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1396 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 20 Jul 2021 at 11:35 AM (9 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-07-20 11:10:02 AM  
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2021-07-20 11:41:06 AM  
"She was born on your birthday"

Okay, that part got to me.
 
2021-07-20 11:43:15 AM  
Dang onions...
 
2021-07-20 11:47:09 AM  

Botkin of the Yard: "She was born on your birthday"

Okay, that part got to me.


throat got tight right there
 
2021-07-20 11:47:31 AM  
Well, the cost to buy someone a puppy is hundreds if not thousands of dollars more than the cost of adopting a dog from a shelter, not to mention the vet bills if it's a backyard breeder or puppy mill churning out dogs with all kinds of genetic issues... but I'm not going to argue too hard this time. Clearly the little fluffball in question was exactly what this guy needed in his life.
 
2021-07-20 11:52:01 AM  
How do we know he's not going to kill this one too?
 
2021-07-20 12:06:09 PM  
:3
 
2021-07-20 12:06:37 PM  

Botkin of the Yard: "She was born on your birthday"

Okay, that part got to me.


This floof monster here has the same birthday as I do.

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2021-07-20 12:26:06 PM  

Myk-House of El: Botkin of the Yard: "She was born on your birthday"

Okay, that part got to me.

This floof monster here has the same birthday as I do.

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He looks like you woke him up to let him know and he's still trying to process.
 
2021-07-20 12:34:59 PM  
"Life is a series of dogs"

- George Carlin
 
2021-07-20 12:51:39 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How do we know he's not going to kill this one too?


Fark always says what I'm thinking.
 
2021-07-20 12:54:29 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: He looks like you woke him up to let him know and he's still trying to process.


Surprised puppy.
 
2021-07-20 1:30:15 PM  

Myk-House of El: Botkin of the Yard: "She was born on your birthday"

Okay, that part got to me.

This floof monster here has the same birthday as I do.

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Just how staged was that photo?  I don't see a single dog hair not attached to the dog.

/grew up with a samoyed
//roughly similar levels of floof
///basically fur that barks
 
2021-07-20 1:32:39 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Myk-House of El: Botkin of the Yard: "She was born on your birthday"

Okay, that part got to me.

This floof monster here has the same birthday as I do.

[Fark user image 850x1133]

Just how staged was that photo?  I don't see a single dog hair not attached to the dog.

/grew up with a samoyed
//roughly similar levels of floof
///basically fur that barks


what do you think the trash can is for?
 
2021-07-20 1:35:57 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: Myk-House of El: Botkin of the Yard: "She was born on your birthday"

Okay, that part got to me.

This floof monster here has the same birthday as I do.

[Fark user image 850x1133]

He looks like you woke him up to let him know and he's still trying to process.


"Wait, wait - you're saying I'm adopted ?"
 
2021-07-20 1:41:53 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Myk-House of El: Botkin of the Yard: "She was born on your birthday"

Okay, that part got to me.

This floof monster here has the same birthday as I do.

[Fark user image 850x1133]

Just how staged was that photo?  I don't see a single dog hair not attached to the dog.

/grew up with a samoyed
//roughly similar levels of floof
///basically fur that barks


Although I have a good vacuum, I assure you there is shedding there, just might not have shown.
 
2021-07-20 1:49:27 PM  
Goddammit, subby.

/I mean that in the nicest way possible
 
2021-07-20 2:01:06 PM  

Anoria: Well, the cost to buy someone a puppy is hundreds if not thousands of dollars more than the cost of adopting a dog from a shelter, not to mention the vet bills if it's a backyard breeder or puppy mill churning out dogs with all kinds of genetic issues... but I'm not going to argue too hard this time. Clearly the little fluffball in question was exactly what this guy needed in his life.


because shelter animals never ever have any medical or behavioral issues that involve paying a vet or trainer

and how would you know if your shelter animal came from a 'backyard breeder or puppy mill' before it ended up in a shelter?
 
2021-07-20 2:24:04 PM  

Myk-House of El: yet_another_wumpus: Myk-House of El: Botkin of the Yard: "She was born on your birthday"

Okay, that part got to me.

This floof monster here has the same birthday as I do.

[Fark user image 850x1133]

Just how staged was that photo?  I don't see a single dog hair not attached to the dog.

/grew up with a samoyed
//roughly similar levels of floof
///basically fur that barks

Although I have a good vacuum, I assure you there is shedding there, just might not have shown.


When I vacuum the hair left over from my GS girl, I measure the amount in "puppies" (i.e.," I got four bags of puppies today"). The odd thing is that you don't actually *see* much hair on the carpet, etc.  But it's there, for sure.
 
2021-07-20 2:41:11 PM  

petec: Anoria: Well, the cost to buy someone a puppy is hundreds if not thousands of dollars more than the cost of adopting a dog from a shelter, not to mention the vet bills if it's a backyard breeder or puppy mill churning out dogs with all kinds of genetic issues... but I'm not going to argue too hard this time. Clearly the little fluffball in question was exactly what this guy needed in his life.

because shelter animals never ever have any medical or behavioral issues that involve paying a vet or trainer

and how would you know if your shelter animal came from a 'backyard breeder or puppy mill' before it ended up in a shelter?


