My Dog Brought Me Some Poop

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Michael S. Malley

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Mar 29, 1999, 3:00:00 AM3/29/99
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I've been working with my black lab pup to teach him that kitty-crunchies
are not food, and that destroying the litter-box liner and scattering litter
everywhere is not considered redecorating.

Well, last night I was sitting on the floor and he come trotting up to me,
bows his head, and drops a piece of cat poop beside me--just like when he
brings his ball during fetch. Well, I told him NO, and went to check out
the litter box. To my surprise, the litter box was undisturbed and there
was cat poop in it.

Upon reflection I wonder if he was doing it to:

a) Let me know that he was a good boy and didn't eat the poop even though he
could have.

b) Let me know that the litter needs cleaning or he might do it for me.

or

c) Here Daddy, try some of this and maybe you will understand why I like it!

Still wondering,

Michael :-)

Kim

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Mar 29, 1999, 3:00:00 AM3/29/99
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Hey Mike,

When you get your answers , please post them. My 2 dogs love doing their
"chores"!!

Kim
Michael S. Malley wrote in message ...

Case Dekker

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Mar 29, 1999, 3:00:00 AM3/29/99
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Michael S. Malley wrote:
>
> I've been working with my black lab pup to teach him that kitty-crunchies
> are not food, and that destroying the litter-box liner and scattering litter
> everywhere is not considered redecorating.
>
> Well, last night I was sitting on the floor and he come trotting up to me,
> bows his head, and drops a piece of cat poop beside me--just like when he
> brings his ball during fetch. Well, I told him NO, and went to check out
> the litter box. To my surprise, the litter box was undisturbed and there
> was cat poop in it.
>
> Upon reflection I wonder if he was doing it to:
>
> a) Let me know that he was a good boy and didn't eat the poop even though he
> could have.
>
> b) Let me know that the litter needs cleaning or he might do it for me.
>
> or
>
> c) Here Daddy, try some of this and maybe you will understand why I like it!
>
> Still wondering,
>
> Michael :-)
Likely C.


Mark Calhoun

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Mar 31, 1999, 3:00:00 AM3/31/99
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I am sitting here laughing so hard that tears are coming out of my eyes!!!
Thank you for the laughs!!!! I don't have any advice for you-- just had to
respond to let you know how funny it was!!!!! I have a yellow lab, and I can
picture the "HEY DAD LOOK WHAT I DID! I"M A GOOD BOY HUH? GOOD BOY HUH? YEAH
GOOD BOY HUH? WANT ANYTHING ELSE DAD? I'LL GET IT DAD! I'M A GOOD BOY HUH?"
look on his face! Labs-- born to please (or at least try to)!
Thanks! :-)

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Jerry Howe

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Mar 31, 1999, 3:00:00 AM3/31/99
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"Michael S. Malley" wrote:

Sounds like a negative attention getting device. He may have been hoping you'd
chastise him for it. I hope you didn't fall victim to his ploy.

Got milk?

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dogsnus

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Mar 31, 1999, 3:00:00 AM3/31/99
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Kim wrote:
>
> Hey Mike,
>
> When you get your answers , please post them. My 2 dogs love doing their
> "chores"!!

The simplest answer, since dogs do not do this out of any emotional
punishment at all to you, is to buy a pooper scooper and simply
pick it up on a twice daily basis. The pooer the quality of
food, the more often the dog poops.

If the poop isn't there, they can't eat it nor bring it to you.
Plus, you can see for yourself if the dog has problems just by
looking at the poop.

Problem solved.
Terri

S & A

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Apr 1, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/1/99
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Terri,
The original poster was talking about the dog eating/bringing her CAT
feces, not it's own.
Alison

Leroy

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Apr 1, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/1/99
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Carpophasiacs!
Vet has powder (MSG).

Kim

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Apr 1, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/1/99
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Gosh, how smart you are. I suppose that I need to hang around the litter
box all day making sure that I scoop as soon as my cat poops. I clean the
box at least 3X a day. My dogs still find the poop and carry it around.

