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kioshk 02-12-2010 01:41 PM

Talk About Your Dog(s)/Cat(s)
 
This thread is all about your important (pointless) pet stories.

My damn cat is almost everything to me, she's almost 16 now. We adopted her when we first got the house, so she's like my house to me, but more important. She was just a kitten when she first came here, but brave like a lion. She kept climbing on the freaking roof, from the timbers over the deck. Like a little monkey, and then she'd cry for relief when she got tired of playing. And I'd haul her down.

She's old and slow now, like me. She sleeps at least 20 hours a day, and I keep a portable heater running by her bed of course. We both understand each other so well, which is both sad and comforting.

So this thread is where you tell your pet stories, I think! My cat may chime in with a pithy contribution if she feels it's appropriate.

orange 02-12-2010 01:49 PM

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i :heart: my dog but he's annoying...always wants to go in and out of the house. he also is obsessed with food and will follow ANYONE with any piece of food, begging for any scrap. he'll put his head on your lap with big eyes and sit there, hoping you'll give him a handout.

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7805603_n.jpg

kioshk 02-12-2010 02:03 PM

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Originally Posted by orange (Post 16781352)
i :heart: my dog but he's annoying...always wants to go in and out of the house. he also is obsessed with food and will follow ANYONE with any piece of food, begging for any scrap. he'll put his head on your lap with big eyes and sit there, hoping you'll give him a handout.

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7805603_n.jpg

That's a beautiful dog, Orange, especially in the snow. About annoying, my damn cat wakes me up at least 4 times every night, just for attention. And of course I've improvised a step to make it easier for her to jump up on the bed, to better make that possible.

Dominic 02-12-2010 02:10 PM

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My dog Sammy

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../th_sammy2.jpghttp://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../th_sammy1.jpghttp://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...h_sammy3-1.jpg

In our new, small little place, poor Sammy just had a 5x5 concrete porch for his own space. Even when he was inside with us, the cat would torture him and he'd have no place to go hide or get under. (He's not allowed in the bedrooms) He was miserable.

Finally, I decided to ship him to my sister's home, where they have another dog, 4 kids to play with him all the time, and most importantly - SPACE! Both outside and in...he can romp around, hide all he wants, even go jump in a lake if he so desires.

I miss him like crazy, but I made the decision that was best for him. I did it quick, too, before Noah got all attached to him.

And no, this wasn't my wife's idea...she was more than willing to have Sammy with us and she never asked me to get rid of him.

Anyway...I miss my dog but I'll see him in a couple months...my sister says he's loving every minute of it and is very happy. That's all I could ever want for him.

kioshk 02-12-2010 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominic (Post 16781748)
My dog Sammy

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../th_sammy2.jpghttp://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../th_sammy1.jpghttp://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...h_sammy3-1.jpg

In our new, small little place, poor Sammy just had a 5x5 concrete porch for his own space. Even when he was inside with us, the cat would torture him and he'd have no place to go hide or get under. (He's not allowed in the bedrooms) He was miserable.

Finally, I decided to ship him to my sister's home, where they have another dog, 4 kids to play with him all the time, and most importantly - SPACE! Both outside and in...he can romp around, hide all he wants, even go jump in a lake if he so desires.

I miss him like crazy, but I made the decision that was best for him. I did it quick, too, before Noah got all attached to him.

And no, this wasn't my wife's idea...she was more than willing to have Sammy with us and she never asked me to get rid of him.

Anyway...I miss my dog but I'll see him in a couple months...my sister says he's loving every minute of it and is very happy. That's all I could ever want for him.

Those are gut-wrenching decisions with pets, it's so difficult.

