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Re: Pets in law school

Postby northwood » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:28 am

I like the picture of the cats on the fridge, when the real deal holyfield cats are being photographed.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby bk1 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:49 pm

Dippy wrote:this is what you need

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Orange liqueur?

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby Dippy » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:11 pm

bk1 wrote:
Dippy wrote:this is what you need

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Orange liqueur?


I don't skimp on my margaritas.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby sarahh » Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:47 pm

northwood wrote:I like the picture of the cats on the fridge, when the real deal holyfield cats are being photographed.


You need to put this picture on your fridge and take another picture.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby alirod12 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:41 pm

I have a working line (which means high energy/drive) German Shepherd who is 18 months. Having a dog is amazing. It honestly is not hard work at all.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby Marionberry » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:11 pm

alirod12 wrote:I have a working line (which means high energy/drive) German Shepherd who is 18 months. Having a dog is amazing. It honestly is not hard work at all.


This is possibly the least responsible advice you could give to someone who is considering getting a dog before law school.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:52 pm

Marionberry wrote:
alirod12 wrote:I have a working line (which means high energy/drive) German Shepherd who is 18 months. Having a dog is amazing. It honestly is not hard work at all.


This is possibly the least responsible advice you could give to someone who is considering getting a dog before law school.


+1 Or to someone who is considering getting a dog at all.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby alirod12 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:18 pm

bk1 wrote:
Marionberry wrote:
alirod12 wrote:I have a working line (which means high energy/drive) German Shepherd who is 18 months. Having a dog is amazing. It honestly is not hard work at all.


This is possibly the least responsible advice you could give to someone who is considering getting a dog before law school.


+1 Or to someone who is considering getting a dog at all.


Why so? I'm being totally serious. It depends how much you love dogs, and how much of a priority it is to your life. I don't prioritize going out to keg parties.

Not really sure how this is irresponsible.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby bk1 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:25 pm

alirod12 wrote:Why so? I'm being totally serious. It depends how much you love dogs, and how much of a priority it is to your life. I don't prioritize going out to keg parties.

Not really sure how this is irresponsible.


To tell someone that having a dog is "not hard work at all" is incredibly misleading.

It's irresponsible because you imply to people that dogs are easy to take care of. These people then may get dogs thinking that it will be easy and when they are shocked by the amount of work to be done the animal is then abandoned or put in a shelter or the human keeps it and is miserable.

Other people are not you. When you formulate advice it is pretty obvious that you need to understand that concept before recommending them something.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby Marionberry » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:37 pm

Also, to say that having a dog is "not hard work" could potentially lead someone to believe that having a dog is not time consuming and often inconvenient, two characteristics people often associate with "hard work". While I certainly understand that it's a decision you're satisfied with, and that you don't regret it, if you have large breed German Shephard and it's not time consuming and at times difficult, then you're doing it wrong or you don't have any other financial or time constraints.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby alirod12 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:33 pm

Marionberry wrote:Also, to say that having a dog is "not hard work" could potentially lead someone to believe that having a dog is not time consuming and often inconvenient, two characteristics people often associate with "hard work". While I certainly understand that it's a decision you're satisfied with, and that you don't regret it, if you have large breed German Shephard and it's not time consuming and at times difficult, then you're doing it wrong or you don't have any other financial or time constraints.



Please focus on my post above where I discussed "priorities".

If you're doing something you love, then you don't consider it "hard work". Without trying to be a total ass, which I'm sure I'll come across as, I don't know how you guys got into law school with such an inability to read btw the lines and comprehend what I'm trying to say.

If these people are going to law school and don't understand what goes into having a dog, then they need to reconsider their decisions.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:01 pm

alirod12 wrote:Please focus on my post above where I discussed "priorities".

If you're doing something you love, then you don't consider it "hard work". Without trying to be a total ass, which I'm sure I'll come across as, I don't know how you guys got into law school with such an inability to read btw the lines and comprehend what I'm trying to say.

If these people are going to law school and don't understand what goes into having a dog, then they need to reconsider their decisions.


Are you fucking dumb? This is exactly what you said:

alirod12 wrote:I have a working line (which means high energy/drive) German Shepherd who is 18 months. Having a dog is amazing. It honestly is not hard work at all.


Now if you had said:

If you truly love taking care of dog - including taking it on walks, making sure it is not left alone for too long, picking up its poop, etc - then it really isn't hard work at all.


