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I recently found out about the Blue Paul Terrier, and I was wondering how one would go about 'resurrecting' the breed, as happened with the Olde English Bulldogge. I got in touch with some breeders specialising in Blue pitbulls, but they were basically retards. One guy said it was the same breed, which it isn't, pitbulls are largely descended from Staffordshire Bull Terriers (although they also have Blue Paul bloodlines, which results in the occasional blue staffy and American Staffordhsire terrier). The Blue Paul was only ever a 'blue' colour, with occasional brindle pups which were called 'red smuts' Pitbulls come in a huge range of colors with myriad features, wheras the Blue Paul had a very specific look.
Anyway none of them were interested in running a breeding program, not surprisinlgy I suppose given the cost, and then the difficulty in achieving breed recognition from the american kennel club etc.
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Hey /an/, /v/ here
As you might know, this years E3 is about to begin and apparently SpikeTV (some tv channel or something) brought a giraffe, for some reason, in a bowtie.
Now people on /v/ are pretty worried about it; how will it take being stuck inside a cramped space like the E3 locals, with thousands of people, all the sound and the lights and the smells?
What are the dangers here? I personally find it to be fucking irresponsible to bring an animal of that size to a convention like E3, but is it likely to take any damage?
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So guys, how do I stop my flatmates cat from shitting and puking all over the goddamn room every time my gf forgets to lock the door properly? The clever little shit knows how to open the doors, and does it just to fuck with me in the mornings, it would seem.
The flatmate is an idiotic bitch, so I think it may be to do with stress. Me and my gf always cuddle and pet the cat when she comes over- as long as she doesn't immedietly start crapping all over the place, that is. And I don't think her owner ever shows her much affection. Maybe that's why she always comes to us when she's feeling bad? Any advice? This is seriously getting out of hand and I don't know what I can do.
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I adopted a cat from the humane society a few days ago. He's 5 years old and has had a bunch of teeth extracted, and had to have some of his jaw bone shaved away to do so, his "alveola" or something.
Anyway, he's not really eating his food. The bag says to feed him 1 cup a day and he generally eats half a cup. I tried putting some wet catfood on top of it, and a bunch of different flavours, and tuna, but he just isn't fussed about any of it. I got him the cat food the shelter said he likes.
Should I be worried about mouth pain or is he just getting used to living in a new home? Is it ok that he's only eating half the recommended amount? Sorry for dumb questions, I've never really taken care of a cat before. Here's a picture of the happy boy.
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What is it that would cause a chicken to just up and die?
Yesterday, one of our New Hampshire Reds was showing severe lethargy and general disinterest in food and interaction. She even appeared to be sleeping standing up at one point. When it came time to close up the coop for the night, we found her laying outside in the rain, barely alert and breathing scarcely.
We brought her in wrapped her up in a towel and for an hour or two she merely shifted around, opening and closing her eyes. Once or twice she jumped up and started flapping around, but eventually she just stretched out and died. There were no prior signs of illness or injury and the other chickens are doing great.
Pictured here is, luckily, not that particular chicken.
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/an/, I'm worried.
Yesterday I noticed my cat of 14 years' tail wasn't like it normally is.
It was facing down and sagging, and he really dislikes when it's touched.
My mother noticed there was a foxtail or something in it, and (idiotically, I can only assume) she pulled on it until it came out.
A big chunk of fur came out, binded by something probably.
His tail is still like this and we're going to bring him to the vet tomorrow.
What is it? ; _ ;
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Couple months old
Been very affectionate, but also very disciplinary
Current problem, urinating and defacating indoors, whining
When I do catch him gnawing on expensive stuff, or just going randomly indoors, I am often motivated to physically harming him. For instance, and I don't do this often, I just smacked his backside for pissing on the floor. I was quite enraged, and held him by the scruff behind his neck (what his mother would do, apparently) and proceeded to explain in human how you can't just piss wherever you like, and pushed his face in the pee. I don't think he understands.
I've been told to move the poop outdoors, to wherever I'd like him to go. That's what happened last time, I grabbed the shit off the floor and walked out in the rain dropping the shit in the grass and sticking his face in it. I don't think he understood.
In any case, he seems to have a terrible memory, cause he is still very playful and still has what I've been heard described as "prey motive" or some shit, he gnaws on my hands and feet all the time, sometimes it gets painful, I scream "no" at him.
In other news I bought specialty puppy food and he hasn't touched the stuff yet. I think maybe I'll add some water. When transitioning to solids, I used boiled carrot and grains, with tiny pieces of beef or chicken. This was experimental, and he ate everything. I then tried giving him a pork rib, which ended up to be a great idea cause he needs a toy, too. Or am I mistaken? Have I been counterproductive in offering him meat? His teeth are fucking incisors. Meant to rip flesh off of bone.
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I've got a cat that has a really wild behavior, I believe the mother was probably feral and not from a breeder. She doesn't misbehave or destroy my shit.
I give her food at the same times consistently, around 6:30 when I leave for work and again at 4:00 when I come home. I know she has enough food too.
I've been leaving my door open at night to my bed room (I live in a home with 2 other guys so it feels a bit awkward sometimes) to allow the cat to travel freely or she'll jump up on the bed and sleep at the foot of it.
None of this is a problem except the next morning. She'll wake up much earlier than me and and when she is awake she is -fucking awake-. She'll beg for food by flying around my room at 100 miles per hour and cry non-stop. I'm ok with an indication that she's hungry but hours in advance is too much. I've been ignoring the crying and just feeding her still at the same time, but it doesn't seem to be stopping or slowing down.
I don't really want to throw her out in the hallway or in the living room and close the door for her to sit by herself, though I know cats are pretty independent. Is there a way I can calm this begging behavior down or should I just indeed leave her out of my room?