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Lumpy
05-12-2012, 10:49 PM
Pugs are pretty cool! The Steelers blanket and the Southwestern design throw pillows, not so much. :p

Gracie Dean
05-13-2012, 06:10 PM
We are getting our new girl Sunday. Angus won't know what to do!!! We hope he isn't that jealous

gblowfish
05-13-2012, 07:44 PM
I took a few kitty pics on the back porch today. Kitties love the porch just like I do.

Here's Mama Cat (my tuxedo cat)
http://i47.tinypic.com/316ww87.jpg
Neighbor Cat Closeup
http://i46.tinypic.com/wmbkev.jpg
Meesh Meesh on top of my BBQ Grill
http://i47.tinypic.com/311nv2v.jpg
And Rocky just chillin' on the couch.
http://i46.tinypic.com/23upgeu.jpg

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-13-2012, 07:46 PM
Handsome cats blowfish.

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 09:00 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/61473c72-672f-5da6.jpg


This is why I love boxers. They're down.

Fairplay
05-13-2012, 09:11 PM
if you get rid of meesh meesh let me know i will take her.

pr_capone
05-13-2012, 09:13 PM
I don't know that I ever posted this pic. This is Angie.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/23659_1407155224205_1392158164_31100120_7667021_n.jpg

dtebbe
05-13-2012, 09:19 PM
Zoe, our Airedale girl, 60# of pure fun:

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/524033_3365926199798_1618453741_2709734_1136092651_n.jpg

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 09:20 PM
I don't know that I ever posted this pic. This is Angie.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/23659_1407155224205_1392158164_31100120_7667021_n.jpg



Is that you on the chopper sir?

luv
05-13-2012, 09:20 PM
I don't know that I ever posted this pic. This is Angie.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/23659_1407155224205_1392158164_31100120_7667021_n.jpg

Did you have that much hair when I met you last year? I don't remember. It was dark and freezing...lol.

pr_capone
05-13-2012, 09:21 PM
Is that you on the chopper sir?

I wouldn't let anyone else take my dog on a motorcycle... so, yup that is me.

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 09:22 PM
I wouldn't let anyone else take my dog on a motorcycle... so, yup that is me.

My question, are you single?

pr_capone
05-13-2012, 09:24 PM
My question, are you single?

Nope... married. Are you hitting on me?

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 09:24 PM
No, why? Are you hitting on me?


No my wife is :-(

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-13-2012, 09:26 PM
I don't know that I ever posted this pic. This is Angie.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/23659_1407155224205_1392158164_31100120_7667021_n.jpg

I'm impressed that Angie can ride a bike, but what's the dogs name?

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 09:28 PM
I'm impressed that Angie can ride a bike, but what's the dogs name?

Bada boom

luv
05-13-2012, 09:28 PM
I'm impressed that Angie can ride a bike, but what's the dogs name?

pr_capone


I keed!

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-13-2012, 09:29 PM
pr_capone


I keed!

Ouch babe.

luv
05-13-2012, 09:30 PM
Ouch babe.

He knows I love him. :)

rico
05-13-2012, 09:30 PM
No my wife is :-(

http://cdn.7static.com/static/img/sleeveart/00/004/138/0000413878_350.jpg

Just a swingin'!

pr_capone
05-13-2012, 09:33 PM
No my wife is :-(

Does she have a nice ass?

cuz I don't want none unless shes' got buns

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-13-2012, 09:36 PM
He knows I love him. :)

He knows I love him too. nttawwt.

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 09:40 PM
Does she have a nice ass?

cuz I don't want none unless shes' got buns


It's not too shabby. Has my name on the left cheek though.

pr_capone
05-13-2012, 09:41 PM
It's not too shabby. Has my name on the left cheek though.

Not a problem. I don't mind making my mark on the right. :D

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 09:42 PM
Not a problem. I don't mind making my mark on the right. :D

Now I'm getting jealous and called her a whore just now.

pr_capone
05-13-2012, 09:44 PM
Now I'm getting jealous and called her a whore just now.

Whoa whoa whoa! My apologies! I think we can all agree that it is obvious how she fell in love with me by just my photograph. She should be forgiven as this happens on a very regular basis.

----

that said... angie is a sweet little dog.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205774_1046494767919_1392158164_30133861_7746_n.jpg

Frankie
05-13-2012, 09:56 PM
I took a few kitty pics on the back porch today. Kitties love the porch just like I do.

Meesh Meesh on top of my BBQ Grill
http://i47.tinypic.com/311nv2v.jpg

This one in particular is a great looking cat.

luv
05-13-2012, 10:42 PM
Question for cat owners...

I'm probably a little sensitive since finding out that drinking a lot of water and peeing a lot is a sign of possible kidney problems in cats. Boose, (pictured earlier) has just started drinking more water. Dad did point out, though, that we just recently changed her diet from wet food to dry food. Makes sense that that would have something to do with it. Agree?

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-13-2012, 11:18 PM
Question for cat owners...

I'm probably a little sensitive since finding out that drinking a lot of water and peeing a lot is a sign of possible kidney problems in cats. Boose, (pictured earlier) has just started drinking more water. Dad did point out, though, that we just recently changed her diet from wet food to dry food. Makes sense that that would have something to do with it. Agree?

I would agree but I'm no expert. Had a lot of cats in my life.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-13-2012, 11:19 PM
Whoa whoa whoa! My apologies! I think we can all agree that it is obvious how she fell in love with me by just my photograph. She should be forgiven as this happens on a very regular basis.

----

that said... angie is a sweet little dog.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/205774_1046494767919_1392158164_30133861_7746_n.jpg

Aww I want to hug her.

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 11:24 PM
Aww I want to hug her.


I want to put her in my smoker.



What do you think the internal temp should be? Around 165ish

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-13-2012, 11:31 PM
I want to put her in my smoker.



What do you think the internal temp should be? Around 165ish

I think you need another beer.

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 11:32 PM
I think you need another beer.

Am I way off in my temp suggestions?



Oak or pecan wood?

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-13-2012, 11:35 PM
Am I way off in my temp suggestions?



Oak or pecan wood?

Put some pecan in your smoker and throw a couple brats and a steak on. then eat it all like a man will... while hugging Angie and giving her the scraps. Instant happiness.

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 11:36 PM
Put some pecan in your smoker and throw a couple brats and a steak on. then eat it all like a man will... while hugging Angie and giving her the scraps. Instant happiness.

Check this out bro


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmRLlKSGsgw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-13-2012, 11:39 PM
Check this out bro


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmRLlKSGsgw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

That's great. You lost me with video games. Go to sleep and go have your x-rays in the morning.

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 11:42 PM
That's great. You lost me with video games. Go to sleep and go have your x-rays in the morning.

I'm scared I'm gonna get a shot :-(



I love pets

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-13-2012, 11:57 PM
I'm scared I'm gonna get a shot :-(



I love pets

Man up and take the needle if thats what you need and enjoy feeling better, faster. You can do it. It takes 8 seconds.

Inmem58
05-13-2012, 11:59 PM
I'll be good to go.



What kind of pets do you have Dr. Nooononnnheadache

Frankie
05-14-2012, 08:52 AM
Question for cat owners...

I'm probably a little sensitive since finding out that drinking a lot of water and peeing a lot is a sign of possible kidney problems in cats. Boose, (pictured earlier) has just started drinking more water. Dad did point out, though, that we just recently changed her diet from wet food to dry food. Makes sense that that would have something to do with it. Agree?

This. Don't worry. But be mindful of cats and their kidneys. Especially in their old age.

luv
05-14-2012, 08:59 AM
This. Don't worry. But be mindful of cats and their kidneys. Especially in their old age.

Yep. Learned that lesson the hard way. This cat is 9, so still has some years ahead of her.

Frankie
05-14-2012, 09:17 AM
Yep. Learned that lesson the hard way. This cat is 9, so still has some years ahead of her.
9 is a good age to start watching him for signs of kidney problems. In human years he is 56. Puya is younger than that but he did have urinary track infection that threatened his kidney a few years ago. So we've been feeding him the Pro Plan 'Urinary track' dry food as his regular sustenance. Every evening at 6+/- he gets his moist food. If we forget, he comes and reminds us around 6 pm, as if he has a wrist watch!

luv
05-14-2012, 09:23 AM
9 is a good age to start watching him for signs of kidney problems. In human years he is 56. Puya is younger than that but he did have urinary track infection that threatened his kidney a few years ago. So we've been feeding him the Pro Plan 'Urinary track' dry food as his regular sustenance. Every evening at 6+/- he gets his moist food. If we forget, he comes and reminds us around 6 pm, as if he has a wrist watch!

The cat I put down last week from kidney failure was 8.

And yeah, my dad has an outdoor cat that you can hear meowing at the back door everyday starting at 3pm...lol.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-14-2012, 10:46 AM
I'll be good to go.



What kind of pets do you have Dr. Nooononnnheadache

None currently. My ferret died about a year ago. Had a couple of cats before in my current apartment.

Rain Man
05-14-2012, 10:51 AM
My cat O.J. had his final followup appointment for his bad jaw infection this morning, and checked out A-OK. Poor guy had a multi-month ordeal getting the infection removed, six teeth removed, and then taking care of another infection that set in. But he's doing well and has even gained significant weight in the last month (which is a good thing in his case).

RockChalk
05-14-2012, 10:52 AM
http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/535681_3514888344414_1038104428_2549924_934401920_n.jpg

My new pug and I have hit it off well. This was taken today. I've never had a pug before, but I must say.... I like this dog's style. She's pretty cool.

Great pic. How hungover are you though?

rico
05-14-2012, 04:43 PM
Great pic. How hungover are you though?

On that particular day, not at all.... just burnt out from a long work week. Was hungover yesterday though. I think I was drunk when I posted that picture.

rico
05-14-2012, 04:45 PM
My cat O.J. had his final followup appointment for his bad jaw infection this morning, and checked out A-OK. Poor guy had a multi-month ordeal getting the infection removed, six teeth removed, and then taking care of another infection that set in. But he's doing well and has even gained significant weight in the last month (which is a good thing in his case).

I'm assuming OJ looks like this:

http://files.dogster.com/pix/articles/d02c36ffdcc97440db7b76904a41e7d4_1284410789.jpg

Inmem58
05-14-2012, 04:50 PM
Great pic. How hungover are you though?

Looks pretty bad he has a Steelers blanket.

rico
05-14-2012, 04:50 PM
Pugs are pretty cool! The Steelers blanket and the Southwestern design throw pillows, not so much. :p

Yep, our pug is pretty cool. Kind of needy though. By that, I mean, it is a small dog that seemingly NEEDS 90% of the bed.

Steelers blanket, not cool. The Southwestern design couch/couch pillows though? Straight up ballin', yo! Well not really... they are a reflection as to how I will be living in the 90's forever due to my excellent choice of enrolling at a private college and majoring in Psychology. In other words, I am in year 5 of my student loan prison term which causes me to resort to such furniture. I got that couch and it's matching loveseat for free! And on an even brighter note, it's the most comfortable couch in the whole freaking world!

rico
05-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Looks pretty bad he has a Steelers blanket.

