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awatkins
04-25-2005, 10:04 PM
I thought it would be fun to see what sorts of companion animals we keep. Take part in the poll, being sure to click on all selections that pertain to you. Then feel free to post their names, ages, and any interesting stuff about them!

paprikapink
04-25-2005, 10:52 PM
I clicked on cats and fish because we actually currently have those. Although how those fish are surviving in that tank is beyond me.

I also consider our family dog-owners, although we don't currently have a dog. Haven't replaced our old girl Belle since she died a year ago. Got big plans for a small dog come September.

-paprika

Jamesaritchie
04-26-2005, 12:52 AM
We have a domestic shorthair cat named Mystique, and a Maine Coon named Reflection. Both are just over a year old. Mystique was supposed to be named "Wolverine." Then my son learned it was a female cat.

Reflection got his name because when we first saw him he was sitting outside our window, and our kitten was sitting inside. For several minutes we thought Reflection was just that, a reflection of our cat in the window. Then the reflection walked away. You don't see that happen everyday.

Rose
04-26-2005, 01:06 AM
I live with a ten-year-old basset hound named Howard. I'd really prefer he was a cow, though, a cash cow! He's getting there: one of my personal essays about him was published recently and I have two more dog articles in press.

What else can I say about him? He slobbers. He drools. He gets his ears wet when he drinks and drags "ear tracks" all over the kitchen floor. He snores. He howls. He's a prolific sneezer. He once sneezed so violently he smacked his head against mine, leaving a bruise over my eyebrow. I love him.

Galoot
04-26-2005, 01:12 AM
We have six cats until the neighbor kids bring us another wounded one. We're the cat people around here. Tinker, Leon, Becky, Katie, Pilgrim and BBs.

We also have a dog. He has a name, but I don't even type it or he might approach me. I'm not a dog person. Free shipping to anyone who's interested.

And my daughter has a hamster or a guinea pig or a ferret or some kind of rodent. Oh, alright. He's a hamster. All I know is he gets free on occasion and the cats "help us find him."

maestrowork
04-26-2005, 03:00 AM
Is it true that dog people are usually outgoing and social, and cat people are usually shy and introverted?

Just wondering.

p.s. the only animals on the list I've never had but would want to have are horses. One of these days I would own one or two or three...

Galoot
04-26-2005, 03:08 AM
Is it true that dog people are usually outgoing and social, and cat people are usually shy and introverted?
Maybe, but not in this house. Mrs. G and I are both cat people and she actually leaves the house on occasion. Voluntarily! Is that sick or what?

Galoot
04-26-2005, 03:51 AM
May I be the first to point out that yet another DOGS VS. CATS NET HOLY WAR!! is unnecessary? Just, you know, before the first shot is fired?

Gehanna
04-26-2005, 04:03 AM
The animals directly under our care at this time include:

4 Dogs:
- Chance
- Shilo aka Little Girl
- Shane
- Sassy

2 White Domestic Turkeys:
1 male and 1 female

4 Roosters:
various types

6 Hens:
various types

2 Doves:
1 male and 1 female

5 Pigeons:
2 males and 3 females

1 Pheasant:
male

2 Hamsters:
both female

In addition to the above, we feed the Catfish, Carp, Crappie and Bluegill in our pond. We also have several bird houses and some feeders out for birds.

mudflat_marsh_hawk
04-26-2005, 04:40 AM
Currently I am accompanied by a pair of zebra finches -- Gavin and Maxwell, named after the author, Gavin Maxwell.

maestrowork
04-26-2005, 04:59 AM
Yes...that is sick. I'm about as unsocial as one gets and I am a dog person through and through. I don't like cats. Period. (No offense, I know lots of people who love cats, but to me they just seem like back alley one finger saluters. Where's the love?!) I love dogs.

Prejudice. My cats absolutely follow me around and are lovey dovey, but without that breath and clinginess of a dog...

I do like dogs though. Just don't think I can give them enough attention and take care of them adequately. Cats are for lazy people, and I'm as lazy as they come.

paprikapink
04-26-2005, 05:03 AM
I'm a dog person, with no dog, as I mentioned before. Of course, I also mentioned I have birds, and that's just wrong, so believe what I say at your own discretion.

