How many dogs does it take to change a light bulb?
Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we’ve got our whole lives ahead of us, and you’re inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?
Border Collie: Just one. And then I’ll replace any wiring that’s not up to code.
Dachshund: You know I can’t reach that stupid lamp!!
English Bulldog: Make me.
Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeeky toys in the dark.
Labrador Retriever: Oh, me, me!!!! Pleeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Huh? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeze, please, please please?!?!?!
German Shepherd: I’ll change it as soon as I’ve led these people from the dark, checked to make sure I haven’t missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.
Jack Russell Terrier: I’ll just pop it in while I’m bouncing off the walls and furniture.
Old English Sheepdog: Light bulb? I’m sorry, but I don’t see a light bulb.
Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.
Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.
Pointer: I see it, there it is, right there….
Greyhound: It isn’t moving, so who cares?
AustralianShepherd: First, I’ll put all the light bulbs in a little circle….
Poodle: I’ll just blow in the Border Collie’s ear and he’ll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.
THE CAT’S ANSWER: “Dogs do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner and a massage?”
Concerned New York residents are calling for an investigation after a carriage horse knelt down and died in the middle of a busy Manhattan street Sunday.
En route to Central Park near 54th and 8th Ave, a large white horse used by the NYC carriage industry knelt down and died in the middle of the road. The law enforcement unit of the New York ASPCA is one of the groups calling for an investigation telling the New York Daily News, “The ASPCA has long believed that carriage horses were never meant to live and work in today’s urban setting.” A no-brainer for anyone who knows anything about horses, but still the industry persists.
Horses in the NYC carriage industry are forced to work nine hours a day in almost every weather condition. They spend their entire lives pounding their sensitive hooves on hard pavement while they navigate some of the most reckless and dangerous traffic conditions. At the end of their lives, when they’ve been worked to exhaustion, many are sold to slaughterhouses where they are butchered and sold for meat.
The life of a carriage horse is no walk in the park. If they don’t die the streets, these gentle and caring horses are worked to the brink of death and slaughtered all to turn a quick buck for their owner.
In the world of veterinary medicine, there be monsters. So many monsters, in fact, that there are names for specific kinds of monsters. For example, there are a whole variety of fetal monsters. (Note: the following pictures are not mine and are used without permission.)
I love how people try to save money by treating their pets themselves but always end up paying a lot more in the end, whether with money or their pet’s life.
Here someone tried to castrate his dog with an elastrator. Yeah, that’s right. Even I flinched at the thought. I mean, you’d think he would be able to sympathise with his dog, you know, being a guy and all, but apparently not.
His awesome Terrier housemate led their owners for ~30 minutes to where he lay, injured, after the accident. The vets had to amputate his crushed hind leg (left) and this trooper was up and walking 2 days post-op.
Human-animal interactions, especially this kind of communication, never ceases to amaze and just… blow my mind away. Wow.
Swiss animal lover Priska Küng runs a kind of matchmaking agency — for lonely guinea pigs that have lost their partners. She lives with around 80 of the furry, squeaky little creatures, in addition to six cats, a number of rabbits, hamsters and mice in the village of Hadlikon, some 30 kilometers from Zürich.
Küng, 41, rents out her guinea pigs, a service that has been in high demand in the Alpine nation ever since animal welfare rules were tightened up a few years ago. Switzerland has forbidden people from keeping lone guinea pigs because the animals are sociable and need each other’s company.
“Switzerland has forbidden people from keeping lone guinea pigs because the animals are sociable and need each other’s company.”
I think I’m in love with Switzerland. I wonder if that applies to other highly social pets like rats.
So, I came into work today for my 14 hour night shift and it’s pretty quiet so far, thankfully. The vet that was heading out was giving rounds. She brings me to a kennel with a towel over it and says that this bengal cat came in for stryknin poisoning and was in critical shape. It was fractious which was indicated by the caution stickers over the kennel. It also showed on her monitoring sheet that she needed hourly vital checks including temps. She indicated that the cat was on IV. I noticed that the fluid was blue, so I asked what the additive was and she told me it was Methelyn blue. So I was checking out the situation and noticed that the fluid pump had been turned off and asked the doctor if there was any reason for this. She said no. So the oncoming vet and I went to the kennel to check things out. We opened the kennel door and then lifted up the blanket cautiously to discover that Elmo was there with a jubular cath placed expertly. We are now looking for a very devious way to get back at the off-going Vet :)
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