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Title: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on November 07, 2003, 01:49:51 PM
I'm determined that one day cats will rule the world (with me as their leader, of course!) Today, I ask you, the Clint faithful, to make a choice: are you with me, as a devoted kitty-lover, or will you do the dirty and devote yourself to the dog?

The choice is yours...choose carefully, as they said in Buffy recently*, you don't want to be on the losing side when it's good vs evil, cat vs dog...

N.B. This poll is completely unbiased in an environmentally-friendly non-stick fat-free kind of way....
*The last part may have been made up.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Agent on November 07, 2003, 02:30:04 PM
Today, I ask you, the Clint faithful, to make a choice: are you with me, as a devoted kitty-lover, or will you do the dirty and devote yourself to the dog?

Well, whenver I do the dirty I don't devote myself to no dog!  ;)

Seriously though, I am a cat-lover, always have been, although we don't own one right now (my wife hates cats).
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on November 07, 2003, 03:41:27 PM
I like cats...

But I love Dogs. ;)

I got a very special dog when I was six years old, and today, fourteen years later, he's still around. I realize he won't be around for a whole lot longer, but I think I'll always be a dog person because of him.

However, I don't want to make the cat folks feel bad (sorry Ally :)). My cat is around nine years old, so we've had her around for a while as well. She's one cool cat, too. 8)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 07, 2003, 04:30:00 PM
That's one fine looking kitty on your avatar, Ally. ;)  

But when you have this beautiful baby looking up at you .  .  . how could you not say "Dogs"?

(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/katie5.jpg)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on November 07, 2003, 04:55:49 PM
Sorry, allycat, I can't vote in your poll.  I own both and love both.   :)

However, after looking at Matt's dog for the last hour, I think I can be persuaded to be "nuthin' but a hound dog."  ;)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: misty71 on November 08, 2003, 08:21:18 AM
Cat lover, all the way :D
I used to be totally obsessed with cats when I was like 6-7...Now I kinda got over it but Im still a big cat fan

Meet Ozzy, probably the coolest cat I ever owned :)

(http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Nov/20031183576538451452789.jpg)
(http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Nov/20031182149480990746314.jpg)
 ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Agent on November 08, 2003, 08:54:47 AM
Here's my favorite breed of cat - a rare breed, very difficult to find in pet stores. Only downside is they're quite finicky, and can have a tendency to stray and get into mischief if you don't keep your eye on them. That's why I trained mine to be a housecat.  8)

(http://www.zrrifle.com/cat1.jpg)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Gant on November 08, 2003, 08:58:31 AM
That settles it. Cats it is.
Can anyone post me a nice piccie of Eartha Kitt.
Purrrrrrrfect.  ;)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on November 08, 2003, 09:00:28 AM
Here's my favorite breed of cat - a rare breed, very difficult to find in pet stores. Only downside is they're quite finicky, and can have a tendency to stray and get into mischief if you don't keep your eye on them. That's why I trained mine to be a housecat.  8)

(http://www.zrrifle.com/cat1.jpg)
(http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/sally/lol.gif)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 08, 2003, 11:06:12 AM
Can anyone post me a nice piccie of Eartha Kitt.
Purrrrrrrfect.  ;)

Ms. Kitt:
(http://iquebec.ifrance.com/catwoman/catwoman/kitt/Kitt_Catwoman-020.jpg)

Julie Newmar:
(http://iquebec.ifrance.com/catwoman/catwoman/newmar/Newmar_Catwoman-078.jpg)

Lee Meriwether:
(http://iquebec.ifrance.com/catwoman/catwoman/meriwether/Meriwether_Catwoman-002.jpg)

Michelle Pfeiffer:
(http://iquebec.ifrance.com/catwoman/catwoman/pfeiffer/Pfeiffer_Catwoman-091.jpg)

Posting Halle Berry's pic as catwoman might upset the women around here...  (http://users.telenet.be/eforum/emoticons4u/love/029.gif) (http://users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/crazy/685.gif) so I'll post a link instead: http://www.meteore.ca/catwoman/


Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on November 08, 2003, 01:50:06 PM
Sorry Mary and anyone else who couldn't choose between furry felines and cute canines - I did think of including an option for both but sometimes you just have to take sides! I was annoyed at that Cats vs Dogs film (or whatever it was called) because it was biased towards dogs right from the beginning. Although not entirely favourable to either - cats were portrayed as devious and intelligent, dogs as stupid and friendly. I do think overall cats are more intelligent and independent of humans, although my own cat contradicts this completely - if she was human she would be a dumb blonde (no offence to blonde people - yet another stereotype!)
Misty I love your cat! Mine is pretty too, will post a pic of her soon.
Matt, you're right - I hate the pic of Halle Berry as catwoman. Call that a costume?! What costume?!! I don't think she looks sexy at all. My favourite catwomen are Michelle Pfeiffer and Julie Newmar. I will soon post a picture of me in my very own cat costume if I can work out how to do it. Don't get excited though - I was only 5 at the time!

Love ally xxx p.s Keep voting - nice to see cats are on top! No offence to dogs - I am rather partial to a nice labrador myself (sounds like I want to eat one or something!)  :-X
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 08, 2003, 03:14:11 PM
Hey everyone, look at this beautiful baby!

(http://www.cox-internet.com/mgkwebpage/Angel.jpeg)

It's mgk's new puppy, to be delivered the day after Christmas.

What a beauty she is! (http://users.telenet.be/eforum/emoticons4u/love/643.gif)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on November 08, 2003, 04:18:33 PM
Matt, you're right - I hate the pic of Halle Berry as catwoman. Call that a costume?! What costume?!! I don't think she looks sexy at all.
I'm not sure if Matt was trying to get the feeling of hate across there with his emoticons. ;)

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I will soon post a picture of me in my very own cat costume if I can work out how to do it. Don't get excited though - I was only 5 at the time!

I have to admit, you almost had me excited there until I read the whole sentence. ;D

mgk, that's a cool looking puppy. What type of dog is that?
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on November 08, 2003, 04:24:58 PM
It's a Pug and I've wanted one forever!!!!  Someone very special let me know today that they were getting it for me for Christmas.  :-*  Can you believe that?

She's so young that she won't be ready until Christmas Eve but I have to wait until December 26th to get her.  Isn't she beautiful?  :D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 08, 2003, 04:32:44 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww mgk, what a cutie! She's almost as cute as a human baby I saw a picture of recently! (http://forums.nyyfans.com/images/smilies/love-struck.gif)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on November 08, 2003, 04:54:34 PM
Thanks, KC!!!!  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)

How lucky can one person be?  Brings me to tears every time I think about it.   But, good tears.  (http://www.discodelic.netfirms.com/happy-touched.gif)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Conan on November 08, 2003, 05:54:00 PM
  Dogs!  Cats are ok, but I prefer beagles.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: AKA23 on November 08, 2003, 05:58:13 PM
Cats, dogs, animals in general, who the hell knows?! HEHE...

I think in general cats and dogs are more suited to people with different temperaments. Certain people with a temperament conducive to liking cats will like cats better, and other people will generally like dogs better. Dogs tend to me more aggressive, more interactive, less independent, more needy, more of a companion than cats are. Cats can pretty much survive on their own for the most part, dogs are much more of a commitment and they really do need to be taken care of. I've had both. I think my experiences with animals has colored my thinking a bit. The first animal that I remember getting was a golden retriever, and we had to put him to sleep because he had developed hip dysplasia (sp). Then, years later, we got another dog, another golden retriever, and we had to give that up because at the time my mom was pregnant with my little brother Fares, and my Dad was afraid that the dog being very hyper could kill my little brother or knock us all down and cause serious injury, so we had to give that dog up to somebody else as well. Golden retrievers in general tend to be very hyper and high maintenance.

A couple of years ago, my little brother Fares and my mom picked up these two cats and we adopted them. We looked for an owner or any signs or mention of lost cats, but we never found anything, so we ended up taking in the cats. My brother named the cats Lucky and Misty. I don't know where the Misty came from, but my little brother, who was like 7 or 8 at the time, named the other cat lucky because we were "lucky that we found him." Then this past Christmas, we got another golden retriever, this being 9 years or so between this dog and the other dog that we had to give up. The dog is extremely hyper, jumps up and down all the time, the minute you go outside she'll try to jump on you and I just generally haven't dealt with it much at all. So, for me, this dog I don't really have much of a relationship with. My mom loves her, but I didn't really ever have much of an attachment. Maybe this is a subconscious thing because I did like the other two dogs, and we had to give them up, so maybe I didn't want to have an attachment to another dog I'd have to give up. I don't know. Mainly, I think I'd like the dog a lot better if it were trained and not extremely hyper and wanting to jump on me all of the time.

With the cats, I like the cats a bit more, but Misty really keeps to herself and is very solitary, not really needing anyone or anything, so there isn't that much of an interaction. Lucky is more friendly and would sometimes come and sit on my lap or something like that, or jump on my bed when I wasn't even there, so I like him a bit more. I think in general, were I to get a pet, I'd probably get a cat because cats are a lot more solitary, it isn't as much of a responsibility, and cats will never jump all over you and knock you down ;) If I had the choice between a cat and a really trained and respectful dog, that might change things, but in general, I think especially for a first time pet owner, it's probably best to have a cat :) Those are my thoughts.  I'm not voting in your poll Ally, but I did want to come and support the thread with my own thoughts. Post more and post in the regular threads and film discussions and I'll go support you there, Ally! :) Come on girl! :)

AMIR
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: bcm on November 09, 2003, 02:09:49 AM
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Dogs tend to me more aggressive
. An aggressive dog has got nothing but a mouth to bite, an aggressive cat has got 4 paws with claws on top of the mouth. I prefer an aggressive dog over an aggressive cat anytime :) (in a room that is, not in open countryside)  ;)

 And, to help choose between dog and cat, remember

A dog has his master, a cat has his servants  :D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: william on November 09, 2003, 03:52:48 AM
Matt! Those are great pics of your Boston Terrier! :D Dogs rule ;) when it comes down to quality time at home. My pomeranian Woolybear always fetches his favorite toy for me to play fetch with, curls up to my wife and I in bed at night to snooze the night away, and piss on the papers  ;)like he was trained to do! This is our second Pom and we love the breed. I wish I could post a pic for you all to see. Misty, you have a beautiful cat! And Matts pics of those sleek kittens in black made me think of my wedding night ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on November 09, 2003, 12:12:26 PM
I'm not sure if Matt was trying to get the feeling of hate across there with his emoticons. ;)
I have to admit, you almost had me excited there until I read the whole sentence. ;D

What I meant Christopher was that Matt was right in thinking that some women wouldn't be impressed by the pic of Halle Berry! That's why he didn't post it here.
I'm sure when you see the pic of me you'll think it's cute, though I'm sorry I don't have a more recent one in a similar costume - I haven't been to any fancy dress parties for years!

Mary, I agree that your Christmas puppy is an absolute darling, and you're very lucky to have him!

As for cats being aggressive, at least they don't poo everywhere like dogs! Anyway, it all depends on the temperament. Cats and dogs are like human beings - they all have their own personalities, so some are more likeable than others. The cat next door is the devil personified, whereas all the cats I've owned have been affectionate and absolutely unique.

I didn't say, but my own poor kitty (aged 9 1/2) had to have her leg amputated in July because she had bone cancer  :( It was a really upsetting time especially as I was away in Italy when she had the operation and I didn't know if it would be a success and if I would see her again. Thankfully now she seems to be ok and in good spirits - she was really depressed for about 2 weeks but now she manages amazingly well on 3 legs. I must post a picture of her so everyone can see how gorgeous she is! One of the cutest things about her is when she lies on her back with all her paws in the air, as if she's a dog! I think she's half Maine Coon or something, and they do that apparently.

P.S. Amir I will try and post on the main board as much as I can but I don't always know what to say and don't always have time so that's why I don't post very often! Thanks for your support xxx
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: misty71 on November 09, 2003, 12:28:09 PM
this has turned into quite an interesting topic. ;)
As a cat lover, Ive noticed that guys seem to be more fond of dogs, and girls like cats more...I guess this doesnt apply everywhere, but it's usually true.
 I've always believed that cats are a lot smarter than dogs are, ie; you tell a dog to sit, he sits. you tell a cat to sit, he understands it, but he's just not stupid enough to go and do as you tell him ;)
 But then I guess dogs lover would argue that cats dont understand anything, and thats why they dont do as theyre told.
 It's an endless debate really
But go out there and ask your friends about cats and dogs, and Im sure it will confirm my theory that guys like dogs and gals like cats ;D

BTW ally, it's really nice to see you posting again :)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: eustressor on November 09, 2003, 08:28:35 PM
Sorry if this bucks your trend, Misty ;)

Dogs tend to be needy. I hate needy.

Cats, generally speaking, are not. I like that.

I don't think many would argue that dogs are more "high maintenance". You don't acquire a kitten and immediately plan your obedience training so that it will be a good pet. The question then becomes, does the additional investment of time in a dog translate into a corresponding higher-performance pet, so to speak?

In one five minute span recently, trying to train our 4 month old collie, I squirted her with a water bottle for eating my son's toys. Then I squirted her for nipping at my son. Then I squirted her for chewing on my son's socks. Finally, frustrated, I couldn't help myself. I squirted her once more and said, "That one's for not being a cat!"

Terrible, I know... but she did have an electrical cord in her mouth...
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on November 10, 2003, 02:32:26 PM
This is my 9 1/2 year old cat Jess that I was telling you all about. Isn't she cute?

Um, she would be if I could work out how to put up her pic! Is there any way of putting up pictures that aren't on the internet, i.e. from your own computer? There isn't anywhere that tells you how to do it.

In the meantime, this kitty will have to do  :-\

(http://www.somemoorecats.com/cards/pics/127peacetn.jpg)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on November 10, 2003, 03:07:56 PM
Allycat - if you can get the pictures of your kitten scanned into your computer and then send Matt or me the picture in an email, one of us will be glad to host it on our web site and then send you the "url" link so you can post it on the board.

Cute kitty......  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/biggrin.gif)   
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on November 14, 2003, 03:12:28 PM
Ok, for anyone who's interested, here's a pic of my (since July) 3-legged cat, Jessica, although she still had four legs in this picture - not that you can see them!

(http://www.cox-internet.com/mgkwebpage/Allycat.jpg)

Many thanks to Mary for helping me with the pic.

I hope everyone will agree that she's one gorgeous kitty.

Anyone who hasn't voted, please do!

See you on a post here soon love ally xxx
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 14, 2003, 05:09:59 PM
Ally, nice looking kitty. :)

Here's an avatar for her if you'd like to have your cat instead of mine under your name:

(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/AllycatAv.jpg)

Here's the URL:  http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/AllycatAv.jpg
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on November 15, 2003, 11:38:43 AM
Hi Matt, good to see you around again, it doesn't seem like you've been on here much. Are you sure you won't mind if I have Jess as my avatar instead of your gorgeous puss? I can always alternate between the two pics anyway! I haven't checked out your website yet, if you've got a link to it on your profile. I would love to have my own site. Is it easy to do and do you have to get new software to do it? I learnt about html and making up a website on my MA in Humanities course but I got the impression you had to have the software and it still seems more complicated than that. I'd love to put up my poetry on there, although maybe I should get it patented first!

I have a poem I wrote years ago about one of my now sadly deceased cats, Twinkle, which I will post next time. It's a bit cheesy (well I was only about 10 at the time!) Let's hear it for cats who are currently in the lead in the poll! Woo-hoo! 8)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 15, 2003, 04:18:28 PM
Allycat, last I heard, you can't patent poetry ... you can only copyright it.  ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on November 16, 2003, 05:45:52 AM
I know, I was going to put that, and I should know as my dad is a lawyer specialising in trademarks, but for some reason I was persuaded by my boyfriend to put 'patented' instead. Just because he goes to Cambridge university he thinks he knows better than I do!

Did you like the pic? Also KC you never said what you thought of my dissertation on Clint that I wrote 2 years ago - do you remember I e-mailed you a copy a long time ago?
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: AKA23 on November 16, 2003, 12:59:46 PM
I like the pic. Those are both two very elegant and beautiful looking cats there, Ally! I know the first one is Matt's, but both of them are very nice.

I'd be interested in reading that Clint dissertation of yours if you still have it, Ally. :) Send it on over.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on November 16, 2003, 03:45:50 PM
Update on my best Christmas present ever!!  Here she is at three weeks old and a picture of her cute little sister.

(http://www.cox-internet.com/mgkwebpage/Angel%20at%203%20weeks.jpg)   (http://www.cox-internet.com/mgkwebpage/Angel's%20sister%20-%20No.%205.jpg)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: AKA23 on November 16, 2003, 04:48:13 PM
Cute dog pictures. A good friend of mine got a bulldog in August and she's just loving it :)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 16, 2003, 11:28:26 PM
Hi Matt, good to see you around again, it doesn't seem like you've been on here much. Are you sure you won't mind if I have Jess as my avatar instead of your gorgeous puss? I can always alternate between the two pics anyway! I haven't checked out your website yet, if you've got a link to it on your profile. I would love to have my own site. Is it easy to do and do you have to get new software to do it? I learnt about html and making up a website on my MA in Humanities course but I got the impression you had to have the software and it still seems more complicated than that.

Hi Ally, nice to see you around again.  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)

Of course I don't mind your changing your avatar to Jess's picture! It was nice seeing "Sushi" for the past year or so (for everyone who doesn't know, the kitten that was Ally's old av was mine when I was younger, and she's passed on now to Cat Heaven at a very ripe old age) but it's much more appropriate that the cat under your name is YOURS. And I love seeing it and knowing it's your beloved pet.

As for the website, I do have a website that I started on Geocities. Click on the globe in my profile, it's all Eastwood quotes from the movies. You don't need special software for doing that, you just have to know a little HTML (you can  do a websearch for "HTML basics" and find plenty of sites where you can learn all you need to know to do a basic site like mine)  The webspace that I use for the avatars isn't a site, it's just a place I host pictures. There's just not enough space there to do both so I went for the free Geocities space to do my Eastwood Quotes site. There's a lot of free web hosting sites out there, and Geocities isn't really that great (the ads are very annoying) but it is free. Unfortunately, so far no one here has come upon free web hosting that allows you to directly link pictures to message boards.

mgk, nice pictures of your new puppy and her sister. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif) I really like the "gimme five" pose of that other baby. Looks like these pups have a ton of personality already. 
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: PugMaster on November 19, 2003, 10:54:57 AM
Well, I have the answer... My vote is for the all the doggies in the world, Search & Rescue, Assistance, Therapy, etc.  There just is not much a cat can match in these catagories. This goes without argument. As for myself I prefer the PUG. They are in a class all by themselves and go back as far as time with Kings and Queens and ancient rulers. They have a history matched by no other breed. As for dogs being admired by men more than women? For some reason I find this very untrue in the canine breed I have grown so fond of, the PUG. I recently had the pleasure on Oct. 24th of being the proud breeder of 5 of these charming dolls. Mgk who is a woman by the way, is the proud owner of one of my 5 gems and has posted lil Angel's picture and one of her charming sisters as well. I will post pictures of the beautiful Mom & Dad as soon as I figure out how post pictures on this site. This way you can feel the full effect. By the way all of my lil Puglins have been purchased by women to date, this is an honest fact for the record... Respectfully, Frank
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: PugMaster on November 19, 2003, 11:10:04 AM
P.S. : And by the way, this comes from a Man who is a former 2 cat owner !  Until a Pug came along one day, and the rest is history!
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on November 20, 2003, 01:37:23 PM
Thanks for the advice Matt, and I did check out your site!

Amir, I will send you a copy of the dissertation asap, I don't have the disk to hand at the moment. It's all I can do to 'sneak' on here for 5 mins when the computer's free!

The voting's getting very close...ok, so only 13 people have voted (including me) which is somewhat surprising considering most of us must own pets...keep the votes coming!

Will try and write again soon...
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on December 05, 2003, 04:44:48 PM
Dogs are mans best friend, and that says it all. Cats may be cool but you can never "own" a cat the way you can with a dog. Cats answer to no one, and doesnt serve a deeper purpose like dogs can do. That makes them furry tour legged parasites. I think denis Leary said it best when he said
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you didnt see any cats work at ground zero
I rest my case (and rest with a knife under my pillow just in case)  ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: grandpa_chum on December 05, 2003, 08:09:29 PM
I'm more of a dog person, at least dogs can be great friends and are very friendly, cats on the other hand are just walking sh*t boxes with claws.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on January 22, 2004, 08:33:39 PM
I wonder where Ally's been. Alllllyyyyyyy...... your poll is all tied up now.... dogs made an amazing comeback! (To quote Oddball "WOOF WOOF!!" (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif)

The comeback was probably due, in part, to those pictures of mgk's beautiful new pup! M, got any new ones for us? :)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on January 22, 2004, 08:38:17 PM
Sure do. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/biggrin.gif)

(http://www.cox-internet.com/mgkwebpage/Angel2.jpg)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on January 23, 2004, 07:21:24 AM
MGK, she looks like a cool dog. 8)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on January 26, 2004, 07:59:18 AM
it´s darned cute. :D
Wonder what it´ll look like when it grows up, i´m sure you wont need a gun in the house with that dog guarding the house  ;)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: vik on January 26, 2004, 08:19:02 AM
looks like one of those nodding dogs we put in the back of our cars

only kidding - very cute
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on January 26, 2004, 02:39:52 PM
it´s darned cute. :D
Wonder what it´ll look like when it grows up, i´m sure you wont need a gun in the house with that dog guarding the house  ;)

 (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/biggrin.gif)    Ferocious and weighing in at 15 pounds.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on January 27, 2004, 06:56:41 AM
cool  8). guess burglers wont be a problem. Sound like you could just leave the front door wide open at night for any unfortunate illegal intruder to enter. that way you´ll save money on dog food in the morning ;)
(but maybe spend said saved money on cleaning articles)  ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: MakeItVin on February 07, 2004, 10:49:27 PM
Cats don't communicate with you.  They're silent and selfish.  They are strictly there for looks.  They don't come when called, and don't have the capacity to help you in any way, shape, or form.  Cats come from Satan!

Dogs communicate with you often.  They aren't silent and could never be selfish.  They have actual uses, and make great companions when not in "use".  They show intelligence and are very helpful.  Dogs are from Heaven!

Funny, cats resemble women and dogs resemble men!   :-X
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on February 22, 2004, 05:51:49 AM
Cats don't communicate with you.  They're silent and selfish.  They are strictly there for looks.  They don't come when called, and don't have the capacity to help you in any way, shape, or form.  Cats come from Satan!

Dogs communicate with you often.  They aren't silent and could never be selfish.  They have actual uses, and make great companions when not in "use".  They show intelligence and are very helpful.  Dogs are from Heaven!

Funny, cats resemble women and dogs resemble men!   :-X

Hey! You're treading on thin ice, mister...it's bad enough that I leave the site for too long and come back and find that dogs have won the poll, but there's no need to add insult to injury. Anyway, I beg to differ. My cat (see avatar) is extremely loving, so much so that she follows you around the house. She gives a lot of love and hardly ever just keeps to herself. Most of the time she's either playing football (soccer to you) with a small ball, despite now having only 3 legs, or lying on her back with her paws in the air, waiting to have her tummy tickled. So no more stereotypes please, or comments about the (ultimately) fairer sex.
I'm going away now to regroup and come back stronger than ever! You'll see...
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: [email protected] on March 02, 2004, 02:12:42 PM
My choice: dog

Here is my Siberian Husky, puppy and later..godzilla ;D

(http://personales.ciudad.com.ar/Framus/imagenes/PuppyLex.jpg)

(http://personales.ciudad.com.ar/Framus/imagenes/BigLex.jpg)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on March 02, 2004, 09:15:40 PM
That is a beautiful dog, [email protected]!!!!     (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)

I used to have one who looked very much like your dog.  I have another Husky now but he looks more like a wolf.  They are gorgeous dogs.

However, if you've read through this thread, you will see that I am partial to a cute, little dog who is a LOT smaller than these Husky guys.  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/biggrin.gif)

Really nice pictures!!!
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Conan on March 02, 2004, 09:49:54 PM
My choice: dog

Here is my Siberian Husky, puppy and later..godzilla ;D


  Huskys rock man.  A friend of mine had one years ago; great wrestling dogs!  I'm a beagle man myself, but they get tired (or maybe bored) of wrestling after a while.  Huskys and collies are the pro wrestlers of the dog world.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on March 02, 2004, 10:14:30 PM
  Huskys rock man.  A friend of mine had one years ago; great wrestling dogs! 

And, you will tire long before they do.  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/biggrin.gif)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Conan on March 02, 2004, 10:44:30 PM
And, you will tire long before they do.  :D

Oh I did.  :)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Brendan on March 02, 2004, 11:33:52 PM
My uncle has four huskies. Actually one of them is a mix, part wolf, part husky. I see him every now and then out walking them... well actually they're walking him. Nice looking dogs. Although I prefer cats, or just no animals at all, if I was too get a dog for myself I would want a Husky or K-9. A police trained K-9 at that.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: [email protected] on March 03, 2004, 04:39:30 AM
Thanks!
I love husky, but must say, when he lose hair..lose tons!. He is not 100 per cent obedient and sometimes he is grouchy. I mean, when he wants to be alone he let you know.
But in general he's cool
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on March 03, 2004, 07:14:39 AM
My brother has an Amercian Eskimo-Husky mixture. He's a very cool dog.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: MakeItVin on March 08, 2004, 09:52:50 PM
Hi Alleycat!!  I was having fun when I wrote that one!  Right now I'm the Godfather to an awesome little Yorkie.  Oliver is his name and he's faster than a speeding bullet!  (No pun intended here on the 'ole Clint site!)  He's so cute I don't stop him from biting me!  We have loads of fun!  

Meanwhile, the best cats I know are the hip 'cats I play music with!!  Hahahahahaahahahahaha!!  

I remember a great time we had involving a tame but very real tiger and a housecat that didn't know what was in the living room until it was too late!!  All fun and games, no blood or guts!  

Best of health to your cat!!
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on April 19, 2004, 01:43:34 PM
I know this hasn't been posted to for a long time...but I had a confession to make.

I absolutely love the little dog in Enterprise. Porthos. Here he is!

(http://www.joorl.com/Scott_Bakula/ENTERPRISE/Page2/sickbay114Scott&Porthos.jpg)

(and the fella in the pic ain't bad either!)

I finally concede defeat...dogs won, paws down. But cats are still my favourite. I guess there's just more Clint dog-lovers than cat lovers ;)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on April 20, 2004, 07:21:53 AM
Cats are my favorite. They are more beautiful and docile than dogs.
I have ever had about five of them. The latest, ironically, was bited by a dog and after long suffering, died. I must be traumatized because, from then on, I never wanted another cat anymore.
But it doesn't mean I hate dogs. It was just a fatality. :(
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: masterchief on April 21, 2004, 01:12:04 PM
Cats, Used to be dogs, but I got a cat, and now I love her to bits. Got to be cats for me  :)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on May 20, 2004, 04:21:33 PM
Hey Ally, Dogs are way ahead 13-9. Guess cats won't be ruling the world anytime soon. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardwink.gif) (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on August 29, 2004, 03:39:29 PM
I may end up tipping the scales a little further for the dogs with this! ;)

Our new addition - a peke-a-poo pup named Buffy!
(http://img12.exs.cx/img12/2713/Buffy1.jpg)

We've had her for about a month now. She's probably, I don't know, seven or eight weeks old in the pictures. She was born on June 8.

But I'll keep things fair though, and get a picture of my cat up at some point! :)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on August 29, 2004, 03:58:47 PM
(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/biggrin.gif)  She's a cutie, Christopher!!
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on August 29, 2004, 05:24:40 PM
Have any pictures of your cat and dog, blonde?

I really like labs, and have thought I'd like to own a black lab one of these days. I've never had a bigger dog like that though. My parents had two German Shepherds early in their marriage, but when the kids came along, they went with smaller dogs (once I was a few years old). Buffy is our third peke-a-poo!
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on September 02, 2004, 05:18:22 AM
Blonde,

As a younger fellow my sister and I had a black lab that went by the name of Jeddah.  I have never personaly had a cat as a pet.  I went more for rats, mice and dogs.  But one my sisters went for cats.  She now has two - one Burmese and the other one I am not real sure what he is.

Just thinking:  I have had a - Golden Lab, White Australian Cattle Dog (not albino - he was supposed to be red but threw white instead !), Blue Cattle Dog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Mini-Fox Terrier x 2 !!!

