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Here are my puddy-tats

this one is Kitty


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And this one is Nini

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Grant, oops. I moved your cat pics to your own thread... so you could put pictures of all your 'children' in here. I accidentally deleted the first attachment. Can you put it back in? If not, e mail the pic to me and I will add it, since I can edit posts in here.

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Kitty looks like my oldest cat, Midnight... or BooBear. We call him both names. Anyway... Kitty is a very nice looking cat.

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She's beautiful, but very shy... She kind of keeps to herself, but if I go, pick her up and bring her into the bedroom while we sleep she spends the whole night digging her claws into my skin, trying to get a comfortable position. Actually, she is my wife's sister's cat (though she lives with us), but the only person she's ever felt comfortable with is me... go figure.

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That's so sweet. I love cats that like being close to their owners.
My cats ARE my kids, and I love having them with us. When they aren't sleeping in the room with us, I wake up and know that they aren't there. It's just another comfort that animals bring to us.


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It's like our dogs... their love is unconditional, and it feels great to wake up to a wet tongue on your face.... actually, no, it's awful, but I like it anyway

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LMAO That's too funny. Okay Grant, repeat after me....

"It's okay to love your pets... but it's not okay to LOOOOOOOOVE your pets!"

That's a good line from a movie... do you know the title?


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kind've sounds familiar... but I have no idea to be honest

Our dalmation baby used to sleep in our bed every night (especially in winter)... and we usually have the black dog in with us on the floor. Sometimes the Samoid too, since he wont bark if he's in the room. We love them to death. Usually when the black dog wakes up in the morning she'll come up to us and lick our faces or feet... My wife also taught all our dogs how to hug.

btw, our Dalmation has Chronic hepatitis... we just found out last week, and she's looking okay, but not too good. We take her to the vet everyday to be put on a drip for a few hours, and give her some injections everynight... this morning she smelt some food we were eating in the car, and my wife said that's a good sign that she's hungry, but I wont stay too optimistic - she's 11, I can't expect her to live forever. I'm too worried to have confidence


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Oh Grant... I'm so sorry to hear that about your Dal. That's hard to go through. Pets are the hardest to lose, because of the unconditional love that they give you throughout the years.

That line was from the movie, "Cats and Dogs"


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Oh I like that movie... don't remember the line though

She seems to be getting better... and she started eating a little yesterday, and can drink ok...

She's a fighter, she's gotten very sick a few times, but always recovers when other dogs can't... she's almost like a super dog.


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That's really good to hear that. Keep getting fluids and food in her. That's really important. Especially water...

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Oh, I guess she'll have to lay off the cocacola for a while Yeah, yesterday she drunk LOTS of water when we got home... and didn't throw up. We also fed her some chicken something ... well, i'm not sure what it is but my wife says it's healthy and the vet suggested it. No oil is the big thing though, so far so good... she's got color back, and she can walk up and down the stairs by herself without falling down. Still a little dizzy though, but once she starts eating properly again, she'll be lots better

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That's good to hear... getting her strength back is paramount. Keeping taking care of that little girl of yours, food, water.... and LOTS of love.

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She was so cute this morning, when I took her out she knew exactly where she was off to... she walked through the bedroom door, through the main door, to the door that leads to the stairs, down the stairs around the house and to the car and she didn't have to look back at daddy to find out where she was going... She's one of the smartests dogs I've had she does everything right. Oh, and she can break a can open with her teeth and eat the food inside, we found one day we went out.

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She seems to be getting better... and she started eating a little yesterday, and can drink ok...

She's a fighter, she's gotten very sick a few times, but always recovers when other dogs can't... she's almost like a super dog.


gabo ... it sounds to me like she isn't "almost like" a super-dog ... it sounds to me like she IS a super dog. And you know how a canine gets to be one of them there super dogs don't you ? It is by being fortunate enough to have a super home and super caring pet-parents !

Will send up some extra's for you and your Dal-baby's continued well being as St. Francis' Feast Day approaches ( Oct 4 ).


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What's that feast for?? sounds friendly

She's pretty damn good, yeah. She used to be a show dog, and won lots of awards (we didn't get them, her exowners kept them and threw her away ) She always sits so perfectly straight, and likes to be patted for hours, if you stop, she wonders whether or not you're dead.


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What's that feast for?? sounds friendly

The October 4 Feast Day I referred to celebrates St. Francis of Assisi. He is considered by Christians to be the patron Saint of all animals and the enviroment. On or around October 4th, many churches have a special "Blessing of the Animals".

You can just search on "St. Francis of Assisi" for some info. An example is this following site which happens to be a Catholic one but explains some:

http://www.americancatholic.org/Fea...cis/default.asp

In my opinion the animal blessing is a nice custom and certainly an opportunity for animals and those who love them to gather together and share.

No offense is or was intended by the religious reference.


She's pretty damn good, yeah. She used to be a show dog, and won lots of awards (we didn't get them, her exowners kept them and threw her away )


Jerks !


She always sits so perfectly straight, and likes to be patted for hours, if you stop, she wonders whether or not you're dead.

I know exactly what you mean. I have personal experience with the why-did-you-stop-petting-me
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no offence taken, but it's nice of you to say that to be honest

I think such a custom is nice, if you're religious or not, since it does promote respect for animals. I'd probably join if I were in the US, and also had some free time.

