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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
one week ago
948 posts

Haha!  Molly, I used to say of one of our dogs how she was spoiled-- just smell her.  




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Molly McCurdy
Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
one week ago
14 posts

They’re spoiled stinkin’ rotten, Robin!

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
one week ago
948 posts

@molly-mccurdy Those pups look like they're living the good life!  :) Great pics! 




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Molly McCurdy
Molly McCurdy
@molly-mccurdy
one week ago
14 posts

My two weenie girls, Emmy and Cricket, and my Granddaughter, Ariana, with my one-eyed demon weenie, Daisy, who now lives with Ariana because Daisy likes her best.

dulcinina
@dulcinina
2 weeks ago
61 posts

Thanks everyone.  We are definitely smitten.

Steven Berger
Steven Berger
@steven-berger
2 weeks ago
110 posts

Cats are the CRAZIEST people! catdance

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
2 weeks ago
64 posts

Dusty has such a pretty and unusual color coat. Pretty kitty.

Susie
Susie
@susie
2 weeks ago
314 posts

Dusty is very cute, congrats on the new fur-baby!

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
2 weeks ago
121 posts

What a beautiful and charming kitten. I know you will enjoy her in  your life.

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 weeks ago
948 posts

@gulfcoastgal What a pretty cat!  She got the size Small genes.  :)




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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 weeks ago
948 posts

@dulcinina Dusty sure is cute and is lucky to have her new family!  




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dulcinina
@dulcinina
2 weeks ago
61 posts

This little gal showed up 3 weeks ago, skinny, skittish and abandoned.  I began feeding her and after a week she let us pet her.  By the 2nd week we were able to pick her up.  We took her to the vet where she got a checkup and her shots.  Vet said she was about 8-10 weeks old.  We haven't had a cat in 5 years and we've never had a kitten.  She is so much fun and so loveable.  Meet Dusty who is honored to share the name with our own Dusty Turtle on FOTMD.  Nina

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gulfcoastgal
@gulfcoastgal
3 weeks ago
2 posts
Her mom was 15 lbs and her dad was 20lbs She is 13
Luna
Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
one month ago
150 posts

I agree with @paul-rappell about "the possibility of the dog flying around the car in the event of a crash."  Unfortunately my Mouthymutt (malamute/husky) chewed right through a brand new harness the very 1st time, so I'm glad it's not a law here even though I'd love to do it.

He's in the narrow extended cab of our truck, a.k.a. The Fur Wagon.

Paul Rappell
Paul Rappell
@paul-rappell
one month ago
32 posts

The late Angus had a special harness that attached to a short belt that attached to the seatbelt. It's not just the dog escaping, it's the possibility of the dog flying around the car in the event of a crash.

tautwire
@tautwire
one month ago
4 posts
You are absolutely right Lois. Here in the UK a seatbelt/harness is mandatory unless the dog is caged. I was glad of this when she saw a Hare and tried to dive out after it! Now she only gets the window down at low speed and when sitting with my son.
Where my other dogs tremble if they have to travel, this one goes crazy at the mention of the word „car“. She’s also able to tolerate my dulcimer playing!
Sam
Sam
@sam
one month ago
173 posts

Oh yeah, interstate ... 70 mph, head out, ears sound like plastic tarp!




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Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
one month ago
150 posts

Mine thinks "come" means stand there & wait for me to come to him!  I tend to use it when walking on our dirt roads & know a car is coming.  I've gotten very fast at shortening his extendable leash & coming.  Who trained who?

I love our truck's rear window over the truck bed, but learned to put a stick in the track so it only opens big enough to put his head out.  Nothing like being on the interstate & looking in your rearview mirror & your dog is past his chest trying to get out!!!

My childhood dog one time jumped out on a busy road when he saw something he wanted.  Fortunately other cars missed him.  Don't believe dogs won't find a way out, it can happen incredibly fast.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one month ago
1,669 posts

These scruffy little pooches are so cute!!




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Sam
Sam
@sam
one month ago
173 posts

So cute and they DO love to ride. 

Gracie doesn't do 'wait' very well.

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tautwire
@tautwire
one month ago
4 posts
She came to us with her spine and ribs showing, crouching to the floor if I held out my hand. Now she loves driving! Just visible on my profile picture.
Here’s another. Not that we spoil her...
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
one month ago
948 posts

Wow, @tautwire, you have a cute little adventuous one there!  




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tautwire
@tautwire
one month ago
4 posts
That’s the passenger side over here!
Don Grundy
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
2 months ago
97 posts
He’s a great little guy.
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 months ago
948 posts

Boon sure is a cute pup! 




