Today’s open thread brought to you by a doggie that thought he was a lightning bug:
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Thanks, Scoop. I needed that this morning.
Knew of a boxer who ate half a bottle of Gorilla Glue. Surgery, stomach lining removed – he survived though. Evidently stomach lining can be regenerated.
Pretty valuable dog after that incident.
See the horrifying moment an eagle swoops in and apparently snatches up a Montreal toddler
National Post Staff | Dec 19, 2012 9:41 AM ET
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If you can train a few Bald Eagles to grab Barky like this Golden Eagle grabbed this Montreal Kid…it would be Poetic Justice indeed!
10,000 likes for that post!
Oh wow!! Poor baby!! I saw a golden eagle once back home. They’re beautiful- but yeah, huge enough to pick up a baby. I’ll see what I can do about rounding up some bald eagles…
I saw that this morning.
Unbelievable. Im always worried about coyotes jumping the fence and grabbing one of our little dogs.
I would have never imagined an eagle swooping in to grab a baby.
I would have gone nuts.
The dogs have become so spoiled that they’ve decided that except for some afternoon sun they’d rather be hangin’ out inside anyway, trolling for scraps- unless UPS in driving up the drive, someone nearby is using a power anything, a plane is over head, there’s thunder, wind or basically someone is making any, ANY kind of noise.
THEY. MUST. GO. OUT. SIDE. AND. BARK. RELENTLESSLY.
You’re lucky, the ONLY thing my dog barks at are leaves… on trees… when the wind is blowing… We live in the country so getting rid of all the trees is not an option. She does let us know when a breeze kicks up tho…
My boy only howls and he only does it with his dad as a vocal wish for good things for within and beyond hearing distance. I really should record his howling one night and let you guys hear.
It is beautful….
The coyotes howl in our neighborhood nearly every night.
From a distance they sound pretty cool.
But then, sometimes it turns to a yelp or bark- which seems much more agitated, and aggressive. AND naturally causes our doggehs to bark like crazy.
If we would let them they would run outside and confront them……AND turn into minced puppy.
(We have 6 foot tall fencing around the area where are dogs are allowed to go out, but there have been many cases of Coyotes easily jumping over ….There is not a whole lot we can do about the fence issue as the coyotes the SW have been known to scale fences as high as 14 feet….So we try to be as dilligent as we can…go out with them, have motion lights, and keep a firearm nearby- just in case)
I hear them every now and then here too.
When we lived in CA, I sometimes heard them… But not since we moved to MA… Now all I hear is whiney Libtards.
My wolf has cleared my 6′ hieght from a sitting position facing away from me. Their athleticism is scary.
My brother had a Viszla when he was in his 20′s. It would climb the fence at my parents house. Just put its front paws on the top of the fence and climb over like a person.
He would also wait for people to go out the front door and shut it.
if the door was locked, you were out of luck, and he would immediately go to the kitchen and clear off the counter and table of any food.
My actual wolf doesn’t much care for human food other than chocolate. I could lay on the floor with a pizza watching football and he wouldn’t even glance at it. He’d go lay down in a corner somewhere and leave me and the pizza alone.
He’s a well trained wolf. And I have tons of scars on my arms to prove it.
Thats funny Mike. All three of our dogs- our little ones and the Golden are all food junkies. They want anything and everything. Vegetables, fruit….the Golden, really loves canned green beans. A couple years ago, he gained some weight and the Vet had us give him 4 cans a day in addition to (less of ) his food- to help him lose weight. Oh, and in addition to daily walks, he had him do the treadmill for 45 min a day. He LOVES that too. Its hilarious to see.
I have them about 1000 feet away. sometimes I pop off the 12guauge to shut them up.
Please do if you can, I would like to hear it for sure!
Yes, please do!
One housewolf only howled when we were close to the cathedral, and they had bell ringing practice. Never failed: bells ring, housewolf howls …
It was very funny.
Mine likes sirens. Police, Fire, Ambulance and those air raid sirens that they still fire off every wednesday evening for some reason or other.
Oh I’d love to hear him!!
