Letters from the Front Line:UrbanCollieChick: Great intro. Your points on people buying prospects and then dumping them as they get HD or what have you, remind me of the story behind my kelpie. His dam owner is a known breeder in America, and when he was born, he...Christopher: I don’t hold any animus toward homosexuals or homosexuality, I don’t think it’s a sin, and yet I think that Ellen is horribly capricious in the amount and nature of the animals she adopts and then dumps....Kathleen Donnafield: Your right to dislike homosexuality is your business and it is the right of everyone with opposing views to out you for your bigoted comments. Having said that, this is about a woman who has shown incredible...Anton: Not sure how that happend but it has a nicer ending second time around. Think I hit “previous page” to edit…..did a double take insteadAnton: Degenerate (sic), Im not the only one too easy by far I’m sure. Anyway she sounds like she has some kind of compulsive obsessive disorder, or is bipolar…..something causing her to do things she shouldn’t then...Anton: Rats had never much interested me alive, until one morning I woke up and looked out the window and saw five extremely large pretty rats that seemed to be playing in the wisteria. I keep love birds a nod to my colonial african...Christopher: > Pet breeders changed this. I know, I was on the forefront of one of the most challenging varieties – furless. This is very much like dog breeding culture: find a unique strain and turn it into its own breed. In general...Theophanes: I came across this randomly but being as I started in rodent breeding I feel I need to say something. First of all I despise show breeding in dogs – this is what caused the creation of flat-faced bow-legged bulldogs...Anton: Yes interesting questions. It used to frustrate me seeing a dog go into such extreme angst, but even more so before there was even sign of a storm in the sky. He would start circling panting and shivering following my every step....Anton: Thanks.Lesli Kathman: Thank you, Richard. It took me too long, back when this conversation was on-going, to realize that was likely the case. Because my own work involves writing for an audience that is not necessarily well-versed in genetics...
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