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Mixed Breed Discussion / Re: Ranger's Rescue
« on: August 01, 2005, 08:02:10 am »
What a Kodak moment this is!  Congrats and I am sure you are right in the middle of your move today.  And, you have a fenced in yard for everyone to run free and BE SAFE!  Sunshine looks so happy.  Keep us posted on the new digs and how everyone is adjusting!

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Re: Czar-Proud Pyr Protecting his Mom.....
« on: August 01, 2005, 07:23:28 am »
Thanks to everyone who commented on Czar and his protectiveness of me this past weekend.  Czar is 3 years old, and yes, he is already a calendar dog!  The local no-kill shelter, the Iowa County Humane Society, sponsors a photo contest each year for their calendar which is a fund raiser for the shelter.  Czar, and Raisa, my Mal, have made the calendar each of the last 3 years. (5 years for Raisa)  Pet and nature photography is a hobby of mine, and I love to do it, and I have entered their photos in several contests.  Czar is so photogenic and he loves the camera.  I am still in awe of his actions of last week....he never ceases to amaze me.  With gratitude to all of you for all of your thoughts on Czar.

I don't blame you and I feel the same way...can't stand them whatsoever.  But, there is such a thing as a Bull Snake, that does produce a rattle, it does bite, but is NOT poisonous.  If rattlesnakes are not indeginous to your area, it may be a bull snake.  In Wisconsin, where I live, we have both rattelsnakes and bullsnakes.  2 years ago, Czar and Raisa found the rattlesnake and it lunged at Czar's rear.  It missed him, but I got them both in the house ASAP, checked for bites, and I will say the snake was destroyed by my husband...of which I then took pictures.  2 weeks ago, a huge 6' bull snake appeared in our front drive way.  We couldn't get close to it, and it was lunging at the shovel my husband was trying to kill it with, but it was too nasty, so he had to resort to other means.  Once again, I took pictures. I can't and won't have those on the property whatsoever, it is too dangerous.  But, I have talked extensively with my vet about what to do in case one of the dogs is bit.  Most snake bites to dogs occur in the face, neck and head area.  Keep the dog calm and quiet, try not to panic, call ahead to a vet, and get them there immediately.  My vet indicated they also need the snake to prove it is a rattler, as if they provide the anti-venom to a dog that was bit by a non-poisonous bull snake, the anti-venom will kill the dog.  So, in my mind, I am thinking...OK, so my 128 # dog gets bit.  I have to then kill the snake, keep the dog calm; load the dog AND the dead snake into my truck and drive 45 minutes to the vet hospital with a bit dog and a dead snake in the truck?  Not happening.  So, the vet said, most rattlesnake bites are not treated by anti-venom, only by IV fluids, rest and some other drugs and have a high success rate of recovery.  If you live in an area where it makes sense to have a pest control service search and remove the snakes, then go that route ASAP.  Good luck, and do a little reasearch on where the anti-venom is kept in your area.  In my area, it is only kept at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals in Madison and is very costly, but I would do whatever it takes to save any of my dogs should it ever happen.

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Czar-Proud Pyr Protecting his Mom.....
« on: July 28, 2005, 08:25:43 pm »
Tonight I heard Czar my Pyr barking outside down near the gate to our property.  I went down to see what was happening, and there was a large truck backed up to the gate and a strange man reaching down over the gate trying to pet Czar, and my Mal, Raisa.  As I approached the gate, I realized it was the person given the task of removing our "For Sale" sign in front of the gate.  About 20 feet from the gate, Czar, put his body between myself and the gate and promptly sat ON my feet.  He held his head high and proud and kept his eye on the man reaching over the gate.  I tried to move my feet forward, and even though I told Czar the command "OK", he would not let me move forward.  During the entire time the man talked with me (20' from the gate), Czar never moved, never said a word, but he kept his body firmly planted on my feet standing between me and the gate and the stranger.  He did not stand up and let me go until the stranger was in his truck with the for sale sign, and on his way down the gravel road.  Czar is a truly amazing animal; he knew it was a stranger, he knew I was home alone, and he knew he had to protect his mom and he wasn't going to let anyone get in his way. 10 minutes later he was happily greeting and playing with some INVITED guests which he knew and loving up both their kids and parents! I am so blessed to be sharing my life with such an awesome canine!  His sister, Raisa, the Mal, thinks so too!

