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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by durangopipe » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:24 pm

Thunktank wrote:This is one of my poor beasts from better times. First photo I found of her on my slow photobucket account. I will be taking her to the rainbow bridge Monday. Tomorrow my family will enjoy a picnic under a shady tree with her and feed her all grilled food she wants, which probably won't be very much at this point. :(


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Sorry Thunk.
So very difficult.
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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by hugodrax » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:34 pm

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Thunktank wrote:This is one of my poor beasts from better times. First photo I found of her on my slow photobucket account. I will be taking her to the rainbow bridge Monday. Tomorrow my family will enjoy a picnic under a shady tree with her and feed her all grilled food she wants, which probably won't be very much at this point. :(


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Sorry Thunk.
So very difficult.
Thunk, I'm going to pray for your sons and your family. This is so very difficult. I've been there.
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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by durangopipe » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:05 pm

Got this from a friend just now:

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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by Thunktank » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:16 pm

We are now looking for a new puppy that will be as handsome and capable as Finn:

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He's an English Coccker from Irish field lines. Gobs of natural hunting talent, happy disposition, loves to please and a large lapdog that is easy to live with. The breeder we got Finn from is no longer breeding. They gave up the pheasant farm and started a family. They hope to go back to Ireland for more breeding stock someday. But I do know of other breeders who use the same lines. They are a very consistent line. I may even go to Ireland myself to meet some of the root stock. It will take months or years for our new puppy to arrive. Finn will turn seven this September, about the right age to rotate another puppy into our pack before his senior years begin.
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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by Thunktank » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:34 pm

I enjoy training my dogs for obedience and work. I hate leash laws, my dogs simply have no need for them, but most dogs do and so here we are. I haven't had time to join dog clubs as my kids take priority, they have sports and such to do. But I do plan to phase working spaniel clubs into my life soon now that my kids are old enough to work spaniels with me. But also, I hope to get on the field trial circuit when my kids leave the nest. I have a real passion for this.

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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:34 pm

I hope to get on the field trial circuit when my kids leave the nest. I have a real passion for this.
A very worthwhile ambition!
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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by FredS » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:03 pm

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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by hugodrax » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:04 pm

FredS wrote:chillin'
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Rigor mortisin?
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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by Thunktank » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:23 pm

FredS wrote:chillin'
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Your couch is in better shape than mine. The cushions on mine lost their shape and used to look exactly like yours.

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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by durangopipe » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:28 pm

I know some good people say it, but I can't imagine how anyone can fail to love dogs.
And refusing a child a puppy? Almost unthinkable.

LOVE the photos.
Thanks.
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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by hugodrax » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:37 pm

durangopipe wrote:I know some good people say it, but I can't imagine how anyone can fail to love dogs.
And refusing a child a puppy? Almost unthinkable.

LOVE the photos.
Thanks.
This. There have been people's dogs that I didn't care for, but the species in total is a priceless gift. My favorite photograph of my middle daughter is of her and our current beast walking up the stairs together. Rosa was still in diapers, and the pooch wasn't much smaller than her. Want to guess who that dog follows to this day? They're best buddies. The dog gets positively depressed if the girls aren't around, checking rooms and sighing.
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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by FredS » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:06 pm

hugodrax wrote:
durangopipe wrote:I know some good people say it, but I can't imagine how anyone can fail to love dogs.
And refusing a child a puppy? Almost unthinkable.

LOVE the photos.
Thanks.
This. There have been people's dogs that I didn't care for, but the species in total is a priceless gift. My favorite photograph of my middle daughter is of her and our current beast walking up the stairs together. Rosa was still in diapers, and the pooch wasn't much smaller than her. Want to guess who that dog follows to this day? They're best buddies. The dog gets positively depressed if the girls aren't around, checking rooms and sighing.
Guys who train bird dogs or coon dogs think they've got it figured out when it comes to training dogs. But they've got nothing compared to the power a young girl has with a dog she's grown up with. Loyalty? None more.
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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by venator260 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:45 am

Late to the thread. Here's Luna, the family beast from my household. She looks like a full blooded APBT, but she was a stray, so we're not sure.

The dog was the wife's idea. Truth be told, the dog was a PITA when we lived in Pittsburgh. Now that we have a large yard and woods to roam in, I think she's not too bad. The dog is quite a bit happier as well. She is the easiest dog to deal with that I've ever been around. Very friendly to people. Not so much other dogs, though.


