Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lab retrieves, Dane steals

Living in a small town in Nebraska, sometimes the excitement consists of hopping in your truck Sunday morning with your hubby, coffee, camera and the dogs and finding a new lake you haven't seen yet.  Unfortunately the drought here in the midwest is pretty intense so this lake had very little water in it.  Boris and Sandy didn't mind...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Ma's Day!~ Love Boris

Boris, "Happy Mother's Day Ma!!"  Oh Boris, you make our days.  Even though at the young age of nine months and weighing in at 100 lbs, you still don't understand that you are too big to sit on our laps.  I believe Danes "back up and sit on people's laps" because as young pups, we may have them sit on us for a short period of time.  As they quickly grow, Danes don't realize they are suffocating their humans because they have always sat on their laps before. Gotta love those Great Danes!

Saturday, May 12, 2012


It's been 8 months since we lost you Winston.  You are missed.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Dog Park

Borie loves to go to the Dog Park in Lincoln.  And although it is a 45 minute drive (and he has his own acreage to run on), Bailey and I make the trip.  On this day he met Sam, a tiny Chihuahua.  Borie didn't know what to think of him.  Borie's paw was wider than this little guy. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Down by the riverside, I lay my burdens down and I'm traveling light...

Fun in our backyard!  One of our favorite family things to do:  walk to the river and skip rocks. 

Monday, March 19, 2012


We did a photo shoot with Bailey, just playing around but they turned out so nice.  Boris wasn't feeling well so there are only a couple with him in them. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Amber and Jess's East Coast Wildlife Tour

We all will be anxiously waiting for Amber and Jess to blog their trip through the East Coast over the next 4 months.  They will be going into schools and educating kids on Rainforest Wildlife hitting 80 cities, 16 states.  We said goodbye to them today.  Happy Travels girls!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Our Pups

I came across these pics of our pups.  Dogs are so special to our family.  These were Sandy's babies and we kept Jayda from this litter. 

Cakes and Things...

For 22 years I have been decorating cakes for family and friends.  I love being creative and this was always one way I could do this, everything from roller coaster cakes and beach cakes to fishing/camping cakes and tuxedo cakes.  These cupcakes were for our friends Abby and  Ricky. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Our Great Danes

My love for Great Danes began when I was a little girl.  I remember my dad had a friend with a fawn colored Great Dane and I thought it was so humorous that he carried around and fetched a log instead of a stick.  I have had four Great Danes in my life now and couldn't ever imagine getting a different breed.  Mobydick was my black 180lb Dane and was a great special friend to our famlily.  I rescued and cared for Tuff for many months before finding him a permanent home.  Then Winston came into our lives but was tragically killed at a young age.  Winston, a harlequin Great Dane, loved his family so much.  I think about him every day.  Recently we took on Boris, meaning, "small" in Russian.  He is a Merlequin baby who's father weighed in at a whopping 190lbs.  Only a Great Dane owner understands the humor and enjoyment a Dane can bring to you and your family's life.  It makes everyday living an adventure!