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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:48 PM
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Show me your pets...please
I heard this afternoon that my oldest cat, Peppercorn, is suffering from kidney failure and will likely not live much longer. :( She's 17, so it's not unexpected, but it's still hard to deal with. I think it's more important to remember good things than bad, though, so I'd like to see pics of any DU pets, and maybe some good stories.



The stuffed cat used to be mine, but was "appropriated" to different ownership. :P
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:51 PM
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1. Sorry to hear about your Peppercorn. : (


:hug:

Here is my sweet girl Ginger, whom I lost to cancer just over a week ago.

:cry:






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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:02 PM
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6. That dog has the sweetest face ever.


Sorry for your loss.
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:06 PM
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7. She does, doesn't she?


Thank you.

:hug:


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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:07 PM
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8. I'm sorry you lost your sweet girl
:hug:
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:11 PM
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10. Thanks, honey.


I can't help but think that she and that handsome boy Adam are playing somewhere.

:hug:


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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:12 PM
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11. They both have terrific taste
;)


He was the best dog. :)
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:19 PM
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21. She looks like a wonderful, charming dog.
I'm very sorry. :hug:
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 10:24 AM
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28. Thank you, sweetie.

You would have loved her; you both have a sweet sunny dispositions, and smiles that light up the room.

:hug:


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MissHoneychurch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:52 PM
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2. My baby Simon



I am sorry to hear that your baby is sick :hug:
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:58 PM
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3. Here's Killer
aka Reeces

He likes to work with momma on her boat


but he also likes laying on the couch watching some tv

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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 08:27 AM
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57. What a face!!!
I think I'm in love! :loveya:
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:59 PM
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4. You've met Widget and Gracie...

Widget will be 15 this month. He's been losing some weight and coughing more than usual. :(






I'm sure Lelapin has told you about Adam. He adored her and was the best dog. We lost him 4 years ago.

I'm so sorry to hear about Peppercorn. Lelapin called earlier and told me. :hug:

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Sheltiemama Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:16 PM
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41. What a gorgeous Sheltie!
I lost two of mine to cancer last year. Adam reminds me of both of them (they had the same daddy). What a sweet expression and gorgeous coat he had! Thankfully, I'm now enjoying their worthy successor, Drew.
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:00 PM
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5. My Rainbow Bridge bunnies.
Muffin...



Mimi...



Ferdinand...



And Violet.



They're no longer with us, :cry: but they'll be there to greet Peppercorn if she has to leave you. :hug:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:25 PM
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42. I've got a boy bun who could be Violet's identical twin.
Sorry for your losses.
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LadyoftheRabbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:45 PM
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46. Awww!
I love bunnies! They were very cute. :loveya: :hi:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:10 PM
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9. What a beautiful companion!
Edited on Sat Mar-08-08 05:12 PM by Call Me Wesley
And I'm sure she had a wonderful life at your side. I think what you can do is to make her last days very comfortable, and help to ease her passing to where she's free from suffering. And yes, to remember the good things is the right thing to do. Too bad we see them go before us, but then, they won't have to mourn us.

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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:40 PM
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13. I agree, as long as she's not too uncomfortable ....
just spend as much time with her as you can. When I found out that my 21 year old cat's death was imminent (multiple organ failure, just OLD), I couldn't bring myself to euthanize her that night. She wasn't in pain, so I took her home and we spent one last day together. We shared a "last supper"; she always wanted me to share when I brought home spicy fried chicken from Popeye's. When we were both ready, I took her back to the vet and she died in my arms. And that was 7 years ago and tears are streaming down my face as I type this.

Check with your local human society or SPCA. Mine had a Pet Loss support group that was very comforting for me. Take care.
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:48 PM
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15. Thanks.
Unfortunately, I'm in college in Chicago and she's back home with my parents in New Mexico. If she holds though the weekend, they're going to take her to the vet on Monday and get a prognosis. If it is renal failure, that can apparently be managed for some time. I would like to get a chance to see her one last time over Spring Break, which depending on her condition might be possible. But, we'll see. It's hard to deal with in any case. :(
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:30 PM
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12. I'm so sorry about your cat.
I lost my cat Chekhov two years ago and I still miss him. He was seventeen also
and the love of my life.

