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Show off pics of your pets, tell stories, anything you want to share about those special animals in your life Smiley Happy Post as much and as often as you want!




Here are are my fluff babies DJ and Gunner (also called Lulu or Lou). They are mother and daughter. DJ is my baby and Gunner is a daddy's girl. They are approximately 9 years old and very spoiled!

This is DJ. She loves to be near me.
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Miss Gunner Lou loves her catnip carrot
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@Titian06 Sorry to see that you are going through tough times right now. I had a cat who was diagnosed with leukemia when he was roughly 5 years old and we had no choice but to put him down because he was in so much pain. He spent all day in one spot beside the couch and while he didn't meow, he did not move from that spot for a good two days. He refused to eat or drink water and would use the bathroom in that same spot. It sounds like your baby is in better condition, though, so I will send you good vibes in hopes that she gets better and hopefully your vet can give you some options. Best wishes!

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Oh I'm so sorry @Titian06 . I don't know anything about medical conditions but I do know it is so heartbreaking and deviststimg when your best little furry friend is suffering. I'll keep you and Isabella in my thoughts and prayers <3 sending you lots of Hugs

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So I figured I would add to the thread of cuteness.

 

This one here is Zelda:

 

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She seems to understand that when I start pointing the flat rectangle at her that makes clicking sounds, that she needs to look extra cute.

 

She's an opinionated, cranky, 14 year old lady.  She lets me know if I'm listening to music she hates and shares her opinions on my perfume selection.  She came to my home when she was 2 after being taken from an abusive family.  She is so much more happy and confident than she was 12 years ago.  And yes, she is just as soft as she feels.

 

This is Zergling:

 

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This picture was taken on the day I had to put him to sleep.  Smiley Sad  He was suffering from double kidney failure and at that point we were giving him fluids subcutaneously via IV, which he hated.  It was a very hard choice, but he was suffering so much that I felt it was the kindest thing I could do for him.

 

He always LOVED the Sephora boxes and I used to joke that he was my GWP.  He was very intelligent.  He used to try to open the doors by reaching up and batting at the door knobs.  If I'd had latch handles, nothing would have been safe!

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@ghrelin,

 I love the photos of both of your kitties. Zelda and Zergling  both are so cute!  I can so relate to the "cat in the box" photo!

I had to have my 17 year old cat put to sleep just after Thanksgiving,and I agree that it's a hard choice, but  sometimes relieving their suffering is the best that we can do for our furry friends.  I still hate not having him here, though.  

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@tsavorite  Thank you.  

 

I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. Smiley Sad  Yeah it is really so hard to let go even when it's to stop them from suffering.  I think time helps, but even now, a year and a half later, I still miss him and it doesn't feel real that he's gone.  My heart goes out to you for your loss.

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such sweet kitties!! so sorry to hear about Zergling Smiley Sad loosing an animal is tough. glad to see Zelda got a good home and gets lots of love!

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@samls324  Thanks!   Yes, he was a good cat.  It was hard to let him go.  Zelda is such a spoiled old lady!  

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Oh goodness @ghrelin Zelda is so adorable - I love her pawsome picture! Cat Happy I'm sorry to hear about Zergling Cat Sad that was a difficult decision but as his mommy, you did the right thing.  Heart  Thanks for sharing your adorable babies with us!!

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@ZombieMetroAnt  I wish I was as photogenic as Zelda!  She really does start posing when I snap pictures of her.  It's so adorable.

 

Yes... it was difficult.  But he was so ill that I was worried he would pass away alone while I was out of the house.  He would cry at me to pick him up and hold him and I'd walk back and forth in the living room, rubbing his back and singing to him.  If I stopped he would cry again.  It was heartbreaking.

 

I opted to pay extra to have him put to sleep at home so he wouldn't be anxious in his last moments and so that Zelda could sniff him and know that he's passed away so she wouldn't look for him after he was gone.

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Oh my goodness!  You are such an amazing mom Heart @ghrelin  Heart  what a sweet story - please don't be a stranger and share as many pics as you'd like of lady Zelda and your heavenly boy, Zergling!

 

Sending you lots of virtual hugs!!  

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@ZombieMetroAnt  Thanks Smiley Happy  I really appreciate it.  

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My little Pumpkin doing her best hyena impression today. 

 

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She is sooooo cute!

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This is Rowdy. He's my long-haired dachshund!976928_4843547771556_960754210_o.jpg

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He's so cute!  I bet those eyes get him a lot of treats, he looks like "Hey Mom, got any more of those yummy snacks?"

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@missalysia,

 I love long-haired dachshunds!  What a sweet-looking doggie!  Darling Rowdy!  Smiley Happy

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Ahhh he's too cute. Look at those eyes he's giving you. He loves his mama!

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Um, where do I apply?! Cat Happy

 

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This looks like fun, it would be neat to house sit a place with fun dogs and horses!

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@ZombieMetroAnt No way, I didn't know there was such a thing! I'd love to do this for a living too. 

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@ZombieMetroAnt i am literally a pet care professional for a living, and i want to quit my job to do this!! holy moly!!