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Posted Mon May 12, 2014, 10:03pm
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Well, it wasn't quite as dramatic as the Subject seems, but this morning I took my 10yo and 10week old German Shepherds for a walk on our property. The little guy is still learning the place and gaining confidence, but there are things with which he is still not comfortable  When we got back to the house I put them in my little station wagon (back seat down)  in the garage and started up the Hottop and my laptop to roast on my workbench. The little guy was not happy in the car even though I was talking to him (and I had all the windows down and a fan blowing through the car). he got nervous and was looking like he would crawl out the window, so rather than risk his being injured I put a blanket down on the slab and let him lie behind me with his older compatriot. He came over and snuggled up with me in between my attempting to monitor the roast. It did not go well. The dog was fine. The roast- well, we will see in a day or two. It started out by me missing the drop point and starting mush hotter than usual. Then I double clicked the "Add Beans" tab and it marked the start of first. Because I am using a computer controlled roaster, it went through the post-first changes to heat and fan that I had to manually undo each time. He finally snuggled up with my big boy, using his thigh as a pillow. Usually I get about a 14:30 city+/full city, but this one went full city in about 13 minutes iirc. The dog is fine and he had a great day. The coffee? I have much higher hopes for the pup!

 
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Posted Tue May 13, 2014, 6:50am
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Randy, do you have a picture of the pup you can post?  Are you teaching him German commands?  We have had our GSD for 4 years now, since he was 8 weeks old.  We taught him all the German commands.  We also have a border collie (10 years old), and he caught on to the German commands also.  We consider him to be bilingual.  LOL

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Posted Tue May 13, 2014, 8:26am
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Do I have a picture!? HA - a couple of hundred so far!
He is papered, and his Dad is going for his Grand Champion rating. We figure he will be in the 110-115 range when full grown. The breeder stated that the AKC is (finally) going back to the original standards for GSDs- larger dogs and she breeds towards that. He is quite intellegent as would be expected. Each morning (keeping things on subject) while we have our coffee, the dogs get biscuits. I always call out "Coffee" to Val to let her know the cap's are ready. This morning I did while standing at the coffee cart and he walked to the spot next to my chair where I feed him his treats and sat down and waited for me (He is only 10 weeks and 3 days old!). This photo was taken about 10 days ago when he was 9 weeks old. At 10 weeks (last Saturday) he weighed 22.4 pounds.
His registered name: Mister Maximum Mojo. To us he is "Mojo."

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Posted Tue May 13, 2014, 2:00pm
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"Herr Maximum Mojo" meet "Herr Kaiser vom Nordostenhaus"!

Mojo is going to be a big GSD.  Our Kaiser is 4 now and weights approx 90 lb.  We keep him lean and feed him totally homemade food. He is a Bicolor working line from a local breeder that trains for schutzhund.  I did not think we would ever have a dog that would top the border collie for smarts, but he has.  Picture below was when his ears fully stood up (can't remember how old).

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Posted Wed May 28, 2014, 8:20am
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Huge dog lover, but I am going to address only the unattended coffee roaster. I own an all electric Torrefattore, which is capable of roasting a kilo of beans. On this particular day I was roasting a pound of some El Salvadorian Bourbon. I roast in the garage with the door open, and run inside to get items that I usually forget like a corning ware bowl to put the roasted beans in. As I was passing the TV I noted the Family Feud was on and the question was "What part of a woman's body are bigger than a mans" Well the family was giving the standard answers like butt, breasts and such, and Steve Harvey (host) was having a blast with this question. When a woman answered "brain", that as Steve Harvey put it, ruined his buzz. Well she was correct, and the family won the round.

When I got outside, my roaster was puffing smoke like a locomotive. I knew I was in trouble, so I put something fireproof under the bean shute and opened it. When the beans hit the open air they burst into flames. The beans were like a slurry, almost like black bean soup. It took me a minute to contain the fire, but the roaster was fine. I just wonder how much longer I had before the roaster would have caught fire internally.
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