December 1998 Newsletter - Volume 2. Issue 16
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by Guy Walton
Lets set the record
straight, I am not sick! All my vital signs are good. My blood
pressure (110/68), cholesterol (127), heart, liver, kidneys, and
other vitals are at the very least good. Well then you ask,
Whats your problem? Well, I had a severe accidental fall
resulting in damage to my forehead, elbows, and knees and we know
now that I broke my nose. Several weeks later, I suffered an
injury to my right ankle. My body was harboring infection from my
fall and it settled in my ankle. On top of this, several weeks
later, I had a corn on my left foot ulcerate and it, too, became
infected. The ankle injury resulted in surgery and the removal of
a segment of my Achilles tendon.
After my hospital release, on an outpatient
basis, I opted to have cataract surgery on my right eye, which affected my driving.
Recovering from the eye surgery, we discovered that the infection in my foot was not
totally eliminated and I am now undergoing more treatment involving approximately four to
six weeks of daily outpatient IV antibiotics to make sure we wipe out the bacteria this
time. While I really miss going to the shows, it is permitting me to catch up on a lot of
projected office work. My goal right now is to completely eliminate all of these injury
problems so that I can be at 100% for the Florida January shows and Westminster in
That said, lets get on
with this article. In the last article, I said I would report on our shows
in August and September. Due to my injury problems, I refrained from
attending those shows. My very competent staff did a wonderful job in my
absence and reported that the shows went quite well.
My last article was a potpourri type and I
am going to continue with these thoughts.
We have many judges (present and deceased)
with unusual occupations. Some will be listed here and I solicit your input.
Bob Waters (deceased) -
Canadian Royal Mounted Police
Joseph Heine - mortician
Dr. Richard Greathouse - renowned coroner
Merrill Cohen - Tropical fish food business
Emil Klinckhardt (deceased) - popcorn baron
Frank Foster Davis (deceased) - silent movie star
Isadore Schoenberg (deceased) - silent movie star and professional cattle
Lina Basquette (deceased) - silent movie star and Ziegfield girl Vincent
Perry (deceased) - did some acting - cameo type T.V. parts including playing a judge on
the Perry Mason Show, and, we believe, the I Love Lucy show (he, incidentally, was very
Bob & Ellen Fetter - farmers Esme Treen - past editor of Mademoiselle
While I have more, I will stop here and
solicit your input to my attention at e-mail address Gwalton@webtv.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org or send through the mail to: 32351
Edward Ave, Madison Heights, MI 48071.
Now Im going to go far
astray. In my mentioning Lina Basquette above, it reminded me that Linas
baby sister was Marge Champion who with her husband, Gower, were wonderful
dancers, including tap in movies, stage and television. When I grew up there
were many musicals with great dancers. Lets see if any of you remember
- very athletic and powerful dancer (his contemporary today would be Gregory
Hines who is even more powerful.) Gene graduated from my high school in
Fred Kelly - Genes brother
Fred Astaire - Mr. Smoothy made everything look effortless
be it tap or ballroom. In my mind, Gregory Hines brother, Maurice, has
that same smooth tap dancing style.
Ginger Rogers - an Astaire partner
Vera Ellen - another Astaire partner
Ann Miller - the best woman pure tap dancer
Ray Bolger - poor mans Fred Astaire
Ziegfield Girls Follies
June Taylor Dancers
George Raft - Tango master
Jimmy Cagney - Im a Yankee Doodle Dandy (George
M. Cohen movie)
Buddy Ebsen - (Jed Clampett of The Beverly Hillbillies
Nipsy Russell - besides tap and comedy was the best
Mashed Potatoes fad dancer
The Stepp Brothers
The Will Maston Trio - consisting of Will, his nephew, Sammy
Davis, Jr., and his father, Sammy Davis, Sr.
Bo Jangles - one of the best of his time
Jose Greco - the best Spanish heel and toe dancer
Dinah Shore - unknown to most people was a very good
Mary Tyler Moore
Van Johnson - (danced with Gene Kelly on stage & theme
Who have I missed? Please e-mail or write
to me at the addresses listed earlier in this article.
