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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 24, 2017, 09:57 BobBob
 
Creston wrote on Aug 24, 2017, 09:35:
BobBob wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 10:45:
I don't trust other discussion sites - literally - I participate in the discussions here but avoid other places for the most part I simply lurk.

So I'm thinking of adopting a rescue dog and she's 9 months. Does that mean she's a puppy? What am I looking at when adopting a 9 month year old dog? I'm just wanting to gather as much knowledge, ideas, and opinions as I can.

I've never owned a dog - though I've had numerous other kinds of pets. I had a relative who had Boxers, which are pretty high energy dogs, I used to play with them a lot and they were fun.

9 months old is still a puppy, but she'll have done most of her growing by that point (she may gain another 5-10% or so) and her behavior should be reasonably established. Ideally she'll be potty trained and at least be over her initial instinct to chew on literally everything.

Be careful about adopting a breed that is high energy. We got a Border collie (which is about the highest energy breed you can get), and he literally needs to be kept entertained for most hours of the day or he gets bored. We love it, but if you want a dog that you only need to pay attention to for an hour a day or so, go with a low energy breed.

All that said, a dog is a wonderful companion, and I can never encourage people enough to adopt them. Just please don't do it lightly. If you adopt a dog, make sure you are willing and capable (especially financially) of taking care of it. Your dog WILL get sick. it WILL get injured. It WILL require significant cash in vet bills from time to time. If you are unable or unwilling to invest the time and energy, please do not adopt one.

I have a colleague whose <1 year old doggie has had a limp for a few weeks, and the fucker is talking about putting it down, because the vet bills to fix it would be too high...

Yep, we want to get pet insurance and plan to create a bank for the dog's health, food, etc.

On the subject of energy level. Very well stated and all good points to consider. I'll take that strongly into consideration.

Here's a video posted of her.

It seems like in the video the person is agitating the dog, but it could be the personality of the dog too.

I was told by her foster parent that she believes the dog will mellow out after she's over the puppy phase.

Another rescue group wants to introduce us to a similar type of dog. Here's a video of him.

He's wearing the green collar and he's 4 years old.

All opinions and advice are welcome.

 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 17:34 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 16:10:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 15:10:
State Dept. science envoy resigns with letter that spells out 'Impeach'

Keith Olbermann Predicts How It Will All End For Trump
Spoiler: oranges resignation will come about at the end of Mueller’s investigation.


If you could reason with a tRUMP supporter there wouldn't be any tRUMP supporters.
He'll never resign. That would involve admitting he was wrong which he's incapable of admitting.

He would launch a full Twitteristic assault and call forth his confederate-sympathizing minions.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 16:42 BobBob
 
Is it a good idea to put your full name, address, and phone # on the dog's tag?  
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 15:32 BobBob
 
Blue wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 12:05:
Dogs need regular walks, too. The nice thing about little ones is that you don't have to walk as far if you're lazy.


You bring up an interesting point. Where I live is minutes from the beach and many walking / hiking trails. We hope to walk the dog morning, noon, and night 30 minutes to an hour each time, and we like to walk/hike for hours on weekends.

Can a little dog handle so much walking or does it depend on the breed? Is the one I showed going to be too small for such adventures, even when fully grown?

I also saw something like this, which might help if the dog gets tired?

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11. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 15:26 BobBob
 
PHJF wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 12:34:
Here's my boy we adopted from a foster back in May this year. He was about a year at the time.

Cute.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 11:35 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 11:32:
BobBob wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 10:41:
I have this and .. it sucks.
Yeah, that sounds like it sucks.

As far as the dog goes, I believe it is pretty standard to consider any dog less than a year old as a puppy. You'll want to check on the breed to find out how big the dog will get, although at 9 months, I'd think you should be able to tell by now -- but can't hurt to double check. Biggest thing in my mind is always realizing getting a dog is not a minor task. If you don't absolutely love the idea of having a dog, you shouldn't get one.

