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mugsy
01-13-2004, 11:43 AM
I think we should do it the first week in April because that's my spring break. It should separate the men from the boys (so to speak lol). I'm up for brats and chili to keep us warm and some sugar free hot chocolate!

Cinder & Smoke
01-13-2004, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by mugsy
I think we should do it the first week in April
because that's my spring break.

Apppppppppril!? :eek:

Dad sez he jest *hatez* havin to wear so mennie Cloth-Skinz that
he kant *move*!! :p

Smoke wuntz ta knowe iffin sumbuddie will build him a FIUR!?

Here's a Weather Planner - for the LAST Sunday in March;
and ALL the Sundays in April...

Weather Planner - Mar 28 & April 4, 11, 18 & 25 - FINDLAY, Ohio (http://www.uswx.com/us/planner/OH/OHZ017/?stage=4&days=5&m1=3&d1=28&y1=2004&m2=4&d2=4&y2=2004&m3=4&d3=11&y3=2004&m4=4&d4=18&y4=2004&m5=4&d5=25&y5=2004)

April 4 looks a *bit Nippie* with a probable HIGH of
50 degrees and a history of Light :eek: SNOW...

Dad sez the END of the Munth looks *warmer*... :rolleyes:

How bout savin up a Sickie Day fur the end of April? ;)

Cinder & Smoke
01-13-2004, 09:03 PM
Hmmmmm... :confused:

Lookz like a small krowd, Miz Molly! :(

Dad sez he'll drive us ober;
let US out ta play;
lite da kookin fiur...

den *wait* inna kar (wiffa Heater Runnin Full-Blast)...

till Mistur Mike getz da BRATz all toastie warm!

:rolleyes:

Maybee we'll get an urlee Spring! ;)

anna_66
01-13-2004, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke


April 4 looks a *bit Nippie* with a probable HIGH of
50 degrees and a history of Light :eek: SNOW...

Come on now, what are you a man or a mouse:p The second time we met it was only in the 30's:eek:

So hey I'm up for whatever sounds good to you guys:D

Cinder & Smoke
01-13-2004, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by anna_66
Come on now, what are you a man or a mouse :p

The second time we met it was only in the 30's :eek:


Dad sez ~

SQUEEK SQUEEK!

30's!!?? :eek:

THIRTY's??

You sure OUR Dad wuz there? :p

mugsy
01-13-2004, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by anna_66
Come on now, what are you a man or a mouse:p The second time we met it was only in the 30's:eek:

So hey I'm up for whatever sounds good to you guys:D

Good girl Anna!!! Leave it to the men to wimp out because it's a little bit nippy! :p ;)

What's wrong with a little long underwear and a parka? I happen to LIKE cold...better than hot....at least when it's cold I can dress up for it....when it's hot....there's only so much I can take off and stay legal...:eek: :eek: AND not SCARE people!!:eek: :p

moosmom
01-13-2004, 11:39 PM
I'll be there providing it doesn't, ahem snow . Sorry, didn't mean to use the "S" word.

Come on Phred, don't be a weenie!!!

Speaking of weenies, I'm up for brats AND chili, Mike. When's dinner???

"To Camille from your little Love Muffin"

My little carita, how I long for your touch! I can't wait to see you again and feel your swollen belly. I hope our little love child looks just like you! Till we meet again my precious bun warmer!!

All my love,

Your Love Muffin
Carl the Cone

wolf_Q
01-13-2004, 11:52 PM
Oh come on, I just went to the dog park here late at night in the snow a couple of weeks ago. :p

Hope you all have fun, whenever you do it! Wish I could go! :(

aly
01-13-2004, 11:57 PM
Its weird hearing you guys talking about April being cold! It was sunny and warm here today and I was in a t-shirt!

Cataholic
01-14-2004, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by aly
Its weird hearing you guys talking about April being cold! It was sunny and warm here today and I was in a t-shirt!


You are lucky you are far away, Aly...or else! :D


I could do April. I don't think 40 is cold...not after having struggled through January, February and March!

Cincy'sMom
01-14-2004, 03:30 PM
I think last year we did the first meeting the last Sunday of March, cause my sis was going to be home...

We have had a few cold meetings!! The second meeting, which was in 2002 was Staci, Anna, Leslie, Kim and my parents...and it snowed!!! There was ice on the picinc table!!! Come on Phred if us girls can do it!!!

Other then my BIL getting married April 24, I should be pretty open. Ralph won't be able to make it til after May...he is involved with dance and musical just about every weekend until then :)

Cinder & Smoke
01-14-2004, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by Cincy'sMom
I think last year we did the first meeting the
last Sunday of March,
cause my sis was going to be home...

... Ralph won't be able to make it til after May...
he is involved with dance and musical...


