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Why can I not find a pet chat? Well I find them but theyre either flooded with porn, no one else is there, or it costs money. Anyone know of any good ones?
 

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had any luck finding a petchat, peacedove?

ummmm...what exactly is a pet chat? if you want to talk about pets, i'll be glad to talk about my crew.

or is it your pet that is going to be doing the talking? :shock:

:wink: terri
 

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well, one bought and paid for 15 year old black miniture poodle. he is my senior citizen, gets anything he wants now, have built little stools and placed them everywhere because his little bones give way when he tries to jump, is deaf but can hear high pitched whistles...if he chooses. all the other dogs bow to his toothless snarls-Ramsey

one, picked up on the side of the road because she was trying to get "in" to passing cars on a freezing winter's night, pointer/lab mix around 4 years old. i thought i could find her owner's. wrong. she was wild as hell and it took us 3 months to calm her down. now we can't get her out of the bed. - Lucy

one, beautiful full blooded springer spaniel. my daughter found this one all matted up to the point his tail was all but matted to his rear end. very underweight. we were to keep him until they moved. went to get him "fixed" and was told he had heartworms. :( cried and cussed out people who don't take care of their pets and leave them to die. :evil: paid the big bucks. he is around 7, quite the lover and also likes to lay in bed if nothing interesting is going on. will also break thru lattice work and completely dig under dogwood trees in search of whatever he thinks is under there. - Caleb

one, border collie/australian shepherd mix. also keeping for daughter awaiting this infamous "move". she found her at a no kill shelter. one of eight. she was the most skittish and my daughter thought the least adoptable. of course that meant she was the one to be brought home. beautiful dog, high energy and after 2 years has come around a lot as far as acceptance of strangers. - Kiera

lastly, one little black dog that the vet said she wouldn't caution a guess as to what she has in her! i was looking for a replacement dog for my dad the other night on petfinder.com and saw one that looks just like her. they called her a pug/jack russell mix. put it this way, my husband says she's fat, i say she just has a little head on a too big body. son-in-law picked this one up outside a drugstore. keeping her until the move, also. she is sweet, overprotective ( had to work on the barking concept), and will burrow under the covers at night if you are too asleep to keep her out.- Piper

so there's my list. love them all, but am ready for some of them to go to there furr-ever home with my daughter and her husband. they are loving and fun and create quite a family.

sorry to rattle on...but you know, i couldn't just say "i have 5 dogs". where's the story in that ? :)

how about you, I ? anyone else?
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No luck finding a pet chat. I LOVE animals. I have a dog at my mom's house although she will call her HER dog. Her name is Sable, she's about 8 yrs old and is spoiled rotten. My sister bought her in Chicago at a festival for 20 bucks and a pack of cigarettes around 8 yrs ago. The guy said she was a lab/rott mix. But we don't know for sure. She thinks she's human.

I had a cat at my mom's house, but she passed away last february, she was around 20 yrs old. We had her since I was like 5... enough of that story...

I bought a cat and named her Chloe... my boyfriend calls her the devil. She beat up on Sable and she beats up on the dogs my boyfriend and I have now. They'll be sleeping and she'll run up and swat them in the face and then run away. She bites hard. But she really is sweet, honest.

Brandy and Heidi live with me, my bf, and Chloe the cat. We got Brandy in March and Heidi just last week... she was just named Sat. night. We had a vote for the name. I was kinda hoping for the name Asia... but in the end we let the puppy choose out of pieces of paper with names on them and she chose Heidi twice... so Heidi she is.
 

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I wanted to find a pet chat for some advice. My dog Brandy just does not listen when we're outdoors. She keeps getting away from me chasing squirrels and bunnies. And now that we have Heidi, they tangle me up, the neighbors must be laughing they're asses off at me. And my couch is ruined! We tried bitter apple spray but it didn't work. So now our couch has no cushions. And... my bf wants my cat declawed... she almost got the puppy, Heidi in the eye. But Heidi is gonna be a big german shepherd and Brandy is a german shepherd/rottweiler mix so I think the cat should be able to defend herself if necessary. And I just think it's cruel to declaw her, she LOVES her claws and sharpens them constantly... I'm afraid she'll fall into a great depression if I were to have them taken from her.
 

