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by MelB
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Alba Zuul (4 year old female) - update 6 nov
Replies: 39
Views: 3009

Re: Alba Zuul (4 year old female) - update 6 nov

I just logged in for the first time in ages. Sorry to hear Zuul (my Cindy's mum) had died.
by MelB
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: Forum Competitions
Topic: Guessing the Breeds Behind a Mixed Breed
Replies: 21
Views: 1095

Re: Guessing the Breeds Behind a Mixed Breed

I also thought rottie but what ever she is she's stunning.
by MelB
Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Nails--How short is too short
Replies: 57
Views: 2173

Re: Nails--How short is too short

I've never needed to cut Cindy's nails at all. Hers are extremely short, so much so that the vet keeps asking if I cut them (with a view to telling me off). I can only assume it's something to do with the HD and the manic running she does do (that she's not supposed to do due to HD)
by MelB
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Sølve - Bridge of Sighs (Nov 1st 2010 - May 17th 2013)
Replies: 29
Views: 1412

Re: Sølve - Bridge of Sighs (Nov 1st 2010 - May 17th 2013)

Sleep well Sølve. Play happily & pain free forever.

Thinking of you Line & sending you cyber hugs.
by MelB
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Surprise meeting with another Tam
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Surprise meeting with another Tam

Rahne wrote:Could also be Geri x Ollie. Geri has a 4, Ollie has a 0 (if we can believe Lynn).
If that is the case wouldn't it be funny to find out that Cindy's nephew lives so close? LOL
by MelB
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Surprise meeting with another Tam
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: Surprise meeting with another Tam

Yes, he is still a pup. Not a tiny new pup but not full grown either, maybe 6 months???? I stupidly didn't ask how old he was but I was torn between telling her of my experiences and getting the kids to school. He's a pale one. Not familiar with Lynn's dogs anymore...
by MelB
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Surprise meeting with another Tam
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Surprise meeting with another Tam

On the way out of the house this morning for the school run I saw a lady with a puppy that looked so much like a Tam. Knowing that there's not many around I asked "is that a husky?" instead. I was almost floored when she said "No, it's a Tamaskan...". Her gorgeous boy is from Lynn (the lady couldn't...
by MelB
Sun May 05, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Two TDRs?
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Re: Two TDRs?

They were presented with evidence that they had been caught out with falsifying pedigrees (including dams) to cover up back to back matings among other things. They were asked to explain and put their side of the story forward on here but chose not to say anything at all. The TDR was already reorgan...
by MelB
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: Tarheel!
Replies: 34
Views: 1185

Re: Tarheel!

Happy birthday. Hope it's a good one. ;-)
by MelB
Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Chronic diarrhoea
Replies: 22
Views: 1594

Re: Chronic diarrhoea

Glad something has improved. We use James Well Beloved Lamb & Veg for Cindy. It is cereal free. I don't know if this would help Willow..... Perhaps worth a try. James well Beloved will send out samples if you want to see if it will even be eaten (before trying a bit more to see if it improves matters)
by MelB
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: Funny Habits
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: Funny Habits

That's weird. Cindy also does the through the leg thing like a cat too. She doesn't do it to everyone but it's her way of showing affection. If you ask her for a cuddle that's what she does. I had to explain to my father-in-law why she was seemingly trying to knock him over by batting her head betwe...
by MelB
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: TAMASKAN FOUND IN LA
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: TAMASKAN FOUND IN LA

on FB stands that the owner is known but that Lynn won't give Charlie the details on where his dog is....... :? You gotta be kidding me, that must be illegal :shock: :o Another very good reason for everyone who had their dog chipped by the blus to check the details and make sure it is registered in...
by MelB
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: TDR
Replies: 48
Views: 1549

Re: TDR

Personally, as offensive a this whole thing is I'd rather see the thread left up but locked. Otherwise it leaves the committee open to allegations of hiding/deleting (playing into critics' hands) whilst allowing the harsh views on the gender base of this forum by the original poster to also be hidd...
by MelB
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: TDR
Replies: 48
Views: 1549

