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Blustang24
08-20-2003, 04:57 PM
Okay you guys, I've had Kay Ann tell me, call me, and PM about this so I suppose I should finally post it! lol ;)

We would like to plan a meeting right here in Palm Harbor, FL. (just northwest of Tampa) I know it is quite far for most of you since the majority of Pet Talkers live in the Ohio area. That's usually why you all meet up there. Kay Ann and I agreed that it would be nice for as many of you to come down here since it's a change of scenery! :D

We have 1 dog beach about 5 minutes away from our houses, 1 dog park about 8 minutes away, and 1 other new dog park about 10-15 minutes away.

I was thinking about the weekend of Friday October 10th-Sunday October 12th ...give or take a few days if some people wanted to stay later or come earlier.

I figured maybe the Friday night we could meet up with whomever might be here already and go out to eat or something of the sort. Then on Saturday we could go to the closer of the two dog parks and have a big BBQ. We have a shelter right next to the dog park and I am going to arrange to put a temporary fence around the posts of the shelter so that we could have our dogs with us as we eat and not have to worry about holding their leashes or leaving them in the park area. Then on Sunday we could pack a few coolers of drinks for us and our dogs and go to the dog beach....which by the way is 10 times nicer than the people beach!!! :D :) :D

I have a couple hotels that are pet friendly. I would probably suggest you guys stay at a specific one because I know it's nicer than the others. It's also cheaper and closer to Kay Ann, myself, and the parks. :)

I would really like to see if this could work out with some of you in Florida and outside of Florida. Please feel free to PM or e-mail me about any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from all of you! ;) :) :D

COME ENJOY FLORIDA AND DOGGIES FOR A WEEKEND!!!:cool: :cool: :cool:

Kfamr
08-20-2003, 05:04 PM
Everyone needs to come!! I volunteer to give baths to any pups that need one!

Macsterr
08-20-2003, 05:08 PM
Now, to figure out how to get down there by that time. Would love to help washing the pups :)

aly
08-20-2003, 05:10 PM
We're having a meeting in New Mexico in late October so that might interfere with some peoples' schedules. I know I'd love to go to Florida but I can't make too many trips per month :(

Hopefully tons of people somewhat near Florida can go though!

Kfamr
08-20-2003, 05:15 PM
Here are a few photos of the Dog Park nearest to us, where we would have the BBQ.

The park has two different sections. One for the small dogs and one for the larger ones.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid58/p66e8751f69177b7f0337bc275e49910b/fc65918f.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid58/p869fba3a426a69aedb9c638ec9fc1d57/fc659186.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid58/p9303187a12a7335444d29c42783195a2/fc659150.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid58/pf934c1a70d96acbc5ba143c1e5c30b31/fc6591e0.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid58/pf30181b6baff39cd0c38c52e25c9d1de/fc6591b3.jpg


Here are some photos of the dog BEACH.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/p2eeea7cf0a0c77849bf0f8bd2e675ed5/fc140cb5.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/p4f22bc16a05f9eb3793c81af3a04a279/fc1409be.jpg
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid63/pc1fc06c7e269ab83c0f09693a1c36272/fc14064b.jpg

GoldenRetrLuver
08-20-2003, 05:37 PM
I wanna go. My birthday's October 6th, so maybe a late birthday present? Hmmm.....

Kfamr
08-20-2003, 05:46 PM
I'm not sure which hotels Lauren was talking about, but there's a hotel right in front of my neighborhood.

KNIGHTS INN - PET FRIENDLY! (http://www.pets-allowed-hotels.com/us/Florida/PALM_HARBOR/KNIGHTS_INN_PALM_HARBOR_FL/index.html)

dukedogsmom
08-20-2003, 06:29 PM
I am so excited! If I'm not off, I'll have to apply for some vacation days because I sure don't want to miss this! Duke will have a blast!

