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by AngieH
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The "other" wolf content issue
Replies: 48
Views: 2441

Re: The "other" wolf content issue

For the sake of a healthy debate: .. some are more closely related than others. How do you feel about Shar Peis, Akitas, Chow Chows, and Saluki's? are they also 'tainted' (in your view) by their genetic proximity to wolves? ... a good thing that early man didn't share your personal moral code. ;) W...
by AngieH
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The "other" wolf content issue
Replies: 48
Views: 2441

Re: The "other" wolf content issue

I respect your position and realize mine is the unusual, lesser one. I see a dramatic difference between the phenomenon of some wolves domesticating themselves over thousands of years of human interaction (something I find beautiful) and accidental, incidental, occasional interbreeding of their dog-...
by AngieH
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: The "other" wolf content issue
Replies: 48
Views: 2441

The "other" wolf content issue

I realize I may be in the minority on the aspect of things. But my *personal* moral code includes the belief that wild things should be kept wild. I respect the love and commitment many wolf-dog keepers and breeders have for their lovely animals, and my intent is not to debate the moral superiority ...
by AngieH
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dog Show advice
Replies: 17
Views: 953

Re: Dog Show advice

There are 2 ways to show, one is where you place the dog in the correct position and teach it not to move. The other is to wave treats to encourage them into the correct position without having to touch them. When teaching pups we start with 'stand' command for a treat. Treats are always kept in th...
by AngieH
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: 2012 3rd Annual Show USA
Replies: 54
Views: 3349

Re: 2012 3rd Annual Show USA

It's official! My daughter, Emily and J&J Phaedrus Fable will be there!
by AngieH
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Puppy Vaginitis
Replies: 14
Views: 1460

Re: Puppy Vaginitis

Hawthorne wrote:What about for females who will not be spayed? Still just let it clear up on its own?
Yes, it resolves with the first heat.
by AngieH
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dog Show advice
Replies: 17
Views: 953

Re: Dog Show advice

My only worry is while showing Ulric as he is still shy around strangers, unless they have yummy treats. Would treats be allowed in the ring? Or could Ulric's shyness disqualify him. I have been trying to get friends he does not know to help me out :( but no one seems to want to help me. Last weeke...
by AngieH
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dog Show advice
Replies: 17
Views: 953

Dog Show advice

To Lynn, Jeanie and all other community members with a background in the DogShow world, I am wondering if any of you would be willing to use this topic to give advice to the novice on how to properly prepare our dogs for show. Neither Paka nor Fable are registered and Paka is spayed in addition to t...
by AngieH
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: 2012 3rd Annual Show USA
Replies: 54
Views: 3349

Re: 2012 3rd Annual Show USA

Oh boy! I look forward to seeing photos of Sequoia, Kana, Ulric, Zephyr, and Jaeger running. Your missing tons of other wonderful tamaskans that will be there ;) I know, but there's a lot and I still don't know exactly how many will be there. I hope one of Angie's Double J dogs is fine though. My h...
by AngieH
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NTCA Vice President
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: NTCA Vice President

Wonderful!
by AngieH
Fri May 25, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Weight?
Replies: 20
Views: 1343

Re: Weight?

Ryphen wrote:Kuhmo hit 50 pounds at 6 months. I'm sure he'd be even more than that if we fed him to his liking.
Little Paka just hit 44 lbs and Fable made it to 48, just behind him!
by AngieH
Tue May 22, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Dog breed selecting critisim
Replies: 24
Views: 1098

Re: Dog breed selecting critisim

I think rescues are important with culture today we just need to be better at teaching our children that an animal is part of the family not a fade that when your sick of give it away... It's a responsibility to that animal for it's life just like ones children. I live in a pretty rural place where...
by AngieH
Tue May 22, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Dog breed selecting critisim
Replies: 24
Views: 1098

