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Old 04-19-2003, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to restart the thread about pets. What kind of pets do you have?

There are two rescued greyhounds who have taken over my house and trained me to provide them with food and water.
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Location: Beautiful British Columbia
we bought a horse just before xmas.

arabian gelding,13yrs old,his name is Legacy.

great with the kids too.the prick don't like me much,but the previous guy used to whip him lots.so i'll go slow and easy on him.
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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One cat. A very spoiled orange tiger named Skye.
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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none, unfortunately. hedgehog died a couple months back, as did our strangely long-lived fish. a cat would be great to have. which brings something else up:

what is everyone's ideal pet and why?
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Three cockatiels. My daughter was into bird breeding for a while. So we got the first hatchling (a male), followed about a year later by 2 white females.

Over the years, we have had dogs, cats, fish, and a variety of birds.
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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One really old cat, one big fat cat, and one small younger cat. Used to have a dog, but he's in doggy heaven now.

I'd love to have a monkey.. A friend who's visiting the States from Portugal told me that in the less populated areas, people just let monkeys come stay at their house and take them in as pets.

Either that or an African Grey Parrot,, one of the smartest animals. Except It'd be a lot of responsibility. And the chances of it outsmarting you and killing you while you sleep are better. Good thing is the damned birds live so long. It'd probably outlive me.
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Lets see... I have two cats, one black named Eclipse, one calico named Patches. My ideal pet... my friend's dead chocolate lab (obviously not dead, ideally). She accuses me of only liking her dog because she (the dog, not my friend) would run up to me and roll over so I could scratch her belly as soon as I walked into the house, and was just a great dog in general. Maybe I'll get a chocolate lab when I get my own place, who knows.
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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We took in my grandparents dog when they died. It's a German Shepard/Rottweiler mix.

We also have 2 cats, both of which were strays we took in. One is 7-10 years, the other is younger 1-3 years.

All very friendly, but the older cat has moods.
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a German Shorthair Pointer that we got through Rescue and two cats, but not by my choice. My Dog is great, very smart!
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Two cats and a dog.

Cat 1: 5 years old, prima donna bitch par excellence. Will draw blood as soon as look at you, unless she wants something from you.

Cat 2: 2 year old fat female. Generally agreeable, though greedy

Dog: 1 year old lab/chow/collie mix, mostly black. Sweetest, mellowest girl you ever saw. Currently having issues with submissive urination (which is fun when guests come over), but apart from that, very little trouble.
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Old 04-19-2003, 05:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I've got one little critter, a silver shaded persian. Normally these cats have those flat ugly faces, they look like E.T.. This one didn't though, so we named him Elliot. He's 16 years old, and dying of liver failure .
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Old 04-19-2003, 06:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What pets do you have or have had? Anything really different?


My last pets were two greyhounds off the track, but the ex has them.

Before that, I had two cats we adopted. They came out of a "cat lady's" house and later developed FIV (feline AIDS) and one, Feline leukemia. Remarkably, we had those cats for 10 and 12 years (Nikki will tell you how amazing this is).

Aside from some other beloved cats and dogs, my most unusual pet was a rat I got in college. One of my roomies had a sister in highschool and she kidnapped this lab rat they were going to kill. They suspected her, so she hid the rat in our dorm apartment. This guy didn't want it, so I got it. His name was Vern and he turned out to be a great pet. He would run about and poke his nose in everything and he never bit.

My mom freaked out when I brought him home for the summer, but she got used to him. After a while she could even pet him. I finally had to have him put down when he got a brain tumor. He was a great pet for 2 1/2 years. I just threw his cage away during my last move
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Old 04-19-2003, 07:15 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Dogs...always. I have never had anything but dogs. Oh wait, I did have a hamster when I was 8 that bit my finger and upon yanking my hand away while it still clinging to my finger I "threw" it across the room...it was an accident! It died the next day...My Papa used to tease me that it died from biting me! No wonder I stuck with dogs!

I am a dog lover. Had 2 Husky / Shephard mixes. One lived for 17 years and the other my ex still has, she is 10. Also a little Terrier / Maltese mix who lived until one week past her 17th birthday. Must be something in the number 17?
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Old 04-19-2003, 07:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 04-19-2003, 07:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 04-19-2003, 07:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Two cats, Spot and Dot, who allow me to live in their house and take care of them. and a cover hogging dashound that thinks she's a mastiff, named Raven.
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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here's old Sham with Tiger Lilly resting her head.
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
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We are nuts on basenjis. At any one time, there are up to seven here, counting fosters and the ones we own.
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:47 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I have a full blown AKC paperd English Bulldog named Tripoli. I love him to death, he is about 4 years old
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Old 04-19-2003, 08:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Baby - 7.5 year old short hair black cat with white patch on her chest
Sonny - 6 year old fluffy orange tabby (actually tan) fixed male
Mikki - 6 year old fluffy grey tabby/calico spayed female

