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ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????
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Many of us share our homes & lives w/ animals. Are they part of your family or merely posessions or pesky pests??????????  some of us think of our animals as family members,trying to provide
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Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????

posted at 2/15/2011 7:39 AM EST
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Gale - did you do something special for Romeo? 
I treat these miserable cats so special every day - I don't know what to do on their birthday

Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????

posted at 2/15/2011 4:44 PM EST
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Gale - did you do something special for Romeo?  I treat these miserable cats so special every day - I don't know what to do on their birthday
Posted by Nancy G


I baked cupcakes and Romeo had his after we sang Happy Birthday to him.He ate that right up (no frosting) and then he sat there looking at me wanting another. :( Rocky and Romeo get treats everyday,I don't think he noticed much difference except for the singing which I don't think he appreciated our efforts.Smile

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posted at 2/16/2011 8:27 AM EST
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Well .... why didn't you give him another??!  lol lol
Give him a birthday hug for me.

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posted at 2/17/2011 8:44 PM EST
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I have a 4 yr old cane corso, that is a 120 lbs of love and affection..he is an italian mastiff, and is a love monger, lol..and his best friend is our 12 week old dachund named chilli..can't imagine life without them...Cane is my buddy and friend...

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posted at 2/17/2011 9:05 PM EST
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Hi Kathy - welcome to  VBB.  We would love to see photos of your Cane and Chilli.  Can you show us some?
My avatar is Badcat.

Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????

posted at 2/18/2011 7:37 PM EST
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Hi NANCY; For our kities BIRTHDAYS;  we usualy treat them to their fave food; provide a lap for as long as desired, spend extra time cuddling & often buy a new toy
Really  the same old daily routine; but we" think" it's special;since they always seem so content.It'sdifficltto find somethingdifferent/specilwhen, asyo say; they are spoiled every day UndecidedOh yes, open drapes(window, to if weather pemits)  & provide a fluffy  rug in
  a sunny spot[ in winter; In summer it's pillow in cooler spot.Cool  ETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????:
Gale - did you do something special for Romeo?  I treat these miserable cats so special every day - I don't know what to do on their birthday
Posted by Nancy G

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posted at 2/19/2011 8:06 PM EST
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Cali, our rescued beasty girl cat; has become a snuggler & cuddler.Overnight I am awakened by her atabout0200 hrs; w/her purring & chewingon my hair:ouch! She then sneaks under the blankets & preses up against me for warmth.I put one arm around her;rub her neck & chin; even tummy.She remains there purring & content till  I have to get up. 
Maestro; rescued sweet baby boy is stillsweet & gentle.He perches on pawpaw( Daddy)'s
 shoulder or mine betwen 5 & 6 AM ( we usually get up at 6AM and he just wants to be sure we do not over -sleepWinkYesterday;Cali found a sunny spot in front of the patio sliders.There was a pillow there Surprised (placed there by meowme Innocentor pawpawInnocent) & she spread herself out in a spot of sunshine & napped there for hours.OOH,I was so jealousEmbarassedI wanted that sunny spot for myself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????

posted at 2/25/2011 1:31 PM EST
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 My dogs have always been just like my children,even when my kids were little.I came home from the hospital last night to find my sweet little Rocky too weak to even stand.I had to make the decision and it was time to say good bye to my faithful little friend of fifteen years.I'll miss you Rocky,my angel puppy.

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posted at 2/25/2011 3:13 PM EST
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Gale, I'm so sorry!!!! It is so hard to let them go. I bet Rocky had an awesome 15 years with you!!! How are you
doing after your surgery? I'm glad to see you back, I missed you!!!!

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posted at 2/26/2011 12:27 AM EST
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Gale, I'm so sorry!!!! It is so hard to let them go. I bet Rocky had an awesome 15 years with you!!! How are you doing after your surgery? I'm glad to see you back, I missed you!!!!
Posted by Carol P


Thanks Carol for your concern it means a lot.My procedure did not go as planned and after spending two days in the hospital and to come home to my little dog so sick.I'm just heart broken.Thanks again for your concern.

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posted at 2/26/2011 12:45 AM EST
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Sarah:  So sorry to hear about Bailey!
Marie

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posted at 2/26/2011 2:09 AM EST
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Gale, I feel so bad for you and I know how you feel!!! We lost our Sassy cat in August. She was 2 days short of
her 16th birthday. We miss her so much!!  I am so sorry your procedure did not go as planned? Susan and Nikki
are looking for you too!!!! We all missed you!!! I will be praying for you!!

