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Old 01-20-2019, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Livingston, MT
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I had a miniature long-haired Dachshund almost make it to 20. We walked a lot and he was fed very good food, mostly table scraps (I eat organic low-fat stuff). He had a lot of organic rice with organic chicken. I don't eat meat, but I made it for him. A real sweetheart.

I have a rescue Blue Heeler who's at least 14 (I've had her for 12 years) and acts like a pup. I think a lot of health comes from walking three or four miles a day. If you're a Dachshund, that would be equivalent to about 10 miles a day.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, Arizona
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I have a pet rock. Darn thing won’t die! Millions of years old
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:31 PM
 
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OP here, update:

The bew replacement is still a terror on wheels.

He is into everything. Everything to him is a toy and he hides all his toys, so he has an excuse to play with our stuff and no-no items.

We were hoping having him neutered would help, but no.

He is NOT a snuggler. I miss that. Hell come say good night but goes elsewhere to sleep or get into stuff.

Dont get me wrong, i enjoy Alex but hes no Cuddles.

I do think this will be tte last cat though.

Thank you all for sharing your stories.

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Old 05-08-2019, 09:01 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Our big ginger guy, Hobbes, passed away last October at the age of 11; after being with us 8 1/2 years. He was as pleasant and gentle a guy as anyone could wish for. My true buddy. No matter where I was in the house, he was around me. My wife wanted his ashes so we got them back in a small container with a lock of his fur on a card. I told her she could pick out a bush and I would plant it in the back with the ashes. She chose a Little Henry Itea which has white blossoms in the late spring and turns bright red/orange leaves in the fall. We call it the Hobbes Plant. Just this afternoon, she looked out and remarked that the white blossoms were starting to open and I told her that it was Hobbes saying hello to us. Sure do miss that darn cat.

Since we had an opening, we adopted a ginger girl that had been brought to our vet as a stray. Don't know what her story was before she wound up at the vet as she had been spayed and just loves people. She is now a year old and full of life. She has really attached herself to my wife and they are truly best buddies. My wife says that Cindy Lou makes her smile. And since the new cat came, our older black cat that we have had for seven years has now become my buddy and wants to be around me a lot. Cats can be interesting.
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Earth
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A beloved spaniel had to be put to sleep last month, age 16 3/4. Oldest dog I had.
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:46 AM
 
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A beloved spaniel had to be put to sleep last month, age 16 3/4. Oldest dog I had.
That IS old for a dog.

But maybe spaniels have longevity.

Sorry to hear. Its painful i know.

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Old 05-10-2019, 12:55 PM
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I commented already, but wasn't sure I mentioned our Siberian Husky who lived to be nearly 16. I supercharged her diet w/ herbs. I think that was pretty old for a husky.
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Old 05-10-2019, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Venus
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It used to be my torti Brandy who was 18 when she crossed the Rainbow Bridge. But, since the beginning of this month, my calico Electra has tied her. I hope Electra bypasses Brandy.


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Old 05-10-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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The pit/lab mix I had put down yesterday was 22 years old. I had her for seventeen years and I'm still looking around to find her. Then I remember.
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Old 05-10-2019, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Venus
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The pit/lab mix I had put down yesterday was 22 years old. I had her for seventeen years and I'm still looking around to find her. Then I remember.
I am so sorry. Please accept my condolences.


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