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Who's going to the PCA Swap this year in Carlisle?

Looking forward to getting everyone together and celebrating the start of this monumental summer!

Which of our cars would you like to see? 930 Slantnose, 718 GT4, RSR? Maybe all of them and then some




Feel free to post any events in the Philly area! The more the merrier
 

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Hmmmm.... I guess the pandemic is over and no one told us. :unsure:

Honestly, I'd like to go, but I think I'll continue to stay away from large crowds for at least another six months (maybe longer).
 

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Hmmmm.... I guess the pandemic is over and no one told us. :unsure:

Honestly, I'd like to go, but I think I'll continue to stay away from large crowds for at least another six months (maybe longer).
The event will be in accordance with state and local laws!
Only our fully vaccinated employees will be in attendance!
 

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T-9 days until Carlisle!

We have been busy amassing a true fleet of Fabspeed Equipped cars, 30+ and counting! We can't wait to showcase all that we have to offer, stop by our massive 60x40 tent for some free merch and eye candy.


 

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Look forward to seeing everyone in Carlisle tomorrow morning! Make sure you stop by our MASSIVE tent... we have quite a few surprises in store


 

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Unfortunately I will not be attending. I have a patient to take car of 😔 There's always next year.
Beautiful Dog!

Being a person that sometimes prefers the company of a dog over many of the humans I know, I am curious to know what happened to your guy.
 

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Beautiful Dog!

Being a person that sometimes prefers the company of a dog over many of the humans I know, I am curious to know what happened to your guy.
Barry he had bloat. Something I had never heard of or knew about. We were both in the yard for most of the day. I was working on the garden. He loves playing ball and chasing sticks. Even at 8 years old, he's very active, running back and forth along the fence line with the neighbors dogs to either side. It's a big yard so he gets plenty of exercise.

Well we came in about 6pm. I fed him and sat at the kitchen table knowing I didn't feel like cooking. So I let him out in the yard and I took a shower. Let him back in and I went to a local roadhouse for their baked fish sandwich. They were packed and I didn't feel like waiting around so I went somewhere where I could have a beer while my takeout was prepared. Gone all of 40 minutes.

I get home and he doesn't greet me at the door. I looked around and saw a small patch of bile in the foyer. Thought maybe the cat had an upset stomach. Willie finally emerged looking what I initially interpreted as guilt. Thought maybe he did something he wasn't supposed to do. Went into my office and saw a huge amount of bile on the rug. Went back to the foyer and looked into the living room and found the same. I knew then he was in trouble. Thought maybe he ingested something that was poisonous. I immediately took him down to my truck and to the local animal ER. Voluntary covid restrictions have these facilities keeping owners outside. They come retrieve him and after about 1/2hr diagnosis tell me they need to operate immediately to untwist his stomach. Oddly the vet also said he had a torn spleen, so they needed to remove it. Vet thought it may have occurred when he was wrenching. That's when I discovered what bloat is even after having another German Shepherd for 15 years.

Large breed, large chested dogs such as GS and Boxers are susceptible to this. No no reason for the cause is known. My other guy was just as active and ate all kinds of things dogs should not. Heck my dad used to feed him grapes and apple and pear skins.

I am ecstatic to say Willie is back to being Willie. However he has an 8 inch incision on his belly that needs to heal properly, so no running for quite a while. I can see he's already getting antsy, but too bad. No free rein for a while. Only leash walks.

This is William Wallace less than four days after all of that, thinking I'm just going to let him out in the yard lol

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Barry he had bloat. Something I had never heard of or knew about. We were both in the yard for most of the day. I was working on the garden. He loves playing ball and chasing sticks. Even at 8 years old, he's very active, running back and forth along the fence line with the neighbors dogs to either side. It's a big yard so he gets plenty of exercise.

Well we came in about 6pm. I fed him and sat at the kitchen table knowing I didn't feel like cooking. So I let him out in the yard and I took a shower. Let him back in and I went to a local roadhouse for their baked fish sandwich. They were packed and I didn't feel like waiting around so I went somewhere where I could have a beer while my takeout was prepared. Gone all of 40 minutes.

I get home and he doesn't greet me at the door. I looked around and saw a small patch of bile in the foyer. Thought maybe the cat had an upset stomach. Willie finally emerged looking what I initially interpreted as guilt. Thought maybe he did something he wasn't supposed to do. Went into my office and saw a huge amount of bile on the rug. Went back to the foyer and looked into the living room and found the same. I knew then he was in trouble. Thought maybe he ingested something that was poisonous. I immediately took him down to my truck and to the local animal ER. Voluntary covid restrictions have these facilities keeping owners outside. They come retrieve him and after about 1/2hr diagnosis tell me they need to operate immediately to untwist his stomach. Oddly the vet also said he had a torn spleen, so they needed to remove it. Vet thought it may have occurred when he was wrenching. That's when I discovered what bloat is even after having another German Shepherd for 15 years.

Large breed, large chested dogs such as GS and Boxers are susceptible to this. No no reason for the cause is known. My other guy was just as active and ate all kinds of things dogs should not. Heck my dad used to feed him grapes and apple and pear skins.

I am ecstatic to say Willie is back to being Willie. However he has an 8 inch incision on his belly that needs to heal properly, so no running for quite a while. I can see he's already getting antsy, but too bad. No free rein for a while. Only leash walks.

This is William Wallace less than four days after all of that, thinking I'm just going to let him out in the yard lol

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I'm so happy to hear that Willie is doing okay. Bloat or GDV is a surgical emergency. It's a good thing that you got home when you did. The spleen can rupture when the stomach rotates. There is a surgery that helps to prevent GDV called prophylactic gastroplexy which can be done with another surgery such as a spay or neuter. As you noted, there is no known cause for GDV but genetics are thought to also play a part. Take care of that good boy! Now back to your 718 Forum news :)
 

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Certainly hoping he has a fast recovery. I can easily relate to how much he means to you.

My 90Lb mixed breed 11.5 year old is also a deep-chested dog and bloat is something I have always been concerned about but other than keeping his bowl on the floor can only cross my fingers.
 

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We also had and Akita that got bloat, Luckily my GF immediately recognized it, since she had a Chow that was also affected years ago. We rushed him to the emergency vet and they saved him. But he was always a picky eater after that. Would cook him chicken or Venison (when I had it) just to get him to eat.
 
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It was a pleasure meeting everyone at the swap meet! Happy to say I've joined the Porsche family as a result! :)



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I saw that car there, did you buy it?

What engine is in it. Audi? Looked well done.

Congrats.on joining the Porsche AND 914 community

BTW 914World is a wealth of information on these quirky little cars.
 

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Thanks everyone. I'm sorry I hijacked this thread. That wasn't my intent. Wish I was able to attend the swap. I was really looking forward to it since it was cancelled last year.
 
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