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Title: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: DSJ™ on January 18, 2003, 12:01 PM
I have 4 cat's. I only could find pictures of 2 of them. Here is my new addition.

This is Squirt:

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Squirt2.JPG)

This is Charlie:

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Squirt3.JPG)

Both are female.
Charlie is 18 years old.  (http://forums.rebelscum.com/ubb/eek.gif)

So what do you have for pet's?
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: CyberScout on January 18, 2003, 02:48 PM
I have my own personal AT-AT,eh..I mean a Great Dane. ;D
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Angry Ewok on January 18, 2003, 06:45 PM
A Cat named Tiger and a blue Parakeet named Dash Rendar

Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Becky on January 18, 2003, 11:39 PM
I have 4 cats: Kitten, Sandy, Patches and Smokey.  They are all babies.  And, they are extremely spoiled.   :)
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Reconsgt on January 20, 2003, 09:14 AM
I have 1 pet at the moment. Angel she is a 135lbd hybred wolf/shepard mix
 I have had her for 11 years. She is one of the best behaved and intelligent animals I have ever had.
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Guttersnipe on January 22, 2003, 04:40 AM
I have one cat called Greebo.
He is named after the Greebo in the discworld books (anyone read these?),because he is grey/silver, although he has no scars, still has  both eyes, and is really quite friendly.
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Scott on January 23, 2003, 12:12 PM
We have a family cat and his name is Cosmo.  My son just loves him and since he started walking has chased him like a mad man.  I feel bad for Cosmo, he never knew what was going to happen when we brought a little budnle of joy home alst year :)
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Kobal on January 27, 2003, 11:53 PM
We have 2 cats, Abbey (the queen) and Finn (the brat prince)

What's with all the cat people? Are there more of us here or are we just more likely to answer something like this? hmmm...
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: no-wan on February 7, 2003, 06:04 PM
We have two Cats !! They actually have real names. But I refer to them as Mr. Stupid, and Mr. Stupid jr. !!!!(http://www.handykult.de/plaudersmilies.de/tiere/kitty.gif)(http://www.handykult.de/plaudersmilies.de/tiere/catsmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: JediMAC on February 7, 2003, 06:15 PM
I have 1 pet at the moment.  Angel she is a 135lb. hybrid wolf/shepard mix.  I have had her for 11 years.  She is one of the best behaved and intelligent animals I have ever had.
I'd imagine you'd like to recant this last statement right about now, 'eh Sarge?  Total bummer about the Vintage collection damage.   :'(  Maybe Angel was just jealous that she never got to play with the cool Vintage stuff too, and wanted to take a crack at it when she finally had the chance...

But like you said, it was really the (blonde) wife's fault in the first place for leaving the collection room door open...   :(

As for me and my (blonde) wife - no pets at the moment, but we both love big dogs and will probably get a couple in a month or two when we finally get a new house (hopefully).  Probably something along the lines of a Lab and/or Retriever.  I love Huskies/Malamuts too, but they're not really built for SoCal so much...
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Obi-Juan on February 10, 2003, 10:07 PM
Does a Penthouse Pet count?   ::) :P
Ok,  just kidding.......Hell No I aint got no pets.  
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: RJP on February 12, 2003, 02:20 PM
One outdoor cat named Whisky. One indoor named Ewok.
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: BobaShek on February 12, 2003, 04:57 PM
One four year old dog named Max. And believe me, he's enough for anyone. :)

A pic!:http://www.villagephotos.com/image.asp?id_=803482 (http://www.villagephotos.com/image.asp?id_=803482)
Title: Re:Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: max_one on February 12, 2003, 07:09 PM
i have two cats Ceaser and Kitty and a four year old boxer Tasha.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Angry Ewok on April 10, 2003, 12:52 PM
My 1 and a half year old Parakeet...
(http://www.jedidefender.com/personal/Dash.gif)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Carrie M on April 10, 2003, 08:38 PM
AE- your parakeet is lovely. I have a thing for parakeets, they are hilarious and fantastic pets if they're hand-raised. I'll have one someday (and probably a cockatiel as well).

At the moment, I have one cat, Maggie. She's a clown, and the absolute bright spot in my life.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: chuckles on April 10, 2003, 10:55 PM
We have 1 pet, a 3 yr old Pug named Gramps. But in the next week or 2, we will be making a road trip to go and pick up our 2nd dog. This one is a Pug/Boston Terrier mix, or Bug as I guess it's sometimes called.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: dustrho on April 11, 2003, 12:21 AM
My wife and I have 4 cats.  Here's a picture of them (below).  The top 2 are boys and the bottom 2 are girls (all are fixed).

(http://www.chrisrhoads.com/photos/ourcats.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Scott on April 11, 2003, 10:38 AM
Cute Cats Chris!

Here is Cosmo being harrassed by his little brother

(http://www.jedidefender.com/personal/cosmo.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Snively Bandar on June 11, 2003, 08:16 PM
Here is Cosmo being harrassed by his little brother

Interesting, but I don't see much of a family resemblence between the two of them OCB.   :P

Love your parakeet picture AE!  That's too funny with him taking a ride on the Bantha!  Just don't let him drop a turd on the Bantha, or it won't be "mint" anymore.   ;D

All I've got is a 30 gallon fish tank with a bunch of fish in it, as far as pets go.  Hoping to get a dog pretty soon though, but the future fiance is giving me some resistance on that one unfortunately.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Hung Solow on June 11, 2003, 08:40 PM
I have a minature American Eskimo (Irie), and a cat (Seaholm).

http://photos.yahoo.com/davidwsmith3374
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Membraneman on June 11, 2003, 09:16 PM
We have 5 cats...Little Bit, Tim Bit, Bug, Rocky and Monkey,  2 dogs Boo Boo and Suger and a Cockatiel
named Dolly.........sniff sniff my kids ;)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Sith Lord Cosmo on June 11, 2003, 09:23 PM
This is Ramona.  She's a beagle/foxhound mix

(http://www.msu.edu/user/kramer17/DSC00225.JPG)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: TopJedi on June 11, 2003, 09:41 PM
I don't have any pics online of my wife and I's pets.....but we have the following:

Benny ...a white purebred rabbit
Lucky ....a Dalmatian Dog
Patches..a cross between Austrailian Sheapard and border collie dog
3 cats....Roscoe,Little Bit and Carly.....Carly is a Persian cat...and just had a litter of kittens...one of which my wife has decided to keep....because it's white and black and almost identical to Roscoe...this kitten is named Daisy


We've always been animal lovers......
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: jadesfire on June 11, 2003, 09:42 PM
I have two pets.  A golden lab that's terrified of water (Brandy) and a cat who likes to hop in the shower and roll around in puddles (Princess Leia).
I would post pictures like everyone else but mine keep ending up just large red X's so.... :P
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Darth Ghidorah on June 11, 2003, 09:45 PM
I have 2 at the minute. A dog named Teddy(hehehe laugh all you want  ::)  ) A beta named nothing. ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: JediMAC on June 11, 2003, 11:28 PM
We have 5 cats...Little Bit, Tim Bit, Bug, Rocky and Monkey

You sure you spelled that last cat's name correctly Bob?   :P
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Nicklab on June 11, 2003, 11:36 PM
I have one cat.  A 17 year old female, and her name is Lucy.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Vator on June 11, 2003, 11:39 PM
Lets just say I never get a moments peace.

Let see,I'll start with the dogs.

Boston:Italian Greyhound,he is black and white,and enjoys playing ''Sock''(Tug-of-war with a sock merged with fetch)
Chalupa:Short Hair Chihuaha,golden brown,very brave and sweet(He and Boston were bought at the same time,and have known each other since birth)
Riley:Tricolor Basset Hound,his colors are black,white,and brown.His poor little tail was broken at birth,so the tip is always bent.I got him for Christmas '96.
Seishirou:Black lab with unknown mix,black with white chest,very hyper,my mom found him at a rest area in GA struggling to live.He's still a puppy,and can be quite annoying.

Ok,time for Cats.
Belladonna:Unknown mix(the mama cat is a whore,plain and simple and belongs to my sisters friend),black and white,runs around the house all day.
Bubba(Intersting name huh?His first owners where asians and named every animal they had bubba,also of note Riley was bought from the same people):Persian,champane,sleeps in the sun(and on my head when I'm sleeping)
Peggy:Tabby,greenish grey and black,she is very old and blind.My grandparents owned this cat if that tells you anything.

And last but not least...The Birds!
Boomer:African Grey,very intellegent and to my delight knows star wars phrases!(I was walking by the bird room one day and I heard ''No Luke I am your Father,followed by a scream)
Goosey:Cocatoo,speaks chinese and says hello.

Yep,I live in a zoo.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: E.Z. on June 11, 2003, 11:58 PM
Here is the bunny my wife and I bought a few days ago. We are yet to name him though. I figure I'll wait to see his character come through before gracing him with a name.

I also have 33 fish, including 31 neon Tetras, 1 Pleco, and 1 Bubble Eye. I'm going to try to take some pictures of them soon.



(http://www2.freepichosting.com/Images/47927/0.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Morgbug on June 12, 2003, 12:01 AM
Scott, around 3 the cat and the child reach a state of detente.  Cat is cautious, child marginally interested in petting rather than pure harassment.

1 cat, name is Kmir.  We seem to be feeding a stray now too, so maybe 2 soon. ::)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Membraneman on June 12, 2003, 08:03 AM
We have 5 cats...Little Bit, Tim Bit, Bug, Rocky and Monkey

You sure you spelled that last cat's name correctly Bob?   :P


Whoops, my bad, LOL
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: obi_robz on June 12, 2003, 10:17 AM
Here are all my furry / woolly friends:

Amber – nearly 3!
(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/a.jpg)

Gracie
(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/g.jpg)

Raisin
(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/r.jpg)

Willow
(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/w.jpg)

Holly – 13 years old
(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/h.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Brian on June 24, 2003, 04:26 PM
My wife and I have a 3 year old Beagle.  We are pretty big animal people, particularly dogs, and would probably have a couple more if we had the room right now.  I don't know about you guys, but our pet is basically a member of our family...we basically treat him like our child :).
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Darth Kenobi on June 25, 2003, 10:51 AM
As of right now I don't have any pets since my parents won't allow me to have any pets while I'm living with them.  In the past when I was younger I had:
My dog Shadower who was a black labador and died in 1995-96. :'(
Two hamsters (both died after a few months) Snowball and Furball (I think)
A rat

In high school I made money raising farm animals like Beef Steers and Lambs and selling them at acutions.
Three steers names were:Bart, Manica (Pyscho, Saddam, Mabbus and a couple of other names) and the last one Tar
I only named one of my lambs, Lambert.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Force Guy on June 25, 2003, 03:50 PM
(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-6/7321/trip-laying.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: obi_robz on July 8, 2003, 04:59 PM
My little Gracie rat had to have a mammary tumour removed last Friday, but she’s recovered really well and is almost at full power again. But she still has moments when she gets really tired and I have a chance to take cute pictures of her like this one:

(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/Graciesleep.jpg)

:)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Scott on July 8, 2003, 05:31 PM
We just got two Goldfish Yesterday...

Wags and Henry!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: JediMAC on July 8, 2003, 06:14 PM
My little Gracie rat had to have a mammary tumour removed last Friday, but she’s recovered really well and is almost at full power again.

Glad to hear Gracie's recovering well Robb!  Never thought I'd say it, but cute rat!

Good luck with those goldfish Scott!  Ping pong ball in the goldfish bowl at the carnival?!   :-*   :P

We're moving next month, so I'll at least get the 20 gallon fish tank set up again pretty soon.  Then, once we're settled, we'll look into whether we're going to have any dogs or not...
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: dustrho on July 8, 2003, 09:40 PM
My little Gracie rat had to have a mammary tumour removed last Friday, but she’s recovered really well and is almost at full power again.

That's great news Robb!  Glad to hear your Gracie is doing well.  My four cats are just like our babies, and it's so stressful and depressing when they're not doing well like that.  One of our cats almost died because it swallowed part of a cat toy.  It cost $800 to have this piece of rubber removed from his stomach (surgically).  He's all good now, but that whole moment scared the hell out of my wife and I.

Here's a picture of the cat I'm talking about (see below).  He hopped into our dryer right after it stopped.  He does that all the time.

(http://www.chrisrhoads.com/photos/shadow.jpg)

Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Reconsgt on October 13, 2003, 09:03 PM
This is the newest addition to our little family
  Some may remember my little dog that ate some SW items well he had to go and this is his replacement.  I liked the name Vader so I kept it.   He's 7 weeks old here, pure bred German Shepherd  (http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-7/308535/S2010006.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 13, 2003, 09:13 PM
Aww! Vader is so cute Wayne. Congrats! Looks like a happy puppy.   :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Chris on October 13, 2003, 09:16 PM
Very nice looking pup Sarge! Good luck with him!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: jadesfire on October 13, 2003, 09:24 PM
AWWWW...He's so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: Membraneman on October 13, 2003, 10:04 PM
Shirley and I had to put down one of dogs a few days ago. Her name was BooBoo. She 16 or 17 years old.
Blind with cataracts, deaf and she couldn't control herself anymore when it came to going to the bathroom, if you know what I mean.

She was about the most loving animal I ever had.. :'(

Then just before that we lost one of cats. He got out
accidentally. Haven't seen him since. I'm hoping he comes back as the song says... :-*
Title: Re: Do You Have Pet's?
Post by: DSJ™ on October 13, 2003, 10:20 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss Bob.  :'(

There were 2 news stories about a lost cats that returned after 7 & 10 years this year.
Cat returns after seven years away (http://www.news.com.au/common/printpage/0,6093,7010461,00.html)

Long-gone microchipped cat finds owner (http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/ptech/09/26/cat.returns.ap/index.html)

Hope your kitty does come back but in a shorter amount of time.
Just like the song!  ;)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Morgbug on October 14, 2003, 12:32 AM
Sorry about the boo-boo Bob.  She did live a long life though.  

We've had two cats go missing for periods ranging from 6 days to 43.  Never, ever thought we'd see either again.  Pleased that we did.  One is still around here now. :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Membraneman on October 14, 2003, 01:32 AM
Thanks guys.. ;)

Dale, sorry I forgot totell you earlier tonite.. :P

Brent, thanks bud, I sure hope the Cat comes back, I miss the little bugger.. :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: jadesfire on October 14, 2003, 09:05 AM
Sorry about your dog Bob, I know how hard it is to put down a sick pet. :'(

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Brian on October 14, 2003, 09:38 AM
Also sorry to hear about your dog, my wife and I are dog people, and unfortunately, I have been through losing a pet more times than I would care to. God bless you and your family through everything.  I know how much they can definitely become part of the family.  I know our dog is definitely our "child", we are so happy to have him.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: dustrho on October 14, 2003, 08:22 PM
Bob, sorry to hear about the loss of your dog.  I know how hard it is to have to put down one of your "children."  I'm so sorry.   :'(

I also hope your comes back home to you.  Put some wet cat food on a dish, and leave a dish on your front door and back door.  Hopefully he'll recognize the smell and come home to you.
Title: Official Pet/Animal Thread
Post by: Brian on March 26, 2004, 03:47 PM
I could have sworn that I have seen a thread like this here before, but for some reason I couldn't find it.  I'm sorry if I am duplicating...

