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Remember I posted a few weeks back that Puppy Love rocked it in a Hunt Performance Test in a pack of mini wirehaired doxies? Well the way the scoring goes is that you learn pass/fail right there in the field then they mail you a copy of the judges’ scoresheet with all the details on it.

The dogs are judged on a number of hunting attributes, on a scale from 1-10, with 10 being the best. To get a PASS, the dog has to score at least 5 in each category from each judge, and also get an average score across all three judges of at least 6, and also demonstrate a lack of gun shyness.

Puppy Love’s scores:
Ability to find (searching)- 8 from each judge
Use of voice- 8 from each judge
Line ability- 9 from each judge
Adaptability- 9 from each judge
Determination- two 10’s and a 9
Gun shyness- Pass x 3

Wow that’s even better than I realized!

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When the story first broke, someone said that more people would be named and that it would get very interesting/messy. I think that I mentioned this previously. I had wondered if this was the direction it was going to go, given Kraft's buddy-buddy status and the proximity to Drumpf estate.
The guy is like Rome in the all roads sense.
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I'm surprised they weren't sold out.
Still plenty on Stubhub.
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Yeah, I'm a bad dad, but I'll be faster this year.
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The guy is like Rome in the all roads sense.
All befouled roads?
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I planted a Eureka lemon tree about 5 years ago because: lemon curd. I love it, eat it most days mixed into Greek yogurt.

Last weekend I made 12 pints and I can probably make another 12 from the lemons that remain on my tree. Also made a tasty lemon olive oil cake and a killer grilled lemon chicken.

The only space I had to plant the lemon tree was in the front yard, beside my driveway and to my annoyance passers-by feel free to help themselves to my lemons at will. Last weekend we caught an unknown-to-us neighbor picking lemons and when confronted, his response was not to apologize. Instead, “well if you plant a fruit tree in your front yard, you’ve got to expect people to pick from it.” F you, neighbor.

(Still I gave him some lemons while explaining that I actually planted the tree because I had use for the fruit and in the future if he wanted some and asked me first I’d be happy to share a few.)

Anyway, today I was hankering for some scones to tuck underneath a schmear of lemon curd:
I just looked up the recipe to make lemon curd. It's really simple, I was picturing it taking a lot of lemons.

I can see a lemon cheese cake in my near future.
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Can you train/practice the barking?
Not really. You can encourage it but it’s mostly instinct. All of these hunting behaviors are 80% instinct, 15% experience and maybe 5% training.

Puppy Love’s father was imported from Russia where it turns out there are some very handsome dachshunds with real hunting chops. They are still used as hunting dogs in Russia as I understand it.

Her breeder imported this dog intentionally to improve the functionality aspect of her breeding lines. She does not do any of these hunting performance sports with the dogs she keeps, she focuses on the show ring where she’s very very successful.

But lots of the dogs she doesn’t keep wind competing in hunting sports or being used in the field for hunting rabbit or bird. I had zero interest in doing any of this when I got Puppy Love, but last fall she located a chipmunk in a woodpile in Big Bear and it was like a spark had been lit. You could just see that was the kind of thing she was born to do. It was so obvious we had to explore it further.

So crazy to me that right now, animal rights type people and even people who advocate for dog “rescue” are actively getting bills proposed to legislatures to ban these kind of dog activities, and lure coursing, and sledge pulling etc. As if the “best” thing for dogs as a species is for all of them to be random bred and without specific drives and functions. There’s no problem with having a randomly bred dog of course but it would be a real shame to lose all the great attributes we have bred into dogs for thousands of years because one group of people decide that it’s somehow wrong for the dogs to have purpose.

If you saw Puppy Love out in the field, you’d be certain that’s there’s nothing more “right” in the world, not from her perspective.
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I had a dream last night wherein I had a red DeRosa.
I think I'll finally get to ride the new sled, so of course, I had to dream about it... I filled my water bottles, and when I tried to put them in the cages, I realized I mounted them upside down.

Dreams are weird.
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I just looked up the recipe to make lemon curd. It's really simple, I was picturing it taking a lot of lemons.

I can see a lemon cheese cake in my near future.
I would say that I use about 3-4 lemons per pint. So maybe, I’ve used 35-40 lemons so far. Approx.
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My dogs were bred to sleep on their dog beds, of which they have many.
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So crazy to me that right now, animal rights type people and even people who advocate for dog “rescue” are actively getting bills proposed to legislatures to ban these kind of dog activities, and lure coursing, and sledge pulling etc. As if the “best” thing for dogs as a species is for all of them to be random bred and without specific drives and functions. There’s no problem with having a randomly bred dog of course but it would be a real shame to lose all the great attributes we have bred into dogs for thousands of years because one group of people decide that it’s somehow wrong for the dogs to have purpose.
And really, many breeds need to work to be happy - they're going to wreak havoc on the household unless they expend that energy somehow. I think that this would be true even with your typical curly-tailed mutt - hell, it's true for me. That said, some breeds have gone too far in terms of breeding primarily/solely for the sake of appearance, IMO.
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Its very helpful when hunting rabbits that you know where your dog is, so barking is a huge positive attributes.
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My dogs were bred to sleep on their dog beds, of which they have many.
Lol. They're hunting dogs, yeah? I think I remember seeing something about the desirable trait of having skin that's loose enough so that they can fully turn around (presumably to attack?) when grabbed by the scruff by another animal. That's crazy stuff.
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I've got lots of static pictures of myself during various eras (you should see how many different times I sported a beard lol). I just have very few shots of me doing something, like sports, cycling, etc.

