The Official Pets Discussion Thread

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by Poncho » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:19 am

My girlfriend and I rescued Hugo last summer from a, let's just say, not very pleasant life with his previous owners. He's a joy. It's been wonderful to see him open up and learn so quickly. He spent most of his life confined to a small space in a caravan and now he's out for about 2 hours every day. We start every morning with an hour-long walk through a nearby nature reserve where he can play about in the water (he is obsessed with water) and watch the birds. He is built like a tank and is so powerful, but he's an absolute baby and wouldn't hurt a fly. :wub:

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He's currently moving bit by bit on the sofa to keep pace with the bit of sunlight in the living room.

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by Dual » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:24 am

:wub:

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by Qikz » Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:29 am

He's a beautiful boy and thank you for giving him the life he deserves :D

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by Drumstick » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:04 pm

He's beautiful.

Is he something along the lines of a Ridgeback/Staffy cross?

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by Poncho » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:10 pm

They didn't know what breed he was so we did a DNA test out of curiosity. According to the results he is:

40% Staffy
40% Rottweiler
10% Boxer
10% American bulldog

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Chocolate-Milk » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:19 pm

And 100% adorable :wub: :wub:

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by shy guy 64 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:32 pm

can i ask the other dog owners what they do about when people complain about barking? do have ways of making them stop or do you hate your neighbours?

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by Drumstick » Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:51 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:can i ask the other dog owners what they do about when people complain about barking? do have ways of making them stop or do you hate your neighbours?

Context is key. What sort of barking are we talking here?

Dog habitually left outside for a long time, barking to get it's owners attention to let it back in?

Dog barks when there's a knock at the door?

The first is a problem with the owner, the second is normal dog behaviour.

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by shy guy 64 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:17 pm

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shy guy 64 wrote:can i ask the other dog owners what they do about when people complain about barking? do have ways of making them stop or do you hate your neighbours?

Context is key. What sort of barking are we talking here?

Dog habitually left outside for a long time, barking to get it's owners attention to let it back in?

Dog barks when there's a knock at the door?

The first is a problem with the owner, the second is normal dog behaviour.


Well she barks at anything, anyone passing by, other dogs barking in the distance, owls hooting. She’s never really needed to bark to get back in

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by Ironhide » Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:31 pm

The cat is two today, so for 'reasons' my sister has bought him a helium balloon shaped like a 2 (with his name on it), a tin of expensive cat food and a birthday cake (not for the cat to eat btw).

Having a socially distanced 'party' for him atm, he's utterly baffled by the whole thing.

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by Bunni » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:32 pm

My cat was 5 yesterday. She got new toys and a fancy dinner. And an Instagram appreciation post.

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by Ironhide » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:08 pm

Good God, my sister has made up some party bags for the cats birthday 'party', contents include a bottle of Old Tom beer (bottle has a picture of a cat on it) a bag of Montezumas chocolate buttons and a party popper.

She's insane.

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by Corazon de Leon » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:48 pm

I'm not seeing the issue. Loki gets a (specially made for dogs) cake and a party most years. :slol:

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by shy guy 64 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:50 pm

Ironhide wrote:The cat is two today, so for 'reasons' my sister has bought him a helium balloon shaped like a 2 (with his name on it), a tin of expensive cat food and a birthday cake (not for the cat to eat btw).

Having a socially distanced 'party' for him atm, he's utterly baffled by the whole thing.


sounds like something wed do for our dog

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Chocolate-Milk » Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:45 pm

Doggy beer and cake was the standard in our house. Isn't that normal? :slol:

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Victor Mildew » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:18 am

It's an animal :?

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Chocolate-Milk » Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:49 am

Victor Mildew wrote:It's an animal :?

So are we, and we celebrate birthdays :capnscotty:

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Red » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:53 am

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My cat with his favourite mouse, the first thing we bought him when we got him home after plucking him half-dead off the hillside. He loves that mouse.

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by shy guy 64 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:11 pm

i think i enjoy using bubbles to play with scout to much

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PostRe: The Official Pets Discussion Thread
by Balladeer » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:50 am

Red wrote:Image

My cat with his favourite mouse, the first thing we bought him when we got him home after plucking him half-dead off the hillside. He loves that mouse.

That is a very pretty cat. :wub:


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