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Title: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: garston1 on December 03, 2008, 05:56:31 PM
Have you got a cute or handsome photo of your favourite Pet? Here's my Ronnie the chocky Labrador at New Brighton today after a swim in the river. He turned two last week. The most stupid dog you'll ever come across.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: dan on December 03, 2008, 06:12:00 PM
this is Emma the sausage dog/ terrier coming up to 2 year old in January

Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: garston1 on December 03, 2008, 06:26:21 PM
Awww nice eyes, (can i say that lol)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: amdaylight on December 03, 2008, 06:31:10 PM
The most stupid dog you'll ever come across.

Oh I don't know, he found a good home and seems to be keeping the master of the house happy with his company.  O0  Now if you want to talk about a blond here is mine, she is wonderful dog and my wife and I lover her very much.  O0 O0 My wife and I had a Shih Tzu and then a couple of Lhasa Apsos, the last one died because she ate a penny (the toxicity of the zinc that they make the penny's out of is what did her in). And we missed her very much until we got Gracie who is a pound puppy. She really has livened up The Anderson house hold with her warmth and exuberant personality.  O0 She is not the dog I wanted but she is the dog I got and needed and I would not trade her for anything in the world.  O0 O0

Andre
over yonder in Portland Oregon
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: dan on December 03, 2008, 06:42:17 PM
Awww nice eyes

thanks garston, and to think someone thought it was acceptible to abondone 12 of them in a ally in the middle of winter, and the same happened with my other dog, it makes me sick  >>:-(

this is a picture of alice, a staffi / whippit and the lazyest dog you will ever meet, after having her walk at about 7am before i go to school, she go back to her basket for another sleep untill about 1pm go for a walk befor picking me up from school, have some food when she comes in, then straight back to bed (as seen on the photo, asleep on the sofa)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: bwmarks on December 03, 2008, 06:48:19 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/bwmarks/Bonnie.jpg)

Bonnie, my little Collie Girl
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: ivorthediver on December 03, 2008, 07:16:09 PM
Yes some people want treating the same way and have no say in the outcome ...................

Yes I also have a Jack Russel with an attitude problem, who gets a right strop on if we don't "Float our Boat" on a Sunday, ...mine by default as her previous owner died and they were not found for three days.......Her Names Jack....yes I know but she has been called it for fourteen years and won't answer to anything else.....
starting to go blind now but she can find her own way to the lake and back to the car......  unless she is being spoilt and then I think she would stay there

Sorry no pic apparently its to big for the page but looks a bit like the picture that was on HMV records years ago........God I'm getting old
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: rem2007 on December 03, 2008, 07:19:31 PM
...this is little Mahigan at 5 months :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: modelman66 on December 03, 2008, 07:22:59 PM
this ferret of mine boris has lots of attitude even my cats give him a wide berth    (http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/modelman66/marleycute017.jpg)  a caged animal lots of claws soft as a brush.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: garston1 on December 03, 2008, 09:09:45 PM
How cool is he !!
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: garston1 on December 03, 2008, 09:15:13 PM
Put a dog (or a ferret ) in front of a camera and they think they're supermodels. It's hard to think that anyone could harm these gorgeous animals
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: oldiron on December 03, 2008, 09:53:47 PM
My Border Collie , Bess. Smart as a whip.

John
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Stavros on December 03, 2008, 11:56:31 PM
My mutley is a heinz 57 a cross between a Border collie and a Springer spaniel,picture taken whilst I was fishing and he sneaked into my bed!!!!



Stavros
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: toesupwa on December 04, 2008, 12:55:09 AM
..and just to be different...

'Dillon' the Rabbit... (rescued Cotton tail)

.. and..

Recently departed 'Pewter'.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: tigertiger on December 04, 2008, 02:12:14 AM
Dillon looks like he has had a heavy night on the juice.  :} :} :} ;)
Or on the wacky backy  :o
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Weeds on December 04, 2008, 02:52:50 AM
as soon as i lay out my rc vehicle,

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/Stevelum_2007/P1010084-1.jpg)

the cat comes to check it out.

(http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa36/Stevelum_2007/P1010081.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: bigfella on December 04, 2008, 06:35:51 AM
My Tabby cat. My wife named him Galileo, Tiger, Raptor, Aloysius, Pudding But you cant call that at dinner time so Gally for short.

