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JMAHNKEN
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4/18/14 12:05 A

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Welcome Lori!


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emoticon Lori, and emoticon to the team. We love having new "dog" people on board !!

Don't get discouraged, find a plan that works for you. emoticon



If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

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4/17/14 9:59 A

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Greetings and welcome to the team.

Jump in on our monthly challenge and our daily barks. Look forward to getting to know you and you dog.

Warm Wags from Kitty, the Creepy Freak!
Central Time USA

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I'm going to succeed because I'm crazy enough to think I can!


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4/17/14 3:40 A

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I am 28 years old and I have struggled with my weight all my life. I have done Spark People, Weight Watchers, Flat Belly Diet and on and on. I don't stick to anything. Seeing the big 4-0-0 on the scale has finally (I hope) scared me enough to get motivated. Will this time be different? I can't look into the future and say YES THIS IS IT! All I can do is make myself a new promise, to try one day at a time to make small baby steps. No beating myself up for not doing the right thing every second..

I train dogs and I face a lot of discrimination because of my size. I just smile and try not to let it bother me. My weight has nothing to do with my skills. It does hamper my agility showing but that doesn't mean we still don't go out and race around the course as fast as I can. haha If anything it means I have to train harder and better because my dog gets out ahead of me and I have to still give him the ques on which equipment to hit. Though I am currently taking a break from showing of any kind due to financial issues.

Anyways that is me. :) I love new friends so feel free to add me and stop by to say hello.

*~*Lori*~*

Feel Free to Add Me.
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JMAHNKEN
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4/13/14 9:44 P

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Welcome to the team!
Janette


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Greetings and welcome to the team. Looking forward to hearing all about your pack.

Warm Wags from Kitty, the Creepy Freak!
Central Time USA

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BESCATS
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emoticon PASTUREPUFF, so glad to have you join us, and glad to have your 3 fur-babies, too !!

If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

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Hello, my name is Sharon but you can call me Pasture Puff, hehe. I have three dogs. Didn't think I'd have more than one but when my husband became bedridden and I had to go outside after dark a lot to take care of any needs down at the barn I realized I'd feel better if I had another dog who was a better guard dog so I went looking and found two, which I couldn't decide between so I got them both. It's been a challenge because all three of my dogs are female alpha types! It sure made me have to rise to the occasion of being the pack leader. I look forward to getting to know this team and making some new Spark friends!


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JMAHNKEN
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2/26/14 7:19 P

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Welcome Nona! Glad to have you join us.

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Welcome to Club Canine, Nona.

We look forward to your comments in all of our Forums, and on our Huddle Wall. Please also join us in our monthly Team Challenges, and share your comments in our Health & Happiness Forum. Please join us daily !!

The club usually sends new members a "Smiley Face", goodie, but you are not set up to receive goodies, so I sending the team welcome this way.

If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

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2/26/14 10:53 A

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Greetings and welcome to the team! Look forward to gettong to know you and your dogs!

Warm Wags from Kitty, the Creepy Freak!
Central Time USA

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Good Morning, my name is Nona. (not short for anything) It does mean the #9 in Latin and I am the 9th in my Family. I grew up on a farm in Ct. I always had dogs all around me as well as the usual cats, cows horses chickens turkeys and pigs.When I got married I married a city boy who at the time didn't realize his calling. The only pets he ever had were fish. So I was a nurse forever until I hurt my back and wound up on the disabled list. We moved to Florida 7 years ago to get away from the cold. It was great for a few years but this past year the snow and the grandkiids did a number to my will power. We sold our house and are presently getting ready for the northern move. I think it will look a lot like the beverly hillbillies but we will conquer. I have 4 wonderful dogs and a turtle. We would move mountains for any of them. I will tell you about them in another discussion. I just wanted to jump in before I got busy and say hello and tell you a little bit about me. Have a great Wednesday.

wake up every morning. Put your feet on the floor and accept that this is a new day. I will succeed, because I am awesome!!!!!


