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Two dogs..two cats...
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Cindi    Posted 06-28-2003 at 17:24:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
three questionably old egg, and one crippled goat.

All on my back porch. One cat and one dog are regulars, all live here, but other than the one cat and dog, the others usually have some other place to be at nite time. Baby the goat usually hangs out with Billy the goat, but I think he must have stepped on her foot and her feelings. I can find no apparent cause for her slight limp and her choice to abandon him.

Salem the tom cat is usually out hunting female companionship, Driver the pup tends to sleep under the porch, I have no explanation for why the three chickens suddenly decided to roost on the washer, but there they are. Lined up like ducks in a shooting gallery.

I don't know what's brought them all so close to the house, but it warms the cockles of my heart to look out there and see them all snoozing contentedly.

All except the egg. That's gotta go...

"Oh Ja-ake!"

Ron,Ar    Posted 06-28-2003 at 18:41:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Take the two cats, let them in. This will solve the other-board mentioned mouse problem. Or...get a SNAKE!! It will solve the mouse problem too. Ha

When we moved here we had one old cat. There were several neighborhood cats my wife be-friended and fed. One time I counted 17 outside cats. My nature will only let me like one cat at a time so I "found" other homes for the rest of them. There are only five outside cats now. Our inside cat has just now after 14 years let me pet her. Wonder why that is?

Randy    Posted 06-28-2003 at 17:38:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sitting here with my boxer and bullmastiff sleeping away.
Have a cat I've fed now for 4 or 5 years that has finally let me pet her this past month. A great feeling. She brings her big tiger cat friend once in a while. So we put out a little more food when he's around.

Clod    Posted 06-28-2003 at 19:20:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I no longer have any pets to tell of..But I ask Lenore for adventures of her cat TC.

Lenore    Posted 06-28-2003 at 19:42:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cats are rather independent, they usually pick one person as theirs. The rest just live there.

My friend TKK acquired a grown female cat from an older lady who had to find her a home. This cat immediately decided TKK's hubby, Super Dave was her person. She would rub on him and purr and love him to pieces. She just ignored TKK except to ask for food. That was four years ago.

Seems the cat made a change, now she has picked TKK as her person. I think it may have something to do with who fed her.

Clod does not want the responsibility of a pet. So he just gets daily updates on my cat Top Cat.
TC is a ten year old Himalayan who weights about 18 pounds and is quite a character. He used to jump up on my screen door when he wanted in. You can immagine how rough that 18lbs. was on my screen door.

After replacing the screen twice in 4 months, I decided I needed to do something. I got a little bell and hung it on the bottom of the door. The next time he started to jump up on the screen, I went out and did not let him in. I took his front paw and made him ring the bell,
I told him "ring the bell" TC. He just looked at me. I told him if you want to go in ring the bell.

I took his paw and rang it again, and said oh "good boy come in". I let him in. Later that day we did it again. After that he rang the bell without me! Now he rings when he wants to come inside. He also rings his bell when company comes up, while they ring the regular door bell.

Clod    Posted 06-28-2003 at 20:05:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
She tells me a lot of the cats tricks..I had a dog but he cant be here.He was the best hunting fishing pal I could have. I didnt have to furnish him anything to go along.He was always ready everytime.Happy all the time too.

Cindi    Posted 06-28-2003 at 20:12:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron, Fred won't let me. Yet. But that doesn't mean I'm prepared to give up on the idea.

Randy....nothing like it when an animal finally deigns to trust you. Means you did something right. Didn't push did you...let it happen on it's own. I already knew you had a kind heart.

Lenore that is really neat. I had no idea cats could be thusly trained. Our tom Salem walks on his hind legs but he came about that on his own. Usually the first time you see him in the morning he goes up on his hind legs and walks to you, then wants to head butt your face.

Clod why can't your dog be with you?

Clod    Posted 06-28-2003 at 20:30:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
My dog would bite my boss to show him who my best pal is.

Ron,Ar    Posted 06-28-2003 at 20:32:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
From what you say bout your boss he/she needs biting.

Clod    Posted 06-28-2003 at 20:34:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes Ron,,My dog was well mannered but he would bite a chuk out of the boss because the boss growls in the early mornings.Ha ha!!!!!!!!!!

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