Now this next part is true. My next door neighbor has five dogs. Weiner dogs. We're in a little suburb, nobody's got any acreage or nothing. I'm talking 6 feet away. Anybody walks past their house, those dogs go OFF. And when five dachsunds get to barking at once, you may not realize this, as I did not, but they sound like a woman going thru a Cruisinart. It's loud and startling. Luckily, the neighbors are very good about silencing the dogs right away -- SHUT UP!! GIT IN HERE!! YOU GIT OVER HEAR WHAT DID I TELL YOU!! etc. easily as loud or louder than the dogs themselves. And if the neighbors aren't home, the dogs will bark the entire day. And night if necessary.

Of course we're not monks over here. When we first moved here my daughter was 5 and since birth, if she has to sleep in a new place, she wakes up screaming in the middle of the night and sometimes can't stop for a good long time. (We're pretty unpopular houseguests.) Or if something scares her in the middle of the night, she screams. Like, five dogs barking and two people hollering just a few feet from her bedroom window, that'll do it. So, things even out.

But wait, there's more. Same neighbor works for the county animal control. That's how he earned our nickname for him: The BoobyTrapper. He keeps a cat-trap in his front yard baited with cat food. It took our cat Gus three times to learn not to go in there. The third time, Neighbor didn't bring Gus back to us. He brought Gus to the pound. And didn't mention it. When we went to pick him up (yes, we paid a fine for having our duly tagged cat be 4 feet from our house) Gus came home with a kitty cold. At that time we had a tiny infant kitty that had lost her mom and was just starting to eat solid food and a rickety old senior kitty. Both of them got the cold too. Can you say, "Vet bills"?

Not long after Gus came home, I was in my front yard when Neighbor drove by. I had to make a decision fast. Are we going on the pretend-they-don't-exist setting, or the pretend-it-never-happened setting? I smiled and waved. His head jolted, he waved back. He has been so freakin' nice to us since. I'm sure he'd still take our cat to the pound if "necessary" (that is, if given the chance) but at least to the extent that he's able, he tries to be pleasant.

-paprika

Cabria
04-26-2005, 06:55 AM
Don't like cats (plus allergic). Have a two year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Charley. This breed is super excellent with small children - very tolerant/pleasant dispositions. They are true lap dogs - want to be cuddled and given attention constantly.

Celeste
04-26-2005, 08:41 AM
Oooh! I get to brag about my fur babies!

I have two Doberman Pinschers
I have one Rottweiler
I have a black cat
And I have four foster kittens running around.

I love Dobermans. A lot of people have the wrong impression of Dobes as being aggressive/mean. But they are THE best breed! They are so loyal, protective, loving, sweetest breed you could ever want. Same as my Rott, he is the biggest, friendliest, clumsiest, slobbery clown! He's a monster. HUGE!

All my fur babies are rescues.

I just love them so! :heart: (I want more! Lol..)

celeste




I don't have pictures of my other Dobe yet. We just got her. Film's not developed yet.

So, lets see pictures! Post some pictures of these fur babies you all are telling us about! Come on! I love seeing pictures of others' pets!

Gehanna
04-26-2005, 03:28 PM
Awesome Dogs Celeste!

I once had a Rottweiler named Angus Santina Van Hawthorn. We lived in the city at that time and many of our neighbors felt afraid of him even tho he never did anything wrong. He was just a massive dog and I guess that's why they were afraid.

Anyway, we ended up allowing a family to take him with them when they moved to a 25 ac. farm. The last we heard is that they began using him for stud service....I figure he was happy with that. ;)

Celeste
04-26-2005, 03:35 PM
Oooh! That's an awesome name you have for the Rott you had! Although, they're all purebred, we don't have their papers because they were rescues.
So, where's your pics of Chance & the gang?! Lol...

Celeste
04-26-2005, 03:40 PM
Oh yeah... I can so relate to having neighbors terrified of my dogs. I just resolved an issue I was having with my neighbors behind me because she was so afraid of my dogs jumping the fence while she'd be in her backyard. They'd never, nor have ever jumped the fence. But she was so darned convinced that they were going to get her one day. Lol...

Jamesaritchie
04-26-2005, 05:34 PM
Is it true that dog people are usually outgoing and social, and cat people are usually shy and introverted?

Just wondering.

p.s. the only animals on the list I've never had but would want to have are horses. One of these days I would own one or two or three...

I don't know, but I'm a definite dog person who owns two cats and no dogs. Where does that leave me?