Yeah.....I'm dissappointed in myself as well. But to my defense it was the blanket that was closest to me at the time and I didn't feel like moving very far. My fiancee is a die-hard Steeler fan. And what I am using as a pillow, isn't even a pillow... It's my 1 year old daughter's mini Care Bears fluffy chair. That thing is awesome for keeping the sun out of my eyes when there is sun coming through our window blinds right on to my face.

Frankie
05-14-2012, 05:24 PM
Looks pretty bad he has a Steelers blanket.

Could have been worse. Could have been a Donks blanket.

rico
05-14-2012, 05:38 PM
I figured this story about our cat from hell was relevant enough to this thread. I posted this picture-caption-story on my blog about a year ago. You can read that version of it by clicking here: http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/?p=1458 or you can just simply read what I am able to successfully post below with the maximum 20 images. This situation with the cat, was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever witnessed.



"Meet the Hamburglar"

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-093.jpg

Meet the newest addition of our family... The Hamburglar. He is a pretty cute little kitty, isn't he? Well, don't let his physical appearance deceive you.

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-014.jpg

At the moment this picture was taken, The Hamburglar was probably brainstorming ways he could successfully bomb a hospital. If Satan exists, I am pretty certain he resides within the depths of The Hamburglar's cold, dark soul.


http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/hamburglar.gif


He was named after this turd-nugget. I wanted to give him a name that was original, yet somehow fitting to his black and white fur. Some of you may remember this guy, some of you may not. It's The Hamburglar from the old Ronald Mcdonald commercials. The Hamburglar is Ronald Mcdonald's most notorious and pesky enemy. He is a total douche-bucket. He is always stalking poor Ronald Mcdonald, trying to steal his hamburgers and cheeseburgers. He is a total buzzkill to Ronald, Grimace and the rest of the crew. However, Ronald's crew always wins in the end. The name is fitting for the cat, not only because of their matching colors, but because the cat is also a huge douche-bucket like The Hamburglar.


http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-090.jpg

I can't even pet The Hamburglar without him whipping his claws out and attacking me.


http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-013.jpg

I am starting to believe that The Hamburglar's purpose in life is to scratch and bite everything he sees. Here he is, biting my finger as if it were a piece of beef jerky.


http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-017.jpg

I can't even sit down and watch TV without The Hamburglar attacking my feet.

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzz-070.jpg

He does have his redeeming moments though where he seems to like me. Here he is curling up by my feet while I am on the computer. Since I do not currently have internet at my house, I was probably typing a blog entry as this picture was taken.


http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-001.jpg

Amazingly, he is good with kids. He is very nice to my 8 month old daughter.

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-018.jpg

But he's still a jackass.

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-038.jpg

Buying him toys is a waste of money and effort. He demolishes them. A catnip toy will appear as if it had a violent encounter with a wolverine if it spends a few hours with The Hamburglar. Here is a picture of one of those "feathered balls attached to a rubber band that is attached to a stick" cat toys. We have gone through 3 of these. The Hamburglar bit through the rubber band with all three of them.


http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-039.jpg

I didn't think there was anything that could put The Hamburglar in his place until he started messing with one of these things. I am not sure what this thing is used for, but I think it has something to do with my baby girl. I bet you are asking yourselves, "how on earth did something so simple put The Hamburglar in his place?" Well, I will explain. One evening, The Hamburglar was playing with this blue plastic ring. He kept putting his mouth and nose through the loop and would open his mouth as if he were preparing to bite something. This eventually resulted in the plastic, blue thing going all the way around his neck like a collar. When I noticed this, I checked to see if the thing was too tight around his neck. I didn't want him to accidentally choke himself. It wasn't too tight so I just let him wear it as a collar for the time being. I didn't feel like taking it off because I was 99% sure that if I did, he would bite me. So I left him alone.

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-005.jpg

About an hour later, I was sitting on the couch, watching Cash Cab when I noticed The Hamburglar on the floor, throwing a fit. He appeared to be having some sort of acrobatic seizure. He would sprint a couple steps before jumping a foot in the air, landing on his back. Then he would do a couple somersalts and then stand on his feet for a couple seconds. He repeated this process 2-3 times before I decided that there was obviously something wrong with him and he needed help. When I checked to see what was wrong with him, I discovered that the blue plastic ring had somehow gotten caught in his mouth and was prying his mouth open. It was pissing him off. It reminded me of those horse bits that horse riders put in horses' mouths before they ride them. I am guessing that the plastic ring was loose enough on his neck that when he opened his mouth or meowed, the bottom of his mouth slid underneath the ring, ultimately resulting in The Hamburglar's jaws being pried open.

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-040.jpg

I don't blame him for being pissed off. Having a blue, plastic ring stuck in your mouth, prying your jaws open would suck ass.

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-006.jpg

Words can not explain the frustration that The Hamburglar endured while trying to maneuver his jaw from the grips of this evil blue plastic ring, but this picture sure explains it.

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-030.jpg

So how did we find the time to take pictures of The Hamburglar's horrible situation while we should have been helping him? Because it took us 30 minutes to free him. He scratched and bit the shit out of our hands while we were trying to help him. Check out the skin flaking off the left side of my hand, the small cuts on the back of my hand and the scratch between two of my fingers. All of these were inflicted by The Hamburglar while I was trying to help him. The pictures of The Hamburglar struggling with the evil blue ring were taken between breaks. It wasn't just a struggle for The Hamburglar. It was a struggle for Krystal and I as well. The cat was absolutely frantic.


http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-032.jpg

My palm also took a beating.

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-034.jpg

He wasn't any calmer with my fiance, Krystal, who was also helping me get the plastic ring out of his mouth.


http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-041.jpg

It was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen. And for those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I have seen some bizarre shit.


http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-043.jpg

In this picture, you can clearly see that it was his bottom teeth that were preventing him from escaping the blue plastic ring. We didn't notice this as we were trying to get the thing off of him. If we had, the process may have been much easier.


http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/hamburrrrrglar.jpg

If I had to take a guess, I would say you haven't seen the last of the mischievious Hamburglar.

rico
05-14-2012, 05:43 PM
Could have been worse. Could have been a Donks blanket.

I wouldn't allow that in my house. My fiancee was a Cubs fan when she started dating me. She is now a converted Cardinals fan. I basically told her that if she continued to root for the Cubs in front of me, we would have relationship problems. Now she's just as die-hard about the Cardinals as I am. She is a fanatic when it comes to the Steelers though, so I didn't even attempt to convert her into a Chiefs fan....and I'd honestly feel bad if I did...I've witnessed her watch her team play in 3 Super Bowls and win 2 of them. I did get her to dress up in Chiefs apparrel when we went to the Chiefs vs. 49ers game in 2010 though... She likes the Chiefs when they aren't playing the Steelers. I like the Steelers when they aren't playing the Chiefs.

Fish
05-14-2012, 05:44 PM
Don't deal with cat scratches. Buy one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Resco-Cat-Nail-Trimmer-757/dp/B0002ZAE68

rico
05-14-2012, 05:46 PM
Don't deal with cat scratches. Buy one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Resco-Cat-Nail-Trimmer-757/dp/B0002ZAE68

I'd have to buy some sort of kittie-cat straight jacket to successfully put that to use with The Hamburglar.

Fish
05-14-2012, 05:52 PM
I'd have to buy some sort of kittie-cat straight jacket to successfully put that to use with The Hamburglar.

Lay down a towel, and wrap the little fucker up with paws sticking out both ends. Wrap tight. Trim away while the cat whines.

Fire Me Boy!
05-14-2012, 05:59 PM
I figured this story about our cat from hell was relevant enough to this thread. I posted this picture-caption-story on my blog about a year ago. You can read that version of it by clicking here: http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/?p=1458 or you can just simply read what I am able to successfully post below with the maximum 20 images. This situation with the cat, was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever witnessed.



"Meet the Hamburglar"

Meet the newest addition of our family... The Hamburglar. He is a pretty cute little kitty, isn't he? Well, don't let his physical appearance deceive you.

http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/zzzzzzzzzzzzz-014.jpg



I love this cat. I want it.

Count Alex's Losses
05-15-2012, 12:23 AM
http://uranus.ckt.net/~gochiefs/dawgggg.gif

Fairplay
05-15-2012, 12:51 AM
Ricoswaff get her front paws declawed.

-King-
05-15-2012, 01:35 AM
I figured this story about our cat from hell was relevant enough to this thread. I posted this picture-caption-story on my blog about a year ago. You can read that version of it by clicking here: http://ricoswaff.com/blog1/?p=1458 or you can just simply read what I am able to successfully post below with the maximum 20 images. This situation with the cat, was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever witnessed.



"Meet the Hamburglar"

.

ROFL

rico
05-15-2012, 01:10 PM
Ricoswaff get her front paws declawed.

I'll be facing a lawsuit once he rips the vet to shreds.

Sucky
05-15-2012, 03:33 PM
A lot of you have great pets!

Gracie Dean
05-25-2012, 09:49 PM
Newest addition of our household. We may be a little crazy, but hubby thought it would make me feel better.

Frankie
05-25-2012, 09:57 PM
Newest addition of our household. We may be a little crazy, but hubby thought it would make me feel better.

So far it looks like the pooch is feeling a lot better than you. May you soon catch up with him in feelin' good.

:)

Easy 6
05-25-2012, 10:00 PM
Newest addition of our household. We may be a little crazy, but hubby thought it would make me feel better.

Thats one of the most humanlike, comforted expressions i've ever seen from a dog, like a lazy kid on moms couch, sweet.

Gracie Dean
05-25-2012, 10:13 PM
Newest addition of our household. We may be a little crazy, but hubby thought it would make me feel better.

we have a male boxer that will be 2 next month. He won't leave her alone, just licks her all the time but when gets tired and sits away, she goes right back at him.

Gracie Dean
05-25-2012, 10:15 PM
Thats one of the most humanlike, comforted expressions i've ever seen from a dog, like a lazy kid on moms couch, sweet.

we have had her almost a week. She is doing fine and both of the puppies are getting used to each other. She has had only two accidents in her crate because it was too big but since we fixed the size she has been great. She has peed in the house a couple times but it hasn't been bad.

Thank god my Hubby and daughter and nephew have been here to help, I couldn't deal with it all. They are doing the work and I am getting the benefit of a loving baby

Gracie Dean
05-25-2012, 10:20 PM
this was first meeting

Fairplay
05-26-2012, 02:10 AM
A lot of you have great pets!



... we'll make great pets

Gracie Dean
06-07-2012, 10:42 PM
getting closer

crazycoffey
06-10-2012, 08:31 PM
At the lake

Gracie Dean
06-12-2012, 11:33 AM
cool

Fire Me Boy!
06-17-2012, 04:12 PM
I think this little guy has adopted us...

