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nature

climber
Boulder, CO
Feb 12, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
Sato looks like a fun beast to own.
Mr Roy

climber
Seattle
Feb 13, 2013 - 12:13am PT
Well I'm glad you don't work for the CIA & you posted up their names. Great names. Good luck again..times are tuff.
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 01:14am PT
Dogs are great.

Kuma is Japanese for Bear.

Sato is Indonesian for "one"

Sato can also mean Sugar in Japanese, but I'm not sure I want people to know my dogs could go by the name "Sugar Bear."
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 08:51am PT
FOr those who asked. Dog photos first.

Some of my wife too.

Kuma
Kuma
Credit: Guangzhou

Kuma as a puppy
Kuma as a puppy
Credit: Guangzhou

Playful Kuma
Playful Kuma
Credit: Guangzhou

My wife Ernita, and I. Can't remember the name of the place where this...
My wife Ernita, and I. Can't remember the name of the place where this photo was taken. Wink Wink
Credit: Guangzhou

Ernita finishing her first Yosemite route on Manure Pile Buttress.
Ernita finishing her first Yosemite route on Manure Pile Buttress.
Credit: Guangzhou
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Feb 13, 2013 - 10:01am PT
At different times, I had a cat named Anjing, and another named Kucing.
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 13, 2013 - 10:13am PT
Guangzhou, apologies for adopting a harsh tone.

Sometimes the stress of being a carer gets to me.

As I have previously written, I brought my dog Ci (Welsh for dog, pronounced 'Key', in Brittany, it is Ki, Brythonic Celtic, both languages).

In Irish (Goildelic Celtic) dog is 'madra'.

Ci was from a tiny village in north Wales, 3/4 border collie, 1/4 lab. He was 10-1/2 when he died of sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, none of the vets had seen before bar Professor Chris Bellinger at the UCD Vet School, Ci's case was the third he had seen in 35 years working as a vet in Australia (he's an Oz), the States and here in Ireland.

Very rare, even rarer in cats, but for some reason the disease affects adolescent Polynesian girls. Strange, eh?

Prof Bellinger gave me a paper from the North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, with five case studies, four dogs, and one a cat.

Ci was lively, not showing signs of aging, and then... gone. My little pal.

As I mentioned, make sure that the dog carriers/kennels/crates are up to airline standards (check out the The International Air Transport Association - IATA - website if you have already haven't).

When I stopped over in Atlanta (Delta Airlines hub) from Heathrow to SF in 2003, they let me go down to the cargo area to see Ci, even though it was against the rules. I can't imagine post-911 of such 'clearance', so to speak.

Good luck for your dogs, wife and you.

Cheers

Patrick


EDIT

Tradmanclimbs, I sort of see your point, but animals/pets can help relieve stress. That some people think more of them than humans, well...

I hope you can work through your difficulties and medical bills. If I ever win the lottery I will help you and others to the best of my ability.

Now, I just have to find the winning numbers. ;-)
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Feb 13, 2013 - 10:31am PT
I have to add, that when I landed in San Francisco (January 1993, did I write 2003 before? I'll check. 1993), with Ci in his kennel, the Customs/Immigration Officer let us 'fly' through. Jeez I could have been smuggling dope or contraband.
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
Thanks Patrick.

For thos who want the update:

lacosteemmanuel@yahoo.com paypal account has received $221.09 deposits for this cause. I appreciate everyone who donated.

Chip-In has reached $75.00.

That's a total of $296.09 raised. Again, appreciate all the help.

Once we are back in America and settled, all, not just those who donated, will have a guestroom to crash in where ever we are living. Hopefully near some great climbing.

Eman
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 16, 2013 - 07:16am PT
Another $72.00 raised in the last 48 hours.

Eman
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 19, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
Please let me know where you live. Might be a good state to avoid.

Eman
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 19, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
Teddy says "Hope you are coming closer to your goal. Your dogs look like the kind of dogs I like to meet. Not too big, not too small, just right!"

Credit: happiegrrrl
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Feb 19, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
Awww! Teddie is major cute.

OP: I've sworn off paypal. Dick ass operation tells me I've reached my spending limit although all my accounts are paid. They won't increase my "spending limit". Until I give them my bank info. Screw that.
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2013 - 02:45am PT
Teddy is very cute. I bet the three of them would love playing together.

