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Forum: Chat Room Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By jocoyn
I know they are out there. When my dad had lung...

I know they are out there. When my dad had lung cancer, I joined a cancer forum and it was very helpful......
Forum: Diet & Nutrition Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,981
Posted By jocoyn
Taurine Synthesis and Production...

Taurine Synthesis and Production (http://www.news-medical.net/health/Taurine-Synthesis-and-Production.aspx)


Of course it can. It is a simple amino acid. I believe virtually all the taurine...
Forum: Chat Room Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,179
Posted By jocoyn
We do have a long season for sure. I have had two...

We do have a long season for sure. I have had two crops of butternuts. ...... working on the 2nd of watermelons but not sure I will get any in time. The cantaloupes are going ganbusters though!...
Forum: Chat Room Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,179
Posted By jocoyn
Being in SC - inside is better until about...

Being in SC - inside is better until about November and we are talking 75F low humidity :(. They were ready to pick earlier than I would like. Maybe next year I will plant them later.
Forum: Chat Room Today, 08:26 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,179
Posted By jocoyn
I have a mess of butternuts and am not sure...

I have a mess of butternuts and am not sure whether to cook/freeze or just store in my home as I don't have a root cellar. I do have a walk out basement (on a hill so it is kind of but not really a...
Forum: Health Issues Today, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 778
Posted By jocoyn
I agree with the others. In recent years, you see...

I agree with the others. In recent years, you see a lot of blocky, muscular, Czech and East German dogs and people want that look but a lot of GSDs are lean like that. My own boy is lean at 70lbs...
Forum: Search & Rescue Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Sar
Views: 648
Posted By jocoyn
David, overall good suggestions. A dog properly...

David, overall good suggestions. A dog properly bred for this kind of work picks up things so much faster. Most the good folks don't have to advertise either. You go to training or seminars, get...
Forum: Chat Room Today, 05:46 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,179
Posted By jocoyn
Did not see it at that site but that looks like a...

Did not see it at that site but that looks like a great way to sample seeds -- I have bought larger quantities and find they can go a few years if stored properly

Here is the Old German - I have...
Forum: Chat Room Yesterday, 05:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 920
Posted By jocoyn
I was never the same after "The brain that...

I was never the same after "The brain that wouldn't die" need I say more?

Nightmares for days (but I hid behind the chair when the flying monkeys came out in the Wizard of Oz)

The Brain That...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,981
Posted By jocoyn
I think we need a little more politeness here;...

I think we need a little more politeness here; some folks have been a bit rude.

I am terribly skeptical of putting dogs on a vegan diet and would love to see folks doing this sharing blood panels...
Forum: Search & Rescue Yesterday, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Sar
Views: 648
Posted By jocoyn
It is good to be confident but the most...

It is good to be confident but the most confident, capable people I know tend to be very humble and understated about their abilities because everyone knows them by their actions.
Forum: Diet & Nutrition Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,981
Posted By jocoyn
lalachka. About the GMOs. We could start another...

lalachka. About the GMOs. We could start another thread. Basically many many crops (corn, soy, canola, beets, etc.) are genetically modified so that we can spray them with powerful herbicides [the...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 09-17-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,981
Posted By jocoyn
One common denominator of MANY commercial foods...

One common denominator of MANY commercial foods is CHICKEN and that particular meat causes a lot of the allergic reactions in dogs.

I avoid it like the plague just because it is almost...
Forum: Diet & Nutrition 09-17-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,981
Posted By jocoyn
Is there any basis for this opinion? That is a...

Is there any basis for this opinion? That is a new one on me.
Forum: Search & Rescue 09-16-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,922
Posted By jocoyn
We did turn down an invite for Katrina and glad...

We did turn down an invite for Katrina and glad we did. We felt ill prepared for massive floodwater search. The two dogs we know who did go were dead of cancer within the year. Actually floodwater...
Forum: Search & Rescue 09-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Sar
Views: 648
Posted By jocoyn
I think the bottom line is that nothing beats...

I think the bottom line is that nothing beats meeting up with and spending time with the people on the local SAR team. That has to "click" before you move to step 2. If not that team, maybe...
Forum: Search & Rescue 09-16-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Sar
Views: 648
Posted By jocoyn
Plenty of dogs have died in both missions and...

Plenty of dogs have died in both missions and training-either being hit by cars or impaled on rebar, bitten by snakes, and serious injuries. I personally know several dogs who died due to SAR...
Forum: Search & Rescue 09-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Sar
Views: 648
Posted By jocoyn
SAR is a very strong committment. The best thing...

SAR is a very strong committment. The best thing is to get involved with a team (and there are plenty in California) and see if it is a fit. There is strong partnership with a dog but most SAR folks...
Forum: Search & Rescue 09-13-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,922
Posted By jocoyn
It depends on what the teams do. We are local...

It depends on what the teams do. We are local wilderness and, no, we don't do ropes other than some low angle stuff and I have only known of one search that we were involved in where that would have...
Forum: Choosing A Breeder 09-13-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,595
Posted By jocoyn
If someone is posting on Next Day pets, I would...

If someone is posting on Next Day pets, I would be suspicious.
Forum: Health Issues 09-12-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 818
Posted By jocoyn
Grim had spleen enlargement and we did an...

Grim had spleen enlargement and we did an ultrasound and it was just large. The vet said not atypical for a GSD.

I would also do a tick panel / full bloodwork as tick diseases can enlarge the...
Forum: Chat Room 09-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,179
Posted By jocoyn
We actually DID Have one bore into a green...

We actually DID Have one bore into a green butternut come to think of it...But only one....
Forum: Chat Room 09-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,179
Posted By jocoyn
The butternuts more immune though I have seen...

The butternuts more immune though I have seen them get into the flowers.
Forum: Chat Room 09-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,179
Posted By jocoyn
Since they lay eggs they would need to have no...

Since they lay eggs they would need to have no access to the plant........these are nasty bugs..........I lost all my yellow squash and a bunch of cucumbers and still fight them even with plants they...
Forum: Chat Room 09-09-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,179
Posted By jocoyn
I will see if Weather.gov or the Farmers Almanac...

I will see if Weather.gov or the Farmers Almanac is right this Winter. We almost have year round gardening. Yeah the only solution I have had for the pickleworms is spinosad and even that is not...
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