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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 1/15/2011 9:00 PM EST
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Ann ~ Thanks for the great stories about great cats.(
((Ann))) hugs for being so good to needy cats

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

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DOG BISCUITS      [a recipe]:

Who says a creative cook can only prepare goodies for the human family members. Dogs are man (& woman's) "BEST FRIEND" & deserve a special treat from us now & then, too. This recipe makes about 8 dozen; that's 96 dogie treats;, so an occassional baking effort for fido;jinx or Molly B is deffinitely in order!

INGREDIENTS:makes about 8 dozen; that's 96 dogie treats

DRY #1>#7

3-1/2 C AP flour

2C WW flour

1C rye flour

1C oatmeal

2C crackedwheat (bulghur)

1/2C non fat dry milk powder

4tsp salt

OTHER:

1pkt dry yeast

1/4C warm water 2C chicken stock or other liquid(bouillon ,pan drippings, or water from cooking vegetables

1 egg & 1TBS milk for top glaze

 

 DIRECTIONS:

Begin in the evenning after you've done your last baking of the day

Use a LARGE BOWL

In this large bowl; combine first 7 (dry) ingredients

In a separate bowl; disolve yeast in warm water,add other liquid choice

Knead the mixturefor about 3 minutes.

The dough will be quite stiff.

If it's too stiff, addextra liquid or an egg.

Rol dough out onto floured board to 1/4" thickness.

Immediately cut into shapesw/ coookie cutters:: people:(mailman or jogger or aimals: cats, squirrels or a ball(circle shape)This is where a little "whimsy" can add to the fun

Place on ungreased cookie sheet(s)

Mix eg & milk for glaze & brush over tops before baking.

Bake in 300' oven for 45 minutes.

Turn off heat & allow thebiscuits to remain in the oven overnight to get "BONE HARD"

Store in an airtight container outof reach of your dog, who will try to help him/herself to these treats.

 

 

 

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

posted at 1/17/2011 7:36 PM EST
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Laughing  aaaawwwwwwwhh come on Ann .... let's hear a treat for CATS    Wink

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

posted at 1/18/2011 3:37 PM EST
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Elsa - When I took Badcat and Peaches from the humane society, of course,  they were being treated for the horrible ear mites and fleas they had.  They were "barn cats", tiny kittens, who had never seen a human until someone carried them to the shelter. It was simple for my vet to eliminate the fleas and ear mites in Peaches but not with Badcat. Ear mites were so bad in Badcat it took many vet visits, many meds - even steriods - to clean his ears.  His were so bad that there was neuro damage to his face.  His right eye and the right side of his mouth have some permanent damage .... but he thinks he's the prettiest cat in the world - so do I. And - lol - he thinks I'm beautiful!!
Posted by Nancy G

I don't have fleas or ear mites Nancy would you like to adopt me?  Even though my name is from the Lion in "Born Free" I am house broken and I don't even bite or scratch. LOL

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posted at 1/18/2011 3:38 PM EST
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*** JOKE *** METH LAB  ***** * JOKE *****  I received this in a email and thought it was the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. I hope you enjoy it too.
Posted by Nancy G

Too Funny!

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

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  And what would we do without 'em ?
Posted by Nancy G

I probably would be looking for more furbabies!

