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Mark Shaw (Email Removed) said in
Looking at the longer term, I'm seeing senior engineering being mostly either contracted or offshored. I think if I can ... work a possibility - either that, or (depending on my financial situation) go into teaching. Or back behind the bar.

Or open a dog daycare!

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Good luck! Hopefully, the time will pass quickly and you'll be back to those long, painless walks in no time.

Thanks, Shelly. My range of motion increases daily, and I am up to 18 minute walks. Plus, I can walk Maximilian with no trouble whatsoever!

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the Pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico
Good luck! Hopefully, the time will pass quickly and you'll be back to those long, painless walks in no time.

Thanks, Shelly. My range of motion increases daily, and I am up to 18 minute walks. Plus, I can walk Maximilian with no trouble whatsoever!

Now we know why you needed a little dog!
Seriously, I hope you recover quickly and you train your dogs to pamper you in the meantime!

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
Thanks, Shelly. My range of motion increases daily, and I am up to 18 minute walks. Plus, I can walk Maximilian with no trouble whatsoever!

Now we know why you needed a little dog!

Everyone needs a little featherweight guy in their lives.
Seriously, I hope you recover quickly and you train your dogs to pamper you in the meantime!

They don't seem to be doing much pampering, but they constantly entertain me. And just this morning, Zoe started playing with Max (she had resisted his invitations to that point) and it was cute-a-rama! For one thing, they played bitey-face on their backs. I don't believe I've ever seen that before (with both dogs on their backs, that is).

I knew he would win her over eventually. He is almost frighteningly charming.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the Pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico
I knew he would win her over eventually. He is almost frighteningly charming.

Boy, did she ever make him work for it! Glad to hear that she has finally succumbed to Max's charms. I imagine there will be much entertainment to be enjoyed henceforth.

Shelly (Warning: see label for details)
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
I guess I spoke too soon when I said my dogs do not get anything off of the counter top.
I had a bag of bacon flavored treats in the heavy plastic with the Zip Lock seal sitting too close to the edge I guess. Soo Jubal Early snagged it and because he was too lazy to gnaw thru the bag he brought it to me to open. What friggin nerve!! Of course I opened it for him and everyone had one..I am sure he will never do that again.
Be Free..Judy
I guess I spoke too soon when I said my dogs do not get anything off of the counter top.

I'm really lucky I have dogs that barely take stuff off the ground, never mind the counter top.
ATM, I have an open bag of their dog food, and my PFD order (mostly treats and another bag of dog food) both sitting on the floor. Although both dogs know it's there, and have expressed interest in it, neither have touched anything.
Suja
I had a bag of bacon flavored treats in the heavy plastic with the Zip Lock seal sitting too close ... because he was too lazy to gnaw thru the bag he brought it to me to open. What friggin nerve!!

That's a Bully for you. Nerve, they have, in great quantity.

Elliott was Perfect. For years he never, ever trash picked or counter-surfed. When I got Harriet, she taught him how. Of course, she always got blamed, until one day, I actually saw Elliott take a PB&J sandwich off the counter and hide it in Harriet's crate. He was meticulous about covering it with her blanket, so no one would see it. I was gobsmacked.

It was a pretty clever plan for him to have thought up on his own. I attribute his higher reasoning skills to his Chowy half. Alas, he didn't think it through quite well enough, because Harriet found the sandwich, and promptly ate it.
Of course I opened it for him and everyone had one..I am sure he will never do that again.

Actually, I don't think that's a bad thing to teach him to bring you stuff instead of just tearing into it himself.

Shelly (Warning: see label for details)
http://www.cat-sidh.net (the Mother Ship)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
I knew he would win her over eventually. He is almost frighteningly charming.

Boy, did she ever make him work for it! Glad to hear that she has finally succumbed to Max's charms. I imagine there will be much entertainment to be enjoyed henceforth.

Well, this morning he seemed to be sending a message "you can't have me just whenever you want to." It's a change in their relationship, and I guess negotiation is necessary.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the Pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico
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