Saturday, January 7, 2012

Dec 22, 2011


dinner with Jade and bristol last night was fun--- and jade mentioned she had time to kill for the next 3 weeks---

that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull

get over here and do something helpful.


i waited last night til her car moved ( my long history of cars that do not run..) and she did not turn toward andover-- choosing to go either to the ice cream stand or the mall. --- i left.


george????? bristol needs spaying--- and has something very wrong with her back feet--- they itch--- i can relate to that.

at one point she had her back foot in her mouth up to the hock-- and was chewing on it with her back teeth.


jade would be around to babysit bristol and you could educate jade while you did the surgery????


and george is leaving for africa???

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we have a new developer--- giselle

apparently came in from the woods looking for winter accomodations- and spotted an unused - heated- dry - area and has done the infrastructure system of entrances and exits---to set up a condo- she is now stocking it for the winter-- and works nightly from midnight til 4am just to stay clear of the normal traffic.


her routine is to get in the box of dog bones---rattle and rummage around til she finds one of her likeing-- work it noisily up and over the top of the box then drop it off the shelf to the floor--- BANG-- then slither it across the floor to the kitchen area where her access sounds like it is among the plastic containers. the routine seems to be on a 20 minute cycle.


to be able to observe the operation i moved the box of milk bones to the middle of the floor---and found she--- probably" she" is not much bigger than the milk bones she was storing.


i have to admire her planning and carrying out her preparation for what she knows is coming... winter...


oh that congress was that wise

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jem and husband--- adi members --- are coming here after christmas - potentially to spend a few days learning how great danes train differently than goldens and then taking a pup or two with them to develop as service dogs. we could spare 2--- as yet to be decided--- with the provision that if they can not develop them - they are to be returned to us.

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i was very disappointed that lu (ECAD) never found out danes were anything but a comical pet. we gave her shev ( fido and spot's mom) and a black pup--- who i am told is a comical 180 pound dog with very few manners.. ....darn.


so any we place out to other training facilities now-- the people have to be willing to come and spend time to see what we do.


and before you all start the "not xxxx's" keep in mind January is coming and we need pups for tower of hope gala in may...


count backwards

gala minus 4 or 5 weeks so they would be cute = born march April

minus 63 days gestation--- bred january-ish


and it is almost january---


plus good ole momma nature will decide when she feels like starting a litter... so it could happen almost any time


cast of characters

those with testicles----

bumpy--- frankie--- jasper ( now truman)-yellow & bently( too young) and sterling(a blue wildcard-)- bobby ( retired... also neutered)


and the girls still with ovaries

merlow(with lynn) -- moxie ( with jack) --olive(?too soon)-- chaos (?too soon? spay?)- pistol ( career girl now)--pi & opal- (too young)


who did i forget???


and remember -- we have 2 pups coming from denmark

male harl and merle female about a month old now.-- for fall of 2013?


looking at what we have produced last year---

i see nothing wrong with the frankie litter-- that does not mean i consider him "proven"----- charlie crimson pi XL and corky so far so good.

thumper was "proven"

bobby was "proven"


enough of that.


paul and tom are taking charlie and steve back home this morning... WESTERN MASS.. AKA 413 AREA CODE


and we THINK AL AND TESS LIVE ONLY A FEW MILES FROM STEVE AND CHARLIE---


CHRISTMAS DAY PLANS--- WE WILL DO A POT OF BBQ CHICKEN FOR ANYONE COMING TO HELP.


SAME ON NEW YEARS-- PLUS IT SEEMS LIKE THE SHITTING SHOULD HAPPEN JAN 8TH---WE DONT'T EVEN HAVE THE PRIZE MONEY YET

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