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by dreamerofdreams
Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: brand new puppy and a mostly outside pet cat?
Replies: 19
Views: 3499

Re: brand new puppy and a mostly outside pet cat?

See what happens, a bit. Maybe you'll luck out like we did. My cat beat the ever living crud out of a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Like... the cartoons you see, where the dust is flying and such? That was what happened. Blood everywhere. The cat owned that dog the whole time we dogsat. I thought we'd have t...
by dreamerofdreams
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: North to Alaska!
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: North to Alaska!

On a second look, April to September? You aren't going to be able to get much bird hunting done in that time frame, are you?
by dreamerofdreams
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: North to Alaska!
Replies: 13
Views: 1242

Re: North to Alaska!

God I miss Alaska so much. Fresh roasted ptarmigan with crowberries, mm.

Jim McCann runs Britts up in F'banks. Very nice guy too, if you need advice I'd go to him.
by dreamerofdreams
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cat Poop
Replies: 15
Views: 3101

Re: Cat Poop

Help me be smart with trash breaking. Dog is new to the collar. She's conditioned to wear it and I've just started this past week overlaying it on the checkcord. My thought is that trashbreaking her right now is stupid but the darn animal just put a hole in the drywall to get to the cat poop. :evil:...
by dreamerofdreams
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: All-Around Best Pistol
Replies: 25
Views: 7076

Re: All-Around Best Pistol

I run a S&W M&P in 40 for my combat handgun.

I'm jonesing for a nice 1911 but the low round count has put it low on the priority list. I might trick it out as a race gun if I got it.
by dreamerofdreams
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Responsible Firearms ownership
Replies: 193
Views: 26451

Re: Responsible Firearms ownership

Registration is required for tracking. Registration has also, historically throughout the world, been a prelude to confiscation. Additionally, tracking via registration Does Not Work. See Canada, see California, see any number of examples. It does not prevent crime and is not effective at solving it...
by dreamerofdreams
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Responsible Firearms ownership
Replies: 193
Views: 26451

Re: Responsible Firearms ownership

The firearms in question are not military weapons. FYI the M&P that Smith and Wesson stands for MILITARY & POLICE. They are produced in semi-auto handguns and on AR Platforms. The only difference is our civilian models are semi-auto and not fully auto, but can be converted if you put your mind too ...
by dreamerofdreams
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Responsible Firearms ownership
Replies: 193
Views: 26451

Re: Responsible Firearms ownership

The firearms in question are not military weapons.

The solution to fascination is not making things more difficult to get but education.
by dreamerofdreams
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Responsible Firearms ownership
Replies: 193
Views: 26451

Re: Responsible Firearms ownership

For those of you that are against any type of reform, what do you suggest we do? Nothing? We don`t have a problem here? It is our imagination tricking us? I do not want any type of confiscation, nor will it ever happen. But there is a problem and doing nothing is not part of the solution.IMO. So wh...
by dreamerofdreams
Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Responsible Firearms ownership
Replies: 193
Views: 26451

Re: Responsible Firearms ownership

I think at some point the right to own a gun needs to be balanced with the fact that there are too many guns in America period. I am an avid gun owner and sportsman but I would give my assault weapon up in a second (I don't have one but if I did) if I thought it would help prevent more kindergartne...
by dreamerofdreams
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Responsible Firearms ownership
Replies: 193
Views: 26451

Re: Responsible Firearms ownership

As for those that are irresponsible pointing guns at another person as a matter of neglect or worse yet screwing around, That moment is when you need to speak up actually before you hand the person the weapon. If they do it after, take the gun and send them out of the store. I do and have,, but the...
by dreamerofdreams
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Responsible Firearms ownership
Replies: 193
Views: 26451

Re: Responsible Firearms ownership

No. Do I think people should get training? Yes. That's why I offer NRA classes and personal instruction at cost, or free. I think it's critically important. But it should not be required. If it were required, I never, ever, ever would have gotten into shooting. Also, these laws do not impact crime a...
by dreamerofdreams
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cat Poop
Replies: 15
Views: 3101

Re: Cat Poop

Unfortunately it's a rental so messing with the doors is out. Also I'm not sure they make a door big enough for my large cat that is too small for my small britt!

I'll try the top entry litter box. We use wheat litter so hopefully that's not as bad as the stuff in Preacher's story...
by dreamerofdreams
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cat Poop
Replies: 15
Views: 3101

Cat Poop

Any way to get her to stop eating it? I've got a gate up, but she's big enough to jump it now. She comes right back when I call her, but not before she's snarfed a mouthful. Then she comes and sticks her face at mine and pants...yuck.
by dreamerofdreams
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Update On My little Britt
Replies: 12
Views: 2812

Re: Update On My little Britt

Posted one a little further up but here's another:

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by dreamerofdreams
Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Update On My little Britt
Replies: 12
Views: 2812

Re: Update On My little Britt

Hah, my little girl hasn't hit 25 yet at 9 months!
by dreamerofdreams
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Update On My little Britt
Replies: 12
Views: 2812

Re: Update On My little Britt

Love the face! How much does he weigh? He looks about twice the size as my 9 month brit!