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Don Grundy
Don Grundy
@don-grundy
2 months ago
97 posts

Boon. A Havanese 


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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 months ago
948 posts

Sally Ann plays scheitholt!  :)




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David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
2 months ago
64 posts

Sally Ann

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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
2 months ago
948 posts

@Phroederick Paper bags can be a cat favorite, too.  

Those eyes through the slit in the box-- perfect!  :)




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
1,669 posts

@phroedrick, of course!  catdance




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Phroedrick
Phroedrick
@phroedrick
2 months ago
33 posts

After you spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on cat toys, which becomes the cat’s favorite? Yep, right, the box they came in!

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Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
3 months ago
150 posts

It sounds like Angus left you with many wonderful memories.  Sorry he had to go, but know he'll be waiting for you with all 4 legs on the other side.

tssfulk
@tssfulk
3 months ago
13 posts

Paul Rappell:

Sad news. The other Tuesday (4 June) we had our Sheltie, Angus, put down.

 

Big hug, Paul.

 

tssfulk
@tssfulk
3 months ago
13 posts

Robin Thompson:

@tssfulk I imagine Bosse may be getting to spend time outdoors soon.  

@David-Bennett Did Sally play Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm

 

Yes, we'll be heading for southern Sweden (Skåne) in 3 weeks. :)

 

Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
3 months ago
60 posts
I am so sorry to hear about Angus...
What a beautiful boy!
They truly are family, and he will live on in your hearts ❤️
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 months ago
948 posts

I'm sorry about Angus, Paul.  Pets are family.  




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Susie
Susie
@susie
3 months ago
314 posts
Paul Rappell:

Sad news. The other Tuesday (4 June) we had our Sheltie, Angus, put down.


So sorry to hear that Paul. We understand how hard it is to lose a pet. Take care.
David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
3 months ago
64 posts

Paul Rappell:

Sad news. The other Tuesday (4 June) we had our Sheltie, Angus, put down...

Sorry to hear about Angus. He was a pretty dog.

 

Paul Rappell
Paul Rappell
@paul-rappell
3 months ago
32 posts

Sad news. The other Tuesday (4 June) we had our Sheltie, Angus, put down. He developed cancer in the late summer of 2016. The next spring his right front leg was amputated. He coped well with that, but tore the ACL in his right rear leg, was operated on and had a pretty good recovery, but then he tore the left rear ACL. Recovery from that wasn't so good. He limped and didn't walk much. We had carpets covering most of the hardwood floors to keep him from slipping and falling. Then, this spring, he developed a hacking cough. We took him in to be put down several weeks ago, but they diagnosed it as bronchitis. But, despite the meds, the cough wouldn't go away. Finally, the Mrs. couldn't stand to see him in pain/discomfort any more. It was a quick, painless death, and he's not suffering now.

When I was in the hospital in September, a fellow patient asked how long Angus had had his cancer. When I told him it was two years (at that time) he, a veterinarian, was amazed. He said most dogs last six months. When Angus was first diagnosed, our vets said that it was a very aggressive cancer and they weren't sure he'd last the six months. Angus was always eager to please, but, when it came to his survival, he was one tough dog. Even with his bad legs, he still tried to herd the squirrels.

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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 months ago
948 posts

@tssfulk I imagine Bosse may be getting to spend time outdoors soon.  

@David-Bennett Did Sally play Gray Cat on a Tennessee Farm




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David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
3 months ago
64 posts

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Sally checking out the dulcimore Dulcimore Dan made for me

tssfulk
@tssfulk
7 months ago
13 posts

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Bosse (She's a girl, but has a male name. Ask my daughter why.) She's a "dvärgvädur," which seems hard to translate. Maybe Mini Lop, Hollad Lop, Dwarf Lop.

She's normally in my daughter's room (we live in an apartment), but every summer she gets to spend some time outdoors at grandma and grandpa's in southern Sweden. 

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
7 months ago
948 posts

Entrapment! kittyscratch




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
7 months ago
1,669 posts

Oh my, that's too funny, especially at the end!  kittyscratch




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David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
7 months ago
64 posts

Sally Ann Watches a Movie for Cats (with a couple replicas of vintage instruments in the background)

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
7 months ago
64 posts

Richard, I believe the model his his Jinny.

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
7 months ago
121 posts

David, Sally Ann is such a beautiful can. I know she brings you much joy.

Which model of Dulcimore Dan's is that one? It sure is a nice looking duclimore.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
7 months ago
1,669 posts

She's bloomed in to such a pretty cat!