Blarg 02-12-2010 02:15 PM

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Here's my niece, Maile:

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6...imal/Mylie.jpg

She was just a young'un then, and now she has gone on to have young'uns of her own. Here they are, freshly born this Tuesday:

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/DSCN3191.jpg

Here they are in a group audition, hoping for their big break on 2+2:

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6...g/DSCN3193.jpg

You can see the colors vary dramatically in Australian Shepherd litters. We got a high percentage of one of my favorite coats in the doggie kingdom, the blue merle. That's the silvery/blue look. Generally these dogs have a brilliant white chest setting off the rest of their coat. The coats in the last few pics look less than dramatic because everyone is either a newborn or wet or damp, or just kinda beat up from giving birth to eight puppies in the middle of the night.

Here's another one of my niece when she's looking more of her robust and gorgeous self:

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6...l/DSCN2141.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g6...l/DSCN2126.jpg

The other fellow is her friend Buddy. He's not the father of this litter, or related to Maile, but he has grown up to be an unusually large, good-looking dude. Since they were raised together, they may or may not eventually breed. Who can account for the mysteries of love, after all?

These dogs are both ridiculously spirited and happy all the time. Every day and almost every moment seems to be the very best one yet. So they make my parents very happy. And they keep them active, spurring them to go on long daily walks. My mother also has them compete in agility and obedience trials, and they do very well and seem to get a kick out of it. You know how dogs just ache to please. Long story short is, they bring a lot of happiness to the family, and everybody wins.

Blarg 02-12-2010 02:20 PM

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Originally Posted by kioshk (Post 16781618)
That's a beautiful dog, Orange, especially in the snow. About annoying, my damn cat wakes me up at least 4 times every night, just for attention. And of course I've improvised a step to make it easier for her to jump up on the bed, to better make that possible.

I've had to lock my cats out of the bedroom for doing that before. You can love them so much you start to forget how much they are screwing up your health and energy doing that.

orange 02-12-2010 02:21 PM

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great lookin dogs blarg. my family was pretty late to getting dogs (it's only been like a year since we got ours) but i've always liked them.

kioshk 02-12-2010 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Blarg (Post 16781997)
I've had to lock my cats out of the bedroom for doing that before. You can love them so much you start to forget how much they are screwing up your health and energy doing that.

Blarg, if I locked her out, she'd keep me awake all night yowling, c'mon. At least I get a little sleep this way.

Yes, my cat is a terrorist.

kioshk 02-12-2010 02:27 PM

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That dark-haired dog of Blarg's parents' looks a lot like my beloved 3rd dog, Sausage, who was some sort of shepherd mix.

thedeezy 02-12-2010 02:33 PM

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I guess I want have to tard up the EPL thread anymore with my cats.

The Lounge I introduce you to Cowboy and Carlos who are brothers who just turned 9 months old:

Carlos:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...y15/143113.jpg

Cowboy:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...8_36462106.jpg


Both are of these kittens came from a friend of my girlfriend and I who couldn't keep all 3 kittens in the litter. We took all three but gave the girl of the litter to my girlfriends mom.

Bonus pic of all three from back in July - L to R: Zoe, Carlos and Cowboy

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...8_35979274.jpg

I initially just wanted one cat but when I was around Carlos and Cowboy I immediately changed my mind and needed both of them. Cowboy is definitely the more social cat, always wanting to play, chirping at us, waking us up in the morning :(. Carlos is really hit or miss, either wants to lay on you for hours or hide in a closet. I've always been a cat person but hadn't owned one for 6 years since my childhood cat died and I couldn't imagine not having them.

Blarg 02-12-2010 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by orange (Post 16782008)
great lookin dogs blarg. my family was pretty late to getting dogs (it's only been like a year since we got ours) but i've always liked them.

I grew up with tons of dogs and cats and feel very lucky about that. Glad you got the chance to try out the experience yourself. Dogs are great and well worth the effort and expense, IMO.

But I do feel bad when people get them but don't take much care of them. They're not for everybody, by far. Most people are probably a bit too busy or simply self-centered for dogs, IMO. For them I'd recommend a cat instead. Cats love you, but they don't need you so desperately and continually.

