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by firleymj
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: How Owning a Dog Can Improve Your Health - shared article
Replies: 2
Views: 136

How Owning a Dog Can Improve Your Health - shared article

How owning a dog can improve your health Deirdre Imus By Deirdre Imus Published April 17, 2014 Dogsplaying.jpg GERMANY SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS When illness or injury strikes, the road to recovery is often paved with medications and therapies, in addition to a healthy diet, physical activity and...
by firleymj
Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Wait List for a Puppy?
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Wait List for a Puppy?

Patriots Girl, I have to echo the sentiment above - I wound up on the list and tried to contribute where I could. These are wholly remarkable dogs - OK, I'm prejudiced - I am owned by one of them (Hawthorne James Watson, call name Kona) - you can read his "diary" on this forum. http://www.tamaskan-f...
by firleymj
Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 13

Kona’s Diary – Month 13 Well, I got to find out what that birthday thing is all about! Yum! I got this really tasty beef that Mark called “steak” and an egg along with my kibble. I also got this HUGE new bone to gnaw on, and a pile of salmon treats. Mark won’t let me eat all the treats at once, but...
by firleymj
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: wolf grey and silver grey
Replies: 130
Views: 2754

Re: wolf grey and silver grey

OK, as a Tamaskan owner (but not yet a breeder - fingers crossed someday) I'm not in principle opposed to white or black, but I am concerned as was noted above that we have a lot of work to do just to keep the breed standard as we know it going for enough more dogs to create a wide and healthy gene ...
by firleymj
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 12

The Kona Diaries (Month 12) Mark says it’s my first birthday this month; I’m not sure about all it means, but we’re going to find out together. Even though the weather’s been cold, I seem to be shedding a lot of my coat. OK, usually when I let Mark brush me we get a little ball of fur that’s the si...
by firleymj
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Bad Song Parody: "This Tree is My Tree!"
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Bad Song Parody: "This Tree is My Tree!"

This Tree Ain’t Your Tree (with profound apologies to Woody Guthrie) Tune: “This Land is Your Land” FeMLaQTwIgU This tree ain’t your tree, this tree is my tree! From the Plymouth landings to Californee From the Gulf Stream Waters to the Redwood Forests These lands were marked by my own pee.   As I ...
by firleymj
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: susann
Replies: 33
Views: 218

Re: susann

The happiest of birthdays and the healthiest of years to come
by firleymj
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Romanian shelter dog Monobi
Replies: 63
Views: 1016

Re: Romanian shelter dog Monobi

Monobi: Architect, companion, entertainer, and all around cutie

THANK YOU for taking the risk of adopting and THANK YOU for sharing with us

Mark
by firleymj
Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: Canine Birthdays!
Replies: 330
Views: 3256

Re: Canine Birthdays!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE PI LITTER
LOVE
KONA
201403214 Happy Birthday Pi Litter.jpg
by firleymj
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: TerriHolt
Replies: 19
Views: 222

Re: TerriHolt

Wish I had a really pretty graphic, but Happy Birthday is as close as I come. :)
20140213 Kona in the Snow (small).jpg
by firleymj
Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: How Wolves Change Rivers
Replies: 1
Views: 81

How Wolves Change Rivers

Found this via a friend and wanted to share this interesting bit of commentary on the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park here in the United States.



Mark
by firleymj
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shedding
Replies: 93
Views: 1922

Re: Shedding

It's curious - when Kona was really little, he HATED to be brushed! Gentle as I could be, with the softest brush I could find, he squirmed and fussed and bit at the brush with zeal! The good news is that he shed relatively little (based on prior dogs of unrelated and unknown breed). Bathing him was ...
by firleymj
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Dallas, Texas!
Replies: 5
Views: 7131

Re: Greetings from Dallas, Texas!

Welcome to the forum.

May your stay here be rewarding, and should you be blessed with a Tamaskan, I hope your experience is as wonderful as mine has been. (Proud dog "parent" of an 11 month old pup, Hawthorne James Watson - Call name "Kona") His diaries are on the forum.
by firleymj
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Linguistic question

Some further developments: Turns out that the term "strong" in the Massachusetts dialect of Munsee is properly rendered Uhwaupauweet But early "dictionaries" carried radically different orthographies, which often depended on the languages spoken by the Europeans who wrote them down. Thus the word fo...
by firleymj
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 11

MONTH 11 –JANUARY 2014 Dear Diary Wow, it’s been a better month. We stayed away from those doctors peoples, except for my check-up, and that’s OK. The fun thing is what’s been going on outside. What a big change. It’s been so much colder and now we have a LOT of that snow stuff on the ground. It’s ...
by firleymj
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Diet
Topic: Picky little buggars
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Picky little buggars

Kate, My Kona [Hawthorne James Watson] clearly takes after his father! He's a four legged food vacuum! Granted, as he's growing we are finding a list of "not interested" foods - he pestered me until he could try a banana (one of my favorites) but won't go near one since his first taste. He craved pe...
by firleymj
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Blustag of USA
Replies: 22
Views: 561

