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Blue Diamond Great Dane V. Fan Tan Great Dane
Saturday, 5 November 2011

Now Playing: First night in the house.

Our first night in the house since we were 4 weeks old went well. Around 1:30 AM we woke up our two legged mom crying to be let outside. Of course only 3 of us went outside to potty and the rest of us remained behind.  It was cold when the door opened so not all of us wanted out.  Ok, so our two legged mom went back to bed, and about a half an hour later the rest of us began crying and wanted to go potty.  After we did our business, we came back inside and slept the rest of the night until 7 AM.

We are not being crated, but we have a small pen in the living room.  Some of us know how to get around the side of the pen if it isn't closed up. We love to explore and are scaring our aunt Holly who has no idea how to play with us. 

So our potty times are about 2 and a half hours after we eat and between 1:30-2:00 AM. And we let our litter mom know we want to go outside by crying.

Like all babies we will grow out of the middle of the night potty trip.

We have been outside all day, and we are exploring the fence near the horses and we want to see the fruit trees that are corralled up.  The trees are protected from us because our relatives liked to chew the lemon trees.

 

 


Posted by bluediamondgreatdane at 5:53 PM EDT
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Now Playing: What a day!

Last night we had a light rain and the temperature dropped about 10 degrees.  The nightime is now in the mid 40's, so our litter owner brought us into the house to sleep.

We were outside for a few weeks, just and were learning not to potty in the house and our mother was taking us into the yard to potty.

So now our litter owner is teaching us the command 'outside and potty'.  Our mother knows this command and so do the rest of our relatives. RCA our dad and his sister Holly and grand-aunt Grace know how to ring the bells that hang from the door knob to be let out.  I don't think we will get to that stage as we are going into the back yard not the front yard or into the garage. I hope we learn these commands.

Since we were always underfoot whenever our litter owner went to the barn to feed the horses she started teaching us the command to " Kennel Up" Our mother knows this command too, but we are not really listening to the command.  Now our mother is tricking us, she was going into the kennel with us, now she is going down a little alley and we run into the kennel.  Whatever works that is the philosophy here, and we are not getting under the wheelbarrel and in the way.  We have been sneaking into the barn, we are leaving our Choo Hooves on the barn floor, and dragging around the hay strings to play with.

Our litter owner posted a photo on some Dane website of our Great-grandmother whose ears were cropped. The ears are dirty but everything this woman does in candid shots, so it isn't the best. She threw a couple of us up on the couch with a white sheet. The white sheet slipped down the couch, without any safety rails.  The girls did pretty well but camera malfunctions with the digital camera were overwhealming along with the scare factor that we might try to leap off the couch onto the floor.

Our litter owner also found out why no one was receiving any photos, she had changed the settings in her email program to not send photos.  Finally a nice lady and she worked the bugs out by emailing photos of Steely Dan and Miss Blue Bayou back and forth until she found the correct setting.  Fantans Steely Dan is one of our ancestors, I think he is a great-grandpa like TJ.  Missy Blue is the great-grandmother. She was also learning how to upload photos to our facebook page.  They are silly photos and she is trying to learn how to use her smart phone.

Some man called today and asked about us.  Our litter owner and he talked for awhile about bloodlines etc.  He told her that there was some breeder in the area that used to have Blue Harlequins. Our litter owner told him that she has never had any blue harlequins, and hasn't had any black danes since 2000 or so.  She has to look it up in her breeder booklet where she records the new owners name, our colors and gender and their address etc. for AKC. She also told him that nearly all of us have very little white even on our chests. Our front feet are solid blue all the way down our toes. Some of us have some white toes on our hind feet, but none of us comes close to having a sock.  Just toes.  She needs to look up in one of her dane books the proper names for our physical attributes, like where are the withers, she knows that one because of the horses she owns. We have been really good around the horses in fact we ignore them. Holly wanted to help her feed and she loves to harass the horses because her Auntie Grace taught her and others in our litter that bad habit.  Our mother Joy Joy leaves the horses alone though so we will not be picking up any bad habit from her. Our litter owner is all about modeling good behavior.  In fact that is how she used to train our relatives. She would form a circle group and tell them Good dogs sit, and one by one they would sit because everyone wanted to be the first to get a treat.

