I went to gas up the truck (loaded down with my 2 human kids and 4 Dane kids) at the 'cheap' station after work, but because both the kids were asleep and I didn't want them being woken up by boofing dogs, I pulled into the furthest away, nobody around, pump *insert the start of the horror music here*. I them go off into La-La Land while watching the number click by on the pump, when in a heart beat a slight movement from the truck made me aware that something wasn't right, and then another heart beat to realize that the dogs were tweaking on something. At this point a very weird, scummy, dark haired guy pops up between the pumps saying "Hey Baby." At that very moment Jethro filled up the open back truck window (backed up by his big half sister Maggie), ears forward and using his biggest, big dog voice, let a deep, loud rumbling growl out. Weirdo then asks, "Is he vicious?" "Yes, very!" Weirdo then takes off, running down the road!! WTF?!? And if I hadn't had an amazing dog what did he think he was going to do? And if he thought the dog was scary, just try and mess with any of my babies (2 or 4 legged!)! Good boy, Jethro!
BOB: CH Valbydane's Forbidden Fruit BOS: CH Nikolodeon's IV of Jul-i Hrt'gld BW/WB: Drola's Darlington Stripe WD: MiHi's I've Got The Power (Lorek) RWD: MiHi's Semper Fidelis (Jethro) BP: Wescott's Fire Water
Saturday Oct 31st Judge: James Frederickson (3-5-2-1)
BOB: Ch Valbydane's Forbidden Fruit BOS: Ch Nikolodeon's IV of Jul-i Hrt'gld BW/WD/BP: MiHi's Semper Fidelis RWD: MiHi's I've Got The Power WB:Wescott's Fire Water
Sunday Nov 1st Judge: Mrs Jean Fournier (3-5-2-1)
BOB: Ch Valbydane's Forbidden Fruit BOS: Ch Nikolodeon's IV Jul-i Hrt'gld BW/WD: MiHi's I've Got The Power BP/RWD: MiHi's Semper Fidelis
After 2 shows Lorek is now at 6 points, and after his first show Jethro is now at 3 points! The boys were amazing.
Here is Lorek, all done up for the Hallowe'en Costume Contest at Tradex he won Best Dress Dog. What a trooper Lorek was, the saddle was a last minute thing, that only went on his back 10 minutes before he was to go in the ring. He was so good, that when the club was running behind by an hour, he just laid down and waited!! Thank you Ryan and Karen who not only helped all day long but took pictures!
Happy Birthday Tonka!! The old lady is still going at 12 years old, with her 9 year old son (Duke) and 6 month Grandson (Jethro) following in her footsteps. When I have a chance to download photos, I'll post some!
I just wanted to let you all know that I am still in the midst of capturing and eradicating internet gremlins that have made updating the website itself near impossible, thanks to FTP programs that don't play nicely with the Mac.
So for now the blog will be the place to look but hopefully I will solve this dilemma sooner rather then later!
Some of you might think I'm crazy - well okay, all of you know I'm crazy - but I've been putting on my little thinking cap and have come up with some thought for Jethro's registered name. Since Jethro means 'friend of God' and is also the name of a favourite TV character Jethro Gibbs of mine; that to take it once step further and use Gibbs background of being a Marine to use: MiHi' s Semper Fidelis Semper Fidelis for all of you that don't speak Latin means "Always Faithful"....seems very fitting for a Dane if you ask me!
Introducing Jethro! One big fawn boy out of Am Can Ch MiHi's A Starz' Born X Can Ch Diamond Danes Heavenly Sin
Envy and Jethro are doing well.
All this boy does is eat! Thankfully our vet Dr. Burton rocks and did a fantastic job on timing the c-section. Not only was Jethro fully 'cooked' but he was taken out before Envy's uterus started to break down. Thanks to everyone for their good wishes, thoughts and stories!
Tomorrow the c-section is booked for noon. Today we did another ultrasound to see how Mongo is doing - all was great! Due to there only being one pup, there is not enough oxytocin released to start labour, and if you wait to long the pup can die. I've waited too long, and spent too much to not to take a proactive approach to this pup! I'll post pictures tomorrow.
We had our appointment with the vet Dr Anita today....she was the same vet who ultrasounded all the other kids from the last litter.
The good news - WE HAVE KIDS!!
The bad news is, that right now it doesn't look like there are more then two, and even that is unsure because Envy is rather ticklish when being ultrasounded, which made it near impossible to get the perfect pictures.
So I am pleased to announce the first pictures of this up coming litter -
Can you see the puppy? It's the alien looking thing, inside the black bubble...
At this point until puppy(s) are on the ground, please, please don't get your hopes up. Many things can go wrong and I would rather focus on a healthy pregnancy!
What weird weather!! We have had a series of non stop blizzards, that as you can see, have made things a bit more difficult! LOL
The girls can barely walk the snow is so deep!
This is a picture of our front yard through the window, the morning we were supposed to take Envy in for her surgical AI...
...and another of the back yard...
Our fences are about 5 feet high, and you can see that they are quickly getting to the point of being able to walk over the snow drifts!
The vet phoned us yesterday morning and told us that the lab had screwed up, so we didn't go in the the surgical AI until today....still snowing! Semen looked great in the microscope - even trying to implant an air bubble. So now we wait....I hate waiting.
Tomorrow is the day. Envy (Ch Diamond Danes Heavenly Sin) will go in and be surgically A.I.'d with frozen semen from Am Cnd Ch MiHi's A Starz' Born. If we were so blessed to have puppies it would be a Brindle/Fawn litter expected around March 4th 2009.
The waiting game happens now - and as many of you know, I suck at the waiting game! LOL