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Peppy Pets
Jan. 01, 03

Rambunctious and So Smart, presenting Mikki Agee
By Erin Agee

We have a 4 year old Jack Russell Terrier named Mikki. She
is the most rambunctious and also the smartest dog
we have ever owned. She is so obsessed with
dog treats, that she hides them all over the house. They are
buried in our bed at night while we are sleeping.

She buries them all around our bodies. We can be watching
T.V., and she will put 3-4 bones in her mouth at the same
time, and go around he house crying, because she doesn't
know where to hide them. We also have a German Shephard /
Siberian Husky mix named Max. He is 8 years old.

Max is the laid back sort, and he is 104lbs. whereas, Mikki
is 21lbs. So, you can kind of figure them together. Well,
she goes around and steals all of his treats, then growls at
him as if "you better not even think about getting close to
mine". Max, being as big as he is, has never once hurt her.
Which is amazing, due to how aggressive she is with him.

She hoards the treats all over the house. You'll find them
in the bathrooms, behind the doors, in the kitchen, under
pillows, in the chairs, and couch, behind the couch, and
even on the furnace vents. She sits on top of the vents in
the winter, when the furnace is running to keep warm. So,
her treats are right with her. There is a treat in every
room of the house.

I have never known a dog to be like this, but I just thought
that this was an interesting story to share for all the dog
lovers out there. It's kind of funny to watch her "everyday"
do this same ritual, as if she will never be fed
again! "NOT"!


Your Pet's Skin & Coat can be adversely
affected by changes in the temperature and weather

One common malady that occurs with temperature changes
is problems with a dog or cat's skin and coat.

Here's a great Free report for you adapted
from an article by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM.

Select either link below to find out more:

Skin Problems, What's Normal & What's Not

Skin, Coat & Allergy Problems


Hope you are having a happy "Football Bowl Day" today.
May your coming new year be as happy and prosperous
as possible.


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Cujo, Tigger and Nightmare, Cashew, Grand Chomp
By Kathy

I have a veritable zoo at my house. I have a dog, 2 cats, 1
hamster, 1 piranha, 1 black agama lizard (I think that's what it
is), 1 Oscar fish, some large striped fish (about 12) and 1
bottom feeder.

Cujo is an amazingly gifted and caring dog. For his breed
he is not the usual. I am disabled and Cujo has been my
lifesaver. He does Jumpin' Jacks, sings, and minds the zoo
very well. He is very protective of his extended family
considering his breed is not supposed to like cats or
hamsters. When our guinea pig had her litter, Cujo watched
and guarded her. He stayed within 2 feet and didn't move
until all four were born and nudged to life. It was
amazing. You see, Cujo is a pure Jack Russell Terrier dog. No
harm will come to any creature in this house.

Tigger and Nightmare got their names honestly. Tigger is a
tabby and Nightmare is a DSH. Tigger bounces and Nightmare
is impish. They all are entertainment in their own ways.
Nightmare likes to play with Cujo's food. Just 1 piece and
he'll bat that around for hours. Tigger likes to play hide
and seek. Usually she is under a throw rug somewhere. Cujo
plays with them for hours. When I give a firm NO for
something inappropriate, Cujo adds his two cents as well and
the cats know, we'd better stop.

One cold days (and there are plenty), nap time will find them
all sleeping against Cujo on the couch. The only thing Cujo
doesn't share is his treats. He puts his paw down for that.
Kitties get their own treats but are very curious and Cujo
wants no part of their curiosity at treat time.

These animals to me are like my own babies. I never liked
cats but Tig and Nightmare are not your typical cats. So
you can see, I love my animals probably more than I like

Not a story. I would just like to say thank you.
By Deborah Epstein

I was adopted about a week ago by a very sweet, very young,
very gentle, and VERY pregnant kitty I have since named
either Zsa Zsa, Cha Cha or Deja Vu (now that last name IS a
story, and a really good one (at least in my prejudiced
mind) and perhaps I will write it and send it in to you in a
few days). However the name jury is still out. However...

Since it was her first litter, and she seemed so young, I
was expecting perhaps three. I asked a magic eight ball,
which told me 5. The magic eight ball was right, and I am
now the proud foster grandma of 5 adorable kittens.

This evening, about 10 hours after the were born, I began to
feel concern over one of the kittens. Although it seemed to
be searching for a nipple, and was fighting other kittens
for them, when presented with one even right to its mouth,
would not nurse, and seemed to be weakening. I was not sure
if something was seriously wrong and it could not, or if its
instinct had just not kicked in. And since I have to rely
on others right now for transportation, had to wait until the
morning until I could get to a pet store to get bottles,
k mart, or anything else that might help.

After doing some serious web searching for answers and
possible suggestions, I came across your website about
orphaned kittens. I wanted to tell you that I found it the
most concise and informative site I found on the subject,
covering many scenarios and facts that other websites did

I used one of your recipes for a temporary kitten milk
replacement until I can get to the store tomorrow, then
found myself without an eyedropper. But after reading the
page through, I put the kitten on a fluffy towel, dipped the
end of a chopstick that was exactly the same size and shape
as Momma's nipple into the warmed mixture, and gently pried
open the kitten's mouth with it, hoping that if there was
nothing seriously wrong, it would jumpstart the nursing

It worked, and I heard that click you talked about. Nothing
else I read mentioned that, but because of your site, I knew
exactly what it was. I put the little guy right onto the
nipple, and he latched on, and started to suckle like a real
pro. As soon as he started doing that, Mom grabbed him
around and gave him a good licking around his head, neck,
back and bottom, and again, because of your site, I realized
my original judgment had been correct, he had not been
nursing, and because of your website letting me know what to
expect, I knew things would be okay, and so would the little
guy (who I am temporarily calling Yoda because he or she --
haven't checked yet -- looks like him, with his little,
scrunched up, black and white speckled face).

So again, just wanted to say thank you for the time and love
you put into such a helpful and detailed website, which made
me, Yoda, and Yoda's Mom very happy. If you'd like, I'll be
getting pictures in a few days, and will be happy to send.

PS: As an additional mitzvah (a Yiddish word meaning
something like you did a good thing, and good things will
come from that) when I first called the local pharmacy to
see if they carried kmr, turned out the manager of the store
was in the market for a kitten for his 6-year-old daughter,
and is coming by next week to see the kittens. One good
home, 4 more to go. Mom is staying here with me and Da
Fuzz, the kitten I kept from the last time this happened to
me almost 15 years ago (a teaser on the "deja vu" story).

Thanks again, from me, Yoda and Yoda's Mom!

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