The Official Pets Thread! (non-salty ones)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by defcon235, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. defcon235

    dustin_P74

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    9,262
    Likes Received:
    657
    Location:
    Marietta, GA USA
    flo, what kinda dog are you going to be getting
     
    dustin_P74, Dec 3, 2008
    #41
    1. Advertisements

  2. defcon235

    flojo

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    The first dog I'm going to be getting is a yorkie. Then I want a malamute! Those two are a couple of my favorite dogs ever. I wouldn't mind a maltese but I dunno. I'm definitely a dog person, all dogs. Big and small. My grandma breeds yorkies though so I have an in without having to spend like 1200 bucks.
     
    flojo, Dec 3, 2008
    #42
    1. Advertisements

  3. defcon235

    Oscarsdad608

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,622
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    belleville,wi
    ^ No, Alexander don't let her get a kickme, NO jk
     
    Oscarsdad608, Dec 3, 2008
    #43
  4. defcon235

    dustin_P74

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    9,262
    Likes Received:
    657
    Location:
    Marietta, GA USA
    get a boxer
     
    dustin_P74, Dec 3, 2008
    #44
  5. defcon235

    Oscarsdad608

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,622
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    belleville,wi
    Boxers are some of the goofiest dogs I have ever seen. I have known about 5 and not one seemed right. Maybe it was the owners though too.
     
    Oscarsdad608, Dec 3, 2008
    #45
  6. defcon235

    dustin_P74

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    9,262
    Likes Received:
    657
    Location:
    Marietta, GA USA
    i love boxers, i think they are the best dogs to walk to planet
     
    dustin_P74, Dec 3, 2008
    #46
  7. defcon235

    flojo

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    Boxers are definitely great dogs. They are just extremely high energy and if you don't take care of them correctly and interact enough they are much like dalmations and start to self destruct. They start biting themselves badly and go slightly crazy. But if taken care of properly are some of the most incredible dogs you can have
     
    flojo, Dec 3, 2008
    #47
  8. defcon235

    Alexander

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2007
    Messages:
    7,208
    Likes Received:
    558
    Location:
    Boise ID
    Oscarsdad, let's just put it this way. It was a major comprmise to agree to a yorkie. I am difinitely not going bigger. Only way ill go with a large dog is with a large yard for it to spend most of its days in. I get way too irritated with large dogs inside always getting in my way. I'm OK with a yorkie.
     
    Alexander, Dec 3, 2008
    #48
  9. defcon235

    RyanG ^*Eternal Dumbass*^

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    8,189
    Likes Received:
    569
    Location:
    Cuba, New York
    Dixie and Sierra in their new favorite position

    [​IMG]
     
    RyanG, Dec 11, 2008
    #49
  10. defcon235

    dustin_P74

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2008
    Messages:
    9,262
    Likes Received:
    657
    Location:
    Marietta, GA USA
    looks comfortable
     
    dustin_P74, Dec 11, 2008
    #50
  11. defcon235

    cthegame

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Messages:
    8,704
    Likes Received:
    641
    Location:
    California
    nice dogs ryan. eyes look freaky in those pics.
     
    cthegame, Dec 11, 2008
    #51
  12. defcon235

    d2mini VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,630
    Likes Received:
    979
    Location:
    Houston
    LOL, awesome.
     
    d2mini, Dec 11, 2008
    #52
  13. defcon235

    flojo

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    Oh my gosh Ryan your dogs are so stinking cute! I want dogs so bad! Gotta wait for a bigger yard for big puppies like that. :ugh:
     
    flojo, Dec 11, 2008
    #53
  14. defcon235

    d2mini VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,630
    Likes Received:
    979
    Location:
    Houston
    Adopt a greyhound.
    We had one. She finally passed earlier this year. :bye2:
    They are the sweetest and they don't hardly need any exercise.
    Walk them around the block once or twice a week and they are happy.
    Makes them suitable apartment/townhouse dogs.
    The downside is they are NOT "off the leash" dogs. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
    d2mini, Dec 11, 2008
    #54
  15. defcon235

    Altohombre The Tennis Pro Reefer

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    3,268
    Likes Received:
    167
    Location:
    Highland Park, NJ
    don't let Yote see that picture, he may think it's a deer!
     
    Altohombre, Dec 11, 2008
    #55
  16. defcon235

    d2mini VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,630
    Likes Received:
    979
    Location:
    Houston
    LOL, totally!
    It took me so long to get used to having her in the house.
    Everytime she'd walk into a room and I saw her in the corner of my eye I'd think it was a deer! :mrgreen:
     
    d2mini, Dec 11, 2008
    #56
  17. defcon235

    flojo

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Messages:
    704
    Likes Received:
    57
    Location:
    Boise, Idaho
    Really? I didn't know that. Do you know why they need so little exercise? And do they shed at all? Do they bond well with families do ya know or not? I want a big dog so bad! Thanks for the info!
     
    flojo, Dec 11, 2008
    #57
  18. defcon235

    d2mini VIP Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,630
    Likes Received:
    979
    Location:
    Houston
    They retire them from the tracks usually by the age of 3-5 because they just don't want to run anymore. Some even younger if they are not good racers. Now don't get me wrong, when she was younger we would let her out in the back yard and for about 60 seconds she would run laps around my other dogs. She could turn and stop on a dime. But after that, she was done. Time to go back inside and take a nap. lol And as she got older she didn't even want to do that anymore. She loved the dog park though. We'd go there on weekends sometimes. She would get to socialize with the other dogs and she would have a much bigger space to roam and explore. From what I've seen they bond very well with families. They are very gentle and very sensitive, feelings wise. I could be in the kitchen and barely cut myself and mutter "Sh*t" under my breath and she would jump up and run into the other room, haha. Scold one of the other dogs and she was out of there. They want nothing but love. They will do the greyhound lean which is when they walk over to you and just lean against your legs. You can feel how warm they are. They will stay there as long as you continue to pet them.
    They do shed a little bit. But their hair is very short and thin. Very easy to bath/brush. They come potty trained because at the tracks they are told when to poop. They LOVE ice cream. They get fed that when they want to fatten them up at the track. They eat veraciously, again habit of the track and having other dogs around. They will look like Arnold Schwarzenager when you get them, muscles and veins glistening in the sun, and they will slowly lose that over time becoming thinner. They are big lap dogs. Pet me pet me pet me. Lean and pet... lean and pet... haha.
    And most importantly... if you adopt one you are saving it from a possibly horrible death. Many are illegally euthanized and buried in mass graves. :mad:
     
    d2mini, Dec 11, 2008
    #58
  19. defcon235

    Ashlee

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2008
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    Kearny, NJ
    I've heard lots of great things about Greyhounds as well. There are lots of retired racing greyhounds in shelters looking for homes too.

    Here some pretty good information http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/greyhound.htm
     
    Ashlee, Dec 11, 2008
    #59
  20. defcon235

    daugherty part time reefer

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    11,166
    Likes Received:
    1,067
    Location:
    Billings, MT USA
    here is my dogs

    [​IMG]
     
    daugherty, Dec 11, 2008
    #60
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.