Recent content by Tricia2

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    Codes...look at your baby!

    Shelby from Cape Cod, 4 years and 4 months and she finally has a coat, and it's a nice one! Hmmm need to work on posting the image. OK, you need to click this link:
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    LuLu 1.16.2008 to 2.7.2017

    You may not remember me but I adopted LuLu in 2009.* Lu the Noof,* as she was widely called by friends and family, passed peacefully in my arms after a brief illness just 3 weeks after her 9th birthday. She had been having stomach issues for a week and wasn't responding to medications. An XRay...
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    Some sad news (NonNewf)

    I just learned this morning that Peter LaFleur (Newf Net's plafleursr) passed away in July. Peter was a very nice man, a gentleman, who loved his dogs and was always ready to help Newf Rescue, and was involved in Therapy Dog visitation. His Venus was always decked to the nines, pulling her...
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    An Unwelcomed Visitor

    I alluded to this in another thread but thought I'd fill in the blanks on my cancer diagnosis. Just before Christmas (crazy busy grooming season) I found a kidney bean sized lump on my left forearm just below my elbow. I thought, "Geez, I must have bumped it. It will go away." By New...
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    (WOOF) Forevers Bohemian Rhapsody at One

    Hi NewfNetters, Remember me? I'm Forevers Bohemian Rhapsody (aka Shelby Mae.) I was just a tiny puppy at this time last year up in the wilds of Vermo-almost Canada with my mom, Leilah, my 8 brothers and sisters and my first Hu-mamma Mary K (Codes.) I just had my first birthday. Momma...
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    Take joy in…..old dogs

    Sharing this piece by Donna Swajeski :hugs: TAKE JOY IN…..OLD DOGS Their joys are simple. A soft bed. A scrap fallen from the table that the younger dogs missed. The memory of a treed squirrel. A stormless night. White whiskered faces and legs crooked as question marks. Old Dogs…their sweet...
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    Sad News from Kloofbear Kennel in CT

    Evelyn and Brian de Reus' Kloofbear Kennel suffered a tragic fire last night. Brian is hospitalized with severe burns from attempting to rescue their dogs. Sadly, 4 adult dogs lost their lives and 7 puppies were saved. Please keep the Kloofbear family in your thoughts and prayers as they...
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    LEPTO (leptospirosis) ALERT DC/Virginia Region

    There has been a confirmed case of Lepto in the Washington DC/Virginia area in a 6 month old Newf puppy. The pup is in acute kidney failure in the ICU at this time but vets are cautiously optimistic for a recovery, although she's still very ill and not out of the woods yet. The pup had been...
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    Introducing Juno

    Well I'm old news on NN but I'd like to introduce the new man in my life...Juno. Juno is a 4.5 year old boy, who made the trip to the Cape from Maryland, in a snow/ice storm with his entourage of 3 staff members. He is a private adoption through the efforts of the Colonial Newf Club (many...
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    Zues from Duxbury, MA

    Remember the Landseer from Duxbury MA who was found wandering and then spent a very long time with the town's Animal Control Officer waiting for his forever home? Story here: Lu has a new vet, who has relocated to the Cape...
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    Update on Mentored Newf Maddy

    Miss Maddy came in today for her first official grooming in over a month. If you recall I posted about her here I wish I had remembered my camera, she looked fantastic. When I first met her she was 72 lbs of skeleton covered in...
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    Sunday Night UTI Advice

    There was a wet spot on the carpet this morning, I assumed it was Lili (the GSD) who has a bladder the size of a thimble and was a kennel dog who was never housetrained until she came to me at age two. She has an occasional house soiling accident. I cleaned it and went to work. I came home at...
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    Oye, could use some advice. Mentoring.

    I'm getting a reputation as the big, fluffy dog groomer with the Newfie on the Cape. A Berner owner referred his neighbor and the man's 6 yo Newfie, Maddy. Maddy came in today, I almost choked at her condition. Maddy is taller than Lu, I'm guessing close to 27 inches, good bone and she only...
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    (LONG) The last word: Why old dogs are the best dogs

    A good read in two posts ...those with old friends will identify with this post I got on another forum. They can be eccentric, slow afoot, even grouchy. But dogs live out their final days, says The Washington Post’s Gene Weingarten, with a humility and grace we all could learn from. Not long...
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    (Week 14) Be careful what you wish might get it

    I thought I had the worlds best behaved Newfie. She never jumped on people or furniture and she never counter-surfed. Now, I think it was CCL laxity that prevented these hijinks, not my fabulous training techniques ...:coffeedrink: Yesterday at 14 weeks post Traditional Repair of her left CCL...