Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dog days of summer

I thought I would introduce you to our dogs, below are a couple pictures of Ace, he was our first German Sheppard. Ace would have been 14 months next month, last November we had our first freeze and Ace went out on the pond after the ducks, he broke through the ice and drowned in the pond. It was several months before we knew for sure what had happened to him, I was pretty sure because I could see where the ice had been broken through and then refroze. It was not until this spring we found out for sure when I found him in the pond.

Doodlebugs was heart broken, Ace was a Christmas present for her and it took several months before she wanted to get another dog. When spring arrived I asked her if she was ready for another dog and she said yes, I called the people we got Ace from but they had just sold out of their most recent litter and the next litter would be this November. They were not sure if they were going to have one though due to the fact that they were getting married in November. Doodlebugs got on the Internet and found a litter in the next town over, we called them but they didn't have any males left, we decided to go ahead and get a female and hopefully another male from the same people we got Ace from. We went and picked up the new puppy, Doodlebugs named her "Princess Tia Von Taylor". Here she was when we first got her experiencing her first snow fall.

This is Tia now at 4 months of Age.

About two weeks ago the people we got Ace from had left a message on the answering machine, they had given one of Ace's litter mates to her Grandfather and he could no longer take care of her. They knew what had happened to Ace and wanted to know if we would like to have her. After discussing it with the family we decided to go ahead and take her. Her name is "Samantha ", she is a very loving dog but a little bit hyper. She is 14 months old and her is a picture of her.

Doodlebugs has been working with Tia and Sam trying to get them to know each other a little better.

The first week was a little rough, Sam was at a new home and Tia was not getting all the attention, they are now getting along much better even though Sam is very possessive of the food bowls. Until next time.



  1. I've always loved that breed. Did a favor for a friend and got offered a pup out of the next litter, just wondering how they would do around chickens, etc. Need to do some research.
    How do your dogs do around farm animals?

  2. V. Tia our 4 month old has grown up around the chickens and does quite well, she would rather eat chicken feed then dog food. We've only had Sam for about 3 or 4 weeks and she want go in the barn yet so I am not sure about her. They are a great breed though, very loyal and smart, I wouldn't worry about the being around farm animals anymore than any other breed.