Do you have a dog and what kind?
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 10:45 BobBob
 
I don't trust other discussion sites - literally - I participate in the discussions here but avoid other places for the most part I simply lurk.

So I'm thinking of adopting a rescue dog and she's 9 months. Does that mean she's a puppy? What am I looking at when adopting a 9 month year old dog? I'm just wanting to gather as much knowledge, ideas, and opinions as I can.

I've never owned a dog - though I've had numerous other kinds of pets. I had a relative who had Boxers, which are pretty high energy dogs, I used to play with them a lot and they were fun.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 23, 2017, 10:41 BobBob
 
Do you have arthritis?

I have this and .. it sucks. The only thing that keeps in check is constant exercise. But some days it's so inflamed I can barely get of the chair.
 
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21. Re: Solar Eclipse... Aug 23, 2017, 08:51 BobBob
 
SlimRam wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 01:15:
BobBob wrote on Aug 23, 2017, 00:18:
Anyone good a guessing what a dog's mix of breeds are based upon how it looks?
Maybe a mix between a Spaniel and a Chihuahua? It's strange for sure, don't think i've ever seen one like it?

Believe it or not, she's supposed to be a Pekingese Terrier mix. They said she also has a third breed in her and I'm trying to figure it out. We are considering her for our first dog ownership as a rescue adoption. She's 9 months old.

More pictures: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Figuring out the breed is purely academic. Her personality and behavior is what's most important.

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17. Re: Solar Eclipse... Aug 23, 2017, 00:18 BobBob
 
Anyone good a guessing what a dog's mix of breeds are based upon how it looks?  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2017, 19:13 BobBob
 
"The total phase of this solar eclipse was not visible in Washington DC, but it could be observed there as a partial solar eclipse. The Moon covered a large portion of the Sun, so this was a spectacular sight."

https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/washington-dc

 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2017, 18:25 BobBob
 
This picture sums up the Trump presidency.

 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2017, 16:29 BobBob
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 15:50:
BobBob wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 15:36:
Retired wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 15:23:
I find it odd that the videos of the event people are cheering......feels so archaic.

You're right. This pales in comparison to all the major social and scientific progress we've had with the current administration.
You could hear cheers in a vacuum if Adolf Twitler resigned.

We can be thankful that the Voyager spacecraft is not accessible via Twitter.

Did V'ger start the Borg?
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2017, 15:36 BobBob
 
Retired wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 15:23:
I find it odd that the videos of the event people are cheering......feels so archaic.

You're right. This pales in comparison to all the major social and scientific progress we've had with the current administration.
 
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2. Re: etc. Aug 21, 2017, 12:55 BobBob
 
Solar eclipse is trolling many red states for bringing about a new dark age upon the rest of us - the end of enlightenment.  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2017, 11:05 BobBob
 
Creston wrote on Aug 21, 2017, 08:16:
I'll repost this on Monday's OOTB, but if you live in the US and have pets, please keep them INSIDE during the eclipse. Your pets WILL look at the eclipse and WILL burn their retinas, same as a human would, otherwise.

I don't know why people around here are buying the glasses. They're just going to see a very dark marine layer.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 21, 2017, 10:56 BobBob
 
Are cockapoos good dogs?  
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7. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 11, 2017, 00:09 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 22:18:
BobBob wrote on Aug 10, 2017, 16:52:
Get ready for a surge in homelessness, theft, and burglaries, etc.
Why? Because truck drivers will be out of a job? It will take decades to replace trucks with self driving ones. They will leave the industry mostly through attrition, although it would be nice if there was a training program in place to help workers whose jobs get replaced by automation.

Forecasts

Book

I'm betting within the next decade or less.

Bulb
 
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5. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 10, 2017, 16:52 BobBob
 
Get ready for a surge in homelessness, theft, and burglaries, etc.  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 10, 2017, 16:50 BobBob
 
Do think it will happen?  
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