Movies: 1135
Comments: 67725
Members: 718
Online: 0 Guests: 194
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/views.module on line 823.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_display.inc on line 1684.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_display::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_display.inc on line 1684.
  • strict warning: Declaration of date_plugin_display_attachment::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 33.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 24.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 25.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 26.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 28.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 29.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 30.
  • warning: Attempt to modify property of non-object in /home/corona/public_html/modules/date/includes/date_plugin_display_attachment.inc on line 31.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_comment_username::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 48.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_argument::init() should be compatible with views_handler::init(&$view, $options) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_argument.inc on line 699.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 584.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 584.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 61.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 61.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • : preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/corona/public_html/includes/unicode.inc on line 345.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/modules/comment/views_handler_field_comment_username.inc on line 32.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/views.module on line 823.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/views.module on line 823.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/corona/public_html/modules/views/views.module on line 823.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/corona/public_html/modules/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 170.

Pets

Posted by RedKarma on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Yes, it's been done before. Why not here?

Here are my boys, the Dread Parrot Waffles and his sidekick, Destroyer.

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4760/1000117l.jpg

Mal Shot First
Location:
Posts: 3180
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago
The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

I spoke of having a bad day last week. One of the things that figured into that bad day was the brutal death of a dog for which I cared considerably.

Here's what happened:

My stepfather was mowing out in pasture with the tractor. Copper, a hound dog of ours, liked to stay near the tractor. Apparently, he was chasing a rabbit at the time. The rabbit must have darted under the mower, and Copper must have gone after it. My stepfather saw none of this, as he was driving the tractor at the time.

He felt a bump and heard Copper yowling bloody murder. He turned around and saw Copper lying in about ten yards back. From that distance, he couldn't really assess the damage. At first, he figured one of Copper's legs must have gotten caught under a wheel. When he got right up on Copper, he noticed blood shooting two feet straight up in the air. The mower blade had sliced one of Copper's legs clean off, and the other leg was attached by a yarn-thin ribbon of flesh.

My stepfather went back to the tractor, got his pistol, and shot Copper in the brain. He looked for the missing leg and couldn't find it. He carried the body back to the house, told my mother what had happened, and started digging the grave. My mother didn't want him burying Copper's body until his other leg could be found. My aunt went out in the pasture and searched for about an hour, and finally found it.

I mention Copper at the end of this LiveJournal post. (In it, I talk of other pets' brutal deaths. That's southern farm life, I guess.) I say, "I have come to care for another dog of ours. His name is Copper, and he is a hound dog of mixed blood. I may shoot some video of him next time I'm home. It's good to have video of the dogs you like."

Believe it or not, I did shoot that video. Here it is:


The device that sliced off Copper's legs can be seen in a panning shot from 0:11 to 0:17.

Copper's death was one of three bad news items for the day. The least horrific of them was my maternal grandfather's heart attack scare. He went faint while driving a tractor (he was mowing his pasture around the same time my stepfather was mowing ours), his side went numb, and he developed momentary blindness. My grandmother drove him to the hospital, where he learned his heart was beating irregularly. They're not sure what caused his spell, but one of the candidates--heatstroke--hasn't been ruled out. He spent the next day undergoing tests. It was decided he looked healthy, and he was sent home.

The last item of news for the day came when a friend called me to tell me he was trying to get confirmation on whether or not a professor of ours had been killed in a car wreck earlier in the evening. We got the confirmation pretty soon after that. She had been driving home with her daughter in tow. She was a mile from home. A motorcyclist came speeding (I was told he was speeding in excess of one-hundred miles per hour, but the news article just said he was "speeding") from the other direction, crossed over into her lane, and crashed head-on into her car. Her kid made it out with some cuts and scrapes, but she was pronounced dead at the hospital. The motorcyclist, not surprisingly, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Here's something weird:

To cope with the loss of Copper, I downloaded The Fox and the Hound. I did this because my step-nephew got Copper's name from the hound dog in the aforementioned movie. While I was watching it, I was surprised to hear Tod (the fox) say, "You happen to be looking at an expert fisher fox!" The reason this was surprising is that my professor's married name was, at least at one point "Fischer-Fox." She eventually dropped the hyphen and the "Fox" (her husband's surname). She had already established a name for herself in academic circles, and I suppose she wanted to keep her name the same for publishing purposes. She and her husband (another of my professors) wrote me recommendations to Washington University in St. Louis years ago, and are a big part of why I am here now.

Quasar
Location:
Posts: 7588
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

We had a dog who was involved in the same type of accident when I was a young'n. We called it Lassie because apparently it was a dead ringer for Lassie. A few years ago Mom sent me several pictures of us as kids, and Lassie appeared in a couple. Not quite the "dead ringer" I remembered. Pun not intended. (that's for you, Jacko!)

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

For the very first time in my life, there's a dog in the family positioned to die of old age. He's a German shepherd who has lived in a pen most of his life (the dog and pen are visible here, starting at approximately 2:34; if you back up to 2:08, you can hear my stepfather speak with enthusiasm about stitching up a cow's reproductive organs), and hasn't had that many chances to be shot or hit by a car. He's an exception.

