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by firleymj
Wed May 15, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Linguistic question

Tracy, thanks, and it just goes to show what almost unlimited computer power can accomplish in the hands of a mere mortal :lol:

Thank you for my wonderful dog!
by firleymj
Wed May 15, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Playing after eating
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Playing after eating

Would I assume this also applies to other stress sources as well ?
by firleymj
Tue May 14, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: First picture of Kona (Hawthorne James Watson) in new home
Replies: 13
Views: 326

First picture of Kona (Hawthorne James Watson) in new home

First picture of Kona at his new home

Thanks to Ben and Tracy (Freyja) and Kate (Zephyr)

A wonderful dog and the beginning of an amazing experience
by firleymj
Sat May 11, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Dilute Colors
Replies: 38
Views: 766

Re: Dilute Colors

It's amazing what only three genes can do! All the variation in coat color and pattern, length, and curl is controlled by only three genes. As profiling of specific animals gets more and more affordable, I can see the day when much more targeted selective breeding can be far more focused to produce ...
by firleymj
Fri May 10, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Pyometra
Replies: 44
Views: 754

Re: Pyometra

It may seem old-fashioned, but I'll pray with Saint Roch (the patron saint of dogs) for her complete recovery!

Mark
by firleymj
Wed May 08, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Jack
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Jack

Very nice birds - someday I have share a few pix of my own - very obviously well cared for. !
by firleymj
Tue May 07, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Linguistic question

OK folks, I checked with Jennie and on another board, got the following reply I don't actually remember which language it was from, it was just something I stumbled across on the internet and liked the sound of. I've never been able to find the website I got it from again to double check. But Lynn i...
by firleymj
Mon May 06, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Linguistic question

Excellent questions: The Algonquian family distribution looked something like on the map below (from Wikipedia) Apparently some of the Lenape languages used maskaeet as (one who is) mighty, so teme-maskaeet would literally be "wolf which is mighty or strong" teme-maskaeet is, I feel, getting very cl...
by firleymj
Sat May 04, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Linguistic question

Lenape (which is also part of the Algonquian family) might be a good candidate teme = wolf (n) tënàxën = strong, pulling (adj) teme tanaxen = "wolf which is strong" A contracted or elided version would make a plausible start at "tem-axen" [Please note given the state of orthography the pronunciation...
by firleymj
Sat May 04, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Re: Linguistic question

OK, here's what I found so far: Wolf in native American: Abenaki - monisem Biloxi - ayiihin Catawba - tansisurie Cherokee - wahya Chipewyan - nunie Choctaw - nashoba Cree - mahiikan Lakota (Sioux) - shunkmanitu Delaware - teme Eskimo - amaruq Hare - bele Kickapoo - mahweea Menominee - mahweew Mesqua...
by firleymj
Fri May 03, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Linguistic question
Replies: 13
Views: 978

Linguistic question

Dear all, I've heard that "Tamaskan" means "mighty wolf" in (and I quote official sources) "Native American language." Well, there are a lot of them. So far as I can figure out it doesn't appear that it's from any of the Na-Dene family, Navajo, or Hosan-Siouxan (the Lakota family) Near as I can puzz...
by firleymj
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Finland!
Replies: 18
Views: 5977

Re: Hello from Finland!

Hello and welcome! Beautiful pictures and beautiful dogs!
by firleymj
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: shoulder angle / "massive ground coverage"
Replies: 27
Views: 588

Re: shoulder angle / "massive ground coverage"

Thanks. Once again, this community is so refreshing. People want to learn, as opposed to indulge in flame wars. It makes me happy to help :D
by firleymj
Wed Apr 24, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Height + Pondering's.
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Height + Pondering's.

Warning: I'm not a breeder, I'm waiting for my first Tamaskan, so please take with a modicum of salt. I too, don't want to derogate any person for putting a new idea before us. However, I find myself agreeing with Tracy for a number of reasons discussed. In biological terms, the number of Tamaskans ...
by firleymj
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: shoulder angle / "massive ground coverage"
Replies: 27
Views: 588

Re: shoulder angle / "massive ground coverage"

OK, I'm waiting for the arrival of my pup, and am reading through this forum as an indirect way of getting my "vitamin Tamaskan" for the day. Qualification to comment: Done mathematical modelling and applied statistics for most of the last 35 years. Observation: When setting goals for quality contro...
by firleymj
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ANCD Noque
Replies: 156
Views: 2584

Re: ANCD Noque

Magnificent dog! Congratulations!
by firleymj
Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Romanian shelter dog Monobi
Replies: 63
Views: 1016

Re: Romanian shelter dog Monobi

Tatzel, THANK YOU. I"ll admit that I haven't quite gotten up the courage to attempt a rescue dog (have done dozens of rescue reptiles, but ....) Waiting for my Tamaskan (7 more weeks, I hope) I salute you, your courage and heart in what you;ve done, and I want you to know that you are respected and ...
by firleymj
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, my name is Rachel!
Replies: 8
Views: 2990

Re: Hi, my name is Rachel!

