Hi from Michigan... we're trying a new forum...

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  1. AmberD

    AmberD New Member

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    Wow, I haven't joined a new forum in years. I haven't been on an all-breed forum in even more years, although the pit bull forum I have been on for the last 10 years does have a fairly diverse group. It's getting a bit slow, so I'm looking for a little more action. I am excited to see some familiar faces (names?) over here though.

    Most importantly, I'll introduce the canine members of my little family:

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    Bogart was estimated to be 5 when I got him from the dog pound (really, truly called the dog pound) 6 years ago, but I'm not sure if he seems like an 11yo dog, especially an 11yo large dog. I saw his picture on Petfinder while I was still in a dog-free apartment, but a rescue I did volunteer grooming for said they would keep him til I moved into my house, so I drove out of state in a snowstorm and brought him home. He's a great dog, although he ruined all the grand ideas I had of Akitas for all the years I obsessed over them: he's overly friendly, not the least bit dignified, reserved, or quiet. He also bays like a hound, kind of :dunno:

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    Josie was at my local animal control facility (aka dungeon) with an ulcerated eye, which was not going to be treated. Despite the pain she must have been in, I saw the joy and hope take over when a family with kids walked by, and my heart broke. I couldn't leave her there to be euthanized, so when her stray hold was up, I went and picked up her bony, swollen-faced self. She felt a lot better after her eye was removed. She's a fun, fast dog that worms her way into everyone's heart who gets to know her (though she tends to be overlooked if I am walking her with my flashier Akita). She can kind of fly, but she can't quite catch anything.
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    Manfred, aka Manny, is my foster dog while he undergoes heartworm treatment - probably through the winter for sure. He and two other pit bulls came into rescue when police found them chained and emaciated at a murder scene (did you notice I'm from the nation's most dangerous city lol). I lost my 14yo pit bull in May and have really missed having a pit bull in the house (nothing against my mix, mind you). Manny has to take it easy for the next couple months, so he's just my speed. If anything, I was looking for a senior citizen, but his activity limitations made him a good fit for now. He gets along well with Josie and the kitties, but his lack of manners prevent me from bringing Bogart into the equation, and I expect it will stay that way.
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    Me, I am a dog groomer with a BA from a big university lol. After school, I skipped the career assistance and focused all my attention on an internship at a big cat refuge in Arkansas - which paid off, was the most amazing experience of my life, and which I will never regret. I was unable to make use of my English degree, and I stumbled into a job as a groomer - 9 years ago (in a month). Right now, I am looking into dog training independently. I'd like to foster a dog in need of training and work with them to help them not only find a home but stay there.

    I tend to be a stray magnet and have a few too many cats because of it (I've managed to find homes or - once in a while - rescues for most of them; the ones I have are the rejects ;)). I also have a large flight cage with finches and canaries. They all dominate my time, but I do volunteer my time grooming for local rescues and random other projects (like responding to a 911 call about a dog hit by a car). I don't talk much, and I talk about myself even less, so I've hit a dead end. Looking forward to having yet one more source of online addiction here...
     
  2. meepitsmeagan

    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Hello fellow Michigander!

    Hope you stick around. This is a great place with a wealth of knowledge. :)

    Cute puppies. You can tell you are a seasoned forum lady... you knew the picture rule. ;)
     
  3. -bogart-

    -bogart- Member of WHODAT Nation.

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    I am in love with Bogart! lol

    Welcome.:cool::D
     
  4. AmberH

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    Good to see you over here on Chaz! Josie is still my favorite! -Zagari from PBF
     
  5. *blackrose

    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    Welcome aboard!

    Just want to say I'm going to be super confused with both an AmberH and an AmberD. LOL
     
  6. AmberD

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    I don't mind changing it if it gets confusing :)
     
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    stafinois Professional Nerd

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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    This lol

    And I don't think you can!! Once you have a name, you're stuck with it! It's a time when avatars come in handy :D
     

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