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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 6/25/2012 9:16 AM EDT
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Erica, sorry about Gabby. 
I am glad that you are able to bring home another. 
What is his name? 
4 years old for a Lab is almost nothing I think from knowing the Lab's that my daughter had by 4 they are almostready to settle down.  The lady that did my hair for a while had a Labradoodle and he was just the sweetest dog.
I hope all goes well on Thursday as well as Friday.  I will be thinking of all of you.

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

posted at 6/26/2012 7:12 AM EDT
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Erica, sorry about Gabby.  I am glad that you are able to bring home another.  What is his name?  4 years old for a Lab is almost nothing I think from knowing the Lab's that my daughter had by 4 they are almost ready to settle down.  The lady that did my hair for a while had a Labradoodle and he was just the sweetest dog. I hope all goes well on Thursday as well as Friday.  I will be thinking of all of you.
Posted by nikki p


Thank you Nikki.  Gabby has been a part of our lives for a long time, and I sure will miss her, at least the way she used to be until recently, when old age really caught up with her.  I will stay with her until the end; her vet was concerned that I would not be able to "take it" but I have stayed with other animals, both fosters and my own, and helped with euthanizing sick or injured animals at work, so I should be ok. Sad, but I promise not to faint!
My new pooch's name is Oscar, at least at the moment.  He just doesn't look like an "Oscar" to me!  I am looking forward to having a dog I can take to the dogpark to play, and to go for long walks with.  Bassets are wonderful, funny dogs, but most of them are more interested in following their super-sensitive noses than playing or walking outdoors! 

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posted at 6/26/2012 7:18 AM EDT
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Thanks, Nikki...I answered you once, but it hasn't shown up, so I hope I don't end up with a double post!
Gabby has been a part of our lives for a long time; I will stay with her right through the process so she won't feel alone and scared.  Poor old girl - this past year she has changed so much as both her hearing and her sight left her.
My new doggie is currently named Oscar, but he just doesn't look like an Oscar to me, so I'm not certain that will remain.  I have to say I am looking forward to a dog who will enjoy the dog park and will play with me and go for long walks.  Bassets are a wonderful, funny breed, but they get so busy sniffing with those super-sensitive noses that you don't get very far on walks, and many of them are too laid back to want any kind of extended play sessions!
So it will be a huge change around our house...hope I am up to the challenge!

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

posted at 6/26/2012 9:31 AM EDT
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Erica, I had the same problems with posting the  past 2 days.  A post would not show up for a while.

I was with my German Shepherd when I had to have her euthanized.  Not easy for me but I am sure it was a comfort for her.  She just relaxed and for once was out of pain.  For that I am sorry I waited so long it was selfish on my part to keep her longer than I should have.

I am sure that you will find a good name once his personality begins to show.  Hard thing though to change a 4 year olds name.
Enjoy your youngster!

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

posted at 6/26/2012 10:13 PM EDT
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Erica .... many years ago when I lost a cat someone sent me this .......

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own
live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan ......."

"the Once Again Prince" Irving Townsend

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

posted at 6/27/2012 6:58 AM EDT
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Erica .... many years ago when I lost a cat someone sent me this ....... "We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan ......." "the Once Again Prince" Irving Townsend
Posted by Nancy G


That's beautiful, Nancy.  Thanks for posting it !

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

posted at 6/29/2012 10:08 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
both Cali Maestro aretaking it easy in this hot humid weather ; running less,eating less & looking for cooler quiet spots to relax.
Meowme & paw paw may enjoy the fan's breeze but kities don't llike wind in their facesFrown
Maestro likes to lick the inside ofan oreo " a♪♫.. kitty'll eat themiddle of an oreo first"♪♫..He only gets the golden side; pawpaw hogs the chocolate sideSmile

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

posted at 6/30/2012 5:59 PM EDT
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GRANA here;

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

posted at 7/1/2012 5:52 AM EDT
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Someone's dog ( suppose to be hubby's ) ate a Pup-Peroni stick from the mail lady (I break them up into pieces about 1/3 inch since she is the size of a cat) & did not chew good. Her tummy rumbled for about 12 hours & was so loud I could hear it across the room. I got out a spoon & ramekin  & warmed up some watered down broth from a can of chicken rice soup &  dribbled 2 spoonsful of broth into her mouth every 30 to 45 min.  till all was digested.  We have had her almost 7 yrs. & this is the 3rd. time I have had to do this. She will not eat (even a treat) or drink. I wrap her in a blanket & hold her on my lap to do this. After several hours, she will lick the broth from the spoon & a few hrs. after that she will eat some of the soup (rice & broth) & the next day she will have more of the soup (this time with the bits of chicken in it) & later that day I mix a little of the soup with her dry food & finally the next day all is back to normal, BUT I cannot use her food bowl ( I have to use the ramekin ) till she is all better.  I think she remembers the first time this happened & thinks the ramekin makes her better.
Does this make her a part of the family?

