July 27th, 2006

Boston's Rule

Our Community...

    Thank you for all the comments about our new look!  I loved putting the calendar pictures up there... I could look at them all day!  So you see, now we have another reason to enter the calendar contest!

On a serious note... something has been brought to my attention by a lot of members. 
Two Issues:   Work & Our Younger Audience

  • A lot of members like to look at the Boston Buddies page from work throughout the day.  Some companies have filters that will block sites if it has caught inappropriate content.  Our posts are relatively clean, however in some user icons I have noticed nudity.  Which brings me to the second one.
  • I understand this complaint completely because MY kids LOVE to look at the doggers in the community.  I am always calling them to the computer to watch Tanner and Joey have their little conversations or to look at the adorable pictures.  I have been asked if we could request our members to only use appropriate user icons.  That's not a lot to ask... putting your baby in your user icon is even more appealing because they are so adorable anyway!  If anyone needs help making one, please let me know.

Ok... enough of that!  Back to our babies!  And suggestions are always welcome, especially from DR. Stains... as he IS the authority on EVERYTHING!!!

Seal piggies

Hi Everyone,

Any idea how rare the brown and white bostons are? My husband really wants our next piggie to be brown and white, but they seem hard to come by. Any suggestions? We'd really rather rescue a dog rather than get one from a breeder. Thanks!

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Hi, everyone. Unfortunately, I don't have a Boston... anymore. My family had one for about 15 years but we recently had to have him put down due to mounting health problems including kidney disease and severe arthritis. I joined, tho, because I love Bostons and I like to see all the pictures everyone here puts up.
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Mabel Rollins Harris

Poll about Adult Boston Terriers

Hey guys. I almost never post here but I love reading about all your dogs. I've been waiting for a slow day so I could have time to create this Boston poll. I'm very curious about your dog's behaviors. I wanted it to be more than 15 questions- but that's the limit! Later I may do another poll. Hopefully you'll have fun with this! The only thing is please DON'T vote in the poll if your Boston is still a puppy. I'm trying to figure out the nature of adult Bostons that are over a year old. Also, please DO vote in the poll even if your adult Boston has passed over the rainbow bridge. If you have more than one adult Boston do the poll for each dog (if it will let you and you have time).

THANKS AND HAVE FUN!!!

Poll #779778 The big big Boston Terrier poll part 1

My Boston is a:

girl
45(47.4%)
boy
45(47.4%)

My Boston is

black and white
38(40.0%)
black
1(1.1%)
white
0(0.0%)
brindle
5(5.3%)
brown and white
4(4.2%)
black and white with a bit of brindle
41(43.2%)

My Boston's eyes are

brown/black
86(90.5%)
green
3(3.2%)
blue
2(2.1%)
blue and brown
3(3.2%)
other
0(0.0%)

My boston's behavior

calm in the house but crazy outside
24(25.5%)
calm in the house and calm outside
11(11.7%)
crazy all the time everywhere
24(25.5%)
calm outside but crazy in the house
8(8.5%)
other that I'll comment on
24(25.5%)

Intelligence: I'd say my Boston is

very smart
39(41.1%)
smart but mischievous and won't listen
35(36.8%)
moderately intelligent
10(10.5%)
slower
4(4.2%)

I trained my dog by:

rewards/praise
65(69.9%)
clicker training
0(0.0%)
dog whistle
1(1.1%)
I don't know the trainer did it
1(1.1%)
My boston isn't trained
9(9.7%)
another method I will comment about
3(3.2%)
My boston CAN'T be trained!
2(2.2%)

With other dogs my boston is:

a perfect lady/gentleman
19(20.0%)
a humper
0(0.0%)
jumps all over them like crazy
36(37.9%)
mean
14(14.7%)
submissive
10(10.5%)

My Boston is:

fixed
77(81.1%)
unfixed
9(9.5%)
unfixed because I don't feel it's needed or dog is too young
4(4.2%)
unfixed because we are planning to breed
4(4.2%)

