elbow (put there because it was dislocated). They'll change the bandage then, and I think remove all the stitches, except for those around the spot they open to remove the screw. Then he'll have another one put on, for at least another month. I'm not sure how long it stays on after that, I think it will depend on how much he's trying to use his leg.

He has spent the past half hour trying to get the cone off his head, by walking backwards, banging his head against the cage bars, and scratching at it with his good legs. None of this has worked.
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Post by: Welu on 25 Mar 2013, 11:06
I tried to make a GIF out of my doggy, Socks but it won't upload to Tumblr, even super compressed. Work on Imgur at least.

(http://i.imgur.com/0QpLeeD.gif)
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Post by: nekowafer on 25 Mar 2013, 12:32
schnozz!
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Post by: pwhodges on 25 Mar 2013, 12:51
Well, this seems to fit here (it's been seen before, but no matter).  Penny:

(http://cassland.org/images/PennyNose.jpg)

You can never have too many dogs' noses :)
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Post by: Welu on 25 Mar 2013, 13:03
Dog's noses are the best. This photo makes me laugh ever time. She looks like a Snoop Dogg dog.

(http://i.imgur.com/SoZArO2.jpg)
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Post by: Zingoleb on 25 Mar 2013, 13:32
buster feat. my reflection:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/737284_398413603578760_1065286017_o.jpg)

deer feat. no fear whatsoever:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/4526d646068ef3e9cb953ae3e21f7771/tumblr_mk8grvxm811rigrq6o1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 25 Mar 2013, 14:26
My kitties, waiting for me to come home and give them food.


(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/547115_10150943873761598_2027918228_n.jpg)
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Post by: nekowafer on 28 Mar 2013, 18:03
My cat is a super-villain

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/625450_10151382039737717_1933180058_n.jpg)
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Post by: mtmerrick on 28 Mar 2013, 19:06
(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/mtmerrick/pets/20130327_215055.jpg)
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Post by: Valdís on 28 Mar 2013, 19:30
[IMAGE]
[IMAGE]

FRIENDS FRIENDS FRIENDS?

(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Bluesummers on 28 Mar 2013, 19:52
My cat is a super-villain

He gathers the sun's rays using his cone, then unleashes a Solarbeam attack upon his enemies!
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Post by: nekowafer on 29 Mar 2013, 05:21
You guys are adorable <3
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Post by: Masterpiece on 29 Mar 2013, 09:09
My two angels:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/542685_10200600133426607_394673673_n.jpg)
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Post by: catflea on 01 Apr 2013, 05:19
Dave was a seriously ugly kitten....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/catflea/Dave/dave1.jpg)
but has grown into a handsome chappy

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/catflea/20121129_231344.jpg)
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Post by: jwhouk on 02 Apr 2013, 08:38
My cat goes into the vet on Thursday at 3 PM.








...for the last time. :( :cry:
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Post by: Valdís on 02 Apr 2013, 08:49
...for the last time. :( :cry:

Oh, I'm sorry.. I didn't know that in the Depression thread.. Our cat was around that old when he had to be put down earlier this year too. Hugs. :-(
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Post by: celticgeek on 02 Apr 2013, 08:51
Sorry to hear that, jwouk.  These things are always hard.  Hugs.
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 02 Apr 2013, 08:56
Sorry to hear that.

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Post by: jwhouk on 02 Apr 2013, 09:22
She apparently has had kidney issues for a while now, and the last few days she's refused to eat anything except soft kitty treats.

Since we don't have it in the budget for a kidney transplant, we really don't have... a choice.

Okay, I have to get off to bed or I'm going to just bawl for the next three hours.
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Post by: Welu on 02 Apr 2013, 09:23
So sorry.  :-(
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Post by: nekowafer on 02 Apr 2013, 10:00
Yeah, I didn't know it was her last visit. I'm sorry. I know just how much that hurts.

She knows how much you love her. Remind her while she's still with you.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 02 Apr 2013, 10:07
Oh, that sucks :( you have my condolences.

(I didn't know kidney transplants for cats was even a thing)
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Post by: nekowafer on 02 Apr 2013, 10:40
Much of the stuff a human can get, an animal can get, especially if it's a cat or dog. I mean, my cat just had a somewhat complicated fracture in his arm repaired by surgery. I've had a ferret go in for adrenal gland tumor de-bulking (he didn't make it), another go in for exploratory surgery on his stomach, and several more have skin tumors removed. There are veterinary neurology and ophthalmology specialists near me, and getting an ultrasound or x-ray is easy enough. Pets can even get MRIs.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 02 Apr 2013, 11:03
Well, I knew some of that.  Guess I just didn't know the extents to which it went.
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Post by: Carl-E on 02 Apr 2013, 12:02
Many human surgical procedures were perfected on animals in the past.  It's done less nowadays, but animals definitely benefit from the practice. 
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Post by: HappyHavoc on 02 Apr 2013, 15:50
I love my cats. They can be a huge pain in the ass sometimes but they make me happy.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 02 Apr 2013, 17:00
I'm so sorry to hear that jwhouk. I still remember how I felt, when the first gecko I had died without a sign. We still have one of her offspring though.

It feels horrible to lose an animal you've bonded with for so long. Remember the good times you had with your cat and try to keep in mind that she had a good life. It hurts to have this happen to pets, but at least to me it helps to keep them in a good memory.
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Post by: Bluesummers on 02 Apr 2013, 19:50
I'm sorry you had to go through that, jwhouk. I've had several cats pass away due to kidney failure, so I know how it feels. Especially to have it come on so suddenly...

I had a German Shepherd for about seven years (we got her when she was three), and she just passed away two months ago, from cancer. We though she was having breathing problems, so we brought her in and the vet took some x-rays...apparently her lungs had been filling with blood for about a week prior. We didn't have the money for biopsies or treatment, and the vet said it would only cause her more pain anyway, so...we let her rest. She's in a better place now.
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Post by: Redball on 02 Apr 2013, 20:25
Standard disclaimer: Stop me if I've told this before.

I believe in an afterlife because I want to. And when one of our favorite cats,  kidney-diseased and wasting away, was trying to lap water from a puddle out in the yard, I talked to her, telling her it was OK to go, and that we'd talk about old times bye and bye, in another life. I think she smiled back at me.
I never saw her again. Apparently she went out in the woods behind the house. Never saw so much as a carcass. But OMG it hurts! That memory still hurts.
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Post by: jwhouk on 02 Apr 2013, 23:33
Blue - she's not gone yet. :( I've still got to suffer through today and most of tomorrow with her.


If she makes it that far.
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Post by: jwhouk on 03 Apr 2013, 04:47
This is gonna be the longest 36 hours of my life.
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Post by: nekowafer on 03 Apr 2013, 05:43
They didn't have any closer appointments? Is there another vet you can go to, that will be as respectful?
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 03 Apr 2013, 06:00
:-( *hug*
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Post by: jwhouk on 03 Apr 2013, 15:18
It was more or less a question of when we'd be able to arrange to do it. My schedule's more flexible, whereas my wife's isn't.

And neko - I live out in the middle of BF Nowhere, Wisconsin. I'm 30 minutes from civilization - and even that is questionable.

I was informed that if something happened to my cat during non-office hours, I'd be able to take  her to the Central Wisconsin Veterinary Hospital - which is a good 30-33 minutes.
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Post by: nekowafer on 03 Apr 2013, 17:10
I'm sorry. The wait has to be so difficult. Just cuddle her as much as she can take <3
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Post by: Carl-E on 04 Apr 2013, 00:13
John, you may recall I went through something similar with two of the oldest of our cats (16 and 17, daughter and mother) last summer.  With the difference that we couldn't afford to put them to sleep. 

Watching them die was so hard.  I wish you the best, man. 
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Post by: jwhouk on 04 Apr 2013, 02:28
A Pets Prayer

Author: Unknown

If it should be, that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then, you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can't be won.
Don't let your grief stay your hand,
For this day more than the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We've had so many years,
What is to come can hold no fear.
You'd not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you'll see it is a kindness you do for me
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
Don't grieve it should be you who this thing decides to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold tears.
SMILE, FOR WE WALKED TOGETHER FOR AWHILE.

---
P.S. - Carl: it's "Joe."
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Post by: jwhouk on 04 Apr 2013, 15:02
I can't post in this thread anymore. :(


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Post by: Valdís on 04 Apr 2013, 15:09
I can't post in this thread anymore. :(

Mm, just the thread-title would seriously bum me out seeing it for a while after ours died, even though I never posted stuff of him here.

It could use a name-change, IMO, if just to not continuously sadden people who have that sort of thing happen.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 04 Apr 2013, 15:10
I can't post in this thread anymore. :(

I'm sorry for your loss :(
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Post by: pwhodges on 04 Apr 2013, 15:23
OK, it seems like a good idea to change the name of the thread.

And Joe, sorry to hear the news - but now at least the awfulness of the waiting's over.
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Post by: Welu on 04 Apr 2013, 15:46
I can't post in this thread anymore. :(

Many hugs.

~ ~

Thanks for the name change.
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Post by: Redball on 05 Apr 2013, 11:03
Joe, what's your outlook on getting a kitten? I've posted it before, but I think the best antidote for the loss of a beloved pet is to cuddle, laugh at and laugh with a new little one.
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Post by: jwhouk on 05 Apr 2013, 11:18
Gonna have to wait a while. Not just because of $ but because of emotional attachment.

We do know it's not going to be the same color/type. Won't be a Siamese or a Long Hair, either. Will be female.

But not now. I haven't even gotten her ashes back yet.
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Post by: nekowafer on 05 Apr 2013, 12:02
If you just need a little attention, you can go to a local shelter and volunteer to play with some kittens. Your kitty would understand, I'm sure.
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Post by: jwhouk on 05 Apr 2013, 13:56
Funny you should say that: I went and took the food we had left over from her (including an entire bag of unopened cat food) to the local Humane Society. They actually suggested that very thing.

I decided not to take her up on it.
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Post by: Redball on 05 Apr 2013, 14:10
Clara and I made a point of immediate replacement, except when we were downsizing the feline family.
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Post by: Welu on 05 Apr 2013, 16:09
When my family's first dog, Patches, died we all thought it would be too weird to ever get another Jack Russell terrier. Now after a few years and having a dog that looked a lot like a Labrador when she was a pup but her features have became more terrier like, I actually would love another Jack Russell. For some reason that makes me feel really guilty and near tears to say.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: jwhouk on 05 Apr 2013, 18:34
There's only two cats I really remember growing up - an orange tabby DSH that we called Daylight and my dad and stepmom's cat, Pearl.

I'm pretty sure my next cat's gonna be either black or grey. Or one of those black-grey striped kitties.

But I gotta at least get my cat's ashes back from the vet first, kids.
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Post by: HappyHavoc on 05 Apr 2013, 19:06
My cat loves to sleep on my head at night. When I wake up with my eyes all red.
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Post by: Lines on 05 Apr 2013, 19:19
I'm so sorry for your loss, Joe. Losing pets is hard. I hope you get the ashes back soon.
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Post by: nekowafer on 07 Apr 2013, 07:57
So! The vet that I think broke my cat's arm is now charging us for a visit that they told me at the time I didn't have to  pay for. Because THEY BROKE MY CAT'S ARM. But now I have a bill for $370 that I can't afford. So that's just fucking awesome.

And my ferret's belly is bloated. He's still eating, drinking, peeing, and pooping, which means it probably has to do with the tumor we found a couple months ago but can't treat. This means I probably won't have him much longer. Then that will leave my other ferret all alone, as I can't afford to get another one anytime soon.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 07 Apr 2013, 14:27
My Betta is all lethargic and depressed-looking.... :/

@neko: :(
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Post by: Redball on 08 Apr 2013, 09:42
I don't whether to wook or doof at this (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/ferret-poodle-argentina-125901615.html).
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 08 Apr 2013, 09:53
Just had to take one of our cats to the vet, he was having trouble urinating. They had to use a cathader on him about a year ago.

they are watching him and my wife will pick him up this afternoon.

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Post by: nekowafer on 08 Apr 2013, 10:03
Bob: I was so amused by that article. The picture is fantastic. My ferrets are only like 2 pounds each. You couldn't even tie them together to make a poodle.

Dove: do you know why he's getting blockages? Sometimes a change in diet can fix it, or he might need medicine, if it's something more serious, like adrenal/hormone issues.
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 08 Apr 2013, 10:13
No, he came from my oldest daughter's mother's house when she moved in with us. One of her previous cats that she had over there died from having a bunch of crystals in his bladder. Of course my ex would not take the cat to the vet so I had to do it and be there with my daughter when she got the news they had to put her cat down.

Not sure if this is a similar situation or not but I do know that the eat some damn nice cat food.


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Post by: nekowafer on 08 Apr 2013, 10:17
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feline_lower_urinary_tract_disease

Damn nice cat food can still contain the wrong things, or the wrong portions of things cats need. It would be worth asking the vet for a suggestion on food that is less likely to create crystals.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 08 Apr 2013, 10:20
There's also cat food specifically for urinary tract health. It's the only thing that keeps our cat from getting urinary crystals. This is what we use. (http://www.petco.com/product/11038/Purina-ONE-Special-Care-Urinary-Tract-Health-Formula-Cat-Food.aspx)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Apr 2013, 10:26
I don't whether to wook or doof at this (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/ferret-poodle-argentina-125901615.html).

doof nak nak nak nak?

*shoosh pap*
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Post by: Redball on 08 Apr 2013, 10:30
I guess I'd have to have been there. I've never been around ferrets.
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Post by: nekowafer on 08 Apr 2013, 10:37
doof nak nak nak nak?

*shoosh pap*

I don't know what this is but I imagine you saying it with a silly face and I can't stop giggling

Bob: ferrets are amazing, as I've said many times :) I can link you to a video of mine, if you're curious.
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Post by: Carl-E on 08 Apr 2013, 10:39
We use the Purina Indoor formula.  It does a good job at avoiding the crystals (especially for a Purina product...)
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Post by: Redball on 08 Apr 2013, 10:46
doof nak nak nak nak?

*shoosh pap*

I don't know what this is but I imagine you saying it with a silly face and I can't stop giggling

Bob: ferrets are amazing, as I've said many times :) I can link you to a video of mine, if you're curious.
Sure; ferrets are such a part of this group I should know a little more. I assume pap is the food and shoosh is the sound of peeing sans crystals. Right? Never mind answering. I know I'm right.
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Post by: Zingoleb on 08 Apr 2013, 10:50
google is actually giving me this:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvrctxMNeC1qdy7mxo1_500.gif)

Quote
And with righteous pap and blessed shoosh he did quell his brother's fury. For the Knight looked upon his Bard all acting up and completely losing his shit and he did resolve to calmeth his juggalo ass right the fuck down.


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Post by: nekowafer on 08 Apr 2013, 11:00
"calmeth his juggalo ass right the fuck down." Awesome.

Fert vids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8NvK3PcurY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-nW6klnYN4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Ddtp7XFIw
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 08 Apr 2013, 11:25
I'm happy to see the name change as well....and I wish I could see those snuggly wiggly wonderful little ferrets but nooooooo we have to have youtube blocked. *impatiently waits for 4:30*
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 09 Apr 2013, 00:06
I miss my cat so much, I've not been home in Norway since Christmas, and I won't be there until late May, even though I got plenty of time with my boyfriend's cat recently I'm still feeling pet deprived. Can't wait to go home and sit on the steps with a cup of coffee, a newspaper and this little fella:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/73919_10151058082206957_730772385_n.jpg)
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 09 Apr 2013, 04:24
Just a UTI. 2 pills, twice a day for a while and he will be just fine.

Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: mtmerrick on 13 Apr 2013, 01:42
Oh, so I forgot to out it here but I got a new friend for my Crowntail Betta and my Bristlenose Plecostomus a few days ago. An adorable little Amano Shrimp (aka Japanese Algae Eating Shrimp)  :-D
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Post by: Carl-E on 13 Apr 2013, 06:18
Cleaning the tank, eh? 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I got back from last night's concert, and my daughter says, "You're dressed just like Lillie!" 

So I told her to take a pic, since It's a rare event I'm dressed this well...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8393/8643863677_45924da7cc.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8545/8644947494_bafcab685c.jpg)
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Post by: nekowafer on 13 Apr 2013, 10:19
Sooooooo cute.

We (ex-boyfriend, Unicorn, me) took Jaxom to the vet this morning. His belly is full of fluid - they don't know what it is. It could be blood or something else. Basically he's on his last days. My poor little bean.
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Post by: pwhodges on 13 Apr 2013, 10:41
@Neko - Hugs! 

@Carl-E
Your Lillie reminds me strongly of my old Lucy.  This photo is the last one before she died, and shows her under the desk I'm sitting at now (where both my present dogs are at this minute squashed in together).

(http://cassland.org/images/LucyLast.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Apr 2013, 11:14
These are pictures of my wonderful cat, Thomas O'Malley.
He died two days ago, and I'm still kind of in grief. He was my best friend, brother. We grew up together. He was a wonderful creature.
(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Apr 2013, 11:38
I'm sorry to hear that :(

Thomas O'Malley, as in "Abraham De Lacy Guiseppe Casey Thomas O'Malley"?
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Post by: K1dmor on 13 Apr 2013, 12:16
Thomas O'Malley, as in "Abraham De Lacy Guiseppe Casey Thomas O'Malley"?

 Or maybe Thomas O'Malley as in The Aristocats?
 (http://i.imgur.com/hyERfDJ.jpg)
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Post by: Masterpiece on 13 Apr 2013, 13:35
I believe Pilchard123 was referring to the same cat, K1dmor.
And yes.
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Post by: Redball on 14 Apr 2013, 20:46
He died two days ago, and I'm still kind of in grief. He was my best friend, brother. We grew up together. He was a wonderful creature.
It's hard even when you've lived through 5 or 6 cats, but I can't imagine losing a cat you grew up with. My response when we weren't downsizing the family was to get a kitten quite quickly. Can you do that?
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Post by: Masterpiece on 14 Apr 2013, 23:24
not really, I live in Munich in a student dorm, wheras he used to be with my dad back in Ankara. I was literally on the plane back to Germany when he passed away.
It's just so surreal, I got off the plane, and my dad tells me he died. I should have known he was feeling bad, he wasn't lying in his usual spots, our house is pretty big, but I always managed to find him. But this time he kept hiding in my sisters old room, on top of her bunk bed, which hasn't been used in years... He was hiding because he knew something was wrong and I should have known and done something...
goddammit
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Post by: Carl-E on 16 Apr 2013, 09:31
Cats like to leave and go elsewhere to die.  When they can't (in a house) they'll try to find a hiding place or a remote area. 

pwhodges, Lillie also likes to curl up at my feet under the pictured table when I'm working.  Was Lucy a spaniel?  Lillie's half black lab, half springer spaniel, and in looks it's obvious the spaniel won out. 
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Post by: catflea on 16 Apr 2013, 09:39
Spaniels always win.....
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Post by: pwhodges on 16 Apr 2013, 09:49
Lucy was a Border Collie:

(http://cassland.org/images/LucyChest.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/LucyGig.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/Lucy3.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/LucySwimming2.jpg)

(http://cassland.org/images/Lucy3rd.jpg)
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 16 Apr 2013, 10:54
Nice to see border collies. We have one as well, I need to get picks of him.
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Post by: Redball on 16 Apr 2013, 11:16
There are a couple of pics making the rounds of FB: One establishes that Lucy was clearly a branch manager. One of the pictures was of a second dog on an outboard end of the stick: an assistant branch manager.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 16 Apr 2013, 12:49
Cats like to leave and go elsewhere to die.  When they can't (in a house) they'll try to find a hiding place or a remote area.
I knew that beforehand, which is making me angry that I didn't notice it with O'Malley.
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Post by: jwhouk on 16 Apr 2013, 13:09
Got my cat's ashes back from the pet cemetery today.
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Post by: pwhodges on 16 Apr 2013, 15:15
Got my cat's ashes back from the pet cemetery today.

Do you plan to keep them, or scatter somewhere appropriate?

One of the pictures was of a second dog on an outboard end of the stick: an assistant branch manager.

Like this?:

(http://cassland.org/images/Lucy1.jpg)

(Polly on the left, who is still with us.)
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Post by: jwhouk on 16 Apr 2013, 18:31
Planning on keeping them. She lived in several different locales, and most of them are down in the southern part of the state. Barmymoo can attest to how far away that is from my location (roughly the same distance/time as Leeds/Manchester to London).
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Post by: Lines on 17 Apr 2013, 20:07
I can't remember if I've said this before, but my mom made a little shrine for the cat I'd had during childhood (he died three years ago this month) and honestly every time I see it, I miss him like crazy, but it does make me happy to see his face. She has his ashes in a box on a shelf with pictures of him and us and a few cat knicknacks that people gave us over the years because of him. I don't know if it was something you were thinking of doing, but for me personally, it makes me feel like he's still around, watching us lazily from some unseen place.

In other kitty news, my bff (also next door neighbor) adopted Kisa (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,28513.msg1117629.html#msg1117629)'s brother, Loki, a while back and he's finally gotten comfortable in her house and is now social. (He looks almost exactly like Kisa, except he's all brown tabby, no white.) The other night we were visiting and he was playing and meowing up a storm, so I started meowing back. I can do a decent impression of what Kisa sounded like while she was in heat and it was confusing the crap out of poor little Loki. This is the first time I've actually confused a cat into thinking it was talking to another cat. I've had conversations with cats, but I actually almost scared this one. It was hilarious. I think Kisa got all of the brains and Loki got all of the cuddliness. Part of me wishes it was the other way around, though. :-P
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Post by: jwhouk on 18 Apr 2013, 06:25
I can't remember if I've said this before, but my mom made a little shrine for the cat I'd had during childhood (he died three years ago this month) and honestly every time I see it, I miss him like crazy, but it does make me happy to see his face. She has his ashes in a box on a shelf with pictures of him and us and a few cat knicknacks that people gave us over the years because of him. I don't know if it was something you were thinking of doing, but for me personally, it makes me feel like he's still around, watching us lazily from some unseen place.

It's kinda weird, but both the wife and I have felt immensely better since we got her ashes back.

We plan on just keeping them in the columbarium, with some of the fur she had on her.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 18 Apr 2013, 10:18
So I had suspected my dad of just throwing my cat away in the trash (he really never was much of an animal person), but when I asked him he said "I could never have done that." Apparently he buried him close to his workplace and put a huge boulder on top of the grave so strays won't dig him out.
My dad says he suspects him having a stroke. I wish I could have been there in his last minutes to be with him.
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Post by: Carl-E on 22 Apr 2013, 05:07
My backyard is a nearly-full cemetery.  Four cats, over a dozen pet rats, several hamsters... I ran out of corners and markers a few years ago. 
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Zingoleb on 22 Apr 2013, 11:53
My dog died literally three days before I got home last December. (http://imgur.com/a/3Dvjz)

I had a dream about him last night. (http://imgur.com/a/xjYw7#jdKrtwZ)

I miss that stupid fucker. (http://imgur.com/a/h8Tsw)

So I just went through all my old pictures of him, cried a bit, and now you get the photo-dump.

dem baby-blue deer-brown eyes.

(http://i.imgur.com/jdKrtwZh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qz9RYNU.jpg)

dat alfred hitchcock face

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/308782_187863684633754_863562894_n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/A4zSkzOh.jpg)

see, petey was a rescue dog.

(http://i.imgur.com/3R5fZ5I.jpg)

a purebred dalmation - and his mother was less than a year old.

(http://i.imgur.com/yyDbfLBh.jpg)

and when he was born, he came out legs first.

(http://i.imgur.com/bwHEXnMh.jpg)

...at which point his mother chewed them off.

(http://i.imgur.com/2CY5Wrk.jpg)

It's not like he was unhappy. He never knew any different.

(http://i.imgur.com/W38YmQZh.jpg)

If anything, all the doting on him for his condition turned him into the biggest snugglebug of all time.

(http://i.imgur.com/BmreXqMh.jpg)
(That would be Snickerdoodle, my former neighbour's dog.)

He loved my cat, Awwdabooboo.

(http://i.imgur.com/gf09tEWh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/g1O6Klwh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fg4j5RYh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/AQI7snrh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3yTgh0Eh.jpg)

He got along with every animal we've ever had and traveled so very well.

(http://i.imgur.com/KKq5nU0h.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LNglqn1h.jpg)

That would be Woody, my Jack Russell/Beagle mix, who is still alive and still a pain in the ass.

(http://i.imgur.com/GfbJDYkh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/A45s8Eoh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JBmcFXwh.jpg)

And that's Simba, a dog both me and Petey grew up with. He was still a puppy, even after he had been shot, even after he had been hit by a car, right up until he died a few years ago at 14. Petey and Simba played together all the time as puppies, and I miss them both terribly.

At least they're together now.

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Post by: nekowafer on 22 Apr 2013, 12:30
Oh my god too much cuteness.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Boiled Dove on 23 Apr 2013, 14:38
Just found out our border collie has cancer in his snout. Squamous cell carcinomas in his sinus specifically. Just got the news last night, don't know the treatment options, if any, as of yet.

Pure suckage.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 23 Apr 2013, 16:06
The name of this thread is now (temporarily) changed to "annoyed with our pets"

Daisy (our puggle) is throwing up. and then eating the barf. and then throwing up again. then eating the barf. and so on and so forth.

if we keep her away from it she stops barfing, but she REALLY wants to eat that puke.  :psyduck:
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Post by: ChaoSera on 25 Apr 2013, 13:43
Look at this cute little bastard!

(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Bluesummers on 25 Apr 2013, 21:07
Manga-cat is sleeeepy.......

(http://s23.postimg.org/3vwsivamx/magellan1.png)


Aaaand, he's out.
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Post by: K1dmor on 25 Apr 2013, 21:30
 Bad Kitty! Get out of that Hana-kimi volume.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 26 Apr 2013, 06:50
We locked our dog in the bedroom during a party the other day because he is Not To Be Trusted around small children, and the fucker chewed up the door handle trying to get out.
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Post by: Welu on 26 Apr 2013, 16:22
Next time I'm at my parents' I should photo the living room door to show the scratching done to it.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 26 Apr 2013, 16:59
He's only scratched up the basement door a little, but for fuck's sake...
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/381461_10101740388863618_839246434_n.jpg)
I mean, yeah, the escutcheon plate was already loose, and we've been thinking about replacing the knobs in the house because they're cheap and ugly, but for fuck's sake...
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Welu on 28 Apr 2013, 08:41
Socks snapped at three people last night. Didn't get anyone. I didn't see two of the times but I'll take my friends' words for it. Scares me, don't like it. My friends who were snapped at say they don't think she really wanted to bite them but more wanted to be left alone. Feel really bad, one friend was very shaken. Thinking it was because there were so many people coming in and out of the house and about six people arrived at once which freaked her out.
She's much more like herself today, but extra lazy and sleepy so hopefully she was just cranky and had an off day.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 01 May 2013, 07:24
How is Socks doing, Welu?

Here is my poor sad bandaged kitty.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/01/uzybe6ad.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 01 May 2013, 08:20
When anyone leaves, my dog stands like this watching until they/the car is out of sight.
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/575410_10101747925395348_2140841347_n.jpg)
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 01 May 2013, 08:53
So here is our doggie after getting home from the vet 2 weeks ago. the cancer in his sinus has been confirmed and it is in his bone. One doc tried to sell us on some serious radiation treatment that would cost about 6-7 K, make him feel even worse while going through the treatment, and the cancer would likely come back within a year to 18 months and be more resistant to the radiation. We are not going to do that.

We are going to go with a less intensive radiation that will clear up his sinuses and possibly slow down the cancer. Even with this he only has about 6 months left but they will be a more comfortable 6 months than without the treatment. Eventually the cancer will make its way into his brain.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/601708_10151494323091598_1196929461_n.jpg)
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Post by: mtmerrick on 01 May 2013, 09:42
:(

I hope he won't be in too much pain or anything, and that you make it through okay.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Danni on 06 May 2013, 10:50
Captain Jack Barkness

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/577543_110944745775832_628625969_n.jpg)

Office Cat:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/940826_110901109113529_436881400_n.jpg)

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Post by: Welu on 06 May 2013, 11:05
How is Socks doing, Welu?

Only saw this now. She's much better, back on form. Guess she was stressed from all the people.

How is kitty? I can't remember if they're Percy or ferret is Percy, sorry.
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Post by: nekowafer on 06 May 2013, 11:08
Oh good. Yeah, pets can have bad days just like we can.

