The Great Outdoors

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  1. silentsinger

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    I know they're all lovely, but how on earth is a dog that beautiful looking in a shelter?

    You're awesome taking him out, I love it.
     
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    Those look like Egyptian geese and holy fuck are they invasive. We have them in south Florida as well.
     
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    I don't know either. More important even than looks: The guy is smart, cooperative, can clearly communicate loves being outside and has massive power. Gets along well with other dogs and ignores other pedestrians and bicycles while walking. And he still has some 'animal' left in him and is not some overbred, lazy couchpotato dog who would get eaten by a squirrel if left outside. When playing, he also bit through a big twig as if it was nothing lol
    My take is that he's afraid of hands (shys away from hand, not a big fan of being pettet but tolerates touch, but besides that really friendly and I'm sure the problem could be resolved in no time). They told me that he bit somebody (not the owner) who tried to take a ball straigh out of its snout and that's what landed him in the shelter.
     
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    Thanks! it's nice for me, too : )

    The dogs actually have a surprisingly good life in the shelter here in Frankfurt. I was really surprised.
    The cats and most of the rodents do, too. At least compared to what I would have imagined from TV they all get a lot of interaction with humans and if possible with other animals as well.

    The dogs each have a small compartment with an outside area and all dogs, except for the batshit poor crazy ones, get to go on walks with the staff people and with volunteers. If they are new to the shelter and not used to a leash they get trained the basic stuff by the people from the shelter and so on. It's an environment where they get a lot of positivity from humans.
     
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    That's great to hear.
     
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    They look tasty. :D
    Sadly it's forbidden by law to catch & eat them (same for bunnies in the parks) : (
     
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    That's more the person's fault than the dogs.
     
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    I actually just looked the guy up on the shelter's website and there it says that it was also a situation where the dog was defending the child's toy against the father in law, and then the he got rough. breaks my fucking heart to read that he actually meant to defend the kid
     
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    Do you have a prison programme there where prisoners get to pet shelter dogs?

    You're a good man, I'm not sure I'd be able to do it but it seems like the shelter is a good shelter.

    My step dad's considering volunteering at one in England in honour of my mother who was a massive animal lover.
     
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    Thanks : )

    About the programme: I don't know, but I've seen it in documentaries from other countries, as well.

    I'm sure yout step dad will like it, if he likes animals. It doesn't have to be with dogs either, they have birds, rodents, cats and I've seen a huuge snake in one worker's office :D
    As for me, it's a good thing to take walks outside at the moment. I work freelance and currently taking a break from working so something to do on a regular basis is good, volunteering work with people didn't materialize itself yet as the bureaucracy there is uneblieveably slow. German bureaucracy slow.
    With the animals I could start right away and you get a direct thankful feedback.

    Ahm, I also, I mean...'a friend of mine' recently quit smoking weed and without sports or being outside for at least 2hrs a day, trying to go to sleep is totally pointless for .... him at the moment :D
    But I like animals too, that's probably the biggest plus with the whole thing.

    I can recommend it, and with the shelter where I am at, you don't have to make a schedule or appointments, you can arrive and help with whatever. For me it makes most sense to go with the Husky as I like him and apparently few people can candle him because he's so strong (but friendly) and has sooo much built up (positive) energy, amd people mistake that for pulling on the leash out of spite.
     
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    Haha, I hear ya ;)

    I can't quite remember why it didn't work out in Virginia... I did apply to a shelter but it's probably for the best. I'd be bringing all of them home with me every night.

    My step dad isn't even a massive animal lover but he obviously has a gentle nature that they sense. There's only been 4 men in my life that my cat didn't run a mile from and he was one of them. If we knew anyone was coming round for whatever reason we used to take the drawer out of the bed so she could run in there and hide. She was fine with him.
     
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    700 year old forest, 300-400 year old trees after a big fire.


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    @Grateful Dude@Grateful Dude I believe mating season has started as I saw two male green anoles yesterday - more than I've ever seen at this place.

    One of them did not appreciate my presence/photo snapping and told me to fuck off lol

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    I saw this fella earlier. Four-lined skink (plestiodon tetragrammus)

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    I just learned that those skinks can permanently damage a cats central nervous system, or kill it, if the cat eats them.

    wild stuff
     
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    Husband took this in Shenandoah on a hike

    buggwr was literally next to my foot. He yelled “run”, I thought it was a bear

    we went back and took pics, haha


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    Crazy. I saw someone in a nearby area post a pic of a six-lined race runner on iNaturalist the other day.

    You ever see one of those? Gods are they fast
     
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    yeah, we have those here too (I think it may be the same species?). They’re pretty cool looking, and move like lightning.
     
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    Scientific name is Aspidoscelis sexlineatus and the range map shows them in Texas
     
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    That fucker looks evil and ready to bite someone.

    not sure what snake that is. Any idea what species?
     
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    It was a rattler. I even heard it but when you're out hiking you sort of put nature noises to the back of your head as all the same thing.
     
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    Ah ok, I thought it looked like a viper head.
    I’m only familiar with the rattlers we have here. I see those fuckers all the time, so my ears are always on high alert for that sound.

    run into them a lot down in caves, which is a horrible place to be with them because you’re so confined.
     
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