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Old February 24th, 2005, 03:18 PM
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Wink Hello, I too am new.....

I have been what I suppose you call a lurker for some time, who has finally grabbed the bull by the horns and voila, here I am.
I am from the St-Lazare, Hudson area in Quebec and am presently loved by one female Bernese Mountain dog (14 months) and 4 cats (all in the 11-12 year range) 1 abby, 1 somalie and 2 siamese (if you please). The cats are most pleased with the Bernese as they have had to deal with an australian shepard prior to this and now in their old age are finding it very pleasant not to be herded!
I have a soft spot for bernese, the very first dog I ever had was one ..... going back to the caveman era (before they were all the rage and people asked me what kind of mix this was) and since then I was loved and owned by an akita, sheltie and aussie.....and of course cats.
Each one is different and each was (is) special and they are the best medicine in the world for what ails....
That is it in a nutshell,
so hello all of you and look forward to some good discussions.
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Old February 24th, 2005, 03:21 PM
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Welcome to you and yer clan!!!!

Many wonderful folks at this site, that why you joined.....right?
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Old February 24th, 2005, 03:22 PM
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Hi and welcome, neighbour!!

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Old February 24th, 2005, 04:55 PM
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Somja , welcome to the boards. Im certain you already know you will get quite a bit of information from people here. Thanks for droping by and saying Hi! Thanks Cal....
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Old February 24th, 2005, 05:19 PM
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Welcome Sonya, glad to see a fellow BMD lover!
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Old February 24th, 2005, 05:22 PM
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Oh yes Sonja,welcome to you and your crew...if you've been lurking,you know we love pics..
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Old February 24th, 2005, 06:10 PM
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Welcome to the board and we love BMD's and would like pics of your kids
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Old February 25th, 2005, 11:40 AM
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Thanks for the welcome.....

It is always nice to find and make new friends to draw and exchange information with.
No more cats at the moment....thanks there is not enough room on the bed, but will keep your offer in mind in the coming years....who knows.

As for pictures.....ahhhh you poor souls, you know not what you wish for... they will be on their way.... what is the standard size allowed? I will adjust the format to keep within the legal limits.

And if any of you need a bmd fix, Zuckie and I are skijoring this Sunday St. Lazare at Les Forestier around 11-noon....always love to have people see me make a fool of myself...our last course...and I have bruises to prove it too!
tata for now and to everyone, have a super day!
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Old February 28th, 2005, 10:51 AM
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Welcome to this pet board. We look forward to chatting with you and yes picture posting is a MUST!!!
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Old February 28th, 2005, 03:58 PM
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Hello, I too am new.....

Hi Sonja and welcome, I am a newby myself
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Old February 28th, 2005, 05:44 PM
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Welcome to the site, it's addictive!
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Old February 28th, 2005, 06:06 PM
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Welcome Sonja! I'll be looking forward to those pictures! What is skijoring!
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Old March 1st, 2005, 08:50 AM
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Next picture installment

As promised here is another picture of Zuckie, taken in Oct. and she was about 10 months old. baby days are over but still a puppy. I still have to transfer pictures from home to the office, so I will post more....I promise.
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Old March 1st, 2005, 09:04 AM
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Sonja,he's a beauty..love his colouring,especially the white chest and his sweet,sweet face
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Welcome, and what a stunning dog you have !
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Old March 1st, 2005, 09:08 AM
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Skijoring 101

We live out in the country so we have lots of access to open fields and woods, just great for doing some hiking in the summer and in the winter when there is enough snow on the ground I cross country ski.
Skijoring is a sport done with the dog where the two of you form a team much like sleding but you are on skis and you work with the dog in going cross country. The dog does not pull you, you have to do some work as well, you either slow the dog down if need be or allow it to reach a max. speed keeping in mind the strength and ability of the dog. A good and fun work out for both. Picture is also included but it is not of me but of my instructor with her Visala in the recreational centre near where I live.

....I am not that good yet, All you would see is me with my face in the snow.... atleast the snow is white where I am and not yellow.... ;-)
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Old March 1st, 2005, 10:07 AM
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I couldn't imagine trying that... I have enough trouble just doing the xcountry skiing without adding a dog attaced to me in the mix. It does look like a blast though!
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Old March 1st, 2005, 12:03 PM
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Not as bad as all that

You do need a sense of balance, but also a dog that does not go for a good roll in the snow every 5 min. would be great...
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cute dog - good job
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