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11-20-2019 09:52 PM
alan j. Bug , Way to go, you do know how to enjoy a dobe.

He looked to be a real stud back in the day , congrats to a dobe milestone!

"I ain't as good as I once was
I got a few years on me now
But there was a time back in my prime
When I could really lay it down
And if you need some love tonight
Then I might have just enough
I ain't as good as I once was
But I'm as good once as I ever was"
11-20-2019 09:37 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
OK--you can all stop holding your breath now.

DRUMROLL--Today is Toad's birthday. He's now 14!!!!

ABTLH
Wow!

Happy Birthday Toad!

11-20-2019 09:26 PM
LadyDi Happy Birthday Toad! Hope you get some of your favorite toast with the berry jam.
11-20-2019 09:21 PM
Beaumont67 ABTLH aka BAH HUMBUG !!
- happy B-day to your senior guy, they are the best'est
- Toad is just 14 years old we better add some more candles
11-20-2019 06:59 PM
modm
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Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
OK--you can all stop holding your breath now.

DRUMROLL--Today is Toad's birthday. He's now 14!!!!

ABTLH
Woohoo Toad!
11-20-2019 06:52 PM
Beaumont67 You're So Vain
Carly Simon

You walked into the party
Like you were walking on a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf, it was apricot
You had one eye on the mirror
And watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner
They'd be your partner, and

You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain,
I'll bet you think this song is about you
Don't you?
Don't you?

Oh, you had me several years ago
When I was still naive
Well, you said that we made such a pretty pair
And that you would never leave
But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was me
I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and

You're so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You're so vain, you're so vain
I'll bet…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQZmCJUSC6g
11-20-2019 06:19 PM
TNfisher
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Oh yeah, you're just getting started. This article lists her books and suggests a reading order:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/...dpid=tekz25v83

**Addition to the article, the Fitz and Fool Trilogy they mention is complete now.



In the World of the Elderlings books (that's the world Fitz is in), there are the three Fitz trilogies (chronological order: Farseer, Tawny Man, Fitz and Fool) and the Liveship Traders trilogy (same world, different culture and "magic" elements) which are must reads, IMO. There are some minor overlaps in events and timelines, and at least one major linkage [Amber, tee hee--I'm not sure at what point you find how she fits into all of the Fitz books]

And also the Rain Wild Chronicle, which I didn't think was quite as good as those 4 trilogies, though I read it enjoyably enough, and it does fill in some empty spots and ties in with some of the stuff in her last series.


My daughter, disagrees with the article and says to read them in the order Hobb wrote them. (Which is the order I read them in, because I read them as they came out, and waited eagerly for the next.) So the next trilogy you would read is the Liveship Traders, which will take you away from Fitz for a bit, but is worth it in its own right. I think one of the main characters in that trilogy was the most intriguingly developed one in all of her books...he's a fairly nasty self-absorbed sort who does things totally for his own benefit which turn out to be good for other people--they adore him and assign to him the best motives in the world. It's debatable whether he has a kind heart underneath and has been twisted by life, or whether he's just an out and out rotter.

So if you go with my daughter's recommendation, it would be:
Farseer, Liveship Traders, Tawny Man, Rain Wild Chronicles, and finally the Fitz and Fool series.

That may be it...at least the last book in the Fitz and Fool books (Assasin's Fate) seems to tie up loose ends from all of those series. And its ending made me cry, but not just because it was the end of the series.



Soldier Son is a different world...I wasn't that much in sympathy with the main character, but it had some good "magical" world development in it. Worth reading.
Thanks, Mel I started 'The Institute' today, and as soon as I'm done with that (and it's pretty good so far), Liveship Traders is in the queue
11-20-2019 06:16 PM
TNfisher
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Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
OK--you can all stop holding your breath now.

DRUMROLL--Today is Toad's birthday. He's now 14!!!!

ABTLH
Wow, 14! That's amazing! Happy Birthday, Toad!
11-20-2019 04:42 PM
4x4bike ped Grandpa TOAD!!!! Happy Birthday you gorgeous old boy.

John and McCoy....
11-20-2019 04:10 PM
ECIN Thanks Ma ! He sure is a good looking boy !
11-20-2019 03:23 PM
melbrod Second best...an old post of Bug's

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Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
There is a picture on his Dobequest page (I think his sire's breeder put it on there) and I think he's still on Michelle Santana's Foxfire internet page. He's probably only in the Agility section now but might still be in the "Boys" section.

And I think there are a couple of pictures that MurreyDobe posted for me when he was finishing his championship.

Toad is Ch Foxfire's Gold Toed Monster BN CD RE OA AXJ NF CGCA WAC LC10L BFL01
He is still there on the Foxfire internet site http://www.foxfiredobermans.com/ on the "The Boys" page.

Maybe in other places on the site too, i didn't have time to look all over.
11-20-2019 03:13 PM
ECIN I'm not on face book either - anyway could somebody could post up the picture of Toad - would love to see him .
11-20-2019 03:01 PM
melbrod Yup...put a congratulations up there too (under my son's name--I'm not officially on Facebook )

Such a gorgeous boy!!
11-20-2019 02:31 PM
MeadowCat I did see the FB announcement on the Foxfire page. It's so great to have a Dobe reach 14!
11-20-2019 02:07 PM
dobebug
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Toad!



Happy Happy HAPPY Birthday!!!

Oops, just realized that might be too much for your (computer) system, AB (or have you got it all working now?)



So



(Though static doesn't work quite as well)





Do start an announcement thread, if you'd like.

AIEEEEEEE!!! DT, Windows 10 and dial up have all conspired to drive me crazy...I DID start an announcement thread--DT ate it--I had already loaded it and DT just pretended that it couldn't find the page.

