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Re: Do you have a pet?

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:16 pm

Carol has asked me to post a pic of her Gal for her and isn't she a beauty!

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Unread post by Soft Top » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:58 pm

Here is Tisha watching England take on Ireland, (and win - just), today.

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Unread post by Soft Top » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:38 pm

Thanks all. onewithnature was looking for a frontal view. Sorry for the picture fest but I couldn't decide which one and I love my cat!

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... and lastly another cutey! She's a bit less playful at nearly 15 now but can still clear the back fence at 2m!

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Re: Do you have a pet?

Unread post by threedogs » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:55 am

This individual at our house of the species otherwise known as a Tokoloshe :twisted: needs a hamster wheel and/or a sedative..........no wait, she can have the hamster wheel and I'll take the sedative :x

This photograph taken in a rare captured moment of non-movement some time back as she has not technically stopped moving since then...

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The mutt is off her head ATM and there is a fair chance I will become deranged (more) and end up with a case of tinnitus (yes that's ringing of the ears not a foot fungus :tongue: ) :lol:

In other news, I sussed a new product at the vets the other day: Thundershirt for dogs. It is a firm wrap like dog coat garment which is apparently very helpful for anxiety in dogs ie separation anxiety, thunder storms, fireworks etc. Thought some of you mites might find it promising. :)

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Re: Do you have a pet?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:35 am

Beautiful, beautiful gal, Carol. Treedogs, you certainly have your hands full. Handsome little critter though.

I thought that I would share one of my new arrivals with you.

This is Mikki.

I was travelling home in the dark on the coldest night of the year. In the middle of nowhere, on a farm road, a little dog appeared from the bush and started barking at my car. I stopped to pick him up thinking that he was a little terrier belonging to one of the farmers. "He must be lost", I thought.

To my surprise, it was not a full grown little terrier but a puppy in terrible condition. He was full of ticks, fleas and attitude.

I took him home, fed him and gave him a warm bed for the night. I also left a message with the guards at the gate to contact me if a puppy had been lost.

There is no doubt in my mind that he would have frozen to death had I not seen him that night. The vet said that he was only about 6 weeks old.

Mikki has turned into a delightful bundle of energy and joy. His breed remain a mystery, as does his early history.

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Re: Do you have a pet?

Unread post by JenB » Mon May 06, 2013 5:57 pm

I have a little story I'd like to share with you all. :)

Three weeks ago I had to deliver a package to the airport, I had to get it on the 8-45pm flight to CT. As I took the slipway to OR Tambo, I saw the cars breaking and swerving to avoid a tiny creature in the road. When it got caught up in my headlights I saw that it was the tiniest little kitten.

I hit the brakes and hazards and jumped out chasing after the cat. After what felt like minutes I had it cornered against the curb. When I got home and had a better look in not very good light, I thought it must have been hit before I got to it because the one eye seemed missing from the socket and the other one badly mutilated. I kept it in a box with warm blankets and hotwater bottles overnight not quite knowing what to do next.

The next morning, there it was sitting trying to look at me with those poor little eyes. It was completely calm when I picked it up and I cradled it under my jacket and in no time it started purring. This is no feral cat, it is used to human touch, someone must have dropped it off on that busy road. :(

Not knowing much about cats, I phoned my friend who told me to contact Friends of the cat, a non-profit organization here in Joburg who takes care of abandoned cats. They gave me the name of their vet and after breakfast by syringe and a nice bath I took it in to be seen to.

The vet said that he was only about 5 weeks old at the time and that he has ulcers in both eyes. The one was already shrinking away and at that time they thought he also lost the use of the other one. They took him in and undertook to give him the best care they could and to eventually find him a home suitable for a special needs cat.

That little one has been on my mind everyday and this morning I decided that I just had to go back to the vet to hear what happened to him. Well, he was still there, getting heaps of love, attention, good food and medical care. That tiny helpless little kitten is growing into a beautiful cat! When I took him in they thought they'd have to remove his eyeballs when he is old enough but the treatment seems to be working and he has about 10% vision in his one eye.

