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|Monday, February 18th, 2008|
I forgot to mention the breeds! haha oops!
Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Anatolian, Black Russian Terrier, Bernese Mountain dog.
I figured I would start with the working group.
Dog profile help.
Hello Everyone! It's been forever since I wrote on here. I have been back to writing and I started writing little breed profiles! Dogs are my passion and it's been fun getting back to this! I have no plans on publishing but thought instead it would be fun for family and friends. So what I was hoping for is... I am going to post up to 5 breeds of dogs that I am writing about, what I would like is pictures of that breed and maybe a little insight of the breed with your experiences, facts, fun things about them. I want to print pictures of your dogs for my profiles (not an online thing) it will be printed on paper, laminated and put into a binder for people to view. If you post a picture please give me permission to use them and your name, (last name is not needed) pets name, and a state, country would be nice. Nothing to personal! Remember this is just something fun for me to put together and show family and friends. Maybe it will help educate people too ( I would like a couple pictures of mix breeds too as I will add a sheet of pictures of mixes.) But mainly pics of purebreds. Thanks! Current Mood: chipper
|Monday, February 11th, 2008|
I just posted a BUNCH of new art to my website, Shinystuff.us, including a lot of new breed stuff. I do pendants, cell phone and bracelet charms, wine glass charms, and ornaments, and custom orders are always welcome! Please come check it out! SHINYSTUFF.US
|Wednesday, January 17th, 2007|
A fantastic memorial was posted on the PCA (Poodle Club of America) webpage for Anne Rogers Clark, a very famous poodle breeder, handler, judge, and all-around enthusiast who passed away shortly before Christmas. The whole thing may be viewed here
but I thought I'd post a snippet and encourage everyone who loves dogs to go read the rest.
"Those who came to the sport-and to Poodles in particular-saw her as a legend-whether she saw it that way or not. Her years of involvement ranged from the early years, the 1940s and 50s, to 2006. She was a breeder, a handler, a judge, an author, a teacher, and in a dozen other ways contributed to the well-being and improvement of Poodles, of several breeds, of dog clubs and associations, and in fact of nearly everything influencing the sport of dogs.
She was all that. But she was also a person who would help a young girl learn to put an English saddle trim on a pet-quality dog.who would stop in an open area on her way to the ring where she was judging to help a young girl work on ring training her Doberman.who would keep a young man lying on his belly in the gravel of her driveway while she moved a Miniature Poodle and yelled, "Watch him move and think about what you see! If you can't see it, you can't fix it!"
Annie reserved to herself judging juniors at the Poodle Club of America specialty each June, and delighted in that assignment at the Garden. Her influence on young handlers--in learning respect for the sport, their dogs, and themselves--cannot be easily measured. Without her stewardship and ultimate authority, the sport as we know it would not be the same.
It is impossible to acknowledge all of her contributions and all of the dimensions of her personality and character that made her so special. She was a great character. Quick with a remark, often a joke directed at herself, she at the same time suffered no fools.
And now she is gone.
Those who know her are confident that when she arrives in Heaven, she'll give her Jimbo a quick kiss on the cheek. Then she'll turn quickly to Festoon to see how she really compares with Spice Girl. Then it will be Dancer, Horse, Lofty, and Ruffian, and the others in turn. Mousie will get a quick check. If ears and teeth are in good shape, and if the runs seem properly cleaned, all will be well."
x-posted to my journal, and a few dog communities as well.
|Sunday, December 3rd, 2006|
I know there are other smooth collies on here, so....
Mal is 39.4 pounds as of this morning. He'll be 5 months on 12/10. He's thin but not TOO thin (no bones visible, but you can feel them if you press, definate waist, etc. I'd like him to be a bit fleshier, but he's eating as much as he will of a good dog food so... On track with what a smooth collie should weigh at that age?
Pictures soonish- need to get new ones. We were planning to go to a match last wekeend and didn't make it.
|Monday, January 16th, 2006|
Kerry Blue Terrier
I did the sketch and here is the finished product (and yes I already put her up for auction!!! I move quickly)
Kelty is a show dog. She has to work really really hard at being the best she can be! Standing straight and looking gorgeous is very important. Making her Mum and her Handler be proud of her makes her very happy. Altogether Kelty is a VERY lovely Kerry (and pretty darn adorable too)
Size - 2.5" x 3.5"(ACEO Size)
Medium - Acrylics on a Canvas Panel
Current Mood: artistic
|Tuesday, January 10th, 2006|
To Crop and Dock? Or Not?
I don't know if any of you are familar with The Whole dog Journal... Well in there December Issue they had a really good article written about Tail docking and ear cropping. I suggest to anyone who wants or thought or has a pet that is docked or cropped should read this. I put the whole article in my journal because it's extremely long. Let me know if you have a heard time getting into it. PLEASE READ THIS! It will give you definatly a new point of view. I had to scan it in, so it might be confusing to read in some parts. http://www.livejournal.com/users/leeola/
|Sunday, January 8th, 2006|
|Wednesday, December 21st, 2005|
|Thursday, December 8th, 2005|
|Wednesday, December 7th, 2005|
Hi everyone! I just joined tonight after having set up a live journal for my boy, Zepar. It'll follow his ups and downs as a Basenji, dog at large in the world. He's my keeper from my second litter (well okay, there were only 2 and my co-breeder kept the other, luckily we both got the dog we really wanted) and once he matures out I think he'll be a looker. Right now he's gangly and goofy and unpointed. I look forward to doing lure coursing with him and possibly therapy also. He just turned a year old and is still a total dork, however.
