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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 11/18/2013 1:38 PM EST
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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


 Not weird at all seems perfectly normal to me  You saved a life and will be repaid with love and devotion in more ways than you can count You have found each other.... You & Lennon  are blessed... Does not matter  how you choose to  refer to your loving  familySmile

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

posted at 11/20/2013 1:50 PM EST
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Hi Grana,
J.D. is doing well, in fact, he snuck out past me on Saturday night. I've been sick since Thursday, and was letting out another cat. I was mid-sneeze, when he followed the other cat out! I was able to catch him when  a friend helped corner him. J.D. almost went through the neighbor's fence, but stopped suddenly. I was able to jump on him and grab him up!!
I almost had all my sinus problems under control before he did that. He ROLLED while he was out so while I had him, it set me off again. It's going away now, but it would be nice if it went away faster!!
Timon keeps looking at me since then like see? i'm the GOOD one!! It's like he knows he not supposed to go out. Then again, Timon acts like he prefers being inside!!

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

posted at 11/22/2013 7:01 PM EST
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Hi JENIFER F;
GRANA here;
I'm so glad that you caught JD and brought him  back home.Also glad you recovered from your sinus problems; I hope  things continue to stay well throughout the coming holidays.

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

posted at 11/22/2013 8:29 PM EST
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GRANA  here;
Those of us fortunate to be owned by a pet know the difference between ownership& family
.Both hubby& I  consider ourselves blessed to  share our lives w/ 2 rescued kitties.They  know how to  manipulate u to do their  bidding&  do not hesitate when boredom @ 2AM requires our attention..They wake us u w/ whisker kisses &   cuddles; get what they momentarily need & then doze off contentedly while we drift off to sleep  w/ smiling faces; could life be any sweeter??????

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

posted at 11/22/2013 8:30 PM EST
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GRANA  here;
Those of us fortunate to be owned by a pet know the difference between ownership& family .Both hubby& I  consider ourselves blessed to  share our lives w/ 2 rescued kitties.They  know how to  manipulate s to do their bidding&  do not hesitate when boredom @ 2AM requires our attention..They wake us u w/ whisker kisses &   cuddles; get what they momentarily need & then doze off contentedly while we drift off to sleep  w/ smiling faces; could life be any sweeter??????

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

posted at 11/22/2013 8:30 PM EST
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GRANA  here;
Those of us fortunate to be owned by a pet know the difference between ownership & family .Both hubby& I  consider ourselves blessed to  share our lives w/ 2 rescued kitties.They  know how to  manipulate s to dio their eir bidding&  do not hesitate when boredom @ 2AM requires our attention..They wake us u w/ whisker kisses &   cuddles; get what they momentarily need & then doze off contentedly while we drift off to sleep  w/ smiling faces; could life be any sweeter??????

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

posted at 12/7/2013 6:56 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 Neither Maestro or Calie usually like turkey  but this year they've appreciated small pieces from papaw's plate.Cali  likes anything edible & Maestro prefers tuna most of all; baloney& spiced ham are other faves for him.

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

posted at 12/13/2013 4:20 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 Between Cali& Maestro our feet are kept warm overnight& laps  cozy daytime Our faces are smiling& our hearts are joyous thanks to our two furr  balls
 Kiss

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

posted at 12/13/2013 4:35 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Hi TINA K; We are really  rewarded when our tender hearts adopt animals;My Mom& I adopted/rescued many kitties over my growing up years; The vet  helpe dus  out by utting his prices so that we could afford the extra expense of infected bites, mydtery  illnesses &  routine visits&  shots.
, something unheard of these days Frown



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

posted at 12/14/2013 6:10 AM EST
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GRANA here; Hi TINA K; We are really  rewarded when our tender hearts adopt animals;My Mom& I adopted/rescued many kitties over my growing up years; The vet  helpe dus  out by utting his prices so that we could afford the extra expense of infected bites, mydtery  illnesses &  routine visits&  shots. , something unheard of these days n Response to Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS??????????????????? :
Posted by ann h
good morning Ann Yes.. you were very lucky to have a vet that cut prices for you  I do not have any financial help but it won't keep me from having our dear pets they give us  so much and ask so little in return Great company loyalty love  and sometimes e a good laugh or smileSmile they also keep us active

