Thanks for the community warmth. December 9, 2005 5:57 PM   Subscribe

Metafilterites rock. After posting this, I not only received a great number of helpful suggestions, but in my inbox today found a number of emails offering donations totaling to well, well, well over the amount of money I spent on the puppy. Unbeknownst to me my RL friends have also been holding a collection, so today has been a wonderful reminder of the generosity of friends and strangers and how awesome people are in general. Thank you! You guys are great! [MI]
posted by Anonymous to MetaFilter-Related at 5:57 PM (17 comments total)

Any extra donated money will be going to Ethical Bull Breed Rescue, the organization that got me in contact with the puppy's new owners (who have also offered money when their next paycheck comes in--the first one was spent towards vet bills and spaying and vaccines!).
posted by Anonymous at 5:58 PM on December 9, 2005


posted by loquacious at 6:15 PM on December 9, 2005

u.n. owen?

(I keed!)
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:30 PM on December 9, 2005

But what happens if the particle decays?
posted by killdevil at 6:31 PM on December 9, 2005

But what happens if the particle decays?

It splits into smaller particles, with equivalent energy plus the energy of the strong force, thus, they move faster.

We call these particles "puppies".

schroedinger, good on you -- for saving the dog, and for your response to the generosity. But to be correct, it's "mefites."

You've still done well. Much good. If the world did like you, the world would be a good place. Well done.
posted by eriko at 6:35 PM on December 9, 2005

Hey Schroedinger, I think YOU rock.
posted by davy at 6:42 PM on December 9, 2005

posted by edgeways at 7:22 PM on December 9, 2005

Oh, God.

I read this and my first thought was... u.n. owen. I felt terrible about jumping that way until I saw I wasn't the only one.

Then I read the thread.

Very cool.

People really are kind when you give them half a chance... Merry Christmas.
posted by cedar at 8:49 PM on December 9, 2005

In a very strange twist of fate I was going to adopt a stray pit puppy from someone in my neighborhood a bit over a week ago, and then for various reasons I was unable to do so. I met the person through the dog. When I was unable to adopt the puppy, and it needed to be professionally looked after, it had to go to the pound. I spent the past week talking with the person and talking to other people trying to place the dog. Imagine my surprise when yesterday that person posted to AskMe about that same dog. It's a small (MeFi) world.

schroedinger is, thankfully, no u.n. owen.
posted by OmieWise at 9:33 PM on December 9, 2005 [1 favorite]

hurf durf pupper eater saver
posted by scody at 11:04 PM on December 9, 2005

Can someone point me at the etymology of the "hurf durf" thing? I ask only because I've seen it a few times here and laughed out loud every single time. Thanks scody!
posted by knave at 12:13 AM on December 10, 2005

u.n. owen claimed that her gynecologist was rude to her about her weight in a question she posted on the green.
posted by brujita at 12:42 AM on December 10, 2005

knave -- I think this is the origin. It makes me laugh too, I've said it a few times in real life only to realize it is pretty narrowcast.
posted by Rumple at 2:32 AM on December 10, 2005

OmieWise, for real? That makes me fall off my chair.
posted by taz at 2:48 AM on December 10, 2005

Makes me laugh too. And well done, schrödinger and MeFi.
posted by languagehat at 6:24 AM on December 10, 2005

Yeah, for real. The world is a strange ass place.
posted by OmieWise at 2:42 PM on December 10, 2005

I remember HURF BURF BUTTER EATER on Usenet in the mid-1990s but can't find anything to back it up. I'm pretty sure that link to the u.n.owen thread is just referencing it, though, not making it up anew.
posted by mendel at 10:57 PM on December 10, 2005

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