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Great Pyrenees Discussions / HELP!!!! HELP!!!! Help times 28!!!!
« on: May 23, 2006, 06:53:53 am »
Pearland, Tx  Animal control busted a Great Pyrenees collector this weekend. She had 40 animals in her house. 36 Great Pyrenees and six cats. Almost all the dogs were kept in kennels all day, every day. The kennels were rarely cleaned, and the dogs were filthy, matted, and sick.

My group, SPIN Inc., took 12 dogs. Another member of another rescue group took 10, but the Board of that group refused to put the dogs in their program, so SPIN has agreed to take those 10 as well. We need foster homes anywhere in Texas for these dogs. If anyone is close to Sequin, the shelter there can use help with the 18 dogs they have there.

The last 8 are being held temporarly near San Antonio. If nobody else steps up, we will have to take them also.

If my math is correct that's 28 Pyrs going to rescue, 1 was PTS becasue she was sick, 1 agressive male was PTS. The collector was allowed to keep three animals, so there is one unaccounted for, besides the cats

None of these dogs have had shots (7 in 1, Bordetella)$6.00
None of these dogs have been wormed. $5.00
None have altered. $70.00
None of them have had been checked for heartworm. $15.00
None of them have had Rabies shots $8.00

That nearly $3000.00 just for the BASIC vetting, not mention food, grooming, and regular meds, like for fleas, ticks, and heartworms. We're expecting some additional medical problems from some. I know BPO does not allow solicitions for donations, so I'm not asking for money, I'm just stating facts! Like the fact we NEED money, and we can take donations through Paypal on our website.

TO all my BPO friends, I'm sorry I've been MIA for months now. New house, new job, and the ordinary rescue stuff have kept me away from you. And here I return begging for help. I miss all the BPO stuff. Maybe I'll get settled in soon. Of course, when the outside temp hit 100+, I'll find LOTS of time to stay inside on the computer.

Thanks for anything you can do.

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Hello from Pupdaddy
« on: March 15, 2006, 11:11:11 pm »
I'm sorry I been MIA for a few weeks, but the States Attorney was deterimined to keep me in jail until the trial. But a few of the so called "witnesses" disappreared, and some other suddenly got amnesia. So, I keep my perfect record, 22 arrests and no convictions! Tony and the boys at Bada Bing had a big party to celebrate me getting sprung, then I moved from Jersey to New York to fill in for Johnny Sack until his problem disapprears.

Ok, nothing really THAT exciting! ( Can you tell I'm a Sopranos fan?) I did get a new job, and it been kicking my butt, plus all the rescue stuff, plus looking to buy a new house, sell my old house. blah, blah, blah...

I've got a contract on a new house with 1.2 acres. Lots of room for the pups to run around, and no neighbor close to be  bothered by their barking. The back bedroom has a tile floor, so that will be the dogs domain.

My big puppy Ranger goes to his new home this weekend. He's completely recovered from being hit by the car. He's even gotten over being skittish when walking near the street. It's a "It's a small world" type adoption. He is going to live with a lady who adopted a dog from SPIN last year, that dog happens to me the sister of my Kendra! I hope she will keep Ranger in line like Kendra does.

I've got two new fosters to tell you about. Peaches is a little over a year old. She was a pregnant, heart worm + stray from Tyler. We had her hw treated 3 1/2 weeks, and she' been a different dog for the last two weeks. She and Ranger played on the couch, chewing on each other face for half an hour. When they started racing around the room, I had to kick Peaches out, to keep her calm, and to save my furniture from getting wrecked.

Ramona is 9 or 10 weeks old. She has cute hounddog face. She has double dews, and a pink spotted belly, but, oh, those eyes! We think she might me a St mix, that might explain the eyes. She's going to be a monster, huge paws and weighs 20 pounds. She's not very people oriented, but loves playing with the big dogs. Earl can't stand her, she follows him around and pesters him all day long. Ramona the pest, she lives up to her name!

Well, I miss you all, and hope to get my life back in order soon. My new job is great, and a nice FAT promotion, but I'm comutting for a hour twice every day, plus working long hours until we get the new theatre open.

I'll be back!

Games & Jokes / Silly dog trick
« on: January 31, 2006, 09:19:48 am »
BAD HUMAN! You shouldn't fool mans best friend like this!

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Isolating a dog
« on: January 31, 2006, 08:28:08 am »
I got this comment off of another list:
... abandonment is the worst form of punishment for a dog - it's what they use for seriously aggressive dogs in the ABOTC anti-aggression program and even they only consider abandoning for 20 minutes max. Making a dog sleep by itself without a human or canine companion, is a recipe for psychosis. It's no different than making a child live in a closet or the garage. Dogs are pack animals and that is just another word for "affectionate" or family.

Who agrees with this and who thinks it's an overstatement?

Games & Jokes / Too much time on your hands
« on: January 29, 2006, 02:12:18 am »
What happens when you:

1) have nothing to do

2) own a sharp knife

3) have a large lime

4) own a patient cat

5) drink too much tequila

6) and it's football season?

Games & Jokes / Pets Diary
« on: January 25, 2006, 06:30:45 pm »
A dog's diary:

 7 am - Oh boy! A walk! My favorite!

 8 am - Oh boy! Dog food! My favorite!

 9 am - Oh boy! The kids! My favorite!

 Noon - Oh boy! The yard! My favorite!

 2 pm - Oh boy! A car ride! My favorite!

 3 pm - Oh boy! The kids! My favorite!

 4 pm - Oh boy! Playing ball! My favorite!

 6 pm - Oh boy! Welcome home Mom! My favorite!

 7 pm - Oh boy! Welcome home Dad! My favorite!

 8 pm - Oh boy! Dog food! My favorite!

 9 pm - Oh boy! Tummy rubs on the couch! My favorite!


 11 pm - Oh boy! Sleeping in my people's bed! My favorite!


 A cat's diary:

Day 183 of my captivity. My captors continued to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced ! to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the  hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from clawing the  furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another house plant.  Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded - must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair - must try this on their bed. Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body in an attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear in their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was. Hmmm, not working according to plan.  There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in

solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the food. More important, I overheard that my confinement was due to my powers of inducing "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.


I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The bird, on the other hand, has got to be an informant and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room, his safety is assured.  But I can wait; it is only a matter of time.


Games & Jokes / Mind Games Dogs Play With Humans
« on: January 22, 2006, 01:46:17 am »
Mind Games Dogs Play With Humans   

1. After your humans give you a bath, DON'T LET THEM TOWEL   
DRY YOU! Instead, run to their bed, jump up and dry your-   
self off on the sheets. This is especially good if it's   
right before your human's bedtime.   

2. Act like a convicted criminal. When the humans come home,   
put your ears back, tail between your legs, chin down and   
act as if you have done something really bad. Then, watch   
as the humans frantically search the house for the damage   
they think you have caused.(Note: This only works when you   
have done absolutely nothing wrong.)   

3. Let the humans teach you a brand new trick. Learn it   
perfectly. Then the humans try to demonstrate it to someone   
else, stare blankly back at the humans. Pretend you have no   
idea what they're talking about.   
4. Make your humans be patient. When you go outside to go   
'pee', sniff around the entire yard as your humans wait. Act   
as if the spot you choose to go pee will ultimately decide   
the fate of the earth.   

5. Draw attention to the human. When out for a walk always   
pick the busiest, most visible spot to go 'poo'. Take your   
time and make sure everyone watches. This works particularly   
well if your humans have forgotten to bring a plastic bag.   

6. When out for a walk, alternate between choking and cough-   
ing every time a strange human walks by.   

7. Make your own rules. Don't always bring back the stick   
when playing fetch with the humans. Make them go and chase   
it once in a while.   

8. Hide from your humans. When your humans come home, don't   
greet them at the door. Instead, hide from them, and make   
them think something terrible has happened to you. (Don't   
reappear until one of your humans is panic-stricken and   
close to tears).   

9. When your human calls you to come back in, always take   
your time. Walk as slowly as possible back to the door.   

10. Wake up twenty minutes before the alarm clock is set   
to go off and make the humans take you out for your morn-   
ing business. As soon as you get back inside, fall asleep.   
(Humans can rarely fall back asleep after going outside,   
this will drive them nuts!)   


Games & Jokes / How Many Dogs does it take to change a light bulb?
« on: January 20, 2006, 12:59:56 am »
1. Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we've
got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying
about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring
that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in
the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light
bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please,
please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll change it as soon as I've led these
people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any,
and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has
tried to take advantage of the situation.

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing
off the walls and furniture.

9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see
a light bulb!

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet
in the dark.

11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or "We don't need no
stinking light bulb."

12. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

13. Australian Shepherd: First, I'll put all the light bulbs in
a little circle...

14. Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll
do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will
be dry.

How many cats does it take to change a light bulb?

Cats do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So,
the real question is:

"How long will it be before I can expect some light, some
dinner, and a massage?"


Great Pyrenees Discussions / Why I love Pyrs
« on: January 19, 2006, 08:33:39 pm »
CARNATION, Wash. - A barn fire killed six purebred sheep and destroyed a couple's irreplaceable guitars and family scrapbooks and three vehicles, but it could have been worse.

