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Leonberger Pictures / Re: Introduction with photos
« on: December 15, 2006, 07:39:04 am »
Wow!  What an intro!  Tons of pics of one of my favorite breeds!  Welcome to BPO!  I'm Daphne, owned by Carter, a Pyr, and Jessie and Eider, Labs.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Tristan just wanted to say...
« on: December 15, 2006, 07:30:02 am »
Awwww!  That's adorable!!!!!!!!!

Old English Mastiff Pictures / Re: I have a "Paper Shredder"
« on: December 15, 2006, 12:17:00 am »
He's soooooo cute!  What a face!  Good job, Max!

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: I'm so sad....for everybody!
« on: December 15, 2006, 12:11:06 am »

Yep, our broker got us *much* lower rates when ours went through the roof. This was on health insurance (it went up 23% this year!) and we got a better plan for less money.  Can you imagine that?!?  We were thrilled.


Ok, so we all need to get on praying and/or thinking positive thoughts that they can find another company that will insure them with Izzy with lower rates! 

Rottweiler Discussions / Re: Tomorrow's a BIG day!
« on: December 14, 2006, 11:55:03 pm »
We are all patiently (or not) waiting for pictures.


I'm so glad that you found just the right match!!!!!!!!  Congrats to all of you, including what sounds like a great new boyfriend!

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: I'm so sad....for everybody!
« on: December 14, 2006, 10:50:28 pm »
I wish I had some helpful thoughts.  How sad!  I know they were so excited about Izzy and it seemed like such an awesome fit for everyone.  :'(  I too think I'd consider other companies.  While I'd normally not consider a broker, this might be an excellent way to go.  You never know, a broker might even be able to get them lower rates.  Ok, maybe far fetched but I'm an optimist.

Oy!  That is a terribly tragic situation!  I used to live up near Guelph but it has been many years.  DH traps and I know this is a big issue for him.  He HATES to use killing traps even when he warns anyone who might have pets around for just this very reason.  The killing traps kill very quickly and are very hard to open up without the right tools or a LOT of muscle.  They certainly should not be used in an area where people routinely walk dogs.  That must have been horrible for the owners to have their dog die right in their arms and be unable to do anything about it.  Leg hold traps are "catch and release" though.  This didn't sound like a leg hold trap.  A leg hold trap basically does what it says - it holds the leg.  Then the trapper comes along and either releases or kills the animal.  DH routinely catches cats around here  ::) using the leg hold traps.  They are released pretty quickly with just a hiss and a spit at him for the indignity.

Newfoundland Pictures / Re: Kali found her Christmas tree
« on: December 12, 2006, 06:06:40 am »
What great pictures!! She looked like she had a great time. My husband, who is from Vermont, always told me about those kind of Christmas tree lots. Ive always wanted to go to one of those, it seems so neat to cut down your own tree. Down here you just pick it up and take it to check out LOL

LOL!!!!!!!!  We're living reverse lives ;)  I've never known anything but "cut your own."  We did it as kids and have always done it in our own home.  Our current spot is up on top of the hill we live on.  The owners are friends so it is as much a gossip session as tree picking  :D  DH thinks it's funny that we get the job done and he's still talking  ::) ;D

Oooooo, you lucky dog!  Congrats to you!!!  Sorry I'm no where near enough to transport.  Remember to post lots of pics!

Discussions & Information on Grooming / Re: Dew claws help
« on: December 12, 2006, 04:50:22 am »
That's not the one I meant but it is a good one.  Here's a link to the one I had originally seen (after some serious digging):

Rottweiler Pictures / Re: But my butt IS on the couch!
« on: December 12, 2006, 04:21:30 am »
That is sooooo cute!  Glad to hear that she feels well enough to be a pain in the patootie!  LOL!

Discussions & Information on Grooming / Re: Dew claws help
« on: December 12, 2006, 02:10:51 am »
There was a great link a while back showing an x-ray of a dew claw and the bones inside.  My in-laws had their dog's removed when she was under for hip x-rays at 2 yrs and they cursed themselves ever since.  It was a very painful recovery for her.  Most of my dogs have had dewclaws intact (including 3 Pyrs) and in 20 yrs we have never had a problem even though most of our dogs work (Labs hunt, Pyrs are LGDs).  Just keep them trimmed.  If you really feel they must be removed, have a vet examine them to see how attached to the leg they are.  An xray will give a better view yet.  If there is bone attachment, it will be painful.  If the attachment is tisssue only, it will not be as bad.

Congrats!!!!!!!  They sure are cuties!  Foster failure and adoption stories are my favorites!

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: our 10 week leo is not well
« on: December 12, 2006, 01:55:57 am »
Ditto the fecal sample.  There's no way to tell what's going on w/o one.  IF the sample is clear, they generally prescribe flagyl or something like that (I'm pretty sure it is an antibiotic) which usually does take care of the problem.  Some puppers have sensitive tummies.  Our youngest Lab had a terrible time until we found a food that agreed with him.  Heaven help us if we try something else!  He also tends to eat gross stuff (poop) when his tummy is upset from a food that does not agree which in turn makes the problem worse.  You can also try some rice and hamburger with a bit of canned pumpkin to help make the stools firmer and help get the tummy settled.  Hope you can get to the bottom of the issue!

Medical Conditions & Diseases / Re: Beaux's Lump
« on: December 11, 2006, 09:30:42 am »
What a relief!!!!!!!!!  Yeah!  Happy Christmas!

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