Ashley, in a non offensive way at all, but I thought you were younger than 21 (THOUGHT NOT MUCH YOUNGER I PROMISE)
Emma don't be a wallybear! You are very pretty! Average? Pah!
RJM, don't worry about it! It's easy to confuse things over the internet, especially when I myself am being confusing
Deb, most of the hardworking students at my school are girls. I'm not saying boys are not as smart as girls, but that's just how it happens to be in my school at the moment. We had an assembly today which featured advice from Bill Gates, one part of which was 'be nice to nerds, chances are you'll be working for them one day' and while that is true, in my school most 'nerds' are girls, and since boys like girls.....well.....we don't ever have a bullying problem, let's say.
I like that you guys LIKE the number of young people on here. I all too often get spoken DOWN to, being a young(er) dog owner, by other owners who obviously feel my experience with dogs MUST, naturally, count for less than theirs.
I had kind of a bad experience the other day at a dog show. Woody went with me, and he was an absolute angel all the time, I was so proud of him for how well behaved and chilled he was. But the show had a sort of 'dog park,' enclosed area for dogs to go off lead. And Woody was playing with dogs (at one point he herded one and I called him back straight away, he uses his body to push them when he gets too overexcited and I always call him away when that happens) nicely. I was watching him and chatting to my friend at the same time. Well, this stick-possessive lab came along and growled at Woody's best buddy Milo. At first Woody was fine, but the second time the other lab had a go at Milo, unfortunately Woody put himself in the way of the lab and they went for each other. I shouted at Woody and he straight away let go of the other dog and came back to me, I put him on the lead, the other owner apologised and left. Then this woman behind me, a lot older than I, perked up, and said to me in a VERY condescending tone 'you DO know it was your Australian that started that. He was doing it to other dogs while you weren't paying any attention. Haven't you noticed that everyone else has left' and she sort of raised her eyebrows disapprovingly and left. The reason everyone had left was because it was the end of the day and everyone, including her, was leaving the park! I couldn't say anything back because that day I lost my voice from a bad cold (still sound pretty rough now lol)
Sorry to rant lol, it upset me quite a bit, and I hope I didn't describe it in a way that makes you guys think I was being irresponsible too
lol. The only time I wasn't looking at Woody was when I briefly looked away to pick up his poo! :/ And while his herding other dogs is undesirable, it never causes a problem because essentially it's just him pushing into other dogs as they run, (but like I said, I recall him when he does that anyway and then he stops doing it.)
Ah well, sometimes stereotypes can't be dodged.