Ammann vom Adlerbach, known to his family as Manny, died a hero.
He lost his life protecting his family and beloved children from a male intruder who broke into his family's home during the night. Manny did a lot of damage to the criminal
before he shot and killed Manny. Manny's heroic defense gave enough time for the police to arrive. No harm was done to Manny's family.
Like his father, Narro von der Kine SchH3, he loved children the best. His first family had some
problems and could not keep him so he came back and stayed with a friend until he found the exact right second family for him. This is the family he gave his life for.
Ammann is the full brother of my Ajax. A friend made a video of Ajax's son, Chip, getting his schutzhund 3 and I chose the music from the movie Robin Hood "Anything I do----I do
it for you" as the background. Lines say "I'll fight for you, walk the wilds for you, I'll die for you" and Chip's Uncle Ammann did just that.
Ammann was 7.
I am so sad he is gone but so glad he lived up to the ultimate job of the noble German Shepherd.
Four dogs tested tonight and two passed, us and Macy, a PWD (that has passed 3 times, she just takes it over and over b/c her handler owns the training club). The untrimmed PWD in the picture
is Zeus and he did not pass, but he's just a puppy and he got 5/10. The fourth dog was also a PWD and she did not pass b/c she was scared of the man that did the stranger test. Chopper
let the man pet her, inspect her, and groom her! She even stepped out of place and leaned into him. For the 3 minute leave, I put her in a down-stay and left her with a little boy.
He said "she didn't move a single muscle!". She got a chicken thigh and is now working on a new rawhide.
Thank you Kim and Julie and whoever else did all the work with this dog!!!
We plan to start training for the pet therapy club in a few weeks.
This is what she gets for being a good girl at the pet store
I can't say the dog's not allowed on the bed when all the cats are on the bed!
This is her favorite cat, Marijke, who she tries to play with a lot (to which the cat rolls over and plays dead or runs away). She is sharing chewed up bits of pig ear.
"Try it, kitty, and I END YOU!" (she was not actually going to bite him, the pic came out funny)
I'm pretty sure our neighbors 2 houses down have a parrot on their back porch. Every day there's this thing screaching and squaking. It's rather confusing for the dog (and me).