September 23rd, 2004, 04:12 AM
Well, since everyone else is sharing pics of their pets, I thought I'd join :D
If these links work ... (Photobucket has been being a butthead :evil: ) ... this is Ginger the prairie doggie. He's probably about three years old now, but I took these photos about a year ago.
Excuse the fact that these photos are teh suckiness. Taken with a cruddy digicam and Ginger tends to move too fast for even the best camera to take a decent shot :lol:
Wrestling with my hand ...
Coming up to be scritched ...
And snoozing after a long day tearing my bedsheets to ribbons
Just curious if anyone else has one, because everywhere I go people seem to think he's such a novelty. He's just my furry little baby though :inlove:
September 23rd, 2004, 05:39 AM
Awwwwwww... what a cute baby! Thanks for sharing.
We have prairie doggies here in Lubbock... but they're wild. You can go out and watch them at "Prairie Dog Town" just outside of town--it's great! :grin:
September 23rd, 2004, 05:43 AM
ah, I love the one of him snoozing on his back.
Kinda a long story, but my best friend had 2 prairie dogs, but she wanted to get rid of them, so I gave them to my (at the time) boyfriend. So I got to play with them a LOT.
Ginger looks like "Baby Girl" and then there was Big Mama, but she's well... much fatter than Ginger.
They're great little animals just briming with personality and character.
And don't you love their smiles?! So cute with their fluffy little cheeks.
September 23rd, 2004, 05:44 AM
Aww, he's adorable! :inlove:
I almost bought a prairie dog a few years back. There was only one pet shop in the area that had them; it was a pretty strange place, come to think of it. They had a cougar and some unusual lizards.
I had called to ask when I could come in and look at the prairie dogs, and they gave me a date and time, said they had a few, and would be there. Then the whole store just up and vanished. No one was around when I got there.
Leads me to believe there was something fishy about the whole business practice. I was really disappointed about losing my prairie dog, though. :(
Is it true that you have to put them in a bucket to hibernate during the winter? I've never met anyone who had one, but that's what I read.
September 23rd, 2004, 06:26 AM
awww...he is just the cutest lil thing .http://www.deephousepage.com/smilies/1syellow1.gif
September 23rd, 2004, 01:47 PM
Crispissa, how neat! :grin: I'd love to go see some wild prairie dogs sometime ... before they all get picked off by nasty farmers who think they're ruining their land, that is :evil:
Cowgal, yup I think prairie doggies are the greatest :inlove: But well ... I may be just a wee bit biased :wink: Even cuter than their smiles I think are the barks ... when I first got Ginger, if I sneezed, he barked :lol: He's more used things like that now, but he still barks when I come home every night. That's the greatest, having a cuddly little critter to get all excited that you're home, guaranteed to bring a smile to you no matter how hard of a day you've had :D
Sierra, nope, prairie dogs don't hibernate. At least black-tails don't, and those are the ones that are most common for pets. They get a little sluggish during the wintertime months ... that just means it's a good time for things like nail clipping and baths (if they need them), hehe~ Though a lot of people like to use buckets or large flowerpots filled with bedding and whatnot for their prairie doggies to sleep in at night ... but they're not picky. Ginger uses an empty soda crate and some old towels, t-shirts, etc. He'll drag plastic bags in there too if I don't watch him :rolleyes:
Did that pet store really have a COUGAR?!?! Wow! :blueeek: That sounds really shady to me >.> I can't believe a pet store would be allowed to sell a cougar through any legal means. I'm sorry you lost your prairie doggie, but it's probably better. Who knows how they got those animals for pets? :no
whatevergirl, thanks! :grin: