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Wish I was a pinus longaeva and not have to live for 120 years max but longer...
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>>4773455
Dont worry, statistically you won't make it anywhere near 120
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lol penis long
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>>4773455
Don't you wanna live forever?
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>>4773455
it's too late to be a pinus longaeva but don't worry OP you're already a penis ingester
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>>4773455
Who waaants to liiive forever?

Who waaaaants to liiiiive forevah..?

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Do dogs and cats like raw or cooked meat better?
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>>4774434
Technically, biologically, we can eat and digest raw meat just fine, but we don't bevause cooking it makes it both safer and more palatable. Dogs and cats probably feel the same way.
That being said I think they'd probably prefer the act of hunting+ripping apart prey more than they would eating just a slab of raw meat. So I think it goes:
whole uncooked animal>cooked meat>raw meat
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>>4774437
That last point fits cats perfectly, but is a little shakey when it comes to dogs, since they would naturally scavenge just as readily as actively hunt. So they'd probably consider cooked meat and hunting about the same.
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>>4774478
Felids scavenge too. There’s basically no predator that doesn’t unless it’s something too dumb to recognize food that doesn’t move as food.

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paw game edition

>Food &Nutrition
http://catinfo.org/docs/Feeding%20Your%20Cat%20-%204%20pages%2011-13.pdf
https://consciouscat.net/best-cat-food/
>Outside Enrichment
https://catiospaces.com/
http://www.adventurecats.org/backcountry-basics/train-your-cat-to-walk-on-a-leash/
>Behavioral problems
https://thecatsite.com/threads/inappropriate-peeing-problems-answered.9563/
http://www.catvets.com/public/PDFs/PracticeGuidelines/FelineBehaviorGLS.pdf
>Kitten care
http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=1+2137&aid=912
>Cat Food Database:
http://catfooddb.com/

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My cat has had pneumonia for the second time in 4 months. My vet says the prognosis isn't looking great. He's on antibiotics, I'm giving them to him orally two times a day. It feels like I'm torturing him. I'm starting to feel like it's time to put him down even though he's acting somewhat like his normal self. He's not eating as much, even with an appetite enhancer, and is already pretty skinny from his last bout with it.

Is there anything else I can do? Should I just bite the bullet?
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>>4776065
Does sound like allergies, and although it may look bad allergies are pretty minor so don't worry too much about it but do keep trying to figure it out, it's a bitch doing elimination work for it.
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>>4775916
Be straightforward and speak with your mom about the matter.
Don't you have a say in this? If you can pay with your money, take the cat to the vet yourself and neuter him.
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>>4776109
What does your vet think? Have they suggested euthanasia or is this just your idea?
We are not there with you and cannot say what the best thing to do would be. I hope you can soon find the best way to ease the pain.
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My darling turns 6 today <3

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zoomer turkey
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>>4773978
inverse frosted tips
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>>4773655
Where's the breathing hole?
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>>4774227
It was, I just wanted an excuse to use that.
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>>4773978
what's he listening to?
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>>4774300
van halen

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>We need another wiser and perhaps more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken a form so far below ourselves. And therein we err and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings, they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.
fucking deep. many will not understand.
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>>4772320
I am trans btw
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>>4773421
>>4773491
You don't know what it's like to effortlessly achieve your goals, neither do you know what it's like to truly suffer.
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>>4773941
Then who does?
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>>4771634
lmao, cute
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>>4772491
They are if you believe in certain eastern philosophies. It's like one-way thing though. Our interpretations are only accurate so long as we don't try to project them back onto nature only to see how wrong we were. But if you look for analogs of nature in civilization you find things that are more true. It's easier to look to nature for examples of something rather than looking for rules or meaning of which it has none.

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>>4772752
thats a seagull
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What do you do when you have a dog with really bad teeth?
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>>4773272
I don't think you understand, dental cleaning is a preventative measure, they can't fix rotten teeth and infections.
take them there if you want but it's not a replacement for seeing an actual veterinarian.
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At least feed the dog soft food if you aren't going to take him to the vet. If you can't afford feeding just canned food, soak the kibble in some hot water until it's soft. Just make sure it isn't hot when you give it to the dog.
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>>4773275
I figured after they where cleaned if there really bad the bad ones will fall out
>>4773331
Will do. I already feed soft food a couple times a week
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>>4773275
The vet jew
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dentures

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Worst nightmare is being stuck in a polar desert with polar bears hunting me. Bears in general kinda scare me, only thing that freaks me out more would probably be those big centipedes. What animals do you fear /an/?
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>>4761815
real
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>>4769331
Pitbulls are not a nightmare to me

The nightmare is fighting the owner trying to press animal cruelty and unlawful discharge of a firearm charges because "Y-YOU'RE DOG STARTED IT THEY WERE BEING TOO DOMINANT YOU SHOULDNT USE A GUN YOU SHOULD HAVE BOPPED HIM ON THE NOSE HE WASNT BITING THEIR THROAT THAT HARD"
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>>4772191
It's sad but true. You should need a license to get a pet that could hurt people.
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>>4772191
True. You can imagine how much worse it would be if you can’t even have carry some form of self defense
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>>4762617
>look up tower of silence
>it's more of a pit then anything
False advertising, much?

