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Vet predicted by September my Shepherd would succumb to cancer, but she shows no signs of slowing down. My son's 2 year old red heeler keeps her active, whom I'll have til he moves down here in August. I know one day I'll be without both dogs. Lots of energy and personality gone. I'm not sure if I'll get another dog.
After 2 cancerous sarcomas removed from my German Shepherd, Riley, I was told she has 200 days (6 months) left. Vet said not to do any more preventative care such as vaccinations etc. and took her appointment off for August. We're not going to live that way. Like the Tim McGraw song, Live Like You're Dying. As long as she's able.
heavenrose: I made it to work. Sold the car yesterday, and getting something today. Engine still good. I had to stop 3 times to fill radiator on way home. Toyotas run forever so that's what I'm looking for. My Camry was too low to the ground for this.
I took my dog to the vet for rabies shot etc and split a chicken strip basket with her at Sonic. Lol She wouldn't eat the gravy, and neither would my cat when I got home with it. Too much pepper or maybe some fake chemical glue?
Subject: Man buys toy poodles, discovers they’re actually ferrets on steroids
By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News
An Argentine man who thought he bought a pair of poodles at an outdoor market in Buenos Aires brought them home to the vet only to be told they were actually ferrets on steroids, reports the Daily Mail. The man, a retiree from Catamarca, purchased the animals at La Salada, Argentina's largest bazaar. The veterinarian informed him the ferrets "had been given steroids at birth to increase their size and then had some extra grooming to make their coats resemble a fluffy toy poodle," the paper says, translating a report from a local Argentine TV station. He paid $150 per poodle. Another woman interviewed by the station said she was tricked into thinking she had purchased a chihuahua at the same market. It's unclear what the duped pet owners did with their faux poodles. But if you're thinking about buying a poodle at an Argentine market, the Daily Mail has a handy guide on how to tell whether the pooch you're purchasing is actually a ferret: • Ferrets typically have brown, white or mixed fur and are around 51 cm in length—which includes a 13 cm tail. • They weigh around three pounds and have a lifespan of 7 to 10 years. • When happy, ferrets may perform a routine known as the weasel war dance—which is characterized by a series of hops and frenzied attempts to bump into things. • This is often accompanied by a soft clucking noise called dooking. When upset, ferrets make a hissing noise. • Toy poodles are known for their intelligence and are around 25 cm tall and weigh around nine pounds. • If a toy poodle exceeds 25 cm height, it cannot compete in any dog show as a toy poodle. • Toy poodles have been known to live as long as 20 years. • Toy poodles are described as sweet, cheerful, perky and lively, and they love to be around people.