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Heyla gang, and smooches all around!

Rumors of our kidnapping by the sasquatches were completely unfounded. Apollo ate them, and caught a bad case of indegestion.

Zeus has manageed to eat his way through half of the Olympic National Forest...tragi c really. That's why Mother Nature never intended for dogs to breed with woodchucks really.

Onyx has decided to take on the role of breadwinner in the family...and is currently practicing for his role as a travelling carpet salesman. his job...

to be the carpet. Now, there's a surprise.  ::) :D

Seriously though, I've just been snowed under with School, new job, new music band. Ah, la vida loca. I try to at least read through the posts to keep up with you chatty lot...even if I can't squeeze in a post.

Miss you all terribly, keep posting the pics of those adorable puppers.

On a side note....great hoppin' horny-toads...Fumble got got *really* big while we were away. Onyx is really envious. He said it must be the East Coast air.

And now, for some pics of Onyx. There are not really any of Apollo, he's been incredibly ungracious lately. We had a bit of a scare with him in March. Apparently, he finally "bit off more than he could chew"; somehow he managed to rip off the top half of a BLACK kong and swallowed a piece the size of my fist. It lodged in his intestines, (we didn't find the toy until he started puking....ever ywhere *shudder*) and they ended up cutting him open from his ***** almost to his breastbone. 7 days in the emergency hospital, 14 more days in the "Cone of Shame" (cue appropriate music) and he still give us the evil eye from time to time like it was all our fault. I told him his garbage-gut ways would backfire on him one day....

This poor girl's Master has passed away, and this poor girl needs a home. Here's her specifics...
Name: Kaya
Age: 5 years
Sex: Female
Spayed: Yes
Breed: Purebred Akita (I do not know if there are papers)
Weight: 130lbs

Kaya is very freindly, good with other dogs, no experience with cats or Kids, but shows no agression.


I have not met this lovely lady personally, a co-worker of mine called and asked for my help, as she knows that I post here often, and rave about you guys all the time. If there's anyone in Washington State, or even Oregon who might have an interest in this doll, please let me know, so that I can get you in touch with her foster family.

She's not in a shelter, and doesn't need to be re-fostered, we're looking for a permanent family to place her with.

Due to her breed, I advise coming and meeting her before placing. Being owned by an Akita takes a certain kind of temperment and personality. These are absolutely lovely darlings though, as I'm sure many on here can attest to. Please help me find a home for this baby.

Games & Jokes / The 21 Rules of Halloween
« on: October 26, 2006, 07:01:39 am »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

The 21 Rules Of Halloween!

1. When it appears that you have killed the monster, NEVER check to see
if it's really dead.

2. Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.

3. Do not search the basement, especially if the power has gone out.

4. If your children speak to you in Latin or any other language which
they should not know, shoot them immediately. It will save you a lot of
grief in the long run. However, it will probably take several rounds to
kill them, so be prepared. This also applies to kids who speak with
somebody else's voice.

5. When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off and go alone.

6. As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to h*ll.

7. Never stand in, on, or above a grave, tomb, or crypt. This would
apply to any other house of the dead as well.

8. If you're searching for something which caused a loud noise and find
out that it's just the cat, GET THE h*ll OUT!

9. If appliances start operating by themselves, do not check for short
circuits; just get out.

10. Do not take ANYTHING from the dead.

11. If you find a town which looks deserted, there's probably a good
reason for it. Don't stop and look around.

12. Don't fool with recombinant DNA technology unless you're sure you
know what you're doing.

13. If you're running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at
east twice, more if you are female. Also note that, despite the fact
that you are running and the monster is merely shambling along, it's
still moving fast enough to catch up with you.

14. If your companions suddenly begin to exhibit uncharacterist ic
behavior such as hissing, fascination for blood, glowing eyes,
increasing hairiness, and so on, kill them immediately.

15. Stay away from certain geographical locations, some of which are
listed here: Amityville, Elm Street, Transylvania, anywhere in Texas
where chainsaws are sold, the Bermuda Triangle, or any small town in Maine.

16. If your car runs out of gas at night on a lonely road, do not go to
he nearby deserted-looking house to phone for help. If you think that it
is strange you ran out of gas because you thought you had most of a
tank, shoot yourself instead. You are going to die anyway, and most
likely be eaten.

17. Beware of strangers bearing tools. For example: chainsaws, staple
guns, hedge trimmers, electric carving knives, combines, lawnmowers,
butane torches, soldering irons, band saws, or any devices made from
deceased companions.

