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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21825 on: June 23, 2013, 12:50:57 AM »

Well, for one, afbluebelle, Bruins can't win the Cup on Monday.  They're down a game.  And honestly, if they're really leaving their net wide open so someone can score from half ice, they don't deserve the Cup in my opinion.  I don't know a lot about hockey, but I don't think you're supposed to do that.  ;)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21826 on: June 23, 2013, 12:52:20 AM »
First, Go Hawks.. and by that, I mean Go Anyone Who Isn't The Bruins.  (Seriously, I have no problem with Boston or any other Boston team, but the Bruins?  Yeah.)  Secondly, I didn't know so many of us lived on the same street!
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« Reply #21827 on: June 23, 2013, 01:27:51 AM »
First, Go Hawks.. and by that, I mean Go Anyone Who Isn't The Bruins.  (Seriously, I have no problem with Boston or any other Boston team, but the Bruins?  Yeah.)  Secondly, I didn't know so many of us lived on the same street!


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21828 on: June 23, 2013, 02:05:08 AM »
First, Go Hawks.. and by that, I mean Go Anyone Who Isn't The Bruins.  (Seriously, I have no problem with Boston or any other Boston team, but the Bruins?  Yeah.)  Secondly, I didn't know so many of us lived on the same street!


I know right? I propose an ehellion barbecue! Errr... that would be... a barbecue held by ehellions, not you know, actually barbecuing any ehellions...

I've got hot dogs!  :)



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21829 on: June 23, 2013, 02:12:00 AM »
Update on the boomer - happened again right after Hawks scored.  *sigh*  Thank Deity the game is over.   ;D

Let's hope they're not basketball fans!   :P

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21830 on: June 23, 2013, 05:44:27 AM »
AngelicGamer, be prepared to hear even more fireworks when the Hawks win the Cup on Monday.  ;D
And don't forget that July Fourth is coming up. I suggest noise canceling headphones for the next couple of weeks.


Topic? People who set off illegal fireworks are SS.

I just have to put a new battery into the noise canceling headphones.  I'm going to have to hook them up to the TV so I can listen to the game.  ;D  And, luckily, our new puppy is all "...fireworks?  What fireworks.  It's all chill dudes".

I can handle it on July 4th.  I'm ready for it and they're rarely the loud booming fireworks.  It was just today that I got really startled by it.

I agree with topic.  Also, people who come and snap at you for having a puppy on a harness with leash.  Dude, her neck is small and a collar, with her tugging (we're working on it), would make her airway collapse.  Luckily I can just scoop her up and take her inside, locking the door behind me.  :)

Why is having a puppy on a harness bad? I always thought harnesses looked more comfy and seemed to allow far more control for training.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21831 on: June 23, 2013, 07:41:47 AM »
There's a special snowflake in my neighborhood who has a cannon that he likes to set off. It hasn't endeared him to anyone that I know of.

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« Reply #21832 on: June 23, 2013, 09:22:44 AM »
The rental house at the end of the block seems to attract an unending stream of Special Snowflake druggie bad parents.

The most recent tenants moved in last summer.  They quickly made “friends” with my sociable next-door neighbor Gary.  Two days after the Snowflake family moved in, Gary and I were lounging by my pool.  Snowflake parents let themselves through my gate and came down to the pool, allegedly to talk to Gary, who introduced them to me. 

It took less than five minutes for the Snowflake parents to start telling me how much their kids (at least six of them) were going to enjoy using my pool.  I managed to put a stop to that.

Yesterday Gary told me that the Snowflakes were pestering him to persuade me to let their kids use my pool this summer.

Let’s see . . . Snowflake parents are known drug abusers and have been in and out of rehab this past year.  They owe Gary money.  Their swarm of children is not closely supervised.  One day the 5-year-old was in another neighbor’s yard with a machete, chopping down the garden.  The father’s response was “So?” 

These people have made no effort to befriend me (for which I’m grateful).  I’m astounded that they think someone they barely know would give their crazy family open access to a pool.  Of course, they believe that their children are perfectly behaved little angels.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21833 on: June 23, 2013, 10:09:10 AM »
The rental house at the end of the block seems to attract an unending stream of Special Snowflake druggie bad parents.

The most recent tenants moved in last summer.  They quickly made “friends” with my sociable next-door neighbor Gary.  Two days after the Snowflake family moved in, Gary and I were lounging by my pool.  Snowflake parents let themselves through my gate and came down to the pool, allegedly to talk to Gary, who introduced them to me. 

It took less than five minutes for the Snowflake parents to start telling me how much their kids (at least six of them) were going to enjoy using my pool.  I managed to put a stop to that.

Yesterday Gary told me that the Snowflakes were pestering him to persuade me to let their kids use my pool this summer.

Let’s see . . . Snowflake parents are known drug abusers and have been in and out of rehab this past year.  They owe Gary money.  Their swarm of children is not closely supervised.  One day the 5-year-old was in another neighbor’s yard with a machete, chopping down the garden.  The father’s response was “So?” 