Fox-Gal
08-20-2003, 07:26 PM
I'm only 2 hours away from Tampa, so I'd love to come up one of those days. I don't think I could do a whole weekend, I still have pets to take care of at home. Maybe on sat for the BBQ......this way I get out of wearing a bathing suit in public. :D LOL

Also all Motel 6's allow pets, there not the best but they work in a pinch. I have found some Hotel/Motel's that are pet friendly only allow small pets. You might want to check into that. I know I got hung once with a hotel that said they where pet friendly, but when I got there they said Tuffy was to large, they only took 20lb or less dogs. So it was off to Motel 6. :rolleyes:

slleipnir
08-20-2003, 07:58 PM
I wonder how much it would cost..I would really love to go but I wouldn't want to be alone :(

Kfamr
08-20-2003, 11:01 PM
*bump*

CamCamPup33
08-20-2003, 11:09 PM
dahdahdah!! i can go to a meeting (i think) dahdahdah :D :D

Kfamr
08-21-2003, 06:43 AM
:) :D

primabella
08-21-2003, 08:52 AM
I volunteer to give baths to any pups that need one!

Awww man how can I pass that up! ;) Your so lucky to have so many dog parks and beaches and I want to meet you guys...ahhhh I wish I could go! :(

I asked my dad if next year it would be okay to get together with a few PT friends at Florida (we'll probably be going on vacation there) and he said no even if he comes along. BAH!!! :p

Blustang24
08-21-2003, 10:21 PM
well I guess this is a bust..... :( :eek: :rolleyes: :confused:

slleipnir
08-21-2003, 10:29 PM
My dad said I could go..But..I need someone to go with, and I'd need to drive as Zeke is terrified of loud noise and a plan would just be horrible for him..so I'm hoping I can find a way to get out there..I'd love to go

Blustang24
08-21-2003, 10:32 PM
cool! OKAY you Ohio PTers ....someone from Canada is most likely coming down....no excuses now!!! lol :p ;)

delidog
08-21-2003, 10:41 PM
I could go one of the days...Probably Sat.
I could only bring one maybe 2 puppers....
3 is a bit much by myself.....Deli doesn't like other females...Joey gets along with the World!!!!

Hobo is SOOOO mellow..but Loves to Play Ball!!!

Blustang24
08-21-2003, 10:44 PM
sounds good......1 day is fine, I figured I would plan 2 in case people wanted to make a weekend of it... :)

slleipnir
08-21-2003, 10:45 PM
Aww now I have to go ;) lol Its going to be extremely hard for me to find a way out though lol..someone willing to pick me up? Come on it will only be a few miles out of the way ;)

wolf_Q
08-21-2003, 10:47 PM
I'd love to go.....anyone coming my way that wants to pick me up........feel free.......;)

Tweety_Pie
08-21-2003, 10:48 PM
I wish I could go!!!!!!!!!!!!

:( To bad I live to far away:(

Aspen and Misty
08-21-2003, 10:50 PM
slleipnir and Wolf_Q me and my dad will be there with the van around say, 10 or so? Sound good?


I'm not gonna be in florida till thanksgiving don't know if anyone would be interested but I'd love ot meet up then.

Ash

slleipnir
08-21-2003, 10:53 PM
Sounds great! lmao.

tweety: Your a lot closer then me?

Blustang24
08-21-2003, 10:53 PM
well I would really like for all of you to come. if that weekend isn't the best for the majority then we could change it. It's warm here until end of november sometimes all the way up to christmas. lol we'll see....

Tweety_Pie
08-21-2003, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by slleipnir

tweety: Your a lot closer then me?

lol my dad said "it's to far away" haha..but he goes there every year(to bad he already went this year)...he's just looking for an excuse for me not to go lol...and my mom said straight out no. Oh well. Maybe next year :)

slleipnir
08-21-2003, 10:58 PM
Anyone know anything about trains? Like to they allow pets? Kay came up with that brilliant plan lmao -high fives kay with leg o doom-

Blustang24
08-21-2003, 11:01 PM
I know greyhound bus lines have $99 round trip rides....better look into pet accessibility for thos eand trains.... brb

Blustang24
08-21-2003, 11:10 PM
...waiting for an email response ....

slleipnir
08-21-2003, 11:36 PM
I'd have to go from Canada to the US and im not sure they do it. I know some car rental places allow someone 18 to drive I just cant find any. I'd MUCH rather go by train. I know I'd be able to go then. (unless it costs like a zillion dollars)

Kfamr
08-21-2003, 11:38 PM
Mom said Audrey could stay here if she did come, but it was up to dad. :p Lauren, if my dad says no, you have to help me beg him, Ok? :p

slleipnir
08-21-2003, 11:58 PM
Tell your dad I'll polish his shoes..

slleipnir
08-22-2003, 12:02 AM
See? lmao jk. I'm not a stalker..right?

