Archive for the ‘pets’ Category

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Dog pulls trigger on shotgun and kills owner

January 9, 2008

CSI determined that the killer got careless and left muddy paw prints on the trigger.

VIDEO | digg story

Seriously though, how bad does your luck have to be?

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Thursday Afternoon Cat Fight

August 2, 2007

This post is dedicated to Chamber reader and fellow LGF member DesertSage, who seems to think that my site is too negative. So, I’m posting this video in a desperate attempt to make the guy laugh. I hope it works.

B.J. vs. Cognac

Place yer bets!

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Dogs Against Vick

July 18, 2007

Just last week I highlighted a blog that was inspired by Mitt Romney’s alleged dog abuse, but now it’s probably time to start a new one based on the news regarding NFL star Michael Vick:  Falcons’ Vick indicted by grand jury in dogfighting probe

RICHMOND, Va. — NFL star Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot.

The Atlanta Falcons quarterback and three others were charged with competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state lines.

The operation was named “Bad Newz Kennels,” according to the indictment, and the dogs were housed, trained and fought at a property owned by Vick in Surry County, Va.

Dogfighting?  DOGFIGHTING!  My goodness.  Where are we, Afghanistan?  (the practice was actually banned under the Taliban, oddly enough).  Is this actually fun to watch?  I can’t imagine being able to stomach it, personally.  There are probably hundreds of things people can gamble and bet on that don’t involve killing man’s best friend. 

Disgusting.

EDIT: I removed the pic of the poor dog that was all cut up from fighting. I just didn’t want to look at it anymore.

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Today Is March 26th…

March 26, 2007

…and it’s 75 degrees here in Minnesota.  Unbelievable. 

So, I grabbed my Creative Zen Micro, some smokes and the leash and took Indy for a walk.  Outside there are children playing, kites flying and birds chirping.  Just beautiful.

Hard to believe that earlier this month we had a few feet of snow on the ground.

Update:  The temp actually made it to 81 degrees today, and the StarTrib says it’s a record: Mercury hits record 81

The first full week of spring is feeling a lot more like summer as the mercury roared past 70 degrees for the second consecutive day and set a record — 81 — for the date.

The 81 degrees in the Twin Cites eclipsed the 74 recorded on this date in 1991.

A reading of 70 degrees or higher in March in the Twin Cities is not unheard of, said Pete Boulay of the State Climatology Office, but getting two consecutive days of 70 degrees or warmer is very rare. That has not happened since 1986, when temperatures went above 70 March 29 and 30.

The March 30, 1986, reading of 83 is the warmest ever for the month. The mercury also hit 83 on March 30, 1968, and March 23, 1910. On the other end of the scale, a bitter arctic blast sent the temperature plunging to minus-32 on March 1, 1962.

That’s our Minnesota weather for ya!

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Obligatory Dog Post

February 6, 2007

I’m gonna take this opportunity and go ahead and post pic of my dog now.  Yep.  My dog.  It’s my blog, and I’ll do what I want to dammit! 

Jokes aside, I really did have this thought about what I want this blog to be, and posts with pics of my dog in them wasn’t exactly what came to mind.  No matter, I’m gonna do it anyway. 🙂  The girlfriend talked me into picking him up from the humane society after she saw an online pic a few years ago, and the guy just grew on me.  He’s a chow chow mixed with …..we’re not sure exactly……

His name is Indy:
Indy!

Don’t laugh:
Indy, donning his makeshift hotspot cure!

I cut up an old t-shirt and put it on him to keep him from licking the hot spots on his “armpit”. He looked so funny, I just had to take a picture.  The technique worked pretty well.

I just thought I’d post a couple of pics of the guy who sits faithfully by me here around the computer, and waits for something to get excited about (in fact, he’s sitting right here watching me type this).  Maybe I could so far as to say that he serves as some inspiration when I post stuff, since I have a habit of peeking down at him when I’m stumped on something (like what to post on the blog today).