Post in 'The Inglenook' started by wesessiah, Jun 2, 2013.
I swear it was all the cats idea! Our Benny! He's a pip!
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I just want to squish that damn face
my buddy and the protector of the better half/kids
great big luvable fur ball but get close to mommy or the kids and he pays attention
(in a good way)
dont mind the face I was avoiding the lick attack
Here's Jesse James in his "LabraDay" red, white, and blue.
I love that face!
Jesse looks almost like a twin to my Molly. She is alway looking at you with her tongue out. Very active dog.
Molly isn't in my avatar. I'll try to get a pictur of her.
Benny going for a swim after frog hunting along the shore line of our 1/2 acre pond...
Benny is a very fortunate pet.
Well we happen to live on a farm so yes, he gets a lot of running free time and for the most part listens...plus we have two other dogs and a cat.. Benny and the cat are hang out buddies, outside at times and play buddies in the house at times... pretty funny sometimes. Cat lets him know when it's enough.
This is Sully, our 10 month old GSD
Here's our newest addition . . . a spitting image of a cat I lost a couple years ago.
Our kitty , was my daughters birthday present but has attached to my wife.
Kind of looks like our cat TC (TopCat) after the cartoon..
Here are my 2 dogs.
The German Shepherd is named Stuart and the Mini Pinscher is named Ellie.
Just be careful of that little one. She regularly patrols the wood stacks and has killed a mouse and a gopher.
Gmule, I hope you know what animals are in your woods where that little "hunting" dogs goes. We live about 4 miles from the state capital, but we have about every kind of wild beast in our neighborhood that lives in this state. I see bald eagles, hawks, huge owls, coyotes, bear makings, bob cats, fox, vultures, that come very near our home. We lost a 17 yr old cat last year to one of them. I had a 7 lb dog that lived to be 16, but I was careful when she was out. Not that would stop something if it wasn't afraid of me being there. Now I have two large dogs. Their makings and barks "seem" to keep things out of the yard. If your two dogs stay together when out, I doubt something will mess with them.
They look like best buddies.
We have lots of predators in the area. Bears, Foxes,coyotes, and birds or prey and of course other larger dogs. Sometimes we will have a cougar in the area. ( not the ones at the bar) a real live mountain lion. I never let either one of them out without me being present because there are things that could eat them and me for that matter. In the evenings and early mornings the little one is on a leash so that she can take care of her business. The gsd is by my side at all times even when off leash. I should have named him shadow lol because even in the house if I get up to stoke the fire he gets up to see what I am doing.
here they are enjoying the Fireview
Here is another pic of Bella and Bentley (JRT). Bentley is not mine
he comes over to visit when his mum is busy.
They are getting along pretty well, considering Bella does not like most dogs.
magnus (my dogo argentino) had to meet the big dog in the sky. a little before a year old he started showing signs of epilipsy, and over the course of about a year and a half he progressed about as much as most dogs do in 5 years. with his type, he had complex partial seizures, which isn't a full blown seizure, but they can hallucinate and have no clue what they're actually doing, and they can be set off by anything, sleep, scents, colors, actions etc. he never focused on us until a little over a month ago. i was putting some ear drops in and saw his pupils dilate, he bit my arm before i could grab his throat, and then he snapped out of it after about 15 seconds. then a couple weeks ago he tried to get me again, but i avoided a bite and grabbed him by the neck and held him down till he snapped out of it. at that point i knew he had to be euthanized from advancing so fast, so we set up the appointment. never made it to the vet. i gave him the tranquilizers the vet gave us (i guess a sleeping pill/valium type combo) and he was about ready to pass out. i went outside to set up his kennel for the trip and came back in and my wife had him out petting him. she started crying and it set him off into one of his complex partial seizure/attack deals and he went after her. he got her arm a little bit, but i grabbed him before he could do much, and he had to go down then. she's still not taking it all that well, but i think with him going after her this time she finally understood the "him or us" scenario and how bad he'd really gotten. a 110 pound dog that destroyed "indestructable" toys, and meant for taking on large game isn't one to gamble on, or pawn off on someone else to gamble on. he was such a good dog when he was normal. loving, and affectionate, was excellent at discerning people we expected to come over, and unexpected guests. he was excellent at tracking (which he was a hunting breed) and was the only dog i had ever successfully trained to guard my food without eating it, and was overall excellent with obedience and a fast learner. he was a little too "in your face" for most dogs, but he never attacked any other dogs. there were a few dogs that could put up with him, but he even wore out an 8 month old pit bull mix with his style/duration of play.
here's a picture of him and clovis from sometime last year. they were just playing in his cage and clovis noticed my wife taking pictures. clovis is also gone, but i don't know if he's dead, in someone's house, or just decided to go off on his own tom cat journey. he's been gone for a few months. he used to try to help me split wood, and never got scared off by the sounds. you can't really tell from the picture, but he had really bold striping that turned to spots at his stomach. same cat i posted on page 1.
So sorry to hear about poor pet. What violent way to go out. Disease is seldom kind. I hope you and you wife are able to recover from you experience.
My little buddy ,Jocko, 17lbs of mouser muscle
thanks. i hated it for him, and he seemed to know something was wrong with him. a lot of times before he seized in his sleep he would isolate himself from us and the cats by going behind his cage to sleep. i tried to keep him around as long as possible and never thought it would get so bad before he even got to 3 years old.
btw, for anyone wondering... that's how he preferred his cage to be, lol. he didn't want any kind of bedding/floor. blankets/bedding ended up in a thousand pieces, and flooring would wind up in pieces shoved out of the cage. tried plastic, plywood, and even plexiglass. he destroyed it all and pushed it out of the cage. he was never in his cage for long periods, except towards the end just to sleep, but it was HIS, and he kept it the way he wanted it. he was fine with blankets and bedding in front of the tv and foot of the bed.
I feel ya, Very hard to deal with for me , my past pet having seizure's , been there
i always tended to keep my distance from pets, and i rarely get attached to one. if it were up to my wife, we would have more than a few cats, and as many dogs as we could accommodate. i put a lot of time into checking out suitable breeds for guard dog duties (my wife's requirement) that are known to do well with kids and people in general, a good outdoorsman dog, and his breed not having dog odor was the kicker. then i put a lot of time into picking a puppy, and ended up with him. i genuinely liked him and got attached. same with clovis. one of the cats had a litter and as we were giving the kittens away i just couldn't give him away. i had always let my wife pick the pets before. guess my track record shows i need to let her keep picking them out, lol. she did pick out the new dog we have, which i'll have to post pictures of. my wife has been holding her to the same standard as magnus and gets frustrated when she doesn't do as well with things. we got her when she was 8 months old, and she's still a work in progress, but she's a good dog.
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