I headed back to our family home in Georgia for my second visit. Once again, as soon as we got there I wanted to survey my kingdom.
I don’t know who this guy is moving in on my territory, but I better tell him who’s boss — why wont he move??
No sleeping in while on vacation –Dad wanted me to work on a little tracking while I was up here – I think he’s afraid of Aunt Carole.
So Dad, is it time to go swimming?
Pond water & mud — so much better than the swimming pool at home!
Where is Aunt Carole when I need her to give me a bath??? …. I dont think this photo would ever make the front of a GSD magazine.
Dad’s parents have been watching three baby owls make a home in one of our deer stands this year – they are getting ready for their first flight. I couldnt quite make it up the ladder, so dad showed me the photos.
I watched my mom do some skeet shooting — the gun shots didnt bother me at all.
Ugghh….Dad and his family photos — lets go run around again
Please dont make me go home – this backyard is so much better.
What have you done to my baby boy?!! I love, love, LOVE the mud shot.
Thank you for sharing your photos. It is boring here without you! Grizz, you look pretty darn happy on the porch with your Mom & Dad!
You win the prize for the BEST mud picture ever on the blog!! Wow, it must have taken you ages to wash him off.
The second picture is good too. Our dogs once saw a life size “fake” dog and it really bothered them that it didn’t move.
As we are relative new comers to the blog, I will have to wait for Julie to weigh in on whether its the best mud picture ever before we take the trophy home! This blog has some history – there must be some good competition out there 🙂
Oh no worries you win!!!! That Georgia mud is thick!
Even Garbo’s mud pix didn’t come close to this!
I took Libby to the canal park yesterday . She watched the locks open & close to let a boat thru, flirted with the lock mechanic, walked over the steel deck bridge over the lock with no problem and she had to freak out & bark @ a duck statue w/a rain coat on! Apparently dogs just know when something is just wrong.
Thank you John, this was fun sharing your Georgia vacation with us. I love the owls and the skeet shooting picture…and of course the family photo…he really thinks he is the sh*t doesn’t he?
I dont think you could have put it more eloquently… he knows the pecking order, but I think he is very happy with where he ended up 🙂
Grizzly is the shizzzz…..even in the mud. Roman was freaked out when he saw the neighbor’s fake coyote. Our Shiba Inu, Pascal, peed on it 🙂
Now that is a mud puppy!
What a lucky dog.
Hey Carole does Griz have as nice of a croup as these pictures show????
Yep. I think you’d be very happy with him.
I dont know what a croup is, but I’m sure Grizzly’s is excellent, perhaps the best ever 🙂
I told Carole that as he develops, we will follow her lead on what we should do with the dog = conformation, shitzund, etc. Michelle and I both trust her judgement.
Funny you say that, Julie was showing the pups nice croups when we were there, I still have no idea what that is, something to do with the shape of their back, I think.
John and Michelle, you need to call the cops!!!—-Carole has taken your puppy and replaced him with a grown up dog!!!!
I knew it!
Oh.my.gosh!!!! That mud picture wins. Better not show it to Odin.
What a fun vacation, looks like everybody had a lot of fun. 🙂
Grizz, you win at life, you handsome shizzzz!!!
Croup – Go to this page: http://www.24kgsd.com/articles.html#FCIstandard
The quick link for the FCI Standard is not working, so you will need scroll down to where it says,
FCI Breed Standard of the German Shepherd Dog that begins with an illustration. This is the breed standard that we follow.
The explanation for “Croup” will be found in “8) Body.”
There are other standards there, so be sure that you are viewing the FCI Standard.
Dude, haha, Grizz is livin’ the dream!
Glad it’s going well for you and Michelle down there and hope things only get better, but by the looks of those great pics, I doubt they can, so enjoy.
Great choice on your upcoming wedding–Rita and I did very similar in Cali and can highly recommend your plans.
Can’t wait to come down and visit once it cools off.
Oh yea, here’s that link http://www.innatoccidental.com. Highly recommended for your trip.
Why do I feel so thirsty?
I’m with you on that, Julie! You as the grandma of the son, and me as the Nanny must be there for the wine tasting. Whoops—I mean wedding.
absolutely — probably too much of a trip for Roman, but it would be awesome if you did bring him down to Florida. Inn at Occidental looks ridiculously nice – let me know if there were any vineyards in Southern Sonoma you really liked.
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! How exciting, sonoma is beautiful, I used to live in Napa and miss the booze terribly.
thats exactly why we are going there—–great food and great wine..keeping it simple
They do ship Josie!
So does A-T family sit on the bride or grooms side?
A-T family does not choose sides. We just stand in the aisle and whoop and holler!
I think your son needs to attend this wedding. Of course, that would require you bringing his Nanny along. What would be better exercise for your little boy than roaming the foothills of CA? Oh, and the Nanny LOVES Napa wine! Hell, the Nanny has even been known to drink wine from the Big Valley. 😉
Hee hee!!! Carole, why do you think we got married in Sonoma?? A week and a half of wine can’t be beat 🙂 I think Grizzly needs two nannies. I’ve actually been known to drink Michigan wine.