I was playing a game in my room with my dog sound asleep on my bed and all of a sudden woke up to the most terrifying scream I've heard.
Looked over at my dog and looked scared lying on her side, she seems fine now bit I've never heard her do this before. Was she having a nightmare or some shit? I've never heard of a dog waking up screaming.
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I've had cats that can wake up meowing from what i assume is a nightmare
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>>4771332
This. I also assume this is the same reason their paws twitch or tails move. Probably imagining dreaming about running from a predator or something
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Cat does, seen her jump 5 feet straight up yoweling from a full sleep by my feet.
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>>4771105
Dogs can have dreams or something, but screaming no. It could of been a cramp or something.
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When my dog starts dreaming she twitches, barks, and makes other noises. Some time she starts breathing very fast and shallow. So I go and gently pet her and she normally calms down. Sometimes she wakes up, realizes she's safe and I'm petting her, then she licks me to say thank you for rescuing her from nightmare.

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bugs would be less scary if the smallest ones were cat sized.
>harder for them to hide
>can't crawl up your leg unnoticed to jumpscare you
>easier to spot
>easier to deal with. Just bonk them with a bat. No need for toxic bug sprays, no need for checking every corner, they can't just run away and hide in a crack in the wall

Also think about shrimps. they are literally sea bugs. imagine a shrimp the size of a medium sized dog. A loot of delicious shrimp meat în just one shrimp.
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>>4772558
They get everywhere and do leave shit everywhere. It’s kinda hard to articulate but I think there’s something genetic going with the fear of them, pretty much everyone I know has the same story of shitting bricks when they start to fly and all
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>>4771218
>incredibly loud belch
>"roach you introduce me to your family? I cock wait to meet them"
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>>4771218
you haven't seen bug mouths have you?
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>>4771218
>cat sized yellow jacket
You really didn't think this through anon.
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>>4772710
Yellow Jackets being hostile is a meme. As long as you don’t get close to us they won’t attack a human

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There are just no cicadas that can compete with the dog-day cicada. He's so stable and reliable and timid and modest, whose call is objectively more calming and less obnoxious than any other that I've ever heard. Can't wait to hear more of this guy in a month or two ;v;
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we have this fuckers
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>>4773323
What’s wrong with those
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>>4773220
Cicadas in Japanese anniemays are so freaking huge. Here where I live cicadas only grow up to like 5mm at most.
Instead we have these fuckers in the summer. They only appear during the hottest time of the year, but they're mostly active in the evening and at night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_gihZP7NYo
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>>4773473
they probably bug him out
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>>4773220
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

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What would you say is the percentage of them that die of natural causes as opposed to getting killed and eaten
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>>4771044
This, there are no peaceful deaths in nature, just relatively less awful ones.
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bump
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>>4771044
my certified bubba's pissin' hot take: all deaths are natural deaths.
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bump

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It felt old that these little fuckers just disappear in the past couple of years, but all the native birds, and humming birds, started flying all over the place. I wonder what happen to these little fuckers.
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>>4773177
I basically don't see other birds anymore.
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>>4773177
Wtf they're everywhere I saw like 30 today
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>>4773177
They just showed back up where I live after being gone for quite a while and they are being ROWDY. There's maybe 15 to 20 of them all nesting by my house and the males have been fighting almost daily. I can hear them inside and when I look at the window theyre all in the same bush having a screaming match. Its pretty funny.
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>>4773177
Any building with a stone tiled roof around me is just full of these guys
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luckily I don't get these
I got starlings, at least not a lot

I want to grow moss
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>>4773208
You can buy moss in the usual places.
Actually a lot better to have a moss lawn than a grass one.
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My lawn just turned to moss on its own. Don't even care or have the energy to do anything about it.
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Moss grows anywhere persistently damp. If you don't live somewhere wet, you're gonna have to make it wet. Water feature, sprinklers etc.
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>>4773208
basically you take moss and make a slurry of moss and yogurt and spray it all over the ground. not kidding look it up.

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>be outside in garden
>getting beds ready for summer
>see plants from last year popping up
>i didn't plant them
>they're volunteers
>mfw they do it for free
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>>4773718
volunteer plants mostly arrive via bird poop
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>>4773718
yeah lots of things reseed themselves
I have tons of lupine now from one successful plant


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