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I posted this on Facebook last night... But Baxter is now trying to reward himself. He'll intentionally do something he's not supposed to - but nothing major. Just rummaging through my work bag, or some such thing that will get him a simple, "Leave it" command. But here's the great thing! Once I give the command and he listens, I start to praise him, and then I notice that he's walked over to the treats and it staring at me as though to say, "Well? I did what you said. Now give me my freaking cookie."

He also knows when it's time for bed - he'll walk over to the gate that we have blocking the stairs, look back at us, paw at the gate, look back at us...

At my parents' house? If the water dish is empty, he walks over to the sink and waits for someone to notice.

Sometimes it terrifies me that he's able to connect the dots on certain situations.

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I posted this on Facebook last night... But Baxter is now trying to reward himself. He'll intentionally do something he's not supposed to - but nothing major. Just rummaging through my work bag, or some such thing that will get him a simple, "Leave it" command. But here's the great thing! Once I give the command and he listens, I start to praise him, and then I notice that he's walked over to the treats and it staring at me as though to say, "Well? I did what you said. Now give me my freaking cookie."

He also knows when it's time for bed - he'll walk over to the gate that we have blocking the stairs, look back at us, paw at the gate, look back at us...

At my parents' house? If the water dish is empty, he walks over to the sink and waits for someone to notice.

Sometimes it terrifies me that he's able to connect the dots on certain situations.

You have nothing to worry about until he takes out a life insurance policy on you.

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You have nothing to worry about until he takes out a life insurance policy on you.
I DID just joke about switching my beneficiary from Sam to Baxter the other month... Maybe he's whispering to me in my sleep to control my every move. Sneaky dog.

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eeeeeee we're renting the acreage!! But only until he sells it, which he'll try to do in the spring. But it's pretty expensive so it might take a while. It doesn't matter, at least we'll be out of this stupid house. Honestly I want to buy this acreage, it's gorgeous, and unbelievably close to the city.

This is the listing for it:

Remenda Acreage, Saskatoon: MLS® # 445475: Aberdeen Real Estate: Royal Lepage Saskatoon Real Estate


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eeeeeee we're renting the acreage!! But only until he sells it, which he'll try to do in the spring. But it's pretty expensive so it might take a while. It doesn't matter, at least we'll be out of this stupid house. Honestly I want to buy this acreage, it's gorgeous, and unbelievably close to the city.

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That is gorgeous! Good luck!

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eeeeeee we're renting the acreage!! But only until he sells it, which he'll try to do in the spring. But it's pretty expensive so it might take a while. It doesn't matter, at least we'll be out of this stupid house. Honestly I want to buy this acreage, it's gorgeous, and unbelievably close to the city.

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Whoo Hooo! It is gorgeous! When do you get to move in? Before Christmas I hope! T

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Whoo Hooo! It is gorgeous! When do you get to move in? Before Christmas I hope! T
Me too! I'm not quite sure when we're moving in yet, hopefully this weekend.


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Me too! I'm not quite sure when we're moving in yet, hopefully this weekend.
I can't imagine WHY you'd want to get out of the current living arrangements as soon as humanely possible. I mean, those in-laws and their monsters/children sound just DELIGHTFUL.

Seriously though, congrats on it all working out! It looks fantastic. Hopefully having some space for yourself, your husband and the pets will allow you to relax a bit. Things have sounded a teensy bit tense for you lately!

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WOW looks awesome ... do your dogs know how to wipe their paws? LOL lots of carpet in that house !!!!

Way to go, i really hope you guys can move soon!

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I can't imagine WHY you'd want to get out of the current living arrangements as soon as humanely possible. I mean, those in-laws and their monsters/children sound just DELIGHTFUL.

Seriously though, congrats on it all working out! It looks fantastic. Hopefully having some space for yourself, your husband and the pets will allow you to relax a bit. Things have sounded a teensy bit tense for you lately!
That's for sure! What's worse is my husband's family also does this secret santa thing and to rub salt in the would, we were picked to buy my neice and my SIL's husband gifts this year. It's like "HEY THANKS FOR BEING SUPER LOUD ALL THE TIME AND TAKING AWAY OUR BASEMENT AND ALL OF OUR PRIVACY AND FREEDOM, HERE'S A PRESENT!" Ugh.

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WOW looks awesome ... do your dogs know how to wipe their paws? LOL lots of carpet in that house !!!!

Way to go, i really hope you guys can move soon!
Oh darn I'm going to be running around with a carpet cleaner all day aren't I? Lol!

Thanks everyone for the well wishes! Hopefully I'll be less insane and ranty around here from now on .

Except when we're forced to move out of the acreage when someone buys it, I think I'm going to cry. It's like my dream house. And it's super close to the dog park and my favorite frozen yogurt store .


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