It's Heeerre...Ponders with OCD pets photo contest!

sheepco(MN z4)December 7, 2006

Yep, it's time. Bored with the cold frozen tundra? Tired of palm trees and lush greens? Well check this out and POST!

It's the 'Ponders with obsessive pets' photo contest!

The rules? Any pet (wild 'pets' included) with a obsessive/compulsive disorder...post a photo (or 2 or 3). We'll take photos thru January as some folks get obsessive about the holidays. I'll wrangle a couple judges to help and we'll pick a couple winners. How 'bout pond related and non-pond related categories?

The prize? For each category I will make a $25 donation in your pets honor to the Hearing and Service Dogs of Minnesota!

So...post those photos! Here's a couple of Emma, the fishing pro of the golden retriever world!

emma fishing in HER pond

Almost got one!

Emma fishing in MY pond!

One more!

Have fun! And keep it clean!

Sarah

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fairy_toadmother

it is 9 degrees! adn i am not even in minnesota...

anyway, no prizes for me, i just want to post my pics :)
does anyone else besides me see a pattern developing here? either he is always in this position, or i only take belly shots. lets be honest, he is in this position alot...more like a lack of obsessive/compulsive!

when it comes to frost, he just can't keep his hands to himself. kids!

a temporay house guest about a 2 months ago:



    Bookmark   December 8, 2006 at 10:46AM
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youreit

LOL!!

I don't have much time right now, but I just wanted to say -

a) Emma is golden delicious! She looks so soft and cuddly...in an obsessive sort of way. LOL

b) Kitty tummies make me drool! If that isn't kitty porn, I just don't know what is.

I'll be bach! Can't wait to find some pics to post, and SEE more pics, too!

Brenda

    Bookmark   December 8, 2006 at 1:17PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

So let me get this straight, is it the people with OCD or the pets????

Such cuties!

I guess I better aim that camera at something besides the birds ....

    Bookmark   December 8, 2006 at 5:36PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

I'm pretty sure all of us humans are obsessive/compulsive some of the time. This is for photos of O/C pets :)

FTM, What a clown! That snow white tummy makes me want to stroke it, and that temperary visitor looks like trouble waiting to happen...little imp!

Keep 'em coming!!!

Sarah

    Bookmark   December 9, 2006 at 10:37PM
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fairy_toadmother

and he loves belly rubs,sarah! you are also right, she was a little imp. but, a very sweet and loving imp. she would actually lie on me for hours (when she wasn't obsessively compulsively keeping me awake). and frost was starting to accept her after the two weeks. that absolutely amazed me! although, she had to save face once in awhile acting like she was going to devour the little fuzzball. she had something to play with instead of romeo jumping on her. (what is that saying about stuff rolling downhill?)

    Bookmark   December 10, 2006 at 9:22AM
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youreit

Clyde says (well, he used to say...) -

O. Thee. D.? What'th that? Nonthenth! Whipperthnapperth...and I do NOT have a thpeech impediment!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2006 at 2:39PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Wish I had met Clyde! Though he would have hated me, most of the pugs I've met I want to tweek their cheeks! (Only about 1/2 appreciate that...)
S

    Bookmark   December 10, 2006 at 10:56PM
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fairy_toadmother

love the tongue!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2006 at 10:57PM
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youreit

He truly was an angelic dog, Sarah, and I know he would have LOVED it if you tweeked his cheeks (both sets!). :D

FTM, he would do this alot. He'd be in mid-lick, and forget to put his tongue back in. LOL

Can't wait for more pics! I'll have to TRY to get more of Malone the pug when we visit my folks at Christmas. He's a real clown...and packed full of OCD qualities. :)

Brenda

    Bookmark   December 11, 2006 at 9:39AM
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semper_fi(Z7 GA)

The latest adopted addition to our family wants to wish everyone here a very merry Xmas...

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 10:47PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

A real cutie Semper - those yellow eyes are very striking!

I really need to get going and get some pictures taken.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 11:15PM
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youreit

Wow!! That's one of most beautiful kitties I've ever seen! I can imagine trying to keep eye contact with that haughty stare. LOL "You are all so VERY much beneath me." :D

Merry Christmas, new kitty!

Brenda

    Bookmark   December 22, 2006 at 10:08AM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Yup, that kitty rules! Looks like he/she moved right in, stole your heart, and took over! Great photo!

Sarah

    Bookmark   December 22, 2006 at 7:36PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Happy New Year!

Now that the holidays are over download or dig out that special photo!

I know you guys, you're not that shy!

Sarah

    Bookmark   December 31, 2006 at 11:48PM
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maryo_nh(z5 SouthernNH)

*giggle* Semper? Is that kittie a cousin of Clyde? He/she has the same look in his eyes?

OOkayokayokay, I downloaded a few months worth of pics and picked over them and sent a few to Photobucket. Not contest winners but cute all the same. Here is the stripey rescue kittie obsessed with the goldies in the aquarium.

Gretchen obsessed with the kitties... they stayed on the kitchen counter for most of the first day...

And Riley was obsessed with the kitties as well. He was making sure they were comfy under a nice blankie. By the way, the tail and the head, not the same kittie...

Naturally we didn't get the most precious moments on camera. Typical.

:) Mary

    Bookmark   January 2, 2007 at 3:42PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

I'm looking, I'm looking! And I will try to get some new ones, soon. Of course that would be alot easier if I could get the kitties to perch in a tree ......

    Bookmark   January 2, 2007 at 8:17PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Oh how cute! The whole bunch of 'em! This is a great thread. :-)

Here's our crazy Daisy, in a rare moment of domestic bliss, as she washes the window on the breezeway / kitchen door. Usually she is busy eating pins, bones, dead birds, frogs ....

