The Pets/animal chat thread

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

  1. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    I’m so sorry Virgo. <3
     
  2. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    I’m so sorry Virgo. It’s never an easy decision even if it’s time :sad:
     
  3. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Thanks guys <3
     
  4. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm so sorry Virgo. It's been very clear all these years that Ben knew he was loved and cherished. I'm glad y'all got to have a comfortable, peaceful goodbye. <3
     
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  5. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Lh thank you <3
     
  6. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I’m so sorry, @virgo . I’m glad he went peacefully in his home, but that doesn’t make it easy to say goodbye. They really do become part of your family. Thinking of you ❤️
     
  7. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Thank you Fish. <3
     
  8. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I was feeling sad so took a walk. The neighbors’ crazy ass spaniel saw me and was over the moon. Happy dog pets really do wonders for the soul.
     
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  9. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Ryder says hi.
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    Actually, that's a lie. He says, "Leave me the fuck alone. I just want to sleep." Close enough.
     
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  10. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Awww Ryder <3
     
  11. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    We went camping in Joshua Tree with our LA friend group over the weekend. (Thank you, vaccines!) It was Ryder's first camping trip and first time around a bunch of people in forever. I was a ball of stress. He ended up nipping someone :sad: on the first hour but was better afterwards. People gave up on winning him over. Ugh, this dog.
     
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  12. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Is Ryder part chi? If so, that’s not his fault, it’s the demonic entity he shares his body with.
     
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  13. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Yeah, he is plus possibly some terrier. He's basically my angry soul in physical form.
     
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  14. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    We’re babysitting a friend’s yorkie puppy. She’ll be here for about 8 hours. Zach has spent the entire time so far sitting on the floor so she can jump into his lap.

    I think I married the right one.
     
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  15. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Please post pics!

    Man, yorkie puppies are the cutest little flooflepoofs with great personalities.
     
  16. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I must have forgotten to fix my side of the bed this morning. There was a circle of dog fur right up against my pillow .
     
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  17. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Ryder snapped at my nephew and caught him on the chin. Nephew has a small scratch that is not a big deal, but he gave me such a heartbroken look. We had managed to keep them separate for days then I lost sight of him while trying to calm Ryder down from barking. Just pissed at myself.
     
  18. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    That stinks. Certain little dogs and little kids just do not mix. Our dog is similar; def not one we would have gotten post-kid.
     
  19. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    Isabella didn’t like kids either. Lh, you did your best but sometimes shit just happens. Isabella snapped at a girl once because she wasn’t listening to me telling her to not get in Isabella’s face. Luckily the mom wasn’t mad at me but instead told the girl she should’ve listened. It happens and hopefully your nephew learned to give Ryder space.
     
  20. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Thanks y'all. Yeah, my SIL and brother both reacted the same way as that mom. Still mad at myself and sad that Ryder is such a menace.

    Speaking of The Little Monster, he woke me up frantic to go outside around 2:30. He led me on a meandering walk around our complex then back inside. As soon as I got his leash off, he went back to the door to scratch to go out. Back out we went. He didn't even pretend to need to potty. Ugh.
     
  21. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Probably needed to clear his head.
     
  22. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Dumb flight issues meant I ended up in Hayward for the night. P decided to come up and join me from Fresno.

    While they stopped at the usual rest stop for a potty break, Ryder was attacked by two big dogs!!! They broke their leashes or whatever and went straight for him! P was luckily able to get him away and said he hasn't seen evidence of cuts or punctures. Ryder is very shook up though. I have to wait another hour for them to get here to give him a good once over. My poor puppy :cry:
     
  23. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Oh poor Ryder!
     
  24. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    They're home. Ryder is uncharacteristically clingy and doesn't want to be picked up but seems physically okay. He's probably sore/bruised. I have seen no evidence of bleeding, nor has he been worrying any particular spots. He's just lying on his spot on the couch and being quiet. Poor little guy :sad:
     
  25. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Poor Ryder, I hope he feels more like himself soon. That's so scary.