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I'm afraid of dogs. I'm mortally afraid of some breeds, including but absolutely not limited to Rottweilers. I very much dislike the idea of dogs that are stronger than me, really. Dogs can shed their training and upbringing at the drop of a hat, should they choose to do so, and I don't want to be anywhere near a big strong toothy dog if it suddenly decides it hates humans.

And now one of my good friends goes and gets herself a fucking Rottweiler. A male one.

My approach to this is to befriend the damn dog fiercely while it's still small and cute, so I hopefully can dare to visit her even when the damn dog has grown up and become scary as hell. I shall ruthlessly teach it that I rank ten thousand times higher than it does.

This is why cats are always great, but dogs are often scary shit. Cats can't really do any actual harm. A fucking Rottweiler can.

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Date: 2009-04-06 11:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saeble.livejournal.com
good idea

assert your alpha-ness now, discipline the dog as much as your friend will allow, it has to know your rules. any good relationship with a dog starts with mutual respect

as far as cats not doing any harm... be thankful you've never had to be anywhere near a feral cat, trust me... they are a small furry chainsaw and barkchipper rolled into one.

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Date: 2009-04-06 11:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saeble.livejournal.com
oh... and start training the owner too, 99% of the time, the only reason why a dog is evil, is because the owner is clueless/spineless/indulgent

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Date: 2009-04-06 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saeble.livejournal.com
'scuse the commentspam but I keep coming up with stuff to share

said dog needs to know his place, a stern tone of voice is always good, sharp correction and eye contact is also important.

treat said dog like you probably do children. ie they need to fear you like a Goddess and that your wrath is terrible if they should even think about being naughty

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Date: 2009-04-06 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
I'm iffy partly because it's a male dog and my friend is, well, female. Her voice is anything but deep, so the dog may consider her insignificant (at least compared to her male partner), but at least her intentions are good and they're starting the puppy training course asap. As dog owners go, she shows promise. Me, I've used my manly voice with great success on many dogs before, and I intend to do so with this little bugger. I'm bloody good at making dogs respect me, thank god.

Ah, feral cats... note to self: there are parts of the world where there are feral cats and humongous spiders. Do not go there.

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Date: 2009-04-06 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saeble.livejournal.com
feral cats are still sensible animals, they stay out of the way of humans, so its only when you catch them in a trap or something that you have to be wary

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Date: 2009-04-06 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
I'm extremely safe, then. Whew :P

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Date: 2009-04-06 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saeble.livejournal.com
when all is said and done, AU is pretty safe

only really have to worry about Crocs up North and a couple of aggressive snakes you see when in the country in summer

funnel web spiders and other threats you'd have to be extremely unlucky to come across

we Aussies just make it sound like we all carry machetes to get to work safely, to keep the freakin' tourists out of our nice little patch.. ;)

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Date: 2009-04-06 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
ALL spiders freak me out like there's no tomorrow, and there are very few of'em here, so to me, Australia is SPIDER HELL.

Um, I booked a trip to Corfu this summer. I just recalled that Corfu is insect hell too. Well, as long as the geckos don't eat me...

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Date: 2009-04-06 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saeble.livejournal.com
geez woman... are you the type to live in a white tile lined box ? :)

geckos rock ! :)

half the fun of travelling is the interesting critters !

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Date: 2009-04-06 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
I hate spiders, moths and grasshopper/cicada varieties. Other insects are mostly okay. Geckos are cute, but preferably at at least some distance, kthx.

Btw, after a trip to Romania during harvester beetle season I've become very, very wary of not-human bed mates. The frigging harvester beetles COME TO COLLECT THEIR DEAD FRIENDS. And hold funerals in sleeping people's hair. Specifically, MY HAIR. *shudder*

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Date: 2009-04-06 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saeble.livejournal.com
+has an attack of schadenfreude+

