On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 21:41:36 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
I like a good debate. You are very rigid on this subject and I can't
say I blame you because when the neighbor cat stalks the wild birds I
get annoyed. Or one time we accidentally trapped it in our garage for
a very long day in extremely high heat. I was not angry or annoyed at
the cat, but at the a-hole owners who let the cat roam without care.
So, I'm going to return to my other subjects of interest and I truly
hope it gets resolved for you.
On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 03:52:38 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
Witches don't DO bad mojo. That's a myth. They'd certainly never do
that to an animal. I know you're joking, but all one has to watch is
any of those animal cop shows to see clearly how animals are so abused
it tears your heart out.
It's never the fault of the animal.
It's the fault of the people who choose to *have* animals in places they
don't belong. If you lived in a neighborhood of 1/8th acre lots and your
neighbor came home from somewhere with a dozen hogs as pets, this point
would be clearly illustrated.
On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 14:06:12 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
Look, I watch the Dog Whisper every week. It's always the fault of
the dogs owner. Why would anyone buy a boarder collie if they live in
the city? The poor dog needs a job and is bred to do the job. So
when the dog tries to round up the family, children, snapping at their
ankles, they bring the poor thing to the pound. So, the dog is dead
because anyone knowing anything would never buy a border collie in the
People are very ignorant. My point is, so am I in certain areas.
It's my job to educate myself on my own mind. We can go around and
around, but you know damn well if someone came home with a dozen hogs
(I adore pigs) the deed restrictions set up by the city would prevent
that from happening in city limits. So, c'mon.
This is true. People who want a border collie should first be required to
meet with someone knowledgable about the breed. They should have to sit
through a video of these dogs doing their thing, and be asked a dozen times
"Is this what you want, 24x7, 365 days a year?"
A relative on my wife's side had a border collie. She called its behavior
"exuberant". One day, we went to this woman's home for dinner. I came
straight from work, in a business suit. Her dog leapt onto the jacket, got
its claws caught in the outer pocket, fell, and tore the entire left panel
off the jacket. Too bad it was a Hickey-Freeman suit. It cost the woman some
major money to replace the jacket. But, as the dog came tearing through the
house toward us, she said "Oh look how happy she is to see you!"
On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 16:05:39 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
This is why I am cloistered away in my house most of the time. It
cuts down on the amount of aggrivation I have. I limit my aggrivation
to people who actually matter so I can work on my mind to quiet that
part of me down.
My sister in law bought a Veeshla (it is misspelled I'm lazy) and the
dog is a completely hyper active ping pong ball. She jumps on
everyone and behaves like a nutcase.
My SIL went on vacation and I volunteered to watch the dog for two
weeks and not one time did this dog act like a nutcase. Obviously it
was the owner who has the negative energy the dog reacts to. Now SIL
is divorced and the dog is locked in a room a lot of the time and she
hates the dog. I offered to take her, but she said her kids couldn't
live without her. Huh? IT'S A DOG! So torture the poor animal.
Yeah, that's nice.
On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 20:50:07 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
I don't think in this case that is true, but I will say they got this
particular breed because it was some sort of status shit. The puppy
cost them 1500 dollars because she was sired by some big poobah show
dog. Clearly, the reason NOT to buy a dog. I feel so bad for this
poor thing, but we now have a parrot and that breed is a hunting dog
who points at birds and she is lightening fast like a greyhound!
I'll take squirrels any time. I can't believe anyone pays money to go to a
circus and see high-wire tricks done by a bunch of wimps who need safety
nets, when all they have to do is sit in the back yard and see squirrels
defying all known laws of physics all day long. Amazing.
You can say this about any large or medium sized breed. According to
your logic everyone in the city should stick to small yap yap dogs. I
live in a very congested city area with no yard at all and have two BCs,
one 11 and a new Blue Merle puppy. The nice thing about BCs is that
since they are the smartest dog there is they can be trained easily and
can adapt to their environment far easier than any other breed. With
any breed of dog if the owner doesn't assert themselves as pack leader
then the dog will have problems -- and BCs will especially have problems
if the owner doesn't clamp down on them hard because then they think
they can get away with things. Too many people treat their dogs like
children and that's what causes problems -- not because they live in a
congested city environment.
There are plenty of tasks for BCs to do in the city.
There are very few pure bred BCs at the pound or on petfinder.com (in
fact there were none on petfinder.com the last I looked). BCs are very
The point is this, Jen: The parent installs the locks because they address
one of the requirements for being a good parent: Keeping the baby from harm.
Therefore, the parent's behavior has changed because of the presence of the
The dog owner's behavior changes because of the dog, too. The dog needs
exercise. The dog needs "bathrooms". If the dog didn't exist, the problem
with their waste products would not exist.
Now, before you respond as I know you want to, consider this: All urban and
suburban areas have laws regarding what types of animals we can have on our
Because of an erroneous group of words: "I'm a good dog owner". Even the
"good" ones walk around causing problems. We have a couple of strays here.
Guess where they sniff around to take a dump? Exactly where the "good" dog
owners cleaned up after their pets. So, the "good" people are setting up
their neighbors for more annoyances.
Does the dog owner leave the house with the dog intentionally, or is the dog
owner somehow unaware of his/her actions? I think that qualifies as
Huh? What a strange idea.
Dog owners knowingly walking the dog down the street, watching it
dump a big pile of shit on the public footpath, and then then
consciously proceeding along? Without even thinking of cleaning
I'm sure that they don't even know that it happened. And they
cannot be expected to deal with such esoteric ideas. Such as
your personal, idiosyncratic displeasure with the dog shit piles.
I mean, really... Perhaps next you will suggest that cigarette
smokers have some kind of responsibility or control over where
their butts magically land?
Don't you comprehend? These things just "Happen" all by
themselves. Haven't you ever heard that saying -
You are so judgmental for implying otherwise.
Get Credit Where Credit Is Due
once dog has finished having a dump dog owner can pick up poop in a plastic
bag, take it home and throw under hedge as fertiliser. Streets stay clean,
poop gets used as it should be (fertiliser) and hedge benefits from a nice
feed once poop breaks down.
There I was, whinging about people leaving their dogs' shit-piles
on the footpath.
And then, what did I see, right next to the footpath, less than a
metre from the stairs to my place?
A used condom.
At least I hope it didn't involve a dog.
And this is a decent suburb... grumble, grumble...
Sometimes, they walk for 15 minutes and never realize their dog's crapping
on someone else's lawn. I admit that it's confusing, since houses come in so
many different colors and have different cars in the driveway. One's head
can end up in a swirl of details, impossible to organize. How is one to know
that they've left their own property? Perhaps some sort of electronic
device, you know?
Oh good, Joe's got his sense of humor back
The Seizure has past.........
Hey wait a minute, you might have a solution here:
How about a long tether/leash for the Human.
Attach little tags at the interval that each house occurs:
Joe's house is 60' so the tag is RED-no potty here
then at 120 feet, Sue's house-GREEN, potty OK
BLUE might be Number 1 OK, Number 2 not ok
Yes life is difficult. I was about to send you a Gopher,
so you could see what destruction it can cause
While sitting on patio, watched entire Peruvian Scilla
pulled underground. Bottom half of Cannas eaten.
I think its a female about to become a mother. I can send
you a few if you like. Now there's another solution: trained
gopher pulls plant underground just as dog pees!
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