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A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....05-21-03....All Creatures Great and Small...FreeperPets
Dutchess and Billie | Gizmo,Codee and FredtheCat

Posted on 05/21/2003 2:42:36 AM PDT by dutchess



A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day
Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world.
A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in need; and congratulate those deserving. We strive to keep our threads entertaining, fun, and pleasing to look at, and often have guest writers contribute an essay, or a profile of another FReeper.
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We're having fun and hope you are!

~ Billie, daisyscarlett, dansangel, dutchess, Mama_Bear





How precious we "creatures" big and small are. We bring fun, laughter and comfort to you, our human family and friends. . .. and yes . . . aggravation too! We hope you enjoy this weekly thread and also hope you will allow us the honor of featuring your special furry (or not so furry) FreeperPets.





All Creatures Great and Small...Our FreeperPets


Welcome Freeper Friends. I'm Gizmo and with me are my sistahs Codee and Fred the Cat. Today....we'll tell you a little about us....in the coming weeks and months we hope to feature many more of our FRfinests "gifts from God"


Why Are We Doing This????
Gizmo: We came up with this idea as we live in Mom's study anyway; at least since she discovered FreeRepublic! She is always telling Dad to come in and read various FR Threads AND ALWAYS the Finest. We decided it's about time to feature us....the finest FreeperPets and praise our own. After all, it is FreeperPets (ALONG with FreeRepublic) that keep our human Freepers sane!!!
The Beginning



Gizmo: It all started with Dutchess in 1975. Mom and Dad just graduated from college and were getting married. They didn't have much but got a shot at a free dog named "DUTCHESS" (thus mom's screen name). Dutchess was a University of Michigan college pup who was "found out" by administration, was banned from her owner's dorm and sentenced to the dog pound. My folks adopted her and shared a wonderful life with her for the next 13 years.
Duchess died suddenly and unexpectedly at age 14 from cancer that no one knew about. She seemed healthy until the end. They were devastated and decided no more pets for them.


Enter Codee...
Four weeks later Dad saw an ad for a Shelty pup in the local newspaper . . . a breed he always was fascinated with. He brought one home and put it in bed with mom. Mom and Dutchess LOVED to cuddle. She expected that with Codee right from the start. NOT!



Codee: I was a pretty rotten puppy. I was too energetic, hated cuddles and got along well with dad but mom and I were not a mix.
Gizmo: Then one day mom was cleaning out files in her study and started reading the daily letters she wrote to Dutchess in the days after she died. (that was before the internet and "RAINBOW BRIDGE." She still has these letters and sends them to friends when they lose their pets)
Codee: I heard her start to cry and went into the study. I felt so bad I laid on her feet and looked at her face . . . she looked at my face . . . and . . . we finally bonded. We have loved each other ever since.
Gizmo: Codee and Mom insist that Dutchess did that devine intervention.


and then came....Fred the Cat



Gizmo: Okay . . . then Fred shows up as a kitten. Mom and Dad are not big cat lovers and tried to ignore him but within two days mom started sneaking bowls of milk outside. (you all "know the drill") Turns out "him was a HER" after she gave birth to 4 kittens. Good homes were found for all, Fred was immediately "fixed" and worked HER way into the house within the year. She now is a fixture on couch and bed!
And....My Story….



I was a "dumped dog." Don't know why, but I was. I was lucky that I was dumped by someone who cared enough to find a neighborhood of doglovers. I started my search for a home at "mom's" house. Just started throwing myself on her screen door. She came out, gave me some water and then shooed me on my way figuring I belonged to someone.
Two days later, after they made lots of calls to the humane society, newspaper, and radio, it was obvious I was an orphan. I was running down the middle of the street in circles when Mom said "I can't take it anymore" and brought me in. That was six years ago. This family has been a blessing for me . . . and I HAVE BEEN A BLESSING FOR THEM TOO…


So that's our story...the next step


Now...I'm packed and ready to go….to meet and profile some of our special FreeperPets. I just ask that when I come knocking on YOUR door…you make sure to have LOTS of doggie treats and a warm lap to rest my weary head….THIS STUFF WEARS ME OUT….Until next week…this is Gizmo signing off.








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05-19-03...Military Monday
05-20-03...EnviablyRabidRalph

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1 posted on 05/21/2003 2:42:37 AM PDT by dutchess
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To: ST.LOUIE1; Billie; daisyscarlett; dansangel; dutchess; Mama_Bear; FreeTheHostages; .45MAN; ...

