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Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 01:24 PM

The notorious thing about black chows is that it's really hard to capture their features on film. We have dozens of pictures that say,
"There's Edgy, there's Cha, and there's the inky darkness that
hovers around them at all times.

Anyhow, this is Ursa, or was when she was younger







And those visiting the homestead will find that she looks like that no longer, her summer cut trimming her from this:



to this:

seawolf17
Jun 28 2005 01:38 PM

Impressive Paint-work, Edgy. Apologies to Cooby, who asked me to resurrect this thread a long time ago, and I kept forgetting to do so.

Once again, [url=www.dogster.com/?87507]Peanut:[/url]



Willets Point
Jun 28 2005 01:39 PM

Where's Hamlet?

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 02:15 PM

Hamlet is thus far camera shy. Anybody bringing a camera to DC is welcome to shoot him.

cooby
Jun 28 2005 02:15 PM

Edgy, those bottom two pictures are especially precious!


Seawolf, I know you've been busy, no problem. I am just hoping that someday I will have a way to put my cat on here

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 03:33 PM

Ursa had been reading Collette the day those pictures were taken.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 03:44 PM

Ms. Edgy wouldn't let me scan Hamlet in directly.

Elster88
Jun 28 2005 05:45 PM

I'll expect CBFPT, Revolutions at the next board.

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 06 2005 11:19 PM

Skipper reloaded:

ScarletKnight41
Jul 07 2005 06:47 AM

Do you still have that picture of Skipper perusing mbtn.net?

Edgy DC
Jul 20 2005 11:04 PM



It looks like our dog is slipping away from us. Maybe tonight.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 20 2005 11:09 PM

:(

Edgy DC
Jul 23 2005 07:03 PM

Baby hung on, but finally left us today.

I'm sorry you didn't see her at her best, or even at her better --- sickly as she was with a lawsuit-worthy haircut.

Our best thing.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 23 2005 07:04 PM

Our sincere condolecnes to you and Cha :(

Rockin' Doc
Jul 23 2005 09:12 PM

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Ursa seemed to have a very sweet disposition. She tolerated all of us invading your home with perfect aplomb.

My condolences to both you and Cha.

Edgy DC
Jul 23 2005 10:05 PM

Thanks, both.

Chows aren't famed for their tolerance of home invasions. Rather the opposite largely. But time and our insistence slowly taught her to accept our friends.

Truly a remarkable dog. I'll spare you any long biographical essays, but she's worthy of a mighty memorial and we're talking to the peeps at Mt. Rushmore tomorrow.

She's already given us today's victory.

seawolf17
Jul 24 2005 06:51 AM

The Nut and I send our condolences as well.

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 24 2005 10:04 AM

Sorry to hear that news.

One Met fan goes, another arrives:


"Uncle Dickshot, must you post my first action photo in in the Pet Thread?"

Edgy DC
Jul 24 2005 01:10 PM

Wow. Congratulations.

Looks sort of like Don Zimmer.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 24 2005 06:17 PM

She does NOT look like Zimmer - she's adorable!

Congratulations to Dickshot, Frayed Knot and the family!

Edgy DC
Jul 24 2005 06:28 PM



Bet you can't guess which is which.

Frayed Knot
Jul 24 2005 11:09 PM

I'm of the opinion that all newborns look like Don Zimmer.

seawolf17
Aug 11 2005 01:11 PM

Thanks to Cooby for the tip, and today's Game Notes confirm it:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 is DOG DAY AT THE PARK sponsored by Snausages. For the first time, dogs will be allowed to cheer on their favorite team... Dogs and their owners, who both must have Picnic Area tickets, will receive Doggie Bags, including a bandana and Snausages. Dog refreshments will be on hand, and all proceeds are donated to the North Shore Animal League.

Peanut is very excited.

soupcan
Aug 11 2005 01:32 PM

Haven't looked through this thread in a while - I was sorry to hear of your dog's demise Edgy - My condolences.

I'll reload a picture of Mookie when I get a chance.

He was at the vet the other day for kidney stones, poor guy. He was in so much pain that he fainted when he was trying to pee. Can you imagine that? Ever seen a dog faint? I'ts pretty disturbing.

$500.00 for a sonogram and some other proceedures, some pain meds, and a prescribed diet later - he seems to be back to his old, spotted self.

