View Full Version : OT: KH's pets

06-23-2010, 02:52 PM
It's occured to me after the recent post for Blue that many of the other KH'ers have plenty of babies to show off...there may have already been a post about this before but I figured this would be a good place for everyone to brag about their little furry ones for a little bit...Below is my little guy Wrigley he's really more like a baby than a dog...he's a total riot and almost always is at my side and has some separation issues...just like many of you he is my knitting companion...

last year when he was super fluffy

this one is for last year's xmas card

The next few are of when he was a puppy
his grandma thought this would be amusing

just after his first haircut

he's named wrigley for a reason...true blue cubs fan...he also likes to lay like a frog

this is how he lays in bed if I get up for work and he's not done yet

when he gets super fluffy just how i love him his hair makes a nice poof or mohawk...

06-23-2010, 03:33 PM
He's precious! Is he a cocker spaniel?

06-23-2010, 03:36 PM
yea he is a cocker spaniel...the picture of him in the pot my mom named either cocker caserole or spaniel stew...

Jan in CA
06-23-2010, 06:31 PM
Awww Wrigley is a cutie!

Here's my sweet Foofoo! Yes, that is her name because she's a Foofoo dog. :lol: Her breed is Coton de Tulear.

After the groomer -

Fur a little longer -
Playing with her giraffe-

06-23-2010, 07:02 PM
I'll take any excuse to look at pictures of other people's pets and post photos of my own! :D

Three years ago, in June of 2007, I walked into my local shelter with the intention of adopting a cat... and adopt a cat I did! This is Dixon, the day my boyfriend and I brought him home:


He was approximately three months old at this time. I had to wait a day before I could take him home with me because he had not yet been neutered. (He was at the shelter only a few days before I fell in love with him. It's shelter policy to spay and neuter all pets before they're adopted out.) His ears were freakin' satellites atop his head and his tail was ridiculously and adorably long. (I've never seen a dog chase its tail but I've seen Dixon pounce on his own tail! He played with it constantly when he was a kitten.) However, he was generally pretty small:


After all, he fit on my chest! (He would climb up my torso and curl up on my chest. It was cute but very uncomfortable.)

I think he was separated from his mother at a very early age because he developed an oral fixation. He licks any exposed area of my skin for prolonged periods of time and chews on everything:





This is problematic when it comes to my knitting. He's not a wool sucker (luckily!) but he does love chewing on my yarn. He paws at my yarn and stuffs it in his face when he catches it. If he doesn't chew right through it, he just leaves it sopping wet. (Ew.) Here he watches as I photograph a WIP (with the yarn safely placed out of his reach):


Because he's castrated, he's in a perpetual state of kittenhood. He loves affection and attention (he cuddles with me every single morning) and can be very talkative. He's very playful... which makes for a lousy mouse-catcher:


Rather than attacking his prey, he plays with it. My boyfriend and I have to be our own mouse-catchers.

Also? He's HUGE now!

(For perspective, I'm 5'4" and 130 lbs. I have no idea how big he is... but his body is at least as long as my torso.)

He has grown into his ears but his tail is still comically long. I sometimes call him "Question Mark" when he gallops to the door to greet me, with his long tail standing upright in a curved shape.

I love my Dixon and I can't imagine my life without him :heart:

06-23-2010, 07:52 PM
Kit is an only dog now, and probably too spoiled to get another.
One when he was young and had a job, one more recent after he retired.
He is huge for a field English Springer Spaniel (70lbs presently).

06-23-2010, 08:07 PM
This has been DELIGHTFUL! Thanks for starting this KH PETS thread, and thanks to all have shared (and will share) photos of their furry family!

06-23-2010, 09:06 PM
Like most I LOVE:heart: to share pics of my baby...and my bf baby:aww:
I adopted Shadow at the old age of 4 form the shelter 3 yrs later I don't know where I'd be w/out all that FUR!!! He was the only cat that would talk to me...i trait I sometime question looking for :teehee: He was skinny(only about 10 lbs) and earmitey and adorable :)
He was also missing ALL the fur around his neck from that stupid tape collar....

Today he's 16-17 lbs and HUGE and no longer earmitey and ALL his fur is back....good/bad ---sorry about the fuzzy

B got Marco as a 6 wk old puppy---named him Marco casue he was the first away from Mama....This dog is so spoiled and he think I'm mama until the cat shows up....then I'm EVIL for bringing that monster :mrgreen:

Now as a cat owner i will bathe the kitty but I would never do this to the poor dear....and B should have when Marco was a pup and not so big as to stain the WHOLE HOUSE w/ food dye
And I promise it was food coloring and the dog was NOT harmed...the house was green and the bathroom was VERY green....btw it takes about 4 different passes w/ fresh water to remove green from the carpet :teehee: I watched

06-23-2010, 09:56 PM

This is my Artemis. I also have 4 mice, and I'm looking for a second bird.

06-23-2010, 10:24 PM
Here is Birdie. Yeah I know...unoriginal but when we tried to name her, it kept going back to Birdie.