Percy is the kitty, and he's doing well. Has his cast and cone off now, though he has to stay in the cage a while longer.
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Post by: nekowafer on 07 May 2013, 07:16
I have an appointment tomorrow to have my ferret Jaxom put to sleep :cry:
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Zingoleb on 07 May 2013, 16:20
Aww, Jax! Wasn't the fluid going down?
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Post by: nekowafer on 07 May 2013, 18:42
It started to, but now he looks like he's carrying a grapefruit in his belly. He can barely even walk. I'm gonna miss his dooking and dancing and kissing...
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 07 May 2013, 19:03
Sorry to hear that.

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Post by: mtmerrick on 07 May 2013, 19:04
I have an appointment tomorrow to have my ferret Jaxom put to sleep :cry:

:(
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Post by: Redball on 08 May 2013, 04:38
I have an appointment tomorrow to have my ferret Jaxom put to sleep :cry:
Sending hugs today, my friend.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 08 May 2013, 05:48
 :cry: More hugs from over here too.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Boiled Dove on 08 May 2013, 06:12
So my wife is taking our dong, Robbie, up for his first treatment today. 5 days of treatment W-F and then Monday and Tues. It is a radiation treatment but not one to really try to kill the cancer, that was very pricey with very little chance of long term success. This will mainly help to clear up his sinuses so he can breathe clear and have a better quality of life for his last few months.

Hopefully it goes well. the place where it happens is an hour and a half away and my wife did not want to make him stay there for days on end so we are shuttling him back and forth in the mornings and afternoons so he can spend the evenings and nights at home.

 
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Post by: jwhouk on 08 May 2013, 06:58
Sorry to hear that, neko. Dang these little critters for walking all over our hearts.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Masterpiece on 08 May 2013, 07:16
So sorry to hear about that, both of you. When I lost my mate O'Malley, it helped knowing that he stayed with me for as long as he could, he stayed alive long enough so I could see him again when I visited my dad. He died as soon as I left. He gave us all the love he had, and it would be selfish to ask more of him.

Of course, I miss him so much, but I know he wouldn't want me to be sad. I know that because whenever I did, he'd come over and lie down on my face.

anyway, here's a video of my dogs to cheer you up perhaps?
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Post by: nekowafer on 08 May 2013, 09:40
Of course, I miss him so much, but I know he wouldn't want me to be sad. I know that because whenever I did, he'd come over and lie down on my face.

This is what my cats do. The ferrets have no concept of happy and sad just MOMMY FEED ME or MOMMY I'M GONNA CHASE YOU and such.

And awwwwww doggers <3
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Post by: Welu on 08 May 2013, 13:46
Hugs, Neko.
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Post by: nekowafer on 08 May 2013, 14:35
He's gone.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 08 May 2013, 15:15
He's gone.

:(
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 08 May 2013, 15:43
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/09/vy6y2ura.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 08 May 2013, 16:18
Kisa is still a tiny cute kitten. She's become a window cat and complete couch potato. (The section she's lying on has officially become her spot. She's claimed it with ALL THE HAIR.) Also she's a bit of a magpie and has been dragging the weirdest things up from the basement/down from upstairs into the living and dining room, including but not limited to: a tree skirt, a santa hat, a balaclava, dirty socks, one of my slippers, a camera strap, a skein of yarn twice as big as her body, a Mario plush, and a dicebag. I'm guessing these would be dead animals if she were allowed out. Personally I prefer the random stuff, it's fun trying to figure out where she got them from.

Oh yeah, here's some pics!

Kisa on her spot of the couch:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/IMG_20130418_220031_zps06938dd6.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/andthentherewaslindsey/media/IMG_20130418_220031_zps06938dd6.jpg.html)

Kisa on her window ledge:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/IMG_20130418_192213_zps969f0104.jpg) (http://s19.photobucket.com/user/andthentherewaslindsey/media/IMG_20130418_192213_zps969f0104.jpg.html)

Pardon the crappy phone pics.
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Post by: ForteBass on 09 May 2013, 01:09
A pets thread, eh?
Well then, prepare to be dazzled, children.
Meet Perdita, my faithful comrade.

(http://s7.postimg.org/j4u1ojtq3/20121006_121211.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
foto upload (http://postimage.org/index.php?lang=german)
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Post by: mtmerrick on 09 May 2013, 02:10
Those eyes are so trippy...
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 09 May 2013, 08:07
Here he is with his war paint on:

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Post by: celticgeek on 09 May 2013, 08:12
Looks like he is wearing woad. 
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Post by: Carl-E on 09 May 2013, 08:19
Is he a woad warrior? 
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Post by: Boiled Dove on 09 May 2013, 08:24
It is so they can target the radiation treatment to open up his sinuses from the cancer.
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Post by: Carl-E on 09 May 2013, 08:32
That's actually really cool.  I hope it works well.  I know it's not a cure, but it's good that someone's thinking of quality instead of just quantity of life. 
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Post by: Masterpiece on 09 May 2013, 14:22
"Perdida"? Isn't that "loss"?

My dogs like to kiss:
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Post by: pwhodges on 09 May 2013, 14:23
It is so they can target the radiation treatment to open up his sinuses from the cancer.

I have a number of tattooed dots on my front and back which were used for aiming my radiotherapy - but that method wouldn't really be convenient on a hairy animal!
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Post by: pwhodges on 09 May 2013, 14:26
"Perdida"? Isn't that "loss"?

I've had a rescued stray cat that we called Perdita, which is Latin for "lost one".  The Spanish Perdida is from the same word.
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Post by: ForteBass on 09 May 2013, 14:50
Bingo. "Lost one"

Named for a character in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.

Per was a rescue cat who had a rather rough time in the shelter. Now she follows me just about everywhere.
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Post by: Lines on 09 May 2013, 20:12
Aww, magnet cats. My mom has a cat like that (Hermione), but she's a magnet cat because she just spent an awful long time in the shelter. (Like, she was there longer than she should have been. The people at SPCA just thought she was too sweet to put down, thank goodness.) Sadly I don't have any pictures of Hermione because she's terrified of my phone. (Along with everything else, such as her shadow and bugs that crawl fast.)
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Post by: ForteBass on 09 May 2013, 21:35
Mine was in a no-kill shelter, but had a difficult time 1) because she enjoys being the only cat 2) when I met her she was sick 3) One volunteer in the shelter was a total dick to her (actually watched him hit her with a pair of work gloves when she was just snoozing). 4) She's declawed which tends to make cats a bit crazier than most. This led to her being very difficult to be around. she would lash out and bite a lot. But after the third item on that list, I decided to adopt her and I'm thrilled. I wound up with a total sweetheart who is just so weird. She licks shirts when she is happy.
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Post by: Lines on 10 May 2013, 04:31
3) One volunteer in the shelter was a total dick to her (actually watched him hit her with a pair of work gloves when she was just snoozing).

 :x I'm glad she's happier now.
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Post by: nekowafer on 16 May 2013, 14:35
My cats are grooming each other <3
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Post by: nekowafer on 16 May 2013, 18:46
Just... my cats... grooming... I was bored.

Also the music might be a little loud, apparently my phone takes more audio information than I thought.

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Post by: Masterpiece on 16 May 2013, 20:14
The ultimate display of affection between cats <3
my oh my, the orange tom is handsome...
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 17 May 2013, 00:52
And boy does he know it. The orange tabby is Percy, and the grey tabby is Yuki. Percy is still healing from his broken arm so he hasn't spent much time with his Yuki in a while. Also, they hated each other when they first met. It took forever just to have them in the same room peacefully. But now they're buddies &lt;3
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 17 May 2013, 01:26
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Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: BeoPuppy on 23 May 2013, 09:50
Polonius died today. He was a rescue bunny of 13 years of age. We got him when he was 8, nobody wanted him, the mangy looking thing, and I figured we could give the old bastard a happy year until he would flop over from old age ... and then he trundled on for 5 years. He got to be, like 196 in human years.

And, yes, I name my bunnies after Shakespeare characters.

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Post by: Redball on 23 May 2013, 14:24
The shrink in me wants to ask, "And how did this make you feel?" before the rest of me offers condolences.
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Post by: Kugai on 23 May 2013, 16:39
Damn  :(

Sorry to hear that.  Know how that feels - kinda - at the moment as my Cat Garfield has been missing since Tuesday afternoon.

Hope he comes home, and have done all I can to advertise he's missing, but as time goes on I think it's less and less likely.
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Post by: BeoPuppy on 23 May 2013, 23:05
Missing cats suck. Here's hoping for the best.

Actually, I'm mostly fine with it. He was old. Like, OLD. Natural causes and all that. A little sad perhaps, but there are worse ways, you know.

Thanks.
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Post by: Carl-E on 24 May 2013, 08:40
Sometimes, after beating all the odds, you just think they're going to go on forever. 
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Post by: nekowafer on 28 May 2013, 05:45
Percy is at the vet's office right now - and they won't have to do any more surgery on his arm! He is done!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: lepetitfromage on 28 May 2013, 09:42
Yay Percy!!!!!  :-D
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Post by: nekowafer on 31 May 2013, 08:14
He is no longer stuck in his cage all day or night, and I go to sleep with a kitty on each side of me, now. I am the meat in a cat sandwich.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 31 May 2013, 08:28
Yum.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 01 Jun 2013, 00:00
To everyone who took part in the mumble hilarity of today,  here's our (exhausted) puggle, daisy:

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/mtmerrick/pets/20130531_153849.jpg)
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Post by: nekowafer on 01 Jun 2013, 06:00
Aaaiiieeeee chubby puppy
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Post by: Welu on 01 Jun 2013, 06:17
Cute puppy!
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Post by: jwhouk on 03 Jun 2013, 14:10
Casey. :)
(Spoiler for size)
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Post by: Kugai on 03 Jun 2013, 22:01
Cats rule.
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Post by: jwhouk on 03 Jun 2013, 22:19
And that little furball is (hopefully) a week from being my new kitty. :)
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Post by: mtmerrick on 03 Jun 2013, 22:32
cute :)
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 04 Jun 2013, 06:25
YAY!!! Casey is absolutely adorable :-D
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Post by: Redball on 04 Jun 2013, 07:46
And that little furball is (hopefully) a week from being my new kitty. :)
You needed that!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: jwhouk on 06 Jun 2013, 14:54
Did a little more visiting today. Good thing; I'd put the wrong phone number down for one of my references.

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By the way - there are several reasons why we haven't gotten her yet:
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Kugai on 06 Jun 2013, 16:20
You're declawing your Cat??!!!   :-o :-o :-o

Bastet will haunt you for the rest of your days.
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Post by: Redball on 06 Jun 2013, 16:59
Clara and I had several cats declawed. Our daughter finally talked us out of it. Instead, we developed a routine: We set out scratching boards, in this case the corrugated cardboard pads, edge up, in the living room, and taught the cats to scratch before we tossed them a treat. The result is that the furniture has stayed mostly intact.
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Post by: nekowafer on 06 Jun 2013, 18:44
I've had no problems with my one still-clawed cat torturing any furniture. As long as he has a big scratching post and those cardboard scratching things, he's perfectly happy. My other cat was declawed (front only) before I adopted him and his toes are very obviously malformed. His front paws are much smaller than the clawed cat, they're sensitive, and he can't protect himself as well, should he come up against something bigger than him.

I am very against declawing. You're basically removing the cats finger nails. But that's all I'll say on the subject, as this isn't DISCUSS.
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Post by: jwhouk on 06 Jun 2013, 18:53
Front ones only. She's not going to be going outside.

EDIT: We'll agree to disagree. I understand both sides of the argument. My wife actually wanted all four, and I tried to explain to her it wasn't going to happen.
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Post by: Carl-E on 06 Jun 2013, 21:29
I am very against declawing. You're basically removing the cats finger nails. But that's all I'll say on the subject, as this isn't DISCUSS.

Actually, it's not just the fingernails - they take the entire last joint of the finger.  But yeah, not discuss. 
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Post by: Valdís on 07 Jun 2013, 06:50
Actually, it's not just the fingernails - they take the entire last joint of the finger.

YES. THIS.

What the fuck.

What. The. Actual. Fuck.

That is banned as animal cruelty in most of the western world, America.

I had no idea that this shit went on over there still. :x
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Post by: nekowafer on 07 Jun 2013, 07:00
Well that explains why Yuki has such deformed paws, now. My poor baby.
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Post by: Lines on 07 Jun 2013, 07:51
Guys, take it to discuss. I don't agree with declawing either, but this is supposed to be a thread about the JOY of having pets, not the ETHICS of having pets.
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Post by: nekowafer on 07 Jun 2013, 07:57
Yuki and Percy were grooming each other this morning. Taking turns licking the other, until they got feisty and had a slow motion cat battle.
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Post by: Carl-E on 07 Jun 2013, 23:02
I wish ours did the slow-motion thing - they tend to tear through the house after each other at all hours, with the dogs looking on, bemused. 
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Post by: nekowafer on 08 Jun 2013, 03:34
Mine switch between slow-motion and running after each other. I like the slow battles the best. The just have their mouths open, tapping on each other, making the occasional weird sound.

When they first met, they hated each other. And they would actually do battle - while sounding like grumpy cows.
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Post by: Welu on 08 Jun 2013, 09:50
My dog has been melting in the heat the last couple days. My neighbour got a sheep and she keeps barking at it. The sheep gives no fucks, however, and was headbutting the fence at her.
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Post by: Game and Watch Forever on 09 Jun 2013, 17:33
Got a puppy!  :-D She's (as most puppies are) adorable. Pictures soon-ish.

Still trying to come up with a name... so far thinking "Maya" after the Borderlands 2 character, but my boyfriend and I are terrible at coming up with names so that may win out due to us not being able to come up with anything else.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 09 Jun 2013, 17:41
Yay fun. :)

What breed/color/gender? That helps with the name.
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Post by: Lines on 09 Jun 2013, 19:43
If you're going with a Borderlands name, Tiny Tina is a good one. Especially because of all of the conversations you could imagine your dog having, oh the lols to be had.
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Post by: nekowafer on 10 Jun 2013, 11:06
On top: Yuki, my big, floofy kitty. Underneath: boy that I like, who weighs all of 130 pounds. My cat almost eclipses him.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/11/ydyge7ep.jpg)
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Post by: Kugai on 10 Jun 2013, 11:17
This Cat knows whose more important.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 10 Jun 2013, 12:49
Are those sugar skull boxers I spy?

If so, KEEP HIM AND NEVER LET HIM GO.

Ahem. I mean. Uh. Nice shorts. Yeah.
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Post by: nekowafer on 10 Jun 2013, 12:53
Haha. They're Rock Band boxers that have skulls all over them that look like sugar skulls.
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Post by: nekowafer on 12 Jun 2013, 20:54
I'm trying to sleep...

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/13/4ere8abu.jpg)
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Post by: jwhouk on 13 Jun 2013, 06:45
The cat, or you?

BTW: Today's the day! :) :) :) :) :)
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 13 Jun 2013, 06:47
YAY!!!!
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Post by: nekowafer on 13 Jun 2013, 06:53
We both were, and Percy was very grumpy with me when I made him stop pawing at my hair. He likes to sleep there regardless of who else is there - he is the boy's hat every night he sleeps over.

And YAY KITTEN! Take tons of pictures!
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Post by: jwhouk on 13 Jun 2013, 18:58
Casey Houk arrived home today at 7:30 PM CDT. :)

Pictures to follow as soon as she stops running around and darting under the furniture.
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Post by: celticgeek on 13 Jun 2013, 19:16
It's cool.  We all understand that that is what kittens do the first couple of days in a new home. 
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Post by: nekowafer on 13 Jun 2013, 19:22
And again with the cat on my head.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/14/a3u9u5y7.jpg)
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Post by: jwhouk on 14 Jun 2013, 18:05
Nothing to see here, move along....






(Psst: Avatar change ;) )
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Post by: jwhouk on 14 Jun 2013, 19:17
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/945645_10201259637123199_372075339_n.jpg)
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Post by: nekowafer on 14 Jun 2013, 19:17
That is an intense stare!
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Post by: Masterpiece on 14 Jun 2013, 19:20
I love the line of green right at her/his pupils.
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Post by: jwhouk on 14 Jun 2013, 22:12
Oh, yeah, I should have mentioned she's a she. The HSMC had a slightly bad habit of applying male-sounding names to female kitties. She's neutered now, but still a she. And she squats to pee, too. (Sadly, I know this, because she and I shared a moment in the bathroom tonight; her litterbox is in the bathroom, and I had to go at the same time she did.... That sounds like something I should be putting in the TMI thread, isn't it?)
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Post by: nekowafer on 14 Jun 2013, 22:34
When I had my apartment with the ex, I rarely closed the bathroom door - there was no point. And my cats often joined me, sitting in my lap or on my shoulders. It was weird.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 15 Jun 2013, 02:26
She's adorable! Squee! (I may be very much a cat person. Maybe.)

Speaking of cats, I think one of mine has melted. Did you know a cat can take up one quarter of a small hallway?

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Post by: Redball on 15 Jun 2013, 06:42
What's TMI about my cats coming to visit me when I'm on the toilet? It's a daily occurrence. Eina, the female, looks up at me, making eye contact, and raises that beseeching paw asking for a pet. On the other hand, their litter boxes are in the basement landing and hooded, so I don't see them using it.
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Post by: K1dmor on 15 Jun 2013, 16:27
 (http://i.imgur.com/VzFsdBj.jpg)
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Post by: Kugai on 15 Jun 2013, 16:59
Hehehe

Funny - and so true.
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Post by: jwhouk on 15 Jun 2013, 17:31
48-hour update:

Yesterday was a bit hectic, because she apparently caused her sutures to start bleeding. Had to take her into her new vet here in Merrill; they gave her some antibiotics and pain meds to keep the swelling down and prevent infection. We're going to have to take her back in a couple of weeks for her "checkup".

She's mellowed a bit, and gotten a bit more loving and less bitey. We also had to do some furniture moving, because she had found her way behind the wife's dresser (a long one with a mirror). Her favorite place to hide now is under our reclining loveseat, where there's enough room for her to slink under and lay under.

That red cube that's in the background of that photo I posted earlier is her favorite. She jumps into it, attacks the little ribbons on the inside and causes it to tip over. :)

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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 15 Jun 2013, 23:14
Some cats have toilet-trained themselves after noticing what the humans do with those fixtures.

My friend's partly feral cat lay down at my feet today and flopped on his side in that relaxed "I have no safety concerns with you at all" pose.
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Post by: jwhouk on 16 Jun 2013, 03:41
When a cat does that to you for the first time, it nearly brings tears to your eyes.

<- She did last night. :)
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Post by: jwhouk on 16 Jun 2013, 12:27
She's getting a little tired of all the picture taking.
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3046/abnv.png)
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Post by: ChaoSera on 16 Jun 2013, 12:33
She's cute. Her fur looks almost like my cat's, the face is pretty different though. I hope you have a great time with her. :)
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Post by: Kugai on 16 Jun 2013, 16:24
She's getting a little tired of all the picture taking.
(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3046/abnv.png)

'Bloody Paparazzi'
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 17 Jun 2013, 07:59
Omg, she's beautiful! I wish her a speedy recovery!


Fuzz does the bathroom thing too......we try not to let her in there because there is a window in the shower and cleaning cat hair out of the tub is a pain in the ass....but sometimes I just can't help myself and give in.
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Post by: mtmerrick on 20 Jun 2013, 00:28
R.I.P. Amano shrimp. :(

(http://www.majhost.com/gallery/mtmerrick/photos/img_20130619_224523.jpg)
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Post by: nekowafer on 21 Jun 2013, 23:35
Poor shrimpy :(

I love that my cats want to cuddle me when I'm in bed. I got up to go take care of some things and they got up as well, and the moment I got back in bed, the joined me. I feel loved.
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Post by: jwhouk on 22 Jun 2013, 05:51
My kitty isn't happy with me at the moment. I had to close the door to the office, because she was getting into places she shouldn't be - and she's figured out the baby gate.
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Post by: nekowafer on 22 Jun 2013, 07:11
Of course she has. She's a cat.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 23 Jun 2013, 10:27
My dog is weird about opening things. The other day, "someone" left the front door open when leaving for work (the deadbolt was locked while the door was open, so it couldn't latch) and when I got home the dog was just standing there at the impenetrable barrier of the screen door that never latches. Just now, my sister was picking up some stuff from my shed so we had the gate open, so I put the dog inside. He has zero hesitation to open the sliding door to the yard if he thinks he's being left out of something, and next thing we know he's back outside and tearing off down the alley. Took a good 5 minutes to get him to stop dashing around and back into the yard.
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Post by: LeeC on 03 Jul 2013, 12:16
I miss my childhood dog Minnie
(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff297/Fawin/img069.jpg)
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Post by: cesium133 on 03 Jul 2013, 12:22
Aww, that's a cute dog.

This was my childhood dog, Peppy (on the right, that's a deer fawn on the left):
(http://i.imgur.com/AN3ZarU.jpg)
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Post by: jwhouk on 03 Jul 2013, 16:51
If it seems like I haven't been posting much on here lately, it's all Casey's fault. She wants to play with her shoestring while her Daddy is sitting on the computer.
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Post by: Lines on 03 Jul 2013, 17:33
This was my childhood dog, Peppy (on the right, that's a deer fawn on the left):

Deer fawn cuddling on a recliner with a dog... There's a story here that needs to be told!

Kisa fell off the windowsill while chittering at something (most likely a bird). It made me giggle.
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Post by: cesium133 on 03 Jul 2013, 20:04
A neighbor found two deer fawns along the road. Their mother had been hit by a car, so the neighbor called my dad, and he picked them up and brought them home. They were too young to be in the wild on their own, so we took care of them for a couple days before finding a place that would take them in. Oddly, I remember the exact day that picture was taken, June 6, 2004, because my ridiculous memory of trivia recalls that as the day Ronald Reagan died.
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Post by: Tulpa on 06 Jul 2013, 04:00
View my glorious ratties!
(http://i.imgur.com/HILom6w.jpg)
It's about time for a cage cleaning... And a room cleaning.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Welu on 06 Jul 2013, 17:39
Rats! Yay!
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Post by: jwhouk on 07 Jul 2013, 16:18
Casey is not impressed by your rats.
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Post by: WebcomicUnderdogs on 10 Jul 2013, 14:05
I got my puppy neutered this week. It was a hard thing to do, but, sigh, it's the responsible thing to do. Was worried about anesthesia, not so much the surgery itself. He is healing super well though! But he would have made the cutest babies. He's a mutt, but a perfect one. Beagle, Sheppard, Terrier, and who knows what else.
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Post by: jwhouk on 10 Jul 2013, 16:59
Perils of cat ownership #1,327: Wife went to use Skype this evening, discovered that her headset was dead. On inspection, saw a bite mark on the headphone jack part of the wiring.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 10 Jul 2013, 17:07
And once again my reference filled mind is reminded of something. A chatlog from german-bash.org to be specific. It's dark, tasteless humor though and doesn't really fit in a thread called "we love our pets", so I'll put it in a spoiler.

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Keep in mind that I absolutely love cats. I'd just keep all the stuff I really care about as far away from them as possible.
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Post by: jwhouk on 10 Jul 2013, 18:37
1. I don't have a soldering iron.
2. I try keeping her out of the office unsupervised. She just got into an area where I couldn't see, and chewed on the cable enough to destroy it.
3. This isn't the first time I've had a cat chew through cabling. This is why I try to keep my cat out away from the electronic stuff.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Jul 2013, 09:21
Any recommendations for small apartment friendly critters I don't have to pay a pet deposit on?
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Post by: ankhtahr on 11 Jul 2013, 09:58
What about e.g. leopard geckos?
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Post by: nekowafer on 11 Jul 2013, 10:01
Basically any animal that is small, lives in a cage, and doesn't need much time out of that cage.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Jul 2013, 10:02
Except possibly ferrets, which a lot of states and landlords have incredibly strict laws/rules about.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Jul 2013, 11:03
Why the ferret hate? I was thinking a guinea pig, rabbit or ferret... good suggestion Ankh, but I want something fuzzy
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Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Jul 2013, 11:07
Some of it is misunderstandings of the ferret's biting. There's still a lot of myth going around that ferrets will bite and attack babies and such. The big things though is that they smell and they can really easily find a quarter sized hole that goes into a wall or duct and suddenly shit's a problem.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Jul 2013, 11:10
they attack human infants? why has no one told me about this before? I'll need a dozen.
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Post by: nekowafer on 11 Jul 2013, 11:12
Ferrets wouldn't be considered and animal that doesn't often need time out of their cage. They should get at the least an hour or two out per day. And they can be destructive little things. If you have questions about ferrets, I can help you out. Since you'll be in my general area I can even suggest a couple shelters, should you decide that's what you want.
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Post by: Lines on 11 Jul 2013, 19:36
BUNNEHS! Specifically angora because FLUFFEH! But I'm just being specific so I can bunny-nap it.

Seriously though, rabbits are pretty cool. You just gotta find one that doesn't hate hands. They do exist and they rock.
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Post by: Carl-E on 11 Jul 2013, 21:21
Vorpal Rabbit. 
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Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Jul 2013, 21:43
The woman with best pony as an avatar makes a compelling case for bunnehs.
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Post by: Lines on 12 Jul 2013, 04:54
Also bunny licks are the strangest but coolest thing. Kind of like cat licks, but smaller.

Honestly, I'd love to get one for my classroom (pending allergy stuff), mostly a Dwarf Hotot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_Hotot), Jersey Wooly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Wooly) (tiny angora!), or a Netherland Dwarf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherland_Dwarf) because tiny ones are cuuuute. Also I kinda just want a white rabbit so I can name it Harvey and also make Alice in Wonderland references.
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Post by: nekowafer on 12 Jul 2013, 07:13
Ferret licks are like that too! Stiggy gives me kisses if I scratch his butt.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Jul 2013, 10:49
I'll throw another rodent small, furry thing in the ring- a guinea pig. I had 2, now only have 1 (RIP Spunky) but they are fabulous little guys. Low maintenance (favorite toys are cardboard tubes...just need lots of veggies/hay/pellets and you can get that stuff for pretty cheap) and they take well to handling if you start them early. They can definitely be skittish but in the right environment they will thrive and be chipper and are always adorable. But they WILL let you know if they are in need of something- sometimes Rocko is so loud that we hear him 3 rooms away....

We gave him a bath a few days ago in the sink because he was a mess. He was having fun splashing around and sticking his head under the running water and omg so cute. We sat on the couch and I towel dried him for a little while before we put him back in his cage. He has never smelled so good!
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Post by: nekowafer on 12 Jul 2013, 10:51
I hate to be a stickler but neither rabbits nor ferrets are rodents :P Guinea pigs are fucking adorable though. And rats as well.
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Post by: Valdís on 12 Jul 2013, 11:21
if you get a rabbit you know what to name her

And rats as well.

YESSSSS

(click to show/hide)

RATSIES
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 12 Jul 2013, 11:33
Oh dammit.

*Shrug* learn something new every day, huh? :-P


Also....omg Valdis. Adorable!
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Post by: nekowafer on 12 Jul 2013, 12:28
AAIIEEEE rat toes!!
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Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Jul 2013, 15:46
I kept Guinea Pigs for years when I was a kid! I loved those critters a lot, the only one I didn't like of our three was Blanco, he was a little jackass, very skittish, peed and pooped every where. Speedy my first guinea pig was a goddamn saint. Loved attention and giving little licks (like bunny licks!) very chatty, liked to talk to me when I came down to feed him or just walked into the room.

We'll see what my apartment's pet standards are tomorrow.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 13 Jul 2013, 07:09
Also bunny licks are the strangest but coolest thing. Kind of like cat licks, but smaller.

Honestly, I'd love to get one for my classroom (pending allergy stuff), mostly a Dwarf Hotot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_Hotot), Jersey Wooly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Wooly) (tiny angora!), or a Netherland Dwarf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherland_Dwarf) because tiny ones are cuuuute. Also I kinda just want a white rabbit so I can name it Harvey and also make Alice in Wonderland references.

Flemish Giant?

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Post by: jwhouk on 13 Jul 2013, 08:46
Keep talking about bunnies enough and Shadowy Dreamer (http://www.tuxandbunny.com/) will show herself in these parts.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Jul 2013, 11:49
Also bunny licks are the strangest but coolest thing. Kind of like cat licks, but smaller.

Honestly, I'd love to get one for my classroom (pending allergy stuff), mostly a Dwarf Hotot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_Hotot), Jersey Wooly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Wooly) (tiny angora!), or a Netherland Dwarf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherland_Dwarf) because tiny ones are cuuuute. Also I kinda just want a white rabbit so I can name it Harvey and also make Alice in Wonderland references.

Flemish Giant?


