Daisy, 6 months, Saint Bernard
That’s my Daisy on Handsome Dogs!!
Daisy, 6 months, Saint Bernard
That’s my Daisy on Handsome Dogs!!
I took initiative to do this from chainsawunicorn
Top 10 favorite video games (in order of most favorite to …a little less than most favorite??):
- Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
- Mass Effect 2
- Half Life 2, Episode 1
- Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- Evil Dead: A Fist Full of Boomstick
- Batman: Arkham City
Games that didn’t quite make the cut:
- Team Fortress 2
- The Thing (based on the 1982 movie, which happens to be my favorite movie of all time)
- Divinity II
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- Impossible Creatures
I hereby tag anyone who wishes to complete this, because it’s actually harder than I thought it would be.
Heck yeah, SG-1 is where it’s at, man! Eric and I are smack dab in the middle of re-watching all of the seasons. Just started 8 last night!
Teal’c is my fave, but Daniel Jackson is a close second. Ya’ll know I got a soft spot for nerds.
If any of y’all play Destiny for the 360 (or the ONE- we have both) feel free to add me on Xbox Live: TaraTrichinosis.
Eric and I also have a clan in the works called SG ONE (yeah, Stargate reference, we’re original) so if you wanna join up, we accept all newcomers. We mostly do Heroic strikes, Control matches, Salvage, and patrols.
Tara: lvl 21 Warlock
Eric: lvl 20 Titan
Probably my favorite pictures of Vader in existence. He was such a goofball.
Just a quick reminder to everyone that just because I’m not as active these days doesn’t mean you can’t send me questions or drop by to talk! I still check my blog every day, I just don’t post as much.
And of course, I still operate on an open blog policy. If you need someone to talk to- any time, any day- I am here. I promise I am a good listener.
Love you guys.
hearin ppl call me my real name is weird. saying my real name myself is weird. i don’t like it, bc it just doesnt feel ?? real?? i don’t mind it actually bein my name but i feel so much more comfortable bein called “reck” (short for reckless)
This is so weird because like ??? I also feel this way. Is there a name for this feeling? Sometimes I hear my name and I forget that it’s me they’re talking to/about. It feels like it isn’t my name!
So, I visited my father’s farm again recently so that Daisy and Athena could get some fresh air and run time. For most of the visit, I sat on the porch by the big Elm tree in the front yard. It’s the same tree I always attached Vader’s lead to when I brought him out there. As I sat, I held his ID tag in my hands and talked to him a little. I told him about all the presents we got, and about all the pictures, letters, and flowers. There was a little breeze that rustled the leaves, and I thought of how Vader used to pounce on them and try to eat them.
Just then, Athena came to the tree- I was sure she was going to pee on it (she thinks she’s a man sometimes, I swear)- but instead, she rolled on her back and started wiggling around. She was grunting and growling, and her tail was wagging. I assumed she was rolling in something gross, as she usually does when we visit the farm. But when I looked closer, it seemed to me that she was playing.
She did this for maybe five minutes- running, rolling, and wiggling around on her back. Now, normally I am a pretty down to earth person- but I’ll be damned if it didn’t look like she was playing with something.
I always think that Vader is still hanging around. Maybe to make sure the new pet knows how to make messes properly. Or that when I walk with baskets of laundry, there’s always the feeling of something weaving between my legs to try and trip me.
It sounds silly, but some days it brings a little smile to my face to think of my little silver devil still walking the house.
This is for maythefoxbewithyou. i hope you like it, this is all I can offer.
I’m so sorry for what happened, like you said, I’m sure he’s running through the green fields. keep your head up, he will always be with you.
May he rest in peace.
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(also whats the password for your blog? i cant get on)
I never visit my tag anymore, but today I finally did. I cried my eyes out. All of you are so amazing. There’s hundreds- maybe thousands- of posts. So many beautiful pieces of fanart, so many messages of condolence. Thank you all. Seriously.
