"That day you left, that's when I knew."
Ahhh! Very cute!
Keep him on puppy food for at least the first 6 months to a year. Those mixes are high in protein, which he'll need to develop correctly. It'll give him less of a chance to develop joint problems later, such as hip dysplasia (labs have a very have a very high chance of getting this. It's just genetics).ijimenez said:Got a new pup!
So I thought I'd try to keep him the most healthiest he could be and switched his puppy chow to like some expensive wholesome organic dog food made without cheap fillers, corn products, etc, and that just gave him diarrhea. So I was like F*#< that!
Ouch man. Dealing with an outside cat IS a nightmare. A couple of things that could help if you haven't done before:Gobolatula said:My cat is a fucking asshole.
Don't get me wrong, I love the guy, but sometimes I wish he wasn't such a dick. Right now I'm posting at 2:37 AM because he woke me up. Every night he does this. Now I can't get back to sleep.
I'll have my door closed and he'll meow CONSTANTLY at my door until I wake up and let him outside. He's relentless. I've tried ignoring him, trust me. If I have my window open, GOD FORBID I HAVE MY WINDOW OPEN FOR SOME FRESH AIR, he'll stand outside my window meowing to let him back in not even an hour later.
This drives me nuts. I need my sleep.
Do any of you guys have experience in dealing with stuff like this? I don't know how to get him to stop. Aaz suggested a cat door, but I can't do go that route unfortunately. I'll admit I know nothing about cat behavior and how to get them to stop doing dumb shit.
Might as well not get a cat or give yours away if you're going to declaw them.Nomad said:De-claw them. As horrible as it may be it makes them loose that confidence in the outside world and for the most part the behavior starts to shift into a more friendly indoor cat.
See? Now you're making me feel like a Nazi . The whole declawing ordeal was pretty much on a last resort basis. Mika (my cat) was found in the streets, and used to be viciously wild. I took a chance and gave it a couple of months ending in purchasing a new couch after spending countless amounts of toys and such. It was either that or put her in a shelter. So we decided to declaw her front paws. And I do confess that made both our lives easier. Currently amongst the family with my other cat Moo.Aazealh said:Might as well not get a cat or give yours away if you're going to declaw them.
And I wish you the best of luck captain. And yes... a little harmless revenge can be a good thing ;).Gobolatula said:Thanks buddy. I'm thinking of trying a spray bottle on him. Every time he meows at my door he gets water sprayed at him. Though I've read differing opinions on the use of a spray bottle. I think I want to try it because it satisfies my human urge to exact a little bit of revenge upon a silly animal that doesn't know any better.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaskan_malamuteGrail said:So cute! I don't know much about dogs, but it kinda looks like a shaggy Husky.
The Alaskan Malamute is a generally large breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) originally bred for use as a utilitarian dog and later an Alaskan sled dog. They are sometimes mistaken for a Siberian Husky due to color and markings, but in fact are quite different in many ways including size, structure and personality
I got him from a guy that lives in Vernon BC, I have seen others in BC sell Malamutes, however, they are generally mix breeds, mine is purebred. I got the guy to meet me halfway, still a 5hr drive there and back. Due to religious beliefs he is not allowed in the house, I can keep him in the garage though, only till he is old enough to be outside.IncantatioN said:SUPERCUTE! Sif is all fluffy like a plushy. You have the perfect weather for him too. How did you go about getting him, if you don't mind me asking. Is he allowed on the couch and bed? ^_^