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#21
We have been settling in a new dog as well Mike.
Last year my old dog, Zschopau (it's a long story - Zosh for short.) had to be put down due to cancer.
We lasted about 6 months without a dog, the house just did not seem right.

Here are some pictures of our rescue rottwieler. She is one of the most affectionate and gentle dogs I have ever known.
http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g43/De...tos/Belle/
Given the state she was in (emotionally mostly) when we got her, she has come on leaps and bounds.
Many humans could learn valuable lessons from dogs, it appears to me that
they live in the moment, and seem to always keep an open mind.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken.  

The hobgoblins have to be imaginary so that
"they" can offer their solutions, not THE solutions.
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#22
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[quote author=Mike Davis link=topic=14.msg75#msg75 date=1247185499]
I made it! Now to find my Avitar!
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Your way ahead of SST.  ;D
btw - what is the avatar size, I used an 80x77.
I preferred my old 100x100, but that woud not load, too big I'm assuming.
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I should be able to increase the size in the admin panel.I prefer the avatars we have posted be a little bigger too.
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.

–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952
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#23
May I suggest 100x100 as the preferred size of avatar if possible.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken.  

The hobgoblins have to be imaginary so that
"they" can offer their solutions, not THE solutions.
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#24
[quote author=Derek link=topic=14.msg176#msg176 date=1247346795]
May I suggest 100x100 as the preferred size of avatar if possible.
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The man like them large I see.  ;D
“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”.J Robert Oppenheimer.
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#25
I just don't feel like I should be putting a larger hole in the board to look through.

But, I could!

;D
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!


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#26
Derek:
While I was  working I thought it was unfair to animals to keep them as pets. However with 57 acres I recued 3 dogs and 3 cats as companions to share the house with us. The dogs are locked in at night because they have been skunked 3 times but the cats have free run and all like to take walks with me on the mountain that is our back yard.
You brought up Rottwieler so I thought I would share this. When the cats were young we took them to be spayed and a lady asked what breed they were. I replied they were Rottwieler mix. The Vets office people almost lostit but laughed when the lady left as her facial expresion was good at my answer. we still joke about the cats breed when I go to the vet!
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#27
[quote author=Derek link=topic=14.msg176#msg176 date=1247346795]
May I suggest 100x100 as the preferred size of avatar if possible.
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It is 90X90 right now.

Thought that might be big enough?
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor must preside at our assemblies.

–William O. Douglas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, 1952
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#28
No problem with the avatar size, I was just wondering what it was, that's all.

Mike, cats and dogs are quite different arn't they. Rottweiler mix cats though, that is a thought indeed.

I must confess our Rotty is nothing like what the stereotype rotty is supposed to be. Which is a good thing.
I do not think keeping pets is cruel as such, there are good and bad owners,
owners that do not consider or are aware of the pets needs, which is often cruel intensionally or not.
Ignorance is no defence however.
I think we'd agree that pets can be owned perfectly well and happily by good owners.
Balancing work and life commitments with what a pet needs is often overlooked,
or the owners are just ignorant of the requirements of the pet.
I hope we have the balance right.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken.  

The hobgoblins have to be imaginary so that
"they" can offer their solutions, not THE solutions.
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#29
Derek:
The main issue was hours worked dureing the later years and being on call. We were also buying and selling homes at that time so we only stayed in a home about 2 years after the tax breaks were enacted allowing that.
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