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Title: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 28, 2012, 09:56:17 AM
A continuation of our first "Pets & Other Animal Friends" thread.

This thread is set up for up to post pictures and discuss our four-footed, feathered, or finny family members.

Pictures of animals in the wild are welcome as well.

Please remember that images posted should conform to the forum's rules in dimension (640 X 480) and size (200KBs or under).

Also, please remember that we ask members limit themselves to one image per post.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 28, 2012, 09:56:58 AM
I'll get us started with two pics of Blaze, being playful.

lol



(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/newblaze037.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 28, 2012, 09:57:20 AM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/newblaze040.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 28, 2012, 10:25:36 AM
Sent to me by a friend...
These were taken by a photographer with a ball and a camera set up underwater in a pool:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/dive5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 28, 2012, 10:28:20 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/dive3.gif)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 28, 2012, 10:29:20 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/dive4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 28, 2012, 10:30:39 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/dive2.gif)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 28, 2012, 10:32:36 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/dive1.gif)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 28, 2012, 10:34:11 AM
Has Blaze lost weight?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 28, 2012, 10:40:57 AM
The pics of Blaze are older, I haven't taken new ones of him lately.....I do so today.  ;D

However, he has lost weight.  We decided as a family we were encouraging him to overeat.  We'd feed him whenever he wanted, and we'd brush or pet him while he ate, so whenever he wanted attention, he'd go to the food bowl.

He's now on a schedule for food, and a set amout of food to be given.  When he's eating, we ignore him.  We also try to make him more active, making time to play with him, make him chase balls and toys on strings.

Loved the series you posted with the underwater dogs!  The shots are amazing!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sason on April 28, 2012, 11:29:51 AM
Cute Blaze!

I wonder what he would look like in a pic with no flash? LOL


The underwater dogs are hilarious!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 28, 2012, 01:45:50 PM
two pics of Blaze...........just taken......with flash.

:D


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/IMG-20120428-00019.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 28, 2012, 01:46:29 PM
(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/IMG-20120428-00017.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sason on April 28, 2012, 02:46:42 PM
OMG, the green-eyed monster!!!   :o :o :o

Although very cuddly and sedate monster, I have to say.   :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 28, 2012, 03:52:49 PM
I am marking my territory here so I get notices!! ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 28, 2012, 03:53:20 PM
Love the underwater pics, Sherry!!
They are a hoot!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 28, 2012, 03:53:49 PM
Blaze is looking good, Chuck!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 28, 2012, 03:55:55 PM
Tootsie went with me to my appointment this morning and the accountant I am working for just fell in love with her!
She was in his lap most of the time! (Which she loved!!)

He got down on the floor with her and played with her, which she loved as well!

She's had a good day! We walked a lot of blocks in SF as well!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on April 28, 2012, 04:42:07 PM
Good for her, Linda!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 28, 2012, 05:09:28 PM
We're both getting there, Fritz!

I am trying to spend more time with her and trying to get out more.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on April 28, 2012, 05:29:53 PM
I am marking my territory here so I get notices!! ;D
Very apt!  Me too!!

;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 28, 2012, 05:33:34 PM
Very apt!  Me too!!

;D

I thought it was appropriate for the thread!!

Hiya, Sal!! :-*
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 28, 2012, 06:19:00 PM
Marking territory also  ;D ;D   Here are some recent (within the past two weeks) of my queen Gert

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_4756.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 28, 2012, 06:19:44 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_4761.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 28, 2012, 06:20:10 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_4762.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 28, 2012, 06:20:35 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_4773.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 28, 2012, 06:21:02 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_4774.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 28, 2012, 07:53:13 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_4774.jpg)

Ahhh! After a long hard day of posing, and hunting, and rolling in the grass!!
Great pics, Charlie!

Here's to Queen Gert!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on April 28, 2012, 08:14:39 PM
Ahhh! After a long hard day of posing, and hunting, and rolling in the grass!!
Great pics, Charlie!

Here's to Queen Gert!!

Thanks Linda.   The back lawn is fenced and I leave her out all day when I'm at work.  Not sure how much patrolling she does or how much she sleeps, but she is always pooped every evening.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 28, 2012, 08:32:31 PM
Love that face!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 29, 2012, 06:02:06 PM
Okla. Blind Dog Gets New Life with Canine Pal

ABC News Blogs

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/okla-blind-dog-gets-life-canine-pal-185355011--abc-news-topstories.html
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 29, 2012, 06:14:01 PM
That's a great story. I'm so glad I don't live close enough to adopt them!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 29, 2012, 06:15:37 PM
Me too!

It would be great to adopt them.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 29, 2012, 06:17:37 PM
The pups are a week old this evening.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/litternursing42912.jpg)

and they are definitely growing! Their colors are also lightening up a lot.
Emy has taken to napping outside the nest (a big step for her) and the pups
have started sleeping in small groups scattered all oer the nest (rather than in
one big pile... a big step for THEM.)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 29, 2012, 06:19:31 PM
awww, the family looks great!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 29, 2012, 06:21:29 PM
They look great, Sherry!!
And getting big.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on April 30, 2012, 02:32:02 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/154305_172753546089349_100000641144331_416941_5469547_n.jpg)


(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/166609_178835092147861_100000641144331_457906_8030095_n.jpg)


Too cute not to share.   Right now we are debating buying a bulldog or a chihuahu! 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 30, 2012, 03:22:19 PM
If you are serious, you need to know exactly how different the two breeds are!
I absolutely LOVE both and have raised both (and shown Bullies.) But their similarities end with both having "U"s in their names.
The Chi will defend you to the death against anything.
The Bullie won't even know you're in trouble.
The Chi is always ready to go.
The Bullie is always ready to stop.
The Chi lives in YOUR world.
The Bullie lives in his own world.
The Chi is like living with someone who just might be smarter than you but too nice to lord it over you.
The Bullie is like living with someone who is sweet natured but intellectually challenged and somewhat slovenly.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on April 30, 2012, 05:27:40 PM
 ;)  Well that is a great analogy!


I was thinking that I know both breeds pretty well, but looking at the pic of the ones in the Santa hats now I wonder.  Are those even Chihuahu's?

 :D


(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/83605.jpg)


We had a Chihuahu for 17 years, she just died last year.  She was a wonderful dog.   I like how compact she was, we took her everywhere.


My son and his girlfriend bought a bulldog last year.  She is about 9 months old now.  I have never seen a dog with so much character.  She is so loving, but she has a stubborn streak like I have never seen in my life.

She is still young, so she has energy, but it is usually short lived.  Where as a 9 month Chihuahu would be like the energizer bunny!


She is quite a bit bigger than a Chihuahu obviously.   My dog was 4 pounds, the bulldog is about 54 pounds.   I find her hard to handle in "my old age"  :P 


Also the hair is a big concern to me, both dogs do/did their share of shedding.


Which makes me think maybe a poodle?   Although I don't know much about poodles.


(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/dog-looks-like-stuffed-animal.jpg)


It really is a big decision, but we are ready to do something.  We don't like being without a dog.


Thank you for taking the time to answer!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 30, 2012, 08:49:46 PM
Those are definitely NOT Chihuahuas!
Labs.

Love the little white Chi in the photo although I prefer the "deer" type to the "applehead."

I have had... and still have... Poodles of all 4 sizes and they are terrific dogs.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on May 01, 2012, 12:47:52 AM
wow those under water pics are amazing!!

congrats with the puppies sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 01, 2012, 12:27:40 PM
Those are definitely NOT Chihuahuas!
Labs.

Love the little white Chi in the photo although I prefer the "deer" type to the "applehead."

I have had... and still have... Poodles of all 4 sizes and they are terrific dogs.

Yea they do look like little labs!

My dog was an applehead, but the deer type are so sweet - so fragile looking.

I wouldn't want a tea cup poodle, just a regular size, although the big poodles are nice too.


I have just stopped work and I am going back to school in September, so I think now is a good time to get another one..
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 01, 2012, 02:48:57 PM
First off, tea cup is NOT a size. It is an aberration. "Tea cup" does not mean small, it means UNDER 4 pounds at maturity.  And most "tea cups," regardless of breed, are that tiny because there is something physically wrong with them. Just as there is with people who are unusually "small."

Poodles come in toy, miniature, klein/moyen and standard. The size you are not familiar with is the klein/moyen which is bigger than what the AKC standard allows for miniatures but smaller that what the standards are in the AKC show ring. K/m is a legitimate size in Europe. It's just not recognised here. (Toys are under 10 inches, minis under 15 and standards over 15. Of course, there are a lot of pups that grow up in the 15-20+ inch range which means they are too small for the show ring... well, too small to be COMPETITIVE in the show ring.)

Same thing with Dachshunds... Europeans have 9 different varieties (3 sizes/3 coats) while we have 6 (2 sizes/3 coats.)

And don't get me started on the Belgium dogs! Or the differences between the American Akita and the Japanese Akita. Or...!

Deer type Chihuahuas are taller and leaner than the applehead, and sturdier constitutionally... but unwelcome in the show ring.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 03, 2012, 04:50:41 AM
Our chihuahua was always on the small size, closer to 4 pounds and less in her senior years..

I don't know anything about show dogs.  I have never shown one or been involved in the show world in anyway.

Actually we were talking last night and thought we really should try and get a dog from a shelter.  It makes sense...we are going to keep our eyes open.


10 Hot Guys and Their Pets


http://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/gallery/0,,20592036,00.html
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 03, 2012, 11:17:56 AM
Choose your shelter CAREFULLY. Disease runs rampant in most of them and this year, because of the weather, things are going to be the worse ever. I know, because of the economy, there are a lot of wonderful, problem free dogs sitting in shelters, waiting to be picked.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: atruant on May 03, 2012, 03:58:13 PM
A few years ago my Goldens, Sunny and Cindy, marked their territory on these pages. No one around to mark at the moment, but who knows about the future....

Linda, big laugh how your boss took to Tootsie. Good vibes for everyone!!  ;D :-* :-*
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 03, 2012, 04:13:28 PM
Choose your shelter CAREFULLY. Disease runs rampant in most of them and this year, because of the weather, things are going to be the worse ever. I know, because of the economy, there are a lot of wonderful, problem free dogs sitting in shelters, waiting to be picked.


The shelter by us is very very nice, but good to know .  But it is sad to think of pets being dumped because people can't afford them!  :'(
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 03, 2012, 04:36:18 PM
At least, they sort of   have an excuse which is better than why most pets end up in shelters.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 03, 2012, 04:56:32 PM
I honestly don't know,  why do they?  I go through Kijiji some nights and read about people trying to find homes for their beloved pets...and I want to ask them, why are you getting rid of them?

We only had the one dog (in our married life) and as I said we had her 17 years until her death.  I can't imagine under what circumstances we would have gotten rid of her (took her to a shelter, never) or tried to find her a new home...

I can only think people go buy a cute puppy like they buy a new blouse and then after a while they just aren't that crazy about it.


(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/Tramp.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on May 04, 2012, 08:44:41 AM
Around here, a lot of times it's because of having to move into cheaper housing with no pets allowed.  Job losses and home foreclosures account for a lot of dog displacements.  But yes, some people are still idiots and acquire a pet because it's "cute" or enhances their self-image, and then simply don't know how to cope with a living sentient creature.

Of course, they're the same ones who have babies...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 04, 2012, 11:01:17 AM
The majority of animals in shelters are there because people are stupid. We live in a disposable society and people put less thought into getting a pet than they do to buying a loaf of bread. They take better care of their guns than they do their animals OR their kids.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 04, 2012, 05:00:25 PM
Yea I thought of the moving thing..   Although we sold our family home and we moved into an apartment until we decided what to do next.   As it turned out we bought another house.. ::)  But we did spend a year in apartment and finding someplace that would take the dog was a HUGE problem.   But we kept looking, finally settling on a place at $1,7000 a month, just because they would let us have the dog!


A disposable society, that is for sure..

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marz on May 06, 2012, 02:43:04 PM
talking of this my auntie now has more dogs then ever, because of this problem,the way the economy is the first thing most people get rid of is family pets lots of these being dogs who through no fault of there own find themselves homeless

my auntie now has

Baby
Bubbles
Barney
Peaches
Harry
Josie (who was left for dead on the side of the road)
Rupert
Molly
Princess

My auntie has a heart of gold and if she finds out a dog is homeless or in need of a new home, she wont think twice, she wont even ask what breed it is, she doesnt care she loves all dogs equally, old, young, Ill, healthy, ugly, pretty, she will give them a home


I love going round there on a monday to spend time with her and all our beautiful doggies, yes they bark over my fave tv shows, take up my space on the sofa, or sit on me and are abit smelly, but we love them all, they are an important part of our family and we wouldnt change them for the world, some people round where my auntie lives think shes strange and odd,but to me she is amazing and I am sure all the doggies would agree with me
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marz on May 06, 2012, 02:44:20 PM

my little bob is fine, gorgeous as ever, if a bit smelly! shes an old girl now, shes 10!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 06, 2012, 04:04:31 PM
A friend sent me a whole BUNCH of photos from which I've chosen a smaller bunch to share, a few at a time'


Every Cat should have a Dog

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 06, 2012, 04:05:17 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 06, 2012, 04:06:07 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd3.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 06, 2012, 04:07:00 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on May 06, 2012, 04:08:43 PM
Some religious right people would have a fit if they saw these.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 06, 2012, 04:26:02 PM
Congratulations to Doodler (Sherry)  on reaching 10,000+ posts!!!!!




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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 06, 2012, 05:53:39 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on May 06, 2012, 06:09:29 PM
CONGRATS BBM-10XM, SHERRY!!!!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 07, 2012, 03:25:59 PM
More Every Cat should have a Dog

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 07, 2012, 03:26:57 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd6.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 07, 2012, 03:28:28 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd8.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 07, 2012, 03:29:19 PM
This one blows me away!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd7.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 07, 2012, 04:30:27 PM
From the ridiculous...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mnursing50612.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 07, 2012, 04:32:49 PM
... to the sublime

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pupnursing42912.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 07, 2012, 07:48:54 PM
Love the cat/dog pics, Sherry!!

From the ridiculous...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mnursing50612.jpg)

Poor thing!! So many babies!! :D

They are looking good though!! Do you have families for all of them yet?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 07, 2012, 10:13:46 PM
There are 9 and I have 8 pups  sold. And they were 2 weeks old on Sunday. I love Whoodles!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 08, 2012, 10:35:58 AM
Some religious right people would have a fit if they saw these.




 :D  Yea there are laws agains that!!


Marz your Auntie sounds very special - a heart of gold.  Around here though the law is you can't have any more than three dogs!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on May 08, 2012, 02:42:54 PM
aylen, 11 months

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_0916.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on May 08, 2012, 02:43:27 PM
in action

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_1050.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 08, 2012, 04:06:30 PM
Conny, you have the most beautiful dogs! AND you're a great photographer!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 08, 2012, 08:27:15 PM
There are 9 and I have 8 pups  sold. And they were 2 weeks old on Sunday. I love Whoodles!

Their little peepers should be open by now.   But as with other breeds, it will be a few more weeks before they can see very well?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 08, 2012, 09:16:58 PM
Sherry, with that many pups, does she have enough milk for all of them as they get older?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 08, 2012, 10:27:44 PM
Their little peepers should be open by now.   But as with other breeds, it will be a few more weeks before they can see very well?

Actually, to my surprise, yesterday I discovered all of their eyes are open. They are SOOO quiet and still... ALL they do is eat and sleep... and when I pick one up that is sleeping, it just stays asleep... I just assumed they were still blind. And today one barked this morning... just a single bark (NOT a yip or squeek) and there was another bark this evening and that means at least THAT pup's ears are also open. Which means, ALL of them will be hearing tomorrow and things will be noisy around here for 24-48 hours while they adjust to sound.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 08, 2012, 10:38:33 PM
My puppies have access to their mom's food... a high quality commercial puppy kibble (Royal Canin)... from the time they can get in it, which is usually around 3 weeks. They start eating it... dry, right out of the bowl... almost immediately and by the time they are 5-6 weeks, when most people are "weaning" their litters, mine are pretty much on solid food period. Knock on wood, I have never had a mom want her pups to leave her alone because her nipples are sore from their teeth. (My pups have kibble to chew on and seldom do anything but SUCK on their moms.) And moms don't lose weight from nursing too long. In fact, I usually have the opposite problem... moms fatter than they need to be because they are still eating the puppy food. When my pups leave at 12 weeks and beyond, their moms are still in with them much of the time, by choice. It is so amazing to watch the interaction of mamas and "older" babies. Both benefit from it.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 09, 2012, 12:16:48 AM
Thanks for all the information, Sherry. I have never had litters of puppies, so I have never known this.
Have had litters of kittens, but the most was 5 kittens in a litter.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on May 09, 2012, 12:35:25 AM
Conny, you have the most beautiful dogs! AND you're a great photographer!

thanks  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: desertrat on May 09, 2012, 01:34:54 AM
Great photos, everyone!

I loved the cats and dogs-pics.  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 09, 2012, 09:22:13 AM
Thanks for all the information, Sherry. I have never had litters of puppies, so I have never known this.
Have had litters of kittens, but the most was 5 kittens in a litter.

Cats don't seem to have as many babies at one time.
I raised Ocicats for a number of years and the largest litter I ever had was one of 7, the rest were always 4-6. Cat people are smarter about weaning than dog people... in fact, cat people seem to leave much of kitten raising to mamas. I think that might be when I started raising my pups differently. I'll tell you one thing... kittens are WAY noisier than puppies!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 09, 2012, 12:59:38 PM
Thanks for all the information, Sherry. I have never had litters of puppies, so I have never known this.
Have had litters of kittens, but the most was 5 kittens in a litter.

Years ago (late 80's and early 90's) I had a pair of Pugs.   I kept them both intact to raise some puppies and of course they were all sold before they were even a month old.  But I first let them mate when the female was 18 months old.  The first litter, she had six, but one was still born, and another was really small, and passed within a day.  But the other four were healthy.   Second litter, she had four, and third litter she had three.  All the pups for 2nd & 3rd were fine.   I didn't permit any breeding aftet the third.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 09, 2012, 03:22:13 PM
Poor dogs. All the fun was over!

Something most people don't know, dogs are the only animals that go through a complete hormonal pregnancy every cycle, whether they are bred or not.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 09, 2012, 03:24:35 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd9.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 09, 2012, 03:26:42 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd10.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 09, 2012, 03:27:39 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd11.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: atruant on May 09, 2012, 04:37:12 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cd10.jpg)

Lovely shot, Sherry - hope you don't mind me sharing it!

John
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 09, 2012, 05:30:49 PM
Feel free to pass it on, John. A friend sends me TONS of photos emailed him by others and the Cat and Dog pix was a series of a couple dozen shots.  I feel any pix on the internet that is not protected is fair game. There is a beautiful, touching photograph of Calvin Borel and Rachel Alexander on her farm's website which I want to share with the world, but it is protected, darn it!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 09, 2012, 07:17:31 PM
Cats don't seem to have as many babies at one time.
I raised Ocicats for a number of years and the largest litter I ever had was one of 7, the rest were always 4-6. Cat people are smarter about weaning than dog people... in fact, cat people seem to leave much of kitten raising to mamas. I think that might be when I started raising my pups differently. I'll tell you one thing... kittens are WAY noisier than puppies!

yes kittens are very verbal almost from the very beginning.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 09, 2012, 07:19:20 PM
Poor dogs. All the fun was over!

Something most people don't know, dogs are the only animals that go through a complete hormonal pregnancy every cycle, whether they are bred or not.

My mom used to call it "getting their late hours cut out"! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 09, 2012, 07:26:36 PM



Hungry Kittens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiHXASgRTcA)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sason on May 10, 2012, 01:43:11 PM


Hungry Kittens (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiHXASgRTcA)


LOL!!!

This is soooo cute!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 10, 2012, 08:38:22 PM
Popcorn
one of my rescues looking for a home. He's a Pom/Poo, almost 6 years old. I LOVE his coloring!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/popcorn.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 12, 2012, 08:40:19 AM
Uh oh......look who is in the dog house this morning!  :D :D ;D

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_4817.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 12, 2012, 02:57:22 PM
Popcorn
one of my rescues looking for a home. He's a Pom/Poo, almost 6 years old. I LOVE his coloring!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/popcorn.jpg)



Oh I LOVE him, Sherry!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 12, 2012, 02:58:29 PM
Uh oh......look who is in the dog house this morning!  :D :D ;D

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_4817.jpg)

Uh Oh! On purpose or just because, Charlie??
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 12, 2012, 05:09:39 PM
Uh Oh! On purpose or just because, Charlie??

That's her little house out on the deck.   Every morning after her breakfast and before I leave for work, she is always parked in her house.   Since I had today off work, I decided to get a pic of it.   However, I have heard from reliable sources (neighbors) that she is quite active during the days and does a good deal of patrol work.  So she only uses it to make me think she is a home body!  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 12, 2012, 06:12:42 PM
LOL!! Charlie!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 12, 2012, 10:04:45 PM
Oh I LOVE him, Sherry!!

I think he's pretty, cute and charming. Which is why he's still here! So far, no one has been just right for him.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 14, 2012, 01:04:10 PM
My Emy/Boon pups are 3 weeks old as of last evening (Sunday)
and as I said, have decided they need a diet change...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/m1bowl51312a.jpg)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 14, 2012, 01:05:22 PM

The word spreads...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/m2bowl51312a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 14, 2012, 01:06:33 PM
Always room for one more...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/m3bowl51312a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 14, 2012, 01:09:03 PM
Anybody got a bigger bowl?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/m4bowl51312a.jpg)

I ended up putting the bowl in the nest because I do not want 3 week old pups out all the time.
It drives their mom crazy when some are in one area and the rest roaming elsewhere.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 14, 2012, 08:29:08 PM
Good Mom!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on May 14, 2012, 08:53:35 PM
Anybody got a bigger bowl?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/m4bowl51312a.jpg)

I ended up putting the bowl in the nest because I do not want 3 week old pups out all the time.
It drives their mom crazy when some are in one area and the rest roaming elsewhere.


Ahhhhwwwwwww....just look at those little puppers already eatin crunchers!    Certainly has to give moms nips a break!  :D ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 16, 2012, 03:35:06 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2144694/Down-boy-The-oversized-dogs-tower-owners-like-big-cuddly-bears.html?ICO=most_read_module




 :o
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 17, 2012, 10:50:16 PM
I had a minor tragedy over the weekend. My girl Peri (the one who was missing but I got back this Fall) had to have an emergecy c-section after her first two pups were stillborn. She and the 3 sectioned pups had an extremely difficult time throwing off the anesthesia. In fact, 6 hours after the surgery, Peri had to be carried out to the car. Usually, after 90 minutes at the most, the dog is awake, responsive and often walking around without staggering. The pups were so lethargic I expected I was going to end up with none. I lost one the next day and the second the day after that. But the third SEEMS to be doing a lot better and I'm getting close to cautious optomism.
Here are Peri and Esther* last night.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/perinpup51612b.jpg)


*Esther is named that for "polyester"... her mom and my Emy are full sisters and Sparky is the father of Esther and Emy's daughter Cotton, who never made it back this Fall.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 17, 2012, 10:52:13 PM
 Esther

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/perinpup51612g.jpg)

That's about as far as Mom lets her get from her belly.


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 17, 2012, 11:40:03 PM
I am so sorry to hear about this Sherry. It seems like one thing after another with Peri. I am glad the Esther seems to be doing OK and so glad Peri came out OK as well.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 18, 2012, 02:21:27 AM
That is sad.  All the best for Peri and Esther, Sherry.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 18, 2012, 03:48:12 AM
Sherry, I'm sorry to hear that Peri lost almost all the pups, and had such a difficult time with the anesthesia.  Fingers crossed for Esther.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 18, 2012, 08:10:22 AM
I am so sorry to hear about this Sherry. It seems like one thing after another with Peri. I am glad the Esther seems to be doing OK and so glad Peri came out OK as well.

I've had the same thought about Peri. She seems to be my hard luck dog. Guess it happens with everything, probably even whales!

Today, Peri's having trouble deciding if she's a mom first, or a dog. She's up and down, wanting to participate in everything going on in the house, but wanting to stay with Esther too. It's tough being a young mom these days!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 18, 2012, 07:55:49 PM
I've had the same thought about Peri. She seems to be my hard luck dog. Guess it happens with everything, probably even whales!

Today, Peri's having trouble deciding if she's a mom first, or a dog. She's up and down, wanting to participate in everything going on in the house, but wanting to stay with Esther too. It's tough being a young mom these days!

This is her first litter? I can imagine it would be hard for her, to make the choice.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 18, 2012, 09:41:39 PM
Yep, her first.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on May 20, 2012, 10:25:11 AM
sorry to hear about the lost puppies sherry, but im glad one has survived!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 20, 2012, 02:23:27 PM
She's almost a week old and still hanging in there. But she doesn't seem to be growing at all...maybe a tad. She's like a little bird in my hand.

Moving the other pups from the bedroom to the computer room today. They are finally showing some increased activity... I've never seen such LAZY pups! There is more light in the computer room than my bedroom and I spend a lot of time in there. They're 4 weeks old tonight and are finally doing a little wrestling with each other. They are actually eating really well, much to their mom's delight! Gotta get birthday pictures this afternoon for their families... THAT's when they get active, as soon as I get the camera out!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: jack on May 21, 2012, 01:52:34 AM
someone correctly suggest that i put a notice here about my cat.

my cat, baby, is a rescue who pretty much walked into my house and never left, had apparently been abandoned, because he had been previously neutered and had other medical procedures as well.  he is so happy with his new human protector that he practically radiates this with his every gesture.  i can't bring him with me to hawaii, i dimply don't have the money, and my living situation once i get there is likely to not accept pets, and i simply don't know even where i will be staying.

if there is anyone in driving distance who would like to adopt an approximately 7 year old short haired tuxedo cat who is within driving distance of south florida, it would be wonderful to here from you.  i would post a picture, but doesn't photograph well at all.  he has rather beady dark eyes and the white patches don't extend to his face.

he is a sweetheart, and he needs someone to give him a loving home.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 22, 2012, 12:02:17 PM
Now we've moved from the country to a house on the edge of town, luckily the cats stay pretty much in the garden, but if I get home a little late for their dinner Sukey waits for me on the gate.

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/DSC00800-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 22, 2012, 12:02:42 PM


(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/DSC00801.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 22, 2012, 12:03:18 PM


(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/DSC00802-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 22, 2012, 12:04:14 PM
Love the pictures, Sara!!
They are great!

Did they stay close to the house before, or wander a bit further afield?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 22, 2012, 02:11:54 PM
Gorgeous fence.
I know, that's an odd thing to admire, but having so many dogs, my whole world is surrounded by chain link!
The first picture has the cat looking like it is part of the gate. Wonderful shot.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 22, 2012, 03:42:16 PM
great shots, Sara!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 22, 2012, 04:59:53 PM
Just a quick pic of Tootsie and the chickens! :D

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/005-3.jpg)

She loves it because they are bigger than she is and they run from her! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 22, 2012, 05:01:33 PM
Tootsie from a walk we took a couple of weeks ago.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Walk%205-12-12/022.jpg)

At the coffee shop on the patio.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 22, 2012, 05:02:00 PM
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Walk%205-12-12/023.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 22, 2012, 05:02:35 PM
I love the light in this one!

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Walk%205-12-12/024.jpg)

I finally got her to look at the camera!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 22, 2012, 05:06:34 PM
Not sure how big Tootsie is but I get small CLOTH harnesses from simplyshe.com. I mean, if that is of interest! I just started using harnesses instead of collars a couple years ago, mainly because one of my rescues came with a beautiful, comfortable one made of cloth instead of leather.

Well! I should have waited for ALL the pictures to load! She's tiny. Love the shot of her and the chickens.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 22, 2012, 05:10:12 PM
Emy's pups have just turned 4 weeks and I moved them from my bedroom
to the computer/tv room this afternoon. Obviously, they were terribly upset.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emlit52212.jpg)

They're probably as big as Tootsie!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 22, 2012, 05:11:49 PM
Peri's Esther has just turned 1 week and is suddenly doing really well, thank goodness.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pesther52212b.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 22, 2012, 05:14:06 PM
Peri: Esther, enough of that picture taking business. Com'ere now!"

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/periesthercomere52212.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 22, 2012, 05:15:28 PM
All's back to normal.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/periesther52212.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 22, 2012, 06:00:36 PM
Fantastic news, Sherry!! I am so glad!!

Yes, the pups look terribly upset.
They look like an explosion in a puppy factory!! :D

Toots weighs 4 lbs!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 23, 2012, 01:17:09 AM
Love the pictures, Sara!!
They are great!

Did they stay close to the house before, or wander a bit further afield?

They used to go literally in the fields, although not all that far.  Used to catch lots of mice, with the occasional squirrel, rat, mole, baby rabbit and birds :(. But they seem perfectly content in the garden now - luckily.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 23, 2012, 01:21:20 AM
Gorgeous fence.
I know, that's an odd thing to admire, but having so many dogs, my whole world is surrounded by chain link!
The first picture has the cat looking like it is part of the gate. Wonderful shot.

Thanks! Glad you like the fence - we do too, and the new gate.  It was all pretty run down when we bought it. The cats also jump on the wall, with a 10 foot drop down to the river - I wish they wouldn't but can't stop them.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 23, 2012, 01:22:25 AM
Tootsie from a walk we took a couple of weeks ago.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Walk%205-12-12/022.jpg)

At the coffee shop on the patio.

Awww - she's such a titchy little thing!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 23, 2012, 01:23:15 AM
Emy's pups have just turned 4 weeks and I moved them from my bedroom
to the computer/tv room this afternoon. Obviously, they were terribly upset.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emlit52212.jpg)

They're probably as big as Tootsie!

Love the pups :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 23, 2012, 10:29:42 PM
Awww - she's such a titchy little thing!

Yep she is, but ahs the big dog mentality, unless her tinyness and cuteness get her attention!
Then she is all over it!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on May 24, 2012, 12:41:02 AM
such a sweet picture sherry,mom and pup are looking great!

toetsie too linda!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: jmonchin on May 26, 2012, 04:49:59 AM
i am more of a dog lover than a cat lover so i was so interested of the dog pictures underwater. although they looked so fierce with their theet showing like that i know that those dogs are as cuddly and as loving as any man's best friend. i have 2 dogs as well although both are Chow-Chow breed, have not had a recent picture of them so i will post mine when i get o good shot. they are the most loving pets ever and they are surely part of the family. i do hope that your dogs are all healthy. i will take your advice and schedule feed my dogs as well as i have realized we were overfeeding them too!LOL
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on May 26, 2012, 01:57:28 PM
Jessamyn, 1996 - 2012

(http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac111/Lutherphotos/CREATURES/JessA-Trotll2011.jpg?t=1338060669)

She wasn't her old poodle self these last few months, but sometimes - as in this visit to the dog park last November - a bit of that spirit returned. 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on May 26, 2012, 02:47:30 PM
So sorry to hear of your loss Castro 


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....


Sal   :-*
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 26, 2012, 04:48:40 PM
Castro, it is so hard to say good bye, even when a dog has been in your life longer than you have any right to expect. Sixteen years! You must have been a really good friend to Jessamyn.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 26, 2012, 04:50:03 PM
jmonchin, looking forward to some Chow Chow pictures! What color are they?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 26, 2012, 09:38:06 PM
Castro, so sorry that you've lost your friend...as Doodler said, it's so hard to say goodbye.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 26, 2012, 09:41:07 PM
Peri's Esther has just turned 1 week and is suddenly doing really well, thank goodness.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pesther52212b.jpg)

hey Sherry,
I should have replied to your email long ago, I'm sorry.

I'm sorry to hear of the pups that were lost, but so happy to see this little one is doing so well.  And Peri seems to be such a devoted new mom. 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 27, 2012, 12:29:59 AM
No problem!

Re Peri... I can hardly wait until next year's litter. Is she ever going to have a rude awakening!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 27, 2012, 12:10:58 PM
Castro, I'm so sorry you had to lose Jessamyn.  It's so hard to say goodbye to them.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 27, 2012, 01:07:31 PM
I am so sorry to hear about Jessamyn, Castro.
I know how hard it is to lose one of out "kids" especially when they have shared their love for us for so long.
They will be there when it is our time.
I am thinking about you both.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 27, 2012, 01:08:10 PM
Is Esther still doing well, Sherry?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 27, 2012, 03:27:10 PM
She is. I expect her eyes to open soon since she's 2 weeks today. Fat but sassy yet, just a lump!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 29, 2012, 07:45:14 AM
She is. I expect her eyes to open soon since she's 2 weeks today. Fat but sassy yet, just a lump!

More pics of the "lump"?  In your spare time, of course...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 29, 2012, 08:03:34 AM
You have no idea what a sore subject pictures are with me! I make sure to tell my puppy families that I do photos every 10-14 days for the first 6 weeks and then no more than every 2 weeks after... pups, like babies, just do not change in looks that quickly! And yet every day, there is at least one email... on a good day there is only one email, asking for more pictures. Now, Esther is no problem yet since she still can't hear or see which means she stays fairly close to where I put her, but older pups are more interested in anything  other than staying still and looking at the camera!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 29, 2012, 08:21:22 AM
Here's a picture for you. It is my current favorite and my new screensaver.
Calvin Boral, one of the US' leading jockeys, and Rachel Alexandra, a previous
mount of his and Horse of the Year two years ago. This was taken the Friday
before the KY Derby when Calvin went to see her and her new foal.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/calvinrachel.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 30, 2012, 04:25:46 PM
What a beautiful picture!  :'(


I love horses.



(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/ashley-judd-300.jpg)


ASHLEY JUDD
Family photo time! Judd and husband Dario Franchitti celebrate his third Indianapolis 500 win Sunday with their pair of cockapoos, Buttermilk and Shug, at the city's Motor Speedway in Indiana.
     
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 30, 2012, 08:25:36 PM
I wish her show hadn't been cancelled!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 31, 2012, 08:45:50 AM
I have to say I didn't tune in, I am just watching too much TV already.  Too bad it got cancelled though.  I always liked her, she is a great actress.   And obviously loves her doggies - they are so cute.


 :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 31, 2012, 12:30:31 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/b05d6d06-5611-4f11-93c4-b32a37e28c46.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 31, 2012, 02:40:46 PM
That must be April's Barkley!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on May 31, 2012, 05:12:52 PM
I never intended to overlap my old poodle Jess with another dog, but when I took some wornout towels and blankets  to our county pound (now known, fairly enough, as "shelter,") about four years ago,  this little person had just been put in a display enclosure, and I was a goner.  Her face is her fortune.  She accepted being second dog well enough, but the two dogs never bonded and I've no doubt Lizzy appreciates her new status as Only Dog.  Whoever her parents might have been, there's a good dollop of terrier in there somewhere, which pleases me.
(http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac111/Lutherphotos/CREATURES/Lizzyreduced.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 31, 2012, 05:23:45 PM
I never intended to overlap my old poodle Jess with another dog, but when I took some wornout towels and blankets  to our county pound (now known, fairly enough, as "shelter,") about four years ago,  this little person had just been put in a display enclosure, and I was a goner.  Her face is her fortune.  She accepted being second dog well enough, but the two dogs never bonded and I've no doubt Lizzy appreciates her new status as Only Dog.  Whoever her parents might have been, there's a good dollop of terrier in there somewhere, which pleases me.
(http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac111/Lutherphotos/CREATURES/Lizzyreduced.jpg)

What a cutie Lizzy is!! I would have fallen hard as well!!

Tootsie is adapting pretty well as Only Dog as well. She does get lonely during  the day though.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Walk%205-12-12/022.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 31, 2012, 06:06:15 PM
Sweet looking dog. My guess on the Terrier part would be Cairn. They tend to be fairly mellow while maintaining some Terrier spice.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 31, 2012, 06:21:49 PM
Backstory:
a zoo's chimp died, leaving her infant to be raised by the keepers. One took the baby home and
introduced it to his Cane Corso who was raising a litter of puppies.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/chimp1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 31, 2012, 06:22:58 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/chimp2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 31, 2012, 06:23:42 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/chimp3.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 31, 2012, 06:25:12 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/chimp4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 31, 2012, 06:51:24 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/chimp4.jpg)

I love dogs...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on June 01, 2012, 01:52:45 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/chimp2.jpg)

That's amazing, and sweet!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: jack on June 01, 2012, 04:46:31 AM
i love the bemused expression of mothers of whatever species when they "adopt" an infant of some other species.  they seem to be saying "well, what was i supposed to do?"
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on June 01, 2012, 08:03:59 AM
That is exactly the look!


http://willbarnesonline.com/wordpress/2012/01/25/adorable-chimpanzee-raised-by-mastiff-mother/


I googled the link so I could pass it on to people, the pictures are just way too adorable.    Yea you just gotta love dogs!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 01, 2012, 05:41:13 PM
This is Esther at 19 days. Her eyes finally opened yesterday and she is
almost up on her feet... she gets up and walks, but can go only a few
steps before sprawling out. Then she gets up and goes again. I put a
kitchen mat in the crate, to get her off the slick surface, but her momma
keeps moving it into a pile. Esther has mastered the sit and looks like a little
stuffed animal when she does it. Today, while her mom was outside, I held
her where Crockett and my little rescue dogs could sniff and lick her. She
didn't like it at first and kept burying her head, but after a few minutes, she
was looking for them, pushing her nose against theirs, mouthing their muzzles.
Single pups often do not want to be bothered with other dogs touching them
because it hasn't happened to them all their lives. She found them interesting,
rather than threatening, which is a good sign. This is the best I can do to
prepare her before I put her in with Emy's pups (who are 3 weeks older) for
play time. That won't happen for another week or two, but I don't want her
afraid of them the first time it happens.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/esther6112a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 01, 2012, 06:12:03 PM
I want her
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 01, 2012, 07:14:08 PM
I admit she IS cute, but I don't want her! I'll keep her if she proves to have any problem, but other than that, she's for sale. (I need another breeding bitch, but do not want blond.)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on June 01, 2012, 09:22:40 PM
Sweet looking dog. My guess on the Terrier part would be Cairn. They tend to be fairly mellow while maintaining some Terrier spice.



Actually, she doesn't remind me of my cairns, specifically.  And her coat is pretty soft, and not as heavy as it looks.   Just a sort of generic terrierishness, I guess.  However, one person did say that when she saw her face she thought "shih tsu" but when she saw her move she thought "Norwich."  Me, I'll just assume a family tree including one of the short-muzzled oriental breeds and one of the terriers.  (And "fairly" mellow suits cairns, I guess.  They can be obstinate, single-minded little devils!  And charmers, too, of course...)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 02, 2012, 09:03:27 AM
I thought Shih-Tzu as soon as I saw her too. And that would explain the coat. I've raised both Shih-Tzu and Cairns... never had a mixed litter of them though. Cairns are much nicer terriers than Westies and Scotties (all 3 used to be one breed) and tend to get along better with other dogs. If I were 10 years younger, I'd do some Cairnoodles along with my Whoodles. I would think the black and tan terriers... which is most of them including Norwich and Norfolk, Border, etc... would show more of that color pattern when crossed, but maybe not. She's a cutie-pie regardless!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on June 02, 2012, 09:10:18 AM
I met my cousins' cockerdoodle the other day - a sweetie, with a such a soft black, wavy coat.  She didn't really look at all like a poodle or a spaniel though.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on June 04, 2012, 08:21:52 PM
http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/nj-buckle-up-your-dog-cat-or-face-fines.html


Buckle up your pets??


I would probably go along with this..
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 04, 2012, 08:40:01 PM
Here, I'd be happy if they enforced the "no loose dogs in the back of pick-ups" law. Hell, I'd be happy if they enforced the "no loose KIDS in the back of pick-ups" law.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 05, 2012, 08:41:25 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/gigisdoodlebuddy.jpg)
I "meet" some of the nicest people! I got this email from a young lady who is getting one of my current puppies. She is naming her puppy "Cashmere" in keeping with my Cotton and Polyester theme.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 05, 2012, 08:44:27 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/agility.jpg)

Dog: I'm winning this race because the winner gets to eat bacon strips.
Pig: I'm winning this race because the loser has to BE bacon strips.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 05, 2012, 08:46:05 AM
Can you hear me now?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/canyouhearmenow.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 05, 2012, 08:48:52 AM
Mama said 'Don't take your love to town....' I shoulda listened!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/mtcat.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 05, 2012, 10:33:22 AM
Great pictures, Sherry!! Love them.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 05, 2012, 10:34:22 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/gigisdoodlebuddy.jpg)
I "meet" some of the nicest people! I got this email from a young lady who is getting one of my current puppies. She is naming her puppy "Cashmere" in keeping with my Cotton and Polyester theme.


This is so wonderful, Sherry and just reinforces that the pup is going to a good home!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 05, 2012, 11:31:36 AM
I was looking for something else today and saw this and could not pass it up!

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/puppy-waving.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 05, 2012, 01:38:50 PM
What a cutie!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marz on June 05, 2012, 03:10:50 PM
thanks everyone for posting all the wonderful photos recently and Bob says woof! (Hello!) I will ty to post some new photos of Bob soon
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on June 05, 2012, 03:21:06 PM
I lost my 11 year old black cat in the early hours of this morning. Those who know me on FB can see his picture, (send me a friend request!!) I can't bring myself to look at it at the moment.

Ernie was a hunter, especially in the summer. It was quite normal for him not to put an appearance for food for 3 or 4 days.  I saw Ernie last Wednesday, he seemed fine, ate his dinner, had a hug and off he went.  I went away to friends for the weekend and during that time Lauren text to say Ernie was limping but she thought he might have landed a bit heavy and bruised or sprained it, he jumps from quite a height!!

Yesterday evening I heard the catflap go and a very loud yowl. I found Ern in a heap on the doormat. I picked him up and he promptly peed blood all down me. I knew something serious was up.

I sat him on my lap and turned him over on his back and felt him all over. On both flanks he had puncture holes that were riddled with maggots. It would appear he had been attacked by either a dog or a fox and have lain somewhere injured and shocked for a few days. I had called him for his dinner that evening, and he usually comes if I call him.  Well, it must have taken him a serious amount of willpower and effort, and maybe love, to make his way home, He arrived 4 hours after I called!   I could tell from how he was breathing, his gums and eyelids that he was shutting down. He was very very cold and slightly stiff. I made the decision not to stress him out by putting him in a cat basket (he's only ever been in it once), putting him in the car (which I know he hated) and driving him into the 24 hour vets to be euthanised. I sat with him wrapped up in a blanket, he was quiet and comfortable, but his breathing started to speed up and get shallower. He slipped away peacefully at 1.45am this morning, snuggled up to me.

He was MY cat, and for some weird reason he loved Michael Flanagan!!  I've not seen him snuggle up to someone like he did with Michael!! 

His head rubs, loud yowls, and chin scratches will be sorely missed.

Thanks for letting me go on.....................

Sal    :'(
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 05, 2012, 03:52:03 PM
Oh Sal, sweetheart, I'm so sorry!

I'm in tears with you reading about Ernie.

Sending you big hugs and love across the pond, darlin'.  Wish I could give them to you in person.


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: dejavu on June 05, 2012, 04:03:12 PM
Sal, I am so sorry to hear about your cat Ernie.

And Chuck, those are wonderful thoughts, even if they do make me cry as well as smile.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marz on June 05, 2012, 04:05:41 PM
Oh Sal sweetheart I really dont know what to say apart from I am here for you (as we all are) when you are ready to talk, (I now have tears streaming down my face) and l am sending you lots of love and a big hug

Rest in Peace sweet Ernie :-*

thats truly beautiful Chuck, very moving
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 05, 2012, 04:08:06 PM
I must say, "Rainbow Bridge" makes me cry as well, and Sal has often posted it here herself for other pet owners who have lost their four-footed family members.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 05, 2012, 04:10:11 PM
(((Sal)))
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: kittykat on June 05, 2012, 04:29:36 PM
Sal :-* *hugs*
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 05, 2012, 06:05:00 PM
Tigs, I am so sorry.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: atruant on June 05, 2012, 06:17:22 PM
((((Sal))))
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 05, 2012, 06:36:39 PM
((((Sal)))! I am so very sorry to hear about Ernie. He was a wonderful friend to you.
I am thinking about you.  I know you will miss him.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on June 05, 2012, 06:54:39 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/RainbowBridgeGailHogan2.jpg)


I am so sorry to hear about Ernie.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 05, 2012, 11:04:26 PM
For Sal:

http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html

From a very good mutual friend who just lost his beloved pet of 14 years.
He shared it with me as a help for his loss and my loss of Killer and I share it with you for Ernie.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on June 06, 2012, 12:56:13 AM
I'm so sad for you and Ernie, (((Sal))).
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on June 06, 2012, 02:42:12 PM
For Sal:

http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html

From a very good mutual friend who just lost his beloved pet of 14 years.
He shared it with me as a help for his loss and my loss of Killer and I share it with you for Ernie.

Thnaks ( ;)) Linda, thats sweet!

:-*
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on June 06, 2012, 02:46:29 PM
Thanks everyone!

This morning I had the task of going to the vets to get his body cremated. I managed to cry buckets again!

This morning, for the second time, I got asked if I wanted an 8 month old Jack Russell dog, for the second time I had to refuse.

2 cats are enough at the moment....................................................Let alone the moody (female) teenager, with rampant hormones and ME, or yuppy flu as it was known!)!

Sal  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on June 06, 2012, 04:24:12 PM
So sorry for your loss, Sal.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 07, 2012, 02:50:38 PM
Growing up quickly...
Emy and pups at their 6 weeks birthday celebration

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mlit6w6312.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on June 07, 2012, 03:45:40 PM
how sweet!!!

;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 08, 2012, 03:17:38 AM
They are getting so big, Sherry and so cute!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 08, 2012, 08:54:47 AM
They ARE a lot bigger than when they started! Haven't weighed them yet... usually do it at 4-8-12 weeks since there is a formula for predicting ideal  adult weight (which works well for big breeds and marginally well for small ones, but it's still just a guess with those in between.) They're all pretty much the same size... a few slightly smaller, but no whoppers... so I'm kind of just ignoring the fact they'll be 7 weeks this weekend. The pups I've heard back from in last year's litter are smaller than what I guess-imated, so it's kind of 'what's the point?'

Esther is bigger than what she would have been at this stage if there had been more pups. Unchallenged access to the milk tap makes for a chunky monkey. She's getting a lot more active and I need to move her and her mom to a puppy pen. We'll see how THAT goes!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 08, 2012, 09:55:50 AM
yahoo news story

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/others/baby.jpg)

Dog rescues abandoned newborn
By Sarah D. Bunting - Photo via Ghana News Agency.

A farm dog in Ghana has attained hero status after spending a night protecting an abandoned newborn human. Authorities say the dog, along with its two-week-old charge, was found under a bridge in Winkongo (which is near Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional Capital of Ghana), near the farm where he lives – with the tiny baby snuggled against him.

A search party had been convened to look for the dog, not the baby, when the pooch's worried owner got concerned that her pet hadn't returned home in the evening. Searchers spent most of the night tracking the hound through nearby fields and woods, and came upon the unlikely pair quite some time later; finally locating him under the bridge near the farm he calls home, they were surprised to find the dog curled around a human infant.

Madam Rosemary Azure, Director of Health for the Talensi-Nabdam District, shared the remarkable story with the Ghana News Agency at a ceremony for a different occasion entirely – the launch of two vaccines that will help prevent diarrhea and pneumonia – although it's not impossible that officials will find themselves presiding over a medal presentation to "Hairy Poppins" sometime soon.

The baby himself is in relatively fine fettle after his adventure. His umbilical cord had not been cut, and had gotten infected, but the little one was otherwise unharmed; he's had all his vaccinations, and is currently in the custody of a local health directorate until new, non-bridge arrangements can be made for him. Azure noted that she couldn't say what had led to the baby's desertion by his mother, but speculated that the parents were teenagers, and took the opportunity to caution locals against unprotected sex. Police are investigating

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 08, 2012, 07:49:52 PM
They ARE a lot bigger than when they started! Haven't weighed them yet... usually do it at 4-8-12 weeks since there is a formula for predicting ideal  adult weight (which works well for big breeds and marginally well for small ones, but it's still just a guess with those in between.) They're all pretty much the same size... a few slightly smaller, but no whoppers... so I'm kind of just ignoring the fact they'll be 7 weeks this weekend. The pups I've heard back from in last year's litter are smaller than what I guess-imated, so it's kind of 'what's the point?'

Esther is bigger than what she would have been at this stage if there had been more pups. Unchallenged access to the milk tap makes for a chunky monkey. She's getting a lot more active and I need to move her and her mom to a puppy pen. We'll see how THAT goes!

I never thought about the lack of other puppies and unchallenged access to the milk and being larger. But that makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 08, 2012, 08:31:40 PM
Single puppy litters are the bane of breeders everywhere. If it is a single pup en utero, there are no restrictions on how big the fetus can get and as often as not, a c-section is necessary regardless of breed. Single surviving pups need special socialization right from the get-go. They don't get used to other pups climbing on them and disturbing them when they are nursing or sleeping. They do not learn that they won't starve to death if another pup takes their nipple away. They don't learn about rough and tumble play because adults treat babies a lot more gently than other pups do. I roll Esther around, push her all over the place, take hold of a leg or tail or muzzle and don't let go, etc, so she learns she is not being harmed when restrained or treated a little roughly. In a couple weeks, I'll put her in with Emy's pups, closely supervised, of course, because they'll teach her a lot faster and better than I can.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on June 09, 2012, 12:06:05 PM
Here's another cat-person's elegy:

SHADOW'S SONG (on the death of a cat)

        I'm not gone...not really.
        I haven't gone away...I've only gotten bigger.
        My eyes, so bright, now shine among the stars.
        My voice sings with the wind in winter, as I leap
        And dance among the tree tops.
        I stalk the blown leaves in autumn, and brush the
        Flowers gently in the spring.
        I come to you in dreaming, on feet grown dreamtime soft,
        And lay my cheek against yours, and whisper:
        "Peace be with you."
        Someday we will play again together, you and I, among the stars.
        'Til then, fear not to love, for your love gave my life meaning.
        And I return that love to you...a hundredfold...a thousandfold...
        Forever.

        Copyright © 1996 by Audrey E. Nickel
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on June 09, 2012, 12:22:43 PM
We all must take comfort where we can, with gratitude.  Still, because I'm pretty much an unbeliever, I find most in such things as Gene Weingarten's famous "Something About Harry":
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/26/AR2008092602860_pf.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/26/AR2008092602860_pf.html)

And in a poem by John Galsworthy:

Quote
Do They Know?

Do they know, as we do, that their time must come?
Yes, they know, at rare moments.
No other way can I interpret those pauses of his latter life, when, propped on his forefeet, he would sit for long minutes quite motionless-his head drooped, utterly withdrawn; then turn those eyes of his and look at me.
That look said more plainly than all words could: "Yes, I know that I must go."
If we have spirits that persist-they have.
If we know, after our departure, who we were-they do.
No one, I think, who really longs for truth, can ever glibly say which it will be for dog and man-persistence or extinction of our consciousness.
There is but one thing certain-the childishness of fretting over that eternal question.
Whichever it be, it must be right, the only possible thing.
He felt that too, I know; but then, like his master, he was what is called a pessimist.
My companion tells me that, since he left us, he has once come back.
It was Old Year's Night, and she was sad, when he came to her in visible shape of his black body, passing round the dining table from the window end, to his proper place beneath the table, at her feet.
She saw him quite clearly; she heard the padding tap-tap of his paws and very toe-nails; she felt his warmth brushing hard against the front of her skirt.
She thought then that he would settle down upon her feet, but something disturbed him, and he stood pausing, pressed against her, then moved out toward where I generally sit, but was not sitting that night.
She saw him stand there, as if considering; then at some sound or laugh, she became self-conscious, and slowly, very slowly, he was no longer there.
Had he some message, some counsel to give, something he would say, that last night of the last year of all those he had watched over us?
Will he come back again?
No stone stands over where he lies. It is on our hearts that his life is engraved.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 09, 2012, 03:12:23 PM
I wish y'all would stop making me cry.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 09, 2012, 03:14:39 PM
Esther, checking in (26 days)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/esther6812a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2012, 05:02:38 PM
Esther, checking in (26 days)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/esther6812a.jpg)


OH, darn she is such a cutie!!

Sherry, on our walk today, we saw a black and white labradoodle. Maybe 9 months old. I stopped to ask her owner to make sure she was a doodle (I was pretty sure from all the pics you have posted), and the lady said I was the first to identify her correctly. She was all legs and still not very coordinated. She was a cutie though.

I have a question. When Toots and I go for a walk, all the little dogs we encounter know her as a dog (she is 4 lbs), but most of the big dogs are very leery of her, almost as if they don't recognize her as a dog. They sniff and then kind of back up. She does nothing but just stand there to let them sniff, no aggressiveness on her part.  Is this normal?  She grew up with larger dogs, 40 - 55 lbs.

Just curious.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 09, 2012, 09:40:52 PM
I'd have to see the behavior of all the dogs to try to figure it out. What is she wearing? How old is she and is she on any medications? Does she smoke? (Or do you... a lot of dogs are really turned off by the smell of cigarettes, so much smarter than people!) And sometimes, big dogs are just unsure about little TINY dogs... 10 pounders are one thing, but 3-4 pounds and they're supposed to be cats! Maybe the bigger dogs are just standing back, saying to themselves "If it walks like a dog, if it smells like a dog...."
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2012, 10:49:17 PM
She usually wears a blue shirt, but they have done the same thing when she is not wearing it. She is 9 yo and on no medication. I don't smoke and never have (nasty habit). The last two statements are what I am figuring.  The fact that she is so little that she could not be a dog, and the looks they give are just that, she just isn't the right size to be a dog.
It almost always seems as if they are afraid of her. Maybe they are thinking 'cat' and think she's getting ready to strike when she moves. It is pretty funny to see.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on June 10, 2012, 12:09:55 AM
I wish y'all would stop making me cry.

Me too!  Mines still pretty raw!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 11, 2012, 10:41:07 AM
Side by side photos to show you the difference 3 weeks can make in a pup's size.
On the left is one of my 7 weeks old pups with a reindeer toy and on the right, Esther at 4 weeks with the same toy.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mmreindeer61012b.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/estherreindeer61012a.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 11, 2012, 10:42:52 AM
Just for laughs...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/catbath.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 11, 2012, 10:44:28 AM
More laughs...
well, maybe the CAT 's not laughing

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/catoops.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 11, 2012, 10:46:24 AM
When Pete the Penguin stepped down from the post,
Clarence the Cat took over Neighborhood Watch

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/catwatch.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 11, 2012, 10:47:51 AM
And finally...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/catpout.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on June 11, 2012, 02:11:07 PM
aylen, 1 year old

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_2743.jpg)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_2768.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 11, 2012, 03:23:51 PM
Conny, I love your gorgeous girl!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 11, 2012, 10:04:23 PM
Side by side photos to show you the difference 3 weeks can make in a pup's size.
On the left is one of my 7 weeks old pups with a reindeer toy and on the right, Esther at 4 weeks with the same toy.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mmreindeer61012b.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/estherreindeer61012a.jpg)

It's amazing the difference 3 weeks makes!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 11, 2012, 10:05:04 PM
Love the cat pics, Sherry! LOL! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on June 13, 2012, 04:25:21 PM
http://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/article/0,,20603110,00.html


Kenny Chesney and his Goldendoodle!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on June 13, 2012, 09:26:55 PM
When Pete the Penguin stepped down from the post,
Clarence the Cat took over Neighborhood Watch

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/catwatch.jpg)
What' s really scary is when your cat does this when it's dark out, you're home alone and he's standing
like this on the end of the bed, staring down the hallway, towards the stairs.
I HATE that!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on June 13, 2012, 09:29:56 PM
Conny, Aylen has turned out to be such a beauty!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 13, 2012, 10:00:37 PM
What' s really scary is when your cat does this when it's dark out, you're home alone and he's standing
like this on the end of the bed, staring down the hallway, towards the stairs.
I HATE that!

Did you know your house was haunted when you moved in?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on June 13, 2012, 10:19:32 PM
I'm beginnig to wonder...................
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on June 13, 2012, 11:05:05 PM
Of course, the whippet is no help at all, he just stays under the covers, oblivious to it all.  He didn't get the note about barking to scare off
burglers or whatever.  He figures that it's the cats job so why worry..............he has the old bat as the backup. ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 14, 2012, 09:11:43 AM
That's sort of a Whippet thing. It's in their job description!

This morning, when Peri went outside, I randomly picked up one of Emy's pups and put it in with Esther.  The pup is a female ("Teddy Bear" is what she's known as because of her stuffed animal identifier.) I wanted to see how 4-1/2 week old Esther responded to another puppy since she is rather sedate and well mannered with the adult dogs, even her mom. She knew immediately that Teddy was another PUPPY. Instinctual play is so... instinctual! She pawed, she pounced, she snuck up on her, she chewed on her face, legs, tail. She tried to mount her... pretty funny with Esther small enough to almost stand upright underneath "Teddy." And the older pup? She played nicely. She let Esther lead the way and any time she knocked her over, she stood back and let her regain her feet rather than following through and holding her down the way she does with her brothers and sisters. When she pawed at Esther, it was more like she was just touching her rather than pushing. I was so impressed with both of them! So, from now on, every time I send Peri outside, I'll put another of Em's kids in with their cousin. By the beginning of next week, they should all have met her and I'll put HER in with ALL of them at once and let her stay for an hour or so at a time. Peri is still so protective, I doubt she'll put up with her baby being gone longer than that! Oh, Teddy weighed in at just shy of 6.5 pounds. And Esther? Right on 2.75.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mdfteddy61012.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 16, 2012, 06:33:44 PM
It's the weekend Emy's pups turn 8 weeks and choosing has already begun.
Males are already assigned homes. The lady with 2nd pick of the 6 females is
waiting for this weeks photos to make her decision. So the pups had two new
experiences today... they went outside for the first time AND some of them
wore harnesses (so I could tell one from another in the pictures.)
This pup had something to say about this constant picture taking business...
or maybe she doesn't want to move to North Carolina!



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mdfnopix61712.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2012, 07:01:36 PM
Some new pics of Blaze, taken today.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/6-21-5.jpg)

Blaze usually relaxes on his pillow or blanket.  This shows how hot it is here, he's choosing the cool tile floor.  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2012, 07:04:00 PM
Airing out his belly.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/6-21-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2012, 07:05:27 PM
I usually take pics with my camera, these were taken with my Blackberry, which really seems to do a number on his eyes.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/6-21-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2012, 07:07:42 PM
Bam!!!!!


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/6-21-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 21, 2012, 07:09:06 PM
It even happens when he rolls over and looks up at the camera.

LOL


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/6-21-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 21, 2012, 07:27:31 PM
This shows how hot it is here, he's choosing the cool tile floor.  ;D

Me too! Smart cat.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on June 21, 2012, 07:32:22 PM
Watch out for Blaze's laser beam eyes!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sason on June 22, 2012, 12:26:48 AM
Bam!!!!!


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/6-21-4.jpg)

 :D :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sason on June 22, 2012, 12:29:37 AM
It even happens when he rolls over and looks up at the camera.

LOL


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/6-21-2.jpg)

His name certainly is well chosen!   ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 23, 2012, 07:24:29 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/window.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 23, 2012, 07:25:24 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/sunspots.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 23, 2012, 07:27:54 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/mompups.jpg)


All 3 of these /\ look like MY house!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 23, 2012, 09:42:22 PM
My car windows looked like the window above all the time!

Mine slept on top of the AC floor vents in Texas. I would walk into the room and wonder why it was so hot and all the floor vents were covered with dogs.

I love the last one. Mom trying to get a break from the kids. ;D
At my house, when I went in the bathroom and locked the door, (to get a break)  it was a toss up whether it was the kids hands poking the space under the door, or the dog paws!! ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 23, 2012, 11:01:53 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 24, 2012, 09:02:28 AM
I was going to say the same thing about my car windows, covered with Rottie nose prints.



One of the losers in the Ugliest Dog Contest.  Are they so inbred/overbred that they have "deformities", i.e. space between teeth where their tongue sticks out?  Or is it just the way that breed looks?

