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    I know exactly how you feel. When I took Maggie...

    I know exactly how you feel. When I took Maggie to the vet for the last time, he said "Bob, this is the last best thing you can do for her". You have my heartfelt condolences.
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    Raising a non-aggressive male

    Well, Maggie passed last March 18, and I think I'm ready for another pup. I want to get a male, primarily so he won't be compared to Maggie (who was perfect!). I don't plan on neutering him, as I've...
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    The only thing worse than seeing them get old is...

    The only thing worse than seeing them get old is not having them at all; I lost Maggie March 18 and it still hurts. I'm almost able to talk about her without crying.
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    Not to hijack the thread, but I also noticed flea...

    Not to hijack the thread, but I also noticed flea resistance to fipronil. However, imiclaprod (sp?) seemed to work well for me on fleas last season. It doesn't work at all on ticks, though.
  5. I know exactly how you feel. I had to put Maggie...

    I know exactly how you feel. I had to put Maggie down last week. Like you, I didn't want to let her suffer. Like you, I cried like a baby. Still talk to her all the time, but now, fond memories are...
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    Am I too old?

    I lost my 12 yr old 'pup' Maggie to cancer yesterday. I held her in my arms as the vet injected the solution. Wasn't going to let her suffer. People say the pain gets easier, but it surely hasn't...
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    As long as you make them mind, you can't spend...

    As long as you make them mind, you can't spend ENOUGH time with your pup. My 'pup' is 12 yrs old, and I know my time with her is limited; it passes so fast. Enjoy it while you can.
  8. I think you're correct; I take my lab fishing,...

    I think you're correct; I take my lab fishing, and she drinks water obsessively when I catch a bass! It's a type of stress relief behavior. Fortunately, my bass fishing is so bad that she hasn't...
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    Making a dog's first hunt an opening day dove...

    Making a dog's first hunt an opening day dove hunt is a recipe for disaster!! Not only is it usually too hot, but the gunfire and commotion can unnerve a young pup. After many doves have fallen and...
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    How are you still alive?????

    How are you still alive?????
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    The biggest cottonmouth I've ever seen measured...

    The biggest cottonmouth I've ever seen measured 52 inches long. I'm sure it was a cottonmouth because we pulled it out of the water and saw its white mouth & fangs. Boy, do they stink!
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    This is correct. On our lake we actually have...

    This is correct. On our lake we actually have more cottonmouths than banded water snakes; although they are hard to tell apart. One thing I've noticed while fishing is that cottonmouths tend to...
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    Cesar knows it's much easier to train the dog...

    Cesar knows it's much easier to train the dog than the owner. It's amazing how ignorant some owners are about dogs & their training.
  14. I can't speak to the ducks, but Ken's right about...

    I can't speak to the ducks, but Ken's right about catching pigeons--it is fun. If you do that--two pieces of advice: 1) put a red lens/cellophane on light and 2) have ID and a good story ready for...
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    I use the 1% injectable solution & give it...

    I use the 1% injectable solution & give it monthly at a dose of 0.1 ml/10 lbs wt. I just put it on some bread & they eat it. This material & dose is a topic of wide disagreement, but it's kept my...
  16. Just because he barks doesn't mean he is poorly...

    Just because he barks doesn't mean he is poorly socialized or "doesn't like" strangers. Doesn't he like them the second they walk through the door?
    This is the way my Maggie's been doing for years!...
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    Here's another heartworm thread.....I've read...

    Here's another heartworm thread.....I've read about this problem 'til my eyeballs have popped out, and still don't have a good answer. I'm in the Midsouth---the Heartworm Capital of America---and...
  18. A bottle or two of Ken Bora's syrup makes an...

    A bottle or two of Ken Bora's syrup makes an excellent gift.
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    You beat me to it!!:D

    You beat me to it!!:D
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    Mine barks at everyone (except me) that comes to...

    Mine barks at everyone (except me) that comes to the door, even if it's open and she can see through the glass. She isn't aggressive though; after they open the door she drives them crazy seeking...
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    My 11 yr.old lab and I had a blast! About 10 yrs...

    My 11 yr.old lab and I had a blast! About 10 yrs ago I took her on her first dove hunts. Then, I didn't carry a gun but always sat beside a good shooting friend. We worked on steadiness & when she...
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    Wife once put hummingbird food in a used wine...

    Wife once put hummingbird food in a used wine bottle & left it in the 'fridge. Later on, after a few glasses of the real stuff, she picked up the 'food. Didn't taste too bad, but was a little...
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    I've got a BS degree in chemistry, but it's late...

    I've got a BS degree in chemistry, but it's late in the afternoon and I'm too tired to do the conversions. All I know is that I've given my 70 lb. lab 0.7 cc of Ivomec monthly for the last 10 years,...
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    Mine was bitten by a copperhead several years...

    Mine was bitten by a copperhead several years ago. We were going to drive her the 85 miles (we were on vacation) to our vet's office, but when we called him he advised us to give her 3 benadryl...
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    My girl is almost 11, slowing down and I realize...

    My girl is almost 11, slowing down and I realize 'that time' isn't too far off. My problem is that she's very afraid of the vet's office, and shivers & pees on the floor when she's there. I don't...
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