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Discussion in 'General Topics' started by JAMES CALDERWOOD, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. Stephen G. Hlis O.D.

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    He is the tallest lab I have ever seen. He opens the 6' side gate door with his to front paws when standing on his hind feet. We must lock the door from outside the cedar fence.

    A 72 yr old rancher gave him away to our daughter when he was 1yr old because he would lead the other hunting dogs away in a game of chase, then return hours later when they were through.




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  2. Ron Redder

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    Rosie Mae the parti Schnauzer
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    Sierra's True Grace.
    We call her Gracie.
    13 years of awesomeness.
    We lift her a lot now.
    #everydayisagoodday

    This is our Christmas card this year so you get a sneak peak since I only ordered 25 tiny prints.

    Cheers!


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    If I had a pet, this is what I'd go for because their the best prairie dog cure. Black Footed Ferret.

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    Phoenix the cat in his impenetrable force field box. This is the ultimate cat box. He lays in wait for our 3 dogs. He is safe, in the box- and can see his prey approaching. Mwhaaaaaa(evil laugh).

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    Of course we think she does but this photo was taken as she jumped in right as her front paw hit.
     
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    For those who are considering a pet these photos and obvious love might be the convincer.

    Our household hadf one golden retriever, one siamese cat, one mix beed cat and a carry living harmoniously except when the siamese would beat of the Golden or try to capture the canary. Moving into a Florida Condo with no pet rule and the kids leaving home changes all that. We had a vet who made house call so the nuisance of routine exam etc was eliminated.
    That was 1992.

    Now the question...

    How much is the annual cost for keeping your pet including vet bill and feeding?

    Never mind the furniture damage.
     
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    I am away from home and my daughter sent me this pic of my cat staring at my truck and missing me.
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  11. Joe DiGiorgio O.D.

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    Wait. You probably don't believe in Mickey Mouse or Santa Clause. How much do men spend annually on golf, fishing trips or spectator sports? How much do women spend on purses, shoes and hair highlights? Dare anyone ask. The value--Priceless.

    Wait, what is this furniture damage?
     
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    So far no responses. Most love pets so much that cost of housings not calculated. In another topic I commented that most pet end of life decisions are far more humane than for loved ones.

    Furniture and drapery damage is a secret that cat lovers rarely discuss. Declawing is now considered inhume even it the cat never leaves the house.

    Cats love to use furniture as scratching posts. The more expensive the furniture and drapery, the better.
     
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    Next time get a pooch. Problem/Solution.

    Our pooches are well dressed. Who am I to ask how much this stuff cost? A man must know his place.

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    Hence nothing is too good for our daughter's little angel zzzangeldog.jpg
     
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    Cost doesn't seem much for small dogs as long as they don't get sick or hurt.

    Lot's of dog parks have vets come and give vaccines for cheap prices on weekends. Be carefull with water bottles, dogs can eat the caps and get their digestive system blocked up. I'm in the habbit of just putting the cap in my pocket when I'm done with the bottle and letting the dog play with the empty bottle.

    Chickens are kind of cool, they are real curious. We used to have some that would come peck at the screen door to try and get in and one would lay down next to the dog in the garage and sort of be companions.

    We had a rat once that we'd let run loose sometimes and he was a real fun pet. Smarter than me in some ways and he had a personality. If I accidentally stepped on his tail he would chase me around trying to bite my foot.

    Those ferrets rimind me of some sort of creature, maybe fishers?, that I saw while innertubing down a river this summer. They were black, about 2 feet tall, and stood tall on their back feet but could swim real good too. For some reason about 5 of them decided to swim after me while I was tubing.

    They started getting close, swimming underwater and then lifting their heads out of the water looking at me. I started paddling faster since my butt was vulnerable in the middle of the inner tube and I didn't want one of those damn things suddenly biting a chunk out of it.

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    My husband wants to refinish our hardwood floors. They are TRASHED. I tell him NOT WHILE WE STILL HAVE DOGS.
    So will probably never get them done.

    And furniture??? What's a little cat pee, scratches, dog fur, dog lick? What we save on furniture we can spend on the babies.
     
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    Here's Leo--we get to bring him home in 2 weeks!
     
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    river otters.