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Are West Highland Terriers the Right Dogs for You?

You can look at west highland terriers and know if it is the right size for your yard, home, or lifestyle, but a little more in-depth knowledge is necessary to determine if westies have the personality for you. Westie terriers are exuberant little dogs, but owners do report that they are usually content to lie at their side throughout the day. However, once they are let outside, westies will want to run and jump and play. Like any dog, they require outside playtime every day. Westies are not dogs that perform well when left alone all day. Some people describe them as obstinate and naughty. This is a trait of many terrier breeds, but westies dogs usually have it to a lesser degree. They are very independent, but they are also intelligent and easy to train if they handled in a firm, consistent way. Westie terriers are considered easy to housetrain, because of their natural desire to remain clean. Most are not described as cuddlers. They are not lap dogs. However, they are extremely companionable, and want to be with you no matter what you do. You can take westie dogs just about anywhere that dogs are allowed to go. They will bark to announce that a stranger is approaching. They make good guard dogs. They can be trained not to bark, or to bark once and then stop....

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Furniture Removal Tips to Save Money

Any furniture removal can be an intimidating process no matter what the location of your new home or office. If moving interstate, the need to figure out how interstate back loading works and whether or not you should backload is crucial for a successful interstate move.  The most important thing to do is to plan everything ahead of time and to get the right information from qualified professionals. Time is money and making the time to map out how you’ll spend your money will mean bigger savings.   This list contains some money saving moving tips that you might consider when undertaking a furniture removal:   Make a Budget and Don’t Deviate    It is absolutely essential to stick to a budget once you have itemized all your expenses. Write down a list of predictable expenditures such as packing supplies, professional movers, takeout food, hotel stays, fuel, etc. Include a buffer in your budget so that if unforeseen expenditures arise, you’ll be prepared.  Employ Professional Furniture Removalists  Interview several removalists and get quotes. Moving expenses are normally calculated depending on the volume or the number of rooms, the distance between the two start and end locations, efforts exerted in packing as well as access, and the time of year. Peak moving times include the summer, weekends, and holidays so they will cost you more than if you were to...

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Local Bass Fishing

If you are like me, you love to fish at the drop of a hat. While I do plan fishing trips, I also like to go on a whim. Sometimes the urge strikes out of now and I get up and go right now. Or, maybe I want to stop on the way home from work (or go instead of work like any bass fisherman worth his salt would do). But then again, living in the city, there are not many places I can get to quickly enough to accommodate this habit. Most of the lakes in my area are over an hour's drive away, which is reasonable unless you are in a hurry. After being frustrated by this, I decided to start a campaign to help scratch the itch a little bit. Talking to people did not help much because very few of them were privy to any local fishing holes. So I turned to the Internet. Bingo. I discovered a bunch of local parks that had ponds in them stocked with largemouth bass and catfish. So with that information and the help of Yahoo maps, I set out to learn every fishing hole in every local park that I could find. I'm still working on it. While this was a sacrifice from actually heading out to the lake, this did help scratch the itch somewhat. Some of...

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Religion: Some Random Observations

Sometimes you have a new thought, an idea, or eureka moment, but it’s not gutsy enough to expand into a reasonable length article or essay. So, here’s a potpourri of irreligious thoughts that won’t exactly put me in a favourable light with any deities (if any) that are too good not to record, but with not enough meat available to flesh out. # We have probably all seen videos of evangelical or fundamentalist prayer, revivalist, etc., etc. meetings. Now I assume that God, assuming a God of course in the first place, has 20/20 hearing. So why is it necessary for all and sundry leading these meetings to scream their bloody fool heads off? Who are they really trying to impress by risking not only laryngitis but their vocal cords? I mean it’s not small and normal “hallelujah, praise the Lord!” but “HALLELUJAH, PRAISE THE LORD!!!” only in even larger type than this. # Is it my imagination or have I noticed that the extreme religious right wing, those vehemently anti gay, anti same-sex marriage, anti abortion, anti national health care, anti environmentalism (i.e. – climate change), anti gay-adoption, always happy to attack non-religious institution and people for their bucketing or ignoring of Biblical teachings, are absolutely silent when it comes to giving a thumbs down on the child sex abuse issue by various religious institutions and personnel. Any...

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