Celeste
04-26-2005, 05:41 PM
I don't know, but I'm a definite dog person who owns two cats and no dogs. Where does that leave me?

James,

I'd say that leaves you needing to buy a dog. ;)

Won't you post a pic of that Maine Coon of yours that you used to tell me about.

Wormo
04-26-2005, 06:48 PM
I'm the only person so far who had answered with Reptile but i'm presuming that inlcudes turtles. :o

As for animals, I have an evil dog that's possessed! (or maybe I just used super flash on the camera)

http://fs5.deviantart.com/i/2004/283/6/8/Possessed_Dog_by_Foxcek.jpg

Lane02
04-26-2005, 07:31 PM
I have two guinea pigs that I adore :heart: :heart: . They are super cute!!!!

I also love dogs and would love to get one - but I live in an apartment and would like to wait til I have a yard. LOL :ROFL: I could easily live on a farm with tons of animals!!!

bcg61
04-26-2005, 09:03 PM
I have two cats and several fish.


Buddy, my oldest cat, is 9 years old, black & white domestic shorthair. He's very much a cat - comes when he wants, sleeps all day, awake only to eat...

Max however is a catdog. He's 3 years old, and is definitely a dog in cat clothing. He fetches, he 'barks', he comes when he's called, he's friendly (he even licks my face and hands), he greets me at the door when I get home - I think if he could wag his tail he would.

I've written some short stories about his antics but I've never submitted them anywhere.


The fish are, well, fish. Mostly goldfish and a couple of koi who we rescued from my brother's pond (he was getting rid of it) that are living in our aquarium.

awatkins
04-27-2005, 02:24 AM
<-- That's Pancho, my beautiful, precious Orange-winged Amazon parrot. He's twenty-something and a real sweetheart. He's been with me for 14 years.

The little parrot picture I used for my first avatar is Rio, my Blue-crowned conure. I can't believe it, but he's been with me for 18 years! He will be 19 this summer. Such a beautiful little thing; thinks he rules the universe.

And then there's Taffy, my mixed breed doggy. My brother gave her to me when she was a tiny puppy and she will be 13 years old next month.

We also have two large freshwater aquariums. I love to watch them.

BlueTexas
04-27-2005, 07:44 PM
I have five cats:
Turtle
Java
Diablo
Max
Samoa

Two ferrets, Fuzz and Slinky, and an empty fishtank. I don't know why, but I can't keep fish. Give me a month, and they'll be dead.

All the neighborhood cats flock to my yard for some reason, so we keep bird feeders sheerly for the entertainment value :) The birds always win.

We are not dog people (husband recieved a nasty bite as a child), and both of our neighbors have dogs. One has two pit bulls that never go inside and bark all damn day, and anytime someone walks by the house. Why have dogs if they live outside?

DaveKuzminski
04-27-2005, 09:37 PM
My wife and I have tropical fish, though only a few have names. The betta is named Fish. The big cory dora is named Big Mama. The rest are too numerous to keep track of and most don't exhibit any unique traits.

Then we have four cats, three females named Jacque, Peepers, and Oscar and one male named Mr. Pitiful.

In the yard, we have at least four frogs named Frog, Other Frog, Another Frog, and Still Another Frog. We can really recognize only the first because it's the largest and it doesn't fear us. Instead, it sometimes comes out of the pond to meet us in hopes that one of us has a bug or earthworm for it. This got started when my son and grandson thought it would be nifty if they could toss a bug to it to see it grab the bug with its tongue and eat. After a few such snacks, the frog apparently decided that people were nifty to have around since it rarely dives into the pond anymore to escape notice.

aka eraser
04-27-2005, 09:46 PM
I have a 4-year-old Amazon Grey parrot named Lucy and a toad of indeterminate age named Stumpy. We've had him for a couple of years now.

My beloved Rottie, Gryphon, died 3 years ago and I can't bring myself to get another dog. Our last cat, Hobbes, died 2 years ago and I haven't gotten another yet and doubt I will. Part of me misses furry pets but I also enjoy the freedom that having fewer of them offers.

Celeste
04-27-2005, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by BlueTexas

Why have dogs if they live outside?

Oh! I know! When I see people leaving their dogs to live outside, in the backyard, I just want to scream at them! Slap them silly and ask them how'd they like it if they had to live outside!! Grrrr....:mad: Makes me so mad!