Then I might agree with you. But you didn't. You simply said "dogs are easy to take care of," which is irresponsible advice to give to people considering adopting a dog.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby alirod12 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:08 pm

bk1 wrote:
alirod12 wrote:Please focus on my post above where I discussed "priorities".

If you're doing something you love, then you don't consider it "hard work". Without trying to be a total ass, which I'm sure I'll come across as, I don't know how you guys got into law school with such an inability to read btw the lines and comprehend what I'm trying to say.

If these people are going to law school and don't understand what goes into having a dog, then they need to reconsider their decisions.


Are you fucking dumb? This is exactly what you said:

alirod12 wrote:I have a working line (which means high energy/drive) German Shepherd who is 18 months. Having a dog is amazing. It honestly is not hard work at all.


Now if you had said:

If you truly love taking care of dog - including taking it on walks, making sure it is not left alone for too long, picking up its poop, etc - then it really isn't hard work at all.


Then I might agree with you. But you didn't. You simply said "dogs are easy to take care of," which is irresponsible advice to give to people considering adopting a dog.



Still no focusing on the abovementioned "priorities" post. Again, reading comprehension fail!

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:09 pm

alirod12 wrote:Still no focusing on the abovementioned "priorities" post. Again, reading comprehension fail!


Yes, I too can say something stupid and then amend it so that it is no longer stupid.

The fact remains, your original advice (which remains unedited) is irresponsible.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby alirod12 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:17 pm

bk1 wrote:
alirod12 wrote:Still no focusing on the abovementioned "priorities" post. Again, reading comprehension fail!


Yes, I too can say something stupid and then amend it so that it is no longer stupid.

The fact remains, your original advice (which remains unedited) is irresponsible.


Again, I have not amended anything. I added to it to clarify. In a separate post.

I'd love to see your LSAT reading comp score. Although I bet there isn't a chance in hell you'd post it.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:20 pm

alirod12 wrote:Again, I have not amended anything. I added to it to clarify. In a separate post.

I'd love to see your LSAT reading comp score. Although I bet there isn't a chance in hell you'd post it.


I scored a 164 on the LSAT. What do you care?

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby alirod12 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:22 pm

bk1 wrote:
alirod12 wrote:Again, I have not amended anything. I added to it to clarify. In a separate post.

I'd love to see your LSAT reading comp score. Although I bet there isn't a chance in hell you'd post it.


I scored a 164 on the LSAT. What do you care?


3rd reading comp fail. I asked for your reading comp score.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:37 pm

alirod12 wrote:3rd reading comp fail. I asked for your reading comp score.


I'm embarrassed by it. If it wasn't for reading comp I would have scored a 180. :(

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby czelede » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:39 pm

alirod12 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
alirod12 wrote:Still no focusing on the abovementioned "priorities" post. Again, reading comprehension fail!


Yes, I too can say something stupid and then amend it so that it is no longer stupid.

The fact remains, your original advice (which remains unedited) is irresponsible.


Again, I have not amended anything. I added to it to clarify. In a separate post.

I'd love to see your LSAT reading comp score. Although I bet there isn't a chance in hell you'd post it.


For the large majority of the population, having to make a commitment to your priorities and having to make serious sacrifices to keep that commitment != "not hard at all". To say it isn't work is a complete misrepresentation. This isn't about having priorities, it's about the fact that making sacrifices for your priorities REQUIRES work, and if you can't make those sacrifices you shouldn't have a dog - so why would you tell people that it ISN'T work? Training it and socializing it aside, the simple fact is that your dog needs to be exercised and walked regardless of your happy hour/social networking event, sinus infection, sleep deprivation, finals, or three straight days of subzero ice-rain. They are 100% worth it, but it's not always easy. And not every dog is going to be as easy to take care of as the next one. Your advice is both wrong and perfectly embodies the mindset of thousands of owners that end up giving up their dog when, a year later, it was just too hard to maintain those priorities.

But if you'd like to settle this argument by whipping it out over reading comprehension, I'll go get my ruler and we can see whose number is bigger.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby Marionberry » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:42 pm

czelede wrote:
alirod12 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
alirod12 wrote:Still no focusing on the abovementioned "priorities" post. Again, reading comprehension fail!


Yes, I too can say something stupid and then amend it so that it is no longer stupid.

