When I brought Solo home, I had no idea where he'd take me.

He doesn't owe me a thing. I adore Solo, and the fact that he exists is enough compensation for anything that we've gone through together. Besides, a lot of what we've gone through has been really cool.

Solo's made me some excellent new friends, even gotten me a couple of dates (believe it or not), but he outdid himself last fall when he got me a job.
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.
That'll do, Solo! Good boy!

Melanie Lee Chang > Form ever follows function. Departments of Anthropology and Biology >
University of Pennsylvania > Louis Sullivan (Email Removed) >
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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. That'll do, Solo! Good boy!

Congrats on the job. It sounds like it is right up your alley.

Paula
"Anyway, other people are weird, but sometimes they have candy, so it's best to try to get along with them." Joe Bay
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.

Congratulations!!
This is my new gig: http://psych.ucsf.edu/K9BehavioralGenetics/

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

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

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
(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 try to send some samples in. And since Pan has SA, I'll look into getting her pedigree. Don't hold out much hope for that though, since she's pretty ill-bred, and I seriously doubt if she or the sire/dam are registered.

Hope it's okay if I pass this along to the Dane board. Much higher likelihood of getting a really nice sampling within the breed, and if the traning & behavior forum is to be believed, plenty of aggression related issues to be studied.
Suja
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!

Melanie Lee Chang > Form ever follows function. Departments of Anthropology and Biology >
University of Pennsylvania > Louis Sullivan (Email Removed) >
What sort of sample size are they looking for, Melanie?

As big as possible, from any and all dogs. A pedigree is nice, but not necessary. There's a lengthy behavioral questionnaire to fill out.

Solo, Fly, and Skeeter are all in the database already. Dogs make funny faces while you take a cheek swab, kind of like people make when they discover a tiny piece of gravel in their mouthful of spaghetti.

Hope it's okay if I pass this along to the Dane board. Much higher likelihood of getting a really nice sampling within the breed, and if the traning & behavior forum is to be believed, plenty of aggression related issues to be studied.
Please do!

Melanie Lee Chang > Form ever follows function. Departments of Anthropology and Biology >
University of Pennsylvania > Louis Sullivan (Email Removed) >
God help me, yes. Not to mention, looking for a place in San Francisco with three dogs!

Yikes. My understanding is that the situation is better than it was before the .com implosion, but good luck in any event. San Francisco is a great foodie and outdoor recreation city, and there's certainly a lot of dog stuff (and horse stuff, including an advanced 3-day) that goes on in the Bay Area. The trip should be a riot.

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

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
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God help me, yes. Not to mention, looking for a place in San Francisco with three dogs!

Congratulations, Melanie. You'll love living in "The City."

IMO, it's the best city in the world in which to live and work, provided you can afford it.
You'll be working (and probably living) just a long spit from the new ballpark, too, down in China Basin.
I still own a home over in the Marina District, where I'd let you and your dogs live (you'd all lovethe Marina Green!) until you could find more permanent housing, if I could ever get my relatives to move out. But, alas, I can't. I've been trying to that for years. Emotion: sad

Wait until you find out what real estate costs and how high the rent is in San Francisco, even since the dot.com bust.

Hopefully, the university will give you some help with that, otherwise get prepared for sticker shock.
Anyway, good luck in your new job!
PS: Don't throw away any of your "winter" clothes. Emotion: smile

Handsome Jack Morrison
*gently remove the detonator to reply by e-mail
Portrait of an "academic":
http://www.nationalreview.com/hanson/hanson200503240801.asp
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