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Old 05-19-2016, 09:33 AM   #71
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And by the by, DO adopt rescue dogs. I volunteer for a beagle rescue organization in Portland (I am 200 miles away in Washington) and got my current beagle from them. We flew him out from West Virginia (I think he was only passing through as he has all of his teeth).
A recurring theme of this lengthy thread has been the thoughtlessness of people.
Throughout history West Virginia has contributed more volunteers, per capita, to this nation's military. Mother's Day originated here. The first brick paved street in the U.S. Was laid in Charleston. The first Union soldier killed by enemy action in the Civil War was a West Virginian. The first municipally owned parking garage in the U.S. was in West Virginia. In 1862 the first public school operated by and for blacks was in West Virginia. In fact, the public school system employed by the entire country originated in West Virginia. The first patented soda fountain was in West Virginia. In 1928, Mrs. Harper, a member of the House of Delegates, was the first African American woman to become a member of a legislative body in the U.S.. The first 4H camp in the United States was established in West Virginia. The first electric railroad in the world was constructed in West Virginia and the stone for the Washington Monument was quarried in - you guessed it - West Virginia.
Well known people from West Virginia include General Chuck Yeager, John F. Nash, Jr., Bill Withers, Don Knotts, Pearl S. Buck, General Stonewall Jackson, Mary Lou Retton, and Steve Harvey.
In a mountainous, rural state with thousands of miles of waterways, it is challenging to provide services to our inhabitants that other "flatter" states take for granted. Yet people from around the country come to West Virginia regularly to hunt, fish, raft, hike, camp, and otherwise enjoy the recreational aspects of our geography. With all the challenges we face, the kind we don't need are the ones generated by rude, thoughtless, people that think they are being witty (but are only half right).
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:12 PM   #72
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WV is a beautiful state I drive through often. Fuel prices are highest on my trips but I cam always fill in Wytheville prior. The people are always pleasant. Charleston is a beautiful city. There is a lot of history throughout the state. In my younger days I hunted deer there. Everyone knows the portions of Rt 19 that are speed traps. If a vehicle problem on many roads the state sends someone. Had a blowout on my truck and called the non-emergency state police # and asked to have a someone sent. Was surprised to see a WV truck show up instead and a young man changed the tire (this old man is not doing that any longer). When asked what I owed he said nothing. I went to tip him and he said he could not take it. While he was putting his tools away I just happened to notice a $20 on the ground and told him if he did not pick up that litter it would blow away. On the other end, once on I-77 I was 1st behind an accident and called 911. A state trooper showed up within 10 minutes. Only minor injuries thankfully. He was the most rude and nasty SOB to those in the accident and to me and another that helped the victims before he arrived. His uniform must have been too tight in the crotch that day.


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A recurring theme of this lengthy thread has been the thoughtlessness of people.
Throughout history West Virginia has contributed more volunteers, per capita, to this nation's military. Mother's Day originated here. The first brick paved street in the U.S. Was laid in Charleston. The first Union soldier killed by enemy action in the Civil War was a West Virginian. The first municipally owned parking garage in the U.S. was in West Virginia. In 1862 the first public school operated by and for blacks was in West Virginia. In fact, the public school system employed by the entire country originated in West Virginia. The first patented soda fountain was in West Virginia. In 1928, Mrs. Harper, a member of the House of Delegates, was the first African American woman to become a member of a legislative body in the U.S.. The first 4H camp in the United States was established in West Virginia. The first electric railroad in the world was constructed in West Virginia and the stone for the Washington Monument was quarried in - you guessed it - West Virginia.
Well known people from West Virginia include General Chuck Yeager, John F. Nash, Jr., Bill Withers, Don Knotts, Pearl S. Buck, General Stonewall Jackson, Mary Lou Retton, and Steve Harvey.
In a mountainous, rural state with thousands of miles of waterways, it is challenging to provide services to our inhabitants that other "flatter" states take for granted. Yet people from around the country come to West Virginia regularly to hunt, fish, raft, hike, camp, and otherwise enjoy the recreational aspects of our geography. With all the challenges we face, the kind we don't need are the ones generated by rude, thoughtless, people that think they are being witty (but are only half right).
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Old 05-19-2016, 02:31 PM   #73
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A recurring theme of this lengthy thread has been the thoughtlessness of people.
Throughout history West Virginia has contributed more volunteers, per capita, to this nation's military. Mother's Day originated here. The first brick paved street in the U.S. Was laid in Charleston. The first Union soldier killed by enemy action in the Civil War was a West Virginian. The first municipally owned parking garage in the U.S. was in West Virginia. In 1862 the first public school operated by and for blacks was in West Virginia. In fact, the public school system employed by the entire country originated in West Virginia. The first patented soda fountain was in West Virginia. In 1928, Mrs. Harper, a member of the House of Delegates, was the first African American woman to become a member of a legislative body in the U.S.. The first 4H camp in the United States was established in West Virginia. The first electric railroad in the world was constructed in West Virginia and the stone for the Washington Monument was quarried in - you guessed it - West Virginia.
Well known people from West Virginia include General Chuck Yeager, John F. Nash, Jr., Bill Withers, Don Knotts, Pearl S. Buck, General Stonewall Jackson, Mary Lou Retton, and Steve Harvey.
In a mountainous, rural state with thousands of miles of waterways, it is challenging to provide services to our inhabitants that other "flatter" states take for granted. Yet people from around the country come to West Virginia regularly to hunt, fish, raft, hike, camp, and otherwise enjoy the recreational aspects of our geography. With all the challenges we face, the kind we don't need are the ones generated by rude, thoughtless, people that think they are being witty (but are only half right).
That is one hell of an unnecessary diatribe for a joke. Consider the idea that this type of response, and its high-horse nature, is lacking as much thought as the comment for which it was written.
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We had an absolutely horrible weekend last week I thought I’d let folks know about. I run AKC Retriever Field Trials and have 3 labs right now at home one is 13 and retired, one is 6 and competitive one is an up and comer pup. We went to a RV Park near a field trial and spent almost a week there during the week everything was great then Friday a motorhome pulled in next to us and setup. The entire time the motorhome was there two dachshunds who ran from window to window, up in the seats, across the dash of the motor home barking incessantly at any and everything they saw.