The fact remains, your original advice (which remains unedited) is irresponsible.


Again, I have not amended anything. I added to it to clarify. In a separate post.

I'd love to see your LSAT reading comp score. Although I bet there isn't a chance in hell you'd post it.


For the large majority of the population, having to make a commitment to your priorities and having to make serious sacrifices to keep that commitment != "not hard at all". To say it isn't work is a complete misrepresentation. This isn't about having priorities, it's about the fact that making sacrifices for your priorities REQUIRES work, and if you can't make those sacrifices you shouldn't have a dog - so why would you tell people that it ISN'T work? Training it and socializing it aside, the simple fact is that your dog needs to be exercised and walked regardless of your happy hour/social networking event, sinus infection, sleep deprivation, finals, or three straight days of subzero ice-rain. They are 100% worth it, but it's not always easy. And not every dog is going to be as easy to take care of as the next one. Your advice is both wrong and perfectly embodies the mindset of thousands of owners that end up giving up their dog when, a year later, it was just too hard to maintain those priorities.

But if you'd like to settle this argument by whipping it out over reading comprehension, I'll go get my ruler and we can see whose number is bigger.


I thought you were a dude for a long time, I think because you had a dude in your 'tar. But +1.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby mhd08 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:03 pm

Getting back on topic... I'm a 1L with a cat and it honestly hasn't been that hard. If you want a pet but don't want the responsibility of a dog, I think a cat is 100% the way to go. Unless you want a little lap dog... and at that point, why have a dog? The only thing my cat requires every day is that I feed him once in the morning and once at night, and give him fresh water once a day. It's great because I don't ever have to come home in the middle of the day to feed him, I just do it before and after class. You get used to changing litter real fast, and it's much easier than having to take a dog out multiple times a day. Cats pretty much take care of themselves otherwise. Of course you have to think about vet bills, and even those are only expensive when they're kittens b/c of shots, getting them spayed/neutered, etc. I take my cat to the vet twice a year unless he's sick, which has only happened once. I'm also able to take my cat home with me over breaks which is helpful. Make sure your parents would be ok with that, otherwise you'll be spending money on a cat sitter.

Like others have said, my cat keeps me sane and makes me laugh. As far as exercise, I don't even have to do anything b/c I got him a laser pointer which is the greatest thing you can ever get your cat. He cuddles with me every day, keeps me company while I read (I study at home), and I don't know what I would do without him. My point is that cats are wonderful if you're not up for a dog and I highly recommend one. Good luck! :D

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby alirod12 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:10 pm

czelede wrote:
alirod12 wrote:
bk1 wrote:
alirod12 wrote:Still no focusing on the abovementioned "priorities" post. Again, reading comprehension fail!


Yes, I too can say something stupid and then amend it so that it is no longer stupid.

The fact remains, your original advice (which remains unedited) is irresponsible.


Again, I have not amended anything. I added to it to clarify. In a separate post.

I'd love to see your LSAT reading comp score. Although I bet there isn't a chance in hell you'd post it.


For the large majority of the population, having to make a commitment to your priorities and having to make serious sacrifices to keep that commitment != "not hard at all". To say it isn't work is a complete misrepresentation. This isn't about having priorities, it's about the fact that making sacrifices for your priorities REQUIRES work, and if you can't make those sacrifices you shouldn't have a dog - so why would you tell people that it ISN'T work? Training it and socializing it aside, the simple fact is that your dog needs to be exercised and walked regardless of your happy hour/social networking event, sinus infection, sleep deprivation, finals, or three straight days of subzero ice-rain. They are 100% worth it, but it's not always easy. And not every dog is going to be as easy to take care of as the next one. Your advice is both wrong and perfectly embodies the mindset of thousands of owners that end up giving up their dog when, a year later, it was just too hard to maintain those priorities.

But if you'd like to settle this argument by whipping it out over reading comprehension, I'll go get my ruler and we can see whose number is bigger.


This post is about having a dog in law school, not having a dog in general. So if people are asking about whether it is hard to have a dog in law school, they have already considered having a dog outside of it, and most likely understand what goes into it.