Welcome, Rachel! In hope that your experience here will be nearly as positive as mine has been :)
by firleymj
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:02 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: introduction of my Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: introduction of my Czechoslovakian Wolfdogs

Beautiful animals in any case. Thank you for sharing.

Krásné psy. Děkujeme vám za sdílení snímků.

Mark
by firleymj
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Some of the rest of my "family"
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Some of the rest of my "family"

Kate, I completely empathize because I know first hand they can move quite quickly when they want (may not be often, but they can!). When you don't want them to move, they can motor! Also, they love to follow edges - they will follow sidewalks and grass verges for miles should they want. The oddest ...
by firleymj
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Some of the rest of my "family"
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Some of the rest of my "family"

Thanks for the interest. Box tortoise lifespan is one of those things nobody has really good data on. Really scientific studies have only been conducted in the last decade or two. What we do know is that in the wild, many animals are 50+ with a significant population over 100 years of age. There's s...
by firleymj
Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Some of the rest of my "family"
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Some of the rest of my "family"

Just you know the other critters about
:o

Solomon, my male Box Tortoise (He's approaching 60, and he's been with me almost 35 years)
Solomon%201.jpg
Millie, my female Box (a short 22 years together)
millie.jpg
What they lack in style, they more than make up for in durability!
by firleymj
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Breeding combinations - health issues list
Replies: 91
Views: 2402

Re: Breeding combinations - health issues list

Kate,

You have an idea of how happy I am to hear that my sire's scores are that low!

Mark

P.S. OK, it was Darwin I met in January, but it was an honest error. Waiting my pup with 'bated breath (oh, wait, the kibble was delicious, but I'm told I smell of salmon!) :lol:
by firleymj
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Health
Topic: 2013 Puppy Growth Chart
Replies: 70
Views: 1615

Re: 2013 Puppy Growth Chart

From what my vet told me rabbits are very fatty and contain a lot more protein than beef. They did a study on feeding cats (I know it's not dogs but bare with me) eating 100% rabbit for 12 weeks and 2 actually died because of what I mentioned before - kidney failure. If you plan on doing that I woul...
by firleymj
Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New York!
Replies: 13
Views: 4045

Re: Hello from New York!

Hello and welcome - I'm finally on the short list myself, hoping in just a few more weeks to have one of these wonderful dogs as part of the family. I've had great experiences here (the people are almost as wonderful as the Tamaskans themselves (and that's saying a LOT)) and want to welcome you to t...
by firleymj
Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Down Under girl!
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

Re: Another Down Under girl!

Welcome, and well-met. Hope you find our pack as wonderful as I have. :)
by firleymj
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 3503

Re: Hello from Scotland

Welcome and well-met!
by firleymj
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi My name is Kristina
Replies: 10
Views: 2981

Re: Hi My name is Kristina

Welcome, Kristina I'm glad you've joined us. I'm a newbie myself, waiting for a puppy from some amazing people (fairness, it's plug, but I really am impressed with Hawthorne Tamaskans) HOWEVER, a good registered breeder here is just likely to turn out to be as amazing and friendly as these wonderful...
by firleymj
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello again from California!
Replies: 12
Views: 3870

Re: Hello again from California!

Welcome back, the new newbies say "well met."
by firleymj
Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 3503

Re: Hello from Scotland

Welcome to the pack Andy and Willow!
by firleymj
Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The History and Misconceptions of Dominance Theory
Replies: 54
Views: 1510

Re: The History and Misconceptions of Dominance Theory

Wow, thanks for the article, and the thought it provoked. (I'm too new to take a "stand" on the styles of training - I know only enough to know that I need to learn more. But it is kind of strange that many of the things that make for successful human leadership * out-thinking the pack, * knowing wh...
by firleymj
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: 2013 US Tamaskan Dog Club Annual Breed Show
Replies: 25
Views: 282

Re: NTCA Annual Breed Show 2013

Dottie

My newest family member will be with me only a few days by then - much as I'd like to go, I think my proper place is being alongside my new friend but 2014, I hope, will be a different story. 8-)

