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Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:22 PM
OK, I have a real problem. I just moved into a new neighborhood and found a new dog park just down the street. Around 6pm, all the neighbors bring their dogs out, with beverages in hand...it's really a social gathering type thing.

So, my dog Loulou (a 7 year old brindle English Boxer) runs out to play with the other dogs and the owners all grab the their pets like she is the Creature from the Black Lagoon. One lady shreiks: "boy or girl?" to which I calmly reply: "umm...I'm a boy, she's a girl." Then, she relays to the others, "its okay, she's a girl!" Wassup with all that? Then, this other lady says to her dog, "it's okay, you are STILL alpha female, Shirley." I wanted to bust out laughing at these morons!

This clique appears to be quite important, right up there with the Trilateral Commission, the Junior League, or The Masons. They won't let Loulou play with their dogs, and when she ran after a tennis ball thrown for another dog, an audible gasp was evident from the gallery.

I'm afraid poor Loulou will suffer some psychological setbacks from these Mini-Van driving, chardonnay sipping, Sam's Club shopping social climbers and their little dogs, too!

I've tried to give Loulou the best upbringing, sent her to the best schools (Hockaday, Bryn Mawr, and her junior year abroad), a wonderful debutante season (she wowed them in Charleston with her perfectly executed Texas Dip!), etc. My hope is that she will meet a nice King Charles Spaniel with a good dot-com portfolio.

Whatever should I do?? Your help will be greatly appreciated. I'd like to inform these yahoos that my board bill is higher than their mortgages, but that wouldn't be very nice, huh?

Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:22 PM
OK, I have a real problem. I just moved into a new neighborhood and found a new dog park just down the street. Around 6pm, all the neighbors bring their dogs out, with beverages in hand...it's really a social gathering type thing.

So, my dog Loulou (a 7 year old brindle English Boxer) runs out to play with the other dogs and the owners all grab the their pets like she is the Creature from the Black Lagoon. One lady shreiks: "boy or girl?" to which I calmly reply: "umm...I'm a boy, she's a girl." Then, she relays to the others, "its okay, she's a girl!" Wassup with all that? Then, this other lady says to her dog, "it's okay, you are STILL alpha female, Shirley." I wanted to bust out laughing at these morons!

This clique appears to be quite important, right up there with the Trilateral Commission, the Junior League, or The Masons. They won't let Loulou play with their dogs, and when she ran after a tennis ball thrown for another dog, an audible gasp was evident from the gallery.

I'm afraid poor Loulou will suffer some psychological setbacks from these Mini-Van driving, chardonnay sipping, Sam's Club shopping social climbers and their little dogs, too!

I've tried to give Loulou the best upbringing, sent her to the best schools (Hockaday, Bryn Mawr, and her junior year abroad), a wonderful debutante season (she wowed them in Charleston with her perfectly executed Texas Dip!), etc. My hope is that she will meet a nice King Charles Spaniel with a good dot-com portfolio.

Whatever should I do?? Your help will be greatly appreciated. I'd like to inform these yahoos that my board bill is higher than their mortgages, but that wouldn't be very nice, huh?

DMK
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:30 PM
Poor LouLou... Isn't just awful when our poor little four footed children have to learn about this awful discrimination? Don't you just bet Loulou was dying to tell the other dogs that her Zest of the West color was tres more cool and expensive than the other dogs' entire annual vet bill? Of course, Loulou is much more well bred than them, so I am sure she just flashed them a tasteful shoulder /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Next time you are headed this way, just bring Loulou up here and she can play with Casey the Corgi to her heart's content (of course, we may have to play one-upmanship on our board bills /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

On the other hand, I think I would get to know the lady who called Shirley an alpha dog... I think I might recognize a fellow sarcastic soul!

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Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:35 PM
DMK, Loulou is a FEMALE!! Please don't add gender confusion to her list of potential woes.