Dominic 02-12-2010 02:41 PM

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those are incredible looking dogs, Blarg...

And yes, our cat - a gorgeous main ****, sleeps all day then decides to perform in the middle of the night, yowling like crazy.

Blarg 02-12-2010 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by thedeezy (Post 16782276)
I initially just wanted one cat but when I was around Carlos and Cowboy I immediately changed my mind and needed both of them. Cowboy is definitely the more social cat, always wanting to play, chirping at us, waking us up in the morning :(. Carlos is really hit or miss, either wants to lay on you for hours or hide in a closet. I've always been a cat person but hadn't owned one for 6 years since my childhood cat died and I couldn't imagine not having them.

Carlos is the better looking of the bunch, but even in the kitten photo, Cowboy stands out as fun and bound for glory.

thedeezy 02-12-2010 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Blarg (Post 16782614)
Carlos is the better looking of the bunch, but even in the kitten photo, Cowboy stands out as fun and bound for glory.

I've kind of adopted Carlos as my cat while my girlfriend adopted cowboy as hers. I hope they never lose their love to wrestle one another or sneak attack the other while sleeping

Blarg 02-12-2010 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominic (Post 16782458)
those are incredible looking dogs, Blarg...

I'm more of a "large dog" guy and these are medium, but I wound up liking these a lot. Now I'm a converted Australian Shepherd fan. Partly because they really are as smart as they say, I think, and as active. They seem very tuned into the world and curious. And because my folks have a great yard in a semi-rural area, whatever they reach out to experience is pretty happy stuff, and that reflects in their personalities too. It doesn't hurt that they're pretty, either. Maile looks like a movie star IMO.

Australian Shepherds would probably tear up an apartment, though, so I wouldn't recommend them to more than a small percentage of dog owners. They are truly "working" dogs in that they need to be busy and challenged, and if they're not, all sorts of problems may develop. My mother training them in agility is about a perfect fit for their personalities and desire to get out there and do the heck out of something.

Dominic 02-12-2010 03:53 PM

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yeah, I'd get one of the largest dog in the world if I could...Irish Wolfhounds!

http://declubz.com/blog/wp-content/u...argest-dog.jpghttp://dogbreedswiki.com/images/dogs...Wolfhound1.jpg

Or maybe a mastiff!

http://www.gentlegiantsrescue.com/im...%20Mastiff.jpg

i love big dogs

High Time John 02-12-2010 04:24 PM

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The only time my cat meows is at 6 am, outside my bedroom door (or inside the bedroom if the door is open). She's like an alarm clock cat. Any suggestions on curing this.

Blarg 02-12-2010 04:42 PM

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Water pistol.

Dominic 02-12-2010 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by High Time John (Post 16784724)
The only time my cat meows is at 6 am, outside my bedroom door (or inside the bedroom if the door is open). She's like an alarm clock cat. Any suggestions on curing this.

get up at 5:30

kioshk 02-12-2010 04:47 PM

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Blarg would water pistol-whip it upside the head, to teach it a lesson.

High Time John 02-12-2010 04:55 PM

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I could have its vocal cords surgically removed.

kioshk 02-12-2010 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Blarg (Post 16782331)
But I do feel bad when people get them but don't take much care of them. They're not for everybody, by far. Most people are probably a bit too busy or simply self-centered for dogs, IMO.

After my cat dies, no more for me. I grew up with dogs, and they were so great, but no way could or would I take proper care of a dog now.

The lady across the street leaves her poor dog alone 10-12 hours every day, and it kills me to hear this thing yapping all the time. And the richness is, if her ugly advertisement-laden car is to be believed, she's in some sort of pet grooming business her own self. Just criminal.

donkimchi 02-12-2010 08:43 PM

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my vet trip just cost me 399dollars!! lets talk about that haha damn vets

Blarg 02-12-2010 08:48 PM

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Yeah they can get pretty crazy, and there seems to be a huge difference in quality.

kioshk 02-12-2010 09:04 PM

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Blarg is now on record as being against big vet bills, so I will agree with you there, Blarg.

