Show Us Your Pets!

Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
2 weeks ago
199 posts

In my own wilder past goats were also part of my life, starting out with Alpines & Nubians, but found Toggenburgs were the breed for us.  Lived in 15.95 acres if woods, but when we needed to move, what worked for goats didn't work for people & vice versa.  Finally found a place for both, but eventually too little time.  Our last goat went as a companion to a horse, but my daughters never forgave "giving Cookie away."  May your friend have time, enjoyment, & continuing memories!

Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
2 weeks ago
63 posts

Milo and Frankie ❤️ Awe!!!  So sweet!

Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
2 weeks ago
63 posts

Daffer and Annabell are adorable!!!  Sure brings back some great memories….we had Alpines Nubians and Pygmy goats

I may have to dig up a photo that my kids wouldn’t want made public…HAHAHA!  Our 4-H goat club used to have a costume class…….


updated by @cindy-stammich: 11/20/22 10:47:02PM
Susie
Susie
@susie
2 weeks ago
482 posts

Milo and Frankie are real cuties!

Daffer and Annabell....gotta love the goats!

John W. McKinstry
John W. McKinstry
@john-w-mckinstry
2 weeks ago
41 posts

Here are Daffer & Annabell, pets of a friend. She says that they are giving a green thumb's up to my most recent video:

"Tutorial, Simple 3 Chord Sing a Long"  where I tell of singing Home on the Range" to my goats.

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Knobby
Knobby
@knobby
4 weeks ago
4 posts

Let me introduce my two - Milo & Frankie. Frankie (on the right) was 6 yesterday, and Milo will be 7 in January.

Both of them were rescued as puppies when we lived in Spain.

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Susie
Susie
@susie
one month ago
482 posts

"Always the best hello, but also the hardest goodbye" ... says it well.

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

I'm correcting my C.S. Lewis quote: “No,” he said, “not our dogs.” However, he said, there would be, in heaven, “the essence of dogness.”  I think those of us loving our pets would go more with the idea of without them heaven wouldn't be heavenly. 

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

Two thoughts: C.S. Lewis said dogs (or was it pets? should look it up) must go to heaven or else we wouldn't find it heavenly; & at the lake alongside our big dog park I found tucked away a memorial stone to a dog saying it was always the best hello, but also the hardest goodbye.

My malamutes all seemed to go at 10, while my huskies could go to 12, 13, 14, so the husky in my wonderful husky/malamute mix is now 14, but oh the joint problems!  Had a woman say the final year for her mal was 15 but again those joints.  I read these losses & dread it coming.

Hugs to all losing &/or loving their pets.

Susie
Susie
@susie
one month ago
482 posts

Strumelia:


Hugs to all who are missing their sweet furry companions... dog1 kittywink heartbeat



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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one month ago
2,105 posts

Hugs to all who are missing their sweet furry companions... dog1kittywinkheartbeat




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Anne Maguire
Anne Maguire
@anne-maguire
one month ago
2 posts

I like "The Rainbow Bridge"

There are going to be quite a few canine and feline companions to meet me there!

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Susie
Susie
@susie
one month ago
482 posts

We lost our beautiful Cody on January 5, 2022, just before his 14th birthday. 

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A sensitive, loving, and funny boy. 

As you all know, losing a pet is very difficult. They live on in our hearts. We got this canvas print, which was so appropriate for him.

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Anne Maguire
Anne Maguire
@anne-maguire
one month ago
2 posts

Vale

Pug Maguire,
28 Feb 2009 - 15 Oct 2022

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

Well, Shelby, a.k.a. Schlubby, turned 16 in April - and died in May. She was skinny enough and basically just wasted away. She passed in the Mrs.' arms. We knew she was a tiny cat, but it;s been confirmed, comparing her with the two we replaced her with toward the end of the summer. They're huge by comparison, and house wreckers! They are from the same litter. The one with the Manx tail is Bobbi (which makes sense, bob tail). The one with the very soft fur is Charmin (which makes sense in a weird way). At feeding time, the two squeak like mice. But they run around the house like a herd of buffalo, and jump up on everything! They want to cling to the Mrs., and dig their nails in. Then they lie down where you trip over them. I really appreciate our Schlubby time so much more!

