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Bates 26: Do Not Attempt This at Home

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VelociRapture
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2 hours ago, Mrs.Right said:

Thanks! I think they said they use “I Love You Day” like a Christmas type celebration with gifts and a big dinner. Maybe that’s why nobody was really there and there weren’t many gifts being opened. 

Yes, this is correct. I believe they stated it was Alyssa’s idea originally to celebrate “I Love You Day.”  As more kids started relationships it just kind of made sense that they switched to having their big family gathering at that point rather than at Christmas - it freed up their kids to spend the holidays with their in-laws and didn’t make them feel forced to choose between families each year. It’s probably the only parenting decision I’ll give Gil and Kelly credit for because it actually makes sense. 

ETA: Oh! And travel is usually cheaper and easier away from a major holiday like Christmas too.  

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QuiverFullofBooks

The one other thing that happened in this week’s episode is that the Bates got a puppy. He’s very cute and there was an absolutely adorable shot of him tugging at a string of Christmas lights. Gil said he replaced a dog who had died, who they had for 17 or 18 years. Does anyone remember ever seeing that dog?

Also, Michael and Brandon were at the Christmas party. Michael looked very happy and said something about clicking right back into place. Probably they decided to move around that time.

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Melissa1977
5 hours ago, QuiverFullofBooks said:

Gil said he replaced a dog who had died, who they had for 17 or 18 years. Does anyone remember ever seeing that dog?

Years blogging and filming their lives indoors and outdoors and never showed their dog? L.I.E

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Scoodilypoop
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Johnny has been in a few episodes. The one I remember most is the spring cleaning episode. Johnny apparently had a favorite arm chair on the porch that Kelly wanted to get rid of. I believe they decided not to get rid of it. I only remember because I find dogs much more likeable than fundies trying to act like they are normal and thought it was weird (given their history) how much love they expressed for Johnny.  Recap from Up here, which is also where I snagged the screen shot. 

 

 

 

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TeaELSee

I just rewatched the beginning of the last episode. Every is NOWHERE in the car with Erin, Lawson, Carlin and Gil. They even show the car moving with Lawson’s legs draped over an empty car seat.  They get to the hospital without Everly but then state Gil is watching her?

The editing on this show is terrible.

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Tim-Tom Biblethumper

I've been catching up with old BuB episodes from 2016.  Johnny the dog is shown a lot, but sadly is treated much like the Duggar "pets".  He's always on the porch when anyone enters or exits, waiting for a pet, scratch, or kind word, only to be ignored.  He also follows the little kids when they play outside, but again no interaction.

The episode with the chair was the only time I saw them pay attention to the dog.  They were getting rid of the chair and had placed it on the porch for pick-up.  Johnny took a liking to the chair and laid down in it.  They still got rid of the chair and got a big (dog-bed) pillow to put on the porch for him. 
I wasn't terribly impressed.  

I hope they do better with the puppy and give him the love and care he deserves for his entire life and not just while he's a cute puppy.

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mollysmom

I'll admit I'm an over-the-top dog lover. I instantly fall in love with every single dog I see. When my husband and I were still together, whenever I would come home the first thing I did was stop to love on my little dog, Molly. How can you not? She's at my feet screaming (seriously screaming) because she's so happy I'm home!! How can you not love on that??? A few days ago I was cleaning my windows and the neighbor came home. They have 2 dogs. The dogs ran out to greet her and she just walked right past them. It made me so sad (probably stupid but it did) I just wanted to walk over and love on them dogs. I have no idea the circumstances, she may have had a horrible day and just wanted to get in the house, who knows, but as a dog lover that baffled me. 

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miss_batson

Her caption is really interesting. I hope it isnt about a future husband. 🙅🏻

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JermajestyDuggar
On 4/13/2019 at 4:40 AM, Scoodilypoop said:

Johnny has been in a few episodes. The one I remember most is the spring cleaning episode. Johnny apparently had a favorite arm chair on the porch that Kelly wanted to get rid of. I believe they decided not to get rid of it. I only remember because I find dogs much more likeable than fundies trying to act like they are normal and thought it was weird (given their history) how much love they expressed for Johnny.  Recap from Up here, which is also where I snagged the screen shot. 

 

 

 

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That’s the exact episode I was thinking of when I thought of Johnny. I’m glad they kept that ratty old chair since it was his favorite. 

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Tim-Tom Biblethumper
10 hours ago, JermajestyDuggar said:

That’s the exact episode I was thinking of when I thought of Johnny. I’m glad they kept that ratty old chair since it was his favorite. 

Nah, they hauled the chair away and got him a pillow to lay on instead.  I watched the episode last week & was kind of hoping they'd keep the chair for him, but they didn't.  :(  

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JermajestyDuggar
8 hours ago, Tim-Tom Biblethumper said:

Nah, they hauled the chair away and got him a pillow to lay on instead.  I watched the episode last week & was kind of hoping they'd keep the chair for him, but they didn't.  :(  

Poor Johnny. I’m sure he was largely ignored. Enormous fundie families are the last families that should be getting a dog. The older children have enough to do. They don’t need someone else to take care of. Because we know the parents won’t.

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takers401

I am in the middle of catching up on the last 3 or so seasons of the Bates as I took a very big pause. Do they explain why the courtship request has become so much like an engagement? I guess I'm a little confused with the differences between the courtship and the engagement since the way the guys are asking the girls into a courtship seems like they are in fact asking the girl to marry them but... just not. I also saw a poster mention that a lot of the older married couples don't go to the same church as the rest of the family. Do they talk about that at all? Back to catching up!

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Mrs.Right
On 4/14/2019 at 7:21 AM, miss_batson said:

Her caption is really interesting. I hope it isnt about a future husband. 🙅🏻

At their rate, it’s pretty much expected now. At least for her to be in the possible courting stages. 

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