I'm not sure how my advice embodies the mindset of owners who give up their dogs. This site is about opinions, and when I say "it's not hard work at all", that is clearly my opinion, and I did not present it as a fact. My dog is in peak condition. He runs or swims or plays with other dogs mutliple times a day, every day. He is fully intact, but perfectly socialized. He is fully obedience trained, on and off leash, with perfect recall and a Schutzund heel to finish. He is a fed on a diet of grain free kibble mixed with raw meat, raw eggs, vegetables, cottage cheese, and pureed pumpkin (for those who can't read between the lines, a "time-consuming" diet). I'm not the type of owner who chucks a dog in a backyard for 18 hours a day and calls it easy. Like people often say, if you love what you do, it isn't work.



Again, this I why I mentioned "priorities" in my subsequent post. I wasn't on here posting "OMGOMGOMG def get a dog OMGOMGOMG." My biggest problem on this forum is that the "Top Law Schools" doesn't imply "Top Law Students".

And yeah, feel free to get out that ruler. Unless you got -0, you won't out measure me.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby Marionberry » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:15 pm

So what did you make on the LSAT? Was it high?

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby bk1 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:17 pm

alirod12 wrote:This post is about having a dog in law school, not having a dog in general. So if people are asking about whether it is hard to have a dog in law school, they have already considered having a dog outside of it, and most likely understand what goes into it.

I'm not sure how my advice embodies the mindset of owners who give up their dogs. This site is about opinions, and when I say "it's not hard work at all", that is clearly my opinion, and I did not present it as a fact. My dog is in peak condition. He runs or swims or plays with other dogs mutliple times a day, every day. He is fully intact, but perfectly socialized. He is fully obedience trained, on and off leash, with perfect recall and a Schutzund heel to finish. He is a fed on a diet of grain free kibble mixed with raw meat, raw eggs, vegetables, cottage cheese, and pureed pumpkin (for those who can't read between the lines, a "time-consuming" diet). I'm not the type of owner who chucks a dog in a backyard for 18 hours a day and calls it easy. Like people often say, if you love what you do, it isn't work.



Again, this I why I mentioned "priorities" in my subsequent post. I wasn't on here posting "OMGOMGOMG def get a dog OMGOMGOMG." My biggest problem on this forum is that the "Top Law Schools" doesn't imply "Top Law Students".

And yeah, feel free to get out that ruler. Unless you got -0, you won't out measure me.


Your inability to backtrack from an incorrect statement is simply mindboggling. How is it not obvious to you that your advice was inappropriate to give to the vast majority of people who are considering getting a dog, whether or not they are in law school?

You really think that most people who have considered a dog truly understand the kind of work that goes into taking care of one? This is one of the grossest overestimations of human beings that I have ever seen.

Also, I didn't know penises came in the -0 size.

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Re: Pets in law school

Postby Marionberry » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:19 pm

bk1 wrote:
alirod12 wrote:This post is about having a dog in law school, not having a dog in general. So if people are asking about whether it is hard to have a dog in law school, they have already considered having a dog outside of it, and most likely understand what goes into it.

I'm not sure how my advice embodies the mindset of owners who give up their dogs. This site is about opinions, and when I say "it's not hard work at all", that is clearly my opinion, and I did not present it as a fact. My dog is in peak condition. He runs or swims or plays with other dogs mutliple times a day, every day. He is fully intact, but perfectly socialized. He is fully obedience trained, on and off leash, with perfect recall and a Schutzund heel to finish. He is a fed on a diet of grain free kibble mixed with raw meat, raw eggs, vegetables, cottage cheese, and pureed pumpkin (for those who can't read between the lines, a "time-consuming" diet). I'm not the type of owner who chucks a dog in a backyard for 18 hours a day and calls it easy. Like people often say, if you love what you do, it isn't work.



Again, this I why I mentioned "priorities" in my subsequent post. I wasn't on here posting "OMGOMGOMG def get a dog OMGOMGOMG." My biggest problem on this forum is that the "Top Law Schools" doesn't imply "Top Law Students".

And yeah, feel free to get out that ruler. Unless you got -0, you won't out measure me.


Your inability to backtrack from an incorrect statement is simply mindboggling. How is it not obvious to you that your advice was inappropriate to give to the vast majority of people who are considering getting a dog, whether or not they are in law school?

You really think that most people who have considered a dog truly understand the kind of work that goes into taking care of one? This is one of the grossest overestimations of human beings that I have ever seen.

Also, I didn't know penises came in the -0 size.


Bro, I don't think you read their post. They didn't miss any questions on RC.




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