Pets who share your life ??

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Pets who share your life ??

  1. Cats

    17 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Dogs

    20 vote(s)
    58.8%
  3. Birds

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  4. Horses

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Rabbits

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Fish

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  7. Reptiles

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  8. Mice/Guinea Pigs/Hamsters etc

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  9. Farmyard animals

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  10. Other

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
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  1. leelai

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    What wonderful cats you have......love the names too and they just seem to fit them so well!

    Stewie has some really lovely markings on him and Bart just looks like a very laid back cat and I just love his toy, how cute is that! ;)

    May I ask what happened to Stewie's tail?.....my mother's neighbours cat has a tail just like it, just a smidge longer, he was going through a doorway when the door slammed and cut it off, the poor thing was there by himself until mum's neighbour came home and found him still stuck there....he gets around just fine now though!
     
  2. Asharp

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    Wow! I'm happy hear that he has fully recovered.

    When I found Stewie, his tail was already broken and filled with maggots (or creatures like them). He was meowing in complete distress and he was running out of a storage room in my apartment building's basement where one of the maintenance workers had left him over the weekend. I asked if I could have him and the worker's foreman said I could.

    Stewie did miss his tail initially. It was long and black. Since he can't wrap it around my leg, he leans in and presses his tail against my leg instead.

    He was about five months old when I found him, and he's about 8 years old or so now.
     
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    Poor Stewie......that must have been just awful for him.....and awful as it sounds to have maggots on the wound, they would have kept it clean from infection.

    That's so cute that he leans in to you to press his tail......it's amazing how they can adapt!

    I'm so glad you rescued him....he's a very lucky boy!! ;)
     
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    Two male Yellow Labradors, Baeiley and Angus, both rescued (one from our local Humane Society, the other from Seattle Pure-bred Rescue). They're both 10 years old.

    We've had Lab companions since shortly after we were married in 1964, except when we were living in "no pets allowed" rentals. The present two are # 6 and #7. #5 was a chocolate female - all the others have been yellow males except our first one, a yellow female. She lived to be 13, but stayed with our UK family when we emigrated to the US in 1968.
     
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  5. The OB

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    They are fabulous dogs, the Labradors. And a credit to you for rescuing them like that and giving them a caring home to live out the years still remaining to them. They are companions indeed, loyal and intelligent.
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    Do you sometimes wonder about animal vets? And I don't mean their fees;) Our Maltese cross Bundy had developed a small infection from a cut on his paw and was prescribed a cream and a ridiculously large plastic cone around his neck to stop licking the itching wound, to be kept on for at least six days. Just impossible...he couldn't even walk, sleep, eat or lie down.
    We improvised. Bought a set of the smallest cotton baby socks from Coles supermarket (we hadn't entirely forgotten about that:)), and with two small safety pins fitted Bundy with a "floppy sock" (when my wife and I could stop hysterically laughing)
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    That did the trick. After four days the small infection is almost healed and Bundy celebrated by chewing his dried pig's trotter, from the supermarket pets' section.
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    Oh poor Bundy....but I'm chuckling first about the thought of him with that large cone around his head....just so silly for a small dog! Good idea in theory but really.......

    But what a cute sock he has.....must have been so funny getting that on! so glad it worked though!

    He's such a gorgeous cute dog!
     
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    Great story Andrew!
     
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    Thanks. I forgot to show that contraption he was expected to wear for 4-6 days so he wouldn't lick his paw and impede healing.
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    The other thing to roll eyes about was the very tiny tube of antiseptic cream prescribed, $30;), to rub into his paw. If the pharmaceutical co. had made that say have a very bitter taste, the poor dog would not need that sputnik space helmet provided to stop him licking it off. Makes you wonder sometimes lol.
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    Wow, that cone is half the size of your dog. I can see why you got rid of it so quickly.
     

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