Dad ses...
Iffin he memburz rite...
Yur SIS bout froze her lil *tush* rite off! :p

Az fur Mistur Ralph not bein "valiable" till MAY ~

Yeah, he's da Smart Wun inna Fambly!

Dad sez he'll *drop US off atta Park*...
then go hang out wiff Mistur Ralph...

He figgerz the Danze & Muzikal stuff is prolly INSIDE summwhere -
where it'z WARM! :)

Wunder iffin we otta go by SmokeMutt a SnowSuit??

mugsy
01-14-2004, 09:48 PM
Can anyone snail mail us a copy of the registration form....I seem to have misplaced ours.

Cincy'sMom
01-14-2004, 10:47 PM
I'll put it in the mail tomorrow, Molly.

Anyone else need one?

RobiLee
01-15-2004, 11:17 AM
Whenever you set the date...Katie and I will be there! Can't wait!! Ahem...Uh...I have a birthday at the end of April. April 29th to be exact. The BIG 40! :eek: Maybe we could have it the weekend before or after

I can't wait to see you all again!!

Robin :)

Cinder & Smoke
01-15-2004, 12:39 PM
You can all find the Hancock County Parks ~
K-9 Field of Dreams (Bark Park) yearly application form
as a PFD file here >>>

Hancock Parks DOG PERMIT Form (.pdf file) (http://www.hancockparks.com/dogpark-app.pdf)

NOTE: It's a Two Page form - with a big blank part at the top of Page 2.
Print BOTH Pages - and be sure to SIGN the "Waiver" part
at the bottom of Page 2.
Address is in the fine print at the top of Page 1.

EDIT:
I forgot to say what ELSE you need to send along WITH the Application:

Hancock Parks ALSO wants:
1) *COPY* of the Vet Receipt showing that Dog(s) were Examined
. . AND received Yearly Vaccinations;
2) *COPY* of each Dog's RABIES CERTIFICATE
3) I also include a *COPY* of their County License receipts

Be sure to make and send *COPIES* of these documents -
nothing will be returned with the yearly pass.


And if you've never visited the Parks Dept site before...
It is VERY nicely done - take a *peek* >>>

Hancock Parks ~ What's NEW page (http://www.hancockparks.com/whats-new.htm)

Anyone have Questions??? :confused:
Post em Here or PM to "Cinder & Smoke" :D

Hope to see EBBERBuddie at the Findlay Spring *BLAST* :D

clara4457
01-15-2004, 01:33 PM
I am hoping to make it this year (depending on the date). It is a 6 hour drive for me, but it would be great to meet some of the people I have been corresponding with. :D

I will be in San Diego from April 8th - 15th on business, but if you plan it for the first weekend or later in the month, I should be able to make it.

I will bring Leo with me, he loves going on trips and meeting other dogs, but Penny would get too stressed out and be better off staying with my sister. :)

RobiLee
01-15-2004, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by clara4457
I am hoping to make it this year (depending on the date). It is a 6 hour drive for me, but it would be great to meet some of the people I have been corresponding with. :D

I will be in San Diego from April 8th - 15th on business, but if you plan it for the first weekend or later in the month, I should be able to make it.

I will bring Leo with me, he loves going on trips and meeting other dogs, but Penny would get too stressed out and be better off staying with my sister. :)

Oh, that would be so great! I would love to meet you and Leo!

Robin :)

clara4457
01-15-2004, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by RobiLee
Oh, that would be so great! I would love to meet you and Leo!

Robin :)

Thank You! It will be great meeting you guys also.

Questions:

Is there a dog friendly hotel in the area that takes large dogs?

Can I send in the permit application through the mail with copies of all the vet records?

Thanks!

Cinder & Smoke
01-15-2004, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by clara4457
I am hoping to make it this year
(depending on the date).
It is a 6 hour drive for me,:eek:
but it would be great to meet some of the people
I have been corresponding with. :D


SIX hours! :eek:

I used to think Cinder, Smokey, and I were the "Long Haulers"
at the Findlay Gathurinz...
but we're just around the corner now with a paltry 3 hour commute
to the Bark Park!

I'll offer this as "food for thought"...

Based upon the 2003 Season; the Pet Talk Gang became
Frequent Fliers to the Findlay Bark Park...
we held 4 or 5 "Gathurinz" on Sundays throughout
the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2003!

