Has dog equipment taken over your life

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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by PikiPiki » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:35 pm

ClareMarsh wrote:Am a bit worried that PikiPiki will re-read this thread, see that some people have 100ft leads and be back on eBay again :shock:

:lol: 100 FT lead would be too much for me. :lol: Most of our 'walks' is trailing deer through the woods, we'd be far too tangled! :D

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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by wvvdiup1 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:18 am

Minkee posted: wvvdiup1 wrote:
"Karma has over 160 balls,

Scout wants to come to your house
wvvdiup1 wrote:
100 or so squeaky toys,

And she can help you cut back on these, too!
I was telling Karma about this (and no, I'm not crazy, not yet anyway! :lol: ) and she looks at me with those blaring eyes that say "No one's getting my balls or my squeakies!" :lol:
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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by bendog » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:29 am

Those squeaky toys would last two days with Ben, if that! He can get a squeak out of a toy in about 30 seconds flat.
It would be the greatest two days of his life, but then all 100 toys would be in pieces on the floor with no squeaks left, and poor Karma would have none left.

The balls wouldn't last long with us either!

In fact, the poor neglected doggies don't have much "stuff"

A water bowl, 3 leads (all only 5 or 6 ft).
A toy basket which contains: a Kong each, a Twist and Treat, a set of Linkables, their "sausages" tug toy Image(although none of the sausages have noses left), a couple of nylabones which are mostly ignored, a Stagbar antler each, Squeaky skunk (which has no squeak left), a fluffy slipper, a pair of socks, and a tough dumbell thing with a bell in which I bought because my Nan has one that Ben loves to play with at her house, but he doesn't use the one at home!

We can go through about 4 or 5 tennis balls a week so I stock up on those regularly but they are banned from inside.
We also buy teddies from charity shops as often as we can, which last until Ben chews the ears off.

Theres a bed for Sash, and a beanbag, but mostly they sleep on our bed or the sofa.

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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by ClareMarsh » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:45 am

bendog wrote:Those squeaky toys would last two days with Ben, if that! He can get a squeak out of a toy in about 30 seconds flat.
It would be the greatest two days of his life
If I was rich I would send Ben a 100 squeaky toys :D And I'd send you some ear plugs :shock:
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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by Nettle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:56 am

I thought we didn't have much - then I started counting :oops:

Four water bowls
One food bowl each plus a spare
One towelling coat each (for drying off cold wet dogs)
One mackintosh each
One warm quilted coat each
Four massive antlers
One toy fox
One toy squirrel
Numerous toy rabbits that live upstairs (for the upstairs-sleeping dog who never harms her toys)
Toy rhinocerous, crocodile and teddies for the same dog
Five dog beds, one mattress, sofa and armchair (last two shared with us)
Countless leads as Mr. Nettle hides them in his car and coat pockets
One collar each
Two magnetic collars
Gundog dummies (two) tennis balls (many) ball on a rope (one) Tuggy rope (two) Kongs (six)
One in-car secure dog box
One car (bought to fit the dog box)
One brood kennel and run
Medicine cabinet full of dog-friendly meds
First-Aid kit as above

and for their hobbies:

One five hundred candlepower lamp and battery
Three hundred purse nets
Two fifty-yard longnets
Three ferrets (may become five this year) with six locator collars and two receiver boxes
Four game bags
Three slip leads


Goodness.....I'm really sorry I listed that lot now :shock:
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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by jacksdad » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:16 pm

Nettle wrote:One mackintosh each
And here I thought Border Collies were supposed to be the smartest dogs...but your lurches have their own computers :shock: I am beyond impressed :lol:

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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by ClareMarsh » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:22 pm

jacksdad wrote:
Nettle wrote:One mackintosh each
And here I thought Border Collies were supposed to be the smartest dogs...but your lurches have their own computers :shock: I am beyond impressed :lol:
How else can they dish out advice to our dogs about how to train us :wink:
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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by Nettle » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:03 pm

Ha ha, you think it's a human writing this :mrgreen:
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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by jacksdad » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:07 pm

Nettle wrote:Ha ha, you think it's a human writing this :mrgreen:
ARF..ARF... :lol:

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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by wvvdiup1 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:22 am

Sometimes I wonder about you two... :roll:
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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by bendog » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:03 am

Hahaha :lol:

And Clare:
[quote=ClareMarsh]If I was rich I would send Ben a 100 squeaky toys And I'd send you some ear plugs [/quote]

Bendog would love you forever if you did!

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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by thepennywhistle » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:43 pm

I'm not listing anything. I haven't the time right now. But between dogs, cats, and birds, and
their bits and bobs, my friends insist I live in an animal habitat with a bedroom and office attached.
Honestly, I think they are overreacting. Just because they cannot see that a 500 Vari-Kennel makes
a perfectly fine end table and that there is plenty of room for the 4x6x6 chain link dog runs in the
living room, and that there is plenty of room to see out the windows around the cat trees....

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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by Flyby » Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:41 am

To fill up the house I do get 21 empty tins of dog food each and every week. Something is wrong in the world when 2 dogs create more waste than I do.

I wish you could buy dog food sausages with edible skins and no metal.

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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by wvvdiup1 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:25 am

Flyby wrote: To fill up the house I do get 21 empty tins of dog food each and every week. Something is wrong in the world when 2 dogs create more waste than I do.
HUH HUH :D
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Re: Has dog equipment taken over your life

Post by ClareMarsh » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:35 am

Flyby wrote:I wish you could buy dog food sausages with edible skins and no metal.
Chickens, rabbits etc come with edible skins, no metal and less waste on the way out too :wink:
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