I was a doctoral student, living in Indiana, when I met Finn. It was in January, 8 at night, 20 below zero outside and several feet of snow on the ground. While sitting on my couch watching TV, I looked over to the sliders to the patio and saw the most beautiful but terribly emaciated cat looking in at me. I knew this guy needed immediate help. I put on my coat, grabbed some food, and ran outside to see if I could coax him inside. He was very frightened and hid under a car, making odd sounds and unwilling to allow me near to him. I put out food and water and waited for him to eat. Then I refilled his bowl and let him know I would help him in anyway possible. I kept feeding him twice a day over the next few weeks, but he would not allow me to get close to him. Finally, one day we literally bumped into each other on the walkway outside my building. He backed off a few feet but didn't run away. I crouched down, held out my hand and waited. After about 30 minutes of looking at each other, he finally approached me and let me pet him. It was instant bonding and we have been inseparable ever since. He has been the most loving, amazing cat I could ever imagine. It is now 10 years later, my doctorate long-since finished, and Finn and I have moved to a different part of the country. But Finn always sleeps next to me in bed and I tell him every night how lucky I am to have been adopted by such a special kitty.
Katrin W Carlson
lisa took over a contest called laydee of the month it was meant to be a fun contest and it was until one winner got to big for her boots by this time James had stared to write storys which most of you have read he even wrote a book based on doggy snaps and wrote a story called the ds fatcor and made two new characters they are called Knasher and Fang .To big for boots and husband done pic and videos for the story . To big for boots and husband then caused the site so much drama and upset it was the end of the site (doggysnaps)then it declined, and eventually closed, the to big for boots winner caused a lot of trouble then started her own site what is called Brickies village and use my character Knasher as their ed which we were silly enough to join, her and her husband were controlling and when we found dogpawfile they went mad and hated us going there and we were booted off thier site and they told lie after lie, they have done this now to at least three more people that we know of,
well back to dogpawfile we found the site and what a refreshing site it was everyone was welcoming, we made friends also with the owner of dpf who you know as mr khan and paul, well paul wanted to change dpf as the format it was on was limited he wanted everything in one place so he started the site again on the wall fm platform, then he became very busy with work, another ex member tried and failed with her own site and came creeping back and pestered paul to migrate the site to oxwall and run it on her server space eventually he gave in, she was fine for a few weeks on the outside any way, she then changed server host, but not long after she disappeared, we were stuck we could not move the site forward or back, paul agreed to change the name of the site to reflect all pets are welcome, and he handed the site to me and fang as he was just to busy, well when she found out she destroyed the site which you know about anyway, we got the site back up and running with its new name and all was fine again until a month ago when the server guy did a runner and left us with nothing, so we restarted the site from scratch
paws hooves and claws will be online for ever and is always here for you to share stories etc about your pet, we would like to thank everyone for making the site what it is a fun place to be and we would love this site to grow and grow and we know how big this site gets it will never loss if friendliness and all ways the best site to be thank you all xxx
Last Monday - all of a sudden- I was strapped into harness and imprisoned in the carrier. I thought we were going to the V.E.T. So I meowed a little in the car. When we stopped and i was let out of the car - Holy Cat! I didn't know the place at all. We were not in town but in the wilderness. No dogs! Wide fields fragrant with flowers and fresh grass, a little forest.
I know how to walk on leash -I learnt it when I was a kitten, but couldn't use this skill, since with Grant around I was not safe out on leash. And I wasn't afraid! I explored everything: the fields, the road and a little it of the forest. I liked it best - I am a Norwegian Forest Cat not or nothing!
Only Mom didn't want to get further in - she was afraid to trip on a stone, or to entangle herself in my leash or that I'd climb on a tree and she wouldn't be able to get me down. But I behaved very wise.
My hope that this first time won't be the last! I'd like to return to this place or maybe even see new ones.
You can judge for yourselves, how well I behaved