I find your post utterly insensitive and highly offensive! And don't even THINK about emailing me!!! (Sorry, I am the only person who hasn't had a chance to say that recently...couldn't resist!!) /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DMK
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:44 PM
well, hmmmphhh! I should say I retract my offer of inviting Loulou to come play with Casey, and would ask YOU not to e-mail ME... there, now I too have had a chance to invoke the dreaded E-Mail Ban...

What reference to "he"? I don't see any reference to gender confusion... /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:47 PM
Oh....sly dog, you are! All sanctions are now lifted.

Inverness
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:48 PM
I shudder to think what would happen if I brought my favorite mutt to this soiree.

DMK
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:48 PM
sly dog, eh? no pun intended, I am quite sure /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

B.G.M. heidi
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:49 PM
Better yet, take your non-Jack Russell (in our case a Lab puppy) to an 'A' show and watch the expression of horror and pity spread across people's faces, as they're bitten in the ankle by their lovely critters.

My favourite contemplation has been to muse, "you see that Hannovarian who just won the high prelim class, he costs more than your house."

Magnolia
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:54 PM
My kickass lab MUTT would love to come play with your pup!
He once out swam a PEDIGREED golden retreiver. The retreivers owner was sooooooo mad that he leashed his dog and left.
Those people are truly rude. I hope they step in a big pile of your doggie's poop.

B.G.M. heidi
Oct. 12, 2000, 03:58 PM
Not if he eats it first...

Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 04:02 PM
Loulou would do great at "A" shows, as her collar and leash are matching havana bridle-quality leather.

Maybe I should go to Sam's and buy one of those big ole lasagnas and cater this evenings "gathering" (sounds like a coven!).

DMK
Oct. 12, 2000, 04:09 PM
A case of Kendall Jackson Chardonnay might make you the hit of the park-y... and of course, Sam's sells those cute little baby quiches...

Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 04:19 PM
These people probably think Kendall Jackson plays for the Denver Broncos. (Ooooo, I feel so mean!)

Actually, this neighborhood is really great! It is in a "hysterical district" and all the houses are old and mostly renovated.

The dog park is on the levee, right by the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Just across the river is downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter.

Perhaps I should just play nice and not go off on these few snotty-for-no-reason people.

DMK - Are baby quiches taken away from their parents too soon and sold? I'd hate that to be the case. I personally like the Pueblo Pies from Sam's.

Magnolia
Oct. 12, 2000, 04:39 PM
DMK - Are baby quiches taken away from their parents too soon and sold?

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

DMK
Oct. 12, 2000, 04:43 PM
Oh Jeb, I don't want to horrify you with the awful plight of the poor baby quiches... I had NO idea you were a quiche rights activist.

I'm not sure I personally can contemplate the horrors of a crowd that does not recognize a good bottle of KJ, unless of course, it is because they prefer Cakebread or Toasted Head. On the other hand, if they are not the KJ or better yet, Cakebread crowd, I can recommend several brands of "Wine in a Box" that may appeal to them...

Also, if they are also quiche rights activists, maybe you can buy several boxes from Sams and in an act of kindness, let them free on the levee, whilst you sip your tumblers of boxed wine?

Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 05:07 PM
DMK - box-o-wine, probably right on the money there.

As for activism...here's my battle cry:

"What do we want?" QUICHE RIGHTS!!
"When do we want it?" AFTER BRUNCH!!

DMK
Oct. 12, 2000, 05:10 PM
Jeb.. first... ROTFLMAO... second... I strongly recommend the Piggly Wiggly box brand /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Magnolia
Oct. 12, 2000, 05:18 PM
My mom always buys baby quiches. I always thought they were kind of weird. Saurkraut balls are more my speed. They are sooo cute and round.

SAVE THE QUICHES! BEAT THE EGGS!

Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 05:20 PM
Piggly Wiggly!! How funny!! Why do we have the weirdest grocery stores in the south? I think they have Jitney Jungles in Mississippi. And I thought Harris-Teeter was weird, until I went into one...very cool.

