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American Bully - All things AB

2013.09.10 14:25 American Bully - All things AB

A place for the appreciation of American Bullies, a more recent breed developed in the 90's, where one can come to ask questions, expand their knowledge, and share photos and links about the breed. We support healthy and responsible breeding practices and rescue.
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2020.09.16 10:17 texassiizebullies About and History

Conceived in the USA, the American Bully originates from a blend of a few related canine varieties, including the American Bulldog and American Pit Bull Terrier. Known for having a tender and delicate character despite their threatening appearance, these canines are regularly promoted as the ideal pets for kids.
📷 Exotic Bully
Kept uniquely as a friendly creature and a show canine, the American Bully isn't generally utilized for a particular reason and has surely never partaken in canine battling. They appreciate experiencing in the scope of doggy exercises, and their insight and willing nature make them a delight to prepare.

About and History

An as of late created breed, the American Bully appeared during the 1980s inside the United States of America and is a relative of the American Pit Bull Terrier. Different varieties that added to its hereditary qualities incorporate the American Bulldog, English Bulldog, and the American Staffordshire Terrier. This canine was reproduced to have a cumbersome and great appearance with solid bone.
There was not one specific replicating program that was set up to build up this variety; instead, numerous proprietors inside America were blending the previously mentioned canine varieties, prompting the possible making of the American Bully. At first, this variety was perceived by the American Bully Kennel Club in 2004, and the UKC went with the same pattern in 2013 when they acknowledged them into their Companion Dog Group.

Appearance

The American Bully is entirely conspicuous and has a scary and thick-built body. Their body ought to be an inherent extent, and they ought not to be so brachycephalic (short-nosed) that their breathing is influenced. Their manufacture ought not to infringe on their development or spryness, and they ought to have the option to move certainly and quickly. Their muscles ought to furnish them with force and quality and ought not to be misrepresented to the point that they lead to a crooked or blocky step.
The top of the American Bully is wide and thick with very much created cheeks and a conspicuous stop. Their gag is, to some degree, square fit as a fiddle and ought to be shorter than their skull, just taking up around one-fourth of the head). Fundamentally, their nose is enormous, and their nares are not immature. Any nasal shade is acknowledged. Their eyes are all around separated and ought not to be excessively massive.

Character and Temperament

Reared to be all the more a friend creature than a working canine-like its precursors, the American Bully makes a sweet pet for the entire family. They are delicate and amiable and appreciate investing energy playing with kids and relaxing in the home. They love to show love and bond intimately with their lords. They ought to never give any indications of animosity or antagonism, and these are not characteristics related to the variety.
Even though the Exotic Bully was not reared for a particular undertaking, they are as yet sure about their capacity and athletic. They can do well in various canine exercises and sports. Their characteristic prey drive changes from individual to individual however, doesn't will, in general, be excessively substantial so this canine isn't probably going to make a decent tracker.

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2020.09.14 10:27 Oculusfluffy Policefluffs 2: Stake by Oculus (xpost from fluffybooru)

Policefluffs 2: Stake by Oculus (xpost from fluffybooru)
Originally posted on: https://www.fluffybooru.com/post/view/55977
Previous chapter: https://www.reddit.com/fluffycommunity/comments/iof3bn/policefluffs_by_oculus_xpost_from_fluffybooru/
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POLICEFLUFFS 2: STAKE
“Mummah wuv Buddie! Am bestest babbeh!”
The Yehdoo brought her two front legs around her son and kept him in a tight embrace, and Buddy felt a bit embarrassed. As required for his evaluation, Buddy was brought back to Hasbio every quarter, both for examination, and enrichment through parental contact.
“Fwuffy wuv mummah tu.” “Buddy am a good fwuff? Be good fwuff for da hummehs?” “Yus mummah. Buddy am good fwuff. Wowked hawd as a powice fwuff.”
Buddy’s mother, Flavia, smiled. A pedigree Yehdoo, she had nice puffy cheeks and a thick pink coat. Her legs were long, and an emblem of a hare in sprint on her flank indicated a past history as a racing fluffy. That was in her younger days. Now, as a trained Yehdoo, she spends most of her days training younger fluffies of her breed as a coach for races, and for some, as an instructor for guide fluffies for the blind.
As Buddy hugged her in return, he took a good look at his surroundings. A two storied area, complete with a television, areas for exercise, items for enrichment, a staircase to practise climbing, and to reach the beds in the second level. Home, he thinks. Not the same as the harder kennels and barracks he had become accustomed to, but it was welcome comfort. There was another fluffy here to see Buddy in the abode. Standing at the mid-section of the staircase, was a white fluffy, of the Waggytail breed. However, unlike other Waggytails, or most other fluffies, he carried himself in a dignified manner. He had a black mane and tail, and wore glasses, a result of age dimming his once strong eyesight. His name was Peter, and Buddy was happy to see him.
“Hey dad.”
Flavia leaves the embrace, and excitedly said “Speshul fwen! Buddie i-i-is here to s-see ‘ou!"
Flavia had spent a lot of time in training as both a “seeing-eye-fluff” and as a racehorse, and thus, had a lot of experience with human speech. However, even at her best attempts to replicate human speech, she was limited by a constant stammer and stutter.
“I know, Flavia. I’d like to talk to him.”
As the paternal figure climbed up the stairs, a slightly curious Buddy turned to his mother.
“Wai daddeh wan tok to fwuffy?”
Flavia gave a reassuring look to her son. “Daddeh miss his babbeh. Daddeh wuv his onwy an’ bestest babbeh.”
~
“So how is everything going for you, bud?”
Peter’s room sits atop a large building exposed to the harsh terrain of the future. Surveying the vast desert landscape, both Buddy and Peter looked through the desolate void. Decades of war, environmental damage and pollution had corrupted a once pristine landscape, and the scraps of forest that bordered it were now gone.
“I’m doing fine dad.”
“Are the people at the station treating you well?”
“They are.”
Buddy always wondered why his father wanted to have talks like this with him. It was like he was trying to get across some message to him, but had difficulty in doing so. This was not to say that Peter had not disciplined his son as a foal, but usually, most punishments or interaction was handled by Hasbio staff, or by Peter with supervision from the staff.
“Has there been any trouble? I remember the time you called me in the middle of the night, when you were being trained by the army, saying how much you missed your mother and I.” “I’m fine, dad. And that was a long time ago.” “That was just two years ago.” “Yeah, well, I’ve been a police fluffy for half a year now. I can manage dogs. I have seen dead bodies. And I can hold my ground in a fight.”
Peter turned to look at his son. Although Buddy was trained to be able to defend himself, fluffy fragility was not unknown to either of them.
“Fights? Buddy-“ “Dad, I’m a policefluff. Its going to happen, sooner or later.” “You’re supposed to let the dogs or the humans tackle the threat. Remember, you’re only a fluffy. Even if you eat meat, run like a dog and can bite, you’re still a fluffy. A horse. Not a dog.” “I know dad.”
Peter picked up on Buddy's annoyance. "Son, when we have these talks, they're only because we all love you very much, and we’re worried for you.” “I know dad, but you also know that Hasbio selected me for this.”
Peter sighed. “I know. I know all too well.”
A slight ding resounded. As the fluffy family had hooves, and thus no opposable thumbs, they could not cook. Food had to be provided to them through an elevator, in bowls that could be grasped by both hooves the way fluffies could grasp their building blocks. Upon receiving the meals through the delivery service, Flavia calls out for her two best boys.
“Speshul fwen! Babbeh! Nummies!”
As the fluffy family sat at the table, Buddy took a good look at his dish. It was specially ordered by his mother for her bestest babbeh.
“Eat up babbeh!
Steak.”
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“So what is the Chef’s special today?” “Chateaubriand Steak, sir. Wagyu beef.” “What kind? “Australian Flufallo. Free range, well marbled and well-aged.” “I’ll have a steak then. Medium-rare.”
Officer Jenny was seated at the table, dressed formally in a black blouse and skirt for a civilian setting. Across the table sits a gentleman wearing a business suit. Wearing glasses and sporting a beard, he smiled as he looked at Jenny.
“I kind of miss when they served flufallo veal around here. It was the most delectable meat. And it’s a shame that the Australians never permitted the veal from their grade of cattle.” “You know why they banned it. The flufalloes in Australia started to riot when they found about the practise.” “But its not like the flufallo around here are any more intelligent. I seriously don’t get why some Ozziefluff agrarian decision should affe-“
Jenny was getting impatient and interrupted him mid-sentence.
“Look, I know you are my superior, but I would like to know why you called me all the way out here. Princess needs her shots.” “Ah yes, your wonderful Princess. How is she, ‘mistress’?” Jenny tried her best to hide resentment to the taunt. “Princess Rainbow Sprinkles is fine. She occasionally starts to develop awareness, but the shots have been enough to make her lose her memory or keep her docile.”
As Jenny said this, the waiter arrived with the executive’s dish. “Your steak sir. Bon appetit.”
Licking his lips, the executive grabs his knife. He delicately cuts a small portion, while asking about Outback. Jenny answers, “Outback’s the same. I keep him tanked up on VB as well as his favourite fruits and veggies. He’s cranky and a little bit stand-offish, but for the most part, he gets along with everyone in the station. Especially the SWAT.”
As he consumes the morsel, the executive takes a moment to appreciate the fat content and juice of a steer that had lived a long life, spent enough times with its herd and, with the humane policies of the Australian Beef Industry, underwent a euthanasia process that allowed the steer to reflect and enjoy its last moments in peace. All those memories and happiness, condensed into one juicy morsel.
“I heard Outback took out a few terrorists.” “Just two cult members. There has been no sightings of the Case Designate J in the past few months.”
The executive continued to cut into his steak. As the juice gushed forth from the cooked meat, Jenny could feel a tinge of hunger. The executive noticed. “Aren’t you going to order something? I can pay for the meal.” Jenny shook her head. “I just want to get back to Princess soon. And I know what you want to ask.”
The juice continued to drip from the meat piece, as some of it fell onto the executive’s bib.
“Buddy has been doing fine. We’ve only been placing him through search-and-rescue missions. We don’t expect him to fight, and he’s been pretty effective so-“ “He’s not developing.” Jenny raised an eyebrow. “Excuse me?” “We wanted a hybrid that was not only capable of infiltration and retrieval. You know there is more we expect out of the hybrid.” “He’s only been with the force for half a year. He may eat meat, he may run fast, but he’s not a dog, he’s a horse. A pony, even.” “You know that’s not what I’m talking about.”
As he keeps chewing, Jenny had enough. Restraining herself, she got up, and departed. The executive smirked to himself, as he continued to cut deep into the meat.
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“This is a priority encoded communication from the Equine Development and Enrichment Subdivision of Hasbio Incorporated. Date June 20 2120. For urgent attention to Commissioner Remy Garry, Captain MacReady of the Central Investigation Department and Officer Clarke of the K-9 unit. Special order for immediate action. Priority. Send MacReady, Subjects 2214425B and 15212021311O to investigate Missing Person case 317. Location is at the 'De-Urbanized Arcological[4] Construct' located in Sector 37 of the Mega-City. No other personnel are to be attached.”
~
“So come on now MacReady, whose this missing person 317?” “Well, remember when Buddy found that body in level 50 of the arcology?” “Yeah, I ‘memba.” “According to the coroner, the guy was not sacrificed as part of the cult. He was murdered.”
The handler Clark blinked his eyes. “Excuse me?”
“According to forensics, the victim was in the middle of sacrificing a fluffy when some unknown individual interrupted him. There were signs of a struggle, but the other party managed to dominate him, and plunge the dagger into his heart. The black eyes were because he was in the middle of the trance and had injected himself with Blood Jelly drug.”
“Ah shit.” Clark had one too many encounters of people smuggling the blood of Jellenheimers across the border.
“So here’s the problem. The new missing person is that teenager’s sister. Apparently, the teenager had not finished some ritual, and now the Cult wants his sister. Perhaps as a sacrifice, perhaps to convert her, god knows what else.” “Fucking hell.”
Clark then raises an eyebrow. “Something like that requires like a team or something. Why are they only sending you and the two policefluffs?” “I dunno man. I think it's bullshit too, but it's orders from the Commish Garry.”
“I don’t like it. I don’t like one bit.”
~
Captain MacReady was decked out in a brown denim coat, with a checkered tie, blue shirt and pants. He lead Outback, Buddy, Huey, Dewey and Louie to the back of his personalized hovercar. Though designed as a single seater, the car, based after SUVs of a bygone era, had enough space for an animal as large as Outback, and still had enough space to fit in one tall fluffy and three German Shepherd Good Boys. Upon closing the loading door, MacReady opened the gull-wing door of his vehicle, and entered the cockpit. With MacReady manually switching on the various buttons and equipment, the craft started to hover as it slowly departed, away from the helipad of the Police Outpost 31.
“Fackin’ ‘ell, mate. Its like a cunt can’t even breathe in here.” “Shaddup, outback. You’re not the only who's in a tight squeeze.”
It is night. The hovercar speeds through the designated skyline, obeying the lights demarcating the imaginary roads of the airways, as it makes its way through the arcology.
~
Although they appear as huge buildings on the outside, the interior of the arcology, especially in its residential areas, were reminiscent of the sidewalks, streets and apartments of a city like Manhattan at the turn of the millennium. As the hovercar landed upon a road within the greater atriums of the arcology, a homeless man with dreadlocks sat beside the sidewalk. A young foal is busy dancing like a robot, while singing an ancient tune.
Bad fwuffs Whatcha want, watcha want Whatcha gonna do When shewiff Jon Bwown come for Fwuff Teww Fwuff Whatcha wanna do, whatcha gonna dooo Yeaheah Bad fwuffs, bad fwuffs Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do When dey come for fwuff
~
The trio had split up. Detective MacReady was busy interviewing locals who lived in the nearby apartments. Two of the dogs remained in the vehicle. Buddy, Outback, and the dog Huey were walking down the alleyway, through the tunnels that connected to the vents and pipes. While the residential area was populated, the alleyway was a gateway to the dilapidated warehouse areas of the arcology, which had been abandoned not too long ago.
As the trio kept walking, and when they were well away from a camera, or human ear, Outback voiced a concern.
“You trust the humans too much, Buddy.” “What do you mean?” “Don’t get me wrong. Humans can be likeable, and my team are a bunch of adorable cunts, but there’s a lot about humans that’s downright facked in the head.” “Why are you being such a cynic now, Outback?” “Think about it, mate. We’re supposed to looking for a room with an altar aroun’ ‘ere. And a girl was missing. Yeah, that bit about them blokes saying this area was clear and no cultists? They’re telling porkies.” “Well, the cult did clear out, and you took down the remaining two members.” “My point is, we were assigned to find a missing individual in a place that was previously considered a ground for their cult.” “You speak like as if they will come back. Lighting does not strike the same area twice” “I hate it to break to ya mate, but this ain’t lightning. I’m sure the fuckers are around here. Even with the cameras and the coppers around, they’re bound to be around ‘ere, somewhere.”
Sensing a truth to Outback’s works, Buddy realized that there was a lead they both could follow. “Well, if the humans are lying, the fluffies don’t. Usually. The last time I was here, the ferals were starting to join the cult. If the humans are hiding something, maybe the ferals would know better.” “Yeah? And how do ya propose we go ‘bout gettin’ that intel?”
As Outback said this, Buddy noticed the graffiti on the wall. In a style evocative of a child using crayons, Buddy recognized the image of the Jellenheimer that he saw before, and of a man holding a tray. “I’ve been here before. There should be a friendly contact around here.” And true enough, the cardboard box was still there. Walking up to it, Buddy switched his mind to the tune of Fluffspeak, and initiated contact.
“Huwwo fwen? Fwen fwuffy hewe.” Buddy taps the box. No answer. “Fwen?” Buddy decides to peek inside the cardboard box.
The fluffy he met last time, who provided him with the info he needed, was dead. A large slash encircled its neck. The wound was fresh. But its eyes were black, indicating the consumption of Jellenheimer blood. And beside the corpse of the fluffy, Buddy could vaguely make out the letters, written in thick blood, “HEWP”
“Oh fuck.”
Just as Buddy said that, Huey started to bark. Huey’s bark echoed throughout the surroundings, as Buddy saw a young girl. She had black hair, her face dirty with grime, and a little blood. She was wearing a plain white dress, stained with dirt, and she was barefooted. It was the missing person.
As Huey kept barking, Buddy twitched his face. Using his face muscles to activate the non-invasive communication device attached this ear, he made a call to MacReady. “This is Buddy. Outback and I have found 317. Requesting immediate extraction-“
“She’s gone.”
As Outback said that, Buddy looked again. True enough, the girl was gone. In her place, a herd of feral fluffies could be seen. All of them sporting various colours. All of them consisting of the different types – unicorn, earth and Pegasus. A multitude of breeds, such as the Carpdime, Gowdie, McGonagall, Mutagen and Fwuffee breeds.
And all of them had the black eyes.
“JOIN DA JEWWY HURD JOIN DA JEWWY HURD”
~
BANG!
As the gunshot reverberated across the empty spaces, the ferals began to disperse. Buddy and Outback spun around to see the figure of MacReady, who fired the shot. Dewey and Louie were tagging along, ready to pounce in case any of the ferals get the wrong idea.
“So where’s the girl?” asked MacReady “No idea Mac. One minute we saw her, and next, those ferals turned up.” “She must be nearby.” “Any leads, mate?” “I got nothing. All the locals don’t want to talk. And seems the fluffy locals aren’t too friendly.” “You tell me. The fluffy who gave me the intel last time is dead.”
Outback looks left and right. He is unshaken, but gravely concerned, “Did you see the eyes on those facking things? They took the damn blood.” “Yeah that’s the least of our problems, Aussie. You said you saw the girl. Where was she?” Buddy raised his hoof towards the direction of where the feral assembly was. “She was there one moment, and then she was gone. And then the ferals turned up.” “Yeah, Buddy here ain’t telling porkies. I also saw her.” MacReady pauses for a moment to assess the situation. Outback and Buddy are a feeling a little tense, as Buddy asks the real question. “So what do we do now?” “I tried radio-ing for help, but no one’s responding.”
Fack, I knew it, muttered Outback to himself. This whole thing was a setup. But as he thought this, another question darted his mind. Why? “MacReady, what do we do? Do we just go after the girl, or wait?” Before MacReady could answer the question, more figures came out of the shadows.
Macready recognized the first man as the first local he interviewed: the kind old man who ran the local shop for ages. The second figure was an old lady, a grandmother and a retired factory worker. The third was a young teenage girl. As the figures appeared, any identity that MacReady had recognized in them, any semblance of humanity, was gone. All of them were wielding a makeshift weapon. The shop owner held a wooden stick, which he had sharpened at an end to create a stake. The grandmother was carrying a golf club. The teenager was carrying a pipe. The others had all sorts of basic weaponry. Kitchen knives. Scissors. One man was even carrying a machete.
And they all had the black eyes.
“Ah shit.”
As MacReady said this, he fired the first warning shot. The horde did not flinch. The dogs were starting to bark. Buddy was feeling trepidated. He had heard about the effects of Blood Jelly on its addicts, but this is the first time he saw anything like an induced riot. Or were all these people in the residential area of the arcology secret cult members? Too many questions. Too little time.
Outback took one good look at the crowd. He then cracked his neck, as he sighed.
“Eh, fack dis.”
Without any hesitation, Outback charged straight into the crowd. Within a minute, he managed to mow down three of the more able-bodied members of the mob, while avoiding the elderly. Seeing this as opportunity for action, MacReady brought the back of his gun to his mouth.
“Stun Mode.” “STUN MODE.” As his gun recalibrated itself to become a taser, MacReady started firing his weapon at the elderly and the young. He had gone for the lowest setting, to ensure that the incapacitated individuals suffered no more then a shock. He only had limited rounds, so he had to be careful. He had a baton ready, but, as far as he was concerned, his main focus was to stay alive without killing anyone.
Buddy, too, was prepared for this situation, as he gave the order. “Sic’ ‘em!” Huey, Dewey and Louie rushed into the crowd, as Buddy gave the targets. “Huey, grab that stake! Dewey, bite at her leg! Louie, subdue!”
As the detective, the two fluffies and three dogs did their work, the horde kept going. Outback reckoned that they had woken up the neighbourhood. As the action was going on, Huey caught a glimpse of the figure of the girl in white that he saw earlier. He started to bark. “ARF! ARF! ARF!”
He then gave chase, much to the surprise of the other police personnel. “Huey!” cried Buddy, as he went after his good boy.
“Buddy! Get back here! It's too dangerous!”
Buddy could not hear them. As Huey chased after the girl, who was now running from him, Buddy was chasing after his good boy. The only thing on his mind was rescuing that missing girl, and getting her away from the madness. As Macready, Outback and the two dogs kept working, Buddy and Huey disappeared into the darkness.
~
Buddy had no idea how long he had been running, but his stamina began to wear thin. Huey dove right into an open grate, and Buddy followed suit. Try as he might, he could not keep up with the canine. However, despite his desire to call it back or slow down, Buddy knew that Huey had the girl’s interest at heart. Crawling through the vents and tight corners, Buddy finally found that Huey had stopped, and was now barking incessantly. Buddy took a good look at the surroundings he was now in. It was an enclosed space, a room that may have been a janitor or washroom at some point. Whatever purpose it had in a past life was now forgotten, as its walls were now covered in murals of stained glass. A red light hung over the ceiling, and the light outside illuminated scenes of carnage against fluffykind, ranging from mutilation, to the decimation of ferals, to the stomping of foals. All in tinkling glass fogged with a bloody mist. And at the centre of the room was a make-shift altar, with remnants of blood near it. Atop of the altar was the golden figure of the Jellenheimer.
Figures, muttered Buddy.
Huey kept barking. As Buddy turned his eyes, he saw the missing girl, huddled underneath a table. Her hands were bloody. Her arms were bloody. She was shaking vigorously and uncontrollably, perhaps frightened by Huey’s barks. “Easy there, we’re here to help you!”
The girl took one good look at Buddy. She used her right hand to cover her eyes, as she tried her very best not to look in that direction. Huey's barking halted. Huey then started to froth at the mouth, and collapse. “Huey!!”
As Buddy shook his good boy, he then saw it.
It had the body similar to that of a fluffy. But its eyes were black. A smooth body, like jelly. And a permanent, unfaltering grin. As Buddy retreated from the Jellnehimer, another popped up from behind the altar. Another from near the girl. Buddy couldn’t count how many there were. All he knew was that they had their eyes trained on him. And one Jellenhimer, the ring leader, went ahead of the others. As he kept staring at Buddy, Buddy was not sure how to react.
~
Buddy was then overwhelmed by a sea of visions, as the lead Jellenheimer kept staring at him. Images and memories of torture flooded his mind, and he felt every wound and every atrocity committed against the fluffies he saw. Mares amputated and detongued, and forced into pods to birth foals. Foals that were placed haphazardly into cans, to be sold to the public. Foals that got tortured by some, or crushed while still in the can, or left neglected, never knowing a good life. He saw pogroms of fluffies throughout the century, of people wielding bats, clubs, and sharpened sticks, stabbing killing, beheading, mutilating, massacring, defiling. He brought his hooves to his head,but the images and sensations invaded him. The lead jellenheimer and its pack focused their psychic attack on Buddy.
However, through the encroaching insanity, Buddy saw her.
A tall, cream-colored alicorn. Her wings were fully formed, longer than any Pegasus he had seen. Her horn was sturdy, piercing the through the darkness of the madness he was bearing witness to. The alicorn was standing on a field of green, with the wind blowing through her mane. As Buddy focused on her, the Alicorn turned to glance at Buddy. She then said the line.
“Follow me.”
Her wings flapped, and she took off, and flew into the sky.
“Follow me.”
Buddy was initially reeling on the floor. But he got up on his legs. The Jellenheimers kept up their attack, but Buddy trained on that image he saw, of the alicorn, while repeating the mantra. “Follow me.”
Opening his mouth and bearing his teeth, he jumped straight for the lead Jellenheimer.
“SCREEEEEEEEEEE!”
As the Jellenheimer made an unearthly scream, a nightmarish form of the Fluffy cry for help, Buddy kept his eyes open. He could feel the crushing of bone as his teeth dug into the soft, jellylike flesh. As he bit down hard, he could feel the visions suddenly changing to a great white flash in his mind.
‘SCREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!”
The Jellenheimers that besieged Buddy reeled from the communal pain from the loss of their leader, and immediately retreated, crawling into the various holes.
~
“One! Two! Three!”
Outback bashed down the door upon Macready’s order. They bore witness to the altar room. “Welp, guess that solves the mystery of the missing cult room.”
Both Outback and MacReady saw the body of Buddy on the floor. Huey, who had now recovered, was licking his own wounds.
“Buddy! BUDDY!!” Buddy could not hear them. He kept repeating “Nu huwt good fwuff. My name is Buddy. Buddy am good fwuff. I am a policefluffy”, repeating between the two languages.
~
It was a forever for Buddy as the images were blurry to him. Shifting through the dreamscape, and while battling the pain, he kept seeing glimpses of reality intermingling with the dream he was desperately trying to wake from. He had seen the alicorn numerous times, but at one point, the alicorn started to sing a song from his memory.
"Mummah wuvs her babbeh, Babbeh wuv his mummah, Babbeh dwink miwkies, Gwow up big an stwong”
The alicorn had morphed into a vision of his Yehdoo mother. Crying over him, kissing him, and giving him huggies. Even though he was hooked up to the medical equipment, Buddy knew she had to be there for him. But even his mother could only appear so many times in the visions. As the dreams alternated between the comforts of home, and the hell of what the Jellenheimers had put him through, he saw the alicorn again. This time growing younger, and until it had the appearance of an adolescent foal. This alicorn foal then sang another song.
“Somewhere ower da wainbow Way up high And da dweams that fwuffs dweam of Wunce in a wuwwaby”
Buddy could make out the foal to be Princess, at his side. Her tender hoof touching his head. Princess had always been there for him and guided him through the office as he got to know the people working there. Over time, the visions simplified, and became definite. Time started to make sense. And, soon, the figure of the fatherly Outback was by his side.
“Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda You'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me He sang as he watched and waited 'til his billy boiled, you'll come a-Waltzing Matilda, with me”
As Outback hummed the song of his kind, Buddy said the first words he could mutter in over a week.
“You missed some of the notes.”
Outback turned to his partner. He was a little miffed, and then, glad. “Fackin ‘ell. Ya alright, ya cunt.” Buddy smiled, then winced. The pain from the encounter still wracked his body.
“Easy there, mate. Jellenheimers are the facken devil’ “Yeah tell me about it. I feel like I spent a few seconds in Hell. But then I saw that alicorn, and I managed to get out of it.” “An alicorn, eh?” “You didn’t see one?" “Nah mate.” “Guess its different. How are the others?” “Carlos has been too busy with immigration, but he made a gift for you. Princess and I have been by your side everyday, along with your parents.” “That’s good to hear.”
Outback then got a serious, as he looked at Buddy in the eye. “I know you meant well, mate, but don’t try to be too much of a hero next time. You should have waited for us.” "I know Outback, but I wanted to save that girl. And Huey was too far ahead of me." "Not really an excuse, ya fuckwit. You coulda been killed. I'm even facking surprised you're still alive." "Yeah. I guess I am fucking lucky."
For a while, there was an uneasy silence in the room.
"What did Carlos get for me?" "A bunch of things. You'll see when you're out of the hospital." "Is one of them spaghetti?" "Yeah, one of them is spaghetti."
~
Jenny was angry.
As she stormed into the office at the Hasbio Headquarters, she made her way to the office of the man she met about a month ago. The executive was in the middle of a meeting in his office, when Jenny stormed him.
“Leave us.”
With his command, the other staff cleared until only Jenny and the exec remained in the room.
“You son of a bitch!”
In her police uniform, Jenny maintained a resolute defiance before her superior.
“What's the matter?” “You risked the lives of one of my wards, you fuck!” “But Buddy is not really under you, Princess is.” “Just because I don’t spend everyday of my life with Buddy doesn’t mean I’m not worried about him! Don’t forget, I was the one who selected him for the programme, and had monitored his process since birth!”
“Ah yes, Buddy.”
While remaining seated at his computer, the executive took a good look at the hybrid fluffy that was Buddy.
“Before that day, in that unit, only Outback survived the encounter with the Jellenheimer, owing to his mental strength. But now Buddy has survived it as well, which must mean the same. It was a difficult process, and the wounds will still be there. But Buddy is no longer just a product now.
He is an asset.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xx0blzRFQRs
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2020.09.10 22:09 assjjfdjns The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed of spaniel classed in the toy group of The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club, that originated in the United Kingdom. They are about 45 cm and they live from 9 to 13 years.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed of spaniel classed in the toy group of The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club, that originated in the United Kingdom. They are about 45 cm and they live from 9 to 13 years. submitted by assjjfdjns to u/assjjfdjns [link] [comments]


