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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
yesterday
959 posts

Tigger is photogenic!  




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folkfan
@folkfan
2 days ago
462 posts

My way of looking at it is he is saying "Alright, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."  He does so well in having his picture taken.  My daughter is forever taking snaps of him and she seems to catch his good side.

 

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 days ago
1,800 posts

@folkfan , Tigger has got a mischievous look in his eye!




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folkfan
@folkfan
2 days ago
462 posts

He's about 10 years old, but he almost as bouncy now as he was as a kitten.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VurBc_QpUbs

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
3 days ago
959 posts

How cute, folkfan!  Is Tigger getting up in years?  




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folkfan
@folkfan
3 days ago
462 posts

Here's a recent one of Tigger. 

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Black Dog Bess
Black Dog Bess
@black-dog-bess
6 days ago
15 posts

What a cute puppy! Congratulations!

Barb

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

Strumelia, you got that right!  ;)




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Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
one week ago
107 posts

Awwww!  Wish there was a way to get someone in the future related to my present malamutt (husky/malamute mix) as he's got the best of both sets of genes.  How wonderful for you, Patty, to have that relationship to Molly.

Patty from Virginia
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia
one week ago
290 posts

Isn't that the truth?, LOL nod


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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one week ago
1,800 posts

Robin-  and maybe again decades later.   biglaugh




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

We're all a lot of work until we get potty trained!  haha 

Lucas sure is cute, Patty!  




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Patty from Virginia
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia
one week ago
290 posts

He is a fun puppy! A lot of work too until he gets potty trained happys

David Bennett
David Bennett
@david-bennett
one week ago
50 posts
Patty, Lucas looks like a fun puppy!
Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
one week ago
1,800 posts

Patty!  What an adorable smiley puppy face!  love




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Patty from Virginia
Patty from Virginia
@patty-from-virginia
one week ago
290 posts

We've missed our Molly dog and now we have a new addition to the family, Lucas. Guess what? He is related to our Molly. He is 10 weeks old. 


MollieNeuman
MollieNeuman
@mollieneuman
2 weeks ago
4 posts

That kitten is just to cute. :)HUG

Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
one month ago
959 posts

Good golly, is Sally (Anne) sweet or what!  <3 And I love the tune of the same name-- one of my favorites. 




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
2 months ago
1,800 posts

Oh my.... sweetness OVERLOAD!  love

Love the one little grey pinky toe.




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

This last Friday we were able to visit the kitten we're adopting. We're calling her Sally, or Sally Ann

 


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

Two days before Christmas our cat, Peachy, went to kitty heaven.

We're now in the process of adopting a rescue kitten.  We've made all the arrangements but can't bring her home until she gains some weight, the runt of the litter. I believe she weighs 3 pounds and has to weigh 4 before the rescue organization will let us have her. She's not a lot bigger than my iPhone 6

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notsothoreau
@notsothoreau
3 months ago
28 posts

I will not try and put up all our pets, as we also have five cats, two macaws and a cockatoo. This is what we call "2 and a half springers".

There's Jake, the terrorist, then Gary, the new guy. The black dog is Loretta, who is half springer and half Golden.

 

nigelbleddfa
@nigelbleddfa
3 months ago
38 posts

Yes, Jim, a Golden Retriever and the biggest I have ever seen. Sadly, he died at the early age of five years. We then got Ben, a Golden Cocker spaniel and then Snowy a Bichon Frise.

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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
3 months ago
133 posts

We just can't keep Lilo off of the cat tree

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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
3 months ago
133 posts

Is that a Golden Retriever, Nigel? 




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nigelbleddfa
@nigelbleddfa
3 months ago
38 posts

Joey

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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
4 months ago
959 posts

Old pets are sure special, Paul.  




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
4 months ago
133 posts

Great "Family" pics, Paul.




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

I posted photos of our dog, Angus (a Sheltie), and our cat, Shelby (a.k.a. Schlubby, a polydactyl) before, but years have passed.

Angus has been on chemo for cancer since the fall of '16 and had his right front leg amputated just under a year ago. This past fall he was operated on for a torn ACL in is right rear leg. The poor guy has been through so much, but he's still a happy dog. Here's a photo of him last summer, after his fur grew back from the amputation.

Schlubby had a bout of flu in September of '15 and we nearly lost her, but meds and hydration got her through. She remains a small cat, but seems to have an aptitude for Sudoku!

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
4 months ago
1,800 posts

Probably a car wash is the only option for a dog that size.  lolol




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
4 months ago
133 posts

She even has a Batman symbol on her chest...and that looks clean, too

 




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Cynthia Wigington
Cynthia Wigington
@cynthia-wigington
4 months ago
82 posts

Hazel is gorgeous - looks like she just came through the car wash.

 

jeffrey charles foster
jeffrey charles foster
@jeffrey-charles-foster
5 months ago
7 posts

what a beauty Hazel is Jim I bet she is a handful...

