Current Topics
Voters
by jgw
Yesterday at 07:12 PM
The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018
by Golem
Yesterday at 05:11 PM
The chosen one?
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 12:36 AM
The Magic of Biochar
by Greger
10/13/18 07:08 PM
Kavanaugh and the FBI
by rporter314
10/11/18 03:56 AM
The Midterms
by chunkstyle
10/11/18 02:53 AM
Roundtable for October 2018
by Jeffery J. Haas
10/10/18 06:34 PM
The Blindness of Good intentions
by jgw
10/09/18 09:26 PM
Trump’s ‘New’ Can-Mex Trade Deal Has All Kinds Of Improvements? Thanks, Obama
by jgw
10/09/18 05:35 PM
The End of the Independent Judiciary
by pdx rick
10/07/18 02:55 PM
Tiny Hawaiian Gecko Accidentally Calls 'a Bazillion' People from Hospital Phone,
by Greger
10/07/18 01:09 AM
That Bombshell Report on Trump's Taxes May Spark an Investigation by New York
by Jeffery J. Haas
10/05/18 05:03 AM
A time when politics were not all about greed
by jgw
10/04/18 07:28 PM
George Will: Abolish the death penalty
by Greger
10/03/18 12:28 AM
if the Dems take over
by Greger
10/01/18 09:55 PM
Miscellaneous humor thread
by Golem
09/30/18 08:15 PM
Answer (Fredric Brown, 1954)
by jgw
09/28/18 06:24 PM
RoundTable for September 2018
by NW Ponderer
09/28/18 11:24 AM
Code for no black people': New York bar's 'racist' dress code sparks online deba
by Greger
09/26/18 05:11 PM
Our modern Sinclair Lewis?
by pondering_it_all
09/26/18 07:10 AM
Forum Stats
6248 Members
58 Forums
16398 Topics
282296 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#308381 - 09/09/18 08:56 PM RoundTable for September 2018
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13293
Loc: Whittier, California
WELCOME TO THE ROUNDTABLE FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
Greetings from Venice, California



Sorry for the missed deadline folks, too much real life swirling around the homestead so this will be very brief and yet functional.

I can't begin to say how much I appreciate this place, and the people, and I hope that there is a way to bring back a lot of our old friends and bring in new ones.

I'm going to leave it to you wonderful people to just start the thread or carry over what's already being discussed in the August RT.
I'll leave August open for a few days before locking it.


Top
#308386 - 09/09/18 10:59 PM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 7923
Loc: North San Diego County
Time to feed the puppies again. I can see why breeders like to sell them at 8 weeks: They eat a LOT of food and they need it in 3 or 4 meals around the clock. Fortunately, they have learned not to bite and scratch your legs so much. I've got some impressive scars.

Top
#308388 - 09/10/18 12:08 AM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: pondering_it_all]
itstarted Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/27/03
Posts: 6390
Loc: Florida/Illinois
Puppies... yeah... hits a nerve 'cuz grandson, who is getting married next week has invested in a Newfoundland "puppy". His dad, who is a dog person, called me to let me know that Adam had lost his mind.

Unfamiliar as I am with dog breeds, I googled, to find out. So,here's a suggestion for a few minutes of entertainment. Google:

why not to buy a newfoundland dog
Not sure Adam's wife-to-be knows what she's getting in to. smile
_________________________
Life is Good!

Top
#308391 - 09/10/18 01:57 AM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 41039
Loc: Puget Sound, WA
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
WELCOME TO THE ROUNDTABLE FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
Greetings from Venice, California

Mid-September. smile
_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
#308394 - 09/10/18 02:54 AM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 7923
Loc: North San Diego County
I've got a 160 pound Shepard-Ridgeback cross male. Fortunately very short-haired and not a big drooler. So I know all about BIG dogs. You could throw a saddle on him and give pony rides.

These pups are from my 70 pound American Yellow Lab, the Newfie's neighbor. But this is not the big, slow, friendly English Lab. She's more high strung and as fast as the wind. She plays with the neighbor's Saluki and keeps up. Definitely a duck dog. At 6 weeks her pups jumped right in a little pool we made for them. They actually laid down in the water! I would post pictures but they look just like any other 8 week old Yellow Labs.

I hope that nephew does not live in Florida: Newfies tend to overheat easily.

Top
#308402 - 09/10/18 07:00 PM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 16229
My sister has a Newfie (her name is "Pinkie" LOL). They are WONDERFUL dogs, but LORD are they big. I've had 2 labs that, as you described, were more high-strung and smaller than other labs. They call them "trial" dogs, or "field" dogs, and they tend to be more energetic and smaller in stature - almost mid-size rather than large.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#308404 - 09/10/18 07:17 PM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 7923
Loc: North San Diego County
The American sporting version is practically a different breed from the English house pet version. I've had English labs before, but this is my first American. I looked for one purposefully when I bought her. In her litter I think we have one English throwback. He's 17 pounds when the other pups are 12, and just generally not as high strung. He lays down a lot! A good companion dog for an elderly person.

We have three females and they are all very social. When we sit in their area, they all come to sit with us and they like to be picked up. The males are all running around playing bitey games and tug-o-war. The personality difference between the sexes is amazing at only two months old.

Top
#308413 - 09/11/18 02:03 AM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: pdx rick]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13293
Loc: Whittier, California
Originally Posted By: pdx rick
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
WELCOME TO THE ROUNDTABLE FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
Greetings from Venice, California

Mid-September. smile


I am SO SORRY Rick, yes it is true I dropped the ball but I got hit over the head with a lot of "stuff" and I flaked. Apologies to all.
_________________________
"He wakes up in the morning, ****s all over Twitter, ****s all over us, ****s all over his staff, then hits golf balls."
---Congressman Peter King

Top
#308414 - 09/11/18 02:40 AM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline


Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 13293
Loc: Whittier, California
What did everyone think of Maher's appeal to bring Al Franken back out of hiding? Isn't it time to give Al a makeover and a rehab, for ... ??
For what, exactly? For posing for a humorous photo shoot?

New Rule: Bring Back Al Franken
_________________________
"He wakes up in the morning, ****s all over Twitter, ****s all over us, ****s all over his staff, then hits golf balls."
---Congressman Peter King

Top
#308463 - 09/13/18 02:56 AM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 41039
Loc: Puget Sound, WA


_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >

Who's Online
0 registered (), 49 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
TrentonP, Nosf50, erumonej, Jensen Breck, Albertapkr
6248 Registered Users
A2