That over, I would like to
talk about Jack Russell Terriers. During my hospital internment, I watched a
lot of television and Im amazed at how many Jack Russells appear in ads
and sitcoms. My favorite is the rough Jack Russell on the old and new
Frasier television series. I have two employees (Tonya Jordan - Supt.
and her husband, Jerry - Setup Foreman, and Michelle Keith - Asst. Supt.)
who own them. Here are a few more people who own them: Paula Bradley (judge)
- has the short legged smooth type. Patti Lapinski (judge) - noted breeder
of them Pattis daughter, Jane Myers and her husband, Greg (handlers) -
have a rough Frank Murphy (handler) - owns a rough Jack Russell Terrier
Jerry and Nancy Newton (handlers) - have a Jack Russell Terrier
The first Jack Russell Terrier I believe I
saw live was owned by Dr. Sid Remmele at his home in Kentucky. Sid kept his Jack Russells
outdoors in his fenced pasture. I personally like the rough type, which is interesting
because I like Smooth Fox Terriers better than Wire Fox Terriers. I need input again on
other judges and handlers who own Jack Russells.
Well, Id better stop
folks. More trivia in my next article.
25th, 1999 Park Shore Kennel Club
26th, 1999 Blackhawk Kennel Club
27th, 1999 International Kennel Club
show is Dedicated to the AKC Canine Health Foundation
With A full day of SPECIAL attractions And a Super Special Dinner Dance.
28th, 1999 International Kennel Club
close Noon, February 10, 1999
The premium List is mailed. Its also available on the net.
are accepting entries on the net right now!
Chicago! Chicago! Chicago!
Your Kind of Town And Home
of the greatest Dog Event of the Twentieth Century
As the 20th millenium winds down and the
21st millenium begins to be a reality in our lives, it is possible that the greatest dog
event of our time is about to take place at McCormick Place in Chicago. 450,000 square
feet of their great new hall will house a four-day super dog event the likes of which have
never been attempted in the history of dog shows. This event has been designed wholly to
benefit the AKC Canine Health Foundation in the promotion of the work they are performing
for dogs and for mankind.
The International Kennel Club of Chicago
under the guidance of Mr. Louis Auslander, former board chairman of the AKC, has dedicated
the entire weekend of February 25th through 28th, 1999, to the cause of the AKC Canine
Health Foundation. The Kennel Clubs of Blackhawk and Park Shore have joined this great
cause and added their participation with their shows on Thursday and Friday. They will be
at the same location on the two days preceding the Canine Health Foundation show.
You cant miss the fabulous
dinner dance on Saturday, February 27th, 1999 also dedicated to the
promotion of the Canine Health Foundation. As a great weekend finale the
International Kennel Club will hold their regular show on Sunday the 28th.
Four top shows in four days plus educational seminars and a super dinner
ball with a surprise guest speaker. You gotta be here in CHICAGO!
If you miss this event you will have missed
the most elaborately planned dog event of this century. All of the stops have been pulled
to make these four days the most exciting of our time in the sport. You will get more bang
for your buck here than at any other dog show in history. First and foremost you will be
supporting the AKC Canine Health Foundation in its fight through research against genetic
disorders and health problems in all canine breeds.
Ten Dollars for each and
every dog entered in the regular classes at the Saturday show not including
puppy classes will be donated to the Foundation. The International Kennel
Club and The Ralston Purina Company will share equally in this generous gift
to all dogdom. You, however, will receive credit for a donation to the
Canine Health Foundation by virtue of the fact that your name will appear in
the show catalog and it will be so noted in the catalog. You will also
receive a receipt from the Canine Health Foundation thanking you for the
donation as well. If we have 2000 entries thats $20,000.00; 3000 entries
$30,000.00; 4000 entries $40,000 etc. The Foundation anxiously hopes the
members of our huge dog family will make their dream of at least 5000
entries come true. Even if you are unable to attend in person send in an
entry anyway and it will be noted in the catalog that you are a supporter of
the AKC Canine Health Foundation and you will receive the receipt and the
representation in the catalog.
