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« on: September 12, 2017, 10:54:35 PM »
Hi guys!

I'm not sure if we have a thread like this, so I figured I'd make one.

Anyhow... do any of you have pets? Do they keep you company while you write? My cat Jezabelle sometimes perches on the back of my chair, or sits on the couch my desk is situated beside, when I write.

Here's a picture of us lounging about:


I'd love to see y'all's pets if you have any!

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 11:54:39 PM »
I've never figured out how to put pictures on here, but you can see one of my dogs in my avatar. Unfortunately, I no longer have a dog, but that is Joshua at about 8 months old.


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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 12:04:01 AM »
Unfortunately not at the moment.

We did have a labrador, but he missed living at the seaside when my girlfriend moved in with me, so now he lives with her mum up in Yorkshire.

Off on holiday to Cornwall in a couple of days, but when we get back we have our eye on a lurcher puppy...

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 12:42:20 AM »
I have a never-ending fight with my cat over who owns my desk chair.

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 01:03:53 AM »
I have 4 chooks.  They're not allowed in the house, but we catch up on things when I hang out the washing.


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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 02:49:25 AM »


Dido says "hi" and "givus a bone, will ya?"

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 06:18:58 AM »
Falkor (bottom) & Axel.

They occasionally join me in my office ... ensuring that no work gets done.  :)



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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 06:50:35 AM »
I have a never-ending fight with my cat over who owns my desk chair.

What is up with that? I have a cat that gets in my chair the minute I stand up. Every time I go to the printer, or get a glass of water... I've found myself refusing to get up just to thwart her. I have 3 cats and the calico is the only one that does that.


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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 07:37:04 AM »
My dog Ajax loves to hang out under me . . .whether under my desk or under the bar. Achilles, also a dog, is always near by, but rarely in the way.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 07:40:05 AM »
Yup, this idiot sits on the chair next to my computer and sleeps.

 

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 07:50:58 AM »
I have a white rex rat next to my desk. Super lovable. Bonded to me. Bites everyone else.
 

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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 08:14:55 AM »
I've never figured out how to put pictures on here, but you can see one of my dogs in my avatar. Unfortunately, I no longer have a dog, but that is Joshua at about 8 months old.

I remember you speaking of your dogs in the past, and I always smile when I look at that "monster" who's trying to lick you to death and the fact that at that big it was still less than a year old. A Newfoundland, was it not?  :)

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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2017, 08:26:02 AM »
My boyfriend has a dachshund named Max who just lays around all day while I write. My room mate also has a cat but the cat goes nuts and tries to eat the cord on my headphones. Honestly I wish I had a more distraction free environment to do my writing in because some days the animals make it feel more like a zoo than my office.

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This is Sydnie. She's composed of 80% fur and 20% cat.

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2017, 10:14:05 AM »
We (my daughter) recently had a hermit crab named Crabby Patty.  Sadly, Crabby Patty stopped eating and passed away. 
I do have a ton of plants, though!  I like plants.  Plants are my thing. 
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2017, 10:17:08 AM »
I have a very old black and white cat (over 20) who interrupts me all the time for no apparent reason. He sometimes calms down when you brush him or put the heater on, but I think he just wants some sort of attention.
I also have a huge middle-aged hyperactive tabby cat who likes to jump on the keyboard when I'm typing - to be fair, it's on his way to the crate on the window-sill where he likes to sleep during the day. He quite often adds random stuff to my novels, and he has been known to crash the internet and (only once, thank goodness) send all my files to the Recycle Bin. Just as well I noticed that in time
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 10:20:36 AM »
Falkor (bottom) & Axel.

They occasionally join me in my office ... ensuring that no work gets done.  :)



So cute. Are they American bulldogs?

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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2017, 10:23:16 AM »
I have a never-ending fight with my cat over who owns my desk chair.

Maybe it's time to ditch the cat and get a dog. :)

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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2017, 10:29:47 AM »
Here are ours ... sorrowfully squeezed onto one bed, having eaten the other one.


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I love pet threads! Here's my familiar, Monkey.



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« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2017, 10:39:06 AM »


Dido says "hi" and "givus a bone, will ya?"

OMG! He looks sooooo like my Sam!  (I lost Sam to lupus and severe epilepsy several years ago. Sniff.  The only dog I've ever had who didn't live to advanced old age. Still miss him, the little bugger.)

My avatar is my current lord and master--a six and a half pound Pomeranian/Chihuahua mutt I rescued off the street. The vet estimated he was about 2 at the time....and he barely weighed 3 pounds. He's much better now! He is totally blind (he was mostly blind in the beginning), but you'd never know it...until he starts galloping about and runs into a wall.  Doesn't happen very often, though.

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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2017, 10:42:58 AM »
Here are ours ... sorrowfully squeezed onto one bed, having eaten the other one.





Lots cozier this way!   8)

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« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2017, 10:53:09 AM »
Lots cozier this way!   8)

In fact, they do often squeeze onto one bed by choice, even if it means someone's head dangles off the edge. It's sweet. :)


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« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2017, 11:03:47 AM »
LOL about sharing the dog beds, Becca!

Somewhere I have a picture of my six pounder in happy possession of a huge dog bed, while the bed's owner, a 70 lb pit/wolf hound mix, forlornly manages to claim only a few square inches of the corner with his butt.

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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2017, 11:05:04 AM »
LOL about sharing the dog beds, Becca!

Somewhere I have a picture of my six pounder in happy possession of a huge dog bed, while the bed's owner, a 70 lb pit/wolf hound mix, forlornly manages to claim only a few square inches of the corner with his butt.

LOL! First rule of dog club: the little guy's in charge.  8)

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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2017, 11:36:18 AM »
So cute. Are they American bulldogs?

Good eye. Yes they are.


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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2017, 04:32:22 PM »
every winter my back manx cat competes with my laptop for my lap when I'm writing, annoying but cute. In summer she doesn't want to know me :(


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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2017, 04:48:47 PM »
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Our executive protection & estate security team.

The big one, an American Bulldog from Boyd's, is bonded to me; he often sits beside me while I write. Slayer of coyotes, chaser of bears, bane of deer casing the garden, he holds the title of Undisputed Dog Park Wrestling Champion. He is also the local vet's first call for emergency blood donations. I have never seen a braver animal. He growls at thunder. He was the inspiration behind my MC's warhorse, Perseus.

The, um, "small" one (65 lbs., exactly half the mass of the big one) never leaves my wife's side except to run with me some mornings and to "play gargoyle" as we call it: sitting and looking out a window at the property, pulling security and telling the big one when it's time to go to work. She's a Boxer-Bullmastiff cross, and as clownish and playful as those two breeds can get, but damn if she didn't understand her job the moment she got to the property as a puppy. Her first day with us, she went over to the fenceline and walked it for a bit, sniffing the air, staring out at the valley, and just scoping things out. You could almost see her thinking, Yeah, I can work with this. Bounded perimeter, multiple chokepoints, ideal observation post over there under the bamboo . . . She took to professional protection training with alacrity and aplomb. We leave their crates open (the big one has a corral we built for him in an alcove), and at night we hear her pacing the house in the dark, doing regular rounds. My wife refers to her as "The Silent Avenger."
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Charleston Q Derpadog.   Charlie to his friends. Always alert for the fridge door opening...

Aww. :)

Their hearing is amazing, isn't it? I can spend two hours banging stuff around in the kitchen, and they sleep right through it, but if I move one of their treat canisters an inch across the counter, making -- I swear -- no sound whatsoever, it's all paws on deck.