2020.08.30 04:30 ChumsKnifeblade Selling Various items from Storage - Bronx NY

Everything here is in my storage unit, Need to make space and get rid of stuff i'm not using anymore. Everything here works and will be clean before getting sold if dirty. If any questions please reply or message me!
https://imgur.com/a/GC9DZ

Roku 4k - $50
Xbox one - $60
Headboard - $150 https://www.onewayfurniture.com/right2home-ds-8624-250.html
Sony wh-1000xm2 - $80
Acer X233H bid 23-Inch LCD Monitor - $70
STANLEY FATMAX J7CS Portable Power Station Jump Starter: 700 Peak/350 Instant Amps, 120 PSI Air Compressor, 3.1A USB Ports, Battery Clamps - $40
Spalding "Executive" Left handed golf clubs (sizes - Putter,1 3,4,5,6,7,8,9) - $100 obo
Petnet SmartFeeder, Automatic Pet Feeder for Cats and Dogs, Compatible with Alexa - $150 obo
Richell Pet Training Kennel - $100 obo
George foreman grill - $30
Sony Bravia Theater DAV-HDX265 - $25
Sony Dvd player - $10
Brother MFC-J480DW - $80
Office chair - $30 obo
Keurig K-Cafe Coffee Maker -$100
Dog bed - $40
Small pet carrier - $10
10 gallon fish tank - $15
20 gallon fish tank - $40
Huawei Smartwatch - $40
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2020.07.31 11:27 mnsaziz The Difference Between AKC and ACA Dogs.

American dog registries are known around the world for their services. These are the American Canine Association (ACA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC). The American Kennel Club is the oldest dog registry of the United States, having a history of many years. And the American Canine Association founded over thirty years ago. But when we have a look at the quality and number of services, the American Canine Association seems to be far more beneficial than its other competitor. Although in the past, there was a very high competition between the two registries, with the gradual advancement and improvements in the services of dog breeding, ACA has left other registries far behind in popularity among the dog breeders.
AKC and ACA both have competition dog shows, but AKC does have a higher number of the dog show. After deep research of the services provided by both companies, it is observed that the ACA is geared more towards the veterinary health tracking side of the dog. ACA hosts the world’s largest genetic health tracking database on dogs. ACA was founded in 1984 by breeders and veterinarians who desired a much higher and comprehensive level of tracking the genetic health of the puppies the show breeders were breeding. ACA tracks the genetic health through the lifetime of the dogs and reports both positive and negative genetic health-related issues back to the breeder fo the dogs.
Prior to the early 1990s, professional breeders were registering their dogs with AKC for the showing their dogs in conformation dog shows and also with ACA for the veterinary health tracking. Then in 1991, professional dog breeders lobbied ACA to begin sanctioning dog shows. ACA then stepped ahead of AKC by recognizing the legitimately earning conformation and working titles of dogs imported into the United States by professional and hobby breeders.
The registration fee for a dog in the ACA registry is only $19, and a certificate of height 11 inches and 8.5 inches printed on a certificate paper of standard quality with a gold seal is given to each customer. AKC’s dog registration fee is $37.99, and the registration certificated is i/3 the size of the ACA registration certificate. ACA does not charge any penalty fees for late registrations. AKC charges up to $65.00 in late penalty fees. To see all of AKC’s fees and penalty fees go to https://www.akc.org/registeinformation/fee-schedule/
ACA will register an AKC registered dog with ACA with proof of AKC Certificate Registration. AKC will register an ACA registered dog with AKC with proof of ACA Certificate Registration and pedigree leading back to AKC linage. The international dog registry Fédération CynologiqueInternationale FCI accepts both ACA and AKC with proof of registration and an officially certified pedigree for ACA or AKC.
There is also a unique feature of the ACA registry that makes it distinct from others, and that is the free lost and found tags. These tags are characterized by having a seal on one side of the tag. And on the other side of the tag, ‘I am lost. Please call’ is printed. For this purpose, a toll-free 1-800 number and a unique ID number is allocated for each dog after registration. The toll-free number is active 24/7 to make the reunion of a lost dog and ACA owner possible. The interesting fact is that there are no extra charges for this lost and found tags service.
American Canine Association is among a few of the largest dog registries in the USA. American Canine Association was founded in 1984. Since its formation, the ACA has made so much development in the field of dogs breeding that it has now become the United States’ most popular dog registry. The level of its quality services can be guessed with the fact that it is the world’s only registry offering health tracking for dogs. AKC was founded by a number of different dog breeding clubs belonging to different nationalities. That was the reason that it could not succeed in providing the Americans with the best level services because of their founders belonging to different nationalities. Although the American Canine Association has crossed the AKC in providing quality services in reasonable fees, the only prominent distinction of the AKC is that it holds many dog competitions and events. But looking at the actual facts, it can be seen that holding more competition and events has nothing to do with providing better and good-level services to the customers and breeders.
Although the AKC is the oldest dog registry in the USA, its influence has been lessened by the ACA, which has become the most influential dog registry during the past few decades. ACA offers breeders the tools they need to be the very best breeders at https://www.starbreeder.org and https://www.mykennel.org free of charge.
ACA acquired MARRS Microchip Corp. and lifetime lost and found service microchip registration is included free of charge with all ACA and ICA registered dogs. The AKC’s microchip division for lost and found protection is known as AKC Reunite. The total charges for the registration of a purebred dog with a lifetime AKC Reunite lost and found coverage is $54.95.
Looking at the above comparison and discussion, it can be stated that ACA, although set up far later than the AKC has more benefits and offer quality services to the customers. Also, the ACA offers services at lesser costs than AKC. Although the AKC was once a top-level dog registry in the USA, it has failed in providing the services according to the modern needs and demands. ACA, on the other hand, is continuously providing customers and breeders with high-quality services that are being improved day by day.
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2020.07.07 13:57 sifatullahq1 The Difference Between AKC and ACA Dogs.

American dog registries are known around the world for their services. These are the American Canine Association (ACA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC). The American Kennel Club is the oldest dog registry of the United States, having a history of many years. And the American Canine Association founded over thirty years ago. But when we have a look at the quality and number of services, the American Canine Association seems to be far more beneficial than its other competitor. Although in the past, there was a very high competition between the two registries, with the gradual advancement and improvements in the services of dog breeding, ACA has left other registries far behind in popularity among the dog breeders.
AKC and ACA both have competition dog shows, but AKC does have a higher number of the dog show. After deep research of the services provided by both companies, it is observed that the ACA is geared more towards the veterinary health tracking side of the dog. ACA hosts the world’s largest genetic health tracking database on dogs. ACA was founded in 1984 by breeders and veterinarians who desired a much higher and comprehensive level of tracking the genetic health of the puppies the show breeders were breeding. ACA tracks the genetic health through the lifetime of the dogs and reports both positive and negative genetic health-related issues back to the breeder fo the dogs.
Prior to the early 1990s, professional breeders were registering their dogs with AKC for the showing their dogs in conformation dog shows and also with ACA for the veterinary health tracking. Then in 1991, professional dog breeders lobbied ACA to begin sanctioning dog shows. ACA then stepped ahead of AKC by recognizing the legitimately earning conformation and working titles of dogs imported into the United States by professional and hobby breeders.
The registration fee for a dog in the ACA registry is only $19, and a certificate of height 11 inches and 8.5 inches printed on a certificate paper of standard quality with a gold seal is given to each customer. AKC’s dog registration fee is $37.99, and the registration certificated is i/3 the size of the ACA registration certificate. ACA does not charge any penalty fees for late registrations. AKC charges up to $65.00 in late penalty fees. To see all of AKC’s fees and penalty fees go to https://www.akc.org/registeinformation/fee-schedule/
ACA will register an AKC registered dog with ACA with proof of AKC Certificate Registration. AKC will register an ACA registered dog with AKC with proof of ACA Certificate Registration and pedigree leading back to AKC linage. The international dog registry Fédération Cynologique Internationale FCIaccepts both ACA and AKC with proof of registration and an officially certified pedigree for ACA or AKC.
There is also a unique feature of the ACA registry that makes it distinct from others, and that is the free lost and found tags. These tags are characterized by having a seal on one side of the tag. And on the other side of the tag, ‘I am lost. Please call’ is printed. For this purpose, a toll-free 1-800 number and a unique ID number is allocated for each dog after registration. The toll-free number is active 24/7 to make the reunion of a lost dog and ACA owner possible. The interesting fact is that there are no extra charges for this lost and found tags service.
.American Canine Association is among a few of the largest dog registries in the USA. American Canine Association was founded in 1984. Since its formation, the ACA has made so much development in the field of dogs breeding that it has now become the United States’ most popular dog registry. The level of its quality services can be guessed with the fact that it is the world’s only registry offering health tracking for dogs. AKC was founded by a number of different dog breeding clubs belonging to different nationalities. That was the reason that it could not succeed in providing the Americans with the best level services because of their founders belonging to different nationalities. Although the American Canine Association has crossed the AKC in providing quality services in reasonable fees, the only prominent distinction of the AKC is that it holds many dog competitions and events. But looking at the actual facts, it can be seen that holding more competition and events has nothing to do with providing better and good-level services to the customers and breeders.
Although the AKC is the oldest dog registry in the USA, its influence has been lessened by the ACA, which has become the most influential dog registry during the past few decades. ACA offers breeders the tools they need to be the very best breeders at https://www.starbreeder.org and https://www.mykennel.org free of charge.
ACA acquired MARRS Microchip Corp. and lifetime lost, and found service microchip registration is included free of charge with all ACA and ICA registered dogs. The AKC’s microchip division for lost and found protection is known as AKC Reunite. The total charges for the registration of a purebred dog with a lifetime AKC Reunite lost and found coverage is $54.95.
Looking at the above comparison and discussion, it can be stated that ACA, although set up far later than the AKC has more benefits and offer quality services to the customers. Also, the ACA offers services at lesser costs than AKC. Although the AKC was once a top-level dog registry in the USA, it has failed in providing the services according to the modern needs and demands. ACA, on the other hand, is continuously providing customers and breeders with high-quality services that are being improved day by day.
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2020.07.05 00:32 jerjerjerjerjer [DISCUSSION] How to identify straight up puppy scams

Hello!
I know the majority of regular users and lurkers of dogs are professionals at this point of identifying and finding reputable breeders, so none of this will be new information for y’all. This is mainly for the casual/intermittent dogs visitors and newbies to the dog universe.
In the time of covid, I have seen an insane increase in the amount of puppy scammers, and I want to bring up how the layperson can identify a scam like this. I’m not talking about identifying a backyard breeder, or a puppy mill, though those things are incredibly important to avoid as well. I am talking about flashy, fancy websites that take your money and never send you a dog at all, and oftentimes ask you to send more money after they can’t get the fake puppy to you.
Let’s start by linking a few websites I’ve come across recently, so you guys can see what I’m talking about. I see this a lot in popular breeds, especially my breed, pembroke welsh corgis, so most of the links will be for them. However, you should be on the lookout regardless of what breed you’re looking into.
http://www.qualitycorgipupshome.com/available-puppies
https://ultimatecorgipuppies.com/
https://heavensgoldenretrieverpuppies.com/available-puppies/
https://corgifarm.com/
https://healthysamoyedpuppies.com/
https://fortunegoodgreatdanepuppies.com/available-puppies.html
There, six should be enough to get my point across. Take a glance through the websites, and you’ll see some common threads.
And that’s without even looking at the puppy photos themselves. In the photos you will see:
I'm sure I've forgotten other common scam red flags, so feel free to remind me of them in the comments.
So just… be smart. Think critically. Look for an actual reputable breeder, through your national or local breed club for that breed. Ask dogs if you’re not sure a breeder is reputable.
And don’t send money to scammers.
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2020.06.22 22:02 borderaussiecomet Why Dogs Belong Off Leash