Hi. We belong to Dutchess and are proud to be the newest weekly contributor to the Finest Thread. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do...Afterall....no matter how bad your day...FreeperPets can't help but put a smile on your face!

2 posted on 05/21/2003 2:48:07 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: dutchess
Good morning Dutchess.


3 posted on 05/21/2003 2:50:15 AM PDT by Aeronaut (This space intentionally left blank.)
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To: Aeronaut

4 posted on 05/21/2003 2:52:58 AM PDT by Aeronaut (This space intentionally left blank.)
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To: Aeronaut
Awe...good morning Aeronaut....always anticipate the flyover...what a special treat...seeing your special friends. What a precious picture. Have a great day!
5 posted on 05/21/2003 2:59:03 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: dutchess
The FReeper pet for this household (which also includes Freeper L8Pilot) is a 5-month old blonde cocker spaniel named Shaylee. "Shaylee" is Celtic and means "fairy princess of the field" -- and she lives up to her name - she rules!

In her short 5 months she has taught herself to play fetch...only in HER game, she throws the ball and YOU fetch it. As my 4 year old grandson said, "I have never seen a dog do that!"

My best dog ever was a black cocker named O'Malley (all my animals have Irish names). He died 7 years ago and I couldn't bring myself to get attached to another animal and I couldn't replace my Malley anyway. But little Shaylee has brought a lot of fun and love. I'm very thankful we found each other!

6 posted on 05/21/2003 3:13:49 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: basil; technochick99
Thought y'all might like this thread! :-)
7 posted on 05/21/2003 3:15:58 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Aeronaut
That German Shepherd looks like John Kerry.
8 posted on 05/21/2003 4:02:28 AM PDT by rabidralph (Why must those birds sing at 0400 every morning?)
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To: rabidralph
That German Shepherd looks like John Kerry.

Careful..., I love my dog.

9 posted on 05/21/2003 4:03:46 AM PDT by Aeronaut (This space intentionally left blank.)
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To: rabidralph
Goodmorning rabid. Hoped you enjoyed your day in the spotlight yesterday....Gizmo is just waiting in anticipation to interview your little pug in the near future! :o)
10 posted on 05/21/2003 4:09:18 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: PistolPaknMama
Two of our brood:


11 posted on 05/21/2003 4:10:40 AM PDT by TaxRelief
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To: PistolPaknMama
What a sweet story....Our dutchess has been gone over 15 years...the "pain" is long gone...but when we look at the sky and see a particular cloud formation...we can't help but smile and see her "waiting there at rainbow bridge".

Gizmo may have to take a trip to your house sometime to meet Shaylee (wink!)
12 posted on 05/21/2003 4:12:41 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: TaxRelief
Cute pup but what the heck is that on the right???? (actually it IS kind of cute...well...in an only a face a mother can love kind of way)
13 posted on 05/21/2003 4:16:19 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: dutchess
G'morning, Dutchess. What a wonderful story about your pets. I'm sorry about Dutchess. We had several dogs growing up. The best one was Ernie, a cantankerous beagle. He ran away after we got wall-to-wall carpeting installed in the house and my mom said he couldn't come inside anymore. He hated my mom.
14 posted on 05/21/2003 4:18:35 AM PDT by rabidralph (Why must those birds sing at 0400 every morning?)
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To: dutchess

Hey Pet day! Great

My contributions:

Cali (abandoned/dumped on my porch with 3 litter mates - all with eyes closed so under 10 days) and adopted by me - 14 years ago in NC is one of many felines in our household. She is the Cali in DollyCali

Cali is the reason for ALL of the typos & spelling errors. She is the computer cat.

One dog .

I found him as I was in my 50s and NEVER had a dog before. Only LOTS of cats... he fit in perfectly & "mother's" the cats as well as plays with them. As I was kayaking, found Oliver in sewer pipe in Cuyahoga Sept 23, 2001. He had been "dumped" apparently. He was about 6 mo old. He does almost all with me.. Skiing, hiking, some biking (no her runs!!) I BIKE; all sorts of water activities. Here we are tubing

at the Arcola Estuary, right off Lake Erie in Lake County.


