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It's great when I see a random photo of someone's pet in their tank Journal, or their Avatar or posted anywhere else.

So, let's share our pets! Dog, Cat, favorite fish, lizard, spider...if it's your pet post it here! Mulitple pets and can't choose between them? Share them all :)
 

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Here's Shadow:







He was thrown out onto the mean streets of NYC & ended up in my parents' backyard where the feral cats were beating him up mercilessly. He was so people friendly and incapable of defending himself against other cats that he just wasn't going to make it on the streets. He won my heart in Jan. 2011 the first time I picked him up and he snuggled against my neck purring loudly and he's been with me since. Found out he was FIV positive (the feline equivalent of HIV) the day I took him in --- he went to the vet. first, who donated treatment for him at her own expense (and said she'd continue to do so as long as he lives). The day after I took him in, a huge snowstorm hit NYC dumping more than 2 ft. of snow. Talk about lucky timing.

The pics. above say it all: he's happy and healthy and adorable. If you look at the shots where he's upside down, you can see the white markings on his muzzle and chin combine to form a heart. That's what he is, too... All heart and 25 lbs. of lean cuddles.
 

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Very nice looking Dobe. The woman that taught me Conformation handling was in the bred for 50+ years, Breeder/Owner/Handler. Wonderful bred of dog.

Funny how you ended up with two of the most devoted dog breeds.
 

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Very nice looking Dobe. The woman that taught me Conformation handling was in the bred for 50+ years, Breeder/Owner/Handler. Wonderful bred of dog.

Funny how you ended up with two of the most devoted dog breeds.
Catahoulas are really beautiful dogs! I've never had the priveledge of seeing one in person. Love the puppy picture!
Thank you. My Doberman came from a breeder in Virginia. She has been breeding for many years. She shows and develops therapy dobies. Pretty cool.

I tell ya I own the sidewalk when I walk with these guys on either side of me LOL! Both are kittens but shhhh..don't tell anyone ;)

The big guy was with us for 7 years. We miss him. The pic was from last Halloween. But, he is still in our hearts :tongue:
 

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Everyone has such lovely pets! I adore Shadow's story, and the laying-on-the-back-floppy-paw pose - lol

Right now I just have two cats. The red tabby is Taz, and I got from one of my assistant managers, his brother found her tossed into a dumpster. She was roughly 6 weeks old when I got her. She is a big poser. She huffs & puffs and struts like she's tough, but she squeals like a pig when the other cat calls her bluff.

The black cat is Zazu, and she's the same age as Taz, I adopted her from a no-kill shelter to keep the red kitten company. I think Zazu was deprived of oxygen or something, she has very slow reactions and is generally goofy, staring off into space for hours. These last few years she just stares at me, with big moony eyes that never blink. I'm finally used to it - lol. However I found out this summer that when a mouse shows up, she turns into the Terminator.

here they are, both going on 13 yrs old now.









 

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She was a wild dog that we actually trapped in a Have-A-Heart trap on a Caribbean island. It didn't take her long to get used to free food and water, AND a chaise overlooking the ocean.
Now she is a USA dog and this was her first snowfall.
 

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Catahoulas are really beautiful dogs! I've never had the priveledge of seeing one in person.....I tell ya I own the sidewalk when I walk with these guys on either side of me LOL!....The big guy was with us for 7 years. We miss him.....
Travis is my 3rd in 20 years. Not a breed for a casual dog owner. I have to Mtn Bike him to really challenge him yesterday we walked 6mi.

When I used to walked these two, Elsa (Rotty) and Yukon (Alaskan Malamute) We got the same response. Which I never really understood as both dogs walked on my left side at heel and were very well mannered in town.



People would see Yukon 1st and everyone wanted to hung him, even people that didn't like dogs...like him. Then they'd see Elsa and freeze. :icon_roll

Of course a stranger wouldn't know that Elsa was titled in Conformation, Obedience , Rally, Shuzthund and was a Therapy dog. Yukon on the other hand would pee on people. Those two are gone now, I trust having a insane game of tug, waiting for me on the other side of the bridge. :smile:
 

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Wow nice dogs! My doberman is the same way when it comes to exersize. I have to take him for hard core bike rides usually between 3-4 hours twice a day otherwise he is a huge PITA! During winter, he becomes a sled dog ;) He loves pulling.

Both my boys were very well mannered too. People would see Ozzy and panic "Is that a pitbull?" I've had folks think Patron is a rottie...:icon_roll What? This skinny thing??? LOL!

I have to challenge Patron (the doberman) consistantly to keep him on task and focused. He loves to learn new things and has a real drive to make me happy at what ever cost. Incredible breed. I've never known a dog to attempt everything I ask of him no matter how challenging it may be.

My dad raised Rotties and Pits when I was a kid. My great grandmother raised Samoyeds. My uncle had Daschunds and my Grandfather had German shepards and Blue Heelers. If it wasn't for being around all those strong headed breeds I probably would not have been able to raise my boys properly. They're my first dogs I've owned.
 

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She was a wild dog that we actually trapped in a Have-A-Heart trap on a Caribbean island. It didn't take her long to get used to free food and water, AND a chaise overlooking the ocean.
Now she is a USA dog and this was her first snowfall.
lol - that must have been the world's largest Have-A-Heart trap. She looks very chic and pleased in her argyle!
 

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Who doesn't like seeing some pets-looks like you've got some bengals of your own-they look great!
We have Moses, and your right, every picture I try to take he is either in it, or about to be in it.
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And He snuggles:
Oh he's a beautiful snow! I wondered from the avatar if you had a bengal! They rock the cat world! More like dogs in my home. I have another bengal, but he hates his picture taken LOL! So, none of him and he is gorgeous! A 40 lb muscle-mania cat with rosettes. Have had him for years and still am in awe when he first see him in the morning.
 

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Everyone has such lovely pets! I adore Shadow's story, and the laying-on-the-back-floppy-paw pose - lol

Right now I just have two cats. The red tabby is Taz, and I got from one of my assistant managers, his brother found her tossed into a dumpster. She was roughly 6 weeks old when I got her. She is a big poser. She huffs & puffs and struts like she's tough, but she squeals like a pig when the other cat calls her bluff.

The black cat is Zazu, and she's the same age as Taz, I adopted her from a no-kill shelter to keep the red kitten company. I think Zazu was deprived of oxygen or something, she has very slow reactions and is generally goofy, staring off into space for hours. These last few years she just stares at me, with big moony eyes that never blink. I'm finally used to it - lol. However I found out this summer that when a mouse shows up, she turns into the Terminator.

here they are, both going on 13 yrs old now.









no no no...I believe you are mistaken. That can't be Taz! It is no other than "Puss in Boots" from Shrek! You have a star livin amongst you ;)
 
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