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Newfoundland Discussions / newfie on CL in Oregon
« on: February 05, 2009, 03:13:27 pm »
pics on the site... looks absolutely handsome

I couldn't get the pics, but I copied and emailed them to myself so if anybody wants... PM me and I can email the 2 pics from the site, if it gets flagged.


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Date: 2009-02-05, 1:52AM PST

male one year 1/2 old
awesome dog loves kids and other dogs
and even cats
he is layed back and calm loves water and to
go for walks and car rides
he is big about 180
he is a big lover and is upd on shots and is fixed
adoption fee is 150 to a good home   

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Rare Breed Mastiff Discussions / 14 week old Fila Puppy on craigslist
« on: January 04, 2009, 04:45:23 pm »
found this tonight if anyone is interested.  no pic.

 :'( :'( :'(
Thought maybe more eyes could help.  These two have been missing for a while. 
thanks.  Karen

 Two dogs stolen 13 weeks ago: Great Dane and a Mastiff - $800 REWARD (Cherry Grove/Gaston, OR)

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Date: 2008-04-13, 1:38PM PDT

Our two dogs are still missing, please let us know if you have ANY information. They have been gone since mid-January. Someone out there picked them up and most likely sold them, one was wearing id tags, both are microchipped - if you recently purchased a dog or dogs matching these descriptions, PLEASE contact us, we will pay the reward and compensate you for your costs to get them back.

Details: Oryx is a female black Great Dane with a white spot on her chest, and Topi is a female fawn-colored (light tan with black face and ears) English Mastiff. They both turned a year old in February. Both are spayed, and are microchipped. The are both very large, about 130 lbs each by now.

We are offering an $800 reward for their safe return, absolutely no questions asked.

Call 503-985-3327 with information, anytime day or night. Thank you!! 

Location: Cherry Grove/Gaston, OR
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These people are the poster children for "the complete moron".  And to think they got paid for their stupidity.  I'm still dizzy from reading these.

Hot dog, it's time  again for the annual "Stella Awards"!  For those
unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella
Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully  sued the
McDonald's in New Mexico where she purchased  the coffee

That's  right, these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and
verdicts that happened in the U.S. during 2006. You know, the kinds  of
cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your  head scratcher handy.
Here are the "Stellas" for the  past year:

To kick things off the right way,  there was a three-way tie for 5th place.

Kathleen Robertson of  Austin , Texas , was awarded $80,000 by a jury of
her  peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running
inside a furniture store. The store owners were  understandably surprised
by the verdict, considering the  running toddler was Ms. Robertson's  son.

Also in 5th place is Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California -  you
knew California had to be in the list somewhere,  right? - who won $74,000
plus medical expenses when his  neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda

Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of  the car
when he was trying to steal his neighbor's  hubcaps. Go ahead, grab your
head  scratcher.

The last of the 5th Place  winners was Terrence Dickson, of Bristol ,
Pennsylvania  , who was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of
the garage. Unfortunately f or Dickson, the automatic garage door  opener
malfunctioned and he could not get the garage  door to open. Worse, he
couldn't re-enter the house  because the door connecting the garage to the
house  locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to subsist for eight -
count 'em, 8! - days on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of  dry dog food,
he sued the homeowner's insurance company  claiming undue mental anguish.

Amazingly, the jury said the  insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000
for his  anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish. Keep scratching.

There are more.

Jerry Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, garnered 4th Place in  the
"Stellas" when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical  expenses after being
bitten on the butt by his next door  neighbor's beagle - even though the
beagle was on a  chain in it's owner's fenced yard. Williams did not get as
much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might  have been
provoked at the time of the butt bite because  Williams had climbed over
the fence into the yard and  repeatedly shot the dog w ith a pellet gun.
Grrrrr  scratch, scratch.

Third Place went to Amber Carson of Lancaster , Pennsylvania ,  because a
jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay  her $113,500 after she
slipped on soft drink and broke  her tailbone (coccyx). The reason the soft
drink was on  the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30
seconds earlier during an argument. What ever happened to people being
responsible for their own actions? Scratch, scratch,  scratch.

Hang in there, there are only two more Stellas to go.

