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#21 janey

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 05:17 PM

We should all write a book on Pet Therapy! It looks like we are all including these wonderful animals in our lives because we know how comforting and healing they can be.

I have two wonderful cats and 5 turtles. Even though the turtles don't crawl in your lap, and in reality, just want to be left alone - they are still very fun to watch, feed and feel like we're taking care of them. This weekend was very exciting because I finally found the fifth turtle. I thought she had died with the cold winter, but viola - there she was crawling along the wall. Apparently she has found enough bugs to eat on her own. Of course I never know who's doing all the eating.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 04:50 AM

HA Jefa
Guess what? We own a wild bird speciality shop, so we feed lots of wild life, and living at the beach we also are nest parents for sea turtles!!! There due to hatch in about 6 days!!!
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 06:31 AM

Gareth and I have an 11 years old Newfoundland 'pup' who weighs in at 144#'s!!! He's such a sweet heart........so old and lethargic now, though. We also have a 13 years old cat neamed Hershey.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 02:45 PM

Erin, your parrotlet is beautiful (but, please don't tell HIM that...lol)
I am a pet lover, from the word GO, so I love this topic :rolleyes:

My hubby and I adopted a poodle (she's now 10)... in November. Her "mama" passed away, so the grand-daughter put her in the paper for adoption. I am so thankful we are the ones who fell heir to her, as she fits perfectly in our family :rolleyes: In June, we moved in to become caregivers to my 81 yr old mother, who dearly loves "Baby-girl" as much as we do!... A true match :D
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Posted 06 September 2007 - 08:09 PM

I adore animals and if I had my way we would have even more then what we do. We have two king charles Cavalier spaniels a blenheim and a ruby, they are very affectionate and give lots of love and enjoyment when you need it, 2 cockatiels which love to chat and are very friendly, tropical fish, and an avary of finches. Thats it atm as we lost our seahorses last week so I will be looking at getting something new once I get over that.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:07 AM

Sharon,
Your house sounds a little like ours...the dogs, birds and fish...oh my! Makes for a very fun house. There is always something going on isn't there!

Sorry about your little sea horse. What were you thinking about for your next saltwater fish? Have you ever heard of a Cow fish? We used to have them. They are pretty social and their lips and horns are so funny. I would love to get another some time.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 05:01 AM

hi everyone.
i pheasant hunt in the fall, so of course I have hunting dogs (smile). they're three labs...mother (Lady), father (my best buddy Gunner), and their son Bobby Jack.

i also have a couple of families of squirrels that nest in the trees in my back yard. and lots of beautiful crows. I count them as family, too. I refer to them as my "woodland friends", lol. to my family I'm terribly corny.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:41 PM

Erin

We love our animals it helps give me something to focus on. I grew up on a farm and bought home all sorts of strays from the bush from turtles to rabbits to galahs. Some things never change would still like to bring home every animal in the pet shop except the rats and mice........ewwwwww
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a little bent and broken and almost beyond repair!

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 08:09 PM

We live in kinda countryside with our two collies. We had a cat, but it ran away and probably got killed by a fox or something, cause we haven't seen him since. But within a few days we're getting a new kitten, oh I love cats. :) I would love to be a cat.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 09:10 AM

Since there are so many of us here that love our pets here, I wanted to share a little recipe that my dogs and birds LOVE!
(this is a gluten and dairy free recipe)

1 cup of corn meal
1 cup Red mill all-purpose flour mix (gluten free)
1 tsp zanthum gum
10 drops of Stevia liquid
1 cup of coconut milk
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup apple sauce
1tbsp baking powder
1 large egg lightly beaten
1 tbsp. chopped sunflower seeds
1 tbsp. flax seed
1/2 cup of cooked vegi mix (i use lentals, barley, parsley)

spoon mixture into small muffin tin (do not use baking spray..its not good for birds)

bake at 400 for 15 min.

freeze, or serve within a week...your pets will love you!
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 10:42 AM

I think Ari is finally feeling better. She ate, drank and explored. She loves the bathtub and sink. She's so funny.

I updated my photo... it's of her in the sink.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 11:29 AM

Oh I am so glad Ari is feeling better. She's beautiful! How unusual for a cat to love sinks and bathtubs since they hate water! Silly kitty.
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Posted 09 September 2007 - 07:29 PM

My cats have always loved playing with the water dripping in the sinks. They drank from it. The picture is lovely, peanut!
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 08:39 AM

She is soo sweet peanut. My dog likes to get in the shower with me and loves to swim in the pool too.
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Posted 10 September 2007 - 09:43 PM

This morning my husband told me Ari wouldn't get out of the tub, so he could take his shower. I told him next time turn the shower on. She'll hop out fast. He He.

She's getting better, but still not eating like I'd like. We even bought her tuna. Any one have any tricks on getting a cat to eat??

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 03:37 AM

Peanut,
Ari is adorable. I don't know much about cats, but with dogs, sometimes they just have to get acclimated to the new house and surroundings. Since she is apparently healthy, maybe that's all it is. You may try slightly warming the food just so the smell will be enhanced. And of course, try different varieties, but it looks like you already have. Good luck!
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 04:02 AM

My vet used to say, "They'll eat when they are hungry." :)
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 06:23 AM

What a great topic, I to love animals. I did have a Golden Retriever named Charlie. She was as sweet as could be, but we had to give her back to the Breeder after she had lived with us for over 6 years. We lived in a town called Ridgecrest Ca., they have a Base there called China Lake where my husband worked before he retired. Well, they make and test weapons there. My poor Charlie would get so scared when she heard the bombs going off, she was just terrified. The Vet. told us she just couldn't live there anymore or she would have to be on Steroids the rest of her life. We just couldn't do that to her, so the breeder in Pedaluma, Ca. found her a new home in Lake Beriessa, Ca. I will never forget the day I had to give her up. I was so sad and heart broken, but we had no other option. Two years later my husband retired and we moved to Wa. This would have been the perfect place for her. We have had our cat, Didi for 9 years he just showed up on our doorstop and moved right in. He can be a bit of a grump. He can also be as sweet as can be. I want to get another Golden Retriever, but my husband says no, so we'll see. It's not over til it's over. Anyway I am crazy about animals, I have had many through the years, they have either died of old age or Cancer.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 09:00 AM

Peanut is she drinking?

Are you saying she is NOT eating the tuna? You can try pouring tuna juice over her food. Also when they are not feeling very well sometime you need to feed them like a sick person - something bland.

My vet always suggested boiled chicken and rice. Sometimes I would just give her rice water over her food.

I sure hope she is doing OK. I know you took her to the vet, but I can't remember if you mentioned they did any tests on her such as for Feline Herpes, chlamydia and more importantly leukemia?
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Posted 11 September 2007 - 12:00 PM

Yeah she snubbs the tuna. She licks the wet food but doesn't eat it. She's drinking though. I have to call the vet and give a report. I hope she doesn't get hospitalized. I worry that it will make her feel abandoned (again)

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