At the moment though I only have two pet rats (both female) - Ruby and Rebecca.  I have a photo of them on my computer and if I knew how to post it I would !

I like animals of all shapes and forms - immensely ! Ha Ha

Regards,

Wombat
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on September 04, 2004, 04:49:24 AM
Blonde,

See if this works - aaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh  !!

(http://img73.exs.cx/img73/3519/RnR1.th.jpg) (http://img73.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img73&image=RnR1.jpg)

It worked - I think ?  Not the best picture of my girls but the one in the front (Hooded - brown and white) is Ruby, the scallywag behind is Rebecca.

Rebecca had an attitude problem at first and needed some serious anger management counselling but now she is ok !!

Enjoy the rats - even if they are not cats or dogs !!!

Regards,

Wombat
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Conan on September 04, 2004, 10:23:24 AM
I was hoping she would become the first porn cat ever!  Just kidding.  The name suited her I guess.  I got her from a pound and she was on death row.  She had 2 more days to live.   :D

  If I ever get a cat, I will name it T.J. McWhiskers :)  I like that one.  Tawny is good; the more I think about it as a cat name, the less porn-esque it sounds.

  I'm a dog person myself; specifically beagles.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 04, 2004, 11:31:37 AM
As a younger fellow my sister and I had a black lab that went by the name of Jeddah.  I have never personaly had a cat as a pet.  I went more for rats, mice and dogs.  But one my sisters went for cats.  She now has two - one Burmese and the other one I am not real sure what he is.

Just thinking:  I have had a - Golden Lab, White Australian Cattle Dog (not albino - he was supposed to be red but threw white instead !), Blue Cattle Dog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Mini-Fox Terrier x 2 !!!

At the moment though I only have two pet rats (both female) - Ruby and Rebecca.  I have a photo of them on my computer and if I knew how to post it I would !

I like animals of all shapes and forms - immensely ! Ha Ha

Regards,

Wombat
Ever have a wombat, Wombat? ;)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on September 05, 2004, 07:47:32 AM
KC,

No never had a pet wombat.  They are a protected animal these days and in the wild they are still doing OK.  However, there is a Queensalnd Hairy Nosed Wombat that is getting close to the endangered list.  And NO I DON'T HAVE A HAIRY NOSE !!

Unfortunately, the clearing of natural habitat and the removal of the Wombats from grazing areas (in the main due to the damage they naturally do with their burrows) has seen a reduction in their numbers.  But thankfully the Wildlife agencies throughout Australia are commited to their survival.

I have camped out in National Parks where wombats roam freely and you can hear them snuffling around at night.  Funnily enough although an awkward looking marsupial they are quite fast over a short distance.  And they are pig headed determined creatures with a weird cuteness about them !!

As a younger person our Family looked after orphaned Eastern Grey Kangaroos - sometimes successfully - others not so successful.  Success was very reliant on the age of the Joey at the time of him/her becoming an orphan.

Regards,

Wombat

PS Thanks Blonde BUT you can keep your fourlegged fanged creatures away from my girls - thank you very much !!!

Jack Nicholson - now that would be a treat to counsel Rebecca !
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Brendan on September 09, 2004, 01:04:29 PM
Our cat:

(http://www3.sympatico.ca/c_payne/nimue01.jpg)
(http://www3.sympatico.ca/c_payne/nimue02.jpg)

Our dog:

(http://www3.sympatico.ca/c_payne/tess01.jpg)
(http://www3.sympatico.ca/c_payne/tess02.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Agent on September 09, 2004, 01:40:46 PM
Here's a funny dog video a fellow board member here linked me to:

Dog video (http://media.ebaumsworld.com/index.php?e=dogassistance.wmv)

If you got dial-up, it might take awhile - it's around 3.5 megs, but worth it.  ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Agent on September 09, 2004, 01:47:27 PM
Oops - made a bad link. I edited it, should work now.  8)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Brendan on September 09, 2004, 01:50:42 PM
Here's a funny dog video a fellow board member here linked me to:

Dog video (http://media.ebaumsworld.com/index.php?e=dogassistance.wmv)

If you got dial-up, it might take awhile - it's around 3.5 megs, but worth it.  ;D

That's pretty hilarious Agent, thanks.  ;) :D :P
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Agent on September 09, 2004, 01:52:07 PM
Hey, I didn't want to take you down with me - just in case.

OOPS! Sorry, man....  :o ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Brendan on September 09, 2004, 01:54:39 PM
Hey, I didn't want to take you down with me - just in case.

OOPS! Sorry, man....  :o ;D

(http://www.discodelic.netfirms.com/scared-boltaway1.gif)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on September 09, 2004, 04:54:40 PM
Nice looking pets, Brendan. But when I saw that first picture of your cat, I thought the poor thing was possessed! :o ;)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on September 09, 2004, 10:15:23 PM
Cats ! Cats and MORE CATS !!!  Come on where are all you Dog Lovers out there - I mean, the odd Lab lolling around, one Brit Bull-Dog suffering an identity crisis (Blonde ?), even my Rats have had a run !

Maybe those with more unusual pets could give us a showing. You know - iguana's and the like.  Slightly outside the topic (Dogs v Cats) but still it would be interesting. Would it not ?

Regards,

Wombat
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Brendan on September 10, 2004, 09:14:34 AM

Maybe those with more unusual pets could give us a showing. You know - iguana's and the like.  Slightly outside the topic (Dogs v Cats) but still it would be interesting. Would it not ?

We used to have a racoon as a pet.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on September 10, 2004, 03:40:52 PM
I love bulldogs... almost got one, but then found my Pug/Boston Terrier and had to have her.

As for exotic pets, I've had iguanas, which are the worst pets I've ever had. I thought they looked cool, but they're vicious and hateful. They whip you with their tails so hard they break the skin, they have no love for you at all, and all they want is to be free. I've had tropical fish that were more affectionate (and I'm not kidding).

Here's another picture of Katie. I don't have many, so this will have to do. I made an e-card out of it, so it has a caption:

(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/morningssuck.jpg)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on September 10, 2004, 03:45:56 PM
No special outfit for the ocassion, Matt? ;) ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on September 10, 2004, 03:52:08 PM
As a matter of fact, Christopher, your girlfriend was over here the other day offering to lend Katie one of her nightgowns. Unfortunately, Katie wears a 3-T, so it was a little small for her.  ;)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on September 10, 2004, 03:56:35 PM
(http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/sally/lol.gif) (http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/sally/lol.gif) (http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/sally/lol.gif)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on September 10, 2004, 05:55:24 PM
I don't like birds. They have the coldest eyes I've ever seen... like flying reptiles.  But, aside from that...  they have a gift that no other animal has... flying. I can't imagine putting a bird in a cage for life. Seems cruel.  :(
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 10, 2004, 05:57:33 PM
A robin redbreast in a cage
Puts all Heaven in a rage!
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on September 10, 2004, 06:01:07 PM
I don't like birds. They have the coldest eyes I've ever seen...
Maybe that's why they look good stuffed (according to Norman Bates, anyhow ;))

I have a bird. A cockatiel named Cindy. My family doesn't know what it is to leave a bird in her cage though. Cindy is our second bird, and both have/had a lot of free time to roam around outside of their cage. But Cindy hasn't been as free lately though, with the new puppy. Buffy still hasn't learned that we don't try to get the birdie. :D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on September 10, 2004, 06:24:52 PM
When I moved to Florida, I practiced my photography on the waterbirds. Here's a few:

(http://img4.exs.cx/img4/2756/egret.jpg)
Egret on Clearwater Beach

(http://img16.exs.cx/img16/2045/flamingo2.jpg)
Flamingo at Busch Gardens, Tampa

(http://img16.exs.cx/img16/917/pelicans.jpg)
Pelicans in St. Petersburg. After a fishing trip, we were cleaning fish on the dock... you'll always find a few dozen smart pelicans who know that's the easiest way to catch some fish. They're fed well.

Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 10, 2004, 06:43:45 PM
Those pelicans are positively Escher-like, Matt!  :o

Very nice work!  ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on September 10, 2004, 06:57:35 PM
Thanks. :) :) :)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on September 11, 2004, 08:04:38 AM
Love your photography, Matt.  You're really good at that.  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardkiss.gif)

How about another cute dog who looks a little like Katie?

(http://img30.exs.cx/img30/1915/2004-08-07-Angel5bJPG.jpg)

This is Angel.   (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)   
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 11, 2004, 03:29:25 PM
She's growing up beautiful!  ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on September 12, 2004, 03:14:08 AM
Fellow Posters,

What a great response to different pets.  A poem for pelican admirers:

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill can hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Enough food for a week,
And I'm damned if I know how the helican.

The Pelican - Dixon Lanier Merritt (1879 - 1954)

Regards,

Wombat
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on September 13, 2004, 03:29:32 PM
So glad you guys revived this thread! :D Even if it has turned to birds now ;) Nice pictures, Matt.

I must admit I think Christopher's puppy is adorable. Surely she's too cute to be real?! :)

Anyone else a fan of kitty cats? Just to even up the score a little, you know  ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on September 13, 2004, 04:57:44 PM
I must admit I think Christopher's puppy is adorable. Surely she's too cute to be real?! :)
A few people have said that. Recently a friend of mine saw those same pictures and asked me if the dog was real.

I'll try to be fair and get a picture up of my cat. :)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Gino M on September 14, 2004, 07:19:14 AM
I'm not partial to either but if I had a preference it would have to be a dog.  My girlfriend has a cat what is the most wickedest cat you can imaging and she has my gf totally wrapped around her finger. LOL.  Because of this, we can't have a dog.

I'm just waiting for the day that I can take her on a long car drive. hehehehe.  Later, I will post some  pixs of the little she-devil.

Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on September 15, 2004, 05:35:01 AM
I have a friend who has two cats.  One is called Cino (after cappacino coffee - as he is the same colour).  And the other Pixie - who is without a doubt a Pixie with the most playful attitude.

You sit to watch TV and Pixie attacks your toes.  When she gets bored with that she jumps onto your lap and sticks her face nose to nose with yours.  And she has this expression that says: Are you ignoring me ?

Now I admit this may seem like a chauvanistic comment but females (even female cats) have a unique ability to interrupt the football just as your team is about to score a try !!!  (USA = Touchdown).  Uncanny !!!  Is it not ?

Regards,

Wombat
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Agent on September 15, 2004, 09:53:56 AM
Looks like people aren't the only ones affected by the Florida storms....let's not forget the cats & dogs!  ;D ;)

Yahoo (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040915/480/ht10109151342)

(http://www.zrrifle.com/catstorm.jpg) (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040915/480/ht10109151342)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on September 15, 2004, 11:39:59 PM
Agent,

In my defence it was, in my opinion, cat related.

Strangely enough, here in Queensland (Australia) all dogs are required to be registered with the local council.  However, cats are not.  That is favouritism in a big way.

Additionally, Australia has some very unique native animals and the cats that have gone feral cause unbelieveable damage.  This is the main reason I have a problem with cats.  Cats are natural predators with unique abilities.  And they play havoc with the native animals of Australia who have no experience with such a predator.  The Australian Wild Dog is the Dingo and although it is an introduced species it has been in this country for very approximately 40 000 years (don't quote me on that date).  Hence the native animals have developed some sembelance of defence against this predator.

Cats = BAD

Dog = Good

Regards,

Wombat
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on September 19, 2004, 05:59:23 AM
Sorry, just had another memory blast.  Felix the Cat !!  He was an Australian cartoon character and the first Aussie cartoon character to make it big outside The Great South Land.

Remember (song): Felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat - etc, etc, hummmmmm WHATEVER !

Regards,

Womabt
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: [email protected] on September 19, 2004, 09:17:27 AM
New baby at home

Breed: Akita Inu
Gender: Female
Name: Sira (Remember Planet of the Apes?)

90 days:

(http://personales.ciudad.com.ar/Framus/imagenes/Sira90e.jpg)

7 months:

(http://personales.ciudad.com.ar/Framus/imagenes/Sira230d.jpg)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Gino M on September 19, 2004, 07:26:12 PM
Here's the little she-devil that rules our home.  Don't let her coy looks try to fool you. She's an hellion!!!!!  LOL LOL

(http://tinypic.com/5s2km)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on September 20, 2004, 05:06:25 AM
[email protected],

That is an amazing dog.  I have never seen one like that before.  I am assuming by their looks and the name of Akita Inu that they are related to the husky breed ? And were perhaps a product of the Inuit people's sleigh dogs ?

A touch more information would be appreciated.

I must admit I like the brindle colour.  I had a Staffordshire Bull-Terrier of a 'similar' colour pattern. His name was Sebastian and ended up as a stud dog in the central-west of Queensland.  My Brother named one of his sons - Sebastian - and I often wondered if he called the boy after that beautiful Staffy I had !!!

Regards,

Wombat
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Gino M on September 20, 2004, 06:49:30 AM
I just love gray cats.  Very very sweet.  I just love all cats.  Mine is asleep by my feet as I type.  Very loyal animals - I know I will hear about it for that comment.   ;D ;D


I don't think cats are loyal to men just women. :D

The only time our (and I use the term "our" loosely) cat is loyal to me is when she hears me opening a can of tuna.  Then it's purr purr and wrapping herself around my legs.  After that's over it's and she's gotten her stomach full she's like "who the hell are you and what the hell are you doing in my house.  Be gone from my sight and let me lay on the bed next to my mistress." :D :D

Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: [email protected] on September 20, 2004, 07:43:00 AM
[email protected],

That is an amazing dog.  I have never seen one like that before.  I am assuming by their looks and the name of Akita Inu that they are related to the husky breed ? And were perhaps a product of the Inuit people's sleigh dogs ?

A touch more information would be appreciated.

I must admit I like the brindle colour.  I had a Staffordshire Bull-Terrier of a 'similar' colour pattern. His name was Sebastian and ended up as a stud dog in the central-west of Queensland.  My Brother named one of his sons - Sebastian - and I often wondered if he called the boy after that beautiful Staffy I had !!!

Regards,

Wombat

Thank you W, and my best wishes to Sebastian
Some info about Akitas:

The Akita is native to the island of Honshu in the region of Akita in Japan, where it has remained unchanged for centuries. Today, the Akita is considered the national dog of Japan and is designated as a Natural Monument. The breed has had many uses, first as an Imperial guard dog (samurai dog), then as a fighting dog, hunter of deer and bear, for sledding, and for police, army and guard work
In Japan, small statues of the Akita are often sent to ill people to express a wish for their speedy recovery, and to parents of newborn children to symbolize health

The Akita is docile, but sometimes spontaneous. Careful and very affectionate with its family
They are extremely faithful and thrive on companionship, but The Akita is very aggressive to other dogs
Very friendly with childrens. She loves and play with all my kids-clients: I own a cybergame, so lots of children visit us every day and play PC games..and with Sira :D It vocalizes with many interesting sounds, only bark if feels real danger.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: ItsForYou on September 20, 2004, 02:37:03 PM
The dog is man's best friend.

(http://www.evelynarts.com/album/album8/ph9.jpg)

Mine as you see here is a Cairn Terrier.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: blonde on September 20, 2004, 05:34:16 PM
Very cute dog Itsforyou.  What's his or her name?  By the way, welcome to the board.   :D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: ItsForYou on September 20, 2004, 06:19:36 PM
Thanks for the welcome Blonde.

I'm Glen and that is Winston. Winston is eight years old now. I have had him since he was three months old. A young airforce couple with a one year old baby bought him and decided they didn't want him anymore so I got him for a real good price. Terriers are not the most obediant dogs and they had no idea how to handle him. You can't bull a terrier around. You actually have to reason with them. They made him stay in a cardboard box inside and asked me if I wanted the box. No thanks. I took him home and gave him full run of the house with a few rules and had him house broken in four days.

He is a real smart little guy.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: ItsForYou on September 20, 2004, 07:24:50 PM
Both Cole and Tawny are great looking. You chose well.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on September 21, 2004, 05:53:49 AM
One of most admirable looking animals of the dog family, I think, are the South African - Cape Hunting Dogs. I will admit that as a pack they do have an aggressive streak but they are wild and just doing what comes naturally.

I wonder if they have been tamed at all.  Any one out there heard of them being tamed - perhaps in a National Park or (dare I say it) a zoo ?

I don't like to see wild animals confined to a cage but I will admit the open paddock style parks are not a bad thing, if only to enhance the breed propogation of endangered species.

Regards,

Wombat
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on October 13, 2004, 12:41:18 PM
Hey, LOOK (http://shopping.msn.com/giftguidesresults.aspx?ggid=279&ggcid=2261), you can dress your dog (or cat, I noticed a few costumes for them as well) for Halloween! :D
(http://images.buycostumes.com/mgen/merchandiser/11049.jpg?is=225,225,0xffffff)
The Dog with No Name
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on October 13, 2004, 04:49:59 PM
I know what you're thinking..... (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif)

Katie's already got her costume.  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardwink.gif)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on October 14, 2004, 08:17:42 AM
I know what you're thinking.....  ;D

Katie's already got her costume.  ;)
That's nice, isn't it? ;D You'll have to post a picture of her when that time comes.

I looked through the costumes again and I noticed only one cat costume (not a cat costume, rather one costume for cats :D). But I can understand that. Can you imagine trying to put a costume on a cat? :o
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: slacker on October 14, 2004, 10:13:03 AM
Is Yoda cool..?????

Cats definately rule........

While dogs are forever loyal..they are also forever stupid lol.........

You never know where you stand with a cat.....mercenaries that they are...

Long live Feline's

P.S. i think dressing pets up in clothes is demeaning and cruel.

Cheers all
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on October 14, 2004, 04:35:57 PM

P.S. i think dressing pets up in clothes is demeaning and cruel.


My dog loves it. The reason I've dressed her up in the past is because I take her to an annual fund-raiser for the Humane Society just for pugs and mixed breed pugs... the pugs need to be dressed to attend the party. I don't think I could get her to wear a hat, I've never tried and won't bother, but she seems to love being dressed. No kidding... she really gets excited. She's all smiles in her clothes.  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif)

Christopher, have I posted a picture of her in her costume from the last party? That's what she'll be wearing for Halloween. If I haven't posted a picture, I don't think I'll start now. I've been razzed enough already.  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on October 14, 2004, 04:53:01 PM
My sweet dog (Angel) loves to dress up, too.  But, we have to be careful about getting gum all over her outfits since she loves to get gum out of the wastebasket.   >:(

Flavor of the day.......Trident.

(http://img94.exs.cx/img94/1746/2004-10-11oo.jpg)
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on October 14, 2004, 04:54:18 PM
Pugs really are clowns. They love attention.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Wombat on October 15, 2004, 02:53:04 AM
Could it also be said - that clowns are really pugs !!  ???

LOL !

Regards,

Wombat
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: GBU on October 25, 2004, 07:42:37 AM
Dogs.

You can rely on a dog for protection. What does a cat do? Sleeps while the robber steals you DVD player.

You can call a dog to come to you. 99% of the time he will. A cat just looks at you. You can't ask a cat, "Come here Fido." because he won't listen.

Dogs don't have a good memory, that is why they greet you at the door everytime, even if you just came back for your hat. A cat doesen't care.

Dogs are loyal. Cats would sell their own mother for a can of food.

Most dogs are active. All cats are lazy.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: slacker on October 26, 2004, 11:30:53 AM
Far comments about cats but they aint lazy they just conserve their energy.

But cats dont maim and maul innocents ...how many times do you see the headlines "child severely maimed by moggy" or "a cat had to be put down today because it chased a bystander and bit it"

It just me being biased to cats and i aint ever gonna move from this.

Oh n i would Never dress a cat or a dog up..its just plain cruel
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on October 26, 2004, 01:46:30 PM
Oh n i would Never dress a cat or a dog up..its just plain cruel

It isn't cruel if they enjoy it.  If you don't want to do it, then don't.  As long as my dog prances around like she's the "star of the day," I'll keep doing it.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on October 26, 2004, 06:49:28 PM
A guy named William Wegman made a whole bunch of money dressing up his Weimaraners ... then taking pictures of them.

(http://www.wegmanworld.com/images/art-western.gif)

(http://www.wegmanworld.com/images/art-beachscene.gif)

http://www.wegmanworld.com/index.html
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on October 27, 2004, 06:49:47 AM
We've never really dressed our pets up, though we have the occasional picture of our previous dog with him wearing a pair of shades or a baseball hat.

When he got older, he would chill much faster, so we'd keep some old flannel shirts around to cover him with. I remember once my mom got some baby socks from a co-worker to put on our dog. She put them on him once, we all stood and laughed at him for several minutes with him just standing in our kitchen floor, not really caring, then we took them off and never put them back on. ;D
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on October 29, 2004, 03:52:56 PM
Cats couldn't do this:

Dog dials 911 to save owner (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6359754)


Quote
RICHLAND, Wash. - Leana Beasley has faith that a dog is man’s best friend.

Faith, a 4-year-old Rottweiler, phoned 911 when Beasley fell out of her wheelchair and barked urgently into the receiver until a dispatcher sent help. Then the service dog unlocked the front door for the police officer.

“I sensed there was a problem on the other end of the 911 call,” said dispatcher Jenny Buchanan. “The dog was too persistent in barking directly into the phone receiver. I knew she was trying to tell me something.”

Faith is trained to summon help by pushing a speed-dial button on the phone with her nose after taking the receiver off the hook, said her owner, Beasley, 45, who suffers grand mal seizures.

Guided by experts at the Assistance Dog Club of Puget Sound, Beasley helped train Faith herself.

The day of the fall, Faith “had been acting very clingy, wanting to be touching me all day long,” Beasley said Thursday.

The dog, whose sensitive nose can detect changes in Beasley’s body chemistry, is trained to alert her owner to impending seizures.

But that wasn’t what was happening on Sept. 7, and Faith apparently wasn’t sure how to communicate the problem. During Beasley’s three-week hospital stay, doctors determined her liver was not properly processing her seizure medication.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Conan on October 29, 2004, 09:00:05 PM
  I'm fighting the urge for doggie dress-up jokes thanks to the great setup.  Must....not...give...in.

  Yeah, a cat would never dial 911.  Now it might order a pizza for itself, but  no 911.  Cats would never do anything productive for its owner.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: little_bill on October 30, 2004, 05:30:12 AM
cats are sneaky, dogs are faithful.
thats my opinion on them.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on December 24, 2004, 04:08:28 PM
I've said earlier in the thread that I'd post a picture of my cat as well. So here's Frisky.
(http://img142.exs.cx/img142/4066/frisky7co.png)
She's 10 years old now. I know that's not a real good look at her face, but this is one of the more recent pictures of her, taken back during the summer.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Conan on December 24, 2004, 08:35:10 PM
  Looks calico in that picture.  Cool looking cat you got there Christopher.
Title: Re:Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 26, 2004, 10:55:43 AM
I have both a dog and a cat however my vote goes to the brains of our outfit .............

Dogs come when called. Cats take a message and get back to you.     Meow.  I rest my case :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on December 28, 2004, 05:00:11 PM
This one is especially for slacker. ;)

(http://img71.exs.cx/img71/98/katiebiker5dz.jpg)

Katie got the Harley jacket and hat from a friend for Christmas. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 28, 2004, 09:06:35 PM
Katie got the Harley jacket and hat from a friend for Christmas. :)
(http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF) That's terrific, Matt! She's ready for her closeup in the "biker" scene in The Gauntlet!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on December 29, 2004, 10:52:16 AM
Matt, Katie appears to be posing in her outfit! That's great, she looks like one BAD dog. 8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2004, 06:41:39 PM
She's the coolest dog.  8)

I don't actually dress her up as often as y'all think I do by now. I just happen to take her picture when she's got something on.  ;D

Here she is, expecting to get kicked off my chair (and with that face, I never have the heart to do it. I usually wind up perching on the edge while she has most of it to herself.)

(http://img97.exs.cx/img97/3720/katieonchair0xc.jpg)

Here's another shot of her in her jacket.

(http://img159.exs.cx/img159/3769/katiejacket3vk.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Brendan on December 29, 2004, 06:50:37 PM
That dog looks so sad.

(http://img71.exs.cx/img71/98/katiebiker5dz.jpg)
"Why me Matt?! WHY ME?!"

 ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2004, 07:00:40 PM
(http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardgrin.gif) I know you're thinking it's the outfits that make her look sad, but really it's not. She's been sick (her eyes and paws still look pink from her allergies), though she looks a LOT better than she did. Also, she's half pug... and when they're not "smiling" they usually have a "I'm so sad you have to love me" look about them.  (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardsmile.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: mgk on December 29, 2004, 07:14:05 PM
Is this that "I'm so sad you have to love me" look?

(http://img56.exs.cx/img56/1131/20041011bb8jf.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2004, 07:18:55 PM
Is this that "I'm so sad you have to love me" look?

(http://img56.exs.cx/img56/1131/20041011bb8jf.jpg)

(http://users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/sad/1346.gif)  (http://users.telenet.be/eforum/emoticons4u/love/142.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 29, 2004, 08:31:57 PM
(http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)  :-*
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: BGanzo on March 20, 2005, 07:03:31 AM
It's a dog eat cat world. ;D

How does one upload a picture on this?
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on March 20, 2005, 08:25:05 AM
BGanzo-

Check out THIS (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2338.0) thread. It'll tell you how to post pictures that are already on the internet, and there's a link in there for a website that will host your pictures that aren't on a website so you can post them here.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 20, 2005, 09:22:02 AM
(http://img213.exs.cx/img213/8927/shebamabeldavaarcaretakersdogt.jpg)

Sheba my Border Collie and friend Mabel on holiday in Scotland, staying in a lighthouse keepers cottage.   Sheba loves the water.

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Melody on March 20, 2005, 07:07:48 PM
Here's a picture of my dog, KC.  :)  We were decorating for Halloween and we were in the process of making that dummy.  I guess KC isn't particular about whose lap she sits in.  :)

(http://www.picture.com/pics/049/369204.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on March 20, 2005, 07:08:59 PM
I guess KC isn't particular about whose lap she sits in.  :)


Wow, so much material...  but I'd better not go there. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 20, 2005, 07:09:44 PM
I guess KC isn't particular about whose lap she sits in.  :)
Smile when you say that, Melody!  (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 20, 2005, 07:11:35 PM
Nice pooch, Lin! When I was a kid we had a mutt who'd been rescued from a pound. We never knew what he was, but we thought he was part Border Collie, and he looked a lot like that.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Melody on March 20, 2005, 07:13:33 PM
Smile when you say that, Melody!  (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)

LOL  I believe I did.   ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Walt on March 21, 2005, 11:41:06 AM
This is our little Pom . His name's Leo and he's spoilt rotten  .Well , that's what  dogs are for is'nt it .

(http://i139.exs.cx/img139/2182/pic01354hd.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: little_bill on March 23, 2005, 01:28:18 PM
Wow, so much material...  but I'd better not go there. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

 ;D
brilliant, you don't need to say anything. ;D

p.s. DOGS all the way
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 23, 2005, 03:20:47 PM
Walt,  you do have a lovely little dog.  All dogs should be spoilt even if it is by extra long walks.   Collies need miles and miles every day I don't suppose yours has to go quite so far.

(http://www.discodelic.netfirms.com/animal-dog2.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Walt on March 23, 2005, 04:19:05 PM
Lin
       I used to have a rough collie when I was a boy . She was great and loved playing near the beach .
I live on the West coast of Scotland and little Leo loves running around by the sea . He does sleep most of the day afterwards as he's usually exhausted ........... well he is rather small .
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 23, 2005, 04:43:38 PM
We visit the West Coast of Scotland a lot and go up past Inverness to the Belladrum estate.   We preffer Scotland and Sheba is always  happy to swim in the lochs.  She comes home with the softest shiny coat after her time in the water.

We live very much inland so I love to see the sea and the lochs.   We did stray a little last year and went to the east side.  Sheba went swimming in the sea at Banff but as it was late October we didn't join her. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Dave on March 23, 2005, 06:22:33 PM
Lin:  I knew you were special......I have two really great Maltese, Chandler and Parker......what lovers....dogs are the best! O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: gimpy on March 23, 2005, 09:23:09 PM
I used to have the two most friendliest pittbulls of all time and a german shepard.

