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I think that would be ok Ruby

I know, right?, Sunday, 20 January 2008 01:26 (twelve years ago) link

The puppy is a Bichon Frisé and they don't usually get taller than a foot or so - this guy's still got a long way to go, but will always be rather small and cute. My boyfriend's parents had a Bichon Frisé before and we really liked him, so we chose to go for the same breed.

He was totally shocked by what he read. I didn't think I'd have to explain the term fisting quite so soon.


Finefinemusic, Sunday, 20 January 2008 07:30 (twelve years ago) link


J0rdan S., Sunday, 20 January 2008 07:36 (twelve years ago) link


musically, Sunday, 20 January 2008 09:43 (twelve years ago) link


Madchen, Sunday, 20 January 2008 11:00 (twelve years ago) link

Finefinemusic, can your little puppy become THE OFFICIAL ILX PUPPY?

The Real Dirty Vicar, Sunday, 20 January 2008 18:58 (twelve years ago) link

You gonna keep giving him the puppy cut or the show-style bichon cut, when he needs grooming in the future?

Abbott, Sunday, 20 January 2008 19:03 (twelve years ago) link

Neither my boyfriend nor I really are down with the typical Bichon cut, no - we'll probably keep a cut similar to what he's got now as he ages.

I asked him if he'd like to be the official ILX Puppy and he gave me a weird look and then tried to bite my arm, which I assume is a "yes" from him. He's in good company, his best dog friends (aka our friends' dogs) are named Arlo and Dylan.

Quality time with Daddy:

Finefinemusic, Sunday, 20 January 2008 21:54 (twelve years ago) link


Matt DC, Sunday, 20 January 2008 22:00 (twelve years ago) link

maxwell vs. bob poll plz

gr8080, Sunday, 20 January 2008 22:01 (twelve years ago) link

ooooooooomg that is tooo white and fluffy and wonderful!!!

Surmounter, Sunday, 20 January 2008 23:02 (twelve years ago) link

yay puppy of cuteness!

miryam, Monday, 21 January 2008 01:21 (twelve years ago) link


(look at its widdle ears when it whistles!)

StanM, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:42 (twelve years ago) link

OKAY WHO'S GOT A COLLIE/PITBULL/ANYTHING? I want some other candidates for Official ILX puppy, and at least one of them better be more than 16 inches tall at the shoulder.

Laurel, Thursday, 31 January 2008 16:47 (twelve years ago) link

go to the "pitbulls are retarded" thread if that's what you're after.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Thursday, 31 January 2008 19:40 (twelve years ago) link

Can my dog be a mascot? He was born to do it.

Abbott, Thursday, 31 January 2008 19:40 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...


StanM, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 06:58 (twelve years ago) link

You can squirt milk out of your fingers? Cool.

Ed, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 07:02 (twelve years ago) link

that's not my hand, just a pic I encountered online

StanM, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 07:21 (twelve years ago) link

it's ok stanm we accept yr puppy-fingers disability

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 14:45 (twelve years ago) link


^^^ this guy is my homey

gbx, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 15:11 (twelve years ago) link

he is a hundred pounds heavier now, tho (just turned one!)

gbx, Tuesday, 26 February 2008 15:11 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

my mom's puppy just had her first dog show:



gr8080, Sunday, 23 March 2008 17:24 (twelve years ago) link

how'd she do?

roxymuzak, Sunday, 23 March 2008 17:35 (twelve years ago) link

mom says she won best opposite sex (?!) and best of winners.

gr8080, Sunday, 23 March 2008 17:38 (twelve years ago) link


roxymuzak, Sunday, 23 March 2008 17:43 (twelve years ago) link

gimme a puppy

xp "best of winners" lol

gbx, Sunday, 23 March 2008 17:47 (twelve years ago) link

Good timing for the revive. Mrs. Hurting and I think we want to adopt a dog from a shelter, preferably a puppy or young dog. She has dog experience, I have almost none. She's kind of partial to Jack Russells (we've seen a few available at shelters), but I'm concerned about the energy thing (they're especially spunky). I'd be fine with an ugly mutt - my only concern is that you don't always know how big a mutt will get.