I mention this in an attempt to let you PLAN to attend
in *nice* weather - if that term can be applied to
OHIO weather. :rolleyes:

I can almost assure you that we WILL have 4 or 5 Pet Talk Gathurinz
at Findlay again THIS year.
EVERYONE - Dogs, even a KAT or two, Traffic Cones,
and especially us HUMANS -
ALL have WONDERFUL Times at these events!!! :)

That said - you might want to *think* about WHICH event(s) you will
plan to attend...
Ohio "weather" in April "MIGHT" be Sunny and 65 -
-OR- it could be rain/snow/sleet and Zero! :eek:

We *lucked out* in 2003 - I don't think we EVER had a nasty weather day!
Spring through Fall - we had beautiful days each Sunday we gathered...
PLEASE, God - can You "fix" the weather again, THIS year!?

If you and Fido are *up* to multiple 12 hour (round trip) trips -
We'll *WELCOME* you in April and throughout the year...
But if you think only one or two trips are possible;
*I* would wait for one of the SUMMER Gathurins...
Warm & Sunny is even More "phunn"!

I'll do some "searching" and post the DATES we met last year;
and we can ALL make some long-range plans for this New Year.

We'll see Y'all at the Bark Park!! :D

If you want to "search" on your own -
put [ Findlay ] into the Pet Talk search box...
and you'll find most of the Posts.

PS: Hey STACI ~
Has Zippy-Kat given any hints as to *when*
she plans to come up North this summer???
We should "adjust" the schedule to have a Gathurin
when SHE can make it!! ;)

PS 2: ~ Clara ~
YES - you can *print* the Bark Park Application and mail it in with
a COPY of the Shot & Rabies Vet Receipts.

Cataholic
01-15-2004, 07:03 PM
Did I tell you guys that there is a new dog park down here in Cincinnati? A mere 15 minutes from my house? Did I tell you that? Did I?:D

Cinder & Smoke
01-15-2004, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by Cataholic
Did I tell you guys that there
is a new dog park down here in Cincinnati?
A mere 15 minutes from my house?
Did I tell you that?
Did I? :D

Wunder whut she's tryin to say... :confused:

Is THIS it, Johanna?? >>>

Mt. Airy Dog Park (http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/cityparks/pages/-4327-/)

Two Acres - is possibly a bit smaller than Findlay;
what other "amenities" are in or near the Bark Park area?

Have you & Binx visited it?
We'll need a Binx Report! :D

Cataholic
01-15-2004, 07:58 PM
No, not Mt. Airy...but, Anderson Township is building one- four acres! We have a temporary one right now, at a ball field, but, we are getting our very own soon. It was supposed to be done by Nov.1, oops...I will report on it once it opens. I don't know if it will be as nice as Findlays....maybe, maybe not. But, the closeness of it all...ahhhhh

Cinder & Smoke
01-15-2004, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by Cataholic
... I will report on it once it opens.

... But, the closeness of it all...
ahhhhh :)

"Close" takes away all the *phunn* of the nice (looong) drive... :p

And without the long ride home to Rest Up ~
You'd have to :eek: Carry Binx inna Howze!

Cincy'sMom
01-16-2004, 04:56 PM
Sure Phred, post the link, AFTER I mailed one to Molly :D

Robin- We love having you come up to Findlay, but if wanted a dog park al ittle closer that you could go to more often, there are one or two in Columbus. Try looking at www.thedogpark.com

We aresupposed to be getting another dog park a little closer to us. Still not in Toledo, but a little town to the SW called Waterville has passed an ordinance to put one in. I don't know any details about it yet, but maybe they will have a swmming hole. I can hope anyway!!!

Kfamr
01-16-2004, 05:14 PM
Originally posted by clara4457
Thank You! It will be great meeting you guys also.

Questions:

Is there a dog friendly hotel in the area that takes large dogs?

Can I send in the permit application through the mail with copies of all the vet records?

Thanks!

I won't be attending this year, or atleast I don't think -- but My father, Simba, Nala and I attended last year and stayed in Super 8 Motel (http://www3.hotellocators.com/res/property.htm?id=PI&cart=107429098024479&ran=68&QCN=US&QST=OH&QPC=Findlay&rmnum=1&NAD=1&NCH=0&NBD=1&CHN=SE&NNT=1&cdeyt=1&PID=03363&startdate=731969&rmrate=All&amne=|PETS) ..

It's very easy to get to the park from, and it's not bad of a motel either.

Nebo, Amy, & her crew also stayed there.

Cinder & Smoke
01-16-2004, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by Cincy'sMom
... but maybe they will have a swmming hole.

Swimmin Hole :confused:

Uhhhh,
They dint *drain* yur end of LAKE Erie, did they??

Too bad we Dawgz cant *swim* inna nice lil Lake cross da street
at Findlay... :(

But when Dad called an axk'd da Gurl inna Hancock Parks Ofiss last summer
bout our swimmin in dat Lake...
She bout hadda Korinarie onna phone... :p
We hear'd da "Definately *NOT*" shout clear across da shop!

