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Re: Pets

Postby CURRAHEE CHRIS » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:22 pm

Here are some more:

The three "big dogs" back from the barber! :)

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The three dogs attack my gym bag every morning!
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Lance found my wristband and washcloth! :) :)

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:21 pm

We lost three pets in the last months of 2016- two of our cats, and one Great Dane. In the last few weeks, however, we've added back to the household. We have the mother-son pair of cats adopted from our local(ish) rescue, Lyra and Zorro:

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And our new Great Dane puppy, Ares. He's about 9 months old and already around 130 pounds. He's also from a rescue group. We don't know his full story, but he's very timid (but getting better). He does get on great with our other Dane, however, and the two of them play with great vigor.

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:04 pm

Ale1146 wrote:I have a question for those who feel guilty about leaving their pet home alone. Have you ever used a special dog camera?
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I am thinking of buying it, so any advice or suggestions would help!

We have cameras around the house and barn so we can check up on the animals when we're gone, but we've never tried anything with lasers or treats. But we have enough animals that they can keep each other occupied when we're not here. And if the cameras tell us anything, it's that two minutes after we walk out the door none of them seem to know or care that we ever existed!
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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:53 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:We lost three pets in the last months of 2016- two of our cats, and one Great Dane. In the last few weeks, however, we've added back to the household. We have the mother-son pair of cats adopted from our local(ish) rescue, Lyra and Zorro:

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And our new Great Dane puppy, Ares. He's about 9 months old and already around 130 pounds. He's also from a rescue group. We don't know his full story, but he's very timid (but getting better). He does get on great with our other Dane, however, and the two of them play with great vigor.

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I missed this! So glad you have adopted two new cats and a new Great Dane! :kitty: :kitty: :puppy:

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:09 pm

As if last week wasn't busy enough with the March for Science, our goat Naomi picked Wednesday evening to drop a kid. it was somewhat unexpected, as we didn't know the date she bred and she didn't really show any signs that she was getting close. The baby is doing pretty well, but had to be tube fed up until today because he wouldn't suckle. He does seem to be getting the hang of it now, however. We thought to call him Curry, because as a boy, that's where he's likely to end up. But in keeping with the names of his relatives, he's now Levi.

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Re: Pets

Postby neufer » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:46 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
As if last week wasn't busy enough with the March for Science, our goat Naomi picked Wednesday evening to drop a kid. it was somewhat unexpected, as we didn't know the date she bred and she didn't really show any signs that she was getting close. The baby is doing pretty well, but had to be tube fed up until today because he wouldn't suckle. He does seem to be getting the hang of it now, however. We thought to call him Curry, because as a boy, that's where he's likely to end up. But in keeping with the names of his relatives, he's now Levi.

Curry :shock: (and in the Pets thread :!: )

It's as plain as the nose on his wall that he should have been named Skip Hinnant (voice of Fritz the Cat):

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<<Love of Chair was a recurring sketch on the television program The Electric Company. The sketch was a parody of classic soap operas, and spoofed numerous aspects of these shows:

    The name of the sketch was based on the long-running TV soap opera Love of Life.

    The unseen announcer for the sketch was Ken Roberts, who at one time had been the announcer for Love of Life.

    The sketch featured background organ music similar in style to that of classic radio soap operas, including the use of dramatic strings during a key portion of the sketch.
The scene was always set in a room with bare featureless walls and floors [Note: the information content inside a room depends not on the volume of the room but on the area of the bounding walls], and focused on the actions of a boy (played by Skip Hinnant dressed as a pre-teenaged child). In the early sketches, the only other visible objects in the room were a simple wooden chair in which the boy usually sat, and a paneled door in the background. Later sketches occasionally included one or two additional inanimate objects, but the chair would always be visible in the shot during each sketch. During the regular sketches, the boy never spoke; the only voice heard was that of the off-screen announcer.

The Naomi mentioned in the segment refers to Naomi Foner, who was a producer on the show during the first two seasons and is the mother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal and actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

In the final “Chair” sequence, which was shown only in season 2, the sketch started normally. However, right after the sketch started the boy turned to face the camera and angrily interrupted the announcer who just said as always, "As our story begins, the boy is sitting" to declare, "No, he isn't! The boy is quitting!" The background organ music suddenly stopped, and the camera changed to show the door in the background. The boy slammed down his baseball cap and quickly walked across the room and through the door, slamming it loudly behind him. After a moment's silence, the shocked announcer sputtered, "But...what about Naomi?" The scene then faded to black—and reopened on the entire cast of The Electric Company standing on a stage under a banner that read, "What about Naomi?" The cast sang a brief song that repeatedly asked "What about Naomi?" along with other questions about her ("Is she tall?" "Is she fat?"). The final lines of the song ran What about Naomi? What about Naomi? We shall never know. This was one of the last two Love of Chair segments in which Hinnant spoke, and the song that played was never rebroadcast.>>
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Re: Pets

