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Thickthorn Animal Inventory, part one - land animals

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Dog, cat and chickens. Rumour has it another dog is arriving next week - a lurcher puppy for Housemate..
13th Jul 2007, 17:22   | tags:,,,,,

beth says:

Elvis is King of the jungle so far..

13th Jul 2007, 17:24

Dhamaka says:

I agree with Beth
for me the photos say #1 prey (sweet, cute prey, but prey nonetheless), #2 intent predator, #3 lunch (I mean prey)..

13th Jul 2007, 18:25

MaggieD says:

Have just been catching up with the Lemmy pics .... and now I find there is a whole menagerie ..... but I reckon Elvis is still the king ..... hope that chicken run is well secured ......

13th Jul 2007, 18:41

silar31 says:

Elvis is the most utterly badass cat ever. Lemmy is the cutest puppy ever. I got nothin' for the chickens, sorry. ;D

13th Jul 2007, 18:49

mat says:

Elvis runs from Lemmy, and does Big Tail and Punk Hair. Although less so as time goes on.

13th Jul 2007, 19:17

OJ says:

Wow, is your surname Durrell by any chance. And I was going to say the same as Dhamaka. Don't fancy the chances of any of the other specimens with exhibit 2 on the prowl. Especially not the aquatic ones.

13th Jul 2007, 19:29

Electric Sheep says:

I'm wondering why Rich hasn't been included in said animal roll-call.

13th Jul 2007, 20:14

Electric Sheep says:

-buggery, overenthusiastic clicking! Delete this!-

(posted at 8:14.. er.. 14 minutes off. someone hit the server)

13th Jul 2007, 20:14

Puddlepuff says:

Elvis looks like he just ate Lemmy,...

But you all live in one house or somthing?

13th Jul 2007, 20:45

Sir Findo Gask says:

I need to get some more pictures of Borris on here so he can re assume his rightful position as Moblog doggie.

But Lemmy is all teh cute (don't tell Borris I said that!)

13th Jul 2007, 21:44

hildegard says:

"Aw"s all round really - you should get some Silkies though; you gotta love those little feather pantaloons they wear. ;)

Howsomever.
Er... lurcher? To cohabit with chickens, a small dog & a cat? Bit of a risky strategy, no? Lurchers have one of the strongest prey drives going & like all hounds, respond only somewhat to training (& not at all when they're chasing something).
I used to live with two - their owners were properly careful with muzzles & leads, but despite best efforts, the dogs' kill tally was two or three (my brain refuses exact memory)pet cats, a fox (that took only one of the dogs, the other one didn't manage to break his muzzle)a pet bunny, some cherished fancy poultry and innumerable rats & wild rabbits. All this in just 3 years.

They also clear tall buildings at a single bound & dig with speed & marvelous efficiency - you might want to run that chickenwire down about 6 feet...

Think there's any chance at all of re-directing Hmate's enthusiasm towards something less famous for coursing small critturs?

13th Jul 2007, 21:55

JokerXL says:

Elvis is definitely "on a mission" there.
Look out Lem!

13th Jul 2007, 22:12

silar31 says:

hildegard, I had the same thought...except that if they get a pup, Elvis will take it out behind the woodshed a few times and put the fear of Bast into it while it's wee, and most lurchers who grow up with other small dogs learn the diffo between other dogs and prey. Also by the time the lurcher gets big enough to be a threat, Lemmy will be bigger than rabbit sized :). And, puppy, not being trained to chase anything that moves, maybe not as prey driven as those who are? Anyway, my 2 pence!

13th Jul 2007, 22:20

missylayla says:

damn where did you get the air raid shelter sign its beautiful!!!! id give my eye teeth for that, seriously O.O

13th Jul 2007, 22:45

mat says:

Lurcher is almost four months old and called Wesley. I am also concerned. Housemate has yet to satisfactorily answer important questions like "where will it live (so as not to bother/kill the other animals)", "who will care for it during the day while you're at work", "how will my rather puny tiny-JS-puppy-proof fence contain it" and so on. There will be a Discussion before it gets here.

Layla - to be honest, I have no idea. it's one of those things that has just been in the garden for some time. You want a good junk/antique shop, you do.. :)

14th Jul 2007, 10:13

missylayla says:

yes but leeds isnt the best place for those ;_;

14th Jul 2007, 15:31

norm says:

wow, you'll need to start selling tickets soon.

as for the sign - i found it in a field while on a firewood mission for Thickfest 2006

16th Jul 2007, 18:02

missylayla says:

In a field! thats just not fair!

17th Jul 2007, 18:49