Eman
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Feb 20, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
Wow, this is quite the thread, raging back and forth, speculation, projection, and some resolution too. A real popcorn kind of event.



There are plenty of scams out there, most of us encounter them fairly frequently. They're usually pretty clumsy, bad spelling and lousy syntax, with a waft of the ludicrous about them. Often, scams seek to prey on that human urge to get something for nothing, I mean really, how do people fall for that Nigerian scam stuff? What, you need someplace to park 15 million dollars, and I can keep some it?

This guy doesn't come off like that, regardless of your view on donating to a very specific animal welfare issue or personal financial responsibility. Maybe ya'll are all emotionally callused from screaming "get a job ya bum" at street corner panhandlers, but some of the stuff in this thread seems needlessly harsh on a guy who's big crime is asking for help.

That said, I can understand not wanting the Taco to become the internet equivalent of a prime street corner near the supermarket, but a little civility, especially with strangers, is seldom a bad policy.

I didn't notice anyone coming down on Clark Jacobs for needing some help with his medical expenses, or RLF for setting up a donation mechanism.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Mar 3, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
What's the news on Indonesian visas and getting the dogs back to America?
Guangzhou

Trad climber
Asia, Indonesia, East Java
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2013 - 01:45am PT
@ Jan, news on Indonesia Kitas is that I am still leaving.

I posted on this thread last week, but didn't seem to show up. Guess I will post the news again.

My wife Ernita, Sato, Kuma, and I are leaving Indonesia. It's now 100% confirmed.

We previously planned on returning to the U.S.A., but both of us have been offered a teaching position in Mongolia. (Maybe that's where I posted the news, the Mongolia thread). Ernita will be teaching Pre-K and I will be teaching Middle School Math at the American International School of Ulaanbaatar. Our contract starts in August. We arrive in Mongolia August 10th.

We ended up with three job offers in three very different locations. Bali, Mongolia, and Switzerland. Each had pros and cons and we quickly narrowed our choice to Mongolia and Swiss. Even with the bitter cold winters, Mongolia won. The Swiss school was a better location, but neither my wife or I had a desire to work in a boarding school.

This means that some of you need to check you PAYPAL account for a refund on your donation. I'm guessing I have the money back in your account within a month or so.

So, I haven't skied since the late 1990s, looking forward t0 it. With such a cold winter, my wife and I will most likely learn to Ice-Climb too. Don't see any school there, so we may have to teach ourselves.

Eman

Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Apr 14, 2013 - 02:04am PT
Congratulations on the Mongolia jobs!

I'd be curious to hear how it goes.
Have thought about working there at that school in the past.

cheers
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:03am PT
I've watched this thread from the start. Interesting. Congrats on the jobs. What happens to the dogs now?




As an aside, my daughter is trying to get a 9 month old pit bull back to Hawaii. There's no way in hell I'm giving her a nickel for this. Mostly as shes 27 and she should be able to pay her own way, but if she's stupid enough to get a dog on the mainland knowing that she needs to get it to where she lives, she should have enough money to plan on paying for it. However, for those who feel the need to get dogs into different locations for folks too stupid to think ahead (like my daughter), I can provide a paypal address so you can help her raise the $500 needed to get the mutt over there.


Oh, for a tad further info, which is always the case you don't get when folks are in need and asking for you to pay for things that are not your business: for her birthday a few days back, I offered her $200 cash or an Ipod mini. She chose the Ipod mini, and now she needs YOU to donate some money to get the mutt to Hawaii as she doesn't have any. My brother, who's done quite well by working his ass off, had payed for her flight over and back to Hawaii, so that's covered. Strangely, he won't pay for the dogs flight. "The crushing burden of modern life is taking it out of her, she needs your help"....sigh [/sarcasm]. Just don't expect her to give up regular $5.00 Starbucks coffees or her daily Jamba Juices. She's struggling financially and just doesn't have the resources to get the dog home. "Please help so that the puppy doesn't have to be put down".


Anyone into helping her here? Family isn't into it despite having a shitload of resources to do it if they chose too, and she need's some gullible suckers to step up.

Didn't think so.

Me either.


Anyway, enough about my daughter. In her case, it's all about choices, which is known by family close friends and which explains why she would need someone else, say ....gullible strangers not acquainted with her poor spending habits for example, to step up and pay the dogs way. I'm not speaking of anyone else's circumstance, just hers and her's alone. It just happened that this thread got bumped as this drama is unfolding here in my home. I'm sure that's not the case for these 2 dogs of emans. Again, good luck with the doges Eman.






