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[Dogs] The joy of picking up poop in small plastic bags

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    1ddqd wrote: »
    After reading the wiki on Saluki's, it does account for the way she behaves off leash. There are rabbits in our apartment complexes that she can see over distances of 50+ yards. In the dog park, the rabbits run around at night and sometimes we'll sneak up on them. I snap the leash off around 20 ft from the gate and what commences is like that coursing scene from Snatch. If I were to try and head off a rabbit, she changes course (usually the right way) to intercept it.

    If you look at that last picture in the article, of the Gazelle Hound, she poses just like that when she's in the dog park.
    They're bred hunters. By sight, mostly. I don't know if it's a breed thing, but Sasha's sense of smell is probably weaker than mine. I can drop food on the floor, and unless she literally walks over it looking down, she'll never sniff it out.

    Edit: She can spot squirrels/birds/cats/other dogs several blocks away, though.

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  • 1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    They're bred hunters. By sight, mostly. I don't know if it's a breed thing, but Sasha's sense of smell is probably weaker than mine. I can drop food on the floor, and unless she literally walks over it looking down, she'll never sniff it out.

    Edit: She can spot squirrels/birds/cats/other dogs several blocks away, though.
    Yeah, definitely like Mishka. We should put them together some day and see how closely they match.

    Got a pic?

  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    1ddqd wrote: »
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    They're bred hunters. By sight, mostly. I don't know if it's a breed thing, but Sasha's sense of smell is probably weaker than mine. I can drop food on the floor, and unless she literally walks over it looking down, she'll never sniff it out.

    Edit: She can spot squirrels/birds/cats/other dogs several blocks away, though.
    Yeah, definitely like Mishka. We should put them together some day and see how closely they match.

    Got a pic?
    Spoiler:

    She's not really one to sit still long enough for a good picture, I'm afraid.

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  • KistraKistra Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    I can't account for the black spots specifically, but the rest of the description combined with that expression in the photo sounds exactly like my dog.

    We did a blood test, and she's 80%~ Saluki, with 20% indeterminate. Whatever else she's got (and yours looks this way too) served to fill her out a bit.

    For the longest time we couldn't figure out what she was. Even people who did dog shows and such couldn't give us a good answer. She was just kind of a non-descript if nice-looking brown dog. Turns out, saluki is kind of the proto-dog, which makes it hard to place if you're not really looking for it.

    Let's review our basic genetics... 80% is a really hard % to get. You would have to have a purebred dog breed with another dog and then the resulting puppies breed back into the purebred saluki for several generations. And you might need a second mixed breed in the great-grandparent generation.

    Your dog came back as 50% saluki, 25% rottweiler and 12.5% dalmation and 12.5% undertermined.

    There are 3 major brands of genetic tests and they range from $60-120

    And your dog weighed over 40lbs last time we went to the vet. And you picked her because she looked like a shepherd/husky mix. So I maintain that she fits your basic labs/shepherds are the only real dogs bias.

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Kistra wrote: »
    And your dog weighed over 40lbs last time we went to the vet. And you picked her because she looked like a shepherd/husky mix. So I maintain that she fits your basic labs/shepherds are the only real dogs bias.
    That's because those are the only real dogs, and all other types are just variations on them. :P

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Aaron Hernandez shot me through the heartRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    A few days ago the temperature outside was topping 102 degrees. We got dismissed from work earlier this week and as we were leaving the brigade area into the parking lot we saw a sergeant run up to us telling us that there was a dog locked in a car. He showed us the black Civic and sure enough, we could hear the poor thing yipping away furiously. It was a puppy, looked like some sort of spaniel, and we didn't know how to get her out. She was panting furiously and scratching away at everything.

    Eventually the MP's came to the scene and had no idea how to get into the car. One of my sergeants managed to push one of the cracked windows down further and pop the door from the outside, setting off the alarm. She was grateful to be free, but we had a problem: None of us had any cool water. Like a miracle another sergeant came up with a thermos full of cool water and gave the poor dog a drink. She drank 2 caps full in just a few minutes, and her panting had abated considerably. This is a picture of her happily drinking shortly after being freed from her oven.
    Spoiler:

    The lieutenant who owned the dog was told he can face charges, jail time, and up to $500 in fines due to his negligent actions. I smiled when I heard the cop was a dog lover, and the look on the face of this irresponsible jackass more than made my entire week.

    Poor thing.

