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#601 2017-02-14 14:26:39

Ad1tu
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From: Buffysadharc
Registered: 2004-02-22
Posts: 6455

Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

1,908 hours to walk from Lisbon, Portugal to New Dehli, India.


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#602 2017-02-14 14:47:54

Pandy
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From: Osten Ard, Pyramid
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Posts: 3436

Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

Nonstop, right?


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#603 2017-02-14 16:02:22

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
Mantis
From: Yonder green hills
Registered: 2006-03-29
Posts: 13256

Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

*drops into mint*

Oh Magpie, I hate when that happens.... Hope you're not too bruised!!

Dog owners can be soooo stupid.

We have this yellow leash here with a yellow tag... Basically if a dog is wearing it, it means the dog doesn't really like others dogs or tends to be scared or snappy... My friend has a Romanian rescue dog and I often walk her (I'm one of the few people she accepts) and it just annoys me to no end that people don't control their dogs around her... We're clearly proclaiming "stay away" and when they don't and Zara snarls, they're all upset... Pfff...

I used to be with the animal ambulance and we did a lot of school lessons and training for people who considered getting a dog... We'd give them advice on which breed would suit them and such.... I so want to just walk up to some people and tell them that dog is not suitable for them...


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#604 2017-02-14 16:49:18

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
Mantis
From: Yonder green hills
Registered: 2006-03-29
Posts: 13256

Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

*sees Marian in magic mirror*

*prepares pouncyhuggle trap*


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#605 2017-02-14 16:53:32

Marian
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From: RVA
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Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

The dogs-in-front-of-owners thing isn't really true. That's one of those old-school dominance theories. Domesticated dogs have evolved much differently from wolves in the wild. You can have a very well trained dog that walks ahead of you.

Hunting dogs are a good example. They naturally lead the way, but they are in service to their master, on a scent. It has nothing to do with their place in the pack, they know they will be rewarded if they do a good job for their master.

It's been really important for my hound to feel like he has a job, since I don't need him to hunt. :) He is very pleased by basic training, and loves to do his "work".

 

#606 2017-02-14 16:54:29

Marian
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From: RVA
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Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

Hi Libra! :)

 

#607 2017-02-14 16:57:43

Marian
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From: RVA
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Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

Interesting info on dominance theory:

http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-is-the-RSPC … g_475.html

 

#608 2017-02-14 17:05:00

Libra-in-a-roundabout-way
Mantis
From: Yonder green hills
Registered: 2006-03-29
Posts: 13256

Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

Marian wrote:

Hi Libra! :)

Hiya!!


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#609 2017-02-14 20:03:33

Ad1tu
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From: Buffysadharc
Registered: 2004-02-22
Posts: 6455

Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

Pandy wrote:

Nonstop, right?

I believe so. It's something like 22% of a year. So even if you walk for a full 12 hours each day, you're looking at almost half a year.


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#610 2017-02-14 22:52:39

Magpie
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From: miraculously thistle-free town
Registered: 2006-03-27
Posts: 32884
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Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

My knee still hurts. Not too badly, but riding my bike and walking up and down stairs is going to be fun today.


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#611 2017-02-15 00:52:29

Magpie
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From: miraculously thistle-free town
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Posts: 32884
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Re: QM - Tangleroot Castle

There were too many people on my train today. (Looked like a school trip.) I did not approve.

I want my usual seat and my usual quiet.


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