I keep thinking to myself - does Mookie have a ceiling? I mean what's the most I'd pay a vet for medical care for my dog before I'd go the youth in Asia route?

If the vet said that my dog had a condition that if not treated would cause him suffering and death but if treated would allow him to live a normal healthy life but cost me upwards of $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 I'm not sure what I would do.

Anybody want to field this one? Edgy did Ursa incur any large medical bills ? Was this a question you wrestled with?

Edgy DC
Aug 11 2005 01:56 PM

I honestly didn't look. These were terrible end-of-life decisions under any circumstances, so nothing extraordinary was necessary, or even optional. The baby was 15 and a half.

Obvious fact one: it's tragic to spend good money on doggie necessities when so much of the world is without basics like food and health care.

Obvious fact two: you adopt someone, you have a responsibility to it, dog or no. So if it's life can be realistically saved, you do it. Expensive end-of-life options for animals like hospice care and pain-killing drips aren't availalbe for dogs --- fortunately for me because I'd've paid it --- because it doesn't really help very often.

Basically, I say that anything I'm willing to spend on my pets -- food and health care and such -- I should be willing to go double and spend the equal part in donating through a good organization to otherwise deprived humans. That's what we try to do. If I'm unwilling or unable to do that, I reason, I shouldn't be getting involved with a doggie.

A suit salesman will tell you that if a suit looks good on you, how much you paid will soon be forgotten. But there's some truth in that. If the dog's life can be meaningfully saved, I'll forget about the price as soon as I have my dog back (and I still want her back). Having lost my dog (as bitchy as she was), no savings of $500 or $5000 is going to comfort me.

That's what reasoning I work with. Of course, I don't have any kids to whom my wallet and debt also has to answer.

Basically, if a guy offered me $5,000 to allow him to kill my dog, I'd quickly reject it. I don't know why I'd make a different deal with the
Grim Reaper. Depends on how much I needed the five Gs, I guess.

Next time, I guess I'll investigate pet insurance (the number one advertising sector for Animal Planet!), and I suggest you do also.

Willets Point
Aug 11 2005 02:19 PM

="Frayed Knot"]I'm of the opinion that all newborns look like Don Zimmer.


Or Winston Churchill.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 11 2005 02:34 PM

Pet insurance isn't cost effective after age 7 - the premiums will kill you (take this from someone who insured a pet for a while).

soupcan
Aug 11 2005 02:42 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
A suit salesman will tell you that if a suit looks good on you, how much you paid will soon be forgotten. But there's some truth in that. If the dog's life can be meaningfully saved, I'll forget about the price as soon as I have my dog back (and I still want her back). Having lost my dog (as bitchy as she was), no savings of $500 or $5000 is going to comfort me.

That's what reasoning I work with. Of course, I don't have any kids to whom my wallet and debt also has to answer..


True and this definitely would play a part in any decision I'd make. I just got a bill for $4,000.00 for my 4 year-old's pre-school 'tuition' for the coming year.

Edgy DC wrote:
Basically, if a guy offered me $5,000 to allow him to kill my dog, I'd quickly reject it. I don't know why I'd make a different deal with the Grim Reaper. Depends on how much I needed the five Gs, I guess..


I'll go you one better and say I can't imagine accepting any amount of money for me to allow someone to kill my dog. That's a completely different philosophical discussion.

Edgy DC wrote:
Next time, I guess I'll investigate pet insurance (the number one advertising sector for Animal Planet!), and I suggest you do also.


I've looked - as I recall it's fairly expensive for what they cover.

cooby
Sep 05 2005 06:35 PM

How is Mookie doing? I hope he is still feeling better

cooby
Sep 28 2005 08:45 AM

Seawolf, did you get a chance to check out the Woolrich dog stuff yet? I've been getting a lot of calls about it (holiday gifts?) and I remembered you were talking about it

MFS62
Sep 28 2005 09:50 AM

WP, when my first daughter was born, there was a newborn boy in the crib next to hers in the hospital that my wife and I agreed looked exactly like Winston Churchill.

Later

Frayed Knot
Sep 28 2005 10:28 AM

And then there's the story that former NYY William 'Moose' Skowron got his nickname, not because he was a big strapping 1st baseman, but rather because as a baby his folks decided that his bald head made him look like Benito Mussolini.

Edgy DC
Sep 28 2005 10:42 AM

Hamlet is a disagreeable but loveable little grub who has gotten way more attention then he has wanted in recent weeks.





