First day of SPRING!! didn’t feel like it. rained this morning till noon and i never really got warm. had legging on under jeans and several shirts with sweatshirt on top of that. when i took Winston for a walk about dark i put on my carhart and a scarf! i finally got warmed up after a mile. He’s so funny he found a dead squirrel in the road and had to have it. he carried it the rest of the walk!
I got home from CA mid afternoon yesterday. flight should have left at 8:10 but didn’t leave till almost 9:30. with one very fussy sometimes screaming child behind and sweet baby one row behind me and to my right. I prayed and prayed after almost 4 hours i wanted to give the mother a lesson in parenting. sweet lady. amazing dad sat and held the 4-5 month old. she just did not realize she had trained her child to act that way and was continuing to reinforce unwanted behavior with reward instead of being the one in charge. but we made it.
I had SUCH a good time in CA. it was amazing. i took several video!! up on the You Tube Channel. of the lemon groves and avocado trees. I adored my friend’s 2 grand daughters and got to be with them all day Monday. what a treat! I even got to go to horse back riding lesson as the oldest was out of school that day. Sunday night I had played with the three year old (very much a princess). and read her a book before she went to bed. ahahah got accused of ‘getting my granny on’ and i was!! what a delightful child. the next morning when she saw me she run to me and jumped to be picked up. those delightful moments you feel God’s love and are so trilled to be a part of God’s good world. I couldn’t have had a better time!! they treated me like royalty! and their home was amazing so grand and decorated from TX ahahaha with cow hides on the floor. it was warm and sunny and we got to spend a lot of the day outside. I love being outside. I got to meet several of her employees and saw her operation. talk about First Class!! I was thoroughly impressed with her operation. and more impressed with this lovely fierce woman. I was very grateful to have the opportunity to meet her and her husband and their family. Her husband is a chief and oh can he cook!! If you ever want a Golden Retriever in sunny CA see Golden Meadows. I couldn’t say enough good things about them. and toying with the idea of raising Goldens. hummmmm we shall see.
It was so warm and so wonderful yesterday when I got home. but my day well…. i ended up with Tracey my help in the ER. we had an older neutered male here i had not personally raised and he got food aggressive over fresh bones Tim and Tracey had fed that morning as Tim was cutting up a cow. Thank God Tim was close as this boy was not letting Tracey go. and that to me is the tipping point. you don’t get a second chance. We put him down. it’s so heart breaking for everyone involved. I guess i share this because i can not stress enough that early training with food to not allow dogs to ‘guard’ food. crazy thing was this boy didn’t “guard’ when he was eating kibble. but kibble and fresh meat are two different things. the meat didn’t make him mean. it was just worth fighting for so he thought. I guess as a breeder of a working guard dogs the truth is these guys ARE powerful enough to kill someone. early training and socialization AND not spoiling dog is important. . That is never allow dog to think they are in charge or calling the shots. it does not work with a bulllmastiff. Never allow the dog to guard food or push children around. as a puppy practice taking food out of their mouth. THEN Give them something better. don’t take food away and make them go without. teach them to give THEN there is something better coming. Teach them to take food politely from your hand. There is not a dog here i can’t feed Raw meat with my hands and go into their mouth and take it away from them also. they must learn to respect humans. this does not effect their ability to guard their humans if the need ever arose but it does ensure a safer dog to be around. And I can’t state this Too much DO NOT TEASE your dog! do not offer them something then not allow them to have it. that is teasing. don’t aggravate your dog. it’s not funny to them. it’s disrespectful and it will come back to haunt you.
Any way Tracey has three broken bones in right hand and stitches in her neck. and right arm. But she’s pretty amazing. she’s a tuff bird!! I’m proud of they way she has handled this. text tonight asking about some of the dogs. She does love them and takes excellent care of them. I just keeping praising God it wasn’t any worse. AND this has once again helped me see i need to do more training video. I think i’ve owned well over a hundred bullmastiffs maybe more. it’s not a difficult thing for me to know what position to get in to teach them the rules of appropriate living. but i understand it doesn’t come easy for everyone. and as a breeder I could do more to help my puppy owner succeed.
SO i did Layla and Bunny ultra sound today. Layla is FULL of puppies. Bunny would be too but it appeared some were being re- absorbed. I wish i knew the answer to this. We feed them so good. I just don’t understand why this is happening. Layla’s name is “She’s Full of Diamonds” ahahah and she is!! so my nice time off will come to an end April 19th. PREPARE for puppies!!! ahahah ok.
Can’t think of any more new news. i uploaded video of the house i think from last wk. sister in KC wanted to know how it was coming so i did video. it’s coming along. every wk. moving forward.
oh Piper Bunny sister is in heat. i’ll bred her to Deion also. I had Deion at vet today and his sperm looks AMAZING! i’m so in love with this boy. he’s such a good boy. I had Brene with me also and took her in the little Thrift shop i like to find stuff animals for the puppies. the lady that runs the place is always seeing me with young up and coming dogs. so i took Deion in to meet her. it’s SO nice to have a well behaved dog on the end of the lead!
Headed to Claremore to that dog show next wk. Five days. five dogs! oh boy and 6 for Tonya. i’ve been walking trying to get back in some kind of shape! looking to finish Tandy and Taffy over there. taking Chip and Kaboodle for the experience. I should have signed up for Ft Worth this weekend but Tim only wants me gone so much. I was in St Louis with Becky Friday and Sat seeing the grand kids and delivering puppies. and flew out to CA on Sunday. always good to be home to my wonderful husband! off to bed with me. oh i’m reading a new book. Beni Johnson The Power of communion. it’s SO good. i didn’t realize it just came out. i just got it last wk and about done with it. I’ve been focusing on endeavoring to take communion daily during this 40 days. i’ve only missed a couple of times. Tim joined me last night and again this morning. :+} Beni says in one place this thought popped into her head “Every time you take Communion you remind the devil of his failure.” how powerful it that thought! and it’s just a sweet time to be grateful and quiet before the Lord. I do not understand how we could not be eternally grateful for the price Father God paid for us. the truth is Jesus would rather die than live without you. He does love you that much.