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Topic: PETS - gotta love them! Share funny, loving stories about pets and animals.

  1. Ggrand
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    26 February 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hello Pamela,

    Henry is such a nice bird, Most king parrots are friendly I think. I enjoy his company but he can get annoying sometimes if I am not there for him..lol he's a demanding little bird, He usually comes around at 10ish, I think they are a creature of habit. How they know the time is something I often think about..

    Thank you for calling in 🤗.

    Karen

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    oh grandy i love that story!
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    26 February 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello Karen

    That is such an amazing story. I can see it was food for your soul.

    Mary

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    26 February 2018 in reply to White Rose

    Hello Startingnew and Mary,

    He is really a lovely bird, he hasn't been for a couple of days now..he disappears around this time of year. I started missing him that's what made me remember and thought I would share Henry with everyone that reads in here, he will be back around November next year.. A few months of my year is special with Henry.

    kind thoughts,

    Karen

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    26 February 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Beautiful story Karen about Henry. Yes they do move around a bit - dependent on food sources.

    At the moment our clumping palms are fruiting and we have so many birds - blue faced honey eaters, rainbow lorikeets. Noisy, but I love them to bits. There is something very calming about them.

    I put out a plate of 1 part organic fig jam (no sugar, fruit juice) and 4 parts water for the blue faces. They are using the palm as a creche for the young. So we've had 'just fledged' blue faces coming in to lap up the nectar. We are usually - don't feed birds people, however, with the weather we've been having they've had it tough for about a week. So we're just giving them a helping hand.

    And do they 'demand'. Especially the very young ones. Sit on the deck railing crying like they do for their parents..... Beautiful really. This has lifted my heart immensely over the past couple of days.

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    26 February 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hi Pamela,

    The birds are calming aren't they, I love watching them, flying around, searching for food, although I keep their food trays full they still scurry around, then the drink and bath oh their so cute when they bath themselves, they seem to enjoy every minute of their life..they always live in the moment/now as all animals seem to. We humans can learn a lot from animals, Their so innocent you only have to look into their eyes to see that..

    I don't think feeding the birds harm them, it just makes it easier especially in summer, our grass is all dried out with no food for them. The nectar would be very appreciated by them..Do you take photos of them sometimes?

    It is beautiful isn't it..The huge gumtree across the road houses so many birds throughout the early morning and evening.. Our overhead electric wires has at times over a dozen white cockatoos sitting on it squeaking their cute little heads off..

    Thanknyou for calling in Pamela and others, readers and posters..Does anyone have a pet, animal story they would like to share as it could just help someone through a rough patch.

    Kind thoughts,

    🦉 Grandy.

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    26 February 2018

    Hi Karen and everybody,

    Love your Henry story Karen.

    Love all the stories here. It's a lovely thread.

    The other day, my partner and i spotted the most beautiful little chicken in our next door neighbour's garden.

    Our next door neighbour doesn't have chickens, so my partner said "ooh, let's go catch her/him and see if we can find his/her home around the neighbourhood".

    So we jumped over and went up to the little darling like we usually do with our chooks (ours just squat down for us or calmly wait to be lifted up).

    Well this little feathered fiend ran like billyoh and then took off - flying all the way up onto the following neighbour's ROOF!

    Oh my goodness, it was the funniest thing I'd seen for days and we were in hysterics.

    Goodness knows where the little fella is now, but free ranging somewhere around town having a marvellous time, we hope.

    🌻birdy

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    26 February 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Hi Birdy,

    Thank you so very much Birdy for your Chicken story, Your description was so clear, I could see you and your partner running after this Chicken, chasing him/her all over your neighbours back yard, I started laughing, imagining the two of you trying to catch the Chicken and Chicken getting away from you both... I'm still laughing, Thank you for making my night a bit brighter.xx

    Karen..

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    27 February 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi 🦉Grandy and everyone

    Yes, birds are very calming, especially when searching for food, sucking nectar from flowers and taking a bath. I did get a photo of the blue faced honeyeaters drinking the nectar. One I really like is the juvenile with it's tongue hanging out. Yesterday afternoon, there were two double barred finches on our front fence and then hopped into our grass searching for food. So cute!.

    I also have birth baths - 2 in fact. One in the front used mainly by the crows and turtle doves. The other is out the back and is frequented by brown honeyeaters, wrens and finches. They love to bath. Very special to watch. They haven't been using them lately, I think they're trying to dry out after all this rain.