But one of them weren't so friendly when the neighbor's cat decided to kill the dove I just bought the day before and my dog just took the iniciative and turned the cat into a shredded hairball. Not that I have anything on cats. . . well maybe I do  >:D >:D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: M60 on March 27, 2005, 03:00:15 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/IronButterfly/cat18.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 27, 2005, 04:48:53 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/IronButterfly/cat18.jpg)

Yikes!!!!
Is that cat feral ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 28, 2005, 08:52:36 AM
Hey Dirty_Harry,  What a fantastic picture.  There are no end of captions you could use for that one.  It reminds me of an opera singer trying to reach the top note.    ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 01, 2005, 05:50:46 PM
               (http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/2600/catsanddog22ms.png)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: -satu- on October 02, 2005, 03:28:17 AM
I definetly like cats more.. So cute when they are small, and still playing.. My friend once had a cat which always was running from place to place. It was so funny when it once hit the bathroom wall, just a little *thump* we heard.. Guess it's brakes failed.. ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on October 02, 2005, 08:56:34 AM
I love that picture, tgy. The cat doing the thinking really looks like it has an attitude. That's one cat I don't think I'd want to mess with.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: little_bill on October 03, 2005, 07:22:32 AM
my dog would have her, long live the scruffy mutt republic

(http://static.flickr.com/24/49010327_49bea750d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on October 03, 2005, 08:44:06 AM
That's a cool dog, little_bill. What type?
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 03, 2005, 08:54:47 AM
little_bill what a lovely dog.   You really want to go and play ball.   Such a happy face.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: little_bill on October 03, 2005, 08:56:29 AM
well he's mostly a cairn terier with a little mix, we rescued him from the pound, i wouldn't buy a  dog off a breeder as long as there are dogs waiting to be put down in the pound. he was 3 days from his date with fate as we called it. the staff were delighted we took him cause he's an affection eejit, he's only 3 too. he's only dangerous to have around if you believe you can be licked to death, he's occasionally barked at the doorbell but when the door opens he runs up and slobbers all over the person, and usually drops his tennis ball at their feet for play. we managed to cure 2 aunties who were scared of dogs thanks to him, he's also my hero, he saved my life, and was always a great companion when i was really sick.


he's actually 1.5 kilos overweight but thats cause we spoil him, he had the shed converted into a comfortable doggy house got the shed wired up for light and insulated and reroofed, the whole shed, the garage and the kitchen also have beds for him depending on whether he wants to stay in, he rarely does.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 03, 2005, 09:07:41 AM
What do you call him little_bill?     Good for you. Rescued dogs are nearly always loving.   My Sheba is also rescued.   I have just had to take her to the vets as she started salivating and her eyes were dull and she was running a temperature.   I got her there as quick as I could and they are keeping her in until they find  out what is wrong.   The vet thinks she could have eaten some poison on the racecourse where we walked this afternoon.  I will know more later on.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: little_bill on October 03, 2005, 09:17:55 AM
well please god she'll be alright, having a sick pet is like having your best friend be in hospital you're so worried and yet you  feel so useless.


my little scruffy mutt is called Benji after the dog on the tv, it just ssems t osuit him so well
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Grizzled on October 03, 2005, 09:59:28 AM
Actually, I grew up with Yorkshire terriers! Dozens of them because my Mum used to breed them for sale and show (her Yorkies won several times at Crufts in the 70's and 80's). A friend who was doing some seaching on the Internet pointed out to me recently that the bloodline/descendants of our terriers could be traced to award-winning Yorkies in America and Japan today. It's kind of interesting to realise that the dogs I used to chase up and down the garden and make a fuss of were sort of doggy royalty. I don't think it ever quite clicked with me at the time. I'm afraid though that I really cannot abide cats. Whether that's a consequence of growing up with dogs or some some basic instinctive reaction I don't know but I've never been able to warm to them.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 03, 2005, 01:13:47 PM
well please god she'll be alright, having a sick pet is like having your best friend be in hospital you're so worried and yet you  feel so useless.

Thanks little_bill,   The vet called this evening to tell us she had a little fit so they are going to run test tomorrow I will know more by lunch time.   They will be checking on her all through the night.  As we live in a rural area there are 2 vets on call every night for farm emergencies so she wont be on her own.


Benji does suit your little dog he has that sort of cheeky face.  He really is a honey.

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 03, 2005, 04:06:48 PM
At 10.30 pm last night my beautiful Sheba died.   The vet thinks it was a stroke.   We are both devastated.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on October 03, 2005, 04:35:01 PM
I'm so sorry, Lin! That hurts like losing a family member.  :'(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 03, 2005, 04:53:53 PM
Thank you KC.  I just can't sleep now and didn't know what to do with myself so came on the board.    I still can't believe it as she was fine in the afternoon.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on October 03, 2005, 05:02:37 PM
I'm sorry too, Lin.

Dogs really have a way of working themselves into your heart, and into your home. Always loving, always comforting, and only wanting to be loved in return. They become part of the family. To lose your Sheba so suddenly.... no wonder you're devastated. I'm really sorry for your loss. (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/boardcry.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: D'Ambrosia on October 03, 2005, 05:18:57 PM
The loss of a pet can be extremely difficult and certainly hits close to home as if losing a relative.  Just want you to know that I’m thinking about you and your loss tonight Lin. 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 03, 2005, 05:30:26 PM
Matt and D'Ambrosia, thank you both for your kind words.  It does help to know other people understand how you can feel about your pets.  Sheba was a very loving dog and her passing will leave a big hole in our lives.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 03, 2005, 11:12:42 PM
So sorry to hear this news Lin.Losing a pet is so hard,their like one of the family and when their gone,the house doesn't feel the same.Especially when you come home from work and they were the first to greet you as you get out of the car.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Sylvie on October 03, 2005, 11:56:55 PM
I'm so sad for you Lin, I think of you ...
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on October 04, 2005, 09:43:12 AM
Very sorry to hear that, Lin. That's awful. I've been there.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 04, 2005, 10:30:35 PM
Thank you everyone.  It is a sad time but we are happy that we had her love us for a good few years.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 01, 2005, 10:32:57 PM
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/8624/baby9kk.png) 
 
(http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4810/cat33ka.png)
Sorry,I'm just keeping up my computer skills using image shack so I don't forget. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: focus on November 23, 2005, 08:51:12 AM
"Cats rule and dogs drool ! aah' ha' ha' ", in the famous words of Michael J. Fox(Chance) in"Homeward Bound"
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: little_bill on November 23, 2005, 07:34:44 PM
i already passed judgement,
dogs are loyal cats are evil geniuses hell bent on a secret conspiracy of world domination
therefore dogs win

ruff says the benjatic!
(http://static.flickr.com/24/49010327_49bea750d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 24, 2005, 07:48:23 AM
little_bill,    Your dog is gorgeous.   He looks so intelligent, how could you resist playing ball with him when he looks like that.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Dave on November 24, 2005, 08:50:41 AM
Lin: I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Sheba. I know how badly that can feel. I lost my first Maltese (Chandler) several years ago and I am still mourning him.  I waited a year and found my new buddy, Parker. He doesn't take Chandler place of course, but brings a whole new personality to my life. I know you loved Sheba, that will always comfort you.......Dave. :-*
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: little_bill on November 24, 2005, 03:44:35 PM
little_bill,    Your dog is gorgeous.   He looks so intelligent, how could you resist playing ball with him when he looks like that.
you can't which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't -2 outside ;D

god how many negatives in one sentence.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 17, 2006, 05:18:26 PM
                                  (http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/408/catsanddogs21ha.png)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 17, 2006, 07:02:51 PM
Bremer Stadtmusikanten!  ;)  :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 14, 2006, 10:53:53 PM
                                          The Al Bundy of the cat world.                                 

                                   (http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/9229/catpicqq9.png)

What's that expression about pets looking like their owners. :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: little_bill on July 15, 2006, 07:44:29 AM
tgy thats hilarious, i'm not a cat lover bu i have to admit , you've gotta love that picture, O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on August 24, 2006, 10:22:43 AM
I do like cats, but I gotta say I love dogs, I have TWO mini daschunds, and a Chocolate Lab pup! I'm havin trouble putting their picson here from my computer :-\ but I will keep trying!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 24, 2006, 04:47:06 PM
Canadian Lady, on this site, you can't post your pictures directly from your computer; they have to be "hosted" somewhere else on the Internet. Many of us use a site called ImageShack (http://www.imageshack.com/), but there are others.

For help in posting your pics,  see these threads:

How to post an image on the Web Board (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2338.0)

Any free web hosting places out there ...   (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2338.0)

Good luck!  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Mr Soul on August 27, 2006, 03:13:36 PM
Cats.  No question.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on August 28, 2006, 07:44:21 AM
Canadian Lady, on this site, you can't post your pictures directly from your computer; they have to be "hosted" somewhere else on the Internet. Many of us use a site called ImageShack (http://www.imageshack.com/), but there are others.

For help in posting your pics,  see these threads:

How to post an image on the Web Board (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2338.0)

Any free web hosting places out there ...   (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2338.0)

Good luck!  :)
Thanks KC I'll try it!
(http://www.dropshots.com/photos/169748/20060721/081949.jpg)
(http://www.dropshots.com/photos/169748/20060721/083929.jpg)
Here they are, some are my kids!! :) CL
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 28, 2006, 04:35:49 PM
Awwwwwwww ... those are cutie pies. Glad the picture thing worked out for you, Canadian Lady! :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 29, 2006, 02:17:40 AM
Hey CL you have managed to post the pics.   O0
Wont be long before your gorgeous Labrador Pup towers over the other two.    Thanks for sharing them with us.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on August 29, 2006, 08:43:56 AM
You're right Lin. My Lab is growing like a weed! :o
I will put new pics up soon!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on September 27, 2006, 03:19:59 PM
I'm a cat person by marriage. Not that I mind as I like cats. I just figured I would have one dog and one cat. Well, there won't be any dogs in this house anytime soon:

(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/171/pict0349zk1.th.jpg) (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0349zk1.jpg)(http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/2820/pict0350em8.th.jpg) (http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0350em8.jpg)(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/3919/pict0092wj0.th.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0092wj0.jpg)(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8812/pict0360ek3.th.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0360ek3.jpg)

We found homes for the kittens but a few others decided they liked it here just fine:

  (http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8374/pict0304yf5.th.jpg) (http://img295.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0304yf5.jpg)  (http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/9148/pict0164iz0.th.jpg) (http://img82.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0164iz0.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/7238/pict0085qe1.th.jpg) (http://img83.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0085qe1.jpg) (http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/4746/pict0075tw6.th.jpg) (http://img92.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0075tw6.jpg)  (http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3749/pict0161ew7.th.jpg) (http://img208.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0161ew7.jpg)                                    

Ran into these guys below down in Bisbee. Probably not that unusual for a dog to let a cat sleep on him. But I've spent a lot of time around cats and I think what the Kitty has on his shoulder is pretty amazing:

                             (http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/1170/pict0129ai6.th.jpg) (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0129ai6.jpg)(http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/2140/pict0135edited1wc9.th.jpg) (http://img177.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0135edited1wc9.jpg)

 Maybe we CAN all get along.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 27, 2006, 04:22:00 PM
Awwwwwwwwwww ... those baby kitties are so cute! :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on September 27, 2006, 08:02:02 PM
I posted a picture of a cat earlier in this thread...she actually died back in February. I only mention that because recently another cat showed up around the house. This cat is white with some dark patches on her. Her left hip juts out a bit, so I'm not sure if that's from an injury, and she could possibly be deaf but she's very friendly, so we've sorta adopted her. My mom tried to resist it. She really didn't want to take care of another cat, but alas, she bought a bag of cheap cat food (and of course, that means we're feeding some other area strays as well ::) ;D).
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on September 28, 2006, 08:17:27 AM
we're feeding some other area strays as well ::) ;D).

I know how that goes. Most of our cats showed up as strays or were born in our yard.  I'm not going to get on a "fix your pet" soapbox but we've spent a lot of money catching and fixing cats so we can keep their numbers down. So many of these guys are friendly so you know they must have had a home at one time. Mrs. vW has the "always room for one more" philosophy so...
Anyway I think it's great you and your mom gave a home to a cat that obviously needed some help. And I'm very sorry about the cat you lost in February.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on September 28, 2006, 08:57:44 AM
How can you not like a hot meal ready when you come home?
(http://www.dropshots.com/photos/169748/20060823/081740.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on October 11, 2006, 11:58:41 AM
(http://www.dropshots.com/photos/169748/20060721/081949.jpg)
(http://www.dropshots.com/photos/169748/20060721/083929.jpg)
Here they are, some are my kids!! :) CL

Here is the big brute growing like weed!!
(http://www.dropshots.com/photos/169748/20061008/003158.jpg) They love to play!!!
(http://www.dropshots.com/photos/169748/20061008/004235.jpg) And snugggling by the fire!!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Agent on October 25, 2006, 12:04:09 PM
Some funny dog pics my sis sent me:

(http://www.richnoble.com/pup1t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup1.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup2t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup2.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup3t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup3.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup4t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup4.jpg)
 
(http://www.richnoble.com/pup5t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup5.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup6t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup6.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup7t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup7.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup8t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup8.jpg)

(http://www.richnoble.com/pup9t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup9.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup10t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup10.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup11t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup11.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup13t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup13.jpg)

(http://www.richnoble.com/pup14t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup14.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup15t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup15.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup16t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup16.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup17t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup17.jpg)

(http://www.richnoble.com/pup18t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup18.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup19t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup19.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup20t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup20.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup21t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup21.jpg)

(http://www.richnoble.com/pup22t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup22.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup23t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup23.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup24t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup24.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup25t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup25.jpg)

(http://www.richnoble.com/pup26t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup26.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup27t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup27.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup28t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup28.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup29t.jpg) (http://www.richnoble.com/pup29.jpg)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on October 25, 2006, 12:38:05 PM
That is soo funny I just got them in a e-mail yesterday!  They are soo cute! I'll have to dress my little ones up now!!  ::)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on October 25, 2006, 04:17:05 PM
Dogs in costumes! My favorite! (http://home.swfla.rr.com/mattreigns/lol.gif)

Anyone know breed this dog is? Is it a Boston Terrier?

(http://www.richnoble.com/pup9.jpg)

Reminds me of my pup, but she's a mutt.

EDIT:  I can answer my own question... it is a Boston Terrier. The long hair threw me off, but it's part of the costume.  :)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on October 26, 2006, 12:50:13 AM
Glad to see that the dogs are clearly winning the cats vs. dogs competition ;)
Cat people always talk about the "oh so graceful" cat, well, here's a cat that's kinda graceful in its own way...

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5058219802000694645

As wrong as i know it is ; Bwa hahahahahahaha
 
...and before you cat enthusiasts turn up outside my front door with torches and pitchforks, let me just add this to "sedate" you  ;)

http://www.knitemare.org/cats/

Quote
The dog's diary:
7 am - Oh boy! A walk! My favorite!
8 am - Oh boy! Dog food! My favorite!
9 am - Oh boy! The kids! My favorite!
Noon - Oh boy! The yard! My favorite!
2 pm - Oh boy! A car ride! My favorite!
3 pm - Oh boy! The kids! My favorite!
4 pm - Oh boy! Playing ball! My favorite!
6 pm - Oh boy! Welcome home Mom! My favorite!
7 pm - Oh boy! Welcome home Dad! My favorite!
8 pm - Oh boy! Dog food! My favorite!
9 pm - Oh boy! Tummy rubs on the couch! My favorite!
11 pm - Oh boy! Sleeping in my people's bed! My favorite!

The cat's diary:
Day 183 of my captivity...
My captors continued to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.
They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal.
The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from clawing the furniture.
Tomorrow I may eat another house plant.
Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded - must try this at the top of the stairs.
In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair - must try this on their bed.
Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body in an attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear in their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was.  Hmmm, not working according to plan. There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the food.
More important, I overheard that my confinement was due to my powers of inducing "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.
I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The bird, on the other hand, has got to be an informant and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room, his safety is assured. But I can wait; it is only a matter of time.

That's why i'm a dog person  O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on October 26, 2006, 06:43:44 AM
Dane, that's hysterical!  (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on October 26, 2006, 07:20:04 AM
 :D Yah good one Dane!!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 26, 2006, 07:42:14 AM
Laugh of the week, Dane.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on October 26, 2006, 09:45:47 PM
Hey, Dane, do you have a link for the text you posted? (I'd like to send it to a friend without quoting this page.)

I clicked the link just above it, but it seems to have only pictures ... some quite funny!

(http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/365/270913946efa38ec3d8wv1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on October 27, 2006, 02:04:30 AM
Quote
Hey, Dane, do you have a link for the text you posted? (I'd like to send it to a friend without quoting this page.)I clicked the link just above it, but it seems to have only pictures ... some quite funny!

Sure do KC. All three bits (link to video, link to pictures, and diary) is taken from another internet forum, and here is the link to the thread. You'll find the diary almost at the bottom of the thread.  :)

http://forums.femme-fatales.org/viewtopic.php?t=1691
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 28, 2006, 09:44:34 AM
As this is the Cats or Dogs thread, I'd like to introduce you to our new Border Collie...Meg.    It is just 12 months since we lost Sheba so we thought it time to have another dog in our lives.   Meg is 19 months old and rescued.

(http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/2470/megonawalkpk2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Sylvie on October 28, 2006, 10:37:13 AM
 :) Welcome Meg, to Lin and Gary's Home !!!  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on October 28, 2006, 06:58:11 PM
Closeups, please! ;)

I love border collies ... the dog we had when I was a kid was a mongrel from the pound, but we were pretty sure he was part (maybe mostly) border collie. He was the sweetest dog, but he did like to bark when anyone rang the bell or knocked. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 29, 2006, 04:55:12 AM
Closeups, please! ;)

I love border collies ...

I do too KC.     Just now I can't get really close up as she tries to lick the camera.  I will try later.    LOL
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on October 30, 2006, 08:41:18 AM
Beautifull dog Lin, is she a working dog?  Looks like she sits nice!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 01, 2006, 03:24:31 AM
is she a working dog?

No she's not CL, but after putting her with a friends sheep on his farm we think she could be, however she is going to stay a very well walked and played with pet.   :)    She was happy to round up the sheep until they turned on her and then she ran and hid beside us.  LOL
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Karizma on November 06, 2006, 11:40:52 AM
It is Kangal. A Turkish Dog.

(http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/351/stolz2cx2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Photo from http://www.kangal.gen.tr/
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on November 06, 2006, 04:07:39 PM
As the owner of this here partickler thread, I'd like to say a few words:

I'm very happy it continues to go from strength to strength. Though I'm not so happy that the dogs are still, well, top dogs. Hopefully this can be remedied in the future ;)

Finally, I don't think I ever posted a picture of the cat my mum's had for the past year. I would say my cat, but as I haven't lived at home since June 2005, I can't really say Holly is my cat. Which is a pity, because I don't feel she knows me like Jess used to. Anyway, she's a cutie, just like a little toy, so I thought I'd post a pic. Cat lovers everywhere: enjoy!

(http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/720/hollyjan06croppedne8.jpg)

(http://img458.imageshack.us/img458/6387/hollyxmastreeuw0.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 06, 2006, 08:15:57 PM
Hi Ally, good to see you around again.

My dog, Katie, invited a friend over to play. They're the same mix: Pug/Boston Terrier. They have exactly the same temperament, are the same build, have the same smile, and loved each other immediately. Katie is on the left:

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/6976/katiebellatv8.jpg)

Bella (on the right) lost her eye after being hit by a car (and dragged by the car). She's lucky to be alive.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 06, 2006, 08:52:40 PM
Awww, poor Bella. I'm glad Katie has a friend to play with!

Do they always dress alike? ??? ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 06, 2006, 09:09:30 PM
Believe it or not (I know the board won't believe this) Katie hasn't worn a thing in over a year. When Bella came over wearing her red bandana, we put Katie's on so they'd match for the pictures.

The only difference (besides the missing eye) is that Bella is from a fawn pug, and Katie from a black pug. So, Bella turned out brindle, and Katie pure black and white.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: little_bill on November 07, 2006, 05:00:13 AM
they're lovely dogs Matt. i remember a friend of mine adaopted an old dog with a weird head, the animal rescue told him that someone had tried to crush it's skull, most likely by stamping on it, poor thing lasted another 3 years in my friends before passing on, isn't it terrible when people abuse pets especially around this time of year (bonfire nights etc).
i mean what the hell is wrong with a person that they need to pick on something 10 times smaller than them, and would that person have the guts to try that on a big dog, like a german shepard rotweiller, or an irish wolfhound, i reckon not, cowards
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 07, 2006, 05:40:35 AM
little_bill... it makes me sick just to think about it.

We had a string of lost dogs in our area last summer. One owner posted a $10,000 reward for the return of their dog. The dog was never found, and I don't think any of those dogs were ever really "lost", nor lived to be found again.   :'(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 07, 2006, 05:55:53 AM
On a happier note... my 8 year old just informed me that he was going to get married while Katie was still alive. I told him he'd have to get married pretty young, since Katie was already five and would only live about another ten years. He told me that was enough time for him. Besides, he insists... he's almost nine.  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 07, 2006, 07:11:04 AM
Does he have a girl in mind, Matt?  (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on November 07, 2006, 12:29:47 PM
I am a BIG animal lover ( yes even cats!) I am really sad mad and frustrated about the abuse of animals!

allycat your cat is cute! She looks like she's given us a wink, saying hello! Nice dogs Matt and Karizma it is neat to see different breeds like that Kangal Turkish dog thanks!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 07, 2006, 08:08:15 PM
Does he have a girl in mind, Matt?  (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)

Ayla. Although he insists "We're not madly in love or anything."  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 08, 2006, 02:23:44 AM
I too hate the thought of animals being hurt.  It is often the most trusting of cats and dogs that are treated cruelly.  Our dog is rescued but the 'cruelty' was keeping her in a kitchen for 10 hour stretches while the owners were at work.   For a Border Collie that can be very frustrating.  It sure doesn't happen in this house.   little_bill I think people are cruel to animals because the animal is vulnerable and that makes those people even worse.  Do they treat old folk or little kids the same way?
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on November 08, 2006, 12:38:58 PM
I love these pictures. That Turkish dog looks a bit like a sheep. Or is that just other dogs in the background? ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 08, 2006, 07:59:48 PM
For those who would like to read more about the Kangal dog (see Karizma's photo on the previous page) in English, try the Kangal Dog page of the Turkish Dogs site ...

http://www.turkishdogs.com/kangal/index.html

Nice looking pups! :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on December 30, 2006, 02:21:45 PM
I just logged in to say...cats rule and dogs suck! Screw the poll! It's rigged anyway by dog lovers ;)

Ok, so I'm in a rebellious mood. I have a cold. Pity me. Pity me!  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 30, 2006, 10:06:23 PM
Feel better soon, ally ... snuggle up with your kitty cat and stay warm! ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on December 31, 2006, 04:51:19 PM
Feel better soon, ally ... snuggle up with your kitty cat and stay warm! ;)

Aw thanks! Well my kitty's at home now...I'm back in London. I've been drinking a lot to see in the New Year! :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on December 31, 2006, 04:52:59 PM
What time is it over there, Ally?  We've still got six hours to go here.  Happy New Year!  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on December 31, 2006, 04:54:16 PM
What time is it over there, Ally?  We've still got six hours to go here.  Happy New Year!  :)

It's 5 minutes to midnight! 5 minutes to New Year! Woo! Good to see you again Matt. Happy New Year! :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on January 08, 2007, 10:49:06 AM
                                     I know this recliner isn't very attractive. And it doesn't match anything in the house.  But it's comfortable darn it, and I want it back!
                                                        

                                                                                            (http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/3443/pict0387edited1yy5.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on January 08, 2007, 10:57:23 AM
That recliner looks soft and furry!!  ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Chrissie on January 08, 2007, 04:16:49 PM
I love cats. I cannot explain why but they are my absolutelly favourite animals. We have one, maybe I'll take some photos. But she has a bit a "weight problem" (although I think she' beautifull, she looks like a wildcat)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on January 31, 2007, 10:22:43 PM
I just received this one in an email. (We get lots of cat related email).  Of course I found it on youtube as well, but I figured I'd post it here instead. I don't know if this one's already been posted somewhere else so if you've already seen it I apologize. Evidently, these people could not figure out why their water bill was so high.

Now they know (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QYcQ464ZMQ)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 31, 2007, 10:34:30 PM
Yeah, I've seen that one ... Cute. ;)

(Can anyone explain how so many identical videos get posted to YouTube? ??? )
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 01, 2007, 07:52:40 AM
(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/183/outforawalkca9.jpg)

Meg waiting for the Frisbee.

(http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/658/jumpingfencestt3.jpg)   Over the hurdles on the racecourse.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 01, 2007, 09:56:21 AM
Oh Meg looks so good Lin!  She looks like she loves to fetch the frisbee and doing jumps! Go Meg!  O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on February 01, 2007, 06:15:59 PM
Obviously a very happy dog and a lucky one as well. I think it's wonderful you rescued Meg and gave her a home! And a loving home at that! O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on February 01, 2007, 06:52:28 PM
Chihuahua Rescued From Refrigerator As Police Thwart Burglary (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,249658,00.html)

(http://www.foxnews.com/images/259980/0_21_020107_chihuahua.jpg)

Thank God he was found in time.

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 02, 2007, 06:26:55 AM
Ahhh!   poor little thing.   Good he is safe.


Thank you CvW and CL for your kind words.     Meg is turning into a very happy dog.   This morning she went over each jump about 6 times just for the fun of it.  No Frisbee!!    We should be starting agility training at the end of this month or mid March.   I bet she will love it.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 02, 2007, 08:49:05 AM
Thanks for the story Matt. That poor little Ch-Ch-Chihuahua! 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on April 07, 2007, 12:11:28 PM
Cute story in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/06/nyregion/06geese.html?ex=1333598400&en=186044653a8a4669&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink) yesterday about how Central Park officials in NYC are using border collies to "herd" Canada geese ... not to actually force the birds to run in a herd, of course, but in the hope that the unwonted attention will "persuade" the geese to graze on other veggies than the Park's bluegrass.

It seems to be working so far!
Quote
About 150 of the geese had been living in the park year round rather than migrating, as geese habitually do.

But after three days of dog patrols this week, Mr. Blonsky said, the number of geese dwindled to about half a dozen. A team of four collies will be in the park for the rest of the month and will probably return in the fall, he said.

One thing about these dogs ... they operate using a famous Clint Eastwood technique ... ;)
Quote
Border collies are used in such cases because they have been bred as herd animals and are able to frighten geese via "the stare," a particular look and stance that leads geese to conclude that the dogs are predators, according to park officials.

The picture on the left was captioned "Coal, a trained goose chaser, practices 'the stare' for photographers."
(http://img471.imageshack.us/img471/391/bordercollie2zb4.jpg) (http://www.clinteastwood.net/pix/gallery/large70/magnum.jpg)

 (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: -satu- on June 04, 2007, 10:47:38 AM
 :'(

http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 04, 2007, 12:46:30 PM
 :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on June 04, 2007, 12:48:07 PM
Thanks for the link Satu!! Sad but beautiful!!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Alcatraz on June 06, 2007, 08:43:47 AM
To answer the question - Dogs
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Jaffe on June 06, 2007, 10:34:03 AM
I have a hard time deciding which ones I like more. Cats are more independent and just like to hang aroung, take it easy. Dogs on the other hand are usually more friendly and demand more attention. I'm allergic to both, but if I could choose one I'd probably choose a cat at this point in my life.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 01, 2007, 12:09:47 PM

Two newest additions to the van Wallach residence. Actually the black one and his twin have new homes. The tortie on the left is still with us. I caught the one on the right in mid yawn but it looks like he's making a face for the camera.  My wife suggested we name him "Gene Simmons." :)


(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/8484/pict0005sq3.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on August 01, 2007, 03:37:30 PM
I like animals but I'd rather have my home pet free! Anyway, if I had to pick, definitely cats! There is just something mysterious about these animals that I love.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 01, 2007, 08:20:42 PM
Nice looking kitties, CvW! 8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Richard Earl on August 01, 2007, 10:13:48 PM
Two newest additions to the van Wallach residence. Actually the black one and his twin have new homes. The tortie on the left is still with us. I caught the one on the right in mid yawn but it looks like he's making a face for the camera.  My wife suggested we name him "Gene Simmons." :)


(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/8484/pict0005sq3.jpg)
That is cool CVW. The other one looks like the catman" Peter Criss" himself. O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 02, 2007, 03:30:54 AM
(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/8484/pict0005sq3.jpg)

Tortie: "What the hell are you looking at!"
Blackie: "Hey Tortie.Is that a hair on my tongue?"

