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sheepdog last won the day on April 8 2013

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  1. The Dog Observer

    Ok, so lets say your dog is bigger and stronger than you. And while you are out walking he decides to chase a cat. How do you stop him? Do you allow him to chase the cat, possibly kill it, or even worse, chase the cat and run out in front of a car and get himself killed? Sometimes it is in the dogs best interest to force them to do something they don't want to do.
  2. Reward

    Yes, figuring out mycents is rather complicated, I have to agree with that. And now even checking to see what you had in your account is more difficult than it used to be. Before all you had to do was click on the red number in one of your own posts where it said mycents and it would show your balance. But with the fact that they don't update on any kind of regular schedule like they used to, that isn't even much help anymore. I just tried to go check mine and couldn't even get the page to load. Got a big blank white page with only one little tiny cursor type line flashing in the middle of it. Thought that was pretty weird. Also, in the last 2 days when I have tried to respond to a topic, I can't get the reply box to open to type in. I click in it and nothing happens. But it only does it on some topics, I made several replies tonight before it blocked me out of one.
  3. Welcome, Aquamereen!

    Welcome Aquamereen! Glad to see a new face here at Xisto. Hope you will hang around, and don't give up just cause things have been a little slow lately. Biochemistry, now there's an interesting field. Certainly lots of ground covered there. What fields will you be working in when you graduate, have you decided yet? You certainly have a wide range to choose from, everything from agriculture to medicine.
  4. Weird Email

    Yes, that's actually part of the problem. I can only access it with Front page. And I now can no longer log in with FP to back it up. Anyway, I can't figure out how to do it any other way.
  5. Rip Off

    There are some major savings between new and pre owned. For example, the depreciation hits your new car the second you drive it off the lot, it is now a used car, therefore not as valuable. But where the savings really come in is also a lot dependent on how mechanically inclined the owner is. If you have to pay an expensive mechanic to do simple things to a used car, your savings might not be so great. If you can install a new starter, fuel pump or other common problems, you are far better off with a used car in the savings department. In many cases, the car part you have to buy will be a lot less than one months payment on a new car. And if you are talented enough to rebuild transmissions and overhaul engines, the savings are tremendous. You can also save a ton of money if you don't live in town and can have a parts car or 2 sitting around your place. We bought one Ford Aspire for $500, it was running when we bought it but was pretty rough, we've already used probably $2,000 worth of parts off of it if we would of had to buy them new. We bought a whole door one time for $25 when the glass company wanted $45 to replace the window glass. So a lot of it depends on your own abilities and the situation you live in.
  6. Desk Top

    Auto arrange isn't checked, so that's not it. It's just easier for me to have them on the desktop, providing I can find them rather than having to go threw another menu, I flip between them frequently every day, adding notes about customers and pups and stuff so I can keep track of sales. One in particular, a notepad file I call E cheats, I used practicly every time I answer an email, it's prewritten sentences/paragraphs that are answers to the same questions I always get asked over and over, like how much is shipping or do you take pay pal, that sort of thing.
  7. The Dog Observer

    Cesar is a popular dog trainer, and I'm sure he has done a lot of good for a lot of dogs. I've never actually even seen his show personally. I have heard a lot of serious criticism about him from the folks that call themselves force free trainers. Those folks have some good ideas too, but personally I think they are a bit over the top. They don't think you should even raise your voice to your dog! Simple things like the old stand by method of teaching sit are also a no no. That is, putting your hand on your dogs hind quarters and pushing him down to a sitting position while saying sit. They consider that using force. And God forbid don't ever mention a choke or prong collar to one of them, they will crucify you on the spot. They kind of amaze me with the huge unfailing amount of compassion they show for dogs but when it comes to humans they have none what so ever. The best thing for training dogs is patience, common sense and a good balance of different schools of thought. When people ask me to recommend a book on dog training, I always tell them to read several books, not just one. What works perfectly for one dog will have no effect on another. You have to be open to new ideas and methods and be willing to try any number of different things.
  8. Desk Top

    I don't think it's updating. I was looking for one file earlier this afternoon and I moved it back to where I wanted it and then opened it, and 5 minutes later it was back down where the computer wanted it again. This is really pissing me off.
  9. Weird Email

