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Re: NOTES AKIMBO
« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2010, 05:53:50 PM »

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« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2010, 05:55:08 PM »

Well, thanks to all of the HHW vibes, I am feeling a lot better than I was. 
I think having Miss Molly around helped, too.  She napped with me on the bed early in the afternoon.  She has tried to crawl into the whirlpool tub with me twice.  She truly enjoys the watching the whirlpool.  And she has now officially mastered the OUT and the IN of her dog-door. 
It's beginning to look like she's truly found her way about.
She has a couple of habits which we will have to nip in the bud - she hugs people when they come in the door, feet on their shoulders. . .so, we're trying to teach her the word, "Down," when she got down earlier today from my cousin's shoulders and when I told her to "Sit," I gave her her a treat.
I just took two pictures of her on the couch, they will be posted following their photoshopping.

Thanks for all of the health vibes!
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« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2010, 06:03:37 PM »

Molly pics for a Saturday night:



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« Reply #123 on: December 04, 2010, 06:09:28 PM »

Well, thanks to all of the HHW vibes, I am feeling a lot better than I was. 
I think having Miss Molly around helped, too.  She napped with me on the bed early in the afternoon.  She has tried to crawl into the whirlpool tub with me twice.  She truly enjoys the watching the whirlpool.  And she has now officially mastered the OUT and the IN of her dog-door. 
It's beginning to look like she's truly found her way about.
She has a couple of habits which we will have to nip in the bud - she hugs people when they come in the door, feet on their shoulders. . .so, we're trying to teach her the word, "Down," when she got down earlier today from my cousin's shoulders and when I told her to "Sit," I gave her her a treat.
I just took two pictures of her on the couch, they will be posted following their photoshopping.

Thanks for all of the health vibes!

I think the hug is so darn cute.  You might want to teach her the word "hug".  After she gets the idea of doing it on command it should be easier to tell her "off" or "wait", instead of "down" as in going all the way to the floor. 
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« Reply #124 on: December 04, 2010, 06:09:58 PM »

Oh, and I'm glad you are feeling better. :)
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« Reply #125 on: December 04, 2010, 06:13:51 PM »

OH, I think the hug is cute, too - that's how she greeted me at the shelter - but, she can't be jumping up onto everyone who comes in the door.  ;)
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« Reply #126 on: December 04, 2010, 06:21:39 PM »

They told us to knee the dog when it jumps on people. The shelter people told us that.

Molly looks very dear. I am glad it is all working out.
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« Reply #127 on: December 04, 2010, 06:21:42 PM »

Of course not.  That is why she should learn to do it on command.  It really does make it easier to stop the behavior unless requested. :)
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« Reply #128 on: December 04, 2010, 06:22:10 PM »

And thank you for adopting a shelter dog.
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« Reply #129 on: December 04, 2010, 06:22:39 PM »

They told us to knee the dog when it jumps on people. The shelter people told us that.



How long ago was this Laura?  I don't know any trainers who say to do this anymore and personally I agree.
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« Reply #130 on: December 04, 2010, 06:27:18 PM »

Even the method I used to teach Echo not to jump is deemed undesirable by many trainers.  I know she was exceptionally smart & can't judge the effectiveness this method by her.  She learned not to jump with one short training session.  Sherlock never really jumped for long so it wasn't an issue with him but I recall this wasn't what the trainers in Sherlock's classes did.  For Echo one person got her excited so she would jump while another person had the leash behind her to yank her back down. 

I also taught her "up" on command which she enjoyed.  She also liked to "dance" in my arms. :)
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« Reply #131 on: December 04, 2010, 06:30:39 PM »

Yesterday Keith connected with a 3rd cousin. He seems like a nice guy, as does his brother.  It turns out he lived in Acton, Massachusetts at the same time we lived there.  It would have been nice to have family there.  It would have been nice to have family, or extended family, everywhere we lived outside of L.A.  Moving around as we did can be very lonely.
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« Reply #132 on: December 04, 2010, 06:36:03 PM »

It was many years ago, Jane, and it was effective with a dog that jumped on everyone.
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« Reply #133 on: December 04, 2010, 06:42:20 PM »

Laura one reason trainers stop using that method is a combination of the difficulty of always catching the dog with your knee, plus the possibility of falling while attempting to catch the dog with your knee.   Growing up I found it easy to do with our toy/miniature poodles.  Larger dogs weren't always so easy.  Come to think of it I don't remember every curing the poodles of jumping, but then they were small enough to catch in our arms when they jumped.
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« Reply #134 on: December 04, 2010, 06:42:44 PM »

Oh, and I'm glad it worked for your dog. :)
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« Reply #135 on: December 04, 2010, 07:23:20 PM »

Ah, now there's one that resonates for me:  One Professor's Fantasy
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« Reply #136 on: December 04, 2010, 07:38:16 PM »

Hello, everyone.

