Biewer Bloggings

June 29, 2015 

Almost a month since I have posted!!!

Gotti is here and is a gorgeous boy with a great personality.  Was a barker at first, but settled down.  The trip to California and back in one day, made the next three days very unproductive.  I was SO tired!

Hopefully in a couple of months Dreamer will become a daddy for the first time!

Baby is in heat for the first time, but trying my best to keep her away from the boys.  This creates noise as she thinks she should be able to play with everyone!  That girl is NOT happy being penned up. 

I have been working with the dogs for the upcoming shows.  I found out that  Dreamer has 10 points, so all he needs for his Certificate of Merit is 5 more points!!  I hope he has them by Eukanuba, because I would like to take Gotti and Fancy (formerly Sweetie).  I wish I had another girl beside Baby to show, as she does not act like she likes the whole thing.  She just does not have the personality for it, even though she is playful at home.  Her tail is up only for the first couple of minutes when we walk and practice standing.  She wants to lay down.  Hopefully with some tasty treats she will come around.  Dreamer of course is a pro at walking and standing.  He wants to go too fast some of the time though.  The pups are doing well.  They want to jump when they see the bait and not to stand.  I know they will get there though.   Both are walking on the leash well though.  The table still scares them a bit too.  Time to get the cans out for stacking practice.

Just got the new to us pickup truck tagged today.  The in-transit tag expires today and we just got the needed paperwork for the Kansas tag on Saturday.  I found a drop in bed liner and a tonneau cover on Craig's list.  The guy ended up giving me the bed liner for free and we paid less than half of new price for the bed cover.  Ready to travel to those shows!!

My friend, Bernice, and I went to Lincoln to thrift shop for show suits.  I found some REALLY nice things and did not spend $25 the whole day.  Now to decide what to take and what items I need to complete the outfits.  (more shopping! lol)

Find it hard to do some things with just my phone as my computer.  Hopefully can meet up with the kids to get it back soon. 

Killer is still looking for a forever home.  He only has one more puppy shot and then neutering left for his vet expenses in the next year.  He is an awesome boy and wants to be right with me all the time.  Do you suppose the summertime puppies get a bit more spoiled than the ones during the school year?  lol

Just a bit over a month until school starts up again.  TeTe/Dreamer pups due AFTER school starts.... darn it! 

We are starting to talk to contractors about remodeling the kitchen and bath, as well as siding the house and replacing the ceiling in the extra bedroom.  The cabinet maker says it will take at least 3 months to get the cabinets.  I guess the kitchen will be done last!   Hopefully they can get to the siding, bedroom and bathroom before that though!   It would be nice to have everything done by Thanksgiving and Christmas though.  


June 5 

I have tried to blog a couple of times, but then the post gets lost before it gets posted.  I guess that comes with using my phone instead of a computer!   I loaned my computer out to my daughter, so I am now using my phone and my husband's tablet when he lets me!  lol.  I actually went to the school today to work on the computer, so thought I would blog before I left.

A lot has happened.  Dave had his hernia surgery.  Less than a week now for light duty. 
Leta and Laika are at the vets' office getting spayed.  I will pick them up on my way home in just a bit.  Darla was spayed and is in her new home already.  She now lives in Nebraska with Tate.  Leta will leave this fall to live in Florida with Pumpkin.  Laika will be going to Topeka to live with a family there that is new to Heaven Sent. 

No puppies due and no one in heat at the moment, so the summer will be a quiet one. 

Bella's puppies are ready to go, but I only have Killer left.  I am keeping Sweetie and Sassy went to live with the teacher friend that has Treasure. 

I will travel next Wednesday to pick up my new boy Gotti.  It will be a long day of airplane travel.  I was hoping to take him to a beginning puppy match soon, but his paperwork is not complete yet.  Hopefully it will be ready for me to show him in July, when I take Sweetie, Baby and Dreamer to a show.  I decided that Tater will stay home, because 4 is my limit.  I thought 2 boys and 2 girls would be nice too. 

Travel plans for December's Eukanuba are underway.  Airlines and hotel both booked.  I need to get a rental car yet for the time we are down there.  I will be taking 2 dogs, but don't know which ones yet.  I am hoping Dreamer will have the needed 15 points for a Certificate of Merit by then.  We will see. 

Killer is one cute boy.  I renamed him because every time I was around him he begs to play or be picked up.  I told him he was killing me!   Too bad he has too much black on a back legs, otherwise Dreamer might have a run for his money (they are 1/2 brothers, with Bella being their mom).  Anyway, Killer is going to make someone a WONDERFUL pet.  I need to get pictures updated, as the taped ear picture does not do him justice.  His ears have been up for a couple of weeks now.   I had better get busy!!  