    Hi 🌻birdy

    Love your story about the visiting chook. Hope it eventually found it's rightful home.

    Have to delve into my filing cabinet (memory) to dig out some more pet stories.

    🐝PamelaR

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    27 February 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hello Everyone,

    Thank you for your beautiful posts, I can sit and watch birds for a long time, They can be well for me they are like mindfulness session, in well in every way,..I remember watching the little sparrows having a really good dirt bird a few weeks ago, that was so sweet to watch..

    Karen

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    24 March 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hello everyone,

    A little story about a little bird..

    We lived in a suburb of The outer west of Sydney, and we had some birds nesting in our roof. The eggs hatched and chirping started oh wow did it start, you know the birds knew as soon as we went to bed because they started chirping every single night and early morning. Sooo annoying but they were only babies, after a while they flew away, but we kept hearing one chirping away.

    The following Morning the chirping was in the lounge room wall, inside the wall, near the light switches, we heard the chicks wings flapping and hitting the wall, then chirping then heard the chick fall, It was summer the poor chick..It was heartbreaking hearing him suffer, he was near the light switch so I turned the power off and undid the plastic thingy that switches the lights on and off, took it out and I heard him louder, I left it off and put some bread and water on the beam of wood just inside the wall...haha, he took the bread and disappeared again..This went on 2 days, I couldnt put my hand in because the hole in the wall was to small, I could see him at times, Geez I can't feed him like this forever I need my light switch,

    A day and night later while I was sleeping I was woken up very early in the morning by a noise in the kitchen, I was apprehensive about going down to check on it. Eventually I went down to have a look when a bird flew past me hitting the walls constantly, my little bird escaped his prison, now he was stuck in my house, I opened both doors and eventually he flew out through the day.. relief took over me..

    Its surprising how we react when animals are in danger, I mean that little bird caused me so much stress for 4 days. The little bird has probably never though about it again..Where I remembered about him yesterday as I watched the birds in the old empty house out back fly in and out of the roof...

    Grandy.

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    25 March 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Thank you so much for your beautiful story Grandy!! Wonderful to read.

    Do you know what sort of bird?

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    27 March 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Oh Grandy, what an absolutely beautiful story!!

    "Geez i can't feed him like this forever, i need my light switch" 😂 !!!

    Just gorgeous.

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    11 April 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Haha that was so cute Grandy! That made me smile, and that's a hard thing to do at 6:46am when I'm soup posed to be getting ready for school.

    could it have been an Australian minor brid? I'm in Sydney too, and we have them in our trees in our yard.

    once, my dad went into the yard to pick up sticks, or should I say branches, because it was sooo windy. He came running back inside to get me and my brother (I was about 8 or 9 I think, and my bro was 3 or 4), because their were two baby minor birds that had fallen from their nest. The tree was way to talk to put them back in their nest, so we made like a barrier ok our balcony and out them up there. They were fine up there, running around and attempting to escape, until my dads family visited 😂. We moved the birds around the side of our house, and for the whole day I was on bird watching duty, because they kept escaping! And every time they escaped, I had to go find them.

    Once they were ready to fly, I asked my dad why we couldn't keep them. He said we couldn't because they weren't pets, and that their mummy's and daddy's woks be worried about them. He said that the only reason we kept them was because it wasn't safe to leave them, they could have gotten run over or eaten by cats.

    i wanted a pet so badly, and my parents and brother are allergic to cats and dogs, so my mum bought me two beautiful black moor goldfish. They survived until last year (so about 6-7 years), when my brother claimed that they weren't fat enough, and dumped way too much food into their tank. Of course, knowing goldfish, they ate it all, then one had diahorrea, the other constipation 😂. I'm glad I don't have pets anymore, however, because I have too much on I think having a pet like a fish or bird would just stress me out more.

    please share more funny and cute stories, I love animals!

    Chloe 😋

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    11 April 2018 in reply to Chloe_M

    Thank you Chloe for sharing your Australian minor bird story. Lovely to hear that people care for our wildlife. Wonderful.

    I used to be a wildlife carer of birds. It was so rewarding, though at times a little distressing when they died. Had many young birds to care for over the years, so survived, some didn't.