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BIGPAWSUP
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1/16/14 8:38 A

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Greetings and welcome to the team! Be as chatty as you want here - we love it.

Warm Wags from Kitty, the Creepy Freak!
Central Time USA

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I'm going to succeed because I'm crazy enough to think I can!


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JMAHNKEN
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1/16/14 4:05 A

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IAMLION, You are very welcome!


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IAMLION
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emoticon Thanks for the welcome!! emoticon

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going"
- Jim Ryun

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."
- Robert Collier


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JMAHNKEN
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BESCATS, yes, I do find the same thing. I am in a lot of groups and maybe too many myself, some because I hope to get some medical info from them, some because I just thought they would be an interesting group like I found this one to be. I kind of wonder if some of the people are just shy and are just taking their time reading our post before deciding to post some thing themselves. But I also know that several people that had their security set so that we could not see them and send them friend request had no idea that it was like that and had no idea how to change it until I told them. So for some like that I wonder if they were expecting more of the current members to welcome them and friend them, and when it wasn't happening, maybe they just gave up and moved on to another group. I know the automatically get a welcome from the team and from spark people when they join. But you would think that SP would make it clearer to them on how to change their security setting and why they would want to do it. But too they could be like me, when I first signed up I joined a whole bunch of groups that sounded interesting to me, thinking I was going to get articles from them and such. I didn't realize in the beginning that it was actual groups that I was suppose to be participating in and that it would be so hard to really participate fully in each one. I had thought about maybe leaving some of them, but then I see that they all seem to have the same thing going, lots of members in them, but really only a smaller handful constantly participating. So then I didn't feel so bad about not being able to be so active all the time in them all. And I even started joining more new ones and struggling ones thinking maybe I could lead some of their members to joining some of the more active other groups that I am in that they might be interested in too. Not sure what else to do about it. But try to get the word out to people with their security set high, and get the word out about teams that I think are really worth being in.
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BESCATS
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emoticon Connie, and welcome to the team. We love new members, and look forward to your participation. Our leader BIGPAWSUP (Kitty) is great, and always open to comments and suggestions.

If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

Laugh, and the world laughs with you !!


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JMAHNKEN
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great to meet you! Welcome. I think you will find this to be a good group to be in.



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emoticon y'all! My name is Connie and I'm in South Carolina. I've been off and on SP since 2008. I'm back and looking for teams that are chatty. I've joined some teams in the last few days that I'm interested in but I guess the people there are off the wagon at the moment. emoticon I have 2 pups and I saw this team on another members page and thought I'd pop in and say hi! I look forward to getting to know y'all. emoticon

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going"
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BESCATS
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Thanks for the information. I still would think if they joined a team, they would take a look around the team to see what's going on. So many join teams, but you never see them, and I have to wonder why they join ??? I don't belong to many teams because I know I couldn't keep up with them, and I have left teams that never do anything. I'm sure you must find the same thing.

If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

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I have noticed a lot on all my teams with the security set so high we can not send them friend request either. I have been trying to send all of those that I can a msg to let them know how to change their settings if they would like. Most are happy to receive the instructions. Only one stated that they didn't want to change the settings and only a few didn't respond at all. So I think that will help too if I keep trying to see those type of msgs out to whom ever I see has the security high.
Janette


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We seem to have gained many new members lately, but most are not taking the time to introduce themselves or their canine friends. The team likes to send out goodies to the new members, so please introduce yourselves to us !!

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Thanks Bescats!



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emoticon Janette. We are very glad to see you on the team, and welcome your input. As the name implies, we love our canine friends, and love hearing all the stories about them.

emoticon to you, Cali & DD.

If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

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Hi all, I am Janette, I started in May. I am 53, I have a 6 yr old dog, and a puppy. I belong to a lot of groups and I am a co leader of one too. Plus my boyfriend has a son that lives with us half of the time that is turning 9 shortly. So I am pretty busy. I haven't been in this group as much as I should. I will try to do better at it. Feel free to send me friend requests, the more friends the better. I started in May at 170 and now I am down to 151.5. I wish you all the best always.


