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For All the Big Dog Owners

For all you dog owners.   Sometimes, maybe small is better…

1. This dog who just wants to tan.

This dog who just wants to tan.

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2. Zeus, the dog who likes to relax on the couch.

Zeus, the dog who likes to relax on the couch.

By the way, this is the world’s tallest dog.

Imagine taking him for walkies! George the Great Dane is 7ft long, weighs 18stones and is the world’s biggest dog… but he’s terrified of Chihuahuas

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3. This dog who wants a hug.

This dog who wants a hug.

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4. This adorable dog who kind of resembles a wolf.

This adorable dog who kind of resembles a wolf.

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5. This dog trying to watch TV.

This dog trying to watch TV.

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6. This dog who doesn’t like to go to the vet.

This dog who doesn't like to go to the vet.

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7. This dog who is definitely hogging the couch.

This dog who is definitely hogging the couch.

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8. This dog who just wants to escape that rat thing on the floor.

This dog who just wants to escape that rat thing on the floor.

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9. This dog who you can’t hide treats from.

This dog who you can't hide treats from.

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10. This dog who takes babysitting too seriously.

This dog who takes babysitting too seriously.

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11. This dog who likes chairs.

This dog who likes chairs.

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12. This dog who could mop my entire kitchen by rolling over once.

This dog who could mop my entire kitchen by rolling over once.

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13. This dog who thinks the sink is his water bowl.

This dog who thinks the sink is his water bowl.

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14. This dog who just wants to be a kid.

This dog who just wants to be a kid.

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15. This dog who doubles as a stool.

This dog who doubles as a stool.

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16. This guy who’s convinced he’s a lap dog.

This guy who's convinced he's a lap dog.

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17. This dog who just wants to cuddle.

This dog who just wants to cuddle.

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18. This dog who’s basically a horse for Chihuahuas.

This dog who's basically a horse for Chihuahuas.

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19. This dog who’s investigating something.

This dog who's investigating something.

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20. This dog who’s dreaming of bacon and bones.

This dog who's dreaming of bacon and bones.

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21. This dog who would be a great shoulder to cry on.

This dog who would be a great shoulder to cry on.

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BONUS:

BONUS:

h/t to Patricia Gillenwater

January 25, 2013 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, animals, Chihuahua, Chiweenie, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pets | , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Law of The Wild says kill ONLY when you are hungry

Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara in October last year, said he was astounded by what he saw:

"These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,’ he said.

‘On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together.

‘At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily’."

These extraordinary scenes followed…

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and then they just walked away without hurting him…

Life is short… forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably… and never regret anything that made you smile

April 28, 2012 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, Wild Animals | , , | Leave a comment

White Tiger: Needs Some Compassion and Help

Sanctuary’s rare white tiger needs life-saving surgery

A little compassion for the tiger.  Even $10.00 would help with surgical costs.

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MIKE CHRISTY/The Gazette -  Snow Magic, a Bengal Snow tiger, pokes his head out of his enclosure Friday at the Serenity Springs Wildlife Center in Calhan. After suffering a spinal aneurysm, Snow Magic will undergo a leg amputation that facility owner Nick Sculac believes will improve the big cat’s quality of life.

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He’s a rare stripeless white tiger.

And he is facing a medical procedure uncommon for his species.

Ten-year-old Snow Magic is scheduled to soon have a life-saving amputation of his paralyzed rear left leg, but it will be expensive and somewhat complicated. A special operating table must be built to fit him, and he’ll need a sterile enclosure to keep him tightly confined while he recuperates. Then, he’ll need a handicap accessible enclosure to live in.

A fundraising effort is under way to cover the costs.

The 500-pound tiger was retired from magic shows in Las Vegas about three years ago and has since lived at Serenity Springs Wildlife Center near Calhan with about 120 other big cats and other exotics.

Snow is adored by the staff and visitors. He loves swimming in a water tank and makes soft, friendly “chuffing” noises at visitors. He particularly enjoys his meals and anxiously awaits dinner time, so, spoiled cat that he is, he gets his raw meat before any of the other cats.