Re: TDR

Personally, as offensive a this whole thing is I'd rather see the thread left up but locked. Otherwise it leaves the committee open to allegations of hiding/deleting (playing into critics' hands) whilst allowing the harsh views on the gender base of this forum by the original poster to also be hidde...
by MelB
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: TDR
Replies: 48
Views: 1549

Re: TDR

Lol. Terri seriously, you need to be careful, if you brown nose any deeper your not going to be able to breath. Hahaha My post was meant to be a statement, I stupidly forgot it would just empower you lot to be bitches as normal. I think it's really telling that 90% if not more of the people who pos...
by MelB
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: TDR
Replies: 48
Views: 1549

Re: TDR

Honestly, I saw the original post which seemed a bit out of the blue and followed the links. When I saw the site it just screamed blu at me. Their spelling mistakes & a copy cat version of Rahne's design. So what if KS name is spelt wrong in the registration - sounds like the lack of care & insolenc...
by MelB
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: If only...
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: If only...

... Paper... Sam loves paper, anything paper. He fetches post so he can have the envelope (we graduated from eating the whole letter). I have learned to not leave paper money lying round, so far he has eaten £45. I found he hordes paper round the back of the sofa too... I think he likes the 'crinkl...
by MelB
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: If only...
Replies: 6
Views: 378

If only...

... tissues were a banned substance or were in need of rescue, we'd make an absolute fortune with Cindy. She has a tissue addiction and I swear can smell a tissue a mile off, in a pocket, in a bag she tracks it down (she's just been found rifling through my handbag for a packet of tissues)!!!! Any o...
by MelB
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Collars
Replies: 13
Views: 724

Re: Collars

Cindy always has her collar on except for when she has a bath or hydrotherapy. It's a flat man-made woven fabric with a strong plastic clip together fastening. I don't think it's affected her ruff at all. Personally, I wouldn't let her go with out a collar even around the house just in case she esca...
by MelB
Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: MELB!
Replies: 27
Views: 1121

Re: MelB!

Thanks all. x
by MelB
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: Are African Wild Dogs still close enough to mix with Canis
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Are African Wild Dogs still close enough to mix with Can

A bit of a moot topic really seeing as there's less than 5000 African wild dogs left in the world. The numbers have halved since 2001 (when we were lucky enough to see them in wilds of Zimbabwe during our wedding/moon). All thanks to them being related close enough to domestic dogs to be wiped out b...
by MelB
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW DOG/LITTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM
Replies: 76
Views: 2387

Re: NEW DOG/LITTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM

They must have a made a killin at uk shows (which they continue to hold). The 1st one i went to (one before last) they had collections for Tarheel dogs, i've be been wondering since they left with everything, did John and Tina see any of the money? My funds were limited but i still chipped in to he...
by MelB
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW DOG/LITTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM
Replies: 76
Views: 2387

Re: NEW DOG/LITTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM

Let's face it, people who would stoop so low as to run off with charity funds - (At the 2011 UK show the (apparently) £30 charity pot was to be split between Cindy, John's poisoned dogs & another dog. Ironically £10 was what I'd put in and no-one has seen so much as a penny of it!) - are not going t...
by MelB
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW DOG/LITTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM
Replies: 76
Views: 2387

Re: NEW DOG/LITTER REGISTRATION SYSTEM

:o After all the pain and effort you guys went through to "ensure" that it was clear that the TDR continued as an organisation, and that you accepted Jennies resignation from the TDR and that Lynn was removed from the TDR, you now claim the two are separate?. As was pointed out in the discussions b...
by MelB
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Winnie
Replies: 86
Views: 4256

Re: Winnie

I don't get much about Winnie. Her parents are Zuul (very wolfy-looking: http://i24.servimg.com/u/f24/12/04/53/91/dsc_0012.jpg) and Riker (http://www.canadianeskimodogclub.com/userimages/Riker%20BP.jpg). Correct? She is very pretty and wolfy-looking herself: http://i24.servimg.com/u/f24/12/04/53/91...
by MelB
Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Stubborn jumper!
Replies: 24
Views: 1528

Re: Stubborn jumper!

Cindy is 2.5 years and she's still not learned "off" properly. We used all sorts of training techniques - ignoring, turning backs (makes her even worse if anything), even knee up for protection's sake. We're re-visiting the sit and wait for attention technique and she's very very slowly getting used...
by MelB
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Breeding combinations - health issues list
Replies: 93
Views: 7350

Re: Breeding combinations - health issues list

could you maybe add how many dogs are tested to the failing hips.. it's hard to give a more exact idea when you don't know the amount tested.. eg. Blustag Little Sunshine at Muensterland (Summer) x Jackal at Blustag (Jackal) – 1 litter / 2 pups total: * 1 x failing hips (2 tested) Sure, if I know h...
by MelB
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Anesthesia risk?
Replies: 23
Views: 1472

Re: Anesthesia risk?

We also weighed Cindy before she was anaesthetised. However the vet did say that Cindy just "drank" anaesthetic. She was trying to keep it light but had to keep topping it up all the time. No ill effects afterwards apart from what can be expected - bit of drowsiness & out of sorts for a few hours af...
by MelB
Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Breeding
Topic: Winnie
Replies: 86
Views: 4256

Re: Winnie

Cindy was a regular 7 months too (til she was spayed in July)
by MelB
Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cindy's hips - UPDATED with hip score
Replies: 21
Views: 1465

Re: Cindy's hips - UPDATED with hip score

Cindy's hip score came back today as 75. 35 right, 40 left.

We knew it was going to be bad (had actually assumed it would be higher) so not much of a shock.
by MelB
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Happy Forest von den Wuppertatzen - Eurasier
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Happy Forest von den Wuppertatzen - Eurasier

Gorgeous. He looks like a keeshond who's been coloured with red fur.
by MelB
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Lounge Room
Topic: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?
Replies: 138
Views: 3970

Re: With Regret / Why cannot I not respond to Nivenj?

Lucas, it doesn't matter what YOU think or how these dogs look to YOU... the DNA test CONFIRMED that offspring of Summer x Bobbi ARE "wolf hybrids" according to the UC Davis lab I find absolutely nothing wrong with the capitalisation in this sentence. Capitalisation is used for emphasis, in this ca...
by MelB
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Inheritance of Hip Dysplasia
Replies: 19
Views: 1382

Re: Inheritance of Hip Dysplasia

pagan wrote:Not all hip dysplasia is inherited a lot can be down to over exercise ,over feeding etc.
when Jackal has sired at least 10 dogs with failed hips, all going to different home environments, I think it is a strong pointer that it's genetic rather than environmental.
by MelB
Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: People who don't understand your loss
Replies: 21
Views: 1520

Re: People who don't understand your loss

I'm so sorry you've had so much to go through recently. I cried with you reading your post. I felt exactly the same when I lost my beloved Holly (GSD) just before we got Cindy. I just wanted to let you know you are not alone. As you say, perhaps Zeus stayed with you as long as he could to help you g...
by MelB
Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Temperament
Topic: How many have Separation Anxiety?
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: How many have Separation Anxiety?

No problems here. Cindy did like to chew things up a bit if left alone as a pup but we put that down to age/boredom/making her own entertainment she's fine. Although she went into kennels for a weekend last month (not the first time) when we got back home she howled when we went to bed for 2 nights ...
by MelB
Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Rainbow Bridge
Topic: Zeus 10.02.2007 - 24.07.2012 Rest in peace my beautiful boy.
Replies: 28
Views: 1459

Re: Zeus 10.02.2007 - 24.07.2012 Rest in peace my beautiful

So sorry to hear of your sad loss.
:cry:
by MelB
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Other Pets
Topic: Romanian shelter dog Monobi
Replies: 63
Views: 3070

Re: Romanian shelter dog Monobi

even though 2 vets vouched in his passpord that he was "in good health", he has severe demodex, infected eyes and possibly heart worms. His face and legs were very crusty and he smelled really bad, his fur felt wiry and awfully dirty, lots of scurf, too! The vets saw you coming didn't they?! :lol: ...
by MelB
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: Birthdays
Topic: Rahne!
Replies: 64
Views: 2050

