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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:34 pm

A section of my Facebook friends are rather fanatical about goats. One of them posted this:
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So many cute tiny crochet animals!
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Re: Pets

Postby BMAONE23 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:10 pm

and what a Wooley Bully that is

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:41 am

Rambunctiousness has begun.

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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:06 am

Aww! Kids will be kids! :lol2:
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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:00 pm

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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Fri May 02, 2014 9:05 pm

Magic loves the tilled garden space; she found that the loose soil is easy to dig in! She is still my wifes dog; & we walk with her at my heels while my wife holds the leash! I guess that is what a heeler does! :wink:
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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Wed May 07, 2014 1:34 am

Brutus, the Big softy.

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Re: Pets

Postby BMAONE23 » Wed May 07, 2014 3:00 am

Almost UnBearable

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Hero cat: Supercat!

Postby Ann » Thu May 15, 2014 1:33 am

I absolutely can't resist Supercat saving his "little master" from a vicious dog attack! :D :kitty:

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Apparently the video was made from footage from three surveillance cameras.

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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Thu May 15, 2014 1:54 am

I just saw that headline on my news site, just before my windows 8.1 went into it's configure cycle for the windows updates and cut everything else off. Gee, windows 8 never did that.
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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Thu May 15, 2014 1:57 am

I think this might be the original video and the guy who uploaded it has responded to some of the questions. At the end it shows the boy's wounds and his stitches.
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Re: Pets

Postby Nitpicker » Thu May 15, 2014 1:58 am

It made the news here too (the version with the injuries at the end). A very lucky little boy. As the father of two young boys, it made for difficult viewing.

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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Thu May 15, 2014 3:02 pm

Nitpicker wrote:It made the news here too (the version with the injuries at the end). A very lucky little boy. As the father of two young boys, it made for difficult viewing.


I can imagine that this is hard to watch for a father of two young boys.

You are a father, and the hero cat is - not a father, and presumably not a mother, but a female cat. I can't help feeling that the cat feels protective of the young boy, because she senses that he is a "kitten", and she knows that he belongs to her, well, extended family.

Female cats have been known to "adopt" puppies. Here's a video of a female cat protecting yet another sort of "substitute kittens" - in this case, ducklings! And here is the third video, where the the adopted "kitten" is a squirrel! I think the hero cat who saved the boy from a vicious dog had "sort of adopted" the child, and she felt protective of him.

In this video, a dog expert analyses that dog's behaviour, the cat's behaviour and the situation as such.

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Thu May 15, 2014 3:05 pm

Ann wrote:I can't help feeling that the cat feels protective of the young boy, because she senses that he is a "kitten", and she knows that he belongs to her, well, extended family.

Well, maybe. But that's very un-catlike. I've had cats that were attracted to dog fights, that would dart into the action. I'm thinking it's more related to that sort of response than to any protective instinct towards the kid.
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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Thu May 15, 2014 5:28 pm

It certainly isn't common cat behaviour, but really - cats are so individual.

Take a look at the cat in this video, who scares away two alligators and then happily walks up to a little boy to be petted.

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:08 am

It's a good thing that Great Danes aren't poisonous predators...

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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:19 am

I just heard someone say that the most boring book in American literature is one where 1,000 American jokes are explained. Explaining pictures is also frustrating, because, after all, a picture is supposed to say more than a thousand words. Even so, Chris... what is that picture?

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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:25 am

Hahaha.
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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:25 am

Ann wrote:I just heard someone say that the most boring book in American literature is one where 1,000 American jokes are explained. Explaining pictures is also frustrating, because, after all, a picture is supposed to say more than a thousand words. Even so, Chris... what is that picture?

Apparently, it's a soon-to-be-dead Ann if Great Danes were poisonous. Did you look closely?

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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:42 am

Hmmm. Do you mean that that is a camouflage-colored canine doing what this cobra is doing, though without poison and from the other end?



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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:45 am

Ann wrote:Hmmm. Do you mean that that is a camouflage-colored canine doing what this cobra is doing, though without poison and from the other end?

Nothing's being emitted. He's just blending.
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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:46 am

Aww, i was just too late to second geck's ha-ha-ha. That's one of those dog 'gone' pictures.
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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:50 am

I saw this video of a dane pup the other day. It should be added to this section of the thread.
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Re: Pets

Postby Beyond » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:56 am

Gee, geck, you find some of the doggonedest videos.
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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:03 am

I don't actually find them. I have a friend who has two jobs in life and one of them is to post things of this nature. I'm not sure what his real job is.
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