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I am a Merlequin Great Dane and I live in Redlands, CA with my mom and dad. You can also follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreatDaneMonte

Friday, September 12, 2014

Another Yummy Review

Look what came in the mail for me? Another delicious treat to try from Chewy.com

 I helped mom open it.

 Oh yum! Mom say's I get these for my special doggy classes.

So we started into practice right away. See how focused I get on this treat?

I obey immediately!

I will even pray for these treats- please, oh, please

Mom tried the command I haven't quite got down yet. On the second try I did very well. Anything mom, just give me the treat!

Even dad starting taking them with us on the walks, to work on my commands. He says they smell so good, he is tempted to try one himself. This is the fastest my treats disappeared, so I am wondering if he really did try some.

Mom's review: These were excellent treats to use for Monte's obedience sessions. Since I give him small portions, they were easy to break up, not messy to hold in my hand during the walk, and the smell got his attention right away. Also, the fact that Monte is allergic to gluten, these were perfect using real meat, sweet potato and apple. They smell like bacon, which was a bit tempting to dear hubby. Thumbs up to Nature's Recipe. 

Nature's Recipe Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes & Apples Oven Baked Chewy Dog Treats, 5.5-oz bag

Give your dog something to chew over. Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Chewy Treats Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes & Apples are high protein and made with sweet potatoes and apples. So go ahead and give your dog a treat that will help him keep chewing.

Chewy.com delivers pet happiness by conveniently shipping 300+ brands of pet food and stuff (for FREE!) while celebrating and honoring the bond, love and connection we share with pets.

Note: I was not paid for this review, however, I did accept a free bag from Chewy.com in order to sample and review the product. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Helping A Friend

Today I played Therapy Dog to another dog, my friend Emily. She got a sore on her paw and her mom, Aunt Gina, took her to the fur doctor yesterday to look at it. They said there is a foxtail inside and it got infected. She gets very nervous at the fur doctor office, like me. They tried to give her anti-nervous medicine, but after several hours, she was still too nervous, so Aunt Gina took her home. Today the fur-doctor was going to give her a stronger anti-nervous medicine to make her sleep. Since Aunt Gina was now nervous too, mom and I decided to go along, and help keep everyone calm. 
Em's paw boo boo. There is a little one on her other paw too.
 When we got there, mom and I walked around with Emily, so she could sniff and walk off some of her nervousness. 

  Even with me by her side, Emily started to worry about where her mom went. 

We went into the cool builiding to wait with Emily and her mom. Emily was doing pretty good, since I was there with her.
 She kept asking me "Why are we here? What is going on?" I told her to just be calm and everything would be ok. 

But she said "Pbbssssppp! I don't believe you!"

We found out there was another furry ahead up, having an emergency C-Section. Even though I don't know what that is... I got the feeling it was going to be a loooonnngg wait. So I settled down and relaxed.

How long do those things take?

After an hour and a half, Em was still being calm with me. Both mom's were very proud of me for helping and of her for staying calm. 

Finally it was Emily's turn. Aunt Gina took her to the back, and they gave her the medicine and said she would be asleep for awhile. Now all we have to do is wait. 

While we were there... Mom checked. Yep, I have finally gained 12 pounds!!!

The Count!

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Day of Spoiling

The day started out like any other ordinary day.  But I sensed something different in Mom's walk. She had a skip in her step. And kept saying... "Today is so beautiful!" Then out came the flashy...
"Um..." Mom said "Not quite what I was looking for" 

"Still not getting it"
"Quit playing and get serious!"
"That's it!" SNAP
 Then I started understanding. So I got into the "Model" mode.

Am I getting it mom?
 Mom wants everyone to see how beautiful the sky, trees and mountains were looking this day. This is what put the skip into her step.

Then I started to goof off, and mom said I earned it.

Back to work!
Good shot, Mom?
 Im not sure what this creature was trying to say to me, but it sure was weird looking.

Quit whispering in my ear, can't you see I am working?
After all that hard work, Mom let me loose and I got to run and sniff all over. Mom was in such a good mood. I love when she laughs and smiles.

Then it seemed like we were back to an ordinary day again. She was in the little room, doing her morning routine (AKA- making her face pretty), and I was out there giving her the sad face.
Mom, can't I come with you?
 Guess what... she said YES! Off to her "sometime" job of folding clothes. While we were there, the little boy that lives there came home. We played while mom worked.

 I tried to get mom to join us, but as you can see, she had a LOT of work to do.

But she did make some time to play with me, since she said I was being such a good boy.

From there I went with her on an errand. I helped her shop.

Then she let me sniff through the furrie store PetCo.

She told me the BEST was soon to come. We pulled up to a really yummy smelling place. She left me in the car, which confused me, cause I thought it was MY day. But she quickly came back and opened the back door with a big smile...
Mom, what is that in your hand? For me???