Re: Dog breed selecting critisim

I do like knowing that Paka came from a private home and her parents are, even now, living a happy life as loved pets. I enjoy participating in a system of private pet husbandry that depends on responsibility and care as opposed to profiteering or abandonment and abuse. We say, "don't buy pet store...
by AngieH
Tue May 22, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Tamaskan Club Websites
Topic: US Tamaskan Dog Club, Inc. (USTDC)
Replies: 18
Views: 1583

Re: NTCA Membership

Hello folks, I've been struggling with what our membership should be and mean. I would appreciate your thoughts. Do we want multiple-year memberships available? 3 year, 5 year? Lifetime? Should there be incentives for the longer memberships such as a bumper sticker for 3 year, coffee mug for 5 year...
by AngieH
Mon May 21, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tarheel Pack Intentionally Poisoned.
Replies: 249
Views: 10880

Re: Tarheel Pack Intentionally Poisoned.

Please consider sharing this short video wherever your videos are shared to help broaden the range of support for John and Tina.
Thank you,
~A

by AngieH
Sat May 19, 2012 3:13 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Dog breed selecting critisim
Replies: 24
Views: 1098

Re: Dog breed selecting critisim

I was never "attacked" for my choice in canine companions, but family and friends did express suprise that I didn't go get a shelter or rescue dog since that course of action seemed to fit better with their concept of who I am. I just shrug and reply "the heart has a will of it's own." I do like kno...
by AngieH
Sun May 13, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: "Solace" (maybe my next novel)
Replies: 32
Views: 1220

Re: "Solace" (maybe my next novel)

Oh how interesting it would be if the animal rights activist was totally unattractive but as they get to know each other in reaching their goal they get emotionally involved.. at first, he doesn't like her because, though attractive enough, she's an edgy, bohemian that doesn't shave while he's a cl...
by AngieH
Sun May 13, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: "Solace" (maybe my next novel)
Replies: 32
Views: 1220

Re: "Solace" (maybe my next novel)

I switched it from a widow to a widower to be less cliché and more contemporary. Besides, it also allowed for some sexual tension between him and the animal rights activist (both so hot, but totally inappropriate for one another.) Gotta make it difficult for your hero to keep the reader rooting for ...
by AngieH
Sun May 13, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: "Solace" (maybe my next novel)
Replies: 32
Views: 1220

Re: "Solace" (maybe my next novel)

The story has gone through quite a bit of evolution over the past 9 months. Now I am honing and polishing a 20 page passage from the draft to take with me to Antioch Writers' Workshop in July. There I will get some professional critique, gauge agent interest and see if I have something marketable he...
by AngieH
Fri May 04, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Tamaskan-Related Items
Topic: **Special Price** Tamaskan dog tags from eBay.
Replies: 94
Views: 4869

Re: **Special Price** Tamaskan dog tags from eBay.

Couldn't resist, I just ordered one for Paka and am getting one for Fable as soon as I can get the details of what my daughter wants on it. Thanks! Did you recieve your "Tamaskan Forum" discount.??? I have emailed Qii Qii to ask about my Tag's as they have not arrived (Bloody postal service !!!) Th...
by AngieH
Wed May 02, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Tamaskan-Related Items
Topic: **Special Price** Tamaskan dog tags from eBay.
Replies: 94
Views: 4869

Re: **Special Price** Tamaskan dog tags from eBay.

Couldn't resist, I just ordered one for Paka and am getting one for Fable as soon as I can get the details of what my daughter wants on it. Thanks!
by AngieH
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:48 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Zeus has lymphoma.
Replies: 39
Views: 3066

Re: Zeus has lymphoma.

