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    Did they give him a walloping big a$$ed dose of...

    Did they give him a walloping big a$$ed dose of steroids to put his immune system back to "chill-out"? In any event, I sure hope he's doing better. So sorry for all of you going through this.
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    Oh, my. God bless you all. So sorry you're...

    Oh, my. God bless you all. So sorry you're going through this.
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    Alas... (sigh!)... counter surfing is so hard to...

    Alas... (sigh!)... counter surfing is so hard to fix. I have best results with remembering to put anything edible or attractive out of reach.
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    My understanding is that the THC type cannabinoid...

    My understanding is that the THC type cannabinoid receptors in the dog are highly concentrated in the brain stem, and when they eat their owners' pot, they lock up and have muscle spasticity. Not a...
  5. Thread: Cancer Update

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    Thanks all. The dogs have been a great comfort...

    Thanks all. The dogs have been a great comfort and incentive all at the same time. We are so lucky to have them. And when you think about it... they also are the reason we have such a wonderful...
  6. Thread: Cancer Update

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    Cancer Update

    So the last chemo was done on 8 October, about 2 weeks later I began radiation, and it was all finished by the end of November. I had to wait a couple of weeks and then got my port removed (they...
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    Wow! My Secret Santa ROCKS!!!

    Ram Jet Rocket Dog Here...

    Sorry for the delayed response on the forum. The owner drove us to Phoenix to visit her grandkids for the holidays. I knew we had a very special package on the kitchen...
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    I email it to myself and then save it to desk-top.

    I email it to myself and then save it to desk-top.
  9. Thread: Holding Blinds

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    It would absolutely help RD. My 2 holding blinds...

    It would absolutely help RD. My 2 holding blinds are stashed in my truck... getting out of bed has been tough, so getting blinds out of the truck and walking them to the backyard...

    BUT, I'm...
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    What terrific news! We're all pulling for you.

    What terrific news! We're all pulling for you.
  11. Thread: Whistle Advice

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    Sorry I've been off the forum for a while. ...

    Sorry I've been off the forum for a while. Interesting thread. I have about a dozen mega-whistles. Why? 'Cause I'm a ditz and keep misplacing them. But what I've found fascinating is that they...
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    That sucks. I know we have an awful national...

    That sucks. I know we have an awful national problem with opiods. Figure we lost a bit over 50K men (and women) in Vietnam. We have more than that (70K?) dying of overdoses every YEAR in the US. ...
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    I admire people who train their dogs and thus...

    I admire people who train their dogs and thus improve the working "cred" of a breed. For some reason, Labradors have simply overwhelmed every other breed in all the retriever field sports. It...
  14. I remember when Elle was so injured. It's...

    I remember when Elle was so injured. It's frankly miraculous how she has come back. By all means share with us what you learn that might help that "mounting anxiety" issue with the holding blinds.
  15. Ram Jet Rocket Dog... 0 for 2 running Master.

    Failed her first two Master attempts... but it's not all bad news. I'm not sure that past has to be prologue. First of all, I wasn't running her. I'm not being arrogant at all... she was being run...
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    Done with Chemo and Still Alive (mostly)

    What a wild ride!

    Infusions were every two weeks for four months. The first two months were of adriamycin and cytoxin. My bone marrow failed at one point (white cell count of 300) but it...
  17. Thread: Nose work

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    I'm sure it is huge fun. I did it for about a...

    I'm sure it is huge fun. I did it for about a week... my dog's nose is like radar. She's awesome but she'd learned to use it since puppy-hood with birds.

    I had to stop the fun and games however...
  18. Thread: Trad at work

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    This is what it's all about!

    This is what it's all about!
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    Wow... some of millions of Youtube documentaries...

    Wow... some of millions of Youtube documentaries I've watched and gotten hooked on while getting chemo involved herding dogs. I agree it is something to behold. They are amazing. One of the...
  20. Thread: Chemo

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    Oops. I think I have neuropathy in my feet and...

    Oops. I think I have neuropathy in my feet and maybe in the tippy-tippy-tippiest parts of my fingers.

    They won't do anything about it, since it's temporary. (If they pick up motor-neuropathy...
  21. Thread: Poor Bridget

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    Yes, Bridget is my first lab... that is, after we...

    Yes, Bridget is my first lab... that is, after we took a 20 year hiatus. She got her MH when she was 4 but sort of lot interest in the game. She's from healthy hunting dog stock. Lots of...
  22. Thread: Poor Bridget

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    Poor Bridget

    As I understand it, some dogs are just more prone to tartar than others (mouth flora?) Well, poor little Bridget (10 yrs old) went in for her dental. She lost all the little nipper teeth on the...
  23. Thread: Wild Kingdom

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    The coloration on the spider is really elegant. ...

    The coloration on the spider is really elegant. But I like the frog better.
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    I agree. There are some judges who set up cheesy...

    I agree. There are some judges who set up cheesy tests... The diversion should be within the dog's line of sight on the return, not at his feet. Another cheesy thing they do from time to time is...
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    The Labrador Retriever was never supposed to be a...

    The Labrador Retriever was never supposed to be a hot, hard charging, 300 - 400 yard field trail dog sent after marks in a non realistic hunting situation. Shelly... I could not agree with you more!...
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