Out of the Blue

The Gunnar-man started limping the other night; he had no cuts or any such thing, so we tried to keep him from being too active to further aggravate what seemed to be a minor sprain. This is not easy with Gunnar, who is sort of a cross between Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and Rocky the Squirrel, as he tends to jump up and down when excited (his standing vertical leap is easily three feet) and fly off the back deck or front porch when we let him out. He seems better now, so we'll put his injury to the test today, as the dogs are climbing the walls after two days without getting out for a run on the doggie trail.

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Jan 14, 2010, 07:43
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2010, 07:43
Jan 14, 2010, 07:43
 
A three foot vertical leap? Really?

Back in the day we used to put some really old "child fences" at the doorways to some of the interior rooms to keep our young puppies at bay when we'd have company that didn't like dogs or repairmen that couldn't be bothered.

The oldest one was at least 2 feet (perhaps 2.5) and the pups would jump over that with ease.

We had a newer one that was 1/2 to 1 foot taller (probably 2.5-3 feet total) which they managed to jump every now and then. Granted they needed a running start but they did it every now and then.

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Jan 14, 2010, 00:59
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Jan 14, 2010, 00:59
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jan 13, 2010, 14:48:
Don't worry about it too much, Blue. If his paw hurts too much for him to stand on, he'll calm down. Even dogs aren't that dumb.

I couldnt disagree more.

My neighbor just had her lab in for an infection in the leg caused by a similar deal to lyme's disease from a tic bite, the skin had broke and you could see the bone. She had surgery on it, dog was ok for 2 days, then chewed the dressings off and you could see the bone again. She would still limp around with her flesh and bone showing!

So - I 100% disagree on that grounds, and also the grounds that my labs will not baby it until better. The torn ligament had to be watched very closely and she had to be crated regularly.

Each dog is different.

I would like to point out that my post was in response to the presumption that the dog had sprained a muscle. You're talking about dogs with massive wounds and torn ligaments. Obviously, those need care and need to be watched. But a sprain will easily heal on its own.

So it's kinda apples to oranges here.

As for your dog chewing off the dressing and opening the wound again, that's because her instinct is telling her she needs to keep that wound clean by licking it.

Creston
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 13, 2010, 20:15
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Re: Out of the Blue Jan 13, 2010, 20:15
Jan 13, 2010, 20:15
 
In other news... Bluesnudes dot com lawl.

(I just checked before clicking post and it looks like it's an actual site, unfortunately, or at least one of those parked "you can buy me!" urls.. XD)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 13, 2010, 20:08
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Jan 13, 2010, 20:08
 
So - I 100% disagree on that grounds, and also the grounds that my labs will not baby it until better. The torn ligament had to be watched very closely and she had to be crated regularly.

Yeah, I'd have to agree about my guys as well. They are each remarkably stoical, and are decidedly unwilling to slow down or give into any sort of pain. For example, I posted a photo years ago of Hudson the wonder dog in a pink cast that everyone thought was humorously obscene. That cast lasted a couple of days after the photo until Hudsy removed it herself by banging it on the deck until it came off.

We did go for a walk on the trail, and the Gunnar-man proceeded to run around at a million miles an hour, but thankfully didn't re-aggravate his leg. He did, however, run full speed into a tree as he tried to keep any eye on Hudson over his shoulder (since she can't keep up with him). He stopped and looked at the tree for a second, and raced off again as if nothing happened.

As I say, remarkably stoical...
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Re: Image of the Day
Jan 13, 2010, 19:43
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Jan 13, 2010, 19:43
 
Ledger was a really good actor just coming into his own, the guy was going nowhere but up. He had the chops to be a legendary actor for his generation. And I agree with Masa 100%, his portrayal of the Joker was spot-fucking-on. That whole scene in the hospital with Harvey Dent was pure excellence.

Anyway, here's hoping the Gunnar-man gets well soon! I love the Gunnar-man! If there are any butchers close by, Blue, go get him and Huddy some big ol' cow bones to gnaw on! Used to do that with my pooch all the time, bring him home this 3 foot bone covered in blood and stuff and he was happier than a pig in poo going to town on it!

P.S. I have to say I find this "Beyond the Rack" ad amusing as hell. Hot model in a cocktail dress with tits pointing up. It certainly makes me think beyond her rack, lol!

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Re: Image of the Day
Jan 13, 2010, 19:27
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Jan 13, 2010, 19:27
 
How was he "bested" by Heath Ledger? If Ledger hadn't died shortly after the movie...

He actually died while Dark Knight was still in production. I when Ledger died Warner put out a statement he pretty much finished filming his role.

...everyone would have said he was good, and nobody would have cared anymore. It's the River Phoenix Syndrome. Make a decent movie, die, and suddenly you're this Legendary actor.

Meh, his accolades for the movie were deserved regardless. His portrayal of The Joker in the movie was essentially how I imagined him from the comics. Nicholson's Joker was ridiculously comic and just showed the character as a lunatic madman. No depth, no substance, just a white-faced clown in a purple suit.

Not saying Nicholson's role was bad, not by any means. But he certainly didn't get any inspiration from the comic-series Joker.
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Jan 13, 2010, 15:49
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Jan 13, 2010, 15:49
 
It's a sheep...right?

What, was this guy Scottish?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 13, 2010, 14:48
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Jan 13, 2010, 14:48
 
Don't worry about it too much, Blue. If his paw hurts too much for him to stand on, he'll calm down. Even dogs aren't that dumb.

I couldnt disagree more.

My neighbor just had her lab in for an infection in the leg caused by a similar deal to lyme's disease from a tic bite, the skin had broke and you could see the bone. She had surgery on it, dog was ok for 2 days, then chewed the dressings off and you could see the bone again. She would still limp around with her flesh and bone showing!

