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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    When I was very young, my mother would attach my brother’s harness to the clothes line while she did work in the yard.

    This gave him some mobility, albeit mostly in one dimension.
    I read an article on line about a dog that was tethered in that fashion to give her more freedom. The owner felt safe leaving her there while he went back in the house to do chores. After about 30 minutes the owner looked out a window and the dog was gone. He rushed outside to look for her and noticed the lead ran up ... into a tree ... where the dog had climbed.
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    Ever since I saw this picture, it's the first thing that comes to mind whenever I hear or read about kids on harnesses:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    I've long been puzzled that small kids aren't put on leashes more often. It would provide them more freedom and be easier for the parent than holding by the hand.
    Simon had a backpack that had a leash attached to it. The leash was too short--Graham practically had to bend over to properly hold him by it, if it was attached on the bottom of the backpack as designed. He kept joking he was going to replace it with one of those dog leashes that snaps back when you push the button. As for Irene, well, I'll look for something for her with a long enough leash.
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    I remember some citizen complaining about treating children like dogs in this regard, and how awful it looked.

    Several parents responded, pointed out how this could very well save the kids' lives, e.g. keeping them out of traffic mishaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    I remember some citizen complaining about treating children like dogs in this regard, and how awful it looked.

    Several parents responded, pointed out how this could very well save the kids' lives, e.g. keeping them out of traffic mishaps.
    Well, if you're going to "treat them like dogs" then train them that way as well. Come. Stay. Sit. Off. And, most important, Leave It.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    And, most important, Leave It.
    As a moderator, I've wanted to teach that command to certain members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    As a moderator, I've wanted to teach that command to certain members.
    And as a recently minted moderator (doh!) admin, itís occurred to me to train a certain moderator...at least where bad puns are concerned. <smirk>

    Speaking of dogs, Iíve begun applying finish to Krogerís urn box. Itís the most tedious part of the process but itís the last part. I guess this qualifies for the ďhappyĒ thread because, although itís been a sad task, Iím happy to send him off in style and with love, by doing something I love.
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    Got a Christmas card from one of the regular customers at the auction with a gift card. Same person as last year, I often end up take stuff out to her car for her.
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    My teacher liked my final project so much she added points to other assignments. Whew! 98.9% average. I'll take it.
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    Good to hear.
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    John Cleese will be in the maritimes next may doing a comedy tour.
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    I have a good-bad idea running through my head. I have ten page paper to write. I'm tempted to spend 9.75 pages reviewing the credentials of the authors of the papers I have read and summing the whole thing up in a stranger version of "Never Going to Give You Up".
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    Don't rick roll the professor.
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    I wrote about Dr. Seuss for this coming Saturday's Attention Must Be Paid column and did the whole thing in rhyme. I then had to take a break before working on my piece about The Black Hole for Friday's Disney Byways to stop myself from doing the same with it. So believe me, I understand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    I wrote about Dr. Seuss for this coming Saturday's Attention Must Be Paid column and did the whole thing in rhyme. I then had to take a break before working on my piece about The Black Hole for Friday's Disney Byways to stop myself from doing the same with it. So believe me, I understand.
    I think you should have done those in rhyme as well.

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    Trivial (or not so trivial) stuff that makes you happy.

    I think I may start a "Proof I live in the Future" thread.

    A large airport is close to my office, just over a small hill.
    This afternoon, I noticed a helicopter that appeared to be hovering over the runway, but no other air traffic.

    While standing at my office window, I opened an air traffic tracking app on my phone, identified the helicopter as belonging to a local TV station (including seeing its photograph), and received a video feed from the helicopter via the station's website.
    From the feed, I could watch workers repairing a runway light in extreme detail. I could even tell if the electrician was tightening or loosening bolts with his socket wrench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    I think I may start a "Proof I live in the Future" thread.
    Do it now. You win.
    There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
    ó Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi (1883)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Do it now. You win.
    Done, with a slightly different title:
    https://forum.cosmoquest.org/showthr...87#post2469787
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