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#1 Rebecca

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 04:57 PM

I am drawn to American Indian dogs by their eyes.... There is a rare spirit there, and it's of a kind that I know and love. I have lived with that spirit in rare few dogs -- one Saluki girl of mine who has passed on, and the Xoloitzquintle (Xolo) we have the joy of living with now. I love looking into those eyes and having them answer back.

I would love to know when these fascinating creatures (and their owners) will be at events near me so that I can get to know them better. I'm recovering from knee reconstruction (ouch) so can't travel very far right now, but I would very much like to learn more! I have poured over Kim's site(s) and greatly enjoyed the WEALTH of historical images and behavioral information, they are most excellently done. Thank you, Kim!

I would also like to hear from owners as to whether or not their particular lines tend to trigger allergies -- my fiance is allergic to many breeds (but not Sloughi, Chihuahua or Xolo -- our present and past canine companions).

Thank you for setting up such a spiffy forum!

Best to you and your hounds,
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 05:15 PM

Hey, we checked out your art page. You are fantastic! I can tell that you love the subject matter, and when you say, the eyes answer back, well, I know I can believe that you are listening.
We do have owners, not too far away from you. And hopefully we can fix you up with a visit. Hope the rehab goes smoothly.

Our policy is first you must talk with Kim, and then I'm sure, he will arrange for you to meet the dogs and their people near you. Please do not post your private information, but you will be able to communicate privately to arrange a meet, when he has okay'd it.

Thank you for the compliment on our forum. Our art is amatuer, at best. If you ever feel like contributing, we will jump at the chance.
If you are lucky enough to get a pup, you will get to use the IIDOBA member forum--this is our new public arena. You are our first to try it.
We look forward to communicating with you.
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 06:00 PM

Hi, it's great you have a xolo, we have one too, Cyrus, ( he may be a mix.) Also have 1 ai dog (Littlestar), we had one other but she was killed last year. we also have a stumpy tailed cattle dog (Lily) and they are all so present. I don't have allergies but my wife has had some and none of these dogs bother her. We are in arizona (phoenix) and were recently invited to a xolo party in tucson in oct. now that is a crazy time...
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 07:05 PM

Okay I had to look that up, because I didn't know what a Xolo was:

Xoloitzcuintli

Can you give me a phonetic spelling?
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Posted 03 August 2006 - 07:36 PM

I am drawn to American Indian dogs by their eyes.... There is a rare spirit there, and it's of a kind that I know and love. I have lived with that spirit in rare few dogs -- one Saluki girl of mine who has passed on, and the Xoloitzquintle (Xolo) we have the joy of living with now. I love looking into those eyes and having them answer back.

I would love to know when these fascinating creatures (and their owners) will be at events near me so that I can get to know them better. I'm recovering from knee reconstruction (ouch) so can't travel very far right now, but I would very much like to learn more! I have poured over Kim's site(s) and greatly enjoyed the WEALTH of historical images and behavioral information, they are most excellently done. Thank you, Kim!

I would also like to hear from owners as to whether or not their particular lines tend to trigger allergies -- my fiance is allergic to many breeds (but not Sloughi, Chihuahua or Xolo -- our present and past canine companions).

Thank you for setting up such a spiffy forum!

Best to you and your hounds,
Rebecca



Hi Rebecca

Have I spoken to you before? I am KK and have Waya and Moon here in So. CA. We are in Monrovia. Are you near? Would be happy to talk with you if you wish regarding any questions you may have about the pups. They are terrific and so interesting. If you wish, let me know your email or phone number and I will be happy to contact you. We have mini-gatherings here and nearby where you could meet other owners as well.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 09:30 PM

Okay I had to look that up, because I didn't know what a Xolo was:

Xoloitzcuintli

Can you give me a phonetic spelling?



you have got to be kidding...lol. I really have no idea..
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 04:25 AM

you have got to be kidding...lol. I really have no idea..
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:33 AM

By the way, it's pretty great to meet Kim. We have all had to do it--it's a right of passage for the owners, and my husband and I loved it. I am sure everyone else did too. To see all the dogs together, and see them in such a natural state, it opens your mind to the possibilities.

Some owners that live a great distance, have had to work through the interview process by phone and/or email. We have a large group of members in the Netherlands, also Belgium, France, Switzerland and England. We are learning to speak "dog" in several languages. B) Waf! Waf!
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Posted 04 August 2006 - 02:36 PM

"show-low-its-queen-tlee
Do you just say Show-low?"

<teehee> A fun name, isn't it? I've heard that pronunciation, and it seems to be pretty close, I believe that it's actually almost a glottal "XZ" sound. -- but since I don't speak the native language that it came from I can't vouch for total accuracy. B)

I usually use it with the "Z" beggining, with "zolo" for short. Ours we actually found at the pound, listed as a "Chihuahua with a skin problem" LOL! There are actually quite a few varieties, most all from Central and South America, from tiny little guys up to a 60+ pound size.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 03:04 PM

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, it's always hard to lose a member of the family.