Crikey, that's a big bunneh!
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Post by: Lines on 14 Jul 2013, 13:53
Big bunneh with HUGE ears! And fluffy feets. Love dem fluffy bunny feets.
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Post by: LeeC on 15 Jul 2013, 14:09
saw this and it looks and acts exactly like my old cat.  Miss him at times.  but was allergic.  after the ex picked him up I dont know what happened to him, and am too worried to find out.
(http://i.imgur.com/a2Q4snl.gif)
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Post by: nekowafer on 15 Jul 2013, 14:13
My Percy gives hugs too. It's super cute. I hope your kitty is okay, wherever he is now.
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Post by: nekowafer on 17 Jul 2013, 18:59
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/1012866_10151557876287717_1700423636_n.jpg?oh=e80b50de6c9b23fe3843269d0d5c62cf&oe=51E97E54&__gda__=1374294227_9860644c48956aa127a50f841c40388e)

Not sure if this will work properly... but this is Percival, His Derpyness
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Post by: GarandMarine on 17 Jul 2013, 21:41
Hello Kitteh! Your servant is a very nice person, you have excellent taste in staff.
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Post by: ChaoSera on 18 Jul 2013, 00:28
That cat looks all to pleased with himself. Mine only looks like that when she knows she did something she's not supposed to. Watch out, neko!
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 18 Jul 2013, 06:12
My goodness, he is a handsome devil! And he looks like he knows it.... :-P
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Post by: nekowafer on 18 Jul 2013, 10:01
That was his "I am full on ferret food because my mommy took a couple minutes to finally get up and drag my fat ass out of the ferret cage" face.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Jul 2013, 10:19
Rats are slowly rising up the pet ranks, smart, interactive (bunnehs while cute are kinda passive) hmmm
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Post by: nekowafer on 18 Jul 2013, 11:02
Ferrets are also super interactive.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Jul 2013, 11:51
Yes, but some apartment complexes don't like them... and I've heard they have scent issues. So I'm thinking a duo of rats (never buy single pets for social animals) might be the way to go.
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Post by: nekowafer on 18 Jul 2013, 12:12
Some apartment complexes have issues, sure. But does yours? Also any animal you get is going to smell. Rats are most certainly included in that. I loved my ratty boys but they were stinkers.
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Post by: LeeC on 18 Jul 2013, 14:24
how are these not pets yet.  8-)
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Post by: mtmerrick on 18 Jul 2013, 15:55
Our puggle just stole my sandwich  :psyduck:
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Post by: Welu on 18 Jul 2013, 16:07
Today Socks barked at a bee till it left the house.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 21 Jul 2013, 02:19
I miss my cat. :(
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Post by: nekowafer on 21 Jul 2013, 07:31
All the more reason to come cuddle mine &lt;3

Percy really does not like letting Chris use the pillows.
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/21/e9udenuq.jpg)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Jul 2013, 07:36
I am more strongly considering pet ferrets. I like having other carnivores around, and little fur snakes be cute.
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Post by: nekowafer on 21 Jul 2013, 07:54
I definitely suggest talking with a ferret shelter owner before you really get settled on the idea of ferrets. They're a lot more complex than most cage animals. I can suggest two different shelters near you, but I am not sure which will be closer.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Jul 2013, 09:34
Newark, Delaware... so whatever's closest to that?
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Post by: Kugai on 21 Jul 2013, 12:13
I miss my cat. :(

Same here.
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Post by: nekowafer on 21 Jul 2013, 13:25
They're both a bit over an hour away from you. I will link you on FB later.
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Post by: Is it cold in here? on 21 Jul 2013, 21:55
I'm having to make do with other people's pets at the moment. Today we had a fun walk with a neighbor's dog. At one point she found a pond, stood in the middle, noticed she had gotten wet, and while still standing in the middle, shook.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 24 Jul 2013, 15:36
Not a valid youtube URL
Such a beautiful human being, good job man.
*hides under sheets to cry*
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Post by: Lines on 24 Jul 2013, 16:12
T-T (in a good way) I want to watch that, but I do not want to turn into a puddle of tears and also I can't give him a hug.
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Post by: nekowafer on 24 Jul 2013, 16:15
Yeah there is no way I can watch that if I want to keep from crying tonight.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 24 Jul 2013, 16:29
Kitteh survives
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Post by: nekowafer on 24 Jul 2013, 16:42
Right but still. Lots of feels.
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Post by: Lines on 24 Jul 2013, 19:56
Yeah. That. I always cry if I'm watching/reading something where animals do or might possibly die. Especially cats.
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Post by: nekowafer on 24 Jul 2013, 20:15
Same here. I love kitties.
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Post by: jwhouk on 25 Jul 2013, 06:48
Kitty actually let me hold her and pet her this morning, for an extended period of time - and even gave her some skritches behind the ears.

And a lot of the scratch marks on my legs are starting to heal now, too!

...  :-\ :-P :lol:
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Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Jul 2013, 07:37
My buddy still hasn't placed the kitty I rescued earlier this summer... I am tempted to take her cross country with me... She's such a sweetheart... but I am still allergic to cats.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 25 Jul 2013, 09:21
I am too, but I've been living with a lovable furball for just about 5 years now! If they are a short haired cat, prolonged exposure may actually help to lessen your allergies! I had an allergy test done about 2 years after I moved in with Nick (and Fuzz) and according to the test, I was "not allergic". I still have issues with long haired cats and forget kittens....we attempted an adoption of one around a month old and it was living hell for me.

Does your landlord allow cats?
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Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Jul 2013, 12:37
My landlord does indeed allow cats and dogs with a deposit. My rescue is house broken already so that would make life a bit easier. I just don't want to risk the allergy issue (my allergy isn't bad, but it's bad enough) and I honestly don't have a decent way to get her from A to B, I don't own a carrier, have food, water, etc to transport her with, and I leave in less then 24 hours. Not much room in the car either, even if she's a petite little creature.
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Post by: Lines on 25 Jul 2013, 15:50
Yeah, they need room to roam a bit if it's a longer trip. Also being stuck in a car with a cat box is pretty awful, let me tell you. Also you'd have no relief if your allergies flared up because it's a small space. I hope she finds a home!!!
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 28 Jul 2013, 11:36
*sigh*


It's moments like this that remind me of just how awesome Fuzz is and how much I love this little weirdo.

I was sitting at my computer, got up and left the room, came back to find her sitting in my spot, sat in front of her/on chair/slightly hanging off chair.




Now, I have a kitty snuggling my butt.
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Post by: jwhouk on 29 Jul 2013, 06:49
Worst feeling in the world:

Kitten tries to jump onto your lap, then onto your desk - misses the desk, starts to slip to the floor, and before you can do anything about it, back claws dig RIGHT into your thigh.

And then, when you look down, you don't just see two long scratch marks on your thigh, but you see a piece of kitten's CLAW sticking out of your scratch mark. (Not the whole thing; just about the consistency of a trim piece of a fingernail.)

OW.

Had to hold a washcloth on it for a few minutes, then applied three band-aids - and that still didn't cover the whole thing.  :-o
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Post by: celticgeek on 29 Jul 2013, 07:50
OW is right! 

One one similar occasion, my wife stuck her hand out to keep the cat from falling.  Results were more or less the same, except it was her arm that got scratched all to shreds. 
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Post by: Redball on 29 Jul 2013, 08:17
And then, when you look down, you don't just see two long scratch marks on your thigh, but you see a piece of kitten's CLAW sticking out of your scratch mark. (Not the whole thing; just about the consistency of a trim piece of a fingernail.)

Maybe it was just the about to fall off sheath of the claw. My cats bite on their claws and pull them away from their teeth. Which must explain why I find little discards on the floor and furniture.

I keep thinking I should learn to clip the very short sharp ends of their claws for my protection.
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Post by: nekowafer on 29 Jul 2013, 08:49
It was almost certainly a part that was going to come off anyway. Cat nails are tougher than human nails and it takes a lot of work to remove them.

It's always a good idea to trim cat's nails, as well. It doesn't take long, and is not that difficult, if you have either a calmer cat or a helper or two. Just be sure not to get too close to the quick.
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Post by: LTK on 29 Jul 2013, 08:54
Not sure that'll work unless you do it very regularly. Those sheaths fall off to make sure the claw stays sharp. My cat used to sharpen his claws on the older pieces of wooden garden furniture, so I think that even if we clipped them regularly he'd just sharpen them back in shape in no time.

He was actually really gentle with his claws, and we almost never got scratches from him, either from swiping or by accident. Whenever you'd have im in your lap he'd do that pawing where he digs his claws in your leg, which can hurt sometimes but never breaks your skin or anything. He'd also extend his hind claws if I'd pet him while he was sleeping on my legs or chest, but his hind claws were completely blunted so it was just a bit tickly.

Anyway, a friend who's a foreign student from Italy has a rabbit, but since she's gone home for the holidays her rabbit went to another foreign student from Italy, and since he's having his room inspected this week I get to babysit the rabbit for a few days. Yaay.
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Post by: nekowafer on 29 Jul 2013, 09:06
It would certainly have to be done regularly. I try to do claw clipping for all my beasts every two weeks.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 29 Jul 2013, 12:57
Yeah, we're about the same.

Rocko has gotten better about having his bi-weekly manicure. He used to nip, but he's definitely chilled out. I think he's figured out that the less he squirms and nibbles, the faster he gets back in his cage with his rewards snacks. We have no choice but to do his regularly or they grow like weeds and could curl and hurt his little paws. :-\



Fuzz, on the other hand....

Her claws are like little daggers if we don't keep up on them- and she's not afraid to use them. We have to clip her first or else she'll see us with Rocko and bolt. The we not only have to find her, we have to catch her after she's been found and then she's all riled up and obnoxious. Anyway. Clipping her first. Yeah. 2 of us can just barely get this done...she writhes and swings her feet around and makes gutteral noises and is just allllll sorts of unpleasant. Nick is a strong dude and sometimes she is just too much for him. He made the mistake of doing this shirtless. Once. And only once. Once she stops moving for a split second I can actually clip her claws pretty fast but she just absolutely hates being held.

It's terrible to say but sometimes when he's holding her up and she gets all "swingy" and ridiculous....sometimes I have to hold in a laugh because she looks so insane. And I feel terrible because Nick is SO annoyed with her by that point.
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Post by: SageJiraiya on 29 Jul 2013, 13:23
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/30/enu8etur.jpg)

Her name's Bodhi. We adopted her from a shelter last summer, And she's about a year and a half old now. We were told she's a jack russel boxer mix, but I think she has some pit in her. She whines a lot at night. She loves to play keep away with the ball and is eager to please during training.

All we know is that her name used to be Shelley and her old family treated her well somewhere in Georgia.

I never thought I'd be one of those dog people, but I love my Bodhi-girl. She was already spayed (spade?) when we got her, so she ain't gonna be makin' no babies.

It's pronounced Boh-Dee.
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Post by: Valdís on 04 Aug 2013, 20:27
I'LL TAKE A WHOLE MURDER OF THEM!


I want corvid pets :-(

and rats

and wolves
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Post by: Carl-E on 04 Aug 2013, 23:33
I want corvid pets :-(

and rats

and wolves

Wait - is your surname Dracula or something? 
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Post by: jwhouk on 05 Aug 2013, 05:46
My kitty lost one of her baby teeth - a fang - over the weekend. She hasn't been munching on her dry food much, so we've been feeding her the wet stuff.

And that's when we found out how gaseous she could be XP
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Post by: Carl-E on 05 Aug 2013, 08:10
Don't start the wet food.  It's a path to hell. 

Just dampen the dry stuff with a bit of water for her. 
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Post by: Valdís on 05 Aug 2013, 08:11
Wait - is your surname Dracula or something?

Bats are super adorable too, but they don't do well with humans at all. It's fun to run into wild ones, though.

My surname is Engström.. or maybe it's Murray.. who even knows anymore!

(click to show/hide)

I do love the harpsichord, though.
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Post by: Lines on 05 Aug 2013, 11:56

I want corvid pets :-(

I want one too! I wish I could have a pet raven. They're incredibly smart creatures. I want an owl too.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Aug 2013, 11:59
They'd only stay for the eyeballs. Keep watch on any pickled onions you might have.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 05 Aug 2013, 13:57
What the hell is wrong with your cats, mine never farted once in his life.
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Post by: ackblom12 on 05 Aug 2013, 14:00
Our cat has noticeably farted once in his 12 years. We were all sitting comfortably on the bed, and there is a squeak. The cat suddenly looks upset and runs off. About 3 seconds later we were hit with the most atrocious odor known to man. We quarantined the room for the night.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 06 Aug 2013, 23:09
Meet Doc Martens and Francis Ford Capolla.

They are ferocious animals. (https://t.co/C15e1WUkHf)

Francis really loves to cuddle though. (https://t.co/TRsRLYaTJR)
And he likes being cuddled just as much. (https://t.co/UaHbN0xB0v)

Here's an imgur album with images of the two. I'll probably update it along the way. (http://imgur.com/a/yk9d9)
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 07 Aug 2013, 06:45
Aaaahhhhhhhhhh brain melting from all of the cute!
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 07 Aug 2013, 18:38
There was a thunderstorm, which upsets my dog (he barks at every thunder), so I was trying to quiet him down (Boy is sleeping & has been sleeping really badly lately so I didn't want to wake him), so I decided to try putting a shirt on him, a la the Thundershirt (even though he didn't like getting wrapped in a towel last time), and it was actually much easier than I expected (once I got it over his head without him opening his mouth & getting caught). Didn't seem to help with the thunder too much, but he liked the attention. I didn't get a photo though, because it seemed like the sleeves were restricting his legs so I took it off after not too long.
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Post by: Lines on 07 Aug 2013, 20:47
What the hell is wrong with your cats, mine never farted once in his life.

You are a lucky man.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/IMG_20120719_164558_1.jpg)

This little lady, Louise, though tiny and cute, had the WORST cat farts on the planet. The bad thing was she kind of thought I was her mom and really liked cuddling me right under my chin (boob cat), especially when I was asleep, and she was silent and extremely deadly. I'd wake up choking and she'd look at me bleary eyed, gave a silent meow, and snuggle closer. I lurved her, but oh my god the farting. UGH. Kittens + wet food = smelliest farts ever.

Granted, neither of my current cats (Kisa and Hobbes) have ever farted in my presence, my old cat/my mom's cat + my mom's other cat (Parker and Hermione respectively) haven't either, and my dearly departed cat (Waffles) only ever did it once. But Louise was not mine, I just watched her for a couple months, and boy she loved farting in my face.
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Post by: ChaoSera on 08 Aug 2013, 00:36
My cat's farts smell awful. And she farts all the time. The worst was something she did for a while, where she'd jump on my desk when I was at the computer, be all cute and cuddly for a few seconds, then let out the nastiest fart and go away, leaving me alone with the smell.

I still maintain she did that on purpose, just to fuck with me. :psyduck:
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Post by: Carl-E on 08 Aug 2013, 00:40
No, it was a matter of pride, a gift, like a dead mouse. 

"See what I made or you?" 


Or rather, "Hey, smell this!"
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Post by: nekowafer on 08 Aug 2013, 07:33
Cat farts have a lot to do with the food they eat, just like people farts. They are obligate carnivores, so anything that goes into their system that isn't meat is probably not going to be fully processed. Which means lots of farts.
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Post by: Carl-E on 08 Aug 2013, 08:08
In other words, "quit buying the cheap stuff"!

Wet food's still nasty, though. 
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Post by: Lines on 08 Aug 2013, 08:49
Fart kitten only ate wet food. Non-farting cats all ate dry food, but none of them were ever given "cheap" stuff because they're a bit picky.
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Post by: nekowafer on 08 Aug 2013, 08:52
Hehe, fart kitten. The expensive stuff can be just as bad, unfortunately. But that's part of the problem with feeding canned or kibble. It has tons of stuff they don't need. The best way to feed pets is raw and all natural, but that is really fucking difficult.
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Post by: Grognard on 08 Aug 2013, 09:41
I've two cats.  Both are rescues.  Ashes & Butterscotch:
Now Ashes loves to snuggle in at night, and usually sleeps between my feet.
He is the older cat, but slimmer and a very productive hunter.
Butterscotch is very smart and useful: he is my alarm cat.
Every weekday morning, when my cell phone alarm goes off to wake me up; Butterscotch comes and gets me up.
walks on my head, bats my keys off the shelf and all over the floor and will knock over available drink cups if he can.
And then he follows me all around as I get ready.
Just makin' sure I stay awake and don't drift off...

Oddly enough, I never liked cats as a kid.  But now I do.
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Post by: pwhodges on 19 Aug 2013, 06:01
Under my desk:

(http://cassland.org/images/DeskDogs.jpg)
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Post by: Mr. Doctor on 19 Aug 2013, 06:30
I have two cats.

This is Simba
(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/2619/5ucx.png)

Poor fella arrived at the cat shelter when his owner just knocked on the door and wanted to left him there because he was "too noisy in his room". He only lived in the toilet as in food, water, bed and sandbox all in the same room. He also had a huge mark around his neck because they never even changed the size of his collar. Fortunately the mark is gone and the people from the shelter told us that the woman falt out said something like "if you can't take him in because you don't have much place I could just put him to sleep". :(
He was so shy when he came to my house, it seems like everything was big to him and went he found the bathroom he actually went to the bath tub and started to sleep. That moment was quite heartbreaking. I'm really surprised at how happy, cuddle-friendly and serene he is considering his past.

This is Bella (absolutely no relation to THAT Bella, the guys at the shelter named her that way and we didn't feel like changing it since we think it suits her... She's kind of a diva)
(http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/3861/99p9.png)
She was born at the shelter (so her mom was the one abandoned). I love my cats equally but I do have a special bond with Bella. Probably because we both suck at having some good contact with everyone else! I'm basically the only one that can carry her for a long period of time, everyone else just gets scratched at some point. She always sleeps with me and when I'm away for one night or two mom always tells me that she gets sad  and cries at night. Damn I'm gonna get all emotional when I finally move out and have to say good bye to her and Simba. :(

Fortunately both like each other. Bella arrived a coule of months before and started to hit Simba a couple of times hehehe. Simba needed just one big slap at her face to send her flying and everything calmed down since then.
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Post by: Welu on 19 Aug 2013, 07:42
Under my desk:
[deskdogs]

I think all dogs think they're a lot smaller than they are, regardless of how they do or don't fit into a space.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: K1dmor on 19 Aug 2013, 17:18
 Unless they slept there since they were puppies, in which case it could be just the habit.
 (http://i.imgur.com/hyMSv.jpg)
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Post by: Barmymoo on 27 Aug 2013, 11:33
I remember the first time I saw that picture it actually made me cry. I think I was unusally emotional at the time but I still find it kind of sad.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Grognard on 28 Aug 2013, 12:08
Damn I'm gonna get all emotional when I finally move out and have to say good bye to her and Simba. :( 

Why are you having to say goodbye and move out?  My pets my family.  Wherever I go, they go.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Aug 2013, 15:30
If the pet belongs to the family, and the child grows up and moves out, the pet usually stays where it is. For a start, my flat is not big enough for me, never mind two cats (the other cat and dog were there when I moved in).
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 28 Aug 2013, 19:50
Simba's story made me super sad. :( But I'm glad Simba is a happy kitty now.

Re: leaving pets behind with parents - some apartments don't allow pets or charge too much. When I first moved out of my mom's, I left my cat Parker behind to keep her company. I loved Parker and still do, but she would have been by herself. Also he would have hated living in an apartment when he's used to an entire house and sometimes yard. (He escapes, we don't intentionally let him out anymore because he kept getting worms. He also used to be a primarily outdoor cat, because I'd see him wandering around the street before we took him in.) My husband had to leave his cat Hobbes with his parents because his apartment building didn't allow pets, but Hobbes moved in with us when we got a house.

Re: under desk montage - that was my dearly departed cat Waffles and 12-pack box. As a kitten, it was big enough to be a little play house. As a full grown cat, he could squeeze his head and shoulders in it. (He tried squeezing in more, but he'd either get stuck or break the box, as he was big and fat.)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: FuryoftheStars on 29 Aug 2013, 06:59
EDIT: Because my other links weren't working properly, I'm changing how the pictures display.  I'm horribly new at this method of picture posting, so please tell me if I need to reduce the sizes....

My mom's dog, Jake
(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab56/furyofthestars/IMG_0093_zps33fe3911.jpg)

Some random pics of my dog, Rusty, while I was forced to move back in with my folks for a while.
(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab56/furyofthestars/IMG_0085_zps8f236070.jpg)
(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab56/furyofthestars/IMG-20121029-00011_zps8a6ab489.jpg)
(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab56/furyofthestars/IMG-20120615-00036_zps1d77769a.jpg)

Rusty standing out on the porch of my new apartment
(http://i849.photobucket.com/albums/ab56/furyofthestars/IMG_0115_zps5934035b.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Kugai on 29 Aug 2013, 14:39
Fury, I'm getting a 'The page isn't redirecting properly' message with those links.
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Post by: FuryoftheStars on 29 Aug 2013, 18:16
Figures... they're working for me for some unknown reason, but give me a few to correct....

EDIT: Ok, fixed.  Let me know if I need to reduce the sizes of those pics.  I know how... I'm just not familiar with what is "too big".
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: SageJiraiya on 29 Aug 2013, 18:40
I never thought I'd be a dog person, but cats are rude and pretentious little sons of bitches in comparison. xD

Sooooooo, my dog broke our mail man's wrist. The dog is very protective, and terrified of anyone on our property. This mail man was a substitute for our usual guy, but it still sucks. We need to set up a new mailbox, closer to the curb, outside of her electric fence.

It seems she lunged at him, he fell, and fractured some wrist bones on the fall. So, at least she didn't tear his flesh to bits.

For some reason we didn't find out about the incident until the day after.

My dog does not know how to hurt a fly. She lays on my bed, I say "go to your bed!" and, tail between her legs, she gets up and goes. She sees a mail man, or salesman, barking, growling, and fur standing up are sights you will see.

I remember she didn't bark for us until 2 weeks after we picked her up from the shelter, and it was at something I dropped.

She's a sweet girl, but she is very defensive of her home.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Aug 2013, 02:00
Let me know if I need to reduce the sizes of those pics.  I know how... I'm just not familiar with what is "too big".

The forum software will force them to be displayed inside an 800x800 box to stop them distorting the layout*.  What matters more is the number of bytes - and sensible jpgs are usually OK.  I try to keep well below 250kB, but don't usually comment until they reach 1MB these days.

* This failed in one post last week - I have no idea why...
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Post by: FuryoftheStars on 30 Aug 2013, 05:24
Hmm, crap.  Three of the photos I put up are 2 Mb+ on my PC.  I can't deal with it this second (getting things together to travel down to my other work site), but I'll get it all sorted out at some point today before I go to sleep.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Grognard on 30 Aug 2013, 05:27
Sorry I misunderstood/forgot about moving out of the 'rents, and thus, leaving pets behind.

I've just seen too many adorable dogs and cats given over the Shelter because a new apartment won't accept pets.
:(
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: pwhodges on 30 Aug 2013, 05:41
Hmm, crap.  Three of the photos I put up are 2 Mb+ on my PC.  I can't deal with it this second (getting things together to travel down to my other work site), but I'll get it all sorted out at some point today before I go to sleep.

Photobucket must have dealt with it, as they're all about 120kB as linked, which is fine.
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Post by: FuryoftheStars on 30 Aug 2013, 08:32
Huh... yup, so they are.  Alright... works for me. :)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Sep 2013, 15:43
I'LL TAKE A WHOLE MURDER OF THEM!


I want corvid pets :-(

and rats

and wolves

Pass on the rats, but I want ravens and wolves.

Prairie dogs as pets.

First I was like this:
(http://www.tickld.com/images/content/277709.jpg)


Then I read this: http://www.jandaexotics.com/Prairie_Dog.html
Now I want a few.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 17 Sep 2013, 16:32
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/18/7umebe3e.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 18 Sep 2013, 07:44
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/18/gy4arypa.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Carl-E on 20 Sep 2013, 07:45
[one fuzzy thing holding another]

Which one's the pet?   :-D
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 20 Sep 2013, 07:46
That is the question, isn't it?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Eris on 24 Sep 2013, 23:25
Meet Scout and Ned:

(http://distilleryimage6.ak.instagram.com/b8f97c16a35611e2a61a22000a9e06f0_7.jpg)  (http://distilleryimage1.ak.instagram.com/fc883a6acd7411e294f522000a9f30b8_7.jpg)

Scout likes to be grumbly and Ned likes to play. Ned like cuddles, playing fetch, and eating whatever he can get to.

Scout is less than impressed with the latest addition to the family, but she's letting him stay for the moment.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Kugai on 25 Sep 2013, 00:20
Oh Grud, it's a Vorlon Telepathic Cat!!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Barmymoo on 25 Sep 2013, 01:50
ERIS! Hello! Those cats are gorgeous; I love Ned's big pupils. I want a kitty to snuggle.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 25 Sep 2013, 09:35
KITTY BABIES so cute
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 25 Sep 2013, 13:39
This morning I picked up a sweater to wear, and realised it was full of cat hairs from my boyfriend's cat. I picked up another sweater, which was full of cat hairs from my cat at home. I couldn't wear any of the sweaters, but they made me realise how much I miss kitties. :(
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Eris on 25 Sep 2013, 19:55
I uploaded a bunch of photos onto facebook so I could look at them when having to deal with annoying customers. I think this is my favourite one of Neddy

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1235265_10151840109827874_407886002_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Carl-E on 26 Sep 2013, 00:41
I think I mentioned in another thread (probably complaints) that my wife found a dog wandering the highway. 

It's been two weeks now.  She's clean, putting on weight.  Trimmed the facial fur so she could see.  She's not cowering every time someone comes near her, and can actually be very affectionate.  No collar, tags, chip or tattoo.  The beginnings of what may be a tumor on her belly near a nipple. 

He face is cute.  The rest of her?  Awkward.  Rear legs are longer than the front - noticeably so.  Body's too long.  Teeth are rotting.  Breath that could knock you out.  She's about 8 - 10 years old (the vet's estimate).  And she yaps.  God, the noise.  Growls at the cats.  Doesn't know how to play, at least, gets nervous when the other dogs are playing and just barks at them from a safe vantage point. 

But she can't stay.  It really isn't working, she's pretty badly damaged goods in more ways than one.  No one's claimed her from the info we gave to the vets and the humane society up where she was found. 

We do not have a no-kill shelter here.  And she will not be high on the adoption list.  So taking her to the humane society is pretty much a death sentence.  Being put to sleep is a big improvement over starving to death or being hit by a car, though. 



Isn't it?   :cry:


Fuck. 
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: jwhouk on 26 Sep 2013, 06:50
Yes, sadly, it is. Sometimes it's better to let go than see them suffer.

I should know.  :cry:
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 26 Sep 2013, 06:57
Can you figure out what breed she might be? Or one of her breeds? You might be able to find a shelter that caters to specific breeds that would be willing to come get her.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: lepetitfromage on 26 Sep 2013, 07:02
Carl, you might want to try posting something on Craigslist or Petfinder.com- there are kind souls everywhere that could give her what she needs but they may not cross paths with her at the shelter.


Best of luck. *hugs*
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Welu on 26 Sep 2013, 09:12
For my class I have to make a documentary and I think about doing one about pets. That's as far as I've got but if people here are willing to tell some stories about why they keep animals and stories of times they've made you happy, maybe message me? It'd be very helpful if you have a way of filming yourself or recording audio, even just a few photos would be very helpful if you're happy to share them. I doubt I'll be posting this on YouTube, unless it turns out amazing, so it'll most likely just be seen by less than a dozen students. This idea is very much in the conceptual stage so it may not come to be but it depends on how much interest I can get in people being will to talk to me. :psyduck: Please and thank you for your time.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 26 Sep 2013, 10:41
Hannah! Ned is adorable and I want to cuddle him. Ginger kitties!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ChaoSera on 01 Oct 2013, 13:17
My cat is actively demanding cuddles and not leaving me alone right now. I think she's upset with me because I've been gone all day...
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Allie_Allie on 01 Oct 2013, 18:32
This is Daenarys,
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/Jacky_Manson/971449_442449412538469_1542167578_n_zps25154341.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Jacky_Manson/media/971449_442449412538469_1542167578_n_zps25154341.jpg.html)

Daenerys recently had puppies,
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/Jacky_Manson/625505_455076357942441_315826082_n_zpse9ed2739.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Jacky_Manson/media/625505_455076357942441_315826082_n_zpse9ed2739.jpg.html)

The dad is my baby, Mateo,
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/Jacky_Manson/560059_344525265664218_391357749_n_zpscddc79d2.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Jacky_Manson/media/560059_344525265664218_391357749_n_zpscddc79d2.jpg.html)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/Jacky_Manson/1002753_410880959028648_430851549_n_zps953914f0.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Jacky_Manson/media/1002753_410880959028648_430851549_n_zps953914f0.jpg.html)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/Jacky_Manson/574568_346713438778734_131556455_n_zpsf4d4f324.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Jacky_Manson/media/574568_346713438778734_131556455_n_zpsf4d4f324.jpg.html)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/Jacky_Manson/535674_343967829053295_1663918559_n_zps35801b15.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Jacky_Manson/media/535674_343967829053295_1663918559_n_zps35801b15.jpg.html)

Mateo when he was a puppy! (I totally have favorites)
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/Jacky_Manson/206707_316257058491039_458526127_n_zps0bfd108e.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Jacky_Manson/media/206707_316257058491039_458526127_n_zps0bfd108e.jpg.html)

And these are Theodore and Nikolas, they passed away three months ago but they're still in my heart. <3
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/Jacky_Manson/69067_280364622080283_1657901822_n_zps860eaed6.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/Jacky_Manson/media/69067_280364622080283_1657901822_n_zps860eaed6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Oct 2013, 09:32
Getting a cats tooth pulled is a might expensive.