Gracie Dean
06-17-2012, 04:22 PM
I think this little guy has adopted us...

aw, so cute

rtmike
06-18-2012, 02:14 AM
getting closer


Beautiful dogs. My little sis has 2 of them. We almost got one but instead went with a Golden. I'd love to still get one but even @ 1 we have our hands' full during the summer weeks' & my daughter's out town/state soccer tournaments.

Notice my use of summer "weeks", up here we count the days the sun shines in weeks, not months. :D

bevischief
06-22-2012, 06:48 AM
http://76.10.121.14:8080/index.html?cam1=on&cam2=on&cam3=on&cam4=on&cam5=on&cam6=on&size=1&columns=2&mode=0

My dogs are staying here for the next few days. I have 2 bassets a huge Black,red and white one and the other one she is older red basset with white feet. Because they are bassets they may sleep most of the day and the cameras do freeze up from time to time.

Gracie Dean
06-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Beautiful dogs. My little sis has 2 of them. We almost got one but instead went with a Golden. I'd love to still get one but even @ 1 we have our hands' full during the summer weeks' & my daughter's out town/state soccer tournaments.

Notice my use of summer "weeks", up here we count the days the sun shines in weeks, not months. :D

we have talked about letting them have one litter...maybe, depends on my health and the work involved.

Fire Me Boy!
06-28-2012, 11:05 AM
I think this little guy has adopted us...

For a month or so, this little guy will show up for 2-3 days, and then disappear for 3-4 days. He showed up last week thin as a rail and ate an entire can of cat food in one sitting.

We took him inside and he's getting his shots today. We're going to take some pics of him and put up a flyer or two, and if we don't hear anything in the next week or so, we'll take him on full-time and get him neutered.

gblowfish
06-28-2012, 11:44 AM
For a month or so, this little guy will show up for 2-3 days, and then disappear for 3-4 days. He showed up last week thin as a rail and ate an entire can of cat food in one sitting.

We took him inside and he's getting his shots today. We're going to take some pics of him and put up a flyer or two, and if we don't hear anything in the next week or so, we'll take him on full-time and get him neutered.

He looks like my kitty Neighbor Cat when we first got him. Grey Tabbies have great dispositions, usually very laid back. My Neighbor Cat is a loving, endearing rascal cat. Hope your kitty works out as well. Recent NC pic is attached.

Picked a name yet?

Fire Me Boy!
06-28-2012, 11:49 AM
He looks like my kitty Neighbor Cat when we first got him. Grey Tabbies have great dispositions, usually very laid back. My Neighbor Cat is a loving, endearing rascal cat. Hope your kitty works out as well. Recent NC pic is attached.

Picked a name yet?

Well, we always name our pets with film/literary references... so it came down to MacGuffin (Mac for short), Vigo and Jonesy.

MacGuffin is a phrase coined by Alfred Hitchcock, my favorite director, and would go right in with Rosebud, who is one of the all-time great MacGuffins in history. This was probably my favorite, but I have an uncle named Mac. And that would be weird.

Vigo, the big dude from Ghostbusters 2, mainly because in that pic I posted before, kitteh looks a little evil, and Vigo seemed like a good one.

Jonesy is the cat in Alien. Went with Jonesy because Alien is a FAR superior film than Ghostbusters 2.

Fire Me Boy!
06-28-2012, 11:51 AM
For a month or so, this little guy will show up for 2-3 days, and then disappear for 3-4 days. He showed up last week thin as a rail and ate an entire can of cat food in one sitting.

We took him inside and he's getting his shots today. We're going to take some pics of him and put up a flyer or two, and if we don't hear anything in the next week or so, we'll take him on full-time and get him neutered.

Vet said he's about a year old, and undersized. He's also about 90 percent sure he's a stray and has been outdoors his whole life. They actually had a hard time getting the needle through his skin for the shots.

Fish
09-04-2012, 08:51 PM
After a hard day of eating mealworms and lizard humping.....

Bow wow chicka bow woww....... It's dragon mating time.....

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9513/48823644819632889091582.jpg

Mr_Tomahawk
09-04-2012, 09:03 PM
Nice Inlands.

Fire Me Boy!
09-04-2012, 09:03 PM
Rosebud crashed on a tough Saturday afternoon recently.

Saulbadguy
09-04-2012, 09:31 PM
fatass

Dayze
09-05-2012, 01:05 PM
Spot
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/376727_3971682325198_1189534260_n.jpg

Unsmooth-Moment
09-05-2012, 01:17 PM
getting closer

Boxers are awesome!

Mine is about 4 months old

Ceej
09-05-2012, 01:19 PM
fatass

I never knew hedgehog was a delicacy.


Nice knives, bro.

Radar Chief
09-05-2012, 01:21 PM
Spot
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/376727_3971682325198_1189534260_n.jpg

:eek: Camel spider! KIWF!

Luke Warm
09-05-2012, 02:10 PM
I have the real taco bell dog lol. Her name is Roxy.

http://i49.tinypic.com/15rjrdw.jpg

Actually have 3 of them. Rocky (left) and Rainy are the black ones.

http://i48.tinypic.com/2ahvfbk.jpg

Donger
09-05-2012, 02:15 PM
.

Dayze
09-05-2012, 02:16 PM
Nice!
My wife and I want a Dobe for our next dog; after our 2 kick the bucket.

how do you like the dog/breed? Right now we have a black lab, and a short haired collie/pointer mix.

Donger
09-05-2012, 02:22 PM
Nice!
My wife and I want a Dobe for our next dog; after our 2 kick the bucket.

how do you like the dog/breed? Right now we have a black lab, and a short haired collie/pointer mix.

I can't imagine having any other breed, honestly. Dobes are pretty sharp and tend to be very head-strong. Training isn't optional, whether you do it yourself or have a pro do it. Thankfully, most are very eager, willing and capable of solid training. Daily exercise is a must. Females tend to be better "family" dogs, if you know what I mean, but the boy above loves all of us. If you are going to adopt, be prepared for a Dobe that has been mistreated or trained to be aggressive.

Spongeblack Bobtard
09-05-2012, 02:25 PM
This is my baby...

Dayze
09-05-2012, 02:27 PM
good to know. thanks.
(makes me sick about the last part in the last sentence. Pisses me off people would do that)

Frankie
09-05-2012, 03:04 PM
After a hard day of eating mealworms and lizard humping.....

Bow wow chicka bow woww....... It's dragon mating time.....

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9513/48823644819632889091582.jpg

Oooh, I just love these. :thumb:

Fire Me Boy!
09-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Well, it wasn't our plan to come home with these guys when we went to drop off food at the shelter, but that's what happened.


Riggs...

http://imageshack.us/a/img28/830/camera24.jpg


Murtaugh...

http://imageshack.us/a/img5/6050/camera27.jpg

Gonzo
09-29-2012, 09:56 PM
My new Brittany, Gracie. This is our 8th generation of the same bloodline. She's a direct decendant of Nolan's Last Bullet.

http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss80/Gonzo_photos/280889FF-1F6B-467D-8467-6D9B732A0D43-16709-000015BD603D1290.jpg

Gonzo
09-29-2012, 09:57 PM
http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss80/Gonzo_photos/1A5666BE-F84B-40FB-801F-9C4D562BAD80-16709-000015BD38BA994B.jpg

Fire Me Boy!
10-06-2012, 11:22 AM
Riggs and Murtaugh have transitioned into our house very well... Riggs is a stage 4 clinger. He wants to be in your face or on your shoulder all the time.

http://imageshack.us/a/img833/439/img9992m.jpg






Murtaugh is very mischievousness. He'll play with anything, but when he wants love and attention, he's not afraid to ask for it. Here he is after a long morning of hard playtime.

http://imageshack.us/a/img528/2986/img0002md.jpg

Fish
10-06-2012, 01:05 PM
Trim your nose hairs FMB...

Also, those kittens are cuter than shit.

lewdog
10-06-2012, 01:13 PM
Here is the cat my girlfriend brought home about 3 months ago. This is the first animal I have ever lived with. Growing up we had cats but they were all outside cats so they could control the mice population.

Her name is Montana and she is all black except for a small white spot on her belly.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg251/lewdog_5/montana1.jpg


A picture of what she did during most of the Chiefs/Chargers game!

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg251/lewdog_5/montana.jpg

Bump
10-06-2012, 01:29 PM
http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h361/Bump4/219639_10100168841607029_16812056_48977817_3884707_o.jpg

Scarlette, she's a sweetheart

bevischief
10-06-2012, 01:35 PM
My bassets hate me right now it's football season and I can get quite loud watching football. The Mrs is working today.

Bump
10-06-2012, 03:03 PM
My bassets hate me right now it's football season and I can get quite loud watching football. The Mrs is working today.

ya my dog senses the anger/stress and tries to come over and cheer me up during games, lol.

bevischief
10-06-2012, 07:24 PM
But their damn sleeping powers I have taken 2 naps today. They have it.

Mr. Laz
10-06-2012, 07:29 PM
ya my dog senses the anger/stress and tries to come over and cheer me up during games, lol.
my cat does the same.

If i watch sports(that i'm really into) or play a video game etc where i'm really smashing the buttions my cat always comes around and starts making this little sound and rubbing against me.


LMAO

Fire Me Boy!
10-06-2012, 07:33 PM
my cat does the same.

If i watch sports(that i'm really into) or can't play a video game etc where i'm really smashing the buttions my cat always comes around and starts making this little sound and rubbing against me.


LMAO

Animals can be very in tune with their human counterparts.

Bump
10-06-2012, 07:41 PM
my cat does the same.

If i watch sports(that i'm really into) or can't play a video game etc where i'm really smashing the buttions my cat always comes around and starts making this little sound and rubbing against me.


LMAO

ya, she runs up to me while I'm playing COD every time, I have to shoo her away so I can work the controllers, lol. She always tries to put her head on my lap and wiggle her but (because she has no tail). She's too cute.

arrwheader
10-06-2012, 08:07 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A4kMtdRCAAA49Yv.jpg:large

GloryDayz
10-06-2012, 09:09 PM
Misty... Best dog that's ever been part of my family... :thumb:

Ace Gunner
10-08-2012, 07:38 AM
Max & Sis (needs a name) arrived yesterday. 3 mo old GS pups.
http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/picture.php?albumid=122&pictureid=1212

Dayze
10-08-2012, 11:03 AM
Great lookin pups

Fire Me Boy!
11-24-2012, 09:41 AM
And it starts... kittens and Christmas trees.

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9517/17933039478817046841032.jpg

sd4chiefs
11-24-2012, 11:56 AM
Dogs and stupid Christmas hats

Frazod
12-30-2012, 03:20 PM
Our new kitten, Apollo.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/407865_10200228566182051_828440092_n.jpg

Buck
12-30-2012, 03:25 PM
Nice pets everyone. I'm going to go spend time with this girl sometime this week to make sure we get along and make sure the shelter thinks I'm a suitable adopter.

http://i.imgur.com/T6Wep.png

Fire Me Boy!
12-31-2012, 01:43 PM
Riggs (right) and Murtaugh are growing... well, Murtaugh is. He's a chunky bastard.