I am so terribly sorry for you and Zeus. He is a magnificent creature with an incredible spirit. I hope you are given many opportunities to make the most of your precious time together.
by AngieH
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: surgery on both ends
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

Re: surgery on both ends

Paka woke up this morning in her own bed with her family. :) She appears to not be in any pain but toward the end of her first day home yesterday, she was walking with small steps (to avoid stretching the muscles of her abdomen?) and she is reluctant to jump up or down from the people bed. (which is...
by AngieH
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: surgery on both ends
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

Re: surgery on both ends

Thank you everyone. We just dropped Paka off. She was enjoying herself when we left. She likes our vet. We expect to hear from the office around noon with a surgical report.
by AngieH
Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: surgery on both ends
Replies: 13
Views: 1243

surgery on both ends

Paka is undergoing surgery Monday (tomorrow) to close a fluid pocket in her gum so her adult tooth can come in properly. (she stabed herself in the upper left gums with her treated teething bone causing inflamation and producing a pocket of fluid that did not close after drainage and treatment.) Our...
by AngieH
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TAGG PET TRACKING GPS
Replies: 25
Views: 1365

Re: TAGG PET TRACKING GPS

If I was made of money I would attach my Iphone to Zephyr and track it on my computer using a tracking app. I have often thought about trying to attach my iPhone to Paka's collar, turning on the video recorder and getting a "dog's eye" view of some of our outings. :P But there is so much that can g...
by AngieH
Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: TAGG PET TRACKING GPS
Replies: 25
Views: 1365

Re: TAGG PET TRACKING GPS

If I was made of money I would attach my Iphone to Zephyr and track it on my computer using a tracking app. I have often thought about trying to attach my iPhone to Paka's collar, turning on the video recorder and getting a "dog's eye" view of some of our outings. :P But there is so much that can g...
by AngieH
Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Tamaskan recall and a little obedience
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: Tamaskan recall and a little obedience

I love how you call her with a song-like voice! It's so pleasant but it also carries well. She responds beautifully!
by AngieH
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Particular problem areas?
Replies: 44
Views: 3714

Re: Particular problem areas?

Paka & Fable: Individually, they are angels. Put them together and they loose their minds. :lol: We are working on having them together, (walking beside each other, ignoring one another while we work them seperately but in the same large area, stuff like that, without having to constantly engage eac...
by AngieH
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Tika (Blustag Golden Sunrise)
Replies: 96
Views: 5105

Re: Tika (Blustag Golden Sunrise)

KRHert wrote:I think she just has such a great look in this picture, like a sly smile lol

Yesssss..... that's right my minion.... Post the pictures..... yessssssss..

(one heart at a time... I'm taking over the WORLD!!!!) :lol:
by AngieH
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Paka & Fable
Replies: 34
Views: 1495

Re: Paka & Fable

Look out!

now that Rahne told me how to do this, I may never stop! :lol:

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by AngieH
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Paka & Fable
Replies: 34
Views: 1495

Re: Paka & Fable

Paka, in a more comfortable-looking position

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Paka (tongue out) and Fable (laying down)

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by AngieH
Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Paka & Fable
Replies: 34
Views: 1495

Re: Paka & Fable

Can I do it? Drumroll please (ratatattattattattattattattattattattat tish!)


Image

It's PAKA!!!!
by AngieH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Paka & Fable
Replies: 34
Views: 1495

Re: Paka & Fable

<sigh>

my photo album for the pups is here:

http://web.me.com/angiehilbert/AngieHil ... /Paws.html

I've tried using google+, my website and even opened a photo bucket acct to try to do this and I just keep getting error messages.

sorry, :oops:
by AngieH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Paka & Fable
Replies: 34
Views: 1495

Re: Paka & Fable

Paka doing the "broken Tamaskan" [img]IMG_1611.jpg[/img] Paka (tongue out) and Fable (tongue in) looking like book ends again [img]IMG_1679.jpg[/img] Paka getting ready for a hike [imgIMG_1679.jpg#!oZZ5QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs1070.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fu494%2FAngieHilbert%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26...
by AngieH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Magical photo op.
Replies: 5
Views: 631

Re: Magical photo op.