Kim
dogsnus <"Terri"@cyberhighway .net> > wrote in message
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Michael S. Malley

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Apr 1, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/1/99
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>picture the "HEY DAD LOOK WHAT I DID! I"M A GOOD BOY HUH? GOOD BOY HUH?
YEAH
>GOOD BOY HUH? WANT ANYTHING ELSE DAD? I'LL GET IT DAD! I'M A GOOD BOY HUH?"


LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

That <sniff> was <hehehe> the best <sigh>!

Thanks right back at you.

Michael

dogsnus

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Apr 1, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/1/99
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Kim wrote:
>
> Gosh, how smart you are.

Thanks. But, it's really called common sense, not smarts...

I suppose that I need to hang around the litter
> box all day making sure that I scoop as soon as my cat poops. I clean the
> box at least 3X a day. My dogs still find the poop and carry it around.

What are you feeding your cat that it poops 3 times a day?
And, what does that tell you?
Hint:
(On urth, it means to keep the cat box away from dogs).
I'm not sure what that means in your village, though.

It's really very simple. If the dog cannot have access to
cat poop it can't bring it to you.
Does that simplicity escape you?

Terri

jp...@wma.com

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Apr 1, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/1/99
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dogsnus snip

>The pooer the quality of
>food, the more often the dog poops.

Umm, really?
I thought it depended on the dog.
I'm using Nutro Max Puppy, and one dog goes 4x, the other only 2x
(Not flaming, actually really curious)

blac...@dog-play.com

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Apr 1, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/1/99
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Oh, my, what a great way to encourage advice. How about keeping the cat
box out of the reach of the dogs? I have five cats, and four cat boxes
and two dogs and several different methods of keeping the cat boxes out of
their reach. Now I figure you are going to skewer me for offering just as
obvious advice as Terri did. But if you are having a tough time figuring
out HOW to keep the cat box out of the reach of the dog look at
http://www.dog-play.com/kittybox.html - but you will have to take the
*ideas* and adapt them. And if you don't like the suggestions don't
bother complaining about it


Diane Blackman
di...@dog-play.com http://www.dog-play.com
- - - - - - - - -
"If others' interpretations either bother us or recur, we owe it to
ourselves and our dogs to reevaluate our own orientation carefully. If we
find ourselves becoming angry and defensive, chances are our own
interpretations are the incorrect ones. "The Body Language and Emotion of
Dogs" by Myrna M. Milani, DVM.

Kim <kimb...@mindspring.com> wrote:
: Gosh, how smart you are. I suppose that I need to hang around the litter


: box all day making sure that I scoop as soon as my cat poops. I clean the
: box at least 3X a day. My dogs still find the poop and carry it around.

: Kim

Randy&Cindi

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Apr 2, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/2/99
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I put a lid on the cat box and turned it towards the wall, the cat had to go
some extra feet to get in, but it keeps the dogs out!! Cindi
Kim wrote in message <7e06ai$2j2$1...@samsara0.mindspring.com>...

dogsnus

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Apr 2, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/2/99
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Randy&Cindi wrote:
>
> I put a lid on the cat box and turned it towards the wall, the cat had to go
> some extra feet to get in, but it keeps the dogs out!!

Kewl! Common sense prevails on some parts of planet urth!

I had a dog get a blockadge once from eating cat litter
and cat poop. I learned my lesson fast and hard.
He spent the entire weekend at the emergency clinic
and cost several $$$$!
Thank doG for this new( at that time), emergency clinic!
Terri

LilCanaan

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Apr 2, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/2/99
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>I put a lid on the cat box and turned it towards the wall, the cat had to go
>some extra feet to get in, but it keeps the dogs out!! Cindi

I have a litter box with a hood and the opening faces the toilet. The cats go
behind and under the toilet tank to enter the litter box and the dogs can't
fit. Of course, it wouldn't work with little dogs.

Julie

Lynn

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Apr 3, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/3/99
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Well, clearly one thing you need to do is check the litter box frequently,
otherwise your dog is going to eat the poop. It sounds as though you're not
cleanng it enough. You might consider doing it at least twice a day.

It's hard to tell why your dog did it, although I must say what you described
was pretty cute. I'm thinking he brought it to you to show that it was there -
in the litter box. The way I figuer it, is dogs are somewhat like children. You
don't put temptation in front of them, then punish them when they go for it. You
remove the tempation. I don't know why dogs like cat poop. Mine does too, so I
check the litter box probably 4-5 times a day. You don't have to do a whole
cleaning every time - just remove the poop. It only takes a second, and the
problem is solved. Sounds like youre doing a good job training your dog not to
eat it, but as I said, I'd remove temptation.

