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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.

FWIW, I mulch when I mow the lawn, so there's no flinging. My dogs also avoid my mower.
So, Rocky and Friday are in the yard while I'm mowing, but they're not close. That said, I'd never have a puppy in the yard, or a dog who didn't understand "vamoose". And I mulch.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
The reason I started out with the dogs in crates, moved to my family and then back again was to ... sleeping, you might as well have left them at the pound in a cage with the other dogs for company.

The problem with that reasoning is that the dog will only be in a cage with other dogs for company for a few days and then it will be dead. I really doubt my dogs would prefer to be dead than crated for a few hours a day. Are you recommending that I have them euthanized or take them back to the shelter instead?

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
Crates aside, because I don't think that we will agree ... the lawn is a curious position for you to have.

FWIW, I mulch when I mow the lawn, so there's no flinging. My dogs also avoid my mower. So, Rocky ... That said, I'd never have a puppy in the yard, or a dog who didn't understand "vamoose". And I mulch.

Last night, I asked Allison (my in-house vet - i.e. our tenant who's a vet interning at Cornell Vet School) about mower-related dog injuries. She told me about a nasty accident last fall where a guy was mowing while his GSD was running around his yard. His GSD was at one point was right in front of the mower, slipped and his front legs went under the mower deck. No broken bones (they were chipped/scraped) but worse the skin, muscle, tendons and all were shredded. The folks at Cornell managed to put it all back together but the GSD's front legs are now fused from elbow to toes.

And for what it's worth. I use a mulching mower and two summers ago, I hit a rock and it ricocheted from under the deck and hit our house - about 10 feet away. Left a dent in the wood siding.
My dogs stay in the house when I mow. I figure it's not like they are missing some sort of terrific experience. While I mow, Pablo spends the time holding down the couch (he excels at that) and Lucy watches me keenly from the window to see if I miss any spots.
Chris, her smoothies and the visiting American Eskimo Pablo, Lucy and little Dakota (who is leaving for Colorado today - we'll miss the cute little ball 'o fluff)
I ended this particular day by seeing the new Star Wars movie, and I'm not depressed. I'm just perplexed.

i haven't seen it yet, but i found with Episode II that if you pretend it's a parody, the movie is actually quite good.

shelly
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American Idol: SURE, I TOTALLY WANT TO LISTEN TO A VAPID TEENYBOPPER SING PERKY SONGS ABOUT SPOUSAL ABUSE AND MURDER. Sheesh. I watched "Lost" instead.

was that not painful? i watched a little bit of it, but ended up turning off the teevee and going to bed.
ObDogs: Found a dog truck - a '95 Dakota.

congrats!

shelly
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i haven't seen it yet, but i found with Episode II that if you pretend it's a parody, the movie is actually quite good.

Episode I offended me. Episode II just disappointed me. Episode III well, apart from about 20 minutes of it near the end, yeah, I kind of felt like I was watching a parody too. It wasn't as bad as I and II, but (contrary to many reviewers) I did think it was worse than Return of the Jedi, and that makes it pretty bad. (My "canon" really consists only of IV and V.)

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