And this one was shamelessly copied from another site just cause it is sooooo, uhhh, froggie:

    Bookmark   January 2, 2007 at 9:07PM
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maryo_nh(z5 SouthernNH)

Chicka! Shameless!
And the dog's eyes too. Shame, shame.

:) Mary

* I love winter threads full of pet pics*

    Bookmark   January 2, 2007 at 9:09PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Heres a couple of pictures of Bandit (and I think I've posted these before, sorry for the rerun).

Since Bandit is always in my lap, it's tough to get a picture of her but here she is, "helping" me quilt.

As you can see, she is patiently waiting for me ....

She's getting a little impatient here ...

And now she's given up ...

    Bookmark   January 2, 2007 at 9:49PM
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youreit

LMAO @ the 2nd pic of Bandit!! "I've got a headache...will this nonsense EVER end?!" LOL Classic, wonderful pic, Jean.

Daisy is one of my favorite puppies, just from the stories you've told about her (obsessiveness), Chicka. :D That frog/snail pic is hilarious!

Mary, I was looking at pic 2 and 3, and I noticed the change in the amount of pupil showing in the grey kitty's eyes. Gretchen is lucky that she didn't get "nosed". LOL That last pic looks like the world's longest domesticated! I love it!

Can't wait for more!

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 11:25AM
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fairy_toadmother

i'll bet ya can't guess my fave pic in chicka's post :)

that felonious feline is soo sweet.

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 3:26PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

mary, chicka3D, jeanner...great pix!

Keep 'em comin'! It's gonna be a longgg cold winter and we'll need the laughs!

New rule, you can post as many pets as you like...some of us are more prone to obsessive pets than others (that makes us obsessive obsessive pet owners, right? Or compulsive obsessive pet owners?)

:) :) :)

    Bookmark   January 3, 2007 at 9:39PM
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fairy_toadmother

" you can post as many pets as you like"--- but he is always in the same position! :)

    Bookmark   January 4, 2007 at 12:53PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Well can't you just roll him over?? lol! Besides, they're great pix, and if he's always in that position he probably fits SOME obsessive quirk! S

    Bookmark   January 4, 2007 at 9:35PM
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youreit

FTM, I like the one(s) where he's on your back! LOL That's one of my all-time faves. "No, I don't have a monkey on my back, per se...." :D

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 8:10AM
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fairy_toadmother

oh! forgot about that one, brenda. that is another of his ocd's b/c he has to be on my back if i am outside....

frost's ocd is teasing romeo and demanding attention

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 10:26AM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Must be tough to garden with a kitty on your back :) LOL!

Hmmm, is it FTM or the pets that are obsessive or compulsive, Tee hee hee!

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 10:03PM
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youreit

LMAO!!! There it is!! I'm saving that one. It never fails to bring a smile, FTM. And what a Romeo, beckoning from the pillow like that! LOL I just love him. *purr*

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 8:44AM
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fairy_toadmother

lol- better a cat on my back than a monkey on my back! i dint' even know dh took that shot until he had the film developed. thank goodness my walking around across the yard bent over with a cat on my back isn't on record. what a life he has. i am surprised we dont' have one of those contraptions they used to put on elephants' backs.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 1:45PM
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fairy_toadmother

dare i confess? my leg is only kicked up to give him a support structure. usually i am on both knees. then, he does take up my whole back, usuallly with a back paw tangling in front of my face.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 1:47PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

you didn't need to confess, we figured it out a while back.
How else can you keep the big guy comfy?

I would really appreciate it if Murphy doesn't get wind of this...He prefers to be on his back underneath me with his feet in my stomach when I'm hands and knees weeding. I DO NOT need a 70# golden on my back! Oomph!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 9:31PM
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comettose(7)

Great pics all. FTM - I'm saving that one too because it cracks me up every time I see it. I have the shoulder version of your cat. Has to be on my shoulder when being petted. She even gets on my shoulder when I'm lying flat in bed and it stomps all over me trying to figure out why my shoulder is not upright. Another cat - Boo - she spins around on my lap with all her claws out and then finally settles on a spot that has her butt and tail right in my face! Gee thanks - come sit over here anytime! CT

Boo Bear with crazy eyes (posted before)

Nativity Cats- two of my cats can't stay out of it. They keep rearranging the figures and pulling the moss out although in this photo Purr-C is being a good girl and just passing by, or until I turn my back. So far they have not broken anything which is good since it's old and was given to me by my Mother who got it from her Mother.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2007 at 9:55PM
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fairy_toadmother

lmao, sarah! :) you would be in serious need of a chiropractor.

i remember that pic of boo bear. love it!

and now for something completely different, well almost (minus the snail)
i daresay i catch this one looking in the mirror a lot. "yourrrre sooo vaaaaaaaaiin...."

    Bookmark   January 7, 2007 at 12:28AM
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youreit

FTM, I'd pay good money (and laugh harder than ever) if I could see a pic of you walking around your garden, hunched over, with Romeo on your back!! Sarah, you'd probably have to go to the emergency room if Murphy got on your back. LOL The things we do for love....

Yeah, I love that pic of Boo, too! I want a cativity! :D

That frog is now christened Carly Frogmon. "No Froggie DOES It Better"

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 7, 2007 at 10:54AM
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comettose(7)

FTM - that treefrog is adorable.

I will put in for a video of FTM's back-riding cat too! Just who is the beast of burden here. LOL I have a cat named Lil that also lays flat out on her back. None of my other cats do that. It is cute when she curls her feet up at the same time. She looks like an overturned coffee table. CT

    Bookmark   January 7, 2007 at 2:58PM
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comettose(7)

Jean - your cat looks so sweet and settled. She is very pretty and dignified. Reminds me of my Mommy-Ola who is what I call a Tumbler cat. They love on you by coming up and tumbling upside down, snuggling right up close.