Originally posted by aka eraser

My beloved Rottie, Gryphon, died 3 years ago and I can't bring myself to get another dog.

Losing a beloved pet is very difficult. If I were to lose one of my dogs, it'd be like losing one of my children, I love them so.

You know what I think you should do? There are so many, many Rotts that are sitting in pounds, kill shelters, rescues that are homeless. So many are euthanized. I think you should rescue a Rott in memory of Gryphon. What better way to honor him but by saving another's life? :heart:


Originally posted by awatkins
That's Pancho, my beautiful, precious Orange-winged Amazon parrot. He's twenty-something and a real sweetheart. He's been with me for 14 years.


I love your birds!

I want to buy two Lovebirds. They are so pretty!


Well, people! Where's the pictures? I wanna' see pictures! :Clap:

Susie
04-28-2005, 01:32 AM
Hi, all, I would love to have a little doggie like a shitzu, but my hubby and I can barely take care of ourselves so it wouldn't be fair to have a dog and not take care of him or her well. Howie (my hubby) will have to suffice as a 'pet.'

Hugs, susie:)

awatkins
04-28-2005, 01:44 AM
Howie (my hubby) will have to suffice as a 'pet.'

Hugs, susie:)

Okay, Susie, we'll count him in the category 'other'. LOL :D

paprikapink
04-28-2005, 01:59 AM
I babysat a lovebird years ago. My friend had bought it at a fleamarket and then promptly gone off on vacation. The bird was a youngin' and needed, apparently, lots of human contact. And apparently it didn't get enough of it. The more it bit me, the less I was inclined to hold it. I tried to interact with it as much as I could, but when it started climbing down from its cage to run across the floor and bite me, I just locked it in and fed it till my friend came home and claimed it.

My boyfriend drew a cartoon of it called "KUJO: The Lovebird."

-paprika

Celeste
04-28-2005, 03:21 AM
I babysat a lovebird years ago. My friend had bought it at a fleamarket and then promptly gone off on vacation. The bird was a youngin' and needed, apparently, lots of human contact. And apparently it didn't get enough of it. The more it bit me, the less I was inclined to hold it. I tried to interact with it as much as I could, but when it started climbing down from its cage to run across the floor and bite me, I just locked it in and fed it till my friend came home and claimed it.

My boyfriend drew a cartoon of it called "KUJO: The Lovebird."

-paprika

"KUJO: The Lovebird"! That's funny!

When I was a kid I had a parakeet. I know nothing about Lovebirds. I just think they're pretty and thought I wanted one. But if it's gonna' chase me around trying to bite me, I don't know.... Lol..:scared:

firehorse
04-28-2005, 03:34 AM
I adopted Hedda when she was only a few days old; her mother had killed all the kittens in the previous litter (yikes - but apparently that's what they do if they think the young won't survive). Hedda's mum was a runt, and Hedda was an only kitten, a runt herself. I could hold her in my palm, and I have tiny hands.

I tried that experiment in which I held her against my heart for several minutes. Ideally, I think, you're supposed to do this as soon as the animal is born. Nonetheless, Hedda began believing I was her mum, and for many years (like SIX), she'd follow me around the house, even into the washroom. My past roommates have said they've never seen a cat so attached to a single person. Apparently whenever I left the house, she'd sit in front of the door and meow until I came home (talk about how to break my heart!). But because she was a runt and her vocal cords never fully developed, her meows are more like squeaks or chirps or, if she's really upset, maybe a croak.

For the first few years of her life, she had to sit on my lap while I was writing (and often climb on the keyboard). Now, at the ripe old age of eight, her separation anxiety is waning a bit - but just a bit. She's tiny, but she's an alpha cat: she won't tolerate the presence of any other animal in the house.

Geez, I sound like a crazy cat lady (I have a "Crazy Cat Lady" action figure :D). Because I'm single, though, it makes a huge difference having her around. I suspect that even if I weren't single, it would make a difference, too.

skc

Celeste
04-28-2005, 04:18 AM
Aww...I love her! She reminds me of a cat I once had named Onyx.

That is such a sweet story you told about her. :heart:

Celeste
04-28-2005, 04:30 AM
Originally posted by BlueTexas

Two ferrets, Fuzz and Slinky,

Years ago, back in '93 I think i was, I had two ferrets. They were the coolest!
At the time, they were illegal as domestic pets in my state. My cousin brought them to me from down south. My landlord found out, let herself into my house, called animal control and they were taken away.
I was so pissed! I tried like hell to get them back, but couldn't because they were illegal to have as pets at the time. Two years later, they become legal to have! They were being sold all over my state in pet stores! So unfair! I'll never forget them...