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on September 05, 2007, 07:55:20 PM
For those who haven't already seen this; type in a command beneath the screen (sit, roll over, down, shake, fetch, play dead, etc.), then click on "submit." It's also kind of cute if you type in a command that's not recognized. Oh, and make sure you type in "kiss" last. ;)

I Do Dog Tricks (http://www.idodogtricks.com/index_flash.html)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on September 06, 2007, 07:09:17 AM
 :) Great link CvW!!

This is what my dog does when I try to pack! She just knew she had to stay at home!  :'(
(http://media0.dropshots.com/photos/169748/20070820/220524.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on September 09, 2007, 09:44:28 PM
Well here's her very own set of luggage so now you have no excuse to leave her at home! ;)

(http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4521/b6521bedited2sr9.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on September 10, 2007, 10:40:09 AM
 :D AHHHHHH! I love it!! Where the heck did you find that?
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on September 10, 2007, 10:47:51 PM
Why, here of course:
   
                      (http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/3461/logoedited1gc6.jpg)


When only the best will do for your Weiner Dog!                     Or if you prefer ketchup:

(http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/2736/dachshundnormaldachshunkq0.jpg)               (http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8933/user20311177112010editevr1.jpg)

                                                Free copy with purchase of $25.00 or more:

                                                                 (http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9091/dummiescl4.jpg)

                                                                                                                         http://www.ioffer.com/i/24325697 (http://www.ioffer.com/i/24325697)  ;)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 11, 2007, 03:42:55 AM
CvW, nobody, but NOBODY, puts ketchup on a wiener dog!!!!! :o
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on September 11, 2007, 07:13:51 AM
 :D ;D ;D ;D hehehehe!!   ;D :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on October 30, 2007, 02:10:56 PM
This one goes back several years. I set up the monster to greet trick or treaters as they walked up the driveway but to Buster it was a perfect place to chill! It looks like the monster's petting him but that's just the way I posed the arm. Buster liked everybody. Even monsters I guess...

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1223/scan0088edited1wj0.jpg)

I put off painting that window sill so long my wife decided we needed a whole new window altogether. Will I ever learn?

And while we're on the subject of cats AND Halloween, here's a Halloween Card (http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=1278147078367&source=jl999) for you!

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on October 30, 2007, 04:12:59 PM
Thanks, CvW! (I guess that's your new handle, huh?)

I love Jacquie Lawson cards. 8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on October 31, 2007, 10:30:11 AM
Great pic CvW!!!! Thanks for the card!! I hope everybody has a scary Halloweeeeeeeeeen!!!!!!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 31, 2007, 12:52:29 PM
Brilliant card CvW.  Thanks for sending it to us.  I like your monster too.   ;D ;D

I have had a few trick or treaters around but now it is time for the grown up Samhain party to start so I will be back tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on October 31, 2007, 01:07:23 PM
Thanks Lin! And your welcome for the card! Have fun tonight!!

Thanks, CvW! (I guess that's your new handle, huh?)...
I changed it on a whim. I may change it back. :) I'm glad you like the card!

Great pic CvW!!!! Thanks for the card!! I hope everybody has a scary Halloweeeeeeeeeen!!!!!!
  Your welcome CL! And may I wish you and your pups a
                                                   HAPPY
                            (http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/3944/halloweineredited1lq6.jpg)
                                                      :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on November 01, 2007, 11:19:22 AM
 :D ;D ;D hehehe good one!!  ;D  O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on February 05, 2008, 05:08:25 PM
My female friends say they've watched this one several times. I guess they're animal lovers. :)

The Window Washer (http://www.toilette-humor.com/glazenwassert.html)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 05, 2008, 06:37:03 PM
That's cute! The ladies' expressions are priceless! (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 06, 2008, 02:13:19 AM
Briliant  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on February 24, 2008, 12:51:40 AM
This is Sandy, she is a scaredy cat

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/PB110008.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 24, 2008, 02:10:26 AM
Looks like Sandy doesn't like to be woken to have her pic taken. :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on February 24, 2008, 03:02:02 AM
Yeah that is a bit of a grumpy look.

I'm glad you started that Weather Thread SK, that's another one of my interests. O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Alcatraz on February 29, 2008, 04:34:16 PM
Yeah that is a bit of a grumpy look.

I'm glad you started that Weather Thread SK, that's another one of my interests. O0

A bit? :o
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 29, 2008, 06:03:42 PM
Here's a nice story about a lost cat who was found before she had used up QUITE all her nine lives!  :D

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/02/16/2008-02-16_georgia_rules_kitten_found_after_scamper.html

(http://www.nydailynews.com/img/2008/01/25/amd_kitten.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on March 01, 2008, 01:50:41 AM
Quote
Here's a nice story about a lost cat who was found before she had used up QUITE all her nine lives!

and here's a story about a dog that used up it's ONE life real quick...

http://www.hindu.com/2008/02/28/stories/2008022851182200.htm

what is wrong with some people? >:(

I dont blame the snake, it merely follows its nature, and the dog is merely another prey, but why didn't the family contact the zoo right away seeing as the snake had already eaten a cat and then tried to hunt the dog over several days???

Sometimes i think that a pet license policy should be enforced...
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Conan on March 06, 2008, 03:59:03 AM
Check out this cat...

http://whatjeffkilled.com/index.html

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on March 19, 2008, 10:28:12 AM
Check out this cat...

http://whatjeffkilled.com/index.html



I had  a cat like that, he wasn't a serial offender.

He would leave the possums' head at the back door to show everyone.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on March 19, 2008, 12:28:44 PM
what is wrong with some people? >:(

I dont blame the snake, it merely follows its nature, and the dog is merely another prey, but why didn't the family contact the zoo right away seeing as the snake had already eaten a cat and then tried to hunt the dog over several days???

Sometimes i think that a pet license policy should be enforced...


I agree!! I cannot believe they let it eat a cat then, thought it wouldn't eat other small indoor animals!!! I would be afraid of it near the kids for sure!! I think I would have cut it's head off, if it grabbed my dog. Well I wouldn't even have a "pet" like that in the first place!!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on April 15, 2008, 11:22:14 PM
This is "Panda."  We found him in our yard hiding under the hedge. He'd obviously suffered some sort of trauma. The vet thought he'd been hit by a car. Lots of road rash, some bumps and bruises but no broken bones. He could barely walk though.
                             (http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8274/pict0002edited1ra0.th.jpg) (http://img218.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0002edited1ra0.jpg)

It wasn't too long before he limped into the living room and took over one of the other cat's favorite beds.
                                                    (http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/1425/pict0008edited1xd9.th.jpg) (http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0008edited1xd9.jpg)

And after that he figured the couch was a much better place to hang out on.
                                                                    (http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/1861/pict0006edited1tk5.th.jpg) (http://img73.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0006edited1tk5.jpg)
Oh and while he was at the vet we had him neutered. Might explain the strategic location of his paw. That'll teach him to crawl into OUR yard!

But all good things, as they say, must come to an end and Panda was healed well enough to go. We found him a nice home on a ranch south of here where he will be spoiled by a loving family.

My wife however, had a tough time saying, "goodbye."
                                                                              (http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/7551/pict0004edited1su6.th.jpg) (http://img212.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0004edited1su6.jpg)

Kind of miss the ol' boy myself.  Of course I did get my couch back... ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on April 15, 2008, 11:40:44 PM
He certainly seems to be settling in. keep us posted on his recovery.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on April 16, 2008, 07:45:21 AM
Aw, how nice of you to rescue that poor kitty! :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Canadian Lady on April 17, 2008, 08:30:18 AM
 O0 Great Job CvW. It is people like you and Mrs. CvW that make this world go round.  I know Vet bills are NOT cheap and it is awful nice of you to pay out of your own pocket to help this big guy get better!!!  Congrats on being great animal lovers!!  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on April 17, 2008, 09:43:29 AM
Thanks all.  To be fair most of the credit goes to my wife. I do love animals but Cyndy just cannot stand to see an animal in distress. She has a big heart that's for sure.  If she had her way every animal at the Humane Society would be living here. Sometimes I think they already are.(http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/cats/cat68.gif)(http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/cats/cat68.gif) (http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/cats/cat68.gif)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 18, 2008, 06:02:43 AM
Thanks all.  To be fair most of the credit goes to my wife. I do love animals but Cyndy just cannot stand to see an animal in distress. She has a big heart that's for sure.  If she had her way every animal at the Humane Society would be living here. Sometimes I think they already are.(http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/cats/cat68.gif)(http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/cats/cat68.gif) (http://www.getsmileyface.com/new/cats/cat68.gif)



I know just how she feels.  Panda looks a lovely cat and now he has a good home too.   Well done Cyndy (Oh and CvW of course) 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on April 18, 2008, 02:30:05 PM
Thank You Lin.  You think Meg would like a cat? ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 19, 2008, 06:46:48 AM
Meg has a pet cat called Mittens ;), but Mittens is the 'top cat/dog.    ;D ;D ;D ;D

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/21/mittensandmegdec2006gu7.th.jpg) (http://img444.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mittensandmegdec2006gu7.jpg)

Gary, Meg and Mittens opening presents last Yule.   (click on image to enlarge)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on April 19, 2008, 03:43:51 PM
Lin, it's good to see Mittens is learning to read at an early age. My two girls are illiterate. ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Conan on April 22, 2008, 05:50:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwWYgQapkvo

Pinky the Cat
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 23, 2008, 09:04:36 AM
Lin, it's good to see Mittens is learning to read at an early age. My two girls are illiterate. ;D

She is actually a late developer on the reading stakes she is 17.    ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on May 14, 2008, 07:21:03 PM
Gees Lin 17 is a good innings so far. :)

Here's Belinda. She is Sandys mum.

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/Bellinda.jpg)"".(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/Belinda1.jpg)

"I could do with a nap"                                                                           "Then again, I see lunch has arrived"
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 30, 2008, 07:48:16 AM
After telling you Mittens was 17 and saying she has had a good life I sadly now have to say at 17 years and 22 days I no longer have her.   She developed a lump on her face last week and today x-rays showed a tumour and the vet and I decided it was unfair to wake her up from the anaesthetic so she went peacefully to sleep this afternoon.  Needles to say I am so upset, even Meg is looking for her.     :'(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on May 30, 2008, 04:11:54 PM
I'm so sorry Lin. I know what you're going through. :(

RIP Mittens.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on May 30, 2008, 04:17:05 PM
So sorry for your loss, Lin.  (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/boardsad.gif)

R.I.P.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on May 30, 2008, 06:40:30 PM
I'm very sorry to hear about Mittens, Lin. I truly am.

Safe journey little one.

(http://www.inkypaw.com/av02002catsymp.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on May 30, 2008, 07:34:56 PM
Aw, that's such a beautiful picture, CvW!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Sylvie on May 30, 2008, 10:34:25 PM
After telling you Mittens was 17 and saying she has had a good life I sadly now have to say at 17 years and 22 days I no longer have her.   She developed a lump on her face last week and today x-rays showed a tumour and the vet and I decided it was unfair to wake her up from the anaesthetic so she went peacefully to sleep this afternoon.  Needles to say I am so upset, even Meg is looking for her.     :'(

Oh ! Lin ... that's so terribly sad  ... We all think of you a lot ...
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 01, 2008, 02:46:11 AM
Thank you everyone for your messages and the lovely picture CvW.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on June 01, 2008, 02:06:52 PM
 :(  I understand the sad feeling that you lost your pet .   I'm so sorry,  Lin .
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 02, 2008, 05:31:22 AM
:(  I understand the sad feeling that you lost your pet .   I'm so sorry,  Lin .

Thank you higashimori.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: peppermint819 on June 09, 2008, 08:02:37 AM
i love cats and dogs but if i had to pick it be a cat ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 05, 2008, 05:21:15 PM
Four new temporary (Please!!) additions to our household.  Cyndy just can't say no. And me? I don't have much of a say in these matters.  I don't know if these are photos of  four different kittens or the same one. They're hard to tell apart. 

(http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/810/pict0002sh0.th.jpg) (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0002sh0.jpg)  (http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/2836/pict0004as4.th.jpg) (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0004as4.jpg) (http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8011/pict0010pa4.th.jpg) (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0010pa4.jpg)  (http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/7182/pict0014yl7.th.jpg) (http://img111.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0014yl7.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 05, 2008, 05:47:35 PM
Awwwwwwwwww, cootsy ootsy itsy bitsy teensy weensies! :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 06, 2008, 12:39:10 AM
Awwwwwwwwww, cootsy ootsy itsy bitsy teensy weensies! :D

I have to agree with the kitten talk KC. ;D ;D    They or it are so sweet.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on August 06, 2008, 12:46:42 AM
Gorgeous to say the least. If it was me I'd keep the lot, but then again I'm a sucker for any cat.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 06, 2008, 06:04:32 PM
Great!!! I'll put you each down for one apiece! That leaves one left.
Hmmmm...you know I never did get Canadian Lady a baby shower gift!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 06, 2008, 06:49:07 PM
 ;D E-mail me mine ... should be a small enough file to go as an attachment!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 07, 2008, 07:12:18 AM
How  'bout I fax one to you?


Meoww! (http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r179/Fdaveokc/Gifz/C-D/copycatass.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 12, 2008, 09:45:13 PM
Bedtime for the babies:

(http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7027/pict0001edited1pl0.th.jpg) (http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pict0001edited1pl0.jpg)

AND for yours truly...
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 13, 2008, 12:46:04 AM
They are so sweet.  Make me smile each time I look at the picture, CvW.   Pity I don't have a fax machine.  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on August 13, 2008, 01:23:45 AM
I love watching kittens growing up. Keep the pics coming CvW. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 13, 2008, 05:34:22 AM
Awww, that one in front is saying. "Mommy, that story was too scary, I'm not going to sleep!" :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 13, 2008, 11:27:25 AM
I love watching kittens growing up. Keep the pics coming CvW. :)

Thanks SC but I'm hoping we have homes for them BEFORE they grow up!  Two are spoken for so far.

They are so sweet.  Make me smile each time I look at the picture, CvW.   Pity I don't have a fax machine.  ;D
Pity? Or "Lucky?" ;)

Awww, that one in front is saying. "Mommy, that story was too scary, I'm not going to sleep!" :D

"And we're not going to let Daddy sleep either!"
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 14, 2008, 03:26:04 PM
Pity I don't have a fax machine.  ;D


 Pity? Or "Lucky?" ;)


Pity   Really.    ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on August 22, 2008, 01:34:57 PM
 :o  " A rare cat with fore ears ! "

       (http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/2863/chataquatreoreilles2188gd6.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 27, 2008, 03:46:21 PM
This picture was in our papers too.  They say it does not bother it nor can the cat hear through the extra ears.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on October 26, 2008, 09:16:59 AM
This is the first dog link I've posted to this thread. I hope my cats don't find out!

How to sing puppies to sleep (http://www.maniacworld.com/how-to-sing-puppies-to-sleep.html)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on October 26, 2008, 11:42:07 AM
Awwwwww, such cute puppies! :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 27, 2008, 02:30:12 AM
That is sooo cute. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 01, 2008, 06:18:04 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwww ... from www.icanhascheezburger.com ...

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/funny-pictures-cat-does-not-mind-dogs-as-long-as-he-is-bigger.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on November 02, 2008, 06:04:02 AM
 :) Awwwwwwwwwwwww.........!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 04, 2008, 01:16:03 AM
:) Awwwwwwwwwwwww.........!

I quite agree.    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on November 04, 2008, 08:12:41 AM

That is VERY cute!!

One of OUR cats is hinting for a new motorcycle this Christmas. He's driving us crazy!

Vrrrooom! (http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r179/Fdaveokc/Gifz/I-J-K/invisiblebikercat.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on November 04, 2008, 03:01:43 PM
That is VERY cute!!

One of OUR cats is hinting for a new motorcycle this Christmas. He's driving us crazy!

Vrrrooom! (http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r179/Fdaveokc/Gifz/I-J-K/invisiblebikercat.gif)

Nice one ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 04, 2008, 05:58:36 PM
Someone sent me this YouTube with the totally unrelated subject line, "Happy Election Day." Enjoy! ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPzNl6NKAG0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on November 05, 2008, 03:29:25 AM
Someone sent me this YouTube with the totally unrelated subject line, "Happy Election Day." Enjoy! ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPzNl6NKAG0
;D ;D ;D   Thanks, KC !  ;D ;D ;D    So funny !   :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 06, 2008, 09:25:17 PM
So cute KC.     Such a lovely cat.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on November 10, 2008, 07:16:41 AM
A cat girdle???  :o
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on November 11, 2008, 08:00:28 AM
I was going to make my bed but someone was using it. :P


(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/PA250015-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 11, 2008, 08:36:19 AM
Cat nap? Ur doin it right! ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 26, 2008, 10:18:10 AM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/funny-pictures-cat-drinks-because-you-bought-a-dog.jpg)

;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on November 26, 2008, 04:22:40 PM
 ;D ;D


This is one of my favorite captions:

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/funny-pictures-cat-says-that-dogs-do-not-eat-enough-dogs.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on November 27, 2008, 09:12:54 AM
I just stumbled across this pic on a social networking site, so I guess you could say I'm "stealing" it for our purposes...

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v463/12/51/506217576/n506217576_1651639_1899.jpg)

but it is awesome. ;D 8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on December 03, 2008, 12:44:04 PM
Quote
so I guess you could say I'm "stealing" it for our purposes...

AHA!!!!! STEALING!!!! THE DEFINETE PROOF THAT CATLOVERS ARE INDEED BAD PEOPLE!!!!

JUSTICE DOG IS COMMIN' ATCHA!!!

 (http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/3023/dog4ba53ctl3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
DEAD OR ALIVE. YOU'RE COMMING WITH ME!!!!


Clearly the supporters of Dogs have won this discussion by default!
(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/7121/11613820991161356741260cd6.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 03, 2008, 05:12:24 PM
An old friend of this site sent me the following in an e-mail with the subject line ...

Best Positions in Bed (http://www.cyberpet.com/dogs/dogpictures/positionsinbed.html)

Don't worry, it's safe for work ... unless your colleagues object to your going "Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!" a lot! ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 04, 2008, 02:20:43 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!  Is so right KC.    They are sooooo cute.   Thanks for posting them they gave me a real smile.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on December 05, 2008, 06:39:07 PM
AHA!!!!! STEALING!!!! THE DEFINETE PROOF THAT CATLOVERS ARE INDEED BAD PEOPLE!!!!
;D Hehe, well, I actually voted in this thread as being a dog lover. But I do like cats, though.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Alcatraz on December 11, 2008, 09:36:03 AM
More stealing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1093194/Frankie-feline-exposed-cat-burglar-stealing-toys-neighbours-homes.html
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 11, 2008, 03:07:51 PM
More stealing.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1093194/Frankie-feline-exposed-cat-burglar-stealing-toys-neighbours-homes.html

Yeah, I heard about that one on the radio ... a real cat burglar! ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Alcatraz on December 12, 2008, 03:41:02 PM
I love how in the last pic, there is a toy cheezburger.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 16, 2008, 03:15:23 AM
I love how in the last pic, there is a toy cheezburger.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Alcatraz on December 17, 2008, 02:15:57 PM
Seriously, it's like, what are the chances of that? ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 17, 2008, 10:09:38 PM
(http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/12/17/128740502610711972.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Alcatraz on December 18, 2008, 04:17:07 PM
Dogs rule. (http://www.1010wins.com/Dog-Chases-Intruder--Vanishes/3510572)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Xichado on December 19, 2008, 07:02:21 AM
...the cutest thing
That I ever did see...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgxBqVEBeCo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgxBqVEBeCo)

the catnip "deal", hilarious  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on December 27, 2008, 01:54:09 AM
My fourteen-year-old cat, Shadow, got sick on Christmas Eve.  I got home from work at four in the morning, and the wife says the cat's sick, he's thrown up, and he's walking funny.  As well, he was obviously in pain, meowing like he's in pain and pretty pissed off about it.  Every once in a while he'd just scream out. 

So Christmas day he seems a little better, like he's not in quite as much pain, and moving about more, but he's not eating and he'd go into the cat box but nothing would happen.  But the next day on Friday, he's still not eating or going in his box, and he looks really weak.  So I take him to the vet, and it turns out he had a blocked uretha.  His bladder was the size of a peach and the blood tests revealed his kidneys had a high amount of toxins.  They had to insert a catheter to remove the stone or blockage and then drain his bladder.  He has to stay in the hospital for a few days, with an IV to flush out the toxins and receive antibiotics.  He's going to have to go on a special diet and may have to have a surgery.  I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that there's no problems with his kidneys going back to normal. 

All this is going to cost over a thousand dollars, but what's money compared to an animal that's given so much unconditional love for fourteen years.  He pretty much adopted me long ago.  My friend lived on a farm in Ohio, and a cat had given birth to some kittens.  Whenever, I'd go over there, no matter where this kitten was on the farm, he'd hear my car coming up the gravel drive and come running across the field to jump on me, climb inside my coat, crawl up on my shoulders.  I mean, c'mon, you got to take this cat home, right?  He loves people and he still likes to jump on my shoulders, though now he's a bit cumbersome perched up there.

If anybody has an older male cat, you need to watch for any change in their urination habits, such as going outside their cat box, frequent attempts at urinating, etc., because this is a common problem with male cats. 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on December 27, 2008, 09:35:14 AM
Hope your cat gets better, Doug! 14 is an old age for a cat, but I know they can live quite a bit longer. My aunt and uncle have a cat that must be getting close to 20 by now, and although the cat's had some rough times with her health, she still seems to be doing okay, thanks to having owners willing to help her through those rough times.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 27, 2008, 10:56:21 AM
Aw, Doug, I'm sorry your cat is so sick! I hope he recovers and lives out the rest of his nine lives in good health!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 27, 2008, 02:03:07 PM
Doug,  I am so sorry to read your cat is so ill.   I do hope he recovers well and has a lot more great times with you.  14 these days is not so old.   Mittens was 17 and a previous cat I had was 21.  Let us know how he gets on please.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on December 27, 2008, 06:02:06 PM
Doug, I am so sorry too.   I am keeping my fingers crossed for hoping your cat gets better !
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on December 27, 2008, 06:14:44 PM
Sorry to hear about your cat, Doug. Chin up mate, I hope he gets better real soon.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on December 27, 2008, 10:28:34 PM

Whenever, I'd go over there, no matter where this kitten was on the farm, he'd hear my car coming up the gravel drive and come running across the field to jump on me, climb inside my coat, crawl up on my shoulders... 

Obviously he knew he'd found someone who would take care of him. And he was right!

Keep us posted on his recovery!

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on January 01, 2009, 05:54:45 AM
Thanks for the kind words.

Shadow, unfortunately, is still in the hospital.  His kidneys recovered fine, and overall is good, except he can't (or won't) fully relieve himself.  They gave him a shot of valium to relax the urethra from spasming, but besides dribbling, he won't properly urinate.  Because the bladder was stretched out, it's not contracting properly now, and it's usually only supposed to take a couple of days to recover, but Shadow is taking longer.  So he is still in the hospital after a week.  My visits have definitely helped him get over being freaked out, but now I think he's just bored.  I really, really hope I can take him home Friday.  Until he's totally recovered, I'm still nervous about this.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 01, 2009, 02:24:12 PM
Oh! Doug I do hope he recovers soon.   It is so much of a worry when you have a sick pet and you can't explain to them how to get better.    I keep my fingers crossed for him.   Pease keep us posted.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on January 01, 2009, 03:55:53 PM
Yeah, keep us posted Doug. It'ds good to hear there is overall improvement. I can understand you still feeling nervous. Fingers crossed here aswell mate.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on January 03, 2009, 08:48:03 PM
Well, Mr. Pudd'nhead Shadow finally came home from the hospital yesterday.  He seemed a bit lethargic, but is more energetic today.  He had to go back to the vet's today so they could check his bladder, and it was nice and small.  He still has to take antibiotics to fight off the urinary infection, but it looks like he's recovering just fine.  Except now I have to feed him expensive prescription cat food that helps prevent him from getting crystals in his bladder that can lead to blockage. 

He sends his regards.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 03, 2009, 08:51:25 PM
Great news Doug!  8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 03, 2009, 08:54:11 PM
That's great, Doug!

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/funny-pictures-your-cat-is-still-loading.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on January 03, 2009, 10:47:23 PM
That's fantastic, Doug. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on January 04, 2009, 05:12:32 PM
 :)  That's very good news , Doug !   What a reassurance ! 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 09, 2009, 10:18:49 AM
I am so pleased he is on the mend Doug.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on February 07, 2009, 12:53:08 PM
There's cute and then there's CUTE! (http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=Rooyt3ptNco&feature=email)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: JMG on February 07, 2009, 02:25:20 PM
I'm a dog person. Always have been. Don't get me wrong, I like cats as well.

I had a pure bred English Springer Spaniel, Sadie, show dogs in her blood line. Liver and white, she was very pretty and she knew it. I'd take her for walks on the bike path next to the Rock River, people would stop us and pet her. She'd lay on the grass, drinking in all the attention, I was just along for the ride. I have several videos of her, in one I call to her and she comes up the sidewalk, strutting, looking directly into the camera, as if she knew she was making a video. Unfortunately, a dogs life span is brief, I had her for eleven years. Father Time decided to called her home but we did have eleven great years together and loads of fun.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 07, 2009, 05:29:38 PM
There's cute and then there's CUTE! (http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=Rooyt3ptNco&feature=email)

Awwwwwww.  that brought tears to my eyes and a big smile too.    Thank you for posting it CvW.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 08, 2009, 09:47:57 AM
 :)  Yes !  Awwwwwwww............; so CUTE !    Thanks, CvW !   :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on February 08, 2009, 10:24:45 AM
You're welcome! We've had several orange tabbies over the years and every one was a sweetheart!

Unfortunately, a dogs life span is brief, I had her for eleven years. Father Time decided to called her home but we did have eleven great years together and loads of fun.

Post a photo of Sadie if you get the chance, JMG. It sounds like she was a great dog!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: JMG on February 08, 2009, 04:22:02 PM
Post a photo of Sadie if you get the chance, JMG. It sounds like she was a great dog!

Thanks CvW. Sadie was a great dog and I miss her every day. I've never tried to post pictures on this site, not sure I know how but I'm pretty good at figuring this sort of thing out. I do have a great picture of her jumping over a pile of leaves, caught her in mid air running right at the camera, it looks like she's flying  ;D. Springers are known as sporting dogs and Sadie was a very good athlete, she surprised me many times. She loved to be outside, running and jumping over anything that got in her way. Most times she was just showing off ::) ;). If I can figure out a way to post pictures I will surly do so.   
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 08, 2009, 04:31:05 PM
Hey JMG,

Check out this thread on how to post pics.  :)


http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2338.msg30933#msg30933
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 08, 2009, 04:37:07 PM
Aw, I want to see the pic of Sadie!

JMG, most of us who post pictures here upload them to ImageShack or another free hosting site, then copy and paste the link here. However, you can try another option.

1) When you hit the "Reply" button in a thread, you get a window where you type your answer. Look down below and to the left of that window and you should see "Additional Options ..." with a "+" to the left of it.

2) Click on the +, and you'll get a list of options. One is "Attach:" and there's a box with a "Browse ..." button to the right of it.

3) Click the "Browse ..." button. You should get a window with "File upload" in the title bar above a list of files on your computer's hard drive. Navigate to the pic of Sadie, and click on it. It should be a .jpg file and not bigger than 75 KB. Then click "Open" at the bottom of the "File upload" window.

4) In the box after "Attach:" there should now be the "path" to the pic of Sadie on your computer's hard drive. Now, click "Post."

I've never actually tried this myself before, so I'm trying it for the first time with this post. Here goes ...

EDIT: Eureka! A thumbnail of the pic from your hard drive now appears at the bottom of the post. To enlarge it, just click on it.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: JMG on February 08, 2009, 05:58:24 PM
Thanks for the direction The Schofield Kid and KC. I had no idea that was how posting pictures was done. I do have a Canon scanner but due to computer problems only half of the program seems to be working. It doesn't work like it used to and I kind of lost interest. My computer, Gateway, is about eight years of age and I've been considering buy a new one. I thought it was on the skids but it turned out my 17 inch CTR monitor was dying a slow death. I bought a new 19 inch LCD monitor couple of months ago and it has made a world of difference, like night to day. I can actually see photos now and have started  posting again. Who would've thunk it? :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: JMG on February 08, 2009, 07:04:53 PM
I got Sadie as a pup, maybe six weeks old. I got her from a private breeder, at the owners home. Maybe six in the litter, all as cute as can be. I picked her because she came out of the pack and took the car keys out of my hand and took them back to her spot. The owner got my keys back but this puppy came back out of the pack and took my keys again. The breeder said "That's your dog." I came back a couple of days later and took her home. To this day I don't know who picked who but I've always had the feeling that Sadie was just a little bit smarter than me.   :-\  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 08, 2009, 07:10:44 PM
Well, fire up that scanner as soon as you can, please! Can't wait to see Sadie. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 08, 2009, 07:46:48 PM
I picked her because she came out of the pack and took the car keys out of my hand and took them back to her spot. The owner got my keys back but this puppy came back out of the pack and took my keys again. The breeder said "That's your dog." I came back a couple of days later and took her home.

