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Laura Corin

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  1. On 6/5/2019 at 7:08 PM, Ktgrok said:

    Update - we have named her Sandy! Well, her full name is "Sandy Strudel the Goldendoodle", lol. Because, as my dd9 said, she's golden on the outside and sweet on the inside, like a strudel 🙂 


    Lovely! Sandy is a common nickname for Alexander in Scotland, so you could call her Alexandra when she is being fancy.

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  2. 12 hours ago, Sue in St Pete said:

    I am not so sure of what is typical, but I can speak with authority as to what happened to a student who was a junior in college and got caught cheating on a final computer science project.  The student's final grade was dropped from a B to a D.

    I minute academic misconduct hearings at a university in the UK.  Proven cheating results in a zero for the assignment or the module. It would have to be a blatant repeat offence for expulsion.  Most people who cheat are, I think, in over their heads. One case concerned someone who didn't think petty rules applied to him, I believe.

  3. 2 hours ago, EKS said:

    The problem is that there are two conflicting messages about the best way to lose weight--carbs are bad and fat is bad.  But you need to choose one or the other, otherwise, all you're eating is protein.

    It's a shame people are so polarised. You can eat lean protein and tons of non-starchy veg with moderate amounts of plant oils. It's healthy and it works.

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  4. 47 minutes ago, Pen said:

    Do you have a garden area where you can set up a digging station? 


    In the current garden yes. We are moving next year though. Would a dog stick to a designated area? Our current dog doesn't dig, so I have no experience.

  5. 12 minutes ago, Pen said:

    @Laura Corin you might want to look at West highland white terriers too.  

    My dentist had Westies who went to the office and were very nice dogs from my POV as a patient there.  Not over noisy, not destructive in that environment.  I believe he had a home digging station. 

    Unfortunately my stepmother had a Westie. There's a bit of family history there that I'm not keen to revisit. Difficult memories would be revived.

    Nice enough dog, except that it couldn't bear anyone filling the car up with petrol. The first time it was on the back seat when that happened, it reached such a pitch of hysteria that the car ever after had four large chunks missing from the back seats. 

  6. On 5/31/2019 at 5:12 PM, Janeway said:

    I really want to go to Scotland. And with that budget and just the two of you, it might be possible.

    The nature is pretty amazing, but some visitors find the mountains less impressive just because it's not a high plateau, like the Rockies in Co.

  7. 8 minutes ago, Mbelle said:

    Our MS is only 2 he can easily do this and he pulls on his harness to go faster if we don't heel him.  However, we have a large back yard and dh works in the garden on the weekends and the dog is out most of the day when he works in the garden so he gets plenty of exercise. He lets us know when he wants to go out and run around.  When any of the kids are out he's out with them as well. he's fairly active.We live in a walkable community and if there is a festival or some other even he will go with us for 1-2 hours and be fine as long as we have water.  Having said that if we are inside he is content to settle in his bed and chill out.  He loves to just hang out with us.

    That's what I was hoping for. Active when we are active, cosy at home. Off to email the breeder.

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  8. 5 minutes ago, Arctic Mama said:

    I think this depends on the individual dog, but I’d say they weren’t big exercisers, if Skipper and Schezca were anything to go by.  A 45 minute brisk walk with plenty of nosing around would have been plenty for them, especially if they had other play time.  I wouldn’t call them tots couch potatoes but they weren’t Weimaraners, either 😉

    Our current dog is a miniature Australian Labradoodle, exactly the same size as an MS. I'll have to ask my neighbour and the breeder about whether one could take one of our gentle hikes. I can't see carrying a dog. The normal daily walk would be two miles or so.

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  9. @PeterPan the breed selector questionnaire I read said 45 minutes. Our current dog will walk 2 to 8 miles happily, then sleep the rest of the day. So not energetic but able to cover distance. Do you think that's not the case for MS? The breeder is in the countryside, so I was assuming a breed that could walk.

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  10. Thank you. My neighbour hasn't had problems with her dog digging in the garden or running off after rabbits. Do you think she's just been lucky? We walk our dog for at least forty minutes a day currently, as well as letting her into the garden several times a day 

  11. If you drink diet soda/chew diet gum with aspartame, you might want to consider stopping it: aspartame can cause bladder irritation which makes infection more likely. I stopped drinking diet coke, after a year of continual infections, and they stopped.

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