Second Place : Kara  Walton, of Claymont, Delaware, sued the owner of a
night  club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to
the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton  was
trying to sneak through the ladies room window to  avoid paying the $3.50
cover charge, the jury said the  night club had to pay her $12,000 ... oh,
yeah, plus  dental expenses. Go figure.

Finally, (may I have a fanfare played on 50 kazoos please)  this year's
runaway F irst Place Stella Award winner was  Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who  purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home.
On her  first trip home - from an OU football game, no less - having driven
on to the free way, she set the cruise control at 70  mph and calmly left
the driver's seat to go to the back  of the Winnebago to make herself a

Don't look so incredulous. Remember, we're talking about Oklahoma  here.

Not  surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturn

Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting  in
the owner's manual that she couldn't actually leave  the driver's seat
while the cruise control was set. The  Oklahoma jury awarded her - you are
sitting down, right?  - $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago
actually  changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs.
Grazinski has any relatives who might buy a motor home.

Great dane mom and her two pups(4 months).  Neglected.  Read this about the mom.  Her pups are with her, but none are available for adoption.  She had a leg amputated on 5/2 and the pups are too afraid of humans.  At 4 months, these pups have had about... "zero" human contact.  Poor things!  I hope that foster homes can show them that there is love in this ugly world.

Margaret was Great!! :)
But, the Rescue she was dealing with approved the adoption on 3/16, then I got the PM on 3/28 the they decided not to go through with the adoption. :'( 
I sent the adoption fee of $350.00 (overnight) to her on 3/22.  I was so fortunate that Margaret held on to the money and did not hand it over right away, because the Rescue would not have gave my money back... even thought they backed out of the contract, not me.  She said it's in fine print somewhere, but it's not on the contract that I signed!!!  The Rescue would have "chaulked" it up as a donation and not given my "adoption fee" back.  Has anyone else ever heard of this before?
I was devasted enough that they broke the contract and my heart :'( :'((he was already mine... I couldn't wait) and then to hear that I almost didn't get my $$ back.... I've been a bit upset the last couple days. 
I won't say too much, but I have a feeling the adoption wasn't going to be a reality all along. :-X  Especially since I'm in Oregon and Murphy/Rescue is in New York... they probably didn't think I would have come all the way over to NY to make a big stink regarding a meer(sp?) $350...
they don't know me very well, cuz I don't appreciate anyone forcing me to make a donation... don't get me wrong, I back rescues and I donate to a good cause, but to take my $$ under false pretenses(allegedly), kinda rubs me the wrong way.  Margaret was pissed and felt they might have broke the contract to give Murphy to a "friend", so she decided to keep him herself, and possibly start her own rescue.  I'm just glad she was on top of how things are run at the Rescue and didn't hand over the $$$. 
I should have the $$ sent back to me next week.  Then I can put it back in my "OEM" fund. 
I'm still waiting to hear back from Margaret, because I don't even know which Rescue I was dealing w/(My Bad!! :-[)and I want to make sure I don't deal w/ them ever again.
The adoption papers were generic, and I was told that all three of the rescues she dealt w/ were similar... identical forms, rules and regulations.
Has anyone ever had this happen before??
I'm definately dealing w/ someone alot closer.
Thanks for listening to me vent... :)

Anything Non-Dog Related / Darwin Awards!! Love These!
« on: March 26, 2007, 04:05:53 pm »
Yes, it's again that magical time of the year when the Darwin Awards are bestowed, honoring the least evolved among us.   


Here is the glorious Winner:

1. When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.


And now, the Honorable Mentions:

2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat-cutting machine and submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.


3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.


4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus Driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies.

The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.


5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.


6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer: $15.

(If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?)


7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he just throw a cinderblock through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinderblock and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinderblock bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.


8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, ""Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from.""


9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at 5 a.m., flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.



10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was the best laugh he ever had.



In the interest of bettering human kind please share these with your friends and family. Unless of course one of these 10 individuals by chance is a distant relative or long lost friend. In that case be glad they are distant and hope they remain lost.