Our cats have never been let outdoors. We have fox, coyotes, fishers, and who knows what else. Bears and cougars are farther north - we're by the St. Lawrence River, right near Lake Ontario. But at least we don't have rattlesnakes (my sympathies, Salt Springs). For that I appreciate being here in southeastern Ontario. 

dulcinina
@dulcinina
one month ago
85 posts

Salt, I remember when you posted that Fritz was bitten by a rattlesnake.  I'm so sorry you lost him.  Those are hard times when we watch our pet decline despite all we are trying to do to save them.  Cheers to the new pup.

Mary, I met you folks and your dog a couple years ago in Berea. Love the costumes.

Nina (aka Dulcinina)

Salt Springs
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
one month ago
185 posts

Yes, the pup can be adorable, she's a Lab and Bulldog I think.  Really high energy 24/7.  There were 8 of them at the shelter the day we got her. I think she's 4 mos. old today, ........old Fritz was one of the best.....when a big old Black Bear pinned my old Beagle against the backyard fence and was going to do her in, Fritz covered the 300 ft in a split second and wailed that Bear and rescued the Beagle....never got a scratch, when our 16 year old cat was lost in the forest after a hurricane tore the joint up.......I turned him loose in the forest and told him to find that old cat.........an hour later he brought her back...........125 lbs of spit and vinegar with a penchant for Boar's Head roast beef and fried chicken from Popeye's on Sunday. Bears at the kitchen door....he would run 'em off.  Coyote's no sweat....'nuff said.

Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
one month ago
63 posts

Love love love the butterflies and the butterfly pup!  @mary-z-cox

Cindy Stammich
Cindy Stammich
@cindy-stammich
one month ago
63 posts

I am so sorry about Fritz, but on a happy note - what an adorable pup @salt-springs  

Salt Springs
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
one month ago
185 posts

Robin Thompson:

I enjoy seeing the critters!  

@salt-springs I'm sorry about Fritz.  

Thanks.....it was a bad situation that despite everything the vets at the University of Florida hospitals did and thought it just got worse over about 10 weeks.


updated by @salt-springs: 11/02/22 10:12:55PM
Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
one month ago
1,329 posts

I enjoy seeing the critters!  

@salt-springs I'm sorry about Fritz.  

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one month ago
2,105 posts

Look at that sweet little babe! love




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Salt Springs
Salt Springs
@salt-springs
one month ago
185 posts

New Pup after Fritz was lost due to long term complications from a Rattlesnake bite......

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Mary Z. Cox
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
one month ago
63 posts

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one month ago
2,105 posts

I have always like 'mustached' dogs. They remind me of my very first dog Facha, and my big sweet mixed breed dog Jasper.




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dulcinina
@dulcinina
one month ago
85 posts

What a cutie.

Susie
Susie
@susie
one month ago
482 posts

Fharlm:

My handsome fella

He IS handsome!

Fharlm
Fharlm
@fharlm
one month ago
5 posts

My handsome fella

Susie
Susie
@susie
one month ago
482 posts

vetrn7:

Buddy is my 11 year old Jack Russell terrier.

Such a cutie!

vetrn7
@vetrn7
one month ago
1 posts

Buddy is my 11 year old Jack Russell terrier.

Stanley Adams
Stanley Adams
@stanley-adams
4 months ago
3 posts

what a gem that Jolene is. and great name too!  <3

DulcimerDonna
DulcimerDonna
@dulcimerdonna
4 months ago
1 posts

Jolene just turned 1 year old; I adopted her about 8 months ago from Berkeley Humane.

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 months ago
2,105 posts

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

Oh the life of the beloved household cat. I'm glad they are so pleased to own you.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
2,105 posts

Teddy and Rufus... bros just chillin' in the sun...
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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
8 months ago
1,329 posts

@alphie There's no accounting for tastes in music or anything else.  :)

Alphie
Alphie
@alphie
8 months ago
2 posts

Our Aussie. I think he has perfect pitch since when I play he leaves the room.

