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What do you think of them?
Do you like em?
Why? Why not?
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husk is good dog. eH pulls sled and doesn't afraid of anything
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I wouldn't own one but I like them.
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>>2299008
I generally hate people who own them. Most husky owners are obnoxious twits with poorly trained dogs. I've never really met a husky owner who I didn't immediately feel the need to distance myself from. The breed itself I don't like that much, either. All they do is scream and tear shit up. They've also been bred out of usefulness; the Alaskan husky is the one actually bred to be a sled dog.
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>>2299008

They seem to be a popular white trash dog. I've babysat for people who got one as a puppy and never trained it. Once they had a kid it went 'outside' and never came back in. They seriously thought it didn't need a dog house or liquid water in winter because "it lives in the arctic!"

Dumbasses think they're hot shit because they look like a wolf but are never prepared for the noise, the energy or the massive amount of shed fur. They have terrible recall and are stubborn as hell. However, if you're a marathon runner, have a 6ft fence around your 5 acres and have experience with dog training, they're not a bad dog. Too bad that's not a lot of husky owners.

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Because doggos are every animal and persons friends. It just so happens that humans can feed dogs, give them comfortable lives and give them much more regular love than other animals. Humans are premier chill buddies.
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Because domestication involves dumbing down an animal to make it easier for us to handle and rely on us. Otherwise they'd just fuck off and/or die.
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Thousands of years of domestication
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>>2299163
>dumbing down
>implying a German shepherd is dumber than a wolf
In domestication of dogs the most peaceful were kept not the dumbest.

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>have dog
>runs across the street just to attack other dogs

What the fuck?
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>>2299183
He had a harness with a leash attached.
I was about to take him bike riding, so I opened the garage door.

He spotted the dog on the other side of the street, ran out of the garage, across the driveway, and right across the street.
Something like 40 yards.
Like a guided fucking missile.
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>>2299178
Your dog is dog aggressive. Just because he went to one class in the past and got along find doesn't mean he's well behaved. You're talking about these things in past-tense. A dog well socialized as a puppy and then kept away from other dogs for years is most likely going to develop issues with other dogs. You need to KEEP UP with socializing them and training. Also why is your dog bolting so much? Keep your dog on a leash and contained. Your dog is going to hurt another dog or a human and is at high risk for getting euthanized because of it.

Go back to dog-training classes. You are not informed or experienced enough to go about this right and safely.
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>>2299185
>Just because he went to one class in the past and got along find doesn't mean he's well behaved.
I never said he was well-behaved.

His behavior is shit, hence this thread.

You're strange.

>why is your dog bolting so much? Keep your dog on a leash and contained.
He was in my garage with his leash and harness already on.
I was getting my bike and he ran 40 yards across my driveway and street.
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OP here.

Only thing I can think of is finding some people who have dogs and aren't weenies about a bit of roughness, so I can get him in touch with other dogs he doesn't know.
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>>2299193
>thinking you can deal with dog's aggression by just making your dog interact with other dogs who have rough play styles
You're going to end up with your dog killing or severely harming another dog and them slapped with PDD status. Get the help of an accredited behaviorist

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Does anyone know what kind of spider this is? I'm seeing a lot of them around my house, loads of spiderwebs everywhere.
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Sorry for the picture quality. It's back is flat and white, with a red underside. It's kind of trapezoidal in shape.

This is in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

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The Plant General - Sleep Tight Snapper Edition

Welcome to /plant/, the magical green place on this blue board. ITT: plont has moved back to plebbit, RIP mr. T. tortilis, please remember to apply fungicide to your VFT before dormancy.

/Plant/ is for the discussion of plants (obviously). Horticulturists, hobbyists and botanists welcome! Questions about plants? Want to show off your two inch dick-I mean plant? Maybe you want to start growing something new and exciting? Well come on over to /plant/!

Introducing a new basic caresheet with every thread: Dormant flytrap II edition:
>Place your VFT in a comfy location
>Gently caress its traps
>Tell it you love it
>Tuck it in for winter
>Sing it a lullaby
>Profit

For our carnivorous plant newbies:

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One of my dionaea is starting to flower, wtf
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>>2299133
It's the rare D. muscipula 'Suicidal' cultivar
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>>2299173
But I was told it was a 'Schuppenstiel 2'
Seriously though this winter is being a joke.
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>>2299175
It's that climate change man. Warmer weather is good for my nepenthes I guess but pretty shit for sarracenia and dionaea
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>>2299176
Speaking of Nepenthes, wind moved my greenhouse 20 cm to the east and lots of shelves fell off.
Luckily the only Nepenthes that was affected by this was the rebecca soper, a shelf fell on it and I think it just shrugged and said "ok".

