Oh my goodness. I am now in complete chicken lust. Do you ever sell/ship day-olds? Are they naturally broody?
avengingophelia, you don't have to have a registered dog to be in the club, I was thinking in terms of the breed newsletter, which has lots of info & interesting articles - here's a link to the ASDI site: http://www.anatoliandog.org/
There's 2 clubs because one is AKC affiliated, & the other is UKC affiliated; I'm a member of both, but more involved w/ASDI.
Chance looks like a happy dog
We loved watching the Gordon Setter in the WKC show. I've actually never had a dog before (except the shepherd mix we had to return to rescue after two weeks). I'm feeling very impatient waiting for our puppy. I had a few cats growing up and am kind of missing it. I'm eyeing this siamese from a local rescue:
We had a siamese at one point when I was a teenager and he was such a wonderful boy. So much personality. His favorite thing was to be spun around in a laundry basket.
Kinda OT, but is it best to get a cat first, or a dog (in this case, a puppy)?
Blue is a gray/black/brown/gray tabby who is 10 months old. She guy, very mellow, loves to cuddle and play fetch. He will even wrestle when in the mood. He is a nature whore- loves to go outside and climb the trees in our front yard. Comes when called. We have had Blue since he was 4-5 weeks old.
Salem is a black American Shorthair with a baseball-sized white patch on his lower tummy and is 8 months old. He is a spaz. Super loving and talkative BUT do NOT.EVER pick him up. He hates being held but LOVES getting snuggles and scratches on his belly. We adopted him when he was about 4-5 months old. He is my buddy. HATES going outside but LOVES to hide under Kailey's bed for his naps. He also loves playing with cats toys, which Blue has no time for. Ohand he is the ultimate prr factory. it never shuts off. He can be getting scolded (in the trash AGAIN ) and just be purring at you the whole time.
GOD I LOVE MY CATS! (signed, a former cat hater and dog lover)
Also have a Morgan. She'll be 1 year in April. She was a "free to a good home" cat that we brought home to be our mouse control. She's spoiled rotten and loves the dog.
Next, we have a Charlie. I traded my horse trainer for him. I had a 4 year old Mustang cross and we weren't experienced enough for each other. Charlie is 11, is very well trained, and is nice & gentle. We are a good match. And he's a sweetie.
We also have a Jose, but I don't have any pictures of him. He's a Beta, blue with red fins, and I got him last May. I don't know how old that makes him.
I have Frank and Star, our green tree frogs:
(the one on the left is Kermit and he is no longer with us )
Duke is our Schneider's Skink:
And there's also Stubbs who is an african plated lizard. We adopted him from my job because he came in missing his front leg and after being brought home, dropped most of his tail but is now doing wonderful I don't have a pic of him yet.
Pixie is our 2.5 year old calico kitty:
Alice is the cat we found on our back porch this past November. We're guessing that she's not older than 2.
And Mia is our all black cat that we adopted in October. She's 2 years old and very shy so it's kind of tough to get her picture.
We also have a 12 gallon salt water tank that will soon become a quarantine tank when our 90 gallon tank is up and running!
Lindsey- SAHM to Skylar (7-12-01), Leah (10-29-04), id twin boys Addison and Riley (6-17-08, born at 25w4d), and Terran (5-29-11, born at 28 weeks)
She's a 5 year old lab/border collie mix (we think). We adopted her from the SPCA when she was 15 months old. She's a sweet, playful, and tolerant girl. She loves going for walks off-leash and she loves playing in the snow. Here's a picture of her after she jumped on a sled with my DH and son right before they rode down a hill. http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...e/DCFC0105.jpg
She's a food hound and will whine for scraps if someone leaves a plate on the table. She scams us by acting like she needs to go outside, but then she stops once we get to the table... She cracks her own peanut shells to get the peanuts out. Oh, and she sheds--A LOT! (Anybody else have dog hair tumbleweeds?) I couldn't imagine there being a more perfect dog for us!
My Leo? He's seriously the closest thing to an angel I have ever seen. I honestly believe he came to us from a higher power. And I'm not a person who generally says that kind of thing.
Dante, the main dog character, really is sent by a higher power to help his mom in different ways. He quotes Buddha, etc... And he's an Irish Wolfhound!
Here is Cleo, my 10yo tuxedo kitty. I've had her since she was a little kitten wandering the parking lot of a 7-11. She's a sweet girl but not terribly bright. And although she is an indoor cat, she was recently discovered to have heartworms. So she's taking Prednisone to keep the inflammation down until the worms die. Hopefully, the worms die before she does. She practically lives in my 11yo DS's room. Very timid and quiet.
This is Itto (pronounced EE-toe). He's about a year old and was a shelter cat. He's wicked squirrelly but has calmed down considerably. We've had him since October. He'll let us pet him but doesn't like to be picked up, and he looooves his floor-to-ceiling cat tree. There are little balls of carpeting forever floating about my house because of the way he tears the post to shreds, and he likes to sleep on the top platform. He also likes to terrorize Cleo, but it's purely out of love.
And this here is Tiny, my 11yo Chihuahua. We've had him for less than a year. His previous owner entered a nursing facility and couldn't take care of him anymore. He's almost 5 lbs. and is missing most of his teeth. He's a good boy but VERY clingy (especially with me). Lapdog extraordinaire!
I've also been mama to Tabitha, Dewey, Smokey, Ralph and Dandy, all : , and sorely missed.