Anyways, how many of you out there are pet owners, or would like to be some day?  Personally, I have always been an animal person.  I grew up on a farm, and aside from the "livestock" we have had a number of dogs and cats over the years as well.  My wife and I are both dog people, and really have a soft spot for them.  We are the proud owners of a now 4-year old Beagle.  We got him when he was six weeks old, which was about 6 months or so before we got married as well.  I have always been really fond of our dogs over the years, but we have never been so attached to an animal before.  I personally have never had a house dog before (parents wouldn't let us growing up), but our beagle pretty much has the run of the house.  The fact that I have been working at home now for a little while has made it even worse, as he is right by my side each minute of the day...and follow me everywhere.  We don't have any children yet, but he is pretty much our kid...we treat him that way it seems, and would never want anything bad to happen to him.

Anyways, any other pet owners out there....or just pet/animal people?  Lets hear about your furry, feathery, or fishy friends (or whatever else you might have). :)
Title: Re: Official Pet/Animal Thread
Post by: JediMAC on March 26, 2004, 04:28 PM
I could have sworn that I have seen a thread like this here before, but for some reason I couldn't find it.  I'm sorry if I am duplicating...

What, you mean like this one Brian:

Do you have pets? (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=28;action=display;threadid=344)   ;)  Maybe if our Search feature actually worked here, it'd be easier to find old stuff.  But as it is, our Search function totally blows...

Want me to merge it, or not...?
Title: Re: Official Pet/Animal Thread
Post by: Brian on March 26, 2004, 04:38 PM
See...I knew it, sorry about that.  Sure, you can go ahead and merge it...or just delete my post, it doesn't matter.  Whatever you think is best.  I tried going through the back pages, but was skimming and must have missed it.  Sorry about that Matt, thanks.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: JediMAC on March 26, 2004, 04:57 PM
Heck, no worries at all Brian!   ;)

Beagles are cool.  We had one for many years when I was a kid...  Patty's been wanting to get a puppy since we moved and actually just brought it up again yesterday, but since we don't really have a yard, I'd rather wait.  Don't want a puppy terrorizing the interior of the new place.  Plus, I don't want to clean up dog $h!t.   :P

Still haven't gotten the aquarium out of storage yet, but hopefully will soon, so I can at least say we have some pet fish!   :-\
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 26, 2004, 05:23 PM
Squirt then & now. Just over a yr ago & today.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Squirt2.JPG)  (http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Squirt%20Kittie.jpg)

Mug's & Niece. Brother & sister.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Mugs%20%20Neice.jpg)

Mug's is the strange one. Wazzup!  ;D

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Mugs%20Whats%20Up.jpg)

I still miss my Charlie cat.  :'(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: BobaShek on March 26, 2004, 08:11 PM
I might as well chime in, seeing as how this thread has been resurrected. :)

Here's a pic of my semi-new cat, Chino. He's less than a year old, and he was very young when this picture was taken. He's grown a lot since then:

(http://www.jedidefender.net/hosted/coleman/images/Pa230029.jpg.tmp)

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob L on March 26, 2004, 09:20 PM
I can’t usually participate in JD’s threads due to cultural indifference.

 But I feel I can at least update this topic with pics of the only rodents currently  living in my house (or rather those with permission to do so).

Rosie:
(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/r1.jpg)

Alana:
(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/r2.jpg)

Éowyn:
(http://mysite.freeserve.com/obi_robz/images/r4.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: chuckles on March 26, 2004, 10:20 PM
We are currently up to 2 small dogs.

A male pug who's name is Gramps but is refered to by the wife as Gram and commonly refered to, by me, as Chubs, since he could stand to lose a pound or two.

A female boston terrier/pug mix that has a noticeable underbite named Emy but I like to call her Dingy, I guess just because it sounds funny. And she'll actually come to either name now.  ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: jokabofe on March 26, 2004, 10:32 PM
not anymore... i got rid of that b!tch  ;)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: jadesfire on August 2, 2004, 08:48 PM
Princess Leia is helping me complete my gown :)

(That and I just learned how to use webshots and started a photo album of my costumes).

Princess Leia (http://community.webshots.com/scripts/editPhotos.fcgi?action=showMyPhoto&albumID=170462476&photoID=170463085&security=EpcPIG)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on August 2, 2004, 09:31 PM
I shared these over at the scum, but for those who don't go there...these are my two boston terriers.  The black one is Emmerson, the white(r) one is Dante:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/new_01.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/new_03.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/110_1061.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/puppy_sleeping.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/puppy_sleeping_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Carl on August 5, 2004, 11:39 AM
We have just recently got a pet rabbit(binx) we also have a rat (neo) and 3 fishtanks!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Diddly on August 5, 2004, 01:17 PM
We've had our dog Duke for about 13 months now. He's a black lab mix. I don't have pics though.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Vator on August 5, 2004, 02:05 PM
Riley: Basset Hound, been with us since Christmas 96.

Boston: Italian Greyhound, has been with us since October 1999

Chaluppa: Chihuahuah (it's truely an enigma to spell), we got him along with Boston.

Sei-Kun: Black Lab mix, rescued from a Rest Area in Gainesville Georgia in October 2002.

Bubbah: Persian Cat, has been living with us since 1995 (named by his former Chinese owners...)

Boomer: African Grey (Bird), has been with us since December 2002

Goosey: Kocatoo (Tropical Bird), has been annoying the hell out of us with squaks since 1992/93?

I'll try to find some pictures in a little bit.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Paul on August 5, 2004, 03:19 PM
Cherokee: Female, Boxer, Fawn and Black.

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: DSJ™ on September 2, 2004, 11:27 AM
We have a new addition to the family.  :)

This is Neela, I call her Fluffy because of her tail.  ;D

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Neela%20Fluffy.jpg)

Back up to 4 cat's again!  :o
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jeff on September 2, 2004, 12:12 PM
Such is the Circle of Life; as one JDer gets a new pet, another loses one.

One of my Brown Anoles passed away.  I checked the cage to add water to the dish this morning as I always do, and I found Stumpy the Lizard rigored belly up in the corner (looks like the crickets in the cage already started in on him too... :-X)

Thus, he was removed from the terrarium and he received a proper "Burial at Sea" before I left for work.  Godspeed, Stumpy the Lizard.  You're in a better place now...  :'(

Now, I'm down to just one House Gecko (Spidey).  I might have to hit PetCo this weekend and buy him a new friend... maybe a Green Anole this time?

Jeff
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Scott on September 2, 2004, 12:20 PM
Our 3rd attempt at a fish (this time a Beta) was also buried at Sea last weekend...RIP Jeff Fish 2

JediMAX was told Jeff Fish went to find his dad just like Nemo

He lasted quite a while, a good three months, so we may get another one in a couple of days
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on September 2, 2004, 12:40 PM
I'm sorry for your loss.  I've got two leopard geckoes and while they now live with my girlfriend's parents, I don't look foward to the sad day(s) of their passing.

As for fish, the girlfriend and I tried - but lost 3 sets of fish and then packed it up and threw the tank in the closet.

At least the dogs are still alive.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: JediMAC on September 2, 2004, 01:21 PM
(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Neela%20Fluffy.jpg)

Looks like a freakin' racoon!   :P


Just like Finding Nemo.  That's funny!   ;D

We have a couple "pet" lizards as well.  Kinda.  They live right outside the front of our house, but spend almost the entire day sunbathing on our front porch steps.  It's been going on routinely for several months, so we've basically adopted them as pets now.  Don't even have to feed or care for them at all!   8)

Lotsa squirrels and rabbits hangin' out by our pad too...
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Morgbug on September 2, 2004, 04:00 PM
Be wary of rabbits a squirrels.  Cute they may be, but bloody damaging too.  Squirrels are notoriously sneaky.  Check your roof line. 

Kmir the cat is approaching his 11th birthday.  Still the loudest cat in the world and runs like a kitten.   ::)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: SilverZ on September 2, 2004, 04:33 PM
Be wary of rabbits a squirrels.

They're vicious bastards. Saw it in a documentary once:

(http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0VgByAAocNOHO8n80iivRxCIQ6uYK0Q4*LGpLfDsvdKEOuLVG5Ky1GBDL1i6OoTzs8OGdlqmqcMEbM!esxjUAHEhbbF5cAB!qgQbbpQezmyZ2QRnOnFhT2pgMZAHop*Qu/21-gore.jpg?dc=4675375453636754056)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Morgbug on September 2, 2004, 04:35 PM
I was thinking in terms of reality, but that is far, far more entertaining.   :D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on September 2, 2004, 05:47 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/Furious-George/Mycats.jpg)  (http://rds.yahoo.com/S=96062883/K=Tarkin/v=2/SID=e/l=IVI/*-http://www.galactic-voyage.com/images/Characters/tarkin.jpg)

Tarkin & Chaos.

1 Guess which one's Tarkin and which is Chaos...  :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: jokabofe on September 2, 2004, 09:50 PM
He lasted quite a while, a good three months, so we may get another one in a couple of days

3 months is a rather short life span for a betta actually. my last one just died a few months ago, but i had it (could never tell if it was a male or female) for almost 5 years...

right now i have no pets, except for the dust bunnies under the bed  :-\
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Scott on September 2, 2004, 10:25 PM
That was in comparison to the 2 days and 4 days the Gold Fish lasted

We changed the water too quickly when we left last week and he didn't do so hot :-\
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on September 2, 2004, 11:01 PM
Bettas actually take water changes better than most fish- my guess is he got fin rot or ick.  They have a labyrinth breathing system, so they aren't as prone to having problems w/ water changes like ordinary fish. 
I used to keep bettas when I was in college- one lasted 3 years- even flew home w/ me on some extended vacations.  I only had maybe one or two ever die that quickly and it was some sot of disease that got them- suddenly they are swimming sideways or something.
Anyway, I don't have fish now, I have a cat- Chloe, and she looks like the cat from Pet Semetary- or so I'm told.  I had water turtle named Yoda, but I gave him away around 2 years ago when I got divorced and became a single mom- too much work to keep up his tank and take care of my son. 
I'll get a dog when Aidan is older, but that will be a few years.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: jokabofe on September 3, 2004, 12:35 AM
well, i just found a pic of my old buddy akira, who i left behind with the ex-wife when i moved out, cause my new apartment doesn't allow pets:

(http://www.p3donline.com/pics/akira.bmp)

i don't seem to have any pics of his sister cleo. i'll try and look around and see if i have any...
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Morgbug on September 3, 2004, 12:44 AM
Noble tabby :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: stormie on September 3, 2004, 10:26 AM
We have an ever-annoying little mutt--a poodle/Lasa/Cocker Spaniel mix. He is completely untrainable. He prefers to be dirty. He likes to hump and tear apart his "indestructable" bed. Ick. He will eat anything he thinks is food...even when it's not. The harder I try to restrain him with his leash, the harder he will pull the opposite way. The frequency of his misdeeds is only outnumbered by the frequency of his gastrointestinal emissions. Really. He and our 10-month old daughter have formed an alliance bent on driving me and my wife bonkers. While one is at rest, the other invariably cries/whines/gets into trouble. I miss having cats.

jokabofe, that's a really great photo. :) Looks a lot like a cat I used to have.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Ben on September 3, 2004, 10:15 PM
My mom just put our 16-year-old cat to sleep today. She's been pissing on the carpet for a couple months now, and I'm sure most of you know how badly cat piss stinks.

This is now officially the Worst ******* Day of My Life. I woke up late for work today, was stuck there for eleven hours, I found out my girlfriend is ******* Lord-knows-how-many other guys, my cat's now dead, and I have a cold. Oh, and my cable and internet won't be set up until Sept. 8th.

At least I'm moving tomorrow, and I found some new VOTC tonight, so I'm just going to go blast some Cure, smoke cigarettes, and drink a lot of beer.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Scott on September 8, 2004, 04:19 PM
Sorry to hear about the loss of your Cat Ben, that sucks, I remember when my parents called to tell me our childhood cat was being put down as well.  Its a hard thing to do but in the end its good to end their suffering
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 14, 2004, 11:31 AM
Newest addition as of 3 weeks ago. This is Bailey & she loves to climb on shelves. Shes banned from going into my collection room.  

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Bailey.jpg)

We now have 5 cats!  :o
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on December 14, 2004, 12:51 PM
We got another one too Dale...  She just got home from her spaying today.  She has no tail and looks silly. 

The other two have adapted...  Tarkin plays with her, but Chaos just tolerates her. 

Oddly enough, not having a tail has the new cat fascinated by everyone WITH a tail.  So she attacks the tails of the other cats and Yellow Dog as well.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: DSJ™ on December 14, 2004, 02:51 PM
Post a pic of the new little one Jesse.  :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on December 14, 2004, 03:51 PM
I'll put my powers of telepathy to work and see if I can mentally generate an image here...

[Eric Cartman Powers] trying......  [/Eric Cartman Powers]

I got nothing man.   :(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 14, 2004, 04:56 PM
Our cat, Tiger, passed away recently. It was really hard for the family, my mom especially - but we've since adopted a kin of Tiger's (they are brother's or CC is Tiger's nephew or something). The two are really polar opposite, despite their relation. His name is CC - we don't know what CC stands for, but we're guessing 'Coward Cat'... Tiger got all the balls in the family, that's for sure.

Here's a pic of him napping, which is pretty much all he ever does...

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: jadesfire on December 14, 2004, 06:04 PM
Ooohhhhhh....pictures of cats.  I LOVE cats.  They are all so cute (and Brad, CC is pretty 'big boned' isn't he?? ;)).

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Lady Jaye on December 14, 2004, 09:06 PM
Newest addition as of 3 weeks ago. This is Bailey & she loves to climb on shelves. Shes banned from going into my collection room.  

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Bailey.jpg)

We now have 5 cats!  :o

That's an adorable kitten!!!! So cute and photogenic!!!!

I miss my cats and dog, they're back home with moms. A black and white cat that I saved from the access road of the busiest highway in Austin. And a mutli colored cat that got from a rescue group. They are palsy walsies!!!

And then my dog which is a pit bull mutt, my mom found on the street. It jsut began to follow her, and no matter how she tried to shoosh it away, it wouldn't move. So she called me and I drove over to where the street she was at, and let het take my suv home, while I walked the dog to our vets, 20 blocks away. It wouldn't get in, and I wasn't about to pick up an unknown pit bull. Got checked out and given his shots and we brought him home. I mean he would have been put down at the pound, there are so many Pit Bull mixes, its sad. Anyhow his name is Diablo!!!!

They all get along and keep my moms entertained!!!! Especially those crazy, get into everything, cats!!!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Angry Ewok on December 14, 2004, 09:11 PM
Ooohhhhhh....pictures of cats.  I LOVE cats.  They are all so cute (and Brad, CC is pretty 'big boned' isn't he?? ;)).



He's got an odd shape, he's short/stout. He is big boned, but he's also got short legs.

He was beaten up by his previous owners, his tail was broken, so the tail is a little shorter than most cats - which is pretty funny, but in an "awww  :'(" kind of way.

He's a chubby shorty, but nothin wrong with that!

 >:(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Lady Jaye on December 14, 2004, 09:27 PM
That sucks, I hope these animal abusers weren't friends of yours. Can't stand any type of animal abuse at all!!!! Makes me mad that people can be so heartless and cruel!!!! >:(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob L on January 1, 2005, 06:21 PM
I don't really do boys  ;), but these two were dumped outside my local petstore with the label: "both one year old" on the box.

I have a sticker on my forehead which reads "I am a sucker, leave your unwanted rodents here".  Hence:

Viggo:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/viggo1.jpg)

and Obi:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/obi2.jpg)

I didn't need the extra hassle, but like I said, I'm an idiot.  My 6 girls got themselves a new cage (worth £240) so they're pretty happy with the deal.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: iFett on January 1, 2005, 08:47 PM
Those rats are pretty fugly....Here's a pic of my kitties.  Nermal on the left and Shady (she's a female as well with a goofy moustach)  I had better pics of the two, but the AT-ST in the background really brings out their eyes...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/infinitifett/101_0154.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob L on January 2, 2005, 06:22 AM
Those rats are pretty fugly

Wow, how kind of you be so positive about someone else’s pets.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: iFett on January 2, 2005, 04:59 PM

Wow, how kind of you be so positive about someone else’s pets.

