Fran, there are times when I might mean to be condescending, but I assure you that it won't be "a little" or usually any question. That you could take my comment above as condescending… I can only suggest you may simply want to block my posts because it is entirely unlikely I will write 100 words to say what I said in under 20 because SOMEONE might see my observation as insulting. Now if I had said it condescending, such as:
How could you THINK it could be that? Don't you think any dog living with females would already have reacted? How silly!
The person threw out the idea of periods, which sometimes could be it .. and btw, pregnancy hormones set some dogs off… but it hit me he had lived with them too long for that to be probably. It wasn't an insult to the OP, just a response. People contradict my ideas daily on here, doesn't make them condescending or insulting.
THEN, I could see it. I simply tossed out a quick response addressing that logically it probably wasn't that. If you read that as condescending instead of my own view, I am sorry.
One helpful rule for forums is that you look at any post and see if there is another TONE than the one you ascribed. If there is, take the other.
Like your post. I COULD think you are a jerk, not at all "friendly," addressing this here and hijacking the thread instead of sending me a private message. Instead, because I see you post a lot and like you :), I took it exactly at face value... you simply are expressing your view and trying to be helpful. So please remove any tones you might ascribe to the answer. The tone in my head is simply factual, that I am not responsible for your taking that as condescending and probably won't be able to stop you seeing other posts that way. Now if I actually say something you cannot take any way than as an insult, feel free to let me know. But the above... sorry, Fran, it was simply a logical observation.
LOL, and in fact, let me now be "condescending" to my post. (I am joking while making a point.)
SOMEONE (but it will be me, since it just hit me where I could easily be wrong...) could have responded to my post and said:
Yeah, but dds, you are wrong because maybe she has an infection or urinary tract infection also with a period, that might do it.
Debra, not a problem. Thank you.