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  1. I agree that connection / relationship is worth a...

    I agree that connection / relationship is worth a book (and much more). Thanks everyone for sharing a few first steps. Previously we have had a few obedience classes for puppies and just started with...
  2. Thanks for the wonderful ideas - these are great....

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas - these are great. I think 'connection' would have been a better word in my request. We do not have a strong connection (and worse focus) in distracting situations.
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  3. Favorite ways to get young dog to focus on walks and with distractions?

    My Boston Terrier (almost 2 yo) has trouble focusing on me on walks and during intro agility classes. He really focuses on the trainer, which makes some sense, but can be frustrating. He can be...
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    Can anyone fill me in on how the Boston Terriers...

    Can anyone fill me in on how the Boston Terriers look odd? This has been the first BT show I have ever watched (lucky to have the videos). I am new to show viewing and new to the BT breed. We have...
  5. It is so crazy how some people turn the tables...

    It is so crazy how some people turn the tables and become victims of any situation. Even situations where they are benefiting the most. And if they have to take care of themselves they blame those...
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    The interesting news is that the feds are now...

    The interesting news is that the feds are now involved and launched a federal investigation:

    http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-32835-feds_issue_criminal_subpoenas_for_gov_john_kitzhab.html

    And...
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    Thank you COTH for giving me great phrases:...

    Thank you COTH for giving me great phrases: aghasted, panty wadders and pearl clutchers. My DH also gave me curtain twitchers.

    And now the latest from Calamber COTHer, Oregon's governor is an IT! ...
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    The additional information creates a very...

    The additional information creates a very different picture. Kudos for adding it.
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    Stating that the trainer has been involved in...

    Stating that the trainer has been involved in horse back riding since their almost birth does not give any knowledgeable, discerning horse person any confidence in your skills.

    There are better...
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    This is so very, very sad. I worry for this horse...

    This is so very, very sad. I worry for this horse because the owner is so dedicated to her/his own viewpoint. The owner / OP states that the horse can just be a pet, but continues to argue to sedate...
  11. You want the straw and the shavings, it provides...

    You want the straw and the shavings, it provides the carbon that is needed to balance the poop and urine (nitrogen). Without the carbon, the poops stinks more and the composting is much, much slower....
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    The $800 matters, but the red flags of the...

    The $800 matters, but the red flags of the organizations decision-making and the single-person control of the non-profit are worth paying attn to. Each rescue should be given the sniff test, and your...
  13. For those skeptics that start blaming animal...

    For those skeptics that start blaming animal rights extremists before looking at reality - just google this and look at the images:

    pregnant sow cages

    How in the world is it humane to cage...
  14. Well dang! I love my heavy metal measuring cups -...

    Well dang! I love my heavy metal measuring cups - but not the square-ish corners. Then I found these, which are on my wish list:

    Bellemain Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set, 6 Piece

    the round...
  15. Thread: Seattle

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    I love crossing the 520 to Bellevue - long...

    I love crossing the 520 to Bellevue - long stretch of "bridge." Fremont is fun and funky. I avoid the Space Needle and instead like to see the waterfront from the ferry (heading to Bainbridge) or...
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    So what did you find interesting? It could mean...

    So what did you find interesting? It could mean so much and you don't state why? Not sure why people post links expecting others to blindly watch something without any type of discussion or...
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    Maybe Prager "University" could give this lady an...

    Maybe Prager "University" could give this lady an Endowed Professorship. She would meet some of the prerequisites in fundamentalist christian studies and economics:
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  18. Commercial pet food concerns and healthy diet

    After decades of feeding my pets commercial food it struct me as odd to use a 100% dried and canned diet for animals (humans included). The oddness is that this food is processed, sits on shelves for...
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    This. I get in 'trouble' when I make assumptions....

    This. I get in 'trouble' when I make assumptions. Maybe the wheelchair man did not need assistance and didn't say anything since most people assume he does need help. So for him, it's simpler to just...
  20. Thread: I'm done

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    Make this your starting point and edit to read:...

    Make this your starting point and edit to read: "I want my and DH's wedding to be joyous." Figure out what that means. Take special care when inviting guests - ask yourself if those guests will be so...
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    And the whole group thing - some sort of...

    And the whole group thing - some sort of accountability and support is often integral to recovery for all members of the unit. But groups and support don't work for everyone. The accountability and...
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    The stay or walk is really up to you. There are...

    The stay or walk is really up to you. There are successes and failures. Obliviously those who don't stay sober/clean can destroy the lives of those around them IF THEY LET THAT HAPPEN. You are...
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    This would be hard for me too. I live in a very...

    This would be hard for me too. I live in a very progressive area, and there hasn't been any focus on this aspect. In fact, new members often expressed distress and discomfort with this aspect of the...
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    There can be a significant genetic component in...

    There can be a significant genetic component in alcoholism.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/seeking-the-connections-alcoholism-and-our-genes/

    I would avoid any blanket statements...
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    Take care of yourself first, and then you can...

    Take care of yourself first, and then you can sort out all the other stuff. Call a rape crisis or sexual assault hot line and seek the compassionate listening care that you need and deserve. Tell you...
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