Miss Blue Bayou

 


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Monday, 31 October 2011
Happy Halloween PS

Just wanted to add that Michael Symon really made a great Shrek, although I thought he might cut off his finger slicing and dicing.

Everyone looked great.

 

Now if mom could only find a dane sized Tigger for RCA'S N Elf she would have it made.

Remember those witches that  could be hung on trees that look like the witch smashed in to the tree.  I can only imagine what someone driving down the road would think if they saw RCA hopping around in the front road as Tigger from Whinney the Pooh.

 

Thank you,
 "He is Your Friend, Your Protector, Your Dog.
You are His Life, His Love, His Leader.
He Will be Yours, Faithful and True to the Last Beat of His Heart.
You Owe it to Him to be Worthy of such Devotion."
Have a Great Dane Day !!
Blue Diamond Great Dane
www.bluediamondgreatdane.com
Fan Tan Great Danes
http:// www.angelfire.com/ca/fantandane

 


Posted by bluediamondgreatdane at 5:13 PM EDT
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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everybody. I just realized there are no emoticons for this special holiday.

Oh well.

The day began with Good Morning America's Halloween Costume party and then the Today's show themed costume party. The Chew was especially funny today, and I think that Mario Batalli makes a great body double for Guy Fierro.

The litter is not sold.  We are having such dysfunctional problems in the world of technology that our mom has sworn it is time to go back to Basics. That means that business will be conducted in the 20th century manner not in the 21st century techno. I think it is important that everyone know how to use both ways to communicate in today's world. I mean what would these people do without their smart phones, computers, digital camera's, scanner and printers. They would be lossed... honestly they would be unable to function. So the only problem is that I think they did away with phone booth's, I am not sure about that. If they don't know they can reach an emergency phone on the highway by taking a walk oh well.

Mom is also very tired of overzealous zealots which is her nice way to define control freaks.

At any rate, we are growing. Our ads are all in newspaper print and that is the old way of doing business. Have phone and fax machine and a number to call to place your ads.

She is also very distressed that this computer of hers recognizes that a device is plugged into it, but because of firewalls { Guesstamate on that one} Can't find the photos on her smart phone to import them in to the computer.  The Smart phone has no export function that she can see at this time, although it most likely is there. She thinks she needs to pull up a DOS window and start directing it to where the programs are located on her phone. Of course this also means getting those pesky no overwrite and need passcode etc. just to get our photos out of her phone, so of course who knows how far into the directory she will have to go to find the program.

I think it is BACK to BASICS....Period.

Happy Halloween.

Missy Blue Bayou.

 


Posted by bluediamondgreatdane at 4:46 PM EDT
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Saturday, 29 October 2011

We have been over to DOL and found some old photographs of one of our mother's brother's.

Nicholas.  There will never be another one just like you. It is bringing a tear to our eyes. They neutered you, put you on some dog food named Solid Gold instead of keeping you on the Diamond Dog Food that you were accustomed to.

Our heart's are heavy.

SOB.

Missy Blue Bayou.


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Friday, 28 October 2011

Now Playing: Update on Joy's litter

We have been growing.  Today we got weighed and we weigh about 15#'s. We are eating canned milk, with egg yolk's and blenders of Dry Food.

We also eat Kirkland's lamb and rice and chicken and rice biscuits once a day.

We have some new toys, but we like the old ones that our elder's played with instead of the new ones. There is a football, a huge rubber ball but so far all we do is watch mom spin it like a top. WE are still too little to get our mouths around the toys.  Mom is now teaching us to 'Kennel Up !" whenever she goes to the barn to feed the horses. When she loads up the wheel barrel with hay we are getting under foot, in fact we are not allowing her to walk without tugging on her pants legs, so she is now 'Kenneling us Up!" Our dog mom knows that command so we follow her into one of the kennels while mom feeds.

