May The Fox Be With You

"You were once wild here, don't let them tame you."

-Isadora Duncan

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A most wonderful gift we received from tumblr user Spoopyroggenrolla! I almost cried when I held this little masterpiece in my hands. He now sleeps peacefully on our mantle.

A most wonderful gift we received from tumblr user Spoopyroggenrolla! I almost cried when I held this little masterpiece in my hands. He now sleeps peacefully on our mantle.

I think that there are some farmers out there that use corgis to help heard cattle. That's why they were bred with those bodies in the first place.

Asked by Anonymous

humans-off:

maythefoxbewithyou:

kaleighbytheway:

zooophagous:

maythefoxbewithyou:

zooophagous:

animalwelfarists:

I understand that, but it doesn’t excuse the health issues? There are plenty of herding dogs which aren’t as extreme.

-Ry

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!

I think that there are some farmers out there that use corgis to help heard cattle. That's why they were bred with those bodies in the first place.

Asked by Anonymous

kaleighbytheway:

zooophagous:

maythefoxbewithyou:

zooophagous:

animalwelfarists:

I understand that, but it doesn’t excuse the health issues? There are plenty of herding dogs which aren’t as extreme.

-Ry

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.

Because I was just talking about her, I have to post a picture of Athena with a recent kill. She’s pretty good at going down in dens and nabbing the wounded gophers!  
And before I get yelled at, gophers ruin pastureland, spread disease, and can create holes that vehicles can get hung up on or horses can fall into- we hunt for pop. control!

Because I was just talking about her, I have to post a picture of Athena with a recent kill. She’s pretty good at going down in dens and nabbing the wounded gophers!
And before I get yelled at, gophers ruin pastureland, spread disease, and can create holes that vehicles can get hung up on or horses can fall into- we hunt for pop. control!

I think that there are some farmers out there that use corgis to help heard cattle. That's why they were bred with those bodies in the first place.

Asked by Anonymous

zooophagous:

animalwelfarists:

I understand that, but it doesn’t excuse the health issues? There are plenty of herding dogs which aren’t as extreme.

-Ry

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!

Does anyone out there have a Nokia Lumia Icon? For the love of god this phone is killing me. The WiFi is garbage, the app support is practically nonexistent, and even cell data is slow and awful. You literally have to be like 15 feet from the router to make using Wifi even possible. Anyone found a way to remedy that?
When I had an iPhone and people bitched about the Tumblr mobile app being bad, I was so confused. The support for apple devices was amazing! Now I feel the pain! Grey boxes, grey boxes as far as the eyes can see- as well as no audio support and gifs that don’t load. And don’t even get me started on the Facebook app.
In short, Nokia sucks. Don’t buy one.

Haha yes, yes she is. I sit on top of a hill and pick off gophers that are wrecking Dad’s pasture. As soon as Athena sees one drop, she runs out and grabs it, shakes it, then brings it to me. She thinks she’s a hunting dog haha.

Haha yes, yes she is. I sit on top of a hill and pick off gophers that are wrecking Dad’s pasture. As soon as Athena sees one drop, she runs out and grabs it, shakes it, then brings it to me. She thinks she’s a hunting dog haha.

In case you needed some dog smiles today (sorry Athena’s is a little morbid!)

Obligatory Music Monday post! 
One of my favorite bands, The National is my feature today. Some of you might recognize this track from Valve’s “Portal 2”, which happens to be one the games I hold near and dear to my heart. And if you feel like crying, check out the amazing stop motion video by faceofdoomness HERE.

If Tumblr suggests one more Tyler Oakley-related post, I’m gonna delete my freaking account.

Today I tackled the holy grail of pork dishes….a crown roast! All I could think was that I wished Vader was here, as he would have loooooved the bones!

Today I tackled the holy grail of pork dishes….a crown roast! All I could think was that I wished Vader was here, as he would have loooooved the bones!

slayyykk:

maythefoxbewithyou:

Have any of you lovelies been playing the Destiny beta? If so, what do you think?
I’m only level 9 but I’m liking it so far!
To me, it almost feels like a refined and more serious Borderlands- but I can’t quite place what makes me feel that way!
If any of you want to add me on XBL, I play both the One and my 360 pretty regularly. My gamertag is: TaraTrichinosis.

How the fuck did you get to level 9?

I thought 8 was max level for the beta. 

Oops, forgot to proofread my post! *8