Actually, I stopped in a country grocery store in Mississippi once and they had small bags of clay for sale....TO BE EATEN! I always thought that was a wives tale about folks eating clay. Something to do with mineral deficiencies, I think. BTW - What kind of wine do you serve with clay?

Now I have strayed from my own topic...oh, it just doesn't matter anymore.

DMK
Oct. 12, 2000, 05:27 PM
Long Live Harris-Teeters... and Harry's Farmer's Market! I know what you mean about totally strange names... Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly, Winn-Dixie (was there like a Mr. Winn who loved Dixie?)... but I do think the Jitney Jungle may have to just win the contest, especially since I am not sure what jitneys have to do with groceries?

Oh, I have consulted several wine experts and they strongly recommend a Georgian red wine, preferably a 2000 Chateau Elan Grapee du Clay...

Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 05:45 PM
Chateau Elan...good call. I was thinking a Biltmore label, but it's not worth the $32 to get into the winery.

Anyplace Farm
Oct. 12, 2000, 05:50 PM
I love Jeb. Jeb makes me laugh.

Jeb, have you ever stopped to think that really, these people should be worrying about gaining your acceptance versus you and Lou Lou gaining theirs? Do you really want to be confused with those who shop at Sam's Club? And how would Lou Lou really look bounding around in the back of one of those gawdawful Chrysler vans? Jeb, something tells me you and Lou Lou enjoy a nice bottle of Dom over Chardonnay anyday. Darling, don't mingle with the commoners. You and Lou Lou just start your own little circle...something tells me, you've already got that goin' on, honey.

DMK
Oct. 12, 2000, 05:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jeb:
Chateau Elan...good call. I was thinking a Biltmore label, but it's not worth the $32 to get into the winery. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

True. Plus, let's face it, Chateau Elan has a MUCH higher quality of clay for the rare Grapee du Clay vintage. However, if you choose to spring for the Biltmore brand, I will be happy to smuggle you in with my annual pass.

Portia
Oct. 12, 2000, 05:58 PM
Jeb, I applaude you for what I believe may well be the first mention of the Trilateral Commission on this BB. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

If only Loulou were male and had gone to Yale, he might have had the honor of being in Skull & Bones. However, I believe her status as a Kappa sister (or was she perhaps a Theta or Tri-Delt?), with it's virtual guarantee of eventual full membership in the Junior League, should be enough to give her entree to the correct places. Perhaps she just needs to do some fashionable charity work -- maybe throw a Tea to raise awareness of the need for new landscaping at the Civic Center?

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Anyplace Farm
Oct. 12, 2000, 05:58 PM
DMK - you are just so well read on so many things, aren't you? Let's see, I have gone to you on advice on my OTTB and now, when I throw my little fete for the girls, I can give you a call for ideas for the wine list. I love this board!

Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 06:13 PM
Anyplace: thanks for the moral support. Yeah, who needs those clay-eating backyarders anyhow? LOL Feel free to come for Mardi Gras and we'll pelt them with beads and doubloons!

Portia: I lived near Houston back when Carolyn Farb took that exact track! From Neiman's clerk to River Oaks in how many steps? Tried and true. Oh, and Loulou was a definite Chi Omega - triple legacy on her maternal side, don't ya know!

Right now, we are BOTH attempting to learn more about the horrible plight of the Baby Quiches. More on this later.

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rescuemom
Oct. 12, 2000, 06:24 PM
Perhaps she just needs to do some fashionable charity work -- maybe throw a Tea to raise awareness of the need for new landscaping at the Civic Center?

Could LouLou not take on the plight of those poor baby quiches? It just breaks my heart to think of those poor quivering little cheeslets, wrenched away from their families. Might I suggest a Million Quiche March? http://www.chronofhorse.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif

Jeb
Oct. 12, 2000, 06:49 PM
Headlines from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Million Quiche March Dwindles; Crosses Into Buckhead on Sunday Morning as Angry Brunchers Rallied a Counter-Protest; Hundreds Feared Eaten"


Nah...I couldn't have that on my conscience.

