ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS???????????????????
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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 1/7/2014 6:48 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Cali  ,our beastie girl has calmed down & become a loving kitty ,now  a lap cat  contrary to what the cat behavior specialist vet declared, when he suggested "putting her down! 
While hubby spends his spare time in his recliner under a sports blanket reading, , Cali sits in his lap or squeezed in next to to his hip.She no longer fears human contact &  sometimes seeks out one of us for  attention &   gentle loving touching  , usually  before 3AM but  sometimes in mid-afternoon It's so special to  benefit from the change in her. She's slimmed down to almost slender no longer a basketball sized belly &  eats somewhat normally , no longer wolfing both   her &  Maestro's  food down.She gently takes small pieces  of chicken or beef from my hand when I cut leftovers up to pkg. them to freeze  for future meals. She no longer jumps up onto the table teeth barred in a threatening manner  as she used to do but  now patiently  waits for me to offer the small pieces I prepare for her.
Due to the coldness , her spot  in the sunny window is no longer appealing &  laps are preferred. Since the vet  discovered an abcessed tooth &   treated it, her  pain upon touch is gone; she's now able to enjoy neck rubs and body  stroking, purring heartily ..Maestro is no different, stil comes for  backrubs, tummy tickles   coversations which include  whisker kisses  & loud purrsInnocent

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

posted at 1/22/2014 7:49 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Maestro is 10.5 yo and after a treat of catnip today he&  Cali chased each other allover the furniture, wrestling , having fun& making us laugh. The old guy(Maestro is now curled up  next to Cali on hubby;s easy chair snuggling& keeping each other warm; so niceto  observe the true friendship that has grown between them; such a change fromCali's aggressiveness&  his timidity  when she first came to live w/ us

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

posted at 2/2/2014 7:18 PM EST
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GRANA here)
Cali("beasty girl") is no longer fearful& aggressive,,,she now sits o n hubby's lab & sleeps at our heads or feet overnight, coming for a rubdown between 2AM&  5AM; hubby gets up between 6& 7 AM to feed them . Till  then they get cuddled,whispered to & quietly loved KissSeveral years ago
I bought hubby a sleeping cap for cold winter nights.This morning it  had disappeared. After searching the floor, bed& "everywhere' he found it in Cali's own bed where she spends many daylight hours napping. It's very cute& sweet that she wanted his hat to cuddle w/ but he needs it for his daily 5 mile walks(under his winter hat)  &  his overnight  sleeps. She's a "prankster" now, too ; no more fear of harm when she acts up.She was on the kitchen table this morning( a #one NO- NO&  refused to leave it despite my repeated requests/orders to do so 
Yell

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

posted at 2/3/2014 6:48 PM EST
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Ann, why is it that cats will come and paw at the covers and want head rubs at 2am?  I am supposed to be getting a good night sleep and I have this/these fuzzy purring things pawing at me.  Do they think that the world revolves around them...oops forgot I was talking about cats, of course the world revolves around them how silly of me. 

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

posted at 2/6/2014 2:24 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Family member, Cali when first  coming to live w/ us jumped up on to our bedroom hamper. It is a cheap plastic one that served us well for over 30 years.Her weight(  24# at that time plus the inertia of her jumping up. caused the plastic to crack...The cover has never  fit properly since hen...luckily  she's a family member or between that& her  aggressiveness at that time, &  other bad habits,  she would have been back at the shelterYell

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

posted at 2/10/2014 2:09 PM EST
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GRANA here;
On Friday,Maestro got is nails trimmed...Cali was supposed have hers done today;....But when she got there; the groomer was not thereSurprised; She's due tomorrow; WE'LL SEE?
Undecided

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

posted at 2/26/2014 2:56 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 When we returned from lunch out, Cali stared at us from hubby's chair . As I took off my coat , she ran over to me for some neck  rubbing & sweet  talk ; so nice to  be welcomed home by
beasty girlKiss

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

posted at 2/27/2014 6:21 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 Our 2 sweet kitties spent the  night cuddled up to us for warmth &  all day on hubby's lap forcing him to relax w/ his feet up, which he would otherwise not have done Wink

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

posted at 3/7/2014 10:26 PM EST
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GRANA here;
so cold even indoors ( cats avoided their usual window seats&  took their naps on paw paw's lap( both of them) making 3 warm  critters today .  I was s in the ITCHEN too tired to do any real baking just baked yams, potatoes& pita bread ( reheated store bought. I haven't made my own pita in over30 years, store bought( baked  nearby) is nearly as good ;often on sale, needing only to be warmed up & softened  before filing& serving.OH YESI baked falllafl patties instead of deep frying  them. just as good & lots  easier to do
Wink

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

posted at 3/17/2014 7:13 PM EST
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GRANA here; Our granddaughter arrived from west coast &  this is the first time our2 kitties have met her...They immediately  checked her out liked her & sat on her lap.Yes definitely  part of our family!

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

posted at 3/19/2014 5:21 PM EST
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GRANA here;
Planning to be out most of the day; our kitties got groomed fed before we left. When we returned they met us eagerly at the door, got fed again& napped in hubby's lap. I'm at my PC so provide  no  lap to   sit on here;still family( demanding bratty kids ) they favor hubby except for the 2AM cuddle fest
, which only I tolerate

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

posted at 3/27/2014 3:45 PM EST
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GRANA here;

Maestro who loves everybody is enjoying cousin Nona's visit& she though allergic, is enjoying his sweet loving company. Cali who loves only her paw paw is enjoying being her cold distant self, though not being aggressive to  our current visitor( a total stranger to Cali She considers Nona a member of the family & tolerates occasional  (brief) contact

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

posted at 3/27/2014 4:05 PM EST
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GRANA here;
 Maestro's newest portrait
:( taken on cell by  cousin Nonah )

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

posted at 4/4/2014 4:06 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
Visiting  Granddaughter  has an allergy to cats .Both kitties left her alone unless she approached them. A nearby  box of issues & allergy meds made  her visit pretty  comfortable... we spent most days out of the house seeing local attractions. Days at home were spent  mostly in the itchen where kitties stay on the floor, again minimizing her discomfort
 She didn't mind , too much  the itchy nose from her  KITTY Wink"cousins"

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

posted at 4/5/2014 6:41 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
Cali( our once beasty girl has become a little sweetie; yesterday Julie came to our home to give me a haircut for spring; the  new salon  where she works is not accessible. Cali rubbed u against Julie& allowed some nice kitty neck rubbing..Maestro "sweet baby boy" mis-read Julie's hand signal for come to me  as "tickle belly &  rolled over onto his back for tummy rubbing. I thought  he only did that for meSurprised; Julie was thrilled to receive such special treatment& acknowledgement as a family member

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

posted at 4/5/2014 11:56 PM EDT
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I just changed my profile picture to that of my buddy Timon!! :D

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

posted at 4/7/2014 9:39 AM EDT
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Hi lose my cat to cancer so i am pet free now will think about one again later

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

posted at 4/17/2014 5:48 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
overnight it  got chilly; Perhaps that's why Cali jumped up onyp oured @ 0300 hrs &settled own on my lower legs; keeping us both warm; At 040 hrs, Maestro jumped ontobed7 Cali disappeared , Try as she may to be "TOP  CAT"; Maestro has that title securely in his fluffy  pocket. he cuddled up next to my neck& chest, keeping more of me warm
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