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ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 18, 2013 9:11 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Oh, you've definitely got the better bible. Mine says:

"You shall spread abroad to the west, to the east, to the north, and to the south; in you and in your descendants, all nations of the earth shall be blessed."

Funny how it doesn't seem to have turned out quite that way...for anybody. Can't think of a single group, tribe, cult, profession, clan or bloodline that all nations of the earth feel blessed by. Maybe hairdressers? Whistling
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesallyg
Apr 19, 2013 3:49 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
hahaha All Hail the Hairstylists!!!! My stylists is pretty much a goddess. Where's the bowing down emoticon?
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 19, 2013 4:52 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Rolling on the floor laughing
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
porkpal
Apr 27, 2013 11:14 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
"The killing of a deer or a boar, or even a hare, was punished with the loss of the delinquent's eyes; and that at a time when the killing of a man could be atoned for by paying a moderate fine for compensation."

The History of Foxhunting, Roger Longrigg.
Porkpal
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 27, 2013 2:18 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I assume that was on the King's land? Of course, then again, in those days those lands were the meat for the lord's table, an extremely valuable resource, so I guess poaching on anybody's land was a pretty bad idea...

"I'll never know exactly what he was thinking when he scrambled, unasked, over a tall wooden fence to save me from a horned sheep who was out for blood, but he'd worked sheep long enough to know he could've been badly injured himself."

For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend by Patricia McConnell, a really fantastic book on emotions, the brain & emotions, how to become better at reading a dog's body/facial language, etc. Very readable, full of dog stories, & if you've got a dog, this is a book well worth reading. Thumbs up
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesallyg
Apr 27, 2013 8:20 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
donkeyjay, i need that book. our dog does some things now that baffle us.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 27, 2013 10:04 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Like what?
And you probably do some things that baffle it. Whistling Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagesallyg
Apr 28, 2013 3:43 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Hilarious! oh yeah. Like HOW COULD YOU LEAVE ME AND GO FOR A RIDE WITHOUT ME????

OK, She lays on the bed everynight while we watch TV. And when my husband pulls the covers up to go to sleep she gets up to leave, (THat''s not bad, thats very good. She figured it out herself, after five years of us urging her off the bed to go lay in the hallway. ) BUT now, she then gets in my face , literally climbs on me and drives me nuts until I get up and go out of the room with her. She has no wants or needs for two hours but as soon as she sees it is time for bed she must make me do something. Its not going potty, we still have to initiate that idea.
Confused

And nearly six years old she has never learned to wait in the car without barking until we go in the door of whatever business we go to..
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageDonkeyJay
Apr 29, 2013 11:52 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
LOL...she has you well trained! Big Grin That's why we crate at night, to avoid MY dog's 'Oh, come see, come see! There's monsters in the night!!!' routine. So now, at a quarter to 9, I get the EYE, which is her way of telling me it's bedtime. If that doesn't get my attention, then I get the HUFF. And the significant 'Down' that sounds like a bag of bricks hitting the floor. And another heavy sigh.

And it doesn't matter what's going on, we can have company or be eating a late dinner...doesn't matter. It's River's bedtime (& more importantly River's bedtime cookie) & the universe will heed her insistence. So out she goes, then in & off to her crate & her COOOOOKIE. And I have the rest of the night to myself.

The ONLY exception is if we're watching a movie. She loves watching movies, especially Dr. Who until the shooting & explosions start. At that point, she goes to sleep.

Does your dog still give you the weirdo look when you take off your clothes? Like 'How do you DO that?! It's bazaar!' Rolling on the floor laughing
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
porkpal
Apr 29, 2013 3:53 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
I get that look when I duck through the hot-wire fences. "People are magic!"
Porkpal
Imagesallyg
Apr 29, 2013 8:09 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
hahaha Rolling on the floor laughing
well I'm happy to know my dog is normal Hilarious!
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
lakesidecallas
May 28, 2013 7:23 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
My dog used to try and make me go to bed every night at nine o'clock, too. Many heavy sighs and significant (?) looks. Finally he'd get up and take himself to bed. When I would drag butt on our 5am walks, I swear he was thinking "I tried to tell you..."

Jay, thought of you the other day, was watching a documentary on Tibetan women and how they led the revolution and are still trying to keep the culture alive in India and other countries. It was very good. Some of those women were in jail for 28 years and one was telling how her child was just a few months old when she was jailed and how they couldn't connect as family 28 years later.
The Dalai Lama was telling how he pretended he was the watch commander's bodyguard and followed him as he walked the perimeter of the walls. He was laughing as he told how he had to do it without his glasses, and could hardly see the ground to walk without stumbling. He was also laughing about how heavy the gun was, and how it kept getting heavier the longer he carried it. I found that amazing, that he could laugh with such joy about how he escaped Tibet. That always surprises me when he is talking seriously and then starts laughing. No bitterness, amazing.

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