Friday night topic: Pet edition!

Yeah, that’s right, we’re shamelessly going to post a FNT asking you to link to pictures of your pets. Feel free to tell us why you chose this particular type of animal, breed, or individual and whether you’d recommend it to others.

Also, for those who don’t have any pets, I’ll start off the whining about exclusion: since we gave away the hermit crabs, I don’t have any pets, either. Still a nice FNT, so there.

Discuss.

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    • dashbarron
    • 7 years ago

    Australian Shepherd πŸ™‚

    [url<]http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/dsc02305by.jpg[/url<] Oh, and my [b<]little[/b<] kitty: [url<]http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/138/dsc01672iw.jpg/[/url<]

    • LoneWolf15
    • 7 years ago

    [url=http://home.comcast.net/~webpics001/wy02.jpg<]Yoshi and Watson[/url<] [url=http://home.comcast.net/~webpics001/gretel01.jpg<]Gretel (aka "Gretel the Orange")[/url<] [url=http://home.comcast.net/~webpics001/jack.jpg<]Jack[/url<]

    • albundy
    • 7 years ago

    wish i could get a dog, but i work 14-16 hour days so it would be neglected as it wouldn’t be fed or walked. also there would no room for it to move in my tiny studio apt. cant get fish, rabbit, etc cus its food in case the fridge is empty.

      • lilbuddhaman
      • 7 years ago

      That’s what cats are for. They can be easily neglected for a week with little repercussions

    • indeego
    • 7 years ago

    [url=http://i.imgur.com/J98OQ.jpg<]Nella[/url<] [url=http://i.imgur.com/Xb4fb.jpg<]Scooter[/url<] Have no desire for pets, but the indeego-spawn insisted. These are decent beasts.

    • BIF
    • 7 years ago

    No pets at this time. Taking a 15 year break from having to keep track of somebody else’s bowel movements.

    Oh sure, we love our pets. But really, that’s what it comes down to, isn’t it? Got to clean the litter box, birdcage, or the snake or lizard droppings, doing aquarium water changes, managing the koi pond, you name it. And then there’s walking the dog. Really, how much is actual “walking” a part of that task for most people?

    I like pets. I’m “in between” right now; just taking time off from having to squat the dog. Okay, that doesn’t sound right either…

    πŸ˜‰

    • Ari Atari
    • 7 years ago

    The only pet we’ve got is a black cat. Just walked right in from the street, said “Hey guys, welcome to my new place!” and we’ve all been happy ever since.

    • ShadowEyez
    • 7 years ago

    Two regular cats. That’s it – normal but loveable.

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    One thing i will say for you nerds, you’re interesting folk. Sure, the obnoxious nerd culture does drive me a little bonkers, but you people have varied and interesting views on a great many things. I’m sure there are lots of boring people that come to this site that DON’T have interesting animals, but some of you nerds do. I find that pretty cool.

    Some of you guys are alright.

    don’t take that for more than it’s worth. you probably still watch skyrim videos…

      • BIF
      • 7 years ago

      The last sentence made me laugh and I don’t know why.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        cause you <3 me

        and it’s true.

    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 7 years ago

    A couple of my tanks, I also have several hundred gallons designated for breeding

    [url<]http://s1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd396/kamikaziechameleon/?action=view&current=P1020428.jpg&mediafilter=noflash[/url<] Dig through that there are some amazing fish and tanks.

      • vargis14
      • 7 years ago

      Nice tanks! Makes me wish i still had my 80 gallon salt water reef tank that had a thriving community of corals,a assortment of very cool tangs,damsels a male and female pair of red and white cleaning shrimp. Other assorted fish i cannot remember the names of but between the live sand and rock all the corals along with the fish over 7 years i must have put $15k + into that money eater.Good ole Bio bags. I am sure you use them on occasion they are great at clarifying the water

      After the first year it was pretty self sustaining besides the RO water changes and constant glass cleaning from the 2 metal halite lights with the big transformers. I kept 3 very strong magnetic glass cleaners attached at all times to all 3 sides of the tank, along with a battalion of turbo snails. Making it very easy to clean the glass every 3 days from the green algae that my protein skimmer would catch most of and i only ran for a 12 hrs after each glass cleaning. The floating algae helped feed my corals along with the supplements.
      But it was great to watch the fish line up for the fish wash ran by cleaner shrimp. The fish would hold their gills and mouths open so parasites could be pulled from deep inside the fish along with the occasional nip of some skin letting the fish know he was done and get out of the way for the next customer.

