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    31 posts, 20 voices, 1405 views, started Apr 8, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 by Victor Igumnov

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      This was originally a test post. Now our fabulous members hijacked this thread happy



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          Dori Chatterton wrote Aug 22, 2008
        • Here is my baby, Ms. Bogey....my husband(a golfer) named her :)   She’s our little girl, spoiled yes! but it’s okay she brings us so much love.



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          Greytdogz wrote Aug 22, 2008
        • We have 5 dogs, yes I said 5 dogs...
          4 greyhounds (retired racers) and a toy poodle. The dogs range in age from 15, 13, 11, 8, and 2. The toy poodle, Reggie, is the oldest and still going very strong.
          The 2 year old greyhound joined our family in March and is as busy as a 2 year old should be.
          Our greyhounds were and are my inspirations for my business, Greyt Inspirations (www.greytinspirations.com).
          My goal is to retire from my out of the home job, stay home with my “babies” (the dogs are now our babies as our kids are grown), and run Greyt Inspirations.
          Can you tell we love dogs? Especially Greyhounds!



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          Cindyn1210 wrote Aug 22, 2008
        • You guys should join www.therightbreed.com  It’s for animal lovers and it’s free!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 22, 2008
        • bless you for your love of greyhounds! I’ve known people involved in greyhound rescue and it takes a lot of love. The retired racers are very special and sometimes very damaged. You’ve done a wonderful thing!
          Cynthia



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          Sara Winsor wrote Aug 24, 2008
        • Here I am with my babies, Max and Cammie. They are the best dogs, their commands are in French of course and they travel with me everywhere. Talk about spoiled?

          They get picked up every Wednesday and Friday by Jake their bus driver :) and get dropped off at Elaine’s Animal Resort.

          For a day of running, jumping,swimming and laying around in the sun. Unitl 5:30pm when Jake picks them back up and brings them home.



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          Sheila Mitchell wrote Aug 27, 2008
        • This is my cat Simon, he is such a cool cat almost human if you ask me...he loves to cuddle, and he loves to give little kisses.

          Sheila~



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          Werebear wrote Aug 27, 2008
        • Here’s the rescue kitten the day we brought him home last Labor Day weekend:

          He’s still growing. He’s a Maine Coon, or a Maine Coon mix, so he’ll be a big boy. He’s Dear Husband’s special friend.



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          Werebear wrote Aug 27, 2008
        • Ack! Grabbed the wrong photo. This was him a month ago!

          He was 4 months when we got him:



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          Gina Medina wrote Sep 2, 2008
        • my baby boy Ozzy and his best friend Jack the chocolate lab



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 3, 2008
        • One of the girls is curious to see what Murphy the cat is up to. He’s obviously annoyed! The chickens sometimes won’t leave him alone.



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          Cheryl Phillips wrote Sep 3, 2008
        • My kids talked me into buying our now 12 month old cat (“Marie“) about 10 months ago. She’s a great cat but she has her “attitude” days. We spoil her and it shows! A few months ago my son found out that the cat his father bought(“Sam” who is now 10 months old and HUGE!) was going to the pound. My ex gets bored with wives, pets, cars....and so on.  ;)  So, my son Zach begged me to take Sam in. My arm was twisted sooo hard. Sam is like a dog...very huggable!!!



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          Sheila Mitchell wrote Sep 9, 2008
        • My dad sent this email to me this morning, thought I’d share...

          Remember that they can’t do a lot of things for themselves and that they
          depend on you to make their life a quality life!

                                      

          A PET‘S TEN COMMANDMENTS.........                                                        

           1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is      

           likely to be painful.                                                                    

           2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.                          

                          

           3. Place your trust in me.  It is crucial for my well-being.                

                          

           4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment.      

           You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.  

                          

           5. Talk to me.  Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand      

           your voice when speaking to me.                                            

                          

           6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.              

                            

           7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt      

           you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

                                              

           8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if    

           something might be bothering me.  Perhaps I’m not getting the right food,  

           I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.  

           9. Please take care of me when I grow old.  You too, will grow old.

                  

           10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please.  Never say you    

           can’t bear to watch.  Don’t make me face this alone.  Everything is easier  

           for me if you are there, because I love you so.

                                      

           ~Take a moment today to thank God for your pets.  Enjoy and take good care  

           of them.  Life would be a much duller, less joyful experience without      

           God’s critters.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 9, 2008
        • I have 4 babies! They have all been adopted & maybe for Christmas we will get another puppy for our dog to play with. ( She thinks she is a cat!) All 4 of them are extremely spoiled and loved! I think that’s the way it should be.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 9, 2008
        • werebear-

          My parents have a maine coon mix that is 28 pounds! He is also my Dad’s love! How big has your baby gotten?