My cat is healthy, sturdy like Russian ox. I feed her nothing but borscht and vodka, make her run naked in snow, teach her poetry, only long novels.

kingweed 02-13-2010 02:41 PM

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I've got a labradoodle called Poppy almost a year old. Very shy and doesn't bite or attack anyone and get along with great with every dog on the street. Not much else to say really.

Only got a couple of pictures of her on the PC and they are from when she was a puppy:
http://sites.google.com/site/kingweed1/poppy1.jpg
http://sites.google.com/site/kingweed1/poppy2.jpg
http://sites.google.com/site/kingweed1/poppy3.jpg
http://sites.google.com/site/kingweed1/poppy4.jpg

Will upload a couple more of her later :)

kioshk 02-13-2010 02:45 PM

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Poppy is a labradoodle, what a little sweetie. Labradoodle is such a great word.

Blarg 02-13-2010 03:08 PM

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Very cute puppy!

kingweed 02-14-2010 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by kioshk (Post 16802506)
Poppy is a labradoodle, what a little sweetie. Labradoodle is such a great word.

Labradoodle. :)

Everyone always repeats it in a surprised voice when they ask what type of dog she is.

Here she is this morning:
http://sites.google.com/site/kingweed1/bigpoppy.jpg

Blarg 02-14-2010 03:29 PM

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I can't tell if she looks perfectly fine or like she's got the hangover of the century.

Enrique 02-14-2010 04:00 PM

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I have a mixed black lab called Richy that my wife and I adopted from a shelter in October. He is very big. I walk him two times a day and usually have a lot of fun doing so. I specially like racing him and wrestling him. He prefers to play tug of war. It is very relaxing to walk every morning and every night with him.

katyseagull 02-14-2010 04:03 PM

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That labradoodle is cute but the hair around his face looks like it would get yucky with food and water.

Where is the Irish guy at? I want to know how he's enjoying his Brittany Spaniel or whatever it is he has. I am contemplating getting one and have questions for him.

ScottieK 02-14-2010 04:03 PM

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Blarg, I'm glad to see those Australian Shepherds looking so good and hearing about how they make your family happy. Yesterday, my wife and I adopted this Aussie Shepherd mix puppy. We named her Nutmeg.

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/9206/nutmeg1.jpg

She's about nine or ten weeks old. We chose her over another dog that had a gray coat and very blue eyes....really cute, but Nutmeg won us over. She's very laid back, and she loves to sleep.

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3323/nutmeg2.jpg

We have been taking her for walks, and she is getting the hang of it. We're also trying to crate-train her. She does get whiny when we leave her in there and leave the room. But overall, she's been good about being in there. Nutmeg has started to eat and to earn treats. We have read that Australian Shepherds are eager to please and need mental stimulation to avoid boredom.

Unfortunately, our cat Meeko does not appreciate Nutmeg being in the house. Meeko is also very laid back, and he hasn't really checked Nutmeg out yet. He just keeps to himself. We don't allow Nutmeg to go everywhere in the house yet. Meeko does have his own space for now. We have caught Meeko sneaking into the room to spy on Nutmeg. Nutmeg doesn't even notice. We figure Meeko will get comfortable with Nutmeg on his own schedule.

Any tips about raising puppies or Australian Shepherds would be greatly appreciated.

katyseagull 02-14-2010 04:08 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by orange (Post 16781352)
i :heart: my dog but he's annoying...always wants to go in and out of the house. he also is obsessed with food and will follow ANYONE with any piece of food, begging for any scrap. he'll put his head on your lap with big eyes and sit there, hoping you'll give him a handout.

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._7805603_n.jpg

What kind of dog is this?