Lynn

On Mon, 29 Mar 1999 10:14:35 -0800, "Michael S. Malley"
<msmalley[remove]@teleport.com> wrote:

>:/I've been working with my black lab pup to teach him that kitty-crunchies
>:/are not food, and that destroying the litter-box liner and scattering litter
>:/everywhere is not considered redecorating.
>:/
>:/Well, last night I was sitting on the floor and he come trotting up to me,
>:/bows his head, and drops a piece of cat poop beside me--just like when he
>:/brings his ball during fetch. Well, I told him NO, and went to check out
>:/the litter box. To my surprise, the litter box was undisturbed and there
>:/was cat poop in it.
>:/
>:/Upon reflection I wonder if he was doing it to:
>:/
>:/a) Let me know that he was a good boy and didn't eat the poop even though he
>:/could have.
>:/
>:/b) Let me know that the litter needs cleaning or he might do it for me.
>:/
>:/or
>:/
>:/c) Here Daddy, try some of this and maybe you will understand why I like it!
>:/
>:/Still wondering,
>:/
>:/Michael :-)
>:/
>:/

jsbaird

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Apr 3, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/3/99
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Well what can I say. My dogs don't eat cat poop cause the cats stay outside.
They don't eat their own stuff BUT will eat the horse manure in the barn.
All dogs eat that stuff. YUk. But sorry I can't tell you why. Possibly a
lack of a certain vitamin? By the way they leave the cow stuff alone. Smells
too bad I guess.
Jen
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brent

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Apr 3, 1999, 3:00:00 AM4/3/99
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Cindy Tittle Moore wrote in message <7e0mmi$g8f$1...@hiram.io.com>...
>"Kim" <kimb...@mindspring.com> writes:
>
>>
>
>Put the litter box out of reach of the dogs but not the cats. For
>example: Up on a shelf if the dogs are small. Behind a catsized door
>in a closet if the dogs are large. In a room where the access is barred
>by a babygate (assuming the dogs respect the babygate).
>
my dog (rottie) doesn't eat my cat's poop but he likes to chase my cat into
the box and then knock it all over .. cat and litter .. so i put it into a
spare room (closet would work) and blocked the room with a pet gate (cat
accessible) .. works like a charm .. no access for dog .. no problem ..

j0sepf...@gmail.com

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Mar 19, 2018, 10:26:51 PM3/19/18
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RIGHT LYNN THE FACT UVE SAID THAT DOGS BRINGING THEIR OWNER CAT SHIT IS A BIT WEIRD TO ME SO IM JW IF UR A FURRY OR SOMET IF NOT THEN KWL. LEMME KNO. BUT THX FOR THAT MY DOGS JUST BROUGHT ME HARD CAT SHIT FROM MY CATS LITTER TRAY AND IT PROPER SHOOK ME BUT IM GLAD ITS NORMAL AND DONT LECTURE ME ABOUT CLEANING THE CAT LITTER TRAY IM THE ONLY 1 IN MY FORKING HOUSE WHO DOES AND I GO SIXTHFORM 6 HOURS 5 DAYS A WEEK

cshenk

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Mar 25, 2018, 11:20:27 AM3/25/18
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Hi Joeseph, translation? (grin). I don't know what 'sixthform 6 hours
5 days a week' means.

BTW, if you can use normal case, it helps to read you easier. It's ok
though if you can't.

