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    I have noticed that so many of the members have their Fur-Babies in their Avatars, me included so I wonder if you would like to tell us a bit about them.

    My Muffin was a rescued Yorkshire Terrier X abandoned puppy, found in a cardboard box on a street in Glasgow along with her siblings. I was lucky enough to get her as they were snapped up. She is now 10 and has been a wonderful faithful companion all that time, she knows that I can't walk far so she exercises herself. I might add she is a first class Quilt tester and has to check out every one thro' all it's stages and is very thorough in testing out the various battings

    As you can see she sleeps with me and has a habit of waking me up in the middle of the night if I turn over onto "her" side of the bed by putting her cold nose on my mine and grumbling. Needless to say I turn over and she promptly plocks herself down against my back in a great huff. :-P

    She is call Muffin, short for Ragamuffin 'cos she it, there is nothing she likes better than to get mucky, as you can see by the smile :lol:

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    Adorable! All seven of my fur babies were rescues and each have so much love in their own way to share. I won't bore people with more pics cause I just had a topic with pics put on it:) Your muffin is just darling!

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    Awww so cute :D:D:D

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    Muffin is precious. I love all animals, but especially dogs.
    You can read about my Ruby Darlin' and Sam here.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-50844-1.htm

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    This is my little Lucy, she's 7 and we bought her as a puppy. We also had a Rottweiler but had to put her down last year when she started having massive seizures. Lucy is a Welsh Pembroke Corgi who doesn't play well with other dogs. We think it's because she grew up with the rottie so she thinks she's a rottie too :D
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    I have 2 cats, which many times can be more than enough. Both are rescues. The black cat is Inky who thinks she is the boss of me and many times she IS the boss of me but don't tell her that.

    The tan tabby is Cici whom I rescued when she was barely weaned. She was literally skin and bones when I got her. Didn't think she would make it through the night, but 13 years later here she is. She is an absolute love on her own terms. She's my shadow quite often.
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    Hey is it you-Madchef?
    welcome to the forum. lots going on here.
    I have three cats. mamma and her two kittens who came to live in our backyard and into our hearts.
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    My avatar kitty is Theadorable AKA Teddi. She and her siblings were discovered in the eave of our shop/storage building 2.5 years ago at 2 weeks old. We had to rip down some drywall ceiling to get the 5 kittens out.

    I bottlefed them and discovered they came from the neighbor's barn. His 9 y.o. GD and friend played with them too much so the Mom moved them. We do not know what happened to her but we saw her around for a brief period then she was not seen for a couple of days before we heard the babies crying.

    In the end we lost one early on, 1 was adopted out, 2 live at the barn (with their Dad who also got fixed in the bargain) and we kept the runt who turned into a holy terror!

    Last Spring we adopted Isla from the local Humane Society to see if a companion would help with Teddi's over-dependence and bad girl tendencies. I think Teddi is just teaching Isla to be bad now LOL

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    Right now I have two babies. I have a persian that is grey, Sierra she's my oldest at 15 years old. I had a calico, Jazz that I had to put to sleep last year and she was 11 years old. Anyway Sierra wasn't liking being alone so I was thinking, just thinking maybe I need to find her a buddy. Jazz had only been gone 6 months and my heart was still achy. She was my best friend and I still cry everyday. Anyway one of the city workers found this ity bity calico out at our well shed and came in to where I work asking if I knew anyone that would take her. Well one look and I knew she was coming home with me. She was about a month old. She is such a hand full too. Her name is Missy hence the Missys go to help name on this board. She helps me sew and iron. You name it she's trying to help me out. The new thing is trying to catch my toothbrush when I'm brushing my teeth. Must say it's like having a two year old around the house but she's such a sweetheart I got to love her.

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    Mine "Bear" was adopted after being left at the animal shelter as an unwanted puppy. Then his owner went to prison and his girlfriend didn't want him anymore so my friend adopted him only to find their other dog didn't like him and kept attacking him so she offered him to me. All this in his first two years so now he's been here for the last 6 years and is finally happy and content. He loves to play and totally understands everything you say.

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    My avatar is Molly a 18 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. My daughter is starting to raise Cavaliers and Molly is a prospective mom when she turns 2 1/2 or 3. Right now she is growing up on the farm, attending a few dog shows and dog school classes and being my walking buddy. For anyone wanting a small friendly dog who doesn't yap or nip, a Cavalier makes a wonderful pet who won't frighten your grandchildren or attack the hydro meter reader.

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    Hi, Kahne is our 3 year old beagle. My husband wanted a dog after his last heart attack, so we bought Kahne from a breeder. We love him dearly and he is spoiled rotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    My avatar is Molly a 18 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. My daughter is starting to raise Cavaliers and Molly is a prospective mom when she turns 2 1/2 or 3. Right now she is growing up on the farm, attending a few dog shows and dog school classes and being my walking buddy. For anyone wanting a small friendly dog who doesn't yap or nip, a Cavalier makes a wonderful pet who won't frighten your grandchildren or attack the hydro meter reader.