At this point, I'm too cold and too irritated and can't even go to the library today because they are closed to complete a new roofing project.

I hear someone has a big Toad tribute up on Facebook/Foxfire Dobermans--I'll be back when I can go do this at the library--until then--BAH HUMBUG!!

ABTLH
11-20-2019 11:27 AM
melbrod
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[BI bet I'd like them better now that I see where the storyline was going ][/B]

But isn't that is the reason to read a book or watch a movie ? You don't know what's going to happen ? That keeps your interest in it ? Why or what is going to happen or not ?

It would be like watching a movie about Midway or Peral Harbor - you know the Japanese are going to blow the hell out of it -

But who am I to say - I'm not right

BTW Mel , if you had slept in a little longer it would have been tomorrow
I'm a massive re-reader. Each time I notice something different to appreciate, and when it's an old favorite, it's sort of a comfort thing too. (I won't mention the snacking that is an important part of the ritual, though.)

AND, some of the books I read I have to go over several times to remember any of it (nonfiction-ish).

(Look at that--I'm caught the practice of a comma after "and" from SP. But sometimes it really does work.)




And hey!! Don't pick on my sleeping habits. To bed at about 4 AM last night and up at 7AM...I'm going short today. I was about that short yesterday too...I don't know what has gotten into me. Anyway, if I don't show up tomorrow until it's afternoon, I deserve the extra sleep. phbbbbtt......
11-20-2019 11:08 AM
MeadowCat Happy birthday, Toad! So awesome!
11-20-2019 11:02 AM
melbrod Toad!



Happy Happy HAPPY Birthday!!!

Oops, just realized that might be too much for your (computer) system, AB (or have you got it all working now?)



So



(Though static doesn't work quite as well)





Do start an announcement thread, if you'd like.
11-20-2019 10:34 AM
ECIN Happy Birthday Toad ! What a mile stone to reach ! Must be all that great lovin that Aunt B gives yeah !
11-20-2019 10:30 AM
dobebug OK--you can all stop holding your breath now.

DRUMROLL--Today is Toad's birthday. He's now 14!!!!

ABTLH
11-20-2019 10:23 AM
ECIN [BI bet I'd like them better now that I see where the storyline was going ][/B]

But isn't that is the reason to read a book or watch a movie ? You don't know what's going to happen ? That keeps your interest in it ? Why or what is going to happen or not ?

It would be like watching a movie about Midway or Peral Harbor - you know the Japanese are going to blow the hell out of it -

But who am I to say - I'm not right

BTW Mel , if you had slept in a little longer it would have been tomorrow
11-20-2019 10:16 AM
melbrod modm, I'm not sure why I didn't like Soldier Son as much.

Soldier Son--Yes, he didn't have a choice--his problem was part of who he was, a necessary part, and the world he was born into rejected him for that. But he had a harder time accepting himself; I don't think he was as rebellious as Fitz. He bought into his world's disgust with him more.

Fitz was rejected by his society because of the Wit, which was, of course, an important part of who he was; similarly he felt that he had no choice but to use the wit. But I could understand that because I enjoyed his relationship with Nighteyes so much.



I guess I was just more in tune with the Wit than I was with SS's inborn "talent"? SS's struggle and self-disgust were a little too graphically emphasized for me, especially in the first book; now that I think of it, I had some of the same unaccepting attitude as his world did toward him.

Which I guess means that Hobb actually pretty effectively emphasized the magnitude of the guy's difficulties and how hard it was for him to come to terms with them by the negatives in my thinking she revealed to me (surprising for me to realize, since I struggle with the same difficulties on a much smaller scale.)

Thanks for the early morning up short you just put me through.

I need to reread the books too--I bet I'd like them better now that I see where the storyline was going and can be aware of my own biases too.

Edited to add:
I think there are 4 Rain Wild books?? But they're smaller; even with four, I don't think the series is as long as the other. To me, they were a definite add-on afterthought...or at least had that flavor.
11-20-2019 09:02 AM
LadyDi Way to go Mr. Business!
11-20-2019 08:04 AM
ECIN Good morning all - What a pretty morning here - clouds and some light showers - was very foggy last night ! Had a pretty good day ! Well part of it was - lol Was working on my taxes ! I hate doing that work ! Had to take a break and call Alan j. -- Its always fun to take to him and the others I talk to on here , After our talk - it was back to the tax work - then I had the greatest help a guy could get - Mr. Business offered his services ! Hoped up and laid across my lap ! true therapy ! Then he got up and I got up to - to get something to drink - got tot the fridge and hear something hit the floor - it was my tax books and some paper work with Mr. B looking at me with his ears laying back with the look of --- Dad - them numbers just are not going to work - lol

Around 1:30 - I looked at Doberson and said lets take a ride ! Oh boy - he gets so excited when I say that - we loaded up and went to the Bean plant - I needed to check on some things there - There new manger there is very good - along with her job there - she works with the Indiana Great Dain rescue - the others that work there was so happy to see Mr. B ! He hadn't been in there for a long time - long time ! I bet we were there for 45 minutes - He sure liked all the rubs - lol and what a boy he was - set there like a pro ! He did get the attention of a few visitors that came in - lol they would do a double take along with the oh chit look - its a man eating Doberman ! Of course - Mr. B had the eye on them with ears at attention But he just sat there - on guard . Good boy !

We also had a nail trim and ear cleaning ! We had a pooped out Puppy last night

Everybody have a great day !
11-20-2019 07:47 AM
LadyDi IMG_6418 by diane hess, on Flickr



Come on get yer groove on ! Anything goes for those that are camera shy.........just play! Click on the PIC to see my sample video!
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