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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 YOUR PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????

posted at 8/7/2013 8:31 PM EDT
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GRANA here;

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

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I went to the shelter here just a little over a year ago "just to look" and absolutely fell in love with my little Chihuahua/terrier mix.  Lennon is my baby.  Everyone in the family is referred to as "aunt", "uncle" and even my mom is "grandma".  We all refer to the dogs and cats as nieces and nephews though...maybe we're a little weird in that way?

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posted at 8/11/2013 8:12 PM EDT
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Hi MELLLISSA A;
GRANA  here;
That is so  true, we adopt our pets into the family  in our minds& hearts which leads to  thinking of them as our kids nieces, nephews ; grandkids..It's the only way to  make sense of how close we feel to them Kiss

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

posted at 8/14/2013 8:16 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
maestro& Cali are cuddled up together on the once emptychair beside my desk
.It is kind of warm& I'm surprised they are  so lose ogether when they don't need the other's body heat; Apparently they really d o like each other &  are comforted by  the other's company Kiss

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

posted at 8/24/2013 1:51 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
On hot summer  nights Maestro sleeps on our bed w /us somewhere near our legs &  between us...Cali sleeps at our feet (  pawaws more often than mine,
As the  nights get cooler; Cali  will most usually lbe wrapped around my head on  my pillow

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

posted at 8/24/2013 2:00 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
Hi MELISSA A
Any pictures of Lennon? He must be a cutie to have won your heart so quickly!!!!!!!!!!!

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

posted at 8/31/2013 9:11 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 Cali is back to being " beasty girl" w/ non family members.
Hubby brought her in for a nail trim.The regular person stood there watching while  3 others held her r down for it .....poor Cali  was terrified
Thev last few times;Tina did it by herself&  had no problems;I wonder why she changed the routine? Perhaps training others to handle ifficult  cases.
A big fat fluffy Persian got a water bath&  blow dry &  sailed through it all w/o nerves or fear
Last week Maestro had his nails trimmed; cool calm as usual
Cali came home &  settled onto her chair for a relaxing nap  rest, gad to be safely home& done w/ the bad experience ...She's notsure she willtrust pawpaw ever again!!!!!!!!!!!    :>(

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

posted at 9/8/2013 6:35 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 A few days AGO, HUBBY WENT TO THE WHOLESALE CLUB to get a case of canned kitty food for ""he kids"
He cut/tore  his 30yo  runner's sweatshirt into pieces &  put them into the box Calii immediately ran n it the box& took a nap; after she left, Maestro climbrd on top of the box to wait for  her to come back; It's interesting that even thugh he is #1 kitty, he still let her take possession of the box w/o fighting over it;perhaps that's why they never fight;he generously  lets her have her bed, toys,boxrs&  food bowls &  she feels secure in her  semi- dominant position
 

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

posted at 10/8/2013 9:10 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 Our Cali; aka" beasty girl" has settled down   often sits in hubby's lap  o r on our bed at his feet; or  wraped around my had, allowing me to cuddle her   &  whisper sweet nothings into her purring throat KissWe are both so pleased that we ignored the advic of those " cat specalists about putting her down 'cuz sheis too aggressive; wil only get worse &  "never be ""A LAP CAT"Surprised
She still gets nervous at  nail trimming  imming time but sometimes not even thenSmile

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

posted at 10/8/2013 9:14 PM EDT
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Hi MELLISA A;
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 That's such a sweet story &  usually the wayithappens; the animl picks you & you  are never orry  forthat  decision!



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I went to the shelter here just a little over a year ago "just to look" and absolutely fell in love with my little Chihuahua/terrier mix.  Lennon is my baby.  Everyone in the family is referred to as "aunt", "uncle" and even my mom is "grandma".  We all refer to the dogs and cats as nieces and nephews though...maybe we're a little weird in that way?
Posted by Melissa A

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

posted at 10/29/2013 12:54 AM EDT
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They are family!!

Just recently, my Timon kitty caught a cold and was miserable for about a week. I was worried he was just going to keep getting worse, but we managed to get him to clear up pretty fast. He had something stuck in his sinuses and we got it out. He has not sneezed since and is back to his little bad boy self! LOL!

Now his brother, J.D. has had a sore eye since yesterday evening. My dad thinks one of the girls swatted him when he got into a bit of a brawl with them. So we are treating that now.

