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06-19-2001, 10:14 PM
I have a 3 month old Keeshond (looks like a chow) named Eddy.
06-20-2001, 01:46 PM
I have three cats, all of which were strays. Two are siamese, ages 13 and 7, the last is all white with kind of long fur and gold eyes. He is just over a year old. He keeps the older cats on their toes. ;)
06-22-2001, 09:22 AM
I have 1 cat just under a year old, his name is Bluetail
I had another, (Sunhillow) but she got herself pregnant and I couldn't have the kitties in the house with the kids or we would be keeping all of them
so i had to take her to the SPCA
06-22-2001, 01:14 PM
That is unfortunate. This is why it is important to spay or neuter your pets, so they do not end up homeless because of an unwanted pregnancy, as well as the kittens. It is sad how many homeless animals there are.
06-23-2001, 10:15 PM
I have three Siberian Huskies. They are Brandy, Sierra (son of Brandy) and Lucy. I have completely fallen for this breed. They have such a wonderful history and I could fill this thread with tons of history. Check out information on the great serum run and the Ididarod race in Alaska. A wonderful history involving Balto and Togo, the two most famous Sibes. There is a decent animated movie about Balto worth checking out with your kids.
We found Brandy on a rescue sight found through the Internet. A Sibe rescue in New Mexico had her and I fell for her as soon as I saw her. When she was rescued she was pregnant and because we adopted her we got to pick a puppy and he was named Sierra after Sierra, New Mexico. Lucy was rescued by us and after two attempts at placement we decided to keep her and have not regreted it since.
Brandy and Lucy both have those Husky blue eyes which are called "Windows to the Soul." During the Russian Revolution, the Siverian Husky was labeled a symbol of wealth and were ordered to be killed and many believe the breed was saved by so many being sent to Alaska to race sleds. The breed is incredibly efficient to live in extreme cold but even do fine in Texas where we live. They absolutely love snow.
We support rescues. Just enter: "Breed Name" Rescue in your search engine and you will find many sights where you can adopt your dream dog (I have not looked to see if any Cat resuces are listed but I would guess there are plenty) and learn all you want to about a breed. Many resuce sights have the goal of education and shutting down the "Puppy Mill" philosophy.
I certainly agree with the neuter / spay issue. We can do a lot as pet owners in this area. I would also recommend that everyone get their dog and cat micro chipped which can aid greatly if lost and found by a vet, shelter, or someone who knows about micro-chipping. It is great for an escape artist breed like the Husky.
I love the Yes names for pets I have heard about. I hope more respond to this thread as I imagine most Yes fans are also great pet owners (ok - great servants of the pets).
06-28-2001, 02:41 PM
I have a Portugese Water Dog, 12 years old, named Missey. She was a rescue and we just found out that she is full bred. PWD's are very rare about 6000 - 9000 in the country. The puppies go for around $1000-1500. They are great dogs, and I encourage all to look up the breed. They are really great for people who have allergies. The San Fransisco Giants have 6 PWD that dive in the water for balls to raise money for a organization called BARK, rescue shelters. You can go to their website and see them.
It will Be A Good Day,
07-08-2001, 08:07 AM
I agree with the spayed and neutering, i just found myself to busy to get it done, but look at what happened.
Bluetail is getting done, I have registered with a cat rescue place that goes low-cost spayed and neutering.
i do wish i had taken care of it sooner so that sunhillow could still be here with us.
it broke my heart to take care to the SPCA.
07-09-2001, 07:27 AM
I have two big fat moggies! Fantastic company!
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