18. If you find that your house is built upon a cemetery, now is the
time to move in with the in-laws. This also applies to houses that had
previous inhabitants who went mad or committed suicide or died in some
horrible fashion, or had inhabitants who performed satanic practices.

19. Dress appropriately. When investigating a noise downstairs in an old
house, women should not wear a flimsy negligee. And carry a flashlight,
not a candle.

20. Do not mention the names of demons around open flames, as these can
flare suddenly. Be especially careful of fireplaces in this regard.

21. Do not go looking for witches in the Maryland countryside

Found this on Craigslist. Someone please say they can take in theis absolutely gorgeous boy. I cannot, there's no way my three meatheads would go for yet another male, but I'm hoping someone out there is looking for a sweetheart. Besides how can you say no to this face????

This is very hard for me to do. Cotton has become a huge part of my family, but due to unfortunate events, I am no longer able to keep him. He is a very beautiful and loving dog and needs a lot of attention. He LOVES to be brushed and go for walks and considers himself at times a lap dog, although he is very large. I rescued him from the shelter and his previous owners were abusive. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and no longer have the ability to care for him as much as I would like because my medical bills are SO expensive. I just dont have it in me to be able to take him for the walks which he loves and play with him like I did when I rescued him. He is 4 years old, micro chipped, licensed, neutered, and up to date on rabies and vaccinations. He has no problems with kids, (mine are 8, 7 & 4), other dogs or cats (I have 3). He is extremely mellow until you get the leash out for a walk, then he jumps around like a little kid. He absolutely has to be indoor and outdoor. I will NOT allow him to go to an outdoor home only. He sleeps right next to my bed on the floor and does not ever leave my side, so he needs a new owner that has plenty of time for him as well as plenty of love. He does not like loud noises, even though he loves my children, but he does not like yelling. He cowers and it is very sad.
He is the best dog I have ever had and am distraught that I have to find him a new home. I will have to approve your home and you must be able to keep in contact with me regarding his well being. Also, if you adopt him and decide not to keep him, I will require that you allow him to come back to me as I will find him another home and you will be refunded the rehoming fee.
I am asking a $67 rehoming fee to cover the vaccinations, rabies, and adoption fees and to be sure that you are serious about him. The fee is negotiable to the right family.
Please either email me at or call me at (360) 915-6578 or my cell phone (360) 888-0509 to schedule a time for you to meet him.

Go swiftly and peacefully to your rest brave one.

Dog saves owner from fire, dies trying to rescue cat
POSTED: 1:53 a.m. EDT, October 18, 2006
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ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (AP) -- After a disabled woman's cat started a house fire, her specially trained dog came to the rescue, then died trying unsuccessfully to rescue the cat.

Jamie Hanson said her 13-year-old dog Jesse brought her artificial leg and a phone she used to call 911.

"She got me outside and then she heard the cat upstairs and she went up there to get the cat, and she wouldn't come back to me," Hanson, 49, said at a news conference Monday at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, where she was being treated for her injuries.

She received third-degree arm burns in the fire Sunday night at her home in Rhine, south of Elkhart Lake. Both pets died.

Found here:

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Last Beach trip of the year...
« on: September 28, 2006, 06:15:49 am »
Just thought I'd share some of the pics I took from our last Beach Trip of the year. We invited some of our friends and made a dog park out of the beach. I think at last count we had 7 dogs including my 3, as well as 12 humans in the water....the men were teaching some of the big dogs how to body-surf. These are only half of the pics we took, I'm working on getting the rest sized and put up on the gallery.


Newfoundland Discussions / It's been a year now...
« on: August 28, 2006, 08:46:49 am »
I can hardly believe it, but it's been one year today that Josh and I made the drive to Redding CA to meet Lisa and pick up Onyx to come live with us.

Lisa had come to BPO looking for a home for one of her Newfie babies, and after several conversations, she agreed to let Onyx come live with my family.

BPO, I think you for being here and bringing this great joy into my life. I cannot imagine my days now without my handsome "walking carpet" meeting me at the door or cuddling with me in bed in the mornings before work. Jamie, Michael, thank you ever so much for this wonderful place. Without this community....h eck, this family, connections such as I have made with Onyx and with Lisa would not be.

Lisa, if you are online and reading this...thank you. There are no words to express the scope of my feelings. Bless you. (and some hugs and drool to Winston from Onyx and I)

My baby boy...

