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    Sweet sweet Caera

    Marcarpents Caera - October 8, 2004 -> May 9, 2016 My first Newf. My so very special girl. All our Newfs are special, but some just have that something that can't be defined, can't be described, just can't be put into words. Caera was one of those Newfs. She was a tease, a flirt, a "catch...
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    My poor rescue boy Murphy has been diagnosed with Megasophagus. A blood sample has been sent to a lab in California to try to determine the underlying cause. In the meantime, we have raised his food bowl and the water bowl so my 2 girls are also having to adjust. I have cut back on the kibble...
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    Anyone recognize this sweetie???

    My sister has been vacationing in Newfoundland and today sent me these 2 photos from St. John's. This baby reminds me a lot of my Caera (a tad younger than she is now). Anybody here recognize this sweetie??
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    Murphy has been diagnosed with Spondylosis

    Our sweet rescue boy, Murphy, came to us with a-fib which meant he also came to us intact. We've seen him through a prostate problem which is currently under control. Then it was the thyroid. He is on medication for that. But the worst is the recent diagnosis of spondylosis, an...
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    My Dad

    At 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday March 26, I got the call from the nursing home that my Dad had passed away. We knew it was coming so my sister and I spent hours with him before hand, talking to him and letting him know he wasn't alone, even though he was on strong pain meds and sedated and at that...
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    An amusing report

    on yesterday's City TV (Toronto) news. Markham is just north of the City of Toronto. I think we can all appreciate this one. And no, it doesn't have anything to do with the infamous Rob Ford.:joker:
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    Not new

    Ok, so I'm not new here, but I haven't been here in quite some time. Since there must be a lot of new people since I was last here I thought I would just say hello. I live in southeastern Ontario, Canada and am happily owned by 3 newfs. My girls are 7 and 9 now and our rescue boy Murphy is 8...
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    Old Topic - need advice re mulch

    I remember some time ago (probably 3 or 4 years ago), there was a discussion on mulch and a particular brand that was toxic to our furkids. Does anybody remember which brand was the toxic one? I think it was one carried by Home Depot at the time. I need to get some but won't buy any until I...
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    Caera is going back to work

    Caera and I were doing therapy visits at a long term care facility in Cornwall. That is until my parents finally sold their house in Toronto and moved to Cornwall. Since then, there really hasn't been much time for those visits, but the people in the seniors' residence that they moved into...
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    At what age do we

    consider our Newfs to be "senior citizens"??? Caera, my first, will be 7 in October. Mr. Murphy, our rescue, will be 6 in November and Misha, my baby and Caera's half sister, will be 5 this month. I can see Caera is slowing down, but she still tries to keep up with Misha and Mr. Murphy. We...
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    Modern Dog Photo Contest

    A piece of fluff, but this week, my sweet Misha is THE "Dog of the Week" in the Modern Dog Magazine photo contest. :beer: This is the photo I submitted: There are more Newfs entered so let's all get voting. Here are the links...
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    Rhonda and Troy

    Rhonda and Troy Lose their home to fire The following message was just sent out on Newf-L. "Rhonda and Troy have been a very big fixture in the Newfoundland world. They put on their spectacular Newfie fest every year with huge draws of people and dogs. They are the most wonderful , kind...
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    Mr. Murphy seems to have difficulty

    having a poo. He really seems to struggle to pass his poo. It's coming out in small black lumps. I don't know what to think. When he's done, he's just like the girls. He starts to run like a huge weight has been lifted. He's on a total of 3 cups of Orijen 6 Fish - 1 1/2 cup in the a.m. and...
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    Modern Dog magazine photo contest

    Just for the heck of it, I entered a picture of my Misha (as a pup) in this magazine's photo contest. We could use some votes so any and all would be very much appreciated. This is the link: Thanks everybody.
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    Another "old" question

    Now that we are a 3 Newf family, I'm thinking it's time to buy a proper dryer, especially with the summer season approaching. I know this has been discussed before, but I would really appreciate it if we could revisit the subject. I am looking at, hopefully, getting the best mid-priced dryer...
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    Has anyone heard from Rhonda??

    This message came through on Newf-L earlier today. If its some kind of hoax, great. Better that than what this e-mail says. "I'm writing this with tears in my eyes, I came down here to United Kingdom for a short vacation unfortunately i was mugged at the park of the hotel where i stayed,all...
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    Heart Conditions

    Our most recent foster now permanent resident, Mr. Murphy, has a heart condition called atrial fibrillation which is very likely to develop into dilated cardiomyopothy in time. For the moment, he does not require meds and he pretty much is his own exercise monitor. When we go out for a run in...
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    Non-Newf specific - All Natural Treats

    Hi all. While this isn't Newf specific, we all want our beloved Newfs to get only the best of everything. A while back, I discovered a local producer of top quality dog treats. Elizabeth also donated some of her product to be included in the "Provincial" brags at the Canadian National earlier...
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    Mr. Murphy & Rowdy meet

    Last week, we introduced Mr. Murphy and Rowdy. This was a planned introduction since both boys are intact and I wanted to see how Mr. Murphy would react. Apart from a few tete a tetes, jockeying for position, the meeting went rather well. Unfortunately, Rowdy, at 9, is a senior and suffered a...
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    Ticks - Advice please!

    After dinner tonight, I happened to notice something just above Misha's right eye. I thought it was just a burr-like seed kind of thing, but when I went to pull it out, it didn't pull out easily and kind of "squished". Then I thought OMG, a tick. I have never had any experience with ticks and...