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what pets do you have

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:28 pm
by Russian Doll
we have one dog..cross staff/rotty called bruno

a cat called minstrel and a hamster called nibbles

also have four kids that act like animals half the time lol

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:09 pm
by MuddyWitch
Used to have kids, but we rehomed them!

Do the spiders in my house count? They all have names.

Then there's the greys of course, plus several tropical fish, only one of which has a name. (He's called Stephen 'cos he's a fry!...)

MW

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:14 pm
by Martina
I have a yorkie/bijon cross named Minnie. :flower:

Martina

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:24 pm
by MuddyWitch
Piccies plz folks!

Here's my two (again!)

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc27 ... 850159.jpg
MW

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:26 pm
by MKG
Just the useless poodle. Or maybe I should include all of the garden birds, because we spend an awful lot of time making them comfortable. And if I include them, I'll have to include the red-haired mice and the voles (and yes, they're Victor and Valerie, although I'm sure that the original V&V must be long dead). And the frogs, for whose sake I have a special lawnmower setting. That's about enough, I think.

Anyway, here's the hero killing a ... tennis ball :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Mike

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:40 pm
by Martina
Quite a few pictures of Minnie on my Flickr page.

Hint: She's the little furry thing helping herself to my leeks! :lol:


Martina

(PS. I have failed too many times at imbedding a photo into my posts. So I have given up for the sake of sanity)

PPS I am also the foster parent of a red-eared slider (turtle) called Dora.

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 12:42 am
by JulieSherris
One intelligent looking Burtie...
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One sleepy Ben - who was actually asleep whilst stood up, with his chin on my knees!
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And one extremely happy Jess kitty!! (So called because we have a red Opel Agila - a Postman Pat lookalike car :wink: )
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Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:42 am
by homegrown
We have Sandy a very large ginger tom, who loves rabbits so much he deposits there emntrails in our laundry each night and Bonnie the budgie

Eventually I want to get a beagle, but they can be rather costly down here

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:18 am
by Jandra
Cats:
Polo, the 16-year old black muggy a.k.a. the grande old dame
Thomas, the 5 year old Maine Coon
Mitschi, the 3-year old gray ('blue') Burmese
Iris, her nest-sister who has a cafe-latte body, dark chocolate points and a perpetual frown.

http://jandrasweblog.com/wp/wp-content/ ... asiris.jpg

can't insert, because it is too big.

Jandra

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:07 am
by ADG
some of them, plus another ferret and another whippet(Lilly) and her pups and two border terriers mother and daughter called Pepper and Poppy

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Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:48 pm
by missy
we have 2 birman cross male kittens (6 months old) and my son has a hamster

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:43 pm
by Big Al
MuddyWitch wrote:Piccies plz folks!

Here's my two (again!)

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc27 ... 850159.jpg
MW
we used to breed and race greyhounds in the 80's.... and kept them when they retired living till 12 or 14 years if memory serves me right.

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:27 pm
by MuddyWitch
Big Al, that sounds about right, most greys make it well into their teens. Most of them are retired from racing at 3-5 years old. The vast majority of the 8000 per year in the UK are put down after their racing days are over. Such a crying shame when they make such adoring, loveable and easy pets.

People think they need alot of exercise, which they really DON'T. Greys are sprinters, not marathon runners. One walk of about 1/2 a mile is fine. (Your average Collie needs 12 miles a day to keep healthy!) They are less likely to set of alergies too, as the have no fur, just a top hair layer. So they need coats in cold weather, but they shed far less.

Oooopps, turned into a rehoming ad, sorry. :oops:

MW

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:27 pm
by Big Al
MuddyWitch wrote:Big Al, that sounds about right, most greys make it well into their teens. Most of them are retired from racing at 3-5 years old. The vast majority of the 8000 per year in the UK are put down after their racing days are over. Such a crying shame when they make such adoring, loveable and easy pets.

People think they need alot of exercise, which they really DON'T. Greys are sprinters, not marathon runners. One walk of about 1/2 a mile is fine. (Your average Collie needs 12 miles a day to keep healthy!) They are less likely to set of alergies too, as the have no fur, just a top hair layer. So they need coats in cold weather, but they shed far less.

Oooopps, turned into a rehoming ad, sorry. :oops:

MW
we had bred a couple of 266 m sprinter champions and a 640 m champion along with many 460m runners. Ours loved nothing better than to be let off the lease in the god forsaken dawn mornings at 4 or 5 am on the local beach / golf course / area where all the rabbits lived. It was a pleasure to see such graceful animals twisting and turning on the scent of a rabbit which sometimes they caught, mostly they didn't but we had permission off the golf course owners to help keep the rabbit population down.

Re: what pets do you have

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:54 am
by Endie
I've got Renton, a black-and-white bruiser of a cat who I got in the second half of the nineties, and Sieleidgh ("Sheely", based on the Gaelic for the "Gid Folk"), who's a three year old border collie, and just as smart as you'd expect of the breed. It was a long process to help her be relaxed and friendly with pretty much anyone but me - they're a one-man breed by nature - but now she's the friendliest little social butterfly, even if she's not exactly tame. There's still just a bit of the wolf in the breed.

First thing in the morning she's queuing up to get out the door and run around, and she'll happily only come in when it gets dark. The wife takes her down to the beach for a few hours every other day while I'm at work. She's a canine battery: full of energy.


By the time she was a year old i was able to start taking her and her littermate (who i look after sometimes) up mountains: their record was about 35km and five munros in a day, but they probably did double the distance and half the height again. Only time I've seen them both shattered for 24 hours.

One good thing about border collies is that it only took telling them once to stay out of the veggie patch and they got the hint!

Anyway, her and her sister:
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