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Post Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:58 am

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Black cat...
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Post Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:23 pm

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Funny, but IIRC it is white cats that are considered bad luck in the UK. The 'Americans' changed it just to be stubborn and defiant of the king during their fight for independence.

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Post Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:55 pm

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Here's my little tortoiseshell being her clingy self.

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Post Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:45 pm

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saying 'scratch my belly!'

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Post Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:27 pm

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This is Bob. He is beautiful and probably would love to be picked up and cuddled. Hey, fgarci - Bob would LOVE to eat... uhh... meet your pet rat!



No, he is not a pet! Saw him on my walk late last night. He is a very large (for the species) Mojave rattlesnake. Unlike most species of rattlesnake which have a hemotoxin, the Mojave has a neurotoxin. Supposedly the strength and composition of the venom makes it about as dangerous as a cobra bite. There is available anti-venom, but speed of getting the anti-venom is critical, as is identification of the species.

Mojave rattlesnakes are frequently mistaken with Western Diamondback rattlesnakes. Quickest way of identifying which species the snake is consists of looking at the stripes on the tail. That is why the video focuses on the tail of the snake. (Going to show the video to my son once he wakes up) A Western Diamondback's black stripes are as wide as (or more frequently - wider than) the white stripes. The Mohave's white stripes are much thicker than the black stripes.

Here is a picture of a slightly larger Western Diamondback rattlesnake taken earlier this week on my late-night walks. You can see the stripes are pretty close in size to each other.

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Post Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:04 am

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a gif of my cat Spike in the office. My wife found him on Craigslist, and after some flee pills and a good bath, he's become the king of the house.
jeffmoss26: pardon my ignorance to the real world, but what started all this mess in B'more
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Post Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:02 pm

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This is Bird Bird. We tried other names years ago but that's the only one he'd respond to.

He likes to sing Georgie's Theme from "Twisted Nerve" and keeps us alert to anything anomalous happening in and around the apartment (including oversleeping or not checking in with him frequently enough :)).
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Post Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:41 pm

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My lazy one flop eard Pershing cat keeping me out of my chair.
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Post Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:06 pm

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Amazing thread. Just amazing. Very pleasant to see everyone sharing their pets. I unfortunately do not have any pictures to add but I sure did have a nice list of pets.
1. Persian Cat w. One green eye and One blue eye
2. Rottweiler (Boy) - would love to grab a chair that someone was sitting on and picking it up with his teeth. Huge dog. Died young because the neighbors failed to tell us their dog died from a virus that can be picked up if another dog comes into contact w. anything the sick dog smelled and with dogs that everything.
3. Rottweiler (Girl) - passed away from brain cancer at 12 yrs old. Was my best friend during my early childhood. We brought her at the age of 2 from Russian and once we got here she got sick which started a long list of surgeries but she managed to fight through it all. If we calculate how much money we spent on her surgeries in total (animal procedures are often as or can even be more expensive then human) we would probably be able to go buy a brand new BMW but it goes to show that our pets are much more than just pets, they are part of the family.
4. Small Pets - Cameleon, Small Snake (unknown), Lizard snake mix, picky lizard (forgot bread), 1 white mouse, 1 dwarf hamster which I felt was lonely so I got it one more and it just so happened that it was a male & female which is something you never want to do unless you want a hamster farm. She would birth 7-8 babies every week or so. It got so bad that all of my local petland stores stopped taking them. I ended up having petland take the entire aquarium with all of them.
5. Raised a liter of kittens because the mother passed away during or father birth so yea its milk every 2 hours and making sure all 6 got their share.
7. Aquarium with topical fish. I forget the size but it was something like 40-50 gallons.
8. Rottweiler (boy) that we unfortunately had to give up because we were expecting our first child and had worries that we would not be able to raise a dog (he was about 8 months if I remember correctly) and a child at the same time. I guess being parents to the pup got us thinking of becoming parents for real. We passed him along to a very very nice family about 2 hours away with a huge house and back yard. Still say in contact with the family and get updated pictures. He got really big. Unfortunately we were not able to go visit him because I have driver license issues thus no car.

Wish I had pictures of all of them but Ill take a look.
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Post Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:04 am

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this is my collection of animate objects

fish a
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fish b & c (these fish have the superpower of being blurry)
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chickens a - c & e (chicken d not pictured)
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cat tax
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Post Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:13 am

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Awesome pets. Those chickens look magical too.
jeffmoss26: pardon my ignorance to the real world, but what started all this mess in B'more
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Post Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:14 pm

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Wife with our greyhound who was a rescue from greyhound race track.
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Post Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:12 am

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This is our cat, Neko-chan

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This is my second cat. Our first cat I had from when I was 5 - my mum rescued her from a co-worker who's cats had kittens and he was going to kill them if nobody bought them, so the family story goes. She was a black and white moggie girl, sadly I have no photos digitised but she was a really lovely cat - super calm and delicate. Sadly she passed away in 2007 from old age and illness. Her name was "Cat", which is because apparently when I was a little kid I came up with a new name for her every day and my parents got fed up of this and said "that's it, we're calling her Cat" :D.

Neko-chan, I got in 2008. She's a ginger girl, her name is a joint homage to our first cat ("Neko-chan", roughly translated means Ms. Cat in Japanese), and also a nod to my deep involvement in Japanese culture and anime throughout my teen years. She's a lot more sprightly than Cat and has had a couple of accidents but she's still fighting fit and a very happy and contented (and spoiled!) pussy. When I got her she had fleas, worms and was in a bit of a state so I gave her a good home, warm bed, fancy food and sorted out those fleas and worms, got her chipped and she now gets her proper yearly vet checkup and monthly de-flea and tri-monthly worming pills and is faring much better!

Warning: I have approximately five hundred yottabytes of cat photos so I'll try to be good and just post this one... :mrgreen:

Other pets I've had include guinea pigs (my sister's, technically), goldfish, and two cornsnakes with my ex a few years ago. I'm very much an animal lover so hoping to get more animals when my living situation allows it - probably get snakes again, tropical fish, a rabbit.. Would love to get kittens but I don't think Neko would be very happy!
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Post Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:33 pm

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Very cool orange kitteh!
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Post Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:11 pm

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When in the mood this cat will walk and sleep with the toy on her head.
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