Link: https://www.outsideonline.com/2082546/why-dogs-belong-leash-outdoors
Text:
"Addressing Objections
People seem to have three major reasons for getting upset that Wiley is running free: dogs poop, dogs chase wild animals, and dogs are scary. Let’s look at each and see if they really are issues.
Poop: Everyone poops. Especially dogs. I’m intimately familiar with that fact, not just because I also poop (often outside), but also because I’ve handled virtually every piece of poop that’s ever emerged from my dog’s butt. I use a little plastic baggy to pick up the poop, carry it to a trash can, and throw it away. I know not every dog owner picks up their dog’s poop in public places, or in the outdoors, but that has nothing to do with leashes. We’ll discuss the responsibility inherent with dog ownership a little later. Poop.
Chasing Wild Animals: Yes, dogs do this. If it has fur or feathers, Wiley has run after it. And that’s a good thing, for reasons I’m about to explain. The only things he’s ever actually caught are coyotes and a bear. Let me tell you about that bear, and I think you’ll begin to understand my argument.
Late one night, after nearly getting shot in a road rage incident (the dogs scared off the aggressor), my friend Ty and I pulled into a remote campground way down a dirt road on California’s Lost Coast. It was pouring rain, and we’d just driven for like 14 hours, so instead of hopping right out of the car when we got there, we kicked the dogs out, cracked a couple beers, and decompressed for a few minutes. Pretty much right away, the dogs got into some sort of animal. Wiley and Sansho, Ty’s Karelian bear dog, are tough guys, and you can hear when a dog is winning or losing a fight, so we just left them to it. Odds were it was a skunk, possum, or coyote, or something they’d either dispense with quickly or learn a lesson from. Ten minutes later, as we were on beers number two, it became apparent that whatever the dogs were fighting wasn’t small. We got out of the car. Ty grabbed a stick, and I grabbed a flashlight. He started beating the bush that was shaking, and a big ol’ black bear jumped out, nearly knocked Ty over, and ran off.
That bear had just been tossing the campground for trash. If we didn’t have the dogs with us, we likely wouldn’t have known the bear was there until we’d gone to bed and it came to raid our site. I haven’t had to worry about bears on a camping trip since I adopted Wiley.
You see, by harassing wildlife, dogs actually serve an important function in safeguarding it. Take that bear, for instance. If it was regularly raiding that campground for food, it was already in conflict with humans. That could mean wildlife managers would need to tranquilize the bear and move it to a different area, or, in an extreme case, even kill it. But thanks to that one interaction with our dogs, the bear is now a little more wary of that location. I’m not saying that one interaction fixed the bear’s problem, but that the regular presence of other off-leash dogs like ours would either prevent or possibly even cure behavior that had been habituated by irresponsible human campers.
Yes, this is backed up by research, which I’ll get to, and it is applicable to other, less frightening species. It’s also how states like Washington that have large bear populations living near people help train bears to fear humans. A wild animal that fears humans is going to be a more successful wild animal. Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) helps instill that fear in cougars, moose, and bears by harassing them (yes, “harassing” is the technical term) with Karelian bear dogs. And it’s a successful program: 96 percent of the problem bears that were harassed by Karelian bear dogs and released into the wild never again have a human conflict.
Can the same argument be applied to herbivores? WDFW also uses Karelians to harass bighorn sheep away from roadways, training the sheep to stay out of the way of motorists. Back east, whitetail deer represent too large a risk to drivers to be addressed by dogs alone, but I’m sure you can see the upside of having this species stay as wary as possible of humans and their roadways, homes, and gardens.
Does harassment by dogs negatively effect animals? A study in Canadafound that instilling a fear of predators, which we humans have largely removed from the natural environment, can be “critically important” to restoring natural order to the food chain. It alters the behavior of every animal beneath that predator. We know that the impacts of even a relatively small number of apex predators can have a cascading effect across the entire ecosystem. That’s why wolves change the course of rivers. Should we think any differently about the effects dogs have just because they also like snuggles? They are, after all, the same species as wolves.
Dogs Are Scary: Let’s get this straight from the beginning. Off-leash dogs do not represent a statistically significant threat to you outdoors. In fact, 75 percent of dog bites occur on the victim’s own property, and the vast majority of victims know the dog that bites them. You are more at risk of a dog bite at home than you are hanging out in the woods. Dogs are also less likely to be aggressive off-leash than they are on one. (I’m getting to that.)
I understand that phobias are a thing and some people have had negative experiences with dogs, which leads to fears. But an under-control off-leash dog is no more likely to cause you harm than a leashed dog. And I’d also argue that addressing your fears, rather than succumbing to them, is the healthier approach. There are nearly 70 million dogs in the United States. You will encounter them regularly.
Dogs have been our companions for something approaching 20,000 years. They helped us conquer the planet and build modern civilization. They evolved specifically to become our friends and live in symbioses with homo sapiens. That’s you, even if you think they’re scary.

The Model for Canine Good Citizenship

Does there exist, anywhere within a similar society, a model that demonstrates the positive benefits of dogs going off-leash? I’ve never been there, but my editors suggested that the Boulder, Colorado–based Voice and Sight program, which grants dog owners an off-leash license if they and their dogs demonstrate a certain level of competence and good behavior. There is a similar program in Rockville, Maryland.
Both programs require owners and dogs to demonstrate basic command and obedience abilities, like recall, sitting, and staying, and doing all that in the presence of distractions. It’s pretty basic, and it’s stuff that Wiley and I, and probably any other half-competent dog owner and dog, could easily pass. The American Kennel Club has a much more advanced Companion Dog, Experienced certification. It seems like common sense that you and your dog should be capable of this level of control and obedience if you’re going to let him off-leash anywhere.
Is an off-leash dog, in fact, a better-behaved dog than a leashed one? Well, I grew up in England, where the approach to dogs is exactly the opposite of what it is in the United States. There, dogs are allowed off-leash anywhere that doesn’t expressly require leashes. And those places are pretty rare. In the United States, where dogs are mostly required to be on-leash except in areas that expressly permit otherwise, there are about 800,000 dog bites each year that require medical attention. In the UK? That number has reached an all-time high of 7,227, nearly double what it was a decade ago. But with a population of 8.5 million dogs, the percentage of dogs that bite humans is far lower, at just .085 percent. In the United States, with leashes being standard, it’s 1.142 percent.
Also, note how low those numbers are in general. You are more likely to be the victim of a violent crime perpetrated by a fellow human than you are to need medical attention following a dog bite.

The Numbers

In the run-up to Boulder’s Voice and Sight program, animal behavior scientist Marc Bekoff studied the behavior of dogs in the area. His two papers on the subject are probably the most thorough studies ever conducted on the impact of dogs on their environment.
The studies’ conclusions? “Behavioral data showed that off-leash dogs generally did not travel far off-trail, that when they did it was for short periods of time, and that they rarely were observed to chase other dogs, disturb people, chase wildlife, destroy vegetation, or enter bodies of water … people are more disruptive to the environment than dogs … the well-being and interests of dogs should not be summarily and dismissively be compromised when dogs and people attempt to share limited space.”
“It’s people, not dogs, who are the problem,” Bekoff told me over the phone. His study backs up that conclusion. Even in surveys administered to non-dog owners, the general opinion overwhelmingly indicated that it was people, not dogs, destroying vegetation, littering, disrupting bodies of water, and causing problems with wildlife.
Following his 1995–96 study, “Interactions Among Dogs, People, and the Environment in Boulder, Colorado: A Case Study,” Bekoff delved into the issue of dogs’ impact on prairie dogs in the area. At the time, dog harassment of prairie dogs was a local controversy. “We found that dogs clearly influenced the behavior of prairie dogs,” the study concludes. “However, no prairie dogs were found to be caught or killed by any dog during the course of the study.” That was while 12 researchers spent three months studying the issue. While prairie dogs were obviously observed to become more wary of dogs, no negative impacts of that wariness could be determined.
“Many more people reported seeing other people disturb wildlife (92.2%) … significantly more often than dogs (49.7%),” Bekoff’s paper states. In fact, his research indicates that only a small proportion of those people recreating outdoors in Boulder perceive dogs as an issue at all. Of non-dog owners, 10.6 percent felt that “there were too many dogs,” compared to 2.9 percent of dog owners in the study who expressed the same sentiment.
There is no statistical correlation between the presence of dogs and degradation of the ecosystem Bekoff studied. At least not one that is grossly outweighed by the impact of humans.

Why Off-Leash?

Talking through all of this with Bekoff, I asked if there was any overriding argument or compelling, simply communicated reason as to why dogs should be off-leash. Or why they prefer to be. “You have to remember that science didn’t consider dogs a serious subject for research until very recently,” he told me. “I’m not sure there’s anything numerical, but the anecdotal evidence is overwhelming. Refer to every study printed saying dogs improve human emotion. We benefit from having them around, and a happier dog means a happier owner.”
Bekoff had much the same answer when asked if dogs got along with each other better when off-leash. The answer is so obvious that it’s just never been studied. On a leash, dogs are restricted to a small area surrounding their handler, which the dog’s nature dictates it must protect. If another dog enters that space, it’s a threat. Off-leash, dogs are free to encounter each other and interact in neutral areas. Anecdotally, every dog I’ve ever seen has been friendlier off-leash. Any other dog owner or dog lover will tell you the same thing.
“All observers noted that dogs off-leash were friendlier than dogs on-leash, although no data were collected on this aspect of behavior,” states one of Bekoff’s studies.
Off-leash, in the outdoors, Wiley is able to satisfy his curiosity, make new friends, explore his surroundings, and just generally be himself. He’s free to spend as much time as he wants sniffing a butt or peeing on bushes. On-leash, he has to keep pace with me, which naturally limits a creature that is faster, more agile, and has more endurance than any human ever could.
Can you quantify the benefits of freedom? Can you apply statistics to free will? Can you measure the power of going outdoors? I think dogs would feel the same way about being able to run around and smell stuff that we would about being able to go for a hike. And, man, going for a hike with an off-leash dog is just great.
Wiley and I are a team. There is no situation that his presence does not enhance. Beach camping in Baja? If someone approaches my camp in the middle of the night, I’ll know about their presence before they know about mine. Bear canister? I guess the rules say I still have to carry one, so I do, but with a power of smell seven times better than a dog’s, no bear is coming anywhere close to somewhere they can smell Wiley. Burros eating your tortilla chips in Death Valley? Not anymore. On backpacking trips, Wiley will hang back with the slowpokes and sniff out the turns I’ve taken, miles ahead, keeping everyone on track.
My dog and I have a deep connection that’s rooted in doing stuff together outdoors. I can rely on him, and he can rely on me. We’re stronger, safer, and happier together. And I can enjoy the outdoors more significantly as a result. In fact, with a dog, I’m compelled to.
None of that would be nearly as powerful if I had to drag Wiley around on the end of a six-foot rope. A big factor is our mutual trust, as demonstrated by me allowing him to make his own decisions, off-leash. It makes him more confident and satisfied and gives him his own burden of responsibility. Would running after that thing make Dad happy? In Wiley’s mind, if it won’t, he won’t do it. But I do enjoy watching him chase stuff.

Responsible Dog Ownership

“I am a huge believer in enforcement,” says Bekoff, arguing that the best way to retain the privilege to walk your dog off-leash in a place like Boulder is to obey the rules—and have a reason to do so. “You need both the carrot and the stick to alter human behavior,” he continues. Having your dog off-leash means you need to be responsible.
There absolutely are places that dogs should not be off-leash, of course. And there are places dogs should not be at all. But there are also areas where human children should not be permitted to wander unsupervised and areas where humans should not tread at all. But just like laws that govern people are written to respect the decision-making powers of reasonable men, laws that govern dogs should also allow for the reasonable man.
I’m not about to let Wiley run amok in a sensitive bird nesting site or let him loose on a beach full of elephant seals. In fact, please give me a sign warning of those things. But on a backpacking trip, while camping, or just spending time in the mountains, I do want him to be off-leash. He’s happier that way, so I’m happier, too. And I don’t want that freedom to be limited by blanket legislation, personal prejudice, or fear.
It is the burden of any dog owner or caretaker to be responsible and considerate. Just like Americans traveling abroad, each of us is an ambassador for our culture. Every time someone steps in dog poop, that’s someone who’s going to thing negatively about dogs. Anyone who’s ever been bitten is going to feel even worse about them.
You know the saying “that’s why we can’t have nice things”? That’s how I feel every time I see a dog barking incessantly, every time I see dog poop laying around on a trail or sidewalk, and every time an armada of untrained chihuahuas attempts to kill Wiley. They never succeed, obviously, and Wiley is convinced they’re just playing, but a bad dog is the product of a bad dog owner. If you and I want to be able to take our dog places, then it’s up to us to make sure the dog is a positive thing, not a negative. There is no excuse: train your damn dog. And pick up his poop.
Want a real villain in this story of pets in conflict with nature? Domesticcats are reportedly killing 4 billion animals per year in the United Statesand are solely responsible for the extinction of at least 33 bird species. It’s cats, not dogs, that are our real enemies.
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2020.06.04 13:01 ObiWanGwenobi The Lucky Exterminator Part 2: I need a new partner.

The first thing I did when I left work the day I found the alicorn was take it straight to the fluff center to get it checked up. As I walked in carrying the kennel containing the mother and child I went over to the front desk. The fluffcenter is set up like this: the entrance leads to the main lobby. To the left of me is double doors with the words breeding written above it. To the right are double doors with adoption written above it. Behind the front desk is a single door with the word medical written above it.
The girl at the front desk is a pretty young girl, couldn't be older than eighteen. She gives me a puzzled look as I approach and I can't blame her, it's not every day you see an exterminator at a fluffy adoption center. With a half smile she says, "Uhhh hello sir? Here to drop something off?", she says her eyes drifting to the kennel in my hand. "No i'm here for a medical checkup. I was told this was the only fluffcenter in the entire city with a qualified vet.", I respond. With a puzzled look she says, "Sure thing, and you heard correctly sir we have the only vet in the city willing to work with fluffies. If you just fill this out and have a seat i'll get everything in order. I should let you know however since this is a shortnotice visit we will have to charge an immediate appointment fee.", she says handing me a form to fill out.
I take a seat and start filling out the paper. Pretty standard crap. My name, address, payment info, reason for visit. The mare still waits silently in the kennel clutching her baby close. I realize I forgot to tell her she doesn't have to say silent anymore, but at the same time I don't feel like listening to what she has to say. I'm only here to let her see a vet to make sure that she's healthy enough for breeding.My friend Terry and I came to the agreement that he would take care of the mare as I don't know anything about fluffy care and the last thing I need in my line of work is to get attached to a fluffy. I finish filling out the form and hand it back to the girl behind the desk. She takes the form from me and says, "Alright if you'll just follow me i'll take you right to the vet. She's teaching a class right now."
And with that she leads me through the doors on the right towards the adoption wing of the center. As we walk through the double doors it's unlike anything i've ever seen before. Happy cheerful fluffy families all around me, playing with toys, running around, just generally enjoying life. As an exterminator it's not a sight i'm used to. She leads me over to a play area where another young looking woman with blue hair is standing talking to several brown and green colored foals. Behind her is a whiteboard with magnets on it spelling out, sharing is caring.
"Shawing is cawing and cawing is fun", the foals sing to each other as the play with toys occasionally trading amongst themselves.
As we reach the play area the girl from behind the desk yells, "Anabelle! Hey sorry to interrupt your class but I kinda have an urgent matter." And with that she leaves for the front lobby leaving me alone with the other girl. The blue haired girl who I assume must be Annabelle looks in my direction. The first thing I notice about her is that her eyes are the same shade of blue as her hair. The second thing I notice is that her eyes are blank and emotionless, with a piercing stare to accompany it. With a smile she leans down to one of the foals and says calmly, "Okay Wilbur i've got to go for a little bit. When the big hand reaches this spot on the clock make sure everyone picks up their toys and sings the clean up song.", as she points at a small clock leaning against the wall.
"Nu wowwy Ms. Annabewwe. Wiwbuw make suwe fwuffies pway nice an pick up aww da toysies.", the little fluffy says gleefully. And with that she walks over to us leaving the foals to play amongst themselves.
She turns to me with her cold gaze and asks, "I'm guessing you're the one who needs my attention? What brings you to my fluffcenter sir?" I guess no one ever told her about service with a smile, I think to myself as I reply, "Yes actually I am. I hope I wasn't interrupting something important", as I point to the foals behind her. "No no you're perfectly fine.", she says with a wave as she leads me back towards the front lobby. "It's a new program we're doing with our less desirable fluffies. By training them all the things their future owners were already going to teach them, plus teaching them proper manners, not only do they become way more valuable than even the prettiest ones but they finally get a chance at a decent home. We have had nothing but success with the new program.", she says confidently. She goes on to say, "I heard the whole thing started at a shelter somewhere with some fluffy being half pillowed and being tricked into thinking he was a mare and all this other crap but my boss wasn't about to go for all that effort. So they just use me instead. Works just as well if you ask me."
I open my mouth to congratulate her on her success but as we enter the front lobby i'm cut off by two kids running in. One of the kids is clearly older than the other, with the younger one clutching a screaming young fluffy in his hands while he himself is crying too. The girl at the desk and the blue haired vet exchange a look as the vet turns to me. "I'm sorry to keep you waiting but you must understand I have to take care of this.", she says blankly, motioning towards the child and his screaming fluffy. "I understand it's okay.", I tell her as I sit back down. The two kids and their fluffy go through the medical door and I am forced to wait a little while longer. After about twenty or so minutes the two kids come out followed by the vet. The older kid has a strange look in his eye, the younger one has a lollipop in his mouth, and the fluffy is completely passed out with one of its front legs placed in a splint. What the fuck happened in there? I ask myself.
The vet gives me a wave and I get up and walk into the medical room. She shuts the door behind me and says, "You can just set the kennel down on the table in the middle of the room and go ahead and let them out." I set the kennel down and open it up. The mare shyly pokes her head out and looks around at everything.
"Nice mistah? Is it safe fowe fwuffy an babeh now?", she says quietly.
I chuckle and say, "Yes it's safe don't worry. You can come out. The nice lady is gonna give you and your baby a check up."
"Checkup? What's a checkup?", the mare asks.
"She's gonna make sure that you and your baby are nice and healthy don't worry. She's gonna make sure your baby grows up to be big and pretty.", I tell the mare.
The mare carries her baby out of the kennel as she excitedly says, "Mummah wuv checkup! Checkup make babeh bestest babeh evah." And with that the vet begins looking them over. She pokes and applies gentle pressure to certain spots, feeling them all over. The mare giggles at her touch. The vet seems completely unfazed when she notices the baby is an alicorn. Does anything get a reaction out of this girl? "Well on the surface nothing seems to be wrong with these two but with your permission I would like to do a blood test and make sure there is nothing wrong beneath the surface.", she says to me.
Without having to consider it I tell her, "Yea I see no problem with that. By all means take as much blood as you need." And with that she pulls two syringes from a nearby drawer. The sight of the needles scares the mare and makes her pull her baby close.
"NUUU DADDEH NUUU WET WADY HUWT FWUFFY WITH OWIE STICK! NUU GOOD FOWE BABEH!!", the mare cries out. The sound of its mother crying makes the foal cry too. I don't think this thing can talk yet. The vet ignores the crying as she holds down the mare and takes a blood sample from between its shoulders, doing the same with the foal when she's done.
Holding the vials of blood up to her eye level she says, "Alright i'm gonna run the tests on these samples and I should be getting back o you in about ten minutes." She walks through one of the doors in the back of the room leaving me with the mare and baby. The mare holds her baby close crying from the pain of the needle and probably from the stress of today's events too. When the vet returns the mare hurriedly retreats back into the kennel and I shut and lock it behind her.
The looks to me and says, "Well bloodwork looks promising sir. Now I am detecting multiple vitamin deficiencies in both fluffies but that is to be expected in ferals, which i'm assuming they are. Other than that i'm not seeing any issues they both appear to be healthy. Just hurry and make sure they get a proper diet to ensure healthy breeding." She winks at me as she says that. Smart girl. As I leave the medical room the girl at the front desk hands me my billing form and I leave. Driving over to my friend Terry's house I drop of the mare and foal with him and head home, ready to head to sleep after a long day. I head into work the next day with a brand new attitude thinking about all the money Terry and I were going to make off the two.
It's a slow day at work with only a few minor calls coming in. The kind my boss won't bother sending me and Lucas on. It's not worth our time. Those jobs are for the rookies. With the free time we have me and Lucas spend some time cleaning the truck, our equipment, and reorganizing our equipment in the truck. Lucas can't help but notice my upbeat attitude as we clean.
"You're awful chipper today.", he says questioningly. He puts on a devilish grin and says, "You son of a bitch you've got a girl you're not telling me about don't you?" "When did you plan on letting me find out? Afraid i'll scare her away?", he asks in a smartass tone.
I shake my head as I reply, "No I can assure you there is no girl. And even if there was i'd have to give you a chance to meet her before you could scare away. And don't count on that happening in the near future there bud." Before he can fire back with an insult our boss comes walking into the garage with us.
"Lucas, Jakob. I need you guys to head out to the Sunnyvale trailer park on the edge of town. Got a call just now several people found entire families of fluffies living under their trailers.", he tells us.
"You can count on us boss.", I say as we load our equipment back into the truck. I drive us out to the trailer park thinking about the job ahead. Wouldn't be too bad but annoying nonetheless. Trailer park jobs are always the same story. We only have one in our city but we get called out there at least once a month. What always ends up happening is a piece of trailer trash goes and gets a fluffy. Their fluffy knocks up a neighbor fluffy and after both pieces of trailer trash have an intense argument both fluffies find themselves living outside. No longer allowed in the trailer they decide to move under where they can start entire herds. Then we get called out to take care of them, rinse and repeat.
I should clarify that sunnyvale isn't necessarily a run down dingy trailer park with houses on wheels like you see in the movies. But it is still a trailer park. With trailer park people living in it. As we arrive at the front gate the security guard lets us in and we pull up to the trailer that called us. A man with no shirt and a beer in his hand awaits us on the porch. "About time y'all showed up don't you think.", the man says with a loud burp. Be grateful we showed up dick, I think to myself. He points to his porch and says, "One of those little fuckers is hiding under my trailer right now. I recognize it cause it used to belong to a neighbor I don't like."He pulls a fifty dollar bill from his pants pocket and as he leans in close says, "I got an extra fifty here for you if you smash that little bastard extra hard. Little fucker used to shit in my yard and bother my dogs now he thinks he can hole up under MY trailer!" It's starting to become clear that this obviously isn't his first beer of the day. As he chucks the can into an overflowing recycling bin and pulls another from the cooler I realise it won't be his last one either.
Lucas pockets the fifty as he says, "Don't worry sir I will personally guarantee that that thing suffers. Ever seen someone hit a fluffy so hard it goes brain dead?" And with that I leave them to their fun and star walking around the park looking for trailers with a yellow flag on the lawn. By now they know to just leave the flag out and we'll look under the trailer. Since the bill goes to the trailer park owner some of them leave the flag out whether they have a fluffy issue or not. The job is pretty simple you just go to the trailer look under for any fluffies and then lure the little fuckers out. It would be easier to just throw some poison under the trailers but we can't risk having someones pet get exposed to it or they can sue us. It isn't until I check on my third trailer that I find my first customer of the day.
Shining my flashlight under the trailer I see three sets of tearful eyes looking back at me. "Pwease munstah pwease nu huwt Spawkwe an fweinds. Spawkwe jus wan wive in housie again.", the fluffy begs.
"Don't worry i'm not here to hurt you.", I lie as I open up a cup of fluffco brand instant sketti, the only brand of spaghetti made specifically for fluffies. The smell alone is enough to draw them out of their hiding spot and come right to me. As the three of them emerge from under the trailer the one says, "Fwuffy can hab skettis now?" It smiles at the spaghetti in my hand. And it's still smiling when I bring down my club onto the back of its neck killing it in one blow with a loud WHACK. The other two hesitate before trying to run, that hesitation being their end. By the time they try to run I have already grabbed them both and one by one start twisting their heads the entire way around, breaking their necks. I gotta get this moving there's still a bunch more trailers to look under.
I make my way around the park going from one trailer to the next luring them out and stomping their little heads in. Just small infestations here and there usually no more than 2 fluffies per trailer. They might have been a part of a collective herd that scattered under the trailers to hide who knows who cares. As i'm cleaning up the mess from two fluffies I just killed I hear Lucas yelling in the distance. "Jakob hey! Come over here I need your help with something!" I walk over to find him squatting in front of an access grate that leads under the trailer. The grates are there to keep animals out and they actually do work but fluffies, while stupid, are still somewhat smarter than the average animal.
"What's going on?", I ask him.
He peeks through the grate with his flashlight as he says, "I counted like ten of the little fuckers down there. I don't want any of them to try to run so luring them out is out of the question. One of the little bastards is too smart for that anyway they won't even come out for the spaghetti. Stuck my hand in there to show them the spaghetti but one of the little fuckers bit me! Can you believe that shit?" He removes the grate and before crawling in turns to me and says, "I'm gonna go in there after em and do this the old fashioned way."
"You sure you don't want any help?", I ask him but I already know the answer. At least now he can't say I didn't offer to help.
"No no I wanna do this one alone. It's personal now.", and with that he crawls through the access hole and I replace the grate behind him. I couldn't tell exactly what was going on cause couldn't see what he was doing, but the noises I heard had me in tears with laughter.
"Alright which one of you fucks bit me?"
"Dummeh munstah! Weave smawty wand an famiwy awone! Gib wowstest bitey huwties!"
"....Show you how to bite come here bitch!"
"AAAAAH WOWSTEST HUWTIES WOWSTEST HUWTIES!"
"Nuuu huuuu weave speciaw fweind awone! Nu huwt speciaw fwiend pwease."
Next I heard several loud bangs and crashes followed by what sounded like air being let out of a tire.
"....think im done asshole....gouge your fucking eye out."
"Don't run or im just gonna hit you even harder"
"Nuuu nu take see pwaces OWIES SEE PWACE OWIES!", followed by more banging and crashing.
"Dummeh....hooman....."(BANG)
"Not so tough without teeth are you."
"Nuuu mummah nu! Nu weave babehs. Nee wuv an miwkies and ACK!"
"Don't worry guys you'll be joining her soon enough.", and after a few more loud bangs and crashes he finally emerges from the access grate dragging out two adults and eight foals. Panting he hunches over with a satisfied smile on his face, basking in the joy of a job well done. "Shoulda seen me in there.", he pants. "Wasn't any room for weapons so I had to start snatching em up and beating them with my bare hands." I can tell just by looking at them that he did a number on them. The mare is missing several of her teeth and her tail, the babies have literally been beaten to a bloody pulp, and the father of the group is bleeding from several spots on his neck and back and one of his eyes has clearly been destroyed.
"I'm just glad to see you emerging alive. For a while it sounded like the fluffies really had the upper hand in there.", I say still laughing at him. "And I gotta ask. Were you seriously biting that thing under there?"
"Go fuck yourself.", he huffs. He continues to say, "Why don't you go army crawl under a trailer and beat a whole family to death with your bare hands and see how it goes for you." He gets himself put together as he says, "And to answer your question yes. Yes I was. Strange things happen in the heat of passion Jakob."
"That's pretty strange man I can't sugarcoat it." I say quietly.
"Just shut up and help me load these dead ones into the truck.", he says gathering up the dead fluffies. As we load the fluffies into the truck I notice that the one missing an eye is still breathing. I point it out to Lucas but he just laughs as he throws it in with the other dead ones. "Little bastard is probably in too much pain to move or speak at this point.", he chuckles. The fluffy begins to shake and cry at the sight of all its dead brethren. "Eh. He'll be dead soon enough that's what matters.", Lucas says as he slams shut the hatch on the disposal unit of the truck.
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2020.05.07 03:43 RebelTheAnomaly D1000 rooms for Draven Manor