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>reading apartment lease agreement
>"must declaw cats"

why is this a thing?

i managed to get the manager to make an exception, but seeing this makes me sick.
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>>2299169
We suggest training and people just laugh, soft paws (those caps for the claws) and people say they're too much work or that they smell bad (I don't know where that one comes from), getting deterrents or plastic covers for whatever is being scratched, and new items for the car to scratch like posts and cardboard toys but people generally have their mind made up when they walk in the clinic.
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>>2299160
I'm actually quite conservative. As evident by the post you quoted because I based my view on the logic that a vet tech might have a better understanding of animal anatomy than a typical /an/ poster.
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even when we arent equal its an animal that is reliant on us for its survival and you think its okay to mutilate it for no benefit to the animal itself? why own a pet like that then?
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>>2299170
Or they just see the procedure as normal because they don't know any better, and are uneducated about the unwarranted pain, discomfort, and suffering that is the result of declawing cats.
At least that's the case in the US.
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>>2299075
>catfags are this retarded

Old thread >>2279224
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>>2298341

absolutely based
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>>2298341

Fuck, he really goes to town on that thing.

If that doesn't show horses love to have fun I don't know what does.
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>>2298987
was it really fucking necessary to liquify-shoop the ass of her bigger in this photo?

like, seriously?
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>>2299147
Are you sure it was? I can't see it. Maybe because I just woke up.
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>>2299147
that ain't even a big booty m8

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if cloning your pet was affordable, would you?
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i would if it had the same personality and memories. otherwise, no.
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>>2297619
For breeding it would actually be fantastic. Think about all the genetic health and temperament issues breeds have that can't always be tested before the problem occurs. You can let dogs live out their whole lives and if no problems arise you can clone the animal and breed it.
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>>2297664
>>2297669
The most I'd do would be to buy shoes for when city workers drop salt on the ice. But it hasn't happened this year, probably won't, and I could also just clean her paws myself after the walk.
I wonder if there are "pavement shoes" for when it gets too hot outside and the pavement heats up. (I solve this particular problem by having her walk in the grass.)
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>>2297619
It won't even look the same.
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>>2297618
I think the feeling is mutual

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I'm 19 and I'd like to work at a vet, it's something I can easily see myself doing even if it's just trivial janitorial work.

Do any of you have warnings, advice, or experience, on not just vet work but job finding in general? I know anytime somebody in /ck/ says they want to become a chef the thread gets filled with horror stories, but I used to spend a lot of time in the vets my mom worked at after school so I know the environment.

It would be my first real job, and I have no marketable traits for it besides owning dozens of animals (albeit only about 10 were family close, the rest being livestock) and having a mother who also worked at several clinics. As long as they don't take too much advantage of me I'd be willing to work with no pay for up to 6 months, after which I believe I would have proven myself enough to ask for a paycheck, or take my resume to another place.

I just worry that it's too difficult to get into without college, and I doubt hiring would even be considered with any kind of salary for me.
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Where do you live?
Did you check if apprenticeships in that field are a thing where you live?
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>>2299052
I don't think there are apprenticeship college courses I could realistically take in SoCal

PETA is shit and too retarded. What are some other good associations for animal rights and defending animals?
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>>2299068

>rebellion is childish

nice indoctrination
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>>2299070
>let's allow our adolescent fear of authority to completely derail our environmental interests

Yeah that's absolutely childish. Politics has no place for ragtag groups of middle-class, hairy-armpitted women with misguided anarchist delusions.
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>>2297604
>ALF
Don't they eat cats, though?
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>>2299015
http://www.peta.org/about-peta/victories/
Again I'm not advocating PETA. But they have helped with things and it's delusional to say they've done absolutely nothing.
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>>2299068
Again not a PETA advocate but that ideology is fucking retarded. There's a middle ground, shit isn't black and white. It's not a matter of do nothing and not give a fuck or kill yourself for best effect. People are allowed to want to leave as little of a mark or as big of a mark as they want.

Hallo to everybody! I'm new here, and I hope I post my message in correct topic. I'm a foundator of the project dedicated to vision of the future life on Earth 25 MY after human extinction - the fictitious Neocene epoch. The project is mainly in Russian, but the part of it is translated into English.

