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Posted on Wed, May 11, 2005 12:04

Billzeke-

Izabel is beautiful! & a good example that not all rescue dogs are scruffy mongrels (although still very adorable they are too) There are alot of pedigree dogs in shelters too. People tend to get dogs a lot of the time by 'looks' etc or fashion accessories without doing the adequate breed research first. There's so many breeds of dogs which are what I call 'Specialist Breeds' you have to know the breed traits & what to expect etc...
I remember about 6-10 months after the film 101 Dalmations was released, we had a surge of unwanted Dali's brought into the home (27 at one time) After seeing the film - everybody wanted one.. 6 months down the line, when those cute puppies started to mature into highly strung, demanding, destructive & energetic juveniles, the owners couldn't cope & we got them!! Don't get me wrong, Dali's are very nice dogs, if you know the breed, you can't go wrong...but if you go & buy a Dali, (coz your kid saw one in a film & liked it) then go out to work all day & leave it alone, don't be surprized to come home to find your couch in like a 1000 pieces!! lol

Half of my job is training dogs, assessing their behaviours & re-habilitating the dogs with issues (mostly of which are owner induced, learnt behaviours) etc, but the other half is training 'the owners'!! who in my opinion need more guidance than the dogs!!

Anyone out there needing doggie advice? Just ask me - you can have some for free! lol

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Posted on Wed, May 11, 2005 11:56

Thanks for doing us all a service with your very knowlegeable critique on the subject. I almost didn't take Izabel because she was wild and totally untrained. I had German Shepherds before so I knew what she could become with some love and training. It's been 1 1/2 years now and she still has a few rough edges, but she is really a great dog. I figure another 6 months and she will be really mellowed out. Keep posting. Your posts are more important then a lot of the stuff a lot us post...Bill



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Posted on Wed, May 11, 2005 11:43

LOL. Sharp. I don't think you live at the North Pole. You look much too good to remind me of Santa Claus. I just thought coyotes were mainly in the southwestern U.S. You had a pack. I usually see one and sometimes two. I am more conerned about Izabel or me encountering a rattle snake. I had quite a scare a couple of weeks ago. I was on my way out the door to get my mail. Izabel was already out and as I was stepping through the door I heard the rattle. I froze and not 5' away was a very big, very upset, coiled rattle snake. I thought for sure Izabel would get too close and get bit. I screamed at her to come and fortunately she came straight to me. The fire dept. came and removed it. Talk about a wake up. I sure didn't need a nap that day. I am LOL now, but I sure wasn't then. I suppose you have rattle snakes as well...Bill



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Posted on Wed, May 11, 2005 11:22


billzeke write:
I was surprised to learn that you have coyotes that far north. They are all over the place where I live. Fortunately my dog is large enough to be able to handle herself. She just runs them off.



Bill...where do you think I live, the North Pole? lol
We have deer, coyotes (tons), wolves, bears (brown, black & grizzly - highest population of grizzly), cougar, ducks, geese, rabbits, bluejays, lots of birds, etc. lol

Indigo, my Aussie X Border collie can also handle herself with coyotes...not my golden. Indigo is wise & cautious with them now. 2 yrs ago, I went away for 2 days, borded the golden & left her at home as the previous owners always left her out. She came with the property! lol Anyways, she had a run in with 2 or 3 coyotes...the ambushed her. She never even let on she was injured. I noticed it when I ran my hand down her side. 10 days at the Vet, first 5 on antibiotics to get the swelling down before they could stitch it closed. 10 days later after the first stitches were removed, they had to stitch a second time for another 7 days. It was a bad wound! She'll never let them ambush her again.



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Posted on Tue, May 10, 2005 21:22

Roben, What you said about adopting pets is very important. I agree with you 100%. I wish I had thought to say that myself. Izabel(in the photo)is a rescue from the humane society...Bill



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Posted on Tue, May 10, 2005 16:54

HAHAHAHAHAHA...that is hilarious Rub!!! OMG..too funny!



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Posted on Tue, May 10, 2005 16:23

True Story:
(They say Never work with Animals or kids)

As part of my Job I have to do regular appeals on TV in hope to rehome some of the Homeless Dogs & Cats. One day while showing off a cute 3 legged Collie called Rolf, I was explaining that having 3 legs was not a disability for 'Rolf' as he had adapted to his loss of limb remarkably well, Without thinking I blurted out the fact that he loved 'having his stump rubbed' totally innocent on my behalf but the producer (with the dirty mind yelled "cut - we cant have that said".. Rolf then proceed to get excited & started to 'Hump him'.. I thought it best if I put Rolf into a cloakroom for a few minutes for 'time out' while we got ready to shoot again...
When the dog came out of the room, chewing on a pair of panties (not mine btw) lol.. we called it a day & the producer said to me: "How long have you been rubbing his Stump for honey?"

lol... was very funny

But seriously folks, if anyone is thinking of getting a dog or Cat.. Please please please consider going to your local shelter first, they are bursting at the seams with unwanted poochies in dire need of a good home... Once you go there, I guarantee there will more than one pair of sad eyes gazing up at you begging to be given a chance. All 3 of mine are rescue dogs & I wouldn't swap my Angels for the world.
Thanks for reading - Stay lucky Y'all x



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Posted on Tue, May 10, 2005 09:43

Steven Wright...he is funny!! Such a dry sense of humor. The Stones, after all these years......Fred and Barney...



