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The Forum has so much information about Mastiffs - I know in my heart that is is IMPORTANT to so many people and helps us all to learn more about our breed (not to mention the social aspects of this board!)

I do need some help in paying the monthly expenses involved to keep it functioning. 

A contribution to the running of the Forum is necessary before you may advertise a litter of puppies, a stud dog, or the advertisement of any products for sale. ~ A minimum of $25 for each advertised litter or stud dog. ~

Just go to PayPal.com and leave a donation to the Forum.. my Paypal account is the same as my email address, ACSLINDA@comcast.net

OR SEND A CHECK TO :

Linda Rice

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Any help with this ongoing expense of mine would be greatly appreciated ..


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We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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I would love to donate. I love this forum and visit it daily.
Can you post a PayPal link cuz if you wait for me to remember to sit down, write a check and actually get it in the mail it may be a while.

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Just go to Paypal.com


 Click on send money == my paypal address is the same as my email address...   acslinda@comcast.net

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We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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Promise I will if Marley is pregnant!!


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I have no problem with supporting such a great resource,

my only request is that somehow old posts do not disappear, since I started lurking until now a year has disappeared from the oldest posts

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Every bit helps  I'll donate...just because I use the resources. Thanks Linda.
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Linda, please do not think i am being cheeky, but could you enlighten us as to what the actual costs are !!

I for one have no idea what is involved money wise, and i am sure many others are thinking the same !!

When people pay out money, they like to know where it is going etc.
I am in two clay pigeon shooting syndicates with only 15 members in each, and i can assure you each member wants to know where and how the subs were spent, in other words, accounts !!

Surely you can show the workings to us, and come to a mathematical amount that each poster would pay in order to keep things rolling along, without hardship to yourself 


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Unfortunately not all of the Forum members contribute - so far 4 donations this year and about 16  last year, none for several years before that. In a perfect world everyone would contribute their fair share, but when I asked for dues, most people really  balked. They feel it should be free, and that I should pay for all of it.  I will as long as I can - when I can't, I guess the Forum will cease to be.

Here is the break down - it foes not relect the $800 a year I was paying for the storage - now I pay by the month. ($79) - costs me $178 a year more that way, but I just can not scrape up the annual fee at once.  It also does not reflect the charges for the extra things I added from time to time, which I no longer do.





 
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Linda Greeson Rice
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The Mastiff Sweet Spot
http://www.bluequaker.com/Mastiffs.htm



We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".

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The next three donors paying by paypal will be matched up to $50 per donation.  Please PM your paypal receipt your information will be kept private!

Linda - Thank you for keeping the history storage, I have learned tons of information and thank you for keeping the advertisers out of the forum. I know that they would help keep cost down.
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That is the log that Website Toolbox keeps - their record keeping is certainly better than mine! I have nothing to hide - my life is an open book.

  Every time I think of retiring the forum, I think of all of the information here - no way can I remove all of that.  It is my way of helping other mastiff lovers.. passing it on.

Thank you for your generous offer.. you are very special.

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The Mastiff Sweet Spot
http://www.bluequaker.com/Mastiffs.htm



We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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We've had a very bad month in terms of cash flow, but I will donate as soon as I can next month
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I have absolutely no problem with the $12 per year. It's a very small price for a great resource.
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I love the Forum too, I just hate the ads at the bottom. I wish we could generate enough to get rid of them. I sent in l2 but can't remember when...is another dues due?...LOL..
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sounds like more members need to donate. To me, it doesn't matter if you
are advertising a litter, stud dog, product ..or not. If you use the forum you
should help pay for it. Some folks can afford more than others. Surely, every
bit helps. Linda shouldn't have to pay for this resource by herself.

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I have absolutely no problem with the $12 per year. It's a very small price for a great resource.

Ditto, and i think that once a poster reaches over 20,000 posts, they should pay more 

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My offer of matching will expire on August 1st. Please any possible amount up to $50 and I will match it.  12 can easliy be 24. 

Again thanks to Linda we have the great community.  I know that alot of people have meet one another in real life.
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I'll get the receipt off at the last minute, hope it will be in vain
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I'll get the receipt off at the last minute, hope it will be in vain
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I am not a gambler,  but come on number 3.....

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Mscris - I'll donate 50 today via paypal.  We can't let that offer of yours lapse!
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Thank you sarahk2, please send PM with reciept number or have Linda confrim your donation.

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The Mastiff Sweet Spot
http://www.bluequaker.com/Mastiffs.htm



We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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I think Linda can confirm - it would have come from "Ron Kalyan" - that is the name the PayPal account is under.

