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  1. Barbara!

    Life update, finally. (Advice and insight welcome.)

    Is it bad that the simple arithmetic question I was asked to be able to post this thread stumped me for a minute? Yikes. My brain must be having issues, so forgive me is this is jumbled. Also forgive me double time if this is long. I know it will be. For those of you who bare through it...
  2. Barbara!

    Next dog breed decided?

    This won't be for quite some time, but I think I have decided on what breed of dog I will get next. A Corgi. I am leaning towards that, but I am also considering an Italian Greyhound. So, could anybody give me any advice? I know there are a few different breeds of Corgi's... What are they...
  3. Barbara!

    Birth control?

    What sort of birth control do you use or have you used? What's your review on it? I want to get on birth control immediately after Ryland is born. I have been considering the IUD, but I've heard some horror stories.
  4. Barbara!

    Opinions on marine mammals in captivity.

    So... What's your stance on animals like dolphins, killer whales, beluga whales, any kind of whale, being kept in captivity? Specifically parks, zoos, aquariums... That sort of thing. Feel free to be more broad in your answer, doesn't matter to me. Would just like to get a scope of the feelings...
  5. Barbara!

    Can you be in love with someone you've never met?

    THIS IS NOT AT ALL RELATED TO ME so don't think "Oh God", LOL. It's just a random thing I have thought of. In this day and age, with the Internet being such a prominent way of communication... We meet a lot of people online and sometimes even develop "more than friends" relationships with them...
  6. Barbara!

    He cheated on me.

    Many of you remember my other thread about what happened between Josh and I... Well, News Years Eve, he disappeared and wouldn't talk to me from about 11 AM. He texted at 6 PM, and said he was busy... Towards 10 PM, I blew up his phone and he finally answered. Suddenly he was talking all of...
  7. Barbara!

    The topic of suicide.

    Okay guys, I know this is a touchy subject, but it's one I've been thinking about a lot lately, since I am at a very low and dark point in my life. I've never been one to think about suicide a lot, and I'm not thinking about DOING it, so don't go calling a hotline on me, I'm just thinking about...
  8. Barbara!

    Penny is in trouble.

    Always something new in our household... So for quite awhile, ever since her emergency spay surgery, my 11 year old dachshund, Penny, has been using the bathroom on the floor every few days or so. She's never been the type of dog to do that. The vet said it was likely incontinence, and nothing...
  9. Barbara!

    Can microwaveable meals be healthy?

    So, I've never really been alone much in my lifetime. Cooking is one of my passions and I love it... But I hate cooking for myself. So when I am living alone, I don't cook. I will walk around the house and eat a bag of Cheetos all day before even touching the stove. So today I went and bought...
  10. Barbara!

    Just want to crawl up into a ball.

    We are so crap on money that our Internet and phone just got cut off, the dogs have to eat Purina, and I don't know whether or not we are going to make rent. We have to have $500 on Saturday, and we have no money. Josh gets a check Saturday... But I know it won't be that much. So he may have to...
  11. Barbara!

    How did you share the news?

    When you got pregnant? I am going to my parents house today, and while I have already told my mother, I get to break the news to my Dad. I don't even know how to go about it... And I am worried he will have a heart attack. And my boyfriends family... We have to them eventually, too. (Waiting...
  12. Barbara!

    Southern Chazzers?

    Spin-off of the Midwest thread. How many of you guys are in the South? I'm in Louisiana. Deep South.
  13. Barbara!

    So incredibly proud.

    I am so incredibly proud of Baloo. I've had moments of pride for my dogs before (I'm usually quite proud of Chevelle), but I've never been SO proud of Baloo before. In only a few days "It's Yer Choice" is really starting to make a HUGE impact on him. He's gone from an impulsive mess to a dog...
  14. Barbara!

    How hard is it to get a vet tech job?

    So, I am about to type up a résumé specifically for taking to all the veterinarians in my town. I know several of you have been or are vet techs. How hard was it for you to get your job? I'm 21 years old and the only real FORMAL job I have in the pet field is a dog bathing job I had at...
  15. Barbara!

    Long time coming...New Photos!

    Okay so, I tried to do this awhile ago... but the photos were too big and I had the thread deleted. I am going to try again, now. I made an account on Flickr so it better! LOL. Chevelle! Picture time! YAY! IMG_8975 by MsBarbaraClark, on Flickr I'm always so happy! YAY...
  16. Barbara!

    Something pretty disturbing with Baloo.

    So, I have been working with Baloo heavily on recall. He is doing a good bit better and is starting to come to me when called, even when otherwise engaged. Except for today... Baloo has been becoming increasingly reactive with small dogs. Or at least, that's what I think it is. He will get...
  17. Barbara!

    Can spayed female dogs give off hormones still?

    I mean, I'm pretty sure the answer to this is no... But idk. For some reason, dogs have been absolutely up Chevelle's butt today. My dogs and dogs at the dog park won't leave her be. She was spayed at 8 months and and is 18 months now. What can cause that? Seems weird to me.
  18. Barbara!

    Tattooing your pets?

    Recently I've seen a couple things in my newsfeed about tattooed pets. No, not tattoos OF pets, but pets that have been tattooed. It's being seen a lot in bald breed cats and dogs and even some pigs. What do you guys think of it? What are your thoughts?
  19. Barbara!

    Facebook Group For Pit Bull Type Owners.

    Hey guys. I'm an admin on a group called "PIT BULLS" on Facebook with almost 5,000 members. I encourage anyone here to join... We really just have a big lack in people who are actually knowledgable about the breed. There's a lot of "I bread my 100 lb blue pit" people that join and it makes...
  20. Barbara!

    Your worst fears?

    Exactly what the title says. What are you most afraid of? What is something you SHOULD be afraid of, but aren't? For me, it's four things. 1. Storms. When big thunder storms come through, especially ones with wind, I sit in my bathtub and cry like a baby. I am terrified of tornadoes. I live...