Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years!

Wishing everyone a fantastic 2010 & hoping that everything is done in moderation
....unlike Tonka who decided to start celebrating early
(I doubt she'll even make it to midnight!)

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Lorek's Finishing Picture

Can Ch MiHi's I've Got The PowerHere it is - Lorek's finishing picture!!
Not bad for a 19 months old. He'll stay at home and fill out until he's 2 and then hit the States for his US Championship.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Hard at Work!

Maggie and Jethro don't know how to share!
Here it's Maggie's turn to balance on Jethro and Envy!
They love this couch at the shop and fight for it all the time.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Elsie Murray Show Cont...

Sunday November 29th 2009
Judge Mr Leslie Rodgers 2-2-0-0

BOB/BOW/WD - MiHi's I've Got The Power (Lorek)
BP/RWD - MiHi's Semper Fidelis (Jethro)
RWB - MiHi's Powerful Phenomenon
I didn't catch the WB's name, but boy was she cute and happy!

Lorek is now Canadian Champion MiHi's I've Got The Power!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll post his win picture as soon as I get it.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Elsie Murray Show

Friday November 27th
Judge: Mr D. Smith 2-3-0-0
BOB/BOW/WB - MiHi's A Powerful Phenomenon (Lara)
BOS/WD - MiHi's I've Got The Power (Lorek)
BP/RWD - MiHi's Semper Fidelis (Jethro)

Saturday November 28th
Judge: Mr F. Heal 2-2-0-0
BOB/BOW/WD - MiHi's I've Got The Power (Lorek)
BOS/WB - MiHi's A Powerful Phenomenon (Lara)
BP/RWD - MiHi's Semper Fidelis (Jethro)

I'll post Sunday results tomorrow!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday!

Happy Birthday Nava!
Hard to believe it been 4 years already.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Jethro uses his big boy voice!

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!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Tradex Results

Friday Oct 30th
Judge: Mr Ramon Podesta (3-5-2-1)

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.

Tradex Costume Contest

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!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday - Tradex

I'll post pictures when I get them from other people, as I didn't bring my camera (being in the ring and all!)
Friday - Lorek went Winners Dog for 2 points (he's now at 3 points after only 2 shows)
Saturday - Jethro went Winners Dog and Best of Winners for 3 points (his first points!!)
Lorek won the Best Costume and had a great time!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Happy 12th Birthday!

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!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

MiHi Website

Yeah!!!! I finally have been able to fix our website!!!
*insert Michele doing a happy dance here*
I changed up the look, please let me know if it works for you!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Jethro 4 months

I know I'm a wee bit biased, but I'm finding it really hard to take a bad photo of this kid!!
Thankfully at the start of this heat wave, Darcy was still happy to hang out in the kitchen with the air conditioner going full bore, and help with picture taking.

Here is the handsome man at 4 months... I think I will have lots of fun in the show ring with this kid!
MiHi's Semper Fidelis (aka Jethro)
Sire: Am Cnd Ch MiHi's A Starz' Born (Duke)
Dam: Cnd Ch Diamonddanes Heavenly Sin (Envy)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Website Update

Hey Everyone!
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!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Just a reminder - time to start using Advantage for fleas on the dogs!  You don't have to use it year round but during these great spring/summer months, it's a good idea.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

9 weeks Jethro

I thought it was about time I showed off my little man, Jethro!

Here he is at the shop, cuddling up in a pile of fur.
Sleeping on the couch at work - must be management!
Showing off the poses, while leash training.
A friend tried to stack him....well she tried!
Jethro hooked up to a tie out, I figured it would be a great way of showing his growth.
It's been an absolute thrill to have this little man around, it seems that he is his Grandma Tonka - a do all kinda kid!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Birthday Pictures!

Okay so I know that they are a little late in posting, but I think we all know how side tracked I get!! Here are pictures of the kids (at least from the pictures I got sent or took)!

Here are the kids at a year old, out of Ch Rockingdanes Quincy (Guinness)
X Ch Diamonddanes Heavenly Sin (Envy).

This party girl is Nyah.
Nyah owns Kim and Dan.

Emma is a girl on the go, who now lives in South Carolina!
Emma owns Ryan and Kari.

Luke owns all he sees before him (which includes Jack and Erin)!

Lara just wanted to show off all her toys at her house and is always thankful that she doesn't have to share them with her brother any more!
Lara rules over and owns Ryan and Karen.

Maggie and Lorek were too busy playing to have their pictures taken, but when I get a chance I will post them as well!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

12 days old

I thought I would weight Jethro in today and was laughing to myself when
the scale said 2 lbs 12.6 oz.
My "poor, skinny boy" I must go feed him now! LOL

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Hanging out with Granny

Jethro hanging out with his Granny Tonka!

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!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

March 5 2009

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!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

C-section booked

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.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Week 7

Here are her tummy shots for week#7.

I'm not sure when I will be able to get the appointment x-ray, but when I do I will let you all know!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Week 5.5 pictures

Okay! I finally was a good girl and took some pictures!!  The first is of Envy tonight, completely unimpressed that I was making her down-stay for pictures.
Of course try to make her lay still when a camera is out and flashing!
Here is her tummy tonight...
and her tummy soon after the implant surgery...
Pup(s) are due March 4th 2009.  I promise to ever more vigilant on posting more pictures, so that I won't catch flack!!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ultrasound Results

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!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Ultrasound Appointment

Envy's ultrasound appointment is on Tuesday February 3rd, at 2pm.
Hopefully I will get some good photos to post.
I'm feeling hopeful!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Duke!!

Can't you tell Tonka was so impressed that her son turned 8 years today?
I guess when you are 11 years old, 8 seems like a young whipper-snapper!
Here is Duke a 8 years old, he got a steak for dinner!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Change of Plans

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.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

SX AI Tomorrow

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