We get all sappy and stuff in the Christmas season, and I think all the emotional stuff really throws you for a loop, with the darkness of winter making us sad, and the gift giving making us happy, and the anxiety and everything all piled up. Good thing I like it.
I ran over one of those guys I saw eating the cats in the alley. He didn’t look so good, kept going on about how he wanted to eat my grains.
Two handsome punks at the sledding hill in Fsj. Good day for sledding, a little windy for standing at the top of a snowy hill though. This is why they invented Tim Hortons I’m pretty sure.
I thought I would share this with my friends, in the spirit the advice was given.
|Me: “Our son talked us into getting him a dog this past spring. Opportunity arose to get a Border Collie cross, but before long we realized that this breed has more energy than our teenaged son has. We realize that technically, our problem is not with the dog, but with our son’s attitude toward his responsibility. Any advice?”
Amber The Dog Whisperer: “Hi there, I see this a lot. People get a dog because they think it’s cute, or their child talks them into it. The only problem is that without researching the breed, the future dog owners could be getting in over their heads. And border collies are the #1 dog that this occurs with. These dogs are bred to do hardcore farm work. Their mental state depends on the work that they do. Getting a dog like this without the proper outlet for working him can cause some major problems for both dog and owner. Dogs will act out in ways such as excessive barking, digging holes, chasing cars, chewing, etc. All because the dog is trying to occupy itself.
Responsibility must be learned, I agree with you. But if that is going to be impossible (as it is for a lot of teenagers), and the dog is going to end up being the one who suffers, then perhaps the dog needs to go somewhere with the proper time ect. for his training and energy. And your son will learn the cost and consequences of his neglect to take responsibilty for the dog.
But if your son is dedicated to training and caring for this dog, then here’s what needs to happen.
Basically, these dogs require intense mental stimulation every single day. They need a job to do. What I might suggest to you, is trying some new approaches to get your son’s interest in the dog back. Border collies do excellent in agility, hiking, ect. You may want to try planning some activities that require both of them to work together, therefore strengthening their bond to one another. If there is something your son has a particular interest in, try thinking of a way to involve the dog, attempt to integrate him back into your son’s life. The thing with teenagers, is that if you push them to do something, they’re most likely just going to do the opposite so try doing these things without talking to him about your true motives.
If you have any other questions, any problems with the dog, please email me back. I hope you find this info helpful. And please feel free to stay in touch.”
October 18, 1993 Tyson Alexander Mowat casually walks into a bridal gown store in New Brunswick, robbing the 21 year old wedding consultant clerk, making off with over 50 dollars in cash.
Hanging at starbux, trying to ignore the bad things in life. Brend just went browsing in the bakery department and has an armful of buns now. Oh yeah. Because its thanksgiving
Here’s a Bierzenbutz holder set that my wife and I constructed this evening. The big shiny thing holds beers, and the bendy things hold your butt. Together they make evenings special.
This is how you get to be famous on the internet, make some kind of “motivational poster”. so I stole one and took it to the next level. It’s sort of like the “Inception” of internet Motivational Poster memes. Leave me a comment if you “get” it. Actually, leave me a comment if you don’t get it, too. That way if I get a lot of “Huh What?” comments I’ll know I’m just crazy.
Spencer and I just spent some time making money this weekend, seemed like a fun way to spend an hour. I made a dollar, he made twenty, though we were doing the same amount of work. He asked me if it was illegal to do this, and I told him it’s only illegal if you try to pass it off as real. I’m relieved that he went out of his way to note that it was a fake twenty, lest someone find it and accuse us of counterfeiting.
I envision a time when art might be traded like money is. “Hey I’ll give you this illustration of a bicycle for a loaf of bread?” Maybe this activity isn’t too far out there, I’ll have to start hanging around more Farmers Markets. Trading caricatures for clothes, paintings for playthings, sketches for sandwiches. I envision myself enjoying days painting by the lake, weekends trading the works for life essentials. I must be missing something in this daydream, or I’m sure everyone would be doing it in real life. Or is it possible (this is likely:) that Farmers Marketers might have the right idea – provide what you are able, trade for what you need.