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I never know what to say on these things! I don't think I'm like many people; however, I don't try to be different. I just happens-- for better or worse.

  • Why did my dog's personality change?

    My 5 year old medium sized mutt used to be happy-go-lucky and loved playing and being around the whole the family. He never barked at people or had problems with neighborhood dogs.

    But it seems like he woke up one morning and started barking at people walking by on the side walk--even the children he used to play with. He's become very aggressive with other dogs and has even been in bloody fights with dogs who used to play with him. Luckily, no one was seriously injured.

    He's also developed serious anxiety. Loud noises scare him all the time. Whenever there's a storm, he hyperventilates and hides, drooling all over the place. If a car backfires or someone fires a gun in the neighborhood, it's the same thing.

    He's also stopped wanting to go for walks. He used to beg for walks all day, and now we can't even get him to leave the yard.

    Is he depressed? What should I do for him? I hate seeing my boy so miserable.

    (He's been neutered for years, in case anyone was wondering about testosterone or anything like that.)

    5 AnswersDogs7 years ago
  • How do adults celebrate Easter?

    Someone asked me what my plans for Easter were. I haven't celebrated Easter since I was under 18. I'm 21 now, and they acted disturbed that I don't do anything for Easter. How do other adults celebrate Easter?

    I'm just curious.

    5 AnswersEaster7 years ago
  • What should I do if my boyfriend doesn't like my dog?

    I've been with my boyfriend for almost 3 years. Over the summer, someone abandoned a dog at my work place's parking lot. I tried to taking the dog to the shelter, but they said they were at max capacity and couldn't take him. I decided to keep him. At that point, I was living 2 hours away from my boyfriend because we went to school together, but I had moved back in with my parents for the summer.

    Well, now my boyfriend has met the dog and doesn't like him because he's a typical little dog (he's a miniature pinscher). We're supposed to move in together next year, and I fully intend on keeping my pet. My boyfriend hasn't said anything about getting rid of the dog, but I'm scared he might. I know I've been dating my boyfriend longer than I've had the dog, so it should stand to reason that the dog should go, right? But it just feels wrong. I feel like I'd be doing something so mean to the little dog by letting him lose his new home. Plus I absolutely adore the little guy. He's half of the pictures on my Instagram!

    What should I do if my boyfriend asks me to get rid of the dog, or if he wants me to pick between them?

    3 AnswersOther - Family & Relationships7 years ago
  • Should I give this gift to my boyfriend now or save it for a gift giving occasion?

    My boyfriend and I are going to a Rangers - Hurricanes game next week, and I didn't have any Rangers gear for the game so went out and I bought a shirt for the game. Well, when I went to check out, they told me they were having a buy-one-get-one-50%-off sale, and they had one left in his size so I picked one up for him, too.

    I can't decide if I should give it to him next week before we leave to go to the game or if I should save it for a gift for another gift giving occasion.

    I can give it to him now as a random surprise, for our 3 year anniversary in August, for his birthday in November, or for Christmas.

    Do you think I should give it to him now, or save it for later?

    Thanks!

  • Can you press charges against your landlord evicts you because of your religion?

    One of my friends got evicted from his apartment the other day in a way that I'm pretty sure is illegal. My friend is Muslim, and he was praying on his patio last week. (He's only lived there for two months of his 6 month lease.) A neighbor saw him and asked him about it, and he says he told them that he's Muslim and was praying to Mecca outside (since the religion encourages it). 5 days after that conversation with a neighbor, he got an eviction notice on his door. He called the landlord to find out what was going on. The landlord didn't answer his phone, so my friend left a message. The landlord called him back while he was at work and left a message saying he was removed from the building for "making people in the complex feel uncomfortable," but wouldn't say exactly how.

    We're convinced he was kicked out because the person who found out about his religion told the landlord. He's staying with me until he can get a new place, but the landlord won't give him his security deposit back and he can't afford to pay a new one to another complex.

    If he sues his former landlord for this, can he get his security deposit back? Do you think he has a case?

    6 AnswersLaw & Ethics7 years ago
  • How do you politely turn down people who invite you to their church?

    My family just moved to a small town in the southern US, and I stay there with them in the summers when I'm not at college. I keep getting invited to people's churches; by my coworkers at my summer job, our new neighbors, those people who knock on your door on Saturday morning...etc. I'm an atheist, and I really have no interest in going back to church. But I really don't want to come off as rude and just say "I'm an atheist. I don't go to church." or something like that. People in small towns get easily offended by non-conformity. I was told while walking my dog one Sunday afternoon that "Ladies ought to wear dresses on Sundays."

