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jinyu
Age. 33
Gender. Female
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Location Denver, CO
School. Other
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Sprocket's Training Milestones
Came home (Aug 2, 2014)
Asked to go outside (Aug 5, 2014)
Slept 4 hours straight (night) (Aug 5-6, 2014)
Crane Count
7/3/13 - 8
7/4/13 - 30
7/5/13 - 36
7/10/13 - 54
7/11/13 - 57
7/18/13 - 67
2/17/14 - 83
(cumulative)
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Moon Mod!
CURRENT MOON
To Read:
- Carrie
- Dream of the Red Chamber
- Time to Kill
- Scent of the Missing
- Stiff
Nano mod!
A short piece
Sunday. 10.7.12 11:58 am
The intersection was a steely gray. Cars drove and stopped in accordance to cycles of the lights. A truck and a rickshaw start at the same time.
“Okay, stop it,” Dow said, “hold it right there.”
“I’m not sure what I’m looking at,” Cicero objected.
“Okay play it,” Dow replied.
The truck continued on its path as did the rickshaw, but right before the inevitable collision, a blur of light whispered across the screen. A halo of light and a figure dressed in black appeared in the space surrounding the rickshaw. The truck drove through the space where the rickshaw had been and the rickshaw appeared on the curb at the other side of the intersection.
“Teleportation!”
“No,” Cicero replied.
“You, vampire, creature of the night? ‘No,’ he says, ‘it couldn’t’. That’s what I keep telling you, secrets keep themselves, they don’t need us,” Dow groused.
“Why do I feel like this means we’re going on a roadtrip,” Cicero groaned raking his face with his hands.
“To China!”


*many apologies for the political YouTube ads that are probably going to be at the beginning of this.

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A Note on Rescue v. Responsibly Bred
Thursday. 10.4.12 7:01 pm
I just wanted to say, there is no difference in the emotional connection that you have with a rescue or a responsibly bred purebred. You know the song and dance, "My rescue dog is better than your honor student" it doesn't stop, but it does bring up a point: why is it that I support responsible breeding?

This is how I think of it: there are horrible things happening to dogs all over the country. Dogs are getting thrown out of trucks on the interstate. They are being starved, poisoned, beaten and shot. They are being bred until they wear out. It is great that people are helping these dogs after they have been rescued from these horrible situations. I also understand that if people do not save these dogs, overpopulation in unlimited admission shelters will force the hand of rescue workers to put these animals down. I also understand that animals that are put down due to behavioral problems often have behavioral problems that are owner caused and that with enough time and dedication, many of these animals can be rehabilitated into being good pets.

The question I have to ask is: why don't you skip all that? Why does a dog have to wait until it's abused until it finds a good home? Why can't people take it upon themselves to plan for the future of their animals generations in advance? Why can't the producers of dogs be responsible from the get go? The naysayers are right, responsible breeding does nothing to save the lives of dogs being euthanized today. What it does it keep dogs from being euthanized tomorrow.

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How to Find a Responsible Breeder
Tuesday. 10.2.12 8:56 am
Finding a responsible breeder can be a very daunting task if you do not know what you are looking for.


You can look through the mountains of classified articles. If you are going that route, you are probably going to have to screen out a lot of puppy mill breeders and backyard breeders. In either case, you will probably have inadequate health and genetic screenings, which can lead to some of the problems that purebred dogs are so infamous for. Due to some genetic abnormality your dog could go from costing you approximately 10,000 dollars over to course of its lifetime to closer around 100,000. This article describes some of those costs if you are interested. Now, this is all very interesting, but you really want to get a good healthy dog, so what do you do?


The next thing you might try is going online. If you use a search engine, it is likely you will come up with about the same results you found in the newspaper: people who know where to advertise, but not necessarily how to keep and breed dogs. The AKC has a new listing, which is very interesting, called the “breeders of merit”. When it first came out, I thought it might be a really promising way of researching who has new litters out, but the search functions of this program has been severely limited. What this does give is another way to recognize reputable breeders, based on certain measurable criteria set up by the AKC. Another way to look up breeder is by looking up the national breed club. These breed clubs are usually listed under “breed name” Club of America and can be found through the AKC website or through a search engine. Usually these have links to both breeders and also regional clubs. This is also a great place to find links to breed specific rescues.


Regional Clubs are going to be the easiest way to find a reputable breeder. Regional clubs are local, small, and usually everyone knows everyone else. The thing about regional clubs and in fact all dog breeders, is that they are all allergic to the internet and I am not going to put much stock in their love of phones either. By fat the best way to get a puppy from a breeder is to go to a dog show and ask the people showing at the time. It is best to go to the regional specialty, seeing as everyone will be there and there will probably be a few people with a both ready to answer any questions for you. These people will know who is breeding when and they can give you a phone number and start you on the interview process.

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A Fabulous Litter
Monday. 10.1.12 1:28 pm
Get this: the parents are 40 and 42 pounds respectively. They both have good hips (okay, one broke her hip when she was 6 months old, so that's no good, but...). They both have the medium length coat that I like, one tri-color and one a brilliant red. Their frames are like something right out of a textbook about the history of border collies and they have one gorgeous tan merle boy that I just want to eat right up... Okay, fine. Not this time, but at least we can watch them roll around on the floor live on ustream:



Live stream videos at Ustream

And fantasize about buying a year subscription of Clean Run:

So many pretty agility run blueprints!!!

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Dog Pox
Wednesday. 8.29.12 10:17 am
If you know purebred dogs, then you know that certain genetic abnormalities that occur willy nilly in the general dog population are concentrated and more pronounced within certain breeds. One of these pronounced characteristics is that of spotted dogs going deaf. dalmations are, of course, the most susceptible, deafness being the primary health concern of the breed. Additionally, cattle dogs or heelers (who are thought to be crossed with the dalmations at some point in their history) are also know to have many deaf dogs amongst their ranks. The question is why, and do the spots have anything to do with it?

Actually, the spots have everything to do with it. You see, the spots can be thought of as a dog form of chicken pox. The dog is born white or two colored as the case may be and somewhere in their early puppyhood, they start developing spots all over their bodies. If these spots get inside the ears, then deafness can occur. So there you have it, that is why spotted dogs are more likely to be deaf.

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The Red Dress
Thursday. 8.23.12 4:14 pm
Well, I did my 2 mile walk and then came back and wrote 2,000 more words in my novel and so, I decided it was about time to take a shower. After, I took a shower, I decided to play dress up in my new clean closet (it's really nice, all organized...)

Anyhow, I tried on my lovely little blue dress (it's a nighttime spandex disco-tech kind of thing, not a single place to wear it to), then I tried on my pink dress (Hot with a capital H, that was the same dress that I wore to homecoming my senior year) and then I thought, "What the hey, I'll try on the hot red dress".

Well, much to my surprise and admittedly I am constantly surprised by this... it didn't look that hot. I mean, it shows a little shoulder, neckline, etc, but it's not like I have boobs to speak of so it can't be that. It had the babydoll/empire waist that is always so flattering on me and you can see leg, but not too much leg. In short, it's a really ordinary dress that fits me alright, thank you very much. Although, you would not believe that fuss people make over it. (I am so taking it to France).

Oh well, back to the old writing grind. I'm going to try and hit 20,000 words before the weekend. I should be able to do it, I'm at 15,000 and while I have no idea what I'm writing, I think it should happen on schedule.

PS: One more week till I visit Zanzi!

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