View Full Version : "The Adventures of Little Gunner"
07-27-2007, 04:35 AM
08-03-2007, 08:37 AM
Great pictures, thanks for sharing!!!
08-05-2007, 01:50 PM
What a hansome boy!!! He is almost the cutest boy I know (wouldnt be a proud mommy if I didnt put Wyatt 1st) :) Great pictures though!
08-20-2007, 12:00 PM
That was great! Thanks for sharing.
08-20-2007, 01:16 PM
Makes me cry for Todd & Frann's loss of Gabe all over again...
...but it is a beautiful gift for Gabe.
08-20-2007, 01:19 PM
Bart - what a great memorial...thanks for sharing with us. Gabe was an awesome dog and together they were phenominal....
08-27-2007, 01:46 PM
That was a nice tribute to Gabe. Really nice. I remember us talking about them in Roseburg, and our memories of Cynosports 2005. I'm still stunned. I'm having problems seeing the pictures of Gabe. Is it just me?
08-27-2007, 04:55 PM
Also for a tribute to Gabe....all of the funds raised for the Chase Away K9 Cancer that were collected at the Reno event will be going in as a donation in the name of Gabe!
A huge thanks to Wendy, JJ and Dave Drake for promoting the heck out of the Chase during Saturday and Sunday. Also a big thank you to those of you who walked the crowd with your dogs wearing the Chase Away Donation Vests!
Also I would like to thank the folks from the Tamarack Junction! Besides their sponship, they are taking the Chase Away information and going to be promoting it on their website and helping where they can. They too lost two dogs to cancer!
It was also great seeing Todd and Bolt on the Dock jumping big. They just missed the top 4 in the pro finals and ended up in 5th! The big smile was great to see from Todd!!!!!
A great event!! Thanks Everyone!!
08-27-2007, 06:22 PM
Wow! What a great job, Dave, and everyone at the Reno event to raise money in memory of a great dog, Gabe. I'm totally blown away by Todd getting back up on the dock so soon. That's a testimony to his strength of character, and love for this sport. Way to go, Todd!
08-27-2007, 08:08 PM
The Chase campaign in Reno wasn't any of my doing! It was JJ that got all the information from Cera, then Wendy, JJ and Dave Drake promoted the heck out of it! They all did a great job!! And I do have to say...whoever came up with the Vest idea was a genius!! That works so great!!! We should always have two dogs walking the crowds at each event! Amazing how it adds up.
It is great to be a part of it, however there are many, many people all across the country getting the word out now!!
09-04-2007, 04:41 PM
Bart it wasn't me that had too much to drink it's the guy to the left! Remember our pact...what happens at Diamond Lake stays in Diamond Lake!!!
09-05-2007, 09:56 AM
Thanks Bart!! :-)
Being able to work with Gunner was a real treat! He's an amazing dog!!
Tell him that we send lots of hugs and kisses to him!
(Especially from Hope!)
09-24-2007, 03:05 PM
I love the sign on at Metro Parks - Point Defiance...boy does that fit well on the front of my house....lol
09-24-2007, 04:03 PM
All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-01-2007, 05:24 PM
We hope it gets better soon. That really sucks. We feel for you two. We send hugs to LG. What event did you go to last? Was it the NW Challenge or another one?
Personal Best: 17'2"
10-02-2007, 01:18 AM
So far, so good....Chloe is doing fine. No signs of cough. Took her to vet today just in case since we are traveling on Wednesday. He said it didn't appear that she was going to be affected. However, Little Chloe Noir came down with it! She too is on antibiotics. Appears to be getting better. Vet felt the dogs either picked it up in the water or around the dock somewhere. Bart, as LG is really isn't in contact with the other pups, I think he may be right. I didn't see or hear any pups with issues there...but ya never know!
LG is in our thoughts and prayers also!!
Dave and please don't let me catch the cough Chloe!!
10-04-2007, 12:58 PM
Feel better soon LG!!!
10-04-2007, 04:09 PM
Poor guy! :( I hope he feels better SOON! And for the others who were affected too!
As a veterinarian, I always put dogs on Doxy for kennel cough-type cases. It is the antibiotic of choice when dealing with these situations. It helps prevent secondary bacterial infections, but as a side note, it does little, if anything, to resolve the cough. Unless the cough is severe, I usually do not recommend a cough suppressant. Reason being that if there is some phlegm or mucous in the lungs, I want the dogs to cough that out! :) As it says in the article, it really is mostly a self-limiting disease. Dogs are usually contagious for several weeks, however.
