Inbreeding And The Nation Within

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  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:25 am on July 30th, 2016

    Good morning, everyone! We have heard that Bulldogs are walking v e t bills. So sad.
    Display tents not included, have a profitable (A&L) and satisfying Saturday.

  2. Wose-the small and meek
    9:12 am on July 30th, 2016

    Greetings!

    Sad to read about bulldogs.

    RIO! I am glad that Beau is okay! Sending good thoughts to him and your Friend. I was very scarrit reading that post this morning.

    Zeusikov: Did I tell you how much I like your avatar? You are just one cool dude!

    Good day to all!

  3. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    9:22 am on July 30th, 2016

    Poor English Bulldogs. Sad what we do to dogs with our breeding techniques.

    The main reason English Shepherd breeders decided to go with UKC registry rather than AKC back in the 1920’s is that the UKC stressed working qualities and personality characteristics, rather than physical. That is why you see a lot of variance in the looks of ES, whereas many AKC dogs are cookie cutter in appearance.

    Hope Beau is feeling better this morning. Maybe he needs a little pill to take the edge off before nails are done.

  4. B.Stover
    9:37 am on July 30th, 2016

    Good morning all.

  5. BearSpiritDog
    10:01 am on July 30th, 2016

    Good Article about the Problems with English Bulldogs and also an Interesting Side-Bar Video about the Dog Days of Summer Reading Program with Pit Bulls.

    Rio: Poor Beau! I know just how he feels. Nail Clipping is a Terrifying Experience.
    Sending Calming Thoughts to everyone at your house.

    Dawson: We saw last night’s Invitation to the Dark Side and accept!

  6. Herd of Hounds
    12:32 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Dawson, we have loved the pictures you have been posting. Please, keep it up ????

  7. Diane C.
    12:51 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Good Morning All–Recovering from a bit of an inadvertent adventure yesterday, but wishing y’all a delightful and temeprate Saturday. also unhappy to hear about the bulldogs. When will we two-leggeds learn?
    Howlers–News of Annie?

  8. Wolfie's Maw
    1:24 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Good morning!

    Diane, we love hearing adventure stories! Do tell!

  9. Herd of Hounds
    1:57 pm on July 30th, 2016

    DianeC, “inadvertent adventure”? Self Inflicted or accidental adventure? Do tell.

  10. Diane C.
    2:38 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Wolfie’s Ma and HOH–After a day of learning about a new platform we’ll be using, I raced to the train station and got on the wrong train–the one that runs due east to, I don’t know, Nevada maybe, WITHOUT heading south to my station first. OK, I thought (after calculating that the only way I could get back by train would be to stay overnight in Montebello or someplace, then going back to LA the following morning, buying another ticket and taking a trainhome the next day. (And meanwhile Edgar and Ms. P had been alone with nothing by water, dry kibble, and the AC on (Thank Heaven) since 6 that morning.)
    Interesting little station, with NO CABS, no buses that ran anywhere near where I needed to be (although this was only about 20 miles away–I almost could have walked it), no security to consult, not even a vanpool (OK, I should have thought of that first). I eventually got a friend to drive through Friday night traffic and come and get me and was home 1/2 hour after that. My takeaway(s): 1) always yell “Does this train stop at Fullerton/” (or wherever) before settling in for the ride; 2) thank G_d for good friends; and 3) maybe I should consider the Uber app.
    Edgar, Pretty and I had a happy homecoming and reunion.

  11. Diane C.
    2:43 pm on July 30th, 2016

    I am resubmitting the above with corrected punctuation. NOT a DD.

    Wolfie’s Ma and HOH–After a day of learning about a new platform we’ll be using at school, I raced to the train station and got on the wrong train–the one that runs due east to, I don’t know, Nevada maybe, WITHOUT heading south to my station first.
    OK, I thought (after calculating that the only way I could get back by train would be to stay overnight in Montebello or someplace, then going back to LA the following morning, buying another ticket and taking a train home the next day) there must be a cablo or something that can take me–it may cost an arm and a leg, but I can get home.
    Meanwhile Edgar and Ms. P had been alone with nothing by water, dry kibble, and the AC on (Thank Heaven) since 6 that morning.
    Interesting little station, with NO CABS, no buses that ran anywhere near where I needed to be (although this was only about 20 miles away–I almost could have walked it), no security to consult, not even a vanpool (OK, I should have thought of that first).
    I eventually got a friend to drive through Friday night traffic and come and get me and was home by 8 last night–4 hours from my initial departure time.
    My takeaway(s): 1) always yell “Does this train stop at Fullerton?” (or wherever) before settling in for the ride; 2) thank G_d for good friends; and 3) maybe I should consider the Uber app.
    Edgar, Pretty and I had a happy homecoming and reunion.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    3:10 pm on July 30th, 2016

    DianeC., thank dog your mini-pack is a forgiving lot. Heck, we think our mom would be totally lost in the “new” SoCal. She has been gone almost 15 years and there was no train, only traffic, Traffic, TRAFFIC. You are a better woman. 🙂

  13. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    3:45 pm on July 30th, 2016

    I have never done Uber, but I have nephews that uber all the time.
    Bee, Apparently they use Uber as a noun and a verb. Is that OK?

    Quite a tale, Diane C. Lucky to have good friends.

  14. Herd of Hounds
    4:42 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Does Amalia need to change her name since the accident? Will it become “Tent Killer”?