Flash44
Oct. 12, 2000, 07:20 PM
Have a little fun! Bring a load of road apples, let the pooches munch away, and when it is all gone, tell the ladies what road apples really are!

DMK
Oct. 12, 2000, 07:22 PM
Fear not, Jeb!!! I can assure you the AJC would NEVER take on so controversial of a topic!!!

Oh, but I'm not sure you can handle the plight of baby quiches... the horror of their little, tiny shrieks as they are seperated from their loving parents, the quiet sobs of the loving mother quiches. And the transportation conditions! Did you know that those trucks are kept at just above freezing?! Have you ever heard of anything so awful? And we won't even go into the fact that they are considered a "microwaveable" food...

Kellybird
Oct. 12, 2000, 07:34 PM
LOL, I haven't laughed this hard in a VERY long time, ya'll are just too funny.

/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Keep it up! Keep it up!

I'm curious to know if the Junior Quiche Protection Society has a Constitution and Bill of Rights, and if it includes anything about all being created equal unless frozen....?

However, I am not nearly as entertaining as everyone else, so I shall not continue. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

rescuemom
Oct. 12, 2000, 10:10 PM
Well Jeb, we'll just have to call it the . . .

Boxer Rebellion! /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Trooper
Oct. 12, 2000, 10:24 PM
Did you know that the '80's slogan "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche" was an early front for the Quiche Protection movement?

One must wonder if all those who claim that terrorizing poor little quiches in the name of "interesting hors d'oeuvres" or "fabulous finger food" have any idea of the devastating effect such early removal from one's parents really has on such a young morsel.

For heavens sake, lets put a stop to such a horror - write your Congressman, get the Junior League to take them out of their cook-books - do they even understand the terror they propogate with such things?

sprite
Oct. 12, 2000, 10:46 PM
We have a newly opened dog park in out area...went there ( for the 3rd time) on Monday, and was confronted with a lady with a strange haircut and mustache who asked everyone that came in "Is this your first time ?" hmmmnnnn....first time doing WHAT? exactly, lol. Then this other woman says, with fear in her voice, "Oh, is that a Doberman?" ummmm, no, its a german shorthair, and they look NOTHING alike. i wish somebody WOULD bring the Kendall- Jackson, although with the hangover i got from chardonnay on friday maybe thats not such a good idea /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Jane
Oct. 13, 2000, 12:01 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jeb:

Actually, this neighborhood is really great! It is in a "hysterical district" and all the houses are old and mostly renovated.

The dog park is on the levee, right by the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Just across the river is downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ooo, you're right across the river from one of my favorite cities in the world!! /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Ah, it's nice to read a funny, relaxed thread for a change. Are you planning on going back to the dog park? keep us posted!

LucianCephus
Oct. 13, 2000, 04:33 AM
Hey, all, I would urge you to be very careful in expressing further negative sentiments regarding the treatment of the baby quiche. Sure, sure, we all agree that reform is necessary, but I am concerned that continued discussion could lead to intervention by PETF. (You know, People for the Ethical Treatment of Fromage.)

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Clarke County
Oct. 13, 2000, 09:06 AM
Jeb, I had a thought - maybe you could print the "horse poo eating canine" thread and give it out at your next "park meeting" - might be kind of an interesting ice breaker, don't you think?!

Jeb
Oct. 13, 2000, 11:34 AM
Urchin - too funny!! LOL I think the poo-eaters should all storm the Dog Park! Let 'em eat quiche!!

Did show up to the Dog Park last evening. The coven must have broken up early in order to prepare for the rising full moon last night, so it wasn't as busy. Maybe Sprawl-Mart was having a sale on Sam's Choice Box-O-Merlot and I didn't know it.

