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Unread postPosted: Sun May 06, 2007 5:27 pm 
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Lovely lionesselsa - how unusual.
I tired to take a photo of my two goldfish named "Slip" and "Slide" but they would not stay still. I thought maybe they were ill but their noses are wet so I guess they were just having a bad gill day!


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Here is my pet, Brutes, always on guard at our gate.

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Here's one of my pet's - the mother called Amy, she had a back injury last year and was paralyse, i took her to a doctor in Pretoria and after about R 6000,00, she can walks again....i just couldn't bear it to she her so helpless......

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and here's daddy called Oscar....

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...and finally, here's the child of the two and the baby in the house, his name is Sabastiaan....

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Hey i have two cats. Roxy and rusty. Roxy the snob of the house and rusty the complete opposite.
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I am no stranger to pets either. I have 3 cats and 2 dogs. All have been rescued, either at the local animal shelter or in 2 of my cats cases...by just showing up at my door and not going away. We live at the end of a rural road and people just let their cats out of the car...I think. My 2 dogs...1 is just a "funny lookin dog" and the other is a silky terrier (mix). Pets are wonderful...when I walk my dogs, the 3 cats come along as well, so it is like a parade. My neighbours can't get over the sight of that! :D
When I figure out how to post a pic.....

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I can probably beat you all, we have nine dogs altogether!

6 english springer spaniels (Taz, Rob, Ellie, Heather, Pip and Fudge)
2 border collies (Jack and Gizmo)
and a terrier cross sort of mutt (Billy)

Jack, Taz, Fudge and Gizmo are 'mine' the others are SO's, I do agility with 3 of mine and hubby works his spaniels.


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Let me tell you about my latest dog.
I became a foster "parent" for lost, abandoned or abused Huskies late last year.
In a very short space of time a number of lovely animals passed through my doors on their way to new homes.
Huskies are notorious for escaping and Christmas was a nightmare. Animal shelters just had no room left for any more Huskies.
In about November I was asked to take in a particularly difficult dog. He was an escape artist of note and had been neglected and badly abused. The owner decided to have him put down, but a kind relative tried to rescue him.
The relative soon realised that he could not cope and passed him onto an animal shelter.

Husky rescue heard about him the day he was meant to be euthanased.
There is some unprintable stuff here about how he was rescued from the shelter.
He was delivered to my door and within 2 hours he had found a way to scale my very high wall and escape.
Again he was found and taken to the shelter.
They were very perplexed as the dog was meant to have been euthanased.
Again, there is some unprintable stuff about the second rescue.. but we got him off death row again.

We made some creative adjustments to my walls to make them Husky proof.

I hope no one from this animal shelter sees this post :roll:

Anyway, what became obvious, was the fact that this dog had been too badly abused to be passed onto any novice person. He anticipated beatings for almost anything. He was completely unsocialised. Other dogs were attacked if they approached too near, and it was obvious that he did not expect regular feeding. He was very thin when he arrived.
If I raised my voice for any reason the dog would run and hide. If I scolded him, he would lie on his back whimpering.

Now, after many months, he is finally wagging his tail, running to greet me and playing with other dogs.
He has bonded very closely with the family and we have decided that this dog has been through too much to put him through the trauma another move.
He still has a long way to go. Sometimes when I try to play with him, he gets confused and expects a beating.
My status has however changed from "foster" mom, to "adoptive" mom.

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I got about 15 birds, including cockatails, budgies, zebra finch and a chinese painted quail. 2 cocktails which are timbo's.

I have 1 tortoise, named Bigfoot, since he walkt along cement and cracked it??

I have 2 doggies.. 1 is a german shepard, Shasha. The other 1 (what a character) is a labroudor cross german shepard, Cheyanne.

I have 2 kittens from the same litter. 1 has a tortoise shell coat (stunning), Fudge, and the other just white and black, Smudge.

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My pet collection has slowly whittled down over the years due to Mother Nature and her scythe. At the moment I have a rescue Persian Blue who is about 10 and is called Dundee. He looks nowt like a Persian.. more like a gremlin with sinus problems!!!! :lol: Then there is Zebedee.. a huge black and white tom that I got when his owner went into hospital and was no longer able to care for him. He is about 5 and quite a bruiser, sleeps on a fox fur as it was cheaper to buy him one than to buy a cat bed!!!! Osiris is a 3 year old black tom, a birthday pressie from somebody who thought what I needed was yet another cat. Finally on the cat front is Deathshead Moth.. a 7 year old tortie who is as mad as a fruit bat. She never grew up, bless her, and is very small..more like a kitten. I am now also the owner of an 8 month old Colzoi called Marag which is Gaelic for pudding. After my beloved Alsation passed away last year I decided no more dogs.. then I saw a pic of his wee face and I was hooked. His mum is a Collie and his dad a Borzoi and my pup is still growing despite having a 5 foot stretch when he goes on his back legs!!!! Hopefully he shall stop growing soon. And chewing..and weeing.. and digging holes in my garden.... :roll:[/strike]


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I have 2 snakes. Blade and Storm.

About 2 years ago one of my ex-employees asked me if I dont want to buy the snakes from his friend, because he just left them in the garage in the dark and cold. Thats just wrong, so I paid an arm and a leg for them and gave them a warm loving home.

But it brakes my heart watching them locked up inside there catches.Image They belong in the wild just like birds belong in the sky...

I take them out for a walk every now and then, but then we cause havoc in the neighbourhood because all the birds flock together and dive down on them. Me and So protects them and you wont believe its as if the birds dont even see us. :?


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I used to own tarantulas, royal pythons and geckos many moons ago. I too used to take my Royal for a slither in the local park. He would quite happily curl round my neck till I got there and then would have a lovely half hour slithering through the grass. Must say the local mother and toddler group was never quite impressed though.. :lol:


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Ok lets try again shell we?
I think this will work? Thanx for all the help, apologies for any inconvenience..

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@CR: You asked what happened to my dog's leg.. She was stabbed in the chest by someone trying to break into our house at night. The person fled after stabbing my dog as she carried on barking at him. We took her to the vet and got told we were lucky as the knife wound missed all her vital organs. Her chest recovered quickly and the wound isn't visible anymore. The wound you can see on her leg is where the drip went in when the vet looked at her chest wound. She won't stop licking her skin and that's the cause of the sore.

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Hi,

these are our pets - you must note that we are addicted to cats of all sizes...

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This is Fuzzy.

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and this is our Noriko. Both are 2 years old.


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