    Used to frequently get lorikeets that were drunk on the spring/summer nectar of the gum trees. People would bring them to me thinking they were dreadfully sick. I'd keep them for the night in a box with a warm light while they recovered. Next morning they were off flying again. Good to see.

    Pammy

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    11 April 2018 in reply to PamelaR

    Hello Chloe Pamela and anyone reading,

    Chloe...Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story about baby birds, I'm so happy to hear that you and your father not only cared for the birds but releasing them when the time was right..Love it You being on bird watching for the tiny escapees..

    Pammy...I have heard about the lorikeets gets drunk but never seen it happen, well done for putting them up for the night and keeping them warm..

    Birdie, hello and thank you for your post😁.

    Anyone is welcome to share some pet or animal stories, the stories are so welcome here as it may put a smile on someone's face..

    I think everyone loves to read about or adorable fur or feathered friend.

    Kind thoughts,

    Grandy.

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    26 April 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello Grandy and all 😊

    My favourite chicken developed a problem a few months ago called internal laying, so her body was producing eggs, but she wasnt able to get them out of her body.

    This, not surprisingly, made her very sick and could have caused her to die.

    So the vet gave her a hormonal implant that stopped her body creating eggs.

    As she was so sick, she was sleeping in our laundry at night while she got herself better. During the day she would free range around the yard and garden.

    After her implant, when she started to feel better, she started wanting to get in the nest every morning to "lay" , even though there was no such thing to lay.

    After I let her out one morning, i heard her cackling and carrying on a treat - buck buck buckaaaaay, buck buck buck buckaaaaaay!! It was really loud. I couldn't find her, but followed the cackling and she had found her way back into the laundry - she had hopped into the drum of the washing machine (front loader) and was laying her phantom egg in there!

    Awkward!!

    She passed away yesterday, I will miss her special antics that made me laugh. RIP little friend 🐔❤

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    26 April 2018 in reply to Birdy77

    Hello Birdie and all.

    Im really sorry to hear your favourite Chicken passed away...R.I.P. Little darling...A life is a life and a friend is a friend regardless of what type of species they are, and it saddens me that you have lost her..

    Good memories are a treasure to look back on and remember her funny antics and how she made you laugh..

    Thank you for your post Birdie.. it is a shame that no little off spring remain..she sounded like she was special..loved the story of her fan tom egg..thank you.

    Kind and caring thoughts,

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    13 May 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello Everyone,

    When I moved into this house around 2.5 years ago now. My two little doggies (Kya & Ebony). soon found ways to escape the prison of a big yard...across the road they would run, barking at the cows, running around and around them, putting their head down, butt up with tails wagging and little playful barks...wanting to play with them...

    I got them back over to mine, with a doggie treat...Big brush down , dinner, then inside play until tomorrow..The Morning came quick enough, I wanted to get them their needles at the vet, I gave them both a good bath and blow dried their fur then put some nice smelling powder on them,, I wanted them to smell nice....Needles all done, back home now..Doggies are asleep on the lounge..Awe cute...I went out back to clean up, then I heard Kya and Ebony barking at the cows...sigh..I went over to get them, geez they were just bathed 4 hours ago..walking across the road I saw Kya upside down rubbing her back on the grass, then like always Ebony had to follow what Kya was doing..

    The lady three doors stopped in her car and talked to me..I talked for 5 minutes then the lady asked me if they were my dogs . I said yes, she said they were so cute,,I said thank you, Then I called them over by just saying lolly....well they came running, the lady in the car couldn't stop laughing, I just wanted to cry..I was so upset, Kya and Ebony was covered in thick stinky cow poop, wet stinky sticky cow poop, they absolutely stinked. .The was lady still laughing, I picked them up very carefully, said goodbye.. the smell was horrible, I had one in each hand holding them away from me, the poop was so thick, I ended up hosing them both down down quickly before putting them into a bubble bath outback for a scrub...All clean now I dried them off with a towel put them inside, I had a look at the fence to try to stop them getting out..it was a no fix..so I got a new fence (the pool fence style). put up...Ahh problem solved a thousand plus $$.. I had to keep the dogs inside for 3 days until the fence was put up...I put them outside..lol straight through the bars and across the road, by the time I got across the road Kya was rolling around in it again..Ebony was deciding which one was the best for her...I walked away, sat on the veranda and cried..after a bit of time they came Home. I hosed them off bathed them again put them inside..the next few days .I put some wire around the bottom of the fence...Ahh problem solved..or is it?