RedKarma
Location:
Posts: 263
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

Sorry to bring up a sore spot, Goiter.  I had no idea, but I'm glad you have memories and more of Copper.

 

I can't have dogs & cats as pets, although I pet sit quite a lot.  Allergies kicked in during my teens, and I eventually became allergic to my own cats which is a nightmare for any pet owner. 

 

Anyway, here's another cute bird pic!

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3808/dscn0144.jpg

 

I have a short video of him climbing on my knee, which is where he likes to perch.  Any ideas where I could store that footage online? 

RedKarma - Not approved for use at high altitudes.
Jakester
Location:
Posts: 5753
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

Sorry to hear about your dog and your prof., Goiter.  Glad your grandfather didn't have a heart attack, too.

Richard Gozinya, Harold Snatch and Wilbur Jizz. Together we are the law firm Gozinya, Snatch and Jizz.
The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

Thanks, Guys. I didn't mean to turn this thread all eulogistic. All I really wanted to do was set up the bizarre coincidence of encountering "Copper" and "fisher fox" on the same day and in the same place.

I guess I also wanted to showcase Copper's plump nut sack (1:51 in the above video). Yours was a fine nut sack, Copper.

Copper may have died an awful death, but unlike the majority of city dogs, he died with his manhood (if not his legs) intact.

Jack S. Pharaoh
Location:
Posts: 2231
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

I suppose it's too much to hope that your stepfather yelled, "You'll never take me alive, Copper!" before shooting him in the head.  In any case, it's pretty cool that he packs heat while mowing the lawn.

The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

Personally, I would have gone with "Eat lead, Copper! With your BRAIN!"

I don't think he packs heat while mowing the lawn--just when he's mowing the pasture pre-hay-baling. The mower scares up game and snakes. He shoots at snakes because he hates snakes. (More about my stepfather's relationship to snakes can be read in the linked LiveJournal post.) He shoots at game because he likes game-y meat. (Yes, Jack, he cooks it.)

The tractor mower he uses is pretty broad. It's wider than a brush hog. It's at least six feet-by-six feet, if not bigger. I wouldn't want to get caught under one.

Quasar
Location:
Posts: 7588
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

With the absence of footage of Copper's death, it'd be really helpful if Goiter could re-enact the sequence of events, ducking under his step dad's running mower while chasing a rabbit. Atrejub could film it. Fake blood could be used if for instance no actual arteries were severed.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

When a mammal's leg is sliced clean off, the likelihood of arteries being severed as a result is high.

The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

I wish I had some pictures of Tobie.

Tobie was the fattest, tit-draggingest bitch of a basset you ever seen. She'd rake a path when she'd pad on by like a roped calf dragged.

Jack S. Pharaoh
Location:
Posts: 2231
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

The Swollen Goi... wrote:

She'd rake a path when she'd pad on by like a roped calf dragged.

Very nice; I only had to read that three times to make sense of it.

atrejub
Location:
Posts: 739
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

Quasar wrote:

Atrejub could film it. Fake blood could be used if for instance no actual arteries were severed.

Should I film it in color? Or should I be artistic and film it in black & white? Or should strive to make a festival-worthy picture, and film it in black & white SAVE for Goiter's blood, which would be rendered in breathtakingly vivid color? Of course, I would first have to find out what color Goiter's blood is, so that I can make sure that that color is absent from the rest of the scene (for maximum effect). I don't want to go assuming that it is normal red, after all...

Quasar
Location:
Posts: 7588
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

I leave those creative decisions up to the filmaker(s).

Edit: Upon further reflection, if you do decide to show the blood's color, you should probably use red, since Copper's blood was red. If during the re-enactment, Goiter is accidentally injured (or purposely for more realism), then depending on the color of his blood, you may need to do some post-op edits. Traits of the actor should not overpower the actual details of the character on film. (As for instance, if Peter Parker in Spider-man is shown drawing a costume with his right hand, it does not belong on a list of errors for that movie because Toby is left handed and ergo was obviously not doing the drawing, as it was never established that the character Peter Parker was left handed.)

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
The Swollen Goi...
Location:
Posts: 14343
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

Jack S. Pharaoh wrote:

Very nice; I only had to read that three times to make sense of it.

Once you made sense out of it, however, you felt a bubble of enlightened calm burst in your chest and scatter throughout your person.

omicron
Location:
Posts: 1238
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

In a totally unrelated note, my doggie turned 4years old yesterday.

We were watching Al-Quaeda, and all this time our security services should have been keeping watch on Jakester's throbbing nutsack!-Dalton's chin dimple
Jakester
Location:
Posts: 5753
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

 My dog ran away when I was three.

Natalie has nice boobs.

Richard Gozinya, Harold Snatch and Wilbur Jizz. Together we are the law firm Gozinya, Snatch and Jizz.
Jakester
Location:
Posts: 5753
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

 My dog ran away when I was three.

Natalie has nice boobs.

Richard Gozinya, Harold Snatch and Wilbur Jizz. Together we are the law firm Gozinya, Snatch and Jizz.
Jack S. Pharaoh
Location:
Posts: 2231
Posted: 10 years 38 weeks ago

 I'd give Natalie a good motorbotin'.  There'd be, like, a rudder . . . ya know . . . for maneuvering . . . the labia . . .