He used to sit and look out the window at the stars as a kitten.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: boatmadman on December 04, 2008, 08:11:55 AM
Ginny, straight out of the river and smiling for the camera  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: iron99 on December 04, 2008, 05:49:45 PM
We had a cat until a year ago, when she developed a brain tumor and had to be put down. Gwennie was 21 when she died, and we miss her (we had her for 14 years). Couple of points I heard--------Dogs have owners, cats have staff.

Dog - you love it, feed it, pet it, give it a warm home and bed--Dog thinks you're God
Cat - you love it, feed it, pet it, give it a warm home and bed--Cat thinks ITS God
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: craftysod on December 04, 2008, 07:24:02 PM
Our little horror Jet, rules the flat
(http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh293/craftysod/JET-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: tony52 on December 04, 2008, 09:44:49 PM
My fabulous Ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel -- called 'Geoffrey'.
He is usually more active than this!

(http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4743/geoffreyjt1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Peter Fitness on December 05, 2008, 05:41:52 AM
Here's ours. Oscar the cat's 14, and Cassie the Corgi is 8.

Peter.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: DickyD on December 05, 2008, 01:44:05 PM
My wee 10 stone pet Duke.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Damien on May 13, 2009, 11:52:50 AM
After 6 dogs over 30 years we had decided not to get another, after the last a short coat Chihuahua past away in june last year, as we both have health issues we decided it wouldn't be fair if we passed away and left a pet in limbo.
However our local Aust animal protection shelter runs an Adopt a Senior program and we fell victim to adoring eyes on they're web site lol
the little dog we were interested in didn't like me and drew blood from my hand, he was a 5yo Chihuahua we gave up on him. The lass attending us suggested a senior pair we looked at the pair she vsuggested and rwe fell in love as did the dogs at first sight.
The Dog is a 9yo Bichon Freise (Beau) and the Lady is a Maltese - Shih - tzu 7yo (Daisy) we picked them up today.
Beau has bad Arthritis/Cruciate ligament probs in his left rear leg and hobles around a bit.
A pic of the happy family taken outside the animal shelter.

(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg264/GardnerDG/dogs12.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: mook on May 13, 2009, 01:00:58 PM
All those dogs and cats would soon run away from this beak. this is Chicken the african grey. She can soon devour a wooden boat as well  O0
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: KitS on May 13, 2009, 01:04:35 PM
I can't take photos of our goldfish because they seem to be 'nukes', and swim semi-permanently submerged in a monster flower pot!

We have one very big, slow one, called 'Ohio' and a slimmer, faster one called '688'..........  ok2
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Tester on May 13, 2009, 01:09:57 PM
My daughters Jack Russell, 2 years old and in the photo, resting before the next charge around the garden.

Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: portside II on May 14, 2009, 12:33:12 AM
This was my buddy up to 4 years ago when i had to let him go (old age) , we had him from 6 weeks to 16 years .
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/bengunn_0023a.jpg)
Decided not to replace him with another dog as the cat had take over as top dog (so to speak),
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/2005_01022clubboat0003a.jpg)
So the wife said we should have a budgie ,
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/billyphptos.jpg)
and we named him Billy , who says budgies dont talk this one wont shut up , and to top it all he even has his own hotmail address and a page on facebook,
but what realy does it is he has at least 10 times more friends than me <:(.
daz
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: andyn on May 14, 2009, 12:40:12 AM
My poodge, Dizzy (no I did NOT choose that name...)

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll184/andyn_01/l_c1fd4ec8cc0bbab5b95bfe1d16561cbd.jpg)
(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll184/andyn_01/l_6a4a81eddca8f1ef441287a0d7ab4757.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: cbr900 on May 14, 2009, 02:03:06 PM
This is the pet Bird Snuggles, you can only choose one as the bird on the chair
I am stuck with............

Roy
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: rem2007 on May 14, 2009, 08:02:07 PM
Guess who ate a rubber ball and cost us 410 for surgery, the wolf, Mahigan has learned a lesson on culinary delights, cute though isn't he . 11 months old and still growing.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: garston1 on June 15, 2009, 02:49:41 AM
one handsome dog!
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: oldiron on June 15, 2009, 03:31:43 AM
Guess who ate a rubber ball and cost us 410 for surgery, the wolf, Mahigan has learned a lesson on culinary delights, cute though isn't he . 11 months old and still growing.

  A beautiful looking fella. He bears a striking resemblance to this chap who passed by the back of my house this winter:....

John
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: FullLeatherJacket on June 15, 2009, 08:22:22 AM
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u136/131251milbs/Moggie01.jpg)

OK - so whose little bundle of mischief is this chap? Clues:
'T ain't ours;
Some of the visual clues have been Photoshopped out.