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Posted on Tue, May 10, 2005 08:29

I was surprised to learn that you have coyotes that far north. They are all over the place where I live. Fortunately my dog is large enough to be able to handle herself. She just runs them off.



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 22:37

Nearly lost my two dogs tonight to two coyotes. Luckily, I'm observant & quick! Ran out there to call the dogs, and chased them away! lol

Nothing like a little Friday night adrenaline rush! Although I can think of better ones! lol



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 22:26

Petite, I said 1HM because it was her post I reflected on, but it was kinda directed to all. Thanks for you said. I am a down to earth person, but I'm pretty silly myself. You are good at portraying that side of you on the forums, I am definitely not. Wish I could though. Thanks again! :-)



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 19:49

Sharp,
I know you were talking to Hot but I think your posts are just fine. Everyone should be able to write what they are comfortable writing. Our writing styles and posts show our true personalities. Your posts are very down to earth. I just like to come on here and relax and maybe get too silly...Many on here like your posts and personality. I do!



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 18:42

1HM...I think you're right about the comfort level. I'm comfortable on the forums, but come across too serious. I think mostly because it's written form, because I am not that serious in real life. Just down right awful at conveying wit over the forum...you guys do well at it...I enjoy reading all your humour.



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 15:10


butterflynjax write:

SIXFEETWTC write:
1HotMama write:
Six...you are hilarious! I always thought your posts were so smart and well-thought out before, but the last month or so, you have really let humor show and I think you are hilarious!! LOL Loved this post....

Tnx 1HM. Like most people, there are many different facets to my personality - just have to know when to utilize each one.



Me too Kim, i just let all the brain cells fly when Im posting, lol, whatever come out, lol,, there you have it!!! Be quiet you guys!!! You know I am just putting on an act..
Petty,, hush!!!shhhhhhhhhh

I would never make funny of a fellow smart/spacey girl! Some people write on here to impress...I write whatever comes pouring out. I am very much of a perfectionist in many ways but this is a dating site so I don't write to impress...that is why I can relate to you so well Butter girl.



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 14:54

Six...you are welcome! :-) I think it also has to do with getting to know more people on the forums and feeling that comfort.

Ruben....that sounds funny to be calling a woman! ;-) I am glad you finally 'got' it! Mel is just funny....

Mel...Someone with a sense of humor named THAT Llama!! That's hilarious.....but I still like Six's neighbors Camel named Joe. That was original!

My neighbors really had a bunny that they named Energizer.....It was funny. I thought they were kidding at first, but no, that was the rabbit's name!



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 14:38


SIXFEETWTC write:
1HotMama write:
Six...you are hilarious! I always thought your posts were so smart and well-thought out before, but the last month or so, you have really let humor show and I think you are hilarious!! LOL Loved this post....

Tnx 1HM. Like most people, there are many different facets to my personality - just have to know when to utilize each one.



Me too Kim, i just let all the brain cells fly when Im posting, lol, whatever come out, lol,, there you have it!!! Be quiet you guys!!! You know I am just putting on an act..
Petty,, hush!!!shhhhhhhhhh

  


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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 13:08


1HotMama write:
LOL....he was kidding and making a 'play' on words in regard to the real person.....he doesn't really have a llama.


There is a real llama named Dali. We met at the last county fair.


Hey everyone, did you know 1HM is bald and has to wear a wig?



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 10:56

Do mosquitos and magpies in the stand of trees around my house count as pets...how about the coyotes that hide there too, and try to trick my dogs into chasing one so they can ambush them and have one for breakfast! My Aussie/Border is too smart for that...she'd tear them to pieces if they tried! :-)



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 02:01

LMAO - Thanks 1HM for pointing that out.. I get it 'now' lol

Scripps: I think you should get a Llama anyways?? Great pets? When they're not spitting in your face...hee hee



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Posted on Sat, May 07, 2005 01:31


EdTarboosh write:

We had baby ducks and goslings but the snapping turtles keep eating them. Anybody know how to get rid of them? We've tried chicken necks on big hooks and dead fish but these things are nasty.



I told you what I would do to get rid of them.....:-)