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Topic: Apologies to all (4 msgs / 94 lines)
1) From: Ed Needham
I've always thought it was unfortunate that female dogs are called either
'dam' or 'bitch' among breeders or trainers, when male dogs are called 'sire'
or 'stud' .  It is obvious that Cathy is a bit more zealous about her
dogs, and the lhasa-apso breed in particular, than most, and I can see how
the 'alpha bitch' moniker probably seemed like a great idea to her, coming
from a zealous perspective.  I'm sure it would fit in really well among other
dog fanciers, but in a coffee homeroast group, it probably has had a tendency
to taint the good image she has consistently put forth, at least from the
posts I've seen.  I could start calling myself "The Roaster from the Dark
Side" and probably also affect the way I am perceived by the group, but text
based communication is just too easy to mess up.  Things we say flippantly to
each other in face to face communication can 'easily' be misconstrued in
text.  Smileys and emoticons can sometimes show the intent of a pun or jibe,
but sometimes it is misinterpreted, no matter what.
I hope you have thick skin Cathy, and don't take 'permanent' offense at these
two crabby old men and their intimidation by a smart, successful female
doctor.
Truly, I enjoy your posts and insights, and feel you add a lot to the group.
Ed Needham
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2) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
We love dogs, and "Alpha bitch" sounds like a big compliment to my ears.
We sincerely love our beautiful bitch Alenka, who is a Cesky Terrier member
of our family. See www.ceskyterrier.org for more information on that breed.
Alenka wants to do everything our family does. However, coffee is not good
for dogs. Thus, we must be very careful not to leave a cup of coffee
unattended on a table, or she would climb on the cable and drink it. As we
pay so much attention to coffee beans, she is excited about the beans, too.
We must be careful that not a single bean of green or roasted coffee drops
on the floor.  When she was a puppy, she chew a big hole in the five pound
bag of green coffee - fortunately, we discovered what she is doing before
she ate any.
Cheers, Lubos and Irene, the top dog and bitch in our family (we hope).
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3) From: Rick Farris
Ed wrote:
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Err...Ed...I think you missed the point.  The term 'bitch' was used to
describe a female canine long before it came into common use as a derogatory
word.  If female canines had been called 'flower,' then today, 'flower'
would hold the same negative connotations that 'bitch' does.
-- Rick
P.S. And it's not 'dam,' or even 'damn.'  It's 'dame.'
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4) From: C.M. Alpha
Ed Needham wrote:
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I have always been dismayed at the reaction of people to a perfectly good name
for a high class lady dog.  
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Sheesh, you guys are easily rattled.  You should see some of the other lists I
participate on!  And I thought all that caffeine would make this crowd sort of
rowdy!
 
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Thanks, Ed
For the conservation of the Tibetan Lhasa Apso,
Regards, Cathy http://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast">http://www.lhasa-apso.orghomeroast mailing listhttp://lists.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroast


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