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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
7 months ago
948 posts

David, Sally Ann looks to be studying how she's going to play with her new acquisition.  :)




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David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
7 months ago
64 posts

Here is Sally Ann admiring the new Dulcimore that arrived from Dulcimore Dan this week. The instrument is made pine and cherry. Sally Ann will be a year old on 9 March.IMG_2776 small pic.JPG

Anne Maguire
Anne Maguire
@anne-maguire
7 months ago
3 posts

Strumelia:

Anne, it's heartwarming to hear of a perfect fit between homeless animal and a kindly person. love
Sounds like you and Bran are very happy together and appreciate each other totally.

The newer photo of Bran shows how sleek and glossy he is... like a minky otter!  SO handsome.  kittywink

I've often wondered what it would be like to have a black cat... never actually had one of my own but who knows one day?  Right now I have a deep red tabby and a solid grey... two boys... and I never thought I'd have boy cats OR a red tabby OR a solid grey cat.  Just goes to show!  All our cats come from animal humane shelters adoptions.  Once you go there it breaks your heart and you wish you could help them all.

Thank you, Strumelia! He is as sleek and slinky as you could wish, and very, very shiny! It is very hard to take a decent photo of a black cat - unless they have their eyes open, it's like photographing a black lump! These are a couple of my favourites!

The lady from the animal rescue organisation said that black cats are hard to find homes for, and that people are more likely to drown or otherwise dispose of black kittens. They were very happy to find a suitable home for him, as he had been at the pound and in foster care for quite some time. It's a pity, but I would never foster, as I could never give them up to their new homes - I would know they were safe with me!

My sneaky former boss has two black boys, both domesticated ferals like Bran, and now another friend has 'acquired' a little black boy and a long haired mackerel & white boy to go with her two gingers. All four give her dog a hard time - he is very young still, so can learn his place a little more easily than an older dog.

I think cats and dogs that choose you work out better - mine have always been or have turned into the soppiest things on four paws, and they repay you many times over, wherever they come from. I have only ever had one, back in the mid 1970s, who never settled, having come off a farm way to young, and lived a more-or-less independent life for a couple of years!

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Anne Maguire
Anne Maguire
@anne-maguire
7 months ago
3 posts

Thank you, Richard! I had intended to pay for him myself, but my sneaky former boss beat me to it! Pug was missing Humbug something fierce, and as I had to leave him on his own for three weeks just three weeks after losing Humbug, he did suffer a bit. But, I just had to wait for the right cat! My cats and dogs have pretty much always been rescues, or 'saved', and they have repaid me with many, many years of companionship and purrs!

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
7 months ago
1,669 posts

Anne, it's heartwarming to hear of a perfect fit between homeless animal and a kindly person. love
Sounds like you and Bran are very happy together and appreciate each other totally.

The newer photo of Bran shows how sleek and glossy he is... like a minky otter!  SO handsome.  kittywink

I've often wondered what it would be like to have a black cat... never actually had one of my own but who knows one day?  Right now I have a deep red tabby and a solid grey... two boys... and I never thought I'd have boy cats OR a red tabby OR a solid grey cat.  Just goes to show!  All our cats come from animal humane shelters adoptions.  Once you go there it breaks your heart and you wish you could help them all.




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Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
7 months ago
121 posts

What a gorgeous black cat. I know he is a wonderful companion for you. He is so fortunate to have such a good owner.

Anne Maguire
Anne Maguire
@anne-maguire
7 months ago
3 posts

I don't know who remembers June 2016 when I had to have my beautiful blue boy cat Humbug put to sleep, which left me with Pug, my cream boy cat. Waited 6 months for just the right little needy cat to bring home. Found a lovely little black cat (which are apparently very hard to find homes for), about 15 months old, in December 2016 -  a rescue cat who had had a very hard life, including being abandoned at the council pound, and spending some time in temporary foster care. He was underweight, and, because of an allergy to mosquito bites, a bit scabby and sore. I was allowed to take him early, being an experienced cat owner, so he came home on Dec 21st, as a (slightly) early Birthday and Christmas present. (my birthday is the 24th Dec) His bite sores were treated with PawPaw ointment containing Manuka honey, and he was fed up in little meals like a Christmas chicken! 

His name is Bran, which is Irish for raven, as he is as black as one! My former boss, who is also my 'bestie', gave him to me. The best ever Birthday and Christmas present I have ever had!

Well, what a difference two years has made to the boy, who is 3 and a half in March! He is a different cat entirely! Hasn't bulked up much - I think he is always going to be one of those slinky black numbers, but the change in temperament has been amazing, and most gratifying. He is a sook! He also has some deformed toes on both his front feet - I don't know if they are genetic or something really horrible had been done to him in the past. With a tendency to bite if handled, (he did bite me once quite severely!) he was extremely timid with people - probably thought that everyone who came to the house was going to take him somewhere else new! Now he can be picked up and cuddled, handled, and loves nothing more than to snuggle up in bed on cold winter mornings. He has learned to purr, and plays with Pug - something I think Pug would like him not to do on occasion! The kitchen floor wrestling bouts are epic! Sitting on my desk with me, or lying between me and the computer are two of his favourite pastimes, and he spends most winter days with me in my office, curled up in a basket behind my shoulders while I try and work - bliss!