Me and my disposeable unit didn't get the best focus.

cooby
Sep 28 2005 10:52 AM

Aw, he's cute, Edgy!




(3)

Edgy DC
Sep 28 2005 10:57 AM

says the one who suggested that he was lost on purpose.

Why are your posts numbered?

cooby
Sep 28 2005 11:04 AM

I'm just numbering the ones that I have to type twice because I got logged out.

Anal, I know

cooby
Sep 28 2005 11:05 AM

That bottom pic looks like he's in a pan on the stove, btw....

Willets Point
Nov 17 2005 12:31 PM

Bump

Edgy DC
Nov 21 2005 05:06 PM

Every time Hamlet sees one of us reaching for him, he covers his head and screams "Nazgul!"

cooby
Nov 28 2005 08:43 PM

Nobody ever answers my questions on here :(


9/05/05
How is Mookie doing? I hope he is still feeling better

9/28/05
Seawolf, did you get a chance to check out the Woolrich dog stuff yet? I've been getting a lot of calls about it (holiday gifts?) and I remembered you were talking about it

seawolf17
Nov 29 2005 03:58 PM

Sorry Coob. We did some online looking at the dog stuff, but unfortunately for Peanut, it's all baby, all the time right now. We are going to want to buy another dog bed for the baby's room, though, so I'll go back on and check it out again.

cooby
Nov 29 2005 07:36 PM

Baby and Doggie have to share a room?

seawolf17
Nov 29 2005 07:37 PM

No, Peanut stays in our room. But he's going to want someplace to call his own when we're in there doing the midnight feedings.

cooby
Nov 29 2005 07:39 PM

:) That's cute!

(don't forget the 2 am, 4 am, 6 am.....)

TheOldMole
Nov 30 2005 08:30 AM

When my grandson Arick was born, Alberta (Golden retriever - Aussie Shepherd mix), who had always slept in my office, absolutely refused to go there any more. You couldn't shove her into my office. She would bolt down the hall to the baby's room, and sleep by his crib to protect him. This lasted about a year, and then she willingly went back to the office.

Willets Point
Jan 19 2006 01:48 PM

Bump.

Johnny Dickshot
Jan 19 2006 02:08 PM

Skipper had a visit from the vet this morning (that's right: she's simply too ferocious to visit them). She took her shots like a man.

The vet took home a bag of poop.

seawolf17
Jan 19 2006 02:17 PM

I always feel uncomfortable walking into the vet's with a bag of poop, but they are always very happy to take it. Bizarre.

edit: Hey, I'm George Stone! Who the hell is George Stone? How did I get this high on the list and I'm running into imaginary Mets? Wasn't that the name of Jan's imaginary boyfriend on The Brady Bunch?

Edgy DC
Jan 19 2006 02:18 PM

I take shit from people at work all the time.

cooby
Jan 19 2006 02:20 PM

Who is George Stone? Do you want beat up?

Willets Point
Jan 19 2006 02:27 PM

POST DE JOUR: (Seawolf) I always feel uncomfortable walking into the vet's with a bag of poop, but they are always very happy to take it. Bizarre.

FOLLOW-UP POST DE JOUR: (Edgy DC) I take shit from people at work all the time.

Congrats to our winners. A tray of canapes will be delivered to your offices. At least, I think they're canapes.

Edgy DC
Jan 19 2006 02:41 PM

Jan's imaginary boyfriend was George Glass.

George Stone was part of a seeminly innocuous trade that probably looked bad for the Mets at first blush (Gentry/Frisella for Stone/Millan), but really really swung the Mets way in 1973.

No Stone, no pennant, it can well be argued.

seawolf17
Jan 19 2006 03:11 PM

The nursery has become Peanut's favorite room in the house. Actually, even before it was even started, it was his favorite room, which was weird. Every night, he would run up the stairs and turn right, toward the empty room, and lie down in there, chewing his bone, before running down the hall into our room. But I digress.

Here he is, helping assemble the crib:



And claiming the room as his own:

Nymr83
Jan 19 2006 03:24 PM

in order to"claim the room" wouldnt he have to pee on the crib or something?
i didnt notice this thread before, i'll post a picture of my greyhound later, he'll eat all these puny little dogs...or walk away with disinterest as he usually does.

sharpie
Jan 19 2006 03:36 PM

Fatty the cat went to the vet this morning. Third time he's had to go for constipation issues.

