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@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.


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#1 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:45 AM

We adopted a pupper! He's a very rare Doofus / Muppet mix (see Fig. 1). The vet burst out laughing when she first saw him.

He's loving, playful, child-safe, doing well with house training, sleeps the night, and quiet as a ghost (in a week he has seriously made no sound at all). The only issue is that he chews a lot, which I know is normal but still needs to be monitored.

Is it okay to select a special towel or blanket for him to chew? What if he swallows some of the dyes or fabrics? He's particularly fond of chewing our ex-dog's doggy bed, which I assumed would be safe but when I stick my fingers into the new hole he ripped it feels like there's fabric or nylon stuffing inside that he could swallow. I've looked up reviews of chew toys and there are always some saying "My dog managed to swallow some, my dog cracked his teeth"....

Any recommendations? Thanks for any help you can provide.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:15 AM

Get him some bull dick. It's like doggo crack and better for them than rawhide.
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#3 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:25 AM

That's a Google search that will go well...

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:57 AM

Since he is a puppy he is going to chew everything.  Having recently gone through this, and still am actually my dog is a prolific chewer, here are some of the things my dog likes.

 

First off, I would avoid the soft, plush toys with the squeeky things in them.  My dog destroys these toys in less then a few minutes trying to get at the noisemaker. 

 

What really works well for me are the hard chew toys and also cow hoofs.  They cow hoofs especially are great since they are cheap.  Bones also work well.  With both of these, make sure to monitor he status of the hoofs/bones, as they will get chewed down enough that they may become a choking hazard.  Just remove them when it does happen and replace with a new one.

 

Since your puppy is teething, her eis a really great trick that will help them.  Take an old washcloth, dampen it, and then put it in the freezer.  When it is frozen, then give it to you puppy.  The cold washcloth with help sooth the inflamed gums the puppy has from the teething.

 

Once last thing, since it is a teething puppy, expect it to go after furniture.  To counter this, you can get various sprays that will make the items non-palatable.  Bitter apple spray is a real popular one, for example.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 10:45 AM

yay cute puppers! I've heard my vet recommend the KONG brand (non rubber) toys to dog owners. Chewy.com has a nice section of dog-safe toys as well and even will guide you with suggestions based on size/age.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:00 PM

That's a cute dog. I also recommend deer antlers and the like. Rawhide can be bad for smaller dogs as the pieces can be swallowed and cause issues digesting with smaller dogs.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 03:46 PM

Don't give your dog anything to chew on that smells or feels like something you don't want them to chew on.

If you let your dog chew on sticks, expect your wooden furniture to get gnawed.

If you give them one of those knotted fabric ropes, expect fabric upholstry and possibly clothes to get chewed up.

If Dog has a stuffed toy, don't be surprised if he goes for someone else's stuffed toys too.

Vinyl squeaky toys? Kiss your Kaiju collection goodbye.
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Posted 10 December 2018 - 03:59 PM

Frozen towel and bitter apple spray are working - thanks for the great suggestions!

How many shots is it safe for a dog to get at once? My dopey bro is getting the rabies shot and distemper booster on Friday, I had thought while I was there I'd get the kennel cough shot too just to get it over with. But is 3 at a time too much?

We will probably skip the lepto shot. My in-laws' dog died the day he got that.

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 11:55 AM

I would check with the vet on the number of shots.  My dog tends to get hers in pairs, but you also have a puppy, and they do need a bunch of them.

 

Be ready for repeat visits for shots to the Vet.  How old is the dog btw, that also will effect things.



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Posted 11 December 2018 - 12:20 PM

7 months. Vet says 3 shots at once is safe, so I guess we're a go unless I get cold feet.

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:03 PM

So about that lepto shot: people are starting to warn me and guilt me over not doing it. Other dog owners here - what did you do? Did it have bad side effects?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:06 PM

IT IS NOT!

 

Ironbite-GET YOUR ANIMAL VACCINATED!


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 04:26 PM

It should be okay to give the shot.  Talk with your vet about it.  They're more knowledgeable about the threats in your area.

 

Pets can have a reaction to the lepto shot.  In my case, the breeder said not to give the shot because of previous reactions in the blood line.  My vet has been okay with that. 

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:54 AM

Just be sure they don't mix it up with the Klepto shot or stuff might start going missing
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:35 AM

I don't think you should trust that doggo, its obviously Sideways.


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