Ceej
01-10-2013, 08:36 AM
This is Sadie. She's 12 and will be put down today.

I remember the day we got her from the humane society. She had a bandana, and smelled of something fierce.

Her and I never really saw eye-to-eye. But, she was a good dog, nonetheless.

Fire Me Boy!
01-10-2013, 08:39 AM
This is Sadie. She's 12 and will be put down today.

I remember the day we got her from the humane society. She had a bandana, and smelled of something fierce.

Her and I never really saw eye-to-eye. But, she was a good dog, nonetheless.

:(

Sorry, dude. I hate that.

Radar Chief
01-10-2013, 08:44 AM
This is Sadie. She's 12 and will be put down today.

I remember the day we got her from the humane society. She had a bandana, and smelled of something fierce.

Her and I never really saw eye-to-eye. But, she was a good dog, nonetheless.

Sorry to hear it. It always sucks putting down a buddy no matter how many times you go through it.

Radar Chief
01-10-2013, 08:46 AM
Riggs (right) and Murtaugh are growing... well, Murtaugh is. He's a chunky bastard.

Do you feed them wet or dry food?
We found that our pets maintain a healthier weight on wet food and chunk up considerably on dry. Not sure why but weíve seen it a few times now.

Fire Me Boy!
01-10-2013, 08:56 AM
Do you feed them wet or dry food?
We found that our pets maintain a healthier weight on wet food and chunk up considerably on dry. Not sure why but weíve seen it a few times now.

Dry most of the time. They get wet food at least once a week.

ndws
01-10-2013, 10:33 AM
Here's my dog as a pup. Total mental trainwreck, but still pretty stinking likeable. Stubborn since its half shar pei, goofy because its half black lab.

EagleRob
01-10-2013, 10:37 AM
Cody. One year old Shepherd / Pit Bull mix. 103268

DC.chief
01-10-2013, 10:53 AM
This is Sadie. She's 12 and will be put down today.

I remember the day we got her from the humane society. She had a bandana, and smelled of something fierce.

Her and I never really saw eye-to-eye. But, she was a good dog, nonetheless.

That's always hard. Sorry man

EagleRob
01-10-2013, 10:58 AM
This is Sadie. She's 12 and will be put down today.

I remember the day we got her from the humane society. She had a bandana, and smelled of something fierce.

Her and I never really saw eye-to-eye. But, she was a good dog, nonetheless.

Sorry CJizz. I had a similar experience with my last dog a year ago. Great dog and good protector of the house. Remember the good times.

DC.chief
01-10-2013, 10:58 AM
103269 this is my German shepherd pup. She's 5.5 months old. Her name is Samurai but we normally just call her Sam. She has a ton of energy but she's a pretty good pup. Even though she did destroy one of my hoodies last night while I was sleeping

Buehler445
01-10-2013, 11:04 AM
This is Sadie. She's 12 and will be put down today.

I remember the day we got her from the humane society. She had a bandana, and smelled of something fierce.

Her and I never really saw eye-to-eye. But, she was a good dog, nonetheless.

Sorry to hear that bud. I can't imagine how much of a fucking wreck I'll be when Chief Dog comes to that time.

Buehler445
01-10-2013, 11:06 AM
103269 this is my German shepherd pup. She's 5.5 months old. Her name is Samurai but we normally just call her Sam. She has a ton of energy but she's a pretty good pup. Even though she did destroy one of my hoodies last night while I was sleeping

Good looking dog. I love German Shepherds. My parents have one (I call him Rambo) and it recently broke his leg. He's coming around after the surgery, but he's never going to be like it was. Either way, I love the shit out of that dog even though it isn't mine.

Buehler445
01-10-2013, 11:14 AM
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2486/photodoi.jpg

Here is Chief Dog. He's giving me the "Shit is SERIOUS" face.

When I uploaded it, for whatever reason it turned it sideways. Sorry.

tooge
01-10-2013, 11:15 AM
well, since this was bumped, here's my swissy in the snow last week. She's 1 1/2 years old. Great dog.

Ceej
01-10-2013, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys.

As someone mentioned before -- it never gets any easier.

My parents have had 3 dogs pass within 4 years. Two due to old age and one because or cancer. I hate knowing my parents are broken up about it.

Sadie was kind of a bitch to me, but I still loved on her.

Buehler445
01-10-2013, 11:23 AM
Couple more of Chief. He pretty much runs shit.

http://imageshack.us/a/img542/8786/img0203lq.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img705/1411/img0160sv.jpg

DC.chief
01-10-2013, 11:32 AM
Good looking dog. I love German Shepherds. My parents have one (I call him Rambo) and it recently broke his leg. He's coming around after the surgery, but he's never going to be like it was. Either way, I love the shit out of that dog even though it isn't mine.

Thanks man. That's funny because my last shepherd was named Rambo and I had a husky before that named chief! Lol. Your buddy chief there is a nice looking dog too

Ceej
01-10-2013, 11:36 AM
My gf and I would absolutely love to have our first dog be a bernese mountain dog.

Have any CPers owned one before?

Big, thick coated dogs. However, I've heard they have typically have short life spans.

DJ's left nut
01-10-2013, 11:40 AM
well, since this was bumped, here's my swissy in the snow last week. She's 1 1/2 years old. Great dog.

Oh, Sennenhunds...

I'm a sucker for those things. Swissies and Berners catch my eye every time.

Fire Me Boy!
01-10-2013, 11:43 AM
My gf and I would absolutely love to have our first dog be a bernese mountain dog.

Have any CPers owned one before?

Big, thick coated dogs. However, I've heard they have typically have short life spans.

Big dogs typically do.

DC.chief
01-10-2013, 11:43 AM
My gf and I would absolutely love to have our first dog be a bernese mountain dog.

Have any CPers owned one before?

Big, thick coated dogs. However, I've heard they have typically have short life spans.

I looked in to one before getting my last German shepherd. They're great looking dogs but you're right about the short life span thing. I believe I remember reading the average lifespan of one is like 7-8 years. That still didn't stop me from looking but I had no luck finding a breeder on the east coast.

DJ's left nut
01-10-2013, 11:44 AM
My gf and I would absolutely love to have our first dog be a bernese mountain dog.

Have any CPers owned one before?

Big, thick coated dogs. However, I've heard they have typically have short life spans.

Yeah, that's what's steered me away from them a couple of times. 7-10 years is a pretty common run and the couple we're close friends with that had one lost theirs at 3.

Cancer is extremely common and they are just so thickly built that their joints tend to fail them as well.

I've started doing some research into Appenzellers; very similar markings but in a lab-style body. It's another sennenhund but a pretty rare one. They look like they're not as user-friendly as the Berners are though and definitely won't be the 90 lber that the Bernese will be.

Damn shame about the health issues with the Bernese or it would be a pretty near perfect dog.

Ceej
01-10-2013, 11:49 AM
It is just so tough for me to fork out anywhere between 800-1800 for a dog that may or may not last 7-8 years.

The one dog I want more than anything is an English Bulldog. Another large chunk of change for a dog that has a short life span.

Maybe we will just stick with Australian Shepherds.

Buehler445
01-10-2013, 11:52 AM
It is just so tough for me to fork out anywhere between 800-1800 for a dog that may or may not last 7-8 years.

The one dog I want more than anything is an English Bulldog. Another large chunk of change for a dog that has a short life span.

Maybe we will just stick with Australian Shepherds.

You might look at Australian Cattle dogs (That's what Chief is). The Manhattan humane society had some awhile back.

Anyway, I've been more than impressed with Chief, and his traits match up pretty well with what I'm wanting. And in most cases would be a little smaller than Shepherds and have less fur for easier grooming and shedding and the like.

My wife did a whole mess of research on dog breeds before we settled on Cattle Dog and they have a really good fit with us.

Ceej
01-10-2013, 11:55 AM
We may get a dog potentially this year. Depending on all sorts or things.

I know Topeka is opening a humane center soon too.

My parents recent pet they got - Murphy - is a mini Australian shepherd. Great, cool dog.

DJ's left nut
01-10-2013, 11:56 AM
It is just so tough for me to fork out anywhere between 800-1800 for a dog that may or may not last 7-8 years.

The one dog I want more than anything is an English Bulldog. Another large chunk of change for a dog that has a short life span.

Maybe we will just stick with Australian Shepherds.

If the idea of the purchase price spooks you, you'd probably better stay away given that it's likely to be the least of your worries with a Bernese.

We have a standing emergency 'slush fund' of about $3K/dog and that's with labradors. With a Bernese you're likely looking at much higher vet/maintenance bills.

Unless you're able/willing to shell out 3-5K to deal with blown out knees, deteriorating hips or cancer medicine, I'd recommend you steer clear of a Bernese. It's not really fair to you or the dog to buy one and then not be willing to fix it up as things start to go wrong.

Ceej
01-10-2013, 12:00 PM
If the idea of the purchase price spooks you, you'd probably better stay away given that it's likely to be the least of your worries with a Bernese.

We have a standing emergency 'slush fund' of about $3K/dog and that's with labradors. With a Bernese you're likely looking at much higher vet/maintenance bills.

Unless you're able/willing to shell out 3-5K to deal with blown out knees, deteriorating hips or cancer medicine, I'd recommend you steer clear of a Bernese. It's not really fair to you or the dog to buy one and then not be willing to fix it up as things start to go wrong.

I'm not one to leave my dog outside on a chain. And I know that's not what you're insinuating. Just noting for clarification purposes.

Whatever kind of dog we decide will be spoiled and considered a 4-legged child. I just had no idea the Bernese life span was 7-8 years.

Just not sure it that's worth the investment and if we decide to pursue that route we will finance and plan accordingly.

Fire Me Boy!
01-10-2013, 12:07 PM
I'm not one to leave my dog outside on a chain. And I know that's not what you're insinuating. Just noting for clarification purposes.

Whatever kind of dog we decide will be spoiled and considered a 4-legged child. I just had no idea the Bernese life span was 7-8 years.

Just not sure it that's worth the investment and if we decide to pursue that route we will finance and plan accordingly.

You won't necessarily get 7-8 years out of anything. If you love and care for the animal, whatever you get is worth the investment. JMO.

:thumb:

Hoover
01-10-2013, 12:08 PM
This is my 2 year old floppy eared (they never stood up) GSD.

Ceej
01-10-2013, 12:09 PM
You won't necessarily get 7-8 years out of anything. If you love and care for the animal, whatever you get is worth the investment. JMO.

:thumb:

Agree 100%!

frankotank
01-10-2013, 12:36 PM
It is just so tough for me to fork out anywhere between 800-1800 for a dog that may or may not last 7-8 years.

The one dog I want more than anything is an English Bulldog. Another large chunk of change for a dog that has a short life span.

Maybe we will just stick with Australian Shepherds.

sorry for your loss man. been thru it a few times myself and it's just brutal....but we do what we must for our buddies.

do some research on bullmastiffs. I'm on my second one and I swear they are the best dogs.