(http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/13/67/25/3110239/8/628x471.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 24, 2012, 10:13:44 AM
Wrong on all counts. Hair and teeth are genetically connected. Hairless dogs, regardless of the breed, lose most if not all of their teeth by early adulthood. The roots are shallow and the teeth simply fall out. AND the teeth to start with are very "primitive." It is easiest to see in the canines... instead of being curved and fairly broad at the base, hairless canines are almost straight and less wide at the base. Think shark's tooth. One way AKC (and FCI) judges can tell if a hairless competitor is naturally bald (rather than "groomed" into nakedness) is by the teeth.

Hairless cats are not hairless, but are covered in a very short, fine peach fuzz.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 01, 2012, 04:10:30 PM
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(http://media.king5.com/images/480*270/0701colo_horses.jpg)


http://www.king5.com/community/blogs/the-pet-dish/Buy-a-t-shirt-help-animals-displaced-by-Colorado-wildfires-161008295.html (http://www.king5.com/community/blogs/the-pet-dish/Buy-a-t-shirt-help-animals-displaced-by-Colorado-wildfires-161008295.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 01, 2012, 04:12:09 PM
this is the t-shirt


(http://www.hendrickboards.com/image/cache/data/square%20it/SQ11122-500x500.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 02, 2012, 10:12:58 AM
Gonna post on my blog.

Ok, never mind. I tried to get on the link from here and from my blog and can't. It is most likely because I'm on dial-up BUT I keep getting an error message that IE can't open the page and is shutting down.  So' you're going to have to rescue without me.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 06, 2012, 11:17:24 PM
Emy's pups are just shy of 11 weeks. They start leaving on the 18th,
although several are staying into mid-August.Their weights range from
8-1/2 pounds to 12, the 3 boys spread among the 6 girls. This is the smallest
of the nine

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mdino7412e.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 06, 2012, 11:19:07 PM
And this is one of the two largest girls
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mponyhead7412.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 06, 2012, 11:22:25 PM
Esther is just shy of 8 weeks and a really delightful puppy. She is calm
and cool and absolutely fearless. She spends her days in with The Nine
and her nights with her mom. Neither of them is in any hurry to be done
with their relationship. In fact, Esther is still nursing more than she is eating kibble.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pesther7412b.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 06, 2012, 11:24:27 PM
And in living color
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pesther7412c.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 07, 2012, 03:23:49 AM
Esther is just shy of 8 weeks and a really delightful puppy. She is calm
and cool and absolutely fearless. She spends her days in with The Nine
and her nights with her mom. Neither of them is in any hurry to be done
with their relationship. In fact, Esther is still nursing more than she is eating kibble.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pesther7412b.jpg)


Damn she's a cutie!

How big do you think she will be, Sherry?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 07, 2012, 06:23:32 AM
Based on her weight now and a formula that works well with large breeds, is relatively accurate with small breeds and just so-so with those in between, I'm guess-imating 20-25 pounds which is  a little bigger than either of her parents. I really wish I could use her in my breeding program because she's a neat puppy!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 07, 2012, 05:29:22 PM
Esther is just shy of 8 weeks and a really delightful puppy. She is calm
and cool and absolutely fearless. She spends her days in with The Nine
and her nights with her mom. Neither of them is in any hurry to be done
with their relationship. In fact, Esther is still nursing more than she is eating kibble.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pesther7412b.jpg)


They're all sweet, but I love this little one!  Do you offer lay-away?  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 07, 2012, 07:25:24 PM
Not exactly. I do have "pay now, get later."
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 08, 2012, 04:11:18 PM
Will Peri be upset if/when Esther is placed?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 08, 2012, 05:12:38 PM
Like it or not, Esther is leaving in about 4 weeks. And yes, both she and Peri are going to be upset. Peri probably more than her daughter. It's funny... in the EARLY afternoons (like 12:02,) when I go in the bedroom for my beat-the-heat-with-sleep nap, Peri gives me about 10 minutes and then starts whining, softly at first and then a little more insistent. Pretty soon, Esther... with The Nine at the other end of the house... will start yipping and crying. I have no choice but to go get her. And then peace reigns It's never Esther that starts it. My moms are all good ones... GREAT ones, compared to a lot of dogs I've heard about... but Peri takes the cake. She's even still warning other dogs away from the pup when they get too close (in HER opinion.) Esther is VERY interested in the other dogs around her and is always trying to play with them through the puppy pen wire. Most are willing. Peri's not having it. You think weanlings and their moms get loud... it is NOT going to be pleasant around her when Esther leaves.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on July 11, 2012, 12:30:53 AM
they are gorgeous sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 11, 2012, 09:53:55 AM
Thanks, Conny. They're a handful. Two handfuls since there are 10!

Had a sick dog yesterday. My 9 year old Goldendoodle, Keogh. Over the weekend, she started walking into things and by Sunday night, she was unwilling to move around on her own. I cleaned her eyes and examined them but couldn't see anything... she has one eye with a lot of scaring from dry eye, but neither was matted or mucousy. Could NOT get into my vet Monday... couldn't even get through on the phone until just before noon. The next appointment was for the 17th. So yesterday morning, once I got everyone situated, I took Keogh over as a "walk-in." Usually that means you sit and wait for a couple hours, longer if you want to see a specific vet. But, to my surprise, the parking lot was practically empty which stopped being a surprise when I walked in the door to a very dark waiting room. Our early morning severe storms had left them without power. They vets were taking care of whatever they could in just natural daylight, with no electrical equipment. So we got in right away. Jane couldn't see much wrong with Ke's eyes except for a slight infection in the eye itself. Usually she's really upbeat and just gives me a general list of possible bad to worse scenarios. But yesterday she was really not encouraging. She ruled out lepto because I put the dogs back on the vaccine a couple years ago. Her real concern was a fungus we have IN the ground in this area which is deadly and hard to diagnose. Keogh is a digger... she goes after the groundhogs and moles with a vengeance. A friend of mine lost a dog to this fungus a few years ago and it was a long, painful process before they even figured out what was wrong with him and put him down. I've been depressed ever since hearing one of the symptoms is eye infections. So, we're treating the eyes for the infection and Keogh is back to going outside without bumping into the door, but it's a waiting game to see if the treatments produce a long lasting effect or just help the symptoms.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/GDkeogate.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 11, 2012, 11:04:47 AM
I'm sorry to hear about Keogh, Sherry.  Maybe it's been caught in time for the drugs to knock it out?  I hope...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 11, 2012, 11:12:37 AM
My vet is usually very upbeat... a glass half full type... and just tells me about the lesser possibilities because she knows I'm interested in different diseases and their symptoms. This time she was worried and THAT worries me. Greatly. Keogh is the world's SWEETEST dog. She's good natured and an easy keeper, maybe my favorite of the entire gang.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tony_ on July 11, 2012, 11:24:41 AM
  Doodler, I don't mean to be maudlin. but Keogh will do fairly well, just knowing that she is wanted.  I think, and this is just my own sense, that dogs suffer more when they feel a burden to the pack, or entirely alone.  They seem to handle physical ailments much better than us if there is no fear of abandonment.
 But, either way, it is a hurt for you, and I wish you the best outcome.  Also, Keogh is a lucky dog, to have someone doing what they can.  Good luck !
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 11, 2012, 06:36:53 PM
Thanks, Tony, that is sweet. Ke is feeling better this afternoon and actually seems to WANT me treating her eyes. I'm hopeful that the ointments are making them feel better while doing their work and it will prove just a simple infection.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 12, 2012, 11:17:16 AM
How's Keogh today?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 12, 2012, 04:26:38 PM
She's feeling better. Actually getting up as soon as she hears me say "wanna go out?" And she comes up to me to put the stuff in her eyes so that must be soothing for her. Fingers crossed!
Thanks for asking.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on July 12, 2012, 11:33:56 PM
Fingers crossed she is on the mend!

Sal  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 13, 2012, 07:04:09 PM
Dood, how's Keogh's eyes?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 13, 2012, 07:55:08 PM
So far, so good. She seems to enjoy the ointment, unlike the drops she was on for the dry eye. She has them wide open and both are fairly clear. Hasn't walked into anything since she was at the vet. She even spent some time in the yard today. She goes back to the vet with me on Monday when I take two pups in for their departure exams. I'm feeling a lot more positie about the prognosis here... must have been overly tired the other day!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 13, 2012, 08:08:39 PM
Glad to hear this about Keogh, Sherry!

Advance goodbye to the pups!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: lawgoddess on July 13, 2012, 08:32:59 PM
I have two new kittens that I got last week! Two months old. I  love them to bits.

We have a nine year old cat also, so the shelter recommended we keep them isolated for the first couple of weeks.

Their names are Juno and Leah. They are very playful and purr a lot.

They're currently in our spare bathroom. It's a bit of a challenge keeping them in there. Leah in particular is a real escape artist.

The pictures are not great- the kittens move very fast.

Here's one of them.


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pDDXbX5RCQQ/UADX2sdKouI/AAAAAAAADy8/0gp4pyWxW3Y/s512/kitties%2521%25207-13-12%2520001.JPG)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: lawgoddess on July 13, 2012, 08:34:30 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QjSkR60DLX4/UADYaY2iqQI/AAAAAAAADzM/5fUzuKOzyno/s640/kitties%2521%25207-13-12%2520013.JPG)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: lawgoddess on July 13, 2012, 08:35:38 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-igfIryiavyQ/UADYJ0RyMEI/AAAAAAAADzE/naLMy-0Jroo/s640/kitties%2521%25207-13-12%2520007.JPG)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 13, 2012, 08:45:54 PM
Glad to hear that Keogh seems to be doing better, and LawGoddess, nice to see the new additions to the family!  I hope the 9 year old cat is comfortable with the new kittens when they're introduced.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 13, 2012, 10:01:44 PM
Good news on the kittens! They look like they're enjoying their new home!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 14, 2012, 07:20:39 PM
Beating the heat!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/lulamcgillpool.jpg)

One of my pups, 8 months old Lula, who lives in Alabama with John and Joel.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 14, 2012, 07:58:36 PM
What a cutie!!

Is Keogh still improving, Sherry?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 14, 2012, 08:47:04 PM
Yes. She is feeling well enough to bark non stop at the guy working on my car this morning.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 14, 2012, 09:27:11 PM
Yes. She is feeling well enough to bark non stop at the guy working on my car this morning.

Oh I am so glad. I have been worried about her! I know you have as well!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 15, 2012, 02:07:06 PM
Well, now I've got another problem. Diamond, my miniature Poodle, is in season. I bred her to Boon on Thursday and when they were finished, she immediately started throwing up. It lasted for a couple hours and then the next 8 hours or so, she acted like she had a belly ache.  Friday morning she was feeling enough better I decided to take a wait and see approached and by that afternoon, she was back to normal. Usually, I breed the dogs every day or every other day... it's the only fun the girls get each year... but I skipped Saturday as well as Friday. Put them together earlier today. She was eager to be in the pen with him and both friendly and approachable. The breeding went normally. But as soon as they were done, she started throwing up again. Same scenario as Thursday, vomiting, belly drawn in, back hunched. She's even whimpering off and on. So now, SHE's got to go to the vet first thing in the morning because this is just not right. I've never had a girl act like this before. If it's not one thing it's another!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 16, 2012, 08:28:46 AM
Diamond is feeling somewhat better this morning. At least she's on her feet and able to walk. So she's going WITH me to my vet appointment this afternoon (rather than me dropping her off first thing this AM.) That means I'm taking her, Keogh and the two pups who are leaving Wednesday. Esther is going to have to wait until Thursday when I'm taking in the two pups leaving this weekend.


Update
Back from the vet. The only possibility that anyone can come up with... and there are now 7 vets in the practice(they are multiplying!)... is Addison's Disease which is practically impossible to diagnose when you are not in an Addisonal crisis. SO we did some blood tests, just to check non crisis levels, and the breeding is over for this girl forever. Rather than spay her now, we're going to wait, do an ultrasound in 4-5 weeks, and then do some kind of test that uses a miniscule amount of steroids and will give us a better idea if it is or isn't Addisons. If she IS pregnant, then I have to worry about the labor and delivery bringing on a crisis. If she's not, she'll be spayed. And if she IS, I have to decide about what to do. Always something!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 16, 2012, 07:02:42 PM
I read about Addison's Disease in dogs, Sherry. Why would the breeding bring on a crisis, if she is not having symptoms any other time?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 16, 2012, 08:05:49 PM
Stress. That is what brings it on.

My vet called me... WAY after hours (I feel so special! and that is not sarcasm...) with a new idea some other vet came up with. He (maybe she) said Diamond could be allergic to Boon's sperm. The litter she lost the last time, sired by him, could have triggered it or she might have lost it because she was allergic and the two times she's had contact with him last week could have made the reactions more and more intense.
That would be preferable to Addisons PROVIDED we can get passed whatever is going to happen if she is pregnant this time... the pups could cause a HUGE reaction. I would really like to not HAVE to spay her just yet.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 16, 2012, 08:27:58 PM
Stress. That is what brings it on.

My vet called me... WAY after hours (I feel so special! and that is not sarcasm...) with a new idea some other vet came up with. He (maybe she) said Diamond could be allergic to Boon's sperm. The litter she lost the last time, sired by him, could have triggered it or she might have lost it because she was allergic and the two times she's had contact with him last week could have made the reactions more and more intense.
That would be preferable to Addisons PROVIDED we can get passed whatever is going to happen if she is pregnant this time... the pups could cause a HUGE reaction. I would really like to not HAVE to spay her just yet.

Wasn't sure about the Addisons and so read about it. This makes sense though, if she is having an allergic reaction to the sperm. Had not heard of this either, but learning a lot about dogs that I did no know.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 16, 2012, 09:04:43 PM
Actually it happens in most animals, including humans and is a not rare cause of miscarriage and infertility with people.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 17, 2012, 03:15:42 AM
Actually it happens in most animals, including humans and is a not rare cause of miscarriage and infertility with people.

Not to take it off topic, but I actually saw a tv show last weekend (I think it was called 'Strange Sex') and it showed a man who was allergic to his own sperm.  Symptoms were similar to what Diamond had, and the only way he was able to have sexual relations with women was to have his testicles removed.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 19, 2012, 05:22:52 PM
Ad posted on Austin's craigslist:

i have one puppy he is a FEMALE
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 19, 2012, 05:53:06 PM
Both Keogh and Di are at least ACTING normally. So that is going well.

Today I took two of the 12 weeks old pups and Esther, who is 9 weeks, to the vet. The older pups are leaving this weekend and all my k-9 kids get a thorough and I mean thorough medical exam before they go. I wanted Jane to check Esther out to be sure she is a normal pup considering her seemingly rough start in life. All three passed with flying colors.

But the point of this post is... the difference between placing pups at 12 weeks and placing them at 9.
The two older pups were NOT happy to discover other Two-Leggers in the world. They were pretty freaked out about strangers looking at them, talking to them, touching  them. When we were in the exam room, before Jane came in, they sort of strolled around, sniffing here and there, but came back to the chair where I was sitting every time there was a loud noise or people laughing or a squeal from some kid in the lobby. Once Jane came in, they retreated UNDER my chair. And when Jane finished each one's exam and put her back on the ground, the pup came immediately back to me and stayed put.
 
Esther was all over the place. The only thing she DIDN'T do was climb in the water bowl I asked for (because of how hot it got on the trip over and the wait in the car.) None of the noises impressed her, if she even noticed them. When Jane came in, Esther was sitting in front of the door with the exam table between her and me. She just sat there, even when Jane leaned over and picked her up. And when she was back on the floor, she started exploring the room again.

Obviously, it is much harder for the older pups to adjust when they first move into their new homes. So why keep them to 12 weeks? Because the same mental maturity that makes the transition more difficult makes other things a lot easier... like house training, which is a major consideration especially with people experiencing their very first puppy. AND at 12 weeks, they've had two of the three puppy shots, are started on heartworm protection and one of the most important considerations, have learned how to be DOGS. Younger pups, like Esther, could care less about their environment... they are still infants and as long as they are fed, warm and dry, everything is hunky-dory. Potty training is much more difficult... think 9-10 months old babies versus 2 year old toddlers... and frustrating for their people and one of the main reasons dogs end up in shelters. Younger pups haven't learned they are dogs and in the wrong hands, grow up being treated like children until their behavior isn't cute or tolerable any more and they go to shelters... IF they're not eaten by some bigger/older dog at the dog park because they don't know how to read the dog's silent communications. The fact that the younger pup has had just its first shot means a period of almost 2 months when it can't be allowed to socialize with other dogs and learn all the canine ins and outs the older pup learned at its mom's knee. (The older pup shouldn't be out and about with other dogs either until it is 16 weeks and has finished its shots, BUT if it should be exposed to diseases it is more likely to have some immunity than the younger pup.)

For homes with other dogs in residence or people who have had recent successful puppy raising experience, a younger pup isn't much of a challenge. However, most of MY clients don't fall into either of those categories.

And when we got home, the two older pups immediately collapsed and slept for almost two hours... a pup's way of dealing with stress. Esther is still going strong... thank goodness the pups at home had some rest while we were gone!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 19, 2012, 06:53:54 PM
Wow!  I had no idea these matters were so complicated.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 19, 2012, 07:59:48 PM
A lot of breeders don't know it either!
 :'(
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 23, 2012, 09:29:42 PM
Esther is moving to New York, near "the City," on August 8th.
And no, her eyes are not blue.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/esther72212.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 23, 2012, 09:31:16 PM
Check out the feet on this guy, Esther's 3 weeks older cousin.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mlustig72312c.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 23, 2012, 10:00:35 PM
Esther is such a cutie!

Jeez those feet are huge! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 27, 2012, 11:41:31 AM
Hey Sherry
I know your favorite thing to do is take and post pictures, but PLEASE get some more of Esther before she goes to NY.

How's Diamond doing?

Buddy did something really weird Wed night....I have to go back to work now, but will update later and ask what you think....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 27, 2012, 04:42:10 PM
Buddy is not a cuddler, he usually only gets really close when he's afraid during a thunderstorm.  Wed night from 11pm - 2am he was on top of me, crawling in my lap, he even pushed me off the pillow so he could lay on it.  But he didn't sleep, his eyes were wide open, and he is usually out by 9 or 10, and doesn't particularly like to be bothered during the night. 

I thought it might be the onset of a seizure, but he never had one; although a couple times as he was laying against my leg, his front legs were straight out and stiff for a few seconds, so maybe a mini-seizure?  Is there such a thing?  And it went on literally for 3 hours; his seizures in the past have lasted from about 7-20 minutes.  But there was no shaking or panting......it was very strange.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 27, 2012, 06:38:23 PM
I don't know if this is the case, Nancy, but I have had dogs that have had petit mals, which is what this sounds like, and never did go on to have grand mals, which are the larger one you have described. I have also had dogs who have had grand mals without having petit mals first.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 27, 2012, 07:02:40 PM
Or maybe you're going to have an earthquake. Or a tsunami.

It sounds seizure-like to me.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on July 28, 2012, 10:58:13 AM
so i`ve caught up on here. good to read K is doing better sherry! and i hope di will be ok as well.

for the first time i had trouble with the breeding.
imala was ready for her first litter this year and i had had done a bloodtest to see how far she was in her heat. on saturday the test said to retest on sunday,so thatmeans she`s close. on sunday test said, breeding should be happening within 24/48 hours. so drove to my friends who live in the neighbourhood of the male en where i could stay, cause it was a 2 hours drive.
on monday evening we went to the male,but it was rather warm. it took some time before imala,was convinced he realy was nice  ;) and i still had to hold her had,cause she walked away at some point. the male didn`t  do his best either, he did show a lot of interest,and made lots of attemepts, but none of them was a good one, he got of to quickly. we took a break for an half hour and thenm tried again, but still no good. so the male owner said, that i could take the him home and so we could put the together during the day at some time. on tuesday had them together 4 times, but still no mating. one time close, but he again got off to soon and with a good breeding thats not possible.
when there was still no progress that evening i emailed a friend and she had right on that moment the exact same problem with her bitch. she advised to have imal tested again,to see how far she was. so did the next morning,with a more accurate test: the immulite. vet said she was just over her higjest point and if we wanted to have a go, she had to be inseminated that day, so that afternoon i got her inseminated. the sperm from hasna had a bit of blood with it and wasn`t in the best shape, but lively enough. could have been result of the realy hot wheather. the other morning we have done a second insemination,and then the sperm was better and less blood. but it has been done now  1 and 2 days after her higjest score, so if this mating will bring puppies will be a big if???
i have told myself to have no hope at all,so when she will be pergnant it will be so much joy.
the bad thing is too,that thos male is realy awesome, but this was his last breeding,cause he and his owners are moving to the carrebean.
she will have his sperm frozen,and i could use that next time, but that whole process is going to cost 1000 euro,and thats the price of one puppy and the results of frozen seprm  is much lower.
pfff breeding can be difficult  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tony_ on July 28, 2012, 02:36:50 PM
 Have been wondering about a subject I had never thought of before.  Why don't we have hospice care for our pets?

 Yes, I do remember the eccentric English women who left her millions to a hospital, complete with ambulances, for hedgehogs injured by cars (St. Elizabeth's?).  And I do know that we haven't even made a real dent in the care of humans, around the world, whether terminal or just suffering.
 But if we have a future, over the next few hundred years, shouldn't there be start for valuing the feelings of our companions on this journey? Especially dogs, whose primitve fears match our own, of abandonment.
 Many people, of course, do care for their dying pets, and animal volunteers already do these things.  And, yes, putting a pet down IS usually the more loving and humane choice.  Am just wondering, why gassing them is the first response, and whether we couldn't have volunteers to care for those that might, occasionally, do better in a gentle home.
 Most, for different reasons, are much better off being put to sleep.  That is the tough and the right choice.  But I just wonder, how we can ever go into the future, where we respect human life, without at least considering more options for our pets.  I hope this isn't too eccentric or controversial.
 I've had pets that had to be put to sleep, and others that passed on at home.  I am just wondering if a few more options might not eventually be there.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 28, 2012, 03:15:40 PM
so i`ve caught up on here. good to read K is doing better sherry! and i hope di will be ok as well.

for the first time i had trouble with the breeding.
imala was ready for her first litter this year and i had had done a bloodtest to see how far she was in her heat. on saturday the test said to retest on sunday,so thatmeans she`s close. on sunday test said, breeding should be happening within 24/48 hours. so drove to my friends who live in the neighbourhood of the male en where i could stay, cause it was a 2 hours drive.
on monday evening we went to the male,but it was rather warm. it took some time before imala,was convinced he realy was nice  ;) and i still had to hold her had,cause she walked away at some point. the male didn`t  do his best either, he did show a lot of interest,and made lots of attemepts, but none of them was a good one, he got of to quickly. we took a break for an half hour and thenm tried again, but still no good. so the male owner said, that i could take the him home and so we could put the together during the day at some time. on tuesday had them together 4 times, but still no mating. one time close, but he again got off to soon and with a good breeding thats not possible.
when there was still no progress that evening i emailed a friend and she had right on that moment the exact same problem with her bitch. she advised to have imal tested again,to see how far she was. so did the next morning,with a more accurate test: the immulite. vet said she was just over her higjest point and if we wanted to have a go, she had to be inseminated that day, so that afternoon i got her inseminated. the sperm from hasna had a bit of blood with it and wasn`t in the best shape, but lively enough. could have been result of the realy hot wheather. the other morning we have done a second insemination,and then the sperm was better and less blood. but it has been done now  1 and 2 days after her higjest score, so if this mating will bring puppies will be a big if???
i have told myself to have no hope at all,so when she will be pergnant it will be so much joy.
the bad thing is too,that thos male is realy awesome, but this was his last breeding,cause he and his owners are moving to the carrebean.
she will have his sperm frozen,and i could use that next time, but that whole process is going to cost 1000 euro,and thats the price of one puppy and the results of frozen seprm  is much lower.
pfff breeding can be difficult  ;)

Conny, since you are testing anyway... I NEVER do for regular breeding... the results with frozen semen will be just as good as with fresh if you do a surgical  a.i.. You DO have to have a reliable lab because it is a one shot deal. But my vets have a 99% conception rate with surgical a.i. using fresh, extended or frozen semen and maybe a 25% rate with regular a.i.  with fresh, extended OR frozen. And they are not breeding experts by far! If I do not want to do a surgical insemination, I get a BULLDOG breeder to do the regular a.i. Most of them are WAY more experienced than veterinarians.

Was this the male's first experience? If so, it might have been better to confine them alone together, in a room, pen or outside, and leave them to their own devices. Dogs have their own ideas about breeding and having too many people or even just one, watching their every move can be very distracting, especially for the male. And many have their own ideas about what time of the day is appropriate. My younger dogs seem to prefer late night, after the lights are out and everyone is supposedly asleep. I have found the best way to get two dogs to do the deed is to turn them loose in a room and say over my shoulder "Now, you two behave." as I walk out and close the door. You don't have to keep sticking you head in to look because if you're smart enough to use an uncarpetted room, you can hear their feet. When a minute or two goes by with no nails clicking, the dogs are either lying down on opposite sides of the space or tied.

And rather than going to the trouble... and expense... of progesterone testing, why not use a teaser male? Surely you know someone close by with an intact guy. My boys always tell me long before a girl starts bleeding that she is coming into season. And I can tell by the way she approaches them how close she is to being ready to stand.

ANd lastly, you miss more by breeding too early than too late. So fingers crossed and think positive!
 :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 28, 2012, 03:25:19 PM
Have been wondering about a subject I had never thought of before.  Why don't we have hospice care for our pets?

 Yes, I do remember the eccentric English women who left her millions to a hospital, complete with ambulances, for hedgehogs injured by cars (St. Elizabeth's?).  And I do know that we haven't even made a real dent in the care of humans, around the world, whether terminal or just suffering.
 But if we have a future, over the next few hundred years, shouldn't there be start for valuing the feelings of our companions on this journey? Especially dogs, whose primitve fears match our own, of abandonment.
 Many people, of course, do care for their dying pets, and animal volunteers already do these things.  And, yes, putting a pet down IS usually the more loving and humane choice.  Am just wondering, why gassing them is the first response, and whether we couldn't have volunteers to care for those that might, occasionally, do better in a gentle home.
 Most, for different reasons, are much better off being put to sleep.  That is the tough and the right choice.  But I just wonder, how we can ever go into the future, where we respect human life, without at least considering more options for our pets.  I hope this isn't too eccentric or controversial.
 I've had pets that had to be put to sleep, and others that passed on at home.  I am just wondering if a few more options might not eventually be there.

First off, very few animals are gassed any more. Most euthanasias are by lethal injection.

Second, I have a house FULL of old pets living out their lives with me rather than being taken to the shelter or a vet by their owners. And probably that is the way of it for most animals. I haven't seen any figures on the subject but my GUESS would be that most animals in shelters are young to middle age rather than seniors.

And lastly, I have always hoped and prayed my children would be kind enough and smart enough to treat me in my infirmity the way I treat my animals. I don't want hospice care or resuscitation in some ER. I would prefer to be "put down" with a nice little shot of "pink juice" when I can no longer communicate or care for myself. In my opinion, THAT is the most loving and humane thing to do.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on July 29, 2012, 05:03:07 AM
oh but i knew it was her time,by the test and how she behaved with the males from my dogwalk and yess this was an experienced male. he is the male of about at least 6 litters.
But a couple of weeks ago a bitch has been garessive to him for 4 days in a row,and the even got into a fight on the last day,when he was tired of it,so maybe he was a bit traumatic over this.
and imala wasn`t too eager either,so leaving them alone wouldn`t have been a possibilty, cause she wouldn`t have allowed him on her at all. he wasn`t influenced at all that i was there with them, but he was when imala made some noise.
and we tried it on every part of the day/evening and even right after midnight  ;) and at home, in the garden, in the park and at the lake, so opportunities enough  ;D

i will wait and see what is the outcome of this and if no puppies,will have 6 months time to decide if i`m gonna use the frozen sperm or get me another male.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 29, 2012, 09:37:06 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/catspoop.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 29, 2012, 10:32:28 PM
This is so cute!!
Poor Baby!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 30, 2012, 10:46:14 AM
One of my pups just moved in with two cats. I'm sure that photo describes him perfectly!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 30, 2012, 10:35:00 PM
^^^^ LOL Sherry! ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: jack on July 31, 2012, 03:26:32 AM
for those keeping track, my cat now has a new home, or will as of thursday.  my ex-wife and her husband are making room in their 2 cat 2 human family for another furry member.  my biggest worry about this move has been settled, the rest is just details.

i'm not certain if i want hospice care for my cats, as i AM hospice for my pets, and as others have said, i do for my pets what i would hope tp have done for me.  i find a vet who will come to my home, safe familiar surroundings, and while holding my pet as i would normally, petting and making eye contact, have the vet give a shot, usually sodium pentathol.  its rough on me, but i have not got the heart, or heartlessness, to take a sick animal into surrounding they associate with pain and let that be their last life experience.  i should be so lucky.

a lot of the pounds where i have lived don't use shots, they use so called rapid decompression, a method frowned on by anyone that has ever seen it.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 31, 2012, 07:22:13 AM
Jack, I am so happy this has worked out for you and your cat! May both of you enjoy the rest of your lives.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on July 31, 2012, 02:25:56 PM
Geaux Jack's cat!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 31, 2012, 03:38:02 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/esther11wk4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 31, 2012, 03:40:28 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooneyesther73112b.jpg)

11 weeks old Esther with my new 15 weeks old pup, Clooney.
There is nothing wrong with Clooney's coat. She is black on top and silver gray underneath.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 31, 2012, 03:42:06 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooneysback15wks.jpg)

She is going to go through some really striking color stages!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 31, 2012, 04:10:53 PM
They are both such cuties!!

Looks like Esther caught up growth wise!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 31, 2012, 09:48:45 PM
No, Esther is growing at a normal rate. Clooney is VERY small. She is a week older than MY puppies (which makes her FOUR weeks older than Esther) and half their size. The weight gain between 8 and 16 weeks is dramatic  MY pups are leaving here at 13-18 pounds, Esther is 8 now but Clooney is just 9. She (C) has a toy Poodle dad and a Wheaten mom and I was afraid she wouldn't be big enough for my breeding program... had a home all lined up for her if that was the case when she arrived... but I'm pretty sure she'll be at least 20 pounds as an adult. Fingers crossed anyway.

Esther was NOT please to have a pup HER size join the pack. But after about 24 hours they were best buds. They play with the other pups... even gang up together on one... but generally sleep side by side and they seem to reach their energy depleted point at the same time. E's leaving next week, along with one of the older pups and another of the older ones is going the following week.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 31, 2012, 10:48:27 PM
I'll miss Esther!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 31, 2012, 10:58:49 PM
Me too. She has been such a delight! "Special" pups don't come along in every litter. I am so happy she is going to the couple in NY. Marcy has loved her since she was born... I always though of Esther as Marcy's pup and I'm glad it worked out.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 31, 2012, 11:01:46 PM
Me too. I know you make sure the homes your pup goes to are the best!
I am glad she is going to her bestest family!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 01, 2012, 10:40:10 AM
sigh...when something goed wrong,it all goes wrong. now imala has an internal infection, i think cause of the male. she`s on an antibiotic cure now, but one that doesn`t harm the pups,if she would be pregnant. but i dont have hope anymore!  :-\
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 01, 2012, 11:09:27 AM
If you are talking about pyometria, that is extremely serious. It is not caused by the male. Any female coming into season has the possibility of getting it and it kills a lot of them. In my opinion, it is one of very few valid reasons for spaying.
Since you already have her on antibiotics, I'm guessing it was not a closed pyo (where there is no drainage, no indication of an infection until the dog is really, really sick.) Good luck with treating her. I have my fingers crossed for both of you.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on August 01, 2012, 03:33:32 PM
Really pleased to hear you have a home for Puss Jack!!

Con, here's hoping Imala recovers.

No pet news this end, I fostered an abandoned cat for 10 days till a new owner could be found. Bert is just a big dope and Nelllie is still timid Nellie, will try and take some piccies soon

Sal  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 02, 2012, 12:55:48 AM
If you are talking about pyometria, that is extremely serious. It is not caused by the male. Any female coming into season has the possibility of getting it and it kills a lot of them. In my opinion, it is one of very few valid reasons for spaying.
Since you already have her on antibiotics, I'm guessing it was not a closed pyo (where there is no drainage, no indication of an infection until the dog is really, really sick.) Good luck with treating her. I have my fingers crossed for both of you.

no until now its only vaginal,that is yellow substance is coming out of there  ;) and she`s on the AB to prevent it from going further.
but it explains why the male wouldn`t breed properly,if he has had the infection,he must have been in pain.
imala is not sick,she runs and eats,so i guess we were on time and she will be ok.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 02, 2012, 08:01:25 AM
Did you talk to the male's owner? I don't think I've ever had ANY male with a genital infection.
Of course, Imala's drainage would be vaginal... there is no other way for the infection to escape.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 02, 2012, 02:29:55 PM
Is there such thing as a dermatological reaction to the male's sperm? I know you (Sherry) talked about the physical (vomiting and pain) reaction your female had to the male sperm, but could this be a membrane/skin reaction?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 02, 2012, 02:53:08 PM
Did you talk to the male's owner? I don't think I've ever had ANY male with a genital infection.
Of course, Imala's drainage would be vaginal... there is no other way for the infection to escape.

she doesn`t respond now, but i warned her and a breeder friend of mine has the same problem. male`s sperm wasn`t optimal and also had blood in it and her dog also has a infection afterwards.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 02, 2012, 03:19:38 PM
Is there such thing as a dermatological reaction to the male's sperm? I know you (Sherry) talked about the physical (vomiting and pain) reaction your female had to the male sperm, but could this be a membrane/skin reaction?

I don't see why not. An allergic reaction can take any number of different forms.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 02, 2012, 03:42:29 PM
she doesn`t respond now, but i warned her and a breeder friend of mine has the same problem. male`s sperm wasn`t optimal and also had blood in it and her dog also has a infection afterwards.

I have a vet appointment tomorrow for Esther's departure exam (and another pup who is leaving on Monday) and I'll ask her about it. Females often have vaginitis which causes frequent urination and blood in the urine, but it seldom (at least in my experience) produces visible pus although I know white cells can/do show up under the microscope.

My 9 year old mini Poodle guy was passing copious amounts of blood in his urine Saturday and Sunday, but since it eased up by Monday morning, I just talked with Jane about it. We decided it was a prostate problem brought on by his proximity to a female in season. I let him breed her Monday night as I had planned, with blood still in his urine, and they've been together several times since. There has been no VISIBLE blood in his urine since Tuesday.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 02, 2012, 04:50:09 PM
I don't see why not. An allergic reaction can take any number of different forms.

Thanks for the info, Sherry.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 02, 2012, 06:04:54 PM
But we don't know  Diamond is allergic to Boon's sperm. My vet is really leaning toward Addison's since it is something she has experience with. I actually bred the girl this week because I am seriously thinking about spaying Diamond if the ultrasound shows she is pregnant. There are just too many SERIOUS unknowns and maybes for me EITHER way to allow her to carry the litter. My gut has been good with all aspects of breeding and raising pups for many years and it is telling me this is a bad deal for Di.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 03, 2012, 12:50:40 AM
thanks sherry and curious about what you`re vet thinks of it. it`s always possible the male had some prostate problems, thats what my  vet thinks

always trust on your gut!
i could have known that things wouldn`t go smoodly with imala, cause i had mixed feeling of how it would work out and i was right  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 03, 2012, 09:55:43 AM
Exactly!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 03, 2012, 03:23:42 PM
Conny, my vet says if Imala and the dog did a lot of "trying," especially if there was mounting with some degree of penetration, she probably just has vaginitis. She said thinking she had an infection because of the male was something that wouldn't even occur to her because you guys checked his sperm and if there had been an unusual amount of white cells, you would have seen them at the same time. It is very rare that a male will pass an infection on to a female (in dogs.)Also, since he is an older male, the blood in his urine was probably from the prostate and nothing to worry about. (The same with my guy who had a LOT of blood the first day or two.) Pyometra would be further down on the list because it usually takes longer for the pus to escape the uterus if it is an open pyometra. (It DOESN"T escape with a closed uterus which is why so many bitches die from it.) Also, it is practically unheard of for a pregnancy to result without a tie, one of the main reasons A.I. is so iffy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 03, 2012, 03:35:55 PM
My duh! moment of the day...
I told my vet I was pretty sure I was going to have Diamond spayed if her ultrasound showed she was pregnant rather than take the chance of her going into labor over a weekend and having to take her to the emergency room. Jane said she thought I wanted the puppies and I said I did but I wouldn't risk Di for them. THEN she said what about scheduling a c-section? Now, I bred Bulldogs for a number of years and they ALL have c-sections. I never pre-scheduled one because it is safer to wait until the dog goes into labor and at that time I had a vet I could call at any hour of the day or night, but it is common... probably normal... practice. So I smacked myself in the head and about half the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders. So, if the ultrasound in a little under 2 weeks shows she's pregnant, I only have a little OVER 3 weeks after that to sweat it out.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 04, 2012, 10:42:52 AM
thanks sherry,that makes sense! and probably will be the case,i dont find any puss anymore and will finish the antibiotics and further on i she is ok.
i`m not expecting puppies anymore, so is she is pregnant am gonna celebrate  ;)

good idea about the schduled c- section!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 04, 2012, 01:16:37 PM
I know! I'm still shaking my head that I didn't think of it myself. They can spay her at the same time. BUT I may rethink that part. And further good news re the c-section... her 60th day from the first breeding is on a Monday so we can play it by ear and just do it when she goes into labor. I have all her old records and can see what day she usually delivers. IF she is pregnant. All this worry may be premature!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 07, 2012, 01:54:34 PM
Esther went to the groomer today because she is leaving on a jet plane tomorrow

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/esther8712c.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 07, 2012, 01:56:52 PM
See ya!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooneyestherseeya.jpg)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 07, 2012, 02:46:01 PM
Esther went to the groomer today because she is leaving on a jet plane tomorrow

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/esther8712c.jpg)



What an absolute cutie and I know she is going to a good home, but I will miss her! :-*
How is momma going to take her absence?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 07, 2012, 03:38:28 PM
Good luck Esther!

Good luck to Esther's momma!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 07, 2012, 04:11:41 PM
Esther went to the groomer today because she is leaving on a jet plane tomorrow

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/esther8712c.jpg)



I saved this picture on my desktop...I love her little face...she looks sad that she's not coming to Austin...but then I've been known to project my feelings onto animals
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 07, 2012, 06:23:06 PM
Esther's mom, Peri, took a clue from her older sister, Emy, and  walked away the very second her pup turned 10 weeks. Neither of the girls has made any attempt to associate with their pups since then UNLESS I let them out together. And the pups all accepted their moms' disappearance without snivelling, something I did not think would happen when they were 9 weeks 6 days old.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 07, 2012, 06:34:40 PM
It's amazing the difference just a day makes!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 07, 2012, 07:35:19 PM
Yeah... there was 9-10 and then 9-12. Just for instance.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 08, 2012, 01:19:05 AM
oh esther just looks adorable!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on August 08, 2012, 03:27:23 AM
Sweet pics, doodler. :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 08, 2012, 05:19:41 PM

Esther in her new home. A really long day for her, but she handled it
well and even sat on command to get treats. No, I did not teach her
that. The truth is, she has always spoken English.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/esther8812ny.jpg)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 08, 2012, 05:26:32 PM
Esther looks great after her long trip!!

Such a smart little girl!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 08, 2012, 05:28:13 PM
Sherry, do the pups do well from going from other dogs and pups to play with to only pup homes?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 08, 2012, 06:53:56 PM
It is the hardest adjustment for "older" pups. The 8-9 or 10 weeks old pups don't mind it nearly as much because they are still pretty immature mentally. Something starts clicking around 10-12 weeks and pups become very aware of their surrounds. Esther is NOT a typical 12 weeks old puppy... she has always been an in charge personality and she's already figured out that Marcy is her new "owner.' (We'll see who owns whom!)

The people who took one of the 15 weeks old pups home on Monday, sent me a photo of her standing in the front seat with her feet on the dashboard staring out at stalled traffic. The family of another pup who left at 14 weeks, sent me a picture of him on the trip home, sprawled on his back in the backseat. Clearly, neither was particularly freaked out by their trips.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 08, 2012, 07:25:02 PM
Thanks for the info, Sherry.

I DO know about the 'who knows whom' aspect! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on August 13, 2012, 08:54:31 PM
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/Collectibles/603451_255213374597047_976934174_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 13, 2012, 09:13:54 PM
 :D
Poor dog!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 13, 2012, 09:16:13 PM


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/poopoutside.jpg)



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on August 15, 2012, 01:09:56 AM
Sukie - she's looks a bit devilish here but actually she's totally sweet.

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/DSC01249.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on August 15, 2012, 01:14:04 AM
But Alice - bags of character, loves people, very affectionate - can suddenly grab you with very sharp claws and may also give you a nip.  We can usually see the warning signs though.  I'm told that tortoisehell and white/calico cats can be like this - anyone had any experience?

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/DSC01247.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 15, 2012, 01:15:57 AM
been to the vet with imala, and she has checked her out en thinks she might be pregnant after all, so am gonna make the ultrasound next tuesday to see of she`s really pregnant or not  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on August 15, 2012, 01:17:02 AM
There's a 14 foot drop to the river beyond her and she's quite clumsy (she had a badly broken pelvis when younger which may account for some of the irritability) but so far has coped with the wall - can't stop her jumping up anyway. She's looking at inaccessible baby ducks down below.

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/DSC01244.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 15, 2012, 06:52:04 AM
been to the vet with imala, and she has checked her out en thinks she might be pregnant after all, so am gonna make the ultrasound next tuesday to see of she`s really pregnant or not  ;)

Been thinking of you! Good news.

Diamond (the one who may have Addison's or may be allergic to my SCWT's sperm) and I are headed to the vet this morning for an ultra sound. She is between 4 and 5 weeks along IF she's pregnant... sometimes when I look at her I think yea and sometimes nay. Don't know which I'd prefer.

Emy (the one who was bred the same time is Imals) is scheduled for an ultrasound in two weeks when she is in that 4-5 weeks stage. It's not so easy to see those little fetuses on small dogs!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 15, 2012, 06:53:11 AM
But Alice - bags of character, loves people, very affectionate - can suddenly grab you with very sharp claws and may also give you a nip.  We can usually see the warning signs though.  I'm told that tortoisehell and white/calico cats can be like this - anyone had any experience?



In my experience, MOST cats can be like that, doesn't matter the color.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 15, 2012, 11:08:06 AM
Back from the vet. Diamond is NOT pregnant. Not sure how I feel about it. Don't have to schedule a c-section. Don't have to decide right now about spaying her. Don't know if she has Addison's or is allergic to Boon. Don't know if maybe there's something wrong with HIM (but it's doubtful since he has two terrific litters on the ground.) Just plain don't know nuthin!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 15, 2012, 12:00:45 PM
maybe better that she`s not pregnant, but not knowing how and what is no good
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 15, 2012, 12:11:25 PM
Not necessarily better since prenancy, labor, etc would be a good indication of what is going on. There are no accurate tests for Addison's (even House, which I don't ever watch, had an episode where the patient had a test negative for Addison's and House said Addison's tests are ALWAYS negative except when they're not and then they're wrong.) Now we wait until she comes back into season and try breeding her to a different dog. If she doesn't "react" to him, it MIGHT mean her problem is just with Boon... but leaves the question was it a one time thing or a permanent one? If she does react to a different dog, then we move forward with trying to figure out what the cause is. And, of course, if she has another "crisis" between now and then, we have a clearer indication that it MIGHT be Addison's.

I'm hoping things are much more positive with Imala!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on August 15, 2012, 07:45:23 PM
.... Don't know if she has Addison's or is allergic to Boon. Don't know if maybe there's something wrong with HIM (but it's doubtful since he has two terrific litters on the ground.) Just plain don't know nuthin!

Good grief.  Can dog's get Addison's disease too?  Isn't this what JFK had?  I know I shouldn't be surprised; we share a lot of ailments with them.  Just hadn't heard of this one. 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 15, 2012, 07:56:30 PM
Addison's is pretty universal.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 17, 2012, 12:07:17 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/others/vet.jpg)


My vet and I talk about this kind of pet owner ALL the time!



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 17, 2012, 08:19:14 PM
Getting lots of pictures from my pups' new families.
Like Watson here, who doesn't like to be separated from his people.
His nickname is Houdini...




(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mdioriohoudini.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 17, 2012, 08:23:09 PM
And then there's Bernie (aka Moose... remember the feet?)
who left yesterday morning for a trip to NYC, riding in the backseat
with his new 7 year old twins



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mbernielustig81612trip.jpg)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 17, 2012, 08:25:58 PM
And here's Bernie this afternoon...
he is NOT contemplating a trip back to Tennessee.
Those twins are hard to keep up with!


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mbernielustig81712.jpg)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 17, 2012, 11:35:05 PM
Great pics, Sherry and thanks for keeping us updated on the pups and their new families!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 18, 2012, 12:55:50 AM
oh wow they are gorgeous!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 22, 2012, 12:34:20 AM
no puppies to come here either  :-\
had the ultrasound yesterday and although she seemed pregnant, nothing to see. still small possibility that we were to early,if i count from the last insemination it was 27 days,so with one or two pups,maybe to early. so have a free ultrasound if i want in 2 weeks.
but she still loosed sometimes some almost white fluid, and am not sure if its still infection or not.
it looks white when on her, but on a white tissue its a bit more yellow.
gonna inform the vet today.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 22, 2012, 10:29:21 AM
no puppies to come here either  :-\
had the ultrasound yesterday and although she seemed pregnant, nothing to see. still small possibility that we were to early,if i count from the last insemination it was 27 days,so with one or two pups,maybe to early. so have a free ultrasound if i want in 2 weeks.
but she still loosed sometimes some almost white fluid, and am not sure if its still infection or not.
it looks white when on her, but on a white tissue its a bit more yellow.
gonna inform the vet today.

Oh, damn. Sorry to hear that, Conny.

Most of my girls, when pregnant, will have a CLEAR discharge. Anything colored is suspect, in my opinion.

I know the usual time for ultrasound is 28-35 days from first breeding, but there's a vet here who has improved his reading ability so he can tell at 21. He used to have his clients come in before 28 days (and pay for that ultrasound) and then have them come back in the 28-35 day range for a free ultrasound. He kept dropping the time of the first reading and the earliest he has accurately and consistently seen fetuses is 18 days, but he's most comfortable with 21 (especially with small dogs.)

I've pretty much decided to NOT take Em in for an ultrsound... she either is or she ain't so I'll wait... and save the dinero.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 22, 2012, 03:53:21 PM
i first was convinced that she wasn`t pregnant, but last week i thought hmmmi see a change maybe she is and now i dont know anymore,so im going for the no pregnancy and when at second ultrasound there is 1 or 2 its a wonder  ;)
have talked with my vet about the  discharge and she says to waith and see. she already has had AB twice and since she`s not sick at all, well see what happens.

ormally i dont do ultrasounds either i alway can tell at around 4 weeks of there pregnant or not.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 22, 2012, 03:58:19 PM
imala today. and i still think she kinda looks pregnant  ;) but that maybe wishfull thinking  ;)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_9580-1.jpg)

from this afternoon.
first one is aylen and behind her imala

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_9776-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 22, 2012, 04:39:23 PM
Conny, they are so beautiful, they take my breath away!

In the picture of the two together... Imala is in the back? She is smaller than Aylan?
The second one looks to me to MAYBE,  have a little poochi-ness. But it could easily be just hair and shadow.

Damn, they are gorgeous!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 22, 2012, 04:53:56 PM

Mass. couple dies trying to rescue dog from lake

Associated PressAssociated Press – 23 hrs ago


WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple boating on a lake drowned after jumping into the water to rescue their dog, who survived.

Police say the small dog named Sadie jumped into Hampton Ponds in Westfield on Monday night, prompting 64-year-old Donald Cyr to follow his pet into the lake.

Police told The Westfield News that he became distressed and his wife, 61-year-old Patricia Cyr, tried to rescue him.

Their daughter, Miranda Landry, told The Boston Globe that her mother jumped into the water despite not being able to swim.

"It doesn't surprise me at all," Landry said. "I know that's what she would do."

Other boaters, alerted by screams, helped pull the couple from the water. Efforts by rescue personnel failed to revive them, and both were pronounced dead at hospitals.

The dog survived and was taken to the municipal animal shelter. The couple received the West Highland white terrier as a gift from Daniel Cyr's sister six weeks ago to replace a beloved dog that died a year ago, Landry and a neighbor told The Globe.

The dog will be returned to Daniel Cyr's sister, Landry said, adding that she couldn't take the dog in herself because it would be too painful to have the pet around.

The Cyrs were a devoted couple of 40 years, and "they couldn't survive without each other," said Landry, the youngest of the couple's three children.

The deaths remain under investigation.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 23, 2012, 12:47:13 AM
Conny, they are so beautiful, they take my breath away!

In the picture of the two together... Imala is in the back? She is smaller than Aylan?
The second one looks to me to MAYBE,  have a little poochi-ness. But it could easily be just hair and shadow.

Damn, they are gorgeous!

thanks sherry

and yes aylen is larger and bigger then imala.
the poochiness is what i see too for 2 weeks now,so thats also why i`m still unsure.
so we just wait for possible more changes or the second ultrasound.

yesterday saw a gorgeous almost white goldendoodle here on the beach, 7 ,months old male, he was so sweet and shy.lovely soft fur.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 24, 2012, 04:55:46 PM
JD is really having a lot of pain in her hind leg, with the ACL tear.  She's been doing good but yesterday starting limping a little, so I started her on her pain meds.  She was bad this morning but still went outside; when I came home at lunch she only came out of the bathroom for a minute (for a snack, that I would gladly have taken to her), she wouldn't even go out to pee.  I tried to give her another pain pill at lunch but she spit it out of a dogfood sandwich, they must taste really bad.

She did go out when I got home from work, but she's keeping her foot off the ground entirely.  I wish I could do something more for her, besides giving her tummy rubs...

But I'll make sure she gets her meds with dinner.

eta: she took both pills  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 24, 2012, 05:24:47 PM
Alright, why are you not shoving the pill/capsule down her throat? What's with this hide it in the cheese/hot dog/whatever stuff?

And second, she's been dealing with this for quite a while. Have you ever discussed amputation with the vet? Three legged dogs get around just fine, often better than with four legs when one is gimpy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 24, 2012, 05:38:20 PM
i shove them down her throat if i can't get them down any other way, she took 2 with dog food tonight.

she's not at the amputation stage, she's rarely in so much pain that she limps like this...in any case, any kind of surgery is out of the question, it's not in the budget.  I'll do what I can for her as long as I can, and I'll never let her suffer.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 24, 2012, 05:55:08 PM
Amputations are usually very reasonably priced compared to other surgeries, but I do understand about the budget business. I cancelled Em's ultrasound next week for just that reason. I figure I'll just sit back and wait another 2 weeks and be able to tell b y looking at her if she's pregnant or not. She doesn't charge when I look at her!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tony_ on August 25, 2012, 02:34:48 PM
....i shove them down her throat if i can't get them down any other way, she took 2 with dog food tonight.
  Nancy, try getting the pill in her mouth, holding her mouth closed, and stroking the bottom of her throat.  Might take time, but usually works.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 25, 2012, 04:00:13 PM
imala today

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_0176.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 25, 2012, 05:12:55 PM
It's really hard to tell without hands on examination.

Hang in there!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 26, 2012, 05:08:08 AM
yeah i know, on thos pics its better to see from this morning

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/P1010564.jpg)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/P1010563.jpg)

have a check up with my vet on tuesday,before she goes on vacation
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 26, 2012, 09:14:24 AM
In these new pictures, she doesn't look pregnant to me... but there is about 2 inches of hair on her b elly, so it's hard to really tell. Have her ribs sprung? (For people who don't know the terminology... when you look down on her back, is she broader than usual?) That's a good sign, especially after 5 weeks and even with a small litter.

Fingers crossed here.

Conny I was telling some people about how beautiful your dogs are. And I'm not a shepherd fan!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 27, 2012, 12:31:38 PM
cool sherry  ;)

she looks broader, but may be the fur thats growing and maybe fake pregnancy? i dont know it anymore and will patiently wait  another week for the seocnd ultrasound  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 27, 2012, 05:15:19 PM
A couple things...
the dog is the ONLY mammal that goes through ALL the hormonal changes of a pregnancy every time she comes into heat whether or not she is bred.
I just found that out a couple years back and it still fascinates me!
That is why so many dogs have "false pregnancies" compared to other animals.
And it is also why skipping a heat cycle means nothing to the dog physically... her body THINKS she's pregnant and changes to accommodate a pregnancy anyway. Years and years ago, I had a vet tell me not to worry about back-to-back breedings or breeding a number of cycles in the row because it didn't affect the dog, but he never said why.

My last two puppies have been sold and the check is in the mail... be here tomorrow... so, since I have some spare cash (the end of the year was looking rather bare,) Emy is going in on Wednesday for her ultrasound (which I had cancelled.) Today, she looks pregnant to me, yesterday she didn't, tomorrow... who knows?

I have my fingers crossed for you and Imala... as well as for me and Em. Which means typing is a problem.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on August 27, 2012, 06:41:39 PM
I usually read this thread but never comment because I now have no pets 'cause I like to travel. But about 10 years ago I owned a female King Charles Spaniel. She was a "rescue dog" and was about 2 years old when we got her. We had a lot of difficulty with her because she kept on having "phantom pregnancies". She used to go through the whole process ! From the coming into season......to the swollen belly right up to when the "pups" would be born .....her milk would be there. The Vet used to tell us that he couldn't spay her till she had stopped producing milk. Then by that time .....she started the whole circle again within a week or two. This happened about four times till we managed to catch her between no milk and coming into season again.
We learned that the guy who originally owned her....had tried to breed from her on one of these "puppy farms" where they try to get as many pups out of the females as possible....but he discovered she was barren but had this thing with "phantom pregnancies" .....so he abandoned her...but was found and taken to a rescue center. Then I saw her..........the rest is history !  

I wrote this because of reading the "is she pregnant....is she not"... above.  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 27, 2012, 07:11:32 PM
Did you spay her? I believe that is the only thing that stops the false pregnancy cycle.

I had a friend whose dog would go through a false pregnancy every time they skipped breeding her and not only did she get milk, she would adopt whatever was handy and raise it as her puppies... stuffed animals, even rocks. She kept them in her bed and wouldn't let her people touch them when they were very young, spent time cuddling them and usually weaned them at 4-5 weeks and walked away.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on August 27, 2012, 07:57:13 PM
Yes.....we managed to get her spayed inbetween the cycles of phantom pregnancies. Had to spot when the time was right to get it done.
Also .... like your friends dog.....she used to get into the laundry basket and steal my husbands socks that had been rolled up together....and tuck them under her body in her basket. ...like they were her pups. It was a heartache to see.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 28, 2012, 01:39:23 AM
imala and aylen are my only females who have had no false pregnancy`s,all the others had and after having their litters i spayed them.

i so hope em is pregnant sherry,fingers crossed here too and so good to hear i`m not the only one doubting  ;D  ;)

been to the vet and when feeling her belly she gave some discomfort at the back of her uterus, but up in front she again thought she could feel something. in the morning when waking up she has lost or looses a bit of white/clear looking fluid which is sticky, but doesn`t smell bad. so we really don`t know what to think of it and will wait patienly till next tuesday  ;D
i actually hope sh`s empty,cause then i can have her bredding again in january,with only 1 or 2 pups i have to wait,am still having a lot of costs,will keep a girl if there`s one  ;) and in summer wanna breed with aylen for the first time, so it all doesn`t go as planned anymore  ;)
but we`ll see.

good luck tomorrow sherry
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 28, 2012, 06:09:55 AM
Thanks, Conny.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 28, 2012, 05:21:34 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/thisbig.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 28, 2012, 05:22:16 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/biglittle.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on August 29, 2012, 09:24:48 AM
(http://cutestuff.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/pugs_first_day_of_school.jpg)


Back to school!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 29, 2012, 12:27:29 PM
So...
we're going to have puppies.

Conny, the dog she is bred to had COPIOUS amounts of blood in his urine the day before. If I hadn't seen it before in older breeding males, I would hae been freaked out. It takes a number of days for it all to clear the system. And yet, she's pregnant.

So there is hope for Imala!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on August 29, 2012, 02:24:00 PM
oh cool sherry! how much have you seen? congrats!!

and yes i too think there`s hope. my  friend who hadn`t seen here for 5 weeks, said she has gotten broader! well we`ll see and wait and wait... ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on August 29, 2012, 06:38:49 PM
Look who was six years old yesterday....( 08/28/2006 )

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_5063.jpg)

No big celebrations.   Just a couple of extra snacks, and our usual walk.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on August 29, 2012, 07:34:15 PM
Geaux Gertie!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 29, 2012, 07:37:32 PM
Happy Birthday Gertie!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 29, 2012, 08:52:46 PM
Happy 6th birthday, Gertie!! :-*
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 31, 2012, 04:02:39 PM
oh cool sherry! how much have you seen? congrats!!

and yes i too think there`s hope. my  friend who hadn`t seen here for 5 weeks, said she has gotten broader! well we`ll see and wait and wait... ;)

We don't count. It is too easy to miss one. Same with x-rays which I seldom do any more, and then only to check size if there is a big discrepancy between sire and dam. I just do an ultrasound for financial planning... I don't take reservations on a litter until I know one is actually on the way, and then, I only take four. It gives the people on my waiting list something positive to look forward to rather than waiting for me to up date my website. AND it lets me know what income I can expect and when.

These pups will arrive in about a month and will be ready for their new families the week before Christmas (when they're 12 weeks.) The reservation list is full with people from my waiting list, so I don't even have to post it on the website. I love it when that happens!

The last two pups are flying out to CT tomorrow morning. I think they, like their siblings and cousin Esther, have found a wonderful home.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 31, 2012, 04:03:30 PM
A big happy birthday to Gertie. Dad should give you a special treat... even if it is just a small one!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 31, 2012, 09:06:31 PM
Congratulations to Doodler (Sherry)  on reaching 11,000+ posts!!!!!




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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on August 31, 2012, 10:25:31 PM
CONGRATS BBM-11XM, SHERRY!!!!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 31, 2012, 10:36:53 PM
Thank you all.
I noticed a couple days ago that I was at 10999 and held off posting the next one until something memorable happened.
Now it's on to 11999.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 02, 2012, 09:00:08 PM
A friend sent me an email FULL of gorgeous photos of wild... and not so wild... animals.
I've been thinking about this one off and on all day.
This has to be THE most spectacularly marked foal I've ever seen.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/spectacularcolt.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 02, 2012, 09:24:57 PM
What an amazing picture and markings!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 02, 2012, 09:26:57 PM
Oh, very cool markings!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 03, 2012, 09:28:45 AM
I don't know what you would even call that. My first thought was appaloosa. But maybe some kind of paint or pinto pattern. It's almost merle. Never saw anything like it before.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 03, 2012, 01:52:10 PM
wow very gorgeous foal!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 03, 2012, 01:57:44 PM
well tomorrow the doubt wil be gone,imala will get her second ultrasound in the afternoon

this is her today

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_1272-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 04, 2012, 03:41:34 PM
no puppies to be seen  :(
but she still looses some fluids and had a slightly enlarged whoomb with a thick side.
the vet said to keep a close ey on her,and there was a small chance there`s one puppy hiding behind the ribs, but of not i better give her an ultrasound in 2 months to see how her woomb is then.

so thats all in all a lot of money down the drain and still no puppies. the other side of breeding he  ;) and having to wait anohter 6 months till january
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on September 05, 2012, 03:18:55 PM
I keep lurking here !!