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posted at 2/26/2011 12:57 PM EST
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Gale, talk about a "double whammy" to not have surgery go as planned then to find out that you have to make another difficult decision. 
It is something that I am sure we have all had to face or will face.  All I can say is that you made the most loving choice.  Rocky trusted in you to make the right choice.

How are you ?

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posted at 2/26/2011 4:22 PM EST
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Sorry to hear about BAILEY.  I sure wish I was there holding your hand as a good friend would do! It is the hardest thing or choice that we are faced with but it the most last loving act we can do for our fur babies!  Again I so sorry.

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 My dogs have always been just like my children,even when my kids were little.I came home from the hospital last night to find my sweet little Rocky too weak to even stand.I had to make the decision and it was time to say good bye to my faithful little friend of fifteen years.I'll miss you Rocky,my angel puppy.
Posted by gale g


Gale...

My heart goes out to you!  You did the right thing for Rocky, it's a very hard decision to make but know in your heart, you did right by him.  We can't let our little loved ones suffer and hold on to those special memories that you have of your Angel puppy!  God bless, Jinx and I sends hugs your way!  

I have been concerned and thinking of you!  How are you my VBB friend?

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posted at 2/26/2011 10:04 PM EST
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 My dogs have always been just like my children,even when my kids were little.I came home from the hospital last night to find my sweet little Rocky too weak to even stand.I had to make the decision and it was time to say good bye to my faithful little friend of fifteen years.I'll miss you Rocky,my angel puppy.
Posted by gale g


Gale:  I am so sorry to hear about Rocky.  You and he are in my prayers.  Please take care of yourself.  How are you doing?
Marie F.

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posted at 2/26/2011 11:25 PM EST
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Hi Susan,Nikki,Carol ,Marie and Jinx, Thank you so much for your kind words.I lost my little buddy,Rocky.He was not friendly with people outside of my home and I'm probably the only person that he ever totally trusted.I feel bad because he went down hill so fast,maybe he thought that I was not coming back.That little dog never left my side when I got sick fourteen years ago.I start crying every time I think of him.I always felt that he was my little guardian angel sent to look after me.I will miss that little dog with all my heart,until we meet again.

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posted at 2/27/2011 9:21 AM EST
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Hi Susan,Nikki,Carol ,Marie and Jinx, Thank you so much for your kind words.I lost my little buddy,Rocky.He was not friendly with people outside of my home and I'm probably the only person that he ever totally trusted.I feel bad because he went down hill so fast,maybe he thought that I was not coming back.That little dog never left my side when I got sick fourteen years ago.I start crying every time I think of him.I always felt that he was my little guardian angel sent to look after me.I will miss that little dog with all my heart,until we meet again.
Posted by gale g


It sounds to me like you were meant to be together for the time you needed each other.  You need him at the same time he needed you, that does not happen all the time. 

Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????

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We both love animals and have had both a cat and a dog.  Both lived to the ripe old age of 18.  However, now we travel a lot and we would hate to put an animal in the kennel all the time.  We decided that we would wait to get another pet when we can't be on the go so much.  So now we have "grand dogs".  Our daughter and her family have two Corgis, which are the sweetest dogs, but they do try to herd you, the kids, and anything else that comes into the yard ( including the pool man and the gardeners).  They are brother and sister, named Indiana ( INDY) and Dakota.  They get their exercise herding the pool sweep, It is a riot to watch them.
My son and his family have a golden retreiver named Abby.  She loves the water, and they can't keep her out of their swimming pool.  She is getting older about 8 years old and being a larger dog and having several physical problems, who knows how much longer she will last.
My grand daughter, who is 13 and in 8th grade wants to become a veterinarian.  She is a volunteer at Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek, Ca. (or ARF)  She is a "kitty person" now, but when she gets to high school, she can take the "dog training".  In case of the grand dogs, they are definately members of the family.

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posted at 2/27/2011 1:37 PM EST
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In Response to Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS??????????????????? : It sounds to me like you were meant to be together for the time you needed each other.  You need him at the same time he needed you, that does not happen all the time. 
Posted by nikki p


When I adopted Rocky from the APL,he was about three months old.My female Border Collie was going through a false pregnancy,her milk even came in.I found Rocky for her to help her through a time when she needed a puppy.I had her spayed and him neutered and they were a pair,never apart.She is the only dog he ever liked.He really had fear aggression,he liked no other dog and no one outside my family.He was my little shadow.You are right we needed each other.I am so grateful that I adopted Romeo last April,I couldn't imagine my loss,if he were not here with me.
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