15 posted on 05/21/2003 4:22:27 AM PDT by DollyCali (Authenticity: To have Arrived !)
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To: rabidralph; All
I posted this late yesterday for you & your pooch RapidRalph..... but it seems appropriate to post again HERE and TODAY

Notice to people who visit our home.

1. The dog lives here. You don't.

2. If you don't want dog hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.

3. Yes, he has some disgusting habits. So do I and so do you. What's your point?

4. OF COURSE he smells like a dog.

5. It's his nature to try to sniff your crotch. Please feel free to sniff his .

6. I like him a lot better than I like most people.

7. To you he's a dog. To me he's an adopted son who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. I have no problem with any of these things.

8. Dogs are often better than kids. They eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive your car, don't hang out with drug-using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry about whether they have the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and if they get pregnant you can sell the pups.

9. The same applies for the cats, except they will ignore you... until you're asleep.

Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

16 posted on 05/21/2003 4:27:53 AM PDT by DollyCali (Authenticity: To have Arrived !)
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To: DollyCali
Good Morning ALL..Coffee's on


17 posted on 05/21/2003 4:56:47 AM PDT by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: dutchess
What a great idea, ((((((dutchess)))))))! The introductions to your pets are very touching. But then anything that involves God's creatures is very emotional.

My Ms. Smokie and Sylvie, the ornery kitty sistahs, look forward to an interview someday. Oh the stories they could tell....LOL!
18 posted on 05/21/2003 5:06:46 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: dutchess; Billie
This is going to be my favorite.

Weinie thinks, "It's about time we have a show of our own."

(I don't know how to put her picture back up.)

19 posted on 05/21/2003 6:40:37 AM PDT by lonestar (Don't mess with Texans)
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To: dansangel
Kitty story:

The Pastor's Cat

(this has been around a bit but it is still a funny story)

Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his church. He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car and drove away so that the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten.

He did! All the while, checking his progress in the car frequently, he figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be bent sufficiently for him to reach the kitten.

But he moved a little further forward, the rope broke. The tree went "boing!" and the kitten instantly sailed through the air-out of sight.

The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking people if they'd seen a little kitten. No. Nobody had seen a stray kitten.

So he prayed, "Lord, I just commit this kitten to your keeping," and went on about his business.

A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to see cat food. Now this woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her, "Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?"

She replied, "You won't believe this," and told him how her little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing. Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the Mom finally told her little girl, "Well if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep it."

(Can you see where this is heading?)

She told the pastor, "I watched my child go out in the yard, get on her knees, and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor, you won't believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out of the blue sky, with its paws outspread, and landed right in front of her."

Never underestimate the Power of God.
20 posted on 05/21/2003 6:43:01 AM PDT by DollyCali (Authenticity: To have Arrived !)
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To: DollyCali
Hi Dolly. I love the top 10 list AND the pastor joke LOL! Thanks for the pictures and background on your "kids". I think Giz might be heading your way too!
21 posted on 05/21/2003 6:49:09 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: lonestar
Hi lonestar. Can you email me the picture of Weenie? You have freepmail.
22 posted on 05/21/2003 6:50:28 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: dutchess
What a sweet story! I remember when that picture of Gizmo was taken on the luggage. You all had been gone a few days and when you got back home Gizmo got on top of your luggage as if to keep you from leaving again. Precious!

Everyone here has heard the story of my dear Daisy Mae being left in the woods with her pups...but just in case someone missed the story...the pups didn't survive and Daisy barely did, she was almost starved and in very poor health when a couple who owned a country store picked her up after she wandered out in front of a truck on the highway.
Later that day I came into the store and the rest is history. Daisy is the sweetest dog we've ever had and we love her alot...she loves us in return. :)
She used to be jealous of the time I spent at the computer and has tried to type a post to you all several times...heh!

Billie made this gif for me with a real picture of Daisy Mae...

23 posted on 05/21/2003 6:51:33 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: dansangel; Billie
(((((((DANSY))))))))


Giz already has his reservation made to visit you. Hmmmm...he's wondering if Billie will provide him a limo and driver...you think?
24 posted on 05/21/2003 6:52:39 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: dutchess

25 posted on 05/21/2003 6:53:09 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: GailA
Hey Gail.. thanks for coffee.. I have been up since 5:30 & it is nearly 10 & I haven't eaten yet !

neat pot/cup.