j0sepf...@gmail.com

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Mar 28, 2018, 3:38:11 PM3/28/18
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RIGHT CSHECK FIRST OF ALL IM A BIT OFFENDED AT UR GRAMMAR AND UR INABILITY TO KNOW WHAT SIXTHFORM IS. I MEAN AFTER ALL WERE ON GOOGLE. AND BTW. MY EYE SIGHTS SO BAD THAT I HAVE TO USE CAPS AND NOW UVE TRIGERED ME AND IM QUITE UPSET. SO IN ONE MONNTH IM LITERALLY MOCKED FOR BEING BLIND AND MY DOG BRINGS ME CAT SHIT. FUCCKING BRILLIANT. ALSO U NEED A TRANSLATION? BUT U ACNT EVEN SPELL JOSEPH RIGHT. FUCKING TERRIBLE AND IM REALLY UPSET U CAN MOCK ME LIE THIS. WHEN WILL U LEARN. THAT UR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES? ALSO A BIT WEIRD HOW U STALKED THIS 1999 FORUM JUST TO REPLY TO ME. ANYWAYS GTG BEFORE MY DOG BRINGS ME CAT SHIT AGAIN

sto...@gmail.com

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Mar 28, 2018, 3:54:36 PM3/28/18
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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 8:38:11 PM UTC+1, j0sepf...@gmail.com wrote:
> RIGHT CSHECK FIRST OF ALL IM A BIT OFFENDED AT UR GRAMMAR AND UR INABILITY TO KNOW WHAT SIXTHFORM IS. I MEAN AFTER ALL WERE ON GOOGLE. AND BTW. MY EYE SIGHTS SO BAD THAT I HAVE TO USE CAPS AND NOW UVE TRIGERED ME AND IM QUITE UPSET. SO IN ONE MONNTH IM LITERALLY MOCKED FOR BEING BLIND AND MY DOG BRINGS ME CAT SHIT. FUCCKING BRILLIANT. ALSO U NEED A TRANSLATION? BUT U ACNT EVEN SPELL JOSEPH RIGHT. FUCKING TERRIBLE AND IM REALLY UPSET U CAN MOCK ME LIE THIS. WHEN WILL U LEARN. THAT UR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES? ALSO A BIT WEIRD HOW U STALKED THIS 1999 FORUM JUST TO REPLY TO ME. ANYWAYS GTG BEFORE MY DOG BRINGS ME CAT SHIT AGAIN

I CANT BELIEVE J0SEPFH IS BEING MADE FUN OF FOR HAVING NO EYES???? DO YOU NOT THINK HE HAS BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH?? HIS DOG BROUGHT HIM CAT POO HE IS OIBVIOUSLY HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME..... CSHARK NEVER SPEAK TO ANYBODY LIKE THAT AGIAN. (ANGRY GRIN)

cait....@yahoo.com

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Mar 28, 2018, 3:55:39 PM3/28/18
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CSHENK MY FRIEND A LOT OF PEOPLE CANNOT READ LETTERS VERY WELL SO IT IS EASIER FOR US TO READ THEM IN CAPITALS AND ALSO EVERYONE IN ENGLAND KNOWS WHAT SIXTH FORM IS YOU COULD LITERALLY GOOGLE IT IT'S SCHOOL AND THEN 6 HOURS 5 DAYS A WEEK IS TIME IM SURE U HAVE TIME IN UR COUNTRY TOO ALSO WHY ARE U HERE WERE U TRYING TO LOOK FOR OTHER PEOPLE JACKING OFF TO DOGS EATIN CAT POO TOSATISFY UR FURRY INTERESTS

cshenk

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Mar 28, 2018, 8:53:56 PM3/28/18
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Hi Joseph, Sorry if i mis-spelled you name. It was not intentional.
Also, I didnt mock you, I only said if you can post in not all caps, it
was easier to read but if you can't it was fine.

I have not 'tracked you' at all. I replied to a recent post, not that
there are many here.

I am totally happy if you want to use caps because it works best for
your visual needs. If you want, I will try to remember to use them as
well to make reading me easier when I reply to you.

You have me wrong. In 1987 I organized the first disability support
computer conference section in San Diego for visual and physical needs
at their main expo. We brought in 40 computers and demo'd it all. I
was a beta tester for some 30 screen reader products.

I remain active today in a smaller role of building computers with
screen readers and gifting them off for free to the local area.

cshenk

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Mar 28, 2018, 8:56:22 PM3/28/18
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I did not make fun of him. I said if had a reason to use the caps
lock, it was ok. I have enough experience in the field to recognize it
might be visual issues but did not assume since he had not said so.

cshenk

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Mar 28, 2018, 9:06:54 PM3/28/18
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Hi Cat, Sorry but I don't live in England. I see now on google it is a
particular year set of grades as we call them in the USA.

