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   MeiDei  This is for those of you who love horses & animals in general - I came across a blurb about rare horses & found this one to be amazing. FTA: "I had to look twice…this horse is beautiful enough to be a bronzed statue! With an unbelievably shiny coat that appears to be metallic in the sun, the Akhal Teke is the national emblem of the country of Turkmenistan. Not surprisingly, it’s known as the golden horse!"
To really appreciate this regal horse, click on the photo to make it bigger.

   Yesterday at 08:10 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Thanks for posting. Never heard of this breed before.

A very interesting read, and some great photos/drawings at this site:

and here:
Yesterday at 11:50 EST .

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   MeiDei  The avg. price for this particular horse is 50,000 Euros. Most others of different colors are in the 10-20,000 Euro range. Transportation is extra. Another thing about this horse - it's eyes are closer together & forward over it's muzzle giving it a unique/pretty appearance. The photo I'm guessing is in Russia since there'a a sub in the background : )
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   Carolina Kat  Flat City Girl! I've got a Rosy, too. She's a six month old, 90# english mastiff pup. (the beautiful mastiff Shiloh in my icon photo died in May ) I named her Rosy because she is an apricot mastiff - and has a rosy outlook on life!
   September 27 at 17:29 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  She is a beauty. Good Lord! Look at those feet! How big will she be when she reaches her full growth? My son loves an English Mastiff. He talked about getting one, then fell heir to a Boxer by default, and now have three.

Rosie's story is a page or two down if you want to read about her. She's sort of a miracle pup.
September 29 at 15:47 EST .

   Escaped commieny  don't know a thing about Mastif, but brought home a 35 lb black lab that is now 85 #, never know what a rescue will be, she is so lovable and takes care of the little beagle, had to respond for the 'feet' comment, Molly had/has Hugh feet
September 29 at 18:11 EST .

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   Carolina Kat  I just read your 'cookie' story about Rosie. So funny - and yes I believe dogs do talk to each other. We use the word "cookie" as a fail-safe. No matter what is going on we can get the dogs to come and sit. The horses also come to 'cookie' but they don't 'sit' - LOL.

My Rosy will top out between 180 and 200 pounds. Her sister is a 50# 5 mo old Newfoundland named Nora. Her paws are even bigger!
Thursday at 20:14 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Rosie's first Cool Whip bowl.
   September 21 at 09:17 EST .

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   Carolina Kat  Aww - I love that. And if it rains, she has a rain hat. ; )
September 27 at 17:33 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Favorite Rosie photos.
   September 21 at 09:14 EST .

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   Surfhut  Mornin' Gram. Remember when Straun used to post kitties for you?
   September 20 at 09:18 EST .

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   Gram77  What a nice surprise!! You bet I remember. Just the other day I checked here to see what was cooking and today we have kittens. Thanks!
September 21 at 06:06 EST .

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   Safetydude  Reference to my FlatCityGirl post:
   September 13 at 22:45 EST .

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   Seminolesecure  Cats are such champion nappers.
September 16 at 14:12 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  The white kitty is still with us [He's our Easter Kitty], but the beautiful black girl crossed the Rainbow Bridge a couple of months back.
   September 10 at 09:28 EST .

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   MeiDei  That's a sweet picture, sorry for your loss.
September 11 at 09:10 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  The white cat is named Bob. He had a sister/litter mate named Liz. They came to us on Easter Sunday weekend through the wife of a guy my son worked with. I never was clear on just how the kittens came to Sean and Lisa, but Sean is allergic to cats and Lisa was going to take them to the "pound," but stopped by our house first to see if we wanted them. I think we had four or five cats at that time, and the last thing in the world I wanted was more cats. But I knew if they went to the pound they wouldn't last anytime, so we took the in. They were barely bog enough to be weaned, and so cute. The youngest grandson named them Bob and Liz.

Liz was [is, if she's still living], the most evil cat I have ever known. We eventually took her to some friends who live down at Lake Diversion because we couldn't live with her any longer, and neither could the dogs or other cats here. Our friends said they needed a "mouser," and said they would take her and she could live outside and fend for herself. For several years, they would see her around the lake. She had gotten really big/fat, so she must have been living high on the hog on all of the wild life around the lake. They haven't seen her now in a long while, so we guess that she's gone.

We never could understand how Bob could be such a sweet, loving cat and Liz was the absolute incarnation of evil.

We have another rescue --a calico named Devil Cat. She can be a little scrappy, but she couldn't hold a candle to Liz.

The black kitty was named Maggie. She and Bob were great friends. We referred to them as Yin and Yang. You can see why.
September 12 at 11:51 EST .

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   Safetydude  Is it not unusual to have two adult cats, not from the same litter, bond like Yin and Yang unless they are breeding?

All the cats that have owned us were 'throw-away', or animals we rescued. The last ones were three kittens that our son found in box on the side of a road. We lost one of the males soon after we brought them home from their stay at the Vet for spaying, neutering and shots.

The other two grew up in the same house and were loved(almost )equally but 'Tigger', the male, and 'Dommino' never did get along. They tolerated each other, but that was about it.

The two of them would sleep on our bed, as far apart as they could, but still be near the top of the bed and as close to us as possible, without touching each other.

Now they are buried in the the woods behind the house they grew up in, next to each other.

Our home, here in SW Florida is, by choice, in the no pet section our community.
September 13 at 22:21 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Is it unusual? I don't know. Our cats --numerous over forty or so years, and all rescues or ones who just wandered in off the street, have always gotten along. I don't know why. The only one we ever had over the years who wouldn't snuggle up with the others --or snuggle up with the dogs, was Liz. She was just an odd cat and evil. She couldn't get along with anyone --human or animal.

The calico Devil Cat snuggles with the dogs and even other cats on occasion. All of our cats are in and out cats. I don't have litter boxes in the house [ugh!], but they have a cat door so they come and go to eat and sleep. When I put my electric blanket on in the winter, my bed is Pet Central. Somewhere I've got a photo taken last winter of the bed with three Boxer dogs and four cats all curled up, staying warm.
September 14 at 09:45 EST .

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   Safetydude  Roger on no litter box(es ) in the house.

We had two pet doors so our guys could come and go, at will. There was, in one of the garage bays, an 'emergency' litter box that was never used.

One of the drawbacks with the pet doors was the occasional stray looking for a home. But the biggest problem was that the cats were able to drag in 'gifts', like live baby rabbits or chipmunks(yes, both plural ), and deposit them on our bed in the middle of the night.

"Dommino", a female Calico, was the best hunter and we were always surprised in the morning when we went downstairs to discover a partly eaten something in the den.
September 14 at 19:26 EST .

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   Seminolesecure  That is my fear on cat doors.
September 16 at 14:13 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  Funny thing. Our calico is the best hunter. Hmmm . . . I wonder if that's something peculiar to calicos?

So far, we have not had "gifts" brought to us through the cat door.
September 17 at 12:03 EST .

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   Seminolesecure  Here's our shelter cat. He won life's lotto by being super cute and affectionately head butting my neck from his eye level open cage door. He overcame the fact that I was specifically looking for an orange and white cat and had NO INTEREST in another black cat. My husband said, "he had you at head butt." We later found out, during an x-ray for an unrelated problem, that he'd been shot in his first year before we got him. The bullet is there for all to see. He loves life and I think has forgotten all about his ghetto year!
   September 8 at 16:14 EST .

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   FlatCityGirl  I'd say you and the pretty boy both lucked out. He's beautiful. I just lost my black beauty to illness, bless her sweet heart. I love black cats. I love all cats, but black ones especially.
September 8 at 22:03 EST .

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