Here he is in all
of his glory.
I have been meaning to email you and tell what a
great 10 month old Desi has become. We took him
to the vet Saturday for a distemper booster and
he weighed in at 110.4 pounds. We have been
religious about his supplements and so forth and
he has become pals with Luci and Ricky. You may
recall we have 5 1/2 acres so he is getting
plenty of exercise. In the next few days I will
be sure to take a couple of digitals for you.
He has the traditional black and tan coloring
and is as friendly a dog as can be.
have an invisible fence (he learned fast) but
our neighbors do not so their mutts come over
onto our land. Luci is in charge (of
everything) but particularly our turf so she
taught Desi to chase the intruders away. He has
a very funny howling "woo-woo" sound that
doesn't seem to go with his buffalo body.
Desi at 10 months!
I hope you and
your family are doing well. I wanted to send you
a recent shot of the "boys". Grizzly is going on
3 years and Kodiak just turned six months. On
his six month birthday Kodiak weighed 80 pounds
and is about 26 inches at the shoulder. In your
experience how does this project out or compare
to some of your dogs? Kodiak is a great pup. He
has a wonderful, fun, temperament and we are
really enjoying him. He has completed his puppy
obedience class and is now in an intermediate
Grizzly and Kodiak at 6 months!
I wanted to tell you a few things about Odin. I have
never before had a Shepherd like him. Odin is by
nature very gentle, enthusiastic, and protective. He
uses his paws a lot to communicate. For example, if
he thinks you are feeling sad, he will come up to
you, place his paw on your lap and just look at you.
Sometimes he will then lay his head down on your lap
(keep in mind he is still sitting on the floor).
My son practices Chinese Martial Arts 4-5 hours a
day. He has often "worked out " with Odin.
Apparently Odin has learned to "fake him out". Odin
pretends he will move in one direction and purposely
moves in another. My son has taken videos of him and
it is really incredible.
Whatever breeding brought about his temperament is
awesome. My neighbor said he was the most obedient
Shepherd she has ever seen. My son helped me to
send this picture of Odin. He turned 3 in February.
are photos of "Leroy". The first two of the
attached pictures were taken at four months,
while the "bamboo stick" is in the jaws of our
five-month beloved puppy.
Leroy at 4 months!
pics of your "grandson" Niko in action. These
pics were taken today, as I took both him & AJ out
for some FUN in the snow! Enjoy & I hope to
see you again in 05!!!
Scott & Niko
Niko in the snow!
Big Joe is
truly an amazing animal!
foremost, it was delightful speaking with you
yesterday. You know, not only do I enjoy our
time talking dogs, shows, etc., I so much enjoy
the revelations of family, life & everyday
King family has been a great source of
camaraderie for me, it serves to purpose to be
there when they are at their strongest, no?
Your expert advice on how to make little Orion a
star was clear & concise, yet very
compassionate, Shelley. Thank you. I am an ol'
softy for the little man & I really want to give
him what he deserves. I am not too much into
heavy competition, just want him to experience
finishing, having some fun, doing the best that
he can. It would sure be great to share that
with all of you.. Thank you again for the
opportunity to belong. I also think he would
LOVE the ocean on a beautiful spring day. So,
guess you'll see us there. Thanks again for
your advice & always being there to help.
Angel and five month old Orion!
As you can
see, Sabre loves the snow. He digs in with his
head and slides it along :-) !
Sabre and the snow!
Thanks for talking about Xena the other day, and I
am eager to place my name on the list for an
in a good tempered but extremely good guard dog. The
breed is nice because the Kings aren't barkers but
let you know if someone is there. Our Xena is almost
too good natured as she loves to wage her tail at
anyone going by!
Anyway, I look forward on hearing from you.
Xena taking a snooze!