Need to get going, so I can get the L girls from the vet, and maybe a bit of lunch (2:30 already!)


big weekend.  School ended Friday. Our Anniversary was yesterday. Bought a grooming tub today(used). And tomorrow  is Memorial Day. 

Robby has been spoken for and will leave in a couple of weeks.  I have been talking to a family about Laika.  I will pick up my own little Gotti right befor Robbie leaves. Sassy will probably go this next week to live with her family.  If you remember Treasure , then you know Sassy's "big" brother.  

Still looking for for a new to us vehicle.   

To to do list for this week.
call vet for shot and spay appointments then hopefully have a trip or two. 
go see my friend in Lawrence
bath tater, baby, and Dreamer. 
Eye doctor appt on Wednesday 
reschedule hair appointment that was cancelled because of Dave's surgery
plant some shrubs and flowers

May 16 

Today  Darla and Renny went to their new homes.  Darla lives with Tate in  Nebraska.  Darla's new mom was gracious enough to take Renny to meet her new mom.  Renny will be living in Colorado.

We had a family come and visit us today.  They were looking at Robby.  If they decde to get him, it will not be for a couple of weeks.

Dana also came  today.  Richard went golfing with his dad, so we did not get to see him or Jill. 

I think Bella babies are about ready to take the next step towards weaning. 

Just a few days left of school.

May 14 

Less than a week with this year's third grade.  LOTS to do before I can walk out the door for the summer though!

Darla is doing well after her surgery yesterday.  She will be leaving on Saturday.  I will meet her new mom in Lincoln.  She will get to travel with Renny, her puppy, to meet up with Renny's new owner.

Excited about Gotti, but still don't know when I get to go out to get him. 

I need to get vet appointments for the puppies and some of the adults for shots.  I think I will have the vet come out here.

Starting to plan for this year's Eukanuba.  I know it is kind of silly. 

Going to be a busy weekend.  Taking the two girls to Lincoln Saturday morning.  Saturday afternoon we have prospective new puppy parents coming in to meet the gang. 


May 13 

I remember this day fondly as the day my first horse was born.  Of course I did not get him until he was 1.5 years old and he is now buried on our place.  Sam was every girl's dream!  He got me through many years and taught me so much.  He also taught my two kids and a few 4-Hers how to ride.  Happy Trails old friend!

This evening plans were made to get Darla and Renny to their new homes this weekend.  Darla was spayed today, so she is hiding a bit in the crates tonight. 

School gets out a week from tomorrow!  The end of the year is so close.  The meeting after school today was about year end paperwork. 

It was raining again this afternoon and evening.  Cooled off quickly. 

Monique's girls are going to be small.  They look like midget Biewers next to Bella's babies and there is just two week difference.  The little girls are getting playful and tails a waggin.  Bella's babies HAVE to get out to run and play every evening or we can hardly stand their complaining. 


May 11 

Field Trip successful!   It was chilly out today, but I think everyone enjoyed it.  The kids were pretty good.  I learned that turtles have scales that they lose as their shells get bigger and that box turtles with red eyes are males and with golden eyes are female.

Darla goes in on Wednesday for her spay.  I will then set up a time to meet her new family.  She will have a Heaven Sent sibling. 

Renny will likely be leaving by the end of the week.  She is moving to Colorado.

I would like to introduce you to Gotti.  He is going to be the newest Heaven Sent male. 
Now, I need to decide if all of the current boys are staying.  Boys almost out number the girls!

May 9 

We are home from Salina.  Dave has been taking it easy, but I have been LAZY too. 

I want to give at least the "show" dogs baths this weekend.  More need it, but it seems pointless with the rain we have been getting.  I have started up a dehumidifier.  Spring in Kansas... 

Put all of the dogs that are looking for homes on my Facebook page.  I would like for the ones that are ready to find their homes, so they can enjoy summer with their new family. 

Still haven't decided on a G name for the new boy.

May 8 

Dave had his surgery today.  He can tell that the hernia is not burning like it was, but has pain from the surgery.  Two weeks of limited lifting and not driving as long as he is on the pain medicine.  We stayed in Salina tonight with the kids.  Tomorrow we will go home to begin the healing in earnest.  It was nice to have sidewalks to walk on though when I was getting Dave to move around and walk. 

