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kmab00
02-02-2007, 09:15 AM
This is Pixie:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/kmab00/Pixie/pixie5.jpg

Or should I say....Princess Pixie Magical Wishes (thanks to the Year of a Million Dreams Celebration at WDW this year!)!! :rotfl2: Since we are going to WDW for our Honeymoon, I thought it would be neat to name her after something that would always remind us of when we got married!!

Her name is Pixie b/c I wanted to name her a Disney name...Ariel, Belle, Minnie, Tink, etc.........but Jason just kinda came up with Pixie. I thought "Yeah Pixie! Because...All you need is faith, trust, and a little bit of Pixie dust!"!!!!

Pixie is the newest member of our family! She is a Yorkie. She is 6 weeks old and is only 1 1/2 pounds. She is the most adorable thing I've ever seen!!

I've been saying that I've wanted a GIRL Yorkie for a while now but I just did not want to pay $1,000 for a dog!! So we FINALLY found one in Texas for a really good price (AND she was cute!). Jason drove 3 1/2 hours yesterday while I was at work to pick her up. He did it as a surprise to me. He kept telling me all day that he was "Playing X-Box" or whatever....he sounded suspicious on the phone but I wasn't totally sure of what he was doing!!!

When I got home, he told me that I had a "Package from Disney that arrived today". I KNEW that I had not ordered anything from Disney lately, so I was like, "HUH"?? I went to open the box and inside was PIXIE!!! :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/kmab00/Pixie/pixie2.jpg

Me holding her

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/kmab00/Pixie/pixie4.jpg

Jason holding her!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/kmab00/Pixie/pixie3.jpg

She is SO TINY!!

I brought her over to my mom and dad's....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/kmab00/Pixie/pixie1.jpg

She was trying to run around on the floor and smell everything! It was funny!! :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/kmab00/Pixie/pixie9.jpg

UNCLE BRIAN (my brother!) holding Pixie!! :lmao:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/kmab00/Pixie/pixie6.jpg

Jason and I with our new little baby!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/kmab00/Pixie/pixie7.jpg

When I got to my mom and dad's house, my dad said, "Look Sue, our first grandchild!"

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v101/kmab00/Pixie/pixie8.jpg

My momma with her... I just cannot get over how tiny she is!! :)

She woke me up at 3:00 a.m. from crying. I took her outside and then put her back to sleep. I would love to have her in bed with me but first off, I don't want her to pee in my bed :rotfl: and second off, I don't want to squish her!! I'm scared she'll get underneath me or something and she's so tiny!! Jason doesn't want her to get in the habbit of sleeping in the bed with me anyway! Haha!

So anyway, I just wanted to share because I am excited!!! :goodvibes

Summer-Caitlin
02-02-2007, 09:20 AM
Oh, how absolutely adorable:goodvibes I love dogs, especially when they are puppies! She is the cutest thing ever, so tiny. Congratulations on the new member of your family, I expect GR (growth reports)...can we get that on here?

JJClemson
02-02-2007, 09:27 AM
How exciting! Pixie is soooo precious! She is way too cute, and I love her name! That was so sweet of your DF to surprise you! I LOVE dogs (as you can tell from my signature ;) ). Don't worry, before you know it those 3 am cries will be over and she'll be house broken soon too! I so miss having a puppy, but my guy is almost 5 and he does not want any siblings, so it will be awhile... Good luck w/ her :)

Maggimus
02-02-2007, 09:52 AM
Aww!! I remember the days of bringing home our first true love. But one turned into two when we went to pick them out...

If I could recommend one thing... it would be to crate train. It was the single best investment we ever made. They really learned that when they left their crate-- they went outside to the bathroom. Before they got back in the crate, they used the bathroom-- everything in the middle was smooth sailing. We had two-- so it was double time with potty training. Once one dog had an accident, the other would watch and mimick...

Good Luck with everything.

