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Char 4 elkie
11-13-2003, 07:39 AM
Hi to all of you who love their dogs.
I want to introduce myself. My name is Char, I am retired and I am owned by 2 norwegian elkhounds. Misty Morning is 4 1/2 and her sister Magic Moment will be 2 on Dec 27. I have been in dog obedience training for over 38 years. I especially enjoy helping people start their puppies in obedience and have taught puppy classes. Since we are both retired, our elkhounds travel with us. The elkie girls are the love of our lives since our human family have married & moved out. I hope to hear from other people whose dogs are not spoiled, but are overloved like my 2 are.
11-13-2003, 07:45 AM
Hello Char, Welcome aboard. I love dogs,and birds and all animals. I have my Buddy. He's an Italian grey. He's our best friend. He came to us when I saw him out the store window. I knew he was abused when I first layed eyes on him. I asked the little girl if he was her's? She said no she was just walking him. The people that owned him were very bad people. Needless to say they gave him up for 50 dollars? Can you believe that? 50 bucks. Great for the drugs they were on. Anyway I am thankful to have him,he is the best. Nice to meet you, and hope to hear more story's about your fur baby's! Gail
Char 4 elkie
11-13-2003, 08:40 AM
HI Gail, Nice to meet you and hear about your Buddy. So glad that you were able to rescue him and now he has a forever loving home. Hope to talk to you again. Char & the elkie girls.
Love Bird B
11-13-2003, 08:55 AM
Hi Char and welcome. Some day I'll have a pooch and I'll be able to write about how much I love him. Right now we have reptiles and birds that we dote on. :p
11-13-2003, 09:10 AM
Hi Char and welcome :)
I love elkies... course, I dont think there isn't a dog I dont love. I currently have 3 dogs: German Shepherd, Rott/GSD mix and Lab mix... plus I foster for a dog rescue and currently have a foster Rott. Oh, and we also have a stray pitbull pup that decided to be our little K9 buddy while working the river transient camps. There was no one around in the camp and the little guy followed us for about a mile. He's about 12 weeks old and too little to be left behind.... guess who took him home... will I ever learn!.
I also have 3 cats, 3 parrots, 2 Iguana's, 2 bearded Dragons and fish. This is what happens when you get involved in rescue LOL.
Its so nice to meet you. I love the names of your dogs.
Char 4 elkie
11-13-2003, 09:18 AM
Hi, So nice that you have rescued so many pets. I am also involved in elkhound rescue. I have checked out one elkie that was in a local no kill shelter. I evaluated her and took pics. I went back 3 days later to check on her and was was being adopted the next week. I have only the 2 elkies and 2 cats, one 3 legged, named tripod. She hobbled over a mile to get to my house. She was born that way and the entire litter of kittens has a foot or leg missing. My vet said she knew exactly where to go to find a good home. LOL I had one of my cats live 31 happy years at my house. I think that is kind of a record. Good to hear from all of you. Lets keep in touch.
11-13-2003, 09:23 AM
OH MY... 31 years.. I think that is a record!!. I agree, Tripod knew exactly where to go. Bless you for being in rescue, I'm so happy to hear the one in the shelter was adopted!. I have a hard time going to our "high kill" shelter... I want to save them all!!!!!.
Char 4 elkie
11-16-2003, 07:38 AM
Hi again, I too have a problem with going to the shelter. I want to save them all. But I know at my age, 71 years old, that I only have so much energy and that should belong to the 2 elkie girls that I have now. Plus there is the money factor when you are retired.
Now I will tell you how I give back to others, using my elkhounds. I go to a nursing home 1 morning a month and I take either Misty or Magic. (they take turns). The residents pet & talk to the dogs. It brings so many smiles to their faces and a real sense of peace & contentment. There is unconditional love from the dog, regardless of what the person looks like. I have been doing this for over 6 years. I started with my golden retreiver, Penny & did it for over 3 years until she got cancer & went over the rainbow bridge in 3 months. It broke my heart, as she was such a special dog. I switched to norwegian elkhounds because my vet. told me they are a healthy dog with very few health problems. Now I love the breed. Hope to keep in touch
11-16-2003, 08:53 AM
I love the names of your Elkies and it is so fitting! They are very elegant and gracefull looking dogs. I have always thought I would like to have one. Right now I am momma to a timen grey..canary..mustached parakeet..a pair of cockatiels (with 2 brand new babies) and like you a 3 legged cat only hers was not by nature. Someone shot her with a pellet gun and severed all the nerves to her left hind leg. She just had her surgery a few weeks ago and she is doing great. She is 11 and I hope she has many more years with us. Our dog ....an english bird dog died of cancer about a month ago....he was 12.:( We have had a lot of highs and lows around here this past couple of months but I guess it is keeping everything in balance.
So.....welcome Char & the girls!!!!!:D