Having a great time schooling the dogs!!!
Serious continues to impress me with his eagerness to learn and his overall temperament. Today after class he got a treat when he found himself on the receiving end of some extra attention delivered by a stranger (now acquaintance) @ Tractor Supply. It was obvious he thoroughly enjoyed having his ears scratched, massaged and just plain fiddled with for roughly 20 minutes while our new found friend and I chatted about nothing and everything.
Remedy too is doing well with her outings and taking Kindergarten seriously. Especially recess! And Remedy....well, she loves everything and everybody! She is one sweet and exuberant pup!
Training, outings and socialization: each for a Doberman, as important as the next. And each an enjoyable and rewarding experience for both man and beast!
As was the case with Lexi's 1st litter, I held off announcing Majestic's 1st litter until pregnancy could be confirmed. That being said, GMBD's is excited and proud to announce Majestic will be experiencing motherhood 1st hand round about February 11th. To this point she's simply been an observer, watching from a distance.
As with all 1st time moms, Majestic's mothering instincts are yet to be seen. And while I anticipate no problems, I will be equip and prepared to deal with any that may arise. Witnessing the birth of a litter is an exciting event and an event I never want to miss with any of my dogs. But it's also, to some degree, a nerve racking experience. Jess's pregnancy is progressing as I would expect at this point. Her appetite is about 3 times her norm, she's picking up weight and showing her condition. But otherwise, she's taking her pregnancy in stride and going about business as usual. For my girl, her precious cargo, and myself my fingers are crossed for an uneventful term and delivery! The photo left is of Jess watching with interest, GMBD's very first litter. Hopefully she's been taking notes and committing a few things to memory ;-)
Serious is starting his second year off right! Up and at 'em early this morning, I must say he was on his game in his obedience class! I went home happy and quite proud of him. To celebrate, I took him straight to the Vet for a Propofol induced deep sleep, aka nap! Got his hip xrays and nails trimmed to boot! I'm happy to report, at least by Dr McBrides assessment, Serious' hips rate Excellent! I've got my films in hand and will be dropping them off on my way to take Remedy to Kindergarten. While I never doubted Serious would receive O.F.A certification, and don't doubt Dr McBrides ability to assess an x-ray, it's always nice to have confirmation and documentation!
I've also got my kit to swab Remedy for color, vWb and Degenerative Myelopathy and will be dropping it in the post along with the x-rays. Results pending; even though some for Remedy are already known based on parentage.
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