Lucy - 7 year old golden retriever/irish setter/spaniel female

3 big goldfish, 1 angel fish, 2 alge eaters - no names, what would be the point?
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:02 PM   #21 (permalink)
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One wobbly, chunky cat named Scooter, who is identically colored to my dog who died back in August '01. It's freaky. He can be really annoying sometimes, but he's cool anyway.
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I had a parrot as a kid. It flew away

I had a cuuuute Rabbit too. A cat ate it

I am now afraid to have any pet....
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Old 04-19-2003, 09:53 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Two Iguanas Spike and Vicious.
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Old 04-19-2003, 10:06 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Cat named Sasha and a fish named...uh...well, I guess I never named it. But it sits there in my room and hangs out. I want to get a huskie at some point though. Love those things.
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Old 04-20-2003, 01:23 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Two Sugar Gliders, Ezri and Shiva. Mischevious little critters, but cute & snuggly as well.
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Old 04-20-2003, 02:03 AM   #26 (permalink)
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i officially have two cats named fuzz bucket and spud, respectively, as well as a dog named jack. the cats are regular ol' american tabbies, and the dog is a half black lab half greyhound mix and cuter than a bug's ear. i also unofficially have a small grey cat named marissa who is really my roommate's but spends all her time with me. i also had 16 goldfish, but a heron ate them all so we have to buy new ones.
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Old 04-20-2003, 05:56 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Old 04-20-2003, 06:32 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 04-20-2003, 06:41 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I have not had a good history with pets. I once had a goldfish that disappeared. My parents thought that I found it dead and flushed it. They figured that I was so distraught that I didn't mention it. About 6 months later my mom found a dried out goldfish behind one of her cookbooks. Apparently,it had committed suicide. A few years later my sister and I both had hamsters. Once morning, we woke up and found them both dead. It looked as though one ate the other one and then died. We had fed them regularly. It didn't make much sense. Now, my wife and I have a airdale terrier/chow/husky mix. He's great.
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Old 04-20-2003, 06:52 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Cat #1...Larry
Cat#2....Lucy
Fish........Red


Had a great dog, a Newfoundland, Pearl, that recently developed bone cancer and had to be put down. I guess the one thing about having a pet that I hate. They become one of your family, but just don't last long enough.
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Old 04-20-2003, 07:47 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Three cats, two fish tanks, and one corn snake
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Old 04-20-2003, 07:58 AM   #32 (permalink)
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up until last summer, we had two keeshonds: Hamlet and Dream. Dream is no longer alive.

So there's Hamlet and four cats: Ivy, Isabell, Java, and Perl.

There are fish in the tank and koi in the pond.
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Old 04-20-2003, 08:06 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I had a couple of rats for awhile, Trinity and Finoa. They were pretty cool but I got tired of cleaning their cage and they really weren't a very big hit with the ladies.

Now I have a cat named Scratchy McBitey. He likes to scratch me and then bite me. He is a good cat though.
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Old 04-20-2003, 08:10 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I have a big, fat, lazy cat. But he's really a good kitty
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Old 04-20-2003, 08:17 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I had two goldfish when I was a kid. Avenger and Destroyer. They did not live up to their names and lasted about a month. End of pets for me.
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Old 04-21-2003, 05:28 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I have two Black Collared lizards, a female named Lilly (if anyone cares to see her goto http://nand.net/adep/z/Picture%20012.jpg)
that is very, very hyper but sweet. she will ride on my shoulder or climb all over me. she rules! the male is really named Clayton (I adopted him) but I call him Mr. Gimp cuz he has a semi bad leg

I have a leopard gecko named Raptor (http://nand.net/adep/z/Picture%20014.jpg)
that is a female. i hope to breed her sometime soon.

i have two cats and a huge dog i adopte named Jeb. he is great dane/boxer. he's BIG

i had a four foot catfish too i released last month........
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Old 04-21-2003, 05:39 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Two dogs. A german shepard / timber wolf cross, and a huge, 118 pound, something or the other that looks slightly like a german shepard. Two cats of mixed heritage, the occasional armidillo, couple of roadrunners that live somewhere on my place, and several wild birds that live out of our bird feeders.

Oh, and the occasional Bullsnake that lives in the shed that my wife doesn't know about.
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Old 04-21-2003, 07:56 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Old 04-22-2003, 05:29 AM   #40 (permalink)
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