Maybe, this evening I’ll email you my cell phone number to call and I’ll get him going. It’s easy to get him singing and it really is beautiful. Remind me tonight after 06:00pm,
I’ll try- but I have church tonight myMarine. The boy has his last AWANA group before Christmas break. Maybe tomorrow? I really would love to hear him! and you
Absolutely anytime that works for you, Major Duckie. We howl everyday.
Salute sweetMarine. LOL. Good- maybe tomorrow then!
I saw a doggie tee shirt—it said I bark for the hell of it. I would buy it for our dogs but it was too pricey.
Our sons dog a gigantic 90 lb Golden does the same thing.
that is all, have a nice night
Just goes to show that as a mom you need eyes in the back of your head as well …!
Poor kid, poor mom – but wasn’t that eagle magnificent!
It would be great to train a few bald eagles to snatch Bathhouse Barry, he is scrawny enough for them to carry it (him) off.
Yeah maybe but they could never carry Moochelle.
No, that’s for sure: they’d need heavy lifting gear for Moochelle!
Who’d want her. I can’t think of a single spice or condiment that could make her palatable.
It’s a hoax…but a good one! (thank goodness!) http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/golden-eagle-snatches-kid-youtube-1497644
Jason Chaffetz, Tim Huelskamp, and Louis Gohmert interview from Hannity talking Boehner’s Plan B. Great interviews!
From tweet: Religious schools claim major victory after ruling on contraception mandate:
“The D.C. Circuit has now made it clear that government promises and press conferences are not enough to protect religious freedom,” Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund, said in a statement. “The court is not going to let the government slide by on non-binding promises to fix the problem down the road.”
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/19/religious-schools-claim-major-victory-after-ruling-on-contraception-mandate/#ixzz2FVsr9udQ
Strict gun ownership in India: To obtain a license to own a firearm, a person has to prove that there exists “threat to life”. Wonder if the women subjected to this will now qualify as they wait the 10-15 years for a trial. Iron rods were the weapon of choice, bus traveled through many police checkpoints.
Warning, this story is not for the sensitive.
The best comment ever posted by a liberal Disqus-er:
“Does the right to privacy jive with the murder of innocent children?”
Think about it.
Poor pup! What a silly. Thank God they realized what was in there. I love these. Thank you Scoop!
Isn’t it amazing what our dogs will gobble up. Years ago, on a doggie chat group, we were told that the chocolate Lab of one of us had scoffed one of the wrapped-up parcels from under the Christmas tree. It was – one yard of bubble gum …!
We spent the next few days anxiously asking if the theft had already made its natural appearance, while jokingly asking if anybody had seen a chocolate Lab floating above, held aloft by a big pink bubble.
Yeah, he was ok in the end, no operation that time, but he kept trying to eat bicycle tubes, rubber gloves, dish clothes … keeping stuff out of some dogs’ mouths can be a full-time operation.
Thats a riot. Was it a yard of bubble gum balls? I would have enjoyed that myself.
Our sons dog loves paper- especially toliet paper (clean). He will unravel the entire roll thru the house and eat it, if you dont catch him.
Labs are notorious for eating anything and everything – and apparently the chocolate ones are the worst.
Terriers are also into forbidden stuff – like digging out and eating tulip bulbs. They’re poisonous, so that’s extremely dangerous.
Some of my housewolves were into scavenging: picking up whatever morsel the seagulls left behind. One once got food poisoning from such pick-up – he was absolutely outraged that he was not allowed toe at for 24 hours! He was the worst: he was so sly about it! Walking past such morsel, friendly tail-wag – and swift as swift can be: back, inhale food, walk on, butter wouldn’t melt …
They are hilarious arent they?
I love them. They add so much to our life!
They really do!
I’ll never forget the very first Christmas with the very first housewolf.
One of the TV programmes showed Dr Shivago. Three’s this scene where they’re out in the snow – and there a wolves howling.
Housewolf gets up, worried, goes into the hall to look: no wolves – comes back in, goes behind the TV to look: no wolves anywhere – goes back to bed.
He was never ever fooled again when wolf sounds came from the telly.
Speaking of chocolate and labs, when I was still living back home with my parents, one Christmas my friend’s mom knitted me a pair of slippers and put a couple of bags of Hershey’s Kisses in each one. I had them still in the box on the floor in my room, and one day came home from work and saw all these little bits of tin foil all over my bedroom floor. I’m like wth?! Then I opened the box and both bags were gone! My lab had somehow gotten into the box, chewed through the bags, ate all the kisses and spit out the foil!!