Caught this pic too late, they are resting after a good game of ruffle up the throw rug and tear up the Christmas paper. Lil' is the one with the white toes that likes to sit on my shoulder and her sister is Boo behind her. Must be something about long-haired cats with possibly some Maine Coon cat in them that makes them people riders!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2007 at 3:13PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

CT, I hadn't seen 'crazy eyes' before! Worthy of a Halloween poster!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2007 at 11:10PM
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fairy_toadmother

little is right, ct..that frog is only an inch long without legs right now. i must admit i am smitten. dh rolls his eyes knowing i take pictures of captive treefrogs! it is possible the neighbors may have videotaped me out there...they do call romeo my little helper. who knows what all they have seen!

if only i had this picture: romeo and i were in the recliner. i had on white socks. he was lying on his back, belly up, of course. stretched out full length which his legs go straight from his hips like a persons when he does that. he reached from my knees to my elbow. all i could do was look at both our white feet, belly up position and wished for a picture. what a pair.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2007 at 4:14AM
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youreit

Of course. The largest cat of all time, and they like to ride, or sit, on your back. LOL "It appears you have blunt force trauma to your back." "I was only working in the garden, Doc...."

LOL @ the tumbler! My Pookie does that, too. Purposefully walks up, then does the stop, drop, and roll, her little kitty fingers curled up seductively. She never loses eye contact, either. LOL She also does this thing where she's laid out flat on her stomach, back legs stretched out (mmm, yummy foot pads in view!), front feet tucked in...then we start talking to her. Tilting, tilting..."She's listing to the starboard side, Cap'n!" And over she goes, ready for some serious tummy loves. LOL

Lil and Boo are gorgeous, CT! I love the mouth pucker on Boo! Very delicious.

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 8, 2007 at 11:01AM
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fairy_toadmother

romeo is obsessively supressing my online experience...so since he kept pushing my keyboard in, i might as well take some pics. my leg is asleep from my toes to my hip!






this is with my old camera. if my new one was right here, who knows what i would have posted!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2007 at 7:19PM
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fairy_toadmother

i noticed some things in a couple pics i wanted to edit out. so, i deleted the links, deleted the entry on photobucket, edited the pics, reuploaded on photobucket, relinked.

afer all that, done three times, the original kept showing on my preview message too weird.

let's see....

nope, i just removed them again. why is it doing that!!!!?

    Bookmark   January 8, 2007 at 7:22PM
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comettose(7)

FTM - I don't know but I love Romeo! What a little stinker to push in your keyboard. My dog does that with the dishwasher - every time I put a dish in he closes the dish drawer with his nose so he can drink the rinse water from the dirty plates. Must be because there is a molecule of food remaining, or perhaps a fleeting whiff.

Romeo has a very cute half a mustache!

Brenda - all cats have style. There are tumblers, china cats, flat-back cats, rollers, making biscuits cats, leg grabbers, nose tappers, self-playing leapers, head-butters, window bouncers, mirror watchers, hide and seekers, tag players, unsuspecting bouncers, dog trouncers, you name it. Can you tell they are my favorite animal? LOL

And with all this I don't have one decent OCD photo!

CT

    Bookmark   January 8, 2007 at 10:02PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

CT, LOL at all those descriptive phrases! ...but who's that big huggable hound in your recent post in discussions? What a face!

FTM, it's obvious Romeo is obsessed with you...he's gorgeous!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2007 at 10:59PM
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comettose(7)

The goofy dog is Riddler. He will be 10 on May 26th and now has a white beard. He is lovable!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2007 at 11:21PM
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youreit

The 2nd pic clearly shows why Romeo is such a hit with the ladies (well, SOME ladies; sorry, Frost!) - the disarming smile (just look at that mouth! delicious!), the dreamy eyes, the hairy chest....a man for all times, a stud for all seasons. *sigh*

Oh, I have to check out Riddler now!

FTM, did the Photobucket thing work correctly after you rebooted the computer?

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 9, 2007 at 9:37AM
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comettose(7)

Here he is. He's a forum hopper. CT

    Bookmark   January 9, 2007 at 12:20PM
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fairy_toadmother

oh, he's adorable!

i'll try now brenda. they aren't very different from the other pics though.

nope. too weird. it is still doing it. yet, i look on photobucket and my cropped photos show. hmmmm.

he has a bit of a wink right now only b/c his eye has been slightly irritated lately. i would hvae more of frost but she prefers sleeping in hiding adn is nothing but a blur during her crazies.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2007 at 2:17PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

FTM, is this the picture you are seeing?

Thats the picture that I am seeing. If it's not the same for you, try doing a refresh of your browser - if that doesn't work try going to Tools .... Internet options ... on the general tab click on Delete Files (This is for Internet Explorer, there are similar options for all the browsers). The close your browser and reopen. It won't hurt anything, it just clears your cache. HTH

    Bookmark   January 9, 2007 at 6:15PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Ahh, Riddler! He looks like he loves life! "Heron? What heron? Burp!"

    Bookmark   January 9, 2007 at 7:59PM
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comettose(7)

He's a good dog, but too fat in that picture. He was 135 then and is now 115 which is healthier for him. Right now he looks like a beat up mattress because he has two coats of hair. It comes out in sheets and tuffs and I use a stripper brush and it just rolls off in piles:-) I get these circular piles of hair in the yard. One time a person asked me if a rabbit was killed and plucked. LOL You can see some of that shedding still going on in his hip area in that photo. That is nothing!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2007 at 9:30PM
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youreit

CT, he is so beautiful! I absolutely love that look on his face. Does he do that low growl/grumbling sort of sound, like an old man complaining about the weather? LOL

When I was a kid, we had a husky-shepherd named Beauregard who would do that, and he'd also shed like there was no tomorrow. There are pics of me, my brother, and Beau on the grass, in a sea of dog hair. LOL His legs were the places with the seemingly constant supply. :D

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 10, 2007 at 8:58AM
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fairy_toadmother

thanks, jeanner, but no. i deleted the ones that weren't coming through right adn removed them from my post.

i bet the delete files option would work! never thought of that.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2007 at 1:07PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Well ... SOMEONE in this picture has to have OCD. LOL!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2007 at 5:50PM
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fairy_toadmother

oh dream of dreams! i have never seen such a large peppermint pig!