Usually the incubation period for this is 1-2 weeks, so if someone's dog was in the incubation stage, they might bring their dog to an event and not even realize that there is a problem. Also, the organism that causes kennel cough lives in the respiratory systems of all dogs all the time. Sometimes all it takes is a little stress or exposure to one of the other culprits and your dog starts coughing! It is very frustrating, for sure!
I sure hope everyone feels better soon! Oh, and one other thing... if your dog is on Doxy, make sure that they either drink some water or follow it with a treat after giving the medication. It doesn't happen very often, but if the Doxy pill gets stuck in the throat, it can cause so much irritation that it can cause a stricture or narrowing of the throat permanently!
Get well wishes to everyone from Team Blabador!!:D
10-05-2007, 08:01 AM
He is so cute. I sure hope he feels better. XOXO :)
Bart, if you have any questions/concerns, feel free to PM me. Not that I am an expert, but if you need something, let me know.
10-05-2007, 07:40 PM
this is one of the most common afflictions in dogs. it's essentially a cold but left untreated can develop into pneumonia. i'm not sure i remember the last dog we pulled from a shelter that did not have some form of kc. often it's treated with clavamox but recent strains have withstood the drug and doxy is a better remedy. i have a load on hand at all times. dogs can often avoid catching it by getting an annual bordetella vaccination. because of all the kc that comes through my house, kona and chase get this vaccination bi-annually and luckily have never gotten it (over 60 dogs later). hope LG's feeling better.
10-06-2007, 08:11 AM
Thanks for that information. Recently our vet increased the vac bi-annually also due to the fact we attend so many events. Maybe worth checking with your vet.
10-08-2007, 07:27 AM
That is one of the best pictures I have ever seen! Maybe I will have to hire you to take some pictures of MickeyD....oh I forgot he won't sit still!
10-12-2007, 12:26 PM
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
10-12-2007, 06:11 PM
Bart great pictures and I hope LG is feeling better Hershey Kiss
10-12-2007, 07:18 PM
Bart can we move in with you???? We are jealous. All we need is one room, two jobs, and Andy space. Thats not asking a lot. =) Is it?
10-12-2007, 08:06 PM
Very true. Just wish our box wasn't in the stinky armpit of Cali. =)
10-13-2007, 06:33 AM
"People these days live their entire lives in a box. But science shows that getting outdoors, even just to sit on a bench and watch squirrels, lowers stress and the health problems that go with it."
Pamela Peeke, MD
"Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become."
"What's really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer."
William Albert Allard
10-13-2007, 11:34 AM
"You can't stick it on with soap, Peter. It needs sewing. That's the proper way to do it. Although, come to think of it, I've never thought about it before... um... sewing shadows, I mean. "
10-13-2007, 11:48 AM
Healthier "double-double" than an In-&-Out "Double-Double" Burger.
"It is a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes aware of truths before their times."
Thomas Reed 1839-1902
10-13-2007, 11:50 AM
Well I am certainly getting a kick out of it!!!
10-13-2007, 11:55 AM
"HOPE changes everything, doesn't it [she]?"
Diane Sawyer 1945-
10-13-2007, 12:03 PM
Sandra--had a feeling you'd get a good chuckle out of it! ;-) xoxo
Definition of Trinity:
The union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead [Doghead], so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality.
Any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti.
Any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art, especially the triangle.
"The Doctrine of the Trinity teaches that within the unity of the one Godhead there are three separate persons [dogs] who are coequal in power, nature, and eternity."
10-13-2007, 12:04 PM
I think they are saying "Why can't we all be friends?"
10-13-2007, 06:04 PM
I think maybe we could make this thread about "can you find the tree" just like the "Where's Waldo" books! ;-)
"Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence."
Hal Borland 1900-1978
10-13-2007, 06:33 PM
Well, Waldo Richardson, you've got the wrong tree! ;-)
Not much of an outdoorsman, huh? You'll have to work harder than that.
It's just not the TREE it's the environment around the tree that helps to define it.
