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Old 08-14-2012, 06:10 AM   #51
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BT--thanks for recognizing that having a dog doesn't fit with your lifestyle at this time. Dogs are a 10-15 year commitment--fun when they are young, difficult when they are old--like having a sr. parent.

When you are ready to get a dog (after you move to Green Acres), I would be more than happy to share with you what I know about different breeds. I'm not an expert, but I've had a lot of dogs and rehomed a lot of dogs--very few of which have had a return rate. I also am in contact with lots of dog rescue groups.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:00 AM   #53
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Snakes freak me out. I didn't even open the link.Just can't do it. I have 7 cats. 17 in the last 4 yrs. Don't be calling animal control! I had a barn cat show up with ribs showing about 4 yrs ago. I was making chinese fried rice at the time. So I gave her a bowl. 4 bowls later she decided I was the one. Never been a cat person. Am now. Long story short. Some died in birth, MIA, and 4 very good adoptions. I have 3 generations. I have had them all fixed. Four still act wild and might not show up for days. One is stand offish like a real cat. And two are trouble makers and keep things stirred up all the time. The cats have me...I don't have cats.
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Snakes ain't bad...properly prepared.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:27 AM   #55
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Karen,

Felines in general are highly intelligent. A cat can manage to survive on the alleys, as their hunter´s instinct assists them; a dog however, is questionable ... Dependent on man ...

Reptiles: most little boys are highly attracted to this species ...

Have nice day. Margi.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:07 PM   #56
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Karen,

Felines in general are highly intelligent. A cat can manage to survive on the alleys, as their hunter´s instinct assists them; a dog however, is questionable ... Dependent on man ...

Reptiles: most little boys are highly attracted to this species ...

Have nice day. Margi.
I assume you have never seen the Painted Dogs of the Australian outback? They are packs, and hunt with great cunning, and ability. Hell, even stray dogs seem to get by fine.

Any animal, in the absence of humans, can survive just fine. They were wild animals, before humans domesticated them.
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Tatt,

Thanks for your feedback and information. I was referring to alley cats and dogs abandoned on the city streets ... I know there are many types of wild canine, wolves, dingos, coyotes etcetra ... however, we do not associate running into them, in skyscraper turf.

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #58
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Domesticated stray dogs can do fine, though it's certainly not recommended. What would get them, as it would get stray cats, would likely be parasites, illness, fights, and cars. Domestic dogs, even when they're pets, have also been known to form packs for hunting.
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Domesticated stray dogs can do fine, though it's certainly not recommended. What would get them, as it would get stray cats, would likely be parasites, illness, fights, and cars. Domestic dogs, even when they're pets, have also been known to form packs for hunting.
Exactly.

Another thing that would get 'em: Animal Control.
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Exactly.

Another thing that would get 'em: Animal Control.
Indeed.
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