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Old 05-20-2007, 08:14 PM
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Got bugs??
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:44 PM
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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Hmm, well, I don't have as much of a zoo as I did in the past. When the kids were younger: Turtles, (including a baby snapping turtle, for a short while), garter snakes, (not for too long), mice, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, beta fish, salt water fish, cats, dogs, horses, a ferret, a rescued baby squirrel, (for a few days), rescued wild birds, (also for a few days). I know I'm missing some, but that covers most of them.

In the present: we have 3 dogs, 1 rescue cat, and 1 miniature horse. Not counting all the geckos, lizards, snakes, toads, birds, squirrels, foxes, etc., that live outside!
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:14 PM
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Wow! A place for everyone - and everyone in their place!
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:19 AM
Location: NE Florida
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we have 2 11 yr old greyhounds and 2 1/2 yr old "pound puppy"
a cockatiel that talks he says "cottontail is a pretty bird", and "come here" while banging his beak on the cage to get our attention,
the bird messes with the dogs, he waits till they are all sleeping them makes The "somone is here chirps" all 3 dogs run to the front door barking then go back to sleep when they realize noone is there. then cottontail waits and does it again.

we also have 3 ducks if you count the ones that decided my house was a fun place to hang out

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Old 05-21-2007, 11:25 AM
Location: West Virginia
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LOVE ME LOVE MY DOGS or now LOVE ME LOVE MY CREATURES. You guys got me beat at least on diffrent creatures!!!
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:53 AM
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I live in a mini zoo. At the current moment we have, 1 cute little min pin. 1 cute little kitty (she's 17 years old) and 2 cute little crazy Caiques (parrots).
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:39 PM
Location: in a house
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Originally Posted by Roma View Post
I live in a mini zoo. At the current moment we have, 1 cute little min pin. 1 cute little kitty (she's 17 years old) and 2 cute little crazy Caiques (parrots).
When I was single I had two dogs. Have had only dogs since I was 9. Then my 6 year old wanted his own dog so he picked out a shih tzu puppy which made two dogs. That dog did not gravitate to him, so after one died we got my son another puppy, a shih tzu hoping that one would take to him. I was so paranoid about showing any attention to this dog in fear of upsetting my son by having another dog prefer me, but alas, those that feed and walk are honored by loyalty. So now we have two dogs that my son picked for himself, males, all males in my home except for me, so I decided, being a mature person, that I would like more female energy in my home, so I got a little girl that I named Angel. She is pure white,part Bijon and Coton du Tulear. She is definetly mommy's little girl. Just to top things off, a year later we got a poodle/bijon mix, all black with three white paws,a male named Teddy. It seems in my house that the mom, me, is the nucleous of the home for both human and dog's alike. They all follow me from room to room, surround me where ever I sit and cry when I leave. Two sleep with me and two sleep with my son who is now 14. The problem now is that we want to move to another state and have to rent, which we do now but have a cool landlord. Any suggestions on finding dog loving landlords or how to negotiate a tentative one? Help!
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:25 PM
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Your dogs sound sooooo cute Puffle. I want more pets but my husband is putting his foot down (that grouchy old man) .
Gosh, I bet it is hard trying to find a place to rent. The only thing I could suggest and I don't even know it would work, would be to try and find a home or condo that is privately owned and you and the landlord can try and work out something. Maybe by suggesting to pay a higher cleaning deposit or something? I, personally, would rent out to an animal lover, being I am one myself.

I wish you the best of luck, Roma
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:40 PM
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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Default More animals! :)

As another animal lover, here are my pets -- right now, I'm down to only 1 dog and 3 cats. I've had lots of assorted animals over the years. A few years ago, I intended to only have two cats -- I had one who died, unfortunately, so I had to get a replacement so my white cat, Mr. Zip, would have a friend -- so I got Bing, our black cat, (also known as B.B. Bing) for him. Then Cali, the tortoise shell showed up during a blazing rainstorm -- I tried to find a home for her, but she wound her way into my heart. Now, every night Cali jumps onto the bed and nestles in next to me.

The dog, Koko, was gotten when we had these really "bad" neighbors who have since moved. The word had gotten out to the other neighbors that I was thinking of getting a dog, and suddenly one of the neighbors drove up into my driveway with an SUV filled with 10 little black puppies -- half Labrador and half Akita -- Koko was the only one with fluffy fur and he had been the runt, so he'd been bottle-fed. My daughter was allowed to choose -- so Mr. Cuddly, our Koko (also known as Kokoro -- "heart" in Japanese) was ours.

Now, I'm never cold at night!!

My three kitties

Koko and Bing
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Old 05-25-2007, 01:50 PM
Location: Now in Oregon!
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Default lotsa cats....

My partner and I moved to Northern CA, on the coast, into an old farm house which had over an acre of land. We brought with us five cats. There were a few others already on the property, and as time went on our "family" grew to 19. Only one was a house cat, the rest lived outside. As cats got dumped on the property we would get them neutered and the shots taken care of, and we really enjoyed the whole process. I would twice a day fill three large mixing bowls with the food we fed them, yell, "FOOD!" and cats of every size and color would come running to us from the woods, various trees, etc!

The one cat we kept inside was my "special" cat, Tara, and sometimes I would allow her outside under my close supervision, and it was funny to watch the others when they saw her; they knew and accepted the idea that here was the "Queen", not to be messed with, and she would walk slowly among them till she finally got bored and wanted "in".... They would all escort her back to the house which she would enter, and they would all resume their various perches on the open porch.

Tara lived for 21 years and I miss her to this day. She was truly a regal cat.
We finally allowed another cat into the house, Suki, who became another "special" cat and lived for 20 years. Tara and Suki avoided one another, never became friends, though I was moved deeply one day when, each in her own carrier, we went to the doctor for shots, and when we took the girls out of each cage, Suki was terrified, Tara was, as usual, unruffled, but leaned over and gave Suki a long lick on her face, calming Suki down completely. Animals are wonderful.
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