Thread: Dogs dogs everywhere!
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[Edited on 12/12/2002 by MelliotSandybanks]
Jett is my lillte boy and is part dachshund and part beagle. Nala is my big girl, she is part chow and part lab. She stays outside most of the time, unless it is raining. She hates rain. They are both wonderful and sweet and get along with the cats most of the time.
When Nala was a bit smaller she and Dew Drop would play tag. (Dew is one of my stupid cats.) My neighbours would come over to the fence and just watch these two play. It was really kinda funny. You see those shows where people are standing around a fence chit-chatting while their kids play in the back yard. Well this was kinda like that, except we were watching animals play. Robbie could not join in becaue the cat was even bigger that he was at the time. lol
Nala now likes to play with my 15 month old kitten, named Patches. It is still funny to watch this big dog and this little kitten chase each other around the coffee table. Patches is not allowed outside, even though she wants to go out. Neither Nala nor Jett will let her. When she tries, they chase her back inside.
Jett is a little chicken, he is scared of the cats. When he is sitting next to me and a cat jumps on my lap, he runs away. I think the cats must be mean to him, when we are not watching. He will tolerate 4 of them, but only one at a time. If more than one go near him he hides. The 4 he likes are Dew (the Dumb one ), Patches (the kitten) Schmoo and Lucky. (These last 2 are my oldest cats) He hates the other 6, so he just avoids them, and they avoid him.
I am lucky, because you never see all of my cats at the same time. Most people only think I have 2 or 3, because they all look so much alike, and they are never together.
/me thinks everyone here already knows enough about Rambo as /me goes on about him enough
/me will shut up now.
Even at 6 years old, he still behaves like a puppy. He loves to eat, and is quite fat, although he has been on a diet recently. He now only has one double chin instead of three. He loves walks, but is so strong that he has to wear a halter-leash. Without it, the walker would soon be flapping in the breeze behind him like a kite.
Comet tollerates my parent's cat, but seems quite dismayed when Casey (the cat) gets into his bed and won't get out. Stands there and barks until one of his humans removes the offending feline for him.
He is also petrified of fireworks, and highly offended by thunder. It is really pitiful to see a full grown lab try to get on his owner's lap.
Someone once suggested that Comet could be a guide dog. Not likely!
my dog is still sleepin in my lil bro's room. we take turns lettin him sleep in our beds w/ us. he's my lil baby!
I like Hot Dogs, particularly with ketchup and onions.
Heh! Way to go Val!
Dogs smell! *hides*
No, ok. I kinda like dogs, but only the bigger ones. I don't trust that little stuff somehow. At least you can rely on big dogs, you know what you got on them. With smaller dogs, you never know. They can let you tickle their tummy one moment, and bite your fingers off the next.
The pet store we got her from was doing an adoption thing from a local no kill shelter, and she had been rescued. Matthew felt sorry for the little thing, and decided that Jett needed a play mate.
Jett has sever seperation anxioty and freaks out when ever we leave the house. He was negleted a lot before we got him, and has never forgotten it. Whom ever said dogs have good memories, was speaking the truth. We can not even go to the grocery store with coming home and finding that he has gotten into the laundry and grabbed an article of clothing from each of us and cuddling it. He does not chew it up or mess it up in any way. It is just like a security blanket for him. We thought a dachshund mix might help. Nala is really to big for him to play with her and he is afraid of the cats, so we thought this little girl might help situations, as long as he does not get jealous of her. So, far it is working. He seems to like her. Only time will tell for sure thought.
Well, I just had to let everyone know that we have a new addition to our family of ......ever how many we are now. lol
I like Hot Dogs, particularly with ketchup and onions.
and mustard...don't forget the mustard *drools* mmmmm....hot dogs....
/me 's tummy growls...
Get well soon, Rambo.
No, no... Has to be the works- ketchup, mustard, onions and relish with sour cream and onion potato chips (or crisps, depending on where you are) on the side. Oooo...