Edit: Well shit. It's not an infected tooth. It seems to be a well developed and aggressive tumor. Going to give him a long term antibiotic shot because his teeth are irritating it so that the infection doesn't get any worse. Otherwise they're giving us a week's trial of pain meds to see if it helps him day to day at all.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 11 Oct 2013, 10:38
Aww I'm so sorry Steve and Kat, poor little kitty. :(
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Carl-E on 15 Oct 2013, 11:27
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/8037277692_4f8c54af21.jpg)

That's what happened to my cat, Majik, last year.  I felt the lump in her lower jaw long before she started losing teeth (and bone).  It went pretty fast.  We couldn't afford a vet to put her down, either.  She'd been fat and sassy, but wasn't able to eat at all after a while, and I got to watch her starve herself.  She complained when I wasn't holding her.  The pic was taken a few weeks before she died, when I realized how few pictures I had of her.  Note the tongue, and the faded black fur down her front from the constant drool.  By that time, most of that side of her jaw was just sort of missing. 

She finally passed in the night a little over a year ago, at the age of 15.  She spent the entire evening before (and most of that week, really) in my lap, and now occupies a special corner in our yard. 


I've buried way too many pets in the last few years.  Doesn't seem to stop us from getting more. 

Oh, that stray dog I mentioned recently? She seems to have made herself at home, despite my best efforts. 
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ackblom12 on 15 Oct 2013, 12:09
Well, he just did a big yawn in my face and I saw the tumor. That thing is not small and is on a rather disconcerting length of his jaw. On the plus side, the antibiotics seem to be helping with the infection. He's started eating again and as Kat has said in the blog thread, we're feeding him people food whenever he asks for it since there's no longer any real long term health risks associated with over eating. He's definitely a bit more active and up for socializing with us more often, so we're just focusing on trying to make him as happy and comfortable as we possibly can until it gets bad enough to take him in.

Like you, this definitely won't be the first pet I've had to put down, in a couple of cases I had to do it myself, but it doesn't really seem to get any easier.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Feb 2014, 20:32
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/818bcacd4e59602e60179b8fea295026/tumblr_mylsx3JspW1sn0mkdo1_1280.jpg)
Quote
i’ll see you in hell you mailman piece of shit

I want a GSD so bad T_T

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Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Feb 2014, 21:17
Is that the gun or the pup?
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Feb 2014, 05:05
Is that the gun or the pup?

The Pup. I'd take an Knight's Armament SR-21 rifle as well. Those bad boys cost more then my car did.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Feb 2014, 05:06
Word. Pups are awesome.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: lepetitfromage on 07 Feb 2014, 05:52
I'd looooove a shepherd. They're so smart (and loyal)!


.....they are also HUGE and SO FLUFFY. My sinuses would attack me instantly. We're probably going to get an itty bitty short haired doggy. Perhaps like one of these little dudes!

(http://www.hdpaperwall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/french-bulldog-dogs-in-the-grass-photo.jpg)
(http://ibostonterrier.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Boston-Terrier1.jpg)
*squeeeeeeeeee*
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 07 Feb 2014, 08:07
Did someone say GSD?
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/ysyjyvuz.jpg) (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/02/08/nahary3y.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ChaoSera on 07 Feb 2014, 09:22
A German Shepherd or a Husky are the only two dogs I'd ever consider getting. But since a Husky's need for movement would greatly exceed my own, that one wouldn't be such a great idea. I can totally see myself getting a German Shepherd sometime, though.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: LeeC on 07 Feb 2014, 09:31
I too always wanted a husky but I hear they need a TON of exercise...so I may settle for a malamute or a Samoyed...but then theres all the hair...and my girlfriend is allergic to dogs and cats... :psyduck:


Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Nikolai on 07 Feb 2014, 10:18
My wife and I have a husky/samoyed mix that is most decidedly my wife's dog. Once we buy a house, I'm getting a GSD for myself.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 07 Feb 2014, 14:58
That malamute video cracks me up. I find it hilarious how larger dogs can be afraid of cats sometimes. My best friend had a dog (saluki/border collie mix) and she was terrified of my cat Waffles. He never did anything, no swipes, hisses, or growls, but he'd just glare at her and it got to the point she was too afraid to come into the house. She'd quietly wait on the porch and peek in every once in a while to check on us and if he looked at her, she'd wimper. I miss them both.

Also I kind of want a klee kai because it's basically a tiny husky/malamute. SO CUTE! (Size reference, that's a husky on the left and a full grown klee kai on the right.)

(http://www.youralaskankleekai.com/images/siberian_with_AKK2.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Feb 2014, 15:42
Kleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee  :emotrex:
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 08 Feb 2014, 00:16

I want a GSD so bad T_T


When I saw this, I immediately thought you wanted a Gun Sight Dog, even though I'm familiar with the acronym.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 08 Feb 2014, 00:24
lfgss.com just had a run of Cats as Ornaments. Felt compelled to share.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1621838_10151923389586821_521041851_n.jpg)

(http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i419/alexecrawford/5CCDB15E-8BB7-421A-AC78-1CD73FAD12A4.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2808/12369617874_3a562a7cc4_z.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Mar 2014, 09:47
Any one able to assist with this rescue?

https://www.facebook.com/eric.glocker.7/posts/10152340308575815?comment_id=33516639&offset=0&total_comments=2&ref=notif&notif_t=share_comment#!/155139051593/photos/a.158722846593.113316.155139051593/10151896795691594/?type=1&theater

(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1969351_10151896795691594_1183176162_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Mar 2014, 18:26
I wish I could :(
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Mar 2014, 19:01
Jayne says he's most likely been placed. Will keep you all updated.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Mar 2014, 19:09
:)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Method of Madness on 10 Mar 2014, 22:19
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/t34/1932020_10203057866942687_107938879_n.jpg?oh=5a97cfb0b1a9bbe13dc38e2cb3bf9670&oe=532061EB)

Ran into this friendly pup while hanging out downtown earlier.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 11 Mar 2014, 11:58
(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/10003421_10153921108280634_1680894149_n.jpg)

The good news for people who like bunnies is you can usually pick up some real cuties cheap about two weeks after.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 12 Mar 2014, 10:07
http://www.vet.upenn.edu/veterinary-hospitals/NBC-hospital/services/neonatal-intensive-care/foal-cam

Who wants to watch a foal being born? :3
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Taekwondoin on 13 Mar 2014, 15:23
Any one able to assist with this rescue?

https://www.facebook.com/eric.glocker.7/posts/10152340308575815?comment_id=33516639&offset=0&total_comments=2&ref=notif&notif_t=share_comment#!/155139051593/photos/a.158722846593.113316.155139051593/10151896795691594/?type=1&theater

(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1969351_10151896795691594_1183176162_n.jpg)

You heard any more about this GM? If I lived in the US, he'd be on my couch with me right now.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Mar 2014, 15:38
As far as I know at this time, he's been placed :3
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Taekwondoin on 13 Mar 2014, 16:00
As far as I know at this time, he's been placed :3

I hope so. No healthy dog animal deserves to be put down.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Mar 2014, 16:19
I actually contacted them so I could take him and they said they had found someone closer then me XD
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 13 Mar 2014, 18:01
Hooray! Hopefully that cutie is going to be happy there.

In other news, my class now has a guinea pig, Maisy:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/t1.0-9/1911897_10101581865475915_2043455300_n.jpg)

I have never owned anything other than a cat or fish (never again) and the last animal we had in the room was a gerbil (boring!) and I have to say she is quite an interesting gal. She gets super excited when I come in in the morning and flip on the lights (lots of jumping up and down), she's chatty, and the kids love giving her apples and pears. Also guinea pigs make the funniest sound when they "purr", it's more like a chortle. I'm actually kind of disappointed my mom never got me one as a kid, she's pretty fun.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Mar 2014, 18:37
I've never seen a guinea pig with that kinda fur before. I love guinea pigs as pets though, they're very smart and talkative when they're comfortable and have a lot of personality for a rodent. They definitely recognize people and react different to people the like and dislike. All of their sounds are super cute, but the chortle's up there on the list.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 13 Mar 2014, 19:18
Yeah, until her, I'd never seen it before either. It's very wooly, but still very soft. There were three little ones at the pet store: a sleek one, one with the spiky-type hair, and I could see this one's butt poking out from a tunnel, so I moved it and was all ermergerd!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Mar 2014, 21:10
Should have taken all three! They're communal critters :3
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 14 Mar 2014, 14:55
I found that out later, but I honestly don't have room enough in my classroom for a cage that'd be big enough for two of them.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 14 Mar 2014, 16:47
She'll be fine, all the kids around is plenty of social interaction.
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Post by: Lines on 14 Mar 2014, 21:59
The kids and i constantly talk to her and I take her out and pet her when I can, so I'm sure she's fine.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 20 Mar 2014, 07:40
Awwww, she's adorable!!! I have a soft spot for those little guys. One of these days I have to get on the forums at home instead of at work so I can post some photos of my piggers.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 20 Mar 2014, 07:47
Oh! Also- get her a couple cardboard tubes. She'll love them and the kids will love watching her playing with (and probably munching on) them. They loooooove grapes too (have to be seedless).


Wrapping paper rolls cut up into 4-5 inch long segments are great because they don't use glue to hold the paper on like they sometimes do with paper towel and/or TP rolls. We keep a stockpile for Rocko because he goes through moments where no amount of food will satisfy him and he'll yell at us until we give him a tube. The wheeks drive Nick crazy but I think they're adorable haha. Every once in a while, we'll chat with each other, just wheeking back and forth. :-P
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Post by: Mlle Germain on 20 Mar 2014, 16:09
Aw, this reminds me of my guinea pigs. The last I had died two years ago at the ripe old age of nine and a half (having outlived her companion by one and a half years) when I'd already gone to uni. I'd love to have two of them again, but that's something I can't do in student accomodation.
The noises they make are really cute. When I took my last guinea pigs inside because one of them had rheumatism, they figured out that the sound of the fridge opening in the nearby kitchen often meant food, so they always started squeaking as soon as someone was rummaging around in the kitchen. I'd love to post some pictures of them, but they're all on my old computer.
With my guinea pigs, their favourite food varied a lot: One really liked red peppers (not green or yellow, though), one loved chicory (although it would get diarrhea if we gave him too much) and the next two were so spoiled they wouldn't eat things we fed them for too long anymore, except really fresh young salad. Of course, these were more like treats; the bulk of their food was hay, carrots and grass in summer (though also not too much of the latter).
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 20 Mar 2014, 18:27
Hahaha the fridge thing is great. For a while, Rocko thought that every plastic bag was the sound of his hay bag and wheeked like crazy whenever anything crinkled. Thankfully, since we started getting his hay from a local farm and keeping it in boxes, he's learned that sometimes a bag is just a bag.  :-P


I forgot that my camera corrupted a crapton of photos before I got to upload them, so unfortunately I'm missing a lot, but here are a few photos of my boys :-)

Here they are, enjoying some outside play time (aka grass eating time)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/13298941633_3c805356d7_c.jpg)


Here is Rocko, being a ham. "Look at how cute I am, Mommy! Give me all the things I want, ok?"
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7306/13299157334_9133e48cb0_c.jpg)


Here he is again.....he loves the camera. Look at that little mouth! Wah!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7232/13299150574_78b5e11bdf_c.jpg)


Here's me and Spunky when I first got him. 2008 I think? He went to piggie heaven at the end of 2012. Little dude got a pretty bad respiratory infection and all the meds the vet had couldn't save him. My pigs were my first real pets, so I was heartbroken when I had to say goodbye.  :cry:
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/552640_852833927165_1339304912_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Mar 2014, 20:27
Guinea pigs really are the best rodent pet, interactive, adorable, easy to socialize, relatively health issue free and they can be quite long lived if you take care of them. Lots of personality too.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Mar 2014, 05:08
You know, I think I might get one when I move.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Mar 2014, 05:48
If you're gonna get one, get two. Social pets always do better with a friend
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 21 Mar 2014, 06:20
I'm not sure why I put this in the pointless thread yesterday, but I'm postin' it again
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/282963_10151979946191463_1674926161_n.jpg)
Robert got offended that (1) the dog hangs out on the bed with me but not him, and (2) when he does he uses Robert's pillow.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Mar 2014, 09:16
I wish I could have a guinea pig or two! Maybe when I'm somewhere bigger.
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Post by: Lines on 21 Mar 2014, 10:47
Now that spring is here, maybe I can get a pen and take the guinea pig outside to play with the kids. I wonder if my boss would let me...
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Post by: Mlle Germain on 21 Mar 2014, 11:58
Here they are, enjoying some outside play time (aka grass eating time)
[lots of pics]

They're adorable! The almost completely black one looks a lot like the last I had, Black Beauty (I like horses, read lots of horse stories when I was little, the guinea pig was completely black and I thought it was funny). At least as far as I can judge from the picture. Does he also have really thick fur? Blacky's always made a layer at least a centimetre thick and was so long on her bum that she trailed some of it on the floor.
So far, I've only had one fuzzy guinea pig (the first one I had - looked like a punk) and three with sleek fur. I heard that the sleek ones are slightly longer lived on average, but that was not the reason I didn't get a fuzzy one again; that was just coincidence. They're all cute, so I didn't really think too much about how exactly they looked when I got them. Maybe my next one will be fuzzy.

Linds, yours has really unusual fur! Maybe that's because it's still little (at least it looks little on the photo). She's very cute, though. I think it's awesome that your class gets to have a pet, I wish I could have had that when I was at school.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Mar 2014, 07:36
The greatest pet comic known to man and beast: http://imgur.com/gallery/UBUwA
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 26 Mar 2014, 04:30
(http://)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Mar 2014, 05:15
There's nothing there.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Mar 2014, 11:33
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/10003886_10152025232951232_1944215956_n.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 30 Mar 2014, 14:37
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BiZcI6oIQAAXvCh.jpg)

Cats own humans, mostly stupid humans.
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Post by: Lines on 30 Mar 2014, 15:46
Garand, it's like the cat had little rat babies! So cute!
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Post by: GarandMarine on 30 Mar 2014, 16:20
That was my joke to the owner Linds lol.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 01 Apr 2014, 06:07
Things I hate:
My local pet store is awesome, they're great people and very knowledgeable... however... they have a big white rabbit (adult) who was dyed with pet safe dyes for Easter which makes me face palm, but at least it's an adult bunny, and then a big case of chicks. Yes. Chicks. As in baby chickens. They have pictures showing what the various breeds of chicks grow into, but they're clearly not gender segregated and I doubt any one's really thinking about the chicken said cute lil'chick is gonna turn into. The little fuckers grow FAST too. Especially when fed properly.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 01 Apr 2014, 18:25
I would buy one and lie to a child, saying, "It's an Easter chick, so it's only going to lay chocolate eggs!" and then watch them be soooo disappointed with either normal eggs or the fact that the chick grew into a rooster and therefore cannot lay eggs. And then maybe lie to them again about being full of chocolate when the time comes to slaughter it.  :evil:

Note: I would never do the previously mentioned things to a child because I'm not quite that mean.

In all seriousness, I hate people who try to sell animals around Easter as well as the people who buy them. It's not a chocolate bunny or a marshmallow peep. You're gonna have it and have to feed it for much longer than you think.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Apr 2014, 19:18
(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10151163_759995287359068_1592583221_n.jpg)

Meet Tina, Sarah's stepmom's cat.
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Post by: Loki on 03 Apr 2014, 23:39
Hi Tina!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Redball on 16 Apr 2014, 19:41
On The Overwhelmingly Important Issue of Cat Litter:

I'm trying out a lightweight litter, half the weight of the usual clumping litter. It's a Tidy Cat brand from Purina. It's scented, which I worry the cats will avoid. Has anyone tried it? Any drawbacks?
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Post by: Masterpiece on 17 Apr 2014, 06:11
I wouldn't give my cat anything that's scented. My dude refused to drink water if it came out of the tab.
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Post by: Loki on 17 Apr 2014, 06:17
...your water is scented?
Our cats would, opposed to that, sometimes demand water from the tap.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Welu on 17 Apr 2014, 07:24
I'm looking into getting a couple guinea pigs. Will probably wait till I'm totally done with college first.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 17 Apr 2014, 07:28
My boyfriend's cat had a tumour removed the other day, they didn't know what it was but decided to remove it anyway since it was growing. Today they told him it's not cancer! Yay!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Apr 2014, 06:55
My dog started licking my ear, and that led to some things.

(http://i.imgur.com/MOe3Qix.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VDBSaQF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Wwauhyb.jpg)
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Post by: Valdís on 22 Apr 2014, 07:05
Well, good to see you're heeding your shirt's advice!
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Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Apr 2014, 07:23
N'aww Valdís, she's way too rough for me:

(http://i.imgur.com/z4eA31s.jpg)
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Post by: nekowafer on 22 Apr 2014, 07:29
Now I'm the one with an awkward work boner...
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Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Apr 2014, 07:37


(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10176083_10152455608681842_7662729785679221212_n.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 22 Apr 2014, 11:34
Cookie is the best penguin and I love that it's a penguin from my local zoo!
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Post by: GarandMarine on 02 May 2014, 03:37
My buddy's cat had kittens! Lookithowcute!

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/1508605_10152086888846232_7637236022473777987_n.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 May 2014, 04:26
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/cat_proximity.png)

"Yes you are! And you're sitting there! Hi, kitty!"
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Post by: nekowafer on 02 May 2014, 06:53
I often say to my cats, "You're a cat. What do you have to say for yourself?"
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Post by: Welu on 02 May 2014, 07:02
For me, it's dogs. I like to narrate my dogs thoughts while she's doing things. "Hey, I'm gonna walk over here wait no I want to sniff the floor first I'm gonna follow the scent I hope it leads to food oops I walked into the wall".
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 May 2014, 12:59
Occasionally interrupting with "SQUIRREL!"
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Post by: Grognard on 02 May 2014, 13:16
?!?!! where ???!!!
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Post by: niceboiiiii on 02 May 2014, 13:20
haha i LOVE these animals  :-D adorable

(Edited out the spam and banned the spammer - Method)
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Post by: Welu on 04 May 2014, 07:25
My dog outsmarted me. I tried to do the cup and ball trick with my dog. Put a chip under one of three bun casings and spun them round while getting her to stay. When I told her to find the chip, she sniffed the three bun casings, then walked around me and shoved her nose in the bag of chips hidden behind me. She found the food which was what I wanted her to do, I guess?  :laugh:
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 May 2014, 07:54
Hahaha, good doggy :wow:
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Post by: Lines on 04 May 2014, 09:58
My buddy's cat had kittens! Lookithowcute!

I WANTS IT, PRECIOUS!

My bff is adopting a kitten from a coworker. I will be at her house when he arrives. Maybe I'll let my bff's daughter hold the kitten first, maybe I won't. I may even catnap it, who knows.

Long story short, don't trust me with your kittens.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 05 May 2014, 14:10
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bm3woU_IYAEaMsB.jpg)

OH HAI TEDDY (taken this morning)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 May 2014, 04:49
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/t34.0-12/10320406_778363278855602_2947912265716127654_n.jpg?oh=2fc150085db75778579798423b40e82b&oe=536ABD87)

From yesterday afternoon.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 08 May 2014, 13:28
Here, have some dogs.

*Throws dogs at screen*

(http://i.imgur.com/J4LTtiS.jpg)
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Post by: Barmymoo on 08 May 2014, 13:29
Today we went to a house and there was a cat and I didn't get to pet it :(
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Post by: Welu on 17 May 2014, 07:05
My neighbour got two sheep. Socks did not seem sure how to feel about this.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10273504_10203774154217139_3539209965958871230_n.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 18 May 2014, 14:44
"They're fuzzy."
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 May 2014, 18:35
Not sure whose pup this is, but that's apparently Jeph in there.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bomvv3ICUAAFGDp.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 26 May 2014, 20:18
Today we went to a house and there was a cat and I didn't get to pet it :(

T-T
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Post by: GarandMarine on 26 May 2014, 21:20
So when I go to NorCal in July I have been informed I am most likely going to have a female bedmate.
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t31.0-8/1421141_10152382537141124_1534816299_o.jpg)
Her name is Brandy and she's a super friendly GSD who has declared the guest bed in my friend's house her bed, and since I sure as shit ain't sleeping in her doggy bed we're just gonna have to snuggle. The good news is Brandy's apparently as big of a cuddle whore as I am.

I will not be starved for animal attention while I'm there in general. My friends have four dogs, a cat or two, a macaw and a smaller parrot and a large tank'o'fish.
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Post by: ChaoSera on 27 May 2014, 00:10
Is that spray paint on her side?
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Post by: GarandMarine on 27 May 2014, 03:40
Dye actually I believe. That's why she's got the "Oh shit I'm in trouble" look on her face.
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Post by: nekowafer on 28 May 2014, 09:22
Ren buns!

(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10001306_10152172623182717_328324157745914464_n.jpg)
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Post by: LocoJoe on 30 May 2014, 17:27
This is Simba.

He's an attention whore.

(http://i.imgur.com/sBAPA19.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/36gRY6Q.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ed9tlhD.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 30 May 2014, 17:51
Surely there's at least one picture of you holding him in the obvious way.
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Post by: LocoJoe on 30 May 2014, 18:04
Sadly, not yet. I live alone so I can't really take a picture that way, and when I have friends over the thought hasn't crossed my mind. When I do I will surely post it here.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Jun 2014, 14:22
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t34.0-12/10150698_796683483690248_4576955693575928758_n.jpg?oh=267c41e2b1688390a93ab517c79ebfd9&oe=53941477)
Not a pet and not mine, but I took a picture of this little dude when walking from work to the train station. Surprised that it looked right at me :)
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Post by: nekowafer on 06 Jun 2014, 22:32
I HAS A KITTEN!!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/07/gyha5e2y.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/07/e5evu7yn.jpg)

Her name is Elinore. She's younger than I'd usually adopt a kitten, but she was found with her dead mother a couple weeks ago and needed a home.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Jun 2014, 22:36
Kitty!
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Post by: Masterpiece on 07 Jun 2014, 03:12
oh she is PRECIOUS! Hope she'll do fine.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 07 Jun 2014, 03:47
My wife has been training hard for her Ironman, cats are helping.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bo99haICYAAJ9tH.jpg)
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Post by: jwhouk on 07 Jun 2014, 04:29
Cat therapy is the BEST therapy.
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Post by: nekowafer on 07 Jun 2014, 05:26
It's so true.

Yes, she is a precious little babydoll. And she peed on my bed this morning. And woke me up an hour ahead of schedule. And then ate like a little monster, and climbed into bed with me.

Tiny adorable little jerk.
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Post by: Welu on 07 Jun 2014, 06:30
Neko, she's so fluffy!
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Post by: GarandMarine on 07 Jun 2014, 08:58
http://seriouslyforreal.com/seriously-for-real/husky-raised-cats-acts-like-cat-20-pics/
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Post by: Welu on 09 Jun 2014, 07:51
I managed to successfully wash the dog last night! Successful in the sense she was cleaned. The bathroom and myself were saturated afterwards but I still feel oddly accomplished. Mammy and Da never wash her because the dog hates it but last night she rolled in what my Mammy thinks was a mix of "oil or petrol and horse piss" so I took one for the team.

Bonus: While Socks wasn't too happy with me last night after washing her, she was delighted to see me this morning so she must forgive me.
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Post by: nekowafer on 09 Jun 2014, 07:59
Yay clean doggy!

Elinore has mostly figured out where the litter box is. Success!
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Post by: Welu on 09 Jun 2014, 08:05
Yay! Appropriate pooping locations!
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Post by: Masterpiece on 09 Jun 2014, 08:10
How is she getting along with the princes?
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Post by: nekowafer on 09 Jun 2014, 08:25
Yuki doesn't know what to make of her. Percy hisses at her. But she's only been with me a couple days, so they haven't spent much time together. Percy did lick her head once, so I'm hoping he's warming up to her.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Jun 2014, 09:18
Or checking how she tastes.
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Post by: nekowafer on 09 Jun 2014, 10:01
I used to have a dog who liked to taste kittens. He didn't want to hurt them, or bite them. Just lick and slobber on them.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Jun 2014, 10:04
Percy meanwhile has been stealing bottles of spices from the kitchen...
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Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Jun 2014, 11:10
My cat Sophie once brought a frog in from the pond. She didn't want to hurt it, she just wanted to mother it. The frog didn't like that very much. The dog realised that the frog was in distress and stood guard over it until we'd managed to rescue it.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Jun 2014, 11:18
Poor frog, not very well equipped a creature to be a kitten surrogate to a house cat.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Jun 2014, 11:33
In fairness to Sophie, she did attempt to become a suitable parent to the frog by leaping into the pond, but then suddenly realised she couldn't swim and panicked. And then had to undergo the humiliation of a bath. She was not the brightest sandwich in the knife box.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Jun 2014, 11:36
Why would you keep sandwiches in a box for knives? I realize you could just be illustrating how derpy this cat was, but this could also be some charming Britishism that didn't make it across the pond.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Jun 2014, 11:54
Haha I was mixing my metaphors - she wasn't the brightest bulb in the box. She was one sandwich short of a picnic. She wasn't the sharpest knife in the knife box.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 09 Jun 2014, 12:17
I find it worrying that you apparently have a knife box. Even I don't have a box of them!
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Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Jun 2014, 13:09
Actually at the moment it's more of a knife bag - I haven't bought a cutlery divider yet. But I do have a fair number of knives of different sizes.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Jun 2014, 13:58
Maybe box = drawer? I dunno.
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Post by: Welu on 14 Jun 2014, 14:00
Oops, I was looking on a localish animal shelter and I have fallen in love with this dog. (http://www.assisi-ni.org/dogs/rufus/) There's no way I'd be able to give him a home but I've bookmarked the page anyway just to torture myself.
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Post by: Welu on 15 Jun 2014, 08:00
I sent a message to some people looking to rehome their guinea pigs, which is why I was on shelter sites yesterday, and I'm so excited! I might have small furries soon!
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Post by: doombilly on 15 Jun 2014, 15:36
Name: Mingus.
Sex: Male
Breed: OE Mastiff
Age: 3 months almost
Much paws
http://pic.twitter.com/5YwSEbQhAc
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Jun 2014, 16:25
I sent a message to some people looking to rehome their guinea pigs, which is why I was on shelter sites yesterday, and I'm so excited! I might have small furries soon!
I was thinking of getting a guinea pig once Sarah and I have our apartment. How much attention do they require? (I'd be glad to give them all the attention they need when I'm home, but I'll probably be out and at work a lot)
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Post by: Welu on 15 Jun 2014, 16:41
I'm not great to ask because this will be my first time owning them (if the people respond). From what I've read and heard from others, they function better in pairs because they are quite social but maintenance like cleaning seems handy enough to me. I got a lot of good information from here. (http://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/rodents/guineapigs)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jun 2014, 17:33
Long time cavie owner here! Guinea pigs are VERY social animals who are extremely friendly and talkative with their owners, they take a gentle and calm hand like most rodents and some first time owners can be put off by how skittish they seem, once your guineas get to know you, and you take the time to socialize them with people, they'll come right to you quite happily.