Mark
by firleymj
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Maryland
Replies: 19
Views: 4341

Re: Greetings from Maryland

Kate, It's possible that I confused dogs - at some point in January was my first introduction to this wonderful bloodline. If so I apologize, if not, some really pretty grey male who was sireing something was a real sweetie. :P (Laughs at self) But by the grace of the Compassionate and the Merciful,...
by firleymj
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: 2013 US Tamaskan Dog Club Annual Breed Show
Replies: 25
Views: 282

Re: NTCA Annual Breed Show 2013

If anyone would like logos, custom banners, yard signs, shirts, etc. I'd be more than willing to help. DISCLAIMER: I have interest in a small 501C4 (non-profit) which helps civic groups and the like with information tech and advertising . Here's a recent sample of our work for a civic group focused ...
by firleymj
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from New Jersey!
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Re: Greetings from New Jersey!

Welcome! I'm relatively new myself - well, have been lurking for a while, and finally getting 'round to participating With luck and grace, I will soon have a Tamaskan in my life - and am very happy for it - they really are wonderful. Most of my family (human pack- but Tamaskan packs are much better ...
by firleymj
Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Puppy Names.....
Replies: 124
Views: 3412

Re: Puppy Names.....

And the progression of Lakhotan canine names is kind of incredible. Sunka = (pronounced with a soft S, almost 'Sh') = dog Sunkmanitu = (as above) = dog of the outdoors) = coyote Sunkmanitutanka = dog of the outdoors too big to fit inside = wolf Sunkawankan (the terminal n makes an kind of njz sound)...
by firleymj
Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Maryland
Replies: 19
Views: 4341

Re: Greetings from Maryland

Welcome Mark, happy to see you here... very interested to see how these pups turn out and what trait my boy passed on to your girl. Officially, I don't know what I'm getting, and I only got to meet Zephyr once - but I was completely and thoroughly impressed! Handsome, yet with just enough shyness t...
by firleymj
Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Maryland
Replies: 19
Views: 4341

Re: Greetings from Maryland

Welcome :D My girl is named 'Konah', same name but slightly different spelling. Lakhotan is not one of those languages where spelling is very regularized. You can get quite the debate over how things are spelt (and in addition you have cover differences in the Allied dialects: Nakhotan, Dakhotan, a...
by firleymj
Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Maryland
Replies: 19
Views: 4341

Re: Greetings from Maryland

Dottie, We're still debating names at the point - though "Kona" - the Lakhotan word for "friend" is a favorite After the official registry names, anything I come up with will be a letdown (smile) Got you PM - yes, I think we will have much to talk about ! And I wholeheartedly concur about Hawthorne,...
by firleymj
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: ESS Shakespeare :)
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: ESS Shakespeare :)

FYI, there are some really good free photo editing packages for PCs (Windows/MAC/Linux) Photoscape is basic and easy to use [www.photoscape.org] GIMP 2 gives you Photoshop capability without the Adobe price [www.gimp.org/downloads] Manuals? Not really, but if you're reasonably PC comfortable, either...
by firleymj
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Yarrow's second thread
Replies: 78
Views: 1442

Re: Yarrow's second thread

Yarrow's pictures remind me of the wonderful set of "canine" words in Lakhotan

Sunka (Dog)
Sunkmanitu (Dog outdoors = coyote)
Sunkmanitutanka (Dog outdoors too big to fit inside = wolf)
Sunkawankan (Dog of The Great Spirit = horse)

How blessed are these friends of nature to us

Mark
by firleymj
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from NJ
Replies: 10
Views: 2610

Re: Hi from NJ

Welcome Maria!
Newton, Eh? I know Lafayette quite well and as I recall it's not too far.
Falling in love with Tamaskans is way too easy (and the wonderful thing is, they fall in love with you back)
Waiting my first (shortly). They are beyond remarkable.
Please join us in fellowship,
Mark
by firleymj
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Virginia!
Replies: 20
Views: 5402

Re: Greetings from Virginia!

Welcome (sort of) neighbor! As another on the "seems like forever just because we're so close" list - congratulations and I'm sure we will have the opportunity to talk along the way.
by firleymj
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Maryland
Replies: 19
Views: 4341

Greetings from Maryland

Hello. My name is Mark and I'm hoping (shortly) to be one of the humans blessed with a Tamaskan presence in my life. Here's the basics: living in a townhouse community in Maryland, backing onto a small lake and acres of parkland. Computer engineer, aged 55, pet friendly (2 tortoises and 1 bird), gre...