        • kamikaziechameleon
        • 7 years ago

        Warming up to salt w it’s a planted tank I’m doing. After I master that more basic chemistry I’ll graduate to salt.

      • JohnC
      • 7 years ago

      That looks like some kind of Cichlids if I remember correctly (long time has passed since I had any fish)… What filters do you use – are you “Team Fluval” or “Team Eheim”? Or some SUNSUN junk? πŸ˜‰
      Can’t really see all the photos, the photobucket “lags out” after watching a few of them…

        • kamikaziechameleon
        • 7 years ago

        Sorry about the photo bucket issues. I use whatever really, my real preference is custom designed sumps. If you can get photobucket to cooperate you might get a look at o me or two.

        Edit: yes they a cichlids, mostly Africans with a few south Americans tossed in. I also love bichirs, those are the snake like fish.

    • Captain Ned
    • 7 years ago

    [url<]http://home.comcast.net/~captainned/Oliver.jpg[/url<] Oliver. A rescue dog who worked his way into my life against my grain, as we already had an aging and fragile Lab at the time. Best decision I ever made as Ollie is the best dog that ever lived, even if he's declared jihad against the local skunk population ('Porch regulars know the details). Have a brace of cats as well, but they never sit still long enough for pictures. The mouse carcasses on the deck are their method of appreciation for the food and litter box.

    • yogibbear
    • 7 years ago

    I have a person tied up in my basement that I have tortured into responding to the name SSK.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      It puts the troll on the nets or it gets the ban again.

    • vargis14
    • 7 years ago

    Ok sorry i do not have any photo links since its kinda late and i am too lazy right now to make a flicker account.

    I currently have 2 Great Dane’s. Rudi my 7 year old male brindle dane who weighs in at about 165-170lbs he is an angel of a dog very pleasant, gentle, kind and a gentleman. He thinks he is a lab since i cannot keep him out of the pool so much so that i built a carpeted ramp for him to climb out. At our waterfront beach house we keep at least 2 towls by the back door to dry him since he is going to go into the water via the boat ramp. He also loves running with deer, never attacking them just trucking along with them.
    Rosie is my 1 year old female harlequin “She looks like a white and black cow with a pick nose and paws with one black eye” She is adorable but don’t let that fool you she is ornery. πŸ™‚ She still has a good year or more of growing to do but she already weighs 130lbs. She loves her baby pool but still will not go swimming in the big pool with her brother.
    As for the sleeping arrangements our king size bed is pushed to the corner of the room. We had to since a 150lb+ dog falling out of bed onto a hardwood floor makes a heck of a bang and scares the heck out of me and the wifey, let alone the dog wondering what the $%$#. So I sleep on the end, the wife in the middle and the dog against the wall. Only my female sleeps with us since my male runs so hard in his sleep he has run apnea. No kidding he kicks like a horse so much so we can still hear him sleep running in the spare bedroom.

    As for the breed itself i highly recommend them if you have a half decent sized yard, it does not have to be as big as you think. They do not call them the gentle giants for nothing. They are great with kids if brought up with them and are used to them.
    The bad, is lifespan. The giant Breeds do not usually make it to 10 years old. Our original Female black great dane Daisey lived till 6 years old and my mastiff made it to 8.5 years.
    Also buy from a reputable breeder with a hip guarantee like all large dogs they are susceptible to hip dysplasia and bloat.

    I almost forgot to add their doggie diamonds are very easy to find, even in the fall with the leaves on the ground. πŸ™‚

      • jeffcutsinger
      • 7 years ago

      You can use a service like [url<]http://min.us/[/url<] or [url<]http://imgur.com/[/url<] to quickly share images without signing up for an account.

