This came up elsewhere, and it is too late to call up the county and ask, so I thought I'd find out what others know about this.

The local laws here require that dogs be UTD on their rabies shot (given once every 3 years), and last I checked, they do not accept titers. No vaccine = no dog licence = fines (with increasing severity for repeat offenses) if you're caught.
But what about dogs with health problems that could be exacerbated by vaccines? I am specifically thinking about auto-immune disorders. Does anyone have experience with getting their local jurisdiction to buy the titer/doctor's note option instead of giving the vaccine?

Suja
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But what about dogs with health problems that could be exacerbated by vaccines? I am specifically thinking about auto-immune disorders. Does
anyone have experience with getting their local jurisdiction to buy the

titer/doctor's note option instead of giving the vaccine?
Suja
Ooo, good question. Around here they aren't too tough on enforcing the licensing laws. The biggest danger seems to be if you have already licensed your dog and then stop. Anyway, please share when you find out.
Beth
p.s. my Buck roses are beautiful even in this stinky weather. Think about them. They look a lot like old garden roses.
But what about dogs with health problems that could be exacerbated by vaccines? I am specifically thinking about auto-immune disorders. Does anyone have experience with getting their local jurisdiction to buy the titer/doctor's note option instead of giving the vaccine?

Back when the one-year rabies was required here, I had no problem getting the vet to write me a letter saying that Rocky was fully immunized for a three year period.
I called my city's animal services, concerned that the colour- and shape-coded rabies collar tag was for a specific year. They said "Not-a-problem-bye." I was actually happy about their perfunctory reply, figuring that it must have been a common question.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Ooo, good question. Around here they aren't too tough on enforcing the licensing laws.

Nor here. Except we're at higher risk because we go to the dogpark so much. Generally speaking though, AC has always showed up on the weekends, and that's when we normally don't go.
The biggest danger seems to be if you have already licensed your dog and then stop. Anyway, please share when you find out.

The definitive answer is...'Well, I guess if the doctor thinks that it is bad for the dog to get vaccinated, then the county shouldn't have any problems with it. You should try it and see what happens'. Hope that answers your question.
p.s. my Buck roses are beautiful even in this stinky weather. Think about them. They look a lot like old garden roses.

Oh Poo! Actually, most of mine are doing fine, except for some defoliation due to BS. We'll find out more once they survive the winter. So, which roses do you have?
I'm making a list for next year, although I haven't the foggiest idea where I'd put anything. I have a couple of underperforming Austins that will be meeting the sharp end of the shovel come Spring.

Suja
Oh Poo! Actually, most of mine are doing fine, except for some defoliation due to BS. We'll find out more once they survive the winter. So, which roses do you have?
I'm making a list for next year, although I haven't the foggiest idea where I'd put anything. I have a couple of underperforming Austins that
will be meeting the sharp end of the shovel come Spring. <<<

I think I'm going to have to dig up the Sunsprite. My sister's dog seems to have done it in. The two Buck roses I have are the Golden Unicorn and the Earth Song. I may try a Gallica in the spring. I really don't have much more room for roses, though visiting dog is doing damage to my rasberries, so maybe I can put something there. Beth
I think I'm going to have to dig up the Sunsprite. My sister's dog seems to have done it in. The two Buck roses I have are the Golden Unicorn and the Earth Song.

Earth Song was recommended by Olga on GardenWeb, whose climatic conditions are similar to mine. So, I should probably give it a try.
I may try a Gallica in the spring.

Gallicas are great roses, as long as you are okay with the whole 'once blooming' business. These were all recommended to me.

Charles de Mills
Belle de Crecy
Belle sans Flatterie
Alice Viena
Jeny Duval
Tuscany Superb
Duc de Guich
Other good once bloomers include Konigin von Danemark (Alba), and Isaphan (Damask).
Suja
Gallicas are great roses, as long as you are okay with the whole 'once blooming' business. These were all recommended to me.

Are you getting enough rain to even garden? We're having an abnormally dry summer (looks like we'll probably be upgraded to "moderate drought" on next week's drought monitor) and everything's pretty much stopped growing. My creek has gone dry and I'm having to fill buckets out of a wide spot that has some pooled water and haul it back to the fruit trees, and I've lost one pear tree. I can't even think about seeding the portions of the lawn that were torn up during the barn foundation rebuild. The good news, if you can call it that, is that it's making it easier to catch up on getting the fields mowed.
Actually, it looks like about half the country is
experiencing drought: http://drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html
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Actually, it looks like about half the country is experiencing drought: http://drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

we aren't listed as being in a drought, but it's desperate. my trees are dying and the grass, thankfully, is not growing (i really can't be arsed to do much in the way of yard work right now).
we seem to be in a monthly dry-wet cycle where it'll be dry for a month, then rain for a couple of days, then be dry for a month, etc. we haven't had any rain since mid-July, so hopefully this means we'll get some rain soon. i'm not holding my breath or anything, though. pop-up (or popcorn, as our weather guy likes to call 'em) showers are forecast throughout the week, but if the five raindrops we got yesterday are any indication, that's not going to be very helpful.

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we aren't listed as being in a drought, but it's desperate.

Yeah - things have to be quite dire before it's considered a drought. The precipitation situation hasn't been getting much press and none locally, so a couple of neighbors are convinced that it's got something to do with Cornell mucking with the immediate environment and a county-wide coverup. It does seem like oncoming storms have split in two as they approached and gone to either side of us leaving us dry.

I woke up yesterday to no water. I knew my well was okay (it's still artesianing away) but when there are problems with water getting into the house you call the Well Doctor (http://www.welldoctor.com /) and not the plumber, and Mr Doctor said that he's been seeing a lot of burned-out pumps caused by low wells.

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