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#1 Jun 12 2004 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Alright, my mom entered one of our puppies into an online contest, and it's not doing so well. Any of you guys wanna vote for him?

http://www.lucythewonderdog.com/vote04.htm Scroll all the way down to the bottom (don't click the link by his picture, use the green and yellow input box) and vote for Rowdy.

I'm from the FF XI forum, but somehow, I didn't think that was the place to post this. :O Go figure. Anyway, the contest ends tomorrow, so even just a few votes would be great. He was in the lead, but then he fell behind.
#2 Jun 12 2004 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
ROFL, you crack me up
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#3 Jun 12 2004 at 5:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Awwwwwwwww ROWDY is SO CUTE! I am so voting!
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#4 Jun 12 2004 at 5:41 PM Rating: Decent
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WTF

I leave for 20 min and this is what happens!
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#5 Jun 12 2004 at 6:46 PM Rating: Good
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If I were a little closer to sboer, you'd probably catch hell for asking for votes for your dog. I just said Screw it and I voted for the pooch.
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#6 Jun 14 2004 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Consider Rowdy voted for... can we stack the polls??
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#7 Jun 14 2004 at 10:12 AM Rating: Good
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Brachycephalic Breed.. *twitch*
Pug.. *twitch*

Cute dog, but undeserving of life! ;) (We need to breed the brachycephalic breeds out of the canine population! Down with squished-faces! Yay for dolichocephalicism!)

Want me to tell you all the terrible things that could be awaiting Rowdy the Pug a little bit later in life because of his screwed up genetics? :)

(Sorry he didn't win though.)
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#8 Jun 14 2004 at 2:56 PM Rating: Decent
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Bah, most dogs are inbred to hell anyway..
#9 Jun 15 2004 at 10:29 AM Rating: Good
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Of course they are... but some breeds are more screwed up than others.

We've bred dogs to do certain tasks in life. And it shows in their form and confirmation. It isn't necessarily a bad thing to start with, but people got all into inbreeding and didn't know about certain bad traits, recessive genes, etc, etc, blah blah blah. (Like Quarter Horses with HYPP from one sire, named Impressive. He was so pretty and wonderful that they bred him to every Quarter Horse out there, now most Quarter Horses have this really bad disease. They just didn't know.)

It also happens when a dog breed becomes "popular" and all of a sudden, it's hard to find quality dogs of that breed, because everyone with a ghetto lab will breed it to another ghetto lab and suddenly you have rampant hip dysplasia, dwafism, skin disease, etc, etc, above and beyond what is the "norm" for the breed. Same with Rotts, Pits, Chows, and every other popular breed. A good thing gone bad.

However, some dogs just weren't meant to be. All of the chondrodysplastic breeds and brachycephalic breeds, IMO. :P We just need to get them out of the population. Sure, you like some of the things that go with the particular breed. Pugs for instance, are exceptionally sweet dogs! Great for kids. Of course, there's the whole brachycephalic airway syndrome, pug encephalitis, mouth disease, eye problems... if you want to retain the good pug traits, but get rid of the bad pug traits, just start breeding it out of them! :P

But.. that'll never happen. Gotta keep the pet stores full! Go Go Puppy Mill Power! :P

And if nothing else, all the wienie-dogs with back problems and pugs and other squished faced dogs with airway problems, and Boston Terriers and Bulldogs needing C-sections will keep me in business for life. :P
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#10 Jun 15 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Good
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And if nothing else, all the wienie-dogs with back problems and pugs and other squished faced dogs with airway problems, and Boston Terriers and Bulldogs needing C-sections will keep me in business for life. :P


Note of interest: I have a mini dacshund that I've always worried about having back problems. He's very long and I make sure not to overfeed him for the health of his back. He fell down the stairs in the last apartment I lived in and could no longer move his rear legs.
Someone told me something to try and it worked: I filled the tub with lukewarm water and supported him in the water while he tried to paddle. It was like miracle therapy....in two days (total of 3 sessions) he acted as if he was never injured. That was about 3 years ago and he's still a very active dog to this day.

I'm just curious if you've ever seen or heard of a case of this sort?
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#11 Jun 15 2004 at 1:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Rowdy kicks ass hes in second right now.
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#12 Jun 15 2004 at 10:21 PM Rating: Good
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Note of interest: I have a mini dacshund that I've always worried about having back problems. He's very long and I make sure not to overfeed him for the health of his back. He fell down the stairs in the last apartment I lived in and could no longer move his rear legs.
Someone told me something to try and it worked: I filled the tub with lukewarm water and supported him in the water while he tried to paddle. It was like miracle therapy....in two days (total of 3 sessions) he acted as if he was never injured. That was about 3 years ago and he's still a very active dog to this day.


What happened to his back may have only been a minor injury, and physical therapy and non-impact movement (like swimming) is a conservative treatment for it. However, it is entirely likely that his fall started him down the road to having serious problems later in life. As if daschunds weren't already predisposed to having disk disease, having one injure himself in the back is.. just asking for trouble! Start saving now for surgery. ;)

Don't let him jump up on furniture if you can avoid it. And .. please, please tell me you don't let him "sit up and beg"?
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