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The recent activity in the "awesome things we've been doing" thread has been pretty canine based, so I figured it might be nice to a have a separate thread where we could go dog crazy... then I figured that folks probably have more diverse pets than just dogs, so I went the unbiased route and opened it up to all animals.

I'll start things off with my corgi/shiba inu mix. he's almost 4. we adopted him in Nov 2012. his name's Huckleberry. this is him after a good day at the 40 acre dog park in Redmond, WA...

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The recent activity in the "awesome things we've been doing" thread has been pretty canine based' date=' so I figured it might be nice to a have a separate thread where we could go dog crazy... then I figured that folks probably have more diverse pets than just dogs, so I went the unbiased route and opened it up to all animals. I'll start things off with my corgi/shiba inu mix. he's almost 4. we adopted him in Nov 2012. his name's Huckleberry. this is him after a good day at the 40 acre dog park in Redmond, WA...[/quote'] Awwww! I call my 90 lb shepherd mix named Chuck (a girl named chuck!) Chuckleberry...maybe they should play sometime :p. Did the attachments come through? Will post and see.

Edit: one did! I took a super cute one the other day....we shall see if I can get it up. In the meantime, there might be cuter pics of my dog but I figured you'd all appreciate the Gogue print in the background ;).

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Great thread, here are some pictures of the animals I share a home with:

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This is Daisy, she's a five year old retired greyhound who we adopted just over three years ago. She rules.

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The grey cat is Susan and the orange one is Willa. We've had them for around five years. They were from the same litter and have been coddled literally from birth. Their mom was a stray who was taken in by friends of friends and they read somewhere that you can best socialise cats if you cuddle them for at least five minutes a day, so they've never known a day without affection which makes them the most affectionate cats I've ever met, but they also have no survival instincts. I love them.

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you can best socialise cats if you cuddle them for at least five minutes a day, so they've never known a day without affection.

I am STOKED for those cats. =^.^=

This is probably why my dog is so chill :p

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First picture is my dog Luna, the black one, and her best friend Grace, my sister's dog. Luna was originally my other sister's dog, whom she got at a backyard breeder about 6 years ago. Grace is a rescue from a local shelter. They're two of the best dogs I've ever met.

Second picture is Luna and Violet, my sister's other dog.

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Awwww! I call my 90 lb shepherd mix named Chuck (a girl named chuck!) Chuckleberry...maybe they should play sometime :p.

he's got all kinds of nicknames, depending on his mood. we've called him chuckleberry when he's got the goofy, tongue out smile. others include stuckleberry (when he won't leave my wife any breathing room), snuggleberry (when my wife won't leave him any breathing room), hucklescaredy (4th of july and such), huck, huckabee, huckle, HB, Hbeezy, huckybooboo (my wife hates that one).

needless to say, he'll answer to anything.

as far as play date goes, we've since moved down to The Bay area, so he prolly won't be going to Marymoor anytime soon, sadly. love that place!

anyone know good off leash areas in CA? I frequent the Fremont park, near Lake Elizabeth.

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This is our sweet and funny friend, Aurora. I love her so much.post-1642-14616886523_thumb.jpg

A friend of a friend took in her mom--a stray pregnant cat, and raised the kittens for 12 weeks. Our daughter, who was 3 at the time, wanted to name her Sleeping Beauty so we went with Sleeping Beauty's given name, Aurora.

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We have two cats - an 8 year old orange cat named Calvin

!!!! My dog (passed away a few years ago) and forever the love of my life was named Calvin. We think he was a border collie-hound mix. He ran like a greyhound and would "herd" us as kids when we played outside. Here he is in a photo I took of him at our house in Vermont (my dad used to own a construction company, hence the bucket). Can't wait until we adopt in a few months! Now I have a place to spam hahaha

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This is a photo of my dad's dog he adopted about 2 years ago. She was born during and survived Hurricane Irene, which hit lower Vermont really bad a few years ago. She's one sharp and spunky pup! Her name is Harley for Harley Davidson (obv) She is a beagle/australian shepherd mix, so adorable!

