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Posted By bluedogz,
Oct 20, 2011 at 1:59 PM
Thanks, he's a really sweet little guy with a purr motor that sounds like truck.
You have obviously not met my dog.
Our cats are happiest when we leave the top half of the doors off the jeep.
That's great, love it.
I noticed most of those pics where the pet is only a few inches from the stove its a soap stone stove. Garanteed they wouldn't be that close to a steel stove unless it was about to go out. If I stand near mine for just a few secs it will burn my pant leg.
Burned Murphy's butt one night, up against the glass. A loud yelp from a little dog %-P
Here is one of ours. Soaking in the BTU's last winter.
I'd make that a Christmas card.
Fuzzball,Thomas & Sylvester May 2011
(they really havent changed much since then) ;-) Once cooler weather hits,they spend more time huddled together on a sofa or the floor.Late Spring til early Fall they like to each grab a fav chair or window sill when they're not prowling the house.
if only they would sweep the chimney
That's what Ferrets are for.
LOL at the cats on the roof!
We have not had a cat since the woodstove. Last one woulda loved it though. I sure with they would invent a cat that didn't need to eliminate in the box. (my sister tried one of those things to get your cat to go in the toilet but no-go!)
The last little guy was indoor/outdoor and was hit by a car in his prime. Haven't decided if we can get another considering that. The rate at which the dogs go in/out/in/out means it would be awful hard to keep a cat from ever going outside. The last one ripped the weatherstripping from under the doors to go out, or got up in the boxspring and clawed it at night to go out, so keeping him in all the time was not an option. If only he had smartened up about the road.
Had some kitties two years ago...
Michelle the woodpile panther that "found" me exactly like snow's did three and a half years ago would show up on the roof every once and a while for the first year or so. Never made it to the second story. Just the garage.
Now when I am on the roof she lays in the edge of the woods with that "What are you? Nuts?" look.
I have one Manx with spina bifida that will snuggle up pretty close to my Jotul Oslo which is cast iron . . . granted it's usually in the rear or side though and not right underneath or right in front.
Adorable . . . are those bengals or some other breed?
Here's some photos of my newest addition . . . having him around has really been good for me.
What a cutie!
Another member has two bengals . . . they look like a very cool breed of cat.
I have recently acquired a Westie puppy, figuring that a little dog with that much energy would get me off my butt and moving around. I did not know the half of it. Fangy little creature. :vampire:
Cat finally went to the vet today, since the dog needed to get a lump checked out. First real ride in a car (had a harness and leash on her, no carrier) at -20F with the dog in the car as well. DS was scheduled to help with this, flaked out at the last minute and I was too short on time to push the issue. Headed down the access road trying to figure out what I would do if the two of them decided to get into a fight and muttering annoyance w/DS.
She came up negative for a microchip (yay!) and positive for appearing to have been spayed (yay! again). Got her shots (four of them, since the vet accidentally tried to re-give her shot #2). At the third, she took the vet's finger in her mouth, didn't bite, but gave a bit of a squeeze to express her opinion. Fourth shot, she yowled, tried to get away, and did the same thing to my finger. She has strong jaws and sharp teeth, and could have done great damage, but did not. After she was done, she lay on the floor with the dog, who licked her a few swipes in sympathy. (Lo how the mighty cat-hater has fallen.) I took her blankie with her, and she appreciated that.
Dog needs surgery to get the lump out. Cat took a little better to the car ride on the way home. She has been very quiet this evening, several trips outside, and the rest of the time on the couch by the stove, or licking and biting at her legs where she got shots. Feels different now. Like the adoption got finalized. Relief.
And the vet visits? All that money was just taking up space in my bank account anyway.
Scheduled spay, neuter, euthanasia, and inoculations for DS, in that order.
Weird as it sounds cats travel better in the carrier in the car. They appear to feel safer in the smaller space. Glad she is part of the family.
Since she had been spayed then that means she already had a round of shots. She sould be immunized up to her eyeballs now. Same thing happened with Michell.
I figured the carrier would be a better choice, but the price difference was about $45, and I didn't anticipate that she would become much of a traveler. OTOH, I didn't anticipate making that run alone at -20 with a dog in the car. I suppose it would be good to have on hand in the event of an emergency.
Good point about the immunizations. I saw a friend's kitten die of feline distemper and her cat left disabled, so did not want to risk that.
The spaying has me a bit concerned on one level. Someone cared enough to have that done, bespeaking responsible pet custodianship. However, they did not have flyers up, an ad in the paper or CL, or a notice at the animal shelter. I'm not sure how I'd respond at this point if someone knocked on the door and said, "You have our cat." I went to several neighbors and asked if they'd lost a cat, but no-one came knocking on our door and asked us if we'd seen her.
Side note: came downstairs this morning to find a fire in the stove, kitchen clean, and dishwasher loaded and run. Cancelling son's spay/neuter/euthanasia appt.