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Spinone Italiano Discussions & Pictures / Re: spinone?
« on: February 21, 2006, 08:48:03 am »
To be honest a Spinone doesn't sound like the dog for you.  Bird dogs are VERY intelligent as a rule.  After suffering, I mean living with one for the past four years, trust me, I know what you mean about the back turning thing.  I dont' know about the energy level thing however.

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....... ...)

Anything Non-Dog Related / Re: Ang's MP3 Player Saga
« on: February 20, 2006, 05:48:02 pm »
wow ang, a new computer AND mp3 player!  you're rollin in the dough now aren't ya girl!  my goodness, i need to go get myself a job at a hair salon!  i've always wanted an mp3 player...wanna buy me one too?  please?

Not so much the job as the insane hours.  :P  AND I get paid bi weekly which is very bad, because you're rich for about 3 days, then it dawns on you you have NO money till a week and a half later.  Muchas suckiness

Great Dane Discussions / Re: Cost of Having a Great Dane
« on: February 20, 2006, 04:40:47 pm »
OK found this listed on DOL.

How much will a Great Dane Puppy Cost?

Basic Cost to Buy a puppy
Show Potential Puppy...$850 to $2,500 some are even $5000.
Companion Pup..... $500 to $1,200
Rescue - usually adult......$150 to $250++

*note: prices vary according to region, color, kennel, Gender,age,etc......

Cost of Shipping a puppy if out of state using Delta Cargo for a 6month old in a 700 series kennel. NY to CA $900. Smaller Kennels can be shipped counter to counter for less then $250 one way.
Pets must have a least one parvo vaccine and must have a Health Certificate and exam before Flying. Check your airlines regulations.No t all airlines ship pets.

Pet Ins........30+ a month. Will save you some money on Vaccinations, exams, x-rays & emergencies.
Heartworm pills .....$90
Puppy checkups and vaccines ....$100
Fecal test to test for parasites worm prescription from the vet
Worming paste from the local feed store (Safeguard)...$6.50
Tapeworm shot
Routine vet care - average ..$250
Advantage Flea and Tick control......
Spay/neuter .............. ..$200
Cropping (if not paid by breeder)..............$175-250
Bloat Surgery....... .$1000


Baby Gate.......... .. $40
Collars, at least 2 will cost.... $25
Six foot leash ......$15
Crate (Size 700#) ...$134
Big dog wire crate 37wx54dx45h... ....$239.95
Crate Pad (for 700#)....... $50
ID tag........... ....$ 4
Dog license (pet=15 intact=40)....$15
Nature's Miracle, stain remover....... .$17.95gallon
Obedience Classes ........$250
Handling Classes $5 for each class (daily cost)
Pooper scooper....... .. $18
Anti-chew spray -Bitter Apple.......$4.99
Rolled up newspaper..... . 50 cents. Smack yourself with it when your puppy piddles on the floor.
You were NOT watching!


Dog Bowls (2)....... $30
Raised double bowl holder......$20 or use plant stands 9+Premium adult dog food ($2.00 per day)Innova dog cost about $32+ for a large bag.Eagle pac dog food $20-35
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid or ester) 500mg...100 TAB $6.95
Glucosamine Liquid, powder or Capsules 500mg
MSM 500mg

Grooming supplies

Nail Grinder, Dremmel ...$60
Nail clippers..... $10.00 for large dog
Shampoos and bathing supplies .......$40
Super Groom Message petting tool......$7.00
Brushes....... .. $5-10
Tooth Brush......... ..... 2.95
Tooth Paste......... ..3.95


Toys (4 toys) .........$40+++
Large Raw beef bones from the Butcher......2 .00
Fencing....... ..... $500-1000++
Books about great danes.....$20each
Boarding 2 weeks minimum....... ......$280 usually around $10-$12 a day.


Rent rug shampooer twice a year ......$50O
Cleaning supplies......$75
Ear Taping Supplies
2 People
Foam Backer rod -(Insulation for pipes) From Home Depot or Masonry stores.
Tape-Zonas Tape or Elastikon Tape by Johnson and Johnson.
1- 1 1/2inch............................................1.89
Sharp and Bandage scissors
Skin Bond-Helps everything stick to the ear better.
Medi-Sol - Adhesive Remover. Goo Gone works as well. Helps to remove tape and Skin Bond easier. 4 OZ. $11.95
Alcohol-To clean pups ears inside and out.
Cotton Balls and Q-tips-Use with Alcohol to clean ears.
Astringent Ear powder-If your puppies ears are wet inside. Helps reduce ear odor. This is good for uncropped ears as well.


Treats........ ....$100
Bedding for dane size.....$30-90
You will need more then 4 toys ....$200
Chewed up reading glasses ....$200
A Suburban/Excursion to transport Danes ...........$45,000 (or other large vehicle)
New landscaping... ........$2,500+++
New Furniture after the other one get's chewed up
Remote controls- chewed up
Chewed up leather designer shoes
New Carpet
Carpenter work, replacing chewed up decks and wood around the house.

is that your new backyard??  way cool!

No, :(  That's my old backyard.  Some stuff has come up and I haven't been able to move yet.  Soon though......

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.

Everyone else has already given good info, but I thought I'd throw in my two cents.  I was wondering about the body language too.  I know when we got Sanity Araby would go after him constantly for absolutely no reason.  He still has scars on his face and notches out of his ears from it.  Turns out it was his body language, and he wasn't giving her the respect that she (As alpha bitch of the universe) deserved.  I don't know how long Rushmore has been around Nigel, but maybe there's social level problem going on.........

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Re: OEM-less Newbie
« on: February 19, 2006, 11:11:31 am »
Have you considered using Petfinder?

I found some Bull Mastiff puppies (I know you were looking for an OEM.
They aren't in CA but transports can always be arranged :)

1089798- Dog:Bull Mastiff
Austin,TX 5122437091 Luis Cortez 02-15-2006
Name: Biscuit
Delete Biscuit is a great dog, he is energetic, great with my son but needs a great deal of attention. Working full time and school doesnt allow much time for association. He is a pure bread unregistered Bull Mastiff and I am asking $200 as an adoption fee for him to make sure serious families or individuals apply. He is a great guard dog, and companion and is very sweet. He needs a loving and attentive home. Please only serious inquires. 

1089439- Dog:bull Mastiff PUP
Pontiac,IL 815-674-0921 Jamie 02-14-2006
Name: Minnie
Age:10 weeks
Delete I need to find a home for my 10 week old female bull mastiff pup. She is a great friendly dog. Does well with kids and other animals. her fee is $200 and I WILL NOT SHIP HER!!!! Please email me for more info and pictures of her. 

Old English Mastiff Discussions / Re: Old Mastiff with recurring problems
« on: February 19, 2006, 10:12:25 am »
:)Thanks to all of you. I recently started Max on Rimadyl and Syna-Flex. He has shown a marked improvement in only two weeks of rimadyl. The syna-flex hasn't had time to get into him good yet. I'm greatful for all of your suggestions.

I would check into another painkiller other than Rimadyl.  A friend of mine lost her Kuvasz to it, and there are marked other cases of dogs having severe reactions.

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 Everybodyís 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 theyíve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, youíll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you canít grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Donít 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.


Donít be reckless with other peopleís hearts. Donít put up with people who are reckless with yours.


Donít waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes youíre ahead, sometimes youíre behind. The race is long and, in the end, itís 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.


Donít feel guilty if you donít know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didnít know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still donít.

Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. Youíll miss them when theyíre gone.

Maybe youíll marry, maybe you wonít. Maybe youíll have children, maybe you wonít. Maybe youíll divorce at 40, maybe youíll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, donít congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody elseís.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Donít be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. Itís the greatest instrument youíll ever own.

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

Read the directions, even if you donít follow them.

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

Get to know your parents. You never know when theyíll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. Theyíre 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, youíll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Donít expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe youíll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Donít mess too much with your hair or by the time youíre 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 itís worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

I'm upset with the animal selling, and the 3 week old puppies being sold for $1500 because they're purse sized

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