Guardian Febea Von Gottschalk
Just an update on Febea. She’s a wonderful and adorable little girl that makes us all melt!!! I could thank you a thousand times & it still not be enough!! We already love her so much!!! I cannot explain to you how much joy this puppy brings to me, and Daron & Vanessa!!! (I attached a couple pictures)
I took her to the vet yesterday for her 1st check up & she did great!! I’ve attached the report.
I asked her about giving her the 16 week booster you talked about & she normally doesn’t, but of course has no problem doing it. I just couldn’t remember what it was you said Rotties were more prone to that made you recommend that? Can you remind me?
She’s still doing great! Growing so fast!! Last Friday she was up to 16#!! She was 7.7# when we got her 1 month ago! And she is so smart! She picked up walking on the treadmill in no time!! Sit & Stay has been a really easy for her too! The slowest part has been potty training – but she’s coming along there too!
We love her so much & just wanted to say thank you again!!!
Thanks! And I promise to give her lots of kisses!! She’s got 1 little spot left that I haven’t kissed the fur off of yet!! Here some more pictures! The 1st one is her sitting in the desk drawer. She is irresistable!!
I’ll send you a link to my facebook page so you can see her phote album & any updates I post.
Talk to you later!
“Cash” Guardian Fonzo Von Gottschalk
Cash got a personal ride in his own airplane to his new home! We fly our puppies all over the world, but this is only our second puppy that got a personal ride like this! How cute is he all passed out?
Landed in greenville, pa safe & sound. Fonzo snuggled in & slept the whole trip home!
Thanks for your wonderful hospitality!
Fonzo is settling in well. He has his “call name” now, which happens to be “Cash.” There is a funny story as to how he ended up with that as his name. Remember how windy it was that day we picked him up? After we landed at Greenville, PA and began to taxi back to the hangar, the wind kicked up and caused my husband’s plane to spin around, lifted the right wing up and tipped the left wing into the asphalt causing a “ding” in the left wing. Although we have insurance to cover things like this and it was not a major event, the comment was made (in jest) that “This has become one expensive dog!” Consequently my husband decided “Cash” suited him!
All is going really well. He came through his health check with flying colors. My older dogs are handling his invasion fairly well. Roscoe, the one playing with the crate, “claimed” him as soon as we brought him in the house. No one else was allowed to approach or play with him. Now that Cash has been here a little bit, Roscoe’s interest has waned and the others may now play with him. Duke, the Rott I rescued last March that had been so sick, has found Cash to be a wonderful playmate. Cash is absolutely fearless with these big dogs! He charges and pounces on them like he is as big as they are. He grabs on to their nubs like they are a perfect little handle built just for him. He thinks nothing of trying to take a toy out of 115 lb Duke’s mouth! And the toy he wants always belongs to someone else at that moment!
Everyone that meets him is very impressed by his manner and disposition. Many people can not believe how “laid back” he is! His calm manner makes him a hit. The vet was very impressed by him.
We had a bout of diarrhea late last week and not wanting to take any chances I immediately had the little guy checked out at the vet. They did not want to take any risks either and gave him fluids and a shot of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories as a precaution. He bounced right back and the next day was playing with the big dogs like nothing had been wrong. I don’t know what caused it (maybe nerves?). I have carefully watched where he goes outside so that he doesn’t get into bad or yucky things in the yard.
I’ve attached a couple pics of Cash in his new environment. Thank-you once again for such a wonderful visit with your family and dogs and the opportunity to own one of your babies!
I hope all is well with you and your family (furry and four footed ones too! ). I hope you had a wonderful trip “across the pond.”
So sorry it’s taken so long to reply. My computer has been acting up and Best Buy has had it in their possession for a week or so, only to tell me there is nothing wrong. It freezes up randomly; sometimes 3 times in a half hour. I even took it in to the “Geek Squad” in a “frozen” state, but since they can find no problems, then obviously nothing is wrong. LOL!
Anyway, little Cash is doing very well. I can tell he has a little bit of devilment in him! Tonight I had him outside to potty and while I was attending to one of the others, he “disappeared.” It is not unusual to “lose” someone for a few minutes because they may wander out of sight behind the house, but they usually come running when you call them. I called and called and called and no Cash. I was getting close to panicked when it occurred to me to look under the porch, which is raised about 18 inches (just about cat or puppy height) above ground level. The little monkey was standing underneath it, listening to me call his name, not making a sound, just hanging out. I think he was waiting to see how long it would take me to find him! When I peeked under the porch, and scolded him, he came over to the edge and peeked out at me like I was the crazy one!
He weighed about 35 lbs at his last vet visit and has completed his regular puppy shots We are also doing canine influenza b/c he will be coming into contact with all kinds of other dogs (from who knows where) when he goes to obedience training. Better to be safe than sorry. A couple of bucks now is worth it to save myself from a nightmare later. Heartworm preventative is an absolute as is flea preventative. There is no excuse in my eyes for not treating your pets with preventative.