Kfamr
08-22-2003, 12:28 AM
lmao...

slleipnir
08-22-2003, 12:34 AM
Aw I sowee. lmao ;) See what happens when Im tired

Kfamr
08-22-2003, 02:25 AM
*whaps Audrey with leg -o- doom*

Fox-Gal
08-22-2003, 02:26 AM
Originally posted by slleipnir
Anyone know anything about trains? Like to they allow pets?


You can take pets on a train but of course they have to be in their pet carries in a seperate car. I know that my step-mother brought her Boxer down on Am-Track after 911. She was afraid to fly around then.

Kfamr
08-22-2003, 02:22 PM
*bump*

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 06:00 PM
yo...anymore of you wanna join in on all of the fun parks and beaches?!?!?! You'll be sorry!! ;) :) :p :D :cool:

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 06:01 PM
oops it's Lauren...I forgot KayAnn's name was on here lol!

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 08:48 PM
BTW- Audrey, my parents said you could stay!!

slleipnir
08-24-2003, 09:36 PM
IF I can find a stupid way down lol. I think plane is the only affordable way but I just don't trust it with Zeker :( I wanna go so bad though..!

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 09:49 PM
Zeke will be fine!!:(

slleipnir
08-24-2003, 09:59 PM
I can't..I know it sounds silly but I won't put him on a plane unless I absolutely need to (like if I moved and thats the only way he could come) :( I'll try my hardest to find a way

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 10:02 PM
Spread your wings and fly!

slleipnir
08-24-2003, 10:04 PM
-magically grows wings and flys- *Magic ability obtained by the leg o doom*

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 10:06 PM
Hahaha. :D You can fight off any evil do-ers on your flight with the..dun...dun..dunnnnn. LEG O DOOM!

slleipnir
08-24-2003, 10:10 PM
Yes, and it can transform you know? Into..er, wings..and..um..fly....to...florida..with....uh... zeke...and...-hugs leg of doom and runs off screaming shes not insane-

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 10:14 PM
Yes, and it stores all of your things inside of it..... Heck.. for all we know we could just be living in on big LEG O DOOM!!! THE WORLD IS NOT ROUND. IT IS LEG-ISH! LEG SHAPED!! DDHDDDHDHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 10:15 PM
I shouldn't be saying these things.... people may be afraid to come see me now.

slleipnir
08-24-2003, 10:20 PM
So the leg o doom we know of is just a smaller leg resembling the world in which we live in? WOW. No wonder its 'so cool' -imagens going into space and seeing a giant leg..dies laughing-



Yeah..not like anyone else is posting..so..I'm thinking they're AFRAID!! CHICKENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNS! lol jk..I'll leave now..Kay, if you scared them, I duno what I just did..I thinkI like..scarred them for life..they'll come to the meeting and see me and just start spazing..

Blustang24
08-24-2003, 10:20 PM
I'm afraid to come back over...lol... where's cathie? where's my cd of pics?

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 10:21 PM
ahhaa..


Cathie is sleeping and your CD is right here.

slleipnir
08-24-2003, 10:21 PM
I'd be afraid too Lauren..don't worry -pats back- -glares at kay- she is an evil being, I understand..

slleipnir
08-24-2003, 10:22 PM
-stops talking-

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 10:24 PM
*Cries* I'm not THAT bad!

