Darrel, from Arkansas. Raised dogs over forty years, hunting dogs, runners mostly. Intro'd to pits about 4 years ago. Partial to blue ones. Have 65 acres, land grant to family during 1800's. Have three adult females, three adult males. TP has been a good site for us, sold a number of puppies here. Forums provide some good info, mostly good entertainment, no offense intended to anyone. We just find some of the posts funny. Hope to meet some of you in the future. In the meantime, please keep posting.
Quality is not expensive, it's priceless. I love blues!
blockerc, What a wonderful thing that the land has remained in your family for so long!
I know both of you have been here for a bit, but none the less, Welcome to the forum.
For those who are new, I am Pyrmom aka Pyr aka Cat. I have been a member of TP for nearly 4 years now and have been a mod for a couple of those years.
I live in S. FL (hurricane central) and am a native (born in Miami). I am owned by 2 Great Pyrenees, Beau & his daughter, Arwen. I'm also one of the "oldsters" of the board, just celebrated my 38th wedding anniversary last Valentine's day and have 10 grandchildren.
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
Hello all, my name is Jamie and I live in Wisconsin, along the Minnesota border. I'm a full time student right now at the University of Minnesota and work at an assisted living as well. I have two pups, Jasper and Otis. Me and my husband adopted Jasper from a shelter, that is now shut down. He is a border collie and beagle mix. I adopted Otis just this January from a a group that rescues dog from around the country and places them in foster homes. His back story is that he was at a pound in Ohio on "death row" when happy hounds rescued him. He was shuffled around the foster homes because people couldn't handle him, as he is a hyper guy. I think otis may have had a rough life prior to us adopting him. He was very thin, had a patch of fur missing on his nose and has a large patch of fur just growing in around his neck. He also has a large scar on his underside. He was quite agressive at first, he would bite us if we pet him while he was sleeping. He's in obedience now, coming along great. He just started to cuddle with us, a big step for him. He is taking a like to sleeping on our heads at night. I really don't know what breed Otis is, as I know he is a terrier/cattle dog mix of some kind. I've heard blue heeler,border collie, JRT, ect. I suspect he's a mix of many breeds. These guys are my children and I couldn't imagine my life without them!
I'm someone who hates giving out personal info. Anyway's, i love cats. I've had three, two dead, one alive, whom we bought last summer. I like reading Warriors (teen cat books), watching Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. I liked and still like the Reba show. Two friends who joined this site, daisy911 and jake911. I like listening to christan music, mostly steven curtis chapman and newsboys. sometimes i like tobymac and dctalk. i go to church were my stepdad preaches. i love it on the comp. i like mario games and sims. i love my psp and i looove collecting bugs mostly catipillers and grasshoppers.
Hi, my "name" is staceyb. I am a Canadian stay at home mother of 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat who adopted us a few years ago.
I am fairly new to the site and have benifited from the advice and have also gotten a chuckle out of some of the posts.
I currently have a husky named Syrus who is staying with us while his owners get their lives together to be able to accomadate him once again. We recently fostered a yellow lab for 2 years. I am happy to say we found a great home for him on a 100 acre wood with a retired couple (we miss him terribly, but it was never the plan to keep him). We have thought about fostering another after Syrus leaves but feel it may be too emotionally draining. It is impossible not to bond with any dog.
We rescued our pug Abbie recently from a terrible breeder (I use that term loosly) who neglected her to the extent that I didn't even realize at first. So, training her is slow going. Two steps forward, one step back sort of thing.
As mentioned before, I was adopted by our cat Pinkerton a few years back. She is a sneaky thing. She made friends with the lab first and just followed him in one day, and never left! She definately runs the household.
Other than that, I guess I am just a normal stay at home mom with a handfull of "kids", some of the human kind, and a mix of the furry kind too!
I'm 22 and I live in Nebraska with my husband. I currently am experiencing my first year of teaching high school English. My husband and I are the proud parents of a terrier mix named Daisy. She will be 1 in April. We also recently adopted 2 guinea pigs, Sebastian and Mojo. We hope to adopt another dog someday when we live in a bigger house. I love reading stories and information on this forum. It is nice to have somewhere to go to ask questions and get answers.