Duffy
Oct. 13, 2000, 11:44 AM
Where's Colin? I just know she and perfect Felix would fit right in!!! (Complete with cinnamon buns over her ears a la Princess Leah!) And, of course, it goes without saying that Perfect Pepper would too!!! I think we need to find one closer to home though. . .sigh. . . /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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rescuemom
Oct. 13, 2000, 02:12 PM
Jeb, please try showing up with some Mike's Hard Lemonade and see how the coven responds. I'll bet you and LouLou have the doggie park all to yourselves. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jair
Oct. 13, 2000, 02:34 PM
Mike's Hard Lemonade? Forget the quiches! What about all those poor alcoholic lemons? Imagine them being squashed and fermented alive!!

(besides, quiche is gross!! Icky!)

As someone who doesn't have a dog, I have to say that some dog owners are pretty bizarre! I don't understand why they won't let little "Muffy or Fluffy" play with certain other dogs - I see it all the time at the "off-leash" beach near my house. Some of them get totally worked up about it too!Can you imagine some of these people with kids!??

Perhaps some of you dog owners can enlighten me to the philosophy behind "Canine Segregation". /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jeb
Oct. 13, 2000, 03:19 PM
Gyyahhhh! Now the lemons! This board is such a downer...everyday, more bad news. Please don't tell me about raisins, carrot juice, beet pulp, bran mash, portabello mushrooms (the veal of the vegetable world), etc.

I'm going to start eating 350 Flinstones Vitamins a day...and that's all.

DMK
Oct. 13, 2000, 03:30 PM
OK, but I guess we won't go into the little known plight of the endangered vitamins, which are hunted down by rare vitamin-sniffing goats?

And the machine that presses them into Barney Rubbles? *gasp* (I've heard the Wilma one is more humane)

Jair
Oct. 13, 2000, 03:42 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jeb:
I'm going to start eating 350 Flinstones Vitamins a day...and that's all. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

And how will you take those Jeb? When you eat your Flinstones will you eat the red ones last? Will you suck them very slowly, or crunch them very fast?

All things considerd, I think taking out the Flinstone Family fast would be much more humane than asking them to suffer slowly, don't you think? /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Magnolia
Oct. 13, 2000, 03:54 PM
I feel bad for animal crackers and chocolate easterbunnys, so I eat 'em butt first, head last.
And you cannibals, eating The Flintstones. What's next? The Lucky Charms Elf?

Jair
Oct. 13, 2000, 04:03 PM
Magnolia - if you feel bad about your next Chocolate Eater Bunny, please FEEL FREE to give it to me! /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif I have NO qualms about eating them! I eat ears first, than work my way from the feet up, until the head. I do feel bad when I have to eat one of the ones that has candy eyes. Its kind of like they're staring at you as you go to bite there nose off!

rescuemom
Oct. 13, 2000, 04:21 PM
As a confirmed carnivore, I like to bite the heads off my marshmallow chickens first! http://www.chronofhorse.com/ubb/eek.gif

And what's with the sympathy for alcoholic lemons? Isn't that the more humane approach, like putting lobsters in a pot of wine before you cook them? What's next, Lem-Anon? /infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

Magnolia
Oct. 13, 2000, 04:36 PM
MY LORD - the poor CUCUMBERS - plucked from the vine and made to sit in a crowded jar of vinegar, waiting to be eaten...
That's it. I'm going back to eating meat. I hate thinking of the poor veggies and fruit suffering just to make my butt bigger!

Portia
Oct. 13, 2000, 08:58 PM
Does it make it better that we give the fruits and vegetables plenty of poo to eat while they're growing?

I must confess, I not only eat my Marshmallow Peeps head first, but I leave them out exposed to the elements for days at a time before then, so they get hard and chewy. I'm so ashamed.