A fresh carrot for the correct guess.

FLJ
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: tugboyben on June 15, 2009, 09:17:11 AM
hi all

Are little angels Leo & honey

Jason
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: omra85 on June 15, 2009, 01:30:32 PM
FLJ
Don't know who's it is - but those speakers are definitely TOO LOUD  :o  :o :o {-)
Danny
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: garston1 on June 15, 2009, 01:34:08 PM
Another two of our Ron
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: boatmadman on June 15, 2009, 03:12:07 PM
Ginny after a swim  {-)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: bwmarks on June 15, 2009, 04:45:28 PM
Here is my 13 month old Collie Girl "Bonnie" with her new sister "Tazley" who is a 3 years old Shetland Sheep Dog
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: rem2007 on June 15, 2009, 06:38:04 PM
Guess who ate a rubber ball and cost us 410 for surgery, the wolf, Mahigan has learned a lesson on culinary delights, cute though isn't he . 11 months old and still growing.

  A beautiful looking fella. He bears a striking resemblance to this chap who passed by the back of my house this winter:....

John

Oh my god John, better not let the missus see this or she'll be stopping at yours on the way to Algonquin. Her holiday is a week longer than mine, and my sister is taking her camping to do the wolf howl. Last time we were home the wolf howl was cancelled, but I'd rather spend a few nights in Algonquin than in Toronto area.
Robert
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: oldiron on June 15, 2009, 08:13:33 PM
 I was up to the wolf center in Haliburton 2 weeks ago. i always enjoy going there. I've never been up for wolf howl though. I should take it in some time.
 Here a couple of pics from the wolf center.
 if you're in the area would you be interested in coming up to Lindsay and visiting some of the boaty types up here? If so i can send you a PM with particulars.

John
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: rob on June 15, 2009, 09:36:06 PM
our border/welsh terrier cross

mad as a box of frogs.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: funtimefrankie on June 15, 2009, 09:47:27 PM
Here's Troy at the helm of "Albatross"
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: SteamboatPhil on June 15, 2009, 10:10:11 PM
Does my 17 year old son count, as he seems to spend all his time eating, growling and sleeping
Are all teenagers like that  {:-{

I'm off to the pet shop O0
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: DickyD on June 15, 2009, 10:18:19 PM
our border/welsh terrier cross

mad as a box of frogs.
Is this better Rob ?
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: rob on June 15, 2009, 11:06:40 PM
Many thanks Dicky... im a luddite really.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Shipmate60 on June 15, 2009, 11:22:04 PM
Here is Tia.
The softest Rottie around, well till you upset her!!

Bob
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: das boot on June 16, 2009, 04:25:52 PM
 16" of pure Peruvian evil...this is the famous BBF (Big Black Fella), a male Peruvian High Backed black piranha.

Rich

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8405/31392002.th.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVIdUKi)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: craftysod on June 16, 2009, 07:44:24 PM
Agree with you there Bob,scared the hell out of me first time,i saw her.
Big dog Big teeth
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: DickyD on June 16, 2009, 09:06:54 PM
16" of pure Peruvian evil...this is the famous BBF (Big Black Fella), a male Peruvian High Backed black piranha.

Rich

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/8405/31392002.th.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVIdUKi)


Oy Rich this is supposed to be pictures of your pets  not your lunch  %)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: cos918 on June 16, 2009, 09:20:15 PM
Here's my best friend . He call Henry and he is 6 years old. He the biggest softy around and love food.

John
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: das boot on June 16, 2009, 09:22:52 PM
I'd put money on it Dicky, that he'd have YOU for lunch! He put me in hospital once, six stitches in my left hand...good job that was only a love bite.   :o
A fully grown* adult Black piranha is more than capable of removing your hand at the wrist...in one bite.

Rich


    *(fully grown is around 26-30")

Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Colin Bishop on June 16, 2009, 09:26:00 PM
So why do you keep it as a pet then?

I don't understand the psychology.

Colin
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: DickyD on June 16, 2009, 09:27:43 PM
I'd put money on it Dicky, that he'd have YOU for lunch! He put me in hospital once, six stitches in my left hand...good job that was only a love bite.   :o
A fully grown* adult Black piranha is more than capable of removing your hand at the wrist...in one bite.

Rich


    *(fully grown is around 26-30")


Right Rich so is this a similar thing to men having sports cars, medallions etc ?
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: riggers24 on June 16, 2009, 10:51:24 PM
Well here is my cats, all but one are rescue cats from different rescue centres around the North East.