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emoticon Regena, and welcome to Club Canine. I hope you enjoy the team, and join in on the challenges, and forums.

I have 2 Mini-Schnauzers, and they are my very spoiled loves. Would love to hear more about your babies.

If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

Laugh, and the world laughs with you !!


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Hi,I'm new my name is regena and I have two littel angels,one a pug ,the other a chi.God bless u all and ur littel angels.



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emoticon ILOVEREDPOPPIES !! Welcome to the team. So glad to have you and your beautiful fur babies.

I look forward to hearing all about them. emoticon

If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

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Just joined the group! My husband and I have 3 wonderful fur babies! We have a 2 yr old male chocolate lab, 5 yr old female husky and a 5 yr old female heeler. All rescue with their own issues! Can't say enough about them!!!

Tamma
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2014 Winter Challenge
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emoticon Ann (Smitty), and welcome to the team. I look forward to your participation on the threads and challenges.

If you haven't failed, you haven't lived !

Laugh, and the world laughs with you !!


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emoticon Hi everyone! I'm Ann (or Smitty--I'll answer to either one). Semi-new to SP, but so glad to be back again. Nice to be here at Club Canine, too!

~Smitty (Ann), EST

“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx


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Hi Lisa, and welcome to you are your fur babies. emoticon Please join us on the threads everyday. Look forward to hearing about your babies.

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Hi everyone! My name is Lisa and I'm happy to join the team.

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.


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Hi Lee from Michigan, and welcome to the team. emoticon

Please join us on the threads, and huddle wall, daily.

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Hi, I am from Michigan. I could not resist this team when I looked at some of your threads. I will introduce my furbaby, Maggie in the next area.


