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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
haven't posted here for a while but just because i want to show off, I got a beagle pup about 2 months ago. the name choices were:

rossi
volkl
marker

i ended up choosing rossi as my gf did not like the name volkl, and i didn't want to use marker [img]tongue.gif[/img]

i hope this photo works [img]smile.gif[/img]



Mello
post #2 of 28
Mello, everybodys gotta have a ski dog! Hope your picture works soon.

Here is a pic of my ski dog, Corbet. Already a bigger legend than the origional in his mind!

post #3 of 28
Mello Boy, the temp is 100 Celsius and my heart is butter. Who wouldn't love that pup?!

Your grown-up dog is a love, too, Alta Skier.

[ July 09, 2003, 03:21 PM: Message edited by: oboe ]
post #4 of 28
I want to give him a hug and a kiss!
post #5 of 28
Cool dog, and I am not a dog fan!

My next cat may very well be named "Riblet". :
post #6 of 28
Dog pics, huh?

Cosmo:

post #7 of 28
Nice conformation. Is Cosmo a show dog, and has he been named for Lisamarie's favorite drinks?
post #8 of 28
Mommy drinks?
post #9 of 28
Quote:
Originally posted by oboe:
Nice conformation. Is Cosmo a show dog, and has he been named for Lisamarie's favorite drinks?
Cosmo's parents are VA and V rated, both "a" normal hips, elbows, etc, KKL 1 lbz and sch III, plus a whole bunch of other german abbreveations I don't understand.. Father was third place at the big seiger show in Germany a cpuple of years ago and his siblings have done similarly well at SV shows here in the states. Cosmo, alas, is not a show dog, but a companion...a role he enjoys. Great personality and (fingers crossed) his German lineage will help in structural soundness.
post #10 of 28
Quote:
Originally posted by Lisamarie:
Mommy drinks?
Holy crap...are those albums in the background??????
post #11 of 28
Yep! Mark was a DJ at Cornell, then in Ithaca. Nostalgia! [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #12 of 28
Ask him if he remembers/knew Phil Shapiro at VBR, a fixture there for literally decades.

Tom / PM
post #13 of 28
Yes he does. He will Pm you. A PM to PM [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #14 of 28
Why can't I see this picture?
post #15 of 28
Had to de-lurk for this thread!

It's such a shame, isn't it, how the show world has done so much to run down fine breeds like the GSD? Good for you in doing your homework and getting one from what must have been a working kennel (Sch III), as well as the German lineage. Went to a local kennel show a few months, and the crazy "angulation" I saw in the GSDs didn't impress me, it depressed me. The Boxer is all but ruined. I have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier I imported from South Africa--"Obi." My son will think of Obi Wan when he's old enough, but it's also a Nigerian word for heart. I'm laboring in the office this afternoon, so I can't attach a photo.

Funny, I'm sitting here thinking I can't wait for ski season, but on the other hand, I'm thinking, "oh, yes, I can!" At 40, the seasons are coming and going way too fast. The fact is, ski season will be here before we know it, and it'll be another summer kicked in the ass.

Quote:
Originally posted by oboe:
Nice conformation. Is Cosmo a show dog, and has he been named for Lisamarie's favorite drinks?
Cosmo's parents are VA and V rated, both "a" normal hips, elbows, etc, KKL 1 lbz and sch III, plus a whole bunch of other german abbreveations I don't understand.. Father was third place at the big seiger show in Germany a cpuple of years ago and his siblings have done similarly well at SV shows here in the states. Cosmo, alas, is not a show dog, but a companion...a role he enjoys. Great personality and (fingers crossed) his German lineage will help in structural soundness.[/quote]
post #16 of 28
To all the dog lovers out there I've got 2 words for you: THINK RESCUE!!

We have a big dirty secret in this country that many just conveniently turn a blind eye to. Every year millions of Americans go to a registered breeder, back yard breeder, or God forbid, a pet shop and bring home an adorable little fur ball. At the same time millions of dogs are put to sleep because they are no longer wanted.

We live in a disposable society and many treat their dogs as objects easily discarded when the puppy cuteness fades away and the reality of pet ownership sinks in. I work in rescue, I see on a daily basis how these animals that love unconditionally, and who would give their lives for their owners are so easily cast out because they become an inconvenience. I go into shelters all the time and it never gets any easier for me to look into all those sad, longing for love eyes and know that for all too many the walls of that shelter will be the last stop. The images haunt me.

The next time you consider adding a dog to your family please consider one of these homeless companions. There will always be a home for a cute fuzzy face pup, but there are many abandoned mature dogs that desperately need your compassion and love. They make great pets because they are so appreciative of their second chance at life with you and will do anything to please. They truly know that you saved them and they worship you for it, you can see it in their eyes, I swear you can.