Advice on how to proceed? What to look for? How to prepare? I think we've thought over the decision pretty well. We're not heavy travelers and her work schedule is going to be easy enough that she can do extra walks when I'm busy with school. We have a decent-sized apartment so smallish dog is probably better. I feel ready to deal with the commitment even if it means scaling back some social activities (we're home a lot anyway). Maybe there's a thread on this already but searching "dog" is not highly effective.

Hurting 2, Sunday, 23 March 2008 21:26 (twelve years ago) link

gr8080, what kind of dog is that?

Melissa W, Sunday, 23 March 2008 21:43 (twelve years ago) link

hurting, do you own furniture, or nice things? if so, are they all kept in a remote storage facility, or in the apartment? if the answers are "yes" and "the apartment," I would advise against a jack russell.

you can get a decent gauge of a mutt puppy's eventual size by looking at their paws. a female will generally provide for less wear and tear around the house than a male. being a smartypants, I recommend desmond morris' "dogwatching" for a decent education on the bastards.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 23 March 2008 22:18 (twelve years ago) link


Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 23 March 2008 22:48 (twelve years ago) link

> best opposite sex (?!)

If the best of breed is a boy-dog, the judges also choose the best bitch and verse-visa.

Oilyrags, Monday, 24 March 2008 13:11 (twelve years ago) link

i would also advise against a jack russell. they're small, sure, but they require an incredible amount of exercise. you're right to be concerned about their energy levels. i'm far from being an expert but i've walked a few at our local shelter, and it's like having a 15lb rocket on a lead. also, they're not necessarily the most easy-going breed. read the "temperament" section on this page:


i don't mean to be down on them, because they're supercute and peppy, but you should be aware of possible problems as a first-time dog owner.

lauren, Monday, 24 March 2008 13:57 (twelve years ago) link

fiancee has got a jack russell who is probably an anomaly cos he's not a total bastard. they have a lot of energy, but because they're so small, they wear out fast, too, if they're doing some high energy shit like running laps around your living room (maybe that's just him, he will seriously run in loop until (a) he gets tired or (b) someone is quick enough to snatch him up). but otherwise he's pretty even-keeled and can actually catch things in his mouth as opposed to letting toys hit him in the face and then looking at you sideways like wtf i can't eat this shit??

her mother's two jack russells are less nice, tho. one of which is just the loudest dog i've heard, srsly, cannot even sleep in that house, 6 am barking at nothing sessions. think the other one is too fat to be annoying. so based on my super scientific sample, 1 out of 3 jack russells are awes.

m bison, Monday, 24 March 2008 14:11 (twelve years ago) link

gr8080, what kind of dog is that?

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gr8080, Monday, 24 March 2008 17:31 (twelve years ago) link

so adorable.

lauren, Monday, 24 March 2008 18:04 (twelve years ago) link

All small dogs like to run loopers until they drop.

suzy, Monday, 24 March 2008 18:06 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, I helped my wife dogsit a jack russell once. It was a great dog but it didn't seem to have an off switch. I swear I must have thrown the chew toy to it over and over again for an hour straight before I just gave up.

Hurting 2, Monday, 24 March 2008 19:47 (twelve years ago) link

My wife claims its not that different from any other dog, but I think that's just because she grew up with another really difficult dog that needed tons of exercise and play.

Hurting 2, Monday, 24 March 2008 19:48 (twelve years ago) link


Scik Mouthy, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:19 (twelve years ago) link

2nd picture = PUPPYLOAF

bell_labs, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:20 (twelve years ago) link

aww puppyloaf

listen hurting if you want a lazy ass dog you might have to go big. people are always reject large dogs because they need a lot of room to run around in. its all lies. our great dane sleeps about 20 hours a day and english bull mastiff i had before that slept about that too.

sunny successor, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:56 (twelve years ago) link

also, when our great dane finishes eating at her bowl she carries back some biscuits to her bed. i suspect its so she doesnt have to go to all the trouble of standing up to eat if she feels hungry later. i mean, her food bowl is 10 whole feet away from her bed.

sunny successor, Monday, 24 March 2008 20:59 (twelve years ago) link

I love it when you rep for giant dogs.