Newfoundland Pictures / Re: Introducing Miss Otis Regrets
« on: July 28, 2005, 07:51:14 pm »
Miss Otis looks right at home in her new, beautiful digs.  And she looks so regal and proud!  Congratulation s on your new "baby"!

Golden Retriever Discussions / Re: Hi Sunny and I are newbie's
« on: July 28, 2005, 06:19:05 am »
What a beautiful new girl you have and an absolutely perfect name to go with her coat! Congratulation s and welcome to BPO!

Congratulation s on your new baby and I absolutely love his markings!  You will be amazed at the unbelievable tempermant of the Pyrs; gently , docile, big, huge lap dogs.  However, they are diligent at their work ethic and are loyal, extremely devoted, and protective of their property and family, both 2 and 4 legged.  May he bring you many, many years of smiles, love and laughter!  Enjoy!

Mixed Breed Discussion / Re: Ranger's Rescue
« on: July 26, 2005, 07:41:29 pm »
Ranger is absolutely beautiful! What an exceptionally sweet and gentle face; just like a Pyr. I am so relieved the trip went well with the exception of him leaving you a present in your car.  I am sure the drive to your place was about enough, as the drive to Wisconsin would have been very, very long for him.  Your other babies will come around; this is a very new experience for all three of them, so adjustment will be necessary but I am sure will happen very quickly.  It is great he will have a warm, safe place to sleep tonight, and I will feel better knowing he is out of the shelter and not all alone wondering if he will have a home.  Best wishes on the new member of your family! With much gratitude to you for opening your heart and home.

Doghealer..... please let me know about the adoption and confirm if you were the one who completed the phone application this morning for the shelter, as they did not give me a name. I will be more than happy to reimburse you for the adoption fees, no problem.  Are you sure you do not want to keep this beaty?  Please advise as to what you would like to do.  If you would like him to go to Wisconsin, and you would like to meet somewhere, please advise as to when and where and I will make the arrangements.  The shelter did confirm to me he would be neutered on Monday, etc and ready to be picked up on Tuesday.  Please advise and I will make whatever arrangements work best for you.

I have not heard if she has or not; sounds as though the shelter received plenty of calls on the guy; I am hopefull she will update us very soon so we all are aware.

The lady at the shelter said the gentleman picking up the dogs this Sunday is from "Campbellsville", Ky, and I am not sure if I have the spelling correct.  Apparently that is a town a little ways from Glasgow.  Feel like driving the 900 miles to the front door to be there when he arrives just to make sure they are OK, but she reassured me all would be well.

Thank you for your offer.....I will kindly ask should the need arise.  I very much appreciate it.


Everyone;  So much appreciation to all of you for your dedication to these (3) update.  I just spoke with the Barren River Animal Welfare Association in Glasgow, Jy.  The (2) Pyrs, Opal and Bernice, are being recused by a Great Pyrenees rescue group this Sunday, July 24.  The gentleman will be picking them both up at that time.  I did emphasize that should anything fall through that they contact me directly should anything change, and I would assure to make alternative arrangements.  So, they will stay together for sure.  The Pyr/Collie mix, Ranger, is still available.  So, "doghealer" if you would like to give this beauty a loving home, please call Linda Kuhn at the Barren River Animal Welfare Association in Glasgow, Ky at 270-651-7297 to make arrangements for adoption as soon as possible.  I will gladly assist with any fees you would incur without hesitation.  I apologize that I did not ask about charge cards, but that would not be a problem with me either.  Please advise if I can help you further.  I would sleep much better tonight knowing that all 3 were going to good homes away from that place.  Again, thanks to all of you for your amazing offers of kindness.  We have done good today...

I am working at trying to pay the fees to get them "out of jail"..I have sent an email and left a message for the animal shelter to contact me as soon as possible.  I will keep the group posted once I hear a reply.  If the "out of jail" money will keep them safe until we can get them out of there, I can make transportation arrangements to meet someone part of the way and bring them back to Wisconsin; whatever it takes.

Alaskan Malamute Pictures / Re: Hi! New here!
« on: April 29, 2005, 07:12:41 am »
She is absolutely beautiful and I wish they would stay that size forever; the small, cuddly size that you can squeeze really tight....send more pictures when you have a chance!  Her coloring is true to the breed as well as her structure and size.  Absolultely awesome!

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