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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 22, 2017 4:27 PM CST
I've tried quite a few times to change my avatar photo but it doesn't seem to be working. I click on Browse and select the photo I want to use; then I click on Save Changes and I get a message that says my changes have been saved but when I click to return to my public profile ... the old picture is still there. Confused

My husband just recently updated the operating system on my laptop ... could that be the issue?

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Nov 22, 2017 9:45 PM CST

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You have to click the option to remove the other photo first and then add the new one and save changes. I just tested it and changed mine.
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tx_flower_child
Nov 22, 2017 10:08 PM CST
And a very nice avatar it is!
Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 23, 2017 11:00 AM CST
Sad I've changed my avatar photo numerous times over the years and never had to click to remove the old photo before. I'll try removing the old photo first and see if that works.

Sighing! It must be something with my laptop.

I removed the old photo and tried to upload a new one and .... nada. It doesn't seem to work that way either. I got the message that my changes have been saved but it's blank, no avatar photo.

edited to say: I'll just be an Acorn until I can figure it out. :)

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Nov 23, 2017 7:53 PM CST

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Could you email me the photo that you're trying to use? I suspect there's a problem with the picture itself. Send it to dave@garden.org
Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 23, 2017 8:21 PM CST
Dave, I've tried a few different photos and none are working. I'll send a couple of them to see if you can figure out what's going on. I'm thinking it might very well be an issue with my wacky laptop.
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 23, 2017 8:38 PM CST
Dave, I finally got one to work! My husband said it could be that the ones I've been trying to upload the past couple of days were too large. The one I just uploaded of our dog is 9.1MB. The ones below are a few of the ones that didn't work and the file sizes.

9.2MB


11.3MB


10.3MB


Anyway, I'm fine having my doggie's picture as my current avatar ... nothing wrong with the big Acorn but I'm happier with my pups face. Green Grin!

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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Nov 23, 2017 11:18 PM CST
You have a beautiful pup. Lovey dubby
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Nov 24, 2017 8:56 AM CST
I'm glad you're no longer an acorn, Lin! Smiling
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 24, 2017 9:02 AM CST
@Frenchy21, thank you! Our two pups are spoiled rotten!
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 24, 2017 9:04 AM CST
@Weedwhacker Sandy, LOL ... I don't mind being a giant Acorn once in awhile but I do like to be able to change my look whenever I want. Smiling
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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Nov 24, 2017 1:10 PM CST
They are both beautiful! What breed are they? I want one. Big Grin
Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 24, 2017 4:38 PM CST
Golden Retrievers ... fun, smart, goofy dogs. Green Grin!
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tx_flower_child
Nov 24, 2017 11:36 PM CST
By George, Lin, I think you've done it!
Nice picture of a goofy ole dog. GRs really are wonderful additions to any family. I see many of them in my neck of the woods.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 25, 2017 9:43 AM CST
GR's are the best family dog. My husband and I had dogs in the household for a lot of years and then for many years we had only cats in the household and when our last kitty passed about 5 years ago, we decided to get another dog. We were very familiar with the Golden Retriever breed because my youngest sister raised many of them over the years and she was also involved with a GR Rescue for awhile. Goldens have the best temperament; they are smart, loving, goofy dogs! I'd never advise one for any type of watch dog because they don't consider anyone or anything an enemy. Our pups are 4 1/2 and 1 1/2 years old and rarely bark; when they do bark, it's usually to get someone's attention and their tails are wagging excessively ... they love attention. Both of our boys think whenever the door bell rings that someone has come to play with them! Smiling
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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Nov 25, 2017 12:26 PM CST
Thank you Lin Smiling Maybe when we retire we could get one. Only if we get a bigger house as the one we are in is rather small. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 25, 2017 10:53 PM CST
Lin, do you have your GRs shaved down for the warm weather? My husband's cousin has one and always does that -- she looks more like a lab with her short "summer hairdo."

I agree about them being excellent family dogs -- we have a great boarding kennel just a couple of miles away, where they not only board dogs but also raise goldens (the kennel is called "Golden Acres," appropriately enough)... beautiful, friendly, really just not enough good things you can say about them! Lovey dubby
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 25, 2017 11:16 PM CST
Sandy, no we don't shave our dogs. I know many people do for the summer but I've heard both pros and cons regarding that issue. One of our goldens has much longer and thicker hair than the other but in the summer they both spend more time indoors in the air conditioning than outside in the heat. Green Grin!

One of my nephews used to shave his dog ... it wasn't a long haired dog but it had a really thick coat. They lived in south Florida and even though his dog spent most of the time inside, my nephew still felt that he needed to shave him during the summer months.

If we had a GR breeder nearby, we'd probably have a house full. Green Grin! We actually talked about getting a 3rd but figured at our ages, 2 was probably enough to handle ... but ya never know!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 25, 2017 11:24 PM CST
Lin, we've had people suggest that we should have our collies shaved in the summer too -- but from everything I've read about collies, their fur will never grow back right afterward, and also the fur is actually an insulator against the heat for them. Plus, of course, it really isn't THAT hot very much of the time up here; when it is, I just soak them down with a watering can or give them a bath. Shrug!

Honestly, I think most people do the "shaving" for their own convenience of not having so much fur to deal with.

Also -- IMO 2 big dogs pretty much IS a "house full" ! (However, I also understand the appeal of having another... Big Grin )
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 25, 2017 11:39 PM CST
That's what I've heard from a couple of veterinarians too ... that a canine's coat acts as an insulator from heat and cold and they do not need to be shaved. Smiling

LOL, we have a fairly decent size home and it's just the two of us and the 2 dogs and although they are a large breed, I never feel like it's a house full. Now ... my sister and her husband have a very large house and they have 2 English Mastiffs (200+ lbs EACH) and my sister wants another!! She'd have a house full of mastiffs if her husband would agree to it. Green Grin! They are gentle giants but the slobber is unbelievable and they shed a lot too; not quite as much shedding as GR's but they do shed ... and it costs a fortune to feed them! This is a photo from a couple of years ago of my sisters two dogs:
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