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Bo, before haircut, with the backdrop of Lucky Peak dam’s discharge tube. The dam’s roster tail was on display this last weekend. It gathers a good following as it starts up.
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Re: Pets

Postby DeniseFrankl » Thu May 18, 2017 9:18 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
Beyond wrote:How about Zuben as short for Zubenelgenubi :?:

That's not bad. There's a "rule" for naming dogs and cats (or any other animal smart enough to respond to its own name): two syllables is best. It creates a sort of rhythm that they respond to.

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Re: Pets

Postby DeniseFrankl » Thu May 18, 2017 9:20 am

But trained dogs will understand what we spoke. Otherwise, how they respond to our commands work?

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Thu May 18, 2017 1:20 pm

DeniseFrankl wrote:But trained dogs will understand what we spoke. Otherwise, how they respond to our commands work?

But standard training methods preface the commands with the dog's name: "Ginger, sit", "Ginger, stay". Their name act as a trigger for the command. Like "Alexa, turn on the lights."
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Re: Pets

Postby DeniseFrankl » Mon May 22, 2017 6:46 am

Might be.

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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:27 pm

Another one! Last night Louise went out to feed the animals and... holy moley, where'd that kid come from? Yentl kidded sometime during the day and we didn't even know she was pregnant. Just getting fat. Surprise.

Mother and kid appear to be doing just fine. We have four goats giving milk now. Lots of cheese and yogurt, as well as more happy neighbors to trade with.

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Re: Pets

Postby neufer » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:37 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
As if last week wasn't busy enough with the March for Science, our goat Naomi picked Wednesday evening to drop a kid. it was somewhat unexpected, as we didn't know the date she bred and she didn't really show any signs that she was getting close.
Chris Peterson wrote:
Yentl kidded sometime during the day and we didn't even know she was pregnant. Just getting fat. Surprise.

Wikipedia states that goats normally have twins (and, presumably, would be more noticeably pregnant).
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Re: Pets

Postby Chris Peterson » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:15 pm

neufer wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
As if last week wasn't busy enough with the March for Science, our goat Naomi picked Wednesday evening to drop a kid. it was somewhat unexpected, as we didn't know the date she bred and she didn't really show any signs that she was getting close.
Chris Peterson wrote:
Yentl kidded sometime during the day and we didn't even know she was pregnant. Just getting fat. Surprise.

Wikipedia states that goats normally have twins (and, presumably, would be more noticeably pregnant).

We've never had anything but singles or triplets. But yeah, they have two teats.
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Re: Pets

Postby neufer » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:28 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
neufer wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
Yentl kidded sometime during the day and we didn't even know she was pregnant.
Just getting fat. Surprise.

Wikipedia states that goats normally have twins (and, presumably, would be more noticeably pregnant).

We've never had anything but singles or triplets. But yeah, they have two teats.

Me too...but in my case I'm just getting fat(; no kidding).
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Re: Pets

Postby orin stepanek » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:30 am

My little couch potato!
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Re: Pets

Postby Ann » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:56 pm

Orin, when your dog is in that dog bed, he does look a bit like a half-peeled potato! :puppy:

On a different note, the cat in this video is one street-smart kitty, who knows how to cross the street without being run over!

Oh, and... I know that the next video has no pet in it, but unlike the kitty the poor guy was really unlucky when he crossed the street, as his right leg was totally swallowed up by a tiny but deep sinkhole.

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Star Trek characters' feline personality

Postby Ann » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:36 pm

Spock and feline friend.
The original Star Trek characters as felines.
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I used to love Star Trek, particularly Spock, and I love cats, so I really think it's a great idea to explore the feline side of Star Trek. Note that in the Star Trek crew of cats Scotty is a Scottish Fold, and Chekov is a Russian Blue cat. And Spock? He's a Cornish Rex, isn't he?

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Re: Pets

Postby geckzilla » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:24 am

I saw a large, stoic cat on someone's lawn today. It stared unflinchingly into infinity, almost like a statue. I think it knew Cassini died today.
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Re: Pets

Postby Fred the Cat » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:32 pm

Fred is sad too. :(
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But always thinking about the next adventure... :content:
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