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Old 09-08-2012, 02:07 PM   #801
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Most of the dogs I've had resisted having their feet touched, even though none had ever experienced injury or abuse. The last two have been different -- both Labs from the same breeder. Part of her process is to handle the puppies from as early an age as prudent, touching and petting their feet & ears to acclimate them. This comes in really handy for cleaning, nail clipping, drying wet feet & ears, etc. Our current Lab will alllow anyone to hold his paws and pet them.

We've always done our own grooming. The first few dogs kept their own nails short from walking on pavement. As we've "matured", we now take our dogs to the park for runs, which necessitates regular nail clipping. We found that doing it immediately after a bath -- when the nails are still soft -- is much easier on them and us.
I wonder if they are ticklish?
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:06 PM   #802
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And here's one from Riyadh, late 1998.

We were about to return to Canada and had 'adopted' a semi-feral female cat - since she was going to have to acclimatize to being indoors, until we re-established residence, we introduced her to our other cat's litter box, but she was having none of that.

She taught herself to use the toilet......(would drink the fresh water, then use the facilities....never the other way around):

Can't help but notice the avacado sink and toidy
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Can't help but notice the avacado sink and toidy
After the rest of our contingent left Saudi we were transferred to an apartment in the Lockheed compound for a couple weeks before flying out.......HUGE apartment, (that was the spare bathroom).....but, hey avocado was all 'the rage' at one time*.

(* Mid 1990s my late wife and I were looking at used 5th wheels on Vancouver Island........salesman said "I have an older class A in great shape with low mileage.....going cheap".

We took a look.......the interior, (carpet/furniture/roof, etc), was ORANGE and the appliances/facilities, (stove/fridge/sinks/toilet), were AVOCADO.

I was in there for about 30 seconds and told the guy that I had to get out because I was getting a headache!)
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Here are my two feral kittens recuperating after a visit to the local spay and neuter clinic. They are (were) both toms. If looks could kill... The clinic said both of them weighed over 6 pounds at 5 months. So, I expect they will be large cats when grown. I feed them only dry Purina Kitten Chow.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:42 PM   #805
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Here are my two feral kittens recuperating after a visit to the local spay and neuter clinic. They are (were) both toms. If looks could kill... The clinic said both of them weighed over 6 pounds at 5 months. So, I expect they will be large cats when grown. I feed them only dry Purina Kitten Chow.
The white/tabby looks like my Abby. Miss her.
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Yes those looks would kill. Lucky for the cage...
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Here are my two feral kittens recuperating after a visit to the local spay and neuter clinic. They are (were) both toms. If looks could kill... The clinic said both of them weighed over 6 pounds at 5 months. So, I expect they will be large cats when grown. I feed them only dry Purina Kitten Chow.
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Ozzie is on the left and Casanova is on the right.....typical day for both of them....cuddle up on something soft and nap!
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I wonder if they are ticklish?
IME, most are.
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Ozzie is on the left and Casanova is on the right.....typical day for both of them....cuddle up on something soft and nap!
Would that be Casanova in your avatar? Love the towel. You should see my house - towels and cat beds all over the place. After all, we do live for the comfort and convenience of the cats
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Yes, he is my avatar....not a towel, it is a very soft blanket that was too short for my massage table so it is now theirs!
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Every night three lizards gather on the outside of my kitchen window. Here are two of them...seems Curly was bashful and remained in the corner, almost out of sight.

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Every night three lizards gather on the outside of my kitchen window. Here are two of them...seems Curly was bashful and remained in the corner, almost out of sight.

Lizard toes and bellies...
At least they were on the outside. I had one not too long ago on the inside of mine. Couldn't catch him and never did find him. I imagine I will find his remains one day whenever I move.
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During our first long trip in the Tiger RV, Coal decided he liked the couch better than his bed so I covered it with a sheet and let him sleep there. He must really be comfortable as I had not noticed him sleeping on his back before.
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Awwww...I love when they sleep on their backs...so cute!
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Every night three lizards gather on the outside of my kitchen window. Here are two of them...seems Curly was bashful and remained in the corner, almost out of sight.

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I bet those are geckos, their feet look like gecko feet with those suction cup type pad that allow them to walk on vertical glass. Did any of them mention anything about insurance?

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During our first long trip in the Tiger RV, Coal decided he liked the couch better than his bed so I covered it with a sheet and let him sleep there. He must really be comfortable as I had not noticed him sleeping on his back before.
How sweet, I love black dogs. He looks like a real nice guy.
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During our first long trip in the Tiger RV, Coal decided he liked the couch better than his bed so I covered it with a sheet and let him sleep there. He must really be comfortable as I had not noticed him sleeping on his back before.
Nice. Looks like he feels right at home in the RV.
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At least they were on the outside. I had one not too long ago on the inside of mine. Couldn't catch him and never did find him. I imagine I will find his remains one day whenever I move.
Attempting to catch one of those little critters is like trying to lasso a lightning bolt.

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I bet those are geckos, their feet look like gecko feet with those suction cup type pad that allow them to walk on vertical glass. Did any of them mention anything about insurance?
My guys are little more laid back....


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