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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by durangopipe » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:17 am

Looks like Luna is pretty happy in the new location!
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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by Thunktank » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:46 pm

I've talked with several breeders this weekend. Many English Cockers from field lines come out of Georgia. They are popular plantation dogs down there. A plantation cocker rides on a wagon with quail hunters while pointers run the countryside in search of quail coveys. When found, the spaniels are put to the ground to flush and retrieve. I asked how much such an experience costs. The answer floored me. Guys will pay 125k for a membership good for 10 trips afield. My wife was on the phone with us when this was discussed. Her eyes got big, she looked at me and shook her head no in such a manner to inform me that there was no room for negotiation. :lol:

Don't worry dear, that's too rich for my blood.

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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by Thunktank » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:49 pm

venator260 wrote:Late to the thread. Here's Luna, the family beast from my household. She looks like a full blooded APBT, but she was a stray, so we're not sure.

The dog was the wife's idea. Truth be told, the dog was a PITA when we lived in Pittsburgh. Now that we have a large yard and woods to roam in, I think she's not too bad. The dog is quite a bit happier as well. She is the easiest dog to deal with that I've ever been around. Very friendly to people. Not so much other dogs, though.


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I love the various types of bull terriers. If I wasn't a hunter looking for hunting dogs yhe smaller varieties would be near the top of my list for consideration in addition to a spaniel.

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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by venator260 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:43 pm

Thunktank wrote:
venator260 wrote:Late to the thread. Here's Luna, the family beast from my household. She looks like a full blooded APBT, but she was a stray, so we're not sure.

The dog was the wife's idea. Truth be told, the dog was a PITA when we lived in Pittsburgh. Now that we have a large yard and woods to roam in, I think she's not too bad. The dog is quite a bit happier as well. She is the easiest dog to deal with that I've ever been around. Very friendly to people. Not so much other dogs, though.


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I love the various types of bull terriers. If I wasn't a hunter looking for hunting dogs yhe smaller varieties would be near the top of my list for consideration in addition to a spaniel.

I'm sold on them, the wife more so. This dog is loyal and absolutely adores people. She obeys well, and very rarely ventures out of sight of her people (useful in a rural area). Fairly stubborn though. She's decided that she absolutely will not sit on command, and in 3 1/2 years, we have not changed her mind on this. She's learned many other things, "sit" just is not one of them.

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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by Jocose » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:48 pm

venator260 wrote:
Thunktank wrote:
venator260 wrote:Late to the thread. Here's Luna, the family beast from my household. She looks like a full blooded APBT, but she was a stray, so we're not sure.

The dog was the wife's idea. Truth be told, the dog was a PITA when we lived in Pittsburgh. Now that we have a large yard and woods to roam in, I think she's not too bad. The dog is quite a bit happier as well. She is the easiest dog to deal with that I've ever been around. Very friendly to people. Not so much other dogs, though.


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I love the various types of bull terriers. If I wasn't a hunter looking for hunting dogs yhe smaller varieties would be near the top of my list for consideration in addition to a spaniel.

I'm sold on them, the wife more so. This dog is loyal and absolutely adores people. She obeys well, and very rarely ventures out of sight of her people (useful in a rural area). Fairly stubborn though. She's decided that she absolutely will not sit on command, and in 3 1/2 years, we have not changed her mind on this. She's learned many other things, "sit" just is not one of them.
Does she know any sign language? If not maybe look into teaching her some, you may be able to get her to sit using sign.
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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by venator260 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:54 pm

durangopipe wrote:Looks like Luna is pretty happy in the new location!

Yep. Quits a bit happier. Hasn't seen a leash bit about 3 times since our move nearly a year ago. There's space to run and she can entertain herself quite well with a stick, or bone, or apple from our trees.

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Re: The 'Post Yer Beast' thread

Post by venator260 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:57 pm

Jocose wrote:
venator260 wrote:
Thunktank wrote:
venator260 wrote:Late to the thread. Here's Luna, the family beast from my household. She looks like a full blooded APBT, but she was a stray, so we're not sure.

The dog was the wife's idea. Truth be told, the dog was a PITA when we lived in Pittsburgh. Now that we have a large yard and woods to roam in, I think she's not too bad. The dog is quite a bit happier as well. She is the easiest dog to deal with that I've ever been around. Very friendly to people. Not so much other dogs, though.


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I love the various types of bull terriers. If I wasn't a hunter looking for hunting dogs yhe smaller varieties would be near the top of my list for consideration in addition to a spaniel.

I'm sold on them, the wife more so. This dog is loyal and absolutely adores people. She obeys well, and very rarely ventures out of sight of her people (useful in a rural area). Fairly stubborn though. She's decided that she absolutely will not sit on command, and in 3 1/2 years, we have not changed her mind on this. She's learned many other things, "sit" just is not one of them.
Does she know any sign language? If not maybe look into teaching her some, you may be able to get her to sit using sign.
Good idea. She has become pretty good at knowing where I want her to go just by my pointing out her path. (Up on the couch, around a muddy spot, etc...).

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