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The Humane Society and Bush's Baked Beans put on this photo contest and I thought it was worth sharing.

Saint Bernard General Discussions / Re: Who's dog is BIGGEST???
« on: August 21, 2006, 07:06:55 am »
Drake is just a little Newf, weighing in at a meager 130 lbs.  But we prefer him that way.  If any of you remember though, we did do a "Big Paw" contest and it was a 3 way tie between Drake, Bear and Ruckus with all their paws measuring in at 4 in.  Here's a link to that thread for any interested parties  ;D:,5276.0.html

Thanks guys, I called Drake's vet office and they said that it might be a good idea to bring in a fecal sample.  They said it could be worms or some other issues but obviously it's impossible to diagnose over the phone.  For all of you who asked, we went to Alaska and Drake stayed at home with my Brother and girlfried who housesat for us.  They've watched him before and we told them exactly what to feed him, so I don't know what the problem is.  He's hardly a neglected dog, more like a spoiled brat.  Any way, time will tell and I'm sure he'll be fine.  I'll let you all know.

We've noticed that ever since we got back from our trip, Drake has been extra ravenous.  He normally won't even touch his food unless we put a little broth or hot water/meat in it, now he goes straight for the bowl and starts eating the dry kibble.  He has never done that and he eats his food as fast as possible.  Should we be concerned?  Can a sudden eating change like this be a problem?  I know if dogs are off their food it can be bad, but if they suddenly become ravenous like a hippy who just smoked 3 joints, is that a bad thing?  Any advice or knowledge on this would be appreciated.  :-\

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: newfoundland dog becomes life guard
« on: August 15, 2006, 09:06:04 am »
That is a great story to read, although it makes total sense.  Newfs are born to do that, it just takes a little training to get them to understand these skills that they naturally have.  On a funny side note, not that I was looking for it, but if you look closely in the picture of Bilbo, his lipstick is hanging out.  Yuck!  Do all Newfs do that?  I know they can't help it, but I really don't care to see my dog's wacker every time he sits.  :P

Also, did you guys click on the first link that Zenna gave that had the story about the artist Ron Mueck?  Those figures he creates are so real and scary looking, creepy stuff.  They look human!  :o

The easiest thing you can do, especially if you have Photoshop, is click on Image Size-> then change the pixels to 72 dpi.  After you have done that, save that altered image as a copy and you won't ruin the original image you were working with. After you post the copy on BPO, you can delete it.  That's what I always do and the images usually come out fine.  You can sharpen the image as well, under the Filter selection, to make it clearer to see.  FYI - images online are only displayed in 72 dpi, that is the limit for the internet, using anything more than that is unnecessary and will usually result in images too large to completely see.  Images that are saved in 180-300 dpi are really only for reprinting or manipulation.  Hope this helps!  ;)

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: IT'S HERE!!! My Drake Fur Hat is Here!
« on: August 02, 2006, 05:40:11 am »
Seriously, that rules.  I think it's really, really cool. And here in Colorado, we are winter hat snobs.  They have to be the right shape or else you look like a little odd on the slopes.  ;)

If people didn't know what it was made of they would love it. They would think it was really cool wool. I like it better since it's made with Drake's hair.  :) I still want one...

How are baby names coming along?


Thanks Julie!  Sounds like you live in Aspen.  Aaassspennn... Where the beer flows like wine.  I can't wait until the next Tahoe ski season when I'll be able to swish down the slopes with Drake keeping my head warm.

As for Baby names, I think we've pretty much settled on Paige, but we'll keep our minds open until the big day arrives. 

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: IT'S HERE!!! My Drake Fur Hat is Here!
« on: August 02, 2006, 05:21:40 am »
Bro that's awesome. It look really well done, I think I'll follow your exact path in getting that done.

Jaime and I have been saving Bear's hair for almost a year now - we have so much Bear hair it's ridiculous.
Thanks Michael, yeah you should go for it.  I'm stoked that I'll be wearing it when I pull in some fat Halibut out in the Cook Inlet. But like I said before, use Bears undercoat if you can.  We had the groomer collect all the nice clean outercoat fur that they cut off.  It may be nice and Newfie Dark and durable/water resistant, but it's scratchy.  I'm hoping it will soften with washing and wear, but if I did it again, I would try undercoat fur.  Also, if you can find a friend or family member to knit or crochet the hat for you, do it.  Still have VIP Fibers spin the yarn, that's about $70 to do 10 oz.  But if they make the hat too, you're looking at about $130.  It's just more meaningful if someone special makes it.  Look forward to seeing yours one day.

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: IT'S HERE!!! My Drake Fur Hat is Here!
« on: August 01, 2006, 07:13:46 pm »
I had to do this....

A Newf wearing a Newf Fur Hat.  ;D ;D ;D

Newfoundland Discussions / Re: IT'S HERE!!! My Drake Fur Hat is Here!
« on: August 01, 2006, 05:03:33 pm »
Ok, I know I look scary in these pics, but I don't care.  I'm off to Alaska tomorrow and I'm growing a manly Fisherman moustache, at least I'm trying to....

So here's the hat.  It's so warm!  A bit of advice to you folks, if you're going to do this, use the undercoat if you can.  It's much softer.  My hat is a bit scratchy, but hopefully it will soften with time.  Maybe a run in the washer with some liquid softener will help.  Gypsy, the hat cost me NOTHING!!!  My friend crocheted it for me, I'll send her some wine.  The only cost was getting the yarn made.  $70 for 10 oz.  So what do you guys think?  Comments please, be honest.  Cute?  Ugly?  My wife is embarrassed and friends think I'm nuts to want a hat made out of my dogs fur.  I don't care, it will be a part of Drake that I will be able to keep forever!   ;D

Newfoundland Discussions / IT'S HERE!!! My Drake Fur Hat is Here!
« on: August 01, 2006, 06:08:02 am »
After such a long wait, my patience has paid off.  I forgot to get the mail yesterday, so I checked it today before I went to work.  There was a package in there and insided it was my DRAKE FUR HAT!!!  It is so great!!!  My friend hand crocheted it in about 2 days and she did such a great job.  I had to take off for work, so I'll take some pictures tonight and post them.  You guys really need to do something like this, it is so cool!  I have been smiling all morning.  ;D ;D ;D

Poor Buddy!  He looks like he just wants to rush in there.  A Newf should not be denied a decent place to play...  I guess that's So Cal for ya.

Signed it last week, hope this all gets worked out for you Jaime.  What a shame to have a fun park right next to you and not be able to use it.  We have used the school right next to us so much with Drake, having a place in the vicinity of your house is so great!  Let us know what happens.

I saw your avatar of Pascua as a puppy and I had to say Welcome!  Pascua is a beautiful dog.  THOSE EARS ARE HUMONGOUS!!! Hope you have fun here!!!

Newfoundland Pictures / Youtube Newfs
« on: July 26, 2006, 06:36:34 pm »
Has anybody seen this video on Youtube?  4 NEWFS!!!  A houseful of Newfs, and what a interesting house too.  And what's up with the music in the background??  I think this is from Europe, from the sound of the guys voice. The video is nothing special but the dogs are just so chill and remind me so much of Drake.  Essence of Newf.  Makes me want to get another Newf.

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