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Old 06-12-2015, 10:08 PM   #4231
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I've had enough with the racoons, possums, and skunks tearing up my urban backyard so I bought a pellet gun to take care of the problem once and for all....

A pellet gun works really well. Don't ask me how I know...
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:22 PM   #4232
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A pellet gun works really well. Don't ask me how I know...
This is my last resort as I've tried everything else during the past couple of years...
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:50 PM   #4233
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This is my last resort as I've tried everything else during the past couple of years...

I've just given in to them. My little vegetable garden is now fenced in, which keeps the deer out, but the bunnies still get in. The moles continue to tunnel up my yard. The groundsquirrels dig up almost everything I plant, and then I have to re-plant it. And don't even talk to me about the raccoons and possums!

I used to be fastidious about having a nice lawn, tried traps and such, but now I've learned to live with all the critters.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:57 PM   #4234
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A pellet gun works really well. Don't ask me how I know...
SO glad you quoted roadfix. At first, my mind processed your comment as a reply to NickeeCoco's comment about people questioning her about having children.
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:01 PM   #4235
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SO glad you quoted roadfix. At first, my mind processed your comment as a reply to NickeeCoco's comment about people questioning her about having children.

Heh. I would not recommend a pellet gun on children!
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Old 06-12-2015, 11:53 PM   #4236
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That's what I told him. You are denying me the pleasure of having grandchildren.


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CharlieD, it is not the obligation of the child to produce grandchildren. I do not have children. I was busy with my career, etc., in my 30s. In hindsight, I wish I had had children. Not for my parents so they could enjoy having grandchildren, but now I have come to the realization I do not have any heirs or someone who will take care of me, help me when I can no longer live in my own home, etc. One doesn't think of these things when they are young.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:01 AM   #4237
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Heh. I would not recommend a pellet gun on children!
Not on the kids, Dawg! For those nosy, annoying people who ask someone "why don't they have kids". THEY are the ones who need a little *boom*.
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Old 06-13-2015, 12:02 AM   #4238
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CharlieD, it is not the obligation of the child to produce grandchildren. I do not have children. I was busy with my career, etc., in my 30s. In hindsight, I wish I had had children. Not for my parents so they could enjoy having grandchildren, but now I have come to the realization I do not have any heirs or someone who will take care of me, help me when I can no longer live in my own home, etc. One doesn't think of these things when they are young.
A friend of mine who also doesn't have children used to talk about having a "Golden Girls" situation with a helper paid by all the residents.

And remember, Charlie, not all women, or men, can have children. Some have medical issues that can prevent it and infertility treatment is incredibly expensive.
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OK. On soapbox. Children do not define you. Anyone can pop out a kid. There is nothing wrong with not having your own. It doesn't mean you are defective.

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Old 06-13-2015, 09:36 AM   #4240
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SO glad you quoted roadfix. At first, my mind processed your comment as a reply to NickeeCoco's comment about people questioning her about having children.
Haha. That's quite the response to have to that question.

It is a very personal and invasive question that people, for whatever reason, feel they are allowed to ask. Strangers, even. I don't go asking if people have hemorrhoids or why they can't afford a bigger house.

I am lucky in that both my parents and my in-laws respect our decision. They may be disappointed, but they've never questioned it or hounded us. My mother still has my sister and brother to procreate for her if they so choose. However, neither one are married or seeing anyone. My husband is an only child, so there isn't anyone else for my mother-in-law. Some friends of my husband's have children, and they live near my in-laws, so they've become their surrogate grand parents and spoil them.
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