This weekend we took Odie and Heidi with us to the track pretty much all weekend. Saturday we had garage owner appreciation day along with the American Rock Sports Challenge race. Sunday was karting test & tune. The Porsche shop a few garages down had their dog with them. IIRC, his name is Jax. And I believe they said he is about a year and a half old is all. So about twice Odie’s age, but not an old dog at all. We all gave them some time to get to know each other and play around without any adult intervention. I got a few cool pictures of them playing
Odie and Jax at Miller Motorsports
Odie and Jax at Miller Motorsports
Odie and Jax at Miller Motorsports
Odie at Miller Motorsports
Heidi (I just noticed she doesn’t have her own tag on here yet) was sleeping while Odie and Jax were having their fun. She was all tuckered out from watching the ARSC earlier. Here she is trying to come down those big ‘ol bleachers on her own:
Heidi on the bleachers
Heidi is up to 23 lbs. Odie is the same height and weight as he has been the last few weeks. Heidi is now 12 weeks old, and Odie is 42 weeks.
They are super sweet together. I am so glad we got Heidi. They both love each other so much. They eat together, sleep together, play together. They even pee together. #2 is still on separate schedules though 🙂 One perfect example of how sweet Odie is to Heidi: I was playing frisbee with Odie. He could see Heidi watching and wanting to be part of it, but not having the courage to get in his lane of traffic. So Odie catches the frisbee, carries it over to Heidi bends down and hold it by her mouth so she can hold on. Then he brought it over to me like a good boy. And did the same thing on the next few throws. It’s like he was not only trying to let her participate, but also trying to teach her how to play. It was soooo cute.
Odie and Heidi sleeping
Every now and then I have to lock Odie up in the house just so I can get pictures of her playing by herself. Otherwise she won’t leave his side long enough to get good pictures.
Heidi on the prowl
That innocent face
Heidi has no idea Timber is mad
Just a quick photo post here. This is my friend’s Datsun 510. He is one of the guys I share a garage with out at Miller Motorsports. He wanted me to take a couple quick shots of it on cantilevered slicks. Silly car with silly tires 🙂
Datsun 510 at Miller Motorsports
Odie is now 41 weeks old. He is up to 94 lbs. So not much change there. Heidi is a different story. She is up to 19.5 lbs. So in 2 weeks she has gone from 12.8 lbs to 19.5 lbs. She is 11 weeks old. Our little Heidi had the runs for longer than I thought made sense. So I took her to the vet last week. He did a stool sample and found she had a couple bad butt bugs. Giardia was one, I don’t remember the other. And I guess she had none of the good butt bugs they like to see. So she got some shots and he sent us home with some meds for her. I swear after just 1 dose of the meds she was acting happier. It was great to see. She was still cuddly, but now much more playful when not cuddling. She has now gone all the way through one of her meds. And only has 2 more days of the other one. She is already doing great on house training. Little camel makes quite a large puddle when she forgets what to do.
I got a new lens for the camera I have been playing with. Nothing fancy, just another kit lens. Stupid Nikon on their “consumer level” DSLR’s kind of screw the customer over. The lens selection for them is very weak and expensive. Kind of funny that if I had the high end DSLR I could get used lenses that are awesome for as low as $50. Yet because mine is an entry level type DSLR, I get to spend $150 on used crap lenses. And it seems not many companies make high end lenses at all for this camera. If I would have known this going in, I would have gone with a Canon. Oh well. I still love my camera way more than anything else I have ever had. I just find my self wanting more. Like always.
Enough bitching, back to the puppies. These two love to play. They seem to love each other so much. It’s pretty cool to watch. Now on to the pictures…
Play fights are the best fights
I love the way they are looking at each other
Odie is such a big goofball
Heidi watching Odie play
Odie turned 40 weeks old today. He is still at the same weight and height. His growth has slowed significantly. Heidi turned 10 weeks old yesterday, and weighs a whopping 15 lbs. They are getting along great.
He is such a goofball
Getting to know Heidi
Odie loves that knuckle bone
Chillin’ in the back yard
We have been leaving Odie out while at work. He has been doing well, but not great. And when I get home he always acts like he did something wrong. Even when he didn’t. I think he is getting bored or lonely. So I got reading about dogs in pairs and it appears Great Danes do very well in pairs. It sounded like most breeds do better with playmates. But Danes seemed to be one of them that respond exceptionally well to it. So after a couple weeks of searching and visiting multiple litters, we found one we liked. She is a full Great Dane, not a mix like Odie. She is super sweet, and only 9 weeks old. She weighs 12.8 lbs. Her mom is a very pretty light brindle and her dad is a large dark brindle. She gets her coloring from her dad. She was born on Sunday July 1st. She is AKC registered. A couple of her litter-mates were a cool blue brindle. But she is the one we liked even though we prefer the blue color. She just seemed like the sweetest of the bunch.
So, without further delay: World, meet Heidi…
Heidi at 9 weeks old. Her first night at home.
Heidi at 9 weeks old. First night at home.
BTW, Heidi got her name because so far, her entire existence at our house has been either sleeping or hiding from Odie. He loves her and is so curious about her. But he is a big clumsy puppy still and that tail has caught her across the face, so she tries to stay clear of it. Odie allows her to eat from his dish, sleep in his kennel, and love on his owners without ever acting poorly. He’s so sweet. I can’t wait until she is big enough for us to leave them both out all day.
Odie turned 39 weeks old Monday. He is up to 29″ tall and weighs 92 lbs.
Tuesday, Odie graduated from obedience school. He passed all the tests for the good canine citizen certificate. However, since he is not a purebred AKC registered dog, he doesn’t get the real certificate. That’s OK, we know he earned it. And it was tough for him. It involved a lot of sitting around waiting for other puppies to take their turns. And he gets nervous sitting for too long. So I had to pace around with him a bit before his tests. But he passed them all on the first try. He’s such a great puppy. And so gorgeous.
And here is a few pictures from his class last week.
Me and Odie at obedience class
Oh Odie… That tongue!
BTW, our class was a group class given by Western States K-9 College. I enjoyed the class and I think Odie did too. I am considering the more advanced class, but kind of want to wait until he outgrows some of his puppy…