Blarg 02-14-2010 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottieK (Post 16823242)
Blarg, I'm glad to see those Australian Shepherds looking so good and hearing about how they make your family happy. Yesterday, my wife and I adopted this Aussie Shepherd mix puppy. We named her Nutmeg.

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/9206/nutmeg1.jpg

She's about nine or ten weeks old. We chose her over another dog that had a gray coat and very blue eyes....really cute, but Nutmeg won us over. She's very laid back, and she loves to sleep.

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/3323/nutmeg2.jpg

We have been taking her for walks, and she is getting the hang of it. We're also trying to crate-train her. She does get whiny when we leave her in there and leave the room. But overall, she's been good about being in there. Nutmeg has started to eat and to earn treats. We have read that Australian Shepherds are eager to please and need mental stimulation to avoid boredom.

Unfortunately, our cat Meeko does not appreciate Nutmeg being in the house. Meeko is also very laid back, and he hasn't really checked Nutmeg out yet. He just keeps to himself. We don't allow Nutmeg to go everywhere in the house yet. Meeko does have his own space for now. We have caught Meeko sneaking into the room to spy on Nutmeg. Nutmeg doesn't even notice. We figure Meeko will get comfortable with Nutmeg on his own schedule.

Any tips about raising puppies or Australian Shepherds would be greatly appreciated.

I can maybe pass them along to my mom if you like. Probably a specific question would be best.

She is thinking of starting up a blog about Aussies now that she is retired. I got one started for her, but she was too wrapped up in her work and social life to bother with it before. She's a terrible technophobe, but I told her all she has to do is write and I can post it for her. We'll see.

Nutmeg looks very cute. Crate training is a great idea too. Nobody ever did this when I was a kid, but now it has caught on. I thought it was a little weird of mean at first, but now I'm finding my mom's adult aussies really enjoy their crates and go in them voluntarily quite frequently. It's their little indoor doghouse and they like it.

If Nutmeg expresses her Aussie side much, you will have to spend some physical time with her every day, like real walks, not just hugs, or she might develop problems that manifest in weird ways, everything from tearing up furniture to pulling our her own hair and having stress-induced illnesses. Aussies really are working dogs in every sense. They need to work. It makes them happy. They are not the lazy footwarmer type. In a way, an active dog like an Aussie is a dog you have to "live up to" if you don't want them to become destructive or sick or unhappy. They are simply too smart and driven to be treated like a potato or part of the living room decor.

So my first suggestion is, energetic walks every day without fail. Right after work is great. Our Aussies got a huge kick out of those slingshots you can get, the really big ones with surgical tubing and a metal brace that wraps around the back of your wrist, which you can use to launch tennis balls far away. They can get a lot of running in, and their curiosity is sparked. And every time they return with the ball in their mouths, you can praise them and pet them. They'll think the whole experience is the greatest thing on earth. In fact, so much so that you have to pace them or they'll run themselves flat and just plop down in exhaustion for a while and ultimately forget about the ball.

Also, if you're walking around outside, don't forget dogs don't wear shoes. Sometimes they get hurt feet from rough rocks, or blisters from hot pavement. You might not even know it until you see them limping, by which point they're already hurting and it's too late. So if you see multiple paths through a park, for instance, or that one side of the street has some cool grass for them to walk on and the other has only the hot sidewalk, make the extra effort to take the route that will keep their feet healthy. You don't want to have them making a long walk home on a blister, and a 40 or 60 pound dog is not easy to carry around for long.

hobbes9324 02-14-2010 04:59 PM

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We have three cats - we travel too much to have dogs.

Two of them "belong" to my wife. My cat is Fennimore - about to hit 22 years old.

Which is really old for a cat, and he's starting to have health issues - had a bladder stone about a year ago that needed two operations, but he pulled thru.

He walks into a room and looks around, like "what did I come in here for" - which is something that I find myself doing (I'm 54).

He's a great cat. I hope he can sneak thru another year - he'll leave a hole in my life when he's gone.

