I believe I promised you puppy pictures. Here she is, sixteen weeks and still not growing into those ears.
Official Sixteen Week Photo
She’s really not amused…
Again, we were promised treats…where are they?
So the weather is going to take a turn this week to sub-zero, which means one thing. The ducks will be living in the bathroom for two days (hopefully not more). I may entertain you with video.
This is an open thread
TaMara, here’s some snow art from your neck of the woods.
I hope for your sake, ducks in the bathroom is very short lived!
ETA – I agree with Jackie.
I love your pups. Thanks for sharing them!
Chacal Charles Caltrop
@Leto: there must be no wind wherever that guy is making his snow designs. Here in NYC it is still freezing but it looks like everything will be back to normal by tomorrow morning.
Trixie is adorbs and how awesome is Ms. Jean Marie Finch!
“Why won’t Governor Abbott be more transparent about how many additional Texan deaths he considered acceptable? How many deaths did he project over baseline (i.e. using sensible mitigation methods)? How much does he feel each of those lives are worth? How much benefit must he see, in order to gleefully continue to let people die? Don’t the people have a right to know? If these questions are not getting asked, *WHY NOT*? Who is covering the senseless deaths of Texans, spent to avoid making unpopular mitigation decisions? And how does Abbott respond to statements that his failure to have made these numbers known suggests he is trying to extend the pandemic?”
Keep the focus on the wrong thing happening, and flip it around and call out for the victims. If we tell him to stop killing Texans, he yells FREEDUH. If we ask the questions that would allow even a political reporter to recognize the truth….
Hi, North Dakota Nutcase; is your callousness toward the health and lives of your constituents an indication that you are refusing to make changes when warranted by pandemic, or are you simply refusing to follow appropriate medical advice? When should a governor refuse to follow the recommendations and findings of public health experts who are, clearly better at this than she”
(She? I really don’t care to look it up.)
“Seriously, BigJournalistPerson, why aren’t these questions being asked? Do the Republicans refuse to allow you to ask certain questions? If so, do you, perhaps, consider that hideous corruption to be unnewsworthy? What, because you’re not shocked, we don’t get to know? Is there any reason we, the people of the united states, should not not demand these answers from every Republican elected official in the country because they are betraying and killing many of the people they claim to care about.”
And strong second to LHW’s impeachment of our media’s timidness.
Oh. My. Stars.
Season 9, episode 2 of Murdoch Mysteries running in the background, mostly as ear candy. Mark Twain being played by … William Shatner.
My fullgrown pitbull is slightly jealous of the danes.
Pitbulls in snow don’t work, much as pitbulls in water dont’t work. Big dog, big head, short neck , massive body, stubbly legs on tiny feet.
I watched my German Shepherd frolic in the snow for years. Also my labrador retriever.
Pitbull just isn’t built for it. Minimal fur, short legs, tiny feet. Being a pitbull she is game to try anything, but nature just didn’t provide her with winter equipment.
ETA working on a cut-down wool flannel hunting shirt for a winter coat for her.
That will keep her warmer, but won’t giver her the snowshoes/flippers that God gave labrador retrievers.
@LongHairedWeirdo: Don’t you mean South Dakota? The governor is Kristi Noem, a total nutcase who is killing her constituents through criminal negligence (Covid).
@NotMax: That’s just wrong.
@Leto: Those are amazing. I don’t understand how he can make such precise patterns.
@mrmoshpotato: I don’t know if TaMara has a partner, but I hope they’re amenable to ducks living in the bathroom. I know someone else who does this with her ducks, but she’s single.
@opiejeanne: Gotta put them somewhere. Do people actually take baths anymore? Showers, just move them out of the tub, or rain on them while you shower? Never had ducks, don’t know.
Dad’s nursing home has ducks. Am I right that kale is a healthier duck treat than bread?
Compared to Scout, Trixie does the doleful dog saddened by her owner’s failings so much better.
@sab: We had a neighbor when I was in HS, a very old lady who had tortoises. She used to bring them into her bathroom to give them a good scrub in the tub. It turned out she wasn’t as old as we all thought, because 15 years later she babysat my sister’s kids.
Oh it is , it is. Astonishingly wrong. On the level of (searches for example) hiring Roseanne Barr to play RBG.
Move them to another room entirely. Aside from the horrifying image of being naked in a tub with ducks*, there’s the horrifying image of slipping and being found by the paramedics naked in a tub with ducks.
* I believe the classic phrase is “nibbled to death by ducks”, but I don’t want them to start there.
@opiejeanne: Interesting. It’s said that people take on the characteristics of their pets. It never occurred to me to exploit that by adopting animals that live 150 years.
“Third one we found like that this week.”
I looked up from my laptop and saw drops and spatters of blood everywhere. My pup had cut her mouth on something-which turned out to be a piece of plastic- and was walking around creating havoc. She seems absolutely fine and has stopped bleeding but of course went right back to finding things to chew on.
@NotMax: When are you going to start on Walker Texas Ranger?
@NotMax: But it’s okay for him to play Alyosha Karamazov? Huh?
William Shatner playing anything other than a huckster shill is a travesty.
Oh, gods, Tamara! She is cute and looks all sweet and innocent! Remember that when she finally does grow in to those ears and can’t help displacing everything around her.
@sab: Yes, lettuce, kale, blueberries, even wild bird seed is miles better than bread or popcorn.
I’m not sure how I feel about waking up to the BJ crowd speculating on my showering with ducks, LOL. But they do live in a very large “crate” when in the bathroom and get baths, like when they were babies. My dream would be to have a laundry room with a stall for bathing dogs or quarantining ducks.
I learned, from being married to someone who – (how can this be) thought somehow my houseful of pets would lessen once we were married – that all my subsequent partners and friends love animals as much as I do. So no issues there.