commented on Today's Purebreds
My family's beloved German Shepherd looked more like the old photo than the new breed standard. Probably because the (very small operation) breeder we got her from was concerned about a few things: 1) health. She imported dogs from Germany to diversify the gene pool and also because the Germans have been better about not fucking up their dogs hips for the last 40 years. 2) temperment. She was breeding dogs to be kept as pets and she wanted them to be even tempered. The breeder did not consider looks except in that she made sure she was breeding German Shepherds with German Shepherds. When you do that the puppies will look like German Shepherds. Go fucking figure.
Loki looked like a work dog and not a show freak. She was incredibly slender, her hips sloped but not to an extreme. And she was the most easily trained, even tempered, sweetest dog ever. I realize that I'm biased but she was awesome. And smart! She used to lie - pretend she was going to throw up so that we'd open the door and let her outside, where she'd bolt to the neighbor's yard and play with their dog - and, after a car accident when she was still a pup, looked both ways before she crossed the street. I miss that dog. I plan to rescue all my future pups but if I could get a dog like that again I would pay a breeder handsomely.
commented on Speaking of Pensions
yeah, considering he's donating all of the pension to the elderly I'm pretty okay with it. Also, ya know, it's his military pension. It's not like he's getting it for being the Prince of Wales.
commented on Death Becomes Him
I was in Asheville on Sunday. Luckily, I just saw bunch of hippie artists and drank a bunch of local brews.
commented on Hey Hockey Fans, Is Your Favorite Player Still on Your Team?
My favorite players are still on my team! Unfortunately, Tanger's got a broken toe and Sid's got a broken jaw. And in the past two nights Vokoun and Fleury have magically transformed into sieves. Also, we traded for some extra captains but they've not been too impressive so far.
Crazy stacked team. Lost zero roster players while gaining four. (Ray Shero is a master thief. I don't know how he pulled that shit off!) But half the team's on the IR.