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Two of our tortoiseshells, Clementine Isabelle is the stretchy kitty and Goose Mirabelle is the one w/more orange on her face. Both shelter kitties. Our first cat before we got married was a tortoiseshell, a stray who used a barn on the property where my husband used to live to hide from the coyotes. I used to feed her, and JD said if she could get along w/the dogs he'd let her be in the house. He came home from hunting the next day to find me curled up on the couch w/his three pit bulls and his new cat, by then named Bella Jo. She was amazing, and we had her until a few years ago. She was about 11 when she died, and left such a hole in my heart I went and got Clem, and then Goose. Their middle names are a nod to my Bella. We have a third tortie, Britta Rose, who we got from my parents after we got married-she's a crotchety 12 years old now. We also have a grey and white named Opilio Jo.

I love kitties.

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This is my black lab, Ella. We've had her mother for 6-7 years, she's now 3 or 4. She was the runt of the litter, we hadn't planned on keeping any, but we just couldn't let her go. She's mostly very mellow, affectionate, and a bit awkward. She also looks funny in this picture, cause she tends to slumped against the couch like that, she's a bit weird. This is probably what I miss most after leaving my hometown, although she's my dog she lives at my parent's house, where she has her mother and two others to play with.

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The recent activity in the "awesome things we've been doing" thread has been pretty canine based, so I figured it might be nice to a have a separate thread where we could go dog crazy... then I figured that folks probably have more diverse pets than just dogs, so I went the unbiased route and opened it up to all animals.

I'll start things off with my corgi/shiba inu mix. he's almost 4. we adopted him in Nov 2012. his name's Huckleberry. this is him after a good day at the 40 acre dog park in Redmond, WA...

I have a mini aussie,19 pnds,14" at the shoulder,she is 7 now.

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spay,neuter,rescue.......

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Not sure if the "spay, neuter, rescue......" part was aimed at me, but just to clarify the other three dogs (including Ella's mother are either shelter dogs, or given to us when their owners couldn't keep them. The lab was given to us, and bred because dad thought it would mature her, which it did, and all puppies had homes before the breeding. If that wasn't aimed at me, then whoops. Your mini Aussie is adorable by the way!

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Not sure if the "spay, neuter, rescue......" part was aimed at me, but just to clarify the other three dogs (including Ella's mother are either shelter dogs, or given to us when their owners couldn't keep them. The lab was given to us, and bred because dad thought it would mature her, which it did, and all puppies had homes before the breeding. If that wasn't aimed at me, then whoops. Your mini Aussie is adorable by the way!

no, the "spay, neuter, rescue......" part was not aimed at anyone ,

sorry if you took it that way.I'm not sure why you thought that,but I didn't mean it towards you or anyone here. :(

I'm just a passionate "dog" person and I say it all the time just in general.I have a t-shirt that says it !

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This guy, only been a week since we adopted him but he's such a great tempered dog. It's been over 15 years since I last had a companion. He is also like a service dog for people that haven't experienced icy footpaths/sidewalk before (ie. me!)

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Anybody ever DNA test a mixed rescue to see what it is? I'm really curious based on him displaying a number of different behaviors I would normal associate with a particular breed. He points like a retriever but walks like a beagle, nose to the ground. It doesn't really matter to me but I am interested. At the moment I just say he's half lab, all awesome.

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HULA BUG!

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She's looking far better than the last time I posted pictures. A lot of her yellow has come in and it appears as though she is a Super-Hypo. Short for super hypomelanistic leopard gecko, meaning that she has none of the spots that standard leos have, save for the tail and a few on the head/face. I'm thinking she also might be a carrot-tail (30% orange tail), cause with each shed a little more orange shows up.

Basically she is an adorable tiny dinosaur. :o

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no, the "spay, neuter, rescue......" part was not aimed at anyone ,

sorry if you took it that way.I'm not sure why you thought that,but I didn't mean it towards you or anyone here. :(

I'm just a passionate "dog" person and I say it all the time just in general.I have a t-shirt that says it !

Oops, my bad. I misunderstood, probably because I generally prefer people to rescue rather than breed, as we have always done before this. The internet is always hard for me, no inflections to help guess the tone of messages

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