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  • None.

    11 23.91%
  • Toddler.

    1 2.17%
  • Cat.

    11 23.91%
  • Dog.

    17 36.96%
  • Other mammal.

    0 0%
  • Platypus.

    3 6.52%
  • Other carbon-based lifeform.

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Thread: WOT: Pets.

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    WOT: Pets.

    You know, one of these days, I'm going to be on Jeopardy, and I'm going to say the words, "Marsupials for $500, Alex."

    He will ask me, "What is a Platypus?"

    And I will answer, "What types of pets do cyclists have?"

    Would I be right? Poll!

    I'm pet-minded at the moment as I'm the recipient of a relatively new kitten that seems to really like me...
    "The real race is not on the hot, paved road, the torturous off-road course or the smooth-surface velodrome. It is in the electrochemical pathways of your mind."
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    I have none. Pets are as expensive as children, maybe more expensive.
    Some of my friends have dogs and cats and constantly complain about the vet bills and prices of medicine. From what they tell me it is costing them more to raise their pet than it cost me to raise my kids.
    Now that they are all adults I'm not going through that expense again with a pet!!
    I'm spending all my money on :fun: stuff - like bikes.
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    i just got two kittens myself! I already had two...on is still mine. He's the biggest loviest 8 month old kitty ever! We had to put his sister to sleep two weeks ago Cancer. I'll have to post pics of my cats..I have some unusual looking ones!
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    I just put my cat of 18 years (that's not a typo) to sleep[1] a few months ago; she decided to play chicken with a car and lost. My parents got this one for me as a surprise, and it was a pleasant one (Tak, my kitten, came litterbox-trained).

    Bonus points to anyone who knows where the name of the cat came from. *grin*

    [1] I hate euphemisms.
    "The real race is not on the hot, paved road, the torturous off-road course or the smooth-surface velodrome. It is in the electrochemical pathways of your mind."
    --Alexi Grewal

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    I had a hampster a while back then got a cat, Funny thing is that the cat is scared of the hampster. When ever the hampster get out of its cage, i will find it eating the cats food!

    I had to give them both up. The cat made me sick and the Hampster had 9 little ones and i kept her and then she died

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    Platypus are poisonous......


    the name Tak is from star trek? one of the off shoots I think.......
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    As a farmer I can have a inside/outside cat. Rum Tum Zipper is a small, gray, long haired semi-tabby stripe. Three good points, like a dog he will hold it till he can go outside, he is not a needy cat but to people he trusts a friendly one, he at a very young age came out from under a pile of stuff in the back of an old pickup and adopted me, I never had a chance. He came from a group of semi-wild cats so he has a survivers background. Wish I had his sister too.
    Two more outside only mollie cats I feed and dads dog on the place but none take much time.
    farmer kev

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    Originally posted by pnj
    Platypus are poisonous......


    the name Tak is from star trek? one of the off shoots I think.......
    Nope. You have no idea how far off you are.
    "The real race is not on the hot, paved road, the torturous off-road course or the smooth-surface velodrome. It is in the electrochemical pathways of your mind."
    --Alexi Grewal

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    Originally posted by Matadon
    I just put my cat of 18 years (that's not a typo) to sleep[1] a few months ago; she decided to play chicken with a car and lost. My parents got this one for me as a surprise, and it was a pleasant one (Tak, my kitten, came litterbox-trained).

    Bonus points to anyone who knows where the name of the cat came from. *grin*

    [1] I hate euphemisms.
    It could mean "thanks" in a Scandanavian language. Yes???

    Oh yeah ... almost forgot. We have 2 cats, Spanky & Buckwheat.
    Buckwheat has recently lost more than a third of his weight to diabetes so it's insulin shots for him. He also hates my daughter and has since the 1st day she came home.
    Spanky is a big dope and could care less either way.
    Last edited by Stor Mand; 08-02-02 at 07:44 PM.

