The Pets/animal chat thread

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

  1. allmaple

    allmaple Chicken

    There’s one who does agility around here, he’s so cute! He’s so spunky on the course too, it’s fun to watch him.
     
  2. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Fry is delighted by our friend’s budgie, so she frequently sends us videos of his shenanigans. It’s a hand reared bird that has loads of personality, and I’m living for these videos as much as my kid is at this point.
     
  3. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I just want to #bragbrag that Purple and BIL and SILs dog are laying on either side of my legs. A Fitz sandwich.
     
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  4. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Pretty proud of myself and of Ryder - a handful of fittings and adjustments without a single bite!

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  5. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Yesterday was apparently "Check the Chip Day" to remind pet parents to microchip their pets and update the info if necessary.
     
  6. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Ben’s anxiety has gotten to the point where we had to get him CBD. We just started it yesterday and it seems to be calming him down already but not totally. The vet said it would be a few days to see the results. Fingers crossed it works because I’m working from home 3 days/week and I need him to not meow at the top of his lungs for 5 minutes straight while I’m teaching live on Zoom. Also need him to stop doing that several times per night because I need to sleep. He’s still cute though. :mrgreen:

    OMJG @Lh718 Ryder is so freaking cute!
     
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  7. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Aww, Ben. I hope it helps him.
     
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  8. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Ryder's happy I'm home and is cuddling with me on the couch.

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  9. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Ryder is adorable and I like the print of your shirt. :)
     
  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Aww thanks! I found the shirt at a Ross or TJ Maxx last summer.
     
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  11. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Ryder has blankets in his favorite spots. This morning, when the jackhammers woke him, he scritched the bedroom door to be let out and went straight to his blanket at P's work desk. He's auditing the class I guess.
     
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  12. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    For my birthday my BIL gave me a dog DNA test kit. I would have never bought this, but I’m looking forward to seeing the results.
     
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  13. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    The vet prescribed kitty prozac for Ben. I asked for a compounded chew because he already takes prednisolone that way and loves it. Well this little shit wouldn’t eat the chew. :no: So we got it in liquid form because I’ve gotten pretty good at shoving liquid meds down his throat (gave him CBD for awhile). A few seconds after giving it to him, he started drooling everywhere. It was so gross! I gave it to him Friday and Saturday and he was a disgusting mess. Such a gross little dude but he’s cute so he gets away with it. I hope the prozac helps his anxiety. The vet said the drooling is normal and it’s because he doesn’t like the meds.

    On another note, we seemed to have crossed into old man cat territory. He learned how to hiss well (his hisses used to be almost silent) and now has been doing it all the time. For instance, today he was sitting in my lap and wanted down but his nail got caught in the blanket. I went to help him and he hissed at me. The other night, he curled up between my legs but I needed to moved so I moved him. He went right back to the spot and when I tried moving him again, he hella hissed. He just had an exam so he’s not in pain. I think he’s just grumpy.
     
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  14. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Our house was cold and the dog was so excited when I brought him a sweater that he got a boner
     
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  15. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

  16. virgo

    virgo Chicken

  17. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I love Ryder and all, but it's so exhausting to have him out in public. He did better as the day wore on at least.
     
  18. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    The genetic results came back for doggo. We knew his mom was a chihuahua; we were told the little floozy went to a house with dachsunds and came back pregnant. Our dog has wire hair and a rather long body, plus a big dog bark and turned out front legs, so we assumed dad must be a mini wire haired dachsund or dachshund mix.

    His results confirmed the half chihuahua bit, but the paternal side came out as poodle mix. According to this, his paternal grandparents were poodle, poodle, bichon, and cocker spaniel. I would have never guessed that.
     
  19. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Ha that’s quite the mix!
     
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  20. calicat

    calicat Queen of the Eggs

    What an eclectic mix!
     
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  21. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    I really need to stop following animals on social media. I’ve had 2 pass away in the last week and Gilbert the Opossum isn’t doing well so he’ll probably pass soon (he’s really old for a possum). I love following animals because all the pics and videos make me smile but, fuck, when it’s their time... I just can’t. :cry:
     
  22. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Yeah, that’s tough. We need more bright spots, 2020
     
  23. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    My aunt and her husband just adopted a mutt! Waiting for a picture without their faces on it, but he is a very good boy, a big ol’ shepherd mix who’s about to find his bliss on a farm.
     
  24. Basil

    Basil Chicken

    I did just pick up this cutie today
     

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  25. calicat

    calicat Queen of the Eggs

    Omgoshhhh so cute!