Friday, November 24, 2006
Buffy gets cold often and her little teeth will chatter, so the other night we bought her a nice pink coat. Here's a picture of hear wearing it. It has a nice reflective strip sewn in so we can keep track of where she is in the dark, and it seems to be keeping her nice and warm.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Walked in the woods with the hubby and the dogs today. I usually don't go along because I hate ticks, getting hung up on bushes with thorns, sloshing through the mud, steep hillclimbs and tripping on downed branches. I went along today because I was told we'd only be gone a little while. Plus, it was a bright sunshiney morning. It went OK. The dogs absolutely loved it, of course. Here's a picture of Buffy and Nemo on a section of the trail between two steep hilly areas.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
I just found out that six puppies where born on Wednesday at the breeder's where we bought our two Dobies from. The litter consists of 3 girls and 3 boys, all of them black! Congrats! I hope they put pictures up on the website soon. When we went to go pick up Nemo, we walked into a roomfull of 8-week old Dobermans - about 16 of them! Let me tell you, there's nothing quite like a roomfull of Dobie pups. It was so cool!
Monday, November 06, 2006
I'm so excited! The breeder we got our current two Dobermans from is expecting a litter next week! Check the news page on their site. The beautiful Doberman that is pictured there was the mother of our Nemo (Finden dei Dohse). I'm glad I was able to give her a hug and kiss and let her know that we would take good care of her little one. I had no idea at that time that I would never see her again.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Tiffany was another gem of a dog that I had the priviledge of knowing. She was a sweet girl and I miss her dearly. She came into my life along with her "brother" Sebastian in the Spring of 1997 and I was lucky enough to have eight years with her. I'm told she had Parvo early on and almost didn't make it, spending 3 weeks in the hospital. She was a fighter, though!
Tiffany had a real zest for life and she lived with gusto. Once, while hiking along the banks of the James River near the shipping channel, she spotted a deer at the water's edge. She began chasing it, even swimming behind it! We thought we would have to go in the river after her.
Another time she chased a duck on the south side of Belle Isle at the James River. It took off flying but she kept running and barking at it. She ran and ran across those rocks, determined to get to that duck.
My favorite memories of Tiffany are things like when we got 2 kittens, she was always so concerned about their whereabouts and their well-being. It was really cute to watch her looking after them.
She also made me laugh one day when she must have been stung by a bee, I saw her stomping on and barking at something on the ground. I looked down and there was a bee.
She loved to ride in the bed of our pickup truck and she would focus intently on the road ahead. Her floppy ears would stick straight out like airplane wings because of the wind flow. We would tell her, "Get the cars, Tiff! Get 'em!" If we were on a two-way road and she spotted a car in the other direction headed our way, she would turn her head and "bite" at the car as it passed us.
About six months after we brought our new puppy Nemo home, she began having coordination issues and starting to walk in circles only so we took her to a specialist who gave her a month to live. We ended up having to put her down just a week later on June 3rd, 2005.