She is an eight-year-old yellow Lab that DH and I got before our kids. She's a sweetheart who allows much loving from my DD. Even at her senior age, she is still very spunky.
This is Cheese my son's hamster. He is almost two months old. We just got him last week from my son's school. Cheese
We also have a Betta fish named Stanley but no pictures of him.
And I put Snowball and Salty's pictures up http://tnrgliders.com/index.php?modu...unc=main&gid=3
I'm a newbie, and I am a huge dog freak (and also a big fan of cats). Since there are clearly some likeminded souls here, I was wondering if y'all would be interested in introducing your pets?
I'll start with mine. I have two full-time dogs, two full-time cats, and one foster dog.
First, Leo, a seven or eight year old Irish Wolfhound/? mix, rescued about a year and a half ago:
Secondly, Atakan, a two year old (ish) Anatolian Shepherd, rescued a bit over a year ago:
Next, Atticus, a two year old (ish) tabby cat, rescued about a year and a half ago:
Finally, Esme, a year and a half old (ish) tortie adopted from friends a few months ago:
And then our foster, Friday, a yearish basset hound/foxhound mix, who has been with us for about a month:
How about you?
Here aare mine. We have a 5 yr old rescued Husky mix, Dottie, a 5 month old Boston Terrier, Shorty Pimp and our new kitty, Suki.
2 angels in Heaven (Alexis & Bryson)
Currently NTNP for baby #4
Shelby is an 8 month old lilac torbie (she has tabby markings as well as the tortoise markings). She is cuddly and fun and all three cats are getting along great. Salem was really ticked off that she was here, but this morning they were playing cat and mouse together and having a blast. This is going to be a great match for Salem. Blue weighs about 5 pounds more than Salem and just plows him down when they (Blue) play. Salem always begs for Blue to get off him, but with shelby it's more of an even match. YEAY! Mark is totally in love with her and he forbade me to get another cat
i'm giving up on caps since my keyboard is acting up, so forgive me.
anyway, when we went to the humane society we were looking for a 1 yr old female we saw online named lola. we couldn't find her so looked for another cat we saw online- a 5 month old orange tabby named frone. he wasn't there either but the caretaker showed us to the "teens" room where we met shelby. she immediately ran up to use and started purring and loving kailey. she had been spayed and her price was reduced to 10 since she had been there for over 3 months. she would not be able to stay much longer anyway, we brought her home and are just tickled and in love.
We have five pets:
Macy is our 8-year-old Maltese. We got her from a wonderful show breeder here in Michigan ... she was retired after her second litter, because she had some difficulties in the birthing process. We've had her for four years and just adore her! She has the sweetest little nature and is such a dear girl. She has a rare neurological disease called GME that we are currently treating her for. It's been a rough road, but she is finally doing a little better.
Tiberius is a 1-year-old German shepherd. We never really intended to get a second dog -- let alone one this BIG! -- but DH's friend ended up with an accidental litter. DH just adores both the sire and the dam and begged and begged for a puppy. Puppyhood was pretty trying, but he has grown into a very sweet, well-behaved boy.
Nimo is almost 10 years old. He's a flame-point Siamese that my former BF and I got when we were in college. (No, not an ideal time to get a kitty!) Despite the half-dozen times I've moved since I've had him, he is a remarkably well-adjusted kitty. He loves to cuddle and is a real mama's boy.
Pawnee is about 4. She was a bottle baby that a friend of mine in rescue raised. (Her mama died when she was teeny.) She's probably our pet who's least interested in us! Every now and then, she starts feeling a little snuggly, but most of the time she prefers to hang out with Nimo.
Hercules is around 2 years old. He is another bottle baby, raised by the same friend and for the same reason. He is SUPER cuddly and always wants to be near me, or anyone else who's around (he can almost be annoying, he's so clingy!) He is also a big-time purrer.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...uffychandy.jpg So. Much. Fluff!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...andyclose3.jpg - Bwuh. He's my handsome man. I can't believe someone put him in the shelter! Their loss, my gain!
And here's my DH's [and mine, but don't tell him that] fuzzy baby girl, Piddy Paws. Another rescue from a shelter, she'd been there for FOUR YEARS before we took her home!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...5/peekaboo.jpg - bwahah. she plays peekaboo.
I my furbabies! LOL.
We adopted Zoe and Gus (the two brindle boxers) from the Humane society a month and a half ago. They are wonderful and have brought so much joy to us! They make me laugh everyday.
Bosco is the dog on the right. He is a 10 year old Boxer mix. He's a sweet old guy. He was our first dog, we got him as a little pup and he's like an old man now. He does have a lot of pup still in him though. He's much more playful than the two young'uns! He's actually bigger than the Zoe (on the left) but he's slouching in the picture.
Coy is a 6 year old collie mix. We've always thought she might be part coyote, but she also looks part malinois. We've had her since she was 8 weeks old. Coy hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail with us in 2002 and than all of the Appalachian Trail (minus Baxter State Park) in 2003. She loves to walk.
Spot is Coy's daughter. Her father was a Red Tick Hound (bear hunting dog). Spot LOVES to hunt. She will run miles and miles through the woods. She doesn't harm anything since her breed's job is just to "tree" an animal not kill it. She is so sweet and lazy otherwise. Although she's VERY possessive when it comes to "her" things around other dogs, and she doesn't care for puppies much. She's 3 years old.
I love my baby girls. They were my "children" before DS. I take them everywhere I go as long as it's not too hot out to leave them in the car. They are great dogs.