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by Sharon
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad news about our member Irishwhistler
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Sad news about our member Irishwhistler

This is such sad news; I feel so badly about it. Mike's pictures added so much to our forum. He was a kind member and always a gentleman. Rest in peace Mike.
by Sharon
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sad news about our member Irishwhistler
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Sad news about our member Irishwhistler

by gundogguy » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:05 am It is with a heavy heart I write this to report Mike Enright, aka Irishwhistler, passed away suddenly yesterday morning at his home in Connecticut. A fixture on this board, dog trainer, artist, photographer, retired game warden, and a true outdoor gentleman, ...
by Sharon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ~ CLASSIC CANADA TRIO ~ B & W
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: ~ CLASSIC CANADA TRIO ~ B & W

They're a beautiful bird for sure. :)
by Sharon
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Coyotes

"... coyotes have to live too..." NOT IF I HAVE ANYTHING TO DO ABOUT IT! Come to end of 'em yet? Last time I was chasing quail in AZ the song dog population seemed to be thriving in spite of all the animosity :wink: Sharon - what is "dog spray"? I have nothing against coyotes, either but I agree - ...
by Sharon
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Coyotes

Sharon: Would two coyotes be a match for one Jack Russel? He must be getting old. What Time Zone does this forum come from. It is 6am at my house 8am on the forum.....Cj Normally they wouldn't be a match, but he has cancer and is living one day at a time. That's weird about the time zone. Daylight ...
by Sharon
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Coyotes

That's a thought, but a pistol can only be used on a range at a gun club here in Ontario, and the incident was on city property so no firearm could be used. I'll just stay away from that area in the future.

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by Sharon
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Coyotes
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Coyotes

Had 2 coyotes try to take down my Jack Russel for brunch this week. Thankfully, I had remembered to take the dog spray. I know coyotes have to live too , but not my dog.
by Sharon
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fences and First Aid Kits
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Fences and First Aid Kits

You are definitely well prepared. :)
by Sharon
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Dang only a couple of members hunt??????
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Dang only a couple of members hunt??????

There are the same number of users/guests on line at any moment (See the bottom of the main page) , but I guess they have nothing to say. Had a look at 2 other usually popular gun dog forums and they seem pretty dead too. Either most are hunting or we've got covid depression going on. :( I can't hun...
by Sharon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Echo & I had an epic first day in the field. We are fortunate.
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Echo & I had an epic first day in the field. We are fortunate.

That link works fine. Looks like a great day! :)
by Sharon
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Echo & I had an epic first day in the field. We are fortunate.
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Echo & I had an epic first day in the field. We are fortunate.

Couldn't get the link to work Walk 213. Perhaps you could give it another try.
by Sharon
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: pain relief
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: pain relief

My dog uses rheumacyl. Vet would know the best choice of drugs for certain kinds of pain.
by Sharon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: NSTRA Regional run
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: NSTRA Regional run

My Brittany Missy came close to winning the 2020 So Cal NSTRA regional. Second is close enough. We were beat by an outstanding 3 yr old GSP out of Rawhide kennels in AZ. In a field of 20 we came in 4th the first day. Next morning, first brace,Field of 10, on frozen ground we had 4 points and 4 retr...
by Sharon
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ Warm Weather Honkers ~
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: ~ Warm Weather Honkers ~

Great pics. Canada is glad to share our geese. :)
by Sharon
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: Masticatory Myositis

For those who have been asking:

Before we could get the CAT scan done , the tumor has reached the brain; seizures have started.

We'll be putting my buddy down soon. He's only 7; I'd counted on him until 14. Still believe God knows best.
by Sharon
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bicep tendonitis
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Bicep tendonitis

Problem is that it is an eleven year old dog. I have had many old hunting dogs and by11 +- joint pain often becomes a regular, common problem. If the dog wanted to run , I let it run; if it wanted to rest , I let it rest. I did use an anti inflammatory.
by Sharon
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grey Wolf

Appreciate you gentlemen keeping the politics to a minimum here. Thank you.
by Sharon
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about JGHV, FF, JGV-USA and steady to WSF
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: Question about JGHV, FF, JGV-USA and steady to WSF

Ah, but the birds weren't running. They were tight and after 5 +-minutes took off. Dog relocated. I assume the judges thought my dog took a step which flushed the birds. However, they were just as far away as I was so couldn't see anything really either. I trust my dog to have been right. :)
by Sharon
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about JGHV, FF, JGV-USA and steady to WSF
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: Question about JGHV, FF, JGV-USA and steady to WSF

Not sure exactly what the gentlemen are referring to. One thing that drives me crazy in American Field trials: The dog is on point. Takes me a bit to get there. The birds flush on their own after maybe 5 minutes . Dog didn't flush them, but may have been pointing too closely initially. After the bir...
by Sharon
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I can't wait
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: I can't wait

You need to give that male assistant a pay - how about some extra cookies? :) Woodcock have pretty much left Ontario so you should see them soon. I'm jealous of your opportunity to have a new pup, Ray. Health problems doesn't permit me to do so. I have to just enjoy hearing about your pup. Don't for...
by Sharon
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Question about JGHV, FF, JGV-USA and steady to WSF
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: Question about JGHV, FF, JGV-USA and steady to WSF

any ideas for the member Giuseppe?
by Sharon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ~ The Foggy Dew ~
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: ~ The Foggy Dew ~

LOL and very nice IW.
by Sharon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Grey Wolf
Replies: 42
Views: 1306

Re: Grey Wolf

That's very interesting. Sounds premature to me.
by Sharon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Baseball
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Baseball

No politics here on the forum please, but yes and no. Some stand with their hand on a Black player kneeling to make a point. They did kneel on opening day in July; some kneel in the dug out.
by Sharon
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Baseball
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Baseball

Really nice to be able to enjoy the World Series during this virus year. At least something is normal. Dodgers haven't won since 1988. No Canadian teams this year , but I can still enjoy the game. :)
by Sharon
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: winter has come way too early
Replies: 17
Views: 1141

Re: winter has come way too early

" I will say that sometimes this board could be called Grumpy Old Men’s Forum instead of Gun Dog Forum." quote Ratdog

LOl My lips are sealed. :)

Members: The Mods and administrator are dealing with this issue.
by Sharon
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Can't Compete With Irishwhistler but...
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Can't Compete With Irishwhistler but...