Id love to share my joy with you Kmab00-- here are a couple photos from our babies first day home (Jethro & Ellie May)

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l301/maggimus/Laptop308.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l301/maggimus/Laptop288.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l301/maggimus/Laptop287.jpg

The Crate I highly recommend...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l301/maggimus/Laptop290.jpg

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l301/maggimus/Laptop274.jpg


And then before you know it... they are all grown up
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l301/maggimus/Laptop319.jpg

My best wishes to you and your new family.... You will baby that puppy more than you know (I had my 2 on feeding schedules, napping schedules, was dead set against anyone feeding them any scraps what-so-ever, touching them with dirty hands... they truely were my babies!!)... Now-- they are 14 & 16 lbs...

-Maggie

JJClemson
02-02-2007, 09:55 AM
Maggie, your babies are super-precious too :cutie:

curiouser
02-02-2007, 10:00 AM
*dies* I want one!!! She is adorable!! Great job finding a Yorkie at a good price. I know how expensive they are! (SO's uncle and his wife have three of them!)

I'd just want to cuddle her forever! I'd never go into work :;)

Maggimus
02-02-2007, 10:01 AM
Maggie, your babies are super-precious too :cutie:

Thanks JJClemson. Its amazing how fast they grow up.

Kmab00--- you take photos of that baby everyday... you will look back in disbelief of how much and how FAST they grow.

My Jethro & Ellie May (miniature Daschunds) turned a year old in September.. soon they will be 1.5 years old-- We video taped them a lot as puppies and literally watch the tapes about once every 3 months... and on holidays. We love them so much-- you will be this close to yours as well!!

JJClemson
02-02-2007, 10:09 AM
Kmab00--- you take photos of that baby everyday... you will look back in disbelief of how much and how FAST they grow.


ITA! Our guy was only 3 lbs. when we got him. He fit in DF's palm and now the big lug weighs 55 lbs. He was only 4 weeks old when we rescued him, he was taken away from his mommy way too young :sad1: We took pictures the first 2 days, and then did not take any more for about 3 weeks. Well his size, more than doubled! Definitely take tons of pics of her as a baby :)

wendy46001
02-02-2007, 10:09 AM
Oh i love the pics....I always wished i had time for a dog...I can barely take care of my cat....

Congrats on your new addition
and love the name

Maggimus
02-02-2007, 10:17 AM
ITA! Our guy was only 3 lbs. when we got him. He fit in DF's palm and now the big lug weighs 55 lbs. He was only 4 weeks old when we rescued him, he was taken away from his mommy way too young :sad1: We took pictures the first 2 days, and then did not take any more for about 3 weeks. Well his size, more than doubled! Definitely take tons of pics of her as a baby :)


That poor baby was taken away from its mommy too young? Aww... I hate that.

We know a lot of people who mistreat their animals(black labs-- used to be showdogs)... and if they werent directly connected to DH's family-- i would turn them into animal control in a heartbeat. Everytime they go out of town I contemplate turning them in... but realizing the hurt it would cause the family-- decide not to. We take big 50lb bags of dog food and let them eat it till its gone... DH is real sensitive about the subject too. Animals are just like children... I cant bare to see someone mistreat them.

JJClemson I can tell your baby might not have been the healthiest in the beginning... but now at 55lbs.. I can honestly say I dont think you starve yours. Ours are mini's and are 16 lbs... lol but 16 lbs of pure muscle!! Im sure your baby is the same.

Just recently I posted on how we had to take ours to the vet for their yearlys... and they told us we had to take away Jethro's frisbee (better known as "Fwibbie"). He is very emotionally attached to it and cannot function without it-- wont eat unless its by his side, constantly burrying it, uncovering it-- in the summer he puts it in the pool, waits till it floats halfway around.. and then swims to it (hes learned to make-do when we wont throw it for him). We did what the doc said and took "Fwibbie" away-- and he and Ellie may play a lot better now. Its amazing what they get into.

hiwaygal
02-02-2007, 10:22 AM
kmab00...

