Saturday, May 17, 2008

Calming one's neurotic dog

These are some fairly recent pictures of Tanuki. As you can see in relation to the cat he is not a big dog, but he still believes he is. In fact, he is certain he is. Unlike Akubi, he also seems to carry a load of angst on his tiny little shoulders which has lead to some aggression issues. The canine behavioralist felt that he needed more intellectual stimulation, so I’ve been giving him food puzzles that Akubi steals from him until the food is gone.
Anyway, my Music to Calm Your Canine Companion CD and related book finally arrived today and it seems to be working! It makes me feel unusually relaxed as well. Here’s a sample of Beethoven / Pathetique Sonata Op. 13 and a complete zipped sample of J.S. Bach / Prelude in C piece.
I would be curious if it sedates anyone else to the degree I've experienced...
If not, I guess I've spent too much time sleeping with dogs.

11 comments:

Edgar Alpo said...

Tanuki doesn't seem to have aggression issues w/ the cat. Whazzup?

Oh yeah, murst!

Ogg the Caveman said...

Nice looking cat you've got there.

Akubi said...

Wow, that was a fast murst!

No, he's not aggressive towards cats, dogs or women, but he has an issue with men - and an odd compulsion to bite their ankles. It doesn't seem to matter whether they are family, friends, coworkers, but he just doesn't like them.

Edgar Alpo said...

Well hell, you don't need to pay for psychoanalysis, I can do that over the phone. Tanuki doesn't like the competition.

Akubi said...

@Ogg,
Yes, he is a pretty kitty.

@Edgar,
The cat featured in this post is male though.

BTW did you check out this HELOC post on CR?

Akubi said...

Sweet! Big Brown gets to live a happy horse life:
It pretty much looked like small change after they announced in the postrace celebration that they had sold Big Brown’s stallion rights to Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky. They did not disclose the price, but a person with knowledge of the deal said it topped $50 million.

Sad perhaps for horse racing fans is that Big Brown will not race as a 4-year-old and perhaps won’t step on a racetrack again after the Belmont.

Akubi said...

On Friday, the eve of Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown's attempt to win the second leg of the treble here at the Preakness, the New York Daily News reported that trainer Rick Dutrow administers the steroid to all his horses.

"I give all my horses Winstrol on the 15th of every month," Dutrow told the newspaper. "If (authorities) say I can't use it anymore, I won't."

Edgar Alpo said...

This is so un-PC and so realistic I had to share. Please don't be offended at me, I didn't produce it, I just ::had:: to share.

Edgar Alpo said...

Big Brown looks like the real deal. On to Belmont.

Akubi said...

@Edgar,
That video is f-ing hilarious! It would probably complement my un-PC Groovy Age of Horror post in the works.

Edgar Alpo said...

Thnx for the CR link akubi. My guess is that the banks (i.e. taxpayers) will be lucky to get half that $1.1 trillion back. It's all good though, Dodd and Frank care about Murkins.