What pets do you have?

Discussion in 'Animals & Pets' started by Jack Napier, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Sahba*

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    I'm just melancholy & emotional, recollecting over the past 7 or 8 years of my animals, my pets... I don't have the heart to be active on this PF site today... I'm so very happy for @Tim! I'm just really missing my deceased pet companions!
     
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    James California Well-Known Member Donor

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    ~ This is the very reason some of us should always have pets. They need us. Taking care of these animals will help relieve the grief of the ones no longer here .
    Hugs to you ... :hug:
     
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    I know how hard it is, so sorry for the lost of all your fur babies. Each one of ours is special and remembered.

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    That's a really nice way of remembering them. I love the frames :heart:
     
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    Speaking of deceased animals. I just lost two beautiful white kittens today. One of them ran away from home, and the other one got sick today. It threw up, then it had diaherra, then it had seizures and then it was just lying there....dead.

    I've never lost an animal before, I've never had anyone or thing literally die on me. I still have an older cat, and a black kitten and my dog. So I still have company. But the kitten's sudden sickness(and the twin running away) is kind of a shock to my system still.
     
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    My condolences. Hard to lose two like that.
     
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    Well, the kitten that ran away came back. So that was good. But yeah, losing an animal suddenly like that(when you have no car and can't take them to a vet either) is such a hard blow.
     
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    Sorry about the little kitty but glad the other one came back. It's always so hard. *sniff*
     
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    Yeah, considering none of my other animals show signs of anything, that cat must've ate something it shouldn't have that night while I was asleep.
     
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    We have acquired an Eastern fence lizard. I took it away from our cat the other day. He is eating so I guess he is okay. Fed him a grasshopper.
     
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    My two Catahoulas Mosby and Morgan. Loyal, loving, protective and smart!
     
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    Today I'm in acute mourning as I reflect & celebrate the poignant impact Anke Liede had in her short 7 years with me. Tu morning she was full of life, hard working always, intensely focused on patrolling her domain. In the evening she collapsed & had trouble standing. With an enlarged heart with a significant foreign mass on it, her heart was having to labor with pericardial pressure on it from leaking blood.

    I am so thankful that I was allowed into the 'garden room', despite the Covid19 restrictions. With steroids & fluids in her from her day of ER care she was perked up, walking in to greet me. She lay down on a blanket with me on the floor, finding that familiar crook in my arm to lay her head. She was complete - at peace in the bonds of loyalty & love shared. With the IV sedative taking effect, I felt a sense of relief as her heart beats slowly faded away under my fingertips. I realized that my anguish was in what Anke was or would be experiencing - my sorrow only for myself in my tremendous loss. (I hope my sharing this helps some of y'all down the road)

    It's been a rough couple of mo. w/ losses but I think the sooner another GSD pup enters my life the better. My deposit is already down & I would welcome suggestions for female GSD names... Evita Liebe is what I'm thinking at this point.
     
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    I'm so joyful in my remembering my Anke Liede, So grateful that she was in the solace of my familiar embrace as she 'slipped away', So thankful that I was blessed with the years I had with her. I am so thankful that she was not separated for long in her ER testing from her "pack" her "family" - me ~ & drifted off into sleep in the same loving arms that she clung to as a pup.
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    Had a kitten die on me, several years ago, choked on a rubber band. Was over in moments, the guy was like "check out this cat" (I had just moved and returned to feed and (hopefully) collect them. Of 3, one died, one remained to feral to catch and one sits on my lap, (from time to time)...when he is not outside, pissing and moaning and fighting.
     
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    That sucks. We are getting ready to go thru the same thing. But each day that goes by, is a blessed day.
     
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    It's this time of day, when I'm first waking up that Anke would deliver A slipper... I've been balling my eyes out since Wednesday, despite the cavalier bravado that I may have posted in the 'immediate'...

    Anke Liede
    is gone... & I'm / its never going to be the same since... She was my Star, my reason for getting up in the AM ~ always cheeky & mischievous with the missing slipper shoe or sock, in the AM... (but she is gone)...

    I may have been brave with the passing, but I'm not dealing with this well in reflection, days out... I & the family at large are really feeling this as it sinks in. 'Anke Liede' was more than a "pet", she was a family member and in her absence I am feeling lost...

    (On a ranch, dealing with the orchestration of slaughter, this might sound antithetical to some, & I fully appreciate that...) - You just don't understand... & that is OK ~ the way it's supposed to be; I suppose...
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    I just recently lost my cat. She was the last of a very long line that went back over 60 years. I can't see myself getting another though I miss having a cat very much It won't be her.
     
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    My cat, Stalin, (aka Potato, aka Jerkass) is half (or so) siamese. He was a rescue my ex found begging for food (or more likely, attention) at the elementary school. He doesn't play, he hasn't learned after two years that its just as easy to come in through his kitty door as it is to go out (he'll paw around it and meow until I let him in...) and if I'm here, he won't eat unless I walk over and touch his hopper-fed bowl to symbolically feed him (but he eats just find when I'm gone ...or something else does). He follows me around the neighborhood like a dog, and only really acts like a cat when he wants a lap. He'll greet (read: beg for petting) anyone that walks by the house, and if you park your car here, he will spray your bumper for you even though he's neutered. He hasn't peed in the house ever since I hung an old towel over my subwoofer. Why he ever felt that the subwoofer needed to be routinely marked before that will likely remain a mystery.

    And he drools.
     
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    'Evita Liebe' (my name for her before birth) was born yesterday & I'm praying that she becomes a strong healthy GSD pup in the next 8 weeks that I have to wait for her to come home to me. I'm so excited, yet anxious that something bad will happen. I love my 'vita' already... :)

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    Meet "Guss" my pet, Eastern diamondback rattler.

    He was cranky that day!

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    GSD?

    Definitely an AWWWW moment!
     
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    Yehh, believe it or not the awesome aesthetic beauty of a GSD starts out as a 'blob' of black fur, lol...

    'Evita Liebe' in the puppy milieu... My point exactly!
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    Sorry I wasn't clear... what is a GSD?
     
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    Sorry if this wasn't clear... 'German Shepherd Dog'... aka 'GSD'... :)

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    German Shepherd.... lovely dogs, loyal to a fault!
     

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