That is beautiful ; that dog is getting his last enticing smell. :)
by Sharon
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: FT dogs not such good hunters
Replies: 180
Views: 52786

Re: FT dogs not such good hunters

Could you please post the link to that thread Sir? I can't find it. I think my posts don't go back to 2015.
by Sharon
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Happy Birthday

to kninebirddog

You have made a tremendous contribution to this forum over the years; enjoy your day. :)
by Sharon
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ~ WORKING THE ROW CROP ~
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: ~ WORKING THE ROW CROP ~

LOL Well there. LOL I love your pics. IW. Thanks for posting them.
by Sharon
Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: USE A LEASH!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: USE A LEASH!!!

That's a very interesting post. I always muzzle my jrt at the vet - he doesn't like men- and I know my vet appreciates it.
by Sharon
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: USE A LEASH!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: USE A LEASH!!!

and point #2 is that many people are afraid of dogs- like my sister in law. To see a dog coming at them is terrifying.
by Sharon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Loaning out a dog
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: Loaning out a dog

I could never borrow anybody's dog; if something bad happened I could never forgive myself.
by Sharon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Vests
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Vests

funny ? vest story: I had my Jack Russell and setter out in the fields. The JRT was in a vest ( body close to the ground). The setter has never seen him in a vest before. The setter picked the JRT up by the vest and took off. I was scared to death that I was going to find my JRT with broken legs. Th...
by Sharon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Puppy exercise and growth plates.
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Puppy exercise and growth plates.

I support the thought that roading a dog under a year old is unwise. 14-16 months is recommended. Running in the field is far different from a forced pace in a roading harness. https://www.google.com/search?q=damaged+growth+plates+in+puppies&rlz=1C1CHBF_enCA814CA814&oq=growth+plates+in+puppies&aqs=c...
by Sharon
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Purina Pro Plan changes
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Purina Pro Plan changes

Thank you. :)
by Sharon
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Cracked foot pad
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Cracked foot pad

Wash well, apply petroleum jelly ( thickly) , put on a sock + Elizabethan collar. You can run your dog with pad covers in the future. https://petcentral.chewy.com/solutions-for-caring-for-cracked-dog-paw/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CClean%20the%20pads%20with%20a,irritation%20and%20an%20upset%20tummy.%E2%80%9D
by Sharon
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Ticks only on dog's head.
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Ticks only on dog's head.

A few drops on his head wouldn't hurt ; don't let it run into his eyes. I also use Nexguard and rarely see a tick.
by Sharon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Our Beloved GSP Miranda
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Our Beloved GSP Miranda

Sounds like you have some wonderful memories. Sorry for your loss.
by Sharon
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Big Day for the Pup
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Big Day for the Pup

Well done Tess! :) Good picture!
by Sharon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Adventures With Tubbs
Replies: 50
Views: 2144

Re: Adventures With Tubbs

Good to feel your excitement and joy in your posts. :) Good for you!
by Sharon
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: Masticatory Myositis

Well, it is a low grade tumor.....Apocrine adenomas in a sweat gland. Very uncommon. They grow slowly and there is no chance of recurrence following Cat scan, surgical extirpation. He sees the specialist surgeon on Nov.11
Appreciate the PMs/posts I've received; thank you.
by Sharon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fences and First Aid Kits
Replies: 17
Views: 804

Re: Fences and First Aid Kits

Very true. Thank goodness that GPS units are now available. I have a bad memory of finding a beagle hung up/dead on a fence.
by Sharon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Trial
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: First Trial

I loved trials for all the reasons Ray mentioned. Made some great friends, won some trials, and saw some amazing dog work. Miss it big time.
by Sharon
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How far should Brittany range
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: How far should Brittany range

For me , as long as the dog was holding the bird till I got there, it didn't matter how far out he/she was.
by Sharon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: Masticatory Myositis

today's info from the vet: Problem isn't just on the bone but in the skull. Tumor or cyst?? Find out next week.
by Sharon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: Masticatory Myositis

update:

not cancer.....FNAs done twice- biopsy/chest x ray next, as the lump is accompanied by heavy duty coughing/choking.

We'll know Friday. Could be blastomycosis.
by Sharon
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dog is “soft”
Replies: 25
Views: 1404

Re: Dog is “soft”

I'm no expert, but having just read your post, I wouldn't use that e collar at all around bird activity- even circling.
by Sharon
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Masticatory Myositis
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: Masticatory Myositis

Well , we're back at stage 1. It was not Masticatory Myositis. Lump on his head is still the size of a big plum. A new blood/fluid test has been sent to a pathologist. Expecting the results maybe to day or Monday. Cancer is now a possibility ; I hope not, but trying to prepare mentally for whatever....
by Sharon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Is It Time to Give Up?
Replies: 28
Views: 1439

Re: Is It Time to Give Up?

Don't give up! That dog has tremendous skills. Keep working with the trainer. If it is not ready for hunting this Fall, so be it. There are many Falls ahead - Lord willing.