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    Yep, call the police next time she appears to be...

    Yep, call the police next time she appears to be out of control. Try to quote any alarming statements she makes and be as dramatic as you can be while still being honest. The point is to get an...
  2. It seems like if you want a trainer to work on...

    It seems like if you want a trainer to work on your horse/mule for riding and cantering, the website should feature a variety of horses being ridden in normal ways and actually cantering!
    Sitting...
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    :lol: I think menstruation is the best...

    :lol:

    I think menstruation is the best argument against Intelligent design! :winkgrin:
  4. My Aussie did not handle blindness well. He also...

    My Aussie did not handle blindness well. He also had some neuro issues as he tended to go left. I worked with him for a while and tried to get him to acclimate. Ultimately he continued to walk...
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    To clarify: I know that I can afford what I have...

    To clarify: I know that I can afford what I have spent. I will just give up some non-essentials for a bit. But the experience got me to thinking about the difficulty of drawing the line. ...
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    How much do you spend?

    I haven't totaled up my vet bills for my girldog's back issues and assorted complications. She had 2 MRIs, much medication, a spinal injection, spinal surgery, and a couple of overnight stays for...
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    Awww... Adorableness! Enjoy!

    Awww...
    Adorableness! Enjoy!
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    Well, in a small way... I was retiring and...

    Well, in a small way...
    I was retiring and friend happened to be flying into town. A coworker was having a retirement party and friend said she had been asked to say a few words. I told her...
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    I understand participation awards for little...

    I understand participation awards for little kids. I think the "trophy for everyone" came about when organized sports became more common for preschoolers. Kids that young really shouldn't be pushed...
  10. Thread: New Lameness

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    When she was lame again after a short course of...

    When she was lame again after a short course of steroids, vet suggested that we really did need to look at her neck. :sigh: Another $$$ MRI

    Good news! Her discs and spinal cord are fine! She...
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    I can't take Aleve - terrible stomach issues with...

    I can't take Aleve - terrible stomach issues with it.

    Took Ibuprofen for years. Not supposed to anymore due to stomach issues. Tylenol does nothing. I have a prescription for Celebrex which...
  12. Thread: New Lameness

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    Kind of weird. At times she has been...

    Kind of weird. At times she has been head-bobbing lame. Looks to be weight-bearing (I guess my experiences with a lame horse has come in handy). Right now she is gimpy when she first gets up and...
  13. Thread: New Lameness

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    New Lameness

    So Miss Complications strikes again:sigh:

    The history: Lee was diagnosed with a disc problem last fall. Tried rest and anti-inflammatories but still painful. Had spine injected. The next day...
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    vinca! Its my go-to ground cover:yes:

    vinca! Its my go-to ground cover:yes:
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    If it is listed for sale that makes it difficult...

    If it is listed for sale that makes it difficult to do anything about leasing etc. Either the lease will end when it is sold or you are saddling the new owner with a lease (might be good for some...
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    Having worked in AC, we found oral sedatives not...

    Having worked in AC, we found oral sedatives not really useful in this situation. If the dog is near traffic, there is a risk of a groggy dog running into traffic - making you liable! Even with a...
  17. Thread: When you die...

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    When my grandmother died, my mom had made...

    When my grandmother died, my mom had made arrangements to have her cremated. Oddly, mom didn't think about getting the ashes. I was living out of state and she called me to say that she had to pick...
  18. Thread: Apple trees?

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    Apple trees?

    I would like to get a couple of apple trees for my backyard. Had a couple in our yard when I was growing up...

    I am thinking dwarf or semi-dwarf but do not know how tall the semi's get. I will get...
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    I think the "Snob Factor" is a huge issue. Many...

    I think the "Snob Factor" is a huge issue. Many of my students' parents push them towards a liberal arts BA/BS. Although some would be much more suited for a technical education leading to a job,...
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    I know I've been working at a middle school too...

    I know I've been working at a middle school too long when...
    The local news announces that two guys have been arrested for cock fighting. And my mental picture has nothing to do with chickens!:uhoh:
  21. My cheapest cell phone option was a Tracfone thru...

    My cheapest cell phone option was a Tracfone thru HSN! Got a semi-smart phone, triple minutes and a year of service for $100! Now I just add minutes if needed. Each year I decide if I want to...
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    RE: the idea that no dog "likes" being in a...

    RE: the idea that no dog "likes" being in a crate.

    My (admittedly neurotic) Aussie did. He was crate trained as a pup and then graduated to larger areas and then having the run of the house. ...
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    I think the increased emphasis on crate training...

    I think the increased emphasis on crate training is an effort to help people manage their dogs and survive doggy adolescence! :yes:
    When I first worked supervising animal shelters, many, many dogs...
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    In praise of Big Clinics

    So my girldog has yet another wrinkle in her recovery from back surgery. Happily, it appears to be a soft tissue injury in front - likely from her hysteria at the end of the leash when a woodchuck...
  25. Thread: wetting the bed

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    Yep, neutered young. And no other dogs to...

    Yep, neutered young. And no other dogs to "defend" his bed from as his sister is confined separately.
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