MM MD

Blarg 02-14-2010 05:02 PM

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Holy cow, a 22 year old cat? That is rare indeed. Is he a mix, or a particular breed?

SL__72 02-14-2010 05:15 PM

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Blarg,

I know I've said this before but these are some of the coolest dogs I've ever seen. Maile's eyes are amazing.

Blarg 02-14-2010 05:28 PM

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I think so too. They even match her outfit. Love the "blue" color on both cats and dogs, and I think the coats overall on these dogs are spectacular. The white on their chests is, I dunno, somehow absolutely brilliantly white, more so than the other white dogs we've owned and I've seen. I wasn't particularly prepared to like this breed, but their beauty plus their intelligence won me over hard and quick. It also doesn't hurt at all that the long coats of Aussies don't get tangled up much or shed much, and they clean off very easily, dirt not staining their coats at all. Compared to my long-time favorite dog, the German shepherd, whose coat is easily stained, can be oily, and sheds like crazy.

Isn't it funny how easy it is to see which one is the male and which one is the female in that bottom picture?

kioshk 02-14-2010 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Blarg (Post 16822614)
I can't tell if she looks perfectly fine or like she's got the hangover of the century.

She's been on the internet again, reading Blarg's long Lounge posts. ;)

kingweed 02-14-2010 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Blarg (Post 16824346)
Holy cow, a 22 year old cat? That is rare indeed. Is he a mix, or a particular breed?

Was just about to say that, do you feed it premium food or the cheaper brands?

orange 02-14-2010 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by katyseagull (Post 16823329)
What kind of dog is this?

it's an american eskimo...it's pretty damn small, picture doesnt really show its size. it's probably like 15 pounds tops.

derosnec 02-14-2010 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominic (Post 16784025)
i love big dogs

decided to google big dogs after your post and came across this video. now i have to have one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2C5mF6LbxA

hobbes9324 02-14-2010 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Blarg (Post 16824346)
Holy cow, a 22 year old cat? That is rare indeed. Is he a mix, or a particular breed?

Just your standard "rescue" pound cat. I think he's lasted as long as he has because nothing bothers him. People, dogs, noises.....it's all good as far as old Fenner goes.

MM MD

diddy! 02-14-2010 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominic (Post 16782458)
those are incredible looking dogs, Blarg...

And yes, our cat - a gorgeous main ****, sleeps all day then decides to perform in the middle of the night, yowling like crazy.

****??? seriously? that's just sad that has to be starred out.

derosnec 02-14-2010 11:50 PM

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how much would it cost roughly a month to feed a big dog like a saint bernard? ive never owned a dog so i have no idea.

SL__72 02-15-2010 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Blarg (Post 16824805)
Isn't it funny how easy it is to see which one is the male and which one is the female in that bottom picture?

Definitely. There is something almost humanly distinctive in their look that tells you.

Is her mixed coloration common? It's incredible.

Blarg 02-15-2010 01:08 PM

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Yes, it's common in that breed. Not as common as in the litter picture I posted, but still pretty common. The coat coloration is called a blue merle.

kioshk 02-15-2010 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by hobbes9324 (Post 16830950)
Just your standard "rescue" pound cat. I think he's lasted as long as he has because nothing bothers him. People, dogs, noises.....it's all good as far as old Fenner goes.

MM MD

That's how my cat is, like Buddha. Our earlier cats were so high-strung. One would crawl into kitchen cabinet whenever he heard thunder. The doorbell would send him scurrying off to hide. He was a great hunter, though. He'd kill these little gecko lizards and line them up on the front porch for us to admire. That cat meant a lot to me. He was solid white, and he was a grown stray when we got him.

When we lived in an apartment, our cat would stalk this dachshund. He'd hide in a tree and then pounce on it, but just to play. He loved to play. The dachshund's owner told this to my wife, and she capped it off with, "Heidi is terrified of him."


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