The making of a dog calendar for the year 2016

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  1. dweiss17

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    Will you and your dog join us?
     

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  2. scottmiami

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    Really, no responses? My dog(s) would love to join you. But be warned, my dogs are prima donnas. Nothing less than centerfolds would hurt their feelings tremendously..
     
  3. dweiss17

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    WHERE ARE ALL THE dog LOVERS?
     
  4. David S

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    Sorry Dan, cats for me.
     
  5. DJH584

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    Would love to oblige Dan BUT, since our beloved Jaydee passed away we really have not wanted to replace her with another dog.

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    Yes she was the Heinz 57 variety but damned faithful and loving to the last.
    Sorely missed by Lynda and myself.

    Regards

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  6. dweiss17

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    It need not matter if the animal is alive (or a wonderful past memory)...we need and want pictures and stories about these magnificent cats or dogs to fill a 2016 Calendar with our beloved pets that were regarded as family members.

    Watches and clocks are man-made objects...it takes nature in all its benevolence to create a dog or cat...we owe so much to their part in making themselves family members that we are obligated to remember them as part of our lives.

    Please remember, a watch or clock may be a thing of possessive quality...they do not love you back...that belongs only to the realm of the animal...the dog or cat that was part of your loving family. Let's give them their due with a 2016 Calendar. They deserve that much and much more. Please help remember the pets...we cherished and do cherish as family members.
     

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    Right Dan you are on sir. I have spoken to Lynda and she is more than happy to put something together as a calendar contribution.

    What she would like to know is what size pictures you need and the length of the biography i.e. how many words she is limited to - Lynda can wax quite lyrically on occasions!!!
    Also what format you would like this in i.e. which version of MS word would be appropriate and whether you would want the pictures embedded in the document or sent separately.

    Lynda has also given her permission for me to send you, by private message, her email address so that you can converse directly on the matter rather than through me and the open forum.
    If that is agreeable or not to you, please let me know.

    In the meantime, if Jaydee is accepted as a suitable - shall I say "candidate" - for the calendar, then it's one down and ELEVEN to go.
    Given that my membership number is 17XXXX, where are the remaining 0.006% of you that represents the remaining eleven?

    Come on people let's give Dan a hand in making this calendar a reality.

    Regards

    David
     
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    How many words do you need per dog? Do you want them posted here with images?
     
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    #10 DJH584, Jul 22, 2014
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    Well done in replying Scott, it sounds like you are in.

    Come on people where are you? Let's get behind Dan on this one.

    David
     
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    Dan

    Any further thoughts on the format etc as I haven't heard from you?


    David
     
  12. dweiss17

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    #12 dweiss17, Jul 30, 2014
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    My Friend DJH584:

    I would love to create a DOG CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR 2016 featuring dogs from the NAWCC membership. I know of two friends (members) who would comply. How do you get a little less than 15,000 NAWCC members to contribute pictures of their - best friends - and write-ups about their pets that are family members?

    Taking a good sharp picture of their dog(s) and a three paragraph write-up would cost them nothing but a little effort on their part. Even though I do not have - a dog - in this experiment, I’d be willing to devote my time, my experience, and my money in making such a calendar featuring dogs from the NAWCC membership.

    I recently made a Cat Calendar for a lady from overseas that features six American cats and six from England, Ireland, and Canada. I will attach two of the pages from the Cat Calendar for the year 2015.

    It turns out people DO LOVE the pets they keep in the home and these pets are treated as loving family members.

    NAWCC members - we pet lovers - need your help in this venture.
     

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    Here's my beloved Kami. Had her from my daughters childhood. Lost her in a house fire several years back when she was 13 years old. You can see her age in the picture, and her disdain for my camera :) Kami 010.jpg
     
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    Shutterbug:

    Could you remove the background from the picture of your lost and beloved dog?

    Dan
     
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    I think so Dan. I'll try it next week.
     
