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MERRY MYRTLE MAE...the potato chip...and Stoner the non-sharing cat!!!
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9 September 2014 - 4:51 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost I know most to give my dogs potatoe chips...that's just wrong!! But if one slips out of my paws accidentally...well...fair game, right??

Is tha't the epitpme of a stoned cat or what?

Stoner NOT sharing a potato chip with Merry Myrtle:

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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OK ... so two things ... 

1. I've never seen a cat eat a potato chip before so that is hilarious

2. Myrtle is just so gentle with the cat. I mean, Shelby (and Jasper) would have pushed that cat out of the way for the chip. Hilarious...

Myrtle has such a loooooooong neck.... adorable! And so lanky and lean... she's a beaut for sure! 


alison with the spirit of Shelby fur-ever in her heart and little jasper too

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

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Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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9 September 2014 - 6:57 pm
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Now that is amazing.  My 2 probably would have eaten the cat (not really) but they would have definitely pushed the cat out of the way.  I love how Myrtle is so gentle with the kitty.



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Hmmm, it's funny, I noticed this interaction from Stoner's perspective. Stoner was very patient with Myrtle and did well maintaining the chip. If Stoner shared it then it would have been gone in one bite! Stoner was savouring the chip.

My male cat Eli (who loves chips) would have shredded Myrtle's cute nose and then licked the chip in peace.

I love Stoner and Merry Myrtle. Both are beauties.

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Ah .haaa....nice perspective from a kitty's point of view!

Yeah, Stoner "maintained"his chip and didn't so much as flinch! Yeah, sounds like Myrtle wouldn't want to mess with Eli!

Yeah, I dont really think Myrtle will be very big....she's about eighty lbs now . at eight months.....long lean and floppy!! Whereas Happy Hannah was a Plus Sized Model, I think Merry Myrtle will be more like a Twiggy Model!!!

Thanks for joiningi on theefun.we could alluse some smiles the last several days!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Thanks for sharing Sally.  Love seeing your babies.  Stoner did great at maintaining his control.  Very good use of non-chalant body and head blocks.  And Miss Myrtle May is so pretty.  Seeing her always makes me want to give her big smooches and hugs.

Karma, Adelaide and the crew, and our forever angel Brendol

Adelaide is a young tripawd Husky, from an injury.  Her amp was on 10/1/12.  She has 4 sisters, Aissa (a senior border collie/chow), Maggie May (a puppy Great Pyrenees), Mathilde and Morrigan and 1 baby brother, Bagheera.  We are all watched over by our angel Brendol, who was dx with OSA 1/30/13, amp on 2/6/13, and left us on 8/20/13.

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Sally what is in the water your animals drink? I can't believe how kind they are to each other! Even when food is involved, that's pretty amazing. I love how Myrtle head butted Eli!

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Poor Stoner would not have stood a chance with Lucy. She rates right up there with the snapping turtle I tried to push off the driveway today. I used my snow brush , not my hands. She sees food and boom! no more food. My guys have had a potato chip or 2. aw-shucks Myrtle never fails to make me smile. Hugs from, Lori and Ty

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

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