Tuesday, June 19, 2007


On Saturday June 16, Gunther and I got to spend a wonderful day with friends from the Great Dane Club of the Mid South. We all took our dogs to the Griffin Kennel Clubs Match. It was like a practice for show dogs and the dog sport of Rally.

OMG we had a wonderful time in the heat. LOL. Thank heavens for those trees. Anyway, everyone from the Griffin Kennel Club was so nice and made the day a lot of fun for us.

Below are some pictures of the day, and a picture of Gunther's ribbons from being in Rally. There was a large amount of dogs in his category and most of them were search and rescue dogs, just there having fun and practicing with their handlers. Gunther came in third. I was pretty proud of him, for his first time in the Rally competition. Now we have plans to go to Greenville, SC., Huntsville, AL, and then in August do the big show in Atlanta.

One thing that was really interesting, is that the man who won first in the Rally Novice A group, was a man who my son has been trying to track down. GT is wanting to pursue being a K9 handler and Search and Rescue, and there he was with one of his dogs. GT and him talked so much, they caught up on karate and dogs, it was great.

One more thing. I have to tell you about RescueMeTugz. Michele who makes these wonderful tugs, donates all her money from the tugs to Great Dane Rescues. This month she has chosen the Great Dane Club of the Mid South's Rescue to donate to. Here is her links. If you have any questions about her product, email me, she is wonderful about getting back with you.

Ok, enough talk. Check out the pictures of my friends, their dogs and of course the Gun-man.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Ok, I will admit it right up front. I can get a little over the top when it comes to Gunther (and my kids). But, unlike my children who can take care of themselves, Gunther needs to be taken care of.

Now months ago we purchased a water purifier for our drinking water. I can't begin to tell you how bad and nasty smelling our water could be. Some mornings it smelled like a public swimming pool. YUCK! So now we don't have that problem. But Gunther was still drinking that water. Then the other day I filled his water bowl and the smell of the water was horrible. I started giving him bottled water and purified water until today. Now he has his own water system.

As picky as I am about what he eats, I felt I should be picky about his water too. I warned you at the beginning of this post I could be a little over the top! LOL.

Gunther has been being a nut lately. There is a small match coming up in a few weeks and I wanted to actually put him in the conformation part of it, but I don't think I'll be able to. Every time his behind is touched he sits. That isn't good in the show ring. But, they are having Rally so I'll be putting him in that. We have been working and working and his sits are a little faster than before, like maybe a hair or two. LOL. But, it's coming. He tries so hard and enjoys our "play" time. The show is June 16th.