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Hi Michelle, and welcome to Club Canine. Look forward to hearing all about your "fur" family.
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Hi im Michele , I have 2 chihuahuas , a pitbull mix which is such a gentle girl with our family as well as our little pets and we also have a big butterball blue-eyed blond cat. We love all animals and especially ours!

~~~~~~~WAVE THE POUNDS AWAY~~~~~~~
I BELIEVE I CAN ACHIEVE WHAT I SAY
I'LL MOVE AND EXERCISE THROUGHOUT THE DAY
I'LL BE AWARE OF WHAT I EAT
I'LL TRACK IT RIGHT AND WILL NOT CHEAT
GIVE ME STRENGTH, THIS I PRAY
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Welcome to the team, Leslie. emoticon

It must sometimes be difficult with 3 dogs in a townhouse, but so very wonderful that you have them. It sounds like Bolt keeps you in shape. Dogs are wonderful companions, and brighten our days.

I live in Vermont, and have 2 Mini-Schnauzers, and now just one cat. We lost our other cat last week, and miss her. We live in the country, so our dogs have plenty of place to run in their own yard, but we do take them for walks too. They also are very spoiled.

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Hi my name is Leslie. I have three dogs, Oreo is a Chihuahua and she is 16 Gizmo is a Pekingese and he is 9 and Bolt is a Pit/Lab Mix and she is 1 1/2. Oreo and Giz are older and all they like to do is sleep. Bolt is my baby is got her when she was 4 weeks old, so she thinks she's a human. I talk her on long walks with me so she can get out her extra energy. We live in a Townhouse that does not have a big yard. On rainy days I stand at the top of the stairs and throw the ball down and Bolt down and gets it then runs back up. I do that until she is tired and can barely get up the stairs. I dont want her to get bored in are small space.



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Welcome to the team Vicky and Sarah. emoticon I look forward to seeing you on the forums, and hearing all about Sarah.



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Hi! My name is Vicky and my dog is a beagle/lab mix named Sarah. I was a member of "Dog Walkers Unite" on the weight watchers site with my previous dog(Bailey). She died in July from cancer at 2&1/2 years old.It brings back too many sad memories to go to the other group. I'm glad I found this one :) In December we got Sarah. She is a two year old rescue dog from an animal hoarding situation.

Some people are like a slinky, not really good for anything yet they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs. cookofdeath.com


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OH! I've always wanted to be owned by a St Bernard.

Are they hard to care for? Have special care needs? Do they require tons of walking and running? What's their temperment like, for your stand point, not the "experts".

And welcome to the team... *LOL*

PeaJay50 aka PJ, Pam or Pamela Jenewein

"Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim." - Nora Ephron

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.”
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Hi Genie, so glad you accepted my invitation. Welcome to you and Cosmo (for short).
He is a beautiful, big baby, and should be "spoiled".
I look forward to hearing more about him. Please be sure to join in on the Daily Bark question.

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Hello I am genie
Cosmo von geneva is my dog
three in june we adopted him at 7 months
He is a st bernard and whopping 100 pounds
He is spoiled, funny, large and sloppy but we love him and truly he saved my life.


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Hi, and welcome to the team. emoticon You sure do have a variety of furry friends, and am hoping to see pictures of them, in time.

I attempted to send you our Club Canine welcome goodie, but you are not accepting goodies yet. I will try again later, after you have had more time to set up your page.

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Hi, I'm new to the forum and brand new to Spark. Despite my username, I actually have SIX dogs, and have had as many as seven in the house at once. I dabble in rescue, rehoming those that I can find good homes for, and keeping those that are less adoptable.
I have three older dogs - one sheltie (Ferguson), one sheltie-mix (Murray), one hound mix (Dot)
A middle aged blind dachshund (Hildegard)
A "potcake" from the Caribbean island of Grand Turk (for info on potcakes see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potcake_dog)
And lastly, one little chichi-like mutt, Monkey.

I need to figure out how to add pictures of them...

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Oh April, I am so glad to meet someone who saved a life. God Bless you, and welcome to the team. emoticon Welcome to little Peanut too !! How can anyone abuse something so tiny and sweet ?

I'm sorry for the loss of your other fur babies. They become so much a part of our lives.

I look forward to hearing all about Peanut. emoticon

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Hi I'm April and my lil man is Peanut. Peanut is a 1 year old Chihuahua, my husband and I saved Peanut from the home where he was beaten 6 months ago and he is my son and is treated as such. He has his own chair at the table and has my heart completely. I have always been a dog lover, I raised 14 beagles and have one tattooed on my back, I had just lost 3 Saint Bernards(who where my life) after 13 1/2 years with them before I was blessed with Peanut.

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Hi Krista and Harper. I'm so glad you accepted my invitation. emoticon
We look forward to hearing all about Harper. We really love our fur babies here.

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Hi! I'm Krista and I have a mini schnauzer puppy Harper. She is my fur baby. :) I enjoy taking her for walks and playing with her in the yard. We recently moved to northern California and enjoy exploring all the new parks we find. We also like to go to the beach on the weekends. emoticon