Where did you get your Boston?

breeder- local
47(50.5%)
a breeder online
11(11.8%)
rescued
15(16.1%)
just magically showed up at my door!
1(1.1%)
pet store
11(11.8%)
friend gave him/her to me
5(5.4%)

My boston behaves

when given treats
5(5.3%)
never
1(1.1%)
always
28(29.5%)
sometimes
50(52.6%)

On the leash:

he/she pulls like crazy and can't ever get them to stop
25(26.3%)
is cool as a cucumber
14(14.7%)
cool but darts/acts crazy when he/she sees something
44(46.3%)
my boston doesn't need a leash
6(6.3%)

My Boston was trained:

by me
66(71.7%)
by a trainer
5(5.4%)
by a friend
0(0.0%)
my boston isn't trained!
12(13.0%)

When people are over:

he/she is cool
3(3.2%)
he/she jumps on them and acts crazy until they leave
16(16.8%)
he/she is crazy for a second but gets used to it
70(73.7%)

With children my Boston is:

FANTASTIC!
48(50.5%)
a terror!
4(4.2%)
ok most of the time
19(20.0%)
never around chikdren so I don't know
23(24.2%)

My Boston is good with:

cats
7(8.1%)
other dogs
24(27.9%)
birds
0(0.0%)
bunnies
0(0.0%)
horses
1(1.2%)
small rodents
0(0.0%)
reptiles
0(0.0%)
zebras
3(3.5%)
cows
0(0.0%)
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Random update from Stain central

Hey all, we have had quite a fun week here in Arizona! We had a storm, our uncle came home from his week long trip away from us, and mom got this new TV she keeps saying that she is in love with. I am sure she doesn't love that tv more than she loves me though. The lady is a little wacky sometimes, but she is by no means completely crazy.

front yard flood
So our yard looked like this...

and I looked like this...

Joey climbed right on the table and continued to be insane
ya, it was not my finest moment, but I was scared!!! I jumped right on that table and was sort of losing my mind. The power went out and there was lightning and thunder for almost 3 hours. It was definitely the worst storm I have ever been through. Doofus Face didn't even seem to notice. He said something about that place that manufactures defective doofus faced bostons, ya know Ohio. He said they had storms all the time. whatever, it was scary!!

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Me again. I just wanted to thank everyone who answered my last post and especially a huge thanks to those generous enough to want to help me buy a cuz! Today while getting some yarn, I figured I would cross over to the pet store and see for a new collar. Well guess what they had just gotten in? Cuz toys! I could not beleive my luck. No need for shipping fees! Just thought I would say a little thanks to all those who offered, I apreciate it!

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Boston's Rule

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I decided to add the 2005 Calendar pictures to the background but ran into a dilemma.
It makes the image size too large to have it load in a decent amount of time.
If you don't know about backgrounds; you can either tile your image - thus making it a smaller image with a faster load time, or you can design the entire background - making it a much larger file with a much slower load time.

SO... we have a choice, and this is YOUR community too so I want everyone's vote,
--- put both years of the calendar doggers (24 pics) and have the pictures tiled
(see pics below - what you will see depends or your screen size settings),
or keep it just like it is now.
VOTE BELOW PLEASE
Thanks!



Poll #779791 Which layout?

Do you prefer the layout as it now (with paw prints on the right), or tiled?

Pictures only down the left side, one year of calendar pics only
33(66.0%)
Pictures tiled with calendar entries from both years (and we will add as we go!)
17(34.0%)
paint thinner

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i hate being such a loser! i am totally obsessed with the sims2. they just announced that they are releasing a new expansion pack entitled "pets." so, what was the first thing that i did when i found out? scanned for any sign that they would have boston terriers as one of the breeds available! and they do!

its not a great shot of the dog, but im so excited anyway!
check it out:
http://thesims2.ea.com/images/about/ep4_screenshots/screenshot_3_big.jpg
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