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12 February 2008 @ 06:26 pm
Mimblety Mumblety Meme  
Tagged by badboy_fangirl for this meme. I can't even find the first one of these I did about 2 years back.

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it."

1) One of my most-hated noises is people making styrofoam squeak. :0
2) My favorite classical-music era is "modern," but it's mainly the music from about 1900-1945 and not "all" modern music. The period I like would be better described as neo-romantic.
3) I hate the movie "Pulp Fiction" with a passion. It will never be funny to me.
4) I love raw carrots and hate cooked ones. Since forever.
5) I still think of myself as an Oregonian, though I haven't lived there for 24 years. *sniffle*
6) I can roll one eye without rolling the other. It is frightening.
7) I grew up with Great Danes in the house, which means that dogs like Labs and Collies will always be "medium-sized" to me.

I tag athrosknot, deirdre_c, chanchito_z, black_regalia, happywriter06, girlguidejones, and gretazreta on this one!

When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on February 13th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
One possibility would be to mention new thinking in dog training, and then discuss migratory steps away from prior methods.

That's actually going to be part of it... I want to touch on the movement to "positive" reinforcement based training. And discuss that there is a wide gap between the way society treats dogs like children or neglects them all-together and that both approaches cause harm to the animals I end up seeing in my "practice". That positive reinforcement training provides the humans in the equation to begin to see the connection they have with their companions and removes fear-based techniques so that mutual trust and respect can be achieved.

I was also going to tell manly's story (as the ice-breaker) because he is how I got involved in all of this and he is the kind of dog in which I specialize. And he is one for whom positive reinforcement-based behavior modification truly made the difference between living a happy life and possible euthanasia.

These people are not really "rescue" people, so I want to really get their attention with respect to those kinds of issues...

Okay, I'm done hijacking your comments... *g*