(i got caption contest on the brain :)

2 pinkies in love. how adorable.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2007 at 9:46PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

CT, try an 'undercoat rake', gets all the fluffy dead hair underneath. I wouldn't be without one! But, alas I still have hairballs the size of a puppy under my bed...well, it wouldn't be me and the 'herd' without them either!

CD3, can only imagine where that nose has been (shudder), cute, but I'm thinking salmonella, e.coli - kids, don't try this at home! Lol!

Keep those pix coming! Got some for the pond related catagory? Someone posted a bulldog obsessed with the fishies once. I'll have to check with the judges to see if Mary's stripey rescue kitty is pond related or not.

I'm loving all the smiles you all are sharing!!!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2007 at 10:08PM
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comettose(7)

Riddler makes all kinds of sounds - he's a talker type dog but also has the big, deep bark. One time when he was about a year old, on my son's birthday, we were all singing happy birthday and he chimed right in with some yodeling sounds. I've heard him make that beagle BAAAAUUUUUU sound.

The biggest deal with him is food - totally OCD, always looking for something, even swipes a napkin you have wiped your mouth on, or licks a plate until you think he might lick off the pattern. I've not had my kitchen trashcan on the floor for at least 8 years! It's has to be on top the countertop. No food can be left anywhere he can reach, a reach that is considerable He has been known to eat whole loaves of bread, half or whole bags of dry catfood (3.5 lb size), a whole chicken left to cool for a bit and I turned my back. Just a few weeks ago I brought home 6 donuts and forgot them on the counter, gone in 60 seconds.

I have not fed my cats on the floor in 8 years either, but up on a table behind a maze and barricade of items. It took a while to get the right items that he could not sweep aside with his nose. The one thing that has finally worked is a large, mesh pond plant container filled with rocks.

When I bring home groceries, oh yeah, happy time, he is front and center snooping his nose in all the bags looking for the meat first. I've got him walking off with one of the bags heading for his crate.

I don't want to make him sound like he is a bad dog, being a food bandit, because actually he is well trained in both voice and hand commands. But, because of his size some people are afraid of him, and I don't blame them. He is a very strong dog with a leader personality. Owners of big dogs have to be careful. When walking him, I've never had anyone pet him without asking first if it's OK.

There are two things he is afraid of - Lil' Miss and Boo Bear (about 8 pounds each). If they are in his path he will go the other way, or sit and whine for me to make them move. I know why too - about 4 years ago I found one of their claw tips embedded in his nose. LOL

He's a trip but I love him! CT

    Bookmark   January 11, 2007 at 12:52AM
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youreit

That pig clearly has a serious case of baby OCD...or a baby case of serious OCD. LOL & *ewww* combined. FTM, I love the peppermint pig comment!!!!

Cripes, I forgot this was a contest. LOL

Malone says, "Mmmm-MMM, I do love me some gift wrap tubing! Dinner bell, baby!"

"Almost got 'er whipped. Merry Christmas to ME, homies!"

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 11, 2007 at 10:34AM
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fairy_toadmother

brenda, we seems to have the same ocd in ourselves. why is it, that everything i get matches frost?

CT, the mental pictures i get from Riddler's escapades are priceless! i especially love how he helped put away the groceries.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2007 at 3:41PM
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fairy_toadmother

i have a bittersweet ocd story. the dog and pup in this photo (large one is the pup!) disappeared and x never found out what happened to them. i am upset for not being there. i didn't even know until some time later.

anyway, on the left is "bones." bones was so named b/c she just showed up one day under the hay rack, skin and bones as a pup and larger than many dogs already. she was won over with catfood but initially fear barked at me.

this story is about bramby, the dog on the right who is/was my dog's sister/littermate. she is named after the feral horses but i didn't know how to spell it at the time. she was hilarious to watch (note the cattle dog smile...but she is a mix). i called her a little hippo bc you couldnt' keep her out of the water, any water, every mudpuddle was hit! multiple times- automatic wet dog! jump!jump!jump! no semi automatic here.

then there was the creek. she is in there swimming while her brother is sugarfooting it along the edge not wanting to get wet.

then there was their water barrel. this was the most hilarious! it was pointless to change the water b/c she would instantly muddy it up again. she was a squarish dog but as long as the barrel was wide and the water would come almost to her shoulder (prior to her splashings). sometimes she would just sit in there. eventually, she would start her dip-circles. since she couldn't immerse herself, she would stick her head under water, but she would have to turn in circles to get her rear in there...up and down around and around she would go! at those times i called her nessie for her undulating motions. most hilarious. oh to have that on video.

now for the romeo pics i tried the other day


it worked!

a couple kitten pics:

on his fave perch, well second fave


the usual assume the position:

just one of my faves, frost was the first to take over my aunts doll bed. stinky basically broke the slats off from his weight. and to have all three one there squeezed in was hilarious. shocking b/c sarge and stinky didn't get along, both r.i.p.
frost sarge and stinky:

frost was greatly attached to sarge. she knew the second he got shut behind a door and would proceed to scold me until i let him out. he always met her attention needs and then some. poor stinky, who never wanted to be bothered, had to deal with her after sarge's departure!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2007 at 12:50PM
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koijoyii(NE Ohio)

OK, here goes, you may be sorry you asked.

First set of pix is my dearly departed "Grieco" (named after Richard Grieco from Jump Street for those of you who remember). There will never be another dog like him. The first one is when he was a pup sporting his White Sox lid, then him in his wading pool, running in the woods in the snow, and (his pix was in the paper for this one) my kid's decorated him in Christmas lights. You will see from my pix my kids loved to decorate my animals.

Ummmmmmmm, Mom, do you think you could tell the kids where the tree is. You know it's that big green thing over there that I tried to hike my leg on when you yelled at me.

These pix are of my dearly departed Maggie (yorkie/wire haired terrier mix). The first one she is all decked out for St. Paddy's day. You can't see the shamrocks on the ends of the springs. The second one she is decorated in pool rings.

These pix are of my dearly departed Ambrosia. The top pix is her in a Beanie Baby Santa Hat, the next she is pretending to be a "floozie"

Here she is decorated with 9-lives cans.

These are the pix of my dearly departed Mittens. The top pix is her decorated in cabbage patch kid's clothes, the middle is her all dressed up for St. Paddy's Day (wouldn't fit on her head so kid's had to improvise), the last one she is trying to be a circus clown.

I still need to find pix of Yitto Gi (pronounced Yitto Guy).

I lost Yitto Gi, Grieco and Mittens all in the same year.

Now on to the land of the living:

Still have to find pix of Bear (my baby). She is the type of cat that doesn't like to dress up, or maybe she hasn't come out of the closet yet. Before we get to the star of the show (Boa) I am going to show you a pix of a little stray dog my daughter found in her neighborhood. The dog didn't get along with her cats so I babysat "Little Bit" until his family was located. Little Bit is a silky terrier not much bigger that a yorkie. Apache was so jealous of Little Bit. I made a box for Little Bit to sleep in, but just look was Apache did:

This box was a little bit bigger than two shoeboxes side-by-side.

And now for the star of the show..........................drum roll please.

Top pix: Boa relaxing on my son's snake cage.
Middle pix: Boa chillin' getting her groove on.
Bottom pix: How many milk rings can you stack on Boa's ear?

Boa has this thing about humans looking better if she lays with her head upside down while looking at you. The unfortunate thing is the pix are so cute my daughter took them for her album. This is only the tip of the iceberg. I will try to dig up some pix of Yitto Gi and Bear soon.

Hope you enjoyed.

Jenny

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fairy_toadmother

hmmm, i think apache has cat in the bloodlines!

jenny, have you posted any of these to stuffonmycat.com? i just got lost over there and forgot all about my post :)

Here is a link that might be useful: check out piper! and thor in the letter basket!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2007 at 3:18PM
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youreit

I can't get enough of Romeo! And the 3 amigos in the doll bed are precious, FTM!!

Jenny, you have (had) some awesome looking pets. Grieco was SO handsome! (I remember 21 Jump Street!! Johnny Depp back in the day! Woohoo! LOL Wish they showed reruns of that....) All of your babies are beautiful, and I agree that you should post some over on Stuff On My Cat. LOL Hilarious what your kids come up with.

I love Monte & Dylan on that site! VERY funny stuff.

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 15, 2007 at 10:11AM
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fairy_toadmother

brenda, i there is a possibility of seeing reruns ( i am partial to richard grieco myself but the last time i saw him in a movie he was so thin that he looked ill or addicted) anyway, i saw a rerun on satellite tv a couple of months ago.

does boa have identity issues? :)

    Bookmark   January 15, 2007 at 3:43PM
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lefd05(z5/6 westCO)

I'll play! :)

This is Zeus. He is obsessed with hubcabs. He loves to play with his collection of hubcaps but we had to take them away from him because he was wearing his teeth off. He now has a couple of small tires that he is just as obsessed with.

This is Sasha. She is obsessed with food as you can see.

This is Riley the Golden Boy. He loves frisbees and water, particularly the water in my water gardens.

Jewell aka the Verminator. There isn't a mouse or crawly thing that escapes her.

Madison, she is the collector of the bunch. Anything she takes a fancy to she drags under the deck. If something is missing, you need to look under the deck.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2007 at 5:12PM
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fairy_toadmother

gorgeous pups! there is that pond again that i want :)

    Bookmark   January 15, 2007 at 6:17PM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Love those pix! Zeus looks like he'd say "Ok, take it, but I'm gonna lick you to death :)" !

    Bookmark   January 15, 2007 at 10:33PM
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youreit

Zeus is SO handsome! I just want to kiss his little face off! LOL Sasha is hilarious and adorable! And your other OCD puppies are really beautiful, Lefd. :)

I think it's time that I channel-surfed, FTM. :D

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 16, 2007 at 9:51AM
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lefd05(z5/6 westCO)

Thanks!!! :):) Zeus is my best buddy and a real sweetheart.:)

    Bookmark   January 16, 2007 at 11:26AM
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fairy_toadmother

did anyone think i was going to stop? :)

is sleeping considered a compulsive habit?

feline bunk beds, or so they think:



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sheepco(MN z4)

Keep 'em comin' ponders! We're getting great stuff here!! I could curl up with those fuzzies anyday FTM.

Remember it's for a good cause too!
Hearing and Service Dogs of MN!!!

No OCD, unless you consider their love and commitment to each other! And others...

S

(and come ON, I wanna see some more pond OCD!!)

