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[#] Mon Jul 01 2024 09:22:49 EDT from Nurb432

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Since we have a place for cats.. thought might be worth having a place for the other furry creature in many of our homes.

 

And to start the room off:    The good news, is i just found out my kitchen table will support a 80+ pound weight. The bad news, is i just found out it can support an 80+ pound weight.

We feed the cats a can of food each morning, mix in their drugs. Have a 'pad' to collect anything that comes off the tray, which isn't often.   I guess today something did and i missed it when i put the tray away.. Couple hours later, walked into see my GSD sitting on the table licking up scraps..



[#] Mon Jul 01 2024 18:56:26 EDT from darknetuser

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2024-07-01 09:22 from Nurb432
Since we have a place for cats.. thought might be worth having a
place for the other furry creature in many of our homes.


Horses?

Mice?

Tarantulas?

[#] Mon Jul 01 2024 18:58:07 EDT from darknetuser

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We feed the cats a can of food each morning, mix in their drugs. Have
a 'pad' to collect anything that comes off the tray, which isn't
often.   I guess today something did and i missed it when i put the
tray away.. Couple hours later, walked into see my GSD sitting on the
table licking up scraps..


A Rottweiler of mine actually climbed up top the table to eat my breakfast while I was doing something else as a kid. I don't think it is that bad.

[#] Mon Jul 01 2024 20:11:35 EDT from Nurb432

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Well i did say "many"..  But, i would never be the one to say no..  :) 

 

And i guess we should include feathered friends..    I do miss my parrot.  Really good pet. 

Mon Jul 01 2024 18:56:26 EDT from darknetuser
2024-07-01 09:22 from Nurb432
Since we have a place for cats.. thought might be worth having a
place for the other furry creature in many of our homes.


Horses?

Mice?

Tarantulas?

 



[#] Mon Jul 01 2024 20:13:29 EDT from Nurb432

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The "Pet Palace"  a room for all pets.. 



[#] Mon Jul 01 2024 20:31:01 EDT from Nurb432

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But, back OT for dogs..

My 12.5 year old FCR, who has not been able to go on a walk for 8 weeks due to a torn ACL, yesterday we got to go to the wooded park. Only for a few minutes, must take it slow, but she was thrilled to death to get to actually stop and get out.  Been taking her for rides all along so shes not stuck in the house, but its not the same.

 

Bought her a fancy new ramp for the jeep too. Got rid of the old plastic one, now its metal, and has a cloth covering so zero slippage.  Even after shes fully recovered, its now a permanent part of our travels. While i have always lifted her into the back, i'm not going to risk her tearing it again jumping out.  



[#] Wed Jul 03 2024 05:17:05 EDT from darknetuser

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And i guess we should include feathered friends..    I do miss my

parrot.  Really good pet. 

Parrots are fucking awesome.

A friend of mine had a parrot who ended up learning lots of lines from the Terminator movie, because my friend loved that film so much he watched it with his parrot every other day, hahahaha.

My mother used to have a duckling because she decided to have a humanling. She was very fond of him.

[#] Wed Jul 03 2024 05:19:45 EDT from darknetuser

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Bought her a fancy new ramp for the jeep too. Got rid of the old
plastic one, now its metal, and has a cloth covering so zero
slippage.  Even after shes fully recovered, its now a permanent part
of our travels. While i have always lifted her into the back, i'm not
going to risk her tearing it again jumping out.  


I wasn't aware there were ramps in the market. I always lift the dogs up myself. I don't take the dogs anywhere with the van unless I am taking them to the vet :(

[#] Wed Jul 03 2024 07:34:22 EDT from Nurb432

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Both stairs and ramps are a thing.   But, in her case, stairs would not be a good idea. This one folds up with 4 sections so its not too large and easy to store in the back. Id say about 5' long unfolded, 1.5' across ( just guessing.  )

Most dogs love rides, they like stuff moving around them ( i guess its like running, without the effort ), the wind, seeing things fly by.  Unless the only time they go for one is a bad destination..