They were stinky lil' buggers, though! I even had them descented. And if you have ferrets, you know what I'm tallking about. I always had to bathe them. That stinky, musky smell they give off is bad.

I never found out what become of them after they were taken away. I don't even like to think about it. :mad:

kmm8n
04-28-2005, 06:32 AM
I have always had dogs. I had to put down my thirteen year old Golden Retriever last month (sob!). But, I have my German Shepherd, Dory. She is one-year. She got her name from the fish in Finding Nemo...my sister insists that she "has nothin' in her noggin."

I live in the city, across the street from a huge park. So, even though I live in a small apartment, Dory gets plenty of exercise. Dory sleeps in the bedroom and travels everywhere with me. I would never leave my dogs outside!

kmm8n
04-28-2005, 06:38 AM
http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/42704c01_10bb3/bc/Dory+009++gif.GIF?bfWCFcCBVKrW9J1j
Here is Dory at my parents' house....I just figured out how to post a picture. Yeah!

Celeste
04-28-2005, 07:47 AM
Kathleen, (Love your name!)

It might be my computer's in a funk, but the link doesn't work. Bummer! I wanted to see pictures! Lol...

BlueTexas
04-28-2005, 07:50 AM
Years ago, back in '93 I think i was, I had two ferrets. They were the coolest!
At the time, they were illegal as domestic pets in my state. My cousin brought them to me from down south. My landlord found out, let herself into my house, called animal control and they were taken away.
I was so pissed! I tried like hell to get them back, but couldn't because they were illegal to have as pets at the time. Two years later, they become legal to have! They were being sold all over my state in pet stores! So unfair! I'll never forget them...

They were stinky lil' buggers, though! I even had them descented. And if you have ferrets, you know what I'm tallking about. I always had to bathe them. That stinky, musky smell they give off is bad.

I never found out what become of them after they were taken away. I don't even like to think about it. :mad:

I'm sorry that happened to you. People are cruel sometimes.

Our does have the musty smell...I hate it, but it doesn't bother my husband, who is the official ferret keeper.

For anyone contemplating ferret ownership: they are a lot of work. Daily cage cleanings, house proofings, frequent baths, shots, chasing, claw clippings, training them not to nip and dig, keeping them entertained so they don't develop behavioral issues...and potty training success is sporadic at best. I could personally keep the company that makes Resolve carpet cleaner in business. Many, many ferrets get abandoned because people are unaware of the care they need, or think they'd make an easy pet for the kids. Not so.

Celeste
04-28-2005, 07:58 AM
For anyone contemplating ferret ownership: they are a lot of work. Daily cage cleanings, house proofings, frequent baths, shots, chasing, claw clippings, training them not to nip and dig, keeping them entertained so they don't develop behavioral issues...and potty training success is sporadic at best. I could personally keep the company that makes Resolve carpet cleaner in business. Many, many ferrets get abandoned because people are unaware of the care they need, or think they'd make an easy pet for the kids. Not so.

And keep them away from cats, if you have a cat.

One of the two ferrets I had, almost killed my cat. I always had to put the cat in the other room when I'd let the ferrets run around the house. One day, the cat got out and my ferret and cat got into a fight. That ferret was tearing my cat up! I had scratches and teeth marks all over my hands & wrists trying to break them apart. Lol...

They also used to sneak up on me as I'd walk across the room and attack my ankles! Lol....Ouch!

You're right, though! Ferrets are not easy to take care of.

doxielover25
04-28-2005, 09:39 AM
I own 2 mini-dachshunds (and yes they are barkers----but with a little water in a spray bottle....it does wonders to help keep them from barking so much!) Though we have had it mentioned many times from the vet and others that they are so well behaved (and they are). They are my babies and I don't know what hubby and I would do without them! I find it so amazing that 2 dogs can have such unique personalities!

This is my 3 year old Harley. He is such a mummy's boy! He is so very smart and stubborn too! LOL! He is kinda a prissy guy and hates to get his paws wet...lol.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/sweetangel25/1005F2047.jpg

This is my 2 year old, Maximus! He is daddy's suck! He is a whiny guy but he has so much love to give! Nothing intimidates this little guy....he has even tried to take on 2 huge Doberman Pinchers....crazy dog!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/sweetangel25/1005F2048.jpg

Our cockatiel, Rocky!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v206/sweetangel25/100_1921.jpg

We also have a Tiger Oscar Fish named, Chopper!