    Cavaliers are wonderful pets, they are all things to all men, but v v sadly can have syringomyelia a DREADFUL and debilitating disease , they also are prone to MVD and can die very early with this heart problem.
    I had them for many many years but now can't cope with the heartache .

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    Wonderful pics and friends. Makes me want another one :) Kinda the same feeling I get when I look at all the projects and tutes, I want them all. Maybe it's a disease or compulsion ?

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    My avatar is Chloe, a rescue from the Manchester Animal Shelter. She came into the shelter one January, very pregnant. She had her babies, all was well until she developed some kind of vicious infection. I say vicious because it nearly killed her. She had to be force fed, had intravenous antibiotics, the whole nine yars. Her kittens all found homes. Chloe recovered, thanks to the hard work of the vets and staff at the shelter. She was adopted out to a family who had other cats. Little Miss Chloer fought with all of them! So she came back to the shelter. Being around all the other cats stressed her so she lost a little weight. I had put my last cat, Sasha, to sleep during that summer. I was going to wait awhile to get another cat. Three weeks later, I just went to look. The second cat I saw was Chloe (my name, her name at the shelter was Petite Meow). She rolled on her back, purred, blinked her eyes at me, well, that was all it took. She came home with me. I took her to the vet for them to check her and when they read the notes about her illness, they said she must have been a favorite for the shelter to do all that work to save her. She is a love. We have been through some tough times, she couldn't tolerate a lot of the cat foods, so finding something to stay in her stomach was a challenge, but we did it. They she had to have all her teeth pulled (except the canines and front teeth) due to stomatitis gingivitis. Don't ask. Her last three molars came out in September. She has gained weight, her fur is shiny again and she is her chirpy, trilling, happy self again. I am so glad. This cat has a sense of humor and likes to have fun! She doesn't like other cats though so she is an only kitty. But I am whispering in her ear every so often that a little dog would be a nice addition to the family. So far, she has not showed me how she feels about that!

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    I have a Lab. We've had Labs all our married life(33 yrs). The one I have now is snoring beside me while I surf here. If i walk into the kitchen she will get up, sigh and follow me. She is my shadow, pouts when I'm not here. practically turns herself inside out with excitement when any of the kids come home-even the ones that never lived here with her.I don't think I could ever find a more loyal friend.

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    luvnquilt, I had a Corgi once and as they are the favourite of our Royalty she was an utter and complete snob, she just about put up with us cos we fed her :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    Hey is it you-Madchef?
    welcome to the forum. lots going on here.
    I have three cats. mamma and her two kittens who came to live in our backyard and into our hearts.
    Yep it's me, did you recognize Muffin :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie
    My avatar is Molly a 18 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. My daughter is starting to raise Cavaliers and Molly is a prospective mom when she turns 2 1/2 or 3. Right now she is growing up on the farm, attending a few dog shows and dog school classes and being my walking buddy. For anyone wanting a small friendly dog who doesn't yap or nip, a Cavalier makes a wonderful pet who won't frighten your grandchildren or attack the hydro meter reader.
    I would second that, my Niece has 2 and has had some litters and she loves them to pieces. Her n hubby go out to work, although they are not left alone too long, and they are so well behaved, although she does get one massive welcome when she gets home.

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    Tinkerbelle was brought home one night by my oldest son's former fiancee,because she wasn't thriving. She worked at the pet store that was selling her, the store sent sick animals home with employees so that they could be monitored. My hubby saw me cuddling her and I cut off a big hunk of polar fleece to wrap her up.
    3 days later I came home from work and my family was sitting on the sofa with Tinkerbelle. Hubby spent an arm and a leg on this 3#fur ball. Basically $500 a #. It turns out she was a puppy mill dog, she is a pure-breed Chihuahua but she has some major issues....now she is our baby.

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    Here are my fur-babies - and I do mean FUR!!! Cheyenne is a purebred Shiloh Shepherd. She'll be 11 in March. And Max is a long-haired dachshund. He is supposed to be a miniature but he weighs in at 28 pounds. From the size of his head and feet - I think he's a throwback of sorts.

    I think I'll go vacuum now. :D
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    This is Neko. He is our 11 yr.old Pekingese. Neko was a rescue and his favorite pastimes are taking naps and watching tv.
    The Tuxedo is Tabitha. She is also 11 and also a rescue. She is the 'black hole of emotional need' in the house. Loves and demands affection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ispep413
    Here are my fur-babies - and I do mean FUR!!! Cheyenne is a purebred Shiloh Shepherd. She'll be 11 in March. And Max is a long-haired dachshund. He is supposed to be a miniature but he weighs in at 28 pounds. From the size of his head and feet - I think he's a throwback of sorts.

    I think I'll go vacuum now. :D
    You did mean "fur" babies didn't you? They are beautiful. I always wanted a dachshund just like yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Fors
    This is Neko. He is our 11 yr.old Pekingese. Neko was a rescue and his favorite pastimes are taking naps and watching tv.
    The Tuxedo is Tabitha. She is also 11 and also a rescue. She is the 'black hole of emotional need' in the house. Loves and demands affection.
    Beautiful! Both of them!

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