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  • CorlisCorlis Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Stoppit, all of you, you're making me want to get a new dog! :x

    My last doggy was a terrier/poodle mix, about knee-high with a terrier's build and medium-length grey hair; we always joked that when she died we could use her pelt as a nice little mat for our bathroom. She wasn't a terribly friendly dog, but got along really well with my mom because they were both grouchy bitches (In a good way! In a good way!) She'd start growling if we petted her in some way that she didn't like, but to be fair me and my brother tended to horse around with her a lot so she was kind of wary of us. For instance, I'd pick her up and hold her under my arm and pretend to fire her at people like a gun - imagine the Heavy from TF2, only this was before TF2. My brother would pick her up at the dining table and set her on his lap with her back down and belly up while he ate, which she really didn't like but still took the opportunity to try and steal the food off of his plate. My mom also did that, only with the dog right side up, so she didn't mind so much. Towards the end of her life, my mom pretty much just let her lick her plate clean when she was done eating.

    ETA: She was also cuter than all your dogs. Combined. Cubed.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    jokerman wanna send one of those great dane puppies my way

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  • Phoenix-DPhoenix-D Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    A few days ago the temperature outside was topping 102 degrees. We got dismissed from work earlier this week and as we were leaving the brigade area into the parking lot we saw a sergeant run up to us telling us that there was a dog locked in a car. He showed us the black Civic and sure enough, we could hear the poor thing yipping away furiously. It was a puppy, looked like some sort of spaniel, and we didn't know how to get her out. She was panting furiously and scratching away at everything.

    Eventually the MP's came to the scene and had no idea how to get into the car. One of my sergeants managed to push one of the cracked windows down further and pop the door from the outside, setting off the alarm. She was grateful to be free, but we had a problem: None of us had any cool water. Like a miracle another sergeant came up with a thermos full of cool water and gave the poor dog a drink. She drank 2 caps full in just a few minutes, and her panting had abated considerably. This is a picture of her happily drinking shortly after being freed from her oven.
    Spoiler:

    The lieutenant who owned the dog was told he can face charges, jail time, and up to $500 in fines due to his negligent actions. I smiled when I heard the cop was a dog lover, and the look on the face of this irresponsible jackass more than made my entire week.

    Poor thing.

    The bolded point is about where I'd go "You know what, fuck this. FORE!" Amazing what broken windows will do for air circulation. ;)

  • 1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The lieutenant who owned the dog was told he can face charges, jail time, and up to $500 in fines due to his negligent actions. I smiled when I heard the cop was a dog lover, and the look on the face of this irresponsible jackass more than made my entire week.

    Poor thing.

    WTF was his excuse?! Fucking idiot.

  • JokermanJokerman Love is careless in its choosing. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    jokerman wanna send one of those great dane puppies my way

    We actualy just had a litter of puppies, and another one on the way, so conceivably I could if you really wanted one.
    1ddqd wrote: »
    The lieutenant who owned the dog was told he can face charges, jail time, and up to $500 in fines due to his negligent actions. I smiled when I heard the cop was a dog lover, and the look on the face of this irresponsible jackass more than made my entire week.

    Poor thing.

    WTF was his excuse?! Fucking idiot.

    probably a butter-bar. These people think the world revolves around them.

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  • psycojesterpsycojester Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jokerman wrote: »
    jokerman wanna send one of those great dane puppies my way

    We actualy just had a litter of puppies, and another one on the way, so conceivably I could if you really wanted one.

    I'm curious, how exactly do you ship dogs via the post?

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  • MazzyxMazzyx A Restoration through Revolution. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    When we received one of our Border Terriers from the breeder in Texas, she came via a normal passenger flight and my mom picked her up at the airport. About the only way I can think of.

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  • JokermanJokerman Love is careless in its choosing. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    When we received one of our Border Terriers from the breeder in Texas, she came via a normal passenger flight and my mom picked her up at the airport. About the only way I can think of.

    This. However since eddy isn't that far i would probably just drive the little pup to him.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    i can't take care of one right now

    but conceivably my parents will want another great dane some day

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Aaron Hernandez shot me through the heartRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jokerman wrote: »

    WTF was his excuse?! Fucking idiot.

    probably a butter-bar. These people think the world revolves around them.

    It was a butter bar. He claimed he has just picked the puppy up from the vet and was only inside for 15 minutes (lie). Nobody would've stopped him from bringing the dog inside, and better yet he should've dropped her off before going back to work.

    I hate butter bars.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    what's a butter bar

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Aaron Hernandez shot me through the heartRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    what's a butter bar

    Lieutenant. Basically the lowest ranking officer.