I'd like to find colleagues interested in art and biology to add new ideas and illustrations to the project.
I hope there are people interested in this theme and ready to join or project.
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>>2297864
Bump
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>the future is wild
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>>2298585
...And?
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>>2298603
He's probably just referring to how unrealistic some of the designs were (neo-terror birds, giant tortoises, fish-birds, and tree squids)
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Bump

https://youtu.be/XME2JXwd__8

How did humans manage to domesticate wolves? They're massive niggers.
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>>2298875
all it takes in one retarded wolf that decides humans aren't dangerous and gets close enough to interact with them
those guys were literal autist, no sense of danger
they just got lucky we saw use for them
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>>2298875
we didn't domesticate wolves. we domesticated a common ancestor that wolves share with dogs.
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>>2298875
>hunter gatherers dropping food scraps everywhere they go
>wolves eventually realize that eating human waste is a lot easier than hunting
>start following humans around
>humans probably kill aggressive wolves and decide the rest of them are pretty useful for protection
So on and so on.
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>>2298875
Op is a fag

Humans were probably more like wolfs and niggers back then.


>>2299165


>become pack leaders

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Basically, I'm looking for IDEAS AND CONCEPTS OF WILDLIFE FOR MY FANTASY FICTIONAL WORLD.

Basically, I got this fantasy fictional world (like elves and dwarves and dragons and the same old thing), and one of the points I really like exploring is different wildlife. I tried to look up online for wildlife ideas, but mostly people only seems to discuss "monsters and beasts".

What I'm really looking for is the idea of nice/cool/interesting/exotic/etc animals and plants. It can be a mixture of different animals/plants (as a gryphon is a lion+eagle thingy), complete random ideas, or simply suggestion of rare real-life animals (extincted or not). I'm not only looking for the animal's physiology, but also behavior and interaction with other wildlife or sentient creatures (such as farm animals/plants).

pic related: this is one of the few animals I have thought of so far. Its called "Gnarr" (or lizardbeast), and it lives in herds. Its raised by farmer as a source of meat and leather (very good leather, btw). It can get incredibly aggressive when hungry. (this is just an example)

Plz I would really like some nice ideas :)
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Do something cool with a centipede.
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~ OP HERE ~

>>2297241
I must be honest with you, that feels a lot weird to me. In my head, any species with the same intelligence as humans wouldn't give a fuck about other species and want to survive no matter what. On top of that, on my world, humans particularly are greedy and reckless, and wouldn't be able to sustain such balanced relationship with a "prey" specie.

>>2297339
That idea is weird. But the picture is interesting, though. (not sure if both are related)

>>2297373
Basically, proportionally the same as Earth.

>>2297743
One of the things I most like about geckos is that they eat shit like spiders and annoying bugs, but are mostly harmless to humans (at least the species we have here on our houses, where I live).

I would like to see a massive gecko that still have the same behavior - it might look scary to find a gecko of the size of an alligator in your room, but it is harmless to humans so it is just minding its own business.

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>>2297768
>>2298535
They migrate in large herds similarly to most bovines, and are typically led by the largest male with the most impressive horns.

They are omnivorous opportunistic gluttons, but will primarily feed on brush, roots and nuts. As for meat, they will eat any grubs they dig up, as well as any predators they manage to take down. This does affect the flavor of their meat and milk however, so ranchers are careful to dispose of any carcasses.
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>>2299004
>created by wizard-king to feed his army on the move
>eats grass, leaves, twigs, and convenient enemy(or friendly) corpses
>rednecks breed especially mean and ugly ones for seriously hardcore rodeo
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>>2278009
Never been able to get past /tg/s shitposting, its the only board I've been to that's been completely useless. Maybe I just don't have the same level of autism.

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>>2296395
>>2296396
Good luck to you. It's good that you got help and made sure your cat was taken care of. I'm sure he knows you loved him a lot.
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>>2296464
>>2296478
Wow rude and shit taste. That's an adorable cat. The striped saddle is fucking adorable.

Sounds like someone's jealous of all that eyebrow game.
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Out of my senpai's 2 cats, this one spends like 80% of her time in my room, no idea why.
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>>2299105
And this one spends most of his time with doggo
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Here's my cat, Catniss.

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Can we have a webm thread going on?
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>>2298980
that's a cute and comfy doggo
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what fucking dog breed is that?

>>2297414
fuck off moralfag
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>>2299141
Yeah, how dare people not want things to suffer! You sure showed him, Anonymous!
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