Dad jest sed "ok, bye"...
Tell'd us he guessed that meant *no swimmin*... :rolleyes:

Cinder & Smoke
01-16-2004, 06:07 PM
Originally posted by Kfamr
I won't be attending this year,
or atleast I don't think --

but My father, Simba, Nala and I attended last year
and stayed in >> Super 8 Motel (http://www3.hotellocators.com/res/property.htm?id=PI&cart=107429098024479&ran=68&QCN=US&QST=OH&QPC=Findlay&rmnum=1&NAD=1&NCH=0&NBD=1&CHN=SE&NNT=1&cdeyt=1&PID=03363&startdate=731969&rmrate=All&amne=|PETS) ..

It's very easy to get to the park from...
Nebo, Amy, & her crew also stayed there.

I couldn't remember where you all stayed...

The Findlay Super 8 WEB site says "Small Pets Welcome"...

Did they question you guys about the "size" of your Critters??
Some Motels "limit" their K9 "Guests" to 20 or 30 POUNDS...
Any problem with that Findlay Super 8 with the size or breed
of the FurKids??

And how much (if any) "EXTRA" did the charge for the Pooches??

As for "...not attending this year..." :( -
Don't give up so soon...
Keep your room clean & be *nice* to M&D ~
There's Always *HOPE*! ;)

Kfamr
01-16-2004, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke
I couldn't remember where you all stayed...

The Findlay Super 8 WEB site says "Small Pets Welcome"...

Did they question you guys about the "size" of your Critters??
Some Motels "limit" their K9 "Guests" to 20 or 30 POUNDS...
Any problem with that Findlay Super 8 with the size or breed
of the FurKids??

And how much (if any) "EXTRA" did the charge for the Pooches??

As for "...not attending this year..." :( -
Don't give up so soon...
Keep your room clean & be *nice* to M&D ~
There's Always *HOPE*! ;)



The didn't question us at all.. They saw both of the dogs as well at the office desk. No problems at all with breed or size.

I believe it was 10 dollars a dog.


That's true, I never know! If any, it'll probably be in June or July sometime.

mugsy
01-16-2004, 07:00 PM
Thanks Amy and Phred...we'll get it taken care of when we can...but definitely before we meet.

Cincy'sMom
01-16-2004, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke
[i]Swimmin Hole :confused:

Uhhhh,
They dint *drain* yur end of LAKE Erie, did they??



No, but it is often closed this way becuase of bacteria. I'm not sure I would ever trust taking the dogs there (yuck!) They swim either at my friend's pond, or in Ralph's parents's pool :)

anna_66
01-17-2004, 10:37 AM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke
Dad sez ~

SQUEEK SQUEEK!

30's!!?? :eek:

THIRTY's??

You sure OUR Dad wuz there? :p
Pretty sure:p

4 Dog Mother
01-18-2004, 08:53 PM
I will probaby be there if I am home from Texas by then.:D I guess. I don't think Christy will let me move in here and I don't think Amy, the neighbors and my sister are going to keep watching my dogs for that long. Oh, yeah, and I miss my pupsters too. Although it is nice spending time with my 3 other granddogs for a change. Yes, I remember some of those cold meetings - not my most favorites but they are still fun.

Cincy'sMom
01-22-2004, 07:23 AM
I just wanted to let everyone know that I got a call fromthe director of the Park's District last night. He wanted to thank our group for the donations we have made to the park and encourage us to continue using their facilities. They thik it is great that we use the park and seem to do so responsibly. He also said if we have any suggestions for improvement they would like to hear them.

The other thing he mentioned is that there have been some complaints about the park in general, the biggest ones being people not cleaning up after their dogs and he said there are some people who seem to bring a couple big, aggressive dogs and pay no attention to them. He asked that since our group is so organized and knows dogs so well (Boy do we have them fooled :D), that if we see anything, we report it. He said the "locals" see to think some of this is coming from out of towners (but was also quick to mention a few other groups from out of town that he knows use the park).
Finally, he mentioned that they know some people use the park without registering first, and asked thatif we see this happeneing we report it.

4 Dog Mother
01-22-2004, 09:28 AM
Wow, that was great that the director (that was Tim, wasn't it?) called you personally. But then how many "out-of-towners donate to the park - in fact, I wonder how many people in general donate extra money to the park. When I registered the dogs this year, the lady there mentioned that several out of town groups were using the park and how great they thought that was. I mentioned that I was part of one of those groups. She said that people from other communities have come to check it out after hearing from different people how great it was from those using it from these out of town groups.

So I guess it is up to us to keep working hard at being an exemplary group by making sure we keep our dogs messes picked up, making sure our dogs are always being well-behaved (sorry, Dazzi, that means you stay home).