I think I'm as anxious as Conny waiting for the "is she....isn't she" out come. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 05, 2012, 03:54:12 PM
Conny, I am so sorry. I know it is a huge disappoinment.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on September 05, 2012, 05:16:58 PM
Sorry Conny .... I misread your last post. I thought it said you had to go back for another scan to double check....but obviously not. Sorry there are no puppies.  :(
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2012, 06:15:51 PM
Jonathan and their Poodle family.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/561729_10151154883644770_558887604_n.jpg)

Ladybug, Gigi, and Frodo. (left to right)
(the big guy is my older son)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 06, 2012, 06:57:24 PM
Why are they wearing clothes (Ladybug, Gigi and Frodo, not Jonathan)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2012, 07:06:33 PM
LOL!
I don't know for sure. They live in Albuquerque which is a high altitude and stays cold at night, and I believe they leave the house unheated during the day when they are at work.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2012, 07:09:49 PM
Ladybug was a rescue Rick and I got years ago and when Jonathan brought Amy (my future DIL at that time) home the first time for Christmas, LB fell in love with her, so we shipped her out to live with them. We had 6 dogs at the time, (our normal 4 and Rick's dad's Maltese we took when his dad died) and so it was a good fit.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 06, 2012, 07:37:55 PM
LOL!
I don't know for sure. They live in Albuquerque which is a high altitude and stays cold at night, and I believe they leave the house unheated during the day when they are at work.

They're POODLES! They don't need coats EVER. I clip mine down with a 10 blade all over and my house is heated in only two rooms  even in the dead of winter... the hairless guy is the only one who gets a coat and that is usually a t-shirt.

 ::)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2012, 07:51:18 PM
I know, but they do what they want.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 07, 2012, 01:42:09 AM
Jonathan and their Poodle family.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/561729_10151154883644770_558887604_n.jpg)

Ladybug, Gigi, and Frodo. (left to right)
(the big guy is my older son)

Wonderful pic, Linda!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 07, 2012, 05:31:34 AM
Sorry Conny .... I misread your last post. I thought it said you had to go back for another scan to double check....but obviously not. Sorry there are no puppies.  :(

i did go for an second ultrasound en she didn`t see puppies, but i still think she is gonna get 1 or 2  ;) at least thats what my gut says,so we`ll have to wait and see a few more weeks to see if i`m right.
i`m not gonna x-ray here,to save some money and in two weeks there should be life felt in her tummy is there is at least one.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 07, 2012, 06:07:33 PM
Wonderful pic, Linda!

Thanks, Sara!
It's good to finally have a pic of my son and granddogs!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 08, 2012, 07:53:50 AM
This video broke my heart in a good way......


Lifelines is a project dedicated to honoring the bond between people and their pets.

This multi-media exploration documents the unique lifestyle shared by people without shelter and the animals they rely on for companionship, protection, and in some cases, their emotional and psychological well-being.
 
Regardless of the reason for their situation, the homeless rely on their pets for many things—most importantly—companionship. Many homeless pet owners use what little resources they do have to provide care and sustenance to their animal; food, bedding, etc., because their love and reliance on their pet surpasses all other priorities in life, they have little left for their own material needs.



http://www.animaltrustees.org/about/programs (http://www.animaltrustees.org/about/programs)


Kevin and Sadie Ann
(http://linapps.s3.amazonaws.com/linapps/photomojo/kxan.com/photos/2012/09/g4173-lifelines-the-homeless-and-their-pets/83803-5ccbf.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on September 08, 2012, 11:48:38 AM
Amazing!!
Sal  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 13, 2012, 08:29:19 PM
This is such a funny commercial:

http://youtu.be/z5abFrz_4HM

I know you can't see it, Sherry. It's a Volkswagen Jetta commercial featuring it's keyless entry.
A man is looking for his keys all over the house and then looks at his bulldog. REALLY ugly!
He picks the dog up and goes to his car and can get in because of the keyless entry.....in the bulldog.
Showing you can control everything from your purse, pocket........or wherever! ;D
The last scene is the man pulling up to the animal hospital.

I think what makes it so funny is Johnny Cash singing "Dirty Old Egg-sucking Dog".

Well he's not very handsome to look at
Oh he's shaggy and he eats like a hog
And he's always killin' my chickens
That dirty old egg-suckin' dog.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 14, 2012, 01:07:03 AM
This is such a funny commercial:

http://youtu.be/z5abFrz_4HM

I know you can't see it, Sherry. It's a Volkswagen Jetta commercial featuring it's keyless entry.
A man is looking for his keys all over the house and then looks at his bulldog. REALLY ugly!
He picks the dog up and goes to his car and can get in because of the keyless entry.....in the bulldog.
Showing you can control everything from your purse, pocket........or wherever! ;D
The last scene is the man pulling up to the animal hospital.

I think what makes it so funny is Johnny Cash singing "Dirty Old Egg-sucking Dog".

Well he's not very handsome to look at
Oh he's shaggy and he eats like a hog
And he's always killin' my chickens
That dirty old egg-suckin' dog.


 :D :D
(I had keyless entry on my last car and really miss it now!)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 14, 2012, 01:13:10 AM
I had to move my computer out of the little study for 6 weeks to fit in my twin grandsons from Australia - now back home.

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/DSC01428-1-1.jpg)

"Mum's back with that DC Forum - life is normal again...."
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 14, 2012, 01:23:05 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/poopoutside.jpg)

LMAO !

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 14, 2012, 01:24:06 AM
(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/DSC01428-1-1.jpg)

Awwwwwwwwwww...

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 14, 2012, 01:36:04 AM

]

 :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on September 14, 2012, 01:36:41 AM
(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/DSC01428-1-1.jpg)

Voilà.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 14, 2012, 08:58:42 AM
This is such a funny commercial:

http://youtu.be/z5abFrz_4HM

I know you can't see it, Sherry. It's a Volkswagen Jetta commercial featuring it's keyless entry.
A man is looking for his keys all over the house and then looks at his bulldog. REALLY ugly!
He picks the dog up and goes to his car and can get in because of the keyless entry.....in the bulldog.
Showing you can control everything from your purse, pocket........or wherever! ;D
The last scene is the man pulling up to the animal hospital.

I think what makes it so funny is Johnny Cash singing "Dirty Old Egg-sucking Dog".

Well he's not very handsome to look at
Oh he's shaggy and he eats like a hog
And he's always killin' my chickens
That dirty old egg-suckin' dog.



It's on regular tv a lot. I like it too... especially as the Bully is a rather small one (as their standard calls for!)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on September 14, 2012, 12:11:18 PM
Have to admit I watched that commercial a couple of times and didn't make the connection. :P
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on September 14, 2012, 12:16:13 PM
Should have realized......my whippet locked me out of my vehicle twice (I'm a slow learner).  After two payments to the
tow truck driver , I NEVER leave the keys and whippet in the same spot. :">
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 14, 2012, 12:40:04 PM
I've been locked out by MY dogs too and even though the Ford has locks on the side of the door (rather than the plunger type,) I always take my keys with me when I get out. Damn dogs.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2012, 06:21:05 PM

It's on regular tv a lot. I like it too... especially as the Bully is a rather small one (as their standard calls for!)

Oh good! I am glad you get to see it!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2012, 06:22:31 PM
I've been locked out by MY dogs too and even though the Ford has locks on the side of the door (rather than the plunger type,) I always take my keys with me when I get out. Damn dogs.

Same thing has happened to me, many times! Not with Killer or Tootsie, but the bigger dogs! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2012, 07:42:34 PM
We don't have this problem with a cat.

;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 14, 2012, 07:57:36 PM
A word to the wise...
it doesn't take much pressure to push those plunger type locks down. Any medium size cat worth's it salt can do it...
FWIW!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 14, 2012, 08:05:03 PM
:D :D

The only time the cat is in my car, is when he's in his carrier.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 14, 2012, 09:05:01 PM
We don't have this problem with a cat.

;D

No you just have to worry about getting a stressed out cat into a carrier to get them somewhere.
Cats grow legs and paws and claws when trying to get them into a carrier. :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on September 15, 2012, 06:14:41 PM
Few cats understand the command to "get in your crake"........they might but they aren't tellin! ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 15, 2012, 07:04:18 PM
THEY understand. YOU don't understand "Hell no."
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 15, 2012, 08:27:54 PM
LOL!! Sherry!! So very very true!! ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 15, 2012, 08:30:02 PM
I had a black cat named Merlin. When he needed to take a pill, I would mix it with his wet food.
After he ate and left his bowl, there would be a little pile left with the pill sitting on top.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2012, 09:10:30 AM
We've mastered the art of getting Blaze into the carrier.

;D

Someone keeps Blaze busy in another room, and someone else comes downstairs with the carrier, which is larger than usual for a cat.  They will then stand on the other side of a doorway with it balanced on their shoulder.

The person keeping Blaze busy then picks him up, walks him through the doorway, and before he knows what's going on, we shove him in the carrier and shut the door.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2012, 09:11:59 AM
I had a black cat named Merlin. When he needed to take a pill, I would mix it with his wet food.   After he ate and left his bowl, there would be a little pile left with the pill sitting on top.

We don't have that problem.  LOL

Blaze is a pig when it comes to his food, so we crush the pill and mix it into his tuna, everything goes down.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 18, 2012, 03:55:58 PM
Not anyone's pets
just some more amazing animals and photography

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/tigerwater.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 18, 2012, 03:56:53 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/monkeyfinger.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 18, 2012, 03:58:07 PM
And my favorite...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/pandahand.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 25, 2012, 05:44:06 PM
Esther has been in her new home 7 weeks tomorrow. Her people are completely enchanted with her.
And she knows she's in charge!
By the way, she is up to 16-1/2 pounds (19 weeks.)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pesther92512.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 25, 2012, 05:46:09 PM
What an absolute Cutie!!!
Glad she is doing so well!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 25, 2012, 05:50:51 PM
Nice to have an update on her!  Thanks!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 26, 2012, 01:11:34 AM
she looks lovely!

imala definatly is not going to have puppies this time.
her womb is still a bit enlarged,buts she`s not sick or anything,so its must be fake pregnancy and therefor she`s getting some herbs and natural supplements now and were gonna try again in january with another male.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on September 26, 2012, 03:00:45 PM
If at first you don't succeed.....      ;)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 27, 2012, 07:28:49 AM
Emy's new babies arrived last night. Four males and three females, including two "parti" which are rare in Whoodles. Momma and kiddos doing well. Pictures later today.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 27, 2012, 03:28:27 PM
Congrats, Sherry and so glad mom and babies are doing well!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 28, 2012, 01:44:03 AM
congrats sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 28, 2012, 01:47:48 AM
we were at the clubmatch of the swiss sheperds last weekend and there was imala her daddy,9 years old now and won the veterans competion

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_2883.jpg)

aylen was there too, but she got "only"  a VG this time. last two times she got 2 ex,but this judge clearly didn`t fall for the broader larger type of females  ;)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_2714.jpg)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_2710-1.jpg)

pfff shows are boring  ;D

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_2938.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 28, 2012, 01:57:17 AM
this is lux,and he is going to be the new male for imala,and if all goes well also for aylen next year

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_2846.jpg)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/GroteFoto-4DCDHOI6.jpg)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/GroteFoto-6VJGXVWN.jpg)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/GroteFoto-BSSSWJTK.jpg)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/GroteFoto-MF3PK4Z7.jpg)

imala and lux

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_2980.jpg)

aylen and lux

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%204/IMG_2988.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 28, 2012, 07:12:25 AM
How old is he, Conny?
Absolutely wonderful shots!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 28, 2012, 10:11:37 AM
he wil get 3 years old in januari
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 28, 2012, 10:20:30 AM
He is already quite broad through the chest to be that young. Has he been used much for breeding?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 28, 2012, 11:51:05 AM
he also has a lot of fur, but he indeed is broad.
he has been used twice abroad in italie and croatie and 4 times now on the netherlands. she`s very  specific in that, she`s a friend of mine who helps me with checking out the lines, she knows a lot about the genetics and problems.
 and i`m not allowed to sell any pups to other breeders.but i may keep a puppie for breeding myself  ;)
i wanna keep a puppie from imala and will  give one to my best friend in co owner ship from aylen,cause with 6 dogs i`m on my maximum  ;)
she is gonna use him for her own bitch the upcomming heat and another friend of her,who already has had 2 litters from him with 2 bitches is gonna use him again next year.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 28, 2012, 12:32:47 PM
Well... HERE the stud owner does not tell the bitch owner how she/he is allowed to place the puppies. The first time someone tried to tell me who was allowed to have one of the pups their dog sired, their dog would not be siring any of my puppies.

If I had room (and the energy!) I would dearly LOVE to have one of your pups. They are just THE most gorgeous Shepherds I've seen, totally unlike any we have in the US. The Shiloh/Kings are beautiful, much bigger, but they do not have them in white... or perhaps they destroy the whites.

Maybe in my next life!   :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on September 28, 2012, 03:44:56 PM
well its her stud,so her rules  ;) and there are not many studs i can use with my line,its really hard to find a healthy line which matches my bitches and i can understand that she wants him to stay special.and there`s lots of breeders who doesn`t take health issus`s and all for real and lie or dont tell.
i`m happy i can use him and i dont mind that i cant sell them to other breeders, am sure i will get lovely other people and already have 3 on the list and havent even posted it on my website  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 30, 2012, 03:30:52 PM
Lucky, the dog in my photo icon or avatar or whatever that is that goes with each of my posts, went to a new home Friday night. He is incredibly shy and I've turned down a number of people over the last 18 months or so because it just didn't "feel right" for him. The family he's with was on my puppy list for the new litter and asked about taking Lucky instead because they kept thinking about him. So far, so good. He's actually staying in the room with them (instead of retreating to the kitchen) and even stayed when one of their adult children came to visit yesterday, bringing an active 8 months old baby with them. Forty-eight pound Lucky was terrified of this little guy crawling across the room toward him and tried to hide UNDER the furniture. They headed the baby in another direction and Lucky laid down and watched him (ready to make a run for it, I'm sure!)

Fingers crossed that this works out!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 30, 2012, 03:46:47 PM
Forgot...

tonight is the one year anniversary of me getting Peri back. One of the absolute best moments in my life.

I've been thinking about the time she and Cotton were missing for the last two weeks. Such a god-awful period. I miss Cotton.
Emy and Sparky's new babies are her full sisters and brothers.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on September 30, 2012, 07:38:51 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/pack2011120.jpg)


and I can't handle one dog!!  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on October 01, 2012, 12:48:18 AM
oh that is just wonderfull!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 02, 2012, 05:49:36 PM
This got posted over on Le Bar and I just had to share it here.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/paws/awkward-cat-sleeping-positions
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 04, 2012, 08:24:41 PM
One week
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emsp4m3f10412.jpg)
The pups arranged themselves like this... from the left, the 4 boys, then the 3 girls.
They were born female-male-male-female-male-male-female, the two partis, then the two blacks, then the 3 blonds.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 04, 2012, 09:25:28 PM
This is great, Sherry! How amazing how they arranged themselves.

They are so cute, even at this age.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 04, 2012, 11:12:06 PM
The last couple days have been MUCH better than the first 3-4. They were really whiny, especially the parti girl. If she was awake and not nursing, she was bitching about it. It got so bad I'd just yell at Emy and she'd get up and reposition herself so crybaby could nurse. Something finally clicked with them and Emy has been going outside and sitting in the sun for a half hour to an hour 3-4 times a day and they are quiet. BUT as soon as she steps foot back in the pool they are ALL awake and... swarming is the only word for it.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on October 05, 2012, 12:44:37 AM
they are so cute again and i guess crybaby just loves her mom with her  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 12:46:58 AM
My feeling is that crybaby is a pushy, opinionated little bitch. I'm already looking for her to be a problem!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 05, 2012, 01:03:55 AM
Poor little soul - labelled from birth!  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 05, 2012, 03:16:36 AM
My feeling is that crybaby is a pushy, opinionated little bitch. I'm already looking for her to be a problem!


:D :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:30:51 PM
Don't piss off the wrong cow, even if you're a bear

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:31:23 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:32:03 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear3.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:32:37 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:33:12 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:33:45 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear6.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:34:19 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear7.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:34:56 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear8.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:35:27 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear9.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:35:59 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear10.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:36:27 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear11.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 05, 2012, 07:36:58 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cowbear12.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 06, 2012, 11:14:15 AM
My feeling is that crybaby is a pushy, opinionated little bitch. I'm already looking for her to be a problem!

Maybe you're too alike  
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 06, 2012, 11:28:41 AM
Yes, but I earned the right. She's a week old.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 10, 2012, 03:43:03 PM
Two weeks ago tonight, 10 PM, the first of Emy and Sparky's current litter arrived. They are doing well... getting big (last week I could hold two in one hand, today it's one hand/one pup.)
They are AT THIS MOMENT still slugs... not even trying to get up on their feet. BUT they are opening their eyes and in the next day or two, will be able to see AND their ears will open (so they'll start barking at every little sound) AND they will begin trying to get up on all fours. By this time next week, they will be walking and sitting on their rumps rather than sprawling all over the place.
Here are a couple photos...
the black male

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emspblkmface101012.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 10, 2012, 03:43:52 PM
One of the two blond males
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emspblondmface101012.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 10, 2012, 03:45:46 PM
And the parti girl... as usual, expressing her opinion of the proceedings

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emsppartigyowl101012.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 10, 2012, 07:18:48 PM
They are all very cute, Sherry!
I love the ongoing 'attitude' story of the female parti! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 10, 2012, 07:29:51 PM
I love the ongoing 'attitude' story of the female parti! :D

I do too!

:D

Sherry, have you ever had problems finding a home for a pup due to "attitude"?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 10, 2012, 08:11:39 PM
Not before now....
 
Her "attitude" is really a joke. Actually, she's not a bad pup and is getting better as she gains the ability to get around... and to get her own way.
AND I am toying with the idea of keeping her because her "black" is already lightening up to blond and I've never seen a blond-and-white parti Whoodle!


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emsppartihead101012.jpg)


I HAVE held pups past 12 weeks to allow them to get over a period of shyness. Some youngsters just are not demanding enough to insist on attention while living with the whole litter and need some time without the competition to blossom. A week or two of being the only baby or one of just two babies in the family does the trick.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on October 11, 2012, 12:47:40 AM
oh i do love girlies attitude  ;D and her colout. this would be a puppie i could keep too  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 16, 2012, 05:09:25 PM
WARNING!

US Merial, who manufactures Frontline, has a new product on the market which is supposed to be a' new and GREATLY improved' tick and flea prevention/control.
DO NOT USE IT!
The produce is called FRONTLINE TRI-TAK.
It is supposed to work on ticks AND fleas. Frontline has always been very lax in the area of flea control... it may have even stopped their claim of any flea control, so any improvement would be a GREAT improvement.
However, when I called my vet to see if they had gotten any of this NEW product in (the Tri-Tak,) the FIRST thing I was told was animals have to be kept totally separate from each other for 24-48 hours after it is applied.
Note I said ANIMALS, not just dogs.
This means if you have a cat or ferret or bird, it cannot be in contact with the animal you have put the Tri-Tak on for a minimum of 24 hours.

That would mean, to me, that a child should not be petting or touching the animal either.
And probably YOU shouldn't.

On the other hand, if your dog is the only animal in the house and there aren't any kids around and you wash your hands often, AND the product DOES kill both ticks AND fleas, go for it.

As for me, until this "don't touch" problem is straightened out, I'm using the
old Frontline for ticks and Advantage for fleas.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 16, 2012, 07:23:20 PM
Thanks for the warning, Sherry!
I quit using Frontline several years ago, as it was if I had not put anything for flea control on them at all.
I use Advantage now. I have never had a tick problem since I moved to CA and we had never gone anywhere to visit where is would have been a problem. TX, however was a different story.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on October 17, 2012, 12:45:59 AM
i havent used frontline for ages, and am using prac-tic since with great results. no fleas ever seen again and only an 1 or 2 ticks and only in early season,so the small ones. also on vacation in the woods of germany with lot of ticks there, none got into the dogs.

a few years ago we got her a new brand that was called promeris duo and several dogs got very sick of that and even a few died.and it cant be given to dogs who have the mdr-1 defect.

my cats get advantage
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 17, 2012, 11:39:43 AM
Advantage works well against fleas and can be used on just about everything, including ferrets.
One of my people, Esther's mom, uses something I'd never heard of called Vectra (by Ceva Animal Health.) It has Permethrin as one of its main ingredients. This used to be the treatment of choice (well, it's base was) but fell out of favor because of it's effects on the environment. Frontline and Advantage use different chemicals... which is why there has been such a tremendous increase in rabbit mites, scabies and other skin mites in dogs and cats. I told her that and this is her answer...
"That's exactly what the doc said!!!! You rock!  Lol.
It is super buggy here.  She needs all this protection! 
Esther the wonder dog.  Heels, sits, does down, stay for almost a minute now.  Goes to her place on her box.  The trainer said, you have a dream dog.  She's happy, smart, calm, and the dog everyone hopes to buy from a breeder.  He trains police dogs for ny city.  He said she is the easiest dog to train he has ever seen in ten years of training.   I agree!!!!"


I told her to give her trainer one of my business cards in case he ran into someone looking for a good puppy and she said she has already done that! Many of my puppy people ask me to send them cards to pass out which I'm only too willing to do! The last ten pups went to 7 referrals and one person who already had one of my pups... don't where the onther two people came from!

Nothing like tooting my own horn!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 22, 2012, 11:37:26 AM
Emy getting away for an hour without hiring a babysitter

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/forblog/emspemyleg101812.jpg)

No kidding, this has been her favorite "escape" for almost a week. Leaving her leg inside the pool seems to reassure the pups. They'll sniff it, sometimes climb up on it or next to it, but never cry no matter how long she's "gone." There is plenty of room for her to put it on the other side with the rest of her body.

However, yesterday afternoon, 4 of the pups managed to climb over the pool side and worm their way down to nursing position. And this morning, the entire litter was out in that one small corner. So I'm going to go to a carboard box "fence" to give Em part of the pen for her get-away and still keep the pups from wandering all over... at this age, they get lost if they are 6-8 feet from home and I don't want to listen to them!

Also this weekend, they discovered mom's food. Starting with Ms Attitude, of course. But by now I've already seen ALL of them in the bowl and EATING the kibble. They grow up so fast!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 22, 2012, 01:38:52 PM
Also this weekend, they discovered mom's food. Starting with Ms Attitude, of course.

:D :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 22, 2012, 05:46:50 PM
I LOVE Ms. Attitude!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 22, 2012, 06:01:21 PM
Oh, Lord, so do I! She is a stunning pup no matter what aspect you're talking about. I am SOOOO tempted to keep her. Especially as I have to get a new replacement stud....
No, Sherry, absolutely not.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on October 23, 2012, 10:35:46 AM
 ;D

oh yes keep her!  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 23, 2012, 11:58:47 AM
If I were 10 years younger, there'd be no doubt she was staying. But at my age, I am trying to place as many dogs as I can... keeping a puppy is just the wrong thing to do.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on October 23, 2012, 02:30:08 PM
Sherry, age is just numbers, keep the pup, she sounds delightful  :)

Sal   ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 23, 2012, 05:11:41 PM
Rell that to my children who will have to find homes for all these dogs!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on October 24, 2012, 05:20:55 AM
how many dogs are ya having now sherry? in what age? apart from the puppies
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 24, 2012, 10:25:37 AM
There are a dozen, ranging from my own youngest, a Whoodle named Clooney who has just turned 6 months to Shadow, my standard Poodle stud, who is 11-12. The rescues (meaning: looking for homes) are a 7 year old toy Poodle bitch, a neutered Pom Poo who is 6 and two Malti-Pom-Poo brothers (1 neutered, 1 intact) 5 and 6 years old respecctively. I don't place my own breeding animals when I "retire" them... they have a Social Security plan set up which allows them to stay with me forever!  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 29, 2012, 11:44:44 AM
Montana just turned 3 years old and had a party

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/montana3bdgifts.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 29, 2012, 11:46:10 AM
And Koda spent some time picking out just the right gift for her

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/kodaeppley1012.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on November 03, 2012, 11:17:12 AM
When I first got into the dog world (in the early seventies), I got to know several old dog breeders who had LOTS of dogs.
The numbers can sneak up on you! ;)
Slap your hands around that puppy! :D :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on November 03, 2012, 11:50:51 AM
Thought I would post this here.
Last Saturday night around 9 pm, the fire truck came down our dead end street that runs parallel to the beach, announcing
"Tsunami warning...go to higher ground immediatly!"
My neighbor ran in and helped me to get the cat into his crate and I grabbed cat food and dog food and a bottle of water.
I drove to higher ground with the whippet and the miserable cat who thought he was going to the vet.
I kept telling people in the area that I was parked at we would be fine and we were.
Went back home within a couple of hours and was safe and dry.
I'm  going to have to come up with a better evacuation plan, after the whippet and the cat, I have no clue what to take.
Left my hearing aids and warm coat but brought my meds.
Was talking to another lady where we parked and she brought her glasses case but the glasses weren't in it! We thought we could help each other out, I could see and she could hear.  The cat was just happy that he didn't go to the vet. :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 03, 2012, 11:51:50 AM
LOL.
And if I weren't in MY 70s, I'd do just that!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 03, 2012, 08:42:51 PM

as someone who has owned numerous cats over the years, I can say this is true.

;D

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 03, 2012, 08:44:30 PM
Amen!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 03, 2012, 08:46:50 PM
Very funny and too true!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 04, 2012, 10:12:00 AM
Thought I would post this here.
Last Saturday night around 9 pm, the fire truck came down our dead end street that runs parallel to the beach, announcing
"Tsunami warning...go to higher ground immediatly!"
My neighbor ran in and helped me to get the cat into his crate and I grabbed cat food and dog food and a bottle of water.
I drove to higher ground with the whippet and the miserable cat who thought he was going to the vet.
I kept telling people in the area that I was parked at we would be fine and we were.
Went back home within a couple of hours and was safe and dry.
I'm  going to have to come up with a better evacuation plan, after the whippet and the cat, I have no clue what to take.
Left my hearing aids and warm coat but brought my meds.
Was talking to another lady where we parked and she brought her glasses case but the glasses weren't in it! We thought we could help each other out, I could see and she could hear.  The cat was just happy that he didn't go to the vet. :D

That's both funny and scary. My evacuation plan here is don't. There is no way I could get all these animals out and with no neighbors to help... I just couldn't see me leaving any behind to die alone. It's a frightening idea. And another reason not to keep any more puppies.

I had a  friend back in the 80s when we were raising Shar-Pei and everybody knew everybody else...lived in southern CA and got caught in one of those fire storms they have. She managed to get back in after taking the first load of dogs out and saved all but one. And spent several months in the hospital recovering from her injuries. She is still bothered about not saving the one she couldn't catch.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 05, 2012, 09:43:35 AM
Ms Attitude with her new ball... she has it in her mouth and is carrying it.
This is the first time I have ever given toys to pups this young (4 weeks)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emspball11412a.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 05, 2012, 08:51:23 PM
Oh she is such a CUTIE!!  Will she continue to be a parti? I am not seeing as much of the brown on her.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 06, 2012, 08:41:02 AM
Yes, she'll always be a parti (which means white with patches or spots of color.) Her patches were black when she was born but are already lightening up to brown/red and may go to blond, but they'll always be the same size and shape. I've never had a parti change color before, except for getting some silver in the black.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emsppartf11412b.jpg)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 06, 2012, 01:47:32 PM
By the way, the new puppy I got earlier this year
Clooney... pictured at 15 weeks...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooney15w.jpg)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 06, 2012, 01:49:34 PM
is a great example of how Whoodle coat colors change
Clooney... pictured at 26 weeks...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooney6mona.jpg)



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on November 06, 2012, 02:55:32 PM
oh wow i do love miss attitude!! bring her here  ;)

and what a difference that coat!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on November 06, 2012, 07:59:48 PM
Yes, she'll always be a parti (which means white with patches or spots of color.) Her patches were black when she was born but are already lightening up to brown/red and may go to blond, but they'll always be the same size and shape. I've never had a parti change color before, except for getting some silver in the black.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emsppartf11412b.jpg)




Is it just this shot or this expression, or does Miss Attitude not have a puppy's face?  Old beyond her months, she looks.  She's probably already sneaking cigarettes and crawling out her bedroom window late night....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 06, 2012, 08:12:23 PM
I hope she hasn't figured out the internet... you'll be giving her ideas!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 06, 2012, 08:14:10 PM
(http://t.qkme.me/3qevlu.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 13, 2012, 12:32:41 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/others/nails.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 13, 2012, 12:33:39 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/others/bordercollie.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 13, 2012, 12:34:48 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/others/hearmenow.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 13, 2012, 06:44:11 PM
I like them all, Sherry, but the last one really made me laugh! ;D
And no I did not snort! :D ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 16, 2012, 01:45:19 PM
Had an "emergency" with one of my little dogs. So after what I hoped would be a quick trip to the vet, preliminary x-rays, leaving the dog overnight for an early morning consultation with the ortho surgeon, more extensive x-rays, unsuccessful manual manipulation ( !... let's not go there... ) and an immediate major surgery possible only because a scheduled emergency operation sent in by an out-of-state vet was cancelled because my vet said he couldn't rebuild the leg, and another overnight stay,
I brought my little dog home



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/smok3.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 16, 2012, 02:27:12 PM
I have a tendency to blame myself for every little thing that happens with my animals (not so much with the kids!) so I was happy to have Bill (the orthopod) tell me this was NO WAY my fault as Smokey was "an accident waiting to happen." Something he had explained to me previously when she was an older puppy and broke both her front legs at the same time jumping off the top of a crate. Now, before anyone gets upset about me being dumb enough to leave a puppy unattended on TOP of a crate, she CLIMBED up there. She's always thought she was a cat... and some times a bird! Breaking both front legs at the same time seems to have changed her mind about that.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/RSsmolelegs.jpg)

She has congenitally fragile bones, something common in several small breeds (not the majority of them.) It is considered "congenital" rather than "genetic" because it is not proven it is inherited even though it is prevalent in a few breeds and mixes of those breeds. So far, none of her pups have had any broken or displaced bones and they are all "middle aged" adults.

And now she has a hind leg with the femor head removed since it was pretty much in bits and pieces but the leg couldn't be forced back in place because of what remained. Which doesn't seem to bother her at all...when we got home, she hopped out of the car before I could grab her. She spent about an hour or so following me around the house, then went in the bedroom and wanted in her crate. According to Bill, she MIGHT start using the leg normally. He says about 50% of small breeds do while 90% of large breeds do not.

And it only cost me $400.

And I left her cone of silence at the vet!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 16, 2012, 02:59:35 PM
Dood, sorry you both had to go through that!  Had a better ending than I envisioned when I started your first post...

Kids Dogs!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 16, 2012, 03:49:42 PM
Yeah, for a little dog, she has a big place in my heart.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 16, 2012, 04:33:41 PM
Sorry to hear about Smokey!  Ugh, it always seems to be so difficult with pets, doesn't it?  Trips to the vet hoping it will be something simple, and the frustration that they (the pets) can't actually tell us what's wrong.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 16, 2012, 04:55:53 PM
Oh, I had a pretty good idea what was wrong...at least I suspected a dislocated hip since I had experience with that just a year ago when the younger of my two missing dogs came home with one. With her, Bill just put it back in place under a general, taped it up to her body so she couldn't use it for a couple weeks and that was the end of it. (I need to get her hips x-rayed for OFA since she turned 2 years at the end of October but just haven't done it yet.) I was hoping he'd be able to pop Smokey's back in too. Oh, well.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 16, 2012, 05:32:43 PM
Smokey is such a cutie, Sherry. I am so glad he is doing better. Yes, my little dogs always did seem to do better than larger dogs as I have always had both.
They really do take up a big place in our hearts.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on November 17, 2012, 04:57:20 AM
i love the way smokey looks but sorry to hear about the trouble

de chi of a friend just got a neck hernia, out of nothing in the middle of the night,she just layed in her crate and started yelling out of a sudden and was paralized left side. still no movement front leg,but back is better,so hopefully with acupuncture and all it will get better in time.
those little ones are so fragile
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 17, 2012, 08:56:39 AM
Not just the little ones. I had a Borzoi who did the same thing with the neck. And a Chinese Shar-Pei who started limping on day and couldn't raise his head and the next day was paralysed. The Borzoi recovered on her own but the Shar-Pei ended up having surgery that cost us several thousand dollars and this was in the early 80s.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on November 19, 2012, 12:21:40 AM
my friend isn`t going for surgery,but has chosen for treatment by a chiropractor and the dog gets chinese herbs,and has had laser treatment.is doiung a tat better,but if she recovers it can come back during her whole life.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 19, 2012, 10:14:51 AM
Is it a herniated disc? That's a common problem in a lot of animals, not just dogs.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on November 21, 2012, 09:29:21 AM
yep and then in the neck.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 24, 2012, 12:43:56 PM
Jane Doe, the bane of my existence, and one happy damn dog.


(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww15/moggiemagee/animals/JDhappydog11-24-12-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 24, 2012, 12:45:00 PM
Buddy, just a happy dog.


(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww15/moggiemagee/animals/Buddy11-24-12.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 24, 2012, 12:52:18 PM
Awwww! They are wonderful, Nancy!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 24, 2012, 12:53:35 PM
Thanks for the laugh, Nancy. Too bad JD can't just learn to relax.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 24, 2012, 12:54:45 PM
JD, right side up......she's actually prettier than this, I'm a lousy pet photograhper....


(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww15/moggiemagee/animals/JD11-24-12up.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 24, 2012, 12:55:44 PM
Thanks for the laugh, Nancy. Too bad JD can't just learn to relax.

Yeah, she is a bit uptight - NOT!

Thanks, Dood...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 24, 2012, 04:11:40 PM
Jane Doe, the bane of my existence, and one happy damn dog.


(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww15/moggiemagee/animals/JDhappydog11-24-12-1.jpg)



Nancy, it's so sad when you have an uptight pet, isn't it?



(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/family%20pics/11-24-12.jpg)

I'm considering adding prozac to his food, to help him relax.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 24, 2012, 04:15:19 PM
^^^^^ LOL!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 24, 2012, 06:09:53 PM
JD, right side up......she's actually prettier than this, I'm a lousy pet photograhper....


Welcome to the club. I absolutely HATE taking pictures of the dogs, ESPECIALLY the puppies. Part of the problem is the damn delay after "clicking." It takes me at least a dozen shots to get just one that is marginally acceptable. And my puppy people want pictures twice a day (fat chance, that! Twice a month on a good month!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 07, 2012, 11:14:14 PM

10 weeks old photos for my puppy families...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emspbtf12712.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 07, 2012, 11:16:38 PM

But not every one is pleased to be sharing the spotlight with toys...
note the Santa is being crushed under the pup!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emspgirlgetemaway12712.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 07, 2012, 11:34:52 PM
Love them, Sherry!
Poor Santa! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 08, 2012, 09:35:00 AM
Hey Sherry, how's Ms. Attitude?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 08, 2012, 02:16:19 PM
She is doing well... has turned into a delightful girl ALTHOUGH I did steer one family away from her so she'd go to a guy with lots of dog experience and no small children in the home. Her name is Murphy (yeah, right) and she'll be living part time in Ohio and part in Florida.



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/emsppartif12712.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 08, 2012, 05:02:08 PM
the pups are so cute.  Murphy....good name
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 12, 2012, 07:01:25 PM
finally got cold in TX

(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww15/moggiemagee/Buddy12-12-12.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on December 13, 2012, 01:05:03 AM
pupies look great sherry!

aylen turned 18 months on monay and we went for the offcial X-ray for hips and elbows.vet said all looked great,and now is waiting for the official results

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/IMG_4241.jpg)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/IMG_4308.jpg)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/IMG_4316.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 13, 2012, 05:24:33 PM
You use Penn  is 24 months.
Our OFA is 24 months.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on December 14, 2012, 09:42:24 AM
other breeds then sheperds or some other large breeds may already be x-rayed at 12 months and we may also for hips, but not for elbows, so i best do it all at once and wait till 18 months.
i also head her hearing tested,cause one of her sisters is half deaf and its genetic, but she can hear with both ears,if she wants to then  ;D  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 18, 2012, 11:13:57 AM
Therapy dogs are 'furry counselors' for Newtown community

As the community of Newtown grieves the loss suffered in Friday’s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, a group of friendly, four-legged counselors has helped provide some comfort.

A team of nine specially-trained golden retrievers and 14 handlers sent by Lutheran Church Charities traveled from the Chicago area to the Connecticut town over the weekend to help console those in need. Some children smiled for the first time in days as they pet the therapy dogs for a calming effect. Some adults prayed together with the dogs’ handlers.

http://animaltracks.today.com/_news/2012/12/18/15993307-therapy-dogs-are-furry-counselors-for-newtown-community?lite (http://animaltracks.today.com/_news/2012/12/18/15993307-therapy-dogs-are-furry-counselors-for-newtown-community?lite)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 19, 2012, 06:32:35 AM
I thought you all would enjoy these images I found the other day.  You all know the "What I actually do" memes that have been floating around, here's an example of one.




(http://twistedsifter.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/what-my-friends-think-i-do-what-i-actually-do-teacher.jpg)


I found one for German Shepards, and cats.  Scroll on down.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 19, 2012, 06:33:10 AM
(http://whatmyfriendsthinkido.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/what-my-friends-think-I-do-what-i-actually-do-german-shephard-dog.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 19, 2012, 06:33:55 AM


(https://bobbiblogger.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/cat21.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 19, 2012, 03:09:36 PM
I LOVE the cat one!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 19, 2012, 07:58:30 PM
I do too BUT I think cats are too smart and self aware to think they're king/queen. I think they see theyselves as sprawled on the chair just like we see them.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 20, 2012, 04:04:33 PM
Test
Anyone what to hazzard a guess as to what breed these babies are?
Hint: they are NOT Irish Setters



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/reds.jpg)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 20, 2012, 04:06:05 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/others/dogsdrink.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 20, 2012, 06:08:15 PM
 Sherry, are they Labs?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 20, 2012, 09:10:23 PM
No.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 20, 2012, 10:18:42 PM
Test
Anyone what to hazzard a guess as to what breed these babies are?
Hint: they are NOT Irish Setters



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/reds.jpg)




A red retriever?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on December 21, 2012, 12:03:58 AM
Spainels?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on December 21, 2012, 01:37:17 AM
I thought that, but they're very curly for spaniels. Spanoodles?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 21, 2012, 10:14:04 AM
No.
No.
No.


Another hint... they are purebred, recognised around the world.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 21, 2012, 10:16:06 AM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/others/dogxmas.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 21, 2012, 11:08:11 AM
I like Spanoodles...   :D

Chow?

Rhodesian Ridgeback?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 21, 2012, 11:12:26 AM
No, no.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on December 21, 2012, 11:17:28 AM
Those wrinkly-foreheaded ones from China?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 21, 2012, 11:24:08 AM
Shar Pei
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on December 21, 2012, 11:30:51 AM
Yes, that's it! But perhaps not in that colour?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 21, 2012, 12:03:31 PM
Actually, they do come in red. But with much less hair.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Tigs on December 21, 2012, 06:03:35 PM
New Foundlands?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 21, 2012, 09:17:01 PM
I don't think they come in red. Bronze was the last "new" Newfie color I heard of.
So... no.

Take a GOOD look at the picture. There is a HUGE clue in it.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 22, 2012, 09:08:13 AM
Ok, maybe it's time for the men in the white coats to come and take me away...I found a dog blog...written from the dog's POV...

but how cute is he? 

from the inspired dog blog...

(http://theinspiredroom.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/jack-blog.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 22, 2012, 12:19:23 PM
Obviously a doodle or a whoodle!
There are several blogs like that.
I avoid them like the plague!
One of my puppy people from about 5 years ago has her pup email me updates every few months. The fact that I always reply to the OWNER seems to have escaped her!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 23, 2012, 02:18:20 PM
Test
Anyone what to hazzard a guess as to what breed these babies are?
Hint: they are NOT Irish Setters



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/reds.jpg)


ok, we give up!  What breed are they?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 23, 2012, 03:53:44 PM
Poodle. Standard, although red is popular in every size.

The problem is they tend to lighten up to apricot, sometimes DARK apricot, but still apricot and NOT red.
This litter is from two registered reds... but their papers were sent in while they were still really young, before they had lightened up (Don't EVER trust color on registration papers! Well, except for maybe Conny... HER White Shepherds don't seem to 'yellow' as they mature like many white breeds do.)
In Shar-Pei, when we started developing setter reds, the best (darkest) shades came from crossing black with red. So far, I haven't been able to convince any Poodle breeders I know to try that.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 27, 2012, 09:25:27 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ldppc1h3G01qc7klto1_500.jpg)
source: pinkcoffeeinspirations via crushculdesac
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 29, 2012, 08:13:09 AM
The Christmas Snail Explained


Here is the story for anyone who was curious about the appearance of a common garden snail in Ontario in Decenber. Every autumn I bring some of my potted plants back into the house. This year when I did this I was hoping and praying a little snail might be curled up sleeping under the leaves in one of them but I didn't want to count on it.
I placed the potted gardenia plant near the bath on the second floor where it would benefit from heat and humidity. Two days before Christmas I was having a wonderful bubble bath when who did I see out on the leaves of the plant and definitely antennae out in my direction a beautiful large garden snail. It was late at night but the next morning I found him in the plant again and he was really awake and frisky so I borrowed a little knitted cap ( had to try three before I found one that fit right) from a little gnome I had a few years ago and that is how the pictures happened.






(http://resurrectionfern.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54fc19bef8833010536a09499970c-800wi)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on January 01, 2013, 12:23:37 AM


I bred Rottweilers for a few years and also had a couple of litters of Silky Toy Terriers.
When they were newborn it was hard to tell them apart as they were all black and tan when they were born.
Even my vet wasn't sure if my Silky hadn't caught one of the Rotts! :D :D :D
I did catch one of the male Silkys humping one of my female Rotts ankles when she was in season....I quit laughing and made him go outside when
I realized that she was about to lie down on the floor for him.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 06, 2013, 11:17:55 AM
A few years back I had a litter from one of my Poodles... not toy size... and a Pom that was small enough to stand upright under her belly. I knew she was in season when I let them out in the yard together, but because of their relative sizes, thought nothing of it. UNTIL I called them to come in and the Poodle came running up the stairs with him flying behind her like a kite, attached by his manhood. Ever since then, his nickname has BEEN "Kite."
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 06, 2013, 11:22:59 AM
My friend's new Whoodle litter. Seven. Every one black with no markings.
I've already laid in a supply of microchips for id purposes when they come to me at 6 weeks!



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/magpupseyesopen122912.jpg)



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 06, 2013, 12:36:50 PM
A few years back I had a litter from one of my Poodles... not toy size... and a Pom that was small enough to stand upright under her belly. I knew she was in season when I let them out in the yard together, but because of their relative sizes, thought nothing of it. UNTIL I called them to come in and the Poodle came running up the stairs with him flying behind her like a kite, attached by his manhood. Ever since then, his nickname has BEEN "Kite."

What a great story, Sherry! :D I love it.

We had rescued Tootsie many years ago, and could not figure out a name for her for several weeks. Since she was so little, I always went out with her when she peed and pooped. During one of these trips, I looked after she had pooped and thought, oh, a miniature tootsie roll. I went back in the house and asked Rick what he thought of Tootsie. He liked it!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 06, 2013, 12:38:17 PM
I've seen that kind of poop!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 06, 2013, 12:57:07 PM
;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 06, 2013, 01:37:45 PM
LOL @ both "name" stories!  Too funny!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 12, 2013, 07:15:36 AM
Sherry, how's Peri doing?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 14, 2013, 03:14:09 PM
Sherry, how's Peri doing?

Well, since you asked...
this is Peri on Thursday the 10th

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/peri11013.jpg)

She is the younger of the two that went missing last year
and the mother of sweet Esther.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 14, 2013, 03:15:10 PM
And this is Peri a couple hours ago

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/perienuff11413.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 14, 2013, 03:16:22 PM
And here she is allowing a little peek...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/periroomforall11413.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 14, 2013, 03:20:15 PM
And here they are sans Peri...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/periboys3hrs11413.jpg)

Bill and Bob, three hours old, delived by c-section (by my vet, Bill.)
Mom and boys doing incredibly well considering what an awful time Peri
had with her ER c-section last year. And this one cost me $1000 less.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 15, 2013, 11:15:30 AM
Puppies!  I want one...

Bill & Bob....not William & Robert?  I guess casual is better for a doggie
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 17, 2013, 04:50:05 PM

Congratulations to Doodler (Sherry)  on reaching 12,000+ posts!!!!!




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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on January 17, 2013, 05:16:43 PM
CONGRATS BBM-12XM, SHERRY!!!!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 17, 2013, 05:36:38 PM
Hey, thanks!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on January 21, 2013, 07:32:53 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/download.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 24, 2013, 03:16:29 PM
I'm supposed to be getting Maggie's 7 pups Saturday afternoon but our weatherguys are saying we're getting freezing rain, sleet and 3+ inches of snow starting tomorrow afternoon and moving into mid day Saturday. The pups are 3 hours away and their current home is in the line of fire for this storm, so.... Temps haven't been above freezing for a week... well, today it's up to a balmy 32... so if it happens tomorrow, it will be here until Monday. When it's supposed to be 50+ and stay in the 50s (daytimes) all next week. I still have snow from LAST week's big dump. Even my dogs are tired of it!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 24, 2013, 07:26:10 PM
I can imagine everyone is, Sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on January 27, 2013, 03:54:28 PM
A Scottie pinwheel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDa0z0gEvI4

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 27, 2013, 04:01:50 PM
That is SOOOOO CUTE! Fritz!
I can't help but smile! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on January 27, 2013, 04:02:40 PM
 :-*  :-*  :-*

Got it from Charlie!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on January 27, 2013, 04:45:24 PM
:-*  :-*  :-*

Got it from Charlie!



 :)   I wonder if they ever go in the opposite direction?  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on January 27, 2013, 04:47:45 PM
:)   I wonder if they ever go in the opposite direction?  :D

Only south of the equator.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 27, 2013, 04:56:28 PM
LOL!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 28, 2013, 08:38:31 AM
The seven pups survived their initial 2+ hours car ride amazingly well. A couple were a little droolly but none of them up-chucked. And the only problem between putting them in my car and then putting them in the puppy pen in the tv room was one little girl who managed to fall off the deck (3 feet.) Twice. I could NOT believe she had done it a second time just a moment after I picked her up the first time! In the house they were totally interested in the dogs and not the least bit frightened. They sniffed at the new toys... they're really a little young for toys just yet... that's NEXT week... but liked the unstuffed "Crazy Critters" which they played shake-the-life-out-of-them and tug-of-war with. For a few minutes. Then they crashed for several hours. As an experiment, I put out a bowl of the food they've been eating and a bowl of what I feed pupies. Obviously these are high class pupies. They ignored the old stuff (which I've now fed to the big dogs) and devoured the new. No crying at all. They get up and play every couple hours, they eat, then sleep for hours and poop. And poop. AND poop! That's the thing with 6 weeks old pups. They don't care WHERE they are as long as they can eat and sleep. And poop!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 28, 2013, 09:50:39 AM
Every cat should have a dog
The trick is to start young

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/babies.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 28, 2013, 09:51:57 AM
And to use every advantage... like the Vulcat Mind Meld

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/vulcat.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 28, 2013, 09:53:30 AM
The cat must protect its dog from scary things

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/nopeeking.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 28, 2013, 09:54:48 AM
and teach the dog to play nice with others

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/yours.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 11:21:55 AM
Bill and Bob are 15 days old.
Their eyes are almost open (when they're open which is almost never!)
And their ears are open which explains the little puppy barks that started this morning. Early.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pbillbob15days.jpg)

Look how much red Bill already has in his coat. He could end up as blond as Bob is going to be!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 11:24:47 AM
And here are Maggie's seven...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/snowman12813.jpg)


Only see one pup? Seen one, seen 'em all in this litter.
Not only are they all solid black, their coats are all alike
AND they are all in the 6-7 pound range.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 29, 2013, 11:27:06 AM
How do you stand all the cute?

DO Maggie's pups have names yet?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 29, 2013, 11:58:20 AM
I don't name pups.
If I do, it usually means I'm keeping them.
BUT, having said that, there was Esther and Ms Attitude and now Bill and Bob and I never had any plans to keep any of them... with really small litters (1 to 3 pups) and with pups who absolutely identify themselves to you right away, a name just sort of pops out. Usually, they get new names when they move... the exception is Esther.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 31, 2013, 02:07:08 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/catfeet-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on January 31, 2013, 02:22:37 PM
 :D  :D  :D

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 05, 2013, 11:47:38 AM
Lanai’s 'kitty Shangri-La' delights visitors

(http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/17/55/00/4116519/3/628x471.jpg)



Never underestimate the power of a cute furry face — or several hundred of them.

That's one reason to explain the Lāna‘i Animal Rescue Center's status as the No. 1 attraction on the former Pineapple Island, per Tripadvisor.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that only 11 attractions are listed, but those who've been lucky enough to enter the "kitty Shangri-la," as one Tripadvisor reviewer calls it, are also struck by the creativity, commitment and compassion of the largely volunteer staff.

With just deer netting, a few discarded pallets and corrugated sheeting, co-founder Kathy Carroll and crew created an open-air sanctuary on 3.5 acres of land donated by then-owner David Murdock (now Larry Ellison) in fall 2009. Dozens of feral and abandoned cats — the largest number of homeless animals on the island — had already found a comfy, no-kill shelter there when I visited a month after it opened.

Returning last week, I found some 370 felines — a number of whom have been "adopted in place" — now make their home there, with plenty of places to lounge, socialize, play or hide, including an attractive bunkhouse with ladder, loft, benches and Adirondack chairs. "An Alabama woman came out after it had been a little rainy and told me, 'Ah'm gonna have mah architect build you a cathouse,' " Carroll said, with a delighted laugh.



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/hawaii/alohafriday/article/Lanai-s-kitty-Shangri-La-delights-visitors-4240362.php#ixzz2K3HaSsjj
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 06, 2013, 05:40:26 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274352/Tails-Sophie-Sarah-Besotted-couple-post-hilarious-picture-sheepdogs-online-day.html#axzz2JgTRRaCM


Sheepdogs anyone?  :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 07, 2013, 05:14:00 PM
Bill and Bob at 3 weeks.
Bob (the red) will be moving to San Diego in mid-April

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/p3wboth2413b_zps08d76529.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 07, 2013, 08:11:47 PM
So cute!!! I have puppy fever!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 07, 2013, 09:20:35 PM
But do you have any money?
 :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 08, 2013, 10:05:36 AM
Yes I do!  :D   We are looking at a Chihuahua breeder right now, she wants 200 dollars down and 400 when the pups are born.  Sounds reasonable enough, for a good breeder.  I just feel I should go the shelter dog route, we have been to the shelter a few times.  It is pretty heartbreaking. :'( :'(
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 08, 2013, 10:20:39 AM
All of our family pets have been 'rescues' of some kind.

Our first cat (Tina) was a stray we took in.
Next was Cupcake, from a shelter.
Next was Midnight, a kitten whose owner was moving to a building that didn't allow pets.
Now we have Blaze, found as a feral/wild kitten and adopted by us.

I hold nothing against people who go to pet stores or speciality breeders for pets.  People are free to choose how they want to add their families.

I don't plan to have any pets when I get my own place, at least not right away.  I'll most likely be in a small apartment, and with lack space, I wouldn't want to bring a pet into a crowded area.  I would like to have one later on.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 08, 2013, 10:54:50 AM
Our first (and only dog) was from a breeder.   She died a few years ago (at 17 1/2).  When we bought her going to breeders was the thing to do, I didn't know anyone who took in a stray or went to a shelter.   Also years ago you could buy dogs in pet shops, they have all but stopped that here.  I haven't seen a dog for sale in a pet shop in probably 10 years.  I think the problem was they were getting them from puppy mills.  Having said that about 5 years ago I bought my son and  his then girlfriend a kitten from Pet Smart, but the kittens had came from a shelter.  Pet Smart gets them from shelters, they pay for all their needles and that and then they sell them.

Last time we went to the shelter they had about 40 dogs and 150 cats, craziness!!

I am looking for a chihuahua though and they didn't have any.  I filled out an application on line at one about an hour from here, I know they have chihuahuas because I saw them on line, but so far no one has e-mailed me back.


These days everyone seems to be going the shelter dog route, even the stars!   

My son and his girlfriend (a different girlfriend  :D) bought a bulldog from a breeder about a year ago, $1,600.00, sooooo much money!!   And then I had to pay to have her fixed, they couldn't afford it!


Anyway sorry for the ramble, good luck getting your own place Chuck and maybe a new pet!!   :)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 08, 2013, 11:08:13 AM
Six of my thirteen adult dogs are rescues looking for homes. It used to be I'd have dogs come in and then find a home for them within a month or two after I had had time to assess what kind of situation they needed. Now, every one of these has been here over 2 years, several twice that. I've had to let my vet know I can't take in any more. The economy has forced people to give up pets that are healthy and well behaved rather than just the usual problem infested dogs and cats that got dumped at shelters and rescuers. It is a sad situation.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 13, 2013, 10:58:01 PM

Happy Valentine's Day!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/catvalentine.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on February 14, 2013, 09:52:05 AM
How's this for animated body language?  (Scroll down.)

"Adam and Dog"   http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/02/13/oscar_nominees_for_best_animated_short_film_watch_all_five_here.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/02/13/oscar_nominees_for_best_animated_short_film_watch_all_five_here.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 14, 2013, 08:43:55 PM
The video for the above has been removed! :P
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on February 14, 2013, 10:17:01 PM
Oh, dear.  Here's another site where (at the moment) it still plays:

http://gizmodo.com/5983227/watch-this-oscar+nominated-short-adam-and-dog (http://gizmodo.com/5983227/watch-this-oscar+nominated-short-adam-and-dog)

(BTW: somebody at the other site was unhappy because, as usual, Eve was the bad guy.  I agree, but was willing to ignore that for the dog.  Matter of fact, when I was about eleven it struck me that eating of the tree of knowledge should be a good thing, not a bad one.  One of the many things that put me off theology early on...)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 14, 2013, 10:44:08 PM
Thanks so much for finding this, Castro! I loved it.

Here is another short I found delightful!!

"Paperman"

http://youtu.be/aTLySbGoMX0
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 16, 2013, 02:16:06 PM
It's been a while since I've posted any pics of Queen Gertie, but here she is last night holding the sofa down...as usual!  ::)

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_5323_zps9286d842.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on February 16, 2013, 02:17:59 PM
AND THEN>>>>  when I got home from work today, I find THIS!!!!!!   Sheesh, the things she does while I'm away!  ::) ::) ;D

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_5326_zpsaaf34032.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 16, 2013, 02:46:56 PM
I know a lot of people like Gerie... couch and sign!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 16, 2013, 03:24:12 PM
AND THEN>>>>  when I got home from work today, I find THIS!!!!!!   Sheesh, the things she does while I'm away!  ::) ::) ;D

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/gertie_06/IMG_5326_zpsaaf34032.jpg)



Love this Charlie!! The things they get up too! ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 16, 2013, 04:40:51 PM
:D :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 05:50:41 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/labradoodles.jpg)


these three scare me!  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 05:51:29 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/pack2011120.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 05:52:26 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/b05d6d06-5611-4f11-93c4-b32a37e28c46.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 05:53:07 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/dog-looks-like-stuffed-animal.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 05:53:44 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/83605.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 05:56:12 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/3285682174_940b180ea3.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 05:57:42 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/tumblr_lhilhrOV0F1qazmkwo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 05:58:51 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/Lavender-Field.png)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 06:02:18 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/1107-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 06:03:32 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/0804toy_08-04-2005_OQ55II6.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 06:04:24 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/pup.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 06:07:46 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/mamasBabyCowboy.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 19, 2013, 06:37:41 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/labradoodles.jpg)


these three scare me!  :D


NOTHING ever scary about Doodles!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 19, 2013, 07:49:58 PM
They look human like!  :D  I am trying to imagine walking into someone's kitchen and seeing these three staring back at you!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 19, 2013, 09:18:30 PM
I doubt you'd get that far.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 21, 2013, 04:12:18 AM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s480x480/267815_10151327161013581_87706106_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 21, 2013, 08:29:32 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 22, 2013, 11:30:54 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2282793/Wonky-Appeal-launched-new-owner-abandoned-puppy-left-disabled.html

OMG look at this poor little puppy!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 23, 2013, 04:19:31 PM
Maggie's seven, doing what they do best.
8 weeks

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/magpups8weekssleep_zps32eab6a0.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 23, 2013, 04:23:41 PM
What cuties, Sherry!
Talk about all alike!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 23, 2013, 04:25:11 PM
And the 3 males at 10 weeks

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/mag3boys10w_zps33ecf18c.jpg)

In the 3-1/2 weeks they've been with me, they have more than doubled their weight.
The largest is now over 16 pounds (versus 7.)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 23, 2013, 04:29:03 PM
And the two baby boys, now 5 weeks.
Bob and Bill, weighing in at 5.5 and 4.75 pounds

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pbillbob5wk_zps5127be5b.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 23, 2013, 06:14:24 PM
awwww.....they look great Sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 23, 2013, 08:20:08 PM
The Seven are nice pups. They'll start leaving in another two weeks. Thank goodness. It's really tough not being able to tell one from another without scanning their mirochips!

And Bill and Bob are a kick in the pants. They are very muh like their sister, Esther. LOTS of personality.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on March 01, 2013, 12:57:38 AM
imala who had no puppies with her first lover, a few days ago went to her new lover

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/luxwendy_zps32a25d54.jpg)

and we had 3 perfect matings, so hopefully this time we will get puppies.
will know for sure at the end of march when i go for the ultrasound

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/IMG_9869_zps7558ead9.jpg)

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/IMG_9850_zps7030afb5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 01, 2013, 09:41:40 AM
Absolutely gorgeous!
Fingers crossed, Conny.


I don't care what breed it is, all dogs court exactly the same way. Imala really likes this guy!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on March 01, 2013, 10:43:54 AM
yes sherry she knows him long time and he`s the only male she likes and plays with.  i still had to hold her at the front after some time,cause she keeps on playing hard to get and turining and running away  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on March 01, 2013, 11:27:05 AM
Fingers crossed too!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2013, 10:40:45 AM
And the two baby boys, now 5 weeks.
Bob and Bill, weighing in at 5.5 and 4.75 pounds

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/pbillbob5wk_zps5127be5b.jpg)

I WANT A PUPPY!  

And someone to train it, and housebreak it, and walk it........

I want a grown dog!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 11:31:29 AM
I have a really cute, sweet guy... named Ennis, believe or not... quiet, well mannered, already neutered, gets along with other dogs, a chubby 12 pounds
who has to find a home in the next month or two because of my pending move.
Call me!

And if that won't do, I have Popcorn, Squirt, Cupcake and Lily all in the same situation.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 01:46:45 PM
Ennis
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/ennisfront3213_zps2958e8e8.jpg) This afternoon.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/ennispup_zpsd44c0815.jpg) Ennis as a pup
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 01:49:10 PM
Popcorn
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/popcornfront22313_zps903082ae.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 01:51:05 PM
Squirt
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/squirt1_zpsdb08cead.jpg)
 Malti-Poo
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2013, 01:52:00 PM
I want Ennis...how much, lady?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2013, 01:52:28 PM
Oh, and Squirt.....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 01:53:32 PM
Cupcake
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/cupcakehead_zps99d5fee1.jpg)
purebred Poodle female (large toy/small mini)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 01:56:31 PM
Lily
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/lily1yr_zpsfa1ae929.jpg)
female (neutered) Poodle/Pom cross

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 01:58:50 PM
I want Ennis...how much, lady?

You pay shipping. Seriously. I can't take the rescue dogs with me and since I am the no-kill shelter, you can guess what happens to them if I don't find homes.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2013, 01:59:49 PM
ok.  and Cupcake.  I have room.
 and maybe Lily........
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 02, 2013, 02:08:09 PM
Nancy, are you about to become a "crazy dog lady?"  ;)  ;D

I can't imagine having that many animals, my allergies would kill me!  ;D

I find that if I have one animal (two, max) my body 'adapts' to them, and the allergies seem to fade after a while.  However, more than that, or I'm suddenly exposed to a new animal, and they can get bad again.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 02:14:41 PM
Who you calling crazy?  ::)

Nancy had two... well 12 since JD was on the large side... so adding another little dog will be nothing.

