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  1. Yorkie/Small dog rescues in Philly area?

    A friend who lost her Yorkie in the spring is ready to start looking again. Any recommendations for the Philly area, ideally central/southern NJ?
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    OP's dog sounds like he'd probably be okay. A...

    OP's dog sounds like he'd probably be okay. A 14yo dog who is a little slower and fatter and greyer but otherwise seems much like he was at 10? Do all the safety stuff and I think it's a reasonable...
  3. Thread: Earth Homes

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    I worked (briefly) in a partially underground...

    I worked (briefly) in a partially underground office building and it was horrible. Suffocating and dark (it might have helped if they'd built the ceilings a bit higher; word was the company founder...
  4. I'm on the fence about putting down a normal...

    I'm on the fence about putting down a normal animal as a preventative measure - there is such a thing as being a little bit overly controlling - but if the dog's aggressive, I think the owner was...
  5. I think the only reliable off-leash training is...

    I think the only reliable off-leash training is the dog being kept on-leash for a very long time, like 5 years or more, with all the constant physical control that the lead reinforces every single...
  6. The very first thing I learned about horses was...

    The very first thing I learned about horses was they are not dogs. Which sounds flippant, but is meant seriously. Equines are vastly different from canines. They're herbivores, they're "prey"...
  7. Thread: Seriously?

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    I dunno. If the top people are running the...

    I dunno. If the top people are running the Pentagon or a major movie studio, ok. If they're running the 134th largest insurance office in Idaho? Maybe they need to stop posturing.
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    That poor city. Hope it ends well.

    That poor city. Hope it ends well.
  9. The problem is, UNLAWFUL doesn't seem to quite...

    The problem is, UNLAWFUL doesn't seem to quite cover 2 drunks having sex in a near-blackout state. And true, I said physically, but I think both your examples aren't far off - the victim in both...
  10. Oh, bullshit. That's like saying all humans will...

    Oh, bullshit. That's like saying all humans will kill if provoked. It's great PR for the biters/killers out there, but it's demonstrably untrue. Virtually no dogs bite, and of those that do, only a...
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    1/2 hour away? I hate mine when it's over 2...

    1/2 hour away? I hate mine when it's over 2 blocks away. Mine's during the work day. I skipped last year, largely because they held it at a restaurant across town which would have meant either taking...
  12. Another vote for hating that thing. It's creepy....

    Another vote for hating that thing. It's creepy. And it's spreading. My building added freaking elves to the Christmas tree display this year. God, that's just what you need every morning before you...
  13. In the uproar over gender equality and...

    In the uproar over gender equality and drunkenness, I think everyone's forgetting one aspect of rape that makes it rape - the rapist being able to either directly or indirectly apply greater physical...
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    Food carts are a tossup anywhere. I've eaten some...

    Food carts are a tossup anywhere. I've eaten some delicious things, and gotten sick as hell. Personally, I tend to steer clear of things that can go wrong fairly easily - hamburgers, chicken -and...
  15. Neat. I live in a flat, floodprone area and wish...

    Neat. I live in a flat, floodprone area and wish they'd call work for rain! I can't complain, though - in the past 2 years, I've had work cancelled for a hurricane and multiple blizzards. It got to...
  16. I don't quite understand why the OP's husband...

    I don't quite understand why the OP's husband wants the dog to pass an aggression test. Newsflash: the dog already failed. It might be a passable pet that you can maintain for another 10+ years,...
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    Butter...

    Butter...
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    Oh, what a high horse. Marriage is a career and a...

    Oh, what a high horse. Marriage is a career and a financial investment for a lot of women, and there's no terrible moral depravity in that. A housewife who stays with her bad marriage to maximize her...
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    I think the modern medical experience consists of...

    I think the modern medical experience consists of a near-total abandonment of the patient. Every week, there's an editorial somewhere about how doctors despise the system that's separated them from...
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    40 is not a big deal and I bet the OP knows that....

    40 is not a big deal and I bet the OP knows that. The problem is it's a milestone age, so it makes you think about the things that ARE a big deal: finances, family, career. And it can be very useful...
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    That's an odd set of objections. It would...

    That's an odd set of objections. It would inconvenience health professionals? These are people who already have a set of ethical and legal responsibilities toward the public health (aka, good luck...
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    That scenario doesn't really reassure me; rescue...

    That scenario doesn't really reassure me; rescue mommies playing lion tamer with aggression cases seems to lead to hoarding and abuse and violence toward the mommies' neighbors, family, friends,...
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    I think most people have been there. There's a...

    I think most people have been there. There's a reason so many people "happen" to live a plane ride away from their birth families. I think there's a huge downside to that choice, but it does feel...
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    I'd go to the vet, do an exam, bloodwork, etc. I...

    I'd go to the vet, do an exam, bloodwork, etc. I know, that's the stock answer to everything, but it is good advice for any sudden behavioral change. 2 ideas based on personal experience:

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    I came across this story about a pit/Cane Corso...

    I came across this story about a pit/Cane Corso that ended up being fought over by the Villalobos people and the SPCA. The SPCA euth'd it for being a giant, fearful and aggressive stray.

    The...
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