Before my husband and I were married—- in the “olden days”
He bought a 5 pound candy bar at Ghiradelli, which he was going to send home to relatives and had it in his apartment on the kitchen counter, ready to be mailed….– at the time he had a large and slightly overweight Rottweiller- that had a heart of a poodle.
I mean the beast was a weanie. Ha hahahah. It was a riot. My husband always says he can turn any dog into a lap dog.
After tearing the entire place apart, he found evidence that the dog ate the entire bar and most of the wrapper.
Panicked he called the Vet. He said, well since she is over 120 pounds she should be ok, but give her Pepto Bismo and take her out a lot more than usual.
Hubby was scared all night and the dog never had the slightest stomach problem and trolled for food as usual.
mmmmm Ghiradelli chocolate……. I’ve not had chocolate in a couple of months sigh.
Other than that, I have heard about chocolate and dogs too, and I was worried- but he was fine after all of those. Your story made me laugh. I had a friend with a Rottie, her name was Porkchop. She was a sweetheart.
Growing up ” Flicks” were a staple.
That was clever!
A chocolate lab would have scoffed the lot, slippers included!
lol. As much as I love chocolate, lay one paw on my home made wool slippers- you’re toast!
We found that having housewolves around was a huge incentive for tidying up, not leaving precious stuff on the floor, and actually closing doors behind you (try teaching that to a teenie …!).
Once the first shoes and socks had been chewed, the floors were suddenly miraculously tidy …
ICYMI – this had us all in stitches last year:
Any dog owner knows exactly how that poor bloke felt!
That was awesome!
Oh! I so needed that mum! I think they could hear me laughing down by the highway just now… the highway being 2 country miles away. That killed me!! Thank you!!!
It was all over the place here in the UK, there’s not been a dry eye amongst dog owners who watched this. We’ve all been there, in one for or another!
I can soooo relate.
….He’s probably still running….
Our dogs ran off the other day…Chasing a chipmunk.
We were telling that to an “dog trainer” and she said, well, did you call them?
My husband said- are you kidding? We were outside, in front of our house- with open road and trees. She said you should have called them and then should have turned around and come right back……If they didn’t they dont respect you, she said.
We have still been laughing about that. Unless we were holding a freshing BBQed chicken in our arms- our dogs probably wouldnt even turn around when we call them if they run away outside.
Thats just great. Our 11 pound dogs dont respect us.
Well did you call them???? That is hilarious, only a trainer would say that. ha ha ha
I did trick my male Lab one time. He got loose and was a good couple of acres away so it’s a good thing dogs have good hearing. Anyway I kept yelling how good my other dog was being and what a good girl she was and I was going to give her a treat. Of course she was still in the house. It only took a couple of minutes of screaming this over and over and he came running back to the house. This was one time I was happy he was jealous about me giving the other dogs attention or treats.
Yes I did give him a treat even though I was hoarse and I was sure my stomach was never going back in it’s proper place.
Thats awesome. I love it!!!!!
I’ve done similar when one will come running in, and the other is lolly gagging outside, looking at every rock, tree stump, etc….and its freezing out. ….Joy is such a good girl. Im going to get her some chicken!!!! The other one, just looks up at me – Like whatever.
No treats were going to stop that run. ha ha
That’s one hungry dog.
Want to smile through tears? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EwRy30jOc4
Lord I wish they could all come home.
It’s lovely how others work to give a kid such surprise!
They will all come home, they are needed.
Thanks for the link, ABiC!
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Thank you Wolfie. Goin’ there now.
I saw what you did just now. Thank you Wolfie!
Sweet pup. I had to put mine to sleep the night before last. I’m glad this one will live to see another day.
Well, that sucks.. Especially at this time of year too… Sorry.
My condolences on the loss of a fuzzy child. You’ll meet again at Rainbow Bridge, my Friend.
Aw! So sorry Bunjy. God Bless and give you peace knowing your furbaby is running and playing now. xxooxo
With lots of squeaky toys, raw hides and chicken jerky!!!!