I'm sorry, rats just always creep me out especially with the eyes.  I didn't mean to offend and am glad to hear that you took them in  ;).  I had hampsters as a child and those things were pretty cute until I found out that one of the males was a girl.  I wound up with about 60 of those suckers before they were done.
Title: We gots a puppy
Post by: Hemish on March 21, 2005, 07:09 AM
Her name is Poppy ( called her that cause it's easy for the boys to say)
She's part Jack Russel an part Lassaapso
She's so cute
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v724/Hdekker/poppy1.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 21, 2005, 08:50 AM
I merged your topic with our pets thread Hemish.  ;)

Boy she sure is cute, I wish pets never grow up as there so adorable at a young age.

Congrats on your new addition.  8)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Brian on March 21, 2005, 09:00 AM
Very, very cute little puppy you have yourself there Hemish...congrats.  My wife and I are big dog fans, and its always nice to see another one find a great home.  I bet the family is excited about it, always a great feeling first bringing that new pet home.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2005, 05:26 PM
Our pet family grew as well...  A new cat who doesn't have a tail, which is
a bit of an enigma since it wasn't severed, she just was born without one
but she's not a manx so it's weird.

I call her little cat, just because she's little and I wasn't afforded the opportunity
to name her a cool Star Wars name...  Her official name is Bobcat though.

Pictures possibly at some point...   :-\
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Infamy Of Crete on March 21, 2005, 06:50 PM
This is sydney. he's a shitzu. He counterbalances the over abundance of testosterone I have.



(http://home.comcast.net/~diane_gary_mellar/images/sydneystongue.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 21, 2005, 11:37 PM
This is our 5 month old puppy, Otis.  He's a Lhasa Apso / Shih Tzu cross.  (say that 10 times quick).

Here he is at 10am this morning:

(http://images.snapfish.com/3434696323232%7Ffp7%3Enu%3D3245%3E89%3A%3E7%3C6%3EWSNRCG%3D3232897479359nu0mrj)

And at 1pm after his haircut:

(http://images.snapfish.com/3434696323232%7Ffp54%3Dot%3E2336%3D98%3B%3D8%3B7%3DXROQDF%3E23237%3A65692%3B5ot1lsi)

I did own a dog, now I own a drowned rat.  Pretty, isn't he?
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Infamy Of Crete on March 22, 2005, 07:26 PM
Jesse MIne is such a mess right now he's about 2 weeks past due for a haircut,but they look so cute with longer hair. After sydney gets shaved he looks like a pissed off chinchilla
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Morgbug on March 23, 2005, 02:44 PM
Why not just get a cat if you're getting a dog that small?

<------------- running away now. :P
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Famine on March 23, 2005, 02:52 PM
I had 5 fish. One dissapeared. Now I have 4. Leonardo, Donatello, Michalangelo, Raphael. The fifth was a sucker fish named Splinter.

Kevin
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 23, 2005, 03:00 PM
Why not just get a cat if you're getting a dog that small?

<------------- running away now. :P

You know damn well why.  Because my wife whined and pleaded for a little dog for
almost a year.   She finally broke me down.   ::)   ;D

Ah, I still love the little rat though.   ::)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: jadesfire on March 31, 2005, 09:45 PM
It's me and my bestest buddy-Princess Leia!!!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/collectors/jadesfire/jadesfireandleia.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 4, 2005, 07:18 PM
Holy crap Jadesfire your cat is HUGE!  My cat, Bailey, is a little over two years old and probably half your cat's size!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: JediMAC on April 4, 2005, 07:27 PM
Eh, I've seen fatter.  But yeah, maybe Leia there ate some of Beth's props, or something...  :P

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: jadesfire on April 4, 2005, 07:29 PM
Leia didn't think your comments were very appropriate so she went to the fridge to polish off the rest of her Ben & Jerry's monkey junk ice cream  :-*.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 28, 2005, 06:13 PM
As promised, here's a picture of my cat Bailey. (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mattfury/detail?.dir=/e9e5&.dnm=ddb1.jpg&.src=ph)

Is it any onder why I can't stay mad at her when she claws at the couch?  ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: jadesfire on April 28, 2005, 06:24 PM
She's is beautiful!!  Now I know why you think Leia is so huge, Bailey is one petite cat!!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: DSJ™ on April 28, 2005, 06:49 PM
Very nice cat Matt. Seems the we like the name Bailey.  ;)

Here's a picture of our young Bailey sleeping next to Niecy who is just at the top of the pic.

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/Bailey%20Bear%20Sleeping.jpg)

She's so cute when she's sleeping, they have a thing for sleeping in boxes.  ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Lady Jaye on April 28, 2005, 06:59 PM
Jadesfire that is a gorgeous big momma cat!!! She is beautiful, she need not change!!! She looks very queen like!! Especially with her human sitting by her side!!! :D

Matt Bailey is very photogenic. Just look at the slight nod of the head, gives him a very playful look to him!!

DSJ. great pic. My cats back home love the magazine baskets, hell they love anything they can crawl into!!!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 28, 2005, 09:36 PM
She is very playful LadyJaye....unfortunately, a lot of the time it's at 2 am and I'm trying to sleep!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on April 28, 2005, 09:50 PM
I have a big, really pissed off, long haired yellow cat named Twinkie. He's yellow with a white belly. Thus, the desert cake name.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on May 20, 2005, 02:20 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v434/Furious-George/Mycats.jpg)

So my cat, Tarkin (bottom photo) has taken to stealing money again.  He'd given this habit up a while ago, but he's back to it.  Loose change on the table is the victim, but he's smart and only takes quarters (or those new dollar coins).

Does anyone have a cat that does that?  He leaves it at my bedroom door at night too, or just strewn throughout the house, almost like a little path he has taken giving money away to...  well...  nobody in particular.

Very, very strange. 
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: CHEWIE on May 20, 2005, 05:23 PM
(http://chewie34.250free.com/angel2001.jpg)

Here's one of my dogs, Angel.

 :P
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on August 24, 2005, 04:25 PM
I'm heatbroken.  Had to give away Hannah, my pug of 12 years today :'(  I have had her since she was a puppy and for a long time it was just me and her.  It was a hard decision to make.  She is getting old, my soon to be 4 year old was very rough with her,
I'm being evaluated for MS and my hubby is recovering from back surgery.  The poor dog was spending her days in her little cage.  The people who took her plan to spoil her to death (literally and figuratively).  I know it was best for Hannah-Banana, but it was so hard to watch her go :-\
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on August 24, 2005, 04:38 PM
Sorry to hear about your Pug... my friend just adopted one a few months ago... rescued is more accurate.  He's 7 years old and was in terrible shape when he got him... his coat was all ratty, he only has 1 eye, and he was very very thin.

But now after a few months he's fatter than ever and has a great looking coat of fur... still missing an eye though.   :)



I've got more recent (one or two of these might be older...)pictures of my dogs that apparently I never shared in this thread - which is odd because for whatever reason I love showing them off....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/New_dogs_01.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/puppy_sleeping.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/New_dogs_03.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/New_dogs_06.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/new_01.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/New_dogs_05.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/puppy_sleeping_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jayson on August 24, 2005, 04:41 PM
Our puppy "Keeper"
(http://home.comcast.net/~jedijaybird/keeper.JPG)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 24, 2005, 07:21 PM
Cute puppy Jaybird.

Just thought I'd post a semi-cute Bailey story.  About two weeks ago she came in the house at about 6:30 in the morning (I leave the back door open for her so she can go out on nights I don't have an alert the next day) and she hopped up on the bed meowing like crazy.

I gave her a little ear scratching and rolled over to go back to sleep when I noticed she had brought me a present....a snake!  It was a garter snake about 1.5 to 2 ft long and STILL ALIVE!  Needless to say I didn't need coffee to wake up that morning!  :o

I had a nice long chat with Bailey telling her I appreciated the gesture, but please....no more live snakes in the bed!  :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Loopy_Leia on August 24, 2005, 08:07 PM
Yep...I have a total of 4...2 dogs, 2 cats.  Golden Retriever is 11, Rottweiler/Black Lab mix..not sure how old he is either, we adopted him..and 2 stray cats....Mittens is 15 and I am not sure how old Midnight is. 

Here are my beasties!!!

Brownie
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a323/Platinum_Princess/Animals/Brownie.jpg)

Goldie
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a323/Platinum_Princess/Animals/animals012.jpg)

Mittens
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a323/Platinum_Princess/Animals/animals005.jpg)

Midnight
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a323/Platinum_Princess/Animals/animals003.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on August 24, 2005, 09:27 PM
You guys are killing me with all of the cute pups :(  It was so weird to come home tonite and not have Hannah here.  I love Keeper -- what a cutie!  When the kids get bigger when plan on getting a Golden. :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: iFett on April 5, 2006, 11:57 PM
Just got a 9wk old pup that was a survivor/transplant from Katrina.

Here's Maggie...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v221/infinitifett/PuppyPics010.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on April 6, 2006, 12:16 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/120_2084.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Ryan on April 6, 2006, 12:21 AM
Awww. Isn't that cute? :)

Here's a few pictures of my best buddy. His name is Blizzard he is half Australian Sheppard and half Border Collie.

(http://sithlordchaos.250free.com/BlizzardBathSmall.jpg)
He has never been a big fan of bath time and normally will jump right out of his little tub the second he is left alone, but for some reason on this day when my dad went inside to get some more soap he just sat there for a good 5-10 minutes until my dad came back.

(http://sithlordchaos.250free.com/BlizzardCouchSmall.jpg)
Awhile back we came home and found that Blizzard had got up onto the couch wedged himslef in between two cushions and decided to take a nap.

(http://sithlordchaos.250free.com/BlizzardSmall.jpg)
Me and my Brother discovered a family of Raccoons in one of our trees one night, Blizzard wanted to come outside too.

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Loopy_Leia on April 6, 2006, 12:38 AM
UPDATE:

Mittens
(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a323/Platinum_Princess/Animals/animals005.jpg)

We actually had to put this one down just recently due to old age (he was probably 15 years old) but also due to kidney and renal failure.  My parents had him creamated and his urn sits in the cureo cabinet where he can watch over everybody.  It was a tough thing to hear from around 3,000 miles away over the phone but I actually more or less knew it would happen eventually. 

RIP Mittens
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on April 6, 2006, 06:57 AM
Erika -- I'm sorry to hear about Mittens :(.  That is such a hard decision to make -- even when you know its then best for them.

Ryan -- I bet Blizzard keeps you guys hopping :).  We used to have a Australian Shepard/Blue Heeler mix.  She ALWAYS wanted to have something to do.  She was forever "herding" us and the other dogs around the house. 

Rob -- your dogs are a hoot -- are they Boston Terriers?  Do they snore and snort and snot and snuffle?  Our pug used to make so much noise -- but she was so funny. :)

iFett -- Maggie is the sweetest little thing!  I miss having a dog(s) around.  We just need to wait until the kids get a little bigger.......

I love looking at everyone's pet pics -- please keep them coming!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Ook on April 6, 2006, 07:27 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/120_2084.jpg)

Oh man, those are the best dogs...
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jayson on April 6, 2006, 08:06 AM
Our puppy "Keeper"
(http://home.comcast.net/~jedijaybird/keeper.JPG)

Update: Keeper is a big dog now (10 months) and we just added Walnut (10 weeks) to our family 3 weeks ago.

(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/keeperwalnut.jpg)

(http://www.yakface.com/jayson/walnut2.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Chris M on April 6, 2006, 08:55 AM
I have no pictures at the moment, but I do have two cats.  In two months when my wife and I close and take possession of our new house, I'll be picking up at least one dog...trying to get my wife to let me have two.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on April 6, 2006, 10:28 AM
Rob -- your dogs are a hoot -- are they Boston Terriers?  Do they snore and snort and snot and snuffle?

They are.  The older one is about 3 and a half and the younger one is a little over two now.  With the short noses they end up snorting a lot whenever they choke themselves on the leashes... and at other times.  When they drink too much water they throw it back up... and the little one still has potty-training issues and I'm running out of ideas (thank God for concrete floors).  But they're phenomenal dogs, are unbelievably sweet (to people, not necessarily to other dogs...).  We love them to death.  There are a bunch of older pictures a page or two ago if you didn't see them already from when the little one was really little.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on April 6, 2006, 10:58 AM
But they're phenomenal dogs, are unbelievably sweet (to people, not necessarily to other dogs...). 

Sounds like pugs.  Ours could pretty much care less about other small dogs, but get them around a big dog and they would turn into Cujo.  They didn't care.

Quote
There are a bunch of older pictures a page or two ago if you didn't see them already from when the little one was really little.

I'll have to check them out. :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 6, 2006, 11:22 AM
Here's Otis - he's always in the middle of everything.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jwall/pics/collection/030-IMG_2461-CardsWall2Otis.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on April 6, 2006, 11:24 AM

Sounds like pugs.  Ours could pretty much care less about other small dogs, but get them around a big dog and they would turn into Cujo.  They didn't care.

Yeah, they're very territorial.  The older one was vicious when she was younger but now can generally play nice with other dogs to the point where if she gets into it with one, it probably isn't her that started it.

The little one bites every dog he gets close to right on the nose and doesn't let go - I dont' know why and he's absolutely not intimidated by dogs of any size or variety - and he only weighs about 18 pounds...  I'm thinking about seeing if I can find a muzzle that would fit him just so I can take him to the park.  But that would ruin his day because all he does is fetch fetch fetch and he wouldn't be able to.  Yet he plays fantastically all day and night with our other dog and my girlfriend's parent's dogs back home... just get him around a dog that he doesn't know and he's a terror.  He's never done anything like that to people though, he's a little angel otherwise.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 6, 2006, 01:15 PM
3 cats(possum 16, Milon 6, Dusty 4), 50 gallon aquarium with 12 fish, 60 Gallon aquarium with 17 fish, 30 gallon aquarium with 19 fish/6 shrimp, 20 gallon aquarium with 6 fish, 2 gallon aquarium with 1 fish, 20 gallon terrarium with 2 lizards, 40 gallon terrarium with 1 lizard, 10 gallon terrarium with 2 poison dart frogs, 10 gallon terrarium with 5 lizards, 2 rats(peanut,patches) in cage, and 1 rabbit(Cocoa) in large enclosure.

Oh, and 4 lizards outside around the house. See them often enough I know who's who. Well, I guess they don't count since they live on the walls and catch their own grub.

Have a significant pet bill monthly :P

But, somehow am able to keep house smelling nice/not like pet store. 
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jeff on April 6, 2006, 01:42 PM
Let's see if I have this correct...
3 cats
55 fish
6 shrimp
8 lizards
2 poison dart frogs
2 rats
1 rabbit
plus 4 "outside" lizards

That is, without a doubt, a lot of pets.   :o
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 6, 2006, 02:06 PM
Well, I took it out of the context that... a pet is a pet no matter the size. If you care for(responsible to) it's wellfare than I guess that's why I listed those. I guess the outside lizards kind of count? If I don't water the fauna then their prey leaves then the lizards move to another home or back across the street to the desert? 
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Brian on April 6, 2006, 02:27 PM
Great pics everyone, always nice to see people's pets, they are all quite cute.  I grew up with dogs my whole life, and my wife and I have had our pet beagle for going on six years now.  He is definitely part of our family, we basically treat him like he was our kid.  He's far too spoiled I'm guessing.  I don't know what we'd do without him though.  I'll have to see if I can get a picture posted sometime.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Nathan on April 6, 2006, 04:08 PM
My 1 and a half year old Parakeet...
(http://www.jedidefender.com/personal/Dash.gif)

Brad, that is a truly awesome photo. (http://cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/froehlich/a013.gif)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 6, 2006, 04:56 PM
Cool! A bird(he almost looks like he's posing for the pic?)

