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Old 02-06-2011, 11:57 AM   #241
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Wow, they are really cool looking! And so full of energy! They sure can jump high, especially compared to my kitties.
DH likes to play with them and finds a toy or 2 that they really like. Then he trains them by moving the toy up walls on 3M removable tape, or throwing the item higher & higher. Both cats have jumped up to over 5 feet in the air to get their toys!
Shamy Likes Tinsle Balls, Abby likes green Starbucks Stir Sticks...()
One more of Shamy, he is quite athletic (jumping 6 feet up on this loop):
http://www.tlcpropmgmt.com/kitties/P...-trim_loop.mov
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:04 PM   #242
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DH likes to play with them and finds a toy or 2 that they really like. Then he trains them by moving the toy up walls on 3M removable tape, or throwing the item higher & higher. Both cats have jumped up to over 5 feet in the air to get their toys!
Shamy Likes Tinsle Balls, Abby likes green Starbucks Stir Sticks...()
One more of Shamy, he is quite athletic (jumping 6 feet up on this loop):
Love it!!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:20 AM   #243
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Floyd, our 10 month old Vizsla...loves to chase the laser pointer (which is what he is looking for in this pic).

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More pretty pics! I remember reading several of Gladys Tabor's books about her Abyssinian cats when I was a child and being enchanted with them. Such neat animals and very, very clever.
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I think the cats definitely prefer my husband.

What is it with these cats Mine will come up and lie on my stomach and chest...

Worse is when she wants to look into my eyes when I want to watch TV... yesterday she was fighting to stay in place during the Super Bowl... had to get rough and push her down so I could see..
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This is our now departed Marshall. He lived to swim and except when it was frigid outside he would swim in our pool four or five times each day.

He was 8 wks old when we got him from the SPCA and in this pic he was 14. We wanted a picture to remember him by and I had the idea to put him in the accoutrements of what he loved to do the best in the world.
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This is our now departed Marshall. He lived to swim and except when it was frigid outside he would swim in our pool four or five times each day.

He was 8 wks old when we got him from the SPCA and in this pic he was 14. We wanted a picture to remember him by and I had the idea to put him in the accoutrements of what he loved to do the best in the world.
Marshall was one lucky dude. Thank you for taking in a rescue animal and giving him a wonderful home and life
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:12 PM   #248
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This is our now departed Marshall. He lived to swim and except when it was frigid outside he would swim in our pool four or five times each day.

He was 8 wks old when we got him from the SPCA and in this pic he was 14. We wanted a picture to remember him by and I had the idea to put him in the accoutrements of what he loved to do the best in the world.
What a great picture Lisa99, and a wonderful reminder of the life that you had with Marshall
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This is our now departed Marshall. He lived to swim and except when it was frigid outside he would swim in our pool four or five times each day.

He was 8 wks old when we got him from the SPCA and in this pic he was 14. We wanted a picture to remember him by and I had the idea to put him in the accoutrements of what he loved to do the best in the world.
Great pic of Marshall -- tough to lose a sweet pup but looks like you will have lots of good memories of him.
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Thanks everyone but I wouldn't exactly call Marshall sweet...he ate a couch, too many shoes to count, a chocolate birthday cake and the list could go on for pages...Marley was a slacker compared to Marshall; but he was our dog and we signed up for the duration.

And even though he was a h*ll hound, he was our h*ll hound and was greatly loved.
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I used to have 2 cats but my ex GF took them with her when she left... I will post a picture of the cats if I find one.
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Lisa, I think we'll feel that way when our hell hound goes--Jane, the evil dog. She's 13 and deaf now, and has eaten more doors than I can count. Her mom, the long suffering Grace, is so patient and good, but nearing the end at 16 as well.
Jane was the only pup of Grace's we kept, and boy have we rued that decision over the past decade or so! I agree, though, you miss them all, even when they are PITAs.
So sorry for your loss.
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We have Ashley, the Chinchilla, Avery, the tarantula, and two fish whose names escape me. Ashley is 9 years old now and can potentially live to around 30 if I remember correctly.


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and this sweet boy is Truman. He's a Newfoundland/Akita cross that thinks every person on the planet was put here to pet him.

He started as a foster dog. A co-worker was transferred to England for two years and was about to put Tru in a shelter. We took him in and and agreed to give him back when their expat was over. At the end of two years my co-worker called and said his expat had been extended for another two years. I told them that Truman was a part of the family and that we wanted to keep him. They agreed (happily I think) and seven years later Truman is still terrorizing the mailman with his very loud and deep bark, but he's secretly just wanting to lick him to death!
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Lisa, I think we'll feel that way when our hell hound goes--Jane, the evil dog. She's 13 and deaf now, and has eaten more doors than I can count. Her mom, the long suffering Grace, is so patient and good, but nearing the end at 16 as well.
Jane was the only pup of Grace's we kept, and boy have we rued that decision over the past decade or so! I agree, though, you miss them all, even when they are PITAs.
So sorry for your loss.
Thanks Sarah, I'm sorry to hear your trials and tribulations but it's so wonderful that you didn't give up on Jane 'the evil dog'! We had more than one family member question our sanity for not sending Marshall 'back to the shelter'.....how is it possible to even contemplate that possibility since in Marshall's case it would have been a death sentence.
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Lisa, I love your Truman story, too. And because we do so much fostering, I've often thought that we only get rid of the "good ones" and wind up keeping the dysfunctional dogs as our own...ditto the cats. I'm very sure that NO ONE else in the world would have kept evil Jane.
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I've often thought that we only get rid of the "good ones" and wind up keeping the dysfunctional dogs as our own...ditto the cats.
It's funny isn't it - the ones that are different are in many ways the most lovable and memorable - and Lisa - Truman sounds wonderful.
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We are huge pet lovers. We have 3 dogs, two from the shelter and one is my dad's old dog that we inherited this year. I also have my Siamese cat.
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Tuna la Quinta. Last cat that is really ours and the only one with us here. She underwent tutelage from our grandma kitty, had a long apprenticeship, and has a number of learned endearing traits as well as some that are of her own devise. Kind of a big chicken but a very loving cat. Not big boned, just very well fed - she does a great sea otter imitation when laying on her back..
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We have Ashley, the Chinchilla, Avery, the tarantula, and two fish whose names escape me. Ashley is 9 years old now and can potentially live to around 30 if I remember correctly.


I'm a kitty cat lover at heart but have developed a deep appreciation for Chinchillas through my volunteer work at our local animal shelter. We often get them in. Sadly, like ferrets, bunnies and guinea pigs, these wonderful animals are often adopted for the wrong reasons and are often misunderstood. Many end up at our shelter and we work very hard to re-home them. Chinchillas are such amazing critters - softest fur ever and those amazing little hands/paws
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