Sad News

We lost our sweet Gigi in August. Took her in for a spay and she had post surgery complications.  She was only three years old.

Flighty Foto Domino – Gigi 6/25/14-8/8/17

Gigi (in front) with Kizzy and Oliver (cat)

Upside down Gigi with her mom, Kizzy

Gigi with Oliver

Through the screen door

Pet Expo & Play Time Pics

We had great fun representing the Central Iowa Kennel Club at the Great Iowa Pet Expo!

responsible breeder great dane

well bred great danesThe Des Moines Register took some photographs and of the 13 they published, 2 of them were of Heidi and Gigi!

Screen grab of the Des Moines Register image. Heidi on her back, soaking up the attention!

Screen grab of Des Moines Register image. Gigi getting a pat on the head.

Some recent pictures of play time at our place..

The teeth! This pic cracks me up! All three dogs (Gigi is behind Heidi, who is in the middle). Kizzy’s lips flapping in the wind.

Love Gigi’s play bow. Sometimes they look and sound so ferocious while playing.

Kizzy has always played by going after the back legs of the other dog. And she passed this “trick” onto her offspring as well.

Hot pursuit!

Long hikes, play time and pictures

Deliquent on updating pictures here, but have enjoyed lots of activities lately with the dogs.

Long hikes:

Hiking with Danes

Gigi and Heidi

Heidi and Gigi

Play time with all three girls and our best Cocker Spaniel buddy, Walter:

Gigi and Walter

Before the water fun, we explored Ledges State Park:

L-R: Kizzy, Heidi, Gigi

Photo session fun:

Great Dane generations

Kizzy at 8 1/2 years old; Heidi (standing) and Gigi at 2 years old

Immediately following that picture:

The chase is on!

Kizzy still has it!



First Day of Spring Walk

I enjoyed a long walk on the first day of spring with the girls.  Love these days we can take our nice long walks!

Stopped at the park and snapped a quick picture of the girls.  Long walks with my pups is bliss for me. 🙂

Great Danes and Lab

Kizzy, Gigi and Isla (my mom’s Lab)

As someone who regularly walks multiple dogs, I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to see loose dogs.  I usually modify my route, to avoid, if I see a loose dog up ahead.  It is not cool to have a dog rush me when I’m walking 300+ lbs of dog.  I’ve been pretty lucky so far and typically can yell at the approaching dog with a stern, “NO! GO HOME!” and they seem to listen. <knock on wood>  My dogs seem confident that I’ll deal with the situation and don’t get too riled up.

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