2-8-13
"Well, looks like I've become one of the beggars.

After several years of living in Indonesia, teaching here, opening a business that employs locals, and being married to an Indonesian, the government is complicating the process for me to stay even more. Kitas, Indonesia Work Visa, are almost impossible for me to get this year, and spouses of Indonesians aren't allowed to work.

The climbing gym is only two years old, so doesn't provide a positive cash flow yet.

With all this in mind, over the last couple months, Ernita and I have discussed the possibility of moving to America where I can teach Middle School Again. Arizona and Washington D.C. both have jobs for me. (I prefer Arizona because I can pick some places near climbing) I would love Northern California but still working some issues there.

Anyways, I've started a Chip-in to help me relocated the two dogs. They are family, we have no kids. (Sensitive issue) We've considered giving them up for adoption, but locals raise their dogs in cages, so the idea isn't appealing.

If we raise enough money, or raise more than we need, we plan on giving all the extra to a local Animal Welfare Society. They operate a no kill shelter.

Hope to get some help, but I also know times are tight for everyone.

Link to blog with donation widget.

Cheers,
Eman"

"For now, I need to raise some funds to bring Kuma and Sato with us."

4-13-13
"@ Jan, news on Indonesia Kitas is that I am still leaving.

I posted on this thread last week, but didn't seem to show up. Guess I will post the news again.

My wife Ernita, Sato, Kuma, and I are leaving Indonesia. It's now 100% confirmed.

We previously planned on returning to the U.S.A., but both of us have been offered a teaching position in Mongolia. (Maybe that's where I posted the news, the Mongolia thread). Ernita will be teaching Pre-K and I will be teaching Middle School Math at the American International School of Ulaanbaatar. Our contract starts in August. We arrive in Mongolia August 10th.

We ended up with three job offers in three very different locations. Bali, Mongolia, and Switzerland. Each had pros and cons and we quickly narrowed our choice to Mongolia and Swiss. Even with the bitter cold winters, Mongolia won. The Swiss school was a better location, but neither my wife or I had a desire to work in a boarding school.

This means that some of you need to check you PAYPAL account for a refund on your donation. I'm guessing I have the money back in your account within a month or so.

So, I haven't skied since the late 1990s, looking forward t0 it. With such a cold winter, my wife and I will most likely learn to Ice-Climb too. Don't see any school there, so we may have to teach ourselves.

Eman "


Mr Roy

climber
Seattle
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:11am PT
I knew it. Bali, Mongolia, and Switzerland. Three CIA hot spots.

Good luck, Chow
Mr Roy

climber
Seattle
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Dividing up Mongolia's mining riches from Oyu Tolgoi

Mongolia has for centuries been characterised as a nation of nomads and cattle herders, but this is all changing thanks to a huge new copper and gold mine.

The mine is Oyu Tolgoi, which is Mongolian for Turquoise Hill, and it is already beginning to transform the economy of this sparsely-populated central Asian nation, sending it towards the top of international growth tables.

But this year, there has been disagreement over the details of the contract between Rio Tinto and the Mongolian government. Ulaan Baatar wants Rio Tinto to explain why it has over-spent on the project by more than $2bn (1.3bn).



The Anglo-American mining giant Rio Tinto has spent $6.2bn so far on developing the site, which lies in the Gobi more than 300 miles south of Mongolia's capital Ulaan Baatar.



But Mongolia is concerned it will not receive royalties any time soon because development costs have increased. Under the terms of its deal, Ulaan Baatar won't get a share of the profits until Rio has recovered its investment.

Referring to the current dispute with Rio, President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj says that firms mining in Mongolia have a great impact on the country.

"We would like to see that footprint bring development to Mongolian society - not scar it."

"The world has changed, change has to come to mining business. Our people are more informed, more educated and because of that are asking more questions."

Rio Tinto's Colin McRae insists his firm wants to deal fairly with Mongolia's government, but that politicians should let the miners get on with their business.


Politicians should let miners get on with their business, says Cameron McRae


Yet it is not just Western mining firms that come in for criticism. Much of the mine's output will be taken by road over the border to China, leading some to fear that it will be Mongolia's huge southern neighbour that will ultimately benefit from the mine.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21850604


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