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    Ok so I was stupid enough to put my hand up to go delvier and collect Census Forms. Acutally there was method in my madness as I figured the money I got paid would be enough to pay for those new fences I need. The Jury is still out on that after spending $450 on fuel and loosing my tail pipe on a road not fit for tanks.

    Anyway I just though I would share a few of my observations with you.

    *Farms must have at least 5 dogs.

    *These 5 dogs must be tied to an old piece of machinery with nothing but dirt to sleep on and an old rim to drink out of.

    *They will be allowed to breeed indiscriminatley with each other and we will try to pass the pups off to strangers.

    *All dogs will KILL stangers the minute you enter their yard (especially when their tails are wagging and they are fetching me balls to throw for them and rolling onto their backs to have their tunny's rubbed)

    *Little dogs are the killers. I was bitten twice, once by a daschound and once by a very old and cranky pomerainian thing. The big dogs didnt touch me.

    *Blue heelers are scary.

    *Blue heelers will pee on you if given the chance, and it will the 3rd house you go to for the day and it will soak into your shoes and you will stink for the next 6 hours.

    *Most dogs are not taught manners, Gigha's puppy antics looked good compared to some

    *People own the weirdest dogs. I saw pugs, chiuahas (?), pomerainians, heelers, kelpies, great danes, irish wolfhounds, daschounds, dalmations, NZ sheep dog, rottweiler, GSD's, mixed breads of unknown origins, 'pig' dogs, a Turner and Hooch dog. I mean there are just so many different types out there!

    It was interesting to do once but I would not do it again. The time and effort that goes into it is not recognised either by the dept you are working for or the people you are delivering to.

    Just thought I would share! Please excuse my spelling, it never was very good.
    Kerrie

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    I once did a cycle tour through the Irish country side on my own and every dog on every farm I passed chased me and tried to bite my legs. I learnt quickly to yell and kick.

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    The AEC sent me an email asking if I wanted to do census. And walking into people's yards with their dogs and all the travel involved was a definite turn off for me, regardless of how much they were going to pay! I'll just stick to doing the election days!

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    I Think you are very brave, lol.
    You should have delivered to my farm and I would have taken you out the back to get my 4 blue heelers to share their lurve.

    Farmers here feel my dog's are spoilt because of the huge fenced off areas, beds in a garden shed if they have to sleep outside sometimes,
    not to mention OMG they are house dogs too????????

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    A friend of mine is a parcel delivery guy, little dogs are so much more likely to attack him than the big ones.

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    I know what you mean. I have been visiting peoples homes to refill thier gas bottles. We dont knock, we go straight in wether the owners are home or not, it's all part of the rental agreeement on the bottles.
    I realise i'm entering the dogs territory and they are just doing thier job but some dogs are plain viscious, others totally $*!t scared, and others are so play full thier actions border on sexual assault .
    Things i notice are.....

    # Blue and red heelers hate me.

    # Border Collie's, Labradors and Retrievers love me.

    # Great Danes are intimidating but are usually big softies.

    # Small lap dogs are the worst for biting me.

    # Staffy's just whant a pat and a belly rub.

    # Most people who have "Beware of the dog" signs have big wusses or no dog at all.

    It keeps me on my toes and makes each day interesting.

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    Thanks for brightening my day Kerrie....Was a good read

    And Di.........Give it time, your setting a high standard out in the bush, but eventually others may follow your ways
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v450/Chippo/Dogsx4blackbackground.jpg
    ... Jade ...

    Aha yeah me too! wee wee or pee pee and poo poo's or poopie

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    off topic from dogs
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    As a census collector, did you come across people wearing tin foil hats at all?
    If you find yourself going through hell; Don't stay. Just keep on going.
    Beau.

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    ROFLMAO @ Beau
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v450/Chippo/Dogsx4blackbackground.jpg
    ... Jade ...

    Aha yeah me too! wee wee or pee pee and poo poo's or poopie

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    We have a weird neighbour near our business he's a retailer but none of the locals go near him. Conspiracy theories abound, if you don't agree with him you are the devils spawn. There are subliminal messages everywhere all music is from the devil, tv and radio are also tools of satan and his servants.

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