Diane Pagel and her husband, Jeff Freeman, thought they had lost as many as 20 prized sheep when their barn about three miles north of town burned down because of an electrical short-circuit early Thursday morning.

Then they discovered all but six sheep had been herded to safety by Kodiak, their Great Pyrenees guard dog.

"Sheep will go to where it is safe, and for them that was the barn," Pagel said, "but apparently Kodiak got them out. He was the last one out of the barn because hair has been burned on his back legs and back."

Her biggest loss was Granny, a 14-year-old toothless ewe who required special food.

"She was the Eve of my herd," said Pagel, a
Federal Aviation Administration aerospace engineer.

The fire was reported shortly before 5 a.m PST and the barn was filled with smoke and flames when firefighters arrived, Eastside Fire and Rescue Chief Lee A. Soptich said. Fire crews had to go more than a mile for water and struggled to cool a 500-gallon propane tank outside the barn and keep it from exploding, Soptich said.

"If the tank had caught on fire, it would have acted like a bomb," Freeman said.

Losses include all the original words and music of his two bands; his four guitars, a 1957 Telecaster and three custom-made instruments; a Nissan pickup, Subaru Legacy station wagon and Mazda Navajo; several bicycles, and equipment for Freeman's work as a painting contractor.

"I lost my childhood," Freeman said. "That's where I kept all my personal scrapbooks and pictures. They can't be replaced."

Games & Jokes / Why Dogs can't use computers
« on: January 19, 2006, 11:27:24 am »
10. He's distracted by cats chasing his mouse.

9. SIT and STAY were hard enough; CUT and PASTE are out of the question.

8. Saliva-coated floppy disks refuse to work.

7. Three words: carpal paw syndrome.

6. Involuntary tail wagging is a dead give-away that he's browsing instead of working.

5. The fire hydrant icon is simply too frustrating.

4. He can't help attacking the screen when he hears "You've Got Mail."

3. It's too messy to "mark" every Web site he visits.

2. The FETCH command isn't available on all platforms.

1. He can't stick his head out of Windows XP.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Inner Strength
« on: January 18, 2006, 01:03:42 pm »
Inner Strength

If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can get going without pep pills,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment

If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him,

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without liquor,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

...Then You Are Probably The Family Dog!

Ranger started (and finished) and new pair of socks, and continued the the phone books.

Great Pyrenees Pictures / Well, their momma was a pyr!
« on: January 12, 2006, 04:41:37 pm »
Oh! Puppies!!!!

Great Pyrenees Discussions / Bad New - Good News
« on: January 09, 2006, 09:10:33 pm »
Bad News- My foster puppy, Ranger, age 8 months, got out and got hit by a car Sunday evening.

Good News - As of today, Tuesday, he's going to be ok.

I took all four of my dogs out the gate to visit  DoggyKamp. With 310 pounds of dogs pulling on me, I forgot to close the gate behind me. When I came home, hours later, I came in through the breezway, and let the dogs out into the back yard. A minute later, I found the backyard empty. Earl, Kendra, and Dudley were three houses away. I got them home a minute later.
I saw Ranger four houses away in another direction. A young lady and her mother were following him, and said he had been running like he was on a mission, when he darted into the street. She hit him before she had a chance to stop.
Ranger is at VCA Betline under Dr Marta Guevara's care. Nothing is broken. He has a nasty laceration on his front right leg and a small abrasion above his right eye. Xrays showed air in his chest cavity ( pneumothorax ) Dr Guevara has him on oxygen, and drained 2 liters of air out of his chest. She said his color was better, and his second xray at 9:30 looked better, but was showing more brusing on his lung(s). He did walk himself around to go potty.

Ranger's condition did not change much overnight, but Dr. Guevara thinks he's stablilizing. He was panting again, so Dr Green tapped his chest again this morning, but only got 1 liter of air this time, and his color is good. He went to the bathroom outside, his blatter was so full, Dr G thinks part of his breathing problem might have been
discomfort from the blatter.

The report on Ranger was very good today. The oxygen in in blood was almost at normal levels. While he still has some air in his chest cavity, it is continuing to improve. Dr Green is still not comfortable with knocking him out to repair the laceration on his leg, but it should be able to be fixed tomorrow, and then he can come home.
Thank you to everyone who has sent me encouragement. Now, please send me stuff to put in a garage sale to pay for all of this medical attention. If you have anything, please bring it Saturday to the AAP. Kids clothes and denim jeans sell great.
Please hurry, the look Cindy keeps giving me for spending SPIN money has me scared!

(FYI. Cindy is former President of SPIN, and current treasurer. She is the original Scrooge, unless it comes to doing something for the dogs. She hoards all of SPIN's scheckles, but this will test her patience. If anyone can help, please help me survive her wrath)

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