In addition to the above
gifts a glamorous dress up Ball and Dinner will be held in the McCormick
Place Ballroom with its fabulous view of the Chicago lakefront. Dancing
on the water under the stars. Dogs that win BOB will receive one free
ticket to the Dinner & Ball, a $65.00 value, courtesy of The
International Kennel Club and Ralston Purina. Reservations must be made in
advance as we expect many more than 500 people to attend this gala. We have
room for 1500 seated you would like to bring a few friends. This very much
alive name band The Royal Strings will provide the music for dinner
& dancing. This first rate organization has entertained royalty all over
the world as well as Presidents Nixion, Ford, Carter and Regan. Evening
dress is encouraged but you are welcome as well in informal attire. The net
proceeds of this event, thousands we hope, will also be donated to the
We havent even mentioned
the support of the Parent Clubs, the 23 Specialty Clubs and 27 Supported
Specialties. We must mention the Puppy Extravaganza and the Veterans
Spectacular shows within the shows each with their own groups and bests in
show. You must witness the novel judging procedure in the selection of the
Best Puppy in Show, all part of a dinner surprise. Neither have we mentioned
the many breed seminars and scientific meetings that will be free to all
entrants. If you miss this event you will have to listen to a second hand
account as your friends tell you how much you missed. Dont let that
happen to you.
The Foundation earnestly needs your help,
as individuals, to make this event a supreme success for the advancement of research into
the health of our very dearest and most dependable friends, OUR DOGS. You the EXHIBITORS,
can make it all happen.
We will have much more
specific information for you very soon. The premium list of 100 pages will
soon be on its way. If you dont receive one, check INFODOG ON THE NET
ITS OUT THERE, ALL OF IT, THE WHOLE THING.
The History of InfoDog
by Bob Christiansen
InfoDog was originally started in January,
1995 as a dial-up bulletin board system where users dialed a modem here in Greensboro and
connected directly to a server at MB-F. Users were able to get judging panels, make
entries, access judging programs, and receive show results. Later in 1995 we began
programming to support this same information via the internet. In April, 1996, we
activated the infodog.com home page and phased in a full show information and entry
InfoDog started with a few
hundred users and has now grown to over 32,000. We average over 3700
individual users each day on the web site generating over 25,000 page views
and 97,000 hits. We receive as many as 800 e-mails daily and over 3000
online entries each week. InfoDog has grown from a single 56K internet
connection to a full T1 with 1,536K. The main InfoDog server has been
recently upgraded to a 400 MHZ dual Pentium II Xeon processor with 256
megabytes of memory and 18 gigabytes of disk storage which is mirrored using
level 5 raid technology. Raid technology uses multiple disk drives to
redundantly store data which provides constant backup as well as enhanced
performance during disk access. This server also has redundant power
supplies as well as redundant fans to provide backup in the event of a
failure in either of these requirements. All of these components are hot
swapable which means they can fail and be replaced without the system
ever going down.
InfoDog has seen numerous
enhancements during the past two years.
Email addresses are captured along with entries and an email
confirmation is generated once
each entry has been processed.
Judging panels for all AKC confirmation and obedience shows and the
ability to search by breed,
judge, or show.
Judges Directory with resumes and photographs.
Access to a judges past MB-F judging assignments.
Entries for all AKC confirmation and obedience shows.
Show results with an enhanced menu for easy access to Group and Best in
Show winners as
well as breed winners.
Individual dog records for all MB-F shows a dog has entered.
Live show results from Westminster along with archived and live photos
of the dogs and winners. Streamed live video of the closing of entries
MB-F video is available for viewing on the site.
Judge availability system for clubs to check judges within 30 days and
200 miles for an event.
Online premium list submission.
Access to the MB-F Newsletter.
Discussion forum (currently under revision).
Ask the Vet discussion forum (currently under revision).
Free canine rescue organization listings.
Free Match announcements.
What could the future
possibly hold? I can only laugh when I think of a bill in Congress during
the late 1800s that, proposed to close the patent office because
everthing that could ever be invented - electricity, telegraph, telephone,
etc. had already been invented. Have we exhausted the possible inventions
for InfoDog? Stay tuned for more! This is only the beginning.
Collected Using Webtrends Software
02/12/98 - 11/01/98
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1998 Pet Expo
By Peggy Wampold President, South Windsor
The 1998 Showcase of the American Kennel
Club recognized or soon-to-be recognized breeds was held at the Pet Expo produced by
Osborne/Jenks Production Co. The Pet Expo also had a Cat Show, a Birds Prey Show, a
Reptile Show, etc.
