Wednesday, May 24, 2006

It's hot down here all ready

I have no idea what the temps are today, but I'm sure it close to 90 degrees. Gunther and I went out to walk the yard and check on some of the new things I planted in the garden yesterday. The nice thing is that the sun was in a good place to get a few new pictures of Gunther. (I can't get enough ;-) )

May 20th, Gun and I started his training for Rally. It's going to be so much fun. He started wagging that tail and getting all excited when we pulled into Doggie Daycare. He knew what was a head for him. He loves it.

There are 4 of us, 3 newbies and 1 lady who is all ready beginning to compete with her collie. I think its going to be something that Gun and I will be able to do for a long time.

June 1st, Gun will be 10 months. It's hard to believe that time is flying the way it is with him. He has brought so much happiness into our home, and been the life of the party. There is never a dull moment with Gun around. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

It's been awhile

My apologies for taking so long to update Gunther's blog. Life for some reason always gets in the way of good intentions. (grin)

When I first got Gunther I thought it would be fun to document his growth against one of the biggest things in my house. My 62" large screen tv. So every Monday or every other Monday I took a picture of him in front of it. The past couple of months I haven't been able to, but this week I did. So this is the latest picture of Gun's growth. (I think I may soon be looking for something bigger to compare him to)

The picture below was taken New Year's Day. You can see how much he's grown since then. WOW

And this was the picture that started it all. He had been with me 5 days here.

Last Wednesday I attended my first meeting with the Great Dane Club of the Mid South. It was great. I had such a wonderful time and met some terrific people. I'm looking forward to the next meeting all ready. At the meeting I finally got to meet Connie Adams. We had been emailing back and forth for a little while and so getting to sit and talk face to face was a lot of fun. By the way, her office at Georgia Tech is beautiful.

Also last Wednesday Gunthers certificate for his Canine Good Citizen came in the mail. We now have 4 certificates for him, 3 from obedience classes and then the CGC. Now we are going to start Rally training.

Speaking of Rally training. We have actually been working on many of the different commands, so I am hoping that he will do well with it. Right now the only problem he has is when he sits front he doesn't get close enough to me. His official training starts this Saturday.

Here is an interesting timing for you. Gunther has two sisters that are in the area that are taken to work with their owner everyday. He is an attorney in the area. Last night one of my new knitting students works there in the office with "those large puppies." I've wanted to go see them for some time and compare then to how Gunther's has grown and she said I could come by any time. That's pretty cool. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 04, 2006

He's a big boy

I only have a few minutes but I wanted to really quick post Gunther's new weight. At 9 months he is 115 pounds and is 32" at the shoulders.

Pictures coming soon!