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Meet & Greet BPOers / Re: So. Cal Playdate #3- when and where??
« on: January 26, 2006, 02:22:20 am »
I'm in for the 4th.  HB is definitely closer for me than Del Mar, but I can travel to either. ;D

Meet & Greet BPOers / Re: So. Cal Playdate #3- when and where??
« on: January 06, 2006, 11:36:01 pm »
I'm good with feb 4.  Sun or Surf will be fun, whichever the group seems to want the most.

Meet & Greet BPOers / Re: San Diego play date?
« on: January 06, 2006, 01:43:42 pm »
We're definitely up for either snow :P or surf 8)!

The photos are from Christmas in Lake Tahoe, and from our last visit to Long Beach (my guy is in back and his sister is in front)

Does anyone know if there's still snow up on the Angeles Crest Hwy?¬  There were some great areas up there near Mt Waterman that made good off-leash play areas last year (there was one area that had a nice little ravine beyond the parking area which separated the snowy hill from the main road)

I can't wait!!!!! ;D

Congrats to the winners, I just loved all the winning photos and can't wait for ordering details :D

And, I'll be getting out the camera throughout 2007 to get in the next calendar contest!

Golden Retriever Discussions / Re: I can't believe he caught one!
« on: November 11, 2005, 12:11:05 am »
Wow am I enjoying all the responses.... It's so nice to know that so many of you have dealt with similarly icky situations 

I was all grins and grimaces reading the story of LaurelGrove's brother bringing in the squirel "stuffie" in the middle of the night  :o

And, I can totally relate to the photos of Hugo!  Argus goes around from tree to tree checking each known squirrel nest and hang out location.  And, Chaosndestruct ion made me glad I don't have a digger...

Meet & Greet BPOers / Re: So. Cal November playdate
« on: November 11, 2005, 12:03:56 am »
sunday Nov 20?   :(   I have an obligation to run my church sound board that morning... couldn't make it to the park until at least noon.

Golden Retriever Discussions / Re: I can't believe he caught one!
« on: November 10, 2005, 04:43:17 pm »

Question for Moosedog, Argus is a Golden Retriever?¬  Do you clip him or is he a mix?¬  I've never seen a short haired Golden Retriever.¬  ???¬  Sorry if someone has asked you this already.

Argus is a golden retriever x labrador retriever but you have to choose "1" type as the first choice.  And, except for the fur length, he looks more GR than LR.  Actually, he got Mom's color, body type, and soft fur and daddy's size and fur length.  So, no trimming required! ;D

Meet & Greet BPOers / Re: So. Cal November playdate
« on: November 10, 2005, 04:36:35 pm »
I'm much more comfortable with Knoll Hill (San Pedro) than Huntington Dog Beach right now.  It's actually the closest dog park to my home.  Good suggestion!

I agree with an early meeting time -- before the weekend crowd hits.
The final date with the 19th right???? ???

Meet & Greet BPOers / Re: So. Cal November playdate
« on: November 08, 2005, 03:25:03 am »
I hate to rain on everyone's parade regarding Huntington Beach, but I'd like to STRONGLY request we move this event to the Long Beach dog beach....

Here's why:  So far, in southern california, Orange County is by far leading the way with dog influenza cases (more than 100).  Next is Los Angeles with 4 cases in Inglewood which originated in Orange County (according to my vet who is also located in Inglewood).  Orange County is the only nearby county with confirmed kennel closures and one vet with 80+ reported cases.

So, Long Beach may be a little further North (about 15 miles) from Huntington, but it also isn't in the center of an area that is most likely to expose all our dogs.  I know there's no way to totally avoid possible exposure, especially at a public dog area, but why choose the highest risk area?

Just my two cents...

Golden Retriever Discussions / I can't believe he caught one!
« on: November 08, 2005, 03:05:02 am »
The unimaginable finally happened yesterday.... Argus has been trying to catch one of these little critters for almost 4 years....¬  They taunt him daily, but he's so big and not the most graceful

So, yesterday afternoon it finally happened, he came trotting into the house with a large freshly dead squirrel carried gently in his mouth¬  :o (Eeeewwww!)¬  He made it past me and proceeded to drop it directly on the living room rug where he drops cookies, bisquits and toys. :-[

Besides being rather grossed out (I was in the middle of eating my lunch), I'm thankful there wasn't fur or blood everywhere.¬  It was a clean kill and in true retriever style, it was gently brought home for me just like any toy.

I'm assuming that he just got really lucky to find a way too slow squirrel.¬  But, this is not a first "hunt" success--as a pup of about 6 months, there was a small fish in a stream, a rat, and a very low nest of baby birds.¬  But there's been nothing since.¬  Anyone else have this experience with their retrievers (gentle as can be, but with a game/hunt instinct not just for retrieve)?

d & Argus CGC

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / Just saying "hi"
« on: October 31, 2005, 06:45:47 pm »
It looks like this is the place to start...
I'm deanne and my dog is Argus.  He's not an official "giant" breed, but he qualifies by size  (just under 30" shoulders and 100+ lbs).  We're in southern California and look forward to some of the play dates with other gentle giants. :P

I found this website from an article on the dockdogs website and I'm really glad because I definitely have extra issues to deal with traveling with such a large dog.  Not to mention the added health risks on his joints, etc.  Looks like I'll be working my way through all the message topics...


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