DMK
Oct. 13, 2000, 09:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Portia:
I must confess, I not only eat my Marshmallow Peeps head first, but I leave them out exposed to the elements for days at a time before then, so they get hard and chewy. I'm so ashamed.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


you too? /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif so, with the humidity in Houston, this takes like 30 minutes?

elghund
Oct. 13, 2000, 09:27 PM
The proper way to eat an easter bunny is to remove the eyes, so they can't identify you. Then you eat the ears so that they can't you comming. Then you eat their feet so they can't run away. http://www.chronofhorse.com/ubb/eek.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

As far as marshmellow chicks are concerned.....

rescuemom
Oct. 13, 2000, 09:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Portia:
[B]Does it make it better that we give the fruits and vegetables plenty of poo to eat while they're growing?[B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

But of course it does! That means we're using recycling, or manure management, or whatever the politically correct phrase du jour is.
Mama's little vegetables love horse poo, horse poo
Mama's little veggies love equine doo /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I love my Peeps soft and squishy, but I'll be glad to send ya all the ones that get crusty before I get to them! ;-)

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jch
Oct. 13, 2000, 11:51 PM
Wait just a cotton pick'n minute! Jeb, y'all (you and LouLou) should com'on down and set a spell here in lil ol' Texas! Why, down here we don't have parks for our dawgs, we jus' lets 'em roam aroun'!!! My place is a veritable Disneyland for dawgs /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif An' I think yer jus' what the doctor ordered!

B.G.M. heidi
Oct. 14, 2000, 12:16 AM
But Calico, can you dance to it?

DH
Oct. 14, 2000, 12:41 AM
Peeps are an actual foodstuff? I always thought they were for entertainment value only...

Two words: PEEPS - MICROWAVE

You've never seen chickens grow so fast. (just don't tell your kids about it!)

ClemsonGraduateRider
Oct. 14, 2000, 02:19 AM
Ah the toture of peeps . . we must all boycott this horrible practice . . .but first we must all go to this page to see how incredibly terrible the peep-abusers (bunny peeps of course) are. http://www.pcola.gulf.net/~irving/bunnies/

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ClemsonGraduateRider
Oct. 14, 2000, 02:22 AM
Save them . .save them, we must save the marshmallow species . . . http://marks.networktel.net/main.html

Duffy
Oct. 14, 2000, 12:17 PM
OK, ClemsonRider, now we know what you're doing instead of studying, eh? /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Those were TOOOOOOOO much!!!!!

I wonder how one starts a "Dog Park". Does one just find the place in a said neighborhood (or group of neighborhoods) found to be most "frequented" by canines, or does one ask one's neighbors, or one's town/county/city?? I wonder if the private school's ball fields behind me would care if I set up a neighborhood Dog Park on their property? I could make sure there were plenty of pooperscoopers and containers for disposal. hehe /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Would this said Dog Park be open to the public or by invitation only? Would the canines and the owners need to be interviewed before their applications were accepted? Would one charge dues, and if so, how much? (Sounds like a great research project for some aspiring marketing student!!) /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ClemsonGraduateRider
Oct. 14, 2000, 12:41 PM
Well Duffy this all depends on what kind of prestige you want your dog park to carry. We could offer a club section and then possible some luxury suites and then of course we must offer a locker room with the utmost ammenities (after all who wants their little doggies going home all sweaty and unshowered, and we all know that a good post-workout stretch is essential!!)

If we choose to offer the highest quality of dog-park you can assure that we may charge membership fees and in that case accept only the most cultured dogs.

We can invite the initial gathering and then work on a referral (with interview of course) from the initial invitees!!

Ooh I'm getting all worked up thinking about it!! (and we would have to decide of course where our procedes would go . . . to the Save the Baby Quiches campaign or the Save the Peeps campaign!!)

Portia
Oct. 14, 2000, 04:42 PM
Massage therapy, Clemson, don't forget the massage therapy!

rescuemom
Oct. 14, 2000, 09:26 PM
Duffy, from what I read in the paper, dog parks are the latest rage in NoVa - Arlington and Fairfax anyway.

