Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Holiday Spirit

Gunther is clearly in the holiday spirit.
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Friday, December 10, 2010

At Grandma's

We were not sure how my mom would like Gunther since he is so big and she has trouble walking. But she likes so well she let him in her room. LOL.
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Saturday, October 09, 2010

My Sweetie

When we moved into our apartment, I had a lot of concerns for Gunther's needs. I'd done a lot of research and talked to people who had great danes and had made the move to smaller living space and done really well. So I had an idea about how things would go. BUT, no two danes are a like and in the back of my mind I still worried.
Gunther has always been great in the car, and he did exceptional on the trip. When we arrived I thought his nose would fall off from all the sniffing he was doing. While he was doing his potty thing Sara and GT went up to the apartment and opened it up so that we could start unloading the big truck. With them not in sight, Gunther sniffed his way right to them. (My little tracker).

I wanted Gun to get to know our new space and find a place in the apartment where he was comfortable. He did, he actually has two spaces. The one that surprises me is the balconies. I have two balconies here and he LOVES them. The pictures are of him discovering the first one. I personally think he feels like he can rule from up above everyone. ;-)

Gunther really loves going out on the balcony and watching everyone. So many people go by and give him compliments and are amazed because they have never seen a big dog like him. There has been a few times where other dane owners have fell in love with him and that's been nice. I am sure that Gunther knows when they are talking about him and saying nice things because he'll stand a little taller and look so majestic.
My sweetie is doing well.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Trying to find a vet

Finding a vet for a Great Dane is a big decision. (About as big as the dog). I've been asking around to everyone around Gatlinburg that has a dog and I've gotten some good leads, but nothing that I feel really great about. The one vet that is approved by the Great Dane Club of America is 40 minutes from me. Though I would love to take Gunther there, it's a little far to drive if there was an emergency. So I'll keep calling and keep asking till I find a vet that is open to the needs of a giant breed, big baby.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We Are Moved

Packing, boxing, loading the truck and before I knew it we were unloading the truck, carrying boxes and unpacking. Yup, here in the cutest apartment in Gatlinburg, TN.

Gunther has met some wonderful people and dogs. Everyone here has at least one dog so that is really nice. Over the past couple of weeks he has adjusted really well. We are still dealing with a little separation whining, but I would say in the next couple of weeks that will be a thing of history. We have an awesome balcony and Gunther loves to go out there and see the people and watch the other dogs. Soon I'll get some pictures of him in his new surroundings.

Hope all is well for you.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Where have we been?????

We have been moving. Yup. Moving.

Many of you know my love for East Tennessee and know that my mom lives near Gatlinburg. Well with her health declining, I realized that she needed me to be a little closer that 4 hours. So I've rented an apartment and have been down sizing from a 3 bedroom home that we've lived in for almost 25 years to a 3 bedroom apartment in Gatlinburg.

The apartment is wonderful, and pets are more than welcomed. Everyone has a dog or two. We will be fully moved in the first week of August. I am really excited about getting pictures of Gunther and his new friends.

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying their summer.

New pictures soon!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Time flies

It has been a hellish few months. I wish I could say things will get better, but right now life is going in all kinds of directions. The one constant in my life is Gunther. He is amazing. I don't know about you, but I wish I was more like my dog. LOL. Here are a couple of new photos taken this morning.