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by dreamerofdreams
Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Quick Heat Question
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Quick Heat Question

Hi all My 9 month old Britt just came into heat. Usually her outside time is in our large back yard with a six foot privacy fence. She doesn't usually run free, usually on a long tie-out due to the chickens not liking it when she steals their food. She can't get within five feet of the fence on the ...
by dreamerofdreams
Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Need help with RECALL
Replies: 9
Views: 2776

Re: Need help with RECALL

How do you transfer from the check cord to no check cord though? My pup will recall fine with a cord, but not without it.
by dreamerofdreams
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gotta Vent!
Replies: 51
Views: 7551

Re: Gotta Vent!

One of my students is in critical condition after another child did not understand that BB guns are not toys. I think it's a pretty serious issue and the kid does need to "pay the price." And by that, I mean learning well and good why that is wrong, whether it's by talking to kid/grandparents/whatev...
by dreamerofdreams
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Prayers Sent to those in Conn.
Replies: 13
Views: 3351

Re: Prayers Sent to those in Conn.

Major news networks are notoriously unreliable for immediate information on events such as this. This, for example, marks the second time that the major news networks have wrongly reported the name of the shooter involved. That said, I grew up the next town over from this town. It's horrible any way...
by dreamerofdreams
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Walking with a leash
Replies: 18
Views: 2702

Re: Walking with a leash

My girl is not a fan of loose leash. We've had success with the half hitch. Also, carrying a treat in your hand around your belly helps. If she thinks she's going to get a nibble, she'll stick right by my side. Don't have to do it all the time, just sometimes.
by dreamerofdreams
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peeing at night
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Peeing at night

She has not been spayed.

Went to the vet today - she's got crystals which has inflamed things, and the beginning of a UTI. We're increasing water intake and on some meds for the UTI and crystals. Will check back in two weeks.
by dreamerofdreams
Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peeing at night
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Re: Peeing at night

Thanks for the advice! I'll be calling the vet shortly.

Also thanks for the natures miracle advice, I'd been wondering if just regular washing would be enough. How much do you put in?
by dreamerofdreams
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Peeing at night
Replies: 7
Views: 921

Peeing at night

I have an eighth month old britt. She's always been very very good about potty training, especially when it comes to her kennel. She's never messed her crate once. Until now. Two nights ago she peed in the bed. Last night, I crated her just to make sure this wasn't an issue. When I brought her out t...
by dreamerofdreams
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a Brittany breeder.
Replies: 13
Views: 3790

Re: Looking for a Brittany breeder.

AZ Brittany Guy wrote:
dreamerofdreams wrote:I got mine through Beeline Brittanies and Windswept Ridge Brittanies, both in North Carolina.
Can't go wrong whith those kennels.
Yeah, my little girl is a real pistol.
by dreamerofdreams
Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Photo of the Day
Replies: 432
Views: 103690

Re: Photo of the Day

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First NAVHDA training day... First pheasant, first tracking experience. She did great!
by dreamerofdreams
Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a Brittany breeder.
Replies: 13
Views: 3790

Re: Looking for a Brittany breeder.

I got mine through Beeline Brittanies and Windswept Ridge Brittanies, both in North Carolina.
by dreamerofdreams
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Wolverines
Replies: 7
Views: 4013

Re: Wolverines

Saw a wild one only once, but that was in AK. Of course, it was also in the middle of the city... I was driving and by the time I'd pulled around to snap a picture it was gone into the park. Don't really want to see one closer, they kinda creep me out. Vicious little things!
by dreamerofdreams
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: debate
Replies: 89
Views: 17868

Re: debate

Waiting periods are great for abused women whose abusers aren't going to respect a restraining order... :roll:
by dreamerofdreams
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Walkdog problems
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Walkdog problems

How should I be persistent on this issue? I can't just drag her behind the bike... I've tried a little pulling to get her to run but she plants so hard her harness practically comes off her head even though it's snugged down tight.
by dreamerofdreams
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Walkdog problems
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Walkdog problems

6 months
by dreamerofdreams
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Walkdog problems
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Walkdog problems

So a while ago I bought a walkydog for the bike. I slowly conditioned pup to it without much trouble. Then tonight, out of the blue, she stops in her tracks, I brake as soon as I can. She refuses to go anywhere. Flat out refuses. After a while of trying to get her to go, I unclip her from the bike a...
by dreamerofdreams
Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Umbilical Hernia Questions?
Replies: 9
Views: 4886

Re: Umbilical Hernia Questions?

