Heidi has been bred

Heidi and I took an amazing cross-country trip (Iowa to California) to breed to Henry.  Hoping for puppies around June 1st.

Went through Las Vegas, so we could watch Henry at a dog show.
In Big Basin State Park
Sunrise in UT
Tired girl!
Heidi checking out the Golden Gate Bridge
Exploring the beach near Golden Gate
Big Basin State Park
Arches National Park
Zion National Park
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Kizzy’s sister, Bree

We have Kizzy’s sister, Bree, staying with us for a little bit. Sweet ol’ girl!

Kizzy (left) and litter sister Bree
Kizzy and Bree chilling

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!

Lazy Dogs

When I work from home I get to see how my pets (note cat on the couch) spend their days.  They have it rough!

Lazy Danes
Lazy Danes