Prairie Dogs - aka Ground Squirrels - as pets.

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    Apr 12, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    Since there's not an animal section in the forums, I'll just post this here.

    I have a grand total of 6-8 hours of google in "training" for keeping a ground squirrel as a pet. In that time I've logged 6-8 hours of google time, visited two vets, a pet grooming facility, and a Pet "Smart." ('Smart' in quotations for obvious reasons - explained later).

    100% of google findings lead to positive long-term results in raising a wild ground squirrel if it was found within the first few weeks of its life.

    The vet(s) referred me to the Arizona Wildlife people. The manager called me, and turns out she's raised originally-wild ground squirrels for several years, and agrees with the results I found on google (and she added lots more positive/helpful info).

    The manager at Pet "Smart" looked at it, asked me what it was, asked me how I found it, asked me how I knew what it was, then chastised me for taking an animal out of nature.

    I simply LOL'd and left the store. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    So you spent all this time learning how to care for a ground squirrel, went to vets and pets stores and googled the bajesus out of your PC for info on it, but taking your dog outside to pee in the cold was a big deal?

    You're weird icon_confused.gif

    Oh and congratulations on the pokemon you found icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    Claystation saidSo you spent all this time learning how to care for a ground squirrel, went to vets and pets stores and googled the bajesus out of your PC for info on it, but taking your dog outside to pee in the cold was a big deal?

    You're weird icon_confused.gif

    Oh and congratulations on the pokemon you found icon_biggrin.gif
    You obviously didn't follow the other thread. Two hours after posting it the temp was warm enough for me to take her out. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou obviously didn't follow the other thread. Two hours after posting it the temp was warm enough for me to take her out. icon_lol.gif


    Oh ok, well then I guess it was a big deal for two hours then icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    You're weird icon_lol.gifg.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    Hope you keep us informed on how trhe little critter fares. I've always thought they were smart and cute. Did you name it?
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    Apr 12, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    antelope saidHope you keep us informed on how trhe little critter fares. I've always thought they were smart and cute. Did you name it?
    Paul jr!
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    Apr 12, 2012 7:23 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    antelope saidHope you keep us informed on how trhe little critter fares. I've always thought they were smart and cute. Did you name it?
    Paul jr!
    Sounds like a fast food chain. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 7:25 AM GMT
    My mother purchased a firearm because of her ground squirrel problem. Theyre rodents not pets.
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:04 AM GMT
    WhoreMasterBlaster said
    Claystation saidSo you spent all this time learning how to care for a ground squirrel, went to vets and pets stores and googled the bajesus out of your PC for info on it, but taking your dog outside to pee in the cold was a big deal?


    Haahah ahha!!

    Dang, Paul, he gotz yew there!
    Reading and comprehension seems to be a lost art.
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    Apr 12, 2012 8:09 AM GMT
    WhoreMasterBlaster saidWell, that thread went on for a few hours. I didn't follow it to the end. But you did start that thread about your pooch regardless. People were rather worked up over it.
    That's because their lives are so mundane that they have nothing better to do than get worked up over a forum thread. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:34 AM GMT
    I really don't understand the American obsession with turning everything into a pet.
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    Apr 12, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    cold saidI really don't understand the American obsession with turning everything into a pet.

    When something is cute...

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    Apr 12, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    TropicalMark said
    antelope saidHope you keep us informed on how trhe little critter fares. I've always thought they were smart and cute. Did you name it?
    Paul jr!
    Sounds like a fast food chain. icon_lol.gif

    I thought you named it Mark.
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    Apr 12, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    paulflexes said
    TropicalMark said
    antelope saidHope you keep us informed on how trhe little critter fares. I've always thought they were smart and cute. Did you name it?
    Paul jr!
    Sounds like a fast food chain. icon_lol.gif

    I thought you named it Mark.
    Actually I just named it PD (pronounced 'Petey') earlier today. As you might guess, PD stands for Prairie Dog. Ain't I fucking original? icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 12, 2012 10:45 PM GMT
    "PD". Love it

    Good luck with your new pet.
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    Apr 12, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    I thought this would be a thread about "prairie doggin it".... like when u gotta take a shit really bad, that the shit begins to come out of ur asshole....usually happens right before ur gonna shit urself....so you'll say in an act of desperation "fawwwwwk, i gotta use the bathroom so bad, i'm prairie doggin it"...

    just like when prairie dogs poke their heads out of the holes in the ground....ur shit, is poking it's head out of ur ass.
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    Apr 12, 2012 10:59 PM GMT
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    Import saidI thought this would be a thread about "prairie doggin it".... like when u gotta take a shit really bad, that the shit begins to come out of ur asshole....usually happens right before ur gonna shit urself....so you'll say in an act of desperation "fawwwwwk, i gotta use the bathroom so bad, i'm prairie doggin it"...

    just like when prairie dogs poke their heads out of the holes in the ground....ur shit, is poking it's head out of ur ass.

    Wow, that was all kinds of unnecessary.



    gurrrrrrrrrl, dont act like u aint never had that happen Photobucket . . shiiiiiiiiiiiit
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    Import saidI thought this would be a thread about "prairir doggin it".... like when u gotta take a shit really bad, that the shit begins to come out of ur asshole....usually happens right before ur gonna shit urself....so you'll say in an act of desperation "fawwwwwk, i gotta use the bathroom so bad, i'm prairie doggin it"...

    just like when prairie dogs poke their heads out of the holes in the ground....ur shit, is poking it's head out of ur ass.


    The more civilised expression is, 'Touching cloth'. Even The Queen has occasionally been heard to say, "I was so desperate for the loo, I was virtually touching clowth."
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    Apr 12, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
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    Import saidI thought this would be a thread about "prairir doggin it".... like when u gotta take a shit really bad, that the shit begins to come out of ur asshole....usually happens right before ur gonna shit urself....so you'll say in an act of desperation "fawwwwwk, i gotta use the bathroom so bad, i'm prairie doggin it"...

    just like when prairie dogs poke their heads out of the holes in the ground....ur shit, is poking it's head out of ur ass.


    The more civilised expression is, 'Touching cloth'. Even The Queen has occasionally been heard to say, "I was so desperate for the loo, I was virtually touching clowth."

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    Apr 12, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    Raising the question - how does one house break a prairie dog? Will they use a litter box? Or do you have to walk it?
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    Import saidI thought this would be a thread about "prairie doggin it".... like when u gotta take a shit really bad, that the shit begins to come out of ur asshole....usually happens right before ur gonna shit urself....so you'll say in an act of desperation "fawwwwwk, i gotta use the bathroom so bad, i'm prairie doggin it"...

    just like when prairie dogs poke their heads out of the holes in the ground....ur shit, is poking it's head out of ur ass.


    icon_lol.gif ...kinda like turtling
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    Apr 13, 2012 1:57 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidRaising the question - how does one house break a prairie dog? Will they use a litter box? Or do you have to walk it?
    Have to walk it. And yes, they make special PD leashes. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Apr 13, 2012 6:56 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco saidRaising the question - how does one house break a prairie dog? Will they use a litter box? Or do you have to walk it?
    Have to walk it. And yes, they make special PD leashes. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Clearly you can't get that at Pet "Smart" icon_confused.gif