NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS - September 2018
In January 2017, Wilhelm and I moved from Aurora Colorado to the small town of Sequim Washington. The pictures below are from drive from Colorado to Washington. It's been a crazy ride since we got here.
We showed a bit, here and there, but didn't get any big wins. Went back to Colorado in June 2017 for the Dane specialty even! While we were there, Deena had her first seizure. Having experienced seizures before (with Doozer) we were hoping they would not recur often. Sadly, they did. Knowing, then, that we were not going to breed Deena we had her spayed (even knowing that we wouldn't be able to show her anymore) in the hopes that it would settle things down. Sadly, it didn't. The medication she is on has been adjusted several times but as of now the seizures appear to be under control. Deena is retired, though, until Veterans classes in a couple of years.
Val was also shown. Sparingly, because she only needed one major to finish. Heck, I even hired a professional! But, the judges still couldn't see the qualities that I could so in early 2018, I decided to retire her from the conformation ring. Along the way, though, we discovered a new adventure! Val already knew she loved lure coursing. When AKC added FASTCat a new love was born - because if Val could chase it... She absolutely would. While we were waiting for a trial to open that was just around the corner from us... Val got sick. Within hours, she had passed away. Shockingly, suddenly, Val was gone and I was without a Dane for the first time in 21 years and without a dog to show for the first time in 23 years.
In time, I plan to add another Great Dane to our family. When the time is right. Until then, I am still available for judging UKC. And I want to do therapy work with the Saints. And maybe obedience/rally with Deena. Still so much to do!!