Rockin' Doc
Jan 19 2006 10:48 PM

sharpie - "Fatty the cat went to the vet this morning. Third time he's had to go for constipation issues"

Your cat isn't fat. He's about to explode.

Willets Point
Jan 20 2006 12:24 AM

The vets were probably disapointed you didn't have a bag load of cat shit for them.

sharpie
Jan 20 2006 09:08 AM

Fatty the cat is not really fat any more. He's had a lot of health problems over the past year or so -- last night he stayed at the vets at what are Hilton Hotel rates. His sister has never had any health problems but as far as my daughter goes he is the much-favored cat.

Edgy DC
Jan 20 2006 09:13 AM

Get better, Fattissimo.

soupcan
Jan 23 2006 12:32 PM

="cooby"]Nobody ever answers my questions on here :(


9/05/05
How is Mookie doing? I hope he is still feeling better


Mook is doing fine. He farts like the 10 year-old he is, his breath stinks like rotting fish and my entire family would welcome any advice on how to solve that, but otherwise he's back to his old spotted self.

Thanks for asking, sorry I never answered you.

[URL=http://www.thepicplace.com][/URL]

cooby
Jan 23 2006 12:38 PM

Oh I think I can forgive ya...

He is very pretty

Edgy DC
Jan 23 2006 12:40 PM

What does the vet say? Bad doggie breath in older pooches is often the result of rotting teeth.

soupcan
Jan 23 2006 12:56 PM

Is that right? I didn't know that. Haven't brought him to the vet since the whole kidney stone incident. I will take him this weekend though.

Thanks for the heads-up.

cooby
Jan 23 2006 01:47 PM

Already Mookie is on the back page

sharpie
Jan 23 2006 02:09 PM

Fatty is back, he's ok for now. His breath was godawful til on one of his too-frequent trips to the vet they ended up pulling a bunch of his teeth. His breath stopped stinking and he seemed happier since he wasn't being bothered by toothaches anymore.

A Boy Named Seo
Jan 23 2006 07:05 PM

We were taking care of this brand-spankin' new kitten once, and our cat Marina wanted to see what the bottle was all about.

cooby
Jan 23 2006 09:35 PM

sharpie wrote:
. His breath was godawful til on one of his too-frequent trips to the vet they ended up pulling a bunch of his teeth. toothaches .



That had to be a wild day at the vets! Did they wrap him in a towel? Do any of you guys read James Herriot books? I just love them....


Seo, that is a beautiful cat!

cooby
Jan 30 2006 09:46 AM



This is Gavin, she is about 8 years old. She is named after Gavin Rossdale, of the band Bush, though she is a girl cat, as all calicos are.

She is very soft and sweet and pretty, and I wish I weren't allergic to her, so I could pet her more.

She always runs to the door when I get home from anywhere, which is a pretty nice thing to come home to.

Here is her official website:

http://www.catster.com/pet_page.php?j=t&i=255704

Thanks and a big meow to uncle soupcan for his help!

sharpie
Jan 30 2006 09:54 AM

Fatty had another trip to the vet. It doesn't look good. He's home and ok for now but he seems to have lost the ability to poop. If he were human he'd have a colostomy bag.

cooby
Jan 30 2006 09:56 AM

eww

ScarletKnight41
Jan 30 2006 10:05 AM

I'm sorry to hear that sharpie.

cooby
Jan 30 2006 10:08 AM

Well, I am too, of course...

Edgy DC
Jan 30 2006 10:11 AM

Get better, Fatty.

soupcan
Jan 30 2006 11:21 AM

cooby wrote:
she is a girl cat, as all calicos are.


Really? Huh. Don't a day go by that you don't learn sumthin' bout sumthin'.

cooby
Jan 30 2006 11:28 AM

It's true...

seawolf17
Jan 30 2006 11:35 AM

I tried to add Gavin to Peanut's friends list, but it looks like Dogster and Catster don't overlap that much. I guess dogs and cats can't be friends.

sharpie
Jan 30 2006 11:36 AM

It is now the Year of the Dog. Cats are bummed.

cooby
Jan 30 2006 11:43 AM

seawolf17 wrote:
I tried to add Gavin to Peanut's friends list, but it looks like Dogster and Catster don't overlap that much. I guess dogs and cats can't be friends.