Mom has had a lot of phone calls from Orange County.  So it looks like we are heading for the Beach !! Oh boy!! Surf's up dude!!  I wonder if anyone will enter the surf contest in San Diego like  in the Maramaduke movie.  Of course, Marmaduke was a blonde or a Fawn.

We think she said someone down south wants to show us.  They have owned blue danes before.

If we all go south we can be in our own puppy class at the shows. The woman wanted to know if mom had any solid blue danes and there is one of us who only has about 3 white hairs on his chest. 

Another man wanted to know about ear cropping. Mom only cares that if we are cropped that the vet does a most excellent job. Our Great Grandmother and Grand Uncle were cropped. Their vet did all the after care, and their ears turned out excellent. It didn't take their ears a long time to stand up. Uncle Danny's stood up after 7 weeks, but Missy Blue Bayou's took a little longer because she liked to go outside and stick her head in the puddles after the lawn was watered. Our Great Grandpa is from a country where cropping isn't necessary to show. Either way, it doesn't matter as long as the cut is a long show cut, and that the vet does a good job.

I guess I should look up the rules on whether or not cropping is necessary for agility dogs, Companion Dogs and other types of events that the AKC sanctions.

It is getting cold here at night, so our house has a space heater just inside of the sliding door to keep us warm at night.  Of course we are still sleeping with our dog mom too.

Missy Blue Bayou.

 


Posted by bluediamondgreatdane at 5:55 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Today our new toys arrived via Brown. We got our first vaccination.  My litter mom likes Vanguard as it seems to mix better then the old ProGard. She is wondering what the difference is as the Progard had a lot of bubbles that needed to settle before drawing up the shot.

We also had a few photos taken, and our Grand mother came outside to be with us today and so did Auntie Holly Jolly. We also had our first collars put on today.  We were very good until mom decided to take the collars off for the night.

She is afraid that we will catch it on something and not be able to break loose. 

She also uploaded our photos to her FaceBook Page. She uses Fan Tan Dane for her page name.

You can see us here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.114953305282175.18496.100003025184609&type=1&l=ec969e3b9c

 


Posted by bluediamondgreatdane at 11:51 PM EDT
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Monday, 24 October 2011
First Entry in Blue Diamond Great Dane V. Fan Tan Dane Blog

I deleted my old Fantan Dane Blog and began this on on Oct. 2, 2011.  I have been busy caring for the pups and doing other chores necessary to the living in the land.

So a brief recap of events on the pups to date.

We had our nails clipped the first of second week.

Our mother Joy Joy has been really careful with us watching where she placed her feet.  What a conrast to that harle our owner used to own years ago.  The harle loved to stomp on her puppies feet, or at least that is what our owner told us in this blog.

We are really growing. We moved outside as soon as the weather permitted. We have been exploring the barn and we know how to get through the small opening in the gate.  We haven't discovered the big four leggers on the opposite side of the fence, and our owner is hoping that we never discover them. We only have good influnces in our environment, meaning Gran-Auntie Grace isn't going to model bad behavior for us to copy.

Joy Joy seems to like puppies with white toe socks on their hind feet. None of us has any white on our forefeet. One of us a male, has no white on him except for one white hair on his chest.  This week we will be getting our first 5 way vaccination, and our Choo Hooves and rope pull toys will arrive soon along with a toy football.

There are 5 males and 3 males in this litter.  It is our mother's first litter.  Some people have asked about us sending our owner an email and one person called her on the phone. We are being advertised in the hard copy editions of 4 California Newspapers begining this next weekend.  Our Litter owner likes the old fashioned way of advertising. We are also located on Breeders.net and a couple of other dog advertising websites. We can go to new homes on November 3, 2011 which seems a little short to our owner, but after counting and recounting the number of weeks since we were whelped it is correct. She wanted to hold us until we were 60 days old. 

