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Old 10-22-2009, 08:49 AM   #41
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Our 7 year old border collie mix actually prefers to be outside, it takes some coaxing to get her to come in for awhile.....unless there are thunderstorms or fireworks in the area....then she begs to come in.

Shel'll spend time inside on the hot evenings of summer and the colder days of winter but generally sleeps in her box (actually her travel crate) in the garage. When the garage temp gets into the 30s, she'll sleep in the basement. Her crate has a pad and soft throw rug inside, we cover the top of crate with another old throw rug about this time of year. It's her cozy corner.

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Old 10-22-2009, 10:10 AM   #42
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Unfortunately, this kitty has been gone for 18 years, but I love this photo of her. She's not as fat as she looks...she's just sprawled....
That tummy just begs to be kissed

Wow, 18 years she's been gone and you still have her in your heart.
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Wow, 18 years she's been gone and you still have her in your heart.
Oh yes. Memory may fade, but love never dies.
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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!
What?? CJ's SO is a he?

I went to look at CJ's profile to find out that she is a woman.

I thought I looked at "his" profile a while back. What led me to think that CJ was another codger? I have fooled myself again, like with Khan.

My, my, my. I don't know what to think anymore. What if FB5825 or even T-Al, despite having posted their pictures, are really masquerading as their spouses

Oh, and before I forget, CJ's SO is an excellent painter.

One more thing. My cat always stays indoor. Same with her predecessor.
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My cat slept anywhere she wants, on my pillow with her whole body wrapped around my head. Sometimes, for some unknown reason(s) she wants to sleep outdoors. We have two dogs, one sleeps on top of our comforter at the foot of the bed, the other sleeps in an arm chair near the bed. We love all of our pets equally and allow them to do whatever would make their lives the happiest and most comfortable. We wipe their paws when they come in from the outside since they are allowed on any and all furniture, etc.
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One more thing. My cat always stays indoor....
Psst, the rumor that I live in Missoula is not entirely unfounded. Here I am, on a good day. btw, to return to OP, “Fluffy” is also an indoor gal.
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And here's my look.



I will follow up with a new picture when we become empty nesters.
They say it is a reversible process, but we will see.
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Outdoors, until the coyotes ate 'em. No pets now.
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I will follow up with a new picture when we become empty nesters.
They say it is a reversible process, but we will see.
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Outdoors, until the coyotes ate 'em. No pets now.
Good thing "love is blind." They say that empty nests are reversible these days also; hope they fledge well and the cougars coyotes don't get 'em. Is that a true story, Bimmerbill?
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They say that empty nests are reversible these days also;
Arrghh ! Just as my image of you changed from a codger with a cane (remember your post where a woman lectured you about fatty food) to a gentle "geezerette" (spelled out on the shirt in your picture), you have to scare me like that!

OMG! Now, what I hope is my temporary look becomes PERMANENT!
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Until recently our dog slept indoors. Now we got ourselves a kitten that slept outside,,,,until my wife took pity on her and wants her inside, what with the winter and all....
We brought the cat home because my wife thought -and insisted-it would chase away mice and it wouldn´t be another reponsability-they are such independent creatures.....
It turned out mice are still with us and the kitten barely goes outdoors, much preferring staying inside on our laps, beds, sofas, PC keyboards.....
Mine would sleep outside if I had any. Animals are disgusting in the matter they leave.
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Mine would sleep outside if I had any. Animals are disgusting in the matter they leave.
Neither animals nor children are for the overly fastidious.
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Neither animals nor children are for the overly fastidious.
I would not ever compare any animal to a child. An animal I would make sure they had a proper residence out of the human living area. I wont even get into how some cultures view pets as food.
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My, my, my. I don't know what to think anymore. What if FB5825 or even T-Al, despite having posted their pictures, are really masquerading as their spouses
Slight detour...I'm made of 100% woman parts. Just ask dh2b.

It is not uncommon for folks to mix up other member's genders. I know I confuse people when I talk about being an engineer or w*rking on small engine repairs or boat related topics. That's half the fun!

Back on track...
My dogs know who the soft touch is around here (not me).
dh2b tries to play the alpha male, but he spoils my "kids", now our "kids".
The 2 dogs have defected to the person with the most frequent biscuits. Traitors!
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At first I thought Cuppa Joe was a man just by the name but I quickly caught on that she had to be a woman. Her writing shows a sensitivity and a thoughtfulness that was just a dead give away to me.
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