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jfkoc
Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:31 AM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 21248


We have been waiting and waiting for you to get to Bill. Looks like you made it and have been "in situ" for a week now. 

I hope you are happy in your new home and that you will tell us all about yourself and post a picture too.

Luke


BillBRNC
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 5:39 AM
Joined: 12/2/2015
Posts: 1018


Very nice of you. Doc has been with us since Monday. Doing just fine adjusting. Don't know how to post picture, but will if I can figure out. Doc has already changed my stars. Bill.
Iris L.
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 11:39 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18513


Bill, I hope you and Doc will have a wonderful and long companionship!


Iris L.


Agent 99
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 3:59 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 2166


Hi Bill,

Because I am a budinsky I'll try to walk you through attaching a picture.  It is best to size the photo under 200 kB before trying to attach it.

1.  Hit Add Reply  and type any text.

2.  At the bottom of the text box, hit attachments - a new window will open

3.  At top hit Choose File

4.  Select the option that locates the photo - I usually have the photo in my iPad photo file so that's what I select and it opens the file

5.  Select the photo from the file.

6.  The photo will show up in a teeny box.  Then hit attach on the right of the screen, it will then say uploading please wait.

7.   If the photo attaches you will see the photo file details under the heading  current file attachments.

8.  if the photo size is too big you will see red text  file too big. If the photo is too big it has to be shrunk.  I won't go into how I do it because it is way to convoluted.  I;m just going to hope you know how to change the photo size.

8.  Hit close on the right side of the screen.

Hope this works!


BillBRNC
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 6:15 PM
Joined: 12/2/2015
Posts: 1018


Ok, here I hope it be.
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alz+
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:47 PM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3608



alz+
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:49 PM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3608


DOC!

is he handsome or what?!

what a face, he looks so intelligent and easy going.

can't wait to hear stories. (I copied the image from when I  clicked your link and pasted - never thought it would work but  got lucky!)


jfkoc
Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 8:39 PM
Joined: 12/4/2011
Posts: 21248


Well done team!

What a love!!!


llee08032
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 8:05 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4408


What's up Doc? What a beautiful, handsome boy you are! 

He's a life changer Bill! May you have many happy years together.


Iris L.
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 12:27 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18513


What a great looking, intelligent dog!  He looks to be proud to be a working dog.


Iris L.


alz+
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 1:00 PM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3608


llee08032 wrote:

What's up Doc? What a beautiful, handsome boy you are! 

He's a life changer Bill! May you have many happy years together.

, you know that is going to stick. Forget "commands", Bill will be laughing and asking "What's up Doc?" from now on!

He is a handsome guy, I'm sure Bill is a looker too.

Agent 99
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 1:25 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 2166


Wow, he is so adoGable, handsome and smart looking.  What a smile.  Just looking at his photo is therapeutic.  Can't wait to read about your adventures.
BillBRNC
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 3:24 PM
Joined: 12/2/2015
Posts: 1018


Yeah, the "What's Up Doc" went through my mind almost right away, as my wife is a family doctor. I thought she would get a kick out of it. So I have a Golden Retriever sign that I've written the words on so they look kind of ok. He's a really nice dog. Only had him a week now, but he has settled in like he's lived here all his life. We've taken him to some nice restaurants already, and he just goes under the table or next to my chair and stays on the floor without moving much at all. I figure he will be with me until the end, which I hope is a long way off.
Mimi S.
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 7:08 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Goldies are wonderful, gentle dogs. Fabulous!!!
BillBRNC
Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 7:38 PM
Joined: 12/2/2015
Posts: 1018


I meant to say thanks to Agent99 for his advice. I don't know if I did it your way, but I sure started off doing it your way. I just hope I can do it again sometime. Thanks.
llee08032
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:07 AM
Joined: 5/20/2014
Posts: 4408


I love how dogs just tuck themselves into your life as if they were always there. This must be a good sign! Doc looks very happy to have a good home.
a_step@a_time
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:30 AM
Joined: 11/21/2015
Posts: 237


Bill, Doc is so handsome and looks well behaved.  I've seen so many retrievers doing 'love attacks' at me, but yours looks so well behaved.  I'm so happy for you!  Keep us updated.
alz+
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:37 AM
Joined: 9/12/2013
Posts: 3608


what was Agent99's advice?

Hey Bill, Doc is already comfy in restaurants. Even if he does  not have to DO a lot of things like some service dogs do he has made the atmosphere lighter.

Lucky for both of you!


BillBRNC
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:57 AM
Joined: 12/2/2015
Posts: 1018


Doc's training started as a Parkinson's service dog, so he has all the mobility and brace/balance stuff down pat already. When we realized my primary dementia is Lewy Body, which is Parkinson Demential, we realized that I would need a service dog that could easily change gears into a mobility dog in the event the Lewy Body thing produces a lot of Parkinson problems. My doctors have said that I should expect the Parkinson stuff to begin in the not too distant future, since the Pet Scan showed that I had more damage in the LBD area of the brain than I had in the Alz area. Since I have both areas, and my neuro-testing showed both, they diagnosed me with mixed dementia of both types, with the Lewy Body probable in first place. Anyway, Doc is already doing well with his training to get me home from most anywhere we walk, and also take me places. While I know how to do these things right now, I'll not be able to know my way around as the dementia stuff progresses, at least so they say. Regardless what he can and can't do, he is worth his weight in gold for companionship and bring calmness in the face of my mood/behavior stuff. Well, we are off to the grocery store and Post Office now.
BlueSkies
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:49 AM
Joined: 2/24/2016
Posts: 1096


What a beautiful dog Bill!  I know he is going to bring much love, companionship and laughter to your life.  Enjoy your special journey together. 

PS...  I have 3 dogs and a cat that aren't service animals, but boy what love and joy they have added to my life   Tried to attach pics, but they were too large.  Don't know how to make them smaller


Iris L.
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 11:53 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18513


Blue Skies, go up above and read Agent 99's instructions to Bill on how to make your photo smaller and add it.


Iris L.


Agent 99
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:06 PM
Joined: 6/7/2013
Posts: 2166


Alz+ - I wrote instructions on how to post a photo a few posts near the top.

Unfortunately I don't know a simple way to shrink photos.  There may be an app that does it but I haven't looked for one.  I will post on the spouse board and ask how others shrink their photos because there's a lot of photo posting there.  The way I do it is very cumbersome but I will explain.

If the photo is too large I send the photo to myself in an email.  Sometimes the email has an option to pick the size of the photo to send.  So I pick small.  I receive the email then save the smaller photo.  Then post that photo.

Doc - no need for thanks but accepted!  Chaos welcomes you to our special e-village.


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BlueSkies
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 4:47 PM
Joined: 2/24/2016
Posts: 1096


Agent 99, my photo is too large and I do not get an option to pick a smaller size.  Thanks for your help anyway.  Maybe I can figure something out.
a_step@a_time
Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:12 AM
Joined: 11/21/2015
Posts: 237


I believe in the "gallery" photo view mode of my tablet there is a drop down menu with with word "crop" that allows resize and save.  On my phablet I can select the whole pic in this same crop mode and save it... And even seems to save as smaller file size so I can attach to email.  The system renames using same file number but adds"-1" to it.