Some critical points:
Bedding and cage changing: Ensure you get good quality bedding for your guineas, the thicker stuff is what mine liked and it was more handy for cleaning as well. Make sure the bedding your getting hasn't been treated with any form of chemicals like "fresh scent" type stuff for cat litter. It can be very detrimental to ANY rodent's health. Your guinea pigs cages NEED to be changed once a week.
Social: As mentioned above and correctly noted by Welu guinea pigs function best in pairs or more. Make sure you have only girls or only boys unless you want lil'uns. Unlike say ferrets guineas do not need the same high level of interaction, some strokes and pets and a treat or two while topping off their water, food and hay for the day is fine, but more is usually welcome as well. This is especially true if you have multiple guinea pigs. If you have only one, you will need to ensure it gets regular, detailed attention every day. Considering how cheap cavies are ($20 at my local pet store) it's worth it for the happiness of your animals to go ahead and pick up a second or third)
Chewing: Guineas, like most rodents have those big ol'teeth and need the opportunity to chew on things to stay healthy. Salt chews are sometimes recommended but we found that these chew sticks that look like great big fruit and nut bars that clip to the side of the cage are best.
Chow: Good quality guinea feed is important, if possible get feed specifically formulated for guinea pigs, a mix of pellets and seeds. This should be supplemented by hay, and vitamin C yoghurt drop treats which should be available at your local pet store.
A retreat: Like most animals guinea pigs need a place they can retreat to within their enclosure, a little plastic hutch does the trick usually. If they retreat don't pull them out. Let them come to you.
Talking: Guinea pigs talk, a lot. At all hours of the night and day. (Guinea pigs can be active for up to 20 hours a day.) They are very communicative and expressive about their likes and dislikes and as you get experienced you'll find they do actually "talk" to you. Including greeting their favored person when they come into the room. (My guinea pigs made different noises when I came into the room or when my mom did compared to everyone else)
It's definitely something to consider, especially if you're going to be living in an apartment.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Jun 2014, 17:35
(Re: that video) EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :wow:
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Post by: Lines on 15 Jun 2014, 19:37
I love the chortle-purr!!!! Definitely my favorite sound.

So when I was in SLC, my coteacher told me that Maisy (the class guinea pig) was quiet and pretty much depressed when I was gone. I think I know who her favorite person is. <3 But now I'm gone for two weeks and I think I feel more sad for the class guinea pig than I do for my cat. (I think part of that is because I primarily take care of her and I'm the only one who can whistle like a guinea pig back to her.) But she's got all of the kids and then some, because kids from other classes like visiting her!

Also she is OBSESSED with apples. Like...she knows the sound of cutting up an apple and she will not stop squeaking until I give her a slice. Also I think she's starting to learn the word apple, because she will squeak a couple times if she hears the word. She takes an apple slice, dashes into her house, and then a little while later you hear her purring. SO CUTE.


Serious question though - can people be allergic to guinea pigs? The last couple times I've picked her up, I've gotten a few small hives. I don't know if it's her or if it's her hay being on her feet/fur. I plan on asking a doctor, but I just wondered if anyone has heard of that being an allergy before.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Jun 2014, 19:39
Are you allergic to any other animals?
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Post by: Lines on 15 Jun 2014, 20:36
Nope. Not that I know of anyways.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 15 Jun 2014, 21:50
 theoretically you can be allergic to any variety of animal based on a variety of factors ranging from dander and oil on the skin and other chemical reactions. However, I would guess you're having a reaction to the guinea pigs hay

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Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Jun 2014, 23:56
My friend found she was allergic to mice - which is how I ended up with a pet mouse! But actually she might indeed have been allergic to what was in the cage, she never got a test or anything.
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Post by: Lines on 16 Jun 2014, 04:06
I always use a glove when I feed her and luckily if I get hives, they go away within an hour or faster if I use cortisone.

Also I might see if I can get her an outdoor pen so we can take her outside on the playground and let her play in the grass.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Jun 2014, 04:26
A little metal cage top is very serviceable for that. You can also find guinea pig size hamster balls.
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Post by: Welu on 16 Jun 2014, 04:38
I've read balls aren't good for guinea pigs because their spines aren't built to curve the same way as hamsters, even if they're in a bigger ball.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Jun 2014, 04:46
I've never considered that... maybe? I know wheels aren't good for them.
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Post by: Welu on 16 Jun 2014, 05:02
When I've searched something along the lines of "guinea pig balls" (hurr) a lot of anecdotal forum posts come up recommending against it. So I don't know but I guess it's better not to risk their health.  Before I was planning on getting the balls but I'm going to make a play space on the floor for them instead.
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Post by: Lines on 16 Jun 2014, 06:03
A former coworker brought in a hamster ball for Maisy when she was still itty bitty and she did not like it.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 16 Jun 2014, 07:28
Yeah, balls are a big no-no. Piggers can get pretty badly injured. :-(


GM posted a lot of great info! Just have a few things to add-

Hay is very important to have- it's food as well as entertainment! When we drop hay into Rocko's cage, he dive bombs into it. Alfalfa and timothy are good. Hay can get expensive, but if you have a farm anywhere nearby, they should be able to sell you some for pretty cheap. We managed to snag a half bale of alfalfa hay for about $5. Your pigger should have access to hay, pellets and water all day, every day. Rocko is temperamental about his yogurt drops, so I make sure I get pellets that have vitamin C added.

A great way to make sure they give those chompers a workout is to get timothy cubes. They take plain ol' timothy hay and compress it into blocks. It's also delicious (so I've heard). Toilet paper or paper towel tubes are fun toys too, just make sure they don't have any adhesive on them.

Clipping their nails is VERY important. Because of the way they grow, when nails aren't cut regularly they can curl inward and hurt your little dudes paws. It's tough at first but gets easier as you get used to it. Definitely a two person job! We use this (http://www.amazon.com/Super-Pet-Animal-Pro-Nail-Trimmer/dp/B000HHJH82) and it is amazing.

www.guinealynx.info and http://www.guineapigcages.com are two really great resources. I like the C&C (cubes & coroplast) cage tutorials and this really great food chart (http://www.guineapigcages.com/food/Veggie-and-Fruit-Charts.pdf) from Guinea Pig Cages. Any cage you buy in a store is more than likely going to be too small for a pig. We still have our first cage but use it primarily for outdoor time. We made a C&C cage that it about 2'x4' and it's awesome. Now that we're down to one pig, it's a castle. The food chart on that site is excellent. I've had my pigger for quite some time now and I still reference that chart regularly. He loves green and red leaf lettuce (not a fan of romaine) and cucumbers are his favorite veggie. He LOVES seedless grapes too. I cut a few in half and he gets so excited when he sees them! You'll discover what's best for your pig (and your budget) over time. Rocko is a big fan of fresh parsley and cilantro. Unfortunately, For the cost of 3 servings of cilantro, I can get him lettuce for the whole week. Cilantro is a treat now.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Jun 2014, 07:50
Treat food and varied food is important I find just for overall pig happiness. My guys all liked carrots quite a lot and extra fresh veg supplements their diets nicely as well as being more engaging and varied for them.
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Post by: Lines on 16 Jun 2014, 07:58
Mine seems to really like apples and likes sugar snap peas and pears. She doesn't seem to care too much for carrots, dunno why.

lepetit, that cage website is awesome. I think I may invest in one of the small cages with a loft, as the cage I have is kind of too small now. I think she'd like the loft as I got a house she could climb on and she sits on top of it a lot. Also maybe it'd be a better place for food...hmm...
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 16 Jun 2014, 08:23
There are some people that go all out and have cages so big that they basically take up a whole room!! Google C&C Cages- it's amazing what people have done!

It's definitely a project, but assuming you can find coroplast, they're great! We reinforced our cube panels with zip ties.
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Post by: Welu on 16 Jun 2014, 08:48
Thanks for all the advice, people!
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Post by: Papersatan on 16 Jun 2014, 13:20
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-574vKgM75Qg/U59RaxVpgUI/AAAAAAAAHy4/sB8WHWSSzBM/w292-h519-no/Screenshot_2014-06-16-14-16-53.png)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Jun 2014, 14:21
Macka wins. Flawless victory.
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Post by: nekowafer on 16 Jun 2014, 17:38
Yeah my cats have already destroyed the only horizontal window blinds in the house.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 19 Jun 2014, 11:20
http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/jumbo_3_65kg_bunny_from_rainham_joins_pet_bootcamp_to_battle_the_bulge_1_3638318

Crikey. That's a lot of bunny.
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Post by: Welu on 19 Jun 2014, 14:21
The person I contacted about buying their guinea pigs didn't get back to me and when I checked the ad again, it was deleted. :( I've tried shelters but no joy, they currently only have two to be re-homed and they're ones they're actually trying to separate because they don't get along. Guess I'll go the pet store route, since from what I've researched the local one seems to be cool and doesn't run like a mill which was my main worry.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Jun 2014, 03:59
http://www.break.com/video/cat-welcomes-soldier-home-2626392
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Jun 2014, 20:36
Anne Wheaton tweeted a picture of an adorable Pitbull/Hound mix. I responded with this because I'm awful.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bqn8OA3IAAA2nKv.jpg:large)
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Post by: Masterpiece on 22 Jun 2014, 19:12
(http://d3dsacqprgcsqh.cloudfront.net/photo/arp7LOp_460sa_v1.gif)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jul 2014, 19:47

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :wow:
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Post by: Masterpiece on 02 Jul 2014, 01:25
The joke is that the dog probably thought that his owner was upset, which is why he was trying to calm him down at the end.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Jul 2014, 04:05
Is it? I thought the dog was just sick of the pee jokes :roll:
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Post by: Welu on 02 Jul 2014, 09:56
So cute!!
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Post by: Noxx on 03 Jul 2014, 08:58
Frank the Derp
(https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/223833_396236577078478_896211739_n.jpg)

Gravity is a harsh mistress.
(https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10258752_671402116228588_6979414943343961909_n.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Jul 2014, 14:25
"Why is the human not rubbing my belly?"
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Post by: Masterpiece on 10 Jul 2014, 02:59
Any new kitten pictures, Neko?
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Post by: nekowafer on 10 Jul 2014, 04:04
I keep forgetting that you're not on my facebook to see all the pics I post there.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/10/u7ahe2e9.jpg)

Car kitten!

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/10/ygudajar.jpg)

She fell asleep in my arms while playing with my hand.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/10/egusedaj.jpg)

Percy and Elinore are sort of getting along!
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Post by: idontunderstand on 16 Jul 2014, 03:20
How to amuse two lazy indoor cats! Advice! (get down!)
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Post by: hedgie on 16 Jul 2014, 04:24
Laser pointers tend to work pretty well.  Well, those and catnip.  Stoner kitties are rather easily amused:
http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=538
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Post by: Masterpiece on 16 Jul 2014, 05:53
I'd be afraid of blinding my cats with those.
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Post by: hedgie on 16 Jul 2014, 06:17
Don't shine the things in their eyes.  They *do* love chasing the little dot on the floor, though.  The main thing to remember is after a good laser play session, one should introduce a toy they can actually catch and maul, so that their kitteh brain gets the needed release of a successful "hunt".
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Post by: idontunderstand on 16 Jul 2014, 10:08
Re: laser pointers. There are pointers which are approved for that specific purpose (that won't hurt their eyes). Not sure if that's a swedish brand or something but we have one. Only one of the cats like it though (we have two). The other prefers playing with string. Also, catnip just makes them obsessed and lazy, I'm actually more like trying to activate them.

I was thinking maybe if anyone has any ideas for games? DIY ideas?
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Post by: Masterpiece on 16 Jul 2014, 10:13
My cat wouldn't care for catnip at all. There's junkies and there's the unfazed.
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Post by: nekowafer on 16 Jul 2014, 11:32
I usually just play with my cats by tossing toys to/at them, and then grabbing them and tickling their tummies. And then they eat my hand. Or I move a hand or foot around under the blankets, and they chase.
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Post by: Welu on 16 Jul 2014, 12:21
I'm getting guinea pigs tomorrow!!
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 16 Jul 2014, 12:26
One of my cats goes nuts over pencils, of all things. Sticks, pens, rulers, whatever have no effect, but a pencil (has to be yellow and black striped) sends them wild.

The other one just lies on the back of the sofa and headbutts people.
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Post by: Noxx on 16 Jul 2014, 12:41
(https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/380056_432741896761279_397979899_n.jpg)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Jul 2014, 12:56
Cat game my friend proposed: Build an arena (cat scale) with obstacles and paths suitable for cats and mice. There's a mouse scale exit somewhere in the arena with some cheese. Mice that make the exit shall be well fed for the rest of their tiny little lives. The cats will be entertained either way.

(http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/happy-hunger-games-and-may-the-odds-be-ever-in-your-favour-1.png)

That said I know it's better for some predatory animals to have live prey, for the mental state and what have you. I wonder if any one's studied the benefits of a live diet on house cats?
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Post by: idontunderstand on 17 Jul 2014, 12:27
Thanks for the suggestions, people.

I could never feed them live things. Once upon a time I will move into a house and then they can deal with that stuff outside. I bring spiders and bugs outside instead of killing them. Though the idea is pretty amazing and would without doubt be good for them, let alone for keeping them entertained. I worry that they just sleep and sleep and sleep. One of the cats is very tall and built and I worry that she will get stiff. She already has trouble jumping onto things a cat her age should have no problem with.

I made a ball out of tin foil that they're chasing around right now. It's fun and they also run into each other for extra hilarity.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 17 Jul 2014, 16:30

SO CUTE I WANT ONE
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Post by: Lines on 19 Jul 2014, 14:28
So we stopped by a pet store today to get something for the kitty and the store was having a guinea pig sale. There were guinea pigs everywhere. One of them had a BABY. OH MY GLOB BABY GUINEA PIGS ARE SO CUUUUUUUUUTE! It had to have been only about 3-4 inches long and it's head was about as big as its body and it was so tiny and cuuuuute. I wish I'd gotten a picture, but I'd left my phone at home.

Also we played with a husky puppy because puppies.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Jul 2014, 05:09
Also because husky. Huskies are awesome.
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Post by: Welu on 20 Jul 2014, 12:01
Guinea pigs!!

(https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/p600x600/10463889_10204220110045756_7863741328180673519_n.jpg)

They're brothers!!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/p600x600/10540377_10204220110085757_5769447161383149095_n.jpg)
This is Eddie!! He's very curious!!

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/p600x600/10489623_10204224381312535_2236186402825879690_n.jpg)
This is Richie!! He's very timid!!

People who have me on Facebook know this already but I've only got to post here now because I've either been at work or playing with them.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Jul 2014, 13:26
Oh my! I wanna snuggle'em! So cute!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Jul 2014, 18:00
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Jul 2014, 23:07
Now THIS is a pet I want.

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Post by: Mlle Germain on 21 Jul 2014, 04:24
Guinea pigs!!

This is Eddie!! He's very curious!!
Ohhh, I love guinea pigs! And Eddie looks so much like my last guinea pig, Black Beauty (who was a girl). Same shape of the head and body and same colour. 
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Post by: idontunderstand on 21 Jul 2014, 08:16
I've seriously started thinking about buying a house (with a garden!) because my cats have been looking so bored and tired lately.
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Post by: TRVA123 on 22 Jul 2014, 07:46
I let my cat go on our apartment baclony. there is nothing to do out there, he could fall off at any second, and the birds perch just out of reach and harass him.

He loves it.
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Post by: idontunderstand on 22 Jul 2014, 08:29
A balcony I have none.  :-(
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Post by: Noxx on 25 Jul 2014, 10:19
Franks skeleton is 80% rubber
(https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10448205_708942055807927_667637879572667730_n.jpg)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Jul 2014, 10:23
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10551049_10152654806210815_1036029955395348939_n.jpg?oh=24652e2e1a5cc1c3660191099675aa38&oe=545785BD&__gda__=1413285080_2b03a9b3c18d79801a5904f8571739c8)

Bailey doesn't like posing for pictures.
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Post by: Noxx on 25 Jul 2014, 10:32
Our girl Rose has a thing with the camera as well. She always sticks her nose under something when you try to photograph her.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Jul 2014, 17:07
http://www.cracked.com/article_21321_5-animals-that-are-clearly-keeping-other-animals-as-pets.html?wa_user1=3&wa_user2=Science&wa_user3=article&wa_user4=feature_module

Humans are not the only animals that love their pets
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 26 Jul 2014, 14:48
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Post by: Grognard on 26 Jul 2014, 16:40
This is my Butterscotch.  I heard him snoring outside, which prompted me to get the camera.
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This is my Ashes.  He has never liked having his picture taken.
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and Butterscotch again.  This is his "but this is MY car" pose.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 29 Jul 2014, 10:58
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/30/a8yme2yv.jpg)
Patrick found a stick
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Post by: Welu on 29 Jul 2014, 11:14
D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!
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Post by: ChaoSera on 29 Jul 2014, 11:20
Gas grills are abominations of technology!
The dog is awesome, though.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 29 Jul 2014, 19:46
What's wrong with gas grills?
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Post by: ChaoSera on 30 Jul 2014, 03:01
Grilling with gas is just wrong. Use wood or charcoal, it will taste so much better.
Although I have to admit, using gas is still better than an electric grill.
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Post by: Metope on 01 Aug 2014, 07:32
Here's lil' Mack! He's adorable and cuddly and not afraid of anything! The most social and least skittish cat I've ever met, I love him already.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/01/utygagu3.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/01/ru6uzunu.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/01/9ura7e7u.jpg)
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Post by: nekowafer on 01 Aug 2014, 08:13
soooooo cuuuuuuuute
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Post by: Papersatan on 01 Aug 2014, 08:36
Grilling with gas is just wrong. Use wood or charcoal, it will taste so much better.
Although I have to admit, using gas is still better than an electric grill.

Quote from: Hank Hill
Ya want to taste the meat, not the heat.
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Post by: ChaoSera on 01 Aug 2014, 09:52
Grilling with gas is just wrong. Use wood or charcoal, it will taste so much better.
Although I have to admit, using gas is still better than an electric grill.

Quote from: Hank Hill
Ya want to taste the meat, not the heat.
It's not about the heat. Especially when grilling with wood, it's about the smoke adding flavor.
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Post by: Metope on 01 Aug 2014, 11:01
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/02/4y6ejupy.jpg)

He really likes to sit and sleep/cuddle like this. Brb I'm going to OD on cuteness here
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 01 Aug 2014, 12:13
*Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*
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Post by: Lines on 01 Aug 2014, 16:47
GINGER KITTEN! Be still my heart... (My first kitty was a ginger, I still have a soft spot for them.)
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Post by: Orkboy on 01 Aug 2014, 22:58
My girlfriend has rabbits, but only one sits still long enough to photograph. 

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Post by: Barmymoo on 02 Aug 2014, 05:43
A kitty and a rabbit! :D

Kris, is this a Norway kitty or a Seattle kitty? (I am gauging the likelihood of being able to pet it in the next couple of years.)
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Post by: Noxx on 02 Aug 2014, 18:00
That is how the Frank and Rose do. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/u2u2azy7.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Aug 2014, 21:47
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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Post by: Metope on 03 Aug 2014, 05:30
May, it's a Norway kitty! You will definitely get to pet him!
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Post by: Welu on 03 Aug 2014, 13:25
Guinea pig popcorning is so cute!!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Aug 2014, 19:10
Is it on a piano?
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Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Aug 2014, 21:27
Hah.

For the unknown it's a cute lil'hop thing cavvies do.


It's an indiciator of a happy cavvie, and is comparable to the glorious weasel war dance observed in fur snakes.

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Post by: Lines on 04 Aug 2014, 04:48
Maisy likes to popcorn while she's under her house. Now, I think it's funny and the kids think it's funny, but Friday she was doing it during nap time. And she was getting very loud because the house was bumping against the cage and she was squeaking up a storm and obviously having a very good time. But I had 9 sleeping toddlers. So I had to take her house out of her cage so I didn't feel the wrath of crying, half asleep children. I felt bad.

Until she started running around in circles and squeaking up a storm and obviously still having a very good time. Silly guinea pig.
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Post by: nekowafer on 04 Aug 2014, 07:09
Weasel war dancing is the best!! You know your new baby is happy the first time they really let loose and dance all over the place.
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Post by: Metope on 04 Aug 2014, 15:05
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/05/eve8u9at.jpg)

I'm becoming increasingly sure that lil' Mack is the best little kitty in the world.
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Post by: Welu on 04 Aug 2014, 16:05
Such a lovely photo!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 04 Aug 2014, 17:16
Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute :wow:

(Yeah, I know it's a dog but my choices were either that or an angry cat and somehow the happy dog seemed more fitting)
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Post by: Welu on 13 Aug 2014, 13:31
Paddling Pool + Blanket = Play pen.

(https://38.media.tumblr.com/23966ae605a271d7e4683bb2c7ecf36e/tumblr_na7r1x0q9B1qjk0hmo1_500.png)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Aug 2014, 17:06
I don't know exactly what animals those are but I WANNA PET THEM.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Aug 2014, 19:55
They're cavvies of course!
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Post by: hedgie on 13 Aug 2014, 20:58
They're cavvies of course!
Or cuy if you're feeling peckish.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 13 Aug 2014, 21:46
I've been thinking about it, and guinea pigs are probably one of the few animals I'd actually have an issue eating in a survival situation. Rabbits, healthy looking rats and mice, squirrels, raccoons, possums, and whatever the hell else up to killing a bear with a rock and eating it raw if I have to, but guinea pigs? Nah man.
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Post by: Welu on 14 Aug 2014, 06:12
The guinea pigs are getting a lot more sociable with me. Even the more timid one comes up to the side of the cage sometimes when I come in the room. The other follows me, as much as he can, as I walk around the room. Can't believe I've only had them for a month, feels like they've lived with me for years.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Aug 2014, 08:19
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvX8nzMIAAAwM7S.jpg)

A little blurry, but it's tough to catch a puppy midyawn! :wow:
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Post by: Welu on 16 Aug 2014, 09:11
Puppy!!
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Post by: Noxx on 18 Aug 2014, 00:09
Frank inspecting the refloored office. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/18/dc754801fff4662ca329a886345c79d1.jpg)
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Post by: ChaoSera on 18 Aug 2014, 00:48
He does not look pleased with the outcome.
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Post by: Noxx on 18 Aug 2014, 01:33

He does not look pleased with the outcome.

It's one more room in which he'll lose games of tuggin rope. Frank is a big fan of carpet traction. He was irate when we tiled the dining room.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Aug 2014, 11:11
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10349947_10152613079158326_7375497032443634877_n.jpg)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 24 Aug 2014, 10:45
So I have new roommates! No longer do I live with Bailey the Corgi, but Samwise the Quaker parrot, and Simon the Chinchilla! I'll get pictures later, in the meantime meet Lucky the coyote pup who hangs out near my buddy's billet at a training base somewhere unspecified for security reasons.

(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10516656_10203231837169283_7538263839553464666_n.jpg?oh=30af77059eabdf8dbc0d6a3dba9c8cfa&oe=546E1830)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Aug 2014, 11:43
Awwwwww!
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 24 Aug 2014, 18:11
We are trying to re-home our dog before the baby comes (:-(). Robert's friends currently have a photoshop battle going on with a picture of their friend Ray making a silly face, so I made this.
(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10599196_10152287188831463_1408519949843087127_n.jpg?oh=adae66641198e8dba401366993c38f42&oe=54610A9A) original: (https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10550841_10152263819636463_6411256523795991315_n.jpg)
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Post by: Barmymoo on 25 Aug 2014, 13:39
How come you're rehoming the dog pre-baby?
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Post by: Welu on 25 Aug 2014, 14:37
Aw, sad for doggy and you. :( Funny photo though.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 25 Aug 2014, 19:33
Because we have discovered that he has an originally-undisclosed tendency to try to eat small children. He is too big to be untrustworthy around one so small.
In fact pretty much everything his previous family told the shelter was a lie, except the fact that he drools like crazy during car rides.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Aug 2014, 19:44
How did you discover his tendency to eat children? and how strong a tendency are we talking here?
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Post by: hedgie on 25 Aug 2014, 19:55
He now knows the directions to every unused quarry within 100mi.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 25 Aug 2014, 21:06
Sounds like my kinda dog

(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10641285_10152731657865815_5570321372236177441_n.jpg?oh=41dbc2097e311b69510e1ab6fac6214f&oe=54731E2C)

Meet Simon the Chinchilla, aka Chinny, my roommate's ex's pet. Apparently he'll be staying with us for awhile. If not permanently

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10628534_10152731657915815_2812845360176008063_n.jpg)

And this is Samwise the Quaker parrot, aka a $250 meal of fried chicken if he doesn't pull his head out of his cloaca and stop being a feathery little asshole.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Aug 2014, 21:07
I WANT A CHINCHILLA
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 26 Aug 2014, 03:55
The paperwork from the shelter said he was good with kids, but we suspect it was more like, there were kids in the house who messed with him a lot. He lunged for and nipped a neighborhood kid without any warning while we were out on a walk. He also has not had any successful interactions with our niece. The first time with Angie we are not sure if it should 'count' because it was in the first week we had him, and we've since found that he will do this "I'm not trying to bite you, I just turned my head while my mouth was open and now there's a hand in it" thing sometimes. But taken altogether, and according to the trainer we took him to too, we just don't feel we can trust him enough to be around a baby. Some places we talked to were saying that he "might" be fine because he'll be a family member, but like I said he's just so big. If anything went badly it could happen fast and be really bad.

One of our high school friends is interested in adopting him, so he's going to come down and visit tomorrow. We don't want to put him back into the shelter's kennel if we can avoid it - lots of stress and chances to get sick.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 30 Aug 2014, 12:41
Kitty kitty kitty kitty KITTY kitty kitty! (http://t.co/dfSIOl0GSl)

(https://adlibgapyear.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/paige.jpg?w=840)
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Post by: Welu on 31 Aug 2014, 10:21
Such a pretty kitty!
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 31 Aug 2014, 10:54
You. Human. I require food and head-skritching.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 31 Aug 2014, 10:58
She always has food (mostly scattered around her bowl...) and has head skritching on demand :) She's such a snuggly kitty.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 31 Aug 2014, 11:09
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/cat_proximity.png)
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Post by: Noxx on 31 Aug 2014, 22:06
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/31/2f6a6d3fc4ab06792318c6a5a5552e2d.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Pilchard123 on 01 Sep 2014, 00:42
Noxx, your dog has melted.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Sep 2014, 15:51
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/cat_proximity.png)
YES YOU ARE! AND YOU'RE SITTING THERE! HI, KITTY!
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Post by: Noxx on 01 Sep 2014, 19:29

Noxx, your dog has melted.

Yeah he does that. He has problems with gravity as well.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 02 Sep 2014, 07:44
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/244/c/2/how_to_house_break_your_pup_by_humon-d7xlmd8.png)
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Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Sep 2014, 08:53
Total fail on the cat toys front. Paige is in her silly mood (she suddenly starts chasing her own tail in circles and running around, which is adorable) so I tried rolling her only cat toy, a small cat nip-filled ball with feathers sticking out, towards her. She looked at it, gave the feathers a few gentle licks, then curled up and used it as a pillow.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 03 Sep 2014, 09:14
Call that a win.

Newt's favourite toy is currently the plastic core from a bicycle cassette for kitty football and Ripley has taken to fighting Newt. Will have to treat her to some more rug monster to try and alleviate this.
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Post by: nekowafer on 03 Sep 2014, 09:18
My kitten is obsessed with tissue paper. I keep it for the ferrets, who absolutely love the crinkle noise, and love burrowing in it. But she has started tearing off pieces and chasing them everywhere. Plus, since it's tissue paper, it won't be harmful if she swallows any.

But her other favorite toys are soft mouse shaped things full of catnip. Especially if they have dangly tails.
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Post by: Welu on 03 Sep 2014, 13:01
I know I'm projecting guilt on to them but it's funny when I tell the guineas to stop chewing on something they shouldn't be chewing on and they just look at me in a kind of, "What? I was doing something? No, I wasn't." way.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 03 Sep 2014, 14:53
Patrick the dog got picked up by his new dad this afternoon. :( He's going to a friend of ours from high school so it's not like we won't be able to see him, but it's already weird having just two of us in the house.
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Post by: Lines on 03 Sep 2014, 15:10
Welu, my guinea pig chews on her cage a lot and I keep telling her to stop. The kids in my class have also picked up telling her to stop chewing on her cage. Kind of funny.

Also I've decided my guinea pig is spoiled. She squeaks at every single meal time and will not stop until I give her a fruit or veggie. Luckily I stocked up on carrots, snap peas, and celery recently, so she's getting more than just an apple here and there.

Question though - she will not chew on any of the toys I've gotten her. I've got a salt block on the side of her cage and a wooden dangly thing (she pretty much ignored the sticks that stayed on the  bottom of her cage) and she rarely chews them. Any suggestions?
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Post by: jwhouk on 03 Sep 2014, 15:14
Cheap, simple toys for kittens: shoestrings and crumpled aluminum foil balls.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Sep 2014, 01:00
I think one of the reasons Paige doesn't really play (other than the fact that she's an adult cat so just a bit more sedate) is that she's missing a front leg, so it'd be harder for her to bat at something or chase it around without toppling over. She is very agile when she wants to be and comes lolloping across the room at an impressive speed to be petted or to snuggle, but she's just not that bothered by playing so maybe it's not worth the effort.
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Post by: Lines on 04 Sep 2014, 03:18
Maybe buy her a tunnel or box thingy that is crinkly or has something interesting inside so she can roll around to play? She probably like the smell of catnip if she's lying on it, but like you said, she can't bat at it.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Sep 2014, 04:05
That's an idea, I could construct a tunnel out of the corrugated cardboard I kept in the hopes it might be a good scratch pad - she hasn't shown any signs of wanting to scratch anything and I've got a scratch post with a scratch base anyway.