Cinder & Smoke
01-22-2004, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by Cincy'sMom
... I got a call from the Director of the Hancock (Findlay) Park District last night.
He wanted to thank our group for the donations
we have made to the park and
encourage us to continue using their facilities.
They thik it is great that we use the park and
seem to do so responsibly.

...he mentioned is that there have been some
complaints about the park in general...

He asked that since our group is so organized and
knows dogs so well
(Boy do we have them fooled :D)...

...they know some people use the park without registering first...

w:)w!
I guess it pays to be Responsible Dog Owners! :D

And to amplify what Amy said -
We're pretty sure our Pet Talk Gang is *NOT* the
"out of towners" that have generated the "complaints"!
I talked to The Director several times last year to "explain" WHO we were and that we did bend over backwards to follow most ;) of the Park Rules...

I have a many times revised E-mail letter I need to "finish" and
send off to him... With the suggestions a few of us have brain-stormed over the last year.
Most of those "suggestions" deal with the need to develop (and have the Park District approve) of a way to Properly "Register" the Out of Town Dogs and accept a token payment for a Daily Use type of permit.
Sounds simple - but it's a little more complicated than it seems...

A few years ago, the Parks District teamed up with a group of Local Dog Owners to develop the Bark Park. There was "some" opposition from Hancock County residents; but that was overcome through public meetings. The greatest "opposition" was from the Hanckock County HEALTH Department - who feared 1) the spread of K9 diseases, and 2) the potential problem of Dog :eek: BITES (and not having Owner Information for a biting dog).

Parks and HEALTH agreed to the current plan - ALL dogs using the Bark Park are to be PRE-Registered and have Shot Records, Rabies Vacc Records, and Owner Info ON FILE in the Parks Office.

Therein lies "our" problem - WE allow - heck - we encourage - Out of Town / Visiting dogs to attend our Gathurinz...

And that's why we asked all the "Visiting Dawgs" to bring their Shot Records WITH Them when they attended the last two or three PT Gatherings.

MONEY is NOT the issue!
Hancock Parks is fearful that a "bite" will happen with an UN-registered dog...
and the HEALTH Department will become upset and possibly order the Bark Park be closed - which NOBODY wants to see happen.

Soooo...
I am going to ask The Manager to once again try to come up with a "Plan for Visiting Dogs" that the Park District, and the Health Department, can live with...

Since developing a Plan (and having it "approved" by everyone) could take a while -
we'll continue to "ASK" all the "Visiting Dogs" to make copies of their Vet Records and Bring Them Along when they Visit with us.

I said before that Money is not an issue...
Let me explain:

Last year the Pet Talk Gang reserved and RENTED Pavilion #7 (the Shelter outside the Bark Park) at a Cost of $30 per Sunday. And we did it 4 or 5 times during the Summer of 2003.
That brought in somewhere between $100 to $150 that the Parks District probably would NOT have received - since we don't think ANY OTHER Dog Groups actually RENT the Pavilion.

AND - we collected over $100 of "Donations" over and above the first $30 per Sunday.

So we Pet Talkers DO "pay our way" when we use the Bark Park - and
the Parks District KNOWS about and APPRECIATES :)
our financial contributions!

Not to mention -
MANY of us out of towners are also Registered, Card-Carrying, Bark Park Members!

Since the Park Rangers are forbidden to accept ANY money...
WE will continue to collect "Donations" and forward them to the Parks District Foundation for use AT the Bark Park.
We've been a bit remiss in not "explaining" the Donation Coffee Cans...
(Nobody likes to beg for money!)

Here's da Skoop:
We ask each Dog Family (both Bark Park Members AND Visitors) to make a contribution of a few bucks towards the Pavilion Rental cost ($30 per Sunday). That $30 goes to the Parks District General Operations Fund. Everything you contribute OVER the first $30 goes to the Parks FOUNDATION and is earmarked for use ONLY for the Bark Park.

In summary (Finally, he quits *yappin*)...
Come One - Come ALL!!
JOIN the Bark Park as a Member ($10 for THREE Dogs for the whole Year)
IF you think you may attend several Pet Talk Gathurinz this
year at Findlay.
If you only plan to attend one or two of the PT Gatherings,
Don't Sweat the Membership for now...
We'll work something out with the Parks District.


Originally posted by 4/5 Dog Mother

So I guess it is up to us
to keep working hard at being an exemplary group
by making sure we keep our dogs messes picked up,
and making sure our dogs are always being well-behaved ...

If you have any *Ideas* or *Suggestions* ~
Please Post them here or PM "Cinder & Smoke" or "Cincy'Mom".