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

posted at 12/14/2013 7:11 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 Maestro& Cali  pay us back for their loving, safe homes &  full bellies  w/oyalty &  humorous actions (when we need cheering up)  Overnight  in this cold weather they keep our feet warm (heads too) by  cuddling wherever they can fit. I know they  do it to keep themselves warm but the  happy  purrs & heartbeats up close  allow us to  feel the love  &  gratitude
Kiss

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

posted at 12/19/2013 3:44 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Our2 kitties must  be getting "
old" Hubby  fed them before we left for  dr office (0945 )And wOhen we returned @ 11AM they had forgotten that they had already eaten & ran to their bowls in anticipation; so nice to see their appetites  so good
Smile

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

posted at 12/21/2013 3:57 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Cali& Maestro are well; enjoying all available warm laps. &  blankets.They have come to a peaceful solution about which cat bed is whose....Maestro gets to his choice first & Cali patiently waits till he  vacates the bed bed before  takingitover.
I'm so pleasd he learned to assert his dominance against her ten # weight advantage; they never fought openly but you cat owners might know that they  communicate telepathically  by ear& tail position & the dominant one gets obeyed
Cool
Sometimes they share since Cali's weight loss gives enough room for them to do so
She is now willing to settle for smaller portions, move aroud more(exercise/play) & has lost an estimated 63.She's even less aggressive /fearfull when her nails  are trimmed, the groomer noticed too &  accepted it as a  holiday gift from
SANTALaughing

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

posted at 12/22/2013 3:20 PM EST
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Have a cat?  Read this!
http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/9-things-cats-know-won-39-t-tell-142000165.html

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

posted at 12/24/2013 11:31 AM EST
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This kitty decided he wanted to live with us.  He just showed up one day, a bit wild.  It took about 2 weeks before we could pet hm.
Judging by his coat, he is at least half (or more) Russian Blue.  We named him Earl (Gray)

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

posted at 12/29/2013 6:48 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Cali & Maestro join us in bed @2AM running& jumping to get our attention, Maestro wants to cuddle&  talk, give whisker kisses; Cali just wants as little as possible but  resents Maestro getting all that attentio. Hubby refuses to get up till6 6:30AM now that he has retired.He used to getup before 5AM  to shower & be on the road to beat  the  AM traffic .  I convinced him o take advantage of the luxury of early morning T.V. news in bed .Our new H.D.TV picture is  so sharp that the closed captioning is now possible to read!Once ignored as e go to back to sleep both take naps themselves , till pawpaw gets in the kitchen to prepare their breakfat; they are such spoiled babies but he loves their demonstrations of gratitude ( lap itting) etc

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

posted at 12/31/2013 5:33 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 I hate this cold wather but enjoy the cats seeking us out for warmth..Then the kitties seek out our laps, backs& tummies that their Sherpa lined beds & each other cannotsupply in sufficiency .Since they are cats, I accept that they are not seeking us out for companionship
but accept them on their terms Kiss

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

posted at 12/31/2013 5:43 PM EST
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Hi JUDY  O;
GRANA  here ;
Earl is a beauty& looks like a Russian Blue, How lucky he is to have  found your home.I like your choice of name for him( clever& appropriate )I hope that you& he enjoy a long relationship in good health  &  companionshipCool
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This kitty decided he wanted to live with us.  He just showed up one day, a bit wild.  It took about 2 weeks before we could pet hm. Judging by his coat, he is at least half (or more) Russian Blue.  We named him Earl (Gray)
Posted by JUDY O

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

posted at 1/2/2014 3:58 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 With the extremely cold temps in our area(
6 to 19degrees)both kitties  seek out our warmer bodies for  creature comfort.Even Cali( beasty girl) spends time wrapped around my head/feet overnight & Maestro, as always, spends hours on pawpaw's lap or chest ; mine , if  I sit in my recliner [ it doesn't work if I'm in my wheelchair)Frown

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

posted at 1/4/2014 7:06 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 
A At 0500 hrs hubby was overrun w/ cats:Maestro on his shoulder& Calli at his knees ;It was difficult  getting out of bed 'cuz the babies were  so comfy
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