Monday, May 25, 2009

My new project: photos

I have a month off between now and my next job, so I've decided to spend some time scanning in old photos. Then I'll share the stories and photos here. You're in for a treat.

No, no, don't run away! It won't be boring. Assuming the following topics intrigue you:

Rescued annoying blue jay
Rescued humping duck
Prairie dogs
Heartwarming tale of my dog rescuing a cat
Mentally impaired lizard
Me attacking Byrd with a rake
Monkeys in Japan

Sounds like good times, huh?

8 comments:

PoochesForPeace said...

i am excited!

PBOforlife said...

I can't wait. My family loves your blog!!

Life With Dogs said...

Bring it on, this all sounds fun!

daisydog said...

Oh a kitty cat rescue! ai am seriously considering adopting a couple kittiens from an acidental litter of 10.....

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Wait ... why did the humping duck want to be rescued ... ?

happypitbull said...

James!! I haven't laughed that hard since... well, since I stopped by your site last. Hilarious catch. That misplaced modifier is gonna be between you and me, okay? I've got a copyeditor's reputation to uphold. :D

dana said...

It's great to find fellow pit bull lovers. I must take exception with one of the tips on your site however. I have had pit bull companions for 15 years now and can honestly say that two of them is better than one. One is great but spends too much time alone while you are at work. Dogs are 'pack animals' after all. Two is way better in my experience and a few cats help too. My pups love to roam together and quite enjoy lounging with the felines.

happypitbull said...

Dana,

There's nothing wrong with having two pit bulls. I've always had two pit bulls--and sometimes three or four, depending on the foster situation. I've also had multiple dogs and multiple cats/birds/lizards living together.

But a lot of people don't realize that having two dogs is more work than having one. That's twice as much money at the vet, twice as much time in training classes, twice as much food, twice as much poop, and twice as many walks.

In addition, in some cases, two resident dogs may not get along. Owners have to acknowledge that this possibility exists, and they need to have a plan in case this happens, such as crate-and-rotate.

So I'm not saying you shouldn't have two dogs. I'm saying that if you do, you need to be fully aware of the negatives, and you need to be prepared to deal with those downsides.

My point? If you're going to have a second dog, that second dog needs to be a companion for you, not for your first dog. Your first dog isn't going to train the second one, clean up after it, take it to the vet, etc. You're going to do that. Your first dog might fight with the second one. You're going to be responsible for keeping them separated if they don't get along.

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