A bird...something I don't have yet.....hmmm... well, I suppose I could tame one of those huge local Ravens with food or something?
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: S_A_Longhorn on April 10, 2006, 10:30 AM
Wife and I have one pet, and he is all the pets we will ever need.

Our Jack Russell Terrier, Scotty
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a232/S_A_Longhorn/Sample%20Pics/276c85d9.jpg)

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a232/S_A_Longhorn/Sample%20Pics/imagew3.jpg)

Took this pic last July down in South Padre Island at a bar/grill.  Forgot to put the Corona bottle in front of him. ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: iFett on April 10, 2006, 10:38 AM
Cute dog you have there!  A Corona bottle would have fit in perfect there even for a commercial.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Reid on April 11, 2006, 02:09 PM
I have one dog, a Cairn Terrier. His name is Barney, don't wear it out.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Darth Slothus on April 11, 2006, 02:31 PM
 ::)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Gorkoracing on April 11, 2006, 03:24 PM
I have 2 ferrets stinky and spooky at my apt and a german shepard to guard my starwars collection at my dad's house.
Stinky
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/Gorkoracing/DSCF0254.jpg)
Spooky the pimp
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/Gorkoracing/566f123a.jpg)

Maxx at his post
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a63/Gorkoracing/45083d03.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Ryan on April 15, 2006, 07:27 PM
We just added a new member to the family today. She is a little yellow lab and is 8 weeks old right now. We are still thinking of a name for her.

(http://sithlordchaos.250free.com/puppy.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Ben on April 15, 2006, 07:40 PM
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f49/scififan81/sundayafternoonboredom002.jpg)

My dog, Jarrett. German shorthair/blue heeler mix, so, basically a mutt.

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on August 27, 2006, 05:10 PM
Well the dogs were doing something cute this morning... so I took a few quick pictures.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/Dogs_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Dr. Zoltar on August 28, 2006, 06:23 PM
My current count is:

2 cats (Max and Dali)
2 rats (Frick and Frack)
1 guinea pig (May)

And yes, they all get along.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Reid on August 28, 2006, 07:06 PM
My family has a Cairn Terrier named Barney.

'Tis all.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 28, 2006, 10:53 PM
Here's the recent count at Casa del Matt:

Dogs: 3

        Roscoe (Male Rottwieler)
        Hannah (Female Rottwieler)
        Baker (Male Malamut)

Cats: 3
        Bailey (Female Tortoiseshell Tabby)
        Cupcake and SuzyQ (Female Tuxedoes from the same litter)


Amazing what happens when you get engaged.   :D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Smartypants1635 on August 28, 2006, 11:49 PM
I have a Bichon Frise named Brinkley, pretty much a  fru fru dog, but I love the little guy. In fact he's sitting on my chair right now. :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on August 29, 2006, 06:23 AM
Here's the recent count at Casa del Matt:

Dogs: 3

        Roscoe (Male Rottwieler)
        Hannah (Female Rottwieler)
        Baker (Male Malamut)

Cats: 3
        Bailey (Female Totoiseshell Tabby)
        Cupcake and SuzyQ (Female Tuxedoes from the same litter)


Amazing what happens when you get engaged.   :D

Wow, that's quite a mix there Matt.  How does everyone get along?  Somehow I don't quite picture the Brady Bunch though........ ;)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 29, 2006, 10:56 AM
They all get along except Bailey....she was so used to being the only pet for the first three years of her life and she's not too fond of the dogs.  Roscoe doesn't help matters much since he's kind of high-strung and barks at her a lot.

Oh well....they'll get used to eachother over time.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 29, 2006, 12:29 PM
Updated count

3 cats
 Milo-       Ocicat
 Possum- siamese mix
 Dusty-    Grey longhair with dusty colored areas

5 Aquariums
 60 gal corner with 18 fish (mostly african cichlids and catfish)
 60 gal   with 20 fish  (mostly african cichlids and catfish)
 30 gal  with 25 freshwater shrimp and 14 south american tetras
 20 gal with gobies,flounders ect (brackish water tank)
  2  gal baby rearing tank..numbers varies per how many raised at that time(right now 6)

1 rabbit 'coco'

3 rats
mollie, patches, sniffles

'herps'
40 gallon terrarium with 1 collard lizard and one horned toad lizard
20 gallon with 4 anoles, 2 bahama and 2 green
20 gallon with 2 alligator lizards
20 gallon with 2 pacific tree frogs

Oh yeah we have 5 lizards that live outside the house.  11 inches long--
they live on the walls (desert spiny lizards) my son 'stocked them' years ago


And...it doesn't smell like a petstore in my house amazingly enough! ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: EdSolo on August 30, 2006, 07:20 AM
My wife collects cats like I collect Star Wars items.  Our current count is 16:

Timmy
Trapper
Baxter
Butters
Wiggles
Vanilla
Princess Leia
Swipper
Thumbs
Spencer
Scurry in a Hurry
Cutie Pie
Jabber Jaws
Sunberry
Grand Moff Tarkin
and a female kitten that is still looking for a name
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on August 30, 2006, 07:40 AM
My wife collects cats like I collect Star Wars items.  Our current count is 16:

Timmy
Trapper
Baxter
Butters
Wiggles
Vanilla
Princess Leia
Swipper
Thumbs
Spencer
Scurry in a Hurry
Cutie Pie
Jabber Jaws
Sunberry
Grand Moff Tarkin
and a female kitten that is still looking for a name

How about:  "Free kitten, looking for a good home" ;)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: EdSolo on August 31, 2006, 07:16 AM
My wife collects cats like I collect Star Wars items.  Our current count is 16:

Timmy
Trapper
Baxter
Butters
Wiggles
Vanilla
Princess Leia
Swipper
Thumbs
Spencer
Scurry in a Hurry
Cutie Pie
Jabber Jaws
Sunberry
Grand Moff Tarkin
and a female kitten that is still looking for a name

How about:  "Free kitten, looking for a good home" ;)

I've tried that for at least the past half dozen...she won't let it happen.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: mousedroid on August 31, 2006, 09:53 AM
Do the wild rabbits who live in my back yard count?  I feed them.  I'd name them if I could tell them apart.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: I Am Sith on August 31, 2006, 04:37 PM
We only have one dog, Buffy, our harlequin Great Dane.  But with as big as she is and how much she eats, we could probably count her as two or more!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: name on August 31, 2006, 10:11 PM
One fish.  A beta named Kirby.

And two toddlers.  That's enough for us.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob L on September 1, 2006, 07:05 PM
1 Poodle called Viggo:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/DSCF0386.jpg)

And Obi, my last rat:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v56/obi_robz/obi2.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Reid on April 16, 2007, 09:39 PM
My dog passed away this Sunday.  :-[ He was 15, and my family has had him for a little over 10 years.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Dressel Rebel on April 16, 2007, 10:14 PM
One fish.  A beta named Kirby.


I've got a male named Jabba and a female named Luminara.

What do you keep Kirby in?  How long have you had him?

This is what Jabba looks like:

(http://www.save1004.com/bettafishred2.jpg)

I've got him in a cute little 5 gallon tank with a heater and a couple plants and a cave.

Kev used to breed these things.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Famine on April 17, 2007, 12:29 AM
Kev used to breed these things.

Roger that. Making the food for the babies was a bitch though, and you had to watch the batch like a hawk because after day 2, dad will decide to start eating the babies.

Right now I have a black cat named Spicy McHaggis!

Kevin
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Deanpaul on April 17, 2007, 01:28 AM
My dog passed away this Sunday.  :-[ He was 15, and my family has had him for a little over 10 years.

Sorry to hear that, Reid.  I went through that in March last year, and there are really no words to convey how much it still sucks.

Hang in there.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Nathan on April 17, 2007, 01:32 AM
Right now I have a black cat named Spicy McHaggis!

8)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Brian on April 17, 2007, 09:15 AM
Thoughts are with you on the loss of your dog Reid.  I know how pets can become such a member of your family, and it is always difficult to lose one.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Deanna Rash on April 17, 2007, 03:56 PM
I have 3 dogs Chihuahua's.  1 big black cat and 1 cockatiel-He whisles Andy Griffith all the time-It's cute,but after awhile :P
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: jadesfire on April 17, 2007, 06:15 PM
My dog passed away this Sunday.  :-[ He was 15, and my family has had him for a little over 10 years.

I am so sorry to read about your loss.  On Good Friday, my beautiful Golden Lab, Brandy, also passed away.  The joy and memories she gave our family over the last 11 plus years will stay with us forever and I certainly understand your pain......
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on April 17, 2007, 06:29 PM
My dog passed away this Sunday.  :-[ He was 15, and my family has had him for a little over 10 years.

I am so sorry to read about your loss.  On Good Friday, my beautiful Golden Lab, Brandy, also passed away.  The joy and memories she gave our family over the last 11 plus years will stay with us forever and I certainly understand your pain......


Beth -- I am so sorry to hear about Brandy -- I know how hard it is to lose your dog.  They become such an intregal part of your family that it creates such a hole when they're gone. :'(

Reid -- I'm sorry to hear about your dog too.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Taminar on May 3, 2007, 12:56 AM
I have nine cats.
Wicket, Trickster, Mah-mah, Indy, Misha, Presto, Missy, Remy, and Jynx.

My mom has some newborn kittens at her house if anyone's in the Pensacola area in about seven weeks and wants one. Or two. Or four.

I was so sorry to see the posts from people who have recently lost pets.
I lost three of my cats in 2005, one to a heart condition, one to old age, one to old age and kidney failure. And he wasn't a pet, but my dad died last week. So, I can truly sympathize on the loss of your loved ones, furry or not.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Deanna Rash on May 3, 2007, 03:15 PM
 :'( My cockatiel Leonard passed away Tues night he was 20 :'( :'( he must've had a heart attack one moment he was fine.I heard some commotion of him squawking.I thought he had his foot caught on something and he was lying down at the bottom of his cage :'(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Reid on May 3, 2007, 04:59 PM
Sorry to hear about that- I just recently lost a pet, so I know how it feels.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: David on May 3, 2007, 07:15 PM
Deanna and Reid, I am so sorry to hear about your parrot and your dog. It really sucks to lose pets. I feel I know how it feels more than anyone. Last year, I rescued a newt from a pond at the park. He was as good as dead, huge open wound across his chest, bruises everywhere, but I nursed him back to health. He was a great pet, so much personality. Pets really are like kids to me as weird as it may sound. Then, a few months later, I went to a wedding across the country, and left him with a 'professional' sitter. I got back, and there had been a heat spell. And the sitter neglected to do ******* anything, didnt turn up the A/C, anything. She couldve saved him, but after all I had done for him, all Id been through with him, he was dead. And that sucked!!! So once again, I am very, very sorry, and always sad to hear about it when others lose pets of their own.

My pet population currently consist of the family dog (a brainless beage named Nutmeg, her barking at flies drives us all nuts!), the extremely fat family cat with cowprints on his fur named Toby, the family cat we hardly ever see because shes so damn scared of everything named Cookie.

MY pets, that are MINE and not the family's are a beautiful bearded dragon named Irwin (hes got the best personality, he is something else!) whos still trying to grasp the POTF2 Action Collection Dewback being displayed right next to his cage for him to talk to. I also have two hissing cockroaches, I like them a lot, theyre actually great pets! I also had a great praying mantis named Kitik who passed away a couple months ago,who laid four eggsacs before she went! Im hoping they hatch soon, thatll be very cool. 600+ babies to name. Kitik, Jr., Kitik, Jr., Kitik, Jr., Kitik, Jr., Kitik, Jr.

I love having pets, they are really great to have around. Cool thread!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Deanna Rash on May 3, 2007, 10:40 PM
 :'( It's hard when you had them for so long :'( :'( I really missed him today.When I come home he would wolf-whistle and give me kisses
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Reid on September 13, 2007, 04:04 PM
I come home from school today to find a new surprise- Our new Westie, Duff. We had considered getting a new dog for the last couple months, and finally got one these past weeks. We rescued him from a shelter, and he's 3 years old.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 13, 2007, 05:12 PM
Awesome Reid!  Glad to hear y'all adopted a new dog...it helps heal your heart even though it's tough to lose a pet.  My wife still grieves over our one Rottwieler we lost nearly a year ago...but we appreciate our other two dogs all the more knowing that we won't have them forever.

Speaking of which I promised them both a walk today!   ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: David on March 3, 2008, 09:09 PM
(http://www.d2i.net/novel/irwin.jpg)

You may recognize my pet bearded dragon, Irwin, from when I snuck her in with my collection pics. Today I arrived home and found her dead. She very recently developed metabolic bone disease but she was seeming to take a turn for the better. It all happened very fast. I loved her very much, she was really like a kid so it is really hard to see her go.  :'(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: name on March 4, 2008, 09:12 AM
Robo:

Sorry to hear about your dragon.  He looks pretty awesome there with your Dewback. 


One fish.  A beta named Kirby.


I've got a male named Jabba and a female named Luminara.

What do you keep Kirby in?  How long have you had him?


Dressel:

I cruised through some of this reply and realized that I never replied to this.  Kirby lives in my little boy's bedroom in this bowl:  (http://www.rods.com/eccStoreImages/product_images/Winter06/19471_R.jpg).  It holds about a gallon of water.  I honestly can't believe we've had him this long!

Christmas of '06 we added a pet.  This is Luke.  Luke Skywalker, actually....but we just call him Luke.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v463/name7574/DSCF2815.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Chris M on March 4, 2008, 02:32 PM
Sorry for the big pics.  If a mod knows how to resize, let me know. 

This here is my little girl, Tinkerbell.  She follows me everywhere I go.  A lab/Staffordshire PB mix.  Wonderful, sweet and super smart dog.  She looks like one of those nasty, human slaying pitbulls doesn't she?


(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-4/701369/tink.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-4/701369/tink2.jpg)

(http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-4/701369/tink3.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: David on March 7, 2008, 10:06 PM
You may recognize my pet bearded dragon, Irwin, from when I snuck her in with my collection pics. Today I arrived home and found her dead. She very recently developed metabolic bone disease but she was seeming to take a turn for the better. It all happened very fast. I loved her very much, she was really like a kid so it is really hard to see her go.  :'(

Was laid to rest today. :-\
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 23, 2008, 02:20 AM
Today we made the difficult decision to put our beloved Rottweiler, Hannah, down because the pain she was in with her battle with bone cancer.  She was a great, loyal friend who could put a smile on my face even if I was having the worst day ever, just by looking at me and wagging her nub of a tail.  Some great things about her that I will never forget:

-How excited she got at meal time. (I swear if she could speak English she would tell people she never ate!)
-How she would bark whenever she heard a doorbell.
-How she scared the living **** out of the pizza delivery guy by getting to the front door before me.  (I think he jumped about 10 feet backwards)
-How loving and gentle she was with children...especially babies.
-How she would let you know you were not done petting her.
-How much she enjoyed our new yard for the last year of her life.

I will miss her greatly.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Ryan on October 23, 2008, 02:38 AM
Oh man, I'm reall sorry to here that Matt. She was a great dog and I really enjoyed watching her. Poor Baker is going to be all alone (not including Bailey and the other cat of course). :'(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on October 23, 2008, 03:35 AM
Sorry Matt...  My brother put his cat down the other day because of an illness they couldn't explain... 

