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    How certain are you?

    [quote name='ESSlover']Or get a Russian Blue. Sheesh, Nikki is freakin insane. She begs, eats everything, cuddles with you, runs to the fridge when its open, plays with tennis balls.. goodness gracious.[/quote] Second the Russian Blue comment! Mischa is a little lapdog disguised as a cat. The cats and the dog don't live together and will never do so- cats live with me at mum's, bk lives at dad's. I have seen BK around cats though- he herds them and gets all excited but on his own I don't think he'd actually have a go at attacking one. The cats vary in their reactions to dogs (as observed with my sister's dog): Ferdy has Lizie wrapped around his paw (she is scared of him); Bella is ok but doesn't like it when Lizie follows her, so she runs to get away from her and then Lizie runs too and it gets a little stressful; Mischa hates dogs with a passion (she may have had a bad experience with them in her brief sojourn as a stray).
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    Finally! Photos of us

    Nice pics- you're all very photogenic. :)
  3. Have a look- it's a blog written from the point of view of a stray dog in Bangkok. It's not written to make you cry and in fact it's quite humorous, but the sheer number of strays are sad enough: [url]http://bkkstreetdogs.blogspot.com/[/url] And a link to sponsor a stray dog in Thailand (AUD$12 a month): [url]http://www.soidog.org/index.htm[/url] Everyone knows about the animal welfare organisations in their own countries and the problems with overpopulation that are prevalent everywhere, but the overwhelming number of strays in places like Delhi, Bangkok, parts of Indonesia etc are really horrible. This link was posted on another forum (and the girl who posted it got flak for supposedly putting starving animals over starving children :roll:), so I thought I'd post it here just in case anyone's interested.
  4. I'm not going to deny I find it very juicy indeed :D but there's a time and a place for it, and that sort of stuff is probably better off in PMs/email/chat.
  5. I agree with Malamum. All this extraneous stuff is interesting but irrelevant and it's actually quite petty, bitching over someone's looks, morals, etc. I'm certainly no angel when it comes to fidelity and I bet- actually, I know- there are members who haven't been 100% faithful to their partners, and judging by Naomi's PM which I don't really think should have been posted at all (it has no relevance to her PETS, and they're who we are worried about, yes, not who she's shagging?) and is a contravention of the forum "rules", there's at least one of you who's gone out with an ex-crim as well. Come on. Pot kettle black people.
  6. I suppose I'd like to reinstate my "DAL is a fucked up little girl" comment right about now. And I'd like someone to come to her defence. :lol:
  7. Yeah, I've noticed that Michele :D Re Naomi's email to k9- UGH. So she's going to get what she wants- that is, she's going to get rid of Zoey. I wonder what Justin will have to say about that considering she's his dog, yes?
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    Private Ownerships of Wolves

    Number one rule of debating: don't bring up weird facts about yourself that damage your credibility and thus your argument. :lol:
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    Petition- stop dogs being used as live bait

    What the Snopes site is saying is that there was an article published in the Reunion Island paper stating that although it had occurred, it was a rare occurrence (ie using live dogs as bait). The practice of using dead dogs as bait is done by a small group of fishermen, and the dogs weren't people's pets but rather strays (there is a sterilisation program that's been going on since 2001- not very effective if they still have 150,000 strays) that had been culled. So when I was saying that a live dog had been used as bait "once or twice", I wasn't quoting directly from the articles, more that I was supposing that had it only happened once or twice, that would still be too many times for me to condone. Does that make sense? I have to go to work now so I'll clarify it later if it's not clear.
  10. [url]http://www.rspca.org.uk/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RSPCA/RSPCARedirect&pg=sharkbait[/url] This is what Snopes has to say about it: [url]http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/sharkbait.asp[/url]
  11. I completely understand where they are coming from- being an EMT doesn't mean that you throw caution to the wind. Actually, as "professional" lifesavers, where rescuing people and being in tough situations is part of the job, this would make them even more likely to keep a cool head and not rush in blindly like perhaps I would have done as a lay rescuer, or everyone here would have done. This doesn't mean that I necessarily agree with their reasoning, though. I think they probably should have gone in, especially as there were so many of them there. But then again, I'm not a licenced EMT. I wasn't there; I can't assess the situation from their eyes. I'm glad baby DJ is ok. It could have been worse.[/i]
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    Should shelters lie about a dogs breed?

    I'm with the others: full disclosure is the only way to go. Lying doesn't get anyone anywhere and this is applicable to dog breeds. Not only does is cause problems for the owner, it can cause problems for the dog as it will pay any ultimate price once the truth is discovered. There could be possible legal implications (fraud etc) stemming from this deceit as well. Furthermore, as SG said, if a shelter can lie about a dog's background, what else could they be lying about?
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    Jesse is 14 today!

    Happy belated 14th birthday, Jesse :angel:
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    Current guest

    I think he's adorable. HF, you have changed my view on Poodles. :iloveyou:
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    PuppyFinder- edited by K

    The problem I have with fighting (errm, sorry, "rolling") is that you are essentially being cruel to be kind and it's unnecessary cruelty at that. Putting dogs at great risk of harm to produce what are seen in the eyes of many as "superior" specimens of the APBT for some reason I cannot for the life of me understand. Furthermore, it's illegal. There's a REASON why it's illegal. Just like there's a reason why animal cruelty is illegal. Hello?? If you have to be so cruel to a dog in order to get its "best" attributes, that dog breed should no longer exist. Training a heeler to "heel" (and a well-trained cattledog can do the work of five people and that is a plus especially in Australia where many farmers can't afford to pay five people) is not cruel. I would imagine that training a Border Collie to herd isn't as cruel as fighting it against another dog either. I don't give a stuff what "true fanciers" of the breed think. It is cruel to fight your dog. End of story. The "true fanciers" need to get their heads out of their arses and realise that the old ways don't always cut it anymore. Not that long ago it wasn't a crime to rape one's wife, either, as sex was seen as the man's right. Does that mean that any man who rapes his wife is just a little old-school and should be allowed to get away with it?
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