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What is the most loyal and protective breed of dog?
I want a dog that will be my shadow and follow me around and be just attached to me, that won't run off away from me to get petted by some little kid across the street or chase a fucking squirrel. I want a smart, loyal dog. Also a dog that is courageous and would do anything to help/protect me. Also, I prefer medium-extra big dogs!
I love dogs, I'm thinking maybe a German Shepherd or Rottweiler, but have not decided yet.
I've always owned stray mutts that i've picked up off the side of the road. I'm living on my own now, and my last dog sadly passed away. And I want to try getting a "purebred".
tl;dr : Most loyal and protective dog breeds??
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So I bought one of these ant farms in preparation for a project in my biology class. I have a nest of fire ants of ~25 workers, complete with queen, that I placed in it. Now, the instruction manual said the ants will eat the gel. My question is, will the ants feed the gel to the larvae, or will it even have enough nutrients for them at all? Should I continue feeding them stuff like I was doing before I placed them in this ant farm?
I need them to survive until March (I'd like them to last a long time, but as long as I can use them for my project I'll be happy), and there's no way all of these workers will last, so I'm counting on the current and future eggs to mature into adults, which means I need to make sure the larvae receive sufficient nutrients.
Anyone have experience and/or knowledge about this?
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I'm a little confused about dry dog food, maybe just because of the people I was raised around.
My grandma cooks all of her cats and dogs individual dinners of chicken, pork, lamb, liver, or whatever their individual favorite is. My friends' families often gave their dogs wet dog food from the can (or at least a little mixed in with some dry food).
But, all of my closest friends that own dogs INSIST upon giving their dogs only kibbles, and are extraordinarily protective about their dogs having any human or wet dog food. They say it's healthier and for the dog's benefit, but I keep seeing their dogs skip meals or ignore what's offered to them. I just keep thinking about it as if I could only eat dry Cheerios for the rest of my life.
Is there something to this, and they're totally right? Or is a mixture of more palatable foods good for a dog?
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Last week someone dropped off a young cat where I work, tried luring her to me all week so I could take her home and get her fixed, she would take food but flip when you move and take off.
Today before work I bought a cat carrier and some canned cat food to lure her in with but didn't see her when I first got here.
Looked around for a few mins then came inside to start my logs then went outside out front to see if she was there where there is less wind and a large o ver hang(it was raining)
Found her, dead in the street, spent my lunch break burying her.
Rip little cat, sorry I didn't save you, first post in /an/ sucks that its sad
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In looking for a new housemate, I've met a girl who dislikes animals. Not just dogs or cats. All animals. I am a huge animal lover and would be a crazy animal hoarder if I could be, however I have to settle for just one dog who is well behaved with a wonderful temperament, more than I could ask for in a best friend.
I cannot bring myself to like this girl at all, I would trust an animal 100 times over compared to people as a dog would never purposely betray you, hurt you, ect. Their behaviour is easily understood and read. They will only attack when threatened. People are fucked up and you cannot trust them. I don't think I could even trust living with this girl who thinks she'll "get over it if she has to" when living with me and my furry friend. How can people not like any kind of animals? Am I right in thinking that people who don't know the love of a pet are deprived and have something missing inside of them? Or am I just being too harsh and critical?
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Is a compact UVB bulb for a beardie that bad?
I live in a shitty country where nothing but compacts, ReptiGlo/ReptilSun (cheap immitation of Repti Sun meant to trick people into buying it) fluorescent neons are available. In the entire fucking country, not a single shop sells ReptiSun or Arcadia neons that I need for the terrarium.
Importing from outside would not only cost a fuckload and take at least two months, because no one imports from Europe or England, only the US, and seeing as how a friend is giving me a beardie in mid february, I can't afford waiting a full month without UVB for it to arrive.
So I decided to look into compacts and maybe get one instead. Would you recommend I get a compact UVB bulb or a ReptiGlo UVB neon?
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My ferret, Mindy, won't be with us much longer. She'll be ceossing the Rainbow Bridge soon. I've never felt the loss of a pet like this. She's part of my family, and it's like losing a sister.
I just wanted to ask y'all if you can send happy thoughts/wishes her way so she has a comfprtable journey across the Bridge.
Pic related, she's the gray/white fuzzball.
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About an hour ago, when I was upstairs my dog ran out of the house and started attacking this smaller dog.
My dad ran out and stopped her from trying to kill the other dog and I retrieved her after I put on some pants.
I knew my dog was always fussy with other female dogs, but she never started to attack them. She's fine with bigger females for the most part, and loves all male dogs, no matter how big or small the male dog is. One of her playmates is a male dog who happens to be half her size and they never fight.
So obviously now that I know that she can't be trusted around small female dogs, I'm gonna get a muzzle to prevent her from beating up other dogs badly.
Also, what can I do training wise to not have her attack small female dogs? She is spayed BTW.
>Pic: My dog's breed type.