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Welcome:-) emoticon

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Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Isaiah 40:31(NIV)
31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

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Welcome Scott and Flapjack! emoticon

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Welcome Scott and Flapjack. emoticon I look forward to your comments on the team threads, and the stories about Flatjack.

Enjoy your day.

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Hi, I'm Scott & my four legged friend is a 7 year old JRT named Flapjack. We share a home with my partner/fiance Wes in a rural village in New Mexico. Flapjack is a typical Jack Russell - energetic, smart, and quite the clown. He brings great joy to our lives, and loves to play, cuddle, and go to doggie day camp to play with all his canine pals.

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Welcome KelliBean and Riley and of course DH too.

Welcome to Mako and Kepi; condolences on your recent loss, even though a year has past the remembrance is still tender. I remember the year after loosing my beloved Scottie terrier... *sigh*


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All I can is emoticon and you are one awesome lady. Thank you so much for your love of dogs, and your caring of people.
So sorry that you lost Jozee. She sure sounds like a gift from God to everyone. We never forget our faithful friends, and we will see them again someday.
We look forward to seeing/hearing you on the threads. emoticon

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My name is Mako and I lost my doggy soul mate, Jozee a Boxer/Lab mix (we called her a Boxador), January 27th 2012. emoticon (She died two days before her 12th birthday.) She was a therapy dog in my classroom since the age of 8 weeks. The entire school loved her and still miss her. She was so loved that when she had to have her spleen removed in 2009, the school had a fundraiser and paid the entire vet bill. They also collected money for a personalized memorial garden bench in our school butterfly garden. She was my heart!

Jozee also was a reading therapy dog, where kids improved their fluency by reading to dogs, she visited people in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and special need day cares. She was that once in a lifetime dog and I know I'll never have another like her. emoticon

My son got a puppy as an early Christmas present in 2011. He is now my classroom therapy dog and although he is a sweet boy, the paw prints left by Jozee are huge! Kepi is a Miniature Labradoodle and so cute! He has his CGC and therapy dog certification. I entered him in the AKC Canine Partners program where he has his CGC and therapy dog title. I'm hoping to try tracking with him.

I volunteer and am a therapy dog trainer for a therapy dog organization. I've been a member since 2004. I really enjoy it! At one time all four of my kids were certified therapy dog handlers with our little terrier mix, Mia. It was fun, but now they are all getting older and busier with activities.

I should mention that all of our dogs are rescues from the local humane society. I used to work there in the summers doing humane education for a kids' camp.

Well, this is long enough and it gives you an idea of who we are.

~Mako~


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Hello Kellie and Riley, welcome to the team. emoticon Riley is a handsome fellow, and we will enjoy hearing all the stories about him.

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Hello all. My name is Kellie and I am owned by a 7-year-old, 70-pound yellow lab named Riley. She was part of the package deal when I married my husband six years ago.

In my first marriage we had a dachshund , small, very little shedding. Then I was on my own, no pets, for seven years. So Riley was an adjustment for me! But now she has my heart! Can't imagine life without her.

You can check out my homepage for a picture of her. I should add some more!

I look forward to getting to know you all!



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Thanks!


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Welcome! to you and Scout... *S*

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emoticon to the team to both you and Scout. Look forward to hearing all about your fur baby.

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Hello! I am new to the team, but not new to sparks!

My pooch is named Scout. I am a huge To Kill A Mockingbird fan. It's my fav book. I have child with a name from the book and I didn't have a little girl, so my furry girl is named Scout!


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emoticon JADASMOM & Jada. We are so glad to have both of you on the team, and look forward to hearing all the stories about Jada. Also, thank you for rescuing her. emoticon

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Welcome JADASMOM! I was owned by a black lab/german shepard mix, his name was Alexander the Great. Alex for short. He passed away in 2006-7 via lymph cancer, at a very young 5 years old. So I rememebr well how dear that breed is to you.

I'm now ruled by two Toy Fox Terriers. *S*

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I'm 66 yrs. old & just crazy about Labradors.
I like to play hidden object games.
I'm a diabetic.