And some people call them "Dumb Animals"!

Great story JMG, I also can't wait to the see the pics.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: JMG on February 08, 2009, 07:57:54 PM
Well, fire up that scanner as soon as you can, please! Can't wait to see Sadie. :)

I'm working on this as we speak but it might take a while. "Pay No Attention To That Man Behind The Curtain"  ;)  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 09, 2009, 09:55:05 AM
I am looking forward to seeing your picutres of Sadie too.  Hope you can post them soon. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: JMG on February 09, 2009, 02:28:12 PM
Sorry folks, I hate to disappoint but I have problems with my scanner program. The scanner runs but nothing comes up. It hasn't worked properly in quite some time but if I can get things sorted out I'll post pictures of Sadie. I have the feeling that, somewhere up in doggie heaven, Sadie is laughing her head off at me. But at the same time she's pissed off because she wants her pictures posted on the Internet for you folks to enjoy. She was always a bit of a showoff. I can feel her looking at me as I type this.  :o
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on March 04, 2009, 02:56:41 PM
Speaking of cats, the cat is back! Hi everyone, I haven't been on the CEWB since 2007 I think  :o and haven't posted regularly since 2006  :( but I thought I'd put in an appearance as it's long overdue. Christopher told me this thread was still going strong, so I had to come back and investigate!

Anyway hope you're all well, and hope to be here a bit more often  ;D

ally x

P.S. Time has flown, I'm 30 this year!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 04, 2009, 06:17:03 PM
Hey Ally, welcome back.

Great to see another of the older regulars returning.

If only we could find Matt, mgk, Agent & D'Amb.

I much prefer the avatar of yourself though.  8)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 04, 2009, 09:21:00 PM
An allycat sighting!  :D

It's great to see you back on the Board! :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 05, 2009, 01:35:22 AM
Hi alleycat,    Welcome back.   Don't leave it so long again.


If only we could find Matt, mgk, Agent & D'Amb.


1 out of 5 is not SO bad.   :)



I much prefer the avatar of yourself though.  8)


me too!! ;)




Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on March 05, 2009, 05:32:11 AM
Hi, allycat! Welcome back :) It seems 2009 is the year of the return.
I missed those guys too. Wonder what happen to them :(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on March 10, 2009, 07:51:20 AM
Hey Ally, welcome back.

Great to see another of the older regulars returning.

If only we could find Matt, mgk, Agent & D'Amb.

I much prefer the avatar of yourself though.  8)



Hi guys, and thanks for welcoming me back. You realise it will be 10 years later this year since I first registered on the CEWB? So that's another milestone. Scary!

I didn't know Matt, mgk, Agent and D'Ambrosia had all disappeared for so long, though I remember mgk going away and Matt came by less and less. I hope they're all ok.

The reason I came back - apart from it being ages - was that Gran Torino is the first Clint film I've seen in the cinema for years (I'm ashamed to say!) so it made me think of Clint and...here I am. I want to post about how great the film is in an on-topic thread, so I'll do that later.

For now - love to you all x
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on April 21, 2009, 04:06:46 PM
                  (http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/funny-pictures-dog-and-cat-need-a-theme-song.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 22, 2009, 05:24:40 AM
                  (http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/funny-pictures-dog-and-cat-need-a-theme-song.jpg)

How about "Side By Side" or "Let is Snow"?      Sorry I had nothing better to do this afternoon.   :D :D :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on April 25, 2009, 05:40:10 AM
Cyber cat staring at my two idols ;D

(http://image1.frappr.com/pix1/i/20090425/2/5/b/25b9701ca5e550deb2270af622da6c4a0_large.jpg)

what I edited: Do you see the name "Laurie" on the right down corner? It was the girl the made this cute collage, only she used Christian Bale, her big idol (go figure). I just had to replace Christian by Clint.
The other one is William Fichtner, of course (http://www.greensmilies.com/smile/smiley_emoticons_biggrin.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on April 29, 2009, 06:25:22 PM
(http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs014.snc1/2957_536061167386_42503473_31841424_5560519_n.jpg)
 ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 30, 2009, 02:47:49 AM
AWWWWWWWWW  sweet.   :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on June 06, 2009, 03:11:44 PM
Reciting Shakespeare:

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/funny-pictures-cat-recites-a-monologue.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on June 07, 2009, 04:47:26 AM
;D
I'm saving this forever. Way too cute.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on June 30, 2009, 03:22:11 PM
Just found out I've been walking around for a week with a fractured patella ... :o

And do I wish I had a kitty cat! ;)

(http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress.com/files/2009/03/funny-pictures-your-cat-wants-to-fix-your-hurt.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on June 30, 2009, 09:18:23 PM
I'm returning home in a week and it is my sincerest hope (please please please,) that my wife hasn't added any more strays to our humble abode.
If she has, you will be the first one I'll contact, KC.

Happy to help. Get well soon! :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on June 30, 2009, 10:03:30 PM
;D I said it before ... just drop 'er in the old e-mail slot and press "send"! ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 01, 2009, 01:05:29 AM
Just found out I've been walking around for a week with a fractured patella ... :o

Wow KC I hope you didn't do too much damage.  :o  Does this mean you will have to stop running for a while?  Is it painful?   

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on July 01, 2009, 03:32:11 AM
I'm really sorry, KC. I've had my leg in a plaster cast months ago and it isn't fun at all. You always can get a kitty. People say pets really help in the healing process.
Take care :(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on July 01, 2009, 05:00:09 AM
Thanks for the good wishes. It isn't painful at all, but I have to keep my leg in a "knee immobilizer" for about two weeks. That makes it very hard to walk ... sit ... just about anything that involves bending the knee. And I can't run, but the knee doc promised me I'll be able to run again in a few weeks.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Richard Earl on July 01, 2009, 05:16:10 AM
I hope it heels well KC. If I were a doctor I would tell you to in bed for two weeks while watching movies and eating good food.   :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 02, 2009, 12:38:46 PM
KC So long as you do as you are told by the doctors you should be OK.  My Mother-in=Law broke her knee and did as she was told now she has no bother at all.  Another person she met in the hospital didn't follow the doctors orders and even after 4 years she is still having trouble.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on August 01, 2009, 08:15:34 AM
 :)   (http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2364/muffy.jpg)

        "Muffy", a scruffy white mongrel missing for nine years from a home on the Gold Coast, who was found sleeping on a scrap of cardboard in a filthy backyard in Melbourne, July 30. A young Australian held an emotional TV reunion with Muffy.

       
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 01, 2009, 10:51:25 AM
Awww ... cute. Got a link, Higgy? :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on August 01, 2009, 10:59:55 AM
It broke my heart. Look at those eyes :'(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 01, 2009, 12:29:46 PM
I found a link to the story for those who want to read more:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20090731/tod-emotional-reunion-for-long-lost-mong-37b0eca.html
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on August 01, 2009, 07:01:44 PM
Muffy has been front page news for a couple of days here. It's about time we heard more good news stories.

Here's a few more links.

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,25855609-5002700,00.html (http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,25855609-5002700,00.html)

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,25862332-2862,00.html (http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,25862332-2862,00.html)

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,25864722-2862,00.html (http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,,25864722-2862,00.html)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on August 24, 2009, 12:43:48 PM
 :) 
                 (http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/7535/inu2.jpg)

  And........ ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1xo5vwL4vs&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftrend%2Egyao%2Ejp%2Fanimal%2Fentry%2D321251%2Ehtml&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 26, 2009, 06:28:16 PM
Amazing! My life in animation!

http://www.simonscat.com/flyguy.html (http://www.simonscat.com/flyguy.html)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 27, 2009, 02:13:19 AM
The animation is wonderful ... and the sound effects, too. Thanks for the find, CvW!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on August 27, 2009, 03:42:15 AM
Amazing! My life in animation!

http://www.simonscat.com/flyguy.html (http://www.simonscat.com/flyguy.html)

Are you the one chasing the fly or the one sleeping away the whole day while your poor kitty cat cries out for attention...?  :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 27, 2009, 05:31:52 AM
He could be the fly, you know ... ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on August 27, 2009, 07:06:49 AM
CvW is the guy on the couch. He has worked too much lately and at the end of the day I believe he really sleeps that tight ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on August 27, 2009, 06:03:58 PM
Oh that's definitely me trying to sleep. But I've gotten vindictive in my old age. Now I wait for my cats to doze off and then I wake THEM!

"Rise and Shine, Fluffy!" (http://imgur.com/cejPy.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 27, 2009, 06:25:24 PM
That cat looks exactly like how I feel when I wake up in the morning! ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 29, 2009, 07:00:03 AM
Fantastic clip CvW.   He knows cats sooo well.  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 29, 2009, 09:40:42 AM
From the Internet's most indispensable site, ICanHasCheezburger.com ...

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/funny-pictures-cat-in-bonnet-is-angry.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on August 30, 2009, 05:09:22 AM
Maybe someone has seen this before but I was searching for Clint pictures and found this. :)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BXZBW3ZQL._SS500_.jpg)
http://www.amazon.com/Clint-Black-Carla-Christina-Contreras/dp/0970529600/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251637297&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Clint-Black-Carla-Christina-Contreras/dp/0970529600/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1251637297&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on September 03, 2009, 04:12:05 PM
 :)   
       (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5690/gupa.jpg)

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g-Xq_Uvb64&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftrend%2Egyao%2Ejp%2Fanimal%2Fentry%2D336678%2Ehtml&feature=player_embedded#t=23    ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Gant on September 03, 2009, 10:34:27 PM
Just got a dog.. our first..

Cross between a Jack Russell and a fizzy drink !
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 04, 2009, 01:13:01 AM
Pictures!!! Pictures!!! :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on September 04, 2009, 05:14:44 AM
:)   
       (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/5690/gupa.jpg)

       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g-Xq_Uvb64&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftrend%2Egyao%2Ejp%2Fanimal%2Fentry%2D336678%2Ehtml&feature=player_embedded#t=23    ;D

Too cute, Higgy. Can someone possibly not love cats? :)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1080/976584414_2c371d9b06.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on September 04, 2009, 01:24:24 PM
Yeah, Mrs. CvW will love THAT one!

Too cute, Higgy. Can someone possibly not love cats? :)

I always have a few to spare if you're interested! ;)


I've gotten a few variations of this email over the years.  Usually the same theme. Although I received one awhile back  that was definitely not work safe! :o

Usually comes with a message that says,

 How To Clean The Inside Of Your Computer Screen (http://www.raincitystory.com/flash/screenclean.swf)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on September 04, 2009, 04:13:34 PM
I always have a few to spare if you're interested! ;)

Thanks, CvW...my latest cat died tragically and since then I never wanted to have another one :-\
Not to mention, it would be a too long trip to the kitty with you living in Arizona ;)

I've gotten a few variations of this email over the years.  Usually the same theme. Although I received one awhile back that was definitely not work safe! :o

Usually comes with a message that says,

 How To Clean The Inside Of Your Computer Screen (http://www.raincitystory.com/flash/screenclean.swf)

:D This one beat all the others ones. I got scared at first but it's really funny.
I always send those things forward to my friends here ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on September 07, 2009, 07:33:55 AM
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/ital7501.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on September 12, 2009, 05:09:50 AM
 :) " The Hustler Dog " !   :o
 
 Is there a person playing better than him ?   Seriously ?   ;D ;D ;D

                (http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/4946/dogks.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHiiG3-yU7k&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Etrend%2Dnews%2Ejp%2Fanimal%2Fentry%2D341304%2Ehtml&feature=p



      
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Alcatraz on September 15, 2009, 12:43:05 PM
Video of a baby wolf learning how to howl. http://www.wimp.com/babywolf/


Not a dog, but close enough.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on September 15, 2009, 03:42:11 PM
Video of a baby wolf learning how to howl. http://www.wimp.com/babywolf/


Not a dog, but close enough.

 :)  That's great !  8)     This baby wolf is so cute and the man seems his dad !    :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 16, 2009, 03:06:59 AM
He is so cute.   His howl might be a bit squeeky but he has the right head movements.   Thanks for posting the video it made my morning.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on September 16, 2009, 05:30:17 AM
Video of a baby wolf learning how to howl. http://www.wimp.com/babywolf/
Very cute :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on September 16, 2009, 08:42:28 AM
(http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs250.snc1/9730_576114734686_39504617_34397309_5131367_n.jpg)
I just got this one in an email, along with some other good one, all featuring dogs. ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 16, 2009, 03:55:59 PM
That one, at least, is from Icanhascheezburger's canine counterpart, www.ihasahotdog.com.  8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 17, 2009, 01:36:28 AM
(http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/3/10/128811613435898226.jpg)

Last night we bathed Meg and this is very appropriate.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on September 17, 2009, 11:59:55 AM
^ ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 25, 2009, 08:40:08 PM
Overdose of "cute" here in this New York Lottery commercial ... dogs, cats, little chickies and even adorable piglets!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4fsHLWi_xI
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on September 28, 2009, 06:37:16 PM

God and Dog (http://www.godanddog.org/)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 29, 2009, 07:48:55 AM
God and Dog (http://www.godanddog.org/)

That is kinda nice CvW.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on October 04, 2009, 12:59:56 PM
Just received this in my email. This is Remo, a cat from a cousin of mine. Too cute. :)

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/Remo12.jpg)

With Chopin, a friend.
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/RemoChopin.jpg)

Reading :D
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/Remolendo.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on October 08, 2009, 10:24:17 AM
Someone sent me this. I thought it was very funny :)

                                       
Quote
Your Day

This is how I heard YOUR day was going.............


First you had trouble getting out of bed
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat1.jpg)

 
You had a stiff neck
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat2.jpg)


You washed your hair and couldn't do a thing with it
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat3.jpg)


Your new diet really doesn't seem to be working out
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat4.jpg) 
 

You pulled a muscle when you tried to exercise
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat5.jpg) 
 

The boss chewed you out at work
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat6.jpg)


You got caught in the rain at lunchtime
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat7.jpg)


Then the lunch you had didn't seem to agree with you
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat8.jpg)

 
You feel trapped
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat9.jpg)


Uninvited guests showed up at dinnertime
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat91.jpg)


On top of that you think you're coming down with the flu
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat92.jpg)


And finally, you're alone in the house at night when you think you hear a noise in the basement
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/cat93.jpg)

 
Maybe tomorrow will be better!!!
 
:)
 


 



Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on October 12, 2009, 05:49:20 PM
Can't wait to get home and show my cats everything I've learned about trains.

"Chugga chugga chugga chugga, Woooo Woooooo!!"

http://www.picrandom.com/images/21584.gif (http://www.picrandom.com/images/21584.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on October 12, 2009, 05:53:04 PM
Can't wait to get home and show my cats everything I've learned about trains.

"Chugga chugga chugga chugga, Woooo Woooooo!!"

http://www.picrandom.com/images/21584.gif (http://www.picrandom.com/images/21584.gif)

^ ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on October 13, 2009, 05:19:30 AM
Can't wait to get home and show my cats everything I've learned about trains.

"Chugga chugga chugga chugga, Woooo Woooooo!!"

http://www.picrandom.com/images/21584.gif (http://www.picrandom.com/images/21584.gif)

That was mean, Mr. Bob.
Do you think the kitty are enjoying it? >:(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Alcatraz on October 14, 2009, 07:25:02 AM
For all you know, it could be a favorite pass time between the cat and the owner, or whoever it is.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on October 29, 2009, 07:37:59 PM
October 29th is National Cat Day!

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/royalty.jpg?w=449&h=700)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on October 30, 2009, 04:32:29 AM
October 29th is National Cat Day!

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/royalty.jpg?w=449&h=700)

Is that true or you kidding? ??? If it's true, is sweet, those cuties deserve it.

That made me remember of my cat Luke. He died years ago :'(

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/luke1.jpg)(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/lukenosof.jpg)

Celebrating his 3 year old (I'm so silly :P)
Don't know how old I was in that pic. Well, it wasn't a long time ago (http://planetsmilies.net/grinning-smiley-17116.gif)
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/aniversriodoluke.jpg)

He was so cute :(
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/lukenocho.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on November 03, 2009, 07:08:08 AM
I think you can guess by my username my vote!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on November 03, 2009, 06:20:45 PM
I think you can guess by my username my vote!

Then it's probably the same as my vote. ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on November 10, 2009, 08:35:12 AM
I have to post this quickly before my cats see me!

Dog Logic (http://www.rescueadopt.net/petadopt/dog_logic.htm)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on November 10, 2009, 02:42:43 PM
I have to post this quickly before my cats see me!

Dog Logic (http://www.rescueadopt.net/petadopt/dog_logic.htm)
  ;D Thanks, CvW !   They are adorable and they are right .  :D

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 11, 2009, 12:17:06 AM
CvW that is so true.  I love cats and dogs (in that order) Meg is a minx but sweet natured, however Mittens was just adorable and I still miss her little tabby  face. 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on November 11, 2009, 04:54:54 AM
Very cute. All in that message is so true. If I have to make a choice, I go for cats but I love dogs too :)

(http://www.rescueadopt.net/petadopt/mktwain.jpg)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on November 18, 2009, 11:03:46 AM
Found me a new job I reckon!

Catboys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts7ysa1q-bc)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on November 18, 2009, 11:45:12 AM
That was hillarious CcW   ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 19, 2009, 12:38:14 AM
Fantastic CvW.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on November 19, 2009, 03:55:40 AM
Found me a new job I reckon!

Catboys (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts7ysa1q-bc)

Very nice one, CvW !!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on December 01, 2009, 06:19:19 PM
Quote
Cody a five year old Cocker Spaniel sits on the grooming table waiting to compete in the judging rounds at the National Dog Show hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009 in Oaks, Pa

         (http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/7590/captdog.jpg)

          :o :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on December 01, 2009, 06:25:42 PM
   
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8&feature=player_embedded

        (http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4378/aaaaacat.png)

          :o  :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 01, 2009, 09:19:12 PM
Higgy that kitten on youtube is sooooooooooo cute.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on December 08, 2009, 05:29:45 PM
 
  (http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/9387/bullebbaby.jpg)

   :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 08, 2009, 08:15:20 PM
^^^ ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 11, 2009, 07:36:36 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/funny-pictures-cat-is-very-fluffy.jpg)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 12, 2009, 02:56:20 AM
^^^^^^    ;D ;D    I love that one KC
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on December 13, 2009, 03:17:55 PM
Maybe It's Out Of Ink (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZYE-fx5WEs&feature=related)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on December 13, 2009, 04:21:46 PM
Maybe It's Out Of Ink (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZYE-fx5WEs&feature=related)

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/Gifs/1413636xrmq5bvht6.gif) And it looks like my own printer...noisy, broken and totally useless ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 15, 2009, 10:43:58 PM
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/6371/94954024.png)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 16, 2009, 09:19:03 AM
^^^^^^   ;D ;D ;D   Cats will sleep any place.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on December 19, 2009, 04:05:32 AM
 :)  Conan is a chihuahua of one and a half year. Living among the Buddhist monks in a Japanese temple, he joins every day the prayers (his owner): the dog sits down on its legs rear and joins legs before. I watched the news about this dog much before.  He seems to be a very popular.  :D

               (http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9509/conanwb.jpg)               (http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/7701/conan2r.jpg)
 

 
 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 24, 2009, 01:54:59 PM
(http://www.redcrossphilly.org/images/live/Dog%20CPR.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on December 24, 2009, 07:30:09 PM
 :) Giant George !
 
Quote
Pictured in the parks of Tuscon Arizona .  George a four years old blue great Dane , looks more like a miniature horse than a dog !
The gentle giant, who measures 7ft 3inc ( 210cm) from nose to tail , could be a prime contender to take the title from the former record holder Gibson !

     (http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/8130/giantdog.jpg)         (http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/6062/gibsonp.jpg)

                                                                                                                         Gibson                                                    :o :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on December 25, 2009, 11:15:58 AM
He lives here??!!
I better go count my cats!!!! :o



Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on December 25, 2009, 06:15:42 PM
He lives here??!!
I better go count my cats!!!! :o

In Tuscon Arizona , CvW ?  :o    Take care~! !   ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on December 26, 2009, 05:25:33 AM
He lives here??!!
I better go count my cats!!!! :o

 ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on December 26, 2009, 07:57:28 AM
They're all accounted for. Think I see even see some new faces. Never know around here.

Maybe George really lives in Tuscany not T-U-C-S-O-N.


Speaking of big dogs, it looks like Simon's sister's pup need's to contact Jenny Craig!

http://www.simonscat.com/fedup.html (http://www.simonscat.com/fedup.html)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on January 02, 2010, 08:17:57 PM
SURFice Dog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGODurRfVv4)


Looks good in HQ too.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 02, 2010, 09:52:55 PM
Wonderful dog story ... the music is pretty awful, though.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 03, 2010, 02:45:18 AM
That is quite a story brought tears to my eyes.  What a wonderful dog.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Gant on January 03, 2010, 04:26:09 AM
Dogs..... Now I've got one.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Conan on January 03, 2010, 05:18:55 AM
http://www.neuticles.com/original.php

Doggie testicle implants: For the dog who has (most) everything.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on January 08, 2010, 08:26:30 PM
But wait, it's his CIVIC DUTY!!!

Jury Duty (http://www.viddler.com/explore/cheezburger/videos/271/1.267/)

And in all likelihood, the cat would probably have more common sense than about eight of the other members.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: D'Ambrosia on January 09, 2010, 02:53:51 AM
But wait, it's his CIVIC DUTY!!!

"But the jury commissioner is unmoved… Request DENIED!"  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 09, 2010, 10:06:35 AM
Well, that was a bit different from this "trial scene" by Tom Otterness, where it was the cat that was on trial ... apparently for the crime of swallowing the canary.  :D

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3761/otterness2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 12, 2010, 08:49:23 PM
Don't forget ... this Sunday is Valentine's Day! :D

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/funny-pictures-kittens-sleep-in-heart-shape.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on February 13, 2010, 05:55:46 AM
Don't forget ... this Sunday is Valentine's Day! :D

It depends on where you are. Here, is only on June,12 :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 13, 2010, 05:50:36 PM
Well then, for you in Brazil, bookmark this one and save it till June 12.  ;)

For the rest of you ... Valentine's day is Sunday, February 14!  :D

http://icanhascheezburger.com/2010/02/12/funny-pictures-happy-valentines-day/

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 16, 2010, 09:07:42 PM
In the spirit of the season ...

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/marty.jpg?w=500&h=374)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: PeterD on February 28, 2010, 12:19:35 AM
I have two Australian Terriers, both are so loved. Mr Tiddles is 4 and Bobby is 2,
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on February 28, 2010, 06:27:01 AM
We would love to see some pics of the "babies", Peter :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: PeterD on March 01, 2010, 12:19:23 AM
Computers and I don't mix sadly, Aline. Wouldn't have the slightest idea of how to put pics on to the net. I don't even own a digital camera.  :(

Rest assured, both boys are beautiful.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 01, 2010, 02:26:52 AM
Something like this?  :)

(http://www.aussieterrier.de/img/australian_terriers.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on March 01, 2010, 05:58:50 AM
Computers and I don't mix sadly, Aline. Wouldn't have the slightest idea of how to put pics on to the net. I don't even own a digital camera.  :(

That's a shame, Peter :( Your cell phone takes pictures? I'd put the pictures on the board for you.

KC, those are cute :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: PeterD on March 01, 2010, 11:26:46 PM
That's a shame, Peter :( Your cell phone takes pictures? I'd put the pictures on the board for you.
My mobile is aboput 5 years old and is very much a bottom range Nokia. No camera unfortunately, maybe my next one will..... :-[
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: PeterD on March 01, 2010, 11:29:58 PM
(http://www.australianterriers.com.au/mufn2.jpg)

A lot like this one as I bought Bobby from this site   http://www.australianterriers.com.au/

Although their dogs are lean and muscular and my Bobby is a bit (ok, a lot!) chunky.......
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on March 02, 2010, 06:06:47 AM
Then, they must be really cute, Peter :)

And how about you make some updates in your technological equipments? :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on March 03, 2010, 04:48:08 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/funny-pictures-cat-has-a-beatle.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on March 05, 2010, 05:43:18 PM
 Very nice pic !  Thanks, Doug !
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on March 13, 2010, 06:49:54 PM

   (http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3941/catdance.jpg)

    http://video.yahoo.com/network/100284668?v=6922189&l=3774740
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 20, 2010, 01:59:28 PM
Slo-mo canines enjoy a doggie treat ... sure, it's a plug for dog food, but what's not selling something these days?

http://www.urlesque.com/2010/03/18/dogs-art/
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on March 21, 2010, 05:11:18 AM
Slo-mo canines enjoy a doggie treat ... sure, it's a plug for dog food, but what's not selling something these days?

http://www.urlesque.com/2010/03/18/dogs-art/

Nice one, KC !     I want to see a bulldog jumping, too !     :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on March 21, 2010, 05:13:22 AM
       

                                 (http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/7756/clintpet.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 21, 2010, 05:56:28 AM
Nice pic, Higgy. I don't remember seeing that one before. Where did you find it?
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 21, 2010, 08:28:15 AM
Nice pic, Higgy. I don't remember seeing that one before. Where did you find it?

And shouldn't it be in the "Eastwood Pics" thread?
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: AnecdotistOwl on March 21, 2010, 10:30:43 AM
I just took this photograph of my sweet little boy Oliver

(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1201/dsc1568.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on March 21, 2010, 01:46:02 PM
He is way too gorgeous, Owl! ;)

SK, I remember seeing that picture of Clint with the dog in the Imdb photos section :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 21, 2010, 01:49:21 PM
(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1201/dsc1568.jpg)

"You lookin' at me!"

Great pic Owl. How did he get the name Oliver?
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: AnecdotistOwl on March 21, 2010, 03:00:14 PM
Great pic Owl. How did he get the name Oliver?

Thanks guys.
There's no reason for the name really, we just picked one and went with it. But I really like that name though

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on March 21, 2010, 04:19:54 PM
  Felix!  My son's cat.

                    (http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5579/101726.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on March 21, 2010, 05:14:53 PM
I just took this photograph of my sweet little boy Oliver

(http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/1201/dsc1568.jpg)

Wow he looks identical to a cat I had before he ran away. I miss Ford. :'(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 21, 2010, 06:49:08 PM
Maybe Ford jumped aboard a freighter to Sweden? :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on March 21, 2010, 06:54:20 PM
Maybe Ford jumped aboard a freighter to Sweden? :)

At least he'd be at Eastwood loving home.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on March 23, 2010, 01:18:31 AM
Hovercats (http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/6596/latestunitedstatesweapo.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 23, 2010, 02:18:19 AM
^Love the file name ... "latestunitedstatesweapo.gif"! ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on March 23, 2010, 07:40:44 AM
With MY brood, I could make a fortune in defense contracts.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 03, 2010, 06:48:26 PM
(http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2010/04/03/1225849/324241-easter-show.gif)

I saw this pic in the paper today and it's just sooooo cute.

Sunday Telegraph (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/indepth/this-is-a-doggone-good-time-for-kids/story-e6frev49-1225849265491)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on April 04, 2010, 05:31:07 PM
I asked Belinda do do some filing for me.

But I found her asleep on the job again!!!

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8625/p4050001.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on April 04, 2010, 07:00:44 PM
She's not challenged enough. She needs a job in middle management. ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on April 04, 2010, 07:09:03 PM
She's not challenged enough. She needs a job in middle management. ;)

Well, she's pretty good looking. Maybe a job on the catwalk. :P
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on April 05, 2010, 11:27:51 AM
I asked Belinda do do some filing for me.

But I found her asleep on the job again!!!