    Thanks, that makes me feel a lot better at least about the email. My site is still up and visible, links work and all that good stuff. I just can't update it any more. I've had lots of long chats with Tech and while they are very helpful, I'm so far behind the curve on this internet stuff, I am a hopeless case. Seems no matter what I attempt, I'm pretty much screwed. I even went so far as to check out other hosting services, (sorry guys, but I was desperate) but none of them accept Front Page either so I'm pretty much back to square one. Basically this is what I am up against. Learning a new site building program. There are many reasons I do NOT want to do this. One, it took me ages and ages to sort of figure out FP. I cussed and reared and made home life for hubby a living hell while trying to figure it out. I just don't know if I can stand any more of that. And it takes forever for me to figure things out, and to put it simply, I don't have enough hours in the day as it is to take care of the things I have to take care of. Now, it has been suggested that I use Word Press. But from what I can figure out about it, it's designed so you use templates. I don't want templates. I don't want to put pictures and information where a program tells me to put it, I want my web site the way it is now. Call me crazy, but I like my site the way it is. I want unique, not templates. As a matter of fact, most of the site building programs I have looked at all use templates. I did get some helpful or at least interesting ideas from a tech at Go Daddy, he said their might be a way to just log into the site and add code. Of course, that is going to require me to learn html code, which in itself is a pretty daunting task. And right now I am worried about loosing every bit of what I have up on my site. Since I can't log into Front Page, I can't even make a back up copy of my site. I probably still have all the graphics I made for it, but they are scattered around on dozens of different cd's in no set order, and I have a ton of time invested in making all of them. Sure as heck don't want to have to remake all of them. I probably spent 2-3 weeks making the background alone. Pretty much any way I do this it's going to be a disaster.
  10. Moderator Appreciation Lead

    No, guess I missed the disappearing text. I'm a bit slow sometimes. I miss the good old days when you could laugh and not have to feel guilty about it. If something was funny, we laughed. It was a lot healthier that way. Now everyone is afraid to open their mouth for fear of offending some thin skinned liberal whiner. Except me, I love to bash liberals. Don't care if I offend them. They can just kiss my royal red white and blue American hillbilly *bottom* if they don't like it. Ok, make hillbilly jokes. Go for it! If they are funny I will laugh!
  11. Driveway Entrance

    Thanks. I was looking at it today, it already needs touched up, something scattered a lot of the white stone out of place and onto the mulch area. And of course that bloody damn grass is creeping rapidly back in the irises. Hope we get some rain soon. I spent over 2 hours last night watering until it just got so dark I couldn't see at all, then got up at 7:30 am and started again until 11 when I had to quit to go with hubby to a doctors appointment and still didn't get it all done.
  12. Driveway Entrance

    I finally after about a year of messing around with it managed to put the finishing touches on one side of my drive way entrance. This one has been a real challenge. The big problem has been keeping the grass out of the Irises. There is a narrow strip of grass just behind the dog stature and the irises about 2 foot wide between them and the flower bed. it's sloped pretty bad too, which makes it difficult to either mow or cover with something to kill out the grass. I'm not really sure what type of grass it is, hired girl says crab grass, Hubby says fescue, but it is the toughest stuff I have ever seen. I pull and pull and pull some more and it just keeps coming back. Even wide strips of mulch won't slow it down. It sends these long runners for many feet under ground both shallow and several inches deep that puts it right back to growing again. I've pulled out long strips of root/runners 2 or 3 feet long. As a matter of fact, I saw something this year that I would of never believed if someone had told me if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes. I was, as I often am, pulling that god awful grass out of my irises. Was trying to be thorough and get it all. Yea, right, like that is possible. Anyway, I saw this one sprout right next to an iris leave. I moved the iris leave back so I could get to the base of the grass sprout to pull it and I didn't see the base. So I looked on the other side of the iris thinking it was on that side. Still didn't see where it was coming out of the ground. After looking at it for another minute I suddenly realize that the grass stem had actually grown right threw the middle of the iris leave and was coming directly out of the leaf itself about 6 inches off the ground! Now that is some tough, invasive grass when it hides inside another plant! I am trying to foil the grass and although it's not completely under control I have a pretty good handle on it. I covered a large area of the project with pieces I cut out of my old swimming pool liner, it's tough and should last for quite a few years. I hope anyway. I have it under the pink and white stones in front of the box with the mum growing in it, and all the way from the edge of the driveway back to the irises. I mixed up some homemade weed killer, with vinegar salt and Dawn dish washing detergent and sprayed a stripe in the grass walkway behind the display, between it and the flower bed. Also sprayed along the edge of the driveway. That blasted grass has sure been a challenge. I have it slowed down a little but not completely under control yet. It sure has been a chore though.
  13. She's Free!

    I only have one computer. Well, at least only one I use to get in here. And yes, it works every where except here.
  14. New Yard Decoration

    No, don't have any live birds yet, but it's pretty late in the season now for them to be trying to hatch out another clutch of eggs. I don't have any real bamboo, but do grow a lot of cane, which is similar, just a lot smaller around. Does get real tall though, 15-20 ft. I have several big patches of it. I have found all kinds of cool uses for the canes, this year tomato stakes, and was going to put up a rail of them along my flower bed to help keep them upright, but I'm running out of time for that now so probably won't get that done. I also lash them together to make shades for some of the dog pens, and the harbor I did try to build that a storm took down and we just haven't gotten around to putting back up yet. It's really fun stuff to play around with.
  15. She's Free!

    Copy/paste works everywhere but here.