We had a cat with bone cancer.  I hand fed him lunchmeat the last couple weeks of his life.  He was just in pain to touch him and had to be put down I recall...  It was the right thing to do even though it hurt.  I totally know how you're feeling...

I'm living with 4 cats and a dog right now.  It's a zoo but they're all important parts of the family.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on October 24, 2008, 01:01 PM
I'm sorry to hear about Hannah, Matt.  We've had to put down a dog before and it's a tough thing to do, even when you know it's the best thing for them.  It sounds like she had a loving home and had a good life -- what more could a dog ask for? :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 24, 2008, 03:34 PM
Thanks y'all....it's been a tough couple of days, but we are actually looking at adopting another Rottie from a rescue organization here in Colorado.  Hannah was sort of a rescue dog herself (if my wife did not take her from her previous owners when she purchased their house, she was going to have to go to a shelter), so we think it's a good way to honor her.

Her ashes came home yesterday along with a clay paw-print which we will put next to her brother Roscoe's.  I think in the spring, I'll bury her ashes in the yard in a spot where she liked to lay and then bark at anyone walking up the other side of the road behind us.   :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 10, 2008, 12:01 AM
Today we welcomed Tia, a rescued Rottweiler mix into our home.  Already she and Baker (our Malamute) have been playing and getting along well...and even our cat Bailey has hung out in our media room to watch football.  I knew they would get along, but I didn't realize it woud be in the first few hours!

We adopted her from Rottie Aid. (http://www.rottieaid.org)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: iFett on November 10, 2008, 12:16 AM
Congrats on the new dog Matt!  I wish you many years of slobber and long walks with her and your family!  I've grown up with dogs my entire life and it's very sad to let them go so I know how you feel about Hannah.   ;)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 16, 2009, 05:25 PM
Just because I don't think we can have enough dogs in the house.  Yesterday we brought home a new puppy!  She's a purebred rottweiler and was whelped 22 January.  She's a little ball of energy and curiosity always trying to check out her new big brother that 9 and a half year old Malamute, Baker and her 4 year old rottie/mix sister, Tia.

Needless to say I slept about two hours last night with trips out to the yard...and on the floor next to her crate since it was her first night away from her litter.

Life is awesome.   ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 23, 2009, 08:54 PM
(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/Cora5.jpg)

Here's a photo of our new Rottweiler.  So damn mennacing!   ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on March 23, 2009, 10:59 PM
Adorable is the word I was going to use.   :)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 24, 2009, 01:21 AM
Thanks Rob.  She is that and so much more.

Of course in six months she'll look completely different!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on March 24, 2009, 01:30 AM
How do you train/raise yours?

(http://www.no-pest.com/Rottweiler.jpg)

or

(http://www.officialrottweilerguide.com/Rottweiler_Pictures/Rottweiler8.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Ryan on March 24, 2009, 01:58 AM
Having met Matt's last two rotties, I'll go with the first picture. They were two of the sweetest dogs you could ever meet. :)

Very cute picture Matt. What's her name?
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 24, 2009, 09:10 PM
Her name's Cora and she's a cute scrappy girl.  Tia thinks she's a new toy that plays back!   ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Chris M on March 25, 2009, 10:58 AM
Matt, I just saw the picks of your dog.  She's beautiful.

Oh yeah, big, fun, well trained dogs kick ass!!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on April 19, 2009, 03:05 PM
Cora's now just over 12 weeks and I think she's doubled in size!  I'll have to get some of the updated pictures on my computer and show you.

She is also starting to fill out already....she's going to be a big, muscular girl!   ;D
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 16, 2009, 07:48 PM
Got some new pics of the "kids":

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/BakerCora1.jpg)

Who says old dogs can't make new friends?

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/Hiding.jpg)

Not a good enough hiding spot to avoid bath time!

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/AlmostGuradDogs.jpg)

Working on those guard dog skills!  (Cora needs more practice!)

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/Catissafe.jpg)

The only way Bailey will let Cora this close is through glass!

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/ThreeStooges.jpg)

Do you have any idea how tough it is to get three dogs to sit and look at a camera long enough to take a picture?!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 17, 2009, 10:17 AM
I have two cats and three rats.

Just wanted to get on here and advocate having rats as pets. My wife had them as a girl and wanted them now. I was somewhat indifferent because I had hamsters/gerbils as a kid and they weren't so much pets as "look ats". However, rats are defineately pets. They are friendly, have their own personalities, want your attention. They are really awesome.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Paul on May 17, 2009, 02:00 PM

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/Hiding.jpg)

Not a good enough hiding spot to avoid bath time!

It will be funny when she thinks that she is still small enough to hide under there.

Our boxer (who I miss dearly) would hide under the coffee table is she was in trouble as a puppy.  As she grew her perception of her size was a little off.  She would hit the table going full blast and knock everything off of it.  She finally trained us to stop putting things on the table.

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Phrubruh on May 17, 2009, 05:20 PM
Here I took some cat scans.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/2cat.gif)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/cat1.gif)

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 16, 2009, 03:11 AM
Time for some Updated pics since Cora's now just over 6 months old!  Amazing how much a puppy can change in that amount of time!

From this:

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/Cora8.jpg)

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/ThreeStooges2.jpg)

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/MenCoraReading.jpg)

To this:
(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/Cora6.jpg)

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/MenCoraSleeping.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on August 18, 2009, 02:48 PM
Shortly after our move, we noticed one of our dogs looking significantly inflated.  She had blown up...  She looked like she was about to burst.  We didn't know what was going on so we went to the emergency vet.

$200 worth of x-rays later, we found out that she'd gotten into a bag of dog food that we didn't realize was on the ground. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v104/nextseason/Dogs/Emme_X-Ray.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 18, 2009, 02:50 PM
Is she okay? I've seen that happen on some of the Animal Planet shows before.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on August 18, 2009, 02:51 PM
She's fine.  She threw up all day and had the runs into the next, but she's completely back to normal.  The other one was a little puffed up, but not as bad.  For all the trouble, at least we got this (now) amusing x-ray out of it.  You can see her stomach completely blown up with food.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 18, 2009, 08:41 PM
Glad to hear she's ok, Rob!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on August 18, 2009, 11:16 PM
My dog just had a six pound tumor removed in the last couple weeks.  She went from being fairly lethargic to acting like a puppy again.  Nothing serious, just fatty, and so she's runnin' around being a spoiled ******* now.

My cats are all hating the heat...  We're concerned on Tarkin's health right now, as he's getting older and he had what seemed like a disoriented/dizzy spell the other day, and our vet said it could be his kidneys.  So now I'm in a bit of a funk over that.  He's not seen the vet yet, but once the dog's settled here, we're going to be taking him.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on August 19, 2009, 02:54 AM
Jesse, I hope everything works out okay.

Glad to hear she's ok, Rob!

Thanks Matt.

For the record, if your (your as in, anyone's) dog over-eats it's probably a good idea to get them looked at.  Bad things can happen if the food hardens in their stomachs.  It can be very serious and even fatal.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on August 19, 2009, 05:25 AM
Indeed on overeating...  Especially with dogs.  They're instinct is sometimes to eat till they're ill because of food not being readily available to them, or so I hear.  Why cats don't do that, I don't know, but I've heard a lot of dogs will.  I think my lab would considering how she begs 24/7.

And thanks Rob...  I'm concerned.  If it's not one thing it's another it seems, and this is bothering me greatly.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on August 19, 2009, 09:16 AM
Rob - glad to hear that the pups are okay - those little rascals can get into a lot of trouble and cause a world of worry.

Jesse - sorry to hear about Tarkin.  I remember how hard it was when Hannah, my pug started getting older and things started going wrong with her little by little.  You worry over them and feel so bad for them.


When Hannah and her litter-mate Dudley were still quite small, my mom came to visit with Dudley.  I also had a black lab at the time who are gravy train.  We go to missing Dudley and found him buried deep inside the bag of Brownie's food.  We laughed and thought nothing of it and took the pups to a pet supply store.  My mom held the puppies in her lap on the short ride there.  Needless to say, Dudley started getting sick all over my mom and Hannah.  The thing is, when a dog eats Gravy Train dry, and then throws it back up, it makes gravy. :o
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on August 19, 2009, 04:23 PM
Sorry to hear about Tarkin. I have a 17 year old cat who is in really good health other than he has gotten skinny over the years. I dread the day that changes.

I wanted to name our younger cat Wilhuff but my wife wouldn't let me so now he's Grand Moff Howie. Needless to say she calls him just Howie.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on August 19, 2009, 05:12 PM
Wilhuff is a good one Nick, I like it.  I may borrow that for another cat someday.  I have Ozzel, Tarkin, Chaos, and Bob (female, but she doesn't have a tail, so she's "Bobcat" but we all call her Bob).  Then there's Yellow Dog.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Paul on August 19, 2009, 06:30 PM
Alright, we are in the new house, so it is time to bring something home to ruin the new carpet.... and here they are

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/Puppies-1.jpg)

More photos later, but 2 little Boxers.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on August 19, 2009, 06:52 PM
They are adorable!  I love boxers - have always heard great things about them - namely that they are nothing but big babies.  What are their names?
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on August 19, 2009, 08:05 PM
Holy crap Paul, that's awesome!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 19, 2009, 11:28 PM
Awww!  Boxers are great dogs!  Have fun with them!

Jesse,

Sorry to hear Tarkin's not doing so well.  Older cats do tend to develop kidney problems, but hopefully it can be treated easily with medication.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 29, 2010, 03:49 PM
Unless the vet says something we really aren't expecting to hear it looks like I'll be getting one of my rats euthanized tonight.

Rats are like little dogs which is cool, but they are like little dogs that only live three years which is not cool.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 18, 2010, 01:01 PM
Got another rat yesterday. His name is IG88 or Iggy for short (and my wife's sake).
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: iFett on October 18, 2010, 07:43 PM
Happy to hear you got another Rat Nick!  Ish though - closest I came were 2 hampsters I got when I was 10 or 11.  Those things went to town and I soon had an entire city of those suckers.  They always peed & poo'd in those clear hampster balls though.  Ruined the experience.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Crackbrick on October 18, 2010, 08:37 PM
3 cats.
Chase
Boomer
Dax

All insane.

CB
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Phrubruh on October 18, 2010, 09:13 PM
3 Cats - Humprey, Chicky, Jasper
1 Dog - Sydney
1 Hampster - Oreo
3 Kids
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on October 19, 2010, 11:11 AM
2 dogs
Lhasa Apso - Chewie
Schnoodle (schnauser/poodle) - Leia

 :P
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 19, 2010, 11:15 AM
3 rats: IG88, Lenny and Carl (all young males so I should have a year or so before health issues)
2 cats: Howie and Scamper (18 years old)

The rats chase the cats
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Phrubruh on October 19, 2010, 12:38 PM
3 rats: IG88, Lenny and Carl (all young males so I should have a year or so before health issues)
2 cats: Howie and Scamper (18 years old)

The rats chase the cats

That's just wrong.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob L on October 22, 2010, 12:31 PM
I used to have rats, they're amazing pets. Now I've got 2 Standard Poodles called Viggo (5) and Amy (8 months)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 4, 2011, 12:21 AM
Yesterday, we had to let our old boy Baker go.  He was old for an Alaskan Malamute (12 and a half years) but was always so playful and fun.  He was a true pack leader...we would take him to the dog park, and all the other dogs would follow him around, truly an amazing sight to see!

The past couple of days he could not make it up the stairs (he's had arthritis for a while but he could still get around), and then he just stopped eating.  Yesterday afternoon, you could just see him fading away, so we made the tough decision to take him to the vet and end his suffering.

I'm going to miss him.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Crackbrick on November 4, 2011, 08:10 AM
Sorry to hear.  Its amazing how attached you can get.  I had my one cat (Loomis) for 16 years before I had to put him to sleep.

cb
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on November 4, 2011, 10:22 AM
Sorry to hear that Matt.   :-[
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Chris M on November 4, 2011, 12:00 PM
Sorry to hear that.  Sucks when you loose a "member" of the family.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Captain Piet on November 5, 2011, 09:53 AM
I have a dog named Chewie.
Is it wrong that my wife's (last) name is Hahn?
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Ryan on November 6, 2011, 12:18 PM
Yesterday, we had to let our old boy Baker go.  He was old for an Alaskan Malamute (12 and a half years) but was always so playful and fun.  He was a true pack leader...we would take him to the dog park, and all the other dogs would follow him around, truly an amazing sight to see!

The past couple of days he could not make it up the stairs (he's had arthritis for a while but he could still get around), and then he just stopped eating.  Yesterday afternoon, you could just see him fading away, so we made the tough decision to take him to the vet and end his suffering.

I'm going to miss him.

I'm really sorry to hear that Matt. He was a great dog, I'll miss him too.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on December 8, 2011, 02:14 PM
I made this to post on Reddit... but thought it was worth a share here too.   This happened a few years ago, so I may have already posted it...

(http://i.imgur.com/PUrHh.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on December 8, 2011, 02:16 PM
Love the look on the bottom right dog's face. EXCELLENT!!!
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2011, 09:24 PM
So this isn't my pet, per se, but rather a story about my neighbor's pet.  I just thought this was a nice and maybe sorta positive "holiday" story kind of thing.

Anyway, so my neighbors have lived next to my family's property for years, since I was maybe 7 actually, so I've known them for a long time.  They have two cats, one of which they'd let roam during the day and the other one kept inside.  Don't ask why one roamed and one didn't...  I have no clue.

Anyway, the roamer was Eddie...  Eddie was pretty cool.  Dark brown and tan striping.  Pretty neat.  A long thick tail (short haired but his tail was like a giang pipe cleaner).  He was kind of bad but he'd come over and have some cat nip (grow my own) and he'd just hang out.  He'd bite if you didn't watch him but he was ok.

Anyway, one day, mid-June this year, he didn't come home when they called him...  On rare occassion, he wouldn't come home and would get locked out for the night, but it didn't happen often and he was always there next day.  Not this time though.

This time, he didn't come home the next day... or the next.  Or the next week, or the next month, and so on.

We assumed the worst ultimately...  My road's bad, there are neighbors around who will kill cats on sight, and if it's not those two man-made things, it's coyotes/other predators that will get the cats that roam.  For that reason I don't let any of mine roam anywhere but different strokes for different folks I guess.

Anyway, it sort of upset me that Eddie was gone...  They'd gotten him when I got Chaos and Tarkin (my oldest 2 cats) pretty much, and so the three grew up together when I'd tether mine out on the clothes line, and I was just used to Eddie and giving him some nip and stuff, watching him come trotting down the property line, or running out of the woods like a maniac.  He was a cool cat and I was bummed.

Well, flash forward about 6 months to this week...  My neighbor's son is home from France where he lives with his family, and they're walking up on the porch with his stuff after picking him up from the airport.  They see a cat on their backporch...  And upon closer inspection.  It's Eddie.

Yes.  Eddie was gone for 6 months somewhere, and then came home.

Which is great of course.  I've had a ******, well, year really, haha.  But this was a nice thing to brighten my year a little bit and right at the holidays.  :)  He's not my cat, but he's a cat I cared about, and he didn't deserve to die alone somewhere without his people to care for him.

But now...

Where has he been for 6 months?

Does he now Summer in Florida and only come back to visit relatives at the holidays?

Did he go on a roadtrip to White Castle?

Did he join Occupy Wall St.?

Was he performing covert ops overseas?

Was he part of SEAL Team Six?

Was he performing vigilante Dog Beatings?

