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    As every good southerner knows, there's more than...

    As every good southerner knows, there's more than one way to get rid of trash.
    :yes:
    Hope you enjoy your new home, OP!
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    Stay out of it.

    Stay out of it.
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    Looks he got off the drugs (and on the...

    Looks he got off the drugs (and on the groceries). Good for him.:)
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    I'm not a bigfan of elevated feeders except where...

    I'm not a bigfan of elevated feeders except where a disability makes them necessary. Bloat studies aside, eating from ground level is just a more natural feeding position.

    If I were you, I'd try...
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    Agreed, but when this fails, the results could be...

    Agreed, but when this fails, the results could be very bad. I've had to run off loose dogs from our property over the years, and it's worked great in every case but one. Most dogs are not at all...
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    I don't think they're dropped... yet. What I see...

    I don't think they're dropped... yet. What I see is youngster with very long, very sloping pasterns that will be prone to dropping as he fills out and becomes heavier, and carries a heavier rider....
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    Be very careful about getting advice from someone...

    Be very careful about getting advice from someone who is selling something. Especially when that person is on commission.

    The commissions on products like whole life and critical illness policies...
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    Life insurance (whether term or whole) only pays...

    Life insurance (whether term or whole) only pays if you die. Disability only pays if you are disabled. Short term disability is income replacement for the short term (usually less than 6 months)....
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    The #1 thing you need to worry about is...

    The #1 thing you need to worry about is disability. If you are under age 50 and are reasonably healthy, the odds of you dying are extremely small.

    However, the odds that you will disabled for some...
  10. I used to ride H/J with a trainer who gave quite...

    I used to ride H/J with a trainer who gave quite a few lessons, but her main business was reselling horses. She had a steady stream of greenies (mostly young OTTBs) and a variety of career-change...
  11. Body structure, coat, and tail look like a lab....

    Body structure, coat, and tail look like a lab. The color and head shape are reminiscent of a pit... 2 of the most common breeds in the US.

    That said, you could go with hound x lab if pit will be...
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    This was the culprit with my senior dogs, who...

    This was the culprit with my senior dogs, who spend quite a bit of time out in the yard. We discovered our retiree neighbors were tossing their stale bread over the fence, half a loaf at a time!...
  13. ^Agree with this.

    ^Agree with this.
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    You have obviously witnessed someone misusing a...

    You have obviously witnessed someone misusing a shock collar. Dogs don't cower unless the user has jacked up the shock to an excessive level. Also, shock collars are not appropriate for aggression...
  15. Welcome to horsedom... prepare to be broke! :D ...

    Welcome to horsedom... prepare to be broke! :D

    Seriously, he is beautiful and looks sweet. Hope you enjoy him!
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    Looks like a hinny to me! My cousin had one...

    Looks like a hinny to me!

    My cousin had one that looked just like it, and they both bear a striking resemblance to this one:
    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6909349259_6b3ee70101_z.jpg
  17. I think you are correct to try to find a better...

    I think you are correct to try to find a better foster (or permanent) placement for Harley. Your first obligation is to the dogs you own. A tense or explosive situation doesn't do any favors for the...
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    The difference in Herriot and other vets is you...

    The difference in Herriot and other vets is you could tell Herriot really loved the people of Yorkshire. He loved the animals, but he also deeply loved the people, and it came through in his writing....
  19. Thread: Meet Wally!

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    Congratulations on Wally. He's adorable! I love...

    Congratulations on Wally. He's adorable! I love his expression in the 3rd photo. Look forward to seeing him grow up! :)
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    PUPPEH!! :D Congratulations!! Shepherd cross...

    PUPPEH!! :D

    Congratulations!! Shepherd cross looks accurate to me. I've had several purebred BMCs (which is a relatively rare breed)... and these pups definitely aren't.

    Good luck with her!
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    Don't address the symptom (fleeing the yard)......

    Don't address the symptom (fleeing the yard)... address the cause (dog has nowhere safe to go during a storm and feels compelled to leave).

    I have a Garmin and they are great for the intended...
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    What jumped out at me is her pasterns and...

    What jumped out at me is her pasterns and shoulder, which are very upright. I'd like to see more angle in both, along with a shorter, stronger back and a bit more muscling in the hind quarters. A...
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    Daytime temps in my area right now are running in...

    Daytime temps in my area right now are running in the upper 80s and low 90s. Factor in the humidity and the "real feel" is around 100. Factor in heat radiating from pavement at ground level and it...
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    The biggest limiting factor by far is going to be...

    The biggest limiting factor by far is going to be heat & humidity level. My hunting dogs can go all day in the wintertime.

    I do not run them at all in the summer, because it is extremely easy to...
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    I don't have any advice to offer, other than - if...

    I don't have any advice to offer, other than - if you're not sure what you want, just keep taking lessons and trying different things. Once you know what you want - you won't have to ask us! :)
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