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by disSanFranchised
Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Obstruction learnings
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

I don't have Pet Insurance anymore, which is why the bill was $4200. :frown: VPI will probably be my choice. Pandora used to have it. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3326/3651531735_ef0435b3cc.jpg Leslie: that pic is a happy pic. Here's a good pathetic pic - Gunther pre-op. (He's looking even more pa...
by disSanFranchised
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Obstruction learnings
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Obstruction learnings

Gunther started throwing up periodically on Wednesday, though he was eating and playing. Unfortunately as of Friday night he refused food, and so I had the regrettable guess that he might have some sort of obstruction. On Saturday (he still wouldn't eat) we went to the vet to confirm. The regular/ho...
by disSanFranchised
Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: to crop or not to crop...thats is the ?
Replies: 73
Views: 7473

I hate cropping. I so wish more natural-eared dogs would start winning in the show ring. No need to crop a pet dog. My own dog has huge Dumbo ears, and it makes him ever so much cuter. ;) Dogs use their ears to communicate with other dogs. Plus it just makes your dog look scarier to the general publ...
by disSanFranchised
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: How to Build a Springpole
Replies: 57
Views: 33183

Woo

I made a springpole recently: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2374/2302868471_84795dc45b.jpg This is: 1 leash tied looped around 2 wheelbarrow innertubes and the tree. 1 buckle (not snap) collar that connects the innertubes with a super big rope toy Other assorted toys tied to the rope toy in order t...
by disSanFranchised
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: New anti-vick-pro-dog-whatever t-shirts - woot!
Replies: 7
Views: 745

New anti-vick-pro-dog-whatever t-shirts - woot!

I was inspired yesterday to make pit bull t-shirts that remind folks that the Vick thang is about the doggies. This is my favorite: http://logo.cafepress.com/nocache/1/4980.3364991.jpg But others like this one: http://logo.cafepress.com/nocache/2/4980.3364072.jpg (Please don't steal designs.) I wond...
by disSanFranchised
Wed May 30, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Laws
Topic: The new law...
Replies: 6
Views: 862

?

Ditto... aren't pit bulls already banned in the Netherlands? I was in Amsterdam last year and saw a few Mastiffs but no pit bulls, and was told they're banned. From Dog Bite Law: Netherlands. In The Netherlands the pit bull has been banned since 1994. The so-called American Staffordshire Terrier was...
by disSanFranchised
Thu May 24, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: AB 1634-related: Outsourcing pet owner data for profit
Replies: 24
Views: 2252

Um

I'm sorry, but I just had to laugh at that article. If you want to talk about corporate greed and s/n, we can talk about the AKC, UKC and other registry business model. The registry business model is entirely dependent upon overpopulation, and has been serially lazy and short-sighted about the breed...
by disSanFranchised
Tue May 22, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: Laws
Topic: survey: LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIGINIA shelter kills all pit bulls
Replies: 13
Views: 3230

Sigh

Michael Vick is a complete jackass who used the alias "Ron Mexico" to get herpes treatment, and was sued by some gal he knowingly infected. So glad these athletes are such a class act. With these guys as role models, RE being local, sketchmo dogs showing up, a town full of breed bigots and...
by disSanFranchised
Tue May 15, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Houston, I think we have a problem! (long)
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Hmm

Pushy, pushy. ;) Pandora was like this. She was SUPER interested in other dogs as a pup. At the time, it was "WOO! Play play play!" and I thought "Oh, she'll never have a problem with other dogs." It was then explained to me that this uber-interest indicated that later on that in...
by disSanFranchised
Tue May 15, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Training and Behavior
Topic: Tips for socializing/training puppies
Replies: 115
Views: 36598

yep

My little girl APBT is having nothing of it and puts him in his place. Because they both want to be number one, I have stopped letting Buster, up on the bed. If yer girlie is going to be #1, I'd boot Buster off the bed too, particularly in light of his guarding tendencies. Good move. The bed is an ...
by disSanFranchised
Thu May 03, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: State wide BAN is in the works :(
Replies: 17
Views: 2588

Yikes

Disaster. I so wish the folks trying to fight the all-breed S/N ordinance in CA would take the money they just spent on a lobbyist and try to defeat statewide BSL instead, but I really don't see that happening. This is where it becomes real clear what kind of priorities people have when it comes to ...
by disSanFranchised
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: AB1634, worse than ever
Replies: 216
Views: 23706

?

Sarah, I really don't understand how a spay/neuter bill will suddenly cause puppymills to come out of the woodwork and flourish. Where is the logic there? I honestly do not understand how you're getting from A to B. If they're not around now, why are they suddenly going to crop up over s/n legislati...
by disSanFranchised
Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Laws
Topic: AB1634, worse than ever
Replies: 216
Views: 23706

Hmm

Sarah, we really don't seem to have a problem with puppymillers in California like other parts of the country do - and yet our shelters are to the brink. The puppymill argument just doesn't work in the context of this law. The shelters have a lot of Chihuahuas and Chi mixes, but that's because of th...
by disSanFranchised
Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: AB1634, worse than ever
Replies: 216
Views: 23706

Yeah

Yes, they can probably perform the same spayed/neutered. But here we really just degenerate into "Well, why do you need that?" It causes the same feelings as when somebody says to me "Why do you need a Pit Bull?" If someone wants to keep their service animal intact, if they don'...
by disSanFranchised
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Laws
Topic: AB1634, worse than ever
Replies: 216
Views: 23706

Yes

Yes, I'm aware of CCI's position, as I said I just talked to someone who worked there for ages. Their objection has nothing to do with your objection as to intact guides, Dawn, and is already being addressed due to being the same concern we've all had over working dogs. Since folks have been activel...

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