She has just climbed into the cat bed I bought her, and that she'd so far totally ignored! I'm very excited because I wanted to be sure she had somewhere she felt safe and comfortable for when visitors are over. She didn't want to use it when it was at the foot of my bed but now it's next to the head of the bed it's much nicer apparently...
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 04 Sep 2014, 10:12
Of course! Having it there means that she can breathe smelly breath all over you in the morning much more easily.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 04 Sep 2014, 11:25
Oh, she doesn't sleep there at night. At night she sleeps as close to me as she physically can, usually right next to my hips.
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Post by: Welu on 04 Sep 2014, 13:25
My piggies don't seem interested in their bought toys either. They love chewing on toilets roll tubes, which I cut open so they don't get stuck in them) and brown paper bags but I have no advice if you're looking for stuff to keep their teeth down.
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Post by: nekowafer on 04 Sep 2014, 14:08
I need some cuteness. So I am posting some cute pics.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/05/ze8egehe.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/05/yne4eman.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/05/enequtam.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/05/haqety5u.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/05/e4aru9ah.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/05/2y2yvy2a.jpg)
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Post by: Metope on 04 Sep 2014, 15:26
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/15141797045_cea3c28b55_z.jpg)

Boyfriend and his kitty, Norma. I'm so lucky!
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Post by: Masterpiece on 05 Sep 2014, 09:36
Gonna post some pictures of the cats at our summer house. Forums, meet Pookie and Big Boss (or Patrón):

(http://i.imgur.com/DfxaJOP.jpg)

They're sisters:

(http://i.imgur.com/ctxHEc6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7ioigef.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/e2HyBvs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HILj9k0.jpg)

Pookie being derp.

(http://i.imgur.com/UTJhyol.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lmQEkwj.jpg)

Pookie is super preggers. We're expecting her kitten very soon.

(http://i.imgur.com/650y6qu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/P8wkkTJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yThFSeK.jpg)
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Post by: nekowafer on 05 Sep 2014, 10:14
Chubby momma kitty belly <3 <3 <3
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Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Sep 2014, 01:32
I kept some corrugated card from a parcel for Paige, hoping she might like to scratch on it instead of the carpet (I also bought her a scratching post, which she has utterly ignored). She has decided that the cardboard is a lovely place for a nap. I despair!
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Post by: hedgie on 14 Sep 2014, 02:02
cats do what they want to do, irrespective of what us humans want.  They are gods, and deserve to be treated as such.

Edit:  They have scratching things with nip involved, so the kitteh can scratch things and get high at the same time.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 14 Sep 2014, 12:48
I went to feed and water a neighbour's cat who (the cat, this is, not the neighbour) I was told was very shy around people he doesn't know. Since he doesn't know me, I was expecting to have him hide under the sofa or something. Nope. Almost as soon I walk in the door, he's on the arm of a chair, trilling at me. I bend down to tickle him behind the ears, and he jumps onto my shoulder, drapes himself around my neck and starts headbutting me and wiping his nose in my ear (ew). Shy, yes?

Oh, and he also jumps onto the counter top to try to eat the food as I tip it out of the packet into his bowl, the greedy oik.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 14 Sep 2014, 13:16
Probably lonely! Cats love company, no matter how much they pretend to disdain it. Paige is most vocal when I walk in after being out for a few hours, and all she wants is some fuss.
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Post by: nekowafer on 14 Sep 2014, 13:53
Definitely try putting some catnip on Paige's scratching post, and maybe pick her up and run her paws down it, just to show her what it is.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 15 Sep 2014, 00:57
I shall try that - but by coincidence, yesterday she suddenly started scratching the corrugated cardboard! So that is good.
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Post by: Welu on 19 Sep 2014, 13:00
The piggies have had a couple bouts of aggression towards each other in the last couple weeks. I'm worried I'll have to separate them because neutering doesn't change their behaviour but I barely had room for the first cage, nevermind a second, plus the expense of buying double the bedding and stuff for them. Each time it's been during or just after floor time and lasted over an hour. They haven't outright battled but there's a lot of chasing and squealing. One has been chattering their teeth and I've heard a few pained squeals but not seen why they've happened. When I've checked them I don't see any bite marks. I'm hoping I'm worrying too much because I know some squabbling is normal but listening to them upset stresses me out. I'm concerned that they might do each other damage.

Edit: Tonight I tried cleaning their cage after they started and that seemed to calm them down. Dunno if it's messing with the scents or distracts them or just timing coincidence but as long as they are hopefully content right now.
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Post by: Metope on 19 Sep 2014, 17:25
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10262075_10152281928331957_8844709577957841068_n.jpg?oh=6804eefce45b0940ede296d79c496172&oe=54C7C167&__gda__=1418413570_441425194f235eb8d0aeeb7accf0a4e0)

Norma is the prettiest kitty.
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Post by: hedgie on 19 Sep 2014, 20:04
So, I have no pets, but I'm getting paid to watch an 8 year old black lab.  She's cute as hell, sleeps right outside my door, but unfortunately, she isn't trustworthy enough to let off of the lead for play, and she won't walk past her people's (down the street neighbours) garden.  So I guess all I have to do is give her food, water, and take her out in her comfortable range to piss and shit.  Easiest job ever.  Maybe I should spoil her a little by going to Costco to pick up a leg of lamb and make her a special meal.  I*will* post cute critter pics, though.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Sep 2014, 08:06
Norma is a pretty kitty, but not the prettiest kitty because Paige is the prettiest kitty.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2014, 08:09
Now now, they can be tied for the prettiest kitty :parrot:
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Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Sep 2014, 08:12
NOPE you are not tying up my kitty.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2014, 08:14
Not sure if British/American English difference or you being a smartass :roll:
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Post by: hedgie on 20 Sep 2014, 08:18
At a draw would prolly work best.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Sep 2014, 08:38
No you aren't drawing my kitty either - or indeed quartering her! We are having snuggles.
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Post by: hedgie on 20 Sep 2014, 08:41
And here I thought that I liked my tripod.  You've gone steps above it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2014, 08:59
Not sure if British/American English difference or you being a smartass :roll:
Ok now I'm sure :parrot:
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Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Sep 2014, 09:09
That is a good point really. I don't think you could quarter a cat with three corners. Not that anyone is going to try.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2014, 09:17
Ha, what's with the morbid streak, May?
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Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Sep 2014, 09:28
I now understand what parents mean when they say that they are terrified for their children and have nightmares about all the things that could happen. I love this little cat so much that it sometimes physically hurts to leave her and go out, even just to the shops.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Sep 2014, 13:48
I want a kitty.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 20 Sep 2014, 13:54
WELL YOU CAN'T HAVE MINE :p
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2014, 19:43
I want a kitty.
Me too.
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Post by: hedgie on 20 Sep 2014, 19:48
Thirded.  Although the types of cats I really want are a bit out of my price range.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2014, 19:56
I can't imagine Sarah wanting a cat since her brother and mom are allergic, but I think I can live with just playing with other people's pets once we finally move in together.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 20 Sep 2014, 20:42
Thirded.  Although the types of cats I really want are a bit out of my price range.

Throw your breed on the table. I want a S1 Savannah cat.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Sep 2014, 20:53
I wonder what the biggest indoor cat breed is.
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Post by: hedgie on 20 Sep 2014, 21:04
Thirded.  Although the types of cats I really want are a bit out of my price range.

Throw your breed on the table. I want a S1 Savannah cat.
That was what I was thinking.  Either that or an ocelot hybrid, or if I was going down in price, a bengal.
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Post by: Papersatan on 20 Sep 2014, 22:47
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lh179nC02Ps/VAyLH7MnFJI/AAAAAAAAJGg/01vZUCSrgek/w400-h533-no/IMG_20140907_124228.jpg)
(Oscar being derpy)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Sep 2014, 00:00
I wonder what the biggest indoor cat breed is.

Savannah cats. For a traditional breed... Maine Coons maybe?
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Post by: Lines on 21 Sep 2014, 08:07
Maine Coons definitely. Here's a google image search. (https://www.google.com/search?q=maine+coon&es_sm=91&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=bekeVMylGMmxyAS76oCQAQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1115&bih=683) Just look at all those gloriously big kitties!
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Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Sep 2014, 09:04
I miss my Maine Coon <3
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Post by: Orkboy on 21 Sep 2014, 09:19
My buddy has a few Maine Coons.  When I go over to his place for Pathfinder games, I always end up with about 40 pounds of fluff monster sitting on my backpack. 
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Post by: Lines on 21 Sep 2014, 09:34
I always come up with names for animals in case I ever own one* and if I ever happen across a female maine coon, I am definitely naming her Large Marge. One of my mom's friends has like...7? of them now and they're pretty chill cats, especially compared to my small neurotic fluffball of a cat. But Kisa is so cute! Look at that little face!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/487065_10100828189718175_422756181_n.jpg?oh=8e147f3a870df2cc2bbe18e4845266bb&oe=54895DBD&__gda__=1418482798_2dc097febf145c367d73243d919667ca)

*My name for a daschund is Dick Johnson, Dickie for short. Because COME ON.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 21 Sep 2014, 10:09
Maine Coons are more like ultra chill dogs then cats attitude wise.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Sep 2014, 11:59
Every Maine Coon I've seen has been very much an outdoor cat. While I was in New Hampshire my neighbors had one named Moose. Awesome cat, and roamed the neighbourhood all day. But yeah, I'm wondering specifically about indoor cats. Could a Maine Coon be an indoor cat or would that be mean?
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Post by: nekowafer on 21 Sep 2014, 12:16
Oscar is so cute! And so is Linds's kitty!

Trying to get a good pic of my fat cat on his favorite new toy is not easy.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/22/badu5uby.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/22/a2uzubus.jpg)
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Post by: Barmymoo on 21 Sep 2014, 12:33
Is that a scratching sofa that is the best thing
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Sep 2014, 12:35
It looks like a fainting couch.
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Post by: nekowafer on 21 Sep 2014, 12:41
It is both! http://www.petco.com/product/124685/Planet-Petco-Cardboard-Chaise-Cat-Scratcher-with-Catnip.aspx?CoreCat=LN_CatSupplies_Scratchers
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Post by: Orkboy on 22 Sep 2014, 01:13
Every Maine Coon I've seen has been very much an outdoor cat. While I was in New Hampshire my neighbors had one named Moose. Awesome cat, and roamed the neighbourhood all day. But yeah, I'm wondering specifically about indoor cats. Could a Maine Coon be an indoor cat or would that be mean?

My buddy's Maine Coons are indoor-only, but this is largely because Texas heat and burrs are not good for a long-haired cat. 
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Sep 2014, 04:20
Oh, well that's good to hear, that they can be indoor cats. Now there's hope of getting one someday :)
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Post by: Barmymoo on 22 Sep 2014, 05:50
Hehe a feather just drifted into the flat through the skylight and Paige pounced on it and ate it. Yesterday she was stalking a ball of my loose hair that I'd just taken out of my hairbrush. I'm not sure she'd be great at hunting live prey though... thankfully!
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Post by: GarandMarine on 22 Sep 2014, 06:19
Every Maine Coon I've seen has been very much an outdoor cat. While I was in New Hampshire my neighbors had one named Moose. Awesome cat, and roamed the neighbourhood all day. But yeah, I'm wondering specifically about indoor cats. Could a Maine Coon be an indoor cat or would that be mean?

I know plenty of Maine Coons who were indoor cats.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Sep 2014, 15:18
Yay :)
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Post by: Lines on 22 Sep 2014, 19:01
Think of Maine Coons as dogs you don't have to take on walks or take outside. Which kind of defeats the purpose of having a dog, but that's really the only way I can describe what it's like being around them. Very fluffy indoor only dogs that happen to be cats.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Sep 2014, 19:17
Sounds perfect!
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Post by: jwhouk on 23 Sep 2014, 05:39
No thanks, don't want the tons of extra hair on everything in my home.
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Post by: Lines on 23 Sep 2014, 11:21
Why not?! You could make more cats out of all the shedded fluff!
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Post by: hedgie on 23 Sep 2014, 12:22
Then it sounds like you're going to rapidly approach tribble levels of cats.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 23 Sep 2014, 14:06
Had to take Newt to the vet today. She's been getting weak and trembling a lot. They don't think its an infection so it could be some kind of toxin. Getting paranoid that someone has tried to poison my cat.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 25 Sep 2014, 04:23
TSK, that's awful. I really hope it is something curable and non-malicious. It is so horrible to think that people might want to deliberately harm a cat :(

Paige and I are having snuggles and I am reluctant to leave her. I could just work from home - I was meant to be going to the library - but my friend was expecting me to join her. But kitty cuddles.
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Post by: pwhodges on 25 Sep 2014, 05:08
I had a cat with symptoms similar to that once; also a reddening of visible skin, such as inside the ears.  He recovered over about a week.  The vet attributed it to chewing some unidentified toxic plant, or just possibly eating the corpse of a poisoned mouse or rat.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 25 Sep 2014, 05:14
Blood tests were negative which point to something toxic. We're keeping her in for a while while the diagnosis is ongoing. Could be a lot of things like licking rat poison, lily pollen, close contact with a recently flea treated dog, etc...

Supposed to be trying rectally administered Diazepam which proved elusive last night. Trying again this evening.

She doesn't seem too unhappy and is still being playful which is a good thing. Occaisionally she'll tremble while lying down and looks a bit distressed though. I guess it'll get to her a bit.
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Post by: Lines on 25 Sep 2014, 06:30
Aw, poor kitty! I hope she recovers quickly. :-(
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Post by: Barmymoo on 28 Sep 2014, 02:20
My stepdad and mum's dog Midge is almost certainly dying :(
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 28 Sep 2014, 11:53
Newt seems to be getting better. Her strength has returned and the trembling has receded. Probably not going to be tip top a while but well enough to be allowed back outside.

Alas my in-laws have had to put their dog down. He was old, quite weak and had developed a rapidly metastasising tumour. If I'm brutally hones I think he had declined past a reasonable quality of life some time ago but these decisions are never easy.
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Post by: Lines on 01 Oct 2014, 18:39
My kitty is sick and is staying overnight at the vet.  :-(  All we know right now is that she's got something going on with her liver that was either caused by her not eating OR she's not eating because of her liver problems. I'll find out more tomorrow. Considering her brother was out down last year because of feline leukemia (she's always tested negative for it), I'm a bit worried.
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Post by: Metope on 01 Oct 2014, 18:41
Aww Linds that's awful :( Fingers crossed she'll make a quick recovery!
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Post by: Metope on 01 Oct 2014, 18:53
Aww Linds that's awful :( Fingers crossed she'll make a quick recovery!

And May, was that the dog Jens met? I remember him saying he really liked your family's dog, and he never likes any dog ever so it must be a special one. I'm sorry to hear he's not doing well, hugs!
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Post by: Grognard on 01 Oct 2014, 21:19
woke up the morning with the fat cat's ass on my head, and the black cat nestled firmly between my shoulder blades.

... still haven't decided if they were actually trying to suffocate me in my sleep??
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Post by: Metope on 02 Oct 2014, 00:47
I've got a new breakfast companion.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10678688_10152302147961957_4976656284467386176_n.jpg?oh=15e1475575e67a02aab6459449d16e86&oe=54B502F5&__gda__=1422188432_f7d4574c1c21f88d47e7ba2579b33db9)

(and yes, he stole the ham)
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Post by: Barmymoo on 02 Oct 2014, 01:11
And May, was that the dog Jens met? I remember him saying he really liked your family's dog, and he never likes any dog ever so it must be a special one. I'm sorry to hear he's not doing well, hugs!

No, Jens met my dad's dog who is still fine thankfully. Midge was my stepdad's dog and he died peacefully on Monday. I have not quite processed that yet, because I'm not there so in my head he's still fine, just at my mum and stepdad's house. It'll probably sink in when I visit next weekend.
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Post by: Metope on 02 Oct 2014, 01:27
Aww sad, I'm sorry :( Yeah I know what that's like, I was in Glasgow when Sofus died and it didn't really sink in until I came home, months later. I hope your stepdad and mom are doing okay.
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Post by: Lines on 02 Oct 2014, 20:11
Aww Linds that's awful :( Fingers crossed she'll make a quick recovery!

Thanks. Turns out it is just her liver, not because of feline leukemia or anything, so we've got meds for her and special food. Downside is we have to force feed her until she decides to eat on her own again. Which could be soon or it could take months... But eventually she will be ok.
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Post by: ankhtahr on 02 Oct 2014, 20:25
Aww Linds that's awful :( Fingers crossed she'll make a quick recovery!

Thanks. Turns out it is just her liver, not because of feline leukemia or anything, so we've got meds for her and special food. Downside is we have to force feed her until she decides to eat on her own again. Which could be soon or it could take months... But eventually she will be ok.

Yay healthy cat! Pet her for me then!
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Post by: hedgie on 02 Oct 2014, 21:53

Thanks. Turns out it is just her liver, not because of feline leukemia or anything, so we've got meds for her and special food. Downside is we have to force feed her until she decides to eat on her own again. Which could be soon or it could take months... But eventually she will be ok.
Force feeding a cat does *not* sound like the sort of activity that one should participate in if they want to keep their appendages intact.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 03 Oct 2014, 01:50
I'd be happy to sacrifice at least a couple of appendages in exchange for keeping my kitty healthy.
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Post by: Lines on 03 Oct 2014, 06:13
Ditto. Also she's handling it surprisingly well. My husband holds her while I inject food in her mouth. I go slowly and give her time and if she squirms, we put her down. I get off early today, so I'll see how she does with just one person. Luckily she's small, so she easy to hold.
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Post by: nekowafer on 03 Oct 2014, 09:24
I've force-fed many a ferret, and they're much smaller. It is definitely not fun. Can you find something tasty to add to the food? Gravy maybe?
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Post by: Lines on 03 Oct 2014, 10:34
She seems to like it... She just doesn't want to eat. I don't know why. One of the meds she's getting is an antidepressant along with an appetite stimulant. Hopefully those help. We couldn't get them until today, so we'll see later.
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Post by: nekowafer on 03 Oct 2014, 11:01
Poor baby. Sometimes if you make it extra interesting or smelly (like if you warm it up beforehand), she will be more interested in taking it when you feed her. I've had plenty of ferrets that wouldn't eat on their own, but would happily take it from a syringe. Which is very much preferred over force-feeding! Then you can try switching to having a bowl on your lap, feeding a little with a syringe, then letting her eat out of the bowl.
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Post by: nekowafer on 04 Oct 2014, 21:27
Kitten playing with water!

http://instagram.com/p/twUJJDKoJf/
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Post by: Welu on 05 Oct 2014, 08:43
DOGGY

(https://33.media.tumblr.com/93a7088007591f754a9318189676d29f/tumblr_nczacfFVwU1qjk0hmo1_500.jpg)
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 05 Oct 2014, 09:54
It is an arf! A black and white arf!
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 05 Oct 2014, 12:07
This is Newt back to usual health and choosing to eat biscuits instead of meat.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzNA24sIIAMdLc8.jpg:large)
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Post by: Welu on 05 Oct 2014, 13:26
Yay fit healthy kitty!

I'll post more about doggy when at a computer.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Oct 2014, 16:15
WELU YOUR DOG IS SO CUTE YAY :wow:

ALSO HELLO NEWT
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Post by: Lines on 05 Oct 2014, 16:57
Kitteh. Doggeh. I wants to pets.
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Post by: Welu on 06 Oct 2014, 07:50
(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10639664_10204783945781297_44415931972233226_n.jpg?oh=f8fbb6e4d167fe7f63dfb66fe8b80965&oe=54CC976C)

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10351261_10204783946221308_7585316911927228565_n.jpg?oh=58f567ea6d68729cddfe5d4a62a01c14&oe=54CB500E)

Partner and I got a doggy! We named her Pixie! She's sixteen months and so affectionate. She's never been in a house before (was in training to be a gun dog but she was "too soft" in owner's words) so she's very nervous but she's quickly getting used to the place. She's struggling with the wooden floors but loving the carpeted ones. Had a very smooth first night with her and even took her on the lead twice for short walks to get her used to the area. She's even getting along great with the guinea pigs, in that they've noticed each other but are ignoring each other.

I'm so happy. :)
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Post by: nekowafer on 06 Oct 2014, 08:08
YAY DOGGY!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Oct 2014, 08:11
YAY DOGGY! :wow:
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Post by: hedgie on 06 Oct 2014, 08:48
Kitteh. Doggeh. I wants to pets.
Me too, but current living conditions aside, I don't do good with pets.  Even my last fish died within two weeks of some obscure fish disease.  One day he's swimming happily and making a bubble nest, next day he's a cotton ball with fins on, floating on the surface.  The closest thing to a "pet" that I've had actually last was an orchid that I rescued.

That said, I wants a kitteh.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 06 Oct 2014, 10:20
Fish are mysterious, unfathomable creatures with no effective way of communicating their needs. Cats are a lot easier - they tell you, loudly, when something is up.
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Post by: nekowafer on 06 Oct 2014, 11:59
I made "duck soup" for my ferrets last night. Eleven cans of special cat food, eleven jars of all meat baby food, and a bunch of powdered whole eggs, shells and all. All of my furry children go nuts for this stuff. But the cats only get it as a rare treat - my two older boys are overweight, so they generally only get their dry food, plus some Greenies for teeth care. But I had to open eleven cans of cat food, so my cats went nuts. Percy would not shut up.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Oct 2014, 12:01
I've seen the movie (albeit a decade or so ago) but I don't get how that's "duck soup".
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Post by: nekowafer on 06 Oct 2014, 12:04
According to the internet, its name comes from the first ferret that was fed such a mixture, her name was Lucky Duck. There is no duck involved in any of the ferret duck soup recipes.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Oct 2014, 16:16
Cats are a lot easier - they tell you, loudly, when something is up.

I would say they're usually easier. Sometimes they are downright passive aggressive and don't tell you shit and it takes a couple weeks for you to notice that something is up. Also when they're really sick, they don't tell you, they just hide.

I'm kind of mad at my cat. We're pretty sure she just decided to stop eating because she didn't like some backup food that my bff gave her when we went out of town last month. Which is why she now has liver problems and we have to force feed her, which all parties involved hate.

However, our other cat is very keen on telling us whenever he wants something. Very loudly. He can and will find that spot where he can echo as loudly as he can.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 06 Oct 2014, 17:48
Fish are mysterious, unfathomable creatures with no effective way of communicating their needs. Cats are a lot easier - they tell you, loudly, when something is up.
Except, of course, when they're dying and ACTUALLY NEED YOUR FUCKING HELP.

:(
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Oct 2014, 17:50
:(
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Post by: hedgie on 06 Oct 2014, 17:55
Fish are mysterious, unfathomable creatures with no effective way of communicating their needs. Cats are a lot easier - they tell you, loudly, when something is up.
Except, of course, when they're dying and ACTUALLY NEED YOUR FUCKING HELP.

:(
Cats do seem to want to die alone.  I've known a few people who have had elderly cats up and vanish one day.  Sometimes they're found in the next couple days dead (apparently from natural causes) hidden in a shed, or in some obscure corner of the garden.  Sometimes they just are gone.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 06 Oct 2014, 18:03
I know what fish need at all times....







Breading, lemon and a little tartar sauce.
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Post by: Papersatan on 06 Oct 2014, 18:06
but some do not.

(Edit: cats being alone, not fish and breading)

warning sad story:
(click to show/hide)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 06 Oct 2014, 18:10
 :'(
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Post by: ChaoSera on 07 Oct 2014, 00:53
That is really sad, Kat.

But there are also happier occasions where cats do want the company of their humans (or at least some do). When my cat was pregnant a couple of years ago we built her kind of a nest to use as a place to give birth. It was placed in the hallway because there was no space elsewhere. One evening me and my roommate where watching a movie and the cat constantly came up to us, meowed and went away again. We ignored her because, well, we were watching a movie. When we were finished though we went into the hallway and the cat immediately bolted into the nest stayed there, looking at us expectingly. Figuring it might be time to have the babies we sat down in front of the box and kept her company. Not two hours later two of what would eventually be five newly born kittens were already there. Apparently she didn't want to start without ous.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 07 Oct 2014, 05:17
My cat was wailing too when he died, but that was cause of a stroke he suffered. Died in my father's hands. But he was expecting it - he was avoiding us for weeks.
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Post by: Metope on 07 Oct 2014, 05:44
My dad's cat died last year, he was 14 and his health had been in a rapid decline. One day he just disappeared, and they couldn't find him anywhere. The next day a neighbour told them a cat had been crying in his garage, so they went over and found him in the corner, dirty, cold and unable to move. They took him to the vet and had him put down immediately, it was obvious he'd gone to the garage to die. :(

My old cat Sofus was only 9 when he died early this year, I don't know much about how he was behaving before he died since I wasn't home, but his kidneys had stopped working and there was no way of him getting better, so my mom and brother went to the vet and had him put down too. I didn't know until a couple days later, mom knew I was worried about school stuff and didn't want me to be sad while I was so busy. I'm really sad I wasn't there when he died, but at the same time I'm not sure how I'd handle it, and it's good knowing my mom and brother were there for him.
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Post by: BenRG on 07 Oct 2014, 09:40
Fish are mysterious, unfathomable creatures with no effective way of communicating their needs.

I'll say this much - A Chinese takeaway near me had a couple of goldfish in a nice tank on the counter. After I'd visited a few times, I could swear that the damn things started to recognise me.
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Post by: Dalillama on 10 Oct 2014, 14:51
Dachshund!!!! (https://www.pinterest.com/ldoriginals/just-the-bozz-dog/)
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Post by: Welu on 10 Oct 2014, 15:09
Aw! Such a cute doggy!
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Post by: Noxx on 14 Oct 2014, 09:17
Frank has the rumbly tummies, and requires snugs to feel better. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/14/ef33dd8e5c56e747187830e0b4d88dde.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 16 Oct 2014, 11:53
Do guinea pigs need their nails trimmed?
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Post by: Dalillama on 16 Oct 2014, 12:54
Do guinea pigs need their nails trimmed?
Not generally, so long as they've got some hard surfaces in their enclosure to scratch/walk on.
Frank has the rumbly tummies, and requires snugs to feel better. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/14/ef33dd8e5c56e747187830e0b4d88dde.jpg)

Aww.
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Post by: Welu on 16 Oct 2014, 14:12
Do guinea pigs need their nails trimmed?

Usually, yeah. Unless they live on a surface that wears them down. I took mine to get them done at the vet in the first couples weeks I had them. That was three months ago and they're due another clipping. Actually they were probably due a couple weeks ago because a couple of the nails curl inward on each of them.

I've read a lot about people doing it themselves but I find it easier to have the vet do it.
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Post by: Lines on 16 Oct 2014, 14:43
I don't think my school would appreciate me billing them for nail clippings, so I'll do it myself with the help of a coworker. I have those special scissor-like clippers for my cat and I'll just take them to work with me one day.

Although, a trip to the vet might not hurt. I kind of think she needs a haircut. Her fur is super unruly.
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Post by: Welu on 16 Oct 2014, 15:02
This link has a bunch of helpful information for clipping piggie nails. (http://www.guinealynx.info/nails.html)

Edit: For some reason I use "piggie" for an individual guinea pigs even though the spelling "piggy" exists.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 16 Oct 2014, 16:55
I would use Piggie as well.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 16 Oct 2014, 20:28
I guess "piggy" sounds pejorative, almost. It's just weird to me to see "piggy/piggie" to refer to a guinea pig and not an actual pig.
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Post by: Lines on 16 Oct 2014, 22:04
It doesn't bother me, but I had lots of kids calling mine "pig" for a while because that's all they get out.

Now anytime they see a picture of a guinea pig, regardless of what it looks like, it's a "Maisy".  :-)
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Post by: Welu on 17 Oct 2014, 05:42
That's adorable!
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 17 Oct 2014, 07:39
The scissor-ish clippers will definitely be helpful for clipping. Those were the ones we used on Rocko.


I got a sympathy card from the vet yesterday. :-( *Sigh* I miss the little guy a lot. I still haven't dismantled his cage and just threw out his meds yesterday. It was a week ago today that he died.

