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Old 01-13-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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Pets of present and from the past - Misc pets

I haven't really been on this board but the few times I have been on here I've noticed a heavy preference for cats and dogs. But what about other pets that you love and keep? What about your guinea pigs? Your parrot? Your tank of tropical fish? Do you have any unusual pets? Do you breed from your cats? Do you show your dogs? Can you remember that first pet you had and what it's name is?

I once kept crabs that I got from the beach and left them in my bucket. They didn't live very long, something to do with them being kept in a bucket in a garden for two weeks.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
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When I was a kid I had snakes, salamanders, frogs, turtles, guinea pigs, a bird, a hermit grab, and a hissing cockroach (not all at once, lol). In college I had a few guinea pigs, a turtle, cats, and a fish tank.

Currently I have three cats and three dogs. I compete in performance events with one of my dogs, show another and will compete in sport/performance events with him as well. He will be offered at stud if he meets my (very high!) criteria once he matures.

My first pet was a toad I called Toady.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:44 PM   #3
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I've never had anything but cats and dogs. My younger brother had a hamster for a while, but unless you went into his room you wouldn't know he had one. And I didn't go into his room.

When I was 7 and my little brother was born, we got a dog and a cat who both lasted fairly well into old age (although the dog went before his time, thanks to a car), and then we got two more cats and later on another dog.

Now my parents have a dog and are contemplating getting another cat, and I just have one wee, much-loved kitty in my apartment.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:43 PM   #4
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My first pet was a kitten that I named Fresh Excitement after a cat food commercial. When I got older I had a few hamsters at different times and a cat who passed away from old age. Have 2 small dogs now who are pretty young. No plans to ever breed them or have them in shows.
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Old 01-13-2009, 04:56 PM   #5
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We always had cats in our house. First there was Crumpet, then Mate, then Nicky. Nicky was my favourite, biiig black and white boy.
We had canaries for a while and some budgies.. A rabbit named Rfor....R-for rabbit
Also fish and mice...

Now I've left home I have 2 kitties, Buddy Love and Pip and a budgie, Polly. I used to have fish as well. They were creatively named, orangey, browny....splodgy..

I having pets....they love you unconditionally and are always happy to see you
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My first pet was a kitten that I named Fresh Excitement after a cat food commercial.
Ha! That's awesome. Did you call it "fresh" for short?
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:26 PM   #7
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I had "pet" shrimps for a few days. They eventually died, no matter what I did for them.
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I had a dog named Theo (pronounced Tay-o), and one of my pet peeves was people who misunderstood, and called him Tail.

Before we got him, I had a pet rabbit named Sandals. He was grey with brown feet that looked like sandals. My brother's rabbit was Hosenpfeffer (sp?) - German for rabbit stew. Gotta love our strange pet names.

We also had a few chickens - Henny Penny and Chicken Little, and I can't remember the names of the other ones. They laid eggs regularly, so we didn't have to buy them from the store, which was nice.

I'd love to get a dog some day, if I have a house and a family of my own...
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Ha! That's awesome. Did you call it "fresh" for short?
Thank you and I actually did call him that lol

My mom had a flop ear rabbit named Buggsy Malone. Have to see if she knows where his pictures are
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We started off with a Great Dane named Ben. We had a crazy guinea pig called Templeton. He was nuts. He'd escape from the hutch and run SO fast, it's amazing he never got away. We had numerous rabbits and guinea pigs for a few years, but Templeton sticks in my mind. We had an Eastern Rosella names Benson (after the Benson and Hedges cigarettes ), We had pieds, canaries, hundreds of budgies (not literally, it was just like a Hitchcock movie in the aviary though). We had a goanna which moved in with us and lived under a 44 gallon drum. I can't remember what we named him/her, but he/she was a cranky old thing. And huge. That old lizard hung around for a long time. I used to pretend it was everything from a dinosaur to a crocodile to a dragon. The 44 gallon drum was also my horse at one stage. A fat horse which didn't move much...
The cats we had were probably the funniest. Tigger was a stray who was given to us by the local deli because the pub next door said she was a pest to the patrons in the beer garden. She was wild. She'd take off to a pair of pot smokers up the road and come back stinking of pot and not be right for a day or so. She often came home dragging rotting carcasses with her, like magpies, rats, small marsupial looking things .. She lived to be about 18. She actually stopped coming back when she was about 17 or so, but we saw her months later and assumed she made it to about 18. We didn't know how old she was when she came home from the pub/deli, so we calculated based on how long we had her. We had Stussy, who was gay. He was madly in love with Matty, another cat of ours. Both were desexed. Matty was another story, but Stussy was this fancy looking Himalayan who my great aunt had to surrender due to moving into an old people's unit. We'd never seen a fancy cat like him before. He'd obviously never seen a ruggedly handsome tom like Matty. It was love at first sight. Matty was a tough old cat. About twice the size a cat should ever be, he attacked dogs and growled at people walking past our house. He was slightly confused about his role in life. He would sleep on my bed all night, and defend the fortress in the day. We've got a photo of him taking on and winning against a neighbour's German Shepherd. He lived to be about 18, and was only put to sleep about 4 years ago because of an illness that he was getting too frail to fight. I miss him so very much.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:57 PM   #11
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I've had two rabbits (Miffy and Thumper), two budgerigars (Skye and Tweety) and a dog (Sally).

We've also had about 60-70 goats over the past 10 years (all of which were named, but I won't list them all ). We currently only have 7 goats (6 nannies and 1 billy).
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One of my dogs now is called Sally I really want a goat. But I don't know how the dogs would go with one.

My mum wants an anglo nubian.
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One of my dogs now is called Sally I really want a goat. But I don't know how the dogs would go with one.

My mum wants an anglo nubian.
Goats and dogs don't go well together unless they've been together from a young age. We've learnt that the hard way. But I have seen some get along really well; really depends on the breed of the dog.

Our billy goat is an anglo nubian
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Yeah, something tells me my dogs and a goat would never work. The dogs are only just now 1 and 2, so they're young, but they're... I can just tell it wouldn't work
Have you got pics of your goats?
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These are the seven we currently have -

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