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« on: July 11, 2007, 05:07:29 PM »
That's true. The deposit of $600 was due early June, and they kept sending registration and new student material up until yesterday. BUT at least they're doing something about it now?
Good luck to all those waitlisted! I'm still waiting on my first choice... So I definitely know how it feels!
Good luck to you and thanks for the info. Where are you waiting on? Did the letter they sent out give them one more chance or an extended deadline? Or was it just like "you didn't pay so we are giving you the boot..."
« on: July 11, 2007, 04:30:54 PM »
... it does beg the question, though, of why they didn't just cancel their applications...
« on: July 11, 2007, 03:16:19 PM »
I'm about ready to give up and just take the year off. I can't have my life in limbo much longer. If I am staying in Florida, I have to sign a lease soon.
« on: July 11, 2007, 10:07:53 AM »
Honestly, I'd email and call.
« on: July 10, 2007, 09:38:37 AM »
« on: July 10, 2007, 09:38:20 AM »
Congrats Jen! I'm really happy for you.
« on: July 09, 2007, 12:20:11 AM »
thanks all for your suggestions. I will definitely be checking shelters first, but I would like to go to a reputable breeder where I can check to see if the puppy's sires have been checked for genetic diseases. I grew up with several shelter dogs and lost them to expensive and emotionally wrenching health problems. I will surely have enough money for regular veterinary visits and health care as needed, but if an animal needed several surgeries (as former animals of my family's have), I don't know that I could properly care for that animal. My parents also have a friend who was a breeder (she's retired), and she gave them two dogs as gifts. Neither dog (one is 8 and one is 12) have ever had serious health ailments. I realize that this is not scientific and might just be blind luck, but, again, I would like to do everything I can to make sure that I pick a healthy dog not merely for the expense but also because losing a dog is one of the worst things one can experience.
« on: July 09, 2007, 12:09:44 AM »
Thomas Jefferson is simply not a good school. It does not have a strong regional reputation, and as someone who just sent in their withdrawl form to TJSL, I was EXTREMELY disappointed in their office staff. After 2 weeks of calling, the admissions office never once picked up the phone when I called nor did they return email. I wouldn't want to go to such an unresponsive school.
Did you send deposits to all of these schools? Otherwise, your options shouldn't have stayed open this long. If that's the case, shame on you. As a waitlisted student, you should know better. Make up your mind and withdraw from the other schools.
For what it's worth, I'd go for Denver. Still a large sports area in that town.
« on: July 08, 2007, 01:49:27 PM »
It's great that you're looking to bond for the year before you start law school. But, I want to point out that your first year will be very rigorous and it's going to be really unfair to the dog given how much time you'll spend away from your apartment (and your furry friend.) The dog will be more traumatized after having you to him/herself for a year. A dog is a huge commitment - regardless of size.
I help out with rescue animals and love to see people taking in pets that need homes. But, it is selfish to be an absentee owner. You end up leaving your pet lonely and bored. And, when they're bored they can get into lots of trouble because they crave attention (think chewing shoes, furniture; peeing on rugs, etc.) These are just some of the effects to pets who are left alone too long.
Sorry, but I think you should consider waiting until after your first year at least and perhaps until you're finished with school. If you really, really want a pet, think about a cat. They require less attention are more self-reliant than dogs.
Hello Gwen. I definitely appreciate your thoughts, and it is for that reason why I will hold off getting a dog for a year if I go to law school next month (something still up in the air due to waitlists). If I wait a year, I will be moving in with 3 very responsible roommates when I go to school. I've already discussed with them getting a dog, and they are very eager to help care for the animal and play with it while I'm in class. We all have different schedules so the dog wouldn't be alone much during the day. I have 3 shih tzus and a lhasa apso throughout high school (and many dogs before that not to mention I grew up on a farm). I am very aware of the time and financial commitment animals take, and I would not want to get a puppy until I was fully prepared to care for it.
« on: July 08, 2007, 01:00:19 PM »
Thanks for the help everyone!
... and yes I'm aware of Greyhounds who need rescuing. However, I can't have a big dog in my apartment; it must be under 20 pounds.
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