Was he moderating debates?

If I could attach a camera to him, I'd really like to see where he went.

Personally, I'm theorizing he was picked up by someone local who thought he was a stray, and kept him.  He's pretty friendly (till he decides he's had enough), so he'd be easily caught and brought in.  Trapped easily with cat food too.  He apparantly doesn't look unhealthy or anything.

From what I've heard though, he's not wild about going out now, and when he is out he only wants to be near them and not wander the property line or go up into the woods and stuff. 

Still...  It's a nice thing to have him back.  I just hope he's not breaking the heart of another family that feel they've lost him at the holidays.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 14, 2012, 01:25 PM
Pain in the butt week. Two Mondays ago our one rat had a tumor removed in his leg. But it was wrapped around his nerve so he lost some use of the foot. He must have caught it on something because he started bleeding bad. We have him in a wrap and it's getting better/not bleeding quite as often, but now that it's healed some it looks like the bone is sticking out of his toe. Brought him to the vet yesterday and they took x rays. the last two bone is his one toe are gone. We and the vet are concerned he'll keep walking weird on it and ripping it open so we think we are going to have his leg removed. Pain in the butt.

We do have the best vet ever though. We've loved her ever since we started bringing our animals there.
$50 to verify tumor (office visit price)
About $500 to have tumor removed and sent in for analysis.
$0 for trip to vet hour and a half after they closed to look at bleeding. Vet tech was there, he left whenever they left, went home and made a leather booty for our rat.
$40 next morning but that was for needles and IV to give rat at home from.
$0 for visit yesterday to look at bone sticking out and x rays.
And $0 for the leg removal if we do it. She's just doing it as a part of the tumor surgery since it didn't work out as we had hoped.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Chris M on March 14, 2012, 10:12 PM
Dude, sorry to hear about that.


So my dog has a habit of jumping the fence if she doesn't get to come back in the house when SHE wants to. I look out back to see where she is and there is nothing in sight. I head out the garage door to get in the Jeep and go find her.

She offered to drive.
(http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo185/cmcmillan76/d2c01e72.jpg)


Apparently getting in is easier than getting out.
(http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo185/cmcmillan76/eafcafc7.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 15, 2012, 08:33 AM
That's pretty funny.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on March 28, 2012, 03:32 PM
My cat Tarkin passed away yesterday morning.  He'd been fighting cancer since last year.  He had a stroke, which put him into a coma, so it was like he died at home.  We took him and had him put down.  He's in the backyard near the wild catnip he loved.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 28, 2012, 03:38 PM
Sorry for your loss. I'm sure you have lots of good memories to keep with you about him.

Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on March 28, 2012, 03:41 PM
Sorry Jesse.   :(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on March 28, 2012, 08:23 PM
Thanks guys.  Yeah I have lots of memories of him.  He was my best friend for a long time, and in some way I'm glad it didn't drag on to where he was in pain and I had to make the decision not really knowing if he was comfortable or not.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 28, 2012, 11:55 PM
Really sorry to hear that Jesse.  At least he's not in any pain now.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: DSJ™ on March 29, 2012, 01:41 AM
Sorry to hear Jesse...   :(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on March 29, 2012, 06:48 AM
Sorry to hear that Jesse :(  I don't think people realize how much our pets mean to us and how much we mourn them when they are gone.  Sounds like you have a lot of great memories of Tarkin.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on March 29, 2012, 09:56 AM
Sorry to hear the news.   :(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: I Am Sith on March 29, 2012, 08:00 PM
Sorry to hear about Tarkin, Jesse.  I hope it ends up getting better as time passes...

On a personal note, I may be seaking out advice from you as our Great Dane, Buffy, is turning 10 in May.  It's going to be a really rough patch for the entire family when it's her time.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on March 29, 2012, 11:53 PM
Sorry to hear about Tarkin, Jesse.  I hope it ends up getting better as time passes...

On a personal note, I may be seaking out advice from you as our Great Dane, Buffy, is turning 10 in May.  It's going to be a really rough patch for the entire family when it's her time.

As someone who has had to put three dogs to sleep in the last 5 years, all i can say is they will let you know when it is time.

My advice is to not think about it today....just enjoy them being with you.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Ryan on March 30, 2012, 12:49 AM
I'm really sorry to hear about Tarkin, Jesse. He sounds like he was a great cat. Unfortunately I totally know your pain.

Yesterday we had to put down our 14 year old Aussie/Border Collie mix, Blizzard. He was my first dog. I know he was old and lived a good long life, but it really sucks to see him go. He died in my arms at the vet yesterday morning. I was a wreck all day.  :'(
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 30, 2012, 01:18 AM
He died in your arms?  Oh man, that must have been tough.  Sorry Ryan.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Ryan on March 30, 2012, 02:35 AM
He died in your arms?  Oh man, that must have been tough.  Sorry Ryan.

Yeah, I held him while they put the shot in. I hadn't cried so much in a really long time.

I held him in my lap the whole hour long car ride home the day we got him 14 years ago. And I used to pick him up and hold him all the time so I guess it was only fitting that I held him for his last adventure.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Tracy on March 30, 2012, 08:14 AM
Ryan - sorry to hear about Blizzard - it is so hard to lose a dog.  I held my pug Misty when the vet gave her the shot too.  It was hard but it was nice too - I didn't want her last moments to be in fear.  Instead - she was was cozy and happy.  Take comfort in the fact that you made it easier on him.  It will get better with time.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 10, 2012, 12:58 PM
Our one rat Lenny has been on drugs to help his breathing for about a month. Yesterday he was not eating and looking bad. At about 10 p.m. he was barely moving and when he did it was like he was bouncing around. So we made the trip to the emergency vet. By the time we were filling out the paperwork he died in his cage. Can't imagine suffocating to death. Poor guy. At least now he can play with his sisters that went before him.

Miss ya Lenny.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 11, 2012, 12:44 AM
Sorry to hear that, Nick.  From reading earlier posts, it's obvious how much you cared for him.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: P-Siddy on May 11, 2012, 11:03 AM
Sorry to hear about your loss, Nick.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on May 12, 2012, 01:03 AM
I'm sorry too Nick.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 14, 2012, 08:35 AM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: GrandMoffNick on June 1, 2012, 12:33 PM
My cat Scamper is 20 years old today. I've had him since he was a kitten.

I'm hoping for his birthday HE gets ME the gift of peeing in his litter box more than half the time again.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: iFett on June 1, 2012, 12:41 PM
Wow Nick!  Your cat has lived a long life   :)  Very cool

Wish I still had a pic somewhere in here of my pup Maggie when she was tiny.  She's going on 6 or 7 now and is having some hip problems...at home, but not on her walks.  Need to get that checked out me thinks.  She's an indoor dog and pretty much sleeps all day so I'm thinking she just lays on it too long.

Never thought she'd grow to be 125lb dog, but she's a great security system!! 
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: iFett on October 11, 2012, 10:54 AM
So my dog wound up tearing a ligiment in her knee a little while ago and took me time to find a vet through the shelter I got her at who wouldn't charge a ton of cash.  She's having surgery this morning and will be restricted to the lower level of my house for 6 weeks....and she has to wear the cone of shame.  Not sure how well that's going to fly but looking forward to her recovery.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Rob on October 11, 2012, 11:30 AM
Man... sorry to hear that.

One of mine got an ulcer on his eye this week... sounds worse than it is - some eye drops and an anti-infammatory and he's doing much better.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Chris M on October 11, 2012, 12:18 PM
Sorry to hear that.  My dog tore her ACL at the end of May and $2000 later, she's better.  It sucked because she is a really, really active dog and with some of the "cooler" days we've had lately have really bothered her. But all in all, she's moving around full throttle again.  Here she is when I picked her up from the vet.

(http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo185/cmcmillan76/f34fc8c8.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: iFett on October 12, 2012, 10:07 PM
Forgive my dirty carpet, but this will soon be replaced.  My dog lives in my lower level while I'm at work.

Here she is almost fresh out of surgery.  She cries.....and I have 6 weeks to put up with this.  Not complaining, but she hates the cone and so do I, but it's neccessary.

(http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee448/Wonka19841/PA110674.jpg)
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 23, 2012, 11:09 PM
This thread is full of memories. Some happy, some sad.

My new pets (cats) are a twin boy and girl, Rooster and Cricket. They were displaced as kittens after the tornado wiped out our town. Both are a complete pain in my ass, but I love 'em.
Title: Re: Do You Have Pets?
Post by: Jesse James on October 24, 2012, 01:19 AM
Very good of you to take them in Brad... 

I've got 3 feral kittens in my back yard that I'd LIKE to pick up and get fixed and re-release them.  I've got a neighbor bitching about it, but what am I gonna do ya know?  Their mother had them and they're not leaving because we feed a feral we did catch/release so she has steady food.  So they're sticking to what they know which is my shed out back.  I was set to tear it down this Summer and left it because of these 3 monkeys.  Wish I could catch them all at one time.

I'm worried I catch one or two and the third one freaks and leaves.
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Post by: Tracy on October 24, 2012, 06:24 AM
Jesse - you're so sweet.  We are in a different situation.  We live in a subdivision and our jackhole neighbor across the street has always let his cats run free.  The big male prefers to spend the last 8 years hanging out in the flowerbeds in our backyard killing birds and launching sneak attack the kids and the dog.  A couple of years ago a stray female came along and they have produced about 5 litters.  Guess where they like to live?  In everybody's yard but the owners.  They are all feral and nasty.  We spoke to our neighbor and they basically said they could give a crap about their cat - they only got it for the kids - and the kids are older and don't care anymore.  He said they put scraps out for the cats and he would be more than happy to put some anti-freeze in with them.  ::)  The first summer a litter appeared a few of us got traps from the animal shelter and got most of them - but they are like rats - they are everywhere and they are aggressive.  They get in our (and our neighbors) garages and one of the little dumbasses jumped on our nextdoor neighbors grill while he was grilling. It just pisses me off that people think it's okay to just let their cats roam free - but we take responsibilty with our dog and had him neutered and keep him in the house, fence or on leash.
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Post by: Angry Ewok on October 24, 2012, 07:44 AM
Grilled cat is a delicacy in some places.
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Post by: Tracy on October 24, 2012, 08:24 AM
Maybe I have finally hit on that great home-based business that I have been looking for.  I already have all of my start-up materials.
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Post by: Chris M on October 24, 2012, 09:17 AM
I say this with sense of sarcasm, a BB gun and small moving targets is a cheap alternative to a rifle range.  ;)
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Post by: iFett on October 27, 2012, 04:10 PM
So my dog got her stitches out today and the cone of shame came off.  Got an A+ from the vet so 4 more weeks of sustained walks and such...

Started nibbling on her incision a few hours ago so cone back on....She's not happy...and I'm not either.   >:(
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Post by: Scockery on October 27, 2012, 04:31 PM
My cat died last nite. Choked to death, I think. I heard a gag noise. He did get hairballs now and then, never had trouble passing them.  He seemed just finer hours earlier.

Had two older cats (16 and 15) die around this time last year, one I had the vet put down. I'm done with pets for awhile. I'm obviously not responsible enough to handle them and I can't take the loss.  :(
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on October 27, 2012, 09:22 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss.  I lost a cat about a month ago during the night.  She seemed a little strange the night before, and I planned on taking her in the next day, and she passed during the night.
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Post by: Jesse James on October 29, 2012, 12:40 AM
I'm sorry scockery, man that's tough.

He may have had an aneurism though too...  My cat some years ago collapsed and twitched making a gagging type sound and his eyes rolled back.  My brother tried clearing his throat as we thought he choked, and then my brother who was an EMT at the time did a type of CPR on him but he was gone.  We took him to the emergency pet hospital and they let us knwo he'd died of an aneurism and it was pretty much instantaneous.

Cats usually have a reflex to get hairballs up and don't choke on them, as I understand it.

Losing a pet sucks, and I really feel for you.  I was tearing up the other day about my cat I lost just recently.  I'm making a mold for a headstone for where I buried him and it was hard just to make the mold box without starting to lose it.
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Post by: Jesse James on June 11, 2013, 02:21 PM
Today I put down my cat Chaos. 

She was 16.  She'd spent almost half my life with me.  She was a beautiful calico, with peach, grey, and white fur.  She had one solid grey paw and for some reason she liked to use it as her weapon if she needed to.  She was so beautiful, when she was young my mother took her to walk in a pet parade and she won first place in it.  She had tons of personality, and always let you know if she was happy, or sad, or angry.

My father actually brought her home one day from work...  A week later, I went and got Tarkin who passed away a short time ago.  They're buried together in my back yard.  They liked to be tied out there and relax or play.  They're back where the wild catnip grows too, which they loved.  They were very close.

She had been losing weight...  When I took her to the vet, he said she had a liver disease older cats get, but we could maybe control it.  I tried, but it hasn't been a week even and her kidneys began shutting down over the weekend.  She stopped eating, and drinking then.  She spent last night with me in bed, looking out the window, yowling now and again looking at nothing outside that I could see.  She never did anything like that before.

She spent a few hours outside this morning.  It's where she wanted to be.  Then my family took her to the vet, brought her home, and buried her.  I have an Indiana Jones German I'm burying with her...  they'd been on the floor because things were a mess while I did work in the house, and this random pile of figures wound up there.  When I wasn't home on weekends, she would go into the room, and walk around with the Indy Germans in her mouth yowling and leaving a trail of just them to my bedroom and my collection room till I got home.  I'm going to leave her one under her stone I'm going to make her.

She was an amazing cat.  I'd never had one like her at all.
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Post by: Rob on June 11, 2013, 03:07 PM
Sorry Jesse.  :(
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Post by: Chris on June 11, 2013, 09:54 PM
Very sorry to hear that, Jesse. Sorry man.
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Post by: Tracy on June 11, 2013, 10:41 PM
So sorry to hear that Jesse. She sounded like an amazing girl  :'(
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Post by: Jesse James on June 11, 2013, 11:09 PM
Thank you, everyone.  I needed to express it tonight and didn't really have anyone I could do that with.  I knew this thread was a good place for me to remember her.  I appreciate your thoughts. :)
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on June 12, 2013, 07:12 AM
So sorry, man.  :(
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Post by: I Am Sith on June 12, 2013, 09:27 AM
Sorry Jesse.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on June 13, 2013, 05:21 PM
Sorry for your loss Jesse.
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Post by: P-Siddy on June 16, 2013, 10:37 PM
Wow.  Sorry to hear about your loss, Jesse.
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Post by: Jesse James on June 17, 2013, 02:02 AM
I want to first thank everyone again, for your kind words...  But unfortunately things have only gotten worse.

I worked this weekend to catch up on some things and was at my girlfriend's place, and was told Friday evening that earlier that day my family had to put my dog down as well.  Her name was Samantha, a Yellow Lab I'd had since shortly after my childhood dog (A black lab named Shena) had passed away.

Sam was older, much like Chaos...  She was very friendly, and big and yellow.  I sort of nicknamed her Yellow Dog after the dog from Funny Farm...  She never left the yard though, unless she was walking with you.  Otherwise she stayed put and was just a great companion, very obedient...  Never hunted though, haha.  My father hated that, but loved her tremendously.

The mail lady even was crying Friday when she stopped...  Sam was her favorite on the route.  I found out Friday evening, went to bed, and struggled through the rest of my weekend.  I'm honestly just emotionally drained at the moment, and exhausted.

Sam fell a couple times Friday...  She's been getting shakey, and the heat this year's really affected her for some reason, more than any year prior.  Friday she fell though, and was confused...  The vet said her eyesight was almost completely gone at this point, and she had a respiratory problem he couldn't fix on top of everything, and her quality of life just wasn't there now...  I'm just upset I wasn't home to help my poor parents dig her grave, as she was every bit theirs as she was mine, and it really was hard on them too.

