Faces to best friends

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  1. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    About a year ago, we got another kitty. The story was that my wife and daughter 2.0 were taking in my other cat to the vet and the vet said, "Don't you want another kitty?" and shoved the kitten under my daughter's nose. So, yes, we got a new kitty:

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    Yes, the kitten is lying on my vicious attack dog. The dog is 1/2 German Shep and 1/2 Dobermann, which I think I mentioned earlier.

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    All of my animals are fixed, but the kitten is the only female. The black cat likes her a lot, but I haven't been able to take a picture of them grooming each other, so I'll go for "playing lazily."

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    I think you could call this picture "Détente." It's been in the 40s (around 4C) at night and it's still cool in the AM when I get up ... then the sun goes right through my bedroom window. This is the first time I've seen ALL the animals on the bed at the same time. This only lasted for a few minutes for the canines ...

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    Blue/black dog: Ozzie
    White/tan sausage dog: Duke
    Black cat: Kitty (yes, he comes when called)
    Tabby cat: Kitten (or "Mittens")
     
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    saxhound Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Here is a pic of Quinn and Morgan after a hard day of boating and swimming.
     

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    saxhound Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    OK, it's been slow around here for a few days, so here is a dog picture. Quinn & Morgan with their "cousins" Ben and Quigley.

    BTW, do you know how hard it is to get four dogs to look at the camera at the same time.
     

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    jbtsax Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    That's easy. Just put a hot dog on top of the camera. :)
     
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    saxhound Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    They were staring at my SIL, who had a handful of doggie treats. Whenever she tried to stand behind my brother (holding the camera), they would break ranks and run around in circles.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    And the stuffing floating around the house from disemboweled toys. Definitely a dog thing.
     
  8. Helen

    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

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    I am really a dog person. That said, I am currently dogless. Our Mimi left us nearly a year ago. :emoji_cry:

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    I really do miss the borzoi's presence. If it were up to me, we would have two adorning our couch... However, since I'm not the one tasked with vacuuming, I don't get veto power.

    Instead we have Peter--pronounced Pay-ta b/c he is a bilingual black cat. (Like me, German was his first language.) ;)

    Peter is the most dog-like cat I have ever seen. Borzoi are quite cat-like, so with his doggie qualities, he is in someways very much like a borzoi. I joke about the fact that he might be one of mine reincarnated....

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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    1. I've already asked: the black cat, above is NOT named after me.
    2. Borzoi. Nice dogs. They look really majestic running. My neighbors across the street have two, both have the same b&w "shading." They're service dogs.
     
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    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

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    Nope, Pay-ta was not named after you. He is actually Schwarzer Peter (Black Peter)--the traditional counterpart to Saint Nicholas. He's the one who leaves lumps of coal for all the naughty children.

    I am still trying to figure out what kind of "service" borzoi might be used for. That is truly a head scratcher... Just sayin'...
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    I think the owner has some sort of physical disability (yes, I've met the dogs, not the owner). Carrying stuff, perhaps?
     
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    Helen Content Expert Saxophones Staff Member Administrator

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    I can't imagine a borzoi carrying anything... It's just not in their nature. I am oh so curious.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Dog story.

    So, yesterday I'm sitting in the living room reading a book. My two dogs are there, lying down by the open metal-screen door (still nice temps out in Phoenix). Suddenly, the dogs go apoplectic. I mean it. I think my little dog is about to have a heart attack. I'm not moving very fast at the moment, so I look out toward the dogs. The neighbor's Great Dane puppy is popping his head up in the window every couple seconds. Ah. That's the problem.

    So, I grab my big dog's leash and chain collar and go out the side door to bring the GD back over to the neighbor's house. The dog just starts following me, no collar or leash needed. Probably a good thing as the "puppy" (8 mo or so) is already bigger than my big dog and my collar might no have fit. So, I drop the dog off, say hi to my neighbor and good deed for the day is done. My two doggies are then conked out on the floor for the next couple hours.

    I like that: the dog was sufficiently interested in life outside his yard that she got out, then realized that "outside" can be a bit intimidating. She then went to someone she's met once before (me) who has dogs she's met before. Good doggie!
     
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