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Medical Conditions & Diseases / Osteo problem
« on: March 07, 2006, 10:54:35 pm »
I know because I'm a horrid mommy and I almost never post pics of my other two babies, alot of you don't know much about my little ray of sunshine Hobo.  I found him wantering the highway, we found out late he was 7 weeks old and when he got lost his family (Of 2 days) assumed he'd find his way back home.  Anyways, we took him to the vet all was pronounced fine.  Well a while ago we noticed that one of his back legs turned in.  I don't have a good pic so I'm going to try and describe it.  If you're behind him, instead of both legs going straight down, his right one goes straight down, and his left one turns in at an angle of about 15 - 20 degrees.  Like instead of a direct line from his hip to his foot, his foot is closer to the other foot (I'm just going to have to take a pic) anyways, we took him to the vet then and they x rayed him, finding that his hip had been broken and healed crooked.  The only thing to do was break it and re set it.  It didn't hamper him at all, so we left it alone.  Well today he fell down the stairs and he's limping really bad on that leg.  He lets me touch it, push it, pinch it and rotate it, but there's a def limp.  (Then again this is the angel dog you can do anything to.)

Are there any suggestions?  Anyone gone through a surgery like this?

Collars, crates, & other cool things / Need a pretty girl dog collar?
« on: March 03, 2006, 04:09:22 pm »
Even though I don't have a girl BPO, I know how hard it is to find pretty collars big enough to fit our princesses.  Well a friend of mine is making dog collars now.  She asked if I would be willing to post a pic of some of her collars.  I LOVE these collars and if I had a girly dog (Araby doesn't count) I would get one in a heart beat.  The pink one is already taken (Just posting it to show her work), but the green one is still up for sale, and the link is here.  I think they're the perfect mix of elegant understated glamour, still functional and not at all tacky.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Citzenship test
« on: February 20, 2006, 06:06:45 pm »
How many of us would pass this test?

(PS I got a 29.  Damn Electoral College....... ...)

Sanity became obsessed with these logs (The winds have been really bad so there's huge tree limbs everywhere), and this deflated basketball.  And Araby is FAST.

Oh and the last pic is me trying to get a head shot but #1 I wasn't close enough, and #2, well you can see #2, or maybe I should have made that #1.........

Fast Araby:
Log Video #1:
Log Video #2:

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Michael, get a move on!
« on: February 20, 2006, 03:14:22 pm »
In the past THREE days, I've had THREE people I could've given a BPO card to.  Two of them came into the salon and I was able to give them the website, but the other was an obviously Newf obsesed person, but I just saw evidence of it on their car and in the big shaggy black dog in the back seat.  I would've loved something to stick under their wiper blade.  Or a TASTEFUL Window Decal, as I don't like bumperstickers :P  We must share BPO with the world!

Specific Website Information / Ummm is it just me?
« on: February 20, 2006, 03:00:38 pm »
Or is the main board kind of screwy?:  It's listing every single post instead of just bumping the latest threads.

Anything Non-Dog Related / Ang's MP3 Player Saga
« on: February 20, 2006, 11:50:15 am »
A few weeks ago I bought Matt an MP3 Player as he has wanted one for a long time and the Christmas present I got him (With money I took from his ATM card) was really crappy.  It was about $200 at Wal-mart and I got it because I can put pictures on it, as I fully intend on stealing this at every opportunity because I am gadget obsessed.  You can see it here.

ANYWAYS I got him this MP3 player 3 weeks ago, and the lady in the electronics section informed me that if I didn't have my sales slip and the original packaging I couldn't bring it back.  So we kept the original packagina and sales slip until Friday where Matt's mom threw them out.  Lovely.  But everything was working fine so it wasn't that big of a deal. 

Until last night.  I had stolen the MP3 player and taken it to work, where it was fine.  I go to listen to music while reading a book (Because Matt was watching some weird @ss IFC movie) and it wouldn't turn on.  Hmmmmmmmmm.... ....  The battery was fine earlier, so I hook it up to the charger, where it is supposed to automatically turn on and inform me that it is in fact charging.  Nothing.  I go downstairs and hook it up to the computer where it is supposed to automatically turn on and inform me that it is in fact hooked up to the computer.  Nothing. 

So I am kind of freaked out at this point.  I look on line and it tells me to use the Philips Device manager, which, of course, I don't have, so I must LOCATE the Philips Device Manager, Download it, and then put all the music back on because although the Philips Device manager is a miracle worker it will erase everything.  Joy.  So I find it, DL it, and hook the MP3 player up to it.  Philips Device Manager in all it's infinite wisdom tells me to hook up the "Device".  "I did!" I tell the Philips Device Manager.  It calls me a liar.  Stupid head. 

Matt has at this time meandered downstairs to see what I was swearing about.  Mostly because he was bored and his stupid movie was over.  We swear all the time at my house so long loud strings of profanities aren't really cause for concern.  "What are you putting on MY MP3 player Gadget Hog?"  "Nothing"  "Well what are you doing?"  "Nothing"  *Silence*  "What the **** did you do?"  "It just won't turn on!"  "AGHHHHHHHHHHH I CAN'T EVER HAVE ANYTHING NICE!"  "I'll fix it Honey!"  "Grrrrrrrrrrrr"  I try some other things, which don't work, and Matt asks if he can throw it against the wall.  I glare at him.  "It's mine, I can break it if I want to......"