I'm allergic to spitz breeds and try not to take any in. Popcorn is a Pom mix (as is Lily) but they have enough Poodle in them, apparently, to not bother me, even though they both sleep on the bed.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 02, 2013, 02:23:43 PM
Nancy had two... well 12 since JD was on the large side... so adding another little dog will be nothing.

Best line ever!!!  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on March 02, 2013, 02:24:17 PM
oh i so love lilly! i would need to be very strong of i lived closer ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2013, 02:45:38 PM
What's Lily like, personality-wise?  Does she get along w/boys?  Is she a typical pushy bitch?  Buddy's pretty laid back, and likes girl dogs but is getting used to being the only dog..

Why can't I upload pics from photobucket??????/  >:( >:(
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on March 02, 2013, 03:00:09 PM
Ennis - What mix and weight/size-age ?
 
Popcorn - what mix and weight/size-age?

Squirt - Malti-poo - weight/size-age?

Cupcake -love her. - know about what size she is-age?

Lily - poodle/pom - weight/size-age?

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 03:16:07 PM
What's Lily like, personality-wise?  Does she get along w/boys?  Is she a typical pushy bitch?  Buddy's pretty laid back, and likes girl dogs but is getting used to being the only dog..

Why can't I upload pics from photobucket??????/  >:( >:(

Photobucket has moved to their new site. I'm uploading pix via email (the way I always did) but can't get on the site to move them into the albums I want them in. So I get their god-awful new "names" off the return email I get from photobucket saying the pix has uploaded. Don't know what I'll do when I need one of the 1000+ I already have there.

I emailed you about Lily. Anyone who wants additional pix or info can contact me via PM. Happy to oblige!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 02, 2013, 03:32:04 PM
Ennis - What mix and weight/size-age ?
 
Popcorn - what mix and weight/size-age?

Squirt - Malti-poo - weight/size-age?

Cupcake -love her. - know about what size she is-age?

Lily - poodle/pom - weight/size-age?



Ennis is 6 (birthday is in Feb) and I'm guessing Maltese/Poodle. (His hair is more Poodle but not extreme.) He is overweight and having just picked him up to take that picture, about 15 pounds. Ideal weight would probably be 10-12. Neutered.

Popcorn is 6-1/2 (July.) He's a Pom/Poo (Pom mom/Poo dad) and he weighs maybe 7-8 pounds or less without hair!. He's neutered.

Squirt is 7 (Feb) and I'm guessing a Maltese/Poodle. (His hair is more Maltese.) He is around 10 pounds and I haven't neutered him yet.

Cupcake is 6, I think (June,) and is a large toy/small mini. She's a tad hefty, but not bad, probably 13-14 pounds. She was pregnant when she came to me and had 4 of THE most gorgeous Poo/Shih pups ever. I haven't spayed her yet.

Lily is probably 4 and probably a Pom/Poo with the Poo more miniature than toy and the Pom iffy.... She has long legs, but she doesn't weigh much. Maybe 10 pounds. She's spayed. Lily is a stray who had been hanging out in town around Golden Corral for several days. Trying to get away from me, she ran right into my son's arms. I advertised to see if I could find her owner but after living with her a week or so I KNEW no one was going to claim her. She is quite different now, after being here a couple years, but is NOT an easy dog to live with... she's spooky and only wants to be around people on HER terms... and she's an escape artist.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on March 04, 2013, 09:29:39 AM
Makes me wonder if uber-smart dogs are like kids too smart for their classrooms:

http://silverandgoldandthee.net/V/Sk.html (http://silverandgoldandthee.net/V/Sk.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 05, 2013, 10:56:20 AM
Sherry.  How's my dog?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 05, 2013, 02:12:37 PM
She's busy sorting through stuff, trying to decide what to take to Texas.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 05, 2013, 02:18:07 PM
 :D

she'll need shorts and halter tops
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 05, 2013, 03:15:58 PM
Then she's in trouble. Those won;t be available around here for a L O N G  time!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 09, 2013, 07:25:49 AM
Dood, how's CC?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 09, 2013, 09:01:06 AM
Fine.
I emailed and PMs you.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: huntinbuddy on March 12, 2013, 05:40:09 PM
WHY DOGS LIVE LESS THAN HUMANS?  ANSWER OF A 6 YEAR OLD


Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker ‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.  Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said,”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The Six-year-old continued, ”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”


Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you’re not.

If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!

Author : Unknown


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 14, 2013, 11:11:16 AM
Buddy had another seizure this morning...not 30 seconds after it ended, he was out the door and charging up the hill after a squirrel, but still...I wish I could do something for him...apparently it's way harder on me than it is on him...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 14, 2013, 11:26:38 AM
And last night my smallest rescue had a series of seizures that lasted over a half hour. I timed it (them) because even a short one seems to last forever and I knew hers were a lot longer than any dog I've ever had. A half hour later, she was perfectly normal again. BUT this is the second time in two months and I've already had the discussion with my vet... several times... and with having to find homes for them or put dogs down, her situation is now very perilous. We're having a meeting about it next week.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 14, 2013, 09:55:07 PM
I always need kleenex when I watch this, even though it's for kids...mostly...

Amen...bow wow....

GoD And DoG by Wendy J Francisco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H17edn_RZoY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H17edn_RZoY)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 19, 2013, 11:10:30 AM
Glad CC is flying Delta...

United Airlines accidentally sends dog to Ireland instead of Phoenix


A dog that was supposed to be shipped to Phoenix but somehow ended up in Ireland has left United Airlines red-faced and an angry pet owner demanding answers.

It’s been quite a journey for Hendrix, a 6-year-old English springer spaniel named after JImi Hendrix, whose startling itinerary had him zipping from the U.S. to Europe and back in a span of 24 hours.



http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/united-airlines-accidentally-sends-dog-ireland-instead-phoenix-1C8930021#/travel/united-airlines-accidentally-sends-dog-ireland-instead-phoenix-1C8930021 (http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/united-airlines-accidentally-sends-dog-ireland-instead-phoenix-1C8930021#/travel/united-airlines-accidentally-sends-dog-ireland-instead-phoenix-1C8930021)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 19, 2013, 04:03:56 PM
 :)

That happens from time to time but usually not out of the country because of customs. Animals are supposed to clear before being loaded on the plane leaving here and then must clear again in the destination country.

I've had some dogs routed inorrectly... it is one of the main reasons I will ship only one crate per plane, even if it means waiting around at the airport several hours to get a second dog on a seond plane.

By far, the worse experiene I've had was getting an adult STANDARD Poodle girl shipped to me from Memphis to Kingsport. Her owner took her to the airport and shipped her to Knoxville, which is 100 miles away. It wouldn't have been a big deal... except for having the long unexpeted drive to get her... but we were in the middle of a really bad snow storm and it was late at night by the time we figured out why she hadn't arrived in Kingsport and where she was. The woman said she forgot to take my information to the airport with her and remembered my city started with a "K." The dog arrived around noon the next day... 30 hours in transit... in great shape but really glad to get out of her crate!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 23, 2013, 06:20:49 AM
CC got to Austin last night and finally got out of her crate at the airport at 6:30.  She was a little stressed, to say the least, but she's already calming down and getting used to everything...

She came with a full fur coat, since it was in the teens at home yesterday and when she landed in Austin it was 84...so in a couple weeks she'll go for a groom and lose a lot of that coat.  She's fluffy and adorable and already stays with me all the time, sleeping squished up now between me and the sofa arm....

As for Buddy, I think he's being pretty clear....


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 23, 2013, 06:25:43 AM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 23, 2013, 09:24:55 AM
welcome to your home, Cupcake!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 23, 2013, 04:07:05 PM
Cupcake and Nancy sitting in a tree
K - I - S - S - I - N - G
Poor ol' Buddy sitting on the bed
Saying "Whatever!"


Since it is always sunny in Texas, Nancy will never see Cuppers in her full coat.  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 23, 2013, 04:11:38 PM
PETA kills 90 percent of pets at its shelter - Animal rights or hypocrisy?

Stars like Khloe Kardashian and Eva Mendes are happy to strip naked for PETA in an effort to sway people from wearing fur, so why is the animal rights group so eager to kill helpless dogs and cats? That's the question on the minds of many as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again subject to criticism for the shocking number of pets the group kills at their animal shelter.


The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has posted online PETA's annual reporting of what happens to the animals in their care. In 2012, PETA euthanized almost 90 percent of the dogs and cats dropped off to their shelter. Of the 1,819 "companion animals" surrendered by their owners, PETA euthanized 1,675. Only 23 pets were adopted out, and 130 were transferred to other shelters.


PETA is known for its high profile publicity stunts, often involving celebrities. The group that took credit for the cancellation of NBC's "Animal Practice" tells the Daily Mail, "We have a small division that does hands-on work with animals, and most of the animals we take in are society's rejects; aggressive, on death's door, or somehow unadoptable." But it's hard to argue some of these animals were too aggressive to go to good homes when the total number of bite cases listed in Virginia's report equals zero.


The Center for Consumer Freedom, which estimates PETA has euthanized 29,398 pets since opening their shelter in 1998, calls the animal rights group hypocrites. "It seems PETA is more dedicated to publicity stunts than to keeping the animals in its own care alive," says the CCF in a statement. "It's the height of hypocrisy for PETA to demonstrate for the 'rights' of rats and pigs, while killing tens of thousands of pets. It's time that the Commonwealth of Virginia finally reclassifies PETA's pet shelter for what it is -- a slaughterhouse."


Peta claims the CCF is "misrepresenting the situation," but it's hard to spin the numbers that are in bloody black and white on Virginia's web site. Still, PETA claims they're just doing "society's dirty work" by euthanizing. It sounds like a dirty situation, to be sure.


http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2013/03/peta-kills-90-percent-of-pets-at-its-shelter---animal-rights-or-hypocrisy.html


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on March 25, 2013, 12:38:16 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on March 26, 2013, 12:46:40 PM
yes good news: imala is pregnant. we`ve at least seen 4 puppies and maybe some more are hidden!

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/collageluximala_zpsebef458e.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on March 26, 2013, 01:16:26 PM
Great news, Conny!
Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on March 26, 2013, 02:20:03 PM
Geaux Imala and Conny!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on March 26, 2013, 03:56:54 PM
Wonderful news, Conny!!

Can't wait to see new puppy pictures!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 26, 2013, 05:29:31 PM
So happy for you, Conny!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on March 27, 2013, 01:10:59 AM
thanks all, i was so nervous cause of last time,but this mating already went much better and for 3 times.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 27, 2013, 10:58:30 AM
great news!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 28, 2013, 11:41:14 AM
CC in front...she's eating grass, her stomach might be bothering her...



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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 28, 2013, 11:57:08 AM
Dogs eat grass and dirt and feces for the minerals and trace components. Wild carnivores, especially those of the canine type, start consuming their kills with the stomachs and intestines.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 02, 2013, 01:19:37 PM
CC has an appt on Saturday to make sure she doesn't have heartworm, and to get her started on her meds.  Then she'll go for a groom next week before it gets too hot. 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 03, 2013, 10:36:59 AM
I am soon going to be puppy-less , for as much as 6 months.
Bill and Bob are moving next weekend.

Bill, whose new name is Bear, is moving to CT and will be
living right down the street from his two 9 months old cousins.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/pbill32613b_zpsa1f71fdf.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 03, 2013, 10:40:24 AM
Bob, who is staying Bob, is moing to AL to live with two gentlemen who have one of my 2011 pups.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/pbob32613a_zps88f65b4d.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 03, 2013, 11:11:04 AM
what will you do w/o pups around?

We had a thunderstorm last night in the evening and Buddy, who usually cowers and climbs as close to me as he can, ignored it, since Cupcake was sleeping on the couch next to him, and she was ignoring it.  Then at 1:30am there was a tremendous storm and the thunder was this-is-the-end type loud, it even scared me, and he forgot the brave front and hid under my pillow...CC slept on...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 03, 2013, 12:13:51 PM
She has her priorities!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 03, 2013, 06:51:44 PM
Hey Sherry, what's the flea treatment you recommend?  i know there's one you said to stay away from but i can't remember which one.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 03, 2013, 09:33:22 PM
I use Advantage... it's a once a month topical.
Since I live IN the woods, I also use Frontline for ticks, also a once a month topical.
They're different chemicals so there's no conflict. I space them out every 15 days.

The one to avoid is the NEW Frontline which just came out. It has a different name. It has been "improved" to kill fleas (which regular Frontline doesn't do a good... or even acceptible... job with.) However, it comes with the warning that the dog can NOT be allowed around another dog for 48 hours. Sorry, but if it is dangerous for another dog, it is also dangerous for children and ME. My vet is not even carrying it
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 04, 2013, 11:12:24 AM
Peanut Butter, a 10-year-old miniature pony,takes a rest with her owner during one of their walks around downtown Sonoma.

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 04, 2013, 11:18:10 AM
WHAT is a miniature pony?
And if there is such a thing, Peanut Butter ain't it!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 04, 2013, 11:23:07 AM
I guess it's a little pony

Burmoran Mini Pony Stud

(http://www.freewebs.com/burmoran//photos/princess's%20filly%205.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 04, 2013, 12:32:56 PM
Nope, sorry. I can't find anything on miniature  PONIES. Technically, it should be possible to breed a pony breed smaller and smaller to get something miniature, but if somebody's doing it, they're not talking about it.

If you get on the Burmoran website, their "ponies" are registered with MHAA which is the Miniature Horse Association. There is a difference between horses and ponies that goes beyond size. That mare does look more pony to me than horse (her girth for one thing and what looks like a short neck and her coat.) And the foal is definitely on the small side. It's hard to tell how old he is and he's awfully fuzzy for a horse foal. Compare his coat to 6 weeks old 13RA's

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/ra13andojos_zps16802385.jpg)

Proportionally, the colt is a lot smaller than his mom. Horse proportions don't change as they grow up.
(13RA is a thoroughbred and her nurse mama is a Quarter Horse, which is a generally shorter, stockier breed.)

The Bulmoran people are no longer breeding.


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 05, 2013, 04:38:05 PM
"Deep Dish" dog bed


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 06, 2013, 08:31:02 AM
Back from the vet, both dogs are heartworm negative, so $1,000 I can spend on candy instead of giving to the vet.  Buddy got bordatella vaccine so he can go to Dogboy's for daycare - Dogboy's is the best.

There is now a heartworm and flea prevention medication in one, so they start that today or tomorrow, after I give them a bath.  Lots of info on nutrition and supplements as a way to treat Buddy's seizures, I'll check the products online and see if there's any opinions.

http://www.dogboys.com/ (http://www.dogboys.com/)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on April 09, 2013, 07:03:50 AM
imala, 6 weeks pregnant

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/IMG_5258_zps227485fe.jpg)

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 09, 2013, 09:37:03 AM
Is that Imala on top?
More than four pups!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on April 09, 2013, 12:38:39 PM
yep and the one on the right
and i also  think more then 4, she has way more belly then kane had at her first litter and she then had 6.
and she needs 3 more weeks.
i have about 7 or 8 people on the puppylist so i hope for at least 7 and then ofcourse at least one female for me  ;D. 4 would be great and ohters are for males.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on April 09, 2013, 12:44:38 PM
(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/IMG_5405-1_zps4db264c1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 09, 2013, 06:20:04 PM
Fingers crossed for you, Conny!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 09, 2013, 07:00:58 PM
Hey Nancy, my vet asked me the age(s) of the vet(s) in the practice you use. She also said it was highway robbery. FWIW.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 10, 2013, 07:55:35 AM
Yeah, like I needed somebody to tell me that....

As for ages, no clue.  The doctor that was in the room Saturday was maybe early 30s, the one that always saw JD was maybe early 50s....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 10, 2013, 10:26:10 AM
She said she'd bet it was a "younger" practice.
When she and Bill were in vet school, they learned veterinary medicing. Now, much of class time is taken up with office management, investing, advertising, etc. She said the focus is totally different now, removing much of the "medicine" part and concentrating on the "business" part. They always have one young vet in their practice... some last 6 months, a year and probably learn more about animal health care than they did in school. Their last new vet has been there about 18 months and has recently become a partner. She's the first one in 18 years to get that opportunity.
Shop around. There has to be some old guy, a few years from retirement, who has a better idea about his purpose in life!  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 11, 2013, 07:57:22 PM
Before

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/morrobay1990/CC3-24-13_zps367a4735.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 11, 2013, 07:58:49 PM
after

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/morrobay1990/CC4-11-13_zpsfd781af8.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 11, 2013, 08:24:46 PM
SEND
HER
BACK!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on April 12, 2013, 12:35:18 AM
oh i so love them more with fur.
duke here needs to be groomed twice a year as well, but i take as little of as possible and i wait till it gets warmer
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 12, 2013, 06:54:21 AM
SEND
HER
BACK!

Delta, right?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on April 12, 2013, 08:07:01 AM
almost 7 weeks

(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/IMG_5487_zps7e44878d.jpg) (http://s421.photobucket.com/user/mydyami/media/pictures%205/IMG_5487_zps7e44878d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 12, 2013, 09:13:48 AM
Look at that belly!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on April 12, 2013, 11:07:48 AM
i am so curious how many puppies will come  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 12, 2013, 12:13:43 PM
Interesting that she seems to be carrying them pretty far forward, almost under the ribs.

This was my Diamond at 8 weeks with her last litter.
(http://breeders411.com/whofile/di60days.jpg)

And, by the way, she has the CORRECT tail length for a Poodle (of any size) if tails are docked.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 12, 2013, 12:15:57 PM
Not to worry, Nancy. This is Di's daughter, Emy "before"

(http://breeders411.com/ms2file/emy718.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 12, 2013, 12:17:19 PM
And "after"

(http://breeders411.com/ms2file/emy608.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 12, 2013, 03:51:01 PM
not worried...the 10 day forecast has a low of 50 to a high of 92...she and Buddy won't have long coats, or even medium coats, as long as we live in Texas...besides them being hot, every piece of twig and leaf attaches to those curly coats like it's velcro, and then they drop all the debris in every room...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 12, 2013, 04:30:12 PM
Isn't "decorating with leaves and hair" the reason you have dogs in the first place?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on April 13, 2013, 03:59:52 AM
yes imala wears them differently then my other dogs, so thats why i think some of them are hidden behind her ribs  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 13, 2013, 10:10:44 AM
 ;D
I had to read your answer several times because at first I thought you were talking about the leaves!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 16, 2013, 06:23:29 AM
Blaze is heading to the vet today for his check-up and shave-down of his coat.

So by the time I get home, I'm sure I'll find a grumpy, bald cat.  LOL
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 16, 2013, 04:47:34 PM
How did Blaze like his haircut?  Can you get a pic?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 16, 2013, 05:58:03 PM
He was cranky as ever when I picked him up, even hissing at me through the carrier.  LOL

now that he's eaten a bit and wandered around the house, he's getting back to himself.  lol

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v660/BlueWorkBoots/Brokeback%20Mountain%20images/4-16.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 16, 2013, 05:58:30 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 16, 2013, 05:58:56 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 16, 2013, 06:08:56 PM
He still looks pretty cranky!   :D :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 16, 2013, 06:10:44 PM
are you allowed to have a pet in your new place?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 16, 2013, 06:14:13 PM
Yeah, he's still a bit cranky.  :D :D

No, I'm not allowed to have a pet, but since Blaze is the 'family' pet, he wasn't going with me anyway.

I don't want a pet of my own.  I wouldn't want more than one animal, and with me being gone a lot of the time, I don't think it's fair to leave an animal alone all day, and then in the evening  if I go out with friends.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 16, 2013, 06:30:08 PM
That's a good way to think; sometimes I feel guilty leaving my animals all day. 


The door to Cupcakes crate is open and Buddy just went over to drink out of the water cup, I guess because it's special, and Cupcake jumped off the couch and ran over and had to have a drink at the same moment...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 17, 2013, 12:54:59 PM
They're working it out!

Poor Blaze, all that beautiful hair down the drain!


I brought Peri home from the vet yesterday. She was boarding there all week after her surgery since it works better if she (or any dog) doesn't do a lot of vocalizing until the cords have time to scar over. I got to look at her hip x-rays, before we sent them off, and I can hardly wait to hear what OFA thinks. There is a VERY slight remodelling of her right femor head (because of her dislocation when she was running loose for two weeks) but it is still a good hip... angle, depth, everything is great. The left hip is equally good, but has no remodelling. OFA has a problem when left and right are not mirror images so if she doesn't get a number, I know why.

Right now, she's curled up in the chair with me... so I can't sit back... which means I'm going to have a back ache.
Damn dogs!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 20, 2013, 10:14:33 AM
Took CC this morning for her follow up to check on her ears, they're fine.  I'm filling out paperwork to take her to day care, I'm sure it's as extensive as if she were a human kid....and they need to meet her for evaluation...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 20, 2013, 10:49:49 AM
She's not into dogs... if you're thinking of play time and all that. She'd just as soon stay home.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 20, 2013, 10:59:29 AM
Pet food recall by NATURAL Pet Produts
I don't post  most of the ones I am notified about, but I know a lot of you feed these products.

FREMONT, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily expanding its March 29, 2013 recall of dry pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The expanded recall now includes all dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014. Please see the table below for details of affected products.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Sampling conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of Salmonella in additional dry pet food and a cat pet treat. In an abundance of caution, Natura is also recalling product made in the surrounding timeframe. This action affects dry pet foods and treats only; no canned wet food or biscuits are affected by this announcement.

The affected products are sold through veterinary clinics and select pet specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and Costa Rica, as well as online.

Consumers who have purchased these pet foods should discard them. For additional information, consumers may visit www.naturapet.com. For a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).

 
California Natural   All Sizes
All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties
All UPCs   All Lot Codes       
All expiration dates prior to and including MARCH 24, 2014
 
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All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties
All ferret food varieties
All UPCs   All Lot Codes
All expiration dates prior to and including MARCH 24, 2014

Healthwise        All Sizes   
All dry dog and dry cat food and treat varieties
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All expiration dates prior to and including MARCH 24, 2014
 
Innova        All Sizes
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All expiration dates prior to and including MARCH 24, 2014

Karma        All Sizes
All dry dog food varieties
All UPCs  All Lot Codes     
All expiration dates prior to and including MARCH 24, 2014
 
No canned wet food or biscuits are affected by this announcement.


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 20, 2013, 03:12:06 PM
Thanks so much for the notice, Sherry. It'a good to know this stuff.

I have Tootsie on Hill's Prescription Diet W/D now, the one that is low fat, diabetic, gastrointestinal, . It is high in fiber and she likes it a lot. It seems to fill her up better. It is so dense though, I have to add water to it to loosen it up, but she handles it OK. She's back to her fighting weight of 4 lbs now, after having lost some due to an acute bout of colitis. I am just starting her on Trifexis as well.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 20, 2013, 04:28:07 PM
The ONLY success I've ever had with Hill's (Science Diet) has been their prescription canned formulas. They work better than anything else.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 20, 2013, 04:49:48 PM
That's what this is, Sherry and I can only get it from the vet. It has worked wonderfully.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 20, 2013, 07:02:26 PM
I understand.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 20, 2013, 07:51:12 PM
I googled the breeders of the first Rottweiler I ever owned and found Karly, their first champion.....I went to my first benched show at the Cow Palace, Karly won something, I forget what exactly...

I remember her sister Kyra was given back to them by the people who bought her, so we took her.  My husband John was showing our male in conformation and I wanted to be involved so I did obedience with Kyra - and she HATED it!  I remember working her in the street (we lived on a cul-de-sac) and she would literally lie down so she wouldn't have to work.  I entered her at the Cow Palace in obedience and there was a guy from work there that day, he owned and showed Ridgebacks and was in the stands when Kyra and I were called....all was good until off-lead....she wandered over to see the judge, then wandered back to me - I was mortified!  We didn't place....no kidding!

This is her sister - it's not a very clear picture, it's old...

Am CH
Karly von Medeah
Am CD, RO-1331
Karly      

Female Rottweiler  12/27/1975 (deceased)  
Color:  Black  
Markings:  Tan  
Owner:  Keith & Charlotte Twineham  
Breeder:  Charlotte Nunez & Charles Doran  
AKC  WD259124  
OFA Hips  RO-1331   Normal   (31-mos/Sep 26 1978)  
Sire:  Am CH Panamint Seneca Chief  
Dam:  Wunderhund Medeah RO-541-T Excellent  



(http://pawvillage.com/pedigree/dogpics/KDZJE8JN0R_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 20, 2013, 08:25:06 PM
And their Hanna

Am/SKC CH
Obstgartens Hanna von Medeah
CGC, CGC, RO-35025G26F, RO-EL412F26, RO-1498
Hanna     

Female Rottweiler  10/6/1990 (deceased) 
Color:  Black 
Markings:  Mahogany 
Owner:  Keith and Charlotte Twineham 
Breeder:  Jerry and Deanna Warkintin 

(http://pawvillage.com/pedigree/dogpics/7H8O0U3NUM_1.JPG)



American (AKC) Champion
American Rottweiler Club #5 Conformation Bitch - 1994
Award of Merit - Southwestern Rottweiler Club of San Diego Specialty - 1999
from the Veteran Bitch Class
States Kennel Club (SKC) International Champion
States Kennel Club (SKC) Best In Show Winner
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate
***** PRODUCER OF MERIT *****
** Titled Offspring To Date: **
One International (FCI) Champion (pending confirmation)
Three American (AKC) Champions
Two Canadian (CKC) Champions
One Mexican (FCM) Champion
Four American (AKC) Companion Dog Obedience Titles
One Mexican (FCM) Perro Companero Obedience Title
Five American (AKC) 'Herding Tested' Herding Titles
Four American (AKC) 'Pre-Trial Tested' Herding Titles
Two American (AKC) 'Herding Started' Herding Titles
OFA Hips - RO-35025G26F / OFA Elbows - RO-EL412 / CERF Eyes - RO-1498/95-50
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 20, 2013, 09:08:36 PM
I'm putting this up, too.  Shane died before I ever knew him...

Medeah’s Shane De Michaele
Am CD
Shane     

Male Rottweiler  9/21/1977 (deceased) 
Color:  Black 
Markings:  Mahogany 
Owner:  Keith Twineham 
AKC  WD819978 
Sire:  Sampson De Bratiana Am CD 
Dam:  Astella Von Buell RO-781 


Awarded the Dog World Award of Canine Distinction
for achieving his CD title in three straight shows with scores of 195 or greater.

#1 Rottweiler Obedience Dog for 1979 per the Delaney System

American Rottweiler Club - Top Novice Dog - 1979

Winner of the Western Rottweiler Owners - Irene MacKenzie Memorial Obedience Trophy - 1979
as the Highest Scoring Club Member Dog of the Year - Score of 199

Oakland DTC - 5/20/79 - Score: 196 1/2 - First Place
San Mateo DTC - 6/17/79 - Score: 197 - Second Place
Marin County DTC - 6/24/79 - Score: 196 1/2 - Third Place
San Lorenzo DTC - 7/15/79 - Score: 199 - First Place
Monteray Bay DTC - 8/12/79 - Score: 198 - Second Place
Deep Peninsula DTC - 8/26/79 - Score: 196 1/2 - First Place

American (AKC) Companion Dog Obedience Title 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 21, 2013, 10:52:45 AM
Gorgeous dogs! There is something so special about the bond between a dog and handler, totally different than the bond it has with everyone else in its life... more of a partnership, I guess.

I remember the first time I showed my foundation bitch, Shan (CH Shantiaowang Nai Zhi Gou) in obedience. She was probably 7-8 years old and wasn't going to shows with me any more because she was "finished" and I had so many younger dogs to show and limited spae in the car (and limited funds in the pocket!) But she missed it, so I decided to do obedience with her. After a few months training, our debut was at the NW Specialty and the place was packed. We walked into the ring and she got an ovation... back in those days, all the really good dogs were acknowledged by everyone, instead of everyone being so cutthroat like now. Shan wagged her tail with enthusiasm, then settled down for business. And we were doing really good. Until the judge said "left turn" which she executed perfectly while I turned sharply right.... It brought the house down!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 21, 2013, 11:00:59 AM
Great story!  Can't train the trainer!  And how wonderful that she got a standing ovation.  I remember Keith and Charlotte saying the shows were cutthroat at the time, but I'm sure it's MUCH worse today.

On a terribly sad note, as I was looking up more info on the dogs last night, I found that Keith Twineham passed away in 2005.  He was a loud, often obnoxious, guy, but would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.  I remember the first time I went in the show ring with our conformation dog, I was terrified but we needed the points and my husband couldn't do it...Keith said I did great, not words I'd ever heard from him.  We spent many, many happy times with Keith and Charlotte, and they introduced me to the most wonderful breed of dog in the universe. 

So Keith, rest in peace.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 21, 2013, 11:42:39 AM
We were specalties only... just Chinese Shar-Pei... and our people were all supportive. Well, generally supportive. There were always fractions... some people don't take losing very well. ** But we had a great time for the most part and even nasty disagreements were treated with a lot of humor by the people not actually involved.

Our shows were run under AKC rules... why reinvent the wheel... and 95% of our judges were AKC licensed (the other 5% breeders.) Once word got out about show size... often several hundred dogs... and how well run things were, we never had any trouble getting "legit" judges. Which should have been our first clue that we were headed for AKC "recognition" whether we wanted it or not (which most of us were adamently opposed to.)

The first NATIONAL Specialty I went to was in southern California and there were 1200 plus Shar-Pei. One of the judges was British. We started at 8 AM and were still going at midnight. The jerk was counting teeth! Apparently that is important in GB even though it wasn't mentioned then... or now... in the CSP standard. The largest National I ever attended had almost twice that number of dogs. Now, since AKC has the registry, Nationals are lucky if they even get close to 300-400. And run-of-the-mill weekend AKC competitions have problems putting together "majors" in just about every breed.

We had shows at least 3 out of 4 weekends a month all up and down the west coast. Sometimes just two... one Saturday/one Sunday... but usually 3-4 (Friday night, two Saturday, one Sunday.) Once we put on a 9 show "cluster" in Portland OR... one show a day starting on a Saturday and going through the following Sunday... I don't think any other group (AKC or otherwise) ever did that. And almost every show was a two-fer... adult competition for points and a separate "puppy show."

We travelled to shows in groups and stayed in other competitors' homes. Often a family would host a dozen or more individuals... and each of us brought numerous dogs. Over and over again, our judges would comment on how we got along with each other... should have been another clue!


**  I had a t-shirt that said "Winners Bitch" on the front... winners bitch is the single female that takes the points at a show.
On the back it said "But losers bitch more."
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 21, 2013, 04:47:30 PM
The WRO (Western Rottweiler Owners) were very close, too, and supportive of each other.  Keith was secretary for a while, or maybe treasurer...anyway, there was always something going on, picnics, fundraisers, auctions, fun matches for obedience.  Of course we tried to enter the benched shows at the same time to get spaces near each other.  After it was clear that Shadow wasn't going to get enough points for champion because of his size, we didn't get another show dog and just kind of drifted away from the ring...

Great t-shirt!  I've never seen that one...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on April 22, 2013, 12:41:30 AM
I love that t-shirt!
I showed my rottweilers in the 70's and as there weren't many Rottweiler breeders in the area, I went to dog shows with
other breeds.  I went with my redhaired girlfriend and her irish setters, another girlfriend with pekenese, another with shepherds
and so on.  There was no jealousy and we all had a great time.  My first rottweiler bitch didn't like obedience much either but put up
with it for me.  One time I ended up at the end with the leash wrapped around my legs twice and the judge asked me how I had done that.
Turns out that my dog also knew which way to turn better than I did.  My male earned his CD in spite of me.  I loved showing and
put a show championship on all five of them.  A few falls and you end up not nearly as shy as you thought you were! :D

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on April 25, 2013, 04:56:29 AM
and there they are, imala her puppies. we got 10 in total 5 boys and 5 girls. one boy didn`t make it, he was very small,only 170 grams,while the others are between 350 en 450 and was too long on the way,so stimulating his breath didn`t do the trick and he died after about 10 minutes.
the last one, a girl,good weight, had the same breathing problems, but i managed tobring her back to life,after 5 minutes of stimulating and gave her some rescue remedy,she turned pink again and breathing and she`s doing great now.
imala is a perfect mom and doing well too

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under the watchfull eye of grandmother kane

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kane and puppy

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on April 25, 2013, 04:59:27 AM
the last born girl,right after she was alive again

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a very happy mom

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 25, 2013, 09:12:49 AM
Conny! I am so happy for you. You got your girl and a few boys to spare.
Beautiful pidtures. Thanks.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on April 25, 2013, 01:07:34 PM
thanks sherry
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 25, 2013, 05:21:00 PM
(http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp293/mydyami/pictures%205/IMG_7320_zps21dfd660.jpg) (http://s421.photobucket.com/user/mydyami/media/pictures%205/IMG_7320_zps21dfd660.jpg.html)

A Pile of Puppies!!
Wonderful pics Conny!!! I am so happy for you and it looks like Imala is on great and happy mom!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 30, 2013, 10:12:17 AM
Conny, how are Imala and the puppies doing?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 02, 2013, 06:07:56 PM
Took Boon (my Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier stud) in for OFA hip xrays today. And they look... great! I'm so pleased I can barely contain myself. NOT because I thought there might be a problem and not because it would make much difference to me if there WAS. But... I love it that the hips on ALL the dogs in my Whoodle program (knock on wood) have been "good". Except for the two "excellents." (I have two of the three "excellents" my ortho guy has gotten in 30 years.) And ALL those dogs are from "pet" pedigrees... nary a champion in the bunch. I absolutely LOVE pointing that out to all the "show" people and purists.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 02, 2013, 07:02:23 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 03, 2013, 02:09:25 AM
Conny, they're wonderful pups!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on May 04, 2013, 05:53:17 PM
Just catching up after vacation, geaux Imala! And congrats, Conny!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on May 04, 2013, 08:19:52 PM
Lovely puppies, Conny!
Nice split with the sexes.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 05, 2013, 05:25:27 AM
Cat time :)

Alice

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/DSC01904_zps20a4aa65.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 05, 2013, 05:27:07 AM
Sukie - a warm spring day at last...

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sason on May 05, 2013, 05:54:07 AM
Cat time :)

Alice

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/DSC01904_zps20a4aa65.jpg)



Love "choclot spred"!!

Oh yes, the cat is nice too...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sason on May 05, 2013, 05:58:44 AM
Sukie - a warm spring day at last...

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/DSC01912_zps596cd37c.jpg)




This is an absolutely wonderful picture, Sara!

I love the way inside and outside is like a continuum, almost no distinction between them except the cat!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 05, 2013, 11:35:10 AM
Beautiful entry to the great outdoors. Sooo tempting.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on May 06, 2013, 12:37:34 AM
Conny, how are Imala and the puppies doing?

sorry,its been very busy  ;)
imala and pups are doing great, will post an update later this week.
last born girl is doing good too, only she has a bit of a swollen behind  ;) think its from mom cleaning too much after i wormed them, but the others have no trouble at all.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 10, 2013, 12:02:26 AM
This is an absolutely wonderful picture, Sara!

I love the way inside and outside is like a continuum, almost no distinction between them except the cat!

Thanks, Sonja and Doodler. It was a good moment on a beautiful morning, and amazingly when I grabbed the camera she hadn't moved (10 seconds later she came running towards me!).
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 10, 2013, 11:25:10 AM
Yea!
I got Peri's OFA evaluation in the mail today and she got a
GOOD!

Guess the fact that the hips didn't match didn't bother the orthopods after all!

Did Boon's last week, so it will be another two weeks before I hear about that. They looked terrific and were identical. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 10, 2013, 11:29:39 AM
congrats on good hips....

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 10, 2013, 11:56:00 AM
Thanks. Truth is hips aren't much of an issue with the breeds I'm working with. But shit DOES happen. The only one left now is Clooney, my gray girl. She's just turning one so I have another year to go before x-raying. And by then, I'll probably be moved so if I don;t have enough confidence in the new vet, I won't bother with her.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 11, 2013, 08:19:19 AM
Hello DCFers!

Many of you have complained about the changes to Photobucket, that it is more difficult to use now, and the "view all" function is gone.

Well Linda  (KillersMom) discovered a way to use a "view all" function on Photobucket now.

The explanation may seem a bit lengthy, but when you do it, it is really not as bad as it seems.


1.  Open your photobucket account.

2.  Select the "library" you want to view.

3.  When the library opens, at the top left of the pictures you will see "Organize" which is set to "off".  Use your mouse to slide it to "on".

4.  When you slide it to "on", a dark gray bar will appear at the bottom of the screen with the options "delete', 'move', 'tag', 'create a story' and 'link' listed.
 It is at this point that all the images in this album/library are listed and can be scrolled through.

5.  Find the picture that you want, and left click on it once.  A blue outline will appear around the image. 

6.  When the outline is around the image, click 'link' on the dark gray bar.  A window with the links to use will appear.

7.  Left click the image code, and it will be copied, and can be pasted here now.

8.  Click 'done' in the links window, it will disappear, and you can go to the next picture, and start again at #5.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 11, 2013, 11:05:31 AM
Whoa! Thanks for the info. It's gotten so I'd rather post pix to my website and risk using too much bandwidth rather than try to use photobucket.
And now yahoo email is AGAIN making unnecessary changes which are going into effect with no opt out.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 12, 2013, 05:46:27 PM
Congratulations to Doodler (Sherry)  on reaching 13,000+ posts!!!!!




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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 12, 2013, 06:18:26 PM
Thanks... but it's taken me 7 years!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 12, 2013, 07:00:46 PM
Doesn't matter!  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on May 12, 2013, 07:12:17 PM
CONGRATS BBM-13XM, SHERRY!!!!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 12, 2013, 09:06:34 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 11:58:18 AM
Do you know rabbits can scream?

My dogs ran an adult rabbit around the yard a couple days ago. It kept bouncing off the (6' high) chain link fence, unable to find the place where it had gotten into the yard. At one point, it hid inside a concrete block. The dogs gathered around, nosing it, but not trying to pull it out with teeth or paws, just sniffing. If it had stayed there, I might have been able to get their attention and get them back into the house, but after a minute or two, the rabbit took off again. It jumped at the fence again, managing to get its head and shoulders through the links of the fence, then was stuck. Its feet were off the ground so struggling wasn't getting it anywhere and the dogs were getting more and more excited.
That's when it started to scream.
It was just awful.
My dogs finally saw me coming across the yard toward them and figured out I was mad as hell, but they were torn between the rabbit and my threats to kill each and everyone of them if they didn't get their sorry asses back in the house. It took me several minutes to get all five rounded up and headed away, the rabbit broadcasting its distress all over the mountain. Getting the dogs on the deck and then inside the house was like rustling cats, but I won. As soon as the door closed, the rabbit shut up.
I figured I was going to have to go out there and extract it, some way, from the fence and decided to give it some time to calm down first. It took me a while to locate a pair of gloves... don't know if rabbits bite, but a few years ago I learned possum are not locked into the rule that says they have to "play possum" when threatened, so I followed my usual "better safe than sorry" modus operandi. I checked on the rabbit's position several times, but by the time I found the gloves, it had managed to back itself out of the fence and was sitting in a heap directly below where it had been trapped. Still inside the yard.
Sooo, I decided to put on clean clothes and make a run into town for breakfast. When I came out of the house, the rabbit had moved along the fence line about 20 feet and was huddled in a corner.
When I got back from town, it was gone. And I haven't seen any rabbits in the yard since.

I will NEVER forget that scream.
Someone should bottle it for use in horror flicks.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on May 13, 2013, 03:32:07 PM
Had friends that camped at a trailer park that was overrun with rabbits and they said that the screams
made by the rabbits when an owl took one, were terrible.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 04:44:59 PM
I'd never heard it before. But we do have a lot of bob-cats in the area and they have a very unique scream when they are in season, tryng to attract mates. Sounds like the woods is infected with ghouls!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 13, 2013, 04:45:55 PM
At least I think it's the bob-cats.
Maybe the woods ARE infected with ghouls!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 14, 2013, 11:53:03 AM
Dogs are weird.  For the past month, Buddy has been acting really strange, he wouldn't sleep on the bed but started sleeping under it, he would hardly come up on the couch, but was sleeping under a chair...I thought he was pissed 'cause CC is here.

Sunday I moved back into the master bedroom, i had been sleeping in the guest room because I didn't like the new bed I bought........so I switched the beds, and he's been sleeping on the bed ever since.  He's even sitting next to me on the couch, and coming up for pets and bringing his toy.

Over the weekend I bought another crate, more a soft-sided carrier, which I noticed too  late didn't have a place to hold a water dish, so he just had to be careful...but it's pretty big, he stayed in it yesterday.  They're both being crated (CC always was, since she can climb over the baby gate) because I'm tired of cleaning up dog pee in the bathroom everyday when I get home from work.  Then this morning CC went in her crate and Buddy followed her in and curled up in the bed.  I'll have to work out bedding arrangements when I get home, so if they are going to stay in there all day, she has a bed, too.

But dogs are weird...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on May 18, 2013, 01:49:07 PM
Was at the Vet's yesterday to pickup some special food for the cat, when an absolutely beautiful yellow lab bitch
was led out to her family.  She had a cone on and a shaved and stiched up side with a drain tube hanging out.
The family is from the next town over and a cougar had jumped into their yard and attacked both of the familys dogs.
It killed one and started to eat it right in front of the family's small children.  A terrible tragedy for all of them.
I must say though, that even with all her war wounds, the bitch was lovely, very calm when she got
 to her family and walked our not pulling on the leash.  She had a nice head, proper size and solid on her legs.
Unfortunatly we have cougar stories in this area often and when we start seeing missing cat photos posted, we know
one is in the area.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 18, 2013, 06:58:50 PM
Cougars are so reclusive it's unusual for them to willingly be around people. How awful for the family.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 18, 2013, 07:02:22 PM
We just had a mountain lion end up in a steep culvert in Santa Cruz on Thursday. It had to be tranquilized and then was caught and checked over and released back high up in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 18, 2013, 07:07:09 PM
We have black bear all over the place and they occasionally wander on over to the city limits and cause panic. My vet, who lives even further into the sticks than I do, has a whole family of bears who camp out in her yard and are often on her porch. She feeds all kinds of animals out at her place and they all seem to get along with each other. In my area, we don't have cats bigger than the bob-cats, which are a fair size and could definitely handle a dog as big as a Cocker.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 18, 2013, 07:27:27 PM
When I lived in Texas, we had a Manx cat who mixed it up with a bobcat, and the Manx actually survived. We did have to take the Manx to the vet for a 4 inch spread of claw marks on his butt, though.

Here we have possums and skunks, but that is because the house is a block away from the foot of San Bruno Mountain that is too steep to have houses on it, so it is just open land that goes straight up.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 18, 2013, 08:14:04 PM
That's prime real estate here in Tennessee!

I had a friend who lived in AZ and bought 30 acres with a house and barn here for right at $100,000 sight unseen and was thrilled.
Until they moved in and saw they had about 5 acres of pasture with another 5 of hilly woods and the rest....
And often the flat turned into a lake in a heavy rain.
My road is washed out today after the rain. But you have to give up something for everything you get and, for me, the privacy is worth it. Another month-6 weeks, my deer will bring the babies by for me to take a gander at. Can hardly wait!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 18, 2013, 08:15:48 PM
Yes I miss the deer we had in Texas.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 19, 2013, 11:02:56 AM
It is SO hard to get a decent, much less good, shot of a black dog, I just have to post this.

(http://breeders411.com/ciscosfile/deweyschneiderman51913.jpg)

This is 18 months old Dewey who lives in Georgia. He has a Wheaten Terrier mom and an APRICOT standard Poodle dad
(7 of the 10 pups are black.) Dewey has the build of I don't know what... incredible depth of chest (he's neutered and
has never been used for breeding... which deepens an animal's chest) and his thighs and ass look like they belong on
Apollo Ono! He's in his customary short coat... you can see by the hair on his tail that he also has a tremendous coat.
His mom says he is starting to get some silvering through his black.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 22, 2013, 07:27:54 PM
This is the Big Apple's prize Whoodle, Montana, and her new friend, a Maltese who just moved into the building.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/photo24_zps077f7f68.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 25, 2013, 04:20:46 PM
Crockett (my Chinese Crested) started acting like he was sick yesterday... I first noticed it around noon. He was very... unhappy... and moved like he was wrapped in dynamite and about to blow up. He was shivering, but since it was a little coolish, I put a sweater on him and didn't think, too much, that he might be in pain. It got a little worse as the day progressed and I decided if he was still sick in the morning, I'd take him to the vet as a walk-in, which on a weekday means a 2-4 hour wait and on a Saturday means getting there at the crack of dawn and probably not seeing a vet until their 1 PM Saturday closing time, after all the appointments have been taken care of. During the night, Crock woke me a couple times with the SOUNDS of explosive diarrhea, but once I turned the light on and went exploring, I couldn't find anything. At 7 this morning, after more sounds,  he was moving around a little better, but still looked depressed and wouldn't jump up on the bed... this is a dog that is as agile as any cat. I got dressed and Crockett and I headed to the doctor.To my surprise, they weren't overwhelmingly busy... on a holiday weekend, no less... and we saw Jane around 9:30. By that time, he was more relaxed and was actually walking around, doing a little exploring. He didn't have an elevated temp and his belly wasn't sore, both of which I already knew. Jane did a fecal and some blood tests. And told me... she saw a few hookworms. So he got a shot to settle his tummy and a doze of drontal for the worms and I got a bill for $125 and we went back home. Even though the heartworm prevention I use is supposed to prevent infestation by other worms, I still use Panacur twice a year... June/December 1st. And today's experience is why.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 25, 2013, 08:22:39 PM
Geez, I hate when things like this happen, it makes you wish they could talk to tell you what's wrong.

I remember not long after we got Blaze, he went through a bout of explosive diarrhea.  We gave him oral meds and he was fine for a few days, and then it would come back.  Poor kitty would just be relaxing, and then stand up to run, but it was too late, poop everywhere, and he'd go into hiding thinking we were going to punish him.  He wasn't spraying anywhere, and he was using the box when he peed.

After almost three weeks of messes and tests at the vets that came back negative for any issues, it just disappeared.  This happened around February of 2009, and hasn't happened since.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 27, 2013, 09:57:20 AM
Crockett started feeling better about an hour after his shot and by ightfall was totally back to normal except for the pooping business which is still yucky. At least it doesn't SOUND like he's blowing it up any more!   ::) 

With all the dogs I usually have around, you'd think one of them would always have a problem, but they don't. I seldom have to go to the vet without an appointment. Saturday morning everyone in the office was in the "OMG, Sherry, what's going on?!" mode. At least they take it seriously over there when I show p unannounced!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 27, 2013, 11:11:29 AM
Glad to hear Crockett is better; they can't just reach for the Pepto when they feel sick...

CC isn't limping anymore, so I don't know what that was all about.  She never looked like she felt bad or was in pain, never stopped going outside and running around like a crazy person.  She and Buddy have a mutual ignoring relationship, but he still looks over his shoulder every time they go out, to make sure she's following him.  And they seem to stay together when they're out, although sometimes CC comes back and lays on the patio while he still patrols the fenceline, in case someone walks by that he needs to bark at....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 27, 2013, 11:49:52 AM
Cupcake and Buddy seem to have a normal relationship. As the female, she is the leader and has the final say about everything. I'm not sure there is any animal that doesn't understand that.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 04, 2013, 11:40:50 AM
She had another summer shave...want to see a pic, or is it too traumatizing?  ;D

 She likes it, and doesn't pant as much as she does when she has that heavy coat...it even felt oppressive to pet her....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 04, 2013, 03:14:00 PM
It's never traumatizing (for me... the dogs sometimes have a really problem with losing all their hair, espcially the first time or two.) My dogs get shaved with a 10 blade, all over except ears and even those are scissored down to the leather around the edges. I sometimes get them back with small topknots which is fine. I hate balls on their tails and insist on plumes if the groomer has an inclination to leave hair on that appendage.

I've got five furry ones who need to go in next week (as soon as my social security gets here.) Thank goodness, they're all small... but I'm down to just two large anyway. Just to make you grind your teeth, the bill for the five will TOTAL $125.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 04, 2013, 05:39:10 PM
As I recall, when you saw the first haircut I gave her, you demanded that I send her back....that's being traumatized...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 04, 2013, 06:38:39 PM
That was trying to be funny.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 04, 2013, 07:54:53 PM
didn't come across.  you're gonna have to come up with the internatiinal symbol/emoticon for sarcarsm
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 05, 2013, 08:37:59 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 05, 2013, 06:43:51 PM
you could try this.....


(http://musicdfw.com/images/smilies/animated_smilies/sarcasm.gif)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 07, 2013, 05:20:14 PM
ok, dog experts...is this the real thing or some kind of audio-shop?  It's a shih-tzu (I think) screaming like a human, not in pain, it's just the way he barks.  But who could live with that?  Is it normal for a shih-tzu to bark like that?

It's been around for a few weeks, but I just heard it today...if you launch this turn down your speakers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2cJkCjLInQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2cJkCjLInQ)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 07, 2013, 06:25:19 PM
I heard it somewhere as well... one of the "entertainment" or late night shows, maybe. And no, it's not normal. Shih Tzu bark the same as other dogs.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 07, 2013, 06:26:37 PM
you could try this.....


(http://musicdfw.com/images/smilies/animated_smilies/sarcasm.gif)


Could you get that added to the smleys we use? It would sure come in handy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 07, 2013, 09:24:21 PM
How about the cat that barks like a dog, and when it realizes it's being filmed, it starts meowing?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdwoaFFLEMM
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on June 08, 2013, 09:04:42 AM
Clever cat!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 09, 2013, 01:12:26 PM
For the last few weeks, I've had a situation here that I've never dealt with before. Shadow, my 12 year old standard Poodle (who is my best bud,) has not wanted to go outside starting late afternoons/early evenings. Any time before that, he is his usual eager, bouncy, almost puppy self. He is blind in his right eye, but has no problem getting around, playing fetch, keeping the yard safe from pesky rabbits, etc. When Shad first started refusing to go out, I would put a collar on him, lead him to the door and shove him out on the deck. But after several days of that, I realized it wasn't a passing quirk and adjusted HIS schedule so he can go out around 5 or 5:30 and then not have to for the rest of the day and night. Now, I seldom get up before 10:30/11 or later in the morning (I don't go to bed until around 4 or 5 and since I live alone, I can do whatever I want.) That means, Shadow has to go... or NOT go... for at least 17 hours. Which he has done without fail. Since I'm up and down every hour or two during my "sleeping" period, I am aware of any dog that is stressed or moving around between lights out and when I get up to stay. I've never figured out how everyone knows the exact time I do get up to stay, but nobody ever lifts a head to look in my direction until then. Including Shadow who sleeps sprawled on his side between my bed and the fan, usually with his belly toward the blowing air. I've had quite a few older dogs, including one or two with vision impairments, but have never experienced this before. I know people who suffer with Alzheimer's often have problems that start in the evening and wonder if, like Shadow, they KNOW it and become... I don't know, reclusive? self protective? He's fine IN the house. He's just not willing to go outside.

Anyone been through this or have any ideas?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2013, 02:52:01 PM
Nothing exactly like this, Sherry, and this is probably no help for your situation with Shadow, but since Tootsie has started getting cloudy lenses in her eyes, she dislikes going outside at a certain time. I know it is summer and light later, but her hesitancy seems to be connected to the clock and not the light. Not sure why that is. All the other times she will go out on her own, navigate the steps, (up and down) and explore the yard. I have to go out with her after a certain time of the day.

Also in the past, when something has happened in the yard to scare her, she is hesitant about going outside. When Killer died, she did not want to go out either, but she has gotten past both these issues.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 09, 2013, 03:00:01 PM
I haven't had an experience like that, either.  When they don't want to go out, there's always something else going on, they're not happy inside or outside...sorry, I hope he gives you more clues...

Linda, I'm glad Tootsie has gotten over Killer not being there.  Would you consider getting another dog? 

When I got Cupcake from Sherry, I honestly think it was too soon for me after JD died...it's taking me a long time to get over that...even with all of JD's problems I still miss her a lot, and wonder if I did the right thing. 

But Cupcakes is one of the family now, the routine is all settled and everyone's happy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 09, 2013, 03:05:05 PM
I would like to get an older dog for me and Tootsie, Nancy, but I am in the process of being forced to move again and until I get settled again, I have to wait.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 09, 2013, 06:51:37 PM
Nothing exactly like this, Sherry, and this is probably no help for your situation with Shadow, but since Tootsie has started getting cloudy lenses in her eyes, she dislikes going outside at a certain time. I know it is summer and light later, but her hesitancy seems to be connected to the clock and not the light. Not sure why that is. All the other times she will go out on her own, navigate the steps, (up and down) and explore the yard. I have to go out with her after a certain time of the day.

Also in the past, when something has happened in the yard to scare her, she is hesitant about going outside. When Killer died, she did not want to go out either, but she has gotten past both these issues.

You're right. It is a clock thing rather than a light thing.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 11, 2013, 11:09:16 AM
Well, Cupcake is a happy girl.  When she first got here I was mixing her dry food with a spoon of canned food...we tried that for a while, but she always ate around the dry food, and left a circle of kiddble on the floor around her dish...so now she just gets canned.  In addition to tasting better, she said it's easier on her teeth....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 11, 2013, 11:13:48 AM
Since you know your way around the computer, I suggest you do some research into canned vs dry dog foods.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 11, 2013, 11:18:33 AM
I suspect it would be similar to a comparison of junk food vs fruits, veggies & lean meat for people....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 11, 2013, 12:09:52 PM
Close.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 14, 2013, 02:13:34 PM
Sherry, how's Shadow doing?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 14, 2013, 04:31:17 PM
He's the same. I have managed to move his clock a little so I can TAKE him out at 6 and leave him in the yard by himself for a half hour or so. Then he comes in and camps out in the t room with me until 7:30 or 8. He seems perfectly happy, is sleeping and eating good and is always ready to romp in the late morning when he goes out again. Old age ain;t all it's cracked up to be, even for dogs!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 21, 2013, 08:24:15 AM
So Sherry, what happened to Cupcake that makes her afraid of men?  The plumber was here yesterday and the electrician is here today and she barks and cowers when she sees them....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 21, 2013, 11:24:30 AM
No clue. She was an adult when I got her and had no problem with my son who is 6'6 and weighs about 300 or with the guys who do my yard work (who are all much smaller.) She barks at every stranger, regardless of gender or age, that comes on/near the property, even those she sees on a regular basis.

Always trust your dog.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 26, 2013, 05:59:53 PM
The drought is not over, but relief is in sight.
All 5 of the intact females here are in season (well, one is just starting to interest the boys.)
And one... the youngest, my gray F1, Clooney... is already breeding.
Yea! Maybe pups in 9 weeks!

I'm also going to breed Emy, the one who is not quite in yet.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 10, 2013, 12:36:34 PM
Poor Popcorn!

Poppy is the little blue Pom/Poo rescue guy (who's looking for a home...) who lives here and who follows me around all day long and sleeps in the bed with me (and a number of other dogs) at night. His one annoying habit is escaping from the yard. He's little... maybe 6-7 pounds... and his ton of hair flattens down so well he can get through most holes/gaps the other dogs don't even look at. For the life of me I can't find the spot he's been using to escape for over a year. When he goes outside, I have to stand and watch him and call him back in as soon as he's done his business. If I close the door and check on him... even just a minute or two later... he's gone. He doesn't go anywhere, just runs around the fence making all the other dogs bark. He KNOWS he's not supposed to be outside the fence. If I stand in the door and watch him in the yard, he runs with everybody else, following the girls and marking every place they stop. AND he keeps looking back at me to see if I'm still in the door!

So the other day, I called him back in and returned to the computer room. He made a swift trip through the house to make sure it was all still there, then came in with me. The problem is I had changed. I was working on the computer and had put on a pair of dark sunglasses. I've been having a problem with headaches I thought might be caused by the glare off the computer screen and was trying the sunglasses to see if it helped. Popcorn walked up to my chair, then jumped onto the arm of it. He made himself comfortable, then looked up at me. I was looking right at him. And I almost busted a gut laughing at his reaction to my glasses. Anyone who thinks dogs don't have expressive faces has never looked in one's eyes. Poor Popcorn was so startled he couldn't even move enough to fall over the arm of the chair! Just thinking about the look on his faces makes me giggle like a little girl. No matter how many times I took the glasses off and let him see my eyes, then put them back on, he continued to think some monster with huge black eyes had eaten  me.

The sunglasses are going back. They didn't help at all.
Except for the laugh.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 11, 2013, 11:05:59 AM
Poor little guy, that's funny that he didn't recognize you!  

Cupcake is starting to put on a little weight since eating canned food and getting treats.  But this morning she turned her up nose at canned chicken in gravy, so went in the crate with no breakfast.  I put it back in the can and she'll get it for dinner tonight, it might look a little better by then.

she does get a lot of exercise, especially on the weekend.  She and Buddy go out every hour or so to patrol the fence and chase the squirrels...I went out to see what they were doing last Saturday and they were both laying in the sun near the fence, but 30' away from each other, and each facing a different direction so they could see who's coming either way and sound the alarm...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 11, 2013, 11:10:13 AM
Cuppers is a chunk to start with. I wouldn't say she was fat but she could easily get that way, especially now that she's spayed.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 11, 2013, 11:18:24 AM
I think I'm going to start feeding dry at night and canned in the morning so she doesn't put on weight.  Buddy is as skinny as the day I brought him home; holding him in the Humane Society room I felt his hip bones and thought he was starving, but no, he's just skinny.  And he's kind of a picky eater, frequently skipping breakfast or dinner.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 11, 2013, 11:45:04 AM
Naturally thin dogs... like naturally thin people... tend to be healthier. Or so they say.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 11, 2013, 11:55:24 AM
Naturally thin dogs... like naturally thin people... tend to be healthier. Or so they say.

I thought that was a myth...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 11, 2013, 04:36:28 PM
Tootsie has never been a big eater. I used to worry that sometimes she skipped a day when eating, but the vet said she would eat when she is hungry. She always drinks water though. When we rescued her, (at about a year the vet said, she is 10 now) she weighed 3 lbs. But she had been abused. Now she varies between 4 and 4 1/2 lbs.
Since I have had to move and am in a apartment complex, (had to pay $500 deposit for her... jeez!) we get a pretty good amount of exercise, and she eats up the attention people give her.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 12, 2013, 05:29:03 PM
It seems like forever, but my girls have cycled... except for one... and I have bred my youngest, Clooney, to Boon.
You may remember, Clooney was black when she arrived, but her hair at the skin was silver and she has turned a beautiful silver grey all over as she's matured. She gets her name from the other most beautiful silver haired thing I've ever seen, George.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooney7213a_zpse3415961.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 12, 2013, 05:34:10 PM
And this is Boon at almost 3.
For a very young stud, he is incredibly patient and charming with the girls.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/boon7213_zpsec78d8e4.jpg)

Ultrasound scheduled for the 24th. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 12, 2013, 06:11:00 PM
Good luck Sherry!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 12, 2013, 09:10:21 PM
Hoping for lots of healthy babies, Sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 12, 2013, 09:27:14 PM
Her first litter, so 5-6 will suit me fine.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 13, 2013, 05:45:56 PM
And this is Boon at almost 3.
For a very young stud, he is incredibly patient and charming with the girls.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/boon7213_zpsec78d8e4.jpg)

Ultrasound scheduled for the 24th. Fingers crossed!

