El's Kitchen

“Cool huh?”

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#23658 Mar 2, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>Good morning El. Spring is just around the corner. Have a great day :)
Good Morning Denny...it's bitterly cold here, this morning a really heavy frost as the sky was clear last night, but Spring is definately round the corner, little buds everywhere.....
I have loved this past few months, I love the Winter, strange really as I worship the sun.
Have a lovely weekend Den.

“Denny Crain”

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Since: Jan 11

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#23659 Mar 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I think sometimes people do this out of desperation...let us
say a landlord has complained that the tenant's dog is too rowdy, that he has had complaints....in a desperate attempt to keep the dog, and pacify the landlord, the owner has the dog devocalised.
You and I know that it would be a very selfish thing to do, that it would be in the dog's interest to rehome that dog.....
It isn't something that we, as dog lovers here, could even imagine doing, but, if it was against the law, no chance of anybody having the option. So thanks for signing, we should have an update in time as to the success of the petition, so fingers crossed enough sign.
Be brilliant if everydoy igned and passed it o to like-minded friends/family. Thanks.
El what do you think about bark collars ?

“Towards Spring”

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Since: Dec 06

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#23660 Mar 2, 2013
With regard to the topic being
discussed today,

I would be 100% against any of these
DE CLAWING, DE BARKING [etc] practices..

If i were in charge, I'd gladly pass a ruling
banning suchlike forever:

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Since: Jul 11

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#23661 Mar 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
And for my mate BOOMER....who I could depend upon to share interest and support in the greatest team in the world...
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11667...
Boomer says, "Man U ROCKS!"

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

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#23662 Mar 2, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>El what do you think about bark collars ?
I am taking it that they are collars which emit an electric shock
when the dog barks...I could be completely wrong. I nearly said I could be barking up the wrong tree. LOL!

My opinion....the equivalent of Guantanamo Bay for canines!

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

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#23663 Mar 2, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
With regard to the topic being
discussed today,
I would be 100% against any of these
DE CLAWING, DE BARKING [etc] practices..
If i were in charge, I'd gladly pass a ruling
banning suchlike forever:
I think most decent pet owners are Grace and I
believe you subscribe to care2..so you may have
already signed the petition, I am sure you will
add your voice to the attempts to ban this practice.

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

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#23664 Mar 2, 2013
Brighteyes9 wrote:
<quoted text>
Boomer says, "Man U ROCKS!"
Hello there Brighteyes....and thanks for passing
that along. Boomer will be glad to hear that
Man U won their match today ensuring they are
still in line for the Premiership title.
Please tell him he is well and truly missed in
the kitchen.
Hope you are having a good weekend there Brighteys,
you mentioned festivals a little while ago, can you
elaborate on that please!....:) Sounds intriguing.
Glad you liked the link...

“Cool huh?”

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#23665 Mar 2, 2013
franko wrote:
<quoted text>Hey EL .. I heard the prince was involved in a rescue very near to you, up on Snowdonia....
Still not heard anything about this Franko, but not surprising
really as he is stationed at Valley and I often see Old
Yeller (the Air/Sea/ Rescue helicopter) flying over. I
watched them winch a fellow up from the where he had fallen on the mountain one day, they do a wonderful job.

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#23666 Mar 2, 2013
Lady El who is this naked nut you have running around

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

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#23667 Mar 2, 2013
tallyho wrote:
Lady El who is this naked nut you have running around
HA HA! I think it advisable he wear clothes where he is
going from now on (goal) wouldn't you agree Sir Tally?!

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

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#23668 Mar 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I am taking it that they are collars which emit an electric shock
when the dog barks...I could be completely wrong. I nearly said I could be barking up the wrong tree. LOL!
My opinion....the equivalent of Guantanamo Bay for canines!
hey Gitmo is a paradise. Free health care and dental. Most gain lots of weight and most who are relewased return to the battle field. Do you know how many have been added to Gitmo since Obama has been president? One, they don't make it off the battle field. 3 men were water boarded but it seems more humane to Obama to kill them on the battle field and I approve of that tactic

“....VETS”

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Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#23669 Mar 2, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
HA HA! I think it advisable he wear clothes where he is
going from now on (goal) wouldn't you agree Sir Tally?!
well I can honestly some birthday suits could use a bit of pressing

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#23670 Mar 2, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>So now it is a federal crime for 2 men to call each other names :)
Only if they are politicians of opposing parties ;)

“....VETS”

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WELCOME HOME

#23671 Mar 2, 2013
Verbal abuse is the use of words to cause harm to the person being spoken to. It is difficult to define and may take many forms. Similarly, the harm caused is often difficult to measure. The most commonly understood form is name-calling. Verbal abuse may consist of shouting, insulting, intimidating, threatening, shaming, demeaning, or derogatory language, among other forms of communication.

Perpetrators of verbal abuse often misuse their authority and prey on those in a subordinate position. Victims of verbal abuse are often told they are to blame for the abuser's behavior and reluctant to take action to end the abuse. Verbal abuse may lead to stress, depression, physical ailments, and other damage.

