Archive for the 'Pets' Category

Bode in Boots

29Jan11

Bode in boots, forgets how to walk. Your browser does not support the video tag

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I really enjoy plants but my cat, Tesla, keeps eating them. To stop him, I went to Marshall’s and Michael’s and bought some glass tubes for 10-20 bucks. I used them as a poor mans cloche… I just hope the cat does not learn to tip them over!!!!

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While in Oklahoma, Oscar had a small cat tree where he spent a large portion of his time. So much time in fact, that the structural integrity was destroyed by his constant jumping, bouncing, and swinging. Our first attempt to replace the cat tree with a hardier, taller model proved to be out of our [...]

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Our neighborhood has been home to a small colony of feral cats for as long as we have lived here. This is due primarily to our neighbors providing food and shelter to the adult cats. We have never really been “cat people,” and Bode’s habit of finding cat feces in our yard and proceeding to [...]

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For Brett!

02Feb08

Making Bode a miniature omelet proved to be too much fun. Ever since then he’s had a few very merry “un-birthday” breakfasts composed of miniature versions of whatever we eat on Sunday mornings, usually pancakes. I’m posting the proof to follow-up on Brett’s request. You can’t really tell, but it’s a banana pancake with peanut butter chips, and it’s [...]

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Today our dog Bode, the mascot of PitelSpot,  celebrated his 10th birthday. That makes him 70 in dog years, therefore he is now officially retired, and about old enough to be my grandfather.  To celebrate the occasion I decided to make him a nice breakfast of a few of his favorite ”people foods.” I must admit that [...]

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Of the various people who know me, I doubt very many met Murphy. Which is a shame. Murphy passed away today, after spending nearly 14 years with our family. Murphy is special for many reasons. He was our family’s first dog. He was such a nice dog, especially in his senior years. But I like [...]

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This morning we watched an AKC Earthdog event hosted at the Dog Training Club of Champaign-Urbana (DTCCU). Earthdog trials test the ability of small terriers and Dachschunds to hunt for vermin, which is exactly what these dogs were bred to do, but nowadays pet dogs probably don’t get the opportunity. During an earthdog test, a [...]

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Just in case anybody managed to miss this when it was in the news last year. Sebastian the Persian cat was given two gold crowns to protect his bottom canine teeth, which protrude from his mouth due to a severe underbite. This was done because his owner, a dentist, wanted to protect the teeth, and [...]

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Pet Humor

29Mar07

 I found this on an internet forum about dogs. The Dog’s Diary 8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing! 9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing! 9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing! 10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing! 12:00 pm – Milk bones! [...]

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