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Re: Doggie treats


Sheesh!  

Maybe they felt threatened -- basketballs being too reminiscent 
 of footballs.

Soft footballs are harder to kick around than tough ones, after all.

On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 02:33:30PM -0500, james singer wrote:
> Remember once I interviewed an aggie animal scientist about an 
> experiment he conducted with pigs. He surmised they were bored and if 
> they could be induced to be active they would develop greater muscle 
> mass and, hence, bring a better price at the auction. To test this 
> notion, he put a half dozen basketballs in a pen with a like number of 
> pigs, set video cameras to record their behavior, and pretty much left 
> them alone. When I asked him how it worked out, he said it didn't. "Let 
> me show you," he said, and put a VCR tape in his play back machine. We 
> sat there and watched for about 15 minutes, a bunch of pigs lying on 
> one side of the pen and a half dozen basketballs sort of scattered 
> around. He finally shut off the VCR. "I've got about 80 hours of tape 
> just like that," he said.
> 
> 
> On Feb 23, 2006, at 2:08 PM, Andrea Hodges wrote:
> 
> > well, I guess he was bored.....oops
> > A
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Karen Fernsler" <kmwos@korora.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 12:31 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Doggie treats
> >
> >
> >> It takes my Finn about 7 minutes to shave away the med. size greenie.
> >> He shaves off little bits and chews and chews.
> >>
> >> My Ariana takes her time with them, but I supervise her when she has
> >> them.  She tends to gulp only if Finn is harassing her into 'sharing'.
> >>
> >> Yesterday, apparently out of boredom, Finn decided to add some fiber 
> >> to
> >> his diet.
> >>
> >> http://wosfamily.com/destructive_chewing
> >>
> >> :(
> >>
> >> On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 08:15:32PM -0500, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
> >>> It's only because I know our bulldogs do gulp.  It may be a function 
> >>> of Miss
> >>> Mary and Lady Isabella being extraordinarily food motivated.  They 
> >>> will
> >>> fight tooth and toenail over a dropped piece of food.  Mr. Face and 
> >>> Ms.
> >>> Susan, however, eat when they are hungry only and stop when they
> >>> aren't...unless Miss Mary or Lady Isabella is around.  Then they 
> >>> gulp like
> >>> crazy to keep the other two from going after their food.
> >>>
> >>> That is why I wanted to forward the full article.  You know your dog 
> >>> better
> >>> than anyone else and if Romeo is a thorough chewer, then it 
> >>> shouldn't be a
> >>> problem for him.
> >>>
> >>> Blessings,
> >>> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> >>>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] 
> >>> On Behalf
> >>> Of Christopher P. Lindsey
> >>> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 5:57 PM
> >>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Doggie treats
> >>>
> >>> > Thanks for the post, Bonnie.  I have given those to Otis and 
> >>> Precious
> >>> > (different size for each), but you can bet I won't be buying it 
> >>> any > more.
> >>>
> >>> > >http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/02/14/dangerous.dogtreat/index.html
> >>>
> >>> I think each dog is different.  I've been giving these to Romeo once 
> >>> daily
> >>> for the past year and will keep doing so -- he loves them.
> >>>
> >>> Romeo isn't a gulper and is a gentle chewer.  He actually leaves the 
> >>> Greenie
> >>> in his mouth for five minutes to soften it up before starting to 
> >>> chew and
> >>> the pieces that he swallows are usually the size of Grape Nuts.
> >>>
> >>> Like I said, each dog is different.  So I totally respect your 
> >>> decision not
> >>> to feed yours Greenies too.  :)
> >>>
> >>> Chris
> >>>
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> >>
> >> -----------
> >> In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette 
> >> wheel
> >> over what I considered to be an odd number.
> >>
> >> -Steven Wright
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> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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