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by frosso
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Nose bleed
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Nose bleed

Vet thinks she'll be fine which is good because I'll need her nose in the fall to payoff the vet bill. Looks like it's just bruised. She has an anti-infammatory and a pain killer. It's scary for everyone when they bleed a lot. :(
by frosso
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Nose bleed
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Re: Nose bleed

Thanks folks. I dropped her off at the vet this morning just to be sure. I'll post later on the outcome. Hopefull it's like smashing your finger and it's just healing and still weeping some. She seems fine, eating, pooping and playing. I just don't want to take a chance since the nose is the money m...
by frosso
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Nose bleed
Replies: 7
Views: 1040

Nose bleed

A big headed pit bull and my llew had a nose to head collision on Sat while playing fetch with a tennis ball. She yelped and ran to me with a really bad nose bleed. It didn't look cut but it took a while to stop the bleeding. It's still weaping a little and has a odd smell. She seems tired but is ea...
by frosso
Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Guide help
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Guide help

I'm a relatively new bird hunter and I was blessed with a spectacular bird dog. I'm looking for some resources to help me be a better guide. Right now I'm not worthy of my dog.
by frosso
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Need women who hunt input
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Re: Need women who hunt input

Thank you for the great feedback. One of the hurdles for women clothing manufacturers is that there is a greater deviation from the norm on women shapes than on men. We are thinking about doing something where you send your measurements and we customize and guarantee fit. We may need some guinea pig...
by frosso
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Need women who hunt input
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Re: Need women who hunt input

Ya know girl's, the pant's really aren't a problem. I've been wearing jeans hunting for 50 years and they work fine. If you really need that stuff they put on the front, your girl's! make that yourselves. Some of that heavier plastic looking material and sew it to the legs. Shoot, if people can sew...
by frosso
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for good English Cocker breeder
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Re: Looking for good English Cocker breeder

Thanks folks. I passed the link and the name on to my friend. I hope he can find a pup soon to heal his heart.
by frosso
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Need women who hunt input
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Re: Need women who hunt input

I'm working with a friend who is a seamstress to develop some women's hunting clothes (primarily upland stuff) that fit real women (not twiggy) and won't empty the bank account. I would like some input on what women would like to see available. .............quote Field pants in a short length optio...
by frosso
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Need women who hunt input
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Need women who hunt input

I'm working with a friend who is a seamstress to develop some women's hunting clothes (primarily upland stuff) that fit real women (not twiggy) and won't empty the bank account. I would like some input on what women would like to see available. Here is my list of wants: jeans with brush cloth a dura...
by frosso
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Blood
Replies: 9
Views: 1875

Re: Blood

I carry a Quick Clot clotting sponge when I'm hunting. It's supposed to stop bleeding. Thank goodness I haven't had to test it yet. I also carry a small dog first aid kit with EMT gel.
by frosso
Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for good English Cocker breeder
Replies: 4
Views: 588

Looking for good English Cocker breeder

Anyone know a good hunting English Cocker breeder they would recommend? A friend lost his great 4 yr old English Cocker to an undiagnosed tumor that blocked his intestine. He was hunting one day, got sick after the hunt, took straight to the vet, emergency surgery couldn't save him. It was several m...
by frosso
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: questions about rescue......
Replies: 25
Views: 4879

Re: questions about rescue......

The really stupid part about that Northern VA rescue is I had no intention of breeding my setter. The vet wanted her to go through one heat because of an inverted vulva. I wrote that on the application and I tried to explain but their policy was absolutely no rescue goes to a house with an intact do...
by frosso
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: questions about rescue......
Replies: 25
Views: 4879

Re: questions about rescue......

I appreciate what the rescue folks are trying to do but I had bad experiences with a couple of rescue organizations. I was trying to find an older dog to keep my elderly dad company since putting down my 13 year old lab. My dad lives with me and the old lab was his best buddy after my mom passed awa...
by frosso
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How many is to many?
Replies: 51
Views: 13645

Re: How many is to many?

brad27 wrote:X+1=Y

X= the number of dogs you have.
Y= the number of dogs you need.
So true!! I have a setter and a rescue lab that doesn't hunt. I need one more setter. And then maybe a Griffon and then maybe........
by frosso
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Good Gun dog Book?
Replies: 18
Views: 4475

Re: Good Gun dog Book?

The number one best dog book I have ever read is JENNY WILLOW. The story of an old man and his last bird dog. Great book. OMG! I read this book on someone's recommendation and I cried through the entire second half. :cry: I still have nightmares about Jenny on point waiting for Ben. I couldn't put ...
by frosso
Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: The Man Who Shot Bin Ladin
Replies: 32
Views: 8382

Re: The Man Who Shot Bin Ladin

Something about this story just doesn't ring true. The SEAL community is a tight community and they look out for each other. It's hard to imagine a highly trained operative up and leaves the military with 4 years to go to retirement with no job prospects and no help from other former SEALS. I've nev...
by frosso
Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:28 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: some fun days guiding at Rasawek preserve in VA
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: some fun days guiding at Rasawek preserve in VA

Great place, great people at Rasawek! Spent yesterday there on a photoshoot with Nancy Whitehead and got to watch the morning hunt come in. Happy hunters, smiling guides, great dogs and fine eats. A must hunt for anyone in VA.

