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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Book Thread
« on: June 07, 2021, 12:52:27 pm »
I can only dream of my memory being good enough to answer that question, but I'd love to see other people's answers.

Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: June 07, 2021, 01:35:17 am »
Yikes indeed and thanks for the spoiler.

One mystery of life that you learn about when you have a dog is how much food is on the ground in urban areas. How does so much food end up on the ground, people??? The danger is less actual poison than all the other ways it can make dogs sick, especially since they will happily eat things that can kill them like chicken bones, oh and did you know macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs? Really it's a miracle sometimes that anyone can keep a dog alive for more than five minutes.

But also, be careful of heatstroke. Dogs just physically don't cool themselves as well as us hairless apes do. It was in the 90s in NYC today, right? Too hot to walk a dog.

Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: June 03, 2021, 01:59:01 am »
It's really stressful to get a new dog! It takes a much longer time to figure out how to make it work, and for the dog to really settle in, than people expect. But it sounds like you are doing all the right things and eventually it will be fine, so fine that you'll forget how hard it was and get ANOTHER dog to turn your life upside down again.

Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: May 31, 2021, 12:15:42 am »
Oh and here's another thing to try. Reward the dog for doing nothing sometimes. Just, you notice the dog is lying there calmly, give it a treat. This is so simple but people find it hard to execute because it's hard to learn to see doing nothing as, like, something happening. But it actually is a behavior and you can reinforce it.

I used to teach this in dog training classes, because it was on the curriculum which was made up by someone I trusted, but I always kind of wondered about it. Then I got Momo and swear to god it saved my life. Initially she had only two modes, locked in her crate and running around acting like a demon. A couple weeks of treating when I caught her doing nothing made a big difference. It really helped to lower the overall arousal level.

Science & Nature / Re: Aminals
« on: May 30, 2021, 09:46:05 pm »
It is like the stone ages here when it comes to posting photos. I guess some things in life have gotten better.

You are doing the right thing by showing the dog that when biting happens, the fun stops. Your only problem is that you are expecting it to work too fast. You have had this dog for basically five minutes, it takes longer to change behavior than that.

Sports & Leisure / Re: It's a Wombat!
« on: February 08, 2021, 11:17:17 pm »

Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: February 06, 2021, 02:45:54 pm »
Congrats and good luck, because it's hard to get a dog right now! My friend in Brooklyn just got one and it was crazy.

Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: January 31, 2021, 05:21:12 pm »
What's your job? I think I remember you used to work with cats, which is just the sort of job I'd give to a character.

For my part, I'm actually spending less time writing about animals, because writing is no way to make a damn living and is too stressful in pandemic times, and more time editing translations of Japanese light novels.

People & Places / Re: Anybody want a Gmail invite?
« on: January 29, 2021, 02:33:25 am »
I can't even remember a time before Gmail anymore.

People & Places / Re: Happy Birthday, Crazy Pug Lady!
« on: January 19, 2021, 06:33:26 pm »
Thanks! All I wanted for my birthday this year was a new president. It's coming a day late like everything else I've ordered lately.

Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: January 09, 2021, 02:01:26 am »
On the one hand that theory sounds totally logical to me but on the other hand it came back after I had finally given up on it entirely, so I just don't know what to think.

Achewood / Re: The Legend of Asherdan Lives On!
« on: January 08, 2021, 09:24:29 pm »
omg hilarious

Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: January 03, 2021, 01:17:30 am »
omg it's Keith Hernandez! What is up with you?

Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: December 31, 2020, 01:56:05 am »
Dammit, he must've figured out the cloning plan after all.

I don't think so, it's a lot cuter than he is.

Wild Card / Re: Return of the Son of Today I'm Gonna...
« on: December 24, 2020, 02:20:25 pm »
Huh, the board is still up. I guess if even I forget to look at it, I can't be surprised that hardly anyone is posting.

Well if anyone is out there: Hey, I got a Christmas card email from Bobby Isoceles and it has a photo of an actual human baby on it.

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