It's fascinating that you have a Xolo, too! How's the relationship between them -- which one is the dominant one (or neither)? Are they both the same gender and similar sizes?

Thanks also for the info on allergies, it helps me with my "database." Is your AI dog a short or long-haired variety?

Wow, a Xolo party. Now THAT I would love to see! Ours is the only Xolo we know, he would probably be flabbergasted by seeing more reflections of himself.

Thanks for all the info!

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 03:22 PM

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, it's always hard to lose a member of the family.

thank you

It's fascinating that you have a Xolo, too! How's the relationship between them -- which one is the dominant one (or neither)? Are they both the same gender and similar sizes?

our ai dog is alpha for sure, Cyrus only weighs 20 lbs. He tries though. Littlestar (our ai) kind of tolerates him and at times seems genuinely amused.
Thanks also for the info on allergies, it helps me with my "database." Is your AI dog a short or long-haired variety?

Littlestar has kind of medium length hair, I think she has some northern breed in her somewhere.

Wow, a Xolo party. Now THAT I would love to see! Ours is the only Xolo we know, he would probably be flabbergasted by seeing more reflections of himself.

I stand corrected on that, it's actually a hairless dog party. all varieties.. We went to one before, a few years ago.
Thanks for all the info!


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Posted 05 August 2006 - 12:21 AM

Okay I had to look that up, because I didn't know what a Xolo was:

Xoloitzcuintli

Can you give me a phonetic spelling?



In dutch we call it a "mexicaanse naakthond" translated it will mean "mexican nude dog"
I never heard anyone use the name Xoloitzcuintli here in the Netherlands I only saw this difficult name in a book about dogbreeds the dutch name is there in big letters and the difficult name in small letters.
The dog is named after a god named Xolotl, so now you know where that difficullt name came from.

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Posted 05 August 2006 - 07:14 AM

Hey James, Love that Avatar. Can we see a large version?
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 06:02 PM

Hey James, Love that Avatar. Can we see a large version?



you asked for it.

that was taken a year ago last spring, before Littlestars rattlesnake bite.
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:23 AM

Hello Rebecca:

My husband Bob and I are proud owners of an IA dog, chocolate colored female named Halfmoon (because she has a white ring around her neck in the shape of a Halfmoon). We live in Norco CA just east of Los Angeles and north of San Diego.

Bob and I are both very allergic to a variety of dogs and most especially cats. I can honestly tell you that Halfie only triggers our allergies when she's been playing in the dirt. Her normal coat doesn't trigger them. I would liken her hair texture to that of a Chihuaha and would recommend IA dogs to anyone who are allergy sensitive to dogs.

If you look on Kim's website and check out the gallery of dogs - look for Shawnee and that is almost exactly what Halfmoon looks like. Like Shawnee, Halfie also has yellow eyes and we too are also mystified by the wisdom that can be seen in those spirit filled eyes. If you get an IA dog I can assure you that you will be never regret your choice. We never have.

Best wishes in your recovery (I had the same surgery to due to skiing - don't do that anymore) it does get better. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:56 AM

Hi Rebecca

Have I spoken to you before? I am KK and have Waya and Moon here in So. CA. We are in Monrovia. Are you near? Would be happy to talk with you if you wish regarding any questions you may have about the pups. They are terrific and so interesting. If you wish, let me know your email or phone number and I will be happy to contact you. We have mini-gatherings here and nearby where you could meet other owners as well.

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Hello KK - My name is Angela, my husband and I live in Norco. I am sooo excited to find an IA dog owner so close to home. I am new to this forum, although Halfmoon (our IA dog) will be 5 in November. I would love to connect with you - I am very interested in picking your brain about any and all information you have on IA dog events in our area. Look forward to hearing from you.
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 01:19 PM

Jim, that is a gorgeous picture---dog on the Savannah. You have taken some very striking pictures.

Hello Bob and Angela! I have passed you through to the member forum. Come on in and join the party. Dog's invited, of course.
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 04:03 PM

Jim, that is a gorgeous picture---dog on the Savannah. You have taken some very striking pictures.

Hello Bob and Angela! I have passed you through to the member forum. Come on in and join the party. Dog's invited, of course.


YAHOOO!! I can't wait to get home from work to share all this with Bob. Look forward to chatting with you.
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Posted 17 August 2006 - 05:36 PM

YAHOOO!! I can't wait to get home from work to share all this with Bob. Look forward to chatting with you.



Hi Angela

So nice to meet you! Yes, we have some members here in So. CA and would love to get together. We have Waya and Moon. My email is (edited) Give me a holler and we can set something up!

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