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2 hours ago, Dleg said:

^That's awesome. Would it get drunk?

honestly it was hard to tell.  My uncle used to get pretty drunk though.  Then, when we got older we'd get drunk with him.

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Well, chicken killer is on his way back to the adoption agency.  Hopefully he'll get picked up at their next adoption day. 

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46 minutes ago, Road Guy said:

we have an aging border collie, she is getting a little over neurotic every day - I think age makes the working breeds a little more crazy - if you go outside with her she either paces around frantically waiting for the "Frisbee throwing" to begin, or for me to turn on one of her two nemesis, (Lawn Mower or Garden Hose) She cant just "hang out"

So I learned they sell "doggie weed" snacks at the weed store, supposed to help with everything from symptoms listed above to joint pain? 

Anyone ever try it? (for their pet)?

 

Yes, we've tried some of the pet CBD stuff for my in-law's overly neurotic collie and my BIL/SIL's dog. It really mellowed them out pretty well. My BIL and SIL tried it, but it didn't do anything to them. They aren't big pot heads (or edible users), so it wasn't that...I just think it isn't super strong. I think it would help your border collie to chill the f out. Just make sure to have some Scooby snacks at hand.

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20 hours ago, Road Guy said:

did you get all the same sex?

I didn’t lift any of their tail feathers, but the pet store told us all their birds are female...or maybe male...can’t remember which but they’re all the same. Apparently, it doesn’t matter if there’s a mix anyway because there isn’t supposed to be any birdie hanky panky if there isn’t a nesting box available which there is not.

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One of my cats has taken a liking to lying on my PE study books.  The internet can never have too many pictures of cats!

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Is that an approved calculator?

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I can only imagine that my kitty would have eaten all of my PE notes and pieces of paper, as he already is on top of finding within ten minutes and subsequently chewing on any loose piece of paper (envelopes included) that happen to find themselves on any surface whatsoever in my apartment.

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We discovered that the weekend after they close the rec center pool they allow it open to dogs to play before they flush the pool for winter - needless to say our dog had a blast..

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(I stole this pic from the daughters FB page)

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4 hours ago, leggo PE said:

I can only imagine that my kitty would have eaten all of my PE notes and pieces of paper, as he already is on top of finding within ten minutes and subsequently chewing on any loose piece of paper (envelopes included) that happen to find themselves on any surface whatsoever in my apartment.

The one in my picture has tried eating the coloured tabs I put in my books...and part of the NCEES practice exam.

8 hours ago, FLBuff PE said:

Is that an approved calculator?

Unless NCEES changes its calculator policies at the 0th hour, it should be 👍

I've thought about getting this 'lil guy registered as a service animal so I can take him to the exam with me.  He's already blessed my study materials; it only seems right for him to bless everyone in the exam room.  The most he'd do is chirp for a little while and then find a comfy pile of books to sleep on.

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W?!T?!F?!  Wife stopped to get more bird food and filters for the aquarium last night AND ENDED UP COMING HOME WITH TWO MORE PARAKEETS!!!

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let them all go free, if they come back to you, then it was meant to be!

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Haha, one of every color?

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2 hours ago, leggo PE said:

Haha, one of every color?

You laugh, but yes, that is why we now have 6 parakeets...green, white, blue, teal (because that's not blue? SMH), and now yellow and light blue (still not blue?).  But, if you've got parakeets, you almost have to have a yellow one don't you?

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I was being semi-serious, looks like I was right!

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I will preface this by saying that I have two adopted retired racing greyhounds, have fostered another before being adopted by my father, and have never spent a single cent on wagering on racing greyhounds, nor do I have a vested interest in the industry beyond having two outstanding furry family members because of it.

A very, very sad day and infuriating day.  Florida voted to pass Amendment 13, which ends all dog racing in the state.  This was a ballot pushed hard by several organizations including PETA, HSUS, and Grey2K, with financial backing by casino owners.  It was done under the guise of "protecting dogs", in a campaign filled with fictitious ads featuring photos of dogs in China, false allegations of drug use by dogs, mistreatment, etc. 

If one uses a little common sense even before seeing what goes on in a kennel - if you made money by producing star track athletes, would you starve them, beat them, or keep them sedentary?  Of course not, and neither did their kennel owners and trainers!  I have seen what goes on in the kennels, and it's impressive.  Pre and post-race physicals for signs of even minor injury or soreness.  Hours of turnout time for the dogs to dig, play, and socialize.  Cooldown baths, massages, and TONS of human interaction.  Ever meet an abused dog before?  They cower from people.  Retired racers are one of the most affectionate, people-loving breeds you'll ever encounter.  Running is what these dogs love to do.  Even at 8 years old, my girls still do their "zoomies" around the back yard, and play chase to anything that resembles a bunny, rodent, bug, bird, you name it - and they come in with big goofy grins on their faces every time.

As for the people in the industry?  This is how they made their living.  One of my two girls had a very short racing career.  Her trainer remembered her vividly, and even years later, still talks and asks how she's doing.  Her breeder was so concerned about her dogs going to a good home, she went out of her way to contact us when she heard that her sister/litter mate was retiring, and we adopted her as well.  Because the NGA so closely controlled the registration and lineage of these dogs dating back many, many generations, trainers, breeders, and adopters regularly provided feedback of other racers, brood moms, and studs, greatly assisting in identifying and troubleshooting any medical issues or disorders.  During threat of bad weather, I saw trainers, kennel workers, and track workers on Facebook sleeping on the kennel floors, off the clock, offering up anything and everything to keep the dogs safes during hurricanes.  A great group of people who genuinely cared for these dogs.  

8000 dogs at 11 tracks in FL.  8 of the 11 tracks slated to cease racing on 1/1/19.  The adoption groups cannot handle the influx.  For the groups campaigning to shut them down, there is no money and no plan to rehome these dogs.  Many happy, healthy dogs will likely end up euthanized as a result.  The reason?  Not because they're "protecting dogs" or "ending animal cruelty".  It's because of money.  In FL, gambling was coupled with racing.  All the money poured into these groups was from backing by casino lobbyists, who by decoupling gambling from racing, now have free reign to doze the tracks down and add more slots and poker rooms.  And sadly, all of this could have been avoided if most of the Floridian voters would have taken 10 minutes to research what they were voting on.  Based on the fact that all but 1 amendment in FL passed, with nearly identical "yes" percentages, it's safe to assume that the typical Floridian didn't bother, though in fairness to Florida, I think the same can be said for most voters nation-wide.  

 

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ah yes but somewhere some wealthy person with political motives doesn't like dogs running so they made it their little side mission to end this - pretty much the mantra of most things on the ballot yesterday!

Also shortly you will see an "undercover" video of employees throwing around turkeys at a turkey plant right before thanksgiving, usually those are PETA libtartds who plant themselves in such plants to stage videos to make you have some tofurkey - same logic, create some false videos that make it look bad and maybe the 99% of the country that eats meat will stop..

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We picked up four more chicks last week.  Biggest hurdle is getting them accustomed to being picked up.  Once held, they're calm.

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Annie gave me a scare last week!  I had noticed her favoring one leg for about a week, but just barely.  On Monday night, it turned into a very severe limp.  She's at that age where osteosarcoma becomes a real threat for greyhounds, so I was practically in tears all night/day.  Mrs. Supe took her to the vet, they x-rayed both legs/shoulders, and thankfully it's just arthritis.  He thinks the cold snap that came through really aggravated it, but said he can feel it in the joints as he manipulates them.  Huge sigh of relief!  We're going to try CBD drops for the two of them along with a glucosamine supplement.

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