The first is Megan then Molly (gets jealous my the wife gives me a cuddle) then the little fur ball Rosie and finally Shelley (the Boss)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: StarLocAdhesives/FiveStar on June 17, 2009, 07:15:02 PM
This is my dog `headley` , he is about 14 now , he cant walk as he has CDRM , he has wheels.....

(http://www.glue-shop.com/head.jpg)

theres a video of him on the wheels here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuS-PO9JlmU

We also have mad 2 border collies and a crazy doberman
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Chuffy on June 17, 2009, 07:33:59 PM
Where do sports cars and medallions come into it are they furry, do they bite, please expand.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: andyn on June 17, 2009, 07:53:22 PM
Where do sports cars and medallions come into it are they furry, do they bite, please expand.

I think he was referring to why own something dangerous like that, well why does he own boats? Because he likes them and enjoys playing with them, question answered...
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: OMK on June 17, 2009, 08:14:59 PM
This is my dog `headley` , he is about 14 now , he cant walk...

Poor old Headley.
Pardon my ignorance, but what is CDRM?
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: DickyD on June 17, 2009, 08:21:18 PM
This is my dog `headley` , he is about 14 now , he cant walk...

Poor old Headley.
Pardon my ignorance, but what is CDRM?

Hi Dude
CDRM stands for Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy and it mainly affects German shepherd dogs and other large breeds. It is basically a loss of limb mobility and many dogs unfortunately have to be put down because of the problem. They seem to feel no pain at all and if anything they are unaware of the changes that are happening to them.
There is something you can do however and that is to notice the early signs of the condition. You should notice your dog losing their ability to control their hind legs and when you do, try and give them more exercise. Taking them to a hydrotherapy pool can really help to strengthen up their muscles in those early stages and that can really help. There is hope but unfortunately sometimes there is no other option than to put the dog down.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: OMK on June 17, 2009, 08:37:43 PM
.. and..

Recently departed 'Pewter'.
Hey, Mr. Toes', sorry to hear that. Was obviously a crute little critter.
Your photo reminded me of something similar. Let me introduce you to Chippie...

http://www.dawnmist.demon.co.uk/caring%20for%20cats.htm

...about two-thirds down the page.

How did Dillon get to be rescued?


FLJ: you owe me 1 x carrot and another for breach of copyright.
(Neat gesture, dude. Cheers). ok2
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: das boot on June 17, 2009, 08:50:59 PM
So why do you keep it as a pet then?

I don't understand the psychology.

Colin

I originally imported the BBF because:
(a) I wanted one as they were rare in the UK
b Because a fully grown adult Black piranha is a magnificent sight
(c) Because I could

When the BBF and Boris (I imported a pair of them, one for a friend in Wiltshire) arrived in the UK, they were the only two specimens in captivity in the UK (in private hands), although now there a few more dotted about the country. There were horrendously expensive to import privately, and even now a large specimen will carry a price tag of well over 300+. On top of that, there's the catcher's fee, the handling boat's fee, the import charges, carriage and licence fees, vets fees, airport handling costs and transport from airport to the final destination.

But as for the real reason as to why I wanted one....ask yourself this, why did you want a dog/cat/budgie/etc? You've just answered your question Colin...

(at the time I also had a eight strong shoal of Black Shouldered piranha, a Mauelli's piranha (very rare) a Serrasalmus Denticulatus (no English translation...again, very rare) and a huge Red Bellied piranha. The house was full of water....)


Rich
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: das boot on June 17, 2009, 09:00:21 PM
Oh, and also a huge female Undulate triggerfish (balistapus undulatus)

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5225/94607899.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/)
 She was a beautiful fish, but turned out to be so destructive as she grew...she wrecked two tanks, and in the end I had to donate her to the Sea Life Centre in Weymouth, where I believe she still is to this day.

Rich
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: OMK on June 17, 2009, 09:12:45 PM
Thanks for that, Dicky. Chronic Degenerative Radiculomyelopathy is mouthful for sure. I wonder why it mostly effects German Shepherd dogs.
I was surprised at just how well Headley was whizzing around on two wheels. Apart form his obvious affliction he looks just as healthy as any other mutt. It must be a bit of a bummer whenever he sees a lamppost, or even a lady German Shepherd dog, but otherwise seems to be quite chipper.
It's *me* who needs the hydrotherapy pool.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: andyn on June 17, 2009, 09:16:48 PM
Alsatians have always had hip troubles, they were bred to stand how they do, with legs out backwards. Unfortunately this puts strain on their back legs and in the end quite a lot of them have hip troubles. A shame, they're lovely dogs.