On another note, I read "the Mandate" and wondered why only finished dogs may be advertised at stud/whelp. Zepar is out of an unfinished bitch as is my previous litter. Both were champion sired and out of the 3 pups in the first one, two finished. I expect both boys in the 2nd to finish too. Obviously this community probably wants to discourage puppy peddlars but there are multiple reasons why a dog may not finish but is of breedable quality.
|Saturday, September 3rd, 2005|
New designs at DreamEyce!
A few new designs, and breeds pictured. Feel free as always to contact me with any special requests, and custom orders!
I'm strapped for cash and am willing to work out discounts and deals on already made pieces and custom orders. Please feel free to ask if you would like something and I can see what I can do! Special orders and customs are my favorites so please ask if you do not see what you want on my site!
|Saturday, July 30th, 2005|
Lots of new DreamEyce pieces!
This is just one of the many new unique designs I've worked on and I still have more on the way! My website has also been completely redone. I am happy to take special requests, and custom orders so feel free to ask if there is something you would like :)http://www.dreameyce.com
|Thursday, July 21st, 2005|
My super stubs!
Since I've not taken pics of Traum alone for a while :)
The other day I just took Traum since I was going to be getting a car load of sheep fleeces from a nice couple on freecycle, and wasn't in the mood to have to deal with hyper Cove in the HOT small car with no AC up to Mololla!
We had fun, and I even had Josh (Curts cusion) help me get some (crappy) pics of Traum stacked.( My precious perfect baby... other than Dea ;)Collapse )
|Wednesday, July 20th, 2005|
the other day Bliss and I went outside to see how well she free stacks since I knew she wasn't doing it right.... but being attentive & actually TRYING to set yourself up with shuffles while eyeing bait is a totally awesome way to say "I may have the attention span of a goldfish- all 7 seconds- but I'm actually listening & learning!" & while she may botch it up each & every time & make the puppy class people crack up because she's so determind to make it right... her own way, she makes me happy. She wants to show & that's half the battle won.
So in her small legacy I bring you the self-stacking attempts of Serandida Al-hana Elham
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|Tuesday, July 19th, 2005|
so Leeloo has started to be trained... but how do you teach a fire ball food hog* of a 4 month old 4 lb Powderpuff Crested puppy to stand still and pretty?
Not to mention, she has a gorgeous gait (when she's not attacking my ankles) but she ONLY wants to walk on my right side. When I make her go on the left she leans to the right- not attaractive.
Why can't they all be like Bliss & Ogou & just want the show themselves?!
not to mention she HATES the clippers. I'm in a real spot with this one... So totally debating not showing her (even though she's really cute) & just asking for a new male to bring up under Ogou.
Suggestions! please! I beg you!
* Fire ball food hog: N. Dog that bites your fingers to get to the food, moves and wiggles even when getting food, never stands still, INHALES large pieces of bait when you're off guard in single swallows.
|Wednesday, July 13th, 2005|
for the last two weeks my family has noticed a strange rash resembling chicken pox all over Ogou's body. I thought they were joking and to my surprise when I got home from vacationing in Arizona I found their stories to be true! puss filled round lesions all over his body & an amazing amount of blackheads. I freaked and grabbed from my horse supplies a dermatologist recommended shampoo from my tack box down at the barn and went to it. After the shampoo his skin looked a lot better and he had no blackheads. I repeate: NO BLACKHEADS. It's a miracle! Of course I repeated the bath for two days and picked at what I could find because they seemed to disappear after they burst. I also put cortisone on him and when I looked at him this morning? Rash was gone.
So I figured YAY! DEFEATED THE RASH! GONNA SHOW THIS WEEKEND! ... not.
I returned later to find the same tell tale red bumps and speckles all over his body. NO blackheads, but the rash is very clearly there. WTF IS IT?!
I thought it could be an allergy to chlorine since my dad admitted to not hosing Ogou off when he went in the pool, but Ogou's never shown symptoms like this before! Then I thought he could be wetting his bed at night & allergic to his own urine so I checked his bed... Not a drop of urine or anything.
I'm going to wash him again in the shampoo even though it says only to use three times a week. Maybe it can help... & I'll repeat the cortisone treatment.
Any idea what the hell this could be?
PS: I figured I'll try witch hazel and cortisone for a night, then shampoo the hell out of him tomorrow and try to keep his skin healthy for the dog show. Vet's don't know squat about treating Crested skin. Morons.
I'll try to get pictures of his skin (it's mainly only on his chest and stomach) so we can better identify this crap.
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