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by iamnic
Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Homemade Treats
Replies: 32
Views: 4489

Re: Homemade Treats

Ooh I hadn't thought about the dehydrator, but excellent idea! I'm freezing the majority of the treats with the hopes that they will last a bit longer. Naima actually broke out of her crate the other night and we found her in the kitchen looking guilty with crumbs scattered on the floor. And my boyf...
by iamnic
Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Diet
Topic: Homemade Treats
Replies: 32
Views: 4489

Homemade Treats

Just thought I would share this super easy pumpkin treat I made this past weekend. The girls love it, and its nice to know exactly what is going into them. The pumpkin can help with digestion issues and sloppy motions, and the yogurt provides some good probiotics. Also, I used brown rice flour which...
by iamnic
Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rain

Some shots we took the other day.
by iamnic
Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rain

This is quite random (and off-topic), but were y'all using leather multi-function/utility leashes? I have a 7ft leather utility leash that looks similar... I've heard mixed reviews of the one I'm using, so if it's the same, I wanted to get y'all's input on the leash. ;) 'Twas an affordable utility ...
by iamnic
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rain

This past Sunday we participated in the Race for the Rescues 5k run/walk, which benefitted 12 different rescue groups and animal welfare organizations. The girls had a great time and got tons of attention (there's nothing Naima loves more than attention :roll: ) Of course, no race is complete withou...
by iamnic
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: 2012 Puppy Growth Chart
Replies: 75
Views: 8510

Re: 2012 Puppy Growth Chart

Naima - 8 months
26" at the shoulder (66 cm)
55 lbs (~24.9 kg)

Kona - 8 months
26" at the shoulder (66 cm)
58 lbs (~26.3 kg)
by iamnic
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Allergies?
Replies: 31
Views: 3693

Re: Allergies?

Neither Naima or Kona appear to have any allergies. Naima does, however, have an extremely sensitive stomach. Any drastic changes in diet gives her the temporary runs, whether it be a new meat we're introducing or different brand of treat :roll: Nothing seems to faze Kona--she has a stomach of steel...
by iamnic
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Ulric (Alba Rynan)
Replies: 131
Views: 8119

Re: Ulric

Great capture! He looks so mellow and curious about the butterfly. The girls encountered their first moth a few weeks ago, and it was all chaos--pouncing and attempting to eat it/smash it with their snout. I wish they could chill out long enough to grab a cute photo like this :D
by iamnic
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Blustag Golden Sunset (Mabel)
Replies: 53
Views: 3891

Re: Blustag Golden Sunset (Mabel)

Rafaela, she's gorgeous!! :D
by iamnic
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rain

Thank you! They're both 26" at the shoulder, and sleeping a ton so hopefully will continue to get a bit taller :lol: Here's one more photo of the little monsters.
by iamnic
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rain

Naima the Clown will do anything for yogurt. :lol:
by iamnic
Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rain

The girls looking thoroughly pleased with themselves for shredding their toy and making our floor a rainbow of wool.
by iamnic
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Heel work with two dogs
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Heel work with two dogs

We've had a hard time keeping the girls at a heel on the same side as Naima likes to pull ahead of Kona. When kept one to each side they have an easier time staying in a heel (I have no idea what the official protocol is for heeling on the right side either, sorry!), though stopping can get sloppy s...
by iamnic
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: For those who need a smile
Replies: 179
Views: 11093

For a laugh

http://dogshaming.tumblr.com/

I'm tempted to start one for my girls. :lol:
by iamnic
Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rain

Katlin wrote:Hey maybe next year when I bring my pup down to the USA (we have a house in Indio) we can meet up? Your dogs look amazing :D
Absolutely! Indio isn't too far from us, and we would love to meet up :D
by iamnic
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Dogs in the Media
Topic: Dogster
Replies: 7
Views: 1438

Dogster

Apologies if this article has been shared already, but Tams got a feature in a Dogster story on college mascots. Knowing how much everyone loves Wave, perhaps someone in charge of PR could send the site/author a current photo?

http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/dog-ma ... ege-sports
by iamnic
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Re: Naima & Kona

Thanks all! who are the parents as naima looks alot like my lexi (blustag little bear x blustag bindaree) skye x nevada. how do you cope with 2 the same age :D . they are beautiful :D . Parents are Heidi x Bodie, and having 2 the same age is definitely a challenge at times. :lol: Lots of patience, t...
by iamnic
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Re: Naima & Kona

Naima the Strange
by iamnic
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Re: Naima & Kona

Kona
by iamnic
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)
Replies: 55
Views: 5544

Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit) & Kona(Blustag Golden Rainbow)

Figured it would be easier to maintain a single thread for both of the girls :)
Naima is Blustag Golden Spirit, and Kona is Blustag Golden Rainbow. They will be turning 7 months in a week or so.

