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  • DParker's Avatar
    9 Minutes Ago
    Thanks all...and I apologize if this came across as a cheap plea for sympathy (though that's appreciated anyway), because what prompted me to share it was that I was truly struck by just how much harder I took this one than I have any other in the past. Yes, she was a great dog...intelligent, loyal, loving and very protective of our home and everyone in it. But so were several of my previous dogs, including the one we had to put down nearly 12 years ago. I was deeply attached to all of them. But for some reason, losing Mia (the pampered princess in the photo) was more of a punch in the gut than was losing any of the others, even though we've been preparing for it for well over a month now. Why? Well, I'm no Sigmund Fraud, and I didn"t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I suspect it's one of the effects of "empty nest" syndrome. I'll just repeat what I already told someone in a PM: Then again, maybe I'm just becoming a big baby in my old age.
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  • Jon's Avatar
    1 Hour Ago
    Just letting you know, this post is PURE GOLD and possibly the best post of all time.
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  • Jon's Avatar
    2 Hours Ago
    No doubt, one of the hardest things a man has to do. Sorry brother, I'm betting that there was a GREAT dog and a best friend.
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  • billy b's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    For me it's one of the hardest things I have ever done.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Wish it wasn't so.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    I don't know if it would be a good thing if it got easier. I wish it did, though.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    In case anyone was wonder whether they should spend their Yankee dollars on some American "Oktoberfest" beers, here are two I've had recently. I think you could keep your money in your pocket in the case of Sam Adams' Oktoberfest (Märzen) which just had a weird flavor that wasn't particularly pleasant. It wasn't bad, just meh. I expected better from Sam Adams. I'll give it a 5.5. These guys will describe what's going on with the beer better than I can: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/samuel-adams-octoberfest/167/ A full step up is Sierra Nevada's Miltenbeger Oktoberfest Märzen, which means I'm giving it a 6.5. I might try it again to see if I'm being a little harsh there, but only if it's on deep discount. It's a very decent beer but not a premium beer. I did have a distinct flashback to drinking German beer in Germany during one mug early on in the taste-test process, and that has to count for something. Here's what the experts have to say: https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sierra-nevada--miltenberger-oktoberfest-2017/535171/
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  • DParker's Avatar
    12 Hours Ago
    ...usually more than one at a time. Over the course of my life I've had 13 dogs, just counting the ones I or my family kept long-term, and not counting the litters of pups we gave away. A few cats, too (also fish, rats and a Shetland pony). I lost one dog when she escaped from the backyard and ran in front of a car, but all the rest...save for the one we currently still have, lived full lives until old age and infirmity overtook them, and it became time to end their suffering. That's a lot of experience with that particular eventuality, and you'd think that after a half century of of dealing with it...it would get a little easier to handle when the time comes. It doesn't.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    Always with the negative waves! :-)
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  • DParker's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Well...what else was I gonna' do with this monkey wrench?
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    I was hoping for a minor victory for the forum ... Thanks a lot, pal!
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  • DParker's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Not for those of us who have our forums settings configured to display 30 posts / page. What about us? Huh?! :tap:
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  • JGB Ohio's Avatar
    18 Hours Ago
    Its easier to get my wife to give me some lovin than it is to get a conversation going here....and thats not an invite for you to try and sweet talk my old lady!
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    You, sir, win some sort of prize ... You have gotten us to 100 pages for this thread, which I think is some kind of HuntingCountry record! :ach:
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  • JGB Ohio's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    This whole thing is infuriating to watch. Entitlement culture knows no age limits.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    19 Hours Ago
    LOL ... One of my favorite parts of the series is where the old guy argues that tearing down the ladder was no big deal (he claims his clan didn't do it) because he saw the other hunter manage to get in the stand without it ... :ek:
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  • DParker's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    Like dumbass father like dumbass son. Yet another data point in support of the hypothesis that there's a genetic component to being an ignorant douchebag with an entitlement mentality.
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  • DParker's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    If he'd been hit with a shot of pepper spray he'd have been doing a lot of wiping of his face and eyes, even with the glasses...not to mention issuing a liberal dose of profanities, I would think. Wiping down his rifle barrel would have been the last of his concerns.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    I think this gets mentioned in the video above, but the reasoning of the guys on camera as they're trying to sort out their problems is "First come, first served. We've been here since '59." No lie. That's an actual quote from Video One. Catch it here, starting at 8:15: -----LMAO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSBPsMCmMJA
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    Ah, I did see that and wondered what it was. That would explain why he didn't get out of there then.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    It was something rigged to an airbag device. I think you can see the paint container (a bag of some type?) swinging in the video after it explodes.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    "Down goes Frazier, Down goes Frazier". LOL! Music was a nice touch.
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    I'm not a paint baller but I figured that's what he got hit with. Seemed like a lot of paint though for a paintball.
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    Now with soothing music: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eLwUXSdkwL8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • Swamp Fox's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    LOL...Both good posts ... The guy sure isn't in a hurry to get off the property, is he? Just another minor inconvenience in the day of a crusty old fart. Wipe off and move on. :wink If I remember, both he and the property owner got citations which went away if they kept their noses clean for some period of time. I'll put this here for lack of a better place, and since we're on the subject. It does have some good laughs. Public land, Minnesooota. There's a fourth video in the series which hasn't been completed yet if I read the comments correctly. Sounds like maybe this ended up in court and we're waiting for the final edits .... LOL ...:pop: Check out videos One and Three if you have time. I only skimmed Three. It probably has some gold. But I thought this one was the most entertaining if I had to choose quickly. :wink <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TpvupD6Nsz0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • DParker's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    I'm guessing that habitual trespassers tend to not come from the rocket surgeon end of the gene pool. In any event, that seems like it was a missed opportunity to try these out: Rap4 Less Lethal Pepper Filled Balls
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  • bluecat's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    JGB, the video you sent was intriguing. If I was shot by paint, I wouldn't stop to clean off. I'd be out of there. I would look around to find the source too. If I was hit once, I could be hit again. The whole video is puzzling.
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  • JGB Ohio's Avatar
    22 Hours Ago
    Oh, the joys of aging.
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    22 Hours Ago
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  • JGB Ohio's Avatar
    23 Hours Ago
    How to deal with a frequent trespasser. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7pCILPInb4
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