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posted at 1/18/2011 3:45 PM EST
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NANCY G ;   Anytme we share our lives with  an innocent  creature; we are blessed.In order to make things"fair" we must, in return,  provide; safety, security& comfort..  This is Cali a vicious/fearfull cat.She was to be put down by" the no kill l" shelter;'cuz she attacked volunteers as they put her food into her cage. Hubby was a volunteer & came home w/ battle-wounds daily  /> family conference decied to givehera fair shot at a good life & survivalShe was3yo & weighed nearly 22#ateeverythingin sight,& openeddoors&packagesto get even more food ____________________________________________________________________________ This isCali   a few months after joining our family; no fear; exposing her belly for " tickles"   Cali was adopted @ age 2 weighing21+#; fierce& agressive.She attacked Maestro as soon as she was let out of her carrier.He refused to fight, instead hid behind meowme's legs for safety.Within 2 weeks they shared the same sunny window, spare bed & comfy chairs. y chair.Cali lickedMaestro's infected eyes& he no longer has theinfection.Antibiotic pills & drops, eye compresses failed to cure his eyeproblems. butCali's caringtokcreofit fast. Afterhiseyeshealed; professiiona lvetrinary dental care took out the badteeth.Maestro now weighs8.5# (normal for his age(5yo)He eats eagerly & is no longer finicky. He  has taughtCali to wait tillhe's done eating w/o fighting.He isdominant & has no need to draw bloodto prove it.On cold days& nights, they curl up together for warmth.Cali watched him earn hisnicekitties& decidedshe wantsa "nice kitty" too:.Come when signaled & allow nose-tip to tai-tip stroking as her reward.__________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________ This isMaestro( he runs the whole production/rules the entire household. Also adopted @2 yo& 4.5#; infected eyes & teeth .Noonderherefusedto eat; ossinghisfodfrombowlto the floor w/ glee.Onlybeing told' "bad kitty" could stop that messy game.  He is & always has been gentle & loving desires to please; (comes when called& rolls over on c are confident, twe will supply al l their nneeds: clean water ; yummy food( Dad's special soup made & served 3X day; warm laps; a special place along side us on our shared bed;tickle bellyrubs; chin chucks; ear rubs.In return we get  to provide a warm quiet lap for resting & a leg upon which to rub ( for comforting)  In Response to Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS??????????????????? :
Posted by Ann N


I just love your fur babies!  I have waited all my life to get a calico but the closest I came to one was a 4 day old kitten that I was hand feeding until she crashed on the fifth day.  I called her Cali and she had beautiful markings.  Doctor said she had feline leukCry

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??????????????????? : Erica... So very sorry for your loss!  I wish I could find the words but it's hard to loose a loyal, loving companion and friend.  They are family!
Posted by Susan K

Erica I'm so sorry for your loss and I'm sure your little furbaby will be at the rainbow bridge waiting for his human Mom.  It is the hardest thing that we have to do when that time comes.  It is also the final act of kindness that you can do for your pet.  Many people feel guilt for this as they feel it is taking the pet's life but it is unmerciful to let a pet suffer.  I will send up a prayer for you and your pet.

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Elsa, did your vet inform you that any cat/kitten you brought into your home for at least 2 years after your kitten died of feline leukemia would probably catch it too? Also, any small children that toddled/crawled or went barefooted were also at risk?

We lost one pet with that and were told to wait at leat 2 years before getting another one and not to let any small children crawl around or walk barefooted in our home. We ended up removing all the carpeting and linoleum except the kitchen and it was bleached several times along with all the woodwork since we had infant grand children.

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

posted at 1/19/2011 5:20 AM EST
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 Our cats are...FAMILY!!!  We have 4 inside and 1 outside...they all have different personalities and coloring...4 are short hair and 1 is long hair. We love our cats!!! Laughing

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

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Elsa, thank you for your kind words.  I don't feel guilty about it - when he was diagnosed with lymphoma, I knew he didn't have much time left and I spoiled him rotten for those last few weeks!  I'm just glad that his last year was spent indoors being pampered rather than being kept in the yard 24/7 as he had in his previous life!  He was a very special boy, and I'm grateful that he came into my lfe.

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As I type .... Badcat has managed to get my coat down to the floor, drag it  around a bit  and  he's curled up on it sound asleep.
Hey - if he wants my coat - it's his.

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posted at 1/20/2011 10:52 AM EST
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Elsa, did your vet inform you that any cat/kitten you brought into your home for at least 2 years after your kitten died of feline leukemia would probably catch it too? Also, any small children that toddled/crawled or went barefooted were also at risk? We lost one pet with that and were told to wait at leat 2 years before getting another one and not to let any small children crawl around or walk barefooted in our home. We ended up removing all the carpeting and linoleum except the kitchen and it was bleached several times along with all the woodwork since we had infant grand children.
Posted by Wa-Ha K


yes, but the kittens were not brought into "our home".  We have a walkout basement that has what I referred to as my socialization room.  Its really our four seasons room.  It was bleached everyday while I had the kittens as we were taught to sanitize when I worked at the shelter.  I also went and got a special sanitizer from the shelter and cleaned every day for 6 months as our vet recommends. 

