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Man buys toy poodles, discovers they’re actually ferrets on steroids
Yahoo! News ^ | 4/8/13 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 04/08/2013 12:09:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

An Argentinian man who thought he bought a pair of poodles at an outdoor market in Buenos Aires brought them home to the vet only to be told they were actually ferrets on steroids, reports the Daily Mail.

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It's unclear what the duped pet owners did with their faux poodles. But if you're thinking about buying a poodle at an Argentinian market, the Daily Mail has a handy guide on how to tell whether the pooch you're purchasing is actually a ferret:

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Travel
KEYWORDS: napl
*Poing!*
1 posted on 04/08/2013 12:09:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ..


2 posted on 04/08/2013 12:10:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ferrets are crazy enough. I can't imagine one with 'roid rage.
3 posted on 04/08/2013 12:28:24 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/nerd.wav


4 posted on 04/08/2013 12:29:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Slings and Arrows

May I just say that “Ferrets on Steroids” would be an excellent name for a rock band? /DaveBarry


5 posted on 04/08/2013 12:31:02 PM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Slings and Arrows

At least the story isn’t about some guy who marries a woman and discovers his “wife” is a fag w/sex change.


6 posted on 04/08/2013 12:43:32 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

We’ve had a few of those too.


7 posted on 04/08/2013 12:44:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Bob....whatcha got there?”

“It’s my new toy poodle, Pierre.”

“I don’t know, Bob. That looks like a DustBuster to me.”

“Oh.....that explains why he came with a charging station.”


8 posted on 04/08/2013 12:58:03 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Slings and Arrows

I HATE ferrets! They’re nasty little bighting basturds ....................................................................................... FRegards


9 posted on 04/08/2013 1:11:47 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: gonzo

Then be careful when you buy a poodle.


10 posted on 04/08/2013 1:12:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: blueunicorn6

I hate it when that happens.


11 posted on 04/08/2013 1:18:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: kevkrom

I thought that was the definition of punk.


12 posted on 04/08/2013 1:20:36 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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13 posted on 04/08/2013 1:25:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

UNNNGH!


14 posted on 04/08/2013 1:26:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: KarlInOhio; Slings and Arrows
The NK's new weapon, aimed right at us.


15 posted on 04/08/2013 1:27:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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WOOOF!

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16 posted on 04/08/2013 1:55:31 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Daffynition
They've already got cavalry!
17 posted on 04/08/2013 2:20:13 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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18 posted on 04/08/2013 2:28:59 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Slyfox

Which one’s the ferret?


19 posted on 04/08/2013 2:36:09 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Technically, Bo is genetically similar to the poodle, being a Portugese Water Spaniel.

And Bama is clearly on anti-steroids because he has minimal muscles.

So...

20 posted on 04/08/2013 2:40:54 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Slings and Arrows

“Which one’s the ferret?”

The critter about to be eaten by a skunk.


21 posted on 04/08/2013 2:43:48 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Slings and Arrows
LOL...Who gnu?


22 posted on 04/08/2013 3:09:09 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Pride in the USA
Anyone who couldn't tell the difference between the toy poodle puppy and the ferret on steroids is too dumb to own a dog.


23 posted on 04/08/2013 3:28:55 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Slings and Arrows
The enemy within.

Sadly, vindication comes too late for Rudy Giuliani.

24 posted on 04/08/2013 3:37:33 PM PDT by x
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To: kevkrom

Man, you crack me up!


25 posted on 04/08/2013 4:17:06 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: gonzo
I HATE ferrets! They’re nasty little bighting basturds

If you've been bit by a ferret, then the owners were not fluent in ferret raising. I've owned dozens of ferrets, and I've never had one bite a stranger. It's really all about how they're raised and handled. Ferrets bite out of fear. If they're acclimated to people very early on, they are the most loveable, fun creatures to have as pets.

I frequent the SPCA shelters in my area to advise them against adoptions by families with small children. Ferrets are NOT child friendly by nature, and often families buy the Marshall Farms mill ferrets from a pet store and wind up giving them up for adoption because they bit a child. It just kills me seeing the signs on their cages in the shelter: "I bite!"

Well, if you were raised properly, you wouldn't.

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with them. They are a handful as far as maintenance, but they are cute little critters.

26 posted on 04/08/2013 4:39:59 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They were pining for the fjords


27 posted on 04/08/2013 6:56:53 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: blueunicorn6

Well, at least it wasn’t a sausage.


28 posted on 04/08/2013 6:59:16 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: x
Careful - ferrets have friends.


29 posted on 04/08/2013 8:08:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The Daily Mail article called the ferret a “rat” and a “rodent” alternately. People slammed the author in the comments section mercilessly for this (a ferret is a weasel, therefore a carnivore).


30 posted on 04/13/2013 11:53:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Factual mistakes in The Daily Mail? Say it ain’t so!


31 posted on 04/14/2013 12:01:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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