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by firleymj
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Particular problem areas?
Replies: 44
Views: 1241

Re: Particular problem areas?

OK, time to fess up. Kona's a great dog, and very bright - but it does take a different technique than with any dog I've had - he's a VERY quick learner, but gets bored easily - so when we were doing basic training, it was 3-6 repetitions of a command, switch to another command, repeat less than 6 t...
by firleymj
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from South Carolina :-)
Replies: 3
Views: 5091

Re: Hello from South Carolina :-)

Megan

Welcome to the forum and I would hope that your experience with our Tamaskan family would be as wonderful as mine has been.

Mark
The human of Hawthorne James Watson at Anthracite [Kona]
by firleymj
Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Learn the basics of canine CPR
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Learn the basics of canine CPR

Public Safety Message: Learn the basics of canine CPR http://video.foxnews.com/v/4357872104001/tips-to-save-your-dogs-life/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips/daytime And I don't care what network it comes from, if the facts check out (and they do) it may help your dog in an emergency (God forbi...
by firleymj
Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pictures of Dogs with Horribly Burned Paw Pads
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Pictures of Dogs with Horribly Burned Paw Pads

We've seen a number of grisly photographs of burned paw pads allegedly caused by walking on asphalt. The worst of these pictures actually refer to a dog that was abused and kept on a hot roof in extreme heat a few years ago. Here's some facts: Take care when exercising your pet. Adjust intensity and...
by firleymj
Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Apartment life?
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Apartment life?

Good observation. Kona and I share a medium townhouse with a tiny (384 ft**2) or (36 m**2) back yard. But we back onto some 42 acres of parkland and exercise at least 2 miles (about 3.5km) at lunch and then try to get at least two hours of open running in a nearby dog park in the evening. Between na...
by firleymj
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: newbie saying hi
Replies: 6
Views: 6944

Re: newbie saying hi

Welcome and thank you for taking on the job of re-homing your pup!
by firleymj
Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2471

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 27

The Kona Diaries Month 28 Dear Diary All sorts of things are happening. Down by that big water Mark calls a pond, there are all kinds of big yellow metal things making big noises and tearing up grass and trees. Mark tells me they’re going to do a thing he calls “dredging the lake” because it’s not ...
by firleymj
Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:20 am
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: Real World Show Events - some good news
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Real World Show Events - some good news

News Bulletin: Richmond, VA – 12 July 2015 Eventide Tamaskan and Anthracite Tamaskan are pleased to share some good news with the Tamaskan community: On Sunday, 12 July 2015, we entered the conformation dog show held by the American Rare Breed Association (ARBA) and the Kennel Club of the USA (KCUS...
by firleymj
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: For Curie
Replies: 0
Views: 114

For Curie

In Memory of Curie To the WamakaNagi of Curie ------------------------------------- [/b] Daughter, you were from the pages of life untimely ripped And your passing leaves us mournful Touched by Unhcegila Still we know that now you have passed the Owl Maker And run the Sky Road freely for all time Fo...
by firleymj
Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: New outcrosses?
Replies: 968
Views: 11278

Re: New outcrosses?

Threads stop and start sometimes for no apparent reason. Some of the conversation has moved into some of the Facebook groups (I cannot fathom why given the software, but many people find it convenient to believe in a flat earth, too, and unless you're an airline pilot or some such local flatness and...
by firleymj
Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Study purports to show nature of colour vision in dogs
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Study purports to show nature of colour vision in dogs

Could not have said it better - probably would have said it longer, but not better :)
:D
by firleymj
Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Song Parody: "Beyond the Yellow Marked Road"
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Song Parody: "Beyond the Yellow Marked Road"

Beyond the Yellow Marked Road OK, by now you know that taste has never been a limiting factor :) Tune: “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Elton John” [YouTube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7_P1YCgj3w [/YouTube] When are you gonna slow down When are you going to stand? I should have stayed on the farm I...
by firleymj
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Study purports to show nature of colour vision in dogs
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Study purports to show nature of colour vision in dogs

OK, it's not new news, but I ran into this doing some other research and found it interesting: Dogs DO see colour. But they don't see colour the way humans do. Here's a map translated for our species: Dog Colour Vision.jpg Hmmmm, got me thinking, maybe that's why Kona's not embarrassed by my blaze o...
by firleymj
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Breeder Websites
Topic: Anthracite Tamaskan
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Anthracite Tamaskan

OK, it's a small site, but it has (I hope) all the basics:

http://www.anthracitetamaskan.com
by firleymj
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oklahoma!
Replies: 4
Views: 5870

Re: Hello from Oklahoma!