Some photos from the past few months--Kona is the darker colored of the two :)
by iamnic
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Questions about raw feeding
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

Re: Questions about raw feeding

If you're on Facebook, I suggest joining the groups Raw Feeding (RF) and Raw Chat (RC). These originated as Yahoo Groups, but I tend to find the FB ones easier to navigate. It's a great resource for feeding raw, with a lot of experienced members available for advice. They even give suggestions on ho...
by iamnic
Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail chewer
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: Tail chewer

Thanks everyone! I'm really hoping it's just because she was bored or had something stuck in it. We haven't caught her doing it since then, but I'll keep monitoring it nonetheless. Silly pup.
by iamnic
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail chewer
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Re: Tail chewer

Not sure I got it 100% - did she chew off all the way to the skin? No, she didn't get near to the skin at all! That's what is so weird about it. It literally looks like she just wanted to give herself a hair trim. The tip of her tail is the only place on her body that she's done this. I did a quick...
by iamnic
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Tail chewer
Replies: 12
Views: 2220

Tail chewer

Last night we caught Naima chewing on the tip of her tail. She didn't break skin, and in fact was only chewing on her fur. She somehow managed to chew off the nicely tapered part of her tail and left it with a flat-top buzz cut of sorts. It actually looks like someone took a pair of scissors and jus...
by iamnic
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: How many have Separation Anxiety?
Replies: 10
Views: 2011

Re: How many have Separation Anxiety?

Naima's SA has been present since she got her at 8 wks old, and is pretty bad. She'll howl, drool and pace in her crate for as long as it takes someone to get home, be it 10 minutes or 3 hours. The minute she is let out of her crate she will run in circles, completely out of her mind. She is excessi...
by iamnic
Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Little Girlie Needing a New Home
Replies: 44
Views: 3982

Re: Little Girlie Needing a New Home

I do and yes they are! :D
by iamnic
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Little Girlie Needing a New Home
Replies: 44
Views: 3982

Re: Little Girlie Needing a New Home

Rahne wrote:Wait is she now named Kona?
She is! We thought we'd give her a completely new beginning. She's so quick, she learned her name almost immediately :)
by iamnic
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Little Girlie Needing a New Home
Replies: 44
Views: 3982

Re: Little Girlie Needing a New Home

And her sister adores her as well <3
by iamnic
Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Little Girlie Needing a New Home
Replies: 44
Views: 3982

Re: Little Girlie Needing a New Home

She is doing awesome and being loved to pieces :)
by iamnic
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Stomach tacking
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Re: Stomach tacking

Great--thanks for all the replies everyone!
by iamnic
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Loki (Blustag Golden Moon)
Replies: 97
Views: 5287

Re: Loki (Blustag Golden Moon)

What a stunner! :)
by iamnic
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Stomach tacking
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Re: Stomach tacking

Yes, that's basically what it is. The stomach is tacked to the inside of the body wall to prevent it from flipping/twisting if bloating occurs. This link is pretty informative: http://www.vetsurgerycentral.com/proph_gastropexy.htm I truly hope that Tam's aren't too susceptible to bloat. I watched a ...
by iamnic
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Stomach tacking
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Stomach tacking

Hello! I was hoping I could get some insight into everyone's thoughts on preventative stomach tacking. My vet is recommending it since she is a larger breed dog, and said that if done at the same time as a spay, the additional time under anesthesia is practically nothing. Are Tams prone to bloat/tor...
by iamnic
Fri May 25, 2012 8:59 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Blustag Golden Sunset (Mabel)
Replies: 53
Views: 3891

Re: Blustag Golden Sunset (Mabel)

aww what a beauty! :)
by iamnic
Fri May 25, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Raw treats
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Raw treats

For any of you who are feeding raw/RMB/frankenprey models, do you have any suggestions for raw-friendly treats--home made or store bought--that you would recommend? Naima is currently fed RMB, except for her training treats! We haven't been able to find or figure out a good substitute yet. Any advic...
by iamnic
Mon May 21, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Blustag Golden Sunset (Mabel)
Replies: 53
Views: 3891

Re: Blustag Golden Sunset (Mabel)

Pretty pretty girl! :D
by iamnic
Thu May 17, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)
Replies: 24
Views: 2222

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)

shurr wrote:pretty dog :D How old is she? (unless I missed it somewhere)
Shurr, she is 15 weeks old :)
by iamnic
Wed May 16, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)
Replies: 24
Views: 2222

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)

Yes, Naima and Nixi really DO look exactly alike! And Tika is adorable, btw :D Naima is crazy outgoing around people! She loves to say hi to everyone, man or woman, doesn't matter as long as they give her some attention. :lol: I don't think she has met a person she hasn't liked! She's awful when lef...
by iamnic
Wed May 16, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Golden Litter Discussion
Replies: 112
Views: 12098

Re: Golden Litter Discussion

She really is Naima's twin! Michifloo, I've PM'd you.
by iamnic
Wed May 16, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)
Replies: 24
Views: 2222

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)

Thanks Michifloo! She's doing wonderfully! She's high energy and super smart--we wouldn't have her any other way (though lately it seems she is growing like a weed, and is sleeping her way through her growth spurts!). We live in downtown Los Angeles, and she's turning into quite the city girl! :lol:...
by iamnic
Wed May 16, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)
Replies: 24
Views: 2222

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)

Thanks Rahne! It'll be fun seeing how they turn out!

And thank you too, Tatzel! I can't believe how quickly she changes--she looks nothing like the puppy we picked up from the airport!
by iamnic
Wed May 16, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)
Replies: 24
Views: 2222

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)

Unfortunately, mobile only allows one photo upload at a time.
by iamnic
Wed May 16, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)
Replies: 24
Views: 2222

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)

Sleeper.
by iamnic
Wed May 16, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)
Replies: 24
Views: 2222

Re: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)

A bit older here. An edited iPhone photo.
by iamnic
Wed May 16, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)
Replies: 24
Views: 2222

Naima (Blustag Golden Spirit)

Finally got mobile access up and running. Here are some overdue pictures of the little girl :)