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I once had a pet......

this is for folk who have or had pets and want to share them with us

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I once had a pet......

Postby Robert King » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:39 pm

We had guide duty and I ended up touring two older guys around the ranch....funny thing is though, they knew more about the ranch than me. At the end, the bought me a lot of candy and asked if I was allowed to have a dog....I said yes and they brought me out a little dog that looked like Benji so I named him Benji. Christopher at one point didn't think I was taking care of it and gave it to....I think Frank Morgan.....Frank was on the laundry crew and always too that dog with him....Suzie Christopher drove the laundry van...one day when they stopped, Benji jumped out of the van and went under it.....she ran him over and killed him..I know it was an accident, but as a 13yr old boy I took it personal at the time :evil: ......oh well, just another hurdle in my life at the ranch......
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:36 pm

Yep, I bet that one was tough at the time. When I was at the ranch the dogs were all sort of community property. They did seem to gravitate to certain dorms and kids though. I can remember the dogs running out into the pasture while we were horseback riding.
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby Robert King » Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:10 pm

I know what you mean about most dogs just migrated where they wanted to. Here are two dogs that we had in our dorm.....not sure where they came from, I think the Pamplins or something, but I do know that they went to the Nuns ranch......was it a ranch? The same nuns that got the house we built....I think.....or is my Alzheimer getting worse.....lol
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby Robert King » Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:11 pm

They were named Nikki & Ollie....I think this is Ollie
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby sabor » Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:47 pm

The last couple of times I was at the Ranch. I kept having the feeling that something was wrong. Then it hit me. No Dogs.
When I ask about it, even checked to see if any of the kids wanted to raise some Lab and sell for money. I was told it was an insurance problem.
Sad.

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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby Robert King » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:01 pm

NO! Boys can't have a dog? That is UNCONSTITUTIONAL....isn't it? It's like depriving them of food and water......very sad indeed....
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:32 pm

Last year, I saw about 3-4 dogs around the staff residences. They were laid up in the shade and all seemed really old. I did not see any around the homes or the open areas though. I don't recall seeing any this year though.
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby Tiny » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:50 am

You all remember Bolgers and he was a great pet and a friend. You know there would be times when we'd run out of left overs and I'd get guys to grab up extra meat for Bolgers. I had guys from other dorms hook me up. I wasn't a jock or anything but having that dog alowed me to fit in during a difficult period of time. Gene Peggram allowed me to keep him and yes it was his dog but he like me and we both were in trouble a lot so we seemed to make the best out of the situation.

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I came back from a town trip one night and it was one of those Texas winter storms, you know real nice and all the sudden all hell broke loose! Well it was the late bus and we had like 5 guys in the car and so when I went into my room and sat down on my rack I sunk down then I heard licking and I knew it was Bolgers. Somebody let him in and he was chilling on my rack.
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby MikeBateman » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:14 pm

I remember going to the dinning hall for breakfast one mornin it was cold as u know wut some jerk that was workin in the dish room of the dinnin hall had sprayed a dog down with water it was standing straight up on all fours frozen i remember wishin some one would do that to that kid i dont remember who it was. anyone remember that longhorn that Mr Gates use to ride around
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby Robert King » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:19 pm

I thought Mr. Gates was a dweeb because as a basketball couch, he SUCKED! We had to wait for him to xerox copies of plays he got out of some magazine....He was such joke....and if he happens to read this, I am sorry for being honest.....YOU ROCKED! :lol:
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby Tiny » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:12 am

MikeBateman wrote:I remember going to the dinning hall for breakfast one mornin it was cold as u know wut some jerk that was workin in the dish room of the dinnin hall had sprayed a dog down with water it was standing straight up on all fours frozen i remember wishin some one would do that to that kid i dont remember who it was. anyone remember that longhorn that Mr Gates use to ride around

That wasn't a longhorn it was Strawberry his steer. He had a ring in it's nose and his son Scott used to ride it around when he'd bring it over.
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby MikeBateman » Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:26 pm

longhorn steer it was still big ugly and shouldnt be rode like a hourse lol
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby Tiny » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:51 pm

Yes you are right!
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby MCrane » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:14 am

Robert King wrote:I am sorry for being honest.....YOU ROCKED! :lol:


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Re: I once had a pet......

Postby chefkyle » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:20 am

hey there...this is my cat mr frisky. i adopted him from a tabby rescue center 8 years ago. hes been a good critter...:)

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