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  2. terrym

    Remedies for Torn CCL in Older Shorthair?

    My Britt blew his left side and we did the TPLO. The vet warned us that active dogs have about a 70% chance of blowing the other side. He wasn’t wrong. My dog now has a partial tear on the other side. In day to day life in the home or leashed walks you wouldn’t know he’s injured. I take for short 30-45 minute hunts by himself 3-4 times a season. If he pushes too hard he will stiffen up that evening but is good after a nights rest. I have him on a supplement which may or may not actually do anything but his quality of life is almost normal except the ability to hunt hard. He seems to have made peace with it as he has shortened up his cast. At your dog’s age I would just retire him from hunting and let him be until the arthritis is a problem. Ultimately I would follow my vet’s advice, which is what we do.
  3. 406dn

    Mariano Rivera

    Yes he had one pitch, but that was the only pitch he ever needed. Over the course of time he was one of principal reasons I turned into a Yankee fan of sorts. It took some time for me to have absolute respect for his immense talent. Closers who can close no matter how big the stage are not very common. His post season performances have set a very high standard for any other closer to match. Others deserved to be named on every ballot,,,Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ruth etc come to mind. It says more about the writers than the players. More than one sports writer is pretty green with envy concerning the players they cover.
  4. Big Pine

    2019 UJ Fly Swap

    Count me in either way. Maybe we could do a “meat” year—streamers, leeches, crayfish and other stuff that will cross over between big trout, warm water critters, and even saltwater? Just an idea, but it might be fun.
  5. Big Pine

    Vive La France

    Nice looking pup! Where is she out of?
  6. Irishwhistler

    WHISTLER

    WHISTLER A drake Common Goldeneye, aka "WHISTLER" captured on open inland riverine waters this afternoon. Ye might say I'm a wee bit partial to these birds.Cheers,Irishwhistler 🍀🇮🇪🇺🇸
  7. Big Pine

    Dream bird hunt bucket list

    I’m a Nordic skier, so hunting them up north during the winter is part of the appeal, even if it means trading my shotgun for a small caliber rifle and suffering a little bit in the climate. And I’d try to do it with a Finnish spitz, too. I gather that some people call those dogs “bark pointers.” Just over 30 days now until the American Birkebeiner.
  8. browndrake

    2019 UJ Fly Swap

    Well, let's start this off right this year and actually get it rolling in January. I really don't plan on any unexpected moved this year, so should be good to host without interruptions, unless somebody else is wanting to step into that role. Suggestions for theme for the swap? Or just tie whatever? Aaron
  9. There is a reason the BLM is sarcastically called the Bureau of Livestock and Mining. Not a grazing issue but it illustrates a point. One of our Senators got a Forest Service employee reassigned when the guy had the temerity to assert the public's right to a portion of forest service land where the access was by a road that crossed a rancher's land. The employee and other's for that matter are of the opinion that the road was public. The rancher thought differently and he knew the right people. I've kinda lost track how it ultimately shook out, but ranchers have way more sway in the west than their numbers would suggest.
  10. GB Jack

    Bird Dog Vanished From My Home

    i want to puke, special place in hell for someone who steals someones dog.
  11. GB Jack

    Vive La France

    she's a cute little thing
  12. chiendog

    Vive La France

    Nice pup! And you are actually following a sort of French way by "not really planning on doing too much formal work with her until after our semi-wild season is over in a month". Most French hunters don't really do much in terms of formal training until the dogs are older...if that. So they tend to breed dogs with a ton of natural ability and just let the birds 'train' them. As for being able to leave the pup alone, that may also be a reflection of the French way of selecting dogs. Every one I've known and owned has been that way. No chewed shoes, no separation anxiety, no freaking out in the back of the truck when we approach our hunting grounds. If they are not in the field hunting like their a** is on fire, they are chilling on the couch.
  13. was just digging through an old computer and found this pic from i believe 2002? i still think the bronze ruff and matching tail is the most beautiful color group there is. I've managed to shoot three in my life. For whatever reason , in the areas I've hunted over the years they have been pretty rare. i asked a biologist once about it , he seemed to say that color ruff was a pretty rare bird, he gave me some number out of 100, but can't remember exactly what it was. Do you guys have the same experience?
  14. 123

    Dodge Ram Trucks?