See Ya at the Bark Park!! :D

/s/ Phred

Cincy'sMom
01-22-2004, 05:07 PM
Yes, mom , it was Tim who called. After we talked a bit he asked if I had a Findlay connections, so sorry...he now knows I'm your daughter :)

Second, I also received a Thank you note from the Park District today. They enclosed a copy of the memo that went out to all Park Rangers and also a Press Rease that was published inthe Findlay paper.

The most noteworthy parts:

Rangers are to walk over into the park when people are there to talk with them and do the following:
1. Check for permits; get their names if they have no permits to check at the office.
2. Thank them for using the park and gettinga permit
3. Remind them to pick-up and dispose of wste, watch aggressive behavior of dogs
4. Ask them to report problems, but we need a description of dog and owner, license plate of vechile, time/date, so we can follow up
5.Mention problems and concerns, we need their help to look after the area.

And
Violaters of dog park rules face fines upto $100 for a first offense :eek:

So...we may need to get anyone who comes to a meeting with a dog to register. LIke Phred said it is only $10, and if someone really wants to come, but can't afford that $10, I'm sure as a group we can work something out.

Cinder & Smoke
01-22-2004, 05:37 PM
OMG!

"And...
Violaters of dog park rules face fines up to $100 for a first offense!" :eek:

Make that a DOUBLE :eek::eek: !!

Maybe I otta hurry up with my note to Management
asking for that Visiting Dawgs Policy!!

But Don't *Panic*!

Remember - they have said They *LIKE* Our Pet Talk Gang!

:D ;)

clara4457
01-24-2004, 12:11 AM
Soooo - has anyone decided on a date?

shais_mom
01-24-2004, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke
PS: Hey STACI ~
Has Zippy-Kat given any hints as to *when*
she plans to come up North this summer???
We should "adjust" the schedule to have a Gathurin
when SHE can make it!! ;)


Sorry Phred, Amy gave me this link the other day. I forget this is here and forget to check it.
Zippy said that depending on when we have it is when she would think about coming.!!! :)

shais_mom
01-24-2004, 01:45 AM
Just keep in mind that 4-4-04 is Palm Sunday and 4-11-04 is Easter Sunday (which I have to work anyway) And some people might have family obligations.
I think thus far that March 28 or April 18th would work best for me.

:p :cool: :D

Cinder & Smoke
01-25-2004, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by shais_mom
Zippy said that depending on when we have it
is when she would think about coming.!!! :)

Oh GOODIE GumDropz!! ~ ~ Zipp's Commin!! :D

But the operative phrase isn't ...when we have *IT*...

but rather

...when we have *THEM*!

She'd better *avoid* the first one or two... :p
Wouldn't *do* to have her suffer :eek: FrostByte on her
first trip to Findlay! :p

June, July, or August would be more "seasonally appropriate" :cool: for her!

Cinder & Smoke
01-25-2004, 07:09 PM
Here's a Saturday & Sunday Calendar
with Holidays noted:

SAT & SUN

MARCH 2004
.6 & .7
13 & 14
20 & 21
27 & 28

APRIL 2004
.3 & .4 - Palm Sunday is 4th
10 & 11 - Good Friday is 9th; EASTER SUNDAY is 11th
17 & 18
24 & 25

MAY 2004
.1 & .2
.8 & .9 - MOTHERS DAY on the 9th
15 & 16
22 & 23
29 & 30 + 31 is MEMORIAL DAY Monday (Holiday)

JUNE 2004
.5 & .6
12 & 13
19 & 20 - FATHERS DAY is on the 20th
26 & 27

JULY 2004
.3 & .4 ?? Friday the 2nd or Monday the 5th = Holiday ???
10 & 11
17 & 18
24 & 25
31 & .1

** The THREE Day Holidays of Memorial Day and 4th of July
would be Good Weekends to have a Gathurin -
give the more "Distant" Pet Talkers an extra day to drive!

lovemyshiba
01-26-2004, 05:03 PM
I am seriously considering making a trip out this summer, probably only with one or 2 of the dogs. It's almost cruelty to put Abbey and Riley in the car, they are so miserable, and they both get so carsick:(

I would love to make it in the warmer months, and with this much advance notice, I should be able to do it--no one I know is getting married until August, so I should be clear for June and July, or even May!!

I don't think my husband would be too keen on coming, however, so I'll have to find a friend to bring with me:)

anna_66
01-27-2004, 09:56 AM
:D That would be great if you could make it out!

mugsy
01-27-2004, 10:14 AM
State College can't be THAT far!! lol We would love to have you. The more the merrier.

Cinder & Smoke
01-29-2004, 04:23 PM
As promised earlier, Dad researched our
Pet Talk Gathurinz for 2003...