Welcome to furkid mommyhood!!:rotfl:

Your new little addition is ADORABLE!!!

And I envy you being able to smell puppy breath!:rotfl:

My three "little" monsters keep DH and I busy...

Good luck with your new little family and may you have many many happy moments together!!

JJClemson
02-02-2007, 10:28 AM
That poor baby was taken away from its mommy too young? Aww... I hate that.

We know a lot of people who mistreat their animals(black labs-- used to be showdogs)... and if they werent directly connected to DH's family-- i would turn them into animal control in a heartbeat. Everytime they go out of town I contemplate turning them in... but realizing the hurt it would cause the family-- decide not to. We take big 50lb bags of dog food and let them eat it till its gone... DH is real sensitive about the subject too. Animals are just like children... I cant bare to see someone mistreat them.

JJClemson I can tell your baby might not have been the healthiest in the beginning... but now at 55lbs.. I can honestly say I dont think you starve yours. Ours are mini's and are 16 lbs... lol but 16 lbs of pure muscle!! Im sure your baby is the same.

Just recently I posted on how we had to take ours to the vet for their yearlys... and they told us we had to take away Jethro's frisbee (better known as "Fwibbie"). He is very emotionally attached to it and cannot function without it-- wont eat unless its by his side, constantly burrying it, uncovering it-- in the summer he puts it in the pool, waits till it floats halfway around.. and then swims to it (hes learned to make-do when we wont throw it for him). We did what the doc said and took "Fwibbie" away-- and he and Ellie may play a lot better now. Its amazing what they get into.

Maggie- I am so glad that Jethro is getting along better w/ Ellie now that he doesn't have his frisbee. I know you were really worried about them :hug:

We adopted Nati from a shelter. He and his brother were just dropped off one morning w/ a note that said their birthdate and explained that the owner could not handle the puppies :sad1: When DF and I saw him, we knew we had to have him. He was so small and looked so unhealthy b/c he was taken away too young. Our friend adopted his brother and he actually ended up dying a few weeks later :sad2: Luckily, Nati is fine now! He still has some abandonment issues and hates being taken to the kennel!

You would never guess he had such a hard beginning though. DF and I make sure he gets 30 minutes of exercise each day. We run with him, swim with him, play frisbee. He is super-spoiled now! I used to work as a dog walker, and it really is a shame how people don't take care of their pets. They ignore them, mistreat them, it's so upsetting!

We should all be proud of ourselves for giving our dogs such loving homes :)

ForKeeps
02-02-2007, 10:31 AM
PUPPIES!

I LOVE PUPPIES!

Oh Pixie is so adorable...and Maggie your little furbabies are so adorable too!

OH...now I want a puppy.

I'll just have to go home to my parents' and visit Logan

This was him when we first got him
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k302/tlmurray/Logan-1.jpg

And this is us a year and a half later.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k302/tlmurray/tiffanyandlogan.jpg

Now...DH and I don't have room in our apartment for a giant schnauzer. But ohhhhhh....yorkies are so precious.

Btw...that was SUCH a SWEET thing for you DH to do...to surprise you like that :cloud9:

:goodvibes

Malibelle
02-02-2007, 11:44 AM
Kmab00- ist so cute! good luck with little Pixie. Love the name.princess:

kmab00
02-02-2007, 11:46 AM
Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful comments!! She sure is a littel rotten ol thing! :) I AM a picture taker so I will for sure be taking LOTS of pictures!!!

Maggimus, your idea of crate training is awesome!! Thank you! :) And your dogs are so cute!!!!

ForKeeps, I had no idea that there were giant schnauzer's out there! Your dog is gorgeous!!! Sorry you can't keep him in your apartment!!

