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abefroman 01-08-2010 02:53 PM

What kind of pet do you have?
 
What kind of pet do you have?

Jeebizz 01-08-2010 03:00 PM

I have a kitteh!!

anomie 01-08-2010 03:18 PM

I have a lab / border collie mix that I picked up from an animal rescue shelter in central Texas. She's a good watchdog and walking buddy.

We also have a cat, which my dog found in the bushes one day. She is a very bad cat. :/

ProtoformX 01-08-2010 03:43 PM

Huskey/Wolf hybrid mix (99.1% wolf)

He is way over protective tho, I can't hug anyone or he will drive us a part with his snout, and if you ignore it he starts to show his teeth and after that doesn't work he starts to nip at the other person...

XavierP 01-08-2010 03:58 PM

Since "awesome dog" is not an option, I was unable to vote. J/k - I have a Siberian Husky. Who is awesome. And likes to play fight and bite.

brianL 01-08-2010 04:01 PM

I used to have dogs, but haven't any at present. The last two I had were a psychopathic Bearded collie cross (dog) and a very cheeky Jack Russell (bitch). Both were rescue dogs (from the RSPCA).

brianL 01-08-2010 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by XavierP (Post 3819425)
I have a Siberian Husky.

Very handy, considering the weather we're having. :)

GrapefruiTgirl 01-08-2010 04:04 PM

Our household has 2 rabbits, one boa constrictor, and a few dozen rats. My snake is my main pet, and the rats are both pets and snake-food. The rabbits are more my roommates than mine (her idea at least).

Sasha

XavierP 01-08-2010 04:05 PM

He loves it. Me less so. Though we have to be careful because the grit on the roads and pavements can irritate a dog's feet - and he will never wear booties!

smeezekitty 01-08-2010 04:18 PM

Cat!

Dinithion 01-08-2010 04:26 PM

My girlfriend got a 13 year old cat. Guess who is ranked #3 in this apartment :P

GrapefruiTgirl: I'm guessing your boa got an eye for those rabbits, huh?

MrCode 01-08-2010 04:30 PM

Cat. Not real great around strangers (she runs and hides in the farthest reaches of the house), but she likes to cuddle with the rest of us :)

brianL 01-08-2010 05:54 PM

Talking of dogs, there was an interesting documentary on BBC2 on Wednesday night: The Secret Life of the Dog. It's on the BBC iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...fe_of_the_Dog/

GrapefruiTgirl 01-08-2010 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Dinithion (Post 3819468)
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GrapefruiTgirl: I'm guessing your boa got an eye for those rabbits, huh?

Not yet ;) as she's only 1.5 yrs old but maybe in a couple years!

H_TeXMeX_H 01-09-2010 04:14 AM

I have many cats, I think about 7, but 4 ran away (not completely, they come by rarely, I think they went to bayou to hunt rats, I see 2 of them there once in a while, I've invited them back and fed them good cat food, but they seem to prefer the bayou, oh well they seem in good health so I'll leave them alone). So currently 3 cats that still eat cat food from us, 2 of which live in the garage and 1 outdoors.

I also have 1 dog, he has the mind of a puppy and is insane, doesn't bite tho, we taught him early not to bite. I don't really like him tho, he needs sedatives I think to calm him down. He isn't very bright either, although he gets a walk about every day or so, he has always wanted to run away and feel free. Well, he did at one point run away, and we found him cowering, wet, cold in someone's back yard. He was very happy to be returned to his usual premises, and he now is afraid of running away. Really, you can leave the backyard wide open, he won't run or go near the gate. I guess he learned the hard way, why running away is a bad idea, we didn't even have to spank him for it, hah !

EDIT:

I forgot, one special property of our cats is that we taught them how to climb both up and down trees. There are large pine trees here that can be climbed easily by cats. However, while most cats can climb up, they cannot climb down (and then I guess you have to call the firefighters), usually they try to climb down face first (which is not possible). Well, we taught the cats since a young age to climb both up and down facing towards the top of the tree, they are now expert climbers, but some are too fat to climb now. Although we did try to cut down on their food, they are very persistent in asking for more, even late at night. I wonder if they put MSG or who knows what other chemicals in cat food to make them fat and addicted to it. Maybe I'll try different cat food.


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