Post a picture of your pet!

Happy Birthday Billie!

More Scrumpy pics. I got a new phone with a better camera, so been taking way too many pics. Also, his human brother has been enjoying playing with him a lot lately. I'm pretty proud of how well Scrump plays - he seems to know he needs to be a bit more calm and gentle with him.

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tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Oh! Forgot about getting back to this thread. We have a couple fun new additions. I'm helping a neighbor with her new red poodle by giving him short jogs to get his energy out and train him. His name is Monty (short for Montreal). It's fun getting to spend a good bit of time with a dog! We basically jog 1 mile to the beach and back about 3 times a week as it stands. Once he gets a bit older and his bones fuse, we should be able to do my normal 4 mile runs or at least 3 miles.

Monte:

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And then there is Annie. We took in a starving stray cat that we thought was feral for like a month and let her be, but she got stuckish up a tree in our neighbor's yard and we lured it down with some food. She was super affectionate (my guess is she was with an irresponsible family with kids), so we got her in the garage and quarantined her from our other cat, Malu. Like a month later, we've got her tested and whatnot, and we have to quarantine them for a bit longer while she goes through dewormer stuff, but she doesn't have FIV or anything. It's gonna be interesting to see how they get along, because they are both pretty territorial and hissy so far seeing each other through the screen door we have set up.

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Soooo... it turns out Annie is gonna have kittens. She did not, in fact, have a spay scar like the vet thought. Woof. Got another 30 days to quarantine the two cats. They're both very needy.

Here is a picture of Malu from today. We're trying not to neglect her.

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tuffalobuffalo wrote:

Here is a picture of Malu from today. We're trying not to neglect her.

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Lies, it is obvious that cat hasn't eaten in 35 years. (Really though, cute cat.)

I'm currently staying at my Aunty's place, which means I've been making friends with this handsome guy. He's slowly coming around to me.

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Pretty cat!

Malla.

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I was going to post this in the "random thing you love" thread, but it's probably more appropriate here.

One of my two Labradors turned 13 last month.

Given the average Labrador lifespan is about 12, we're playing with house money.

The part that has surprised me is how (relatively) little toll age has taken on his body.

He still hears everything, including my wife's car coming down the street.

He still sees everything, whether it's any cat that has the nerve to exist on our street, or tracking a frisbee through the air and catching it (he's still much better at catch and fetch than his almost 2 year old younger brother). He doesn't have those older dog cloudy eyes.

If not for the loss of strength in his back legs, I would hardly be able to differentiate him from the version of him from 5 years ago. (It also helps that his face was always so white, any loss of color in his facial fur is indistinguishable).

By now, I expected him to settle into being the kind of "elderly" dog the Labrador that we had when I was a teen and in college did. Where things like fetch had long lost their appeal. Not for this boy. If I hold the ball up, this dog is ready to run, even if he has to two-leg hop with those back legs to get moving.

I used to call him "the eternal puppy" because he was so puppy-like deep into adulthood (even by the already puppy-like standards of Labradors). I didn't realize being the eternal puppy also meant he was going to have the kind of knock-on-wood longevity that my previous lab didn't.

Ball is life, and I know that as long as he still wants to go after the ball, there's a lot of life left there.

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A friend of mine had a Lab that made it to around 20...

Arya

Yeah, Annie had the kittens. They're finally after two weeks, so we can handle them.

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This is Flynn, the under gardener, helping with the weeding.

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This is Bell (who happens to have a bell on her collar) a friend from a neighbouring house who comes to visit a few times a week. If Flynn is sleeping, which he usually is during the day, I only have to call, “Bell’s here!” and he’ll come running. They’ll then head out and play together for a while.

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Awwwwww!

Kitties!

Oh my goodness, I can't handle the tiny kitty faces!
And Flynn's tummy reminds me of this IMAGE(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-b6O8qljYcmA/VrmmsCFFVxI/AAAAAAAAPCs/wBtDtbneY9c/s1600/calvin_hobbes_fuzz_therapy.gif).

Nice variety pack you got there!

If you live anywhere close to Canton, OH I may take a kitten or two off your hands.

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Adorable!

IllegallySmol!

Here ya go to help you on your crappy Monday back at work.

Malu:

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Annie and the Horde:

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Poor stray kitten momma. She should never have had to deal with all this. Her poor body has been stressed out.

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Brothers Otter and Pogo posing, with their boss Benny supervising.

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"Remember, ladies, don't approach the boys... Look with your eyes!"

The Matrix is glitching again.

So the cats have been a nightmare for lots of reasons. Main issue is we both work full-time. Well, I work a lot more than full-time. Our main cat is partially feral, and the new stray has worms we couldn't get rid of before the kittens surprised us. That said, they're all doing great and here are more kitten pictures. Currently our house has 3 quarantine zones. Malu, Annie in the middle, and kittens.

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Momma cat is finally getting back to normal.

Hey, 3 of the kittens are gone thanks to friends and family! Arthur remains:

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He's a snuggler.

Suki is the oldest of our 4. She's almost 17 and has some health problems - thyroid, arthritis, and about a year ago she was diagnosed with some sort of cancer in her nose. We took her to the vet 2 weeks ago and the vet was amazed she was even still with us.

Because of her ailments, she's on 4 meds a day. We had a 10-day camping vacation coming up so we decided to see if she could/would travel. Going to the vehicle for any of the cats means VET, which they all hate, but that is always in a cat carrier. Before the trip, we took her around the neighborhood in the truck a few times and were pleased with how she acted. We didn't use a carrier - we were trying to associate the truck and no carrier with an interesting adventure vs. getting poked and prodded. She was on edge for a bit but after 3 truck trips she settled a bit.

Our trip is almost over and she has been great. She does not like the harness, but she deals with it since she knows it means she gets to explore and eat some grass. She is relaxed in the camper, has her "spots" that she has picked out for napping and sleeping, and seems right at home. It took a day to get settled but it has worked.

We're so glad that we're able to take her with us. We know she isn't going to be around for too much longer so we have really enjoyed this time with her.

Here are some pics of her on the trip.
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-BEP

Awwww...