    Grandy..

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    2 July 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello Everyone.

    I need to put this in here.

    I remember the first time I ever layed eyes on you.. you were not even as long as a can of coke...or heavier then annempty can, you were my sons and now dil first joint purchase together, a present to each of us from....from each of us you said that day...You colours were gorgeous, dark rusty brown in fact lots of shades of Ruth browns and black with the tiniest dot of white. Your were beautiful, sweet, cuddly, snappy and growly all rolled up in one. Gizmo my son named you.
    We had a Belgium Shepard at the time, you put Gizmo next Boof who was lying down wagging his tail.. we laughed because Boof being like 500 times your size jumps out of bed and runs away after a few seconds we spotted him looking at you...Eventually we coaxed Boof back to us and then introduced you again to you Gizmo a few minutes late you just layed there and let little Gizmo play with you..
    Gizmo was running around you then over to us, barking and growling, he some nibbles on our toes then back to you, his little bark was so adorably sweet. Gizmo finally fell asleep curled up next to Boof's face, you were both celebraties in our home so many photo were taken..
    The day ended after so many chewed on toes and scratched legs, but hey we fell in love with you..You went home and I missed you, but I knew you would be spoilt, and you were.
    Then years later along came a little baby person, fearing you would feel left out, my son brought you a little puppy girl...You and Millie loved each other and constantly played together..My grandson loved and played with you both, you were his best mates..Over time you both had 3 litters of puppies My son kept a little male puppy that looked so much like you as a puppy.
    Then along came Kya, a tiny little puppy, so small and cute...a gift from my son ..I used to visit you Gizmo and bring Kya to visit you and Millie, then kya had puppies along came Ebony, I would take both down for visits, you always welcomed them Gizmo, you loved playing with them, but your arthritis stopped you..it was your 14 th birthday in June you are so loved, you've been a special friend to my grandson, he never new life without you until yesterday, you silently fell asleep forever..You will be very sadly missed by your human family .and your doggie family you have left behind Millie, your son bruiser, your daughter Kya and granddaughter Ebony.

    Always in my heart ❤️ my special fur friend.

    Gismo, 28/6/04 - 1/7/18..R.I.P.💜.

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    4 July 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi all,

    Many years ago, I agreed to temporarily foster a pregnant cat who was rescued from a backyard breeder. One day, when I was having a really bad day and feeling very alone. The mother cat came out from her room and watched me for a while. I was on the sofa crying and did not pay much attention. A few minutes later, I heard a mewing sound near me. Confused I looked around me, at my feet was a tiny kitten!

    Little mumma had gone and brought one of her baby kittens to comfort me. It was my favourite kitten out of her litter. Somehow, little mumma seemed to know I needed a friend. I decided to keep little mumma and 2 of her special kittens. All the vet work was done and they eventually became my family.

    Sadly, little mumma has passed away, after many years with us. She had naughty habits of chewing cables (headphones, antenna, telephones and even a computer mouse cable) and singing “opera” in the dead of night. Her kittens are still with me more than 10 years later and spoiled. They are double little mumma’s size and keep each other and me company.

    Thank you

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    4 July 2018 in reply to LKS

    Hello LKS,

    What a really beautiful story, I actually had a few tears in my eyes as I read your story. I think that animals are beautiful creatures that easily pick up on how we're feeling.

    Mumma cat must have really loved, and trusted you and was in tune with your sadness, when she gave you a little kitten to comfort you, and you still have two of her little kittens today..How really special mumma used to be, and her kittens are just as special..Thank you very much for sharing such a lovely story...

    Does anyone reading have a story about a pet or an animal that you would like to share, it just might put a smile on someone's face who is feeling down,,

    Caring thoughts,

    Grandy...xx

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    5 July 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hi Grandy and all ☺

    🤗 ahh dear Grandy what a beautiful remembrance to a dearly loved friend and companion to so many souls. Sorry for your pain darlin. Beautiful memories never sleep.

    😊 How adorable Boof running away then looking at gizmo.

    With you Grandy 💜

    RIP lovely Gizmo 🕊

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    5 July 2018 in reply to demonblaster

    Hi Deebi,

    Thank you very much for your kind words to me about Gizmo...Special memories of gizzy will always be in my heart...💜.. My son had a service yesterday at the pet crematorium...