    Bookmark   January 16, 2007 at 9:16PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

FTM, you're not enjoying your new camera are you ???? :^)

    Bookmark   January 16, 2007 at 9:20PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Pond OCD? Sorry ... as I would be picking up the remains of the shredded and sun-fried water lilies and other aquatic plants that Daisy rescued from drowning, I was unable to focus the camera because of the tears. :-(

What's my excuse for the poor focus in all the other photographs? LOL! I dunno. I'm a terrible one to take pictures. :-)

    Bookmark   January 16, 2007 at 9:25PM
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fairy_toadmother

actually, jean, these most recent pics are me enjoying my scanner :)...and my old camera is right at my desk and more convenient. but, i was playing with my new one today. depending on the quality, i may post a red bellied woodpecker taken through the window (moving fast up the utility pole before i could gt the view i wanted).

always a great picture, sara!

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catherinet(5 IN)

I have 2 pets. My dog Suzi is a drummer in a rock band, and my cat Boooger is a groupie......he especially is into bass drums.

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comettose(7)

Man o man - what a great bunch of pets everyone has (or had). I love them all! You can see all the love and affection everyone has for their special pals! I don't know what life would be like without them. CT

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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Here's Smokey ... she's the drawer queen

And she loves flowers ...

Sometimes too much (so they end up on top of the refrigerator)

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comettose(7)

Jean - what a beauty!

We had a cat when I was a kid that would get into a drawer but somehow exit out the back and get into different one, traveling all around from drawer to drawer.

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fairy_toadmother

sweethearts all of them.

it is pretty wild when you open a drawer and see three pairs of eyes looking up at you all snuggled into your tshirts...we had some kittens do that. the first time freaked me out. you don't expect your clothes to be staring back at you :)

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youreit

LOL!!! FTM, I think I'd start keeping my clothes in garbage bags after that, just to avoid the heart palpitations. Well, I'd leave in enough clothes for the babies, of course. :D

Your pets rock, Catherine! :)

Jean, Smokey is so beautiful. She has the same face shape as my Pookie, only with different colors! She looks so cuddly.

Brenda

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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Smokey is a special kitty, she's so soft and a real sweatheart with a motor so loud you can hear her across the room. As a kitten she would play fetch for hours. She would bring a toy and drop it at your feet and then run to the other side of the room and wait for you to throw it. She used to crawl into the kitchen drawers by getting into the cabinets below and climbing into the drawer. She's too big for that now but she still loves to take a nap in the dresser drawers.

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sheepco(MN z4)

Nice gang!

Love the drummer! And Smokey lovin' those flowers!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2007 at 11:15PM
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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Heres my "pond related" pet photo - my two frogs that insisted on returning to a post hole that had filled with water. I kept putting them back in the pond and the next day they would be back in the hole. So I left them there until we had to get the post in the hole. Here they are in a bucket on their way back to the pond for the last time.

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fairy_toadmother

they are so adorable! they look like they are looking up at a ufo :)

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sheepco(MN z4)

Good one jeanner! Not to blur threads here, but if we ever start captioning these photos - those 2 of Smokey and the flowers - "Wow, what is that smell...whoa, head rush!" And #2 "Oh man, have I got the munchies!"

Sarah

Now where's that 'coon?

    Bookmark   January 20, 2007 at 9:03PM
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comettose(7)

Jean - what kind of frogs are they? They are such a smooth, uniform green with no apparent dorsal ridge of any kind.

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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

I believe they are bullfrogs ... of which I already have too many but what'ca going do? Hey FTM, I took that picture with my old Nikon Coolpix and it was just 4.3 megapixels - I am really looking forward to frog pixs from you!

Sorry no more raccoon pictures, after she lost her babies she seemed to lose interest in my "feeding" stations.

Will a chippie do?

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fairy_toadmother

hey jean! about the third of hte way down are frog pics from my new camera. i was going to take anther one tonight since one is in clear sight, but it appears i left the camera in dh's car after our trip to the widewaters today (eagle watching!)

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youreit

That is one delicious chippie! Those fingers, oh, MY! Too bad they don't come in XL sizes for cuddling...

Brenda

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fairy_toadmother

lol brenda! the bigger the fingers the bigger the teeth to bite your lip with :) oh, but i do want to smooch that nose!

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comettose(7)

I like his chunky cheeks! Cute little fella. CT

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sheepco(MN z4)

Drooling over your talent jeanner!

Still time to post your very own OCD pet photos!

Sarah

    Bookmark   January 23, 2007 at 11:23PM
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youreit

I hope Andrea (ademink) won't mind, but this is one of my favorite pics ever! And I love her darling Meerkat!!!

Brenda

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fairy_toadmother

so snuggggllllleable! you know, that looks so much like it belongs in a calendar. and the scenery (jar and writing) is absolutely perfect for the birdwatching action. and what a poser, wrapping the tail around it like that!

    Bookmark   January 24, 2007 at 10:47AM
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sheepco(MN z4)

Only a few days left to post your all time favs! We don't care if they're someone else's pets! I LOVE Meerkat!

I'm going to start rounding up a couple judges!

LOVE your photos everybody!

S

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youreit

I agree, FTM! That pic of Meerkat definitely belongs on a calendar or in some pet mag for people with OCD (obsessive cat disorder) tendencies. :D

Here's another of my favorites from Andrea. I never did find out what happened to this adorable stray...but he is just awesome!!

Brenda

    Bookmark   January 27, 2007 at 8:29AM
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sheepco(MN z4)

The contest will officialy end on February 2nd, Ground Hog Day, fitting for all OCD owners and pets I believe (also my Dad's birthday, he's an obsessive worrier!)

So you've all got a few more days to dig out those photos!

After that date the judges may take a day or two to review all the fantastic pix, and we'll announce the winners!

So in the mean time, MORE, MORE!!!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2007 at 9:50PM
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chickadeedeedee(z 6-7 ish Ohio)

Not really in competition with the other great photographs but just a bit of fun to share:

Clyde and Nikko sharing a smooch

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Bosco *LOVED* kittens! He was soooo gentle!

