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Old 06-03-2017, 12:36 AM   #1
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I have a cat and a dog. The dog's name is Astra and the cat's name is Sammy. I find pets to be a wonderful part of my life. How about you?
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Old 06-04-2017, 10:23 AM   #2
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Here's my list:

Charlie - old dog, chi-chi, inside
Angus - young dog a sweetie, also chi-chi, inside
Bob the Bum - old 20 lb rescue cat, black long haired, inside
Black Kitty - 8 year old outside cat partially feral, never gave him a name

I honestly could not get through everyday without these animals. They give such love and loyalty and just want to be by your side.

Charlie came to us after I lost my Broozer when he was nine and just days after my 2nd chemo treatment. I don't think I've ever cried so much as when I lost that precious dog. We call Charlie, old man and grump-a-lump

Angus came to us a year after my chemo ended when my husband and daughter 'thought' I needed another dog since I was home disabled with SFN.
He has been a blessing and my husband's favorite. He was able to have a year and a half with with sweet baby before my husband passed away.

Bob, bless his heart, weighted 5 lbs when my husband found him at work. He was pitiful when my husband brought him home....after vet services and lots of love and food he flourished into a 20 lb beauty in 4 months !

And Black Kitty.....that poor cat....I told my niece I wanted an outside cat and she brings me one that was raised in a tree by the mother cat. No social skills whatsoever ! He will let me pet him when I feed him but is very, very skiddish.....short haired solid black and is very trim and fit.

Sorry I wrote a book but I do so love my animals. They saved me after my husband passed in 2015 along with this site !

Thanks for starting the thread and thanks to anyone that read my entire post.


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Old 06-04-2017, 12:04 PM   #3
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I have one inside kitty named Panda. She was one of three cats (Tigger and Gracie have passed on) and seems to enjoy being the only cat now. She does get lots of attention!

I have also fed a family of feral cats that have lived in my barn for the past nine years. They were born there shortly after I moved here and I started feeding them as soon as Mama Callie brought them to the porch. There were a total of four kittens born on Halloween 2008. I gave them candy names since it was Trick or Treat time. Snickers, KitKat, Hershey and Taffy. Snickers has since passed away but the Mom cat Callie and the three others have stayed here ever since. Another cat has shown up out of the blue and has decided he likes it here so he joined the group. His name is Mr. Mooney. They eat alot but I love them and want them to be healthy.

That's my crew! Next........
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My husband and I have always had cats. You can see some photos of them in my profile.

Not a day goes by that they don't amuse us, amaze us, and surprise us.

We only let one out now a small bit, and the other remains an inside cat. This is because of a almost grown kitten, who was being trained outdoors for over a month disappeared 4 yrs ago
and was very traumatic for us. Our vet thinks she was taken by a neighbor. So our eldest Weezie learned "outside" before this traumatic event so we allow brief times for her to be out in nice weather.

This photo of Weezie is from 2 days ago as she looked up the outdoor stairs at my husband. I think it is very cute.
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Old 06-04-2017, 05:54 PM   #5
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We just have one dog... a 15 1/2 pound schnauzer / poodle mix (a "schnoodle".) His name is Joey. We've had him for... oh... around 10 years or so now. We adopted him from a local companion animal rescue organization. He is close to being, possibly is, the most important thing in our lives. Sadly Joey was recently diagnosed as having kidney disease. And there is no cure for this in dogs. He's now on some blood pressure medication & a special diet. And so far he seems to be just his normal healthy self. But we do fear for his future. Thanks for asking!
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Old 06-04-2017, 11:26 PM   #6
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I have two young female cats, Blackberry and Waiwaiaa (this is Maori for "beautiful".

They are indoor cats, mainly because of the risk of ticks here.

They are full of energy though have different personalities - Blackberry is quite reserved but Waiwaiaa is an extrovert - she is on my shoulders, purring loudly as I type. They both enjoy their and my company.

Here is a picture of them - Blackberry is on the left.
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I have a Blue Crowned conure by the name of Bodhi. She is going through her first molt. So I am saving her larger feathers for some lucky recipients. She likes her citrus and today I introduced her to mandarin oranges. The little segments are just the right size to hold in her claw.
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This is Badcat and Peaches .... Brother and sister who turned 7 years old yesterday.
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We have two rescue cats, Rocky and Daisy. They are 10 and 7 years old.
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I have 2 boys (felines) Squeaky Toy and Snowcap. Squeaky Toy is a 17 years old Bengal mix and quite the talker now. When we first got him however he never mewed unless you squeezed him, hence the name. He's an indoor/outdoor kitty, who earlier this year I thought might have to go in for the long sleep . He started crying out in his sleep, lost a ton of weight and was drinking tons of water. Got him into the vet prepared for the worst and was so thankful to learn that it was merely arthritis. His kidneys were fine, no diabetes, he's now on Metcam everyday but has already packed back on about 4 lbs and is feeling frisky once more. But he is our fearless hunter (and quite the clever one too... he baits moles with worms anytime it rains and afterwards it's a mole graveyard in our front yard).

And then there's Snowcap... 8 years old but not the most graceful or clever of kitties. I tend to call him my little "puppycat", though he does know how to close the doors, and he does know all the 'classic dog' tricks, sit, rollover, lay, stay, paw. He's either mostly ragdoll in breed or suffered from serious psychological and neurological damage as a young kitten, younger than 6 weeks of age which is when I rescued him from a very inexperienced adopter.

Short side of a long story, friend of a friend thinks they want cats because easier to care for than dogs, gets 2 kittens from a "friend" whose cat just had kittens *literally*. Snowcap's sister went to the vet for rehab and eventual adoption by someone with a bit more experience and I 'rescued' Snowcap. His sister was in worse shape because he adopted her first, at just 3 weeks of age, then 2 weeks later adopted Snowcap, and then a week later I was pulled into it through our mutual friend, by then sister was very malnourished.

But whether breed plays a role as well or not, Snowcap is a highly dependent kitty, who always has to be right on top of his people, greets us at the door when we come in, thinks anything we're eating must be good so he loves lettuce and carrots and vegetation of all sorts, less so on the meats. He still thinks that he should be able to curl up and sleep in ball caps like he did as a tiny 2 oz kitten, and can't quite figure out why it doesn't work for him now that he's nearly 25lbs of cat. He insists on being carried around at least once a day, and is happiest of all if he can get that while being hung upside down. That his humans might drop him, never once has come into his head as he goes instantly boneless once you pick him up and starts purring up a storm. And not just for my DH and I but anyone that comes over to the house, he's there to meet and greet and insisted on being picked up and carried about till your arms feel like falling off in answer to his dead weight.

Though surprisingly enough, while we rarely have folks over that aren't family members who the cats have known since being kittens, neither of them are nervous about strangers. Kids and adults alike are treated equally, by both my boys when they come over, Squeaky Toy greets them and does the typical cat thing of "I know I look good and so soft and I suppose I'll let you touch me for a minute, okay 45 seconds that was good enough" While Snowcap is trying to run up their legs and jump into their arms "Hello there person I just met *flop* to the kitchen! I'll show you where they hide the cookie jar!"
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