Yummm yummm...

I was very gentle to not break the cone. I licked it clean. Then mom had to lay it between my legs before I would eat the cone. 

Mom doesnt normally let me hang my head out the window. She said it is unsafe and something could hit me or get in my eye. But since it was a short ride home, she drove slowly and let me enjoy all the smells and sights. We drove right through the same place where our morning started.

After such an exciting, fun and yummy day, I was tuckered. Mom had to get one last flash.

See me here too...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hmmm, Do I Look Like Any of These?

Mom just heard about this artist. She fell in love with the figurines that she makes. She has her heart set now to get some made of all of us fur babies. What do you think? Does this look like me?

Check out more figurines and prices HERE.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sunny Saturday

It is a sunny beautiful day this Saturday. But instead of going for walkies... this is what has transpired...

First... Mom is in charge of making sure these little girls are being fed on time. Since they are not friendly with other furries, she sleeps at their house during the dark hours, then comes back home to me. So today, while we are busy, this is what they are doing...

Me? Well, I have to supervise all the activity...

Dad works on his challenge...

While Mom works on her challenge...

And Cinder kitty explores


Friday, March 7, 2014

Doggy Wheels

Mom just ran across a picture of this doggy contraption on Facebook. She said that would have helped so much with my late siblings, when their back legs started to go out. She still is wavering on how much and how long to go, to keep them around. But it at least warmed her heart to see there are options, if the funds a health are available. 

This contraption is called "Walkin' Wheels Dog Wheelchair". This is the description:

Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair enables your dog or other pet to run and play again; get the exercise he or she needs, and live a happy, healthy life. Walkin' Wheels is a veterinarian approved canine cart designed to help pets with hip and leg problems including degenerative myelopathy (DM), hip dysplasia, arthritis, paralysis, slipped disc, soreness, spinal and neurological problems, surgical recovery, and more. Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair features push button adjustability in height, length and width for a perfect fit. Durable, lightweight aluminum frame. Flexible and fully adjustable front and rear harnesses maximize comfort and mobility. Optimal design for bathroom breaks. Size XLarge for dogs weighing more than 25 pounds with a fold of the flank to the ground measurement between 22 and 25 inches. Color blue. Folds flat for transport and storage. Same day shipping. Overnight delivery available. No complex measurements required. No waiting for your dog wheelchair to be built. Take one simple measurement of dog's height from fold of the flank to the floor to determine size. The Fold of the Flank (FOF) is a thin piece of skin that connects the dog's upper rear leg to its body. Look at the webbing between your thumb and index finger. This skin is very similar to the fold of the flank (FOF). Measure from this FOF point to the floor to determine height, and select corresponding size of Walkin' Wheels.

  • Veterinarian approved for elderly, injured or paralyzed pets that cannot walk on rear legs
  • No complex measurements required; push button adjustability in height, length and width
  • Durable, lightweight aluminum frame and adjustable harnesses provide optimal comfort and mobility
  • Folds flat for convenient transport and storage, Color blue, Size XLarge

The reviews are iffy. But sure seems like an idea in the right direction. Maybe in a perfect world.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Taking Sister-Kitty to the Doktor

I always thought mom was taking me to the Dog-Tor, but yesterday I found it, it is the DOCTOR. They make doggies better, but kitties too. Cinder kitty has been shaking her head a lot. And mom was hearing rattling going on. I told her it was just her silly kitty-brain, but mom wanted to get it checked.

Since mom wants me to know that going to the fur doctor is not always a bad thing, she let me come along to show sister-kitty how it goes. 

First, I told her it was safe to come out of her castle. She came out a little hesitantly, but quickly started to explore. 

 She even did well, when the doctor did that thing with her bum (I just won't let them near mine). But after they checked her pearly whites, she got a little hissy. Fortunately for everyone, Cinder forgives quickly and went back to exploring.
 I just layed nicely by mom and kept her leg warm. Then made sure Cinder didn't try to make a run for it, like I would do.
 The doctor said she did have something in her ears and that they would need to be cleaned. I was so glad it wasn't me. I don't like my ears played with. But Cinder went away with the doctor very nicely.
 And I took the opportunity to get more love from mom. Hmmm, this place isn't so bad after all!
 Cinder was still purring when they brought her back to mom and then we were on the way home.
A very uneventful trip to the doctor.

While we were waiting, mom weighed me again. When I first came to live with them, I was at 116. A couple weeks later, I got to 120, but ever since I have stayed at 116. Mom says I look a lot better, no ribs or spine showing. I look healthy, so she was hoping I had gained some weight finally. But nope, yesterday I weighed 115.8. Mom said UGH! But I am eating and playing, so she says it is still probably puppy weight.


PS-- Cinderella is a mere 9.8 lbs.