Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Bucking Beads, Feb 19, 2017.
How is she with the kids?
Unbelievable. When we met her we knew she was perfect. Doesn't jump up, doesn't go apeshit and bowl them over. Just super chilled and affectionate. My youngest is still terrified, but even when she stands there and screams like she's about to be murdered (which can often make dogs react badly), Pearl just stands there nonthreatening, half looking at her, as if to say "just **** pat me, stupid".
Here's the squad residing at my house at the moment. (The dog is my sisters but she's living with us temporarily.)
Dogs name is Dingo, no reasoning required.
Cats name is Milkshake, no reasoning required.
Chickens name is ShitLord2000, no reasoning required.
There's also a second Chicken roaming around the backyard somewhere, aptly named ShitLord2000 Mk II.. I genuinely don't understand how chickens shit so much. They're lucky they've been producing premium eggs for us for 4 straight seasons or they'd be KFC by now.
These are my two goofballs. Ollie at the top is a Cattle Dog x Border Collie, and George at bottom is a Staffy x American Staff x Rottweiler.
Lots of this.
Took my dog Jack to the vet today, his 14 years old now and getting on, doing well for his age but his got a bit of arthritis and feels it in the winter. Going to keep an eye on it I don't want him to suffer should it get a lot worse.
Growing up so fast
It’s cold asf atm over here
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The picture doesn't work and I tried to fix it but I can't so now I'm upset at that, and that I'm not seeing a dog. Day ruined.
I don't have pics, but if it makes you feel better you can form a mental picture my dog on the weekend.
* Knows how to not only open the screen door, but the inwards-opening heavy main door.
* Escapes before we can remove her doggy jumper, finds nearest collection of dog poo, rolls in it continuously.
* Comes inside and smears it down the hallway wall and then my legs as she rubs up to me all excited.
* Dog gets washed in the shower (thankfully by The Wife). Doggy Jumper hosed out and washed in machine. I have to wash my own legs.
* Is out again (with permission), comes back with what looks from a distance to be a dead bird in her mouth.
* Dead bird is actually the paw from a Very Large Kangaroo (presumably dead, and dead a while).
* Large Kangaroo Paw discarded, dog retreats.
* Dog returns smelling like she has rolled in the carcass of Very Large Dead Kangaroo.
* Dog showered again.
* Strategic search of property fails to find location of Very Large Dead Kangaroo, dog restricted to the back yard for remainder of weekend.
Here is the locked pic
Dogs that wear vests are so much more sophisticated than their non vest wearing counterparts
I live & work with my 2 dogs on a farm. In the last week I've pulled a total of 7 tics off my dogs & 3 off me.
Between the 6 of us (humans) that work here, we've seen 9 snakes in the last 10 days.
Last year, everything was late. We didn't see a snake or a tic until December.
This year, everything is early...!
& remind your kids to "always" be aware of snakes. Also, check them for tics daily... I can tell you from experience, lymes disease is a bitch.
If you have pets, thoroughly check them out asap. I use & recommend "bravecto" 3 month flee & tic treatment.
The snakes or the kids mate? Just so I get this right ;-)
We gotta have that J one day soon
We're literally pulling off 5-10 ticks a DAY off our border collie. Thankfully all of them so far have been bush ticks. I've had 2 on me, the wife and 2 of the kids have had one each. The lump stays for nearly 2 weeks.
Our old dog (long haired retriever) died about 5-6 years ago from paralysis ticks. He survived 4 on him simultaneously (obviously with vet intervention), but it messed him up. Only a month or so later my mother-in-law called to say he had another one on him, and he was already dead with his eyes still open when I got home only an hour later.
**** man... Old dogs are the best
Sorry you lost him the way you did.
That bravecto stuff really works mate. My dogs are both around the 30kg mark. I use the "up to 55kg tasty chew" & cut it in half, half each.
All of the 7 tics I've pulled off my dogs were already dead.
The lump that lasts for 2weeks on us humans is quite easily avoided with an over the counter antihistamine... the sort of stuff people take for hay fever.
Yeah the dogs are both dosed up. The ticks die pretty quick once they latch on but we're pulling just as many off him that are just scuppering around on his fur.
**** mate, you need to get some lime around the place to stop that. That's way too many to be taking off a dog.
It's all from the back yard too, the one that gets them is the one that never leaves the enclosed area out the back. Pretty sure the ticks are all under the kid's cubby house.
Lime you say, will that kill the ticks but not hurt the dogs???
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