Although I frequently call her Bird Face...


She doesn't like the camera flash, and therefore the camera...so there aren't too many pics of her!

06-23-2010, 10:59 PM

My Juneau, who's 10 years old (but has the energy of a 2 year old dog) He's Siberian Husky / GSD. I have had him for 8.5 years and I adopted him from the SPCA with a former boyfriend. Boyfriend was a wanker, at least I got an awesome dog. :)

06-23-2010, 11:05 PM
I love that photo of Juneau with the snow.

Cricket - Artemis was less bothered by the flash than by the toys I had there for him to play with. He's not very confident, but we're working on that.

06-23-2010, 11:19 PM

My fiance's cat, Lester the Molestor (he tries to trip me if I walk away from him because he wants to be petted MOAR. BTW, I shoot with a Nikon D40 and a 50mm lens 99% of the time. I've also taken a couple of photography classes (and I still basically suck at photography, I do it for my own enjoyment.)

eta: One of my fiance's dogs, Charlie, a "Flabrador" retriever.

06-24-2010, 12:49 AM
I love birds! Used to raise African and Australian finches and sell them to pet shops! Had very large aviaries! I miss them, but not the work, of course. Can't travel when you have birds in that quantity! I used to have teenagers at home that would fill in for me when I traveled for business. Now everyone is gone...and John and I don't want to pay bird sitters to do quite an enormous job. And birds are quite fussy and delicate. They need what they need. I took care of them very meticulously, environment and diet!

Love both birds! Love! Love! Love!

06-24-2010, 09:16 AM
Cricket - Artemis was less bothered by the flash than by the toys I had there for him to play with. He's not very confident, but we're working on that.

She gets all miffed at me when I take more than a photo or two. She gets all bitey and standoffish for about a week or so after people pull out their cameras. I have a few good pics of her, otherwise I try to lay off so she doesn't get mad at me...*smiles*

06-24-2010, 03:28 PM
yea he is a cocker spaniel...the picture of him in the pot my mom named either cocker caserole or spaniel stew...
Its not so much the pot that cracks me up its his expression. He acts like getting stuffed into a pot happens every day.:rofl:

06-24-2010, 04:00 PM
lol that's true...but with this dog...he really doesn't mind things like that at all...he's pretty much like a doll...he's up for whatever...he often sits next to me upright on the couch with his back up against the back like a person

06-24-2010, 10:29 PM
My sweet dog Cotton! Who I knit clothes for.

06-25-2010, 10:16 AM
lol that's true...but with this dog...he really doesn't mind things like that at all...he's pretty much like a doll...he's up for whatever...he often sits next to me upright on the couch with his back up against the back like a person

LOL...I had a dog like that...she wasn't necessarily up for anything, but she did put up with us A LOT!

It was the couch thing that reminded me about Sarah. When I was in highschool, I would have a guy friend over, and he would sit on the couch and I would sit on the floor in front of him for a shoulder rub. Sarah would come along and shove me out of the way (and she was a strong dog...part german sheppard and part staffordshire so the papers said) so she could get a pet instead. Mind you she always loved her men!

Sarah - Nov 16 1991 - Oct 19 2006





06-25-2010, 10:23 AM
animals can be such a crackup...for our xmas card last year I wanted to capture wrigley's personality...and like most dogs he has a bad habit so it was just that much better in his little santa suit...


wouldn't you know that blasted dog always has his head in the toilet but as soon as i put on the suit and have camera ready he just sat there and stared at me...like he didnt want to mess his outfit...so we threw a treat in and he almost dove in after...so it looks like santa had a bad batch of milk and cookies...

down side now if the lid is closed on the toilet he will sit in the doorway to the bathroom and look at you like ahem...my water bowl is unaccessible...please open it...

06-25-2010, 11:18 AM
I have 3 dogs, one rotating foster dog, 2 cockatiels, and 2 cats (plus my 2 human kids).

My catahoula mix & doberman (mix?) pup:

My elderly doberman with the puppy when we first got her:

My siamese:

My other cat, whose mom is the siamese:

They're all rescues. I don't think I have the birds uploaded anywhere.

06-26-2010, 12:26 PM
I have a mixed terrier, whom I adopted from the humane society this past January. They said she would be about 10 lbs. WELL, she's 7 mos. old now, and weighs 46 lbs!! I'm about 95 lbs, and she drags me Everywhere!!! Very hyper and protective of me, but that's good since I am recently widowed. Trust me, nobody gets in my house with her around!! Her name is Shiloh, and other than dragging me around, I love her to death!! Also have 3 indoor cats, and just found a baby (mostly siamese) kitten someone dropped off in a parking lot!! Love to get my hands on that LOSER!! Never a dull moment around here! LOL

06-27-2010, 12:06 AM
I love seeing all your photos. Used to have a Cocker that looks just like this one. No photos today but I have six retired sled dogs ten to fifteen and an elderly cat. My best friend, a red merle Aussie, died last year at fifteen.