26 posted on 05/21/2003 6:53:33 AM PDT by DollyCali (Authenticity: To have Arrived !)
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To: GailA
Hi Gail...you know...Giz has been wanting to meet Rocky for a long time(wink)!
27 posted on 05/21/2003 6:53:43 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: dutchess
THIS IS GREAT!!!!!
28 posted on 05/21/2003 6:54:02 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: Aquamarine
Hi Aqua. I just love the story of DaisyMae. Unfortunately we are pulling the suitcases out again today...flying to Florida to drive my folks car back. Giz is already giving me a guilttrip! They do have a way of getting under our skin!
29 posted on 05/21/2003 6:56:36 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: DollyCali
ROFL!!!

That's a cute kitty story, (((((((DollyCali))))))))

I haven't had a chance to personally welcome you to the Finest, so I am now.....*WELCOME*!

(P.S. My mom's name is "Dolly.")

:-)
30 posted on 05/21/2003 6:57:06 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: dutchess; Billie
Hmmmm...he's wondering if Billie will provide him a limo and driver...you think?

Well scratch Lars off your list....he's deathly allergic to fur! :-)

31 posted on 05/21/2003 6:58:30 AM PDT by dansangel (America - love it, support it, or LEAVE IT!)
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To: dutchess
Rocky would love company. Here's his latest photo

Rocky It is a slow load due to the large amount of photos of our crafts.

32 posted on 05/21/2003 6:58:36 AM PDT by GailA (Millington Rally for America after action http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/872519/posts)
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To: FreeTheHostages; rabidralph
Thanks Free...I'm looking forward to catching up on yesterdays...I see you posted more of Rabid's pictures later. She's VERY talented (here that Rabid)

Free...start working on your stories LOL!
33 posted on 05/21/2003 6:59:14 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: DollyCali
Hi, Dolly!

Posted an answer to your question about what part of Tennessee I was living in on Monday's thread, I posted it early on Tuesday morning. Did you get it?

34 posted on 05/21/2003 7:01:44 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: dutchess
Good Morning, Dutchess!

WOW! A pet thread today!

I don't have a pet but My parents have a beautiful 6 year old black lab mix. Her name is Nikki and she's the sweetest dog! I wish I could post her picture here!

Then my one sister has two Lhasa Apsos "Laces" and "Pepper" and they also have 4 parakeets!

And my other sister has a lab named "Gus" and a cat, I can't remember the cat's name.

My brother's dog is "chubbles" I think chubbles is still around.

35 posted on 05/21/2003 7:06:49 AM PDT by Pippin
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This is great! I love hearing how people get acquired by their pets.

We have two cats. We got Bubba 15 years ago from the animal shelter. He's a tough old guy. He had a tumor in his eye about a year ago and had to have his eye removed. But he gets around just fine. He still squabbles with our other cat, Lucy, on a daily basis.

We got Lucy about 6 years ago from the humane society. She is a shameless hussy now. We we first got her she wasn't much for physical interactions with us humans. Then I broke my ankle. While I was laid up with that, she became my extra special close friend. She would lay on my lap or snuggle right up next to me while in was in the cast. I guess she knew I wasn't too happy about breaking my ankle and she gave me a lot of comfort. Ever since then, she's been pretty much my constant companion.
36 posted on 05/21/2003 7:07:59 AM PDT by iceskater
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To: dutchess
OK. I've got stories . . . .
37 posted on 05/21/2003 7:08:48 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: Aeronaut
What a great picture! I'm amazed that your pets would nap in the carrier. My two cats hate the carrier because they know it means a trip to the vet!
38 posted on 05/21/2003 7:09:28 AM PDT by iceskater
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To: Pippin; All