I appreciate everyone's kind things and thoughts they've shared.  I needed to just think about them out loud, to help me deal with the losses.  Thanks everyone.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on June 17, 2013, 11:50 AM
So sorry, Jesse.    :'(
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Post by: Tracy on June 17, 2013, 02:58 PM
So sorry Jesse - that is really tough - especially after dealing with losing your cat. There is nothing quite as great as a good dog.   Making the decision to put them down is always heartbreaking :'(
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Post by: Jesse James on June 17, 2013, 07:53 PM
Just hard it all being at once...  or harder, I guess is what I mean.  It's a bit overwhelming...  That's how I feel at the moment is just overwhelmed.  :-\
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Post by: P-Siddy on June 17, 2013, 09:50 PM
Sorry to hear about your new loss, Jesse.  That is rough.
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Post by: Scockery on June 17, 2013, 10:36 PM
Very sad news. My sympathies.

The one cat I put down a year and half ago was a link to lost times, not all good, but places and people I'll never see again. I took her across country with me when I moved. I still remember her poking her head out the blinds of a second story Econo-Lodge motel room. I'd gone to get something to eat...I didn't tell the clerk I had a cat with me, but no one noticed. Heh.
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Post by: JesseVader08 on June 21, 2013, 07:20 PM
That is a hell of a rough stretch Jesse, I believe our pets are part of our families and it must have tough to lose 2 members so close like that.  My condolences. 
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Post by: I Am Sith on May 10, 2015, 01:14 PM
Had to put down our Great Dane, Buffy, yesterday after 13 years.  She was the only dog I ever owned and probably will be the last.  I don't think I could go through the last 3-4 months again with another dog.  It's just too hard.  For a big dog, she really did not have any major health issues.  It just ended up being her size that did her in.  The hips and knees just couldn't support her any more.  And considering that most Danes I've known or read about only live 7-9 years, she had a full life for sure.  I will definitely miss her...
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 10, 2015, 01:44 PM
Sorry to hear that.

That was an old Great Dane. Cool you got all those years.
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 10, 2015, 01:48 PM
Adopted two "male" rats from a Pocket Pet rescue group recently. We have had many rats but it never crossed our minds to question what the rescue said. When putting them away recently I asked my wife, "Why doesn't this one have testicles? Why is it so fat?" We now have 11 babies.
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Post by: Jesse James on May 10, 2015, 02:55 PM
Sorry about your dog IAS, and I know how that feeling is.  It can change though over time.  It never is easy though.
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Post by: Morgbug on May 10, 2015, 04:10 PM
Sorry to hear about Buffy, that sucks. 
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Post by: Matt_Fury on May 10, 2015, 05:09 PM
Sorry to hear that IAS.  We lost our dog, Tia to bone cancer a couple of months ago.  She was the perfect dog, and a rescue to boot!

I know how you feel about being conflicted about getting another dog, I hope you reconsider.  If tou don't get another dog, you will miss out on all the joy having a loving dog brings you as well.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on May 10, 2015, 05:09 PM
Adopted two "male" rats from a Pocket Pet rescue group recently. We have had many rats but it never crossed our minds to question what the rescue said. When putting them away recently I asked my wife, "Why doesn't this one have testicles? Why is it so fat?" We now have 11 babies.

I never heard of a rescue for rats before!
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Post by: iFett on May 10, 2015, 07:36 PM
Sorry to hear Sith.  Its been almost 2 years since I had to put my Maggie down.  She was a 120lb Golden Lab 7 years old.  Rescue pup from Hurricane Katrina - the entire litter was born here in MN.  She had hip issues as well.  It's still difficult without her but I think its finally time to get another and I truly believe she would be sad knowing that I didn't get another dog.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on May 11, 2015, 08:15 AM
So sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Rob on May 13, 2015, 04:34 PM
Sorry to hear about your Great Dane IAS. 

We had a scare these past two weeks with our older Boston, Emerson.  She got into a trash can while I was out of town (dog sitter left the bathroom door open, against instructions) and the dog ate a bunch of trash. 

She was distended and threw up a few times, but otherwise seemed okay and the dog sitter who didn't want to mention there were tampons in the trash can only told me that she may have eaten some paper towels.  So I waited until Wednesday when suddenly she was trying to take a crap and nothing came out.  Off to the vet, x-rays show possible blockage.  Next day she passes a tampon, I'm thinking everything is good now, but she's not eating and not getting her energy back.

Another x-ray shows another blockage, before you know it I'm at an emergency vet getting an ultrasound which shows a "linear foreign body" (fancy word for string) that is causing her small intestine to bunch up on itself.  The string is acting like a saw and they basically tell me that it's only a matter of time before it perforates her intestine and she dies (they felt like it was hours, not days).  On top of that there was a blockage of some sort in her stomach that wasn't moving into her GI tract (hence throwing up her food and then eventually not eating).

So the doctors insist that it's surgery or take her home to die.  She's 12, but I had to try.  She could live another four years if I'm lucky... so she had the surgery.  They removed a plastic thing from her stomach, cleaned out some hair ball, and then removed DENTAL FLOSS from her small intestine.  They had to remove a section of intestine that was too damaged to heal properly. 

That was May 1st.  I got her back the following Sunday and it's been dog infirmary at my house ever since.  She's had to come to work with me all of last week, has had diarrhea like you wouldn't believe, can't climb stairs or play or jump on anything, was on three prescriptions and a fancy bland diet.

This coming Friday she's able to ditch the cone and stop being kept in a crate whenever I'm not around to make sure she doesn't play with the other dog and rip her sutures.  She's also lost a little over two pounds - which for a 19 pound dog is a lot.  So once she's otherwise recovered I have to work on fattening her back up - that part I'm sure she'll love.

The price tag on this was completely insane - so I'm sharing this to tell you all to make sure your pets don't get into garbage.  Even if you think you're on top of this, it can be a total freaking disaster over something as simple as a door left open.  Also if you don't have pet insurance, I recommend that you at least consider it.  Even if it only covered half, it could have saved me thousands of dollars.

This is about two weeks ago, pre-surgery when she was miserable and doped up and not eating.
(http://i.imgur.com/v3woKwC.jpg)

This is the day I took her home from the animal hospital.
(http://i.imgur.com/dQCz35b.jpg)

Chilling at my office in her crate:
(http://i.imgur.com/AqTFYSD.jpg)

Sutures after about a week:
(http://i.imgur.com/AoUcxqV.jpg)

Starting to feel a little better:
(http://i.imgur.com/PAvIRwV.jpg)

And, appetite fully restored, back in the kitchen at my office hoping Sam drops some of the food that's going into his smoothie:
(http://i.imgur.com/DVNc4Vi.jpg)

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Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 13, 2015, 05:53 PM
Glad to hear she seems to be recovering. Just to piggyback on the warning. Many years ago my cat ate some thread and same thing it started cutting his intestines. My mom who had no money still found away to pay for surgery. Anyway since then I've been a freak about anything thread like not being accessible to my pets.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on May 13, 2015, 08:24 PM
Yes. Always remember this around Easter especially...  That plastic "grass" can be deadly. If you have pets, spring a little extra and get the paper variety.

Glad to hear your pooch is doing well. One question: was the dog-sitter a friend?
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Post by: Rob on May 13, 2015, 11:28 PM
Glad to hear your pooch is doing well. One question: was the dog-sitter a friend?

One of my wife's former students, nice girl and she's dog-sat for us before without incident.  She felt really awful that the dog had gotten sick, and I stopped giving her updates once I found out that it was going to require surgery.  The only reason I ever talked to her about it in the first place was because I needed to know what else was in that trash can.  After the first few days though when it got really serious, I just didn't tell her what was going on anymore, we didn't mention it on Facebook or anything so she wouldn't hear about it there too.

As awful as the whole thing is, she certainly didn't do anything malicious - it was a dumb accident that turned into a huge thing.  So I'm trying to keep her feeling even worse.
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Post by: Jesse James on May 14, 2015, 01:38 AM
Glad your dog's doing better Rob...  Geeze, so much going on with pets.

I'm currently trying to find a reliable method of edible anti-tick medication of some sort...  I deal with a feral cat group who I've largely caught/fixed (one wily one) and ticks are an ever-increasing issue here as it seems like Summers are longer/hotter and winter shorter.  Never had tick problems as a kid here, now it seems constant though.

2 let me remove them, but two don't let me near them...  So food seems to be the only way to get medicine into them at all.   ::)
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Post by: I Am Sith on May 14, 2015, 07:57 AM
Glad she's doing well Rob.  Our Dane got into the kitchen trash once she figured out how to open the cabinet, but never had to worry about her getting into the bathroom trash.  I don't think I've ever heard of that before.
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Post by: Tracy on June 12, 2015, 11:30 PM
Geez Rob - that's awful. Glad she's doing better - poor girl.
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Post by: Rob on June 14, 2015, 12:31 PM
Thanks Tracy (and everyone else).  She's doing really well at this point.  The only real issues are the diarrhea, which has been an ongoing issue for 6 weeks now (but seems to finally be starting to get better) and then her weight.  We can't really work on fattening her back up until she can shat normally. 
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Post by: Rob on March 14, 2016, 06:25 PM
Well we had to put down our younger Boston, Dante, on Saturday morning.  He was 12 and we got him at about 8 weeks old.  He'd been having lots of issues lately that we thought were related to ruptured discs in his neck but ended up culminating in really serious seizures on Friday night.  There are other symptoms that I'm not going to bother everyone with, but the basic course of action was to spend $1000 on short-term treatment and then another $1500 on an MRI that was nearly certain to show a brain tumor.  So we made the call.  The awful thing was that he'd been a month without pain symptoms in his neck and we thought he was close to being ready to get out of the crate and get on walks and all that good stuff so even though there were warning signs, we thought it was just a neck injury - so this really feels like it came out of nowhere. 

I have no idea how people handle this, but we're plodding along.  I'm gonna miss the hell out of the little guy.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-0/p296x100/10410791_10154083827187608_3348771032361044578_n.jpg?oh=d192b5016c6bd9389d83a15cf7234ba4&oe=57871AA8)
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Post by: GrandMoffNick on March 14, 2016, 07:18 PM
Sorry for your loss Rob
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Post by: I Am Sith on March 14, 2016, 08:09 PM
Sorry for your loss, Rob.  It's been almost a year since we put our Dane down and every once in a while I'll still come home and expect her to come plodding around the corner.  The first month or two are tough and then it gets better bit by bit...
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Post by: Jesse James on March 14, 2016, 10:12 PM
Sorry you had to put your dog down Rob.  I know that feeling all too well, and you just have to take your time.  Still think about so many pets I've had over the years. :(
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Post by: Tracy on March 14, 2016, 10:40 PM
Rob - so sorry to hear about Dante. Our pets are such a big part of our loves - and they leave a huge hole when they are gone.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on March 15, 2016, 01:22 AM
Sorry to hear that Rob.
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Post by: Rob on March 15, 2016, 12:52 PM
Thanks everyone.  I've found an all new level of sympathy for people who have had to go through this.  I always knew it would be awful, but I really had no idea how much so.  Since I'm feeling overly nostalgic this week, here's one more from back when he was about 5. 

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10400248_54886457607_3720846_n.jpg?oh=e7a64141af78d8076e8f6137029c97b0&oe=5792B9AF)
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on March 15, 2016, 01:05 PM
So sorry. 
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Post by: Dave on March 15, 2016, 02:50 PM
It'd be lot easier if dogs weren't so damn cute and endearing. 

Sorry to hear about your loss Rob.

My dog is turning 10 in April and has started that downhill slide that may take months or years to play out and has me thinking about her eventual departure from my family.
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Post by: JediJman on March 16, 2016, 06:52 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss Rob.  Anyone who has a pet knows that feeling.  Not quite the same as losing a family member, but about as close as you can get.  Hang in there.
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Post by: Nicklab on March 16, 2016, 10:06 PM
Very sorry to hear about Dante, Rob.  Things like this are never easy.  Try to focus on the good times, and know that when he was really hurting you were able to relieve that suffering with compassion and mercy.

We were just faced with a serious illness with one of our cats, George.  He developed a UT blockage and nearly died.  And it's agonizing when you're faced with these situations because you're thrust into the uncomfortable position of playing God with your pet.  After a serious surgery and a very significant vet bill, our George has come home.  But it also makes you think very seriously about getting pet insurance for when these things occur.
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Post by: Rob on March 17, 2016, 12:00 PM
Thanks guys.

Pet insurance is a definite for any pets we have in the future.  We've spent a fortune on our senior dogs this past year... I'd have to total it all up but it's probably a hair into five figures.  But I had it in my head that I could keep them around a few more years and it was worth it.  Between the surgery I detailed last year on the last page, two corneal debridements, the neck issues with Dante (that may have been brain tumor all along), the diarrhea with Emme... it's been constant.  Pills, extra walks, baby gates to prevent further injury, acupuncture, herbs, surgeries... I did everything I could imagine and after it was all said and done this happened, and the other one might be on her last legs.  I've already gotten a few recommendations for next go around, one of which was Trupanion... I'm told for $45 a month you get 90% coverage and it doesn't expire when they get old as long as you keep up on the payments.  If I'd had that, I'd have probably broken even in the long run, but the cost would have been spread out slowly over 12-13 years.  And, if it had been covered, I'd have just gotten the MRI to be sure before putting him down. 

Next time...
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Post by: Matt_Fury on March 18, 2016, 12:27 AM
I'd be wary of Pet insurance Rob...we have looked into it for our dogs from time to time and the coverage isn't very good at all.
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Post by: JediJman on March 18, 2016, 04:26 PM
I'd be wary of Pet insurance Rob...we have looked into it for our dogs from time to time and the coverage isn't very good at all.

I've heard that as well.  You might be better off just socking away what you would have paid in a savings account with the mindset that you can only use that money for pet care later on.
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Post by: Rob on March 19, 2016, 09:33 AM
Interesting, I've talked to 4 or 5 pet owners this week and all of them swear by theirs.  Thanks for the opinions though.  This isn't a problem for any time soon, I'll certainly dig deeper into it when that time comes - probably a few years from now.
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Post by: Rob on June 13, 2016, 11:52 AM
Well for the second time in 3 months I have some bad news...  Over the last 5 or so months or post-op Boston, Emerson, had been slowly deteriorating.  Her diarrhea was back with a vengeance, she was underweight no matter what I fed her, losing hair, tripping and falling, she wasn't able to get back up after lying down, cognitively she didn't seem all there... I think it was liver disease ultimately causing the symptoms this time around based on what I've been reading but we were treating her for diarrhea thinking if we could fix that we could at least fix a few of her issues.

Not to be all doom and gloom, but I also want to use this opportunity to encourage everyone to think twice about major surgery for older dogs.  At the time she was healthy and 12 and a half year old and I had less than an hour to make the decision, so I went for it.  But, since then it's been almost nothing but trouble, stress, time, and money trying to get her back to some semblance of normal, and no matter how many medicines, herbs, or treatments that I threw at it, it's just been a steady decline for a year. She's had flagyl, diagel, panicure, tylen powder, proviable, extra fiber in her diet, 3 other probiotics EN, ID, weekly B-12 injections, steamed rice, her regular food, the grain free version of it, various herbs from TCVM vets... and that's probably only half of what we tried. The other problem is that whenever you mess with her regimen, you have to wait 3 or 4 weeks to see if it's going to work. We just pumped so much medicine through her and none of it made a difference.

