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    Several years ago Bill offered at auction a four...

    Several years ago Bill offered at auction a four day Pheasant Hunt at his place as a donation to the HRC National Meeting. Cleo bid on it and Bill made the two top bidders both winners. I and three...
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    Eric, taking into consideration your last remark,...

    Eric, taking into consideration your last remark, please don't make YOU her first water retrieve. I do understand the unsteady feet bit myself. Good luck , Bill
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    Late night snake

    About 5 nights ago, the dog I have in the isolation pen outside our house started raising Hell around 10:30. I got up in my PJ's, put on my shoes (no socks), GOT A FLASHLIGHT,and went out to...
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    We are doing our best to help OUR Pres. with the...

    We are doing our best to help OUR Pres. with the unemployment problem. The job application says nothing about reading or common since. At least our urinals have a roof over them in the event of rain....
  5. Back in 1984 Cleo and I had a 5th wheel travel...

    Back in 1984 Cleo and I had a 5th wheel travel trailer and when I saw this thread it brought tears to my eyes, bringing up old memories that I had not thought of in years. One thing led to another...
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    I have a pro run my dogs because they deserve the...

    I have a pro run my dogs because they deserve the better handling. I have just gotten too dam old (but am glad of it.) I raised the best dogs I can and want the best for them. Remember, "It's all...
  7. The actual whelping box that we have used at...

    The actual whelping box that we have used at Gator Point for years is actually a raised box, 12 inches high, mounted on a table waist high, that has a ramp on one end for the female (Cleo always...
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    Otey, The older we get the more we miss the...

    Otey, The older we get the more we miss the really good ones! The great memories they leave us with are tribute to the greatness of those that go before us. Enjoy the memories that they leave us...
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    Just got word that the dog has been reunited with...

    Just got word that the dog has been reunited with his family! Thanks for all the help. Chips work! It is all for the dogs! Bill
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    Thanks Janet for posting this. BE IT A LESSON TO...

    Thanks Janet for posting this. BE IT A LESSON TO EVERYONE WHO BUYS A DOG THAT IS ALREADY CHIPPER! REREGISTER THE DOG WITH YOUR OWN INFORMATION. When Cleo died, this was just one thing of many that I...
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    William Js' Queen of Cork was the foundation...

    William Js' Queen of Cork was the foundation bitch of Gator Point Kennels. When full grown her tail came out from her butt about 2 inches, turned South and had a double twist going down parallel to...
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    One of the main reasons is HEARING, both the...

    One of the main reasons is HEARING, both the handlers and the dogs. Yes, I know, I've just given two reasons. As a handler and as a judge I have lost a good bit of hearing and I know of a bunch of...
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    Couple arrives with two ACTIVE, out of control...

    Couple arrives with two ACTIVE, out of control kids and then get into an argument with each other and the kids about which pup they want. Gets heated and Cleo and I each pick up a pup and start to...
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    That was a beautiful tribute to a great dog. It...

    That was a beautiful tribute to a great dog. It brought tears to my eyes, thinking back over 35 years of having, loving,training and finally saying good bye to some dogs that have made me a better...
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    If you are looking for a Chocolate or...

    If you are looking for a Chocolate or occasionally a Black Lab you might contact Gator Point Kennels. They breed excellant dogs and are run by Mandy Cieslinski now. She also does good training. Bill
  16. Greg, Those "Brown Dogs" just have a way of...

    Greg, Those "Brown Dogs" just have a way of giving so much love and pride to those that have stood by their side. Beautiful tribute to a true buddy, Bill
  17. Gooser, CONGRATULATIONS! When you get BOTH your...

    Gooser, CONGRATULATIONS! When you get BOTH your dog and your dog to both understand you, you have to be doing everything right. And 5 in a row to boot! I still love the work you did for me last year....
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    We had a house Lab that developed dander, bathed...

    We had a house Lab that developed dander, bathed her as you have said, and then gave her a fish oil capsul twice a day with her meals. Cleared it up pretty well and it has not come back. Worked for...
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    Karen, Don't be such a Woose! Their toe nails are...

    Karen, Don't be such a Woose! Their toe nails are like little hooks, just hook the clippers on there and cut. If they were dragging on you I bet you wouldn't be so hesitant! Take care of those pups,...
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    Karen, I've used bag balm on my females often and...

    Karen, I've used bag balm on my females often and had no ill effects from it and I never objected to the odor. I was familiar with it from when I was Asst. Supt. of Auburn's Experiment Station in...
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    After thirty years of breeding Labs, I have had...

    After thirty years of breeding Labs, I have had some I would love to clone, but that is the reason that Cleo and I had line bred so many of our dogs. We tried to get as close to that "original" dog...
  22. Regrets

    Mike and Bride, Sorry for your loss of a true buddy. The whole retriever family grieves with you on the loss of a friend that you had such a great time with. This is a great group of people that are...
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    Our vet usually calls if he has had a parvo pup...

    Our vet usually calls if he has had a parvo pup in and we have an appointment for some of our pups. Cleo went into the office one time to get some health certificates for shipping. Local new owners...
  24. Get well, dammit!

    UB, David and I were talking the other day, remembering the fun we had at your place and all the birds you all shot. Please get well soon, I'm loosing too many "good Ones" here lately. Love to your...
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    Maybe those Kansas legislators should be in...

    Maybe those Kansas legislators should be in Washington, D.C. Paying attention to the beer or booze consumed at a dog trial is a stretch, even for a politican. What next? Bill
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