Here he is, they call him Angus.
He is about 8 weeks old now. :D
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Re: Do you have a pet?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue May 07, 2013 5:12 pm

onewithnature wrote:Thanks BB. :thumbs_up: :D We'll try and maintain the perceived hierarchy, as we have noticed how important it is to the stability of a dog pack.


Hi OWN and Siobain.

I am so sorry that I was not around when you first posted. :( My computer just went on a "go slow" and seized up altogether. It must have a contract with ESKOM.. :wink:

Just a couple of observations on Calico. :hmz:

I find her a very protective dog, probably the ideal guard dog.

When I take my dogs out for a walk, my delinquent little tracker/hunters disappear in a shot to chase what ever they can chase. Regardless of the noise and temptation, Calico remains close to me, as does Chino.

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Her determination to protect seems dominant.

I wonder whether she is not mote alert and tense than usual when OWN is working? I would possibly think of giving Valerium or a beta blocker on those nights?

With my own animals I have found that they tend to go into attack mode when I am doing work that they see as punishment to another animal. Only yesterday, I had one of my dogs attacked while taking out sutures. I try to close myself off from the dogs if I have to medicate or do something that might hurt them. Even my sweet Sox wants to take a bite to show his love and undying support towards me, the pack leader..

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Re: Do you have a pet?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed May 08, 2013 6:05 am

Misty mornings.

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Unread post by RobertT » Wed May 08, 2013 7:34 am

We have 2 dogs, a Jack Russel and a mixed wirehaired/choose your own breed which we got from SPCA.

Both full of energy and forever ready to play.

The Jack and my son Jordan are inseperable from time Jordan gets home.

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And then Daisy who is not as fond of the swimming and water as you can see by the expression after having being persuaded to swim.

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Re: Do you have a pet?

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed May 08, 2013 8:05 pm

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The serval did it, not me!
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Re: Do you have a pet?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu May 09, 2013 4:58 am

Lovely Rotie BB 8) also like the Serval.

Robert, your Daisy reminds me a little of my Chino. He also hates swimming. Chino is a master thief.

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A few more uses for a bird feeder.

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This used to be my daughter's cat, Tom. He is such a meanderer that we decided to let him move in with me rather than stay close to busy roads.
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Re: Do you have a pet?

Unread post by Jock » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:13 pm

Okay, now that I know that works (it has been a while since I posted a picture of the forum) I will now introduce you to my equine pets.

Firstly we have Djapana (apparently means Sunset Dreaming) but I call her DJ. She is my first broodmare I purchased 3 years ago. She is nearly 18 years old and is in foal and due end of October.

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Then 8 months later I decided DJ was lonely so I purchased Loot Scootn Suzie but I call her Suzie which is a much better nickname than what she had which was Poo. Suzie was a bad girl last year and decided she did not want to have a baby this year so she is currently not in foal but we will try again in the next few months.

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So then Suzie had my first paint foal, this was in September 2011. It was a boy and I named him The Talisman (Tally to his friends). He was sold when he was 8 months old to a wonderful home in South Australia.

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Then DJ had her baby (3 weeks overdue) but this little girl was worth waiting for. She was everything I dreamed of when I decided to breed this mare to the stallion. She is my pride and joy but has gone to a new home a few months ago, because unfortunately horses cost money and I can't afford to keep more than two. I named this filly Ipi Tombi (keeping my South African heritage going) but she was nicknamed Bella by the little boy who lived were I kept my horses and that name stuck. Although she is called Bella, when she goes to shows her proper name will be used.

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Re: Do you have a pet?

Unread post by okie » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:23 pm

Herewith a pic of a couple of lambs being hand-raised . There mothers are unable to take care of them , so they are being bottle-fed , every four hours .
They can't really be called pets as such , and are rather almost PESTS :roll:

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:32 am

This is one of my new arrivals. I went to the vet and as I was passing through to collect something, this little critter started to whine and scratch at her cage. She was recovering from an operation after being picked up starving and hurt in the street.

She seemed to attach so quickly that the vet asked if I would take care of her while they tried to find her owners. Well you know what that means. :wink:

She is a sweetie, but her one leg is so damaged that it s useless. Poor little thing, I hate to think of what she went through.

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Off for a winter's walk.

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