The folks who owned the motorhome spent little time there so the dogs just rampaged the entire time they were gone. We complained to the park personnel who spoke to them, we spoke to them and so did some other folks to no avail. Even when they would walk their dogs all they did was bark and be aggressive. As you can imagine my dogs have very good obedience and enjoy sitting on the patio with us in the evening while we enjoy the weather and a beverage or two , well not last weekend we spent our time inside the trailer to avoid the barking machines.

I say all this to remind myself and other folks that we have temporary neighbors and please be considerate of them. Teach your dog’s obedience and not to bark at everything. If you leave the trailer with a pet in it kennel the pet in an area where they don’t see everything going on around them. They’ll spend almost all of that time sleeping.
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why not rescue? Is it because it is easier for you to train a breeder dog ? I prefer to own rescue dogs when the only other option is to kill them . You meet the dogs first, evaluate, and accept that they are going to require time. Until they are trained, you don't take them camping ! Our rescue has no issues camping, our highly bred Plott Hound, on the other hand stays home.
The reason I suggested one person to not rescue is because he gave the rescue to a farmer who shot the dog and killed it. I told that person that rescue people are willing (most of them) to accept the rescue back to avoid it being by killed as what happen in this case.

I have nothing against rescue dogs and there are very good dogs. When you rescue one they love you for like. There are rescue dogs that are better and easier to train the purebreds. A lot of the service dogs are rescue dogs.

If you are going to have your animal traveling with you, it is up to you to keep them happy along with keeping your neighbors happy. I don't like barking dogs just like OP. Crates are a great tool. I leave the crate door open and my dog goes in there for naps and at night because she wants to. When traveling, it gives her a sense of security.
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Before I comment on this, I want to make sure you actually meant to say "Yes please do not adopt any rescue dogs."
Yes I did. The poster I was referring to gave an adopted dog to a farmer who shot it. People can always give it back to the rescue group or the pound it came from and maybe it would of found a wonderful home.
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:27 PM   #77
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well, in wrvond's defense, I am from Louisiana and live in WA state. The Southern jokes get old, old, veeerrryyy old...........
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After 2 days of barking our neighbors with 1 dog were evicted after a warning in Fl this winter.....Think they would learn
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DW and I were coming home one day and saw a dog that been dumped out, DW and I felt sorry for the dog and I brought it food the next day. I love dogs and I brought the dog home but dog would not stay home much, she liked to play with two little girls next door. Little girls Dad wanted to kill the dog so I put dog in about a 1/4 area fence. Named her Lucky, but sadly to say all she was good for was taking up space in this world. Take her out of the fence and when you called she did not know you. She would not walk on a leash, you fastened a leash to her collar and she would lay down. We kept Lucky for a long time and when she died me and DW cried. That was the last dog I'm going to cry over. That being said I don't like to hear barking dogs in the campground. Kids running through my site is another thing I don't like. At my house I have a 3,000 gallon goldfish pond that I don't want dogs in or little kids. I have good neighbors in my neighborhood. Most of the time when camping we have good neighbors but there is always a few


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Hey wrvond, being from KY isn't any better for the stupid jokes. Yes, I have shoes, all my teeth, and a full head of hair. I also lived in Beckley years ago.
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