But...I want Magic Mike dancing for me next post...got it!  (haha)

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I want to thank all of you who have so generously contributed to the running of the Forum - thanks to all of you the Forum is a sure thing until the end of the year.

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Linda Greeson Rice
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The Mastiff Sweet Spot
http://www.bluequaker.com/Mastiffs.htm



We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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Yay!
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Just made a donation. thanks for this forum. It really has been helpful.
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Just made a donation...will try to send more later in the month
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PS...I certainly would not object at all to a $ 12 - $15 or even $20.00 annual fee.
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I just made a donation. Sorry it has taken me so long!
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I asked for a $12 annual fee and people got really upset, so I recinded my ask.  Christina, it is people like you who make my job with this Forum so much more doable. Thankyou!!
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The Mastiff Sweet Spot
http://www.bluequaker.com/Mastiffs.htm



We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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what would be fair for a litter anouncement?
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A contribution to the running of the Forum is necessary before you may advertise a litter of puppies, a stud dog, or the advertisement of any products for sale. ~ A minimum of $25 for each advertised litter or stud dog. ~

Just go to PayPal.com and leave a donation to the Forum.. my Paypal account is the same as my email address, ACSLINDA@comcast.net

OR SEND A CHECK TO :

Linda Rice

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Fruitland Park, FL 34731-0609


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The Mastiff Sweet Spot
http://www.bluequaker.com/Mastiffs.htm



We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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Linda, just letting you know to expect a check in the mail soon, i dropped it in the mail yesterday. Thank you so much for what you do, it is greatly appreciated.
I think I may be in need of a new computer soon as I am wearing this one out fast spending hours upon hours on the forum.

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Linda - I sent a donation through PayPal. It is not much but I hope it helps!
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Linda, I will be sending something, shortly, as well
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Hey guys - Help!!!
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The Mastiff Sweet Spot
http://www.bluequaker.com/Mastiffs.htm



We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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Thanks for the reminder, Linda -- it had slipped my mine!  I just now sent a donation via PayPal
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Linda, may I ask as to (approx.)how much it generally takes to run the forum for a month? I am thinking I can make some more regular donations.
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It averages about $150 - $200 a month. Never less than $150. People just don't realize how much this digs into my budget ( budget, what's that! ) but I have to keep it going - there is just too much information here to toss it away. I learn from it all the time - just this morning I learned why puppies sometimes get a lump wher they have received a vaccine. And the pictures.. I love seeing other dogs.. even the foreign ones. What an education. Meeting new mastiff fanciers.. that rocks. Keeping up with the people I know of.. seeing the mastiff museum, well, it is just all good.
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The Mastiff Sweet Spot
http://www.bluequaker.com/Mastiffs.htm



We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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It a tremendous resource!!! And that is a lot of money coming from one person's pocket, every month! I shall try my best to send something regularly!
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Hi Linda,

Hope all is well down your way!  I am mailing you a donation for the forum and hoping to post a litter announcement...   THanks for keeping the Forum up.  I don't get much time to come on often lately, but I refer people to this wonderful resource all the time!  I no longer use PayPal because my account got hacked.  Please watch for my check later this week.  Hoping to come to Eukanuba this year, so maybe I can catch up with the Florida folks.

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Thank you guys - I appreciate the help.


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The Mastiff Sweet Spot
http://www.bluequaker.com/Mastiffs.htm



We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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Sent a paypal donation. Thanks for the forum - such a great resource.
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Hello Linda,
Hope your getting better.
Put 50 in the mail.
Happy New Years!!!

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Thank you guys - I so appreciate the help. [smile][smile]
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The Mastiff Sweet Spot
http://www.bluequaker.com/Mastiffs.htm



We do not breed often, but we do our best to breed top quality mastiffs
with excellent pedigrees to back them up. All breedings are carefully planned to produce
the very best mastiffs, sound in both body and mind, beautiful and strong,
representing the true mastiff standard.

We fully test our dogs. We believe that a person that "just wants a pet" has a right
to own a beautiful, well bred dog that is sound and healthy
every bit as much as someone wanting a "show dog".
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Linda,
Big changes going on for me this past year. I will donate but probably this Fall. I appreciate the
the forum.
Also, wanted to let you know that the sweatshirt I bought is still like new. No fading and looks like
new. My daughter wants to know if you had in made in a t-shirt with the WMF logo?  She
gets lots of compliments on it..
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Linda,
Just wrote you out a check....our state was just declared a state disaster , because of extreme weather, so no mail for today or tomorrow. But as soon as mail people are back out I will put it in the mailbox. It's not much, but I hope it helps.... Sue

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