A haunted mansion with a twist, it was touched by the shrouded king, an inter-dimensional being of darkness, now the mansion acts as a pocket dimension with seemingly infinite rooms, and phases through time and space, having been photographed before it was technically created....
Feel free to throw in as many horror references as physically possible.
  1. Foyer
  2. Parlor
  3. Anteroom
  4. Wardrobe
  5. Balcony
  6. Study
  7. Master Bedroom
  8. Nursery'
  9. Graveyard
  10. Boneyard
  11. Bathroom
  12. Washroom
  13. Conservatory
  14. Storage
  15. Kitchen
  16. Dining Room
  17. Ballroom
  18. Laundry Room
  19. Butler's Room
  20. Hidden Room
  21. Fortune Teller's Room
  22. Mirror Room
  23. Projection Room
  24. Billiards Room
  25. Courtyard
  26. Rec Room
  27. Nana's Room
  28. Tea Room
  29. Astral Room
  30. Observatory
  31. Twins' Room
  32. Safari Room
  33. Ceramics Studio
  34. Armory
  35. Clockwork Room
  36. Telephone Room
  37. Art Studio
  38. Sitting Room
  39. Guest Room
  40. Sealed Room
  41. Well
  42. Secret Altar
  43. Pipe Room
  44. Cold Storage
  45. Breaker Room
  46. Cellar
Ken_Nt
  1. Sauna
  2. Indoor pool
  3. Broom closet
Keystoneway
  1. Sewing room
  2. Library
  3. Boiler room
  4. Surgery room
  5. Greenhouse
  6. Pantry
  7. Morgue
  8. Exercise room
  9. Room just for a certain kind of pet (Google 'tarantula room')
  10. Game room
  11. Cell
  12. Woodshop
  13. Swimming pool
  14. Panic room
  15. Padded cell
  16. Torture chamber
  17. Alchemy lab
  18. Doll room
  19. Elevator
  20. Darkroom (like for developing photographs)
  21. Mail room
Mythgirl
  1. The lotion room: Dozens if glass shelves hold hundreds bottles of lotion. Footsteps are muffled against the leather floor. The walls are made of living skin hidden behind thin wood panels which fold out of the way like shutters.
  2. The crime scene: A manikin lies motionless inside of a chalk outline. The decor is that of a seedy motel. Flies buzz lazily, crawling in and out of the the sink’s plumbing. Upon inspection a few strands of hair are found in the drain. If you pull them they slide out, slimy and damp, attached to a piece of scalp.
  3. The powder donut: a room with opulent furnishings. Overstuffed chairs and sofa’s welcome visitors. If sat upon, they release a white cloud. Poison? Mold? Anthrax? Powdered sugar? Mites? Only time will tell the effects.
  4. Abandoned room: all the furniture is covered in sheets. If lifted, nothing but dust is found under the cover.
  5. Throne Room
  6. Child’s bedroom
  7. Child’s playroom
  8. Tinkerer’s workshop
  9. Model train room (or world equivalent)
  10. Wood working room
  11. Warehouse storeroom
  12. Dangerous material storage
  13. Pastry kitchen (completely separate from normal kitchen)
  14. Smoke room (for curing meat)
  15. Walk-in closet full of fancy costumes
  16. Emergency supply room (full of water, fire suppressant, weapons, gas masks, and similar. Think prepper)
  17. Room of magically useless curiosities
  18. Statue room (full of statue figures)
  19. Portrait room (full of portraits)
  20. Sculpture room (not figures, more artistic)
  21. Room of stone where everything is made of marble
  22. Golden room (painted or real you decide)
  23. Peacock room (like the famous irl one, beautiful room that was decorated to match the gorgeous painting of peacocks that spans the entirety of the wall and ceiling
  24. Phoenix room (see peacock room, but Phoenix themed.)
  25. Mirrored room
  26. Cozy sitting room (fireplace and hot coco with marshmallows at the ready)
  27. Window room (each window shows a completely different view)
  28. Room filled with sand
  29. Bathroom with dead woman in bathtub (the shining)
Edit: more stuff
  1. Junk room
  2. Tower room
  3. Room of illusion (everyone inside appears to grow either horns or wings, mess with your party as you choose)
  4. Pentagram room
  5. Laboratory
  6. Medical wing
  7. Furnace room
  8. Crematorium
  9. Mausoleum
  10. Embalming room
  11. Padded cell
  12. Suspiciously Empty room
  13. Tavern
  14. Classy bar (like a five star hotel)
  15. Maid’s quarters
  16. Swimming pool
  17. Inhabited swimming pool
  18. Locker room
  19. Movie/play theater
  20. Backstage
  21. Loft
  22. Crawl space
  23. Call center
  24. Scroll room
  25. Interior of Pyramid
  26. Exterior of pyramid inside larger room
  27. Mummy’s Tomb
  28. Automaton room
  29. Trash compactor
  30. Control room
  31. Incubator room
  32. Apothecary
  33. Pharmacy
  34. Waiting room
  35. Stables
  36. Gymnasium
  37. Weight room
  38. Sewing room
  39. Glass cube room (think cabin in the woods)
  40. Rustic Cabin room
  41. Basement
  42. Earthquake room (you feel an earthquake with inside it, but the rest of the house in undisturbed)
  43. Room full of Fragile vases
  44. Room full of cut Flowers
  45. Room with one bloody handprint in the center of the floor
  46. Room with bed (bed has rumpled sheets and is warm to the touch)
  47. Room full of cats
  48. Room with axe stuck in door
  49. Room with typewriter and desk, papers with gibberish written on them are scattered over the floor
  50. Freezer
  51. Room with walls that are made of tree bark. Red sap oozes from it when touched. Smells of pine and mold. Mushrooms grow in patches
  52. Room full of moldy dead rats (perhaps an later temporal space of the live rat room, may seem eerily familiar if they have encountered the living rat room first)
  53. Living rat room: Room of food barrels, when disturbed, rats pour fourth (perhaps an earlier temporal space of the dead rat room, may seem eerily familiar if they have encountered the dead rat room first)
  54. Cheese room
SuperNes

  1. Masonry workshop
  2. Museum
  3. Reliquary
  4. Barracks
  5. Stables
  6. Menagerie
Worldofideas
  1. Attic
  2. Boiler Room
  3. Catacombs
  4. Coach House
  5. Darkroom (photography)
  6. Furnace room
  7. Mad Science Laboratory
  8. Music Room
  9. Root Cellar
  10. Safe Room / Panic Room
  11. Sub Basement
  12. Summoning Room
  13. Torture Chamber
  14. Walk in Closet
Vinvladro
  1. Torture Room
  2. Wine cellar with wine press and some bloody rags scattered around the press
  3. Brewery
  4. Golem Workshop
More of my own ideas
178: Dinosaur Containment Units
179: Submarine Bay
180: Western Bank
181: Underground Temple
182: Puppet Theater
183: Agency
184: 80's Room
185: Criminal Hideout
186: Comic Fan's Room
187: Wizarding World Room
188: Space Station
189: Pirate Ship
190: DnD Room
191: Escape Room
192: Slasher's Collection
193: Art Cabin
194: Antidote Lab
195: Motel Rooms
196: Board Game Room
197: Wax Museum
198: Casino
199: Gore Fountain
200: Murderous Little Girl's Room
201: King's Crypt
202: Lurker's Room
203: Skeleton Band Room
204: Spider's Nest
205: Witch's Kitchen
206: Ghoul Stairs
207: Mad Scientist's Collection
208: Library of Spells
209: Gothic Dining Room
210: Fog Room
211: Potion Shop
212: Bone Web
213: Redneck's Shed
214: Indoor Beach
215: Hellish Labyrinth
216: Wedding Chapel
217: Ballet Stage
218: Fun House
219: Castle Gallery
220: Moon Pavilion
221: Psycho Cinema
222: Suburban Garden
223: Racist Club
224: Bloody Playroom
225: VRcade
226: Tribal Arts
227: Robotics Room
228: Funerary Storage
229: Slasher's Wardrobe
230: Ski Lounge
231: Vampire's Crypt
232: Seaside Knick Knack Shop
233: Tree Farm
234: Mutant Bunker
235: Demonic Book-Building Workshop
236: Alien Nest
237: Medieval Gallery
238: Scarecrow Shed
239: Cabin Cellar
240: Room in Tarps
241: Dog's Room
242: Puppet Workshop
243: Candy Shop
244: Post-Apocalyptic Room
245: Christmas Hall
246: Fleece Room
247: Playground
248: Giant Cake
249: Cannery
250: Room Under Construction
251: Moth Light
252: Fiendish Kennels
253: Sheep Tents
254: Alien Court
255: Railway
256: Bunny Bridge
257: Funeral Home
258: Squatter's Warehouse
259: Algae Pond
260: Civil War Battlefield
261: Dollhouse
262: Vampire Party Hall
263: Daughter's Crypt
264: Doghouse
265: Writer's Room
266: Cloning Lab
267: Electrocution Chamber
268: Corpse Pit
269: Boarded Room
270: Snake Island
271: Fossil Cave
272: Arctic Crater
273: Surgical Theater
274: Chemical Silo
275: Psychic Test Center
276: Spider Den
277: Old Aviary
278: Black Magic Strip Club
279: Witch's Warehouse
280: Ancient Egyptian Tomb
281: Pumpkin House
282: Giant Snow Globe
283: Deer Cult
284: Giant's Home
285: Snake Pit
286: Reanimation Lab
287: Reptilian City
288: Drinking Lodge
289: Twin Girls' Room
290: Ancient Altar
291: Asylum Cell Block
292: Vomit Covered Room
293: Time Machine
294: Shaman's Tent
295: Locker Room with steroids in one of the lockers
296: Room of Shadows
297: Elder Brain
298: Giant Board Game
299: Dark Shed
300: Revolutionary Exhibit
301: Limacology Labs
302: Broken Stables
303: Gator Shack
304: Ant's Nest
305: Apehouse
306: Rich Cat Lover's Room
307: Insect House
308: Tengu Shrine
309: Rodents Room
310: Inside a Genie's Lamp
311: Insect Study
312: Reptile Room
313: Parasite Storeroom
314: Athena's Shrine
315: Frog Library
316: Ruined Date
317: Gladiatorial Arena
318: Simulated Haunted House
319: Gorilla House
320: Death Cult
321: A laboratory that looks as though people left in a hurry...
322: A medical room that seems as though someone died here.
323: Japanese VHS Enthusiast's Apartment
324: Prison of the Deformed
325: Room of Stretchers
326: Oni's Hut
327: Mongolian Tents
328: Room of Cloaks
329: Gothic Party
330: Pteradactyl Enclosure
331: Carnivorous Greenhouse
332: Rabid Kennels
333: Space Hangar
334: Hatchet Shed
335: Indoor Swamp
336: Room of Smoke
337: Old Man's Room
338: Murdered Child's Room
339: Weaboo's Room
340: Snuff Studio
341: Warlord's Tent
342: Gamer's Parlor
343: Tentacle Pools
344: Toll Bridge
345: Headhunter's Camp
346: Sugar Mill
347: "Vaginal Torture" Room
348: Dermatology Room
349: Volcanic Room
350: Nile Tomb
351: Farmer's Children's' Room
352: Infant's Play Room
353: Room of Flames
354: Innsmouth Pawn
355: Rabbit Room
356: Maternity Ward
357: Steampunk Workshop
358: Minotaur's Labyrinth
359: Goth Girl's Room
360: Serkhet's Shrine
361: Irish Washerwoman's Room
362: Wild West Shooting Gallery
363: Medusa's Garden
364: Room of Decapitated Heads
365: Toxic Barrel Storeroom
366: Alien Specimens Room
367: Fishing Shack
368: Sushi Farm
369: Shark Bay
370: Alien Plant Cave
371: Butchery
372: Exterminator's Room
373: Elliot's Room
374: Magic Theater
375: Pirate Ship
376: Surgical Bay
377: Viking Long Ship
378: Hag's Barn
379: Vampire Garden
380: Enchantress' Room
381: Mutant Bug Arena
382: Clown Toyshop
383: Underworld Gate
384: Arctic Labs
385: Padded Cell (Someone escaped from it)
386: Gym Supplies
387: Virginial Garden
388: College Library
389: Sex Room filled with Plushies for some unknown reason...
390: Weed Farm
391: Security Office
392: Horror Movie Studio
393: Gadgets Lab
394: Office Cubicles
395: Break Room
396: Superstitious Woman's Room
397: Sexy Nurse's Office
398: Rest Stop
399: Room of Old Dolls
400: Reveren's Room
401: Parental Room
402: Sex Dungeon
403: Escape Room
404: Hoard
405: A.I. Room
406: Technovault
407: Staffroom
408: Ritual Room
409: Hellish Stripclub
410: Criminal's Apartment
411: Military Kennels
412: Femme Fatale's Room
413: Brine Reef
414: Decrepit Police Office
415: Skeletal Ballroom
416: Murder Circus
417: Wolf Den
418: Sulfuric Pit
419: Tribal Room with Snakes
420: Zombie Outpost
421: Law Firm
422: Decrepit Building
423: Creepy Old Orphanage
424: Vampiric Enforcer's Room
425: Sorority Room
426: Leprechaun's Cave
427: Death Row
428: Ghost Finder's Lab
429: Sunken Ruins
430: Faith Chapel
431: Convent
432: Vampire Hunter's Armory
433: Tickling Chamber
434: Fishing Boat Dock
435: Terror Chamber
436: Room of Coffins
437: Agentry
438: Widow's Bedroom
439: Sleepy Hollow Gallery
440: Prisoner's Row
441: Occultic Library
442: Sunken Spire
443: Well of Souls
444: Tomb of the Pharoah's
445: Blood Chamber
446: Pit of the Giant Wolf
447: Victorian Tea Room
448: Gothic Museum
449: Satanic Church
450: Cedar Cabin
451: Halloween Shop
452: Magic Show
453: Skeletal Garage
454: Asylum Common Room
455: Lynching Yard
456: Occultic Garden
457: Dark Post Office
458: Black Wedding
459: Holy Portrait Hall
460: Rl'yeh Gate
461: Victorian Labs
462: Room of Globes
463: Hunter's Parlor
464: Retro TV Room
465: Hall of Miniatures
466: Persian Lounge
467: Photo Freak's Room
468: Maze of Screens
469: Pit of Sharp Objects
470: Pencilhead's Room
471: Puzzle Room
472: Key Cabinet
473: Room of Wooden Cubes
474: Room of Jackets
475: The Giant Cuckoo Clock
476: Rotary Room
477: Room of Lights
478: Swimmin' Hole
479: Typewriter Room
480: Smoking Parlor
481: Cigar Storeroom
482: Second Drawing Room
483: Murder Mystery Parlor
484: Golden Throne
485: Case-File Storeroom
486: Evidence Storage
487: Room of Pulleys
488: Slideshow Theater
489: Cassette Room
490: Room of Newspapers
491: House of Matches
492: Room covered in Duct Tape
493: Room of Plug-Ins
494: Static
495: Relaxation Chamber
496: Lake of Rust
497: Room of Passwords
498: Fishing Pond
499: Detective's Office
500: Pamphlet Office
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2020.05.02 03:18 wewpet The reason: american shorthair

The reason: The Eskimo dog has 2 lines: American Eskimo and Canadian Eskimo: American Eskimo The American Eskimo is called "beautiful dog". An ornamental dog with German roots with white fur. It is a species of breed Spitz. The Spitz is the ancestor of some domestic dogs. White Spitz was once very popular in Pommern and in the coastal areas of northern Germany. announcing the American Eskimo dog The American Eskimo dog since the time when Queen Charlotte "bought" a white Spitz, this breed has become the fashionable dog of the British aristocracy, and is also famously painted by artists. his products american shorthair.