So, all of that and she was never able to gain weight, she had chronic diarrhea for 3 or 4 months after, which returned after about 3 short, good months last fall and has been a non-stop fight since late December. Her spine developed a curvature, presumably from adjusting her posture because of the abdominal surgery, which led to more weight on her front feet, which led to arthritis and stiffness and tripping and falling. She has Short Bowl Syndrome from having a section of her intestine removed which led to poor digestion and then she developed Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. The SIBO caused skin infections which led to bald spots and skin issues and may have contributed to her hearing loss. The malabsorption of nutrients associated with the diarrhea and stomach issues led to her losing strength and slowly getting weaker and less able to walk or get up once she's laid down. She stopped caring about anything other than food. I could go on, but you get the point. Post-surgery we poured so much time, effort, and money into getting her gut working properly and nothing did it. Until much more recently I'd been holding out hope that if I could just get her diarrhea fixed she'd absorb nutrients again and I could give her a normal senior life for a couple of years. I could handle the arthritis and the hearing loss, but when you add it all up it's just too much. So over the last few weeks we've been working through our last options and have finally decided that it was time to let her go.

So it's done.  We drove back up to northern Wisconsin Saturday and buried her with our other one, and for the first time since our second year of college we don't have dogs.  It's a weird and lonely feeling and I'm sure we'll get more eventually, but we're going to wait a little while.  The last year has been the not-fun part of having dogs, so we're going to take a little break.

(http://i.imgur.com/Gu4nJf8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Rd05gGr.jpg)
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Post by: P-Siddy on June 13, 2016, 12:32 PM
Sorry for your loss, Rob.  She's beautiful.
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on June 13, 2016, 12:36 PM
So sorry.
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Post by: JediJman on June 13, 2016, 03:35 PM
That sounds like a long, difficult road you've been on Rob.  Very sorry for your loss.  Its always hard losing a part of your family, but take some solace in knowing that her pain has ended, as has as all the stress and time and money you've been funneling into treatment. 
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Post by: Matt_Fury on June 13, 2016, 04:55 PM
Sorry for your loss, Rob.  Take some time to grieve, and when you're ready, there will be a dog just waiting to give you their love and devotion!
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Post by: Jesse James on June 13, 2016, 08:22 PM
I'm sorry Rob.  Know how hard it is, every time. :(
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Post by: Rob on June 14, 2016, 10:56 AM
Thanks guys.  I know it's life, and it sucks, and everyone with pet goes through it... it's just been tough having never done this and now having done it twice in 3 months.  That said, I know it'll get better over the next few days and weeks and while I think the last year has been stressful enough that we'll take at least a little time before getting a puppy, I'm pretty sure we'll get another one at some point in the next few months.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on June 14, 2016, 01:52 PM
I might be going through exactly the same thing you are Rob.  We took Cora in for emergency exploratory surgery today because an x-ray showed a mass on her spleen.  If it's benign, they'll remove the spleen and she'll live for a long while.  If it's malignant, they give her 1 - 3 months, and if it's spread to other organs they will euthanize her on the operating table today.

I may have said goodbye to my dog for the last time this morning.
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Post by: Rob on June 14, 2016, 01:57 PM
Sorry to hear that Matt, I really hope it's benign and you get some good news.  Let us know what happens.
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Post by: Brian on June 14, 2016, 02:44 PM
So sorry to hear about your loss Rob, and we'll keep you in our prayers as well Matt. We lost our dog of fourteen and a half years, two years ago this summer, and it is still difficult. We had a cancer situation as well, which makes it tough when you are considering their quality of life and everything. Thinking of both of you.
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Post by: Nicklab on June 14, 2016, 05:48 PM
Very sorry to hear about Emerson, Rob.  Things like this are never easy because our pets are part of our families.  They're there for us all the time, from the time we wake until we go to sleep at night.  And they even watch out for us when we sleep.  And because of that we need to give them our time as we grieve their passing.   So give them your time. 

Sorry to hear about your dog, too, Matt.  I hope she's okay.
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Post by: Jesse James on June 14, 2016, 09:02 PM
Sorry too Matt...  Geeze. :(  Love animals and again, know how hard this is.
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Post by: Diddly on June 14, 2016, 11:56 PM
Awful news, Rob and Matt, and I'm sorry to hear it. I feel like you made the best choice though, Rob, since it sounds like her last few months were rough.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on June 15, 2016, 01:18 AM
Turns out I was cancer in her intestines and spleen.  At least we were there to say goodbye.

(http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/MRCoulter/IMG_2015.jpg)
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Post by: Jesse James on June 15, 2016, 01:30 AM
I'm real sorry man.  You give em the best life you can as long as you can. :(
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Post by: Rob on June 15, 2016, 11:23 AM
Damn.  I was really hoping to pop in here and read better news.  I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear it Matt.   :-[
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Post by: P-Siddy on June 15, 2016, 02:57 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss, Matt.  :'(
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Post by: Tracy on June 17, 2016, 11:21 PM
Rob, I can't tell you how so sorry I am. I cannot imagine how hard it was having to go through that twice in such a short time period. Matt - was really hoping for better news. So sorry about Cora.
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Post by: McMetal on August 21, 2016, 09:02 PM
We lost our 13 year old pug Trixie on Friday.  :'(

She would have been 14 in October, was still going strong, albeit less active the past few years. It happened while we were on vacation with the whole family too. Huge bummer, but still the same time thankful she was with us and not locked up in a kennel several hundred miles away.

The kids were really sad at first but seem to have bounced back quickly, bless 'em. The wife and I are still pretty broken up about it though, we got her shortly after we moved in together and she was there for our wedding, two daughters, and survived two major surgeries along the way, including the emergency removal of her gallbladder. (We are still paying for that one)

Happy we got to enjoy her for as long as we did, trying to focus on that and not the end. Also helps we still have another dog Howie we rescued a couple of years back who is still going strong.

But yeah, most upset I've ever been over losing a pet. Just a fixture in our lives suddenly gone...

RIP girl.  :(
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Post by: Diddly on January 17, 2017, 01:14 AM
We had to say goodbye to our family dog Duke this past weekend. He was 13, and we were hoping to make it to his 14th birthday in May, or even better, the 14th anniversary of his adoption on July 3rd. But it wasn't meant to be.

He had developed hip problems over the last 2-3 years but he powered through them like a champ. His health really started to decline in late October, as he developed a growth on his back and went blind in his right eye. He was also yelping in pain from time to time, a very uncharacteristic trait. My mom took him to the vet, but the vet just wanted money for X-rays and other unnecessary junk. Around Thanksgiving the growth got bigger, and infected, so my mom took him to a different vet who immediately cut the growth out and confirmed it was cancerous. She gave us some pain pills and Duke was able to have one last Christmas and New Years celebration with the whole family, plus had a gnarly scar to show off. But over the last week he started getting even worse, wandering around, bumping into furniture, unable to be alone. More growths were popping up. Saturday morning he went out in the backyard and collapsed, and my parents made the call to put him to sleep. It was hard to see him those last 3 months, but he powered through it like a trooper, and his pain is finally gone.

He lived a damn good life for a dog... my mom walked him every single morning for about a decade, until he couldn't handle long walks anymore. Plus I walked him every afternoon in high school and when I was home from college, and when I would house sit later on. He had my grandpa's farm to run around on, with a tank to swim in. Plenty of squirrels and rabbits to chase, and he always got the leftover rib bones when we had BBQ.

Here (http://i.imgur.com/GSuf7pr.jpg) are some pics (http://i.imgur.com/ggidbCO.jpg) of Duke on his 13th adoption anniversary last July, and my favorite pic of the two of us circa 2008 (http://i.imgur.com/HoN3a3N.jpg), the only picture I was able to ever get of him looking directly into the camera.

I like to think he's found some of the other pets from this thread in Doggie Heaven and they're having discussions on their owners' Star Wars collections. :)
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Post by: Matt_Fury on January 17, 2017, 01:33 AM
So sorry to hear about Duke.  It's never easy to let them go even when you know it's the right decision.
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Post by: Rob on January 17, 2017, 11:31 AM
Sorry to hear it.  I learned how awful this stuff is last year.   :-\
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Post by: Dave on January 17, 2017, 11:38 AM
Sad to hear.

On a related note by wife gets choked up every time she see's the trailer for "A Dog's Purpose (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4y_h9xbyDE)". 

Our dog is turning 11 and is on the slow downhill slide and I think the thought of life without our dog is becoming more real to her.
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Post by: Nicklab on January 17, 2017, 01:54 PM
Sorry to hear that, Diddly.  Duke looked like a pretty awesome dog.  And that's a great picture.  Duke kind of reminds me of my old lab mix Pepper who we had when I was a kid.  And if Duke was as good a dog as Pepper, then you had a pretty awesome dog.
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Post by: JediJman on January 17, 2017, 02:17 PM
Sorry to hear that Diddly.   :(
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Post by: Matt_Fury on January 17, 2017, 05:55 PM
Sad to hear.

On a related note by wife gets choked up every time she see's the trailer for "A Dog's Purpose (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4y_h9xbyDE)". 

Our dog is turning 11 and is on the slow downhill slide and I think the thought of life without our dog is becoming more real to her.

If you don't get a tear in your eye after seeing that trailer, you have no soul!
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Post by: Diddly on January 18, 2017, 01:04 AM
Thanks guys. I had forgotten how bad it feels to lose a friend.

Nicklab, if Pepper enjoyed walking and sleeping and being around people as much as Duke did, then he was indeed awesome!
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Post by: Rob on January 23, 2017, 01:08 PM
I didn't want to switch gears too quickly in a thread that can be really fun and happy or really sad... but I've been meaning to share for a week or two.

After what was honestly a pretty awful year or so leading up to and going through the aftermath of losing both dogs, we waited about 6 months and got a new one in December.  We knew we wanted another Boston, so we spent a lot of time looking at breeders and pet rescues and all that kind of stuff and eventually found someone we really liked and trusted and got on their waiting list.  As much as I love the idea of rescuing one, I decided that I wanted as young a dog as possible to put as much time between what we just went through and the day we'll have to do it again.

So the breeder called us in late November and said they'd had a litter... we got our pick of a couple and chose this one based on her markings and flat little face.  Our last two were Dante and Emerson after Dante Alighieri and Ralph Waldo Emerson, so we stuck with the literary theme and named our new girl Poe after Edgar Allan Poe (Star Wars tie-in is a bonus).

She's a total riot, has perfect breed standard markings, and is amazingly smart and well behaved for not even being four months old yet.  She sits, stays, is pad trained... she already fetches... she sleeps through the night, almost never whines... I'm really impressed with her.  I could post 500 photos and videos, but to avoid boring everyone, here's three.  It was 60 degrees here on Saturday, so we got to open the window and even go outside for basically the first time in her life:

(http://i.imgur.com/TI7icGF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/a8sCn9C.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GOLKjA3.jpg)
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Post by: Dave on January 23, 2017, 01:41 PM
Very cute.  Congrats on the new addition.  Puppies are the best. 
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Post by: Diddly on January 23, 2017, 08:45 PM
She looks so sweet!
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Post by: Matt_Fury on January 24, 2017, 08:08 AM
That shot of her looking out the window is the best!  I have a picture of Colin with Cora looking out the window at the snow that I have framed and will keep forever!

It's amazing how a new puppy can heal your heart!
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Post by: Rob on January 24, 2017, 10:35 AM
That shot of her looking out the window is the best!  I have a picture of Colin with Cora looking out the window at the snow that I have framed and will keep forever!

It's amazing how a new puppy can heal your heart!

Yeah, I love the window shot, partially because it reminds me of when we moved to Chicago.  First day, as soon as my dogs found that they had a window with interesting things on the other side, this was what happened:

(http://i.imgur.com/v21subK.jpg)
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 24, 2017, 01:08 PM
He looks like the dog from that Disney short, Feast:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj1w6Ttr9vRAhVoJ8AKHWSEBisQtwIIGzAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3De4MYnCfDnYw&usg=AFQjCNHRps735lFebWX4ViQmbtc2JSouxQ (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj1w6Ttr9vRAhVoJ8AKHWSEBisQtwIIGzAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3De4MYnCfDnYw&usg=AFQjCNHRps735lFebWX4ViQmbtc2JSouxQ)

Super cute!
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Post by: Rob on January 24, 2017, 01:33 PM
She does!  She moves exactly like that too - you could tell Pixar used good reference for their animation - which you'd expect I suppose.

I thought it was going to be funny and silly...so we made the mistake of watching Feast for the first time right after we put our second Boston down in June.   it was, funny, but also so sweet and heart wrenching and heart warming that my wife and I basically cried our way through it. 
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Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 24, 2017, 02:23 PM
It definitely is all those things. 

My boy LOVES this one.  When I finally bite the bullet and get him a dog, it will probably be one of these.  They are very cute!
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Post by: Rob on January 24, 2017, 03:29 PM
This will be my third Boston now, and we've basically had one with the exception of 5 or 6 months since 2002.  Let me know if you have questions at any point.  I can talk all day about them. :)

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Post by: Rob on June 21, 2017, 12:40 PM
So Poe is close to grown up now... she's 8 and a half months old... and weighs about 9 pounds.  We're hoping she has a little more growing to do, but she's pretty awesome and being tiny gets her lots of attention.  We can't walk 10 feet in Chicago without someone stopping us to play with her.  Here's a photo from yesterday:

(http://i.imgur.com/9ANh4SA.jpg)
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Post by: Matt_Fury on June 21, 2017, 03:04 PM
Awesome Rob!
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Post by: Angry Ewok on June 21, 2017, 05:46 PM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15697389_1925801794319355_7697235064323795014_n.jpg?oh=8bb963f033079a24e3a071c2a0d891d2&oe=59E7F58F)

Pepper. She's a German Shepherd rescue, appx. four years old. Could probably make it as a therapy dog if I had the resources. She's a huge hit when we have Bible study at my place.
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Post by: Rob on September 21, 2017, 11:01 AM
Well for the second time in 3 years I just had a dog that needed its small intestine re-sectioned. 

Poe stopped eating on Saturday and then ate some on Sunday, then wouldn't eat again on Monday.  Instead of dental floss, this time it was some sort of weird abnormality on her intestine where there was a pocket where food was collecting and getting stuck.  They couldn't figure it out on the x-rays or ultrasound, so they did an exploratory surgery to find the problem.  They don't know if it was from an abscess or if it's a birth defect or what.  They're doing a biopsy which will come back in 7 to 10 days, but no one expects cancer given her age.

$4,200 later she's home and I'm doing dog rehab again, trying to keep her calm so she doesn't bust her stitches and so the re-sectioning doesn't leak.

The part that's killing me is that I didn't get pet insurance.  After the last time I thought long and hard about it, and asked a lot of people their opinions, and decided that since it wasn't likely to happen again, and since she was so young, I'd set aside $40 a month for her and then if we never had an issue I'd have a nice pile of cash sitting there when she was gone someday.  There's like $360 in it so far.  :-\

My advice is now officially that everyone should get the insurance.  It'll be interesting to see if that's an option for me after all this... I'm assuming it'll either be really expensive or at a minimum they won't cover her GI Tract. 

Ugh.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on September 21, 2017, 11:25 AM
So sorry to hear about Poe.  Hope the little guy gets better soon.
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Post by: Chris M on September 22, 2017, 06:30 AM
Damn Rob, sorry to hear about that.

I've thought the same thing about the insurance and when our cat and dog cross the rainbow bridge (15 years and 11 years respectively), we'll pick up some new ones and will most likely get insurance for them too.  Between the two animals we have now, I've done 3 UTIs ($5500) and two ACL surgerys ($5000).  Yeah, good investment.