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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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

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

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

three weeks pass...


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

You can squirt milk out of your fingers? Cool.

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

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

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

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

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


^^^ this guy is my homey

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

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

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

three weeks pass...

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



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

how'd she do?

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

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

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


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

gimme a puppy

xp "best of winners" lol

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

gr8080, what kind of dog is that?

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


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

gr8080, what kind of dog is that?

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

so adorable.

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

All small dogs like to run loopers until they drop.

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


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

2nd picture = PUPPYLOAF

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

I love it when you rep for giant dogs.

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

i will rep hard for big dogs

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



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

I just keep flipping open the thread to see the puppy at the top.


suzy, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:28 (eleven years ago) link

Anyone have experience with Australian Shepherds or English Pointers?

I might be moving into a house with a big fenced backyard so I can finally think about adopting.

milo z, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 01:04 (eleven years ago) link

puppy in action (with mom's other dog):



gr8080, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 02:10 (eleven years ago) link

so cuet

roxymuzak, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 02:15 (eleven years ago) link

oh man they had a neopolitan mastiff on our local morning show this morning. he looked a lot like this:


except he was 3 months old so about double that size. CUUUUET

sunny successor, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 14:45 (eleven years ago) link

i want one. they're so pretty!

lauren, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 14:57 (eleven years ago) link

AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! That puppy is ridiculous. Want.

ENBB, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 14:59 (eleven years ago) link

The best thing about them is they have chocolate, vanilla and strawberry all at once!


Oilyrags, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 15:04 (eleven years ago) link


jhøshea, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 15:11 (eleven years ago) link

pink tongue, white claws, brown fur?

sunny successor, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 15:13 (eleven years ago) link

hope you like drool

milo z, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 21:38 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

So, uh, here's waht a Cavapoo looks like. In our truck, on the way home, with his new owners.


Rock Hardy, Sunday, 13 April 2008 01:38 (eleven years ago) link

i recuperated by lining up to adopt 2 chihuahuas. they should be ready by tuesday. naming em ziggy and manu and will have pictures.

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:46 (five months ago) link

that is a very good idea, and an adorable one as well. holy crap! how old are they?

Karl Malone, Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:48 (five months ago) link

theyre each about a year old. luckily my school is v close to the city animal care services so i went after work initially intending to get one dog, but these two dudes were cellmates and brought in at the same time, so i couldnt separate them!

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:54 (five months ago) link

i recommend picking up the beverly hills chihuahua trilogy on the way home as well, this will be essential viewing for your new fam

Karl Malone, Saturday, 2 March 2019 22:57 (five months ago) link

I went down that path of getting another puppy before thinking too much about it when suffering bereavement. It has been hard work, but I don't regret the decision at all.

calzino, Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:07 (five months ago) link

how is the sock gobbler

god knows i want to fp (darraghmac), Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:22 (five months ago) link

mar dhea and theres a few round here wouldnt be safe from him indeed

god knows i want to fp (darraghmac), Sunday, 3 March 2019 00:23 (five months ago) link

he's a bit depressed with the new low sock access regime, the intestine recovery rations he's on, lack of off the lead action and the elizabethan head-piece is inflicting psychological duress. I'd like to think the brush with death has instilled a new sense of maturity in him, but as soon as the stitches come out on wednesday he'll be back to his best/worst in no time I reckon, but thank god tbh.

calzino, Sunday, 3 March 2019 06:52 (five months ago) link

I can't get a new dog till after the summer -- we're having major renovation work done on our house and we have to move out for a few months.

trishyb, Sunday, 3 March 2019 17:39 (five months ago) link

one month passes...


Douglas is 6 months old today. ffs I lose the daily count of the amount of times I'm retrieving stones and lumps of chewing gum out of his gob. But he's growing into a real handsome dog for sure.

calzino, Sunday, 14 April 2019 09:07 (four months ago) link

extremely good boy

arli$$ and bible black (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 14 April 2019 09:08 (four months ago) link

That’s a real good creek you found there, Douglas <3

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Sunday, 14 April 2019 13:59 (four months ago) link


this is my buddy, Buddy

gbx, Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:30 (four months ago) link


gbx, Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:30 (four months ago) link

(not actually mine, but we are pals)

gbx, Sunday, 14 April 2019 15:32 (four months ago) link

I am a fan of these dogs.

god i want a dog

global tetrahedron, Monday, 15 April 2019 03:13 (four months ago) link

new mexico pup style! love it

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Monday, 15 April 2019 03:44 (four months ago) link

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