I have some pics of Dozer in my personal...what the hell ever you call it.....my profile. I've already thrown pics of him in here somewhere....wouldn't want to Q!!!

RockChalk
01-10-2013, 01:48 PM
2 year old Great Dane/Mastiff mix, Riley. And 4 year old goofy ass lab, Dansby

tooge
01-10-2013, 02:06 PM
Oh, Sennenhunds...

I'm a sucker for those things. Swissies and Berners catch my eye every time.

The swissies are the same size, don't have the long hair issues, and as long as you get one from a breeder that certifies the joints in the parents, that isn't an issue either. Our breeder has had hers typically live to be about 10 years old. Ours is 115 lbs of very gentle, and yet very playful and protective, lap dog.

tooge
01-10-2013, 02:09 PM
I had always thought the Berners were the originals, but then I read this:

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

It is distinguishable from its cousin, the Bernese Mountain dog, by its short hair. Also known as the Swissy, this breed is thought to be the earliest breed of all Sennenhunds. It is the largest and heaviest of other breeds, which is why most people purchase this breed for watching over them or protecting their homes and family.

The coat of the GMD is tri-colored: mainly black, white and red. The outer coat is no longer than 2 inches. The outer coat is black and there are symmetrical patches of rust and white. Rust color is found over the eyes, cheeks and the sides of the chest. As for white, it is seen on the blaze of the nose and the tips of tail, feet and chest. Dogs of this breed must have a black outer coat, while their inner one may range from white, light grey to tawny

frankotank
01-10-2013, 02:17 PM
You won't necessarily get 7-8 years out of anything. If you love and care for the animal, whatever you get is worth the investment. JMO.

:thumb:

I'll never forget after I had to put my first bullmastiff down I was just devastated. sounds wussy to say...but I was, just fucking devastated.
(all of a sudden seems dusty in here)
I was talking to my dad and said, I wish I could never have to hurt like this again. and he said, son you'd never in a million years trade all the love that dog gave you over the years to get rid of the pain you have now.
(damn it's dusty)

Fire Me Boy!
01-10-2013, 02:25 PM
I'll never forget after I had to put my first bullmastiff down I was just devastated. sounds wussy to say...but I was, just ****ing devastated.
(all of a sudden seems dusty in here)
I was talking to my dad and said, I wish I could never have to hurt like this again. and he said, son you'd never in a million years trade all the love that dog gave you over the years to get rid of the pain you have now.
(damn it's dusty)

Yeah. It's really tough, and it always sucks. But I've never even considered never having another pet when I've had to put one down.

I still get misty at having to put Rosebud down a few months ago. She was my personal first pet. All the others I've had were pets of the family, but I got Rosie when I was living with a roommate in college (he'd gone back home for summer), and we had three months that were just us. She was only 6 weeks old when I got her, and in three month's time there was a pretty strong bond there. She liked my roommate, but it was pretty obvious to anyone that she was my cat. And I had her for four years before my wife and I married, so there were lots of times it was just Rosie and me.

Ceej
01-10-2013, 02:30 PM
Those Great Swiss Mountain Dogs are good looking dogs too.

DJ's left nut
01-10-2013, 03:13 PM
The swissies are the same size, don't have the long hair issues, and as long as you get one from a breeder that certifies the joints in the parents, that isn't an issue either. Our breeder has had hers typically live to be about 10 years old. Ours is 115 lbs of very gentle, and yet very playful and protective, lap dog.

The swissies are actually bigger (and can potentially be much bigger).

But they aren't as good looking, IMO. Their aren't built quite as stocky, the faces aren't quite as squared and frankly I love the long hair on the Berners.

The Swiss would ultimately be what I'd likely get, but only because the Bernese breed has just fallen apart over the last few decades. If anyone could ever bread a healthy Bernese again, I'd go that route.

frankotank
01-10-2013, 04:29 PM
Yeah. It's really tough, and it always sucks. But I've never even considered never having another pet when I've had to put one down.

I still get misty at having to put Rosebud down a few months ago. She was my personal first pet. All the others I've had were pets of the family, but I got Rosie when I was living with a roommate in college (he'd gone back home for summer), and we had three months that were just us. She was only 6 weeks old when I got her, and in three month's time there was a pretty strong bond there. She liked my roommate, but it was pretty obvious to anyone that she was my cat. And I had her for four years before my wife and I married, so there were lots of times it was just Rosie and me.

I'm totally a dog guy...and my first bully Tank was MY dog. don't know why, but he chose me. our second bully Dozer is my wifes dog thru and thru. but our CAT....that dang thing is MINE! why....I don't really know. shes a psycho Siamese / Calico mix and I swear this animal is a dog trapped in a cats body. comes when called. plays like a dog. just a strange cat. loves to be thrown high into the air onto the bed over and over. jumps down runs up to you for more. but for reasons unknown to me...she's chosen me.
she's getting old. it will be rough losing her.

Fire Me Boy!
01-10-2013, 05:28 PM
I'm totally a dog guy...and my first bully Tank was MY dog. don't know why, but he chose me. our second bully Dozer is my wifes dog thru and thru. but our CAT....that dang thing is MINE! why....I don't really know. shes a psycho Siamese / Calico mix and I swear this animal is a dog trapped in a cats body. comes when called. plays like a dog. just a strange cat. loves to be thrown high into the air onto the bed over and over. jumps down runs up to you for more. but for reasons unknown to me...she's chosen me.
she's getting old. it will be rough losing her.

Cats adopt whomever they want, regardless of your like for them.

And your Siamese acts like a Siamese. They can be very rambunctious and dog-like.

Rain Man
01-18-2013, 12:33 AM
My boy O.J. celebrated his 20th birthday tonight with a special dinner. We got him crab legs, shrimp, raw salmon, and raw cod. He loves crab legs.

Buck
01-18-2013, 12:35 AM
20 years old! Wow! Congrats!

johnny961
01-18-2013, 01:05 AM
My boy O.J. celebrated his 20th birthday tonight with a special dinner. We got him crab legs, shrimp, raw salmon, and raw cod. He loves crab legs.

Wow. He's had a long life. And needless to say a good home and a good diet. Congrats.

Fairplay
01-18-2013, 01:06 AM
My boy O.J. celebrated his 20th birthday tonight with a special dinner. We got him crab legs, shrimp, raw salmon, and raw cod. He loves crab legs.



The card next to him cracked me up. Congrats Rain Man!

Dayze
01-18-2013, 08:24 AM
when I first saw the pic without reading Rain Man's post, I thought the cat was eating diced tomatoes and onions. I thought "man...that's a cool cat".

still cool either way though lol

Fire Me Boy!
01-18-2013, 08:48 AM
when I first saw the pic without reading Rain Man's post, I thought the cat was eating diced tomatoes and onions. I thought "man...that's a cool cat".

still cool either way though lol

Not sure about tomatoes, but onions are really bad for cats. Potentially fatal.

Dartgod
01-18-2013, 10:30 AM
My boy O.J. celebrated his 20th birthday tonight with a special dinner. We got him crab legs, shrimp, raw salmon, and raw cod. He loves crab legs.
How did he manage to crack the crab legs without opposable thumbs?

Fire Me Boy!
01-18-2013, 10:31 AM
My boy O.J. celebrated his 20th birthday tonight with a special dinner. We got him crab legs, shrimp, raw salmon, and raw cod. He loves crab legs.

That's awesome.

Rain Man
01-18-2013, 11:33 AM
How did he manage to crack the crab legs without opposable thumbs?

He needed a little help with that part of it.

As an aside, it's really hard to crack crab legs open if you don't have those little crab pliers at home. I had to use some kitchen shears, and actually ended up bleeding pretty good from a hit by some ricocheting crab armor. There's no way a person could win a mixed martial arts fight with a king crab.

DMAC
01-18-2013, 11:54 AM
Yes I have a Goldendoodle. He's awesome. Shut up.

He is not fufu. He is a dudes dog. I just hate shedding (had a lab for many years).

Time for the groomers and the kids wanted him to have a mohawk. I thought this was a great idea so told the groomer to make a mohawk. Let's see what happened...

Cuba before:
http://i49.tinypic.com/majint.jpg

Cuba after:
http://i46.tinypic.com/2r6199j.jpg

Dayze
01-18-2013, 11:56 AM
LMAO

Buck
01-18-2013, 01:01 PM
Cool dog. Can you take a better pic of him with he hawk?

Buck
01-18-2013, 01:18 PM
I'm going crazy. I'm supposed to adopt this cat on Feb 1 when I move into a new place, but because of my broken ankle I might not be able to move just yet (depends on if the doc gives me the OK to drive on Jan 30). So Ive been seeing the cat at the foster owners house a few times and she's really cool, but I just think about her every day and the fact that I don't have her yet is bumming me out....and it might be delayed a couple more weeks.

DMAC
01-18-2013, 01:18 PM
Cool dog. Can you take a better pic of him with he hawk?

Dude, the hawk was awful. I went straight home and trimmed that shit off. I made it a cool fade cut though.

He looked like flaming 80s poof hair homosexual.

http://i47.tinypic.com/11ik0tf.jpg

Buehler445
01-19-2013, 11:18 PM
Son of a bitch. My parents had to put their dog down. I was really fond of it. Mom named him Bo, so I immediately had to change it to Rambo because he was a big German Shepherd and had MASSIVE canines. Plus he was really active and if he was going to do something he was by god going to DO IT.

Anyway, he was a really good dog despite my parents not doing a whole lot of training. Him and my dog played together a lot and had a pretty good relationship. When my dad was in the hospital, I was taking care of him, and he jumped out of my pickup after a rabbit when I was going about 40. He cracked his pelvis and I had to get him to the vet and take care of him while Dad was in the hospital. That's probably where I developed a really tight bond with him.

He got to feeling better and was out at the farm a lot, being Rambo. A couple months ago, he broke his humorous...like shattered it. The vet did surgery and got it to probably 60% but was still improving slowly. It hobbled him pretty bad, but Rambo is unstoppable.

Well, today he broke the other humorous. He didn't shatter it, but he wasn't going to be able to walk for a long time, and his quality of life was going to be pretty tough. So they decided to put him down.

I'm going to miss big old Rambo. He was a great dog, and had a huge heart. But he was too much Rambo for his body.

RIP buddy.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/picture.php?albumid=135&pictureid=1264

DeezNutz
01-19-2013, 11:22 PM
Sorry, dude. Great looking dog, and it sounds like you have some great memories. That's about all we can ask for because they're not ever going to be with us as long as they should be.

Buehler445
01-19-2013, 11:36 PM
Sorry, dude. Great looking dog, and it sounds like you have some great memories. That's about all we can ask for because they're not ever going to be with us as long as they should be.

Thanks for the kind words. He was a pretty special dog both in personality and resilience.

