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01-23-2020 10:06 PM
dobebug
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Originally Posted by Cressrb View Post
Is this the right one?
LOL--Not quite. I forgot that one was floating around. That's a very young me scowling at the camera. Major Godsol was the judge--he liked his dogs to be able to show themselves and a handler from Portland (the left hand one) Vic Reynolds told me to teach Marc to walk into a stack and bait him and keep my hands off him. Good advice--he got a 5 point major, that finished him and he also went BOB from the classes with 3rd in Group.

The following summer Bea Godsol (Major Godsol's wife) gave him his first AKC BIS.

Pretty good for picking the biggest black male in the litter. If I had tried I couldn't have gotten a show dog the way I did. It was sheer luck. I really should have gotten a nice dog from a BYB and would have been told or figured it out on my own that I did not have a show dog. That's what happens to most people.

ABTLH
01-23-2020 09:16 PM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
I called five instructors and no one is answering their phone.

Trying to set up some riding lessons.

Guess they are all out instructing or riding.



I will clean stalls for a free horse back ride!



I didn't think you needed lessons to ride a Donkey???
01-23-2020 08:06 PM
TNfisher
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Your sign off says it all.

She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader.
She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.
- Author Unknown
When I saw that at our vet's office, it spoke to me. I took a pic of it with my cellphone so I could write it down when I got home and I try to live it.

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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
I do, too. Zipper was the first Dobe I had with a long show crop, and I honestly thought it had been done as a crappy home-job, and I felt so sorry for her. Then I realized, ALL of them looked like that. I'm getting used to it, but I still prefer a shorter ear, with a bell. Don't hate me.

One caveat: Mocha could have ANY kind of ears at all (even bunny ears, LOL!) and she'd be gorgeous!

I know, that's great, isn't it? Every time I read one of his posts and see that at the bottom, I get all misty, and sometimes weepy. Zipper loved me like that, and it surpassed any amount of trouble she ever caused me, because she LOVED me with every cell of her body. And I her.
I love Mocha's crop although I think I stopped posting just a tad too early, her ears tend to stick out at the 11 & 1 or 10 & 2 position when she's alert vs standing almost straight up although that could just be the crop itself? The vet our breeder used was well-known, and I think he did a great job.

Mocha is the most loving dog I've ever owned, and I've had a few (she's my first Doberman although my Mom had one when I was young). We have such a close bond, it's really something. Every day when I come home from work it's like she hasn't seen me in a month. After I pull in the garage and turn off the car, I can already hear her crying upstairs because she knows daddy is home and once I walk through that door, it's a welcome home party and honestly, I'm just as happy to see her . We're together every second of every minute I'm home and if possible, she's gotta be touching me in some way, even if it's laying against my legs or feet while I'm at the computer. If I sit or lay down on the couch, she'll come and stand there and lay her head on my lap or chest and then stand there, with sighs of contentment. And it goes both ways, while she's laying down beside me, I have one hand on her head or neck. We're two peas in a pod. And honestly, aside from my wife, Mocha is my best friend and I talk to her more than I do to most people LOL

I've wondered if it's actually possible to get too close to your dog and I mean from a human standpoint because I already know when her time comes, it's literally going to tear me apart.

My idea of heaven? Me being able to retire NOW so Mocha and I could just go hiking in the woods every day LOL
01-23-2020 07:29 PM
TNfisher Well, I finished The Tawny Man trilogy as well, and just started The Rain Wild Chronicles. I'm happy I'm reading the books in order of publication; yeah, The Liveship Traders was a jump off the beaten path (at first) but I was still in the same universe/realm and time-wise, it all makes more sense this way and everything ties together. Robin Hobb has jumped way up on the list of my favorite authors, for sure. If there' s anything I do have an issue with, it's the way she has some of her characters speaking; i.e. young children using formal and big words, being able to construct thoughts and sentences like grown adults. Minor quibble, though, which doesn't detract at all from the books. I think after this there's one more Fitz and Fool trilogy, and that'll be all ...then there's another series (Soldier's Son?). Lot more good reading ahead
01-23-2020 07:14 PM
modm One more post before I am off -

♫ Pink Floyd - High Hopes [Lyrics] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGBM5vWiBLo

Have a good evening all!
01-23-2020 07:11 PM
modm Yay the weekend! But it is going to rain all day tomorrow. Which other than going out to piano lesson and maybe paint store doesn't matter. Will paint some more rooms this weekend - hope at least one.

But Sat and Sunday supposed to be decent.
01-23-2020 06:58 PM
modm
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
For my little sis ! Not a very good video !


I was waiting for the reverse camera angel/angle so I could see you park it in between the silos!
01-23-2020 06:55 PM
modm
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Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post
Moe, I am giving you a word of caution, from experience, about laser pointer use with high prey drive Dobes- DON'T !!

