Friday, April 28, 2006

He's all smiles

Gunther is all smiles because, HE DID IT. Last night he passed all 10 requirements for his AKC Canine Good Citizen certification. Gun of course did fine, I was the nervous one.

I'm going to miss our Thursday night classes. They were always a lot of fun and Greg is an excellent trainer. Two other ladies in the class and myself had also been in the Basic Obedience class so we formed wonderful friendships. Hopefully we are all going to be joining the Rally class, so we can "hang out" again.

Ok, enough of me. Gunther news. Along with his certification, the Gun-man had come up with a few more little cute things. I believe that I've all ready mentioned getting the ice cubes from the freezer door, and the sticking his head in the sick when the faucet is on to get water, if not, consider yourself up to date on Gun. LOL. Now for the new stuff. In his crate he has a blanket, and on his chair he has a blanket. Lately he will get one of them, sometimes both and lay it out on the floor, to lay down on. What's funny about it, is he doesn't just drop it, he lays it down and then kind of spreads it out, then lays on it. Then when I tell him to go lay down, he goes to that blanket and lays right down. So no matter where we are in the house, if I give him that command he goes off to his blanket. The other new funny he is doing, is the blanket that is on his chair is small, so I've caught him walking through the house carrying the small blanket with him. Sometimes he will sling it over his back and walk around the house "covered." I'll try to get pictures of this. LOL.

Monday is his day to get weighed so I'll post that as soon as I get the info.

Have a great weekend! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Ok, so I gave in.

Well I couldn't resist. I did good to hold off as long as I did. ROTFL. We don't know if we should call him the "Easter Gunny" or "Gunny Bunny". LOL. Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 17, 2006

New Friends

Gunther and I have some new friends. ;-) Connie A. is the new President of Georgia Great Dane Club of the Mid-South. She has some beautiful Danes. Rosie is 11 years old, then there are the sisters, Sierra and Gracie, and the princess, Abbi, (who will be breeding this summer, I will definitely be watching this litter. She's a fantastic Mantle), and last but by no means least, Wilson. One look at Wilson and you are hooked on Danes. He looks like he is the type of guy that will always bring a smile to your face.

I am so looking forward to meeting everyone at the next Mid-South meeting and learning everything I can for Gunther. The timing is so perfect because I'm signing him up for Rally classes and their next topic with speaker is on Rally. I just can't wait.

Unfortunately I couldn't go to the big show in Perry, GA. over the weekend. I was so bummed about it. I kept looking at my watch and was telling people around me, "well the Danes are showing now." etc. I know people around me had to be avoiding me at times. LOL. There was a seminar on breeding that had so much information I wanted to hear and of course I have a ton of questions.

Gunther did have a wonderful Easter. I refrained from putting bunny ears on him and taking tons of pictures. He did get a few new toys from the Easter Bunny and had a great time with ripping out the squeaky parts. He's pretty good about bringing me the insides and then taking off with the actual toy part. It's almost like he knows he can't have them.

Hope your Easter was fun too.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Some times no news is...

Gunther has been wonderful over the past couple of weeks since my last post. I on the other hand have been so busy that it took a migraine this week to slow me down and boy did it. It hit Tuesday morning, I woke up with it and today I still have a little pain. But everyday has gotten better. On my worse days Gunther stayed right by me and at a few points where he needed to be out of the room, he stayed at the door. This was my first really bad headache since I got him.

Last night we got back to his obedience class. The week before my son turned 17 so of course we had to party and celebrate. Gun did pretty good. I think he liked being back there. We have two more classes and then Gun will test for his Good Citizen Certification. That will be cool. I hate that we won't be working with Greg after that. He is a wonderful instructor and reads Gunther really well. Of course we all know, Gunther has his act together, it's me that needs the training. LOL. I was thinking on the way home from class last night that it's been 10 years since I worked with any dog in training, whether it was basics or schultzhund. I'm rusty.

I'm a little bummed because it looks like I won't be able to go to the HUGE dog show in Perry, GA. This weekend. There is just way too much going on here. It will be ok, I'll get over it. Everything happens for a reason.

This morning I found this link to Pet First Aid. I hope you never need it but if you do it's a wonderful resource of information.

Take Care,

Saturday, April 01, 2006

8 Months Today

Gunther is 8 months today. I think he's beautiful. (of course)

This morning (in the rain) I traveled a little south of where I live to see a dog show. Actually I went just to see the Great Danes show. It was pretty interesting. I seen some young Danes show for the first time. That was funny because one of them didn't behave too well. LOL. None of the dogs had natural ears, which is accepted in the AKC. There was one female Harl, one Black, 2 Brindle (they should have placed better but the handler wasn't too good), 2 Blue and about 5 Fawns. Of course they were in different groups and ages, etc. But I learned a lot. It was an opportunity to talk with different Dane owners and find out whether the Gun-man would be able to hold his own. I'm going back tomorrow with Gunther, I confirmed a couple of appointments with long time breeders/handlers to look at my boy. Posted by Picasa