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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    really? Those things are all discussed often at my family's dinner table along with lots of other controversial topics. And we are ALL very opinionated (usually all completely different) so makes for very interesting Xmas dinners. The death penalty conversation is a really good one to get my mum up in arms LMAO
    The dinner table is just a saying, its more a forum thing. I believe most people say things for shock value when they are sitting behind a computer screen. Some subjects are also better left un spoken about.

    One thing I will not start a conversation about the Labor party, immigrants, ***s, abortion, dole bludgers, stay at home mums, centrelink or animal rights with my brother.. Actually I could list about twenty more things that have nearly landing me and my brother into a fist fight over the dinner table..

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    I think people can be extremely rude on internet forums. There's a lot of reasons why. Written expression is difficult. A lot of people read between the lines and misunderstand the initial post. Or the inital post is full of stuff that when read literally and perhaps was meant sarcastically will upset a lot of people. It helps to have a little bit of history before posting the opposite of what you believe. And it helps for newbies to lurk for a while so they know the difference. But it also helps if newbies don't assume that everybody knows them as well as they know the frequent posters.

    ie that feels really strange, when someone posts like they know all about you but you've never seen a thing from them before. Maybe that's what famous people get every day. Ie it's ok for me to say rude things about my dog but not for you - if you know what I mean.

    And in doggy circles - what is and isn't ok is in a state of flux. There are plenty of people who think it's ok to buy the cute puppy from the pet shop and have no idea why we get upset with them. There are plenty of people who think that Cesar Milan's training methods are ok for anyone to use, and there are more people who think that it's ok to hit a dog with a rolled up newspaper. Or scold a dog when it finally comes back...

    So. I'm pro refugee. I don't think we should lock them up beyond basic quarantine (eg a couple of months). But then again, we let international tourists in without quarantining them. And I don't think we're being overwhelmed by refugees. It's not like Pakistan or Thailand with millions of them. We get a few thousand, and it's not worth the money to cause them more long term mental trauma - on top of what they've already experienced.

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    Great post Hya.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    OMG I Love Ceaser!! We do alot of things with Ruby we got off ceaser!!

    Great post too sorry! Refugee but.. I dont know haha
    Last edited by Bulldog_Lover; 06-08-2011 at 08:17 AM. Reason: Of course had to add something.. hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan4nas View Post
    People have NO idea what is happening in the future, which is why it is called UNFORSEEN circumstances.
    If someone has a stable income, are loving, caring, have a suitable home to raise a dog in, get one, then four years later BAM they lose their job, can no longer pay rent so have to move in with their parents, of whom do not like dogs...
    Yes there are unforseen circumstances but a lot of people do have an idea of their future. I have known people get a dog when they know they are soon going to try for a baby and the dog then gets rehomed. I know peple who get dogs when they know in the future they have plans to go travelling. I know people get a dog when they know there is a good chance that their company has overseas posting that they would one day like to go for, or that their company/industry is in a boom time and there is likely to come a time when things may get tough.

    As to rehoming a dog, what I dont like is that once you have rehomed that dog its future is now out of your hands and the next family may not be so careful if they fall on hard times giving your assumption that the future is completely unforseen. What if the dog gets sick or has an accident that the owners cant afford to, or wont deal with it? what if it gets dumped at the pound?

    I hope all of you that rehome your dogs have a bring back to me policy if things go wrong. Just like breeders should. If someone is terminally sick this is obviously not possible but for many other situations people should take more responsibility for their pets.

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    I have even gone as far as thinking about what I will do if I am still showing/breeding when I am in my 70's.

    Obviously there is a chance I could die and not be able to take back any dogs I have bred, so in that even my contract would change to reflect "If I am no longer able to care for the dog it should be returned to the breeder. In the event the breeder is deceased or unable to take back the dog it shall be placed in XXX breed rescue" And I would make arrangements with the particular rescue (make donations to ensure the dogs will be taken in etc)

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