Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Gunther's New Collar

Check out Gunther's new collar! I met Anita (the designer) at the dog show and she makes these beautiful collars. Here is the link to her collars. Blue Moon Designs. All you have to do is click on the size you want and a page comes up with a variety of fantastic collars. Here is a link to her Great Danes. Anita is a very nice lady and very talented, check out her web sites. I will add these links to the sidebar for your future reference. I know this is the first of many of these collars Gunther is going to get. LOL. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 18, 2006

Dane Humor

We had a beautiful weekend here in metro Atlanta. Since it was so nice I wanted to get Gunther outside as much as I could. Well on one of the trips out to play I took my camera and really wanted to get some nice pictures of the Gun-man. So at one point he has stopped running and I told him to stay and if you look at the top picture, that is what he did when I told him to stay. He gave me the raspberries. I laughed till tears ran down my face. He is a nut case and I love him to death. The other pictures turned out pretty well, but my favorite is of course the top one. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 15, 2006

1 year ago today

Today is another special day in the life of Gunther and us. We brought him home a year ago today. The pictures are what he looked like that day. (picture one is Gunther in my arms and his daddy saying Bye, the second is Gunther in my lap in the car. We had stopped at the bank and of course I had to hold him.)You know, I knew he was going to grow and change, but actually seeing it, is amazing. We were in Petsmart this morning and a lady was just so excited to see a big dog and wanted to know all about Gunther, so as we talked I realized that I must really be use to his size because a large size dog looks small to me. LOL.

Our home and our lives totally changed for the better when Gunther was born and then when he came home to live with us. I can't imagine life without him. He's so smart and so loving and he is the greatest company in the world. If a dog could be a comedian, then the Gun Man is it. He's the best and besides he's got the cutest little face in the world.  Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Gunther's Look-A-Like

This is Cash. He looks loved doesn't he? Cash's mommy emailed me a few weeks back the nicest email. She mentioned that Cash and Gunther looked a lot alike. Boy was she right. ;-) Other than Cash has a little more white on him, he looks a lot like Gunther. I think this is so cute. I'm so glad that Jessica and Cash visit the blog and I hope to keep in touch with them. Great Dane people are so wonderful. (I tend to think our dogs bring out the best in us)

Have a great evening. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 08, 2006

A year ago

I don't know about you, but there are sometimes when it's good to go back and look at the baby pictures (this works for both children with skin or fur). Today is one of those days. LOL. Gunther and I have been working on two new commands and for some reason, he's forgot just about everything he knows. It's actually been funny. So I told him, "fine, we'll work on this stuff later, clearly this isn't a good time for you." Later this afternoon we'll try it again, only after going through all the stuff he all ready knows.

The picture by the way was taken a year ago this week. So that's my Gun-man as a little guy. He looks like he's pretty confident and in charge. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Mommy's Boy

Gunther is a BIG mommy's boy. Everyone around me knows it, and if you read this blog regularly you know it too. LOL. So here is another story to prove it.

The light in my kitchen had blown so I got the light bulbs a chair and was changing out the first bulb, suddenly I had a little helper. Yup, Gunther at first only had his front feet up in the chair with me, when I asked him what he was doing he climbed the rest of the way in the chair and kind of did a gentle lean. To humanize him even more I guess I could say he was holding me so I wouldn't fall. LOL. I changed out the second bulb and told him we were done, he got down out of the chair and stood there waiting for me to get down. Of course he got extra treats for all that. I had to, he was just too cute to resist. ;-)

Friday, September 01, 2006

It's a sad day.

For the past couple of days one of my best friends has been going through hell. I have felt terrible for her. She has been taking care of 4 Great Danes by herself. Now that would keep anyone on their toes if all 4 were healthy but 1 of them has had a stomach problem so she has come home from work to clean up messes from him, plus being up at night taking care of him, and cooking him chicken and rice so he will eat, so that was a load to face and then on top of that she has 2 Danes that are sisters that have had special health needs. Well yesterday I get a call that one of the sisters is seriously ill. She had taken a fall and that seemed to have triggered a chain of events that lead to her passing this morning.

Gracie was soon to be 6 years old. She had neurological problems all her life. Her picture is below. She is the one in the front.

The only good to this is that Gracie is not ill any more. That she is happy and healthy and waiting to see her "mommy" once again.