Follow Up Friday, hosted by Heart Like a Dog, is the one day a week when I answer all the questions asked in the comments from the week. I love this day, since it lends itself to variety and whimsy. Let’s face it – y’all are pretty funny, interesting people, and you ask great questions!
Our first question is answered by another blogger. So thank you. Last Friday I talked about Humperdink’s neutering surgery, and Jodi, at Heart Like a Dog, asks:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]I’ve heard of dogs where they leave the um….sacks inflated, just snip the area similar to a male getting a vasectomy. I wonder if this is trending now?[/quote]
Lo and behold, Taryn, our Corgi friend, has this to say:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Deflated….LOL! They neuter dogs that way as well. The healing time is much faster if you don’t cut away the sac, just clean out the innards :-)[/quote]
Well then. Thank you, ladies. Blueberry’s Human weighs in next with a question about my goose.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″] I cannot believe how fast RG grew in just a couple of months!! What is the life span of geese?[/quote]
The answer I found is a little disconcerting, quite frankly. I know that chickens can live ten years or more. And I know that large, intelligent birds have long lifespans. The Canada goose looks like it lives anywhere from 10 to 24 years. So. My friend who brought Ryan over when he was just a day or two old – I just realized that this friend was adopted as a baby, just like I’ve now adopted little orphan Ryan. Ten to 24 years. Oh my word.
Monday is always our funny video day. This Monday there was a cute vid with a dog that wanted a cat – the video promotes animal adoption and the dog was just SURE he was getting his very own cat to love and play with. Snoopy asks:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]And I want to know what kinda kitty the black and white dog got? How come all the other doggies are getting kitty’s and my mum still won’t get me one?[/quote]
Snoopy, we never see that cat, so I don’t know. And don’t get too excited about getting your own kitty. It’s not for every dog. Sometimes mum really does know best. But if you want one badly enough, I recommend that you make a list of all the reasons you want a kitty, along with all the ways you’ll help take care of the kitty, then leave it on mum’s pillow. Every night for a month.
We talked, just yesterday, about Petey going to his new home and how he’s been adjusting (his new mama was excited that he ate out of her hand). Jodi asks:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Glad to hear Petey is doing well!! Does that help you feel like you made the right decision? [/quote]
Yes, Jodi. Yes it does. Petey seems to be happy and adjusting well to real farm life and his new family. Jimmy is much happier, no longer an angry duck, no longer attacking Ryan and trying to kill him. Ryan feels safer now, happy to have Jim for a buddy instead of being all alone in the world. The chickens are being ganged up on by Petey and Jimmy. It was a tough decision to make, but ultimately it seems to be the best one. And another family is happy as a result.
Ann “Paws” Staub asks, regarding Humperdink chewing on cords in the house:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″] The best advice I can give is to just bunny proof the house from cords. Or don’t they make those cord cover thingies?[/quote]
I’m cheap, Ann. I’ve started doing what Jodi recommended and am slitting paper towel tubes, putting them over the wires. I need to use more paper towels, though. I caught Humpy chewing on the printer cable this morning.
Oh my dog. I think I’ve used all my words. Y’all have a great weekend! Come back Monday to see who won this week’s treat, and come back Tuesday for a chance to win another treat! Shoot, just subscribe to the blog and save yourself time and energy. 🙂
Until I write again …