I love that sit...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 20, 2013, 09:01:01 PM


I always hear people talking about how animals don't feel emotions or love.  Then I see a video like this.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC5DXGIC8s8
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on July 20, 2013, 09:36:14 PM
Wonderful!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 30, 2013, 09:44:43 PM
Clooney got rave reviews yesterday at the vet's when I dropped her off for her ultrasound. The waiting room was packed and she turned on the charm. Which is pretty odd since she lives out in the country and never sees people. But her tail started wagging as soon as we got in the door and she was very social. I lost track of the number of "beautiful"s and was pleased that she got two "gorgeous"es. Oh, and the ultrasound showed she is definitely pregnant. Babies in about 3-1/2 weeks.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 30, 2013, 10:02:38 PM
Sounds good, Sherry and all the best for healthy babies.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 31, 2013, 02:47:40 AM
great news Sherry!   Looking forward to pictures.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 31, 2013, 11:13:38 AM
Thanks for letting us know - I'm looking forward to lots of baby pics, I know that's one of your favorite things to do... :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marz on July 31, 2013, 06:06:25 PM
Bob says hello (well woof anyway) she was 11 in January, times gone so fast, we've had her 3 years this month and I couldn't imagine life without her, I will be putting some new pics on Facebook ASAP
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on July 31, 2013, 06:13:59 PM
post them here too.  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marz on July 31, 2013, 06:17:04 PM
I will do  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 02, 2013, 09:42:28 PM
I have a Whoodle that HUNTS as in is field trained to point, flush and retrieve birds. And she is just 6-1/2 months old.
When her people first wrote me about getting a puppy, their initial paragraph contained the facts that they are bird hunters and use their dogs. It tickled me to death because that was during the gun control argument discussion in hot topics and the man of the family is a sitting judge and his wife a professional something-or-other and they were not shy about their fondness for guns and hunting. As soon as the puppy was old enougn, they sent her to a professional trainer who "starts" all their dogs. She's been with him a few weeks and they are picking her up this week. This is the note they just got from him:

I think I found a reason not to hunt a Whoodle. She hunts nice, is not gun shy and will fetch birds. She has her own style of point. We call it stop and wiggle. See you Tuesday that only gives me 4 days to clean her up. How do you feel about a bald dog? LOL

He included a photo of her, coat matted and full of burrs.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 07, 2013, 10:05:41 PM
Such a funny video!

Killer used to act like this after a bath!!

http://youtu.be/CjVwALJ7TFk
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 08, 2013, 03:27:17 AM
lol
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 08, 2013, 05:36:36 PM
That video has me laughing every time!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 15, 2013, 11:25:14 AM
Protor and Gamble Pet Food Recall

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble is recalling some of its dry food for dogs and cats due to possible salmonella contamination.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Procter & Gamble Co. said that the recalled products include certain Eukanuba foods for both puppies and adult dogs, and some Iams puppy and adult dog foods and kitten and adult cat foods. The products were made during a 10-day window at a single manufacturing site.

For a list of the specific types of food recalled, visit www.eukanuba.com or www.iams.com.

If their food is contaminated, salmonella can affect not only the pets that consume the tainted products, but also the owners who handle the tainted kibble.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 19, 2013, 11:07:22 AM
I'm an unfit mother....I let the dogs out last night before bed, and just laid down for a minute to watch some of the Giants/Colts game...woke up this morning when I heard barking, looked out and Buddy was running the fence line with his black Lab girlfriend from next door  - they were out all night!  

No worse for wear, they came in and had breakfast and I had to comb some vegetation out of their velcro coats...Buddy was starting to fell asleep 2 minutes after I finished his comb-out...tired pups.  But they didn't make a peep all night, no barking at all...and I must say, it was a delight to have the bed to myself and not be woken up every 38 minutes by someone jumping up on or down from the bed...

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 24, 2013, 04:51:53 PM
Sherry, are they puppies yet?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 24, 2013, 04:53:23 PM
Yes, they're puppies. They just haven't been whelped yet.
And I normally don't provide that info individually since I update my blog every morning.... :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 24, 2013, 05:20:45 PM
ok, just read the blog from July on and bookmarked it so I don't ask any more annoying questions  ;D...

Grayson has the biggest eyes I have ever seen!  He's adorable, as you know.

And I liked seeing the picture of Esther and the other guys...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 25, 2013, 09:02:50 PM
We've got puppies in the flesh!
And Clooney definitely has the absolute perfect name. She is an incredible, super individual who can leap tall buildings in a single bound and look stunningly beautiful doing it. She is the best first timer I've ever had. I am so impressed with everything she has done throughout this pregnancy and most especially, this evening as she whelped these babies like she'd done it a hundred times before. Calm, cool, collected, she stayed in one spot, opened and removed each sack by herself, cut the cord and dried the pup all the time keeping the others at her belly, not moving around enough to dislodge them from her nipples. She is amazing.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooaug2513a_zpsae84f33a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 25, 2013, 09:07:43 PM
All the pups look black when they arrive and they start lightening up to red as they dry. By the time they go to their new homes, just before Thanksgiving, they'll be a shade of wheaten. You can see in the photos how much the color changes in a matter of hours.

Also, in the pix, there are five pups... one male and four females. Since I have TWO males sold, Clooney heard me say I needed another boy. So, an hour after I  taook  these pictures, she produced a sixth pup. Guess what sex it is!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooaug2513b_zps6e668b03.jpg)

Photos of the ENTIRE litter tomorrow.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 26, 2013, 02:45:05 AM
Congrats Sherry!  Glad to hear they're all doing well!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 26, 2013, 04:24:29 PM
LOL!

Kitty got caught!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bolmLPhMuoo
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 26, 2013, 06:27:52 PM
Congratulations on the pups, Sherry.
It is wonderful that Clooney is so wonderful a mom, and accommodating on the count! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 26, 2013, 07:33:29 PM
You bet!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 02, 2013, 12:01:50 PM
One week old!
A boy on each end, girls in the middle

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/cloolit9213a_zps3ab6ece5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 02, 2013, 05:12:37 PM
awwwww
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 02, 2013, 07:13:00 PM
I love their colors, Sherry. Will their older coats be the same color, or will they change considerably?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 02, 2013, 07:34:16 PM
They are all going to be some shade of wheaten. The darker ones (who have a lot of red in their coats) will probably have a darker "lace" overlay which is basically the sable gene or each hair two colored.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 03, 2013, 11:58:02 AM
Cupcake goes for another shave and shampoo tomorrow...it looks like she's going up on the hill where the sticky weeds are, even more than Buddy...but he'll be going in pretty soon, too. 

She had a little "accident" last week...the plumber was at the house so I put her in the bedroom with a baby gate and 3 pee pads, Buddy was out with me...it was only for about an hour but she didn't use the pads (which she had used last week, and the new ones were in the same spot), she peed by the door...maybe her annoying cute little way of saying "how come HE'S allowed out?"
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 03, 2013, 12:13:00 PM
Playing favorites always has its repercussions.  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 05, 2013, 06:36:02 AM
CC had her haircut and pedi last night and looks MUCH better, and I think feels better, too.  It's so hot here, and she and Buddy do a lot of running around outside..I'm glad she got out of that hot coat.  And all the burrs/stickers are gone!  I try to comb them out, but can't get all of them because it  hurts her..so she cleans her legs and paws and feet herself, I'm sure swallowing hair and those damn weed things, which makes it...uh...she gets a little clogged up....so haircuts are very beneficial...Buddy goes Sunday morning 8am.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 05, 2013, 06:57:47 AM
I know that when we groom Blaze, he acts differently.  He seems to like being short haired, now if he'd only like to get groomed.  LOL
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 05, 2013, 10:53:23 AM
Does Buddy act like he doesn't know her when he sees Cupcake the first time after she gets groomed?
ALL my dogs act like I'm bringing a strange monster through the door when one of them gets shaved down.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 05, 2013, 10:57:18 AM
I didn't notice that...he was glad I was home, he just ran around with his rope toy in his mouth...they tend to ignore each other inside, and pay a little more attention (though not much) when they're out together...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 05, 2013, 11:01:26 AM
She's a people dog. She didn't have any pals here either.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 05, 2013, 07:46:21 PM
Tootsie got groomed today (read that shaved down).

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/001-3.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/001-3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 05, 2013, 07:46:51 PM
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/003-2.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/003-2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 05, 2013, 07:52:08 PM
awwwww
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 05, 2013, 07:55:48 PM
She's a bitty little girl!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 05, 2013, 08:32:59 PM
What a cutie!
Have you seen the Biewer Terrier (pronounced beaver?) They are parti-colored (spotted) Yorkies. Not a mix, just a color variation that has been developed as a separate breed.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 05, 2013, 08:36:38 PM
Thanks Sherry! I think I have seen one in the Castro in San Francisco. I was wondering what it was.

Tootsie takes full advantage of her cuteness when we are out walking, especially the men. (Rick rescued her and was his dog, so she luuuuves
men! :D)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 05, 2013, 08:43:46 PM
I'm a sucker for parti-colored dogs.
And I love it when a naturally occuring "fault" in a breed becomes a desired characteristic.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 05, 2013, 08:49:29 PM
I was going to ask you how that happened originally, but you  said. I love the colors. (I googled and went and looked at pics)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 06, 2013, 05:48:20 AM
She's adorable, Linda.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 06, 2013, 07:09:07 PM
Thanks Nancy!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 07, 2013, 08:13:18 PM
Cupcake "saw" her first Animal Planet show tonight, "Too Cute", with Standard Poodle, basset hound and bull terrier puppies.  As soon as she heard the puppies crying, she howled and stared at the TV.  She's got her ears up, waiting for more sounds...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 07, 2013, 08:27:26 PM
haahaahaaa!

I love that.  there were times I'd play cat/kitten videos on YouTube, and watch Blaze look around the basement for the kittens.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 07, 2013, 08:39:10 PM
My dogs usually pay more attention to animal sounds on tv than in the house. Except with THIS litter, the pups are so quiet, any time they squeek, every dog in the house answers them and wants me to do something about it. Well, every dog in the house except their mom. For the first couple days she paid a lot of attention to their noises... maybe trying to learn the language since it's her first litter... but now she ignores them.

A couple weeks ago, Nature (on PBS) had a story on Radioactive Wolves in Russia and they found and inspected three different litters of wolf pups. Of course, the babies sounded off when they felt human hands for the first (and second) time. My dogs were highly excited by the pups' distress and it took a while for them to settle down after the show was over. Good thing I live out in the country!

On the other hand, when the bobcats (and I'm talking biggish wild animals) are in season and wailing like banshees... the most god-awful cries in the world... the dogs don't even look up. Every hair on my neck stands up at full attention and I get shivers up my spine.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 09, 2013, 07:54:23 PM
And they are two weeks old.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/cloolit9913_zps81532663.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 09, 2013, 07:56:35 PM
Well, it seems that mom and dad may not need to take Blaze to the vet anymore for grooming.

Mom decided to "introduce"  Blaze to the hair clippers.  She held them out, he sniffed it, rubbed up against it.  She turned it on, he still brushed against it, she put treats in his bowl, while he ate she clipped him.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 10, 2013, 01:26:19 AM
Photo? :D

Tootsie is so little!

Lovely assortment, Sherry.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 10, 2013, 01:29:49 AM
Alice was in such a hurry for her dash of milk at breakfast that I ended up pouring it on her ear.

The cats are a great support at the moment. Well, when they feel like it, anyway....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 10, 2013, 09:46:27 AM
Chuck -- good luck with that! Maybe it is the car trip Blaze dislikes rather than the grooming.

Cally -- yeah, it's a nice assortment NOW, but they're all going to look pretty much alike in a few months. Their colors change so much!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 10, 2013, 09:54:37 AM
Chuck -- good luck with that! Maybe it is the car trip Blaze dislikes rather than the grooming.

I'm going to say 'no' to that, only because I've see the way he growls and hisses at the vet.

:D :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 10, 2013, 11:05:32 AM
Doesn't that involve a car ride? Haven't you said Blaze gets tracked down and put in a crate for these trips? And then he gets where he's going and some stranger wants to put his hands on him?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 10, 2013, 11:12:54 AM
CC and  Buddy both hate getting groomed...Buddy especially hates getting his toenails cut.  They look so pathetic when I leave them.....like I'm never coming back and they'll be all alone and don't I love them any more?  I don't know how women can stand to leave their kids at day care every day, if they cry....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 10, 2013, 12:05:44 PM
Kids... and your dogs... stop crying as soon as you're out of sight.
When I go out the front door, every dog in the house starts howling. Usually I haven't even shut the car door before it's over.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2013, 01:05:10 PM
Photo? :D

Tootsie is so little!

Lovely assortment, Sherry.

Yes she is, Sara. She does very well for a 4 lb dog. Takes advantage of her little cuteness. :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2013, 01:08:42 PM
Tootsie loves going for rides and does well at the groomer and vet. No separation anxiety for her at either place.
I am lucky she is so calm happy considering the abuse she suffered before Rick rescued her.
She knows no strangers which can have it's drawbacks. I have to keep a very close eye on her.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2013, 01:09:07 PM
And they are two weeks old.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/cloolit9913_zps81532663.jpg)

Cuter every day, Sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 10, 2013, 03:54:04 PM
Some of my dogs like to go and will try to beat me out the door and to the car. Others put themselves in their crates as soon as I pick up the car keys... if I want them to go, I have to hog-tie and drag them.
Much like people!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 10, 2013, 04:00:13 PM
Yeah that sounds familiar, Sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2013, 04:34:48 AM
Kids... and your dogs... stop crying as soon as you're out of sight.
When I go out the front door, every dog in the house starts howling. Usually I haven't even shut the car door before it's over.


I can't speak for dogs, but my mom used to watch kids from our home years ago.....with new kids, the tears would start as soon as they were dropped off, and the parents felt horrible.  Within 3 minutes, they had stopped crying and were playing with the other kids there.

Blaze appears not to like being left alone for too long, which is not "stereotypical" for cats, who are always described as loners.   If he gets left alone for some time, as soon as someone gets home, he goes running to them and starts brushing against them and purring.  He'll even let you pick him up at that point.  LOL
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 11, 2013, 08:34:18 AM
That's cat speak for "Damn, glad I heard you coming before you caught me...." (fill in the blank)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 11, 2013, 09:25:38 AM
That's cat speak for "Damn, glad I heard you coming before you caught me...." (fill in the blank)

LOL.....so true!

Reminds me of the video I posted a while ago.



Kitty got caught!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a8ZfHrY-AU
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on September 11, 2013, 03:20:35 PM
That's one of the very few cat videos that I ever posted to my wall on FB. It's hilarious, the expression on the cat's face when it got caught!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 16, 2013, 04:32:55 PM
Three weeks
Mom and pups doing well

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/cloopups91613d_zpsb6f260ff.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 16, 2013, 04:40:32 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/cloodrkguygal91613_zps9fd12f19.jpg)
These pups are growing up fast. This weekend I moved them (and Clooney) into the puppy pen in my bedroom. I expected the usual whining and crying when babies find themselves in a new environment. But not these guys. In keeping with their established "so quiet you don't know we're here" history, they were there two full days before my dogs realized THIS MORNING that they were no longer in their second tier crate but now on the floor at eye and nose level.
They can see and hear and walk and talk, but are still mostly eating and sleeping!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 16, 2013, 04:50:51 PM
Lookin' good, Sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 16, 2013, 07:45:54 PM
Cutie cuties, Sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 18, 2013, 10:55:04 AM
As Sherry says, ALWAYS trust your dog.....

Parents conduct interviews, phone references, do background checks and even install hidden cameras (aka nanny cams) in their homes to make sure a trustworthy babysitter is watching their children. But maybe all of this is unnecessary and parents only need a dog to keep an eye on things.

A family in Charleston, S.C., learned about their abusive nanny from their pooch.

Benjamin and Hope Jordan did a background check before they hired the babysitter for their 7-month-old son, Finn, last year. They found no red flags and hired 22-year-old Alexis Khan, who seemed to be an attentive and loving sitter in her first five months at work. But the Jordans were concerned when their dog, Killian, started acting strangely toward Khan.

“…we started to notice that our dog was very defensive of our son when she would come in the door,” Mr. Jordan told WCSC TV’s Live 5. “He was very aggressive towards her and a few times we actually had to physically restrain our dog from going towards her.”

The parents were concerned and suspicious and decided to put an iPhone under the couch to record what was happening while they were at work.

“It started with cussing,” Mr. Jordan said. “Then you hear slap noises and his crying changes from a distress cry to a pain cry. I just wanted to reach through the audio tape, go back in time and just grab him up.

“To know that five months I had handed my child to a monster, not knowing what was going on in my house for that day…”

The Jordans called the police and Khan was taken into custody. Last Monday, she pleaded guilty for assault and battery in Charleston County Circuit Court. Khan will spend one to three years in prison and will be placed on a child abuse registry.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 18, 2013, 09:06:55 PM
Animals are always great judges of people, and can be very protective of children.

I'll never forget the time our pet rabbit attacked the neighbor, thinking she was a threat to the kids in the backyard.


I've often wondered about this video as well.  I've seen it on YouTube as well as on TV.  Apparently, a child was being watched by a nanny, and a toy is thrown, breaking a glass.  The child begins to cry, which alerts the family cat, which promptly begins to attack the nanny, and attempt to keep it from the child.  It seemed like such an extreme reaction by the cat, and I wondered if perhaps the nanny had mistreated the pets and perhaps the child before.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKT3yopL5gk
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 23, 2013, 05:27:36 PM
Four weeks

(http://breeders411.com/blogfile/cloopupsnurse92313.jpg)

The three reddish pups are al bigger than the three blackish pups and one of the
red females is the largest in the litter...today! as all that will change many times over the next few weeks.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 24, 2013, 06:01:03 PM
Too much fun!!!

Funny Siberian Husky playing in leaves

http://youtu.be/7xEX-48RHCY
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 24, 2013, 06:13:45 PM
Saw that on utube today. Really cute.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 24, 2013, 06:43:39 PM
I love how dogs play. We used to call that 'running fits', when they tuck that tail and just run headlong! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on September 24, 2013, 06:53:04 PM
Orangy would do that too when he was younger, run around like wild then return to the same spot, staying still but with a sparkle in his eye waiting for the next move!  :D

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 24, 2013, 06:54:42 PM
Yeah, ours did the same, Fritz!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 24, 2013, 09:10:06 PM
Zoomies
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 24, 2013, 10:38:22 PM
OH! Cool! I like that too!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 25, 2013, 03:39:33 AM
Zoomies

:D :D :D


The cat has done that a few times too.



(http://cdn.followpics.com/show/151363237448193521_ti9KCUbn_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 28, 2013, 03:50:00 PM
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/1236881_589295574463685_647511757_n.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/1236881_589295574463685_647511757_n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on September 28, 2013, 05:00:02 PM
Awww! And  :D  :D  :D

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 28, 2013, 05:10:34 PM
Isn't that just too cute??
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 08, 2013, 11:18:34 AM
Six weeks old and microchipped for identification purposes so I can take
individual photos which the families will use to pick the pup they want.

Have I mentioned how MUCH I hate taking pix of pups when they are old enough to move around...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooblurry10713a_zps37d3f8a5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 08, 2013, 11:19:51 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooblurry10713b_zpsa4ddbcf7.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 08, 2013, 03:40:47 PM
hahahahaa
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 13, 2013, 08:53:01 PM
Saw Blaze today when I went to Mom & Dad's place.   He's still the same, but he did come up to me and rub against me and purr when I came in.  ;D

My first thought was "Oh, he's begging for food, or pretending to like me."  :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 13, 2013, 09:20:42 PM
;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on October 14, 2013, 11:18:20 AM
Dog Songs is a just-published collection of poems that Mary Oliver has written over the years.  Most concern individual dogs, but this particular one was quoted yesterday by Andrew Sullivan, for obvious reasons if you happen to follow his blog:

“How It Is With Us, And How It Is With Them”

    We become religious,
    then we turn from it,
    then we are in need and maybe we turn back.
    We turn to making money,
    then we turn to the moral life,
    then we think about making money again.
    We meet wonderful people, but lose them
    in our busyness.
    We’re, as the saying goes, all over the place.
    Steadfastness, it seems,
    is more about dogs than about us.
    One of the reasons we love them so much. 
                    - Mary Oliver

On Amazon, another piece is included in the book's preview - one that echoes, a bit, Galsworthy's poem about the ghostly return of his own beloved dog.

           
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on October 15, 2013, 06:39:43 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/cos_chia_800_zps43ddd6d6.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 15, 2013, 06:45:34 PM
That's too funny!!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 16, 2013, 04:18:38 AM
that's actually a pretty good Halloween costume for him, providing he doesn't try to eat it.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 16, 2013, 07:19:24 AM
That's too funny!!! :D

It IS! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on October 16, 2013, 02:11:55 PM
yea my son's dog would totally eat that costume if we put her in that!  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 16, 2013, 04:01:50 PM
LOL! I thought so too, Chuck!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 16, 2013, 04:20:11 PM
Ummmmm......why is the dog pooping green sprouts?


:D :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 16, 2013, 04:39:49 PM
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 18, 2013, 08:44:39 PM
At nearly 8 weeks, the pups are getting use to this picture taking business...
this black male pup has learned "sit still, look interested, get down."

(http://breeders411.com/clooaug13/clooblkm101713a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 18, 2013, 08:47:51 PM
And then there's this little girl with the typical "whatever..." attitude
of beautiful young ladies everywhere


(http://breeders411.com/clooaug13/clooblurab101713a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 18, 2013, 09:22:58 PM
Your description of their faces and what they are thinking is just perfect, Sherry!
They are so cute!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 18, 2013, 09:43:58 PM
yes, they are!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 28, 2013, 08:31:05 PM
Hiya pet lovers!

Just a reminder that this Wednesday is (depending on where you are) "Mischief Night" or "Devils' Night", a night where kids and teens (and perhaps young 'adults') go out and pull pranks.

Of course, there are those who take it too far and cause damage and vandalize, and unfortunately, animals are a target.  If you have a pet, keep it indoors to prevent it from being stolen or hurt in any way.  Black cats are a particular target.

I will never forget going outside on Halloween morning and seeing "Tina", a neighborhood cat that would never stay with anyone, but frequented our home, covered in kerosene.  I don't know who did that to her, but it was my hope that she bit and clawed the hell out of them when she escaped.

She trusted my family, so we were able to box her up and get her to a vet, where they cleaned her, and treated her for all the kerosene she ingested trying to clean herself off.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on October 29, 2013, 12:08:22 PM
Has anyone else been following, on Andrew Sullivan's blog, the discussion of owners upon the loss of a beloved pet?  He and his partner recently had to put down their fifteen-year-old beagle mix, Dusty (for Dusty Springfield), and he seems to have been unprepared for the level of his grief.  A gay, Catholic, conservative, he's constantly examining and sometimes revising his own interpretation of what these identifies mean.  I don't always agree with him, but figure he's earned my respect.  I was reminded of all this because there was talk today about the disposition of ashes.  (There's also an old video clip of a car-full of park tourists being approached by bears - yes, that kind of bears.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 29, 2013, 04:28:15 PM
I Am Your Dog

I am your dog, and I have a little something I’d like to whisper in your ear. I know that you humans lead busy lives. Some have to work, some have children to raise. It always seems like you are running here and running there, often much too fast, often never noticing the truly grand things in life. Look down at me now, while you sit there at your computer. See the way my dark brown eyes look at yours? They are slightly cloudy now. That comes with age. The gray hairs are beginning to ring my soft muzzle. You smile at me; I see love in your eyes. What do you see in mine? Do you see a spirit? A soul inside, who loves you as no other could in the world? A spirit that would forgive all trespasses of prior wrong doing for just a simple moment of your time?

That is all I ask. To slow down, if even for a few minutes, to be with me. So many times you have been saddened by the words you read on that screen, of others of my kind, passing. Sometimes we die young and oh so quickly, sometimes so suddenly it wrenches your heart out of your throat. Sometimes, we age so slowly before your eyes that you may not even seem to know until the very end, when we look at you with grizzled muzzles and cataract clouded eyes. Still the love is always there, even when we must take that long sleep, to run free in a distant land. I may not be here tomorrow; I may not be here next week. Someday you will shed the water from your eyes, that humans have when deep grief fills their souls, and you will be angry at yourself that you did not have just “one more day” with me.

Because I love you so, your sorrow touches my spirit and grieves me. We have NOW, together. So come, sit down here next to me on the floor, and look deep into my eyes. What do you see? If you look hard and deep enough we will talk, you and I, heart to heart. Come to me not as “alpha” or as “trainer” or even “Mom or Dad”. Come to me as a living soul and stroke my fur and let us look deep into one another’s eyes and talk. I may tell you something about the fun of chasing a tennis ball, or I may tell you something profound about myself, or even life in general. You decided to have me in your life because you wanted a soul to share such things with. Someone very different from you, and here I am.

I am a dog, but I am alive. I feel emotion, I feel physical senses, and I can revel in the differences of our spirits and souls. I do not think of you as a “dog on two feet” ? I know what you are and who you are. You are human, in all your quirkiness, and I love you still.

Now, come sit with me, on the floor. Enter my world, and let time slow down if only for 15 minutes. Look deep into my eyes, and whisper into my ears. Speak with your heart, with your joy, and I will know your true self. We may not have tomorrow, but we do have today, and life is oh so very short. So please . . . come sit with me now and let us share these precious moments we have together.

Love on behalf of canines everywhere,

Your Dog
(Author Unknown)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on October 30, 2013, 05:39:31 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1390684_10151956157159588_1745888126_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 30, 2013, 05:40:08 PM
OMG!   Michonne and her zombie "pets" from Walking Dead!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on October 30, 2013, 10:10:08 PM
Linda, I may copy your post and add it to a page on my website although, to be honest, I think people already get the feeling that I prefer my pups to most humans.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 30, 2013, 11:25:21 PM
Linda, I may copy your post and add it to a page on my website although, to be honest, I think people already get the feeling that I prefer my pups to most humans.

I think you should, Sherry. It is a great statement to think about for all dog owners.
And I do prefer my pups to most humans!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 31, 2013, 01:37:21 AM
Very cute human avatar though. :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 02, 2013, 02:38:10 PM
Thanks! That's Gray, my great grandson. Since he lives over 6 hours away, it's easy to appreciate him!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 02, 2013, 02:40:27 PM
Decision time! Really tough when you're just 10 weeks old...

(http://breeders411.com/blogfile/clootoydecision.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on November 04, 2013, 10:23:30 AM
I've just found this photo of my lovely Erik the Red, the cat before last.... He measured 1 meter (39 inches) from toe to toe.

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/001_zpsccc9cc69.jpg)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 04, 2013, 10:47:57 AM
Wow! Gorgeous big cat!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on November 04, 2013, 10:52:49 AM
He was! And very affectionate in a pushy sort of way :D.

He died aged 8 a few hours after a spinal thrombosis, about 5 years ago now. He was a great character.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: AshesOnBrokeback on November 04, 2013, 02:08:37 PM
I've just found this photo of my lovely Erik the Red, the cat before last.... He measured 1 meter (39 inches) from toe to toe.

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/001_zpsccc9cc69.jpg)



Cutie of a cat,, :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on November 09, 2013, 03:59:37 PM
I've just "acquired".....a mackerel tabby kitten. How the hell did that happen(?)......I'm a dog person !! :o
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 09, 2013, 04:05:58 PM
Well congratulations, Sue, and good luck!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on November 09, 2013, 04:25:28 PM
I'm naming him "Jack"......."Jack the cat ". He keeps diving on things that he wants !! Sounds familiar  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 09, 2013, 04:27:08 PM
Love the name, and cats are like that a lot!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 09, 2013, 04:35:15 PM
lmao!

Is he an 'outdoor stray' that adopted you, or did you get him some other way?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on November 09, 2013, 05:05:22 PM
No.....he's not a stray. One of my sons friends cat had 6 kittens and she was having trouble finding "moms" for them....so my name was put forward !! But I emphasised I would only take ONE !!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 09, 2013, 06:18:07 PM
Awwww, I'm assuming Jack will be an indoor cat. Have you ever had one before?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on November 09, 2013, 06:41:32 PM
                                                                ^^^^

Years ago. As I said I'm more of a dog person. The last dog I had was a Great Dane. It broke my heart when he died. That was a good ten years ago. Vowed not to have another animal. You get to fond of them. I know.....I'm a coward !! Now this little ball of fluff is worming his way in to my life and heart.  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 09, 2013, 06:51:47 PM
awwww.....

We've had a number of cats in my house growing up, two were 'strays' that adopted us, but wouldn't come into our house.  the rest we got from shelters or people who couldn't keep them, and we kept them inside.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 09, 2013, 07:34:11 PM
Well, I think Jack needs an Ennis.
Or at the very least, a Lureen... if you don't want two Toms, that is
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 12, 2013, 11:21:14 AM
My granddaughter, who has been out of the Navy for almost a year, finally got her PTSD trained service dog. Lila is a 2 year old spayed Lab/Shepherd mix. She moved into the house last week and knew immediately who she belonged to. While she is friendly with everyone, she is never more than a couple feet from my granddaughter and keeps her attention on her. The pair will start advanced training after Thanksgiving. I'm still waiting for pix.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 12, 2013, 09:21:19 PM
Fantastic to hear, Sherry!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on November 14, 2013, 10:47:05 AM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/21.jpg)


Just stumbled across this in my photobucket.   My favourite George Michael and a furry friend.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on November 14, 2013, 10:49:55 AM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/chihuahua20picture.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on November 14, 2013, 10:52:23 AM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/donh1.jpg)


Don Johnson and a furry friend!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 15, 2013, 06:56:30 PM
Congratulations to Doodler (Sherry)  on reaching 14,000+ posts!!!!!




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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on November 15, 2013, 08:43:23 PM
CONGRATS BBM-14XM, SHERRY!!!!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 15, 2013, 08:59:49 PM
14001
but who's counting?
 ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on November 17, 2013, 02:44:33 PM
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/JUSTICE_FOR_BREEZY_Dog_kicked_and_beaten_with_a_shovel_and_rake_and_tossed_in_a_dumpster_in_Ottawa_Ontario_Canada/?pv=2



Want to sign a petition??
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 18, 2013, 10:49:47 AM
Blind Dog and His Brother Need a Home

Brothers Jeffrey and Jermaine have a special relationship. The 8-month-old Labrador Retriever and Pit Bull mixed breed dogs were found on the streets of Philadelphia last month, and are still in search of a new home together.

Jeffrey is blind, and Jermaine is always by his side to help him. "Jeffrey really does try to maintain contact with Jermaine, especially when he's in an unfamiliar environment," said Ray Little of Operation Ava, a rescue group that took the pair in.

[ See Also: 18 Best Breeds for New Dog Owners ]

"It's amazing how they try to maintain contact with each other." After sharing this picture of the duo snuggling while they sleep, the shelter was inundated with phone calls and emails from all over asking about adopting them. Little says it would be best for potential adopters to come to the shelter to meet the dogs, and they'll consider those with complete applications.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/rescuedogspa_zpsf5a7362a.jpg)


http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/blind-dog-brother-home-143700874.html
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 30, 2013, 05:07:53 PM
You all may remember Esther, the only survivor in Peri and Sparky's first litter a couple years ago.
Her mom sent me this Happy Holidays photo
(subtitled "I'm SO glad Thanksgiving is over and all those people are gone")

(http://breeders411.com/blogfile/perispesther112913.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 30, 2013, 05:41:42 PM
Great picture, Sherry.

She is such a cutie!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on November 30, 2013, 06:24:12 PM
Update on "Jack"...the kitten !! Even though I wear jeans.....his razor sharp claws have drawn blood in several places as he climbs up to sit on my lap. My hands and arms look like I have had a wrestling match with a cougar or something similar !! He races around the living room and kitchen at a rate of knots ....and dives on anything that casts a shadow !!Gone is the nervous wary kitten that we first bought home and who hid under a chest of drawers for nearly three days.
Jack is now well and truly *home* !!  :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 30, 2013, 06:46:44 PM
Good news to hear, Sue!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 30, 2013, 10:04:59 PM
Great picture, Sherry.

She is such a cutie!!

Yeah, everybody takes great pictures but me.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on November 30, 2013, 10:08:32 PM
Update on "Jack"...the kitten !! Even though I wear jeans.....his razor sharp claws have drawn blood in several places as he climbs up to sit on my lap. My hands and arms look like I have had a wrestling match with a cougar or something similar !! He races around the living room and kitchen at a rate of knots ....and dives on anything that casts a shadow !!Gone is the nervous wary kitten that we first bought home and who hid under a chest of drawers for nearly three days.
Jack is now well and truly *home* !!  :D :D

Good for you and Jack! Maybe you should clip his claws. One of the worse animal related injuries I ever had was from a kitten who jumped up on the couch where I was lying down and scratched my eye. You have no idea how painful... and expensive... that was. If Jack isn't spending time outside unsupervised, dull claws won't hurt him a bit and may save you.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 30, 2013, 10:40:38 PM
aw, she's cute!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 01, 2013, 12:28:14 AM
She looks so much like Cotton, the one I lost.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on December 02, 2013, 06:46:10 PM
http://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/article/0,,20761872,00.html

Paul Walker and his love of animals, nice article.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 03, 2013, 03:10:31 PM
One page back, I posted a pix of Esther, from Peri and Sparky's first litter.
A couple months ago, I posted pix of Bob, Esther's full brother from P and S's second litter, who made the cover of Hottest Hounds of Birmingham.
Today I got an email saying Bob (now Bear,) Bill's littermate, is Dog of the Month November 2013 and there was this photo

(http://breeders411.com/perijan13/perispbearnov13.jpg)

And yes, I'm repeating the breeding again. Soon.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 03, 2013, 03:13:52 PM
I found a story on yahoo about a dog in Romania that had been maimed. The photos are horrific. If you would like to read the story, I've set up a page

http://breeders411.com/maimed.html

BE WARNED  The photos are awful.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on December 06, 2013, 06:24:11 PM
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s548/Judee_Borden/facebook%20photos/winter%20scenes/facebook_856491586jpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on December 06, 2013, 06:31:20 PM
(http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p731/jvaderxx/2nd%20album/3rd%20album/IMG_37570859517395_zps7b7ae14b.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on December 06, 2013, 06:37:29 PM
(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/2Orange/Nov%2013/insp3/tumblr_m81euxW3gp1rusg24o1_500_large_zps9e04d94a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on December 07, 2013, 09:00:53 AM
(http://i1305.photobucket.com/albums/s548/Judee_Borden/facebook%20photos/winter%20scenes/facebook_856491586jpg.jpg)

This one reminds me of Orangy a little bit.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 07, 2013, 02:49:00 PM
This one reminds me of Orangy a little bit.



I was thinking the same thing, Fritz!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on December 07, 2013, 04:04:12 PM
(http://i1330.photobucket.com/albums/w567/2Orange/Nov%2013/insp3/tumblr_m81euxW3gp1rusg24o1_500_large_zps9e04d94a.jpg)

Adorable !
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on December 07, 2013, 04:06:23 PM
One page back, I posted a pix of Esther, from Peri and Sparky's first litter.
A couple months ago, I posted pix of Bob, Esther's full brother from P and S's second litter, who made the cover of Hottest Hounds of Birmingham.
Today I got an email saying Bob (now Bear,) Bill's littermate, is Dog of the Month November 2013 and there was this photo

(http://breeders411.com/perijan13/perispbearnov13.jpg)

And yes, I'm repeating the breeding again. Soon.

Congrats doodler. What a beautiful dog. Something special
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on December 07, 2013, 04:09:09 PM
I found a story on yahoo about a dog in Romania that had been maimed. The photos are horrific. If you would like to read the story, I've set up a page

http://breeders411.com/maimed.html

BE WARNED  The photos are awful.

I'm not ashamed to say ....I cried.  :'(
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 07, 2013, 06:26:57 PM
Thanks. Bear is a doll. And typical for a Whoodle.

And in regards to the Romanian dog, I can't get her out of my mind.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 09, 2013, 04:46:04 PM
This is Why Deer Shouldn't Go Ice Skating

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/Mobile%20Uploads/deeronice_zps5dd58160.jpg)


Three deer were recently saved from a freezing cold fate after being trapped in the middle of the frozen Albert Lea Lake in Minnesota. A lakeside resident saw the poor animals stuck on the ice and shared a photo of them on Facebook to help get the word out about their situation.

James Kenison and his father Doug Kenison, owners of MedCity Hovercraft, a hovercraft tour and training company, knew they had the means to help the animals before it was too late.

The two took their hovercraft vehicles out on the frozen lake to reach the deer. The animals couldn't stand or walk because it was too slippery, so they tied ropes to their legs and pulled them to land. After a few minutes readjusting on the shore, the deer sprinted back into the forest - and will hopefully think twice the next time they attempt to ice skate.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on December 09, 2013, 07:08:10 PM
Awwwww! Torvill and Dean  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 09, 2013, 08:20:47 PM
 :D
Wow! How long ago was THAT?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on December 10, 2013, 04:15:35 PM
 :D :D

I was a babe in arms  !!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on December 12, 2013, 02:53:41 PM
(http://img2-1.timeinc.net/people/i/2013/news/131223/alex-brown-600.jpg)



Shari Duval Pairs Dogs with Veterans Suffering From PTSD


http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20765159,00.html
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 12, 2013, 10:13:09 PM
I'm still waiting for a photo of my granddaughter's PTSD trained service dog, but in the meantime
I just got this picture of her son (my great grandson) and the old Schnauzer who was NOT pleased
when he moved in...

(http://breeders411.com/grayfile/grayprincess.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 13, 2013, 05:47:16 AM
awwww, cute!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 17, 2013, 02:12:13 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/others/snowmancat_zpsd59387fa.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 17, 2013, 07:58:50 PM
^^^^ Love it!!! ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on December 19, 2013, 11:31:14 AM
GOOD News and Bad

Emy had her ultrasound this morning.

(http://breeders411.com/emyjan14/emyultrasound121913.jpg)

And the results show the two little ones pictured. Since she usually has at least six (and had 11 once) and the pups that showed up to have their first photos taken are VERY small, it is possible there are more. It has been a year and a half since she was pregnant and she is probably taking things slowly. (I can hope, right?)

By the way, by very small, I mean the pups' current size is about that of the circumference of lead in a pencil.


And then the bad...
last week my mini Poodle stud, Sparky, the father of Esther, Bob and Bill (Bear) and lots of other, equally nice pups, had to be neutered. He developed a rectal hernia and since they are testosterone fueled, fixing it would have been futile if he wasn't sterilized at the same time. Bill, my surgical vet, made a special effort to get him into surgery immediately because he and Jane, my regular vet, were going on vacation at the end of the week and they were both booked into overtime. And when Bill got in there, he found the muscles which support the colon were in shreds, taking a LONG time to piece together, AND there was an inguinal hernia as well. Which he also repaired. And Jane suggested a teeth cleaning since Sparky was already sound asleep.... So now I'm short a Poodle stud although I have a healthy, happy Poodle guy who is doing great. He's on a soft (canned) diet with fiber added for a couple weeks and loving it.
On, and the cost of all this... under $500. Do I have good vets or what?!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 19, 2013, 12:38:41 PM
congrats for Emy!  Sorry to hear about what happened with Sparky, but glad he's doing well.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on December 19, 2013, 12:45:06 PM
Yes, you have EXCELLENT vets.
Lucky you.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 01, 2014, 04:05:33 PM
Wanted to get some pictures of Emy since she's 6 weeks pregnant and sparkling.
Made the mistake of having the rest of the family outside at the same time.
This is Emy (on left) with her younger sister, Peri, and mama, Diamond, in front.

(http://breeders411.com/ms4file/emyperidisit10114.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on January 01, 2014, 05:56:57 PM
Loved reading about your dogs doodler. Hope Sparky is doing well.

Well .....I am about to give up the battle of Jack......versus the Christmas tree !!!
He has toppled the angel off the top more times than I can count. Baubles have
been rolling around the floor which he has been stalking and attacking. Tinsel has been shredded
within an inch of it's life. I think it's time to call it a day !!!!!   (but we adore him !!)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marge_Innavera on January 02, 2014, 07:24:55 AM
Last week Marcus, our oldest dog, passed away at the age of 15.

Fourteen years ago, Marcus was a shelter dog that we had been fostering for several months.  He was adopted online by someone in Sarasota, Florida and was taken down there by a volunteer group that transported pets with long-distance adoptions around the country in relays.  We drove him as far as St. Louis (from the Kansas City region) and he got down to Florida via 5 more relays.  About six weeks later the people in Sarasota called us and said they loved the dog but he was allergic to something their vet never could identify and scratched all the time.  They sent him back to us via air cargo as they'd given up on his ever being able to thrive with them.  We picked him up at a cargo office at the KCI complex; the bare patches in his coat filled in and we adopted him permanently so he wouldn't have anymore disruptions in his life.

Marcus was a very sweet, self-effacing little Spirit; if he'd been a Catholic holy person he would have been St. Francis or Brother Lawrence.  He'd had what we assumed was a major heart attack a few weeks before but had apparently recovered; up to an hour or so before his passing he was snacking on dog treats and performing his ritual early-morning barking at our outdoor cats and the neighbors' dogs.  His passing marked an especially difficult time as our other elder dog, 14-year-old Groucho, had passed on just 12 days before. (More on Groucho later)

I don't want this post to sound like a downer!  Marcus is one of many years' worth of animals who have each enriched our lives, and whom we hope we've given a good time while he was here.  One of the most valuable things beloved pets have to teach us is to value what we have while we have it, and not get hung up on quantity whether it's quantities of material goods or length of life.

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q135/talkstocoyotes/Marcussmilingclose_zpsd3e37050.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 02, 2014, 07:55:23 AM
I don't want this post to sound like a downer!  Marcus is one of many years' worth of animals who have each enriched our lives, and whom we hope we've given a good time while he was here.  One of the most valuable things beloved pets have to teach us is to value what we have while we have it, and not get hung up on quantity whether it's quantities of material goods or length of life.

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q135/talkstocoyotes/Marcussmilingclose_zpsd3e37050.jpg)


I don't think it does; I think it reads as a lovely tribute. It must be difficult losing both of them in such a short time. I'm sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 02, 2014, 08:53:00 AM
Marge, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Marcus and Groucho. I know you miss them terribly.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 02, 2014, 04:03:45 PM
Marge, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your dogs.  I don't think your post was a downer.  Like Jeff said, it reads as a lovely tribute.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 02, 2014, 06:42:58 PM
Non pet owners have no clue what they bring to our lives, Marge.
What a great tribute to Marcus! It was not a downer, just words that let us know what amazing things Marcus brought to your lives. It is one of the hardest things I have gone through to lose one of our pets, but as you said, all the pets I have had in my life, bring much more to my life than I can pay back to them, and this is what I remember.

Thanks for sharing his story.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 05, 2014, 10:27:13 AM
Nancy sent me this photo of Buddy and Cupcake enjoying the winter weather...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/rescuecupcakebuddytxdec13_zpscfd53c9a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 05, 2014, 05:06:07 PM
Aw!  Nice to see they're doing well!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marge_Innavera on January 06, 2014, 08:42:27 AM
And staying warm!

Thanks everybody for your kind messages.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 21, 2014, 12:50:04 PM
I shipped Scout (used to be PinkO, from Clooney and Boon's litter) to Florida yesterday. Two legs to the trip, totaling less than 3 hours airtime. Poor puppy was in her crate more than 8 hours because of how the airlines operate. She arrived ok, but tired. Two hours after she made it to her new home and met her folks, she posed for photos.
(http://breeders411.com/blogfile/clooscouthome12014a.jpg)

Her people said she slept on her "mom" on the couch for hours, snoring, and when they finally all went to bed, Scout slept in her crate all night.


And Emy is still pregnant... she's so big, when she sits, her belly protrudes between her front legs.
Any day now....   :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 21, 2014, 01:03:32 PM
Yay!  Puppies soon!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 21, 2014, 01:23:46 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 21, 2014, 09:55:09 PM
A friend sent me some interesting photos off the internet.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/dogonaledge_zps8941fab8.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 21, 2014, 09:56:16 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/sheeponawire_zps6f224fcc.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 21, 2014, 09:58:08 PM
And this one which may or may not be photoshopped

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/sharksinamall_zps3fdb0389.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 23, 2014, 02:05:38 PM
TEN little injuns!
Seven males, three females, all reddish (meaning they will all be blondish at maturity.)
All doing well... quiet, which means they are fed and warm.
Since there are so many, they can't all get a meal at the same time. Emy is changing position about every hour
so the ones in the back of the pile get a chance to move in close while those who have been eating are in the back
and get to snuggle up to their siblings' rears and take a nap.

(http://breeders411.com/emyjan14/mjan1412314.jpg)(http://breeders411.com/emyjan14/mjan1412314b.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 23, 2014, 04:48:25 PM
So so, wonderful and cute pups, Sherry!!
Is this a big litter?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 23, 2014, 05:12:40 PM
Thanks for the laugh, Linda. Yes, 10 is big. Emy's had everything from 5 to 12, in no order. Various amounts of eggs are released and fertilized. Larger breeds tend to have more pups but I had a Cairn Terrier once who had 17... most died... and a standard Poodle who consistently had 1.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 23, 2014, 05:37:26 PM
Wow!  Congrats to Emy!!!!  What a great litter.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: conny on January 28, 2014, 12:55:28 AM
so lovely sherry,congrats with the puppies

i am waiting for aylen to go in heat,which will be her first litter
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 28, 2014, 12:05:49 PM
Yea Conny! Can hardly wait!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on January 28, 2014, 03:30:01 PM
Never enough puppies, never enough!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 29, 2014, 01:31:03 PM
The pups are a week old today and growing like... well, I'd say weeds
if it wasn't 2 degrees and the ground covered with 6 inches of snow.

(http://breeders411.com/emyjan14/m1wlit12914.jpg) (http://breeders411.com/emyjan14/m1wlit12914a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on January 29, 2014, 04:14:38 PM
Gorgeous puppies Sherry. Even though they are a week old in the picture....they do look quite large by moms proportions !!
Did mom need any assistance or did she do it all by herself ??
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 29, 2014, 05:54:06 PM
She did it by herself. Puppies come securly wrapped in very tight packaging with lots of lubricant. They were a tad smaller than usual because there were so many. The fewer the number, the more room en utero and the bigger pups get before birth. 

She weighs about 32 pounds, by the way.
Her mom is just 18 pounds and her dad 42 (which is the same size as these pups' dad.)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on January 29, 2014, 06:12:00 PM
                                                                            ^^^^

So..... they kinda arrive "shrink wrapped" !!   Well done Emy.  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 29, 2014, 06:36:17 PM
Good description!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 29, 2014, 08:17:36 PM
The pups are a week old today and growing like... well, I'd say weeds
if it wasn't 2 degrees and the ground covered with 6 inches of snow.

(http://breeders411.com/emyjan14/m1wlit12914.jpg) (http://breeders411.com/emyjan14/m1wlit12914a.jpg)

They almost look like a chevron pattern,

Emy has that up all night new mother look!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 29, 2014, 09:20:05 PM
Ha. Emy is sleeping about 23 hours a day. Seriously. That look is her "get that camera out of my face before I eat it" look. You'll see the same expression on all the pups' faces one I start getting their individual pictures. It's genetic.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 29, 2014, 10:21:24 PM
I Skyped with my son in Mobile last night. He wanted to show me the snow there. He had just groomed his poodle mix, and he turned the phone to show me. He had the 'dirtiest" look on his face since he had NOT wanted to be clipped. :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 30, 2014, 10:09:29 AM
I have a whole slew of dogs that need clipping, but they're just going to stay dirty and matted until Spring... even if that's not until June. All the ones who were clipped in November are wearing sweaters Emy and her sister are the only ones in full coat who are in decent shape.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 30, 2014, 02:41:22 PM
I keep Tootsie clipped since her earlier mistreatment (four skin conditions when we rescued her) cause her to have very fragile hair, thus if it gets longer it mats and knots, so I keep a T-shirt on her in the cooler weather.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on January 30, 2014, 08:34:52 PM
That's easy to do when you don't have to think about... winter.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 01, 2014, 12:17:00 AM
we need to put an end to this now!

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/securedownload-3.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/securedownload-3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 01, 2014, 09:50:10 AM
I knew all these "bad dog" laws were going to ruin the breed.
 ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 01, 2014, 06:53:08 PM
;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 06, 2014, 05:43:31 PM
So... the pups are two weeks old, as of last night. There are still nine of them. However... I moved them early from their birth nest to a much larger one so they'd have plenty of room now that their eyes are open... all 18 of them as of last night... and they are starting to sit... all 9 of them... and sort of walk... 1 or 2. I decided I'd put Emy outside to prevent her trying to stop me and move the three girls first, take a picture, and then get the six boys and take a picture of them. Problem was, look as much as I wanted, I could find only 2 females. No matter the light, the other seven were all boys. So here are the nine... 2 females, 6 males and 1 transgender.

(http://breeders411.com/emyjan14/m2girls7boys2w.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 06, 2014, 05:49:52 PM
When I let Emy back in from outside, I told her what I had found.
She gave me one of those looks, then checked for herself.
(http://breeders411.com/blogfile/mwithlit2w20614d.jpg)

And agreed with my findings.
Remember, she also agreed with me last week when I claimed there were THREE girls....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 06, 2014, 06:21:21 PM
Love it, Sherry!!!

They are getting bigger and cuter!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 06, 2014, 07:23:48 PM
lol at Emy agreeing with your findings.  Glad the pups are doing well!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 08, 2014, 12:23:12 PM
The Nine have adjusted well to their new abode. The first day and night were pretty scary for them since they've never had to look for their mom before.
Their first nest was small enough they were usually within inches of her when she wasn't cuddled around them. In the new nest, she can move completely
away from them without stepping out.
(http://breeders411.com/blogfile/mbignest20614.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 08, 2014, 12:25:56 PM
However, the constant getting up and down to check on the brood left Emy a little tired at the end of the day.
(http://breeders411.com/blogfile/mtired20614.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 08, 2014, 12:30:55 PM
But things are back under control today since there is nothing smarter
than a hungry puppy who knows his mama is near by.
(http://breeders411.com/blogfile/mfoundya20714.jpg)

And... right now, Emy is sleeping OUTSIDE the box.
The pups are too small to get over the 8 inch side, but they have figured out
she'll be back in a couple minutes and aren't bothered when they wake up and can't find her immediately.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 11, 2014, 06:27:40 PM
Meet the Lykoi Cat, a New Breed That's Scary Cute. Like Werewolf Scary

The Lykoi cat, with its patchy gray fur and huge golden eyes has the distinct appearance of being a tiny werewolf, and its name derives from the word "lukos" which is Greek for "wolf." "The show-quality cats have that classic scary movie look," breeder Johnny Gobble, who is also a veterinarian, tells Yahoo Shine. "Like a human who is partially being covered by hair."

These cats are not an Internet hoax. A spokesperson from the International Cat Association confirmed to Yahoo Shine that the Lykoi cat was recently accepted for registration by the group's board. While still considered an experimental breed, it's the first step in being able to participate in championship shows.
 
Another myth is that the Lykoi is some kind of Frankencat, but in fact, it is a naturally occurring mutation in domestic shorthairs that's basically been eliminated from housecats but still exists in some strays. "Because I'm a vet, some people assume I created the Lykoi in a lab," says Gobble. "I joke that, yes, I combined a possum, a monkey, and a cat." He adds that he originally suggested they call the breed "Capossum" —from "cat" and "possum" a name that he says his wife Brittney immediately rejected. Going with Team Jacob instead of Team Possum was probably a wise move.

The real story behind the spooky looking cat's origin is that the Gobbles, who also breed Sphynx, were given a pair of kittens that had been misidentified as partially haired Sphynx. (Remember when Dr. Evil's Persian cat Mr. Biggelsworth loses its hair? That creature is a Sphynx, a bald breed that conjures the image "naked mole rat" but has a devoted following due to its intelligence, curiosity, and, especially, its heat-seeking cuddliness.) About a month later, they were contacted about another littler of kittens that had the same strange appearance. These two litters were first lines of Lykoi. Scientists at the University of California, Davis confirmed that the cats did not carry Sphyx genes. They were also given a clean bill of health moving forward as a potentially distinct breed.


(http://breeders411.com/blogfile/lykoicat1.jpg)

more next post
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on February 11, 2014, 06:30:32 PM
Brittney Gobble describes the Lykoi's personality as "houndlike" and says they are little hunters who will "peek around a corner and then run straight for you." They can be wary with strangers but warm up after a few minutes. "Once they attach to you," says Gobble, "They have that doglike loyalty." Their coat feels silky, and they fully shed once a year.
 
Although the first litter of Lykoi was born in 2011, over the past week, images of the cats suddenly began to zing around the Web. "Likes on our Facebook page have quadrupled over the past few days," says Gobble. "We're being inundated with requests for kittens." Unfortunately, Lykoi lovers will have to wait. The breed won't be available to the general public for two to three more years so the breeders can establish the standard in a healthy and ethical way.


(http://breeders411.com/blogfile/lykoicat2.jpg)

http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/meet-lykoi-cat-breed-39-scary-cute-werewolf-194600740.html
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on March 29, 2014, 05:36:18 PM
Great shot! Love the eye contact between Geo and Lupo. Funny how
kids and dogs seem to hold long conversations without saying a word.

(http://breeders411.com/grayfile/grayprincess.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on March 29, 2014, 05:40:13 PM
Sorry.....but I like my cats cute...furry and cuddly. Not something that looks like it's been crossed with something from a horror movie !!

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Short+Hair+Domestic+Kittens&FORM=RESTAB

My "Jack" started out like picture number one....now he is at picture number three stage !!
I can sink my fingers into his thick fur !! I think he has the right name ..."Jack"  !!  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on April 09, 2014, 07:16:40 PM
(http://www.funcage.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Baby-with-Bulldog-Puppies-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 12, 2014, 12:57:53 PM
Ennis died yesterday.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/ennis_zps5abbe3f6.jpg)

Ennis was born  Feb. 8, 2006 in a litter of 2 black male Maltese/Pomeranian.
He was always a self contained guy who kept pretty much to himself.
He liked attention when it came his way but never looked for it.
The last few years Ennis suffered from heart disease which suddenly worsened this week.
He had to sit up to breathe, could barely walk and was clearly a very unhappy guy.
I made the decision to put him down and finally forced myself to do it yesterday.
He is survived by his mother and grandmother who live with me
and his brother, Jack, who lives nearby and looks completely different.



Ennis was always a ghost around here and I will miss him.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 12, 2014, 07:34:26 PM
So sorry to hear about your little guy, Sherry. I know you will miss him.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 13, 2014, 08:30:20 AM
Oh Sherry, I'm so sorry you had to put Ennis down. 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on April 27, 2014, 10:28:53 AM
Ennis died yesterday.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/ennis_zps5abbe3f6.jpg)

Ennis was born  Feb. 8, 2006 in a litter of 2 black male Maltese/Pomeranian.
He was always a self contained guy who kept pretty much to himself.
He liked attention when it came his way but never looked for it.
The last few years Ennis suffered from heart disease which suddenly worsened this week.
He had to sit up to breathe, could barely walk and was clearly a very unhappy guy.
I made the decision to put him down and finally forced myself to do it yesterday.
He is survived by his mother and grandmother who live with me
and his brother, Jack, who lives nearby and looks completely different.



Ennis was always a ghost around here and I will miss him.

Aww! Sherry. I'm not really a regular on the Pets Thread....so I've only just read about "Ennis"
We grow so fond of our pets. So much hearache when they leave us.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 27, 2014, 12:07:05 PM
Thank you.
I am one of those people who believe names are very important with pets and I wonder if I cursed that puppy by naming him Ennis or if it was his name and I just recognised it from the start. Either way, he is still hanging out around here even if he is harder to see.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on April 27, 2014, 01:41:40 PM
 The First Time Percy Came Back

by Mary Oliver


The first time Percy came back
he was not sailing on a cloud.
He was loping along the sand as though
he had come a great way.
"Percy," I cried out, and reached to him—
those white curls—
but he was unreachable. As music
is present yet you can't touch it.
"Yes, it's all different," he said.
"You're going to be very surprised."
But I wasn't thinking of that. I only
wanted to hold him. "Listen," he said,
"I miss that too.
And now you'll be telling stories
of my coming back
and they won't be false, and they won't be true,
but they'll be real."
And then, as he used to, he said, "Let's go!"
And we walked down the beach together.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on April 27, 2014, 02:14:36 PM
Well, damn, that made me cry.
I've not seen it before. Thank you.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on April 27, 2014, 03:49:37 PM
I bought Oliver's collection of her many dog poems when it came out as "Dog Songs" last year.  Like me, she's an old broad,  and perhaps for that reason her dogs are now small.  Percy, a Bichon, has been followed by a Havanese named Ricky (after Ricky Ricardo, another Cuban).

Anyhow, there are a couple more of her Percy poems here:
http://yearsrisingmaryoliver.blogspot.com/2010/10/percy-six-and-seven.html (http://yearsrisingmaryoliver.blogspot.com/2010/10/percy-six-and-seven.html).


She lives in, I think, Providence, and there, it seems,  dogs have lots of freedom to run loose.

In Dog Songs, the title of "Percy Six" has been changed to "School," and it has the line that made me buy the book:  "How many summers does a little dog have?"
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 03, 2014, 11:13:25 AM
The Story of Adam & Eve's Pets

Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you any more. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.'

And God said, I will create a companion for you that will be with you and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you  cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourselves.'

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.

And it was a good animal and God was pleased.




And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail.

And Adam said, 'Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.'

And God said, 'I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG.'





And Dog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them.

And they were comforted.

And God was pleased.

And Dog was content and wagged his tail.




After a while, it came to pass that an angel came to the Lord and said, 'Lord, Adam and Eve have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.'


And God said, I will create for them a companion who will be with them and who will see them as they are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.'

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.


And Cat would not obey them. And when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat's eyes, they were reminded that they were not the supreme beings.



And Adam and Eve learned humility.
And they were greatly improved.



And God was pleased..

And Dog was happy.


And Cat . . .

didn't give a shit one way or the other.


;D    ;D    ;D    ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 03, 2014, 12:59:50 PM
Absolutely!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 14, 2014, 06:18:21 PM
Yesterday was the second birthday for Peri and Sparky's only daughter, Esther

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/psesther51314_zps7ad041f4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 14, 2014, 06:48:08 PM
she's adorable!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 14, 2014, 06:48:31 PM
What a cutie!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 20, 2014, 03:01:33 PM
You can take the cat out of the country...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/kittenmouse_zpsebb186c8.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 20, 2014, 03:04:12 PM
Ready for my close up...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cuteshihtzu_zpse9e4a3d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 20, 2014, 03:06:16 PM
For anyone thinking of putting their dog in a kennel (which I have never done) this may be the way to do it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRYTNFfbyMg


Really cute!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 20, 2014, 08:20:46 PM
Ready for my close up...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/cuteshihtzu_zpse9e4a3d2.jpg)


OMG!!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 23, 2014, 05:23:38 PM

Iditarod strategy meeting


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/iditarodstrategy_zps44d0241a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 23, 2014, 05:26:54 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/prickly_zps0c7a0eba.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: AshesOnBrokeback on May 23, 2014, 05:32:54 PM
Iditarod strategy meeting


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/iditarodstrategy_zps44d0241a.jpg)

Everyone's in the zone...:D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 30, 2014, 11:28:02 PM
Have I mention my pups are born dark and lighten up?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/lovebug_zps94278881.jpg)

Lovebug (from 3-1/4 pounds (left) to 19 (right)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 30, 2014, 11:32:23 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/critter_zps1a3a5884.jpg)

Critter from 3-1/2 pounds (left) to 23 (right)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 30, 2014, 11:35:05 PM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/squirrel_zpsd9ed112b.jpg)

Squirrel
from 3-1/2 pounds (left) to 21 (right)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 31, 2014, 12:36:50 AM
Cute cute cute cute cute.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 31, 2014, 08:43:08 AM
so cute......I love Critter
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on May 31, 2014, 10:13:14 AM
Crit is my favorite. 
It is so unusual for me to have pups this age around, but at just 18 weeks old, the pups are about the best behaved dogs in the house. Of course, having several means they keep each other entertained and I don't have to do much. They run in and out all day long so the only time I have to pick up newspaper is in the morning. And now that they know how to be dogs, they've discovered... ME. It's great to have three really good looking males fawning all over me!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 02, 2014, 07:06:33 PM
I like Squirrel!  But 2 is enough for me....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 02, 2014, 08:23:16 PM
I expect to be down to 2... pups... by the end of the week. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on June 04, 2014, 06:54:11 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10304872_793896593976546_8229150704697487644_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 06, 2014, 04:22:14 PM
Once again the airlines have proven they've lost touch with the word "service." Last month I had a rehome flown in from Atlanta... a 45 minute direct flight. He had to be at the airport three hours before the SCHEDULED departure time. Which was delayed by two hours... I never got a clear expalanation about why. But that dog spent over six hours in the crate for a trip that was less than an hour.