Summer-Caitlin, a growth report is a cute idea! :)

JJClemson, I'm glad those 3 am cries will be over with soon! We just went and took a "nap" and she slept right on my pillow the entire time!!! Maybe those "naps" aren't such a good idea, though! Keep her up all night!!! :laughing:

wendy46001, Thank you! I used to have cats, too!!

hiwaygal, furhood....:laughing: that's cute!! And I love puppy breath! Awww!! :)

DisneyFairy19
02-02-2007, 11:47 AM
How adorable... You must be having so much fun with her.. My Bichon is named Dixie... And she is so much fun to be with..

Maggimus
02-02-2007, 11:51 AM
naps... we napped every couple of hours. Its what kept my dogs going.... they would play for for 30 minutes and literally start fighting and getting restless.... i would nap them frequently. It helped them sleep through the night in the crate. They do say, however, more than 8 hours in a crate is cruel for a dog (they cannot hold their pee that long). DH and I put them to bed when we go to bed... and they get up before we even shower. It works out well.

DisneyDeeFL
02-02-2007, 12:16 PM
I love the pictures of everyone's puppies!! I am a dog lover for sure. So i have to share pics of mine (if i can figure out how to post pics correctly). Charley is an australian shepherd mix. He just turned 2, but we got him at the animal shelter when he was 6 months...his first owners said he was too hyper :hyper: It's their loss, because he is the cutest thing ever!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/deedeeh15/charley.jpg
this wasn't his actual b-day, but he wore the hat very well!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/deedeeh15/charleyandjerm2.jpg
and this is charley with DF...a "father and son" moment!

Maggimus
02-02-2007, 12:25 PM
I love the pictures of everyone's puppies!! I am a dog lover for sure. So i have to share pics of mine (if i can figure out how to post pics correctly). Charley is an australian shepherd mix. He just turned 2, but we got him at the animal shelter when he was 6 months...his first owners said he was too hyper :hyper: It's their loss, because he is the cutest thing ever!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/deedeeh15/charley.jpg
this wasn't his actual b-day, but he wore the hat very well!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/deedeeh15/charleyandjerm2.jpg
and this is charley with DF...a "father and son" moment!

That photo is so cute...

Maggimus
02-02-2007, 02:54 PM
One final bit of advice that I want to give you-- no one told me this but luckily everything fell into place...

BATHE YOUR DOG A LOT WHILE ITS A PUPPY!!

very important. If you can get them used to bathing now-- its a sinch as they get older. Many adult dogs hate water... and hate bathing. My dogs now know the word "bath" and when we are running water in the spare bathroom (their bathtub)... they always know its for them... I normally cant keep Jethro from jumping into the tub water before the water is finished filling (also remember that dogs internal temp is much different than ours-- so no luke warm water for your dog-- they like it warmer than that!).

JJClemson
02-02-2007, 04:04 PM
How adorable... You must be having so much fun with her.. My Bichon is named Dixie... And she is so much fun to be with..

Oh you have a bichon! I had one of those growing up, they're the cutest :) If you have some pics, you should share with us ;)

SRUAlmn
02-03-2007, 09:47 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:
She is absolutely adorable and what a perfect name!!

We got our new baby last June, so let me know if you have any new puppy questions. I'll be happy to help!

Namsupak
02-04-2007, 12:22 AM
You all are making me so jealous with your puppy pics! I want a puppy so bad but DF says we have to wait until our lives settle down a little.

Congratulations on your new addition! Yorkies are so adorable :goodvibes

Luvndisney
02-04-2007, 08:10 AM
Pixie is sooooo cute. Funny but as soon as we got home from our honeymoon and wedding we bought 2 Yorkies...names them Lilo & Stitch...aren't they just the greatest. I saw your pic and wanted mine to be that tiny again!
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/luvndisney/DSC03592.jpg

best of luck with her they are a wonderful breed with lots of love in them and they stay tiny forever!

everyone's dogs are soo cute...hmmm we need a pet thread here i think??

Maggimus
02-04-2007, 08:11 AM
Pixie is sooooo cute. Funny but as soon as we got home from our honeymoon and wedding we bought 2 Yorkies...names them Lilo & Stitch...aren't they just the greatest. I saw your pic and wanted mine to be that tiny again!
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/luvndisney/DSC03592.jpg

best of luck with her they are a wonderful breed with lots of love in them and they stay tiny forever!

everyone's dogs are soo cute...hmmm we need a pet thread here i think??

