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Rochwen Tue 27-Feb-07 17:07:48

What pets and other animals do you have? Who looks after them?
What do you like about them?

I have two horses, a 16.2hh IDxTB gelding and a shetland poney, a 6 y.o German Shorthaired Pointer bitch and 6 hens (Black Rock).
We have some land, so they all live at home, and really although we get eggs from the hens all of them are really pets.
My big horse is an old retired gentleman, he's got the kindest eyes and the most gentle manner about him, the little pony is a very cheeky chap who is a master escapist. The pointer bitch is the most patient babysitter and I've taught her to pull the buggy with a harness (v useful after c/s), she loves running and chasing bunnies and lying in front of the fire at night. My hens are such fun too, I love the happy little sounds they make when they scratch in the ground for grubs. I love my little animal family.

Roskvawantingsomesunshine Tue 27-Feb-07 23:03:18

I have an Icelandic mare and apomeranian dog. My horse lives on a farm a couple of miles away, with a herd of brood mares an youngsters, and is no doubt teaching the babies how to test electric fencing! She looks like a big hairy pony, but boy can she get some speed up in tolt! She wouldn't let me get near her when I was pregnant, but now she is fascinated by dd - I don't think she's seen a tiny human before.

As for the pom, he is a 5lb fluffball who thinks he rules the roost. His little quirk is to wake me up on a morning by licking my hand, and then jumping on me the minute I move. He then shepherds me into to check on dd, and then to the bathroom! He can do a very funny little dance on his hind legs if he wants something. So far, he has been extremely patient with dd, even when she grabbed his fur.

NorksBride Tue 27-Feb-07 23:33:20

We have 2 ponies, a 14.2hh grey Welsh type gelding who is overweight through lack of work and a pretty 12.2hh chestnut mare who doesn't do fat. Ever. Not even after spring grass!

We have a black Great Dane who is an absolute star. Although he does fairly terrible farts.

And we currently have 7 hens, various breeds including 2 lovely Light Sussex.

They all live at home and the DCs help to look after all of them

Does it sound like a home from home Rochwen?

LittleB Wed 28-Feb-07 12:33:18

We've only got a old collie cross, she's 15. I've had her 9 yrs as she's a rescue dog. Although she's 15 she'll still happily trot on walks for a couple of miles, although she stops to have a sniff quite often. She's very gentle with my dd whos 21mths. She's a big fur ball of a dog, lots of mad fluffy black hair with tan feet and very expressive tan eye brows. She still bounces around the room every evening with a ball like a puppy, although she'll only do a few minutes at a time now. I know I'm going to miss her like crazy when she's gone, and we've decided we can't cope without a dog so we've booked a puppy. A border collie, the bitch is pregnant now, we've just got to wait for them to be born. I think my old collie will love teaching it her cheeky habits!
I used to have ponies and would love to have them again one day, and would love hens too - one day in the future perhaps!

charliecat Wed 28-Feb-07 12:34:52

I have 2 siamese rats, 1 hairless rat, and 2 pink eyed white rats(forget what they are called) and a diabetic cat.

Aimsmum Wed 28-Feb-07 12:43:15

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LieselVentouse Wed 28-Feb-07 12:46:57

I have two beautiful chebunkin-type (sp) goldfish - boring I know but we have had them for two years now and we have grown quite fond of them.

mateychops Wed 28-Feb-07 12:53:16

Are they sh@gging now they are in their new home? Did the mermaid turn them on?

LieselVentouse Wed 28-Feb-07 12:54:08

How did you know we bought a tank?

boredwithwaitingforminiMOSSY Wed 28-Feb-07 12:55:56

Two dogs, Arthur (loveable wirey terrier-like brown furred mutt) and Merlin (too-clever-by-half black and white Border Collie). One cat, Ziggy (black and white mobbie) who will surely one day take over the world.

So watch out!

boredwithwaitingforminiMOSSY Wed 28-Feb-07 12:56:42


wannaBeWhateverIWannaBe Wed 28-Feb-07 13:00:17

I have 1 yellow lab, she is a retired guide dog so is my baby because she changed my life. I have a golden lab retrever cross who is my current working dog. I have two cats, one tortoiseshell and one jet black (witch's cat), and three fish which are ds's. and ds wants another pet, a budgy he thinks, lol.

mateychops Wed 28-Feb-07 13:05:39

LVT, I've got a webcam installed in your house. I can watch your every move....

You mentioned it on another thread, ya muppet.

aDad Wed 28-Feb-07 13:06:50

one jet black female rescue cat,with maybe 5 or 6 white furs on her chest.

We've had her 5 years and vets think she was 5 when we got her.

She's been amazingly rewarding in that she was super-timid at first like many animals that have ended up in shelters, but is now the opposite with us, and the few hours she is not sleeping will be pestering us for strokes or more food.

we made a great choice, and i'm proud of the way she has coped with the arrival of 2 children.

Muminfife Wed 28-Feb-07 13:31:04

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LieselVentouse Wed 28-Feb-07 13:34:08

Oh right, I thought you were getting your info from a superior source

aDad Wed 28-Feb-07 13:55:09

moved house 5 times in 3 years!

that's a lot.

Muminfife Wed 28-Feb-07 14:14:20

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aDad Wed 28-Feb-07 14:22:59

well full respect to you.

We're moving soon for the first time in 16 years, and the whole thing is pretty daunting at the moment.

Muminfife Wed 28-Feb-07 14:44:52

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Aloveheart Wed 28-Feb-07 20:32:36

I have 4 cats(one with kittens) and 2 rats. I did have a dog but unfortunately i had to rehome her.

nuttymum1 Wed 28-Feb-07 23:25:21

i have a golden lad Daisy, a big fat fluffy ginger tom, Scuzz a inherited goldfish and a bearded dragon Spike and my can and dog are in love!

nuttymum1 Wed 28-Feb-07 23:26:08

sorry LAB not lad ( lack of sleep!)

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