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lefty's random dog thread.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lefty, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    There may be. I'll ask. Our vet is definitely a supporter of the nut, although only if asked as it is pretty un PC to be so.

    I have to say, owning an 11 month old unneutered dog really teaches you what adolescent sexual obsession is all about when it is completely uninhibited by society.
     
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  2. JLibourel

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    Well, I know that on humans for many years there has been an operation that pulls the undescended testicle down to the scrotum, giving the erstwhile monorchid two testicles normally positioned. The term for this is "orchidopexy."
     
  3. lefty

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    I think if you can go in early enough the testicle can be moved into position and secured to the scrotum ensuring it doesn't move up again. There were always rumours of show dogs that had this done. In N's case at 11 months the retained testicle is probably tiny and out of position so I doubt it's saveable, but I don't see why they can't leave the descended teste in place.

    Cool story when your friends come over.

    lefty
     
  4. JLibourel

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    ^No knowledge of this business with dogs, but I know a man who had an orchidopexy performed when he was 15, and the surgically lowered testicle was actually larger than the normal one. This business didn't seem to affect his sex life at all, but he never sired any children. Sterility is often concomitant with this condition.
     
  5. lefty

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    The internal body heat renders it incapable of producing sperm and I believe it also atrophies to some extent. Not positive on that.

    lefty
     
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    big dog. little bed.

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  7. Lady Canuker

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    This will always be my favourite thread ^_^
     
  8. lefty

    lefty Well-Known Member

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    And yours will always be my favourite avatar.

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  10. itsstillmatt

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    What river? Do steelhead run?

    lefty
     
  12. itsstillmatt

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    Gualala. Only catch and release.

    My wife is getting a new pup in March, so Norbert will have a sister. He is a river runner, she will swim.

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  13. lefty

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    Nice. The Border?

    I never asked, do you fish?

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  14. itsstillmatt

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    She has decided to get a lab instead. We aren't in the city much these days, and she wants a dog that can be really reliable off leash, and borders aren't with all of the wild life there is to hunt. Norbert will call off of anything, but that is a much taller task for a terrier. Most good terrier breeders won't even sell to us without inspecting our non-existent fence. She is also planning to do SAR with the local volunteer fire dept, so she has done a lot of research to find a working line, smallish girl. I like labs, and I am just happy there will be a dog for people to harass since Norbert has no interest in anybody non-family unless they are visiting us at home. Then he loves them.

    I like deep sea fishing but have never fished otherwise. We are renting a place in Montana on a lake for two weeks during the summer, so I will probably learn.
     
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  15. lefty

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    Boy, when you guys take on something new you go all in. Field labs are cool dogs. I knew a particularly lovely chocolate one some years ago.

    Montana would be a good place to pick up your first fly rod. But then so is Nor Cal.

    lefty
     
  16. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    It was time for a change. It has been great for all of us.
     
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    I feel the same way. I love our place and the city but a mountain cabin, beach house, or jungle shack is on our minds.

    lefty
     
  18. NorCal

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    lets just leave my rod out of this, eh.

    Matt, did you folks buy a place near Guallala?
     
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  19. itsstillmatt

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    Yeah. About half an hour away. You are north of us, right?
     
  20. Find Finn

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    Lefty I thought of you the other day, a neighbor of mine suggested getting a hunting dog club in to catch the rats in the outdoor areas.
     

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