We locate a tech service number, which by some miracle is still open.  YAY!!!!!!!!  I call and am informed that they now use Voice prompts, which promts me to utter "Sh*t........"  "Sorry that was not one of the options listed."  So I listen to the options, which were obviously created to keep you on the phone until either you die of old age, or get angry and, choosing not to waste your time, hang up and then they don't have to deal with you.  I, being young, and as such stupid and not afraid of death, braved the evil insiduous options.  Instead of asking "Are you calling about a TV?"  They asked "Are you calling about a 50" plasma flat HDTV Pixel Plus, a  30" real flat progressive scan widescreen HDTV, a 27" real flat SDTV........"  Then they ask if I'm calling about a DVD Player/recorder, a DVD Player with no recorder, just the player, a DVD/VHS Combo Player/recorder, a DVD/VHS Combo with no recorder, just player, a remote, a cable box...."  This is where I started crying.  Then I heard the belssed words "Are you calling about an MP..." "YESSSSSSSSSS!"  "Please wait until all the options are listed before you answer."  I started crying again.

I finally get to wait on hold for 15 minutes where I am repeatedly told that my call is important, but then they put on heroine laced Mariachi music to make me hang up.  I stuck through the music, although I think I need therapy now.  I get through to a woman.  I am very miffed right now, and I unload all my miffedness on this individual lady.  I inform her that this device I bought will not turn on, that I have tried to charge it, tried to hook it up to the computer, tried their little Philips device manager, and nothing works.  The woman is quiet for a moment and asks "Have you tried to reset it?"  I, in all my enraged glory, blurt out "How the **** do I do that?"  The even voiced woman at Philips tells me to hold the Volume + and the power button for 10 seconds, which I do, and then when I release it the screen lights up, happy to see me and assure me that it is in fact Go Gear and it's ready to assault my eardrums with soundwaves.  YAY, AND all my music was still there.  I thank the Philips lady, and inform Matt that I fixed it and I rule.  Because I do rule, even on general principle.

You guys do remember that right?  I hope so, I don't want to be old yet.  Anyway, all the sunscreen song is is giving life advice, and I thought it'd be a good idea to share some life advice here.

Do something outrageous and funky with your hair at least once in your life.  Go Blonde or Fire Engine Red or chop it all off.  It'll grow back or out, and in the meantime, they have some awesome wigs out there.

And for those who don't remember the sunscreen song.........

The lyrics to Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen, by Mary Schmich:
Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.

Do one thing every day that scares you.


Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Oh... My...... God...........
« on: February 16, 2006, 08:34:22 pm »
This link was in an ad in one of my Yahoo Dog Rescue Forums.

Anything Non-Dog Related / STOOOOOPID Ticket mongers!
« on: February 13, 2006, 05:52:57 pm »
OK.  Matt was having a rough day today.  I decided to buy him tickets to the Nickelback concert that is playing here MARCH 30th.  A month and a half away.  OK, well I go and the tickets were originally $34 - $45.  OK fine.  Well they are all SOLD.  The tickets only went on sale a little while ago.  Don't get me wrong though, they aren't sold out.  They're all on the scalper sites for like $85 - $250 each.  ARGHHHH this makes me so MAD!  Seriously.  I refuse to use a scalper.  I  HATE THEM NOW!  It's now like a personal vendetta.  I'm considering going to the concert anyways just to beat up scalpers.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrr.


Games & Jokes / All about a song
« on: February 08, 2006, 06:47:05 pm »
Here goes.  You can either post your own pic or comment on someone else's.  You pick a song title or lyric that best describes that pic.  I'll go first.

I'm a bitch......... ..

Great Dane Discussions / He's BAAAAAAAAAACK!
« on: February 07, 2006, 12:58:16 am »
That's right!  My baby boy is HOME!  Granted our reunion wasn't what I expected.  Moni had the camera all set up, I was waiting in a chair in the kitchen, he comes tearing around the corner, sees me, wuffs then hides behind Moni.  I bawled.  I bawled like a little baby.  Within about 15 mintues though he was cuddling with me and following me around, leading us to believe he was merely throwing a hissy fit.  He wedged himself between the front seats on the way home and spent the 2 and a half hour trip with his head in my lap.  I tried to take pics but apparently he's still miffed at me for leaving him for a month.   ::)

And YES I realize I look like a chipmunk.   >:(

Transporting & Traveling With Dogs / Anyone know about the "Puppy Bus" ?
« on: February 05, 2006, 11:25:06 am »
I was surfing some petfinder sites today and this one place in TN uses something called "The Puppy Bus", that brings pups all the way to New England for $100 (And you have to have your health certificate)  This would be much cheaper and more convenient for Eddie to get to his new forever home.  I was wondering if anyone had heard of them, and if they had, was it good or bad?  And if it was good, do you have contact info?  Thanks!

Anything Non-Dog Related / Woo Hoo my first Money Grubbing spam!
« on: February 04, 2006, 11:25:15 pm »
Whenever I see the news stories about the spams you get that ask you for your user name and password I'm always inwardly sad because I've never gotten one.  I mean not that I really WANT one, but it's like if you were a famous movie star and the paparazzi never followed you.  Sure it's annoying, but them having no interest means that no one cares about the brand name of the loofah you scrub your bum with.  And that makes you sad.  I mean you don't appreciate the invasion of privacy, but you feel special that people hang on the mundanity that is your every day life.  Anyways I got my first one today!  (Account stealing spam, not the paparazzi)


Anything Non-Dog Related / Need puter help
« on: January 30, 2006, 09:39:47 pm »
OK I need to buy a computer.  However I have a problem.  I have NO clue what I'm doing.  I want something that's pretty and fast and I can do my graphic intensive work on without it imploding.  I want to keep it under a grand, and be able to burn CDs on it.  I went to the Dell and Compaq site and those cheap little computers start getting really expensive when Is tart clicking buttons.  Any help? 

Edited to add

I like this but it doesn't come with software (I like word excel and Powerpoint) And I have no clue about the technical crap

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