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  •  I'm not saying this to be kind, but (12+ / 0-)

    Raven and Bonehead are two of the msot beautiful dogs I've ever seen. Just gorgeous.

    I've had that experience of an animal deciding WE were HIS. Period.  That happened with Torachan, our 17 1/2 year ol;d brown tabby.  I had lost Corwin, my 18 year old familiar (black Maine Coon/Siamese mix) 6 months before. My heart was set on another black cat--but the vet's office only had the little tabby and two Jellicles (black and white).  I tried the two whites with black spots, but neither seemed to be right. Nice enough, but not meant to be mine. And I told my hsubannd, "Let's see the little brown tabby."

    Tora heard my voice (he'd been pointedly ignoring us the whole time, though my husband had been trying to get him to play). And he swung out ont he cage door. As soo as I got him in my hands, he locked eyes, sighed contentedly and went to sleep purring.  He had decided he was home, and who ws I to disagree?

    Right now I'm very worried.  Cleocatra, the cat I wrote about a few months back, has developed an eye problem. We tried washing her eye, but she won't open it. And she's not very playful and not cuddling. She has a vet appointment  tomorrow afternoon.  She's a beautiful Maine Coon ( possibly a mix, but she looks like a classic Coon), and my husband brought her in a cold Dec. night in 2009, and she, well, stayed. SHe's Ms. Personality, the official greeter, and loves everyone. No standoffishness in this Maine Coon at all. And she's beautiful. It took 3 years buit she's finally getting on the bed at night to be cuddled a little--soemthing which terrified her for a year and a half (we think her prior owners wouldn't allow her on furniture, and she was punsihed severely for it).  

    So keep fingers crossed for Cleo tomorroe.

    ANd I share your sorrow at losing Raven. SHe was beautiful and beloved.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:01:01 PM PST

    •  I will definitely keep my fingers crossed (6+ / 0-)

      for Cleo. May everything turn out to be easily cured.

      Somewhere I have a picture Charles took of Bonehead winning his first major. He looks gorgeous. But what you can really see in his eyes is his constant care for and love of the little ones. When Bitty was a tiny pup, only two weeks old and without her eyes opened yet or the ability to walk, she would creep out of the whelping box so she could be in the middle of the floor with all the big dogs, and Bonehead made it his mission to watch over her and keep her from harm. You can see it in his eyes as he looks at Raven. Great-hearted dogs, the both of them. All three of them.

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      by Kitsap River on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:31:45 PM PST

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      •  You've had a difficult couple of years between (6+ / 0-)

        your health and losing the furry kids.

        I find the innate kindness of animals amazing. When we adopted Annie, a tiny 5 week old tabby kitten, sole survivor of her litter, Torachan and his mate Mike 9Mee-kay, Japanese for "calico" and she's a Japanese Bobtail stray) claimed her as their own. Whoever was closest would grab her and cuddle her and clean her. They'd put her between them to keep her warm and toos their paws over her.  SHe and her litter mates were abandoned at one week old by their mother--but Annie (short for "Anne Bonney" because we were originally adopting her bro  Jack Sparrow who died before we got to take him home, poor dear, only lvied two weeks) got to have two adoring parents anyway. It was so sweet.

        I'm Wiccan. I believe the universe is ensouled--and that means animals. The only ones I am not certain about are some people.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 07:52:44 PM PST

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