My dog accidentally ate a chocolate cookie, but it was a little less than half. What might happen and what should I do?
Probably nothing, but you should still keep an eye on your dog and call your vet if the dog seems ill. That’s always best. Canine tolerance to chocolate can really vary.Now, let me tell you a tale of a dog named Freebie, AKA You Rat Bastard, You Just Ate Half a Bag of Butterfingers. I inherited Freebie from my dad, who loved dogs, but was mighty careless about their health. The two notable incidents I recall from my dad’s half-amused/half-annoyed recollections were the time Freebie ate an entire chocolate cake and the time he ate an enormous order of General Tso’s Chicken. Reportedly, he felt pretty bleah afterward, but he survived.He’s now 11 and has he learned his lesson? Hell, no. The Butterfinger incident was this winter. Outcome? No effect whatsoever. I have to put any chocolate I have into the cupboard because if I, say, put something out for lunch the next day, the cats will knock it off the counter and that damned dog will eat it all. He’s really good at finding stuff I didn’t even know I had in my book bag.Look at this guy. Just look at him. You’d never know he was a hardened chocolate thief.
How do I get my 9 week old MalChi puppy to stop attacking me constantly?
I just got this puppy a few days ago from a family that said they couldn't keep her because their daughter was allergic. I'm starting to wonder if they got rid of her because they couldn't get her to stop biting. She bites me constantly. Today she jumped and nipped the back of my calf and drew blood. I've tried yelling "ouch," doesn't work, ignoring her just makes her do something (i.e. pee on the floor 2 feet from me, chew at the carpet) so that I have to get up and deal with it, I've tried putting her in the bathroom when she gets too rough, that hasn't worked either. I've tried redirecting her to her toys but she plays with them for a bit and then goes back after me. Also, I can't praise her for playing with the toy because she bites then too. I don't know what to do. I can't play with her because she bites, I can't exercise her because she spends the whole time jumping up on my legs and biting or trying to. When I take her out she nips at my shoes if they have laces. The only thing that helps is when I pick her up and cuddle her until she calms down - but she's biting during that time and I don't want to encourage her behavior. She has a bunch of toys of different varieties and she's fine in her cage - sometimes. Sometimes she yelps for a minute or two, other times she screeches so loud and long that I wonder if something is wrong and take her outside to potty - but she doesn't always go then. She's fine when she's cuddling or sleeping, and when I sit down indian style and she climbs into my lap and cuddles there. But it's gotten to the point that pretty much every other time I have to deal with her because she's biting at me or at something else. I don't want to have to give her up, and I'm going to take her to the vet next week and I'll ask there, but she's just an absolute terror - even though it really doesn't seem like she's vicious. Any help or advice would be great!
What is the most horrific thing written in the Bible?
Romans 9:16–23: (NIV) “It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and He HARDENS whom HE WANTS to harden. One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is ABLE to resist his will?” 20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use? What if God, although choosing to show his wrath and make his power known, bore with great patience the objects of his wrath—prepared for destruction? What if he did this to make the riches of his glory known to the objects of his mercy, whom he prepared in advance for glory.” God forces people to not believe for the expressed purpose of sending them to Hell and all so he can show of to the objects of his mercy. To say that God wrote this is to insult our creator. As for Paul’s question of who am I to talk back to God, in the words of Thomas Paine: “Nay, but who art thou, presumptuous Paul, that puttest thyself in God's place?” (Source: Thomas Paine on Predestination and Calvinism) Another great quote from this essay is this: “The absurd and impious doctrine of predestination, a doctrine destructive of morals, would never have been thought of had it not been for some stupid passages in the Bible, which priestcraft at first, and ignorance since, have imposed upon mankind as revelation.” His essay perfectly describes my feelings on the subject. My advice to Christians is to forget the Bible, embrace your God-given reason instead. It is God honoring to question every book that claims to bear his name, for we risk going against the will of the almighty if we choose wrong.
Why do people cut their dog's tail at birth?
I can tell you how docking is done, having worked for an old gentleman back in the 60s who raised and sold purebred dogs.I was a young teen deeply interested in animals of all kinds. Mr. St. Peter raised dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, pet mice and rats, pigeons, ponies, and a few hens and turkeys. How could I resist? For two years I spent many days hauling water, dispensing feed, cuddling puppies, and enjoying the older dogs.One of the breeds he kept were Cocker Spaniels. They were and still are a docked breed, the tail being left long enough to wag wildly when they see their people at the door, but not so long as to become choked with every thistle and burr in the five state area.My old gentleman docked the pups himself, at about three days old, and had me help him often. This is how it was done: each pup’s tail was swabbed with rubbing alcohol. The skin of the tail was pulled down towards the body. The tail was snipped with very sharp scissors, yip! and the end dipped in antibiotic powder. The tail skin, released, slipped down to cover the cut end. And that was it. Pop the puppy in the basket and pick up the next one.The tail bones at that age are soft, like half cooked macaroni. An operation which would be expensive and painful as an adult, was simple and , well, still painful for the baby, but far less traumatic. I imagine these days a vet would use a local anaesthetic, but otherwise I am guessing the procedure is much the same.Edited to add:Quite a few breeds, including Boston Terriers and Australian Shepherds, are born with extremely short or absent tails, and thus are never docked.