In one photo you can see how his nose was bitten to pieces, and his nose leather was all pink - it's rare that it grows back black, but it has done just that! He now has a lovely black nose, and I don't feel that I have to colour it in with a black texta pen! The other photo is as he is now, snuggled up to 'his' puppy toy, on 'his' chair!

 

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Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
8 months ago
121 posts

Nice looking cats Strumelia. Thanks for sharing.

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
8 months ago
948 posts

Strumelia:

Brian and I generally get pushed off the edges and have to sleep on the cold hard floor.  crying1

Should we start a GOFundMe page for an air mattress for you & Brian? happys

 




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updated by @robin-thompson: 01/26/19 04:08:13PM
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
1,669 posts

Brian and I generally get pushed off the edges and have to sleep on the cold hard floor.  crying1

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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
8 months ago
948 posts

Strumelia, is there really room for a human on that bed?  :)




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
1,669 posts

At our house, Wintertime means... cats creating 'impact craters' on our feather bed. Or trying to turn over in the middle of the night but your legs pinned down by a ten ton cat.

Here's what I found the other morning when the sun was shining into our bedroom.
Our two big boys nestled in like Siamese twin pork roasts.  Rufus (the red) and Teddy (the grey), who grew up together and are like close brothers even though they're not actually related. When these two are not sleeping or eating, they're tearing around the house while hollering or happily doing body slam wrestling with each other. Boys!  eyeroll

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Sam
Sam
@sam
8 months ago
173 posts

Happy Birthday Hazel. That cake sure sounds good!




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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
8 months ago
948 posts

Hazel is a lucky dog!




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
1,669 posts

Awe, what a lucky dog Hazel is!  The hat is too much!  party




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
8 months ago
90 posts

Hazel's three today. We had a party for her. My grand daughter made her a peanut DSC_0808.JPGbutter pumpkin cake.

 




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jeffrey charles foster
jeffrey charles foster
@jeffrey-charles-foster
8 months ago
8 posts
Robin Thompson:

Pets are family!  nod


They sure are Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
8 months ago
948 posts

Pets are family!  nod




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Lucky Dave
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
8 months ago
10 posts

Thank you folks,  She mostly sleeps under an old Magnolia tree nowadays. And Strumelia, she is a sweet girl. When our Daughter was little, and had her buddies around, Callie would watch and herd them, if she thought they were in danger. Here is a photo of her and her best pal, Mouse.  Mouse doesn't like her photo taken, as she is roughly 16 lbs and has body shaming issue.

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
1,669 posts

Yes Callie is so pretty - her colors, and she looks like a sweetheart personality.  lovey




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Susie
Susie
@susie
8 months ago
314 posts
Dave, she is beautiful!
Lucky Dave
Lucky Dave
@dulcimer-dave
8 months ago
10 posts

This is my old girl, Callie. Found her wandering alongside the road 13 years ago. She is by far th best dog I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing my home with. In this photo she’s 14, and this was taken a year ago. She’s a very old lady now, and I know it’s just a matter of time, but I told her when I found her, she could live with us as long as she wanted.

i have two cats as well, and the older one bonded with Callie as a kitten. The other night I came home, and in my headlights in the driveway, I see the two of them walking together with the cat nudging Callie away from the hedgerow and back into the center of the path she was on. Good pets are good friends.

Susie
Susie
@susie
9 months ago
314 posts
She's cute! When I was just out of college, there was a tiny fawn that was in the same situation, right down the street from where we now live. They had the permits to take it in and care for it. So, I got to bottle feed her. Her name was Angel.
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
9 months ago
948 posts

Hey, Fodderwing!  

For years, we had a crippled doe in our neck of the woods-- one of her hooves was turned under and she hobbled along on that first joint.  She lived a long time and I don't know what became of her. 




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robert schuler
robert schuler
@robert-schuler
9 months ago
247 posts

This is Fodderwing. She is an orphan who's mom was hit by a car. Not my pet but comes up to the back porch to visit  occasionally. She actually came over to greet a deer hunter who hunts my farm!. The guy was dumbfounded to see this deer following him around. To cute to shoot.... Robert

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Susie
Susie
@susie
9 months ago
314 posts
Robin Thompson:

Lucky dogs!  


They are, but so are we lucky!
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
9 months ago
948 posts

Lucky dogs!  




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