From today's Notes:
Iíll also be lunching with dear reader Jeanne at some point, plus I think Iím being taken out for my birthday. We shall see.


Just to be clear, I, Dear Reader Jeanne, have invited Mr BK out for a BIRTHDAY meal. I am waiting for him to get back to me so we can finalize dates and times and restaurants. Of course, he may consider only those meals actually consumed on his birthday to be birthday meals. Personally, I'm happy to be taken out for my birthday any time that week.  ;)
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« Reply #137 on: December 04, 2010, 07:39:15 PM »

Continued recovery vibes to our ailing DRs.
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« Reply #138 on: December 04, 2010, 07:41:52 PM »

And now, a little Opera break...


My, my. Impressive young men.
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« Reply #139 on: December 04, 2010, 07:43:48 PM »

The bad news is the CD drive on my Mac needs to be replaced.

 >:(

The "good news" is that, since the part has to be ordered, I can still use the Mac until it arrives.

 :)


However, at that point, I will lose it for 3-5 days.

 :'(

So does mine. I need to take it in for repair. I just can't stand the thought of being without a computer!
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« Reply #140 on: December 04, 2010, 07:47:57 PM »

DR Ben, I hope you are very comfortable in your apartment now.


Good to see DD Miss Molly Brown getting adjusted to her new surroundings.
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« Reply #141 on: December 04, 2010, 08:03:27 PM »

I am craving some chocolate.
 
Like a Hershey bar or some Godiva truffles.


Somehow it doesn't seem right that Hershey & Godiva are in the same class of chocolate. ;D

????????

DR Jane - Sometimes chocolate is just chocolate.

;)

I can eat ANY chocolate and enjoy it immensely
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« Reply #142 on: December 04, 2010, 08:06:39 PM »

Ben the reading sounds like fun. Congrats and enjoy
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« Reply #143 on: December 04, 2010, 08:11:42 PM »

So glad to see Miss Bolly Brown is settling in to her new home
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« Reply #144 on: December 04, 2010, 08:12:50 PM »

Vibes to all who aren't feeling well
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« Reply #145 on: December 04, 2010, 08:13:48 PM »

I have accomplished nothing today.  Well, not nothing.  I got a Christmas gift for my dad and another one for my mom.  That was fun.
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« Reply #146 on: December 04, 2010, 08:15:45 PM »

OH!! I got a letter yesterday that informed me I hadn't notified the shelter that I had neutered my cat.  I was told if I didn't get him neutered and notify them immediately, I would be charged with a crime.   Can you imagine having a "Failure to Neuter" on your record?
I find it funny.  I did go to the shelter today and told them that I have had it done.  They noted the date adn said I was fine.
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« Reply #147 on: December 04, 2010, 08:42:58 PM »

Good Evening!

...And I'm back from Carnegie Hall...

Tonight's program was presented by The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. They opened with Samuel Barber's "Capricorn Concerto", followed by Benjamin Britten's "Les Illuminations" featuring soprano, Kate Royal.  The second half was the Symphony No. 7 of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Overall, it was quite a good concert. I think the only other times I've heard the Britten live were with piano accompaniment.  Kate Royal, was, well, luminous - although, I did have some quibbles with her French diction. The Barber is such a cool piece, and it was fascinating watching the conductor-less Orpheus Chamber Orchestra work it's way through some of the freer passages.
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« Reply #148 on: December 04, 2010, 08:46:38 PM »

OH!

And earlier, I popped up to the Bronx for a concert by Jose Feliciano at Lehman College. He can still pick and strum like nobody's business, and it was nice to hear a mix of some of his classic hits, some fun covers, and a few new songs. -I really liked his versions of "Billie Jean" and John Lennon's "A Jealous Man".

And, yes, his encore was "Feliz Navidad". :)
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« Reply #149 on: December 04, 2010, 08:47:20 PM »

DR td - Glad to hear that you're feeling better. And it's also good to hear that Molly is getting used to her new home and family. :)
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