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Later, they were taken to the United States and called the American Spitz, the dog was used as a circus, traveling throughout the United States to attract people through tricks. It is very suitable for this job because they possess a beautiful white coat, are creative and agile and possess the ability to imitate the instructor very well. In 1917, they were known as American Eskimo dogs, which may have been due to the respect of the indigenous Eskimo people.
The American Eskimo Dog Club was born in 1985. In 1993, the AKC (American Kennel Club) confirmed the American Eskimo dog in 1995 and introduced it to the Non-Sportporting group. Canadian Eskimo dogs: Canadian Eskimo dogs also have other names: Qimmiq, Canadian Husky, Canadian Inuit Dog, etc. Canadian Eskimo dog is an Arcticdog for working, usually considered one of the domestic dog breeds. The oldest and most rare purebred colonies in North America. They were brought from Siberia to North America by the Thule people 1,000 years ago, plus the genetically identical Greenland dog. Eskimo Canadian Eskimo Canadian Canadian Eskimo is now facing extinction, as of 2008 the number of purebreds is only 300. Although it has been used in the majority of transports, due to the strong technological prowess, by the year dog load forces have dropped significantly.
In addition to the strength of technology, especially the appearance of sleighs and a number of diseases related to infections in dogs also significantly reduces the number of dogs. Physical characteristics: American Eskimo Dog: A dog with a strong, compact body, with a rectangular shape, with a deep chest, broad and long bones. The back is straight, compatible, muscular. The hip bone is slightly wider than the funnel. The pelvic area is very strong, not long, slightly rounded the spine. The head is round, gentle, with a moderate forehead. The nose is straight, the muzzle is "dry", narrowing the nose, wearing a decorative coating. Long functions possess a triangle. Ear possesses triangular, standing, round heads. Beautiful dog outside of the American Eskimo dog Small eyes, the color of the eyes can be black or dark brown, blue or also with the color of different eyes, the eyelids are black. straight. The limbs are coordinated, hips are quite long, muscular growth. The tail is shaped like a ring or a half of the ring, assuming they are straightened out to the ankles.
The coat is thick, long, hard and is usually white cream or biscuit cream that is waterproof and insulated. In the neck area, there is a special coat that forms a classy collar like a mane. An Eskimo dog has a gentle weight of about 8kg to 12kg, a gentle height of about 38cm to 52cm. Canadian Canadian Eskimo Dog is a strong, muscular dog to impress like a sports player but it is due to hard work. Like other Spitz dogs, the Canadian Eskimo dog has a straight, compatible, muscular back. Harmonic limbs, strong muscles. The eyes are small, the eyelids are black. Ears are triangular, standing, with rounded heads. The tail is swirling inward. possessing a characteristic thing is that these dogs have similar characteristics in the appearance of beautiful wolves. The coat is very dense and dense, with a soft undercoat and rough protection. The Eskimo dog has a thick mane, a dramatic impression on the male and an extra size illusion. The Canadian Eskimo dog can recognize many different colors, no widely available.
The size of the Canadian Eskimo dog depends on its gender. males weigh 30–40 kg and 58–70 cm in shoulders. The one weighs 18–30 kg and is 50–60 cm tall. Methodological characteristics: American Eskimo: Like the ancestor of Spitz, Eskie is hyperactive and independent. An intelligent, playful, loving dog very close to possessing family members and also very brave. It has the ability to supervise suddenly and work very seriously. It is very afraid of outsiders, when it comes to owning strangers, it will signal to the owner immediately. Eskimo's lovely moments American Eskimo Method American Eskimo is an excellent choice for families with children. It loves lovely toys. That will help it to quickly reach the young members in the family, can have fun and have fun bringing the children in popularity now. Some Eskimo dogs inside with good quality
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2020.05.02 03:18 wewpet The reason: american shorthair

The reason: The Eskimo dog has 2 lines: American Eskimo and Canadian Eskimo: American Eskimo The American Eskimo is called "beautiful dog". An ornamental dog with German roots with white fur. It is a species of breed Spitz. The Spitz is the ancestor of some domestic dogs. White Spitz was once very popular in Pommern and in the coastal areas of northern Germany. announcing the American Eskimo dog The American Eskimo dog since the time when Queen Charlotte "bought" a white Spitz, this breed has become the fashionable dog of the British aristocracy, and is also famously painted by artists. his products american shorthair.

Processing img zvn30xhi69w41...
Later, they were taken to the United States and called the American Spitz, the dog was used as a circus, traveling throughout the United States to attract people through tricks. It is very suitable for this job because they possess a beautiful white coat, are creative and agile and possess the ability to imitate the instructor very well. In 1917, they were known as American Eskimo dogs, which may have been due to the respect of the indigenous Eskimo people.
The American Eskimo Dog Club was born in 1985. In 1993, the AKC (American Kennel Club) confirmed the American Eskimo dog in 1995 and introduced it to the Non-Sportporting group. Canadian Eskimo dogs: Canadian Eskimo dogs also have other names: Qimmiq, Canadian Husky, Canadian Inuit Dog, etc. Canadian Eskimo dog is an Arcticdog for working, usually considered one of the domestic dog breeds. The oldest and most rare purebred colonies in North America. They were brought from Siberia to North America by the Thule people 1,000 years ago, plus the genetically identical Greenland dog. Eskimo Canadian Eskimo Canadian Canadian Eskimo is now facing extinction, as of 2008 the number of purebreds is only 300. Although it has been used in the majority of transports, due to the strong technological prowess, by the year dog load forces have dropped significantly.
In addition to the strength of technology, especially the appearance of sleighs and a number of diseases related to infections in dogs also significantly reduces the number of dogs. Physical characteristics: American Eskimo Dog: A dog with a strong, compact body, with a rectangular shape, with a deep chest, broad and long bones. The back is straight, compatible, muscular. The hip bone is slightly wider than the funnel. The pelvic area is very strong, not long, slightly rounded the spine. The head is round, gentle, with a moderate forehead. The nose is straight, the muzzle is "dry", narrowing the nose, wearing a decorative coating. Long functions possess a triangle. Ear possesses triangular, standing, round heads. Beautiful dog outside of the American Eskimo dog Small eyes, the color of the eyes can be black or dark brown, blue or also with the color of different eyes, the eyelids are black. straight. The limbs are coordinated, hips are quite long, muscular growth. The tail is shaped like a ring or a half of the ring, assuming they are straightened out to the ankles.
The coat is thick, long, hard and is usually white cream or biscuit cream that is waterproof and insulated. In the neck area, there is a special coat that forms a classy collar like a mane. An Eskimo dog has a gentle weight of about 8kg to 12kg, a gentle height of about 38cm to 52cm. Canadian Canadian Eskimo Dog is a strong, muscular dog to impress like a sports player but it is due to hard work. Like other Spitz dogs, the Canadian Eskimo dog has a straight, compatible, muscular back. Harmonic limbs, strong muscles. The eyes are small, the eyelids are black. Ears are triangular, standing, with rounded heads. The tail is swirling inward. possessing a characteristic thing is that these dogs have similar characteristics in the appearance of beautiful wolves. The coat is very dense and dense, with a soft undercoat and rough protection. The Eskimo dog has a thick mane, a dramatic impression on the male and an extra size illusion. The Canadian Eskimo dog can recognize many different colors, no widely available.
The size of the Canadian Eskimo dog depends on its gender. males weigh 30–40 kg and 58–70 cm in shoulders. The one weighs 18–30 kg and is 50–60 cm tall. Methodological characteristics: American Eskimo: Like the ancestor of Spitz, Eskie is hyperactive and independent. An intelligent, playful, loving dog very close to possessing family members and also very brave. It has the ability to supervise suddenly and work very seriously. It is very afraid of outsiders, when it comes to owning strangers, it will signal to the owner immediately. Eskimo's lovely moments American Eskimo Method American Eskimo is an excellent choice for families with children. It loves lovely toys. That will help it to quickly reach the young members in the family, can have fun and have fun bringing the children in popularity now. Some Eskimo dogs inside with good quality
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2020.04.29 20:02 EnDubb Q&A with Phil Hay

First one of these in a while. This one aimed at the best goals through Leeds United's history while presumably adding a bit of an update on the current situation. The Athletic recently ran a 'Top Three' series in which Phil wrote about Jimmy's goal at Derby in '98, Becchio's when Well Placed against Millwall in '09 and Strachs' volley against Leicester in '90 as his top three Leeds goals. A twitter poll afterwards saw Becchio's goal come out on top. This should be a fun one!
Now, onto some goals (apologies for the quality of some of these, it's a blessing to have HD around now):
And finally, not goals but a few questions.
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2020.04.18 04:45 BrightMasterpiece Dogs Are the Best Pets to Have

Dogs Are the Best Pets to Have

Background:

Studies have shown that Siberian wolf bones were found and appeared to have been from 35,000 years ago, according to Swedish geneticist Pontus Skoglund (Jacobson). He then concluded that the domestication of canines may have first occurred between 27,000 and 40,000 years ago. The emotional bond between a dog and its owner is like no other animals. It has been studied that when a dog gazes into a humans eyes we are emotionally bonded and there is release of a hormone called oxytocin in the dogs body. This is the same reaction that people have when they gaze into another human's eyes (Jacobson). Oxytocin is sometimes known as the cuddle hormone because it is released when people snuggle up or bond socially (Pappas). That being said, dogs find pleasure, enjoyment or even love when they see you as a human, just as we do with other humans. This is just the beginning as to why dogs are the best animals to have as pets.

Why a Dog Should be Your Next Pet:

There are numerous reasons to have a dog as a pet. Dogs are very social beings just like us. They look forward to interacting with other dogs or people. This is a good trait for people who have low self-esteem. Dogs provide the social support that some people, mostly those who live alone, need to feel a sense of belonging in the world, like having their life be worth something. A study conducted by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University showed that teenagers and young adults who grow up with dogs become more confident and empathetic (Quote). Dogs also make people feel more attractive/approachable. A study conducted in the United Kingdom surveyed 700 people and out of those 700 people, 60% of people felt that their dogs made them more attractive and 85% of people felt that their dogs made them more approachable when out in public (AKC Staff). Dogs also make people more active than those without a dog. It has been reported that people with dogs exercise more than those without dogs. This means losing weight, getting fresh air, and becoming healthier overall.
Children love dogs, so it might be a good thing to get a dog when the child is young. The reason for this is because dogs lessen allergies among children. The way this works is that the more the kids are exposed to all the allergen and dust the dogs have on them the lower risk they have to developing asthma or allergies toward dust, ragweed and other animals (Champion). This is needed so that people's immune systems are built stronger and are able to respond appropriately. Another reason a dog is a good pet specifically for children is because it shows them a sense of responsibility. Taking care of a dog is not that simple, as well all know from those TV shows where the kids want a dogs and the parents are going over the many tasks it takes to care for a dog. They must be taken out for exercise, fed twice a day if not three times, bathed and brushed, and the worst part of it all, their poop must be picked up when they go.
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An Individuals Health Benefits of Having a Dog:

According to a study by the "American Journal of Cardiology," people who had a heart attack and owned a dog had much higher survival rate than those without a dog. This is because the bond between the dog and the person reduces stress, which is a huge trigger to cardiovascular problems. In addition to this, a dogs sense of smell can save a person's life. Dogs have the capability of detecting whether a person has certain diseases such as prostate cancer, or detecting whether a diabetic's blood pressure is too low (Champion). Along with this they may be able to detect foods that you may be allergic to. Heres a video on explaining some health benefits to owning a dog: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op5oBs2GY9g
Another thing dogs help with is stress. Therapy dogs do exactly that, they are there to relieve stress and be there by your side. Some colleges even have dogs come to their campuses during finals weeks so that college students feel less stressed about their tests and so the dogs can relieve them of some of their stress. Finally, dogs help people to age better. As stated before, they cause people to exercise more thus reducing blood pressure and cardiovascular problems, they reduce the feeling of loneliness for those who don't have other people in their lives, and dogs increase people's sense of feeling important or having a purpose in their life. Getting a do is something that every person should try to do.
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How to Get a Dog As a Pet:

There are a few ways of going about getting a dog as a pet. The first way is from a dog shelter. These are the dogs that can no longer be taken care of by their owner for whatever reason and need a new loving family to take care of them. The first step is to go online or to a shelter find a dog that seems like they could use a good home. Then take the dog out of the cage and play with him for a bit and make sure you two are a good fit together. Third, you'll need to show your ID and pay for the dog at the information desk. The adoption fee can be anywhere from around $25-$150 depending on the shelter. Finally, get all of their vaccination records and certificate of sterilization and take him/her home and love the dog unconditionally (Jennifer).
A second way to get a dog is from an animal rescue. These are the dogs that are mistreated from being beaten or starved and are saved by a rescue organization so that they can have a safer home. This process is a more extensive process because of the dogs' past experience. The rescue organization wants to make sure something bad doesn't happen to these animals ever again. The process of finding the right dog is the same as at a shelter. Find one that fits with you play with them to find the connection and get their medical records and take them home. The price is a bit higher, depending on the rescue organization, the price can range from around $100-$300 (Jennifer).
The final way to get a dog as a pet is straight from a breeder. This process is much more expensive, usually. The price of these dogs can range from a couple hundred dollars to a couple thousand dollars. It all depends on if the dogs being bred are pure bred or if they're mixes. Some pros to getting a dog from a breeder are that you know what their mother is like and can base what their puppy will be like based off of the mother. Another thing is that you know what kind of environment the dog grew up in. Reputable dog breeders will provide you with the information that tells you the dog is genetically healthy and you can mold the dog into the perfect pet, with the right training. The cons to getting a dog from a breeder is that they're more expensive and there are tons of needy dogs in the shelter or rescue organization that need a home (Stilwell). Get your dog today and have a great life with them!
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Work Cited


AKC Staff. “8 Science-Based Benefits of Having a Dog.” American Kennel Club, American Kennel Club, 10 Nov. 2017, www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/8-science-based-benefits-dog/.
Champion, Lindsay. “6 Scientific Reasons You Should Get a Dog.” PureWow, PureWow, 9 Sept. 2016, www.purewow.com/wellness/scientific-reasons-to-get-a-dog.
Jacobson, Lindsay. “The History of Dogs as Pets.” ABC News, ABC News Network, 26 Aug. 2016, abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/history-dogs-pets/story?id=41671149.
Jeniffer “How Does It Work to Adopt a Pet? - Adopt-a-Pet.com Blog.” How Does It Work to Adopt a Pet, 13 Mar. 2019, www.adoptapet.com/blog/how-does-it-work-to-adopt-a-pet/.
Pappas, Stephanie. “Oxytocin: Facts About the 'Cuddle Hormone'.” LiveScience, Purch, 4 June 2015, www.livescience.com/42198-what-is-oxytocin.html.
Stilwell, Victoria. “Shelter vs Breeder.” Positively Victoria Stilwell, positively.com/dog-behavionew-dogs/shelter-vs-breede.
Champion, Lindsay. “6 Scientific Reasons You Should Get a Dog.” PureWow, PureWow, 9 Sept. 2016, www.purewow.com/wellness/scientific-reasons-to-get-a-dog.
Google Images:
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2020.03.30 16:18 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: China_Flu posts from 2020-03-28 to 2020-03-29 14:10 PDT

Period: 1.25 days
Submissions Comments
Total 509 7295
Rate (per day) 406.31 3640.97
Unique Redditors 222 2612
Combined Score 30676 46769

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 4511 points, 1 submission: garydawson009
    1. Yes China, we believe you 100 percent (4511 points, 611 comments)
  2. 2794 points, 68 submissions: SeventhConstellation
    1. Japan slams WHO head over spread of coronavirus (874 points, 58 comments)
    2. Taiwan extends invite to US journalists barred by China (566 points, 33 comments)
    3. Bill Gates calls for nationwide shut down to beat COVID-19 (134 points, 103 comments)
    4. North Korea wants more coronavirus testing kits, though officially North Korea has zero Wuhan virus cases - reports (126 points, 15 comments)
    5. 50% of coronavirus patients recovered in S. Korea (121 points, 19 comments)
    6. Coronavirus: Italy becoming impatient with lockdown - and social unrest is brewing World News (108 points, 52 comments)
    7. As population works from home, Walmart reports increased sales for tops but not pants (72 points, 7 comments)
    8. Tesla New York Gigafactory to reopen for ventilator production, says Elon Musk (68 points, 24 comments)
    9. Pensioner who thought he had coronavirus dies after being rescued by hero nurse. He hadn't eaten for more than a week while in isolation. (51 points, 1 comment)
    10. Japan’s coronavirus strategy ‘barely holding up’ after surge of new cases (50 points, 7 comments)
  3. 2145 points, 72 submissions: -ZeuS--
    1. German minister commits suicide after 'virus crisis worries' (512 points, 193 comments)
    2. “People are panic-buying chickens like they did toilet paper.” Sales of baby chicks are up in the U.S. with many feed stores reporting they are selling out of chicks almost as fast as they can get new orders in. (128 points, 54 comments)
    3. ER doctor who decried Washington state hospital preparations says he was fired (114 points, 15 comments)
    4. WHO says following Taiwan virus response closely, after complaints (111 points, 28 comments)
    5. Individuals who intentionally spread the novel coronavirus could be charged with terrorism for the "purposeful exposure and infection of others," a Justice Department memo says (85 points, 6 comments)
    6. US issues order to bring former troops back to active duty to assist in coronavirus response (83 points, 5 comments)
    7. US gun lobby sues California for not exempting gun stores from coronavirus measures (76 points, 27 comments)
    8. Mexico’s president shifts tone on coronavirus, urges people to stay home, warns of dire consequences (75 points, 13 comments)
    9. As demand for necessities rises, truckers step up their efforts while obstacles mount (62 points, 6 comments)
    10. Home is the safest place to be while a pandemic rages outside. But for some, home is not a haven from violence and abuse. Resources for victims of domestic violence can be found at the end of this article. (60 points, 7 comments)
  4. 2043 points, 32 submissions: johntempleton
    1. NEW: CDC guidance on masks expected to change in next 10 days. Americans will be advised to wear masks in everyday life. Current recommendation is for high-risk groups only. (576 points, 237 comments)
    2. We Now Know Who Society’s Essential Workers Are. And They’re Among The Lowest Paid. (212 points, 45 comments)
    3. Feds Add Gun Companies to 'Essential' Business List Amid Coronavirus Outbreak (163 points, 103 comments)
    4. Data shows Amazon raised prices during pandemic alongside sellers accused of price gouging (147 points, 21 comments)
    5. More than 800K physicians beg: let experts, not holidays, determine when public gatherings are safe again (142 points, 12 comments)
    6. Kennels go empty after every animal gets adopted at Colorado shelter amid outbreak. (77 points, 9 comments)
    7. NYC nurse on coronavirus front lines dies from COVID-19 after texting sister 'I'm okay' (77 points, 6 comments)
    8. New York Sports Clubs sued for still charging gym fees for more than 600,000 members despite coronavirus closure (75 points, 1 comment)
    9. Instacart Workers Are Going on a Massive Strike Next Week: beginning March 30, workers will refuse to accept orders until Instacart concedes to a list of terms regarding coronavirus safety and sick leave. (63 points, 13 comments)
    10. Over 500 NYPD members test positive for coronavirus (57 points, 11 comments)
  5. 1528 points, 2 submissions: TheParchedOne
    1. Hours after receiving $25,000,000 in aid from Coronavirus bill, Kennedy Center for the Arts tells its employees they will no longer be paid after April 3rd... (1460 points, 361 comments)
    2. EU Certified tests made in China withdrawn in Spain after poor accuracy rate. Maybe the CDC was right in insisting on their own? (68 points, 13 comments)
  6. 1456 points, 1 submission: halfprice06
    1. Wuhan reported only about 2,500 #coronavirus deaths, but 5,000 urns were delivered to one mortuary over just 2 days. “Wuhan has seven other mortuaries.” (1456 points, 269 comments)
  7. 1090 points, 2 submissions: C3R3B3
    1. British Scientific Advisers Claim China’s Outbreak Could Be ‘15 To 40 Times’ Worse Than Reported, Report Says (1057 points, 126 comments)
    2. Could defective imported masks and PPE could be behind the inability of lock down countries to control hospital deaths and infections? (33 points, 14 comments)
  8. 845 points, 1 submission: Zarabbyy
    1. 5 family friends have passed away in Iran from Corona. All their autopsies were faked to cover up the death tally. (845 points, 88 comments)
  9. 617 points, 1 submission: YankeeDoodleMacaroon
    1. Australia must have a 'long, hard' look at further relations with China (617 points, 142 comments)
  10. 615 points, 1 submission: Froggie162
    1. Every day feels like watching 9/11 happeng over and over again. Half the people don't believe it and the other half are stunned. I feel like a prophet cause I have watched this train wreck from Jan. I am so angry at the gov, peeps, social media, cdc and who.... so many will die from NON covid 19... (615 points, 183 comments)
  11. 599 points, 8 submissions: Mcnst
    1. Report from 2008 accurately predicts supply chain disruptions & critical shortages of PPE / ventilators during a future pandemic. They foresaw the dangerous move of most PPE manufacturing to Asia, and urged large boosts to domestic production and national stockpiles. (368 points, 29 comments)
    2. Passengers from China to Toronto board connecting flights WITHOUT testing¶ Weeks into the pandemic, enhanced screening is still not in place, despite Trudeau's assurances. (84 points, 10 comments)
    3. Coronavirus test results in Texas are taking up to 10 days (42 points, 16 comments)
    4. Albertsons/Safeway subsidiary Shaw’s Supermarkets confirms employees at three NH stores tested positive for COVID-19; stores remain open after being disinfected, remaining workers continue working without any quarantine taking place (32 points, 14 comments)
    5. Texas knew a pandemic was coming. We had a plan. But then the Legislature botched it. ¶ Back in 2014, after the Ebola epidemic, the Texas Senate was ready to fix confusing local disease orders and stockpile a bunch of surgical masks. (26 points, 3 comments)
    6. The @WHO's representative in Moscow says she is "horrified" by the failure of Russians to embrace 'social distancing.' Melita Vujnovic believes unless something changes fast the number of Covid-19 cases will explode in Russia. (23 points, 2 comments)
    7. Rice University develops low-cost ventilators to help fight coronavirus (14 points, 0 comments)
    8. NYC nurses write to Tucker sharing experiences facing coronavirus pandemic (10 points, 1 comment)
  12. 557 points, 1 submission: Apterygiformes
    1. Anyone considering a 4 day work week after all this is over? (557 points, 180 comments)
  13. 458 points, 3 submissions: sc2003
    1. 25-Year-Old Pharmacy Technician Dies From Coronavirus In Riverside County, No Underlying Health Conditions Reported (281 points, 53 comments)
    2. Simple DIY masks could help flatten the curve. We should all wear them in public. (137 points, 40 comments)
    3. ORLY - More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection (40 points, 8 comments)
  14. 436 points, 1 submission: DontMicrowaveCats
    1. Covering their tracks? Sometime in the last 3 months, OSHA removed this decades-old guidance for employers to stockpile PPE/facemasks for at-risk employees in preparation for a pandemic. (436 points, 31 comments)
  15. 426 points, 1 submission: jchang23
    1. VIDEO: Quarantined New Yorker Tries to Recreate 'Italy Magic' By Singing Out Window -- But is Told to 'Shut The F**k Up' – The American Mirror (426 points, 68 comments)
  16. 426 points, 1 submission: lockedemosthe
    1. Now that China is closing its borders to foreigners, China’s stance on closing borders because of the virus has not aged well. (426 points, 84 comments)
  17. 393 points, 1 submission: kram189
    1. The United States Donated 17.8 Tons Of Medical Gear to China in February (393 points, 137 comments)
  18. 377 points, 1 submission: jjjhkvan
    1. With over 500 deaths per day Covid-19 is now the 3rd leading cause of death in the US only behind heart disease (1,772 per day) and cancer (1,641). (377 points, 73 comments)
  19. 351 points, 1 submission: godhatesnormies
    1. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese-made so-called FFP2 masks used by Dutch hospital staff are being recalled for failing safety standards: “It’s FFP0.8 at best” (351 points, 54 comments)
  20. 331 points, 2 submissions: John_GuoTong
    1. One of these graphs is not like the other... Proof of China's Fake Numbers (185 points, 61 comments)
    2. Faulty Virus Kits Sold to Europe? Not Our Problem! Europeans are too stupid to use them "correctly"! Shameless China Keeps Digging! ! ! (146 points, 24 comments)
  21. 317 points, 1 submission: KotexPremium98
    1. Wuhan Death Estimates: 40,000+ (317 points, 69 comments)
  22. 317 points, 1 submission: emilio911
    1. COVID-19 is possibly airborne even if the WHO says it isn't. Too soon to know, says an expert. (317 points, 87 comments)
  23. 314 points, 1 submission: Iwannadrinkthebleach
    1. New York hospitalization by age (314 points, 57 comments)
  24. 302 points, 4 submissions: MayonaiseRemover
    1. 'Some may even die, I don't know': Former Wells Fargo CEO wants people to go back to work and 'see what happens' (276 points, 58 comments)
    2. NHS paramedic evicted from home for fear he would spread Covid-19 (12 points, 2 comments)
    3. They're going to let the elderly die off to keep the economy going. Should we let that happen? (9 points, 19 comments)
    4. Alex Jones ordered to stop selling fake coronavirus cures (5 points, 4 comments)
  25. 298 points, 7 submissions: abscbnnotforsale
    1. Whoa -- Andrew Cuomo says he will sue Rhode Island if governor there (a Democrat) doesn't roll back the policy requiring New York travelers to quarantine. (100 points, 28 comments)
    2. The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) said that donated test kits from China were only 40% accurate (77 points, 16 comments)
    3. Rich Europeans Flee Virus for 2nd Homes, Spreading Fear and Fury (68 points, 10 comments)
    4. FDA approving ‘off-label’ use for hydroxychloroquine to help coronavirus patients) (23 points, 2 comments)
    5. Coronavirus outbreak: Indian police use the "coronahelmet" to raise awareness during lockdown (15 points, 10 comments)
    6. Dr. Anthony Fauci Apologizes for Snapping at Reporter for Tedros Question (12 points, 6 comments)
    7. How Ohio and its Republican governor is flattening the coronavirus curve (3 points, 4 comments)

