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Old 05-21-2014, 01:05 PM
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Not really a vent because I know God's has a purpose and a plan for this tragedy, but just more of a sad post I guess.

One of the pharmacists I intern for was killed over the weekend. He was hit by a car as he was walking and died on the scene. He was only 31 years old.

He wasn't the main pharmacist I'm under, but I frequently came in contact with him. He was a nice guy and loved his job. I'm just so sad for his family and friends, it absolutely breaks my heart.

It really makes you appreciate the time you are granted and realize that tomorrow (or even the next hour) is not granted.

RIP Jared.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:30 PM
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I think a lot of this issue here is there isn't any room for discussion. You've asked questions and requested instructions on a number of threads, and made a number of posts because you didn't feel you got the information you wanted. In most of these threads/posts, people have offered you advice, given you suggestions, shown you videos and generally offered their points of view. When you respond 'that doesn't work for my dog', that's fine. Not every training method works for every dog. Just like every person doesn't learn the same way. However, when you get such a variety of responses from a number of people who have very successfully trained a wide variety of dogs and you still shoot them down, saying you've 'told' us already why the suggestions won't work, there isn't much more to 'discuss' and people will generally start ignoring the pleas for help.

For example, you say your dog isn't food motivated. Okay, what have you tried? Mine aren't food motivated either if the payout is a piece of kibble. Chicken? They're all in. All you've said is that Lotta 'isn't good motivated'.

And a note on the bolding of font, there's no reason to bold what you feel needs emphasis, we can all read whether it's bold or not. From my point of view, when most of the post ends up bold, it comes across as though you're talking down to everyone as though we cannot understand, similar to how typing in all capital letters would come across as yelling.

I feel you have the best of intentions, but a lot is lost across the internet. While a forum is a good sounding board to improve training techniques, there's no way typed instructions, no matter how good, can give the personal feedback someone needs to learn HOW to train a dog.
This. All of this.

We all get by, by not bolding - and it does make it rather cumbersome to read your posts.
And as Fran suggested, the "my friend..." makes it hard to read as well.
I know you don't mean any harm by it, but using bold when not nessasary and writing "my friend.." instead of a simple "we" (or I, for that matter) makes it harder for the community to read - and also reply to your posts.
It's also kind of repetative when you post things you've said earlier in a thread. Most of us read such a thread completly, so it's kindof cumbersome so have to re-read everything.

We are a rather close community - a lot of longtime members know eachother personally and if not we know who's behind the post. We know what they do, what their hobbies are ect. We do Secret Santa with people we've never met. Be a part of the community, tell us what you do for fun, about where you come from - how you got Lotta.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:36 PM
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I just want to go find a hole and curl up in it and die.

I feel so worthless and useless. I feel hollow and empty, I wish I didn't exist and I had the courage to rid the world of the burden that I am. But even then I'm too chicken to do that.

Living sucks......
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:54 PM
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I just want to go find a hole and curl up in it and die.

I feel so worthless and useless. I feel hollow and empty, I wish I didn't exist and I had the courage to rid the world of the burden that I am. But even then I'm too chicken to do that.

Living sucks......
I will tell you the only thing that gets me out of bed most days... if I weren't here, nobody would take care of my dogs the way they deserve to be taken care of. It's pretty much only for their benefit my ass is still here.
I hear it gets better... it's what people tell me anyway.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:01 PM
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I will tell you the only thing that gets me out of bed most days... if I weren't here, nobody would take care of my dogs the way they deserve to be taken care of. It's pretty much only for their benefit my ass is still here.
I hear it gets better... it's what people tell me anyway.
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Honestly, I'm pretty sure my dogs are the only reason I function and haven't developed any serious bad habits. If I only had myself to take care of I'd probably be so far down the bottle I would have drown by now.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:35 PM
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I just want to go find a hole and curl up in it and die.

I feel so worthless and useless. I feel hollow and empty, I wish I didn't exist and I had the courage to rid the world of the burden that I am. But even then I'm too chicken to do that.

Living sucks......
You are worth it. You aren't useless. You are not a burden on the world. (((Hugs)))

Even if most people fail you, there are people that love you.

And definitely there are dogs that love you. People are fickle, but dogs aren't. They get it.
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:45 PM
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You are worth it. You aren't useless. You are not a burden on the world. (((Hugs)))

Even if most people fail you, there are people that love you.

And definitely there are dogs that love you. People are fickle, but dogs aren't. They get it.
My dogs are pretty much the ONLY reason I'm alive. If I wasn't here for Outlaw, he'd die of a broken heart, and the thought of him dying scares me.

I know one day it'll get better, but today it hurts.

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Old 05-21-2014, 07:55 PM
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My dogs are pretty much the ONLY reason I'm alive. If I wasn't here for Outlaw, he'd die of a broken heart, and the thought of him dying scares me.

I know one day it'll get better, but today it hurts.

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Old 05-22-2014, 06:03 PM
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Trying to explain to hubby why I don't want him to take Abrams to the dog park on base (that is essentially a large, fenced yard) is like trying to explain calculus to a four year old.

"He just needs to be socialized."

No, no he does not. My dog is stable and sociable. But he has a bad habit of barking at people that appear "new" in his environment, and he would much rather play ball with his human than interact with unfamiliar dogs. He's fully capable of being AROUND other dogs, they just aren't what makes his world turn round. That does not equate to a fun time being had by all at a small, public fenced area for dogs.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:28 PM
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Universe really doesn't want me to have an ACD. Half mask red girl came up uni hearing so went to a pet home. Today my puppy prospect got picked for a show home slot. Fml. Seriously. I just don't want to even think about dogs right now. I've waited 6 years for this puppy and didn't even get my hopes up about this litter until last week. Dammit.
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