On Friday, Snow Magic peered from his den, then made a cameo appearance, walking around his enclosure with his useless left leg dragging in the dirt. He chomped down a huge hunk of meat, and emitted some definitely non-gimpy roars.

There are two types of white tigers — those that are white with greyish and black stripes and those that are stripeless. Although firm numbers are hard to come by, exotic animal experts say there could be 300 or more of the striped ones in the United States. Stripeless ones like Snow Magic are more rare. Nick Sculac, owner of Serendipity Springs, says he’s seen estimates for the cats as low as around 20 in the United States.

White  tigers are created when the recessive gene for the color is inherited from both parents. Starting in the 1960s,  several  zoos had breeding programs. But in recent years, the American Zoological and Aquariaum Association has asked zoos not to breed them because defects are common. The Captive Wildlife Safety Act bans commerce in dangerous exotics for pets.

Serenity Springs is often called on by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take animals that are confiscated. It is the largest federal and state licensed big cat placement center in Colorado, and the only one with a state zoological license.

Sculac says Snow Magic’s medical problems began two years ago when he suffered a spinal aneurism that paralyzed his back legs. Veterinarians used steroids, acupuncture and massages to heal his right leg, but the treatment did not help the left. He had been able to walk stiffly without use of the left leg. But the muscle has deteriorated so much the hip is dislocated.

The medical choices for Snow Magic were to try surgery or euthanize him. “Since he is a healthy cat otherwise, we believe he deserves the opportunity,” said Julie Walker, who helps run the sanctuary. Such animals can live 25 years or more.

Veterinarian Melanie Marsden of Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic, who provided care when Snow Magic recovered from the aneurism, will do the surgery. She is consulting with big cat specialists.

“We’ve done 150-pound dogs and they do well,” she said. “They take about an hour. For Snow, we anticipate two hours best case scenario. Recovery should be pretty straightforward.”

The medical team will do the surgery in the veterinary clinic on the sanctuary grounds.
Sculac is soldering a new top for a surgery table to fit the big cat because his leg must be stretched out.

Caring for him afterward will be a bit tricky.

“A wild animal doesn’t necessary like nursing care,” Marsden said.

They are building a sterile enclosure attached to the clinic for better access to give medications and take care of the incision. Snow will have around the clock care for several weeks.

Dogs and cats that have surgery usually hate wearing those plastic collars to keep them away from their wounds. It probably won’t be any different for Snow Magic. Marsden calls the devices, the “cone of shame.” They will have to fashion an inner tube size contraption so he can’t turn his head and pull off the bandages.

The sanctuary staff will build a special accessible enclosure for Snow. Instead of a water tank swimming pool, he will have a ground-level pool he can step into without jumping. The den will be ground level, too. They will sod the area and add shredded rubber for soft cushioning.

They estimate the cost of everything will be around $25,000, including the surgery. The cost of 12-foot high chain fencing alone is about $4,000.

So far, donors have chipped in $5,650 for Snow Magic. 


Contact Carol McGraw: 636-0371 Twitter @mcgrawatgazette Facebook Carol McGraw  – h/t to Anglo at Sovereignty in Colorado

Source: The Gazette

October 15, 2011 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, We Are All God's Creatures, Wild Animals | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Leopard Attacks Indian Villagers

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Video:  Leopard attacks forest guard (Caught on camera)

KOLKATA, India (AP) — A leopard that mauled 11 people in a fierce showdown with Indian villagers has died of knife wounds after being captured.

The snarling adult, male leopard leapt at locals and forest officials as they tried to drive it into a wildlife sanctuary in West Bengal state.

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Forest official Dharma Dev Rai says villagers used knives, stones and batons to beat back the cat. It injured six villagers, a policeman and four forest guards before being hit with a tranquilizer gun Tuesday.

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The cat died within hours, and a post mortem is being conducted. It happened near Siliguri, about 373 miles (600 kilometers) from Kolkata.

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The people are recovering from their injuries, mostly swipes from the cat’s claws.

Leopards are protected in India though more are straying into villages for food.

Source:  The Blaze

July 21, 2011 Posted by | animal behavior, animals, Wild Animals | , , , , | Leave a comment