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  • BitstreamBitstream Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So I'm dogsitting for my sister this weekend.

    This is Kirby (apologies for the zomghuge pic, but my laptop died this morning and I'm posting via phone):
    Spoiler:

    He is the dumbest, floppiest, most huggable dog ever. Basically he's my retarded nephew.

  • KistraKistra Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The people who own my dog's best friend got a golden puppy. She was the sweetest stupid thing ever and was called Bozo:

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Corlis wrote: »

    ETA: She was also cuter than all your dogs. Combined. Cubed.


    That may be but my dog is typing this forum post!

    . . .


    Okay she's not, my cat is. My dog has awful dictation skills.

  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    New dog pics from the 3rd of july picnic
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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Prepare for more comments on cleavage than your dog.

    Cute dog though.

  • psycojesterpsycojester Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Your dog is a classy dude for ignoring the cleavage and determinably staring off into the distance. Truely mans best friend.

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Mega PlayboyMega Playboy Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Your dog is a classy dude for pawing at the cleavage determinably. Truely mans best friend.

    I fix that for you.

    Top of the dog pile for me

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  • JokermanJokerman Love is careless in its choosing. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    what's a butter bar

    Lieutenant. Basically the lowest ranking officer.

    And usualy world class douchebags. Not only do they usualy have a huge entitlement complex from being an officer, there ego is only surpassed by there greenness. In short, they're fucktarded.

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Aaron Hernandez shot me through the heartRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jokerman wrote: »
    what's a butter bar

    Lieutenant. Basically the lowest ranking officer.

    And usualy world class douchebags. Not only do they usualy have a huge entitlement complex from being an officer, there ego is only surpassed by there greenness. In short, they're fucktarded.

    Usually. I'm lucky that the 2 lt's we have are levelheaded, especially compared to some of these thick fucks I've met. As a PFC i get offended when I see someone so damn green put in charge of entire platoons.

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  • Mr PinkMr Pink I got cats for youRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Why is this thread two days old but the cat thread still goes on? Lets see some more dogs people!

  • jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Will post more dogs tonight!

    EDIT: In the mean time, observe the most awesome type of dog in the world, and the only type I would consider buying from a litter, the wire-haired fox terrier. (picture from wiki)

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  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The cats are just forcing their people to post more. Threatening to kill you in your sleep will do that.

    Random doggie photo time!

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  • VariableVariable Ted Hitler Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Dyna's Gus

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oops. Double Post.

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    jack eddy wrote: »
    Will post more dogs tonight!

    EDIT: In the mean time, observe the most awesome type of dog in the world, and the only type I would consider buying from a litter, the wire-haired fox terrier. (picture from wiki)
    Spoiler:

    Wire Fox Terriers are great dogs, but I encourage anyone who anticipates getting one to read up on the breed. They can be a handful with the wrong type of dog owner.

    I would love another wire fox, but the time is not right. We lost Chelsea last year, and I still have trouble with that (we were very close.)

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Fighting the War on String Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    ok here's some more:

    Olivia the floor mop

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    another of the boy and the dogs

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    and great dane ava!

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    How old is Ava? She is gorgeous.

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You didn't crop her ears?

    Any particular reason?

  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You didn't crop her ears?

    Any particular reason?

    I've seen them go either way. Is it required/recommended?

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  • jungleroomxjungleroomx Aaron Hernandez shot me through the heartRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Am I the only person who hates tail bobbing, ear cropping, or (in the case of cats) declawing?

    It seems cruel.

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  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You didn't crop her ears?

    Any particular reason?

    I've seen them go either way. Is it required/recommended?

    Well it's not required unless you want to have a show dog. It's the breed standard. I'd suppose there aren't any health issues like ear infections but you'd have to ask your vet. Though she's clearly a bit old to have it done now.
    Am I the only person who hates tail bobbing, ear cropping, or (in the case of cats) declawing?

    It seems cruel.

    De clawing a cat IS crule. It's like cutting your finger off at the first joint.

    Ear cropping doesn't hurt the dog. In fact for most breeds it helps them perform their intended job better.

    Tail bobbing I am fairly unfamiliar with so I won't offer an opinion on it.

  • mystikspyralmystikspyral Registered User
    edited July 2009
    This is Lady Bear, the dog in residence. I'll get some cute close up pictures of her off of my camera later. I love her half bat mask.
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    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'Fuck the lemons,' and bail" :rotate:
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