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hi friends, i saw a couple cat threads but no dog general. maybe we can fix that.
so anyway ive been wanting to get a dog for the past 8 months or so, so i figure it probably not a passing phase. i had a dog when i was a kid, but we had to get rid of it when i was about 10, but havent had one since then. so i was never really responsible for taking care of it. what kind of costs should i expect to get a dog, making sure its taken care of medically, and how much will it eat? any tips on the differences between dog breeds so i know what i would want to look for? please assist
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>Tornjaks are large and powerful dogs, with well proportioned, almost square-bodied features and agile movements. The dog's bones are not light, but nevertheless not heavy nor coarse. They have a long and thick double coat with a thick undercoat. The bodies of these dogs are strong and well built, with harmonious and dignified movements. The dogs have long and thick hair and this adequately protects them against poor weather conditions. The dogs typically possess shaggy tails, kept high like a flag. Tornjaks have a clear, self-confident, serious and calm disposition. In general the Tornjak is a long-coated dog with short hair over the face and legs. The topcoat is long, thick, coarse and straight. It is especially long on the upper part of the croup; over the shoulders and the back it can be slightly wavy. On the muzzle and the forehead, up to the imaginary line connecting the ears, over the ears. On the front parts of the legs and feet it is short. It is especially abundant around the neck (mane), dense and long over the upper thighs (breeches). It forms feathers along the forearms. With well-coated dogs it is also especially abundant on the rear of hind pasterns.
how can other dogs EVEN compete?
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What kind of animal has hidden itself in our kitchen? We have a bit of an open space behind our oven and our dish washer. We don't know if there is an opening allowing it access to the outdoors from there, but he does have acces to the space under our sink, where we keep two trash cans, one for plastic, the other for fruit and vegs. It eats bits and pieces of fruit and vegetables it finds in there, however we have removed the cans from under the sink now. Pic related. It's an animal able to drag pieces of food through the hole on the left. Its feces look like oversized rice grains and they're all over the place. My brother and I removed the dishwasher and did what we could to find the beast or scare it away, but we can't reach behind the over. Maybe it his there silently, or maybe it wasn't there. It last feasted on our vegetables a mere hour ago at 11 a.m.
Terrible Pet Owners
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>Move to LA
>Live in cheap neighborhood on the cusp of Normal LA & South Central
>Tons of stray cats around
>Start to notice one always hanging around a house I walk by to get to my car
>Only stray that's friendly and approaches me, meowing for pets
>Is skinny but cute, cat quickly becomes a stand-in for my beloved family cat back home
>Start to see this cat daily, realize the people in the house are feeding it
>Start to wonder why they don't just let it inside since they're already taking care of it
>Eventually see owner, who is a black woman
>Notice she also has a German Shepherd that is leashed to the porch occasionally
>Eventually break the ice and ask her about the cat after a couple months of seeing it
>She brightens up and says the cat is named Max and that he is 16 years old
>Says she got him when he was 6 months
>I'm immediately confused and ask for more details
>She then explains how Max was an indoor cat for 13 years until she got the German Shepherd
>German Shepherd and Max did not get along so she decided to kick Max out of the house and let him live outside instead
>Poor fucking cat has spent the last three years living in his yard
>Sleeps on a fucking garbage bag every night or sleeps in the small crevasses above the tires of parked cars on the street
>Has miraculously never been hit by a car
>His "owner' still speaks of him with love in the voice even though she betrayed the fuck out of him
If I didn't live with 3 other people already I would forcibly adopt this cat from her, what she did is absolute bullshit. This cat is so desperate for love every time I walk past him, but I can only ever spend a few minutes with him before I have to go about my own business. He'll try to follow me but the cat refuses to leave his yard, since that's all he's known for three years.