Misc Pictures

Getting caught up on posting some pictures…

Gigi with her new buddy, Walter (a 3 month old Cocker Spaniel), at a fun match last weekend.

Cleaning up after my all-breed kennel club’s dog show, we turned club member dogs loose to run and play in the empty building. FUN!

Jan Snow Fun

A little late in posting these, but Oden stayed with us while his owner was out of town and we had lots of fun playing in the snow.  The dogs really love it when we go sledding – chasing the kids up and down the hill!  We also had my mom’s Lab come over to join the party – lots of dogs and kids to play.  Lots of fun!  See a gallery of pictures

Kizzy chasing Oden

Gigi racing Isla down the hill

Gigi at handling class & other pictures

Gigi has been playing show-dog-in-training at handling classes lately.  Couple snaps from a recent class:

Waiting patiently

Gigi working with a friend. We take turns handling each others dogs, to get the dogs comfortable working with other people.

And, later that night, Kizzy showing how she patiently waits for dinner!

A sweet picture from when Oden (Gigi’s brother) recently stayed with us while his human mom was traveling:

Oden on his back, relaxing with his mom and sister.

Gigi’s First Dog Show

Fun way to start Gigi’s show career!  A nice Best in Match win at the Puppy Derby.

Mantle Great Dane showing

Gigi winning Best in Match at the Illini Great Dane Club Puppy Derby

showing mantle great dane

Winning her class in Sweepstakes at the Illini Great Dane Club Specialty.

family of mantle great danes

Family picture! L-R: Kizzy (mom) and litter mates: Oden, Izzy, and Gigi. Puppies are just shy of 9 months and Kizzy is almost 7 years old.

Sibling Play

We have been watching Gigi’s brother, Oden, while his parents were out of town.  The two puppies have had so much fun!  To make it even more fun, their sister, Jasmine, joined them for some play today.


Oden knows karate!

Oden HAS to be wondering what the heck Gigi is doing!

This picture cracks me up!

Kizzy and her two ducklings

Gigi at 7 months old

Oden at 7 months old



7 month old great danes

Oden, Gigi and Jasmine

Oden chasing Jasmine

Gigi and Jasmine

Puppies on the run

Fun times!

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