Yes. I think that all dogs should be banned, unconditionally and that
includes pets, so called "service dogs", police/military dogs, etc. No
Perhaps you are one of the 1% or so of dog owners who properly trains
and contains their filthy, noisy, dangerous animals. Unfortunately the
99% do not. The 99% let their filthy, noisy, dangerous animals roam and
crap on other people's property, attack children, bark 24x7 and destroy
the quality of life for the whole neighborhood which is audio trespass
as far as I'm concerned.
The 99% should be 1% but it certainly isn't. The reality is that it is
indeed far closer to 99% who fail to contain their filthy, noisy,
dangerous animals. Keep your dogs and their noise pollution off my
Maybe where you live. My dog's nick name is happy dog in the
neighborhood, he never bothers any one or any other dogs.
My dog has license tag on his collar which is 36.00 a year being neutered.
He goes to free run park twice a day, fed best dog food, visit
vet. once every year. He takes bath every 3 months with nail trims.
He is clean and quiet. No reason to bark and
bother other people. Any way all neighbors have a dog or two, 7 house
Cul-de-Sac. So it all depends. My dog is trained, it knows my hand
signal and verbal commands. Also think about service dogs, military,
police dogs. Dog is man's best friend. In a city with 1 mil. population
we have 1/4 mil. licensed dogs and who knows how many cats and
Sure, makes a lot of sense: have the dog defend the back yard instead of the house.
Our first house was in kind of a rough area. We lived there for 3+ years, with our dogs. Never
had a break-in. Sold the house to a couple that didn't own a dog. Six weeks later, they had
I'd never live in a neighborhood where the houses were close enough
together for your gas explosion to damage my house anyway. There is no
gas service at all where I am, just LP tanks for some folks. I have a
dual fuel stove with 5 LP burners up top and electric ovens. I feed it
with a 20# BBQ size LP tank and have a gas detector in the area in case
there is a leak. The detector should detect a leak, and even if I'm
away, 20# max of LP limits the potential damage vs. an unlimited nat gas
As for cats vs. dogs, this afternoon I was leaning back in my office
chair and Sophie hopped up on my lap. Not content with my lap, she
climbed up and curled up under my chin purring up a storm. It was a
lovely hour plus nap.
..fed best dog food...
I'm embarassed to say that my oldest sister feeds her dog ground sirloin
She spends a Saturday afternoon frying up 5 pounds of the stuff and
mixing it with chopped veggies. The dogs go nutz over it. My sister is
married and her husband has two daughters from a previous marriage, but
she has no children of her own. Both her and her husband have good
paying jobs so they travel a lot, and feed their Brussels Griffins
ground sirloin hamburger.
I believe a well trained dog is a happy dog. He knows what he's
supposed to do and does it on his master's command, and that makes both
dog and master happy.
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs consider
us as equals."
- Sir Winston Churchill
It's great she cooks that food, but according to our veterinarian, dog
diets REQUIRE more fat, which they digest incredibly better than humans.
something like 40% content [from memory] So, she is feeding her dogs well,
but may be starving them of their necessary fats.
But if she goes that route, she should get range, organic beef, with NO
hormones [all the toxins accumulate in an animal's fat]; and ask her
butcher for some slabs of fat to grind into that sirloin to get the fat
levels up. Most of that fat is returned/sold to rendering plants, so most
butchers don't mind using it up into a product. probably downgrade the
Veterinarain recommended adding garlic and onions. For some reason our dog
loved a dash of garlic salts in that cooked mess. He was one of the first
new breed, called coton(sp?) Their fur is like white cotton and mats up if
you don't keep at it. Incredibly intelligent, great indoor lap dogs, They
don't think they're a dog, and they don't smell like a dog. Cats didn't
even notice him, because he didn't think like a dog, nor smell like a dog,
so they accepted him.
hey, thanks for that article. I should have said garlic salt. where the
garlic enzymes are destroyed.
I can attest to the 'bad' effects of garlic, Both Ms. Macy and I are
allergic to garlic. Besides extremely repugnant smell to garlic dishes;
she is so allergic that her larynx seizes shut and she can't breathe,
until sufficient time for the reaction to pass. However, if the garlic is
'dehydrated' not the same parallysis, rather just repugnant odor is in the
At an Italian friend's restaurant he hosted a spaghetti dinner for some
political supporters [us included] He knew we were allergic to garlic so
prepared our dishes all sans garlic, making them delicious. All through
the meal everyone at our table would take jibes at us, murmuring,
"allergic to garlic, ridiculous" however, after 45 minutes everybody at
our table was clearing their throats with a raspy, 'ahem' Where we got the
last laugh pointing out to them that THAT is the allergic reaction kicking
in affecting their larynx's(sp?) and breathing passages. Then we got to
duplicate the NY sounding Godfather's voice [raspy, breathy] proclaiming
how garlic never hurt me. HA!
From memory, the Japanese refer to the Koreans as, Garlic Eaters, to put
them down. In defense of all the garlic eaters out there; I had a Sicilian
friend who when he ate garlic actually smelled like cellery on him.
Absolutely amazing. However he was normal weight/thin and did die of heart
One time when my sisters and I were kids, we gave our dog some chewing
gum and had a great laugh watching him try to chew it with his meat
Cycle, our dog, just got frustrated trying to chewing it up and just
swallowed it. We didn't give him any more after that because we were
scared it might not break down in his stomach, and might plug up his
butt hole. We were scared he might have to have an operation to get
that chewing gum out of him, but it apparantly did him no harm. He
pooped it out just like everything else we fed him.
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