Sugar Magnolia

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  1. omg...you live in Bend Oregon???  I live in Redmond...

     

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  2. Another deck question

    How hard is it to sand and stain a deck? How many man hours to do a 1,000 sq. ft.? We have about 1,000 sq. ft on our upper level which really needs it. Plus, about 750 sq. ft. below. The estimate for a pro was $2,500 just for the upper. If we do it ourselves, what kind of stain and brand should we use?
  3. Stern is on now

    I have a friend who is an NFL ref and the commitee goes through all of the games not just the ones with a close to the point spread and close calls. Then you are graded by the commitee. The ref team with the highest grades at the end of the season get to call the playoff and SB which is where the real money is for the refs.
  4. Which Huddlers have you met in person ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bend,_Oregon
  5. Which Huddlers have you met in person ?

    I haven't met any of you, but would love to. I live in an out of the way place but if you ever are this way for skiing, kayaking, rafting, flyfishing, hiking, horseback riding, mtn biking or golf, you are welcome to stay here. You will have a guest suite with private deck (will have to share with the dogs), and own 50 " widescreen TV for your sports viewing pleasure. I don't leave Bend much but will be at the Marriott Waterfront in Portland for a conference in October.
  6. Kids pay 1/2 of their day care

    I was babysitting at age 12 and 13 and parents trusted me enough to baby sit their kids on vacation while the parents played all day and night-and I was way under paid for the stress I went through taking care of four kids age 2-9. With my baby sitting money I bought a Gitano racing bike-campy equipped, and I knew my exact networth at age 13.
  7. Greatest American Rock Band

    You're right-then it must have been '74 when I saw him 'cause Born to Run was not out yet for sure.
  8. Dog Training Question

    Six weeks is considered too young now, but was the norm 15-20 years ago. Now 8-10 weeks is more the norm. The issues that come up when removing the puppy too early from their littermates are: 1. The most important: starting at about 3 1/2 weeks puppies start playing. Play is an important part of development. The most important part of playing with littermates is puppies use their mouths and learn how to control their bite-called bite inhibition. When puppies bite each other and it hurts they squeal and run away from the biter. Puppies learn how to control their bite this way. If they control their bite, littermate will continue to play with them. If they bite too hard, play ends. Singleton puppies are a nightmare and I've trained a few (only one born in a litter) The singletons have not learned bite inhibition from littermates and they play bite their owners and draw blood, or their new doggy sibling in their new family. This may be why you may have heard puppies taken away too soon become aggressive. 2. When puppies play with littermates this creates social skills. Puppies learn hierarchies. The strongest puppies become the alphas starting as early as 3 weeks of age and the weaker puppies become subordinates. Learning hierarchies is important in deveopment and the longer they are with their littermates the clearer the hierarchies become. Another reason why puppies taken away too soon could possibly become aggressive. 3. Play with littermates creates good coordination which helps in development. It's not a disaster for a puppy to be taken away at 6 weeks. You just need to do the right things to continue proper development. If you PM me, I will link you to a handout on how to continue to teach your puppy good bite inhibition. I just wrote an article on how to prevent aggressive issues in adult dogs by doing proper socialization when puppies. Many books and articles talk about the importance of socialization, but don't talk about how to do it right, or why it is important. I can link you my article. In regards to puppies on the bed. If you bought a Golden Retriever I'd say put him in bed with you. You bought an American Bulldog Terrier which is a breed that can be status seeking and challenge you as an alpha, and elevation (being at the same level or higher than you) to a dog is status. My suggestion is to crate train and not allow on the bed until you know his temperament. How I did it with my puppy (now almost 9 yrs ago), was to put the crate by my bed-it is very hard for a puppy to be alone after having 2-11 littermates to sleep with every night. I put a stuffed animal in the crate (later my kitten slept with him in the crate), and if you can, find a way to warm the stuffed animal to feel more like his littermate. Some people use a hot water bladder. You could get down on the floor and sleep with him. BTW, one night or two with you is no big deal, 4 months on the bed with you might be. I've had people allow their puppy to sleep with them and when they are sound alsleep gently slip them into a crate. No different than having your newborn fall asleep in your arms and then put them in the crib. One hard thing about getting a puppy young is, the rule of thumb is the puppy can hold it's bladder for the number of months old it is. So, you need to get up minimum every two hours to let it out. If a puppy starts to soil it's crate, (or your own bed), it will sensitize to it and not care if it is soiling it, and a crate is a key to housebreaking since a dog naturally does not want to soil it's bed/den. Also it's important to get the right size crate. If too big, it will just go to the other end of the crate to soil, and come back to it's bed. I got my puppy at 7 weeks and I think I went to bed at 11:00, let him out at 2:00, then at 4:00 and my husband got up at 6:00. When he whined, he got let out to potty, and my puppy created that schedule. I can also link you to good articles on housebreaking and crate training. Many of my clients would have a hard time crate training. I'd take the puppy for a three day weekend and their dog would go from hating the crate to loving it so much they wanted to be in it all the time. Hope this helps.
  9. Greatest American Rock Band

    I voted for Grateful Dead. Despite my screen name, I'm not a dead head but went to a number of concerts. I considered only the bands where I have attended their concerts, because I think a live concert really shows a band's talent. Their improvisation, changing a hit song and making it better and entertaining on stage. Of the list beside The Dead, I've seen Bruce, The Eagles, and REM. I've been straight, stoned, really stoned and backstage to Grateful Dead and was always entertained. No two concerts were ever alike and their improvisation was what made them so fun. Springsteen was awesome in concert, and almost voted for them, but it's really HIM and think of Bruce as a solo artist. I saw him in 76 before he became famous and didn't have any hit songs-the only song I recongnized was a remake of Blinded by the Light. The next chance I had to see him in 83, he was playing in a hugh stadium and didn't want to see him in such a big venue. REM totally disappointed. They didn't change any of their songs-it was like listening to an album. They just went through the motions and didn't seem to really try to entertain. It was at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley which is a really great place for a band to perform a concert. I did enjoy The Eagles but don't really consider them a true hard rock band.
  10. Minor league ball

    Also went to a Bull game a few years back. We got there about 15 minutes before the game started and the best seats available were the third row from the top in the outfield, but no seat is really bad. I was really impressed with the stadium-lots to choose from for eats and drinks, really clean and major league like it appearance and ammenities. A few days later we went to an Asheville Tourists A game. The level of play went way down from AAA but not as bad as the Bend Elks (our local league made up of college players). We got there in the second inning, thinking the game started earlier and got seats in the second row behind homeplate. They had a booth with a radar gun and I won a five cent felt penant for throwing the fastest ball to date for women over 40- then pitched it in the garbage. They had a radar booth at the Bulls game too but the line was too long.
  11. Legal issue w/ the sale of my home

    Why wasn't your agent at the your property to represent you during the inspection?
  12. Redraft League

    Too rich for my blood.
  13. favorite football announcer

    I remember listening to Al Michaels for years on the radio broadcasting the Cincinnati Reds with Joe Nuxhall.
  14. Drafting tonight

    He played against some really good running D's last year so he was up and down and will still have to face Balt twice again this year. I owned him in three out of four of my leagues last year.
  15. Drafting tonight

    DMD has Ronnie ranked higher, although I don't think I'd pick him higher than FWP, but maybe Travis Henry. DMD has R. Brown ranked higher than any rank sheet I've seen.