Reintroducing a female German Shepherd to her brothers after her heat cycle

Well it’s been a whole month. I gave See See a bath to get all of the heat cycle smell off of her. It’s time to reintroduce her to her brothers. Her brothers have continued to get along famously. I am so proud of my two boys who get along so well with each other.Continue reading “Reintroducing a female German Shepherd to her brothers after her heat cycle”

SPECIFIC ideas for helping dogs who are afraid of fireworks and thunderstorms

We’ve all heard ideas about turning on the radio and giving our dogs tranquilizers when they are showing anxiety during thunderstorms or fireworks. Sometimes these ideas work just fine. Because I’ve heard from lots of people about their dogs getting upset lately, here’s some fine tuning of those ideas and some additional ones that mightContinue reading “SPECIFIC ideas for helping dogs who are afraid of fireworks and thunderstorms”

Sitting at home with Covid

The older dogs are trying to entertain me while I am sick with Covid, See See is in heat, I’m missing a 4 day dog show weekend, and the Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade. Not listed in order of importance. I’ve been watching the Jan 6 hearings, and I can’t help but thinkContinue reading “Sitting at home with Covid”

See See is in heat again, rescuing, and the importance of spaying and neutering!

No, I am not breeding her this heat cycle. See See is only 16 months old and has not been x-rayed yet. She must be 2 years old in order to get certified by OFA, greatly reducing the likelihood of having puppies with bad hips or elbows. The household is in upheaval. Having 3 intactContinue reading “See See is in heat again, rescuing, and the importance of spaying and neutering!”

The T pattern in conformation at Virginia Kennel Club class

The T pattern is rarely seen anymore in the AKC ring. But, ya gotta be prepared for anything the judge throws at ya. Thank you Bob, for “judging” this nearly all GSD class, even though you are a sporting dog judge. Thank you Michael, for shooting the video.

Grandma’s China cabinet, Dad’s duck, Mom’s dishes, and playful puppies

My grandmother lived near Birch River, WV, and a man from the area built the cabinet from local cherry wood for her. My father killed the duck when he was a boy in Putnam County, WV. He never killed anything again. It was preserved by his taxidermist uncle. My mom collected vintage Fiestaware. Some ofContinue reading “Grandma’s China cabinet, Dad’s duck, Mom’s dishes, and playful puppies”

A blast from the past, and future plans.

I’m getting a water neutralizer (my water is too acidic and it’s eating up my pipes) so I had to clean out a storage area in my house. I ran across these pics and decided to share. Wally was my “heart” dog. The smartest thing I ever did was have his semen collected at OhioContinue reading “A blast from the past, and future plans.”