My new pup "Reno" met the bank tellers today. He is 9 weeks old. He's asleep under the desk while I type otherwise he'd be finding something to chew on like my feet.
I'm still learning how to post pics.
I am really missing Otus now. The numbness of grief has lessened and now it's things like the way he used to put his muzzle in my lap while I sat at the computer. He kept reminding me that he would rather we go outside and play. I look for him in all the places he used to be. Every day. Almost nine years.
How the thump of his tail in the morning told me that he knew I was awake.
There will be a new pup soon. I've put a deposit on a litter whelped in June.
There lots of room for a new GSD to love in my house.
The memorial plague I made from his paw prints. The Latin quote translates to,"The same night awaits us all"
I need advice. My house feels so empty without my big dog. It will be time for another pup soon. I've had six GSD in my life. The last two were German Showline. Both wonderful dogs. I do suspect that Otus may have had the beginnings of DM this last year . The dog I had before him was completely sound until he passed at age 11.
I would like to find a companion dog. I am interested in agility training but haven't ever done it. My German Showline dogs were so smart & willing that basic obedience training was easy.
There were a couple other threads I've read about breeders in the Washington state area.
Would you folks out there who know good breeders in my area please chime in and advise me where to look.
I like the German Showline dogs but I'm worried about what I see in their current structure. I've also read a multitude of discussions here regarding this.
I would be interested in looking at working lines too.
Hello from the currently sunny state of Washington. I found the German Shepherd Forum when I was searching information on tumors of the spleen. My dog Otus will be 9 if he makes it another month. I've already learned a lot from others on this site who've experienced losing a dog to this cancer. German Shepherds have always been my favorite breed and I have owned four before getting Otus as a pup. He has been by far the easiest dog to train basic obedience that I've ever owned. I'm having a hard time thinking of the empty spot he'l leave. My other dog Vincent is a beautiful rescue Greyhound who is wonderful too and fortunately free of any health issues.
We're having a good day today & no one would think my dog had a problem if they saw him.........except for his shaved belly that was done for a ultrasound.