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#81 Starghoti

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 08:48 AM

She is just a bundle of happy Running Joy/Glee!
You can almost hear the *Squeeee!!* of happiness. :D
"There is no such thing as a hyper dog. There are only exercise dependent dogs."
 
"Where I go, Dog follows. Where I stop, Dog settles. When I am lost, Dog finds me. When I am joyful, Dog joins me. Who I am, Dog knows. What I need, Dog becomes. Dog is great. Dog is good. Dog is everything. I am Dog codependent."
 

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:11 AM

Happy Holidays, everyone...

Wicca's 6-week final check-up was Tuesday -- She passed with flying colors. She's free.


Didn't catch Wicca's first ecstatic run on video. We were practically crying with joy... but we did put an extended run up on the AI Dog Facebook page.

One of the biggest relief/pleasures was being able to let both dog's out, off-leash, to do their nightly before-bedtime rituals. For the last 6 cold, wet weeks, one of has been right there with Wicca.

For Christmas? Freedom all around!!

Wicca's going to be a good frisbee dog. Draco still shows exceptional aptitude but poor attitude about catcing objects other than food out of the air!! Wicca loves to do the run and catch....

(Is there a spell checker in this new format? Or do I need to reinstall iSpell? My daily use laptop is slowly dying -- just te keyboard and CPU!!. Right now, the "h" key works only alf the time!! Santa? Are you listening?)

We're excited about Cristmas. Joan's Mom & Sister are joining us for the weekend. Our son, daughter-in-law and our two grandkids are bringing their AI Dog Rocco this afternoon. We are also watcing our nephew's dog, Gir, until early next week.

We are going to have a howling good time.

Joan and I were lauging that we should set up a webcam and charge admission! We are SO looking forward to it... with Mom and the grandkids coming we bought new Christmas lights & decorations.

Found a great deal on a living Incense Cedar which will get planted this Spring. Right now, it's on our deck, rigt outside our living room, decorated with a beautiful star on top.

Everyone stay safe. Be well.



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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:17 AM

So glad all are free now!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the update!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:45 AM

That was funny. Happy happy to you and yours.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:05 PM

Thought you all would get a good smile out of this picture of the new trick I taught Wicca first thing New Year's morning.

She was running frenetically up and down the upstairs hallway, coming into our bedroom and making a grand leap nearly from door to bed. What a perfect time to teach her to jump through my arms!! What could possibly go wrong!??!

I bend over, put my arms into a hoop. She comes running and jumps and, well, see the results for yourself!!

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Just above her left eye (Joan pointed out it’s the hardest part of her beautiful little head!!) scored a perfect hit to the outside of my right eye. She was going 200 miles an hour or so it felt!! (It’s been a little while since I’ve been hit that hard!! I didn’t go down and I didn’t go out. OK, I kind of went down, but not out…) I don’t know if she made up onto the bed. (Joan says, "Of course Wicca made it up onto the bed! :P "

Finally got my glasses bent back into a wearable shape!

Not concussed but a little non plus-ed, we live to tackle 2012 a little bruised but not broken!!

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Since I'm here, I'll post a couple of other pictures...

A recent portrait of Draco & Wicca that I don't think I've posted yet.

Wicca & Draco.jpg


A nice picture of Wicca.
Wicca.jpg

Cousin Gir came over the Holidays for a visit.
Wicca and Gir 2.jpg

Wicca loves and stalks him...
Wicca and Gir 1.jpg

Gir, being ball obsessed sometimes didn't pay enough attention to Wicca. So, she learned "who controls the Chuck-It controls the game".
Who Controls The Chuckit.jpg

Wicca's eyes light up when she gets to wrestle with Gir
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Draco, Gir & Wicca were frequently, literally a whirlwind blur.
Draco Gir Wicca Whirlwind.jpg

More again soon.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:35 PM

ow Gib-
nice shade of purple eye shadow you have there!
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:01 PM

I love the photo of the two dogs together! Also, the one with the chukkit is pretty funny. Roscoe got so sick of Danza always beating him to the ball that he started standing behind me, waiting for the ball end of the flinger to go over my shoulder. Then he'd jump up and nab the ball while it was still in the little holder. Sometimes I'd hold it there just a little longer than usual to give him a chance.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 05:19 PM

I can just picture that, Karen.

Gib, their heads are like big rocks, eh? :lol:
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:10 PM

I know how that feels, Gib. Not to that extent, but Willow has a tendency to jump right onto sensitive area's, or using them as a platform to jump off of.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

Gib, so glad it all turned out well. Some of us were discussing food on the other page. I can make an observation about the difference raising GSDs on science diet vs making our own raw diet - our second round of GSD's matured much more slowly than our first. I'd say it took the male 6 months longer to reach full size and the female a year. We were pleased since rapid growth can be a problem for large dogs. Since this is rare for AIDs it may not be an issue but it's a data point for anyone to consider if they are worried.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

So Gib, I'm guessing the trials & tribulations from the post surgery experience are a far distant memory now? If so, that gives me hope as it seems that our new pup is so far off into the future that it's becoming a form of torture!
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:34 AM

So Gib, I'm guessing the trials & tribulations from the post surgery experience are a far distant memory now? If so, that gives me hope as it seems that our new pup is so far off into the future that it's becoming a form of torture!


We picked up Wicca in June about six months ago: The first two were the "quarantine" period. The last two on surgery-recovery-restriction. The middle two were the painful buildup to the surgery.

So, yes, those trials & tribulations are a (far distant?) memory now.

As they say, "This too shall pass."

Here's to an amazing 2012...

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 12:04 PM

As usual Gib, your photos are great......how is your eye doing? Was Wicca beside herself when you got hurt? Hope all is much better, and that the eye shadow has dimmed.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:02 AM

As usual Gib, your photos are great......how is your eye doing? Was Wicca beside herself when you got hurt? Hope all is much better, and that the eye shadow has dimmed.


Eye is much better. The black & blue is almost all gone! B)

Didn't find that I had posted these pictures elsewhere. So, just a few of our more interesting recent nice shots...


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Stay warm. Be safe. Have fun..

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 09:58 AM

Nice family portrait!
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:53 AM

I spent the weekend in Portland with my Son and his family.

I mentioned elsewhere going to dogparks...

Here are a few photos that kind of catch Draco & Wicca up on things.

Draco, Rocco and their two litter mates turned two years old last Saturday, February 25th.

Here's a nice picture at the Edmond's waterfront.

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Elsewhere was discussion about our dogs various Looks. I showed Draco's Squirrel Look. Here's Draco's Crow Look.

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Also, elsewhere, was a discussion of action photos. I mentioned that Wicca runs as if hovering. Now, I think it's hovering as if running.

This one is Wicca hovering in our back yard.
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This is Wicca hovering in Portland this weekend.
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It's a grainy shot but I love her smile!!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 09:55 AM

I just looked at the pictures I posted. Three out of four are way more grainy than I thought. Sorry.

I still think all four pictures tell a few thousand words-worth of story.

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

So I gather from that smile, that she is continuing to do well. So glad to hear it!

Is it hard having a wife who is as photogenic as the dogs? That is a beautiful shot.
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:40 AM

Love the "hovering" and the smile! Denakka smiles a lot, but ALWAYS when running!

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

Grainy doesn't matter....unless you're entering some kind of contest....this is just great...catches the true spirit of the dogs....great job!
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