Afterall, Laurens been coming over my house for like what.. a few years now...

slleipnir
08-24-2003, 10:26 PM
heheheh >:] <- not talking

Blustang24
08-24-2003, 10:27 PM
yeah only like 3 years lol

Blustang24
08-24-2003, 10:28 PM
If I haven't been scared away yet then I don't know what would!!! lol

Blustang24
08-24-2003, 10:28 PM
tell cathie she needs to wake up and bring it home lol

slleipnir
08-24-2003, 10:29 PM
Originally posted by Blustang24
If I haven't been scared away yet then I don't know what would!!! lol
Me..

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 10:29 PM
I'll go throw treats on the bed and tell Nala to get them ;x

Kfamr
08-24-2003, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Blustang24
If I haven't been scared away yet then I don't know what would!!! lol

Unfortunatly. JUST KIDDING.

Blustang24
08-24-2003, 10:43 PM
yeah whatever slleipner!!! sounds good kayann well off to bed seeya goodnight all

slleipnir
08-25-2003, 01:16 PM
A friend of mine says she wants to go if her mom will let her. Only she says the only way to go is by plane :( Again, I dont want to :(

slleipnir
08-25-2003, 01:24 PM
I'm also thinking of leasing to owning a car...I hear you can get payments of 100-200 biweekly for a oldish car..I just need to look in to km restrictions..

Blustang24
08-25-2003, 02:09 PM
well if need be I can pick u up from an airport. I've had friends travel via plane with pets and they seem to do okay. but I am not going to push it on you :) and if you wanted to stay longer than the weekend feel free to stay....between kay and I we could arrange some time to show you around or whatever. :)

slleipnir
08-25-2003, 02:23 PM
lol Id love to go by plane but I dont think I can. My coworked took her animal and it ended up getting very sick and dying later from the meds the vet gave her or something..

Kfamr
08-25-2003, 02:24 PM
I'm sure my dad could pick you up from the airport if needed. He does that for most who come down here :)

slleipnir
08-25-2003, 02:32 PM
No plane -hisssssssssss- lmao We'll find a way. Is disney close to your place? My friend wants to go there for a day -sigh- I know she'll go if she can go there LOL

Kfamr
08-25-2003, 02:39 PM
Disney is like three hours away. Something like that

slleipnir
08-25-2003, 02:51 PM
Omg!! Cate says if the insurance works out like if I can get temp insurance for her car and if she can get something then we can get her car! Eee! And We'd prob leave some evening and stay at a hotel near disney (she syas they board dogs for like 15 bucks a day) so we could leave him there for a day and go to disney etc. I hope the insurance works!!

Kfamr
08-25-2003, 02:52 PM
Or you could stay here and we could go to Disney together? *crosses fingers*

Blustang24
08-25-2003, 03:17 PM
yeah disney is no longer than 3 hours from here... hopefully the car insurance works out!!! :)

CamCamPup33
08-25-2003, 05:56 PM
im jealous! DISNEY?!?! you guys are goin?!?! okay this has nothing to do with dieny but Universal has good boarding for dogs.. We just went there.. Only problem is where you park, you park right next to the boarding facility and you have to walk a good 20minutes to get to universal.. maybe a half hour.. Yeah but disney is the best!! :D :D

Cincy'sMom
08-25-2003, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by slleipnir
Omg!! Cate says if the insurance works out like if I can get temp insurance for her car and if she can get something then we can get her car! Eee! And We'd prob leave some evening and stay at a hotel near disney (she syas they board dogs for like 15 bucks a day) so we could leave him there for a day and go to disney etc. I hope the insurance works!!

We looked into the kennel's at Disney this year when we were at disney, and if I remember right, it was less then $15. I think it is $6/day or $11 to say overnight.

They only thing they ask, is that you stop back a couple times a day to walk your dog. If you board at Epcot, they will walk the dogs for $2.50/walk.

They will clean up messes inside the kennel, and ffed the dogs, but no take them out. You have your choice of an indoor kennel or outdoor. They looked niced from what we could see, but did not get to go back into the actual kennel room.

Kfamr
08-25-2003, 09:32 PM
I'd think you'd want an inside one, waaaay too hot down here to keep the pupper outside all day.