    So far, I've just been smiling and saying "No, thank you." or lying and saying "I'm busy." Is that the best way to handle this situation, or is there another way that will get people to stop asking without being disrespectful?

    26 AnswersReligion & Spirituality7 years ago
  • Do you worry about how your tattoos will look when you're older?

    I've always been attracted to tattoos, but I also kind of worry about being attached to something indefinitely.

    I have a lot of friends will tattoos that are cute now, but I can't help but think they're going to look stupid when they're older. One of my friends got a Hello Kitty ice cream cone on her arm a couple of years ago. She's in her mid 20s, and I always thought it adorable. But she had a baby recently, and it just seems weird seeing her as a mother with a--I really can't think of a nicer way to say this--childish tattoo like that.

    I also know another girl who for her 18th birthday got David Bowie's face from Labyrinth tattooed on her thigh. I told it was nice, but I couldn't help but wonder if she'll regret that.

    Shouldn't something like that be more meaningful? Like shouldn't it be something that will be relevant to your life forever like your child's birthday or something like that? Plus being so young, it's hard to know how you'll feel about things like that in 10 years, right?

    Hell, I'm nearly 21, and I don't even know what I want to do for a living!

    Perhaps I'm being too judgmental. I guess I can't know exactly how other people think and feel. I'd ask them specifically, but I don't want to come off as being too rude because they are people I care about. And at the end of the day, their bodies, their decisions, right? I guess I just don't understand.

    But I'd like to know from people who actually have tattoos and do understand what they think about aging with tattoos. Have you ever regretted any of your tattoos or do you think you're always going to love them?

    Thanks! And I really do apologize if this makes me seem like a total judgmental b*tch. It's just something I've been wondering about.

    7 AnswersTattoos7 years ago
  • Why does my miniature pinscher fart so much?

    I've heard other people say their Min Pins fart a lot, too, so perhaps it's a breed problem? (They ridiculously smelly!)

    My dog's a rescue. The vet guessed that he's about a year old. We feed him original Kibbles n' Bits dog food.

    Dad likes to feed him table scraps despite my objections. I thought that might have caused it, but Dad only gives him meats. I figured if table food was causing it, dairy would be the culprit.

    Any ideas?

    7 AnswersDogs7 years ago
  • What breeds of dogs would be happiest outside?

    My boyfriend and I are really wanting to get a dog. He's a little bit allergic to super furry dogs so the dog would have to be sturdy enough to stay outside most of the year (aside from super hot or cold days where he or she would definitely be brought inside).

    I know that all dogs are different, but which breeds would be generally happier to live in a yard? We have a really big backyard with a good fence. We have a pigmy goat, so the dog would need to be something that's usually okay with other animals, too.

    We were considering some sort of shepherd dog, but what are your suggestions?

    Obviously, I'm going to do a lot more research on any interesting breeds aside from Yahoo! Answers, so don't worry about that.

    I've had 3 dogs before (one big one, a small one, and a toy breed), and he's had 1. So we have some experience as dog owners.

    5 AnswersDogs7 years ago
  • Am I being treated unfairly as a roommate?

    Three people live in my house: myself and two twin sisters.

    On Halloween, I came home to a living room full of 10 people when my roommates had a get-together with their friends. They even unplugged my TV so they could hook up their HD flat screen and play video games. I didn't really care at the time.

    But today, I invited three people over for dinner and my roommates flipped a ****. One of them even supposedly had a panic attack because "the kitchen was filled with strangers!" Now they're mad at me for bringing people over without telling them.

    I feel like I'm being treated differently. It seems like they expect me to abide by unspoken rules, but they don't have to. Am I overreacting?

    3 AnswersOther - Society & Culture7 years ago
  • How long can you visit the United States without a visa?

    I've been trying to find this information on the Homeland Security website with little luck.

    I was looking at how to apply for a visa to visit New Zealand, and I found that they have a deal with a whole bunch of countries which allows visitors to stay in the country for 3 months (or 6 months if you're from the UK). I am curious about the U.S.'s policy.

    3 AnswersOther - United States7 years ago
  • What songs do you want to hear at a college party?

    I'm building a playlist for an upcoming party, and I need some ideas. Something good for getting drunk and dancing a lot. Genre doesn't matter--I'm trying to use a lot of different types of music for my friends' different tastes.

    Thanks!

    1 AnswerOther - Entertainment7 years ago
  • How long should you be sick before you visit a doctor?

    I came down with a nasty cold at the end of September--the typical post-nasal drip and chest congestion deal. It lasted really badly for about a week, and then it started to get better. I was almost 100% again, when it suddenly got bad again after I went to a party this past weekend. I've been dealing with the same symptoms since the first cold--that's nearly a month.