    • paulWTAMU
    • 7 years ago

    well, you asked for it…

    [url<]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm18/paulWTAMU/Shiva/shiva016.jpg[/url<] He's a 4-5 year old male reticulated python. Here's my large female: [url<]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm18/paulWTAMU/Citrus/citrus016.jpg[/url<] I don't breed them, just have a pair. I love the species. They are incredibly demanding but very rewarding, and more interactive than other snakes I've worked with/do work with. They seem to be able to differentiate between individuals to at least some degree (although I don't think they display affection). I find them awesome, but I'd have to be hesitant about telling people to keep them. I think they *are* doable for most people but you certainly have to make an informed choice and be prepared to provide food and housing, and take appropriate precautions handling them. Mine aren't even particularly large for the species--my biggest is maybe 15 feet in length. So, awesome to work with but NOT every everybody. Also: [url<]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm18/paulWTAMU/Dogs/cold013.jpg[/url<] best dog ever. [url<]http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm18/paulWTAMU/Other%20Snakes/Yoda/Yoda005.jpg[/url<] I've had that boa since well before I could drive and I'm 28. Love her to death but she's gotten cranky the last couple of years.

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      those are cool, bro.

    • jensend
    • 7 years ago

    I don’t have a pet at present- my last pet, a chinchilla named Argos who I’d had for over a decade, passed away a couple years back. [url=http://minus.com/leVuDfbfFmZ8H<]Here's a picture of him looking festive for the holidays.[/url<] I think chinchillas' personalities and habits are tremendously fun. They are very active, intelligent, and curious. Being so active, they do need large cages and plenty of opportunities to exercise or they'll drive themselves crazy. They have quite the vertical jump- Argos would quite regularly jump 3 ft high to get atop furniture, and on a couple of occasions jumped ~5 ft high when something startled him. The only downside to letting him run around the room much of the time when I was at home was that he developed a taste for literature, especially when he got bored. There are a lot of advantages to having animals from dry climates (xerocoles) as pets, especially if you're keeping your pets indoors. They tend to be a lot cleaner/less smelly because of how efficient (esp. with water) their metabolism has to be. (So for smaller pets I'd recommend gerbils and hamsters, esp. the roborovski dwarf hamster, over mice and rats.) Chinchillas are also crepuscular - active in early morning and in the evening, when you're more likely to have time - rather than nocturnal (keeping you up at night) or diurnal (only naturally awake while you're gone at work/school/whatever, and annoyed by your attempts to do anything with them during other hours). I'd definitely recommend a chinchilla to others.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      They also make great fur coats.

      • just brew it!
      • 7 years ago

      Several years ago we were at one of the local pet stores, and one of the chinchillas had gotten loose. A store employee was chasing it up and down the aisles with a net. Pretty funny…

        • LoneWolf15
        • 7 years ago

        I’m FREEEEEE!!!!

    • NarwhaleAu
    • 7 years ago

    My best friend and companion for the past 5 years, Michou, passed away from a heart tumor yesterday. He was the perfect dog. Please pat all of your pets a few extra times this weekend.

      • paulWTAMU
      • 7 years ago

      sorry man πŸ™

      • vargis14
      • 7 years ago

      Always a tough time loosing a loved family member and friend.
      Very sorry for your loss.

        • NarwhaleAu
        • 7 years ago

        Thanks guys

      • BIF
      • 7 years ago

      Been through this a few times. Once with a cockatiel that was adorable, and a couple more times with a couple friends’ beloved cats; four in all.

      It’s truly heartbreaking when they go.

    • blorbic5
    • 7 years ago

    My 10 year old mix Scrappy and new Dachshund puppy Borgan.

    hope my link works

    [url<]https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/77BfIGrFfQVxWFfmeqid3M2fTAlHrgiSXsALTtJT4Fo?feat=directlink[/url<] Edit: should work now

    • just brew it!
    • 7 years ago

    Greetings from Carlos and Dezi…

    [url<]http://justbrewit.net/trstuff/pets-carlos.jpg[/url<] [url<]http://justbrewit.net/trstuff/pets-dezi.jpg[/url<] [url<]http://justbrewit.net/trstuff/pets-dezi2.jpg[/url<] My wife's more of an animal person than I am; both are hers. Dezi's a Shiba Inu; she was a rescue, and is very sweet but rather neurotic.

      • vargis14
      • 7 years ago

      Maybe a dingo ate your baby πŸ™‚

    • lilbuddhaman
    • 7 years ago

    Ms. Freya,
    My little kitty. If only i weren’t allergic to cats….(no really)
    [url<]http://i45.tinypic.com/333wr35.jpg[/url<]

      • JohnC
      • 7 years ago

      Nice cat! I’m also allergic to them, but as long as I keep them away from my face – I don’t have the reaction.

