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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #840 on: September 25, 2011, 11:23:00 am »
Congrats to Ember on her certificate of awsome doggy-ness.

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #841 on: September 25, 2011, 03:50:01 pm »
Wow, good for you Fran for being so patient with Ember.  And good for Ember for being strong enough to overcome her shyness.

My Kabuki is a nervous breed.  I don't believe she was socialized much either as a kitten and strongly needed to be because of her high strung nature.  The airplane ride when she was shipped to me didn't help her mental state.  It's taken years, but now she lets me pick her up and love on her, when before she would immediately struggle to be put down.  I've always always always given positive feedback whenever I stroke, touch or pick her up and it's worked but I think she will always be a homebody.

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #842 on: September 28, 2011, 05:02:54 pm »
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #843 on: September 29, 2011, 04:03:47 pm »
^^^^^^^^^^

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #844 on: September 30, 2011, 11:41:48 pm »

There's been some discussion on this thread recently about the loss of a pet.  Here's an excerpt from Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz.  It's a chapter from the book titled "The Perfect Day".  Knowing his dog's life expectancy is short, a man decides to give the animal a day filled with all his favorite things:

"It was a gray morning when the vet told Harry that his dog Duke's heart was failing and that it wouldn't be long before he died. Harry was not surprised, but still, the news depressed him. Listening to the vet, Harry later told me, he'd gotten an idea, one he thought would pay tribute to his life with Duke and give him something to feel besides sadness and loss.

" 'Tomorrow, I'm going to give you a Perfect Day,' he said quietly to Duke as they left the vet's office. He would take the day off from work and create a sweet memory with his dog. It would be a special day, filled with all the things Duke loved most, as close to perfect as Harry could make it. He would take his Canon PowerShot along to capture some images of the day, to preserve the memories."

Much of Katz' book is about his own experiences.  His tone is just right for the subject: compassionate, realistic, not over-sentimental but not afraid of honest sentiment either.


"One Perfect Day" at http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/heavy_petting/2011/09/the_perfect_day.html

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #845 on: October 01, 2011, 05:49:34 pm »
LOL!

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #846 on: October 02, 2011, 07:29:15 am »
LOL!!

In Swedish we have a saying "being caught with your fingers in the jam jar".

I would say this is pretty much the best illustration of it I have ever seen!   :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #847 on: October 02, 2011, 08:30:48 am »
Brilliant Meryl!
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #848 on: October 02, 2011, 12:02:32 pm »
I snapped a few new pics of Blaze this weekend.





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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #849 on: October 02, 2011, 12:03:38 pm »


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!