Since it's not the parents responsibility to inform the
sitter of the dog's chewing? I suspect that selfish doctors
also have high power lawyers, and that could be even more
expensive to the sitter.
I sense the dog is as badly neglected as the kids. Doing in
the dog is only treating a symptom.
I doubt very seriously that the wonderful young woman as described by
her mother would do such a horrible thing. I would simply get a radio
controlled electric shock training collar to put on the dog when the
parents are gone. She could watch the children and train the dog at
the same time. *snicker*
My daughter used to baby sit as well. She is a doctor now.
Anyhow, that was 75.00 lesson and don't ever she baby sit their kids
or you become their patient. I don't like people like that.
When our kids grow up wife stayed home postponing her career advancement
in nursing. After kids were in Jr. high she went back to work. If they
are decent people damage should be paid for. If the dog chew one of
their shoes, they more likely would blame your daughter
We have had two dogs that chewed a lot - one a puppy that outgrew the
habit and one an adopted female dog with other bad habits. The adult
also liked to run off and with small children in and out often, she
would bolt when they opened the door. She was a really sweet dog, but
being a pointer, she wanted to be IN the water, no matter where :o) If
I had a dog with bad habits, I would emphasize it to guests or sitters.
Schnauzers bark like mad at guests until guests bend over and pet
them. Had two that did that, but their bark is piercing and it is not a
"pet me" sound. As a factory nurse, I did a dressing change once for a
guy with a dog bite on his calf. While I was changing the dressing, he
remarked, "I knew I should have petted that dog." I asked him what kind
of dog. Schnauzer. S's also do not like physical contact - snapped at
kids twice while they were playing and wrestling. Poodles are vastly
different...ours would sit down and pose every time we had a camera in hand.
When our dog was a puppy, he pooped in the doorway to my daughter's BR.
My daughter woke up and half asleep walked out of the room in bare feet and
right into the soft poop. You should have seen her hop to the bathroom
real fast to clean it off.
Absolutely. "Bigger problems than this may come up and I no longer
trust you to do the right thing."
Although I'm not an electician, I was hired by a woman years ago to
put in electrical wiring in an apartment she was remodeling to be a
rental. At the first conversation, I told her I wasn't licensed and
couldn't touch the fusebox. She said she had someone else to run the
cable to the basement and to the fusebox.
As I was finishing the job, she started talking to me about my doing
the other half of the project. I had gotten half in advance. I
don't know what would have happened if I had been straightforward, but
I asked for half of the second part in advance to buy materials etc.
(which was the same amount she owed me for the first part), and I took
the money and considered myself paid for the first half and told her
that. I'm sure she was disappointed but she didnt' get angry or
complain. I drive by the building whenever I'm in NYC to make
sure it hasn't burned down. 30 years, so far so good.
(I did do one thing wrong, I think. At one point I used a wire nut in
a junction box to connect pieces of BX, instead of getting a long
wire and threading it through the two pieces of shield.)
This situation isn't the same but it's similar. I would consider
working for this family a couple more times if I could get the 75
dollars too. OTOH, they could lie about how much she had worked for
them. Pay the 75 up front and then not pay for the last day. OT3H,
they would probably know that was dishonest, but they might still do
it, working her like I worked the woman who hired me. "She extorted
the 75 dollars when we really8 needed a babysitter, and now we're just
getting it back" they would tell themselves. To small claims court,
they would have to say, No, she didn't work that day. How would she
I quit listening to Dr. Laura the day that a concerned mom called in asking
if her ex husband was enticing their 8 year old to spend more time with him
because he had bought the youth an ATV. She told the mom to quit being such
a bitch and be glad that the father and son spent so much time together.
Dr. Laura is so smart she failed to research it, and learn that
manufacturers are required to put a sticker on their ATV's that say NO ONE
UNDER 16 SHOULD OPERATE THIS VEHICLE. Required by federal law. So, how
does the manufacturer skirt the issue? By making ATVs of lower engine
displacement. But still no mention of the very high % of ATV underage ATV
accidents involving serious injury and fatalities.
Dr. Laura is always right. Don't believe me? Just ask her.
About 30 percent of the advice she gives is excellent.
About 30 percent is good but the kind of advice one can get from
And about 40 percent is bad, including half of that (20%) which could
ruin someone's marriage, hir relationship with hir chilren, parents,
sibings, could ruin hir life.
It's nice that she has a Ph.D. in physiology, but that doesn't qualify
her to give advice and she shouldn't use the title on her show. I'm
sure it misleads many listeners.
It's scarey that so many people think she gives good advice.
Just curious: Would your opinion be the same if, instead of an ATV, dad was
taking the son to the rifle range? Skydiving? Spelunking? Fire-walking? At
what point does involving a child, with adult supervision, become
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