Did this international rec.pets.dogs.behavior group get crossed by
someone to a UK only set and we do not know it? If so, that would
explain why a USA person did not recognize the term.

j0sepf...@gmail.com

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Mar 29, 2018, 2:11:38 PM3/29/18
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RIGHT THATS NICE IM HAPPY THAT UR BUILDING COMPUTERS AND SHIT BUT SURELY U NEED TO KNOW WHAT TIME IS..IF U WAS ALIVE IN 1987 HOW OLD R U ALSO WHY DID U COME ON THIS FORUM? TOGET JUSTICE OR JUST TO FIND PPL TO INSULT.. I DID NOTHING WRONG IM SORRY THAT MY DOG LITERALLY GAVE ME CAT SHIT. IVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH AND THIS REALLY WAS THE CHERRY ON TOP OF THE CKAE AND THIS FORUM HAS MADE ME PROPER UPSET SO I HOPE U CAN APOLOGISE IN THE FORM OF AN AMAZON GIFT VOUCHER.. U KNOW MY EMAIL

j0sepf...@gmail.com

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Mar 29, 2018, 2:12:54 PM3/29/18
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SORRY THAT WA MY FRIEND SHES PROTECTIVE OVER ME AND SINCE U TRIED TO >ATTACK ME< SHE WAS MAD AND HAD TO BITE BACK. AND WHAT FUCKING FIELD ARE U ON WRITING THIS MSG. BUT YEAH THEY R VISUAL ISSUES :)

j0sepf...@gmail.com

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Mar 29, 2018, 2:14:40 PM3/29/18
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CAT?????? HER NAMES LITERALLY CAIT....WHAT THE ACTUALL HELL. ARE U GETTING NAEMS WRONG ON PURPOSE NOW? ON #PURPOSE NOW. LOL INSIDE REFERENCE. ANYWAYS....THIS FORUM WAS INACTIVE SINCE 1999 AND I WANTED TO SHARE MY OPPINION BUT OF COURSE COS IM GAY I GET ATTACKED BY THE TRUMP VOTERS. JUSTREALLY SICK OF IT TBH. MY CAT BASO SHIT ON ME WASNT THIS PUNISHMENT ENOUGH

cshenk

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Mar 31, 2018, 3:43:26 PM3/31/18
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Joseph,

You are replying to very old 1999 messages.

cshenk

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Mar 31, 2018, 3:47:13 PM3/31/18
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Joseph, you mis selled my name as well and I am not stalking a 1999
forum, you are replying to the older messages maintained by your
newsgroup server instead of current traffic.

cshenk

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Mar 31, 2018, 3:51:33 PM3/31/18
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Joseph, this group is slow now like many newsgroups can be, but the
only one 'attacking' is you, including foul language aimed at me in
several of your messages.

cshenk

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Mar 31, 2018, 3:57:20 PM3/31/18
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I do not know what your problem is Joseph, but it is your own and
taking it out on others who have given you no harm or even a harsh
word, is not right.

I will not be apologizing for your abusive language at me. My age is
not your concern other than I gather 'older than you'. I joined the US
Navy in 1983.

cshenk

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Mar 31, 2018, 4:00:48 PM3/31/18
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Cait, that was not well done. I do not know why you feel a need to
attack innocent members of this group. We were slowly growing back bu
no one is typing now here due to the abuse levels of the posts. Asking
me is I am here to 'jack off to dogs eating...' is deliberately rude in
the extreme.

cshenk

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Mar 31, 2018, 4:03:15 PM3/31/18
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One, you have multiple missellings including my name but I am not being
rude about it. You are however.

You are gay? Fine, but what that has to do with trump voters or me is
some hidden mystical part of your own head.

This forum has not been inactive since 1999. You probably pulled the
archives wrong.

j0sepf...@gmail.com

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Apr 2, 2018, 6:00:36 PM4/2/18
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all i did was get given cat poo and now im being attacked for no reason i just wish life was fair

cshenk

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Apr 2, 2018, 6:57:17 PM4/2/18
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No one has attacked you here. You may however be a troll who is just
looking for reaction and messing with this small calm group.

If you have an actual question on dog behavior and how to work with it,
please ask. That is what this group is about.

Gina Crowe

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