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Let�s pet chat here! (Although I just ordered Finnish instruction tapes to do the guinea- pig thing.
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Never say �Brandy Come!� unless you are sure she will (set up and excited and dashing for a treat or something, or having no choice, being on a leash.) Be gentle but say it only once and don�t allow the dog to do anything else. Repeat 40,000 times, keeping it fun for her with 80,000 "God Dogs"

We have two cats, and now a new puppy that is not exactly a friend to felines, but I just hope that, with time, he will get used to them. In the mean time, I make sure they have places to escape with baby gates and such, where they can get to but where Spike can�t. (He doesn�t try to hurt them, his bites are inhibited, but he is a little rough and chases them off. )

The puppy was a rescue dog, a tiny little 7 or 8 (best guess) week old guy who looked to me to be a Black Lab. I thought it would be cool to have a lab because he would be a sweet tempered easy to teach dog. But he is now taller and rangy, has grown a wiry coat, lets a ball or a frisbee bounce off his nose, and is fixated on the ground rather than anything else. And I have realized the worst�god no, some kind of terrier
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I can understand herding breeds, what they are and what they want and what they love to do�the beautiful effortless gating, the impressive awareness, the profound intelligence. Spikey�s joy in life is digging for moles, and while I can see he will be pretty good at it, it is just not as aesthetically pleasing to watch. But I love him already, and he is so sweet (when tired), crawling up into bed with me every night and lying just as close as he can get.

Puppies are Puppies and they will chew stuff. Spike will weave his way through all his crap�-toys and nylabones and ropes and everything--to dig out a lighter somewhere, a pair of glasses, a shoe, or anything he can sense he shouldn�t have. I put a cover on the couch, say �stop that� a thousand times, shove some alternative thing into his mouth, and tell him that now he is a good dog. He is learning, as will Heidi, about chewing stuff.

I need to find something we can do together to give him some kind of purpose he can enjoy, ( he is a working dog) and to keep him well exercised (he has tons of energy and will tear around the house at night if he has not been worn out a little) Something also that is not as boring for me as throwing stuff to chase or just walking around. He is lightning fast and we might try some agility stuff when a class opens up in a month or so, if he shows any aptitude.

Oh, and about the cats. Both were cast-offs and were already de-clawed. I talked to the really good vet in town about his thoughts on de-clawing, and he made a face. But the conclusion was, that although he doesn't like the idea of causing pain, there are pain killers availabe for the cat while recovering, that it won't last for ever, and that if it means someone will give a cat a good home rather than not, more good than harm comes from it, and he does a lot of de-clawing.

That�s pet-chat for today, although like most of you, I could go on (and on and on.)
 
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he is now taller and rangy, has grown a wiry coat, lets a ball or a frisbee bounce off his nose, and is fixated on the ground rather than anything else. And I have realized the worst?god no, some kind of terrier !
LOL...yep. you're screwed now, lol..

I adore this thread. Peacedove, I had to laugh at the imbalance between your gentle Name and the jungle of raw passions and violence that describe your actual living situation!

Critters, as Dreamer calls them. Man, life would not be good without them.

I adore dogs, never met one I didn't love. Cats are equally wonderful, but I've never had that extraordinary bond with one the way I have with my boo critter, so I'm slightly prejudiced. Although I must add that cats love ME - adopted two strays, finally pawned them off on a boyfriend who is a cat sucker, so all are happy now.

My dog (a shih-tzu of grand handsomeness) is also part terrier somewhere in his past...he lives to dig, to chase squirrels with a vengeance (and after a long day in the park, he will nap on the floor while making little "rrrrffff!' sounds in his dreams and flipping his feet as he continues to chase them in slumber).

He sleeps on my shoulder, lives in my arms (when not digging or chasing things, lol)

Gotta love those pets.

Janine
p.s. Peacedove, even with claws, your cat is no match for two large dogs, lol...I'd consider the declawing....a scratch in the eye can blind a pet....and cat's best defense against big playful dogs is not to fight back, but to jump someplace high where big scary dogs cannot reach her.

p.p.s. Ditto what DaliaLama said = puppies will chew everything. NOTHING you can really do about it. That won't last though. My dog would never chew anything that's not his now, but as a pup he chewed the moulding on the wall, lol.....looked like I'd had a wild badger living in my home.
 