BlueTexas
04-28-2005, 09:44 AM
And keep them away from cats, if you have a cat.

One of the two ferrets I had, almost killed my cat. I always had to put the cat in the other room when I'd let the ferrets run around the house. One day, the cat got out and my ferret and cat got into a fight. That ferret was tearing my cat up! I had scratches and teeth marks all over my hands & wrists trying to break them apart. Lol...


You're right, though! Ferrets are not easy to take care of.

Our cats and ferrets get along well. Two cats dislike them, and so become scarce when they're out. One cat gets all lovey dovey with one ferret, and the other ferret plays chase with another cat. The fifth cat is pretty ambivelent. I think a lot of it boils down to individual personalities/temperments. I've heard also to keep ferrets and dogs apart, but have no experience there.

Celeste
04-28-2005, 09:53 AM
doxielover25,

Harley & Maximus are so darned cute! Adorable!

Maximus must be a feisty little guy to go after two Dobes! I have two Dobes and they are very prey driven toward small animals (except our cat, they love the cat). He's a doll! They both are! Rocky too! So cute! Thanks for posting the pics!


Blue Texas,

Man! My ferrets used to go nuts on my cat! I had to break up some nasty fights! Maybe it was just their temperament, like you said. But they definitely did not like the cat! Lol...

Celeste
04-28-2005, 09:59 AM
Oh yeah....I love the santa hats! I tried to get my dogs in to get their picture taken with Santa at Petsmart, but the day I called they had their last photo shoot of the season two hours before I called. I was so bummed!

DJP
04-28-2005, 07:40 PM
We have a kitty named Spinner, and he plays so well with the kids. I'd love to have a dog, but my hubby doesn't share my opinion. Maybe if the girls and I work on him, we'll have a little house dog one day.

thistle
04-28-2005, 07:52 PM
We have one idiot dog and one cat. We had two kitties last year, but Jim, my sweetie, got loose and...He had been a pound kitty and was an outdoor cat before we adopted him. Now he's buried beneath his favorite catnip bush.

Melody, our other cat, lost so much weight after Jim died. Her fur turned a frosted white (she's a calico)--kind of like my husband's salt-and-pepper hair. The vet's never seen it before, but all of Mel's tests are normal and she's gaining weight, so I guess she'll make it.

The idiot dog is a boxer who just turned one. You know how Tigger from the Pooh books bounces? That's Dave. He does this weird jump-spin-bounce when he's really excited. He has a stumpy tail that doesn't wag very well, so he wiggles his whole body when he's happy. People think there's something wrong with him.

We used to raise snakes for years, but my husband sold them off when he wanted to get the dog. Really, I drew the line.

Wormo
04-28-2005, 11:11 PM
I have five cats:
Turtle
Java
Diablo
Max
Samoa


Why is it normal for cats to have perculiar names? (except Max of course :) )

Celeste
04-28-2005, 11:52 PM
We have one idiot dog and one cat. We had two kitties last year, but Jim, my sweetie, got loose and...He had been a pound kitty and was an outdoor cat before we adopted him. Now he's buried beneath his favorite catnip bush.

Melody, our other cat, lost so much weight after Jim died. Her fur turned a frosted white (she's a calico)--kind of like my husband's salt-and-pepper hair. The vet's never seen it before, but all of Mel's tests are normal and she's gaining weight, so I guess she'll make it.

The idiot dog is a boxer who just turned one. You know how Tigger from the Pooh books bounces? That's Dave. He does this weird jump-spin-bounce when he's really excited. He has a stumpy tail that doesn't wag very well, so he wiggles his whole body when he's happy. People think there's something wrong with him.

We used to raise snakes for years, but my husband sold them off when he wanted to get the dog. Really, I drew the line.


OMG!!! I love your idiot boxer! He looks like my Alex! Only Alex had his ears cropped. When an ex and me split, Alex stayed with him because we were living in a house and I moved out into an apartment. I miss him!

When I saw your pic of him, my mouth dropped! :Jaw:

He's awesome! Thank you for posting his pic! You made my day! :Clap:

celeste