Friday, March 13, 2009

Best Friends

Django and myself last summer in the grass after a long walk.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009



Today we had to roll out of bed at zero dark thirty to head out for our follow up echo-doppler to see where Django is with his DCM diagnosis. For those of you who do not know, that stands for Dialated cardiomyopathy and it is degenerative and fatal. Django was diagnosed early (thankfully) and therefore was (and is) not symptomatic. He is currently taking Pimobendan - Vetmedin 10 mg 2 x a day.

Good news! He is stable. There was little or no change in teh 3 months since the diagnosis and we do not have to go back for 6 months or if his health changes. I just wanted to update you. Also, I am headed to a dog show this weekend I think -- not sure because I will be going alone and I feel a little dorky for doing so. Its not that going to an event alone is dorky just more that I feel dorky doing it in this intance. Anyway, I wont be bringing any dogs with me but I am bringing my camera. This means lovely doggy pics!! ::squeel noise::

so until then... here is the love of my life begging for a cookie....


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wobblers Dane Auction

Hey everyone,

If y'all wouldnt mind, please pass this information on. We have to raise $3,000 to care for Kohl's wobblers at this point and we have only raised about $280.00. Kohl has his first MRI appointment in a week and we are no where near having the funds to complete the process. You can read more about Kohl by going to our website Last year we homed 28 Danes. This year we have had to slow down in order to pay for Kohl's medical care. If you could take a moment and check the auctions maybe there is something you would like. We have collars and leads, movies, a Louise Peterson sculpture ( ) and much more to come.

Please pass this along if you are so inclined.
The auctions can be found here:

Lisa Dewyngaert
Above and Beyond Great Dane Rescue
Hey everyone.

Things here are good, the boys are great :) I love them. Frank is an A-hole but very handsome and Django is still doing very well. AS i mentioned before he has been diagnosed with DCM Dialated cardio-myopathy or some such horridness. Basically it means he is going to eventually die of heart failure. It was a shock to us and it wasnt a shock to us. You see his brothers have died of it... well some of them anyway. We have been monitoring him with regular cardio visits. Unfortunately the day came in December where they looked at us and said "yes" but its mild. He goes back on the 11th to do a med check and make sure he is still OK. he will get another echo/doppler.

Other than that we are all okay. Django doesnt know he is sick so life for him has not changed. We still take our walks and wander around in the woods. We still love eachother enormously as well.

Thank you for your well wishes. i am going to be better at posting!

In my spare time (heh) I have been working Dane Rescue in my area. I am the VP of a rescue in Maine/NH. We placed about 30 danes last year and this year our first of the season is wobblers ;( and we are working a fundraiser to get him money for his treatment. Thats been really overwhelming.

So i will leave you with pics of my boys :)



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I haven’t posted here in so long. I am hiding.
I am hiding because one of my beautiful danes is crazy, like in the aggressive capacity and my other has just been diagnosed with DCM.
I am sorry… maybe I will come out of hiding when I grasp the imperfection.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Update of sorts

I dont really have that much to say, I have been keeping myself busy between the dane rescue and dave and I have resumed building at the cabin. I did have the opportunity to go to my first real dog show (i went last year but Frank kept me too busy to watch). There were some amazing Dogs there and I played a bit with my new camera.

It has been an amazing ride this last year. Django had another echo and he got the "still good" from the cardiologist. Free from DCM as of this week but it can sneak its ugly head up at any time. Keep us in your thoughts and I will try to post more!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

P, Savages mom reminded me in her blog, which i visit often that i need to post more.
I have been so busy doing dane rescue! I have not had time :(

BUt i am here, and I will start posting again!

To make up for my lack of posting, here is a picture of Django (dane #2) trying to fit into our new Beetle.