One of my neighbours has 6 of them in an ex council house, along with a pomeranian, many canarys, a rooster and a few chickens...
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: StarLocAdhesives/FiveStar on June 17, 2009, 09:37:30 PM
Although its more common for german shepherds to get CDRM there are lots of other breeds that get it as well ,  His dad was a cross between a rhodesion ridgeback and a german shepherd , his mum was a border collie , collies are one of the other breeds that tend to get CDRM as well , so he didnt have much luck with his parents at all,
i dont think i could cope with a bigger dog with it, i have to carry him round up and down stairs etc , no way i could carry a german shepherd over my shoulder!
he is quite happy though as it doesnt hurt at all , hes especialy happy since one of the collies is his 2 year old `girlfriend`...... ( much to the disgust of the male collie! and the doberman ),
Strangely as he cant move without his wheels at all now, he is the boss of the other male dogs.... they are scared of him! if he is in a mood and bites them , they run!
He has been on the wheels for about 2-3 years now, but hes having more problems with the front legs a bit now so not so quick, and he has stabilisers for the front!, hes doiing quite well since the vet told me to get him put down 3 years ago as there was no cure for him, and it would be too much hard work to look after!
He is kind of stubborn, pushy and spoilt now!, he barks for things he wants,  kind of like a baby you can tell what he wants quite easily , if its Layla the collie he howls.....till she lies on him!  , if he doesnt get what he wants....quickly!.... he throws things round, like tv controlers and cushions!
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Pointy on June 17, 2009, 10:05:07 PM
I'd have a retired Greyhound in a heartbeat if I could  <:(

This is where I spend most of my free time, walking, D.I.Ying and fundrasing

http://www.hershamhounds.org/homelesshounds/02.html (http://www.hershamhounds.org/homelesshounds/02.html)

This is my favourite boy, he likes to jump up and place his front paws on your shoulders and stay that way, you can walk around with him and its like your having a waltz or something! He lost half his tail so he is able to wag his little stump extra fast!!!

Starlockadhesives, Headley is an incredible dog.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: craftysod on June 17, 2009, 10:29:35 PM

The lenghts that we as people go to for our pets,they are part of the family,you do get the bad sector who treat animals awfull.
But when i walk through the door,after a day at work or gone shopping,they are so pleased to see you.
I have lost 2 dogs through ill health,who i remember fondly.
But the pleasure i get after kissing her indoors hello,my mutt jumping up and wants attention
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: garston1 on June 17, 2009, 11:36:41 PM
I don't know what I'd do without our Ron
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: JB on June 17, 2009, 11:42:26 PM
A pic of my lad Bruno, sadly he had to be put to sleep just five weeks ago, he was 12, a good age for a shepherd, he was fit and healthy right up to the end, just a little weak on his back legs over the past 6 months or so, he suddenly collapsed and could'nt get back up..the vet diagnosed a spine problem, he was a big 'un! very tall and about 6 1/2 stone, very hard to have to let him go  <:(
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: DickyD on June 18, 2009, 09:01:03 AM
Me and my constant companion Duke, all 9.5 stone of him.

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/dickduke3.jpg)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Pointy on June 18, 2009, 06:48:44 PM
He is stunning! (and I mean Duke  {-))
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: das boot on June 18, 2009, 06:58:45 PM
I'm still trying to work out which is which....    :D


Rich
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: rem2007 on June 18, 2009, 08:28:37 PM
....has he grown Richard? I think ours is getting up in that ballpark, feels that way when he puts his front paws on my shoulders when I come home from work, no wonder I feel like Fred Flintstone...and no comments about my car.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Peter Fitness on June 19, 2009, 12:20:05 AM
He's a great looking dog, Richard. What do you feed him, one sheep carcase a day??  %)

Peter.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: DickyD on June 19, 2009, 08:02:59 AM
One postman a day Peter. In fact he only has one bowl of dried food per day.

Just doesn't seem to want to stop growing. %)
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Peter Fitness on June 19, 2009, 08:28:48 AM
Richard, it's strange that many big dogs don't eat as much, relative to their size, as small dogs do. Mind you, it all depends on the size of the bowl  O0

You could always make a cart up for him to pull you around in.  ok2

Peter.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: DickyD on June 19, 2009, 08:32:11 AM
Only a small bowl Peter and as for your suggestion, no thanks I'm not into extreme sports. ok2
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: rsm on June 19, 2009, 11:22:03 PM
This is Elwood one of my dwarf Hamsters.