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Just re-read the whole thread and I love it too. Thinking about the male that I showed and worked with and loved brings tear to eye and I want to show off.

[....lost pic :( )

And I think I agree with Jannine about the claws. I think they all get used to sharing the same space by staring at each other, the dogs and the cats, while the former can not get at the latter. Thanks guys. I have love in my heart this afternon :)
 

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Well, all I have to say to this, if I get drawn in
I'll start weeping, is

From Left to Right:
Mr. Boo Radley - Miscreant and Border Teeeeeeeeeerrrrier. He owns the house and all critters in it, including the humans.
Mr. Slim Pickens - Coolest cat, may he R.I.P.
Miss Amazing Gracie - a lovey even though she eats paper
and gets a little bit startled now and again, LOL

My sweet critters are back in L.A. But even after not
having seen me in 3 years, they remembered me!!!
Hurts so much not to have them. Slim DID come out
here to live, but he passed away, in my arms 24 hours
after his arrival. Had to put the old guy down. But he
waited to see me before he left.

"Bless the beasts and the children
For in this world they have no voice
They have no choice"

Ah, and four kitties outside! (L.A.) All neutered/spayed/well cared for!
Miss 'em all.
 

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I have really enjoyed the stories and the pic. Lock your doors, Dreamer, I'm coming after those dogs!

I was a cat lover once. You know how people say "I love you, I'm just not "in" love with you."? Well, that's where I am with cats. I do like them...just don't want one.

Peacedove, this story is especially for you and your declawing dilemma. Years ago, when poodle was younger, my daughter finally begged enough to bring a 4 month old kitten from a shelter into the fold. Emily...sounds like such a sweet name, doesn't it? What a psycho cat from hell she turned out to be! She lived to torment Ramsey. Laid in wait for him constantly. Would come dropping out of the sky and land on him and do all kinds of cat slaps around his face as he wildly blinked his eyes scared to death. Then she would scratch off and rip and tear all over the place knocking over plants and being psycho. Knocking over plants was her favorite nighttime activity.

Anyway, back to the declawing. I did wind up having her declawed. This could turn in to something like the benzo debates because there are definitely two schools of thought. I will only state that wild little Emily didn't miss a beat as far as pain. I had to shred newspaper to put in her litter box for a week or two. She still found boxing the poodle, and at that time my 90 pound golden retriever, to be great sport.

Whatever happened to sweet little Emily. The gal that boards my animals found her a lovely home and the people there thought she was precious. So we all lived happily ever after. :wink:

Sure do hate we can't see pictures of everyone's animals. I tried to post mine some time ago, but to no avail.

Terriers are the zaniest and craziest of breeds. If you can get a little age on them they are great. I've recently been around some Cairns. Wild things they are.

Post us a picture of those Briard's, Dalia. What handsome beast they are!

Still waiting to see if I has any pets.

Take care all,
terri
 
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Yeah, I had a cat but she passed away.
She was ill, she had a broken leg that did not heal, and her eyes were infected.I think she was just too old.

I have a friend in utah and he has seven dogs. One of them is a shewolf.
Man, this wolf is reserved. Totally different from the other dogs.

The dogs are easy going, very vivid. They have fun and fool around. But the wolf is different. Very unaproachable and reserved. I feel with her cause I am like the same. Very shy and painfully withdrawn sometimes.
There are things though that get me out of my shell, but the wolf is never extroverted. But not insecure either, just pretty calm. It seems like she doesnt belong to civilisation. Like she has no place to live although she has plenty of companions. I think thats even true. She has no real home because she belongs to another place.

There is a dog among the seven that is like the sportster. I used to go for walks with him. I would take a tennis ball with me and I would throw it into the brooklet that happens to run through the fields. The embankment is rather steep, so the dog would use it as a stepping stone to dive into the water. It never was a real dive, he would just hit the water flat with his belly. But he really got airborne all the time before hitting the water though. He would grab the ball and bring it back to me, and in addition to the ball the would bring all the water in his fur too, always loading it onto me. After a walk I usually was prepared to have a shower and wash all my clothes, hahaha.

