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  1. I don’t mind it because it gets me there sooner. I just get motion sickness, so that kind of ruins it for me.
  2. Because T is the one who initiated it, he was probably technically considered the one who originated the deal. Dh used to work in dealerships, and whether it was in person or an online contact, the person who talked to the customer first usually got the deal. If someone else helped them or took over because they were off when the customer came in, the deal got split. A salesperson with any integrity would know that they didn’t put any work into it, but not all care. My dh would only split deals with a couple different salespeople, because he trusted them to treat the customers right in his absence. If he knew he was off when the customer was due to come in, he would other go in himself, or ask one of the trusted guys to split the deal with him. If T has any decency, he will acknowledge his lack of involvement and let B have the deal. I doubt he will though.
  3. All I can seem to get is sleeping pictures. That's the only time he isn't moving 100 mph, lol. Ive never seen an Aussie that is short haired unless it has been cut.
  4. Haha...we live in Iowa. Our Border Collie was SO smart and very loyal. I didn’t ever see myself getting another BC because she was just that special. We are seeing a lot of similarities with an Aussie. We were told he was using puppy pads but wasn’t housebroken. Since Wednesday night, he has only (almost) had one accident. We figured out that it was actually a good thing though. When we take him out we tell him “go potty”. I asked yesterday morning if he needed to go potty, and he immediately crouched down. Thankfully I caught him before he went, but it told me he knows what it means. So now when I want him to go outside, I tell him “outside”, then tell him “potty” once he is out . He’s got the come and sit commands down 85% of the time, and has started to figure out his name. Now to get him to sleep past 3:30 am. 😂
  5. We are really starting to wonder if he’s a mini, or just a little guy. He was born 3/1, which made him 9 weeks Friday. I went to my vet Friday to get him an appointment, and I put him on the scale. He was only 6.25 lbs. I didn’t think much of it then, but got home and started looking at records for the Border Collie we used to have. She was much bigger at that age. Everything I see online confirms that he’s tiny. Not that I care either way, but I’m thinking someone didn’t know when they surrendered him.
  6. Weve always loved herding breeds. My husband’s heart dog was a border collie, and that’s what his heart was set on till we found Jukka. We always rescue older dogs, so it’s been a while since we’ve had a puppy in the house. You forget how they go from 0-60 in two seconds. 😂
  7. Back in 2017, I asked for help naming our boy Max. Unfortunately, we lost him suddenly this February to acute hemolytic anemia. I was devastated...he was my shadow. A couple weeks ago, I mentioned to dh that I was finally to a point where it didn’t hurt to think of losing Max, and occasionally I would glance at the shelter sites. Wednesday I saw this guy, and I fell in love. I showed dh, and it was the same. We brought him home Wednesday evening, and he’s made things interesting since. 😆 Meet Jukka...pronounced “you kuh”. Dh wanted a name that meant gift from God, and something about that name stood out. He’s a 9 week old Australian Shepherd.
  8. My daughter took my old iPhone 6 on a trip recently and I was amazed at how well the pictures printed out. Great quality, so I inagine with a newer phone they would be even better.
  9. Do you ever get toe pinchers? We had a HUGE one outside our door once. Yuck yuck yuck.
  10. In 2007, we lost our three yr old Lab to Osteosarcoma. We had moved 1500 miles from where we got her...and my parents had gotten her brother. My parents offered us him, as he was too much for my mother and her arthritis. A friend on a Lab forum I was on, unbeknownst to me, made a post that I couldn’t see. Something like 13 or 14 people offered to drive legs of a trip to get him to me. She did transports for a rescue, so she knew what to ask. It ended up that the one leg not covered was in the area a friend of mine lived, so she was able to cover that leg. Over 2.5 days, he made a 1500 mile trip with some amazing people. They documented it with pictures and updates, and thinking about it today still gets me choked up. ❤️
  11. We’ve made that decision several times and it’s never easy. Our three year old Lab had cancer. Our eight year old Cocker Spaniel had autoimmune anemia that we just could not cure. We KNEW it was the right decision, but it still ate me up inside. The grief will eventually lessen. But in the moment it just plain sucks.
  12. Agreed. My father was worthless as a husband and father. Even more so to his second wife. He only wanted my brother and I around to piss off my mom. Most of our time at his house was spent with step mother while she fooled herself into believing he wasn’t doing anything wrong. As an adult, I was the one who reached out to him. It was always the same line...”So glad you called...I will stay in touch.” Yeh...never happened. Finally one day I emailed him, but also printed it off and sent it by mail in case he didn’t check email. I told him I forgave him for how he was to us growing up. My stepbrother said he read it and laughed it off. He has never admitted any wrong, and his friends think he is a great guy. I have forgiven him, but have no desire to have any relationship at all with him. Too many years have gone by without him in my life, and I would be forcing things to start now. I don’t need him. My kids have their grandfather in my stepfather, and that has worked fine for the last 27 years. One kid has met him at 4. He’s never met my 23 and 16 year olds. Why bother now?
  13. Nope...definitely not. I grew up in Nebraska and that’s what it’s called here. When I lived in the South, most people had no clue what it was.
  14. Our family loves our meatloaf, but will NOT eat it anywhere else.
  15. My father cared more about alcohol than keeping a job or caring for his kids. Because of that, my mom had to work extra hours and we had to hope that our father would remember to feed us. The usual dinners were frozen pot pies, sausage links and eggs, or ham and bean soup. To this day I can’t eat any of them. I can do homemade pot pie, but the thought of a frozen one...yuck.
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