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12/4/15 9:09 P

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So my husband and I have had quite a change in our pet family. Our beagle got bad pain in his back and legs. He was in so much pain and meds weren't helping so we put him to sleep. Poor baby was 12 years old.
We then got a lab mix from a local shelter. She is active and very loving. She is only a year old. It is a big change energy level from a 12 year old dog to a 1 year old. this dog gets me out for walks (when the Oregon weather permits) and laughter at how fast/silly she runs around the house.
We also got a ferret. I didn't realize that her behavior was because she had an underlining decease but she is mellowing out slowly. I also believe she is both blind and deaf. I have had a total of 5 ferrets when I was younger but I haven't seen so much strength from one little ferret as I do in her. I try to interact with her but she doesn't seem to know how to play and is always running head first into things. Any advice on ferrets would be appreciated.
It is cute watching the ferret and dog run in the hallway like little buggies. I am so blessed to have them both and to see how much they have changed in the short time we have had them.

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2/15/15 8:11 P

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I live in Hillsboro/Beaverton and I have a 13 year old beagle named Rocky. He loves to walk and pee on everything and he has always ignored what I say. He's from the animal protection place back in Cleveland, Ohio. Best dog in the world! emoticon

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1/6/15 3:01 P

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I live in Florence, we have a 9 year old Beagle named Kelie. She has some issues, suffers from separation anxiety -- but we are use to it. We also have an African Gray named Robbie - he is 12 and is a plucker. But we love him anyway. He goes in spurts on this plucking. We also have a Caique, name Candy she is 2 years old and quite a character. She definitely is in charge.


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1/4/15 10:25 A

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I live near Roseburg and have a siberian huskey (Zen) and a blue-froned amazon parrot (TM). Zen is almost 11 years old now and starting to have some health issues and TM has been with me for almost 35 years (almost as long as my husband has been around.)

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I live in the Portland metro area. My big guy is half Great Dane and half Black Lab. He was a rescue dog that I adopted when he was four. He is eight now, and I can see him begin to move slower. Every morning when my alarm goes off he hops on the bed to get his morning tummy rub. Even that is going slower these days. A baby aspirin seems to help when he is really sore.

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11/18/14 9:52 A

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if its too cold for you to be outside please bring in your animals. i keep seeing a post about that on facebook. even if you just put your animal in the grange with a heater it is too cold for them out there.

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9/11/14 3:42 P

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ENGLISHGIRL,
I can't remember a time when I didn't have some sort of pet (even if it was a hamster or worm) and I can't emagine not having a pet either. I love how dogs like to go for walk and will remind you to go even when it is bad weather.

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9/11/14 3:40 P

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I live in Gresham. I have one beagle-fox hound mix that is 13 years old. He resently had a bad flare up of arthritis in his back leg/ hip, so I haven't been walking much because he gets so tired out. I am also pet sitting my parents dogs which are long-haired chuauaca (like the taco bell dog) and a douchen. So I have been walking them down to the park and back and my dog around the yard. I call it doggie therapy because I don't let him sit down but keep moving slowly and then I tried to (if he lets me) rub/pet him. Anyone else have an older dog that gets arthritis flare up? any suggestions on how I can help him? I have read that he has to keep moving/walking some or it will lock up. Is that true?

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9/4/14 1:00 P

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I live on the central coast and our pack consists of GSD (Pure Bred blue German Shepard named Zora, a Chinese Crested powder puff named Lexi, and my good old rescue dog who is 14 named Sunny. We also are owned by two cats named Millie (14 yrs.old) and Sophie (13 yrs. old) Both are rescue cats. We love them all dearly. The GSD and CCPP are still puppies. Only 1 1/2 years old. They are a handful. GSD is 80 lbs. and CCPP is only 11 lbs.
They are good friends and follow each other around and play together. Sometimes we have to remind Zora that she is way bigger than Lexi but the little CCPP holds her own. Their pix are on my spark page. Take care.

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8/17/14 2:54 P

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I live in Gladstone which is just outside of Portland. I have two dogs, a four year old, pure white German Shepard named Teak. I also have an eleven year old Shuh Tzu named Bonnie These two are my very best pals. I have been a dog lover since childhood and I seldom went without a dog. Today, I can't imagine my life without one. Are you folks animal lovers and if so, what do you have?

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