iluvhorses2005

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  1. Target & Walmart

    I have personally never worked for either, but I knew people that worked both places. The lady I knew that worked at Wal-Mart said they had a horrible employee policy. She had a family emergency and called in, and the next day when it came time for her shift, they pulled her aside and threatened to fire her if she ever called in ever again. I've heard a lot of bad stuff about how Wal-Mart treats their employees. Not sure if it's true or not or if it depends on which store you work at, but if it comes down to it and the Super Target in the next town is open, I'll go there instead of Wal-Mart. Target has its pros and cons as well. I had a friend that worked in the junior's clothing department and she said that was probably the messiest department out of the whole store. She was constantly re-folding clothes and putting clothes back on the racks they were supposed to be on. However, most of the people at my Target that work in the electronics department are morons, so I try to stay out of that section. I'd say that in either circumstance, be prepared to either work or be asked to work long hours on weekends and during the holiday season. Like any job make sure you do the research on the company to see if you will like working there. Good Luck!!
  2. I have a test in my animal science class and I'm a little confused on the Ruminant Digestive System. I know there's 4 parts (reticulum, rumen, omasum, and abomasum) but what I'm confused about is how it all works. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  3. What aren't you in school right now?

    I'm between classes and have nothing to do but sit on my lazy butt for another hour. I still go to school 5 days a week, but my hours are crazy. Like Mondays I go from 8am to 6pm then on Thursdays I'm only in school from 8am to 10:45am. Oh the joys of being in college. And the pains of being a Pre-Vet major & being required to take a lot of hours! [ 09-04-2007, 02:28 PM: Message edited by: iluvhorses2005 ]
  4. What aren't you in school right now?

    I'm between classes and have nothing to do but sit on my lazy butt for another hour. I still go to school 5 days a week, but my hours are crazy. Like Mondays I go from 8am to 6pm then on Thursdays I'm only in school from 8am to 10:45am. Oh the joys of being in college. And the pains of being a Pre-Vet major & being required to take a lot of hours! [ 09-04-2007, 02:28 PM: Message edited by: iluvhorses2005 ]
  5. What do you think?

    I need a little help making a decision. It's not a life or death type decision, but kinda short notice. I'm going to college about an hour & a half away from home. I'm majoring in Pre-Vet and minoring in Equine Science. I've been seeing a flyer for the college's FFA team that is having a meeting for interested new members. I'm somewhat interested and then again not. I was in FFA in my junior year of high school and it was a bad experience. The people were so intimidating, I didn't want to become too involved. Since I am planning on going to Vet School, I'm trying to get as many extra-cirricular (sp?) activities as I possibly can so that I appear to be a well-rounded applicant for Vet School. I'm currently taking 17 hours of courses this semester. My academic advisor told me I need to be taking between 20-22 hours before I apply for Vet School. So either in the spring or next fall, I'll bump up my hours to 20 which should only be taking one more class. I am already planning on doing some type of volunteer work at a nearby therapeutic riding place once they have another session and I'm also going to join the Honors Science club because they said that would look really good on my application. My question is, would it be worth it to join the FFA here or should I mainly focus on school right now? In order to get into vet school I have to have at least a 3.6 GPA. Which is pretty tough for me. I appreciate any thoughts and opinions on this!
  6. I Emptied My Piggy Bank cap chat.

    Well today marked the day of buying the absolute last book I needed for school. And what's the total? Um...roughly $620, give or take a couple dollars. This is my 3rd semester but 1st at the college I'm at now. This is also my first time living alone which is quite awkward and silent and lonely, but I'm adjusting and everything seems to be going as planned. Even though my crazy bf followed me down here just so he could keep tabs on me. Funny...I think he's about to get the big speech in a few days once I get up enough courage to say what I want to say. I've already had a cute boy hit on me, but who knows where that's going as I really need to focus on school and maintaining at least a 3.6 GPA. I'm also considering joining the FFA club at my college but I haven't quite decided. I probably won't since I had bad experiences with the FFA in my high school and those people were so freakin intimidating. But I know that I'll at least join the Honors Science thing because that will look good on my application when I go to apply for vet school. Still haven't quite found out about any horsey things here around campus. I know that I can take horsemanship as a PE credit which is freakin sweet but they don't do those courses until the spring time. Bad thing is I sold my horse almost 2 weeks ago, spent all the money, and have come to find that her new owner loves cussing me out via email because she just found out that Misty has serious leg issues in her back legs. Something of which never occured during the year that I owned her. Well I'm going to lay down for a little while before I have to go to my Plant Biology Lab. Someone please shoot me.
  7. Lets see those CATS!