If you have an interest in a particular breed there are specific breed rescue groups all over the country that can help you determine if the breed you think you want is truly the best breed for your family and lifestyle, then if it is help find you a suitable match. I work with Airedales, but do a search on the net and you can find a link to a group that works with any breed you like.

Thanks for listening.
post #17 of 28
Great post, fastman!
Consider adopting a "former athlete".
http://www.adopt-a-greyhound.org/
post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 
http://www.beaglesandbuddies.com/
beagle rescue in Southern California

Mello
post #19 of 28
While we are trying to save and rescue our favorites, let me throw this out for Brittany's. This is a national network for adopting Brittany's. The site is worth a visit just to look at all the pictures of the available dogs!!

American Brittany Rescue

Woof Woof Woof = (Dog people know that means "Let it Snow")
Ty [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #20 of 28
My Black Lab "Thunder" is the reason why I bought a ski condo instead of remodeling my primary residence. But almost five years since making the purchase, the results have been win-win throughout. Don't have the mental exhaustion and guilt feelings of leaving the dog seven hours away in a cage, but instead he owns the place. I also rent it and get income. And it's a business expense. No one can tell me I can or can't bring my pet skiing. The greates thrill is when the slopes close in late afternoon and I take him along for a session of ball-throwing in the snow, down the slopes, until he falls from exhaustion.
post #21 of 28
Quote:
Originally posted by FastMan:
To all the dog lovers out there I've got 2 words for you: THINK RESCUE!!

We have a big dirty secret in this country that many just conveniently turn a blind eye to. Every year millions of Americans go to a registered breeder, back yard breeder, or God forbid, a pet shop and bring home an adorable little fur ball. At the same time millions of dogs are put to sleep because they are no longer wanted.

We live in a disposable society and many treat their dogs as objects easily discarded when the puppy cuteness fades away and the reality of pet ownership sinks in. I work in rescue, I see on a daily basis how these animals that love unconditionally, and who would give their lives for their owners are so easily cast out because they become an inconvenience. I go into shelters all the time and it never gets any easier for me to look into all those sad, longing for love eyes and know that for all too many the walls of that shelter will be the last stop. The images haunt me.

The next time you consider adding a dog to your family please consider one of these homeless companions. There will always be a home for a cute fuzzy face pup, but there are many abandoned mature dogs that desperately need your compassion and love. They make great pets because they are so appreciative of their second chance at life with you and will do anything to please. They truly know that you saved them and they worship you for it, you can see it in their eyes, I swear you can.

If you have an interest in a particular breed there are specific breed rescue groups all over the country that can help you determine if the breed you think you want is truly the best breed for your family and lifestyle, then if it is help find you a suitable match. I work with Airedales, but do a search on the net and you can find a link to a group that works with any breed you like.

Thanks for listening.
What fastman said....

Although Cosmo was purchased as a pup from a breeder, his housemate, Samason, is a Golden we "rescued" from some people who didn't want him, after it became apparent at 6 mos. old, that he was an active dog who needeed attention and play time....duh....no shit lady, a Golden who wants to play ball. I refrained from calling her a ****ing moron and gladly took Samson home. Later, I hear from one of her neighbors that this was the third dog she'd done that to in two years. I then refrained from vandalizing her house and car.

Pic of samson up soon.

[ July 14, 2003, 10:11 AM: Message edited by: irul&ublo ]
post #22 of 28
By the way, Thunder came from the Lab Rescue League. He is the replacement to my previous "son" Rocky who died of osteosarcoma. I got Rocky all the way in Bogota Colombia, the son of two chapions from Australia and Britain respectively. His passing was early and painful, and I then decided to make another Lab's life better. Thunder is precious and has bonded in a really awesome way. And although full-blooded, he's neutered.
post #23 of 28
Samson on the left, Cosmo on the right:



[ July 14, 2003, 11:12 AM: Message edited by: irul&ublo ]
post #24 of 28
You might have the Ski Dog, but I have the Apres Ski Dog....

post #25 of 28
It would really be something if your pup would bring the bottle still full to you. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

Ty
post #26 of 28
That might just encourage me to get a pet.
post #27 of 28
This is my Ski Bird: Franz.

Franz is a cockatiel and a second chance bird (we found him). When we bring him skiing, we put his cage in the bathroom at night and crank the heat up to 75 in that room.

He hates snow, but loves apres ski by the fire. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]



[ August 08, 2003, 06:35 PM: Message edited by: West Virginia Skier ]
post #28 of 28
A mans best friend.




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