    RIP Gizmo...💜🌹..

    Grandy...

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    hi everyone.

    Im sitting outside of my home and looking, at the dryness this relentless drought has done to a once beautiful lush green piece of land...I'm thinking back how the many cows, would graze on the once green grass, and the little calves once they had there fill of mummas milk would run around playing in the soft grass, kicking there back legs up in complete joyfullness...I can hear the mooooing of the bull calling his herd together as they were spreading out to far..There is a few horses , just grazing on the grass and at times gallopiaround and letting their mane blow in the breeze, horses are a graceful animal when allowed to run wild and free....

    Rabbits, by the hundreds would come hopping around in the early hours of the morning, just nibbling on the sweet green grasses and playing chasing with each other, they really are fast hoppers and can out hop most animals..Kangaroos, my favourite, a very proud looking animal, they are also curious of what's happening around them, eating the grass and jumping here and their, awwwe little joeys sticking their heads out, some joeys old enough to go and run around the green soft cool grass, while mum and dad kangaroos just sit/ lay down quietly watching their little joeys playing together..Such a difference when it's rains and there's green grass everywhere...
    Birds so many birds, the beautiful and gentle king parrots, rosellas, looking for seeds and worms, willy wagtails, sparrows, pretty wrens, all look like there playing hide and seek in the long green grass, galahs, with there grey and pink colours are munching on seeds..The big white cockatoos with their yellow comb, they stay in flocks and let me tell you when they land of a late afternoon the green paddocks, look like there covered in snow, their are hundreds in a flock, and the noise.Wow.

    Here comes one, it's coming over and landing on me squawking to the others to come, they are all coming, I love how they land on me..I miss these times..Now all I see is brown & red dirt, & emptiness..I am lonely the cows don't sit near me any more, the rabbits, kangaroos are not around either, I miss them a lot..but mostly I miss the birds, the hundreds of birds that used to land on me and keep me company everyday..I am a resting spot for these birds, shade for the cows, horses, and under me is a rabbits burrow... I am a tree standing proud and tall, waiting until the rain falls and greens up the grass again and so I'm not so lonely only more.

    Grandy...xx

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    13 August 2018 in reply to Ggrand

    Hello Grandy 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

    And hello to all

    I once had a kelpie x, her name was shadow. One day I was folding up the laundry and messing around with Shad. For something fun, I decided to put a pair of undies on her. The poor sweetheart hid behind the lounge- I felt so bad, even til this day. She was my best buddy.

    Great thread Grandy..

    (Am.hoping this new post will prompt you to have a read) 💜🤗

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    Hi Everyone
    I literally just signed up to BB and wasn't sure where to start.. then this thread on pets caught my eye. I love animals so much. I grew up on a farm with all types of pets: dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, horses, cows, deer, alpacas... the list goes on.
    I now have 2 cats. They were feral kittens when I found them on my parents farm. I had no intention of adopting them but here we are 12-13 years later. Ones name is 'Chiken'. she is extremely loud and loves her food. she also loves to go outside and catch small lizards and give them to me (alive). The other cat I called 'Hai Yu'. when I first found them, Chiken ran off leaving the other kitten all alone. I felt sorry for her and took her in, but didn't give her a name. Instead, when I got home after work, she would greet me and I would say "hey... you." and the name stuck.
    Hai Yu is a very anti-social cat (much like myself, lol) she doesn't like associating with people during the day, but every night she sleeps as close to me as she can.

    I love my cats and would be so lost without them.

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  28. Ggrand
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    19 October 2018 in reply to Peaceful Mayhem

    Hello Lee, Peaceful Mayhem,

    Thank you both for your lovely posts,

    Lee I’m sorry about the long delay of my reply to yours..bad me...Oh Lee I can picture your beautiful kelpie cross...Shadow...nice name, I am guessing that you called her that because she was your little shadow and followed you everywhere... Oh your poor little fur buddy hiding behind the lounge, I wonder if she knew what you put on her...No doubt at all you gave her heaps of love and cuddles when you rescued her from your antics...

    Peaceful...Growing up with so many animals around you must have been so wonderful. Animals are really beautiful creatures aren’t they, I also love animals they are so innocent and their eyes just melt my heart..