    I absolutely love all the pictures of the cute cats. I am very much a cat person (as well as a dog person and a horse person LOL) and I now own 2 cats. The cat I have at home is a Domestic Shorthair. Her name is Cassie and I estimate her to be between 8-9 years old. We bought her from a Pet Store in Indiana. This picture is my favorite of her and I love how pretty she looks. Same picture time, just with her looking and a different effect. Now this little booger is one I got about 2 days ago from a lady I used to work with. He was out of the litter of 7, 2 of which I fostered. His name is Lucifer (when he's being naughty), Milo (when he's being adventerous), or Cotton Candy when he's being just plain cute. I'm having trouble narrowing down the name process but I'm thinking either Rufus or Milo. He got his first collar today which he didn't know what to think about it and kept trying to take it off or play with it. This morning he got in big trouble because he chewed through the cord on my computer mouse and I had to go get a new one. He is now not allowed to be out in the apartment unsupervised and his nemisis is now the squirt bottle full of water. He is QUITE scared of the thing especially when the stream hits him square in the nose. I only have off the cell phone pictures because I'm away at college and I don't have the cord for my camera. I'll get that this weekend and come back to this post and put up better pictures of him.
  8. I have found her. The. Horse.

    Congrats but make sure everything else the horse would need (vet, feed, farrier, etc) will be able to be paid for too because that's the most important thing. Actually buying the horse seems to be the cheapest part of owning one. Good luck.
  9. I have found her. The. Horse.

    Congrats but make sure everything else the horse would need (vet, feed, farrier, etc) will be able to be paid for too because that's the most important thing. Actually buying the horse seems to be the cheapest part of owning one. Good luck.
  10. Haunted Hotel (PICTURES!!)

    You're brave! I wouldn't touch a place like that with a 10 ft pole.
  11. I finally got my own...(pics)

    It looks like the big windows in the front were put in by hand. But I like it and I'm sure it will look good all cleaned up and re-done. Good Luck!
  12. Fried Green Tomatoes

    That's something I always wondered. But I guess they're not? Or are they?
  13. *Sigh* *Milestone in my life* *Frustrated*

    While I'm not a parent, I commend you for sacrificing something for you to help him develop into a nice young man. There are millions of things that young teenagers need to know about and only their parents can inform them of the possible decisions they will have to make when it comes to those certain things. I'm 20 years old and there were several things that I only learned from my parents on how to handle and I know that learning that information from them one on one was very benefical to my development. It was hard because my parents are divorced and I hardly ever see my Dad but my Mom did a very good job in teaching me how to be responsible. Your son is not too young so while you'll have to set your passions aside for now, think about how good you'll feel when he's grown and on his own and you can look back and know in your mind and in your heart that you shaped the person he became. With him being 13, you won't have to set your dreams aside for very long. Accidentally hit the reply button too soon. Your son will be very well reformed because of you taking the extra time to spend with him. I wish you luck and you'll do great. You'll be back to working on what you love in no time. Just for now focus on what really matters, family. Before you know it he'll be grown and you'd be wishing you could somehow go back to when he was younger. Good Luck!! [ 08-29-2007, 06:20 PM: Message edited by: iluvhorses2005 ]
  14. Extreme Mustang Makeover - DFW Texas

    I had briefly heard something about this I think last week and I'd really like to go but I don't know how my schedule is going to play out and I think I have some mid-term exams that next week. I'll know for sure closer to the time. That's cool the admission is free!
  15. When a horse-crazy kid likes YOUR horse?

    I think all girls get horse crazy at some point in their life. I just sold my horse last week and I miss her like crazy, but I know she's in a great home. As far as your situation goes, I wouldn't let the girl (or her friend) do anything more than admire from a distance. You get into the occasional ride with you or helping you groom and she's going to expect it EVERY time. Like you said, she'll even take it upon herself to brush, braid, and possibly ride when you are not around. What would you do if she decided to get the bright idea to ride your horse unsupervised, fell off and fractured her skull? I'm not saying that will happen but it is a possibility as persistant as you've made her sound. With that said I really do know what's going through that little girl's head as my parents wouldn't allow me to have a horse but in fact teased me about it for years. My mom was always afraid I was going to end up like Christopher Reeve. They always promised lessons and never followed through so Misty was technically, my first horse that I bought myself. I've gone through the same thing you're going through with this kid when I boarded Misty at a small place in the city. The kid was the granddaughter of a fellow boarder and she'd almost always come with him whenever he came out to mess with his horse. 9 times out of 10 I'd be in the arena riding Misty minding my own business. Well her grandfather obviously never showed her the proper ways to be around horses so she started running from horse to horse in the pasture petting for about 10 seconds then would run to the next closest horse. She ran into the shed with one of the meanest mares and when she got in her 10 second pet, she jumped out of that shed just about the time I rounded the corner in the arena. Of course it scared Misty into this spookfest and I ended up falling off and banged my leg hard on the fence as I fell. I don't have a problem with horse crazy kids, I have a problem with the way they act around horses. It seems like no matter how many times you tell them how to act, they never listen and they never realize what those horses can do. So in all honesty, I'd just tell the BO you don't feel comfortable with her child being around your horses because YOU do not want to be liable for an accident that might happen. It's all a liability thing unfortunately.