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    i KNOW there was someone called Tak on star trek.
    not the first ones, one of the crappy spin offs.

    NOW GIVE ME MY PRIZE!

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    Kat spelled backwards is Tak

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    my platypus isn't real... but well... I have trouble with living things and beings... so I built my platypus back in 6th grade and he's been with me ever since...

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    in America we spell it
    C A T


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    I have a German Shepherd (Akela) who doesn't chase bikes but is a bit of a danger to pedestrians. Wonderful dog for camping, though--very protective and can find her way back to camp when the person with the map and compass gets confused. Certifiable Frisbee fanatic.

    I also have a pet rat, who probably WOULD chase bikes, if he had the option. (g)Nash is my third rat, and this one has a bad Jekyll-and-Hyde personality. He's sweet and friendly most of the time, but clean out his cage and he turns into a raging berserker who would rip your fingers off.

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    we've got:

    3 gerbils
    2 cats
    1 dog
    1 canary
    ? fish


    i work in a pet store. these things somehow end up coming home with me
    i ride bikes.

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    We do not have room for a dog right now so we have a horse who stays at the barn and a flying rodent (the wifes bird, parakeet).

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    Originally posted by Matadon
    I just put my cat of 18 years (that's not a typo) to sleep a few months ago.
    It will be two years in November since I had to put down a cat who had shared my life for 20 years. She had a pretty serious stroke and there was no chance of recovery. She always reminded me of Don Marquis' Mehitabel. "There's a dance or two in the old dame yet, so wotthehell wotthehell." Anyone who has not read "Archy and Mehitabel" would do well to get to the local library.

    The cat who currently shares my digs is a 12 year old tabby. She likes being the cat.
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    I have a 7 year-old Dalmation named Purdy.

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    I'd like to have a cat one day. However, I'm renting a unit in which they won't let me right now, so I don't have much say in the matter.
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    We have one hyper German Sheperd (Aztec) but I guess she should be she is only 1 yr old. However she is probably the easiest dog I have ever trained. Also two extremely lazy cats that we have had for a long time.
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    " when Voyager was attacked by the Tak......"

    http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/9299/macro.html

    ( I cheated. I poked up Google.com, typed " Tak Star Trek" clicked Google search and pages of info came up.)

    .................................................................................................... ....

    My kids grew up.

    My dog died. "Wolf", a malamute/wolf was born on my birthday in 1971 (is that an omen or what?). He died Dec 14 1982. He grew to 120 lbs, was no more insubordinate than my other children, wonderfully affectionate, absolutely fearlless in defence of family and loyal unto death. That is considerably more than I can say for most of the humans who say that they are my "friend".

    My wife has a speyed cat named Miss Kitty.
    Last edited by vlad; 08-03-02 at 07:42 AM.

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    I have a dog now named Cosby. 4 years old and still thinks he is a puppy. Probably the best dog ever with my black-lab that we had to put down a year ago (cancerous tumor on the spine, poor thing)

    He honestly didn't think he was a dog. He'd rather spend his time with people than dogs. Too smart for them. But he was the sweetest, kindest, most intelligent dog ever. Its almost been a year now but dam, I miss him.

    Dogs are man's best friend because they are loyal, give unconditional love (for the most part). don't complain, and will always be there for you. More than I can say for a cat.

    Also I got cichlids (aka fish).

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    is a Piranha considered an animal, if it is then I have a Piranha, and then I have a puppy well actually not my puppy but my little Miguel, I once told Miguel, I am going to give away his "Oreo" guess what he said "He(Oreo) stole my heart," now tell me if you have the heart to give away his puppy....
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    I have German Shepard and 2 kats.
    TAK is the name of one of the twin godkings
    in the Elric series by Michael Moorcock.

    Marty

    edit note: on second thought Tak may have been
    a sorcerer (or sorceress, its been a really long time).
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    When will get the answer to the "Tak" question? Need to know, need to know, need to know ....

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