Collars, crates, & other cool things / Please help
« on: June 18, 2006, 09:38:03 pm »
Victim A:

Name: Mr. Suspicious Chicken
Age: 6 Hours, 43 Minutes
Time/Date of Death: Between 2:30 Am and 8 AM; June 18, 2006

Cause of Death: Diembowlment, partial cannabalitic consumption, blunt force trama to head and extremeties. No internal organs found at scene. Evidence found at secondary crime scene indicate perps attempted to consume to evidence to avoid detection. No pictures taken at second scene due to extreme "upchuck-factor".

Victim B:

Name: Mr. Mad Cow
Age: 6 Hours, 43 Minutes
Time/Date of Death: Between 2:30 Am and 8 AM; June 18, 2006

Cause of Death: Diembowlment, partial cannabalitic consumption, blunt force trama to head and extremeties, amputation of left leg and midriff. No internal organs found at scene. Evidence found at secondary crime scene indicate perps attempted to consume to evidence to avoid detection. No pictures taken at second scene due to extreme "upchuck-factor". Left leg never found.

Police are still searching for the perpetrators of these heinious crimes. They have posted a three XLarge Milkbone reward for any tips leading to the apprehension of Mr.'s Zeus, Apollo and Onyx Cupps.

****WARNING, WARNING**** The following images contain graphic material, viewer discretion is advised. Images not suitable for children, chickens or cows.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Cape Disappointment Trip
« on: May 18, 2006, 09:46:39 pm »
Well, we took all the kids (skin and fur) to Cape Disappointment for a long Mother's Day weekend. This is a lovely State Park on the southern tip of Washington State, nestled between the two oldest working lighthouses on the West Coast.

The boys spent four days exhausting themselves playing in the surf, when we weren't hiking or fishing. Here are just a few pics of the gang. We took along my girlfriend and her blue heeler mix. He and Onyx are the best of friends and the rest of the crew just love playing with him. It was a first time Ocean adventure for them all.

The last two were a fluke. While we were walking the jetty, we came across about thrity of these little critters playing in the water. This one was a bold one, and came right up to the rock I was *hanging* off of. (Literally hanging, I musta been outta my mind!! *I can't swim*)

Enjoy...I know the boy-os certainly did!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Greenies Issue raised by Press.
« on: February 14, 2006, 05:00:03 pm »

I'm glad that some attention is being brought to this. I know we've discussed it on this board before, but perhaps the publicity will help.

Collars, crates, & other cool things / Question/Possible Idea
« on: February 01, 2006, 02:30:49 pm »
Question for Jamie/Michael:

I walk my herd out in public alot, and people always stop to chat. I also see alot of other Big Paws in our strolls, as well as at different events I go to. However, I don't usually have pen and paper handy to write down the fabulous website with. Is there anyway that business cards of some sort could be made available through the store? I can always fit those in a pocket, that way when I get to chatting about this place with folks, I can hand them a card as well. It would make it easier for them to find us here.

Can this be possible? Is there anyone else who'd be interested in something like this?


Saint Bernard General Discussions / WooHoo....Apollo's 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: November 22, 2005, 12:44:17 pm »
My big boy turned two!!! I took him out to dinner (McDonald's Cheeseburgers are his downfall!) and then we went over to PetCo where he got to pick a special goodie for himself, and get ooh-ahhed over by all the folks there. :D ::)

I took some pics, as soon as I get them off the camera, I'll get them up.

I can't believe he's already 2....

Anything Non-Dog Related / Poor North Dakota and Montana!!!! *humorous*
« on: October 31, 2005, 04:41:56 am »
(For those of you who are not aware, North Dakota and southeastern Montana got hit with their first blizzard of the season a couple of weeks ago)

This text is from county emergency manager out in the western part of North Dakota state after the storm.


Up here in the Northern Plains we just recovered from  a Historic event --- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with a historic blizzard  of up to 24" inches of snow  and winds to 50 MPH that broke trees in half, stranded hundreds of motorists  in lethal snow banks, closed all roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.

George Bush did not come....
FEMA staged nothing....
No one howled for the government...
No one even uttered an expletive on TV...
Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.....
No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House....
No news anchors moved in.

We just melted snow for water, sent out caravans to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars, fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Aladdin lamps and put on an extra layer of clothes.

Even though a  Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this early...we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.
Everybody is fine.

Saint Bernard General Discussions / Now this is tragic!
« on: September 13, 2005, 11:37:45 am »

Does this sound like a BYB to anyone else?? I just hope this poor baby finds a good home. He looks so frightened in his picture!

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