An Observation

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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Sissy, on King, Does he have papers? If not don't say you have a Pit, say you have a mix breed, this works for Ins. companies as well. My son's dog has been staying with us now for about 6 months. He's 1/2 chow 1/2 German Shepard, Both are considered dangerous breeds to our Ins. Company. To get around any issues we just say we have three mix breeds, a Choc. Lab and a pug. The Ins. company has never said a word. However my renter had a 1/2 pitbull, 1/2 lab, she told the same agent that her dog was part pitbull and they made her sign a waiver that if any injury occured by the dog while on the premises that the INS. company would not be responsible. I told her not to tell them she had a pit but she let it slip and find out how they do business the hard way. They actually wanted her to get rid of it but I told her about the waiver and they agreed on that for her.
     
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    Hey, good point, Larkin. Go for it, Sissy. And, I'm sure King Arthur is fixed, so it doesn't even matter if he has papers or not, just SAY he's a mixed breed. Just will need to go to a different shelter looking for a new friend, as the ones you have been to may remember you! Good luck, I sure hope you are able to locate a new chihuahua for little Pee Wee!
    I know my insurance company asked if I had any dogs, and when I said yes, the next question was, "Are any of them mean breeds?" I just laughed and rolled my eyes and said I had 3 Golden Retrievers and a rat terrier/heeler cross. They smiled and put down "no" for protective or whatever they called the "bad" kind. I would love to get a German Shepherd, and if I did now, the insurance company is not going to ask me every year, so I would not have to divulge it to them. I simply "forgot" about their rules! Plus, if I got a German Shep, it would NOT be an aggressive type. It would be the type that would want to be petted by everyone around!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yep CE it is Big Lou who was wanting some Cattails.
     
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    CountryEscape

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    Messages Big Lou, and will send him some cattails in the spring. Going to ship some to Larkin next week, since he's so warmmmmmmm still! :)
    Hey, I've never put that weather thingy up, but I have noticed I really enjoy checking them out, and seeing what the weather is at other's homes when I'm looking on-line. Wondering if it stays up with the moment, or if it is showing what the weather was when the person posted? Anyhow, can someone give me the link? I know several have asked, and I've seen it posted, but would have no idea where to go back and find it! Thanks!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yep it shows up when the person posted and won't change till the person refreshes the page or whatever ya call it. Same w/ the time. Just have to deal w/ it, :razz:
     
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    CountryEscape

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    JW, can you remind me of the link to get it on my responses?
     
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    Sissy; I can tell yours would be a great home for a second chihuahua, but there is another side to this story. A number of years ago someone broke the story that dope dealers and other assorted thugs were adopting dogs from shelters to "train" their pitbulls. In other words, the dogs were being ripped apart to make the pits more vicious. Since then, many shelters refuse to let a dog go to a home with a pitbull. Sad, but can you really blame the shelters? With the popularity of Craigslist and Kijiji nowadays, I just wonder how many poor dogs are used to satisfy some sicko's depravity!
    John
     
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    crsublette coyotes call me Charles

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    Don't count me in that !! ;) I see the other side of dogs, the dogs that become enraged, not adoptable, distrusts humans, starving, get dropped off, and all that sadness; there's a 100 acre or so no kill dog pound just 5 or so miles from me; so, when they're full, then people just drop off their dogs. Then, the dogs always come over to my place to get some water and do a dog paddle in my little watergarden. Problem is that my watergarden is very dinky so the dogs just tear up everything pretty easy. I've given away the dogs that were well enough, but most of them were, well, best to say "not in a good way". Really scary when I had a group of 3 dogs, huge dogs, were pretty mean, acting like they were gonna do something; I can't let this happen whenever I have family here so then I gotta do something about it and do not like what I have to do.

    I have actually had coyotes come to my little watergarden for water. I actually trust the coyotes more than most of these dogs that wonder over here.

    I don't mean to bring down this good thread. I've enjoyed reading this. Nice to read people that actually take care and enjoy their animals because I see the other side too much.
     
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    we sort of disprove this theory lol we have cats lol :lavalamp: they act very much like dogs and our boy Jack sits and waits for us to come home , offten a good 15 minutes before we arrive home .
    Plus hey these guys are so lad back they sort of take theirselves for a walk dont they lol
    rgrds

    Dave :helm2: :glassesy:
     
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    Dave, I have a cat that I got at about 3 or 4 months old, had a Boston puppy also arrived at the same time. They grew up together, and not saying the cat learned because of the dog, as I think the cat had the "dog" personality before I got him, but Tarzan (cat) fetches toys, brings them back, drops them at my feet and sits to wait for me to throw it again! Over and over! Yep, no kidding, I've got a video to prove it! LOL Of course, he has had toys in the past that the dogs have taken over, and has only one "special" toy at a time. For the last year or so that special toy has been a 4" piece of aquarium tubing. No idea why it is special to him, but if I toss it down the basement steps, after swishing it on the vinyl kitchen floor, he will leap and miss the first half of the steps, find the tube, come back up and drop it for me. I show company all the time. He has not failed me yet, unlike most cats that never perform on command. LOL Yep, my cat thinks he's a dog, no doubt! He wrestles with the Boston still, like cats or puppies would do, but not as often as when he was younger.
    My three dogs, they come inside every morning and evening, the Boston almost ALWAYS is in the middle of the pet bed (tan pillow). Afghan has been dragged next to the bed by Denali, the Boston, probably so all can snuggle closer!
    Dogs on the bed.JPG
    And, Tarzan, in the flower pot. Had to move the banana tree into the spare bedroom where no cats are allowed. He was laying in the other one, which has elephant ear plants in it, and smooshing them. LOL Looks comfy, doesn't he?!
    Tarzan in flower pot.JPG
     
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    Our cats will get into a larger potted plant too (usually the banana/elephant ears/taro) ...I discourage that with aluminum foil or upside down pie tins lol otherwise they dig in the dirt to do you know what... :eek: at least our dog hasn't ever lifted his leg as he could care less when we bring plants in. When we put up our xmas tree my one cat spaz always has to lay under it lol has ever since he was a kitten (ok used to climb it but knows better now) I always put little bells on the bottom for him to play with so I know when he's under it lol
     

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I think I got it. Let's see .... Well, I see the link, but I don't see the picture, but maybe others can see the picture, I just can't on my own ... Thanks!!!
    Rebel, my cats never have pottied in the plants, they just like to lay in the pot, must like the dirt, or maybe it was when it was hot, and the dirt was cooler.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    You can't copy and paste it you have to type each letter one by one on your own when putting into your siggy. And no it's not showing up............just the link.
     
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    The only thing I didn't include in the address (did it again, BTW) was the stuff in the front of the http and at the end that was in parentheses. Was I supposed to include that, too?
    Ok, did as you originally said and put in ALL the info, even though it didn't seem right. Now it says "posted image" on my thread. Is it showing up for others now?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    nope

    ce make sure you have the caps that are caps, retype it again, I had to do a few times to make it work. The words that are caps makes a difference too.

    you need to start with the [img and end with the img]
     
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    lol dont you just love pets with all their seperate personalities its just a shame they dont live the span we do

    rgrds

    Dave
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    And CE you do have to put the end things on each end, they aren't the roundy parenthesis ones tho they are the more squared kind, whatever you call them.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    brackets
     
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    Gosh after retyping the address for the weather banner (feels like at least 30 times) I finally got it right! :banana:
     
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