Hey guys, if you all could take a second out of your day and go “like” my makeup page on Facebook, that would be awesome! I’m trying to get my name out before the Halloween season!!
Asked by Anonymous
I understand that, but it doesn’t excuse the health issues? There are plenty of herding dogs which aren’t as extreme.
The modern day corgi bred as a pet will probably be about as good as a farmhand as the modern day dachsund bred as a pet is as a badger-baiter. Not very.
The working type of almost all of these extreme little dogs is usually a bit longer legged and obviously not as picky about appearance. There’s nothing wrong with having a pet that doesn’t work, or breeding pets that don’t work, but traits that cause the dogs undue harm shouldn’t be selected for just because they make a nice silhouette. Not every dog has to be a working dog and not all working dogs have healthy or beneficial traits.
I’ve been told Athena is a “genetic throwback” Chihuahua. To a time when they were taller and more robust. She weighs in at a whopping 11lbs currently and stands pretty freakin’ tall for her breed.
I am glad she’s this way- the vet we see tells me she’s bound to live longer and stronger than her tiny teacup counterparts.
Don’t get me wrong, I love small dogs but the selective breeding out there has gotten way too disturbing for me. Recently my mother in law ended up with a blind Yorkie from bad breeding. I think sometimes people forget that dogs have feelings too!
The shop at the mall was selling “teacup pomeranians.” I shudder to think how much pain those poor little dogs were going to be in.
I happen to have a teacup chihuahua, and while I recognize that purposefully breeding for smaller stature is bad for the health of the dog, my chihuahua happens to be vet checked as very healthy. She’s also on the best food I can get her to discourage health issues. So breeding like this isn’t always a bad thing, dogs aren’t always unhealthy. What’s bad is over breeding females, puppy mills, and generally not caring about the dogs you’re breeding. If you take good care of your breeding stock, limit litters, as well as making sure to have all your animals properly vet checked, the risk of genetic defects can be reduced. Small, teacup dogs can be very healthy, and live longer than normal, healthy lives. And ftr, my chihuahua is actually a rescue, but I know she’s not from a puppy mill. Never ever support irresponsible breeding.
Wasn’t actually demonizing teacups or their owners. Sorry you got that vibe.
On the other hand, although I very much prefer large breed dogs, let’s not forget about what we’re doing to them. Bulldogs who can barely walk without dying of heat exhaustion and can’t breathe, Irish Wolfhounds that can die of old age at four years, German Shepherds with such pronounced roach backs they can barely walk, turning the finely built pit bull into something that looks to have been interbred with pigs a few dozen times…
And it’s not just irresponsible breeding in terms of puppy mills either. People who breed for show are often times VERY responsible for the suffering of animals. They’re the ones who bred bulldogs to have squished in faces which is something rather modern as if you look back through the mascots of that one sports team (I’m sorry I can’t remember what it’s called, but it always has live bulldogs as their mascot) you can clearly see the one from the 1950s as a nice muzzle and then as you progress through the timeline of photos you get to what we have today.
This is why the owners and enthusiasts of the border collie fought so damn hard to keep border collies from being officially recognized as a breed by the kennel club because they didn’t want people to start breeding them for their appearance over their function. Many of these people will say that the kennel club has ruined border collies and I can’t even blame them, particularly since they’ve done it to more than one breed.
Don’t mind me. Just thought I’d take the opportunity to somewhat call out more technically irresponsible breeding. Don’t get me wrong though - not all people involved in the show aspect of kennel clubs is an irresponsible breeder, but they really should be putting literally everything else over appearance.
It’s a shame all across the board, no matter the size of the dog. Before we got our Saint Bernard, Daisy, I remember reading up on the changes the breed has gone through over the decades. From having a 12+ year life span to an average of 8. Scary stuff! Humans are kind of assholes, really. I don’t care how “not up to akc standards” a dog is, as long as it is healthy and happy!