The Pet Thread!

01-15-2013, 02:12 PM
#1
The Pet Thread!

Here you can post what pets you have, give advice to others and generally moan about dog hair if you happen to have a hairy dog like I do.

I have one cat (12 years old) and one dog (nearly 3). The cat is a mutt that looks exactly like a purebred Maine Coonz (don't think I spelled that right) and the dog is a purebred German Shepherd who absolutely loves getting hair all over the house, in every imaginable place. But she's a great dog

It was a riot when we first brought the dog home as a puppy, she kept trying to play with this poor old cat who's never had another animal in the house before...I have some hysterical videos XD.

I'm sure some of you guys have pets besides idevices, what kind, how many and what are their names, if I may ask?
01-15-2013, 03:09 PM
#2
I've got 2 cats.

This is them sleeping:


And this is them waking up and stretching:

*the white cat may seem like he's high, but I assure you that he's not

They are 7 months old now and we call them Mačik (slovenian for male cat) and Mačka (Slovenian for female cat), so they basically don't have a name. Good luck trying to walk trough our door haha

Look at them and tell me they're not cute... If you dare.

01-15-2013, 03:11 PM
#3
Yay! I like threads like this My parents have a 2 year old golden retriever named Hebgen (named after a lake in Montana, I guess). He's crazy, but also very intelligent. Smartest dog we've ever had. Also the most obstinate, too. Silly puppies

Other than him, no pets here. I live on my own right now, and am rather lonely as a result of that. I wouldn't mind a kitty or a bunny, though. A dog seems like it would be too much work for me. Not to say cats and bunnies aren't difficult to take care of, but from my experience with Hebgen, I feel like cats and bunnies are much less difficult than dogs.

In terms of electronic pets, I have a 3DS and a Vita, which I care for very deeply <3

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01-15-2013, 04:15 PM
#4
We had a mutt when I was younger. He lived for 19.5 years. His name was Bobo! One of my brothers had a Schipperke dog ( his name was Skipper) for nearly 16 years. Right now our pets are the local squirrel community. We've befriended the matriarch and some others that are friendly and gentle. We feed them every day! Warning: Observe and remember each squirrel because they all have different personalities and some are crazy. They are intelligent and fascinating little souls

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01-15-2013, 05:03 PM
#5
Does Ninjackid count even if he doesn't live in my home now???

Sigh, I got a sad story to tell. I had a female cat, who I named Tiger because she loves to hunt, but one month ago she disappeared. Usually I take her in at nights, but during the day, let her out so she can play with some other cats and go hunt nice and pigeons. Sometimes she even likes to go on the roof of the house, and she overall was a good cat.

She was kind of a stray when she first came to my place, kind of between a kitten and a full grown cat. I started feeding the cat, and she took a liking to me, so while I have never really been a cat person, I gave her a home. Often when I was watching tv at night, she would come snuggle next to me, and I would pet her. She always liked to cling onto me with one of her feet, it was kind of funny.

But one month ago, she mysteriously disappeared. Really sad, she probably is in cat heaven I guess, got no idea what happened to her. Anyway sad story I know. Rest in Peace.
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01-15-2013, 05:53 PM
#6
Aww. I feel some of your pain, our cat Tush diaspeared suddenly about 10 years ago and we couldn't find her for 3 days straight. On the third day though I heard meowing in a bush, investigated, and there she was.

Surprise: she was pregnant >_< what a pain in the butt.

Really cute cats Primoz, don't know how they're so thin and fit. Tush is a hulking behemoth, nearly 20 pounds last I checked, though the stress of the dog might've relieved her of some girth xD

Here's a pic of my dog, Faith:
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01-15-2013, 05:54 PM
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I also like to take more "artistic" pics of Faith sometimes, here's one I took with my iPad camera while she was sleeping (noticed the damnable dog hair on the carpet...):
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03-30-2015, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by JBRUU View Post
Really cute cats Primoz, don't know how they're so thin and fit.
You jinxed it, the white cat is now fat.



Not really, he still has a lot of fur from the winter days haha
01-15-2013, 06:31 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Does Ninjackid count even if he doesn't live in my home now???

Sigh, I got a sad story to tell. I had a female cat, who I named Tiger because she loves to hunt, but one month ago she disappeared. Usually I take her in at nights, but during the day, let her out so she can play with some other cats and go hunt nice and pigeons. Sometimes she even likes to go on the roof of the house, and she overall was a good cat.

She was kind of a stray when she first came to my place, kind of between a kitten and a full grown cat. I started feeding the cat, and she took a liking to me, so while I have never really been a cat person, I gave her a home. Often when I was watching tv at night, she would come snuggle next to me, and I would pet her. She always liked to cling onto me with one of her feet, it was kind of funny.

But one month ago, she mysteriously disappeared. Really sad, she probably is in cat heaven I guess, got no idea what happened to her. Anyway sad story I know. Rest in Peace.
Very touching photo!
01-16-2013, 08:52 AM
#10
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I need to upload a photo of my dog!

I used to help out at the weekend at a rescue centre, walked tons of dogs, they were well looked after.

But there was one dog there, very depressed, he was born blind, a staffie (which now have a bad 'image' here in the UK), so a blind staffie isnt the best mix !

Anyway we rehomed him and its amazing how he gets on. He plays 'football' with me, the balls have bells in so when i kick them he chases the ball, even if the balls stopped moving he sniffs it out, being born blind his other senses such as smell seem to be much better.

He also listens to my voice a lot, imagine a car reversing, some cars have a reverse sensor. Its a bit like that, i sound mad down the local park but if i call his name quickly if hes near a tree he'll do a 90 degree turn, so hes off the lead and if hes walking/running towards a tree or something i can get him to turn, its like i'm his dog (for a blind person) if you know what i mean

One benefit is the wife cant move furniture in the house as he'll lose his bearings so thats good !

But hes very friendly, i work at home so hes always with me, one problem is if i'm away for a day or so (business trip) he wont eat and just sits there waiting for me non stop ! Too loyal ! As i tell people down the park 'its good in a way he was born blind, its not like he just turned blind, its like he doesnt realise hes blind, he thinks its normal'.

Amazing dog though, people dont realise hes blind the way he confidently walks round the park or runs. I'll always get a rescue dog now whatever. But i'll be the person who would rehome the blind 3 legged albino deaf runt ! Dogs like that dont normally get homes so thats the type i would always go for, the cute little dog will get rehomed in minutes