:hug:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:45 PM
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14. My big Zen
Almost a year now since I lost him. He was everything in the world to me:



This is Tini, my snotweiler, who takes very good care of me now that Zen is gone:



I'm sorry your cat is going through kidney failure. Hoping for a turn for the better.
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 06:05 PM
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36. Was Zen part German Short Haired pointer ??
My friends have 2 a male and a female

the female thinks she is a lap dog and justs jumps up on you

when they come to play with my beagles...

they sing

all 4

bark and howl it's awesome


both of your pups are beautiful...

lost
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:36 PM
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43. I think he was mixed with pointer, or something like it.
He was 85% (or so) great dane, and the rest I thought pointer because of his ears, tail and spots. His demeanor and personality were all dane, though.

Thanks for the compliment.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:42 PM
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45. I think he was pure dane
Mantled (used to be called Boston markings) mixed with blue merle. Which would account for the spots and the slightly smaller size. (Merles are almost mini-danes)
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:46 PM
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47. His ears and tail were way off.
I've also not seen such spotting on his feet on other Bostons. He was also big boned, but weighed less than an equivalent male dane.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:58 PM
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49. If he were Boston mixed with merle, that's what you'd get.
Pictures of some of the danes in local rescue;
Macy Gray (you can see the spottiness of the feet and the ear set)


Or you get something like Angus;


Wilma's a color cross of a Harlequin and a merle:


See why I say Zen looks pure?
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:46 PM
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51. I do
but again, it's beyond markings. His ears, tail and I'll add fur were not dane. I've had several danes in my life, and having spent a number of years with him, and having other dane experts spend time with him, I stand by my assertion.

For the record, I'm happy he wasn't purebred. I lost him early enough.
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 12:06 AM
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52. They all go too early, no matter how long they live.
Zen was a beautiful boy.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 05:50 PM
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16. my lastest best buddy and redemption, Jet



and i still miss Rocky like crazy.
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lumberingbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:04 PM
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17. Here's a cutie......
This is my sister's new fur baby. A friend of hers found him with his right eyeball hanging out of its socket. The eye had to be removed. My sister has given him a wonderful home. He and I bonded while I was up north recently.

Here he is lying on my black robe (Well it was black before he got on it!). Meet Giggy!!!
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:06 PM
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18. They give us so much and ask for so little. Here are mine
Super Luna


Long tall Bean


Hedgies that have owned me in the past. Sweet things, but they don't live very long.

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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:41 PM
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19. So sorry to hear Peppercorn
isn't well. :hug:

Charlee:


Babe and Charlee getting introduced:


Snotty:
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LadyoftheRabbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 07:43 PM
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20. I'm sorry, baby...
:hug: Pep's a cutie, and her stuffed protege is amusing. :P
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:49 PM
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24. Thanks, sweetie.
:hug: She has a real protege now. :) :P
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:29 PM
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22. I'm very sorry about Peppercorn.
:(

I don't have any digital images of my first cat, Pixie. I need to scan some of them. He was a very amazingly beautiful Maine Coon. I got him when I was 13, and he lived until I was 31.

I adopted my second cat, copper when he was an adult, rescuing him from an abusive home. I was a poor college student and didn't own a camera, so I don't have any pictures of him.

I don't think anyone ever took any photos of the dog we had when I was a kid, Jojo. :(

The only digital images I have are of my current three cats.

Here's Millie Dear, sitting on my bed patiently waiting for attention. :)



And here's Silver and Gray Snuggled up in their bed. :loveya:
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 08:30 AM
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58. I didn't know you have a Millie!
Here's MY Millie:

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:40 PM
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23. Zoe


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Sewsojm Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:52 PM
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25. My Girls,
Angel & Sheba

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neverlander Donating Member (129 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:58 PM
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26. My baby crosssed rainbow bridge yesterday
I do not know how to get the pic here.
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CherokeeDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 06:44 PM
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39. So sorry....
You will find many open hearts here on DU to help you through...
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:20 PM
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27. So sorry to hear about Peppercorn
:hug:

Mine:



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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 10:29 AM
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29. Here's my cat "Minou" guarding his turf
Which mainly means playing King of the Mountain with my car

The glowing dot on the far right and vertical middle is the main competitor "Spoon", in this picture check-mated across the street.

