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Old 12-01-2013, 09:23 PM
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Back to work tomorrow Having two 4-day weekends in a row is making it reallyyyy hard for me to accept I'm back on my normal schedule this week lol.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:32 PM
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Yes he did and that's very sad for those who knew him but this is a pet peeve of mine. Paul Walker was a nationally recognized person. That doesn't make his death more important or more meaningful.. You just don't hear about the other guy as much because most people didn't know him, recognize him or have a connection to him. His death IS recognized by the people who knew him, met him, the community he lived in. It just seems like celebrities get all the "glory" but it's just because they are more widely recognized.
The vast majority of the country didn't *know* Paul Walker. They'd seen him in a few movies, that's it. It's not just that celebrities are more widely recognized, it's that we have a disturbing cult of celebrity worship in this country. Just think of the massive secter of the media that is devoted to them-websites, tabloids, TV. Honestly I don't see how backlash against that trend is a bad thing.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:39 PM
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As if it couldn't get worse. One of the people with a new "pit bull" puppy has a friend who commented with "you should train it to be a service dog. That's what I'm doing with my red nose pit so the apartments can't say anything about it. " I cleaned it up so It's readable. And so family friend responds "I'm planning on doing the same thing. "

Really?
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:57 PM
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:28 AM
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This dog is being advertised as a perfect service dog candidate. I don't care how awesome his temperament is, his structure is AWFUL and he's just asking for a couple torn ACLs. When I pointed this out, the rescue's reply was "A solid regular diet and exercise is all Si needs to make sure doesn't have ACL problems."

BULLSHIT. If this dog is trained as a service dog, I GUARANTEE you he will have to be retired early due to torn ACLs. Or, if he's very unlucky, he'll have to work through the pain of torn ACLs and not get retired when it happens. No diet in the world is going to change how straight his legs are.

I HATE that rescues try to push dogs for uses they're not right for. Ugh. Why not just place him as an awesome pet? Why push him as a service dog candidate?

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Old 12-02-2013, 02:42 AM
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Do they perhaps mean a therapy dog? Some rescues do not seem to understand the difference between the two.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:45 AM
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His rear is pretty straight, but how is being a service dog going to predispose him to ACL problems compared to normal existence?
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:59 AM
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Do they perhaps mean a therapy dog? Some rescues do not seem to understand the difference between the two.
No, they mean service dog. It's an org that does rescue and SD training.




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His rear is pretty straight, but how is being a service dog going to predispose him to ACL problems compared to normal existence?
Being a service dog is physically demanding. The amount of walking a service dog does alone is more exercise than your average pet gets in a day. Add in any tasks the dog does, and it's going to increase the chances. But more importantly, it takes a lot of time and resources to train a service dog - we're talking years. Then you have a nicely trained service dog that's a ticking time bomb for its knees to blow out, and then it has to be retired. What if you train the dog, and 2 months into working it blows out both knees? Then you wasted 2 years training a dog you got to use for 2 months. It's stupid to take that risk. And I've seen all too many people continue to work a dog after an ACL injury - without doing anything to fix it, even - simply because they can't afford to get another service dog or for whatever reason can't get another dog. It's an all around bad situation.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:05 AM
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I am in such a pissy mood right now. I woke up to over a foot of snow on my car, which is awesome. I love snow, but Tyler did not tell me so I woke up to surprise and then while I was cleaning off my car my drivers side whipper blade snapped off. I tried to change the passenger one to the drivers side, but it won't budge. I called into work to tell them I am going to be late because I have to go buy a new blade and the boss told me the roads are just horrible and its not worth coming into work.

Gah, I am just mad that because of this I am not making it into work. I do not like missing work. But at least I get to craft all day and cuddle the puppies.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:28 AM
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I'm definitely sick. I haven't been sick since I stopped eating processed foods and gluten. Thursday night my throat started to hurt... I didn't sleep well that night because it hurt so bad. Friday, thankfully, the throat stopped hurting and my nose started to run constantly. Saturday I wasn't feeling much better. Sunday I was out running errands and had to pull over into Target's parking lot and spit out the mouthful of mucus I had just coughed up. This morning it's all kinds of mucus and lots of very, very painful coughing.

I guess I should be glad I skipped the sinus infection and went straight to bronchitis???
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