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Heidy checking for Christmas presents ...

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And Tonka, one of Bosco's sons, poolside.

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That's it from me, C3D. :-)

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sheepco(MN z4)

Thanks CD3!

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koijoyii(NE Ohio)

Here's a pic I took over the weekend. Last weekend when my daughter came over she brought the "cat sitter" DVDs with her that her cats got from Santa Cat. My cats loved them. So guess who had to go out and buy them for their cats?

Volume I is a mixture of cat attractions: gerbils, hampsters, butterflies, fish, birds, etc. Boa doesn't like the gerbils or hampsters. She will hiss and hide behind the couch or under the bed until they are off the screen. So I bought Volume II too which is all birds. Bear loves this one the best. It has gotten to the point where if they walk into the room and their DVD isn't on they cop an attitude. They will sit in front of the TV and look at me and cry. But my cats aren't spoiled. My son drew the line yesterday so he could watch the Cav's and he was gettin' some nasty side looks.

I apologize for not posting pics of "Cheese Mountain", but whenever I went to take a pic they wouldn't play with it. My daughter took it to let her cats play with it for a while.

Jenny

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zinniachick(southwest Ohio)

Fern does a mean Janis Joplin after she's had a couple of belts.

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koijoyii(NE Ohio)

ZC:

I love it. It looks like she is howling at the moon.

Jenny

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fairy_toadmother

that is good. and who is that gorgeous hunk of marble tabby? brings me bittersweet memories (looks like my dear sarge, except for the tail he always held tight as a spring)

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ademink(z5a-5b Indianapolis)

LOL ZC~great pic!

Brenda...you're a hoot! Suddenly I see my cats!!! The "stray"...aka "Kitty Boy" was adopted by Victor, my outreach partner. He used to be homeless but moved into an apartment on my street. He fell in LOVE w/ the cat and I used to see him kissing him outside all of the time. One day, Josh and I talked to the landlord to see if he would let him have the cat for no additional fee and he said yes.

Kitty Boy is now "Pantera" and is BEYOND spoiled - fed an egg for breakfast, chicken and cat food during the cat. He is wiped down w/ a damp cloth daily, brushed daily and sleeps in bed w/ Victor. It's sooooo sweet. LOL We also found another stray the other day out at our storage facility and so now Pantera has a girlfriend...little Pee Wee. hehe By the way, Pantera is seriously TWICE as big now...he is an enormous, gorgeous cat!!!

Ok, on to the photos. I have no new ones. I'm sorry!!! I've had no time this year to be photo-happy but will post some oldies but goodies!

Meerkat w/ the counter pets:

Cats stalking Phat Boy in the window birdfeeder:

Meerkat w/ the rubber ducky:

Olive begging to be picked up:

Olive w/ a stuffed rabbit I was selling on Ebay:

Judah looking like a piece of art: :)

Martini in the shoebox:

    Bookmark   January 29, 2007 at 11:24PM
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ademink(z5a-5b Indianapolis)

THE PHAT BOY CHRONICLES:

This one makes me hysterical! It's like he's talking to the cracker or something! roflol

Phat Boy is having a party!

I want to eat him here...is he cute OR WHAT????

Ok...so this isn't Phat Boy but it's one of my current residents when he was a baby next to an osage orange in the yard...adorable!! His first experience of peanut butter.

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koijoyii(NE Ohio)

OMG Ademink:

I just want to squeeze Phat Boy's chubby cheeks. He is so cute. I have never ever seen a squirrel so fat. I just love the one where it looks like he is talking to the cracker. Maybe he has a little mirror on the other side and is admiring his chubby cheeks. Do you have any idea how much he weighs? I can tell he just loves your squirrel smorgasbord backyard.

Jenny

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youreit

Thanks so much for posting those pics, Andrea!! I've saved them in my Teen Idol folder (along with the kitty ones I didn't already have), because some days, I just need a little PhatBoy to cheer me up. :D Is he still around? Last I heard, he had those bald spots and was a lot thinner. :(

The baby has one long tail! LOL I LOVE squirrel fingers! And I LOVE your kitties, Andrea! Those osage oranges are wild. I don't think I've ever seen one.

Brenda

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comettose(7)

Andrea - wonderful cats! I love them all but the one of Olive waving to be picked up is simply darling. Also, the one with all the cats at the sink window:-) An the art cat - oh well....all of them!

Phat Boy is great - talking to the cracker is the funniest! I also will save them for a Phat Boy lift when needed. Thanks for reposting the chronicles!

Brenda, osage oranges are one ugly, inhospitable fruit. I don't think anybody eats them, not even the animals, but I could be wrong about that. They are even nastier on the inside, and why they call them an 'orange' is beyond me. All pithy and nasty. And they are listed in my Northeast Native tree book and just recently in AHS magazine as well, so they must be valuable to something or someone.

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comettose(7)

With all the great photos I would not want to be in Sarah's shoes - how to pick a winner! It has been a fun thread. Thanks.

Brenda - link to Osage. Answer: wood and dye

Here is a link that might be useful: Osage Orange facts

    Bookmark   January 30, 2007 at 12:35PM
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koijoyii(NE Ohio)

OK, one more pic and I'll be done. When my daughter was about five we had this cat named Coffee. He loved eggs. One day my daughter left her crate of easter eggs on the bathroom floor while she washed her hands. Coffee snuck in through the back door of the bathroom and stole one of her eggs. I snapped this pic before he took off down the basement with it.

Jenny

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comettose(7)

Wow - I didn't think a cat could pick up an egg in their mouth. If I hadn't seen the picture I would not have beleived it. What a cute stinker pot!