“Living With A Grateful Heart”

Since: Jan 13

Counting Little Blessings

#23672 Mar 2, 2013
Hi Lady Eleanor...
I've heard of devocalization of dogs before but I think it is inhumane and would never be in favor of it for any reason..
Dogs can be trained out of barking.. Anything that eats can be trained... so having said that I'm still trying to convince my pack that not all noises are worth barking over.. They get the message but their instincts over ride my training at times..
When I put them to bed at night they are very quiet because they want a bedtime treat.. In the morning however they are all ready to get up and at the day... I can call them down when they bark at something they shouldn't and they will shut up..
Denny mentioned bark collars and they are an effective training method but it does involve shocking the animal and I'm not the person who could make that choice..
I go for the reward training system..
If they are good they get a treat.. if they have to be called down then they don't get treats..
They have all figured that out but like I said there are still times when they bark because instinct tells them it is what they are supposed to do...
I've lived here for going on 3 years and no one has ever made a complaint concerning barking or anything else about My Pack for that matter..
I hope that your day was a great one and that your night has been as good or better...
Sending You and Yours all of my best wishes...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---

“guess who Lois?”

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Since: Dec 06

A little hole in the wall.

#23673 Mar 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Still not heard anything about this Franko, but not surprising
really as he is stationed at Valley and I often see Old
Yeller (the Air/Sea/ Rescue helicopter) flying over. I
watched them winch a fellow up from the where he had fallen on the mountain one day, they do a wonderful job.
It was aired just a week ago but I wonder if that was old footage? I thuoght it was current though ...

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

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#23674 Mar 3, 2013
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
I think most decent pet owners are Grace and I
believe you subscribe to care2..so you may have
already signed the petition, I am sure you will
add your voice to the attempts to ban this practice.
In honesty, El,
I never heard of Care2, before you brought it to
my attention, and I'm very glad you did..

I will be diligent about adding my voice there ..also.
and thanks, El.

“Towards Spring”

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Since: Dec 06

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#23675 Mar 3, 2013
How different folks think,
and I know there are superb animal lovers here..
and indeed, on Offbeat in general, it must be said.

I've seen the most loving caring posts about
animals around Offbeat - KUDOS!
NO trolling on that subject LOL!

When I'm bringing my dog Ali to the river for
a swim, she knows ALL the landmarks, and understands what 'going to the river means' and near jumps out
of her fur coat with sheer excitement.. and starts
barking, whining and kinda chattering away all the way
there -
and .. rather than stop her chattering,
I let her continue to express herself, as we 'humans'
do, when talking to one another.

Some folks forget that.

Here's a gorgeous link..



Pardon if I put it here already,
[memory not as good as it was](:

Warmest greetings to all the regulars.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

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#23676 Mar 3, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
How different folks think,
and I know there are superb animal lovers here..
and indeed, on Offbeat in general, it must be said.

I've seen the most loving caring posts about
animals around Offbeat - KUDOS!
NO trolling on that subject LOL!

When I'm bringing my dog Ali to the river for
a swim, she knows ALL the landmarks, and understands what 'going to the river means' and near jumps out
of her fur coat with sheer excitement.. and starts
barking, whining and kinda chattering away all the way
there -
and .. rather than stop her chattering,
I let her continue to express herself, as we 'humans'
do, when talking to one another.

Some folks forget that.

Here's a gorgeous link..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =k_Jzb0yWdcUXX

Pardon if I put it here already,
[memory not as good as it was](:

Warmest greetings to all the regulars.
Back at you Grace. Have a wonderful day.

Animals are far smarter than humans give them credit. While their concept of time may or may not be in line with ours, they seem to remember body language cues and as you mentioned, words we routinely use. Conventional wisdom says it is best to use or two syllable words.

It certainly rings true with my two.

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#23677 Mar 3, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
How different folks think,
and I know there are superb animal lovers here..
and indeed, on Offbeat in general, it must be said.
I've seen the most loving caring posts about
animals around Offbeat - KUDOS!
NO trolling on that subject LOL!
When I'm bringing my dog Ali to the river for
a swim, she knows ALL the landmarks, and understands what 'going to the river means' and near jumps out
of her fur coat with sheer excitement.. and starts
barking, whining and kinda chattering away all the way
there -
and .. rather than stop her chattering,
I let her continue to express herself, as we 'humans'
do, when talking to one another.
Some folks forget that.
Here's a gorgeous link..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =k_Jzb0yWdcUXX
Pardon if I put it here already,
[memory not as good as it was](:
Warmest greetings to all the regulars.
My bird dog Britt would go crazy when I took my shotgun out of the cabinet . He was always ready to hunt. My wife bought him for me and he was very expensive. I would never have spent that much. The first time I took him hunting it was in heavy brush and I lost sight of him for a long time. I called and called for him and I thought well there went a lot of money. I had given up when he came out of the brush with a quail in his mouth. He had been on point all that time and finally gave up on me and grabbed the bird :)

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