Roger.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: garston1 on June 19, 2009, 11:25:23 PM
What a great Pic !
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Patternmaker on June 20, 2009, 10:19:50 AM
Ritchard, Duke is gorgeous and obviously well looked after, we took in an abandoned German Sheppard years ago left in a garage to starve, I got into trouble with the law for sorting out the bloke that left her there. Sapphire lived to the ripe old age of 18 They are such gentle dogs.
Picture of her with our Golden Retriever's Sam & Jess now sadly all gone
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: DickyD on June 20, 2009, 10:27:41 AM
Great picture of great looking dogs patternmaker.  :-))
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: John W E on June 27, 2009, 08:44:24 PM
well, I don't know if members can remember not so long ago, we had our neighbours' cat come to live with us - and this is the cat who decided to use the jigsaw puzzle box as a litter tray - well here she is - lying on a towel in the kitchen - Little Missy's domain.

From now on we are calling this house, the animal rescue house, or - the house for stray cats - 3 weeks ago - a ginger tom arrived at our door - he won't leave!  We have tried to locate the owners through all of the papers, web even the vets and animal rescue people and no-body has claimed him - so he has claimed us!  Ginger...he has also claimed his spot in the dining room sleeping upside down on the Settle - little does he know but he is soon going to see 'Two Bricks' the kind vetenary.  %% %% <*<
The funny thing is though, on a serious note, I don't know if anyone believes in reincarnation - I keep an open mind - but we had Rusty, a ginger cat for 18 years and we lost him just over a year ago....we were all devastated when he went.   We also had Ringo, a tabby cat for 24 years and we lost him 3 months ago .... and I said that is it - NO MORE PETS here...

but.....

we have Little Missy and Ginger and ginger one is the double of our Rusty.  (Even down to the point where he sits in the modelling room where our Rusty used to sit).  Aye funny owld world...

aye
john
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Wasyl on June 27, 2009, 11:32:40 PM
Two Cats,mixed breeds one Border/Beardie,collie one Green Iguana,and an abundance of rabbits in the garden,
I was conned with the dog,she was advertised as a pure bred Beardie,when i went to see her, she was 5 months old and looked like a Beardie,she,s now 3 and she looks like this,

Wullie

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Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: garston1 on June 29, 2009, 10:05:56 PM
Ronnie in his driving glasses, he can have his head out of the window all day now!
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Wasyl on July 03, 2009, 01:40:21 PM
There not exactly  pets, but they do come back to my wood shed every year, {-)

Wullie

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Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Roger in France on July 03, 2009, 02:06:24 PM
Great photo, Wasyl, thanks.

May I just remind everyone that in the current high temperatures many of us are experiencing, domestic and wild animals can suffer tremendously from dehydration. After the tragedies we have heard of about animals in cars etc. can we please all be extra vigilant? Please put out as many containers of water as you can, some deep, some very shallow, place them in open places where birds can see all around them, place them under bushes and ledges for shy creatures and keep them refreshed (shallow containers will soon dry out).

Most importantly, keep an eye on elderly relatives, friends and neighbours making sure they drink plenty of liquids (other than or in addition to alcohol !). Mineral intake is important so offer mineral water and vegetable juices but not too much fruit juice.

I make no apology for sounding nannyish. We can each make a difference.

Roger in France
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: garston1 on July 03, 2009, 04:52:39 PM
I always leave a tray of water out for the Mother-In-Law under a hedge every night   :-))
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Roger in France on July 03, 2009, 05:23:05 PM
Garston1, cruel, cruel but how I laughed !

I have a mother-in-law who is an absolute dragon but I do not know to what dragons are partial, though she hits the brandy bottle and has attempted to chew off my gonads a few times !

Roger in France
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: omra85 on July 03, 2009, 11:06:00 PM
You should respect your mother-in-law Roger (don't forget - your wife IS going to turn into her!).
Spoil her with a nice tray of coal and a bowl of paraffin by her back door  O0 {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: rem2007 on July 04, 2009, 08:19:19 PM
What are those, Wasyl?

Robert
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 04, 2009, 11:17:31 PM
What are those, Wasyl?

Robert

They look like young swallows.