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

posted at 7/1/2012 8:29 AM EDT
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Fran - she IS a part of the family - a much lovedv very fortunate part. 
I'm so glad to hear she will be much better.

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

posted at 7/1/2012 3:33 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 It was  generous  Innocentof your  letter carrier to give a treat BUT, nobody should ever feed anything to an animal, not therir own( see zoo signs& (" DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS!")there is always the risk of being bitten or causing a problem to an animalw/ tummy issues.I'm surprised that it asn't aught n their long tranng period.Perhaps you could  inform her 
nicelyKiss of the problem your  dog has w/ treatsUndecided?
A neighbor's young ethusiastic German shorthair pointewr puppy always jumps into my  lap & kisses me.[ I'm seated in a wheelchair o i'm  asking for it]Smile   I gave my neighbor a small  bag oftreats for is approval, & after he approved of them for her,I carry a few in my purse & offer them only if he approves that day ( she might not be well, so I ask each time)InnocentI  makeher sit eachtime 'cuz  he really didn'twanther rewardedfor jumping on meeven thoughI don't mind.I hold the treat up & say"SIT" he pushes her back end  down  to a sit position& she gets her treat. She is nearly trained now to not jump up his desire) & is pleasedw/ the dog training help gave.Sheis thriledto sit & get rewarded.We usedto raisedogs& I took dog traing classes ; learnedhwto train an excited puppy to  be well mannered.It's easy when there are 2 humans  being consistant & rewards are given.
 
ioned  treat caused so much trouble.

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

posted at 7/2/2012 7:05 AM EDT
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Since I mentioned Oscar, my brand new family member with liver disease, I thought I would try to post a photo of my big goofy guy.  Let's see whether this works!
Nope.  Well, darn!!!

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

posted at 7/2/2012 8:02 AM EDT
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     I have my little dog and she is part of my family.

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

posted at 7/4/2012 3:43 PM EDT
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GRANA here;"PIZZACAT":*A*M*U*S*I*N*G*/S*I*L*L*Y*?????

  I hink the heat has  gotten to me Embarassedplease commentWink


 

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

posted at 7/4/2012 3:51 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 We have paid tibute to our dogs & cats; what about our fish?

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

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GRANA  here;"PIZZACAT": *A*M*U*S*I*N*G*/S*I*L*L*Y*?????   I hink the heat has  gotten to me please comment  
Posted by ann h


The orange cats are always so friendly.
This one needs a bit of food as he/she looks a little ....flat.
Enjoy your pizza this is very clever just might try it next time my Grandson wants to make a pizza.

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GRANA  here;"PIZZACAT": *A*M*U*S*I*N*G*/S*I*L*L*Y*?????   I hink the heat has  gotten to me please comment  
Posted by ann h


LOL, I do not know what to say Sealed, I am just going to wipe my eyes (from laughing) & submit this Smile

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

posted at 7/7/2012 11:28 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
"BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE"

This doggie obviously feels he has succeeded in that; If you don't  feel that way about yourself, 
go  back  to your NewYear's resolution list  & take action!!!!!!!!!!!!Kiss

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

posted at 7/8/2012 12:09 AM EDT
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GRANA here;
Dogs& cats have very diferent qualities Here's an example l  found recently:
:

A DOG’S RESOLUTION:I will bark whenever a stranger comes to the house

I will go on walks w/you anytime you want& in any weather

I will always come when called

You will always have my unconditional affection, 24 hrs of the day, guaranteedKiss

A CAT’ RESOLUTION:

:"whateverUndecided
Do you recognize your dog or cat 's personality from  the abovebove staements??

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

posted at 7/8/2012 12:22 AM EDT
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GRANA here;
A re-posting of   "PIZZA CAT" who seems to have disappeared.WinkSomeone's MIDNIGHT SNACK,perhaps?
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