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/8625/p4050001.jpg)

So cute.... :) Maybe she isn't adapted to the end of daylight savings yet, SC 8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on April 11, 2010, 08:59:40 AM
 
  
       (http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3606/catstanding1.jpg)

  
       http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI3WBamlxio&feature=related
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on April 15, 2010, 06:22:00 AM
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/doginAlcatrazprison.jpg)



edit: I don't have a link...it's a post card I found lost in my closet today :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on April 16, 2010, 04:02:51 PM

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/funny-pictures-cat-is-john-lennon.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 16, 2010, 06:05:58 PM
^ ;D

Classic 8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on April 28, 2010, 03:28:37 AM
 
 (http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1193/buldogtillman.jpg)

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtRaz1cO-Ls

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziDeUbifKIM&feature=related

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQzUsTFqtW0&feature=related

Title: Re: Cats, of course!
Post by: LCat on April 28, 2010, 08:35:35 PM
My Cat wouldn't stop hitting me in the head when my CO detector went off one night and I didn't hear it.  I got up and opened the windows. Fortunately, the problem was that the batteries needed to be changed, that's why the alarm sounded. But what an intelligent life saver of a cat!

What dog has done this? :P
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on April 29, 2010, 03:06:49 AM
^o^  The dog barks simply and tells you about danger. The dog which does not good at barking licks your pretty face slurp-slurp ! !    The dog does never hurt your pretty head, LCat !!   ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on May 04, 2010, 04:19:48 AM
 
 Another one !  But why an English Bulldog likes surfing and be very good player ?   :D
 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOsfX59lHXQ&NR=1
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on May 04, 2010, 01:31:06 PM
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/amizade.jpg)

Quote
Friendship is one soul in two bodies
                   Aristóteles
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on May 04, 2010, 10:02:05 PM
^o^  The dog barks simply and tells you about danger. The dog which does not good at barking licks your pretty face slurp-slurp ! !    The dog does never hurt your pretty head, LCat !!   ;)

Hi, Higashimori!

Ha ha!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on May 05, 2010, 06:27:36 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/128898633283210460.jpg)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on May 05, 2010, 09:18:49 PM
Who can steal your heart and your dinner the way a cat can? >:D

LCat
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on May 09, 2010, 06:56:37 PM
For Mother's Day:

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/128935348227189266.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 09, 2010, 09:24:56 PM
For Mother's Day:

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/128935348227189266.jpg)


^^^^
Awwwwwwwwww!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on May 17, 2010, 06:18:13 AM
Found it randomly.
Cutie,cutie :)
(http://bp0.blogger.com/_2R3MJ0Y9LVY/R7t18paBN8I/AAAAAAAADgg/sLIJZ-zlxYM/s400/IMG_7205.JPG)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on June 11, 2010, 03:46:53 AM
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/1589/p6110001k.jpg)

Believe me that's her happy look. The big sweety girl.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 11, 2010, 04:40:34 AM
"Look into my eyes, you are getting sleepy."
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on June 11, 2010, 04:43:21 AM
(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/1589/p6110001k.jpg)

Believe me that's her happy look. The big sweety girl.

Nice cat, SC !  I hope that she keep that for long long time !  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on June 11, 2010, 09:25:08 AM
What eyes! Hypnotic.

Which one is she, SC?
Hope you don't mind if I post it :)
(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff233/southcat001/P9220003.jpg)

She is gorgeous.

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on June 12, 2010, 12:18:17 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwww ...

http://www.pawnation.com/2010/06/11/blind-dog-has-her-own-seeing-eye-dog/
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on June 15, 2010, 11:46:01 PM
Which one is she, SC?

That's Sandy on the right and her mum, Belinda on the left.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 16, 2010, 09:38:49 AM
They are both gorgeous SC


Your link made me smile KC.   I sometimes think animals are more perceptive than humans.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on June 22, 2010, 10:25:24 PM
     (http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/roflrazzi.jpg?w=430&h=266)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on June 23, 2010, 07:09:29 AM
 Nice pic, Doug !   8)


 " English bulldog puppies talking in their sleep "  :D :D :D


  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd6PQl3dVt8&feature=related

  I found this one after KC's     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLdQ3UhLoD4   :D :D :D


 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on June 23, 2010, 08:14:11 AM
I found this one after KC's     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLdQ3UhLoD4   :D :D :D
What is that?!

EDIT: Oh, I just saw where KC posted that in the Endless Pointless thread!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on June 23, 2010, 11:20:29 AM
What is that?!

EDIT: Oh, I just saw where KC posted that in the Endless Pointless thread!

I'm sorry I forgot to add where I found it !   :-[
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on June 23, 2010, 07:10:04 PM
Yeah, it's the same thing. But a Slow Loris isn't a cat or a dog, so I didn't post it here. ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on October 10, 2010, 07:25:07 PM
The vets I go to are great. The staff are fantastic, but just once it would be nice to get seen on time.  I get there a few minutes before every time as it is close to home, but you sit there in the waiting room for 10-15mins every time. Both cats hate it and are real nervous every time.

Then it's 5 minutes with the vet and minimum $65 lighter in the wallet.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on December 30, 2010, 07:56:26 AM
I was in a toy store last Tuesday and saw this cutie. It's a big dog almost the size of a real one. He gives the paw, chews and reacts to caresses.

It's an American toy because he attends to commands in English ???

This is me playing a little with him. He is the cutest thing I've seen, I just didn't take him with me because it was too expensive. :(

Hope the link works.







(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/th_cachorroadorvel.jpg) (http://s257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/?action=view&current=cachorroadorvel.mp4)

http://s257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/?action=view&current=cachorroadorvel.mp4

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on January 04, 2011, 07:52:35 PM
" Why the long paws? Missing cat is reunited with its teenage owner after 11 years on the run "

 By Daily Mail Reporter

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343643/Homeward-bound-Missing-cat-reunited-teenage-owner-11-years-run.html#ixzz1A7pYBcQP

 
Quote
A cat that went missing for 11 years was miraculously reunited with her teenage owner on Christmas Eve - making the furry feline a surprise Christmas present for her overjoyed family.

Chloe Hill was just six years old when she was given tiny kitten Salem as a present from her mum, Karen.

But she was heartbroken when the little cat disappeared just weeks later after slipping through an open door.

Quote
The family spent weeks searching the neighbourhood for their kitten, but never spotted their beloved pet.

They eventually feared the much-loved moggie was gone forever and got on with their lives.

Yet on Christmas Eve the RSPCA called the family from Halesowen, West Midlands to say Salem had been handed in and an emotional reunion followed.

Overjoyed Chloe, now 17, said: 'I just couldn't believe it when I saw Salem again. I never thought she'd come back after all these years.'

Wandering Salem was handed in to the RSPCA in Birmingham which identified her owner from her microchip.

'It was such a great surprise, especially on Christmas Eve, it really made my Christmas,' Chloe added.

  :o  :D


    (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/01/03/article-0-0CA0760A000005DC-48_634x408.jpg)

   
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on January 10, 2011, 04:28:02 PM
Sandy is up at the vet atm getting some dental work done which means they have to put her under. There is always a slight risk of a seizure in cats her age during or after surgery. The vet just rang and a couple of teeth are too decayed and have to be removed. I could hear Sandy's heartbeat from the equipment in the background.

I lost my last cat after an operation, he was 12 and Sandy is 9. So I'm feeling a little anxious right now.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on January 10, 2011, 05:12:01 PM
Sorry hearing that, SC.
I hope Sandy will make it. :(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on January 10, 2011, 06:48:37 PM
Sandy is up at the vet atm getting some dental work done which means they have to put her under. There is always a slight risk of a seizure in cats her age during or after surgery. The vet just rang and a couple of teeth are too decayed and have to be removed. I could hear Sandy's heartbeat from the equipment in the background.

I lost my last cat after an operation, he was 12 and Sandy is 9. So I'm feeling a little anxious right now.

That's very anxious, ST Cat!   
Your Sandy is not very lucky.......I hope that she will recover soon!!   :)
 
 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on January 10, 2011, 07:06:16 PM
Thanks Aline and Higgy for your wishes.

I got a another call from the vets, everything went well and she's resting comfortably in her recovery bed.

You're right Higgy, she's had a hard life. The poor little girl.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 10, 2011, 07:38:52 PM
Feel better, Sandy! :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on January 10, 2011, 09:32:25 PM
I believe your cat will be just fine.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on January 10, 2011, 10:44:04 PM
Thanks KC and LCat, she's back home now. She nearly shredded the cat cage apart coming home in the car. :D

 I lightly cooked fresh small beef strips for her first dinner back.  8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on January 11, 2011, 01:12:17 AM
Sandy is up at the vet atm getting some dental work done which means they have to put her under. There is always a slight risk of a seizure in cats her age during or after surgery. The vet just rang and a couple of teeth are too decayed and have to be removed. I could hear Sandy's heartbeat from the equipment in the background.

I lost my last cat after an operation, he was 12 and Sandy is 9. So I'm feeling a little anxious right now.

I'm glad your cat's okay.

May I ask why she has such bad teeth at a fairly young age?  You give her too much candy?
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 11, 2011, 01:14:52 AM
That's good news SC.

I thought it was something with the girls, when you said yesterday your mind was elsewhere.

Glad it all went well. :)


mmmmm, beef strips.  Lucky girl. 8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on January 11, 2011, 01:26:09 AM
I'm glad your cat's okay.

May I ask why she has such bad teeth at a fairly young age?  You give her too much candy?

Candy ;D ;D ;D  I've fed her and her mom teeth cleaning biscuits from the vet since day one.  Her mum is fine dental wise. Oh well that's life.

Thanks for your concern Doug. :)

Thanks SK. I knew you'd  pick up on that.  It was unexpected till yesterday when I took her in for her 3 monthly injection.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 11, 2011, 06:40:13 AM
I so pleased she is home safe and able to eat tender, specially cooked beef just for her.  Spoil her, at least for a few days, poor little thing.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on January 11, 2011, 07:13:21 AM
Thanks KC and LCat, she's back home now. She nearly shredded the cat cage apart coming home in the car. :D

 I lightly cooked fresh small beef strips for her first dinner back.  8)

That's great, Cat! :)

May I ask why she has such bad teeth at a fairly young age?  You give her too much candy?

;D Sorry, I know it wasn't Doug's intention but the question sounded too funny ;D

Serioulsy, I thought better not tell this yesterday but things like that are what have prevented me from having pets again. I have had some kitties in the past and when they died  it was too painful. :'(

Despite all that, is totally worthwhile having those cuties.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: GreenEyes on January 11, 2011, 08:03:39 AM
Aww poor kitty! I'm glad that she's home safe and is being spoiled, SC !
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: TWOMULES on January 11, 2011, 03:14:30 PM
SC, I am glad Sandy is Ok and now back home.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on January 11, 2011, 03:26:50 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind words and encouragement. Sandy says "meow, purrrrrr" :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on January 11, 2011, 07:36:45 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind words and encouragement. Sandy says "meow, purrrrrr" :)

^o^ Nice that Sandy came back to you safely, ST Cat !!  :)

I think Sandy needs calcium and collagen; like a middle-aged woman!!  Anyway, no thanks for the Candy !!  :D
 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on January 11, 2011, 07:42:56 PM
I feel like a masseur atm. :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 11, 2011, 07:49:25 PM
Had a wonderful book to catalog today by Athens, Georgia-based photographer Mark Steinmetz. It's called The Ancient Tigers of My Neighborhood. These "tigers" are actually the cats in the neighborhood around Steinmetz's studio.

(http://www.vincentborrelli.com/vbb/images/items/107746n.jpg)

(http://www.vincentborrelli.com/vbb/images/items/107746g.jpg)

Apparently, it's only available as part of a six-volume limited-edition set, for $6,000! :o Too bad ... if there were an inexpensive trade edition, cat lovers around the country would snap it up.

(If anyone has that kind of dough ... and if you do, why aren't you buying the Bill Gold poster book? ??? ... the publisher's website is: http://www.nazraeli.com )
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on January 11, 2011, 08:12:44 PM
This would be a more appropriate title, don't you think?

(http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/3443/getoffmylawn.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 11, 2011, 08:26:58 PM
;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 11, 2011, 10:00:28 PM
The book cover and SC's title remind me of a cat I used to have.  His name was Tigger because of his looks, but he thought he ruled the world even before he saw it for the first time.  He could have posed for that picture.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 14, 2011, 07:44:13 PM

             (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mmBw3uzPnJI/TUoRFy4Pa4I/AAAAAAAB5A4/g_xQKU19w90/s1600/cats_with_fur_hearts_08.jpg)

             (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mmBw3uzPnJI/TUoQqhogBfI/AAAAAAAB4_4/lZI2b3UMZHg/s1600/cats_with_fur_hearts_16.jpg)

             http://damncoolpics.blogspot.com/2011/02/cats-with-fur-hearts.html
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 14, 2011, 07:50:20 PM
^ Sweet, Higgy! Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 14, 2011, 07:59:19 PM
^ Sweet, Higgy! Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! ;)

^0^  :-* :-* :-*

"  Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!! "

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 16, 2011, 08:13:41 PM

 Larry the new face of 10 Downing Street !  :D

 " Downing Street Cats  Sybil, Humphrey and Wilberforce . . . and now Larry "

 http://www.purr-n-fur.org.uk/famous/humphrey.html#larry

 http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/larry-the-cat-moves-into-uk-pms-home-to-take-on-the-rats/story-e6frev0r-1226006710544
 
 
          (http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2011/02/16/1226006/709825-larry-cat-downing-st.jpg)
 
 

 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on February 16, 2011, 08:21:40 PM
Probably the most noble gesture Downing St keeps doing by giving a stray cat a top job. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Xichado on March 04, 2011, 02:55:07 AM
Cats with Thumbs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6CcxJQq1x8)... awwww, it made me laugh  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 04, 2011, 07:15:48 AM
Careful, Xichado ... they'll be after your pancakes! ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on March 04, 2011, 09:16:04 AM
(http://www.funnypuppysite.com/pictures/All_About_Kisses.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Xichado on March 04, 2011, 12:10:03 PM
Careful, Xichado ... they'll be after your pancakes! ;D

:-\ It never crossed my mind  :-\ ... mainly because my house cat doesn't seem to need them (the thumbs)  :-\

(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2352/38058143088742369063100r.jpg)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Xichado on March 04, 2011, 12:26:09 PM
Careful, Xichado ... they'll be after your pancakes! ;D

KC, I asked the oracle Cat (http://www.oraclecat.com/)... the kitties are not after my pancakes (*sighs with relief*)

(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/1087/capturegc.jpg)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 04, 2011, 09:03:21 PM
That's good to know! ;)

Does your kitty paint, Xichado?

http://www.amazon.com/Why-Cats-Paint-Theory-Aesthetics/dp/0898156122#reader_0898156122
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 09, 2011, 07:19:19 PM
I think Harry Callahan should have a word with this cat! :o

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/cat-steals-from-neighbors-12922846
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 09, 2011, 10:32:45 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress.com/files/2007/12/disminedath128420433695083750.jpg)

I wonder if SC has ever had this happen at his place? :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on March 09, 2011, 11:22:57 PM
Lol. I've never seen my girls on the kitchen bench and it isn't something I taught them either. ???
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on March 10, 2011, 03:32:39 PM
I'm pretty stoked that this thread is still going!

And since I last came by, I have acquired a lovely grey and white boy cat - we called him 'Smokey Joe'. A great name for a Western! He is now 4 years old and he likes to go out and roam the woods for hours at a time (I live in the countryside now).

I've put a couple of pics off my phone on the internet but the quality isn't the best - still, hope you can see these:
https://picasaweb.google.com/109023254498804862152/SmokeyJoe?authkey=Gv1sRgCIa_pIiarZncOg&feat=directlink (https://picasaweb.google.com/109023254498804862152/SmokeyJoe?authkey=Gv1sRgCIa_pIiarZncOg&feat=directlink)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 10, 2011, 03:36:02 PM
Cool pics allycat. 8)

Smokey Joe is a most appropriate name and it's great to see you back on the board too. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 10, 2011, 08:01:30 PM
Allycat! It's been a while. Nice to see you here! :)

That's a great cat, too!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 11, 2011, 07:34:33 AM
He is cute allycat. 

As I said in another thread great to see you posting again.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on March 11, 2011, 07:38:32 AM
Your new cat is too cute, allycat :)
Title: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Xichado on March 11, 2011, 04:28:46 PM
When Cats sit like Humans (http://kittystampede.blogspot.com/2009/11/when-cats-sit-like-humans.html)  ::)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Xichado on April 12, 2011, 05:54:28 AM
The cutest thing I have seen today, cat and dolphins playing together (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rynvewVe21Y).

(http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sign/sign0100.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: allycat on April 12, 2011, 02:25:02 PM
Kitty wants to eat the big fish!  ;D

I love dolphins. I'd love to swim with them...
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 13, 2011, 03:04:55 AM
That is quite amazing Xichado.   Cute too.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on April 17, 2011, 08:59:47 AM
For sale ... One useless cat! ;)

http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/4sale.htm
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 17, 2011, 01:27:03 PM
I think that is cute KC.  I am fond of rodents and cats.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on May 01, 2011, 07:53:30 PM

   (http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/5255/dscf09741.jpg)

    The poor cat " Félix " who got injured.  It's closed with seven stitches and is prohibited from going out for ten days!!  :(

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on May 01, 2011, 07:59:50 PM
Whose kitty is that, Higashimori? How did he get hurt? Poor kitty!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on May 01, 2011, 08:38:53 PM
  Felix!  My son's cat.

                    (http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5579/101726.jpg)

 
Whose kitty is that, Higashimori? How did he get hurt? Poor kitty!

When my son's family just came back from the clinic, he seemed to come home, too.  Probably his foot took to the fence of the garden??
Does this injury have any relation to the birth of the baby?? I wonder...  ???
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on May 01, 2011, 09:13:11 PM
I hope Felix will be all better soon! :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on May 01, 2011, 10:20:08 PM
Get well Felix. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 02, 2011, 12:27:37 AM
Poor Felix.   I hope he still has 8 lives left.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 04, 2011, 11:40:08 PM
I couldn't resist this Mother's Day picture from I Can Has Cheezeburger

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/happy-mothers-day.jpeg?w=492&h=433)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on May 05, 2011, 06:40:11 PM
I hope Felix will be all better soon! :)
Get well Felix. :)
Poor Felix.   I hope he still has 8 lives left.

Thank you for all of your worry.   Felix's wound recovers completely and seems to be happy to become free again!  ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on May 07, 2011, 05:29:31 AM
For KC:

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/funny-pictures-mr-bergman-your-chess-opponent-is-here.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on May 07, 2011, 08:34:25 AM
;D

I'd like to see the cat take on Death at chess, though! Wouldn't he win ... eight times in a row? ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on May 25, 2011, 05:38:32 AM
I spent the latest weekend in the country, Pio IX, a small town where my parents were born. I stayed in my aunt's house and my cousin Galeno has a cute cat called Remo. A big, large, chubby cat. Very cute, blue eyes, I don't remember the name of his pedigree :-\

He stayed near my room and tried to get inside it all the time. I thought weird that big white chubby hairy thing walking on the floor, smelling my shoes. I had to change clothes, things like that so I felt that as an terrible invasion of privacy. :D

So, I gently induced him to get out, calling him by the name and when he was outside I immediately closed the door.

That broke my heart but I had to do it, it was really uncomfortable that big white thing sliding, yet gracefully, on the floor inside the small room.

To get things worse, throughout the night I used to get out the room many times. I noticed his eyes shaking a bit everytime I opened the door.
That broke my heart too.

Summing up, I assume Remo is happy I have left. :)

I wanted to take some pictures with the cutie and I did that a few hours before my departure. I liked to kid around my aunt and cousin that Remo is very hurted for how I "treated" him .

I posted this picture of him once:

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/Remo12.jpg)

He is bigger and chubbier now, it's almost impossible put him on the lap, a thing I wish I could have done.

I hope Remo may forgive me for all the trouble. :(

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/eueremo1.jpg)(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/remoeeu.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on May 25, 2011, 06:28:18 AM
Aw, what a cutie! Thanks for posting those pictures, Aline!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: TWOMULES on May 25, 2011, 10:26:01 AM
Aline, thanks for posting the pictures of Remo. :)

He looks a great cat. :) Where did Remo get his name from?  Was he named after the Brazilian football team, Clube do Remo? ???
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on May 25, 2011, 12:29:50 PM
Good one, Mules, but they told me once the name is because of the legend of Romulus and Remus. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romolo_e_Remo


They have another cat called Chopin and another one that died years ago called Senninha (diminutive of Senna, Ayrton). :)

Aw, what a cutie! Thanks for posting those pictures, Aline!

Thank you, KC. It still breaks my heart looking at the pictures. Remo looks sleepy and tired. :(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: TWOMULES on May 25, 2011, 01:49:35 PM
Thank you, Aline. :)

Senninha is also the name of little Senna, created by Rogério & Ridaut, with Ayrton Senna's help.

Have you seen this comic?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_X643PcxIPVk/SFfB2_AZ09I/AAAAAAAAFS0/BBnOtqbRVYU/s400/senninha03_hqm.jpg)

Senninha is a fantastic name for a cat. :) 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on May 26, 2011, 06:09:04 AM
It has been a while, but yes, I remember this comic O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on June 14, 2011, 07:24:26 PM
" Cat curfew is purrfect remedy for wildlife attacks "   :o

 Amy Pyett, Reuters
 
 http://au.news.yahoo.com/odd/a/-/odd/9606847/cat-curfew-is-purrfect-remedy-for-wildlife-attacks/

 
Quote
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cats in several suburbs of Sydney will be ordered to curl up inside from dusk to dawn under a curfew that hopes to curb overnight attacks on native wildlife.

The move in by the Leichhardt local government area, on the inner west side of Sydney, was inspired after deputy mayor Michele McKenzie's son rescued a brushtail possum and its baby when they were attacked by a cat.

There are also plans to reintroduce a colony of ringtail possums, which are much smaller in size, to the municipality, and McKenzie wants the animals to have the best possible chance at survival.

But the odds are stacked against the possums unless cats, which can climb trees to catch the animals, are stopped from prowling at night.

 Then it will be better to stay at home and play a harp!!   :D
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttgE_p58bHk&feature=player_embedded#at=15
 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on June 14, 2011, 09:22:14 PM
^ Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 29, 2011, 12:36:43 AM
Quote
UK Shelter Shows Off Chihuahua-turned-sheepdog

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGCbWPea0pE&feature=youtube_gdata
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 30, 2011, 04:03:42 AM
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/blogs/four-legs-good/5184811/Its-how-we-re-drinking

Some great pics here of puddy tats drinking and a couple of dogs too. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 30, 2011, 09:04:31 AM
Some of those pictures are really cute SK.   Thanks for posting them, they made me smile.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on June 30, 2011, 10:42:59 AM
Awww, cute puddy tats. But why this?

(http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1308787294/343/5182343.jpg)

Why would a cat need a remote? Everyone knows they control us remotely, anyway! ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 30, 2011, 11:26:15 AM
^^

So true KC.  :)    Maybe it is so he can use it to wind his family up.   ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Aline on June 30, 2011, 12:24:43 PM
What a cuties :)

(http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1308787361/351/5182351.jpg) (http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1308787518/378/5182378.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on June 30, 2011, 12:39:24 PM
^ You like the ones with the vino, eh? Or vinho, rather. ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on July 04, 2011, 01:09:50 PM
What's better for cats, canned food or dry food or a bit of both? I have one cat that's too skinny; one that's too fat; and one that's just right but hungry all the time. They are all 13 right now, though 2 will be 14 soon.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 04, 2011, 03:00:04 PM
What's better for cats, canned food or dry food or a bit of both? I have one cat that's too skinny; one that's too fat; and one that's just right but hungry all the time. They are all 13 right now, though 2 will be 14 soon.

When I was a kid, our cat had both canned and dry food, but the rule was we could only feed her once a day. Usually in the morning. Sometimes we'd give her some dried food later in the day but not much. Each time we took her to the vet for a check up and he was always saying it was the healthiest cat that he saw in his clinic.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on July 04, 2011, 03:26:57 PM
I remember looking after a friend's two cats one hot, humid summer. Instructions were to feed them both canned and dry food. I noticed that they would devour the canned food, but just nibble a bit on the dry, then reject it. It was coming from a big bag in the cupboard that was slowly getting emptied out. One day it hit me ... that bag had been open a long time, and the food was soggy, like crackers if you leave them in an open package in summer. I bought a new bag and started feeding them from that ... and they gobbled it up.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 04, 2011, 03:29:57 PM
They're definitely fussy eaters. Our cat would only eat one brand of cat food. You could buy the same flavor but a different brand, but she wouldn't touch it. Smarter than us sometimes I used to think. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on July 04, 2011, 04:00:48 PM
Thanks for your replies on cat food...I've got to figure this puzzle out...

LCat
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 04, 2011, 11:49:06 PM
I didn't think this morning but I'm sure SC would have some good advice on the cat food dilemma? :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on July 05, 2011, 12:12:41 AM
What's better for cats, canned food or dry food or a bit of both? I have one cat that's too skinny; one that's too fat; and one that's just right but hungry all the time. They are all 13 right now, though 2 will be 14 soon.

I feed my cats both but the canned food is the main meal and the dry food is like desert or something to nibble on during the day. My vet says that cats get 80% of their fluids from canned food and the water bowl makes up for the 20%. (Approx.)

The dry food is from the vet/pet store which sell a better quality to the supermarket products. I buy food specially for older cats and sometimes the teeth cleaning biscuits.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 15, 2011, 04:45:29 AM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/12/article-0-0CFAF90300000578-776_634x506.jpg)

Quote
Not 101, but quite a few: 16 dalmatian puppies born to one tired mother - who was also one of 16


Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2013986/Not-101-16-dalmatian-puppies-born-tired-mother.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on July 15, 2011, 06:38:34 AM
Awww, cute. I want the one with the black ears ...

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/12/article-0-0CFB02D400000578-700_634x291.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 15, 2011, 09:34:22 AM
You can only say Awwwww.   They are gorgeous.

The one with the black ears is so sweet I can understand why you'd like that one KC.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 26, 2011, 08:49:49 PM
What a scaredy cat! ;D

(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2011/08/26/1226123/192104-cactus-cat.jpg)

The Daily Telegraph (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/this-cat-wouldve-been-cactus-if-lion-was-quicker/story-e6freuy9-1226123194022)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on September 16, 2011, 05:41:48 PM
Graeme, smart, loyal and friendly. :)

(http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/09/16/1226139/288795-graeme-the-cat.jpg)

Herald Sun (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/graeme-the-cat-gains-rock-star-status-on-the-hurstbridge-line/story-fn7x8me2-1226139274790+)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 16, 2011, 06:21:28 PM
Strange case of Willow, the cat:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/nyregion/theories-on-cats-trip-from-colorado-to-new-york.html

Quote
Maybe she came on foot, charming strangers along the nation’s plains like a character out of Mark Twain.

Perhaps she hitched a ride, with or without permission, from a kindly driver going east from the Rocky Mountains.

Or maybe she was so irresistible to a New York family on a ski vacation that they simply had to sneak her back home once the trip was up.

However she arrived, Willow, a calico cat with a rich speckled coat and eyes that burn green, turned up about 1,800 miles from the Boulder, Colo., home from which she had escaped nearly five years before. Someone turned the cat in to Animal Care and Control of New York City last week, saying she was found on a nondescript block of East 20th Street. At the shelter, a microchip implanted between her shoulder blades when she was a kitten led to her address in Colorado and her identity.

Her old family is overjoyed. Animal experts are curious.

“How can a cat get from Colorado to New York?” said Peter L. Borchelt, an animal behavior consultant in Brooklyn. “Count the ways.”

Doctors, trainers and officials from Animal Care and Control have settled on three hypotheses, ranging from plausible to semimiraculous, to explain the cat’s journey.

The most cinematic option holds that Willow made the cross-country trip on her own. The five-year span allowed plenty of time for Willow to have traveled on foot, Dr. Paul Maza, veterinary consultant for the Feline Health Center at Cornell University, said.

“Cats are very adaptable,” Dr. Maza said. “It could have survived by catching rodents along the way, or getting into garbage. If it’s friendly, it could mooch food off of people.”

The problem with this explanation, Dr. Maza said, is motive. He said he had encountered occasional cases of cats traveling long distances, governed by instinct, to return home. But why, he wondered, would a cat choose to venture so far without a destination?