That is fascinating!
by AngieH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Paka's new "trick"
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

Re: Paka's new "trick"

awesome leg thing. are you going to do doggie dancing with her. she is very pretty and clever. :D Mostly, I'm just experimenting to see where her aptitude and abilities lie. We're starting with basic obedience and I do have a goal of going for her therapy dog qualification. (that's not really too h...
by AngieH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Zora (Saxon Slavyanka at Sylvaen)
Replies: 64
Views: 2817

Re: Zora (Saxon Slavyanka at Sylvaen)

Charming! And nice puppy photography too!
by AngieH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: lexi in april snow
Replies: 20
Views: 1066

Re: lexi in april snow

Her face is so expressive! Beautiful lady!
by AngieH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Nipping and Growling
Replies: 13
Views: 1240

Re: Nipping and Growling

Sam did a lot of growling while 'playing'... sometimes while being defiant but never seriously meant it... he will still do a little growl when he gets told off and i wag my finger at him with a little nose wrinkle and a snap at my finger... it's kinda hard to explain with out him sounding aggressi...
by AngieH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Loki (Susi X Jackal) Blustag Thunderbolt
Replies: 85
Views: 4772

Re: Loki (Susi X Jackal) Blustag Thunderbolt

Loki is such a habsome lad! In puppy pre-school, they showed us a technique to discourage play-biting. I don't know if it would help you, but it might be worth a try. It's very similar to what you already doing with the key difference being that we didn't release her when she squirmed, but only afte...
by AngieH
Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Formally Introducing Siena
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: Formally Introducing Siena

So lovely!

These early weeks are such a treasure!
by AngieH
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Piroplasmosis
Replies: 31
Views: 2335

Re: Pyroplasmosys

Poor little guy. :cry:
May he be reborn in the pure land.
I'm glad those he had to leave behind have your comfort and support, Debbie. They will need it now.
by AngieH
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Paka's new "trick"
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

Re: Paka's new "trick"

Great training, though doing the through the legs when she is bigger might be a problem :lol: :lol: That thought *had* occurred to me. :? Usually I teach my dogs that trick much later. But since Paka is expected to get big, I thought perhaps she should learn it while she's still small enough to do ...
by AngieH
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Shay playing in a paddeling pool.
Replies: 13
Views: 1028

Re: Shay playing in a paddeling pool.

So much fun! What a wonderful thing to do for her.
by AngieH
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sleeping arrangements
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Sleeping arrangements

Thanks everyone for the replies. Angie. Did you use papers or puppy pads or take your dogs out to the loo at night? Or did they sleep through the night straight away? We used a crate divider to keep her space large enough to stretch out in but too small to have a "poo-corner" We gave her a blanket ...
by AngieH
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Sleeping arrangements
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Sleeping arrangements

Paka sleeps happily in her crate in our bedroom. She never got too upset even in the beginning, though we were so enamored with her, we slept half the night in front of her open door for the first week. (our idea, not her insistence ... Really, we were *that* smitten.) Fable was more fussy and cried...
by AngieH
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Male vs Female
Replies: 35
Views: 4456

Re: Male vs Female

Usually with a lot of breeds the males bond with females and females bond with males. In our breed both are loving and loyal. Neither one is better or worse than the other. The boys can be real 'soppy' ;) I also find the boys more chilled than the girls. I have several boys and several girls so can...
by AngieH
Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Videos
Topic: Paka's new "trick"
Replies: 12
Views: 1006

Paka's new "trick"

Well, Paka turned 20 weeks old last week. This week we start formal obedience training together at Columbus All Breed Training Club. This is her last "homespun" training video. The next one will be our Basic Obedience graduation exhibition. She's a smart little girl, eager to please and seems to enj...
by AngieH
Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Registered Tamaskans
Replies: 34
Views: 1765

Re: Registered Tamaskans

We have discussed the number before, a long time ago, so perhaps on the previous forum where I gave close numbers, such as between 200 - 500. Its not as closely guarded that I cannot give people a rough idea which is why I said it is closer to the 1000 than it is to the 3000. If it helps there are ...