Monday, October 1, 2012

Pets Pets Pets

Our newsletter question this month is about our pets, and I thought it would be cool to continue the discussion here, posting a few pictures and finding out more about our readers' pets. Come take a peek at some of our furry friends and check back to see where the discussion goes.

SO HERE THEY ARE...





SPARKY

LENA DIAZ











SPEED

ANN VOSS PETERSON













HARRIET & OZZIE

REBECCA YORK


THE BEEVEL

REBECCA YORK











OZZIE
Looking out the "catio" door, 
where the cats love to hang out.

REBECCA YORK










BLOSSOM 

PATRICIA ROSEMOOR




BLITZEN 

PATRICIA ROSEMOOR











TOBY 

DANA MARTON














MAGGIE 

JULIE MILLER










MIKO 
...as a kitten...

PAULA GRAVES


MIKO 
...all grown up...

PAULA GRAVES








JEWEL

COLLEEN THOMPSON









BAILEY 

Bailey's my neighbor's dog, but I lure her over to see me with treats and she stays with me when they're out of town and can't take her along.

JOANNA WAYNE










BOOGEY

JANA DeLEON







DEXTER

CAROL ERICSON 












MOOSE

April, bluebonnet trip
Meridian, TX 

Moose is our part-time pet. She stays at our house when my daughter needs her to run in a big yard.

ANGI MORGAN







DALLAS & TEX
May, first trip
Davis Mountains 

Tex and Dallas are both recent adoptions. Tex turned one year this month and Dallas is 5 months. This picture was when Dallas weighed 12 pounds...she now weighs almost 50.

ANGI MORGAN



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50 comments:

  1. I love all these pictures. We have a great collection of pets. Angie, I particularly like your dog hugging your book. It looks like the dog owners have us cat people out numbered. But that's fine. I like dogs, too, but cats fit into my lifestyle better. We do a lot of traveling, and we have a great cat sitter who takes care of the girls while we're gone.

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    1. Dallas had fallen asleep in my office and I couldn't resist staging that picture. LOL I've had great luck with dog/house sitters since I get to travel with Tim a lot now. I also have a great neighbor who loves dogs and wants to play with them, but has cats in the house. So she borrows mine often.

      ~Angi

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    2. They may have us outnumbered, but I think the cat owners may have more cats in aggregate! I have multiples, you have multiples, Patricia has multiples....

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  2. Love all the pics. Animals do add so much joy to our life. Love your THREE babies, BJ.

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    1. For those curious...BJ's Spanials are featured in the Intrigue Newsletter. You can sign up on our website: IntrigueAuthors.com


      ~Angi

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  3. Love all these pictures. After my two Shelties (Dallas and Duke) passed away, we got 3 kittens from a rescue shelter. Diva, Bubba and Brooke. Diva is solid black short hair and mean to the other cats. Bubba is a Buff Striped Tabby and Brooke is a Grey, Black and Brown Tabby. My Tabby cats are loving and sweet.

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    1. I also have problems w/ Ozzie. She's great with people but wants to make sure the other cats know she's "top dog."

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  4. Great pics, everyone. I had posted a pic of Dexter as a puppy before, so here he is all grown up - all 210 lbs. of him. Sadly, he passed away this past summer. We looked at Mastiff puppies yesterday and put a deposit on one, although it was hard choosing between the three fawn males. The breeder had 13 pups,three adult Mastiffs, and one adolescent Mastiff she was dog sitting!

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    1. Wow... Sure hope that owner had a large yard. LOL That's a lot of dog pounds jumping around. >>>grin<<<

      Congrats on the new pup...hoping the timing is good for you.
      ~Angi

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  5. I live with my youngest daughter and her family now and they have a keeshond female that is about 1 1/2 and a shorkie that is about a year old, maybe less. So a big dog and a little bitty dog. They are both great though. My granddaughter also has two guinea pigs, one named cocoa and I can't remember the other. They make more noise than the dogs.

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    1. I draw the line at puppy poo....it eventually goes away with house training. Cages are forever having to be cleaned. LOL

      ~Angi

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  6. I'm enjoying seeing everyone's pets! Love them all!

    I was looking for my Jewel here. Did I miss her somehow?

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    1. Sorry 'bout that Colleen...Jewel's on the page now.
      :-)
      ~Angi

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  7. Such a great idea for a blog post, Angi!

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    1. Thanks. Inspired by Julie's question for our newsletter.

      ~Angi

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    2. Thank you, Angi! Although Jewel is currently in the proverbial doghouse for chewing the windowsill while I was writing! Guess she forgot she's no longer a puppy!

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  8. I love seeing everyone's pet(s). I live with a 12 1/2 year old diabetic Westie. She will be 13 in December and has been a diabetic for 3 1/2 years. I love her so much and I think of her as my "baby". She can be the most bossy little thing. People say she has me wrapped around her paw. At times I can understand her barks and the looks she gives me.

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    1. My husband marvels at how the dogs and I can communicate. LOL I think it's just because I'm with them constantly.

      ~Angi

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  9. Both of my cats are from a shelter and it's nice to know that others adopt shelter animals, too. PAWS Chicago is striving to make Chicago No-kill, not only through adoption, but through education and free or low cost spay and neuter, as well. They are no kill. They fostered Red, a pit bull who saved his owner from a home intruder and took a bullet that paralyzed him from the waist down. PAWS shouldered the costs to vet Red and get him "wheels" so he could run around again -- and earlier this years, someone adopted him! Thank goodness for such generous hearts.

