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Old 09-07-2013, 10:47 PM   #13261
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I just got off the phone with my girlfriend in Atlanta. Once again we solved all the problems of the world except the Middle East. There is no solution for that area. Their problems have been going on since the days of the Bible. She is all out of her Parm and Romano chunks of cheese. So I will have to send her more next month. Just in time for the holidays. For her to buy it down there we priced both of them at $25.00 a pound. The Romano slightly more. I can send her a good size chunk of both for less including postage than it would cost her for just one.

Time for me to get out into the kitchen and get the sink empty. Why, oh why, do I let it go like I do? It only takes me ten minutes to get the whole kitchen clean. Maybe later. I need a nap right after I watch the news.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:17 AM   #13262
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I just returned another lost pet to its owner.
I had just finished watching a documentary on Canada... at least it was almost historically correct, it had the beaver, the tall trees, the blizzard, the snowshoes and the toboggan, but it was missing the canoe Anyway, I had just finished watching Woman Obsessed and was outside when a pitbull came into the yard. I've returned him a few times before in the last couple years, so he came right over to me and I put him in the yard while I tracked the owners' phone number down. Not easy to do on a Sunday, even having the license tags, but I knew they didn't live far and I knew they drove a van with a business name on the side, so I gave the phone book a shot linking the last name and a nearby road.
After the woman told me he was in the bedroom, went to check on him and then came back and said he was theirs, she was down here in five minutes. I probably should have kept him. I've been looking for another dog.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:37 AM   #13263
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I just returned another lost pet to its owner.
I had just finished watching a documentary on Canada... at least it was almost historically correct, it had the beaver, the tall trees, the blizzard, the snowshoes and the toboggan, but it was missing the canoe Anyway, I had just finished watching Woman Obsessed and was outside when a pitbull came into the yard. I've returned him a few times before in the last couple years, so he came right over to me and I put him in the yard while I tracked the owners' phone number down. Not easy to do on a Sunday, even having the license tags, but I knew they didn't live far and I knew they drove a van with a business name on the side, so I gave the phone book a shot linking the last name and a nearby road.
After the woman told me he was in the bedroom, went to check on him and then came back and said he was theirs, she was down here in five minutes. I probably should have kept him. I've been looking for another dog.
what are your thoughts about the breed, pac?
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:48 AM   #13264
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They make great pets, but like any terrier (Yorkie, Rat, Min Schnauzer, Jack Russel), they have a high prey drive towards other animals.
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Old 09-08-2013, 10:55 AM   #13265
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They make great pets, but like any terrier (Yorkie, Rat, Min Schnauzer), they have a high prey drive towards other animals.
I can't stand terriers. All the ones I've known yip loudly, jump on everything and everyone and are destructive. My MIL's dog ate my carry-on bag, my friend's dog scratches my legs, and my neighbor's dogs follow me along the fence line barking. Give me my sweet, well-trained black Lab any day.

I guess this should go in the petty vent thread :)
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:01 AM   #13266
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You certainly can't argue with personal experience.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:03 AM   #13267
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #13268
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I can't stand terriers. All the ones I've known yip loudly, jump on everything and everyone and are destructive. My MIL's dog ate my carry-on bag, my friend's dog scratches my legs, and my neighbor's dogs follow me along the fence line barking. Give me my sweet, well-trained black Lab any day.

I guess this should go in the petty vent thread :)
Sounds as if your friends' and MIL's terriers were not well trained. Ninety-five percent of inappropriate behaviours in dogs is because the owner has not spent time rewarding the dog for appropriate behaviour. A well-trained black Lab could be a very destructive dog (chewer) without an owner who spent the time training the dog. Dogs don't train themselves. When casting blame, one needs to look at the other end of the leash as well.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #13269
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Sounds as if your friends' and MIL's terriers were not well trained. Ninety-five percent of inappropriate behaviours in dogs is because the owner has not spent time rewarding the dog for appropriate behaviour. A well-trained black Lab could be a very destructive dog (chewer) without an owner who spent the time training the dog. Dogs don't train themselves. When casting blame, one needs to look at the other end of the leash as well.
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I usually dislike little dogs. They yap and bite my ankles. But, once in a while I meet a really nice little dog, who was trained to be a dog.
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:28 AM   #13270
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I usually dislike little dogs. They yap and bite my ankles. But, once in a while I meet a really nice little dog, who was trained to be a dog.
TL we have had that same problem with Teddy. He loves to bite the back of your ankles when he gets excited. So I started using a spray bottle with water in it. He no longer bites ankles. Now we are working on his barking whenever someone is in the hall outside my door. That ones is a hard one. It is a territorial thing for him. A natural reaction to protecting his owner. But he is getting better. He is one stubborn little dog with the attitude of a Great Dane.
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