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Postby Belial » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:26 am UTC

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lawl....

Now I want to buy shoes for my octopus, too...
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Postby Owijad » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:37 am UTC

Okay, the conversation has since moved on, but I now FEAR octopi. They're like sea-raptors.
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Postby Aoeniac » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:53 am UTC

There is absolutely nothing to fear from your cephalopod neighbors in the deep sea.

In fact, I bet they'd be really friendly if they ever arose from the depths on a mission completely devoid of conquering and enslavement.
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Postby Hawknc » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:56 am UTC

Okay, here's our cat, Sunny:

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And her royal pudginess being cute:

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Don't have any of my pet chihuahua Pippa immediately available, but I'll try and dig some up. Also, we have mice, but they're camera-shy.

Edit: the cat is NOT wrapped in tinsel.
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Postby Vandole » Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:53 am UTC

My dog. Her name is Fudge, and she looks like she needs to be cuddled all the time.
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Postby thedesk » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:01 am UTC

This thread is way too fucking cute.
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Postby hermaj » Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:28 am UTC

So this is my friend Catherine Prancer!

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He is quite old - he will be 14 a little bit before Christmas. He has never, in that 14 years, ever stopped purring. He is a happy cat! He also used to be quite protective of me - he never liked my boyfriends because I think he thought I was his lady, to the point where he would even jump up on the lounge if a boy and I were kissing, and he would swipe at the boy. Now, I think he wouldn't be bothered even if I was all bringing boys home! He probably would not even notice.


Now, to evil it up. This is Budgie.

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Budgie was rescued by my mother a couple of weeks ago from minah birds that were chasing it and trying to kill it. You would think it would be grateful for us rescuing it! Instead, this budgie spends all of its waking hours plotting. It has a little mirror in its cage (as pictured), and it spends the whole day twittering to it. But not in a happy way! In a harsh whisper kind of way, the whisper in which evil doings are planned. Every now and then it will randomly flap its wings and shriek. (I guess this is the budgerigar equivalent of MWAHAHAHA!?) And then it will go right on back to scheming. We are not friends.

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Postby damienthebloody » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:30 am UTC

I have no pets. we had a bunny and a whole load of guinea pigs when i was little, but they all died, owing in at least part to my irregularity in feeding them.

i've had no pets since. i'm clearly not really an animal person.

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Postby parkaboy » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:42 am UTC

i've never had a pet die from irregular feeding.... not frequency-wise anyway.

my mom was taking care of my guinea pig Spazz McSqeeks and she read they liked to play outside and ate grass and stuff. And they do. Not too keen on the grass thats just been fertilized and ant-poisoned though. =(

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Postby hyperion » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:07 am UTC

forgot our chicken:
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ruby (the black one) died about a year ago, now emerald just walks around the garden feeding herself since there aren't any other chickens taking her food
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Postby Grincement » Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:12 pm UTC

HYPERiON wrote:forgot our chicken


My mum had a mad moment a few years ago and bought some chickens at an auction (good ol' west country random fun) as she had the idea of collecting her own free range eggs.

One got killed by our neighbours jack russell (the same jack russell that killed my first ever pet, Tom the guinea pig)....her name was fluffy bum as she had no tail feathers.

Two turned out to be cockrels: Susie (s/he was a bit of a shock, we'd assumed she was just a bit butch!) and Rodger (who we had always assumed was male)

And the only one that could lay any eggs, never did because she was having too much fun digging up the bulbs in the flower beds and moving them around (all our snowdrops now appear in a different place to where they were when I was little)

Well, my mum got bored as they were just an effort so the local farmer took them away and we ended up having roast chicken for quite a bit after that!
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Postby rockintom99 » Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:48 pm UTC

I could only find pictures of two of my pets on my comp at the moment (too lazy to go take them), so here they are!

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That is Pheobe (or Phoebe, my mom and I constantly argue over it). Came out well for being taken from a crappy camera phone...

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And that is my mom's massively cute Corgi puppy, Frodo (though, he's grown a bit since that picture).

