BUDDY RETURNS: Are you taking good care of your companions during the summer?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2009 3:03 PM GMT
    Hey there, Buddy here.

    For you RJ newbies, I'm the 8 year old AKC registered beagle that has been with Chris for the last 7 years. He's a great guy and I know he loves both me and my beagle companion, Mia... but he can be a little clueless and at this time, you need to be "clued in"..

    Take my water bowl for instance. It was empty this morning and I was thirsty. Mia had to knock the dish into the living room to get his attention.
    Dogs and cats must have plenty of water at this time of year... especially with temperatures in the 90's and above. What about those dogs and cats who are outdoors?? They always need to have plenty available.

    And heartworms... are your canine companions on heartworm preventative?
    I'm not sure about those cats... but you need to know and be taking the right preventions.

    And I know its coming up... that damned holiday where all those loud noises occur...I'm not thrilled with all that popping and banging. Make sure to think of your favorite guys when you plan your 4th of July stuff.

    Now... I want my Nutro "lite" dog treats... and Chris is gone to work.......
    well I guess I see whats in the trash...... you never know whats in there!

    Have a great summer

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    Jun 18, 2009 3:12 PM GMT


    Hey Buddy, this is Emma, up on Bill's shoulder. Say, you're quite a hunk big boy. Woof.

    I hope you share whatever you find in the trash with Mia. If you do, she might show you how to poop in the living room. This can be great fun, especially if you both give your human big innocent and tragic eyes at the same time.

    That's a cool thing about gay owners. You learn all the dramatic poses so you don't need to speak English.


    -Emma
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2009 3:18 PM GMT
    Hey Emma,

    I love trash.. and you ought to see Chris's face when he comes in at lunch... LOL.. and sees the trash....

    I'm cool today however, I got a rawhide this morning.
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    Jun 18, 2009 3:19 PM GMT
    Funny stuff. Pertinent stuff, but funny.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2009 3:29 PM GMT
    ErikTaurean saidFunny stuff. Pertinent stuff, but funny.


    Chris says your a great guy Erik.... but this isn't funny. I'll bite you and that will be funny.. LOL

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  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 18, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    My buddy, Guinness the black lab, wrote a letter for you:

    Dear Buddy,

    My daddy, Brad, formerly known as Uncle Brad, adopted me 1-1/2 years ago and I have to say that that is the coolest thing ever!

    I stay inside all day long in the air conditioned house, with water on tap. I ensure the furniture stays warm for my daddy 'cause I know he just rathers a warm comfy couch to watch tv on.

    I love my treats. Can you say Peanut Butter Jelly Time! I can't 'cause my mouth is sometimes full of that good stuff icon_wink.gif ruff!

    I love it when my daddy plays with me. And he takes me out for a ride in his cool truck. I loves that. And when we go for walks and swims, it's just fabulous.

    When I sleep next to my daddy, I dream of squirrels, birds and rabbits. I would love it if I could actually get one of them for real. But instead, I get the toy versions...it's the thought that counts. icon_smile.gif

    So in closing, I just wanted to give a bark out icon_exclaim.gif from north carolina and let you know that my daddy is the bestest in the world and it would suck if he has to go to afghanistan soon...or ever. But I have another family that takes care of me if he can't and that's cool too. icon_cool.gif

    Your pal,

    Guinness
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2009 4:22 PM GMT
    Wow, nice to meet you Guinness.. your "daddy" sounds like a great guy.

    And I'm getting hungry.. can I have a treat, like would you share?

    Thanks

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  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 18, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said, "Wow, nice to meet you Guinness.. your "daddy" sounds like a great guy.

    And I'm getting hungry.. can I have a treat, like would you share?

    Thanks

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    Guinness: Well there's plenty of my daddy to go around. It's all good. icon_wink.gificon_redface.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2009 4:33 PM GMT
    guinness saidHndsmKansan said, "Wow, nice to meet you Guinness.. your "daddy" sounds like a great guy.


    Guinness: Well there's plenty of my daddy to go around. It's all good. icon_wink.gificon_redface.gif



    What?? Chris didn't say that.. I did. He's off piddling around at work.
    I'm the one with the computer.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 18, 2009 4:36 PM GMT
    That's pawsable. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 18, 2009 4:43 PM GMT
    Hi guys, this is Kayla. I hate the medicine I have to be on so I'm taking it out on my bed. Stuffing's fun to relieve your frustration on, but it doesn't taste very good.

    My brother Riley is such a suck up. He never tears anything up except my toys. He says he does that cuz he likes the scent of a woman. What a perv. Good thing I outweigh him by 30 lbs so I can keep my virtue.

    That's all.

    Over and out!!
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    Jun 18, 2009 8:57 PM GMT
    Hey everybody - Palmer here...........my new little brother Walter got loose and ran away with my dad and me chasing him. My dad only had flip flops on - and couldn't run his fastest. We chased little Walter down a block - and onto a double fairway - up and down it - all the while Walter was chasing various rabbits that jumped out of bushes. I helped my dad finally capture Walter and we all walked home. My dad was exhausted - but glad to catch my new little brother - who would never have found his way home without us! I helped a whole lot by telling my dad which direction Walter had gone - - - using my sniffer.