Welcome and well-met

May your time with our Tamaskan family be as blessed as mine has been by my Kona's

Mark
by firleymj
Wed Jun 24, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2471

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 27

The Kona Diaries – Month 27 Dear Diary Finally! I got to play with one of the small geese puppies. Mark tells me that the small geese puppies are called “ducklings” but I did get to sniff one up and down. The little thing smelled so scared, and its mommy just stood there while I sniffed at him. It ...
by firleymj
Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Born: E-stars litter van 't Aelse Sluske
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Born: E-stars litter van 't Aelse Sluske

More Tamaskans in the world is a GREAT good thing!

May they be blessed with long healthy lives and loving homes!
by firleymj
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, From Perth, Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 6546

Re: Hello, From Perth, Australia

Welcome and well met!
by firleymj
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Sled Dog's Summer Dreams - another song parody !
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Sled Dog's Summer Dreams - another song parody !

Sled Dog Summer Dream (Tune: “Rocket Man” / Elton John) [YouTube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LX7WrHCaUA [/YouTube] He packed my treats last night pre-walk Zero hour ten A.M. And I’m gonna run so fast, like a rocket then I stop to mark right then, I start to chase But this summer heat’s no plac...
by firleymj
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Padua, Italy!
Replies: 4
Views: 5714

Re: Hello from Padua, Italy!

Ciao e Benvenuto. Possa il vostro tempo con il vostro Tamaskan essere benedetto come la mia è stata con la mia Kona [Hawthorne James Watson]

Mark
http://www.anthracitetamaskan.com
by firleymj
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Breeding
Topic: First Tamaskan litter in France (2015), Ayla x Nanuq!
Replies: 25
Views: 703

Re: First Tamaskan litter in France (2015), Ayla x Nanuq!

Tout simplement magnifique! et une joie de voir plus tamaksans dans le monde.
by firleymj
Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Cardiff, Wales
Replies: 12
Views: 8747

Re: Hello from Cardiff, Wales

Welcome to the forum, and welcome to the (extended) family!

May your time with your Tamaskan be as wonderful as mine has been with my Kona!

Mark
by firleymj
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2471

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 26

The Kona Diaries – Month 26 Dear Diary Geeses are strange things. Now they go and have puppies, which don’t look nearly as much like the grown up ones as our puppies do. And they can get so mean! I play bowed really deep to let them know I just wanted to sniff one of their puppies, and one of the b...
by firleymj
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2471

Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 25

The Kona Diaries – Month 25 Dear Diary What a month. It started out with Mark hurting one of his front paws kind of like I hurt mine a little while ago. Only he has to wear his “boot of shame” for a little longer. He was kind of ouchy about it, so while I want to lick it better, I can tell he’s not...
by firleymj
Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Breeding combinations - health issues list
Replies: 91
Views: 2380

Re: Breeding combinations - health issues list

Debby THANK YOU. And we are in complete agreement. What I would have regretted is for people without your background and that of the other registered breeders to make a negative conclusion about the breed based on woefully incomplete statistics. For example, we have enough data to suggest that crypt...
by firleymj
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Breeding combinations - health issues list
Replies: 91
Views: 2380

Re: Breeding combinations - health issues list

Disclaimer: I support disclosure of any serious medical conditions, especially when breeding. HOWEVER, I'm getting concerned with what I see as a growing problem with managing the breed. There's an old adage from the Soviet Navy known as Groshkov's Rule: [roughly translated] "The perfect is the enem...
by firleymj
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Living in a Sled Dog Paradise (yet another Tamaskan song)
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Living in a Sled Dog Paradise (yet another Tamaskan song)

Sled Dog Paradise Tune: Gangsta Paradise - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpGbzYlnz7c {with apologies to Stevie Wonder and Douglas B. Rasheed} As I walk through the valley in the depths of an ice age I take a look at my life and realize I won’t be caged 'Cause I've been howling and pulling so long...
by firleymj
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Charlotte the Shiba Inu
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Charlotte the Shiba Inu

Not sure which of the two is more handsome or photogenic, but them I'm a dog nut!

Both are wonderful.
by firleymj
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Seattle WA!
Replies: 4
Views: 5423

Re: Hello from Seattle WA!

Welcome to our forum

May your experience with Tamaskans be as wonderful as mine has been!

Mark

[the human owned by Hawthorne James Watson, call name Kona, whose diaries appear on this site]
by firleymj
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi! I´m from Austria
Replies: 4
Views: 5633

Re: Hi! I´m from Austria

Welcome to our forum May your experience with Tamaskans be as wonderful as mine has been! Mark [the human owned by Hawthorne James Watson, call name Kona, whose diaries appear on this site] Willkommen in unserem Forum Kann Ihre Erfahrungen mit Tamaskans sein so schön wie meins war! Mark [der Mensch ...
by firleymj
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Chicago!
Replies: 4
Views: 5526

Re: Hello from Chicago!

