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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6105 on: November 22, 2012, 02:20:03 PM »
I got one. Why does my dog (a somewhat chihuahua looking dog... we have no clue what her parentage is, if it matters.) go nuts what I start coughing? We can be laying in bed and one of my bad coughing fits hit, and all of a sudden she's running the mattress track, pausing occasionally to paw at my face before racing around, rolling in the blanket and yelping. This i the only time she yelps quite like this, its high pitched and kinda frantic sounding.

It does not stop until I use my inhalor (or pretend to.) Even stopping the coughing makes her keep freaking out.

At a guess I'd say it's a protective thing. Dog has learnt that when mistress can't breathe the magic device fixes things. Therefore when you can't breathe he's saying "quick everyone! Quick! We need the magic device! AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES HERE, PEOPLE!?"

Not an expert on dog psychology, btw. I'm just basing this on how my usually laid back dog behaves when there are children in the pool. Unless there is an adult near enough for his satisfaction he freaks out.

That makes a lot of sense actually. She sometimes runs from the inhalor to me and back again if she can see it, but usually its in my pocket.

Now if only I could teach her to retrieve the thing when it falls behind the bed frame...

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« Reply #6106 on: November 25, 2012, 03:01:12 AM »
I got one. Why does my dog (a somewhat chihuahua looking dog... we have no clue what her parentage is, if it matters.) go nuts what I start coughing? We can be laying in bed and one of my bad coughing fits hit, and all of a sudden she's running the mattress track, pausing occasionally to paw at my face before racing around, rolling in the blanket and yelping. This i the only time she yelps quite like this, its high pitched and kinda frantic sounding.

It does not stop until I use my inhalor (or pretend to.) Even stopping the coughing makes her keep freaking out.

At a guess I'd say it's a protective thing. Dog has learnt that when mistress can't breathe the magic device fixes things. Therefore when you can't breathe he's saying "quick everyone! Quick! We need the magic device! AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES HERE, PEOPLE!?"

Not an expert on dog psychology, btw. I'm just basing this on how my usually laid back dog behaves when there are children in the pool. Unless there is an adult near enough for his satisfaction he freaks out.

That makes a lot of sense actually. She sometimes runs from the inhalor to me and back again if she can see it, but usually its in my pocket.

Now if only I could teach her to retrieve the thing when it falls behind the bed frame...

Awww you got your own little 'Lassie' wannabe.  ;D
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6107 on: November 25, 2012, 03:41:25 PM »
I got one. Why does my dog (a somewhat chihuahua looking dog... we have no clue what her parentage is, if it matters.) go nuts what I start coughing? We can be laying in bed and one of my bad coughing fits hit, and all of a sudden she's running the mattress track, pausing occasionally to paw at my face before racing around, rolling in the blanket and yelping. This i the only time she yelps quite like this, its high pitched and kinda frantic sounding.

It does not stop until I use my inhalor (or pretend to.) Even stopping the coughing makes her keep freaking out.

At a guess I'd say it's a protective thing. Dog has learnt that when mistress can't breathe the magic device fixes things. Therefore when you can't breathe he's saying "quick everyone! Quick! We need the magic device! AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES HERE, PEOPLE!?"

Not an expert on dog psychology, btw. I'm just basing this on how my usually laid back dog behaves when there are children in the pool. Unless there is an adult near enough for his satisfaction he freaks out.

That makes a lot of sense actually. She sometimes runs from the inhalor to me and back again if she can see it, but usually its in my pocket.

Now if only I could teach her to retrieve the thing when it falls behind the bed frame...

Awww you got your own little 'Lassie' wannabe.  ;D

Seems like it. She's a good girl, even if she gets anxious easily. Lately I've been running fever and either she doesn't like it or she just LOVES ot (I'm her heater?) because she has been right up my tush the whole time. Including "escorting" me to the bathroom and back.

Its almost funny, since my other two dogs are avoiding me and my feverish self. Maybe Bernadette thinks she's my nurse?

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« Reply #6108 on: November 26, 2012, 09:15:10 AM »
I got one. Why does my dog (a somewhat chihuahua looking dog... we have no clue what her parentage is, if it matters.) go nuts what I start coughing? We can be laying in bed and one of my bad coughing fits hit, and all of a sudden she's running the mattress track, pausing occasionally to paw at my face before racing around, rolling in the blanket and yelping. This i the only time she yelps quite like this, its high pitched and kinda frantic sounding.

It does not stop until I use my inhalor (or pretend to.) Even stopping the coughing makes her keep freaking out.

