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Everything posted by MaryP

  1. Yep. Instead of continuing to entertain this little girl, we should just allow her to go to bed.
  2. I give up. This is either like a conversation with my ex-boyfriend, or a bad Laurel and Hardy script!
  3. Again, this doesn't make sense. You said, "That was back when I was with Tripp Line a few years back. I said that Jake's name was "Tripp Line's Viva la Bam." But, if Jake is only 11 months old, how could that have been "a few years back?" I'm just trying to make sense of this, but it just keeps getting stranger.
  4. OK, I had planned to stay out of this, but I just have one question. What happened to Jake, the BC from the SC shelter that you had asked for donations to cover the adoption fee? I haven't seen any references to him.
  5. I do too, especially since another board will not let us discuss this. Frankly, I find it incomprehensible and irresponsible for them to not let us warn people about an unscrupulous impostor who is selling intact rescues and soliciting money from people and BREEDING rescues!!
  6. Sandy, she IS Elise Murphy! I know this because she sent me a PM as bcluver4life on the other board and she signed it as Elise M. I thought it was strange at the time because up until then, she had referred to herself as Jennifer. Here is the PM (and I don't feel bad about posting a PM in this case since she is a FRAUD): Dear Mary, It's alright. I'm pretty used to getting questions like that by now. Oh and the link doesn't work. Is there something writh with DOFarms? From, Elise M. P.S. Sorry for such a short reply... My class is about to release in a minute so I have to go.
  7. What a horrible outcome to what sounded like such a happy story. I'm so sad for Fly and for his rescuer who had to see his life end so tragically. Wow, that really makes me sad. I sure wish you luck in your search for your next dog.
  8. I don't really have any names to suggest beyond what has already been suggested, but HOLY COW, what a cute boy. I can't believe he was found in Pisgah NF! You'd think someone was definitely missing him. :confused: I'm glad he's safe, though. I'm also glad I don't live in NC or I might have to add another dog to my pack.
  9. Hmm, I would have to disagree here. I want to preface this with the statement that I am not against the idea of purchasing a dog from a breeder. After all, if there weren't people breeding bcs, then I'd never have mine. However, I wish the breeding of bcs was left up to people who are doing it for the good of the breed, rather than trying to make a buck or "because we have a male and a female." Again, I'm not against breeders, but I hate to see unsubstantiated claims in posts about rescues. I don't believe that you are at a higher risk of getting a dog that has inherited a genetic problem by adopting a rescue. Most rescues are not the result of inbreeding and really have pretty sound genetics. You may not know as much about their potential to work livestock, but their health is probably no more in question than a dog that comes from a breeder. I'd love to actually see a scientific study on the potential for inherited health issues with rescues versus breeder-bought dogs. But, from my experience, I do not see a higher prevalence of hip or eye problems with rescues versus breeder-purchased dogs. In fact, many of the breeder-purchased dogs that I know have had genetic disorders despite the efforts of their owners to try to purchase from "reputable" breeders. I just want to say one more time that I am not against breeders and don't fault anyone from choosing to go with a breeder, so long as it is a breeder who is breeding for working ability. BUT, I don't want people to think that there is a greater chance that their rescue dog will have health problems than their breeder-bought dog. It's simply not true.
  10. Well said RDM..... When it comes to 'living and breathing creatures' there are NO guarantees! Here, here!
  11. Nope. You can get an ILP (Indefinite Listing Privileges) on the dog (for AKC competitions). That is what I will be doing with my bc in order to compete in Agility and Rally. Believe me, if it's a bc, it's likely to have both. Keep in mind that not all of the BCs that end up in rescue are from bybs. There are dogs from working lines that, for one reason or another, end up in rescue too. OK, I'm done pushing my views about rescue on you. :cool:
  12. I'm no expert here, but I think that is only the case if you plan on competing in conformation. And that's a whole 'nother can of worms.
  13. I'm a strong advocate of rescue if you don't need a working dog. One misconception I think that people have about buying from a breeder is that they will know what they are getting. That is not necessarily the case. A lot of times, it's much more of a crap shoot because many issues/problems won't be apparent in an 8-week-old puppy. Even a really good breeder can't guarantee that your puppy won't have hip or eye problems. They can only offer to refund your money or take the puppy back. That being said, I know that some people just want puppies. Both of mine were adopted as puppies, though in both cases, that's not exactly what I was looking for. I just happened upon them. Puppies also come into rescue all the time. You may have to wait a little longer, if that's what you want, though. One last plug for rescue - any dog can learn to do agility or obedience. How successful they are has more to do with the owner's abilities than the dog's lineage.
  14. LOL, I just re-read my post. What a difference a word makes. I didn't mean to say, "You Try This!" I meant to say, "you *might* try this. . . " I don't have personal experience with the anxiety wrap, but I've heard really positive things about it. Like DAP, it may not work for all dogs. But, the dog that I know about was severely thunderphobic and the anxiety wrap pretty much helped him get over it in about a month and a half. She started out by putting the anxiety wrap on the dog and putting him in his kennel when a storm was approaching. Then, they moved to just the kennel without the wrap. Now, they just use the wrap occasionally to "remind" the dog to be calm.
  15. I have also heard really great things about using an anxiety wrap for thunderphobic dogs. You think about trying that if you don't have any luck with DAP. http://www.anxietywrap.com/
  16. It was overturned. Read more here: http://heartofmichiganrescue.com/PAGE-HOMAR%20Home.html
  17. I have heard the same thing regarding cats. I get the impression that it is more successful when used on cats than on dogs.
  18. I tried it in my car. My young BC was extremely anxious (i.e., annoying) in the car. I thought DAP might calm him . . . . Nope. I didn't see any change in his behavior. That was $30 wasted. What worked, though, was to make him ride in his kennel. Now, I don't have any problems with him other than the occasional protest whine.
  19. I wasn't sure if I should post this here or in the rescue section. I thought it might get more "looks" here. I apologize in advance if this is out of place. It was requested that this be cross-posted. Gladwin County (Michigan) is selling to Class B research. There is a petition to stop the sales. Please crosspost where you can and sign it to stop the sales. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/...?ltl=1156167374
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