[#] Wed Jul 03 2024 07:42:16 EDT from Nurb432

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Nanday Conure  ( wife had a Quaker, but it fell off the cage and the dog scared it to death.     had a African grey once, but it flew away. never returned.  )

Mine was around 30 when we lost him. I think average for pets.  Was with me 25 years or so.  He was a rescue, so not really socialized. He was my first bird.  So we adapted together. But, even day one he was attached to me like glue.  "he is kind of afraid of men, not sure how he is going to react when you go in there "   as he jumped off the cage in the other room, came in, walked across the room, up my leg and sat on my shoulder.  "lets go home"

Wed Jul 03 2024 05:17:05 EDT from darknetuser

Parrots are fucking awesome.


 



[#] Wed Jul 03 2024 08:15:23 EDT from darknetuser

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Mine was around 30 when we lost him. I think average for pets.  Was

with me 25 years or so.  He was a rescue, so not really socialized.

He was my first bird.  So we adapted together. But, even day one he

was attached to me like glue.  "he is kind of afraid of men, not
sure how he is going to react when you go in there "   as he jumped

off the cage in the other room, came in, walked across the room, up
my leg and sat on my shoulder.  "lets go home"

Man, so much better than hens.

Hens are only somehow cute because of their dumb factor. By that I mean that you see a hen and you realize how dumb it is, and then feel compelled to protect her and love her because she is so defenseless. If that makes any sense.

[#] Wed Jul 03 2024 08:23:38 EDT from Nurb432

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it does.

These things are super intelligent.  As a pet, they are a lot like 'cats with wings' in personality.  I don't know how much brain can be shoved in such a small package.

Nandays rarely learn to speak words, but they do use sounds to communicate ( door sounds, various screeches, water bubbling sounds, knocking, etc ).   And are some of the loudest birds out there when they want to be.  I dont know how he knew, but he would screech his hello sound just when i entered our development. I could hear him 2 blocks away.  We had another in the area, same thing, could hear him way down the road.. never knew where.  Managed to see it in a window one day.  They would talk to each other on cool evenings when i had the windows open.

Wed Jul 03 2024 08:15:23 EDT from darknetuser

Man, so much better than hens.

Hens are only somehow cute because of their dumb factor. By that I mean that you see a hen and you realize how dumb it is, and then feel compelled to protect her and love her because she is so defenseless. If that makes any sense.

 



[#] Wed Jul 03 2024 16:19:37 EDT from darknetuser

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Following the trend, I have some news.

I think I have made you aware that my barn also hosts many wild birds. I pusposedly let the windows open so they can come inside and nest among the upper beams that hold the ceiling. Having wild birds have their chicks in my barn is fucking adorable and I love it.

My mother called some repair guys this monday to build an annex to the main house. I am spending half the week out of home due to work, so I told her she could tell the repair guys to fix one of the broken feeders in the barn while I was away since they were already in. The repair guys came in, repaired the feeder, closed the door and left after telling my mother they had used a lot of concrete to hold the thing in place and that the horses are to be out for a couple of days until it dries.

My mother forgot to leave the windows open, so she shut the chicks inside, sitting in their nests, while their parents were outside.

Next morning my mother phoned me to $job, freaking out bcause she realized she had shut the chicks in and she didn't know how to open the windows. She was crying because she thought she had killed the chicks.

Apparently she managed to open the windows and the chicks seem to be fine now. It is good because the ophone call really ruined the day.

[#] Wed Jul 03 2024 17:11:58 EDT from Nurb432

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Ack. for both birds trapped in and horses stuck out... 

But it worked out.. which is good.



[#] Wed Jul 03 2024 17:23:03 EDT from darknetuser

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2024-07-03 17:11 from Nurb432
Ack. for both birds trapped in and horses stuck out... 

But it worked out.. which is good.


Horses are fine. In this time of the year they prefer to be out anyway.

[#] Fri Jul 12 2024 18:07:37 EDT from Nurb432

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good

Wed Jul 03 2024 17:23:03 EDT from darknetuser

Horses are fine. In this time of the year they prefer to be out anyway.