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    Apr. 16, 2014, 06:48 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread gross post - puss in The Menagerie
    Well...I have owned 3 dogs, 2 unneutered, one neutered. Yes, they all have a certain amount of discharge. However, unless you are looking for it,...
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    Apr. 16, 2014, 06:37 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Help me with my puppy. in The Menagerie
    This is a big problem - why bother paying someone? I'd go ahead and finish this class (maybe...actually, maybe I wouldn't bother)...but then I'd...
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    Apr. 15, 2014, 06:58 AM
    10-11 is not very old for most breeds....it's not *young* but there is a big difference between 10 and 14/15. I'd say it will be worth doing this...
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    Apr. 15, 2014, 06:53 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Help me with my puppy. in The Menagerie
    I suggest that you try to find a private trainer to work with you and the puppy. Clearly, to some extent, *you* are part of this behavior, and it...
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    Apr. 14, 2014, 05:15 PM
    Oh, I agree; kids don't need to understand that they are learning a different language...they learn their 1st language without specific instruction,...
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    Apr. 14, 2014, 05:09 PM
    I agree. I thought the exact same thing.
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    Apr. 14, 2014, 07:10 AM
    I think it might also depend on the measure of "fluency" - most people I know (adults included) have taken a second language in school, but do not...
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    Apr. 14, 2014, 06:57 AM
    Well, maybe they "should" have erect ears, but folded or drop ears wouldn't necessarily mean it isn't "purebred". I would say she's mostly rat...
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    Apr. 12, 2014, 06:26 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Trailer Park Seniors in Off Topic
    Depending on where you stay, it can be inexpensive or fairly expensive. My parents stay at a campsite in Florida through the winter and there are...
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    Apr. 12, 2014, 06:15 AM
    I'd definitely feed in the crate if you can; if the dog is anxious about eating, it may give him time and "protection" to eat if he is closed in (and...
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    Apr. 10, 2014, 06:39 PM
    OK, that wasn't clear; I thought you meant they took your dog in the back and clipped his nails. So you paid for sedation but they didn't cut them...
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    Apr. 10, 2014, 02:45 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    :rolleyes: I'm sure there are plenty of people who will still send their kids to public school.
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    Apr. 10, 2014, 02:42 PM
    I think it would be unusual to expect them to put a dog under sedation for a non-emergency procedure without an appointment specifically for that...
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    Apr. 10, 2014, 06:44 AM
    I think it all depends on what you want to be able to do. As was mentioned above, to truly *learn* a language will take a few years, but if you...
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    Apr. 10, 2014, 06:35 AM
    And, if possible, avoid a budget friendly breeder. ;) I'm teasing a little - all breeders have to start *somewhere*, and it's possible that a...
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    Apr. 9, 2014, 04:46 PM
    Well, you can start by looking at the AKC page and breeder referral: http://www.akc.org/breeds/labrador_retriever/index.cfm Here is an...
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    Apr. 9, 2014, 01:48 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    There are lots of reasons a person might not want to send their kids to a public school -- some are not possible to change by being on the school...
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    Apr. 9, 2014, 01:44 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    I'm not assuming anything, just saying that there is no doubt that private schools generally draw from an economically and educationally advantaged...
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    Apr. 9, 2014, 12:13 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    Oh come on - you have to realize that the tuition "keeps out the riff raff". That's why they attract more families with wealth, which is often a...
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    Apr. 9, 2014, 12:03 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    Ehh...in theory you can work to make the public school better. In reality, it is still a school that is required to educate anyone that lives in the...
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    Apr. 8, 2014, 10:12 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    There is a difference between missing the cutoff and being started late (red-shirted). And the cutoff days depend on your state - in NY it is...
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    Apr. 7, 2014, 09:20 PM
    No, they just never let it grow any excess at all, ever, from the time they are puppies, so they never have to be quicked to keep them short. We are...
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    Apr. 7, 2014, 02:27 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread School Testing in Off Topic
    I think most people wouldn't think this was a bad idea if it weren't their own kids involved in this experiment. Many people, including teachers,...
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    Apr. 7, 2014, 08:12 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    I would not borrow for private elementary school. If you can't afford that level of private education, you will really struggle later on when the...
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    Apr. 7, 2014, 06:51 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread School Testing in Off Topic
    I agree 100%. I have a 12 year old that wants to be a daycare teacher or preschool teacher. She was made for this job - parents would dream of...
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    Apr. 6, 2014, 10:02 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread School Testing in Off Topic
    New York State regulations for home instruction were last amended in 1988. There are lots of reasons not to have my kids take the NYS tests...
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    Apr. 6, 2014, 08:41 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread School Testing in Off Topic
    What are you even talking about? Why doesn't that make sense to you? Maybe I should have put in a semi-colon.... "I homeschool; so my kids don't...
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    Apr. 6, 2014, 08:04 AM
    I am not an expert but I could get the details of logistics for you if you wanted more information. For one thing, I think it depends on the country...
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    Apr. 6, 2014, 07:24 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread pelleted bedding in Around The Farm
    I'd hate it too if it was that deep. You must need a front end loader to muck it out! The urine must go to the bottom and then you have to dig down...
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    Apr. 6, 2014, 07:17 AM
    I agree; after the last bra thread I traded in my 34D for a 32DDD and went "oh, wow!"...:) I'd still like to get a fitting and really try on a wider...
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