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Welcome!

Hounds at Home & Food

Pull up a chair, sit and make the best friends you’ve ever had, all through the internet!  Welcome to iVillage.com.

Introductions:

Hi, we are Donna & Sue, the Community Leaders for Hounds at the Home & Food Channel.  We want to welcome you, and give you some tips and info to make your experience with us as enjoyable as possible.

The Hounds Message Board:

Whether you have a Doxie, Beagle, Greyhound, Basset, Harrier or an honorary Hound dog, this board is a fun place to chat and get helpful tips!  You will find lots of great information from fellow members and good articles on Pets to answer your every question.  We hope you'll jump in and offer your own suggestions and further check out our webpage for lots of great tips!

Hounds webpage:
http://hounds-ivil.tripod.com

What does LOL mean, anyway:

On iVillage’s message boards, you’ll see a lot of abbreviations.  Some of the most common are:

  • LOL – laughing out loud
  • DH – darling, dear husband
  • DS – darling, dear son
  • DD – darling, dear daughter
  • ROFL – rolling on the floor laughing
  • LMBO – laughing my butt off
  • OMG – oh my gosh
  • BTW – by the way
  • KWIM – know what I mean?
  • GMTA – great minds think alike

You may see some others.  If you wonder what they mean, just ask or click here:  http://hounds-ivil.tripod.com/id17.html

Folders:

Our message boards have folders.  These folders are like message boards within the message board.  You will see that there are five folders on our board.  They are:

  • Questions About Hounds – This folder is where we post specific questions or advice and ask for or post advice.  Also, this is a great folder to pass along any dog tips you might have too!
  • General Hound Discussions – This is where you can post any general dog question that does not fit into any of the other folders.  If you are new to the board, please introduce yourself as well.

  • Health, Training & Updates – This folder is for any dog health related question and updates on how your dogs are doing.  Also, training tips and questions are welcome here too.
  • Howling Good Fun – Let's get silly!  You will find jokes, funny dog stories and games in this folder.  Have fun!
  • Off-Topic Chit Chat – Post anything you like here that is not dog related.  Birthdays, anniversaries, update on the kids.  Anything you like.
  • Explore iVillage – This folder lists news from around Pets & iVillage and invitations to visit other message boards.  Take a moment and read the newsletters as you will see some very interesting links to other places at iVillage.

How to use the Message Boards:

 iVillage Message Boards FAQ http://www.ivillage.com/ivillage/boards/about/articles/0,,423264,00.html

Board Tips & Tricks http://www.ivillage.com/ivillage/boards/about/articles/0,,582150,00.html

Tech Help for Message Boards http://www.ivillage.com/ivillage/boards/about/articles/0,,604550,00.html

Articles that may interest you:
 
Pet Section of the Home & Food Channel:
http://home.ivillage.com/pets/topics/0,,4tn6,00.html

 Pets Symptom Solver:
http://home.ivillage.com/pets/symsolve/0,,hg5z,00.html

  Please come back to see us:

We hope to see you soon at the Hounds Message Board often!
http://messageboards.ivillage.com/iv-pthounds