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    This time last year, I was in your shoes. It had...

    This time last year, I was in your shoes. It had been a long while since I had a puppy, and the previous dog was one I could take to any show, any farm, any place and simply not worry about him...
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    For those that talk about the expense of testing...

    For those that talk about the expense of testing the winners, for a few years (like since this BB began) a few of us have suggested that you don't have to test ALL the winners. Which classes (outside...
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    With all due respect, my 4 year old OTTB's first...

    With all due respect, my 4 year old OTTB's first course, never mind show, was WEF. And this was back in Ye Olden Days when they didn't even have separate paths for horses and vehicles. Why in my day,...
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    And we care, why? I mean seriously, someone...

    And we care, why?

    I mean seriously, someone wants/needs the full princess program or some variation thereof, why do we care? Maybe that horse has a bit of a spook, and needs a ride down. Maybe...
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    You should, but with a horse competing while...

    You should, but with a horse competing while transitioning between two trainers/barns with a junior rider and owner who is not the parent of the rider... I can see how things are a touch more...
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    Oh, I wouldn't be very worried about the Serios,...

    Oh, I wouldn't be very worried about the Serios, in the big scope of things. There's another name in this mix with far deeper pockets. Now again, if I assume people (or associations) are SMRT, I...
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    I have to think that if the USEF knew about this...

    I have to think that if the USEF knew about this post (one assumes they did), that undid any argument of "we didn't know and we did our due diligence." I believe the Serios didn't know, because they...
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    I know, I think tensions were high and Miss...

    I know, I think tensions were high and Miss Manners was notably missing from that show!
  9. Thread: TILDREN revisited

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    I don't think anyone said freaky fractures were...

    I don't think anyone said freaky fractures were "supposed" to occur, just that a) there isn't a lot of statistical data in the long term side effects of bisphosphonate administration in equines, and...
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    yes, unfortunately the biggest issue with cats is...

    yes, unfortunately the biggest issue with cats is they go to great lengths to hide any illnesses and appear as if everything is just fine, it is the way of their kind. What that means is when they...
  11. Thread: Vet bill limits?

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    I'm not sure I fit into this category (definitely...

    I'm not sure I fit into this category (definitely not in VA), but I did recently spend a mind numbing small car sum on colic surgery and intensive care for 9 ... ish days before we made a decision...
  12. To a certain extent that is perfectly reasonable,...

    To a certain extent that is perfectly reasonable, but as with all things, it's not cut and dried. Vaccinations are the easy example of your choice, my consequence.

    But there is a whole other area...
  13. just to chime in on the insurance thing (it's a...

    just to chime in on the insurance thing (it's a living), that's just a little bit of a red herring.

    While TBIs are horrendously expensive, they are also (thankfully) very rare. Rare among riders,...
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    if she was declawed young enough, I wonder if it...

    if she was declawed young enough, I wonder if it could be remodeling from incorrect weight bearing as she grew? other than that it does look an unrelated injury.
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    Since she is eating wet food, you can try...

    Since she is eating wet food, you can try switching her to raw rabbit, since that is a lean protein. Maybe a mix of raw rabbit and a LID kibble so she gets her taurine?

    I have used oxy10 pads...
  16. canine dementia. Welcome to the final years. They...

    canine dementia. Welcome to the final years. They suck, by the way.

    When Casey Corgi was in that stage (mercifully short since there was also a brain tumor/seizures involved), I just penned off an...
  17. And who wouldn't want a DD? He had a great week...

    And who wouldn't want a DD? He had a great week in KY in the YJ series!
  18. You seriously don't think this ottoman stays here...

    You seriously don't think this ottoman stays here all by itself, do you?

    This desk has been known to bolt through the fence line if not managed properly (fyi - kitten is nutcake miracle cat)
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  19. Thread: What's Your Breed?

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    Right there with you, I love some of the big...

    Right there with you, I love some of the big breeds but signing up for that heartbreak when I am in the enviable position of not yet being "hooked"? Yeah, I'll stay away.

    (I did originally want -...
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    Yeah, I definitely recall that trend. And then...

    Yeah, I definitely recall that trend. And then there is the person filling a class and not expected to win (in ye olde days if there were only 2 AOs, some jumper rider might be asked to fill the...
  21. Thread: What's Your Breed?

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    corgis. Pems. Mostly I'm drawn to herding...

    corgis. Pems.

    Mostly I'm drawn to herding types, I've had a border an an aussie, and I think I would be interested in a Tervuren, but (except for the hair LOL), corgis fit the bill. Someone...
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    That would pretty much be the standard maine coon...

    That would pretty much be the standard maine coon response except for larger and slightly less fluffy on certain bits. See "nutcake" for the exception that proves the rule.

    You probably have those...
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    Vivi vivilicious! (vivi+delicious... I can't...

    Vivi
    vivilicious! (vivi+delicious... I can't even begin to tell you where that one came from, but I have a) no idea if she is delicious, nor b) do I have any plans to find out if she is tasty... or...
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    mvp, nutcake Maine Coon is big in size, but...

    mvp, nutcake Maine Coon is big in size, but relatively lightweight for a MCC - only 14lbs. He's almost as big as my superjumbo sized MCC, but the difference between them is like looking at a 16'0 TB...
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    Yeah, not all cats can get down from trees,...

    Yeah, not all cats can get down from trees, although the ones who know how to back down usually can get down, But there are plenty of cats who never have a clue how to do that because they never had...
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