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
5 months ago
1,800 posts

Sara Beth has very sweet soulful eyes.  smile

Jim, Hazel's fur is so glossy and beatiful!




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
5 months ago
133 posts

Nice pup, Jeff.




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jeffrey charles foster
jeffrey charles foster
@jeffrey-charles-foster
5 months ago
7 posts

here is my dog Sara Beth.

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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
5 months ago
133 posts

Stoagie... she just chews them. Never lights up at all...LOL

It a gray chew toy that's just about gone. Looked like an antler when she first got it.




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
5 months ago
1,800 posts

Ok Jim.. so what IS that thing???  shocked




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
5 months ago
133 posts

Smoke 'em if ya got 'em

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Sam
Sam
@sam
7 months ago
212 posts

Great photo Jim. Love seeing your pups.




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

I'm a sucker for animal photos.  :)




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
7 months ago
133 posts

Her name is Lilo and she's an Australian Cattle dog. She has a mind of her own and will put Hazel in her place at times. Hazel is a lot calmer now when we leave her alone, now that we have Lilo.




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
7 months ago
1,800 posts

Jim, that's so sweet! heart

I forget the little new pup's name, and what type of dog he is...?




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
7 months ago
133 posts

They really are best buds. DSC_9183.JPG




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Sam
Sam
@sam
8 months ago
212 posts

Jim Fawcett:

Got up this morning to find Hazel squeezed into the chair. I guess she was comfy. My neck started to hurt just looking at her.

 

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Hope she's ok Jim. I'd need a neck brace after a few minutes of that. Great shot for a chuckle to start my day!  nod

 




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

Got up this morning to find Hazel squeezed into the chair. I guess she was comfy. My neck started to hurt just looking at her.

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HEWalker
HEWalker
@hewalker
8 months ago
35 posts

Strumelia:

Those pix of Jasper are simply the CUTEST!!!  What a terrific smile he has while being Captain of the ship!   grin

When I was 18 I got a mutt puppy at the pound, and named him Jasper.  He was a big airdale/shepherd mix but he had the typical scruffy terrier mustache and ears and I loved him.  Jasper was a good dog and I had him til he died peacefully at age 14.

What a sweet memory!!!

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
1,800 posts

Those pix of Jasper are simply the CUTEST!!!  What a terrific smile he has while being Captain of the ship!   grin

When I was 18 I got a mutt puppy at the pound, and named him Jasper.  He was a big airdale/shepherd mix but he had the typical scruffy terrier mustache and ears and I loved him.  Jasper was a good dog and I had him til he died peacefully at age 14.




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HEWalker
HEWalker
@hewalker
8 months ago
35 posts

Lois Sprengnether Keel:

Jasper fits his name.  Never saw a long haired JackRussel.  JRs are the original Perpetual Motion machine.  I can well believe  "He is the captain of our sailboat, he is the head ranger when we camp, and he rules the house!!!!"

Yes Jasper does fit him well!!!!!  Motion doesn't even explain it! LOL

HEWalker
HEWalker
@hewalker
8 months ago
35 posts

Robin Thompson:

Jasper is a handsome fellow!  

Thank you-we sorta LOVE  silly guy!!!!!

Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
8 months ago
107 posts

Jasper fits his name.  Never saw a long haired JackRussel.  JRs are the original Perpetual Motion machine.  I can well believe  "He is the captain of our sailboat, he is the head ranger when we camp, and he rules the house!!!!"

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

Jasper is a handsome fellow!  




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HEWalker
HEWalker
@hewalker
8 months ago
35 posts

This is Jasper.....he's a long haired JackRussel-rescue pet!   He is the captain of our sailboat, he is the head ranger when we camp, and he rules the house!!!!  We adopted him about 5 years ago and he is getting very white around the edges.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
1,800 posts

Caleb- looking good!

The hardest part with the brand new aquarium is having to WAIT for at least a couple of weeks for the new water to 'cycle' through its initial nitrogen cycles so that it's safer when introducing the new critters.   I can say that Amano shrimp are about the hardiest and are large enough to really observe well.  I had red and blue shrimp but they were very delicate compared to the amano.




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
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Lois Sprengnether Keel:

Must be only on the bigger screens of desktop as, thank heavens, it's not on my tablet or there wouldn't be enough to see.

Lois, on mobile phone/tablet screens, the Chat window is a separate page, accessible via your mobile drop-down menu... for that very reason, to jive with smaller mobile screens.




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Caleb Dan Bennett
Caleb Dan Bennett
@caleb-dan-bennett
8 months ago
23 posts

I just got rid of all my saltwater animals. I decided to go with a freshwater planted tank. Maybe get some fancy shrimp or something. I'm in the aquascaping stage right now trying to find just the right look. lol  Here's pics of what I got so far.

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Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
8 months ago
107 posts

Thanks, Lisa.