I do feel bad for mom though. All growing up we had mutts around, and they were farm dogs. Then she thought she would try to get a German Shepherd to try to assure the traits she wanted. Well that dog got run over with a tractor about 6 months after she got it. And then this one and all it's problems. He was about 2.5 years old. Most of the rest of them had to be put down because of old age. I'm sure she's frustrated because she's spent a LOT more money and tried to do everything right with these shepherds.

She was really attached to this one and took it pretty hard.

DeezNutz
01-19-2013, 11:41 PM
Thanks for the kind words. He was a pretty special dog both in personality and resilience.

I do feel bad for mom though. All growing up we had mutts around, and they were farm dogs. Then she thought she would try to get a German Shepherd to try to assure the traits she wanted. Well that dog got run over with a tractor about 6 months after she got it. And then this one and all it's problems. He was about 2.5 years old. Most of the rest of them had to be put down because of old age. I'm sure she's frustrated because she's spent a LOT more money and tried to do everything right with these shepherds.

She was really attached to this one and took it pretty hard.

Results never justify a decision.

What I mean by this is that you're right: a person can make all of the right decisions for all of the right reasons and sometimes things just don't work out for whatever reason (luck, etc.).

Don't let it get you down. Keep making the correct choices for the right reasons and things will work themselves out.

Buehler445
01-19-2013, 11:48 PM
Results never justify a decision.

What I mean by this is that you're right: a person can make all of the right decisions for all of the right reasons and sometimes things just don't work out for whatever reason (luck, etc.).

Don't let it get you down. Keep making the correct choices for the right reasons and things will work themselves out.

Yeah. I'm going to try to explain that to mom after she's had some time to grieve. I'm happy she tried to go beyond a farm dog but bummed it hasn't yielded better results.

I'm really lucky with my dog. In fact I've sent him official notice that he has to outlive me.

O.city
01-22-2013, 10:07 PM
Not a story about my pets per say, but just goes to show how great Labs are. I have a four year old chocolate Lab.


http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/403987_10151183486155860_1353259952_n.jpg

This is a great story...worth reading.

They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly. I'd only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when you pass them on the street.

But something was still missing as I attempted to settle in to my new life here, and I thought a dog couldn't hurt. Give me someone to talk to. And I had just seen Reggie's advertisement on the local news. The shelter said they had received numerous calls right after, but they said the people who had come down to see him just didn't look like "Lab people," whatever that meant. They must've thought I did.

But at first, I thought the shelter had misjudged me in giving me Reggie and his things, which consisted of a dog pad, bag of toys almost all of which were brand new tennis balls, his dishes and a sealed letter from his previous owner.

See, Reggie and I didn't really hit it off when we got home. We struggled for two weeks (which is how long the shelter told me to give him to adjust to his new home). Maybe it was the fact that I was trying to adjust, too.
Maybe we were too much alike.

I saw the sealed envelope. I had completely forgotten about that. "Okay, Reggie," I said out loud, "let's see if your previous owner has any advice."
____________ _________ _________ _________

To Whomever Gets My Dog:

Well, I can't say that I'm happy you're reading this, a letter I told the shelter could only be opened by Reggie's new owner. I'm not even happy writing it. He knew something was different.

So let me tell you about my Lab in the hopes that it will help you bond with him and he with you.

First, he loves tennis balls. The more the merrier. Sometimes I think he's part squirrel, the way he hoards them. He usually always has two in his mouth, and he tries to get a third in there. Hasn't done it yet. Doesn't
matter where you throw them, he'll bound after them, so be careful. Don't do it by any roads.

Next, commands. Reggie knows the obvious ones ---"sit," "stay," "come," "heel."

He knows hand signals, too: He knows "ball" and "food" and "bone" and "treat" like nobody's business.

Feeding schedule: twice a day, regular store-bought stuff; the shelter has the brand.

He's up on his shots. Be forewarned: Reggie hates the vet. Good luck getting him in the car. I don't know how he knows when it's time to go to the vet, but he knows.

Finally, give him some time. It's only been Reggie and me for his whole life. He's gone everywhere with me, so please include him on your daily car rides if you can. He sits well in the backseat, and he doesn't bark or complain. He just loves to be around people, and me most especially.

And that's why I need to share one more bit of info with you...His name's not Reggie. He's a smart dog, he'll get used to it and will respond to it, of that I have no doubt. But I just couldn't bear to give them his real name. But if someone is reading this ... well it means that his new owner should know his real name. His real name is "Tank." Because, that is what I drive.

I told the shelter that they couldn't make "Reggie" available for adoption until they received word from my company commander. You see, my parents are gone, I have no siblings, no one I could've left Tank with .. and it was my only real request of the Army upon my deployment to Iraq, that they make one phone call to the shelter ... in the "event" ... to tell them that Tank could be put up for adoption. Luckily, my CO is a dog-guy, too, and he knew where my platoon was headed. He said he'd do it personally. And if you're reading this, then he made good on his word.

Tank has been my family for the last six years, almost as long as the Army has been my family. And now I hope and pray that you make him part of your family, too, and that he will adjust and come to love you the same way he
loved me.

If I have to give up Tank to keep those terrible people from coming to the US I am glad to have done so. He is my example of service and of love. I hope I honored him by my service to my country and comrades.

All right, that's enough. I deploy this evening and have to drop this letter off at the shelter. Maybe I'll peek in on him and see if he finally got that third tennis ball in his mouth.

Good luck with Tank. Give him a good home, and give him an extra kiss goodnight - every night - from me.

Thank you,

Paul Mallory
____________ _________ _________ _______

I folded the letter and slipped it back in the envelope. Sure, I had heard of Paul Mallory, everyone in town knew him, even new people like me. Local kid, killed in Iraq a few months ago and posthumously earning the Silver
Star when he gave his life to save three buddies. Flags had been at half-mast all summer.

I leaned forward in my chair and rested my elbows on my knees, staring at the dog.

"Hey, Tank," I said quietly.

The dog's head whipped up, his ears cocked and his eyes bright.

"C'mere boy."

He was instantly on his feet, his nails clicking on the hardwood floor. He sat in front of me, his head tilted, searching for the name he hadn't heard in months. "Tank," I whispered.

His tail swished.

I kept whispering his name, over and over, and each time, his ears lowered, his eyes softened, and his posture relaxed as a wave of contentment just seemed to flood him. I stroked his ears, rubbed his shoulders, buried my
face into his scruff and hugged him.

"It's me now, Tank, just you and me. Your old pal gave you to me." Tank reached up and licked my cheek.

"So whatdaya say we play some ball?" His ears perked again.

"Yeah? Ball? You like that? Ball?"


Tank tore from my hands and disappeared into the next room. And when he came back, he had three tennis balls in his mouth.

Fire Me Boy!
01-23-2013, 06:40 AM
Not a story about my pets per say, but just goes to show how great Labs are. I have a four year old chocolate Lab.


http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/403987_10151183486155860_1353259952_n.jpg

This is a great story...worth reading.

They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly. I'd only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when you pass them on the street.

This is a fine tale, but it's fiction.

http://www.snopes.com/glurge/reggie.asp

Frazod
01-25-2013, 11:29 PM
Sonny and Apollo taking a nap.

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/67671_10200378093760147_1851607277_n.jpg

DonkyPuncher
01-26-2013, 12:11 AM
My rotty Tyson and My boxer Bentley, just got him for Christmas. My rotty is 7, best dog I have ever had

bevischief
01-26-2013, 06:52 AM
Does anyone else have a dog that likes to sleep in a recliner that rocks with no one in it but them?

R8RFAN
01-26-2013, 08:56 AM
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/775727_10151378968804598_1143790601_o.jpg

gblowfish
01-26-2013, 09:23 AM
This morning Rocky the Cat thought he wanted a Blueberry Pancake.

He was quite persuasive, but I thought better of it.

He had to settle for a kitty treat.

But he was convinced Blueberry pancakes were a good breakfast choice for kitties.

R8RFAN
01-26-2013, 09:26 AM
This morning Rocky the Cat thought he wanted a Blueberry Pancake.

He was quite persuasive, but I thought better of it.

He had to settle for a kitty treat.

But he was convinced Blueberry pancakes were a good breakfast choice for kitties.


Give him a bite ya scrooge

gblowfish
01-26-2013, 09:30 AM
Give him a bite ya scrooge

Nope. Rocky is famous for launching things that don't agree with him. Usually launches on the sofa or a bed somewhere. So, don't think so.

He seems to enjoy his kitty treats. He's got a good gig. Pic of Rocky is attached:

R8RFAN
01-26-2013, 09:31 AM
Nope. Rocky is famous for launching things that don't agree with him. Usually launches on the sofa or a bed somewhere. So, don't think so.

He seems to enjoy his kitty treats. He's got a good gig. Pic of Rocky is attached: :thumb::thumb:

Ultra Peanut
01-26-2013, 10:45 AM
I moved away from TN in 2010 with the intention of bringing my cat with me to New England as soon as I could. Then my roommate screwed me over and I ended up living with someone who was allergic. Then my cat died before I made it back to see her again, and I didn't find out until my mom told me on my first trip back. (What the FUCK?) I wouldn't have even gone back to that hellhole if I'd known she had died.

She was my best, most supportive friend for a long time and I still miss her desperately.

http://i.minus.com/j6jo8aFmng4p7.jpg

Today I'm helping my friend adopt a cat. I'm excited, because she's never had a cat before and I'm going to be the go-to catsitter.

Also, the last time I catsat was awesome (http://i.minus.com/jSHQZn4L5DDbi.JPG).

Molitoth
01-26-2013, 01:23 PM
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/7691/belletkt.jpg

Rausch
01-26-2013, 01:26 PM
Also, the last time I catsat was awesome (http://i.minus.com/jSHQZn4L5DDbi.JPG).

Now you're just getting weird...

Ultra Peanut
01-26-2013, 01:43 PM
Now you're just getting weird...

this is me irl

aeHILELv_N0

Fire Me Boy!
02-01-2013, 03:36 PM
Riggs is posing today...

Fire Me Boy!
02-01-2013, 04:04 PM
And Murtaugh...

GloryDayz
02-01-2013, 04:14 PM
This girl is AWESOME... Best dog EVER!!! :)

http://i.imgur.com/2oOB7BS.jpg

Buehler445
02-01-2013, 04:25 PM
This girl is AWESOME... Best dog EVER!!! :)

http://i.imgur.com/2oOB7BS.jpg

What kind of pooch is that?

GloryDayz
02-01-2013, 04:28 PM
What kind of pooch is that?

A mix... She's a rescue dog with little history... But god she's awesome! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

DanT
02-01-2013, 04:32 PM
We lost our beloved Laska this past Saturday. The attached picture was taken before we took her to the vet. Here's what my wife wrote about her in a web posting on DailyKos.com:
===========================================

We said goodbye to her this morning.

