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23 February 2011 @ 07:40 pm
As part of my Getting On My Feet (GOMF?) or Getting My Own Feet (GMOF - I like it more) Day, I have been going through my >200 emails. One of them was from my grandparents.

I know that quite a few of you have the same knee-jerk reaction to dogs that I do (variations of "DOGGIE! :D") or an interest in dog training/tricks ("Just how do they do it?" / "I should teach my dog that trick.) so I am putting the link here.

Click at your own risk - adorable dog to be found.

Now back to loads of emails interspersed with room-cleaning and watching The Hunger which ubiquitousmixie sent me for my birthday. (DMix, I knew as soon as I saw both Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon in the casting intro that I would be dead dead uberdead meat. I am dying a little bit.)


Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
[Rachel Carson]
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Molly: BARROWMAN!zapthatmonster on February 23rd, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Ooo, that dog is totally clicker trained. It's a type of training that causes them to offer behavior and problem solve to find out what you want. I've done it - it's awesome. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clicker_training
Kiwi Crocus: Lips || Sweet watermelon.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Mmm, it mentions clicker training at the end I think - though I could guess from before that as well. Canine science is taught at my high school so we had to learn about training a bit, but I've also been friends with a few gung-ho canine folk. :D I just don't have the patience to attempt properly training a pug... :Þ

I'm mainly in the "I should teach my dog that! ...but wait I am way too lazy" school of thought here, with a primary place in "DOGGIE! :D" I'm not hard to please. :B
101mutts: Border Collie101mutts on February 25th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
Clicker training is definitely not trained at the Aggie, however! There are students who use it but teachers don't talk about it. (though I know you weren't implying, just thought to point it out)
Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Black cat.cranky__crocus on February 25th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
*Throws hands up in the air.* I know, I know, I promise! :P But you weren't the only student to arrive at class early or stay late, gabbing with teachers and other students. I will admit that I did actually spend more time in Animal than I strictly needed to - but don't you go telling anyone! Watson would kill me if she found out I gave up some Plant time for the Animal Building. (; (Especially after Animal tried to steal me...) In my time it was mentioned in the way that bonsai care was mentioned in plant - not in the curriculum, but something occasionally spoken about; although I admit any bonsai talk was usually my fault. :Þ

Goodness knows what they ever talked about in the Mechanics building - even when I was there and being spoken to I seldom knew what the topics were. :B

Edited at 2011-02-25 09:40 pm (UTC)
lash_laruelash_larue on February 23rd, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
Yes, The Hunger is squirm-worthy. There is a brief bit where something dissolves to a steak being cut that is worth a replay or two...
Kiwi Crocus: Lips || Gold parted.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I must not have got to that part. I will have to speak with you when I have. :P
Kiwi Crocus: Lesbians || Lesbian bed life.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)

Lash I am as dead as that steak. Guuuuh wibble wibble wibble. Their comments back and forth to each other over the piano? About the song?

I knew I was going to be dead as soon as I realised Susan Sarandon wasn't wearing a bra. And the whole runs-fingers-through-hair. And letting the hair own. And shoes. How can one scene have pretty much ALL MY KINKS AT ONCE?

It's not fair. And is why I am so so dead right now. Nope, no DiaCon for me, because I am dead.
lash_laruelash_larue on February 23rd, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
A marvelous bit of filmaking there. Of course those two together...

Kiwi Crocus: Lesbians || Headphone whispers.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
Those two together are an equation for lesbian implosion everywhere.
ubiquitousmixie: deneuve - miriamubiquitousmixie on February 23rd, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
Mmmm....The Hunger. It does dirty things to my brain. *squirms*

I hope you enjoy all of the films!

Kiwi Crocus: Lesbians || Headphone whispers.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
My brain is beyond dirty. My brain is dead. D-e-d dead. :Þ

I have a feeling I will very much enjoy all the films, especially now that my attention has been drawn to the Catherine-Kate similarity of expressions. I love when that happens - it's like watching two of my favourite actresses be sexy at once.
ubiquitousmixie: addison - yumubiquitousmixie on February 23rd, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Belle de Jour can be a little triggery but it's so so so hot so it's worth it. I'll have to send you more films soon :D

Kate similarities:

Kiwi Crocus: Lips || Kiwi.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
I think I can handle a little triggery for a lot hotness - it's a fair trade. (; Oh oh oh films! They're always such good treats for when I accomplish things. I'll have to buy some CDs so I can teach myself to burn films for you! I don't have many, though, and I'm sure you've seen all of them already... but we can have a chat about such things and see! :D

I had to watch that gif a few times to figure out which one of the lovely ladies it was. :P
therealsnape: txt Get out of my mind ...therealsnape on February 23rd, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
Kiwi Crocus: Nature || Black cat.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha your comment in tandem with your icon cracked me up. :P I feel I have corrupted the incorruptible in regressing you back to age six with me! :D
therealsnape: SS You still think I'm good?therealsnape on February 23rd, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
You are, in fact, the only flisty who made me abandon the suave, mature approach a Snapish one strives for.

Also, if you have time, hop over to my latest post. We need an animal expert there. miss_morland and I are out of our scholarly French Master depths. She less so than I, of course. Still, we could do with a word of wisdom.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Spoon it up.cranky__crocus on February 23rd, 2011 09:43 pm (UTC)
I am incredibly pleased to know of this and will try not to exploit it in the future. I am forever reminded that your suave, mature, Snapish approach is always right around the corner. (;

I have hopped over. Thank you for that! Another reason to love my flist - inspiring me to go research snails for half an hour and remembering just why I love science.
Nicki: dog-summerperoxidepirate on February 24th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
XOMG, what a cute little show-off!

I'm scared to teach my goonies how to open, close, or untie anything, though. They would get into so much trouble with it.
Kiwi Crocus: Lips || Sweet watermelon.cranky__crocus on February 24th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
Hahaha I know right?!

I was wondering as I watched this if the dogs would then be able to think of these things to do as problem-solving devices. Learning a trick is one thing (as we all learn from school), but learning where to actually apply it is another. I know that crows and other birds like that can actually problem-solve...I wonder how many dogs who learn tricks like this can actually use them to solve problems!

(I have the distinct feeling that my dog would not...)
woldywoldy on February 24th, 2011 10:54 am (UTC)
GOMY / GMOF day is an excellent idea - go you for getting stuff done. I should follow your example :-)
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Keys.cranky__crocus on February 24th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
It was a pretty good thing for me to do! I didn't get as much done as I had hoped - I wanted to get some university work done - but I did get to catch up on some things in life, and that made me feel better. I hate feeling behind on communities and with correspondence.

Good luck with your own GMOF day, if you do one soon! :D
CaroRulescarorules on February 24th, 2011 01:28 pm (UTC)
Aww! the dog washing the window with his lil mitts haha so cute
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Kiwi Crocus: Women || Black hair boots cat.cranky__crocus on March 8th, 2011 01:00 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it! :D I think if I were ever to do any sort of training, I'd go for clicker training too. (:

Yes, this video definitely has all the makings for 'too adorable for words!' :Þ
101mutts: brown dog101mutts on February 25th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
I love Heather and Jesse! What I find impressive is not the tricks themselves but the shear number of tricks he can do!

It takes me several weeks to a few months to teach Tom anything well. We're currently working on "pickpocket". :P He's totally able to steal money from a back pocket but isn't the least bit discreet about it.