SOO cute-- those names are adorable. We had a time finding two names that could go together--

sunsh1ne
02-04-2007, 12:37 PM
your new addition is so cute. I really think pets are a great addition to a family. and the name is absolutly perfect good luck. she is getting a great family

janine
02-04-2007, 01:30 PM
Oh wow, how beautiful.
We too have just got a new pup. Her name is Hollie, she is a black Cocker Spaniel and she was born on 28th November.
Some of you may remember that our beloved Bertie (our 7 year old golden cocker spaniel ) died on 3rd Feb 06, just 2 weeks before we were to fly off to WDW for our wedding. It was a horrendous time, I lost over a stone in weight, and my dress didn't fit properly, due to the heartbreak.
It was the anniversary this weekend, but we have just got Hollie, who helped to brighten our day. She is just so beautiful and we love her loads.
Here she is:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/princessellie/puppies007.jpg
This is her at about 3 weeks old

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/princessellie/hollie005.jpg
This is her at 9 weeks old (attacking poor Mickey, hmm, she may have to go!! :) )

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/princessellie/a037.jpg
This was Bertie, aged 7, died 3rd February 2006, RIP pal!!

SRUAlmn
02-04-2007, 01:49 PM
Oh wow, how beautiful.
We too have just got a new pup. Her name is Hollie, she is a black Cocker Spaniel and she was born on 28th November.
Some of you may remember that our beloved Bertie (our 7 year old golden cocker spaniel ) died on 3rd Feb 06, just 2 weeks before we were to fly off to WDW for our wedding. It was a horrendous time, I lost over a stone in weight, and my dress didn't fit properly, due to the heartbreak.
It was the anniversary this weekend, but we have just got Hollie, who helped to brighten our day. She is just so beautiful and we love her loads.
Here she is:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/princessellie/puppies007.jpg
This is her at about 3 weeks old

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/princessellie/hollie005.jpg
This is her at 9 weeks old (attacking poor Mickey, hmm, she may have to go!! :) )

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/princessellie/a037.jpg
This was Bertie, aged 7, died 3rd February 2006, RIP pal!!


How sweet!!! They are both adorable!! We got our new cocker spaniel, Riley, in July shortly after losing our other beloved cocker spaniel Bradie. They are GREAT dogs!!!

jasnal
02-04-2007, 01:59 PM
Congrats on your new puppy!! I love dogs! I wish my three babies were little again!!!


http://C:\Documents and Settings\Michael Sheffield\My Documents\My Pictures\The babies-Christmas 2006

Belle1981
02-04-2007, 02:54 PM
OMG I am totally in love! Yorkies are my fav breed. I have grown up with one and I can't wait until we get married to get our own....All the dogs are just lovely BUT the YORKIES have my heart! LOVELY!:yay:

Summer-Caitlin
02-04-2007, 04:14 PM
Awww, I just love everyones pics, I am such a dog lover so I had to join in the fun, here are a few pictures of my gorgeous dog Sir Morgan Spice.

Here is one when he was a puppy sleeping:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Summer-Caitlin/061130_14180.jpg

Another cute one of him waking up after spying me above him:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Summer-Caitlin/061130_14181.jpg

A picture which encapsulates Morgan:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Summer-Caitlin/HPIM0158.jpg

Here he is today, 5 years old and still as cute as ever, he never did grow into his tongue:lmao:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l82/Summer-Caitlin/Image015-1.jpg

JJClemson
02-04-2007, 09:07 PM
I love seeing pictures of everyone's dogs :goodvibes I only have a couple pictures of my guy as a puppy and they aren't digital, and I don't have a scanner. Here are some of him all grown up. His name is Nati, he's a 4 year old black lab chow mix.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k87/jenileeh/DSCN0036.jpg


http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k87/jenileeh/DSCN0103.jpg

