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Sunday, 19 May 2019

Pele is loved!

This is the message I received this morning from Pele's new owner! It made me laugh!

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Mary Ann

My 2 All Black Male German Shepherd Puppies

This is Tango & Buddy. I was just thinking how awesome it would be to walk down the street with 2 well trained, all black adult German Shepherds. One on each side of me. That would be quite a sight to see! Hmmmm... Maybe I should do that!!

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Tonks & Grandpa Rommel

Tonks and owner came back for a visit and one of the free lessons that comes with the purchase of your puppy.  In an effort to meet "new dogs" we introduced Tonks to Grandpa Rommel.  Tonks was more excited about it than Rommel was!  I can't believe Rommel is 10 years old already!  




Pele (Miss Pink) and the Guardian Angel Shepherd Family!

Pele is doing incredibly well.  So well in fact, it's hard to tell her from the other puppies!  The only thing that gives her away is that she gets tired faster.  She runs, and plays, and wrestles just like the others.  Her weight is good, her coat is shiny.  She's perfect.  Except for that darn dislocated hip!

In case this is the first time you've been to my blog, we had a litter of puppies born March 3, 2019.  We ended up with 11 happy, healthy puppies.  At around 6 weeks old, I came into my puppy building and saw Pele, sitting in a strange position.  Not crying, not whining.  Just sitting strangely.  Long story short after a trip to the vet, and x-rays, we discovered she had a dislocated hip.  The only thing we could figure was her Mother stepped/jumped on her as she was entering the kennel.  We took Pele to physiotherapy and they were optimistic about making an effort to get her hip back into place using a sling and exercises.  Another trip to the vet and he dashed all my hopes.  I came so close to euthanizing her that day.  But I couldn't.  She had such a love of life.  She didn't know this wasn't normal!  She just took it all in stride.  I've never seen a tougher dog in my life!  And now I know I made the right decision.  She is a perfect bundle of joy (with a limp)!

And the news gets better!

It's official, she's going home!  She will have her very own family!

I've known this family for several years now.  They have been patiently waiting, for years, for a Guardian Angel Shepherd.  And this was the year to finally get one!  They waited patiently when they found out Maya had been bred.  They waited patiently to find out she actually was pregnant.  They waited patiently to hear if there were enough puppies for them to receive one.  They waited for the phone call to say "yes, there's enough puppies!"  And they were waiting to find out which puppy they would receive.  But instead of me telling them which puppy would be theirs, they told me.  They wanted Pele!  They could have had a healthy puppy but no, they wanted the injured puppy!  I couldn't believe my ears!  After all this time.  After all these years of waiting.  I literally burst into tears on the phone.  I was so happy that Pele would have her very own family who would love and care for her and her special needs.  I did my best to explain what the vet had told me and it might come down to a total hip replacement in the future.  And that was okay with them.  I was ecstatic!  My faith in humanity was renewed!  

So I'm very happy to tell everyone that Pele is leaving for her home in Saskatchewan tomorrow.  I'm hoping we get lots of updates on how she's doing and I will pass them along to you as I get them.

And I need to thank all those incredibly generous people who donated money to pay for Pele's vet and physiotherapy bills.  I was amazed at how caring people truly are.  You always hear all the worst things and you tend to start feeling like that's all there is out there.  But that's absolutely wrong!  There are so many people who opened their hearts for Pele and I am truly, truly thankful.  Some gave money, some did extensive research into her problem and offered suggestions, some prayed.   I have also donated the cost of a puppy towards the upcoming medical bills she will encounter. All of you are a gift.  We are family.  Family doesn't have to be blood related.  We are the Guardian Angel Shepherd family!

Monday, 13 May 2019

I need just the right owners for Gypsy and Tango

This is a short video of Gypsy (Miss Green).  She is a Black & Tan Alpha female and needs a home that has a job for her.  That could be keeping a marathon runner company on their runs, or Search & Rescue, or bomb/drug dog, something that requires a lot of energy to be used up.  But she must have a job.  I have turned down several people who wanted her on her looks only.  I saved both them and her from a life of frustration.  I'm putting this out there because she needs just the right fit.

Tango was Mr. Tan.  He is an all Black Alpha male.  His video will come out shortly.  He is not as gung-ho as Gypsy but not too far behind.  He could go with someone who is experienced with German Shepherds.  His video will come out shortly.

Here is the link:   https://youtu.be/3JiDzYpCfX8

Pass this along!  Let's find them their new forever homes!

Mary Ann


Saturday, 11 May 2019

The Dog Days of Summer

They are almost here! Enjoying the deck for the first time this year!

This is Trinity. Isn't she absolutely gorgeous! So feminine! She died once and I brought her back to life. But that's a story for another day. I'm just going to enjoy the sun for 10 until something calls me away!

Friday, 10 May 2019

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You said I'm going where?! And doing what?!

Mr Red (Watson) left today for his new home!

Her First Day At Work!

This is the coolest thing ever!  This is Tonk (Miss Purple) doing rounds with her owner who just happens to be a doctor!  Tonk apparently did very well visiting all the patients and sleeping during charting.  She was loved by all!   I'm a very PROUD MOTHER!

Mary Ann





Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Rifle Blasts! 10 Feet From My Head As I Slept!

Today I woke at 5:40AM to 2 rifles blasts 10 feet from my head!  My husband was up for work and saw a very large coyote only 25 yards from where we keep the puppies!  They were all safe indoors with Momma but that's much too close for me!  He ran for his rifle and sent two shots just behind his heels!  We have an agreement with the coyotes.  We have 160 acres.  They can use 155 acres and we use 5.  Seems incredibly fair to me!  But when they come sniffing around my dogs, or any livestock we might have at the time, that's not allowed.  First time is warning shots.  Next time, no warning shot.  

I've had one of my old retired girls killed by a cougar so I can't take the chance of having any predators close by.  Fish & Wildlife asked if I wanted that cougar shot and I said no.  It was just being a cougar.  They felt it was a young male, just on it's own from it's mother and wasn't very good at hunting yet.  I said if it came back, then yes, as that would mean there was a pattern and who knows what it might go after, after that.  But it never did, thankfully.  But that was one of the most horrific experiences of my life.  Poor Kahlua.  He daughter Indy came to her rescue but the damage was so bad, she had to be euthanized.  

But today was not a good day for predators.  Thankfully Trinity was going crazy outside which caused Mark to look out the window.  The other dogs hadn't smelled it yet I guess.  Good thing we have lots of sentry dogs!

But all is well and the puppies and Maya never knew the difference.  But we will be extra vigilant!

Mary Ann