We Addicts ought to post pics of ourselves again here, we've done it in the past. No need to be shy, it's not a beauty contest.
No youthful or cycling pics available, but at least this is in a race.

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Lol. They're hunting dogs, yeah? I think I remember seeing something about the desirable trait of having skin that's loose enough so that they can fully turn around (presumably to attack?) when grabbed by the scruff by another animal. That's crazy stuff.

That's true. They had a short history of fighting, but when socialism/communism kicked in over there, they became food, and also a luxury, which is why they were almost eradicated. They're now in the non-sporting group, but there's certainly something there. I've mentioned Georgia-Mae bringing me one of her dolls when I get home, and there have been times it was a squirrel she's nabbed. Luckily, never brought them into the house. I joke, because they are pretty active, but certainly not Siberian Husky active, where the more they run, the better they feel.
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Anyway, today I was hankering for some scones to tuck underneath a schmear of lemon curd:

Nice!

I'm not much of a cooking person and my meals are pretty rudimentary but my doc wants me to cook/eat most of my food at home as she and my gastroenterologist both think some of my intestinal issues of radiation damage are related to fodmap foods which are hard to avoid when eating out. She also thinks I would be all around healthier. Can't argue with her.

Anyway, my fancy/schmancy lunch was salad and pan-seared scallops which is the height of my cooking talents.

Wish I lived near the oceans/gulf where fresh fish is readily available.
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Dreams are weird.
Yes, they are.
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My dogs were bred to sleep on their dog beds, of which they have many.
A friend of mine had two rescue greyhounds. He lived in a relatively large house and his living room had three couches. I went to sit on a couch and he says, "not that one." so I move to a second couch and he says, "not that one, either." After sitting on the third couch, the two greyhounds came in and each took one of the other two couches.

BTW, these were the laziest two dogs that I've ever seen. Another friend of ours has a rescue greyhound, too, and it's also slow and lethargic acting. Either greyhounds are lazy by nature or they've set aside the running after retirement.
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I think I'll finally get to ride the new sled, so of course, I had to dream about it... I filled my water bottles, and when I tried to put them in the cages, I realized I mounted them upside down.

Dreams are weird.

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A friend of mine had two rescue greyhounds.
We took care of one for a couple of weeks when some childhood friends and their family went to Denmark for vacation. His name was Jack. There was a partial outdoor cat that lived next door. His name was Harry. Harry liked to sneak in our house. One day, while my mom was out with Jack, Harry got in the house. He snuck in when I came home. I totally forgot about Jack. Mom comes home and unleashes Jack, not knowing Harry was in the house. Uh oh. Jack sees Harry. Harry sees Jack. The chase is on.

We had 16 steps in our house. I swear that dog touched the stairs only once in the middle before making it to the second floor. Mom screams for Jack to stop. We go upstairs to find Harry corned at the end of the hall, backed up against my sister's closed bedroom door, hissing with back arched and hair standing on end. Flight was over. It was time for fight. Jack stood there motionless with a look that said "Just give me the word and I will tear that thing to pieces." It was a while before Harry tired to sneak in our house again.
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Y'all been tracking the Robert Kraft happy endings story?

The plot thickens...

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/pol...227186429.html
Fake news!
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Oooh, lookit dat red hot Ax crabon!!!

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I like it!

Reminds me: I checked the Allied bicycles website recently and discovered that the prices have gone way up and the cool colors are gone. Not appealing at all anymore.
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We took care of one for a couple of weeks when some childhood friends and their family went to Denmark for vacation. His name was Jack. There was a partial outdoor cat that lived next door. His name was Harry. Harry liked to sneak in our house. One day, while my mom was out with Jack, Harry got in the house. He snuck in when I came home. I totally forgot about Jack. Mom comes home and unleashes Jack, not knowing Harry was in the house. Uh oh. Jack sees Harry. Harry sees Jack. The chase is on.

We had 16 steps in our house. I swear that dog touched the stairs only once in the middle before making it to the second floor. Mom screams for Jack to stop. We go upstairs to find Harry corned at the end of the hall, backed up against my sister's closed bedroom door, hissing with back arched and hair standing on end. Flight was over. It was time for fight. Jack stood there motionless with a look that said "Just give me the word and I will tear that thing to pieces." It was a while before Harry tired to sneak in our house again.
Ha. I will say, though, that I would never bet against a cornered cat. They are some pound-for-pound destroyers.
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