Maggimus
02-05-2007, 08:03 AM
I love seeing pictures of everyone's dogs :goodvibes I only have a couple pictures of my guy as a puppy and they aren't digital, and I don't have a scanner. Here are some of him all grown up. His name is Nati, he's a 4 year old black lab chow mix.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k87/jenileeh/DSCN0036.jpg


http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k87/jenileeh/DSCN0103.jpg

I just love big dogs!! Summer-Caitlin I think yours is so cute too!! DH wont let us have a big dog-- he knows i have to bring my dogs in the house, ya know? Too cold outside for them to live-- and a big dog would take over the place (or so he says). I come from a house where my mom had an a rotweiler inside the house as a pet (which is the best dog ever...).

JJClemson
02-05-2007, 08:13 AM
I just love big dogs!! Summer-Caitlin I think yours is so cute too!! DH wont let us have a big dog-- he knows i have to bring my dogs in the house, ya know? Too cold outside for them to live-- and a big dog would take over the place (or so he says). I come from a house where my mom had an a rotweiler inside the house as a pet (which is the best dog ever...).

Big dogs can definitely live in the house! Mine isn't too big though, 55 lbs. You just have to let them know where their place is. I'm the other way... I want a small dog! I fly home a lot and I want a dog who can go on the plane w/ me, but DF won't let me get a little dog :sad2:

happylalagirl
02-05-2007, 06:55 PM
Well, I know it's been a while since I posted last. Still haven't kicked this cold... although it has since morphed into a cough and now into a sore throat... maybe one day I'll feel better. In the meantime, we have 2 dogs, 2 cats and an African Grey parrot that plucks himself to keep us happy... along with our 10 year old daughter and new baby growing in me... I will have to post some pics later since I'm at work now and don't have any on this computer. They are adorable though. The oldest one is my DH's cat, Zoey (the only one I don't get along with). He's a mixed breed and he's old. He is going to be 15 this May and showing his age. Next oldest is my "puppy" Jake. :goodvibes He is going to be 9 years old this summer. He's a mixed breed also - mostly beagle but some basset hound in him. He's tall though. He stands about 20". He's the greatest!! Never growls, bares teeth and the only time he barks is when he sees a cat outside or squirrel or bird or anything that moves.... next is our other dog, Crawford. She is named after the town we got her in. She was the bonus gift when we purchased our land in TN. There was a dog there that had 9 puppies. She was the runt. Andrew fell in love with her. The man who sold us the land said we could take her. They were trying to find homes for all of them anyway. Her father was 100% Spitz and her mom was something like a cattle shepard, so she's actually pretty small and extremely timid. She sheds like there's no tomorrow. If we collected all the hair, we could have made about 3000 yards of carpet by now....:rotfl2: and then there's our bird. His name is Houdini - he got out of his cage the first week we had him. He was a beautiful Congo African Gray Parrot until we moved him without preparing him properly and now he won't let any of his feathers grow back in. It's sad to look at if you've never seen him before, but after a while, it just becomes funny.:) We are still trying to get him to break the habit of plucking, but it's not easy.... And the newest addition to our family is my Siamese cat. I say mine because he cuddles with me all the time and it was my idea to rescue him. He was a stray at a professor's house and since she already had 4 cats, she couldn't take him in. I told her if she couldn't find his owner, I'd take him. Well, she tried to finding an owner. She looked for 2 months, advertised, the whole nine... but no one responded. So, I went and picked him up. He is the greatest cat ever!! :thumbsup2 He is playful, loving, sweet and has the worst breath ever!!! Fish breath, yuck!! Good thing he has a cute face. :laughing:

