Friday, January 23, 2009

Altadena weather & quake report



Unfortunate Sunday Evening:
Though she never started them, there was a time when Phoebe couldn't lose a fight. Once a giant dalmation, twice her size, jumped her and in one fluid motion she flipped him up and over on his back and held him there. No sweat.

she'll never come out on the winning end again, and it kind of broke both our hearts today. but she's doing ok, I think. we hate the emergency vet clinics -- they have their place, but it's not like home.

28 comments:

  1. Awwwwww!!!! I've heard of dog days of summer, but dog blanket days of winter sounds much more fun.

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  2. That photo works both as a weather report and, as of five minutes ago, as "damn - that earthquake scared me."

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  3. That photo has "comfy and cozy" written all over it! I'm on my way over. My turn.

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  4. Oh hell - there's a raaaaatt in the house!!!

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  5. It's getting colder, isn't it. He's a darling. (Do I keep saying that?) and he's got a feline counterpart in Sydney, AU (http://sydney-eye.blogspot.com/2009/01/help-with-changing-bed-linen.html)

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  6. Did I miss yet another earthquake?

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  7. You guys have GOT to lay off the sauce. Yes, there was a small jolt yesterday; probably hit K's neck of the woods harder. (Hey Tash, her photo is in much better focus. I actually visit one of her blogs fairly regularly, the plumbing the deep one.)

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  8. Cute, cute, cute. And I didn't feel the quake either.

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  9. Brave, Brave warrior
    I could have used you in the revolutionary days of yore
    Diving into the fray with unknown expectations
    Resolute, determined, fearless
    It is not the size of the foe
    But the magnitude of fear the stops as
    With true warriors, neither of these are issues
    Walk with me, brave one
    Wear the family coat of arms
    I’ll drop one by the maison at the appointed time

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  10. How can ya'll stand that earthquake stuff all the time? Maybe the sauce helps! HA K, you don't look rattled to me. Shake, rattle and roll!
    V

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  11. Chocolate helps, Virg. And 3dot - d'Artagnan -- your words are brave, but she still won't leave the bed. thanks for trying.

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  12. Maybe quakes are felt more strongly in Altadena. Or in Karin's house. Or maybe a truck drove by. I didn't feel it either, and Boz is chewing away on his nylabone like there's no tomorrow.

    Ahah. Maybe he knows something.

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  13. pasadenaadjacent.comJanuary 25, 2009 at 8:33 AM

    stunning in yellow

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  14. Sweet pooch just got attacked by a pit bull this evening. Fortunately I have lots of first aid and doggy downers here; will take her to vet tomorrow. She's pretty game for an old girl.

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  15. Seriously? So sorry for your sweet girl!

    What's with some pit bull owners? They can be such great dogs. If people keep training them to attach they're going to be outlawed and euthanized. Already the shelters are full of them, no one wants to adopt them.

    I hope she's not seriously hurt. I'll bet she stuck up for herself.

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  16. Yes, he gashed up her leg pretty bad and after the fight Phoebe just opened her mouth and screamed. It was a horrible sound. An elderly British couple owned the dog, and he just got away from them. It was an accident. I like pits, they just need to be well trained.

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  17. *attach* I meant attack.

    I hope she's sleeping, poor sweetie.

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  18. Your description "opened her mouth and screamed" makes me shake. What are a elderly couple doing with a pit bull anyhow? I've been attacked by pits, my cats have been attacked (one had her stomach ripped out when "Mr pit" got away from it's handler r.i.p.). Poor Phoebe. Don't most animals sense an older member and give them some peace? Kisses for Phoebe

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  19. according to usgs, there was a 3.4 out in Marina del Rey---about 7:42pm...that could cause some good shaking. Shake maps seem to indicate out into Santa Clarita, Crestine, Dana Point up into Camarillo.

    Poor Phoebs...pits are ok, it is when their owners do the wrong things that cause problems. I love the pits we know dearly, but I don't trust them in all situations---including off-leash. I suspect, were it not a pit on a mission, she might have been fine defending herself.

    Let her know she is loved and a brave gal and give her all the TLC she needs.

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  20. Oh, no...I am so sorry Karin. Hope Pheobe is feeling better and the leg is recovering. My friend Annie has a sweet pitbull mix she rescued.

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  21. I just saw your update. Sending cuddles and pats to dear Phoebe. Poor thing.

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  22. Walk, hike, run in your neighborhood like a mailperson - with pepper spray.

    Like people, even dogs can go bad...although not as often as you homo sapiens

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  23. Phoebe's a tough old bird. Probably loves the attention and the drugs.

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  24. Anonymous - Who doesn't?

    Wishing for a speedy recovery for Phoebe.

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  25. Thank you for the update. Sending love.

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