South Windsor Kennel Club originally
participated in the Pet Expo because there were pet stores selling puppies. We decided
that the best way to combat this was to try to educate the pet buying public that they
wanted to buy pure bred puppies from reputable breeders. Originally Farmington Valley
Kennel Club and South Windsor Kennel Club maintained two separate booths and members
brought in their dogs for the public to pet. After two years, we combined our efforts and
have one area in which we showcase all of the breeds. We had a Group come in for a couple
of hours and leave so that the next Group could come. This year the Pet Expo moved into
the new Connecticut Expo facility and we had enough room to do four Groups all day on
Saturday and three Groups all day on Sunday. This worked out really great and we will do
it this way next year.
In the past, the Expo was held at the
Hartford Civic Center which was difficult to get in and out of. Because of this and the
fact that the people and their dogs were only going to be showcased for a couple of hours,
we would borrow 80 grooming tables so that the people only had to walk in with their dogs.
Getting the tables was far more difficult than getting the dogs. This year I begged and
borrowed over 100 tables because we were going to have the people and their dogs stay all
In September I started
calling around getting the dogs and in October I began calling for tables.
The weekend before the Pet Expo my husband and I drove all over New England
collecting tables. Joe Rivers and his wife Donna, members of South Windsor
Kennel Club, drove up to Attleboro, MA to get tables from the Canine
Training Center. Bob Merkel from the Springfield Kennel Club
brought me all of Springfields tables.
The Friday night of Expo Weekend
Dennis Vendrillo and Rick Garner arrived at my house with their trucks and
we loaded up the club members personal tables, the South Windsor tables,
and all the other tables we borrowed, and went to the Connecticut Expo
building. Ginny Atkinson from the Farmington Valley Kennel Club met us there
with Farmingtons tables. Donna and Joe Rivers met us with the tables they
had gathered and the Ralston Purina towels that we put on all of the
After setting up the area we decorated the club tables and put out
American Kennel Club literature and dog supply catalogues. The latter had been sent to me
by donors of auction items for the raffle/auction we were holding for the AKC Canine
Health Foundation in the next two weeks.
Bright and early Saturday
morning professional handlers Terry Jo and Jim Terrell arrived with 14
tables, theirs and professional handlers Peggy and Phil Nelsons tables.
Terry Jo and Jim gave up a day of handling fees to bring Bostons and
Affenpinschers and to handle Betty Trainors Portuguese Water Dog in the
presentation. They also helped getting the dogs into the presentation in
order. We had many judges, several professional handlers and the authors of
several books on the dog breeds there to tell the public about the breeds.
The Pet Expo opened its doors at 11 A M and
the dogs and their owners were at their tables ready to greet the general public. We did
the Toy, Non-Sporting, Working, and Hound Groups on Saturday. The bigger dogs did not want
to be on grooming tables so we had ex-pens for them. We also did a presentation of the
Groups. Our announcer, Richard Burt came into the dog world backwards. He came to watch me
show my Irish Setter and had such a good time that he came again and again. Then he
started stewarding and now he will go anywhere to steward. Then he was the announcer at
the Pet Expo for the Showcase of Breeds. He liked the club members so he decided to join
South Windsor Kennel Club. He is now our Treasurer. Then Richard got a dog.
The Hartford Courant sent a photographer
who took some neat pictures of Jack Clarkson and his Irish Wolfhound, Gerlinda Hockla and
her Newfoundland and Ruth Terry and her Chihuahua.
On Sunday a reporter from the Hartford
Courant came and interviewed Linda Vendrillo as to what constitutes a reputable breeder.
He also interviewed Edeltraud Laurin on judging and what judges are looking for when they
are adjudicating at a dog show. The Friday before our four-day Thanksgiving Cluster there
was a color picture and a very nice article in the Hartford Courant.
