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jaysonsmom

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I have had 3 dogs and 2 cats in my life.
I’m definitely a equal opportunity fur baby lover. However, due to my husband and kids being highly allergic to cats, I have not been able to have cats after marriage.
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Oh so many....dogs, cats, rats/gerbils (they were school pets, we kept them over school holidays) turtles, bunnies, fish. I also babysat the neighbours hamster when they went away.

My Dad was an absolute softie. Someone would tell him they couldn't keep their pet anymore, and he'd bring them home. We grew up in a small bungalow (with a huge yard for the critters)...my Mom wasn't always happy especially when they dug up the garden!

cheers--Sharon
 

jaysonsmom

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I have had 3 dogs and 2 cats in my life.
I’m definitely a equal opportunity fur baby lover. However, due to my husband and kids being highly allergic to cats, I have not been able to have cats after marriage.
Edited to add my dad’s pets....he raised Pigeons and doves...but I never considered them my pets because they stayed in their cage outdoors, and I couldn’t cuddle with them.
 

Nikki1415

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From childhood until now I had, a bunch of goldfish, 2 hermit crabs, 4 guinea pigs, 5 dogs, 2 cats, 2 snakes, and a bunch of millipedes.
Right now we have 2 dogs, a cat, a snake (had her 11 years), and millipedes.
We've had dogs all my life and we never thought about getting cats but we took in my grandma's cat after she passed away and the cat passed away in December so we adopted a cat.
 

Austina

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2 cats and lots of tropical fish, lots of them had names, I particularly remember all our Plaostamus were called Boris, after Boris Karloff :lol: Then as an adult we got our first dog, an Old English sheepdog. When DS was a child, he had goldfish, then desperately wanted a hamster, and guess who looked after them, 3 of them, Sandy, Smudge and Coco. Then 2 more Old English Sheepdogs, then our lovely Spinone who died last September. So for the first time in many years, we don’t have any pets at all:cry:

Sheepies 1 & 2 Waldo & Monty

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Sheepie 3 Harry
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My sweet Dottie
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violet3

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Oye, we've had SO many.

As a child/family pet growing up we had (not all at one time):
  • 3 German Shepherd Dogs
  • 2 Labs, one yellow and one black
  • A green parakeet
  • A flying squirrel
  • 2 cats (one grey tiger striped and one all grey)

As an adult I've had:
  • 3 cavalier king charles spaniels (one tri-color, one blenheim, and one black and tan)
  • 1 Rhonda!!! Shepherd mix, all brown
Attaching a picture of my current three: Nikki (black and tan), Brodie (brown and white) and Rhonda (big brown dog) :kiss2:

:kiss2: 61009358_10219214580423764_4548992324973101056_o-1.jpg
 

violet3

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5 dogs
10 cats
3 rats


@Diamond Girl 21 Your Pearl looks so much like my Rosie. (and one of our cats was named Pearl!)

Not the best pictures, just the first ones on my phone, the current pets, of course
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Rosie
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Hunter
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Ollie


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Heidi
@KaeKae I have a mug like that too!!! I have my current three, and the little one who passed away a few years ago, with his little angel wings. I have my coffee out of it every morning! 64309057_10219375663690745_845434853036916736_o.jpg
 

KaeKae

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Aw...
@KaeKae I have a mug like that too!!! I have my current three, and the little one who passed away a few years ago, with his little angel wings. I have my coffee out of it every morning! 64309057_10219375663690745_845434853036916736_o.jpg
So sweet!
I didn't know the offered angel dogs, too.
I kind of want one with my kitties, too.
 

Poodles4me

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@KaeKae I have a mug like that too!!! I have my current three, and the little one who passed away a few years ago, with his little angel wings. I have my coffee out of it every morning! 64309057_10219375663690745_845434853036916736_o.jpg
@KaeKae and @violet3 - Those mugs are beautiful! Would you be able to share where you got them? I would love to get one for myself.
 

OboeGal

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I love this thread! Thank you to everyone for sharing your pictures and stories of the furbabies in your lives.

I've had 19 over the years - 12 cats and 7 dogs. I've loved animals with a serious passion from my earliest memories, but wasn't in a position to share life with my first cat until my 20s, and then my first dogs in my late 30s. When my husband and I married 13 years ago, I had 5 cats and 3 rough collies at the time (and he still married me)! I could never go back to not sharing my life and home with at least one. At the moment we're down to one collie (my avatar) and one 17-year-old cat - the last of the 5 from the time of our marriage. We're hoping to soon be able to go back to the collie rescue and add another collie.

One of my dreams - which I doubt will ever happen, because it would be so expensive! - would be to adopt one of the horses retired from racing that is not able to be ridden due to injuries. For my own health reasons, I'm not able to ride horses, so we would be perfect for one another. We could still love each other, go for walks together, etc., and if it would be safe for the horse, I could train it to pull some type of carriage and go off together that way. :love:
 
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Arcadian

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Of my own? 1. I don't really count my parents dog (I only saw this dog when I was visiting from college...but hey the dog actually liked me!)
 

KaeKae

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@violet3
Thanks for sharing that link.
I actually just received mine last week, as a birthday present from my daughter. I was going to have to ask her where she got it, because I already threw out the box.
 

Keeliamira

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Lots...

Currently:
1 Havanese
1 Koolie
2 parrots

Previously:

1 Flemish giant (google it, I dare you!)
1 bearded dragon
6 dogs (all rescues from hounds and mitts to Shi Tzus and Lhasos)
5 gerbils
3 rats
1 hamster
4 guinea pigs
3 house bunnies
8 love birds
 
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