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Old 08-19-2011, 12:36 AM
 
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I would say that mechanical experimentation, feeling around for "the line", general pleasure seeking and inventive solutions to boredom are, indeed, normal childhood behavior and that intent must be weighed in the evaluation of "healthiness".

Making a bomb out of a 3 liter coke bottle just to hear the boom is not the same as making a bomb to cause injury or significant property damage in the same way that toilet papering a house is not the same as malicious vandalism and in the same way that hunting is distinct from kicking and stabbing a cat to death. It can't be black and white.
that goes beyond seeking solutions to boredom---especially if blowing up a living creature is the answer-----btw--blowing up a mailbox(your quote)IS malicious vandalism----- your story sounds way too much like the ones i heard from teens and adults on their way to do some serious time(during their mental health evals
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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I think there is also a correlation between killing animals as a child, and sexual problems when puberty kicks in.

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Old 08-19-2011, 05:36 AM
 
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Gunluver2,

Obviously, I was not talking about killing to put food on the table, that should have been simple to figure out.

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Old 08-19-2011, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Temptation001,

I think you have made a wise decision. And, the poor dog does sound like it has been abused, I hate that.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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Thanks for the encouraging words.

I do feel for the dog if he is being abused, but I probably don't have enough evidence to call anyone. I don't even know who I could call. They might ask me if I have seen the dog being abused, and when I answer No, they probably won't do anything.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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that goes beyond seeking solutions to boredom---especially if blowing up a living creature is the answer-----btw--blowing up a mailbox(your quote)IS malicious vandalism----- your story sounds way too much like the ones i heard from teens and adults on their way to do some serious time(during their mental health evals
It was my mailbox. It had been in a tractor barn for 20 or 30 years. My grandfather heard the noise on the other side of the property and came to investigate; we got in big trouble (he was pretty old school).

I think you're making assumptions inappropriate to the information disclosed.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:02 AM
 
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Thanks for the encouraging words.

I do feel for the dog if he is being abused, but I probably don't have enough evidence to call anyone. I don't even know who I could call. They might ask me if I have seen the dog being abused, and when I answer No, they probably won't do anything.
I think that's a good decision. You're trying to extricate yourself from that relationship and dealing with the dog situation would do the exact opposite - it would extend your involvement.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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I think that's a good decision. You're trying to extricate yourself from that relationship and dealing with the dog situation would do the exact opposite - it would extend your involvement.
I agree. I would help if I could, though, but I can't. And it would put me in the frying pan, again.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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I agree. I would help if I could, though, but I can't. And it would put me in the frying pan, again.
I'd like to make a suggetion giving your decision to stop contact with this guy. I don't know your age, but age really doesn't matter. Do you have family that lives near? If so, you may want to confide in your family, so that someone knows what is going on. Maybe I'm being a little overboard here, since the guy has never made any threats to you or hurt you. Everything will probably be just fine, but it still might be a good idea if your family knows the history of your dating/relationship with this guy.

Am I wrong? I don't know, but I do think it's best to be as safe as possible. Stay safe, dear.

If you're ever around that dog again, you might try to interact with the dog. Pet him; talk to him; try to play with him. ???
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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Yeah, play with the dog and bring him treats. Maybe the maple kind.
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