    I had a 2013 1500 BH with the 6 cylinder motor, it was the first Dodge I had owned. Absolutely loved the truck, my favorite to drive, the fuel economy was outstanding and great in the snow and ice. Unfortunately I had too much $$ into repairs including a new radiator under 100k miles that the dodge dealer told me was "normal wear and tear". The truck also rusted out badly at 4 years old and 130,000 miles so I traded it in and went back to Ford. I do miss driving it however.
  15. Dogwood

    Remedies for Torn CCL in Older Shorthair?

    Ok then assuming it's a acl tear here's my advice. 1) It is at this stage a FUNCTIONAL injury and not an acutely painful one. He won't bear wt on it because his brain knows it physically cannot support it not because it hurts. The surgical goal is to improve function, not relieve pain. 2) Assessing the joint condition of the entire leg radiographically is crucial to assess whether he is a good surgical candidate or not. If his hips are arthritic and or his knees then surgery is less beneficial. 3) Anesthetic risk is not a direct function of age but other health issues (cardiac, organ function, other illnesses etc). Old dogs that are healthy handle anesthesia just fine. 4) Surgery will not make the knee good as new or even close, especially in a geriatric dog whose ability to heal and build muscle strength is not great. 5) At his age, and taking cost/reward into concern I'd only consider an MRIT/fishing line technique IF he were a good candidate as mentioned. It will provide good support with minimal risk and cost. 6) If you did absolutely nothing he will start to bear decent wt on the injured leg is 5-6 months, but that's a long time when your already 12 or 13.
  16. GB Jack

    This site is WAY to bad for my wallet...

    I’d trade almost all my guns, for fresher legs , natural joints , and more experiences , period . I’ve had some great ones in my 20’s and 30’s my Fortys have been bad for experience in Comparison. I have 7 more years to change that , I plan on it!!
  17. GB Jack

    Need a good Keto Pheasant Recipe

    It’s hell on your kidneys . My good friend just moved rom stage two - stage 3 kidney disease after losing 27 lbs . His doctor believes it’s specifically from Keto as does his nephrologist. He said they are seeing this more and more with all the low card super high protein diets , will be interesting to see how it all shakes out. I’d like any doctors to weigh in on this if they read it , as I’ve been doing keto , but have my kidney fu croon tested because of my high nsaid Intake
  18. martyg

    SNOW DUNES

    That ain't snow mate. This is snow. 😁
  19. casts_by_fly

    Rare or Obscure Breeds

    Thought so. That’s where Mara is from.
  20. WhatsDaPoint

    Dodge Ram Trucks?

    2016 2500 Cummins. 107k. Has been a great vehicle. Upgraded clutch to a south bend at 105k. Change my own oil and filters. Also do the Krown service annually. Replaced a water pump under a recall. That’s been the only issue.
  21. Allen McCallie

    Remedies for Torn CCL in Older Shorthair?

    C.J.L. I just remembered your earlier post; your young Beanie was scheduled for surgery just two days ago. Did you proceed, and if so, can you give us a report? Thanks.
  22. Speaks

    Remedies for Torn CCL in Older Shorthair?

    It was not me in that thread I think but we did the same thing with a boxer who tore hers at around 3 years old. We did not limit activity as much as described above but outside time was leash only for a few months and we did much more crate time than usual. She also did a reasonable job of self limiting. She ultimately tore the 2nd one the next year (that one was only ever a partial we beleive) and handled it the same way. Most of her life post this she was 90% function and could run around just like the other dogs. Ultimately 8 years later or so she developed terrible arthritis but she had many good years in between. With an older dog I would strongly consider this option. I am not up to speed on modern surgery and recovery info though so will let others weigh in.
  23. Kansas Bound

    Mariano Rivera

    A failed starter turned relief pitcher that had only one pitch. I understand he is a hall of fame worthy but the first person to be unanimous is a slap in the face to all before him. My honest opinion. Seems to be more to the story.
  24. chiendog

    Rare or Obscure Breeds

    Cema is out of Michal Urban's Z Milhostovských polí Kennel in Slovakia
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  26. mccuha

    Old man Tom Brady. GOAT 🐐!

    I agree. He’s done well and had a HF career. I’m not down playing how well he’s been just doesn’t hurt to have a great supporting cast.
  27. casts_by_fly

    Rare or Obscure Breeds

    I’ll need to check my papers but Cema looks almost identical to my Mara. Mara’s coat is thinner on the sides but the face, head, and conformation look identical. Can you share what kennel cema was from? Mara is also pretty chill. This is at the pub after last Saturday shooting. rick
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