On Sunday we did the Sporting, Terrier and
Herding Groups. The people who bring dogs are not coming to sell dogs but to talk to the
pet buying public and tell them about their breeds. The same people come year after year,
some people with more than one breed like Gerlinda Hockla and Chris Veronovitch come both
days, so I guess they enjoy themselves. Pat Courtney lives in Boston and brings her
Australian Terriers. This year her car broke down so she took a bus from Boston to
Hartford and then a taxi to the Expo Center. Now that is dedication! This
year we had a little trouble getting some of the breeds because the Alaskan
Malamute National was the same weekend in a neighboring state. Trap Falls
and Naugatuck Valley Kennel Clubs changed their dates to the same weekend as
the Expos. This created a little problem for me but I just had to make
more phone calls. MB-F was wonderful. I faxed Dorie Crowe a request to put
several breeds on early so that they could get to the Expo. This was able to
be accomplished and they made it to the Expo.
Why do we go to so much
trouble and work so hard to do this activity? South Windsor Kennel Club is
dedicated to the education of the pet buying public. We believe that if we
can educate the public, there will not be so many unwanted dogs in the
pound. There is not one breed that is perfect for every familys
lifestyle, but there is a breed that will fit into the lifestyle of every
family. It is a matter of educating the public about our different breeds.
We want to promote buying purebred dogs from reputable breeders and educate
the public on responsible dog ownership.
Every couple of years a pet store will buy space at the Expo, thinking
they are going to sell puppies. They never come back a second time because they go home
with all their puppies due to our efforts. We hand out breeder referrals; we explain the
responsibilities and cost of owning a dog We try to get knowledgeable people to bring
their dogs and we try to get good representatives of the breeds.
To get an idea of the
Showcase of Pure Bred Dogs, picture in your mind a benched dog show with
representatives of almost every breed and variety (with all the different
coat colors), and no breed competitions but Group presentations (with an
announcer that describes the breed at the time of the dogs presentation)
and no judge so every dog is a Group 1.
The Public seems to love the Showcase. My
phone rings off the hook before the Expo to find out which day which breed will be
presented This year there were almost 30,000 people at the Pet Expo. At the end of the day
very few people had voices because they were talked out.
Club members Jane Kaba, David Wampold, Joe
and Donna Rivers, Gail Vanelli, Helen Campbell and Emily Cristaldi sat at the South
Windsor Kennel Club tables handing out the AKC literature and answering questions over the
two days. To be sure that the public knew that we were a kennel club we proudly displayed
our club banner and had our purple and gold tablecloths on the tables. Lonnie and Mark
Cohen manned the Farmington Valley Kennel Club table, which was decorated with the green
and white Farmington colors. They gave out A KC literature and gave out breeder referral
At dog shows, the public
comes, but we are too busy to talk to them because we are getting ready to
go into competition. When we come out of the ring, we crate our dogs and go
and visit friends or go shopping We dont have time or dont make time
just to talk to the general public about our breeds. This is a weekend that
is totally devoted to doing nothing but talking to the public about our
breeds. It is fun and satisfying.
By Marge McClung
The sun was slowly
disappearing, and the little Schnauzer was still waiting on the bridge. He
was trying to put the puzzle together, but somehow the pieces just didnt
fit. He remembered last night when Joe and Mary were screaming at each other
and suddenly Mary slammed the door and left. It was Christmas Eve and this
had never happened in the three years Josh has been living with them. The
next morning Joe said, Sorry, Josh, but I have to leave also. He then
picked a present from under the tree and unwrapped it. Josh saw the most
beautiful coat he had ever seen. Well, Josh, you might as well wear this
now. Joe put the coat on Josh and said, Were going for a ride. But,
Joe, its Christmas Eve. Joe picked him up and said, I know little
fellow, and youre not going to like this but I just cant take you with
me. They drove to the bridge and Joe tied Joshs leash to the rail. He
put food and water by him and whispered, Josh, I love you and I know that
a wonderful person will find you. With that Joe got in the car and drove
away, never looking back.
Every car that slowed down
caught Josh running towards it. He just knew that Joe would return. It was
almost dark and Josh was about to give up, when a car stopped. It wasnt
Joes car but the man who got out surely looked like Joe. Josh ran to him
as far as his leash allowed. Well, little fellow, what are you doing out
here all alone? Josh realized it wasnt Joe and backed away. The man
came closer and patted him on the head. Lets see your tag. Your name
is Josh and you are not far from home. Come on, Ill take you to your
family. He picked up Josh and put him in the car and soon they arrived at
the address. After getting out of the car he walked up to the door and rang
the bell. A little old lady opened the door. Oh, I see you found Josh.
