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I just took my untrained dog to the corner store. I wanted a beer. First, she said he couldn't come in. I said, you tell him that. Next, he had to be on a leash. I said, he's a paying customer. We got beer and a hot dog.
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Does he get an allowance and where does he keep his money? You donโ€™t have to answer. *Laugh*
No, I pay for him. He does have a collar with a pouch on it, but that's for his poop bag!
I used to think I could train a dog. I can't. My hope is my dogs listen to me when it's important. Jackson, my rescue from a few years back, does on occasion. I often wake up early on weekends, and take him to "his" park. If it's 5:00 am, I can take him off leash. STREET! That's the most important. I don't care if a car is coming, but I rarely have to use it. He stays on the sidewalk until he gets to the park where he runs and runs ... and poops.

So we're on our way back. Now Jackson has a harness, I have his leash, but no one is around, so I let him go. He won't go more than thirty feet from me, probably a mastiff thing, but a cop pulls up behind us. Says my dog needs to be on a leash. I said he has a harness, I have the leash, but no one is around. Didn't matter.

I call the dog. "ME"! He comes. I hold out one hand, palm up, he sits. I did not train him, we just worked it out. So I said, what leash is better than that? Just put it on him ... once I'm gone, do whatever.

Jack hates the leash. Maybe that's why he listens so well.
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Sounds like you and Jack listen to each other well! (If only all dog "owners" understood it's a partnership you have with your pets.) I'm impressed he was so agreeable in the presence of the police officer - that's awesome, he knew, didn't he? *Smile* Have you read any books on dog behavior (as opposed to "training"? I can recommend, if you're interested. Cheers & happy walking with Jackson! *HeartV*
I always wondered. What in the world would make you ever first smoke crack. I've asked a few addicts, they don't remember. All they know is how much the high means to them.

Then I recalled a time when I'd just buried the best dog I ever had. I was a mess, but some girl was hitching a ride. I took her all the way to where she was going, because I wasn't going to do anything but drive around all night anyway.

She said, "Come in, I can make you feel all better. Then even better."

I was married and said so... and no. And it was crack, not meth then. Is that how it happens?
I got a 9mm.

It was in my face a few months ago. Someone here talked me out of it. Someone from here.

I may or may not have much more to say, but I still can. Thanks Bama.
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I'm glad you are still here. We're all here for you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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I have been rescuing dogs for over thirty years. Mostly mastiffs, but I did what I could for any canine. One thing I never have done is let one off the leash. Ever. They are wonderful, but unpredictable. Save one if you can...

Jack surprised me. He knew he could get by the screen door when I had my hands full, but didn't. So I kept it open a couple times, then let him out around the parking lot. Usually they take off.

So, we went to the park. He was always harnessed, but not today. Watching him run almost brought me to tears. He is such a great dog. He's worn out and asleep on the couch next to me. We'll go to the park again tomorrow.
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Dogs are one of God's greatest gifts to us. All four of our dogs were rescues. You'll never be without love or companionship with a dog by you side๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฉ
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Happy 4th!!
Kindest Regards, Lilli
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Wishing you a happy 4th WDC anniversary! May you continue to seek and find your inner passion.
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My soon to be ex-roommate fighting with an Asian girl is hilarious. I'm not sure what he did, but I don't think he knows either.
Hockey just gets in your blood I guess. I haven't played in thirty years, but still.

My soon to be ex-roommate opened a door real fast and damn near hit me with it. I deked, spun, and missed him and the door. Later I told him to open the door more slowly, or someone could really get hurt. I don't like him. I was just glad I had a split second to get out of the way.

Today, I had a full second when the door swung open fast, and in a natural reaction, I put a full body check on it. Shoulder, hip, legs, and all that it entails. Poor girl. She might have just been going to the bathroom, but the jackwagon she was visiting didn't tell her to open the door slowly.

He can explain it to her when she wakes up.
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This is kind of funny. But why is there a door that opens fast and causes a hazard where you live? I can't picture the issue.
Someone made the garage into a bedroom. Thankfully,I'm leaving on the 31st...
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