Peter.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Wasyl on July 05, 2009, 12:20:02 AM
As Peter says, young Swalows,that weigh less than 30g when fully fledged,yet they,ll fly 4000 and odd  miles to Africa,and return, next year  to that same wood shed where they were born,and thats without Sat-Nav,The joys of Nature,Their parents arrived on the 3rd of April,They hatched 13 days ago,and they,ll be flying this time next week, then,if the weather is good,their parents might raise a second brood,I,ve lived here for 5 years,and have seen dozens of birds raised in my woodshed,
When the parents are feeding 4 hungry mouths with their sole diet,of Insects,they do so at a rate that beggers belief,I have counted how many visits to the nest when their feeding,on average 300 times an hour,both parents feed their young,their amazing to watch,
Their very inquisitive birds,I just have to leave my house doors open,and their in,Its as if,when they see an open door,they have to check it out,to look for a suitable nesting site,
I used to believe that they returned to the same nest,that they were born in,I don,t think they do,,they do return to the same shed,but each year they make a new nest,or repair an old one,I, have,10 nests in my shed,but only 2  breeding pair,that were last years fledglings,their parents did,nt return,so i must assume they died on route, or fell to predators,
their a joy to my heart,

Wullie 
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: OMK on July 05, 2009, 01:04:51 AM
Some years ago I was fortunate enough to be working on a farmstead where the BBC were making a documentary on Swallows (51 3'28.45"N 2 56'7.50"W).
The crew were telling me that a fair percentage of them never complete their return journey to these shores on account of two reasons: 1) sheer exhaustion, and 2) captured with huge nets when they fly over Italy. Apparently the Italians consider the Swallow as some sort of delicacy.
To think that their tiny wings carry them all that way, just to end up on a dinner plate.

The coordinates, by the way, is Athelney, Somerset... King Arthur territory, where he allegedly burnt the cakes.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Malcolm Reade on July 05, 2009, 01:21:50 AM
I thought that it was Alfred who burned the cakes?
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Wasyl on July 05, 2009, 01:24:28 AM
I thought that it was Alfred who burned the cakes?
You,re right it was Alfred,

Wullie
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: OMK on July 05, 2009, 01:37:47 AM
Arthur? Did I say King Arthur?
Yes, chaps, you are both bang on... it should, of course, read King Alfred.

Sorry 'bout that.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Wasyl on July 05, 2009, 01:48:33 AM
I know what you mean ,about the Italians eating habits,when it comes to wildlife,A few years ago i was working on a house on an estate at Elie, which is in the Kingdom of Fife,"for those that don,t know where Fife is,Its a county in Scotland,"The landowner used to rent out his land to shooting parties who came from Italy,They would drive all the way from Italy to Scotland, in Giant double decker buses,that had large freezers fitted in them,They paid lots of money,to be able to shoot Game,i.e.After 12th Aug,which included Pheasants,partridge,duck,woodcock,and hare,and woodpigeon,
These expeditions usually lasted for a week,On one occasion the Head game keeper,it was his house i was working on,was doing a routine check of the freezers on the buses,and what he found,beggered belief,these so called sportsman had been shooting almost anything that moved,their freezers were full of song birds,water hens,rabbits that were only a matter of weeks old,hedgehogs,starlings,+ what they were allowed,
The,Head  gamekeeper went,ballistic and subsequently rounded them all up and told them in no uncertain manner where to go,
And no Italians were ever allowed back on yo the estate,
thankfully we here in this country appreciate most birds for the joy they bring,

Wullie
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Wasyl on July 05, 2009, 02:05:31 AM
Talking about "delicacies"brings to mind the barbaric exploits of that other "bunch of eat everything in sight mob"No disrespect intended Roger"the French,I remember seeing a programme on the television,about French delicacies,that they were not allowed to eat in public,but could do so,as long as the covered their head with a cloth whilst eating this alleged delicacy,
Apparently they put dozens of young sparrows in a big shed,with no means of escape,No windows,and fed them nothing but grain,so much grain,that the birds got fat,"Imagine a Fat sparrow," then they were killed then plucked, then some rich people paid through the nose, for this "delicacy"but to avoid prosecution by the French authorities,they could cover their head and mouth with a large hankerchief,then eat these Fat Speuggies,(sparrows)yuk,
Then there,s that other disgusting trait they have,Veal calfs,

Wullie
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: OMK on July 05, 2009, 03:57:43 AM
Interesting that you should mention the French. The gals and guys from the BBC film crew had a particular loathing for them and their eating habits... especially where Sparrows were concerned. It seems that they're just as guilty as the eye-ties, in as far as using whopping great nets in which to snare the Sparrows during their migration to and from Africa. To my way of thinking it's totally barbaric. But then again, it's no secret that us Limeys are waaaaaay ahead in the civilian stakes anyhow, right?
I would gladly shake the hand of your Scottish landlord pal. Sounds like he's a man who knows what's what for sure.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Peter Fitness on July 05, 2009, 04:43:06 AM
The swallow's migration is an amazing feat, given their tiny size.