Is he your dog? the man asked. Heavens no, he belonged to Joe and
Mary but Mary left last night and Joe left this morning. I guess you found
yourself a dog.
OK, Josh, my name is John
and it looks as if youre going home with me. He then picked up Josh
and off they went. Josh was in shock and wondered what was going to happen
to him. He looked up and noticed a big grin on Johns face. Josh thought,
He has a nice face, so maybe everything is going to be all right. Josh
curled up on the front seat and studied John. Josh knew that this was
Christmas Eve but at the moment it did not seem that he had anything to be
thankful for. Soon the car stopped and Josh raised up and looked out. Gee,
it must be Christmas Eve; this nice little house had lights everywhere.
Come on Josh, I have a surprise for you and for someone else.
When John opened the door,
Josh saw a huge, beautiful Christmas tree; now he knew it really was
Christmas Eve. Josh wagged his tail and just stared at the tree. Suddenly a
beautiful little girl came running to John. Daddy, Daddy, youre
home. John kissed her and said, I have a present for you. Susie, this
is Josh. Susie squealed with delight, Josh, Josh are you really
mine? Josh gave her a big, sloppy kiss and thought, I know Im going to
be happy here. Daddy, his whiskers tickle.
Ten years have passed since
that night and Joshs beard is beginning to turn gray but he blessed the
day that this loving family found him. It did not take long for Josh to
realize that God had placed him in this home for a reason. Each of these ten
wonderful years Josh had been Susies companion, leading her through life.
Now that he was getting old, he worried who would take care of Susie when he
passed on. You see he had been Susies eyes all of these years because
Susie had been blind since birth.
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The article by Howard Nygood and Connie
Vanacore in your November 1998 issue on Morris and Essex was great fun to read.
Ive heard references to
that show for years -- such as the trophies being sterling! Having the
history and description of the kennel club and show made available is
something I much appreciate and wish to thank you for. I happen to have
acquired one of the scrapbooks Mrs. Dodge put together on our breed
consisting of magazine and news clippings from various dog publication form
early in the century. Mrs. Dodge seemed to have done this with many breeds.
How appropriate to now add this article to the scrapbook.
If you would have no
objection, I would to include the article in our Club newsletter, Mustard
and Pepper, in the Historians column. Both you and the authors would, of
course, be given full credit.
Gail Isner, Historian, Dandie Dinmont
Terrier Club of America, Inc.
IN REPLY: Thank you for your nice letter.
Please refer to our first page under the table of contents. You will find a paragraph
under the copyright that gives the requirements for reprinting articles that appear in the
Newsletter. This paragraph is provided as a convenience for just these occasions.
I noted with great interest in the October
MB-F Newsletter that spotlighted you, that you are interested in homeopathic
medicines/remedies. There is more and more interest in homeopathy (and other medical
specialties) each year as conventional medicine fails to meet our needs and in some
instances, I believe, cause problems.
A local chiropractor who is
also a homeopathic practitioner, Dr. Victoria Snelling, introduced me to
homeopathy in Louisville, KY some 10 years ago or so. For a while there was
a study group here in Louisville. Although we no longer have a study group,
I am a member of the National Center for Homeopathy. I have a small library
of people and veterinary homeopathic books as well as the Boericke Materia
Medica and Kents Repertory. This is a fascinating medical system and I
believe it holds much promise for people and animals. Even with just a
laymans understanding, it has already benefited me and my family of
people, dogs and cats.
A young couple in our local
Weimaraner Club recently lost a 6 month old puppy to a rare fungus disease,
pythiosis. From what we were told, this fungus is native to the gulf coast,
usually affects equine, but can affect dogs and cats. The fungus affected
the dogs stomach and intestines causing much vomiting, etc.. The dog was
treated conventionally including two exploratory surgeries. The fungus
spread rapidly and the dog was finally put to sleep. Due to your extensive
background with Zoology and ties to Florida, I was wondering if you have
ever heard of this disease? We would appreciate any information you might
have. My thoughts are that this is probably a common fungus and that the
animal would have had to be susceptible or constitutionally weak to become
affected. And of course, I will always wonder if homeopathy might have
successfully cured this condition.
