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It is a time of sadness for some and hope for many … will posting pet pics help?

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Maybe it is the winter doldrums or all the struggles ... I don't want to be insensitive, but our animal friends always enrich our lives. Even a photo of a loving anmal can raise our oxytocin levels, reduce stress, and make us feel better  ... maybe some pet pictures will be enjoyable.  

I'll start ... this is my Maxwell.

 

 

Peace. ~ Cynthia

 

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Ok, I know, you guys have never seen my little Sophie before...but she's "smiling" in this pic.  ;D

 

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Sophie is precious! She just so looks so soft and cuddly. What a picture.  Peace. ~ C

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Her coat is beautiful!

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Thanks.  :)   What I find interesting about this breed (British Blue Shorthair) is that the fur can appear to change color depending on the light.  In this picture the flash caused her to look light gray, in other pics she looks deep gray, and yet her coat can also appear "blue" like when I took the Avatar picture.  I've had a few people look at her picture and tell me she looks like a stuffed animal since her fur is so dense.  :)  She's been a wonderful little companion for me since I was feeling quite lonely.  Now if she would only stop sleeping on my head when I'm sleeping...   ;D

 

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Yup, I definitely think Sophie is a stuffed animal.  I am not convinced that she's real.  If she is real, you should get her into cat modeling or doing commercials.  She could make a fortune.  She looks like a cat that stays where you put her.  Does she ever do anything "bad?"  such as, hop up onto the counter top or intentionally vomit for the sole purpose of being able to re-eat her food?  

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Hahahaha!!!  What?  Sophie do something bad..never!! She's purrfect!   ;D

(Sorry, couldn't resist!). ;D

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ff Grumpy Cat can have fame and fortune, why not Smiling Sophie?

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I think it's all a big joke on LivinginNH's part.

There is no way that cat is real!

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I don't have any household pets, but love those that live free.

As a bird watcher, even during my treatment, I was able to enjoy the birds in my garden. 

Here is a Cedar Waxwing sitting on my deck. 

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it looks like a National Geographic photo! It has such clarity.

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otherwise known as my kid Owen and the barky furball Toko.  He's getting his Xmas present.

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what a coat Toko has. Does his fur require a lot of grooming? It is beautiful.

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What a big ball of fluff. What breed is he?

Your son has a sweet smile.

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otherwise known as the "Dutch Barge Dog" or "Smiling Dutchman".

They are the sweetest dogs ever, although very barky, and they don't require much in the way of grooming (altho if you got a closer look at him, you would see that he actually looks like a hobo dog, so I should probably brush him more!).

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looking at those beautiful animals brought a smile to my face.

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Thinking of you and yours.

Peace. ~ Cynthia 

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While I was undergoing my third liver recurrance & chemo, we bred our Yorkshire Terrier.  The puppies were born in August right at the time chemo was starting to really take it's toll again.  Even with four kids to keep me busy and feeling loved, I can't tell you how much joy these babies brought me!  It's true, animals soothe the soul.  Four of the puppies went to friend's homes.  We kept one and still have puppy playdates every week. 

Here they are at eight weeks.

 

And four of them just a couple of weeks ago.

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Oh my gosh, talk about sweet faces.  Will you be keeping any of them?

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I want one! 

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Me too!!  They're simply adorable!!!  :)

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Chester

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Welcome to the group!

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Jake & Milo

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This is our Magnum. Zach's best friend.... :)

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What a handsome boy!   

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I don't have any animals...except the social workers. LOL :) Anyway, but I do love dogs, and cats, and any animal that's around. They are so pure and innocent. They only kill for survival while humans are belligerent and can kill others due to jealousy. In my next life, I either want to be an animal, or a tree. :)

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didn't you, Janelle?  I can tell by how professional it looks!  Magnum looks like a movie star. Laughing

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I haven't figured out how to get a good picture of them, but I do find it relaxing to watch them swimming around.

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Ooooooh, I love the blue one!!!!! :) It is sooooo pretty!!! They are amazing how they don't get tired of swimming...do you ever tell them "hello! You're a little bit wet, buddy!" ;)

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The blue one has the looks, but our angelfish (not in the picture) wins for personality. It seems to enjoy watching people like we enjoy watching the fish. And when you open the lid of the tank to feed them, he wiggles all over like an over-excited puppy wagging his tail.

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Whose the handsome dude?

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George is resting after chemo.  Sheba is always looking for someone to rest with her, she is his buddy.

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I always had pets, Yorkies and Bouvier the flandres, also other breeds, cats, critters my home was a little SPCA for unwanted animals. NOW, I am renting in a Condo appartement and am not alowed to have even a fish or a bird. Very lonely, so I go often to my very sick daughter whohas a dog and treasure Roxy's licks and sweetness when I am there. She is very protective of her "mom" she seems to feel when the pain is worse. They are so smart.

 

 

 

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Why is everything sideways?  Anyway this is Mr. Tobias.

 

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And this little fellow is Nubs.

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And this is Kiwi, the son of my doggies Romeo and Julietta.

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This is my little girl Julietta, we almost lost her over a week ago, this is her wrapped up to go to the vet's who preformed emergency surgery and saved her :)

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And this little guy is Romeo.

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And finally (if we don't count the two chickens) this is Junior.

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Wow!  You certainly have your hands full!  :)   I bet they make you smile every day, the pups are so cute!   :)

Hugs (())

Cyn

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So glad the vet was able to save your little guy.

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Smile

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Smile

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later today.  All I have is a cute video of my youngest grandson seeing them for the first time.  So will go get a pic out there today for you.  I do have a pic of the chicken coop before we got the chickens.  LOL

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I still want one if tpflegers puppies! I visit them through their pics. My husband would have a fit if I brought home another dog! We had 2 both had health insurance and got fed lobsters with their cousins for Xmas. They were really spoiled. they are out children.

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when I take Max to do therapy work I put him in his stroller.  He has to be very, very clean, including his paws, so he can be placed on someone's lap or their bedding.  It is just easier than carrying him in a shoulder carrier and folks always get a kick out of it.

 

We are really enjoying seeing everyone's animal companions.

Peace. ~ Cynthia and Maxwell

 

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Chickens

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little mini chickens lol. Do your dogs pester them or do they learn to leave them be? I have always wanted chickens. I assume they are egg layers? 

 

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