Laurel, Monday, 24 March 2008 21:06 (twelve years ago) link

dinah, the great dane my parents' friends had, basically would only get up when her lasagne pan-sized dish of kibble was put out for her.

lauren, Monday, 24 March 2008 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

i will rep hard for big dogs

gbx, Monday, 24 March 2008 23:43 (twelve years ago) link

I did live in a college house with a black lab once. It was awesome and mellow.

Hurting 2, Monday, 24 March 2008 23:47 (twelve years ago) link

95% of me wants our next dog to be a small breed, but the other 5% really wants to adopt a greyhound.

Rock Hardy, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:00 (twelve years ago) link

best dog i ever knew was my cousin's half pit bull/half boxer, she wuz the cuetest


m bison, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:01 (twelve years ago) link



m bison, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:03 (twelve years ago) link



meet charlie! he's 3 but looks (and acts) like an old man. was a stray in texas and on a kill list and then bounced through fosters and bad adoptions :(

but now he's home! he is extremely mellow and settling in. already has a favorite spot on the couch and spent last night curled up at my feet in bed.

my first dog, i love it so far

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 12 October 2019 23:58 (eleven months ago) link

he looks gorgeous!

calzino, Sunday, 13 October 2019 00:02 (eleven months ago) link


this is my main doog Douglas, he's reaching his first birthday in 2 days!

calzino, Sunday, 13 October 2019 00:08 (eleven months ago) link

handsome boy

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 13 October 2019 00:17 (eleven months ago) link

he has some very unsavoury habits and is an obsessive scavenger, so I have to put a muzzle on him off the lead until we get into deep countryside. Because he will literally eat anything, including discarded socks, dog-shit, fox-shit literally anything... but he is slowly getting more sensible.

calzino, Sunday, 13 October 2019 00:35 (eleven months ago) link


just shamelessly reposting earlier pics of Douglas's development in the last year from this thread, including after he needed major surgery to have a sock removed from his small intestine after nearly dying, because I felt like it!

calzino, Sunday, 13 October 2019 00:59 (eleven months ago) link

he practically collapses that settee when jumps on it now!

calzino, Sunday, 13 October 2019 01:01 (eleven months ago) link

two extremely good boys imo

NEWS Giant penis frog didn’t have a giant penis after all (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 13 October 2019 05:52 (eleven months ago) link

Doug is so beautiful. Black labs are my favourite. Does he like to greet people by putting their arms in his mouth? We had a black lab who did that. Not everyone likes that, we discovered.

And look at Charlie! I hope he'll turn out to be a total rascal when you've had him for a while and he settles in properly.

This is our pack (I don't know if this photo will work).

trishyb, Sunday, 13 October 2019 08:56 (eleven months ago) link

Oh, hueg, sorry.

trishyb, Sunday, 13 October 2019 08:56 (eleven months ago) link

Love to see all the VGBs.

I am still VERY dog-broody.

coup de twat (suzy), Sunday, 13 October 2019 10:01 (eleven months ago) link

Labs are such easy dogs to have if you are under stress. When I had anxiety my lab mix used to lie down next to me so I could feel how calm he was. Only problem with them is that they WILL eat anything, including - ick - a tray of pasta in the alley that has maggots. They're smart dogs so it just must be hard-wired into them to put any and all food into their mouths.

I Guess Old Notre Dame Won't Win After All (I M Losted), Monday, 14 October 2019 16:49 (eleven months ago) link

" Black labs are my favourite. Does he like to greet people by putting their arms in his mouth? We had a black lab who did that. Not everyone likes that, we discovered."

yep, not biting but excitedly getting hands, arms, sleeves of coats in his mouth in his excitement, and he repeatedly jumps up at people - which is not good when he is covered in mud or the unfortunate person has recently had a hip replacement or just doesn't like that type of thing! He is calming down a bit and getting more wary about strangers, but still often starts hyperventilating when he meets other dogs or people sometimes, get's crazy excited. He will literally eat anything hence the need for a muzzle off the lead. I've stopped going to to one local park because some twisted psychopath from the rugby has been putting poisoned food around the pitch again

calzino, Monday, 14 October 2019 17:09 (eleven months ago) link

mine is having separation anxiety, barking/whining after i leave. this was my first day heading out to my job so we'll be working on it. hopefully when things become more predictable and normal he'll relax a bit

global tetrahedron, Monday, 14 October 2019 17:15 (eleven months ago) link

I'd recommend getting some pressed rawhide bones, they can chew them for hours and it might help him chill if he's showing anxiety and prevent other things getting chewed.