Once this dog had an unpleasant encounter with a skunk. My friend came up with the idea to rub the dog's fur with tomato juice in order to get the stench out.
Well, we had to hunt the dog with the garden hose. Somehow he did not want to be tidy.
But once we got him all wet he gave up. He had the juice rubbed into his fur and made no complaints. When he realized that it was like a massage, he looked like a king. Head up, eyes closed and enjoying every second.
After all he was very proud of the extra treatment. Probably he thought that it had been a game or something because neither he nor the other dogs seemed to realize the stench.
Unfortunately I dont have a foto, you would enjoy it.
 

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Hee, I wanna introduce my pets too (among my mother's and sister's animals)... The cutie in my avatar is Mango - may she rest in peace in cats' heaven. She passed away two years ago because of a car accident. :( She was only 5 and half years old at that time, so it was very sad... She lived in town Lappeenranta with my mother and little siblings.

At the moment I and my boyfriend have two really really sweet guinea-pigs, neutered male Kolumbus and his girlfriend Kamomilla. Kolumbus is the more quiet and peaceful one, when Kamomilla is a very lively little creature. Both like basilica, carrots and tomato very much, and they love it when their 'parents' come home in the evening. Especially Kamomilla is so happy when the whole crew is at home, she is always running around the cavy cage at that time. Kolumbus is a bit cautious when they are allowed to walk outside their cage, but Kamomilla likes to examine every place. She is a very curious one!

Oh - my favourite animals are definitely guinea-pigs and cats. Too bad that my boyfriend is allergic to cats. Well, at least I can still meet cats when I visit my mother and my littlesister in Lappeenranta, as they have taken two cats, cousins Napalmi (male) and Termiitti (female). You'll guess what their names mean in English. 8) Both of them are sooooo cute - I wish I could have cats too, but I'm glad we can enjoy our guinea-pigs' company.
 

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so who is going to guess the meaning of Ninnu's family kittens?

okay...ummm...i know this can't be right but it is the obvious english choice from the "looks" of the names.

Napalm and Termite? Which would be like a big explosion and a bug? :(

Interersting reading about your friends wolf, I. In some way we probably could all relate to an inner bond with a certain animal.

am i even close with the names Ninnu ?
 
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What about napalm and dynamite? hahaha.

Or nepalese and warmblood? (from thermal)

Or napkin and turmoil?

Hahaha, thats all really silly.
 

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Napalm and Termite? Which would be like a big explosion and a bug? :(

am i even close with the names Ninnu ?
Yes, you guessed the names right. About the meaning behind their names - both napalm and termites are very dangerous to their surroundings. I think that's why my little siblings chose those names, cuz the cats arrived to Lappeenranta as young and extremely lively kittens, who use to runrunRUN around the house also now... :wink:
 

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Okay... I swear I posted this last night, but it seems to have disappeared or something. So anyway... 3 goin' on 4 month old Heidi keeps humping 9 month old Brandy. Now I know girl dogs hump other girl dogs.... Sable would do this not to mention she would try to hump me which was kinda scary cuz she's so huge... But Heidi is just a baby... why does she have this humping action goin' already? Brandy doesn't hump anything, well maybe once or twice, but Heidi has been doing this everyday this past week. It worries me.
 

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To the best of my understanding, humping is not sexual, but a symbol of domination. Girl dogs do it as well as boy dogs.

I have laughed myself senseless seeing my girl 60lb Lab Mix hump my 20lb male Border Terrier, he looks so damned humiliated. It is hysterical. She's even carried him around in her mouth... his head, LOL.

She is such a sweetie, but I think there is simply an instinct to be dominant... to be top dog. And my dogs do this only in play, inside the house.

Boo, the Border also tries to hump Gracie the Lab Mix. Now that is a hoot.

Don't think it's something to worry about, just something to hoot over.

Before I forget, a great book re: training pups that helped me train both of my babies was by "The Monks of New Skete" ... it was a rigorous training schedule, but the pups were very obedient within two weeks. Using the outdoors as their toilette :) etc.

Unfortunately, having left them with my husband now for 3 years, wow, nearly 4 (we're separated) he has allowed them to become so disobedient. Boo has corrupted Gracie with his terrier ways. She is actually still a pretty good girl. But man, those dogs eat ANYTHING going out on a walk.

With Gracie, still mainly paper, LOL.

D :shock:
 
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