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Old 02-22-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: 5 miles from the center of the universe-The Superstition Mountains
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Lucas, aka "The Mutant" aka "Mr. Potato Head"

Pet Picture gallery-dog.bmp Pet Picture gallery-p2120073a.jpgas a puppy.
Pet Picture gallery-p6240045.jpgSix months later...Pet Picture gallery-lucas-penny-2003-08-28-20Two years later with Penny, aka "CatDog"
Pet Picture gallery-dsc_3138a.jpgPet Picture gallery-lucas-2-22-8.jpgNow, after seven years...
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Hey guys.....Cooper (big dog) and Toby (small, fat dog)





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Old 02-22-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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vpcats - What do you feed Toby...Jurassic Kibble???
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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aj - love the catdog the best...confused in a good way!
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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vpcats - What do you feed Toby...Jurassic Kibble???
LOLLLLLLLL.... My poor baby.
When I got him 3.5 years ago or so (I adopted him), he weighed 6 lbs. I was told he hardly ate. The vet said he looked great.

Well, I decided he needed to gain a little weight. Just a little now. He started to have a voracious appetite because now I was feeding him "good" stuff. See my big dog doesn't gain weight so I figured Toby wouldn't either.

Wrongggggg. He just gained and gained and gained. He's been on a "diet" for over two years. Special food, everything rationed. I spent almost $1,000 a few months ago doing blood tests and low dose and high dose dexamethasone studies checking for Cushing's disease. He doesn't have anything. His heart is fine and no diabetes. We gave him appetite suppressant pills for a month. No change.

So all I can do is maintain his weight and try to keep it from going any higher. He's ALWAYS starving. We don't leave any food around that he can reach and all the cat food is on the 2nd level of the kitchen counter, so the big dog can't get to it either.

I guess I could not feed him at all but that would be criminal.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Oh okay...vpcats...we'll just say Toby is REALLY a mastiff in a very tight skin! Mwa-hahhahah!
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Old 02-23-2008, 11:13 PM
 
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This is my pup Clyde.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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Here's a few more of Luna--we've had her 2 weeks now--and she's going on about 13 weeks old. The 'wee one' is teething and not eating very well, though. (apart from people food..!). This week she gets her rabies vacination!


We bought her this little stuffed toy at the store (Valentine's discount table) and she loves her 'baby.'




Teething by chewing on her blanket draped over the crate bars--pretty smart.

By the way, several people keep saying she looks like a Jack Russell..I don't see it..pointer mix...yes...she's going to be much bigger than a JRT..
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Burlington County NJ
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awwww - I miss our dog so much! And your pictures are all so great! I wish we didn't work so we could have one again!
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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LOLLLLLLLL.... My poor baby.
When I got him 3.5 years ago or so (I adopted him), he weighed 6 lbs. I was told he hardly ate. The vet said he looked great.

Well, I decided he needed to gain a little weight. Just a little now. He started to have a voracious appetite because now I was feeding him "good" stuff. See my big dog doesn't gain weight so I figured Toby wouldn't either.

Wrongggggg. He just gained and gained and gained. He's been on a "diet" for over two years. Special food, everything rationed. I spent almost $1,000 a few months ago doing blood tests and low dose and high dose dexamethasone studies checking for Cushing's disease. He doesn't have anything. His heart is fine and no diabetes. We gave him appetite suppressant pills for a month. No change.

So all I can do is maintain his weight and try to keep it from going any higher. He's ALWAYS starving. We don't leave any food around that he can reach and all the cat food is on the 2nd level of the kitchen counter, so the big dog can't get to it either.

I guess I could not feed him at all but that would be criminal.
Know how you feel have an overwieght Pug. We adopted him at 18 months and he wouldnt eat was thin but after a while he started eating and eating and eating. Now we have to watch him but he is stuck at 27lbs !!!! but he is tall and I tell everyone it is all muscle.
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