Duffy
Oct. 14, 2000, 09:30 PM
Well shooooot, then I most definitely need to do some investigating. . .Although the barn and shows provide plenty of playmates for Pepper already! LOL /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif But hey, ya never know who you might meet, right? hehe /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

NinaL aka Chrissy
Oct. 14, 2000, 10:04 PM
PEEPS!

My old retired A/A horse loves Peeps. He has Easter marked on the calendar.

I like to let them get a little sticky and stick them to his forehead. Ever see a horse cross his eyes?

Nina (who works in the town where they make Peeps - big article in the local paper every year)

and Ralph ("Show me the bunny!")

and the Real Chrissy (who wouldn't eat a Peep if her life depended on it)

ClemsonGraduateRider
Oct. 15, 2000, 01:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rescuemom:
Duffy, from what I read in the paper, dog parks are the latest rage in NoVa - Arlington and Fairfax anyway.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh yes people are always fighting about it in the papers!! I've at least read two or three articles on it in either the Post or the Fairfax something . . . And I am only home 3 months out of the year!!

sounds like a job for Duffy and me to get on!!

mwalshe
Oct. 15, 2000, 06:58 AM
Jeb your poor dog, I'm sure they sense this sort of disapproval and internalize it to reappear as some type of neurotic behaviour later on. Having been the member of some of the most wonderful dog parks- legal and illegal!- I can't imagine this group. Espically as my dog is the original alpha female and regards Jack Russells as amusing little toys (knock 'em down they just keep getting back up!). Actually she is a wonderful dog and has never actually bitten another (intimidation being her preferred technique) but our current group tend to greet Her Bossiness's antics with cheers and gasps of delight. She was in fact voted All Around Cutest and Most Appealing Dog in a dog park poll recently. Head was so swollen I barely got her leash off. I can't imagine if this Darwinian lot got together with your group. They would never see their tennis balls again, that's for sure.
BTW that Peeps site is the funniest thing I have seen in ages. Waaay too much time on their hands.

[This message has been edited by letsgo (edited 10-15-2000).]

DMK
Feb. 12, 2001, 07:56 PM
As long as we are bringing back the Greatest Hits Parade...

Voila! The ORIGINAL quiche thread. or how I learned to stop worrying and eat baby quiches...

Everythingbutwings
Feb. 12, 2001, 08:04 PM
Why wade through recent drivel when we have such memories?

How ironic, I went to the BLM/Meadowood Stables land swap meeting in Lorton on Saturday and one of the discussions was about dog parks at South Run Park where the original plan called for trailer parking for the equestrian venue!

What goes around comes around.

Regalmeans
Feb. 12, 2001, 08:19 PM
Thanks for bringing this back up - I think I missed it the first time around!

Sarah * AKA "Regal's Person"

Tosca
Feb. 12, 2001, 11:18 PM
A couple years ago my family had this huge bad as$ looking Doberman. People would cross the street to avoid walking by us. But the truth was that Desmo was one of the most sweetest, playful and harmful dogs ever. It gave us all a big kick seeing other people's reactions. Anyways we went to visit my aunt who lived in a very elite neighborhood, complete with dog park. She suggested we take Desmo there for a run and a swim. Well we take him there, let him off the leash and all hell breaks loose. He runs up to a dog, tail wagging as friendly as you please and some horrified looking woman runs up and scoops up her dog, yelling at poor Desmo to leave her little baby alone. So he goes to play with another dog-same reaction, this time people all over are scooping up their dogs, tut-tutting, and sending us dirty looks muttering things like "the nerve.." and "the things they let in this place now.." Next this Jack Russel escapes from his owner's clutches and comes bounding up to Desmo, barking his head off. You could cut the tension in the air with a knife. Desmo just stares. The Jack Russel proceeds to hurl himself upon Desmo's neck and hang on with his teeth. Desmo goes iy iying around the lake with the little &^%* still hanging off of him. Finally the dog lets go and Desmo runs up to us with his tail between his legs, cowering. We promptly left after a few choice word's to the JR's owner. It was a terrible, if slightly humourous experience but I will never go to a dog park again!