Do dogs (or people) take on the personalities of the names we give them? I can’t be sure, but I’d never name my dog Cheney, unless I wanted a mean-tempered cowardly cur. When she was a freckle-faced ball of white fluff, we named the puppy Laska Tsarevna, in honor of her Russian roots as a samoyed. Tsarevna means princess, and Laska, meaning caress or endearment, was Levin’s favorite hunting dog in Anna Karenina. Our petting princess grew up to be smart, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous. Everyone who saw her commented on her beauty and couldn’t help wanting to pet her. You can see why, across the orange curlicue. [see picture]

Laska had the perfect manners and the absolute confidence of a true princess. She evidently got in line for personality tickets a couple of extra times. When she was 8 months old, we adopted a rescue samoyed who was 11 months old. There was some dispute at first over who was in charge, but the outcome was never in doubt. Koko was bigger and stronger, but Laska was smarter and sneakier. She always got her way, but they were best friends. When he lost his battle with lymphoma 3 years ago, she mourned for months.

Laska’s distant ancestors in Siberia pulled sleds and herded reindeer, and her nearer ones were the favorite dogs for Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. The survivors were courageous, tough and charming dogs; the weaklings were fed to the other dogs. In her prime, Laska could run 10 miles with me and turn around and run with Dan 5 minutes later. She pulled a wagon for 3 miles in the Central Valley heat as a float for veterinary epidemiology in a parade. She was a working dog; when she hiked, she carried a pack with water bottles. She figured out how to catch birds out of the air, and squirrels on the run. But she would let a four-year-old take a bone out of her mouth to give it back to Koko, and a toddler climb on her and curl up in her soft fur.

She waged a gallant battle with all the courage of her breed against the encroachment of old age. But in the end, Time, that thief of all brightness and vigor, caught up with her as she neared 15 years, ancient for a dog her size. She had to rest when running, and then she had to walk instead. She ate less and less, and became fur over a shadow of bones and the remnants of her strength. And finally, the last day came, when she could barely walk, even with our help. We took her to the vet this morning, and there were no more miracles. We lay next to her on a quilt on the floor and held her in our arms and watched the light fade, and heard our hearts break, as hers quietly stopped beating.

Goodbye, sweet Laska, and may you run free in spirit, caressed always by our love.

Radar Chief
02-01-2013, 04:33 PM
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Radar Chief
02-01-2013, 04:35 PM
We lost our beloved Laska this past Saturday. The attached picture was taken before we took her to the vet. Here's what my wife wrote about her in a web posting on DailyKos.com:
===========================================

We said goodbye to her this morning.

Do dogs (or people) take on the personalities of the names we give them? I canít be sure, but Iíd never name my dog Cheney, unless I wanted a mean-tempered cowardly cur. When she was a freckle-faced ball of white fluff, we named the puppy Laska Tsarevna, in honor of her Russian roots as a samoyed. Tsarevna means princess, and Laska, meaning caress or endearment, was Levinís favorite hunting dog in Anna Karenina. Our petting princess grew up to be smart, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous. Everyone who saw her commented on her beauty and couldnít help wanting to pet her. You can see why, across the orange curlicue. [see picture]

Laska had the perfect manners and the absolute confidence of a true princess. She evidently got in line for personality tickets a couple of extra times. When she was 8 months old, we adopted a rescue samoyed who was 11 months old. There was some dispute at first over who was in charge, but the outcome was never in doubt. Koko was bigger and stronger, but Laska was smarter and sneakier. She always got her way, but they were best friends. When he lost his battle with lymphoma 3 years ago, she mourned for months.

Laskaís distant ancestors in Siberia pulled sleds and herded reindeer, and her nearer ones were the favorite dogs for Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. The survivors were courageous, tough and charming dogs; the weaklings were fed to the other dogs. In her prime, Laska could run 10 miles with me and turn around and run with Dan 5 minutes later. She pulled a wagon for 3 miles in the Central Valley heat as a float for veterinary epidemiology in a parade. She was a working dog; when she hiked, she carried a pack with water bottles. She figured out how to catch birds out of the air, and squirrels on the run. But she would let a four-year-old take a bone out of her mouth to give it back to Koko, and a toddler climb on her and curl up in her soft fur.

She waged a gallant battle with all the courage of her breed against the encroachment of old age. But in the end, Time, that thief of all brightness and vigor, caught up with her as she neared 15 years, ancient for a dog her size. She had to rest when running, and then she had to walk instead. She ate less and less, and became fur over a shadow of bones and the remnants of her strength. And finally, the last day came, when she could barely walk, even with our help. We took her to the vet this morning, and there were no more miracles. We lay next to her on a quilt on the floor and held her in our arms and watched the light fade, and heard our hearts break, as hers quietly stopped beating.

Goodbye, sweet Laska, and may you run free in spirit, caressed always by our love.

Sorry Dan, that sucks. :(

Fire Me Boy!
02-01-2013, 04:38 PM
We lost our beloved Laska this past Saturday. The attached picture was taken before we took her to the vet. Here's what my wife wrote about her in a web posting on DailyKos.com:
===========================================

We said goodbye to her this morning.

Do dogs (or people) take on the personalities of the names we give them? I canít be sure, but Iíd never name my dog Cheney, unless I wanted a mean-tempered cowardly cur. When she was a freckle-faced ball of white fluff, we named the puppy Laska Tsarevna, in honor of her Russian roots as a samoyed. Tsarevna means princess, and Laska, meaning caress or endearment, was Levinís favorite hunting dog in Anna Karenina. Our petting princess grew up to be smart, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous. Everyone who saw her commented on her beauty and couldnít help wanting to pet her. You can see why, across the orange curlicue. [see picture]

Laska had the perfect manners and the absolute confidence of a true princess. She evidently got in line for personality tickets a couple of extra times. When she was 8 months old, we adopted a rescue samoyed who was 11 months old. There was some dispute at first over who was in charge, but the outcome was never in doubt. Koko was bigger and stronger, but Laska was smarter and sneakier. She always got her way, but they were best friends. When he lost his battle with lymphoma 3 years ago, she mourned for months.

Laskaís distant ancestors in Siberia pulled sleds and herded reindeer, and her nearer ones were the favorite dogs for Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. The survivors were courageous, tough and charming dogs; the weaklings were fed to the other dogs. In her prime, Laska could run 10 miles with me and turn around and run with Dan 5 minutes later. She pulled a wagon for 3 miles in the Central Valley heat as a float for veterinary epidemiology in a parade. She was a working dog; when she hiked, she carried a pack with water bottles. She figured out how to catch birds out of the air, and squirrels on the run. But she would let a four-year-old take a bone out of her mouth to give it back to Koko, and a toddler climb on her and curl up in her soft fur.

She waged a gallant battle with all the courage of her breed against the encroachment of old age. But in the end, Time, that thief of all brightness and vigor, caught up with her as she neared 15 years, ancient for a dog her size. She had to rest when running, and then she had to walk instead. She ate less and less, and became fur over a shadow of bones and the remnants of her strength. And finally, the last day came, when she could barely walk, even with our help. We took her to the vet this morning, and there were no more miracles. We lay next to her on a quilt on the floor and held her in our arms and watched the light fade, and heard our hearts break, as hers quietly stopped beating.

Goodbye, sweet Laska, and may you run free in spirit, caressed always by our love.

That's a really great tribute. That last graf got me a little teary.

GloryDayz
02-01-2013, 04:39 PM
That's a really great tribute. That last graf got me a little teary.

Totally agree...

Dayze
02-01-2013, 04:45 PM
We lost our beloved Laska this past Saturday. The attached picture was taken before we took her to the vet. Here's what my wife wrote about her in a web posting on DailyKos.com:
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We said goodbye to her this morning.

Do dogs (or people) take on the personalities of the names we give them? I canít be sure, but Iíd never name my dog Cheney, unless I wanted a mean-tempered cowardly cur. When she was a freckle-faced ball of white fluff, we named the puppy Laska Tsarevna, in honor of her Russian roots as a samoyed. Tsarevna means princess, and Laska, meaning caress or endearment, was Levinís favorite hunting dog in Anna Karenina. Our petting princess grew up to be smart, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous. Everyone who saw her commented on her beauty and couldnít help wanting to pet her. You can see why, across the orange curlicue. [see picture]

Laska had the perfect manners and the absolute confidence of a true princess. She evidently got in line for personality tickets a couple of extra times. When she was 8 months old, we adopted a rescue samoyed who was 11 months old. There was some dispute at first over who was in charge, but the outcome was never in doubt. Koko was bigger and stronger, but Laska was smarter and sneakier. She always got her way, but they were best friends. When he lost his battle with lymphoma 3 years ago, she mourned for months.

Laskaís distant ancestors in Siberia pulled sleds and herded reindeer, and her nearer ones were the favorite dogs for Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. The survivors were courageous, tough and charming dogs; the weaklings were fed to the other dogs. In her prime, Laska could run 10 miles with me and turn around and run with Dan 5 minutes later. She pulled a wagon for 3 miles in the Central Valley heat as a float for veterinary epidemiology in a parade. She was a working dog; when she hiked, she carried a pack with water bottles. She figured out how to catch birds out of the air, and squirrels on the run. But she would let a four-year-old take a bone out of her mouth to give it back to Koko, and a toddler climb on her and curl up in her soft fur.

She waged a gallant battle with all the courage of her breed against the encroachment of old age. But in the end, Time, that thief of all brightness and vigor, caught up with her as she neared 15 years, ancient for a dog her size. She had to rest when running, and then she had to walk instead. She ate less and less, and became fur over a shadow of bones and the remnants of her strength. And finally, the last day came, when she could barely walk, even with our help. We took her to the vet this morning, and there were no more miracles. We lay next to her on a quilt on the floor and held her in our arms and watched the light fade, and heard our hearts break, as hers quietly stopped beating.

Goodbye, sweet Laska, and may you run free in spirit, caressed always by our love.
uhhhg. that makes my heart break. Sorry for your loss Dan. sounds like the pooch had a great life.

Buehler445
02-01-2013, 09:22 PM
Son of a bitch. Sorry Dan.

bevischief
04-07-2013, 04:53 AM
I have been taking care of my basset who sprained his knee for the last week . $$$$ pain in the @@!.

This has turned into cancer we are fighting it it. So far so good.

Dayze
05-21-2013, 09:13 AM
our latest addition. She's some sort of mix; floopy ears and cropped tail. Her bark is defintely 'Hound'-ish. Sweet thing. Only about 35 pounds; so, not sure if she'll get any bigger etc. Vet said she was about 2 years old, but I'm not so sure. She still has quite a bit of puppy in her but otherwise a great dog. her coat is that Brindle (sp?) type.

We decided to name her Scarlett
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac236/Dayze-KC/970464_10200551376680271_1405567094_n.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/Dayze-KC/media/970464_10200551376680271_1405567094_n.jpg.html)

so, 3 damned dogs now. Darby and Oscar.
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac236/Dayze-KC/Dogs.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/Dayze-KC/media/Dogs.jpg.html)

Count Alex's Losses
05-25-2013, 12:52 AM
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Count Alex's Losses
05-25-2013, 12:52 AM
tres mas

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Dayze
05-25-2013, 01:23 AM
Kick ass

bevischief
05-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Has everyone dreamed of your next pet before your one current dies? My dog has cancer and we are fighting it, he is doing better than last weekend, but still.