I am a married mother of a houseful. 2 fat cats Elmo and Sparkles. 2 girls 9 and 5. Which is why I have 2 cats named Elmo and Sparkles. We have a now 14 year old Shep/Lab Buddy, we love with all our heart. He has been the absolute best dog anyone could ever ask for. If only his hips were as young as he feels.. We had a 10 year old lab mix Lady we had to have put to sleep this summer. A very sad day for our family. My girls had a terrible time with her death. We decided now was the time to get another dog before my favorite Buddy gets any older. So, we bit the bullet and got Max. Lab mix. He is a handful which is why I post so many questions. Thanks for all the answers....You guys can be life savers. I also allow my husband in the house...ha ha..
Pyrmom, I'm not going to say that I absolutely love teaching. It has it's ups and downs. There is no way I would still be in that classroom if it weren't for the family I have waiting at home. My husband is very supportive, and; of course, Daisy is always the first to lay on my lap and help me relax after a hard day in the classroom. Don't know what I would do without them. Dogs have always helped me maintain my sanity.
Hi I'm from STL but am in Columbia going to school right now (until May) I have 2 wonderful furkids. Lucy is beautiful Basset and Duke is her annoying momma's boy of a little brother (he's a basset/dachshund). What can I say I love the long and short animals. If I ever got a cat it would have to be a munckin cat to keep with my theme lol. I also have 2 sugar gliders name Boomer and Ace!
Max, lol@ as the naming of the cats! Nice that the girls love them so much that they gave them VERY important names!
purpledog...I have say to say the changes over the years have NOT been for the better. I deal with the parents (a lot) and more often than not, I can say the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree. While I still deal with a few concerned, cooperative parents, they are now more the exception, rather than the rule. The vast are more than willing and ready to lay blame everywhere, but where it belongs...with their little angel and/or themselves.
Ah well, the joys of the educational system! I agree, my furkids help take away a lot of tension and stress. Unless they're making every effort to drive me nuts! In that case, they certainly take my mind off a lousy day at work~lol!
lovin, will you have any problems bringing your crew home once you're ready to return to the states? Just curious.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 3/10/2008 5:24:41 AM*** Reason: **
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
We have 3 dogs (1 wirehaired dachshund named Nicky, almost 11 yr., 1 golden retriever named Benji, 4 yr., and last but not least 1 sheltie named Shadow, 3 yrs.)
We also have 1 guinea pig named Feliz la vida, 2 rabbits named Whiskers and Blacky, 6 birds (1 African grey named Smoky, 1 Cockatoo named Casper, 1 Conure named Beamer, 2 lovebirds named Ti-Pu and Marco, they just had 4 babies one of the babies died and 1 chicken named miracle (was from a 4-H project), we also have 1 bigger fish tank with 4 angel fish and 1 bottom feeder and 1 small fish tank with 1 big gold fish.
I've been married for 19 yrs and we have 2 kids (1 is almost 16 yrs. and the other is 11 yrs). Both of them do really well. My older one just got recognition from the National Board of Education. We are really proud parents.
Anyway my husband was for 20 years in the military (US Air Force) and has been retired since 1994 and now works for the US Government (US Army) as a Civilian.
To sum it all up, we are still happily maried, happy with the kids and our animals.
***Edited By: dachshund on 3/10/2008 12:38:03 PM*** Reason: edit
Hi... I am Ashley and we live in Mississippi and I am the mom to 8 wonderful english bulldog kids! Bulldogs are our Passion and I work from home so I have lots of time to spend with them. They are spoiled rotten! Nothing more they could want! We really love our babies enjoy the love they give us as well. Very wonderful breed.
lol sorry pry I should have been more specific. I'm going to school in Columbia, Missouri at Mizzou so it's only 2hrs. from home. Two hours away is more tha to far for me I can't imagine being in the country of Columbia!