    Do you think I should see a doctor? I don't have health insurance, so I don't want to go if I don't need to.

    Thanks.

    1 AnswerInfectious Diseases7 years ago
  • How can I better "cope" with letting my natural hair color grow out?

    I'm a natural strawberry blonde/light auburn (depending on the season), but I had been dying my hair different colors for years. I had been dying it a darker auburn, but for some reason I had it in my mind I wanted to be blonde. I bleached my hair and loved it until a month ago. I decided to go red again. But when the girl who does my hair dyed it, she did a brown and then the auburn over it. Only my roots took the red. The ends of my hair were super light brown, and it got browner as it got closer to my roots--which were red. Unfortunately, she tried a brighter auburn on my ends it turned pinkish (my profile pic). I was okay with that, but she decided to cut about 6 inches of my hair off because she said it was too damaged to hold color. Because of that damage, my hair has faded out again already. Boo.

    I've decided not to dye it again (what's the point?) and just let it grow out again to my natural color. I've grown back an inch of hair since the big chop, but I've come to the realization that my hair is going to look increasingly odd as my natural color comes in, my dark auburn roots move down, and my brownish blondish ends move down. I've already made a trim schedule for myself (every 6-8 weeks) to cut off the ugly colors as they reach the ends and maintain my short hair until it's healthier all over again--at which point, I'll start trying to add the length back.

    So... Does anyone who has gone through this slow process have any tips on dealing with the funny looks and such people are bound to give me as my hair grows out? Is there any way (without coloring or further damaging) to make it look somewhat decent in the mean time?

    Thanks!

    PS: DON'T EVER BLEACH YOUR HAIR. It really isn't worth it... ;~;

    1 AnswerHair7 years ago
  • How would you feel if you saw someone flying another State's flag in the U.S.?

    I'm strongly considering moving to New Zealand in the next 5 to 10 years. I have a friend who lives there, and he sent me a tiny (20 x 30cm/8 x 12inch) NZ flag in the mail. I hung the flag on the front porch of my house. Someone left me a letter on my porch saying to "Take it down now because we're in America" in effect. This anonymous person also called it an Australian flag telling me that if I "was so fond of Australia, I should go back there so the real Americans could live here".

    Even though I have been thinking about moving, I was a little bit offended by this person. I took the flag down and hung in my living room out of fear the person may come back and vandalize the house (it's rented, and I don't want to have that fight with the landlord).

    Would seeing a foreign flag on someone's house bother you? Does a person's desire to move away from the U.S. disturb you?

    Following this event, I'm curious to see what others will say.

    2 AnswersOther - Politics & Government7 years ago
  • How would you feel if you saw someone flying another State's flag in the U.S.?

    I'm strongly considering moving to New Zealand in the next 5 to 10 years. I have a friend who lives there, and he sent me a tiny (20 x 30cm/8 x 12inch) NZ flag in the mail. I hung the flag on the front porch of my house. Someone left me a letter on my porch saying to "Take it down now because we're in America" in effect. This anonymous person also called it an Australian flag telling me that if I "was so fond of Australia, I should go back there so the real Americans could live here".

    Even though I have been thinking about moving, I was a little bit offended by this person. I took the flag down and hung in my living room out of fear the person may come back and vandalize the house (it's rented, and I don't want to have that fight with the landlord).

    Would seeing a foreign flag on someone's house bother you? Does a person's desire to move away from the U.S. disturb you?

    Following this event, I'm curious to see what others will say.

    4 AnswersOther - Politics & Government7 years ago
  • Should I dye my hair light brown before I dye it red?

    My hair is naturally strawberry blonde, but I've been bleaching it lighter for awhile now. I want my auburn back, but I know if I go straight for that color my hair will be crayola bright. I thought that maybe dying it a super light, warmer brown first might help the auburn maintain some brownish undertones instead of turning bright orange. Do you think that'll work?

    1 AnswerHair7 years ago
  • What are a few career options where I can work mostly alone?

    I know you have to work around or with people at some point, but what's something I can do with a BA in English where I won't be forced to work too closely with others all the time.

    These college group projects are making me hate human beings.

    1 AnswerOther - Careers & Employment7 years ago
  • Does the pizza delivery person get a portion of the extra delivery fee at all?

    My order total is $12 with the $3 delivery fee. Does the driver see any of that? I'm trying to decide how much to give the person for a tip.

    Thanks.

    5 AnswersOther - US Dining Out7 years ago
  • What do you think about atheists?

    Just curious about what people will generally say.

    18 AnswersReligion & Spirituality7 years ago