Sam
Sam
@sam
10 months ago
167 posts

San Juan Hill too much for him? shrugger




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
10 months ago
2,105 posts

Teddy Romeo Roosevelt just chillin'...

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Steven Berger
Steven Berger
@steven-berger
last year
144 posts

I remember Charley from Berea...nice dog!  And, at 6 months, he looks as happy as a Bassett  could possibly look!joyjoy

Mary Z. Cox
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
last year
63 posts

Charley @ 6 Months :)

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
last year
1,329 posts

Hey, Bull Terrier named Gary!  So nice you can foster, @paula!   

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,105 posts

Oh my. What a 'squishable' nose Gary has!  bighug




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paula
@paula
last year
7 posts

We're currently fostering this fellow. His name is Gary. Bull Terrier.

Cheers,

Paula

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Sam
Sam
@sam
last year
167 posts

Kitty heaven winky




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,105 posts

Our cat Teddy taking a nap in our bed today...

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,105 posts

Both are very cute!




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updated by @strumelia: 05/27/21 08:08:53PM
Mary Z. Cox
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
last year
63 posts

Charley & Violet @ 4 months  

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,105 posts

Paul Rappell:

"This'll do. Please don't close it."

...doing her best cashmere sweater imitation.

This is familiar stuff to me.  ;)




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Paul Rappell
Paul Rappell
@paul-rappell
last year
31 posts

"This'll do. Please don't close it."

Susie
Susie
@susie
last year
482 posts

David Bennett:

As Rockwell sang back in the '80s, "I always feel like somebody's watchin' me"

Love it!

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
last year
58 posts

As Rockwell sang back in the '80s, "I always feel like somebody's watchin' me"

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,105 posts

Paul that's too funny!




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Paul Rappell
Paul Rappell
@paul-rappell
last year
31 posts

Shelby (a.k.a. Schlubby) and Angus got along. Or, I should say, Schlubby tolerated Angus. She was known to swat him from time to time. In our household the smaller pets ruled. We had a very small bunny, Abby, who jumped up onto the back of a sofa and bit Schlubby on the stomach. He chomped down and held on when she jumped off. The cats gave that little bun a wide berth.

Mary
Mary
@mary
last year
4 posts

I don't have a pet right now. However, my sister's beagle, Madison, loves the dulcimer. She has told me that she prefers the dulcimer & singing over instrumental. 

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,105 posts

Schlubby has the sweetest facial expression, who could resist her?
It's good that you can give her the love and reassurance she needs after losing her furry companion.  kittywink




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Paul Rappell
Paul Rappell
@paul-rappell
last year
31 posts

Little Shelby, a.k.a. Schlubby, turned 15 on the Ides of March. She's doing fairly well in spite of hyperthyroidism. She's on a salt-free diet, which means fewer treats. She's skinny enough as it is. Her behaviour changed after Angus died. She's acting much more needy now, and often calls out when we're out of sight. Still, she has always had a great attitude and cooperates when anything, such as cutting her nails or being checked by the vet, needs to be done.

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
last year
1,329 posts

I'm glad Elvis had good final months, @mary-z-cox !  Enjoy Charley!  Pets are family.  <3

Mary Z. Cox
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
last year
63 posts

Thanks for asking. Elvis passed last June at 15 (he had a tumor on his aorta & finally his back broke) but he had an excellent last year with several beach camping trips & a fall mountain excursion in which he was able to escape and join old man McCalls bear hunting dog pack for a night of intense hound excitement. (they were poaching on our land) But he was like a puppy until the last month or two.  We have been 9 months without a basset & just got Charley last week.  He is one of the most intelligent puppies I have ever seen & Bob & I feel like new parents again.

Keep picking,

Mary Z. Cox

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,105 posts

That's real cute, Mary!
Do you still have either of your previous two bassets?