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          Kelly McRaney wrote Sep 19, 2008
        • These are our babies.
          Lovey is the Maltese and she thinks she’s the queen.She also loves getting pretty and having her pic taken.
          Sassy is the cat, and Sassy can get in a bit of trouble! She also is very verbal for a cat, I have no idea what she is saying, but it doesn’t stop her.
          Elvis is the ” Chi WA WA “...and he is the KING! Elvis is actually my mothers dog, but Elvis thinks he belongs to everyone, and we dont mind one bit.
          I love my guys!!!



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          Sheila Mitchell wrote Sep 22, 2008
        • This is the newest addition to our family.
          His name is Oakley...We adopted him yesterday from an animal shelter.  



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 27, 2008
        • I just went to the yard and saw that one of my “girls” just hatched some babies. This chicken has been with me since she was an egg! This is her second hatch. She’s survived 2 wild dog attacks and she walks with a limp. The babies are only a day or so old.



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          Sasalolo wrote Sep 27, 2008
        • Luvin40, I love the photos of your babies.  I think your dog is a little jealous he or she can’t hang in the blinds like the cats!



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          Kwalton429 wrote Sep 27, 2008
        • I LOVE ANIMALS!  I have an 11 year old Akita, named Winnie (as in Winnie the Pooh) who is 115lbs.  I’ve included photos of her daughter (Shadow - 7 yrs) and son (Panda 7 yrs).   They get along well and have playdates every now and then.



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          Peejay64 wrote Sep 27, 2008
        • While I do have two sons, these are my other “babies“...they‘re 10 & 12 years old.  I am trying to convince my husband to add another 4 legged creature to our family, an adorable chihuahua-pomeranian mix.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 29, 2008
        • sasalolo- thanks! My puppy does jump on my kitchen table on occasion though along with the cats. She thinks she should be able to do everything they do! (Not that the cats need to be  on it either!) Drives me crazy! I’m waiting for my table to collapse one day. I would not be surprised if I did find her hanging in my blinds!



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Oct 3, 2008
        • Well I have been looking at shelters to adopt a cat for the last three days. Of course I had the feeling of wanting to take every single one of them home, but not one in particular that said “TAKE ME!“. So I went to my local Petsmart yesterday to see what cats our Humane Society have there & I found THE ONE! He is an adorable 7 month old grey and white kitty. His name is Perry. (that will have to change!) This is my problem though. While I was there, the girl from the Humane Society got a phone call and when she came back she had this surprised look on her face and told me that the cats are not $75 anymore. They had called her to tell her to change the price to $37.50. Great for me!!!!!!! What is not great for me (or maybe it is) is that they are also now adopt one and get one for free! They are desperate to adopt out these animals.  My little Perry is on hold for me until I get there this morning and I have been tossing and turning all night trying to decide if I am going to take the free cat. I already have 3 (now 4 with Perry) & one dog. I have owned four cats in the past but never five at one time. I guess one more won’t hurt at this point right? I don’t know what to do! I don’t want to start going overboard. HELP!



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Oct 9, 2008
        • STORY I READ AND WANTED TO SHARE

          A Dogs Purpose (In The Eyes Of A 6 Year Old)

                

              Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

              I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

              As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

              The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

              The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ‘I know why.’

              Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation.

              He said, ‘People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life—like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?’ The six-year-old continued, ‘Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.’

              Live simply.

              Love generously.

              Care deeply.

              Speak kindly.

              Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

              When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

              Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

              Take naps.

              Stretch before rising.

              Run, romp, and play daily.

              Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

              Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

              On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

              On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

              When you‘re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

              Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

              Be loyal.

              Never pretend to be something you‘re not.

              If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

              When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

              ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 9, 2008
        • Cynthia, I want to see peep pix!! Get those little balls of fuzz on here!



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          Sasalolo wrote Oct 9, 2008
        • This is my baby, Indy.  He just turned 7 yrs old this week. His favorite toy is a stuffed animal called Baby the Elephant. He’s had her since he was four months old.



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          Lightbringer wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Yes, I love my furry-faced kids.  Jake is 10 and Zack is 1.  They are becoming best buds.  Jake isn’t jealous; he is so mild and his feeling easily hurt.  Zack is zealous, full of mischief, and bounces back no matter what.  Sooo much fun.

          Cindy



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          Kelly McRaney wrote Oct 13, 2008
        • These guys are
          Beautiful!!!



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