Re: Rahne

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fabulous day.
by MelB
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Inheritance of Hip Dysplasia
Replies: 19
Views: 1382

Re: Shogun (Alba O'Shean) - 2 year old intact male

I thought the bad hips came from Jackle as I've not heard Zuul produce any others with bad hips... :? Or maybe I'm mistaken. Cindy is out of Zuul x Jackal therefore Zuul has had a puppy with very bad hips. Given she has such terrible hips, with a noticeable odd gait at 8 weeks and went lame at 8 mo...
by MelB
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: cant find them
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: cant find them

In this example: ALBA ZUUL AT BLUFAWN 140G1 TAMASKAN F WOLFGRAY Feb 23 2011 29 TAM-DM15/29F-NOPI DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY I assume the OFA column refers to breed (TAM) - type of test (DM), number of tests on that breed at that time???? (15) / age in months and gender of dog (27F) - CAR for carrier? N...
by MelB
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: cant find them
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: cant find them

It's good that Geri has such a low hip score but her sister (Cindy) has severe HD, so that should also be taken into consideration. http://tamaskan-forum.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3234 Here is the list of all Tams that have been DM tested by the OFA: http://www.offa.org/results.html?num=®istrar=&...
by MelB
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Tamaskan Photos
Topic: Mila (Blustag Yowler)
Replies: 385
Views: 13969

Re: Mila (Blustag Yowler) 16 months old

what a gorgeous girl! :D
Stunning.
by MelB
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cindy's hips - UPDATED with hip score
Replies: 21
Views: 1465

Re: Cindy's hips

Poor Cindy, hopefully she feels better soon! I was told by Lynn that they did not receive any scores, owners needed to send out copies themselves to the TDR. Maybe you could contact the BVA and ask about it? The form does seem quite geared up to KC registered breeds so maybe they don't bother sendi...
by MelB
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cindy's hips - UPDATED with hip score
Replies: 21
Views: 1465

Re: Cindy's hips

Poor Cindy, hopefully she feels better soon! I was told by Lynn that they did not receive any scores, owners needed to send out copies themselves to the TDR. Maybe you could contact the BVA and ask about it? The form does seem quite geared up to KC registered breeds so maybe they don't bother sendi...
by MelB
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cindy's hips - UPDATED with hip score
Replies: 21
Views: 1465

Re: Cindy's hips

Personally speaking, I'd suggest not checking that box just in case...if the records/official results will be sent to you, then I'd forward that information to the TDR yourself or request for BVA to send it at a later date to ensure it goes to the person(s) you want the records to go to. Good luck ...
by MelB
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Cindy's hips - UPDATED with hip score
Replies: 21
Views: 1465

Cindy's hips - UPDATED with hip score

Cindy's been spayed today and had her hips X-rayed again along with her knees to confirm her cruciate ligament rupture. Hips are not good but we knew this already. "Dreadful" was the vet's word. She put an age comparison on it, which I found very useful for putting things into perspective. If she di...
by MelB
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: New TDR-logo
Replies: 58
Views: 2610

Re: New TDR-logo

Just want to say I LOVE the new register site. The colour, the layout, the fonts. EVERYTHING. It looks so much more professional. Well done & thanks to the committee. Can't wait until there are more dogs in the database but I understand it's a mammoth task entering everyone's information. Must try t...
by MelB
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Little Girlie Needing a New Home
Replies: 44
Views: 2110

Re: Little Girlie Needing a New Home

Even better! :D
by MelB
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The "other" wolf content issue
Replies: 48
Views: 1932

Re: The "other" wolf content issue

3. How, if at all to participate/interact with the TDR: PROGRESS     (Resolution expected as emotions settle) I have been mislead, with many others, into a choice of pet that violates my principles. The TDR will go on with positive changes and measures to prevent future problems of this nature. Per...
by MelB
Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Tamaskan Rescue
Topic: Little Girlie Needing a New Home
Replies: 44
Views: 2110

Re: Little Girlie Needing a New Home

Lovely picture and great to hear she is doing well.