I'm going to assume you're not actually dense enough to miss the distinction between "adopt a shelter pet who already exists, pay a nominal fee to the shelter to help them keep doing what they do, and accept any medical and behavioral issues the rescue might come with" and "pay more than shelter fees to an amateur breeder that either doesn't know or doesn't care about tracking genetics and just knows that boy dog+girl dog = quick cash, specifically for the privilege of raising a fluffy ball of neuroses and joint/sinus/etc problems from a young age and knowing you rewarded the irresponsible breeder by paying them"... so I'm just gonna give you a 3/10 and move on with my life.

/Pedigreed dogs from reputable breeders are a different story but those belong almost exlusively in the working-dog world
//Point is, "it costs $0 to be decent" doesn't apply when being decent involves giving someone a dog
///Fluff in video is a very good boy either way
 
2021-07-20 4:42:52 PM  

Snapper Carr: "Life is a series of dogs"

- George Carlin


So very true.  My wife and I each had two dogs when we met. I had two retired racing greyhounds, she had two pedigreed toy poodles. Amazingly enough, they got along just fine.  We now have three shelter mutts. The main downside of adopting shelter mutts is you have no idea what they have been through.  Sometimes they have unmodifiable behaviors.
 
2021-07-20 4:46:40 PM  
Speaking of fur - his corgi sheds a lot, so he got sent a sample vacuum:
CORGIS Shed How Much Per Day? || Extra After College
Youtube QBJHOoHOm48
 
2021-07-20 7:27:19 PM  
My little pup was born on the same day my Dad died.
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2021-07-20 8:44:45 PM  
Mrs. Henry: 'What's wrong? Are you crying?'
* I hand her my phone *
'Don't  do that again without warning me!'
 
2021-07-20 9:12:06 PM  
That little girl's giggle is a sure sign that someone is up to sumptin.
 
2021-07-20 11:59:04 PM  
Your results may vary, but here's mine:

Pure-bred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, bought as a puppy from a now-closed pet shop in an upscale outdoor mall in CA. Not cheap.

She's now 12 and healthy, never a real sick day in her life--I mean, she's never even been hospitalized--and has none of the congenital problems that often afflict them...because her breeder was responsible. Worth...every...penny. Awesome doggy.

A few years later, we adopted an approx. 5-yr-old miniature poodle sweetie from a local rescue. 6 months in, she got sick...some kind of encephilitis, and was hospitalized for about two weeks, for about the cost of five Cavalier puppies. Fortunately, she healed and has been healthy ever since, and is now 11. And worth every damned penny because she's such a great dog and saved distaff seelorq when she needed it when we were apart for a long while due to weird work requirements. Never, ever had one thought of putting her down. Luckily, I could afford it...but, ouch. Others might not have been able to. The entire hospital staff came out to send her off the day she was released because they all had fallen in love with her. It got dusty in there.

/maybe will get doggy health insurance next time
 
2021-07-21 12:29:43 AM  
Puppy dogs are one of the best gifts from our ancestors.

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2021-07-21 5:45:29 AM  
Aaaand set eyes to "mist" setting.
 
2021-07-21 8:25:50 AM  
I've lost all my grandparents, my parents, and a sibling. Great people whom I loved.

But there is no pain like the loss of a dog. It is a jagged, lingering pain that feels old and new at the same time.

The man's tears reminded me of it. Thanks for the cry, Subby.
 
2021-07-21 8:30:09 AM  

seelorq: Your results may vary, but here's mine:


Here's mine

AKC St. Bernard died at age 2 from a brain tumor

St. Bernard mutt lived a long and healthy life to age 13. Long life for a 100+ #s. No vet trips other than routine maintenance.

AKC Beagle - Got him for a minimal cost from a family whose new baby had a bad dog allergy.
He had seizures, and while he lived to 13, he went blind at about 9 years old.

Heinz 57 - Fairly big dog, no idea what breeds.  She showed up one day at our door step, malnourished , pregnant and about 6 - 7 months old.  Had 8 pups, all survived. Was always healthy, lived to 13. We had her when we had the beagle, and she went downhill fast when her buddy died.

Free puppy from Craigslist - Big, pretty pretty dog. Maybe Lab and Collie mix.  Vet said he was healthy, but even as a pup he didn't play and wouldn't go on a long walk. Woke up one morning (he slept in the house) and he had somehow ruptured a disc in his back and was paralyzed. Had to put him down at age 5.  Vet  said he might have been able to fix him to where he wouldn't be in pain, but he'd never be able to walk.

Two AKC 1 year-old Aussies acquired from a breeder that was shutting down her business. Within a few months, had to have a hip replacement on one of them.  That was pricey.  They're 8 years old now, going strong.  Other than the hip and a few physical injuries from how rough they play, they've been healthy so far.
 
2021-07-21 10:35:44 AM  
dusty
 
2021-07-21 11:17:58 AM  
Aw ... adorbs.
 
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