Today, my new stud dog is flying in from Michigan which I know is 11 hours away by car since a family in a town near his drove down last week to pick up their puppy. Hoo-Rah had to be at the airport around 5 AM to make the 1 hour flight from there to Detroit which left at 8. Then he had a three hour layover before the two hour flight to Atlanta where he had another layover scheduled to be two hours and forty-five minutes. I called the local airport to make sure the plane really was fifteen minutes from touchdown and was told it hadn't left yet. When I asked why the guy said "Because it's raining in Atlanta." He didn't think it was funny when I asked "Planes don't fly in the rain anymore?" He managed to control himself long enough to tell me the plane HAD boarded. But had NOT left the gate yet. And to suggest I call back in about an hour. So IF the plane makes it to the tarmack soon and the line for takeoff is more than an hour or two, Hoo-Rah will have spent at least 14 hours in the crate... for less than four hours air time.

I don't ship my puppies any more. Which is why I still have two here at 19 weeks. BUT I've gotten to meet a lot of really nice people who have driven for hours, some for MANY hours, to pick up their new family member. It's nice to know the commitment is there right from the start.

Hoo-Rah  

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/forblog/hoorah10mmay14label_zpsa1f26151.jpg)



Update
I got Hoo-Rah out of the crate at my airport at exactly 7 PM... 14 hours.
He is wonderful! Friendly, self confident, ready for the next adventure...
which, since Peri is coming into season, will be making babies.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 09, 2014, 08:23:14 PM
After a couple days here, Hoo has settled in.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/005_zpscfddbef5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 09, 2014, 08:25:52 PM
Friendly and outgoing don't begin to describe his attitude.
This is him meeting the vet for the first time... she barely got the door closed...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/028_zpsc2cec85f.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 09, 2014, 08:27:44 PM
He always looks so big in his pictures. This picture with my son should put it in perspective.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/001_zps1523b7ad.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 10, 2014, 03:10:48 AM
Hoo looks like a sweetie!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: andy/Claude on June 11, 2014, 02:18:01 AM
I suspect you cat-lovers will be able to identify with this (if you haven't already seen it)  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 11, 2014, 02:39:17 PM
Absolutely!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 11, 2014, 04:10:03 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TuTg6_F7WOk/Unb9KR4TefI/AAAAAAAAUyM/wc2yYRpesiI/s1600/fwcp9.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 13, 2014, 09:46:47 AM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/catfamily_zps60ac9a64.jpg) 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on June 13, 2014, 09:48:45 AM

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/animals/featheredpainthorse_zps9a5e81a7.jpg) 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 02, 2014, 07:32:41 PM
Clooney's daughter, Scout, who lives in (usually) sunny Florida


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/clooscoutjun14_zpsd443441b.jpg) 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on July 30, 2014, 09:07:53 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/others/cats_zps2bcad4f2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 04, 2014, 01:03:06 PM
I'm just seeing this ^^^^^^    and  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

This is a "before" of Cupcake from yesterday  (she always hogs the remote)


(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/morrobay1990/Cupcakebefore8-3-14_zps6f4face8.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 04, 2014, 01:04:01 PM
Dood, you might not want to see this one, she's naked....it's really NSFW











(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/morrobay1990/Cupcakeafter8-4-14_zpsfb223547.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 04, 2014, 01:38:56 PM
awww, she looks cute, all freshly shorn!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 04, 2014, 02:05:05 PM
I think she feels better, too, it's August in Texas   :-\
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 04, 2014, 02:53:20 PM
That's the way I do ALL mine as well, except I can never get the groomer to take their ears down to the leather.

And when I walked in last week with Hoo-Rah for his first grooming since he arrived, she (my groomer) took one look at him and said
"No way I'm clipping him like the rest!"
He came back beautiful and still looking like a Poodle. Which means he has to go in every 7-8 weeks instead of every 3 months to keep him looking like that.
Honestly, he is drop dead gorgeous!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 16, 2014, 06:52:10 PM
This is Shadow, my old man of the mountain.
His unusual haircut is to help him get around. He is blind
and walks with his head lowered. When his forelock touches
something, he stops and adjusts his direction.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/shad81614_zps28d95dc1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 16, 2014, 06:56:29 PM
Success! Peri had her pups this afternoon and without her usual C-section!
The first pup... the girl... arrived at 3 PM and the boys came every half hour,
practically to the minute, until 4:30.
Introducing:
Larry, Curly, Mo and Zelda
(and Peri giving me the "enough already!" evil eye)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/periandpups81416_zpsc6734ab0.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 16, 2014, 08:47:45 PM
Too cute and love the names, Sherry!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 16, 2014, 09:29:28 PM
Per's other (3) pups have Jewish names. The gorgeous Esther is their half sister.
Zelda was always gonna be Zelda, but the boys were either Larry, Curly and Mo or Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 16, 2014, 10:18:26 PM
Congrats on the new arrivals!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 16, 2014, 10:53:27 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 17, 2014, 03:56:11 PM
How are the Stooges & Zelda doing?  I guess they pretty much just eat and sleep for 3 weeks...are the other dogs trying to get in to see?  And how is Hoo Rah reacting?

How old is Shadow, such a sweet picture of him...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 17, 2014, 07:13:51 PM
Shad's just turned 14 (in June.) He was six months old when I got him and has been the perfect pet ever since. I try not to think about how old he... and I... have gotten.

Z and two of the Stoos are great. One boy started complaining about life about 9 this morning and continued almost non-stop for 4-5 hours. It's unusual for a pup to go that long without sleeping. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with him... if anything... and he got on Peri's nerves as much as mine. He's pretty much been comatose the rest of the day (sleeping, not sick.) Pups have a tremendous number of things to get use to immediately after whelping. They are no longer completely encased in a very snug membrane and confined in a quiet, climate controlled environment They are not attached to an automatic supply of nourishment which also removes everything not needed for survival. Boundaries are gone. Instead, their limbs are loose but not particular strong or under control. The AIR moves around them even when they're aleeping. Things bump up against them and Mom has an annoying habit of getting up and shaking them loose or picking them up... IN her mouth... and moving them to a different spot.  And instead of being permanently attached to a line that feeds them, they have to first find Mom and then find a nipple and then SUCK and Mom is always licking their bottoms. It's not easy being a newborn pup! I just did a post on my blog entitled The First 48 Hours are the Roughest. After that, puppies are usually pretty well adjusted... and quiet. P L E A S E, just eat and sleep! Within 3 weeks they will be able to see, hear, walk and even have an interest in what's in mom's food and water bowls.

The other dogs are used to puppies around here. After the first couple hours of squeaks, they're not interested any more. Except for Mo's whining. They found that annoying.

And Hoo-Rah seemed to be going through labor with Peri yesterday. He was pretty riled up, but settled down as soon as it was over. Like most dads.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 18, 2014, 11:21:49 AM
Update
The 3 Stooges and Zelda are doing well today. Gaining weight rapidly... they're about normal newborn size now. All are quiet except when Peri disturbs them... don't seem to mind when I pick them up!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 18, 2014, 01:02:50 PM
It is good they are doing so well, Sherry!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 18, 2014, 05:34:50 PM
A picture of Oakley, from a blog I follow daily Bee Haven Acres - he tangled with a porcupine and got 60 quills in his face for his trouble...


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ewaVHDXhOkI/U_EkKERhKiI/AAAAAAAAl6o/ymijEeSMDF4/s1600/DSC_0040.JPG)


http://www.beehavenacres.blogspot.com/ (http://www.beehavenacres.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 18, 2014, 05:36:22 PM
Oakley's sidekick Annie had 20 in her face and nose.  Both have had them removed by the vet and are on antibiotics & meds for pain as needed. 

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CeLsFwBRQNM/U_EkIYoxabI/AAAAAAAAl6g/Dr7nKEAYj5w/s1600/DSC_0041.JPG)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 18, 2014, 05:38:39 PM
Sherry, glad to hear the new kids are doing good...so the whiny boy settled down?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 18, 2014, 06:19:15 PM
ouch!  That hurts just to look at!   
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 18, 2014, 06:32:25 PM
OUCH!!!

We used to always see the dogs come in like that at the vet we used in Texas.

Owners would complain that this was the 3rd, 4th or 5th time they had brought the same dog in. The dog evidently never learned.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on August 19, 2014, 03:30:58 PM
Yeah. Orangy tangled with skunks in West Virginia. At least twice. He had to stay outside for several days afterwards, he didn't like that at all.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 19, 2014, 05:01:02 PM
Both my dogs got skunked last week.  I knew I shouldn't have let them out before it was daylight outside.  I found a recipe (on Bee Haven Acres blog) for a de-skunking bath that works: 1 liter of hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda and a little dish detergent. 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 19, 2014, 06:43:51 PM
Poor Annie and Oakley!
Haven't seen a lot of porky-pines around here.
'Coons, possem and skunks, yeah, but the fence keeps them out.
And the HUGE bobcats as well.


Sherry, glad to hear the new kids are doing good...so the whiny boy settled down?

Yeah, Mo (for lack of any other name) slept it off and has been a good boy ever since. I'm chalking it up to an immature digestive system that needed 24 hours to adjust to mama's milk.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 19, 2014, 06:44:47 PM
I'm falling in love with Zelda.
I hate it when that happens.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 25, 2014, 01:06:25 PM
Nine days old and growing like weeds!
More than double their birth sizes...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/peripluspups9days_zps30bb683a.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on August 25, 2014, 04:00:11 PM
They look like they're doing great!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on August 25, 2014, 07:14:53 PM
Sherry, will they lighten up like Peri?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on August 25, 2014, 09:00:41 PM
I have NO idea when or if they'll lighten up. The only thing I'm definite about... maybe... is they won't go blond. These are the blackest pups I've ever had and I've had a number of born-black pups, even some sired by my black standard Poodle. Usually they turn salt and peppery... not like Schnauzers, but evenly shot through with silver over the entire black coat, including the face, but just lightly "salty." Others will become very silver on their legs, chest and eventually, head. Complicating the issue this time is it is Hoo's first litter so I don't have an previous experience with his pups AND he has a chocolate parent. Chocolate (brown) is an entirely different set of genes.

I was telling a long time breeder friend that these pups are Cocker Spaniel black rather than Chinese Shar-Pei black... and that's a huge difference. Color genetics keeps things interesting. (There are over a dozen different gene combos producing "white" in Thoroughbred horses... and white is the rarest TB color.)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v157/dandydoodles/mydogs/montanaaug14_zps6105b460.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 01, 2014, 03:57:37 AM
A pic from Bee Haven Acres last Wednesday, when Annie tangled with another porcupine.  12 quills this time, all removed without incident.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rEnoGYi0gwU/U_zxLk5qSRI/AAAAAAAAmIc/QXku3tJ33VE/s1600/IMG_2821.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 01, 2014, 09:49:55 AM
She did it again?!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: doodler on September 01, 2014, 11:35:53 AM
You know... PEOPLE are responsible for protecting their pets from their natural instincts.
This is bordering on abuse.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: andy/Claude on September 04, 2014, 02:57:28 AM
I expect you're all familiar with this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8fxabvGV5Q#t=53
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 04, 2014, 01:11:51 PM
Love it, Andy!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on November 27, 2014, 03:43:48 PM
(http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2014/gallery/thankful/cheez-1-660.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on November 28, 2014, 12:21:07 PM
Nothing like pilgrim pooches!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 29, 2014, 05:35:52 PM
Cupcake is in the doghouse...well, the crate...

Both dogs were outside this afternoon and I happened to look out and see her rolling in something on the hill, I assumed it was something disgusting.  I let Buddy in, no problem...but when she came to the door the stench of skunk came with her...so she stayed outside for a couple of hours until I felt like giving her the skunk bath: baking soda, peroxide and dish detergent.

She no longer smells, but is spending tonight in the crate...which is like a "mini-suite" to her, she has food, water and a quilt...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 29, 2014, 09:19:15 PM
Ugh......that's got to be such a hard odor to get out.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 30, 2014, 06:31:26 AM
now that I've found the secret ingredients, it only takes one bath and the smell is gone...thank God!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 07, 2015, 05:58:35 PM
I filled out an adoption application for Ruby, a rescue on Katy's Promise Rottweiler Rescue page.



(https://s3.amazonaws.com/filestore.rescuegroups.org/200/pictures/animals/8003/8003948/24043368_500x500.jpg)

My name is Ruby. My momma gave me two choices for a name and I picked out Ruby.

I came from a life of making babies until a nice woman picked me up from my previous human. She took me to another lady, and then yet ANOTHER lady took me... That was a really long day. Tha...t was a week ago this past Saturday.

Since then, I've moved into another house with my momma, daddy, furry brother and furry sister...

I am estimated to be about two and a half years old. I did go get spayed so I can no longer have babies. I am up to date on my shots.

Some of my adorable qualities include beautiful eyes, lounging around, stair climbing, being potty trained and crate trained. I LOVE toys... stuffed animals, ropes, balls, socks and shoes... oh wait, Daddy said I can't play with socks and shoes.

I'm still very jumpy. Fast movements and weird noises really get to me. I'm getting better as I become more comfortable, so hopefully I can get passed it.

Let's see... what else can I tell you? Oh I know! Momma is trying to get me to learn basic manners... I like the treats she gives us, but I want it for free, so I'm still working on that with her. Bleh.

Ok. Time to go back to my crate for a bit. Let me know if you have any questions!
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Post by: morrobay on February 07, 2015, 06:04:25 PM
It was a difficult decision, because I also found Vivian on the dachshund rescue page...I love this face!

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/filestore.rescuegroups.org/660/pictures/animals/6419/6419749/19225738_500x332.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 07, 2015, 08:53:52 PM
Good luck with the new family member, Nancy!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 08, 2015, 03:03:56 PM
thanks, Chuck.  you'd be surprised how stringent the apps are, they want to know how many hours a day the dog will be home alone, how many pets you'd have in the past 10 years and what happened to them, if you will obedience train, what kind of food the dog will be fed, do you have a yard, does it have a fence and how high etc etc etc.  And they will want to do a home visit to see where the dog will be living...I had to give 3 none-relative references.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 08, 2015, 04:34:40 PM
Yeah, I've heard stores of people who are turned down because they don't meet the criteria.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Paul029 on February 13, 2015, 06:20:41 AM
Perry Playing for Sara:

1. (http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp201/rasalgethi_photo/Cats/DSC01478a_zps6fce8af3.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Paul029 on February 13, 2015, 06:21:18 AM

2. (http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp201/rasalgethi_photo/Cats/DSC01479a_zps2070d795.jpg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Paul029 on February 13, 2015, 06:22:37 AM
3. (http://i412.photobucket.com/albums/pp201/rasalgethi_photo/Cats/DSC01480a_zps245ac3e7.jpg)

;D

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on February 13, 2015, 10:17:05 AM
Aww, dear boy!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on February 13, 2015, 11:48:50 PM
Re: Adoption standards:  In past decades I've adopted two dogs from the local Humane Society chapter, and most recently one from our County Dog Control's adoption program.  All three times there was a "social worker" interview, which actually made a lot of sense.  Though fortunately it didn't prevent my eligibility for having a dog at home alone while I worked.  (I'm long retired, but still use "I have to go to work now" to tell little Lizzy that she isn't going to go in the car with me.)



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 14, 2015, 08:44:56 AM
Re: Adoption standards:  In past decades I've adopted two dogs from the local Humane Society chapter, and most recently one from our County Dog Control's adoption program.  All three times there was a "social worker" interview, which actually made a lot of sense.  Though fortunately it didn't prevent my eligibility for having a dog at home alone while I worked.  (I'm long retired, but still use "I have to go to work now" to tell little Lizzy that she isn't going to go in the car with me.)


I agree with having interviews and even home visits, which most of the rescue clubs do to prevent the dogs being returned over and over again.  They live in foster homes, not cages in a humane society, so the foster parents know details of the dogs personalities, level of training, if they get along with other dogs, kids and cats, etc. 

Austin had an agenda to be a "no-kill" city for its animal shelters and they don't take the time to do the necessary work, in my opinion.  The day I adopted Buddy, the place was packed, and they were just going through the motions of filling out the forms and getting the animals placed.  Especially people who have never owned a pet need to know how much it will cost them a year in food and vet bills, and what they need to do about training, etc. 

Since I didn't meet with a person for very long, we didn't go over Buddy's history, and I didn't find out until months later that he had a history of seizures.  Not that it would have changed my mind about adopting him, but I was totally unprepared and panicked when he had his first one.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on February 17, 2015, 12:50:44 PM
Adopted a dog in November and it was the best thing I have ever done (and yes it was a process) but has worked out great!


(http://img2-1.timeinc.net/people/i/2015/pets/news/150301/patty-hearst-800.jpg)

Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show.

A shih tzu called Rocket was picked as the top toy dog at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

Hearst is the granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and gained great notoriety in 1974 when she was kidnapped by the radical group the Symbionese Liberation Army. She was seen brandishing a semiautomatic rifle while robbing a California bank, was pictured in the group's poster holding a machine gun, and later spent almost two years in prison. ..


http://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/article/0,,20901981,00.html
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: andy/Claude on March 04, 2015, 04:44:51 AM
A recent event caught by a photographer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31711446
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on March 04, 2015, 01:36:23 PM
I have two *beautiful* Camelia bushes in my conservatory. Problem is " Jack" my 18 month old cat .....keeps biting off the blooms !! I know the Camelia is a close relation of the tea plant.  As us English drink so much tea...and he is an English cat....could this be the reason ?? !!!  :D






ps. I'm a coffee drinker !
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 07, 2015, 07:05:42 PM
I put in an adoption application for Ava on Southern States Rottweiler Resue.

Ava's life was very hard until recently.  She was kept in a small pen outside and had to stand in mud and feces up to her chest for so long that her paws split open.  Luckily a Good Samaritan rescued her and nursed her to health.  Ava came to us when that lady became very sick and Ava needed additional care.  She's now being treated for heartworms and will be spayed before she goes to her forever home.  

She lives with 4 other Rotties in her foster home and gets along well with all of them.  She's very laid back and sweet. While with her foster mom, she has "discovered" toys.  She will make you laugh as you watch her er chew on toys to see what noise she can get them to make, then she stands up and stares at it then bites it again. She follows her foster mom from room to room right now and loves being in the house.  When you sit down she likes to place her beautiful face on your lap and stare into you eyes.  Ava takes her treats very gently and knows to sit to get a treat.  Her personality is one of a kind.




(https://s3.amazonaws.com/filestore.rescuegroups.org/5952/pictures/animals/8149/8149831/24667421_500x375.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 08, 2015, 08:48:57 AM
the app for Ava was approved.  She's being treated for heartworm, then needs to be spayed, then we figure out transport...so moving right along.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 08, 2015, 01:46:41 PM
congrats on your new family member!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on March 12, 2015, 07:03:57 AM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/11025770_10155196742225577_2669030617513900426_n_zpsse5pocn4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on March 13, 2015, 09:09:30 PM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/11025770_10155196742225577_2669030617513900426_n_zpsse5pocn4.jpg)

 :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 15, 2015, 05:04:16 PM
yet another cat video, but come on, it's still cute...and Kido's owner loves him, and would, even if he got it wrong...

Published on Jan 7, 2013

I know all cats and dogs are smart. The main purpose of sharing this video is not to show how smart Kido is, but to share my joy of knowing that Kido was willing to play shell game with me and he got it right, regardless of how he did it. If you are a pet owner, you know how hard it is to get them to do something, especially on the first time (without previous training). So I am proud of him regardless what harsh comments you may provide.

About Kido
Kido was abandoned twice in the first 6 months of his life. When he was about to be listed on a shelter's kill-list, I met him and he has become the love of my life since then. I could never understand how people would abandon a sweet and fun kitty like Kido. It's their loss and I hope they will realize. I hope all homeless animals can find their forever loving home.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoXHVs65NFQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoXHVs65NFQ)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on March 17, 2015, 07:05:44 AM
:D :D

Glad someone found it funny!  ;)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/53/42/3f/53423fe47b7608d00bb65cc71210d25b.jpg)


HAPPY ST. PADDY'S DAY
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on March 17, 2015, 07:06:47 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/99/c2/69/99c26943cb7e3ba551e64b095383c524.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 24, 2015, 10:18:04 AM
My sweet little girl, Tootsie, passed away yesterday. It has been a rough 72 hours. She caught the virus that Gigi (my son's dog) had, and being older and not has healthy, it got to be too much. She had a stroke and died in my arms. I will miss her so. She was more than a companion, she was my baby and was the last tangible link to Rick. I know she is with him now, and I know he is happy to have his little girl again.

Although she was only 5 lbs, the house is very empty.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/ABQ/000_0060.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/ABQ/000_0060.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: brian on April 24, 2015, 10:24:37 AM
Oh. I am so sorry.
All my love
Brian
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 24, 2015, 10:28:14 AM
Thanks, Brian. I will miss her.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on April 24, 2015, 11:00:09 AM
Oh Linda, I'm so so sorry...I always looked forward to seeing the pics you posted and hearing about her.  I know you will miss her, but you'll always have the happy memories to look back on.

(((Linda)))
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on April 24, 2015, 12:45:36 PM
So sorry for your loss, ((((((Linda))))). Having seen her a number of times over the years, I know what a friendly though shy doggie she was.

One of my favorite pictures is the one of Catia holding her right after she had a bath. Two beauties!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on April 24, 2015, 12:51:43 PM
I am so sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 24, 2015, 02:20:23 PM
Thanks, Fritz. That is one of my favorite pictures as well. I am trying to find it.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 24, 2015, 02:24:24 PM
I am so sorry for your loss.


Thanks so much. I miss her very much.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on April 24, 2015, 07:30:56 PM
I'm so sorry Linda.  I'll always remember meeting her, Killer, and all you're other four-footed family members at the Texas BBQ.

Everyone loved them, and they loved you.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on April 24, 2015, 08:11:28 PM
Thanks so much, Chuck.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 12, 2015, 12:56:44 PM
my favorite breed of dog...

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/46/00/79/46007960b58f69fea10a3f353e0823f4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 12, 2015, 06:15:30 PM
lmao!  cute!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 19, 2015, 05:27:26 PM
I have to take Katie Scarlett in tomorrow to have her put down.  I got her in 1999, she was 7 weeks old.  She grew up with Rotts and accepted my cat Patrick when I found him, and my Dachshunds Rosie and Emma. 

She hasn't eaten for 2 days, even today when I gave her tuna, so I made the call when I got home.  So she's sitting with me on the sofa, purring away and demanding to have her head scratched...


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9e/45/a2/9e45a29d93e257d90ff2fdc841de6c12.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 19, 2015, 05:27:55 PM
when she was a kitten, with Slate, best dog ever

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/5c/8c/b7/5c8cb799ca3547e8fc97556944490f6d.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 19, 2015, 05:38:04 PM
Well shit.  I'm sorry to hear this, Nancy. When this time comes, it hurts so much.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 19, 2015, 06:41:56 PM
I am so very sorry to hear this, Nancy!! Having just lost Tootsie not long ago, and still hurting from it, I know what you are going through.

I am thinking of you. :'(
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 20, 2015, 07:52:47 AM
I'm so sorry, Nancy. She looks a lovely cat.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 20, 2015, 02:14:47 PM
Chuck, Linda and Sara thank you. 

I got up at 5 and sat with her on the sofa all day until we went to the vet.  Over the hours, she took 2 tiny bites of tuna and drank a little water, but mostly purred and wanted me to scratch the top of her head.  The vet said she was very dehydrated and probably at the beginning of kidney failure, so I know I made the right decision.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on May 21, 2015, 01:13:14 PM
We know when it's the right decision but it still hurts alot.  sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 22, 2015, 05:18:41 PM
Thank you...they become such a big part of your life and leave such a hole when they're gone...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on May 23, 2015, 05:26:08 AM
Sorry to hear your sad news Nancy. As you say...they become such a big part of our lives.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 24, 2015, 07:30:00 AM
thanks, Sue
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on May 24, 2015, 09:20:57 PM
Have't posted pics of Blaze in a while.  I believe he'll be getting groomed soon, for the summer.  LOL  When he does, I'll make sure to snap a pic!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 25, 2015, 07:45:16 AM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/10259720_10152049806832027_9118770853759389327_n_zpsv6cglryf.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on May 25, 2015, 07:45:51 AM
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d145/cccccarol/11058116_839246859456436_8567422693249056210_n_zps4qllma3z.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 29, 2015, 04:54:20 AM
I'm very happy. I've had the results of the biopsy for 10-year-old Alice, who had a big operation to remove a lumpy mass around her nipple, and there are no signs of malignancy. She is doing well and will just need check-ups, as the lumps can apparently sometimes turn nasty.

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/DSC01904_zps20a4aa65.jpg)

(Pre-op photo, but she's recovering well.)

I think she looks a little like your sweet Katie Scarlett, Nancy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on May 29, 2015, 05:50:23 AM
She does, Sara, and i'm so glad to hear the good news of no cancer.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on May 29, 2015, 06:43:27 AM
So glad to hear there is no malignancy, Sara! I know you are relieved!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on May 29, 2015, 07:08:00 AM
Thanks, Nancy and Linda - I certainly am relieved. She's such a character.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: canmark on June 04, 2015, 11:17:39 AM
Shaving Dogs Into Cubes Is A New Japanese Craze
http://www.mtv.com.au/travel/news/shaving-dogs-into-cubes-is-a-new-japanese-craze-and-we-cant-stop-staring

(http://www.mtv.com.au/sites/default/files/styles/vimn_image_embed/public/mtv_au/galleries/large/2015/06/02/dogshow3.jpg?itok=VZ8Yno4P)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 04, 2015, 04:05:55 PM
OMG!!! I don't know whether to laugh or shake my head. Poor dogs. :P
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 04, 2015, 05:08:56 PM
that's just crazy!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on June 04, 2015, 05:21:34 PM
The pictures inside the article are too crazy too!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 14, 2015, 02:13:53 PM
This is Howard.  He's at the Austin Humane Society and I'm considering going to see him.  He's 4 years old, and declawed, so obviously not a stray.

I just want to be sure I'm ready...

(http://www.petango.com/sms/photos/652/481e98bc-d78d-4e6f-a4fd-07ae91397b4d.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on June 14, 2015, 05:53:50 PM
awww....sweet  picture.  He looks like a cat we  had years ago, named Cupcake.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 21, 2015, 06:11:15 PM
This is Liz...she's so cute!  The website says she's 1 year old but she looks so tiny...


(http://www.petango.com/sms/photos/652/75f372b4-4b86-4a4b-81a1-a5031748277e.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on June 21, 2015, 06:13:10 PM
(http://www.petango.com/sms/photos/652/c5fec546-8d1b-444d-b365-2aa0cbf40a8e.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on July 23, 2015, 04:08:24 PM
Our two turtles, Torguga, an ornate box turtle on the left, and Tartini, and eastern box turtle.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f192/fritzkep/fritzkep007/DSCN3494_zpsyskcvecw.jpg) (http://s47.photobucket.com/user/fritzkep/media/fritzkep007/DSCN3494_zpsyskcvecw.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on July 23, 2015, 04:25:47 PM
Tartini looks very "above it all"!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on July 23, 2015, 05:27:16 PM
She's quite noble!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on July 23, 2015, 05:49:15 PM
Very handsome turtles, Fritz.  Where did you get them, and what do they eat?  I think I remember Blaze liked oranges?  I suppose they are herbivores?  I don't know anything about turtles....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on July 23, 2015, 07:12:38 PM
Very handsome turtles, Fritz.  Where did you get them, and what do they eat?  I think I remember Blaze liked oranges?  I suppose they are herbivores?  I don't know anything about turtles....

A neighbor raises a number of turtles in his yard, and after Blazy died he decided to give us a couple of his after they emerged from hibernation. Very nice of him!

Turtles basically eat everything, though they have preferences which change over time. They're very attracted to foods that are red-colored (the color they see best), so strawberries, watermelon and cantaloupe are good. They sometimes are very partial to meat, so I gave them a couple of fishsticks to eat tonight. We feed them various things and leftovers, sometimes they'll eat, sometimes not.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bubba on August 15, 2015, 04:48:51 PM
(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150813115631-02-guinness-oldest-cat-medium-plus-169.jpg)


(CNN) Move over, Grumpy Cat. Step aside, Hello Kitty. Never mind Garfield.

Guinness World Records named Corduroy as the world's new oldest living cat on Thursday.

Corduroy celebrated his 26th birthday on August 1.

 :o

Corduroy has lived with Ashley Reed Okura of Sisters, Oregon, since he was a kitten and Okura was 7 years old.



"The secret has been allowing him to be a cat -- hunting and getting plenty of love!" Okura said, according to a Guinness statement. "Growing up on 160 acres in Oregon, I allowed Corduroy to roam the ranch freely, so he always gets lots of exercise."


Corduroy must have good genes: His brother, Batman, was Ashley's brother's cat, and that feline lived to be 19. But he also exercises and gets plenty of outdoor time.


"It's truly amazing to have picked Corduroy out from a litter when I was almost 7 years old and still have him in my life today," Okura said.


This isn't Corduroy's first time in the winner's circle. He was named oldest living cat in 2014 but was replaced by Tiffany Two, who lived to be 27 years, 2 months and 20 days. Corduroy reclaimed the title after Tiffany Two's passing.


Neither is the oldest cat ever. That's Crème Puff of Austin, Texas, who lived 38 years and three days and died August 6, 2005.


Meanwhile, there is no Guinness-approved "oldest living dog" at the moment, Guinness spokeswoman Kristin Ott said.


Applications for the title are welcome, she says, adding that the dog must be at least 21 years old.


The previous record-holder for oldest living dog was a rat terrier named Jake, who was 21 years old as of July 21. Jake lived with his owner, Ronald W. Johnson Jr. of Davenport, Iowa. Jake died July 27, just six days after being named oldest living dog.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on August 15, 2015, 08:06:24 PM
Does anyone know anything about cat behavior ?
Info: Jack is nearly 2 years old neutered........"Ennis"..... I believe may be a bit younger male?? female?? neutered??.

My cat "Jack"....has found himself a cat friend....and I'm 99pr cent sure his friend is feral. He will come about within a 2 feet of me when I put some food down for him but he snarls and hisses if I just stretch my hand out to try and stroke him.He is black with a white chest and white whiskers. Very pretty.
They really play together and they sleep together in Jacks basket in the conservatory. Obviously he has no name but I have a Jack......I think I now have an Ennis !

The problem is.....Jack always used to love to sit on my lap and let me stroke him....and fuss him......but now that doesn't happen. He doesn't even want me/us to stroke him as he walks past us. This is not like Jack at all .
Could he be getting like his "friend" .....feral? I know "We" don't own cats....that they own us....but all of this is very out of character. Should I shoo "Ennis" away ? Any advice would be appreciated. :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 22, 2015, 02:38:23 PM
Puss n Boots, one of the kittens born to a stray, and supported at tinykittens.com, a non-profit trap, neuter, release organization.  Currently they have 2 live kitten cams, 1 for Tip and her 5 kittens, and 1 for Sisko, a 100% feral cat who had 7 kittens in captivity 2 1/2 weeks ago.  Sisko will be spayed and returned to her feral community, Tip will be spayed and placed in a forever home.

We are a volunteer-run non-profit society working to improve the lives of cats and kittens in need. Based in Fort Langley, BC..  
Shelly Roche is the beautiful woman who is looking after these 2 litters, and works seemingly tirelessly at the feral colony, to trap and spay and then return.  The organization also feeds at the colony twice a day, and they have shelters there for the cats. 

Twice a day she comes in to Tip's nest and weighs the kittens, takes pictures and talks about what's going on.  Right now, 4 of them had to go to the vet a few days ago for a bacterial infection, so she's in the room now giving an update.  She's also starting to socialize the kittens so they can be placed in homes, they won't be returned to the colony. 


(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11903935_907300716011460_6511125050410057965_n.jpg?oh=f31d143ab2324ef87c9ccd207172a7d0&oe=5680B4F4)

https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens (https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens)

too much adorableness live kitten cam, Tip and her 3 week old babies
http://livestream.com/tinykittens/tip?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=f584d7b0c1df-035f37ec3-43681f0a-2ee000-f584d7b0c23d2&acc_id=14360746&medium=email (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/tip?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=f584d7b0c1df-035f37ec3-43681f0a-2ee000-f584d7b0c23d2&acc_id=14360746&medium=email)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on August 23, 2015, 04:59:56 PM
"Ennis"...is well at home in our house now....but like his namesake ....he is still very wary of people...so we just feed him and leave him/her alone. Perhaps given time he/she will accept the affection we offer.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on August 30, 2015, 11:23:34 AM
Lots going on at tinykittens.com.  From their FB page

Here's volunteer Tristan from the Floorlayers Union Local 1541, one of 16 terrific guys who came out yesterday to fix our floors. We lost power around noon due to the ‪#‎BCStorm‬, but the guys stayed and worked in the dark without their power equipment to make sure the job got done.

 Special thanks to Maxwell Flooring for donating the flooring, and to the Handyman of Anders & Co. for getting up at the crack of dawn to procure coffee and donuts, and then lunch, to feed our hard-working volunteer crew. We're so grateful such exceptional humans exist!


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 06, 2015, 01:30:11 PM
2 new feral kittens about 8 weeks old, 1 near starvation, were brought in to Tiny Kittens yesterday.  Shelly thinks they are probably brothers, and she thinks she knows who the mom and dad are.  

She named one of the kittens Cassidy, so sad!  He has 4 legs but only 2 front feet, his hind feet are gone, only stumps  :'(

Shelly spend at least an hour with them (she's still in there), feeding, weighing, taking temps and holding/petting to get them used to her.  

The first time she let him go, he walked away balancing on his front feet only, not dragging his hind legs, as I thought he would.  He's too sweet, and Shelly is a hero.

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 06, 2015, 01:38:37 PM
She will take Cassidy to the vet on Tuesday for x-rays and to test for any problems that they may have from living in the wild. 

She's already brainstorming ideas for how to help him get in and out of the litter box, and how to use it.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 06, 2015, 03:57:09 PM
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Shelly has already updated the TK FB page with a picture of Cassidy and Topper, and their story.


Meet Cassidy (right) and Topper (left), our new surprise guests at Tinykittens HQ. They're LIVE on the feral cam at http://tinykittens.com/feralcam (http://tinykittens.com/feralcam), and their story is incredible.

These two were spotted by the Property Owner at our feral cat colony, and he was alarmed to see Cassidy only had two feet! He immediately contacted me, and we spent the next two days devising various schemes to capture the pair. He put in many hours trying to catch the boys, and was finally successful yesterday evening.

He truly saved Cassidy's life, because at 8 weeks old Cassidy was unable to find enough food on his own and had been slowly starving to death. Upon arrival yesterday, Cassidy weighed less than Hiccup from our DreamWorks litter does at 4 weeks old. To have survived without his back feet for 8 weeks is a testament to what a little miracle Cassidy truly is.

We won't know if he was born without feet or if he lost his feet after birth until we get x-rays done on Tuesday. We do know that he is a tiny survivor, and we're going to do everything in our power to get him all fixed up. He manages to get around pretty well, walking on his front feet and lifting his back end into the air.

Cassidy's brother Topper is thin too, but not nearly as emaciated as Cassidy. Topper is very protective of his brother, and as the only two surviving kittens from their litter they clearly have a strong bond. Both boys were crawling with fleas when they arrived, but have been treated and dewormed so should be feeling better today.

The property owner believes these are Sigma's kittens, and Topper is the spitting image of Borg. Sigma was spayed a little over a week ago, but Borg is an owned cat that unfortunately has not been neutered, and remains at large. Look Sigma and Borg up at http://tinykittens.com/cats

These two little ones really highlight the need for the Langley Animal Protection Society (LAPS) ISOasis! All available ISO space at the shelter is full, and there would have been no way to safely accommodate Cassidy and Topper in addition to the many others they are already working overtime to care for. If I hadn't been able to quarantine them in the downstairs of TK HQ, I don't know what we would have done!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 07, 2015, 02:39:07 PM
Cassidy used the box by himself for the first time...Shelly was afraid he might just be incontinent and not able to feel the urge to go, but he's ok...it's just hard for him to get to the box in time sometimes.  She cut out a side of the box so it's level with their bed...he'll get to it, if he can.

He's eating, and has gained a little weight, his temp is going down and he's falling in love with Shelly...

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy/videos/98470398 (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy/videos/98470398)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 07, 2015, 09:38:49 PM
Shelly took Cassidy to the emergency vet tonight...he has an infection in his rear legs, his stumps.  At first the vet was ready to euthanize, but he doesn't know Shelly.  She would only do that if he was suffering, and no hope of recovery.

So Cassidy was admitted to hospital and is on IV antibiotics. She will call later and try to get an update.  1300 people on the chat there, all concerned and worried about this little creature...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 08, 2015, 04:41:32 AM
fingers crossed for little Cassidy
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 08, 2015, 05:26:47 AM
Thanks, Chuck.  Shelly gave an update in the middle of the night - I swear I don't know where that woman gets her energy.  Must be all the kitten therapy available from Tip's DreamWorks kittens at the moment.

Cass ate on his own and was sleeping.  The vet had to express his bladder, though, he didn't pee on his own.  He tested negative for FeLeuk and FIV.  She will pick him up this morning and take him to her regular vet, who works with Tiny Kittens, so she should have more info later.

Shelly took Cass's brother Topper to stay with her last night, even though he hasn't been tested for ringworm and she had to wear gown/lab coat and booties and gloves every time she went into their room.  She didn't want him to be alone, after being with Cass for 9 weeks.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 08, 2015, 07:54:21 AM
This picture is from Saturday, Topper on the left, Cassidy on the right.  He was named after Hopalong Cassidy, and Topper was Hopalong's horse.

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 08, 2015, 03:11:09 PM
Cass has been moved from ER vet to Mountain View vet.  He's getting IV fluids, antibiotics for his infection, and pain meds.  He's eating on his own, but still needs his bladder expressed for him, may be because of the infection and/or pain.

Shelly is being optimistic, "I don’t think Cassidy has given up, so I’m definitely not giving up on him."  She said she would only consider euthanasia if his quality of life is compromised, and she has lots of professional consultation for that.  

I'm pretty much in awe of Shelly, for everything she does for all these litters of kittens.  Right now 12 kittens, 5 from Tip who is nursing all, and 7 from Sisko, who was spayed and released back into her forest.  She's giving meds twice a day to a couple who have a minor infection, she spends time at least twice a day in with them socializing, and now getting kitten therapy, while Cass is in the hospital.

She's also socializing Cass's brother Topper, she's live on camera with him right now.  He was very, very afraid, and now he sits on her lap and is playing, maybe for the first time in his life.  He's healthy, eating and gaining weight, but he has to be isolated from the household until the PCR test for ringworm comes back.

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=f584d7b0c1df-035f37ec3-43681f0a-2ee000-f584d7b0c23d2&acc_id=14360746&medium=email (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=f584d7b0c1df-035f37ec3-43681f0a-2ee000-f584d7b0c23d2&acc_id=14360746&medium=email)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 08, 2015, 03:32:02 PM
Just saw this update on Tiny Kittens


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Cassidy update, Tues morning

As many of you know, our little Cassidy spent last night at the emergency vet. Both of his stumps were infected, and he hadn't urinated in several hours. I transferred him to Mountain View Veterinary Hospital first thing this morning, where he is now very comfortable and receiving the best possible care with lots of snuggles.

In addition to antibiotics, warmed IV fluids and pain meds, you can see tech Natalie (of Mr Magoo The Cat fame) finger-feeding him in this photo and he's loving it! The odds have been stacked against this little fighter since day one, but he fought his way to us and we are going to make sure he gets every chance to get back on his two adorable feet.

We won't know what his prognosis is for another day or two, so please keep him in your hearts, thoughts and prayers! In the meantime, get some kitten therapy from Tip and her 12 kittens at http://tinykittens.com/live (http://tinykittens.com/live)

I'm so grateful yet again for the dedication and love from the team at Mountain View. I also owe very big thank you to Shacara and the other techs at the emergency vet, who watched over Cassidy so lovingly throughout the night.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 08, 2015, 06:07:28 PM
awww so cute! hopefully the little guy will be on his feet again soon.

there is an adorable little nubby legged cat on instagram too!

https://instagram.com/lilbunnysueroux/

(https://scontent-sjc2-1.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-19/11312045_1102121069814462_1739889826_a.jpg)

so cute.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 08, 2015, 06:14:26 PM
Does anyone know anything about cat behavior ?
Info: Jack is nearly 2 years old neutered........"Ennis"..... I believe may be a bit younger male?? female?? neutered??.

My cat "Jack"....has found himself a cat friend....and I'm 99pr cent sure his friend is feral. He will come about within a 2 feet of me when I put some food down for him but he snarls and hisses if I just stretch my hand out to try and stroke him.He is black with a white chest and white whiskers. Very pretty.
They really play together and they sleep together in Jacks basket in the conservatory. Obviously he has no name but I have a Jack......I think I now have an Ennis !

The problem is.....Jack always used to love to sit on my lap and let me stroke him....and fuss him......but now that doesn't happen. He doesn't even want me/us to stroke him as he walks past us. This is not like Jack at all .
Could he be getting like his "friend" .....feral? I know "We" don't own cats....that they own us....but all of this is very out of character. Should I shoo "Ennis" away ? Any advice would be appreciated. :)

omg jack and ennis cats!!!

yes, i do believe that cats can "go feral" if that's what it is called. our two cats kallisto and ganymede were ferals that tamed up quite nicely (they would climb into our laps readily as kittens) but now that they are adults and soend more time outdoors they have become less sociable to humans. except when it's time for food. then they race right up... also, I have a feeling that when winter comes and it's colder outside, they will come inside more and spend time on our laps again!  ::)

glad to hear that jack and ennis are doing fine!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 08, 2015, 06:14:34 PM
Oh Jimmy, how precious is she!  

I'm hoping Cassidy can pull through all his immediate problems, then Shelly and the vets can decide what can be done for his feet.  
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 08, 2015, 06:21:23 PM
i have a feeling that once the infection clears, cassidy will get used to his missing feet. as you can see in the videos, @lilbunnysueroux gets along fine!!

maybe adopting cassidy (and his brother!!!) out to a house with plenty or carpeting or at least nice smooth floors (not rough slate, ya know) would be good. i would keep him indoors for safety. he could very well be at a disadvantage if chased by other animals and probably wouldn't be able to climb a tree to get away.



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 08, 2015, 06:47:01 PM
Cass is part of Tiny Kittens dot com, run by Shelly Roche.....she would NEVER allow a kitten to be adopted by someone who would let them outside.

She takes care of the feral colony in Langley BC, her whole existence is centered around getting people to spay and neuter.  She's awesome, a word I seldom use to describe people.

They trap, spay/neuter, and release cats back to the colony.  Right now she is taking care of 12 kittens, 5 born to a pet cat, Tip, who was abandoned when the owners found out she was pregnant, and 7 from a feral, Sisko, who she trapped and kept inside until she had the kittens.  She set up the room for Sisko with tree limbs and had dirt in the cat boxes, and taped sounds from her forest and played it 24 hours, so she would feel more at home.  On 9/3, Sisko was spayed and released back to the colony, and Tip is raising all 12 kittens, with Shelly's help.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 08, 2015, 06:59:13 PM
Another update (although I realize this is mostly only for me)...Shelly picked Cassidy up from Mt. View vet, he's back home.  She was just in with the DreamWorks kittens for a minute to let everyone know, then she left to settle Cass in and set up the broadcast so we can see him.  I'm sure she'll give full details then, but it certainly sounds hopeful.  He must be off IV fluids if he was allowed to come home...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 08, 2015, 07:38:13 PM
She's got the Cassidy cam up and running.  Poor little mite, his hind legs are bandaged and his front leg has an IV drip that is bandaged, too.  She's just holding him...

Current schedule for tonight, catheter flush at 9, antibiotics at 2am.

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 09, 2015, 07:49:57 PM
awww, poor thing!

if i were her i'd shut the damn video camera off and let the little guy get some sleep!

those lights and the noise can't be very relaxing for the little kitten.  :P

but I suppose she's doing this raise money?



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 10, 2015, 03:53:34 AM
she turned the camera off that night.  From what I've seen, her focus is what is best for the cats/kittens.

 he went back to the vet yesterday morning and spent the day there, changing bandages and getting pain meds and antibiotics.  she brought him home last night and set up the cam for an update and best news of the day: he peed by himself!  That's a huge obstacle overcome.  If he had a congenital problem like that it would be a huge problem in addition to all his others.

As for raising money, she never asks.  It is a non-profit and people donate all the time.  One couple paid his emergency vet bill in full the other day.  I'm not sure how much time, if any, she spends fundraising.  I know she has a few volunteers that help with the colony, feeding, etc.  The FB page has 1.5 million followers.

https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens (https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 10, 2015, 04:52:13 AM
^^^

oh good. i watched the live feed for about 30 minutes
off and on and just thought the cat needed some peace
and quiet. but i'm glad cassidy is getting the care he needs!

omg with 1.5 million fans, the entertainment better be good!  ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 10, 2015, 06:03:37 AM
There's a lot of crazy cat people out there!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 10, 2015, 11:07:18 AM
l'm watching a live feed now, and I must admit I wish she would give him a break.  She said he had moved around in the room (I haven't watched the DVR yet).  when I started watching she was syringe-feeding him, and now he's exhausted, but she's going to change his bandages.  I don't think it would hurt to let him nap awhile and then change...but I'm just being an annoying back-seat driver, I guess...I'm not making any comments on chat, though, just to the dogs - they're telling me to mind my own business...thanks, guys...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 10, 2015, 12:33:07 PM
CCP, hahaha!!

yes, i was reading the live chat, or trying! it moves sooo fast!

we need to start a "let cassidy rest!" campaign  >:D

ugh, vets. love/hate affairs.

my cat was attacked by a raccoon a while back. back hock broken with bone sticking out, other leg with a huge cut, inside of her back thigh gaping open, many stitches required for that. insane! two different vets.

the first one said the injury was a snap, no problemo, we will set it and forget it,

they gave her a huuuge cast/wrap the side of a turkey leg for the broken leg, wtf. it's standard, etc etc. every five days, a check up. first follow up she gets a new cast, leg looks good, next follow up, same cast, leg seems fine. THIRD follow up, i get a call from the vet. her voice is shaky. VERY :D odd sounding. she says, "well, the bone didn't set, it looks like it isn't in the joint like we thought it was, but luckily there isn't any infection. but your cat is doing fine, we put a new cast on, you can come pick her up...". wtf.

so i drive to the veterinary hospital, i won't say which one it is but it's on the mokolumne river, lol, and i ask to talk to doctor X. "oh, she's not in" they say. wtf. then this lady comes out, assistant x. she says she was there during the rewrap. she brings out my cat, new cast, even bigger than the first. she explains that they hoped to secure the leg a bit more, to help the bone stay in place so it doesn't move anymore than it had. so i ask how much moved, and she tells me that it was basically back in the same place it was when i brought her in. whaaat?  it was sticking out a half inch or more from the skin, how is it going to heal? how will the skin cover it up?

she tells me the skin ISNT covering it up anymore, that it will heal with the bone sticking out, that cats are super resilient and that she will get used to having a leg without any joint mobility, that she will just have to be careful when jumping down off of things, and that i should probably keep her now as an indoor house cat, hopefully in carpeted rooms where there isn't much high furniture as the possibility of re-breaking the joint was high, now that the bone had fused out of place like it did. wtf?

THEN!!! she tells me that if my cat does happen to re-break the leg, that they would recommend amputation, and (super cheerful voice) that cats with three legs are quite common and that i would be amazed how well a three legged cat can get along! which is true, but still...

so i hold up my hand and say haaaaiiilll to the naw!  >:( (i love it when i have the opportunity to act like a pissed off black woman.) so i ask assistant X what my other option was and she said there was a guy in a nearby town that could help me, and so i'm like, then gimme his digits, bitch!

second vet, dr W (for wonderful) tells me that due to the dryness of the distended bone and the way the skin had healed it looked like the leg bone had been in the wrong (sticking out) position for about 3 weeks. so basically it had popped out of place after the first rewrap!

my poor cat! already a month with that huge turkey leg and the whole process was going to start over again. luckily the second cast was much smaller. cat could actually move around and use the cat box. dr W pinned her leg and after 3 weeks, he took it out. the leg has about 90% mobility now and jumps around pretty much like before, but she has mellowed out. she probably knows better to avoid a raccoon.

the dr said a raccoon probably attacked her because a coyote or dog wouldn't have let her escape after being attacked. we did have a mother raccoon and her baby living in the barn for a while, so i imagine my curious cat did have an encounter.

anyway...  i should post a pic. i'll try to find the turkey leg....  ::) :D


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 10, 2015, 12:46:52 PM
Have had no internet for a week, but now following Cassidy's progress with interest.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 10, 2015, 12:53:11 PM

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/gnashsang/image_244.jpg)

io kitty and her stupid turkey leg.
she wore this for three weeks!


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 10, 2015, 01:05:07 PM
Poor Io!

We had a cat, Polly, who became much more affectionate after a serious accident.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 10, 2015, 01:05:08 PM

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/gnashsang/image_245.jpg)

io kitty and the nice new
and improved cast.

+ dr W's hand  :D


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 10, 2015, 01:22:04 PM
Poor Io!

We had a cat, Polly, who became much more affectionate after a serious accident.

oh sara,,,, you're back!!

yep, io has changed, but is still affectionate as she ever was. she came through the leg ordeal, and once healed she went on a "screw what you say, i'm going to stay outside night and day" campaign that lasted about three months. then she got an abscess on her cheek, probably from a spider bite, that swelled up. when that burst (omg grossness) and healed (we used colloidal silver, nothing else) she has decided to stay inside.

well, inside the outdoor cat enclosure, which is fairly large. the other cats run free during the day but io just stays inside, even tho the gate is open.

i think she decided that she's had enough of outside life! between raccoon attacks, spider bites, thistles and burrs, and chance encounters with feral cats, not to mention a busy roadway out front... she stays close to the food bowls now.  :)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 10, 2015, 04:37:36 PM
oh my God how could they send her home with that thing?  Animals put up with so much from humans...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 11, 2015, 01:09:45 AM
My garden has quite a high wall and fence, and Alice is too fat to jump up or squeeze through the gate, which I'm quite pleased about. Sukie does get out, and is sometimes waiting on the other side of the road for my car to return. She seems to know the sound of it. The road is not very busy, but of course she just might have an accident. I just couldn't keep her in though. At our old farmhouse she used to wander a long way across the fields.

They both adapted very quickly to the more restricted surroundings here though. But I'd like a little bridge so that they could cross the river into the field opposite.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 11, 2015, 01:59:27 AM
oh my God how could they send her home with that thing?  Animals put up with so much from humans...

that's exactly what I thought! I couldn't understand why she had to give io that giant turkey leg! I don't think she knew what she was doing! but whatever, they're a vet clinic my in-laws used for decades. the business did change ownership recently, so maybe that's where it went wrong.  eh whatevs,,, we just won't use them anymore.

luckily we found a very nice doctor much closer, and his name even sounds cool: dr. walker! lol I like his no-nonsense approach when dealing with animals. he's a great teacher as well! he will send his clients home with instructions to do things for themselves. with the recent abscess on io's cheek, he suggested we we should learn how to heal them ourselves since it's a fairly common occurrence with farm cats. so we did! we lanced it and it burst (and we grossed out) and we had to remove fur and dead skin, but she seemed to trust us fully, and she healed beautifully!!


ooh, i better check in on cassidy!  ;)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 11, 2015, 02:19:02 AM
My garden has quite a high wall and fence, and Alice is too fat to jump up or squeeze through the gate, which I'm quite pleased about. Sukie does get out, and is sometimes waiting on the other side of the road for my car to return. She seems to know the sound of it. The road is not very busy, but of course she just might have an accident. I just couldn't keep her in though. At our old farmhouse she used to wander a long way across the fields.

They both adapted very quickly to the more restricted surroundings here though. But I'd like a little bridge so that they could cross the river into the field opposite.

lol!!! i can almost imagine Alice trying (and failing) to squeeze through the gate and jump up the wall!  it sounds like they have a nicely green and varied area to explore and enjoy. the cat bridge is a good idea! it doesn't have to be elaborate, or even human sized. sometimes even a board will do. i like catladders (https://instagram.com/catladders/) on IG,,, i love the interesting methods for cats to get from upper unit apartments to the street below.

our cats have almost limitless area to explore. there's a busy road, no fences, and the canal is a quarter mile away. but they stay fairly close to home. they know the sound of an opening can and come running at dinnertime!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 11, 2015, 04:10:09 AM
lol!!! i can almost imagine Alice trying (and failing) to squeeze through the gate and jump up the wall!  it sounds like they have a nicely green and varied area to explore and enjoy. the cat bridge is a good idea! it doesn't have to be elaborate, or even human sized. sometimes even a board will do. i like catladders (https://instagram.com/catladders/) on IG,,, i love the interesting methods for cats to get from upper unit apartments to the street below.

our cats have almost limitless area to explore. there's a busy road, no fences, and the canal is a quarter mile away. but they stay fairly close to home. they know the sound of an opening can and come running at dinnertime!

The bridge is not possible, unfortunately, though I'd love it for me too (don't know what the farmer would think!). It's a 12 foot drop from the top of the wall to the river, and more than that to the other side. And a 10 minute walk through the town to get there - I do go and clear away stuff from the opposite bank sometimes, after a flood. but can't take the cats sadly. They used to love their walks through our own fields....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 11, 2015, 11:17:41 AM
Shelly's on with Cassidy now, much improvement.  He crawled on his own a few feet to see Dawn, a volunteer, then made it clear he wanted to sit in her lap.  Timestamp on the DVR is 20:32

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy)

He's also eating on his own from a bowl instead of being syringe-fed, and it was getting packed down, Shelly said "do you want me to fluff your food for you?"  You gotta love somebody who fluffs food for a sick kitty...

He gained weight, he's at 546 gms.  He's going to Mt View vet for check up this afternoon.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 11, 2015, 02:51:06 PM
Shelly's on with Cassidy now, much improvement.  He crawled on his own a few feet to see Dawn, a volunteer, then made it clear he wanted to sit in her lap.  Timestamp on the DVR is 20:32

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy)

He's also eating on his own from a bowl instead of being syringe-fed, and it was getting packed down, Shelly said "do you want me to fluff your food for you?"  You gotta love somebody who fluffs food for a sick kitty...

He gained weight, he's at 546 gms.  He's going to Mt View vet for check up this afternoon.



oh, this is great news, weight gains are always a good sign! he deserves to have his food fluffed! he's so frickin cute... i would probably call him "wobbles" if he was mine, lol.
 



btw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!
you're lucky it's on a friday, whoohoo!! i hope your day is awesome!  :-*  :-*
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 11, 2015, 03:02:53 PM
oh, Cassidy is sleeping right now on live cam, that's good. I like the new room set up!

question, did they ever find out what happened to his legs? was he born that way, or did an animal chew them off? a shovel attack, or what?

two of our feral rescues were barn kittens, rescued from a farm. after we adopted them we found out that the farmer had let loose his dogs to kill the feral cats. the two kittens we rescued saw their mother and siblings being killed before the farmer's wife put a stop to it and brought the terrified kittens to the vet.

needless to say, they are very skittish around people, especially when people walk by or move toward them, and when a dog comes around they absolutely freak out.  :P

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 11, 2015, 04:43:52 PM
I just checked the cam, they must be at the vet.  But you're right, the room looks adorable, like a kitten nursery  :)

Did you see the DVR where he made his way over to Dawn?  Too cute to describe!

Thanks for the birthday wishes - no plans, just chill this weekend and watch Cass...oh brother, I gotta get out more.........
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 11, 2015, 05:03:09 PM
oh my God, DVR at 42:12, he crawls over to Shelly to be picked up! 

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 11, 2015, 05:48:15 PM
the little leg nubbins!

hmmmm, i can't seem to navigate backwards to see things on the live feed but I did see him walking the other day, and I saw her helping him walk by lifting his hindquarters, we had to do that with io.

i see that cassidy's legs are bandaged nicely.... they wrappings are not overly HUGE!

so was he just born that way, a congenital defect?

or did his back feet get cut off somehow?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 11, 2015, 09:09:13 PM
just watched an update after the vet, here's the Cliff Notes version, the PSA posted: lot of pus in 1 stump & a little in other, antibiotics x3/day & draining stump x2 w/ pain meds; culture taken- 2-3 days for results; low temp, lighter bandages; good appetite-weight 551g;overall he is better.

The vet thinks the umbilical cord was wrapped around his hind feet and the mom cat may have bit them along with the cord.  Apparently it doesn't look like a congenital problem, but one that happened after he was born.  I can't think about stuff like that.  Thank God there are others that can do that...I have other qualities, though  :)

Shelly said she was very excited on her way to the vet, that he had moved around and eaten on his own, then to see that his wounds were so infected...but she's going to drain the wounds herself and do whatever she needs to do to see that he has the best chance for a long healthy life.  Such a long road for them both, and they're only at the beginning.  I can't imagine that she would ever be able to give him up to adopt out, but she isn't looking that far ahead right now.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 12, 2015, 05:16:04 PM
Today's PSA: PSA vet this AM, bone exposed thru staples overnight; less pus, restapled, bandaged below knee. Will need enclosed area. White blood cell count improving; overall blood work much better


Quite a day.  Early this morning after Shelly was with him for about an hour and then got him tucked in, his brother Topper broke into the room and wanted to play, but way too rough for Cass, snarling and hissing and lots of tiny woes from Cassidy.  I had to leave to get my dog to the groomer, but all is well...just hard to watch, as Cass is just defenseless, and Topper was very rough with him...

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 12, 2015, 05:22:15 PM
From tiny kittens FB page.

The link has a short video of him eating all by himself...

Our tiny ‪#‎bipawd‬ ‪#‎MiracleKitten‬ Cassidy made such great progress today! He had his first meal eating on his own without being syringe fed, and he sat up all by himself to eat it! He even did a tiny bit of grooming when he was done. He is clearly feeling better every day, and I could not be more thrilled. He is still not out of the woods, but he is hitting big milestones and getting stronger, which is all we can hope for at this point.


https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens (https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 13, 2015, 01:34:25 AM
I was thinking, it's a pity he's a boy, as he'll probably have a bigger, heavier build than a girl (judging by the boy/girl twin cats that I've known).
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 13, 2015, 05:07:00 AM
Hi Sara,
with his unfortunate start in life I don't think he's going to be very big, although he is making progress.  This morning he was 601 gms, while the low end of average kitten weight for his age is about 725.  He does seems to have a good appetite, but the fact that he's on pain meds through the night, might keep him asleep instead of getting up to snack, so he only eats when Shelly feeds him.

Shelly is going to be at BBQ Off The Bypass today, for donations and to talk about kitten reality TV.  I hope it's covered by local TV, I think Cassidy would make a great story, and would be great to get the word out about her charity...

This morning's PSA: PSA: Overall Cassidy is doing fine, enjoying food and gaining weight, bloodwork showing signs of improvement, crated so movement restricted so hopefully won't pull bandages off, Topper in room also

Sounds like she left an alarm clock ticking in the room, very dark and quiet, he's getting some good rest.
http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy)


ETA: I just said that, and a few minutes later he's awake and eating by himself...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 13, 2015, 05:28:05 AM
The little soul... He really does look as if he's doing very well.  Just as long as he can have a comfortable life with a loving owner....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 13, 2015, 08:27:01 AM
Love...Cass looking up at Shelly

(http://i0.wp.com/www.beasone.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cassidy4.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 13, 2015, 09:51:53 AM
Tears in eyes...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 13, 2015, 07:36:22 PM
Shelly has a harness on Cass and is walking him around

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy?logged_in=1442160057 (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy?logged_in=1442160057)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 14, 2015, 05:20:14 AM
There's a video right under the live stream called "Cassidy Gets Revenge".  If you had told me a week ago that he'd be doing this, I wouldn't have believed it...


http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 14, 2015, 06:03:44 AM
that's very strange about the umbilical cord!  :o

she should totally use colloidal silver on his stumps, they would heal much faster!

topper needs a chill pill.... hahaha
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 14, 2015, 07:26:48 AM
I don't know, Jimmy.  I didn't see any sites saying it's safe. other than the ones selling it.  Mayo Clinic, Quackwatch & WedMD say it's not...