Re: Blustag of USA

And I'll put in a plug for the domestic breeders. If you're lucky enough, you'll find people like Hawthorne. What they did to prepare both the puppy and the prospective owner was beyond anything I could have asked for! Did they breed a perfect dog? Maybe. But they did breed the perfect dog for me. A...
by firleymj
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sierra's and Avak's ECVO
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Sierra's and Avak's ECVO

CONGRATULATIONS!
by firleymj
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Other Tamaskan Links
Topic: Rahne's Database
Replies: 47
Views: 1131

Re: Rahne's Database

Katlin, I think you have a wonderful suggestion - a way to respect the need to have some "housekeeping" threads that are necessary and to give a space for people close to the breed to engage in discussion, sometimes with the passion that good people with differing ideas and perspectives bring - whil...
by firleymj
Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: firleymj!
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: firleymj!

Thank you all. I had a chance to "borrow" Hawthorne Hellroaring Canyon at Eventide's Max and play with my Kona (Hawthorne James Watson). With the blessing of my favorite human packmate, it's hard to ask for a better or happier day! Truly, I have been blessed, and I thank all here for sharing the joy...
by firleymj
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: First Tamaskan litter in France (2015), Ayla x Nanuq!
Replies: 25
Views: 704

Re: First Tamaskan litter in France (end of 2014), Ayla x Na

We ask for the blessings of the Universe upon this litter, and hope, each in our own way, that all are healthy as we look forward to welcoming them to the world.

"To know a Tamaskan is to be blessed"
by firleymj
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Future prospective Tamaskan owner
Replies: 6
Views: 7214

Re: Future prospective Tamaskan owner

Welcome,

And I can only hope that your stay here, and your experience with this amazing breed will be as wonderful and life-affirming as my own (over proud human of an 11 month old pup)

Mark
by firleymj
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: 6 day old baby killed by Alaskan Malamute...
Replies: 15
Views: 401

Re: 6 day old baby killed by Alaskan Malamute...

Who of us will escape the world without heartbreak? One cannot defend a careless act, but it does not take away the tragic end of a life. Let us learn from our dogs: we are stronger as a pack, and that requires us to practice stretching our sympathetic imagination as well as our capacity for judgmen...
by firleymj
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Other Tamaskan Links
Topic: Rahne's Database
Replies: 47
Views: 1131

Perhaps this is something we need to consider

As someone new to the Tamaskan world (with only one dog [though hoping someday for more]), I state now that I am deeply saddened by much of the contents of this thread. I freely admit that I don't know all the facts, but I ask some of those participating to consider taking this out of public space, ...
by firleymj
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Introducing baby Dylan...
Replies: 17
Views: 334

Re: Introducing baby Dylan...

To quote an old family blessing: Z okazji narodzin waszego maleństwa, życzymy mu beztroskiego i zdrowego dzieciństwa, a Wam - odkrywania nowych uroków wspólnego życia. Translated: On the occasion of the birth of your baby, we wish him a healthy and carefree childhood, and for you to discover new bea...
by firleymj
Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Scout
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Scout

Scoutious I'm inclined to think he's mostly a very handsome Husky in his own right, and that's something wonderful, and it's just as wonderful you had the heart and the courage to adopt. Alas, there are a number of "breeders" peddling dogs as Tamaskans that aren't part of the (now recognized) breed....
by firleymj
Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Tana (Quicksilver Pyrargyrite)
Replies: 173
Views: 3062

Re: Tana (Quicksilver Pyrargyrite)

Beautiful Girl!
by firleymj
Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: Canine Birthdays!
Replies: 330
Views: 3256

Canine Birthdays: HAPPY BIRTHDAY FREYJA!

20140204 Freyja's Birthday Card.jpg
Happy Birthday to Tarheel Okracoke Treasure at Hawthorne (Freyja)
by firleymj
Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Fritz Stewart - playmate and friend
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Fritz Stewart - playmate and friend

It is with tears that I write of the passing of one of Kona's first playmates, "Fritz" Stewart, an old-fashioned German Shepherd from metastatic cancer. Fritz was a bright, happy dog who loved to play and extended so much love to the rowdy puppy that met him only this May. I had the great good fortu...
by firleymj
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 10

Dear Diary, What a month it’s been! There were really, really fun parts and really, really scary parts, and so much other stuff. It’s been so cold and I love it! A lot more of that “snow” came and it stayed this time. I can play in it. I still haven’t figured out why my tennis balls like to hide und...
by firleymj
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 6985

Re: Hello

Welcome, and may your experience with this amazing breed be filled with the joy my Kona [Hawthrone James Watson] has brought me.
by firleymj
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny)
Replies: 68
Views: 1344

Re: Pepper (Tamrakar Ginny)

What a lovely girl! and from a cute family, no less.
by firleymj
Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Dog License Fee
Replies: 22
Views: 415

Re: Dog License Fee

US$ 25 / year for the license and
US$ 60 / year for the city dog park
by firleymj
Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Is a Tamaskan the right fit for me? Please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 8131

Re: Is a Tamaskan the right fit for me? Please help!

