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Old 10-21-2009, 04:13 PM   #21
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Is that the new boy, Dawg? SO CUTE! I am so happy for you...and him!

All of mine come in at night and the cats have large loud disagreements periodically over who sleeps where on the bed (especially when it is cold). My cousin has been staying with us, so I've farmed a couple of the cats (there are six) to her bedroom.

The dogs sleep on Coolaroo dog beds, our five sleep in the bedroom and the foster dog Micah likes the Coolaroo in the living room.

All are fixed, vetted, and we live in a place with no traffic and no bird feeders! I like that they can go out during the day and come in for safety at night.
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When I first read that I thought you said five "sheep" in the bedroom...
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BBB---Awww, no, Tess would watch movies with us and hang around in the kitchen, but only rarely would she come into the bedroom. Thank goodness!

Kinda funny, though, if I took an afternoon nap, she'd wander in there and stare at me, giving me the old sheep breath until I woke up.

Fortunately she slept in her little house we built with the attached pen until her death. Otherwise, I'm sure she'd have slept inside!
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SO combines a love of animals with an oil painting hobby. Here are two of our dear departed kitties, Robert Red-furred and Victor found living in a garage with matted fur.
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The dogs sleep inside, although the big one likes to go outside in the middle of the night to roll around in the dewy grass.
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Lucky, my rescued pug, never goes outside except on a leash. And I have some sweaters and coats for him in cold weather, most handmade for him by friends. He sleeps on my bed, although I try to keep him down by my feet as he snores like a St. Bernard.
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As part of our adoption agreement for our cats, we agreed never to let them outside because their life expectancy is 18 months outside versus 14 years inside. We did have a bay window installed but they understand that outside = vet.
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Our cat of 17-1/2 years slept with me. I'm at Mom's now, and her miniature poodle slept with her. They both had sweaters and their own Xmas stockings. Sickening isn't it?
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SO combines a love of animals with an oil painting hobby. Here are two of our dear departed kitties, Robert Red-furred and Victor found living in a garage with matted fur.
Did you paint those, Cuppa? Wow whether you did or didn't--beautiful paintings and cats.

Our dogs always slept inside, in bed with us. I don't think our city allows dogs to be kept outdoors overnight. I think there's an ordinance against cats running loose, too, but I see cats exploring outside once in a while.

DD's and DS's dogs sleep in crates, inside.
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Brandy the St Bernard sleeps outdoors but has access to the barn. More in the barn as she ages. Previous pup slept in a snowbank in the winter but could get in the barn.
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SO combines a love of animals with an oil painting hobby. Here are two of our dear departed kitties, Robert Red-furred and Victor found living in a garage with matted fur.
Love the pics cuppa. Any kitty finding their way into your home is very lucky indeed.
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SO combines a love of animals with an oil painting hobby. Here are two of our dear departed kitties, Robert Red-furred and Victor found living in a garage with matted fur.
Spectacular paintings, of two wonderful cats!! I love the way the paintings communicate not just the appearance, but also the personalities of the cats.
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Spectacular paintings, of two wonderful cats!! I love the way the paintings communicate not just the appearance, but also the personalities of the cats.
Thanks, kittonalities? Can you tell Bobby was cunning and Victor, a lap cat? "Fluffy's" painting is still in process. Maybe your comments will spur SO on to finish it.
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Thanks, kittonalities? Can you tell Bobby was cunning and Victor, a lap cat? "Fluffy's" painting is still in process. Maybe your comments will spur SO on to finish it.
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I have seen a lot of artw*rk in my lifetime, especially in NYC and DC.
Please tell SO he is a very talented painter. Wow!
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Wow, those are nice. I want him to do my doggie.
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Well...let me see.

Our cats are entirely indoor cats and never go outside except in a carrier.

Two of our Salukis (the girls) sleep in bed with us. (leaving not much room for DH and I...occasionally he gives up and goes and sleeps on the couch).

The other dogs (the boys) sleep in our climate controlled garage in dedicated large kennels.
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Cat and dog sleep indoors. Both are getting up there in years.
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I don't have any pets, but if I did they would sleep indoors and probably in my bed. I am too tender-hearted to banish a pet from the house at night.
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