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    Here's an attempt at removing the background, Dan. Kami alone .jpg
     
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    #17 shimmystep, Aug 10, 2014
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    Nice pic of your Kami shuts. Clumber Spaniel??
    Whilst he's not expecting to appear in any calenders, here's a couple of pictures in honour of my pal and much loved Nobby. He sadly passed of old age few years back now. Haven't had a dog since. He was a Golden Retriever/German Shepard cross. Full of life, and often the contents of the fridge, having got the hang of opening it. Was accidentally shut out the house one day, so he made his way to where I worked, 3 miles away. He'd never been there before. I heard there was a rumpus in reception caused by a boisterous dog, I asked if he had a collar with his details on it, they said yes, his name's Nobby! Imagine my shock. I went down to reception, oh boy was he excited to see me. He was clearly so proud of himself for finding me!
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    Wow! That seems so far fetched! But I've heard stranger stories about dogs uncanny locator beacon :)
    Kami was just a chocolate cocker spaniel. A very special member of the family.
     
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    The Spaniels are certainly an excitable and loving dog, did she do the Spaniel thing of running in multi directions and doing U turns on a penny when really excited?
    Nobby was quite a boy though shuts, he got out the garden one day when my sister was staying. My sister had just sat down on the bus she was going to take to the town centre to go shopping, and Nobby boarded the bus. There was great excitement downstairs apparently, my sister was on the top deck, someone said 'there's a dog on the bus downstairs'. My sister knew who it would be staright away!! She had to go down and bring him home, shopping trip cancelled! Too many memories to tell here, but to say he was a local personality says it all. Everyone knew Nobby in the neighbourhood.
     
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    Sorry your pictures will not do...we need clearer and better pictures that show the dog.

    The less troubling scenery the better.

    Dan
     
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    Shimmystep;

    If you have no better picture, I did a little work on the one you sent.

    Now we need a write-up...about 3 small paragraphs.
     
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    #22 shutterbug, Aug 12, 2014
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    Only when she heard the word "rabbit". Whenever I saw one in the back yard, I'd tell her. She'd fly to the back door and cry to get out. She loved to chase them, but never did catch one, other than a baby she proudly carried into the house and dropped at the feet of my horrified wife! It was still alive, so I carried it back outside, found the nest she had robbed, stuck all of the babies I could find back in it and waited to see what would happen. The mother didn't come back for two days, and I thought all were lost, but on the second day I noticed dry fur lining the nest again, and the babies snuggled in. She was a gentle girl, but pretty dumb. She'd chase a squirrel up a tree, and circle it for 15 minutes wondering where it went. Never did learn to look up :)
     
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    I did a littlw work on the poor photo you sent on behalf of Nobby. Wish I had a better photo.

    Dan
     

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    Wow, great memories, great story.
     
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    Thanks for that Dan, it has improved the picture. I don't have any digital pics of Nobby, and all the pics were stored in a room that got damp, none of them are very good. He don't expect a place on a calender!
     
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    Hi Dan
    Here is Ester, a four month old Irish Terrier,

    Any good to you?
    Best wishes

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    Itspcb: Your photo is fine. BUT we have a long way to go to get enough photos to fit the 2016 NAWCC Members Dog Calendar. Remember, we will need a write-up about your dog and its history. Only then can we produce a worthy calendar that NAWCC members would treasure.

    Thanks for the photo.

    Dan
     
  28. bruce linde

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    might be a little late for a 2016 calendar, but this seems to me to be a good start for one for 2018... and it should be a 'dogs and clocks' calendar, yes? :cool:

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    Hi Bruce i like your picture. How do you keep dust from getting into the movement you have mounted to the wall.
     
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    it's been up for almost two years and dust doesn't seem to be a significant issue. if and when it becomes one, i will simply clean and service... perhaps sooner than movements in cases, but i enjoy the process.
     
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    Thanks Bruce, its a great looking movement, bet it sounds nice too.
     

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