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chelios24
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Pet Tales
Apr 21st, 2004 at 7:23pm
 
ok, i dont know how much interest we will have in a thread to share stories about our pets but we will soon find out.
i am an animal lover and have a bad habit of rescuing strays and such.  at present, we have 3 dogs, 1 cat and a turtle.
i came across this poem that i find truly beautiful and for anyone who has ever adopted a pet from a shelter etc, i think you can relate to it:

"Eyes fearful, paws worn
A sorrowful sight, so forlorn
love they said would be the cure
for the suffering you had endured
so our family grew that day
we brought you home, with us you'd stay
slowly, gently the bond it grew
faithful, loyal, loving true
looking back its so unclear
how we got by without you here
trusted companion, devoted friend
you give and give--it never ends
they said we were a gift to you
but now we know
who rescued who."

j.m. berry
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Boris
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Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2004 at 9:07pm
 
I can relate...

Went to the shelter when my daughter was small
The little kittens were playing and having a ball
She picked one out while she held my hand
That $10 kitten now costs over two grand!

Haha?
"Boris"
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chelios24
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Re: Pet Tales
Reply #2 - Apr 21st, 2004 at 9:08pm
 
so cute!!
thanks for sharing!
Wink
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Reply #3 - Apr 21st, 2004 at 9:36pm
 
Billy my "golden child" (because of the cash)

my husband picked him from the pound in college because he (the dog)  pee'd (sorry Iris) right then and there from excitement .
Later found out he was infected with heartworms which is very expensive and intensive treatment.

Over the years ( he of course became "my dog" ) he has

*jumped and ate his way through screens only to sit and want back in
*he nearly od on chocolate and spent the night in the hospital hooked to IV's
*he almost od on a bag of fertilizer
*he ate half a door

and his favorite "trick" was to be sitting on the other side of any fence with no clue given  as to how he did it

Best dog ever!!!  we lost him to cancer a few years ago when he was 10.  He definitely had a cats 9 lives.

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Reply #4 - Apr 21st, 2004 at 10:30pm
 
I used to have birds...

Greenie, "Boo Boo" Blue and Pastel....

(guess what colors the were?!)

The saddest thing was that 2 of them died while I was holding them in my hands...

If you have never seen a person or animal pass away, it is the saddest thing... 

They were shallowly breathing and then literally took 1 final gasp of air-, extended their little wings and then with a bigh "sigh", it was "over".... I tried to keep gently massaging them to keep them from dying... but their little hearts gave in...

I cried because we had them for quite a while...

But I knew that they were at peace.
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Re: Pet Tales
Reply #5 - Apr 21st, 2004 at 10:42pm
 
Cry Cry
i am sorry if i brought back any painful memories.

people who aren't "pet people" have a hard time understanding the depth of the love we feel for these creatures!
Smiley

thanks OIAM and Iris....i know your friends are looking down from pet heaven!
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Reply #6 - Apr 21st, 2004 at 11:03pm
 
That's okay... I'm really more of a people person than a pet person...

one of these days I will get my self a pair of love birds Smiley

--Iris
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Reply #7 - Apr 21st, 2004 at 11:18pm
 
iris, i think you already have them (you & eric)
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Reply #8 - Apr 22nd, 2004 at 9:48am
 
My hubby and I are strong supporters of local animal charities, even though we bought our dogs from breeders.  Our dogs are strictly pets, though, and they help us each year to raise money for less fortunate animals through local animal walks.   Smiley

Oh, and I have numerous horse stories I could tell, but that would take forever!  I will say that my favorite horse that I ever owned sadly shattered his fetlock while out playing (years ago) and had to be put down.  He was loved very much by everyone at our barn, including our vet, who made a donation to MSU's vet school in honor of our Windbask.    

Ever since I was little, I've been bringing in stray animals, so I can relate to you bookies!
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Reply #9 - Apr 22nd, 2004 at 8:45pm
 
I believe that Boris once sadly shattered his left fetlock as well...
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Reply #10 - Apr 22nd, 2004 at 10:50pm
 
"Fetlock" wasn't it that Andy Griffith lawyer show?
"Boris"
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Reply #11 - Apr 24th, 2004 at 1:25pm
 
I hear that this is one of Wally's fave subjects...   Cheesy

Linda




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Reply #12 - Apr 24th, 2004 at 2:56pm
 
Talk about landing in "THE RUFF!"
(hey I coudn't resist!)
"Boris"

http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/news/story.jsp?floc=FF-RTO-reodd&idq=/ff/story/0002%2F20040423%2F1120237455.htm&sc=reodd
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Re: Pet Tales
Reply #13 - Apr 24th, 2004 at 7:02pm
 
Yeah, Boris, I just read that article this morning!  Poor dog didn't know she was just supposed to retrieve the golf balls...not swallow them!   Wink
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Reply #14 - Apr 24th, 2004 at 11:28pm
 
LMK...
It could have been worse...
They might of had to "play them where they lie!"
Saturday Morning Humor...my forte'!
"Boris"
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