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Here are my 4, 2 cats and 2 dogs, all rescues.

Reilly - the black dog is a Sato from Puerto Rico - they have a place called dead dog beach where they drop unwanted animals at, and jerks shoot and beat them for fun.  http://www.thesatoproject.com  If you would like more information they are always looking for people to adopt.

Fred - the black and white wonder cat, was dropped off in the woods where I used to live and was starving one really bad winter.  I took him in after about a month after I found him because I thought he was the neighbors cat.  Hes about 30 lbs now and an excellent mouser and buddy.

FU - the little brown dog, we took from a family member that was going to leave it behind when he moved.  Can you believe people do that?  I drove 2000 miles in 1 weekend from PA to Kentucky to get him and bring him home.

Smokey - the gray cat - took from a crazy cat lady that could not care for all the cats she kept collecting.  Because she couldn't pay for vet bills, most of the cats ended up dead or ran away.  I took smokey because he is so strange looking.  He has 7 toes with nails on each foot and all the toes work!  my vet said he was an anomaly also.!  

So there is my pack of misfits who I call my furbabies!


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Very sweet. I had a cat named Valentine once that looked like Fred. 

Who is the boss? 

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hah I think those huge tuxedo cats are some kind of breed, I actually know a few people with tuxedos that get to be 30 or more lbs and have those round looking eyes.

The boss is definitely Reilly!! 

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They are all lovely!  I think you are a hero for taking in animals other people either were going to abandon or who were strays.  Good for you!  I have a rescue dog name Finn. IMG_0869.JPG 

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hah I think Finn and Reilly maybe related! [biggrin]
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Finn's part Lab and we think Whippet, since he's lean and lithe.  Loves to run around in the backyard.
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Rei is the same way!  they must be related!  lol

Where did you get Finn from?

There has been an influx of the Sato puppies coming into the Mainland US over the last 5 or more years.  Pit Bulls were band in PR for many years so mostly they were working class dogs, like labs, shepherds, and the like.  They have a population problem down there because people wouldn't get their animals spayed and neutered, so now there is over 100,000 unwanted dogs running around on the island.  

I have also seen similar dogs that look like Reilly a lot lately.  Black short hair, white tipped toes, sometimes chest and bottom lip, thinnish but looks labbish.  never thought about whippet but reilly does do that crouching thing and flies around the outside of my house like super fast!

We should start a breed.  Hes also the sweetest, lovingest, well behaved and smartest dog I have ever had.

I'm trying to get him to do tricks these days, hes great with all the basics.  

my other dog, FU, not so much...he just likes to bark at everything.  haha

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Finn is supposedly from Tennessee.  We got him in a shelter in MA.  They know his mother is a Lab but no clue about his father.  I know what you mean about seeing a lot of dogs that look like our's.  My husband was doing some research and found a picture of a dog that looked like Finn, complete with the white stripe on its chest.  It was supposedly a breed that gave birth to the Lab but isn't around anymore.  Maybe our dogs are a throwback to an earlier time!

Finn just turned 5.  He is also quite smart.  If I tell him to go find a certain bone, he always comes back with it.  He loves playing with tennis balls and we have to play catch with him every night.  Otherwise, he follows me around, staring at me until I give in. LOL He had a stroke last year and has limited vision in his left eye.  He also tends to drag his foot when he gets tired.  But he will still tear around the yard at breakneck speed and chase a basketball all over the place.  After $4,000 in vet bills, they could never find a cause. 

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I have to tell ya, I'm really intrigued by this.  It sounds like you are describing Reilly.  

I have no less than 8 tennis balls in a pile in my house at any given time. He does have two that are his favorites though.  Every night when i come home from work, he is sitting there for some love then some ball haha.  I really love it!

Reilly also had Idiopathic head tremors when he was younger, Hes 4 now. He hasn't had one in about a year.  The doctors couldn't figure out what it was causing it either and all the research I did said it was a common problem in "bully" breeds of dogs, Lab being considered a "bully breed" (although i find nothing "bully" about them)  

I found this website, which is actually a blog but she seems to give the most real insight I could find, not much is published on it. 

http://ohmydogblog.com/2013/07/idiopathic-head-tremors-2/

I hope that anyone else out that that has a pup like we do, that fits the description we have talked about chimes in.  I would like to find others with one of these dogs too!

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The article about the head tremors was an interesting read.  Finn never had those.  One day, while he was playing with my son's dog, I noticed that he was limping on his left hind leg.  The limp spread to the right front leg, then he developed a head tilt and began jumping from my couch to my love seat and back over and over.  It's said that dogs with stroke will sometimes turn in circle, as well.  When I looked into his eyes, I noticed that his left pupil was much larger than his left.  We brought him to the vet and she said she thought it was neurological, which I suspected, as well.  I live in Massachusetts, not far from Tuft's Veterinary Hospital and the vet recommended that we bring him there and after an MRI, CAT scan and all kinds of ultrasounds, they diagnosed a stroke.  They couldn't find a cause but he was in the hospital for 2 days.  He's much better now and I hope we never have to go through this again.
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wow that must have been seriously scary.  I almost lost it when Rei started having those head tremors.  Im hoping that never happens again to Finn.  

but seriously, its so cool we have the same kind of dogs!  

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I agree. 







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