Colloidal silver is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth, applied to the skin, or injected intravenously (by IV).
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 14, 2015, 02:59:14 PM
Good day for fundraising yesterday.

We wanted to do a special shout out for Otter Coop for really committing to #donutsforkittens and going above and beyond.

Long story short – we (BOTB team) screwed up the electrical requirements for the Otter Coop mini donut machine but we didn’t find out until Sunday morning that there was a problem. Mike, the Otter manager went into plan-B mode and sent the fryer back to the coop. He then arranged a donut shuttle system. Fresh, hot donuts were sent to the site every hour all day long. Otter raised $625 selling mini donuts and ALL of it goes to TinyKittens.


http://bbqoffthebypass.com/ (http://bbqoffthebypass.com/)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 14, 2015, 03:40:58 PM
she got a GoPro camera, he's truckin all over the place..

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=f584d7b0c1df-035f37ec3-43681f0a-2ee000-f584d7b0c23d2&acc_id=14360746&medium=email&logged_in=1442236644&logged_in=1442245294 (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=f584d7b0c1df-035f37ec3-43681f0a-2ee000-f584d7b0c23d2&acc_id=14360746&medium=email&logged_in=1442236644&logged_in=1442245294)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 14, 2015, 04:47:16 PM
I don't know, Jimmy.  I didn't see any sites saying it's safe. other than the ones selling it.  Mayo Clinic, Quackwatch & WedMD say it's not...

Colloidal silver is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth, applied to the skin, or injected intravenously (by IV).


omg... please... colloidal silver is safer than tylenol!   :D

doesn't quackwatch say that chiropractic medicine is a sham? is so, talk to the hand.  ::)

i've been using colloidal silver for years now. it's great for cuts, as an antibacterial agent.

it's great for sore throats too. and sinusitis. and itchy eyes from allergies.

my vet recommended it for io's abscess and it healed very quickly. he says he finds wounds heal twice as fast with colloidal silver as opposed to other ointments like betadine. it WORKS.

i once got a nasty gash on the back of my hand and applied CS and a bandage. the next day i lifted the bandage to peek and there was a faint pink line. no scabbing, no itching, NO infection, and now there is no scar! (and i scar easily!) it's amazing stuff.

the remarkable thing about it is that it's like water. you wonder how it can possibly work. but if you read more about it you will find how effective and safe it is. you should try it for yourself.  don't be scared by the scare tactics within the medical community. you will see reports of how it will turn your skin blue... that guy was a fool, he drank it by the gallon and wasn't drinking the right kind.

unfortunately, there are some people that believe everything they're told... sigh.

quackwatch, lol. :D

don't trust the pharmaceutical industry.

they will say and do anything to sell pills.



btw, people that raise horses report excellent results with CS too. i've talked to ranchers around here that use it to heal wounds on their livestock. these aren't new age hippie berkeley types either. they use it because it works.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 14, 2015, 05:23:37 PM
sorry, I'm not an MD or vet, just did a quick google search on it.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 14, 2015, 05:40:56 PM
Cass just came back from a big walkies, and Shelly is fluffing his food for him.

He was also so ferocious that he bit Shelly earlier today, while she was trying to get his walking harness on him...

Temp is 38.5, perfect.


http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=f584d7b0c1df-035f37ec3-43681f0a-2ee000-f584d7b0c23d2&acc_id=14360746&medium=email&logged_in=1442236644&logged_in=1442245294 (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=f584d7b0c1df-035f37ec3-43681f0a-2ee000-f584d7b0c23d2&acc_id=14360746&medium=email&logged_in=1442236644&logged_in=1442245294)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 14, 2015, 07:43:15 PM
sorry, I'm not an MD or vet, just did a quick google search on it.

well, you may want to check it out, if only for your dogs or cats.

it's a great, safe way to prevent infection. and they won't get sick by licking it off, like other ointments might.



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 15, 2015, 04:13:38 AM
Youtube - Tiny Kittens Cassidy, Rocky theme song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40FvAmhpJRE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40FvAmhpJRE)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 15, 2015, 04:24:52 AM
From TinyKittens facebook page, about the BBQ Off the Bypass on Sunday.  Shelly is on the right.


A huge, HUGE thank mew to the lovely ladies who helped make today's BBQ off the Bypass event a huge success and a super fun day benefitting rescue kittens! Kim of Leopard, Bobcat and Big Brother Jager, Meghan of Anders & Co., Foster Mom Jules, Foster Mom Alicia and Lynda Tyler of Holly Elementary all gave up their entire Sunday (and more) to man the tents and talk to people about our rescue work.

We don't know the total yet, but we know SO MANY cats and kittens will be helped because of everyone's generosity at the event today!
 Special thanks to Kimsies for stepping in and taking charge of so many things this week so I could focus on Cassidy... there's no way I would have managed without you! And thanks to Keith too. And CARL. And Bobbles, LEE LEE and Jager.




(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11988266_922406201167578_6469645397795479957_n.jpg?oh=d216570745f323c2ac8beda0464398b1&oe=56A91935)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 15, 2015, 04:42:16 AM
19 seconds of adorableness

Cassidy says it's lap time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jlUcvoeAwo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jlUcvoeAwo)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 15, 2015, 05:05:42 AM
Update on Cassidy, test results back: infection is E Coli, will continue antibiotics, be hopeful but cautious 9-15-2015

https://www.facebook.com/tinykittenscatpack/timeline/ (https://www.facebook.com/tinykittenscatpack/timeline/)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 15, 2015, 04:32:54 PM
new pic of Cassidy

Someone from Handicapped Pets Canada is there to meet Cassidy and see if he's big enough to be fitted for a tiny wheelchair to use in the short term.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12038138_923402581067940_1302047026954227191_n.jpg?oh=eaeb05411688537e76a10425168be918&oe=569E919C)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on September 15, 2015, 05:03:43 PM
Lots of updates on here about Cassidy. So pleased he is doing well.

My update is about the feral kitten (about 7 months old) who came into our lives some weeks ago.
He has the same markings as Cassidy !!
Our patience and persistence has been rewarded. Last night "Charlie" gingerly came and sat on
my lap. It was only a few days ago that he allowed me stroke his head for the first time.
He seems to have adopted us !!

Jack looked a bit peeved when he saw Charlie on my lap. Just hope he can learn to share !! :)


ps. still not sure if it is a male or female cat. It won't let me hold him to check. So "Charlie ...could be a Charlotte".
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 15, 2015, 05:12:51 PM
that's real progress, for him (or her) to sit on your lap, good job.  Your patience has paid off, the fact that you didn't rush it and let him make the first move will go a long way in getting him to trust you.

I probably update on Cassidy too much, but no harm I guess.  And the changes are almost daily.  He just got measured for a mini-wheelchair a few minutes ago, it should be ready in about a week...a lot going on for the little guy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 15, 2015, 07:15:18 PM
awww, what a cutie! wobbles lol

reminds me of my ganymede kitty a little...

here's something related:

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/gnashsang/image_256.jpg)


he looks happy!   :D


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 15, 2015, 07:27:06 PM
Lots of updates on here about Cassidy. So pleased he is doing well.

My update is about the feral kitten (about 7 months old) who came into our lives some weeks ago.
He has the same markings as Cassidy !!
Our patience and persistence has been rewarded. Last night "Charlie" gingerly came and sat on
my lap. It was only a few days ago that he allowed me stroke his head for the first time.
He seems to have adopted us !!

Jack looked a bit peeved when he saw Charlie on my lap. Just hope he can learn to share !! :)


ps. still not sure if it is a male or female cat. It won't let me hold him to check. So "Charlie ...could be a Charlotte".

haha! our little girl kitty yoda "morphed" into a boy a couple of weeks ago.  ;D

glad that charlie is making strides. i found that playing with the ferals helps bring them out of their shells. (all our cats were ferals!) using a string with something "mousey" on the end that's crinkly and makes noise is good, they will chase that and you can drag the mouse across your lap and wotnot to get them accustomed to your body. a hand under a blanket works too.

and of course, FOOD. lol. they respond well to treats!



if charlie is indeed a male, you could change his name to ennis.

then maybe you will have jack and ennis sitting on your lap one day.  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on September 16, 2015, 01:52:51 PM
                                                         ^^^

I did want the name Ennis be *it* male or female......but all of my family let out an audible groan !!!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 16, 2015, 05:36:39 PM
Maybe they would get used to it?  It's not a bad name at all, very American West-ish...idk, I made that up.


Cassidy's fever was elevated this morning.  This is from the TK FB page

We got the results back from his bacterial culture and sensitivity, and his E. Coli infection is resistant to Doxycycline and one of the two ingredients in the Clavamox. His temp is slightly elevated today, and he's a little more subdued than normal, but we are switching to a new antibiotic this evening so I am hoping that helps.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on September 16, 2015, 06:30:12 PM
I'm away for 2 weeks as from tomorrow. I hope there is good news when I get back.
Fingers crossed for Cassidy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 19, 2015, 01:21:53 AM



(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/gnashsang/image_10.jpeg)

a feral cat my FIL feeds

i call him ginger roger  :)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 19, 2015, 08:30:23 AM
awww sweet, he looks very peaceful and trusting...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 19, 2015, 01:16:30 PM
yes, but very skittish! he will not let anyone touch him or come within a few feet. i was at the top of the stairs when taking this pic, when I put my foot on the second step he ran off. but he's less skittish is there is food involved  ;D

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 19, 2015, 02:02:38 PM
he's less skittish is there is food involved  ;D


^^^
Me, too...


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on September 19, 2015, 02:12:41 PM
I know, I know: this may seem unkind.  Except to people like me who mourn the disappearance of the varied thrush couple who came this spring, and the little finches of some sort whose nest in the camillia never got finished, and the bits of fluff and feathers in the yard.  Even robins - and there have always been robins - are absent now.  I no longer put out feed for birds - it's luring them to their deaths.  "Silent Spring" has a new meaning in the backyards of my neighborhood.

Our local humane society is even participating in a "Spay and Release" program, with the aim of preventing more kittens but turning the neutered wild felines loose again to  roam free, sans the burdens of motherhood.

Cats are prey animals, and they're not indigenous.  They can be charming individuals, and can brighten  lives.  But left to their own devices outdoors - even if they're technically "house cats" and not feral, and even if well-fed in the kitchen -  they still hunt.

They're not in danger of disappearing.  But our songbirds are. 

Have a heart, and a little more thought, guys.  Please.


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 19, 2015, 04:29:55 PM
I'm not sure how I feel about "spay and release".....yes, it does stop future generations from being born, and the original cat, being feral, most likely can't be domesticated, and it's either release them or kill them.

I do agree, cats in the wild can damage the population of local wildlife. 

I think that the perception of cats is changing, that they are not 'outdoor' animals, and if domesticated, should be kept indoors.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 19, 2015, 05:24:26 PM
I can see your point.  The tiny kittens feral colony in BC does trap, neuter and release, but volunteers also put out food twice a day, provide shelter at the colony, get them vaccinated and treated for ringworm and other diseases/injuries; and though some of the cats will get close to humans, they are still not adoptable.  

As prey animals, they will still have the instinct to hunt, but it's not for survival.  They have live cams in the colony and have video of a housecat who is not fixed, and has probably fathered many litters there.  I think the organization has spoken to the owners, they only let the cat out at night.  It's my opinion that if he's off his owner's property, he's fair game to trap and neuter, but I don't think the organization will do that.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Castro on September 19, 2015, 06:54:44 PM
I'll continue my feral rant:  there's cat-poop in my neglected flowerbeds, and fleas abound.  My little dog patrols her the fenced back yard quite seriiously, and though she gets regular flea treatments, the insects can still hop aboard and survive briefly. (They get in the house too.)  Years ago, when the roaming cat l population was smaller,  one of my cairns had her eye sewn shut for a couple of weeks because she took on one that was a better fighter than she.  Small mutt Lizzy has ineffectual teeth (probably inherited from a shitsu) and is probably outweighed by a couple of the ferals. Her late-night outing has to be on-leash now, because if she discovers a cat lurking around and manages to tree it or drive it to the top of the fence she'll wake the whole damn neighborhood; she takes her guard duties pretty seriously.  And I'm in my mid-eighties,and when that happens I have to lurch around with a cane and her leash and a flashlight clenched in my own teeth.  A little late-night comedy that nobody appreciates...


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 19, 2015, 07:49:33 PM
despite what people think, i'm not really a cat person... :D i vowed to never again have a cat after our cats sebastian and mioux mioux died about 5 years ago. i'm actually allergic to cats. but my BF came to the ranch about a year before me and ended up saving a feral kitty, io, and the rest is history....  ::)

we had a huge problem with ferals here at the ranch about 15 years ago. i remember driving up for a visit and feral cats (15-20 of them at a time) would literally drop from the trees like ripe fruit, thinking the owner was getting home and was going to feed them. there were around 50 feral cats that my FIL was feeding.

fortunately for us (unfortunately for them) they were hit by feline leukemia and most died off...  i know that's cold but c'mon, FIL was feeding a colony and doing nothing to control them. it was out of control.

so...  we are down to 5 ferals at the ranch (all males, remarkably) and that seems manageable. they do MOUSE, however, so that's one plus. mice are a smaller nuisance... and can also spread disease.

the fleas. UGH. tell me about it. california is known as the land of the fleas. i guess it's the climate. if there is a god, why the f**k did he make fleas? ???  i've heard cat fleas differ from dog fleas so if your dog gets bit, at least they're not going to reproduce from your dog's blood. apparently cat fleas need cat blood to breed... i'm not sure how that works.

and the catshit... yes. NO.

every once in a while i will see some bird feathers around here from a kill... sometimes blue jay feathers. so pretty. the other day, i saw four cats feeding on a rabbit that they had caught. i guess that's okay tho, the wild rabbits can get out of hand.

we have a bird feeder way up high above the cat's reach and the bird bath is suspended from cables. but the cats are predators, like you say, and will even try to catch hummingbirds.

my friend in osaka, japan says the feral/wild cats in her city is out of control. they are everywhere and there isn't much being done about it. the awareness is low. people put out food for them, feeling sorry for the kittens, but they just keep breeding.

she did tell me something interesting, that may help you and your flowerbeds, castro. the japanese place plastic bottles of water (recycled i assume) with the labels off of them to deter cats from going into their flowerbeds. i don't know how it works but apparently the sunlight on the bottles makes it uncomfortable for cats or something. in her pics of the city streets you see little outdoor gardens in front of houses (tiny as they are, since this is a crowded japanese city) and there are always bottles of water in the gardens and planter boxes... don't know if it works tho.


also, castro, i suggest you get one of them new fangled head lamps... it could save your teeth! :D ;)


sorry to hear about your cairn's eye, too... poor thing. :(

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 20, 2015, 07:38:31 AM
As with anything regarding animals, it's ultimately the fault of human beings.  Cats have a natural instinct to hunt, if they're let outside they will follow their instinct.  If cats use your flower beds as a litter box, your only fair recourse is to try to deal with the being with the larger brain, and hope they use it.  It's just like with unruly children that parents won't or can't control...

I overheard a woman at work on Friday telling a story about her son's 80 pound puppy (I'm sure she's exaggerating - for some reason, people like to think that their 50 lb dog is really probably 80).  She said he had no manners, so she took off her shoe and hit him, and he sat down.  Of course, anyone would sit if you hit them.  

She is constantly trying to impress the men around her with "virtues" that she thinks they will like, such as owning many guns, hunting, going to shooting shows.  There's nothing inherently wrong with these things, but she uses them as a "look at me" kind of thing.  She thought it was ridiculous that people were upset when that clown shot Cecil the lion.  She's a freak, and a perfect example of why I prefer animals.

ETA: Castro, I love that your dog patrols her yard, and that she does such a good job!  My Rottweiler would do that too; if I had to board him overnight, the first thing he would do when he got home was, very methodically, start at one side, walk up the hill and along the fence line, down the other side to the street and walk the fence there, to make sure all was well. 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 20, 2015, 08:51:28 AM
omg that cecil the lion killer, uggghhhh... such a sad story.  :P

how interesting about your rottweiler! they're such a protective and smart animals. we had a rottie as a neighbor once and she was adorable. i loved how she would lay down on her stomach, with back legs splayed out like chicken drumsticks lol.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on September 24, 2015, 05:08:10 PM
I probably update on Cassidy too much, but no harm I guess.  And the changes are almost daily.  He just got measured for a mini-wheelchair a few minutes ago, it should be ready in about a week...a lot going on for the little guy.

You can update on Cassidy any time you want.

:)

I went to the website today, he's wearing the harness for his wheels.  He's not liking the harness right now, but he'll get used to it.  lol
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 25, 2015, 06:11:07 AM
Hi Chuck, isn't he making huge progress?  Even just from the first picture I posted here, you can tell the difference.

I've been keeping an eye on him all week, and he's doing so much better.  Shelly lets him play with his brother Topper, but she holds Topper so they both can only use their front feet to "fight", and it's a fair fight.  But you're right, he didn't like the harness at first - part of it might have been that it was put on backwards!  She fixed it, and later he fell asleep wearing it.  

This is his first set of wheels, (and his favorite toy, the blue carrot) and an update from Tiny Kittens FB page....I'd love the see the 3D printer wheelie.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12043032_1025032817518461_2754373754567238876_n.jpg?oh=9b5e3ad9e11ad7bb7172262013b8d73b&oe=56A59673)


This morning, bipawd ‪#‎MiracleKitten‬ Cassidy got to try out this ‪#‎TinyWheelchair‬ built just for him by Andrew from HandicappedPetsCanada.com!

Cassidy was on the verge of starvation when he was rescued, so his tiny muscles need to get stronger before he'll be able to get going at full speed, but we're pretty excited!

We also received a handmade tiny wheelchair/kitten chariot from a viewer named Gerritt (live long and prosper), and we have the super cool 3D printed wheelchair made by Josh and Isaiah, two students at Walnut Grove Secondary School. All three devices will be made available to other tiny animals in need in the future, so all three will be put to good use! We know how blessed we are to have such a generous and supportive community behind Cassidy, and we would love to help other little ones that might not otherwise get their chance for a happy life.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 25, 2015, 11:01:11 AM
Cass had to go to the vet today, so Shelly set up the camera close to the cat TV app she has for him on the ipad.........now 700 people are watching cat TV!  Butterflies, atm...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 25, 2015, 11:05:07 AM
pretty adorable

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/12036867_927434720664726_7302873416165444773_n.jpg?oh=3deaad103079ad671d4ac607fbcedf76&oe=56A530D6)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on September 25, 2015, 02:08:11 PM
Lovely picture!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 25, 2015, 03:37:50 PM
soo cute!

he looks like a little chariot in that get up!  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 25, 2015, 06:09:22 PM
80 year old man in Texas lives at a dead end street and people are always abandoning dogs there. He takes them in, feeds them, gets vet card for them and built a doggy train for them to take them to the creek once a week, because they like to get out.

http://abc7.com/pets/texas-man-builds-doggie-train-for-rescued-dogs/1000858/

The cars are built out of plastic 50 gallon drums, cut out for the dogs and the wheels are two wheeled dollies. 

How wonderful!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 26, 2015, 04:10:39 PM
Jimmy, Shelly does call it the kitten chariot!

Below is the link showing his first steps in his chariot without help, background music "Eye of the Tiger"!

Bipawd ‪#‎MiracleKitten‬ Cassidy takes his first steps in his new wheelchair -- totally unassisted. Just amazing. heart emoticon

This tiny feral kitten lost both back legs when he was born, and somehow managed to survive for nine weeks in the forest. It is a medical miracle that he survived even a day with such severe injuries, let alone nine weeks. His little body had just about given out from starvation and infection by the time we rescued him, but he never gave up!

Thanks to the team at Mountain View Veterinary Hospital for giving Cassidy the chance he fought so hard for, and to Andrew at HandicappedPetsCanada.com for making the tiniest wheelchair he's ever made just so Cassidy wouldn't have to wait to feel the wind in his glorious floof.

And our heartfelt thanks to those who have donated for Cassidy's medical expenses, sent supplies, made stump covers, shared posts and offered encouragement.... each of you has played a role in this tiny miracle!

Watch Cassidy on our livestream, 24/7 at http://tinykittens.com

If you'd like to donate... http://tinykittens.com/donate


https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens (https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens)

It's also on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbL4cq2dZi0 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbL4cq2dZi0)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 27, 2015, 03:06:26 AM
oh wow, the mountain view veterinary hospital in california?

i'm down there about once a week! i had no idea that cat was on the peninsula!

unless there's a mountain view in texas or something...

the kitten chariot, yaaassss.. :D

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 27, 2015, 04:21:30 AM
No, it's in Canada...Langley, BC.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 27, 2015, 04:47:48 AM
80 year old man in Texas lives at a dead end street and people are always abandoning dogs there. He takes them in, feeds them, gets vet card for them and built a doggy train for them to take them to the creek once a week, because they like to get out.

http://abc7.com/pets/texas-man-builds-doggie-train-for-rescued-dogs/1000858/

The cars are built out of plastic 50 gallon drums, cut out for the dogs and the wheels are two wheeled dollies.  

How wonderful!!

Great story, and it made the news channel in Ft. Worth

Dog Train Rolls Through Fort Worth Golf Course
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PYF97kiDbc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PYF97kiDbc)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 27, 2015, 12:40:34 PM
It's making national news as well, Nancy! I am glad!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on September 27, 2015, 01:49:22 PM
Beautiful!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 27, 2015, 04:51:54 PM
(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww238/gnashsang/image_26.jpeg)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 29, 2015, 05:46:05 PM
Cassidy made the Huff Post!

Shelly was also on Global News this morning, with the 2 teenagers who designed and created the wheelchair that they printed on their school's 3D printer.

Tiny Kitten With No Hind Legs Walks In Wee Wheelchair For First Time
Wheeeee!


Arin Greenwood
Animal Welfare Editor, The Huffington Post
Posted: 09/29/2015 05:12 PM EDT

Cassidy is a teeny, formerly feral kitten with no back legs who just took his first steps in a bitty wheelchair made specially for him.

It's a few small steps for this kitten, one hopefully giant step for the compassionate treatment of all cats.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kitten-in-wheelchair_560a981ae4b0dd8503091e93 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kitten-in-wheelchair_560a981ae4b0dd8503091e93)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 29, 2015, 05:57:17 PM
And Buzzfeed

This Two-Legged Kitten Recovered From Starvation And Now Has His Own Tiny Wheelchair


Vets didn’t expect Cassidy to make it after he spent nine weeks alone in the woods, but the loveable black-and-white kitten came back stronger than ever.

Cassidy spent nine weeks fighting for his life, trying to find food and water. He moved around by dragging his little body along using just his front legs. His back legs appeared to be missing. A local property owner found him and alerted Shelly Roche, who works at the Tiny Kittens rescue centre.

“You could feel all his little bones,” Roche told Langley Advance. At just 8 weeks old Cassidy was covered in fleas and, unable to find enough food on his own, had been slowly starving to death.

Vets at Dr. Mountain View Veterinary Hospital were shocked the kitten had survived his ordeal. He had a septic E. coli infection on top of being severely emaciated, and it seemed like euthanasia was inevitable. “He had gone about as far as he could go on his own,” Roche said.


http://www.buzzfeed.com/maggyvaneijk/cassidy-is-my-rolemodel#.psKRWV2eE (http://www.buzzfeed.com/maggyvaneijk/cassidy-is-my-rolemodel#.psKRWV2eE)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marz on September 29, 2015, 07:34:36 PM
Hi guys I have an update about Bob. She's now 14 and at the start of the year started to go blind very quickly, she was in a lot of pain because of her eyes and we made the hard decision for her to have her eyes removed. She was completely blind by this point and with her eyes removed is now not in any pain anymore. We were all worried at first but she's adapted fine. She's now happy bob again. I don't want people to think the family took this Decision lightly, we didn't, there was lots of heartbreak worry and tears she was in the vets for 4 day and none of us Slept the whole time.
We have had to make a few adaptions for her but she's getting on fine, we make sure we kept everything in the same place and she  can get round the house with no problems. We did what we thought was best for Bob and thankfully it all worked out for the best as Bob is now pain free and happy. I will post some photos when I get the chance. Bob says Hi. 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 29, 2015, 07:37:36 PM
So glad to hear about her, Marz!!! You and your family made the right decision about her, and you said she is happier and has no pain, so this is the main thing. And she is surrounded by a family who loves her.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 29, 2015, 07:51:12 PM
Hi Marz, that must have been a hard decision but it sounds like it's working out great.  So glad to hear she's doing so well.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 30, 2015, 12:34:19 AM
oh BOB!!! i remember you talking about that darn cat! love the name! give bob a hug from me!

wow, a blind cat.. she's lucky she has you, and yes, they do get along fine. i have a couple of friends with blind cats and they adapt well. one is an apt dweller so she is very safe within her domain (two bedroom apt is all) but the other does go outside but always stays close to home. that one lives with dogs as well, who help take care of her.

so i take it the eyes are gone? the cats i know still have eyes but they are clouded over. so the cat's have a very faraway look to their eyes. they're amazing creatures. give bob a hug from me!

another friend has a deaf dog.... his name is charlie. not the dog, the friend. the dog is adorable too. ;)

gotta love these pets with disabilities. i had a one eyed dwarf hamster i rescued (patches) that lived longer than any hamster i've ever had... almost four years! that's like 250 in human years, i've been told.



cassidy is going to adapt too.. even without the wheels he would be able to get along... such a trooper.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on September 30, 2015, 12:38:31 PM
oh BOB!!! i remember you talking about that darn cat! love the name! give bob a hug from me!

wow, a blind cat.. she's lucky she has you, and yes, they do get along fine. i have a couple of friends with blind cats and they adapt well. one is an apt dweller so she is very safe within her domain (two bedroom apt is all) but the other does go outside but always stays close to home. that one lives with dogs as well, who help take care of her.

so i take it the eyes are gone? the cats i know still have eyes but they are clouded over. so the cat's have a very faraway look to their eyes. they're amazing creatures. give bob a hug from me!

another friend has a deaf dog.... his name is charlie. not the dog, the friend. the dog is adorable too. ;)

gotta love these pets with disabilities. i had a one eyed dwarf hamster i rescued (patches) that lived longer than any hamster i've ever had... almost four years! that's like 250 in human years, i've been told.



cassidy is going to adapt too.. even without the wheels he would be able to get along... such a trooper.



I believe Bob is a dog, Jimmy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 30, 2015, 02:22:13 PM
I believe Bob is a dog, Jimmy.

oops, sorry marz!

oh... dog or cat, i just like the name you gave him!   ;D

i mean HER.

at least i got the sex right, lol  ::)



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on September 30, 2015, 02:31:09 PM
i think it was all the cat chat that swayed me!

BOB would be a great name for a bird too... now that i think if it.

names for two lovebirds: bob, and apples  ;)


and here's cassidy.... i thought he was a boy but according to this article she's a girl! so hard to keep track.


(http://cdn2.hellogiggles.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/27/Cassidy-500x375c.jpg)

http://hellogiggles.com/teens-wheelchair-cat/


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on September 30, 2015, 05:31:43 PM
Nope, he's a boy  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 01, 2015, 06:14:35 PM
Cass was neutered today, and 4 hours later was back at home raising hell with his toys...
still at the vet sleeping it off...
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12072612_931841743557357_7133246811704713673_n.jpg?oh=caf75f16099510e5a171cddfd10060fa&oe=56AB5F02)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on October 01, 2015, 06:21:50 PM
Nope, he's a boy  :)

that's what i thought! lol. hello giggles is wrong!

a very cute pic of cassidy! awwww... those paws!

we neutered yoda a couple weeks ago, he was back to normal in hours as well!  he's such a little monster! his new thing is climbing the walls.



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 01, 2015, 06:40:35 PM
when we first heard of him, his future seemed so bleak.  He's such a little fighter.  Good for him!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 01, 2015, 06:43:34 PM
I know...the ER vets assumed Shelly brought him in to be euthanized on 9/7 and look at him now!  He's been on ABC, NBC, PeoplePets (online) and I know some of the chatters on his live cam have been sending emails to Ellen and others to get interest up, not only in him but the whole problem of spay/neuter and feral cat colonies.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 01, 2015, 07:04:10 PM
I know...the ER vets assumed Shelly brought him in to be euthanized on 9/7 and look at him now!  He's been on ABC, NBC, PeoplePets (online) and I know some of the chatters on his live cam have been sending emails to Ellen and others to get interest up, not only in him but the whole problem of spay/neuter and feral cat colonies.

What irritates me is that organiztions like this are helping to solve the problems, and then you have the totally irresponsible OWNERS of domesticated cats who REFUSE to spay or neuter their cats, even when organizations like this offer to the owner to do so. I think I read that Cassidy's sire is a domesticated owned cat.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on October 01, 2015, 07:55:48 PM
^^^

i agree... it's like my sister in law... they've already had two sets of kittens this year. they keep making trips to drop them off at the spca if they can't find them homes... she extolls the "miracle of life" and refuses to fix any of her animals. she's a pro lifer.

some people just like breeding... 

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 01, 2015, 08:40:21 PM
What irritates me is that organiztions like this are helping to solve the problems, and then you have the totally irresponsible OWNERS of domesticated cats who REFUSE to spay or neuter their cats, even when organizations like this offer to the owner to do so. I think I read that Cassidy's sire is a domesticated owned cat.

Couldn't agree with you more.  The tagline of Tiny Kittens is "Rescuing Locally, Educating Globally". 

They do think that Cassidy's father is a house pet that the owners "only let out at night".  I belong to a neighborhood online forum, and there is no end of posts about lost cats, loose dogs, etc.  But when a cat shows up missing, the owner is stunned that it didn't come home as usual, even though they KNOW the odds: coyotes (around here), aforementioned loose dogs, getting hit by a car or locked in a garage or shed, etc...

And don't get me started on guys who don't want male cats or dogs neutered because they think the animal represents their own enormous and gargantuan sexuality -  :P
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 01, 2015, 08:47:32 PM
Tip and the DreamWorks kittens are especially rambunctious tonight

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/tip (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/tip)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on October 01, 2015, 08:53:08 PM
omg. tell me about it... did you know there are prosthetic testicles for dog now? well, fake balls.

i think you can even pick their weight and size! i want extra large!

all so pet owners won't feel emasculated by their dog's lack of testicles!

i've heard it all!  ;D

it's like the guys that have those big testicles dangling from the back of their trucks... i've even seen them in chrome, lol. it's just so bizarre.

if they had a penis on their truck, it would be gay.

but a pair of balls means they're manly... riiiiight...



Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 03, 2015, 05:17:10 PM
I'm putting in another application for a rescue Rottweiler for Chuy...I hope it goes through


http://kprr.rescuegroups.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=8254093#prettyPhoto (http://kprr.rescuegroups.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=8254093#prettyPhoto)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 03, 2015, 05:21:26 PM
Shelly took Cassidy on a real road trip to the US for an anniversary party for her parents. 

She's also been doing physical therapy for his right hind leg that started to rotate and hyperextend in the wrong direction...it's pretty painful for him, so they did some stretching and rotation while he was under sedation yesterday, and she's massaging it and trying to get it in the correct position...

TravelPSA:Road trip to US Sat/Sun for family party. Cass off cam til sometime Sunday, Shel took him along for PT. Topper@Dawn’s.Meghan visiting Tip&kits over weekend.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on October 03, 2015, 08:56:38 PM
wow he's well enough to travel, good news,,,, they're so resilient sometimes!

good luck with the rottie adoption... i love those big dogs. is chuy a dog you already own?



okay this sorta reminded me of cassidy:

https://instagram.com/p/8Yl22cFTQZ/

 :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on October 04, 2015, 03:06:11 PM



(http://cdn2.hellogiggles.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/27/Cassidy-500x375c.jpg)

http://hellogiggles.com/teens-wheelchair-cat/



Just checking in to see what progress Cassidy has made since I was last here and he seems to be doing pretty good.
I see he has a tiny "wheelchair".....will it have to be updated as he grows or does it have extensions at the sides or something ?? I have seen dogs with them and they seem to get on famously with them.
Hope his physio is helping to correct his back leg which is taking on a strange angle.
Come on Cassidy....we are all behind you.


Now to my small feral ball of fluff !! A member of my family came to stay at my house while I was away....and "Charlie" got used to them feeding him....and allowed the odd stroke under his chin ! He does tend to spend nearly all day here. Sleeping in the conservatory and eating in there. I am worried about taking him to the Vets ....just in case some one lays claim to him....but how could he belong to someone else when he is here most of the time ??
"Charlie"...still won't let me pick him/her up to turn him/her over to check the sex. If "it" is female I need to get "it" "neutered" pretty quick....same if "it" is male. I would say "Charlie" is about 6 months old now.
And my next trick is ....to get him in the cat carrier !! 
Jack...dear Jack ... he is taking this infiltration into his home and world all in his stride. If "Charlie" gets too overly familiar with us he often gives him a clout though !!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 04, 2015, 04:58:47 PM
It sounds like it's only a matter of time until Charlie turns into a real lapcat.  And good on little Jack, for accepting him and at the same time letting him know how far he can go before setting him straight.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on October 05, 2015, 12:23:31 AM
"charlie" sounds sweet!!

for the cat carrier trick, try to incorporate the cat carrier into his daily life ahead of time. put a blanket in there, keep it in a warm, out of the way, draft free place. he may use it to sleep. if he doesn't seem interested, try catnip or a cat toy. maybe a laser pointer. he may find it fun to hide in the carrier as you dangle feathers or even string outside the gate opening or holes. if he's comfortable with the carrier it won't be something he fears. oh yeah, food works too.  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on October 05, 2015, 03:56:36 PM
                                                        ^^^

Will try ALL on the above !!!  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on October 05, 2015, 05:29:30 PM
yay!

keep us posted on ennis charlie's progress!  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marz on October 06, 2015, 05:26:27 PM

Hello guys to answer your questions, yep Bob is a dog (wire haired fox terrier) and a girl.

Bob says hello to all her BBM friends

(http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r695/MaireC86/image.jpg2_zpswluoy7np.jpg) (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/MaireC86/media/image.jpg2_zpswluoy7np.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Marz on October 06, 2015, 05:30:25 PM
I got a new photo case this week because my other Bob one was broken

(http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r695/MaireC86/image.jpg1_zpseukpumif.jpg) (http://s1362.photobucket.com/user/MaireC86/media/image.jpg1_zpseukpumif.jpg.html)

She's sitting on her new teddy bear Peggy! We got her a friend because my mum was worried about her being lonely. Bob loves Peggy!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on October 06, 2015, 11:08:32 PM
^^^

oh hi marz,

omg, how amazing! Bob certainly seems happy!

it's so inspiring to see her posing like this, and interacting by relying on her other senses.

bless her!!!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on October 07, 2015, 02:34:34 PM
Geaux Bob!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 12, 2015, 04:56:20 AM
An entertaining billy-goat next to my hotel in Greece. :)

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/Mykonos%209%2015/IMG_1040_zpsqzcbgffw.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 12, 2015, 04:57:15 AM

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/Mykonos%209%2015/IMG_1041_zps7diltbvm.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 12, 2015, 04:57:48 AM


(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/Mykonos%209%2015/IMG_1042_zpszjbgilue.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 12, 2015, 04:58:43 AM

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/Mykonos%209%2015/IMG_1043_zpsnymnp26m.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 12, 2015, 05:00:10 AM
And in a gift shop: umbrellas and kittens.

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/Mykonos%209%2015/DSC01951_zpsuerurahd.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 12, 2015, 05:01:55 AM

And then there were three! (In fact four, but the other wasn't in reach.) Very tempting to pop one or more into a bag...

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/Mykonos%209%2015/DSC01953_zpsm2o3ine1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: ingmarnicebbmt on October 12, 2015, 08:29:05 AM

LOL@the goat

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 12, 2015, 10:59:23 AM
(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/Mykonos%209%2015/IMG_1043_zpsnymnp26m.jpg)


Looks like Mr. Goat is posing!! :D 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 12, 2015, 11:15:06 AM
I think he was. He gave me a good stare before he did it!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 12, 2015, 11:48:07 AM
Good for him!!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 14, 2015, 08:12:35 PM
This used to be my bed!! :D

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11060462_658951500873149_7986368859837084785_n.jpg?oh=97fc819ed86fa26a163418ae8d52f198&oe=56CC69B8)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 15, 2015, 05:02:51 AM
Little Cassidy has been given a set of 'legs' and he's learning to balance on them while eating.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 15, 2015, 05:33:20 AM
This used to be my bed!! :D

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11060462_658951500873149_7986368859837084785_n.jpg?oh=97fc819ed86fa26a163418ae8d52f198&oe=56CC69B8)

 ;D

Still is mine, but 2 cats only and no man!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 15, 2015, 05:33:39 AM
Little Cassidy has been given a set of 'legs' and he's learning to balance on them while eating.

Is there a link?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 15, 2015, 06:32:52 AM
there are a few short videos here

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy/videos/101658056 (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/cassidy/videos/101658056)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 15, 2015, 06:35:50 AM
Thanks, Nancy. :)

Oh wow! I wonder what he'll end up being most comfortable with.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 15, 2015, 07:10:16 AM
He still needs to build up the muscles in his hind end...it's most comfortable for him to drag his hind legs.  Shelly has put bandages/splints on, to help keep the bones straight, and from turning the wrong way, and she gives him PT to help to lengthen his muscles, but he doesn't like it.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 15, 2015, 11:39:55 AM
Shelly just posted this on FB, along with a quick video...she is awesome.

#‎MiracleKitten‬ Cassidy takes his first real steps!!!

Sure, I was supporting some of his weight and helping him balance with a sling, but seeing him move his legs in an appropriate walking pattern all by himself totally made my week!!! I have been spending many hours each day trying to teach him how back legs are supposed to work, since he lost his at birth. Until recently, he would mostly try to keep his stumps out of the way and occasionally use them for balance or to propel his scooting. Because he's so fast at scooting, it is hard to convince him to try walking because it slows him down. And we all know our little survivor has places to be!

My goal as of today is to keep building his hind-end muscles and working on balance while helping him get used to "walking" on his splinted stumps. This is a necessary step in order to keep prosthetics or implants as possible long-term mobility options once he is big enough. Even if I am successful with his physical therapy, we still don't know for sure if prosthetics will work, or if implants are a possibility, but I want to give him any possible advantage that might make a difference down the line.


https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens (https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on October 15, 2015, 12:35:01 PM
Nancy.....is Shelly keeping Cassidy ? I hate to think of him going to someone who won't or can't give him the care and attention he needs.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 15, 2015, 05:48:16 PM
there has been serious speculation on the chat thread about that.  She hasn't said one way or the other, she won't talk about it, but of course, we all want her to keep him. 

Tiny Kittens has a strict adoption policy and it would be even more so with this guy.  I can't imagine that, after all she has been through with him since he was first brought in, gowning up several times a day until he tested negative for ringworm, feeding him with a syringe many times a day, then seeing all his "firsts", and working so hard to get his wheelchair and now doing PT for hours a day....how could she possibly give him up? 

But I think it will be a long time before he's ready for a home...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: gnash on October 15, 2015, 09:28:37 PM
And then there were three! (In fact four, but the other wasn't in reach.) Very tempting to pop one or more into a bag...

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/Mykonos%209%2015/DSC01953_zpsm2o3ine1.jpg)

oh so cute! kittehs!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 17, 2015, 09:38:29 AM
Cassidy made it to Fox News, and, true to form, they got it wrong...that is not a picture of Cass...


Watch a disabled kitten walk for the first time with a mini wheelchair

(http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/876/493/660_kitten_iStock.jpg?ve=1&tl=)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 17, 2015, 01:35:43 PM
(http://static1.squarespace.com/static/54d2df57e4b0526a666a8958/t/54d821eae4b06d06b3b3bea6/1444772978051/?format=400w)
 

KitTea is the first cat cafe in San Francisco! We're a unique cafe experience dedicated to enriching the interactions between humans and adoptable felines in a relaxing environment. Slow down, sip on some tea, and support the welfare of cats in the community.

We provide high-quality care to our adoptable felines and work with local cat rescue Wonder Cat Rescue to find every cat a forever home at each cat's own pace.


http://www.kitteasf.com/cats/ (http://www.kitteasf.com/cats/)


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 22, 2015, 11:30:19 AM
timeline to music of Cassidy's days with Shelly since his rescue...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im5LhVdKdhE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im5LhVdKdhE)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 22, 2015, 11:36:34 AM
OMG I am crying! So wonderful!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 22, 2015, 10:50:04 PM
I was crying too, Linda...the progress he's made is truly amazing.  I know I tend to gush a bit when I talk about Shelly, but she does so much for the feral cats and kittens in her community, and tries so hard to get the word out about spaying and neutering - a new word has come up "speutering"!

She has been tireless in her care and attention to Cass, as well as the other 12 that are in TK care right now.  They're siblings from 2 moms and have been adopted out in pairs...they all have FB pages.  She sits with Cass on camera and does his PT, trying to bend his legs in the right direction, and lengthen the muscles, sometimes she answers questions that the chatters put up, sometimes the only sound is Cass purring.  Jeez, you think I'm watching too much of this!   :o

At the end of the video is a few seconds of Cass purring and making biscuits...Shelly and the other volunteers lost a kitten that day, Rain, and she sat with Cass for about 5 minutes like that and posted it as "kitten therapy" with the note about Rain.  Rain had been caught and taken to the vet for meds and fluids, but wasn't responding, and wasn't strong enough to fight whatever illness was in her little body.  Shelly was devastated as she always is when one of the colony is lost.  Most of the older cats in the colony come for feeding, they all have names, even if they don't get close enough for pets.  They are all treated with love and care and respect, and she takes all loss very hard.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 24, 2015, 07:46:39 AM
Henri, the existential cat...


Pay attention to the cat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8jJuTYfa_E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8jJuTYfa_E)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 24, 2015, 03:56:00 PM
Henri 3, Le Vet


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiYUzYozsAQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiYUzYozsAQ)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on October 24, 2015, 04:36:11 PM
                                                       ^^
I am in love with Henri !!!
 :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 24, 2015, 04:41:09 PM
Me, too...he's so droll...and he has to put up with so much, the idiot de chat blanc among others!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 24, 2015, 04:47:22 PM
How are Jack and "Ennis" doing?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on October 25, 2015, 06:12:41 PM
                                                      ^^
Jack and Charlie (aka "Ennis !)....are doing fine......but Jack regularly lets "Ennis" know he was here first !
Charlie is booked into the Vet Wednesday. Have explained to her he/she doesn't like anyone picking him up....let alone checking out his/her bits and bobs !!
Have warned her to wear gauntlets !
Giving him/her shots will be an education  ;)

Wonderful how Cassidy is coming along.Still hoping Shelly keeps him though.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 27, 2015, 07:17:56 PM
Good luck with Charlie at the vet tomorrow!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on October 28, 2015, 02:35:35 PM
(*hangs head in shame^!) Today I failed to get Charlie into the cat carrier.I put food in the carrier....favorite cat treats.....favorite toy etc. When that didn't work
I put on my gardening gloves and gently tried to pick him up while my husband kept the carrier steady and open. I don't think the scars will show on my arms in a few weeks !!!!
It was like trying to get a Panther with 8 legs into it !! The hissing and spitting and gnashing of teeth would have put a caged Tiger to shame !!
He/she was getting distressed (as was I!) so we called it a day.After what he/she must have been through in the few months before "he/she found us" it wasn't worth putting the young cat through this much stress.
I may try again in a few weeks time.

Watch this space !   
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on October 28, 2015, 05:32:50 PM
try leaving the cat carrier open in an out of the way place, and put his food inside, or treats.  if he goes in, just let him be and see if he can get used to it over time.

no harm done (except to your arms!), just try not to let him outside until he can get his shots and be fixed....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on October 29, 2015, 06:38:46 PM
                                                   ^^
Yes....I had decided to do this. Leave the carrier open with some goodies in it.Let him/her get used to seeing it and wander in and around it.
Lets see it it works !
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on October 29, 2015, 09:06:48 PM
The World Says Goodbye to Skateboarding Sensation Tillman

http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2015/10/the-world-says-goodbye-to-skateboarding-sensation-tillman/

(http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/10.29.15-Skateboarding-Dog-Tillman-Dies3.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 30, 2015, 05:08:13 PM
Music for Cats.


In the long battle for feline affection, cat owners may have some fresh ammunition.

David Teie, a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, recently teamed up with animal scientists to develop “Music for Cats,” a series of whirring, lilting and at times squeaky musical tracks designed for cats’ brains and ears.

Owners often leave the radio or a playlist on for cats alone in the house, assuming they will share human musical tastes, be it classical, country or the lyrical tones of NPR hosts. But cats’ hearing develops differently and “we mindlessly turn on music” for them, said Charles Snowdon, an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who worked with Mr. Teie on the project. With its special instruments and tonal mixing, “Music for Cats” aims to bridge that sensory gap, he said.

In some tracks, sounds similar to the chirps of birds are overlaid with hurried streams of staccato for an energizing effect; in others, crescendos of purring and suckling sounds are designed to relax. To a human ear, the sounds are otherworldly and at times soporific.


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/style/cat-music-for-cats-david-teie.html?_r=0
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 31, 2015, 11:19:33 AM
One of mine loathes my flute-playing. She probably has good taste.... ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on October 31, 2015, 12:17:28 PM
Cassidy continues to improve and strengthen.      Just spent a few minutes watching the kitty cam.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on October 31, 2015, 12:21:23 PM
Good news. :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 01, 2015, 11:58:12 AM
There's quite the dust up on the Cass cam...Shelly took in 2 more ferals, Mr. T and Pinecone, and put a camera in with them, which left her without one for Cass so she was playing reruns from the early days when he was rescued...until stupid people complained about it.  She said there was no point in paying for it if the reruns were only annoying people. 

She pays for the Livestream video, it's not free.  She does have a VIP cam in certain cat rooms that you can pay for, but most are free for us viewers.  For a while she was taking Cass upstairs to her home, to let him play with her cats, and she kept the camera on with no sound, for privacy.  Whenever she was in the room, she was constantly moving the camera around for better views for us so we could see as much of him as possible - and what she gets for that is ungrateful, hateful people whining, as if it's their right to be in her home.

This.  This is why I like dogs (and cats)....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 06, 2015, 06:40:30 PM
So.  I adopted a 6 month old kitten tonight.  I’ve been checking his picture on the Austin Humane Society website, and went over after work to see what he was like.  For some reason, I always go for an underdog…he was born without eyelids, and has had surgery since he’s been at the shelter.  He’ll need eye drops for the rest of his life.  His name is Tigger, but probably not for long.

He was very shy and hid his face while I was holding him, and he purred…but just a little, not a strong rumbling purr…I hope that changes after he feels at home.  He was in a room with 4 younger kittens, 1 a tripod! 

When I got home I let the dogs out, and Tigger out of his crate.  He’s terribly skinny, and scared too, of course.  I closed the doors to all the bedrooms and let him wander the living room, dining room, hallway and guest bathroom, and that’s where he wanted to stay.  Last time I looked he was in the tub.

So he’s in there now with a bed, dry and canned food, water, and litter box and a night light.  I’ll check on him before I go to bed, but mostly I’ll leave him alone to get used to the sounds (not that there are many, the house and neighborhood are very quiet) and smells of the dogs.  Buddy & Cupcake smelled his crate and know something’s up, but they’re not looking for him, just sleeping on the couch as usual...

Here he is....

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/Tigger%2011-4-15_zps0pv0chyw.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/Tigger%2011-4-15_zps0pv0chyw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 06, 2015, 06:53:11 PM
Aw, poor little guy.  He's not blind, correct?  I hope he lets you get the drops in easily.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 06, 2015, 07:00:02 PM
You are a wonderful lady, Nancy. Please keep us posted how he is doing and his new name.
What a strong little guy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 06, 2015, 07:55:41 PM
thanks for the good wishes...no he's not blind.  And he's already curled up next to me on the couch!  The dogs are in the bedroom, I'll introduce them tomorrow...Tigger's had enough excitement for 1 day.

He explored the rooms and came up to see me, loves to get scratched on his head...and he's purring a little louder.  He also let me cut his toenails...he was getting caught on the blanket I have on the couch, and no problem cutting his nails.  He also let me put the stuff in his eyes.  He is very sweet and loving...he's leaning up against me...

I had 2 ideas for names - polar opposites: Ziggy or Liam...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 06, 2015, 09:10:43 PM
Oh both are good names. IMO he looks more like a Ziggy than a Liam, but I think either are good.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 07, 2015, 12:32:49 PM
Well, we might have a little more going on than just the genetic eye problem. 

He stayed in the bathroom all night, no problem...but he didn't eat anything.  This morning he sat next to the dog's water bowl but wouldn't drink...so I filled a syringe with water and he drank 4 of them, 20cc's each.  He did drink a tiny bit from the bowl after that, but seems to prefer the syringe, he took another 80ccs.

I went out early this morning and bought him a hidey bed and toys, and set up the bed on a chair with a heating pad under it and he’s been in there since about 10. 

I’m letting him rest because he must have been stressed, being in a public cat room where people could come in and out and pick him up and poke at him and all the noise… last night when I was there, kids were literally screaming and there were several people in his room, lots of talking and not much chance for him to get away from the noise.

I’ll take my cues from him…when he gets up I’ll try to get him to eat and give him water by syringe, if that’s what he wants…I left a vm at the humane society and asked them to please call me back because I think his problem may be more than just a genetic issue, he might have more medical problems.  And because he’s so sweet I’m already attached…and their contract basically says they're not responsible for anything once I walk out the door with him.........

crap


but isn't he precious?

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/Tigger%2011-7-15%201pm%20-%201_zpsljst9de6.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/Tigger%2011-7-15%201pm%20-%201_zpsljst9de6.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 07, 2015, 12:55:31 PM
he ate some tuna, so that's a good sign...but I'm worried...........

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/Tigger%2011-7-15%201pm_zpszmyksvz1.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/Tigger%2011-7-15%201pm_zpszmyksvz1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 07, 2015, 01:39:05 PM
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and for him, Nancy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on November 07, 2015, 03:14:40 PM
Oh, I do hope he does all right, Nancy. Wouldn't they have checked for other problems before you got him?

He sounds so sweet.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 07, 2015, 04:00:50 PM
fingers crossed for Tigger/Ziggy/Liam
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 08, 2015, 08:34:32 AM
He seems better today.  He ate some dry food and licked up all the gravy from the canned...does not like to drink water from a bowl...but he has learned how to drink it from a syringe, he just stands and drinks as I depress the plunger and he doesn't miss a drop.  I think he'll be a good candidate for drinking from the sink.

Buddy started to chase him yesterday, but I used my outside voice and he stopped - then I showed both dogs the water bottle I use to spray them when they're bad...I think I've only had to use it twice in years, and they hate it. 

Cupcake could care less...as long as her food is still coming, she's a happy camper...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 08, 2015, 08:58:15 AM
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12227062_950402525034612_3604017728634946657_n.jpg?oh=18bf1cf67bb40614e243b7b85922ac6e&oe=56F5D2BD)

From TK FB:
Synopsis of Shelly’s Cassidy update Nov. 6th: How is Cass doing, and where is he? He continues to live at Shelly’s, but there is now another room kitten-proofed at TKHQ, so Shelly will try to have him on cam there during day when she’s working there, and he’ll have a friend (one of the Teens) for company; Still too early to say specifically what his future is, we don’t know exactly what his needs will be or what the costs might be, or where he’ll end up – but – he’ll be with Shelly until that happens. He is in great shape, is 1.67 kilos, still smaller than average but ok, growing very quickly (outgrown tiny wheelchair, which will be returned to Handicapped Pets Canada for other kitties).

What about his legs? Recently Shelly was contacted by someone who’d been working with Dr. Marcel Little (vet), who is at North Carolina State University, doing really pioneering work with knee replacements and implants… he will now advise and work with TK and Dr.F re: implants into bone permanently, which is the most natural option and would provide the best long term quality of life. Implants and the preparatory therapy will be very complicated, all must be customised… but if it is possible, Dr. Little is THE best. Still early days, still may have to consider other options but if implants are possible he’ll be the one to figure it out and/or recommend other courses of action. In the meantime he’ll have new therapeutic devices including a cart to keep his knees bent. The work with Cassidy may help other animals and even humans. It is, however, very costly because it requires innovative research, creating prototypes, special therapeutic devices, consults, travel (eventually) to Dr. Little, etc. Shelly is very relieved because he’s one of the top people in the field internationally, and everyone is super grateful he’s willing to be involved.

How did Shelly decide to go forward with all this? After lots of soul-searching and consultation with many people, she feels that the criteria for evaluating whether or not to fundraise and how to spend the money should be: the benefit to individual animals (e.g., Cassidy); the potential benefits to broader community (e.g., other animals, people); and whether the “project” contributes to raising awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering, and TNR. Cass’s initiative does satisfy these criteria, but still, Shelly wants to try for big corporate or individual sponsors who might not otherwise contribute to this specific kind of initiative, therefore not diverting $$ from other similar charitable causes. Tiny Kittens is aware of the ethical dilemma of asking for many $1000s to benefit just one kitten, and will let people make their own decisions. Any $$ not spent on Cass will go directly to TNR. “I want to be super careful to be a good steward of your money and your trust, and to make sure that I do everything I can possibly do to maximize the impact of every $$ that I spend, I do think Cassidy does have a great deal of potential to get media attention, I think he’s already done that, to get the message out about spaying and neutering and if he’s able to help advance this implant technology, and if it’s potentially to help humans too, I think that’s pretty special, and that’s an opportunity that doesn’t come up every day.”

How to help out: The best way to donate is . And finally, a request: PLEASE DON’T EMAIL OR CALL DR. LITTLE, BE RESPECTFUL OF HIS TIME AND GENEROSITY!! What folks can do is post thanks on Dr. F’s FB page, and she’ll pass them on.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on November 08, 2015, 09:15:30 AM
What a lovely face!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on November 08, 2015, 09:16:08 AM
He seems better today.  He ate some dry food and licked up all the gravy from the canned...does not like to drink water from a bowl...but he has learned how to drink it from a syringe, he just stands and drinks as I depress the plunger and he doesn't miss a drop.  I think he'll be a good candidate for drinking from the sink.

Buddy started to chase him yesterday, but I used my outside voice and he stopped - then I showed both dogs the water bottle I use to spray them when they're bad...I think I've only had to use it twice in years, and they hate it. 

Cupcake could care less...as long as her food is still coming, she's a happy camper...


Sounds good news!

So he can close his eyes now?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 08, 2015, 09:20:34 AM
He can close his eyes, he slept almost all day yesterday, and didn't hear a peep from him last night.  I'm still keeping him in the bathroom with the door closed.  I think I'll get a better idea of the condition when my vet sees him on Tuesday.  It doesn't seem to bother him, he's really a love...very affectionate.

Isn't Cass adorable?  Very expressive face...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on November 08, 2015, 09:59:43 AM
And affection is what we need!

Yes, Cass is so adorable... Thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on November 08, 2015, 11:22:41 AM
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12227062_950402525034612_3604017728634946657_n.jpg?oh=18bf1cf67bb40614e243b7b85922ac6e&oe=56F5D2BD)

From TK FB:
Synopsis of Shelly’s Cassidy update Nov. 6th: How is Cass doing, and where is he? He continues to live at Shelly’s, but there is now another room kitten-proofed at TKHQ, so Shelly will try to have him on cam there during day when she’s working there, and he’ll have a friend (one of the Teens) for company; Still too early to say specifically what his future is, we don’t know exactly what his needs will be or what the costs might be, or where he’ll end up – but – he’ll be with Shelly until that happens. He is in great shape, is 1.67 kilos, still smaller than average but ok, growing very quickly (outgrown tiny wheelchair, which will be returned to Handicapped Pets Canada for other kitties).

What about his legs? Recently Shelly was contacted by someone who’d been working with Dr. Marcel Little (vet), who is at North Carolina State University, doing really pioneering work with knee replacements and implants… he will now advise and work with TK and Dr.F re: implants into bone permanently, which is the most natural option and would provide the best long term quality of life. Implants and the preparatory therapy will be very complicated, all must be customised… but if it is possible, Dr. Little is THE best. Still early days, still may have to consider other options but if implants are possible he’ll be the one to figure it out and/or recommend other courses of action. In the meantime he’ll have new therapeutic devices including a cart to keep his knees bent. The work with Cassidy may help other animals and even humans. It is, however, very costly because it requires innovative research, creating prototypes, special therapeutic devices, consults, travel (eventually) to Dr. Little, etc. Shelly is very relieved because he’s one of the top people in the field internationally, and everyone is super grateful he’s willing to be involved.

How did Shelly decide to go forward with all this? After lots of soul-searching and consultation with many people, she feels that the criteria for evaluating whether or not to fundraise and how to spend the money should be: the benefit to individual animals (e.g., Cassidy); the potential benefits to broader community (e.g., other animals, people); and whether the “project” contributes to raising awareness of the importance of spaying and neutering, and TNR. Cass’s initiative does satisfy these criteria, but still, Shelly wants to try for big corporate or individual sponsors who might not otherwise contribute to this specific kind of initiative, therefore not diverting $$ from other similar charitable causes. Tiny Kittens is aware of the ethical dilemma of asking for many $1000s to benefit just one kitten, and will let people make their own decisions. Any $$ not spent on Cass will go directly to TNR. “I want to be super careful to be a good steward of your money and your trust, and to make sure that I do everything I can possibly do to maximize the impact of every $$ that I spend, I do think Cassidy does have a great deal of potential to get media attention, I think he’s already done that, to get the message out about spaying and neutering and if he’s able to help advance this implant technology, and if it’s potentially to help humans too, I think that’s pretty special, and that’s an opportunity that doesn’t come up every day.”

How to help out: The best way to donate is . And finally, a request: PLEASE DON’T EMAIL OR CALL DR. LITTLE, BE RESPECTFUL OF HIS TIME AND GENEROSITY!! What folks can do is post thanks on Dr. F’s FB page, and she’ll pass them on.

Have just checked in for all the updates on our " star pupil" Cass.....when low and behold there is another little star on the horizon...."Tigger/Ziggy/Liam.How sweet is he ?! Oh...his poor eyes. Really hope they are responding to the eye drops.
I have to meet a kitten or an adult cat that doesn't want to tuck in to Tuna ! I use it as first port of call if one of my cats is "off the hooks".
Talking of "my" cats....Jack is as fit as a flea....and so is Charlie.
Had another conversation with the Vet about Charlie....she said if getting him/her to see her is 'causing so much stress ..... just leave it be. We gauged his/her weight and she gave me powders for both types of worms to be mixed in with the food. The cats sex?? We are still none the wiser ! Hey ho !
May I just add...... Charlies white patches on his black coat are almost exactley the same as Cassie's !
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 08, 2015, 06:39:54 PM
Good to hear Jack & Charlie have a clean bill of  health.

Ziggy (I THINK he's going to be Ziggy, I'm trying it out) ate a tiny bit of tuna, he licks up all the gravy from canned food and ate a little of the dry food they sent him home with, Science Diet.  If he does have diabetes, once he's on insulin,  his appetite should be ok.  But boy is he skinny...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 09, 2015, 04:47:13 PM
Just a quick update on whatshisname...He played quite a bit this morning, and seems to be settling in.  Took him to my vet this morning and got additional ointment for his eyes, and a contact at the eye doctor.   She said his heart and lungs sound fine.  He might have a problem with depth perception, and that might be why he prefers water out of a syringe instead of a bowl.  But things are looking better.  She said she's never seen diabetes in a cat this young, and doesn't have other symptoms.  I was probably overreacting about the water...constantly drinking water is one of the signs...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 09, 2015, 06:15:31 PM
Nancy,

I had a friend who had a cat who had been born with mild brain damage and had depth perception issues. He used to take his paw and pat at the water and when it rippled, he drank. She also used a brightly colored bowl to help him with the contrast of the water.

You might be able to touch the water and let him see it ripple and then teach him to pat the water himself.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 10, 2015, 11:02:55 AM
That's interesting, Linda.  And how animals can adapt...