Welcome to our forum

May your Shiba be ever a joy, and may your experience with Tamaskans be as wonderful as mine has been!

Mark

[the human owned by Hawthorne James Watson, call name Kona, whose diaries appear on this site]
by firleymj
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: A Song from the North American Tamaskan Sled Dog Gathering
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: A Song from the North American Tamaskan Sled Dog Gatheri

I thank you for your kindness, but fear that my Kona's singing is considerably more on key than mine :lol:
by firleymj
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: CZV x AWD - low/mid content - Merlin
Replies: 57
Views: 1120

Re: AWD low/mid content Merlin

Congratulations on sleeping.
How handsome he is!
May your time with him be as blessed as mine is with my Kona!
by firleymj
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stop Bite Collar
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Stop Bite Collar

Well, typos are a funny thing

http://www.stopbite.net

Gets you there.
by firleymj
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: CZV x AWD - low/mid content - Merlin
Replies: 57
Views: 1120

Re: AWD low/mid content Merlin

He's definitely magical!

Congratulations!
by firleymj
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi from leeds
Replies: 5
Views: 5827

Re: hi from leeds

Welcome and well met!
by firleymj
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I Hate Introductions
Replies: 2
Views: 4980

Re: I Hate Introductions

Welcome Paige

And for a person who hates introductions, you surely wrote a good one.

May your experience with this breed be as wonderful as mine has been

Mark

the human of Hawthorne James Watson [call name Kona]
by firleymj
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oregon!
Replies: 3
Views: 5367

Re: Hello from Oregon!

Hello and welcome!

May you find your experience with the breed as wonderful as I have found mine. :)

Mark

[The human of Hawthrone James Watson, call name Kona]
by firleymj
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: "Hey" from Norway / Scandinavia
Replies: 6
Views: 6478

Re: "Hey" from Norway / Scandinavia

Welcome to the forum!

May your dealings with Tamaskans be as wonderful as the time I'm having.

Kona's human,

Mark
by firleymj
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Norway!
Replies: 7
Views: 7779

Re: Hello from Norway!

Hello and welcome!

What a beautiful pup!
by firleymj
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 36
Replies: 76
Views: 2471

Re: Kona's Diary [Hawthorne James Watson] Now at Month 24

Kona's Diary - Month 24 Dear Diary Mark tells me I’m two years old today – doesn’t feel like that, but he does keep track of these things, in ways we dogs don’t. The month started off great. We were in one of those big kennels Mark calls “stores.” A man and his human puppy (a girl) came up and aske...
by firleymj
Sat Mar 14, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: Canine Birthdays!
Replies: 330
Views: 3248

Re: Canine Birthdays!

Happy 2nd Birthday to the Pi Litter
20150314 Happy 2nd Birthday Pi Litter.jpg
From your brother Kona
by firleymj
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: A Song from the North American Tamaskan Sled Dog Gathering
Replies: 2
Views: 116

A Song from the North American Tamaskan Sled Dog Gathering

The Wreck of the Maryland Musher Tune: The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald For the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2A The legend lives on from the Ojibwe on down Near the big lake they call Gichi-Gami* Skandia, they said, never gives up her dead When the snows of mid-March are swi...
by firleymj
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Real Life Shows & Events
Topic: North American Tamaskan Sled Dog Gathering 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: North American Tamaskan Sled Dog Gathering 2015

What a great time! Kona will be writing about it and don't be surprised if several related creations get posted here later.
THANK YOU to all involved.
by firleymj
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Wisconsin!
Replies: 6
Views: 6163

Re: Hello from Wisconsin!

Welcome to the board and thank you for your interest in the breed.
by firleymj
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: White Elk Morrigan
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: White Elk Morrigan

Pretty we can see. Intelligent we infer from her expression. May your life with her be as blessed as mine with my Kona.
by firleymj
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)
Replies: 284
Views: 4619

Re: Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (ANCD)

This is truly a shame. As I have observed elsewhere on this forum, our faith in DNA testing is grossly ahead of the basic mathematics of what can be done. We are, after all, trying to distinguish between subspecies of Canis Lupus, at most the differences of a hundred or so markers in a genome of 110...
by firleymj
Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Photo humor at the human's expense
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Photo humor at the human's expense

A few days ago, the local temperature dropped into single digits Fahrenheit (about -15C in the rest of the world) and wind chills were about -26 to -28. We had a lot of blowing snow. During one of our longer walks, got this "selfie" during the afternoon (conditions made it look a lot darker than the...
by firleymj
Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:54 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Some sled dog humor
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Some sled dog humor

Saw this and LOVED it!
Human marathon.jpg