calzino, Monday, 14 October 2019 17:38 (eleven months ago) link

xp to trish

just remembered the day my postman, who is a fan of Douglas came to say hello and ended up with his hand in a big cavernous labbie mouth, and when get got his hand back there was a huge globule of saliva dangling off his wrist..

calzino, Monday, 14 October 2019 17:43 (eleven months ago) link

No! Not rawhide! The rawhide doesn’t digest, is often made by bleaching said rawhide and comes from very unethical places. Plus I see a rawhide veterinary horror story just about every day online. You’re best off getting raw bones from a butcher (I get beef rib bones for Wilf when he stays).

coup de twat (suzy), Monday, 14 October 2019 17:46 (eleven months ago) link

shit I didn't realise there were so many blockages caused by rawhide bones. The ones I get are quite expensive and from a reputable online seller, and I thought they were just basically very chewy protein. oh well!

calzino, Monday, 14 October 2019 17:57 (eleven months ago) link

Douglas is such a beautiful dog ❤️❤️

gyac, Monday, 14 October 2019 17:58 (eleven months ago) link

NB: Bully Sticks have similar issues if you have a fast chewer though puppies go berzerk over them.
NB to NB: they smell real bad tho
NB to NB to NB: they are bull penises tho

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 14 October 2019 17:59 (eleven months ago) link


he's absolutely gorgeous, that much was evident the second I saw him as a pup - but he's maturing into a stunningly handsome dog. Does anyone know if those poundshop butcher's bones in cellophane wraps are good or bad? or what are the best doggy chewing treat options?

calzino, Monday, 14 October 2019 18:14 (eleven months ago) link

pretty doggos!

We used to do the king size kong with frozen food/peanut butter in it.

Yerac, Monday, 14 October 2019 18:35 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah, Kongs here too.

xp to Calzino: Those things can splinter if the dog crunches too hard on them, so they're not great for very chompy dogs. We're fine because we've got two weak-mouthed dogs and one Jack Russell who is mighty and strong but small.

just remembered the day my postman, who is a fan of Douglas came to say hello and ended up with his hand in a big cavernous labbie mouth, and when get got his hand back there was a huge globule of saliva dangling off his wrist..

Yes, an old housemate of mine used to call our labrador Lord Crustynosebridge because he always had a big dried flob across his muzzle. So debonair!

trishyb, Monday, 14 October 2019 18:38 (eleven months ago) link

I've just been reading that you should avoid white rawhide dog chews because they are the ones that are likely to have had extensive chemical treatment. The ones I get are a yellow ochre colour and don't stink like crap, so I feel a little bit better now. But the choke hazard is obv not good.

calzino, Monday, 14 October 2019 18:41 (eleven months ago) link

xp and when they shake that head - duck and cover!

calzino, Monday, 14 October 2019 18:43 (eleven months ago) link

I had a 70 lb boxer and he did pretty well on bully sticks, but he also had little dolphin teeth. He would just snap almost everything else in bits and then swallow them whole so never touched rawhide.

Yerac, Monday, 14 October 2019 18:48 (eleven months ago) link

Bones from an actual butcher. If they’re not giving them away outright, they will cost pennies, and not be origin-suspect like those from Poundland (also: raw every time). Get a bunch and lob them in the freezer. That’ll do for any germs and your dog will be BUSY for at least three hours.

coup de twat (suzy), Monday, 14 October 2019 19:01 (eleven months ago) link


crazy fool tried to jump over a barbed wire fence and his carpal pad god ripped!

calzino, Friday, 18 October 2019 18:28 (eleven months ago) link

get well soon buddy :(

expedited frictionless convergences (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 18 October 2019 18:33 (eleven months ago) link

Oh Douglas, you beautiful fool.

trishyb, Saturday, 19 October 2019 11:29 (eleven months ago) link

he's not happy about his second spell imprisoned in a buster collar.

calzino, Saturday, 19 October 2019 11:34 (eleven months ago) link

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