    Your two little feral kittens must have been such wonderful pets for you as you were growing up and now they sound like the perfect companions for you...I believe that animals have a great sense of who we are...It looks like your two little feral kittens knew that you have a beautiful and compassionate heart and put their trust in you to look after them.,

    Chicken sounds like she is a very mischievous cat, 😂 bringing you lizards maybe she wants you to care for them, she must be also very gentle to bring them to you alive...Hai Yu..sounds like she loves your cuddles at night time. How good is that...I have two dogs and have lots of cuddles especially at night when we are all fighting for room on my bed.....

    Peaceful, our pets do put some light into our day and keep us feeling loved by them....without my two little fur buddies I would be so very lost with out them...

    I hope today is a good day for everyone, and if you have a story you would like to share here about your pets or any animal please feel free to do so..your story just might put a smile on someone’s face...😁.

    Grandy...

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  29. Guest_093
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    26 October 2018 in reply to Ggrand
    hi everyone I am going to continue on with the pet saga in BB club as I am a valued and loving pet owner well according to my 12year furbaby probably not valued and me master you slave type thing lol. In my household we have 3 cats, who Spitty is the oldest, then Cuddles and Snuggles who are 10 months old and are nothing but mischievious little things who play from the time they get up and will get into mischief till the time for them to go to bed, Snuggles often supervises me cleaning the guppy/molly fish tank and what a lot of help she is(not) and I have a chair that is close to the tank so that she sits and watches them to make sure that they are all there, truthfully speaking she loves the pleco best as that is the only 1 that will swim away from her, all the rest swim close to the glass which i can see in her mannerism that it is frustrating for her. Cuddles is Snuggles sister and she is a little more timid than Snuggles but mind you Cuddles can get into as much trouble as her confident sister, then there is Spitty who is 12 years old and is half persian and half siamese as she has become older the persian long hair has become prominent and she has the most beautiful golden eyes that can see into your soul she is my girl through and through, gets quite quite upset when I do not change her cat litter box @ least once a day and when i go out i give her a kiss and tell her that i won't be long and when i come home if i don't give her at least 5-10 minutes of attention, hugs and kisses she crack's up and keeps meowing constantly untill i do as I said earlier, me master you slave in the cat world. Up here we have gheko's and they are allways on the windows panes @ night and in dark places during the day well it is a fight to keep all 3 girls from catching ghekos during day/night. Snug/Cud @ nite and Spitty during the day, we have a separating door in the hallway for them as unfortunately Spitty has been too long by herself with us and has not accepted from day 1, Snuggy and Cuddy, but we do love them all and give them all equal love and affection and play and so in closing they are all family and treat them as such.
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  30. Ggrand
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    26 October 2018 in reply to Guest_093

    Hello Spitfire,

    Hello and Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful kitty Kats with us...

    Love the names of your cats.. is spitty, cuddles and snuggles...just curious is spitty short for Spitfire..

    Your sure got your hands full looking after two little mischievous kittens, and an elderly cat as well... I’m wondering if Snuggles is helping you in the hope that one of the fishies decides to Jump out so she can play with it....😁..

    Spitty sounds like a beautiful cat, I’ve always said that if you look into any animals eyes all you’ll see in them is innocence and the beauty of their soul....It would be so good if you could use spitty’s photo for your avatar...just a thought.only if you want to no pressure at all....

    Awe sounds like Spitty is really set in her ways..I had to smile when I read about Spitty wanting a 5 minute pat when you get home...I have two little dogs and when I get home on Tuesdays after work I can guarantee that the whole town know I’m home, they are loud and the cry when I get home. I once went to go to town and remembered I left my purse behind..lol I was not even gone 2 minutes, but when I got back home, it was like I had npbeen gone all day like Tuesdays...pets are so funny..

    Cuddles and snuggles must be fun to watch and play with, cexploring the bushes and chasing everything that moves... little geckos Im pleased are smart enough to hide in the darkness of a day time.....Your little fur family sound really beautiful and you sound like the perfect mum for them..Hopefully in time Spitty will accept cuddles and snuggles when they become a little older and settle down a little bit.....

    Thank you for your kindness in sharing your adorable little fur family with us Spitfire.💜....

    Love and hugs..💜🤗..to readers , posters and of cause our animal families...

    Grandy......

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