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Unread post by _Nats_ » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:52 pm

Meandering Mouse.... That is such a sad story about Dusty - it brought tears to my eyes. You are a good person for taking him in & loving him. Thank you! It makes me feel absolutely sick that people can treat animals like that. Literally makes me nauseous.. I also have a black lab named Xai-Xai (pronounced shy-shy, named after that stunning beach in Mozambique) and he's anything BUT shy!!! lol He's nearly 4 years old now.

I love my boy so much, I just can't immagine anyone knowingly neglecting an animal, and labs are just so sweet & eager to please. I know they can be very naughty but all they ever really want is love (and food!) heheh - mine will eat anything & everything so I have to watch his diet carefully.

Our favourite party trick is that I have trained him to fetch a basket from the kitchen full of snacks. It goes down a treat every time! I quietly put the basket on the kitchen floor when nobody is looking & then go sit outside with our guests. Then after a while, when there's a lull in the conversation I say, "Xai-Xai - please go get us some snacks" - off he trots at hight speed & returns with the basket - it's hysterical & everyone thinks he oh-so-clever. He just loves the attention! here he is doing his favourite thing ever.... floating lazily around the pool on a lilo believe it or not!
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Xai & his besotted owner.......
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Unread post by LadyRaven » Sat Mar 15, 2008 2:24 pm

This is my baby boy, Mushu. He's about 5 years old now. Her's a pure-bred miniature Dachshund.

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This is a cat I rescued from an abusive home. His official name is Whiskas, but he's always been refered to as Ginger Kitty, and responds to that only. (He's looking for a new home now if anybody is interested!)

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This is my darling daughter. Her name is Rosinique, she's a pure-bred Persian. I have had her for over 12 years now. Unfortunately, she has kidney failure and is on a lot of medication. But she's been living comfortably with this diagnosis for 3 years already! She's a fighter!

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And then, I also have a 3ft fish tank and a 6ft fish tank with lots of babies. (Including real babies produced by my Jack Dempsey pair).

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Unread post by JenB » Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:55 pm

I have 4 dogs. One German Shepherd, 2 spoilt ROTTen WEILERS and a Dachund.

This is Igor.
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He is the love of my life and a real baby! He's so terrified of bad weather although I think it's only an excuse to get under my desk. His favorite place to sleep is on any plant that's about to flower....hence the fencing attempting to keep him out of the garden. When I drive in he comes to help me carry the shopping from the car in exchange for something from the fridge. He is super intelligent....but then....I am his Mother! :wink:

This is Nikita.
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She is the hyper active one! There is no way to keep her in any confined space without her consent. I've had to replace the kitchen door after she let herself in without using the handle! Oh....and she was the one that bashed that gaping hole in the boundary wall! But we love her all the same....:roll: :lol:

This is Julius Ceasar.
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He is the old guy and will be turning 16 in May. Sometimes I believe that he is deaf but on a Monday morning, he can hear the garbage truck when it starts up....in the depot that is! His life ambition? To catch that truck and kill it!! At the moment he's still mobile, has a good appetite and most of the rest but I know there is a very difficult decision waiting on me in the not so distant future..... :( (He passionately hates to be brushed and at his age I really can't see the need to put him through it on a weekly basis....so we only do the most needed maintenance.)

This is Pixie....Lady of the household!
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As you can see, she's a real beach babe! She owns this house, the other dogs and all the people in it! She loves her electrical blankie, muffins, cheese, TV and a lot of other things. Oh....she hates KNP! They still don't get it! She's not a dog! :shock:
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Unread post by Zippy Zebra » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:57 am

What a lovely familly thanks for sharing them


Since i've had so much sorrow losing my precious african grey and 7 months later i lost my rose breasted cukatoo - my heart has been broken in pieces. Unable to face my feathered friends again i have at least found that these two critters can still put a huge smile on my face.

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Unread post by cybeR@NGER » Thu May 08, 2008 6:20 pm

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Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:02 pm

Remember I said that the groomer was coming over....

This is the NEW Teddy! :dance: His summer hair!
(or lack thereof ;))
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Unread post by Tilandi » Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:17 pm

Hi CC
Just liked to chew when she was young.
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Just taken pic of Shadow. Wonder where he got his ears from? :?
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Unread post by Jock » Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:29 am

Here are some of my "babies" of last season.

This is "Tom". He was nicknamed Tom because he has a big roman nose and reminded us of Tom Cruise.

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This was my favourite colt of the season. He is going to be stunning when he grows up. Would not mind having him as a riding horse when he is done racing.

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And this little fellow is only 1 day old and is taking a rest of spending the morning exploring. He was one of the foals I saved as the mare had a high risk pregnancy.

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Unread post by katydownunder » Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:42 am

Have a look at one of our pretty relaxed cats.... :wink:

Pueppy was stretching in a cardboard box

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And then even fell asleep :lol:

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Does not look really comfy to me, but for her it was Cat-Wellness.... :lol:
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Unread post by Cherries » Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:10 pm

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Lysha is really my daughter's baby. She was a new addition to the family 8 years ago. She was the runt of the litter and still behaves like a puppy! Next year my daughter is getting married and she will be gone. :cry: (Oh and my daughter too! :twisted: )

SO says no more animals as he is the one that has to do the last deed and take to the vet. He just can't bear to ever have to go that road again.

So we will just love our little substitute grandchild until she moves house!

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Unread post by Bennievis » Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:25 am

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Unread post by Jose » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:13 pm

After 6+ cat-less years... meet Thijs:
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Don't you just love them tuskers? 8)

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Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:24 pm

Oh the life of our pampered pets.....


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Unread post by DotDan » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:15 pm

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Unread post by MarkWildDog » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:29 pm

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Rip my lil loved one. Will miss u every single day.


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