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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Yes Cleasanta - absolute nut-case. Guess she wanted a good ride.
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Now THAT is bloody funny!
    Last edited by Cleasanta; 11-13-2009 at 12:10 PM.

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    I am a softy when it comes to my two...I try not to treat them like humans...

    The dont get human food,
    I have my bed they have theirs (in my bedroom..)
    I do get them feed/watched if I go out late because Ollie barks, but am trying citronella collar
    Can get a bit nervous if they are unwell.....
    Dont have kids....might explain a lot....
    I don't not do things because i have puppies....but I do not like to leave them on their own too long...
    I do have a tendenancy to talk to them like they are humans but evidently I talk to toddlers like their old people.....

    I do have to admit when talking about OH one day...I called him Ollie....
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    Quote Originally Posted by vellela View Post
    I do have to admit when talking about OH one day...I called him Ollie....
    hehehe...cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Yes Cleasanta - absolute nut-case. Guess she wanted a good ride.
    Crimeny - what did the woman who wanted to marry the Eiffel tower want then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Crimeny - what did the woman who wanted to marry the Eiffel tower want then?
    Occy....thats naughty....but very funny......
    Vellela

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    VERY naughty Occy...keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    VERY naughty Occy...keep it up!
    She can't, she's female. lol

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    I've been guilty of talking to my dog in sentences, but I don't expect her to understand anything but the tone. Sometimes I do it more to be informative to the person she's trying to greet/sniff. Ie "leave it Frosty (commanding), then in a vaguely annoyed tone, "he doesn't want his work clothes messed up" - more as explanatory and an alert for the person who wears work clothes to a cricket oval that is also used as a dog park.

    I suspect I treat my dog better than most children, but then again I leave her home alone, and even in the car alone (in the under shelter car parks), though if I could take her into the shops - I would. You can take children into shops, though I think some should be left locked in the car - safer for everybody.

    I don't feed Frosty my leftovers. She has her food and I have mine and they don't overlap very often. Raw carrots being the main exception.

    I do the "ignore the naughty kid/dog" for both children and dogs and I do the distract and substitute for both children and dogs. I only try to explain "why" to children. I'm not sure the dog will understand. But sometimes I let her experience the consequences of her actions - like rolling over on the wet sand, when the wave has gone out, is not a good idea.

    I play tug of war with the dog, not with children. I put a lead on my dog when we go for walks. Sometimes I wish I had a lead for the children - but holding hands usually works well enough. Holding paws does not work.

    If the children were mine not my brothers - I'd insist on a shower or bath, daily. Dog ablutions are monthly, with a fresh water rinse off after visits to the beach.

    I'd be quite angry if any child crapped in my back yard. And I'd expect them to clean it up.

    However I do run the same kind of toileting schedule with the kids. Do you need to go to the toilet - no? well we're going out for a while, so I'm going to the toilet and I expect you to have a try because it might be a while before we get to the next one. I swear toilet training kids is harder than puppies.

    I do spend stupid amounts of money on my substitute child though, and get freaked out if she is in any danger.

    I don't take children for long walks, or encourage them to "round up" their friends. I don't expect children to chase and fetch balls. Though I will play totem tennis with my nephew. I won't play totem tennis with my dog - she'd eat the ball.

    I do wonder what happens to the day - hours of dog walking would have nothing to do with it, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Di_dee1 View Post
    She can't, she's female. lol
    Di! You're all naughty. Anyway, who said a female can't keep it up. Without the female, it wouldn't be up in the first place now would it?

    We are sooooooooooooooo off topic!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Di! You're all naughty. Anyway, who said a female can't keep it up. Without the female, it wouldn't be up in the first place now would it?

    We are sooooooooooooooo off topic!!!

    Males in the morning........ males....never mind.

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