BTW, that was a great looking Vizsla and Jax is always spectacular.
by frosso
Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Brags
Topic: Upland Classic Novice
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Upland Classic Novice

My 15 mo old setter found 3 birds in under 9 minutes at an Upland Classic today. We were novices and we won a blue ribbon. She's my first bird dog and I really love this pup! She impressed a lot of folks and I had two people approach me about breeding her. Not sure what it means when my dog is getti...
by frosso
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What connects you and your dog?
Replies: 34
Views: 5472

Re: What connects you and your dog?

Love. Always patient, always accepting, always forgiving and always present, he just wants to be near me. That line made me think, maybe what connects us to our dogs is that they truely exemplify the standard we try to reach in love: 1 Cor 13 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it do...
by frosso
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What connects you and your dog?
Replies: 34
Views: 5472

Re: What connects you and your dog?

I've had dogs as pets in the past but this is my first working bird dog. It's magical. I've never felt this way with my other dogs. My setter gives me goose bumps when I watch her work a field. I think it's a glimps at God's perfection to watch something so beautiful do what she was created to do wi...
by frosso
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Hunting
Topic: Best Hunting Dog? (Opinions)
Replies: 55
Views: 15397

Re: Best Hunting Dog? (Opinions)

+1
gotpointers wrote:Your question is like asking a golfer if he had to choose only one club what would it be.
by frosso
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Barking
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Barking

I've had trouble with my setter barking incessantly in the yard at birds in the neighbor's yard. I pulled out an old petsafe bark collar and set it on the lowest setting. She's been trained with an e-collar (used for recall). I was sitting in the living room when she barked outside with the collar o...
by frosso
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Puppy Biting - PLEASE HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 2486

Re: Puppy Biting - PLEASE HELP

When my setter was little I thought I had brought home a snapping turtle with fur. Nothing worked, rolling lip, pinning, yelping, pop under jaw, pinch ear, claw hand on neck, nothing worked until a friend who breeds labs told me half water/half listerine in a squirt bottle. It was amazing. It only t...
by frosso
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ugly pup
Replies: 25
Views: 6109

Re: Ugly pup

If he's too ugly for ya I'll take him. :wink:
by frosso
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Looking for non alergent hunting dog
Replies: 16
Views: 3758

Re: Looking for non alergent hunting dog

I have a friend that has some great hunting poodles. He got his from www.redhuntingpoodles.com
by frosso
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Dog Food
Replies: 295
Views: 201805

Re: Dog Food

Hunt1Fish2 wrote:Native level 3
+1
by frosso
Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The "H" word
Replies: 14
Views: 2656

Re: The "H" word

Love the picture! Canine joy is the best! Don't you just get caught up in their excitement? :D
by frosso
Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I think we need to get rid of our britt...
Replies: 95
Views: 19757

Re: I think we need to get rid of our britt...

Yes it's true.... I think we expected a less hyper dog. He is 5 months old and only had him a week. He is wearing me, my wife, and the 6 year old down. We wish we had a fenced in yard, but we don't. We have a yard, but it's not fenced. My wife told me today it's like we haven't seen each other all ...
by frosso
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: What is your dogs favorite toy or chew?
Replies: 41
Views: 8845

Re: What is your dogs favorite toy or chew?

Her favorite play things: shredding the morning newspaper stealing my socks chewing up a dog bed relocating shoes countersurfing wrestling with a plastic soda bottle She does love a few "real" dog toys. Her favorite is a kong like toy that looks like a squirrel and you fill it with kiddle (AKA kibbl...
by frosso
Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Elevated Dog Beds
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Elevated Dog Beds

Didn't think about making one. I ordered one from Kuranda and my setter loves it. And I love it because there really isn't anything she can tear apart and no stuffing for her to pull out.
by frosso
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: First heat cycle question
Replies: 12
Views: 2455

Re: First heat cycle question

Sorry for the misuse of terms. I don't have a kennel just a crate. She has run of the back yard during the day and she is confine to the kitchen at night with a dog gate. She gets crated when we travel. She's good in the kitchen at night but if I left her in there all day long I would probably lose ...
by frosso
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: First heat cycle question
Replies: 12
Views: 2455

Re: First heat cycle question

One more question guys. So what do you do with incredibly active bird dog during heat? I'm afraid to let her run in the backyard because of fence jumpers and diggers. I work 9-10 hours a day and can't imagine kenneling her that long. I'm not worried about the mess. How do you deal with keeping her o...
by frosso
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: First heat cycle question
Replies: 12
Views: 2455

Re: First heat cycle question

There is absolutely no way I would spay a female before her first heat cycle unless it holds off till she is near two years old. In my mind the heat cycle has absolitely nothing to do with when a dog should be altered. Maturity has everything to do with it. That means any dog should be at least two...
by frosso
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Llewellin or Britt ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3334

Re: Llewellin or Britt ?