/me 's tummy growls...
True, true...but they also go great with a Jacket Potato and Salsa!
So what are you guys getting your dogs for christmas? (aside from the dinner left overs, that is)
Jen and I make a great team, she does the hard stuff and I do the easy things. lol. Give Rambo extra hugs from us here at PT. We are thinking about him.
We have been to the vets though (nearly broke his front paw trying to get him out of the car) and got painkillers to help him a bit, and we have to go back on friday, apparently they can't examine him when he's in this much pain, so he has to have a weeks worth of pills inside him. Yikes!
Though I', probably gonna have to see a lot less movies you're right, not missing Nemesis for anything though, not even my Dog.
But I still like dogs.. my piano teacher's got a huge black one - no idea what type it is, but he's really sweet
Do NOT miss Nemesis it is excellent!!! I got to see it opening night!
Gilvala, I hope you can eventually get a dog. They are wonderful companions to have. They can be so loving, and it is so nice watching them become not just dogs, but memebers of your family. If your mom won't let you get a puppy, (they are a lot of work) then see about rescuing one from a shelter that is full grown. They are not usually as much work and love having someone take GOOD care of them, that they usually become the best pets. But if you do that, make sure you find out as much about the poor things background as possible.
That is how we got our Jett, and he is sooo sweet.
I have one dog who I left to live with my parents, a 10 year old German Shepherd name of MacKenzie, Mac for short He got some chewy things from the vets that should help his teeth for Christmas....
My grandad when he was a postman Koshed a German Sheppard as well, he didn't kill that though he just stunned it!
I however have never killed or stuned a dog. I havent even killed a fly in six years(though I'm not a vegitarian).
My neighbours have always had doberman dogs. If raised as a family pet, they are wonderful. These dogs did not cause any problems around their children or mine. Dobermen get a bad reputation because people often raise them as guard dogs which makes them too aggressive for most. I think, much like German Shepherds, they are more predictable than pit bulls.
The most ferocious dog I've ever seen happened to be a Chow Chow that belonged to my cousin. The animal became so vicous they had to shoot him. I didn't personally approve of that method but, then again, he wasn't chained up in my back yard either. I still blame my cousin though, because the dog never would have ended up that way if he hadn't been neglected.
I'm not so sure Pit Bulls are innately vicous dogs because I've known some that were simply pussycats. There are other breeds that are far more apt to become mean.
There's the infamous Tosa Inu which, I hear, are the dog of choice if one wants to take a Pit Bull apart in a fighting ring.
And then the irredeemable Perro de Presa Canario, or Canary Dog, which made national news here in the States a while back when a pair of them (a wealthy neighbors "pets") ripped a grown womans throat out. Apparently, this sort of behavior is bred into them and is innate in all specimens... something that cannot be said about Pit Bulls.
The craziest dog I ever met was half basset hound, half rottweiler...cuddly and lazy one second, the meanest thing you ever met the next.
As my boyfriend is planning to take over his grandfathers little sheepfarm, we'll have lots of sheep right out side our frontdoor and I can name yhem whatever I want. And the ram makes such a good guard-dog we won't need our doberman to do that job. Our dobie will be a nice family doggie.
I'm against all forms of cruelty!
But your not against drawing and quartering Peter Jackson? Interesting set of priorities you've got there, Ross.
Ross, your comment about your cousins Chow...
That was me, BTW, Mellie
I've been told that my cat used to tease him. She'd sit at the end of the road leading up to their house juuuust out of reach of the leash, and Oscar would come running at full speed and... well, you get the picture. Poor doggie. But they actually got along fine. Anothe unckle had a dog named Minnie, she was terrified of the cat hardly even bothered to look at her. Ahh.. the memories..
But your not against drawing and quartering Peter Jackson? Interesting set of priorities you've got there, Ross
Ah, you see thats because he's abit of excrement on the bottom of my shoe!
They can 'look' very ferocious though and are excellent gaurd dogs, but they're actually real sissies.