These people have made no effort to befriend me (for which I’m grateful).  I’m astounded that they think someone they barely know would give their crazy family open access to a pool.  Of course, they believe that their children are perfectly behaved little angels.


There are stories about young children drowning in pools every summer - I've been seeing them in the media since we lived in Phoenix, Arizona (USA - the city is in a desert) some thirty odd years ago. 

Locks on gates and high fences were a legal requirement in Arizona at the time.  We got keyed padlocks for the gates.  I'd suggest getting a GOOD padlock and leaving the gate locked at all times when the OP isn't in the yard, and a strong latch to keep it shut when she is in the pool - but might be expecting someone to come over. 

Because "good fences make good neighbors" - and good strong latches on the gates are an important part of a good fence.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21834 on: June 23, 2013, 10:27:37 AM »

Why is having a puppy on a harness bad? I always thought harnesses looked more comfy and seemed to allow far more control for training.
 

I thought so too!   

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21835 on: June 23, 2013, 10:37:01 AM »

Why is having a puppy on a harness bad? I always thought harnesses looked more comfy and seemed to allow far more control for training.
 

I thought so too!

They are definitely more comfortable and safer for small dogs (as the OP mentioned, to prevent trauma on the windpipe) but for a dog that pulls, a harness is the worst training method - it lets the dog get his full weight and strength behind the pull.   If this is a 10 lb Shih Tzu, not such a big deal :-) ...for larger, heavier dogs it can make the training harder.  There are devices that go around the dog's muzzle that are much  more effective, but they don't work on short-faced breeds like bulldogs.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21836 on: June 23, 2013, 10:43:27 AM »

Well, for one, afbluebelle, Bruins can't win the Cup on Monday.  They're down a game.  And honestly, if they're really leaving their net wide open so someone can score from half ice, they don't deserve the Cup in my opinion.  I don't know a lot about hockey, but I don't think you're supposed to do that.  ;)

*Sports Fan hat on*:  it is a valid play.  When teams are one goal behind close to the end of the game and have possession of the puck, they'll pull the goaltender to put on an extra attacker in an attempt to score the tying goal.  The downside, of course, is that if the other team manages to get the puck, the net is empty and a shot from centre ice can trickle in, if it is on line.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21837 on: June 23, 2013, 10:45:13 AM »
First, Go Hawks.. and by that, I mean Go Anyone Who Isn't The Bruins.  (Seriously, I have no problem with Boston or any other Boston team, but the Bruins?  Yeah.)  Secondly, I didn't know so many of us lived on the same street!


I know right? I propose an ehellion barbecue! Errr... that would be... a barbecue held by ehellions, not you know, actually barbecuing any ehellions...

I'll bring potato salad!

I've got hot dogs!  :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21838 on: June 23, 2013, 12:03:22 PM »

Why is having a puppy on a harness bad? I always thought harnesses looked more comfy and seemed to allow far more control for training.
 

I thought so too!

They are definitely more comfortable and safer for small dogs (as the OP mentioned, to prevent trauma on the windpipe) but for a dog that pulls, a harness is the worst training method - it lets the dog get his full weight and strength behind the pull.   If this is a 10 lb Shih Tzu, not such a big deal :-) ...for larger, heavier dogs it can make the training harder.  There are devices that go around the dog's muzzle that are much  more effective, but they don't work on short-faced breeds like bulldogs.

She's a 12 pound Cavachon.  She's actually gotten better since we switched harnesses but she still pulls because, honestly, she's a puppy and her thought process is "musthave!".  The guy basically said that it was hurting the dog's chest area and that a collar is much more humane, plus then she would look more like a dog.  ???  ::)  I decided to let him keep that thought, scooped up the puppy, and brought her inside.  I haven't seen the man since and I'm kind of glad about it. 

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And Thipu1, thank you for explaining that.  It makes a lot more sense now.  At the time, I was all "did they forget they were playing?" because I thought it was like basketball.  Where if the team ahead has the ball in the last half minute of the game, they can just hold onto it and then make a shot from center if they want to.  Usually never goes in.  :)



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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21839 on: June 23, 2013, 12:07:33 PM »

Well, for one, afbluebelle, Bruins can't win the Cup on Monday.  They're down a game.  And honestly, if they're really leaving their net wide open so someone can score from half ice, they don't deserve the Cup in my opinion.  I don't know a lot about hockey, but I don't think you're supposed to do that.  ;)

*Sports Fan hat on*:  it is a valid play.  When teams are one goal behind close to the end of the game and have possession of the puck, they'll pull the goaltender to put on an extra attacker in an attempt to score the tying goal.  The downside, of course, is that if the other team manages to get the puck, the net is empty and a shot from centre ice can trickle in, if it is on line.

Even dumber is when a team pulls the goalie during a power play to get a 6 on 4 advantage.  Because being on the PK means the team can ice the puck with no penalty, therefore getting unlimited free shots on the now empty net.
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