I have a 22 month old female black Labrador named Jada. I got her when she was 8 months old through a rescue group. The family that owned her had just moved to NJ from Florida. When they got to NJ they found that they were not going to be able to keep her, so she was listed as a courtesy & that's how I found her. I actually wanted a yellow male, but that's okay. She's my first female. She's crazy but I wouldn't trade her for the world. She's my 4th Lab, so I'm pretty familiar with the breed which worked in my favor. She has a lot of energy! Because of some health issues right now (& no car) I'm unable to exercise her as much as I should, but my health is improving. I also hope to get another car & then I can take her to the dog park. I have a friend who has a female Rottweiler 2 weeks younger than Jada & they love to play together. We did that regularly until my car died on me in the fall. I should mention that I got her in January 2012. Anyway, I was able to get her in 1 class. Boy! Are obedience classes expensive these days! I do have an advantage though; I've trained before. 2 of my dogs earned their Companion Dog Titles. So I'm somewhat experienced.

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Thank you for the warm welcome Bescats. I look forward to sharing stories about our furry children. Yes, I will be posting some pictures of Tinkerbell shortly. God bless.


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Hello Lorene, welcome to the team. emoticon Look forward to hearing about your little Tinkerbell, and perhaps some photos later. I have 2 Mini-Schnazers, and 2 cats.
What would our world be without them ?

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I am Lorene, my little darling is a 1 year old Yorkie named Tinkerbell. We rescued her about 6 months ago. She has truly been a joy to have in my life. I swore after my little poodle Cricket passed away at 18, I would not get another pet. Well, you can tell how that worked out. Looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing pet stories.


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Thank you Bescats for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and sharing too.

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Welcome to the club emoticon So glad to hear about all of your babies. I checked out their photos & they are so cute, and very active, I see.
Welcome also to the world of retirement. I retired over a year ago, and love it. Now have time to get healthy.
Look forward to seeing you on the site, and hearing about your puppies.

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Welcome other newbie’s! And hello to everyone else…

I am an old-timer to Spark People, just returning from a necessary sabbatical. I missed the interaction with others as I work from home. I am retired from corporate America and don’t miss the hour long commute (one-way), and at times, in hazardous weather conditions. No more deadlines, politicking, or one-sided diplomacy. *LOL* I live on 10 acres in southwestern Michigan, so can classify myself as a Gentlewoman Farmer; nuts and fruits mostly.

My Toy Fox Terriers, Finn and Echo love running and romping and scouting the acreage without being tethered. However, they despise winter and anything close to cool – and definitely not frigid! *LOL*. Like their Mom. So no walking during the wintery season, but when spring arrives there is no stopping them from escaping through any open door.

My precious canine children kept me sane during my hideous perimenopause years; giving me strength to remain smoke free, calming when hormone depression reared high and a reason to get out of bed every day. As my last child prepares to leave the nest, they have made my transition to empty nest much easier too.

They also encourage me to workout. Echo likes to lay her neck across my mouth while I perform floor exercises. Makes it bit hard to breath sometimes. Once I finish my workout both dogs are happy to “see” me; although I pretend they are cheering my workout success.

I am also owned by two cats, Snickers (20 yo) and Leo (8 yo), and then three finches, Lumi, Fumi and Gloomy. I have been owned by a black Labrador, Alexander the Great, and a Scottish terrier, Bennigan; all who have since passed but always remembered. I still carry an internet moniker, “Scottieluvr” and have a personal web site too. In fact my computer room is decorated in Scottie Dog stuff. Finn and Echo have a web site as well.


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Hello, and welcome to the team. emoticon
Also, welcome to all of your furry friends, and so sorry to hear that you lost Nano. It is so hard to lose them, we love them so much.
Good luck in your weight loss endeavor, we are all here to help. emoticon emoticon

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I was never heavy until I was in my 40's and started on medication that made me gain weight. Even though I've been off that medicine for almost 10 years I haven't managed to lose the weight. But it is time to get into the best shape possible. Even if I don't get to "ideal" body weight, I want to have energy and be active.
I've always had pets in my life. Right now, my husband and I have 2 dogs, Grover and Lillie, and 3 cats, Rani, Freddy, and Willow. I lost my last dog, Nano, last month. He was 17 and had had a rough life before I got him, and because of health wasn't able to go for walks for the last year.
Now I have Lillie, who is a champion walker and should help me reach 15 minutes a day and more!
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Thank you for the warm welcome. I am loving this team as you are all so kind and well darn it you love and care for dogs.

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Welcome emoticon to the team Deborah, and to all of your animals. You are definitely an animal lover, and we love that.
emoticon on your loss of 70 lbs. That's just emoticon .
No doubt that you are determined to get healthy ~~ how wonderful !!!!
Look forwarding to seeing more of you, and your friends. emoticon

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My name is Deborah, aka, Ponyfarmer. Until recently, I had 2 dogs, 2 cats, 5 horses (though some were Mini's, so two of those could count as one). I am a high school teacher and I live on a 26 acre horse ranch. Puddles and I walk everyday, usually 2-3 times. My dogs have saved my life and have helped me to lose th 70+ pounds. I still have another 60-70 to go. I can't think of anything else, if you want to know more, just ask, I am a very open person.

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