Missing the babies like crazy!  I also said yes to a little boy that will be a new show/stud hopeful.  Hoping to go get him in early June.  I hope to post pictures of him soon.  I also need to name him.  Any fabulous G names? 
Going Grand  (is Andi's name)
GQ Dreams is Dreamer

What about:
Great and mighty
Going to the top
Grab your hat
Getting fine
Get your Great
Glory shines
good and plenty
good as it gets
getting is good
grab the glory
Giant Step
Given it all

Hmm, lots to think about.
Sure there will be lots to do tomorrow with Dave not feeling up to par. 

May 6 

One more day of school this week.  Still need to get everything ready for next week, but lesson plans are done.
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Tomorrow after school and work we are heading to Salina. 

Will fill up food dishes and waters before we leave.  Of course waters need to be filled almost every night, but I usually just put some food in and I will make sure food is filled. 

Raining with winds.  This causes water to pool on the kennel floor.  Not sure how it is getting in and wish I could figure it out.  The dog beds were wet, wet, wet so all frames have clean covers. 

Dreamer is due for another bath, but it may wait until Saturday.  There is a dog show this weekend in Topeka.  I almost entered the puppy match, but glad I did not now that Dave will not be doing much of anything.  

So I ordered a canopy with one side from eBay.  It came today and all that is there is the one side.  The seller said that his "guy" made a mistake when posting the auction and he does not have the canopy, only the side.  I can get this same exact side from Wal-Mart for $14.99 and I paid almost $60.  Needless to say, I am not happy at ALL.  I now need to try to find the time tomorrow to get it sent back for a refund.  What a total waste of time!  Just glad I will be able to get the purchase price back.  Still think it is wrong to advertise one thing and then send a different or partial thing. 


May 5 

Happy Birthday to my mother!  She is 81 today.

Dave surgery is scheduled for Friday morning.  I will have someone else be in charge of the in-service at school on Friday morning.  I just need to have everything ready for them.  I will also need to get my lesson plans done for next week.  Monday will be easy, as that is our field trip day. 

Already starting to make plans for the Eukanuba shows!  My friend made hotel reservations.  We are planning on flying this year.  I cannot be gone from school for as many days in a row this coming year. 

Bella's babies are 8 weeks old today!

May 4 

Worker's comp has approved Dave's surgery!  We should hear from the doctor tomorrow for the day/time of the surgery.

Dreamer had a bath yesterday.  banded his hair up.  Tonight, I oiled his hair and rebanded.  His muzzle hair seemed to have broken off in the last month.  It is only a couple of inches long.  Not sure why this has happened, but hoping that conditioning and banding it back will help it to grow back some length.   

With the rain today, most of the dogs are a MESS!  Floor and beds are getting wet and soggy.  We really need the rain though.  The rain has also made the dandelions grow and go to seed since I mowed yesterday. 

Planning on leaving tomorrow night with surgery on Wednesday, but we will see. 

May 3 

Got my flowers planted today.  Then mowed the lawn.  The grass was so tall by the barn that I killed my good hose!  Will teach me not to roll it up.  I am usually so good about putting it away too.  Dave probably wishes he can get his surgery and heal soon, so that I won't be driving "his" lawn mower.  It had been years since I mowed.  Dave did feed and water dogs while I was mowing. 

Pretty warm today.  We turned the ceiling fans on and have opened a few windows. 

Bella's babies enjoy romping around the kitchen.  They don't seem to terrorize the older dogs like some puppies do, but it is still early.  I am sure they will find out it is fun to jump on others soon enough.  Monique's puppies seem to really like the softened hard food.  They ate with gusto again today.

Just a few weeks of school left.  Looking forward to spending times with the babies and the rest of the gang.  I really want to get the big outdoor play area finished off.  Then they can play safely away from Emma and have space to run. 


May 2 

Typical Saturday.  We went to Lincoln to look at vehicles.  Not finding anything that we can agree on, so the search will continue.  Showing us that a new vehicle is REALLY needed, the gas gauge on the car went out while we were in Lincoln.  We added gas to the car to make sure that it had not all leaked out.  We could see no drips at all.  The gauge went to 1/2 full and remains there, even though the tank was full and not it is not. 

I did get my bedding flowers for my hanging baskets.  Will probably plant them tomorrow unless it is raining.

Monique's babies got their first softened food tonight.  They have had the hard stuff in their expen and I have seen them try nibbling on it.    Bella's babies got this softened food instead of canned tonight.  They seem to like it just as much as the canned.  Wish they would attack the hard stuff the same way! 