Motive? That's easy! She wanted to see the bright lights, the big city! New York draws 'em in from all over the country! ;D

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/09/16/nyregion/WILLOW/WILLOW-popup.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 16, 2011, 06:29:17 PM
Graeme, smart, loyal and friendly. :)

(http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/09/16/1226139/288795-graeme-the-cat.jpg)

Herald Sun (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/graeme-the-cat-gains-rock-star-status-on-the-hurstbridge-line/story-fn7x8me2-1226139274790+)


What a great story. I love things like that. Thanks for posting it SC. It brought a smile to my face. 8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 16, 2011, 10:48:07 PM
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2011/09/16/nyregion/WILLOW/WILLOW-popup.jpg)

Hey SC, that could be Belinda dreaming of getting outta Melbourne. ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on September 16, 2011, 10:55:52 PM
The body colours a very similar. :o

She wouldn't dream of being anywhere else but home.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 21, 2011, 04:44:54 AM
The body colours a very similar. :o

She wouldn't dream of being anywhere else but home.

How do you know she isn't planning a vacation to stay with Uncle SK in Sydney??   ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: perfectnumber6 on September 26, 2011, 07:06:27 PM
(http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/11/25/128721001252510313.jpg)

(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/1/1/129068788396818446.jpg)

(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/8/10/128944305389491689.jpg)

I'm not sure if these have been posted yet, but I thought they were appropriate :-)

I love that Clint is such a huge animal lover as well!  P.S. My vote is for cats!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 26, 2011, 07:15:41 PM
^ Great finds, PN6! I love Icanhascheezburger.com.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 27, 2011, 02:18:09 AM
I couldn't stop laughing at those pics PN6. I have not seen them before even though I often look at Icanhascheezebruger.com.

In fact I was laughing so much Meg (my dog) came to see what was going on. She just looked at me and stalked off in her haughty manner when she thinks you are laughing at her.  :D

They made my day.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: perfectnumber6 on September 27, 2011, 04:21:57 PM
Glad I could provide some laughs! That first one is just great!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 28, 2011, 12:50:13 AM
That first one is just great!

That is the one that gave me the most laughs too.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: -satu- on September 28, 2011, 02:00:03 AM
I went to see my friends kittens the other day. I have to share one of these photos with you, I fell in love with one of those kittens and you'll understand why when you see this photo..  :-*

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x91/pinki-e/IMG_3897-2.jpg?t=1317200308

Looked me straigt in the eyes with those baby blue eyes.  :-* Cutest thing..
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 28, 2011, 02:05:26 AM
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, toooooooooooooooo cute. :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 28, 2011, 03:31:36 AM
So sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet   
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 28, 2011, 08:27:59 PM
Christopher asked me to post a couple of pics of his new Jack Chi puppy, Sparky.

Buffy is no longer an only child but does she looked pleased?  :D

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4561/puppy1i.png)  (http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5791/puppy2.png)


Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on September 28, 2011, 08:38:48 PM
Thanks, SK! I was toying with the pics and I think I might potentially be able to learn how to post them! ;) :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 28, 2011, 08:40:26 PM
Christopher asked me to post a couple of pics of his new Jack Chi puppy, Sparky.

Buffy is no longer an only child but does she looked pleased?  :D

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4561/puppy1i.png)  (http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5791/puppy2.png)




Awwwww, such cute pups! :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 28, 2011, 08:41:31 PM
Thanks, SK! I was toying with the pics and I think I might potentially be able to learn how to post them! ;) :D

You're welcome Christopher. Always happy to post pics of cute puppies and such. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: -satu- on September 28, 2011, 10:03:34 PM
Awwwwwww, they're cute!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on September 28, 2011, 10:19:49 PM
Awwwwwww, they're cute!

They are, aren't they! 8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: TWOMULES on September 29, 2011, 08:39:56 AM
They are, aren't they! 8)

Very cute!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 30, 2011, 01:43:18 PM
Quote
CLINGING on for dear life to the side of a vertical cliff, the tiny lion cub cries out for help. Captured by wildlife photographer Jean-Francois Largot in Kenya's Masai Mara game reserve, the cub's mother arrives at the cliff face with three other lionesses and a male. The females start to clamber down together but turn back daunted by the sheer drop. But the cub's mother perseveres, reaches the youngster and carries him back to safety in her mouth.


(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2011/09/29/1226152/292248-lion.jpg)

(http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/09/29/1226152/288951-lion.jpg)

(http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2011/09/29/1226152/288878-lion.jpg)

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/lion-mothers-act-of-sheer-determination/story-e6freuy9-1226152278223
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Post by: perfectnumber6 on September 30, 2011, 03:09:10 PM
Wow! what a good momma!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 30, 2011, 11:08:54 PM
Mother Love comes through.  Awwwwwwwwwwwwww
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on October 01, 2011, 01:14:22 AM
Wow! what a good momma!

Mother Love comes through.  Awwwwwwwwwwwwww

Totally sweet, awwwwwwwww, go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on October 01, 2011, 09:35:30 AM
Huffington Post has a couple more shots, including a really nice one of the mother and child reunited:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/28/lion-cub-rescued-by-mother_n_985324.html
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on November 05, 2011, 04:19:29 PM
I was wondering about an issue my cat has been having (I was just trying to do some quick searches for this on the net)--first off, we found him within the last two years and decided to keep him. He's probably never been to the vet and he seems sick at times. He sounds like he's really stuffy, and I've wondered if it might be allergies. Has anyone came across this issue? I was wondering if there was anything I could give him that might help.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on November 05, 2011, 07:25:29 PM
Nope, can't say I can help you there.

Best bet is to take him to the vet. ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on November 23, 2011, 11:29:06 AM
Everybody should by now, know that i am a dog person.

still...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzr8PMrnDTA
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 23, 2011, 04:48:58 PM
Everybody should by now, know that i am a dog person.

still...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzr8PMrnDTA

Cat 1 Dog 0  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on November 23, 2011, 10:13:34 PM
That was a good laugh Dane.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 23, 2011, 10:20:42 PM
Only there should be a third animal ... a skunk, maybe! ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on November 23, 2011, 10:24:45 PM
^ It took me a few seconds to get what you meant.  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on November 24, 2011, 03:09:20 AM
A touching story about a dog named Hero:

Washington Post link (http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fallen-soldiers-family-brings-dog-they-named-hero-home-from-iraq/2011/11/09/gIQAQ1yu9M_story.html)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 24, 2011, 06:27:33 AM
Hero will have a wonderful life with the Rollins family. It is a touching story KC.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on November 24, 2011, 09:30:40 AM
Quote
Only there should be a third animal ... a skunk, maybe! Grin 
Good choice, but i vote for a weasel  ;)


Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on December 12, 2011, 08:32:33 PM

 (http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/yukawanet/imgs/6/3/63b0f647.jpg)
  http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/yukawanet/imgs/6/3/63b0f647.jpg

  :o :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on December 12, 2011, 10:31:46 PM
That's the first cat I've seen with a tattoo!  ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 12, 2011, 11:11:07 PM
^ It's a cattoo! ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on December 12, 2011, 11:26:02 PM
^ It's a cattoo! ;D

Perhaps you could submit that definition to Wikipedia.  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 13, 2011, 06:26:16 AM
That "cattoo" is quite amazing.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on December 14, 2011, 03:01:15 PM
HTTP Status Cats  8)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/girliemac/sets/72157628409467125/detail/
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 14, 2011, 05:19:11 PM
AWWWW they are so cute.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on December 14, 2011, 08:10:29 PM
HTTP Status Cats  8)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/girliemac/sets/72157628409467125/detail/

;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: TWOMULES on December 22, 2011, 01:32:11 AM
It's Santa Paws :D

(http://media9.onsugar.com/files/2011/09/35/6/1895/18951446/617dc02ded8a1c9c_Pet_Pictures_With_Santa_B.gif)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on January 27, 2012, 06:33:41 PM
(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/funny-pictures-jealous-of-the-beatles-cats.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 01, 2012, 08:57:03 PM

 " Cats Learns Boxing On TV: Let The Cat/Boxer Name Puns Begin (VIDEO) "

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/01/cats-learns-boxing-on-tv-video_n_1247827.html

 
Quote
Look, we could sit here all day and pretend that this video needs an introduction, but really the title says it all. Cats are learning how to box, people. One televised boxing match and unoccupied armchair at a time.

While watching this cat jab at an imaginary opponent is highly hilarious, the really great thing about this video is the slew of cat/boxer name puns that come to mind. For your convenience, we've compiled a short list:

    * Meowhammad Ali

    * George Furman

    * Whisker de la Hoya

    * Evanpurr Holyfield

    * Floyd Meoweather


  (http://i.huffpost.com/gen/485357/thumbs/s-CAT-LEARNS-BOXING-ON-TV-large.jpg)

     :D  ;D  8)  O0  O0  O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on February 01, 2012, 10:07:23 PM
^Awesome.  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 03, 2012, 06:56:06 PM
http://twitpic.com/show/thumb/7w2ozr.gif

     :o  :-X  :D

EDIT By Moderators: The use of animated gifs on the board is and has always been highly discouraged. The original source or one of them for this video gif is:

http://thedailywh.at/2011/12/19/wait-for-it-of-the-day-15/
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on February 04, 2012, 05:41:40 PM
Please say a prayer for my nearly 14-year-old cat: she might have a tumor in her nose which makes it laborious for her to breathe. It bleeds.  Because she can't smell, she can't eat. Because she doesn't eat, she can't poop. Because she doesn't eat, she's losing weight...

Lab work would start at $2500 dollars which I do not have. I give her antibiotics from the vet, who also gave me nose drops--Try giving this stuff to a cat without a restraining garment! I made some really stinky fish soup, but she can't smell even that! I'll continue putting her in the bathroom when I make it steamy in there. I will continue to put warm compresses on her head. She won't even take nutrical. I've been to the vet twice--once this morning at 8AM.

If you have suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.

LCat
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 04, 2012, 05:53:03 PM
Aww, poor kitty. I hope she feels better soon!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on February 04, 2012, 06:01:08 PM
Thank you, KC.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on February 04, 2012, 06:25:20 PM
My heart sank when I read your post LCat. :(  I'll be praying for her.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 05, 2012, 03:51:30 AM
My heart sank when I read your post LCat. :(  I'll be praying for her.

Me too LCat.   :(   Poor little thing. You are doing all you can for her. Do keep us informed wont you.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 05, 2012, 08:26:29 PM

Lcat, I share your pains, it is sad to see such state of your cat.  I hope that she does not have pain herself.  :(

I hope she feels better soon!  Courage!!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 05, 2012, 08:47:02 PM
Wonderful story in the New York Times today about dogs that act as very special helpers to emotionally disabled children.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/magazine/wonder-dog.html?pagewanted=all
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 05, 2012, 08:53:10 PM
Clawed Monet!!


(http://content.video.news.com.au/NDM_-_Daily_Telegraph/43/990/painting-catsthumb_648x365_2192540703-hero.jpg)

Quote
These kittens are now artists. Rescue Cat Art has been established to save cats from death row.

http://video.dailytelegraph.com.au/2192537094/Paw-to-paint
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on February 08, 2012, 12:29:16 AM
I've always wondered how they keep the mice out of sports stadiums.  Now I know.

Liverpool vs Tottenham 6/02/12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSBkK2B6AfI)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 08, 2012, 04:41:43 AM
I've always wondered how they keep the mice out of sports stadiums.  Now I know.

Liverpool vs Tottenham 6/02/12 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSBkK2B6AfI)

At least they lifted him off the pitch and didn't kick him off. I bet the kitty was glad to get away from there.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on February 08, 2012, 10:59:59 PM
At least they lifted him off the pitch and didn't kick him off. I bet the kitty was glad to get away from there.

Yep, my thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on February 23, 2012, 11:12:06 PM
Coal, the cat, succumbed to cancer Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 23, 2012, 11:32:12 PM
I'm so sorry to that news, LCat. Losing a pet is always difficult when they've been part of the family for so long that they become more than just pets but part of the family. The pain will slowly fade  but you'll always have the memories of the years you and Coal had together.

Take care LCat.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on February 23, 2012, 11:33:39 PM
Thanks, SK.

LCat
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 24, 2012, 01:10:54 AM
R.I.P., Coal. My condolences, LCat.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on February 24, 2012, 07:43:16 PM
Thank you, KC.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on February 25, 2012, 07:13:44 AM
Very sorry to hear about your loss, LCat.  I hope you're doing well. 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on February 26, 2012, 01:13:50 AM
Thank you, Doug. I'm doing okay--I had a big boo-hoo and got the pain out.

L
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 26, 2012, 08:05:46 PM

 It would be very sad LCat.  I am so sorry....however, C'est La Vie!!. Courage LCat !
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on February 26, 2012, 08:19:06 PM
Thank you, Higashimori! I'm starting to feel stronger--I've been getting lots of support on the Internet and in person.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on February 28, 2012, 11:55:52 PM
Okay, so it's like this: I have chimes. One extends to the floor almost. My deceased cat used to make it ring one time. Now my other cat is doing that! That's kind of nice and kind of eerie.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 29, 2012, 12:42:59 AM
I was sorry to read your much loved cat has died LCat. It is always so sad to lose a family pet. I expect your other cat will be feeling the loss too.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 29, 2012, 01:35:41 AM
Okay, so it's like this: I have chimes. One extends to the floor almost. My deceased cat used to make it ring one time. Now my other cat is doing that! That's kind of nice and kind of eerie.

Whoever said animals are dumb, didn't know what they were talking about.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on February 29, 2012, 03:21:59 AM
Now my cat, Shadow, is sick and has been in the hospital since Monday.  I think this is the end.  He has very little kidney function, but they're giving him fluids and all that, and maybe his numbers will go down, but it doesn't look good.  And even if they do go down and he can return home, he'll probably still not have long to live.  He's been with me for over 17 years.  :'(


(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5729/shadow2008.jpg)



Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 29, 2012, 04:44:40 AM
That is sad news from you too Doug. Shadow looks a lovely cat. I had Mittens for 17 years too. It is a large chunk of your life to share with your pet and they truly do become family.

I wish him well.   
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 29, 2012, 07:40:28 AM
Aw, so sorry to hear about Shadow, Doug. I hope his end is peaceful.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 29, 2012, 10:21:15 AM
This link was sent to my by an Aussie friend.  Watch it to the end but turn the sound down it is quite loud music. It may make you smile.

http://www.wimp.com/catowl/
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on February 29, 2012, 12:35:31 PM
I was sorry to read your much loved cat has died LCat. It is always so sad to lose a family pet. I expect your other cat will be feeling the loss too.


Thank you so very much, Lin.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on February 29, 2012, 12:40:20 PM
Now my cat, Shadow, is sick and has been in the hospital since Monday.  I think this is the end.  He has very little kidney function, but they're giving him fluids and all that, and maybe his numbers will go down, but it doesn't look good.  And even if they do go down and he can return home, he'll probably still not have long to live.  He's been with me for over 17 years.  :'(


(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5729/shadow2008.jpg)





Sorry to hear, Doug, that your cat is not faring well.

LCat

PS: Your cat looks like my Coal!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 29, 2012, 08:45:32 PM
Aw, so sorry to hear about Shadow, Doug. I hope his end is peaceful.

 So sad.....I'm so sorry, Doug.     I hope so, too..... :(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 29, 2012, 10:52:46 PM
Now my cat, Shadow, is sick and has been in the hospital since Monday.  I think this is the end.  He has very little kidney function, but they're giving him fluids and all that, and maybe his numbers will go down, but it doesn't look good.  And even if they do go down and he can return home, he'll probably still not have long to live.  He's been with me for over 17 years.  :'(


(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5729/shadow2008.jpg)

So sorry to hear this news, Doug. Here's hoping Shadow can recover even though as you say it doesn't look good.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Sylvie on March 01, 2012, 04:34:29 AM
17 years is a long time with an animal that we love ... So sad news Gant.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on March 01, 2012, 07:06:59 AM
Thank you, guys.  I've been preparing myself for the worse, and I have no doubt it will be the worse, and I won't get my hopes up over little facts, such as the fact that at least he's not vomiting and has been eating and has even gained back a little weight.  Thursday I should get a report on whether his "numbers" have gone down any significant amount.  (I assume that refers to toxin levels...?)  If not, I assume that's pretty much the end.  If they've gone down, then maybe it means he can come back home for at least a little while.  Here he is at the animal hospital on Wednesday when I visited:

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/7092/shadowvet.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 01, 2012, 11:19:29 AM
Doug, You will have the news either way today. I have been thinking of you and Shadow. The picture you posted is of a not well puss but one who is trying hard to get a bit better.

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on March 03, 2012, 05:42:42 AM
I brought Shadow home, but his numbers were still high.  I have to give him medicine and I have to give him subcutaneous fluids, but thankfully he doesn't seem to mind or even notice when I stick him with the needle.  He didn't really eat the first day, but now he's eating, but it's not a lot.  Basically, I'm just trying to maintain his quality of life and give him love for his last remaining days or weeks.  The doctor doubts he has more than a month, and likely less.  But I at least he's fairly active, considering, and he gets excited when I open the can of food, he just doesn't have the appetite when I put it down.  Dealing with the dying process is not pleasant, and I really feel for people who find themselves in this situation with their human family members. 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 03, 2012, 08:56:29 AM
The news is sad Doug, however you are giving Shadow all the care and love you can and I am sure he knows that.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on March 03, 2012, 01:33:13 PM
So sad, Doug. I hope Shadow's transition will be a smooth one--Coal's was.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on March 09, 2012, 08:03:04 AM
I had to have Shadow put to sleep March 8.  He was active and loving to the end, but he was just eating so little, and had lost so much weight.

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/8513/shadow2s.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 09, 2012, 10:53:30 AM
I am so sorry Doug.  You did all you could for him and you would not want him to suffer.  He was a much loved family member and you will miss him.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 09, 2012, 12:23:32 PM
So sorry Doug.

RIP Shadow. :(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 09, 2012, 08:47:27 PM
Poor little Shadow ... R.I.P.

My condolences, Doug.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on March 10, 2012, 07:17:47 AM
Thanks for you condolences.  Three Christmases ago when he had the blocked urethra I wrote how I adopted him from a friend's farm, so I've always thought of him as special.  I was young and unattached, and he's been with me all these years.  He was really a good cat.  He had a great temperament, without being a pushover, and he always liked people.  He never became the typical lazy cat and his only neurotic trait was an intense fear of vacuums.  I was going to post a picture of him perched on my shoulders, but it's not a very good picture as I'm wearing a black t-shirt and his black body just blends in with the shirt. As a kitten he loved to climb up on my shoulders...as an adult it was a bit more precarious.  I doubt any other animal will never mean as much to me.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Southern cat on March 10, 2012, 03:03:39 PM
Sorry to hear that Doug. :'(

R.I.P. Shadow.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on March 10, 2012, 05:05:51 PM
I'm sorry for your loss, Doug.

I'd like to think that Shadow and Coal and Ginger and Hello Dolly are all out playing somewhere, wherever it is that cats go.

RIP, Shadow!

PS: Now it seems that Topaz the cat has kidney disease.......Am I glad I have this forum where people understand about pets!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on March 10, 2012, 10:48:35 PM

My condolences, Doug.  I'm so sorry.  :(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on March 11, 2012, 05:27:02 AM
Thanks for the condolences. 

LCat, Topaz is your cat?  Let's hope it's not too bad.  Shadow just had too little kidney function for them to do anything, but if it hadn't been so bad, maybe with medication and diet, he could have survived for a while.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 11, 2012, 04:02:10 PM
I'd like to think that Shadow and Coal and Ginger and Hello Dolly are all out playing somewhere, wherever it is that cats go.

You can include my Mittens in that place too.


LCat, I am sorry to read Topaz is now not so well.  I hope there is something that can be done.  Please do let us know how Topaz gets on.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on March 11, 2012, 07:46:51 PM
Yes, Topaz is my male cat. He's not doing very well--Sometimes he walks around as if he has just one back leg, as if the back two were bound together. He doesn't jump or run or even walk fast anymore. His climbing skills are horrible now, and sometimes he falls. His heartbeat is too fast.

I have to wait for lab results to see what happens next, but I can hardly afford the tests and services he's received already, so I can't imagine how I could afford anything else.

Thanks so much for the community outpouring!

LCat
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on March 31, 2012, 02:07:17 PM
Topaz is blind. I  tried to give him the subcutaneous fluids, but he tried to rip the needle out of his back, and tried to jump off the table, as blind as he is, at the same time. I don't want to use him as a pin cushion...He's still eating, drinking and eliminating and sleeping. As long as he can do this, I'll see...
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 01, 2012, 02:42:13 AM
Poor Topaz.  Of course he wont like having shots he must be very confused.  :(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on April 02, 2012, 04:43:46 AM
I'm hoping for the best for you and poor Topaz.  I had to give Shadow subcutaneous fluids, and he was okay with it for a while, but started to resist after a week.  But it seemed like it really works in flushing out the kidneys, but if Topaz is eating, then that is a good sign, I'm sure. 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on April 03, 2012, 07:36:10 PM
Thank you all, for your comforting words.

I know cats purr when they're happy or when they're in pain, but Topaz always purred. He purrs even now. He' s the sweetest little thing. I think he weighs less than 6 pounds now.

I should stop trying to prevent tomorrow from coming by staying up all night, but tomorrow will come anyway but I will be miserable if I don't get some sleep.

Thanks, again, and Good Night!

LCat
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on April 12, 2012, 08:00:34 PM
I took  Topaz on the 5th of April to the vet's because he cried horribly all night. I know he was suffering. The doctor disagreed.

The next day, April 6, Topaz was lying down on the door mat in a puddle. I tapped him; he got up, stumbled and fell over. He kept doing that. I panicked, ran to the phone and called the vet's office. I took a taxi to the vet's. Topaz had neurological damage, which was probably what made him go blind, according to the doctor.

This was my choice: Put him in the hospital for at least $7,000.00 where his life would be extended, but he'd still have kidney disease, and still wouldn't not have kidney disease; or put him to sleep and out of misery. I couldn't see him suffering more.

April is the cruelest month: Topaz passed away last Friday; this Friday, the 13, my mom passed away many years ago.

But I don't want y'all to think I'm just boo-hoo-ing away here. Yeah, I'm sad, but I'm happy, too: I went to a sign language class today and had a good time.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on April 12, 2012, 09:15:43 PM
So sad to lose a beloved pet. R.I.P., Topaz.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 13, 2012, 12:55:37 AM
I am so sorry to read about Topaz LCat, but you did the kindest thing for him out of love and caring.

RIP Topaz
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 13, 2012, 01:04:36 AM
Sorry to hear this news LCat. Topaz's pain may have ended and you'll feel it for some time but you'll always have memories of him.

Take care and RIP Topaz. :(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on April 13, 2012, 08:37:03 AM
Thank you all!

LCat
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on April 13, 2012, 06:43:22 PM

LCat, You have already lost then two of them this year....?!   That's  so sad and so hard.... I'm so sorry.  Courage !!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on April 13, 2012, 07:08:01 PM

 " Huge yard sale April 13-15 to benefit Placer County Kitty Central "

 http://placercountyonline.blogspot.fr/2012/04/huge-yard-sale-april-13-15-to-benefit.html

 (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9VJD9nVHE3Y/T4NPxeGYbZI/AAAAAAAAOTo/S0XcGZkz_hQ/s1600/kitty+central.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on April 14, 2012, 04:55:19 AM
Very sorry to hear about your kitty, LCat.  RIP Topaz.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on April 15, 2012, 04:38:38 PM
Thank you, Doug and Higashimori, Lin, KC, SK and I hope I got everyone!

Now I need advice: My remaining cat is lonely. Should I get a kitten, or should I get another socialized older cat? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Thanks again.

LCat

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on May 08, 2012, 07:10:24 PM
http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/pet-food-recalled-after-salmonella-outbreak.html

Recalled Cat and Dog Food!

PS: I adopted 2 new cats: one is 6 years, and the other is 8 months. They have me running around! I'm  trying to keep them all separated, but that's a chore....
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on May 08, 2012, 07:16:29 PM
Good for you, LCat! I'll bet they're lovely kitties.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on May 08, 2012, 07:24:47 PM
http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/pet-food-recalled-after-salmonella-outbreak.html

Recalled Cat and Dog Food!

PS: I adopted 2 new cats: one is 6 years, and the other is 8 months. They have me running around! I'm  trying to keep them all separated, but that's a chore....

 That's terrible!  >:(    The animal's world is the same as a human being, too; unfortunately. . .


 Nice to new 2 cats!  And bon courage, Lcat!!  :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 09, 2012, 10:09:41 AM
LCat, I am so pleased to learn you have two new cats.  Just let them have their heads and they will be fine.  ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on May 09, 2012, 04:06:00 PM
This is pretty funny: http://now.msn.com/now/0411-henri-existential-housecat.aspx (http://now.msn.com/now/0411-henri-existential-housecat.aspx)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on May 09, 2012, 05:08:22 PM
KC, Higashimori, and Lin,

Thank you!

Christopher,

That's a funny video.

I'd like to share a youtube video about German Shepherds in an English pub, but the guy with the spray bottle who does most of the talking in the pub is totally insensitive, totally politically incorrect, and totally offensive. I bet he thinks he was just being funny, but he was not funny--He was hurtful. I guess I shouldn't even have mentioned it--I think the spoken part of the video would especially offend this forum's community. I watch it with the sound off.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on May 14, 2012, 06:11:52 PM
Nice story about a retired Marine corporal and the her canine partner, now reunited:

Yankees.com link (http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120513&content_id=31150442&vkey=news_nyy&c_id=nyy)

Daily News link (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-yankees-honor-marine-cpl-purple-heart-recipient-megan-leavey-bomb-sniffing-dog-article-1.1077569)

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1077575.1336969971!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/image.jpg)

Quote
The Yanks honored former Marine Cpl. and Purple Heart recipient Megan Leavey and her bomb-sniffing dog Sgt. Rex in a pregame ceremony for their multiple tours of duty in Iraq. The two worked over 100 missions together detecting roadside bombs.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on May 16, 2012, 07:19:44 PM

 " Down boy, down! Hilarious pictures of the giant dogs that tower over their owners "

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2144694/Down-boy-The-oversized-dogs-tower-owners-like-big-cuddly-bears.html#ixzz1uwNlo0l2

 (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/15/article-2144694-1318E1BF000005DC-999_634x571.jpg)

 (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/15/article-0-1318E1B2000005DC-124_634x630.jpg)

   :o :o :o  :D


Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on May 21, 2012, 10:26:24 AM
Ava Gardner is my new kitten; Smokey is the 6-year-old; AZ is the nearly 15-year-old. It's running me ragged trying to keep them all separate while they adjust to their new lives with each other and me!...I had to take the day off just to get some rest.

(I believe Smokey is spelled wrong, that it should have no "e". But spellings change over the centuries....Anyway, the adoption worker at the shelter spelled it with the e, and Tah-dah!)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on June 10, 2012, 08:18:35 PM

 (https://p.twimg.com/AuwTLkzCMAEK1uf.jpg)

   https://twitter.com/Hirzen/status/210564372152594433/photo/1

    :o  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on June 12, 2012, 06:01:32 PM
Poor thing--I hope he doesn't get diabetes!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 12, 2012, 11:53:21 PM
Poor thing--I hope he doesn't get diabetes!

He is quite overweight isn't he?  :(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 14, 2012, 12:27:08 AM
I came across some old photos last weekend of my cat when I was about 16. This was the best of the pics.

(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/9426/82614854.jpg)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on June 14, 2012, 02:39:00 AM
Aw, what a cutie!

Nice cat, too! ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: LCat on June 14, 2012, 08:24:39 AM
Wow, you're handsome, SK!

Nice cat.

LCat
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 14, 2012, 08:57:16 AM
Aw, what a cutie!

Nice cat, too! ;)

That is just what I was going to say.  ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 14, 2012, 11:49:29 PM
Wow, you're handsome, SK!

Nice cat.

LCat

Thanks LCat. It was 26 years ago but I haven't changed a bit. ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on July 18, 2012, 08:37:31 PM

 " Internet Cat Video Film Festival "    August 30, 2012 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

 http://www.walkerart.org/openfield/event/internet-cat-video-film-festival/

 
Quote
Calling all cat-video-lovers: please nominate your favorite cat video by July 30th for inclusion in Walker Open Field’s Internet Cat Video Film Festival!

  http://blogs.walkerart.org/mnartists/2012/07/09/internet-cat-video-film-festival-now-accepting-nominations/
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 19, 2012, 04:03:30 PM
This may be already on this site.  A friend sent it to me this evening.  It really made me smile.

