@RogerWilco my issue is that I already have the broken flask on grey and I rarely wear it because, grey. I have the two astronaut tshirts from mediocritee and even though they are different poses and sayings, my coworkers think they are the same shirt… I don’t want people thinking that I wear the same thing all the time, lol.
Actually, once things settle down around here, I’m considering getting a small dog. Probably not a puppy (everybody wants a puppy) but a harder-to-place adult dog. There’s a need for that here in Tulsa anyway.
But I need Snickers & CC to get their surgeries out of the way and my bathroom reno to get finished.
When I adopted my pupper, I was told she’d be around 35 pounds. Well, at 6 months she was 35 pounds and full grown she’s 75-80. My ex told me that he knew they were wrong because of her giant paws, but he wanted a bigger dog and didn’t want me to say no if I knew she was going to be a big dog.
Jokes on him. I kept the animals he wanted us to get when I kicked him to the curb.
@f00l@RiotDemon@sammydog01@therealjrn I talked to them Monday and they were not so helpful. They don’t think he will be too big, but at the same time reminded me they really were unsure of breed so the dog could be bigger than expected. Either way it will be loved and spoiled…but I am a bit nervous lol
All that said I feel like I will have a better idea Friday when I actually see him in person
@f00l@RiotDemon@therealjrn@tinamarie1974 One of my requirements was that I could pick my dog up if I needed to- 50 pounds is about my limit. So we got a full sized puppy. She won’t get into the car voluntarily so it’s a good thing.
@f00l@RiotDemon@therealjrn@tinamarie1974 The shelter called mine a lab mix but two vets independently said she’s a sight hound and shepherd plus maybe other stuff. It’s hunting country so lots of hounds- they probably thought a lab was an easier sell. It was all pit and hound mixes there.
Fair enough. Shelters do what they have to do to get pets into homes.
But this cutie is a pup. Often the young ones don’t have expensive issues.
I’m hoping there are no serious omissions or misrepresentations here.
As for eventual size when grown, @tinamarie1974 will get her own idea of that at the meetup.
Hey @tinamarie1974 - it is a great idea to get a vet evaluation (by your own vet) as early as possible in the adoption process.
Also it’s worth doing a calc of yearly expenses for a healthy pet.
I’m guessing a healthy smallish youngish pet that is well cared for is a min of around $1k annually, and can go higher: that includes shots, etc; but possibly does not allow for very top-drawer pet food.
Possibly get a quote on annual shots and teeth cleaning.
@f00l@sammydog01 I actually have already taken a pet health insurance policy out on this guy. It is effective Sept 1st, so I am going to try to delay vet visits until then (pre existing conditions clause) After the ICU expenses I had with Samuel I decided I would just take the hit on insurance and my company just started offering policy discounts through Nationwide. Seems like a decent policy with good wellness and major medical coverage (90% with a yearly 7.5k max, no lifetime max) Includes yearly dental cleaning, preventative meds, etc.
@f00l@sammydog01@tinamarie1974 All the shelters I have volunteered tells the vet estimate of the animal’s age - and sure they might be off a bit, but they don’t purposely lie about animal age. Of course others may not tell the truth or may not have a vet who does good estimates or may not even take the animals to vets before they are adopted. That I would not know - but 100% of my experiences over the years every shelter I have volunteered at is as truthful as is possible.
Human adoption from abroad though they lie like a rug about kids’ ages. They make fake paperwork to make the child as young as is plausible. They first aged my kid as 5. I saw a photo another parent took and told them 5 year olds don’t have permanent eye teeth. They then re-aged her as 7. Found her birth mom. She was 9 years 11 mo old and the size of a 4 year old due to long term malnutrition and wasting. They said her 5 month old brother was a newborn (he was 4.5 pounds - again due to malnutrition).