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  1. I've had the temperature drop be a good...

    I've had the temperature drop be a good indicator, but I'm not so gung-ho on recommending it because IME then owners tend to be constantly taking the temperature of the poor expectant mama dog. I...
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    Don't take him to a dog park. That will probably...

    Don't take him to a dog park. That will probably just make things worse. Seriously, stay out of dog parks. Puppy classes? Awesome. Definitely do that.

    As he builds confidence in life, in himself,...
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    Great post (#115), french fry. This, absolutely.

    Great post (#115), french fry. This, absolutely.
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    Can you do a Residence Inn? I've used this one...

    Can you do a Residence Inn? I've used this one for long-staying employees and it was a good place. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/harhb-residence-inn-harrisburg-hershey/

    Unless you want to...
  5. There are actually numerous versions of this...

    There are actually numerous versions of this tale, many of which tell it with the moral most associate with it: the wolf hides among the sheep and is able to kill a sheep to eat every day.

    It's...
  6. Yes, that was Lenny Lipton. Lipton had just read...

    Yes, that was Lenny Lipton. Lipton had just read Ogden Nash at the library at Cornell on his way to dinner with a friend who happened to be Peter Yarrow's housemate. He made up his own poem on the...
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    For god's sake, be careful about carrying sprays...

    For god's sake, be careful about carrying sprays and things. I tell this story every time because it made such an impression on me. When I worked in DC I took the subway & bus with a blind young...
  8. No, it's not. It was written in 1958 and inspired...

    No, it's not. It was written in 1958 and inspired by the Ogden Nash poem about Custard the Dragon. Newsweek magazine in 1964 made up the drugs part.
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    In this case it's both. Stop trying to be so PC....

    In this case it's both. Stop trying to be so PC. THIS person in OP's situation is not safe. This person might be mentally fit, might be mentally disturbed, might be mentally disabled. We don't know....
  10. Thread: Busy neighbors

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    :D :D Ain't that the truth, because lord knows...

    :D :D

    Ain't that the truth, because lord knows a woman can't possibly earn enough on her own. :rolleyes: Or as the old man busybody said to me, about a divorced woman who lived the next street...
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    Context, people, context. Gloria spoke in context...

    Context, people, context. Gloria spoke in context of THIS situation and she is correct that in THIS situation if this person is both creepy and mentally ill OR creepy and mentally disabled, that...
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    Yes. Absolutely.

    Yes. Absolutely.
  13. Thread: Busy neighbors

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    Nice try, but nope. Speaking for myself, not at...

    Nice try, but nope. Speaking for myself, not at all. My "up in arms" was the obvious irritation of OP - to the point where she wants to close all the windows and run the A/C - because her neighbors...
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    Gloria, I had no problem with your post and in...

    Gloria, I had no problem with your post and in fact, I agree with you, and I totally disagree with you being told "that's not okay." todaysspecial took your post totally out of context. The context...
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    I have a caveat about self-defense and kicking a...

    I have a caveat about self-defense and kicking a guy in the balls. If you kick a stranger in the balls, you have to do it fast enough that he won't grab your leg and flip you. Remember, he's ready to...
  16. Thread: Busy neighbors

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    Actually, you were the one wearing the judgey...

    Actually, you were the one wearing the judgey pants.

    This in no way sounded like you "adore" your neighborhood. You frankly stated that between single mom and Leaf Blower Lady, you want to be shut...
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    Trust your instincts. Your instincts are telling...

    Trust your instincts. Your instincts are telling you this is no good, and you're right, it's not. The fact that the behavior is repeated is a big red flag. You've been cut out from the herd. I bet...
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    No worries. You'll be more likely to get...

    No worries. You'll be more likely to get responses over there.
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    This should be in Off Course, not Off Topic.

    This should be in Off Course, not Off Topic.
  20. It's not semantics. There's often a distinct...

    It's not semantics. There's often a distinct legal difference in the severity of the charges. I've agreed that the police must be called, and I stick by my statement that an abused person does not...
  21. Actually, it's battery. Call the police.

    Actually, it's battery. Call the police.
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    If only the Banana Slugs were in it. (UCSC - U of...

    If only the Banana Slugs were in it. (UCSC - U of CA Santa Cruz)
  23. Thread: Busy neighbors

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    Emphasis on the "busybody." I have plenty of...

    Emphasis on the "busybody."

    I have plenty of experience with busybodies. One neighbor who moved in stopped me one day and asked if I lived there. I said yes. He said, "but do you LIVE here?" At...
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    Thank you. We appreciate it.

    Thank you. We appreciate it.
  25. Thread: Busy neighbors

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    Wow, complaining because your neighbors are...

    Wow, complaining because your neighbors are active people? :no:

    I was a single mom with two kids, too. They both also had after-school jobs, and my son played lax and my daughter rode and was in...
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