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Old 08-14-2010, 07:22 PM   #141
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About the pictures of the "cute" fox, it reminds me of a picture of a coyote that someone happened to snap from his back yard. That coyote looked like a fox, but of course was larger.

It had a little dog, a schnauzer perhaps, in its mouth. The dog was already dead.

I have read of some places where a pack of raccoon terrorized a neighborhood by ambushing and hunting house cats.
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Our last kitty passed away a few months ago, was 16.
DW visited the local shelter. This fine gent picked her. DW was not sure, so she went back a couple of days later and he greeted her like a long lost friend.

So she brought him home. Very friendly and well mannered. According to the shelter he was found as a stray. He's been here a little over a week, has free run of the house, and to the outside via cat doors. Only took off for one night, came cruising in about 8 am, then decided this was home. Now only goes maybe 20 feet from the house.
Thank you for adopting a shelter kitty. He does look like a fine gent. I've often found butterscotch tabby boys to be very calm and sweet natured. He's a lucky fellow indeed
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Pit Bull Found

I almost hit this dog. Never thought I would have one of the "Pit" breeds in my house! She's a sweetie. She's changed my mind about the breeds. (I know pit bull is not a breed just slang for several breeds.) Her owner hasn't come forward yet. But if not, then I will find her a home with the help of a rescue group or the Humane Society. I had her spayed about 2 days after I found her. In this county it's mandatory. After I find her a home I'm thinking about signing up with the Humane Society to foster some animals, maybe cats.

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She's a beauty. How wonderful of you to help her. I also changed my mind about pits from volunteering at the shelter. Many of them are great dogs. Unfortunately, some of the people attracted to the breed are not so nice.
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mountain--that is great news--you will LOVE fostering. It has all the benefits of enjoying an animal in your home along with the pleasure of sending them into a wonderful new future. My three puppies were so much fun!
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I was surprised to learn the Humane Society pays for EVERYTHING! The only thing they ask is to give the poor animal a home for a while and transport the animal to adoption events. If you go on vacation call ahead and they will take care of that too. After putting my dog and cat down in the last year I've tried to stay petless. Wow that was really tough. When I almost hit this dog last week and decided to put her in the car, it really perked up my life. I talk about her all the time in the local cafe. The guy holding her in the photo is from a local pit bull rescue group. Some people were horrified that I picked her up. I always said I would not have one and here I am. She's a handful. She listens to me at home but take her out to the vets and she gets so excited. She's only 58 lbs. but solid muscle! She's really a good looking dog. I found out she is a blue nose. So because of her I started thinking about fostering animals maybe start with a cat as I think they are a little easier.
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Boots has a bladder infection. He was a good boy with the vet, not hissing or meowing. The medication will take a couple of days although he is now comfortable.
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Boots has a bladder infection. He was a good boy with the vet, not hissing or meowing. The medication will take a couple of days although he is now comfortable.

He's darling!
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kc, he is a lovely boy! Very comfortable in that picture, that's for sure. So glad he's on the mend.

And hey, look what a friend delivered to us last night:
Christmas is coming and we'll be happy to ship!
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Beautiful cats guys. I like dogs well almost all animals, but really am a cat person. I just find them much easier to keep, even if they do tear the furniture up a bit! The problem is the over population of both.

PS Thanks for fixing the size of the fonts in the paragraph above the dog photo. I'm still not that good at posting pictures.
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On the left Chloe, 10 yr old Pembroke Welsh Corgi with Max - 11 yr old Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier


Stinky & Casper - 10 yr old twins



Gracie - 8 yr old Maine Coon mix



Benny - 5 yrs old


We also have my gf's 4 year old Chihuahua, 2 yr old Greyhound and 3 cats. Can you say menagerie boys and girls?
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Tiger--that is so awesome! Good for you! And I love the twin kitties the best! And the Corgi--so cute!
Don't feel bad, I don't know if I have the most pets on the forum (what would you win for such a feat--some Cat Chow), but I've got 3 border collies, 1 English setter, and 1 Pom/something mix dogs and then six, no wait, seven cats. So 12 plus DH and I. Can you say a crowded king sized bed?
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Owner and pit bull reunited last night!
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My little sweetie escaped yesterday out the front door while I was hanging my Christmas wreath. She headed across and up the street. I headed inside for the dog biscuits and her leash, then up the street to find her. I think she met all the dogs in the neighborhood that were in their fenced backyards. I finally cornered her at the end of the cul-de-sac. That's scary.
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My wife and Claudia. If I may say so, such a pretty woman for such plain looking guy....
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Vicente, very pretty wife and very pretty dog!
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My little sweetie escaped yesterday out the front door while I was hanging my Christmas wreath. She headed across and up the street. I headed inside for the dog biscuits and her leash, then up the street to find her. I think she met all the dogs in the neighborhood that were in their fenced backyards. I finally cornered her at the end of the cul-de-sac. That's scary.
I´m glad you got her back!! The rascals don´t realize how we suffer when they do things like that!
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In a Tale That Wags Dog Owners, They Rent Flocks for Bored Collies - WSJ.com

BATTLE GROUND, Wash.—Sue Foster knew what she needed to do when her border collie, Taff, was expelled from puppy school for herding the black Labs into a corner.
She rented some sheep.
Then she bought another border collie and rented some grazing land. Then she bought some sheep of her own. And a third border collie. Now, like the old lady who swallowed the fly, Ms. Foster keeps a llama to chase off the coyotes that threaten the lambs that go to market to finance the sheep that entertain her dogs.
Once upon a time, Americans got dogs for their sheep. Now they get sheep for their dogs. "I never dreamed it would go this far," says Ms. Foster, 56 years old.

I would say that Sue Foster is a pet-lover de verdad.

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