So - I 100% disagree on that grounds, and also the grounds that my labs will not baby it until better. The torn ligament had to be watched very closely and she had to be crated regularly.

Each dog is different.
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Re: Image of the Day
Jan 13, 2010, 13:55
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Jan 13, 2010, 13:55
 
mag wrote on Jan 13, 2010, 13:16:
Creston wrote on Jan 13, 2010, 13:11:
That said, for Jack to get so pissy about it is just stupid.

Creston

Check the link in Hoop's post.

I wasn't so much referring to the photoshopped pic, as to some stories that have gone around about him being bitchy if people say they thought Heath Ledger was a better joker. Get over it, Jack. Fuck a few more women, have another bottle of whiskey, and enjoy the last few years of your life.

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Re: Image of the Day
Jan 13, 2010, 13:32
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Jan 13, 2010, 13:32
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If Ledger hadn't died shortly after the movie, everyone would have said he was good, and nobody would have cared anymore.

I disagree. I wasn't expecting much out of Ledger at all (he wasn't a bad actor, but he didn't seem like a for for the part, IMO, not unlike when Keaton was first announced way back when), and his portrayal blew my mind.
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Jan 13, 2010, 13:16
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Jan 13, 2010, 13:16
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Creston wrote on Jan 13, 2010, 13:11:
That said, for Jack to get so pissy about it is just stupid.

Creston

Check the link in Hoop's post.
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Re: Image of the Day
Jan 13, 2010, 13:11
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Jan 13, 2010, 13:11
 
Fion wrote on Jan 13, 2010, 11:33:
The image of the day is perfection. As much as everyone lauded Jack Nicholson for his performance as The Joker he 'knows' he was bested in every way possible by Heath Ledgers performance. So the look on his face is.. precious beyond words.

How was he "bested" by Heath Ledger? If Ledger hadn't died shortly after the movie, everyone would have said he was good, and nobody would have cared anymore. It's the River Phoenix Syndrome. Make a decent movie, die, and suddenly you're this Legendary actor.

Jack Nicholson's Joker was played in a completely different movie, with a far different tone and set-up. If Jack had to play the Joker in the Dark Knight, he'd have played him a lot darker and more psycho crazy too. Instead, he had to play the Joker in a fairly light-hearted Batman, so they went the comedy route.

That said, for Jack to get so pissy about it is just stupid.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 13, 2010, 13:06
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Jan 13, 2010, 13:06
 
Don't worry about it too much, Blue. If his paw hurts too much for him to stand on, he'll calm down. Even dogs aren't that dumb.

He'll regulate himself to the point where it doesn't hurt so much anymore, then he'll just let loose again. Also, dogs are NOTORIOUS fakers.

My old lab would limp around on his poor, sore paw, playing it up for all he was worth, then he'd see one of his other dog buddies out on the field, and he'd run over like there was nothing wrong with him. And it was only after we'd left again that he seemed to realize "oh yeah, my paw was hurting. Ow! Ow! Ow!" and start limping again. The little sympathy mooch.

I miss my lab...

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Re: Image of the Day
Jan 13, 2010, 12:37
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Jan 13, 2010, 12:37
 
Im pretty sure that image is shopped.
I've seen the photo before on digg or somewhere, it was originaly an image of him ......he probably had a run in with the guy pestering him.

Found the original. http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/assets/6/4bd61ab9df3efa5340b7271de486d0d44cb07d73_m.jpg
So now poor Jack cops the wrath of obsessive Dark Knight fans (to whom I say get over your movie it's not that great) who think hes a jealous P*$k.

Is there an image left on the web that has'nt been picked up and f$^&ed with?


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Re: Image of the Day
Jan 13, 2010, 12:28
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Jan 13, 2010, 12:28
 
The image of the day is perfection. As much as everyone lauded Jack Nicholson for his performance as The Joker he 'knows' he was bested in every way possible by Heath Ledgers performance.

Meh, that is your perception.
I think his "greatness" is partially rooted in his death and therefore over exaggerated.....

Both performances are excellent for their respective movie and time. In all honesty, I beleive Jack is pretty happy considering he still gets royalties...even off of Ledger's performance. Jack is a smart man.
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Image of the Day
Jan 13, 2010, 11:33
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Jan 13, 2010, 11:33
 
The image of the day is perfection. As much as everyone lauded Jack Nicholson for his performance as The Joker he 'knows' he was bested in every way possible by Heath Ledgers performance. So the look on his face is.. precious beyond words.
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Jan 13, 2010, 11:23
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 13, 2010, 10:22:
A three foot vertical leap? Really?

Yeah, that was a conservative estimate off the top of my head. When Gunnar is out back waiting to come in he repeatedly jumps up to look in the window on the back door, and you can see his entire body (paws and all) though the window. I just measured, and the bottom of the window is 3.5 feet off the ground.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 13, 2010, 10:41
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Sad news for Jeff. I know that kind of loss really hurts.



Why so serious?

Jesus. I'm assuming that's a photoshop. It better be. Do they not remember when Jack took a golf club to a guys car awhile back?


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Jan 13, 2010, 10:31
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Jan 13, 2010, 10:31
 
Whats wrong with a 3 foot vert for a dog? My 2 smaller labs (60 and 85 pounds) both have about that.

Anyway - be careful Blue, I assume you have ice and snow in and around the yard? My 3 yr old took that spill at the park this summer on a slip (and I worry all winter) and tore ligaments in her leg....might want to get it checked out. Even a slight tear needs attention.
Good luck.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Jan 13, 2010, 10:22
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Jan 13, 2010, 10:22
 
A three foot vertical leap? Really?
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