God Bless Our Military

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Below are names of some of our FReepers' loved ones who are serving our country. If you have someone you would like to add, please address a post to Billie; Daisyscarlett; Dansangel; Dutchess; Mama_Bear; and we will add their name to this list. As we pray for them, we pray also for all our nation’s leaders, and military personnel, and their families and friends. May God hold them close to His heart.
~~~~~~~~~~   ~~~~~~~~~~


We ask Lord, that You guide the leaders of our great country in their hour of decision. The burden that has been placed on their shoulders is overwhelming. We ask that with Your infinite wisdom You guide them gently to the right decisions.
Please give us the strength, Lord, to get through each difficult and devastating day that faces each of us and our country. Protect and guide our Military that are now being called to duty, strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and grant them a sense of your abiding presence wherever they may be; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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OhioWfan........................son
mystery-ak..........son, husband
Gogrammy................grandson
Inspectorette...................son
Blessed American..........nephew
Slip18..........................nephew
anniegetyourgun...........nephew
Pippin....niece,nephew,loved one
Doug from Upland......son-in-law
weldgophardline.....brotherinlaw
Future Snake Eater..........cousin
WaterDragon..son-in-law,grandson
BeforeISleep...................son
BeAllYouCan Be............son
The Mayor.................niece
consort...2 daughters, son-in-law
Warrior Nurse...........active duty
SK1 Thurman...........active duty
David Osborne.........active duty
fc2tomschermuly......active duty
LongCut..................active duty
Trish.......................active duty
bkwells..................active duty


Maigrey................cousin
ladtx....................2 sons
Mama_Bear...........nephew
gator girl............husband
severa................husband
MozartLover...........nephew
LBGA........................son
SpookBrat...........nephew
Himyar.....................son
boxerblues............2 sons
the piper...................son
sheeza...............husband
kemathen7...........husband
Diver Dave................niece
deadhead................cousin
JimRobinson.....2 nephews
Armymarinemom.....3 sons
kneezles...................son
Darheel..................niece
dixiesass..............nephew
LadyX..............grandson
AgThorn................2 sons
MozartLover..........son



39 posted on 05/21/2003 7:09:28 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: dutchess
If Fred put on another 10 pounds and became a girl, he'd look just like my "kitty." Hee hee.
40 posted on 05/21/2003 7:09:37 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: dutchess

Larry the Weather Cat enjoys summer, because he can do his meteorology studies outdoors.

41 posted on 05/21/2003 7:10:11 AM PDT by TechJunkYard (via Cherie)
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To: Pippin
Hi Pippin....wow you clearly come from a family of pet lovers! Do you have to buy them all presents at Christmas? Codee, Giz and FredtheCat get tons of treats from the cousins!
42 posted on 05/21/2003 7:12:15 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: iceskater
Fred came to us with only one eye. That's so sweet about Lucy. Animals are so sensitive to our needs. Last year I got food poisoning and was sleeping on the floor in the bathroom...Giz slept curled up next to me the whole time.
43 posted on 05/21/2003 7:14:43 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: FreeTheHostages
If Fred put on another 10 pounds and became a girl, he'd look just like my "kitty." Hee hee.

But Fred IS a girl...something we didn't discover until he/she had kittens LOL!
44 posted on 05/21/2003 7:17:45 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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To: TaxRelief
What is your little hedgehog's name? Mine, Velcro, died this last weekend. Took her to the vet last week and found out she had congestive heart failure plus a tumor that couldn't be removed because of her heart.She was so cool.
45 posted on 05/21/2003 7:17:57 AM PDT by barker (Bush/Cheney '04)
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To: dutchess

This is Spot. She is not the cat you are looking for. Move along.


This is Dennis. Fear his expansive white belly.


And this, as many FReepers know, is the Dread Boston Salty, Houston's own Methane Marauder.

(Dolly, the alpha cat, declined to allow her photo to grace this particular thread. She will pick one that better showcases her unique talents and sparkling personality.)
46 posted on 05/21/2003 7:20:16 AM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: barker; TaxRelief
So that was a hedgehog. I don't think I ever saw one. Sorry to hear about Velcro barker. Do they have a personality? Like what do they do?
47 posted on 05/21/2003 7:21:47 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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I know what you mean about the guilt trip. That's the downside...we can't go anywhere anymore. When we leave her in a kennel overnight she thinks she's been abandoned again. When we pick her up she's panting and her heart is racing as if she's in distress.
My mom and I are going to NC this week-end and the hubby is staying behind to babysit Daisy.
48 posted on 05/21/2003 7:22:47 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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(actually it IS kind of cute...well...in an only a face a mother can love kind of way)

It's a hedgehog. They're adorable. I've had one for years, until last weekend. Great little pets. Our big dog, lab/rott mix, ran from her

49 posted on 05/21/2003 7:23:43 AM PDT by barker (Bush/Cheney '04)
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What cool pictures Xenalyte LOL! These guys clearly exhibit strong personalities LOL... Can't wait to see Dolly!
50 posted on 05/21/2003 7:25:14 AM PDT by dutchess (God bless our FreeperPets and FRPet owners!)
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