When we first had Spock as young pup, before joining DT forum, we thought it was cute to have him go bananas chasing laser pointer outside in backyard. He went ape$h!t, and it was hilarious. Spock has a very high prey drive. I stopped using laser pointers after reading bad experiences on this forum. Unfortunately, Spock already had a light obsession by that point. Just taking off my reading glasses indoors and the overhead light shining through the lenses on floor in kitchen would start him off on a chase. He'd be barking & pouncing on the bright light patterns moving on the floor. It even got to the point of him just pouncing on his own shadow when a bright indoor light was above him. Even speaking the word "laser" would start him barking. Not good... (Dobes are smart and can spell - e.g. even spelling out "F L Y" gets him goin')

Spock has grown out of this obsession in his senior years. I recently gave his school class presentations, using a laser pointer on projection screen, with Spock sitting calmly and obedient in front of (4) x fourth grade classes. Wouldn't have been good if he'd gone beserk chasing the red dot!!

Lesson learned- NO LASERS for Dobermans!

Now, for CATS- go ahead and tease & torment them all you want with laser pointers- they're evil and deserve it!!


Previous 2014 DT Thread about Laser Pointers:

https://www.dobermantalk.com/doberma...r-pointer.html
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Originally Posted by Beaumont67 View Post


Moe ...Laser Play Bad !!
- Never getting to the point of actually catching their ďpreyĒ can drive a dog slightly nuts. There are psychological consequences when the animals donít find what theyíre looking for..
- Chasing 'prey' with no hope of catching it isnít good for a dogís psyche.

Yeah I tend to agree - read some of the older posts. OCD potential and others. Mila is still going around looking for the dot. When I got home this afternoon and went to the bedroom to change she followed in and became more attentive tail wagging and looking around for the dot...under the bed etc... After Molly tried to get the dot originator with her teethers - I stopped with her as well.

Good of Spock to not chase the dot during the class!
01-23-2020 04:11 PM
ECIN
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Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post
Agreed Lannie, I like the effort and video subject, but Doc's filming looked and sounded like camera was mounted on top of an operating Air Popcorn machine ?
SD - I have no idea what went wrong today , I had it set better than the first one I did - I have not heard it yet , I do know that I made 5 videos today - trying to get one for SP and they were much worse !
01-23-2020 03:45 PM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
Mel , did you ever call the real estate agent on your house out East ??? I been aiming to ask you that for a month or better .
No--I rattled it around with my sister and brother (you know, maybe even a joint purchase or something), and decided it just wouldn't work. But you got me to look at the listing again...it's off the market. It doesn't say whether it finally sold (it was on the market for a LONG time) or the owners just pulled it off for a bit. So unless one of my sibs bought it as a present for me I guess it is no longer an option.

It still pulls at my heartstrings.
01-23-2020 03:22 PM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
I don't have much to say, but I got on here again for another thread, so I thought I'd pop by. I tried to watch Kenny's video but the popping/flickering got the better of me. Couldn't finish. ...

Agreed Lannie, I like the effort and video subject, but Doc's filming looked and sounded like camera was mounted on top of an operating Air Popcorn machine ?
01-23-2020 02:52 PM
ECIN
01-23-2020 02:44 PM
ECIN Mel , did you ever call the real estate agent on your house out East ??? I been aiming to ask you that for a month or better .

Well this is not good , got the last load on for today ,sitting in line and they are NOT dumping the truck on the dump , broke down ? Maybe ?
01-23-2020 02:14 PM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
I don't have much to say....Well, THAT was boring.
Hey, don't sell yourself short. Even your everyday "Life on the Frontier" stuff is interesting for this suburbanite.

"Life on the Corn-Farm" stories are interesting too. (heck, the stories all of you guys tell are interesting--that's one reason I stay here. It's not just all riding herd on SP's exuberance. )

But the farming ones--they always make me think of my dad, who grew up in the rural VA mountains during the depression, and always kept a farming/make do with what you've got outlook on life, in spite of years as a chem engineer at Exxon and the suburban routine.
01-23-2020 02:05 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
I don't have much to say, but I got on here again for another thread, so I thought I'd pop by. I tried to watch Kenny's video but the popping/flickering got the better of me. Couldn't finish.

As long as I'm here, I guess I could say that neither Rich nor I fell on our butts this morning, and we didn't have to slide on them, either. We walked, but verrrrry slowly. There was a huge skating rink outside my cows' barn door, so I threw forkfuls of wet poopy bedding out there in sort of a line, hoping to make a bit of a path for them. Hopefully, they'll use it. I sure don't need one of the cows falling down right now. They're usually pretty good about being careful on the ice, and with any luck, they'll just decide to stay in today.

It's just now got up to 32 degrees, but it's low overcast and windy (what ELSE is new?) so I don't know if much is going to actually melt. Rich was supposed to go do the monthly shopping today, but we put it off for a day, hoping the roads and weather improve some. That's a long way for an Oldt Fart to drive in iffy conditions.

