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Forum: Pets that have passed away - Rainbow bridge November 8th, 2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By yvonnem
Safe journey Sarge

Back in 2004/2005 I was a regular visitor to pets.ca and in January 2005 I rescued Sarge, who was supposed to be a mastiff according to North York Animal Control and turned out to be mostly great...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits June 11th, 2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By yvonnem
dane/mastiff mixes

I have a rescue who is mostly dane with a little mastiff mixed in. I don't know if he would be representative of other similar mixes but let me tell you about some of the issues that we have had...
Forum: Off topic forum August 26th, 2005, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,528
Posted By yvonnem
student loans in ontario

Confession time for me -- my day job is as a financial aid officer at a post secondary institution in Ontario (no booing or hissing please!)

So for those of you who are/were Ontario students and...
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures May 25th, 2005, 07:55 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,703
Posted By yvonnem
Here's a recent one of the foster boy.

Here's a recent one of the foster boy.
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior May 5th, 2005, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By yvonnem
Hi there! I'm not as experienced as some...

Hi there!

I'm not as experienced as some mastiff owners, but I can tell you that your mastiff puppy is a stomach on legs, so training with treats generally works great! However, I have discovered...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs April 25th, 2005, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By yvonnem
I belong to a freecycle as well and we just had a...

I belong to a freecycle as well and we just had a very long and very emotional discussion about putting pets on for free. The final opinion of the moderator was that it would be allowed to continue...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! April 22nd, 2005, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By yvonnem
My mastiff had open pyometra. The vet told me...

My mastiff had open pyometra. The vet told me that there were essentially two types - open -- where the discharge is able to drain from the uterus and closed - when the uterus fills with pus and...
Forum: Breed characteristics and traits March 22nd, 2005, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,685
Posted By yvonnem
My boys use their dewclaws to get a better grip...

My boys use their dewclaws to get a better grip on things when they are devouring something large and inedible. Also if I don't pay attention to them they will put a paw on my knee or shoulder and...
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior March 16th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By yvonnem
My previous mastiff would take a mouthful of food...

My previous mastiff would take a mouthful of food then carry it into the living room so she could eat with the rest of the family. So I moved her dish into the living room. But then the cat kept...
Forum: Newspaper Articles of Interest (animal/pet related) from Around the World March 14th, 2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,494
Posted By yvonnem
I heard/read about the slaughter years ago in...

I heard/read about the slaughter years ago in university and our prof was of the opinion that it was done to destroy traditional Innu hunting and the nomad lifestyle that went along with the hunting....
Forum: Dog training - dog behavior March 11th, 2005, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By yvonnem
please take this with a huge grain of salt as I...

please take this with a huge grain of salt as I am no where near pretending to be an experienced trainer, but what always worked with my mastiffs (and so far its only been 3) was not the...
Forum: Breed bans - BSL - Pit Bull bans March 9th, 2005, 11:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,347
Posted By yvonnem
Death Sentence in Hamilton

Taken from www.900chml.com - local radio station website. Please note this is NOT the Hamilton SPCA -- this is City of Hamilton Animal Control

Local pit bulls face death sentence
Mar, 09 2005...
Forum: Rescue (Adopt) a dog - listings March 9th, 2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,060
Posted By yvonnem
female german shepherd posting in a freecycle

this was posted to a Freecycle group

On Tue, 08 Mar 2005 14:42:45 -0000, "********" wrote:

>
>
>
> Sable is six years old, spayed, and very well
> behaved. She needs a
> home where...
Forum: General Forum for cats and dogs February 2nd, 2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,583
Posted By yvonnem
tail docking

The only practical reason I have ever seen for tail docking is something called "happy tail". Large dogs have big tails which they wag quite fiercely. Sometimes, in doing so, the dog will damage...
Forum: Rescue (Adopt) a dog - listings February 1st, 2005, 01:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,462
Posted By yvonnem
an update on Sarge

Took Sarge to my regular vet 2 weeks ago because he just wasn't getting any better. She did some bloodwork and prescribed eye ointment, ear drops and penicillan ($422 later....)

She thinks he...
Forum: Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time! February 1st, 2005, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,805
Posted By yvonnem
I had a cat with a swollen lip once - the vet...

I had a cat with a swollen lip once - the vet said it was "rodentia" and one cause was allergy to fish products in food. After that, I stayed away from the "seafood" flavours and the swelling went...
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures January 18th, 2005, 12:03 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,204
Posted By yvonnem
and now the sullen teenage years

sullen teenager spends his time lounging around
Forum: Pet photography - Pet pictures January 18th, 2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,204
Posted By yvonnem
Maple when we first got him

going to class with mom
Forum: Rescue (Adopt) a dog - listings January 13th, 2005, 04:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,462
Posted By yvonnem
Yes, Sarge will be a dog who will be looking for...

Yes, Sarge will be a dog who will be looking for a forever home. He is absolutely lovely but he is a man's dog -- no question. When my 12 year old grandson comes over Sarge sticks like glue. He...
Forum: Rescue (Adopt) a dog - listings January 10th, 2005, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,462
Posted By yvonnem
Well, the weekend went okay. I was giving Sarge...

Well, the weekend went okay. I was giving Sarge his pills embedded in honey but he got wise to that real quick and now refuses to touch anything with honey. Tried him with peanut butter and he...
Forum: Rescue (Adopt) a dog - listings January 7th, 2005, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,462
Posted By yvonnem
I emailed Lynda Tuesday evening and I will call...

I emailed Lynda Tuesday evening and I will call her tonight since I haven't gotten a reply. I know she is swamped with stuff that is going on with other rescued mastiffs who are in a lot worse shape...
Forum: Rescue (Adopt) a dog - listings January 7th, 2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,462
Posted By yvonnem
Lynda who is the rescue co-ordinator for Canadian...

Lynda who is the rescue co-ordinator for Canadian Mastiff Club contacted me and asked me if I could get him out of animal control and into a foster situation. So I did.

He has been at the house...
Forum: Rescue (Adopt) a dog - listings January 5th, 2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,462
Posted By yvonnem
Okay I rescued a mastiff, now what?

I now have the pleasure of hosting "Sarge" a brindled mastiff of about 5 years who I took from Animal Control in Toronto.

He's a lovey but he needs a lot of TLC. Great manners so far......
Forum: Off topic forum January 5th, 2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By yvonnem
I'll be there. Coming from Hamilton, so I can...

I'll be there. Coming from Hamilton, so I can cruise around and get anyone who's close by -- just email me yvonnem@canada.com
Forum: Off topic forum December 30th, 2004, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By yvonnem
do something happy - get a head start on 2005

The world is full of Really Awful Things that happen to innocent people and pets. Sometimes we focus on the nasty stuff and we ignore the good stuff. And sometimes we have an opportunity to do...
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