Do you have a homeopathic veterinarian or
have you ever consulted with one with any of your dogs. Do you use remedies on yourself or
your dogs. I would be interested in hearing about your experiences if you have the time.
Sincerely, Mrs. Constance D. Morris
P.S. I really enjoy reading the newsletter
and appreciate the debate on the various dog show issues. Keep up the good work.
IN REPLY: Dear Constance;
Thank you for your very kind letter.
Im not acquainted with any
homeopathic veterinarian at this time. I have not owned a dog in twenty-two
years due to my hectic superintending life and the fact that it would be a
conflict of interest.
When we had our veterinarian
distributorship, I had connections with veterinarians all over the state of Florida. I
only knew one veterinarian who to some extent used homeopathic treatments. Homeopathic
treatments back then were basically deemed witchcraft by the general populace. I find
veterinarians (particularly large animal) to resort to some home remedies more so than
Im sorry that I havent
had any contact with animals suffering from phythiosis. I can not understand
two surgeries on an animal with a fungus infection. I do feel that the
animal could have been saved if he was put on wild-oil of oregano (by North
American Herb & Spice) and aloe (R Pur Aloe International 18X
concentrate). Both of these products effectively kill fungus. I
incidentally, use both products on myself for my sinus and allergy problems
and have had much success with them to the point I no longer use my
prescriptive sinus medication. I am enclosing details on oregano and will
try to find my notes on the aloe (you have to be careful that you get the
correct aloe). I would recommend that you listen to the tape of Dr. Joel
Wallach (Dead Doctors Dont Lie). Dr. Wallach was a large animal
veterinarian and went on to get his physicians license. He is dedicated
to the use of homeopathic minerals and vitamins. He also was awarded the
Nobel Prize for his research.
While in the veterinarian field, we did
manufacture a number of homeopathic type products including an insecticidal shampoo which
contained natural ingredients instead of chemicals. It killed fleas on contact with no
chemical side effects.
I am writing this on a tight time schedule
and hope that I have answered some of your questions. Please feel free to contact me
should need any more information.
Yours truly, Guy Walton, Exec. Vice
Do you have an Idea, an
Observation or an Experience
that may be of interest or help to other Clubs?
Contact us by mail:
PO Box 22107
Greensboro, NC 27420
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The Shaggy Dog Stories
NATIONAL DOG WEEK DOGGIE
I will not play tug-of-war
with Dads underwear when hes on the toilet.
The garbage collector is NOT stealing our
I do not need to suddenly
stand straight up when Im lying under the coffee table.
I will not roll my toys behind the fridge.
I must shake the rainwater out of my fur
BEFORE entering the house.
I will not eat the cats
food, before or after they eat it.
I will stop trying to find the few
remaining pieces of carpet in the house when I am about to throw up.
I will not throw up in the car.
I will scootch my bottom along the grass to
rid myself of hangers-on.
I will not roll on dead sea gulls, fish,
I will not eat other
I will not lick my humans
face after eating animal poop.
I will not roll my head
around in other animals poop.
Kitty box crunchies are
I will not eat any more socks and then
redeposit them in the backyard after processing.
The diaper pail is not a cookie jar. I will
not eat the disposable diapers, especially the dirty ones.
I will not wake Mommy up by sticking my
cold, wet nose up her bottom end.
I will not chew my humans
toothbrush and not tell them.
I will not chew crayons or pens, especially
not the red ones, or my people will think I am hemorrhaging.
When in the car, I will not
insist on having the window rolled down when its raining outside.
I will not drop soggy tennis balls in the
underwear of someone who is sitting on the toilet.
We do not have a doorbell. I will not bark
each time I hear one on TV.
I will not steal my Moms
underwear and dance all over the back yard with it.
The sofa is not a face towel.
Neither are Mom & Dads laps.
My head does not belong in the
I will not bite the
officers hand when he reaches in for Moms drivers license and car
Submitted via e-mail from Linda Draper
Humor is a good thing.
If you have a favorite doggy laff
-- particularly a true story --
please send it in and share a good laff with fellow dog enthusiasts.
c/o The Shaggy Dog
P.O. Box 22107
Greensboro, NC 27420
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