SAUDADE - A longing for something you already have......

Pronounced "sow-dahd-jee" this word is hard to define.

It's being in a moment so wonderful that all you can do is

mourn it's passing, even as it is happening.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Yep, he's a TEN!!

Jamie, that is.  My boy Jamie turned TEN on June 22, 2014.  Other than some white frosting on his face and feet, and a tendency to start to sink lower when he stands too long, he is doing great!  I feel so blessed to have him in my life and especially this long.  Not a day has gone by that I don't take a second to feel grateful he's here.

Please indulge me while I show a TON of pictures of him :)

Recipe for Diamond Danes Outlander v Zodiac CGC "Jamie"

Take a Helpful Hardware Man :  
CH: Lynbars Helpful Hardware Man v Fairoaks


Add a beautiful and talented Princess: "Sarah"
CH. Diamond Danes Victorian Lace NAJ, NJP, CGC 

And they make beautiful babies!

Jamie is the last dog in my house that knew my boy Dijon.  He's checking out the pups here.

He still has this exact look on his face to this day!!

Chase the Italian Greyhound thought the puppies were awesome!

Raising Jamie with his Mom Sarah was one of the most rewarding things I've done.  Their relationship was precious.

This is the same yellow swan in his little baby pics!
This photo was taken at Flowing Well Park, the same park I take Varick to.  Long history of enjoying this little gem, and we live across the street from it now!

One year old with the yellow swan!

This was taken after he showed in Veteran's at the Hoosier Great Dane Club show.

And Jamie today at age 10! 

Love you Biggie G!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Dog Days of Autumn

They really should call October "the dog days", because seriously, is there any better time of year for a dog? Sunny, cool, the days still long enough to enjoy and oh the gorgeous colors.

I guess technically I missed October's post, but better late than never?

We tried to do plenty of walks and park visits.  We had a lovely walk at Potters Bridge, the only covered bridge in our county.

Samantha has the head tilt down better than the dog!

We did some training, both obedience and dock diving skills.

And I tried to get a picture of Jamie and Varick playing with a big stick together.  Varick took it as an opportunity to play keep away.  Check out his "nana nana boo boo" attitude! Jamie can still keep up with him though, even at almost 9 1/2 years old.

Next time you'll get him Jamie!

And I was able to catch a nice fall portrait of Varick, on my lunch hour today.  If the leaves and the weather hold, I'll try to get them all out under this tree.

It's all coming to an end soon.  We change the clocks this weekend!  EEEK