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post #5161 of 5241 (permalink) Old 07-18-2016, 05:12 PM
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Ah, that stinks! Geckos are fantastic pet's and 100x easier than a dog!!

If you do get one, you'll have to keep in mind that those are both working dogs, they need a job otherwise they can get bored and destructive! Lots of exercise and social play is good for them! Lots of daily walks ^_^ Also, obedience training!! Positive reinforcement training is the best! You can do a private trainer or go through PetCo classes. Not all PetCo's are great but if you've got a good one around, it's very much worth it!

And good it was the overhead light lol. I was worried when I saw that post and was like....hmmm...well...I'll mention it anyways! Sorry about that!
Haha, you're good. I tried to tell that to my mom. I have to save up 1,300 for a dog + supplies. I think umma negotiate. I'll save up ~300 for supplies and they can pay for the dog lol.

My friend actually works at the nearby animal science collage. Imma see if I can train the puppy and get a summertime job working sheep. <3

I want to compete in Agility, too, but I was told that Spayed Females & Neutered Males will be disqualified.
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post #5162 of 5241 (permalink) Old 07-19-2016, 08:18 AM
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That's a shame that they won't let fixed animals compete. I'm pretty sure gelded horses are still allowed to race. I guess it's a different type of competition and probably not comparable.

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Sorta. Geldings in races doesn't have much comparison. It kinda depends -- some races have different jumps and stuff.

According to a website I found, spayed/neutered dogs are "more intelligent, easier to train, and less aggressive." So they want aggressive dogs racing through an agility course against other dogs?


The breeder I want my puppy from also won't let you register your dog with the AKC. :/

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I will amen the puppies harder than gecko! Have 6 month old puppy as well. They are fun though and worth it. Do recommend the obedience classes. Hope you find a great dog for your family ;)
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Lol I just got a window-washing job for $50. Imma try to convince these people they need their exterior Windows washed, too.

ETA: How do you housetrain them?
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From what I understand, you pick up any solid accidents, put them outside in the grass, and praise the puppy while they see the waste in the grass. I guess for tinkles, you'd have to be outside a lot and praise them when they tinkle. Dogs are really, really in the "now." Praise them for exactly what's happening right at the moment. RusseltheShihtzu has a lot of dog tips.
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So I got some free plants at our last fishy meeting last week! Woot woot! They're annual's but very easy to seed or take them in for the winter and have them bloom all year! They're called Datura's. They are poisonous so no good for those who have animals! But they are beautiful! I have three purples, two yellows, and a white that is recovering. Mother agreed that I could keep them on the porch for now, I wasn't expecting her to do so and just thought I'd put them somewhere in a corner but nope! The porch it is, yay!

Purples in the square black containers, yellow in the peat containers and white on the floor


Old fish tanks put to use! They like water and so little to no drainage is just fine! This was last Thursday when I planted them, they all have nearly five more leaves to them now! Okay, maybe more like 3-4 each lol but they have grown quite a bit! I may have to repot the yellows in separate containers if the purples get too big. They do get to be large.


And my Bonsai is flowering! It's a Fukien Tea Tree for anyone interested, a fully indoor bonsai



I also realized I never showed you all the new mod I did in my 45 a few weeks ago!
I took the pillars from the 55 and put them in here along with the rock thingy and the giant Java Fern driftwood piece and the giant Anubias. It worked out very well!


And just to prove that I do still have fish. This is my poorly 20 long that needs to be cleaned with the Betta youngin's in it. They're doing wonderful, one is marbling again!


55 is kind of bare but the few fish in it don't mind


And the mossy heaven, the old 20 long. I have 12 baby Red Dalmatian Platy's and two females left. Tux the Angel is in here recovering but will go to George soon. Renegade is also still there and doing very well and marbling slowly

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Awesome updates! How lucky that your bonsai is flowering! It's gorgeous. The new plants are nice, too.

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Beautiful plants. Really like bonsai! Good job on 45. Glad to hear all fish doing well.
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Thank you for the compliments you two! I adore my Bonsai and hope I can keep it going for the years to come!

So um, the new plants, the Datura's. I need to repot the yellow's already, they're being shaded by the purples! Look at this growth! In just over a week!
And just for reference, BEFORE:


AFTER
1.5 weeks of growing


I recently cracked my 2.5 gallon so I'm going to take that out and put the yellows in it. I may have to remove the middle purple as well and put that in it's own pot! I knew they'd get big but yikes! lol. At least the porch will look beautiful!

Renegade is marbling! It's been close to a year (September) since I've had him!
These are from a few days ago on Thursday




My baby platy's are getting big!



Tux is healing well too



These are from today




Massive ball of moss that will likely go to MysticSky


Mini Taiwan moss that covered my vase ornament that you can barely see it


I also bought a new fish Friday for our upcoming fish show and auction! He's not what I'd typically buy but he's big and seeing how they judged last year, I know he'll do well. We don't judge like the IBC but we go off a few other things since we do all fish and do not focus heavily on Betta's specifically. The biggest thing is the size of the fish, next is deportment (how the fish acts, is it hiding or out and flaring and showing off?), then fins and possible damage is deducted. There are five categories total and a total of 100 points. A fish scoring 80-90 did extremely well, no one has ever gotten a full 100 before. Most fish score 60-80 and a bad fish will be less.

This is Mr. Feesh


At the store, forgive his mouth, it's the cup bending not him



This guy caught my attention first but I decided against it when he wouldn't flare much



This guy was another contender but his fins weren't as nice




A cute koi male. It's a shame they'll all marble out


This guy would likely color up beautifully


I wanted this guy but my brother said he was ugly. He was small which deterred me, I was looking for a show fish not a pet fish. However, if I was looking for a pet fish, I likely would have taken him home!



Photobucket is being really slow at the moment but this should work eventually. Video of Mr. Feesh in the store with another red I had debated buying.



In other news, we have new kittens! Sam and Dean from Supernatural are their namesake's and boy does it match! Dean is a hoover, he vacuum's up all food and just jumps without thinking. He's fearless mostly and tries to make friends with my older cat Ieli. Sam is contemplative and studies things before playing with them or jumping after them. He's a little more standoffish but he very lovey once he figures out that you aren't a threat. Dean is smart, he knows "Up" "Off" for bad things and "down" to get down off shoulders. Sam is still figuring out how to be held, he doesn't like it but hopefully we can help him see that it isn't a bad thing!

Ieli is not happy as we knew but she's starting to tolerate them little by little. We adopted them on Saturday July 23rd and kept them in Bobby's room for a week. Friday they came out and did their first explorations and met Ieli formally. We've been trying to treat her to help her along but she's a grumpy 10 year old. I'll post the kitten pics in the next post likely since I'll link them straight form my phone because my photobucket is full again. I really need to start attaching photos instead of linking them, then they're permanent that way. But it's so much easier from an image hosting site lol. Anywho, there will be lots of pictures and it takes a while to attach so whenever I finish, it will be up!
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