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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #100 on: August 29, 2007, 08:47:14 am »
How do you get the photos to appear in the message box????

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #101 on: August 29, 2007, 10:24:51 am »
you can attach a photo by clicking on additional options (just under the box where you type) - thats the easiest way, espceially with no upload limits now.

or if you have a photbucket account or a pic of yor dogs online somewhere - you can get this to appear directly in the message by using the insert image button - (next to the youtube one - above the smileys.)

and then you type thewebpage address inbetween the brackets  with [img] written in them that come up

Does that make sense!?!

I might look into see if there is anything like that where I live - I'd love to get involved in something like that.
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #102 on: August 29, 2007, 10:28:08 am »
Hey I didn't know I could do this
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #103 on: August 29, 2007, 12:10:21 pm »



          I love dogs!!   They are so beautiful, and loving.   Cats are fun too.  My daughter has a handicapped Chinchilla, and She also has a beautiful dog.  Half Shar pai and half boxer..Is a dead ringer for Scooby doo.  She has a temperament to match.  Big dog but a chicken...
          We have a foundling, he is a purebred Norwich Terrier.  He and my husband are like glued together at the hip..He is an older dog of indeterminate age,, around 11 we think. He has glaucoma, in one eye and has to be medicated every day.
           We also adopted, or should say we were adopted by a three legged cat.  He is a beautiful siamese and tabby cross breed...
            I guess that makes us the home of a bunch of foundlings.  Only one of which was actually bought and brought home...the boxer mix Nellie....
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #104 on: August 29, 2007, 04:42:31 pm »
My cat Bonnie:




She was an example of a cat choosing its owner, not vice versa. She was originally adopted from an animal shelter by a family in our neighbourhood. But she chose to be our cat. One day she sat at the entrance of the house, I crawled her and spoke with her and when my husband opened the door she went in and upstairs with us like she had never done anything else. At first she came for visits every few days, but it didn't take long and she came every day, stayed longer and longer, we began to buy cat-food and finally I bought a cat litter pan so she could stay overnight or when we left the house.
Around that time, I finally came to know who's cat she was. I phoned her owners, the woman came over to have a look at her, but wasn't even sure if it was her cat  :o!.
Jeez, I would have easily recognized her among 100 black cats.

Long story short, it didn't take long and she was our cat, although her former owners still had the papers for her and therefore were the legal owners. Then one day she had a bad accident, she was hit by a car and was severely injured. She had to undergo surgery and needed much care for weeks. During that time her former owners finally gave me the papers for her, so she was legally ours.

We had her for nine wonderful years. She had the loudest purr I ever heard from a cat and she purred often. It was like she had a little motor build in  :laugh:
She died of cancer when she was about eleven years old.

Oh, and she wasn't a she, but a he. It was a tomcat, but we gave her a female name and always referred to her as she.
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #105 on: August 29, 2007, 04:47:24 pm »
awww.. cute little cat was Bonnie - and another Skimble lookalike! me you and Fabieen have/had identical looking balck cats!
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« Reply #106 on: August 29, 2007, 05:03:39 pm »
Awww! She (he) was BEAUTIFUL Chrissi!!! I love black cats!  :D
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #107 on: August 30, 2007, 05:46:13 am »
well Skimble brought us a present this morning.

I could hea rhim playing downstairs and then he was upstairs in our room. Jumped on our bed. then he jumped down again and was playing on the floor - with a little robin that he was gleefully parading around with in his mouth - not a mark on the thing but nearly dead... it only moved when he pawed at it.

I picked Skimble up and told Callum to remove the bird while I had hold of him. he was purr purr purring away - very happy fat cat this morning - but the poor wee birdie! And a robin too - soooo cute - if it had been a mongral bird I weouldn't have minded so much!
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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #108 on: August 30, 2007, 02:50:10 pm »
well Skimble brought us a present this morning.

I could hea rhim playing downstairs and then he was upstairs in our room. Jumped on our bed. then he jumped down again and was playing on the floor - with a little robin that he was gleefully parading around with in his mouth - not a mark on the thing but nearly dead... it only moved when he pawed at it.

I picked Skimble up and told Callum to remove the bird while I had hold of him. he was purr purr purring away - very happy fat cat this morning - but the poor wee birdie! And a robin too - soooo cute - if it had been a mongral bird I weouldn't have minded so much!

 :laugh:  :laugh:

Awww. Poor little bird.

I'm sure my cat would do the exact same thing if I let him outside. But he's an indoor cat. He never goes outside. But last winter when I had my mouse problem, he would sometimes catch a mouse and then run upstairs to my bedroom and drop the mouse on my pillow.  :P

And just like Skimble, he will be purring very loudly when he does it. He's very proud of himself.

We can't get angry though when our cats do things like this. Hunting is in their nature. But GAWD it's disgusting when it happens!  :P

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Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Reply #109 on: August 30, 2007, 03:55:15 pm »
Cody has been packing little creatures inside my house lately. He is most fascinated with insects... BIG insects. He will catch them live inside his mouth, and then once he's indoors he will walk up to me and "yawn", releasing the flying critters into the room. He loves cicadas, and he's probably packed 2 or 3 dozen of them into my house since summer started.

He puked up a dead fish on my bedspread a couple of months ago. I can't figure out how he got a hold of it though. There aren't any fish in my back yard. Someone must have thrown it over the fence.
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