Untraceable (due out 1/08) is being filmed here in Portland, Oregon. 
The house they are using for the opening scene belongs to my parents' neighbor.  So, last Tuesday evening, while they were filming (no famous people here) and utilizing my parents yard (1/2 acre) for some of there equipment, lighting and "extras" tent, my mother and I did alot of people watching and just plain enjoying the "making" and "waiting" that goes into filming a major motion picture.
Most of the filming was inside the house (where we couldn't see) or during the evening (no flashes aloud), so the pics aren't that great... just fun!  My kids had a good time with one of the "FBI Agents".  The last one was when I was leaving at about 12:30am... at the end of my parents driveway.  I was in awe of the amount of light the were using and had to take a pic.  The pics are not the best... like I said, we had fun!
There are about 18 pics...

Anything Non-Dog Related / Sweet Story: Being a Mother
« on: March 13, 2007, 11:24:32 am »
My dad sent this to me the other day.  It's such a great little story that I thought I'd share with others.

This isn't just about being a mother, it's about appreciating the people in your life while you have them.... no matter who that person is

After 21 years of marriage, My wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, "I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you."
The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie.
"What's wrong, are you well," she asked?
My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news.
& "I thought that it would be ple asant to spend some time with you, "I responded. "Just the two of us."
She thought about it for a moment, and then said, "I would like that
very much."
That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous.
When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date.
She waited in the door with her coat on.
She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary.
She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's.
"I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed," she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear about our meeting."
We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy.
My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.
After we sat down, I had to read the menu.
Her eyes could only read large print.
Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me.
A nostalgic smile was on her lips.
"It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,"she
said .
"Then it's time that you relax and let me return the favor," I responded.
During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation, nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other's life.
We talked so much that we missed the movie.
As we arrived at her house later, she said, "I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you."
I agreed.
"How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home.
"Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered.
A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack.
It happened so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her.
Sometime later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.
An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates - one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son."
At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: "I LOVE YOU" and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till "some other time."

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby .... somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother,"normal" is history.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct .. somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring ... somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out good"...somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices ..somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother ....somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.

Somebody said you can't love the second child as much as you love the first ... somebody doesn't have two children.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing
questions in the books.... somebody never had a child stuff beans up
his nose or in his ears.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery ....somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten .. or on a plane headed for military "boot camp."

Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back ...somebody never organized seven giggling Brownies to sell cookies.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child get s married....som ebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home....somebo dy never had grandchildren.
Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her ... somebody isn't a mother.
Pass this along to all the "mothers" in your life, and to everyone who ever had a mother.

Searching Petfinder and found this handsome boy. 8) 

Mixed Breed Discussion / Mastiff / Saint mix in Columbia, MO
« on: February 18, 2007, 12:31:22 pm »
Can anyone help... he looks adorable!!

open 7 days a week...can anyone near check to see if this is a current ad??

Great Dane Discussions / Petfinder GD /mastiff female in Norco, CA
« on: February 04, 2007, 03:14:16 pm »
Can anyone help this girl???  I wish I could!!


Norco Animal Control/Shelter
Norco, CA
951-737-8972 Ext 11

Great Dane,Mastiff Mix

Size: Extra Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
ID: E0972
Notes: She is a big oaf and very lovable! She was quite underweight when she came in and has gained quite alot, but still needs a little more. She is very playful and would love to come home with you! She is about 2yrs old. She came in 1/15/07. Available now.

This pet has been altered.



Mixed Breed Discussion / Broken Toe
« on: February 02, 2007, 07:09:30 pm »
Tuesday morning Shasta broke her toe.  Not sure how she did it... I had the back door open for the girls to come in and out as they pleased, but she was outside w/ Mika.  I believe it was due to horseplay.  She's been walking and hobbling around and hasn't kept her from doing much... we have kept her from running around... the vet said that there wasn't much to do since it was one toe and it was being supported by her other toes.  Just have to wait a few weeks for it to heal and keep doing what we're doing.  She's still hobbling, but happy.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Red Cross Pet First Aid Class
« on: January 30, 2007, 06:16:38 pm »
I never knew this existed.  This article pertains to the Louisville, KY area.  Curious... anyone taken this class or something similar?  The article says it's as good as the people first aid classes... even dog mannequins.

Check this out... we're talking morbidly obese!!

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