Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Dudley Hanks, Feb 12, 2014.

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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    There I was, minding my own business. When, all of a sudden, out
    of nowhere, a wormhole opens up in the middle of my livingroom

    This weird creature starts to feel its way into our universe by
    feeling around.

    Well, what can I say?

    I jumped up and started stamping on it, so it pulls itself back
    into its little worm hole and disappears.

    Unfortunately, it dragged a few of Mich's toys along with it. I
    guess it wanted a sample of what's on this side of the force

    Fortunately, I managed to snap a pic of it before all hell broke

    Comments welcome.

    Take Care,

    BTW, the term "Livingroom" could be considered as a reference to
    the German term that was used to justify the invasion of
    countries around Germany prior to World War II. The grasping of
    the bones might be thought of as a subtle encapsulation of the
    forces behind one of history's most sorrowful
    Dudley Hanks, Feb 12, 2014
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    Eric Stevens Guest

    At least it's a quadriped.
    Eric Stevens, Feb 12, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    Why did you do that to MItch.
    PeterN, Feb 12, 2014
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    Tim Conway Guest

    Mitch probably wasn't aware of it. At any rate he put up with it.
    I personally think it's a good shot what ever it is. :)
    Tim Conway, Feb 13, 2014
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    I put together a Perl script to manipulate images, and just
    had to try it out.

    So, I took a few pics of Mich lying on the floor and / or
    playing with one of his fave nylabones.

    The shot this composite is based on lent itself the best for
    my test, as it started in the top right corner and formed a
    nice diagonal across the pic.

    The script flipped the image horizontally and joined the two.
    Then, it flipped the composite vertically and joined them.

    The final image was over 8000 x 500 and 100++ megabytes.

    The process could be used to produce a fairly large image, if
    the right starting point was used.

    Take Care,
    Dudley Hanks, Feb 13, 2014
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    What can I say? He's an incredibly gifted contortionist ... :

    Take Care,
    Dudley Hanks, Feb 13, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    OT At Westminster last week, I was talking with several knowledgeable
    people, who felt that the best bones for large dogs are raw leg bones.
    They advised that the artificial material sometimes chips off and
    adversely affects the dogs digestive track. While I have no direct
    knowledge, I am simply passing this on.
    PeterN, Feb 13, 2014
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Thanks for that info, Peter. It gives me something to think

    Most trainers I've chatted with have recommended nylabones
    over raw ones. Their reasoning is that nylabones tend to help
    scratch gunk off the dog's teeth better than do natural bones,
    and natural bones tend to splinter, and the splinters have
    resulted in digestive problems.

    Having said that, I have diligently followed the advice of the
    trainers with all three of my GS guides, yet Mich is the first
    dog I've worked with who has not had a sensitive stomach.

    Regarding my first guide, Bonner, it was all I could do to
    keep him regular. In fact, I actually had to retire him early
    because he vomitted so often, and the vet couldn't figure out
    what was causing the problem.

    Regarding Dima, she didn't upchuck her lunch as often, but she
    did have a problem with the runs. Once again, the vet couldn'
    t figure out what caused the problem.

    Mich has a cast iron stomach; nothing bothers him. So he
    doesn't seem to be bothered by the bones.

    Still, it's about time for Mich's annual checkup, so I'll ask
    the vet what he thinks, and I'll send a note to the vet staff
    at GDB.

    Thanks for the heads up. I just might have to find a new chew
    toy for my guides.

    Take Care,
    Dudley Hanks, Feb 13, 2014
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    Savageduck Guest

    Speak to your vet.
    Savageduck, Feb 13, 2014
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    PeterN Guest

    On 2/13/2014 12:04 PM, Dudley Hanks wrote:

    Please do check it out, as I am not speaking from first hand knowledge.
    The professionals there told me that The concept is that raw marrow,
    (leg) bones are not as subject to splintering. They recommend no other
    bones be used.
    PeterN, Feb 13, 2014
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    That's the nice thing about GDB. Not only do I have access to
    a local vet but the school has its own team that deals
    specifically with canine issues, and which is not interested
    in selling me anything, just the dog's health / welfare.

    Take Care,
    Dudley Hanks, Feb 13, 2014
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    PeterN, Feb 13, 2014
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