Cincy'sMom
08-25-2003, 10:06 PM
I thought that in July, but in fall it may not be so bad. The outdoor ones are covered and shaded by trees. You can hardly even see them from outside :)

Kfamr
08-25-2003, 10:27 PM
I don't REALLY start cooling down until around halloween. But yeah, it will probably be cooler than it is now.

slleipnir
08-25-2003, 11:53 PM
Hi :)

Kfamr
08-28-2003, 01:59 PM
*nudges*

Kfamr
08-28-2003, 03:03 PM
Come on people!! :D

Blustang24
08-28-2003, 09:22 PM
yo....we need more people....if you don't start volunteering I will be randomly picking...everyone!!! :rolleyes: :D :p

Cincy'sMom
08-28-2003, 09:26 PM
I really wish we could, but Octiber is when we have our Haunted House (major fund raiser for Florida trip In July). Since my dad has moved down there, we may make it sometime and we'll be sure to let you know!

slleipnir
08-28-2003, 09:51 PM
If I go, more ppl gotta go to..I'm probably one of the farthest ppl from florida..C'MON!!!!

lauren: your sig is soo cute..does honey lay like that all the time? I always wanted Jo to lay like that cause its too cute :x

Kfamr
08-28-2003, 09:58 PM
LOL.. Honey ALWAYS lays like that. She always lays in the SAME spot on our kitchen tile when she comes over too.

slleipnir
08-28-2003, 10:06 PM
Aww, I hope I get to meet them :D:D:D Just so you know though, Zeke can be annoying when he plays, hes always nipping at Jo..she doesnt like it..cause hes ALWAYS doing it..lmao I hope Nalas the same so they will be in like 'doggie heaven' or something..they'll be like those energizer batteries..keeps going..and going...

Kfamr
08-28-2003, 10:08 PM
Oh Nala is the EXACT same. She uses her height against Simba and jumps on his back, grabbing his neck, collar and bandana.

slleipnir
08-28-2003, 10:13 PM
I feel bad for poor Jo..Zeke still doesn't seem to understand he can't.I tell him to stop, and he does, then starts back up again the min she moves.Her nerves are SO bad because of him :x

Blustang24
08-28-2003, 10:42 PM
As KayAnn said, yeah Honey always lays like that! She especially loves the ceramic tile floors at KayAnn's house and my parents house. Honey doesn't mind roughhousing, she's used to it with Jessie, Cleatus and Nala. :)

Blustang24
08-28-2003, 10:42 PM
oh yeah...thanks about the sig

Blustang24
08-28-2003, 10:44 PM
Cincy'sMom...please do let us know....I would love for all of our black doggies to get together....as well as not so black ones. I know they would have a ball!!!

Blustang24
08-29-2003, 10:38 PM
:(

Blustang24
08-29-2003, 10:39 PM
I see how it is....we must smell bad KayAnn!!! *sniffs armpit* nope not me... :D ;)

Kfamr
08-29-2003, 11:20 PM
*Runs to go take a shower* :o :(

Blustang24
08-30-2003, 11:46 AM
lol :D

Blustang24
08-30-2003, 11:26 PM
bumping up!!! lol

slleipnir
08-31-2003, 02:24 PM
I don't think I can go now :( My dad told me a bunch of stuff I never thought about. Plus cate can't get her car. I thought about it a lot and I dont think its a good idea. I'm going to get a car though soon so maybe I'll make it to the next one!

Blustang24
08-31-2003, 10:04 PM
its ok I understand...it's kinda far too!!! No worries.

Kfamr
09-04-2003, 09:20 PM
~Bump~ I'm going to try and see if my friend Nicole from school would like to join us with her two pups. :)

Blustang24
09-04-2003, 11:53 PM
hmm......no more takers

Kfamr
09-17-2003, 06:20 PM
*bump*

Free baths..........?

CamCamPup33
09-17-2003, 06:25 PM
And doggie bags.. UH OH!! i gave away the suprise.. oh well kayann gets a doggie bag only.. and of course blustang's pups too... :p

Kfamr
09-23-2003, 10:36 PM
*bump*

CamCamPup33
09-24-2003, 04:31 PM
another bummpeerroony!