    Note to Buddy and Mia: Walter and I would never get into the garbage but we might love to find something good to roll in sometimes. We get it all over our necks and then dad has to give us a bath so we won't smell like crap!
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    Jun 18, 2009 9:01 PM GMT
    Hey canines ..I have a question

    Why no matter how many water bowls I leave out, even if I place them a foot from the toilet bowl will you insist on drinking from the toilet in front of guests who forget to shut the door icon_mad.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2009 10:18 PM GMT
    MsclDrew saidHey canines ..I have a question

    Why no matter how many water bowls I leave out, even if I place them a foot from the toilet bowl will you insist on drinking from the toilet in front of guests who forget to shut the door icon_mad.gif


    What are you talking about. Mia and I can't even reach the toilet bowl.....
    ick....

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2009 10:19 PM GMT
    Palmer saidHey everybody - Palmer here...........my new little brother Walter got loose and ran away with my dad and me chasing him. My dad only had flip flops on - and couldn't run his fastest. We chased little Walter down a block - and onto a double fairway - up and down it - all the while Walter was chasing various rabbits that jumped out of bushes. I helped my dad finally capture Walter and we all walked home. My dad was exhausted - but glad to catch my new little brother - who would never have found his way home without us! I helped a whole lot by telling my dad which direction Walter had gone - - - using my sniffer.

    Note to Buddy and Mia: Walter and I would never get into the garbage but we might love to find something good to roll in sometimes. We get it all over our necks and then dad has to give us a bath so we won't smell like crap!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2009 10:21 PM GMT
    Buddy said


    Note to Buddy and Mia: Walter and I would never get into the garbage but we might love to find something good to roll in sometimes. We get it all over our necks and then dad has to give us a bath so we won't smell like crap!


    Buddy: I'm excited when Chris told us about Walter... and I'll be happy to teach him the merits of trash exploration....

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  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 18, 2009 10:23 PM GMT
    Martyn D. Dogg said


    Because we looove to see you go all red in the face.



    I get ole Chris red in the face when I sort of mess around in the yard with some of our, um, earlier leavings...
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jun 18, 2009 10:28 PM GMT
    My kittens are also on a monthly heartworm/tick/flea preventative, so felines fall under the same category.

    And, yeah, I fill up two water bowls every morning, again when I get home, and again before I go to sleep. They virtually never get empty, but I just don't want to risk my little guys running out of water. Cats, with a higher metabolism than dogs, really need water available at all times, as even a few hours without it puts some stress on their systems.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jun 18, 2009 11:45 PM GMT
    MsclDrew said, "Hey canines ..I have a question

    Why no matter how many water bowls I leave out, even if I place them a foot from the toilet bowl will you insist on drinking from the toilet in front of guests who forget to shut the door icon_mad.gif"


    Guinness says he can answer that in one word: fetish.

    He doesn't do that, BTW
  • Thirdbeach

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    Jun 19, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidHey everybody - Palmer here...........my new little brother Walter got loose and ran away with my dad and me chasing him.


    Congratulations on the new addition to the family.
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    Jun 19, 2009 2:32 AM GMT



    Yo boys, it's me Emma..*stands up on Bill's shoulder, wags tail, swings butt*


    MmmmHmmm, Buddy, Guinness, Palmer, Walter, Martyn D Dogg I'm just drooling. Seeing as how you all are so far away, I'll just have to make do with a discreet lick or two in a strategic place or two.

    Then you know what I'm going to do? Play cuddles with Doug or Bill and when they're laughing lick them right in the mouth.

    Then, like it or not, they've just had oral sex with me.
    Ever seen a human throw up?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 19, 2009 2:55 AM GMT
    Emma said


    Yo boys, it's me Emma..*stands up on Bill's shoulder, wags tail, swings butt*


    MmmmHmmm, Buddy, Guinness, Palmer, Walter, Martyn D Dogg I'm just drooling. Seeing as how you all are so far away, I'll just have to make do with a discreet lick or two in a strategic place or two.

    Then you know what I'm going to do? Play cuddles with Doug or Bill and when they're laughing lick them right in the mouth.

    Then, like it or not, they've just had oral sex with me.
    Ever seen a human throw up?




    Yeah, I've seen it once or twice when Chris barfed... and he bitches at me for MY messes!
  • PaMedic

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    Jun 19, 2009 3:18 AM GMT
    Hi Buddy,

    I have to sat that you write very well. It is harder for me to get on the computer since my daddy is home now that school is out. I will get to write som tomorrow he is working as a medic tomorrow.

    My Mom and Pap went away on vacation and I have to stay at dad's house alone while he works. It get so boring around here without him. I haveno one to lead arund the house, jump on his bell, and cannot got out and swim in my swimming pool. I some time show him how much I like being home alone by shedding one of my stuffed toys. He cleans it up when he gets home and tells me I am a "Bad One" I think is the "bad one" leaving me here. GHe tells me he has to work to buy me food and NEW toys, so...................