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youthere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 10:31 AM
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30. Here:
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 10:56 AM by youthere
Mimsy



and Maisie


We also have a couple outdoor cats that hang around...but I don't think I have any pictures of them... although I might have one of "Mamacat" ...she's the one who can open the door..I'll look.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 05:47 PM
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31. Sorry to hear that. She looks llke a cute critter.
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 05:55 PM
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32. She is BEAUTIFUL
I have to keep reminding myself that none of my kitties will outlive me, I'm here to help them through their lives :loveya:
My Tonka is almost 14 and I'm wishing everyday that he'd live forever:
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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 05:59 PM
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33. Sorry about sweet Peppercorn. Here's some doggie good wishes
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 06:07 PM by mondo joe
Sirius from about Christmas 2007:



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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 06:00 PM
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34. Sorry to hear that.
:hug:

Here is my crew.

Duke



Ben



Emma



Maya



Hammy

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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 06:05 PM
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35. Sorry ZombieNixon
You guys gave her a long life. I totally understand "appropriated" too.

Here are the two I "appropriated."



:hug: :hi:
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Pied Piper Donating Member (363 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 06:18 PM
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37. Here are my girls:


Miranda and Minerva, two litter-mates. They are almost 5 years old.

Sorry to hear about your furry friend.

Pied Piper
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buzzard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 06:30 PM
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38. My birdie buddies.
Edited on Mon Mar-10-08 06:34 PM by buzzard




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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:06 PM
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40. Riff Raff
he is a hairy devil - I ordered a feral trap over the internet to catch him when he was a starving, injured stray:
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stuntcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 08:37 AM
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59. wow he was lucky
lucky to find someone to take him in and love him!

His white feet are presh! :loveya:
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China_cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:37 PM
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44. My guys
Elwood and Jake at rest.



Goofy dogs licking ears. (r-l...Jake and Elwood)



The Bouv Brothers

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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 07:54 PM
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48. my girlfriends family
use to breed Bouviers. Delilah was the mom

Sampson was the son that they kept....

it was a HUGE event on the street when Delilah gave birth.... my friends poor brother lost his bedroom when she gave birth!!!!! the would take out his bed and put up the boards and lay the papers....

We live a block up from a lake and when the ducks quacked Sampson was down in the lake chasing the ducks before you even knew what happened....

beautiful and tender dogs

lost



lost
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MassLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:00 PM
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50. I'm sorry about Peppercorn
She's a beautiful kitty.

Here are my guys....

Lily


Sparkle


Estella


Elliott


Moby and Daisy
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FlyingSquirrel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 12:59 AM
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53. Lola



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Trailrider1951 Donating Member (933 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 07:39 AM
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54. Aw, I'm sorry to hear that.
I lost my 15 year old Puddycat to thyroid tumors the end of December.





A week later, someone came down our private road and dropped off several young kitties. I adopted two, because I missed Puddycat so much. Oscar is such a lion king.




While Rosie is a water baby.





Since they found me, we are now one big happy family.







I wish an easy transition to the next life for your beloved kitty, and hope for you to find another one when you are ready.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 07:43 AM
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55. The Three Kittehs:
Hannah:


Tate:


Charlie:


Tate and his Special Toy:




mikey_the_rat
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riona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 08:26 AM
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56. I'm so sorry to hear about your furry friend
Here's my girl. A rescue organization took her from the local "pound." She was howling 24/7 and generally disrupting the whole place. Later they found she was pregnant. I adopted her after her little ones were old enough to be on their own.
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-11-08 11:23 AM
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60. Sorry to hear that
One of my kitties is 14, Seke. The other, Space Ghost, is going on 6 or so. I'm not looking forward to eventually losing them.

Seke:


Space Ghost:


And to cheer you up, behold the power of puppyface:

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