JJClemson
02-05-2007, 07:00 PM
Well, I know it's been a while since I posted last. Still haven't kicked this cold... although it has since morphed into a cough and now into a sore throat... maybe one day I'll feel better. In the meantime, we have 2 dogs, 2 cats and an African Grey parrot that plucks himself to keep us happy... along with our 10 year old daughter and new baby growing in me... I will have to post some pics later since I'm at work now and don't have any on this computer. They are adorable though. The oldest one is my DH's cat, Zoey (the only one I don't get along with). He's a mixed breed and he's old. He is going to be 15 this May and showing his age. Next oldest is my "puppy" Jake. :goodvibes He is going to be 9 years old this summer. He's a mixed breed also - mostly beagle but some basset hound in him. He's tall though. He stands about 20". He's the greatest!! Never growls, bares teeth and the only time he barks is when he sees a cat outside or squirrel or bird or anything that moves.... next is our other dog, Crawford. She is named after the town we got her in. She was the bonus gift when we purchased our land in TN. There was a dog there that had 9 puppies. She was the runt. Andrew fell in love with her. The man who sold us the land said we could take her. They were trying to find homes for all of them anyway. Her father was 100% Spitz and her mom was something like a cattle shepard, so she's actually pretty small and extremely timid. She sheds like there's no tomorrow. If we collected all the hair, we could have made about 3000 yards of carpet by now....:rotfl2: and then there's our bird. His name is Houdini - he got out of his cage the first week we had him. He was a beautiful Congo African Gray Parrot until we moved him without preparing him properly and now he won't let any of his feathers grow back in. It's sad to look at if you've never seen him before, but after a while, it just becomes funny.:) We are still trying to get him to break the habit of plucking, but it's not easy.... And the newest addition to our family is my Siamese cat. I say mine because he cuddles with me all the time and it was my idea to rescue him. He was a stray at a professor's house and since she already had 4 cats, she couldn't take him in. I told her if she couldn't find his owner, I'd take him. Well, she tried to finding an owner. She looked for 2 months, advertised, the whole nine... but no one responded. So, I went and picked him up. He is the greatest cat ever!! :thumbsup2 He is playful, loving, sweet and has the worst breath ever!!! Fish breath, yuck!! Good thing he has a cute face. :laughing:

Diane, my parents have an African Grey too. I guess it's technically my brother's b/c he picked it out when he was 10. Does yours mimic peoples' voices exactly? Their's does and boy is it scary! I'll think my mom is home when she's not :rotfl: When I bring my dog up to NJ, he'll call the dog over in my voice and confuse the poor thing! It's so funny!

happylalagirl
02-05-2007, 07:05 PM
Diane, my parents have an African Grey too. I guess it's technically my brother's b/c he picked it out when he was 10. Does yours mimic peoples' voices exactly? Their's does and boy is it scary! I'll think my mom is home when she's not :rotfl: When I bring my dog up to NJ, he'll call the dog over in my voice and confuse the poor thing! It's so funny!

HAHAHA!! Jen, no, unfortunately, ours doesn't talk yet. But he's still young. He will be 3 years old in the end of April. Considering their life span, he is still a baby. :) However, since I am an avid whistler, something I acquired from my father, so is our bird. He whistles a LOT and mimics all kinds of noises. The latest sound is our dog whining and barking. That's funny. He can also whistle the entire theme to the Andy Griffith show. He mimics the sound the phone makes when you push the buttons and he tries to mimic the ring , but because it's so electronic, he has a hard time. It sounds like he's singing under water. Quite funny. :rotfl: We are hoping that we will be able to pay more attention to him and we can get him to stop ripping his feathers out... we'll see. It's going to take a long time, but he's one of our babies and we love him - even if he does look like a chicken that's been plucked....:rotfl2:

jasnal
02-05-2007, 09:05 PM
These are my babies: Grady, Heidi, and Cody. Grady and Cody are maltepoos and Heidi is a sheltie.
http://http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/shopgrl330/Thebabies-Christmas2006.jpg
This is Grady:
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/shopgrl330/Picture013.jpg

jasnal
02-05-2007, 09:06 PM
http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/shopgrl330/Thebabies-Christmas2006.jpg