    • TurtlePerson2
    • 7 years ago

    [url<]http://media.photobucket.com/image/recent/TurtlePerson2/t.jpg[/url<] I think you can imagine what sort of animal this is without clicking on the link.

      • paulWTAMU
      • 7 years ago

      Which species? Is that a russian or greek?

      • vargis14
      • 7 years ago

      Technically is that not a tortoise? πŸ™‚

    • JohnC
    • 7 years ago

    [url<]http://i.imgur.com/WdtVz.jpg[/url<] Our old, lazy cat πŸ˜‰ It likes to sleep on my PC desk or my PC room's chair for some reason.

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    what…. the…. f….

      • TheEmrys
      • 7 years ago

      Don’t blame Scott that all your pets (including the goldfish) ran away from you.

        • Geistbar
        • 7 years ago

        To be fair, the goldfish found out it was allergic to ssk.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        hey, my two goldfish LOVE ME. i’m the only one that feeds them.

        they’re the only pets i have now, horses are all sold, hobby farm is no longer farmy. it’s great.

    • chΒ΅ck
    • 7 years ago

    [url<]http://i.imgur.com/fvo9H.jpg[/url<] Woof. Adopted him this march.

    • TheEmrys
    • 7 years ago

    This is Daisy. She is a German Shepherd/Chow Chow mix. I picked her out of what I read about temperments and that she was a runt. Very submissive dog and a good watch dog. Not a good guard dog. Smart and Stubborn. Wife think she’s far too pretty for her own good. Smart, but very stubborn.

    [url<]http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r296/TheEmrys/Tech%20Report/DaisywithTaggTracker.jpg[/url<]

    • continuum
    • 7 years ago

    The rabbits say hello.

    Showing his chinny-chin-chin… and sticking his tongue out at the camera!
    [url<]http://www.flickr.com/photos/continuum/5350033787/in/photostream[/url<] [url<]http://www.flickr.com/photos/continuum/3738394944/[/url<] Ready for action! [url<]http://www.flickr.com/photos/continuum/6629585869/in/photostream[/url<]

      • not@home
      • 7 years ago

      My sister has a rabbit. It is an ok pet. I will not sit on my lap and let me pet it. It poops wherever it feels like it. It is very stuck up. She taught it a bunch of tricks, but it will only do them if you have food in your hand. It is afraid of everything and everyone that comes to visit.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        That TOTALLY sounds like an ok pet to me!

        • rrr
        • 7 years ago

        Sounds like my girlfriend.

          • Deanjo
          • 7 years ago

          Your girlfriend poops all over the place?

            • JohnC
            • 7 years ago

            Nothing wrong with having a little bit of scat fetish πŸ˜‰

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            yes there is. it’s disgusting, and perverted.

            • indeego
            • 7 years ago

            We’ve reached your limits. Finally.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            you know i have little tolerance for such things.

            • rrr
            • 7 years ago

            Yes. I’m into cuckolding and I’ve sent her to your place for a while. Enjoy some fragrant excrements.

    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    The fiance has… a pig (guinea pig that is). He makes sure that we keep him well supplied with carrots or else we feel his wrath.

    • alphacheez
    • 7 years ago

    I’ve got a couple cats. Got the first one in the Winter of 2007 so here’s a picture of Lenny in the snow: [url<]http://twitpic.com/apqfvt[/url<] The next cat came by way of my mother-in-law who moved to a place that didn't allow cats. Here's a picture of Emmett after my wife gave him his first bath at our place: [url<]http://twitpic.com/apqg86[/url<] They are primarily indoor cats, but they like to sniff around outside once or twice a week under my supervision.

    • Jive
    • 7 years ago
    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    First!

    [url<]http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/Jem_1/permanent/SillyCat1.jpg[/url<]

      • Jive
      • 7 years ago

      Edit: Err, not meant to be in reply to #1

      I hope the hermit crabs are the only type of crab you gave away, Scott. πŸ˜€ (Sorry, i had to jump on that)

        • Damage
        • 7 years ago

        Way to class it up, bud.

          • DeadOfKnight
          • 7 years ago

          Someone’s been getting feisty with the comments lately.

          I love it!

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