Yes. Lord it’s hard to lose our furbabies. xoxo
Oh Bunjy – hugs and more hugs to you.
This is so hard, it is heartbreaking even though we all know that this is the last duty we owe our beloved companions. My heart goes out to you – I’ve been there, and I pray this poem about the Rainbow Bridge may help you somewhat:
That’s the hardest part of being a pet owner. So sorry for your loss.
Thank you for your kindnesses, everyone. He is missed, but it was the least I could do for someone who never asked me for anything and gave me his all.
1938 Time Person of the Year – Adolf Hitler. What came next? Gun prohibition and millions exterminated.
2012 Time Person of the Year – Barky Boy. What came next? Attempted gun prohibition
To which part??? Barky, Hitler? Gun prohibition? [didn't want to post that Kristallnacht was 2 nights later and then genocide began right on the heals.]
The huge coincidence, you posted.
I am still aghast over our election results….so I am treading water…barely.
We are being tested and will emerge much stronger than we can imagine! Here’s one bennie, gun and ammos sales are stimulating the economy
We’ve been doing our part to keep the economy going since it crashed…..and burned.
(probably more than our part)
Well, I for one, am going out in my yard to practice goose stepping…
Step1: Find a goose..
Step2: Try to get it to stand still so I can step over him… G’dang it, the darn goose bit me again! Stand still you little ba… goose! I just want to step over… OUCH!!! (runs back indoors… Goose stands at door glaring in daring me to try come out and do that again!)
Spit Alert! Hey BlueGood, can you give Wolfie some goose step instructions? I know you practiced with a duck for many, many years but a goose is just a little larger
Yes.. I could start small duck stepping… then goose stepping..
Without furry people to share our lives with, this world would be a much darker, colder, inhospitable place to live. They bring so much joy and love into our lives I’m convinced they are really Angels in disguise.
Don’t know if y’all can see this, but this is SO incredibly precious. https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=10152353059565534&set=vb.695930533&type=2&theater
Thanks – that was amazing, what sweet child, what magnificent dog!
Am going to give a hug to my housewolf now ..
Give your housewolf a hug for me too mum. I don’t have my pup anymore to hug and my kitty won’t let me hug her
I will – cats only allow hugs when they want them, I know …
Sorry you haven’t got a pup any more – one will surely turn up in your life again at some point!
Thanks mum. Yes, God will provide us with another when He knows the time is right. All of our pets have either found us by wandering down the road, following us home, or been on the side of the road as in the case of our Kitty Miss Jane Deere.
You know whats really funny?
I didnt catch the “light snack” part of the post until just now. Duh oh.
If this took place in England, I only wish that the British National Health Service was as effective with real people as the vets were with this dog! Maybe it’s healthier to be a dog in England, rather than a person, who get treated like dogs by the National Health Care system.
Many many Brits are saying exactly the same!
Now this dog was treated at the PDSA – which is a charity which treats pets of people who are pensioners, or on low income, and who can’t afford the fees of our ‘normal’ vets.
They’ve gor shops where you can buy second-hand stuff, from clothes to bric-a-brac, and many of us prefer to donate to them rather than the lefti, ecofascist ‘charities’ like OXFAM.
You ought to try living with a deaf dog. My daughter’s dog is deaf. In the morning you have to go wake her up and wave her bowl full of food in front of her.
She does (sort of) understand sign language but she has to be awake first. She’s smart enough not to eat Christmas lights though, unless they’re made out of meat.
Not that don’t already love our veterans and our marines but this father and retired Marine shows the world how it’s done!
Hey, this looks interesting…
The Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
I found this while looking at the Google blog. Evidently Google had a lot to do with it. But now we can read the high-resolution images of the scrolls online.
(If we could read ancient Hebrew, that is.)
Cool! You always find neat stuff K-Bob!
THat’s only because I’ve read the entire internet.
(I know how it ends.)
Nausea Alert: Belgium is looking to expand euthanasia to minors despite abuses in current law.
oh good grief…. what was that I just heard? There’s no such thing as a slippery slope?
Whoops, me thinks another beer summit is in the making. This officer apparently didn’t receive the “do not ticket Obama supporters” memo.