    Buddy you daddy and my daddy are really good friends. icon_idea.gificon_idea.gifI think we should get them together and they could both be happy. We could be brother and aopted sister if we can get them connected. I know my dad would adopt you and Mia. Do you thin you dad will adopt me? I can see it now, two sexy daddies two begals and a Golden in our bed. No that is what I call a close family.

    So glad to get to chat with you Buddy. We need to work on this master together plan.

    WOOOF WOOOF WOOOOF
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 19, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    Tessa saidHi Buddy,

    I have to sat that you write very well...... I can see it now, two sexy daddies two begals and a Golden in our bed.



    You must be kidding... My patience is already stretched with Chris in the bed.... well lets talk treats and then maybe....
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    Jun 19, 2009 6:48 AM GMT

    Hello from Ch Highlands Mascot, CDX, UD, AX aka "Charlotte" (the Border Collie). I'm happiest when I'm working. When Dad and I aren't goofing around with obedience, or agility or tracking, I earn my keep on contract to a couple of local police departments and businesses doing narcotics searches or working with Dad as a Missing Animal Recovery dog. I also work as a therapy dog twice a month at Children's Hospital,Boston. For a four year old, I'm pretty busy.

    When I'm not working, I spend my time in my kennel translating the Bible into Korean and helping Steve Jobs write the next version of Mac OS. I find relaxing very stressful. I try to ignore Rambo (my Jack Russell kennel mate). I think he had a lack of oxygen at birth. Every once in a while he decides to challenge me for a ball or he gets it in his head that I might like to 'hook up' with him. Then I earn my nickname 'Mega Bitch'.

    When we're outside we have access to a cool water trough and inside where it's cool we get water in our kennels. Sometimes Dad has to stop playing with me because I won't stop even when I'm over heating. I love swimming too - especially in the ocean - and will do it until I can't move anymore.

    From Rambo (CDX, ED) - the Jack Russell - a.k.a, 'Evil Incarnate': biting stuff is fun. Soccer balls are cool, but they don't make much noise. Woodchucks are better, but I seem to have got them all. Squirrels are usually too fast for me. Sometimes, I get onto a rabbit. If I'm hunting with Dad he likes that. But if I chase the bunny into its hole and dig in, then Dad has to get a shovel and dig me out. He says that one day he's going to leave me in there. One day it took him a good two hours to find me.

    Skunks are very uptight and Dad gets grumpy after I chase them and get sprayed. He has to mix buckets of soap, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to make me less smelly. I think once or twice Dad has considered taking me to an animal shelter and saying I'm a stray. Then he remembers that I'm microchipped.

    Charlotte is pretty cool and I like it when she goes into heat, though she plays hard to get. In fact, she's been known to put holes in me when I get too frisky. I love it when Dad takes me in the car - even if it's to help out at a lesson. I generally play along and act like the well behaved dog I'm not. Then, when I get a chance, I pee on Dad's client's dog. Two years ago I took first place in a regional obedience championship and when the judge came to congratulate dad and give him my ribbon, I bit the judge. I also love doing commercial photo shoots. I play along as long as everyone's attention is on me. Then the first chance I get, I knock over some lights or sets or pee on someone. It's good to be underestimated. I'm almost four years old too.

    From Shimmer (the 2 yr old Rat Terrier) - I was abandoned by one of Dad's clients who sold me for a dollar. Sometimes Dad says he overpaid. But I think that's mainly because he hasn't figured out what to do with me. There aren't many pictures of me because I'm a Rat Terrier and dad doesn't want to break his camera lens. What I lack in looks I make up for with speed I and smarts; so agility might be in my future. For now I get taught a lot of tricks. I'm the only dog Dad hasn't been able to get interested in playing ball. Lately, I've decided to like sleeping in Dad's bed. Dad seems concerned that I could get smothered under the duvet, but I get enough air and its very cozy. I definitely prefer any season except winter, when my short legs mean I have to drag my titties through the snow.

    We all stay on heartworm meds, a worming regime and Frontline (though a lot of ticks now seem resistant to it). More often than not Dad has a client's dog here so we have to extra careful.

    The biggest risk to us in the summer time is heat. Dogs can become fatally overheated in cars when the ambient temperature is as low as 56℉ (if the car is exposed to sunlight and is inadequately ventilated). Dogs have very inefficient cooling physiology and generally do not recover well if their normal body temperature of c101 goes higher than 105.

    Sometimes we go with Dad on hikes. He carried tons of water for us. There are usually streams and ponds and puddles we would LOVE to drink from. But giardia is a nasty infection and dad says dogs get it too easily.

    Sometimes for fun Dad fills a kiddy pool with water and throws in a bucket of ice cubes or a bunch of tennis balls, which keeps us splashing forever.

    The highlight of our days in the summer is often a long play and then a chance to crash with Dad in the shade. He tries to keep his cool,animal trainer demeanor, but we usually win out and get to snuggle for a good while. When no one is looking, Dad sometimes comes to his senses, drops the pretense that we're "working dogs", and lets himself enjoy us as companions.