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Best gift you can give yourself this Christmas?

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  1. satisfiedwimp

    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys,

    How is everyone? I hope you guys are doing well this Christmas season. It's coming and we're all still being butt-kicked by this Covid-19. I myself don't feel well, I've been feeling anxious these past few weeks as I missed my parents but I can't meet them because of their strict isolation.

    Just wondering how are you gonna make your Christmas merrier? I'm planning to gift myself with something that I will appreciate for surviving this nightmare of a year, probably a pup because I live alone, so how about you? Do you feel the same? If yes, what would be the best gift you can give to yourself?
     
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    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    Hello, just bumping this up.
     
  3. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    We decided to spruce the kitchen up a bit before Christmas, as part of that I bought a BFO fridge freezer, and 48 cans of BrewDog to christen it.

    Otherwise I've not really bought myself anything, Santa is usually good to me as I'm so well behaved :p:
     
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    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, I can bet on that too. I always "de-virginize" my stuff that much too whenever it's brand new. I'm thinking between a husky or a beagle if what would be the best choice for me before buying it from my friends. Right now, I'm researching stuff as to which will be the best pup for me as these pups are very delicate to have.
    Btw, I stumbled into this site on Top ten Covid-19 Anxiety Reduction Strategies (https://adaa.org/learn-from-us/from...top-ten-covid-19-anxiety-reduction-strategies); and number one is Media Distancing. I somewhat agree that Covid was way overblown by the media. Perhaps, I could leave it here for everyone's knowledge too. Merry Christmas!
     
  5. nimbu

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    Huskies require a lot of exercise and need a dominant pack leader.

    I'm not that clued up on beagles, but I believe they require lots of mental stimulation.

    Our lab just turned 8, best decision we ever made.

    We spent ages researching before making a decision on what breed would suit us best. The first few days were almost hell on earth, but over time things settled as we built a good routine. It has been a lot of work, but it's very very rewarding.

    He was our first dog, I would definitely consider a rescue for the next one. (We have been trying to foster but because he isn't neutered we have been declined a fair few times)
     
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    Back to on topic, I was getting a little fed up with decisions around my main rig. Being an itx addict I was struggling to find the right mix of small, powerful and quiet.

    After lots of research I settled on trying again with the ncase but this time with an AIO and a PSU with a fan that doesnt tick! So my treat list was a kraken x53 and a SFX 450 plat PSU.
     
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    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    I've read that beagles are a lot moody than Huskies. I'm looking for a furball that will make me smile, and is a working-class breed, so I think the smarter choice is a Husky. :)
     
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    I don't want this to come off the wrong way but a husky is probably a bad bet. I get the impression you've never owned a dog before, and are still in the consideration stage; a husky is a dominant and stubborn dog, and has boundless energy.

    If you want a pet for round the house, a Labrador is a tried and tested family dog. They like food so can be easily trained, and can be given the correct excercise in public spaces.

    If you are still thinking husky, have a plan for socialising it, training, and dealing with a high energy dog that you can't let off the lead because it has behavioural issues. The dream could quickly become a nightmare.
     
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    satisfiedwimp What's a Dremel?

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    Hi, I really appreciate your concern, I only have two options a beagle or a husky, a friend told me that beagles are more stubborn than husky. How about beagle? Do you prefer them than huskies? Thank you for your answers!
     
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    I can't understand why those are your only options (for one, you could have neither!), but a beagle is a better bet for a "family dog". Their downside is that they're not easy to train, I believe as they're not too fussed on food, unlike our friend the Labrador.

    Also they're meant to be reasonable intelligent but my mate has one and he's proper thick :hehe:
     
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    My 2p is that if you are thinking of getting a dog, but don't know much about the breed(s) that you are getting, then you aren't ready to get a dog. Going into pet ownership, especially dog ownership, without an appreciation of the needs and characteristics of the breed that you are choosing is a recipe for disaster.

    Some dogs are relatively easy to care for, and some are very challenging. If you are first-time dog owner then don't pick a breed unless you are fully up to speed on what it entails. It just isn't responsible ownership.
     
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    Got to agree with this. But we have Chihuahua's so I really cant pretend to know about dog ownership or advise breeds. Our 3 are still only equivalent to 1/2 a real dog.
     
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    I talked to my wife about this, unlike me she is a very experienced dog owner. She agrees with the views above, that getting a husky as a first dog is a very, very bad idea.
     
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    Beagles have a habit of making a break for freedom, too!
     
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    Both husky and beagle do have a habit of breaking out of home, I just watched a news on Facebook feed about these two cute huskies that ended up in an animal shelter after breaking out of home. So glad the owner got the tip about his two huskies and found them.
     
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    Both of my two friends only have those two breeds of dogs, I realized if I get one from one of them, it wouldn't be hard for me to take care of the little puppy because I already have mentors who know how to take care of either beagles or huskies. :D
     
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    Get a cat :)
     
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