I will tell her you tried, that will make her happy :)

cooby
Feb 01 2006 10:22 AM

Somebody put my cat in their "cat corral". I feel like she's being stalked

seawolf17
Feb 01 2006 02:38 PM

Nah, the "corral" is a neat feature. It's like a favorites list; you can save all the animals you really like. We have about 25 dogs -- other [url=http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?i=1672&j=t]JRTs[/url], other dogs named [url=http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?i=49980&j=t]Peanut[/url], dogs with [url=http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?i=71954&j=t]funny names[/url], really [url=http://www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?i=14909&j=t]funny-looking[/url] dogs that make us laugh.

cooby
Feb 01 2006 02:42 PM

It's a non cat owner, that what is freaky. Someone is looking at my little pet.

cooby
Feb 01 2006 10:28 PM

Gah!

I clicked on Peanut in your post and asked the wrong damn dog to be friends with my cat!


I am sure he wonders what a cooby is

seawolf17
Feb 02 2006 06:46 AM

The correct [url=http://www.dogster.com/?87507]Peanut[/url].

cooby
Feb 02 2006 09:37 AM

I have not heard back from the wrong Peanut. Apparantly he is aloof.

soupcan
Feb 02 2006 12:50 PM

[url=www.dogster.com/pet_page.php?j=t&i=258137]Mook has a page...[/url]

cooby
Feb 02 2006 12:52 PM

Would he like a cat friend?


I gave him a bone

cooby
Feb 03 2006 09:22 PM
Edited 3 time(s), most recently on Feb 06 2006 09:39 PM

How did you guys put multiple pictures of your dogs into your pages? I have loaded another picture of my cat, and it shows in her account, but not on her page.

apmorris
Feb 06 2006 06:06 PM

doctor bob.


yes, this is my cat.

GYC
Feb 06 2006 06:15 PM

Hail!

seawolf17
Feb 06 2006 06:45 PM

HAIL!

Edgy DC
Feb 06 2006 06:51 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Feb 06 2006 06:55 PM

The sacred is getting pretty common. They're coming up faster'n I can change the image, anyhow.

Hail, Caever. Hail him.

ScarletKnight41
Feb 06 2006 06:54 PM

Hail!

Rockin' Doc
Feb 06 2006 08:57 PM

Please change the image before the next Sacred Seaver post occurs.
I think the current one is pretty creepy.

Edgy DC
Feb 06 2006 09:08 PM

Dickshot says genius. You two might have a debate.

cooby
Feb 06 2006 09:39 PM

cooby wrote:
How did you guys put multiple pictures of your dogs into your pages? I have loaded another picture of my cat, and it shows in her account, but not on her page.





Never mind, it is there now.

Edgy DC
Feb 07 2006 09:12 AM

Let's not let the Caever apparition allow us to overlook that apmorris has a great-looking cat --- although inexplicably not named "Morris."

Giant Squidlike Creature
Mar 09 2006 02:59 PM

Appreciate your pets people. They might rise up and eat you.

seawolf17
Mar 09 2006 03:04 PM

Or eat the baby.

Willets Point
Mar 09 2006 03:07 PM

Especially when you've got him wrapped up like a cocktail weenie, how could Peanut resist?

MFS62
Mar 09 2006 03:34 PM

cooby wrote:
I have not heard back from the wrong Peanut. Apparantly he is aloof.

Maybe just awoof?

Later

Edgy DC
Apr 03 2006 09:29 PM

Hamlet went to the vet today.


Holy crap! I cost two hundred dollars!

cooby
Apr 04 2006 04:00 PM

Is he okay?

Edgy DC
Apr 04 2006 04:05 PM

He better be.

He had what seems to be a burst abcess on his ear. We've pretty much covered him head to toe, inside and out, with antibiotics. He's not liking us very much, but it seems to have gone down.

Willets Point
Apr 04 2006 04:07 PM

He should like you. You could've found another hamster that looks just like him for free.

Edgy DC
Apr 04 2006 05:12 PM

You read that, you ungrateful little punk?!

Willets Point
Apr 04 2006 05:13 PM

Edgy DC wrote:
You read that, you ungrateful little punk?!


Is that a message for Hamlet or me?

Edgy DC
Apr 04 2006 05:22 PM

Hammie, of course. You're not little.

Edgy DC
Apr 06 2006 09:50 AM

Buddy's buddy.

Willets Point
May 11 2006 03:50 PM

Bump.