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fairy_toadmother

its the chucacabre of eggs!

ct, i hve always been told osage orange refers to the orange colored wood. i grew up referring to them as hedge apples: hedge b/c farmers often used them as a living fence and well, the apples are a give away. they are a very strong wood and cutting them down is quite a business. other than that, i can't stand the things. ick. and thorns. i find them a lot in the wooded low areas here. and those rotten apples are slippery!

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ademink(z5a-5b Indianapolis)

Hey there everyone! Brenda, I know you would be drooling at the sight of PB. LOL!!! I think he's still around but it's hard to tell this year b/c he and another squirrel look like twins!

The squirrels aren't phat yet b/c we really JUST now got cold weather!!!! I made DH pick up a 40 lb bag of food yesterday so we could start feeding. We've had such wacky weather. "Teen Idol" folder...you are so stinkin' hilarious! You should consider writing for a living, you have such a way w/ words!!!

Jenny, I have NO idea how much PB has weighed in his prime. That was one BIG BOY - I mean he looks like a sharpei that has been blown up in some of the pics. LOL He has folds of "junk in his trunk". I laugh every time I see the one where he's talking to the cracker as if it's his lover. LOL

I actually don't have the osage oranges growing near me - I pick them up from alongside the road for the squirrels. They LOVE to eat them! I throw them in the yard and stomp on them once to open them up. They eat the seeds and pulp from inside. I first realized I loved them when I almost ran over a whole troop of squirrels in the road one day chowing down on them. I stopped and picked up a bag and have made it my Fall tradition since then!

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youreit

Mmmm, coffee and eggs! I see a future business...Eggbucks. Amazing kitty!! I hear mongooses love eggs, too. :D

Interesting info on the osage orange/hedge-apple! It doesn't look like it grows in my zone, but it don't particularly care for thorny things with slippery bits. :D

Brenda

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sheepco(MN z4)

Thanks Ademink! For the kitties and Phat Boy! And that IS one phat boy! And Jenny too,"Coffee and eggs" TOO funny!

Working on the panels of judges, still time to get those photos in! I'll let you know when the phat lady sings!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2007 at 9:48PM
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youreit

I was slacking on my posting yesterday, so I missed yours, Andrea. I'm SO glad to hear that the studly PB is still around! LMAO!!!! @ folds of trunk junk!! THAT is hilarious. I never thought I'd find myself attracted to a male with that description....:D "Thass righ', pop that trunk, Phat Boiii!"

I've changed my mind. After your description, I'd grow things with slippery bits, if only for the sake of Phat Boy Unslim's relatives.

I can't wait to hear the Phat Lady!!!

Brenda

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jeanner(SW Ohio - Z6)

Ademink, I'd be glad to donate hedge apples to the cause - ours just lay on the ground and rot, I had a deer try them once. Postage could get pretty expensive though ....

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fairy_toadmother

lol, jean :)

interesting info, andrea! i had no idea squirrels had a taste for them. there is definitely food of plenty in the woods here. maybe you have smart squirrels that look beyond the packaging, eh?

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sheepco(MN z4)

The contest is officially over!! and if I can ever get this phat cat photo to cross over you'll see the phat lady sing!
Thank you all for the warmth and humor you've shared - I really need it now that we're not going to see 10F for another week. (-30F windchills for the next 4 days - yes, sympathy please).

SO! It's up to the judges now, the panel of 4 has their work cut out for them. We're picking 1 winner in the pond (aquarium) catagory, and 1 in the non-pond related catagory. Each winner will have $25 donated in their pet's name to HSDM.

And as I've told the judges, every photo here is fair game, because while some photos are of the pet involved in their OCD behavior, other pix are of the pets and the stories are of their OCD behavior. And, yes, the owner's OCD! We're all family here and a picture of Aunt Mable snoozing in the Lazy Boy may bring up fond memories of that great Thanksgiving when she got a little tipsy and fell asleep before the pecan pie! There's often alittle history behind a photo.

Winners will be announced SUPER BOWL Sunday!

Thanks everybody!

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youreit

I just want to thank you, Sarah, for not only getting everyone to post their awesome pics, but for the donation thing. No matter who wins here, HSDM is going to come out better for it! :)

Ugh, -30!! Unh-uh, you couldn't pay me enough. Brrr!

Brenda

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fairy_toadmother

ditto!

hey sarah, do they issue cold advisories there? we have one through tuesday, but i'm thinking: it must be so commonplace in minnesota that people would laugh.

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sheepco(MN z4)

Yep, we're under a windchill advisory 'til noon Monday. It was -19F at 7:30 this morning, with the windchill - felt like 45 below. And we don't laugh, they're cancelling outdoor events like crazy. Now why anyone would want to jog - eewwww - around a frozen lake, at night, in February is way beyond my comprehension, even if it is by candlelight. And can you imagine 5000 little Boy and Girl Sprouts at the annual ice fishing derby? All hunched over tiny holes on the windswept lake frozen like little ice cubes?

Probably too much information for ya, huh?

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fairy_toadmother

yep, and to think the international wolf center is sponsoring dog sledding this weekend or next.

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sheepco(MN z4)

I bet the dogs love it though! No worries, it's supposed to be up to a high of 13 above next weekend!

Can't believe I've lived here all my life and never been there, sheeesh...gotta add it to the list...up at the top.

Ya know, if I won the lottery (if I played the lottery), I could work when I want and DO the list!

Ok, my brain is frozen and I'm rambling. Back to the judging :)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2007 at 7:01PM
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13 above....yowza! Next weekend, it'll be time to break out the shorts. :D

I just had to post this Get Fuzzy comic from today in honor of service dogs everywhere.

Brenda

    Bookmark   February 4, 2007 at 8:00AM
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