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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 18, 2021, 05:23:21 PM »
Has this one been posted?

Covid-19 Fact: 87% of gym members don't even know their gym is closed.

 grint grint grint
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on October 18, 2021, 08:58:18 AM »
Has this one been posted?

Covid-19 Fact: 87% of gym members don't even know their gym is closed.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by Jan Hurst-Nicholson on October 03, 2021, 05:57:50 PM »
How is this not a real question being asked?  :icon_rofl:

(Found on Quora.)

  :)  :confused:
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by TimothyEllis on October 03, 2021, 11:52:38 AM »
How is this not a real question being asked?  :icon_rofl:

(Found on Quora.)

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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by Maggie Ann on September 20, 2021, 12:30:02 AM »
Mikey on the other hand, was supposedly two when I got him. He was a stray and the vet at the shelter determined he was at least two years old by his teeth. Okay, so that was not that far off of three years old. He was 8 pounds when I got him and so small that I could cuddle him and one arm. Then he started growing and not just putting on weight. He ended up at double the size, both length and height and even weight. I really have come to believe that he was closer to a year old than two years old.

If he wasn't malnourished when you got him and he grew that much, I'd say he was under a year when you got him. I've never heard of a healthy dog doubling its weight after a year. But at least 16 pounds still isn't huge if you wanted a small dog.

German Pinschers aren't supposed to get larger than 45 pounds, but Gibbs is already that at 6 months. I keep asking his breeder if he's going to be the largest GP in history, and she keeps telling me the largest she ever bred was 52 pounds. Time will tell.

Thanks for confirming my suspicions about Mikey's age. I just remember how tiny he was when I got him, but he's still small enough that I can handle him and even pick him up to put in the sink.

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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by R H Auslander on September 19, 2021, 08:06:20 PM »
Older dogs do tend to help with raising the children, at least ours do. When Plyushya, mother of Aleksandr and Ella, tired of the 'mommy' thing Sophia stepped right in and finished raising them, even producing milk, which is not uncommon. To this day they regard Sofik as their mother and all she has to do if they are misbehaving, and they do from time to time, is give them 'the look' and they are instantly angels. The real giggle is both those youngsters are considerably larger than Sofik, tall, long, lean and muscular whereas Sofik, despite being technically too tall by 5 cm for koli shows, is like a brick wall, solid and muscular but she does not look particularly large.

The problem with our pets is we live longer than they do and losing one is like losing a child because that is what they are, our children.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by elleoco on September 19, 2021, 10:06:11 AM »
Mikey on the other hand, was supposedly two when I got him. He was a stray and the vet at the shelter determined he was at least two years old by his teeth. Okay, so that was not that far off of three years old. He was 8 pounds when I got him and so small that I could cuddle him and one arm. Then he started growing and not just putting on weight. He ended up at double the size, both length and height and even weight. I really have come to believe that he was closer to a year old than two years old.

If he wasn't malnourished when you got him and he grew that much, I'd say he was under a year when you got him. I've never heard of a healthy dog doubling its weight after a year. But at least 16 pounds still isn't huge if you wanted a small dog.

German Pinschers aren't supposed to get larger than 45 pounds, but Gibbs is already that at 6 months. I keep asking his breeder if he's going to be the largest GP in history, and she keeps telling me the largest she ever bred was 52 pounds. Time will tell.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by Maggie Ann on September 19, 2021, 09:57:31 AM »
When I did Rottweiler rescue, I took in some dogs who were so wonderful I couldn't believe anyone gave them up. However, I also took in some that turned out to be dogs I couldn't see ever succeeding in an average pet home. They spent their lives with me as I live in a semi-rural area with a large fenced yard, and there weren't any problems with them having to deal with other people except an occasional vet visit.

One of the several reasons I stopped doing rescue was I didn't want to become one of those old ladies you see on t.v. when the cops and animal control come to take away the way too many dogs. So I stopped before it could get like that. Thirteen was the most I ever had, and that was way too many and didn't last long. My last rescue boy died the February just before the lockdowns started, and I'm down to 2 now, my 6-year-old Rottie Teagan and Gibbs the German Pinscher puppy.

There won't be another puppy for me, and I'm already trying to decide what I'll do when I lose my last Rottie and am down to just Gibbs. I think I'll try to find a GP breeder with a retired show dog they're looking to find an adoptive home for. That would probably be a 3 to 5-year-old.

That was the age group I was going for but ... the best laid plans.

Angelo was a JRT I saw at an adoption event at PetSmart and I just fell in love with him. Too late, I learned he was about nine. After the adoption, they told me that this weekend had been his last chance. I shudder to think of his fate. I had him for six wonderful years. He was very well-trained when I got him.

Mikey on the other hand, was supposedly two when I got him. He was a stray and the vet at the shelter determined he was at least two years old by his teeth. Okay, so that was not that far off of three years old. He was 8 pounds when I got him and so small that I could cuddle him and one arm. Then he started growing and not just putting on weight. He ended up at double the size, both length and height and even weight. I really have come to believe that he was closer to a year old than two years old.



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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by elleoco on September 19, 2021, 09:21:07 AM »
When I did Rottweiler rescue, I took in some dogs who were so wonderful I couldn't believe anyone gave them up. However, I also took in some that turned out to be dogs I couldn't see ever succeeding in an average pet home. They spent their lives with me as I live in a semi-rural area with a large fenced yard, and there weren't any problems with them having to deal with other people except an occasional vet visit.

One of the several reasons I stopped doing rescue was I didn't want to become one of those old ladies you see on t.v. when the cops and animal control come to take away the way too many dogs. So I stopped before it could get like that. Thirteen was the most I ever had, and that was way too many and didn't last long. My last rescue boy died the February just before the lockdowns started, and I'm down to 2 now, my 6-year-old Rottie Teagan and Gibbs the German Pinscher puppy.

There won't be another puppy for me, and I'm already trying to decide what I'll do when I lose my last Rottie and am down to just Gibbs. I think I'll try to find a GP breeder with a retired show dog they're looking to find an adoptive home for. That would probably be a 3 to 5-year-old.
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Dogs: From: lockdown thread
« Last post by Maggie Ann on September 19, 2021, 03:56:12 AM »
She's a cutie. Aren't those of us who have adult dogs to help with puppies lucky!

I only get adult dogs and I've been lucky so far. Mikey has been taught some weird commands but I've been able to figure them out ... mostly.
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