06-27-2010, 01:26 AM

Are your retirees from a team that you ran at one time? or have you just adopted dogs from facilities once they retire?

06-28-2010, 06:03 PM
My retired dogs are from my own team. I quit mushing three years ago for health reasons and they are dogs I have had for several years. I definitely don't want to adopt any more! Just keeping these as long as I can. At one time I had 22 dogs.

06-28-2010, 06:39 PM
Awesome! I got a chance to do some mushing on an Outward Bound course; it was a lot of fun (a lot of work, but who cares? I got to play with dogs!).

06-28-2010, 07:34 PM
This is my Chloe, Coco for short. I got her from the Humane Society 2 years ago. She's part Chow (black tongue, tail curls over), part lab, part golden retriever (I see that in her pretty face and eyes). Long black hair that sheds 365 days a year!
I've also got a Boykin spaniel mix (mom was pure Boykin, daddy was a stranger in the night). Lucy's 8 months old today and such a clown! You can see by the picture of Chloe the damage Lucy bestowed on my coffee table. We had just recently refinished it from the grandkids beating on it with their toys/teething on it when they were little. Oh, well...I guess I'm doomed to never having anything nice.

06-28-2010, 08:56 PM
Here's a photo of our dog, Sprocket, who is 8 years old. She wandered into our yard almost 8 years ago--can dogs tell who has a soft spot for them? She is variously called a blue heeler, catahoula, and Australian cattle dog mix. linknit41


06-29-2010, 08:19 AM
Here's a photo of our dog, Sprocket, who is 8 years old. She wandered into our yard almost 8 years ago--can dogs tell who has a soft spot for them? She is variously called a blue heeler, catahoula, and Australian cattle dog mix. linknit41


I rescue herding dogs. Cattle dog/blue heeler is what I see. Not catahoula though (my favorite breed of dog, with cattle dogs a closer runner up).

06-29-2010, 07:03 PM
Laura, our vet put on her papers Australian cattle dog mix, but when we are walking her around the neighborhood, people call her other things, and we set them straight! She is very sweet to us, but very protective, great watch dog. She loves raw carrots! Really enjoyed seeing every one of the pet photos. linknit41

06-29-2010, 10:11 PM
Okay, I cannot help but participate in this thread even though I am just normally a lurker on this site but when it comes to sharing pictures of our furry/feathered babies I am there.

Here is one of my two very spoiled chihuahuas. This is Stitch our short haired chihuahua who is very much a momma's boy even though he was a Christmas gift for our son.


This is Gizmo our long haired 4 year old chihuahua. He is your best friend as long as you rub his tummy but once you stop...he is gone!

And these lovely ladies our my 19 y/o DD's pet rats. The gray one is Sniffles, she is always sneezing, and the buff colored one is Peanut cause she is shaped like a peanut. I guess since you could say they are my pets now as my daughter is off to college & cannot take them with her.

06-29-2010, 10:33 PM
The sneezing could be a symptom of respiratory irritation and/or the common lung disease rats have...what kind of shavings does your daughter use? Cedar and pine are bad for their lungs. Use hemp shavings or aspen or recycled newspaper litter....the rats are cute btw. My rattie "Sterling Campbell" died around 2 months ago.

06-29-2010, 10:42 PM
N0obKnitter-- She brought her home with a sound that sounds like sneezing but the shavings that we are currently using are Carefresh Natural bedding. These ladies are a year old & actually we are looking for a new home for them since my daughter has now developed an allergy to them after having been off to school for a year. She can no longer touch them or she breaks out in hives thus they are mine to take care of all the time now. We just want to find a home where I know they will be pets, played with & loved a lot.

06-29-2010, 11:49 PM
The sneezing does concern me...sounds like maybe it's myco (loads of rats are infected with myco) some don't show symptoms, others cough/sneeze. Eventually, if it is myco, it will take her life but not for a long while yet. I hope you rehome them with ease, but if you keep them, they live something like 2-3 years so it's not a huge burden...

06-30-2010, 01:03 AM
Awwww, Love the ratties. If you lived closer, I'd take them. Although I would first have to find someone willing to pet-sit rats; my mom hates rodents (she barely tolerates my bird) and somebody would have to feed them Saturdays when I go home for the weekend. Give them scritches for me!

06-30-2010, 04:34 PM
I'm usually a lurker here too, but we just got a puppy, Indy, and I love to share pics of him. This pic was taken about 4 weeks ago and he was about 8 weeks old. A farmer dropped off a litter of border collie pups at a rescue and we were quick to snatch him up.

06-30-2010, 10:39 PM
Beautiful animals, every one.

07-01-2010, 02:22 PM
These are my kitties. Cupid (the black cat) is so named because we got him on Valentines Day, and when he stretches out on his back, he has a white line of fur on his belly in the shape of a heart. The white cat is Patches (also known as Girl) We got her from someone we knew who's granddaughter couldn't keep her, and being softies, she came to live with us (we had 3 other cats, one being Cupid, at the time)