At a guess I'd say it's a protective thing. Dog has learnt that when mistress can't breathe the magic device fixes things. Therefore when you can't breathe he's saying "quick everyone! Quick! We need the magic device! AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CARES HERE, PEOPLE!?"

Not an expert on dog psychology, btw. I'm just basing this on how my usually laid back dog behaves when there are children in the pool. Unless there is an adult near enough for his satisfaction he freaks out.

That makes a lot of sense actually. She sometimes runs from the inhalor to me and back again if she can see it, but usually its in my pocket.

Now if only I could teach her to retrieve the thing when it falls behind the bed frame...

Awww you got your own little 'Lassie' wannabe.  ;D

Seems like it. She's a good girl, even if she gets anxious easily. Lately I've been running fever and either she doesn't like it or she just LOVES ot (I'm her heater?) because she has been right up my tush the whole time. Including "escorting" me to the bathroom and back.

Its almost funny, since my other two dogs are avoiding me and my feverish self. Maybe Bernadette thinks she's my nurse?

Those tendencies are what led us to train our poodle as a service animal - he's cued in to things that most dogs aren't, for some reason. We think it's pretty cool - he can tell to a very fine degree when DP calling "Honey!" is minor, important, urgent, or OMIGAWD!!! Some dogs just have that sixth sense. You might be able to train her to retrieve the inhaler - try giving her an empty one to retrieve (if she will play fetch) and go from there.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6109 on: November 29, 2012, 09:48:14 AM »
Why are native  New Zealanders  called  "Kiwis", and does the fruit hail from there as well (and that might answer my question)   ::))



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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6110 on: November 29, 2012, 09:53:38 AM »
Why are native  New Zealanders  called  "Kiwis", and does the fruit hail from there as well (and that might answer my question)   ::))

I assumed NZ people were named after the national bird.  I thought it applied to all NZ-ers, not just native peoples.

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« Reply #6111 on: November 29, 2012, 11:03:35 AM »
The fruit started being promoted and shipped by New Zealand growers, I think: the old name is "Chinese gooseberry," but if you've ever eaten gooseberries, about the only similarity is that both are green inside.
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« Reply #6112 on: November 29, 2012, 02:33:07 PM »
Why are native  New Zealanders  called  "Kiwis", and does the fruit hail from there as well (and that might answer my question)   ::))

In NZ, a kiwi is either the bird, the coin, or slang for a person.  The fruit is a "kiwi fruit." 

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6113 on: December 01, 2012, 01:05:20 PM »
A really dumb question--can you download/play Angry Birds just on a PC?  My daughter is enamored of the game but I don't own a Smartphone, iTouch or anything like that.
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« Reply #6114 on: December 01, 2012, 01:26:54 PM »
A really dumb question--can you download/play Angry Birds just on a PC?  My daughter is enamored of the game but I don't own a Smartphone, iTouch or anything like that.

on google chrome you can install it from the chrome web store.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6115 on: December 01, 2012, 03:42:21 PM »
Why do I get a roaring noise in my ears when something painful is in my eye or I hurt my nose?
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« Reply #6116 on: December 01, 2012, 05:08:44 PM »
Why do I get a roaring noise in my ears when something painful is in my eye or I hurt my nose?

Sinuses? I get earache, facial pain, eye pain and toothache with mine. I also sometimes have noises in my ears and trouble with balance.
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« Reply #6117 on: December 02, 2012, 01:15:11 PM »
I get a roaring noise in my ears (kinda like a freight train or an over-active ocean crashing on the shore) when I get a sudden fright or, for some reason or another, feel light-headed. Whenever I hear that sound it tells me that I need to sit/calm down.

Maybe it's the blood or adrenaline rushing through your system to fix whatever is wrong is what you're hearing?

Interesting question.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6118 on: December 02, 2012, 01:38:59 PM »
New question -- Nook & Libraries

Stupid because I've had my Nook for almost a year and I should know the answer (but I prefer to buy instead of borrow.) I've looked at the B&N website and can't find out how to do this.

How do you borrow books from the library on your Nook?

Does it have to be a local library?

I'm thinking about getting a Nook for my mother for Xmas and she lives in very-small-town-USA. Does her town library need to have this function available (unlikely) or can she borrow books from any library?




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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6119 on: December 02, 2012, 01:47:26 PM »

Does it have to be a local library?

I'm thinking about getting a Nook for my mother for Xmas and she lives in very-small-town-USA. Does her town library need to have this function available (unlikely) or can she borrow books from any library?

It has to be a library that the owner of the Nook belongs too.  The library is paying for the e-books just like they pay for physical books.  It's actually worse because they are only renting them from the publishers and after X number of people have borrowed the e-books they have to pay more money to continue lending them.