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About Maz51

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  • Birthday 09/27/1951

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    Marianne Cottee, nee Chambers, Mayes, (adopted) Mayhook (born Rasmussen)
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    Retired: Theatre Nurse; Med/PA secretary; nearly 10 years as VR in Sea and Air Cadets;
  • Biography
    Born Denmark. Two siblings - recently discovered via DNA that we all have different fathers! both parents now passed. (I found at 58yrs five months after father's demise that I was adopted by him from children's home (born out of wedlock)aged nearly 4)and sister's father was also mine but...DNA genetic testing via shot that down last year. NO worries - they were amazing parents.
    My husband looked at my striken face saying - 'You're not the woman I thought you were!' ROFL.... then
    Schooled in Oz. Grew up on a farm with eccentric mum/pioneer who introduced 5,000 new chicken stock into North Borneo.
    We also rescued several hundred dogs, cats - kittens & puppies out there and looked after orang-utans (48 over 8 years) otters, anteaters, mousedeer, gibbons, macaques, parrots, heron, African Grey, rats and bats (my pets) slow lorris', horse (retired young racehorse from Ireland/Singapore, rescued circus pony and other unusual animals. Rescued baby crocs from the pot too.
    Moved house 38 times.
    Moved to UK Dec 1969.
    School Ed. ended at 13.
    Nursing studies 1972-76 and Post grad nursing course in Theatre at Charing Cross following six months night duties at Guy's.
    Since then I studied and worked and hold about 8 'A' levels through my nursing, VR work (received my Diamond Jubilee medal)and private studies incl RSA course in Secretarial studies at Bracknell College and an Anaesthetic/Theatre perioperative practitioner (all rounder) Refresher Course at UWE.
    I hold Car, Motorbike and Coach licences. Also via VR Sea Cadets: RYA Day Skipper, Power Boat and safety certs, ME II, FAW Instr & Assessor (within MS-SC, music - snare drum and brass.
    Many varied jobs incl coach driving between divorces... No. 3 is brill. No 1 set precedence in divorce law lol - Mayes vs Mayes '83/'84 - was mentally ill. Has two grown children with whom I am still in touch albeit twice a year.
    Three kids - Daughter (32)is in top of DnB DJ - 'Missrepresent' - sadly we don't talk much - she is manic depressive like her father but I love her and am very proud of her.
    Two sons from No 2 - now 22 and 24 both settling with lovely girlfriends and in decent jobs - design engineering machinery. Also staying close by for extra cupboard food!!
    They get on very well with my Dave.
    Their father and step mum near too but not 'close' in true sense however loyal - and they have a younger half brother.
    You will see my background on dogs - via my WHW breeding etc...on forum posts.
    I mean well but know I can come across quite strong & opinionated - a chip off my mother's block!! Very determined strong woman.
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    Brass Band. Musher, Cruiser & caravan camper.

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  1. Stay positive. You would have appear to have a very good vet. [emoji5] Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  2. I did say my post might not be allowed however it still stands. If a dog's one year equals seven years to a human .... or even two years equals fourteen. . breeding under two is wrong. The KC won't register pups born off of a Dam this young. I'm leaving this post because ignorance is a sin if the welfare of ANY animal is damaged.. there is enough availability to information out there for anyone who really wants to know the who what how when where and why. Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  3. Hope this helps. Jean Cote is so helpful and knowledgeable.. . ...... I was walking quietly with my dog Chase when all of a sudden we saw a Doberman walking towards us. Barking…Growling and showing teethes. His owner was screaming and yelling at his dog to stop. Even calling his dog an "idiot." So what did I do? I turned to Chase and started speaking to her like she had just won the Price Is Right. Took out her toy and started playing with her. Of course, she was all shaken up. But this quick thinking on my part prevented a negative association from happening. So why am I telling you this? Well, at first I was angry at the owner. He obviously had no clue how to train his dog. But then I sympathized with him. Because years ago I was in the same shoes he was - without any understanding of how dogs learn and how to train them. I remember how I had adopted the "Punishment Mindset" and thought I had to inflict pain to get my dog to stop all of the bad behaviors. How I had to roll my dog over on his back and walk through the door first to prove I was the "Leader." Of course, as I learned more about dog training this all turned out to be nonsense. But I can't blame him for not knowing. And that's why I work so diligently helping my fellow dog owners on my website and through my online dog training courses. So in the next few days, I'm going to share my BIGGEST lessons I've learned from dog training. They're going to be EPIC. The first one is going to be about this training technique known as "Peak State." It's something that I've been using with my dogs for YEARS, and almost nobody knows about it. I'll tell you what it is tomorrow. Talk soon, Jean Cote Animal Lover & Dog Trainer Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  4. . Training is and can be fun time. Helps bonding too. 🤗 Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  5. Research the breed and how to care for your pup . Knowledge is Power. But only if you know how to apply it. Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  6. Prayers to you for support and healing for your furkid xxx Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  7. RIP Chuck. Grew up with him in my childhood! Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  8. Change vet. Admin may not let me post this however.. You haven't said how old she is.. Breeding under two years is not good.. they need to mature - it's like a child rape what she went through....! Is the male free of genetic traits not desired in breeding? Is HER record clear too? Including venereal infections? I'm distressed for her and cannot say any more..without becoming really angry. Your lack of knowledge of this breed (or any) and the circumstances under which she was crying are even more worrying. Get some information and knowledge on a dog's life cycle and the right care of this breed, because if she is too young, pregnancy is /can be dangerous; her health and nutrition is absolutely vital and you sound like you haven't a clue. It's what you don't know that can be detrimental and harmful; RESEARCH... please. Why are you interested in breeding? For enhancing a good dna/genetic lineage of a beautiful breed ? Or for puppies to sell for personal gain? Do you HAVE ANY idea of what it takes to be a responsible caring breeder for your girl and do you have time - lots of it - and commitment? Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  9. You wait. There's more to come. Now yo.u start. Watch his intro to the what how & why. Little and often.. Jean Cote's '+ve reward training' will help you and your pup grow into a creditable owner of a well behaved awesome furkid. By four months (latest) they need: Stimulating. Focus. And staying out of trouble! 🤗 Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  10. Lol. Our interpretation here in UK : Caravan = car-a-van with a live-in unit 'van in tow - which let's one sleep in, many with a showr/wc amenity, oven, top rings with gas for cooking, and a kitchen sink. Trailer -- an open or closed 'box' on wheels. We use trailers here to transport goods, garden waste or stuff to take to a tip (for land-fill disposal) or to carry vehicles. 🤗 Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
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  12. I'd ditch the boyfriend...personally Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  13. My Girl's more of a Woolly but her top coat is quite distinct to the undercoat.. I haven't ever seen an undercoat longer than a top coat tbh unless grooming has been missed out a lot.... ? Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  14. Vanquis got my credit rating within a year. .. Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app
  15. I love my H harnesses for Husky camp and walking out but these dbl up for pulling too. It's like changing a pair of shoes on a long day on your feet so swapping harnesses aids the dogs' skeletal and muscular issues too. I had a lot of advice from a professional racer hence my own input from that help! Sent from my SM-G900F using Husky Owners mobile app