That dinner looks great too.  :)




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Mary Z. Cox
Mary Z. Cox
@mary-z-cox
last year
63 posts

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,105 posts

They look very sweet Venni!
I've had a rabbit or two during my lifetime of pet keeping, too.  nod




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Venni aka Adrianne
Venni aka Adrianne
@venni
last year
21 posts

Here is my cat Valerie

And my bunny June

Richard Streib
Richard Streib
@richard-streib
last year
198 posts

The blessings of cats.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
last year
2,105 posts

Our cat Sheba (aka BooBoo) carefully wrapped herself up in the top sheet like a burrito this morning, while I had the comforter and bedspread off being washed...
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Of course the whole reason I had to take off the blankets to wash them was because 'someone' hurled up a big hairball on the bed when we weren't watching. Cats. This is why we can't have nice things.

BooBoo hiding her shame...

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dulcinina
@dulcinina
2 years ago
85 posts

Our little stray who showed up just shy of a year ago has us so well trained.  It's amazing how we cater to her.  She jumps on our laps for a short time, but it hs to be her decision.  And we are so honored.  Love that little critter.

Anne Maguire
Anne Maguire
@anne-maguire
2 years ago
2 posts

Bran the black rescue cat from Christmas 2016 has turned into snuggly little cuddle-bug, especially since the dog arrived in February. He will now come and sit on my lap for cuddles and a sleep - voluntarily! I think it has a lot to do with senior cat Pug keeping away, avoiding the dog, and leaving the lap free. He even comes looking for nighttime snoozing under the doona!

When the dog is outside Pug will come for his usual "leg spot", and Bran will hop up for the "lap spot"! Now all I have to do is get all three in the right places at the same time!

There is still a little friction, because Biddy wants to play with the cats, but the cat don't want to play with her! Bran smacked her the other night, but without claws - just a little warning 'don't you dare do that'!

Patience, patience, patience!


updated by @anne-maguire: 07/26/20 07:45:53PM
Susie
Susie
@susie
2 years ago
482 posts

Beautiful pets in this thread!

Anne Maguire
Anne Maguire
@anne-maguire
2 years ago
2 posts

Your big blue looks like my late Humbug would have looked with a few more years under his fur!

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
2,105 posts

We have three cats. Our big handsome grey boy cat Teddy is usually sweet, but he's very big and strong and turns into a powerful deadly tiger when any vets try to examine him. Imagine our dread when we found out he has to get a medicine drop in his one troublesome eye twice a day ...as in forever. Yikes!

At first he fought it a bit, but we kept turning the event into a petting/brushing mini session after his drop...he loooves being petted or brushed. So now two months later he absolutely demands we give him his eye drop twice a day, coming to get us, meowing loudly and leading us to the bedroom where we sit on the bed to give him his eye drop and then the reward of 30 seconds of petting or brushing. It's too funny! he gets so excited and in the middle of giving the drop he starts purring so hard he rumbles.  thumbsup   That's when we call him Rumble Purr Teddy.

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 years ago
2,105 posts

@anne-maguire , nice to see you checking in! I hope those animules all realize how lucky they are and settle into polite behavior, adding extra joy to your life.  :)

@buckeye67 : sorry i missed seeing your post til now.  Those 3 "curs" are quite camera-ready and appealing! The genetics must have been a good match to produce that handsome brindle boy Sam!




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Anne Maguire
Anne Maguire
@anne-maguire
2 years ago
2 posts

Well, rescue dog Biddy is well and truly settled, and has, I think, accepted this as her permanent home - at least I hope so! There was someone running past the house and over the bridge a couple of nights ago - she went off like a bomb!! Very big, deep barks and growls - took a while to settle her down. 

Senior cat and her still at loggerheads - problem is, Pug runs from dogs, as the last dog he had anything to do with tried to eat him! Junior cat gradually becoming more and more at ease. Not cuddle up together friends yet, but while Biddy was asleep last night he did come up to the lounge, stood up to investigate a dangling dog paw, then just walked away. I think they will end up friends.

So, all working out for the best, for now!

Buckeye67
Buckeye67
@buckeye67
2 years ago
4 posts

Hey everyone,

Here are my three Original Mountain Curs - Ben, Grace and their baby (who's bigger than both of them) Sam

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updated by @buckeye67: 02/12/20 10:59:16AM
Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
2 years ago
86 posts

 

Hazel, my Great Dane loves the snow.

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