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  2. Stealth3S3 (665 points, 8 comments)
  3. cocobisoil (649 points, 9 comments)
  4. north_argyll (589 points, 5 comments)
  5. John_GuoTong (581 points, 54 comments)
  6. catsdorimjobs (504 points, 10 comments)
  7. ProfessorSmoker (502 points, 1 comment)
  8. burnzwhenipeeee (433 points, 14 comments)
  9. ninteljoe (398 points, 6 comments)
  10. Green_Christmas_Ball (365 points, 9 comments)
  11. rich-nyc (359 points, 59 comments)
  12. ExaltedStillness (355 points, 6 comments)
  13. Mbedner3420 (353 points, 2 comments)
  14. Satoyama_Will (325 points, 17 comments)
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  16. C3R3B3 (315 points, 18 comments)
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  20. ptear (291 points, 10 comments)
  21. cjgroveuk (265 points, 19 comments)
  22. UnnecessaryFlapjacks (256 points, 18 comments)
  23. Muuncrash (247 points, 3 comments)
  24. gabriels_feather (246 points, 6 comments)
  25. Kendralina (240 points, 8 comments)

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  1. Yes China, we believe you 100 percent by garydawson009 (4511 points, 611 comments)
  2. Hours after receiving $25,000,000 in aid from Coronavirus bill, Kennedy Center for the Arts tells its employees they will no longer be paid after April 3rd... by TheParchedOne (1460 points, 361 comments)
  3. Wuhan reported only about 2,500 #coronavirus deaths, but 5,000 urns were delivered to one mortuary over just 2 days. “Wuhan has seven other mortuaries.” by halfprice06 (1456 points, 269 comments)
  4. British Scientific Advisers Claim China’s Outbreak Could Be ‘15 To 40 Times’ Worse Than Reported, Report Says by C3R3B3 (1057 points, 126 comments)
  5. Japan slams WHO head over spread of coronavirus by SeventhConstellation (874 points, 58 comments)
  6. 5 family friends have passed away in Iran from Corona. All their autopsies were faked to cover up the death tally. by Zarabbyy (845 points, 88 comments)
  7. Australia must have a 'long, hard' look at further relations with China by YankeeDoodleMacaroon (617 points, 142 comments)
  8. Every day feels like watching 9/11 happeng over and over again. Half the people don't believe it and the other half are stunned. I feel like a prophet cause I have watched this train wreck from Jan. I am so angry at the gov, peeps, social media, cdc and who.... so many will die from NON covid 19... by Froggie162 (615 points, 183 comments)
  9. NEW: CDC guidance on masks expected to change in next 10 days. Americans will be advised to wear masks in everyday life. Current recommendation is for high-risk groups only. by johntempleton (576 points, 237 comments)
  10. Taiwan extends invite to US journalists barred by China by SeventhConstellation (566 points, 33 comments)

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  1. 608 points: Stealth3S3's comment in Hours after receiving $25,000,000 in aid from Coronavirus bill, Kennedy Center for the Arts tells its employees they will no longer be paid after April 3rd...
  2. 551 points: cocobisoil's comment in Yes China, we believe you 100 percent
  3. 507 points: garydawson009's comment in Yes China, we believe you 100 percent
  4. 502 points: ProfessorSmoker's comment in Yes China, we believe you 100 percent
  5. 472 points: catsdorimjobs's comment in Wuhan reported only about 2,500 #coronavirus deaths, but 5,000 urns were delivered to one mortuary over just 2 days. “Wuhan has seven other mortuaries.”
  6. 338 points: Mbedner3420's comment in Australia must have a 'long, hard' look at further relations with China
  7. 321 points: Green_Christmas_Ball's comment in Anyone considering a 4 day work week after all this is over?
  8. 308 points: north_argyll's comment in British Scientific Advisers Claim China’s Outbreak Could Be ‘15 To 40 Times’ Worse Than Reported, Report Says
  9. 289 points: ninteljoe's comment in Yes China, we believe you 100 percent
  10. 283 points: Batmans_backup's comment in Wuhan reported only about 2,500 #coronavirus deaths, but 5,000 urns were delivered to one mortuary over just 2 days. “Wuhan has seven other mortuaries.”
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2020.03.05 20:50 StaringOverACliff Conformation: The basics part 1

As I'm typing this, the miniature poodle is being declared the first group winner of Crufts 2020 dog show. Quite the coincidence, I assure you, although it did provide additional inspiration to write this post.
Over the years, I've heard many people scoff at dog shows, calling it a glorified beauty contest. Surprisingly, dog shows were started and continue to serve a very practical purpose - determining dogs that best match a breed standard based on structure, gait, appearance and temperament.
Attend any high-profile dog show, and you'll see a diverse group of people at the venue. First you have the general public which consist of local families with their kids. Not always, but generally, this group have little idea as to the nuances of the show. They're here to cheer for their favorite dogs and breeds. Some are here to scope out their next pet or ask breeders questions. Some are simply here for the dog-friendly experience.
Then you have the dog-fanciers. These citizens know quite a bit about dogs. They probably own a dog, compete in a sport, attend shows in their free time, or have experience training dogs.
Last but not least, you have the experts. These group includes the professional handlers, breeders, trainers, and owners of the show dogs. They have generally years of experience, and may partake as judges or assistants in the show.
I am no expert. To put myself in a category, I would say I'm a newbie fancier, still learning the ins-and-outs of conformation. I started on this journey with my current dog, a border collie. His breeder urged me to "show" him. It peaked my interest in the subject, and I started studying diligently from there.
How do you "show" a dog? What do judges look for? There is surprisingly little on the subject written for the layman.
First, your dog has to meet the basic requirements. In the United States, the American Kennel Club (AKC) is one of the largest breed organizations. Their requirements for conformation are that your dog be: 6 months or older, registered, and not neutered/spayed (1).
There are arguably two parts to every good show dog: the breeding and the training. It is widely believed that a dog's structure influences his functional capabilities. With breeding, the goal is to obtain a dog that best "conforms" to the written breed standard - hence why the event is called conformation! But good breeding is only half the picture; champion show dogs are carefully trained to hold focus in the ring, walk with a characteristic gait, and be calm with handling. Conformation is no cake-walk!
In the next part, I'll talk more about analyzing breed standards, different gaits, and more!
To be continued...
Sources:
  1. https://www.akc.org/sports/conformation/
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2020.03.05 18:09 Petsellergo Interesting Facts About Popular Designer Dogs

Most of you are wondering about what the Heck is a Designer Dog? and why are they so much popular in western countries? In this Article we cover lots of facts about popular designer dog breeds. If you are looking for the definition of designer dog on Google, then you might be landed on this top Urban Dictionary definition from 2008. “Designer Dog -What irresponsible backyard breeders and puppy mills call mutts and sell for exorbitant amounts of money.” It seems that many of the definitions found on the site follow suit. But, is there more to it? Are designer dogs more than just mutts with hefty price tags? Well, how did the designer dog trend start? Throughout human history, man has bred dogs to achieve offspring good at performing specific tasks. From hunting dogs to herding dogs, most of the purebred dogs we know today are indeed mixes of other dogs either still around or extinct.
Before the term “designer dog” came into vogue, there was the Cockapoo – a hybrid breed that came into popularity in the 1960’s. This breed is the combination of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. He’s been quite the popular pet known for his intelligence and affection. Nowadays, the Cockapoo breed is considered one of the founding fathers of the “designer dogs”, but the term doesn’t appear until decades later. That honor goes to the Labradoodle, which as the name suggests is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Standard Poodle. The Labradoodle is often cited as creating the “designer dog’ craze with a little help from the media. The Labradoodle became known in 1988, when Australian breeder Wally Conron crossed the
Labrador Retriever and Standard Poodle at the Royal Guide Dogs Associations of Australia in Victoria. Conron wanted to combine the low-shedding coat of the poodle with the gentleness and trainability of a Labrador retriever, to provide a guide dog suitable for people with allergies to fur and dander. The resulting dog was a success. Labradoodles are now widely used around the world as guide, assistance, and therapy dogs, as well as being popular family dogs. The name Labradoodle, like Cockapoo, is a portmanteau, a word created by smashing two words together. It’s become the norm in designer dog naming.
One such purebred dog with mixed breed roots is the Rat Terrier. The Rat Terrier recipe ended up with more than seven ingredients, including Smooth Fox Terrier, the now-extinct Old English White Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Bull Terrier, Whippet, Italian Greyhound, and Beagle. Yet, the Rat Terrier is considered a breed and recognized by the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club. It seems that every combination of dog imaginable has been tried. We’ve got Puggles (Poodle and Beagle Mixes), Chiweenies (Chihuahua-Dachshund mixes), Beago (Golden Retriever mix with Beagle) and everything else imaginable. While Poodles are often one of the two parents (mostly for their intelligence and no shed coat) it seems that no two dogs are off-limits to be designer dog crosses. Currently, the fad has slowed, especially compared to its height in the 1990’s. But it’s still alive and well. One of the newest designer dogs to hit the scene is the Pomsky. This cross between the Pomeranian and Siberian Husky created in 2012 has swept the Internet. The puppies are adorable, no doubt. So, I guess you're asking, “What’s the difference between a designer dog and a mutt?” A mutt, also referred to as a random-bred dog, results from breeding different purebreds or other mixed-breed dogs together. The dogs have no pedigree, and usually are the result of accidental matings. It’s difficult if not impossible to predict what these puppies will look like or how they’ll behave.
Mixed breed dogs make wonderful pets, though. They are a popular choice for pets all over the world. The term “designer dog” refers to a hybrid. Hybrids are created by combining existing breeds to form new ones. They are intentionally paired usually and the heritage of the parents is known in a true designer dog. Breeders dedicated to establishing the variety as a true breed work to establish a predictable type, working with several generations of dogs. But the line between the two is not always so well defined. The designer dog label today is used to market hybrid dogs, which may (or may not) be more healthy, cute, trainable or any other fill-in-the-blank claim. Puppy mills jumped on the designer dog bandwagon to create boatloads of interesting mixes they sell for high prices, all with the portmanteau style names. Sometimes it seems that the name is more important than breed comparability or desirable traits
of the resulting dog. “Oh, those two names sound cute smashed together, breed it.” Shelters have even gotten in on the action. Shelters sometimes label mixed breeds as a designer breed to promote adoptions. Conron’s misgivings were not about creating the Labradoodle. This designer dog has been a wonderful service dog, proving not only great at being a guide dog for the blind but as a helping companion for people with all types of physical and mental handicaps. His misgiving seems to stem from the fact that living creatures have become a fad, that designer dog breed names were being used as a marketing ploy, and that labels were more important than the dogs’ well being. So, what do you think? Do you share Conron’s concerns? Are designer dogs just high-priced mutts? Let’s discuss it in another great Article.
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2020.02.21 02:42 SimplyEchoX Learn Book,About Dogs

The dog is one of the most popular pets in the world (of course cat lovers will argue for cats). Dogs have long played an important role in the lives of humans. It's thought that dogs have been pets for thousands of years. Dogs are often called Man's Best Friend. This is because dogs help man out in so many ways.
Types and Breeds of Dogs
There are lots of breeds and types of dogs. Dogs vary in size from very small (just a couple of inches tall) to very large (three feet tall). Some breeds of dogs are considered better for indoor or outdoor pets and some breeds are considered working dogs. Jobs that dogs perform include hunting, police work, rescue work, and seeing-eye dogs for the blind. Because dogs are intelligent and willing to be trained, they make a great companion and work animal.
Dogs are mammals. Different breeds have different characteristics and skills, but most dogs have large teeth, can run fast and jump, walk on their toes, and have strong muscles.
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Smelling, Seeing, Hearing
Dogs have very good senses. They have an excellent sense of smell which has made dogs good at tracking as well as sniffing out illegal items like drugs or bombs. Some dogs are specifically bred to increase their sense of smell. Dogs also have an excellent field of vision allowing them to see almost in a complete circle. Their hearing is very sensitive as well and has a large frequency range. This enables dogs to hear sounds that are much higher than humans. Their great hearing makes them good guard dogs.
Dogs as Pets
Dogs can be great pets for kids. The key is to train both the dog and the child. Kids must learn how to treat a dog so the dog will not retaliate. There are many expert trainers who can help you choose the right dog for your family as well as help train your dog and children how to behave.
Choosing a Dog
There are lots of great breeds out there, but each one is different. If you decide to have a dog for a pet, you need to choose a dog that fits your lifestyle. Some things to consider:
Fun Facts About Dogs
The Border Collie is a breed of dog that was originally bred to help herd sheep. It's an energetic fun dog and is considered the most intelligent of the dog breeds.
How big is the Border Collie?
The Border Collie is a medium size dog. Males weigh around 30 to 45 pounds and are about 20 inches tall at the withers (shoulders). Females are slightly smaller.
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Border Collie's coats come in a variety of colors. Black and white is the most common, but they also commonly come in black/white/tan, red/white, and black/red/white. There are other colors, too, such as red/gold or just a single color, but they are less common. Their coat is medium length and doesn't shed too much.
Where does the Border Collie come from?
The Border Collie was originally bred in the late 1800s in the border country between Scotland and England. The original dog was a collie named Old Hemp. He was such a good sheep dog that many other shepherds used him to father more dogs for them to use as sheep dogs. Thus the new breed was born. Originally it was called the Scotch Sheep Dog.
Border Collies in Sports
Border Collies are one of the most intelligent and athletic of dogs. As a result, they are a favorite in many dog sports competitions, especially sheep herding.
Does it make a good pet?
The Border Collie can make a great pet for the right owner and family. The most important thing is that they get lots of exercise, attention, and stimulation. Without this they may go a bit crazy and start acting up and chewing up the house. They also may be a bit too aggressive in their herding behavior for small children. Owners need to keep in mind that Border Collies are highly intelligent and bred to herd sheep all day. They should be treated accordingly.
Fun Facts about the Border Collie
The Dachshund is a small dog with a long body and short legs. It is a very popular dog breed in the United States and has a great lively and friendly personality. Because of their long body they are often called wiener dogs or hot dogs.
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What were they originally bred for?
Dachshunds were originally bred in Germany to hunt badgers in their burrows. The name Dachshund actually means badger dog in German. In the 1600s the Germans bred the dog to be fearless and have a good sense of smell. This enabled it to dig into badger burrows and fight them or flush them out.
How big do they get?
There are two official sizes of Dachshunds; standard and miniature. The standard dachshund could weigh anywhere from 16 to 30 pounds while the miniature typically weighs less than 11 pounds.
Different Dachshund Coats
Dachshunds have three different coat varieties: 1) smooth has a smooth and shiny coat 2) wirehaired has a short rough outer coat with a beard and eyebrows 3) longhaired has a sleek coat of longer hair. Their coats come in all sorts of colors and patterns.
Temperament
Dachshunds are lively and courageous despite their small size. They can be stubborn to train. They like to chase small animals, birds, balls or just about anything that moves. They can be loyal to their owners and standoffish to people they don't know. They have a fairly loud bark and can make a good watchdog.
Health
This breed does have a health problem with its long back. Because its spinal cord is so long, it can develop back problems. As a result owners need to handle the dog carefully and be mindful of its back. This is one reason why they are not the best choice of pets for children. Also, obesity can make back problems worse, so pet owners need to watch their diet.
Fun Facts about Dachshunds
The German Shepherd is one of the most popular breeds of dogs in the United States. It is friendly, strong, protective, and loyal.
How big do German Shepherds get?
German Shepherds are big dogs. They generally grow to around two feet tall at the withers (shoulder blades) and weigh between 50 and 90 pounds. Their ears are large and generally stand up straight. They are longer than tall and are generally well proportioned and muscular looking.
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The German Shepherd Coat
They can be most any color, but most are tan and black or reddish and black. They can be all black or sable as well. Their coat is a double coat which helps keep them warm. The outer coat sheds year round. Mostly the coat length is medium, but there is a variety of German Shepherd that has long hair.
Working Dogs
German Shepherds were first bred as working dogs primarily to herd sheep and protect them from predators. Today they are used widely as police dogs and sometimes military dogs. They are also excellent scent dogs where they are trained to sniff out drugs, bombs, and in search and rescue missions.
German Shepherds as Pets
The German Shepherd is one of the most popular pets in America. This is because they can act as good guard dogs as well as good pets. They are protective and loyal to their owners. They also are intelligent and obedient.
German Shepherds need a lot of activity and exercise. They are highly active dogs and want to please their owners. They are not the most friendly dogs to people they don't know. They can be aloof until they get to know someone. If not properly trained they can be overprotective of their family.
Are they healthy dogs?
German Shepherds tend to live to around 10 years old, which is about right for dogs of their size. The one health issue they tend to have is hip and elbow problems later in life. They also tend to get ear infections.
Fun Facts about German Shepherds
The Golden Retriever is one of the more popular dogs in the United States. It makes an excellent pet as well as a work dog. It's a medium size dog known for its golden coat.
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Where do Golden Retrievers come from?
They were originally bred in Scotland in the late 1800s by Lord Tweedmouth to retrieve birds, especially waterfowl that were shot down while hunting. As a result, they are excellent retrievers and love the water. They also have a soft mouth which enables them to carry game without damaging it. The original Golden Retriever was a mix of a number of breeds including the Tweed Water Spaniel, the Yellow Retriever, the Bloodhound, and the Irish Setter.
How big do they get?
Golden Retrievers grow to around 22 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh between 50 and 75 pounds when full grown. Females are generally slightly smaller than males. Their golden coats are dense and waterproof. Their fur can be straight or slightly wavy. They have a lifespan of around 11 years.
Work Dogs
Like many dogs, Golden Retrievers were first bred to work. Initially they were hunting dogs, but due to their intelligence, obedience, and desire to perform they have been used in other areas as well. They love to work, but also have the patience to sit still and wait when needed. Today they are used as guide dogs for the blind, search and rescue dogs, narcotics detection dogs, hearing dogs for the deaf, and they are still popular hunting dogs.
As Pets
Because of the Golden Retriever's good demeanor, they are very popular as pets. Typically they are intelligent, calm, loving, athletic, and eager to please. They tend to be gentle towards kids and other animals as well and are often easy to train. Because they are so nice and unaggressive, however, they are not the best guard dogs as they are generally nice to all people, even strangers.
Fun Facts about Golden Retrievers
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2020.01.12 04:23 JonathanPhillipFox It was going to be a comment and now I have a migraine so just take it like this; please? It's Really Good Stuff on Rhetorical and Legal Frameworks Used for Oppression, all over the place, Zero Tolerance most obviously and that's the nominalisation I ran with

