DEAR ABBY: I have been married to "Jim" for 12 years. We recently got a dog, and I knew he wouldn't want her living in the house. I love dogs, and she's a very small breed. I want her to live in the house as a member of the family, but every time I mention it, Jim gets angry and says he just won't come home as often.
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DEAR ABBY: I am one of those rare individuals who has no interest in music of any kind. I never listen to it, and if it's being played where I happen to be -- I block it out.
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DEAR ABBY: Years ago, I remember reading about some Please Call Police banners you mentioned in your column. Do you know if they are still available? I am 90 years old, live alone and I can't walk very well. I live in a house on a city block with quite a few vacant lots.
DEAR DR. GOTT: Some friends and I are having a discussion about doctors who get kickbacks on prescription medicine. I feel they would be putting their licenses on the line. What do you have to say about this? Do you think a reputable doctor would do this?
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The year ahead should be anything but a boring one for you. Exciting things are likely to occur all around you in your present field of endeavor, as well as in your personal life, bringing joy and happiness in their wake.
Sir Winston Churchill said, "I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
More opportunities than usual will be coming your way, so take direct control over those situations that affect your personal interests. With you in charge, things will evolve as you like.
Stephan Rechtschaffen, a pioneer in the wellness movement and founder of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, wrote, "We ... anticipate what's to come, then ignore what's actually here." That might be applied to this deal. How should East defend against three no-trump after his partner leads the spade two?
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have been a candidate for hip surgery for the past five years, although my doctor has discouraged it. X-rays show bone on bone. Three cortisone shots helped, but the relief was brief.
DEAR ABBY: I identified with the woman signed "No Hugs, Please," who complained of a man who considers himself a "good Christian" yet dispenses lecherous hugs in the name of fellowship. I am a slim, attractive female who is a United Methodist minister, and three older men in our church fall into the same category. Here's how I handled it:
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