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    1. What an awesome story, Patricia.
      I'm so glad he was adopted.
      ~Angi

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    2. That's great about Red. As you know, I feed a stray cat I've named Red. He won't let me near him, but he eats my food.

      Ozzie and Harriet are rescue cats. Beevel is the daughter of two grand champion Abysinnians.

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    3. My cats are all either strays, shelter cats or vet-adopted cats. We're stray magnets, and we also have, over the years, had good luck taming feral kittens.

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  10. Oh look at all of the cuties! Love animals... :)
    I have had so many wonderful animals in my life through the years... each with their unique personalities and quirks. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics!

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    1. You're more than welcome Colleen! It's a lot of fun.
      ~Angi

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  11. Oh, wow, they're all soooo adorable! Makes me want to get another pet. I better stop looking at this page. LOL

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    1. So right, Dana, I kept going to my Kitten Shelter's web page and I always saw more cats that I wanted. I finally had to stop looking, as 3 cats is plenty and I do not want to be a crazy cat lady.

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    2. That's exactly what my neighbor said, Tammy. Her cats were 15 & 16, so she adopted two more...thinking it was better to have them when the others passed. She's a great owner...the older two did pass, but at the age of 21 and 20.

      ~Angi

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    3. I keep thinking I should foster a cat or two or kittens. PAWS uses fosters either to take kittens too young to be neutered or spayed, sick animals who need some time to recover, or animals who have been in the shelter too long and are not doing well without personal attention. The only problem is that I would probably be hard-pressed not to adopt them. Sigh. Blitzen was a foster :)

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  12. We got Speed from a farm when he was a puppy, but we adopted our older border collie, Kalli, two years ago when she was 12 to 14 years old, and her owner had to move to an assisted care facility. Her owner before us rescued her as well, so no one is really sure how old she is. But she sure enjoys life! It makes me feel good to watch her play in the yard.

    I could never foster a pet, because I would keep him/her for sure!

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    1. That's me. I'd keep them all.

      Even though we adopted Dallas and Tex from different shelters, they were fostered by the same volunteer. They were meant to be together.
      ~Angi

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  13. All of the authors pets are cute. The kitten and adult picture of Miko was very interesting with the color and pattern change she had. At one point in my life I had 2 dogs and eight cats. All were shelter or rescue animals. They all got along well. I had been pet free for about a year when I received a kitten that was found by a dumpster at work. Vet said she was about 3 months old, she is just too cute at times. I also have a 9 year old cat that a friends daughter was looking for a new home for as she was moving into a no pets apartment. It's taking time for the older cat to make friends with the younger one but it is happening.

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    1. I never thought our pit bull, Pepper, would allow another dog here after Logan (her foster daddy) passed away. She eventually got used to my daughter's dog, Moose, and they were great buddies. THAT absolutely amazed me, since Pepper didn't tolerate any other animals other than Logan.

      ~Angi

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  14. Everyone's pet is so cute. We didn't have pets growing up, but I did have a few fish when I got older. I really love betas.

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    1. My mom had a beta that would come to the surface when she talked to it --I thought it was for food, but she didn't feed it every time.

      ~Angi

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    2. Hi Jane. My daughter has two bettas. They are named Darth Betta and Han Solo! I inherited the when she left for college. They're fun to watch and very beautiful.

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  15. My pet, Sparky, didn't make the line-up. But he looks a lot like Jana's doggie Boogey. Sparky is a tri-color sheltie. He'd love to float in that pool with Jana's Blue Merle! I loved seeing everyone's pets. Looks like there are a lot more cat lovers here than dog lovers. Not that there's anything wrong with that (grin).

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    1. Send me a picture Lena and I'll update the post. Not a problem. Dogs rule...
      ~Angi

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    2. Just found the email Lena -- going to update.
      ~A

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    3. Thanks Angi! I just love this blog post. I keep coming back for another look.

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    4. Lena, Sparky is so cute, I love Shelties!!

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  16. Hmm...actually it looks like more doggies than kitties. My bad.

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  17. I love this! My computer is in the shop, so I'm way behind on visiting my regular online stops. But how cool to see the variety of pets. I love seeing all our fuzzy friends!

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    1. Hugs on the computer woes, Julie.
      ~Angi

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  18. Loves 2 Read Romance - LauraOctober 2, 2012 at 8:20 AM

    I love seeing all the pets. I have one cat and dog myself. I had two cats but earlier this year one got outside and got hurt to bad. :( I don't know if I am going to get another cat or not. We will see what happens.

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    1. I totally agree, Laura. It's been a lot of fun looking. Just wait for Halloween...I'm trying to get the authors to give me old pictures of them in costume.

      ~Angi

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    2. Angi, would love to see all the pets in Halloween costumes.I never dressed mine for holidays except for Christmas one year when I had a pair of antlers for the dog and also put them on the cats. They looked so cute.

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  19. Angi,

    I always dressed my dogs for Halloween. Dallas was a witch and Duke was a devil. I will never dress my cats up. They do not like it.

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