<edit> Also, to make my myself look a bit less like a slob, the dog passed out in the laundry room next to the recycle pile, so that is why it is so messy.</edit>

<edit again> Since everyone else seems to be doing it, I might as well list all the animals previously:

Six (other) cats, a chicken, five ducks, too many goldfish to count, four guinea pigs, three birds, two (other) dogs, a turtle, and... er, probably more that I can't remember at the moment. </blah>
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Postby Likpok » Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:47 pm UTC

We have had, over the past few years:

One goose (still alive)
Many chickens (some roosters, some hens, some rare breeds, some have been eaten, by other or others)
Four? turkeys (one was thanksgiving dinner. 38lbs)
Currently three horses, one of which is a colt, the other two mares (we bought one while she was, unbeknownst to us, preggers)
two ponies (one ridable, one not)
two dogs
an assortment of cats (4-7?) some of whom live inside
Several ducks (some eaten)
Two pigs (one was sold, one is in the process of being eaten)
and probably others that i'm forgetting.

We have lost several animals, over time. Some cats, rodentia, some horses (they moved)

Unfortunatly I don't have up-to-date pictures of most of these (the closest I have skip many of the animals, and are of old, mostly dead animals)
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Postby Birdman » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:32 am UTC

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Octopus vs. shark
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Postby Ren » Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:30 am UTC

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My puppy, Tucker.
His head is, actually, proportionate to his body...but wonky camera angles are fun!

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(Sneaking into my little brother's room, where he knows he should not be.)
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Postby warriorness » Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:49 pm UTC

This is my dog, Louie. His ear is always like this.

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Postby d3adf001 » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:01 pm UTC

heres one of my dogs nittany:
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heres my other dog scruff:
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heres both of them together:
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and heres my betta fish, named "my fish" that lives in a nasty bowl in my dorm roomed:
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Postby spacermase » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:16 pm UTC

My "pet":

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He's a five year old, 17hd* thoroughbred, and a total sweetheart (which is good, because he probably would have killed me by now otherwise).

And yes, that's me riding him (this was for a saddle fitting, if I recall correctly).

* a hand equals 4 inches, so he's about 5 1/2 feet at the shoulder...which is big, even for a thoroughbred.
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Postby NightStar » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:20 am UTC

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Postby wilkeson » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:54 am UTC

They told us in the dorms that we were allowed to have any pet that could survive 24hrs under water.

Needless to Baxter, the hamster I brought to be our dorm mascot, only got to enjoy one night at college.

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Postby warriorness » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:26 am UTC

You should've made Baxter into a cyborg, and fitted him with gills.
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Postby wilkeson » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:31 am UTC

warriorness wrote:You should've made Baxter into a cyborg, and fitted him with gills.

Sadly I took Mad Sciences 103: Intro to Animal Mutations and Modifications sophomore year :'(

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Postby Pebbles » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:28 am UTC

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my puppy max, hes a beagle and going on 6yrs old now.... still my puppy of course.
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Postby SpitValve » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:43 am UTC

<------ not actually my puppy.

I have two cats. One is on ratemykitten if I could remember my login... One lives inside, the other lives outside. It's their choice... the outside cat was kinda sad for a while until he started to live in the church and visit every single service. Now he gets lots of loving.

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Postby stuck » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:08 pm UTC

You can find pictures of my two pets, along with random bad photography, here: http://saiphon.deviantart.com/gallery/

Pets ftw.
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Postby Coruscate » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:31 pm UTC

Buster on page 1 is sooo cute.

I once had 9 mice, because I got one, and she was pregnant and gave birth, dur. They all died 2 years ago :(

Currently I'm looking into the pet industry and I really don't agree with a lot of it, so I'm thinking if I get a pet, I'll be supporting the rescue industry and getting a pet from there instead.

Here is my Yellow Louie, gosh I loved her
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Mouse pinkies! at 5 days old
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12 days old
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Cindy
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Monsieur Chocolat et Mousse, they were the prettiest out the bunch
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Oh this is the escaped pet bunny that's now living in my back garden
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Postby cmacis » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:50 pm UTC

I wanted to name one of our hens Tikka, parents said that they were not naming a chicken after food. I kept them pretty well until I went to uni when the parents managed to lock them up after the fox got them. This was a week or two after I went.

