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Apparently he's either human or having a bad day.

damn those clumsy clay feets.
I'm hoping for a bad day.

aw, i'm sorry. you must be having an even worse time than i am, if you're actively hoping for a bad day.

shelly
http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com /
http://letters-to-esther.blogspot.com / (updated 4/3/05)
I'm probably one of "The Regulars" who eat people alive, so my opinion doesn't count.

what i want to know is how certain folks who have been posting here for years are exempted from being "regulars." how, exactly, does that work?
Isn't it funny how some people can lie, plagiarize, harass, and be absolutely vicious, and it's OK?

i think it's because some people have their tin-foil beanies on too tight.
I abhor hypocrisy, especially when it's cute.

it's passive aggressive and there's nothing cute about it. ugh.

shelly
http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
http://cat-sidh.blogspot.com /
http://letters-to-esther.blogspot.com / (updated 4/3/05)
Hello fellow Canadian. I am a programmer. Programmers are well known for bad spelling, bad writing, bad grammer, etc... I hated English in school. But I will defend my post. The switch between crate, jail and box was to make a comparison between the technical term "crate" and a jail. I also used box becuase my English teacher used to tell me to never use the same word over and over again, it gets boring.

The reason I started out with the dogs in crates, moved to my family and then back again was to demonstrate that the same thinking that goes into deciding to have kids should be used when you decide to get a pet. If you plan on getting a pet to leave in a cage 8-12 hours a day while you are at work and then another 8 hours per day while you are sleeping, you might as well have left them at the pound in a cage with the other dogs for company.
I'll take fault for that one though, writing and getting my point across legibly is not my strength. Once again I think it is a programmer thing. As far as the position of the post. My bad.

I do have to give you kudos though. Leaving your dog in the room with the crate, IMHO is much better. It is all about choice, even for a dog. I have temporary cardboard boxes for my dogs. If I put the dogs in the boxes, they never stay in. But in the middle of the night, sometimes they go in, sometimes they decide to sprawl out on their backs on the floor or the bed. But that is another story.
I can't be that bad of an owner. My dogs have never cowered to me. They have never been hit. My dogs follow me everywhere. While getting ready for bed I will get up and down a half dozen times. I feel bad for them. They just get comfee and I get up and they follow me to the bathroom. They watch intently as I pee and then they follow me back to bed. They just get comfee again and I get up to have a smoke. They follow me out and watch as I have a smoke. Then follow me back to bed. I know I have been up and down too much when they look at me like "What Again!!!" and just plunk their head down and don't follow.
Last weekend I was mowing my lawn and trimming the weeds for the first time since the pups were old enough to go out (Canada eh). They were following me very interested in the lawn mower and the weed wacker. I kept thinking, in this instance, perhaps a little fear wouldn't be a bad thing. I kept an eye on them, but my main worry was a rock flying out of the lawn mower. For some reason Champ, the dopey of the two pups, seemed to love the opening that the grass shoots out of. I wish I had a camera, no mater how much I shooed him away from the opening, he was covered in grass clippings.
@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:
Last weekend I was mowing my lawn and trimming the weeds for the first time since the pups were old ... had a camera, no mater how much I shooed him away from the opening, he was covered in grass clippings.

Crates aside, because I don't think that we will agree on that, having your dogs walking loose while you are mowing the lawn is a curious position for you to have. You are worried about people leaving their dogs in a crate for 8-12 hours a day (which responsible dog owners wouldn't do anyways) and yet you allow them to roam loose while you mow the lawn. There are far too many ways for a dog to get injured around a lawn mower for me to feel comfortable. Personally, whenever I mow the lawn, Moogli is inside and I make sure that my wife knows to not let him out until I have come in and told her that I am finished.

Marcel and Moogli
http://mudbunny.blogspot.com /
Last weekend I was mowing my lawn and trimming the weeds for the first time since the pups were old ... had a camera, no mater how much I shooed him away from the opening, he was covered in grass clippings.

and you're accusing others of doing things not in the best interest of their dogs? DOGS, like CHILDREN, belong INDOORS when power lawn equipment is in use.

Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
P.S. Before I get flammed, Champ was several feet away from the opening of the lawn mower. I wasn't letting him get any closer or letting him stick his nose in there. Unless you are perfectly clear in this group, people seem to assume the worse.
in thread Marcel Beaudoin (Email Removed) whittled the following words:
@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:

Last weekend I was mowing my lawn and trimming the ... away from the opening, he was covered in grass clippings.

Crates aside, because I don't think that we will agree on that, having your dogs walking loose while you are ... my wife knows to not let him out until I have come in and told her that I am finished.

I've never had a dog have an issue with a lawn mower. They always stay well away from any flying rocks to have any danger. I like having them with me. I've had dogs with me mowing lawns for 40+ years, and never had one injured from mowing yet. Not that I think you are wrong, especially with a toy like moogli.
I just really don't think he's being a bad owner if it's not an issue.
in thread "John Casey" whittled the following words:
P.S. Before I get flammed, Champ was several feet away from the opening of the lawn mower. I wasn't letting ... him stick his nose in there. Unless you are perfectly clear in this group, people seem to assume the worse.

Now you are catching on. That they do!
If they can demean you, make you look stupid, and feel like an inferior dog owner, they certainly will. It empowers them. Some posters are worse than others.
I've never had a dog have an issue with a lawn mower. They always stay well away from any flying ... with a toy like moogli. I just really don't think he's being a bad owner if it's not an issue.

For me it is a safety issue. I don't care if it was Moogli, or the GSD down the street or the Bernese Mountain dog across the road. If I am mowing the lawn, I do not want a dog wandering around the yard. There is no way that I would allow a child to wander around when I am mowing the lawn, and there is no way that I will allow a dog to wander around when i am mowing the lawn.

Marcel and Moogli
http://mudbunny.blogspot.com /
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