The Pets/animal chat thread

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by android, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

  2. yesmaster

    yesmaster North of the Boarder

    Just checked on Carly's chin. It seems what most of what was there fell off on its own but when I checked there was still some scab left. I wrapped her in a burrito and cleaned her with a damp, clean washcloth. She let me do it without fuss. The rest of the scab came off. She now has a tiny bald spot that will hopefully regrow. The size of the cap of a pen, just about.

    My best guess is this was either from rough play with Webber or maybe she has some cat acne and she scratched one until it bled?
     
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  3. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I’m glad it was nothing serious and she’s ok!
     
  4. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    7am tomorrow foster pups pickup!!!

    whyyyyy so early ugh
     
  5. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    OMJG so early but MUCH EXCITE!
     
  6. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Yay puppies!!!


    From a technical standpoint, flights are often early because it's cooler, I believe. Or sometimes really late. J rarely has middle of the day transport pickups.

    (Eta I know not literal puppies. I just mean like, babies. Cuz fur babies. Theyre all snooshy lovey babies).
     
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  7. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    They’re here! It’s been an exhausting morning. I doubt we will take two at a time again, and I doubt we will take males again. Winnie prefers female dogs for sure. But we have them separated from her and they are slowly working out all of their nervous energy. I honestly don’t think they’re bonded but the next few days will tell us more. I can’t wait to get them neutered though it’s constant humping. Constant. And marking. Otherwise they’re very sweet, put up with baths so well, and took their meds with zero issues.

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  8. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    They're so cute!
     
  9. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    We finally got them to relax by putting Dino in his crate. Too much humping, they couldn’t relax. Marcus is snoring and I love him

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  10. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Humping is usually based on anxiety IME , so hopefully it levels off. It didn’t go away completely with Milton until he was fixed. That and he stopped smelling like a yak.
     
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  11. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    The coordinator said about half the dogs are very humpy for a day after the plane ride. I want them neutered like, tomorrow though. So much marking, and (this is gross so spoiler alert if you don’t want to read something gross)
    Dino is humping so much we keep having to clean ejaculate off his belly
     
  12. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Honestly male dogs are so gross when they aren’t neutered
     
  13. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    SO GROSS. I told the coordinator and said let’s get them neutered ASAP please lol
     
  14. allmaple

    allmaple Chicken

    Neutered males still get smeg, so yeah. Boy dogs can just be gross :lol: Hopefully the humping calms down when they settle it, that's frequently an anxiety or attention seeking behaviour.
     
  15. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Lord help us, Marcus HATES the crate but we have to crate him overnight. We have no other option. Ughhhhhh maybe we will sleep in like a month.
     
  16. Pickles

    Pickles Chicken

    My neutered male dog still occasionally humps lol
     
  17. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Our neighbors across the street (not the ones that keep getting arrested, the other ones) have a group of really fun, joyful kids (probably 4 kids 11-19 or so). Their main caregiver appears to be wheelchair-bound and they’re spending part of quarantine making the walkway up to the house accessible, doing landscaping, cleaning up the yard. There’s lots of laughing and joking and stuff. It’s very wholesome.

    Kit CANNOT stop barking at them so she lost front room privileges and is now pouting in Hazel’s bed, which is too small for her and makes her look like a floof perched on a tiny chocolate button.
     
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  18. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    We've fostered a female humper too lol
     
  19. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Keeping the crate in our bedroom helps a ton, especially at first
     
  20. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    My dog is a spayed humper.
     
  21. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    To be clear it’s not that I expect either of them to stop humping entirely. It’s that they are feeding off each other’s nervous energy and literally would not stop for a solid five hours earlier. They need neutered lol
     
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  22. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

  23. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    So this is 100% not going to work. The relationship between Marcus and Dino isn’t healthy and it’s stressing Marcus out so much to have Dino on him constantly. We keep having to crate Dino but feel bad about that. There is so much more but Winnie is a complete mess so I told the coordinator she had to find another foster. I have so much more I could write but that’s the gist of it I guess.
     
  24. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Here’s everything I sent to the coordinator. Feel free to tell me if we are being unreasonable.

    “So it’s apparent that Dino is attached to Marcus, when we take Marcus out without him Dino is antsy. But from marcus’s side he seems annoyed by Dino 90% of the time, the other 10% he’s humping or attempting to play. He shoves Dino away for treats and food and attention and has frequently come over to one of us when Dino is attached to him humping looking at us to help. Marcus wants to play with another dog but gets frustrated at Dino’s size quickly and gives up. There is not a time where Dino has access to Marcus that he isn’t attached to him humping him, and that makes Marcus keep moving and running away the entire time. We’ve never had unaltered males before, is this normal? We feel bad for Marcus because he seems to be settling in ok but Dino won’t settle down and let him relax, so we keep separating them.

    I will say that I don’t see how we will be able to keep them if this dynamic doesn’t change. We have to pay attention to them constantly (I mean constantly, we cannot leave them alone at all without crating them due to the marking and Dino’s pestering of Marcus) which isn’t feasible for us come Tuesday when K has to work all day, he can’t watch them constantly if I need to run to the store or make food or step out for any reason, plus I have to work from home a bit too. I really think Marcus especially would be happy in a home with another dog his size to play with.

    I feel like Marcus has made so much progress already but needs a playmate his size. He’s already gotten very good with going outside, learning off and sit, and has discovered how to play with toys a little bit. He has enough extra energy that I think he’d do well with a dog his size to play with”

    She responded saying basically to give it another day or two and that she could possibly get them in for their neuter late this week.

    “We really don’t see Dino calming this down at all which isn’t allowing Marcus to settle in. Its been exactly the same the entire time, nothing has changed. It’s stressing Marcus out so much more, when we crate Dino he is much happier and more relaxed but we feel bad having to crate Dino of course.

    We feel bad but we can’t keep them past Tuesday most likely. Our dog has to be our first priority, that’s why I asked you what would happen if they didn’t get along because she is so shy and quiet. She’s gotten along with every dog we’ve had her around for the past couple years but this is not a good fit for her. She has snapped a couple times at Marcus and we are concerned if that escalates. We can’t keep them separated entirely, just mostly.”

    She said she’d start working on finding another foster. We feel terrible but we can’t do it with Winnie.
     
  25. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    She has another foster who can take them. I feel like a dirtbag. For those of you with more experience in fostering or the rescue system in general is this a normal situation? We have adopted multiple dogs before from bad backgrounds and have dealt with awful behavioral and health issues but this is too much for us. Seriously is this unreasonable? Because I feel awful.
     

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