poor you :)

~~~~~~~~~~

only bug I really have any problem with is maggots on a living animal, there's very little thats worse than a fly struck animal

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Date: 2009-04-07 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dfordoom.livejournal.com
I find the problem with dog owners is that often they're harder to train than dogs.

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Date: 2009-04-06 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dukesnorre.livejournal.com
I'm with you on the dog thing! :(

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Date: 2009-04-06 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sirje.livejournal.com
I'm the opposite - I'm scared shitless of cats, but best buddies with dogs. (Yes, cats CAN do harm!)

However, I have to agree about rottweilers and that type of dogs - I don't really understand why anyone would want to have one. Maybe as a watchdog, but one tends to not need those in the city. I always think it's strange to see signs on people's gates warning about angry dogs. Why do you want to live with an angry dog? Well, I guess they need homes too.

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Date: 2009-04-07 07:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
Hellooo. Cats can barely draw blood.

Why do you want to live with an angry dog? Well, I guess they need homes too.

Ahahahahaha, nice thought.

I can sort of understand wanting something mad, bad and dangerous to know on your side, but what if it decides not to be on your side? Scary, scary.

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Date: 2009-04-06 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skinfaxe.livejournal.com
i just love the story that was published in the newspaper here some while ago about a girl who was walking her st bernard dog when a loose pit bull attacked her. her dog didn't really know what to do so it simply sat on the pit bull who nearly died.

anyway. if you train your dog it's no problem. we had a german shepherd and you could tell people stepped away whenever i walked her but since the former owner had super trained her (her siblings were police/military dogs and she was supposed to be too but failed the test because of her ears) and so we never had any problem with her. the 'size' of the owner doesn't matter, as long as you have authority.

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Date: 2009-04-06 04:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skinfaxe.livejournal.com
how awesome! i don't think i've ever been able to delete myself on your lj before.

(sorry. had to express my excitement :D

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Date: 2009-04-06 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sirje.livejournal.com
her dog didn't really know what to do so it simply sat on the pit bull who nearly died.

&

failed the test because of her ears

Oh dear I may just have killed myself laughing. Of course, the thing about your dog and her ears may not be funny really. But it may still have killed me. I may be tired.

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Date: 2009-04-07 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skinfaxe.livejournal.com
no, i thought it was pretty funny meself :D

concerning the ears, maybe i should have elaborated...a police dog has to be 'perfect', and my dog didn't have perfect hearing and also had 'cuts' in her ears (for some god knows reason a dog with cuts don't pass. don't ask me why)

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Date: 2009-04-07 07:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
SAT on it? I think I love that St Bernard (except they are really scary dogs).

Dogs can and have decided to ignore training, which is why I'm uncomfortable with dogs stronger than myself. A dog I can't wrestle to the ground if it decides to hate me is a dog I don't want to be near.

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Date: 2009-04-07 01:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skinfaxe.livejournal.com
it was a nice dog. don't think anything like that had ever happened before, a completely new situation. imagine a huge st bernard dog sitting on you. the pit bull was prolly in complete shock.

ah, fine. just haven't experienced it myself. but, when i was in the air force youth blahblah we saw doberman dogs who were totally insane. they were guard dogs, trained to kill. *they* were shit scary.

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Date: 2009-04-07 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
Wait, what. Air force youth?!

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Date: 2009-04-08 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skinfaxe.livejournal.com
Yup. It's an organisation for teenagers age 15+ I think their idea is to recruit future 'staff': to make kidz interested in the air force. They don't accept the average kid either. We got to do pretty much the same things people in recruit training do, pas handling heavier weapons (you have to be 18). Learned a lot from it, about the air force, military intelligence and defense but there were also things like first aid, survival exercises etc. Some of it were a bit like an advanced version of what scouts do, like camping. What i remember the best though, is sitting in the back of a C-130 Hercules, high up in the air with the back doors open. I think we all were a bit 'omg we're gonna die'. And yes, we had uniforms.

I left after two years, but for quite some time i was tempted to work as an analyst in some form either there or in any intelligence area. Then i switched path to teaching, which i love.

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Date: 2009-04-07 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skinfaxe.livejournal.com
btw. err. we are doing this power point presentation about norwegian/danish/swedish and we have some trouble putting words in short decent sentences since none speak norwegian nor danish. our idea is danish/norwegian expressions that means something else in swedish. since you're such a smart and lovely person, is there any way you'd like to help? most words we chose we've worked out thanks to teh internetz but there are a few left and we'd like it not to be wrong.

like, if you *can* and would like to spend a few precious minutes of your life on putting the norwegian words 'artig', 'krangle', 'mat' and 'true' each in a norwegian sentence and maybe if possible the danish words 'grine' and 'tasken' each in a danish sentence.

i would love you forever!

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Date: 2009-04-07 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
Jeg syntes den filmen var artig, jeg lo hele tiden.
Det er sunt å krangle, det renser luften.
Det hjalp ikke å true med utestengning.

Jeg kunde ikke lade være at grine da jeg så ham gli på det bananskal.
Jeg skal lige hente min taske.

Jeg klarer ikke å bruke "tasken", fordi bestemt form som sådan er så u-dansk. Min taske, hans taske, den røde taske osv, men "tasken" går liksom ikke.

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Date: 2009-04-08 12:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] skinfaxe.livejournal.com
♥ you! Nästan allt i svenska är i bestämd form (apropå taske) så det var nog därför jag skrev så.

Finished it all today. Since we're the most childish non-serious people of our class, other examples included drugs/sex/other low themes. And we decided to illustrate the sentences ourselves. Hilarious photos of us. No idea how the others gonna react, maybe they're used to it now.

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Date: 2009-04-06 08:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] disedatter.livejournal.com
I'm definitely a cat person myself, but sometimes - specifically when I'm home alone - I really wish I had a huge angry dog. Or, you know, just huge and intimidating.

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Date: 2009-04-07 07:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
Grand Danois is the thing. Huge, intimidating, pretty much unable to do actual harm.

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Date: 2009-04-07 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dfordoom.livejournal.com
I detest dogs. I do not have friends with dogs. For the last six months the idiot dog belonging to one of our idiot neighbours has been barking. Non-stop for six months. I find that with each pasing year I dislike dogs more and more.

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Date: 2009-04-07 07:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
I have ditched a friend on account of him being a crap dog owner, getting a big brute of a dog and then neglecting to train it... I find I don't really dislike dogs per se, there are breeds I quite like. I just hate most dog owners.

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Date: 2009-04-07 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dfordoom.livejournal.com
I just hate most dog owners.

Yes, I'd go along with that. And the more stupid and irresponsible the dog owner, the more likely they are to own a savage breed of dog. Rottweilers are evil. I used to have a friend with one, and even when they're well trained they're treacherous and vicious.

Dogs? Don't get me started...

Date: 2009-04-07 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annelandet.wordpress.com (from livejournal.com)
And you seem like such a strong and confident and fearless person! I doubt that I do...
I was bitten by a dog when I was about four and that has marked my life, so to speak. Made a lot of things very irritatingly difficult. And also brought out the contempt for weakness in some people (young ones, mostly), so I've had some nasty experiences in the past.

And BTW: One of my husband's relatives loves the family summer house because his dog can run freely here.The dog is a rottweiler. So I had the closest I've ever had to a panic attack and locked myself inside the house. Luckily for me, he now asks around if I'm going to be there before bringing it, and I have another reason for staying away. (I'm not such a fan of that place anyway)

Anne

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Date: 2009-04-07 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lectrix-lecti.livejournal.com
Hardly fearless...

At least he's that considerate, eh. But sheesh. Free-running rottweiler? NO THANKS.

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