The Venting Thread

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by *blackrose, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Grab

    Grab Active Member

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    How have two sleep loving people spawned a little human who loathes sleep? This is simply not logical:p
     
  2. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    *breath in*
    *breath out*
    *scream into a pillow*
    And repeat.
     
  3. Muttkip

    Muttkip LABRADERP!

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    Just because my dog doesn't eat top of the line kibble doesn't make me a bad dog owner.
    Just because my dog lives outside doesn't make me a bad dog owner.
    Just because I can't walk or play with him everyday doesn't make me a bad dog owner.
    Just because he's not a trained dog doesn't make me a bad dog owner.
    Just because I use lost cost clinics and free rabies clinics doesn't make me a bad dog owner.

    He's MY dog, he's MY best friend, he's MY furry son. I may not have a lot of money or spend as much time with him as I would like to due to my screwy work schedule, does not mean I don't love my dog. I do what can for him and try to do right by him. Sure he's eating a dog food that costs 18.99 for a 40lb of food right, it's all I can afford. Sure he doesn't get his shots on time and he goes a bit in between baths. But he is the **** dog EVER. And he has been my best friend for almost 11 years now and though he may deserve better then me, but me and that dog have been through hell and back twice and we've always had each other's backs. I love my dog

    I may not be the best dog owner out there, but I love my dog I'll kill for him, but I AM NOT BY NO MEANS A BAD DOG OWNER!
     
  4. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    Preach!
    I don't think you are bad dog owner.
    (((hugs)))
     
  5. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    How many do you have to narrow it down to?
     
  6. Saeleofu

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    My ankles hate me.
     
  7. Red Chrome

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    I dislike dogs and rescues and dog people right now. So frustrated. I also dislike watching people get old, it sucks.
     
  8. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    I hate getting out of bed first! Especially when I'm still full of cold :(

    Oh well, 4pm finish on Fridays.... Better come quick!
     
  9. FG167

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    Well Kastle is at the least started in, if not titled in

    Agility
    Flyball
    IPO
    Lure Coursing
    Dock Jumping
    And herding instinct tested.

    Eden in all but IPO and dock jumping and I'm fairly certain Limit will be able to do all but IPO too.

    IPO and flyball are 2.5 hrs away. One is on Sat and one on Sun. All day and lots of driving. Agility is closer but should be reviewed at home and at home I am working on IPO and sometimes flyball. I'm also training and running Jason's Border Collie in agility.

    Kastle is 1.5 years old and now eligible to compete in everything and I do not have time or availability to get him ready for everything. I got him for IPO but it takes so long to get to training and a lot of at home training as well. I REALLY want these titles though! Agility is closer, less training and more bang for your buck. Flyball is farther, medium training but LOTS more bang for your buck. I need to prioritize but every time I do, I end up switching. Plus, it's a little hard to get consistent IPO training because Kastle is an extreme, rather difficult dog to work and handle. But, I am told we could be quite good...same in agility.

    *sigh*
     
  10. AllisonPitbullLvr

    AllisonPitbullLvr New Member

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    It snowed a little overnight:

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    (that's my BBQ)

    My dogs are under the impression that I can make it go away and they are both staring at me and whining.
     
  11. Taqroy

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    Do you think if you did agility first it could give Kastle a chance to mature and settle down, thus making the IPO training easier? And then by the time you're ready for IPO maybe your work schedule will have loosened up a bit?

    It sucks to have to make those choices though, especially when you want to do everything. :( I really really wanted to do herding with Mu but the place I want to go is 45 minutes away and pretty much only does classes in the morning, on weekdays. When I'm at work. >.<
     
  12. SaraB

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    I hate people. I should go home before I punch someone in the face. That is all.
     
  13. SaraB

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    This!! My big sports are agility and disc right now. However, I plan on doing rally and obedience with both girls once they are older and not able to train as hard as they do now. We of course do little bits of obedience here and there so that they will have a good foundation to start off on when we get serious, but it's quite convenient that some of it is needed for agility anyways.
     
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    sassafras mushinois

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    This should be in the good news thread!!
     
  15. FG167

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    That's what I am thinking about doing. I just feel so guilty! My breeder gave me pick IPO prospect so I feel I should make use of it. Plus I know my training director has high hopes for us and I don't want to let him down either. And I really do enjoy it but it's so far!

    If I'm honest, part is that Jason is totally pushing agility (because he more or less hates SchH now) and that makes me want to stubbornly stick with IPO. This sport brought us together and he may hate it, but I don't. I don't know how objective his viewpoint is either with that in mind. But, it shouldn't matter I am just using excuses so I don't have to choose!

    A big thing with IPO with GSDs is waiting for their aggression to kick in, which Kastle's hasn't yet so I can teach him the protection basics but they won't have power for awhile yet. His tracking and obedience foundation is SOLID and I could probably go out and do most of a BH routine now...I just feel like such a slacker for not doing everything.

    With Limit, since I've been agonizing over Kastle, I've done the bare minimum. I feel like once I make a decision on K I can start more seriously with Lim. I was thinking of making K my IPO dog and Lim my agility dog but Kastle loves agility too and is soooooo fun to run that I really want that with him too.

    First world problems.
     
  16. AllisonPitbullLvr

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    LOL! My dogs disagree!
     
  17. ~Dixie's_Mom~

    ~Dixie's_Mom~ ♥Chloe & Violet♥

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    I know the feeling.
     
  18. Beanie

    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    My sister wants to take my mom out for lunch or dinner on her birthday (tomorrow.) My mom loves Olive Garden so my sister said we could go there, OR she said she has coupons for Buca di Beppo. My mom said she would try Buca because my dad thinks he hates Olive Garden after trying it once almost 20 years ago.

    I looked up Buca's menu to see if they had a gluten free menu (OG does not but I made do last time and, though there might possibly have been some flour in the sauce, didn't end up sick; bless my waiter for not batting an eye when I asked if I could have a chicken pasta dish without the pasta.) and they do. So I clicked on a few things to see what they looked like...
    and HOLY PRICES, BATMAN.

    Ummm... I hope my sister is paying. Because I cannot afford that. Yikes.
     
  19. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    I'd keep up with his IPO training, and while waiting for the aggression to kick in, do agility and flyball. :)
     
  20. Taqroy

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    Don't feel guilty! You do SO MUCH with your dogs and it's not like you don't have plans to do IPO - sometimes things just don't work out in the time frame you want. And really if you end up resenting the amount of time it's taking to do something you could end up resenting the activity too - and that would suck.

    :lol-sign: I warmed up the wrong car this morning (I forgot Matt needed mine to pick up dog food) and I was SO MAD that I had to freeze on the way to work. And I wanted to vent but yeah, first world problems much?
     

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