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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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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!...
  8. Thread: Chemo

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    Hey, guess what I did! I made the reservations...

    Hey, guess what I did! I made the reservations for us to go to Ireland on May 20th of 2019. The trip we had to bag because of my cancer. We'll depart from San Jose and fly to Dublin via Delta...
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    Yes, that sounds about right. I get my infusions...

    Yes, that sounds about right. I get my infusions every 2 weeks. I did 4 infusions of cytoxin and adriamicin and now I have to get 4 of Paclitaxel. So that seems to be the accepted recipe.
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    Here's the good news... only 3 more infusions. ...

    Here's the good news... only 3 more infusions. ONLY 3 more. I remember when I was facing 8. I mean it sucks, but clearly the finish line is in sight!
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    What a good looking Lab!!!

    What a good looking Lab!!!
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    BTW... on my trip to Texas prior to all this...

    BTW... on my trip to Texas prior to all this cancer mess, I was lucky enough to meet the number one breeder of Field Labs (as measured by FC's AFC's and NFC's NAFC's.) For years the number one kennel...
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    I could not agree with you more. (And I totally...

    I could not agree with you more. (And I totally feel your pain.) I think it's great to have a hard-charger. It's easier to teach self-control than to try to put desire into a slug. And as you've...
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    Thanks... very informational. I'm learning a...

    Thanks... very informational. I'm learning a lot. NO... we shouldn't have a sub-forum called "What's wrong with conformation-bred Labradors!!! (As I've made abundantly clear, I am soooo guilty in...
  15. Thread: Goodbye Bandit

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    So very hard. Heart breaking. God bless you as...

    So very hard. Heart breaking. God bless you as you try to recover (though we never do. Not really.)
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    Paclitaxel is supposed to be better tolerated...

    Paclitaxel is supposed to be better tolerated than the drugs I was on for 2 months, but I'm not finding that to be the case. I got hand and foot syndrome again. My fingertips turned bright cherry...
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    Hit a little bad patch and haven't been on line...

    Hit a little bad patch and haven't been on line for a while. I enjoyed catching up and reading the comments.

    There are field dogs that absolutely meet the LRC standard. Why wouldn't they? At...
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    I'm sorta struggling here to express my thoughts...

    I'm sorta struggling here to express my thoughts because I obviously know little about this. I'm crazy about Ram Jet Rocket Dog but she's a conformation disaster. She has one thing, though, that I...
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    It's just frustrating. The breed (our breed) is...

    It's just frustrating. The breed (our breed) is cleaning up in all the field sports. We're hugely competitive in the Obedience ring. Lab breeders are doing everything right. I'm just sitting here...
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    Man... you could get a whole massive thread going with the title "What's with these shelter operations????" This is maybe 20 years ago. I was a graduate student in the department of Cellular...
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    It does seem a conundrum that the most popular...

    It does seem a conundrum that the most popular pet dog and highest AKC registered dog breed in America does not do better at conformation shows as far as winning group 1's and BIS more often.

    It...
  22. Thread: MY MRI Results

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    Well damn. Sorry to hear this. Hope the docs,...

    Well damn. Sorry to hear this. Hope the docs, therapists, et al. can come up with some middle course that can give you some relief short of surgery.
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    What can we do about that??? It's almost like...

    What can we do about that??? It's almost like the Breed judges are setting us up to go no further.
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    Conformation question...

    In just asking the question, I'm going to demonstrate my profound ignorance so please be patient with me.

    As you might already know, I'm goint through chemo (and doing pretty darn well, actually.)...
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    Excellent work. I gotta say the judging in your...

    Excellent work. I gotta say the judging in your part of the world seems tougher than ours... at least at the Junior level. Here it's almost like, if you get a hand delivery... you qualify. Doesn't...
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