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or not... [Jun. 9th, 2004|12:45 am]
Just me.
yesterday I posted:
3) I got a big bunch of yardwork done this weekend, like the responsible homo-wner I am. I have a lilac tree now. yay.

Let me amend that. I had a lilac tree, but thanks to Elzar and some strategic digging and chewing, I now have a gallon-sized hole and a bunch of twigs. After the peeing inside and slipper-easting episode, I thought leaving him outside while I was at work was a better idea. whoops.

Went to the post office today to find it will be closed Friday for Federal Day of Mourning, which seems odd. As the post office is unionized and is getting a paid holiday out of this, I wonder if it would have made The Gipper mad to know his death would result in a three-day weekend for them. Also, I wish that somehow, the air-traffic controllers got a holiday as well.

Instead of a 40 ouncer, I propose we pour some ketchup on the ground for Ronnie.
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[User Picture]From: redmenace
2004-06-09 05:31 am (UTC)
Careful! You might sicken people with your Reagan jokes!
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[User Picture]From: shadesofautumn
2004-06-09 07:41 am (UTC)
whatever, Jimmy.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-06-09 11:34 am (UTC)

denied!

I'm unauthorized to view that- is it about me? heh.
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[User Picture]From: redmenace
2004-06-09 02:05 pm (UTC)

Re: denied!

nah, just somebody whining about how unseemly it is to be happy that fucker died.
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[User Picture]From: shadesofautumn
2004-06-10 05:38 am (UTC)

Re: denied!

whatever, I'm allowed to be sick of the "ding dong the witch is dead!" attitude. I wasn't whining about it.
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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2004-06-11 01:08 am (UTC)

Re: denied!

Of course we shouldn't be happy. It's unfortunate that he's no longer suffering.
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From: ex_futch238
2004-06-15 10:39 am (UTC)

BRAVO!

As always Lemur sees through to the ultimate truth!
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[User Picture]From: puddinhed
2004-06-09 06:33 am (UTC)
get him into obedience NOW (not that stupid petsmart crap, either--a good school) and earn you some leadership. it worked for us, finally, and thyla no longer eats everything in her path. do it.
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[User Picture]From: erikred
2004-06-09 07:53 am (UTC)
Instead of a 40 ouncer, I propose we pour some ketchup on the ground for Ronnie.

Nah, we're already putting one vegetable into the ground this weekend.
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[User Picture]From: rdiamond
2004-06-09 09:57 am (UTC)
Yeah, badiamond works at Nasa, and they're getting the day off too. They're actually locking contractors out of the building that day. Unfortunately, they aren't moving the Monday deadline on the project she's been working on these last two weeks.

Your tax dollars at work, ladies and gentlemen.
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[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2004-06-09 10:22 am (UTC)

Well, you know what he said...

St. Ronald used to say, "It's a good thing we don't get all the government we pay for."

I suppose he'd say, paying government employees not to work on Friday is better than letting them work as usual...
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-06-09 12:49 pm (UTC)

hot members of Congress?

well, according to a certain vacation prank, I apparently think Bill Frist is pretty hot.






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[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2004-06-09 11:35 am (UTC)

Like the man said...

Well, you know what P.J. said: "Republicans say government doesn't work, then they get elected and prove it."
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[User Picture]From: treebyleaf
2004-06-09 10:47 am (UTC)

Oh.

You're raising him without a crate-cave?
Maybe you want to reconsider?
I am a big fan of crates, maybe because with my whacked neurology, I, too, deeply appreciate the psychological comfort of small, secure spaces.

Obediance training will, of course, improve your overall ability to communicate with him, and get him to cooperate with you while you are there... but what he's doing while you are there isn't exactly the problem right now.

If I'm following you correctly: he adores you, he follows you around everywhere while you're home, and when you aren't there he occupies himself destructively. That's not the same pattern as a dog who just doesn't know what is and isn't a toy; it's the pattern of separation anxiety.

Time for one book? Myrna Milani's _The Weekend Dog_, beats out anything else by a mile and a half, because it isn't an idealized how-to, it's just information on how dogs and people live together and the consequences.
If you want to look at a training specific book after _The Weekend Dog_, I really recommend Job Michael Evans, Carol Benjamin, and Matty Margolis.
I also think you'd really appreciate Roger Caras's _A Dog is Listening_, an extensive and tender examination of how a dog perceives the world.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2004-06-09 11:39 am (UTC)

Re: Oh.

Thanks for the book title advice- have "weekend dog" on my desk right now to check out.

It's hard to know if this is "normal" for him or not, as I'm currently housesitting another dog as well for 3 days. she's 6 years old and well behaved, but they play together really vigourously and I'm thinking maybe he's getting "riled up" because he has company. But I have a crate (the one I shipped him on the plane in) and will start trying this as soon as the other dog is out of my house.
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