J.D. is the gray and white one and Timon is the multicolor white and brown. The first one was taken 3 years ago when they first showed up and the second is from this past year.


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

posted at 10/29/2013 6:23 AM EDT
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Thanks, Jennifer -- I enjoy seeing cats.   Here are mine, Peaches and Badcat when they were much younger ............

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

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Thanks, Jennifer -- I enjoy seeing cats.   Here are mine, Peaches and Badcat when they were much younger ............
Posted by Nancy G


We have 5, but the other 3 won't usually sit still enough to get a picture.

AND I am happy to report that J.D.'s eye is healed, took a few days, but it's not red or even pink now. Looks like he either got swatted by one of the other cats or got into something. I'm just glad they are feeling better and now that the weather is changing, they are more active!! />.<

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

posted at 11/16/2013 10:21 AM EST
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Tinaa, I have never seen a Mountain Cur either.  Beautiful dogs what is their backgound? 

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

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[QUOTE]Tinaa, I have never seen a Mountain Cur either.  Beautiful dogs what is their backgound? 
Posted by nikki p[/.................... Good morning Nicki  These dogs are used in the southeast  mountains of Tennessee mainly to to hunt wild pigs  which  I found heartless and cruel  both for the dogs and the pigs  Boomer and Sara are so gentle loving and  good natured  I had to fight to keep them because of all the expenses and already had  2  Chihuahuas in the house plus our old Shortie who has  since passed   But  they are so worth it I enjoy going out every morning feeding and talking  with them also when I go out on our back deck  their yard  is right by the deck and can talk and with them  ill go and toss them  each a milkbone They are so smart too and learn quick   Sincerely TinaSmile I  

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

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I have a dog called black,2 tortoise ,2 turtle and 2 red fish, a small zoo XD I love them and for me they are a part of my family!

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

posted at 11/18/2013 11:46 AM EST
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GRANA here;
After all these months, since posting this question; our 2 kitties seem more like family than before....Being woken up at 0200 hrs by  wisker kisses  is much like a toddler coming in to cuddle; something missed when it doesn't happen Frown
 meal prep times are lonely w/o velvet paws taping knees for a taste As empty nesters, our kitties are our family, bringing affection, &  laughter to our lives; caring for them is a part  of each day, we both enjoyKiss

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

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In Response to Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????:Hi  JENNIFER F;GRANA here;I'm so happy  your kitty[Timon ] is better now; hoping JD heals rapidly too.they are both so cute & obviously well loved Kiss
They are family!! Just recently, my Timon kitty caught a cold and was miserable for about a week. I was worried he was just going to keep getting worse, but we managed to get him to clear up pretty fast. He had something stuck in his sinuses and we got it out. He has not sneezed since and is back to his little bad boy self! LOL! Now his brother, J.D. has had a sore eye since yesterday evening. My dad thinks one of the girls swatted him when he got into a bit of a brawl with them. So we are treating that now. J.D. is the gray and white one and Timon is the multicolor white and brown. The first one was taken 3 years ago when they first showed up and the second is from this past year.
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Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????

posted at 11/18/2013 12:03 PM EST
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HiTINA;
GRANA here;I was unable to sign in & read/post for over a month ( site gooeyness )I was able to read your post today &  just wanted to say "HOW FORTUNATE  your 5 dogs are to have become part of your family.
I've no doubt you  get as much love from them as they get from you =familyInnocent

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Hi TINA ; GRANA here;I was unable to sign in & read/post for over a month ( site gooeyness )I was able to read your post today &  just wanted to say "HOW FORTUNATE  your 5 dogs are to have become part of your family . I've no doubt you  get as much love from them as they get from you = family
Posted by ann h

Hi Grana I have 4 dogs now ...Shorty passed away almost 2 years go  she was also mistreated and people left her on short chain on small farm we  bought years ago  with a plastic doghouse  said they could not take her with  & were going to shoot her so of course we kept her  we had her 12 years ... I  do have 2 adult children   but they r living their own lives and both   live far away have not heard from  our daughter  for almost 3 yrs..  Our son calls occasionally    Just Me & Grandpa here and of course Boomer & Sarah & Sissy & Beau (our 2 Chihuahuas) they give us love and comfort  they  are so funny sometimes Laughing 
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