Post: https://www.reddit.com/boringdystopia/comments/encqva/murica/
comment: level 1C_Hersh_934 points·3 hours ago
This is literally in Vietnam
My Response:
yeah I was about say, "where are seventeen middle aged white men threatening to shoot them on account of their protocol requires it," you know, "zero tolerance," which,
If I'm being honest, is not merely bullshit but such of a sort of bullshit that it is a heartbreak-causing tragedy that it hasn't been explored, thoroughly, and described as such, "this is the paradox in play, _______."
What zero tolerance is, in actuality, is a preemptive legal manuever, for which actual people are sacrificed unnecessarily- and in every instance, furthermore it's like...
The Lifeisafuck involved with CEO Salaries; there are two, distinct, rhetorical components to that number, "7 trillion a quarter," whatever, and only one of them holds water in the way of basic inferential logic,
#1. Market Rate for Rarified Skills, the Most Highly Skilled Mans in our Meritocracy, who are Burgomaster, Also.
#2. Anthony Commands a $7trillion-a-quarter valuation; you want to hire Anthony; Anthony Says, "Nice Try, Fuck-0, for you that's $20trillion," and why?
If Anthony Fucks Up, Kabloowey goes that $7 Trillion Valuation, so, you've got to pay him $20 to hedge it; on first pass, this makes sense- it really does, on a person-to-person level; one a second: he just said he might Dick It, why isn't that blowing Anthony's Valuation, the very admission that he isn't, necessarily, an Extremely Talented Man Worth $7Trillion a Quarter? Isn't this conversation directly contrary to how evaluations happen in our economy; and don't you suspect that if you could hire Elon Musk, he wouldn't do very much for your venture compared to how your venture advertises Elon Musk, benefit of every doubt and dismal return falling to Musk?
Zero Tolerance is very much an opposite end of that same spectrum, one in which the Evaluation Process is more like an Individualization of Agency process, one of a depth and extremity relative to your cultural affinity to whatever institution, so very incredibly literally that it's become normal to shift coastlines and timezones from where you grew up, to go to undergrad, again for graduate school, again for post-doc or internship again for _____ and when my neighborhood was built in the late 19th century people didn't leave their goddamned neighborhood much, you know; we all know that everyone is a little bit of an anarchist is somebody else's town, give or take the impressions they'd like to leave behind; the people who aren't Anarchists Abroad are fucking liars- not about that, they are serial liars abroad, lies with which they zip their coats up to their throats, just like home, and no Anarchy- this is a rule, and I'm sure of it- these individualization of accountable agency processes are de-indidividuating, themselves, it's what they do to a person in those circumstances- the way a dog with lots of personality gets put in a kennel for a few weeks and comes back shell shocked out of these habits; the way our culture works, one is easily- and I've recently heard someone say something along these lines, a very smart person-one is easily led to believe that the world began like project Mayhem in Fight Club, grunting idiots punching over what they want to eat and fuck and where they get to sleep, non, we could Sing before we could Speak, & Poetry came before Prose-and this happened within recorded history, the greeks figuring out what to call not-poetry- the world was not created out of homogenized commodified parts, there have never been so many homogenized commodified parts as there are people without a place that needs them as a part right now, and, Zero Tolerance, Conceptually, in it's various iterations by that name, or another, though always within the real of people being evaluated for their worthwhile ability to do people stuff- so that's kinda damn narrow, really- that's done so that when there is a shooting or is a sexual assault or is any earnest incident of whatever nature someone was so concerned about as to convince that institution to make a policy directive, in the first place, the fact of having innnapropriately condemned something on an Other Side of What Shorelines this has crossed is what indemnifies this institution from responsibility.
.....the fact of having innnapropriately condemned something on an Other Side of What Shorelines something awful and forwarned has crossed is what indemnifies this institution from responsibility.
You see what Fucking awful that is?
The other shoreline isn't close to that horrible thing, it's not mistaking an essay comparing Spring Breakers to Euripedes The Bakkhai (apt as fuck, though I just made it up) for a Hit List or Sexual Harassment By Content it's saying this could be construed that way in court, (end of Statement,) though this is only relevant because this culling will indemnify my employer when there is, in fact, a school shooting, or someone is, in fact, harrassed to the point of injury and so deserving some recompensation. or something of this or a related nature- the application of Zero Tolerance is always something bullshit, always something notional, always something which could in a layman's theory be argued by an attorney to have meant something and that this is a hamfisted, quasi-correct understanding of what argumentation could be made in the courts without any consideration of Why, Under What Reasonable Grievance By Whom is exactly the reason why having made such a serious decision upon such an hysterical premise routed in an undeniably fallacious understanding of what the Bad Thing Is and how the law works, and what our rights are. "that of fucking course they missed the shooter and they would be a monster to have faked the expulsion of those students; fucking hillbillies."
It establishes what kind of dumb you are for an employers legal timeline following a failure to uphold their basic responsibilities; this is an easy trick to get away with because, and especially when these folks aren't used to having power- a dumb loud boy, or an obnoxious rich girl trying to be postmodern and coming off racist, or, and I'd highly recommend reading through this list, an entire fucking, "this thing within the adult world occupied by a Real Life governed, now, in the world of ideas and most of these far outside of mainstream American Approval ; there is no way to do an Oprah Model of This Film. or This Film, or This Film, and wiithin which, you'll no doubt agree, the deeply painful things that are expressed are expressed within them are conveyed through, and especially relatively, mundane circumstances and without any obvious injury to anyone either on screen, or, by any obvious implication of the production itself or resulting in any way from what had been filmed; these are the only means of censorship, these means can not protect someone from wanting to drown this fucker in a lake or scared and sad for these Russians, Scared and Sad for Ourselves; it's impossible to understand the implications of economics and ideology without an understanding of what hitting means, those to men were fine, the implications of greater and irreperable violence are also accureate- it looks like that, the distressing feature of which is not any aspect it's all of their affect and all of the action; it's because that that's what a high context looks like when it's smashed, that's the shock of it; this is literally the thing which is shocking, in a human life.
...and yet, what do you feel seeing the opening montage of that first film?
The same as me, that's good, the music doesn't drop that dead little girl into a white man's narration of her life; it vindicates hers, in that moment, and almost-or-actually deifies her in it- places all, all, all of those rich, exploitative British who treated her country like property and within her context, all alone, they are shamed and made less-than human in their very highest grasping at the holy thing that she has mastered; as individuals, "otherwise;" the crawling fellow is so fucked up that his buddies don't even look at him, that was how he died, for real, and yet if her world holds those lovely and delicate things- if ours is only the hurtful, debased and cruelly stupid?- the word is maybe Sublime, but the effect is somewhat of an omnicidal schadenfreude- and this is my point, the scenes within which there is some very great and terminal violence, threatened, or carried out- on a human scale- these we will likely feel as a Joy; and if not, then, I suppose and anger though that's not really something Jonny Feels TBH; this is where I'm trailing off.
My Premis is:
  1. Zero Tolerance is not a policy, it is a preemptive legal defense, though it is not a preemptive legal defense against anything to do with or having been done to harm the feelings or welfare of an aggrieved class of people (or any member or members of one such group); it is not an attempt to disallow a harmful behavior or it's precursors in a particular environment, it is not for the benefit of any party involved in an application of a Zero Tolerance Policy, nor is it an institutional defense against any grievances potentially conferred by a precursor action or statement to which that or any institution may be held liable; it's purpose has nothing to do with any application of Zero Tolerance or anything legal at all appertaining to an application of Zero Tolerance, at all; every application of the policy is a harm done deliberately and if it has been described as an application of a zero-tolerance policy than it has been named, as such, "without any rational belief, without any justifiable grounds, and without any belief that these might be a necessary precursor to such an action." It probably doesn't happen, but I'm very Good With Logic and Rhetoric, I could Condemn Anyone In Any System Without Zero Tolerance iesu crist, could I fuck over one person with one-no limit...ᴵᶠ ᴵ'ᵈ ᵇᵉᵉⁿ ᵇᵒʳⁿ ᶦⁿ ᵗʰᵉ ᴱᵃˢᵗᵉʳⁿ ᴮˡᵒᶜᵏ...ᴾʰᶦˡᵃᵈᵉˡᵖʰᶦᵃ ʷᵒᵘˡᵈ ᵇᵉ ᵃ ˢᵗᵃˢᶦ ᵖʳᶦˢᵒⁿ; ²⁸⁸ ᴹᶦˡˡᶦᵒⁿ ᴬᵐᵉʳᶦᶜᵃⁿˢ ᶦⁿ ᶦᵗ, ᵐᵉ ᵃⁿᵈ ᵗʷᵒ ᵐᶦˡˡᶦᵒⁿ ᵒᵘᵗ...
  2. "Look at this cruelty done out of apparent ignorance, the significant harmful impact of a binary decision making heuristic misapplied to a dynamic situation of relatively little significance; unless monstrous people, we must conclude that this was done in an apparent earnestness, and thus reveals an apparently earnest understanding, on their part, as to the nature of and what to do about Problem andso it isn't their fault that it happened anyway- it isn't their fault that a kid inches from an Idiot Martyrdom was Invisible, or a Reported Rape Failed to be taken as seriously as a sexting incident, whatever it was, these people punished for being Tall, because it is like being Aggressive, so long as only one perspective matters and misunderstandings are designed to cause an unfair harm- or Sexually Self Expressive, which can cause other people to be too interested and thus behave in some disgusting ways, themselves, as an audience- which is, in a way, disgusting behavior that is your fault if the disruption of an ill-defined forbidden realm of discourse which has occured within plain view of a neutral party must be attributed to an individual, and that individual must be held to an irreversible account- that this is an incorrect assessment of one's moral and legal responsibilities as an agent of that institution, and grievously so, is very reason that it is useful as a defense.
  3. That this was an application of an unwarranted- and, as I suspect would be recognized in any sane and virtuous system of law#United_Kingdom) in afunctional society- also illegal- use of institutional authority as damaging, or more, than violence- the nature of the mechanism ensures that they will be of some heuristically advantaged class or position relative to their narrative counterparts, with the Bureaucracy or it's Institutional Agent- who have been, in point of fact, either the only or by far the most active and impactful agents-either portrayed as neutral parties, which they are not, so long as there is some legal defense presented by this behavior in the event of some probable enough incident, to, for instance, undergo active shooter training, or designing a combat-corralled school for chrissakes- and so, I guess, if, when and where Zero Tolerance appears to have been the result of neutrality, which is neither possible, nor ever possibly true....you get it.... it would be a neutral agent and thus not-agent; furthermore, these institutions are rightfully inferred to be very bad at this kind of a thing, and an obvious, extremely likely, but ultimately incorrect inference from that is to presume that this was an escalation of peer conflict rather than an initiation of institutional inquisition; or not...
  4. If I'm right, though, then this implies that there is no effort to contravene extremist language on any of the major online outlets, or by any of the major online companies, merely an extremely, and in and of itself harmfully innapropriate application of a preemptive legal defense favored by institutions either impartial to harboring, or in some cases tacitly encouraging- think of the abuse and violence shielded and concealed by legal paradoxes suffered by gay communities, communities of color, and immigrant communities- in-group, home-territory predation, as well as out-group taking advantage, for a mere start- this isn't just about schools, this applies equally to a methamphetamine user or an undocumented immigrant who must often be defined by these characteristics, and first, in any interaction with their legal system; I have a legal RX for Dexedrine and Evekeo, I leave that shit in my pockets, in my car- stickers, of course, with the barcode on whatever it's in I'm bait, my Mommy's a Judge and so I'm 𝔇𝔞𝔰 𝔉𝔯𝔢𝔦𝔤𝔢𝔦𝔰𝔱 𝔞𝔫𝔡 ℑ 𝔢𝔞𝔱 𝔓𝔢𝔫𝔰𝔦𝔬𝔫𝔰 ahem.
  5. You see what I'm saying, though, and this was just my putting some serious mind to it because I'm not having a great day- and I think I actually resolved some of the apparent paradox in something close to plain language; we can not have issues that two generations, anymore, we must seek to resolve the bullshit swiftly or we are all fucked forever- the Romans Courts Cared, the Medieval Church occupying their stations gave no fuck, eat the wooden board or you're a witch fucking 𝖘𝖑𝖆𝖛𝖆
I want This School) doing This, and that video up there too- why the fuck not, they aren't Incelibates, they're cool man- they aren't gioing to snap and show off their true powers if someone treats them like an adult; I hate that there are no American Adults, because up until like 25 oh no, no no don't do that, it's fun it's fun and then pfff I guess nobody's paying attention so now you're an adult; it's true, isn't it? Americans are fucking adults only when and where Establishment, stability class adults aren't watching them; hm.
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2020.01.09 21:08 Reet_TripOutside [Fluff] How to Save 100,000 Stray Dogs in India

How to prevent over 100,000 stray dogs for being added to the stray dog population
TL;DR - Spaying and neutering dogs as a volunteer project in India and the impact that it has over the years. You can check out the full story with pictures here.
The title sounds crazy, right? According to this article and many others that back this claim, one unaltered female dog can create 67,000 in 6 years. Jaw dropped. Given this math, our project of spaying 8 puppies a mother (5 females, 3 males) would easily create over 402,000 puppies over 6 years. Now if you go by this math, you would think that would simply be billions of puppies and dogs on the streets of India. Well, there would be, if most of the puppies didn’t die within the first year of their birth from things like distemper, parvo, heat, cold, starvation, run over by cars, other dogs, people. That is why you don’t see the increase in dogs year after year. So I’m sandbagging heavily here and bringing that number down to a modest 100,000 over 6 years.
Julie and I are volunteering (Seva) while we are in India on our December 2019-early 2020 trip and one of the projects we are working on is making Chandigarh Golf Club, a rabies and puppy free zone. SevaStray can't exist without doing the Seva and understanding how hard the work is that is involved in helping the stray dogs.
This project involved a large effort by one of our Seva Stray partners Peedus People and the Golf Club. We will share more about this project as it gets completed. As part of the survey for the project, we found 8 puppies that were estimated to be slightly older than 3 months and in good health. They were perfect candidates for the work that Peedus People is doing, which is spaying and neutering young stray dogs.
Convincing India on the benefits of spaying and neutering stray dogs as puppies or young adults
It was not an easy task in terms of convincing the dog lovers and the golf club staff that sterilizing puppies is normal and can be done as early as 8 weeks old. I believe it helped that Inder from Peedus People spent 2 years in Animal Control in the United States before moving back to India and that Julie and I are from the US and mentioned that it is a normal process to spay and neuter puppies. We also explained all of the benefits which include:
PREPARATIONS FOR SNIP DAY
The first part of the process involved making sure that the puppies were healthy enough to go through the surgery. Two weeks before the surgery, we dewormed them and then followed up with parvo and distemper vaccinations. Once the puppies were healthy and vaccinated, we decided that the mom needed to stay with all of the puppies during the entire process and since she was no longer lactating, it was a perfect opportunity to spay her and let her recover with her puppies.
STERILIZATION DAY
On the first day, we took four female puppies to the vet and one by one had their sterilization done. They were so sweet and trusting in us, and the veterinary doctor did a phenomenal job of making the smallest incision possible. There was a lot of cuddling and puppy talk involved before and after the surgeries to keep them calm and warm. All four of the surgeries went really well, the puppies came back to the golf club to heal in a clean, dry and warm area built specifically for the dogs.
The next morning, Inder from Peedus People helped take the remaining four puppies to the vet and Julie and I attempted to capture the mom so we could keep her with the pups. Capturing an adult stray dog is one of the biggest challenges. Even though Octomom really trusted us and gave us lots of love and affection, she was still very cautious and would not let her guard down to allow us to pick her up. Luckily, she was very food motivated so I was able to use a simple travel kennel to lure her in and close the door behind her.
During the entire project at the golf club, we are making sure that we are using the most humane processes of capturing the dogs. We want to make sure that the dogs never get injured, traumatized, or become afraid of humans in the process. We handle the transportation cautiously and talk to the puppies and the adult dogs along the entire process, keeping them calm and relaxed.
Once at the vet, the four puppies and the mom received their surgeries within a few hours and we’re back at the golf club healing together.
POST CARE EFFORTS
Over the next four days, it was critical that we kept a very close eye on the puppies and the mom as there were so many dogs to monitor. They received daily antibiotics, multivitamins, wound cleaning treatments and twice a day feeding and cage cleaning. The greatest thing was to see how many people wanted to help with this project! There were only a few volunteers between Julie and I, Shifali and Inder from Peedus People but we kept meeting people that loved these dogs and the project. We met a gentleman, Captain Lalit, who had been caring for the puppies and their mother for a few months and he provided lots of food, support, dry bedding every single day.
“You can plan a pretty picnic but you can’t predict the weather”
...are the lyrics of the Outkast song that kept playing through my head for the last 2 days of the post-care. The weather was not on our side, although it doesn’t rain much in this area it happened to be three straight days of rain and cold weather.
With the support of the golf club, we jumped in and put extra coverage against rain right away. Captain Lalit, brought in tens of dry burlap sacks that we could use as bedding and we were able to keep the puppies dry warm and healthy through the process and they healed really well.
THE RELEASE PARTY
Five days after the surgery, we had a big release party and everyone was so excited to be part of it. It was so special to see all of the puppies going back to their areas and the mom being able to run around freely again. The first thing that the mom did was that she ran into the middle of the golf range and took a giant poop. Ahhh…. finally!
A SAD ENDING AFTER ALL...
Remember that statistic earlier that most puppies won’t survive to see their 1st birthday? Sadly, that may be the case for most of these puppies as well. Luckily, it won’t be from Parvo and Distemper, but the simple fact is that the area can’t sustain 8 new dogs. The area they live in is essentially a parking lot, and the puppies love to sleep and rest under the cars. They are also near a road where they may get hit by vehicles. Hopefully, they make it through these challenges and grow up to be able to find food and continue to survive.
Why not just adopt all the stray dogs in India?
Most Indians are not yet adopting dogs, the breeding of purebred dogs is still the 'cool trend' and the awareness on how amazing the Desi (Indie) dogs are is lacking. Peedus People and many other organizations are working hard to change this mindset and holding adoption drives at different locations but without much success. Things are changing, but just not at the rate of the puppy birth rates. We’re not giving up! We’re going to continue trying to bring the puppies to adoption drives, talk to everyone we know. If we can only save one, that will be a success.
We must be patient and strong
Although we started feeling great about the work that we all put in and wanted to pat ourselves on the back, the feeling of success was short-lived. We walked about 100 yards away from these puppies and found 5 additional puppies that are about 1 month old.
Back to work, time to start deworming and vaccinating these pups, waiting another 2 months so we can repeat the work again. We simply can’t give up, too many people have tried these projects in the past and have given up because of the overwhelming work ahead.
We have so much respect for the organizations that do this work day in and day out without giving up. Thank you so much!
How you could help If you read the post this far, I want to thank you for your interest, it truly means a lot. If you would like to support the work being done at the Golf Club, we urge you to help in the following way:

If you are reading this and you’re in India, please know that you too can make a difference. Don’t wait for the government, don’t wait for a non-profit, don’t wait for someone else to help the dogs that are suffering every day on the streets. There are 30-35 Million stray dogs in India, and although the problem seems overwhelming, all you have to do is start with helping one dog. Whether you’re a dog lover or hate the stray dogs, spay and neuter programs help everyone. We ask that you do some research on finding your local non-profit or talking to a vet that will help you take on a project to help make your area where you live a puppy free and rabies-free zone. You can do this, we know because we did this in our neighborhood and we aren’t dog experts.
Teamwork makes the dream work
This was one of the most challenging volunteer projects but also the most rewarding. It would not have been possible without the financial and volunteer support of many people that came forward to help. Friends coming to volunteer with us in the middle of the night, my family for sponsoring the spaying and neutering of all of the puppies financially.
Thank you all for reading the post.
🙏🏾Sat Sri Akal, Namaste 🙏🏾
Reet
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2019.12.11 14:34 tulsanewsbot What's happening around town (Wed, Dec 11th - Tue, Dec 17th)

Tulsa's event list.