Our litter owner also added more space to her website in the hopes of uploading video.  She thinks she may have forgotten how to write the code for the .mov files, in fact she knows she forgot how to write the code as someone told her that .mov files can still be played in Quick Time Players. She hasn't had any litters in so long she hasn't kept up with technology and the new file extension, in fact she isn't even using java script, and has no clue what a CSS is much less .wmv or whatever file extension are out there in the modern world.  Things in techno world are more dynamic then the law.

Her pedigree generator failed a few years ago, and she reformatted her computer and lost the program to open the files that are saved on a CD, so she is working with the people who wrote the program and sold it to her back in 1999.  She hopes that NWPS remains patient and TIA's them. Our litter owner researched AKC pedigrees back to Maxwell Brown's tenth generation. She also added pedigrees of dogs from other great dane owners. She has/had pedigrees of harlequins and blue great danes in her database.

Missy Blue Bayou is our great-grandmother, her photo is on our business card on both websites.

Our litter owner isn't a member of any Great Dane club.  She was in 4 Arabian Horse Clubs in Region II and Region III and so she is clubbed out.  As dogs are judged under different judges for a reason, clubs are different as well.  Or is it just horses that are judged by more than one judge to get a championship.  No matter, the fact is that everyone has an opinion and no one agrees.

See you, it is time for lunch. 

Missy Blue Bayou


Posted by bluediamondgreatdane at 4:31 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 24 October 2011 5:29 PM EDT
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First Entry in Blue Diamond Great Dane V. Fan Tan Dane Blog

I deleted my old Fantan Dane Blog and began this on on Oct. 2, 2011.  I have been busy caring for the pups and doing other chores necessary to the living in the land.

So a brief recap of events on the pups to date.

We had our nails clipped the first of second week.

Our mother Joy Joy has been really careful with us watching where she placed her feet.  What a conrast to that harle our owner used to own years ago.  The harle loved to stomp on her puppies feet, or at least that is what our owner told us in this blog.

We are really growing. We moved outside as soon as the weather permitted. We have been exploring the barn and we know how to get through the small opening in the gate.  We haven't discovered the big four leggers on the opposite side of the fence, and our owner is hoping that we never discover them. We only have good influnces in our environment, meaning Auntie Grace isn't going to model bad behavior for us to copy.

Joy Joy seems to like puppies with white toe socks on their hind feet. None of us has any white on our forefeet. One of us a male, has no white on him except for one white hair on his chest.  This week we will be getting our first 5 way vaccination, and our Choo Hooves and rope pull toys will arrive soon along with a toy football.

There are 5 males and 3 males in this litter.  It is our mother's first litter.  Some people have asked about us sending our owner an email and one person called her on the phone. We are being advertised in the hard copy editions of 4 California Newspapers.  Our Litter owner likes the old fashioned way of advertising. We are also located on Breeders.net and a couple of other dog advertising websites. We can go to new homes on November 3, 2011 which seems a little short to our owner, but after counting and recounting the number of weeks since we were whelped it is correct. She wanted to hold us until we were 60 days old. 

Our litter owner also added more space to her website in the hopes of uploading video.  She thinks she may have forgotten how to write the code for the .mov files, in fact she knows she forgot how to write the code as someone told her that .mov files can still be played in Quick Time Players. She hasn't had any litters in so long she hasn't kept up with technology and the new file extension, in fact she isn't even using java script, and has no clue what a CSS is much less .wmv or whatever file extension are out there in the modern world.  Things in techno world are more dynamic then the law.

Her pedigree generator failed a few years ago, and she reformatted her computer and lost the program to open the files that are saved on a CD, so she is working with the people who wrote the program and sold it to her back in 1999.  She hopes that NWPS remains patient and TIA's them.

Missy Blue Bayou is our grandmother, her photo is on our business card on both websites.

See you, it is time for lunch. 


Posted by bluediamondgreatdane at 4:31 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 22 April 2018 2:47 AM EDT
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