Well, THAT was boring. The cats are all sleeping (lazy sods!) and nothing else is going on....
I like your style Lannie!
01-23-2020 01:49 PM
Lannie I don't have much to say, but I got on here again for another thread, so I thought I'd pop by. I tried to watch Kenny's video but the popping/flickering got the better of me. Couldn't finish.

As long as I'm here, I guess I could say that neither Rich nor I fell on our butts this morning, and we didn't have to slide on them, either. We walked, but verrrrry slowly. There was a huge skating rink outside my cows' barn door, so I threw forkfuls of wet poopy bedding out there in sort of a line, hoping to make a bit of a path for them. Hopefully, they'll use it. I sure don't need one of the cows falling down right now. They're usually pretty good about being careful on the ice, and with any luck, they'll just decide to stay in today.

It's just now got up to 32 degrees, but it's low overcast and windy (what ELSE is new?) so I don't know if much is going to actually melt. Rich was supposed to go do the monthly shopping today, but we put it off for a day, hoping the roads and weather improve some. That's a long way for an Oldt Fart to drive in iffy conditions.

Well, THAT was boring. The cats are all sleeping (lazy sods!) and nothing else is going on....
01-23-2020 01:48 PM
StrykersPerson I called five instructors and no one is answering their phone.

Trying to set up some riding lessons.

Guess they are all out instructing or riding.



I will clean stalls for a free horse back ride!

01-23-2020 01:40 PM
StrykersPerson Time for me to go off duty.

Ma is awake!

01-23-2020 01:39 PM
ECIN That is the way it is here too Mel , just not may bees around even bumblebees either ,there is a web site here that shows all bee hives are so we donít spray close to them
01-23-2020 01:28 PM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
This is a VERY interesting and Educational read . I have attended several recurrent training classes for my Commercial License for spraying of pesticides and the protection of Bee's are top of the list to protect , as a Insecticide kills all - good and bad bugs . And for the most part has been very successful in protecting them . But this is sort of a eye opener for the general public - that as some tree huggers are blaming the wrong issue . Lannie and I are here to try and tell the real story of where your food comes from and the problems in general which effect everybody .

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2...eid=9afdb11c27
That is interesting. I'd heard of the mites--they've been talking about bee industry troubles in CO for a number of years and had more or less concluded that mites were the problem--but yours has a lot more detail than what I'd seen. It is true, I don't see nearly as many bees as I did many years ago here, but it seems like I'm seeing more again in the last year or two?? So we can always hope.
01-23-2020 01:23 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
For my little sis ! Not a very good video !

Can you put some rubber bottoms on your I-Pad to stop the knocking sound?

Move over UPS! I am bigger than you!

Love the vid, Brother Kenny!

But I didn't hear any music.



I do like the gear shift sounds, though!

01-23-2020 01:10 PM
ECIN For my little sis ! Not a very good video !

01-23-2020 11:54 AM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post


Trucking corn today
Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way

Ma must be silently admonishing me today.

It's 10:54.

Shouldn't she be up by now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x4El47O8Zs
01-23-2020 11:44 AM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by Cressrb View Post
Better add my 2cents here before it gets buried. To early to go into too much detail. My daughter and I tried beekeeping for five years. Lost every year to varroa. Finally bought the topbar hives vs the langstroth so bees could build their own comb and we could downsize bees to normal size so to keep out varroa. I hated using the varroa strip, but we couldn't seem to get around it.

We stopped the beekeeping for a few years to clear more property, plant a bee 'garden' regroup, read, plan and start again soon.
It is the most fascinating hobby. We learned so much, but such a downer to lose them in winter.
That's what this thread is for. Say it and it gets buried.

The CRAZY woman I let move into my house thought she was a bee authoritarian. Simply because she was with a man at the time that kept some bee hives on various remote properties. He didn't have that many hives and had a "business" selling honey. Yeah right!
01-23-2020 11:13 AM
Cressrb
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Originally Posted by ECIN View Post
This is a VERY interesting and Educational read . I have attended several recurrent training classes for my Commercial License for spraying of pesticides and the protection of Bee's are top of the list to protect , as a Insecticide kills all - good and bad bugs . And for the most part has been very successful in protecting them . But this is sort of a eye opener for the general public - that as some tree huggers are blaming the wrong issue . Lannie and I are here to try and tell the real story of where your food comes from and the problems in general which effect everybody .

https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2...eid=9afdb11c27
Better add my 2cents here before it gets buried. To early to go into too much detail. My daughter and I tried beekeeping for five years. Lost every year to varroa. Finally bought the topbar hives vs the langstroth so bees could build their own comb and we could downsize bees to normal size so to keep out varroa. I hated using the varroa strip, but we couldn't seem to get around it.

We stopped the beekeeping for a few years to clear more property, plant a bee 'garden' regroup, read, plan and start again soon.
It is the most fascinating hobby. We learned so much, but such a downer to lose them in winter.
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