There are always risks with anesthesia and surgeries. I'm fairly sure that it was a reaction to the anesthesia and not the surgery, so take this with a grain of salt, but I was 9 at the time and it made a big impression. Sent a kitten in with a similar hernia issue and she did not come home. Like I ...
by dreamerofdreams
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: pigeons
Replies: 9
Views: 2750

Re: pigeons

I don't even have homers, just culls from the local pigeon factory. We were working pigeons Saturday and Sunday. Then today, as we sit there eating dinner, I hear a great big THUD on the glass door. I go and open it, and there's the darn pigeon, sitting right there knocked silly! :D
by dreamerofdreams
Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 102924

Re: Occupations

Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy. Spent the first ten years as a Sonar Technician on Submarines. The last five years driving destroyers. Headed to Tucson Arizona to work at the U of Arizona's ROTC unit and get my graduate degree. Jealous, I would loooove for the husband to get an ROTC assignment...
by dreamerofdreams
Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Fun with Pigeons
Replies: 3
Views: 533

Fun with Pigeons

We were able to pick up a box full of pigeon culls this weekend and started letting 5.5 month old Kodi learn that she can't catch them. She gets so excited over the birds, it's fun to watch! No pointing yet, but she scent pointed a killdeer this morning, so I"m sure that will come. http://farm9.stat...
by dreamerofdreams
Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Wife MADE me do it!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 5225

Re: Wife MADE me do it!!!

Pretty similar... I was planning on doing this training old skool, sans ecollar and stuff, due to cost. I'd already begged husband into letting me get a dog, after all. But the other day he was like "Wouldn't it be safer if...?" and I was like "Yes, yes it would!" So I got the green light.
by dreamerofdreams
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Water
Replies: 11
Views: 2504

Re: Water

I've tried the getting in the water with her thing, and this definitely predates her jump off the dock, hahaha. We'll see how the golden works, thanks for advice!
by dreamerofdreams
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Water
Replies: 11
Views: 2504

Water

How do you handle a pup who hates water? At five months old, Kodi still abhors water, rain, and sprinklers. She'll wade up to her knees fine (especially if there's a cheese poof in it for her), but no further. She can swim well - as we discovered when she leaped off the boat dock thinking that water...
by dreamerofdreams
Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a Cull!
Replies: 85
Views: 29017

Re: Looking for a Cull!

Anyone ever tried Rhodesian Ridgebacks for this type of work? Work pretty well on dangerous game out these parts... I think and hope that my experience is not normal, but the only ridgeback I've known was such a scaredy-dog that she couldn't go to the bathroom by herself and let herself get her but...
by dreamerofdreams
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for a Cull!
Replies: 85
Views: 29017

Re: Looking for a Cull!

Anyone ever tried Rhodesian Ridgebacks for this type of work? Work pretty well on dangerous game out these parts... I think and hope that my experience is not normal, but the only ridgeback I've known was such a scaredy-dog that she couldn't go to the bathroom by herself and let herself get her but...
by dreamerofdreams
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 12
Views: 3831

Re: Feeding

Thanks for the advice, everyone!
by dreamerofdreams
Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 12
Views: 3831

Re: Feeding

I'm feeding Pro Plan, and she usually eats about 1.5-2 cups per day. If she finishes what's in her bowl before the ten minutes is up, I give her some more. She's about 20lbs at five months. I'm probably just paranoid but the last few days she's been totally ignoring the morning feeding and going to ...
by dreamerofdreams
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 12
Views: 3831

Re: Feeding

Yeah, that's what I have been doing.
by dreamerofdreams
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Feeding
Replies: 12
Views: 3831

Feeding

How do you decide if you should switch to once a day feeding? My pup is five months old and has never been super interested in food. She gets all she wants twice a day, for ten minutes at a time, but lately she's been mostly or completely ignoring at least one feeding. Today she didn't eat a mouthfu...
by dreamerofdreams
Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Having 2 issues that I need help with.
Replies: 21
Views: 4934

Re: Having 2 issues that I need help with.

We had a lot of trouble with nipping too. Like you, nothing was working. What eventually worked for us was a combination of time and taking her to play with other dogs. I guess the dogs teach that nipping is bad better than I can! Also, she got older and better able to learn right and wrong.
by dreamerofdreams
Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Women's hunting boots (gift)
Replies: 4
Views: 491

Re: Women's hunting boots (gift)

Yeah, boots (like guns) are not something to buy for someone! Unless they've already tried things on and found what fits their foot, of course.
by dreamerofdreams
Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Hunting with pop up camper
Replies: 23
Views: 8064

Re: Hunting with pop up camper

Just remember that they aren't bear-proof if you're in an area where that is a concern. Of course, tents aren't either, but a lot more people store food in popups.
by dreamerofdreams
Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 102924

Re: Occupations

I'm a music teacher and sidejob with firearms instruction.