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Old 01-19-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Btw, as I was typing the above post, Charlotte started asking to come out... she's slithering around my lap now.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have a cat that falls down, shows his belly and asks to be scratched and petted. I've never seen another cat do that. He also has to drink from the faucet and it must be dripping, not running. He's a big baby so he usually gets what he wants.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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My dog is VERY high strung (Border Collie/Whippet mix) and my Siamese cat is VERY needy (I leave the room, he follows; I eat, he begs for a bite; I sit, he is trying to climb on me). The love each other and they love to hate each other. They'll fight like...well...cats and dogs, but then I catch them snuggling together when it is cold or cleaning each others ears and faces.

Last March, I had to put my other cat down. She was my male cat's litter-mate. I came home from the vet and tried to be strong. My male cat walked into the kitchen where I was standing. I took one look at him and just lost it. He'd never known life without her, 14 years. I was heartbroken for him and missed her myself. So I sat down on the floor and just let it all out. Within 20 seconds, my cat was sitting in my lap trying to lick my face; my dog was at my side resting her chin on my shoulder (which I've trained her is "hug"). They knew. It was the most incredible moment I've ever shared with them, and one I've never told anyone about.

I thought it was just a chance thing...like maybe they were just hungry or lonely and needed attention rather than knowing I was sad. But a few months later, I miscarried a pregnancy. Coming home from the doctor's office, knowing my baby had died, I walked in and did the same thing. Sat on the floor and sobbed awhile. My pets had the exact same reaction to comfort me.

It was a rough 2010 and they helped me through every day.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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My cocker spaniel totally taught herself about a year ago to sit up on her hind legs when I'm at the computer so then I'll either pet her or pick her up and work with her on my lap lol.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Back in the early 90s, I had a pair of cats, one was white and one was black, their names being Basil and Nigel. They were only a year apart in age. Nigel was the second cat I got. I got him right after I had been in a car accident, I had one arm in a cast so I put him in the pocket of my rob or stuck him to my shoulder when I moved about the house.
He became so attached and in tune with me that when ever I would sniffle either from a cold or crying he would come running, no matter where he was in the house. He would head butt me, purr and love on me. He comforted me like he knew exactly what I was going through.

I also recall at one point, my OB/GYN thought I had cervical cancer. This was before I had my daughter. I was terrified, I had no one to lean on. I came home after the second biopsy to find Nigel laying back on a pillow and Basil (who was a big fat fellow) sort of laying partially on top of him, Nigel had his arms around Basil and was bathing Basil's head and face.
In spite of how upset I was, I had to chuckle.
I went to bed, because I was just overwhelmed by it all and they came along with me and comforted me with their attentions.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:19 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Cool Posing For Photos ~♥~

It warms my heart when our little parrot co-operates with the photo shoot crew instead of acting like a spoiled supermodel.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9a8nDInPVGE/TToPSp_5GsI/AAAAAAAAJaI/FP2r5MU5ujU/s512/IMG_2378-1.JPG (broken link)
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Old 01-23-2011, 02:31 AM
 
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It warms my heart when our little parrot co-operates with the photo shoot crew instead of acting like a spoiled supermodel.
This post has warmed my heart


With my own pets its everytime I walk into the house they are all there to greet me with a warm welcome.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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Thanks everyone - I love reading all these stories.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:09 AM
 
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My Green Cheek conure (looks a lot like Rickers' bird, above) LOVES "Never Stop," by Chilly Gonzales. It's the music from the iPad commercials. It came on the TV earlier this evening (couldn't pass up Something's Gotta Give), and when I looked in my little guy's house, he was dancing on his perch in the dark.

Here's the music:

[youtube]Lpo__xhTSv8[/youtube]
[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lpo__xhTSv8[/url]
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I have parrots, but one of them is the "Samba Queen". It warms my heart when she breaks into dance mode when she wants my attention or when I greet her first thing in the morning. I always tell her she's the "best dancer in the world". I think she believes me!
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