Stoneface is right about setters. I'm not an experienced bird dog person. I've had retrievers as pets up until I got my llew for hunting. She is the quirkiest dog ever but I am more attached to her than any dog I've ever had. She is wide open and getting into trouble most of the time but then she'll...
by frosso
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: First heat cycle question
Replies: 12
Views: 2455

First heat cycle question

I've never taken a dog through a heat cycle but my vet recommended I let my Llew go through a cycle because she has an inverted vulva. She said it might resolve the problem and prevent UTIs in the future. She's 10 1/2 mo old and hasn't had any UTIs so I'm not sure if I'm doing the right thing. I tho...
by frosso
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Oozing sores after running dog?
Replies: 8
Views: 1617

Re: Oozing sores after running dog?

SetterNut wrote:Somethings not right, and you don't know what it is. Thats what a vet is for.
Good luck.
Agree
by frosso
Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 239
Views: 104316

Re: Occupations

An engineer by training (Go Hokies!) but work as a construction manager for a developer.
by frosso
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What were WE thinking?!
Replies: 13
Views: 1733

Re: What were WE thinking?!

He's a good looking pup for sure!
by frosso
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bug bites
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Bug bites

Thanks folks. I use K9 Advantix and it has worked really well for fleas and ticks. Whatever is biting her doesn't mine Advantix. Do you know if I can I use the horse fly repellent with Advantix?
by frosso
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Bug bites
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Bug bites

My Llew has bug bite bumps on her head and neck and some on her front legs. A lot of them. They aren't really any place else. She scratches at them some especially around her collar. She doesn't have fleas and I've only pulled one tick off of her. Nothing on her tummy or back end. Can't figure out w...
by frosso
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The pup is finally here!
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Re: The pup is finally here!

Very cute pup even sideways. Thanks for sharing pics!
by frosso
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New pigeon loft
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

Re: New pigeon loft

I have those plans and it's been too hot and I've been too lazy to build the loft. Your pictures are great. I think I'm inspired to get my butt in gear.
by frosso
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Spoiled rotten dogs
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: Spoiled rotten dogs

My setter did the same thing. I now have duct tape on my couch. Truck, hunting dog, duct tape on couch.....OMG....I'm a red neck! :lol:
by frosso
Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: My Dog just diagnosed with Cancer -
Replies: 41
Views: 9348

Re: My Dog just diagnosed with Cancer -

Heartbreaking. I can't stop crying over this thread. Praying for you and your family. God bless.
by frosso
Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Guns and Ammo
Topic: Taurus - THE JUDGE
Replies: 16
Views: 4930

Re: Taurus - THE JUDGE

I don't own one but I had a heck of a good time shooting at incoming clays with 410s in it. It was laugh out loud fun! A little heavy to carry around but I can see where it would be a good snake and varmit gun. If I had unlimited $$$ it would be in my arsenal.
by frosso
Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chesapeake Bay Retriever Info
Replies: 10
Views: 2797

Re: Chesapeake Bay Retriever Info

My first dog Ginny was a Chessie. I didn't hunt back then and she was just a family dog. She was a great dog and would retrieve until your arm fell off and LOVED to retrieve in water (no surprise there). She was stong as an ox too. I'm not an expert on dogs but I do know Chesapeakes are very hard he...
by frosso
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: JD - My Llewllein Pup - 5 Months old
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: JD - My Llewllein Pup - 5 Months old

Our setter pup is 4 months old. He swam for the first time this weekend, thanks to a tub of cheesy-poofs I picked up at Tractor Supply. They float, and as the dog tries to eat them off the water, much of the time they move out in front, and next thing you know your dog will be swimming after them. ...
by frosso
Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: JD - My Llewllein Pup - 5 Months old
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: JD - My Llewllein Pup - 5 Months old

He's beautiful. My llew hasn't learned to swim yet either. She just wades in the water. I'm hoping when I go to the river in a couple of weeks I can work with her and get her to swim.
by frosso
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:41 am
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Chewing at a joint
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Chewing at a joint

Ghosted3 wrote:Is there any sign of a bite or Bee / Wasp sting? Is there any swelling at all?

Corry
No swelling or bite spot. She just chews and licks. Mostly in the evening. She doesn't limp at all when she runs.
by frosso
Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Health and Nutrition
Topic: Chewing at a joint
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Chewing at a joint

birddog1968 wrote:Could be anything, strain, lyme........

That said, I have one that just loves to mouth and knaw on her front and back legs.....I'm convinced she just enjoys it. If i tell her knock it off after awhile , she'll stop.
I hope it's her quirkiness and not something more serious.