A sea bird, called the short tailed shearwater, but known locally as a muttonbird, breeds in huge colonies up to 11 million birds, in south eastern Australia, but mainly Tasmania. They nest in burrows, which they dig in soft sand. These birds, which weigh about 500 grams, and have a wingspan of about a metre, fly annually from Australia to the Arctic region, and back, a round trip of 30,000 kilometres. Many die along the way, and their bodies have been found in such places as Japan, the east coast of America, and the Aleutian Islands. We sometimes see dead ones washed up on our local beach, particularly if bad weather occurs as they pass by us. It's an incredible journey.

Peter.
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Roger in France on July 05, 2009, 06:57:32 AM
I am not going to defend the bizarre even unacceptable eating habits of the French. I find some of the things they eat and their casual (even cruel) attitude to hunting still amazes and depresses me. However, two points:

The ritual eating as described with heads under cloths is a truly bizarre practise of a very, very few wealthy folk who have nothing better to do with their money than seek out strange, exclusive experiences. I do not think it is illegal, I understand the covering is to hide the slobbering, ravaging eating which permits the prey to be consumed.

Veal in France is produced under a totally different regime to the UK. There are no veal crates and no housed feeding with buckets of milk. Calves run with the herd to a much older age and eat naturally, consequently the joints of meat are larger and very succulent. I eat veal at least once each week. Veal liver produced from these carcasses is superb.

On the stories of swallows, I must tell you that at this very moment (07:00 GMT) I have swallows inches above my head using our TV mast as a launch pad for insect hunting. Through my open sky light I can see and hear them, wonderful creatures. I frequently have the great privilege of watching them drink from my swimming pool as I float only half a meter away.

We also have a large colony of swifts which nest under the eaves of our market hall.

Roger in France
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: rem2007 on July 05, 2009, 12:32:56 PM
Oh swallows, it was hard to tell from your picture with nothing else as a reference, I thought they were baby owls. Speaking of amazing migration habits, I still find it funny that the residents of Thompson Manitoba get upset when polar bears stroll through their town, Hmm seems to me if for no other reason than financial gain ( a nickel Mine ) you erect a town site right in the path of these fantastic creatures which have been doing the same route for ages, your going to complain %%. Anyway, the nickel mine won't last forever, but hopefully the polar bears will O0. Rant over,
Robert
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: oldiron on July 05, 2009, 01:01:39 PM
Oh swallows, it was hard to tell from your picture with nothing else as a reference, I thought they were baby owls. Speaking of amazing migration habits, I still find it funny that the residents of Thompson Manitoba get upset when polar bears stroll through their town, Hmm seems to me if for no other reason than financial gain ( a nickel Mine ) you erect a town site right in the path of these fantastic creatures which have been doing the same route for ages, your going to complain %%. Anyway, the nickel mine won't last forever, but hopefully the polar bears will O0. Rant over,
Robert

  I agree completely Robert. Humans settle in wild animal held territory then complain when the wild animals are there. We've seen bears and cougars, and I've just heard of Lynxes, repopulating our area. My neighbour at the bottom of my farm saw a bear come across my south hay field and into her back yard a couple of weeks ago. She got some good photos of it. Live and let live I say.

John
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: rem2007 on July 05, 2009, 07:31:36 PM
How true John, haven't forgotten about you mate, busy with the summer weekends here. And the weather has been great, considering, shhh it may change. Off to Weymouth next weekend.

Robert
Title: Re: Mayhemmers and their Pets
Post by: Wasyl on July 05, 2009, 08:22:10 PM
Oh swallows, it was hard to tell from your picture with nothing else as a reference, I thought they were baby owls. Speaking of amazing migration habits, I still find it funny that the residents of Thompson Manitoba get upset when polar bears stroll through their town, Hmm seems to me if for no other reason than financial gain ( a nickel Mine ) you erect a town site right in the path of these fantastic creatures which have been doing the same route for ages, your going to complain %%. Anyway, the nickel mine won't last forever, but hopefully the polar bears will O0. Rant over,
Robert
To-Wit-To-Woooooooo,Owls indeed,I would have thought,the mud nest would have been a dead giveaway, {-)

Wullie