Dear A11 First, thank you for being responsible enough to ask. Then, I can't make general statements, just share our experience. a. The Tamaskan varies widely in individuality and temperament. My breeders (Hawthorne) actually did a Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test to help fit the right owner to the right...
by firleymj
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Oddity: Study - Do Dogs Have a Pooping Compass?
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Oddity: Study - Do Dogs Have a Pooping Compass?

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/do-dogs-possess-poop-compass-other-weird-science-questions-2D11849668 Do dogs possess a poop compass? (And other weird science questions ) Alan Boyle, Science Editor NBC News 2 hours ago Jenny Ricken / Univ. of Duisberg-Essen via AFP - Getty Images One of the dogs part...
by firleymj
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:32 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD Noque
Replies: 156
Views: 2584

Re: ANCD Noque

Kona howls Happy birthday To Noque!!!!!;
by firleymj
Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Boreal
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Boreal

No matter the pedigree, she was part of our pack, and so are you. I can only imagine what you're feeling, but know that our support and prayer goes with you.
Mark
by firleymj
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 8

20131208 Kona's First Snow 1 (small).jpg
Kona's first time in the snow!
by firleymj
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 8

Month 8 Dear Diary, I’m getting so much bigger now, it seems I’m farther from the ground every day. Mark says I’ve grown three inches since I last wrote. I’m not really sure what that means, but I can see I’m almost as big as my half-brother, Max. Max and I had another day to play this month. I lik...
by firleymj
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Poland!
Replies: 4
Views: 4814

Re: Hello from Poland!

Dzień dobry, panno Magdelena, Witamy na forum Tamaskan!
Te wspaniałe psy mogą doprowadzić cię tak bardzo jak mój pan przyniósł mi
Proszę wybaczyć mój zły polski
by firleymj
Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 7

Can anyone say "Direwolf?" :o
by firleymj
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UC Davis test results summary
Replies: 87
Views: 1650

Re: UC Davis test results summary

Begin rant. At the potential expense of offending everyone in this chain, I worry about a point getting lost here. Any one genetic test on any one animal is subject to much more error than is recognized. To walk away with a piece of paper saying "has" or "has not" as if it were absolutely true and t...
by firleymj
Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: UC Davis test results summary
Replies: 87
Views: 1650

Re: UC Davis test results summary

I've been looking into the UC Davis test and like anything else with the moniker "DNA Test" it's come into public perception as virtually infallible. Let's put this in perspective: There are approximately 1,434,000 cataloged genetic entries for Canis Lupus. The difference between the Wolf (Canis Lup...
by firleymj
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 7

20131207 Kona Learns to Drive the Benz (small).jpg
And he's back driving!
To our friends in the UK and Japan, that is the driver's seat position in the US.
It's less fun with an automatic, but it is, after all, a Mercedes (he's coming up in the world now the breed is recognized) :lol:
by firleymj
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Official breed recognition by the ARBA!
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Official breed recognition by the ARBA! A practical note

In my more serious moments, remember to have the appropriate authorities update the Wikipedia page!
The Tamaskan Dog is a crossbred dog of sleddog type, originating from Finland, and unrecognized by any major dog fancier and pedigree registry organizations.
NO LONGER APPLIES
by firleymj
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Beverly Tamaskans (reflections on the ARBA show)
Replies: 2
Views: 132

The Beverly Tamaskans (reflections on the ARBA show)

I wanted to write a little about the background of our first ARBA show, it started about as inauspiciously as possible: it seems we didn't get all the required instructions and paperwork. We arrived in minivans with our dogs, while Recreational Vehicles the size of small houseboats disgorged teams o...
by firleymj
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Official breed recognition by the ARBA!
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Official breed recognition by the ARBA!

With minor apologies to the late William Shakespeare: Be in overflowing bowls freshly rememb'red. This story shall the good owner teach his dog; And Great Tamaksans shall ne'er go by From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered - We few, we happy few, we pack of Tamaksa...
by firleymj
Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Ramble Away...
Replies: 1263
Views: 15051

Re: Ramble Away...

In US/UK English I can find:

Aardwolf
Golf (in some dialects)
Wulff (proper name)
Wulf (proper name)
Wolfe (proper name)
by firleymj
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 7

Doing the "broken sled dog" Kona finally sleeps after a long day, or
does a dance number in his sleep. (lol) I've never seen a Tamaksan do the Macarena!
20131028 Kona doing the Broken Sled Dog.jpg
by firleymj
Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2473

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 6

Kona's Diary Month 7 Dear Diary: Another month's gone by already? It feels like I was writing only a few days ago. It's been a busy month. A lot of things have been happening. I'm growing quite a bit again, and it's fun to be taller - I'm closing in on my half-brother, Max. We had a day to play tog...