Update on my dalmation: to me she seems to be getting worse, she started throwing up food again, so is getting even more weak... but last night she kept jumping onto the bed and resting for a while, then getting off the bed, then getting back on the bed... it's nice she can climb up onto the bed, but I didn't have a good night sleep

Also, this morning, my wife found a ball on a shelf... she dropped it on the floor and my baby stood up, picked it up with her mouth and brought it to me. Was so cute... (almost too cute )


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no offence taken, but it's nice of you to say that to be honest

I think such a custom is nice, if you're religious or not, since it does promote respect for animals. I'd probably join if I were in the US, and also had some free time.

Update on my dalmation: to me she seems to be getting worse, she started throwing up food again, so is getting even more weak... but last night she kept jumping onto the bed and resting for a while, then getting off the bed, then getting back on the bed... it's nice she can climb up onto the bed, but I didn't have a good night sleep

Also, this morning, my wife found a ball on a shelf... she dropped it on the floor and my baby stood up, picked it up with her mouth and brought it to me. Was so cute... (almost too cute )


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no offence taken, but it's nice of you to say that to be honest

I think such a custom is nice, if you're religious or not, since it does promote respect for animals. I'd probably join if I were in the US, and also had some free time.
I'm going with my pet to an animal blessing service on Saturday morning. Will add a special request for you and yours ... especially your Dal-baby

Update on my dalmation: to me she seems to be getting worse, she started throwing up food again, so is getting even more weak... but last night she kept jumping onto the bed and resting for a while, then getting off the bed, then getting back on the bed... it's nice she can climb up onto the bed, but I didn't have a good night sleep



SDRVT will know more about these things than I.

But ... do watch that vomiting as animals can dehydrate so very quickly. I know they ( vets) can help keep them hydrated and supplement fluids by introducing some under their skin.

That nighttime restlessness ( in my experience ) can be a sign of some physical discomfort or possibly a side effect of any meds she's on. Be sure to let the vet know.


Also, this morning, my wife found a ball on a shelf... she dropped it on the floor and my baby stood up, picked it up with her mouth and brought it to me. Was so cute... (almost too cute )

Dal-baby sure sounds like a real jewel, gabo. Enjoy every single moment. How lucky you are to have found each other.



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Cocoa (my dalmation baby) died last night, around 9:40

She went into a coma early in the afternoon, but was still a little responsive. My wife insisted we take her home from the vet. We spent the whole evening patting her and telling her we loved her until she passed away.

I don't know how she did it but she looked at both of us before she died.


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no offence taken, but it's nice of you to say that to be honest

I think such a custom is nice, if you're religious or not, since it does promote respect for animals. I'd probably join if I were in the US, and also had some free time.


Perhaps you will start a similar custom/practice in your country someday
I admit that recently, at my vets suggestion, I have been exploring resources other than conventional western medicine for my pets. Studies have found that a combination of protocols can be very beneficial.
It is, however, somewhat difficult to find qualified, honest and true practicioners of Chinese medicine here. If I look up "herbalist" I get a health food store I think perhaps you would be more successful in your country ?

Again, no offense intended but if you choose, this folowing link is t a page that contains a "do-it-yourself" animal blessing as well as a prayer for a sick animal.

http://www.americancatholic.org/Fea...ncis/animal.asp

In any case, yours and the pets of all here will be included in my thoughts.


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Grant, I am so sorry for your loss. She sounded like a wonderful dog. It is great that she found such a loving home with you after her career was over.

Your kitties are soo cute. My Himalayan had to be banned from the bedroom because he snores like a huge bear.


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Thank you, we are doing just fine now... though we still miss her.

your himalayan sounds so cute. My Samoid snores like you wouldn't believe, but he can still sleep in the room... so I can hear him snoring... so very cute when he does it. So snoring doesn't get you banished from the bedroom in my household!


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Once we got our dogs these little chew ... i think it's cow skin or something, but they're bone shaped things they chew on. We got each dog 1... We went out and when we can back, we found Cocoa in the corner of the room guarding 4 of these chew toy things... with a "what did I do wrong" face. She was so cute (and so so bad)... we watched her do it once... she waited for other dogs to ignore their toys, she watched them very intently... then when their back is turned... pow! she got it and put it with her "stash"

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Michu (mechew) my kitty , heck he is 16 pounds he is a cat, stole a stuffed pig from my bed. He used to run around the house with him. He would also belly flop from his 6' tall cat tree onto my waterbed. He would keep his back legs out in a T. So, funny! He loves my kids, but he scares the heck out of other cats. He is not aggressive, but he stares them down. I think it is because he is such a big boy.

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Argh! My kid posted it before I could ask for a story about your cats. The kitties need some representation here too. Are your kitties big or small-hard to tell from pictures.

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they're not very big, but they're not tiny either... so to answer: I'm not sure

Nini, she's so cute, she can be used any way you want and she wont complain or run away... sometimes we pick her up and pretend she's dancing or something and she just sits there and takes it... then when you're done she'll come climb up ontop of you again, forgetting all about it. She sometimes plays with our dogs... one of our dogs loves to play with her (though he's big and she's so small) she doesn't mind playing with them, usually, but she doesn't like having her butt sniffed....

Kitty is very withdrawn for some reason... she's scared of everything and doesn't like to be around people too much. But she is pretty jealous of nini, so we try to include her in lots of things. One day I realised I hadn't seen her for 2 days, and I went looking for her, a little worried... I found her hiding inside one of our lounges... she was just sleeping there, and didn't feel like coming out... *shakes head* silly puddy. When she does come out, she is cute... but when she wants to sleep on your lap or tummy or something, she always ALWAYS sticks her claws into you for about an hour (to make you tender, I guess) then decides "okay, I can sleep now" ... grrrr...


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