Ongoing

  • Blue Dome Pop-Up Shops (Blue Dome District - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Dec 22nd Get your holiday shopping fix at the Blue Dome District in downtown Tulsa during this series of pop-up markets featuring…
  • Creepy Christmas Light Tour (Woodward Park - Tulsa) Thru Mon, Dec 23rd Haunted history and Christmas lights combine at Tulsa Spirit Tours' Creepy Christmas Light Tour. Learn all about the…
  • Garden of Lights (The Gardens - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Jan 5th Escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays with a visit to this magical garden aglow with lights during the Garden of…
  • 🍴 Lights on the Hill (Chandler Park - Tulsa) Thru Wed, Dec 25th Chandler Park will be ablaze with the sights and sounds of the holiday spirit during November and December. Drive through…
  • Limo Holiday Lights Tours (City Wide - Tulsa) Thru Mon, Dec 30th Schedule a two-hour tour of the city's most spectacular holiday lights via limo, and enjoy a smooth ride past vibrant…
  • The Nutcracker (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Dec 22nd This December, Tulsa Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Audiences of all ages…
  • Philbrook Festival (Philbrook Museum of Art - Tulsa) Thru Sat, Dec 28th The Philbrook Museum of Art hosts the Philbrook Festival each winter, an annual holiday tradition in…
  • Rhema Christmas Lights (Rhema Bible Church - Broken Arrow) Thru Wed, Jan 1st Join over 200,000 annual visitors at the Rhema Christmas Lights display and witness over two million shimmering lights…
  • River Lights (41st St Plaza - Tulsa) Thru Tue, Dec 31st Celebrate the holidays on the banks of the Arkansas River in Tulsa at River Lights. The display is lit daily through…
  • Rose District Ice Rink (Rose District Plaza - Broken Arrow) Thru Sun, Jan 5th Skate under the festive twinkle lights at Broken Arrow's only outdoor skating rink. Bring your ice skates or rent them…
  • West Bend Winterland (Claremore Expo Center - Claremore) Thru Sun, Dec 22nd Claremore's West Bend Winterland is reminiscent of traditional holiday festivities, and invites your family to create…
  • Winterfest (Downtown - Tulsa) Thru Sun, Jan 5th Downtown Tulsa is transformed into a festive wonderland during Winterfest, an annual holiday tradition. Bring friends and…
  • Bixby's Winter Wonderland (Charley Young Park - Bixby) Thru Sat, Jan 11th The whole family is invited to experience Bixby's Winter Wonderland. Stroll through the illuminated Charley Young…

Wednesday, Dec 11th

  • Build a Reader Storytime: Preschool (Owasso Library - Owasso) The best in children's literature, songs, games, finger plays, rhymes and other reading-related activities are shared with your preschooler. For ages 3-5. **The last Preschool Storytime for the year will be Wednesday, Dec. 11. Preschool Storytime will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 15.
  • Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center - Broken Arrow) Thru Sun, Dec 15th Don't let the Grinch steal your holiday spirit...Come explore BA's Rose District with a fun Christmas Scavenger Hunt that will get you and your loved ones in a festive mood! 1 team with the most points wins a Gift Basket provided by Rose District Merchants and the City of Broken Arrow! https://www.letsgoandhunt.com/bachristmas.html
  • The Give & Take with John Durkee (Greenwood Cultural Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Join us for The Give & Take with John Durkee! You hear him every weekday as he anchors local newscasts during Morning Edition. Now, after a storied career as a journalist, News Director and Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame member John Durkee is retiring. But first…we’re celebrating John with a special Give & Take! Join us for The Give &…
  • 😂 Mike Speenberg (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Thru Sat, Dec 14th
  • Miracle in Bedford Falls (Broken Arrow Community Playhouse - Broken Arrow) Thru Sun, Dec 15th Frank Capra’s timeless film “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been given a fresh adaptation with Broken…
  • Outdoor Lighting Class (Tulsa Garden Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 6:00pm Eric Hightower for Tom's Outdoor Living will be demonstrating and educating on the differences between LED 12 volt lights versus solar lights. He will also explain how a few simple lights can add value to your home and security for your family. Design and installation tips will be given to transform your home into the envy of all your neighbors.…

Thursday, Dec 12th

  • Christmas Light Fun Run (RunnersWorld Tulsa - Tulsa) Enjoy a fun, easy run or walk through a neighborhood full of sparkling holiday lights during the free Christmas Light Fun…
  • Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center - Broken Arrow) Thru Sun, Dec 15th Don't let the Grinch steal your holiday spirit...Come explore BA's Rose District with a fun Christmas Scavenger Hunt that will get you and your loved ones in a festive mood! 1 team with the most points wins a Gift Basket provided by Rose District Merchants and the City of Broken Arrow! https://www.letsgoandhunt.com/bachristmas.html
  • 🎡 Tulsa Farm Show (Expo Square: River Spirit Expo - Tulsa) Thru Sat, Dec 14th Free parking and free admission
  • Matisyahu in Concert (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Tulsa comes alive when Matisyahu and special guests Bedouin Soundclash bring their fall tour to the Cain's…
  • 😂 Mike Speenberg (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Thru Sat, Dec 14th
  • Miracle in Bedford Falls (Broken Arrow Community Playhouse - Broken Arrow) Thru Sun, Dec 15th Frank Capra’s timeless film “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been given a fresh adaptation with Broken…
  • On My Way to You (Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • Succulent Centerpiece Workshop (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) Start Time: 10:00am Get your hands dirty. Take home a piece of Philbrook: succulents grown from our collection. Create a stunning centerpiece (with expert help). Make it for holiday entertaining or as a gift (that keeps on giving/growing). Enjoy wine, beer, and light refreshments. Philbrook Members: $40 Not-Yet Members: $60 Tickets include Museum admission…

Friday, Dec 13th

  • Arkansauce (The Shrine - Tulsa) Start Time: 9:00pm
  • A Christmas Carol (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Thru Mon, Dec 16th A Christmas Carol Dec. 7-8, 13-15, 19-22 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, 16, 23 at 2 p.m. :: John H. Williams Theatre Robert Odle and Richard Averill's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved novella about the joy of giving has been a Tulsa tradition for more than 40 years. It's a heartwarming story about Scrooge, a lonely humbug who is given the…
  • Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center - Broken Arrow) Thru Sun, Dec 15th Don't let the Grinch steal your holiday spirit...Come explore BA's Rose District with a fun Christmas Scavenger Hunt that will get you and your loved ones in a festive mood! 1 team with the most points wins a Gift Basket provided by Rose District Merchants and the City of Broken Arrow! https://www.letsgoandhunt.com/bachristmas.html
  • Crayons Improv Comedy Show (Heritage United Methodist Church - Broken Arrow) Get ready to laugh at this family-friendly, improvised comedy show. Crayons Improv uses audience suggestions, participation…
  • 🎡 Tulsa Farm Show (Expo Square: River Spirit Expo - Tulsa) 1 day left Free parking and free admission
  • Gary Allan in Concert (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa welcomes country star Gary Allan for a concert in their 2,700 seat performance…
  • Holiday Maker Market (Mother Road Market - Tulsa) Visit the Mother Road Market along Route 66 in Tulsa for the Holiday Maker Market. Complete your holiday shopping while…
  • 😂 Mike Speenberg (Loony Bin - Tulsa) 1 day left
  • Miracle in Bedford Falls (Broken Arrow Community Playhouse - Broken Arrow) Thru Sun, Dec 15th Frank Capra’s timeless film “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been given a fresh adaptation with Broken…
  • Nightmare Before Christmas w/ Hoarseman and The Heard (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 🎓 Osdtda Dance Team Championship (Cox Business Center - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 3:00pm The Oklahoma State Dance Team Director's Association (OSDTDA) presents the 2019 Dance Team Championship. The event opens at 3:00pm on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, and continues on Saturday (7am-9pm) with tickets available at the Osage Casino Hotel Box Office in the Main Gallery of the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa.
  • Philbrook Festival (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 6:00pm Join us as Philbrook comes alive with holiday events, visits from Santa, train rides, Lego Village, garden games, live music, shopping, décor, and thousands of lights in the gardens reflecting the spirit of the season. Gather the whole family for unforgettable experiences. Festival Nights are special ticketed event nights which feature a light…
  • Sheridan Road's Christmas Cabaret Finale (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • White Christmas Screenings & Sing-Alongs (Circle Cinema - Tulsa) Thru Tue, Dec 24th Make plans to attend a special "White Christmas" showing or Sing-Along screening at the Circle Cinema in…

Saturday, Dec 14th

  • 2 Hip Chicks Roadshow (Expo Square - Tulsa) The 2 Hip Chicks Roadshow is coming to Tulsa and bringing dozens of vendors and one-of-a-kind items with them. This…
  • American Bully Kennel Club Show (Expo Square - Tulsa) Dog-lovers are invited to attend the American Bully Kennel Club Show at Tulsa Expo Square. Head inside the Exchange…
  • A Christmas Carol (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Thru Mon, Dec 16th A Christmas Carol Dec. 7-8, 13-15, 19-22 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, 16, 23 at 2 p.m. :: John H. Williams Theatre Robert Odle and Richard Averill's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved novella about the joy of giving has been a Tulsa tradition for more than 40 years. It's a heartwarming story about Scrooge, a lonely humbug who is given the…
  • Collinsville Christmas Parade (Downtown - Collinsville) Head to downtown Collinsville for a festive, small-town Christmas celebration. This year's parade will make its way…
  • Owasso Christmas Parade (Smith Farm Market - Owasso) The whole community is invited to attend the Owasso Christmas Parade, featuring winter floats. Attend in 2019 to see…
  • Sapulpa Christmas Parade (Sapulpa) Come enjoy an old-fashioned holiday parade with festive lights at the Sapulpa Christmas Parade, held in historic downtown…
  • Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center - Broken Arrow) 1 day left Don't let the Grinch steal your holiday spirit...Come explore BA's Rose District with a fun Christmas Scavenger Hunt that will get you and your loved ones in a festive mood! 1 team with the most points wins a Gift Basket provided by Rose District Merchants and the City of Broken Arrow! https://www.letsgoandhunt.com/bachristmas.html
  • 🎓 Death Angel Invades (The Shrine - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm Headliner: Death Angel Main Support: Exmortus Special Guest: Hellfire
  • 🎭 The Drunkard and the Olio (Tulsa Spotlight Theatre - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • Eicher Wednesdays (Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • 🎡 Tulsa Farm Show (Expo Square: River Spirit Expo - Tulsa) Last Day Free parking and free admission
  • 🏃 Fleet Feet Rudolph Run (Broken Arrow) 5K and 1K Fun Run
    All participants will receive a finisher medal and a long sleeve cotton t-shirt
  • Hometown Christmas Variety Show (Collinsville) Day 1 of 2 Get into the holiday spirit at the Hometown Christmas Variety Show in Collinsville. This Dickensian-themed variety show…
  • Jaguarundi EP Release (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 7:00pm
  • 🍴 Josh Abbott Band (Cain's Ballroom - Tulsa) Cain's Ballroom welcomes Josh Abbott Band back to Tulsa, OK on December 14, 2019 with special guest Carlton Anderson Burn Co Barbecue - Cain’s will be open during the show. Advance - $20 + fees Day of Show - $23 + fees Door - $23 Mezzanine (21+) - $35 + fees No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds! Support acts are subject to change without notice!
  • Keystone Lake Christmas Boat Parade (Keystone State Park - Sand Springs) Bring the whole family to Keystone State Park this December and watch as festive boats of all sizes make their way across…
  • Laughing Matter Improv - Baby, It's Cold Outside! (306 Phoenix House - Tulsa) Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? If the weather outside is frightful, and you don't want Jack Frost nipping at…
  • 🎓 Les Mis rables (School Edition) (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm Les Mis�rables (School Edition) Dec. 7-8, 14-15 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 8-9, 15-16 at 2 p.m. :: Liddy Doenges Theatre Season Tickets Tulsa's most talented teens take on the masterpiece! Theatre Tulsa's Broadway Academy teenage students perform the inspiring saga of love, hope and... GET TICKETS
  • 😂 Mike Speenberg (Loony Bin - Tulsa) Last Day
  • Miracle in Bedford Falls (Broken Arrow Community Playhouse - Broken Arrow) 1 day left Frank Capra’s timeless film “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been given a fresh adaptation with Broken…
  • Native American Christmas Market (Glenpool - Glenpool) The ninth annual Native American Christmas Market welcomes everyone to shop and learn about Native American art…
  • ORU Golden Eagles vs Central Oklahoma Bronchos (Mabee Center - Tulsa) The ORU Golden Eagles men's basketball team strives for success on the court. Watch the team work together toward…
  • 🎓 Osdtda Dance Team Championship (Cox Business Center - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 3:00pm The Oklahoma State Dance Team Director's Association (OSDTDA) presents the 2019 Dance Team Championship. The event opens at 3:00pm on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, and continues on Saturday (7am-9pm) with tickets available at the Osage Casino Hotel Box Office in the Main Gallery of the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa.
  • Philbrook Festival (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 6:00pm Join us as Philbrook comes alive with holiday events, visits from Santa, train rides, Lego Village, garden games, live music, shopping, décor, and thousands of lights in the gardens reflecting the spirit of the season. Gather the whole family for unforgettable experiences. Festival Nights are special ticketed event nights which feature a light…
  • Rudolph Run (Broken Arrow) Get ready to run like a reindeer at the Rudolph Run in Broken Arrow. Perfect for all ages and abilities, this winter…
  • Santa Fly-In (Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium - Tulsa) Anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus each December at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. During the annual…
  • Saturday Afternoon Test N Tune (Tulsa Raceway Park - Tulsa) Start Time: 12:00pm
  • Second Saturday Architecture Tour (Tulsa) Take a fun and educational walking tour through downtown Tulsa the second Saturday of each month with the Tulsa Foundation…
  • White Christmas Screenings & Sing-Alongs (Circle Cinema - Tulsa) Thru Tue, Dec 24th Make plans to attend a special "White Christmas" showing or Sing-Along screening at the Circle Cinema in…

Sunday, Dec 15th

  • A Christmas Carol (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) 1 day left A Christmas Carol Dec. 7-8, 13-15, 19-22 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, 16, 23 at 2 p.m. :: John H. Williams Theatre Robert Odle and Richard Averill's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved novella about the joy of giving has been a Tulsa tradition for more than 40 years. It's a heartwarming story about Scrooge, a lonely humbug who is given the…
  • Christmas Scavenger Hunt (Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center - Broken Arrow) Last Day Don't let the Grinch steal your holiday spirit...Come explore BA's Rose District with a fun Christmas Scavenger Hunt that will get you and your loved ones in a festive mood! 1 team with the most points wins a Gift Basket provided by Rose District Merchants and the City of Broken Arrow! https://www.letsgoandhunt.com/bachristmas.html
  • Christmas with Brother Rabbit & We Make Shapes (The Vanguard - Tulsa) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • 😂 Comedy 101 Graduation Showcase (Loony Bin - Tulsa)
  • Diamond Rio in Concert (Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - Catoosa) Catch American country band Diamond Rio live as they take the stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Since 1989, these…
  • Hometown Christmas Variety Show (Collinsville) Day 2 of 2 Get into the holiday spirit at the Hometown Christmas Variety Show in Collinsville. This Dickensian-themed variety show…
  • 🎓 Les Mis rables (School Edition) (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 7:30pm Les Mis�rables (School Edition) Dec. 7-8, 14-15 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 8-9, 15-16 at 2 p.m. :: Liddy Doenges Theatre Season Tickets Tulsa's most talented teens take on the masterpiece! Theatre Tulsa's Broadway Academy teenage students perform the inspiring saga of love, hope and... GET TICKETS
  • Miracle in Bedford Falls (Broken Arrow Community Playhouse - Broken Arrow) Last Day Frank Capra’s timeless film “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been given a fresh adaptation with Broken…
  • Rhapsody in Bluegrass: A Christmas Jubilee (Trinity Presbyterian Church - Bixby) Get in the holiday spirit as the Trinity Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir presents Joseph Martin's "Rhapsody…
  • Succulent Centerpiece Workshop (Philbrook Downtown - Tulsa) Start Time: 2:00pm Get your hands dirty. Take home a piece of Philbrook: succulents grown from our collection. Create a stunning centerpiece (with expert help). Make it for holiday entertaining or as a gift (that keeps on giving/growing). Enjoy wine, beer, and light refreshments. Philbrook Members: $40 Not-Yet Members: $60 Tickets include Museum admission…
  • White Christmas Screenings & Sing-Alongs (Circle Cinema - Tulsa) Thru Tue, Dec 24th Make plans to attend a special "White Christmas" showing or Sing-Along screening at the Circle Cinema in…

Monday, Dec 16th

  • A Christmas Carol (Tulsa Performing Art Center - Tulsa) Last Day A Christmas Carol Dec. 7-8, 13-15, 19-22 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, 16, 23 at 2 p.m. :: John H. Williams Theatre Robert Odle and Richard Averill's musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved novella about the joy of giving has been a Tulsa tradition for more than 40 years. It's a heartwarming story about Scrooge, a lonely humbug who is given the…
  • A Jazz Palace Christmas (Tulsa) Start Time: 5:00pm
  • White Christmas Screenings & Sing-Alongs (Circle Cinema - Tulsa) Thru Tue, Dec 24th Make plans to attend a special "White Christmas" showing or Sing-Along screening at the Circle Cinema in…

Tuesday, Dec 17th

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2019.11.18 15:04 JasontheHappyHusky Dog Racing Died Without a Funeral

The sun hadn’t yet risen over the Sarasota Kennel Club, and Deb Linn was wrist deep in 100 pounds of bloody meat. She had been been up since 4:30 a.m., when she made the 45-minute commute south from Ellenton, a small town where the rent is more affordable than in the wealthy beach city of Sarasota. She was 18 years old when she first started working with greyhounds in her home state of Wisconsin. She’s 50 now and stood over a fiberglass trough inside her kennel, mixing white, powdered vitamins into the raw beef for her dogs’ breakfast. I could make out thin white lines on her tanned arms, marks from where the dogs had scratched her over the years. The dogs were beside themselves in anticipation of food, filling the room with their barking and rapping at the crates with their paws, but it was much quieter than usual. Just a few weeks ago Deb had 102 dogs in her kennel. Now there were half as many. By tomorrow, there would be no dogs.
It was May 4, the morning of the last race.
“My main thing is to get through today,” Deb said. “Doing the dogs just takes up all my time and I can’t even plan a future or take college classes until we’re done here.” The barking got louder and she softly told the dogs to hush, the food was coming. “It’s not a job,” she said, heaping gobs of meat into a bowl on a measuring weight. “It’s my life, it’s all I know. I have no idea what I’m gonna do.”
Back in November 2018, the people of Florida passed Amendment 13 with an overwhelming 69 percent of the vote. The amendment called for the banning of all dog racing in the state by the end of 2020. Florida was the sport’s last great refuge. Forty states already had laws prohibiting dog racing, and of the 17 tracks left in the United States, 11 of them are in Florida. The sport is now forbidden by the Florida constitution, more or less putting an end to dog racing in the United States.
Florida surprised everybody by doing the “right thing” for a change. The protracted battle between animal rights activists and the dog racing industry was over, and it appeared the side of righteousness had prevailed. Grey2K USA Worldwide, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit, led the charge along with groups like the Humane Society and PETA. They spent more than $3 million in their campaign for Amendment 13. The dog racing industry put up just over half a million dollars to fight it. Commercials in support of the amendment showed sad-eyed dogs locked behind steel grates, backed by ominous string music. Voters were urged to find their humanity and put an end to the cruel sport.
The dog racing industry claimed allegations of abuse were lies made up by crooked nonprofits, and argued that abruptly dissolving dog racing would overload adoption agencies and put the dogs at risk of euthanasia. Their message did not resonate with the voters of Florida.
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