He is progressing well with his training. He rings the bells on the door when he has to potty, and returns to sit at your feet when we call “here!” He knows he must sit when he comes in from outside, and not barrel through the door, knocking down anyone in his way. He sits and “shakes” with both paws before he eats. He’s been fetching a ball or toy and returns it to me, and drops it. We tried the “sit-stay” today, but it was a little bit of a struggle for him to understand he could not follow me when I stepped away! 🙂 OH and of course the staples of every dog mama, “Leave it!” and “What do you have? DROP IT!” I swear I never knew there was so much little stuff in my house!
He’s getting out to visit too. I took him to the hair salon on Sat – my hairdresser had really liked my older Rott, Zeus- and Cash was also a hit. They thought he was a “friendly little guy.” I also traveled to my hometown (near State College, home of Penn State University) this weekend. It’s a 4 hour trip and I did not want to trust the “baby” to a dog sitter, so I took him along. He traveled very well and at the birthday party we attended, he was a big hit with the kids! He loved them and they loved him. The adults all liked him too. Everyone comments on how laid back and easy going he is. When he returned home 14 hrs later, his “brothers” were more excited to see him than me. Roscoe had to sniff and lick him to make sure he was ok, it was comical!
On a funny note: My husband is so happy with him, he plays and cuddles him when he comes home each weekend. He keeps commenting on how nicely behaved he is, not a “wild child” or high strung and how easy he has been to train. Now remember, this is the man who is gone almost every Mon – Fri and consequently doesn’t spend much time training with or cleaning up after him! So recently, he was cuddling with Cash and he looked at me and said “Y’know, he has been such an easy puppy, he wasn’t very disruptive, I think next year we’ll get TWO of them.” I just looked at him dumbfounded and laughed!
On a rather sad note, my oldest Rott, Zeus was diagnosed with malignant melanoma last week and has no more than 6 months to live. We were advised we could do radical surgery, (removing his jaw bone) and chemo, but it is doubtful at his age that it would be a success. He is about 15 years old, and I knew my time with him was short, but now it’s very, very short. The vet removed as much of the tumor as possible with out anesthesia, but it’s already growing back and yesterday I noticed another tumor close to the area where the first was located, so I think it’s spreading fast and very little precious time remains. It will be a blessing to have Cash to occupy me through the next few months. Training him will keep me busy after the inevitable occurs.
Cash sends his love!
I have more pics, I just need to get them on a disk and get them out to you! Hopefully soon!
Cash does look great! He’s around 80 lbs (+/-) and very lean and sleek – he hasn’t really “bulked up” – as of yet! He will fill out over the next year I’m sure – esp the way he eats! I think he would eat almost nonstop if he was allowed! Oh – he certainly makes sure we don’t forget to feed him! He’s super-sensitive and sulks when scolded or corrected! He is more than a little bit stubborn and like any 1 yr old, likes to push his luck! After the first of the year he is going to begin a refresher obedience class so we can work on some of that stubbornness! He still loves the BALL! My dog-sitter is a vet-tech at my vet clinic and she said she played BALL! so much her arm was sore after the first week she stayed with him! LOL! He’s starting to grow into his “big dog bark” and I think he scares himself at times! Hee hee! He barks and looks around like “Who was that?”
Unfortunately, MY puppy has bonded BIG TIME with Max – Max is his FAVORITE person and the only one he will cuddle with! I can not get him to cuddle with me! 🙁 So I guess I need to get another Guardian Rottweiler! Hee Hee!
I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!
I thought you would get a kick out of your Dunjo baby – Cash – he is so obsessed w/ his BALL that he brought it to bed with him last night! Notice it is carefully tucked under his foot/chin/cheek so it doesn’t escape.
“Turner” Guardian Fritzie Von Gottschalk
Thanks so much for the emails about the registration. Very helpful! Just wanted to let you know that Francis is doing great! We did keep the name despite its strangeness, just thought it would be funny to call out “Francis” at the park and see jaws drop as an awesome Rottweiler comes running! 🙂 He has the best temperament, is just so smart, and as the vet put it, is a “magnificent specimen!” She has also had Rottweilers and is thrilled to be seeing Francis. Thought I’d send you a couple pictures, he’s doing so well and the family is so happy with him. We surprised the kids with him, and they were thrilled. My daughter Mia actually cried tears of joy she was sooo excited! It was truly a beautiful moment! Thanks again for everything and we’ll be in touch!
Thanks so much!Jenifer
“Kane” Guardian Fillip Von Gottschalk
(left: 6 months old)
(right: Today, 8 months old) More fun pics to come. He is just the best!!! Patrick