He loves to see the water dripping from the syringe into the bowl, or if I shoot a syringe full of water into the bowl - that really gets his attention.  He did drink from the bowl last night...after about 4 syringes full  :)  He's pretty adorable...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 10, 2015, 12:16:05 PM
perhaps he needs a kitty fountain.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81Mv6g2l6dL._SY355_.jpg)

Blaze loves his, and Amazon sells it for under $30.00
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 10, 2015, 05:02:55 PM
Yes, that's on my list to get for him...but I didn't know they were so inexpensive.....thanks!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 12, 2015, 11:18:07 AM
Ok, it's Ziggy for sure.  He's doing so much better...I think living at the shelter was really hard for him.  He's eating better, drinking from the bowl - he prefers it to be full to the top, probably as you said Linda, so he can sense where it is - and playing.  I see a trip to PetSmart in my future…he needs more small toys, another bed that I can put on his chair in the living room, a lot more cardboard scratchers so I can show him where it’s ok to sharpen his claws.

The dogs are being SO GOOD.  I know just by looking at him that Buddy is just itching to go after him, but he doesn't...even this morning…Ziggy started meowing from his bathroom at 4:30, so I let him out and left the door to my bedroom open for the first time.  He explored, came up on the bed and rolled over to be petted…he’s so laid back….and he wandered in and out, just looking around

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/Ziggy%2011-12-15_zpslnifgdqm.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/Ziggy%2011-12-15_zpslnifgdqm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 12, 2015, 11:19:43 AM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/PB110009_zpsyylqk9zh.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/PB110009_zpsyylqk9zh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 12, 2015, 11:20:11 AM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/PB110010_zps60jmhv33.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/PB110010_zps60jmhv33.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 12, 2015, 05:44:21 PM
Well, this boy is pretty amazing.  Making himself at home with the dogs, whether they want him to or not....and I think it's not, especially from Buddy's POV...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/the%20family%2011-12-15_zpsd4dp5hiq.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/the%20family%2011-12-15_zpsd4dp5hiq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 12, 2015, 05:45:01 PM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/the%20family_zpsn8dtfrvu.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/the%20family_zpsn8dtfrvu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 12, 2015, 05:46:07 PM
Sweet pics, Nancy!  I'm glad that Ziggy is adapting so quickly.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 12, 2015, 05:48:28 PM
thanks, Chuck...after all the worry for the first 3 days, I'm so glad it's working out like this.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 12, 2015, 07:16:26 PM
Looks like Ziggy is settling in really well at your house, Nancy! I am so glad! It's time he has some stability and comfort in his life. And most importantly love.

I am so glad everyone is getting along!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 13, 2015, 06:19:55 AM
Thanks, Linda.  I was apprehensive about getting a kitten, since I'm old and I like the routines the dogs and I have...but Z is fitting in and not being a crazy kitten...he's like an old soul who's just learning to play...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 15, 2015, 09:57:58 AM
Can't watch any more news, relying on kitten therapy...
The living room as cat playground

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/PB150020_zpsowp1zh3k.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/PB150020_zpsowp1zh3k.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 15, 2015, 10:26:33 AM
Do the dogs get to play there too?? ?? :) :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 15, 2015, 10:32:38 AM
The dogs would rather play outside...they're out now, then they'll come in, have a snack and take their late morning nap...they've already had their early and mid-morning naps  :)

It's gray and autumny cool in Austin...not bad living here in spring, fall and winter...too bad summer lasts 9 months...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on November 15, 2015, 03:00:29 PM
Can't watch any more news, relying on kitten therapy...
The living room as cat playground

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/PB150020_zpsowp1zh3k.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/PB150020_zpsowp1zh3k.jpg.html)

Ziggy really looks like he's raring to go Nancy !!! ;)

He looks sooo much better now. Well done you....well done him.  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 15, 2015, 04:11:27 PM
Thanks, Sue, I think he was just worn out by being in the shelter.  He seems a different kitten since last Sunday...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 15, 2015, 04:19:30 PM
that's great to hear, and see, Nancy
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 15, 2015, 04:23:08 PM
thanks, Chuck...  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 21, 2015, 08:01:36 AM
it's 63 and breezy here and after having the windows closed for the last 6 months, I finally have fresh air coming in...and Z found the window.  I had to tie up the sheers because he was attacking them when the wind blew and I was afraid he'd get hold of them and pull down the rod...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/z%20window%2011-21-15_zpsox9kgvv0.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/z%20window%2011-21-15_zpsox9kgvv0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 21, 2015, 08:02:28 AM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/ziggy%20window%2011-21-15_zpsdfpivjtx.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/ziggy%20window%2011-21-15_zpsdfpivjtx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on November 21, 2015, 09:07:31 AM
Sweet!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 21, 2015, 12:19:35 PM
Checking the world out!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 23, 2015, 09:30:42 AM
Do you owe your cat an apology this season?

Temptations | Say Sorry to Cats Ad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijc6QSfu94Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijc6QSfu94Y)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 23, 2015, 10:11:12 AM
Do you owe your cat an apology this season?

Temptations | Say Sorry to Cats Ad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijc6QSfu94Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ijc6QSfu94Y)

Yeah, I'd say they are owed more than that as an apology!! I have never owned but one cat who would have allowed me to put anything like that on them. This cat, Yoda, was part Maine Coon and would take anything you could dish out in a really laid back way. All the others, not so much, or at all!!

(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/killersmom/Yoda.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/killersmom/media/Yoda.jpg.html)

Yoda
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 23, 2015, 10:30:48 AM
Sweet face! 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 23, 2015, 10:33:09 AM
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/killersmom/100_0031.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/killersmom/media/100_0031.jpg.html)  (http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f211/killersmom/Stinky.jpg) (http://s48.photobucket.com/user/killersmom/media/Stinky.jpg.html)

All the others.
Chester and Stinky.

I could never get a picture of Little Bit as she was very shy. She was from the same litter that Yoda came from and was the runt of the litter. She was all grey.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 23, 2015, 06:33:05 PM
well, I don't need to apologize to any cats for doing that to them.  LOL
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 23, 2015, 07:04:22 PM
https://youtu.be/sI-xURK_JaA

Too funny!! ;D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 23, 2015, 07:28:47 PM
tattletale!   ;)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on November 23, 2015, 07:43:16 PM
Yeah!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 24, 2015, 05:55:16 AM
Ziggy is turning into quite the character.  The bed I bought him for the bathroom has a fuzzy ball hanging from the top inside so he has something to play with...Sunday morning I heard a noise in the dining room, when I looked over, he was dragging the bed with him by the ball inside...he moved it all the way down the hall and through the dining room almost to the kitchen. 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on November 24, 2015, 04:20:04 PM
So......Ziggy was literally moving house !!  :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 24, 2015, 05:05:46 PM
He had to redecorate.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 24, 2015, 07:06:16 PM
So......Ziggy was literally moving house !!  :D

 ;) ;)  right!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 24, 2015, 07:07:52 PM
He had to redecorate.

cats are so picky! 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 26, 2015, 05:51:12 AM
When I got up this morning, Ziggy's bed was in the hallway...he cracks me up!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on November 26, 2015, 06:02:43 AM
When I got up this morning, Ziggy's bed was in the hallway...he cracks me up!

Me too! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 26, 2015, 08:52:06 AM
I think I want to change his name, not that he knows Ziggy yet.  But now I like Emmett, and I think that's who he'll be.


The Hallmark channel has a yule log with a cat and dog....haven't seen the dog yet, but I'll keep watching...
http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/videos/the-holiday-yule-log (http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/videos/the-holiday-yule-log)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 27, 2015, 01:50:36 PM
Emmett has been making up for lost time with playing...he likes all his expensive toys and the boxes they came in, as well as paper bags...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/PB140015_zpsns9vdndd.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/PB140015_zpsns9vdndd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 27, 2015, 02:00:08 PM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/PB140017_zpsgfh7muo9.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/PB140017_zpsgfh7muo9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 27, 2015, 02:01:42 PM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/PB140016_zpsjpoxhdaj.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/PB140016_zpsjpoxhdaj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 27, 2015, 05:55:32 PM
He's really adapted very well to his new home.

How are the dogs with him now?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 28, 2015, 05:02:25 AM
The dogs are both being so good.  Emmett will swat at them as they go by and they both ignore him.  But Buddy is a little wary of him...when I throw a toy for Buddy to fetch, he'll go out of his way not to walk by the cat...he'll go around the dining room table, instead of taking the straight path back to the living room.  I'm giving him lots of extra pets and attention.  But sometimes I'll catch Buddy watching Emmett playing, with a look on his face that says "Why, I oughta...."

And it's now an everyday occurrence for Emmett to move his bed from the bathroom...this morning it was in the living room...he's a character...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 28, 2015, 09:53:58 AM
another adorable thing he does...very soon after I got him, I realized he liked to watch TV, there are several commercials that must have been made for cats, not people.  But the cute thing is, I keep my kindle fire next to my bed for movies & music, and when he started to get up on the bed, I downloaded an aquarium app to see if he would watch it - yes!  Now he jumps up on the bed and sits staring at the kindle until I turn it on, or turn off what I'm watching and put his app on...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 29, 2015, 09:33:00 AM
ok, i hope I'm not making a big mistake, but too late now.  I'm adopting another cat.  I was searching "cat toys" on craigslist 4 weeks ago, and since i have it set up to display as gallery pictures and not a list, pictures of cats came up.  I shouldn't have opened this one, but I did...

I am looking to re-home this adorable and gorgeous 9 year old calico named JENNY
She has been the world for me all this time I was in Austin but now I have a travelling job and I am un-able to keep her.

She is very tolerant and mature and is good with kids and other cats.
She has been de-clawed and spayed and is not having any medical issues.

She is fully litter trained and very well behaved. She doesn't jump over beds or furniture and likes to lounge in cool places.
She greets you with lot of love when you come home and purrs a lot. She loves to eat and is very enthusiastic about meal time and she comes to you when you call her name.

She is both an indoor and outdoor cat.

She will come with her litter box, enough litter to last 3 months , some food and her toys.

If you are a first timer with cat then she would make your home very lovable. I do not wish to leave her at nature's mercy before trying my best to re-home her as you will see how cute she is from her videos.


It was a few days before I adopted Emmett.  I don't understand how he can let her outside if she's declawed.  And I don't know what "leave her at nature's mercy" means.  Let her outside and drive away?

He is bringing her today.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on November 29, 2015, 09:45:07 AM
That's so exciting, Nancy! Hope Emmett approves, and all goes as smoothly as possible. I should think he's young enough to adapt quickly. Looking forward to photos. :)

Yes, those comments do sound slightly worrying...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 29, 2015, 09:58:00 AM
Oh Sara, thank you.  I've been worrying about it since I first emailed him about her, but I just couldn't let her face the possibility of being let outside, defenseless...she would surely starve or be attacked by other cats or predators without her claws to protect her. 

What's one more cat?  ::)

eta:  I think Emmett will be ok, they said at the shelter he would curl up and sleep with another kitten named Shrub, but he got adopted...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 29, 2015, 10:01:01 AM
this is a pic from the ad

(http://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_XlP5UisKCg_600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 29, 2015, 10:01:57 AM
my favorite cat of all time was also a calico, and would sleep like this...

(http://images.craigslist.org/00F0F_7Onit5NuusP_600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 29, 2015, 10:21:37 AM
I hope this isn't getting annoying, but I can't help it.  I don't know how all you parents, grandparents and pet owners don't talk about your "kids" and post pics all the time!  Probably because you're too busy enjoying them in real life....

Emmett under the covers...the thermostat says it's 64 in here, but I don't turn the heat on very much, so I covered him up, even though I know he's not cold.......

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/emmett%20under%20cover%2011-29-15_zpseshqbswo.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/emmett%20under%20cover%2011-29-15_zpseshqbswo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on November 29, 2015, 10:29:06 AM
My adorable fat Alice does that with her paws, though not in this pic. (She is NOT supposed to be on the kitchen table

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/IMG_0864a_zpstck7mqb9.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 29, 2015, 10:32:51 AM
Gorgeous!  With the pencil and glasses, it looks like she is taking a break from writing her memoirs or possibly a cat crime novel!

I love that you named her Alice... and she's smiling in her sleep...how adorable is that!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on November 29, 2015, 10:43:10 AM
this is a pic from the ad

(http://images.craigslist.org/00z0z_XlP5UisKCg_600x450.jpg)

Amazingly like the ads featuring Chessie the cat, used in advertising the services of the former Chesapeake and Ohio railroad from the 1930's until its demise.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/14/05/8d/14058d45e26b735505ea152ad9eaa98b.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/24/1d/e9/241de96d8b568230656c7302ddd6ec3a.jpg

https://www.google.com/search?q=Chessie+cat+ads&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=1017&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjV95-0l7bJAhVI9x4KHYRkDZcQsAQIHA&dpr=1

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on November 29, 2015, 01:59:55 PM
Very similar...sweet that you remembered that ad.

So this is the latest on Jenny.  I heard from the owner and he would like me to foster Jenny for a month while he is traveling on business.  It sounds like he is very attached to her, telling me stories about how she plays with her toy, and where she likes to sleep...fostering might actually be better for me, so I told him ok...he'll bring her over tomorrow night.

But I'm going to talk to him about letting her out.  He's only had her for 2 years, not since she was a kitten. 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 29, 2015, 06:35:19 PM
Good luck with the new kitteh, Nancy!  Keep us posted!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on November 29, 2015, 06:35:59 PM
My adorable fat Alice does that with her paws, though not in this pic. (She is NOT supposed to be on the kitchen table

(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd329/salmackenzie/cats/IMG_0864a_zpstck7mqb9.jpg)

Sweet pic of Alice!  One of my past cats, Cupcake, used to sleep the same way.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on December 01, 2015, 02:09:10 AM
Gorgeous!  With the pencil and glasses, it looks like she is taking a break from writing her memoirs or possibly a cat crime novel!

I love that you named her Alice... and she's smiling in her sleep...how adorable is that!!

Lol! She's too lazy to write a novel! But she is adorable. Though unpredictable if you touch her tummy... :o
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 01, 2015, 06:35:48 AM
Lol! She's too lazy to write a novel! But she is adorable. Though unpredictable if you touch her tummy... :o

aren't all cats?

Blaze constantly lays on his back, belly to the air,  tempting us....but if you touch.....lol
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on December 01, 2015, 06:46:28 AM
aren't all cats?

Blaze constantly lays on his back, belly to the air,  tempting us....but if you touch.....lol

Chuck, I've had other cats whose fluffy tums you can bury your face in! Lovely!

Or are you referring to the novel-writing? Lol!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 01, 2015, 11:17:50 AM
So the guy brought Jenny over last night.  She and Emmett growled and hissed at each other, and she hissed at the dogs. 

I think the month will be spent rotating cats from room to room.  Emmett will still be in his bathroom at night and during the day, and Jenny will have the living and dining room during those times.  When i come home for lunch, she'll go in her bedroom and Emmett and the dogs can come out.  After work, we'll just have to wing it...I'll let them both out tonight and see if they've calmed down at all...and I'll have the spray bottle handy so I don't have to manually break up a cat fight...

Jenny is too plump to jump up on anything, unlike Emmett, and she's declawed, so the chance of her breaking something or doing damage is slim....as I hear thumping from Emmett in the other room...

I think it's best that it's only for a month, after all... 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 01, 2015, 12:53:49 PM
Chuck, I've had other cats whose fluffy tums you can bury your face in! Lovely!

Or are you referring to the novel-writing? Lol!

lmao!  The fluffy tums!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 01, 2015, 12:54:20 PM
good luck with Jenny, Nancy!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 02, 2015, 11:07:50 AM
Things aren't going at all well between the cats.  Emmett took me by surprise and really went after Jenny in the kitchen.  He didn't make contact, but was a second away and hissing and howling and all puffed up with angry woe. 

So now, even though Jenny has run of the house during the day, she's not getting much attention from me, as I let out dogs and Emmett when i come home for lunch and after work, and she is banished to the guest bedroom.  Now I'll have to limit Emmett's time out of the bathroom, because she needs some attention and they just can't share the space, which sucks for me & Jenny, and soon for Emmett....the dogs continue to be the only uncomplaining ones, bless their little hearts...

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 03, 2015, 09:44:12 PM
Well, I had a very busy day today. I left at 7:30 AM and drove a total of about 5 hours today, and it was well worth it as I brought home a new family member. His name is Oliver and is a real sweetie. I have been told he is around 7 years old, but I think closer to 5 yo, and a purebred Yorkshire Terrier, about 11 lbs.  He was an hour away from being euthanized when he was rescued after being dumped at the pound. I am so lucky to welcome him to my life. ♥  ♥  ♥

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Oliver/12294775_930213493734492_6922488221976581849_n.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/Oliver/12294775_930213493734492_6922488221976581849_n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on December 04, 2015, 12:21:37 AM
Congratulations to you both, Linda! He looks adorable.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 04, 2015, 06:03:44 AM
(http://www.whitedogbone.com/assets/images/itsaboy.jpg)

Congratulations!  I know Oliver will add so much love and happiness to your life, and you will give him back just as much.  I look forward to many pictures, and tales of his antics....
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 04, 2015, 11:14:25 AM
sweet pic, Linda!  How  was his first night with you?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: suelyblu on December 04, 2015, 04:53:52 PM
Well, I had a very busy day today. I left at 7:30 AM and drove a total of about 5 hours today, and it was well worth it as I brought home a new family member. His name is Oliver and is a real sweetie. I have been told he is around 7 years old, but I think closer to 5 yo, and a purebred Yorkshire Terrier, about 11 lbs.  He was an hour away from being euthanized when he was rescued after being dumped at the pound. I am so lucky to welcome him to my life. ♥  ♥  ♥

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Oliver/12294775_930213493734492_6922488221976581849_n.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/Oliver/12294775_930213493734492_6922488221976581849_n.jpg.html)

Linda... how wonderful that you found each other. Lucky you......lucky him.  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on December 04, 2015, 10:01:04 PM
YAAAYY!! Congratulations Linda! Geaux Oliver!

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on December 05, 2015, 01:22:51 AM
Many happy years together for you and Oliver!
Ain't nothing like a dog. :D :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 05, 2015, 07:46:02 AM
I know, I know, the house is a mess, but if you look past all the crap, Emmett is watching TV...

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 05, 2015, 07:47:09 AM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on December 06, 2015, 12:19:16 AM
He really is enjoying it isn't he.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 06, 2015, 12:42:38 PM
yes, but he doesn't just like hard news, he knows how to relax with sports, too...

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 06, 2015, 12:43:18 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 06, 2015, 12:44:34 PM
Linda, how's Oliver doing?  Will he have Ollie as a nickname, or remain a purist?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 06, 2015, 11:51:39 PM
Hi Nancy. It's been a busy couple of days, but Oliver is doing very well. Everything is going well. We are still working on the 'running out the door when it opens', so that is the one drawback. He is letting me know when he needs to go out and is sleeping on the bed with me at night. He is also not following me around EVERYWHERE I go, so he is getting more comfortable about not having me in sight. I believe I will stick to Oliver for now. He just doesn't seem like an Ollie. It reminds me of Oliver and Hardy, which I never much cared for.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 12, 2015, 01:03:04 PM
Cupcake is more tolerant of Emmett than Buddy is...or she's able to ignore him easier....Buddy growled at Emmett twice this week, because E bothers him under the bed when he's sleeping...we're working on it

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 12, 2015, 01:17:52 PM
Linda, I think it's always worth the time to take a few obedience classes, especially if it's for something that could get a dog hurt or lost like running out the door.  Even just working on sit/stay will do it.  With the Rotts it was a necessity, a dog that big must be trained and know who is the "alpha" of the pack.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 12, 2015, 01:22:21 PM
I just looked over and saw this...maybe Buddy's coming around  :)

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on December 12, 2015, 01:25:50 PM
Sweet! Emmett's getting big.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 12, 2015, 03:34:23 PM
Linda, I think it's always worth the time to take a few obedience classes, especially if it's for something that could get a dog hurt or lost like running out the door.  Even just working on sit/stay will do it.  With the Rotts it was a necessity, a dog that big must be trained and know who is the "alpha" of the pack.

Oh we are working on it. He already knows the 'sit' command, so I am making sure he is sitting as I open the door. If he tries to get up, I say 'no' and he is learning. The couple of times he has gotten out, I forcefully say his name and he stops. The randomly running out has stopped though, so things are better.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 12, 2015, 04:53:34 PM
I figured you were on top of it, glad to hear the running out has stopped...and great that he listens to you, that's a big thing.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 12, 2015, 09:11:15 PM
aw, sweet pic, Nancy.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 13, 2015, 08:14:15 PM
his favorite parts are the slow motion instant replays

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 13, 2015, 08:15:15 PM
patting Amendola's face after his catch was overturned on review

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 13, 2015, 08:56:55 PM
his favorite parts are the slow motion instant replays

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/PC130019_zpsbj0rqlon.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/PC130019_zpsbj0rqlon.jpg.html)

What a HOOT!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 14, 2015, 06:59:51 AM
that's too funny!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on December 14, 2015, 08:56:34 AM
You've got a tv addict there, Nancy!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 14, 2015, 11:26:26 AM
Yes, he even watched tv in the bedroom, lots of good commercials for video games, etc. 

He is so funny, this morning he brought his bed into the dining room and dragged it around the table, I guess he was looking for the right spot.  He definitely has a special personality...and I can't raise my voice, because he reminds me that he's a special needs kittie and should not be yelled at...   ::)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 14, 2015, 05:01:11 PM
I love this guy.  He brought his bed in the living room tonight but I wasn't fast enough with my camera, so I put it back in the hallway and he brought it in again!

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/PC140021_zpsel0amo5w.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/PC140021_zpsel0amo5w.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 15, 2015, 07:14:08 PM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/PC150024_zpsen5vbbqs.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/PC150024_zpsen5vbbqs.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 15, 2015, 09:09:33 PM
oh, why would you expose him to Chris Christie?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: fritzkep on December 16, 2015, 02:58:43 PM
Yeah, didn't know that the cat was into S&M.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 24, 2015, 04:39:00 PM
Oliver on Christmas Eve.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Oliver/100_5207.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/Oliver/100_5207.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 24, 2015, 04:40:09 PM
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Oliver/100_5210.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/Oliver/100_5210.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 24, 2015, 04:40:55 PM
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Oliver/100_5213.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/Oliver/100_5213.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 24, 2015, 04:41:17 PM
does he have a little sweater on?  How cute!  He's adorable, Linda.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 24, 2015, 04:42:11 PM
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Oliver/100_5215.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/Oliver/100_5215.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 24, 2015, 04:42:41 PM
(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/Oliver/100_5217.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/Oliver/100_5217.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 24, 2015, 04:44:12 PM
Quite the dapper gentleman!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 24, 2015, 04:53:07 PM
Thanks, Nancy!! I think so too!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on December 25, 2015, 01:12:54 AM
Awww, Oliver!

Happy Christmas to all the pets. :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 25, 2015, 09:22:48 AM
an update on Cassidy...Shelly works with him many hours a day to try to save his knees from being amputated.  There's a video on the FB page

https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens (https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens)

Cassidy had a great day yesterday with his physical therapy, and spent TWO hours wearing his splints... on both legs! The angles were only about 160-170 degrees, but the fact that he tolerated them (more or less) for so long was a pretty awesome early Christmas present to me! I still have to remain motionless and watch him like a hawk so I can manage his unpredictable Incredible Hulk moments to keep him from hurting himself, but I was very happy with his efforts.

It remains to be seen whether or not the physical therapy will restore function to his knees, but I am feeling slightly encouraged after the last few days. It took about six hours today to get the two hours in the splints, and it needs to happen every day in increasing durations. This video was him during a break from the splints being removed, in case you're wondering why he has tape stuck to him. He gets cranky if I take it all off at once sometimes.

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 25, 2015, 09:31:27 AM
Another one found her way to tiny kittens...

Tis the season for surprises, and we got a big one a few minutes ago! Meet Mary, our first kitty ever to check herself into TinyKittens HQ.

She literally showed up on our doorstep meowing, and then walked around the house looking in the windows until we heard her and let her in. We quickly noticed she was losing quite a bit of blood, and suspect either a miscarriage of an early pregnancy in progress or a severe uterine or urinary tract issue. Despite her condition, she is the sweetest, most affectionate little girl ever. We have rushed her to the Emergency Clinic, where she will almost certainly have emergency surgery along with whatever critical care she needs.

Because it is a holiday and Mary is at the Emergency Clinic, we are expecting her medical bill to exceed $2500. If anyone is able to help with a donation of any amount, we would be very grateful. I hate asking, because you already give so much, but we just couldn’t look into those eyes and not do everything in our power to help her.

UPDATE, 7:43pm PT: Mary has been admitted at the Emergency Clinic, and has had several tests done, as well as an ultrasound and x-ray. They are waiting on consultation from a radiologist, but tentatively planning for surgery in the morning once they have a more conclusive diagnosis. In the meantime, Mary is stable and comfortable, and is in excellent hands.

Our most heartfelt thanks to everyone who has donated, sent well-wishes and prayers, and shared this post, and to our amazingly dedicated team of helpers at TK HQ. We couldn't have gotten Mary the help she needs without your incredibly fast and generous support, so we are really counting our many blessings tonight.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 25, 2015, 03:18:26 PM
Speaking of Christmas Miracles.... We just brought Mary home from her stay at the emergency clinic, where in the wee hours of the morning they discovered a single tiny heartbeat.

Since Mary is stable and her bloodwork looks good, we chose not to do an emergency spay so we can give the baby a chance. Please be prepared that her condition could worsen at any moment, and if that happens, we will need to take her in for an emergency spay. Because the baby is not yet calcified (bones are not forming yet), we are expecting at least another 20 days of pregnancy, which means it is far too early for the baby to survive on its own. Please also be aware that we have been advised that it is VERY unlikely that the baby will survive.

Still, a tiny part of us hopes this is a double Christmas Miracle in the making... but regardless of what happens with the tiny one, we are so grateful Mary will only know love, happiness and a full food bowl from now on.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 28, 2015, 07:53:38 AM
Emmett likes Buddy because Buddy runs around and chases balls and plays, unlike Cupcake, who continues to practice her sleeping skills...Buddy is mostly tolerant of Emmett, unless he bothers him while he's under the bed, which is his nest - then he'll bark at him, and I think I heard a growl once...


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 28, 2015, 06:37:33 PM
he hasn't been watching TV much lately, but some commercials on Animal Planet caught his eye today

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on December 28, 2015, 07:35:52 PM
He is such a hoot.

Oliver is doing well. Just trying to deal with snow and cold weather. Highs in the mid 30's and lows in the low teens. Needless to say he does his business very quickly!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on December 29, 2015, 06:08:50 AM
Thanks for the updates on Oliver, Emmit, and Cassidy.  Fingers crossed for little Mary.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on December 29, 2015, 08:09:21 AM
Linda, it's so great that Oliver has a warm loving home!  What a Christmas gift you gave him...and he is giving to you.

Chuck, I watched a video of Mary the cat and she really is sweet and affectionate.  They think she may have been on the street for some time, but she's definitely not feral.  She's also eating well; no word yet on the tiny heartbeat, they will take her for another ultra sound sometime this week, but it's looking good for her overall.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 01, 2016, 01:46:20 PM
Well, this is a classic example of “no good deed goes unpunished”, as well as “I’m such a fucking idiot”.

I’m afraid that Jenny, the cat that I offered to watch for a month while her owner was traveling for work, is now my responsibility.

For whatever reason, Emmett HATES HATES her, so I’ve had to keep them separated for the entire month.  This ain’t easy when Jenny paws constantly on the closed door to be let out…and I mean constantly.  It’s enough to drive you to drink…so I did…and do…

We have a routine of sorts: Emmett stays in his room at night (the guest bathroom), and he really doesn’t mind that at all.  Jenny is out at night and during the day while I’m at work. 

But when I get home and put her in the guest bedroom, she eats her dinner (which takes about 12 seconds) then immediately starts pawing at the door (I did a quick youtube search but couldn’t find any as annoying as hers).  I can hear her in my bedroom down the hall with the TV on.  She also does quite possibly the stinkiest poops on earth.  And when I tried to switch her from canned food to dry, to try to control the stench, she ate every bit, then puked on the entire dining room.

The guy said he would order cat food on Amazon to be delivered.  No.  Two emails in late December and one voicemail yesterday have gone unanswered.  If Emmett didn't detest her, no problem.  But they can't share the same space.

Shit. 

Is this a scam, like sending money to a nigerian prince?


Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 01, 2016, 02:14:15 PM
Well, damn Nancy. I am so sorry this has worked out like this. What a bad situation.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 01, 2016, 10:07:04 PM
Thanks, Linda.  I really don't know what to do about her.

On the other hand, Emmett is the perfect kitten.  He goes into his room every night with no problem, he's delightful during the day playing with his toys and trying to play with the dogs, and his eyes are responding well to the meds. 

So...right now Emmett is in his room, the dogs are in my room (known as "the den"), Jenny is sweet and quiet on the pad in front of the TV...

I guess all is well with the world...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 03, 2016, 05:21:47 AM
Well, I was surprised to hear from Jenny's owner, he's back in Austin and can come and pick her up today!  I am SOOOO happy!  She's a good cat, and if they had gotten along it would have been fine, but she and I will both be glad when she's back home.

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 03, 2016, 06:02:28 AM
He knocked over his TV perch and made a fort out of his floor mat.  I love him  :)

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/Jenny/Emmett/P1030039_zpsdwguloss.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/Jenny/Emmett/P1030039_zpsdwguloss.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on January 03, 2016, 11:36:12 AM
Well, I was surprised to hear from Jenny's owner, he's back in Austin and can come and pick her up today!  I am SOOOO happy!  She's a good cat, and if they had gotten along it would have been fine, but she and I will both be glad when she's back home.

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P1020037_zpsekpk22ku.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P1020037_zpsekpk22ku.jpg.html)

I'm glad that's sorted - it would be a shame if you and the other animals had to lead a more complicated life to fit her in. The owner sounds rather an unpredictable man!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 03, 2016, 02:24:57 PM
thanks, Sara...yes, it would have been a bad situation.  The guy wasn't so bad, it was just that he didn't answer my emails or have the additional food delivered.  So I paid for cat litter and food to watch her for a month...oh well, i did offer.

He did bring me some tea from India...and he was staying in Dubai 3 buildings down from the hotel that caught fire on NYE.

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 08, 2016, 06:09:11 AM
he always makes me smile...

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 08, 2016, 06:09:37 AM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 08, 2016, 06:10:33 AM
helping me make the bed

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 08, 2016, 11:21:59 AM
absolutely adorable AND smart  :D

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 08, 2016, 03:26:06 PM
He makes me smile too, Nancy. My granddaughter saw his picture and pointed and said 'ditdoo". This is what she calls cats. :D

His eyes look like they are doing better.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 08, 2016, 05:16:07 PM
He makes me smile too, Nancy. My granddaughter saw his picture and pointed and said 'ditdoo". This is what she calls cats. :D

His eyes look like they are doing better.

Ditdoo!  How adorable!  I love it when kids have their own language and only special people in their lives understand it.  Does she love Oliver?  I bet they are cute together.

His eyes don't seem to bother him, he never paws at them or anything.  They get red sometimes, and sometimes a little teary, but mostly they're clear, so I only put the ointment in about once a week.  I have to take him back to the eye doctor and see if the hairs are growing in and may start to irritate his eyes...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 08, 2016, 05:42:48 PM
Ditdoo!  How adorable!  I love it when kids have their own language and only special people in their lives understand it.  Does she love Oliver?  I bet they are cute together.

His eyes don't seem to bother him, he never paws at them or anything.  They get red sometimes, and sometimes a little teary, but mostly they're clear, so I only put the ointment in about once a week.  I have to take him back to the eye doctor and see if the hairs are growing in and may start to irritate his eyes...

Yes, she definitely has her own language. She points and says her word and then I repeat it and then say the right word. But she definitely has her own vocabulary.

She and Oliver get along great. I am glad to hear his eyes are doing well.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 09, 2016, 07:28:52 PM
Awww...glad to see the four-footed family members are doing well!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 23, 2016, 08:01:09 PM
He was playing with kleenex in the trashcan by the sofa, until I showed him again the $487 worth of toys he has...that always tires him out...

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 23, 2016, 08:01:29 PM
he likes this tunnel...he has been a joy every single day since I got him....

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 23, 2016, 08:35:12 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 23, 2016, 08:38:13 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 23, 2016, 08:59:10 PM
Great to see he's doing so well!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 24, 2016, 06:08:25 AM
Thanks, Chuck, he is doing great.  The only thing is, I can't get him to learn his name.  He's totally oblivious to me when i call to him or try to get his attention.  Small thing, it'll happen.

This was my bed at 6:30 this morning...the bump in the middle in between Emmett and Cupcake is Buddy, he likes to be under the covers so i put the down blanket (his favorite) over him.

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 24, 2016, 12:55:27 PM
Chuck, I watched a video of Mary the cat and she really is sweet and affectionate.  They think she may have been on the street for some time, but she's definitely not feral.

Went to TinyKitties to try and find an update on her.  Apparently, she's been adopted.  Hooray for her!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 24, 2016, 02:17:02 PM
yes, she was adopted pretty quickly.  I think she has a FB page, but i haven't looked for it.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on January 24, 2016, 02:33:34 PM
Thanks, Chuck, he is doing great.  The only thing is, I can't get him to learn his name.  He's totally oblivious to me when i call to him or try to get his attention.  Small thing, it'll happen.

This was my bed at 6:30 this morning...the bump in the middle in between Emmett and Cupcake is Buddy, he likes to be under the covers so i put the down blanket (his favorite) over him.

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Reminds me of my 2-cat bed!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 24, 2016, 04:35:00 PM
It's nice when they leave us a little room, isn't it?   :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 26, 2016, 06:31:59 PM
I swear, he gets cuter every day.  I'll try to get pictures of him in his new tunnel.  It's 3 feet long and sounds like crinkly cellophane...he got Buddy good, he walked by and Emmett charged him through the tunnel, scared the HELL out of Buddy, he launched himself off the ground about 4 feet onto my lap...I tried not to laugh but it was hilarious...


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 26, 2016, 06:33:41 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 26, 2016, 06:41:35 PM
I swear, he gets cuter every day.  I'll try to get pictures of him in his new tunnel.  It's 3 feet long and sounds like crinkly cellophane...he got Buddy good, he walked by and Emmett charged him through the tunnel, scared the HELL out of Buddy, he launched himself off the ground about 4 feet onto my lap...I tried not to laugh but it was hilarious...


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This is hilarious, and I would have laughed out loud about that. I can picture it though, because I have had so many cats and dogs. The cats ALWAYS won!! :laugh:
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 28, 2016, 04:45:00 PM
Poor Buddy is still recovering from his scare!  Even after I moved the tunnel, he was afraid to walk across that part of the room...

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on January 29, 2016, 06:04:44 AM
Love it!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 29, 2016, 06:28:53 AM
a visitor posted this on Tiny Kittens Cat Pack FB page


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on January 29, 2016, 06:40:07 AM
LOL!

No, never!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 30, 2016, 02:42:00 PM
I was sure they would jump down when I ran into the living room for my camera, but they didn't...Cupcake & Emmett...


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 30, 2016, 02:42:11 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 30, 2016, 02:42:39 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 30, 2016, 02:43:16 PM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on January 30, 2016, 02:45:41 PM
great series!  looks like they get along sometimes.  LOL
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on January 30, 2016, 03:19:45 PM
These are great!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 31, 2016, 07:11:00 AM
Emmett wants to get along with both of them, especially Buddy since he's the one who plays and runs around.  Funny, he hated Jenny the cat, but loves the dogs...

Here he is watching a fish video this morning, link below...(I guess I should get him his own iPad and yurt!)  Fishies for kitties, nice relaxing new-ish age music for hoomins....

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Relaxing 3 Hour Video of Ocean Fish
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI9OTeTGcrw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI9OTeTGcrw)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on January 31, 2016, 08:17:45 AM
He's gotten into the habit of taking something off my night table and putting it on the bed.  Today it was a cough drop and the thermometer.  He also brought my chap stick into the dining room to play with...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on January 31, 2016, 07:41:49 PM
I love all these Emmett stories, Nancy! Sorry I am just catching up. I have been in bed with a severe case of the stomach flu!!

Keep them up! Love them!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 01, 2016, 11:37:40 AM
Linda, sorry to hear you've been so sick and glad you're feeling better. I hope the little one doesn't get.

As long as Emmett keeps doing cute things, I'll keep you updated.  I've never had a cat quite like him before.  He still stays in the guest bathroom at night, and I still keep waiting for him to resist going in at night, or to start meowing all night to get out.  But he is happy as a clam in there.  I call him to get his treaties and he runs ahead of me to  his room and doesn't try to run out.  The only time he meows is if the heater starts to run, it's right next to the bathroom and he doesn't like it.  But I hardly have it on, so it hasn't been a problem.

I came home for lunch one day last week and was finally able to see how he sleeps - he's usually waiting at the door when he hears me.  He was totally buried under his quilt, which is on top of a fluffy dog bed, nice and warm.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 02, 2016, 06:03:49 AM
I miss so many of his antics with the camera, and have only 1 or 2 videos (I'm not very good at that)....

must move the mouse toy to a better place!
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 02, 2016, 12:20:40 PM
He was very tolerant of the intrusive human invading his private bird & squirrel watching space behind the patio curtains...


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 03, 2016, 06:25:12 AM
LOL   sweet!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 03, 2016, 08:38:48 AM
That is the word for Emmett - sweet.

But he has his moments!  This morning he got on the keyboard of my laptop to better see his fish tv, and ended up turning off my wifi and turning on airplane mode.  I went to settings but it wouldn't let me move the button for wifi from off to on.  Couldn't ask google 'cause I couldn't get online, of course.  I even did a system restore to try to reset it, no luck. 

An hour later I finally called someone at work, and here's the answer: function key and F12 (or whatever your keyboard has as the wireless key).  Worked.

I tried to yell at Emmett but he pointed to his eyes and said "Mom.  Special needs."  So he got a treat instead.   :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 05, 2016, 01:50:58 PM
I was leaving for the store this afternoon, put the dogs in the crate (they can't be trusted, as I've found out) but couldn't find Emmett.  Called, looked in his bathroom, looked in my room, shook the can with his treats - nothing.  Checked the garage (he's not allowed out there but he's quick), checked the guest room - nothing....went back into my room to change.......








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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: bentgyro on February 05, 2016, 02:38:41 PM
It was just so warm and cozy in there! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 06, 2016, 06:06:02 AM
Yes, he wasn't about to come out just because the human was making noise in his direction...


I did not put these things here...although to be fair, the rubber ducky was on the counter (it was in a goody bag for a Brokie bash that Chuck sent a few years back)...and I don't know where he got the little twig, must have traveled in on a dog...

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 06, 2016, 11:54:07 AM
Oh he's a collector! 

Don't ya love it when they do strange things?   Blaze used to have a small stuffed kitten, and he would constantly carry it in his mouth, and leave it with its face in the waterbowl, like he knew it was thirsty and needed a drink.

LOL
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on February 06, 2016, 12:08:14 PM
I'm LOLling about both your cats!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 06, 2016, 08:54:25 PM
Chuck, Blaze sounds like a real character!

Friends.  Yes?  No?  Maybe?
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 06, 2016, 08:57:49 PM
resting up for more scampiness

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 08, 2016, 10:40:29 AM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 08, 2016, 10:41:05 AM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 08, 2016, 10:41:37 AM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 10, 2016, 04:17:57 PM
I might try to get along with him...
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 10, 2016, 04:18:27 PM
or I might eat him...

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 10, 2016, 06:21:39 PM
LMAO!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 10, 2016, 07:49:55 PM
Too funny, Nancy.
And Emmett doesn't give a sh*t. :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on February 11, 2016, 02:36:02 AM
Those two are hilarious!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 13, 2016, 07:42:46 AM
you can't bite me when i surprise you like this 'cause I'm special needs, and the human likes me   :P


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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 13, 2016, 05:10:39 PM
^^^^^ LOL!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 13, 2016, 06:06:04 PM
LOL @ 'the human likes me'
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 14, 2016, 05:21:49 AM
I just can't say enough about this kitten, he is so adorable...it's 6:15, he and the dogs ate breakfast, then he carried one of his toys back into his "bedroom" (the guest bathroom) and I can hear him playing in his room, just like a kid.  He's been in there for 10 minutes, rolling a ball with a bell inside, keeping himself amused.  Every day he gets more delightful.

Linda, any new pics of Oliver?  How's he doing?
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 14, 2016, 09:21:33 AM
Hold on while I add up how much I've spent on Amazon for amazing cat toys, when I could have bought kleenex (and paper towels, he loves to tear those up)

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 14, 2016, 09:21:59 AM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 14, 2016, 09:22:32 AM
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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 14, 2016, 09:23:40 AM
and a half second after this, he forgot where he was and slid off the table with the box..

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 15, 2016, 09:16:53 PM
I don't have any new pictures of Oliver right now Nancy. He is asleep on my lap at the moment.

Oliver LOVES tearing up kleenex and paper towels as well. If I drop one, he is on it like a flash!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 18, 2016, 06:48:50 AM
Dario, a Leonberger, tries to get at the treats in Sam Mammano's pocket during the working group competition during the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)


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NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) Dario the big Leonberger wanted a treat. So what if he was right in the middle of the show ring at the Westminster Kennel Club?

The persistent and playful Dario became an instant sensation in the dog world Tuesday night, delighting a packed crowd at Madison Square Garden with his antics.

Not to be denied, Dario kept gnawing at the suit pocket of handler Sam Mammano as he romped all the way around the ring. He wouldn't stop, and the fans went bonkers.

Tricks, no treats.

Dario missed out on an award in the working group, but the 2 1/2-year-old certainly earned a place forever in dogdom lore.

Mammano, of Rochester, New York, could only smile afterward.

"Good comic relief," he said. "He's a young, silly dog and was just having fun."
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 18, 2016, 04:33:21 PM
new toy...but not as good as a kleenex box...

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 18, 2016, 04:58:36 PM
new toys are a good thing!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 19, 2016, 07:03:11 AM
He likes this one but it's not his favorite.  His current favorites are the balls with bells in them.  He'll carry one over to the long sheers in the living room, drop it, and chase it around the folds of the fabric, with me hoping he doesn't pull the rod down...

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 19, 2016, 07:05:01 AM
I'm so glad it's been nice enough to have the windows open this week...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P2130044_zps2zqhspko.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P2130044_zps2zqhspko.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 19, 2016, 10:25:06 AM
Looks like you gave him a great home!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 21, 2016, 11:23:10 AM
kitten nap

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/emmett%20nap_zps9tvbvaxf.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/emmett%20nap_zps9tvbvaxf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 22, 2016, 02:19:57 PM
this is getting a little tight for him...
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P2220040_zpsmkqja6hi.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P2220040_zpsmkqja6hi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 22, 2016, 05:58:47 PM
time for the next size.....although, they do like to squeeze into small places.   lol
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 23, 2016, 12:13:01 PM
yes, they do...he couldn't quite get comfortable, it took him a few minutes, going in circles trying to find just the right way to curl up...and sometimes he'll squish himself in between me and the arm of the sofa and take a nap...he's so damn cute! 

Still doesn't know his name...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: oilgun on February 23, 2016, 04:56:26 PM
I had to go to Toronto for work recently and was able to visit with my favourite niece and nephew, Carly and Newt! I received so much puppy love from them, it was great!

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/IMG_5986_zpshoq2gagl.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/oilgun/media/IMG_5986_zpshoq2gagl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 23, 2016, 06:44:37 PM
yes, they do...he couldn't quite get comfortable, it took him a few minutes, going in circles trying to find just the right way to curl up...and sometimes he'll squish himself in between me and the arm of the sofa and take a nap...he's so damn cute! 

Still doesn't know his name...


Oh, he's getting good at ignoring the human.  LOL
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on February 24, 2016, 02:02:22 AM
I had to go to Toronto for work recently and was able to visit with my favourite niece and nephew, Carly and Newt! I received so much puppy love from them, it was great!

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/IMG_5986_zpshoq2gagl.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/oilgun/media/IMG_5986_zpshoq2gagl.jpg.html)

Looks very cosy!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on February 24, 2016, 02:04:55 AM
yes, they do...he couldn't quite get comfortable, it took him a few minutes, going in circles trying to find just the right way to curl up...and sometimes he'll squish himself in between me and the arm of the sofa and take a nap...he's so damn cute! 

Still doesn't know his name...

And how are you expecting him to show it? LOL! I don't know that my two can distinguish between their names. I wonder if I say them with different intonations? (Both two syllables) I must think about it!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 24, 2016, 07:33:10 AM
All my cats knew their names and would come when i called them, Emmett just keeps walking to wherever he's going or doing whatever he's doing, he never looks up at the sound of my voice...

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/78/eb/6c/78eb6c6e5a10d9d44504aaf60a6795ae.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 24, 2016, 07:33:32 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/1d/33/7c/1d337c82f8611a7afe187e4ec0323408.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 24, 2016, 07:34:58 AM
This is like Buddy, he's afraid of Emmett...

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/6e/f9/b6/6ef9b65d5728cb441b3862aefae7090e.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on February 24, 2016, 08:00:39 AM
 ;D (all of them!)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 24, 2016, 01:28:36 PM
This is like Buddy, he's afraid of Emmett...

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/6e/f9/b6/6ef9b65d5728cb441b3862aefae7090e.jpg)

This has always been a favorite of mine!!! :laugh:
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 24, 2016, 01:34:01 PM
This is like Buddy, he's afraid of Emmett...

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/6e/f9/b6/6ef9b65d5728cb441b3862aefae7090e.jpg)


This has always been a favorite of mine!!! :laugh:
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 24, 2016, 01:35:14 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/1d/33/7c/1d337c82f8611a7afe187e4ec0323408.jpg)


Oliver jumps up on the bed when it is time to go to bed at night. He lies down on the bed on my side, and when I go to move him to his side he becomes dead weight to make it hard to pick him up. :P
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 24, 2016, 06:39:46 PM
lmao!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 24, 2016, 09:21:20 PM
lmao!

Yeah, I know. That's what I get for teaching him how to sleep in the bed with me!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 25, 2016, 01:50:37 PM
the black cat sneaking up on the dog reminds me of this....


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/47/2f/aa/472faa237ed5cc4a6485b5d45abe1f82.jpg)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on February 25, 2016, 07:47:10 PM
I love that one as well, Chuck!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 26, 2016, 11:28:41 AM
the black cat sneaking up on the dog reminds me of this....


(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/47/2f/aa/472faa237ed5cc4a6485b5d45abe1f82.jpg)

lmao!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 26, 2016, 05:51:11 PM
squished in between me and the sofa arm

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P2260041_zpst8mahj2p.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P2260041_zpst8mahj2p.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 26, 2016, 05:51:52 PM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P2260043_zps698uhpsu.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P2260043_zps698uhpsu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on February 26, 2016, 05:52:55 PM
bird watching

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on February 26, 2016, 06:29:41 PM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P2260043_zps698uhpsu.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P2260043_zps698uhpsu.jpg.html)

I like when they do that.....find a warm spot by their human, and snuggle down.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 02, 2016, 04:59:57 PM
New Buddy picture...he's almost 10 and still acts a lot like a pup

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P3020047_zpsswrrvpxe.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P3020047_zpsswrrvpxe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on March 02, 2016, 08:47:24 PM
Great picture of him, Nancy!!

This is a pic of my son and dil's poodle mixes.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/12742759_10201696673296186_6388399053305688746_n.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/12742759_10201696673296186_6388399053305688746_n.jpg.html)

Charlie, Gigi and Frodo.
Charlie is the newest adoptee, (Thanksgiving last year), Gigi and Frodo.
They are at the other grandma's house.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 03, 2016, 05:26:51 AM
Their little faces - how adorable!  Charlie looks like he fit right in.

I had Buddy out front last week and a woman walking by asked me what kind of dog he was, she said he looked like a lamb...and he really does, because his legs are so long.  From the time I got him I called him my petit agneau, little lamb...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 03, 2016, 07:16:30 AM
Sweet pic, Auntie!  They look like they get along pretty well.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 03, 2016, 01:58:08 PM
Look everybody, it's Emmett!  That's what I say to Buddy and Cupcake, when E's being cute....Buddy always gives me a dirty look...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P3020049_zps7dfre4bg.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P3020049_zps7dfre4bg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on March 03, 2016, 02:00:26 PM
LOL at Buddy's dirty look!! :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 03, 2016, 02:09:52 PM
How's Oliver doing?  Happy in his new home, I'm sure...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on March 03, 2016, 02:24:20 PM
Oh yeah. He really is a happy and loving dog. He minds so well. I finally got him a decent crate (as he came crate trained) and he really likes it. I never put him in it unless I go somewhere where I cannot take him. He stays at my side when I take him out to do his business. I'll say, 'go on' and he'll run up about 8 feet and then turn around and and come back to my side. He is not on a leash, unless I take him out of the fenced property where the apartments are.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 03, 2016, 03:12:25 PM
I'm so happy to hear that!  How old is he again?  I know you drove hours to get him, was he in a shelter or a foster home?  Either way, he's in his forever home now...  :)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on March 03, 2016, 05:39:34 PM
I was told he is 7 years old, but I think he is younger. I found him online at the Panhandle Hope for Paws in Amarillo. They are not a shelter, but have an army of rescuers and fosters. He was an hour away from being euthanized when he was rescued. The foster mother met me half way between Albuquerque and Amarillo so I could pick him up!

Yes he definitely home.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 04, 2016, 12:10:32 PM
Since I'm off work for a few months, Emmett's new favorite place is the living room window...lots of birds to watch...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/253c8283-3363-4fe0-9841-a95ac2411685_zpszn0adls1.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/253c8283-3363-4fe0-9841-a95ac2411685_zpszn0adls1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on March 04, 2016, 01:45:59 PM
Fritz was here visiting a few weeks ago and he took a picture of Oliver and I.

(http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af110/tootsiemom/10273607_1050518471656288_1380877663356958349_n.jpg) (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/tootsiemom/media/10273607_1050518471656288_1380877663356958349_n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 05, 2016, 11:44:30 AM
Oh, great pic! 
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 05, 2016, 05:06:30 PM
Well, we’re on kitten watch at tinykittens.  Shelly trapped a feral pregnant cat who looks like she is due any day, she’s huge.   I think Shelly named her Sable, and did the intake by herself, it was amazing to watch.
   
She didn’t use gloves at all, which surprised me.  She got everything set up that she needed, and covered the front of the trap with a blanket, and she had a blanket on her lap.  Then she opened the door and the cat was practically in her lap as soon as the door opened.  She turned around so she was facing the camera, and kept Sable totally covered to make her feel safe.  She talked to the viewers in a very low voice, so Sable wouldn’t get upset.

With her in that position, she was able to open the blanket just enough to give her an injection that will help shield the kittens from URI that they tend to get from being in the forest.  She also managed to clean her ears. 

She already had a nest set up for her, so she gathered her up in the blankets and held them up against the entrance to the nest and waited until she went in.  Then she set up the camera, turned on the tape of forest sounds that Sable is used to hearing and left.  Poor thing, she looks scared, but this is the best thing that could have happened to her.  This will be her last litter of kittens, and she'll be able to go back to the forest if it turns out she can't be placed in a home.

eta: she left the nest and is hiding behind a cabinet in the room...camera-shy...
http://livestream.com/tinykittens/savina (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/savina)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 06, 2016, 06:56:46 AM
Two mamas-to-be at tiny kittens...Neelix, in the back, is due in about 4 weeks.  Sable (trapped yesterday) is due in about 4 minutes...

(https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/12794435_1019461534795377_1939221822482672716_n.jpg?oh=312e67c764921625e78b285a3097c87d&oe=5756D543)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 09, 2016, 12:33:42 PM
It's rainy & windy here, 59* but I have the windows open.  He moved the pillow sham behind the curtains (I didn't put it there) so he could take a hidden nap, but I got a pic when the wind blew the curtains in.

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P3090056_zpsmp2pbytc.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P3090056_zpsmp2pbytc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 09, 2016, 12:34:02 PM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P3090053_zpszfa2s6jv.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P3090053_zpszfa2s6jv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on March 09, 2016, 03:12:40 PM
I love the way Emmet moves things around. I've never come across that in a cat!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 09, 2016, 04:56:15 PM
I've never seen it either.  This time he was playing with the sham on the floor and slid it behind the curtains, he didn't drag it.

One thing I think is so cute is that he still likes to sleep in the bathroom at night.  He likes to go in about 7 at night...I get his snack and he leads me to his room and he stays there all night.  It works for me because he can't go after Buddy in the middle of the night, or jump on the bed at 2am and wake me up. 

Last night we had a bad thunderstorm and I opened his door in case the thunder and lightning scared him, but no.  He was just sleeping in his bed.  He's a confident, self-sufficient little guy.

eta:  just this minute I heard a noise, the TV is on mute, looked over and he was dragging his bed into the living room!  He hasn't done that in a few weeks...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 09, 2016, 06:05:43 PM
he's the reincarnation of a deceased interior decorator, that's why he rearranges  things.   LOL
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 09, 2016, 06:16:34 PM
lmao!

Over on tiny kittens, still waiting for Sable to have her kittens and Shelly has started a sound track for the chatters, including Bowie's Under Pressure and Salt n Pepa Push It...the cats in the room can't hear the music, just the crazy cat people...

Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 10, 2016, 05:02:18 AM
Sable has had 4 kittens

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/Sable%20and%20babies_zpsia2hz1ll.png) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/Sable%20and%20babies_zpsia2hz1ll.png.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 10, 2016, 10:55:37 AM
aw, sweet Sable!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 11, 2016, 11:21:13 AM
1 of the 4 is not too interested in nursing so Shelly tried to feed him with a bottle, but the results were no better, and he had lost 9 grams overnight.  She took him in to the vet this morning to see if they can find out what's wrong.

Meantime, in Emmett's world...I put a pillow sham on the window sill for him to lay on, and he fell off this morning and the sham fell on top of him.  Instead of being scared, he stayed under the sham, hiding and playing for about 3 minutes...I love him...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P3110060_zpszhdxdttb.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P3110060_zpszhdxdttb.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 11, 2016, 11:22:09 AM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P3110061_zpskovwvnpd.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P3110061_zpskovwvnpd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 11, 2016, 11:23:32 AM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P3110062_zpsclybgwwf.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P3110062_zpsclybgwwf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 11, 2016, 11:24:33 AM
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P3110063_zpss4gov9eh.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P3110063_zpss4gov9eh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: killersmom on March 11, 2016, 12:07:06 PM
What a character!!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 11, 2016, 02:39:38 PM
He really is, he makes me laugh every day, he's always doing something goofy...
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 12, 2016, 01:57:31 PM
this is the little girl that isn't thriving as much as her siblings...She is being bottle fed and has been tube-fed twice to try to get a few ounces of weight on her.

The naming for this litter is for Dr. Seuss characters, so she is Cindy Lou from How The Grinch Stole Christmas

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10399653_1023070917767772_7963631468777131972_n.jpg?oh=594a17981be86608d52663fd9c965194&oe=57557FE0)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 12, 2016, 02:00:52 PM
Her sister is Gertrude McFuzz. She was a girl-bird that only had one feather.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/12799311_1022896177785246_2371733495699964373_n.jpg?oh=701e68461ca64b7e18ad05deaac54fe6&oe=5790E2B9)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 12, 2016, 02:04:05 PM
the ginger girl in the middle is Mayzie McGrew and the other one is Bartholomew Mercury Geisel


(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12805799_1023023681105829_4939962709472935025_n.jpg?oh=9c4a72d5f3d2f8da3db912e987c917bd&oe=574C1E2A)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 12, 2016, 04:49:04 PM
very cute!!!   I hope Cindy Lou Who thrives!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 12, 2016, 07:51:31 PM
she can use your good wishes, Chuck.  Shelly is bottle feeding on camera every 2 hours, and Cindy Lou is not very interested in eating.  But Shelly is nothing if not persistent, so she's trying hard to get at least 10 mls in her each time.  She weighs before and after every feeding to see if she's gaining, and she has gained 6 grams today.  But she's not out of the woods yet...

http://livestream.com/tinykittens/savina (http://livestream.com/tinykittens/savina)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 13, 2016, 05:20:26 PM
UPDATE: Cindy Lou is gaining weight, but is clearly not developing normally. Her breathing sometimes pauses, which is further evidence of a significant respiratory defect. Dr. F feels her prognosis is not good, so please be prepared for the worst while we continue to hope for the best. We will continue to monitor her very closely for any changes while providing the very best supportive care possible.

At this time, she is comfortable, warm, loved and being bottle fed every 2 hours around the clock. Regardless of the outcome, please take comfort knowing she would have starved to death her first day if she hadn't been born in our care. Instead, she has only known love and comfort. If she is only meant to live days rather than years, her life will still mean something, and she will have mattered.

Cindy Lou Mew is why it is so important to spay and neuter. Her mom is a feral cat from a colony of 200+ cats. In this colony alone, hundreds of kittens are born each year, only to die from starvation, disease, injury or predators.

Please help raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering! And if you need assistance spaying or neutering your cat, contact your local SPCA or shelter. Most have low-cost or free spay/neuter programs and are happy to help.

(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10288746_1024530107621853_8746221899704210278_n.jpg?oh=08e4f624026217443230c61d2d340d65&oe=5754CF07)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 14, 2016, 06:44:18 AM
With many tears, we said goodbye to Cindy Lou Mew at 9:52pm Sunday night. Dr. Ferguson very kindly invited us into her home, confirmed it was time, and ensured Cindy Lou's passing was peaceful and painless.

It never gets any easier to lose one, but I hope you will take comfort knowing her short time with us was filled with love, comfort and warmth. Her life meant something, she mattered, and that is so much more than so many other kittens ever get.

The best way I can think of to honor Cindy Lou Mew's life is by sharing her story to help more people understand the importance of spaying and neutering.


https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens (https://www.facebook.com/tinykittens)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 14, 2016, 05:35:31 PM
awwww,  poor Cindy Lou.....I'm glad that she was made comfortable for as long as she was here.
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 14, 2016, 06:46:33 PM
yes, Shelly made sure of that.

And for kitten therapy after such a bad day, she posted a short video of Cassidy riding a Roomba, set to Low Rider...
 

https://www.facebook.com/tinytuxies/ (https://www.facebook.com/tinytuxies/)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 17, 2016, 10:17:01 AM
he still loves to sit and sleep in this little thing...and he's still adorable...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P3170064_zpsht4qbjdf.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P3170064_zpsht4qbjdf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 17, 2016, 07:19:29 PM
one of the few rules I have for cats is that they're not allowed on tables or kitchen counters...tables because I  usually have stuff that they knock off and break...Emmett 1, mom 0...

(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn33/antiques4sale1/P3170066_zpsmlu8denl.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/antiques4sale1/media/P3170066_zpsmlu8denl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: Sara B on March 18, 2016, 04:54:14 AM
I have that rule too.

Alice and Sukie 2047, me possibly 2. :D
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 18, 2016, 08:05:54 AM
lol, Sara...somehow he gets his way more often than not, but he's really a good kitty...and it's hard to say no to that face!
Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 20, 2016, 05:35:00 PM
from tinykittens.com yesterday...
Happy Caturday from 9-day-old Trudie McFuzz!

Mama Sable is feral and sadly never got the chance to learn that humans aren't predators, but watch the cam for a few minutes and you'll see the absolute love she feels for her babies! This little family is guaranteed to warm your heart and brighten your day.

This isn't Sable's first litter of kittens, but it will definitely be her last... and her easiest. In the wild, only 25% of her kittens would have survived, and the surviving kitten would have gotten pregnant as early as 4 months of age. Because we trapped her in time, she and her kittens will all be spayed/neutered, and her kittens will know nothing but love their entire lives.



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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 21, 2016, 03:02:28 PM
Mayzie, Trudie and Bartholomew...eyes should open any day now

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: morrobay on March 24, 2016, 05:22:10 PM
Trudie's first!  But she looks like Grumpy Kitten

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Title: Re: Pets and Other Animal Friends II
Post by: CellarDweller115 on March 24, 2016, 07: