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: Congratulations - sounds interesting and, more importantly, : fun. Does this mean that you're going to be driving cross- : country with three dogs? God help me, yes.

Oh.My,
thud.
The deja vu is far too much for my freshly healed scars to bear. You have my sincerest sympathies. Keep a journal,avoid Las Vegas and whatever you do,stay AWAY from Gallup,New Mexico!
Not to mention, looking for a place in San Francisco
with three dogs!

Yikes.That won't be easy.You may want to consider going a bit outside of the city.
Good luck though.I love San Francisco.But if you're there in July be sure to pack warm clothes,you'll need them.
Terri

A fight to the death between zombies has a few inherent problems.
: Congratulations - sounds interesting and, more importantly, : fun. Does this mean that you're going to be driving cross- : country with three dogs? God help me, yes. Not to mention, looking for a place in San Francisco with three dogs!

Yikes! I did grad school at UCSF, and it was a pain finding housing with a cat! I did at one point have a roomate with a dog and parrot. We had luck renting in South San Francisco- it wasn't the greatest neighborhood, but the commute wasn't bad, and was walking distance to a small park for the dog to run in.
Congrats on the job.
Mary W.
stay AWAY from Gallup,New Mexico!

If she somehow finds herself in Gallup, NM, there's a damn good chance that she's lost.

Handsome Jack Morrison
*gently remove the detonator to reply by e-mail
Portrait of an "academic":
http://www.nationalreview.com/hanson/hanson200503240801.asp
: Congratulations - sounds interesting and, more : importantly, fun. Does this mean that you're going to be : driving cross- country with three dogs? God help me, yes. Not to mention, looking for a place in San Francisco with three dogs!

Hopefully, because of your new job, you'll have connections. Congratulations!

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
(by the way, I encourage everyone to participate, if you have any questions you can email me or the contact on the site)

What sort of sample size are they looking for, Melanie? I'm pretty sure both my beasts would cooperate, so I'll ... and if the traning & behavior forum is to be believed, plenty of aggression related issues to be studied. Suja

Speaking of Danes (oh, by the way, congratulations, Melanie!), I just visited the site and sent an e-mail offering my participation Saskia is a purebred Dane with a relatively mild but very definite anxiety problem. Katrina
stay AWAY from Gallup,New Mexico!

If she somehow finds herself in Gallup, NM, there's a damn good chance that she's lost.

Yet another (yet secondary) reason not to go near Gallup.

From the travelogues of Terri & Co.
Star date 9.27.03
We have entered the hostile territory of the New Mexico Nebula after having traveled all night in two rigs, each one around
40 feet in legnth.
Arrived in Gallup at 5am. Parked in a parking lot of a motel and next to a field, near an A&T travel center and some railroad tracks. Fell into bed and was awakened at 8am by a knock at the door and the subsequent deafening din of ballistic, barking dogs. (Mojo, the biggest Shep has a bark with a timbre like nothing I've ever heard.)
Stumbled into the dog water in my socks trying to keep the dogs away from the door while Paul put his boots on and went outside. (We figured it was someone asking us to leave but this,as in all cases, was cleared by someone ahead of time before we parked.) Paul was gone for awhile and there was a long conversation out there which I couldn't hear over the din from the dogs. Turns out, it was a panhandler!!
Who knocks on a trailer door to panhandle from obviously road weary looking trailer trash??
As I had only gotten 2 hours of exhausted sleep and now had wet soggy socks on, I was NOT amused.
I peeked out the windows and realized that Gallup was a pretty seedy looking place. I was looking out on a field adjacent to a Love's truckstop that was filled with junk, trash, some furniture, and few bag ladies looking for treasure and folks using the field to traverse from the truck stop to the little store behind us. We were right in the middle of all this activity.
Foul mood still pegged at 10 on the scale, I walked (stomped) over to the truck stop to find some more kindly truckers for some more advice on where to stay to get some sleep.
Got hit up 2 more times on the way over there for gas and food money and when I curtly mentioned that we'd already "given at the office this morning", one woman got indignant and wanted to know who had visited us. (Apparently they're real territorial about their panhandling turf there.)
Couple of more truckers told me 60 miles further east was Grants and another Petro.( I was beginning to become rather fond of Petro at this point.) I already knew they had plenty of parking for truckers and for our long load and showers, a store, restaurant, and laundry facilities.
It was leaving Gallup when I noticed my first sign of many I'd see in New Mexico warning not to pick up hitchhikers,a warning issued by the NM Department of Corrections.

Terri

A fight to the death between zombies has a few inherent problems.
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This is my new gig: http://psych.ucsf.edu/K9BehavioralGenetics/ (by the way, I encourage everyone to participate, if you have any questions you can email me or the contact on the site) I'll be a post-doc in the lab starting in August.

Hey, congratulations! Sounds like a very interesting place to work.

Catherine
& Zoe & Queenie