My renewed excitement in life is kindled by the birth experience as I lived it through my Champion Mom Lady. The babies were born two and a half weeks ago.
I will recall for you some snippets of moments of that experience. Breeding a girl like Lady takes the cooperation of not only nature but the wonderful people in the Leonberger community. We made some sort of verbal arrangement last summer. Then we waited and waited month-after-month for her to come into season.
Lady had her first litter of puppies in June of 2018. After giving birth, it seemed she would not go through the awful changes everyone told me she would experience — losing almost all of her coat, being skinny — but she did, in fact, go through stage. Gradually she emerged again in glory ready for a show again.
For this proud mama, she did well. No! She was magnificent! One of her puppies stayed with us, and Lady and Dara became close buddies. I believe Lady truly forgot that she ever had puppies. She lives in the moment. Unlike the human trait of analyzing and thinking about how things happened, it seems intuitive that dogs are present for the moment only. It’s not that they do not know things, they just don’t seem to think like we do.
I’m getting off track!
My parents grew up during "the great depression."
I was shaped by that kind of limited belief.
Now my life is spent imagining and creating the possibilities instead of feeling cramped into a mold predestined for me by someone else. I feel free.
I am a child of God's creation, a wife, mother, and grandmother. Besides that I am much more. I am having the best time of my life! I am enjoying many blessings and working so that others may be blessed as well!
I live in the east coast U.S. now in the gorgeous part of Virginia we call the Shenandoah Valley. I am a retired mathematics teacher and my husband and I have Leonberger dogs.
My husband is a hard worker and he is detailed and meticulous in his work. Work is his love gift. He is quiet mostly, but has an amazing mind and is so funny. After all these years, I still love him so much.
I, on the other hand, am easily distracted and do mostly what seems like a lot of fun to me. I enjoy people, and great ideas, and enjoy listening to wonderful conversations. I like the way words go together and the feelings they cause. I am thrilled with humorous stories and fascinated by the way the pieces of life fit together.
I enjoy the fields of advertising and sales. I love to travel, and I treasure the special bond between mankind and canines.
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