Special Surprises and Spamity, Spam oh Spamity Spam

Posted on 04/28/10 12 Comments

I remember during an easier time when spam was just this icky meat like substance coming from a can that my mother used to try and feed us when we were kids. It isn’t a wonder to me now why I became a vegan.

A glimpse back at the spam days, my mom, the spam feeder is on the far left, her sister beside her, can you guess which one is me?

For those of you that don’t remember spam here is a great Monty Python skit that I remember loving when I was younger (okay, still do).

However spam now has a different meaning. It is a pain in my butt.

Spammers leave posts in the comments section of this blog as a way of getting their website legitimized on the internet. The great spam filter at word press is able to pick up on those that want me to stop suffering from erectile dysfunction, become a porn star or clear up my herpes and trash their comments. However the spammers have gotten clever this week and created a lot more work for me. They now just copy and paste one of your legitimate comments that I have previously approved. They re-post this plagiarized comment which I may approve, if I don’t recognize it as a duplicate, and voila, they have their T&A website address posted on my blog.

As a way to help me out here (damn it Jim, I am a dog trainer, not a cyber specialist) if you wouldn’t mind, please post your name to the bottom of your comments. That way I can easily see which ones are “real” and which ones are not.  Also if you recognized that someone has recycled your comment on my blog please let me know or if I have accidently deleted the wrong poster please let me know that as well.

Happier tales; you received my newsletter yesterday you know about the latest surprise I have for all of you. For those that don’t get the newsletter (heck why not, just sign up in the form on the upper right) here are the details I posted.

What I have upcoming is this fab-o new ebook and I have  three reasons I think you all will view it as a “must have!”

First, it is over 60 pages of unbelievable content from myself, Susan Salo and Greg Derrrett. Each of us has put together the equivalent of one complete ebook of solid content but you will get all three ebooks presented in one package all for one affordable price!

Reason number two: each purchase of the ebook will serve as a “lottery ticket” for you. If you buy additional copies–you get an additional “tickets”. What we are doing is drawing for an amazing agility video library that contains every DVD that Greg, Susan or myself have ever produced. That is 11 DVD’s in total. What could be cooler than that you ask? Well how about the fact that  we aren’t just giving away one of these collections, we are giving away two of them!

Okay the last reason to compel you to buy is that this entire project is a fundraiser. None of us will not be making any money from the sales of this ebook. All of the profits from the sales of this ebook are going to the fundraising efforts of the Canadian World Teams going overseas to the IFCS and the FCI World Championships.

More information will be made available soon, for those on the newsletter you will be given updates throughout this week so stay tuned.

Today I am grateful for team work. I appreciate your help in advance for lending a hand on the spam and the fundraising!


  1. Deb D says:
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:34pm

    I enjoyed listening to your podcast again. I try hard to remember to reward after Max gets the “tricky bits” but I am certainly guilty of having to be told to “REWARD THE DOG”.

    Honestly I’d like a podcast on how to build toy drive in a dog who acts like he thinks you’ve lost your ever loving mind when you play with toys by yourself and tries to make himself scarce for fear of setting off this crazy person who talks to herself and plays with toys alone! Also how to maintain the drive when the dog is in a more distracting environment – I can get a certain amount of drive at home with Max – tons with the baby , but in a situation where there are other dogs (even known dogs like in class) around it evaporates.

    Being such a novice at training I’m fairly certain that I will benefit from a podcast on any topic.



  2. Bethany Crawford says:
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 11:13am

    Do you have a projected date of release on the e-book? What price range?


  3. Lori says:
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 6:52am

    Hey Susan, how will the new ebook differ from the already great ebook I got from Say Yes a while back?


    • Susan says:
      Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 6:54am

      Hi Lori, this new ebook will be nothing like any of my past two ebook projects first of all because Susan Salo and Greg Derrett are also contributers.


  4. Keida says:
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 5:10am

    I have the same problem then Joan – didn’t get the newsletter 🙁
    Don’t want to miss the updates.. what can I do?



    • Susan says:
      Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 5:33am

      To those of you that are not getting the newsletter but when you try to sign up again you get an error message that says you are already subscribed the issue is likely that your server is considering the newsletter spam. You need to sign up for another account, say at gmail or yahoo or contact your server and make the newsletter email address a “save” address. The email will come from sayyesnews at profollow dot com — of course with the words “at” and “dot” replaced with the funky symbols.


  5. Joan says:
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 7:12pm

    sorry to say I didn’t get the newsletter….what am I missing!!


  6. Naomi dh says:
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 9:49am

    Whoop whoop- bring on the ebook!! (did not meant to rhyme)

    @ amy… poor you… but the picture (in my mind) made me smile though 🙂 crazy!


  7. Susan says:
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 9:20am

    Oh my Amy!


  8. Amy says:
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 9:08am

    Very excited about the e-book!

    On the bright side, at least you only get ads of people offering to help clear up your herpes. You don’t work in a pharmacy where people literally lay theirs on the counter and say, “Hey, doll, this don’t look like the clap to me!”

    – Amy


  9. denise says:
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 8:49am

    Can’t wait for the ebook!!! 🙂



  10. Jan V says:
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 8:10am

    “Spam it, Jim, Susan is a dog trainer, not a cyberspecialist”

    Spam is still readily available in my neck of the woods. Made me gag as a child, and just seeing the SPAM can, still does.

    – Jan


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