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    The UK Daily Telegraph had a spot the dog competition today - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016...ing-up-family/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kontrapunctus View Post
    We adopted our sweeties two years ago today!



    Lucy decided to take a nap with my wife this afternoon!

    That is so sweet! I like you and your wife's choice in colors. I know I'm a day late but I will figure some way to celebrate the Adoption Anniversary!

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    As requested here are my trio of cats.

    Firstly rescue cat Fender (had him for a few months and he's a real character). He's about 5 years old.

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    This is lovely Gibson. Coming up to 3 years old. She was abandoned by gypsies and I fell in love with her immediately. She's a right soft-****.

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    And finally, new kitty Tokai. Came from a vile, stinking house. She's less than 11 weeks old and such a poser.

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    And this was my old cat Riff, who unfortunately got run over a few months back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    And this was my old cat Riff, who unfortunately got run over a few months back.

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    I'm so sorry.

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    :Merl: A Million Thanks for posting your photos here! The photos are great and you have a wonderful diversity in your family!

    You said that Gibson was from a Gypsy family. I have really gotten into Cante Flamenco recently and I am interested in learning more about the Romani and why some people don't like Cante Flamenco. I do realize that that music was born in the Romani community of Anadalusia. I'm still interested in the larger group. Are the Romani called Gypsies AND Travelers? I heard the Travelers term in an episode of Midsomer Murders? Are the Romani an unwanted population where you live? Do you think some people aren't interested in listening to Cante Flamenco because of its association with the Gypsies/Romani?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JosefinaHW View Post
    :Merl: A Million Thanks for posting your photos here! The photos are great and you have a wonderful diversity in your family!

    You said that Gibson was from a Gypsy family. I have really gotten into Cante Flamenco recently and I am interested in learning more about the Romani and why some people don't like Cante Flamenco. I do realize that that music was born in the Romani community of Anadalusia. I'm still interested in the larger group. Are the Romani called Gypsies AND Travelers? I heard the Travelers term in an episode of Midsomer Murders? Are the Romani an unwanted population where you live? Do you think some people aren't interested in listening to Cante Flamenco because of its association with the Gypsies/Romani?
    After a little bit more research ( I asked the woman who rescued Gibson), it seems they weren't Romani gypsies but 'travellers' (Irish) and they dumped Gibson and drove off. The mainly Irish-descended traveling community in Britain are usually disliked and often stereotyped as thieves, scroungers and undesirables. That's not my view but what many people think. TV Series like 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' (or whatever it's called) didn'y help and reinforced a lot of those stereotypes. There are very few Romani-descended gypsies in Britain these days but there are still some groups and they often stick together and distance themselves from the Irish traveling community.

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    The Turnabout Towers menagerie...



    Elliot the Glaswegian cat rescue cat at the end of his very long life...




    Thomasina the Mancunian stray who came to share with Elliot on her terms




    Oscar the beautiful but rather stupid cat rescue tabby who got run over shortly after this photo




    Young Artie arrives, much to Thomasina's disgust!
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    Leslie and rabbit, long ago in Los Angeles.



    One of my favorite photos of my then fiancé (now wife) with a pet rabbit. Her menagerie also included two cats and the best dog in the world. With incentives like these, how could I refuse?
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    For the last few weeks, Ethel comes in every evening to listen to me practice--I guess I'm getting better!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    After a little bit more research ( I asked the woman who rescued Gibson), it seems they weren't Romani gypsies but 'travellers' (Irish) and they dumped Gibson and drove off. The mainly Irish-descended traveling community in Britain are usually disliked and often stereotyped as thieves, scroungers and undesirables. That's not my view but what many people think. TV Series like 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' (or whatever it's called) didn'y help and reinforced a lot of those stereotypes. There are very few Romani-descended gypsies in Britain these days but there are still some groups and they often stick together and distance themselves from the Irish traveling community.
    :Merl: Thank you very much for taking the time to find out all this information; it is very interesting. Also, I see you just joined TC--I haven't been here a year yet but Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnaboutVox View Post
    The Turnabout Towers menagerie...



    Elliot the Glaswegian cat rescue cat at the end of his very long life...




    Thomasina the Mancunian stray who came to share with Elliot on her terms




    Oscar the beautiful but rather stupid cat rescue tabby who got run over shortly after this photo




    Young Artie arrives, much to Thomasina's disgust!
    :TurnaboutVox: All these wonderful cats with great names: I knew you were a softy--I never believed you called Artie just "cat"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by znapschatz View Post
    Leslie and rabbit, long ago in Los Angeles.



    One of my favorite photos of my then fiancé (now wife) in Los Angeles with a pet rabbit. Her menagerie also included two cats and the best dog in the world. With incentives like these, how could I refuse?
    Hi Znapschatz! This is a fabulous photo! How is Leslie doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JosefinaHW View Post
    Hi Znapschatz! This is a fabulous photo! How is Leslie doing?
    Fine, thanks for asking. It took a while, but she is getting close to her old self. We even went swimming a few days ago. She isn't quite up to her usual mile and a half, but it's a start . Be well, yourself .
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    Quote Originally Posted by JosefinaHW View Post
    Hi Znapschatz! This is a fabulous photo! How is Leslie doing?
    It's a few days later and I just have to tell you again how much I like this photo, Znapschatz. It's photos like this that really make me wish I was a poet. Please give Leslie I BIG hug for me. I look forward to meeting you both in person when I come to Ohio to visit Huilu and the art museums.

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