We also have a cat who lives next door and must be about as old as I am (19). She's starting to show her age, but has been that way for a while.
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Postby Anmorata » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:40 pm UTC

There seems to be a decent number of us that have solid black cats. I'm a fan, too. I've got three:

Apathy (approx: 6 years old, male)
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Dante: (age 3, male)
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Miss Kitty: (approx. 7 months old, female)
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No clue on their backgrounds. Apathy and Dante were both adopted from coworkers, Miss Kitty was a stray that decided my house was a good place to live (or, rather, that I'm a sucker for cats. Smart girl). She's since gotten shots and has been spayed. She's been an interesting addition to our house, that's for sure.
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Postby yy2bggggs » Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:56 am UTC

Scratchy and Chu
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Postby Pebbles » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:10 am UTC

Anmorata wrote:There seems to be a decent number of us that have solid black cats. I'm a fan, too. I've got three:


how do you tell them apart?
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Postby davef » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:41 am UTC

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Postby Daem0hn » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:43 am UTC

Pebbles wrote:http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q142/pebbles78/maxy.jpg
my puppy max, hes a beagle and going on 6yrs old now.... still my puppy of course.
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^ great photo - great dog :D

i dont have any pets, but if i were to get a dog, i would most likely get a beagle.
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Postby Anmorata » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:20 pm UTC

Pebbles wrote:
Anmorata wrote:There seems to be a decent number of us that have solid black cats. I'm a fan, too. I've got three:


how do you tell them apart?
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Size, behavior, personality. And when all else fails: collar color, though Apathy refuses to wear his purple one, lest he go spastic. Dante wears red, and Miss Kitty wears blue.
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Postby joeneedstogrowup » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:07 pm UTC

warriorness wrote:This is my dog, Louie. His ear is always like this.


Louie is by far one of the most adorable animals I have ever seen, and probably deserves his own thread.


Edit: Here are two of my family's golden retriever, Rex. These were taken about a year ago, when his face wasn't so grayed. I went home from college last weekend to be there when we put him to sleep.
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He was getting really old, couldn't use his back half, and was not having any fun. So I'm not sad that we put him to sleep. I'm only sad that he's not with us anymore.

Which brings me to another good topic:
PETS! DO THEY GO TO HEAVEN?
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Postby Grincement » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:59 pm UTC

yy2bggggs wrote:Scratchy and Chu
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Haha they seem to like fighting against each other to spin the wheel, they are very cute though!
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Postby The Dork Knight » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:01 pm UTC

My 100 gallon aquarium which currently contains 2 Polypterus senegalus, 1 P. delhezi, 1 P. endlicheri (see my avatar), 1 P. ornatipinnis, 1 P. retropinnis, and 1 Xenomystus nigri.

I've also got five other aquariums, but no good current photos of them. The coolest fish I have is my electric catfish:

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Here is Gato:
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Gato has struggled with respiratory problems and even got pneumonia, but was able to pull through. She'll probably have to be on meds the rest of her life though, but it's ok because she's my tiny daughter and I love her so much!!

We also have Pi, who is a baby and absolutely crazy:
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And lastly, here is our rabbit, Mr. Foofee. I did not choose the name.

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Postby MFHodge » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:28 pm UTC

It's Sophie!
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We really need an XKCD puppy play date. It can be at my house.
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Postby Delbin » Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:18 pm UTC

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Here's Schitz. I wish I had one with her facing the camera. Her face is split right down the center; one half dark and one half light. The name fits, I think.

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Her son Mouse. He squeaked as a kitten, so the name stuck. He's a brute now, though.

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Postby Castaway » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:16 pm UTC

Belial wrote:They've filmed this happening at aquariums, too. They've had *giant pacific octopi* (which can be up to 10 feet across and weigh hundreds of pounds) escaping from their tanks and crawling around the aquarium at night.

There was also a very cool video floating around the internet of an octopus in an aquarium environment just outright murdering sharks.

I worked at an aquarium for a while, so I consider myself a reputable source. It works because the only solid part of the octopus is the beak, so as long as the beak can fit through the opening, the whole body can. That's why a decent sized octopus can fit through an opening the size of a quarter.
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Postby Belial » Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:19 pm UTC

Castaway wrote:
Belial wrote:They've filmed this happening at aquariums, too. They've had *giant pacific octopi* (which can be up to 10 feet across and weigh hundreds of pounds) escaping from their tanks and crawling around the aquarium at night.

There was also a very cool video floating around the internet of an octopus in an aquarium environment just outright murdering sharks.

I worked at an aquarium for a while, so I consider myself a reputable source. It works because the only solid part of the octopus is the beak, so as long as the beak can fit through the opening, the whole body can. That's why a decent sized octopus can fit through an opening the size of a quarter.


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