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Share your shitty pet caretaker stories. Couldn't find one of these threads in the catalog so here's one that I heard from a coworker today:
>coworker owns a friendly, outgoing, soft little bunny
>she decides to go to Coachella for a few days
>she asks her dudebro roommate to watch the bunny
>it's just a few days, you can handle it dudebro
>three days later
>coworker gets a text from dudebro
>"do you know the name and address of the place where you got the bunny? a friend of mine wants one"
>coworker instantly suspects he's killed it
>she texts him back, "did you kill our bunny?"
>"of course not, how could you think I would do that, I'm offended"
>she comes home
>bunny can't be found at first
>they see something hiding under a chair
>big, longer-eared, scared bunny that doesn't like anyone
>obviously not the same bunny
>apparently dudebro fed the original bunny instant oatmeal and its stomach exploded
And the asshole lied about it. Fuck that guy.
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Can dogs be born with only an undercoat, and no guard hairs?
Humphrey is shedding his coat so I was combing him out and noticed a distinct lack of guard hairs.
As I was combing him out because he's summer shedding all the places where he was combed out basically removed all the hair except for the fine new hairs growing in.
Now I've had double coated dogs before but I've never had a dog shed like this ever. I can't find a single guard hair. Humphrey's always been UNUSUALLY soft, but I never thought too much about it. But now I'm wondering if perhaps Humphrey was born with a mutation that causes him to only grow undercoat? The only place I found guard hairs are along his mane where his hair grows much longer than the rest of him, which actually explains why he has such a mane in the first place.
If he does have a mutation that causes him to only grow undercoat and no guard hairs, is that cause for concern?
On a slightly differing note, I saved all the undercoat we brushed off him and I'm going to try felting with it as it's pretty fucking soft, and a nice color. Comparable to baby alpaca in texture IMO.
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I already know some folks won't like this, and if you don't, that's okay. I'm not asking anyone to agree with me or my questions.
I make semi creepy things as a hobby, usually out of plastic molded materials and other faux materials, but I have no qualms with using real animal parts as long as they are legal.
I used to have fake cat skeletons but my last two got broken badly, and the wholesaler stopped selling them because they weren't a popular item. Now the only replica skeletons I can find are far too expensive to be using for my hobby. I don't want to use expensive parts because I do sell some of my items and it's hard enough to recoup what I have spent on materials alone.
Now, I know that it isn't legal to buy/sell cat fur in the US, but bones are considered okay. I also know that many cats are euthanized in shelters.
On a scale of 'That's creepy, but whatever' to 'What the ever living fuck is wrong with you', how kicked out would I be if I asked to have the euthanized cats for their bones to use/sell?
I've been mulling this over in my mind and I keep thinking that it would not work out well.
I would be willing to pay for the cats, and to donate a portion of any money made off euthanized cat bones to the shelter. However, I don't think that will make the question 'can I have your dead cats' any easier to answer.
What do you think /an/? Should I try, accepting beforehand that I may get kicked out, or should I just forget it and keep looking for reasonably priced fake bones?