I will try to remember that.  (The joys of sporadic checking in!).  Must be only on the bigger screens of desktop as, thank heavens, it's not on my tablet or there wouldn't be enough to see.

Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
1,800 posts

Lois, click on this button to reduce the width or minimize the chat window:

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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
1,800 posts

Lois, I use the dirty change water to water all my plants, too!  It's liquid gold for them.  flower  I have about a dozen indoor cactus and succulent plants around the house... some are pretty large and they all appreciate the old murky fish water.  spaghetti




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Lois Sprengnether Keel
Lois Sprengnether Keel
@lois-sprengnether-keel
8 months ago
107 posts

Lisa, I enjoyed your tale of aquarium cleaning.  (Even though I can't seem to be able to reduce or remove the @#$! Chat box over the edge -- about 8 spaces it seems.) 

I try to clean it roughly monthly or so.  I store some of the removed water, the more muck the better.  This gets used on houseplants.  It's an old Native American trick.  They would add a dead fish -- obviously bigger fish than aquarium fish.

Several months ago I finally took a great offer and replaced my very old tank.  WOW!  Should have done it years ago.  There really is a lifespan on how long you can keep the tank looking really good.

I raise lots of fancy guppies with a loach and a catfish lurking around.  Aquaria may not get as much talking about as our "fur kids", but it's great to remember them, too.

Sam
Sam
@sam
8 months ago
212 posts

Thank you Lisa  hi

 




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
8 months ago
1,800 posts

Oh yes I remember looking at your photo site a while back Sam.. beautiful!

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I got off my duff and cleaned up my aquarium yesterday... long overdue.

My year old aquarium (which i do periodic water changes and maintenance on)... eventually became overrun with beautiful Java moss and Christmas moss... lovely, and the fish love it, but it was harder and harder to see any fish or rocks or branches... just masses of moss.  Under the moss was accumulated brown muck, so just cutting back the moss didn't make things nice again.  There was a lot of sediment and algae that needed me to roll up my sleeves to deal with.

Yesterday I spent about 5 hours completely tearing apart the tank to do a major cleanup.  I netted out the fish to keep them safe in three gallons of the clean top water that I siphoned into a bucket and put aside.  I removed all the plants and rinsed them, trimmed them and removed dead leaves, detangled them into neat groupings. Cleaned all the glass with a razor blade.  Took the whole filter apart and cleaned all the parts.  Scrubbed the heater clean.  I emptied the dirty water from the tank and stirred/rinsed the gravel, rocks, and driftwood.  So much sludgy muck!

Finally got the tank half filled with fresh water, rearranged all the cleaned rocks, driftwood, and plants, and got the filter working to clear things up.  A couple hours later things looked good so I finally added back in the bucket of (clean) aged water, and the fish.  By last night the filter had cleared everything pretty nicely, so I rinsed the filter sponges again and went to bed.

Amazingly, all the 17 fish seem very perky and happy this morning, eating well and swimming actively in their fresh new crystal clean world, exploring all the new nooks and crannies.  Frankly I'm amazed that I didn't lose a single fish during this huge upheaval.

Now it's fun to watch my aquarium in my office again... wheee! 

Here's the result (not a great photo but you get the general idea):

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Sam
Sam
@sam
9 months ago
212 posts

Thanks Jim. I need to put up some more Gracie pics there :)

Small back to nature site Lisa. There's a photo blog too where we post photos.




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
9 months ago
133 posts
Lisa, that's Sam's web site.
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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
9 months ago
1,800 posts

Jim, Sam said this:

Sam:

Great photo Jim. Can't see 'em on AN. Glad I got to see them here. 

 




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
9 months ago
133 posts

Strumelia:

Izzy is livin' large...  bananadance

 

Sam, Jim-  what's "AN" ?

Lisa, what do you mean? "AN"? Don't see that anywhere.




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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
9 months ago
1,800 posts

Izzy is livin' large...  bananadance

 

Sam, Jim-  what's "AN" ?




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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
9 months ago
959 posts

That's the life!  :)




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
9 months ago
133 posts

Looks like she's nice and comfy...not a care in the world now.




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cacofonix
@cacofonix
9 months ago
1 posts

So I haven't got any MD related offerings to share yet but I do have a very nice dog called Izzy, our rescued Lurcher.

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Sam
Sam
@sam
9 months ago
212 posts

'Hissy' fit? whistle




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Robin Thompson
Robin Thompson
@robin-thompson
9 months ago
959 posts

Vicious!  haha




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
9 months ago
133 posts
Thanks, Lisa. My camera is set at a high shutter speed. I let it run when I think I might have a good shot coming up.


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Strumelia
Strumelia
@strumelia
9 months ago
1,800 posts

Jim, you post the BEST photos of your fur friends!  How do you time it to so perfectly capture their moments of expressing themselves!?




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Jim Fawcett
Jim Fawcett
@jim-fawcett
9 months ago
133 posts

Really, they are getting along better.

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