SAT & SUN - LAST year / 2003

March 2003:
.1 & .2
.8 & .9
15 & 16
22 & 23
29 & 30 = FINDLAY on SUNDAY (30th)

April 2003:
.5 & .6
12 & 13
19 & 20 (Easter Weekend)
26 & 27

May 2003:
.3 & .4
10 & 11
17 & 18
24 & 25 = FINDLAY on SUNDAY (25th)(Memorial Day = MONDAY)
31 & .1

June 2003:
.7 & .8
14 & 15
21 & 22
28 & 29 = KIA's B-Day in MICHIGAN (29th)

July 2003:
FRI=4, 5 & 6 (nothing over the 4th)
12 & 13 = FINDLAY on SUNDAY (13th)
19 & 20
26 & 27

August 2003:
.2 & .3
.9 & 10
16 &17
23 & 24
30 & 31 = FINDLAY on SUNDAY (31st)

September 2003:
.6 & .7
13 & 14
20 & 21
27 & 28

October 2003:
.4 &.5
11 & 12
18 & 19 = MOLLY's B-Day @ FINDLAY on SUNDAY (19th)

Sure was a **PHUNN** SUMMER!! :) :D

---------------==================-----------------

Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke

Here's a Saturday & Sunday PLANNING Calendar for 2004
with Holidays noted:

SAT & SUN - YEAR 2004

MARCH 2004
.6 & .7
13 & 14
20 & 21
27 & 28

APRIL 2004
.3 & .4 - Palm Sunday is 4th
10 & 11 - Good Friday is 9th; EASTER SUNDAY is 11th
17 & 18
24 & 25

MAY 2004
.1 & .2
.8 & .9 - MOTHERS DAY on the 9th
15 & 16
22 & 23
29 & 30 + 31 is MEMORIAL DAY Monday (Holiday)

JUNE 2004
.5 & .6
12 & 13
19 & 20 - FATHERS DAY is on the 20th
26 & 27

JULY 2004
.3 & .4 ?? Friday the 2nd or Monday the 5th = Holiday ???
10 & 11
17 & 18
24 & 25
31 & .1

** The THREE Day Holidays of Memorial Day and 4th of July
would be Good Weekends to have a Gathurin -
give the more "Distant" Pet Talkers an extra day to drive!

OK FurKidz - Let's start the PLANNING!!

Hey DEB (Tubby & Peanut's Mom) an Miz KAREN -
and AMY (Wolf_Q) and Kay Ann -
and Miz ZIPPY-KAT ~
Let's Hear from ALL of You Guyz, too!! ;)

mugsy
01-29-2004, 06:20 PM
I don't really care....I'm easy (no comments from the peanut gallery). My spring break is the first week of April and the last day of school is May 28. Those are the only important dates for me! :p

We can make it work whenever everyone decides.

wolf_Q
01-30-2004, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke

Hey DEB (Tubby & Peanut's Mom) an Miz KAREN -
and AMY (Wolf_Q) and Kay Ann -
and Miz ZIPPY-KAT ~
Let's Hear from ALL of You Guyz, too!! ;) [/B]

Ahh, I wish I could. :( Somebody want to drive over here and pick me up? ;)

How about you guys have a change of pace and visit for the Utah meeting in August? :D

Desert Arabian
02-02-2004, 08:37 PM
Originally posted by lovemyshiba
I am seriously considering making a trip out this summer, probably only with one or 2 of the dogs. It's almost cruelty to put Abbey and Riley in the car, they are so miserable, and they both get so carsick:(

I would love to make it in the warmer months, and with this much advance notice, I should be able to do it--no one I know is getting married until August, so I should be clear for June and July, or even May!!

I don't think my husband would be too keen on coming, however, so I'll have to find a friend to bring with me:)

I would definitely drive from Wisconsin to Ohio to meet little Kito! OMG! In a heart beat! Even if mom says no, I get my license soon *evil grin*, I can drive there and she can be the passenger.

Kito and Malone are the two PT pups I would die to meet...I already met my other "die to meet" pup, Nala, so now there are only two left on the list. :D

But then again...there were soooooo many adorable dogs at Findlay last time (Graham, Binx, Keegan, Nebo, Nala, Kia, etc) ; I don't know if I can go again. I just 'bout went into cardiac arrest last time- too many puppies for me to handle! :D :D :p

All Creatures Great And Small
02-02-2004, 09:54 PM
Well, I would love to come to Findlay again, but I'm one of those squeaky mouse-type people who is not too keen on being outdoors in the cold (probably why I own cats rather than dogs, LOL). And like lovemyshiba, I worry about bringing Sammy in the car on such a long trip. Now that he's grown up, he is really miserable in the car, complaining a lot and sometimes upchucking or leaving "gifts" on the floormats, and that's only during a 3-hour drive to our cottage. I wish there was a good carsickness remedy out there for cats (Dramamine doesn't work).