10-13-2007, 06:42 PM
Although the TREE you found looks like the same tree in other pictures--like the one below--look familiar? But you've still got the wrong tree. You're going to have to drive farther than that! LOL
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."
e. e. cummings 1894-1962
10-13-2007, 06:45 PM
I meant the last tree posted, page 10 was it?
And since you're up to challenges today--how about this TREE, think you can find this one??? ;-) LOL.
What's L. Gun think of all these trees???
10-13-2007, 07:12 PM
"A big part of the problem in the world today is that we've lost our connection with nature. We're so concerned with making a buck, and I'm not saying that I haven't been prey to this myself. We are getting walled in, drinking bottled water, and we can't see the forest for the trees."
Woody Harrelson 1961-
"Green is my favorite. And it's my favorite because it's the color of my wife's eyes, grass, trees, life, and money, and mother earth!"
Casper Van Dien 1968-
10-14-2007, 07:45 AM
Your sis and LG did you proud!! Quite a loud ovation also! Wish you could have been there to hear it!
10-14-2007, 08:13 AM
How proud you must be I know we are for you!!! Take a bow!
10-14-2007, 10:36 AM
"I just have beautiful memories of what has happened in my life."
Persis Khambatta 1950-1998
10-14-2007, 09:34 PM
I just received an e-mail congratulating Little Gunner for winning Dockdogs 2007 #1 Top Yellow Labrador Retreiver.
We just wanted to say congratulations!!! That is wonderful news!!!
Personal Best: 17'2"
10-14-2007, 09:36 PM
Don't you think the dogs would love to run and play in the meadow...
Personal Best: 17'2"
10-15-2007, 10:31 AM
Well we could take the doggies there next labor day. It is between Crater and Diamond Lake. Beautiful place.
Speaking of Crater Lake here it is.
And the Rouge George.
Personal Best: 17'2"
10-15-2007, 11:49 PM
We saw that Meadow!! It is very nice!! Got another Diamond Lake pic for ya! Got there at sunrise It is amazing!!
10-16-2007, 07:15 AM
"If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees."
"The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over."
"If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find."
John Churton Collins
10-17-2007, 08:24 AM
Congrats for being named DD Top Yellow Lab! Cera said some really wonderful words about you and LG . . . thanking you and LG for bringing back to her what she had with Chase . . . how she was so proud of both of you . . . aw geez, I'm going to start crying again. Like Dave said, wish you could have been there to hear the crowd roar!
10-17-2007, 09:57 AM
Any Time Bart!!!!!
I am just happy there is a site as SplashDogs where you never have to worry about any posts as those. All the folks here don't find it necessary to belittle someone to make themselves feel better!
You are my friend Bart no one will convince me otherwise.
11-05-2007, 12:53 PM
You just know how to rub it in, huh? While I was sweating in Scottsdale your romping at the ocean! HMMMMMMMMMMM maybe I should be at the ocean, huh?
11-05-2007, 02:37 PM
I was sweating in Scottsdale
Now wait a minute young Lady. The 90 degrees plus was dry heat and how could you be uncomfortable with all those men fanning you with palm fronds. Maybe next year I can be promoted from sherpa to fan boy!
11-05-2007, 02:41 PM
Here is a little some fun of LG's friend Chloe!
11-05-2007, 03:16 PM
Loved every minute of that!! Such an abused dog!!
11-07-2007, 05:15 PM
Hey Bart & LG congrats on your award. Sorry we miss you at Worlds put it look like you guys had a blast at the beach.Hershey Kiss
11-08-2007, 09:45 AM
Love the Birthday Video and the Pictures.... My daughter thought the Birthday Hat was the Funniest thing Ever:)
11-15-2007, 10:13 PM
Wow, where have all the pictures of Little Gunner gone??
12-02-2007, 11:40 AM
12-02-2007, 11:51 AM
do you have a name for his brother yet? I had a black lab once that I named Midnight. Original, huh?
12-02-2007, 01:36 PM
Gunner's little bro will be named "BERNIE"
12-02-2007, 02:04 PM
Oh like "Weekend at Bernie's"?
12-02-2007, 02:26 PM
12-03-2007, 10:08 PM
Well, I for one, sure hope you give us lots more pictures of Lil Gunner and
his new brother :)
12-04-2007, 06:29 AM
I would also like to thank everyone for the phone calls, e-mails, and PM's of support.
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