Robby Johnson
Feb. 13, 2001, 05:14 AM
Is not a free-for-all for dogs. It's a place designed for the responsible dog owner to run and curb his dog (always take plastic bags with you, please, and clean up!). I would think that any well-behaved dog, once given the opportunity to socialize a bit with other dogs (supervised, of course), would be safe to run around and play for an hour or so.

I think a well-designed dog park would have a "socialization" area where being leashed is required. You should go there when you arrive and allow your dog to socialize with the other dogs before you turn them loose to run/play, etc.

In this original scenario, however, I think the dog owners were actually verbalizing their insecurities by speaking through their dogs. (God, why didn't I become a therapist? You know, every drunk person at a bar seeks me out - I must have a homing device installed - and tells me their woes. I feel like Lucy from Peanuts. "The Doctor is In!") The one woman likely wanted to establish her presence at the after school beer bust by making the "alpha" comment.

And for the record ... people who shop at Sam's and drive mini-vans are NOT socially viable anyway. So either accept your lot in life as an average person, and be happy about it, or start shopping at Harrod's and tooling around town in an Alfa Romeo! Frozen lasagna. Gag.

Seriously, it seems as if Loulou is a delightful dog, devoid of any negative behaviors. I'm curious to know if she's still going to the park and if they've erected a statue to St. Joe (everything in New Orleans is capable of being a Saint), Evictor of the Bitches, yet!

Robby, who doesn't want more choices, just nicer things!

DMK
Feb. 27, 2002, 07:34 AM
What is it about February that makes me think of this thread?

It must have something to do with the fact that it was 70 on Monday, and 7 today... Rapid weather changes warp the mind, I guess...


"You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty. "
- Sacha Guitry (1885-1957) *

Janet
Feb. 27, 2002, 08:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> But the truth was that Desmo was one of the most sweetest, playful and harmful dogs ever. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Is someone in your family a Ducati fan? Or is there some other reason for the name "Desmo"?

Cactuskate
Feb. 27, 2002, 08:23 AM
Here is one of my favorite links:

The World of Peeps (http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com/start1.html)

I invite you to go to the recipe and craft section. My lord the things you can do with a peep! /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I'm trying to think of anything that could be more sacreligious. Nothing is coming to mind. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

"The older I get, the better I used to be, but who the heck cares!"

Jair
Feb. 27, 2002, 03:36 PM
This is such a funny thread!

Jeb darling, you must try to post more often!!!! /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

ClemsonGraduateRider
Feb. 27, 2002, 04:28 PM
Yay it's back.

Since the last post I think that there have been numerous advancements in the Dog Park industry. We would have to install elipticals instead of treadmills to prevent any stress on the joints of our precious pooches.

did we ever venture into the land of pigs-in-a-blanket??? I mean what about those poor miniature pigs that are killed only to be wrapped in a blanket of fluffly croissant like bread??

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"We learn from history that we do not learn from history." ~ George Bernard Shaw

SoEasy
Feb. 27, 2002, 06:58 PM
I moved this over here ... where it seems more appropriate somehow! /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Heidi
Feb. 27, 2002, 08:07 PM
Attendants (all swarthy and male, BTW) at my side, I am aswoon that you'd unleash such vitriol, Mr. Robby, soon-to-be-my-Elton. /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Leash-free parks - I have a most splendid one across from my house where the glorious Lake Ontario sprawls before me, the CN Tower visible, sailboats dotting the lake; where men with small penises like to preen with their untrained, incorrigible, and utterly vicious dogs.

At heart, I'm a Jack Russell - small and frenetic, but with a vicious bite. I'm starting to feel like the Chyna of leash-free parks.