As far as dates, I can work around whatever is best for the group, as long as I have about 2 or 3 weeks notice.

mugsy
02-02-2004, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by All Creatures Great And Small
As far as dates, I can work around whatever is best for the group, as long as I have about 2 or 3 weeks notice.

We usually decide at the meeting before, and it's usually about 6 weeks, so notice is no problem.

clara4457
02-03-2004, 06:30 AM
I will probably be waiting until one of the summer get togethers to come out. I have been informed that there are a great many projects going on in March, April and May - so I will probably not be able to come out until one in June or July. But I am definitely going to make it out at some point this year.

Hopefully I can make it the same time as lovemyshiba. I also would love to meet Kito and Jada. Penny Lane would also be staying behind at my sister's house. She gets carsick on a 15 minute drive to my sis's house. :eek:

BIG BAD DOG
02-08-2004, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by RobiLee
Whenever you set the date...Katie and I will be there! Can't wait!! Ahem...Uh...I have a birthday at the end of April. April 29th to be exact. The BIG 40! :eek: Maybe we could have it the weekend before or after

I can't wait to see you all again!!

Robin :)

And Mine is the 30th but Iwill be much younger:p :p The first of may sounds good to me.

mugsy
02-08-2004, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by BIG BAD DOG
And Mine is the 30th but Iwill be much younger:p :p The first of may sounds good to me.

You're just plain mean! lol :p

Robin....he's not THAT much younger than you are. He's just a brat. hehehe

Amber
02-22-2004, 05:22 PM
So whens the date? :D

Cinder & Smoke
02-22-2004, 07:14 PM
So when's the date?

The general consensus seemed to favor:

SUNDAY, APRIL 18

and

Memorial Day SUNDAY, MAY 30

April 18 is just after the Easter Weekends;
and gives a reasonable gap till the next one.

Memorial Day Sunday offers a three-day weekend to allow
more distant Pet Talkers enough time to travel.

I believe some folks are planning for these two date.

/s/ Phred

mugsy
02-22-2004, 07:29 PM
Are we making any progress with the parks department on the dog registration dilema? I was going to call and talk to the guy and see what he thinks we should do and hope that he says to register 3 and bring shot records for the "guests" in the park, unless we hear something different.

Cinder & Smoke
02-22-2004, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by mugsy
Are we making any progress with the Parks department
on the dog registration dilema?

I have been in touch with one of the Hancock Parks District *Directors* -
a full-time paid Manager of the Park.

He has been aware of "problem" of Visiting Dogs since last summer;
and has PROMISED me that he is working on a solution as
fast as he can.

I sent him a lengthy e-mail suggesting several possible solutions.
He is currently reviewing my suggestions;
consulting with the Dog Group who assisted with establishing the Bark Park;
and talking with other Interested Parties.

As I said on the phone last week, Molly -
it IS going to talk a little while to develop a Visiting Dog Policy -
and have it Approved by everyone who must approve a CHANGE
in the existing Rules.

*I* would suggest we wait for a few weeks to give Parks time to
Study the problem and consider solutions that should be fair
to both the TAX-Paying residents of Hancock County AND
the non-residents who would like to "visit" on occasion.

We have almost 6 weeks before our First Gathurin is scheduled.
I expect he will have some advice for us before then.

/s/ Phred

Amber
02-22-2004, 08:50 PM
do we *have* to bring a dog to go to a dog park?

Cinder & Smoke
02-22-2004, 08:56 PM
do we *have* to bring a dog
to go to a dog park?

I think this has been answered before =

NO ~ You do NOT have to Bring a Dog!

Humans, withOUT K-9 Companions -
have ALWAYS been Welcome at Findlay!

And in the past - we've had Several Pet Talkers
attend without a K-9 in tow.

Amber
02-22-2004, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke
I think this has been answered before =

NO ~ You do NOT have to Bring a Dog!

Humans, withOUT K-9 Companions -
have ALWAYS been Welcome at Findlay!

And in the past - we've had Several Pet Talkers
attend without a K-9 in tow.

good good, because me and my mom were talking about katie, and she can *kinda* be mean to dogs who annoy her.

Freckles
02-22-2004, 09:08 PM
And an occasional cat has attended, too!:)

Amber
02-22-2004, 09:57 PM
oh Really?! That would be awsome to bring mags! haha:D

moosmom
02-23-2004, 09:16 AM
If it was warmer, I'd DEFINITELY bring the Moo man. He loves a good party and has known to schmooze with the best dogs on this site!! ;)

Amber
02-23-2004, 01:42 PM
awww! :D