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Category Archives: Pets

PUPPY LOATHE

A nerve-wracked reader reports: We recently got some new neighbors – a gay couple and their dog.  The first thing we noticed before they even moved in is that they fixed up the house.  Great!  The second (and third, and fourth) thing we noticed is that they have a little dog who isn’t yappy necessarily, […]

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DIAMONDS IN THE STREET

From a vigilant citizen: I found a very expensive watch on the subway two days ago, and I’m not sure what I should do.  There’s an inscription – To CK Love SD, but that’s all I have to go on.  Should I put up posters?  Take out a lost and found ad? LISTEN: If you […]

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REPUJIT

Nasty. My dog eats poop she finds on the ground when we’re walking.  Today she almost knocked down an old lady wearing a colostomy bag.  What can you say? LISTEN: Rendered speechless?  I’m not surprised. To the old lady, you say “I’m so sorry.”  You may decide to keep your little coprophage on a shorter […]

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V O T I N G N I T O V

A concerned commentary: I thought this stupid blog was supposed to be about etiquette.  What’s with the voting crap? LISTEN: The real issue, my dearest friend, is that ultimately it is my blog, so if I wander around a bit, tough tits. But since you mentioned it, let me just say this: I don’t care who […]

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THE CURE FOR WHAT AILS YA

An inebriated inquiry: I have small dinners at home with some frequency – me, my partner, two close friends and then two newer friends – people we’d like to get to know and who we think everyone would get along with.  I take a great deal of care creating a new menu for each dinner, […]

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YOU’RE IN TROUBLE, TOO

Another fragrant question: What should you do when your neighbor’s dog pees on your dog while playing? LISTEN: Give it a bath?

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THERE HAS COME WINTER

A dreadful duty, detailed: I have to put my dog to sleep, and I don’t know if I can handle it.  Is it OK to ask a friend to drive me?  I know I’m going to be a mess. LISTEN: Yes.

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BANG BANG

An armed inquiry: I have several firearms in my house – two pistols, two rifles and a shotgun.  I keep them all cleaned, maintained and loaded (except for the shotgun).  Do I have an obligation to tell guests about them?  I know some people have an objection to being in a house with guns. LISTEN: […]

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OFFRIENDED

A one less friend person states: I think it’s extremely offensive to be de-friended on facebook without being told why.  Someone de-friended me, blocked me from seeing they’re on there (I know they are, because we have a mutual friend and they told me), and didn’t say a word about it. LISTEN: Your friend sounds […]

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DIRTY KITTY

An allergenic assumption: I recently took a road trip and spent several days visiting old friends.  One of them had a cat, and I’m allergic.  Before I left, I asked every person I was going to stay with about their pets, offering to stay in a hotel, and no one else had a cat so […]

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