  15. c.hobbitz
    5:22 pm on July 30th, 2016

    I might give up being a guest house for Unitarian travelers (the money goes to the church). First I had the couple who arrived a month yearly. Last night I picked up a mother and son at 11:30 at the airport–saving them a $30 cab ride. This morning I told them that I would drive them to pick up a van they had reserved from U-Hall to camp in on the road ($400 vs $800 at a car rental company). She asked if her son (10 years old) could stay in the house while I took her to the U-Haul since she was coming back to get their stuff. No problem. I even said I’d blow up a mattress that they could put in the van for the week.
    The van she was getting hadn’t been returned yet but they located another one at a different lot and was going to get it for her. It was going to take 30 minutes and she said I could go home. After an hour I texted her to see if there was a problem. No response. Her son was bored. He was tired of playing with the cat and his kindle had died and his mom had the charger. After 90 minutes I called her and got no answer. I waited another 15 minutes and called U-Haul to confirm she had picked up a van. She had. Now I am wondering if she got in an accident and I needed to call the police or hospitals. I even wondered if she had abandoned her son with me. I had no information but her name and phone number. Rising panic.
    Long story longer…she finally texted that she was on her way, she had been doing errands getting stuff for their camping trip.

    So supposedly they were to leave my house and pick up the van at 10:00 am. They didn’t actually leave until 1:00. The son was no problem but it tied up extra hours of my time when I had things to do. Why it didn’t occur to her to contact me before deciding to do errands is annoying. There is a big difference in expecting her back in 45 minutes versus 2 hours. Geez.

  16. B.Stover
    5:41 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Barb: We’ve also made verbs out of “Google” and “Xerox” so I guess “Uber” can be a verb also.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    6:07 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Oh dear, our Hobbit is too nice for her own good. Perhaps the Hobbit Hotel should interview prospective tenants.

  18. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    6:08 pm on July 30th, 2016

    C Hobbit, The mom was definitely taking advantage of you and the free babysitting. And to leave her son with someone she didn’t know well is a little dicey, too. We know you are safe, but did she?

  19. Zeus
    7:08 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Wose, thank you very much. I think you are one cool chick!
    Diane, I would have jumped off that train and just run. Of course, that method has gotten me in plenty of trouble in the past, but who knows? One day, it just may work. I could end up at the Hobbit Hotel. Where I am certain I would be more than welcome. {whispering} I am not a Unitarian. Heh!

  20. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:08 pm on July 30th, 2016

    CHobbit!…What you are doing scares the hell outta me and my friend. We know your track record with Lady Luck and she ain’t no friend of yers…snuffle!…Please, please be careful dealing with strangers in your house…gah!

  21. c.hobbitz
    7:31 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Rio: live and learn. I might have to tighten up on the Unitarian policy of accepting everyone and everything.
    Oh, did I tell you I rescued a pregnant kitty two days ago? Heh.

  22. Wose-the small and meek
    7:35 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Zeusikov: Thank you!

    CHobbitz: As for your guests, what Rio said. As for the kitty, Awwwww. Do you have any pictures?

  23. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:43 pm on July 30th, 2016

    CHobbit!…EGADS!…snort!…I just warned you about strangers in your home and there you go again!…grunt!

  24. Tupper's Mama, the Tent Killer
    8:02 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Greetings from Oceanside.
    Another show starting off with a Big Bang. It was so busy that we never even got to look at the blog til now.
    Everyone at the show is getting a good chuckle over my driving skill. The show producers even arranged to have the cop on duty come over to ask about a mysterious tent death.
    Ha ha. Very funny. Forty some years of driving without so much as a ding or a ticket. Now, suddenly, we have become a road hazard. sigh…

    Dear, Beloved Hobbit – stop it!!!! You are too kind for your own good. Please, please take some lessons from Sadie on how to be a female dog with a capital B!

  25. Staff
    8:07 pm on July 30th, 2016
  26. BooBear
    8:22 pm on July 30th, 2016

    My goodness! Mom is so proud of that dog (sigh). She just took him for a walk and stopped at the neighbors to chat for a minute. The neighbor is dog sitting 2 German Shepherd Dogs and they came charging down the driveway toward Howie. He just stood his ground wagging his tail and they all pranced around sniffing and smelling! A good meet and greet!

  27. BooBear
    8:25 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Adventures for DianeC and the Hobbit! Y’all be careful. The world isn’t always such a nice place.

  28. Herd of Hounds
    8:33 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Staff, thank you for the marvelous nature videos. The pronghorn antelopes were majestic!
    Tupper’s Tent Killer, must be tough to break such a long streak of great driving. We are proud of you ????

  29. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    9:45 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Many good pieces of advice for Hobbit.

    Night all.

  30. Staff
    10:28 pm on July 30th, 2016

    I expect the problem that caused Amalia’s little incident was she was going too slow. She goes fast really well. I should know! I still remember her whipping along the streets in her sexy little car. LOL

  31. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:20 pm on July 30th, 2016

    Ground!…There is a lot to say for Standing Yer Ground…grunt!…Beau and I do it on our walks for the most part. Sometimes he gets all wiggly and sniffs around and tangles up everyone…guh!…Usually a female is involved…wheeze!

  32. Macy min pin
    11:00 pm on July 31st, 2016

    Hobbit, you are too nice for your own sake.

    Night y’all

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