Dayze
05-25-2013, 03:13 AM
Has everyone dreamed of your next pet before your one current dies? My dog has cancer and we are fighting it, he is doing better than last weekend, but still.

Yes. We adopted a week or so ago. Our other dogs are 10 hrs old. We fell in love with the girl we adopted.

Of course....if I had my way I'd have like 5 dogs. Dogs rule.

bevischief
05-25-2013, 03:45 AM
Yes. We adopted a week or so ago. Our other dogs are 10 hrs old. We fell in love with the girl we adopted.

Of course....if I had my way I'd have like 5 dogs. Dogs rule.

I don't have kids so my dogs are my kids. My wife has too many medical problems.

Mr_Tomahawk
05-25-2013, 07:26 AM
Have a few ball python clutches incubating. Woke up to a lil head popping out of one of the eggs this morning.

Very cool.

MotherfuckerJones
05-25-2013, 08:13 AM
Fuck a snake. I don't like em. Death to snakes! :)

Frazod
05-25-2013, 10:41 AM
Has everyone dreamed of your next pet before your one current dies? My dog has cancer and we are fighting it, he is doing better than last weekend, but still.

We got a new kitten about three weeks before our oldest cat had to be put down - it was obvious that his time was running out. He was 18 and my wife had had him since the day he was born. Having the kitten made his passing easier.

Brando
05-25-2013, 08:32 PM
Has everyone dreamed of your next pet before your one current dies? My dog has cancer and we are fighting it, he is doing better than last weekend, but still.

I went through that three years ago. Had to put my 12 year old chocolate lab down. Waited until she had passed and located a Blue Heeler that need to be rescued.

Love her to death but I miss the hell our of my choco to this day.

rico
05-28-2013, 02:02 PM
This is the newest addition to our family. This is a pic of the ride home from picking her up.

As you can see, we didn't get off to a great start...and to be honest, this was roughly 5 days ago...things haven't gotten much better. It's got about a 50% "poop in the litter" percentage. Ugh.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/970369_10200501162745085_1700465126_n.jpg

seclark
05-28-2013, 02:04 PM
This is the newest addition to our family. This is a pic of the ride home from picking her up.

As you can see, we didn't get off to a great start...and to be honest, this was roughly 5 days ago...things haven't gotten much better. It's got about a 50% "poop in the litter" percentage. Ugh.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/970369_10200501162745085_1700465126_n.jpg

looks like you squeezed the shit out of that cat.
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ChiTown
05-28-2013, 02:05 PM
This is the newest addition to our family. This is a pic of the ride home from picking her up.

As you can see, we didn't get off to a great start...and to be honest, this was roughly 5 days ago...things haven't gotten much better. It's got about a 50% "poop in the litter" percentage. Ugh.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/970369_10200501162745085_1700465126_n.jpg

That Cat seems happy, but the kids......?

Frosty
05-28-2013, 02:05 PM
LMAO

Our cats will immediately pee and/or crap in the car. The vet just loves us.

rico
05-28-2013, 02:14 PM
looks like you squeezed the shit out of that cat.
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Haha, you tryin' to get PETA to track me down and throw shit at my house? I noticed that too when I first saw the pic...I think it appears that way because I was so pissed and tense...cat wasn't squeezed though.

That Cat seems happy, but the kids......?

Haha, my two year old on the left went from crying because she wanted to "hold the kitty" to crying because the car smelled. My 1 year old on the right who you can't see in the pic was pissed the entire time because she wanted to hold the kitty.

Fire Me Boy!
05-28-2013, 02:15 PM
Haha, you tryin' to get PETA to track me down and throw shit at my house? I noticed that too when I first saw the pic...I think it appears that way because I was so pissed and tense...cat wasn't squeezed though.



Haha, my two year old on the left went from crying because she wanted to "hold the kitty" to crying because the car smelled. My 1 year old on the right who you can't see in the pic was pissed the entire time because she wanted to hold the kitty.

I had a cat that if you picked him and squeezed a little too hard, he'd fart. Every time.

Frosty
05-28-2013, 02:17 PM
I had a cat that if you picked him and squeezed a little too hard, he'd fart. Every time.

That would be too much fun.

rico
05-28-2013, 02:21 PM
I had a cat that if you picked him and squeezed a little too hard, he'd fart. Every time.

Cat farts are the worst. Especially if they are blamed on you because your wife doesn't believe that cats fart. Can definitely be a "mood" shifter.

Radar Chief
05-28-2013, 03:03 PM
This is the newest addition to our family. This is a pic of the ride home from picking her up.

As you can see, we didn't get off to a great start...and to be honest, this was roughly 5 days ago...things haven't gotten much better. It's got about a 50% "poop in the litter" percentage. Ugh.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/970369_10200501162745085_1700465126_n.jpg

You look real happy.

So Iím listening to ManCow on the way into work one day and heís got Cesar Millan on.
Looking for advice ManCow tells Cesar that his wife wanted a cat and for a long time he refused saying it would scratch the kids and lay on the babies face which could smother it. His wife argued that was just old wives tales and when they got the cat it scratched the kids and tried to lay on the babies face. Cesar listens and says, ďYea, thatís why I donít have cats."

I thought it was funny because I was expecting a long explanation for the cats behavior but instead he just says, ďYea, thatís why I donít have cats.Ē

Dayze
05-28-2013, 03:11 PM
there's a real photoshop opportunity here with what Rico is holding in his hand.


....just sayin'.

duncan_idaho
05-28-2013, 03:12 PM
Gottta share the guy that keeps me sane during the day:

http://i40.tinypic.com/2e1yt0z.jpg

Meet Scott, the one-eyed survivor of the Joplin tornado. He was found after the tornado on the street, at about 8 weeks old. His eye was severely infected, and though they tried to save it, he lost it (the same day they neutered him, in fact).

Pretty much the sweetest guy ever. Cleans himself fastidiously, loves to sleep and cuddle. We call him a cat-dog.

We think he's mostly English Shepherd, though we haven't had him genetically tested yet.

Dayze
05-28-2013, 03:17 PM
Gottta share the guy that keeps me sane during the day:

http://i40.tinypic.com/2e1yt0z.jpg

Meet Scott, the one-eyed survivor of the Joplin tornado. He was found after the tornado on the street, at about 8 weeks old. His eye was severely infected, and though they tried to save it, he lost it (the same day they neutered him, in fact).

Pretty much the sweetest guy ever. Cleans himself fastidiously, loves to sleep and cuddle. We call him a cat-dog.

We think he's mostly English Shepherd, though we haven't had him genetically tested yet.

looks like a great dog.:thumb:

rico
05-28-2013, 03:26 PM
there's a real photoshop opportunity here with what Rico is holding in his hand.


....just sayin'.

Haha, I hadn't considered that prior to posting.

Dayze
05-28-2013, 03:28 PM
Haha, I hadn't considered that prior to posting.

:D

Fire Me Boy!
05-28-2013, 03:44 PM
there's a real photoshop opportunity here with what Rico is holding in his hand.


....just sayin'.

You mean like this?

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1091/fisty.jpg

gblowfish
05-28-2013, 03:46 PM
I've been brushing Mama Cat. She's a long hair Maine Coon style Tuxedo Cat. I pulled enough fur off of her today to make another cat!

http://i43.tinypic.com/2vwzbx4.jpg

rico
05-28-2013, 03:49 PM
You mean like this?

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1091/fisty.jpg

Not to be "stfu n00btricious" or anything, but what is that thing? In my countless hours mostly lurking, I have never been able to figure out what the hell that thing is or the joke associated with it....? Is it something to do with Frankie? Wasn't that his profile pic for a while?

silver5liter
05-28-2013, 03:53 PM
Heres our dog. 3 month old Lab/boxer mix, Scout

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/5338/94301220114774487932107t.jpg

Fire Me Boy!
05-28-2013, 03:53 PM
I've been brushing Mama Cat. She's a long hair Maine Coon style Tuxedo Cat. I pulled enough fur off of her today to make another cat!

I love Maine Coons. :thumb:

Fire Me Boy!
05-28-2013, 03:55 PM
Not to be "stfu n00btricious" or anything, but what is that thing? In my countless hours mostly lurking, I have never been able to figure out what the hell that thing is or the joke associated with it....? Is it something to do with Frankie? Wasn't that his profile pic for a while?

That's Fisty McTatt.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=258141

Dayze
05-28-2013, 04:07 PM
You mean like this?

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1091/fisty.jpg

LMAOLMAOLMAO
that didn't take long.

Dayze
05-28-2013, 04:08 PM
Heres our dog. 3 month old Lab/boxer mix, Scout

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/5338/94301220114774487932107t.jpg

:thumb:
great looking pup.

silver5liter
05-28-2013, 04:08 PM
:thumb:
great looking pup.

Thanks, shes a good dog.

Dayze
05-28-2013, 04:09 PM
Not to be "stfu n00btricious" or anything, but what is that thing? In my countless hours mostly lurking, I have never been able to figure out what the hell that thing is or the joke associated with it....? Is it something to do with Frankie? Wasn't that his profile pic for a while?

not sure why, but I love that Fisty is referred to as a "Thing".

rico
05-28-2013, 05:26 PM
As much as it pains me to GIMP Polio's head on my own body, figured it was worth it anyways:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BLYsNqACUAEiPxJ.jpg

Btw, can someone Photoshop the Fisty Mctatt on this photo? GIMP takes forever and I don't have Photoshop, which I hear is easier to operate.

rico
05-28-2013, 05:35 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BLYujjlCUAAGrR-.jpg

rico
05-29-2013, 01:31 AM
Fire Me Boy: Dude, I'm dying for you to put one of those Fisty's on one of the last two I posted. It literally took you a couple minutes to do the first one (it seemed). With GIMP, it will take me forever.

Fire Me Boy!
05-29-2013, 08:19 AM
Fire Me Boy: Dude, I'm dying for you to put one of those Fisty's on one of the last two I posted. It literally took you a couple minutes to do the first one (it seemed). With GIMP, it will take me forever.

.

Fire Me Boy!
05-30-2013, 04:34 PM
ROFL

The cat diaries.

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Ceej
08-04-2013, 11:25 PM
Just bought our first dog.

Saw a post from a friend of a friend who rescued a Australian Shepherd/Anatolian Shepherd mix. 8 weeks old. His name is Porter.

I will try to upload pictures when I can.

Rausch
08-05-2013, 08:12 AM
New 1/2 Pug 1/2 Bob Dole dog mix at Casa de Rausch...

Ceej
09-04-2013, 06:38 PM
Meet Porter.


http://i43.tinypic.com/29p5dt3.jpg

stonedstooge
09-04-2013, 06:43 PM
Meet Porter.


http://i43.tinypic.com/29p5dt3.jpg

THAT dog looks like trouble

Ceej
09-04-2013, 06:47 PM
THAT dog looks like trouble

I wonder if the KU doggy chain is the dead giveaway? LMAO