I think one of the hardest parts to deal with in the coming months is going to be paying off his vet bills. Once a month I'll be reminded of how he was near the end of his life, instead of remembering the happy, chunky piggy we knew and loved. He just wasn't himself at the end and it hurts so much to think about how desperate and helpless I felt.  :cry:
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Post by: Welu on 17 Oct 2014, 10:15
I'm sorry to hear that. Had a similar experience when my first doggy died and she was ill for the last few months. As time goes on it becomes easier to remember the good times and know you made them feel as happy and loved as you could until and during their last moments.
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Post by: Welu on 20 Oct 2014, 10:34
(https://38.media.tumblr.com/a6720811fee304a6b683fd82fb9365a2/tumblr_ndr753badZ1qjk0hmo1_250.jpg) (https://38.media.tumblr.com/942eefa24c017b920cd8176e8c531a6b/tumblr_ndr753badZ1qjk0hmo2_250.jpg)

Doggy and Piggie kind of interacting!
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Post by: Lines on 21 Oct 2014, 00:33
Cute! Do the pigs interact with your dog?
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Post by: Welu on 21 Oct 2014, 06:35
Eddie, in the photo, does. He comes up to the side of the cage and they sniff each other. Richie is a lot more skittish and I'm not sure he even knows the dog is about most of the time because he likes staying in his hideys.
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Post by: Noxx on 21 Oct 2014, 12:44
Frank in stalker mode(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/21/a299fbe2e418d695581aedc06407f310.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 22 Oct 2014, 15:40
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1504038_885974654761130_1322398862116614576_n.jpg?oh=3ef87325618b82b6e17694ff76be8a8a&oe=54F4F011&__gda__=1420837584_ef7a4c5a337ce693a52ba48981ae49da)

Sleepy Teddy :wow:
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Post by: Metope on 22 Oct 2014, 15:55
Awww so cute!


I was planning on going to bed, but my cat has fallen asleep on my legs, so now I can't leave the couch. Oh well.
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Post by: Welu on 23 Oct 2014, 09:20
D'aww! Give Teddy a pet from me when they're awake and wanting pets.
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Post by: MooskiNet on 23 Oct 2014, 17:59
This is my baby - she's an old girl (14), but she is the lovingest ball of fur you ever met.
(http://i.imgur.com/f5u5lxC.png)
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Post by: Noxx on 25 Oct 2014, 21:17
Happy faces (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/25/49dc7ba6fc3c551038fa6bc74206bace.jpg)(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/25/b3f4a5760fd220c3553aed0084d914a1.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 25 Oct 2014, 22:04
So this anti-depressant that Kisa is on (for her appetite issues) has made her uncharacteristically affectionate. So affectionate, in fact, that she woke me up several times last night because she was standing on my shoulder and purring directly into my ear. I think I woke up 4 times last night because of my cat staring at me and purring in my face. I love her, but I really would prefer it if she slept at night.

But in regards to her eating issues, she's slowly eating more and more on her own and we've stopped force feeding her. We went away last weekend and I think she got upset and stopped eating, as she lost weight, but she's definitely eating more now than before we left, so that's good. Hopefully soon she'll actually gain some weight.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 26 Oct 2014, 13:51
Giro d' Catalia

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0pjg-BIEAArehn.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Oct 2014, 12:45
(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-0/10409724_887959654562630_8576304911156243694_n.jpg?oh=4ffd4b6bd5d1253921dab574e49bbb88&oe=54E4F89B)

Awake Teddy :mrgreen:
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Post by: Noxx on 28 Oct 2014, 18:44
Pointless to bathe this one(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/28/8310240caaabeb767098c641b39b53de.jpg)
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Post by: Metope on 08 Nov 2014, 13:01
(https://scontent-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1610823_10152382790406957_8750344161761730346_n.jpg?oh=10fa2b2102b4203c72a3bee251961fc4&oe=54E8FF8E)

Found him asleep like this. It's his favourite toy.
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Post by: Grognard on 08 Nov 2014, 22:17
just tossed one of mine outta the room.  caught him burrowing into the filing box of old bills.

*and eating/shredding them*
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Post by: Noxx on 08 Nov 2014, 23:42
Pulled franks new bed out of the shipping box and he immediately jumped on it. Dog sure knows what's his. (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/08/0b5918e6165f0a29080e2417dee4c945.jpg)
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Post by: Welu on 09 Nov 2014, 04:48
I now have to hide the guinea pig food, the pellets, from the dog. She keeps shoving her head in the bag to munch it.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 09 Nov 2014, 08:11
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/p370x247/10383886_896520743706521_141907361956618047_n.jpg?oh=3e5f9c148b476021b80c0d0572e4393a&oe=54D4FDA7)

Meet Apollo, the pup from the party last night :wow:
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Post by: GarandMarine on 16 Nov 2014, 10:21
(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10689861_869801543052467_2293930537984204651_n.jpg?oh=bcf0139a0d004d3e866483a1a7e67f8c&oe=54D367E3)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/522040_865625600136728_8205433727583091923_n.jpg?oh=2722081286e36335c9b59555cc410ae1&oe=5516C278&__gda__=1423869946_852dde39fe3fd5c5df574a6cca551a7a)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10734216_860882060611082_5284528691307990795_n.jpg?oh=7c9c3b2d2058783fbe5906fbc394a18a&oe=55164002&__gda__=1424504243_181b06d90a27919e17eb2bedcf94a6b7)
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Post by: Noxx on 16 Nov 2014, 20:04
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/360x360q90/14/11/16/fae693bfe90d6c98d9399945549a1c1b.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 17 Nov 2014, 18:02
MAKE THIS THING BE FAR AWAY SO I CAN GET IT
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Post by: Method of Madness on 19 Nov 2014, 18:35
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10811585_902712126420716_1415602662_n.jpg?oh=ef054f556197692fae06870d110ad7eb&oe=546F6F98&__gda__=1416586504_8f7b36a778d3f28747f3e79b76337613)

TEDDY SAYS HI, FORUM
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Post by: Noxx on 19 Nov 2014, 19:51
Such a face
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Post by: Dalillama on 19 Nov 2014, 20:22
Alsatian/Beagle cross?
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Post by: Welu on 20 Nov 2014, 03:20
Lovely doggy.

In Welu doggy news, Pixie has figured out doors.
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Post by: Metope on 21 Nov 2014, 15:13
Mack likes my hoodie

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7550/15847340765_4e2e559c3a_z.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Nov 2014, 17:58
Alsatian/Beagle cross?
Everyone thinks beagle, including me at first. But nope! He's a lab/chow mix! Maybe some beagle, but those are the main two.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Noxx on 23 Nov 2014, 18:51
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/23/54f0f6b76933a3f7aa080d6c28c28c01.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Nov 2014, 18:52
TUG OF WAR
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Post by: Welu on 24 Nov 2014, 07:27
Anyone have advice about introducing dogs to each other? I'm hoping Pixie will be able to stay with my parents and the family dog, Socks, when we're away in March.

Pixie is quite a nervous dog but she grew up surrounded by dogs so she's cautious but interested in strange ones. She's gradually warmed up to my neighbour's dog so I've seen if the other dog is chill then all is good for Pixie.

Socks hasn't been socialised at all and she's territorial. To me she seems very fearful of other dogs and my family and me are worried that means she could be really aggressive and even bite if she gets close to another dog. She practically squeals if a dog gets close and it's impossible to distract her or calm her down. The dogs have met briefly already, on leashes, and it's gone as expected, Pixie is nervous but interested until Socks freaks the hell out, which then upsets Pixie.

I'm looking up information but any personal stories?
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Post by: Noxx on 26 Nov 2014, 10:39

Anyone have advice about introducing dogs to each other? I'm hoping Pixie will be able to stay with my parents and the family dog, Socks, when we're away in March.

Pixie is quite a nervous dog but she grew up surrounded by dogs so she's cautious but interested in strange ones. She's gradually warmed up to my neighbour's dog so I've seen if the other dog is chill then all is good for Pixie.

Socks hasn't been socialised at all and she's territorial. To me she seems very fearful of other dogs and my family and me are worried that means she could be really aggressive and even bite if she gets close to another dog. She practically squeals if a dog gets close and it's impossible to distract her or calm her down. The dogs have met briefly already, on leashes, and it's gone as expected, Pixie is nervous but interested until Socks freaks the hell out, which then upsets Pixie.

I'm looking up information but any personal stories?

Keep them on task together. We're walking together, we're having an obedience lesson together, etc. this way both dogs are members under your leadership. If you just sort of let them do what they want at introduction, they will proceed to figuring out which one of them is in charge.

The answer needs to be neither, you're in charge
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Post by: Welu on 26 Nov 2014, 11:07
Thanks. Walking them together has been talked about, the next step is to do it then.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 27 Nov 2014, 14:23
Going to the shelter tomorrow to maybe make a new friend
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Nov 2014, 20:05
Yay! :)
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Post by: Noxx on 27 Nov 2014, 23:37
Up please (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/11/27/a7045ee378f213b9f37298922304327d.jpg)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Nov 2014, 15:25
So I went to the local critter shelter today. Their black friday special was name your price on all critters. It was both a disappointing and heartening trip. They were at like 10% capacity. Four dogs, only one of which was adoptable (and another four in the lost and found waiting for owner pick up) four cats (which my roommate uniformly said no too, even the Siamese) three rabbits, a single guinea pig who wasn't friendly, and three rats. So it was disappointing since I got no fuzzy friend of my own, but also quite positive since, you know, the more pets are getting adopted the better.
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Post by: hedgie on 28 Nov 2014, 17:58
Siamese are rather noisy.  I wouldn't want one, no matter how pretty they are.  Just get me some sweet random moggy, or if I got money, a Bengal.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Nov 2014, 19:56
I like Siamese because they're so chatty. Maine Coons are my other prefered breed, and if I have serious cash I want a Savannah Cat.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 28 Nov 2014, 20:18
(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10411222_616979251746767_4973728216254951677_n.jpg?oh=2c31e713530ce32874e004aa98d0a8df&oe=5515D409)

Russian Wolfdogs.

I want a whole pack.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 01 Dec 2014, 07:43
Siamese are rather noisy.  I wouldn't want one, no matter how pretty they are.  Just get me some sweet random moggy, or if I got money, a Bengal.

We have a Bengal. He's really fucking loud. Like he's possibly the most laid back cat ever, but he knows how to caterwaul and he does it often. If you don't like loud cats, I would not recommend getting a Bengal.
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Post by: Metope on 01 Dec 2014, 08:26
Yeah my boyfriend's cat is half siamese and extremely loud, she likes to yowl whenever she's not getting enough attention, which is mostly when us humans are asleep. Not cool, cat.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Lines on 01 Dec 2014, 09:23
Back when Hobbes was exiled to our porch (he has a problem with peeing on things, but he is inside now because it got cold), he would yowl so loudly that my neighbors could hear him while they were sitting in their living room with the TV on.

And yeah, he yowls at night sometimes, too, which is when he gets things thrown at him if he does it in the bedroom.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 15 Dec 2014, 13:11
Now's the time to post some animal gifs.

"YOU COULD MOVE?"
(http://33.media.tumblr.com/d70b1f8ba28955ef3834fdcee0f204d1/tumblr_nglfbwwLQb1qb5gkjo1_400.gif)

"Om nom nom"
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/0c6defecd57d531cff15bbfe63ae4732/tumblr_ndvx4fuh1F1qb5gkjo1_500.gif)

"Can I get off nao?"
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/8cea470777cee2a3b90b36ea104ed987/tumblr_ndf5cajWXX1qb5gkjo1_400.gif)

I had much more but it appears that I lost them...
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Post by: Neko_Ali on 15 Dec 2014, 13:21
I think that squirrel is about to chuck his nuts on those kids below...
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Post by: Lines on 15 Dec 2014, 19:14
That poor squirrel...

But sorry, squirrel, I'm too distracted by that unbelievably adorable otter. So cute!
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Post by: Noxx on 18 Dec 2014, 22:57
Dual wielding pookie dog
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/18/80240a4d0c2f028493793b3c88d65c11.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Welu on 19 Dec 2014, 06:16
Growing list of things my dog is scared of:
The sounds of drink cans opening.
Squeaky toys.
My slippers when I'm not wearing them.
Her blanket when unfolded.
The kettle.
Tinsel.

Things she is not scared of when she probably should be:
Running head first into doors to express wanting them opened.
Drills.
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 19 Dec 2014, 09:57
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/dog_paradox
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Post by: LeeC on 19 Dec 2014, 10:22
My sister's dog lost his eye today.  Poor little pup.  I get to see him this upcoming Sunday.
(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10689609_872126956139019_7816888073987268202_n.jpg?oh=9938c04041bcae6aea40c0e02bb1611e&oe=55439DC0)
Quote
Very upset, looks like Buster is going to have surgery to loose his eye It popped out and was scratched when the dogs got all excited in the back yard
The picture is post surgery.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 19 Dec 2014, 11:22
A TRIGGER WARNING WOULD HAVE BEEN FUCKING NICE
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Post by: hedgie on 19 Dec 2014, 13:12
Poor little guy.  Not only does he lose an eye, but he has to wear the cone of shame.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Method of Madness on 20 Dec 2014, 08:03
(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10882130_920728394619089_5395523293713451114_n.jpg?oh=99baf79618cb37a09e29077226b9cc38&oe=553A0498)

:p
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Post by: Method of Madness on 23 Dec 2014, 19:55
Why does nobody else post here lately? MOAR TEDDY (holiday edition)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10877633_922960847729177_1205055734_n.jpg?oh=090b645506ef6fe344c5736dac86f081&oe=549D2752&__gda__=1419593922_ee705b6dd034ce54d18cd03fded47647)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t34.0-12/10863720_922960827729179_730697726_n.jpg?oh=991faaef81fce0872b1d9228b08024e2&oe=549C3146&__gda__=1419524249_b8818d42ced6006cf5974d5513243340)
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Post by: GarandMarine on 23 Dec 2014, 21:15
Because all I have is an asshole parrot and a shitty (literally) chinchilla?
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 24 Dec 2014, 02:00
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B5QM6ZhCcAAF-Kr.jpg:large)

Newt having a spot of bother on the clothes rail.
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Post by: Noxx on 24 Dec 2014, 10:17
Kelly n Frank napped out (http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/24/a27f6525e51b332e02a621ffe663ce2d.jpg)
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Post by: Metope on 30 Dec 2014, 12:17
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10647097_10152480970941957_6224557592399386009_n.jpg?oh=d148c9413fc7076128e8f57655595eb9&oe=552FEEFF&__gda__=1429862475_4ed42eac982cc6bc94e1f71b9ad6b3d6)

Good summary of Christmas this year.
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Post by: Noxx on 30 Dec 2014, 21:15
Snoogins(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/30/3b680b4e19d340a5940f21fd717123b4.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 01 Jan 2015, 06:09
My friend Amanda, who hosted the party, has three cats. One was anti-social and generally stayed away from everyone.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10872511_930932873598641_243608175_n.jpg?oh=21f69e1dd5240b57af3502357b637734&oe=54A785AE&__gda__=1420262835_0bead951494ce787d187514e260cba96)

These are the other two :roll:

I slept there on an air mattress around 4:30AM, I woke up a little before 8 with the cat who's on the bottom there lying next to me and purring. It was a good start to 2015 :)
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Post by: hedgie on 01 Jan 2015, 15:14
Zomg, they are so cute.
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Post by: GarandMarine on 03 Jan 2015, 01:02
Why have one GSD when you can have ALL the GSD?

Also I posted it elsewhere, but here's the chinchilla. It's cute and stuff.

(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10906057_10153047909965815_4016176316075325385_n.jpg?oh=9652fc0d41cdb59596c7f55e65b99a2d&oe=554699CF)
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Post by: Welu on 03 Jan 2015, 04:40
I am very envious of that little girl.

Also YAY cute chinchilla!
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 03 Jan 2015, 06:50
There's girl that's never going to be lonely, abducted or bullied at school.
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Post by: Welu on 03 Jan 2015, 11:53
Why?
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 03 Jan 2015, 14:22
Look at those dogs. She's practically the pack leader. Best friends and guardians few would be foolish enough to mess with.
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Post by: Welu on 03 Jan 2015, 16:08
Ah, I thought you were actually bring sarcastic.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Jan 2015, 17:15
That might have been the most pure happiness and joy I've ever seen in one minute :)
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Post by: cesium133 on 03 Jan 2015, 19:26
(http://i.imgur.com/gwiGpIk.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 04 Jan 2015, 08:10
That video of the girl with the dogs is adorable. I feel like all kids that age need a pack of animals - they'll keep each other entertained and burn off some of that unending energy.

Also any kid that would pick on a girl who has 12 dogs is just asking for it.  :-P


Also also ginger kitty!
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Post by: nekowafer on 08 Jan 2015, 09:38
My kitten (who is now over 10 pounds) does not appreciate her new harness.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/08/a3acc38aee08e83edf1d79ec1654b644.jpg)

She kept flopping about when it was on.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 08 Jan 2015, 13:19
Ha! The last time we tried a harness on Fuzz, she just kind of fell over and said "fuck you guys". Like she forgot how to move! Good luck!


I love that Percy is facepalming in the background. "Oh, god. Not the harness."   :roll:
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Post by: ankhtahr on 08 Jan 2015, 15:45
I miss all my cute little geckoes. They're at home, my mother takes good care of them, but still.

(http://i.imgur.com/ihJPZR2.jpg)

Look at her smile!
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Post by: hedgie on 08 Jan 2015, 19:12
Aww.  So cute. 
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Post by: ChaoSera on 09 Jan 2015, 04:24
What's that cable?
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Post by: ankhtahr on 09 Jan 2015, 04:42
It's a thermometer for the thermostat controlling the heating. These cuties need warm temperatures.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 09 Jan 2015, 07:09
Awww, she's beautiful! I've always wanted a gecko but I just can't get past the whole "I have to keep bugs in my house on purpose to feed them" thing.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: hedgie on 09 Jan 2015, 07:27
Still better than keeping a large boa or python in one's home, where one needs to have nummy rodents to feed them.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: lepetitfromage on 09 Jan 2015, 07:46
True....though, my problem with that lies in the fact that the nummy rodents are adorable and I wouldn't want to give them up. The bug problem is pure squick.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 09 Jan 2015, 08:13
My aunt told me the most horrible snakes-as-pets related stuff I've heard, which is that you should never ever put up kittens for free on websites like gumtree or craigslist. Not only because the go to irresponsible pet owners, but because they often end up as snake food :-(
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: ankhtahr on 09 Jan 2015, 08:28
You get used to having insects at home. Just make sure you use insects which can't reproduce at room temperature. There are types of crickets which need a higher than room temperature to breed. Same goes for grasshoppers.
At least leopard geckos love mealworms, but they're too fatty to be fed exclusively. And the geckos can't hunt them. That's the good thing about feeding crickets: You just throw a bunch of them into the terrarium, and the geckos will be busy for days.

In addition to leopard geckos (eublepharis macularis) we also have many crested geckos (rhacodactylus ciliatus), two rhacodactylus leachianus, and one very old phelsuma standingi. My mother is in a local organisation for reptiles, and thus has taken up a few geckos which have been brought in by shelters which didn't know how to care for them. The poor phelsuma is one of them. She's already several years above her life expectancy, and lived alone in a small terrarium. Now that she is in a larger terrarium she still doesn't leave an area roughly the size of her old one…
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Post by: Noxx on 10 Jan 2015, 18:37
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/10/15dfa95920c394f4b38522f9ffaa36d7.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: GarandMarine on 10 Jan 2015, 22:43
You get used to having insects at home. Just make sure you use insects which can't reproduce at room temperature. There are types of crickets which need a higher than room temperature to breed. Same goes for grasshoppers.
At least leopard geckos love mealworms, but they're too fatty to be fed exclusively. And the geckos can't hunt them. That's the good thing about feeding crickets: You just throw a bunch of them into the terrarium, and the geckos will be busy for days.

In addition to leopard geckos (eublepharis macularis) we also have many crested geckos (rhacodactylus ciliatus), two rhacodactylus leachianus, and one very old phelsuma standingi. My mother is in a local organisation for reptiles, and thus has taken up a few geckos which have been brought in by shelters which didn't know how to care for them. The poor phelsuma is one of them. She's already several years above her life expectancy, and lived alone in a small terrarium. Now that she is in a larger terrarium she still doesn't leave an area roughly the size of her old one…


Poor sweetie, that's terrible. Crickets are great, for my toads (I kept fire belly toads (Bombina bombina) as a kid) we'd just run to the pet store about once or twice a week, get bag of hoppers and let the toads amuse themselves.
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Post by: Grognard on 12 Jan 2015, 19:57
 :-(
:cry:

big empty hole.
 :cry:
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Post by: Welu on 14 Jan 2015, 05:25
Sorry. :(
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Post by: hedgie on 14 Jan 2015, 15:35
Condolences.
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Post by: Grognard on 15 Jan 2015, 19:25
the bereavement team from the vets delivered his ashes the other day.
they're in a large maple wood box, about 8" L x 6" W x 6" deep.  very classy.
the vet included a framed large lock of fur w/eulogy statement.

Protector, Guardian.
Clown, Eater of cameras.
Beloved Buddy.
BEAR.

:(

I miss him so much.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 15 Jan 2015, 19:34
I remember a few years ago when we put Rusty to sleep. I didn't have any classes until the evening, and my dad and I drove him to the vet where it happened. When I got home, I opened the door and instinctively started to call out "Rusty!" before realizing...right. One of the hardest days in my life.

But I never lost the memories of the years I had with him, and those are what got me through it :)
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Post by: Grognard on 15 Jan 2015, 19:43
yep.

what is odd: BEAR was my -in-laws' dog.
But he had such personality. 
there were several times that the only reason I went to the in-law's was to play with BEAR.

MY dog, LOVEY, is getting older.
And I think she can sense my sadness.
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Post by: LeeC on 17 Jan 2015, 20:44
Rest in peace Lilly.  I will always remember rescuing you as a pup.  Getting home with you and laying on the floor.  You were so cold and sleepy so I put you on my back and covered you with a tiny blanket as I played on the xbox.  How when I played on the computer or wrote college papers and you would jump in my lap and find the tiny corner of available space on the chair and sleep.  When a lightning storm came and you were scared you find me there and curl up in that same corner of my chair and I'd feel you shaking with fright.  I would calmly pet you and you knew it would be alright.  Or if there wasn't space you bury yourself behind the computer and I'd pull you out and put you in your spot.  Although I have been out on my own for the past 6 years, I love you Lilly.  You will be missed.

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/18034_1165715792324_7958860_n.jpg?oh=02742777e37581ba166184e92e4cf34a&oe=556F78E4)
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Post by: Metope on 18 Jan 2015, 05:12
Aww this thread is so sad now! I'm sorry, Lee and Grognard, hugs to both of you :-(
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Post by: GarandMarine on 18 Jan 2015, 10:59
Sorry for both your losses guys.
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Post by: Grognard on 19 Jan 2015, 08:54
sorry, didn't mean to make this a sad sad thread.

we all love our pets, present and past.

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Post by: Metope on 19 Jan 2015, 12:32
Don't apologise! You're allowed to be sad after something like that. We're just sympathising because we know it's awful to lose a pet, and hoping you'll feel better soon regardless :-)
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Post by: Welu on 28 Jan 2015, 12:39
Successfully clipped one piggie's nails and will quit while I'm ahead because the other piggie can be a little bollock during nail clipping. Richie was actually licking me and happily wheeking while getting his nails clipped which was a lovely change of pace.
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Post by: Carl-E on 28 Jan 2015, 20:42
A dear friend of ours lost her schnoodle today, at the age of 8.  Semper was diabetic (the dog, not the friend) and blind.  She had stopped eating a few days ago and her blood sugar was out of control. 

She had been her dad's dog, his final companion.  Her dad passed away 4 years ago, an ex marine, which is why the dog's name was Semper Fi.  It was the last living connection she had with her dad, and that made it even harder. 
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Post by: Dalillama on 03 Feb 2015, 13:35
Here's something to cheer the thread back up a bit:
What do you want?  I'm reading!
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b4/5a/51/b45a516d844d516fade634832cbd865c.jpg)
New Sweater:
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e3/c6/bb/e3c6bbc142105e659f930300345d02f3.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Feb 2015, 18:48
Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute :wow:
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Post by: Welu on 03 Feb 2015, 19:45
Ah! I love that sweater!!
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Post by: Dalillama on 03 Feb 2015, 19:58
Ah! I love that sweater!!
Hubby made it for him.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Welu on 04 Feb 2015, 10:48
That makes it even more adorable.

Pixie has been extra antsy lately, even with lots of getting outside. She's got very attached to me very quickly and I'm worried how she'll react when I'm away for two weeks next month. Mammy is taking care of her and Pixie knows and likes her but she'll still be alone at night.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Dalillama on 04 Feb 2015, 12:32
Well, if Pixie ever needs a sweater too, there's a link in my sig. :)
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Post by: Metope on 07 Feb 2015, 04:29
Hey, could you open the door? I'm bored and I feel more like scratching the couch than the tree over there.

(https://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10968481_10152571196186957_7898493430914937561_n.jpg?oh=d104993483c4da16b8333ad574d161fd&oe=555F2204)

*one hour later*

NO PLEASE THOUGH SERIOUSLY COME ON, LET ME IN

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1560763_10152571285436957_9055309599069194416_n.jpg?oh=23b7909b94558958f496516a5fd1f708&oe=555A24FC&__gda__=1431653782_4278a67d45bf2dad431254f0d384be88)
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Post by: Masterpiece on 07 Feb 2015, 05:34
alt: do you have a moment to talk about our saviour, Jesus Christ?
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Post by: Metope on 07 Feb 2015, 06:27
Hahaha perfect, slightly mad I didn't think of that myself.
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Post by: Masterpiece on 07 Feb 2015, 07:12
A gorgeous cat though.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 07 Feb 2015, 09:55
Fuzz has started a new and bizarre hobby. She's now licking our plush blanket on the bed. Granted, Nick spilled milk on it last week so maybe she got a taste before we threw it in the wash, but we got it in the machine almost immediately and it's been clean for over a week. Maybe she just learned that she likes the taste of blankets? Do any of you have cats that do this? :psyduck:
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Post by: Method of Madness on 07 Feb 2015, 10:51
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10982470_951910788167516_8561528028532504887_n.jpg?oh=e33491d0fd7a70f6baca191b0ae39e52&oe=5559BE2A)

Pensive puppy
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Post by: Lines on 07 Feb 2015, 16:33
lepetit, I have a cat that is obsessed with one of my couch blankets (a Tardis one) and she doesn't lick it, but...I don't know how to put it...she's a little too friendly with it. I don't know why. And the other cat we have will lick a person but will miss and continue licking the blanket/pants/couch/whatever, like he can't tell the difference. Cats are weird.

Also Kisa (the blanket weirdo) was vigorously rubbing her face on a friend's jacket last night. She really likes the things that this guy brings with him to our house. He doesn't always wear the same coat, but if he leaves whatever coat he brought on the floor, she will try to make it a nest. Last night he hung it up near the door, rather close to our couch and she was rubbing it so intently she almost fell off of the couch a few times. He says it's because he smokes, but we have other friends who smoke and she's never done this to them. She's just...odd.
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Post by: hedgie on 07 Feb 2015, 17:21
Cats are weird.
They probably think the same about humans.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 09 Feb 2015, 03:41
I've come back from holiday to discover that one of my cats seems to have developed a spinal problem. Most of the time she's OK but when she doesn't have anything better to do she seems to only be able to sit with her back to us looking over her shoulder with an air of contempt and dismay.

Cheeky little beast.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 11 Feb 2015, 17:22
My kitten likes to knead and suckle on a fuzzy blanket that I bought for her when I first brought her home. She will accept the other, slightly less fuzzy blanket that's on the couch, but it's just not as good.

And my other cat Percy likes to chew and knead on fuzzy blankets and then he gets an erection, and licks his crotch for like a half hour. Who even knows.
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 11 Feb 2015, 17:34
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10982470_951910788167516_8561528028532504887_n.jpg?oh=e33491d0fd7a70f6baca191b0ae39e52&oe=5559BE2A)

Pensive puppy

I dunno man, what if I never find out who is a good boy?
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Post by: Method of Madness on 11 Feb 2015, 17:46
Perfect :wow:
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 11 Feb 2015, 20:11
Ok, I feel a little better about this new habit now. Cats really are weirdos. Sweet, sweet weirdos. :-P
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 12 Feb 2015, 00:11
Once upon a morning dreary, before I wakened, weak and weary,
A bed beside a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, still a napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, clawing at my chamber door.
"'Tis some beast," I muttered, "seeking meat at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more."

