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Re: Pets

Post by geckzilla » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:18 pm

Beyond wrote:IF the youtube tags aren't working... click the url below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7znI_Kpzbs
They seem to be working to me... :ninja:
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Re: Pets

Post by Beyond » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:31 pm

They are now. But they weren't earlier this morning. IF i had gotten up later, i wouldn't have even noticed. Earlier, they displayed, but didn't play.
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Re: Pets

Post by owlice » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:19 pm

My "little" cat thinks he's hiding in the bed:
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Re: Pets

Post by geckzilla » Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:37 pm

I think your bed is hiding. That's a pretty strange exposure. So cute!
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Re: Pets

Post by owlice » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:19 pm

Thanks, and yes, it's a strange exposure. I have no idea what happened to it! That's exactly as it came out of the camera.
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Re: Pets

Post by neufer » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:36 pm


James Joyce's _Ulysses_ Episode 1 Telemachus
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-- He was raving all night about a black panther, Stephen said.

-- A woful lunatic, Mulligan said.
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Re: Pets

Post by Ann » Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:39 pm

Beyond wrote:CATS RULE!
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
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Sure cats rule... even when they are up against an alligator!! Or two!!! :kitty: :twisted: :kitty:
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Re: Pets

Post by Moonlady » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:20 pm

Ozzy and Harriet have already two eggs in their love nest ♥
watch live here:

http://dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.html


And Estland has started to feed wild animals too:

http://pontu.eenet.ee/player/siga.html

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Re: Pets

Post by Beyond » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:00 pm

The eagles are in Florida, where it's WARM! Don't know where Estland is, but it looks like there's snow on the ground. I'll take Florida. :yes: 8-)
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Re: Pets

Post by Nitpicker » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:36 pm

We don't have any official pets at our place, as we don't need them. We get regular visits from native possums, herons, brush turkeys, kookaburras, cockatoos, lorikeets, king parrots, currawongs and a resident family of magpies. We also get fruit bats, which give me the heebejeebies late at night when I'm out with my telescope. But my favourites are the countless geckos (apparently an invading species of Asian house gecko) which live in our walls and eaves. They live a good life at our place, getting fat off the juicy moths attracted nightly to our lighted windows, and they chirp loudly in delight. Here's a little fella I spotted tonight:
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Re: Pets

Post by geckzilla » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:21 pm

Needless to say, I am jealous of your cohabitation with lizards and especially geckos, even if they are invasive. Who are we to call other animals invasive, anyway?
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Re: Pets

Post by Nitpicker » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:17 pm

geckzilla wrote:Who are we to call other animals invasive, anyway?
Indeed.

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Re: Pets

Post by rstevenson » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:55 pm

geckzilla wrote:... Who are we to call other animals invasive, anyway?
This particular use of the word "invasive" is as a scientific term applied to a species that was moved by humans, accidentally or otherwise, to an area where they are not kept in check by their natural predators. It's descriptive and not pejorative.

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Re: Pets

Post by geckzilla » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:04 pm

I'm well aware of its use, Rob. But it is used pejoratively on occasion and even when it's not it's important to remember that we are the ultimate invasive species. We're not only good at claiming every last bit of land for ourselves but we bring the other invasive critters along. This is the same line of thought about our constant insistence that we manage wildlife populations while simultaneously declaring our own above reproach.
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Re: Pets

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:07 pm

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We just brought home a new dog, a very big (185 pound, 84 kg) 8-year-old Great Dane. He's a bit of a hardship case, having lived his whole life with a guy who was mostly homeless, and who died a couple of weeks ago. He seems to like it up here in the mountains already, and so far he and Maia (our female Dane) are getting on just fine.

I normally name all our dogs after stars, but this guy is already called Brutus, and I think eight is a little old to be changing names. So Brutus he remains.
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Re: Pets

Post by Ann » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:18 pm

Et tu, Brute! :shock:

(But it's so great that you took care of a dog who needed a home. Talk about Christmas spirit, among other things.)

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Re: Pets

Post by geckzilla » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:21 pm

You could always pick a star and name it after Brutus instead. Apparently the exoplanets are also up for grabs. ;)
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Re: Pets

Post by Ann » Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:41 pm

geckzilla wrote:You could always pick a star and name it after Brutus instead. Apparently the exoplanets are also up for grabs. ;)
Really? Can I name HD 189733b after me?

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Re: Pets

Post by geckzilla » Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:12 am

Someone already named that one Permadeath.
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Re: Pets

Post by owlice » Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:06 am

Very handsome pooch, Chris!
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Re: Pets

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:20 pm

owlice wrote:Very handsome pooch, Chris!
Yes he is!
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Re: Pets

Post by orin stepanek » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:44 pm

Sassy lost her battle today; I'll miss her very much! She had some type of red cell destroying disease. For a while it looked as though she had the problem licked; as she went into temporary remission.
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Re: Pets

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:52 pm

orin stepanek wrote:Sassy lost her battle today; I'll miss her very much! She had some type of red cell destroying disease. For a while it looked as though she had the problem licked; as she went into temporary remission.
So sorry, Orin. I know how rough that is. I think she was a lucky dog, though.
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Re: Pets

Post by owlice » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:04 pm

Oh, Orin, how sad. I'm so sorry. Chris is right: she was a lucky dog. She had great humans.
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Re: Pets

Post by Ann » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:04 pm

I'm so sorry, Orin.

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