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And you've come to this conclusion after exactly one day of knowing me.

1. I don't "know" you, and
2. You've been here for more than a day. The first time Iresponded to you was on Monday. So, in your vernacular, I guess that would be "literally exactly one day."
Actually, I'm pretty well-known

Uh-huh.
for giving new posters a chance

That's really magnanimous of you. You must be a great person!

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
This from someone who insisted the usage of the word axe* was an *accent

It's called metathesis, actually.
How do you pronounce February? Comfortable? Iron?
and not a mispronunciation of a common everyday word.

It's a little more complicated than that.
Actually, I'm pretty well-known for giving new posters a chance before jumping all over 'em.

Well known were, exactly? Because I don't know you from the man in the moon.
In fact, but for a very few, I'm not much of a
jumper to begin with. I find lots of usenet behavior to be rather juvenile in nature. A bit of good-natured banter back and forth is one thing, but acting like a jr. high snobby clique is another. JMHO td

Shelly
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
And you've come to this conclusion after exactly one day of knowing* me. This from someone who insisted the usage of the word *axe* was an *accent and not a mispronunciation of a common everyday word. Do I detect a bit of PKB?

TD, Mr. Bean (Melinda Shore) is the self-proclaimed World's Smartest Person. She's purportedly been blessed with oodles of "smart genes," or so she claims.
Unfortunately, a good number of them appear to be on the fritz.
Actually, I'm pretty well-known for giving new posters a chance

Not Mr. Bean and Little Miss Shelly, TD.
Think of them as crocodiles, just laying in wait for a stray wildebeast to try and cross the Mara River in Kenya.
before jumping all over 'em.

Yep, that's what they do.
And they both currently have you in their sights, so beware.

If they manage to get you into their "death roll," it's all over but the shouting.
The horror. The horror.

Handsome Jack Morrison
In typical "reality-based" fashion, John Edwards wants you to give up your* SUV, but wants to keep *his 30,000 sq. ft. home, multiple SUVs, ride in private jets, etc. http://www.wlos.com/template/inews wire/wires.regional.nc/22b7034c-www.wlos.com.shtml http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u128/sapguy us/EdwardsHome.jpg

"Reality-based" thinker claims that torturing and killing dogs is no worse than eating at McDonald's! http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2007/08/25/lawrence-odonnell-compares-killing-dogs-catc...

Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week - October 22-26. Be there, or be square. http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=782CE43A-F940-4F85-A13A-08CF7750A063

This* is the *real reason why the "reality-based" community pushes global-warming hysteria. To push you around and take your money. Senator Dingell now wants a cap on the Mortgage Interest Deduction! http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/dingell wants c.php

Freakin' Democrats.
"Reality-based" community clamors for housing bailout (at taxpayer's expense, of course). http://michellemalkin.com/2007/08/24/the-democrat-clamor-for-a-housing-bailout /

The "reality-based" community: Hopelessly Devoted to Failure. http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Mjc2NGM4NTBmYmUwYzRkYzNmMGVkMWZhYjU5ZjEzNDE =

Why "liberal" doesn't quite fit:
"In the short term, this reflects the failure of the Republican Party to secure its hard-won victories. In the longer term, this may provide a new opportunity for the heirs to authentic liberalism - today's conservatives - as they often thrive when lovers of big government, by whatever name they go by, overreach." http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2007/08/why-liberal-doe.html

"The main proponents of 'universal coverage' want to throw more money at the current health care system, which strikes me as unwise. I believe that the 'universal coverage' mantra is dysfunctional for the same reason that 'more money for public schools' is a dysfunctional mantra for education. When your current approach is digging you into a hole, the sensible thing to do is not to dig faster. It is to stop digging." http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=080607B
I would suggest you always keep the pup on a long leash when at the dog park.

This is a really, really, really, really BAD idea (Yes, really!). IME,

Restrained dogs tend to behave differently when greeting other dogs than unrestrained dogs, and especially in a dog park like setting, tends to make the leashed dog feel uncomfortable/nervous when faced with a bunch of unrestrained dogs. One of the things we tell newbies whose dogs are cowering or getting snappy at the other end of a leash inside a dog park is to let the dog go (of course, that depends on the dog, and we are careful to restrain our dogs until new dog has explored a bit and is more settled in).

It would be dangerous for other dogs and people to have this dog drag around a leash that can get tangled, and can lead to serious injuries to both man and beast. I have seen dogs be clotheslined by flexis (for instance, when the owners are about to leave the dog park), and it's not pretty.

Dogs get excited when other dogs are playing, and a dog on-leash, with limited options (can't fully join in play) can get frustrated and learn really bad habits like lunging and pulling
Suja
And you've come to this conclusion after exactly one day ... a common everyday word. Do I detect a bitof PKB?

TD, Mr. Bean (Melinda Shore) is the self-proclaimed World's Smartest Person. She's purportedly been blessed with oodles of "smart genes,"

I'm thinkin' perhaps she's put on a bit of weight and out-grown those genes. Emotion: wink
or so she claims.

key words.
Unfortunately, a good number of them appear to be on the fritz.

Actually, I'm pretty well-known for giving new posters a chance

Not Mr. Bean and Little Miss Shelly, TD.

We have a few of those on other lists. They try to run off new posters. It comes across as 'not up to any sort of competition, better to get rid of 'em before they might decide to hang around.' When I see that happening on another group I'm on, I go out of my way to welcome* the new poster and point out *we* aren't all like *the others*. It's a basically *friendly group with a few bitches lurking in the bushes waiting to pounce.
Think of them as crocodiles, just laying in wait for a stray wildebeast to try and cross the Mara River in Kenya.

Ah, croc's, good visual! Thanks!
before jumping all over 'em.

Yep, that's what they do. And they both currently have you in their sights, so beware. If they manage to get you into their "death roll," it's all over but the shouting. The horror. The horror.

LOL If they aren't careful, they could be lumped in with the kooks. Resulting in a nomination for 'kook of the month' over on alt usenet kooks.

It's funny though, most of the people I run into in REAL LIFE that share a love of animals, certainly don't behave at all like these. Most of my real life friends also happen to be animal lovers. There is a certain friendliness in creature people.
td
Handsome Jack Morrison In typical "reality-based" fashion, John Edwards wants you to give **** SUV, but wants to keep his 30,000 sq. ft. home, multiple SUVs, ride in private jets, etc.

http://www.wlos.com/template/inews wire/wires.regional.nc/22b7034c-www.wlos.com.shtml
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u128/sapguy us/EdwardsHome.jpg "Reality-based" thinker claims that torturing and killing dogs is no worsethan eating at McDonald's!

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2007/08/25/lawrence-odonnell-compares-killing-dogs-catc...
Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week - October 22-26. Be there, or be square.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=782CE43A-F940-4F85-A13A-08CF7750A063
This* is the *real reason why the "reality-based" community pushesglobal-warming hysteria. To push you around and take your money. Senator Dingell now wants a cap onthe Mortgage Interest Deduction! http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/dingell wants c.php Freakin' Democrats. "Reality-based" community clamors for housing bailout (at taxpayer'sexpense, of course).

http://michellemalkin.com/2007/08/24/the-democrat-clamor-for-a-housing-bailout /
The "reality-based" community: Hopelessly Devoted to Failure.

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Mjc2NGM4NTBmYmUwYzRkYzNmMGVkMWZhYjU5ZjEzNDE =
We have a 5-month old 50 pound lab and an 8-year old neighbor boy who love to play, wrestle, roll ... dog at bay, to sit and all that but other kids are still vulnerable. Any/all suggestions much appreciated. Dave Perry

First I'd leash the dog.
then i'd enlist the neighbor boys help train the dog to SIT for pets before wrestling.
TD, Mr. Bean (Melinda Shore) is the self-proclaimed World's Smartest Person. She's purportedly been blessed with oodles of "smart genes,"

I'm thinkin' perhaps she's put on a bit of weight and out-grown those genes. Emotion: wink

Actually, she's a scrawny, ugly little ***.
Resembling a Tasmanian Devil, but worse.
Unfortunately, a good number of them appear to be on the fritz. Not Mr. Bean and Little Miss Shelly, TD.

We have a few of those on other lists. They try to run off new posters.

They aren't trying to run off new posters, TD, they just can't help themselves from being who they really are - snobs and bitches.

And worse.
Think of them as crocodiles, just laying in wait for a stray wildebeast to try and cross the Mara River in Kenya.

Ah, croc's, good visual! Thanks!

Or piranha.
The horror. The horror.

LOL If they aren't careful, they could be lumped in with the kooks. Resulting in a nomination for 'kook of the month' over on alt usenet kooks.

Well, they definitely are kooks, if folks with personality disorders are included in that category, and I think they are.
It's funny though, most of the people I run into in REAL LIFE that share a love of animals, certainly ... Most of my real life friends also happen to be animal lovers. There is a certain friendliness in creature people.

It's just a hunch, but I doubt that either one of them acts this way in real life.
Otherwise someone would surely have shot them by now.

Handsome Jack Morrison
Some "consensus," eh?
"Less Than Half of all Published Scientists Endorse Global Warming Theory" http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&ContentRecord id=b35c36a3-802a-23ad-46ec-6880767e7966

"They're very excitable, these Democrats."
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=22161
In typical "reality-based" fashion, John Edwards wants you to give up your* SUV, but wants to keep *his 30,000 sq. ft. home, multiple SUVs, ride in private jets, etc. http://www.wlos.com/template/inews wire/wires.regional.nc/22b7034c-www.wlos.com.shtml http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u128/sapguy us/EdwardsHome.jpg

This* is the *real reason why the "reality-based" community pushes global-warming hysteria. To push you around and take your money. Senator Dingell now wants a cap on the Mortgage Interest Deduction! http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/08/dingell wants c.php

Freakin' Democrats.
The "reality-based" community: Hopelessly Devoted to Failure. http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Mjc2NGM4NTBmYmUwYzRkYzNmMGVkMWZhYjU5ZjEzNDE =

Why "liberal" doesn't quite fit:
"In the short term, this reflects the failure of the Republican Party to secure its hard-won victories. In the longer term, this may provide a new opportunity for the heirs to authentic liberalism - today's conservatives - as they often thrive when lovers of big government, by whatever name they go by, overreach." http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2007/08/why-liberal-doe.html

"The main proponents of 'universal coverage' want to throw more money at the current health care system, which strikes me as unwise. I believe that the 'universal coverage' mantra is dysfunctional for the same reason that 'more money for public schools' is a dysfunctional mantra for education. When your current approach is digging you into a hole, the sensible thing to do is not to dig faster. It is to stop digging." http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=080607B
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Happily none of mine will have to participate in that. In fact, right now Nellie is getting extra meals because when I switched over to raw she dropped weight and I can't get it back on. I know they'll be healthier on this, and until she dropped a bit too much weight she definitely looked better, but it's frustrating while still in the tweaking stages.
OTOH this is the first time I've been able to maintain Shy at a good weight. She's always been a struggle, but now she's in perfect weight, especially important for a vet dog.
Hope
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