Quoth the kitten "MIAAOOOW"
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Post by: nekowafer on 12 Feb 2015, 09:01
That made me giggle quite a bit.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 12 Feb 2015, 09:05
I tried to do the whole poem but it got complicated.
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Post by: Papersatan on 12 Feb 2015, 12:00
I don't think I've posted this pic yet.  This is Oscar:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-lh179nC02Ps/VAyLH7MnFJI/AAAAAAAAK2o/n4Whusmp-CA/w439-h585-no/IMG_20140907_124228.jpg)
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Post by: hedgie on 12 Feb 2015, 17:48
I'm going almost catatonic (no pun intended here) with squee.
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Post by: lepetitfromage on 13 Feb 2015, 08:38
Look at that little pink tongue!! Eeeeee!
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Post by: Noxx on 13 Feb 2015, 23:13
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/13/6fdb99016c778d74f42f79ef35dd9c3c.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Feb 2015, 07:14
Such a happy pup :wow:
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Post by: MooskiNet on 14 Feb 2015, 10:59
There's a belly just begging to be rubbed.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Welu on 16 Feb 2015, 10:34
Pet confession: I misread the doggy's food requirements and have been giving her twice as much food as I should have been for about five weeks. Only realised because I was weighing the guinea pigs for the wee personal check-up I do once in a while and Partner suggested weighing the dog for giggles and she was nearly two kilos heavier than her vet check last month. I feel so horrible.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Grognard on 18 Feb 2015, 20:12
one of my feline overlords.
His Fatness is quite content at the moment.

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/8F967BF1-7F80-4E9B-9FB7-23234B0CCD5B_zpssgbhpqyt.jpg) (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/steve_ronin/media/8F967BF1-7F80-4E9B-9FB7-23234B0CCD5B_zpssgbhpqyt.jpg.html)
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Post by: Grognard on 18 Feb 2015, 20:14
and a motivator from his skinny kitten days...

(http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n219/steve_ronin/Motivators/NotAmused_zps0f1fadaf.jpg) (http://s113.photobucket.com/user/steve_ronin/media/Motivators/NotAmused_zps0f1fadaf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: hedgie on 18 Feb 2015, 20:33
one of my feline overlords.
His Fatness is quite content at the moment.
He's the feline Baron Harkonnen!
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: lepetitfromage on 19 Feb 2015, 06:18
omg.

Want to squish my face in the belly.
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Post by: nekowafer on 19 Feb 2015, 08:47
BELLY

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/19/be715e92e5c44a113df536c75db8e3d8.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/19/ff1cd8b90e11716c66f4834854e6b0c2.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: lepetitfromage on 19 Feb 2015, 09:13
Ahhhhhh, there are so many soft and fluffy kitty bellies, I can hardly stand it!  :-D
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: nekowafer on 19 Feb 2015, 10:18
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/19/c1819032ac43189a1d6baf0b57053806.jpg)

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/19/504ec4698ff61bf7973f4d0500c384e2.jpg)

Have some ferret tummies too!
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Post by: Noxx on 21 Feb 2015, 18:11
Baby Frankie on his first day home. Before he turned into a drool monster.
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/21/3275c64ff47240a6b80cf608d52635e2.jpg)
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Post by: Lines on 21 Feb 2015, 18:58
Aww! He looks so soft and squishy!
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 02 Mar 2015, 13:47
One of my cats is half-asleep on my bed. She just stretched, farted noisily, then curled back up again.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Welu on 02 Mar 2015, 14:03
Good cat.

I bought calming drops to try on my doggy because she's so anxious. Trying to think of things to keep her happy while my Partner and I are away because she's very attached to us (well, me :P). My Mammy will be minding her and she's slowly coming round to her but still not as much as would be ideal.
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Post by: Noxx on 02 Mar 2015, 15:07
Good cat.

I bought calming drops to try on my doggy because she's so anxious. Trying to think of things to keep her happy while my Partner and I are away because she's very attached to us (well, me :P). My Mammy will be minding her and she's slowly coming round to her but still not as much as would be ideal.

Several people I know have had good results with Thundershirts for dog anxiety.
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Post by: hedgie on 02 Mar 2015, 15:20
Seconded.
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Post by: Welu on 02 Mar 2015, 15:46
I read about those a while ago, thanks for reminding me about them! I'll have a look at them again now.
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Post by: Noxx on 12 Mar 2015, 18:43
Doof.
https://vimeo.com/122063354 (https://vimeo.com/122063354)
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Post by: Thrillho on 15 Mar 2015, 14:05
MY GIRLFRIEND HAS THE PRETTIEST CAT!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/p240x240/10929062_10204681984182555_17252597736794225_n.jpg?oh=8cfbc44a432311d4a56c0896177c9b85&oe=55818FC7&__gda__=1433737761_61495f464e72fb19b9e63f3ba6f6b209)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/11025920_10204681984582565_3888391206845707378_o.jpg)
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Post by: Welu on 15 Mar 2015, 15:23
That cat has a very cat expression to your happiness.
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Post by: Thrillho on 15 Mar 2015, 15:27
He was very happy to see me at first...
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Post by: Welu on 15 Mar 2015, 16:31
Maybe he's just photo-shy then. :)
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 16 Mar 2015, 05:46
He looks like a fat evil scheming bastard and I shall mourn your untimely demise for hold him upside down.
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Post by: Thrillho on 16 Mar 2015, 06:53
HE'S SO FLUOOOOOFFS
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Post by: nekowafer on 18 Mar 2015, 13:43
Kitten in a dress.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/18/2c5403fdadf753b0ebcda85934e754d8.jpg)

Cat butts on my ears.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/18/df770d6ec2e9f4a83ef16faece1f3cf8.jpg)

Intense cat cuddles.

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/18/6b5b2a5244e41b2393fa8a265f80cb97.jpg)
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Post by: Welu on 19 Mar 2015, 08:19
Kitty in a dress!!

The dog has worked out how to drop her toys down the stairs so she can chase them. I think so, anyway, she's done it enough times I don't think it's a coincidence.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Noxx on 26 Mar 2015, 02:07
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/26/7cdf4e6392e130f7728ca74618f2a24b.jpg)
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 26 Mar 2015, 15:25
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CBDnToUWkAEyZuB.jpg)
my two cats
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Post by: cesium133 on 30 Mar 2015, 10:06
A picture my sister posted on Facebook of her cat:
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11009110_10153157290433948_831913563202903849_n.jpg?oh=b5fe860840a5cbb5019c1375ce2481ae&oe=55B4241E)
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Post by: Edguy on 30 Mar 2015, 10:59
*Scanning area*

beep boop exterminate
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Post by: Pilchard123 on 30 Mar 2015, 11:09
my two cats

That appears to be only one cat.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 30 Mar 2015, 11:30
One of them is defending from inside the suitcase.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 30 Mar 2015, 19:20
Kitty is fully charged. Please unplug kitty.
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Post by: Metope on 30 Mar 2015, 21:43
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/30/f6d26306a8541aedc11bbfa8204fa022.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: The Seldom Killer on 30 Mar 2015, 22:52
That's why you should never buy a cat from Guillermo del Toro
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 31 Mar 2015, 04:27
Wait....
Both hands are on the kittie's head.

Is...is the cat the one taking the picture?? :?
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Post by: Metope on 31 Mar 2015, 04:40
Maybe.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 31 Mar 2015, 15:41
Cat selfie. Also that cat is Oberyn Martell.
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Post by: Edguy on 31 Mar 2015, 16:14
Rest in pieces.
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Post by: Thrillho on 05 Apr 2015, 12:42
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1907519_10204815426518530_998901844601314802_n.jpg?oh=222b5ca62df4b47365a2d43f7e523816&oe=55AE5BA4&__gda__=1438324174_40e9b42012b0168a2ec66630c8e0037c)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/p370x247/20625_10204815426278524_4265976221258753028_n.jpg?oh=b28d365101bb36e6950bbc7c7f2a6c48&oe=55AC8D61&__gda__=1436941327_0e65e1a3427bf702efa8de8eae4b4412)

SUCH A PRETTY CAAAAAT
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Post by: Metope on 05 Apr 2015, 13:36
GINGER KITTY SO PRETTY!

Mom, my siblings and I went to my aunt's girlfriend's cabin today to see an area of the country we've never been before (Hvaler), and we got to hang out with their dog, she's the cuuutest! And she loves water, no matter how freezing it is!
(https://scontent-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11062737_10152691205036957_6964609773906834328_n.jpg?oh=e92bd4faa38024666bc31c71b41bd5de&oe=559B2CE9)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 05 Apr 2015, 15:36
What an amazing picture!
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Post by: Metope on 06 Apr 2015, 05:13
Thanks! I didn't know it would turn out so well since it was super bright outside and I could barely see my screen, but I think it turned out pretty well. Also I got soaked about two seconds after the photo was taken...
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Post by: Noxx on 07 Apr 2015, 20:41
(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/04/07/36c0cb7bbd30b93092bc92a4cb80717a.jpg)
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Post by: Welu on 08 Apr 2015, 08:55
Piggies out in the sun! Bonus dog.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11130203_10206225886988926_2922743524145496177_n.jpg?oh=d22a4e9e739a57013dc05b816ba92c17&oe=559E2181&__gda__=1437533832_34bf98b22c09ad1e70c694a0073d608e)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11130222_10206225887028927_4218493644727730095_n.jpg?oh=3c6341ead1105e3c69f8c2791044f94b&oe=55B06140&__gda__=1436612681_d8a9f2f1ee5f787eee20ce14c76f0394)
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Post by: Metope on 13 Apr 2015, 04:30
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xat1/v/t1.0-9/1525290_10152709471376957_458253060674782442_n.jpg?oh=237b7fbac8f25c8fbef14fd7b7073942&oe=55E4B10C&__gda__=1437386451_1fee4d8db9214635a62275a9ba16e259)

Compact kitty naps!
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Post by: SubaruStephen on 13 Apr 2015, 16:24
Piggies out in the sun! Bonus dog.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11130203_10206225886988926_2922743524145496177_n.jpg?oh=d22a4e9e739a57013dc05b816ba92c17&oe=559E2181&__gda__=1437533832_34bf98b22c09ad1e70c694a0073d608e)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11130222_10206225887028927_4218493644727730095_n.jpg?oh=3c6341ead1105e3c69f8c2791044f94b&oe=55B06140&__gda__=1436612681_d8a9f2f1ee5f787eee20ce14c76f0394)



Guinea Pigs!
squeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

*a 6foot 2, 32 year old man has just turned into a 12 year old girl due the cuteness of these majestic creatures*

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Post by: Method of Madness on 13 Apr 2015, 17:29
Yeah, they'll do that.
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Post by: Noxx on 14 Apr 2015, 00:28
You brought us a snuggle?
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/14/d5d172fa6e938048f2bede5a9b661c27.jpg)
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Post by: Welu on 27 Apr 2015, 10:00
Pixie got spayed today. Rang the vet and they said surgery went well and now she's on painkillers and very sleepy. Bought her a bed for her to come home to when I pick her up tomorrow.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 27 Apr 2015, 10:15
(https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t34.0-12/11122561_996454100379851_1984548594_n.jpg?oh=77eb72f8132bc4e6066d43ed5bea5dc2&oe=55412A7F)
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Post by: Welu on 27 Apr 2015, 10:22
Puppy!!
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Post by: Welu on 28 Apr 2015, 06:42
Double pos.

Pixie is home and doing well. Just need to watch for her licking her stitches. She didn't get a cone of shame because she wasn't licking them at the vet's but she seems to be trying a little now.
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Post by: Thrillho on 03 May 2015, 07:14
CAT
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/11170363_10204967036668689_2013453486008182763_n.jpg?oh=aedd0a0dd9cc78acf37243c8f1d92717&oe=55E05DCD&__gda__=1440670872_6f09dc44d3903fb8376a07006ed2ce27)

GIRLFRIEND'S BROTHERS CATS
(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/20629_10204896754631682_7448342642821438497_n.jpg?oh=ad2dbf09f475d0f514fd4e1a91fd0e1e&oe=55C46A51)
(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11149396_10204896753831662_7073493087878264962_n.jpg?oh=e056d8339e4fee7682f8bc70189e8f9d&oe=55DC7E04)

The second one started grooming my hair the other night. It was adorable. Cats seem to like me for some reason.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 May 2015, 13:16
(Obligatory line about Gareth being a pussy magnet)
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Post by: Metope on 10 May 2015, 07:51
(https://scontent-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1459214_10152771084071957_878040895253290569_n.jpg?oh=40aab230c3d548811dc22a10b2a2b69a&oe=55D5974B)

yawn!
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Post by: Akima on 10 May 2015, 15:33
Piggies out in the sun! Bonus dog.
Do you cook with bottle gas? Is it bad that I noticed that?

I have a wok-ring and griddle that run on propane.
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Post by: Welu on 10 May 2015, 17:05
Yeah, we have a gas cooker and that's the set-up that was left when we moved in.
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Post by: pwhodges on 11 May 2015, 01:01
For some years I ran house heating from bottled gas (the tall bottles, of course, not those little dumpy ones).  It was no more inconvenient than oil (which I also had in the distant past), and cleaner to deal with.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 11 May 2015, 08:28
I think if I ever moved into a house without piped gas I would have to get bottled for cooking. The thought of cooking on electric makes me queasy. I'm going to ask if I can get a wok ring. I'm going to be told that I can't.
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Post by: Welu on 14 May 2015, 12:29
My new favourite photo of Pixie.

(http://i.imgur.com/454B1UF.jpg)
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Post by: Noxx on 22 May 2015, 03:27
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/22/b3271402aa25f970ff067705ddf3fa7b.jpg)
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 25 May 2015, 14:48
Oh yes, it fits

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CF4doJ-W0AABTFD.jpg)
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Post by: Method of Madness on 02 Jun 2015, 20:22
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/11350557_1018349468190314_6666567090439868145_n.jpg?oh=74832f16b0864ecc8b84f2801d18b786&oe=55F1A4B1)

Theodore Roosevelt (Surname), but you guys know him as Teddy.

(Technically he's just Teddy, but when we adopted him three years ago I decided that it was short for that)
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Post by: Metope on 04 Jun 2015, 14:52
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11416157_10152841426796957_2648915080880179043_n.jpg?oh=aecc2bdf362b24208e6086374dc1e8be&oe=55FB71ED)

Hedgehogs! They're not pets of course, but they live in our garden! There's at least one more as well, they're adorable and they make the cutest sniffing noises when searching for food.
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Post by: The Seldom Killer on 05 Jun 2015, 23:51
Hedgehogs make excellent pets as Biddy the Travelling Hedgehog (https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1/v/t1.0-9/11392926_748606738570094_793148095453901179_n.jpg?oh=db859fb7f579b3fce22f7d3df7761742&oe=55E8687E) demonstrates here.
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Post by: Lines on 06 Jun 2015, 05:53
That is a picture of a girl, not a hedgehog.
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Metope on 13 Jun 2015, 12:47
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NO MACK NO
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Post by: LeeC on 06 Aug 2015, 05:36
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Post by: Welu on 04 Nov 2015, 10:54
Pixie has fleas, again. We thought we were rid of them and we definitely were for a while because she didn't have any at her last vet check. Feel like I got an STI informing other dog owners I know because was around them recently and I'd feel awful if we passed them on to anyone else. More likely I'm just gonna make them paranoid over nothing. In the process of washing everything so hopefully we'll be free of them soon.

Now I'm itchy thinking about these fuckers.
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Post by: ChaoSera on 21 Nov 2015, 05:44
Everyone, meet Jörg. He's new around here.
(http://s14.postimg.org/klmpkgv69/IMG_20151120_WA0005.jpg)
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Post by: Welu on 22 Nov 2015, 04:36
Hi Jorg! He's got lovely fur colouring.
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Post by: ChaoSera on 22 Nov 2015, 12:19
He's still very shy and I rarely see him. I hope he feels more comfortable soon.
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Post by: pwhodges on 22 Nov 2015, 14:35
Pixie has fleas, again. We thought we were rid of them

Dog fleas are endemic, really.  That's why it's best to use systemic flea (and tick) killers to keep them at bay.
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Post by: Metope on 25 Nov 2015, 21:24
Can this thread be used for pet advice too? We have a cat who likes to stick her butt over the edge of the cat box and piss on the floor. It has nothing to do with how clean her box is, in fact she prefers to do it when the box is clean. She's always done it occasionally really, but the past few weeks it's been almost every day, sometimes several times a day. We can't have a bath mat and we're sick of buying paper towels. Things we've tried are:

Covered cat box - she hates those and ends up also crapping on the floor instead.
Putting the box on a tray so we can clean the tray instead of the floor - she ends up sitting on the tray and pissing on the floor.

Next thing on the list is getting a new box with taller edges so she can't stick her butt over, but I don't know how humane that is because she's old and I don't want going to the toilet being difficult for her. Any suggestions?
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Post by: ChaoSera on 26 Nov 2015, 01:27
My cat likes to piss in the shower when something's bothering her (thankfully a place that's easy to clean). It can be all sorts of reasons, not just the litterbox being empty. Last week she did it (I'm assuming) because the food bowl was empty over night. Can you think of anything that might bother your cat, besides the litterbox?
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Post by: Metope on 26 Nov 2015, 23:55
Not really anything bothering her that I know of, even when she was stressed because we moved houses she didn't do it this much. I think she does it accidentally, she pees up against the wall of the box and ends up aiming outside of it instead, usually at the place where the wall is at its lowest. I guess getting a tub with consistently sized walls all around would work, as long as it's not too tall. Fingers crossed.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 24 Jan 2016, 08:45
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Snow Teddy!
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Post by: doombilly on 25 Jan 2016, 13:40
(http://i.imgur.com/2lVEjmg.jpg)
L to R Cayenne and Augie
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Post by: Method of Madness on 25 Jan 2016, 19:41
Augie's got a secret and from Cayenne's face, it's a doozy!
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Post by: Noxx on 19 Feb 2016, 00:26
The Frank
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160219/d77f95d0f23d9e50763c461bfccc0056.jpg)
Title: Re: We love our pets!
Post by: Welu on 24 Feb 2016, 09:14
My guinea pig, Eddie, is bloated and has a blockage. Noticed last night that he was being very still and sluggish, when usually he's full of energy and runs around the cage if I reach inside it. This morning he was under a hidey, which is weird for him. He usually likes being out in the open right beside the hay rack. I tried giving him some fresh veggies but he wasn't interested. I booked an appointment for the vet but then he was straining to breathe so I brought him in right away.

He got four shots. Two painkillers, one antibiotics and one fluid, since he hasn't been eating or drinking since at least last night. The vet says his pain doesn't seem too bad since it seems to be caught early but there's still a high chance he might not get better or treatment would be too stressful on him.

I have to give him two more doses of antibiotics and contact the vet tomorrow. He's also separated from Richie so I can make sure if he's pooping or not. If it's short term I think more shots would be okay, but the idea of surgery on him really scares me. Hopefully he'll be showing improvement and it won't come to that choice.
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Post by: doombilly on 24 Feb 2016, 14:18
Here's hoping Eddie makes a speedy recovery.
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Post by: Welu on 25 Feb 2016, 12:18
Update: Failed to get in most of Eddie's dose in this morning. He was very big and round and bloated looking but it went down a lot in a few hours. Part of it was probably just him being all hunched from being uncomfortable at the time.

Eddie got three more shots today and was well enough to get his nails trimmed while he was in the vet. Yesterday he was already so stressed and miserable that the vet decided to not cut them then. He's a lot more energetic and was being very awkward and more like himself when getting the shots and nails done. He even was scrambling a little at the sides of the box I put him in to bring him to the vet. Yesterday he was so motionless and easy to handle, which isn't like him at all. So it was actually a relief to have to fight with him a bit today because it shows he's not in as much pain or as lethargic. The vet said his breathing seems to be better and he's less gassy. He's got one more dose to get and then the pigs can be brought together again, which will help because they both have been a bit miserable being separated.

So relieved that he's doing better.
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Post by: Le Lily Vert on 26 Feb 2016, 01:37
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Hedgehogs! They're not pets of course, but they live in our garden! There's at least one more as well, they're adorable and they make the cutest sniffing noises when searching for food.

They are absolute sweeties. It is alays makes me so sad when my neighbour has a bonfire as i know so many of the snufflling little things have it made it the pile of woods and branch their home, unaware of what it is intended for.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 26 Feb 2016, 04:12
Oh god, really?
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Post by: Welu on 01 Mar 2016, 03:55
Eddie died last night. He was sicker than we thought. Poor piggie.
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Post by: Grognard on 03 Mar 2016, 20:25
:(  HUG.  :(

losing a pet sucks.
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Post by: Metope on 04 Mar 2016, 02:33
I'm so sorry, Welu. You gave him a great piggie life with lots of love. Big hugs!
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Post by: mandyk89 on 05 Mar 2016, 13:24
(http://i.imgur.com/2lVEjmg.jpg)
L to R Cayenne and Augie

Aaaaah!!! So freaking cute!
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Post by: Metope on 07 Mar 2016, 04:04
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160307/ffc0067a275f40736ee1ebfc0d628f8a.jpg)

Norma is SO EXCITED about our new table.
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Post by: Lines on 07 Mar 2016, 13:24
Your kitty is so purty!
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Post by: UniqueNewYork on 10 Mar 2016, 08:13
I think that's her table now!

But yes SO PRETTY <3_<3
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Post by: Welu on 10 Mar 2016, 10:57
While looking for memorial stones for Eddie, I decided to get one for the family dog as well.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtl1/v/t34.0-12/12833411_10208654224575848_1912255333_n.jpg?oh=4eb52271bf4d94fc18b96e6f93c56eb1&oe=56E48C4A)
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Post by: doombilly on 16 Aug 2016, 13:41
(http://i.imgur.com/2lVEjmg.jpg)
L to R Cayenne and Augie

Aaaaah!!! So freaking cute!
We had to put Cayenne down Friday. Much sad. Augie doesn't know what to do with himself. She's been a constant for him since puppydom.  Such a shame that the giant breeds don't live too long.
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Post by: Welu on 16 Aug 2016, 13:43
Sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 11 Sep 2016, 07:12
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Teddy in the park ^_^
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Post by: Lines on 12 Sep 2016, 19:41
Shark of Shame!

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/14224857_10103440471489565_9069199966336916355_n_zpszqlp66yk.jpg)

Kisa has developed a habit of peeing under the dining room table*. So we bought her a hat, which of course she hates. She deserves it.

*We are trying a few things because it's a behavioral thing. Right now we're trying an anti-spraying...spray...and a pheromone plug in that's supposed to help her out with stress. But saying her shark hat is her punishment is just so much more fun...
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Post by: Method of Madness on 21 Sep 2016, 10:12
(https://scontent.fewr1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14370242_1365807576777833_7406357825659433275_n.jpg?oh=2968395139b21529fd736d279bd35494&oe=5880181B)

Teddy spotted a kitty!
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Post by: hedgie on 21 Sep 2016, 10:29
Kisa has developed a habit of peeing under the dining room table*. So we bought her a hat, which of course she hates. She deserves it.

Some cats piss all over things because something disrupts their life.  My ex's cat started pissing all over her belongings because the lovely young lady started spending all her time with me and not the little furball.  Funny thing is that the cat loved me, she was just jealous.
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Post by: Welu on 24 Feb 2017, 13:25
I did something I've talked about doing loads of times and never did for some reason. I gave my guinea pig food while trimming his nails and it was SO EASY. Little chunks of red bell pepper, which seems to be his favourite thing at the moment and he was so busy eating that it took five minutes. Got them way shorter than I usually can because I give up so I can even wait a little longer till doing it next time.

So yeah. Should've done that yonks ago.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 14 Mar 2017, 12:15
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C65sLfTWcAAeyuK.jpg:large)

Teddy having fun in the snow :p

Edit: Now in snow-motion :claireface:

(http://media.giphy.com/media/xUA7b8n6517hmD0uWc/giphy.gif)
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Post by: Case on 14 Mar 2017, 16:07
Shark of Shame!

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b198/andthentherewaslindsey/14224857_10103440471489565_9069199966336916355_n_zpszqlp66yk.jpg)

This is ... Catori!
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Post by: Method of Madness on 03 Apr 2017, 18:45
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Sleepy Teddy
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Post by: Welu on 12 Sep 2017, 07:46
Oh dear, I just had an exciting half hour.

Was clipping guinea pig's nails and hit the quick on one of his back legs and he was bleeding a lot. Had to ring Da to bring me to the vet because Partner is at work. Remembered that ages ago I kept a tiny tub of cornflour for this situation under the guinea pig cage and the drawer wouldn't open so I was panicking. Eventually got it and put some on the nail and the bleeding had stopped by the time we got to the vet. Vet said he's grand and even trimmed one of the nails I missed. So yay. Piggie is fine and having plenty of veggies in his cage now.
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Post by: Method of Madness on 12 Sep 2017, 09:32
How scary! I'm glad Piggie is ok <3
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Post by: Morituri on 09 Feb 2018, 11:11
I often remind people that cats are different than humans, and we should not impute our own desires and sensibilities on the fuzzy little beasts, nor make them proxies for fulfilling wishes we wish for ourselves. 

And yet this morning, I realize that I have done exactly that.  I woke, with the usual crick in my lower back, the usual cramped knees that had been bent for too long, and the usual wish that with all the different standard widths, someone ought to make mattresses in a different length as well. 

And I beheld my cat, peacefully snoozing in the electrically-warmed nest I got him, which is of course long enough for him to stretch out if he wishes.

Curled contentedly into a furry little ball. 

My beloved fuzzy little lap warmer, sometimes I am a fool.  But, all things considered, I am glad to be foolish in a way that lets you be happy rather than miserable.
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Post by: pwhodges on 12 Mar 2018, 07:20
RIP Polly:

(https://cassland.org/images/RIP_Polly_(2004-2018).jpg)
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Post by: Welu on 12 Mar 2018, 15:58
I'm sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Tova on 12 Mar 2018, 16:38
So sorry for your loss.
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Post by: doombilly on 19 Mar 2018, 13:33
Polly had quite the distinguished muzzle. Old dogs are the best dogs.

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Post by: Welu on 15 Apr 2018, 15:42
I was very nervous about Richie the guinea pig before going on holiday because he'd lost a lot of weight. Went from about 1.4 kilos at his biggest to just under 800 grams and that's a massive and scary difference. Mum did a good job with him and listened to my huge list of instructions. He's just under 1 kilo now and if I wasn't worried about him being underweight, I'd be scared of that big a weight gain. Hopefully he'll plateau soon and I'll take care of it if not. I suspect he didn't like the hay I was giving for some reason but the new hay is taking well, plus he's being spoiled with loads of veggies.
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Post by: Blue Kitty on 19 Apr 2018, 16:42
Here's our new puppy Leo. If you think we named him after Tolstoy or da Vinci, you are wrong. We named him after the ninja turtle
(https://scontent.fdet1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30707542_10211978224391949_5172921743026683904_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=ac06988abde0c18ddb442e2e0254dabe&oe=5B4FD58B)
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Post by: Welu on 20 Apr 2018, 00:31
Aw! Hi Leo!
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Post by: pwhodges on 30 Jul 2018, 13:04
New puppy, first two weeks - today was first time out in the cuntry or on the lead:

Meet Dizzy (https://cassland.org/images/Dizzy/Paul/)

(https://cassland.org/images/Dizzy/Paul/DSC03440.JPG)
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Post by: Welu on 30 Jul 2018, 13:12
Hello puppy!
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Post by: hedgie on 30 Jul 2018, 13:35
I'm a cat person, and even I think that pup is adorable.
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Post by: pwhodges on 11 Sep 2018, 06:41
Disraeli is starting to grow up:

(https://cassland.org/images/dizzy/disraeli-1.jpg)
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Post by: nekowafer on 11 Sep 2018, 07:52
PUPPY!

Here, have a kitty.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180911/9c2d7f6ea1f7bbd90a631efc60482c1a.jpg)
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Post by: hedgie on 11 Sep 2018, 07:55
Hmm… A cat exposing its stomach is a sure sign that it wants you to stick your hand into the claw/bite zone.
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Post by: nekowafer on 11 Sep 2018, 07:58
That's actually not a trap! As long as you don't get too crazy, he loves belly rubs. All my cats do.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180911/716808e4cbf48e3e6f4dd994026bccd1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180911/e5bb792a4a43b2306125ca38f6a56e14.jpg)
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Post by: Thrillho on 13 Sep 2018, 05:11
In fairness the biting and scratching is often affectionate. I indulge it quite a lot with my cats and am delighted at the privilege.
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Post by: nekowafer on 14 Sep 2018, 05:37
Oh I love it too, until I start losing blood.
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Post by: Thrillho on 15 Sep 2018, 07:24
Understandable.

...For me it depends on how you define 'losing blood'...
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Post by: Welu on 06 Oct 2018, 12:41
Four years with my doggo! She's chilled out so much since we first got her. Used to be so anxious about everything but she's always been friendly and it's nice seeing her able to relax and have fun easier.