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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 9/3/2012 7:43 AM EDT
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Peaches, our cocker mix, is definitly a part of our family.

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posted at 9/7/2012 10:20 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
Our' "BEASTY GIRL"CALI  is becoming a lTLE  sweetie; now that I've figured ured out that she dreads fingers approaching her( past abuses uses?) I now pproach w/a balled up fist & give her noogie heads like on Sat.NighLive  in the olden days
sheb is  less hesitant to approah when  called spends most of the daylight hours in her crows nest  bed( on top fa scratching post illar.
Maestro is still  my " swet baby boy;comes & cuddles when signaled or called. At theageof ten; he still il jumps on our bed @2AM & bounces on paw paw& gives meowme whisker kisses.

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posted at 10/9/2012 7:06 AM EDT
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The big fuzzy brown thing is Oscar - a labradoodle I recently adopted knowing he needed a very expensive liver surgery which had to be done at MI State U, as that was the closest surgery center with a vet who could successfully perform it.  He's doing GREAT! His buddy is Zinny, who prefers dogs to other cats any day, and since Oscar loves cats, it works out great!

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posted at 10/9/2012 7:21 PM EDT
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Hi Erica, Good to hear from you again. I just got back from
Michigan. Went to see family for 16 days. How wonderful
that Oscar is doing great. Zinny is really pretty.

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posted at 10/9/2012 9:35 PM EDT
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GRANA here; With the cooler weather& colder nights beasty  girlCALIcali ias now sweet baby girl-----  wrappingerself aound my ead for warmth overnight,keping us othwarmer,daytimes she lays on hubby's nap pllow; just her  little headn that BIG PILLOW; the rest her is on his EDSOX  or PATRIOTS  stadium banket
 Maestro  is usualy on Dady;s chest oron thetoss pilow on the tospillow on the ther side of the couch. On rare occasions they curl up together in one kitty bedw/ it's cozy fleece walls hugging them in togeter; so sweet  thechanges in Caili since she joined ned our family.
Every overnight @ 2AM,Cali come barrelingover to me  &  insistson noogie /knuclkle  head rubbing & whispred conversation.At about 0600 hrs paw paw( hubby gets someattention & a wake up call. Now retiredhe ignores the too early wkeup call &    makes her  waittill 0700hrs whichshe does, rather than getting hugged by
a sleepy old man
Yell

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posted at 10/10/2012 7:10 AM EDT
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Hi Erica, Good to hear from you again. I just got back from Michigan. Went to see family for 16 days. How wonderful that Oscar is doing great. Zinny is really pretty.
Posted by Carol P

Thanks!  Zinny is one of my two 21-year-old kitties. I adopted him when he was 16!

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posted at 10/10/2012 7:10 AM EDT
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Hi Erica, Good to hear from you again. I just got back from Michigan. Went to see family for 16 days. How wonderful that Oscar is doing great. Zinny is really pretty.
Posted by Carol P

Thanks!  Zinny is one of my two 21-year-old kitties. I adopted him when he was 16!

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posted at 10/11/2012 12:38 AM EDT
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Erica, Wow! Zinny looks awesome for a 21 year old cat.

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posted at 10/11/2012 5:07 AM EDT
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So curious to see how Ann's poll comes out!

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Erica, Wow! Zinny looks awesome for a 21 year old cat.
Posted by Carol P


Thanks, yes, his vet says that if we didn't have all his records, she would never think he was that old.  He's an awesome cat!

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posted at 10/11/2012 10:07 AM EDT
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The cat is amazing for 21 I would not believe it either.
The dog does look like a throw that you would use on a cold evening.  And knowing the labradoodle I am sure he would lay across you like a throw.

Now I just have to figure out why cats like to lay on your chest while you are sleeping .....or trying to sleep. 

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posted at 10/11/2012 9:57 PM EDT
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Nikki I think they like to hear us breathe and listen to our heart beat just as they did when they were kittens with mom and their litter mates.My little Juliet( 9 # dog) always sleeps on my chest.Both dogs slept on my chest when they were little.I was able to paper train both in a short amount of time because of this ( I knew when they had to go ) and more importantly we didn't lose sleep due to crying puppies.Romeo now sleeps next to me,he weighs 34# so no way is he sleeping on my chest lol. One of my cats used to suck on our shirts and knead like he was searching for milk on his mom.

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posted at 10/12/2012 6:52 AM EDT
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Nikki I think they like to hear us breathe and listen to our heart beat just as they did when they were kittens with mom and their litter mates.My little Juliet( 9 # dog) always sleeps on my chest.Both dogs slept on my chest when they were little.I was able to paper train both in a short amount of time because of this ( I knew when they had to go ) and more importantly we didn't lose sleep due to crying puppies.Romeo now sleeps next to me,he weighs 34# so no way is he sleeping on my chest lol. One of my cats used to suck on our shirts and knead like he was searching for milk on his mom.
Posted by gale g


I agree with that - I had a cat who "nursed" on my shirt or blanket all of her life. 

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posted at 10/12/2012 7:36 AM EDT
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Our dog Peaches is definitely a family member.

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posted at 10/28/2012 2:59 AM EDT
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i'm in love with my 10 year old cat. she's a long haired siamese. she did belong to the house next door but when they noticed that kitty spent more time here than at home they asked if i wanted her. they didn't get really personal with her & play with her at all. she was scared to jump on the bed or couch to visit me even. she would shake with shyness until she learned it's ok. her name is fuzzy. i love all animals!

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The big fuzzy brown thing is Oscar - a labradoodle I recently adopted knowing he needed a very expensive liver surgery which had to be done at MI State U, as that was the closest surgery center with a vet who could successfully perform it.  He's doing GREAT! His buddy is Zinny, who prefers dogs to other cats any day, and since Oscar loves cats, it works out great!
Posted by Erica D


i have never heard of that kind of dog before and i want to run my fingers through that fur! Smile i see you've got a siamese. i do also. is your cat vocal? mine is & i really like that.

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posted at 10/28/2012 3:08 AM EDT
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GRANA here;  Cali hasben banging her  head into my  head"in the wee small  hours of the morning" [ 2AM]  She then allows me to  rub my knuckles on herr head( " n oogie head " ) & make nice  kitty . Last night after paw paw/ hubby went o bed,I remained in the l ivingroom, reading...Cali climbed into my lap where we spent t a few hours together; I think she is  at long last allowing me  to be part of her family !!!!!!!!!!; & it  only took 4 years
Posted by ann h


you made me smile about cali. i like when animals are a part of the family.

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posted at 10/28/2012 7:53 AM EDT
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 I have a dog and four cats.

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posted at 10/30/2012 6:23 AM EDT
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GRANA   here;  all pets,even childhood hamsters are family members/ companions and are sorely missed from our lives, when gone:  DOGS  CATS  GERBILS  GOLDFISH  HAMSTERS  PARAKEETS ADD YOUR OWN & SHARE STORIES, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by ann h


ann, our pets never leave us in memory. i still shed tears when i remember all my pets starting about age 13.

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posted at 11/5/2012 4:09 PM EST
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GRANA  here;
 Since most pets give usp love w/o  boundries, it s a real loss to us when they are gone from our lives.They  forgive most  if not all of our transgressions& never' "hold a grudge'They give; give& give companionship, affection& acceptance; making them the
best friends possible.Kiss
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