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2/11/20 11:30 P

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So good to get that special one that you know will be in your home forever. We are at this point concerned about our Miss Coco as she is 14 on Valentines day and she has a bum hip and cannot see that clearly anymore. But all said and done, she can keep us entertained with some of her antics when we are with her. She is moving slower in her old age, but if you say want to go for a ride, get out of her way as she is heading to the door. This little 10 pound furball can knock you down if you are between her and the door when it is ride time

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2/11/20 1:52 A

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My husband and I used to run a dog rescue in rural Nevada. We took adoptable dogs to Reno to the Petco store for adoption events and would often times stop in at the animal control shelter there to see if we could help anyone because the Humane Society took some of our hard luck cases. One day we came across a beautiful white lab/Shar Pei mix who was very shy. In fact she was so shy that the staff was trying to talk me out of taking her (they thought she was not worth the effort). Well I thought different and it was true. I spent a little time talking sweetly to her and showing her that I cared. She slowly came to the front of the cage and let me pet her. When I stopped petting her, she bumped her body against the cage asking for more. When I left her cage she yowled and cried, and my heart broke.

That day I had a car full of dogs to take back already so I couldn't take her at that time. I told the staff that I would be back for her in a few days so please don't let anything happen to her. I did come back to get her and my husband and I decided that we would foster her to help her gain some confidence. We named her Lucy and I knew before I picked her up from the shelter that she would become a permanent member of our family (I was in love!!). Lucy was adorable. She howled at us for food, she had a wonderful personality, and she was beautiful!! We only got to spend 6 years with her before she passed away from cancer. We were truly blessed to have had her to share our lives with.

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10/31/15 2:24 A

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I grew up on a farm and one day I was visiting my parents when my mom said,"There's a cow that is starting to deliver it's calf. Perhaps you might want to speak to your son so he doesn't notice it." (My son was probably 5 or 6 at the time.) It was too late because he had spotted the cow (one of his favorites) and was standing by our car looking into the pasture. I decided to let him watch and to go and stand by him so that I could answer any questions he might have. It wasn't long before the calf was born and the mother cow was washing it with her tongue. I said to him,"Look. See how the mother is taking care of her baby and loving it." He said,"THAT IS NOT IT'S MOTHER! That's Jake." I explained that it wasn't it's father and that perhaps we should change the cow's name to Jakelyn.

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10/31/15 2:14 A

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My husband's nephew is just a few months younger than I am and he married a sweet Chinese girl. They live way across the Untied States from us and it is a treat when they come back to visit the relatives. One time, she asked me what my dog's name was and I said,"Sophie Lynn" to which she responded,"Is she Chinese"?

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9/4/15 12:02 A

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Our Miss Coco all 10 pounds of fur has a dolphin bed pillow.. It is on our bed and it is larger than she is. She sleeps against it, pulled it around the bed ntil they are both comfortable. She was shaking it one day close to the edge of the bed. She flung it off the bed. She got down and was trying to get it back up. She was too small and it was too large.. I heard the commotion and walked to the door. She could not lift it and jump up. She tried crawling under it and jumping. it was so funny and I started laughing. She stopped and the look I got from her. Hey Mom can't you see I have a problem here and need hel. I picked it up and put it back on the bed. It has never been close to the edge again. I moved t over one day she jumped up and pulled it to the center

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9/3/15 12:50 P

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We have two shih tzus, Duke and Patches. Patches is 11 and never leaves our side. She has never worn a collar or been on a leash. She is always within a couple feet of us. Duke is six, and is a runner! He is an escape artist and has a chip and always a collar and usually a leash.

When we first got our home in Mesquite, after leaving a cold Idaho, we stopped to look at furniture to fill it. Somehow, Duke got out of the car and went roaming. Before long someone had traced his chip to our Idaho vet who called our daughter. We got a call from her saying, "Mom, Duke is in Mesquite, Nevada."

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9/2/15 9:14 P

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I was laying on the couch with a migraine and my dog, Sophia put her head on my elbow and went to sleep. She was so cute. It was like she knew I didn't feel good. She is my baby.

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9/2/15 4:52 P

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I was remembering taking Pookie (hound/shepard mix) to the beach for the first time. She had never been on sand or near running water before in her life and she was sooo scared. It was a very hot, humid summer day and we had to cool her off in the water, she didn't like it much. She finally adjusted to getting in the pool as she wanted to be close to us.

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9/2/15 2:30 P

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Wow! Lots of stories ... so little time!

This morning - I love how the animals ... sleep on/with/near us! I woke up this morning with Murphy (13 year old Maltese) sleeping in my pillow above my head, Milo (6 year old Maltese - rescue) next to me and Henry (1 year old rescued cat) sleeping on me! Add a heavy sigh from Milo and I know all is well! Why in the world would I want to get up to go to work?!?!?!?

Oh well, I can look forward to them in the evening when I get home!

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9/2/15 2:26 P

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We all have our favorite animals, but we need to continue this.... tell us a favorite animal story! What I like to hear when someone talks about their friends are their names! It makes the story much more colorful! It is sometimes amazing how the name fits the animal, don't you think?

So you are on this spark team about being an animal lover... tell us a story! Tell us your favorite story! Tell us your animal stories! If the animal is personally acquainted to you... names!

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