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/962/clinteastwoof.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/834/clinteastwoof.jpg/)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 10, 2012, 07:59:12 PM
Quote
Bulldog recovers after tangle with porcupine leaves her stuck with 500 quills

I saw this story in the paper through the week. I was going to post the pic but yikes, it's a bit much.  :o

If you click the link the pic will appear.

NY Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bulldog-recovers-tangle-porcupine-leaves-stuck-500-quills-article-1.1129831)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 11, 2012, 07:34:49 AM
The poor dog.  She must have been in a lot of pain.  

Our garden hedgehog and Meg get on OK.  Meg just sniffs her at a respectful distance.  
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on August 14, 2012, 12:29:52 AM

LOOK UP! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQfp676lG2Y)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on August 22, 2012, 12:39:09 PM
Heartmelt in 3...2...1...
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/406316_10151046818981655_2111825538_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 22, 2012, 05:58:11 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 22, 2012, 06:08:42 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!   From me too.

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on September 08, 2012, 04:16:00 PM
I was trying to get some reading done earlier when I ended up with this little guy in my face.

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/419264_10100251287949126_659597579_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on September 08, 2012, 05:09:44 PM
I was trying to get some reading done earlier when I ended up with this little guy in my face.

(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/419264_10100251287949126_659597579_n.jpg)

He was interested in your reading matter, obviously ... wanted some pointers! ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on September 08, 2012, 05:56:09 PM
Trash bags do seem to interest him sometimes. ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 08, 2012, 07:33:34 PM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/419264_10100251287949126_659597579_n.jpg)

Mmmm, here you are reading and relaxing and it's time for my walk!! :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on September 08, 2012, 10:52:57 PM

 " Venus the Two-Faced Cat a Mystery "

 http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/08/120831-venus-two-faced-cat-genetics-animals-science/

 (http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/588/overrides/two-faced-cat-chimera-explained_58818_600x450.jpg)

 Wow...!!  :o
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on September 14, 2012, 04:46:42 PM

 " Zeus - the world's tallest dog "  :o :o
 http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2012/9/record-holder-profile-zeus-the-worlds-tallest-dog-video-44740/

 (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/media/5958550/Zeus---Tallest-Dog-main.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on September 14, 2012, 04:53:48 PM
" Internet Cat Video Film Festival "    August 30, 2012 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm

 http://www.walkerart.org/openfield/event/internet-cat-video-film-festival/

 
  http://blogs.walkerart.org/mnartists/2012/07/09/internet-cat-video-film-festival-now-accepting-nominations/


 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC0B137D835A3C970

 (http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/tHwntRpLobU/default.jpg)  N° 43

 I like Maru! He is so cute!!  :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on January 06, 2013, 08:01:47 PM

This cat is very loyal to his owner!  :angel:

 (http://i.huffpost.com/gen/927229/thumbs/o-CAT-GIFTS-OWNERS-GRAVE-570.jpg?13)
 
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/loyal-italian-cat-todo-br_n_2406479.html
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 20, 2013, 04:10:47 PM
A Cat’s 200-Mile Trek Home Leaves Scientists Guessing

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/one-cats-incredible-journey/

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/01/20/health/20well-cat/20well-cat-tmagArticle.jpg)

Quote
Nobody knows how it happened: an indoor housecat who got lost on a family excursion managing, after two months and about 200 miles, to return to her hometown.

Even scientists are baffled by how Holly, a 4-year-old tortoiseshell who in early November became separated from Jacob and Bonnie Richter at an R.V. rally in Daytona Beach, Fla., appeared on New Year’s Eve — staggering, weak and emaciated — in a backyard about a mile from the Richters’ house in West Palm Beach.

“Are you sure it’s the same cat?” wondered John Bradshaw, director of the University of Bristol’s Anthrozoology Institute. In other cases, he has suspected, “the cats are just strays, and the people have got kind of a mental justification for expecting it to be the same cat.”

But Holly not only had distinctive black-and-brown harlequin patterns on her fur, but also an implanted microchip to identify her.

Quote
“We haven’t the slightest idea how [cats] do this,” Mr. Galaxy said. “Anybody who says they do is lying, and, if you find it, please God, tell me what it is.”
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Richard Earl on January 20, 2013, 09:35:08 PM
That is amazing!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 12, 2013, 08:29:07 PM

 " Very cute dog, Gorgeous cat "  :D

(http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/humhum_news/imgs/f/4/f4ed6a23.jpg)     (http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/photo/20130205-251175-1-L.jpg)

http://mainichi.jp/graph/2012/06/28/20120628k0000m040051000c/002.html

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130205-00000090-mai-soci


The Siberian cat is the gift from the President of Russia!

On February 5, the Siberian cat, gift of Russian President Vladimir Putin was given to the Akita Prefecture Governor Satake Takahisa. Last August, the cat was taken to Narita Airport, however for procedures such as vaccination, he was stuck in the animal quarantine station. :o :(
Last summer, in gratitude for the support of the great earthquake of eastern Japan, the governor gave a female dog, Akita inu called "yume" (dream in Japanese, naming by the President ) to President Putin, dog lovers!!  On the other hand,the governor Satake who prefer, the cats and keeps 7 in official residence!!  :D President Putin had expressed to give the Governor the Siberian cat back.  8)
The governor said in an interview, "I waited so long, I take great care, I want to give with this cat a subject of the friendship for Japan and Russia."  :)  This shows the Siberian recognition of something which was presented personally by President Putin, then I'll take care of it with my other 7 cats. The cat was named " Mir " peace in Russian. The governor explained the reason for naming that can not be done "dream" without the "peace"!  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on February 12, 2013, 08:52:25 PM

" "He's like Derek Jeter. Very calm,"  :D

(http://binaryapi.ap.org/4372eafbae9b499ab2abc84e81a70ef1/460x.jpg)

KC, do you know this man?  He looks very young for the New York Yankees President!!  8)

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/pinstripe-pedigree-bronx-bowser-joins-westminster

 
Quote
Meet sweet Mitch, a 5-year-old yellow Labrador retriever. He's a rookie at America's top dog show, yet he comes with a pinstripe pedigree — his co-owner is New York Yankees President Randy Levine.

"He's like Derek Jeter. Very calm," Levine said.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 12, 2013, 10:07:57 PM
^Yup, that's Randy Levine. And he's not all that young (born February 22, 1955, according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Levine)).

He's held the job of President since 2000.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on July 27, 2013, 08:54:54 AM
Yikes! http://www.nbcnews.com/science/gang-feral-cats-attacks-woman-her-dog-france-6C10765319 The headline: "Gang of feral cats attacks woman and her dog in France"
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on August 31, 2013, 09:28:30 PM
Two kittens played havoc with New York subway traffic on Thursday. The little beasties used up several of their nine lives!

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/kittens-shut-subway-service-45-minutes-article-1.1440740

(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1441088.1377825677!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/kittens30n-9-web.jpg)

(http://gothamist.com/attachments/byakas/83113cat1.jpg)

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 01, 2013, 05:50:20 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwww  They must have been terrified. 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on October 13, 2013, 05:25:25 PM

 (https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7812667136/hC295E6A0/)

  :o
 
 http://cheezburger.com/7812667136 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: dane with no name on January 14, 2014, 08:00:50 AM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/47fefea0b5cc1c7fb1755af338e7e50e/tumblr_mz986qKwjE1sbleazo1_500.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/337b9db51ea9591039c0d7c4529c97dc/tumblr_mz986qKwjE1sbleazo2_500.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/c1daacd1831ee55a2d7de07acbffcc75/tumblr_mz986qKwjE1sbleazo3_500.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/10bd24c78c261742fec5f71dedd69df3/tumblr_mz986qKwjE1sbleazo4_500.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/4501f51bf77db670de2756b892960038/tumblr_mz986qKwjE1sbleazo5_500.jpg)
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/b7e25c60e54c886b1dfa0ac688df8351/tumblr_mz986qKwjE1sbleazo6_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 14, 2014, 07:33:30 PM
^ ;D

Thanks, Dane!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 15, 2014, 03:25:46 AM
^ ;D

Thanks, Dane!

Agreed it was a "funny" we just had to see.  :2funny:
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 15, 2014, 07:12:11 AM
We are lacking a credit for the source, though. It seems to be this:

http://inonibird.tumblr.com/post/73007660820/stick-gods-catfight

And the artist bills himself (herself?) as "Inoni."
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on March 20, 2014, 06:45:55 PM

  Let me sleep more!!  :D

 (https://i1.ytimg.com/vi/sezG9iamQ9M/mqdefault.jpg)
 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmdBWqmHYpY
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on March 20, 2014, 07:05:35 PM

 This dog is not allowed on the bed.  So it's owner installed a camera to check what happens when the dog stays at home alone......

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7D5bPLxU8U8

  :D ;D O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on March 23, 2014, 12:53:11 AM
My Best Cat Ever (except for all my other previous ones) Sweetie Pie Tiger beamed up in early November after too short of a lifetime. A gray stripe tabby. After seeing him straying around here for a couple of months, he kind of popped up out of nowhere beside me as I was walking along, and caught me so I could be his man. Those 4 years were too short but were really good years. Im beginning to be getting over it now and will probly get another one sometime. It aint easy.

God rest ye merry, Sweetie Pie.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 23, 2014, 01:12:42 AM
R.I.P. Sweetie Pie Tiger, cat of the Man With No Aim!  :'(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 23, 2014, 05:20:03 AM
So sad when you lose a special cat.  :'(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on March 24, 2014, 01:09:01 AM
R.I.P. Sweetie Pie Tiger, cat of the Man With No Aim!  :'(

I'm an old man and have known and loved a number of lovely cats and dogs. Stands to reason I would outlive them and mourn them. It always really hammers me when they leave.

I expect to see them again in Heaven where every tear will be wiped dry.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on March 24, 2014, 01:13:19 AM
So sad when you lose a special cat.  :'(

And every one of the cat pets and dog pets always turn out to be really special. Every one has a recognizably unique and special personality. There is genuinely somebody home in our animal friends.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on March 24, 2014, 01:26:33 AM
Almost forgot again

I recently read a book that I recommend to every animal lover. It is written from the point of view of a dog who is owned by a racing car driver. in other words it is narrated by the dog.

It is an excellent read. And who knows.....It could explain some things....

The Art Of Racing In The Rain.
Author Garth Stein.

There's a pretty dog on the cover. I'm still too computer dumb to take a photo of it and post it. Maybe soon.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 24, 2014, 01:51:03 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d8/TheArtOf_RacingInTheRain.jpg)

Not sure if it's the same cover as yours, TMWNA.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on March 24, 2014, 10:55:46 AM
I expect to see them again in Heaven where every tear will be wiped dry.

A lovely line.

Quote
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes ...
—Revelation 21:4

Quote
There entertain him all the Saints above,   
In solemn troops, and sweet Societies   
That sing, and singing in their glory move,
And wipe the tears for ever from his eyes.
—Milton, "Lycidas"
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on March 24, 2014, 11:50:26 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d8/TheArtOf_RacingInTheRain.jpg)

Not sure if it's the same cover as yours, TMWNA.


Same dog! I got my book in a Goodwill second-hand bookstore, a paperback edition. You porbly have the hardback. While yours shows the side view, my paperback shows a front-on view, revealing the dog's heartwarming soulful eyes looking straight into my own eyes and my own soul. So I also recommend anybody looking at the cover of the paperback.

I appreciate you picking me up when I popped out (a US baseball expression) and did not post a picture, Schofield.

So, you might have a fancy for dog friendship too? They are certainly wonderful creatures.     
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on March 25, 2014, 12:06:49 AM
A lovely line.
—Revelation 21:4
—Milton, "Lycidas"


Such wonderful and reassuring quotations. Bless you for finding them and posting them. Of course they apply to every loved one and not only our beloved animals. 

There is, I think, a very similar quotation from the Old Testament. I have forgotten exactly where. Lord God is speaking in the mouth of a prophet. Perhaps Isaiah. Perhaps David in a Psalm. Must look it up soon.

When the time comes, I will really enjoy having my tear of sadness due to the absence of my beloved cat wiped dry, and once again playing paper ball with the little athlete. Edit: The little Olympian athlete.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 25, 2014, 01:00:36 AM

Same dog! I got my book in a Goodwill second-hand bookstore, a paperback edition. You porbly have the hardback. While yours shows the side view, my paperback shows a front-on view, revealing the dog's heartwarming soulful eyes looking straight into my own eyes and my own soul. So I also recommend anybody looking at the cover of the paperback.

I appreciate you picking me up when I popped out (a US baseball expression) and did not post a picture, Schofield.

So, you might have a fancy for dog friendship too? They are certainly wonderful creatures.     

Sorry TMWNA, I haven't got the book or own a dog. I just posted the pic after you said you couldn't.  :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on March 25, 2014, 02:01:33 AM
Sorry TMWNA, I haven't got the book or own a dog. I just posted the pic after you said you couldn't.  :)

Glad you did. Thanks again.

Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on March 25, 2014, 02:25:23 AM
Here it is.

 "He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it."  Bible (Old Testament) Isaiah 25:8.

Box score of dogs and cats I have known and loved and will see again when the time comes:

Cats.....30 more or less, in all the excitement I have lost count myself.

Dogs....15 more or less, you know, in...............

Please know that stats reflect pure luck; I have always rescued strays and never bought or even stole an animal. So my animal friendships reflect Karma, destiny, and the will of the Lord in His happenstance blessing me with beautiful animal friendship.

Right now I am "between pets" but feel like I will survive until the next lovely little friend comes by.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on January 15, 2015, 07:18:55 PM

 Cat vs carbonic acid

(http://livedoor.blogimg.jp/nekowan888/imgs/2/8/28999089.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Wg3Z_xLbE

  :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: -satu- on January 18, 2015, 05:59:05 AM
Always been a cat person but it seems I'm a bit allergic. We bought a house now so there would be room for a allergy friendly dog. Would be nice to have a furry friend in that big house of ours.. :)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 18, 2015, 09:34:51 AM
Congrats on the house! 8)

I hope you will find a pet who suits both your space and your allergies!
Title: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: -satu- on January 19, 2015, 11:40:09 AM
Thanks KC! 😎 I'm super happy.

The thing is though, not every cat gives me allergies. I had two but I gave them up. I'm not sure if was only the other one that made my eyes itch so much. According to allergy tests, I'm not allergic to cats. I get to play with the cat that lives with my boyfriends brother. ☺️

But a dog it's going to be. I would love to have a Coton De Tulear. Furry little snowballs with button etes. Who could resist? 😍

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/19/712ab049f1acd67e331124a71e625fee.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on January 19, 2015, 12:16:59 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on July 25, 2015, 11:05:04 AM

 " The smartest dog in the world that is listed in the Guinness "  O0  :D
 
 (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5fhhAGpLsLE/mqdefault.jpg)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye_J4fIAV2A
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Smitty1993 on August 04, 2015, 08:08:43 PM
Cats for sure I have 2 a black 9 year old boy and a 2 year old Maincoon hopefully adding a chihuahua or pug once I move out since I'm not a fan of the big dogs especially Rottweilers  :-\
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Post by: higashimori on November 16, 2015, 11:06:24 PM

 " Otto the skateboarding bulldog sets a Guinness World Record "  O0  :D
 
 http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/11/12/otto-the-skateboarding-bulldog-sets-a-guinness-world-record.html

 (http://www.thestar.com/content/dam/thestar/news/world/2015/11/12/otto-the-skateboarding-bulldog-sets-a-guinness-world-record/dogskateboardingjpg.jpg.size.xxlarge.letterbox.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 16, 2015, 11:52:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EJda3B7.jpg?1)

2 dogs, = 2 points.

2 dressed up dogs = 4 points.  ;)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Conan on November 17, 2015, 07:20:12 AM
  On the right, is that leather or pleather?  The correct answer is worth an extra .5 points.
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Post by: Matt on November 17, 2015, 10:34:58 AM
It's...... animal friendly pleather.  :-\
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Post by: Conan on November 17, 2015, 12:04:31 PM
Correct!  A real leather dog-suit is something a C-list celebrity would force on a prissy anklebiter dog.

4.5 points  O0
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 17, 2015, 12:35:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/f8BbvpD.jpg)

This is Penn's excited face. She's happy to add 4.5 points to Dogs v Cats.
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Post by: Christopher on November 17, 2015, 02:04:25 PM
 ;D Great dogs, Matt! Wasn't there a discussion on the board long ago about dressing dogs up in little outfits?
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Post by: Matt on November 17, 2015, 02:47:58 PM
Yeah, this very thread.... about 2-3 pages in.  But, there was this too...

As a matter of fact, Christopher, your girlfriend was over here the other day offering to lend Katie one of her nightgowns. Unfortunately, Katie wears a 3-T, so it was a little small for her.  ;)
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Post by: Conan on November 17, 2015, 05:13:18 PM
She appears to be delighted...I didn't know that dogs were capable of sarcasm. :)

Wow, that Christopher burn takes me on a trip down memory lane.  Forcing myself to be on topic, I'm still a big beagle fan although I don't have a dog these days due to travel schedules.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on November 18, 2015, 01:40:45 PM
She's a bulldog (French) and extremely expressive. She hated the horns, but loved the tail (she doesn't have a tail of her own). She's definitely letting me know how she felt about it.  ;D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: AKA23 on November 18, 2015, 03:38:40 PM
I think I'm more of a cat person. I've never really had a pet of my own, but growing up my family had cats and dogs. My Mom has several cats now and my brother has a couple cats as well. I always found cats to be much easier to take care of, and much cleaner, and both are important to me. If I had a pet, I would worry that I might not be able to give a dog all the love and attention that it might need to be happy, but a cat pretty much takes care of itself, so as long as you feed it and give it water and treat it with kindness, you are usually good to go with a cat.
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Post by: higashimori on November 19, 2015, 06:05:12 PM

 " Hero police dog walks to her death "     :'(

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3323495/Hero-police-dog-blown-terrorists-stand-Diesel-seven-year-old-Belgian-Shepherd-honoured-dying-defend-colours-killed-suicide-bomber-sent-apartment.html

 
Quote
Heartbreaking photo shows Diesel just moments before she was killed by woman suicide bomber in Paris siege

 
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   Anti-terror dog died during a massive firefight with suspected Paris jihadis
   Witness said she was blown to pieces when woman detonated suicide vest
   As tributes poured in, one handler said: 'It's like losing one our colleagues'
   The hashtag #JeSuisChien (I am a dog) has also been trending on Twitter

 (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/11/18/15/2E8EAB4F00000578-3323495-Final_moments_Diesel_is_seen_being_led_towards_the_flat_to_sniff-m-4_1447861536038.jpg)

 (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/11/18/14/2E912A0500000578-3323495-Decorated_Seven_year_old_police_dog_Diesel_pictured_with_her_ser-m-10_1447856115796.jpg)
 
  Rest in peace, Diesel...... :'(
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on December 02, 2015, 11:29:15 AM
It's tough watching an older dog start to fall apart. My 14 year old Bug (Boston Terrier/Pug) is really having a hard time walking. Sometimes she can't get up, and I have to carry her around. She seems depressed. Otherwise, she's healthy. Her quality of life is very low now, though. The only thing she enjoys is eating, and eating makes it harder for her to walk (puts weight on her hips, which are shot from arthritis). Sad times ahead.
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Post by: KC on December 02, 2015, 02:26:51 PM
That's sad to hear. I still have her picture up on my refrigerator from when she was a pup. :( (Yes, I know, I really ought to clear all those old things off my refrigerator!)
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Post by: Christopher on December 02, 2015, 07:46:08 PM
Sorry to hear that, Matt. That's tough.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on March 14, 2016, 09:45:55 PM
http://imgur.com/gallery/44zL0

Dog lovers, I dare you to read that... make sure to extend it as you read until you've gotten to the end.

Damn.

And it's worse when you have one that's so close to this (and when you know your patience isn't as good as the person telling this story).
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Doug on March 15, 2016, 04:59:46 AM
Matt, sorry to hear about your dog's failing health. It's tough when a precious pet is facing the inevitable. I lost my cat four years ago, which I wrote about in this thread, and I still miss him. I use the old phone that I had four years ago as an alarm clock and the desktop picture is of Shadow, and before me and my daughter take a nap, I set the alarm and then show her the picture of him, and she goes "Meow meow ... good night, kitty." 
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on March 15, 2016, 09:21:23 AM
Thanks, Doug. She was doing a lot worse a couple of months ago, but seems better now. She's almost 15 years old. Putting her on a strict diet really has helped her overall health and mobility. She might have another year or two in her.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on March 27, 2016, 05:51:25 PM
Who wouldn't love Apricot?

http://www.9news.com/news/local/features/meet-apricot-the-top-english-bulldog-in-agility/102676588

(http://content.9news.com/photo/2016/03/25/Still0325_00002_1458954649845_1171159_ver1.0.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: higashimori on March 29, 2016, 09:36:40 PM
Who wouldn't love Apricot?

  O0

 Interestingly, the bulldog is often very good for sports despite their body type!  :D

 And each dogs and cats have different talent !!  :o  :D


 " This Canine Painter Named ‘Dog Vinci’ Is Taking the Art World by Storm "

 http://time.com/4269184/canine-artist-dog-vinci-painting/

 http://painterdog.com/
 
 (http://painterdog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/sunny-day-1-150x150.jpg)


 " New Zealand 'cat burglar' caught stealing men's underwear "

 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35865552

 (http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/148EF/production/_88870248_1240073_10153612858297572_6772987446188619221_n.jpg)
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Post by: allycat on April 14, 2016, 12:17:18 PM
Awww c'mon cats! Fight back! You need to win this poll (seriously is it still going?)!
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on April 14, 2016, 02:16:56 PM
It's hard to believe that a poll that asked which were better, Cats or Dogs, has been going for almost 13 years.
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Post by: KC on April 14, 2016, 10:15:44 PM
Well, it just sort of turned into a general Cats AND Dogs thread! ;D
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Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on April 19, 2016, 04:04:02 PM
Cats all the way since I was about 3 and since then (a long time  :buck2: ) I've had 5 cats
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Post by: higashimori on April 24, 2016, 10:38:31 PM

 Ronaldog!

 https://www.youtube.com/v/y4tEx6hA_r0

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9JFUJsIIE
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: -satu- on May 03, 2016, 10:34:24 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160503/3662b7c90b0755c36664980b30c03bde.jpg)

This little fellow is the cutest thing when he sleeps.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on October 18, 2017, 06:56:25 PM
Way back when this thread was young, there was a young Bug (Boston Terrier/Pug) named Katie. Katie loved to eat (especially spaghetti), enjoyed long (but not too long) walks, and laying in front of the fireplace. But, she loved people the most. She actually had a sense of humor, showing a huge smile whenever anyone was laughing nearby or talking to her.  She struggled with her health the last 18 months of her life, but never stopped smiling. When her legs gave out on her, she enjoyed being carried around. Her hearing diminished to where she could only hear the loudest sounds, and her vision had gotten equally bad.  When her bladder and bowels went, I knew it was time to put her down. My next-door neighbor had a dog that Katie enjoyed being around, so I took her next door to say goodbye, and as if it was divine intervention, my neighbor insisted on adopting her. He and his girlfriend had been discussing adopting an elderly dog, and here I was with mine to say goodbye, ready to put her down. They took Katie, and she was right next door where I could visit, and I did. They bought a cart for her back legs so she could still get around, but Katie wouldn't use it. So they bought her a baby-stroller, and that she loved. They enjoyed her for about a year. Katie was blessed to have two families that loved her and treated her like a queen. 

Katie passed on today at the age of 16. She's left many broken hearts behind.  I found this article a while ago, and bookmarked it. I knew it would be good to add here someday, so for everyone who has lost a beloved pet: Why Your Dog’s Death May Be The Most Difficult Event Of Your Life (http://drsiew.com/dogs-death-difficult/)

(https://i.imgur.com/eZJRyQ8.jpg)

R.I.P.  Katie  September 1, 2001 - October 18, 2017.
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on October 18, 2017, 07:05:30 PM
Awwww, so sorry, Matt. I still have a picture of her as a puppy on my refrigerator. I looked at it just yesterday and wondered whether she was still hanging in there.

R.I.P, dear little Katie. Why are these pure and perfect souls granted such a short span on earth, compared with so many wicked human beings?
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on October 19, 2017, 06:06:39 PM
Very sorry to hear that, Matt. I remember you posting about her years ago. So glad she was able to be around a while longer.

My oldest dog is 13 and I wonder how much longer she'll be around. The dog we had before her lived to be almost 15 (he was hit by a car on May 2004 and had to be put down).
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on May 25, 2020, 12:03:34 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/VKhDdA3.jpg)

I adopted/inherited my dad's cat, "Baby". Don't know if I've shared him here before.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 25, 2020, 02:17:45 AM
Love those blue eyes!!!
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Post by: Christopher on May 25, 2020, 07:30:54 AM
Yes, he has very cool eyes!

The dog I mentioned in the post above is still around--she'll be 16 in a couple weeks.
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Post by: Matt on May 25, 2020, 10:27:34 PM

The dog I mentioned in the post above is still around--she'll be 16 in a couple weeks.

Wow! What kind of dog is she?
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Post by: Christopher on May 26, 2020, 06:49:41 AM
She's a pekingese poodle mix (or a peekapoo).
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Xichado on September 13, 2020, 05:48:48 AM
I no longer have an opinion, but she does  ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/lmcwSPI.jpg?3)
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Post by: KC on September 13, 2020, 09:56:54 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! I'm with her! :D
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Post by: KC on February 24, 2021, 08:12:29 PM
All right, best not to ask why I am researching the St. Bernard dog breed as part of my library job, but ... your "Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww" moment of the day:

(https://s3.amazonaws.com/cdn-origin-etr.akc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/12224852/Saint-Bernard-MP.jpg)

As an aside, this breed used to be known for its prowess at rescuing people from blizzards in the Alps ... they were "rescue dogs." What do we call them nowadays, since "rescue dog" seems to have shifted meaning, and is now used almost exclusively to designate a pup who has been liberated from a dog pound or shelter? ???
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Matt on February 25, 2021, 08:14:51 AM

As an aside, this breed used to be known for its prowess at rescuing people from blizzards in the Alps ... they were "rescue dogs." What do we call them nowadays, since "rescue dog" seems to have shifted meaning, and is now used almost exclusively to designate a pup who has been liberated from a dog pound or shelter? ???

Love this breed! Funny you mention that about rescue dogs, because you're right -- and yet I still think of these "working dogs" as simply rescue dogs. Google tells me they're SAR (Search and Rescue Dogs) now.

Don't know that I've shared this story before, but I was shocked to find my French Bulldog, Penny, (about as far from a SAR as any) has an innate desire to rescue. Back when Katie was still around, she had gotten herself under a bed full of storage, and was unable to back herself out. She was stuck under the bed with boxes blocking her path, and started crying. Penny heard her, ran to her, poked under the bed, assessed her situation, ran to the other side of the bed and started pulling out everything that was blocking Katie's path until she was able to move forward the rest of the way out from under the bed. I just stood back and watched, as it was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen a dog do. Then there was the the time I was running downhill with Penny, tripped and wiped out and for a good couple of minutes couldn't move. She was in terror, trying to find help, licking my face, and finally so relieved when I got up again. Dogs are amazing creatures.  My SAR:

(https://i.imgur.com/LmMNF0P.jpg)
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: KC on February 25, 2021, 03:01:35 PM
Love this breed! Funny you mention that about rescue dogs, because you're right -- and yet I still think of these "working dogs" as simply rescue dogs. Google tells me they're SAR (Search and Rescue Dogs) now.

Don't know that I've shared this story before, but I was shocked to find my French Bulldog, Penny, (about as far from a SAR as any) has an innate desire to rescue. Back when Katie was still around, she had gotten herself under a bed full of storage, and was unable to back herself out. She was stuck under the bed with boxes blocking her path, and started crying. Penny heard her, ran to her, poked under the bed, assessed her situation, ran to the other side of the bed and started pulling out everything that was blocking Katie's path until she was able to move forward the rest of the way out from under the bed. I just stood back and watched, as it was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen a dog do. Then there was the the time I was running downhill with Penny, tripped and wiped out and for a good couple of minutes couldn't move. She was in terror, trying to find help, licking my face, and finally so relieved when I got up again. Dogs are amazing creatures.  My SAR:

(https://i.imgur.com/LmMNF0P.jpg)

Awwwwwww! Penny can rescue me any time! :D
Title: Re: Cats or Dogs?
Post by: Christopher on February 26, 2021, 06:17:59 PM
Penny is quite a dog! O0