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    Apr. 18, 2014, 11:25 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Adopting a bonded pair in The Menagerie
    I think it depends; if having them together makes both of them less likely to be adopted, then yes, I agree. But it still might be worth trying to...
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    Apr. 18, 2014, 07:36 AM
    Perfect opportunity. You can say "you know, I think I've sent you mixed signals and I just want to clear things up. I like you as a friend, but...
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    Apr. 18, 2014, 06:50 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Adopting a bonded pair in The Menagerie
    I'd definitely think about taking them both. One of the biggest concerns for any adopted animal would be separation anxiety - and this would help...
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    Apr. 17, 2014, 07:35 AM
    I put in spinach, lettuce, broccoli raab, chard, kale, radishes and beets last week....hoping they all do well. In about a month we'll put in...
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    Apr. 17, 2014, 07:26 AM
    When I read this, I thought about when my kids were young, and my dh would come home from work and I'd be frazzled and list all their bad behaviors,...
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    Apr. 16, 2014, 06:48 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread gross post - puss in The Menagerie
    Well...I have owned 3 dogs, 2 unneutered, one neutered. Yes, they all have a certain amount of discharge. However, unless you are looking for it,...
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    Apr. 16, 2014, 06:37 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Help me with my puppy. in The Menagerie
    This is a big problem - why bother paying someone? I'd go ahead and finish this class (maybe...actually, maybe I wouldn't bother)...but then I'd...
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    Apr. 15, 2014, 06:58 AM
    10-11 is not very old for most breeds....it's not *young* but there is a big difference between 10 and 14/15. I'd say it will be worth doing this...
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    Apr. 15, 2014, 06:53 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Help me with my puppy. in The Menagerie
    I suggest that you try to find a private trainer to work with you and the puppy. Clearly, to some extent, *you* are part of this behavior, and it...
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    Apr. 14, 2014, 05:15 PM
    Oh, I agree; kids don't need to understand that they are learning a different language...they learn their 1st language without specific instruction,...
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    Apr. 14, 2014, 05:09 PM
    I agree. I thought the exact same thing.
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    Apr. 14, 2014, 07:10 AM
    I think it might also depend on the measure of "fluency" - most people I know (adults included) have taken a second language in school, but do not...
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    Apr. 14, 2014, 06:57 AM
    Well, maybe they "should" have erect ears, but folded or drop ears wouldn't necessarily mean it isn't "purebred". I would say she's mostly rat...
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    Apr. 12, 2014, 06:26 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Trailer Park Seniors in Off Topic
    Depending on where you stay, it can be inexpensive or fairly expensive. My parents stay at a campsite in Florida through the winter and there are...
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    Apr. 12, 2014, 06:15 AM
    I'd definitely feed in the crate if you can; if the dog is anxious about eating, it may give him time and "protection" to eat if he is closed in (and...
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    Apr. 10, 2014, 06:39 PM
    OK, that wasn't clear; I thought you meant they took your dog in the back and clipped his nails. So you paid for sedation but they didn't cut them...
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    Apr. 10, 2014, 02:45 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    :rolleyes: I'm sure there are plenty of people who will still send their kids to public school.
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    Apr. 10, 2014, 02:42 PM
    I think it would be unusual to expect them to put a dog under sedation for a non-emergency procedure without an appointment specifically for that...
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    Apr. 10, 2014, 06:44 AM
    I think it all depends on what you want to be able to do. As was mentioned above, to truly *learn* a language will take a few years, but if you...
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    Apr. 10, 2014, 06:35 AM
    And, if possible, avoid a budget friendly breeder. ;) I'm teasing a little - all breeders have to start *somewhere*, and it's possible that a...
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    Apr. 9, 2014, 04:46 PM
    Well, you can start by looking at the AKC page and breeder referral: http://www.akc.org/breeds/labrador_retriever/index.cfm Here is an...
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    Apr. 9, 2014, 01:48 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    There are lots of reasons a person might not want to send their kids to a public school -- some are not possible to change by being on the school...
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    Apr. 9, 2014, 01:44 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    I'm not assuming anything, just saying that there is no doubt that private schools generally draw from an economically and educationally advantaged...
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    Apr. 9, 2014, 12:13 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    Oh come on - you have to realize that the tuition "keeps out the riff raff". That's why they attract more families with wealth, which is often a...
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    Apr. 9, 2014, 12:03 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    Ehh...in theory you can work to make the public school better. In reality, it is still a school that is required to educate anyone that lives in the...
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    Apr. 8, 2014, 10:12 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    There is a difference between missing the cutoff and being started late (red-shirted). And the cutoff days depend on your state - in NY it is...
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    Apr. 7, 2014, 09:20 PM
    No, they just never let it grow any excess at all, ever, from the time they are puppies, so they never have to be quicked to keep them short. We are...
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    Apr. 7, 2014, 02:27 PM
    S1969 replied to a thread School Testing in Off Topic
    I think most people wouldn't think this was a bad idea if it weren't their own kids involved in this experiment. Many people, including teachers,...
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    Apr. 7, 2014, 08:12 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread Paying for private school in Off Topic
    I would not borrow for private elementary school. If you can't afford that level of private education, you will really struggle later on when the...
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    Apr. 7, 2014, 06:51 AM
    S1969 replied to a thread School Testing in Off Topic
    I agree 100%. I have a 12 year old that wants to be a daycare teacher or preschool teacher. She was made for this job - parents would dream of...
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