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 Our cats are...FAMILY!!!  We have 4 inside and 1 outside...they all have different personalities and coloring...4 are short hair and 1 is long hair. We love our cats!!!
Posted by Rosemary H


Its funny how each fur baby has its own character.

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Elsa, thank you for your kind words.  I don't feel guilty about it - when he was diagnosed with lymphoma, I knew he didn't have much time left and I spoiled him rotten for those last few weeks!  I'm just glad that his last year was spent indoors being pampered rather than being kept in the yard 24/7 as he had in his previous life!  He was a very special boy, and I'm grateful that he came into my lfe.
Posted by Erica D


He looks like he was a very special boy if that is his picture. 

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As I type .... Badcat has managed to get my coat down to the floor, drag it  around a bit  and  he's curled up on it sound asleep. Hey - if he wants my coat - it's his.
Posted by Nancy G


What a little stinker!  He definitely has your number Nancy!!! LOL

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                                           DOG BISCUITS      [ a recipe ]: Who says a creative cook can only prepare goodies for the human family members. Dogs are man (& woman's) "BEST FRIEND" & deserve a special treat from us now & then, too. This recipe makes about 8 dozen; that's 96 dogie treats;, so an occassional baking effort for fido;jinx or Molly B is deffinitely in order! INGREDIENTS: makes about 8 dozen; that's 96 dogie treats DRY #1 />#7 3-1/2 C AP flour 2C WW flour 1C rye flour 1C oatmeal 2C crackedwheat (bulghur) 1/2C non fat dry milk powder 4tsp salt OTHER: 1pkt dry yeast 1/4C warm water 2C chicken stock or other liquid(bouillon ,pan drippings, or water from cooking vegetables 1 egg & 1TBS milk for top glaze     DIRECTIONS: Begin in the evenning after you've done your last baking of the day Use a LARGE BOWL In this large bowl; combine first 7 (dry) ingredients In a separate bowl; disolve yeast in warm water,add other liquid choice Knead the mixturefor about 3 minutes. The dough will be quite stiff. If it's too stiff, addextra liquid or an egg. Rol dough out onto floured board to 1/4" thickness. Immediately cut into shapesw/ coookie cutters:: people:(mailman or jogger or aimals: cats, squirrels or a ball(circle shape)This is where a little "whimsy" can add to the fun Place on ungreased cookie sheet(s) Mix eg & milk for glaze & brush over tops before baking. Bake in 300' oven for 45 minutes. Turn off heat & allow thebiscuits to remain in the oven overnight to get "BONE HARD" Store in an airtight container outof reach of your dog, who will try to help him/herself to these treats.      
Posted by Ann N


Ann, thanks for the Dog Biscuit recipe.  My pups will send you the results of their taste test as soon as I make some up for them!  I can see them acting like Muttly that dog in cartoons hugging himself and saying MMMMMMM

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

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:ast night;Cali( our  adopted" beasty girl")fullfiledmy year long dream/wish: that she come [of her own volition] to me for some "nice kitty stroking &  petting".Shecameto me,inbed, to myhead/front& back, nose-pushing me for attention; I had been lying awake for hours, unableto sleep  & went joyously back  to sleep w/ her( nearly) in my armsKissSmile
"patience has it's own rewards"InnocentKiss

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awww NANCY; I would love to provide that( treats for cats, recipe) but have not yet come accross any..if you do please " share", there are lots of us here, who could & would  make them for  our kittiesWink

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  aaaawwwwwwwhh come on Ann .... let's hear a treat for CATS   
Posted by Nancy G

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Hi    ELSA; such a SAD story; but at least your Cali had a few days in loving safety & comfort,  before she went to kitty heaven, where I like to think of her as being well & playful in fields of wildflowers; w/her fave food served in her loving"forever"  home several times a dayKiss
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In Response to Re: ARE YO R PETS A PART OF YOUR FAMILY OR MERELY POSESSIONS??????????????????? : I just love your fur babies!  I have waited all my life to get a calico but the closest I came to one was a 4 day old kitten that I was hand feeding until she crashed on the fifth day.  I called her Cali and she had beautiful markings.  Doctor said she had feline leuk
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