Monique's babies are good about peeing on the pee pad, but their poos are still in random places.  Can't believe they will be 8 weeks old this next week! 


May 1 

Leta's retirement home is pending.  She will be with another Biewer that is from Heaven Sent.  Her fur sister is Pumpkin!  They will live in Florida.

The babies are all doing really well.  Bella's babies are getting VERY active.  They are eating soft food, so it seems that all they do is poo!  lol

Dave is still waiting for Workers' Comp to approve his surgery.  It could have been done Wednesday morning, but no..... WC needs to review all of the records and decide if he needs the surgery.  He has been on light duty the last three days since the doctor said nothing over 20 pounds. 

We have been looking for a new to us vehicle.  We want something big enough to carry all of our stuff to dog shows.  My current car is a 2007 that we bought new.  It now has 150,000 miles and is making noises like the shocks or struts or something is needing attention.  We wont trade it in, but will continue to drive it daily and save the newer vehicle for trips.  So far I am liking GMC Acadia and Ford F150 crew cab trucks.  I know they are quite different from each other.  The big factor is the room each offers.  The crew cab has plenty of room when the back seats are pushed up for dog crates.  We would then get a bed cover so that the larger items can be put into the bed of the truck.  I am hoping that this will also give me plenty of room for Bernice and her dog(s) to travel with me too. 

Prayers for Dave as he waits for approval for his surgery and then for a safe surgery and healing. 

April 27 

Left school about 10 am.  Dave's appointment was for 2.  We made it to Salina with plenty of time.  The doctor says he has 2 hernias!  Surgery is Wednesday morning and we should be able to go home that afternoon.  Until then we are in Salina at the kids' home.  Lori and Taylor will take care of the gang in the evenings and Dad will go out to check after puppies in the mornings. 

Dreamer hates his baths, but loves to sleep in bed with us after his baths!  He KNOWS he gets that treat after all of the water, brushing and blow dryer.  Even one day after his bath, he is smelling bad enough that I don't want him in bed with us.  I wish he would not pee on his own back legs!

Pictures are next on my list, as we wait around.

April 26, 2015 

7 baths, 3 hair cuts. toenails on all of those.  Want to do Dreamer yet tonight.  All of the doggie bed covers have ben changed and washed.  All household laundry done. 

Glad to have some energy!  (plus time at home to get things done).  Dave has been taking it easy.  He has a hernia causing him problems.  He will be going to Salina either tomorrow or Tuesday for a doctor to look at it and then hopefully surgery.  So I will probably be spending a day or two in Salina too. 

Pictures taken of Leta, Laika, Darla, Renny, Robby, Sammy, and Monique's little girl.  I hope to get pictures updated tomorrow.  Weighed everyone but Robby and Renny, but can get them weighed easy enough, if I am home. 

Better keep going and get Dreamer done.  Then I think I am ready for my bath too!  lol

April 25 

My voice is still not normal, but at least I woke up with enough energy that I am not thinking of when I can go back to bed.  The last few nights have been early to bed and still exhausted in the mornings.  The other night Dave tried talking to me.  He said he touched my foot and even yelled and I did not move at all.  I asked him why he did not call and ambulance and he said he could tell I was still breathing.

Hoping to get ears trimmed on puppies today.  It is a rainy bleak day, so maybe Dave will want to stay home.  4 weeks until summer vacation and I can finally get things done/caught up around her (hopefully)

Even though only two weeks separated the two litters, Bella's babies are a lot bigger than Monique' babies.  Bella's are getting more vocal and demanding and fun to interact with. 

Looking forward to feeling normal and being able to talk!

April 21 

Received the sad news today that "Beauty" now called Smudge has passed.  She was the first full Biewer that I imported in 2006. (Rishona, was first German dog, but was a splitter).  Beauty came to me VERY small an with a broken tail.  I showed her and Rishona at a show in Oklahoma City (see show win page).  Beauty was not destined to stay with me, as she was so small.  I placed her in a home in Arkansas as a pet.  Later to discover that her new owner did not get her spayed and was trying to rehome her for 3 times what her adoption fee was.  I filled in Arkansas court to get Beauty back.  We settled out of court and I bought Beauty back.  I had her spayed and kept her for just a bit.  She was not the same girl that had left me. She then went to live in a wonderful home in California that understood her terrible past.  In the end Smudge was having difficulty breathing and fluid building up in her lungs. She refused to eat or take her medicine.  My little Beauty and Patty's Smudge is now waiting for all that loved her across the rainbow bridge.    (Beauty is the little girl pictured with the big red bow at the bottom of the first page)